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Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

1st John 14: 1-7

Jane's Favorite Scripture was the 23rd Psalm

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Murdered In Wilmington: Who Shot & Killed

Jeanell Regina Bransford?

I chose the case of Jeanell Regina Bransford as my "Getaway Case". I'm working on a huge project regarding Delaware's Missing Persons Cases. As well as another fairly large and informative entry on another Missing Persons case in Wilmington. I needed a quick distraction to help me think outside the box. I don't cover many murder cases even though my work is synonymous with Dorothy Jane Scott's case. I got the idea for this case from a tiny picture on a news article that talked about unsolved murders in Delaware. And I saw her smile. And decided to pick her case. There isn't anything online about this case. And the few things that are. Have her first name misspelled. 

Shurlock
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Quick Entry #21: Mary Ann Johnson-Knightly

Continuing my focus on Delaware cases. I chose Mary Ann Johnson-Knightly for that reason and because I was able to add a few things that other entries don't have. I dedicated Semi Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind to this entry. I will always remember this song fondly. Last time I listened to this song. I was singing it out loud with someone very special. Good memories.
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Quick Entry #20: Damond Reginald Emory

I picked the case of Damond Reginald Emory to continue my focus on cases in the State of Delaware.

Damond Reginald Emory

"There was never a time I page him and he doesn't call right away or at least within a half hour" 

Dianna Emory, Damond's Mom

The News Journal: 4/24/1996


The News Journal: March 23th 1996


Missing Since:

2/27/1996

Missing From:

Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Birth:

6/20/1973

Parents:

Gerald Woods & Dianna Emory

Address At The Time Of Disappearance:

409 E. 10th Street Wilmington, DE 19801

Height & Weight:

Around 5'8 & 160 lbs.

Hair & Eyes:

Black & Brown

Wearing: 

Gray Nautica Sweatsuit,

Black Leather Jacket, 

Nike Sneakers & 

Ring on Left Pinky Finger.

Other:

May have Seven-Inch Scar 

on Abdomen. May use Alternate 

Spelling "Damon" for his Name.

Had a 4 year Old Son &

another on the way when he went

Missing


Background

Damond Reginald Emory was born on June 20th 1973 to Gerald Woods and Dianna Emory. Emory attended Newark High School. As young people often do, Damond seemed to associate himself with the wrong crowd. It happens when you grow up in a rough neighborhood like Wilmington. According to reports Damond was arrested more than a dozen times on charges that range from Drug Possession, Assault, Criminal Mischief, and Weapons Charges. (Note: I only bring these past charges up because I believe they are relevant to his disappearance. Not to diminish Damond's character or the importance of this case.) At some point Damond was involved in some kind of dispute regarding East and West Side residents of Wilmington. On June 19th 1993 at around 2:40 am. Kevin Conner, Michael Aikens, Shawn Brown, and Damond Emory were shot at as they sat in a parked car on the 1200 block of West 6th St. Kevin Conner was shot in the head and died around an hour later at the hospital. The others were treated for their injuries. A 15 Year Old by the name of Larry Davis was later arrested and convicted of the crime. (Larry Davis looks to have passed away in 2003)

The News Journal: April 12th 1995
Thunderguards Club: Now Closed- This is where the shooting  on 
June 19th 1993 took place.

The News Journal: June 20th 1993






The News Journal: April 20th 1994


Details of Disappearance

On February 27th 1996, 22 Year Old Damon Reginald Emory was supposedly dropped off at his residence on the 400 Block of East 10th St. In Wilmington, Delaware at around 2:30 am. He has never been seen or heard since. Law Enforcement Agencies as well as every resource that profiles Damond's case always say there is no evidence of foul play. Even if its very likely that Foul Play is the likely cause of Damond's disappearance.

The News Journal: July 22nd 1996





Analysis

Not sure he was dropped off like the report says he was. With so little available. It's hard to make an analysis.

News Coverage



The News Journal: April 24th 1996
The News Journal: September 11th 1996

Additional Photos


Damond's Grandafather

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What Happened To Sandra Lorraine Andrews?

I bring you this case as I continue to focus on Missing Persons Cases in Delaware. I dedicated the song "I don't have the heart" by James Ingram. I'm an old soul. And James Ingram is one of my favorite singers ever. RIP James Ingram. They don't write or produce songs like this anymore. It's a masterpiece honestly. His talent is all natural. You can't train anyone to sing like that. At the time. This song was steadily dropping on the Billboard. It was Rank 9 on the 17th of November in 1990. Plus, It's always good when you can somewhat relate to a song you dedicate to an entry. I'm going to say this entry came so fluid to me. Everything I put down seem to come straight to me. Even the research. I seem to do my best research when I'm struggling with depression. I am very proud of this entry. It's easily one of my best. I didn't force myself to write this. I enjoyed every minute of researching it. Now, having said all this. On to the case.

"It's the not knowing that's the hardest."
Sandra's Mom: Dorothy M. Leggs


Sandra Lorraine Belton-Andrews

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Quick Entry #19: Katie Faye Sinclair




I chose this case as I am continuing to focus on Delaware's Missing Persons Cases.

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Nope, I searched for an actual picture. Couldn't find one.


Still focused on Delaware's Missing Persons Cases. This entry will have more info on this case than any other source you'll find online. I kinda went crazy with the family history in this entry. I know it has no bearing on the case. I was hoping someone might be able to use the information in this entry to find a photo of Marion.

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The Delaware Memorial Bridge: Suicide Central

I've been focusing on the Missing Persons of Delaware recently. And in doing so I noticed that several of the cases are suicides. Suicides by bridge jumping. I decided to cover them all in one entry. Also, Mark Wade Potts jumped off the Commodore Barry Bridge NOT the Delaware Memorial Bridge. I included him in the entry anyways.

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Quick Entry #18: Where is Mear?


 There isn't much about this case anywhere so this is gonna be a very quick entry. Even the Facebook Page run by his family seems to be dead. Mear was born in 1981 so I picked Private Eyes by Hall and Oates as the song for this entry. I want to apologize to Ashleigh Sommers of Ash Mysteries. I made a mistake by calling her out. And I am not simply gonna just delete it without owning it. She does great work. Please check out her site.
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I basically chose this case because I had already made this poster and downloaded most of the articles for this case for someone who does their own work. At one point we were looking to do something together. Her team decided not to use this poster or any of the articles. She does great work. If you Google AVoice4TheLost you'll find her work. She covered this case better than I did. She has actually worked with the family. I urge you to check it out. I want to be clear when I say I am not trying to step on anyone's toes by covering this case. The more people cover cases like this. The more exposure they get. This isn't a case I would normally do as it thankfully got a lot of coverage in the media over the years. But I am glad I ended up writing this entry. I didn't pay attention to any of the podcasts or YouTubers that did this case. Although my dear friend Gabby did an episode on this case. It can be watched here. I dedicated Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls to this entry. It's one of my all time favorite songs. I really appreciate the recent emails from readers who are happy with the recent entries I published. It's very kind. I received one that was very humbling regarding the effort and detail I put into every entry I write. I can't say I am the best true crime blogger out there. But I definitely try to be. Thanks again.

Shurlock


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