Erica founded VNO in November 2012, to be the voice for families of the missing, murdered and exploited. After 18 months as Editor-in-Chief of Missing Persons News, Erica started VNO the day after a family friend was murdered and in honor of her first missing children’s case. She is a veteran journalist who has covered subjects such as: race riots, crime news, prison executions, and mass casualties — on the air, and in print — for more than 20 years. Erica is a former radio news director and newspaper editor with more than 500 hours of in-field and grid searching for the missing. She studied mass communications and journalism at Purdue University, and earned certificates in journalism and photography from Ball State University’s Newspaper Editor’s Program. She is a member of the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA), and holds the following certifications from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Cold Case Strategies, Developing a Missing Person’s Protocol, DNA Analysis of Forensic-Based Evidence, Investigative Strategies, and NamUs Procedures.
Clint joined VNO in August 2016 as a Multimedia Reporter. In December 2010, Dunn’s 13-year-old daughter, Hailey, disappeared from Colorado City, Texas, becoming one of the most well-known missing children in the nation. He has over 1,000 hours of in-field, grid and Border searching for his daughter and other missing children, and has worked with local, state and Federal authorities. He has appeared on HLN’s “Nancy Grace” and CNN, as well as dozens of local and regional television stations throughout Texas. Clint will produce and host a video series related to various aspects of the missing persons’ arena, including: prevention, stranger dangers, the importance of the buddy system, and warning signs inside the home. For families already enduring the disappearance of a loved one, he will also cover topics such as how to work with law enforcement and the media, running an effective search, bi-lingual flyer distributions, and how to survive the situation. Clint will also contribute to the online articles with video segments, to increase the share potential of Victims News Online’s articles.
Dominique joined the VNO team in August 2014. She graduated from Purdue University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and DePaul University in 2016 with a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Urban Development. Dominique covers missing, murdered and cold cases throughout the Midwest, and has a unique knack for observing social behaviors, which proves beneficial as an advocate-reporter.
Founding Managing Editor (deceased)
Mike’s work in the missing persons’ arena spanned more than a decade, having worked as an advocate and save haven, a Staff Reporter and Editor for Missing Persons News, Technical Support/Consulting for Camandago, Inc. and Psychic Crime Fighter. He worked with VNO as an independent consultant and partner since the paper’s inception in November 2012, and took the reigns as Managing Editor in January 2015. His career began in the 1970’s, when he worked in technology and market consulting for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Throughout his tenure at VNO, Mike aided in the safe return of 26 missing people, gave a voice to the abused, and worked to put killers and molesters behind bars. Until his death in June 2016, Mike lived on a farm in the Shawnee Hills of southern Illinois. In his honor, VNO now serves the missing, murdered, exploited andabused.