Erica is a veteran journalist with more than 25 years of news reporting experience. She has covered major stories, including: civil/human rights, race riots, prison executions, serial killings and the KKK. As a searcher, she has more than 1,000 hours in the field (including grid searches) looking for missing/murdered victims. Erica studied journalism at Purdue University, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, and holds certifications in Photography, Photojournalism, and Editorial Management from the Newspaper Editor’s Program at Ball State University. She has worked for The Michigan City News-Dispatch, South Bend Tribune, has been an on-air news contributor at over a dozen radio stations throughout the Midwest, and co-hosted the first missing persons’ radio show in Seattle, Washington. Erica is also a Private Investigator (TX Lic#52693601) who combines her investigative journalism skills and PI training to offer the most to her families and clients. She is a member of the National Organization of Victims Advocates (NOVA), and holds certifications from the U.S. Department of Justice in developing a missing persons’ protocol, investigative strategies, DNA analysis of forensic-based evidence and cold cases.
Clint joined VNO in 2015 to help other families cope with the disappearance of a child or loved one. In December 2010, Clint’s 13-year-old daughter, Hailey, was kidnapped and murdered in Colorado City, Texas. To date, no one has been charged or convicted in Hailey’s death. Clint works directly with families in his situation, and acts as a peer counselor, confidant, as well as investigative reporter. With more than 2,000 hours in the field (1,000+ looking for his daughter), Clint specializes in cases involving dangerous areas, homeless missing, or those which require searches in rough terrain.
Founder, Moms on a Mission
Christine and her team partnered with VNO in 2014, as a way to blend their search, recovery, medical and science experience with our investigative journalism and search skills. It also expanded the ‘team’ effort from the Southwest to the Midwest. What resulted was a multi-state, multi-team effort that brought home more than 25 people from joint investigations. Christine studied medicine at Indiana University, and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in LaPorte County, Indiana. Her team specializes in both ground and water searches. In 2017, Christine limited her involvement with both organizations due to health issues, but still consults on cases as needed.
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Director, Moms on a Mission
Dominique currently runs Moms on a Mission. She joined their team in 2015 as an outreach coordinator for missing persons, aiding in flyer distribution, ground searches and networking. She was also a contributor for Victims News Online for three years before taking the helm at Moms on a Mission. Dominique holds a PhD in Psychology from National Louis University, a Master’s of Arts Degree in Sustainable Urban Development from DePaul University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University. She is the Public Participation Planner at Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
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