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Lutricia Steele ~ Missing Since 05/01/08

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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:
Age: 27
Height: 5’6″
Weight: 125 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Race: White
Gender: Female
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”
NCIC Number:M067342642
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.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Schenectady Police Department
(518) 788-6566


Written by Kim

May 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Tammie McCormick ~ Missing 26 Years Today

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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.

Written by Kim

April 29, 2012 at 9:53 pm

NYS Missing Person’s Day

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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.

Lutricia Steele Missing Since 5/1/2008 from Schenectady, NY

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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.

Written by Kim

March 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Deborah Hohenshilt Missing Since February 13, 1988

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Deborah Hohenshilt, a 26-year-old saleswoman, left her part-time job at Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant in Ponce Inlet and returned to her apartment in Daytona Beach, where she later spoke to someone by phone.  That phone call would be the last anybody heard from Hohenshilt.  Her employer reported her missing when she didn’t show up for work.

Investigators found only her cats at her Tanglewood apartment. Police found her car near Ellsworth and Bethune streets, less than a mile from her apartment. Neighbors said it had been there since Sunday, the day after Hohenshilt was last seen. Investigators said an examination of her apartment resulted in clues that indicate she did not leave of her own free will. “It really looks suspicious now,” said Cpl. Mike Kearney, just a week after her disappearance. “You could tell from her apartment that she intended to come back soon.”

Written by Kim

February 13, 2012 at 9:32 pm

radKIDS program in Saratoga Springs

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BALLSTON SPA — The parents of a Saratoga County teen who vanished without a trace more than a dozen years ago are the catalysts behind a five-week program that will teach the members of Girl Scout Troup 3283 the skills needed to prevent them from becoming victims of predatory violence.

Based on the nationally accredited radKIDS curriculum, the series — which kicks off today in Saratoga Springs — will culminate on Jan. 30 with a graduation exercise that will include what Doug Lyall, of Ballston Spa, calls “dynamic live-action demonstrations of the skills needed to escape danger and abduction.”

Read more here.

Suzanne Lyall was last seen March 2, 1998 getting off a bus at the University of Albany campus.  Her parents, Doug and Mary Lyall, have been advocates of missing persons and established The Center for Hope.



Written by Kim

February 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Jaliek’s Story to be told on “Find Our Missing”

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“GREENWICH — The story of missing Washington County boy Jaliek Rainwalker will appear on a national TV show Feb. 1.

“Find Our Missing” was created by TV One. The one-hour show will tell the stories of 18 people of color over the course of 10 episodes who have gone missing throughout the United States. Jaliek, a biracial child, was 12 when he disappeared in 2007 after his adoptive father picked him up from a stay in a respite home in Altamont.”


Written by Kim

January 22, 2012 at 7:53 pm