(Closed) UPDATED… Friend who we want in the wedding party is missing…

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This post touched my heard and I just had to reply.  I remember a few years back stumbling onto a Craigslist post of a sister trying to locate her long-lost younger sister who had been given up for adoption.  I believe she posted an add in pretty much every big city in the states where she knew the sister had been in as a child. 

I followed that Craigslist thread, and the linked website for months. You would be surprised how many perfectly normal people read craigslist ads for entertainment’s sake. People from all around the country would post on the website she had made to try to give advice and leads.  I do not know what happened (bar exam crunch time got in the way of my lurking), but I know that their was huge outreach in her attempt to find her sister.  Unfortunately, I do not have the website saved and it has been quite some time, but I wanted to share the story nonetheless.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

What a wonderful post!

Here is what I would do: Start calling!! Even by trying 10 numbers a day, you may find his parents. Keep posting on his Facebook and keep lines of communication open.

In the meantime, I would strat planing the wedding with an honorary place saved for Kurt. If the phone calls don’t pan out and it is getting close, continue planning with other groomsmen. If Kurt shows up then, I would ask him to do a meaningful reading and a toast at the reception!

I agree with PP about craigslist as well. Good luck! I hope you find him!

PS- Private detective, maybe? lol

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

You can go to http://www.usa-people-search.com/ and free of charge learn a lot that may help you narrow down who his parents are, if you don’t already know their names. Then using http://www.whitepages.com you can look them up. Whitepages.com sometimes lists the age of the phone account holder and you can target people that are in their age bracket. If he still has a FaceBook account you can message his other friends or look for any frineds he may have that share his last name, a clue to relatives. Best of luck finding your friend!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Consider hiring a private detective to see what they can find out.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

By finding his parents you’ll be one step closer to finding him!  I agree with PP – call 10 numbers a day – you’ll be bound to find some information!

Perhaps as an Ex-Navy Seal, the Army might be of assistance?

Craigslist is a great idea and just by calling people in his original hometown, you might find someone who knows where he is?  If it’s a small town, find the local “hangout” – pub or coffee shop and call up!  Who knows what you’ll find!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

YAY!!! Please keep us updated!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@CharlotteMJ: Some people have unlisted numbers, send a letter with your phone number and email and ask them to get in touch with you. I surely hope your frined is okay!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Any news yet?

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I want to know too Any news???

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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