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Archive for November, 2006

Sheriff Believes Colton Clark Is Dead

Posted by KindraLore on November 26, 2006

Article from the Seminole Producer. Thanks for the heads up to an unnamed friend that alerted me about the article. The Seminole Producer doesn’t archive their news articles online so I put them on here as soon as I can.

Sheriff Believes Colton Clark Is Dead

Staff Writer

Seven months have passed since the disappearance of Colton Clark, leading officials to believe Colton is dead.

“Nobody has seen him or anything,” Sheriff Joe Craig said. “I just have a gut feeling.”

Colton disappeared April 20 from his adoptive parents’ home where he was last seen.
His disappearance led to a manhunt that wasn’t called off until April 22.

After the manhunt was called off, agencies continued to search the area with efforts from Equusearch, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, surrounding counties, and even agencies out of Texas.
Tips were also received from various sources ranging from psychics, UPS drivers, and people driving down the road. No clues or tips have led to finding Colton or that it was even Colton reporting parties saw.

“So far we’re at a standstill,” Craig said. “Just from what I know about the young man and his outside activities, somebody’s had to have seen him,” he continued. But since no one has seen him, the sheriff believes Colton is dead although there isn’t any physical evidence of his death either.

“It’s a mystery,” the sheriff said. “We’ve got a lot of unanswered questions. “Hopefully we can get that one break or one piece of information that will help us.”

The sheriff said he wants to keep Colton’s information alive and to keep hoping despite the mystery the case has become.

Colton’s brother, Homer, was also reported missing in late September. Homer was found within hours of the report although Rebecca Clark, the boys’ adoptive mother had not seen Homer for five days. Homer was reported missing Sept. 30 when Seminole County deputies responded to a burglary at a nearby house. Once Homer was found, he was taken to the Sheriff’s Office and later placed in DHS custody.

Craig believes Homer remains in DHS custody. The Clark family could not be reached by press time.

As usual, the Clarks could not be reached for comment.


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Holidays and a time of Reflection

Posted by KindraLore on November 22, 2006

As the holidays approach and we get ready to give thanks in a gathering of loved ones and can once again bond with those we don’t see very often, I would like to acknowledge those families out there that go through this difficult task with a loved one missing.

Times get hectic, we get overwhelmed with cooking, and family and self absorbed in our own cocoon of life. However, when you say Grace during your Thanksgiving festivities – gathered around with your family and loved ones, give a thought and say a little prayer for those that have loved ones missing as well as the missing.

Think of those missing and where they may be. Not at home with the ones surrounding them but somewhere else; and pray that they are ok after all. Give a little thought and say a little prayer for those that have missing loved ones. How hard it must be to keep going, day by day, hour after hour – not knowing where their loved one is if that person is ok. How hard the holidays must be for them.

Yesterday was the seventh month anniversary that Colton Clark went missing. I think of a little boy out there somewhere. I think of his brother Austin (Homer) Clark and the fact that he is in a strange environment once again, and hope that he is ok and with people that have his best interest at heart.

I look at my own children and I give thanks when I safely tuck them into bed. I give thanks that I can read a story and give goodnight kisses, and I wonder, wonder where Colton is, as well as all the others missing.

For all those families out there that are missing loved ones, my heart and prayers go out to you on this difficult time. To all those missing, I pray you find your way home safe, and in the arms of those that love you.

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Colton Clark – The Unpublished Article

Posted by KindraLore on November 21, 2006

Well I was disappointed today when I waited and waited patiently for the article on Colton to be published at Court TV and it wasn’t. I emailed crime writer Chuck Hustmyre and asked him what was going on.

He informed me that Court TV decided not to publish the article due to the fact that one had been published a few months ago. Here is the article they are referring to:Crime Library – Colton Clark

He did send me the article and gave me permission to post it here. I want to thank Chuck for taking the time to look into Colton’s case and to write this article and to at least allow me to publish it here.

Here is the unpublished article. Chuck wanted me to say that he would like to hear from anyone that knows anything in the disappearance of Colton Clark.

Colt Levi Clark

SEMINOLE, Okla. (Crime Library) — Colt Clark vanished from his aunt and uncle’s home last spring. He hasn’t been seen since. Rebecca Clark says when she last saw her 9-year-old nephew he was sitting on the sofa, playing a video game with his 12-year-old brother, Homer.

Clark says she told the boys to get changed for a trip into Norman. Colt had an appointment with a psychiatrist. Later that evening, a case worker from the state Department of Human Services was supposed to stop by to talk to Colt. Rebecca’s husband, Rex, the boys’ uncle, is disabled and was lying down in his bedroom while Rebecca got ready for their trip. When she walked into the living room, Rebecca says, Homer was there but Colt was gone.

Rebecca Clark waited more than six hours before calling the Sheriff’s Office to report the boy missing.

Several area canvasses, including one by the hi-tech search and recovery outfit Texas EquuSearch, turned up nothing.

In October, Homer Clark disappeared, but his aunt didn’t report him missing for five days. However, once alerted, sheriff’s deputies quickly found the missing boy hiding out at a nearby trailer park.

Colt and Homer have been living with their aunt and uncle for the last three years, since the Department of Human Services took them away from their parents. Seminole County Sheriff Joe Craig says accusations against the parents indicate the boys were victims of sexual abuse.

In the eight months since Colt disappeared, no credible information has turned up as to his whereabouts. “We haven’t developed any more leads,” Sheriff Craig says. “We’re stumped.”

Craig says he suspects Rebecca and Rex Clark know more than they’re saying. Both have refused to take polygraph examinations. “To this day,” the sheriff says, “when you talk to them about Colt they talk about him in the past tense.”

At the time he disappeared, Colt Levi Clark was 4 feet 4 inches tall and weighed 65 pounds. He wears glasses and has a scar above his left eyebrow. He had on blue jeans, a sky blue shirt, and blue and white sneakers.

Anyone with information about Colt Levi Clark is asked to call either the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office at (405) 382-9340.

(Chuck Hustmyre)

For more information on Chuck Hustmyre, please visit his website: Chuck Hustmyre

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Patience is a Virtue

Posted by KindraLore on November 20, 2006

One thing I have learned while following the disappearance of Colton Clark is that you must definitely have some patience. Maybe my mind works differently than others, but when a young child disappears of the face of the earth, I expect everything that can be done, will be done in order to find out where this child is. Just because there have been no sightings, no new leads, no knew information, does not mean that this case is hopeless and should be forgotten.

Quite the contrary. In fact, when there are no sightings or leads at all, almost from day one, to me is very disturbing. When a child of nine years old goes missing in broad daylight, I would suspect that someone knows or has seen something. Yet there is no one at this point that has came forward to give any pertinent information pertaining to the disappearance of this child.

Sometimes however, things just come on their own time. Although there has been very little media regarding this case, very little visible action regarding the adoptive parents, very little leads, very little anything, I still believe that it is just a matter of time.

On this note, Friday I was contacted by a crime writer for Court TV who is doing a story on Colton. This is wonderful news because as you know Court TV is a National news source and may drum up more information, leads and support to find Colton. Chuck Hustmyre is a retired law enforcement officer as a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). He has written many crime novels and for many publications such as The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Law & Order magazine, Tactical Response, Court TV’s Crime Library, Crime Magazine, American Health & Fitness, and Hustler.

He is a seasoned reporter and writer with the knowledge of being ex law enforcement. I am excited that Chuck has chosen to write about Colton and I hope he continues to pursue the truth in this case beyond this article.

His article regarding the disappearance of Colton Clark will be available here on Monday after 12 noon. Court TV Crime Library

Regardless, I will continue to have patience and follow this case to the very end. Colton Levi Clark disappeared April 20, 2006. Where is he? Time WILL tell. I can wait.

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Info from SCSD

Posted by KindraLore on November 7, 2006

Per a request I have revised this and taken out info on the source in which I received this, as well as one other item of information in which I went back and forth about posting anyway.

Revised 11/8/06

Interview from Source with Seminole Co. Sheriff’s Dept.:

I just called the SCSD and they said they could neither confirm nor deny that Rebecca had hired a PI. He actually said it was the first he had heard of it and speculated she could have been referring to either TES, or maybe even her attorney, who, he says, is responsible for telling the Clarks not to submit to the LDT or to cooperate with authorities.

He told me that aside from the initial investigation, which he says is still actively ongoing, Rebecca has had little to no contact with them aside from when Homer was picked up. He also said that they were taking a wait and see approach to questioning Homer and letting DHS “do their thing” and that they have him in counseling and that they are hoping he will reveal information over time during his sessions with them. He confirmed Homer was still in DHS custody.

The debris from the burnt out house has been removed over the last couple of months. He said they had all types of dogs used in the initial search for Colton and no trail of any kind was picked up and that they searched through the debris and surrounding area extensively.

He said a neighbor claimed to have seen Colton about a week before he was reported missing. I forgot to confirm whether he felt the neighbor could have mistaken Homer for Colton.

As for finding Homer, a dog was used there but not the same one that was used to search for Colton. The dog used to find Homer took the LE handler right to Homer. While several dogs were used in the search for Colton, this particular dog was not.

He said they are very concerned after this much time that there have been no sightings or reports made in regards to Colton. He said several had called in thinking they saw Colton and it turned out to be Homer. He said the truck that was reported to have been on the Clarks property never was actually on their property, but rather a few miles away and that they feel they have questioned the man who owns that truck after another party reported seeing a similar truck with a boy in it. It turned out t be a grandfather who was dropping his (much younger than Colton) grandson at daycare and that the boy did not even bare a resemblance to Colton.

Lastly, he said there were other areas in which he would consider Rebecca to have been less than cooperative but did not elaborate. He also mentioned that Mr. Clark is able to go out and about so he is not homebound, although he did sustain debilitating injuries which have impaired him.

For the most part, this is all I was able to learn from talking with LE. I tried to think of as many questions as I could think of to ask. If there are any other questions you would like me to ask, let me know and I will be happy to do so.

One thing I did want to clarify, when she said that Austin/Homer had not been interviewed, it is meaning that since he has been in the custody of DHS. He was interviewed initially at least once by the Sheriff’s Dept. and/or OSBI and had not provided any new information into the disappearance of Colton.

I would like to urge all again, anyone that may know any information, no matter how small to contact the Seminole Sheriff’s Department (1-405-257-5445) or (1-405-382-9340).

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Timeline Into the Disappearance of Colton Clark

Posted by KindraLore on November 2, 2006

This blog for the time line can change as anything is updated and if I left anything out, please feel free to email at the link provided to the right of the site.

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

March 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).

September of 2004 Becky’s RN license status was “License Placed on Suspension with Conditions”. At that point they had the boys.

December 27, 2005 Wildfires plagued the area and the Clarks “lost their home” in the wildfires. They resorted to living in a “Shop Building”.

January 2006 – (According to the Seminole Producer Article dated 4/28/06)

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

Other versions of the Monty story were told and can be revisited in the blog “Blimey the Plot Thickens”.

Blimey the Plot Thickens

April 20, 2006

9:00AM Becky was spotted at a local business. The business owner states he HEARD Colton with Becky. He did not SEE Colton. I believe he may have heard Austin instead

1:00PM Ok this is confusing. Colton had a physiatrist appointment at 1:00PM.

(Update – The appointment was in Norman, Oklahoma, which is about 1 1/2 hours from Wewoka, Oklahoma – where the Clarks live. They would of had to leave the home IF they were really planning to go to the appointment – no later than 11:30AM. (BUT according to the Seminole Producer article quoted below, Rex was going to lay down, so it was probably much earlier in where they took their time).

So, if they were getting ready to go and then Becky discovered Colton missing, she would have discovered him missing between 11:00-11:30AM. However, the DHS worker was the one that called LE, and according to online news articles, that appointment was not until 4:00PM. That would have made Colton missing about FIVE hours before police were called).

According to the Seminole Producer Article on 4/28/06:

The day he disappeared, April 20, they were getting ready to go to a counseling session in Norman. 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 husband 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.
Now, DHS had a 4:00PM appointment with the Clarks. So, if the DHS worker was the one that called the Sheriff’s Department at least THREE critical hours had gone by. (See update above. It was more like FIVE hours)

4:00Pmish-4:00AM Searchers searched to find Colton to no avail.

April 21, 2006 – April 24, 2006 Searchers searched on foot, in helicopters, with dogs, ATVs. Flyers posted. An Amber Alert was not issued as LE was given information that it was thought the boy had ran away. Dogs found no scent of Colton at neither the Clark residence nor anywhere else.

April 25, 2006 Search scaled back. Sheriff’s Department states that there are no new leads.

May 12, 2006 Missing Oklahoma boy may be in Delray Beach

Reports come out stating that an unidentified caller spotted Colton in Delray Beach. This report turns out to be unsubstantiated and in fact the address given did not exist.

May 13, 2006 The adoptive mother, Rebecca Clark, has now refused the Sheriff’s request to submit to a polygraph examination including her twelve-year-old son Homer.

“My husband is on medication, and so is my son (Homer),” Rebecca Clark said.
“They were already interviewed by the FBI and OSBI. My husband went to the
psychiatrist at the VA (Veterans Affairs Department) and has PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and so do the boys from the trauma of abuse.”

Clark said a volunteer attorney agreed with a psychiatrist who sees her sons and advised them against the polygraph.

“He said it would be a lose-lose situation. The only thing that would be gained
from that is nothing, and it wouldn’t be accurate with my husband and son being
on medication and having PTSD,” Clark said.

May 25, 2006 Texas EquuSearch agrees to come and search for Colton. Neither Rebecca nor Rex Clark showed up to the search site to meet the team. Days later, the Sheriff’s Department contacted the Clarks to see why and they stated that THEY got a tip that Colton was being held in a motel in Dallas.

Meanwhile I wonder if this is the so-called “tip” that they were chasing. Also why did they not let the LE handle tips? What if Texas EquuSearch actually found Colton and they were nowhere to be found?

Tip they chased if infact they did?

And from the Texas EquuSearch website. (Notice it states “more details to follow”, yet they have never updated it. When I emailed the site that told me that any updates would be available via the website)

Tim Miller and a select team of Texas EquuSearch members arrived in Seminole, OK
late Tuesday night. They were greeted by Special Agent, Gary Perkins of the
OSBI, early Wednesday morning and a search plan was formulated. EquuSearch was
joined by the Seminole Co Sheriff’s Office and worked long into the night. ATVs,
boats with side scan sonar and our aerial drone were deployed. Thursday search
is centered around key spots our drone identified. More details to follow later.

September 26, 2006 According to reports, at 5:30AM Becky takes Rex to the hospital and leaves 12 year old Homer (Austin) Clark alone. Austin runs away. During the week he is spotted at various locations around town. During the week Rebecca runs to and from the hospital and home, knowing Austin has disappeared but fails to call LE.

September 30, 2006

3:30PM Sheriff’s Department go to the Clark’s residence, investigating a break in and burglary of a neighbor’s home. At that time Rebecca Clark reports Austin Clark missing. The Clarks waited FIVE full days to report Austin (Homer) missing and did not do it until the Sheriff’s Department was at their door.

That day Rex Clark was released from the hospital and had been out looking for Austin before the Sheriff’s Department arrived.

8:30PM Austin was located in a near by trailer park. The dogs did pick up a scent of Austin.

To Date: To date Austin (Homer) Clark is currently being held in the care DHS. There is an ongoing investigation. To this date there have been no further sitings of Colton Levi Clark. He is still considered Missing Endangered.

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