Monday, May 25, 2009
My first order of business is to let everyone know what an excellent response we had to our first ever White Picket Fence Newsletter-MISSING JESSIE FOSTER. I started of flying by the seat of my pants (by the way, what the heck does that really mean??) but since I have a lot to say, it was not that hard to do. (Funny story-I was wondering how I was supposed to number my newsletter with the volume and the issue numbers, so I Googled it. This is the answer and I was so happy to find out: Typically publications use volume to indicate the number of the year of the publication's life. That is, the first year of publication is Volume 1; next year is Volume 2, and so on. Within volume numbers, the issue dictates its sequence. So, now I know how to number my newsletter.)
My second order of business is to let you all know about Jessie’s 25th birthday celebration DATE: Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 ~ TIME: 12:05am – 12:55pm ~ LOCATION: In your home ~ your heart ~ your favorite networking site on the Internet ~ where ever you are!! As much as I want to have a big party for Jessie's 25th birthday, I really do not feel much like 'partying' a much as celebrating Jessie's life with prayers and candles ~ that is, unless, of course, someone can bring Jessie home for her birthday, then we will have the biggest party you have ever seen or heard of. Last year we had a huge, beautiful celebration for Jessie's 24th birthday, there were dozens of people here and we had a big balloon release for her. Plus we had a bbq and cake - it was awesome. This year will be quieter, but there will be dozens, if not hundreds - heck, shoot for it - let's get THOUSANDS to attend in their hearts. Jessie's mom Glendene. REMEMBER ~ you do NOT have to physically attend Jessie's 25th birthday celebration, just say a prayer, light a candle and celebrate your way. Happy birthday Jessie!
MAY 25th, 2009 – International Missing Children’s Day ~ To commemorate children who have gone missing and celebrate the safe return of so many ~
International Missing Children’s Day was established for people in the world to remember all the missing children worldwide. To help spread the word of these children and to pray for & support the parents, families and loved ones of the missing. Let the parents with a missing child know that they have not been forgotten. WE WILL NEVER FORGET, NOR WILL WE STOP LOOKING FOR OUR CHILDREN. We will help stop this terrible epidemic of missing children ~ of all missing people.
Stop what you are doing on Monday, May 25th, 2009 and think about it. How can we do something about this? I declared 2009…theYear4theMissing sometime ago and I strongly believe it is. WE CAN DO SOMETHING IF WE DO IT TOGETHER. REMEMBER ~ STRENGTH IN NUMBER’s ~
VALOR’S STORY (CANADIAN Case #: 0600588)
It is hard to believe, but I also work with someone who has a missing person in her family. The missing person is a young child, Valor (Taylor) Howell ~ Born September 7th, 2000, who is the victim of a parental abduction. His mother snatched him away in December 1st, 2004, when young Valor was just 4 years old. For some reason, his mother, Jamie Howell (AKA: Jamie Anderson) thought that when Valor’s daddy got custody of his two older sisters, she had something to worry about. I mean, he got custody pretty much by default, not because of a long, drawn out custody case. The mother was unfit and it was not even a possibility that she could give them a stable, loving environment to grow up in, so of course the father is going to give them a home. But as far as they knew, she was ‘wonkie’ (you know what I mean), but they did not think she would take him and run across the border from Canada to the USA. The Hague Convention is even involved in this kidnapping because of the international status of the case (mother has family in Canada & the USA); (http://www.hagueconvention.ca/) and when they are found (not if, but when), she will be arrested and jailed for international child abduction.
FOR CONTACT INFO ON VALOR’S CASE ~ SEE POSTER
April Beth Pitzer, age 30 and mother of two, went missing June 28, 2004. April was last seen in the vicinity of the 30000 block of Caspian Way in Newberry Springs, CA. She told her roommate that she was leaving on a bus to visit her mother in Arkansas, but never arrived. April had been a model for a variety of clothing stores in Arkansas and Texas. She left behind two young daughters, whom she doted upon.
In December 2005, clothing was found in a mineshaft in Ludlow, California. In January 2006, April's mother positively identified the clothing as belonging to her daughter. There was no other sign of April at the scene. April has a medical condition and requires medication.
“April didn’t just disappear, she loves her children to much. Something happened to her and we want to know what,” Gloria Denton (April’s mother) went on to say. “Bradley Elisa (7) and Kennedy Marie (4) are Aprils life and they miss her very much and I miss her laughter, love & beautiful friendship; the girls ask me when will I ever find their mommy? Won’t you please give April back to us?”
The circumstances surrounding Missing person’s have multiple explanations, like the Katrina disaster that was responsible for over eleven-thousand missing adults alone as the result of a natural disaster when there are tens of thousands more missing from unknown causes. Sadly the numbers continue to grow. Nations Missing Children’s Organization Racing for the Missing Division ~ October 15, 2005
Clarksville: Mom helps dig for clues of missing daughter, 30 ~ Monday, March 13, 2006 by DAVE HUGHES ~ Gloria Denton got on her knees to dig in the Mojave Desert to uncover clothing of her daughter that was strewn about the ground, buried in a pit and hidden under a shack.
If you have information regarding the case, please contact:
San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department: at 1-760-256-4838, or
Toll-free “NO COPS” tip line: at 1-866-479-5284
Investigative Case #: DR 080401661
NCIC #: M-314239727
The Kristen Foundation: 2330 Bonnie Butler Way, Charlotte, NC 28270-4415 ~ 1-704-846-7408 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
FEATURED MISSING PERSON
April Beth Pitzer
$50,000 REWARD for the recovery of April Beth Pitzer & the arrest & conviction of those responsible for her disappearance & homicide.
APRIL BETH PITZER ~ DETAILS
Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Alias / Nickname: Coggins or Campbell
Date of Birth: February 19, 1974
Date Missing: June 28, 2004
From City/State: Newberry Springs, CA
Missing From (Country): USA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 30
Height: 69 inches
Weight: 125 pounds
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Identifying Characteristics: Small round scar on left side of chest, scar on elbow, scar on lip. No upper teeth.
Clothing: Wears size 6 athletic shoes or sandals.
Jewelry: Gold hoop earrings.
Poster available at: http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200401695S
Monday, May 18, 2009
My first order of business is to thank you all for reading the very first newsletter for JESSIE FOSTER, my international endangered missing daughter, and who is most likely the victim of a human trafficking ring.
I have wanted to get a real newsletter started for some time and I finally made myself make the time. What is more important than keeping everyone updated on Jessie’s case and cases of other missing persons and what better way than a real newsletter and not just a typed up email message?
My second order of business is to tell you how I came up with the name for Missing Jessie Foster’s White Picket Fence Newsletter. I raised 4 daughters, Crystal, Jessie, Katie and Jennee in the same home in Kamloops, BC Canada. We moved there on June 28, 1987 Crystal was 4 ½, Jessie was 3 and Katie was 6 months old. We moved from Calgary, AB so I would be able to raise my kids in a smaller city or large town, depending on whom you talk to would depend on how they thought of Kamloops.
My parents moved here when I was just 10 years old and I loved it from the start. I just knew it would be a great place to raise the kids…not too small and definitely not too big. Crystal and Jessie went to the big city quite often to visit with their dad and his family.
Our little home has always had a white picket fence in the front yard, and to me, that symbolizes home and safety – maybe it is my age – I will be 52 years old in October – but it does. And to me, I had it in my head that my kids were being raised in a safe home in a safe neighbourhood – and when they went to visit their dad in Calgary, they also lived in a nice home, in a good neighbourhood.
Sadly what we consider a nice safe place to raise the kids, in a home with a white picket fence out front is never really there. We have to always be careful and raise our kids to also be careful . . . of our surroundings and of who we trust. We have to use our instincts and take the word of our loved ones and others in who we already have placed trust and faith. They would never intentionally lead you into harm’s way.
SO, LET’S ALL SEE IF WE CANNOT BRING THE FEELING BACK TO THE FAMILY – YOU KNOW, THE FEELING OF BEING SAFE, SECURE & LOVED, EVEN IF NOW-A-DAYS THAT MEANS HAVING CAR & HOUSE ALARMS AND NEVER LEAVING HOME WITHOUT A CELL PHONE OR GPS CONNECTED TO YOUR CAR. WITH ALL THAT PROTECTING US TO A DEGREE, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO WALK AND DRIVE IN RELATIVE PEACE & HAPPINESS.
So, to my family, friends and supporters in our case and in the quest to stop the epidemic of missing people (human trafficking and all types of missing cases ~ and trust me, there are so many different stories of the missing, you would never believe it - I know many of them, and I still do not believe it ~ and unsolved crimes, let me thank you from the bottom of my heart and welcome you to our ‘new’ newsletter – we are like the ‘little engine who could’ – if you think about it. I mean, who knew, years ago our family – MY OWN DAUGHTER would be smack in the middle of a missing person’s case and the likely victim of an international human trafficking ring. We are among the millions of people in this world whose lives should never have been touched in this way.
Jessie went missing between the dates of March 29, 2006 and April 3, 2006 from the house she was living at in North Las Vegas, NV USA – she is from Canada, making her case one with international status.
We believe the date is actually March 29, 2006, but due to ‘red tape’, Jessie’s case was not allowed to be reported until after her dad, Dwight Foster; stepmom Tracy Foulds; and the rest of the family returned from Tracy’s oldest daughter’s wedding in Mexico, and the police wanted to ensure that Jessie was not with them at the wedding. I understood their concern, but was still upset that we were not able to get her report filed sooner – so, as I said, we believe that Jessie went missing on March 29, 2006 – otherwise we would have heard from her after that date, and up to the date she did go missing. Jessie kept in constant contact with her family.
Jessie case has got a fair bit of media attention, but not because her case garnered it naturally – heck no. After thousands upon thousands of sent and received emails, messages on forums, blogs, networking sites & websites and everything else that I have done to get Jessie’s case the attention that I believed it deserved, she has got a ‘fair bit’ of media. It is hard to get and keep a missing person’s case in the news. Very hard to get and even harder to keep, due to the sheer numbers of cases out there. There would be no way to ever ‘catch up’ on the cases that have sat there, waiting for someone to work on them, be it the police officers, private investigators or simply the family not willing to give up quite so easily. The family HAS TO DO IT, or it simply WON’T GET DONE. Sad, but oh, so true.
TIMELINE OF JESSIE’S DISAPPEARANCE:
APRIL 25, 2005: Taken to Ft. Lauderdale, FL by DV (known by Canadian human trafficking task forces as a possible recruiter)
MAY 7, 2005: Taken to New York City, NY by DV
MAY 9, 2005: Taken to Manhattan, NY by DV
MAY 11, 2005: Taken to Atlantic City, NJ by DV
The plan was to come back home to Canada via Toronto, ON
MAY 13, 2005: Taken to Las Vegas, NV by DV and handed over to YH and RW (known to police as a recruiter & a pimp)
JUNE 5, 2005: Handed over to PT (known to police as a pimp) by his friend RW
MARCH 29, 2006: Jessie disappears without a trace
POLICE AGENCIES ON JESSIE’S CASE
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV USA ~ NLVPD: Det. Dave Molnar
CASE NUMBER: 06-9384
KAMLOOPS, BC CANADA ~ RCMP: Cst. Darin Rappel
CASE NUMBER: 2006-9538
LAS VEGAS CRIME STOPPERS ~ Det. Mike Hope
OR PHONE: 702-385-5555
NATIONAL CRIME IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ~