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#1 Kathylene

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:57 PM

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Lola Katherine Fry

Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Alias / Nickname: Kat
Date of Birth: 1965-02-20
Date Missing: 1993-11-14
From City/State: Greenwood, IN
Age at Time of Disappearance: 28
Gender: Female
Race: White
Height: 65 inches
Weight: 120 pounds
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Complexion: Medium
Identifying Characteristics: Scar on right knee, small scar on forehead.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Lola was last seen at approximately 5:00am in Greenwood, IN. She intended to go to Fort Wayne, IN but never arrived. Her vehicle is also missing and is described as a red 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse with personalized Lic# LOLA.

Any information about Lola's disappearance should be directed to Lead Investigator Commander Bill Vann with the Indiana State Police.

[align=center]Investigative Agency: Indiana State Police
Phone: (317) 899-8508
Website: Indiana State Police
Investigative Case #: 52-21954 [/align]

#2 Kathylene

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:58 PM

From: 411Gina.org
Welcome to 411Gina.org - Uncovering Missing Pieces To Find The Missing - $2 Million in Rewards Offered for Missing Persons

NEWS FLASH: THE $2 Million Dollar Story

$2 MILLION DOLLARS IN REWARDS for information leading to the recovery of or the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the disappearance of said missing person.

$100,000.00 REWARD EACH FOR 20 MISSING PERSONS FOR 20 DAYS, NOVEMBER 5th - 24th, 2006.

Twenty Missing Persons:

Christy Lynn Garrard
Missing from Boaz, AL
August 14, 1998

Jesse Florez
Missing from Phoenix, AZ
September 14, 2001

Cleashindra Denise Hall
Missing from Pine Bluff, AR
June 9, 1994

Lola Katherine Fry
Missing from Greenwood, IN
November 14, 1993

Harold Bradley Hensley
Missing from Plainfield, IN
January 11, 2006

Scott Michael Javins
Missing from Terre Haute, IN
May 24, 2002

Marilyn Renee McCown
Missing from Richmond, IN
July 22, 2001

Shannon Marie Sherrill
Missing from Thorntown, IN
October 5, 1986

Karen Jo Smith
Missing from Indianapolis, IN
December 27, 2000

Rayanne Turner
Missing from Indianapolis, IN
December 4, 1997

Heather Teague
Missing from Spottsville, KY
August 26, 1995

Reuben Bennett Blackwell II
Missing from Clinton, MD
May 6 1996

Kimberly Lawanda Carter
Missing from Kansas City, MO
July 5, 1984

Regina "Gina" Bos
Missing from Lincoln, NE
October 17, 2000

Jason Anthony Jolkowski
Missing from Omaha, NE
June 13, 2001

Danielle Nottingham
Missing from Princeton, NJ
January 11, 2003

Beatrice E. Elliott
Missing from Philadelphia, PA
March 14, 2005

William "Dean" Ponder
Missing from Spartan County, SC
August 28, 1993

Amos K. Mortier
Missing from Madison, WI
November 8, 2005

Alexis Patterson
Missing from Milwaukee, WI
May 3, 2002

#3 Kathylene

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:58 PM

$2M put up for missing persons | IndyStar.com

$2M put up for missing persons
Businessman offers rewards in 20 cases, 7 in Indiana

Seven families of missing Hoosiers have rekindled hope of finding their loved ones -- or at least finding out what happened to them -- thanks to a Philadelphia businessman who is putting up big rewards.

Family members of six of the seven gathered Downtown on Thursday at the Omni Severin Hotel to plead for information and to dangle the lure of $100,000 -- in each case -- to anyone who offers information that locates the missing person or leads to arrests and convictions in the cases.

The Indiana seven are among 20 missing persons cases nationwide tagged with rewards totaling $2 million put up by Joe Mammana, who owns an egg farm and is a former Marine. He has a degree in criminal justice and a police record for charges of aggravated assault, drugs, fraud and theft.

In recent years, however, he has become a crime fighter, putting up sizable rewards in high-profile cases, including that of Natalee Holloway, the Alabama high school student who vanished last year in Aruba.

Last month, Patti Bishop, stepmother of Karen Jo Smith, who disappeared in Indianapolis on Dec. 27, 2000, contacted Mammana about her vision for a "Squeaky Wheel Tour'' to draw attention to missing persons cases.

Mammana liked the idea and agreed to fund rewards to try to draw out information. In short order, he and Bishop devised a plan to offer $2 million for 20 cases for 20 days -- Sunday through Nov. 24 -- with $100,000 dedicated to each case.

Thanks to Bishop's involvement and her knowledge of Indiana cases, the state is heavily represented on the list. The other 13 cases are from Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Alabama and Arkansas.

"Someone knows something,'' said Kristin Hensley, Plainfield. Her husband, Harold "Brad'' Hensley, was 29 when he went missing Jan. 11. "We just need to get the story out there.''

Hensley is the most recent to go missing of the Indiana cases; Shannon Sherrill has been gone the longest -- she was 6 years old when she disappeared Oct. 5, 1986, from Thorntown.

"There hasn't been a day go by that I haven't hoped that she's found,'' her father, Mike Sherrill, said. "I just hope somebody somewhere comes forward and helps me find my daughter.''

Some of the cases previously have included rewards, but none as large as $100,000 or the cumulative $2 million the families hope will buy them attention. Some investigators share that hope.

"It's my hope that this money will bring someone forward,'' said Lt. Donald Bender of the Indianapolis Police Department's missing persons division. The concept regularly works with the CrimeStoppers program, he noted.

Bishop quoted Mammana, the benefactor: "People will turn in their own family for money.''

Family members and investigators often are frustrated in the belief that people have information but are afraid to come forward.

The reward money, they said, might be just the incentive those folks need, said Darlene Pitts, sister of Lola Katherine Fry, Greenwood, missing since Nov. 14, 1993.

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#4 Kathylene

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:58 PM

Geraldo Rivera is featuring the 2 Million Dollar Story on his show, Geraldo at Large. you can watch a video about Beatrice's recovery in the archive. Click on the 11/9 link. The other 19 missing persons are shown briefly. Here's the link:

Geraldo At Large - Video Archive

#5 Kathylene

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:59 PM

Soulful searching | IndyStar.com

April 9, 2007

Soulful searching
New Indiana missing-persons group is easing families' anguish with care and compassion

By Tim Evans

Darlene Pitts pauses every day to look at a small framed picture of her younger sister, then says a short prayer.

Nearly 14 years after Lola Katherine Fry disappeared, Pitts still hangs on to hope that Fry -- or her body -- will be found some day.
"If you give up hope," Pitts said, "the only thing left is despair."

Now, a new group -- and legislation that could put Indiana at the forefront of efforts to improve searches for adults -- may give families more help finding the nearly 1,300 missing Hoosiers.

The newly formed "IN Hope, Indiana Missing" has brought comfort and compassion to families in several recent missing-person cases. And though the end results are more often cause for sorrow than joy, the group's efforts can bring much-needed closure.
"When an adult goes missing, people don't know what to do or where to turn, other than the police, and that isn't always a positive experience," said Patti Bishop, Delphi, founder of IN Hope.

"Our goal is to help families going through this horrible experience so they know what they need to do, what their rights are and what to expect. We also want to supply manpower, expertise and technology to help law enforcement agencies with searches."

More help faster

Bishop was inspired to reach out to others after struggling -- with little help -- to find out what happened to her step-daughter, Karen Jo Smith, who disappeared from Indianapolis in December 2000.

"The whole experience can just be devastating, from the concern and pain of losing someone you love to the frustrations of dealing with the authorities," she said.
Many law enforcement agencies don't make missing-adult cases a high priority, unless there is clear evidence the disappearance involved a crime. Unlike a child, an adult might simply have left and not want to be found. Also, without a crime scene, clues are often scarce.

Bishop is optimistic that families of missing adults will face fewer roadblocks and heartaches because of her group and new legislation, House Bill 1306, which is awaiting the governor's signature.

"Molly's Law" is named for missing Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis student Molly Dattilo, whose family also is involved with IN Hope. It requires law enforcement agencies to get involved sooner and follow a standard protocol when an adult goes missing.

The law also requires coroners to take additional steps to identify John and Jane Does and to preserve DNA for identification.
Indiana will be among a handful of states to adopt laws designed to make information on missing adults more accessible and widespread, said Kelly Bennett, a case manager with the National Center for Missing Adults. "Traditionally, there hasn't been nearly as much interest and support for missing adults as for missing children, but that is starting to slowly change," she said.

"In some places, it can be hard to even get police to make a report. A lot of times, there is that presumption: 'They are adults, and they can take care of themselves.' There is more to most missing-adult cases than someone just walking away voluntarily."

In Indiana, there were 1,279 missing adults in the National Crime Information Center database as of Jan. 31. Nationwide, about 51,000 adults are missing, with some cases dating back 20 years.

The NCIC listings for Indiana also include 22 men and women whom coroners have not been able to identify.
Bennett said no statistics are available on how many missing adults are found -- either dead or alive.

Planes, boats, ATVs

Bennett said groups such as IN Hope -- which Bishop modeled after similar organizations in Texas and other states -- can help families and the police.
Maj. Luckie Carey of the Carmel Police Department, who worked with IN Hope on searches that found two people in Hamilton County this year, agrees.

One volunteer provided digital imaging equipment used in an aerial search that found Charles Rickey's body. He had disappeared after watching the Super Bowl at a Northeastside pub.

IN Hope members also helped with a ground search for Carmel resident Valerie Lynn Vickery-West, who disappeared Feb. 19. Her body was found March 11 in woods near her home.

Bishop and others involved with IN Hope also helped search for missing Purdue University student Wade Steffey, whose body was found March 19 in a dormitory utility room, more than two months after he was fatally shocked there by an electrical transformer.
Randy Norfleet, 48, Lafayette, hooked up with IN Hope through the Steffey case.

Unlike many other members, though, Norfleet has no personal tie to a missing person.
"Once you get involved in this -- when you see what these cases do to the families -- you realize it's just the right thing to do," he said. "This is one of the most meaningful things I've ever done in my life."

One of the biggest assets IN Hope has to offer is specialized equipment such as digital cameras and remote-control planes, which can be used to make detailed aerial photos of search areas. Other members have a boat equipped with sonar, specially trained dogs and all-terrain vehicles that they make available for law enforcement and family searches.

Group members also provide emotional support from the unique perspective that can come only from personal experience. Bishop and Pitts have been trained through the National Center for Missing Adults in providing support to other families.

Pitts is resigned to the fact that her sister is probably dead; the former exotic dancer who was trying to turn her life around likely was a victim of foul play. As she pushes for closure by trying to find her sister's remains, Pitts said, she finds solace in reaching out to families of other missing Hoosiers.

"Helping families who are going through a lot of the same things we went through years ago and seeing their hope," she said, "that's what creates hope for me now."

#6 Linda

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 09:39 AM

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Above Images: Fry, circa 1993

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: November 14, 1993 from Greenwood, Indiana
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: February 20, 1965
Age: 28 years old
Height and Weight: 5'5, 120 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Fry's nicknames are Kat and Kathy. She has breast implants, a scar on her right knee and a small scar on her foreheard.

Details of Disappearance

Fry was last seen leaving Greenwood, Indiana in her car, a red and black 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse with personalized license plates reading "LOLA." She was on her way to Fort Wayne, Indiana, but never arrived. Fry has never been heard from again and her car has not been found.

One account of Fry's disappearance say she went to a party at her hair stylist's apartment in east Indianapolis, Indiana where she overdosed on drugs and lost consciousness. Fry was then allegedly carried to a car and her ex-boyfriend, John Ryker, drove her away. No one checked to see if she was alive. Ryker stated that he left Fry at his residence near Indiana 135 and Fairview Road and went to work at 7:00 a.m., and when he returned an hour later Fry and her car were gone. Ryker allowed police to search his home and business; no signs of foul play were located. He has failed two polygraph tests, but he has not been charged with anything in connection to Fry's disappearance. Authorities, however, did get another warrant to search his apartment in September 2000, almost seven years after Fry's disappearance.

Fry disappeared on the day she was supposed to give her final deposition in a class action lawsuit against an Indianapolis-based plastic surgeon. She was employed as an exotic dancer at Brad's Gold Club, and PT's in 1993, though she quit prior to her disappearance. She and some other dancers had sued the surgeon, the owner of Brad's Gold Club, and Dow Corning, a maker of the silicone gel implants. The plaintiffs alleged malpractice and fraud. After Fry disappeared her colleagues dropped the lawsuit. It is unknown whether her disappearance had anything to do with the lawsuit.

Police believe foul play was involved in Fry's disappearance and say they have a suspect, but they cannot identify or charge this person for lack of evidence. Her case is unsolved. Fry was in the process of moving to Fort Wayne in November 1993. Her case remains unsolved.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:52 PM

Annual concert series aimed at finding missing persons to stop in Indiana
The International Squeaky Wheel Tour will stop at Sam Ash Music, 8284 Center Run Dr., from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

By Reba Reader
9:58 p.m. EDT, October 24, 2011

When a loved one goes missing, many families beg and plead for anyone to speak up, take notice or even just look at a photograph. An annual concert series aimed at raising awareness for those families will stop in Indiana Nov. 4.

The International Squeaky Wheel Tour is a grass roots effort to raise awareness about missing children and adults whose disappearances don't often garner the public's attention. The event was created by the GINA for Missing Persons FOUNDation.


Missing persons highlighted at the event will include Molly Dattilo, Jason Ellis, Lola "Kathy" Fry, Brookley Louks, Jamie Meadows, Daniel Reaves, Shannon Sherrill, Karen Jo Smith, Steven Smith, Walter Tom Smith Jr., Lauren Spierer and Esther Westenberger.

Read more: http://www.fox59.com...,4517751.column

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