Project Prayer for The Missing – Quarters For CUE

December 20, 2016 by  
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In addition to our prayer project, throughout the month of February 2017 those in our Youth Ministry Program ARK (grades 6-12) will be in attendance at all our Masses with jars collecting Money for CUE Center for Missing Persons.

Our youth will speak at all the Masses in the beginning of January to let our parishioners know about our prayer project as well as our Quarters for CUE program in hopes of having all join us in prayer as well as donating to our cause so that Cue Center can continue to do what they do so well, help those families with a missing loved one through advocacy, search and rescue, awareness campaigns, education and so much more!

The youth in ARK have been inspired by the stories of many families of the missing, their loved ones and those like CUE founder Monica Caison and many awesome volunteers who give of themselves freely to help others. They make a difference daily in our world and make it a better place to live in; they are the grace disguised on our journey and give us hope!

Please feel free to help us get CUE Center to the next search by joining our parishioners and other churches by making a donation as well.

DONATE TO “QUARTERS FOR CUE” directly through CUE Center for Missing Person’s by clicking on the PayPal button below.

Visit Project Prayer For The Missing- Quarters for CUE HERE

DONATE TO QUARTERS FOR CUE

Become a CUE State Outreach Coordinator

February 8, 2015 by  
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Please request an application if you are interested in becoming a part of the team as a State Outreach Coordinator (SORC) applications are still being accepted until March 3, 2017, thank you. Contact cuecenter@aol.com

State Outreach Coordinator

The SORC program was developed in March of 2012 to be an extension of CUE Center’s service to communities across the nation offering available people on the ground when a person becomes missing.

To have a person closer to a region to access the case needs and aid in the delivery of support and resources to each circumstance.

Bring forth a better understanding of crisis help, funding needs and offering an awareness of missing persons and issues in their respective states.

• Program Goals: Launch in March of 2012
Objective: to offer more efficient help on the ground to aid a missing person case – to network and build additional professional volunteer resources in more states for a wider reach – to obtain more funding on a national level – to successfully recover more missing persons – to foster the spirit of dedicated volunteerism – to gain more support for awareness of issues concerning victims left behind

CUE Center for Missing Persons
PO Box 12714
Wilmington, NC 28405
Office (910) 343-1131 24      Hour Line (910) 232-1687

Fax Line (910) 399-6137

email: cuecenter@aol.com
website: www.ncmissingpersons.org

The 14th Annual National Conference 2018

Location: Holiday Inn 5032 Market Street Wilmington, North Carolina 28405

Your only cost is for lodging in $350.00 (covers Thurs. Fri. Sat. and check out Sun)

Note: ALL meals, snack-beverage and training materials are provided to each attendee at no cost

Dates: March 15th through 18th of 2018 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and end 1:00 pm on Sunday)

Payment: Mailing, paypal (on this site) or call in credit card information, thank you.

Mailing: Community United Effort (CUE Center For Missing Persons)

PO Box 12714  Wilmington, NC 28405

Office (910) 343-1131 24 hour line (910) 232-1687 Fax line (910) 399-6137

REGISTER HERE (click)

2018 Sponsor Packet (click to print)

Join us for our upcoming national conference for missing persons and those who work in the arena from law enforcement, advocates, volunteering, organizations or agency, investigation, search and rescue and the identification process of those who are lost. This event is open to all who support the mission of finding a resolution for families who have suffered a missing loved one and are have been a victim of crime.

Please share this information with anyone in the line if missing person work, family of a missing person or homicide victim; see below. To contact by email  cuecenter@aol.com

◊ Advocacy concerning missing persons, families left behind or homicide victim

◊ Service agencies, non profit organization, law enforcement, search teams/groups, private investigators, coroner or those who work in the identification process

◊ Volunteers who are interested in training and becoming more involved

To learn more about CUE Center for Missing Persons please visit us at our web site http://www.ncmissingpersons.org or email us cuecenter@aol.com

Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors

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THE PASSAGE AWARD In Memory of “Susan Murphy Milano”

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This award is given to an individual, who has suffered the loss of a loved one by being a missing person, victim of homicide or one that has survived the cruelties from intimate partner violence. This award recognizes the survivor that has healed and who has risen above to contribute oneself to those who remain in need of guidance, empowerment, support and who continually hold a devotion to the cause.

The loss of Susan has been felt across the nation, she was a true supporter of the missing and the CUE organization. She remains truly missed by all.

BIO: As an expert in the area of intimate partner violence and the prevention of homicide, Susan has created specific tools and procedures which the abused need to safely leave a violent relationship.Her books, “Defending Our Lives”, “Moving Out, Moving On” and Time’s Up, are considered the “bibles” of how to make the move away from abuse and deal with the many confusing situations surrounding violence prevention, stalking, break-up or divorce.Susan witnessed her father, a decorated Chicago Violent crimes Detective, brutally and violently attack her mother repeatedly. The words “if you leave I will kill you,” turned into reality the night Susan walked into her childhood home and found her mother murdered and her father in the next room dead from a self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head. Susan vowed then, and has, since the murder-suicide of her parents, carved out a road making changes in the way the world looks at violence in and outside the home.Her books and strategies are taught world-wide and used by law enforcement, domestic abuse advocates, social workers, attorneys, health care workers, human resource departments and domestic violence agencies. The comprehensive strategies and escape plans utilized by Susan have been successful and tested by time for over 20 years. Susan uses humor, passion, and all her years of experience to motivate her audience to become more effective first responders, advocates and professionals in their work to stop family violence.
Susan’s quest for justice was instrumental in the passage of the Illinois Stalking Law and the Lauternberg Act. She has been prominently featured in newspapers, magazines, radio and television including: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Radio, ABC’S 20/20, Justice Files, E-True Hollywood, CNN, Sunday Today Show Profile, Women’s Day, Family Circle, US News and World Report to name only a few. She has frequently participated in guest media commentary panels on major news programs.
Recipients
2013 – Gail Soles
2014 – Lucy Combs
2015 – Marshia Morton
2016 – Donna Gore
2017 – Elisa Stirling
2018 – TBA

Registration conference check in:

March 15, 2018, Thursday, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

March 16, 2018, Friday 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Note: The main hall entrance to the ballroom will remain open (Thursday) all day and evening hours for any participant or sponsor to set up items, informational handouts, missing person information or visuals, table display, banners, etc. When checking into the conference please request the person in charge for this area to help you in whatever you may need to assist you for a smooth process. You can also ship your items to the CUE Center, please be advised that the hotel will not handle items delivered to the hotel.

THE CONFERENCE CONCLUDES ON SUNDAY, MARCH 18th at 1:00 pm, Sunday you will join CUE Founder, Monica Caison in training, discussion, presentation of your conference plaque and a lunch.

SORC Meeting – Thursday, March 15, 2018

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State Outreach Coordinators Meeting: Closed to the public, this meeting is for directors 9:00 am 5:00 pm (lunch will be served during meeting)

WANT TO JOIN AN BECOME A STATE OUTREACH COORDINATOR?

To learn more about the program, request an application and get involved please contact CUE Center anytime at cuecenter@aol.com or call 910-232-1687.

This meeting for is for the annual gathering and training for State Outreach Coordinators.

 

Training | Thursday, March 15, 2018   (6:30 pm – 10:30 pm)

Summary: Kelly is a retired sergeant with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Tallahassee, Fl. with 32 years of Law Enforcement experience and 8 years of Law Enforcement K-9 experience.
Kelly has been involved with Search and Rescue since 2004 and has certified canines in Human Remains Detection and Trailing. Her Certifications have been with North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) and through National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) as well as the National Network of Canine Detector Services (NNOCDS) and American Work Dog Association (AWDA). Kelly is also a trailing instructor for NNOCDS, Florida Public Safety Institute. She also is a Human Remains Detection instructor for HRD Specialty Training and is also an evaluator for the American Working Dog Association. She is the President of the First Response K9 Search Team out of Tallahassee Fl. Kelly has attended numerous seminars and classes, ranging from search and rescue techniques, crime scene preservation, NIMS, HAZMAT training, Blood borne Pathogens education, and is a First Aid and CPR Instructor through the American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI). Kelly is also a Florida State Outreach Coordinator for CUE Center for Missing Persons.

Certifications:
Trailing (NAPWDA, NNOCDS, NASAR)
HRD NAPWDA, NASAR
NASAR SARTECH II
Florida State K9 Instructor Criminal Justice and Training Commission (CJSTC)
First Aid Instructor (CJSTC)
CPR Instructor (AMA)
Trailing Instructor for NNOCDS
Evaluator for AWDA for trailing and HRD

 

 

Friday Night Conference Entertainment – Bullard Entertainment

Martha Bullard of Bullard Entertainment has provided her talent and entertainment for conference attendees for a number of years. Karaoke and dancing is always fun when listening to the oldies-goodies and top 40 tunes!

Most weekends you will find Martha and her music along the Myrtle Beach Coastline . She has won such titles as Mrs. South Carolina congeniality 1986 and the Best Karaoke Show of the Tabor City Yam Festival. She also has been entertaining the organization known as ARC  FOR SPECIALS ADULTS OF HORRY COUNTY.

Martha and her husband of eight years, Tony Bullard work as a solid team together to assure everyone has a wonderful celebration.

THE QUEEN OF KARAOKE.

 

Proclamation & Letters (2018)

 

TRAINING SESSION 2018

Instructors | Topic: “Interaction with Law enforcement Today”

Lori Dudley, Supervisor – Employed with Horry County Police since 1997 as the Property & Evidence Supervisor, is an expert in Evidence Preservation, Evidence Courtroom presentation, and Cell Phone Forensics and Data Extraction.

 

 

 

 

David Dudley, Detective – Employed with Horry County Police since 2009 is currently the assigned to Major Crimes and has specialty training in Missing Persons Cases, Arson, and Project Life Saver. Prior to being a Police Officer, David worked for the City of Conway as a firefighter.

Focus will be on what to expect, what is available, how law enforcement can help, search techniques and patterns, and evidence recognition, collection and preservation.

 

 

Instructor | Topic: “Active Shooter Response”

Wayne Freeman has been in law enforcement for 23 years and is the South Carolina Active Shooter Training Coordinator. He is a Special Agent with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and supervises the state active shooter training program. Past assignments include: special operations, firefighter, EMT, SWAT, medic, tactical flight officer, explosives K-9 handler, bloodhound tracking team, hazardous materials response, fugitive operations, DARE Officer, school resource officer, and others.

His active shooter experience includes: SCAASCAT Instructor, ALERRT 1 Instructor, ALERRT 2 Instructor, LASER Instructor, PACOP Instructor, MACTAC, CRASE Instructor, NTOA Active Shooter Instructor, GTI Immediate Action Team, Blue Line Active Shooter Response, ALICE Instructor, ERASE Instructor, and several other programs. He has trained with personnel from Columbine, the San Ysidro McDonalds Shooting, Virginia Tech, the Greenwood SC Shooting, Trolley Square, Platte Canyon, the Naval Yard Shooting, Sandy Hook, Mother Emanuel, and many others. He has trained more than 30,000 students in active shooter response and is the author of the South Carolina active shooter training manual.

 

Instructor | Topic: “Crime Scene Management and Preservation”

Shane Moore | Tennessee Highway Patrol Jackson, Tennessee

Trooper July, 2007 to Present | ASSIGNMENTS Critical Incident Response Team Jackson, Tennessee
Trooper October, 2010 to Present | Tennessee Highway Patrol – Memphis District Memphis, Tennessee
Trooper December, 2007 to October, 2010 | EDUCATION Tennessee Technology Center Jackson, TN
Industrial Electronics June 1990 | Humboldt High School Humboldt, TN
High School Diploma May 1989 | TRAINING DNA Identification Course Dyerburg, Tennessee
The University of Tennessee March7 – 8, 2013 | Forensic Fire and Post-Blast Investigations UT Knoxville, Tennessee
National Forensic Academy November 16-18, 2015 | Autopsies, Post-Mortem Printing, Death Investigation UT Knoxville, TN
National Forensic Academy November 12-13, 2015 | Digital Forensics UT Knoxville, Tennessee
National Forensic Academy November 11, 2015 | Bloodstain Pattern Analysis UT Knoxville, Tennessee
National Forensic Academy November 2-6, 2015 | Advanced Computer Sketching and Mapping UT Knoxville, Tennessee
National Forensic Academy October 26-30, 2015 | Shooting Incident Reconstruction UT Knoxville, Tennessee
National Forensic Academy October 19-23, 2015 | Forensic Anthropology, Dr. Bill Bass UT Knoxville, Tennessee
National Forensic Academy October 12-16, 2015 | DNA UT Knoxville, Tennessee
National Forensic Academy October 5-9, 2015 | Latent Print Development UT Knoxville, Tennessee
National Forensic Academy September 28-October 2, 2015 | Digital Crime Scene Photography UT Knoxville, Tennessee
National Forensic Academy September 21-25, 2015 | Latent Prints (Finger Prints) UT Knoxville, Tennessee
National Forensic Academy September 16-18, 2015 | Crime Scene Management UT Knoxville, Tennessee
National Forensic Academy September 15, 2015 | Blood borne Pathogens UT Knoxville Tennessee Dr.Arpad Vass
National Forensic Academy September 14, 2015 | 3D Laser Scanning for Forensics Nashville, Tennessee
Leica Geosystems January 14-17, 2014 | Shooting Analysis and Reconstruction Training Forensic Training Nashville, Tennessee
Forensic Training Source August 12-16, 2013 | Auto Sketch 9 Computerized Diagramming Nashville, Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Safety Training Center March 12 – 16, 2012 | Crash Investigations Pedestrians Nashville, Tennessee
Governor’s Highway Safety Training April 9 – 13, 2012 | Traffic Crash Investigation Symposium Nashville, Tennessee
Tennessee Highway Patrol May 1 – 3, 2013 | Advanced Forensic Mapping and Scale Diagramming Nashville, TN
Cad Zone and Crash Zone August 29, 2011 on September 2, 2011 | Traffic Crash Reconstruction Nashville, TN
Governor’s Highway Safety Office July 11, 2011 on July 22, 2011 | Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation Nashville, TN
Governor’s Highway Safety Office June 6, 2011 on June 17, 2011 | Rail Grade Crossing Collision Investigation Nashville, TN
Operation Life Saver June 8, 2011 on June 8, 2011 | Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement Nashville, TN
Governor’s Highway Safety Office August 16, 2011 on August 17, 2011 | Foreign Commercial Vehicle Awareness Nashville, TN
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration May 7, 2008 on May 7, 2008 | North American Standard Level I Nashville, TN
Tennessee Highway Patrol September 21, 2007 on September 21, 2007 | Special Operations Basic Visual Tracking Henderson, TN
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency December 11, 2008 | General Hazardous Materials Nashville, TN
Tennessee Highway Patrol July 2, 2010 on July 2, 2010 | North American Standard Level III Nashville, TN
Tennessee Highway Patrol September 7, 2007 on September 7, 2007 | CDR System Technician Chattanooga, TN
Tennessee Highway Patrol November 9, 2010 on November 9, 2010 | Tennessee Highway Patrol Recruit School Nashville, TN
Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Academy July , 2007 on December, 2007 | CDR Operator’s & Analysis Course Nashville, TN
Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center March 23rd through March 27th 2015 | Instructor Development Nashville, TN
Tennessee Highway Patrol April 13-17, 2015 | Declared Expert Witness in Crash Reconstruction December 2, 2014
Obion County Cicuit Court – Declared Expert Witness in Crash Reconstruction May 12, 2015 Gibson
County Attorney General Hearing, Declared Expert Witness in Crash Reconstruction June 1, 2016 Shelby County Circuit Court

Instructor | Topic: “Cyber Investigations/ Digital Evidence”

Erin Wimpy – (CBE, CMO, ACE, AME, XRY)
Erin currently works in Chicago, Illinois, as a Computer Forensics Consultant at FTI Consulting performing targeted collection and analysis of electronically stored information for clients from a variety of sources, including email, cloud storage, servers, and physical devices. Previously, she served as a Forensic Scientist with the Digital Evidence Unit at the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, where she conducted examinations and analyses of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices to assist with the investigation of crimes such as child exploitation, homicide, and fraud, among others.
Erin received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas State University in 2013, where she double majored in Criminology and Sociology. She later received her Master’s of Science degree from University of Maryland University College in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation in 2015. During this time, she gained her first hands-on experience as an intern within the IRS – Criminal Investigation Unit assisting with digital forensic investigations into financial crimes.

Instructor | A Long – Held Secret: The Disappearance and Murder of Tara Grinstead

Maurice Godwin, Ph.D., specializes in investigative psychological, crime scene analysis, missing persons, and geographic profiling of abductors and serial murderers. In this capacity, he has aided local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and is a frequent commentator for the media in high-profile cases. Dr. Godwin has appeared on numerous national TV shows, including Greta Van Susteren, Hardball, Connie Chung Tonight, Fox News Live, and news segments on MSNBC and CNN.

He accurately profiled the Washington, D.C., sniper case. His geographic profile not only defined the area that included the work location of the Baton Rouge serial killer, Derrick Todd Lee, it also predicted where the killer would likely strike next—including the home of the final victim, Carrie Yoder.

He was one of the brains behind the most popular podcast Up and Vanished; The Investigation into Tara Grinstead. Up and Vanished had over 150 million downloads.

Dr. Godwin’s perspective is unique. He started as a beat cop in a small rural town in North Carolina, and was the first American to obtain a Ph.D. in investigative psychology from the University of Liverpool. Dr. Godwin has written a highly regarded textbook Hunting Serial Predators: A Multivariate Approach to Profiling Violent Behavior (Jones & Bartlett, 2008) and the third edition is currently being published. In Search of Derrick Todd Lee: The Internet Social Movement that Made a Difference (2007) was written by another author but focused on Dr. Godwin’s work in the Baton Rouge serial murder case He is also the co-author Slave Master the true crime story of Internet serial killer John Robinson, (Pinnacle 2004) and Tracker: Hunting Down Serial Killers (Perseus Books 2005).

He received his Bachelor’s degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in behavioral science, a Master’s Degree in criminology from Indiana State University, and master’s degree in forensic science from University of Florida, and a PhD from The University of Liverpool in England in investigative psychology. Dr. Godwin has been teaching criminal justice related course for 17 years. He also runs his own trial and forensic consultancy group. He lives in Fayetteville, NC.

Topic Guest Speakers 2018

“Life Lessons from Colonial Parkway Murders”

William F. Thomas is an entertainment industry executive who has worked in leadership roles for artist advocacy organizations SAG-AFTRA, ASCAP, the American Federation of Musicians, the Art Directors Guild and FilmLA for 30 years. Bill has done numerous speaking engagements, interviews, television, radio and podcast appearances in his role as a spokesperson for these organizations, as well as his work as an advocate for eight families impacted by the unsolved Colonial Parkway Murders and for all victims of violent crime. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Victim advocate Bill Thomas offers a practical discussion on how family and friends of victims of violent crime can help move their cases forward. These are life lessons Bill has learned over a 31 year period in the loss of his sister Cathy Thomas as part of the unsolved Colonial Parkway Murders in Virginia.

Discussion points include: Rebuilding your life after loss, Moving forward from grief to action, Working with law enforcement, How to use the media to maintain focus on your case, Building power by using social media, Maintaining cause/life balance, Learning as you go

 “Missing 411-Off the Grid”

Dave Paulides received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, and, has a professional background that includes twenty years in law enforcement and senior executive positions in the technology sector. In 2011 a tip from National Park Rangers about missing people started research into the topic and the eventual formation of the Can Am Missing Project. This information eventually led to David authoring the Missing 411 books.
On May 15, 2017 David released his seventh book, “Missing 411-Off the Grid, the story of people missing in unusual places of forests and national parks. The stories are baffling, disturbing and mind bending. These disappearances bring the total of missing geographical clusters in North America to 59.
Mr. Paulides was an invited speaker at the 2012 National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) annual conference in South Lake Tahoe. The presentation was on the findings of the Can Am Project that were detailed in “Missing 411.” The packed room at the Harvey’s Convention Center heard Mr. Paulides give a detailed overview of the geographical clusters of missing people and the associated elements found within the clusters. This 6+ year 12000 hour investigation into unexplained disappearances in isolated locations is research that anyone who walks in the woods should read.
Since the release of the “Missing 411” series, Mr. Paulides has been a guest on countless radio shows, morning television and prime time news. The 411 series has been vetted by some of the finest Search and Rescue professionals, investigative journalists, radio and television hosts and print journalists from North America. The presentation of the materials in Missing 411 have been seen worldwide. You can follow current missing cases and the investigations by David and his team at www.canammissing.com
The Hoopa Project- 2008
Tribal Bigfoot- 2009
Missing 411-Western U.S.- 2012
Missing 411-Eastern U.S. 2012
Missing 411- North America and Beyond, 2013
Missing 411- The Devil’s in the Detail, 2014
Missing 411- A Sobering Coincidence 2015
Missing 411- Hunters 2016
Missing 411- Off The Grid
Missing 411- The Movie

 

 

Victims Hours Presentations TBA more….
Judy Dee Thomas, the mother of Missing | Jordan Wilson

 

 

 

The Family of  Missing | Tamara Toy

 

 

 

National Candle Light Service

Candle_flame_(1)The annual service is hosted by the CUE Center for Missing Persons in honor of those once missing, now recovered. Families from across the country attend the water front ceremony seeking comfort, supporting the thousands who remain missing in “the unveiling of the wall”. Come and join those left behind for a beautiful tribute along Wilmington’s Cape Fear River front victim testimonies, musical dedication and so much more. Candles will be provided. The service is a part of the weekend long national conference 2016.

Saturday March 17, 2018 Time: 8:00 pm (Open to the public and candles will be provided)

Mistress of Ceremony – Sandra McClammy “The Midday Miss on Coast97.3”

smSandra McClammy aka “Sandra, The Midday Miss” was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. A graduate of the city’s inner city high school, New Hanover High, and the city’s college, UNCW has afforded her an excellent balance. As a teen growing up in the “hood” she vowed to never forget her roots and to grow socially in a manner by which she could have a conversation with anyone. As she grew into an adult, she learned how it is essential to recognize and embrace the desperate educational, social and economic conditions that affect young people. Today she has placed herself in the educational arena and entertainment world and thus educates youth via “edutainment”.

As a dancer and radio personality, Sandra understands how movement and music can provide solstice to the soul. With this Sandra also believes that as an educator it is critical to study and understand how we as adults can continue to help youth succeed despite the overwhelming odds against them. They must believe that they have a significant role in our society. Sandra is a UNCW graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature & Language and a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Among the many boards and committees she serves on from the UNCW Alumni Board of Directors as Vice- Chair, to the Black Arts Alliance of Wilmington, she is also a proud member of the Wilmington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. As a member of worldwide DJ coalition, Core DJs, she is the host and the producer of the syndicated CORE DJ Radio Show. For Cumulus Broadcasting she is the music director and midday host on COAST 97.3. Sandra has been in radio for 17 years.

Guest Speaker –  “The Importance of Achieving a Peaceful Journey” 

 

 

 

 

Reading of the Poem Dedication – Sheree Justus
FB_IMG_1456752898193-1Sheree has been a CUE volunteer since the late 90’s and is dedicated to the cause and the families that suffer a missing loved one. Her search for the right words to address those in need of hope each year are of a great need and one she does with honor.

 

 

 

Vocal Tribute  – TBA

 

 

National Prayer – Pastor Angie Davis

1383666_719930624686947_377433594_nReverend Angie Davis is fully ordained as a minister of the gospel. She has been in many positions of leadership in and outside of the church. Her present position is as an ordained Elder at Inspirational House of Praise in Leland, NC, where she is also the Praise and Worship leader. She is passionate in her endeavor of preaching and teaching the gospel as well as being a spiritual counselor to those in need.

She is also employed with local Ophthalmologist, Dr. Laura Harris, where she is the Surgical Coordinator. At present, she has been committed to officiating the National Candlelight Vigil Prayer for CUE for many years. It is her prayer that God will give the families comfort and courage as well as Hope through the Word of God and the knowledge that He is always there to lift them up. She is the mother of two children, Matt and Hannah. The grandmother of three, Caleb, Kameron and Savannah. She resides in in Winnabow, NC.

Vocal Tribute – TBA

 

Candle Light Service Honorees

  

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Davis                         Charlie Osterdock

 

 

 

“On The Road To Remember” Missing Persons Tour

July 4, 2014 by  
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The Route is almost complete, if you plan on hosting a stop request it now!

October 20th through the 28th of 2017 we will set out on tour again to revive cold case of the missing, unsolved homicide and those who have not yet been identified. If you have a case and would like to be considered to be featured in this years tour, host a rally stop or event, please contact CUE as soon as possible to assure you or your stop can be honored. States we will be traveling through are: NC, SC, GA, FL, AL and out west states are to be determine. You can submit your county and state for consideration often times we are able to include them. Contact cuecenter@aol.com
RALLY STOPS WITH DATE, TIME AND LOCATIONS WILL BE RELEASED SOON, ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND AND SUPPORT THE CAUSE. THANK YOU

 

WHAT IS A RALLY STOP?

A rally stop is a place that is pre set by anyone who wishes to host one “see below” for suggested person(s). Once a location is secured CUE will inform the host of time and date of arrival. Each stop is one hour and a half  long for whatever program the host wishes to have and feature;  this is your time to bring an awareness to your community of missing persons and your loved one.

WHAT ARE SOME IDEAS FOR A RALLY STOP?

Candle light or prayer vigils, clothes line display project, lantern launch
Balloon release, flower toss, butterfly release, roadside displays or demonstrations
Display Board, Banners, Signs, Marques
Guest Speakers; law enforcement, town/state dignitaries, community leaders, pastor, etc.
Tribute performances (vocal or dance)
Tables set up for displays of missing persons photos and information
Public event or safety activities
Invite the families of unsolved homicide, missing,  public, family, friends and media (our team will aid in media coverage)

The most important thing is to be creative in your rally stop, have many visuals, invite guest, families of the missing and more…

WHAT TYPE OF LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN USED FOR RALLY STOPS?

Police – Sheriff or police departments
Government agencies, i.e. Mayor, town hall
Parking lots of stores that have frontage or businesses alike
Home of the families of the missing
Parks of any kind or large grassy areas
Local churches, schools, community buildings

National Tour Purpose and Inspiration

leahoveralls The annual tour was created to generate new interest in cold cases of missing people across our nation. The inspiration came in 2004 from the case of North Carolina college student Leah Roberts, who had gone on a cross-country trip of self-exploration. Her wrecked and abandoned vehicle was found, but Leah is still missing. Leah’s case went cold and interest faded until CUE volunteers set out on a grueling 14-day trip to retrace her route and inform the media of all those who were missing in the path of the tour. In the years to follow, it only seemed right to keep hope alive after families across the country voiced the need for more help and supported the tour idea.

National Tour Objective

The national road tour, called “On the Road to Remember,” is an awareness campaign that focuses on missing persons cases that have gone cold or have not received appropriate media coverage on the local level – much less the national level.. The tour, which travels through many states annually, provides that attention.

In all cases of missing people, it is vital to inform the public of the missing person’s circumstancesO quickly and to disseminate that information to the media and the public. In most cases where details are released immediately to the public through an organized campaign, the public brings forth information that aids in the investigation and or the location of the victim. The media plays a significant role in getting the word out on the behalf of the missing person and should be recognized as a vital resource to any investigation.

Interest in many of the cases we have featured in previous tours has been renewed. The media has learned about local cases they were unaware of; case investigations have been renewed, and searches conducted. Information has resulted in new leads in some cases, and has even helped identify an unknown decedent and in 2008 solved a cold case of twenty eight years. And finally, each tour some of the missing featured have been found from various efforts, which is the main reason we conduct the tour despite the toll it takes on our all-volunteer staff.

It is the belief of the CUE Center for Missing Persons that all investigations, the public, volunteers and the media should work in collaboration on cases involving missing children and adults; until this happens, their will continue to be cases of the missing labeled “cold” or “inactive.”

WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT MY MISSING PERSON

Photo
All vital stats on missing person
Agency and law enforcement contact numbers and web sites concerning missing person
Written consent for your missing person to be featured in the national tour line up

 

 

CUE Center 2014 Winter Newsletter

August 25, 2013 by  
Filed under General, News

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Dear Supporter
Please see attached newsletter and visit this link http://www.gofundme.com/CUECENTER for an online chance to WIN! All is support of the search for missing persons.See slide presentation and learn more about what we do and the continual growth.

 Download and Print 2014 Winter Newsletter Here  

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Don’t forget our national conference “A Pathway to Resolution” http://www.ncmissingpersons.org/national-conference-2/ in March, please share, post and attend. We have just a few more updates and we are excited, see you there!
Thank you
Monica Caison
CUE Center for Missing Persons
PO Box 12714
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 343-1131 (910) 232-1687
email: cuecenter@aol.com
website: www.ncmissingpersons.org

 

 

 

 

The Search For Hope

March 16, 2011 by  
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Throughout all stages of a missing persons investigation, up to the point of its positive or negative resolution, there is only one verifiable victim: the family of that missing person. The missing person might have been abducted, or worse, but from the moment that someone considers the absence of a loved one to necessitate a 911 call, the family that makes that call is going to be caught in a whirlpool of fear, panic and helplessness that most people dont understand and law enforcement officials rarely have the resources to address in any sustained way.

In Wilmington, however, these families have an advocate, a fierce, hands-on assistant in the search for missing loved ones. Her name is Monica Caison, and shes the founder and director of the Community United Effort (CUE) Center for Missing Persons, a nonprofit organization based in Wilmington, which, since 1994, has been aggressive in its attempts to keep missing person cases from going “cold” or “inactive.” By marshalling nationwide resources that include law enforcement personnel and an army of volunteers, the CUE Center has been instrumental in returning loved ones to their families, creating a sort of template for families confronted by such a loss, a blueprint for action that combines elements of the actual search process with a powerful family support tool hope.

“Shes tops, as far as Im concerned,” says Marc Benson, a private investigator, former detective in the New Hanover County Sheriffs Department, recent candidate for the sheriffs job and the host of Blue Line Radio on The Big Talker (106.3 FM). “I first ran into her 16 or 17 years ago, when I was a detective sergeant in the Sheriffs Department.”

Bensons first impression of Caison left him thinking she was just a “soccer mom,” doing what she could to find people whod gone missing thinking, too, “Good for her, but were the professionals here, so dont call us, well call you.”

In the spring of 1998, Benson found himself re-assessing his original impressions of Caison and her organization. In April of that year, 32-year-old bride-to-be Peggy Carr was abducted from a mall parking lot in Wilmington. One day, she was here; the next day, she was not. Shed disappeared quickly and completely, and lacking evidence to the contrary, law enforcement officials considered the possibility that her disappearance, in spite of her impending marriage, was voluntary. Without a clue to work on, the investigation languished. Displeased with this sort of response from law enforcement officials, Peggys mother called Monica Caison, whose private phone remains the direct line to what was then the fledgling and relatively unknown CUE Center for Missing Persons. Seven months after Peggys disappearance, Caison and her volunteer army were instrumental in discovering the whereabouts of Carrs remains in Bladen County.

“It became a multi-state investigation, a national media case,” says Caison, “and it taught us everything. We worked side by side with law enforcement, set up a 24-hour tip line. The FBI would pick up our logs. We were learning, too. It was the first time, really, that the full weight of the resources (we had) came to bear. We kept (the case) in the public eye, just kept plugging and plugging, constantly searching. It was our landmark case.”

More important than Caisons literal presence beating the bushes, actually searching was the support she gave to the family.

“Monica would just sit for hours and comfort me,” said Peggy Carrs mother in an interview for People magazine in March 2009, months after her daughters body had been discovered.

“My respect for her increased because of the presence she had with that family,” says Benson, who, at the time, was looking on from the Sheriff Departments sidelines, because it was a Wilmington PD case. “She went up there (to Bladen County) with volunteers and canvassed the area with pictures. She made sure that everybody up there looked at every little detail (coming out of the investigation). I was quite impressed with the resources she was able to pull together.”

What is so striking about Monica Caisons work with the CUE Center is the individual, up-close-and-personal effort she invests in countless, physical searches for these people, and the tireless campaign she wages to keep families in the loop of any ongoing investigation. Law enforcement agencies, from the local to the national, may falter during an investigation, due to a lack of either resources or will, but from the moment the CUE Center and, specifically, Monica Caison steps aboard, families are assured that their missing loved one will not, in Monicas lifetime, be forgotten until theyre found. In most cases (though not all), the outcome is not good. Caison is more often than not searching for a body, and she is known for a stubborn, relentless and often un-appreciated approach to any obstacles in her way.