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Posted by mja--inc--investigations on February 4, 2018 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)


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Mja Podcast :

This Podcast Episode Covers 7 Cases Of " CHILDREN WHO NEVER MADE IT HOME "..

Listen To Mark & Special Guest Chris Talk About The Issue's Concerning The Nations Missing Children..



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Posted by mja--inc--investigations on January 17, 2018 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)


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I watch these two Video’s every week sometimes several times a week..

Just a few funny moments to lighten the day & maybe its because I can relate to these Video’s..




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Posted by mja--inc--investigations on January 3, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)


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The numbers below are our Public Record Files that Mja releases every year..

At this time Mja has 44 staff members but only 32 staff members are active at this time due to personal leaves..

At this time Mja is working on 95 cases covering 12 States..

All figures are work related for 2017 :

Mja E-Mails : 1,275,905

Phone Hours : 8703

Research Hours : 108,070

Mja Postings on Web-Sites : 1103

Mja Podcast Production Hours : 136

2017 Phone Staff Meetings One on One Hours  : 726

2017 Mja Webmaster Hours : 912

Hours of Travel : 140

Miles of Travel : 6,716

Search Man-Hours : 2,730

In 2017 Mja had "  186,225  " visitors at our web-site located at :


In 2017 Mja NY Staff Traveled to only 2 States..

Those States were Vermont--New Hampshire..

4 Trips to New Hampshire

3 Trips to Vermont

In 2017 Mja IN Staff Traveled to 2 States...

Those States were Michigan & Ohio..

6 Trips to Michigan

6 Trips to Ohio

Even though the States traveled is down for 2017 we worked alot of area's in Indiana--Michigan--Ohio--Vermont--New Hampshire..

Mja Money Spent for 2017 to operate Mja : $ 3,998.00

The 32 active Mja staff members for 2017 averaged paying $ 125.00 for the year 2017 to carry out our work..

32 Members X  $ 125.00 = ==== $ 4,000.00


In 2017 Mja Spent : $ 3,998.00

In 2017 Mja made $ 15.00 selling items on our web-site at our Mja Gift Shop..



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Posted by mja--inc--investigations on December 2, 2017 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)


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The 5 New Case Files are done & we started working on the Cases on 12-2-17...


MISSING : Janis Kay Sanders - Michigan

Mja Date : 12-2-17

Mja Case File I.D. : JKS--091


MISSING : Bernice Charlotte Gray - Michigan

Mja Date : 12-2-17 

Mja Case File I.D. : BCG--092


MISSING : Daisy Belle Marshall - Indiana

Mja Date : 12-2-17

Mja Case File I.D. : DBM--093


MISSING : Trudy Leann Appleby - Illinois

Mja Date : 12-2-17

Mja Case File I.D. : TLA--094


MISSING : Heather Dawn Mullins Zimmerman

Mja Date : 12-2-17

Mja Case

File I.D. : HDMZ--095


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Posted by mja--inc--investigations on November 8, 2017 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)


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Mja is joining in on the search of 5 new Missing Persons Cases that will be added to our Case Files.. When we get these Cases added Mja will be working on 95 Cases covering 12 States..


Photo's concerning these Cases have been posted in our Mja Photo Gallary :

Under : Mja Inc Investigations Case Photo's -- 2

Starting Photo : 73


Ending Photo : 90


CASE -- 1

MISSING : Janis Kay Sanders

The 24 year old White Female went Missing on July 20, 1975 from Niles Michigan located in Berrien County..

Janice Sanders was last employed as a waitress at Pete's Patio Restaurant in the city of Niles..

The 24 year old was last seen leaving this location during the late evening hours of July 20, 1975...


CASE -- 2

MISSING : Bernice Charlotte Gray

The 24 year old White Female went Missing on 12-26-1991 from  St. Clair Shores Michigan LOCASTED IN Macomb County..

Bernice Gray disappeared from St. Clair Shores after dropping off her daughter at a day care center...

The 24 year old Gray never showed up to work as a medical records clerk in Southfield...


CASE -- 3

MISSING : Daisy Belle Marshall

The 46 year old White Female Vanished With-Out A Trace on June 15, 1993 from Evansville Indiana located in Vanderburgh County..

Daisy Marshall has been missing since June of 1993..

Marshall's former husband told police he last saw her around 14.00 on June 15, 1993, before he lay down to take a nap...

When he awoke she was missing...


CASE -- 4

MISSING : Trudy Leann Appleby

The 11 year old White Female Vanished With-Out A Trace on August 21, 1996 from Moline Illinois located in Scott County...

Appleby was last seen in Moline, Illinois on August 21, 1996...

She was last seen getting into an older, four-door silver or grey vehicle with an unknown white male...

The male was described as being in his 20's with brown, curly hair...


CASE -- 5

MISSING : Heather Dawn Mullins Zimmerman


Heather Dawn Mullins Zimmerman was last seen going to a party at a mobile home park off Route 136 just outside of Rantoul on Memorial Day weekend...

Heather left all of her personal belongings at home...

Her purse had been stolen shortly before her disappearance and she was not carrying any credit cards, cash or identification as a result..


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Posted by mja--inc--investigations on June 9, 2017 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (2)


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MISSING : 21 year old Maura Murray

Missing Since : February 9, 2004

Location Last Seen : Haverhill New Hampshire

Photo's concerning this Case can be found & our Photo Gallary..

Click on : Mja Inc Investigations Case Photo's -- 2

Go to : Page--2

Starting Photo :  61


Ending Photo :  72


Some time after 7:00 pm, a Woodsville, New Hampshire, resident heard a loud thump outside of her house...

Through her window she could see a car up against the snowbank along Route 112..

The resident telephoned the Grafton County Sheriff's Department at 7:27 pm to report the accident...

At about the same time another neighbor saw the car as well as someone walking around the vehicle...

A school bus driver returning home, noticed the young woman was not bleeding but cold and shivering...

He offered to telephone for help. She asked him not to call the police (one police report says "pleaded") and assured him she'd already called AAA. (AAA has no record of any such call.)

Knowing there was no cell phone reception in the area, the bus driver continued home and phoned the police...

His call was received by the Sheriff's Department at 7:43 pm...

He was unable to see Maura's car while he made the phone call but did notice several cars pass on the road before the police arrived...

At 7:46 pm, a Haverhill police officer arrived at the scene...

No one was inside or around the car...

The car's windshield was cracked on the driver's side and both airbags had deployed...

The car was locked. Inside and outside the car he discovered red stains that looked to be red wine...

The officer found a damaged box of Franzia wine on the rear seat...

Missing were Maura's debit card, credit cards, and cell phone, none of which have been located or used since her disappearance...

At 8:00 to 8:30 pm, a contractor returning home from Franconia saw a young person moving quickly on foot eastbound on Route 112 about 4 to 5 miles (6 to 8 km) east of where Maura's vehicle was discovered...T

his wasnt reported until 3 months later..

Just before 8:00 pm, EMS and a fire truck arrived to clear the scene...

By 8:49 pm, the car had been towed to a local garage...

At about 9:30 pm, the responding officer left...

A rag believed to have been part of Maura's emergency roadside kit was discovered stuffed into the Saturn's muffler pipe...

Authorities would only refer to Maura as missing the next day, almost twenty-four hours after she was last seen...


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Missing : Donald Messier [ 10/18/06-Vermont ]

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on June 6, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)


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Missing : Donald Messier

Photo's concerning this Case can be found in our Photo Gallary @ :

Mja Inc Investigations Case Photo's --2

PAGE :  1

Starting Photo : 49


Ending Photo :  60


On 10/18/06 34 year old Donald Messier of Waterbury Center was reported missing by family members to the Vermont State Police...

Messier was last seen at a party in Waitsfield in the early morning hours of Sunday 10/15/06...

Messier did not return to work on Monday and has not contacted friends or family members since that date...

He was last seen wearing blue jeans with a plaid black and blue button up type shirt...

He was driving a red 1997 Ford F-150 pick up truck with NASCAR number displayed in the rear window...

The truck was displaying VT registration BGG890...

Messier has been reportedly depressed and suicidal...

Family members are concerned that he might intend to harm himself; however, there is no information to suggest that he is a threat to the public...

Since his disappearance there has been no cell phone--bank account-- or credit card activity...

There have been no signs of Donald Messier or his Truck..

There is also no information to suggest foul play at this time...


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Posted by mja--inc--investigations on June 2, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)


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As of June 1st 2017 Mja has been open & operating for 16 years..

We have shared a lot of success & gaining new relationships to help Mja with our work...

Mja Inc Investigations 3 founding Partner’s would like to Thank our Staff for all their hard work & their dedication to our Cause..

We would like to give a Special Thanks to Patty Bishop our very first Client for helping Mja to grow through the years..

Mja wants to Thank all of our Clients who trusted in us to work on their Loved One’s Case..

We would like to Thank “ Together We Stand “ & PodCasters Tim & Lance for all their help in keeping some of our Cases into the Public Eye..

We would like to Thank our Law-Enforcement & Media Contacts & our sources who have provided Info..

Mja at this time are working on 90 Cases covering 12 States & in 2017 we hope to add 3 new Cases to our Case Files..

We would like to Thank the People who visit our web-site & other web-sites we post our work on..

In 16 years a Million People have read what we have posted..

Mja would like to remind people that our web-site is active to the Public..

You can join our web-site..

You can Blog or post Cases as a member or a guest..

Thanks Everyone for a very Productive Year..


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Posted by mja--inc--investigations on June 2, 2017 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)


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Mja Press Release :

On June 17th & 18th Mja is asking for 20 to 30 Volunteers to help search an area that hasn't been searched yet for Miss Murray..

June 17th meet in the back of the parking lot at Wal--Mart in Woodsville NH at 9am or closest to that time as possible..

All you have to do is read a 6 line waiver & sign your name..

Then we will go out to the search site..

June 18th staring time at 11:15am..

Items you should bring :

1 can of Tick & Insect Repellant..

2 bottles of something to drink & Mja will have some on hand..

If anyone has any simple waki-talkies with a 3 mile radius bring them also..

Some type of a walking stick would help because we are talking 13 years of leafs falling & ect..

A walking stick would be nice to use to move leaf's around..

The best way to dress : long pants & light top but with a long sleeved shirt also..

If anyone has any questions you can contact Mja at : 518-310-1479 or e-mail us :

[email protected]


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Welcome To CrawlSpace : Bri Ep5: Brianna's Friend Katie

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on May 28, 2017 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)


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Published on May 26, 2017

Welcome to Crawlspace

This is episode five of our series on Brianna Maitland's disappearance.

In this episode Lance Reenstierna, Tim Pilleri, and Chloe Canter talk to Brianna's friend Katie Manning. Katie talks about her beliefs and memories about Brianna and her disappearance.

Bri Ep5: Brianna's Friend Katie



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Posted by mja--inc--investigations on May 17, 2017 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)


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Mja has decided to start our own True Crime Podcast :

Deep Into The Woods

Missing Persons & Unsolved Crimes & The Doe's

" Deep Into The Woods " Promo Video link below..

Alot of the Cases we will be covering will be from our Case Files...

We will have Special Episodes some covering :

The Zodiac Killer

The BTK Killer

Unsolved Murdered Couples

We will have Guest Speakers covering about every case we present...

Mja will keep you posted when our first episode will be released...

Here is the Promo Video :



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Posted by mja--inc--investigations on May 14, 2017 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)


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" When they lay my body down there will be no mourners around "

" When they lay my body down all the woman I put into the ground will never be found "...

Thats complete control !!

Thats complete power over the Victims Family not knowing & will never know what happened to their Family member..

" I am the Reapers murderous hand "


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Missing : Maura Murray--Helena's Work

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on May 13, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)


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Published on May 8, 2017

In this episode Lance Reenstierna & Tim Pilleri speak to Troy and John Smith about their work with Helena Dwyer Murray on Maura's case. Helena, who ran the family website and FB page, passed away on April 22nd, 2017..

Ep 46: Helena's Work



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Welcome to Crawlspace : Cellar Series Episode 3

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on May 5, 2017 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)


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Published on May 3, 2017

Welcome to Crawlspace : Cellar Series Episode 3

For this interview we bring you Elizabeth Yardley, associate professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University in Birmingham, U.K. We talk about Criminology and her new true crime podcast Crime Bites, which is fantastic..



Check out Liz's true crime podcast Crime Bites: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/c...

Follow her on Twitter :

https://twitter.com/ProfLizYardley, and

Crime Bites: https://twitter.com/CrimeBitesPod


Mja Inc : Notes

The subjects you were speaking about were the types of 3 day Workshops that I & another founding Partner took during our College years..

Its safe to say that we have attended over 100 of the 3 day Workshop's thru the years..

This is also how we studied the body language of a Suspect & re-creating a death or crime scene..

That education helped us to gain alot of experience..

It also helps when interviewing Serial Killers & Inmate Informates..

We still learn as we go along & I have been at this 40 years...


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Missing Maura Murray : Ep 45: PI Perspective

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on May 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)


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Missing Maura Murray : Ep 45: PI Perspective

Published on Apr 28, 2017

In this episode Lance Reenstierna & Tim Pilleri speak to private investigator and occasional bounty hunter Greg Overacker...

The conversation is about Maura Murray, Brianna Maitland, and some stories from Greg's past jobs...



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Posted by mja--inc--investigations on April 26, 2017 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)


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Ground Searches :

Everyday we come up empty because we have been handed looking for your last foot-steps before you Vanished With-Out A Trace is very heartbreaking..

Every empty day & another Heartbreak makes it hard to keep the Faith until I get home & see your Photo on my wall just smiling..

Thats where my next step -- my hope & my Faith is refreshed..


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Posted by mja--inc--investigations on April 22, 2017 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)


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MM--061  [ 2-9-2004 ]


BRI_M--059  [ 3-19-2004 ]

MISSING : MAURA MURRAY   [ 2-9-2004 ]



Lets look at these Cases in a logical way..

Which so far has not worked..

All Police Protocals after the fact didn't help by labeling these Young Ladies into terms that somehow more or less was saying it was these Young Ladies choices that led them to disappear with-out a trace..

Lets look at all the many season's of the years that have passed since they disappeared..

You would have thought by now that Ground searchers--a hunter--a hiker--a fisherman or a skier would have found some type of  Human Remains...

There is no physical evidence that has been found tied to the Cases..

MISSING : MAURA MURRAY  { 2-9-2004 }

Miss Murray we must consider her disappearance was an Stranger Abduction since she was driving from UMass...

Yes its possible that Miss Murray could have been followed from UMass but we think that's highly unlikely..

On 2-9-2004 Miss Murray disappeared from the Woodsville N.H. area after she had a one car accident..

Miss Murray refused help on 3 occasions & around 10 minutes later Miss Murray just Vanished..

Then its reported the K-9's lost her scent about 100 yards down the road from the school bus driver..

So is it logical that Miss Murray would accept help on the 4th attempt just 100 yards down the road  ?

It could mean what ever happened to Miss Murray did in fact happened right there...

The Questions remain : Did Miss Murray enter the vehicle willingly or was Miss Murray forced to get into the vehicle ?

Something else it always puzzled us : On each side of the road there was snow banks about 5 feet tall..

If Miss Murray had thought she was in danger all she had to do was clear one of those snow banks head into the dark & they would have never found her..

Miss Murray : Track Star--expert mountain hiker & an ex West Point Cadet..

This says a lot about the person who abducted Miss Murray..

Mja after searching for Miss Murray for the last 12 years knows a lot of ground has been covered..


Missing : Brianna Maitland  [ 3-19-2004 ]

Miss Maitland left her work place about around 11:20pm on 3-19-2004 a Friday & disappeared...

1.3 miles the route to Miss Maitland's home her vehicle was found rammed in reverse into an empty house..

The vehicle was never considered a Crime Scene for the Trooper stated he thought it was a one car accident or a drunk driver...

So there was a delay that the VSP had Miss Maitland's vehicle...

Miss Maitland's history is she stood-up for what she believed in so could that be the possible reason why Miss Maitland disappeared ?

One avenue to follow on the Maitland Case is that Miss Maitland knew her Abductor..

Just as at one time the FBI came out & said it very possible Miss Maitland's vehicle was planted at the empty house to throw off the Investigation..

Miss Maitland was highly trained in the Martial Arts..

This is why we believe there was some type of a struggle because what we saw in Miss Maitland's vehicle & what was said found outside of the vehicle..

There is a slight hint of evidence that Miss Maitland did get out of the vehicle during the struggle...

One thing :

None of Miss Maitland's blood was ever found in the vehicle...

Case On Point :

The Killer wasn't aggressive enough with an all out blitz attack because the Perp didn't want Miss Maitland bleeding in his vehicle..

We also believe that Miss Maitland thought she was still in control at that point because they were not very aggressive trying to control her..

It could also still suggest that some type of weapon was used to control Miss Maitland & really we cant count out a Hot-Shot being used on her..

Mja was at the command center for the Klaas Kids Ground Searches for Miss Maitland on 4-3-2004..

Mja had 4 of our NY members with equipment so we went out & started doing our Investigations because we had access to Search Grids...

The Montgomery VT  area & beyond hasn't produced the search results we had hoped for when we started searching these area's...

Woodsville,NH & Montgomery VT area's are so much alike--very remote..

Mja has followed every lead on the Maitland Case that we know about & have heard about..

No solid physical evidence tied to the Case & the ground searches have produced nothing in 13 years...

Its like the Killers have a hiding place know one has discovered yet..

In just recent years some Killers started burying their victims on their property...

But that's a very bold move & mistake to make because all it takes is the one right Judge to sign the search warrant & your cooked well done..

Once again a type of Killer who thought he could fool everybody & he didn't think they would ever search his property...

There is no way to explain that away when the victim is found on your property..

Even though this avenue is possible we find it very unlikely on these 2 Cases..

On both Cases we still use a lot of GEO search locations..

So as it stands " We Are To Believe That We Have Two Killers Within 95 Miles From Each Other " ?

Who ever the killers are they have some of the tricks of the trade...

A lot of our Investigators were trained or are Old School Investigators...

I Profile in my Mind concerning the killer or killer's :

What they look like--- his voice sounds---their body language--their over all mannerisms---their common reactions...

Our Profilers can see the Killers right before our eyes but we just cant I.D. their face--how & why the victims were murdered..

Going by our schooling & experience its safe to say the type of Persons we are looking for but the Killers know this..

So they use counter- measures to off set any training you might have had & you know this but sometimes its hard to pick-up on that your being led to water...

One thing I am sure of we have that at least 5 staff members that if we had ever talked to the Killers we would know it..

While your doing that Dance with a Suspect they cant help to show you that they are in control with a hint of a confession without saying the words..

Its just something in their human-make up that just cant be changed..

Several of our Staff loves those types of Interviews because the more they talk the more you learn but yet they still think they are in control..


You just let them talk : Let them spin themselves in a web of hints that can be confirmed...

This can be found in every Killers DNA -- the Facts are there on the black-board but yet no Solid Evidence for an arrest...

A lot of our Staff was trained that there is " NO PERFECT MURDER " & there NEVER IS THE PERFECT ABDUCTION & MURDER..

Mistakes are made--items can be left behind--finger prints--hair & fiber then when DNA came in & now there is touch DNA...

You can now re-test old evidence using these new methods that could lead to Convictions..

There is always something left behind at any Crime Scene...

Unless their pro evidence scrubers that gets rid of evidence also-- but that's very unlikely concerning these 2 Cases..

It seems the only way these Cases will be solved is we have to Think Way Out Of Box...

There has to be common factors in each of Missing Female Cases--Not that they are Related--but in each Case there has to be something that stick's out that could solve both Cases..

In each Case its like an important factor that could balance out what we are looking for at this time..


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Crawlspace Podcast : Cases 2 & 3

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on April 18, 2017 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)


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Published on Apr 14, 2017

Welcome to Crawlspace.

This is an introduction episode to the two new cases that we're diving into..

More episodes to come in these cases - Missing & Dead Men of Boston, the Dean Murder of Jaffrey, and Brianna Maitland's disappearance..

Cases 2 & 3


Missing Maura Murray : Ep 44: Examining Original

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on April 18, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)


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Maura Murray went Missing on 2-9-2004 from the Woodsville New Hampshire driving east on route 112 into the darkness..

When Miss Murray had a one car accident & disappeared less than 10 minutes later..

Published on Apr 13, 2017

In this episode Lance Reenstierna & Tim Pilleri read original articles from February of 2004 and analyse the details..

We also talk to writer Chris Peak about his thoughts on how the case was covered in the early days from a journalistic standpoint..


Follow this show and documentary on Twitter


Posted by mja--inc--investigations on April 8, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)


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Into my Dreams into the night & what I see isn't a perfect picture..

My Guardian Angel & the Ghosts of the Past with the Devil listening in & watching for when my Soul has been haunted & when will it stop where I move on to turn page..

The deck is stacked against me at every turn & more so when its a concerning Missing Persons & Unsolved Crimes & The Doe's that is a ColdCase..

I thought years ago that I gave my Soul to the Calling which was to help get Cases some type of closure..

I breathed that in for years concerning my work thinking it was my Calling & even though I questioned myself how far would I go to seek Justice..

I was trained old-school the starting the Miami Vice Days famous for there Undercover Operations..

Back in the day we bent rules but never breaking them & we thought out of the box..

I had some of the Best Handlers & I made the rules of making Cases..

My first rule was no making Cases on Family & Friends which was granted & if one of them needed rehab we got them help under the books..

A Female friend of mine got herself into trouble with Prosutiton at a Gambingly House..

I arranged a deal for her : If she gave up the names & lay out the house plan they would raid the place & her name would never show up on any paper work..

They raided the Gambling House & found books for Credit to GM & Chrysler workers..

Before the Trial they sent us both to Brandon Floria until court time..

Some Reporter's have asked when I will retire from this work & my reply was never..That I will die at my desk just like my first Handler..

My Guardian Angel guides me to the right path that has been less taken--The Ghost's are the Victims where there is no movement on the Case..

The Devil is there to keep everything in check that is balanced in his Favor..

But with more Missing Person being found & more Doe's are being Indentified & the of the Unsolved Homicides being solved--the Devil has lost his EDGE.. 


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