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Bryce Laspisa was by all accounts your average college student. He was starting his Sophmore year at Sierra College in Chico, CA. August 26, 2013 was the first day of classes for that starting semester.
Bryce spoke to his mother, Karen on the 26th of August and they had a normal conversation in which Bryce seemed to be happy.
Things would begin to change on August 27, 2013 and the next few days would lead to a mystery that continues to linger on to this day.
August 27, 2013
On August 27, 2013 Bryce's then girlfriend, Kim, began to have concerns with his behavior though the specifics of what made her concerned are unknown. Bryce did admit to her that he had taken a prescription pill intended for ADHD, that was not prescribed to him.
Bryce's roommate, Sean, would report hat Bryce did indeed take VyVanse that day in an effort to remain awake to play video games. He also stated that Bryce had been drinking throughout the day. Bryce's friends would report that he often drank and did drugs over the 2 weeks before he disappeared. It was not uncommon for Bryce to consume hard liqueur every weekend. He was a young man in college and was living it up, which college students are known to do.
Later that night Bryce began to give his personal items away to friends including a pair of diamond earrings that had been gifted to him by his mother. This was out of character for Bryce.
August 28, 2013
Jacob Cabinaw was by all accounts your average guy. He worked at Dave's Garage in Traverse Ciy, MI, was a member of the National Guard, had friends and a girlfriend, was a father, and a college student, all seemed normal in his life in March of 2010.
After work on March 31, 2010, while still in his grey jacket from Dave's garage, Jacob played disc golf with some friends at HIckory Hills. Still all normal...
About 7:30 pm he dropped his friend, Gary Wittig off near the beach volleyball courts in Traverse City. This was the last time he has been confirmed seen locally. It was thought he was going to his home in Grawn, a small town just outside Traverse City. Here is where it no longer becomes normal.
Jacob's debit card was used for a purchase of about $5.00 in Buckley, MI. The clerk, when questioned, did not remember Jacob Cabinaw.
At about 1am on April 1, 2010 Jacob made his monthly call to the military to notify them he was still in school. Strangely, this call pinged off a Cellular tower located in Oklahoma. It appears this was the last time his phone was used.
One hour later, at 2am, Jacob is seen on video at a gas station in Kalamazoo Michigan using his bank card.
Nothing is seen or heard from Jacob Cabinaw until the next day when his bank card was once again used, this time at a gas station in Fort Worth Texas. A few hours later his bank card was again used at a gas station in Streetwater Texas. It is said that neither could provide video of the person making the transaction, however it was also oringinally confirmed that it was verified on video that it was Jacob Cabinaw using the bank card in Texas. If this is true, this would make the last sighting of him on April 3, 2010.
This was the last time his card was used, and the end of the leads in this case. Initially, its said, that local law enforcement was hesitant to investigate this case, as Jacob was an adult and it was suspected he left on his own.
His family however, initially said they had known of no reason he would have been going to Texas, and believes he would not have abandoned his life on his own accord, especially without ever making contact with anyone. No sign of him, nor the car he was driving when he disappeared has ever been found. It was later discovered on the internet forums that he did indeed have a link to Texas with a brother that was stationed at Fort hood. He also did his own training for the National Guard in Texas.
Was information missed because law enforcement deemed that there was no sign of foul pay and therefore he was able to be missing on his own? Is it normal for a 31 year old man, with little problems in his life and a lot of potential to just disappear?
The case was discussed on websleuths, where it still has a thread today, albeit it inactive most of the time. The last post with any information was a family member who posted that there had been no information. That was in 2017.
There have been some theories in the online world, but from what I can tell after the bank card use there is simply nothing. The family used to maintain a website, which now appears to be gone, as does his listing on Texas Equisearch. He is still Listed as an active missing with the Michigan State Police. The find Jacob Cabinaw Facebook page still appears to be active and run someone who was close to him. (rumour is that facebook is run by his ex-wife) Link: https://www.facebook.com/findjacobcabinaw/?ref=br_rs
The most recent theory is that Jacob Cabinaw is indeed alive and has contacted his family to tell them he is ok. This is 100% unconfirmed and just internet folklore at this point. Maybe someday we will see this one written up as a case file should it ever come out what actually happened.
Either way we hope this man's family and friends can receive answers to their questions.
If you have any information on the disappearance of Jacob Cabinaw please contact your local law enforcement or message the Find Jacob Cabinaw Facebook Page.
Kyron Horman went missing on June 4, 2010 from Skyline Elementary School. The last known photo of him was taken that morning at the school by his then stepmother Terri Horman at the school science fair where he proudly displayed his project on the Tree Frog. She stated that she watched him walk down the hall to his classroom and then left the school and drove around to calm her daughter who was an infant at the time.
Kyron never made it to class that day. He was not known to be missing until after school when his father Kaine Horman and his then wife Terri went to his bus stop to pick him up. When he was not on the bus the school was contacted and it was learned he was not in school that day.
The school stated they had not called home due to the fact Terri Horman had told them Kyron would be out for a doctors appointment that day. Terri maintains the appointment was not that day but was in the following week.
No sign of Kyron has been found and no official person of interest named, however it is widely believed that His then stepmother Terri Horman had a hand in his disappearance and possibly a friend of hers, DeDe Spicer.
Kaine Horman filed for divorce from Terri after learning she had approached their Gardner with an offer of money to kill Kaine. She claimed to the Gardner he was abusive. No evidence of abuse between Kaine and Terri was ever proven. They share a daughter whom Kaine has custody of and It is believed Terri is not a part of that child's life.
She has since remarried and was last known to be living in California. She filed for a name change but was denied.
To date no-one has been charged in the Disappearance of Kyron Horman.
There really is not alot of information out there about the day that George Fisher became missing. This could be in part because it took 4 years for him to be reported as a missing person.
In 2002, George Fisher lived in Gaylord, MI on an 18-acre piece of property he owned just outside of town. A father of 2 he was remembered by some as soft spoken and well maintained and remembered by others as just the opposite. No matter his personality, those who love him deserve some closure.
It appears as if he just walked away from his property, taking nothing. He left his wallet, his identification, the only thing that turned up missing was him. His property has been searched, and his family has been questioned to the point where they no longer speak with police according to a sister, who spoke with a local news reporter in January of 2019.
His family knew and told no one until 2006. 4 years of being missing and nobody knew, except the family. One has to question why they were not concerned about his being missing. Was there really no one who was looking for this man in 4 years time?
One thing I could not find was who finally filed the missing persons report, all those years later? What information did they have? With no real details or fresh evidence due to the time lapse in his becoming missing and it being reported, it will take someone who knows something spilling the beans to solve this case.
George Fisher is appx 6'2" and weighed about 275-315 pounds at the time of his disappearance. If you have any information on the disapearance of George Fisher please contact the Michigan State Police.
Namus Link: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case?fbclid=IwAR1j23zCymEGRPh8ciIMfSOLSuIRx_2C_cRNqJymHK_vwfMqut475HVhxhA#/22178/details
Link to a local cold case news report in January (this is the most nformative writeup found online)
Kevin Graves is a 28 year old white male, about 6 foot tall and 185 pounds with blue eyes and dirty blonde hair. He lived with his girlfriend and her children at the time he went missing.
They decided to attend the Electric Forest Music Festival in Rothbury Michigan. On tthe last evening of that festival Kevin Graves had an argument with his girlfrend in the concert area and left to the camping area to go back to their tent to rest or most likely just cool off from the argument. When his girlfriend returned to the tent, he was nowhere to be found, yet his things were still there. This is the last time he is confirmed to be seen that I can tell. However there were some sightings reported, one that appears like it could be credible.
It would interest anyone to know that Kevin Graves was known to suffer from depression and bi-polar disorder. His family confirmed he had been receiving treatment for the bi-polar however, he had stopped taking his medication about 2 months before he disappeared because it made him lethargic.
During the search effort of the 2000 acre Double JJ Ranch a woman approached investigators with information about a man she saw in a resturaunt just 10 miles away, and only 3 days after he was reported missing.
She saw a man who resembled Kevin Graves, barefoot, wearing dirty tan shorts, and behaving as if he was under the influence of drugs. He used the resturaunts phone for about a half hour, and appeared to be arguing with someone. He was also seen begging outside of the resturaunt.
A pair of tan shorts was found outside near the hotel adjacent to the resturaunt. It was later said that a friend of Kevin Graves from California was staying in that hotel during that time frame.
Other various sightings have been talked about on the interwebs but this is the only one that appears like it might have some credibility.
There were theories about 3 months after he disappeared that he had joined the Twelve Tribes, a religious organization known to recruit members at music festivals. They later released a statement to tthe family that no member was at the music festival and Kevin was not a member of their organization. Friends were not surprised as Kevin was a self-proclaimed atheist and they did not think he would join such a group.
Ultimately at this point there is no sign of foul play. Despite the search efforts and investigations. It is believed by both police and friends that he left of his own accord and simply does nnot want to be found. His family has a hard time believing he would jusjust leave and not contact any of them, but they remain hopeful he has not met with foul play.
Kevin Graves at the Electric Forest Music Festival
Donnie Martin III went missing after leaving his job at a tree trimming service on foot in Madison Heights, MI between 11 and noon on Thursday August 3, 2017. He worked in the area of 10 Mile and Dequindre. He had just gotten paid. The last person known to have visually seen him was his sisters husband.
He was known to frequent the area of John R Street and State Fair Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, and was also a known heroin user, a problem he acquired after a work injury. It was a known drug area. Police canvassed there and his photo was recognized but no-one could place him positively there after he became missing. It is suspected he went there to buy or use drugs.
His last known contact was a text message to his girlfriend about 20 minutes after he left work. She called his sister when she could not reach him, and his sister spent Thursday calling him with no success. She knew almost immediately there was something wrong. He was reported missing by his father the next day. Police tried to trace his phone activity, but it went nowhere.
After his disappearance the crime stoppers missing posters were continuously torn down, and trashed leaving one to wonder why? Did the person doing this to the flyers have something to do with the disappearance? He is listed as an endangered missing.
There is a excellent podcast interview available online called Already Gone, episode 83. His sister speaks about what is known about the case.
Donnie was 31 years old, stands 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 230 pounds. He has multiple tattoos and piercings including Martin on his lower back, Chinese writing on his neck, and multiple tattoos on his hands and arms. He has a piercing below his right eye and his left nostril is pierced. When last seen Donnie Martin was wearing a red T-shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes.
If you have seen Donnie Martin III or have any information on his whereabouts, please contact Madison Heights Police Detective Hatunian at 248-585-2100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP
Link to the find Donnie Martin Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/helpusfinddonniemartin/
Donnie Martin III
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