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Tim Miller & Texas EquuSearch Attend the 21st Annual meeting of Parents of Murdered Children (Family of Kenny Ebarb)

Kenny Ebarb has been missing since July 17, 2005 in the vicinity of the 21000 block of Countryside Rd. near FM 1960 East. The next day, July 16, 2005, Ebarb’s truck was found, abandoned and burned, about 23 miles away, in Huffman, TX. For two years, Ebarb’s family has dealt with Kenny’s disappearance with a range of emotions from hope to despair, frustration to anger, grief to loneliness not knowing what happened or having recovered his body. The case was deemed a homicide without a body.

More than 400 people including the Ebarb family and Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch attended The 21st annual meeting of Parents of Murdered Children. So many times we forget about the pain and anguish that family members go through after their loved one’s body is found. It can be even worse psychologically for those left behind when a body is never found. They are just left to wonder and anguish over what happened. Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch said during the conference:

The couple were joined in the hotel lobby by Tim Miller, founder of Texas Equusearch. Miller said cases of missing young men are “often overlooked or ignored” by the media, which “tends to focus on cases of missing women, or children.”

Miller was the luncheon speaker at the convention. Still, he took time to sit with the Ebarbs, gently advising them to attend one of the many workshops held for parents, relatives and siblings of murder victims.

“Everybody in this room thinks they’ve gone through the worst possible thing – losing a child,” Miller said. “I can tell them they have not. The worst possible thing is what you two are going through – not knowing. Not having that closure that allows you to fully grieve.” (Houston Chronicle)

The families of murdered and missing loved ones are a breed apart and have special issues and problems that none of us could even begin to relate to. Please remember that even after their family members are found. That although their missing loved one has been returned home, their grieving process goes on for years.

August 5th, 2007 at 12:54pm Posted by | Kenny Ebarb, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing Children, Missing College Student, Missing Elderly, Missing Teen, Texas Equusearch | 2 comments

Essay, “This I Believe,” by Slain UVM Student Michelle Gardner-Quinn featured on VPR

Brian Rooney, 36, was charged with aggravated murder in the Oct. 7 death of Michelle Gardner-Quinn, a University of Vermont senior who turned up dead six days after disappearing while walking back to campus after a night out with friends.

However, the voice of slain UVM student, Michelle Gardner-Quinn has not been silenced. Her essay, “This I believe,” will be featured this weekend. Special people are never silenced and hold a legacy for others to learn from. READ OR LISTEN to the essay HERE.

An essay written by Michelle Gardner-Quinn will be featured Sunday morning as part of “This I Believe” during Weekend Edition on Vermont Public Radio. It will be read by one of her professors, Cecilia Danks. Danks is the Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy at the University of Vermont. Weekend Edition airs 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Sunday on VPR.

This I Believe is a national media project that invites people from all walks of life to write and speak aloud brief essays describing the core values that guide their lives. Each week, uniquely human voices of American citizens explore our hopes and ideals. The series has resonated with listeners, appreciative of civil discourse that’s honest and respectful, authentic and intimate.

VPR can be heard at 107.9 FM in Burlington, 89.5 FM in Windsor, 88.7 FM in Rutland, 88.5 FM in St. Johnsbury, 94.3 FM in Bennington, 92.5 in Manchester, 94.5 in Brattleboro, 95.3 in Middlebury, 94.1 in Montpelier and online at VPR is also available in HD at 107.9-HD1 in northern Vermont, 89.5-HD1 in the Upper Valley and at 94.3-HD1 in Bennington. (Times Argus)

August 5th, 2007 at 11:45am Posted by | Michelle Gardner-Quinn | no comments