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Joann Buff

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Review for Community United Effort (CUE), Wilmington, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

CUE/Monica Caison was working on my sister's case long before I was even aware of it. Concerned citizens who lived in my sister's area were already consulting with them before we even knew they existed...despite the fact that the man who murdered my sister (her husband) was making life miserable for them, even making threats, they were undeterred, and supported my family throughout. They were thoroughly caring and professional, unlike the organization that the murderer contracted with to throw the police off, even accused my sister (the victim) of drug abuse, dragging her name erroneously through the mud. The people at CUE are trained and experienced...the organization that worked w/ my "brother in law" was not, and made a hellish experience even worse. People may be well meaning, but that doesn't mean they are effective. CUE knows who the authentically trained professionals are in your area, please save yourself a lot of trouble, and use them.

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for LostNMissing, Inc, Londonderry, NH, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

First of all, none of the above "roles" accurately describes my position. I am the sister of Jennifer Ramsaran whom Cynthia Caron took on as a missing person case from her husband, but not by my family. I cannot supply a complete review at this time due to a pending investigation. I can, however write about Ms. Caron denying that she sent a private investigator to see me regarding the private investigator that I chose to work with on the day that it was confirmed that the body found was indeed my sister's. This PI spent about ten minutes at my brother-in-law's home (her client), then he came to my parents house (next door) and spoke to my husband. He identified himself as working for both Ms. Caron and G. Ramsaran. He gave his name and license number to my husband, re-iterated Caron's repeated efforts to slander the PI advising my family, and then spent another hour at Ramsaran's home. I was so disgusted by this ill-timed visit and lack of compassion from someone who runs a missing person's organization that I contacted both my own PI and also Lt. R. Cobb in charge of my sister's investigation immediately. Caron has contacted me privately regarding this event, accusing me of lying about it. Clearly either she, or this PI, is the person lying. My family feels doubly victimized by this woman in the manner she has spoken on-line about my sister in a degrading manner, deleting several family and friend's posts on my sister's missing Face Book page, and also how she has treated both my mother and I in private correspondence.

Response to Caron’s response below:
Cynthia, I have no wish to speak to someone who has repeatedly falsely accused me of leaking case material to Websleuths w/out proof. No one from WS contacted me to verify someone as an insider. Show me the posts where I supposedly offered inside information. It would be stupid of me to supply info to WS, I have nothing to gain by revealing evidence.

Why should I inquire into any more truth regarding the PI? I saw the man with my own eyes driving out the driveway. He told my husband that he approached both you and Ganesh at the Shining Hope Event offering pro-bono PI services and you accepted after you were assured that he was indeed licensed in NYS. He Identified himself as working for both of you. Therefore, one of you is not telling the truth. It seems to me that you are awfully quick to accuse others and myself of lying w/out inquiring into your own facts. Your attempt to diminish this event by saying it was expected is despicable, but that’s what I’ve come to expect from you. And I personally don’t appreciate the side circus of going after Tracy and Kevin along with the FB wars, which you persist in doing as evidenced here…finding my sister was supposed to be your focus.

Additionally, why should I contact you to settle the matter? You have treated me horribly. I don’t believe you, I don’t’ trust you, and I am certainly not accountable to you in any way.

When I posted my one comment on the JRMP page, I identified myself as Jenny’s sister. My post, “My sister’s case is not a FB page competition. I do not believe that she ran off on her own volition as this site continuously alleges,” was deleted. When someone criticized you or your admin for deleting “the sister’s” post, it was put back up and a response provided that stated (paraphrased): “Show some maturity. We are looking for an ALIVE Jennifer. Her children could be looking here.” There was nothing wrong with my post and it certainly didn’t warrant that response, nor the one that came after it from someone claiming that I “practice to deceive”. Furthermore, I know my family members were identifying themselves on that page and still getting deleted and/or blocked.

You never knew Jennifer, you have no claim to know what “Jennifer would have wanted”. I know she wouldn’t have liked the way you’ve portrayed her on FB or WS. There was no “behavior change” around me or my parents who LIVE NEXT DOOR to her. You accuse people on WS of armchair sleuthing when you yourself are guilty of armchair psychology of my sister’s emotional and mental state.

The malice and cruel behavior I’ve witnessed comes from you, Cynthia.

A fair judge hears both sides before making a decision, yet you made public declarations without hearing Jenny’s side of the story. It was your job to find Jennifer, not to analyze her emotional or mental state, nor to determine who is innocent or guilty. You’re handling of this case is grossly unprofessional.

You owe my family a public apology.


Second response to CC:

I hope this review site is monitoring how you are treating me here Cynthia. I am the sister of a missing person. I have not been polygraphed, nor questioned in my sister’s disappearance, but the people you work with have. More accusations from you again with no proof. Again, what purpose would “my” PI have for leaking info pertinent to the case? An employee w/ the Star told a family member that you did indeed reveal this info to JM, and then were foolish enough to tell him afterwards that it’s off the record.

I just looked up when I posted my one comment on the JRMP and it was 2/13/13, weeks after you took on Jennifer’s case. I was never banned (that I know of), I “unliked” the page after being deleted. The HFJR page was never “my” page Cynthia, but I am glad that you are admitting to having something to do with its disappearance.

This is bordering on harassment.


3rd response:
CC, if you are going to continue to falsely call me a liar, I will continue to respond. Now you’re deleting posts where I proved you incorrect. I have the text, I can supply them for anyone from this site who would like to see them.



Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  General Member of the Public

Here are my comments to address your post (at the following link) http://lnmresponds.blogspot.com/ and the proof that exists that I always and only presented myself professionally and in the best interest of finding Jennifer and in no way did any of the unprofessional and negative things you've posted. Cyber-harassment and libel is against the law and those who have started this campaign against me and my company have my attorney's information and will be notified by him in the upcoming week or two as we are still waiting for an ISP identification for one of the "participants."

Joann, Please carry forward with your family and friends and my prayers for all of you for strength in the upcoming days. Thank you. Cynthia Caron, President/Founder - LostNMissing Inc.

Joann, Please carry forward with your family and friends and my prayers for all of you for strength in the upcoming days. Thank you. Cynthia Caron, President/Founder - LostNMissing Inc.

Here are my comments to address your post (at the following link) http://lnmresponds.blogspot.com/ and the proof that exists that I always and only presented myself professionally and in the best interest of finding Jennifer and in no way did any of the unprofessional and negative things you've posted. Cyber-harassment and libel is against the law and those who have started this campaign against me and my company have my attorney's information and will be notified by him in the upcoming week or two as we are still waiting for an ISP identification for one of the "participants."