From the first time Our family contacted Cynthia from lostnmissing she has been a great comfort to our family, no matter what time of day she was always there for us. Our search for our son came to a tragic end and I don't know how we could have held up if not for the help of lostnmissing.They made missing person flyers and helped our family get billboards(at no cost to our family)thru out the Boston area. Lostnmissing did not stop when Dennis was found they have continued to be a source of strength to our family thru these very difficult days.Our family do not have enough words to express how much we have been comforted and helped by Cynthia and all the staff at lostnmissing.With our thanksEd bushard
I have been helping a man search for his missing sister, Tammy Sue Clements who went missing in 1980 at age 15. This gentleman is uncertain how to navigate these terrible waters. I reached out to MANY organizations with what info I had- trying to get this little lost girl out there where her voice could be heard. She had not even had a missing persons report filed- ever. The organization Lostnmissing was the fist organization to help me- to help us I should say. Through them Tammy had her first flier made, and we were finally able to start posting her to many different pages. We had great difficulty in getting the NCIC number so that this little girl could be listed at sites such as doenetwork and namus. Lostnmissing not only took our report, but helped us gain the ncic number from a small town police department who were reluctant to give it to family. Their advocacy for the lost has helped us immensely and inspired me to continue working with families, knowing I have them to aid me.
Cynthia Caron came into my life on Feb. 6, 2013, just 3 days after my Mother In-Law, Carla Ruth Reyes, went missing. We as a family were so distraught, with NO where to turn but LostNMissing, Inc. showed us empathy, compassion and most of all honesty! They assisted with fliers, communication, support and even opened a blog to raise more awareness of Carla's MISSING status. To say they went the extra mile would be an understatement.
In March of 2013, I decided to offer my services as an advocate for MISSING persons. It has been cathartic for me to be able to help other families in need. I will continue to Volunteer for LostNMissing, Inc. for years to come, as this organization always puts the family first. I am proud to represent this amazing organization as a Volunteer.
Unfortunately, to date (feb 2014) Carla is still Missing, but we will NEVER give up HOPE until she found and is back home with us. Maya Brand, CA Admin and Supportive Counselor
LostNMissing Inc. 02/12/2014
Thank you, Maya. We are blessed to have you. Our prayers Carla will be located soon. Hugs, Cyn
My name is Dennis and I am a missing persons advocate. I have looked to LostNMissing numerous times for help with posting for missing family members as well as looking to Cynthia for advice and for information. LostNMissing is a solid missing persons organization that I would recommend to anyone without hesitation. I also have the highest regard and respect for Cynthia. She is a true professional as well as being a compassionate, loving, and caring human being!
LostNMissing Inc. 02/10/2014
Thank you, kindly, Dennis. Cynthia Caron President/Founder LostNMissing Inc
One of the most comprehensive and caring groups I have had the pleasure to know. Cynthia and her volunteers are all top notch when it comes to helping missing persons.
Project Angel Eyes Director NY
LostNMissing Inc. 02/10/2014
Thank you very much, Dawn. Cynthia Caron President/Founder LostNMissing Inc.
Lost-N-Missing has been the most incredible organization/people I know, they have taught me so much,Cynthia and others has contacted me when a possible identy or a unidentified maybe or could be a match to my sister. My sister has been Missing 29yrs in March and Lost-N-Missing has put a lot of dedication,helpful things, their heart,their loyalty,their volunteer information for the missing...all a NON-Profit organization but,I must say they have made a new life for me, have given me HOPE...NEVER to GIVE UP!!! she has also done some outstanding video's post (songs) etc. Love the people of LOST -N-Missing
LostNMissing Inc. 02/10/2014
Thank you very much Laurie. Our prayers always for your needed answers and most importantly, your sister Rose Marie. Prayers, Cynthia Caron President/Founder LostNMissing Inc.
I have received continuing notices from LostnMissing relating to many cases of missing persons which I am always happy to receive. Their update system and the manner in which they support distressed families is most gracious. As a Non Profit Organisation they place a great amount of effort into the continuing wish of locating persons and hopefully to reconnect them. I feel that such organisations should continue to be supported as best is possible in both my professional and personal opinion. Many families have thankfully gained closure and regained the family members they were searching for due to these efforts and I hope this shall continue well into the future.
Ambassador Kurt Alleyne.
LostNMissing I have found to be an excellent missing persons service highly dedicated to finding the many missing persons noted. Always courteous to myself and interactions in relation to the notifications of information are clear and precise which I find extremely helpful. A proactive organisation that keeps the interests of families close to mind at all times.
As an individual that works within Humanitarian Affairs I greatly appreciate the work that is undertaken which itself must induce quite stressful times. Updated information is fluid and prompt. I would certainly place any recommendation of LostNMissing to any families or indeed individual searching for missing persons in a highly positive manner. Whilst operating this organization it uses some resources that are difficult to assist with for many but I would very much like to see the continuance and further building and I support fully the work undertaken.
In my professional view matters are dealt with in a Compassionate and truly caring manner always understanding of the needs of those they assist and to my knowledge have always given exemplary service. I look forward to further interactions and wish for every success in the future. I hope very much that further support will be given so that further extensions of their works can be made as needed.
Mr. Kurt Alleyne.
Ambassador for Humanitarian Affairs.
International Human Rights Commission.
Keep up the great work! Proud to be a part of the team that do all possible for the families of missing. Those who write references should only be those who either volunteer and have first hand knowledge of the work of the team or those families who have directly contacted your organization for assistance. By standers and internet sleuthing groups base their opinions from a distance and do not know first hand just how many families lives you've touched. It's also been rumored that another "competitor" has been fueling the negativity and it is clearly obvious they send the same people to go after families that you are already are working with. I find that in poor taste considering they too should have their work be for the missing person and not to bring fame upon themselves. That is what I've most admired from LNM. The work always comes first without bragging and huge media campaigns about the org. It is about the families and the missing people at LNM. Congrats on the 2013 Badge!
As a volunteer with LNM I am proud to say I am a member of this organization. I've watched families of missing go from grieving to feeling hopeful and have seen them transformed from feeling helpless to gaining strength. All support members, through the guidance of Cynthia Caron, work nonstop and effortlessly for families grieving the loss of their missing. When they have nowhere to turn they find us and we are here to help them through all steps until their loved one is found, and after.
Thank you Jill. We are thankful for your help and friendship.
Lost N Missing has demonstrated distrust of a police investigation in which they were supposed to be "partnering" and have abused family members of a missing person so appallingly that the family had to publicly request that LnM remove themselves from the case.
And no, I'm not part of an "orchestrated" anything. I am an independent thinker who forms my own opinions based on the evidence available to me, and acts on those opinions regardless of what others are doing. If LnM is so paranoid as to believe that people have to be recruited to express their horror at the appalling actions of this organization, they are in deep denial.
On LnM's website, they claim that they partner with law enforcement. I find this interesting, when presently, both the president of this organization and the treasurer/board member are publically questioning the integrity of the police investigation into the murder of Jennifer Ramsaran. They must have found it a bit embarrassing when Jennifer's husband Ganesh -- the very man that LnM spent many hours defending publically as having an "airtight alibi" and having nothing to do with Jennifer's missing status has now been arrested for her murder. And...I find it interesting that LnM feels that it is part of their "mission" to defend the "innocence" of GR -- both before Jennifer's body was found, and even now after his arrest...how is that "partnering" with law enforcement?? Are they so arrogant as to believe that they know more than the fine men and women who have spent five months carefully investigating this crime? Do they really doubt the work of the medical examiner which led to GR's arrest?
Quite frankly, if Lost N Missing does not trust law enforcement, I would suggest it would be difficult for them to partner with law enforcement. I would doubt that law enforcement would welcome such partnership.
Secondly, Lost N Missing gushes about the love and compassion and support they extend to the family of missing persons. In the case of Jennifer Ramsaran, they continue to "support" the man who has been indicted for her murder. But their "love and compassion" has fallen far short with regard to Jennifer's grieving mother and father, Jennifer's sister, and Jennifers cousins, aunt, and other extended family. To these members of Jennifer's family -- they have been crass and insensitive. From inappropriate pm's to Jennifer's mother, to deleting comments made by Jennifer's family on Facebook (comments as innocuous as "my sister would never leave on her own"), to threatening to sue the family if negative reviews here on Great Non-profits were not removed (isn't that blackmail??), Cynthia Caron even stated in a public blog that she felt no pity for Jennifer's family.
Even after Jennifer's mother and sister have publically and politely requested that Lost N Missing remove themselves from Jennifer's case, LNM persists in harrassing the family by posting diatribes on both the Jennifer Ramsaran Missing FB site as well as the Justice for Jennifer site. Currently, L&M has 4 staff members administrating that site, so they are still inserting themselves into Jennifer's case, and in so doing are continuing to create drama and prevent the family from moving on into healing and closure.
Interestingly, LnM feel they have the right to even invade the Justice for Jennifer site to post tirades against the efforts of this group, but find any (well-warranted) criticism of their own actions to be "cyber-harrassment."
Lost N Missing has caused much additional grief and unwanted drama to a family in the most horrific of situations. In my opinion, they ought not to have the opportunity to inflict this sort of pain on any other individuals.
ETA: Examples of distrust of the police investigation
1) Posted by Cynthia Caron, on 5/25 on Jennifer Ramsaran Missing Facebook site: " I'm also not fond of the fact that his arrest and charges brought forth is on circumstantial evidence. Any charges brought forth I would have hoped and wanted to be solid proof.”
(So...CC states it is "fact" that the arrest was only on circumstantial evidence? She believes that Chenango County LE have no "solid proof?" Hmmm....Sheriff Cutting stated that the arrest was based on the results of the Medical Examiner's autopsy; not sure how CC construes that to be "circumstantial evidence" and no "solid proof")
2) In an interview with News Channel 9, "Caron said she has a lot of questions about the investigation that led to Remy’s arrest." In FB comments, she has echoed this sentiment, hinting that she had "information" that doesn't "fit" with what the police are saying.
3) Police and the DA have stated that the investigative work of computer experts have revealed that GR's alibi of being home working on the computer is false. Cynthia Caron takes direct issue with the IT experts who investigated the case. She posted on 5/25 on the JRM facebook site: "he is an IT person. An IT person is not going to be so stupid as to say they were on a computer working as an alibi if they were not. "
4) Cynthia Caron, on 6/15, posted this on the Jennifer Ramsaran Missing FB page : “He wants nothing more than to find the killer(s) of Jennifer and to prove he is innocent. He put a lot of faith in the Chenango Sheriff to find the killer and now realizes that he should not have put so much faith in the system and should have hired his own top notch PI's once Jennifer's body was found.”
5) Cynthia Caron posted: “In Jen's case there was never any domestic issues in the home, no violence” (JRM 5/25)
Is this woman truly so arrogant as to state with total confidence that a woman she NEVER MET was NEVER the victim of abuse or violence from her husband??? Surely this is something to be proven (or not) at trial based on the testimony of those who KNEW Jennifer -- her family, employer, true friends, pastor, etc.
6) Karen Krapps -- a board member and treasurer of LnM posted numerous long diatribes -- about 7 or 8, maybe more, all in a row, on the Justice for Jennifer FB site (and this is what I mean by invading the site -- polite people make a short statement on FB, and go about their business, and maybe return a day or so later to clarify or respond or whatever. They don't attempt to take over the site. ) The gist of KK's statements was that "adultery doesn't equal murder" (well, sorry KK, but there's a heck of a whole lot more evidence than the fact that GR commited adultery), and she tells us that we should not even consider GR's adultery as being a potential motive for his wife's murder, and "I do not believe for one minute that for the petty amount of money he would have lost in a divorce, he would have risked going to prison for the rest of his life just to keep from losing it." She implies false arrest -- mentions that there have been other cases of people who have been arrested for murder but then found innocent by forensic evidence (newsflash KK -- the arrest was BASED on forensic evidence from the autopsy). KK has made it clear that she believes GR is being "railroaded and not treated fairly or justly" by law enforcement.
7) Cynthia Caron mirrors the sentiments of Karen K with her insinuations of false arrest: "I can only say that I've already seen and known of those charged with murder that were found innocent and later the real killer(s) arrested. .. There is so much that just doesn't fit....contrary to rumors and gossip. " (posted on JRM Facebook, 5/24)
LostNMissing puts great faith and respect for law enforcement and that includes the Jennifer Ramsaran case. We believe they did a wonderful job and I'm not sure why you may believe otherwise? In response to "leaving the case" ....our work for Jennifer's case ended once her funeral arrangements were made. There is no more involvement from LNM on her case...she is no longer missing:( Some of the other things you wrote are your opinions and I respect that, albeit it is the same comments repeated over and again that we've already responded to in that we've always treated Jennifer's family fairly and there was absolutely no harassment ever done. As for one of my Board of Directors "invading the J4J site" I believe that is rather harsh considering it is a public group on Facebook and she has a Facebook account. Whenever a group does not want the public to join in on opinions they convert their groups to private. Perhaps that may be the answer to your obvious concerns and dilemma. Our support to families of missing is clear and apparent by any posts within this site. Every single family has graded us with a 5 star rating...that speaks for itself. The only negatives in this entire site are those that post that have no real knowledge of our work as we did not work for a single person thus far that has posted a negative. That also speaks for itself. Have a good weekend. Thank you.
Regarding #1. Yes. I don't like cases that are based on circumstantial evidence. I had hoped that once an arrest made it would have contained solid evidence. This is my opinions…about cases….not about the Chenango Sheriff Dept. The DA and media reported "circumstantial evidence", not me. Regarding #2 Yes. We have our own knowledge of case specifics that the public is not aware and those are what I question. It will be brought forth in the trial and you too will understand further this comment. Regarding #3 Just my opinion. Aren't I entitled to one? Don't you also wonder, if true, how or why a person with IT experience would be so dumb as to have an alibi of being on a computer if he wasn't? So yes I question that. I also question if his alibi was not true, why did they not bring him back in for further interoggations as to where was Jennifer when she was still missing? My opinion is I believe the alibi is going to be the number one focus on the trial and not the affair. But that is my opinion. Regarding #4 Those are his feelings, not mine. Regarding #5 The Sheriff Department spoke publicly of the very same during the time of Jennifer's missing status. There was no record of any domestic issues in the home. Regarding #6 So you have a problem with the way someone writes longer posts and even go so far as to say how often they should post, when they come back to post too…considering it is a public site? What is all the "control" that you feel is justified to halt anyone with an opinion that differs from yours? Regarding #7 You didn't post the entire comment…thus taking it out of context. I don't know if he was arrested "falsely" or if he committed this horrible crime…I'm admitting it…..I don't know…but that doesn't take away my opinion that, with what info presented thus far, I don't support the fact that he did it. Don't assume you know what I am thinking by placing it as insinuations. Take the full context of all I've posted….I have no idea if Remy Ramsaran is guilty or not. I won't know until trial….just as nobody else knows for a fact either. He was arrested and charged….not found guilty. What I do know is if he is in fact guilty I will be very surprised as so much "doesn't fit" and that is my opinion and due to my personal involvement in the case details and with him as a person that I've come to know.
Cynthia Caron's "assistance" in the Jennifer Ramsaran case borders on the absurd. During the time that Jenn was missing, Ms. Caron suggested that she may have run off with hippies or be in some cult. She always veered away from any suggestion that Jenn may have met with foul play (which is indeed what did happen); rather she helped promote the theory (suggested by Jenn's husband, and Jenn's husband's mistress) that Jenn had run off. She gave an extensive list that was supposed to help us find and identify Jenn (which included the condiments she liked, and portrayed Jenn as a "dreamer" who failed to fit in with her family. She failed to mention that Jenn was a Sunday School teacher, a Girl Scout Troop Leader, a knitting teacher, etc.-- in other words, a type of person that is the bedrock of any community - not one to suddenly abandon the 3 children who were her life). Her list of "helpful information" contained many inconsistencies and incorrect info (such as Jenn didn't run -- when Jenn had recently completed a half-marathon with a very respectable score), but the main problem with the "list" is that it contained many items that were absurdly non-material, and nothing that was particularly helpful in understanding the type of person that Jenn was, and where she might be. She has supported the most likely suspect in Jenn's death, and gullibly accepted everything he has told her, while at the same time publically attacking Jenn's family, and even suing a local journalist and the private investigator hired by Jenn's family. When local volunteers tried to organized a search, Cynthia strongly discouraged it. Her Facebook page for Jenn is....well...let's just say she deletes any postings made from someone with serious questions or helpful comments that could have led to finding Jenn earlier, and that could help with bringing justice to her now.
There is only one helpful thing that Cynthia did that I am aware of -- she did encourage the husband (finally, after Jenn was missing 2 months) to do a series of interviews with local press. This did help raise awareness (and probably led to a local person finally discovering Jenn's body). The interviews were also helpful to many in helping us realize that Jenn most likely did NOT run off, but was the victim of foul play.
Ms. Caron still insists that we "can't know" that Jennifer met with foul play. And, I suppose it may be correct that she can't make such a public statement without verification from law enforcement (and the final reports are not yet in). But it is quite obvious that Jenn met with foul play of some sort -- her body was found, nude, on the side of the road, miles from her home, and miles from where her van was found in a parking lot in Norwich. Her clothes have not been found. So...if Jenn did NOT meet with foul play, then she must have parked her van in Norwich, stripped naked, and walked through the rain about 12 miles down State Road 23 and then to Center Road, where she then rolled herself off an embankment and died. Now...that really stretches the imagination.
And yes, the fact that Jenn was a Sunday School teacher, a knitting teacher, and a Girl Scout Troop leader tell us a whole lot more about Jenn than what condiments she likes on her hamburger. Jenn's life revolved around her kids and around community activities. The type of activities she was involved in portray a woman of faith, a woman committed to her family, a woman highly unlikely to run off.
And...I can't help but wonder...where did Ms. Caron get the information that Jenn had "changed a lot" in the last 6 months of her life? Presumably from Jenn's husband and the husband's mistress. Was this verified by Jenn's pastor? By close freinds that were NOT sleeping with her husband? By her parents? By her sister or cousins?
In response to your thoughts above: We don't know, as yet, the evidence surrounding the disappearance and death of Jennifer. What we do know is a beautiful young life is gone and we grieve for the family and pray for them for strength in the coming days. Should it be learned that her death was in fact "due to foul play" we also stand strong and support that justice be served. Throughout the investigation and search for Jennifer, we at LostNMissing, focused on finding a living Jennifer and we respected that the police were doing their investigations to find the cause of her disappearance and invariably, her death. As a community, and as a parent, we all want to know what happened.
I have been with LostNMissing, Inc. for a short time (since 2013) but am truly happy to be part of this organization. Since day one of meeting Cynthia, she has been very helpful with any questions I may have & always responded in a very timely manor. I'm happy that I can help my state to locate missing persons & am proud to be part of this team, they all work very hard.
Thank you, Becca. We are very happy to have you. You do excellent work!
Although, I have been with LostNMissing Inc for a short time, I am honored to be part of such an amazing organization. Cynthia and the whole team are incredible. Always out to help new volunteers. I started in 2013 and am so thankful to be able to help. I would just like to say to end this is LostNMissing Inc is one of the best organizations for missing persons. The whole team works so hard to get missing persons out there. They go above and beyond. A truly great place!
Thank you Crystal. We are very honored to have you on our staff of volunteers!