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Barry Cowsill missing following Hurricane Katrina

Barry Cowsill is reported missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Barry Cowsill of the singing Cowsill family band that inspired “The Partridge Family” TV show has been reported missing by his family.

Bob Cowsill told “Entertainment Tonight” the siblings believe they saw their 51-year-old brother in a CNN video of Hurricane Katrina survivors at the New Orleans Convention Center. But they have not been able to locate him and have turned to the public for help.

“We’re pretty sure that’s him, and if it was him, it meant he was at the convention center,” Bob Cowsill said.

He said the last they heard from Barry was a message on his sister’s answering machine that said: “I don’t know how to get out of town except wait for a bus … I’ve been so … lonely … I hope I get in touch with you.”

Barry had battled substance abuse and depression and was supposed to have been headed to Los Angeles to enter a treatment center, his brother said.

An email from the Cowsill web site:

Dear Tom and Red,

I just discovered your site on the web, and I am writing to ask if you could help us publicize the fact that Barry Cowsill, a New Orleans musician who is also a member of the famous Cowsills family singing group from Newport, Rhode Island, has been missing for over 2 months.

Barry rode out Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the last contact that Barry made with anyone in his family was a voicemail on his sister’s phone on September 1. Barry is believed to be included in some footage shot by CNN near the New Orleans Convention Center later that day.

Thanks so much for responding with interest in posting about Barry being missing. The last contact Barry made with his family was a voicemail he left on his sister Susan’s phone on September 1. Barry said that he had made it through the hurricane, but no one has heard from him since. A man who looks like Barry was spotted by fans in CNN footage shot near the New Orleans Convention Center later that day.

Here’s the link to a fan’s web page that contains the CNN video and some stills from the CNN video as well as some of the media attention that has been given to Barry’s story:

The clothes and hat worn by the man in the video are not familiar to Barry’s family, but that doesn’t mean that the man couldn’t be Barry.

Barry had just moved back to New Orleans a few weeks before Katrina hit and was staying with a buddy on Tchoupitoulas Street.

Barry is 51 years old, is 5′ 10″ tall, weighs 150-160 lbs., has brown hair, hazel eyes, wears a headband and usually either a hat or a cap, may or may not have a beard, usually wears glasses or sunglasses, and is a smoker.

I’ll paste some photos of Barry below. If you have any other questions, please feel free to e-mail me. Your assistance in helping to spread the word is greatly appreciated!

Barry Cowsill Still Missing

The Cowsills singer Barry Cowsill is still missing from his New Orleans home, two months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast.

The 51-year-old member of the 1960s singing group moved to the city shortly before the natural disaster in August. He left a message on his sister Susan’s cell phone in the aftermath of the hurricane asking for help, but hasn’t been heard from since.

December 2nd, 2005 at 11:13am Posted by | Barry Cowsill, Missing, Missing Adult | no comments

Maurice Wallace charged in the murder of Olamide Adeyooye

Maurice Wallace, a 27 year old man, is being charged with three counts of first degree murder and two counts of concealing a homicide and theft of a motor vehicle in the death of Olamide Adeyooye. Wallace

BLOOMINGTON — A 27-year-old man will be charged today with murder in the death of 21-year-old student Olamide Adeyooye.

“Maurice Wallace is today being charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of concealing a homicide and theft of a motor vehicle,” McLean County State’s Attorney Bill Yoder said. “The investigation is ongoing, and additional counts could be forthcoming at a later date.”

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According to reports (AP), Olamide Adeyooye, was murdered in her apartment and then driven to Mississippi where her body was later found in a burned chicken coop.

But according to court papers, the woman was killed in her apartment on the day she was last seen. Wallace tried to clean blood from the floor of her apartment, then put her body in her car and left the area, the court papers said.

Adeyooye’s badly burned body was found Oct. 21 in Mississippi when the chicken coop’s owner was cleaning up from a fire four days earlier. She was later identified through dental records.

Authorities said two autopsies failed to pinpoint the cause of death, but they will seek another autopsy and further forensic tests.

The slain woman’s father welcomed the charges. “He should pay for it,” Abiodun Adeyooye said in a telephone interview from his home in Maryland.

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Suspect was banned from campus

In an unusual move, Illinois State University officials considered the man named as a suspect in Olamide Adeyooye’s death to be a threat and banned him from campus two months before she died.

Police officers handed a letter Aug. 17 to Maurice L. Wallace, 27, who was not an ISU student, that said he was not welcome on campus.

The letter from Helen Mamarchev, vice president of student affairs, followed reports in the last five years that Wallace was kicked out of several buildings, banned from specific areas of campus and accused of theft and harassment on separate occasions. ‘

“I am taking this action based on serious allegations pending against you that suggest that your presence on this campus constitutes a threat to the members of the Illinois State University community,” Mamarchev’s letter says.

The letter adds if Wallace is found on ISU property, he’d be “subject to arrest for criminal trespass.” No such charge has been filed against Wallace since the letter was written.

The AP also added that Wallace briefly worked at the university but was banned from campus for inappropriate conduct.

Wallace, who worked briefly at the university as a food service worker several years ago, was banned from the campus in August, university spokesman Jay Groves said.

Wallace allegedly made inappropriate sexual comments to students and employees, Groves said. He was banned from the campus recreation center in 2001 because of similar incidents.

NBC5: Murder Charges Announced In Student’s Death

Police had named Wallace as a suspect last month in Adeyooye’s disappearance and death. Her body was found Oct. 21 in Mississippi when the chicken coop’s owner was cleaning up rubble from a fire four days earlier. She was later identified through dental records.

Wallace, who lived in the same block as Adeyooye, has been in custody since Oct. 20, when he was arrested at an Atlanta shopping center on an unrelated warrant from Normal. Adeyooye’s car was found abandoned in Atlanta on Oct. 30. Wallace waived extradition from Georgia and has been held in the McLean County Jail in lieu of $540,000 bond on the unrelated theft, aggravated battery and disorderly conduct charges.

ISU officials say they will confer Adeyooye’s degree and present it to her parents.

December 2nd, 2005 at 01:09am Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing Adult, Olamide Adeyooye, Pictures | no comments