The Missing: Victoria Amairani Marquina

          Our next Hispanic Heritage Month post brings us to a very recent Missing Persons case out of California. Victoria Amairani Marquina vanished from Sutter Creek less than a week before her 17th birthday, and she was last seen with a man she met online. Was this man, who was charged with sex crimes against the …

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Runaway Train: Tommy Gibson

          The final case in the Runaway Train series is a bit different than all of the others. First, it revolves around a toddler, and second, someone was convicted of manslaughter, despite the victim still being considered missing. TW: child murder for this post. So, what happened to Thomas Gibson on March 18, 1991? Let’s explore. …

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Runaway Train: Patrick Shawn Betz

          Our next Runaway Train case revolves around a missing eleven year old from Upland, California. Patrick Shawn Betz was last seen leaving a restaurant with an unidentified teen - did this person have a hand in his disappearance, or did he run away on his own? Let’s explore. Who Is Shawn?           Patrick Shawn Betz was …

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Runaway Train: Martha Wes Dunn

          Next up in the Runaway Train series, we’re headed to Texas. Two teens disappear after one argues with their parents. Despite a few promising leads, the case is cold over thirty years later. What happened to Martha Wes Dunn, who vanished alongside her boyfriend Eric Owens? Let’s explore. Who Is Martha?           In the available reporting …

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Runaway Train: Wilda Benoit

          Our next Runaway Train case is another with precious little detail. Wilda Benoit went missing from a very small town in Louisiana. She wasn’t exactly in a state of mind to plan to run away, so why was she classified as doing so? Let’s explore. Who Is Wilda?           I wasn’t able to find anything regarding …

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