Friday, September 27, 2013

10 years and still on justice for Mary Lee Grobe
10 long years without Mary Lee Grobe and still no justice!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thank you Poplar Bluff, MO

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!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Missing Honored in Jefferson City

June 17 was Misisng and Unidentifed Persons Day in Jefferson City. Thanks to all of you who are making people aware of this terrible problem we have in Missouri. Many people, especially women and Mom's, are missing from Southeast Missouri.

Thank KSDK for your help.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Missing and Unidentified Persons Day in Missouri

Today is Missing and Unidentifed Persons Day in Jefferson City, MO.

Read more about the missing at:


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Corrupt Public Administrators!

Public Administrators have been abusing their power and their clients for years without anyone correcting them. It is good to finally see they are being watched and brought to justice!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

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

Thank You Kelly Jolkowski

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

Thursday, September 24, 2009

AMW to feature Southeast MO 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.

See the article on DAR Newspaper

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Another missing Mom but this one . . . ..

may have been finally found after 33 years!

Read the article about Geneva Adams on kfvs

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Flower for Mary Lee Grobe

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Missing PB Business Man, Robert Peters

Search starts 5th day for PB businessman
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.

Complete article on DAR

Our Note: Our hearts go out to the family and thank all those who are searching.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Project REST Poster to help locate the Missing

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

are Featured on poster link below:

Project REST Poster

Monday, December 22, 2008

Please help us change the way the U.S. handles missing persons cases!

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, September 14, 2008

Please Help the Missing in Missouri

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.

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.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thinking of Mary and asking for Justice in her Name

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?

Remove Sharron Payne so this case can be solved!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Missing & Unidentified Persons Awareness Day

Special Events Accouncement--Missouri Missing & Unidentified Persons Awareness Day, on June 17, 2008 at Jefferson City Capital Building at the Rotunda located on the first floor.

Welcome to Missouri Missing. As you browse through our website, we invite you to remember there are more than 1,436 missing person cases and at least 47 unidentified bodies in Missouri today.
According to the FBI and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) there are nearly 51,000 active missing adult cases and more than 40,000 unidentified bodies in the United States and that number continues to grow daily.
It is hard to imagine what that means. It is hard to imagine the impact having a missing loved one can cause to a family.
Unfortunately, unless a person actually experiences the loss of a missing loved one, chances are they never think about how they would be affected.
Among the many things that need to be done to assist the families who suffer from the loss of a missing loved one, Missouri Missing intends to serve as an outreach service for the families while educating the public on the severity and impact of missing adults on society as a whole.
Above information from:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Second Degree Murder Charges and Financial Abuse of an Elderly Person by a Caretaker

Butler County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency secretary faces Second Degree Murder Charges and Financial Abuse of an Elderly Person

KFVS TV12, Posted Jan 23, 2008
By: Ryan Tate

Poplar Bluff, MO
Emergency Management Secretary Faces Murder Charges

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - A Butler County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency secretary faces Second Degree Murder Charges and Financial Abuse of an Elderly Person by a Caretaker of a man in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, back in October of 2004.

Susan Foushee, 57, heads to trial in September.

According to Butler County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Rick Sliger, "Experienced Works" helped place Foushee in the job. "Experience Works" is out of Buffalo, Missouri, and according to their Web site, the company helps seniors get good jobs in their local communities. Sliger says "Experience Works" pays Foushee for the work.

"She answers phones and files papers. It's benign work," Sliger said.

"I hope she can clear this up still work here. She helps me out a lot, and I'm happy to have her," Sliger said.

Foushee began work at the Butler County Emergency Management Agency in January 2007, according to Sliger.

Prosecutors also charged a second woman, Cynthia Dewberry, with the same crimes as Foushee. Dewberry pleaded guilty to Manslaughter II and two counts of Financial Exploitation of a Elderly Person by a Caretaker.


Again We Ask Butler County Missouri "Where is Mary Lee Grobe"

Monday, January 21, 2008

Missouri Case Net-Courtenay Browning Bailey

Per casenet, Courtenay Browning Bailey
Sentence changed from 26 yrs to 13 yrs for Ms Bailey for 2 DWI deaths.
09/27/2007 Docket Entry: Motion Filed
Text: Defendant's Motion to Amend Judgment, Sentence and Order pursuant to V.A.M.R. 29.05 and Amended Judgment Sentence and Order filed

10/04/2007 Docket Entry: Defendant Sentenced

Docket Entry: Order Amended
Associated Docket Entries: 09/14/2007 - Hearing Continued/Rescheduled

Associated Docket Entries: 09/14/2007 - Motion Hearing Scheduled

Associated Events: 10/04/2007 , 09:00:00 - Motion Hearing

Docket Entry: Record of Traffic Disp Amended

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Justice for the families

Publication:Daily American Republic; Date:Aug 26, 2007; Section:FRONT PAGE; Page Number:1A

Bailey gets 26 years in 2 DWI deaths


It was an emotional scene Friday in a Butler County courtroom as a Poplar Bluff woman was sentenced to 26 years in prison for causing the deaths of two Indiana residents while being nearly three times the legal limit and operating her vehicle at 116 mph when it struck their van.

Courtenay Browning Bailey, 28, of the 2000 block of Arkansas Avenue appeared for sentencing before Associate Circuit Judge John Beaton on two

Class B felonies of first-degree

involuntary manslaughter.

Bailey was accused of causing an accident on Jan. 28, 2006, which left Indiana residents, Andrea Bostic and Allen Luster Jr dead and Richard Studebaker severely injured. Bailey’s blood-alcohol content at the time of the crash was found to be .231 percent.

After hearing statements from several members of the Luster family, Bailey and her attorney, Gregory Wittner of Clayton, Beaton sentenced Bailey to a “term of 13 years on each count and the two sentences are to run consecutively.”

Beaton had earlier discussed the sentencing assessment report (SAR) completed by Probation and Parole with Wittner and Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Barbour in chambers.

Wittner asked Beaton to “take careful consideration of

tragic case facts associated with the case.”

Further he asked Beaton to follow the sentencing recommendations in the SAR and also recommend Bailey be placed in an institutional treatment progra That action, he said, would “best serve the needs” of everyone in the case.

When Bailey pleaded guilty Barbour said, the state agreed to remain silent. “The case speaks for itself,” he said. “…Whatever sentence she receives is strictly up to the court.”

Barbour, however did confirm he did not feel this was an

appropriate case for probation.

“I’m aware there are individuals here today who are victims, directly or collateral victims,” said Beaton. victim impact statements would , “benefit” him in making his decision … The impact on the victims is relevant.”

Brenda Luster read a prepared statement on behalf of herself and her husband, Allen Luster Sr.

“They say we must put into

words how this horrific tragedy

has impacted our lives,” said Luster who was visibly upset. “There is not enough words to explain how our lives are now.”

Luster said she and her husband feel alone and scared, as well as the other emotions “one has when 28 years of your life has been taken away by a person who chooses to drink and drive. Two were

almost a third.”

Luster said it is hard to get through the day because of the images of her “one and only child laying in a casket.”

Luster said her son and the others with him “never set out to cause Courtenay Bailey and her family harm.”

Luster said they were coming to Poplar Bluff because Luster’s mother-in-law was on her death bed. They were “only five minutes away” from the hospital when Bailey’s car rear ended their van at 116 mph, she said. “She didn’t murder two people to me; she murdered their family and friends, also,” she said.

said, her family can’t celebrate holidays. “It’s hard to sit and watch others with their families,” she said. “ … How do you explain you’re just two people

flying around? We want God to

pick us up and take us to our son again.”

People say everything happens for a but “I’ve searched and searched and I

can’t seem to find a reason,”

Luster said. “It never ends. Everything you do and see is a reminder.”

Luster said she had questioned God about why he would take her son. “He had just gotten his life together,” she said. “He had just gotten married (and) had a beautiful baby girl.”

Luster said her son got to spend nine months with his daughter. Before his death, she said, he found out he was having a so but “he never got to see the baby because of someone


When they are older Luster said, their grandchildren will have to be told what happened. “They’ll have to go through life without their dad and we’ll have to try to explain to them why someone chose to drink and drive and took their daddy,” she said.

What also hurts, she said, is knowing Bailey has been able to celebrate holidays with her family and see her son during the last 18 months. “Does she think

of us at holidays?” she asked.

Bailey she said, doesn’t know what it is to long for her son or attend three funerals in one week.

“We’re not OK; we’ll never be OK,” Luster said. “We try to be strong for our two grandchildren, who are all we have left of our son.”

Luster said she and her family were not seeking revenge against Bailey, but wanted justice for her Bostic and Studebaker by sending her to prison for a “long time so she’ll know how it feels to be without her child and her family. … know how we feel every day. …”

With her husband’s hand resting on her back, Luster said, she asked God to guide Beaton in making the “right decision. … The only hope we have left is in your hands. … I pray God tion.” you -

When Allen Luster Sr. was asked if he had anything to add, the choked-up father said, “this was for both of us.”

In watching his nephew grow Bill Luster said, he struggled, but had “finally overcome” those struggles as he became an adult.

“He met a young lady he fell in love with … they were a great couple,” Bill Luster said. “ … His little girl was his life.”

Bill Luster said his nephew earned his GED and worked his way up to manager at McDonalds. “He done it on his own,” he said.

- lems, Bill Luster said he came to him to ask advice and once even for money to buy Christmas presents for his daughter.

“He had very few friends growing up” and kept to himself, Bill Luster said. “ … I was overwhelmed by the friends who turned out for his funeral that I didn’t know he had, over 300. It was awesome and remarkable.

“ … I’m going to miss him. I think about him every day. He was a good young man.”

Bill Luster’s wife, Lois, agreed. “Allen was a good

a good husband, and wanted so much to be a good father she said. “He got a good start,”

but won’t be able to “finish his


Lois Luster said her nephew will be “sadly missed” by the whole family but if there is a lesson to be learned, it is to “think before you go out to party or be with friends.

“Be . Every - sion you make can turn tragic if you don’t think about how many drinks you have.”

Diane McKinley said she had “prayed every day and asked God to do the right thing today. You have a hard job to do.”

McKinley said she has watched her nephew’s parents suffer so much because of an unintentional act.

“When his son was born, he was not there,” said McKinley who described looking into her great-nephews’ eyes for the

first time as “like looking at my

nephew. It was hardest to see him there without his dad.”

Bailey also read a prepared statement.

On Jan. , , said, she changed the lives of more people than she ever knew or thought of knowing. “I take full responsibility for my actions,” said Bailey, who would offer to trade places with the victims or take back her actions if she could. “There’s no forgiveness for what I have done.”

Bailey said she would never ask the victims’ families to forgive her because she can’t forgive herself. “There’s not a second of my life that I do not think of the victims or my actions,” she said.

Bailey said she thinks of a wife without her husband and her children without their father as well as a teenage girl without her mother and parents without their children. “ … I will never forget what I’ve caused the victims,” she said.

thinks about what her family , suffered at the “hands of my drinking and driving,” including her father whose own father died in an alcohol-related crash when he was 15, and her 7-yearold son.

Bailey said her actions have caused her son to mature much faster but he is what has kept “my head above water” for the last 18 months.

According to Bailey she feels regret and remorse about what happened and has participated in a documentary for young adults about the consequences of drinking and driving to “get through to someone.”

“I’m so, so sorry said a tearful Bailey. “Those tiny words do not come close to what you deserve. I hope you find peace in

your life.”

Wittner described Bailey’s case on the “most tragic” one he had ever had.


statements referenced “this needs to stop,” Wittner said. “I agree with that.”

Sending Bailey to prison for a long period does not “best serve justice” to the community Wittner said. Bailey getting the word out about drinking and driving would “serve the community better,” he said.

“In addition one thing the victims can’t know, Ms. Bailey’s thoughts … Wittner said.

“The first day she came in my office” she expressed remorse.

Wittner said Bailey has been unable to express her remorse to the families because of “lawyers and pending actions. … She couldn’t contact the victims.”

Despite the “horrific accident,” Wittner said, Allen Luster Jr.’s wife feels Bailey’s son still needs his mother.

’s death was not intentional, but caused by a reckless act, Wittner said. “It’s not an excuse to damage one more” life, he said.

Studebaker who was “horribly injured,” does not believe it would be “wise” to send Bailey to prison, Wittner said. “Those are powerful words.”

Given the mitigating factors and all the information, Wittner believes Bailey could be a “powerful young person” against drunk driving in society if given the chance to complete the institutional drug treatment

Beaton said he “carefully considered” the SAR, as well as the statements, but “decided against probation and institutional treatment as sentencing options.”

After Beaton sentenced Bailey Wittner requested she be allowed to say goodbye to her son - ties. “Courtenay I will allow you to turn yourself in at the Butler County jail on Monday no later than 3 p.m.,” Beaton said.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mary Lee Grobe & BB

This is Mary Lee with her beloved BB when she was just a puppy.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Thank you to Project Jason and 18 Wheel Angels

Mary is on Project Jason's 18 Wheel Angels campaign. A special poster has been made for her and can be downloaded and printed for placement. More information about the program, and the link for the poster can be found here:

In addition to the campaign, Mary is also featured in a trucking publication called Through the Gears. This free magazine is distributed in truck stops nationwide.

Through the Gears is one of JB Scott's many publications. In partnership with Project Jason, they feature one missing person per month. You can pick up your free copies at a local truck stop, but if it's far from you, you may want to call and ask if they carry that magazine. These are NOT with the regular for purchase magazines.

Through the Gears has a circulation of about 150,000.

You can also see the current campaign information on this JB Scott webpage:

We hope this helps in the search for Mary

On the Road to REMEMBER

Publication:Daily American Republic; Date:Jun 13, 2007; Section:Front Page; Page Number:1A

On the Road to REMEMBER

Families of three missing women ,


MINER — Friends and family members of three missing Southeast Missouri women gathered Tuesday in Miner to share

stories of pain, frustration, and their hope to someday have answers.

The rally was part of the On the Road to Remember Tour sponsored by the North Carolinabased CUE Center for Missing Persons and aimed at generating new interest in cold cases of missing persons.

According to Founder/ Executive Director of the Center for Missing Persons Monica Caison this is the fourth to have the nationwide year On the Road to Remember Tour. The CUE Center for Missing Persons organization will travel about 5,100 states, featuring year more than 75 missing persons and unsolved murder cases.


• Cheryl Ann Scherer was 19 when she was abducted April 17 1979 from the convenience store where she worked in Scott City.

• Mary Lee Grobe was 74 when she was last seen in September of 2003 at her Butler County home.

• Teresa Butler was 35 when she disappeared Jan. 25, 2006 from her home in Risco.

“Even though it’s been 28 years since Cheryl disappeared, we just want to keep her name out there ” said Diane Scherer. “We want people to know this is still an open case and to please not forget her.”

Diane Scherer was only 14 when her older sister was abducted from her place of employment, Rhodes 101 in Scott City. Cheryl’s car, keys and purse were left at the scene but was the register.

“We continue to be hopeful this case will be solved and we ask that with information no matter anyone how insignificant it may seem to you, please contact the Scott County Sheriff Department.”

Joyce Caldwell, daughter of Mary Lee Grobe, spoke about her mother’s disappearance and how she is working to help others in a similar situation.

“It’s hard for (others) to imagine what it’s like to have a family member missing. It’s difficult to articulate and communicate. Doctors have a pain scale of 1 to 10. I would it has to be a 10 ” Caldwell say , said. “Having someone ripped from your life and having so many unanswered questions is unbearable. ...

“Mary Lee Grobe was a legally declared incompetent 74- -old widow when she disappeared year from her home. The laws at the time did nothing to identify and protect her ” Caldwell continued. “My husband Chris and I have worked really hard, though, to turn this into something positive. We felt if we can help other families then maybe that would heal our hearts and bring us some joy. ...”

The Caldwells were instrumental in the recent of the Endangered Persons passage Advisory (SB 84) which expands the Amber Alert to include adults who go missing under mysterious circumstances.

are with Missouri legislatures to create a law that prevents law enforcement from refusing to take a missing persons report.

“We also feel that DNA could be used more in bringing resolution to many of these cases ” Caldwell said. “There are (nationwide) about 50,000 unidentified bodies. If we could find a way to utilize this technology and have families of the missing supply DNA, maybe we could have some matches and resolve some of these cases.”

Brenda Wilson spoke of her sister Teresa Butler who went missing from her home in Risco last . Butler was reported missing year by her husband, Dale, who came home after working an overnight shift at an Arkansas steel mill and found their two sons home alone. young

“She was a mother, a wife, a sister a daughter, an aunt, and a friend. Teresa was an outgoing person. She always loved life -- even when life was a struggle ” Wilson said. “Teresa was 35 when she was taken from her home and her two boys. Teresa loves her boys more than anything in life. There have been lots of leads but they have all been dead ends.

“Since Teresa has been missing, life as we knew it is over. We now look over our backs and take second looks at people that may look like Teresa. We hold our kids a little tighter and try not to take one minute for granted,” Wilson continued, wiping away tears. “Teresa’s boys need her. The youngest was 2 and her oldest was 4 when she went missing. If you know something about Teresa’s case, please

shoes -- or in our shoes. Try to imagine how her parents feel or even her two sons. Someone knows something. ... They need to make it right and come forth ...”

If you have information regarding the disappearance of Cheryl Ann Scherer, call the Scott County Sheriff’s Offi ce at (573) 545-3525.

If you have information about Mary Lee Grobe’s case, call Butler County Sheriff’s Offi ce at (573) 785-8444.

If you have information about Teresa Butler’s case, contact the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Offi ce at (573) 748-2516.

Teresa Butler missing from Risco

Grobe, missing from Butler County

Scherer Cheryl missing from Scott City

Women's self defense training

In honor of Summer Shipp, "Ken Bu Kan-Real Karate" ( has joined forces with "The Friends of Summer" Organization ( and will be conducting a self-defense workshop on Saturday, July 14 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 7000 Troost, KC, MO. Together, we have held this type of training class in the past and it was greeted with much enthusiasm by all who attended.

Please help spread the word and invite your friends and family to attend!
To see the flyer with more details, click Flyer for self defense event.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

After three years, no answers in Grobe case

Publication:Daily American Republic;
Date:Nov 29, 2006;
Section:Front Page;
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After three years, no answers in Grobe case


(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a four-part series on missing people from this area.)

More than three years after an elderly Poplar Bluff woman went missing from her home, investigators are still unsure exactly what happened or who might be responsible. But as time goes on and the chances of finding Mary Lee Grobe alive diminish, Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs said the investigation continues.

Grobe was 74 when she was last seen by her granddaughter, Amy Bridgewater, on the evening of Sept. 27, 2003 at her home at 1557 Highway B, Dobbs said.

When family mem- bers didn’t hear from Grobe within a couple days, they entered her home to find the elderly grandmother and her 100-pound black lab, “B-B,” missing. Grobe’s purse and medications were still inside.

B-B returned home in good condition in a few days. But now, three years later, the whereabouts of the dog’s owner remain a mystery.

“I guess, good or bad, you look at life differently when you have been hit with something like this,” said Joyce Caldwell, Grobe’s daughter who lives in Wentzville. “On one of my trips down to Poplar Bluff, I stared out the car window and it struck me that I used to see open fields and wonder what the farmer planted, and how his crop was growing or how beautiful the surroundings were. Now I look and wonder if my mom is out there somewhere or if there is another missing person out there somewhere. Sad isn't it?”

Grobe’s disappearance has since been investigated by the sheriff’s department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Department of Aging and the Butler County Emergency Management Agency -- not to mention many Internet blogs and websites devoted to hashing out the details of her disappearance and speculating what happened to the woman.

“I do have a theory of what I think happened, but nothing I can speak of or divulge without more proof,” Dobbs said. “Right now, we are just trying to keep everything up to date and following any new leads that come in, no matter how far fetched some of them might be. Unfortunately that is often the case with (this particular disappearance).”

Making the investigation even more complicated, Dobbs said, is the bitter and longstanding feud in Grobe’s family. Before Grobe went missing, family members were split over whether or not she was capable of caring for herself and her own finances. Since Grobe disappeared, the distrust and accusations have only escalated.

“It’s greatly hindered this investigation. Several times, when we have tried to make steps in the right direction and make progress, we’ve been hindered by certain family members,” Dobbs said. Elected in 2004, Dobbs took over the investigation from former Sheriff Bill Heaton. A short time later, Dobbs pursued draining an out-of-use lagoon near Grobe’s home in search of her body.

“There were family members and even one elected official who tried to get that stopped,” Dobbs said. “In this case, they were more concerned with family grudges than actually seeing the truth.”

The lagoon was eventually drained to no avail.

Inheriting a case that hadn’t been properly investigated from the start has also complicated things, according to Dobbs.

“We feel it’s unfortunate that we didn’t get to start the investigation,” Dobbs said. “We feel there would have been a different outcome based on the way (my administration) does things and the manner that we are more thorough with investigations from the start.”
“The problem with (the Grobe) investigation is it wasn’t thorough from the start,” he continued. “It was speculated that a family member from northern Missouri had taken Ms. Grobe and in the midst of that speculation, a thorough investigation was not done, such as crime scene processing and so forth.”

The investigation is still on-going, Dobbs said, and his department continues to run down all leads and tips. “It’s been difficult for us,” he added. “It’s something I would very much like to see solved and brought to an end.”

Joe Mammana, a philanthropist from Philadelphia, has offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for Grobe’s disappearance. Grobe is described as being 5 feet 2 inches and weighing about 160 pounds. She has blue eyes and gray hair. A diabetic, Grobe was on several medications, all of which were found inside her home.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Butler County Sheriff’s Department at 686-8070.

DAR Newspaper 11/29/2006

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Mason Lee Bridgewater

Amy and Eric Bridgewater of Poplar Bluff have chosen the name Mason Lee Bridgewater for their 11-pound, 9.7-ounce son born at 9:06 a.m. Dec. 8, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Grandparents are Kenneth and Virginia Grobe and Timothy and Cheryl Bridgewater, all of Poplar Bluff. Great-grandparents are Mary Lee Grobe and the late Eugene Grobe of Poplar Bluff, Peggy Hastings Barker of Paris, Tenn. and the late Clayton Hastings, Ralph and Freda Innes of Poplar Bluff and the late Charlie “Babe” and Pheba Bridgewater of Neelyville. Mason has one brother, Wade Eric Bridgewater.

DAR Newspaper 12/19/2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

Poplar Bluff Area Missing Mothers

Poplar Bluff area missing Mothers

Thank You Jackie Harder and the Poplar Bluff DAR Newspaper for the infomational 4 part series on local missing Mothers

Teresa Butler from Risco MO

Mary Grobe from Butler County MO

Vickie Lour from Piedmont MO

Christina Burnett-Pitts from Poplar Bluff MO

Thank You DAR and Jackie for the awareness and great public service you did on these missing Mothers who are loved, missed and not forgotten

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

After Three Years, No Answers in Grobe Case

Our Thank You to those who are trying to find answers for the Mary Lee Grobe Case.

We would like to give a heart-felt thanks to Jackie Harder and the Daily American Republic for your efforts to tell Mary Lee Grobe’s story. Mary was a hard-working dedicated, loving woman who deserved our love and protection. Butler County citizens deserve to know what happened to one of their finest citizens.

Mary’s Poplar Bluff family let her down. Butler County let her down. Finally when it seemed the Courts and Public Administrator Sharron Payne would step in and protect Mary Lee Grobe, they did nothing and in May 2005 the elected Public Administrator even tried to stop a search for Mary Grobe.

We thank the Butler County citizens and ask them to please remember Mary Lee Grobe. We ask the Butler County Sheriff’s Department to remember Mary Lee Grobe. Please don’t even think of letting Mary Lee Grobe down again. Mary Lee Grobe had so very little and never complained. She had only one wish or request and that was to be buried beside her husband. How can some people be so heartless to a sweet elderly woman?

See article below by Jackie Harder from the Daily American Republic of Poplar Bluff, MO on 11-29-06

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We agree that adequate law enforcement can serve as a deterrent to crime. We strongly believe the reason Missouri has so many missing persons cases is because of rural sheriff’s like the ones that existed in Butler County, Missouri when the crime occurred back on 9-27-03. A criminal mind would look for opportunities and that is what happened in Butler County. A criminal would naturally look for an area where the sheriff wouldn’t or couldn’t investigate. Yet, Missouri law doesn’t allow for sheriff or Public Administrators supervision. Word spreads, the criminal tells his criminal friends, and the number of missing Missouri persons continues to increase.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Poplar Bluff Attorney Arrested

DECEMBER 4, 2006 - Posted at 3:49 p.m. CST

POPLAR BLUFF, MO - A Poplar Bluff attorney was arrested today for the alleged illegal sales of prescription medications.

Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whitely says Richard Bascom was arrested late this morning on a warrant out of Stoddard County.

Bascom is charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), with a cash bond set at $50,000. Chief Whitely says the crime allegedly occured within the past two weeks.


Sunday, December 03, 2006

Church secretary charged with stealing from church

Church secretary charged with stealing from church
By: CJ Cassidy

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - We're well into the season of giving, so small wonder leaders of one Heartland church want to know why one of their members would take from them!

The Secretary of Highland Drive Church of Christ in Poplar Bluff now faces charges for stealing more than $25,000.

Police say it's been going on for more than six years, and no one noticed until recently.

Investigators point out that's because 47-year-old Kim Puckett worked as a book-keeper and secretary at the church, so she had sole access to all the church accounts, checks and credit cards.

Investigators say volunteers who took over Puckett's position after she left to take up another position, noticed something wrong.

"The first four months of 2006 there was a little over $ 30,000 worth of the church's funds that she's already agreed she took. It's not going to surprise us if the funds that were taken don't reach a quarter of a million dollars," Assistant Police Chief Gary Pride says.

Pride adds that Puckett says she wanted to help her family pay some bills they were struggling to pay, and had intended on paying the church back.

Church leaders issued a statement that states "Mrs Puckett is a fellow Christian. We reach out to her as instructed by God in Galatians 6:1. If a man is overtaken in any trespass you who are spirituals, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

We are deeply saddened and disappointed.

They desire that she repent and seek the Lord's forgiveness. We will continue to pray for Mrs. Puckett and her family."

Other members of the congregation say they feel betrayed.

Puckett is not in jail but were not able to speak with her today.


Sunday, November 26, 2006

3 Missing Missouri Mothers

Three Cold cases involving 3 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. 09/27/2003 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??

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

95 Animals Removed from Home

95 animals removed from rural home
By: CJ Cassidy
BUTLER COUNTY, MO -- Sheriff's deputies and investigators with the Humane Society of Missouri rescue 79 dogs, 12 cats and 4 rabbits all from a single home - after neighbors call in complaints.
Workers with the Humane Society say the animals show varying signs of abuse and neglect, and need treatment immediately. They will stay in Saint Louis, while their owner waits for a disposition hearing in Butler County Circuit Court.....

Poplar Bluff Landlord

Landlord Faces Sexual Misconduct Charges
By: CJ Cassidy

POPLAR BLUFF, MO --A Poplar Bluff man finds himself in hot water for allegedly making sexual advances towards one of his female renters. 71-year-old Ray Robertson faces sexual misconduct charges and his victim says she has just the evidence she needs to back up her claims.

According to court documents this isn't the first time Robertson made sexual advances towards his victim.

Robertson's a well known property owner and landlord in Poplar Bluff.

He's currently on probation for a similar incident that took place about two years ago.

This time around the victim tells police Robertson, her landlord, entered her apartment and tried touching and groping her.

He allegedly came back a second time, a few days later, but this time the victim was ready; with a video camera she cleverly set up in her living room.

Investigators say Robertson picked up where he left off last time and all of it was caught on tape.

Robertson himself didn't return our calls.

Meanwhile police say sexual harrassment by a landlord violates federal and state fair housing laws.

They say you should go to police if you become the victim of unwelcome advances or if someone makes requests for sexual acts, or if a landlord asks for sexual favors in place of rent money.

The best way to protect yourself: police say document all incidents carefully, and getting evidence on tape goes a long way, but they caution, be careful.

"You never know if the suspect could attack you when you put yourself in that situation," Asst. Chief Gary Pride, with the Poplar Bluff Police Departments says.


Friday, October 20, 2006

Careful What You Say...Because Your Voice Doesn't Lie

Greene County, AR -- Heather Flanigan Reports
Careful What You Say...Because Your Voice Doesn't Lie
October 20, 2006 -
Posted at 6:31 p.m.

GREENE COUNTY, AR -- Law enforcement agencies have been using the polygraph test for years as an investigative tool. The invasive test measures respiratory activity by placing rubber tubes across the examinee's chest. "Sweat gland" activity is recorded by placing two small attachments to the fingers or palm of the hand and cardiovascular activity is recorded by a blood pressure cuff. But the test does not recognize voice analysis.

A different test can tell if you're lying...just from the way you answer a question.

John Slater worked in law enforcement for 18 years before he retired. The former commander of the Criminal Investigation Division of the White County Sheriff's Department now works as an instructor for the National Institute for Truth Verification....teaching others how to find the truth.

"It's an investigative tool, it's not going to make the final determination of anything but as I said earlier, it has the flashlight gives you the sense of direction to go," said Slater.

His weapon...the Computer Voice Stress Analyzer. It's used by more than 1500 agencies nationwide, including the military, NASA and insurance companies.

"With the polygraph, you have three answers that you will get either a deceptive response, or a non deceptive response or an inconclusive. With the CVSA, there's deception or no deception, there are no inconclusive at all. When we test, we'll know at that point whether there is deception or no deception, whether the person is being honest with us or not," said Slater.

Complete News Aricle by Heather Flanigan KAIT TV 8

Thank You Heather Flanigan and KAIT TV Ch 8 for the informative spot about Computer Voice Stress Analyzer or aka CVSA.

Which of Mary Grobe's son's in Poplar Bluff refused to take a CVSA? and why would he refuse?Which son did show a deceptive response on the CVSA?
Which daughter did not show any deception on the CVSA?

Why do the criminals in this country have more rights than the victims? Why do we reward criminals with freedom just because they know how to beat the current system? Criminals know how to cover and dispose of evidence to keep from being arrested. Of course the ultimate judge knows exactly what happened.

Why is Mary Grobe still missing from Poplar Bluff after 3 years?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

It's Not Good for Seniors in Butler County Missouri

The quality of life for Butler County's Seniors is not good!

Butler County is 94th out of 115 Missouri Counites and City of St. Louis. How sad.

Mary Grobe 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. Reportedly, the door was locked from the outside. Her dog also vanished, but returned 2 days later washed and bathed. Nothing makes sense. Nothing adds up. And Still MISSING, Please Help Find Mary Grobe!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Conviction Without a Body

Perry March was convicted of killing his 33-year-old wife Janet in 1996.

Former Tenn. attorney Perry March convicted of killing his wife, whose body was never found

A former Nashville attorney was convicted Thursday of murdering his wife, who disappeared 10 years ago without a trace.

After about 13 hours of deliberations over two days, the jury found Perry March, 45, guilty of second-degree murder for killing his wife, Janet, whose body has never been found.

Complete news article:

Remember there is no Statute of limitations on Murder!You can't hide the facts, the Truth will come out.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

77th Birthday

If given the chance Mary Lee Grobe would have celebrated her 77th birthday today. She was born August 22, 1929. Those of us who loved her really miss her and yearn for the truth to come out.

How can people remain silent and allow the guilt to continue to grow inside?

Monday, August 21, 2006

Medical Alert Alarm

As with any senseless murder, the victim’s family members are left with many unanswered questions. Why? How could he do such a thing? How can they sleep at night after what they have said and done? Today we would like to focus on just two very perplexing questions. Why would the Mary’s Public Administrator, Sharron Payne, make such a poor decision to issue Mary Lee Grobe a Medic Alert button as her only means of protection? Why have some family members and reporters been given such inaccurate information regarding the Medic Alert buttons capabilities?

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.

Why would the appointed Public Administrator, Sharron Payne make such an incompetent decision? What was her motive? Who was she protecting? It was NOT Mary Grobe. Was Kenny Grobe involved in the decision? Why would Sharron value his opinion more than others? He’s not a doctor; he’s not a lawyer, he’s the one Mary was afraid of, especially when he had his temper fits.

St. Louis Post Dispatch Newspaper Article by Aisha Sulton January 04, 2004 "Why didn't she activate the medical alert button she wore around her neck?"

KFVS TV12 by CJ Cassidy "Something else is also bothering Grobe's family, "My mother was wearing a necklace with an emergency push button on it that would instantly dial an operator in New York if she needed help," David Grobe says. But the call for help was never made, even though the system indicates the necklace is still somewhere close to home."
Barb Grobe also said “ is also the FACT that she had on a medical alert necklace that would “activate an alarm or signal” if Mary went beyond a certain perimeter of her property.”Where is this info coming from? It’s not a GPS, It had no tracking capabilities. Was it more misinformation by Sharron Payne and/or Kenny Grobe? Yes, just one more example.

What else have they failed to tell the truth about?

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Probate Code 475.120

Public Administrator's Office, What are the 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 theprovisions of this section.

SHARRON PAYNE, Butler County Public Administrator, Where is Mary Grobe?

How could you allow this to happen to your client that you were supposed to protect?
How do you look at yourself in the mirror?
You are no friend of the elderly/incapacitated.
How many of your other clients have you done this to?
Where is YOUR client, Mary Grobe?

Thursday, April 27, 2006


Crime stoppers
Reopened Murder Investigations in Butler County Missouri


The Sheriff's Department is continuing an investigation into the death of Randy Waltman from
Poplar Bluff. He was last seen picking up his vehicle from Plaza Tire in Poplar Bluff.
Mr. Waltman was murdered December 19, 2001.
His body was found by a local resident at approximately 5:33 p.m. with gun shot wounds lying
next to his 1990 white Buick 4-door Le-Sabre. The location of this crime from Poplar Bluff you
make a left on county road 555, and then a left to a local parking area.

Carla A. Austin was last seen leaving The Three Sister's Bar in Qulin on Sunday, August 8, 1999
at approximately 12:30 a.m. Her remains were found November 23, 1999, 1 1/2 miles
Northeast of Qulin and 1/4 mile North on county road 680.

Tom Cunningham was murdered July 13, 1989.
His body was found in his shop located at his residence in Fisk, Missouri.
He had been bound and shot. A few items were missing from the residence.

The body of Joseph D. Greco was discovered April 15, 2000 near the Blue Hole on the Black River. No other information is available at this time.

If you have any information pertaining to any of these cases please contact:
Mark Dobbs - Sheriff
Jim Akers - Investigator
Charles Phelps - Investigator
200 Oak Street
Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901
(573) 785-8444
(573) 785-8445
(573) 785-8446

Friday, April 21, 2006

A Coward is

A Coward is..........

A coward is someone who said, “There is no evidence, there is no crime scene.”

A coward is someone who took the law into her own hands and paid someone to use surveillance equipment to illegally violate federal rights.

A coward is someone who failed to protect Mary Lee Grobe and then failed to stop her Social security check once she was gone.

A coward is someone who questioned why professional law enforcement had the nerve to stop Mary Lee Grobe’s social security check.

A coward is someone who puts on the pretence of looking for Mary Lee Grobe yet does nothing to actually find her.

A coward is someone who puts out “false trails” to mislead law enforcement and the public.

A coward is someone who refused to listen to and respect the wishes of Mary Lee Grobe.

A coward is someone who continues to lie, and hide the truth.


Friday, February 17, 2006

Tara L Walker

Tara L. Walker, Bound over for Trial

Tara L. Walker (Poplar Bluff, Mo) Granddaughter of Mary Lee Grobe is Bound Over for Trial after Preliminary Hearing.

Tara L. Walker 25 yr old Granddaughter of missing Butler County Woman Mary Lee Grobe was bound over for trial after her preliminary hearing in St Louis County Circuit Court Division 33 in St Louis, County. She is charged with Armed Robbery, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful use of a Weapon, all 1st degree, during an attempted robbery of a Schnucks Market in Ladue, Missouri on December 13, 2005.

Two detectives from the Ladue Police Department and two employees of Schnucks Market testified at the preliminary hearing.

Tara Walker was one of the spokesmen for the Poplar Bluff families after Mary Grobe’s tragic disappearance and was quoted many times on TV and Newspaper articles.

No trial date has been set.

St Louis County Circuit Court Division 33
Honorable Brenda Stith Loftin, Associate Circuit Judge
Justice Center, 3rd Floor
100 S Central
Clayton MO 63105
Ph 314-615-1533
Fax 314-615-2689
Christine Thompson, Division Clerk

Tara L. Walker is also charged in Carter County with Burglary-1st Degree (Felony B RsMo 569.160) Nov 26, 2005
No trail date has been set.


Things would have been different if Mark Dobbs was the Sheriff of Butler County, Missouri when Mary Grobe disappeared!

Butler County now has:
Major Case Squad
2 Full-time Criminal Investigators
2 crime scene technicians
Grant Money that is used for the Dept.--not for personal use/gifts
10 arrests for the 10 murders in 2005
Respectful/professional law enforcement

Mary’s life was valuable to the people who loved her. Even though the crimes against her currently remain unsolved, they helped bring about some long overdue changes to a corrupt little Southeast Missouri County; a County where the authorities turned their heads and looked the other way to allow the abuse of a poor innocent elderly widow. It was a county with a sheriff who refused to properly investigate once Mary Grobe disappeared.

Thank you Butler County for the improvements, now please solve the crimes against Mary Lee Grobe. Please make professional changes in the Public Administrator’s office (Sharron K. Payne) so the elderly Butler County residents are safe. Mary deserved so much more but now at least solve this case. What will Butler County say WHEN this happens again? SOLVE this crime before it does.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Elder Abuse

"Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological, or other forms of abuse and neglect. For every case of elder abuse and neglect reported to authorities, experts estimate that there may be as many as 5 cases not reported. Research suggests elders who have been abused tend to die earlier than those who are not abused, even in the absence of chronic conditions or life threatening disease." Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions

American's over the age of 50 years represent 30% of our population, 12% of our murder victims and 7% of other serious and violent crime victims.

90% of elder abuse and neglect incidents are by known perpetrators, usually family members, 2/3rds are adult children or spouses. 42% of murder victims over 60 were killed by their own offspring. Spouses were the perpetrators in 24% of family murders of persons over 60.

In most states "mandatory reporters of elder abuse" are required by law to report suspected cases of elder maltreatment. Nearly 70 percent of Adult Protective Service agencies' annual caseloads involve elder abuse.

21.6% of all domestic elder abuse reports came from physicians or health care professionals 9.4% from service providers, 14.9% are family members. They types of abuses and their percentage of frequency are below.

Neglect 58.5% Physical abuse 15.7%Financial exploitation 12.3%Emotional abuse 7.3%Sexual abuse .04%All other types 5.1%Unknown .06%

National Center on Elder Abuse, 1994 The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study: Final Report Washington, DC: Administration for Children and Families & Administration on Aging, US Department of Health and Human ServicesElder Abuse and Neglect - Overviews, definitions and insights into the increasingly common problem of elder abuse.

For additional info: Google Elder Abuse, Where is Mary Grobe?

Friday, January 13, 2006

Print a Poster or Flyer of Mary Lee Grobe

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Billboard in front of Mary Grobe's house January 2004

January 2004

Billboard in front of Mary Grobe's house on Hwy B East of Poplar Bluff, MO.

0079=Kenny Grobe......................6052=Amy Grobe-Bridgewater
4386=David Grobe ......................8078=Sharron Payne
4543=Christine Grobe-Collins...... 3488= Dale & Barb Grobe

NOTE: The Poplar Bluff Grobe's had no Phone Numbers for Law Enforcement!It would be sad knowing INFORMATION was called in but never investigated by Official Law Enforcement!

Please Call Butler County Sheriff Dept with any information 573-785-8444.


Missouri State Hwy Patrol 573-840-9500


City of Poplar Bluff Police 573-785-5776

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Mary Lee Grobe Missing Poster

Reward no longer available