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Forum topic by Ramonajim posted 01-21-2011 08:43 PM 1495 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ramonajim

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01-21-2011 08:43 PM

Been hanging around here for a bit, not posting much but learning a bunch.

Just found out my niece in Colorado is missing. Spreading the word and keeping her and her family in your thoughts would be most appreciated.

There’s a story here: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/26546170/detail.html


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#1 posted 01-22-2011 02:13 AM

Posted this link on my Facebook page. Hope it helps.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 03:25 AM

Sorry to hear this. I’ll keep your family in our prayers.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 04:01 AM

Passed along to a friend who lives in Fort Collins to keep his eyes open…

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 04:08 AM

I will certainly keep my thoughts with your family. I certainly hope she is found safe.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 04:40 AM

My thoughts are with you.

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#6 posted 01-22-2011 06:02 AM

Sorry to hear this. I went thru similar with my youngest daughter years ago when she was 16 so my thoughts are with you and yours as well. The fact that she need medication daily and doesnt have it is enough to list her as endangered. The police need to contact the center for missing and exploited children right away, They act very quickly.

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level

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Ramonajim

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#7 posted 01-22-2011 08:36 AM

Not much in the way of fact based data I can add at this point, but I’ll toss what we have out there after the pictures.

Kelley a few weeks back:

Kelley at the show – it isn’t known if the guy in the picture is the “mohawk man” mentioned in the news stories.

  • Band is not local (Nit Grit venue holds 650, show was sold out. Tour looks to be bouncing around quite a bit (CO, MT, TN, OR, etc). No reason to believe Kelley is following the band (nothing to positively rule it out, either).
  • Someone who does not know Kelley saw her and a friend in the bathroom, friend puking her guts out.
  • Kelley is extremely intelligent. Can (and does) carry on meaningful and well thought out conversations with adults quite easily.
  • Kelley is broken. She may well be manic or bipolar.
  • Last contact from Kelley was a phone call to her mother saying she was alive but not ready to come home. From what I can piece together, the call wasn’t much more than that statement. Don’t know if the call was coerced or voluntary.

Any continued sharing of this would be wonderful. Putting this jumbled up mess of the interweb to work for good seems to make sense.

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#8 posted 01-22-2011 06:07 PM

If she’s suspected to be with the band and they’re traveling across state lines the FBI can step in. Stay on law enforcement’s backside, bug them constantly.

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level

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Ramonajim

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#9 posted 01-27-2011 09:13 AM

Two word message from Colorado earlier this evening: GOT HER

Not much in the way of additional details….. she’s home and alive – at least until her mom strangles her!

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#10 posted 01-27-2011 09:20 AM

Great news, glad to hear it.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#11 posted 01-27-2011 09:39 PM

Ramonajim,
Glad this ended in a happy reunion. Could have been a tragedy.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#12 posted 01-27-2011 09:55 PM

I think a nice oak paddle would be most useful at the moment. I have one that I used while working as an administrator that does just fine. And yes, I paddled here in Texas during the 21st century. Too bad I couldn’t use it up in Austin in the State House.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#13 posted 01-27-2011 10:18 PM

I just saw this, Jim.

My arms were covered in goose bumps. SO glad she’s been found.

I can WALK to the Aggie Theater from my house. Fort Collins is a very safe city, relatively. I was worried in ONE sense, but NOT that worried in another.

It’s a college town. We actually see this sort of story from time to time. Glad yours ended THIS way, as opposed to another !

-- -- Neil

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NBeener

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#14 posted 01-27-2011 10:20 PM

The update, from our local paper:

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20110127/UPDATES01/110127015/Missing+Brigton+teen+returns+home+after+running+away

A 17-year-old girl from Brighton is back with her family after running away for 12 days and leading her parents on a search through Fort Collins to find her.

Kelley Carpenter left home without her parents’ knowledge Jan. 14 to see a show at the Aggie Theatre. Leeann and Robert Carpenter came to Fort Collins a few days later, passing out fliers and asking local people for information, as contact with her had been limited.

“Her phone did go dead,” Robert Carpenter said. “Of course, she could have contacted us at any time.”

The parents drove to Fort Collins on Wednesday after arranging to pick up Kelley. Robert Carpenter said she was fine and had been staying with people who cooked for her.

“It’s a dumb kid thing is what it is, but at least she’s safe,” he said.

-- -- Neil

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#15 posted 01-27-2011 11:58 PM

On second thought, I would NOT paddle this 17 year old…

I would give her the most important choice of her life:
1. Army
2. Navy
3. Air force
4. Marines

*OFF-LIMITS—No Stateside duty, No Reserves, No Coast Guard, No part-time or deferred military.

I would then personally escort her to her choice of full-time military recruiting offices and co-sign her enlistment forms, if the need arose. She could thank me in 4 years. And I would definitely find out just how much the local govt spent searching for her and let her know that bill will be waiting for her if she thinks about not fulfilling her enlistment. That’s MY opinion.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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