Tag Archive: missing child

Erica Parsons hasn’t been seen in two years, reported missing last month

Erica Parsons in 2010

Erica Parsons in 2010

Erica’s mom: Adoptive parents are not forthcoming:

Erica Parsons’ adoptive parents move out of Salisbury home:

How Erica could disappear and no one notice:

I apologize for not posting about Erica Parsons. Even though the story is a month old and is happening not too far from where I live I’ve been so involved in my own little world that I hadn’t heard her story until recently. If you’re like me and have not heard Erica’s story here’s what is known.

Erica’s biological mother gave her up for adoption in 2000 when Erica was 2. Erica’s was adopted by her biological mother’s in-laws who line in Salisbury, North Carolina. I’m not going to name them because they have not been charged with a crime…yet.

Last month Erica’s adopted brother reported her missing. After authorities investigated her disappearance it turns out that no one has seen Erica since 2011. Her adoptive parents allegedly claim that they dropped her off at a McDonald’s in Mooresville, NC so she could go live with her paternal grandmother, Irene Goodman, in Asheville, NC. Except police can’t find an Irene Goodman and Erica’s biological mother says that Erica’s paternal grandmother died five years ago.

Erica was allegedly home-schooled by her adoptive parents and the parents allegedly collected state checks the entire time Erica was missing. On top of that they recently moved out of their home where investigators found books and magazines about JonBenet Ramsey.

A lot pf people would be quick to compare Erica’s story to that of Zahra Baker since they happened relatively not too far from each other. However I would say this is more like Caylee Anthony especially considering they say that Erica was dropped off with an allegedly fictitious person. Irene Goodman is the Zenaida Gonzalez of the Erica Parsons story.

Enhanced photo showing how Erica may look today.

Enhanced photo showing how Erica may look today.

Maybe Erica is alive and her adoptive parents are only guilty of fraud. Unfortunately these stories usually do not have such happy endings.

Shakara Dickens admits to killing her daughter during sentencing hearing

Shakara Dickens

Shakara Dickens

Mother who killed her baby: ‘I put my hands over her nose and mouth’:

I originally posted about Shakara Dickens here. She was the Memphis Breeder who, in the vein of a certain Florida trailer trash attention whore, reported her daughter missing when in reality 9-month-old Lauryn Dickens was dead. Back in March Dickens was convicted of Lauryn’s murder. This past week at her sentencing hearing she admitted to every detail.

She said that she was frustrated that she couldn’t find a baby sitter and started crying. Then Lauryn started crying. Instead of comforting her which is what most normal mothers do she put her hand over Lauryn’s nose and mouth until she passed out. She removed her hand and Lauryn started crying again and Dickens continued to suffocate her.

When Lauryn was dead Dickens put her body in a trash bag and threw it in a dumpster two apartment complexes away. She didn’t go back to the dumpster but watched as the dumpster was emptied.

It looks like she’s only going to get 19 years and time served.

I guess we’re supposed to feel sorry for her since she came clean at sentencing. Not on your life sister. At any time you had the chance to either stop what you were doing before Lauryn died or at least told police where she was before she was dumped into a Memphis landfill. Instead you handed the police a lot of bullshit and had your family run interference for you.

I’m glad that you got that off your conscience but it’s too little too late.

Kidnapping charges reinstated against Ernesto Gonzalez

Age progressed photo of Giovanni Gonzalez

Age progressed photo of Giovanni Gonzalez

Ernesto and Giovanni Gonzalez

Ernesto and Giovanni Gonzalez

State’s highest court reinstates parental kidnapping charge against father of missing Lynn boy:

It’s been a long time that we’ve heard any news in the story of missing child Giovanni Gonzalez. As a matter of fact it’s been almost a year to the day.

Quick recap, in 2008 a then 5-year-old Giovanni spent the weekend with his father in Lynn, Massachusetts. When it came time to be returned to his mother Ernesto Gonzalez said he didn’t know where Giovanni was and hasn’t given his location since. Ernesto Gonzalez has claimed that he killed his son but police say there is no evidence to support that. I can’t believe that Giovanni has been missing now for four years.

In my last post about Giovanni I posted about how the parental kidnapping charges against Ernesto Gonzalez had been dropped against him because a Superior Court judge stated that Ernesto Gonzalez did have parental rights to Giovanni since he had paid some child support and filed for joint custody.

This past week the parental kidnapping charges have been reinstated against Gonzalez.

The high court, in a 15-page opinion written by Justice Barbara Lenk, said it didn’t have to reach the constitutional question because another part of the law also provides that if “either parent relinquishes or abandons the child and the other parent is fit to have custody, that parent shall be entitled to custody.”

The court said Gonzalez had been absent for three years from his son’s life, including a one-year complete disappearance. He had sought permission from the mother to have weekend visits with his son. His son disappeared on the third visit with him, in mid-August 2008.

While this is good new unfortunately it doesn’t bring Giovanni back to his mother, Daisy Colon, who still believes that Giovanni is alive.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lynn police at 781-477-4436.

Herrmans sentenced for fraud

Adam Herrman

Adam Herrman

Herrmans sentenced to prison time in fraud case:

The last we heard the adoptive Breeders of Adam Herrman pleaded guilty to fraud for collecting government benefits while Adam was missing since 1999. He wasn’t reported missing until 2008. He went missing at the age of 11 and has not been found. The Herrmans allegedly didn’t report him missing in fear of losing their other children.

When I started reading the article I was pumped to read that they were sentenced to the max. However I was highly disappointed to read that the sentences for Doug and Valerie Herrman were only nine months and seven months respectively.

I hope the authorities in Kansas really turn up the heat in those months to find out what really happened to Adam.

While we’re bitching about Casey Anthony let’s not forget about Giovanni Gonzalez

Ernesto and Giovanni Gonzalez

Ernesto and Giovanni Gonzalez

Age progressed photo of Giovanni Gonzalez

Age progressed photo of Giovanni Gonzalez

While we’re all whipped into a frenzy over the injustice of the Casey Anthony verdict let’s not forget about Giovanni Gonzalez.

Giovanni has been missing since 2008 and his father, Ernesto, is still sitting in jail and refuses to tell where his son is.

This is a case that could use the attention that the Casey Anthony case got but it’s not.

You can see all my previous posts on Giovanni here.

Adam Herrman’s adoptive Breeders plead guilty to fraud

Adam Herrman

Adam Herrman

Herrmans plead guilty to theft:

In case you don’t remember the story of Adam Herrman a then 11-year-old Adam went missing from his adoptive parents’ house back in 1999. However he was never reported missing until his sister reported in back in 2008. Herrman’s adopted parents, Doug and Valerie Herrman, continued to collect government benefits for Adam up until 2005. The benefits exceeded the $50K mark.

Last week the Herrman’s pleaded guilty to defrauding the state of Kansas. No word on what the possible sentence could be but they are scheduled to be sentenced August 1st.

The Herrmans claim that Adam ran away and that the reason they never told anyone was because they were afraid the state would take their other kids away.

Prosecutors say that the Herrmans could still be charged for Adam’s disappearance.

Kidnapping charges dropped against Giovanni Gonzalez’s father

Age progressed photo of Giovanni Gonzalez

Age progressed photo of Giovanni Gonzalez

Ernesto and Giovanni Gonzalez

Ernesto and Giovanni Gonzalez

Parental kidnap charge tossed against Lynn dad:

Kidnapping Charge Tossed In Missing Boy Case:

This past Monday a judge threw out the kidnapping charge against Ernesto Gonzalez. He is the father of Giovanni Gonzalez who has been missing since August of 2008.

Quick recap, a then 5-year-old Giovanni spent the weekend with his father in Lynn, Massachusetts. When it came time to be returned to his mother Ernesto Gonzalez said he didn’t know where Giovanni was and hasn’t given his location since. Ernesto Gonzalez has claimed that he killed his son but police say there is no evidence to support that.

In the most recent development a Superior Court judge threw out the kidnapping charge against him stating that Ernesto Gonzalez did have parental rights to Giovanni since he had paid some child support and filed for joint custody.

However not all is lost. Ernesto Gonzalez is still sitting in jail on a charge of lying to police.

Meanwhile Giovanni has yet to be found and has yet to garner any media attention outside of the Massachusetts media and a brief AMW mention.

I ask that you please post this story on your Facebook or Twitter accounts or e-mail the national news networks to help get Giovanni’s story out and maybe this story can have a happy ending.

The boy remains missing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Lynn police at 781-477-4436

Giovanni Gonzalez’s father wants charges dismissed

Ernesto and Giovanni Gonzalez

Ernesto and Giovanni Gonzalez

Missing child’s dad: Dismiss charges:

Ernesto Gonzalez is the father of Giovanni Gonzalez who has been missing since August of 2008. The elder Gonzalez is believed to have been involved with the disappearance of his son and has been sitting in jail on parental kidnapping and obstruction charges since he won’t divulge any information about where his son is. He previously claimed to a Boston newspaper that he killed his son but police have their doubts about that.

Now the public defender for Gonzalez will be filing a motion in court to have the charges dismissed due to lack of evidence. That will be argued in court on March 30th.

I can’t really add much to this except to say that people have been convicted without a ‘body’ so to speak. So don’t be surprised if new charges will be filed against him.

Age progressed photo of Giovanni Gonzalez

Age progressed photo of Giovanni Gonzalez

Age progressed photo of Giovanni Gonzalez

Age-progressed photo of Giovanni Gonzalez:

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has released a computer enhanced photo that show what they thing Giovanni Gonzalez would look like today.

Giovanni went missing from Lynn, Massachusetts back in 2008. His father, Ernesto Gonzalez, is being held in jail and refuses to tell where Giovanni is now. He has claimed that he killed Giovanni but police say that there is no evidence to support that.

Giovanni if still alive would be seven years old currently.

Still no national media attention for Giovanni.

Zahra Baker round up

Zahra Baker

Zahra Baker

In the first part of this update we go to yet another letter that Elisa Baker wrote to the owner of a murderbelia site in which she tells the site owner that she “ain’t the monster people are saying.” It turns out that the murderbelia freak obtained these letters using the assumed name of Damian. How original. While these letters give us a great insight to the mind, or lack thereof, of Elisa Baker, how is this not interfering with an investigation? I’d hate to see this used as a reason that would allow the Sheen-Cow to escape justice.

Adam Baker claims he had no involvement in his daughter’s death but nowhere does he deny that he helped in hiding her body.

And lastly as if Elisa Baker’s character was in question enough it turns out she may be charged with bigamy. Allegedly she was already married to another man when she married Adam Baker. Between this, the fake ransom note, the phony checks and the getting $10,000 from a man in the UK this exemplifies the stereotypical characteristics of a career scam artist.