Monday, December 30, 2013

Please help!

I have a very promising conversation with our detective today. I am happy to know that there are people who care so much and who are determined to solve Michaela's case.

One thing, though, I understand that there are a number of people he has tried to talk to who have not wanted to give him information. I just want to ask you, beg you, to please talk to him if you know anything. The fact of the matter is that deep inside, my feeling is that Michaela is not alive. But until I know that for sure, I cannot, cannot, cannot stop pounding my head against the wall trying to find her, because if she is alive she needs me to try to find her.  I have to spend my days wondering and worrying that she might be suffering right this minute, worrying about what she may have had to endure for the last 25 years.

If she is alive, please help to end her suffering and mine by telling us where she is. If she is not alive, please tell us what you know. I am not out for revenge. I am looking for resolution, for peace for Michaela, for myself, for Michaela's entire family and for all those people who have taken her into their hearts.

Please.

You can contact our detective, Rob Lampkin, by email at Robert.Lampkin@hayward-ca.gov, or you can call him at 1-800-222-3999.


47 comments:

  1. What can we do? How can I help you?

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  2. I apologize that I am only able to comment as "anonymous". My name is Kelli. I have sent you a message on Facebook, I hope you get it. Would you be interested in petitioning Nancy Grace (and other shows) to do a story about Michaela? You mentioned that you believe she may be in the United Arab Emerites, would you be opposed to trying to get her fliers posted over there? Or is there anything that you want help doing? Anything that you wish someone would do? I'm not a detective, I'm not someone with connections or information. I'm just a person that is willing to help.

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  3. Due to the far-reaching nature of this crime* safety in remaining anonymous* in assisting is vital.
    What guarantee of full confidentiality is offered ?—Many know when they call PD that a person’s phone number is ID’d —Resistance may be due to this.
    Is there an established full anonymity program like “silent observer” or “crime-stopper” number/or website connected with Michaela’s case ?

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    1. Well, people have called the police and given information, and it was not enough and the police have been unable to get hold of them. I think they called from a pay phone or something. I'm pretty sure Caller ID is going to show up. But the people I was addressing are people the police have already spoken to in connection with existing leads, who have refused to provide information.

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    2. But to answer the second part of your question, no, I do not advocate going through a third party. You'd be surprised, but third parties like missing children's organizations actually screen the calls and decide which to pass along to investigators. Also, our investigators know the case, and they know what questions to ask. If someone wants to leave an anonymous tip they can send it through a message on this blog. They are not tagged in any way with who they are from.

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  4. Dear Sharon,

    I think this is the first time that I've read you say that deep down you feel that Michaela is no longer alive. If it is the case, I hope that Michaela will speak to you in your dreams, or that you will meet a medium who can help you communicate with her. The following may make me sound flaky, but here it goes anyway: I once communicated with someone close to me, who is deceased, via a medium. She wasn't a paid medium. She was a woman I worked with who, I learned one evening over dinner, had this particular ability. It wasn't something she did for money nor was it something she usually told people about. There was no way this woman could have known the details she revealed to me, and the message from this deceased person to me was that although we were separated in this life before we were meant to be separated, we had unfinished business and he still needed me despite the fact he was "on the other side". Unfortunately at the time I was so overwhelmed by the fact this person was actually communicating with me that I forgot to ask what he needed from me. This happened many years ago and I've wondered many times since. I guess my point in telling you this is that even if Michaela is gone from this world, I truly believe she still exists in some form, and it may one day be possible for you to communicate with her. I'm not suggesting you actively try to do so, but I hope that someday what happened to me so naturally will happen to you. It might be a difficult experience, however, given the circumstances surrounding Michaela's disappearance. You have said that you are ready to learn what happened. Perhaps your readiness will help open the doors to knowing the truth. Or maybe the police will solve the case and you'll find out that way. I just hope you find out because I can't imagine the depth and breadth of your suffering all these years. My heart reaches out to you Sharon.

    Cindy

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    1. Cindy, I don't think you are crazy at all! I do believe in those things. And I do know people who have told me that Michaela came to them. It was a long, long time ago and I don't remember the details. But here, I will be crazier than you ... I tend to believe we return to this world again, and if so Michaela might have come back and might not be on the other side to communicate with.

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    2. I too believe in reincarnation. Over the years, as a messenger, I have found that humans who met death suddenly will wait to reincarnate until their loved one's know where they are with certainty and have come to healing terms.

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    3. Bet you don't run into many cases where that is an issue. In this case, I think it's possible there may have been a different kind of healing necessary, for Michaela.

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    4. Despite my feeble attempts since a teenager to run the opposite direction of my call my Sacred Contract for this life is to be a healing messenger for these very issues: Suicides, Murders, Accidents, & quick departure medical issues that transition the humans soul to the spirit realm unexpectedly. The abrupt departures leave loved one's wounded and the departed spirit (although being extremely well taken care of) yearning to comfort them.
      I do not summon spirits but instead am guided by the Holy Spirit on who is in great need of an assuring sign or “Visiting Session” with their transitioned loved one's. These times, as a messenger are like witnessing a tender archway of Divine Light creating a bridge of assurance from the heavens to the earth. The ultimate Divine purpose in allowing this gift to unfold is so those left behind can continue with the fulfillment of their life purpose here until their time of reuniting.
      Michaela and your family remain in special prayers ever remembering your "Maya Angelou" posted quote” “God put rainbows in the clouds so that each of us in the drearist and most dreaded moments can see the possibility of hope” .

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    5. I understand. However, I would guess you don't run across too many who have been missing for an extended period of time. It has been over 25 years now for Michaela.

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    6. p.s. For further clarity I was not the tipster in the BABY HOPE case but through visitation with Angelica was able to partake in a special portion of the healing. One other situation I had the honor of being a direct help with was a tragic car accident that happened over 3 decades ago—the person, when a teen, lost both parents & 2 relatives in a horrible car accident. All 4 were available for the Divine gift of a “Visiting Session”. Although it was just her parents who gave messages of continuation of love and assurance. God has many ways to comfort.

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    7. Happy new year Sharon! 2014 may just be the year you finally reunite with Michaela! I strongly agree with anonymous above, no matter how much time has gone by I am sure if Michaela has indeed crossover she is still there waiting for your reuniting when the time comes! She would not reincarnate without reuniting with you first! I know sound crazy but I so passionately await to hear in the news the day Michaela and you reunite (or find answers ) -I strongly hope you reunite just like Jaycee and her mom. This is a bit far fetched but have you ever thought of getting a reading from Teresa Caputo on Long Island Medium ? Not sure if you watch her but you can go to her with the intentions of channelling your mom who may in turn guide or give you answers regarding Michaela...My strongest prayers are with you and your family Sharon. You are one the strongest women in the world to endure the terror of not knowing what happened to your daughter after all these years.

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  5. Hi. This is Kelli, again. To the othe anonymous, if you or someone you know has information but are afraid of coming forward, you could call using a prepaid cell phone. You can also block your number by dialing *67 before you dial the phone number.

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    1. Well even if you dial *67 before the number, this will certainly won't hide your phone from the police. Not visible caller number does not equeal untraceable number for the authorities.

      A pay phone, especially one without cameras around is a safer option, though.

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  6. One more thing, did they keep her scooter as evidence? If so, have they examined it for touch DNA??

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    1. My understanding is that they returned the scooter to the family after having lifted it for fingerprints and palm prints. No unidentified fingerprints were found on the scooter. There was one unidentified partial palm print, but there is no saying that was the kidnappers. It could have been Michaela's. We had her fingerprints on file, but not her palm prints. Could be he used a rag or something to pick up the scooter so as not to leave prints.

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  7. Happy birthday, Sharon! I hope that the new year brings answers for you and your sweet Michaela! <3

    -Julia

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  8. Stopped in to drop you A lil BIRTHDAY cheer Sharon>“Happy Birthday The Penguin Song” (As old as I am I confess I was chair dancing to this song :)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3MgQqT3uHY

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  9. There has to be someone out there that has the missing puzzle piece that brings Michaela home. I hope they free themselves and tell the detectives what they know. Please come forward and give a family some closure. Michaela deserves to be with her family again.
    And you deserve to be free of this burden.

    -Rod R.

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  10. Hi Sharon,
    Wishing you a Happy Birthday. It' s my birthday too :) I've read all of your blog and want to thank you for sharing your story with others as you reach out to your Michaela. You are strong and inspirational. I remember hearing sweet Michaela' s story around the time she was kidnapped when I was seven. I have never forgotten her name and every time I hear that name I think of her, which is what eventually brought me to your blog. I pray that whoever remembers her and holds the key to return her to you will give you peace. Best wishes to you and your family.
    Laura

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  11. Yesterday was your birthday? Well, happy (belated) birthday!! I hope you had a great day & I hope 2014 is everything you've hoped for & more!!
    Kelli
    PS: my comments were only posting as anonymous but I guess I found a way to post with my name :)

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  12. Dear dear Sharon, In the Bible (which I receive Light & life council from) both Gideon and King Hezekiah asked for a “sign” from God that what has been promised WILL come to pass as indicated. A unique sign was granted to each one. Please consider receiving direct *discernment on what is about to be said *during your own private prayer & worship time.(Jms 1:5> http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/James-1-5/

    * Your completed book -in binded together print form -will be the final SIGN of full readiness for what is to come. Even if it is just 1 complete self-published bound copy/or binded together xerox copy.*..... MUCH prayer continues.

    P.S .Despite early retirement allotting me much time If there is a written response to this blog post I will not be able to view it for the next 2 days because I am preparing for an intense Vigil concerning the Truth and identity of this shocking & utmost disturbing ritualistic Bay Area find: “
    1-2-2014“— A human skull was found Wednesday afternoon near Tilden Regional Park, an Oakland police spokeswoman said.OAKLAND (CBS SF)” — :*(
    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/east_bay&id=9378627

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  13. Raced back here real quick to indicate SKULL FOUND is from an OLDER MAN...“Authorities said the skull, found on a paper plate with strands of colorful beads, appears to be that of an older man. Authorities said the skull is not that of a Native American.” MUCH uplifts will continue http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24833597/oakland-authorities-trying-determine-origin-human-skull-found

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  14. Hi, Sharon. I've been reading your previous posts & I am in awe of your strength & dedication. I was wondering if you had considered posting messages to Michaela via video? Maybe seeing & hearing you would give her the strength she needs, or give those with information the push their conscience needs to come forward?

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  15. Sharon, I wrote this letter to Michaela.
    Dear Michaela,
    Hi. You don't know me & I don't know you, but I've read so much about you on your mom's website that I feel like I did know you, probably because we had some similarities back then. We're about the same age. I used to go to the local quick stops to buy candy, too. I read that you bought Laffy Taffy the day you were kidnapped. I used to love Laffy Taffy. Watermelon & grape were my favorites. I hated banana. They don't make it in the fat squares anymore, now it's in these long cylinders, like those giant pixie sticks, but not nearly as big. I also used to buy jolly ranchers & now n laters. I saw a picture of you wearing a Pat Benatar shirt. I used to like her, too. She still tours & performs. So does Cyndi Lauper & Madonna. They're older now & they have kids but they can still sing & they're still really cool! A lot of the really cool 80's singers are still around. Did you like Bon Jovi? He's still cute! And Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac are still going strong. They're my all time favorites! I wonder if we liked the same television shows? I'm sure there were a few that we both liked. I remember liking Who's the Boss & The Facts of Life. Oh & I loved The Wonder Years! I had such a huge crush on Fred Savage! He's still so cute!! Did you like the movie Annie? It's always been my favorite. I still watch it sometimes! And you know what's funny? Some of the styles from back then are coming back! Off the shoulder shirts are really popular again! So are leggings & neon colors. Isn't that weird?
    You're probably wondering why I am writing this. Well, I want you to know that even though you've been gone for 25 years, the things you liked back then are still here. Actors & musicians have gotten older but they're still here & still good. The candy looks a bit different but it tastes the same. And I have never met your family but I KNOW they love you so much & there is NOTHING in this world that will change that. Your mom has made that abundantly clear in her blogs! So, if you're reading this, I hope this letter helps you in some way to know that you're not alone & that so many people, even people you don't know, think of you often and are hoping and praying that you'll find your way home. I'll always pray for you.
    Love, Kelli
    PS: I used to wear flesh colored nylons with shorts, too. I am SO white! Luckily, now they make tinted lotion that makes you look tan for a few days. When you come home, I'll buy you some. Deal?

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  16. Do you truly believe that these people have the answers that you are looking for?

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  17. 1/10 It is good to see the pursuit for justice in this heartbreaking situation: “A federal judge in Northern California is considering a lawsuit filed by the mother of a girl whose remains were found at the bottom of a well during the investigation of the so-called "Speed Freak Killers" case… “Months after the excavation, Moore's office gave Hobson's mother, Joan Shelley, the remains commingled with those of at least three other victims found in the well near Linden, a rural town about 50 miles south of Sacramento. The sheriff deprived Shelley of a proper burial for her daughter, Connely said.” :*( EVERY family deserves to have their voice heard! ) http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/crime-law/mom-says-county-pulverized-california-girls-remain/ncjn7/

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  18. A distrubing 2nd “Speed Freakers victim family update news Link 1/10 :“Shelley and two of her daughters are suing the county and the sheriff, saying the bones of 16-year-old JoAnn Hobson were destroyed and commingled with those of other victims.”.. “The issue argued in Thursday's hearing was a question of who owns Hobson's remains.The county, which had filed a motion to dismiss the case, asserts that Hobson's relatives do not have a constitutional right to such property.”< (WHAT does this cruel sounding statement legally mean???? http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140110/A_NEWS/401100321/-1/OPED03

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  19. Carol, I wanted to drop you a note and explain with all love and appreciation for your efforts to help that I got your comments, but I am not publishing them. I am not a doctor, but if you are hearing voices at home, in the car, and in wide open spaces that sounds like a psychosis to me. If you have been 5150'd I'd guess they have checked this out, but honestly wouldn't you rather find out that the voices were from a chemical switch in your brain that wasn't working and that could be switched off, rather than someone trying to harm you or your family? A doctor would be the only one who would be able to get law enforcement to listen to you, anyway, so I hope that you will go to see one, and trust him or her to find the truth.

    I wish you well, and may God bless you.

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    1. Sharon, This is a very compassionate note to Carol.<3 Here is another reason why some people seek MD help for “chemical switch” issues. Severe Food Allergies as described in this article can affect many people and is a resolvable health problem.: http://www.alternativementalhealth.com/articles/brainallergies.htm

      “Adults are also affected by food and/or chemical allergy. When Dr. Philpott, a US allergy expert, examined 250 emotionally disturbed patients for a possible presence of food/chemical allergies, using elimination and challenge diet, he found that the highest percentage of symptoms seemed to occur in patients diagnosed as psychotic [x]. For example, out of 53 patients diagnosed as schizophrenic, 64% reacted adversely to wheat, 50% to cow's milk, 75% to tobacco and 30% to petrochemical hydrocarbons. The emotional symptoms caused by allergic intolerance ranged from mild central nervous system symptoms such as dizziness, blurred vision, anxiety, depression, tension, hyperactivity and speech difficulties to gross psychotic symptoms. At the same time, the individuals also experienced various adverse physical symptoms such as headaches, feeling of unsteadiness, weakness, palpitations and muscle aches and pains.”
      Here are a few examples of how this elimination and challenge diet have been used safely and effectively in treating people suffering from various mental health problems.

      Experimental double-blind study:

      “Thirty patients suffering from anxiety, depression, confusion or difficulty in concentration were tested, using a placebo controlled trial, as to whether individual food allergies could really produce mental symptoms in these individuals. The results showed that *allergies alone*, not placebos, were able to produce the following symptoms: severe depression, nervousness, feeling of anger without a particular object, loss of motivation and severe mental blankness. The foods/chemicals which produced most severe mental reactions were wheat, milk, cane sugar, tobacco smoke and eggs.” ( Wishing everyone well.. ever remembering THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE!

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  20. Hi Sharon,
    I stumbled across your blog about the same time Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina de Jesus were found. Reading your posts, seeing your pictures of Michaela etc. they really reach out and overflow with love. If you reached out to me (Sweden), in time, you will reach out to Michaela, wherever she might be. Know that you truly have inspired me to be a better mum, and really appreciate the time I have with my daughter, even on days she drives me crazy. I just wish the persons who know what happened and where Michaela is, will give you the same opportunity. In Sweden we have a law, that you cannot be convicted of a crime committed after somewhat years, even though you confess. Is it the same in the US? If so, maybe whoever know something would dare to come forward. Sending you lots of happy thoughts and energy to keep on hoping that Michaela will be in your arms again. 2014 might be that year.

    Love,
    Linda

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  21. Compassion extending out to others who are suffering rebounds back to their own life.

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  22. To the person who sent the message and asked me not to publish it, please also leave me out of these conversations as we'll if you want me to take the gentlest of care then do not tell me about things like this as though they have something to do with Michaela'. Tell the police and leave me out. If there is bad news about Michaela one day I will hear about it after the police have confirmed it. Thank you.

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    1. It was NOT stated (nor believed) that the 2 cases were related in ANY way!
      In my original message I stated the intended purpose : “My purpose for sharing this is so you can see that Divine often answers prayer in a unique & unpredictable manner. This variety of ways leaves much HOPE in the resolution of your daughters missing case.”

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    2. If that is what you want to show there are far more pleasant ways of doing that. I really do not want to hear about things Likr this, thank you.

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    3. Understood . BTW the recent two “just sharon.com” blog writings were very interesting and beautifully written The “empty nest” life experience journey is now better understood and the books mentioned sound like one’s I too would enjoy for their special qualities.
      I have had several friends in the past who were members of “book-clubs”. The groups would meet once a week at a different members home and discuss the book they voted on reading the prior week. I could see your insightful contributions highly beneficial to this sort of intellectual social fellowship.

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    4. Thank you. A book club would be enjoyable, but I honestly don't have time for all the things I need and want to do. What I really NEED to do is get out and walk or run or go to the gym!

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    5. I hear you ! Needs first. If I weren’t moving out of state soon this kind of group offered in Hayward would be right up my alley: Only 4 big folks who want to have fun exercising together :-) http://www.meetup.com/Fat-and-Active/

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  23. Hello Sharon, I just finished reading the book The eye of the beast, the true story of serial killer James wood,, reading it made me realize how hesitant people are to come forward when they know things,,, I got angry when I read about the abduction of a girl Jeralee underwood in the book,, the girl was 11 or 12 and delivered newspapers,, this man James was visiting his aunts house when the girl stopped by to collect the pay,, then the man excused himself and followed the girl,, a neighbor SAW Jeralee being thrown into the car,,, and she didn't call police,, instead she called family members to tell them what she had seen,, and at least a full half hour passed after the abduction when someone decided to call the police!!! THEN the police get a statement from another witness who told the police exactly what car the man was driving,,, and when police started the investigations,, the aunt this man was visiting denied anyone visited her home,, she later stated she said that because she didn't consider James a visitor,,, and all of his family members told police they did not know anyone who drove a car like the witness saw,,, and the relative James wood lived with noticed that James had been gone all night when the little girl got abducted and he also noticed that James hid his car,, and we'll I could go on and on,,, but what I am trying to say Sharon, is that people can be very dumb,,, they SEE and WITNESS things, but they tell themselves they probably imagined it or I honestly don't know what they say to themselves,,, we all know there at people out their who know who took michaela,,, and I hope that someday soon their conscience bothers them to the point that they have to get it off of their chests and come forward with the information..

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