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San Diegans probe 1965 Dorothy Kilgallen murder mystery – San Diego Times, Nov. 2015
Houston Chronicle Why is there so many missing from Montgomery and Liberty Counties, Oct. 2015
NBC-7 Phone interview Laura Macias
Glendene Grant’s BlogTalk show. Click here to listen to it. Jerrie comes on at 47.35 into the show.
KNSJ Radio News (Hannah Anderson case) – Radio interview
KKTV Debbie Heriford – Online Publication and TV News
KRDO (see story here) and KKTV (see story here) about missing Deborah Heriford,
Search continues for missing Saltville woman – Southwest Virginia Today
Body found in St. Croix was missing woman – Press Pubs
2013 Host “Missing Persons of America Radio Show” on KNSJ 89.1
On January 1, 2016 we passed 7,000,000 plus views, and 14,000 subscribers.
On May 16, 2016 we passed 8,000,000 views and 16,500 subscribers.
In Sept. 2016 we had 9,000,000 views and 21,000 subscribers.
December 2016 we reached 10,000,000 views and 25,000 subscribers.
“How to Use Social Media to Help you Find a Missing Person” was written by Jerrie Dean in 2013 and is currently on sale at Amazon.
In the 21st Century we are no longer depending solely on the police to search for our loved ones, as we now have the internet and social media, but how can we get the social media to help? From the very first chapter you will receive instructions and explanations on what you should do when your loved one becomes a missing person, i.e., how to talk to the police, where to look for clues, how to get media attention to how to get social media to help you search and get the word out about your missing person, with a special section on runaways and children, and FAQs. This guide will help you avoid the confusion, answer your questions, and give you ideas you never thought off on what you need to do when your loved one is missing.
Wikipedia: Perry Ray Robinson
Jerrie Dean has a very full day, between teaching piano and running a news website on missing persons, called “Missing Persons of America”. With 2,300 people a day reported missing, Jerrie is barely scratching the surface, but she doesn’t mind, it is something she feels she was born to do.
Jerrie’s advocacy for missing persons comes from the parental kidnapping of her twin brothers and sister before she was born.
“As I got older and looked back, it explained a lot about my parent’s behavior,” explained Jerrie. My mother watched me like a hawk and there was always a German Shepherd by my side when I went out to play. And it also explained after I grew up and my son was born, why I so diligent watched over him. I didn’t even identify my actions as a result of what happened in my youth. Now I know it affected several generations of my family. My grandparents, my parents, and myself,” said Jerrie.
Stories of missing people, especially missing children, occupied Jerrie’s mind for weeks. When she heard someone was missing, she would research and gather as much information as she could. She knew more than most did about Missing Person (MP) cases, and she knew more about the emotions involved.
In 2009, Jerrie decided to take all her research knowledge and her personal experiences and start her own Missing Persons column at Examiner.com, after retiring from federal law enforcement.
“I loved what I was doing, but I wanted to do more. I wanted to personalize what I was sharing so I began a website called, Missing Persons of America,” said Jerrie.
Jerrie knows that not all Missing Person cases are treated equally by the media. Sometimes it is impossible to get the word out and now that is no longer the case. All you have to do is contact Missing Persons of America and your story will be posted.
I am astounded each morning when I see how many people are reading Missing Persons of America,” said Jerrie. “Because I get a lot of my information straight from the families, many of the media outlets pick up my stories. I have been contacted by several TV shows for more information about stories I have posted. This works out well for the families as it’s even more people that can help look for their loved ones. Also, because people trust me, I receive tips and information about missing persons that news and police don’t receive.
If you would like to know more about Missing Persons of America, stop by the Facebook page or contact Jerrie Dean at (619) 654-7427.