Friday, September 27, 2013

10 long years and still no justice for Mary Lee Grobe

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thank You Butler County

Thank you Butler County, Missouri and all the caring people who located Mary Lee Grobe and made sure she was at least granted her final wish to be buried beside her husband. Thank you for the prayers, the comforting words, the hard labor, the brain work and determination that went into finding her in April 2009. Extensive DNA comparison with four of her children was done and confirms her identity. Thank you to all levels of law enforcement once Heaton left office; Sherriff Dobbs, Investigator/Coroner Jim Akers, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, The FBI, the Fire Marshall’s office, the Division of Senior Services and I’m sure many more. This case tugged at many hearts in Missouri and the nation and finally brought out the best investigators once they were allowed on the case. The trouble was it took so long to get investigated plus they had to contend with local family dynamics involving their own theories and motives. Thank you to the Daily American Republic newspaper, Channel 12 KFVS, Fox2News Channel 2 for the news coverage that helped let the residents know she was missing and needed our help. This was a sad case; one that cried out for the public’s help. Nothing made sense, nothing added up. Someone was up to no good. She was a loyal upstanding citizen who did nothing wrong. She was just trying to live her life peacefully. At the time she vanished she was a 74 year old, legally declared incompetent child-like elderly widow from Poplar Bluff, MO who lived alone. She vanished from her home on 9/27/2003. Amy Bridgewater was the last person to admit seeing her. Mary didn’t drive, couldn’t walk very far and didn’t leave home unless a family member drove her. The door was locked from the outside but her purse, medicines, and all her belongings were inside. She didn’t tell anyone she was leaving as she would normally do. Her dog also vanished with her, but returned 2 days later washed and bathed obviously to conceal evidence. Congratulations, Butler County, Missouri for finding Mary and granting her final wish but your help is still needed in solving the case. Why was an incompetent child-like sweet lady living alone? Who was watching her? Where were Sharron Payne, Mary’s Public Administrator, and the family members who promised the Butler County Court they would watch her so they could prevent her from going to a safer environment? Why were she and her dog, BB, taken from her home? Who would have wanted her gone—she wasn’t bothering anyone? Who had access to her property and a key to her house? Who benefited financially by getting rid of her? Please continue to speak up and tell what you know about this case. Call Butler County Sherriff’s Department. There have been many rumors tossed out to mislead and confuse but the truth is still out there. We still need answers and justice for Mary. Please help!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Finally Justice for One of the Cold Cases in SEMO

When I watched the video of John Austin being arrested, seeing his surprise, it reminded me of someone from down in Southeast Missouri.

Justice Took a Long Time but Finally Here

Wow, Good Job Sheriff Dobbs and Butler County! A cold case that has been solved. It is so sad how people can hide something terribe like this for so long. Thank you for not giving up on finding answers. dar BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Investigators make a huge break in a Butler County cold case. Authorities arrested four people Thursday in connection with the 1999 murder of Carla Ann Austin. Investigators say probable cause exist that the four suspects conspired to kill Carla Ann Austin. Arrested are Austin's step-daughters, another member of her late husband's family and a family friend. Melissa Baggett, John Austin and Henry 'Marlin' Rice all of Qulin, along with Tracy Rea, of Neosho all face second degree murder charges. John Austin bonded out of jail early Thursday afternoon. Tracy Austin waived arraignment and pleaded not guilty on Friday. She is due back in court on May 10. Melissa Baggett waived arraignment, pleaded not guilty on Friday. She is due back in court on April 26. For Austin's biological daughters, this is a day they thought would never come. "I just can't believe it," said Mindy Crafford. "Justice can be served. You won't get away with this." Heartland News went along Thursday morning as Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs, deputies, members of the Highway Patrol and Qulin Police Department made arrests in Qulin. First, they took John Austin into custody, and then followed a few blocks later to arrest Henry 'Marlin' Rice at his apartment. Earlier in the day Tracy Rea was arrested in Neosho and just before 3 p.m., her sister Melissa Baggett of Butler County turned herself in. "This is definitely a complicated case because of the family dynamic," said Sheriff Dobbs. The arrests come nearly 13 years after Austin's murder. According to the sheriff statement, Carla Ann Austin was reported missing by her aunt on August 8, 1999. Hunters found her body a few months later in November. According to the probable cause, Carla Ann Austin's body was found around 30 yards from the tree line inside a patch of woods to the west of a field road. Authorities say she was positively identified through dental records. "I've just always wanted to know the truth," said Crafford. She was eight years old when her mother disappeared. "We always felt like the family was involved." Rest of the story on KFVS

Justice for Missing Mom?

Hopefully, Jacque's family can get the answers they deserve. Clay Waller is charged with his wife's murder. It took awhile but commendable effort on the part of investigators to solve this terrible crime. Cape Girardeau, MO (KSDK) - Clay Waller, the estranged husband of a missing mother of triplets, has been charged with murder in connection to her disappearance. Morley Swingle, the Prosecuting Attorney for Cape Girardeau County, filed first-degree murder charges against Clay Waller regarding the disappearance of his wife, Jacque. Prosecutors also charged Clay Waller with two counts of evidence tampering. Swingle said his office will not seek the death penalty in the case. Clay Waller, 41, is being held on a $1 million bond. Jacque Waller, 39, was last seen leaving Clay Waller's residence in Jackson on June 1, 2011. Her body has not been found. Read the article on StLToday.Com See the video on: KFVS KSDK

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Once Again--Commendable Efforts to Find Jacque Waller

So sad; hopeful the family will have answers soon.
Waller Search
Crews with the Scott County Sheriff's Department and Southeast Missouri Search and Rescue Team out of Poplar Bluff were on hand. There were also K-9 units searching as well.

Searchers and dozens of volunteers met at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and plan on searching the majority of the day.

There was a helicopter scheduled to do fly by, and boaters in water searching for clues as well.

Searchers say they were looking for specific items of interest in the area by land, air and water.

Organizers say this was one of the biggest searches in recent memory.

Waller has been missing since June 1, 2011.

Look for more on this story tonight on Heartland News and

Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sad Anniversary Today!

9-27-11 marked the 8 Year Anniversary of the disappearance of Mary Lee Grobe from her home in Poplar Bluff, MO. It marked the eight year anniversary of undeserved freedom for the one responsible for her disappearance. It marked eight years of lies for all those who helped conceal it. It also marks another year of undeserved public trust and office of Sharron Payne, Mary's Public Administrator who had the power in her hands to help Mary but chose to turn her back on her client and let be victimized.

Mary Lee Grobe was ripped from the people who loved her 8 years ago today. We have yet to see justice—we have yet to have resolution.

We hope the guilty one(s) stop for a moment today and reflect on what they have done. God already knows who was responsible on 9-27-03 but the rest of us need resolution. All need to come clean for any forgiveness. Soap won’t clean what you have done. Mary Lee Grobe’s blood cries out and you can’t wash it off until you tell the truth.

Our questions to you the one responsible include: What did she do to deserve this in your eyes? Who else deserved this in your eyes? Was it worth it? How can your family stand you? How can they protect you? Why would they want to? How can they restfully sleep at night? Doesn’t it occur to them that if you think you can make money off it; their life is at risk also? How can you stand yourself?

Why didn’t she (in your evil eyes) deserve a proper burial?
For all those duped . . . has your reasoning ability kicked in yet? Have you finally looked at the evidence around you? Hate people if you must for whatever trumped up reason that makes you feel good but use your brain—look at who benefited from her disappearance. Look who had opportunity. If it has dawned on you that you were duped; you are probably embarrassed right now but the embarrassment isn’t going to go away just because you continue to ignore it. The embarrassment will go away and forgiveness given once you speak up and bravely step forward.

There’s no more reward money, you missed that, but doing the right thing is priceless. Doing the right thing is what Mary Lee Grobe deserves! Do the right thing if not for yourself, your family, for Mary.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Missing Woman's Husband Arrested on Unrelated Charges

Malden, MO (KSDK) - The estranged husband of a missing mother of triplets was arrested Friday on unrelated charges, the Malden City Police Department said.

Clay Waller was arrested around 6 p.m. on two outstanding warrants out of Cape Girardeau: misdemeanor harassment and felony stealing by deceit.

Read the article on KSDK

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Jacque Waller's Husband Talks to Reporters

Cape Girardeau, MO (KSDK) - The husband of a missing mother of triplets says he's been the target of vandalism and even received threats from local police.

In an article published in The Southeast Missourian, Clay Waller says the Jackson Police Department should stop focusing its attention on him and look for his wife, Jacque Waller, who has been missing since June 1. The couple was in the midst of a divorce when Jacque disappeared. She was last seen near Clay Waller's home in Jackson.

Meanwhile, Jackson Police Department Chief James Humphreys called Waller's allegations "ludicrous."

The Jackson Police Department says Waller is a person of interest in the case, but has not declared him a suspect.

Clay Waller's attorney, Scott Reynolds, released a statement Wednesday reiterating his client's innocence:

"Clay misses Jackie [sic]; he is saddened and shocked by her disappearance. He hopes and prays for her safe return and his heart goes out to the Rawson family despite their repeated accusations against him. Clay is not responsible for his wife's disappearance and we have substantial evidence to support that claim. We will not comment on the evidence at this point as there is an ongoing police investigation. It is sufficient to state that the police do not consider Clay a 'suspect' in Jackie's [sic] disappearance and they have repeatedly said there is no evidence that a crime was even committed here."

Waller also told the newspaper his truck has been vandalized and he was recently shot in the leg with a pellet gun.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Search of Ponds and Lakes for Jacque Waller

Great Job, Southeast Missouri!

FRUITLAND, MO (KFVS) - Search crews spent Tuesday looking in several area lakes for any clues connected to the disappearance of missing mom Jacque Waller.

Crews searched Bella Vista Lake in Fruitland in a boat, reportedly looking for evidence.

Jacque Waller was last seen in Jackson on June 1.

Her husband, Clay Waller, is considered a person of interest in her disappearance.

Police say they do suspect foul play.

Copyright 2011 KFVS. All rights reserved


Monday, July 18, 2011

Reward for Missing Mom Increased

The reward in the Jacque Waller case has been increased to $4,500.

Read the arctle on KFVS

Good job Southeast Missourians, find her asap!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Good Community Support for Missing Missouri Mom

Good Community Support for Missing Mom, Jacque Waller. Today, an estimated 200 people show up to search for her. Hopefully her family will have answers soon.

Read about it on KFVS

Friday, July 15, 2011

Husband of Jacque Waller Hires an Attorney

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Clay Waller's attorney is defending his client saying Mr. Waller had nothing to do with the disappearance of his estranged wife Jacque Waller.

"What Clay would say is he misses his wife and he is very hurt and sorry over her disappearance," said Reynolds.

Rest of the article on KFVS

KFVS does have a tendency to play judge and jury on some cases. Right now we really do not know what has happen to Jacque.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Good Job, Cape Girardeau--Jacque Waller's business cards found!

Hopefully, this will give investigators a good lead and Jacque will be found!

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Authorities are hopeful that business cards found along a rural highway will help solve the mystery of a missing southeast Missouri mother of triplets.

The Southeast Missourian reports that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield business cards for 39-year-old Jacque Sue Waller were discovered Monday on Missouri Route 177 by a resident.

Read the rest of the article on KSDK

Thursday, July 07, 2011

$$$ Reward in the Jacque Waller Case $$$

Jacque's family has announced a $3,500 reward for the return of their dear loved one. May comfort come soon for this family.

Read the article on kfvs

Monday, July 04, 2011

National Attention for Jacque Waller and other Missing Loved Ones

CUE is a great group of volunteers; great move to get them involved in the Jacque Waller case. Get as many organizations as possible involved.

Read the article about CUE and Jacque Waller on KFVS

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Cold Case Solved!

Wow, how encouraging that a cold case from 1957 can be solved! There is no statue of limitations on murder!

Read the entire article on MSNBC

partial listed below:

Police: Train ticket helps crack 1957 Ill. killing

SEATTLE — An unused, unstamped train ticket helped lead to charges against a Seattle man in the abduction and killing of a 7-year-old Illinois girl in 1957.

Prosecutors in northern Illinois' DeKalb County charged Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, on Friday with murdering Maria Ridulph, who was last seen playing with a friend near her home in Sycamore, about 50 miles west of Chicago. Mushroom hunters found Maria's remains five months later in a wooded area about 100 miles from her hometown.

McCullough claimed he took the train from Rockford, Ill., to Chicago the day of the abduction. But The Seattle Times, citing a probable-cause statement filed in court, reported Saturday that a woman who dated McCullough at the time found, while searching through personal items last year at the request of investigators, an unused, unstamped train ticket from Rockford to Chicago dated the day the girl went missing.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Unidentified Woman found in Warren County MO in 2004

Who's Mom is she? Why hasn't someone spoken up? How could a human treat another human that way? Please call the Warren County Sheriff's Department with information.


Wright City, Missouri (KSDK)-- The mystery of a woman's demise continues to keep law enforcement officials busy in Warren County.

State maintenance workers pulling weeds and clearing brush near an interstate rest area on June 28th 2004 discovered something they would not soon forget. A headless torso of a woman found in the roadside park, not far off I-70 near Wright City.

Dozens of detectives from around the metropolitan St. Louis area lent assistance and support to Warren County lawmen in trying to identify the victim.

Their efforts until now have gone unrewarded. Police can't even be certain of how the woman was killed, let alone a motive behind the horrible crime.

Investigators say the woman was found nude. She had a light complexion and a slight build. They believe she was in her twenties with C-section and appendectomy scars.

Along the way, authorities were given assistance from the FBI as well as the National Center for Missing Adults in Phoenix Arizona. But after seven years they still have more questions unanswered than answered.

Warren County Coroner Roger Mauzy has spent hundreds if not thousands of hours working to identify the victim and return her to her family.

But a sad reminder to Mauzy is the reality that may never happen.

"This could be a disowned child who ran away for whatever reason and unfortunately, nobody has ever come forward."

Mauzy tells News Channel 5 he usually receives a number of calls from people on the day the discovery is remembered and he follows up on every single possibility.

"Several people will call but nothing ever seems to turn. We remain at a dead end in our search for a name and an explanation of why?"

An undisclosed gravesite in Warren County serves as the victims final resting spot but Mauzy says he's ready and willing to exhume the woman and return her to her family.

Anyone with information on the discovery is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS or the Warren County Sheriffs Department at 1-636-456-7088.

Monday, June 27, 2011

K-9 & Air search for Jacque Waller

So glad to hear, the search continues. Don't give up until you have the answers. Good Moms do not just leave their babies. If only Mary Lee Grobe had such community and law enforcement support during the early days of the investigation, maybe we would have answers.

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - On the ground and in the air, authorities in Cape Girardeau County bring out more resources to search for Jacque Waller. The mother of triplets vanished more than three weeks ago.

"Everyday as new leads come in it's important for us to keep going with it," said Jackson Chief of Police, James Humphreys.

Chief Humphreys says every clue is valuable in the search for Jacque. They're using the Scott County K9 Search Unit to help them scour new locations.

"This morning is perfect because there's just enough moisture they can detect scents a long way off," said Marshia Morton with the K9 Unit. "One dog can do the work of 20 men on the ground. These dogs are amazing."

Read the entire article on KFVS

Commendable Efforts to Find Jacque Waller

Good Job Southeast Missouri--don't let this crime go unsolved!

From KFVS 6-26-11

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Authorities say leads are pouring in as they continue to search for Jacque Waller. Waller has been missing more than three weeks now. She was last seen June 1 in Jackson.

Her estranged husband, Clay Waller has been named as a person of interest because he was the last person to have contact with her. He is not considered a suspect.

Meanwhile, friends, family and total strangers are taking matters into their own hands, launching their own search parties and saying they will stop at nothing to find her.

Jacque's brother, Rob Rawson joined several private search parties Sunday.

"The response has been amazing,' said Rawson. "I didn't think they're be so many people. We love her. We want to bring her home for us and for the kids."

The groups went door to door passing out flyers, talking to people about Jacque and searching land around Cape County.

Family friend, Dan Hittson says they need to make contact with as many people as possible.

"If you think you know something you need to call authorities," said Hittson. "If somebody did something to her they need to be brought to justice. We want to help this family find closure. There's three little kids that want to know what happened to their mother."

Searchers with one group met with police to discuss their plan before spreading out into different areas. Authorities say they are also looking in new locations.

"From our end we are meeting with some dog teams to search new areas that we're learned about through leads and other interviews," said Jackson Police Chief James Humphreys.

Chief Humphreys says they also expect new leads to emerge once crime labs complete testing on evidence. They are also asking all members of the public for help.

"If you're a property owner it's extremely important that you go police your own property and just scan your own areas," said Chief Humphreys. "That's a tremendous help for us. It eliminates a lot of area."

Chief Humphreys says he's happy with the response from Waller's friends, parents, and siblings. He wants them to know investigators are working round the clock to bring Jacque home.

"There's a lot of bulldogs on this case," said Chief Humphreys. "We're going to see it through. It's personal to us now."

Jacque Waller's estranged husband, Clay Waller has been named a person of interest in the case. He is not a suspect. Chief Humphreys says the Jackson Police Department has not heard from Clay Waller since June 7.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Good Community Support for Missing Missouri Mom

Waller friends plan weekend search, flyer drive in Cape County

. . . . . Read the rest of the article on KFVS.

Jackson Police Chief James Humphreys says he appreciates the efforts of Jacque Waller's family and friends, saying by text "the more eyes and ears the better."

For Bob Sherrill, like so many others, finding Jacque isn't just a priority--it's personal.

"When she's found, I'd like a friend of hers and someone who cared enough to look for her to be there", he tells me.

Sherrill's asking anyone interested in helping to meet Sunday June 26th at 9:00am at MidAmerica Rehab in front of West Park Mall.

There is also a post office box set up for anonymous tips.

Information can be sent to:

"Friends of Jacque"

P.O.Box 842

Cape Girardeau, MO 63702-0842

Our comments:

Good Community Support--glad to hear people care and will not just stand by and allow this to happen to one of their loved ones.

Missing Missouri Mothers

This is an old post from Saturday, March 04, 2006 but sadly the list has grown. None of the three crimes listed have been solved. This probably gives hope to criminals who also want to commit the same kind of crime; hence the list grows longer.

Missing Missouri Mothers

Three Mother are Missing from eastern Missouri, why?

Help solve these crimes, help prevent it from happening again.

Hubert Propst, Amanda Jones’ dad said, “Somebody is lying,” “Someone knows the truth and isn’t talking.”

1st: Mary Lee Grobe (74) from Poplar Bluff Missouri, Mother of 7 Children, Grandmother/Great-grandmother of many.
Google Mary Grobe or
Butler County Sheriff Dept. 573-785-8444

2nd: Amanda Jones (26) from Pevely Missouri, Mother of 1 Daughter and 9 months pregnant. 08/15/2005
Google Amanda Jones
Jefferson County Sheriff Dept. Detective Bureau 636-797-5515

3rd: Teresa L Butler (35) from Risco Missouri, Mother of 2 boys 01/25/2006
Google Teresa Butler Missing
New Madrid County Sheriff Dept. 573-748-2516

Does society care about our mothers??

Call or e-mail your local media, Ask for more coverage, more air-time, for them to help these mothers be found.
KFVS-12 CBS in Cape Girardeau MO 573-335-1212
KAIT-8 ABC in Jonesboro AR 800-738-6397
KTVI-2 FOX in St. Louis MO 314-647-2222
KSDK-5 NBC in St. Louis MO 314-444-5125
KMOV-4 CBS in St. Louis MO 314-444-6333

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Be Strong Jacque Waller's Family

Be strong; it is ugly now but will get uglier as the criminal tries to shift the attention off himself and onto others. For honest people, it's hard to believe what a criminal will do to his so called loved ones.

KFVS) - Wednesday marks three weeks since Jacque Waller disappeared.

As her family searches for answers, Jacque's mother is now reacting to a message allegedly posted on her daughter's Facebook page by her estranged husband, Clay Waller.

The message said, "i miss you so much" and "i wish for your safe return."

Jacque's mother Ruby Dawson tells a St. Louis TV station the post angers her and she doesn't believe he's sincere.

Clay Waller could not be reached for comment.

Read the rest of the story on KFVS

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bake Sale for Jacque Waller's triplets

Good job keeping Jacque's name out there! Thank you for your community support of the missing.

Bake Sale today at Farmington Walmart; read about it on KSDK. Thanks KSDK!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Reward for Missing Mom

The family of Jacque Waller is doing a great job keeping her name out; thanks also to KFVS for helping. This is such a terrible thing to happen to a family yet many people do not know what a growing problem it has become in Missouri. The number of missing (especially women) keeps growing. Probably because criminals observe that others are getting away with this terrible crime.

One reward foundation that has been very helpful and supportive to us is

Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation

Garage Sale information for a reward fund and help with the Waller children discussed in the story on KFVS.

Thanks CUE Center and Scott Co. K9

It warms our hearths to see the loving support such as this extended to find the missing and give the family hope and/or answers. Thanks so much to Marshia Morton and Monica Caison and others who give so freely of their time and expertise to help. After all the bad that has happened it is so wonderful to see the good in humanity. Thanks to KFVS for informing viewers of the growing missing person problem (especially women) in Missouri.

From KFVS:

SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Scott County search and rescue unit wants families like Jacque Waller's family to know there's hope they will find their missing loved ones.

From recent cases, to cold cases, the team works with a national center called CUE which stands for Community United Effort.

Just this Sunday, the Scott County team returned from searching for a missing woman in Oklahoma and even searched for Shawn Hornbeck before he was found alive. They want families to know through the networking abilities of the CUE center there are local and national resources available that can bring them answers even when they think all hope is lost.

"We are just individuals with the right attitude who are working just for the family. We are trying to work with law enforcement to bring families closure," said Marshia Morton of the Scott County team.

Anywhere in the United States, the team can be called in.

"I just can't imagine anything worse than not knowing where your family member is," said Claire Stadt. "We can help eliminate a lot of possibilities with our dogs and our search teams and resources."

See the complete story at KFVS.

Click here for the CUE Center:

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Thank you Missouri Missing

June 17 set aside for our missing Loved ones! Thank you KSDK for informing your viewers of this growing problem in Missouri.

Read on KSDK

Friday, June 17, 2011

Missing and Unidentified Persons Day in Missouri

Thank you Missouri for remembering the ones that can't speak for themselves--our loved ones who are missing or as of yet unidentified. We shouldn't forget and shouldn't allow this list to continue to grow. These cases need to be solved soon.

Elizabeth Gill
Cherly Ann Scherer
Gina Dawn Brooks
Christina Pitts
Teresa Bulter
Mary Lee Grobe
Jacque Waller
Amanda Jones
Jasmine Haslag
and many more loved ones. . . .

Read the complete article on KFVS

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Help the Family of Cheryl Ann Scherer

SCOTT CITY, MO (KFVS) - Thirty-two years after her 19-year-old daughter disappeared, a Scott County mother says she's finally found hope she'll get the closure she's looking for.

Cheryl Ann Scherer's mother and sister now say watching families who've also searched for decades make progress now gives them the courage to put out a call to anyone who might know who took Cheryl Ann more than three decades ago.

complete story on KFVS

Please Help Find Teresa Butler

TOO Many Moms Missing in Missouri!

New Madrid Co. Sheriff says Waller case similar to cold case

NEW MADRID, MO (KFVS) - New Madrid County Sheriff, Terry Stevens says Jacque Waller's case immediately reminded him of Teresa Butler's story.

By all accounts a loving mother, gone without a trace.

For more than five years, Sheriff Stevens has helped the family search for Butler.

complete article on KFVS

Please Help Find Jacque Waller

New leads, missing details in Waller case
MO (KFVS) - Jackson's police chief says his department is now taking the lead in the Jacque Waller case.

James Humphreys says they're moving forward without any new information from the last person to see the missing mother of three.

"We're trying to fill in the blanks without his help, basically," Humphreys said late Monday morning, referring to Waller's estranged husband Clay.

Humphreys says police have not spoken to Clay Waller since June 7, the same day Waller set up an interview with Heartland News to, he said, share his side of the story. Waller did not show up for that interview.

rest of the story at KFVS

Family members say they would like to raise $20,000 for the reward.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Please Help Teresa Butler's Family

It is so sad, that likely people know what happened to Teresa and while they could bring comfort and closure to this loving family have remainded silent thus far.

RISCO, MO (KFVS) - Rumors or clues? To this day, tips continue to pour in regarding the disappearance of Teresa Butler.

Five years after she vanished, authorities say they continue to get calls claiming they know what happened to her. But police say they're still waiting on that one call or email that will bring her family closure.

"We've heard from about the most horrible thing you can imagine," said Butler's sister, Brenda Wilson. "We have other people tell us she's still out there."

Jan. 25 marked the five year anniversary. Her husband Dale came home from working the night shift to find their two sons home alone. Teresa was gone. Now Teresa's sister, Brenda Wilson says she believes people close to Risco know more than they let on.

"I think there's a lot of people that know what happened," said Wilson. "They just don't want to get involved.

From the home, electronics were missing, and there was a random call from Teresa's cell phone to a home in southeast Missouri with no connection to Teresa. Wilson says callers phone her from across the country.

"A lot of them have family that are connected to this area and they will hear something," said Wilson.

She says it's hard to tell fact from fiction. Stories range from where she could be buried, to where she could be living. Wilson say there's been so many rumors the stories can be overwhelming.

"There's just been so much it's hard to tell what's true. We've probably heard the truth. I honestly think we have," said Wilson.

"In one sense I'm thankful that five years later people are still talking about it," said New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens. .

More of Holly Brantley's report on KFVS

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Put the Corrupt Public Administrators Away!

We are so glad the investigators are finally trying to stop elder abuse via their own Public Administrators. Good Job! Put more criminals away--our elderly deserve our help.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Seven Years Ago In Butler County Missouri . . . . .

9-27-10 marked the 7 Year Anniversary of the disappearance of Mary Lee Grobe from her home in Poplar Bluff, MO. It marked the seven year anniversary of undeserved freedom for the one responsible for her disappearance. It marked seven years of lies for all those who helped conceal it. It also marks another year of undeserved public trust and office of Sharron Payne, Mary's Public Administrator who had the power in her hands to help Mary but chose to turn her back on her client and let be victimized.

Mary Lee Grobe was ripped from the people who loved her 7 years ago today. We have yet to see justice—we have yet to have resolution.

We hope the guilty one(s) stop for a moment today and reflect on what they have done. God already knows who was responsible on 9-27-03 but the rest of us need resolution. All need to come clean for any forgiveness. Soap won’t clean what you have done. Mary Lee Grobe’s blood cries out and you can’t wash it off until you tell the truth.

Our questions to you the one responsible include: What did she do to deserve this in your eyes? Who else deserved this in your eyes? Was it worth it? How can your family stand you? How can they protect you? Why would they want to? How can they restfully sleep at night? Doesn’t it occur to them that if you think you can make money off it; their life is at risk also? How can you stand yourself?

Why didn’t she (in your evil eyes) deserve a proper burial?
For all those duped . . . has your reasoning ability kicked in yet? Have you finally looked at the evidence around you? Hate people if you must for whatever trumped up reason that makes you feel good but use your brain—look at who benefited from her disappearance. Look who had opportunity. If it has dawned on you that you were duped; you are probably embarrassed right now but the embarrassment isn’t going to go away just because you continue to ignore it. The embarrassment will go away and forgiveness given once you speak up and bravely step forward.

There’s no more reward money, you missed that, but doing the right thing is priceless. Doing the right thing is what Mary Lee Grobe deserves! Do the right thing if not for yourself, your family, for Mary.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thank You Kelly Jolkowski for Your Tireless Efforts to Help the Victims and Their Families

U. S. Justice Department’s OVC Names Project Jason President Kelly Jolkowski 2010 Volunteer for Victims Honoree

Mother of missing son honored for helping other families cope
when their loved ones go missing

OMAHA, NE and WASHINGTON D.C. – April 16, 2010 – The U.S. Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) today named Kelly Jolkowski as the 2010 Volunteer for Victims Honoree. The announcement came at the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. The awards are part of the OVC’s National Crime Victims Rights Week, April 18-24. Jolkowski was one of eight people honored by the U.S. Justice Department for their work assisting victims of crime.

Jolkowski is President and Founder of Omaha, Neb.-based Project Jason, a nonprofit that assists families of missing adults and children. She became a volunteer for the cause of missing persons after her son, Jason, disappeared in 2001. Because Jason’s age placed him as an adult, she found it difficult to identify a source for advice or comfort. She determined no family should experience this loss without assistance, and founded Project Jason, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Ernie Allen, President and CEO of The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, said: “We congratulate Kelly Jolkowski, volunteer for families of the missing, for being among the honorees in this year’s National Crime Victims’ Service Awards. We thank the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office for Victims of Crime for recognizing such a worthy member of our community in such a significant and prominent manner. Furthermore, we applaud Kelly Jolkowski, whose outstanding work on behalf of the missing and their families resulted in this deserved honor today. We are proud of her, and fortunate to benefit from her knowledge, her talents, and her dedication.”

Colleen Nick, CEO of The Morgan Nick Foundation, said: “Our organization has been witness to Kelly's work for a number of years, and we have seen her powerful commitment in action as she guides the families of the missing through their darkest hours,” said Colleen Nick, CEO of The Morgan Nick Foundation, which provides a support network to parents and families of missing children. ”She provides hope and strength for these families and awareness for their missing loved ones. We are delighted that she has been singled out for this distinguished honor.”

“I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of all missing persons, the families who miss them, and in my son’s name,” said Jolkowski upon receiving the award. “The secondary victims, the families, deserve a voice, and to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect as they go through what is undoubtedly the most difficult time in their lives. This is what I do, and for this work to be honored can be a catalyst for the change of the mindset of the public as it pertains to the aid given to these suffering families.”

About the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs-the lifeline services that help victims to heal. The agency supports trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims. OVC also sponsors an annual event in April to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). OVC is one of seven components within the Office of Justice Programs,

About the OVC National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Each April since 1981, OVC has helped lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

OVC annually recognizes individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting victims and victim services. The award recipients, who are selected from public nominations in eight categories, are extraordinary individuals and programs that provide services to victims of crime. The honorees are announced just before National Crime Victims’ Rights Week commences and honored at the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards (

The 2010 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 16, 2010
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington, DC, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Eastern time.

About Project Jason

Project Jason, founded in 2003, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting families of missing persons . The organization offers tactical guidance, emotional support, and hope for families continuing their searches for answers.

The families working with Project Jason benefit from increased public awareness of their missing loved ones through a variety of outreach and educational activities. The families are also guided toward existing resources available to help with their efforts. Project Jason is based in Omaha, Nebraska.

For more information about Project Jason’s objectives, activities and services, go to

National Crime Victims' Rights Week April 18-24, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Still Missing Teresa Butler!

1-25-10 Marked the 4th year of Teresa Butler's disappearance. How sad that we live in a world where someone would harm such a dear lady who was loved by so many.

Read the article from the DAR newspaper.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Support the Shirley Stratton Family

There will be a fund raiser for the family of Shirley Stratton who has been missing since 12-24-09.

Read more on KFVS

May God comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Please Help pass the Silver Alert/Kristen's Act for the U.S.

There are many ways YOU can advocate for Missing Adults and their families.

1. Participate in the 2010 "March on Washington for Missing Adults" by calling, emailing and writing a letter of support for the Silver Alert/Kristen's Act. Information about this important piece of legislation can be found at:

Silver Alert & Kristen's Act

2. Become a state advocate.

3. Make a tax deductible gift to Let's Bring Them Home and the National Center for Missing Adults.

Visit NCMA for more details. You can change the gift amount found in the shopping cart to any amount. Every gift, large or small, makes a difference! All donations are used to support families with missing loved ones.

4. Host a Walk for the Missing in your community this spring.

For more information, please email

Good Job Illinois law makers! Seniors need and deserve our help!

Amber Alert system created for missing senior citizens

KSDK -- Starting January 1 there will be a new system in place to help find missing adults in Illinois. It's patterned after the Amber Alert system for missing children.

The so-called 'Silver Alert' system urges law enforcement officials to send out alerts right away when adults with Alzheimer's or other health issues wander off, drive away and go missing.

State and health care officials say the new law will save lives. . . . .

Read article on KSDK

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary Mary & Eugene! December 17th would have been their 60th anniversary.

They stayed together through thick and thin with only death separating them. Gene fell asleep in death in April 1993.

Call Butler County Sheriff Dept. at 573-785-8444 if you have any information.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Training to help find the missing!

Every 30 seconds someone in the U.S. disappears, an average of 850,000 persons per year. Approximately 105,000 of these cases remain unsolved. Almost half of these cases represent unidentified persons.

This national conference provides attendees with investigative and forensic tools as well as updates on cutting-edge technology. A focus is placed on holistic strategies to foster collaboration across geographic jurisdictions and the importance of communication among local, state and federal law enforcement and criminal justice practitioners. View the Conference Brochure and Draft Agenda (under the Quick Links section to the right) for more detailed information.

Featured Speakers
Included among the schedule of diverse and experienced speakers at this national conference are Ed Smart, an expert on child safety and father of recovered Elizabeth Smart; Jim Clemente, writer and consultant for Criminal Minds television series; James Lewis, New Haven, Connecticut Chief of Police; and Dr. P. Michael Murphy, Coroner for Clark County in Law Vegas, Nevada. View the Featured Speakers web page for more information on these exciting presenters.

Who Should Attend
• Law Enforcement: administrators, investigators, K-9 search and rescue officers, medical examiners, and coroners
• Service Occupations: state clearinghouse staff, victim and child welfare advocates, and social service professionals
• Community: coalition members, faith-based personnel, representatives from non-profit organizations, advocates who support aging/at-risk populations, and families of the missing
• Education: administrators, faculty, academic counselors, school resource/liaison officers, and campus security officers
For questions regarding the Responding to Missing and Unidentified Persons National Conference, contact Barbara Nelson (phone: 888-370-1752.)

Registration information for conference

Project Rest

Click the link before for a poster of Mary Lee Grobe, Teresa Lynn Butler, Christina Carol Burnett-Pitts, and Tony Eugene Woodworth. All still missing! Thanks to MSHP and MoDot for keeping their names and faces out to remind people they need to be found.


Friday, October 02, 2009

Former Southeast Missouri public administrator charged with stealing from those in her care

Former Southeast Missouri public administrator charged with stealing from those in her care

Friday, October 2, 2009 ~ Updated 11:44 AM
Standard Democrat

NEW MADRID - A former New Madrid County official is charged with three counts of stealing from those under her care.

Nancy C. Pardon, who served as the New Madrid County Public Administrator until resigning in August 2008, is accused of a Class B felony of stealing for the theft of at least $25,000 in cash and checks from one of those under her care. Also she is charged with two Class C felonies of stealing for the theft of at least $500 from two others who she was responsible for as the public administrator.

Special prosecuting attorney Douglas S. Pribble with the Missouri Attorney General's office filed the charges in New Madrid County on Sept. 25. Following her appearance Sept. 28 before Judge W. Keith Currie, Pardon was released on her own recognizance and scheduled to return to court on Oct. 7. Currie is an associate circuit judge from Pemiscot County who was appointed after Judge Charles Spitler recused himself from the case because he handles the probate docket in New Madrid County.

In the probable cause statement, Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Dennis A. Overbey stated Pardon was appointed guardian of the estate of Evelyn Barnes, who had two bank accounts. The Probate Court was not advised of the existence of an account containing $35,725.99, Overbey stated.

According to Overbey, within six months the account was drained of all but $81.38, at which time the final amount was withdrawn by Pardon and the account closed. "In six months Nancy Pardon spent $35,725.99 of Ms. Barnes' money on herself. Ms. Barnes did not receive any money from this account once Pardon took control," he stated.

The investigative officer noted several other incidents of Pardon allegedly writing checks to a range of businesses including Trees and Trends, J.C. Penney, Cracker Barrel and Sam's for clothing, jewelry, a 32-inch LCD television and other items. In his investigation, he stated, the nursing home's personnel were not aware of Ms. Barnes receiving any of the items.

Overbey found from January 2005 through April 2006, $7,050 in checks were allegedly written to Billie Sue Whitley and signed by Nancy Pardon for cash. After Whitley was moved into a nursing home, Pardon allegedly continued to write checks to Billie Sue Whitley and sign them for cash in the amount of $2,384.64, however the nursing home's records do not show Ms. Whitley receiving any of the money from the checks.

"It was also discovered that during 2006, after Ms. Whitley had been placed in a nursing home, her Social Security check continued to go into her bank account, but the money was never sent to the nursing home," Overbey stated. While this money totaled $2,013.20, eventually Pardon would provide the nursing home with $1,892, leaving $121.20 for which the investigator could not account.

In another incident Overbey noted Margie Weaver received a monthly pension of $301.20 from Caterpillar that went into a bank account, which Pardon did not report to the Probate Court. When the court brought the pension to Pardon's attention, he stated, she denied any knowledge of it but that same day closed the account.

"Several years of the pension (2005 through 2006 totaling $8,566.80) went unreported and cannot be accounted for," Overbey stated.

Nor could Overbey account for all the $5,000 Pardon received from the sale of Ms. Weaver's house. "The only legitimate expenditure appears to be a preneed burial policy for $2,000..." he stated, adding Ms. Weaver stated she had not received any money from Pardon nor do the nursing home records show any more than $70 deposited in her account.

The Attorney General's office is handling the case on the request of the New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney's office.

The counts filed are charges. A person's innocence or guilt is determined by a court of law.

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Does Sharron Payne, Butler County public administrator, know what really happen to Mary Lee Grobe ?

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Suspect in Doisy killing from 1976 is arrested

Suspect in Doisy killing from 1976 is arrested

By Virginia Young

For 33 years, police in Columbia, Mo., have searched for Rebecca Doisy's killer.

Doisy, a Kirkwood High School graduate, disappeared in Columbia in 1976. The trail of evidence eventually led police to Johnny Wright, who had pestered Doisy at the restaurant where she worked as a waitress.

But by the time Wright was charged with the murder years later, he could not be found. Neither was Doisy's body, despite extraordinary efforts that included exhuming a "Jane Doe" in Jefferson County, consulting a psychic and letting a "cold case" class of forensic science college students investigate the crime.

"There were a lot of dead ends," said Chris Egbert, the Columbia police detective who pursued leads until he retired in 1993.

That all changed Monday, when Columbia police received a call from officers in Lawrenceville, Ga. They had nabbed Wright, 65, after he went to the police department and filled out paperwork for a routine background check needed as part of a job application......

Sunday, September 27, 2009

6 Years and Still Waiting for the Truth!

Today is the six year anniversary of Mary Lee Grobe's disappearance. It has been six long years without answers. We are still waiting for the person(s) responsible to develop the courage and integrity to step up and take responsibility for his actions so the family can heal.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

America's Most Wanted to Feature Southeast Missouri Cold Case

NEW MADRID-- America will be asked once again for its help in solving a Southeast Missouri cold case.

The television show "America's Most Wanted" will air a segment on an old homicide in Greenville, S.C., and its link to the March 28, 1998, murders of Sherri Ann Scherer and her 12-year-old daughter, Megan Elizabeth. The two were found dead at their rural home near Portageville, Mo.

The television show will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Saturday on Fox.

Read the article from DAR Newspaper

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Missing Mom of 10 (Geneva Adams) . . . .

may have been found. Hopefully this case will be solved and her family can have some peace. It is a shame, law enforcment, didn't take the case seriously.

Read the article on Kfvs

Saturday, August 22, 2009

National Missing Persons Organizations merge to offer state-of-the-art safety education for all ages, and critical resources to families with missing

Bentonville, AR. – Let’s Bring Them Home (LBTH), a Bentonville, Arkansas non-profit offering safety education to children and families, as well as resources to families with missing loved ones, today announced a merger with the National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA), a nonprofit organization that acts as the national clearinghouse for missing adults, as well as provides services and coordination between various government agencies, law enforcement, media and most importantly, families of missing adults.

LBTH, established in 2005, specializes in safety education, while NCMA, a sixteen-year-old nonprofit, has been the primary service provider to law enforcement and the families of missing adults throughout the country and maintains a repository of information regarding disappearances of individuals who have been determined by law enforcement to be “at risk” due to diminished mental capacity, such as Alzheimer’s disease, those with physical disabilities, individuals whose disappearance is suspicious, and/or when foul play is suspected.

In addition, NCMA provides specialized training to law enforcement throughout the United States and has been acknowledged by the United States Department of Justice for resolving 99.8% of all missing adult reports during Hurricane Katrina.
According to NCMA founder, Kym Pasqualini, who headed up NCMA, the merger will provide families across the nation with quality safety education and services to families for missing adults.
“At a time when nonprofits throughout the country are struggling in a weakened economy it is important for nonprofit organizations to explore how to better diversify resources. LBTH and NCMA are a perfect match with services that complement each other,” explains Pasqualini.

"This merger will enable us to continue to fulfill our mission and broaden services."
The merger, effective immediately, will allow NCMA financial stability for the first time since 2006 when the organization experienced significant funding cuts from the government. Corporate headquarters as well as a safety education center for the newly merged organization will open in Northwest Arkansas, while the office of case management will remain in Phoenix, Arizona. Employees at both former organizations will be retained.

Amy Smith, Executive Director of Let's Bring Them Home, believes this merger will make a huge impact on safety education and on services for missing adults. "The merge of our organizations was a natural fit - like two pieces of a puzzle that fit together perfectly - all for the benefit of children and families throughout the United States."

As the newly merged organization now entitled Let’s Bring Them Home & The National Center for Missing Adults transitions, the families of missing adults can expect services to re-launch in full force beginning October 10, 2009. Over the coming months, Let’s Bring Them Home & the National Center for Missing Adults will launch expanded programming, training, and services to families across the United States.

"This organizational merger," explains Smith, "will enable us to fulfill the simple but important motto that we strive to live out daily: our passion is prevention, but our heart is with the missing."

For more information on the newly merged organization, contact Amy Smith at 479-871-1059 or via email or Kym Pasqualini at 602-769-4597 or via email at

For more information on the LBTH/NCMA merger visit: or

A flower for Mary

After Four Years Amanda Jones is still Missing

How sad this case has been allowed to go unresolved.

KSDK article

Our hearts go to Amanda's family and friends.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Project Jason Retreat for Families of the Missing

Much Thanks to Kelly and Project Jason for this wonderful opportunity for the families of the missing.

Watch Video

As you can see by watching the faces in this video, (link above) the 2009 retreat was a success. Now we need the public's help to provide this service to more families.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Missing Man, Robert Peters

Thanks for all the efforts to find this man; prayers to the family.

Search starts 5th day for PB businessman

By DONNA FARLEY Staff Writer

The search for a missing Poplar Bluff businessman has entered its fifth day. Law enforcement plans to extend rescue efforts to Bollinger county today.

Robert Peters, 43, owner of Miracle Ear, was last seen at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at Hidden Valley Campground by the Castor River in northeastern Wayne County near the Bollinger County line. Peters was wearing khaki shorts, a light blue T-shirt and glasses and carrying a flashlight.

Family members believe Peters, who is insulin dependent, became confused because of low sugar levels and wandered away.

“We have to find him quickly,” his wife, Vicki Peters, said this morning. “He needs insulin to stay alive.”

Read the complete article on the DAR

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Project REST for Missouri

Our thanks go to Missouri State Highway Patrol and MoDot for Project Rest (missing person posters in Rest Stops in Missouri). Thanks for doing more to help the missing in Missouri.

Mary Lee Grobe
Teresa Lynn Butler
Christina Carol Burnett-Pitts
Tony Eugene Woodworth

Features on poster link below:


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Son finds comfort in charges for 1992 killing of his mother in Pike County

(P-D)By Joel Currier

Sixteen years after his mother's mysterious disappearance, Matt Higginbotham decided it was finally time to burn some of the things she left behind.

Higginbotham's roaring backyard bonfire last June swallowed up his mother's old radio and several meticulously detailed day planners he had stored for years, hoping she would come home.

"I remember saying, 'Mom, I'm sorry,'" said Higginbotham, 41, of Dardenne Prairie. "We were never going to find anything."

Four months later, his mother's skeleton, her heart-shaped pendant and her .38-caliber revolver were found in an abandoned septic tank on a farm in Pike County.

Betty Ann Howery of St. Charles was 44 when she vanished on Feb. 20, 1992. That night, police say, she had accompanied her husband to their farm about six miles north of Elsberry, near the Mississippi River.

Higginbotham reported her missing, telling police she never would have left without an explanation.

"It just didn't make sense," Higginbotham said. "None of it added up."

Higginbotham's suspicion rang true earlier this month when Howery's ex-husband, Douglas J. Howery Sr., 57, of Springfield, Mo., was charged with her murder.

the rest of the St. Louis Post articles:

Our Comments:
So glad this man finally got answers to his Mother's disappearance. What was wrong with the new step Mom? Why would she blindly accept that the old wife disappeared and not ask any questions?

From ElderAbuseHelp.Org

Saturday, May 30, 2009
EOD Reports : Exploitation is Daily Fare for Elders hears on an almost daily basis of new Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) cases in which probate venues and/or probate instruments (wills, trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney) are used to loot assets of the dead and disabled/incapacitated. That is significant for a small, relatively obscure web site like EoD.

We recently added a new entry called New Jersey Corruption to the EoD Links and Sources page. This horrific story is detailed by a member of the Blasco family who says “My Father, a Vietnam Vet with a purple heart, is having his estate stolen by New Jersey’s Government Courts.”

These accounts, albeit familiar, are individually tragic and heartbreaking when taking into account the numerous lives harmed in each action. We posted another similar case out of Ohio earlier this week. Many other inquiries and pleas we receive are not published due to their sensitive nature or pending legal action.

What is most sad is while cries for help are desperately increasing, many people don’t understand the IRA issue, even more don’t bother listening and only a few care. IRA targets - those alive or with any ability to speak - regularly lament how they never dreamed such acts of looting could so overtake their lives. And routinely, these are people who completed their “proper estate planning” yet through opportunistic maneuvering by wannabe heirs and/or dishonest legal professionals, their wishes are ignored or subverted.

Another common thread is that targets or other parties at the forefront of dealing with these actions will tell of contacting all seemingly logical authorities, going through the appropriate processes and channels, doing everything that appears as a reasonable course to avoid an ugly dispute or prolonged, extensive legal battle. Despite these efforts, dead ends or directions to civil court are all that are found.


at 5/30/2009 11:22:00 PM

Labels: Guardianship/Conservatorship Issues, Scams, Wills

Monday, April 27, 2009

Missouri Probate Code 475.120

Missouri Probate code 475.120

Public Administrator's Office, Powers and Duties of a Guardian

Probate code 475.120 - The general powers and duties of a guardian of an incapacitated person shall be to take charge of the person of the Ward and to provide for the ward's care, treatment, habilitation, education, support, and maintenance; and the powers and duties shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

1. Assure that the Ward resides in the best and least restrictive setting reasonably available.
2. Assure that the Ward receives medical care and other services that are needed.
3. Promote and protect the care, comfort, safety, health, and welfare of the Ward.
4. Provide required consents on behalf of the Ward.
5. To exercise all powers and discharge all duties necessary or proper to implement the provisions of this section.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lets not forget all the other Missing Persons who have not been found yet!

Vickie Sue Lour, 6-4-06, from Piedmont, Missouri

Teresa Butler, 1-25-06, from Risco, Missouri

Amanda Jones, 8-14-05, from Pevely, Missouri

Bianca Piper , 03/10/2005, from Foley, Missouri,

Christine Burnett Pitts, 12/23/1998, from Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Dana Jane Bruce, 10/04/2008, from Sedalia Missouri

Missouri State Highway Patrol Missing Persons Unit.

Missouri Missing Persons

The Missing Persons Unit provides a toll-free hotline for parents, law enforcement agencies or others to provide information about missing and unidentified persons. (800) 877-3452.

Our prayers go out to all the families of missing persons.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

DAR Newspaper April 17, 2009

Publication:Daily American Republic; Date:Apr 17, 2009; Section:Front Page; Page Number:1A

Officials believe remains are Grobe’s


Clothing and personal items found with the human remains in an area east of Poplar Bluff have led authorities to believe with “great certainty” they belong to an elderly woman who has been missing for more than five years.

“At approximately 2:30 (p.m.) Wednesday, we were alerted by a citizen who had been riding an (all-terrain vehicle) that he had found possible human remains in a heavily wooded, brushy area in the 1700 block of B Highway,” Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs explained.

On Thursday, local and federal authorities excavated the site and found “certain personal items, as well as clothing, to indicate to us, with great certainty, this was Mary (Lee) Grobe’s remains ” Dobbs said. ,

Butler County Coroner Jim Akers agreed. Female clothing found with the remains, as well as personal items belonging to Grobe, make it “highly likely this is her, but we will not make a positive identification until the DNA” testing is completed.

Akers said the remains are being sent to the FBI’s “state-of-the art, premier” laboratory at Quantico, Va., for DNA analysis.

“The family has already submitted DNA for comparison,” Akers said. “In speaking with the forensic anthropologist, we were advised bone could be used to get midacondria DNA.”

Midacondria DNA reportedly is DNA that is not easily found as compared to DNA that can be easily found skin cells tissue and blood

Akers , said it will . take several months to get DNA results back from the FBI’s lab.

“At this time, it is still undetermined (what) the manner and cause” of death are, Akers said. “We’re waiting on the results of this to move forward.”

Dobbs said officers hope FBI officials will be able to determine a cause of death and whether there was any trauma to the body, “anything an autopsy would tell us.”

The vast majority of the remains were recovered, Dobbs said.

With the condition of the remains and items located, it is “consistent with multiple years of degradation,” Akers said.

Grobe, 74, was last seen at about 6 p.m. Sept. 27, 2003, at her residence at 1557 Highway B by her granddaughter, Amy Bridgewater.

Two days later, concerned family members entered Grobe’s residence and found her and her dog, “BB,” missing. Her purse and medication were still inside; however, an overnight bag and some winter clothing also were missing.

Since her disappearance, Grobe’s dog returned home in good condition a few days later and authorities have conducted extensive searches and followed up on numerous leads with no success.

The remains, Dobbs said, were found on another individual’s property, where the ATV operator was “apparently blazing new trails.”

The terrain, according to Dobbs, wasn’t even fit for walking.

“Our office was contacted shortly after (the remains were found),” Dobbs said. “Myself and Investigator Charles Phelps went to the location where (the citizen) had thought he found the remains.”

Dobbs said he and Phelps did a “quick grid search of the immediate area.

“That search resulted in the finding of just a few bones under the leaves and vegetation,” Dobbs said. “There was nothing readily apparent.

“I feel confident if we wouldn’t have been taken to that area and had it pinpointed to us, it would have been highly unlikely for us to find.”

At that point, Dobbs said, the scene was secured and assistance was requested from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and its local Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Poplar Bluff Police Department

“Upon their arrival, we did another small grid search and flagged several items we believed to be human remains,” Dobbs said.

The scene again was secured and assistance was requested from the FBI and it’s evidence response team, Dobbs said.

“(The site) was secured overnight, and we began excavation of the scene on Thursday morning,” Dobbs said.

Agents from the FBI’s Cape Girardeau office and its eight-man response team from St. Louis joined local and state investigators in the search Thursday

“The first task was to get all the vegetation pulled back and out of the way,” Dobbs said. A lot of limbs had fallen in the area “where we needed to be,” he said. “I don’t know how long the brush had been there,” but he suspected a lot of it had fallen during the ice storm.

After slowly and carefully removing the brush, officers flagged all relevant artifacts and remains before beginning the excavation, said Dobbs, who described the change to the area as going from looking like a jungle to farmland

The site was “about a circumference of 25 yards,” Dobbs said. “Most of the remains were contained in one, smaller area of about 8 feet in radius.”

Dobbs said there were obvious signs that animals had been scavenging in the area where the remains were found and had been digging in numerous places.

Dobbs said it is possible this discovery would not have been made had animals not been forging and moving the remains.

Officers, Dobbs said, conducted a grid search a “few inches at a time. It was plotted to where it can be recreated with computer-aided software.”

Dobbs said the site was about “50 yards to the east of the (out-of-use sewage) lagoon that was drained” in May 2005.

“Relative walking distance is approximately 400 feet from (Grobe’s) house” to the scene, Dobbs said.

While authorities completed excavating the property Thursday, Dobbs said, he and Akers are not done completely with the scene.

“We’re done with the search for remains out there, (but) there are some questions we want to get answered at the scene,” Dobbs said.

At this point, “our work as far as determining what happened and how it happened has just began,” Dobbs explained. “There are still a lot of questions we have to get answered.”

The remains, according to Dobbs, were at least “partially submerged in the soil; however it is a very low-lying area that is prone to flooding. One of the things we need to get answered is what impact last year’s record flooding had on the scene.”

Dobbs believes the area where the remains were found may have been searched before.

“I do not know if (officers) walked over the specific area, but (they have) been in that general area,” Dobbs said.

Dobbs said he can’t necessarily account for what reason or circumstances kept the body from previously being found .

The remains, Dobbs said, weren’t found on Grobe’s property, but on the second property, east of her home, “which might account for why (officers) didn’t find her.”

“It was one of the investigations I inherited when I took over as sheriff, and I did not take part in the grid search when she initially was reported missing,” Dobbs said. “Therefore, I can’t and don’t feel comfortable speculating on why or why not she wasn’t found at that time.

“I can only say that the investigation from its onset was not done the way we would do things under our present administration.”

Pictures and complete DAR News Article

KFVS TV 12 News cast

KFVS TV 12 News cast on You Tube

Human remains found near Poplar Bluff may be those of woman missing 5 years-Mary Lee Grobe

See it on:

You Tube

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Elder Abuse

What is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse of individuals in the community takes many forms, and in most cases victims are subjected to more than one type of mistreatment. In Missouri, over 50% of elder abuse reports allege physical neglect (to include self neglect); 10% allege financial exploitation; 8% allege physical abuse; and over 9% allege emotional abuse.

Abuse – the infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional injury or harm including financial exploitation by any person, firm, or corporation.
Neglect – the failure to provide services to an eligible adult by any person, firm or corporation with a legal or contractual duty to do so, when such failure presents either an imminent danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the client or a substantial probability that death or serious physical harm would result.
Eligible Adult – a person sixty years of age or old who is unable to protect his or her own interests or adequately perform or obtain services which are necessary to meet his or her essential human needs or an adult with a disability, as defined in section 660.053, between the ages of eighteen or fifty-nine who is unable to protect his or her own interests or adequately perform or obtain services which are necessary to meet his or her essential human needs.
Disability – a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, whether the impairment is congenital or acquired by accident, injury or disease, where such impairment is verified by medical findings.
Financial Exploitation - A person commits the crime of financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled person if such person knowingly and by deception, intimidation, or force obtains control over the elderly or disabled person's property with the intent to permanently deprive the elderly or disabled person of the use, benefit or possession of his or her property thereby benefiting such person or detrimentally affecting the elderly or disabled person.

The neglect

is most often attributable to the circumstances or environment of the victim – often circumstances beyond their control;
often includes significant limitations in major life activities such as walking, bathing, cleaning, preparing meals, or shopping.

The abuser

is most often a family member – adult child, spouse, grandchild, and other relative; (25% of reports with someone named as a possible perpetrator)
may be experiencing difficulties or problems due to the stress associated with caregiving; and
may be frustrated or isolated.
Interventions must take into account, wherever possible, most seniors’ desire not to sever family ties.

The victim

is most often a female (64%)
white (79%)
living alone (43%)
with spouse or relative (42%)
may suffer from some form of dementia or physical impairment, often suffering from multiple limitations which make him/her dependent on others for care;
tends to be isolated;
may suffer from more than one type of abuse or neglect;
may be reluctant to admit his/her loved one is an abuser; and
may be fearful of reporting abuse, thinking it could lead to further harm, nursing home placement or total abandonment.
These characteristics make intervening more complicated and cases more difficult.

Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Division of Senior and Disability Services
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Telephone: 573-751-4842

Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline 800-392-0210
TDD 800-669-8819 or through Relay Missouri 800-676-3777


Mary Lee Grobe Remains Found

Human remains found in woods

Family looking for answers in elderly woman's 2003 death By Corinne Lestch ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Skeletal remains preliminarily identified as missing woman

Remains Discovered of Woman Missing More Than Five Years
By Chris Regnier

Suspected human remains found
Local and federal authorities will begin searching an area east of Poplar Bluff today after suspected human remains were found near the home of an elderly woman who has been missing for more than five years.
“We’ve located what is possibly human remains within close proximity of Mary Grobe’s residence,” explained Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs.
Mary Lee Grobe, 74, was last seen at about 6 p.m. Sept. 27, 2003, at her residence at 1557 Highway B by her granddaughter, Amy Bridgewater.
Two days later, concerned family members entered Grobe’s residence and found her and her dog, “BB,” missing. Her purse and medication were still inside; however, an overnight bag and some winter clothing also were missing.
Since her disappearance, Grobe’s dog returned home in good condition a few days later and authorities have conducted extensive searches and followed up numerous leads with no success.
The possible remains, Dobbs said, were found at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on private property.
Dobbs said he has requested the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and it’s local Division of Drug and Crime Control, the Poplar Bluff Police Department and the FBI’s evidence response team to help in the search.
“We’re waiting for the experts in the field of human remains to show up; that’s why we’ve asked the FBI to assist us,” explained Dobbs.
At this time, Dobbs said, he does not know how long the search is going to take.
“Today basically is going to be a methodical approach with regard to processing the scene,” said Dobbs, who doesn’t know the size of the area to be searched at this time.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Skeletal remains preliminarily identified as missing woman

April 17, 2009 11:18 AM

Skeletal remains preliminarily identified as missing woman

BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Butler County sheriff has preliminarily identified skeletal remains found earlier this week as that of Mary Lee Grobe.


BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - According to the Butler County Sheriff, skeletal remains have been found just east of Poplar Bluff on some wooded, private property.

The sheriff has not released whether the remains are male or female.

The property next to where the remains were found is where 74-year-old Mary Lee Grobe disappeared in September 2003. However, authorities have not released the identity of the remains.

The Butler County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Highway Patrol, Poplar Bluff Police Department, and the FBI are investigating.

Our CJ Cassidy is in Butler County. Look for updates throughout the day on Heartland News and

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Skeletal remains found in Butler County

Skeletal remains found in Butler County
April 16, 2009 11:43 AM CDT
April 16, 2009 11:47 AM CDT
KFVS TV12 Cape Girardeau Missouri

BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - According to the Butler County Sheriff, skeletal remains have been found in the county just east of Poplar Bluff.

The Butler County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Highway Patrol, Poplar Bluff Police Department, and the FBI are investigating.

Our CJ Cassidy is in Butler County. Look for updates throughout the day on Heartland News and

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Where is Mary Grobe?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Please help us speak up for the missing! Change is needed in the U.S.

Missing persons voices have been silenced and sadly forgotten in the U.S. Help us speak up for them and change the way the cases are handled. Please vote so we can get more national attention for the missing.

Go to (or click on link in the title of this post)and vote on establishing a protocol for missing persons cases which utilized current technology.

You may think it will never affect you but every 30 seconds another person in the U.S. disappears!

Make changes now so their case will be investigated and your loved one will have a chance to survive and/or you will have a chance to find answers.

Keep in mind also, solving more cases may prevent additional cases or at least slow this horrible increase.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Five Years of Undeserved Freedom has ended!

Bitter Sweet News for the family of Angie Yarnell. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time. Husband charged in wife's 2003 death


Saturday, December 6, 2008 | 6:12 p.m. CST
BY The Associated Press
VERSAILLES — A Morgan County man has been charged with killing his wife, who has been missing since 2003.

Michael Shane Yarnell, 39, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder, two counts of voluntary manslaughter and one count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michelle "Angie" Yarnell, who was 28 when she disappeared around Oct. 26, 2003.
Police, who had been looking for Michael Yarnell since 2005, arrested him Nov. 5 in Biloxi, Miss.

Morgan County Sheriff James Petty said Yarnell told police his wife died after the couple fought and he pushed her off a 10-foot-high deck at their Ivy Bend home. He then dumped her body on an island, Petty said Friday.

Sheriff's officers told Angie Yarnell's mother, Marianne Asher-Chapman, about the charges Thursday night, Petty said.

Asher-Chapman, who had pushed investigators to continue looking for her daughter for five years, told the Sedalia Democrat she didn't know how to react to the news.

"I don't know yet," she said. "I'm just kind of numb."

Yarnell told police he took his wife's body by boat to an uninhabited island off the Osage River near Ivy Bend, where he left her remains, Petty said. Yarnell led investigators to the island about four miles from the Yarnells' former home and a search was under way for the remains.

Morgan County Prosecutor Marvin Opie said Yarnell faces four different charges to allow an eventual jury to find him guilty on a lesser charge if sufficient evidence isn't available to convict him on the murder charge. If convicted of murder, Yarnell could face life in prison.

He also faces charges for forgery and tampering with evidence , which were filed in November when Asher-Chapman reported that she had received a post card that purported to be sent from her daughter on Nov. 7, 2003.

Michael Yarnell told police he sent Asher-Chapman the post card, Petty said, in the hope that it would stop the investigation and lead investigators to think Angie Yarnell was alive and headed to Texas.

Investigators found items that Angie Yarnell would have taken with her while searching the home of Michael Yarnell's former stepfather, Petty said.

That made it clear to investigators that Michael Yarnell's previous story about his wife's disappearance "didn't match up," Petty said. When Michael Yarnell was confronted with the new evidence, he confessed to killing his wife, the sheriff said.

The Columbia Missourian


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Sunday, September 28, 2008

5 Years of Undeserved Freedom!

9-27-08 marked the 5 Year Anniversary of the disappearance of Mary Lee Grobe from her home in Poplar Bluff, MO. It marked the 5th anniversary of undeserved freedom for the one responsible for her disappearance and all those who helped conceal it. It also marks the 5th year of undeserved public trust and office of Sharron Payne, Mary's Public Administrator.

The picture included is that of Mary and her husband, Eugene. Mary made it very clear where she wanted her final resting place to be. . . beside her husband. Yet, those who don't respect life can't respect final wishes either.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

First Annual Fundraiser BBQ & Silent Auction for Missouri Missing in Jefferson City, MO

Important Fund Raiser for Missouri Missing in Jefferson City, MO

First Annual Fundraiser BBQ & Silent Auction

proudly supported by:
Cole County Fire Protection District, Cole County Sheriff’s Office, the JCPD and JCFD

Where: Memorial Park, 111 Memorial Park Drive, Jefferson City, MO

When: Friday, September 19, 2008 • 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Silent Auction until 6 p.m.

How Much: Adults $10, Children 5-12 $5; Children under 5 FREE

Carryouts available

P.O. Box 1688
Jefferson City, MO 65102

MOCHIP is a comprehensive child identification & protection program designed to provide families a proactive means of preparation should their child or teen become missing. This program is provided FREE OF CHARGE How does it work? The program consists of five major components: Digital Photographs, Digital Fingerprints, Child Information and Emergency contacts, Dental bite impression, Two (2) laminated ID cards -- combined, provide a powerful identification and recovery tool. The child’s digital photographs & fingerprints, and their vital information are given to the parent or guardian on a mini-CD computer disk. The information on the disk is "AMBER ALERT" compatible.

See you there!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

We are thinking of Mary . . .

We are thinking of Mary Lee Grobe fondly today as always but our hearts are heavy because of the lack of justice in her case. Butler County, Missouri: where is Mary Lee Grobe and why hasn't this case been solved? Sharron Payne, step down and aside and allow this case to be solved! Allow the truth to come out!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Missouri Nurse Aid Charged with Elder Abuse

Mo. nurse aid charged with elder abuse

JOPLIN, Mo. -- A former employee at a Carthage nursing home is charged with hitting a wheelchair-bound resident in the groin and forcing water into the man's nose until he turned purple.

Nurse assistant Dennis Rowe faces felony elder abuse charges. Missouri health officials said the attack took place in April 2007 at the Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center. Rowe is scheduled for a Sept. 11 preliminary hearing in Jasper County.

A probable-cause affidavit said another male employee of the center asked Rowe how he controlled the resident while caring for him. The document said Rowe agreed to demonstrate, then began to assault the man and force water into his nasal passage.

A probable cause statement said the flow caused the man to choke and "turn purple." It said Rowe continued the assault until the other employee stopped him.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Answers to Questions from readers

Answers to Questions from readers (Based on our heart-felt belief):

Why are you trying to put all the blame on the sheriff at the time and on Sharon Payne? Why is the family trying to put it all on our system and those who work in the system?

The sheriff at the time Mary disappeared along with his buddies, Jerry Armes and Sharron Payne contributed to the blundering of this case. If Sharron had done her job to protect Mary Lee Grobe there wouldn’t have been a case to begin with. If Bill Heaton and Jerry Armes had investigated they may have figured out what happened. Why did they allow Sharron Payne to act like an investigator? She is as dumb as dirt and a control freak. She had her own agenda which she used to convince Heaton and Armes of their next act. If Bill Heaton, Jerry Armes, and Sharron Payne hadn’t leaked information back to the criminals there may have been resolution. If Bill Heaton and Jerry Armes had allowed more intelligent, professional investigators in on the case it would have helped but instead they tried to solve it themselves.

So why do we blame the Sheriff (Bill Heaton) and Sharron Payne . . . because they are to blame.

Why isn't the family taking responsibility for Mary's disappearance?

They didn’t have to because Sharron covered for them; the sheriff (at the time) fell for it and looked the other way. Sharron blocked attempts to look for Mary Lee Grobe. She hasn’t taken a polygraph and she refuses to allow searches. She tried to block other efforts. Why doesn’t Sharron want her client found? She doesn’t want to be exposed for the hypocrite that she is and she doesn’t want her buddies to get in trouble. Yet she says she “loves” her clients. This is another one of her lies. She loves to control and ruin lives.

I just think it is a shame you talk down about Sharon Payne when the family should have been more responsible and been looking after Mary, with surviving family she should not have had to been made a ward of the court.

Keep in mind, Mary Lee Grobe, had seven children, four step children, many grandchildren and even great grandchildren. Mary had many family members that loved her and wanted to take care of her but Sharron wasn’t friends with them. Sharron was friends with the ones that wanted to do Mary Lee Grobe harm. Sharron was on a power trip and sided with the criminals. Sharron along with the criminals blocked phone calls and visits from the ones that loved Mary Lee Grobe. She ignored concerns regarding Mary Lee’s safety. The very reason Mary had a guardian was to protect her and her assets but Sharron either willingly because of her own evil intentions or by deceit was a puppet to the criminals. Sharron failed to act in Mary Lee Grobe’s best interest.

We have heard many similar stories of Sharron’s power trips that caused her clients to suffer. We can’t speak for her other clients but Mary Lee Grobe would be here today if Sharron had done her job. Figuratively, Mary Lee Grobe’s blood is on Sharron’s hands and God will judge her along with the low life’s that are responsible for the crimes against Mary Lee Grobe’s.


You Scratch my Back . . . . .

Why are the Poplar Bluff and Texas Grobes suddenly sounding off? They have done nothing for years to find Mary Lee Grobe but now they have been reawakened, why?

Why is there such mutual support between Sharron K. Payne and the Poplar Bluff, Mo and Texas Grobes? What is their objective? So far they have worked together to keep the Mary Lee Grobe case from being solved. Obviously, they feel threatened if their buddy (Sharron K. Payne) loses her position of power (Mary Lee Grobe’s Public Administrator). The position that created the environment that allowed Mary Lee Grobe to be victimized and the position that hindered the investigation. So far the system has failed the victims but has worked for the criminals. If the Poplar Bluff, Mo and Texas Grobes can keep Sharron in office, they can keep this vile but reciprocal arrangement. Each benefit greatly.

We on the other hand, want the case solved. We would of course love to have Mary Lee Grobe returned to us safely but based on the evidence we want to be realalistic. At the very, very least Mary Lee Grobe deserved to be granted her final wish to be laid to rest beside her husband. Where is Mary Lee Grobe?

Friday, August 01, 2008

Sharron K Payne

reprinted from 11/04/2007

Who is the real Sharron K Payne?

Some of Mary Grobe's family has taken polygraph & Voice Stress tests(CVSA), has Sharron Payne? What is she hiding? Who is she protecting and Why?

Which of Mary Grobe's Poplar Bluff sons refused to take the Voice Stress Test( CVSA)?

Which of Mary Grobe's son's in Poplar Bluff did NOT PASS the tests asked by law enforcement (2 polygraphs, and voice stress test CVSA)? There lies the answers to finding Mary Lee Grobe!

Which of Mary Grobe's Poplar Bluff sons was seen often in the Butler County Court house in Sharon Payne's office collecting Mary Grobe's Cash Allowance. Where did that money really go Sharron?

Who called the DNR to try to stop the draining of the sewage lagoon near Mary Grobe's old house?... Was it Sharron Payne?

Who called the Carole Sund Reward Fund to try to have the reward fund stopped?
Was it Sharron Payne ?
Was it a granddaughter in Poplar Bluff?
Was it a daughter in law in TX?

Probate code 475.120
1. Assure that the Ward resides in the best and least restrictive setting reasonably available.
2. Assure that the Ward receives medical care and other services that are needed.
Why did Sharron Payne fail to get new eye glasses and hearing aids that were needed and requested
3. Promote and protect the care, comfort, safety, health, and welfare of the Ward.
Is this why Sharron Payne does not want Mary's body found?
4. Provide required consents on behalf of the Ward.
5. To exercise all powers and discharge all duties necessary or proper to implement the provisions of this section.

When told repeatedly, Mary Lee Grobe’s life was in jeopardy; Sharron Payne did nothing to help her poor innocent client. Instead of moving her to a safe environment, Sharron issued Mary a Medic Alert button. This is a tool that is helpful if an elderly person falls and/or knows there is a danger and they can call for help. Mary Lee Grobe was legally declared incompetent and didn’t know when to push the button or what happened when she pushed the button. When a trained medical professional asked Mary what she would do if her house was on fire, Mary responded, I would call the district supervisor.” Clearly, Mary didn’t know to call fire department. Mary didn’t know whom to trust, and sometimes she didn’t recognize people from one time to the next. Mary needed help and protection—not a button.

Again we ask Sharron Payne where is her client, MARY LEE GROBE ?

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