This is posted over at the CSB: Crime Scene Blog, but I wanted to repost it here.
Gloria Walker has been missing since May 20, 2007. Someone has to know where she is.
Name: Gloria Walker
Date Missing: May 20, 2007
Missing From: Cleveland, Ohio
Age: 46 yrs old
Hair Color: Black
Weight: 125 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Police/Sheriff: Cleveland Police Dept
Officer/Deputy Name: Det. Chism
Officer’s Phone #: 216/6233333
Officer’s Case #: 200700186890
TES Case #: 07719Gloria Walker, age 46, was last seen on Sunday, May
20, 2007 around 11:30 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohioand has not been seen or
heard from since. Gloria was last seen wearing red jogging pants and
open toe sandals, top unknown. She was last seen driving a 1996 Chevy
Toll free 877/2709500
Gloria Walker, 46, disappeared from Cleveland’s eastside three months ago.
Saturday, Walker’s family received a helping hand, from 1,100 miles away.
EquuSearch, the same organization that mobilized thousands of people
in the search for Jessie Davis, the missing, pregnant mother in Stark
County, took on Walker’s case.
More than 80 volunteers waded through shoulder-high grass and
explored vacant homes on Cleveland’s east side. They peeled their way
through vacant homes and raked through heavy brush along the railroad
tracks. They looked for any sign of Gloria Walker.
Richard Johnson saw a missing person’s flier in his neighbor and decided to help out.
“We’re down here looking for shoes, any kind of personal
identification,” Johnson said as he probed 3-foot-tall weeds with a
stick. “You know, it’s time consuming, but it’s fulfilling. I think
everybody should do more to help everybody else.”
Tim Miller, founder of Equusearch mapped out specific areas for
volunteers to look for Walker. Miller said EquuSearch has found 72
people in the more than 700 cases they’ve taken on.
Walker was last seen May 20, driving a car her long-time boyfriend
had been repairing for a relative. Walker’s brother reported her
missing, five days after neighbors last saw her.
That car was found two weeks later in the Harvard/Fleet area of Cleveland, only three miles from her house.
Saturday, volunteers checked potential dump sites in that area. They
found a five-foot long, mound of dirt next to the tracks near Walker’s
home. It was nothing.
“I think Gloria is findable,” Miller said. “I think some new
information came to law enforcement that may lead them in another
Greg Washington, who said he fathered a son with Walker, was thankful for Miller’s expertise.
“He’s a godsend,” Washington said. “Every day has been getting up thinking about Gloria. Where is she?”
Even though Saturday’s searchers did not find Walker, Washington said the search encouraged him.
“We’ll keep turning over every stone we can,” Washington said. “I’m
not giving up. I promised her we would always watch each other’s back.”