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    3 Photos Taken Before Mysterious  Disappearances | Part 2
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    3 Photos Taken Before Mysterious Disappearances | Part 2

    August 30, 2019


    1.Andrew Gosden
    In 2007, Andrew lived with his parents and sister in Doncaster. On the morning of September 14, he got ready
    for school, however, rather than attending class that day, he had waited in a nearby
    park until his parents had left for work. Upon returning to the house, he changed out
    of his uniform, placed it in the washing machine and then collected his PSP, leaving the charger
    behind. There was £100 in his room, however he did
    not take this, but instead, He withdrew £200 from his bank account, went to Doncaster railway
    station and purchased a one-way ticket to London before boarding the 9:35am train to
    King’s Cross. Witnesses saw him getting on the train alone. The ticket seller on Doncaster station remembered
    Gosden because he refused a return ticket, despite it only half a pound more. Eye witnesses on the train have since reported
    seeing Andrew on the train, describing him as quiet. He had played with his PSP for the duration
    of the journey. He would be captured on CCTV at approximately
    11:20 AM. CCTV imagery of Gosden at King’s Cross was
    not checked until 27 days after his disappearance, by which time the trail had gone cold. CCTV images showed Andrew leaving Kings Cross
    station on the day he vanished. That was the last confirmed sighting of him. One year after Andrew’s disappearance, an
    unidentified man spoke into the intercom at the doorway to Leominster Police Station,
    claiming to have information about the case. When an officer arrived to answer the door,
    the man had disappeared. There were fears that Andrew may have been
    groomed by someone he met online. This was investigated, but searches of his
    sister’s laptop, which he occasionally used (Andrew did not have one of his own) and the
    school computers found nothing. His parents hold the belief that he did not
    have any social media or email accounts that they were aware of. He also did not own a mobile phone. There was speculation that Andrew may have
    travelled to the capital to end his own life. His family doubted this, but didn’t rule it
    out. They payed a company to search the Thames
    using sonar equipment. A body was found, but it was not Andrew. A further theory was that Andrew ran away
    in search of a new life. It was reported that his favourite TV show
    featured a character that left his old life and changed his identity. His parents have continued to put money in
    his bank account, just in case he needs it, however it has remained untouched since the
    day he left. After more than 10 years, there is still no
    trace of Andrew Gosden or any explanation for his mysterious train trip. 2.Daniel Entwistle On May 3rd 2003, 7-year-old Daniel Entwistle
    from Great Yarmouth, England, arrived home after going to the local store to run an errand
    for his mother. Upon re-entering the house, Daniel asked his
    father, David Entwistle, for money to buy some sweets. He left again and was captured on store CCTV. Daniel was caught one final time on the store
    surveillance camera, cycling by. This was the last confirmed sighting of the
    boy. Daniel’s red and white bike was found along
    a harbor wall near the River Yare, about a half mile from his home, around 3am Sunday,
    May 4th. Authorities thought he may have fallen into
    the river and drowned. His body was never found, but it could have
    been swept out to the North Sea. However, Daniel was afraid of water and could
    not swim, so it doesn’t seem logical that he would climb the harbor wall, which would
    put him at risk of falling into the river. In 2003, Joseph Zugor came forward a few days
    after Daniel disappeared and said he had seen Daniel playing with some kids near a raised
    wall by the River Yare (where his bike was found) around lunchtime on May 3 and again
    around 4pm that same day. Zugor said Daniel and other children often
    played there. What’s interesting about Zugor’s claim
    is that it conflicts with Daniel’s mother, Paula’s statement on where she and the family
    were that day. Paula claimed the whole family went shopping
    earlier that day, then returned home, at which time Paula went to rest as she felt unwell. yet Zugor claimed to have seen him playing
    around lunchtime by the river Yare. Despite a large police search of the area,
    Daniel was never found. Heartbreakingly, due to few funds and no PR
    campaign, his disappearance stopped being reported by the media after only a few days,
    and the case was closed by police just 3 months after he vanished. The boys father, David Entwistle, died in
    2015. It is also worth noting that david was convicted
    of having sex with a 12-year-old girl in 1985. Police were aware of the conviction when Daniel
    vanished but it was never made public. David was interviewed by detectives in the
    search for his son but never made a suspect. Daniel remains missing to this day. 3.The Disappearance Of Jared Negrete
    On July 19, 1991, Jared Negrete, a 12-year-old boy from El Monte, California, traveled to
    Camp Tahquitz in the San Bernardino National Forest. He was going on an overnight camping trip
    with his Boy Scout troop and they were planning to hike to the top of the 3,500-meter (11,500
    ft) Mount San Gorgonio. As the troop neared the top the summit, Jared
    grew tired. Another group of hikers spotted Jared straggling
    behind and notified the Scout troop leader at the mountain summit but the leader, an
    experienced hiker, told him, He would be collected on the way back. However, when the troop returned, Jared was
    nowhere to be found. An extensive search was conducted of the area
    by rescue teams. They found a lot of matching shoe prints and
    some items which belonged to Jared including his backpack, beef jerky, and candy wrappers. In spite of these clues, they could not find
    any trace of Jared. This story would probably be a straightforward
    and tragic case of a boy wondering off and succumbing to the elements, but Jared managed
    to leave behind one very haunting image. Jared’s camera was also found in the woods,
    and its film contained 12 recent photographs which were eventually developed. Most of the photos were landscape scenes apparently
    taken before Jared went missing. But the final picture on the roll of film
    was a photograph of the Scout’s eyes and nose, taken with the aid of the camera’s flash,
    possibly at night after he disappeared. Family members said it appeared Jared pointed
    his camera at his face and snapped the picture. It seemed possible that the boy had lost the
    camera while sliding down a portion of the mountainside. Although I couldn’t find the images since
    they haven’t been released by the police, Police said that Jared looked very scared
    and that the mysterious picture was taken after he went missing. Despite the discovery of the camera and its
    pictures, Jared remains missing 26 years on.

    4 Disappearances That Have Been Solved
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    4 Disappearances That Have Been Solved

    August 13, 2019


    1. Lula Cora Hood
    In 1970, a single mother named Lula Cora Hood left her home in Galesburg, Illinois after
    a family argument and never returned. She left behind her 15-year-old daughter. Cora suffered from mental health problems
    and was in and out of her children’s lives even before she disappeared. But this time she never returned to her family,
    who believed they would never hear of her again. There were no leads, no tips, no sign of what
    had happened to her. She simply vanished. Then, 15 years ago, mushroom hunters found
    human remains in a Galesburg brickyard. After making a facial reconstruction, detectives
    believed that the bones belonged to Lula. However they were unable to confirm this through
    DNA analysis as testing on bones could not be done at the time. Nonetheless Cora was assumed dead and the
    family buried the remains and held a memorial service to say goodbye. It seemed as if the mysterious vanishing had
    at last been solved. For 13 years that grave would be considered
    to be Lula’s, and the mystery would be case closed, Untill 2009 when a fresh DNA analysis
    showed the remains interred 15 years ago were not those of Lula’s at all, and belonged
    to another unidentified individual. After DNA ruled out Cora as a match for the
    remains, police reopened their investigation with an online database search using her first
    and middle names and her date of birth. Authorities were able to discover that an
    84-year-old woman living in Florida was in fact the long missing Lula Hood, and that
    she had a new family and had eventually had 14 children. Even though Cora did not remember her daughter
    after all these years, they eventually reunited. Incidentally, in 2013, the female remains
    were finally identified as another missing woman named Helen “Ruth” Alps. 2. Wendy Von Huben
    Sixteen-year-old Wendy Von Huben lived in Woodstock, Illinois, with her family. She was dating a nineteen-year-old boy named
    Jesse Howell, who had recently moved into his own home. On February 22, 1997, Wendy told her parents
    that she was staying over at a friend’s house. In reality, however, Wendy and Jessie ran
    away, after Jesse promised to take her around the world. When wendy didn’t come home the next day,
    her parents reported her missing. They later learned from her school that she
    had skipped classes up to a week prior to her disappearance. Wendy and Jesse went on a trip along with
    another couple. During the trip, they slept in their friend’s
    car and stopped in different states. They ended up in Bradenton, Florida where
    they parted ways with the other couple. Shortly after they ran out of money and lived
    under a bridge near Dade City for few days. On March 19, Wendy called her parents and
    asked for $200 for a bus ticket back home for her and Jesse. A few days later, Jesse called his parents
    from a nearby truck stop. He said that they were on their way home. However, two days later, on March 23, Jesse
    was discovered bludgeoned to death near the railroad tracks in Marion County, Florida. He had been struck from behind and there was
    no evidence of a struggle. There was still money in his pocket and a
    half-smoked cigarette on the ground. A small drop of blood on his jacket was believed
    to belong to Wendy. However wendy was nowhere to be seen. Several weeks later, on June 4, Wendy’s parents
    received a phone call from Wendy in which she said, “It’s me, Wendy!” and then hung
    up. She then called again and told her father
    that she was at a gas station in Kankakee, Illinois. However, the conversation was so short, her
    father was not sure that it was actually her. Police tracked the phone to a Phillips 66
    gas station. After viewing surveillance videotape, they
    spotted a teenage girl that matched Wendy’s description. Her parents watched the tape and agreed that
    the girl was Wendy. Police estimated that the tape was filmed
    within minutes of the phone calls. Some local drifters told police that Wendy
    was travelling with a one-legged railroad car rider known as “Bob,” who has since been
    identified as Bobby Ray Taylor. In April of 1998, the drifter named Bobby
    Ray Taylor was located. He denied ever being with Wendy and it was
    determined that he was not involved in the case. In July of 2000, Angel Resendiz, also known
    as “The Railroad Killer”, confessed to killing Wendy and Jesse. He claimed he met Wendy and Jessie on March
    21, 1997, in a large railway yard in Baldwin, Fla., where hobos and the homeless are known
    to live. Sometime that night, they got on a grain car
    heading south. Wendy and Jessie began asking Resendiz where
    they could get jobs without having identification. He told them he was going to work the orange
    fields and told them he could show them where they are. By March 23, they had traveled about 85 miles
    when the train stopped just short of Ocala. Resendiz got off, and Howell followed him. Resendiz then took a rubber hose lined with
    heavy metal that is used to connect rail cars and hit Howell over the head, killing him
    with one or two blows. Resendiz said he got back on the train alone,
    and he and Wendy went on. Wendy didn’t knew what happened to Jessie
    at this point. Resendiz told investigators he and wendy got
    off the train in Oxford, where he tied her up, then choked her to death with his arms
    about 35 feet from the tracks. He said he covered her body with a military
    jacket he was wearing and a blanket. Resendiz led police to Wendy’s remains, which
    were found fifteen miles from the spot where Jesse was found. DNA and jewelry found on the remains confirmed
    her identity. Resendiz confessed to at least nine other
    murders. Police believe he was responsible for at least
    fifteen murders dating back to 1986. He was executed in June of 2006. 3. Pamela Jackson And Cheryl Miller
    ON the evening of May 29, 1971, 17 year-old Cheryl Miller and 17 year-old Pamella Jackson
    were on their way to a high school party in Vermilion, South Dakota, driving in a beige
    1960 Studebaker Lark. The car was Cheryl’s grandfather’s. The girls stopped at the local church and
    talked to some boys after visiting Cheryl’s grandmother in the hospital earlier that day. The boys were going to the same party Cheryl
    and Pamella were. They agreed to follow the boys to the party
    in their own car. However, the boys missed a turn and accidentally
    drove past the party. When they turned around they no longer saw
    the Studebaker’s headlights. They figured the girls had simply lost the
    nerve to attend the party. The celebration went on, but the girls and
    the Studebaker would not be seen again, until 2013. In the following weeks, volunteers and law-enforcement
    officers searched the gravel pit, surrounding roads and even the nearby Missouri River. But their efforts yielded nothing. The mystery persisted, year after year, for
    more than four decades. Authorities had their theories about the girls’
    disappearance. At first, they believed the girls to be runaways
    because of their ages. Other thought they runaway to a hippie commune
    in California. Soon, A man named, David Lykken, already serving
    a prison sentence on unrelated charges was indicted for murder in the deaths of Miller
    and Jackson in 2007. However, the charges were dropped after it
    was found out an inmate faked his confession about Lykken’s involvement in the case. Then, on September 23, 2013, a fisherman who
    was fishing by South Dakota’s Brule Creek noticed two wheels sticking out from the creek’s
    embankment. Investigators recovered the car from the embankment,
    which was caked with mud. The location of the creek is in an area that
    is rarely traveled. It is 30 miles east of Vermillion, almost
    right on the Iowa border. Record flooding followed by a drought is what
    brought the upside-down car into view. Days later, it was reported that their were
    two sets of skeletal remains found inside the car. The remains were later confirmed to be those
    of Miller and Jackson. According to officials, the victims’ vehicle
    was stuck in a third gear, the lights were on, and their skeletal remains were in the
    cabin. One of the tires on the car was damaged. The car keys were found in the ignition. Investigators also recovered Miller’s purse,
    which contained her driver’s license, photos and notes from her classmates. Those factors pointed to an accident and the
    case was finally closed after 43 years. 4. Lucy Johnson
    In 1965 Lucy Ann Johnson, mother to a son, David, and a daughter, Linda, vanished. Her husband Marvin Johnson reported her missing
    from their home in Surrey, British Columbia, near Vancouver, Canada, in 1965, but upon
    further investigation police were alarmed to find that, after talking to various neighbors,
    it seemed Lucy had not been seen since September of 1961. Based on witnesses reporting that Marvin had
    been digging a septic field in the yard a few months prior, the Surrey Royal Canadian
    Mounter police dug up the yard of the home which was located near 103rd Avenue and 145th
    A Street in North Surrey, but found nothing. Lucy Ann Carvell, born in 1935 in Alaska met
    her first husband Marvin Johnson and married in Blaine, Washington, later moving to Surrey. After reading a profile of her mother, considered
    British Columbia’s oldest missing persons case, Linda evans, decided to take matters
    into her own hands. Knowing that had her mother been alive she
    would have been in her late 70s, Linda Evans committed herself to uncovering the truth
    of her mother’s disappearance before she herself got too old. Linda’s father remarried after her mother’s
    disappearance and later passed away in the late 1990s, and Linda’s brother David died
    as a teenager, so Linda knew she was the last chance at finding out the truth. Utilizing the bare bones facts she knew, (Linda
    was only seven or eight years old when her mother disappeared) Linda set out on her own
    investigation. She posted an advertisement in a local newspaper,
    the Yukon News near her mother’s birthplace giving her mothers name, birthdate, birthplace
    and physical description (5’5, olive complexion, dark hair) as well as her grandparents names. Linda hoped to make contact with somebody,
    anybody, who might know her mother’s fate. In 2013, Shortly after posting the ad she
    received a call from a woman from Yukon, in the Northwesten Territory of Canada, next
    to Alaska, who believed that Linda’s mother might be her mother as well. Linda was shocked to find that her mother
    was not only alive but that she had a new family, With three sons and one daughter. Weeks later, Linda flew that 1,200 miles from
    Vancouver to the Yukon Territory where her mother now resides. When asked why she vanished, Johnson claimed
    that her husband Marvin, Linda’s father, deceased in the late 90s, was abusive and
    unfaithful and unscrupulously banned her from the house without informing the children. Linda is not sure if she believes the story
    as it seems highly unlikely that a mother would leave her children so voluntarily. Linda was skeptical at first but she ended
    up believing her mother. Linda, now in her late fifties, is considering
    moving to the Yukon Territory to Live near her mother and make the most of their years
    left together.