On April 22,1998 a young lady named Peggy Carr was out doing errands when in broad daylight, in a Wilmington shopping mall parking lot, she was abducted by two men that recently been released from jail and were on “what we know now” over a week long crime spree of stealing, committing murders and unspeakable crimes. Peggy’s remains were recovered over seven months later in Bladen County, a rual area located in North Carolina.
CUE Center for Missing Persons, although founded in 1994 had never been involved in such a high profiled case like this abduction; later Peggy’s tragic death, her life, the search for her, the recovery and her legacy became the tool that shaped, what is known today as the CUE Center (Community United Effort) is considered by all who are a part of our center the “landmark” case.
In her honored is the capture back of some moments…
Decks of cards featuring 52 cases of unsolved homicides, missing persons, wanted persons and the unidentified in an effort to bring awareness of cold cases.
From The Travis Baker Family:
CUE Volunteers ,
On behalf of the Baker family I want to extend a heart felt thank you for your endless support,time,money,search efforts ,education and guidance.
Its true what they say,”It takes a village to raise a child .” It also takes a village of people to bring them home also.
And CUE has gone above and beyond thur this endless struggle and continuous journey and for that their is not any words or verbage to thank each any everyone who plays their role in CUE.
In loving memory of beloved Travis Lee Baker we wanted to take a moment and embrass our love for each and everyone associated with The Cue Center for Missing Persons as part of our extended family .
God Bless ,
The Family of Travis Lee Baker
Travis Lee Baker Obituary
Travis Lee Baker
July 10th, 1987 – June 24th, 2009
Travis Lee Baker, 21 of Taylorsville, NC died June 24, 2009.
Travis was born July 10, 1987 in Catawba County; he was the son of Carroll Dwayne and Patricia “Trish” Hughes Baker. He graduated from Bunker Hill High School in 2005, where he played football and baseball. He loved fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by a son, Takoda Chilton Baker and his maternal grandfather, Leroy Hughes.
Survivors include his parents, Carroll Dwayne and Patricia “Trish” H. Baker of Taylorsville; brothers, Brandon Baker of Taylorsville, NC, Jerry Sigmon, Jr. of Claremont, NC and Aaron Sigmon of Claremont; paternal grandparents, Carroll Wayne Baker of Hickory and Linda Kaye Johnson of Taylorsville; maternal grandmother, Mona Lee Hughes of Conover; paternal great grandmother, Lula Hughes of Hickory; uncles, William David Hughes of Conover and Phillip Cavender of Nashville, TN; aunt, Monica Leigh Wheeler of Cherryville, NC; nephews, Jesse Cavender, Preston Hitchcock and Cody Wheeler; and God parents, Trina & Jerry Sigmon, Sr. of Claremont.
A service of remembrance will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, July 2, 2009 in the chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory. The Rev. Scott Johnson will officiate and entombment will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory.
Pallbearers will be Angel Rodriquez, Sr., Alex Rodriquez, Angel Rodriquez, Jr., Billy Little, Aaron Sigmon and Jerry Sigmon, Jr.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:45 pm on Thursday at Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.
Condolences may be sent to the Baker family at http://www.drumfuneralhome.com
Memorials may be made to Travis Lee Baker Foundation, c/o Peoples Bank, 213 1st Street West, Conover, NC 28613 or to CUE Center for Missing Persons, PO Box 12714, Wilmington, NC 28405.
The Baker family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Hickory, 940 29th Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601.
Travis Lee Baker Foundation, c/o Peoples Bank, 213 1st Street West, Conover, NC 28613 or CUE Center for Missing Persons, P O Box 12714, Wilmington, NC 28405
1:30PM to 3:45PM on Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 at Drum Funeral Home – Hickory (map/driving directions)
4:00PM at Chapel of Drum Funeral Home – Hickory on Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 (map/driving directions)
Funeral service information will be released soon, please pray for his family during this difficult time
Human remains were discovered this week and is believed to be that of Travis Lee Baker a press conference is schduled for Thrusday, June 25th at 2:00 pm for recent developements in this case. Please pray for his family.
Missing Since: April 16, 2007
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing
Weight: 160 lbs.
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Hair trimmed short.
Four tattoos: Red and black tribal bands on left and right
upper arms, the name “Haley” on his chest, his last name “BAKER”
in capital Old English letters on his back.
Details of Disappearance
On April 16, 2007, Travis Baker was scheduled to work at 5:30pm at MDI, a food distribution company in Caldwell County, North Carolina. He never showed up for work and his last two paychecks were never picked up.
Anyone with information on Baker should call the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 465-8301 or the CUE Center for Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131 or the 24-hour hotline at (910) 232-1687.
This turtle was found in the woods while on a search for a young man in North Carolina, a day later his remains were located; since his murder arrest have been made and a successful prosecution followed.
CUE aiding in the solving of 28 year old cold case, now working for better laws to serve cases such as Melinda Harder who was missing from Saint Petersburg, Florida and long time childhood freind of CUE founder, Monica Caison.
Thanks to all the supporters who helped get this law through the first stages and we are assured it will go all the way!
Monica Casion was awarded for her volunteer work for missing persons on April 16, 2009 at the 107th State Convention by GFWC of North Carolina, Inc. a member of the Gerneral Federation of Women’s Clubs, to learn more about the organization and the wonderful work they have done since 1902 visit them on the web at www.GFWCNC.org
CUE’s Founder Monica Caison (center) receives two award presentations in honor of missing persons
In January of 2009 CUE’s founder, Monica Caison received a package from an inmate after he reached out wanting to bring two missing woman home; Mrs. Caison responded. The package contained a letter, photos and a map with the inmate instructions on where he recalled leaving Alice Donovan’s body in November of 2002. Immediate action was taken in contacts and preparation was soon underway for the next morning to search for the South Carolina missing woman. In the first six hours of the drenching rain search effort human remains were discovered and for the next four days to follow brought more discovery for the organization, law officials and FBI working together. DNA awaits the proper identity, however it is our belief that we successfully brought Mrs. Donovan home.
In March of 2009 a similar package arrived and similar information, however bringing our center to West Virginia for a young girl named Samantha Burns, missing also in November of 2002 and also a part of the crime spree this inmate created after his escape from an Kentucky jail of that same time frame. But CUE was not as hopeful as the information was cloudy at best and the area being an entire highway. After sixteen day of extensive search efforts we have still not brought “Sam” home but remain determined in doing so for her family and case resolution.