In recent days the Capital Region has witnessed another person disappear from a crowd. The case has perplexed local police. How can people vanish into thin air? A friend of mine is convinced that ALL of the open Capital Region cases (like Karen Wilson, Suzy Lyall, perhaps Joshua Szostak) have sinister overtones that may never be revealed, mysteries that could go unsolved for decades.
For now, let's take a look at the Jaliek Rainwalker case. The more time that passes, the less likely this case will be resolved. The 12 year-old boy disappeared from Greenwich, NY on November 1, 2007. From the very start, things didn't add up. And while some are quick to point a finger at one they feel might be involved in Rainwalker's vanishing act, let's consider the possibilities.
1 - Abduction. There are serial killers, flesh dealers and sexual perverts crawling the landscape looking for victims. If the boy isn't dead, he may be a prisoner, perhaps somewhere nearby, perhaps somewhere very far away.
2 - Murder. In all of the vanishing persons cases, if someone in their circle of friends, neighbors, associates, family "did it," they would likely be caught. Very few killers are cold-blooded to the extent they could keep their "normal" lives going after having done such a dastardly deed.
3 - Escape. As in runaway: hide out somewhere. Someone remarked that in the Rainwalker case the lad had a fascination with African-American culture and might be living with a black family in Albany or Troy. This is 100% possible! There have been instances where kids either run away or are abducted yet remain within 10-20 miles of home for YEARS and stay off the radar so as not to be found. If families can shield criminals and illegals, who is to say a family couldn't "hide" a 12-year old?
4 - Far-Fetched Abduction Scenarios 2 and 3. Taken by aliens. Or taken by the government for experimental purposes. Well, someone would have seen the aliens by now. The government? I can't vouch for it!
What do YOU think?