Category Archives: Outpost for Hope

Your Loved One is Missing: What You Should Do

It’s getting late. You texted and you called… many times. And still nothing. You reached out to her friends. No one has heard from her. You try her phone again. No answer. You call her family. Maybe she stopped by her parents’ house on the way home. Wrong again. Panic starts to set in. You drive to her work. Still no sign of her.

If you suspect your wife, or husband or parent or sibling or any other loved one, has gone missing, here are the top steps investigators and missing persons experts advise you to take as authorities work to track down your family member.

CONTACT POLICE: If you suspect someone in your family member has vanished, contact your local, county or state police immediately. Many people believe an adult needs to be missing for at least 24 hours

Read more at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/missing-persons-to-do-police-help-292240171.html

Tracking Down the Owner of Seattle’s Latest Foot Discovery

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Nestled in the snug confines of Elliott Bay, Washington, a quiet stretch of beach called Centennial Park plays host to joggers, fishermen, and other Seattleites who have discovered the area’s undisturbed bliss. On any given day, much like other Seattle beaches, trash and garbage of all kinds can be found washed up on the park’s shores. Early on a Tuesday last May, a volunteer group cleaning up trash on the park’s beaches came across something far more gruesome than the usual beer cans and candy wrappers: a tennis shoe filled with the decomposing remains of a human foot.

The shoe and its contents were immediately turned over to the Port of Seattle Police Department, who in turn sent it directly to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The office has

Read more at: https://psmag.com/tracking-down-the-owner-of-seattle-s-latest-foot-discovery-e00257fcedc

Lifetime’s ‘Bringing Ashley Home’ is where some heart is

‘Bringing Ashley Home,’ Sunday 8 p.m.,  Lifetime Movie

“Bringing Ashley Home” could be one of those paint-by-the-numbers stories of feel-good triumph. Instead, it keeps the viewer off-balance, which is disturbing but dramatically smart, because it makes everything more involving.

It’s also smart enough to issue all of its characters, even the heroines, a few flaws.

In fact, it goes further than that. While “Ashley” shows the difference between a good, lawful, productive life and a life spent stumbling around the streets, it shows how each of those lives has its own triumphs and failures.

You can be the “good one,” living the right kind of life, and still fall short in significant ways.

“Bringing Ashley Home” focuses on a pair of real-life sisters, Libba and Ashley Phillips, and by made-for-TV movie standards, the amount of dramatic license seems to be relatively modest.

Libba (A.J. Cook), the older sister, lives the

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/lifetime-bringing-ashley-home-heart-article-1.119011

Hinckley: A fresh & jarring trip ‘Home’

‘Bringing Ashley Home,’ Sunday 8 p.m.,  Lifetime Movie

“Bringing Ashley Home” could be one of those paint-by-the-numbers stories of feel-good triumph. Instead, it keeps the viewer off-balance, which is disturbing but dramatically smart, because it makes everything more involving.

It’s also smart enough to issue all of its characters, even the heroines, a few flaws.

In fact, it goes further than that. While “Ashley” shows the difference between a good, lawful, productive life and a life spent stumbling around the streets, it shows how each of those lives has its own triumphs and failures.

You can be the “good one,” living the right kind of life, and still fall short in significant ways.

“Bringing Ashley Home” focuses on a pair of real-life sisters, Libba and Ashley Phillips, and by made-for-TV movie standards, the amount of dramatic license seems to be relatively modest.

Libba (A.J. Cook), the older sister, lives the

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/lifetime-bringing-ashley-home-heart-article-1.119011

How I Met Your Mother’s Jennifer Morrison: "Ted Has Met His Match"

Jennifer Morrison, Josh RadnorJennifer Morrison, Josh Radnor

Jennifer Morrison has three words for you: “I don’t know.”

Ever since her guest arc as Zoey on How I Met Your Mother was announced last month, the actress has, understandably, fielded the same question over and over again: “Are you the mother?”

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“It’s not even that I can’t say, but I just have no idea!” Morrison tells TVGuide.com. “It’s always so funny because people think we have information that we don’t, you know? I have no idea and I’m glad I don’t know because I’d rather not have to lie about it.”What the former House star does know is that Zoey is going to be a “very important and large part” of Ted’s life. How large? Morrison is currently contracted for 13 episodes — including the

Read more at: http://www.tvguide.com/news/himym-jennifer-morrison-1024457/

Unreported Missing Persons

Let’s talk a little bit about unreported missing persons. Those are individuals who are not placed on the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Who are they and why aren’t they represented on NCIC?

These individuals are many times old enough to disappear voluntarily. Think about the guy who has been estranged from his family for decades and has few, if any friends. Or the mentally ill family member who is living homeless in another city and whose relatives have no idea of the person’s whereabouts. Or the illegal alien, the person who should not be in this country, and whose relatives are either afraid to report him as missing or are in another country and don’t realize he’s vanished.

There are other categories, too. Like the missing child that no one knows about; The mother who drifts from town to town, starting with four kids, but moving into the newest place with

Read more at: http://www.officer.com/article/10248679/unreported-missing-persons