Colton Levi Clark

Dedicated to Colton Clark. Missing from Seminole, OK Since April 20, 2006. Looking for Truth and Justice for Colt.

Archive for August, 2006

Blimey, The Plot Thickens!

Posted by KindraLore on August 12, 2006

(this blog has been reposted after I deleted it. I saved everything and have decided to repost it all. Comments made to original post are reposted too, minus dates. This post has been backdated to the original date and time it was posted.

The title of this is to a dear friend that has been following this case with me and as I do, searches daily for new information. Someone that does not know Colton Clark, but is worried about him none the less. After all, someone has to worry about these children. Someone has to press on until they are found.

When I started this blog, I was going to make it a crime blog of sorts, and post about different missing children. However, truthfully, I don’t have a lot of time in this hectic life I live and I have been completely consumed with finding out what happened to Colton. He touched my heart.

Colton grew up in a life we don’t wish on anyone. His Bio mother and father had a drug problem and lets say they didn’t win any parent of the year awards. I have been told some inside info on them and I can tell you that the porn ring that Rebecca Clark talked about in almost every interview and even commented on here on my blog (if indeed it was her) is not true.

Colton’s father was convicted of Domestic Abuse in January of 2004 and was sentenced to 2 years in prison but the sentence was suspended, contingent that he complete certain programs including drug rehabilitation.

I know not much about Colton’s mother except that she was a drug addict and frequently disappeared for days and weeks at a time. She had only supervised visitation with the boys.From what I understand, Colton and Austin went to live with Grandparents once their father Monty went into drug rehab. At some point, this is when Becky and Rex (Rebecca and James Clark) decided to foster the children.

I am not sure what kind of background investigations you must pass to foster children, but I do know that the couple had money hardships. They were registered nurses that according to Becky had worked together in an emergency room setting.

However, in May 2002 Becky’s RN license was “temporarily suspended”. At this same time James Rex Clark “Voluntarily surrendered” his license.

In March of 2004, Becky’s RN license was “Reinstated with RN Refresher Course Required then Placed on Probation with Conditions -“Restricted”“. (This was a couple of months after Colton and Austin were in foster care. (With their Grandparents I believe).

I am not sure when Becky and Rex actually started fostering Colton and Austin. However, in September of 2004, Becky’s RN license status was “License Placed on Suspension with Conditions”.

At that point, they had the boys.

From the same article:

” Rebecca and her husband were emergency room nurses for awhile, then she worked for VisionQuest, an in-residence rehabilitative program for young men who have been involved in the judicial system. The program had a headquarters in Wewoka for awhile, but is best known for taking the youth on cross-country wagon train rides.” Because of that, and because my husband was a charge nurse at the prison, we thought we could accomplish anything with these children,” Rebecca said. James was injured in a tractor accident and homebound, so now she stays home with him and the boys, she added.

Becky stated in an article to the Seminole in April that in December of 2005 Rex had surgery. They were not working at this point as she stated that he was “homebound” and she was taking care of him and homeschooling the children.

Sounds like they were homebound because their RN licenses were lost. On a Court TV thread about Colton I have been following and a part of there was the following comment made:

concerned lady

MemberRegistered: Aug 2006Location: Posts: 2

i am close to the adopted parents and i think they are invovled in something in this case. i don’t want to believe it, but something is not right with some of the occurrences. they have had a shady past with drugs as well and that is why their nursing licences were suspended. i hope i’m wrong, but i strongly fear not.

http://boards.courttv.com/showthread.php?s=e652066204821a91b8090076cf86c78c&threadid=262073&pagenumber=3

The bold is mine.

Obviously this poster could be anyone, but the question begs, why did they lose their licenses?

I also know from some research that they were in some financial difficulty and that they almost had their home foreclosed on them and a couple of monetary judgments against them as well.Rex is a VET and was receiving VA compensation and I believe but cannot prove disability from his “tractor accident”.

I also know that when you foster children, you receive money from the government and that if these children are special needs children, you get more and receive it even after adoption.

The question begs if the boys were ever adopted because I have read many articles in which they said “foster father” a couple of times including the April Seminole article of which I have been talking about.

http://kindralore.blogspot.com/2006/07/colton-levi-clark-lots-of-details-i.html

Now, I have also found in my internet sleuthing, that in March 2005, Rex was convicted and pled no contest to Assault and Battery. Blimey, the plot does thicken. They had the boys at this point and Rex is 56 years old. Sorry but I don’t know many 56 year old men that have been convicted of Assault & Battery, unless they had anger issues.

I also have a problem with the whole runaway story. Becky sells it quite hard over and over in the interviews she gives, which to me seems odd in itself. According to her, she really did not know what happened, so why sell the runaway story? Why sell the porno ring story? To deflect guilt maybe?

The runaway story doesn’t work for me because I have played it out. Becky states in some articles that she was afraid he tried to go back to those abusing him before.

Well if she is talking about the bio parents, they have been cleared by law enforcement. If she is talking about the phantom porno ring, number one, why would he want to go back to that?BUT, let’s say he did. He wanted to leave and go back to being abused and exploited. Well, he would have had to have some sort of contact with these mysterious people. He would have had to let them know that he would be at a certain location and a certain time in order for them to get him. He would have most likely had to have phone conversations with them.LE (Law enforcement) would have checked the phone records and obviously it did not result in any leads, which means that never happened.

Now, say he packed his little back pack and got some food and ran away, out the window, like Becky states in some articles (regarding the backpack being gone as well as food, and the window being open in his bedroom).

He faces two options. He goes and hides out somewhere near where he knows, like the railroad tracks or some abandoned house (all mentioned in previous articles as well). Say he does this.The LE had searched 2,500 acres around the home. They brought in cadaver dogs, hound dogs, divers, and people on ATVs. They searched everywhere. They searched the abandoned houses; they searched the tracks they searched the water plant and everything in between. Yet they couldn’t even get a scent on him. Colton had disappeared into thin air.

Now let’s say he decided to runaway and hitch a ride. This is a rural area and farm and family oriented. What are the chances that the person that pulled over and got Colton was one that would cause him harm? Small chance yes, but it doesn’t wash for me.

Colton and Austin were home schooled once they came to live with Becky and Rex. In fact in the same article I have quoted over and over, Becky stated this:

“He was a ornery, but he was a good boy. He wasn’t a troubled child, but he had had a hard life,” Rebecca saidThey were being home-schooled because Colt hadn’t fit in at Seminole Public Schools, she said.”We told them they were going to Bowlegs after the first of the year and they have the paddle,” Rebecca laughed.But after the fire and the traumatic visit from their father, the Clarks hadn’t started the kids back in school.

The paddle? Is that a threat or a promise? Seems like an odd statement to make to me.

She also goes on in several articles to talk about when the bio father, Monty came to the house to see the boys. In this article she states:

In January, the boys’ biological father came to the house, jumped the fence and, Rebecca said, threatened to have the dogs bite Colt.”He was screaming and I ran out with the gun,” she said.”Since then, they hadn’t felt safe.”My husband has been sleeping on the couch and I on the bed and we’ve padlocked everything.”The Chihuahuas make so much noise we’d know if any-body came up.”Cold had been having night-mares about the fire and the past.

Now I have heard the inside story to this and it may or may not be true and from what I have read there are also different versions of this event, such as Monty drove up to abduct the boys but the story I know to be true is this:

Becky would not allow any contact with the boys at all including letters, phone, anything. It had been a long time since Monty had seen or spoken to them and he was with his sister and decided to drive by to see if the boys would be playing outside. The sister decided that she would ask if Monty could see the children. Becky ran out with a gun and threatened Monty’s sister. They got back in their car and drove away.

There was no police report filed so if Becky and Rex were so scared, would they have not called the police to report the incident? Wouldn’t you?

Where is Colton Levi Clark? Did he run away on April 20th or meet with foul play? Was he even there that day, or perhaps was missing way before then. Strange that he goes missing the day that he has a visit with Child Services and a psychiatrist. Strange indeed. Blimey, the plot does thicken doesn’t it?

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Colton Levi Clark – Lots of Details I have not seen

Posted by KindraLore on August 1, 2006

(this blog has been reposted after I deleted it. I saved everything and have decided to repost it all. This blog has been backposted to original date and time.)Comments made to original post are reposted too, minus dates.

I was directed to an article that was originally published by the Semiole. Unfortunately, I cannot directly pull it up because their articles are not archived but I have not seen it before. Lots of details here:

the Seminole, OK newspaper written on 4-28-06

Mom Speaks Out on Boy’s Disappearance
By KAREN ANSON Managing Editor

“The psychics say he’s in a bale of hay out there in the pas-ture.”Sixty percent of them say he’s still alive.”

Rebecca Clark, foster mother of the nine-year-old who has been missing from his Seminole Coun-ty home for more than a week, introduced herself with those words, and immediately broke into tears.

“We have $10,000 we’ve been saving to rebuild our house after the fire,” she said, tears dripping from red-rimmed, pale blue eyes.”My husband said we’d sign over our property and walk away from everything”If whoever has him will just bring him back.”

Rebecca is small and blonde, dressed in jeans, boots and a straw hat and has been taking her quest to news media statewide.She and her husband, James Rex Clark, the missing boy’s bio-logical uncle, were approached almost three years ago by the De-partment of Human Services to serve as foster parents for Colt and his 12-year-old brother.

She told tales of what the boys had been through with their bio-logical parents.”They saw and were involved in things that even adults shouldn’t know about,” Rebecca said, mentioning the drug and pornography investigations of their parents.Their mother was recently re-leased from jail and their father is in a drug rehabilitation unit.”

They changed their names when they came to live with us,” Rebecca said.”Colt became Colt Levi River Clark he’s dramatic; I am sure he’ll become an author someday.”He chose the name, Rebecca said, because Levi means “for-ever faithful” and River means “everything washed clean.””And Colt is a young horse,” Rebecca added.Colt’s brother, took the name Homer Justice Levi Homer meaning “good measure.”He wanted a good measure of justice,” Rebecca said.

Rebecca and her husband were emergency room nurses for awhile, then she worked for Vi-sionQuest, an in-residence reha-bilitative program for young men who have been involved in the judicial system.The program had a headquar-ters in Wewoka for awhile, but is best known for taking the youth on cross-country wagon train rides.

“Because of that, and because my husband was a charge nurse at the prison, we thought we could accomplish anything with these children,” Rebecca said.James was injured in a tractor accident and homebound, so now she stays home with him and the boys, she added.

Most of their time together was much like any other parent and child relationship.”He’s a sweetheart,” Rebecca said of Colton.”He draws pictures of flowers and writes ‘I love you Mama and Daddy’ on them.”He missed his biological mother, but Rebecca encouraged him, saying maybe they could see her after she finished her “pro-grams.””We prayed for her,” Rebecca said.

But it had been a hard year for the children.Last summer, the family came upon a car wreck in which a child died.”Because we’re both ER nurses, we stopped to help,” Re-becca said.”There was blood all over, but we kept the boys in the car so they couldn’t see.”Later, they saw the dead girl’s picture on television and found it was someone they’d known before.”They just fell apart,” Rebecca said.

At Christmastime, their foster father had surgery and they feared there would be no gifts.”But we’d already gotten their gifts,” Rebecca said.Two days after Christmas their house burned, including their Christmas toys and some of their dogs died.Since then they’ve lived in a shop building they were thinking of using for an exotic animal farm.”We’ve been building back a little at a time, hoping not to go into debt,” Rebecca said.

The neighbor who Colt had become close to over the past years died earlier this year.In January, the boys’ biologi-cal father came to the house, jumped the fence and, Rebecca said, threatened to have the dogs bite Colt.”He was screaming and I ran out with the gun,” she said.”Since then, they hadn’t felt safe.”My husband has been sleep-ing on the couch and I on the bed and we’ve padlocked everything.”The Chihuahuas make so much noise we’d know if any-body came up.”Cold had been having night-mares about the fire and the past.

Rebecca paints Colt as a child who loves music and can play any instrument by ear and sing like an angel.Colt was described as a “bouncing ball,” always being told to get down off things.”People thought he was re-tarded, but he just had different interests,” Rebecca said.

The stories she tells have also a bit of the darker side, probably what would be expected with the history Colt had.”When he first came to us, he hurt animals,” Rebecca said.”They had a dog that bit them and we had to get rid of him,” Rebecca said.”We let them get every puppy they wanted. People gave them things.”Colt had a special pet, a real Russian red wolf pup, who slept with him and was devoted,” Re-becca said.

“He was a ornery, but he was a good boy. He wasn’t a troubled child, but he had had a hard life,” Rebecca saidThey were being home-schooled because Colt hadn’t fit in at Seminole Public Schools, she said.”We told them they were go-ing to Bowlegs after the first of the year and they have the pad-dle,” Rebecca laughed.But after the fire and the trau-matic visit from their father, the Clarks hadn’t started the kids back in school.

“They are wonderful kids,” Rebecca said.”Colt wants to be a bull rider and a veterinarian and Homer wants to be a lawyer for chil-dren.”Colt had stolen a few dollars from Rebecca before.”I thought he was probably go-ing to buy dip with it,” Rebecca said.”They (his parents) let him dip and spit.

“The day Colt disappeared, he had just finished being grounded for sneaking into a neighbor’s house and taking beer.”He wasn’t mad any more,” Rebecca said.”But he’d watched ‘Cops’ and saw a little boy being handcuffed.”He told me they arrested that little boy because he stole stuff.”It was so silly I can’t be-lieve I let him watch that.

“Colt didn’t want to go to coun-seling or to visit with the DHS worker, afraid, Rebecca said, that he would be taken away from his second family.Since his disappearance, Homer has told about Colt disap-pearing whenever Rebecca went to town and reappearing before she came home.

“He was ornery, but he was never afraid to come home,” Re-becca said.

The day he disappeared, April 20, they were getting ready to go to a counseling session in Nor-man.After their return, a DHS worker was supposed to come over.Rebecca told the boys to dress in their new summer clothes; Colt complained, wanting to wear his boots.

While she got ready, her hus-band planned to lie down.When she looked for Colt, he was gone.”The window was up in his bedroom,” Rebecca said.Asked if she thought he’d gone out there, she said she thought at the time that he was out in the car, ready to go.When he wasn’t, she searched and called for him.

The DHS worker came and they agreed to call the sheriff; a deputy came immediately.They brought dogs and ordered the family to put up their own dogs.”It was then that we found that Colt’s Russian wolf pup was gone,” Rebecca said.

The searching continued all night.At 4 a.m. the pup returned and scratched on the door, but the boy wasn’t with him.

Now the Clarks are being con-tacted by psychics, some of whom say the boy is still on the property, and others who say he’s with another family member.The deputies continue to fol-low leads and search.

Rebecca said a friend of Colt’s told the police that he’d met someone who lived on the rail-road last winter”I never knew it was so awful back there along the tracks,” Re-becca said, talking about the weeds, shrubbery, abandoned shacks and some kind of old drain or sewer plant.

She said they found food in one of the abandoned shacks.”I remember telling him that when the VisionQuest boys ran away, the ones who stayed on the railroad tracks were the ones who were the hardest to find,” Re-becca said.

She also recalls teaching him to drive a car in case of an emer-gency.”I taught him his directions and he was proud that he could tell me the way to Grammy’s house or the VA hospital,” she said.

She recalled the time he ran away from the shelter he was taken to as a five-year-old.Rebecca returned again to her hope that, if someone has the child, they’ll bring him to the police and claim the reward.”We have $10,000, but our family is trying to help us find more,” she said Thursday after-noon.”It’s been so longand it’s going to storm again.”I had made him dress in summer clothesI can’t imagine he could be gone so long.

“COLT LEVI CLARK Case Type: Lost, Injured, Missing DOB: May 24, 1996 Sex: Male Missing Date: Apr 20, 2006 Race: White Age Now: 9 Height: 4’4” (132 cm) Missing City: WEWOKA Weight: 65 lbs (29 kg) Missing State : OK Hair Color: Brown Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Hazel Case Number: NCMC1042577 Circumstances: Colt was last seen on April 20, 2006. He was wearing blue jeans, a sky-blue shirt, white and blue tennis shoes. Colt wears glasses and has a scar above his left eyebrow.

Now I have lots of questions after reading this. I will post a new blog later about it.

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