As search goes on for Gabby Petito, put a candle in the window for these missing people too
In the light of Gabby Petito's disappearance, one Twitter user has painstakingly put together a list of all the people still being reported missing in the United States. The list is extensive and she is being lauded on Twitter for putting together the list.
Petito and her fiance Brian Laundrie had set out on a 'van life' adventure earlier in the summer, documenting their tour of national parks on Petito's new YouTube channel and Instagram. Laundrie, 23, returned to his parent's home in North Port, Florida on September 1 with the van but without Petito. Petito’s family reported her missing on September 11 after losing contact with her for several days. Laundrie has since lawyered up, refused to cooperate with investigators and has been branded "person of interest" in Petito's disappearance. And now, he has gone missing too.
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The Twitter user in question is @formerpsaspy, who began the extensive thread to bring attention to all the people in the US who are still on the missing person's list. "While #GabbyPetito is trending, here is a thread of other people who are also missing in America," she wrote before launching an extensive thread. People called her an "angel" and a "hero" and also added names to the list that the Twitter user had missed.
Here are a few names on the list of people mentioned by her:
Michael McClain disappeared on April 20, 2019. Shortly before his disappearance, he told his friends that someone was “after him” pic.twitter.com/UcAuj1aCOh— c.m. (@formerpsaspy) September 16, 2021
Michael McClain is 29 years old and weighs 190 pounds with a height of 5'10". He wears green contacts and has brown braids in his hair. He has a goatee and numerous tattoos on his hands and arms. He is from Manchester, New Hampshire. On the evening of April 20, 2019, he went to the Tropical Lounge nightclub in Nashua, New Hampshire, with friends when an altercation took place outside the venue between two female patrons. He was separated from his friends when he went to break up the altercation and has not been heard from since. However, the police confirmed that he did walk into a McDonald's on East Hollis Street after leaving the lounge.
Elaine Park disappeared on January 28, 2017. According to her boyfriend, she had a panic attack, left his house, and never returned. pic.twitter.com/Fbxk0wsyOv— c.m. (@formerpsaspy) September 16, 2021
Elaine Park, a 20-year-old Korean-American woman, was last seen on the morning of January 28, 2017, in Glendale, California. She might have been with her ex-boyfriend prior to her disappearance. She was reported missing on January 30. Her car was found parked along the Pacific Coast Highway near Corral Canyon with her personal belongings, phone, and keys inside. She is 5'6 tall and at the time of her disappearance weighed 125 pounds. She has long brown hair and blond tips. She has a tattoo of a cow skull on the upper left arm and another tattoo on her lower left arm.
Alexis Scott disappeared on September 23, 2017. She had just escaped a human trafficking ring and it’s speculated that she fell victim to it again. pic.twitter.com/kuKs21N8mL— c.m. (@formerpsaspy) September 16, 2021
Alexis Scott, 20, was a survivor of a sex trafficking ring and it was speculated that her disappearance had something to do with it. She was last seen at a home in Peoria, Illinois on September 23, 2017. There has been no indication that she ever left the residence but she was never seen again. She has been described as 5'1'' and weighing 120 pounds. She has long, brown and burgundy hair, brown eyes, pierced ears, and a scar under her lip from an old piercing. She has several tattoos on her body and was last seen wearing light-colored blue jeans, a victoria's secret "PINK" black zip-up hoodie with pink designs. Her hair was pulled up in a ponytail. She had left a young child at home and investigators were concerned for her wellbeing.
Jelani “JJ” Day
Jelani “JJ” Day has been missing for over two weeks. His family said he, a graduate student, had a lot of commitments so something DEFINITELY had to have happened pic.twitter.com/TyWM19vxjd— c.m. (@formerpsaspy) September 16, 2021
Jelani Day, 25, went missing on August 23. He is a Black male of height 6'02'' and weighs 180 pounds. He has short black hair, brown eyes and some facial hair. He drives a 2010 Chrysler 300 with an Illinois registration plate. His family said he, a graduate student, had a lot of commitments.
Corinna Slusser disappeared on September 20, 2017. It is widely believed by both police and her family that she fell victim to sex trafficking pic.twitter.com/smnayDUqQo— c.m. (@formerpsaspy) September 16, 2021
Corinna Slusser disappeared on September 20, 2017. It is widely believed by both police and her family that she fell victim to sex trafficking. She is 5'7'' and weighs 140 pounds. She is a blonde woman, the tips of whose hair had been dyed green at the time of her disappearance. She has a small tattoo on her right hip and a tattoo of a black ink flower on the chest and may have been wearing a necklace with the letters "Corinna" on it. She was last seen at Haven motel in Queens. The person who is believed to have seen her last, Ishi Woney, is awaiting charges of sex trafficking.
Some of the other names mentioned by the Twitter user include Keeshae Jacobs, Alicia Navarro, Dulce Alavez, Sara Graham, Jackson Miller, Jaleik Rainwalker, Desirea Ferris, Lashaya Stine, Sydney West, Nicole Fitts, Ashley Loring Heavyrunner, Mackenzie Marken, Zachary Bernhardt, Akia Eggleston, Natanalie Perez, Justin Gaines, Eugene “Musebe” Wekesa, Brianna Maitland, Sofia Juarez, Mikelle Biggs, Maya Millete, Sage Smith, Jonathan Schaff, Cameron Remmer, Khadijah Britton, Cheriyah Dizon, Aaron Safrans, Diamond and Tionda Bradley. One can check out the details of their cases here.