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Alleged Air Force Deserter Found 40 Years Later Living Under a New Name in Florida — with a Wife and Kids

A Florida man is facing a desertion charge after he was found allegedly living under another name more than 40 years after he vanished from his post at a North Dakota Air Force base, PEOPLE confirms.

Jeffrey Michels, 64, was arrested on Thursday and charged with military desertion, according to a spokeswoman with the Seminole County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office.

Michels was handed over to the U.S. Air Force that same day, the spokeswoman says. He remains in custody.

On July 6, 1977, Michels failed to report to the Minot Air Force Base in northwest North Dakota, McClatchy reports, citing the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

In the ensuing decades, he allegedly changed his name to Jeffrey Lantz, got married, had children and started a construction business in Florida.

Michels, originally from Ohio, was recently found living in Sanford, Florida, with his wife and four children, according to local

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/air-force-deserter-found-florida-new-name/

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: This ‘special snowflake’ doesn’t need a ‘safe space’ – just less unjustified hate



 Dee Culp

“Are you a special snowflake?” she asks. No masking, no beating around the bush, just asking me outright.

“Yes,” I reply, with a big smile pasted across my face. “I am a special snowflake.”

I say it, and I mean it.

She has no idea what to do with that… because her lord and savior, Bill O’Reilly, had codified that term to mean a “weak-minded liberal” – an insult. Somewhere along the line, she had entertained the notion that liberals are crybabies who need safe spaces because they can’t escape their own contradictions and will back down when challenged. She heard wrong.

It began as a short conversation with a young, white (I assume cisgender) woman who was a

Read more at: http://nepascene.com/2017/04/living-your-truth-special-snowflake-doesnt-need-safe-space-less-unjustified-hate/

The Lawyer Burying America’s “Living Dead”

One morning in the fall of 2013, Ignacio Jimenez said goodbye to his family and left their home in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He would never be heard from again.

At the time, the family had been suffering through a rough patch financially. Ignacio, 31, had been furloughed from his full-time job, through a government contractor, as a plumber at Fort Huachuca, a U.S. Army installation in southeast Arizona. He and his wife, Alicia, had six children. Without his paycheck, they quickly fell behind on their mortgage payments.

To stave off foreclosure, Alicia would later testify in court, her husband came up with an ill-fated plan: He would earn some quick cash driving a childhood friend back and forth across the nearby border with Mexico. The details were hazy. Years later in court, Ignacio’s father would testify that he believed his son was helping to smuggle drugs.

Read more at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-03-27/the-lawyer-burying-america-s-living-dead

The Lawyer Burying America’s ‘Living Dead’ – Bloomberg

One morning in the fall of 2013, Ignacio Jimenez said goodbye to his family and left their home in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He would never be heard from again.

At the time, the family had been suffering through a rough patch financially. Ignacio, 31, had been furloughed from his full-time job, through a government contractor, as a plumber at Fort Huachuca, a U.S. Army installation in southeast Arizona. He and his wife, Alicia, had six children. Without his paycheck, they quickly fell behind on their mortgage payments.

To stave off foreclosure, Alicia would later testify in court, her husband came up with an ill-fated plan: He would earn some quick cash driving a childhood friend back and forth across the nearby border with Mexico. The details were hazy. Years later in court, Ignacio’s father would testify that he believed his son was helping to smuggle drugs.

Read more at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-03-27/the-lawyer-burying-america-s-living-dead

Missing Indiana Mother Found 42 Years Later Living in Small Texas Town, but Won’t Explain Disappearance

An Indiana woman missing since 1974 and presumed dead by her family was discovered Thursday in a small Texas town, living under an alias, state police said.

Lula Ann Gillespie-Miller, 69, was found in south Texas after she had been tracked down by Indiana State Police, who worked on her case for more than two years, according to a Thursday news release.

“It is believed that she had at times lived under an alias, but also along the way had been married and remarried,” Indiana State Police Sgt. John Bowling tells PEOPLE.

When found this week, Gillespie-Miller declined to explain her disappearance, but did provide her contact info to her daughter, Tammy Miller.

The news that her mother had been found alive came as a huge shock to Miller and left her reeling with a range of feelings, friend Debby Dyer tells

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/missing-mom-lula-ann-gillespie-miller-found-in-texas-after-42-years/