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The search for the missing

Original post made on Mar 14, 2008

No one expects a loved one to go missing for any reason, so if it happens, the events that unfold are a shock. Most in this situation turn to law enforcement, and rightly so, but when the police have exhausted their resources there are groups of volunteers who keep the search going. Pleasanton residents Mike and Bridget Melson are two of these volunteers.

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Posted by Mark Orcutt
a resident of another community
on Mar 14, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Time has now past, very slowly at times, since the passing of my son Landon. I re-read this article almost monthly, especially when times are tough and I am missing my son. I am amazed how far reaching my son's story has traveled. I have tried to find an update on this story on Mike and Bridget, and the success they have achieved with their work. With their help and the assistance of the San Berdadino County Coronors Office, Landon was found, as many news oulets had reported. I thank God for the Melson's and their efforts and support. They were there when I found the rest of my son's remains, the spot in which he chose to end his life. I know I gave a heart-felt thank you when they had to leave, I still have contact with them from time to time, and I am honored in the way they have persued their interest in helping at risk teens such as my son Landon.

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Posted by Didi
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Mar 14, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Dear Mark,
I am so sorry that you lost your son.

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Posted by Ricrado Loa
a resident of another community
on Oct 29, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Hello my name is Ricardo,I was in volunteer search team for the Xiana Fairchild Volunteer Center and I wuold like to help in your search for missing person, please call me or e-mail back 925-584-5045, thank you

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