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Question …

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Why is seeking the truth considered a bad thing?  Oh wait, it’s only bad to those who don’t want the truth revealed.  Now I got it 😉



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March 29, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Remains Identified

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“BALLSTON, N.Y. (AP) – Saratoga County authorities say bones found Sunday near a bike path were the remains of a Burnt Hills man who killed himself with a gunshot to the head.

They say 51-year-old Edward Schermerhorn was last seen in August 2008 at the Oak Grove Motel, where he lived.”

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March 24, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Body Found in Ballston, NY

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Investigators remain at scene of body discovery

“BALLSTON — Investigators are continuing to hunt for clues in a wooded area where a body was found Sunday.

The body has not been removed from the scene as members of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office continue to comb the area.

The body was discovered near a bike path between Outlet and Connolly roads, deputies said. The area is just off Route 50 and near the Amtrak tracks.

No further information was released but deputies said investigators will be working on the case most of today.”
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Written by Kim

March 22, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Posted in Awareness, News

Remains of missing man found in Copake

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 COPAKE – The Columbia County Sheriff’s Department says human remains found over the weekend in Copake are those of a man missing since December. 

The body has been indentified as 22-year-old John Picarello of Copake. He was reported missing on Dec. 1, 2009. 

The remains were discovered Saturday in a field of county Route 7A. 

Following an autopsy performed Sunday, authorities say they do not suspect foul play. They say it appears Picarello may have died as a result of an intentional overdose of prescription medication. 

The sheriff’s department says the case will remain open until an official cause of death can be determined. 

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March 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Could Body Found In Copake Be John Picarello

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John Picarello has been missing from Copake, NY since December 1, 2009.  He was last seen at the Copake Pharmacy which is located on Main Street.  A body was found this past Saturday on Route 7A which is in close proximity of where he was last seen..

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March 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Body found in Copake Saturday

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COPAKE – A body was found Saturday on County Route 7A, according to Columbia County Sheriff David Harrison, Jr.

Sheriff’s Investigators responded to the scene at 11:24AM Saturday after someone found the body and called 911.

“Although it is currently unknown as to the length of time the body had been in this location, it appears as though it has been there for some time,” a county release said.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office are remaining on the scene and are continuing the investigation.

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March 20, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Posted in Missing people

9th Annual Missing Persons Day

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9th Annual Missing Persons Day
April 11, 2010
Albany, New York
The Center for HOPE would like to invite you to attend the commemoration of
New York State 9th Annual Missing Persons Day.
Sunday, April 11, 2010

The New York State Museum on Madison Avenue, Albany, NY. Free Parking is available.


  • Families and friends affected by the mysterious disappearance of a loved one.
  • Organizations assisting affected families

What will the day include?

The morning session is by invitation for families/friends and missing person organizations and law enforcement agencies. Pre registration is required.. The schedule will include an inspirational presentation by Sayeh Rivazifar, who will speak about recovering her life after being abducted. There will also be a panel discussion on missing person issues. At noon you are invited to join us for an informal luncheon buffet on the museum’s 4th floor.

The afternoon begins at 1pm and is open to the general public. The program will include the presentation of the annual “HOPE” award and the keynote presentation by Ed Smart* a nationally recognized advocate for missing persons. *Ed is the father of Elizabeth Smart, who was abducted on June 5th, 2002, and miraculously rescued nine months later. Through the loss and return of his daughter, he passionately sought the passage of the “Amber Alert,” for the protection and rescue of other children For the benefit of all children; he lobbied Congress to prevent further abductions and to rescue missing children.

The day will conclude with a ceremony to recognize our missing loved ones at the NYS Missing Persons Monument.

Who Should Attend: Families and friends affected by the unexplained and unresolved disappearance of a loved one. Law Enforcement Agencies and organizations assisting affected families.

What to Bring: Please feel free to bring posters, literature, or a T-shirt to display.

What to Expect: Stimulating speakers, informational displays/exhibits and an opportunity to join together with others affected by this unique loss to reflect, remember, and to provide mutual support. Despite the seriousness of the occasion, our goal is to provide an uplifting experience.

Written by Kim

March 20, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Posted in Missing people