Erica is a veteran journalist with more than 25 years of news reporting experience. She has covered major stories across the United States and abroad, including: missing and murdered persons, human trafficking, child exploitation, civil/human rights, race riots, mass shootings, prison executions, serial killings and the (Ku Klux Klan) KKK. As a searcher, she has more than 1,500 hours in-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 been a staff reporter, freelance correspondent, and on-air news contributor at over a dozen radio stations throughout the Midwest. She also co-hosted the first-ever missing persons’ show in Seattle, Washington on KKNW Radio. Erica is also a Registered Private Investigator with Pastfinder Investigative Services, Houston, TX, (Agency #A07297501) who combines her journalism experience and private investigative resources to offer the most to her families and clients. She is a member of the National Organization of Victims Advocates (NOVA), and holds the following certifications from the National Institute of Health (NIH): developing a missing persons’ protocol, investigative strategies, DNA analysis of forensic-based evidence and cold cases strategies.
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, 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 expertise with our investigative journalism and research skills. It also expanded the ‘team’ effort from the Southwest to the Midwest. What resulted was a multi-state, multi-team network that has brought home more than 25 people from joint investigations in the last six years. Christine studied medicine at Purdue University, and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in LaPorte County, Indiana. Her team specializes in both ground and water searches. Christine is also a featured writer for VNO, focusing on trauma-based situations. She is an expert in locating after-care and rehabilitation, and works directly with government agencies to provide services for victims that are often overlooked.
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Director, Moms on a Mission
Dominique joined Moms on a Mission 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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