From 2010-2018, there were millions of missing cases in the US alone, an average of 649,097 cases a year. This number is decreasing, but still very much. In 2018 alone, there were 612,846 cases of disappearance, with victims mostly under the age of 21.
David Paulides, a former police officer and detective, with over 20 years of industry experience analyzing missing cases across North America. He gave an amazing result: similar “motifs” in many disappearances in this country alone.
Paulides’ investigations began in 2009, when he was about to retire from the San Jose police force. Paulides studied about 2000 special missing cases of similarity. Back in the 19th century, he discovered similar disappearances.
The first similarity shows that when victims are found alive, they lose their memory. If found dead, the cause of death is difficult to determine. Before that, they had been to an area they had never or could not go to themselves, or a place that had been thoroughly searched before.
For example, in a disappearance, the ill-fated boy’s body was found on a fallen tree. Strangely, the search team had passed through this location but had not found it before.
The victims were found not wearing sandals or clothes, and the rescue dogs were unable to smell the victim. The areas around where the victim is missing and found are often free from wildlife threats, nor do they have any trace of being attacked by animals.
Some of the missing cases are even more strange, the subject was at one place at this time, but suddenly appeared at another location at a distance quite a distance away. In the disappearance of two babies, this happened and was extremely strange because they could not move by themselves.
On July 13, 1957, a 2-year-old named David Allen Scott was lost in the Twin Lakes area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. His father went into his car for a few moments, when he returned he was gone. The area had a good view, but three days later the search team spotted the boy two mountains away.
Another case was of 2-year-old Keith Parkins, missing near his home in Oregon, USA in 1952. The last time he was seen walking around the barn, less than a day later, Keith was found in a place 24km from home, lying down face down in a frozen puddle.
This leads to the next common feature, which is that the missing cases are found often near water. However, it was not a drowning incident.
24-year-old Jelani Brinson was found dead in a pond at a golf course in Anoka county, Minnesota. He went missing to a friend’s house at 10:30 pm on April 17, 2009 His team was in a nearby backyard, and his shoes were in another yard. Even though the golf course was muddy due to the rain, the victim’s socks were still clean. It seems he did not walk there, but was carried into the pond.
Paulides has written many books about his investigations, including “The Missing 411: Exact coincidence”. It shows the missing young men in cities near the water source. A case in point is that the victim was in a bar drinking with friends and no one was seeing them leave. A few days later they were found dead underwater.
Missing 411 also mentioned two famous disappearances in the 1990s. One of them included more than 1,100 missing victims in US National Park. The victims seem to “evaporate” completely, including visitors and indigenous people, leaving no trace.
Another famous disappearance belongs to 11-year-old Casey Holiday, who disappeared on October 14, 1990 in Maries, Idaho, USA. At the time Casey went missing, the weather was very harsh at that time. Therefore, a professional dog cannot track traces of Casey and the dog.
More than 100 people were sent to search for Casey, but exactly two days later, the boy appeared at the right place where he went missing. Casey’s feet did not wear shoes, the boy was plunged into a state of panic, gossip and memory loss. No one knew why the boy could survive the weather at that time with bare feet.
Source: Fnew / Summary 4