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Police have found the body of Michael Kingsbury, a 7-year-old with autism who went missing near his D.C. home on Sunday morning.
My Fox DC has details:
Police say he was found inside a locked car behind a short fence on private property just two apartment buildings down from where he lived.D.C. police and dozens of recruits went going door-to-door in the Trinidad neighborhood where Kingsbury was last seen around 9 a.m. Sunday.
Michael’s mother, Katrina Kingsbury, thanked the community Monday night for coming out to help with the search.
Many who helped look for the little boy just can’t imagine how they missed him.
“We were there four times,” said Gaston McVea, who was one of the dozens of people who helped search for Kingsbury after he disappeared. “That was our central location and somehow we missed this.”
Questions — about how Kingsbury died and how police and neighbors missed him during their search, among others — remain; Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a briefing that answers are being sought, reports the Washington Post:
The owner of the car was not immediately identified. A police source said that investigators were talking with the owner.Newsham said it was not clear when the boy had entered the car, and he declined to say where in the vehicle the boy had been found. However, two police sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing said the body was on the floor of a locked sedan.
Newsham said police were assessing their search, trying to determine whether they had previously looked into the vehicle. Two police sources said that at least one officer had searched the sedan on Sunday. Newsham declined to confirm that account but said that police were looking into it.
Read and see more at BlackVoices.com
The search for a missing New Orleans schoolteacher appears to have come to an end.
A car matching the make and license plate of Terrilynn Monette’s car was pulled from Bayou St. John on Saturday around 3:25p. A body was found in the car and state representative Austin Badon said they believed it to be Monette’s, according to NOLA.com.
Monette had been missing since March 2nd after a night of hanging out with friends at a bar. Hundreds of search parties continued to gather to search high and low for any signs of Monette. The bayou itself, according to a family friend, had been searched three times with divers finding no results.
However, a police officer from Slidell, LA offered to dive in again on Saturday around noon just to check again. The car was pulled up around 3:25pm.
Monette was originally from California and her family made frequent trips to New Orleans to help with the search, and what they hoped would be the safe recovery, of Monette. Her mother, Toni Enclade, was obviously sad but also confused when reporters were able to talk to her:
“I don’t understand why it took them so long to find her car,” Enclade said between tears. “This is supposedly one of the first places they would have checked. I’m just overwhelmed. It doesn’t make sense.”
The investigation is still open as toxicology reports will be performed to find out if any foul play was involved.
Out thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
When I was younger, I used to hate when the grown folks would reminisce about the “good ole’ days.” Now that I’m older, I catch myself doing the same far more often than I would like to admit. It’s natural to have fond memories of times gone by, except when it comes to past dysfunctional relationships.
Recently, one of my sister-friends asked to stop by my house unexpectedly. I could tell from the tone in her voice that she needed to talk. Upon her arrival, she told me that she’d just picked up the last of her belongings from her old home where her ex-boyfriend still lives. She was feeling a sense of melancholy and missing the relationship, which is understandable after a final act like that one.
“Reminisce from a distance,” I cautioned. True, she’s been single for about two years. (Yes, it took her two years to get the rest of her stuff). And, it is so easy to get caught up in what was when you’re single. Believe me, I have done the same thing. But, what you can’t do is romanticize a situation that was a bad one in reality a bad one. There was a reason why you broke up and you should always keep that in mind when your spirit starts floating backward in time.
Read more on Essence.com.
Terrilynn Monette, the talented New Orleans school teacher who was credited with improving her underperforming elementary school, has been missing for almost two weeks.
Monette, the 26 year old originally from California, was last seen on Saturday, March 2 when she was out with friends celebrating being nominated for “Teacher of the Year” for her district. Apparently, Monette was feeling like she’d had too much to drink and told her friends she was going to go sleep it off in her car parked nearby.
At around 4 am her friends saw that Monette was talking to a man near her car. By sunrise both she and her 2012 black Honda Accord were missing and her cell phone had stopped emitting a signal.
The man she was seen speaking with has been interviewed and the police have ruled him out as a suspect.
Unlike many of the other missing, black men and women, Monette’s story seems to be receiving a lot of media coverage.
More than 200 people, including members of Terrilyn’s family, her coworkers and volunteers have been searching for Monette along with the police.
Before some of you attempt to blame Monette’s disappearance on her “irresponsibility,” know that this could happen to any woman, whether she’d been drinking or not.
Recently, CNN aired a piece about Terrilyn.
If you have any information about Terrilyn Monette, please let someone know.
From Black Voices
The body of 10-year-old Jade Morris was found in a Nevada desert on Thursday, according to family members.
The discovery was made by a man walking his dog near an unfinished housing development in the northern stretches of the Las Vegas Valley, Las Vegas Metro Police said.
Family members told the Black and Missing Foundation that they visually identified the remains for police, who have not yet released a statement positively identifying the body.
Read the statement from the family and the rest of the story surrounding Jade’s disappearance and subsequent death at Black Voices.com
“yes, my grandmother is missing. i haven’t spoken with her in a week i want her home now.”The public’s gears started grinding immediately thinking one of Katherine’s sons might have potentially done something to her since it’s been reported that Michael left all of his money to his mother, as well as placed his children in her care. But then Jermaine sent out his own Twitter message about his mother, insisting that she wasn’t missing, but resting in Arizona. He wrote:
Before Jermaine’s assurance that his mother was safe and her whereabouts known, lawyer Sandra L. Ribera of the Ribera law firm that filed the missing report, insisted they had good reason to be concerned.Let me put to bed today’s nonsense: as I made clear some days ago, Mother is safe and well in Arizona with her daughter and our sister, Rebbie, resting up on doctor’s advice, so it is beyond me how she can be reported “missing” This incredulous claim was made for reasons best known to the adult/s who filed it but it seems no accident that it comes after we, the sons and daughters, put in place care-taking for our own mother, taking her to Arizona in line with doctor’s advice following a check-up. Furthermore, it dismays me that such an alarmist “missing person” report has caused unnecessary anxiety among Michael’s children who will understandably react to what they misunderstand, hear or are told. No-one is being “blocked” from speaking with Mother. She is merely an 82-year-old woman following doctor’s orders to rest-up and de-stress, away from phones and computers. Everyone has been well aware of this within the family, but I would like to reiterate my reassurance to the outside world that Mother is fine. In the meantime, thank you for all your thoughts and concerns.
“The kids were trying to get a hold of their grandmother and they haven’t been able to reach her for almost a week,” Ribera told Reuters in an email. “They are told she’s unavailable. I’m concerned that she’s not safe.”After Jermaine’s statement came out, she commented further:
“Concerned family members, particularly Michael’s children, have since made ongoing pleas to those believed to have knowledge of (Katherine’s) location for information regarding her whereabouts. The only reports provided have been both conflicting and confusing – especially those pertaining to the status of Katherine Jackson’s health.”Adding more confusion, or perhaps support, to Jermaine’s statement was this tweet from Paris, backtracking on her initial missing claim:
“I am going to clarify right now that what has been said about my grandmother is a rumor and nothing has happened, she is completely fine.”According to Reuters, Paris also apologized to her uncles online, but all tweets have since been deleted. I don’t think anyone will be sure of Katherine’s state until she makes an appearance or statement herself. TMZ claims LA law enforcement officials informed them they spoke with Katherine and she is alright; therefore, they are now turning their attention on her nephew Trent to see why he had the report filed in the first place. Something still seems off though. What do you think? Brande Victorian is the news and operations editor for madamenoire.com. Follow her on twitter @Be_Vic.
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Men don’t do so well with subtleties. They work better on cold hard facts, viewing these as the best tools to make decisions, so they often miss subtle cues, clues and signs about what women want or feel at any given time.
You put it down, but he doesn’t pick it. Not because he’s being difficult, but because you’re not being straightforward enough for a man’s rather obtuse communication skills. At times, this may make him seem distant or disinterested, when really he has no clue what you’re getting at.
Here’s a run down at the types of subtleties and messages men often miss:
The “I need affection” signs
Women are always asking their men for emotional presence, something viewed entirely different from physical presence in her eyes. But a man’s typical response to this is “I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t care,” so he’s not even tuned in to subtle cues you try to send that are supposed to say that you need more affection.
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Police have confirmed that the person who jumped off of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge on Dec. 9 was Tosin Oyelowo, a 25-year-old resident at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
Oyelowo had been reported missing when she did not show up for work at MUSC on Dec. 12. Although police still have not recovered the body of the jumper, eyewitness accounts place Oyelowo at the scene. According to an incident report, police also found Oyelowo’s car parked at a Shell gas station near the bridge; her purse and keys were also found at the top of the bridge near where she had been seen around 3:40 p.m on the 9th.
Oyelowo came from Lagos, Nigeria, but her family moved to Raleigh, NC, where she studied at the University of Charleston (West Virginia) School of Pharmacy. At the time of her death, she was a first-year pharmacy resident at MUSC.
Police say they are still looking for her body with the help of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Coast Guard, and Charleston County Rescue Squad.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.