Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Under Construction

Please bare with me as I update my blog design! I decided today that Vanished but Not Forgotten needed a much overdue makeover. Since I know nothing about HTML codes and all that hobblygosh it may take me awhile! Not too sure I like what I just did....


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Why do things like this happen??

When I read about things like this in the news I get so angry and pissed off. How could ANYONE do something to harm a child let alone kill them? What kind of evil is out there? So when I first read about Somer Thompson I didn't have a good feeling about how things were going to turn out. I think we were all hoping and praying for a happy ending, but deep down we all knew it wasn't going to be happy at all.

What kind of monster could hurt this beautiful child or any child for that matter? It makes me sick to think that she ended up thrown in the trash with utter disregard. I pray for her poor parents. Please lift them up in prayer during this terrible time. Let's just hope and pray they find the monster(s) that did this before they do it again.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Man will Stand Trial

Jerry Dewitt Raney will stand trial for the 2006 murder of his step daughter Sara Smart. Since January of 2007, Raney has a whole slew of charges ranging from Domestic Assault and Battery by Strangulation to Murder in the First Degree. I was so pleased to read that he had finally been bound over to District Court and was going to be tried for the murder of Sara Smart. You can follow is court case here (just type in his last name then first name to find his cases). I am hoping and praying that our court system does not fail. Of course I firmly believe in Innocent until Proven Guilty, however there are just some cases that hit home to me where I forget about due process. I get mad and that's when I say forget the legal system let's just put them in the middle of town and hang them!

You no when stuff like this happens it really makes me question things in life. How and why do bad things happen to innocent people? I no God has a plan for all of us, but sometimes it just doesn't seem rite or fair. I just hope and pray that this sweet girl's family can find some closure after the trial is over.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sara Kendall Smart has since been found deceased. This story touched really touched me. She was found stuffed inside a barrell. Who did this? Who could possibily do such a thing to such a beautiful person? Someone out there knows what happened.

Body identified as missing Haskell woman. Authorities identified the body found Sunday stuffed inside a 55-gallon barrel that had drifted onto the banks of a farm pond as Sarah Kendall Smart. Smart, 19, was reported missing Feb. 1. According to a report filed with the Muskogee Police Department, the teen was last seen the morning of Jan. 30. The teen’s mother, Laura Raney, said Smart caught a ride that morning from the family’s home in Haskell to Muskogee, where she had a doctor’s appointment and a scheduled court appearance. Smart appeared for neither.Smart’s skeletal remains were discovered Sunday by James Groover, who retrieved the steel barrel from a farm pond about five miles west of Haskell. The medical examiner used Smart’s dental records to confirm the missing teen’s identity. click here for more information -
Mom offers reward for missing daughterBy D.E. Smoot Phoenix Staff Writer The mother of a missing 19-year-old woman refuses to believe she may never see her daughter again and is offering a reward for information about her whereabouts.My heart’s broken, Laura Raney said about the disappearance of her daughter, Sara Kendall Smart. It’s been 90 days ...Smart was last seen at about 8:30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 30 near the McDonald’s restaurant at 32nd Street and Okmulgee Avenue. Raney said the teen had caught a ride from Haskell to Muskogee with her stepfather, Jerry Raney. Laura Raney said her daughter had an appointment with a doctor at 10:30 a.m. and was supposed to appear that afternoon for a preliminary hearing at the Muskogee County District Courthouse. Smart appeared for neither.Muskogee Police Investigator Ginny Bemo said she received a couple of tips during the first two weeks in February from callers who claimed Smart had been seen around town. Neither tip produced any leads, Bemo said. Since then, the trail has grown cold.
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Colton Levi Clark

DOB: May 24, 1996
Sex: Male
Missing Date: Apr 20, 2006
Race: White
Age Now: 12
Height: 4'4" (132 cm)
Missing City: WEWOKA
Weight: 65 lbs (29 kg)
Missing State : OK
Hair Color: Brown
Missing Country: United States
Eye Color: Hazel
He was last seen on April 20, 2006. He was wearing blue jeans, a sky-blue shirt, and white and blue tennis shoes. Colt wears glasses and has a scar above his left eyebrow.

Additional Stories Related to Case:

Search Continues For A Missing Seminole County BoyKOTV - 5/10/2006New developments in a case involving a Seminole County boy who's been missing for nearly three weeks.9-year-old Colton Clark's adoptive mother tells the News on 6, he is a victim of sexual abuse and child pornography, and she fears Colton could be with the people who used to abuse him.Investigators have been canvassing the state with flyers since Colton disappeared on April 20th. Becky Clark says she's now hired private investigators, which are posting Colton flyers across the nation. “I'm scared, I'm worried, but I am determined. I'm gathering strength I'm on the proactive searching mode and I will not stop."The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says he's still following up leads, but thinks Colton may have run away.



Wow it's been along time since I have updated this blog. Time has just gone by so fast. Here is a lady that has been missing for almost two years now from the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. Please take a moment to read about her and look at her picture. Someone out there has to know what happened to her.

Patricia Leanne Peterson - Patty PetersonMissing Since November 4thTulsa, OK - Milan, NM - Patty's last confirmed sighting was at the QuikTrip Travel Center in Tulsa, OK (at I-44 Exit 238 at 161st E Ave). An eye witness and security camera have Patty getting into a truck driven by a female truck driver named Tatina (Tina). Patty was trying to get home to Phoenix, AZ. There are reports that she then showed up at the Petro Truck Stop in Milan, NM (I-40 Exit 79 (at Horizon Blvd) with the same person and another unknown female. She has not been seen or heard from since and Tatina (Tina) has disappeared. Any information, please email or call Tulsa CrimeStoppers at (918) 596-COPS Reference Report# 079617.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Brian Shaffer

Brian Shaffer has been missing since April 1, 2006. He had been with a group of friends that night at the Ugly Tuna Saloona located in Columbus, Ohio at
1546 N. High Streetm Columbus, Ohio 43201 (In The Campus Gateway. The last time anyone saw him again he was outside the bar at the top of an escalator talking to a couple of girls. Then he simply vanished. I don't know Brian personally and just happened to stumble upon his site (like I do most missing persons cases). According to the website that has been set up he was in his second year at Ohio State University as a medical student, was in a happy relationship and had no reason leave town without telling anyone. Please take a moment to visit his website. You never know maybe you might know something and not even realize it. This is just one of the hundreds of cases that baffle me. How could this man just disappear off the face of the earth?? There is someone out there that knows!!

DOB: 02-11-1979 (27 y/o at time of disappearance)
Height: 6'2" Weight: 160 - 170
Eyes: Hazel Hair: Brown
Body Art: Pearl Jam Symbol Tattooed on upper right arm

Click on the picture below and it will take you directly to his website.