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Remains of missing woman found

November 2, 2013

ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety has confirmed remains found Thursday are that of Jean Lawrence, 56, who was reported missing Feb. 6 at approximately 8 p.m. within the city of Escanaba....

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EStacey

Nov-06-13 1:08 PM

Well Team Dude, I was never in the Air Force.. as for NAME calling.. heck, look up Nimrod.. chose which one of the definitions you like best then... you know... LEARN something... Oh, and then start using your REAL name like I do, show some marbles.. For the record, my comments are my own, only a SHEEP can only follow or be herded.. I was Active Army for 20 years, and the key word in your comment, "Almost" shines bright.. At 61, I hold my own opinions.. earned that right..

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EStacey

Nov-06-13 1:04 PM

As for the comment that the "Special Needs Provider" needs be looked at, I agree - But by Whom? Not the Local Police Agencies.. rather, the State Agencies.. So, we CLOSE the place up while we INVESTIGATE Who, What, Why, When, and HOW... what happens to the others being cared for? I'm sure if there's a penalty to be doled out, it will be.. have faith and trust in our ability to 'self-Govern' such events..

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EStacey

Nov-06-13 12:59 PM

Techman, Teamrerod, (Nimrod) was blaming the police departments and claiming they were covering their rears (Read Nimrod's post) - you're saying it was 5 days before the folks charged with caring for this person 'reported' her missing?.. How is that the fault of the Police Agencies? 5 days later they're handed a report that someone is missing - I'm quite sure they didn't just 'SIT ON THEIR HANDS' when it was reported as has been suggested. If you think so, show some Marbles and Notify the State Attorney General's Office. Otherwise.. withdraw your comment and pray for this woman's family and friends...

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techman

Nov-04-13 7:03 PM

Mr. Stacey...your missing the main point in all this....5 days passed before a special needs person, who has caregivers, was reported missing! That is neglect oir gross negligence. If you are providing foster care for an adult or child, you have a level of responsibility. Reporting someone missing 5 days later in February is not "normal" Local officials dropped the ball on this as well if they are not filing charges!

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techman

Nov-04-13 7:03 PM

Mr. Stacey...your missing the main point in all this....5 days passed before a special needs person, who has caregivers, was reported missing! That is neglect oir gross negligence. If you are providing foster care for an adult or child, you have a level of responsibility. Reporting someone missing 5 days later in February is not "normal" Local officials dropped the ball on this as well if they are not filing charges!

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nitronana

Nov-04-13 3:53 PM

@EStacey....Yes, had I been aware she was still unaccounted for I would have volunteered to search and even set up a search party. Cripes sakes people in the area, including myself have set up searches for lost/missing pets. Why do we do that? Because we are kept informed one is missing. All I'm trying to get across is ESP must do a better job at keeping the general pubic informed when things like this happen. There are citizens willing to help, at no cost. I'm merely just one but know many that feel the exact same way. Also it's kinda hard to "follow" the story when no story is being told.

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teamrerod

Nov-04-13 3:24 PM

You're quite mistaken Ed. You're the only one in this group so far that has clapped against me without having any facts. Kid? I'm almost as old as you are. And stooping to a level of name calling. I'm sure the Air Force taught you that.

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EStacey

Nov-04-13 3:12 PM

BTW: "Nimrod".. you read that entirely wrong. I'm very sure the local authorities as well as those how 'helped' in the search feel badly that they didn't find this person - The temperatures in February being what they are.. an entire spring, summer, and few months into fall is a LONG time.. Perhaps, "THANKING" those that tried might be a way of helping them deal with 'Their Feelngs'.. However, all you seem to care about is your own.. "Nimrod".. it fits...

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EStacey

Nov-04-13 3:09 PM

@nitronana, Knoble speach.. so, you'd have ardently gone out searching.. had 'someone' told you she was still missing? I dunno, I didn't follow the case. But in most of these cases an announcement is made.. "Search has discontinued", etc.. etc.. Had you heard that, as you say.. you would have 'continued'??

You didn't. I didn't. a lot of people 'didn't'.. It's a sad story, too close to home.. but rather than BLAME and BLAST someone who might have tried.. done their best (within the limits of what they have) Just ask yourself what YOU did... And pray it doesn't happen again.

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EStacey

Nov-04-13 3:04 PM

@teamrerod, yeah.. I'll give you that I don't know what's going on.. But, I'm sure you do.. You've checked the search records in this case, you've questioned the Public Safety folks on "Just how much time and effort they placed".. you've managed to condem them so wonderfully.. And yeah, yer right.. "If it had been a member of "MY" Family..." So, did the Foster Care folks hammer the news daily about this? Did some Church Group continue the search when the Police didn't?.. Did you? Who did?.. instead of blasting what WASN'T done.. why don't you put effort into outlining what 'was' done?!.. Naw!.. you'd rather just attack another person making a comment here..

Do you hear that?... yeah, that's the sound of "ONE hand clapping for ya kid"..

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nitronana

Nov-04-13 12:49 PM

EStacey...I would have been more than happy to help search. Continued to search had been informed she was still missing. I'm sure many residents would have been willing to search. This is where the lack of communication by the EPS to the public becomes a failure on their part. It is their job, Duty to protect and serve...which includes keeping us informed as to the status of unsolved cases. We can't assist them (EPS) if they don't communicate they need help.

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teamrerod

Nov-04-13 12:48 PM

Calm down? You definitely wouldn't be saying that if It was YOUR family member. Only 1 newspaper article had been put out about this from the time she went missing until October. Did we organize a search for her? It's not our jobs to get in the way of local officials unless they ask the community to help more. Estacy, you don't quite understand what is going on here, do you?

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EStacey

Nov-04-13 11:56 AM

Calm Down folks, before we draw out the pitchforks and tar and feathers.. think for a minute.. "Did YOU Organize any search for this person" ? No, probably not.. probably like so many other people in this country they think, "It's someone elses JOB, not mine".. Yes, this is a sad event in our city, I feel badly hearing about it.. but I am just now 'hearing about it'.. Had it been more urgent to ALL of us.. perhaps we would have found her sooner.. Let's ALL take a piece of the blame here, and work towards not having it happen again. Where would YOU have started looking first?.. and when would YOU have stopped?

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nitronana

Nov-03-13 9:04 PM

Escanaba Public Safety would like to thank the following agencies that assisted with the investigation and efforts in trying to locate Jean Lawrence: Delta County Sheriff Department, Menominee County Sheriff Department, Marquette County Sheriff Department, Marquette City Police Department, Michigan State Police, Negaunee City Police Department, NMU Public Safety Department and Forsyth Township Police Department.

Escanaba Public Safety offers its condolences to Lawrence's family

I read that as this...We the Escanaba Public Safety screwed up on this case so we best list all agencies we contacted and say we're sorry to the family. That way we might not get sued over such a botched search/investigation.

If the community truly wants answers to this case, make noise. Call the police department, attend the City meetings....DEMAND answers!!!

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concernedresident

Nov-03-13 8:05 PM

Did nothing really happen between then and now? This town is only so big, no search and rescue efforts we're made in the week of disappearance? That's crazy and someone should probably be fired and held responsible for this. Something had to have happened to maroon this person and leave them stuck in one area to die. Sadly, due to the time period in which this happened, the body can only survive less than five days without water, not to mention without food and with the elements and probably not dressed properly it wouldn't surprise me if she was dead within 5-7 days of being initially reported missing and a corpse sat there, decomposing for almost an entire year. I'd like to know where exactly the body was found.

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eskymom69

Nov-02-13 9:43 PM

I hope some information is incorrect here. A foster care means she had special needs of some sort. I imagine, being an adult, they did report it but police have to wait a period of time since she was an adult. I am no law expert, but I can not imagine they waited a week to report her missing. No matter what, this is a horrible ending to the story and my prayers are with her family.

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teamrerod

Nov-02-13 3:34 PM

If this were my family member, I would want the hammer every single resource to check every single inch of the town due to this persons special circumstances. Judging by the resources listed, they really didn't do much of a search effort. No fire departments or search and rescue were called to check remote areas like this? They are not listed if they were called.

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techman

Nov-02-13 12:14 PM

I am stunned at the lack of concern about this woman and the lack of people angered by this situation. She went missing in February and wasn't reported missing for many days, then we hear nothing until they find her body?? It sounds like negelect or at least gross negligence in not reporting her missing within hours....I think someone is accountable. I also blame public safety for not getting the community more info once she was discovered to be missing! Look at the article from February..someone got it right...it would be surprising to find her alive..how prophetic! I hope this isn't the end of Press coverage on this!

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bobthebulldog

Nov-02-13 1:39 AM

ok first nobody reported her missing for a week. Second she walks away from adult foster care meaning she has special needs. we get pictures of her that are not good and a vauge description. i am no expert at all but this was a poor job done to find her.I am feeling bad for her and her family right now i do not know her but she did not deserve this.We do need better planning and resoureces..

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