What Cops Know
Project Jason Press Release

North Carolina — July 11, 2011 — Author Carole Moore, whose most recent book is “The Last Place You’d Look: True Stories of Missing Persons and the People Who Search for Them,” wishes to acknowledge the expert assistance provided by Kelly Jolkowski, president of Project Jason. Jolkowski, whose nonprofit organization assists families of missing persons, offered information, resources, and recommended contacts from families of missing persons and from reputable organizations that assist them.

"Kelly Jolkowski and Project Jason played a pivotal role in putting together ‘The Last Place You’d Look,’" said Moore. "Not only did Kelly put me in contact with dozens of families, but she also gave me invaluable guidance in finding organizations and individuals to interview about this important subject."

Jolkowski, too, has a missing family member. Her adult son, Jason, disappeared from driveway of their family home in 2001. The Jolkowski did not know where to turn for assistance with a missing adult and in 2003, decided to create an organization that would help families regardless of the missing loved one was an adult or a child.

For “The Last Place You’d Look,” Moore interviewed the families of dozens of missing persons across the county and around the world.  According to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), there are about 100,000 active, open and unresolved missing persons cases that sit on the books in the U.S. each day. 

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Looking at missing persons statistics

I’ve been slack these past couple of months, very busy with my book. Now I’m starting to get back in gear. I wrote a guest blog post for Laura Laing. Her book, Math for Grownups, is out shortly. Take a look:

http://mathforgrownups.com/2011/06/30/331/

And now this word from our sponsor

I’m in the middle of proofing my new book, The Last Place You’d Look: True Stories of MIssing Persons and the People Who Search for Them. It will be published in the spring (no exact date yet, but April or May) of 2011.

This book is a labor of love for me. It tells many personal true stories about families who are looking for their loved ones, the searchers (civilian and law enforcement), agencies, nonprofits and many other aspects of missing persons. I think it’s an important book about a very important and often neglected subject.

Over the next few months, I will share some of the stories and tidbits I collected when writing this book. Until then, stay safe out there!

Three Missing in Long Beach, California

Long Beach, California. Three missing persons in one week. All very different people, very different cases.

Miguel Palacios isa 56-year-old who has had an organ transplant. He suffers from dementia and needs transplant rejection meds.

Teenager Gabriela Guitierrez is a high school student who vanished after her mother dropped her off at school. She has a history of running away.

Sarah Preston Schrock disappeared while taking a walk, but her wallet was found in the area where she was last seen.

Three people, three different cases. Hopefully one good outcome: They will all three be found alive and well. 

Check out the link to see photos.

Doe Network Worth Checking Out

Ever since the Internet became accessible to John E. Public, amateur sleuths have played a part in solving missing persons and recovered unidentified remains cases. One of the best resources for civilians is The Doe Network, which has information related to thousands of missing persons’ cases.

The Doe Network is an all-volunteer website. Check it out at www.doenetwork.com.