I can’t believe another hear has gone by since I learned that one of my neighbors, Pamela Butler, was missing. Her house, with its very eclectic yard of stones, I passed daily on my way too or from the store, work, etc. It is surprising that with all of the modern day profiling and forensic techniques no leads have been developed. Meanwhile she is missing, her family is in ruins and her ex boyfriend lives each day under the aura of suspicion.
Although her home has been transformed and sold, those who lived her before still think of Ms. Butler often, as evidenced today by the annual prayer vigil held in her honor at the corner of where her beloved home once stood. Council member Bowser has requested that MPD raise the reward amount to $25,000 in an attempt to garner more information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Butler, who we all pray is still alive; however remote that possibility may seem after such a lengthy absence. I believe this community should unify our efforts to make Chief Lanier and Mayor Gray listen to our request and raise the reward amount. I would also like to know what our police department has done and is currently doing in terms of their investigation. Is this still an active case? is it a cold case? what other steps can be taken to locate Ms. Butler or determine what happened to her?
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