NM Police Corruption Series: The Disappearance of Teresa Reyes

This is the last post in my series on New Mexico Police Corruption.

photo source realcrimes.com
photo source realcrimes.com

On July 1, 1998, seventeen-year-old Teresa Reyes disappeared from her parents apartment in Albuquerque, New Mexico sometime after 11:00 p.m. and has never been found.

Earlier that evening, Teresa, or Terry as she was known to friends and family, was hanging out with her cousin, Tyfanni Sedillo. The girls stopped at a gas station to use the payphone. While there, five guys in a cream-colored van, 20-21 years old, approached the girls, asking them if they wanted to go to a party. These guys were later described by Terry’s friend as being “Mexican-gang type”, heads shaved, and wearing baggy pants. read more

Brianne Ruth Wolgram Missing Since 1998 From Revelstoke, BC

This is one of those cases where I immediately felt a connection to the victim while searching for information on it. The case is a little strange, too, and you’ll see why once you read it.

Brianne WolgramBetween 11:00 and 11:30 pm, Brianne Ruth Wolgram, 19, was last seen at the 7-11 store in Revelsoke, BC on September 5, 1998. Shortly after, the young woman disappeared without a trace. Three young unidentified girls were the last people seen talking with her in the convenience store. read more

Leigh Marine Occhi: Almost 20 Years and Still No Answers

Leigh Marine Occhi
Leigh Marine Occhi

On August 27, 1992, Hurricane Andrew had already inflicted its wrath on parts of Florida and was on its way to the Gulf Coast. Vicki Yarborough arose that morning like any other work day. The radio alarm blasted at 6:45 am . Laying next to her in bed was her 13-year-old daughter, Leigh Occhi. The two lived by themselves in the 100 block of Honey Locust Drive in Tupelo, Mississippi. Vicki was separated from her husband, Leigh’s stepfather, Barney. read more

John Rodgers and Thomas Spence

(L) John Rodgers; (R) Thomas Spence

On November 26, 1974, two boys, John Rodgers, 13, and Thomas Spence, 11, left their homes in Belfast, Ireland to walk the short distance to the school bus stop to catch a bus to their special needs school.

When the bus arrived at the stop on Falls Road, the boys were not there.

The boys lived very close to the stop. Thomas lived around the corner on Rockdale Street; John lived a bit further away on Rodney Drive. read more

Two Boys, Two Disappearances 10 Years Apart

I was reading about the case of missing child Dennis Lloyd Martin, who disappeared in 1969. Noticing the similarities between him and another missing child, Daniel Barter in 1959, I couldn’t help but wonder if they are related or just very similar to one another.

Here are both cases.

Daniel Barter

Age: 4

Date Missing: June 18, 1959

Missing from: Perdido Bay, Alabama read more

What Happened to 16-year-old Kevin Hicks?

kevin hicksKevin Hicks was a typical teenager in 1986 who loved remote-controlled cars and pop music. On March 2nd, 1986, he left his home on Sissinghurst Road in Croyden, UK at 8:40 p.m. to buy some eggs for a cookery exam the next day, taking only £1 with him. The store was just a few blocks from his home.

Derek Hicks, Kevin’s father, returned home from an emergency at work around 9:00 p.m. When Kevin still was not back at 11 p.m., he drove around looking for him.

His father said that if he was going to be late, he’d always call home. When Kevin didn’t call that night, Derek started calling Kevin’s friends. When that failed, he called the police. read more

Where is Vikki Vukelich? Mother Missing Since 1991

Vikki_Vukelich

On February 23, 1991, Vikki L. Vukelich was last seen by her husband, David, in their home on Tulip Drive in Glenwood, Illinois. According to David, the couple got into an argument about a party. He went to bed and Vikki slept on the couch. When David awoke the next morning, his wife was gone, and there was an empty wine glass in the living room. read more