Posts tagged ‘Missing Mother’

‘If I die, take care of my boys’: Chilling journal of missing mother Susan Powell shows deterioration of her marriage – and warns that her death ‘may not be an accident’

  • Journal entries shows Susan Powell’s growing distrust with her husband Josh, as well as her attempts to repair their marriage
  • Entries reveal that she lamented over the loss of the loving husband she used to know
  • The couple tried to have a third baby just months before she disappeared
  • Josh Powell killed himself and her two sons in a horrific murder-suicide last year
  • Susan Powell disappeared in 2009, and her body has never been found

A newly-revealed journal has shown the despair and turmoil of Susan Powell, who felt like a prisoner in her marriage and warned that she didn’t trust her husband in the months before she vanished.

She had been married about a year when she started writing a journal. She was a love-struck, 20-year-old newlywed, dreaming of the future she would build with her husband.

‘I just feel incredibly lucky to have Josh,’ she wrote in 2002. Before long, however, she found herself torn.


Photo of Susan Powell, mother of two, who went missing on December 6, 2009 in West Valley City, Utah


Powell Family; Susan Powell far right – Susan’s husband Josh Powell behind, and their two children Josh and Michael Powell


Susan Powell’s handwritten journal showed various entries, including the snippits above and below, in which she feared the worst over tensions with her husband



Mistrust: Susan wrote that her husband Josh could not be trusted in a last will and testament written about a year and a half before she disappeared

susanHopeful: Susan also says at the end that maybe there will be a happy ending for everyone after she hinted that there was difficulty in her marriage

Horrific: Josh Powell moved to a home in Puyallup, Washington, where he ultimately attacked his boys with a hatchet after saying he 'had a big surprise' for them. He then set his home on fire, causing an explosion that killed them allHorrific: Josh Powell moved to a home in Puyallup, Washington, where he ultimately attacked his boys with a hatchet after saying he ‘had a big surprise’ for them. He then set his home on fire, causing an explosion that killed them all

Click here for full article and home video of Susan Powell prior to her disappearance – MailOnline

Angela Hudson Went Missing In Rockingham County, NC on September 20, 2001

angela_hudsonClassification: Missing
Full Name: Angela Hudson
Nickname(s): Angie
Missing From: Ruffin, Rockingham County, NC
Date of Birth: April 20, 1968
Date of Disappearance: 09/20/01
Age at Disappearance: 33
Age Now: 44
Race: White Sex: Female
Height: 5’7
Weight: 120 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde
Tattoo(s): Red scorpion on back. Chinese dragon on upper right shoulder. Egyptian hieroglyphics on right ankle.

Angela was 33-year-old and a mother of two young children when was last seen on the morning of September 20, 2001 by a family member while at her home on the 9700 block of NC700 in Ruffin, North Carolina. Before leaving, she told family that she needed to run an errand and failed to return home. She didn’t take her vehicle, purse nor her two children.

She will be turning 45 in a few short weeks and her case remains cold.

Anyone with information regarding this cold case is asked to please contact:
Rockingham County Police Department (336) 634-3232

Source of information: NC Missing Persons (clicking the source will also show you other NC missing person cases.)

Lafayette Woman Last Seen Exactly One Month Ago From Today

crystal-grebingerLafayette Police are investigating the disappearance of 32-year-old Crystal Grebinger who was last seen on February 8, 2013.

According to local reports, Grebinger’s husband had been described as abusive, telling her that if she ever left him that he would kill her. She was last seen leaving the safe house in Lafayette where she had been staying.

The woman’s mother, Tammy Savoy, has been passing out missing person flyers all around town and threw out  social media websites, trying to find her missing daughter. She hasn’t received any phone calls or visits from Grebinger in four weeks and she knew almost immediately that something wasn’t right.

“I knew something is wrong,” said Savoy. “People can cry wolf all the time. (But) this is happening. Something happened to my daughter.”

Grebinger was staying at a Lafayette safe house, while going through a divorce from her husband. Grebinger’s sister, Candy Dupuis, says Crystal, as a mother of four, was trying to get her family back on track.

“Her kids meant the world to her,” said Dupuis. “That was her everything, you know?”

The family said her marriage was rocky and violent. And they fear her husband had something to do with her disappearance.

“He always told her, and the divorce would be final this month, that is she left him, he’d kill her,” said Dupuis.

But at this point, police have named no suspects in her disappearance. And it’s the not knowing that’s the hardest on the family.

“It’s a bad feeling, right here [stomach],” said Savoy. “It’s just killing me. I can’t think. I can’t sleep, I can’t eat.”

Help Find Crystal Dupuis Grebinger is a Facebook page created by those closest to the missing woman. It has already gained over 1,000 likes.

Full Name: Crystal Dupuis Grebinger
Missing From:
Age: 32
Race: White Sex: Female
Hair: Brown (occasionally wears different style/color wigs)
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’0″ Weight: 130 pounds
Other: She has a tattoo on her lower back


Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Lafayette Police Department (337) 291-8600
And/Or contact:

Geneva Mother, Michelle Parker, Still Missing Over Two Years Later



Photo of Michelle Lee Parker and a cross necklace she owned and was wearing at the time she went missing

Michelle Parker was a 32-year-old mother of twin children from Geneva who vanished from South Orlando, FL on November 17, 2011. She was last seen at approximately 4PM and her Black HC Hummer with has a glow logo on the back window, was found abandoned the following day at the 4700 Block of Walden Circle, which is a part of town she didn’t normally frequent. Many volunteers joined in with police and loved ones to search for the missing mother but she was never found.

Some might remember watching Michelle on an episode of People’s Court in front of Judge Marilyn Milian. The episode that Michelle appeared in — she was disputing having to pay for an engagement ring given to her by her then ex-fiance, Dale Smith, then 33. The episode (which can be seen here in a very low-quality recording), she was looking for $5,000 back for the engagement ring he gave Parker — which she threw over a hotel balcony in an alleged drunken fit of rage. Judge Milian decided that they should both bear the burden of the ring’s cost, while encouraging them to cooperate in the raising of their twins. Milian ruled in favor of Smith and awarded him $2,500. After the case the two were able to make statements. In the interview with Parker after the ruling, reporter Curt Chaplin described the relationship as a “fatal attraction,” and Michelle, visibly upset, swore the relationship was over.


Still-shot photo of Michelle on People’s Court


Photo of Dale Smith and Michelle during their relationship

Later that same day of the courtroom appearance Michelle’s brother received a one-word incoming text message from her cellphone, saying “Waterford,” which is a neighborhood in Orlando. Family members thought this was odd because Parker usually writes a lot, and sprinkles in emoticons in her texting. They didn’t receive anymore texts despite asking to explain further. She didn’t return the following day to her shift as a bartender and that’s when worried turned to panic.

Suspicion immediately turned on her ex-fiance who was supposedly one of the last known people to have seen her alive. He immediately became a person-of-interest however, police  cleared him of any involvement, saying he has been very cooperative with the investigation and no evidence to indicate he had anything to do with her disappearance. Many still have their suspicion.

Click here for more information on Smith and his relationship to Michelle prior to her disappearance.

Michelle Parker Missing Person, a Facebook page created by loved ones who still seek out answers. The latest status update was posted on February 20, 2013.

I’m down on this side of town to check out vendors for my wedding .. I find my self wanting to throw up, cry and hit something all at the same time. Last time I was here my sisters face was plastered all over, and people were walking the streets searching for her. I miss her so much an she’s supposed to be here for days like this. But some dirt bag took her whole life away. I haven’t forgotten and will still Never Give Up..

Michelle Parker is described as a White female with straight brown hair, 5’6″ tall and a thin frame. She is now 34 years of age. She was last seen wearing jeans and a blue long-sleeved Florida Gators shirt.

A reward of over $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the recovery of Michelle or the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact: Orlando Police Department (321) 235-5300 and/or Florida Crime Line 1-800-423-TIPS

Mother of four vanished after filing reports regarding a possible stalker and has never been seen again


  • Full Name: Rachael Leigh Anderson
  • Missing From: Clarkston, Washington
  • DOB: June 11, 1969
  • DOD: April 16, 2010
  • Age Then: 40
  • Age Now: 42
  • Race: White Sex: Female
  • Height: 5’ 4″
  • Weight: 120 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black

April 16, 2013 will be the third year anniversary since a Idaho mother vanished without a trace.

Rachael Anderson was 40-years-old mother of four children when she was last seen in the Clarkston, WA area on April 16, 2010. A few days later on April 19, 2010, after not being able to contact their mother, and after she failed to report to work, Amber Griswold and Ashley Colbert filed a missing persons report with the Clarkston Police Department. On April 21, 2010, her SUV, along with her cell phone, were located abandoned near a bus stop in North Lewiston.

According to reports, it appeared that prior to the missing mother’s disappearance she was being stalked. In fact, in the weeks leading up to her disappearance she had been receiving text messages and phone calls in which the unknown caller would hang up. Several complaints were filed with the police and they were working with her to find out who was behind the calls.

“She was confused, scared, didn’t know who it was. She was afraid for her life, we had many conversations where we were talking about how this could end in her death,” said Amber Griswold

On Rachael Anderson’s Facebook page a post by Ashley, posted in 2010 shortly after her mother vanished, states:

“The stalking began three months ago with phone calls. At first with the phone calls, no one would respond. The phone calls progressed into music playing in the background, that was muffled, and no one would speak on the phone. Then she started getting phone calls from various telephone numbers with disguised voices. The disguised voices would tell her what she was doing, what specific lights were on in her home, as if every move she made was being watched.

 During this time my mom had the lock to her shed broken off, eerily men’s cologne was present on her front porch at night, her vehicle tires were slashed in front of her home, and the back windshield of her vehicle was broken in broad daylight at the parking lot of her employer. She had reported this information to law enforcement as she feared for her life. Multiple police reports were filed and she was working with a police detective with whom she checked in with everyday. On the day that my sister and I reported our mother missing, our mother was supposed to meet with detectives to try and find out who was stalking and harassing her. Interestingly, my mother also had documented information which she was compiling together that is now missing.”

However, there is no evidence to prove the alleged stalker is responsible and it appears Rachael had other issues regarding her ex-husband, Charles Capone, who she was in the midst of divorcing.

In the months leading up to her disappearance Rachael filed harassment complaints against Capone. Police questioned him but he denied any involvement. He was never officially named a suspect in the case.

Rachael’s daughters believe he had something to do with it and they believe he had something to do with the stalking as well. They say that he was controlling and tried to isolate their mother from friends and family, which is a common tactic among abusive and controlling husbands.

Capone is a convicted felon and was arrested in an unrelated crime Moscow, Idaho shortly after the disappearance.

The case has since gone cold and Rachael Anderson’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
Contact Agency: Clarkston Police Department
Phone: (509) 758 -1668
WSP Missing Persons Unit:

Last Week Marked The Third Year Anniversary Since Ashburn Mother, Bethany A. Decker, Disappeared


Photo of Bethany Anne Decker taken shortly before her January, 2011 disappearance

Bethany Decker was a 21-year-old mother to a 4-year-old child and was pregnant with another when she disappeared on January 29, 2011 under suspicious circumstances at her apartment on Orchard Grass Terrace in Ashburn, Virginia.  She was last seen with her former boyfriend, Ronald Dennis Roldan, who was living with Decker prior to her disappearance. Roldan was last seen in Annadale, Fairfax County, VA.

Bethany Decker had described Roldan’s demeanor to family and friends as “controlling and abusive” according to investigators in court documents.

Roldan’s attorney had said his client was being ‘cooperative’ although sources in the sheriff’s office say he eventually ceased answering questions.

After repeated attempts to contact Decker, her family contacted police on February 19, 2011 and filed a missing persons report. At the time, family members had thought she was with friends, and her friends believed she was staying with family.

According to authorities, there has been no activity on her bank accounts, cell phone, or email account. She was a student attended George Mason University but hasn’t attended any classes after 01/29/11. Kim Nelson, the missing woman’s mother, said her daughter was looking forward to completing her degree and only had 3 more classes left.

Investigators created a timeline which places Decker in Columbia, Maryland the day she went missing. She was there with family members, including her grandmother and her husband, Emile Decker. Her husband, Emile Decker, left for tour duty in Afghanistan on February 2, 2011, three days after his wife went missing. According to the Disappeared show on ID, the couple’s marriage was on the rocks and Bethany did not see Emile off prior to him leaving. Emile has since returned from duty.


Photo of Bethany Deck with former husband Emile Decker

The last person to have seen Bethany, Ronald Roldan, had his attorney make a April, 2012 statement saying that he believed Decker was alive and will return home safely.

Ronald Roldan’s attorney, Andi Geloo, told WTOP, “my client remains hopeful and prays daily that Bethany will come home.”

Decker’s family and loved ones have been desperately searching for their daughter since her 2011 disappearance. Last week marked the second anniversary since she went missing and since then, her family has reached out to the public threw Facebook, and even met with producers of TV show Disappeared on Investigation Discovery (ID) channel to get their daughter’s name and disappearance out there. Click here to see a clip from the ID program.

Recently her family started the Hope Ribbon for Bethany project to keep the public’s attention.

“Our family has an empty place that was filled with Bethany’s laughter,” said Nelson to reporters when speaking about her daughter’s disappearance.

“Her 3-year-old son will ask ‘Where’s Mommy’ and all I can say is that I don’t know but God is with her,” Nelson said. “We are praying that someone has information on the details of her disappearance and will have the courage to come forward.”

There is no evidence in the case that points to foul play, but authorities are looking at all the possibilities.

Find Bethany Decker is a Facebook page created to update the public and share theories and support her family and loved ones.

Bethany Decker is described as a Caucasian female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 4-foot-11 and weighed 130 pounds and had a baby bump due to being 5 months pregnant at the time.

Case Number: 2011-002659

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (Int Mack Halley) – 703-777-0475 and/or Detective Mark McCaffrey

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DC Mother Turns 27 In Two Days, It Will Be The Third Birthday Since Her Disappearance In The Fall Of 2010

Thursday, January 31, 2013 will be a typical day for many, just another end to another month. But for the family of Unique Harris, a missing mother of two boys who will be turning 27, this will be the third birthday without her


Pictured: Unique RaQuel-Leona Harris

Missing Since: October 9, 2010 from Washington, DC
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: January 31, 1986
Age Then: 24 Age Now: 27
Height: 5’7″ Weight: 125 pounds
Hair Color: Brown; Dark brown roots, auburn strands.
Eye Color: Brown
Race: Black Gender: Female
Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo on left arm and
back. Unique (upper right arm), Richard & U’andre’ (lower back).
Pierced ears. Mole on upper lip. Learning disability.
Clothing: White shirt and gray pants.
Jewelry: Matching gold necklace & earrings with garnet
red beads. Sterling silver necklace with safety pin clasp.

Unique Harris was 24-years-old when she was last seen in her Washington D.C. apartment on October 9, 2010 with her children and her young cousin, Talaya Reed. The four of them were eating popcorn and watching a movie and Unique was relaxing in comfortable clothes which included a white t-shirt and grey pants, believed to be sweatpants. When the movie was over Unique put her two boys to bed, then went to bed herself. Her cousin, who also stayed the night, went to bed as well.

The following morning at approximately 9am, her cousin woke up and noticed Unique was missing and called her mother to tell her and ask if she had spoken to her. Her mother said she had not talked to her since the day before.

At first they weren’t too concerned, thinking she may have went to the store but the more time that went by, the more worried her family became.

Unique’s grandfather, Richard Harris, stopped by the apartment later that afternoon where he came across the two children and cousin, but Unique still wasn’t home. He went into her bedroom and found her glasses lying on a pillow. This discovery immediately turned Richard from worried to frantic because Unique cannot see without her glasses and would have never left them behind. Police in Washington DC were then called but despite media attention, searches and interviews, the missing mother’s whereabouts remain a complete mystery.

Family and loved ones miss her dearly, with one family member, a cousin, writing in March, 2012 on Facebook:

“Cuzzin where ever u are We Love You So Much!!! The devil is busy but we will not stop praying …we all need you.”


Photo of Valencia Harris, Unique’s devastated mother who’s been searching for her daughter for over two years. Richard has a tiny mole above the right corner of his mouth. Sometimes Valencia touches it, lightly, the way she used to touch the mole on his mother’s face, before she disappeared. The missing mother’s other child, U’Andre’, shares his mother’s wiggling feet, the ones Valencia used to dress up in white booties. Booties she never threw away and still has today, barely unscuffed, at her Temple Hills home. Her daughter never scuffed them because Valencia never put her down as a baby, because when she was born, Valencia looked at her and thought: “I can’t believe I made this. I made this, this special baby.” — However, for over two years, she’s been mourning the possibility that she may never she her special baby ever again.

I am not able to post videos at the moment, for some reason. However, click Valencia Harris plea for help in finding her missing daughter to watch a YouTube video of Unique’s mother pleaded for help in locating her missing mother. Video was uploaded by Black And Missing

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:

DC Metropolitan Police Department
Det. Jacqueline S. Middleton

Washington Post
Black And Missing