Saturday, July 2, 2011

Krishonda Leanne Townsend: A Crime Continues in Silence

A balloon release will be held on July 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm, location to meet will be on the outside of town (Mineral Wells ,Texas) at Shonda’s missing person billboard next to HWY 281. •MAPQUEST

In the town of Mineral Wells, Texas, a tragic reminder clouds the town like a blanket over this 4th of July holiday weekend; one of their own is still missing. Those who know the truth continue to hide, hoping no one talks or comes forward with the truth of really what happened one year ago.

On July 4th, 2010, Krishonda Townsend, 19, went missing. She was not abducted by some stranger. She did not leave of her own free will. She did not drive her car to a location in a part of town deemed unsafe. She was abruptly taken and never seen or heard from again.

With over 1,100 comments on a blog written about Krishona earlier in the year, one would hope that instead of leaving clues, poems and finger pointing, they would find a way to come forward with what they know, either by contacting authorities or leaving a tip with the CUE Center for Missing Persons.

As a full year passes, the crime of silence will continue to live and breathe in the community of Mineral Wells. I wouldn't want to remain in a place where the person I stand next to while watching the fireworks this year along with my kids, is responsible for Krishonda's disappearance. In not demanding answers in your community, supporting this family, passing posters out or holding town meetings until she is found, you invite the person who took this young teenager and mother to strike again. If they got away with it once, it is likely someone else will pay the same high price with their life.

Just think if a fraction of the planning by the town of Mineral Wells went into finding Krishonda as it has in scheduling a day of festivities with food and fireworks, she would have an opportunity at being found.

Be assured that your tip is confidential and can not be seen publicly!

CUE CENTER FOR MISSING PERSONS-(910) 232-1687 -24 Hour Line Tip Line

Details of the case: 
Shonda Townsend White female 19 years of age . She is 5 ft. 3 in. tall and weighs between 115 and 120 pounds. She has brown eyes and blonde hair with a pink streak. Allthough her natural hair color is a light brown. She has braces with pink rubber bands. She was last seen in Mineral Wells on the evening of July 4 th. 2010 . Between 11:30 and 11:40 p.m. From a residence in Mineral Wells. She was wearing a black tank top trimmed in white, pink shorts, flip flops and a black two piece swim suit with pink and white polka dots underneath. Shonda left the residence driving a 1997 gray/blue Toyota Camry. At 12:10 am Monday , Shonda text her mother stating- On my way home. And no one has heard or seen her since.

Public and private rewards are offered for information leading to discovery of Townsend and anyone responsible for her disappearance resulting in an arrest and grand jury indictment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jack County Sheriff's Office at (940) 567-2161, Mineral Wells Police Department at (940) 328-7770 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (940) 325-0000.

January 13, 2011 The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time's Up!" on Here Women Talk
Hour #1 Guest: True Crime Author, Burl Barer and new book, "Fatal Beauty"
Hour #2 Guest: Monica Caison of CUE Center for Missing Persons examining cases of missing Lindsey Baum and Krishonda Townsend
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Anonymous said...

I can't believe there is still no known facts about what happened to Shonda, in a couple of days it will be one year. I hope all those who were celebrating with her last year will take the time out to remember her and try to recollect every fine detail concerning that night and maybe come up with some concrete facts that might lead to finding the person(s) responsible for her no longer being here with her little boy and family... So sad and tragic that her family still has no solide answers to what happened to her, whoever did this i hope one day you know how this family feels but not to the extint that they have come to know, i wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. Best wishes to Shondas family and i hope god brings you the answers you have spent the last year looking for!

Anonymous said...

Its a shame what happened to this young girl. Whoever did this I hope they never have peace. Mineral wells is full of deadbeat dope fiends not caring who they hurt. May they rot in hrll

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