Tuesday, August 28, 2007

thank you

This past weekend was a tough one. Hope and I had made plans to travel south down the coast for an end of summer vacation. I can't believe it's been two months since she disappeared. It rips my heart out daily.

On a more positive note - to everyone who has been sending mail, THANK YOU so much for your support it's been overwhelming. Ever since channel 13 ran the segment about Hope and our efforts to find her, we have received an outpouring of emails, letters and phone calls.

Thanks to Ned for setting up a myspace profile http://myspace.com/hopeismissing and for helping out with this blog. I owe you big time.

I've been calling the police daily to see what they think of the tapes but I haven't heard anything back yet. I'm going to call again tomorrow and my goal is to have some type of answer prior to labor day.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It's Hope!

ALL THE TAPES ARE HOPE'S!!!! I almost fell out of my chair when I placed the first tape in the camera. And there she was - Hope was on screen. From what I can tell so far these are all the tapes that she shot while she was at her mothers.

I called detective Becker today and I could barely contain myself as I explained what I'd received in the mail. So Tom and I are copying the tapes now and then shipping everything off to the police.

What's strange is that there is footage of someone watching Hope. It's creepy. Also some of what Hope's mom was doing was down right disturbing. The police don't want me to show anything to anyone especially not online.

Today is the first happiness that I've felt in a long time. I know in my heart that Hope is still alive!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Hope's birthday

Today is Hope's birthday. She is 23 today. I sang happy birthday this morning to a picture of her and couldn't get all the way through. I called out of work and will most likely skip class tonight.

This afternoon I received a strange package. The return address just said Deep Throat. There are a number of unmarked tapes inside and few strange notes. I don't have a camera but Tom said I could borrow his. I looked up Deep Throat online and it is both a porn film from the 70's and also the name that had something to do with watergate.

Here's what I found on wikipedia
"Deep Throat is the pseudonym given to Deputy Director of the FBI William Mark Felt, Sr., who was the secret source who leaked information about the involvement of U.S. President Richard Nixon's administration during the Watergate first break-in and subsequent events that came to be known as the Watergate scandal."

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

pissed off

Today I got a call from the detective handling the case and the call ended with me screaming at the top of my lungs. The police have been driving me nuts since the beginning. Their slow and there hasn't been any progress. I've been considering bringing on some type of private investigator to help. Something anything to help get Hope home. Just typing this is pissing me off and now my stomach is upset. I have to go lay down.