Just over 5 years since Jaliek Rainwalker was last seen by his adoptive father, Stephen Kerr, there has been a change to the classification of his case. Jaliek is no longer presumed a runaway but rather a victim of child homicide. While his story may have quieted down in the news, the investigation has continued. Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief George Bell has said that the yellow fleece jacket that Jaliek was wearing the night he disappeared has been found. Searches have continued, as recently as this past Tuesday in Troy.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Barbara and Dennis on what must be a difficult day.
Alexander, Andrew and Tanner Skelton have been missing for almost two years. They were last seen at their father’s home Morenci, Michigan on November 26, 2010. John Skelton claims to have handed the boys over to an un-named group to protect them from their mother.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have created age progressed pictures of the boys.
It’s hard to believe that 2 years have passed since 7-year-old Kyron Horman was last seen at a school science fair.
Read more here on the 2 year mark of Kyron’s disappearance.
Lutricia Steele has not been seen since she left her house in Schenectady, NY four years ago. She left saying that she would be back in 2 hours and hasn’t been heard from since. Lutricia has two children that were not with her at the time of her disappearance.
Sadly, I haven’t seen any updates in a while nor was there any mention of Lutricia in the news on this 4 year mark.
Missing Since: May 1, 2008 from Schenectady, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth:
Weight: 125 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo on left arm of ribbon with Shawn
Tattoo on chest that says KASIN, tattoo on left ankle of a tiger, pierced ears
AKA: Lurtica Zasa, Lutrica Zasa-Steele, may use nicknames Trish or “TT”
Details of Disappearance
Lutrica was last seen May 1 when she left the home she shares with her mother, Ethel Zasa, and her children. “She said she’d be back in two hours to pick up the kids and go to a barbecue,” Zasa said.
“She never came back, and I haven’t heard from her”.
Her hair color is naturally brown but was dyed blonde when she went missing.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Schenectady Police Department
Tammie McCormick was last seen by her family on April 29, 1986. It’s been 26 years and her family deserves answers.
There have been some new leads in Tammie’s case. You can read about them here.
NYS Missing Person’s Day was held today at the NYS museum. I was fortunate enough to attend, although I wish I had gotten there earlier. There were many familiar faces which is always bitter-sweet. There were some faces that were absent, I didn’t see a display for Jaliek but his picture was there on the wall and in the presentations.
Kellisue Ackernecht had a nice display with branches from Frog Hollow where her car was found in flames. People were asked to write a message and hang it on the branch, a very unique display. Ashley Marie Carroll, Lutricia Steele, Tammie McCormick, George LaForest, Audrey May Herron and Suzanne Lyall were also represented. Of course all of this would not happen without the drive of Douglas and Mary Lyall whose daughter Suzanne has been missing since March 2, 1998. They Lyall’s have turned their tragedy into a means to provide support and information to families facing similar situations. They are an amazing couple and I pray they find the answers that they have been searching for over the past 14 years.
Edward Suk from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) was the keynote speaker in the afternoon. He provided an overview of the services that NCMEC offers as well as some statistics that were very informative. He also explained the role technology plays in missing person cases, from predators on-line to how GPS is used in locating missing people. It was an enlightening presentation and I could have listened to him for hours.
The missing should never be forgotten …everybody counts.
May 1, 2012 will mark the four-year anniversary of Lutricia Steele’s disappearance. Lutricia was last seen leaving her home in the Mont Pleasant neighborhood of Schenectady, NY. At the time of her disappearance she was 5’6″, 125 lbs, had light brown hair and blue eyes.
If you have any information regarding Lutricia please contact the Schenectady Police at (518) 788-6566.