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My  experience as a kidnap and rape victim at 18 years of age, though one of the darkest moments in my life, became the basis for my passion and interest in violent crimes. I came to a moment in time where I realized  the darkness would either consume me or I could make the conscious choice to rise up from the brokenness and use my experience to help others. 

 

That realization gave birth to my life's  work and left me with an unshakeable resolve to get to the truth. It also imparted to me a  deep understanding of the human spirit's ability to overcome even the most horrific of circumstances. I became  acutely aware of the truth that we are not defined by the tragedies and heartaches of life, but in how we choose to respond to them.  Darkness has no power over us save what we give to it. 

 

With every case I work I know full well that it could be my family searching for answers, I could be the missing person, the unidentified remains, with no name and no story. I was fortunate enough to survive that night and  I have dedicated my life to being the voice of those who can no longer speak for themselves.  It is an honor and a sacred responsibility to fight for these victims, to see to it that their stories are heard.

 

You can be  a part of finding answers for these unsolved cases. Read the stories and share the links because the more people these facts are presented to, the greater the likelihood they will be solved. They matter, they deserve answers, they deserve justice and you can make a difference in their story. Share their stories with your friends and family in person and on social media, which is a powerful networking tool.  They matter, their lives matter, their deaths matter, their stories matter.

~None forgotten, none silent,

VB

Unsolved Homicide: Bowling Green, Ky

LOCATION: BOWLING GREEN, KY DATE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2001 EVENT: DISCOVERY OF HUMAN REMAINS THE DISCOVERY: Just one day before the nation would be rocked by the terrorists attack of 9/11, residents of Bowling Green, Kentucky found themselves faced with an unfathomable loss. A two week search for missing 15 year old Jessie Marie Twilight Song Crooks had come to a tragic end. At around 4pm on September 10, 2001, a man walking his dog off a trail in a remote area on Matlock Old Union Church Road, crossed over to the border of a wooded area when his dog caught the scent of something. Just inside the tree line he came across the partially decomposed and fully clothed body of 15 year Jessie Marie Twili