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Monday, September 11, 2017

Spiked-Up Interest in Megan Lancaster: Some Facts Overlooked


 

Since Joe Berlinger, Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning documentarian, featured a segment on the disappearance of Megan Lancaster on his “Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio” Spike TV series, local residents have renewed speculation on what may have happened to Megan. The case is now over four years old, yet so many of us remain hopeful of finding the young lady.

It is easy to overlook possible clues to Megan's disappearance. If you are watching the Spike series, you already know some of the facts about the case. I have written blog entries about many other details that could be important. Today, I would like to list several more reports in hopes of providing important evidence. Remember, one clue may lead to unraveling the whereabouts of Lancaster.

It is my hope that someone who knows something – anything, no matter how seemingly trivial – can be the key witness to establishing the truth. God bless Megan Lancaster and her faithful family. We all must be responsible for finding this woman. By continuing our search, we pledge to be keepers of our own. Use these clues and facts – let's work together to find Megan.

Did you know …
  • Megan was last seen in Wheelersburg on April 3, 2013 (although her car was discovered at Rally's in Portsmouth). “At the time, investigators said they believed she was in extreme danger.” 

    Who saw her where in Wheelersburg? Why did invesigators believe she was in “extreme” danger already?
(“Update: Relatives of Missing Woman Still Looking for Answers. WSAZ. September 09, 2014.)

  • On April 5, 2013, family became concerned after not hearing from Megan in a couple days and her mother went to her apartment to check on her. “Later that evening, Megan’s drug dealer showed up at her mother’s house concerned. He told the family he knew something was wrong because not only had he not talked to her, he had seen her car parked at Rallys in Portsmouth for the past several days.

    Who was Megan's drug dealer and exactly why (besides her abandoned car) did he think “something was wrong”?

    (Nikki Blankenship.Spike TV brings attention to missing women.” Portsmouth Daily Times. July 21, 2017.)


  • “The family went down (to Rally's) and discovered the car was in fact Megan’s. Kadie Lancaster, Megan's sister-in-law, said that the family immediately called the police, who rather than take the car in as evidence, told the family to have the car towed to Megan’s mother’s house. There it sat until fall. A list of items collected from the car is dated October 2013.


    Why did the police have the car towed to Megan's mother's, and why did it sit un-investigated until October?
     
(Nikki Blankenship. “Spike TV brings attention to missing women.” Portsmouth Daily Times. July 21, 2017.)

  • The family says Lancaster’s wallet was found in the passenger seat of her car. “When they've tried to call her, Lancaster’s phone goes to voicemail.”

    Why did Megan leave her wallet in the car (when she evidently went to Wheelersburg)? Can't her phone be traced to cell towers?

    (Update: Relatives of Missing Woman Still Looking for Answers. WSAZ. April 09, 2013.)

  • When reporting on the possible connection Megan may have had with women missin in Chillicothe and Columbus, “Portsmouth police did not return 10TV’s calls for information on Megan Lancaster's case but Chillicothe Police said they want to hear from anyone with information on any of these cases.”

    Why didn't Portsmouth police answer?

    (Glenn McEntyre. “Police Checking Possible Connection In Missing Scioto County Woman With Chillicothe, Columbus Cases.” 10 TV WBNS. June 05, 2015.) 

     
  • Kadie Lancaster says that “Megan was always very open about her drug use and her illicit career. She remembers seeing Megan going out in public dressed in lingerie. When Kadie would ask where she was going, she remembers Megan telling her that she was dancing for a party or going out for the night with a local businessman.”

    Isn't it time to explore what parties and what businessmen were involved?

    (Nikki Blankenship. “Spike TV brings attention to missing women.” Portsmouth Daily Times. July 21, 2017.)

    • Kadie also “went on to explain that everyone always loved Megan, who had always been very social. In high school, Megan earned a scholarship to Shawnee State University (SSU) to play softball. Then, as a junior in high school, Megan got pregnant. Kadie explained that Megan continued to play softball until she was five months into her pregnancy. She soon lost her scholarship but attended SSU after high school.”

      What friends or associates at Shawnee could shed any light into Megan's life and disappearance?

      (Nikki Blankenship. “Spike TV brings attention to missing women.” Portsmouth Daily Times. July 21, 2017.)


    • It was reported: “Portsmouth Police Officer Lynn Brewer even arrested Kadie on persistency-disorderly conduct (a minor misdemeanor punishable by a $150 fine) after she publicly approached him about her sister-in-law’s case. According to Portsmouth Municipal Court records, Kadie was charged on May 18, 2016. She was arrested, jailed and later released on bond for a non-jailable offense. The case was dismissed in court. She added that the police refuse to speak with any member of the family about Megan. They have not contacted Megan’s mother in two years despite her continued effort to contact them.”

      Why the arrest and why do police refuse to speak with any member of the family about Megan?

      (Nikki Blankenship. “Spike TV brings attention to missing women.” Portsmouth Daily Times. July 21, 2017.)


    •  “Case Type STALKING PROTECTION Case Status: CLOSED File Date: 10/12/2010 DCM Track: Action: STALKING PROTECTION ORDER Status Date: 10/12/2010 Case Judge: MARSHALL, WILLIAM T”
    • “Case Type STALKING PROTECTION Case Status: CLOSED File Date: 06/07/2012 DCM Track: Action: STALKING PROTECTION ORDER Status Date: 06/07/2012 Case Judge: MARSHALL, WILLIAM T”

      Public Record: What has ever been investigated about possible threatening connections?
      (CourtView. eAccess http://sciotocountycpcourt.org/eservices/;jsessionid=88C0B60476A7DB805B9BC155EFA194B9?x=nogzZ2vf7rvOLKYBDKuVsQ)



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