Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Update:William McQuain's Life Clear and Present Danger Needing Media Attention

Update: This Morning Montgomery County Chief of Police Thomas Manger announced a body was found on Tuesday morning, believed to be 11-year-old boy William McQuain.

Investigators concentrated their search on Tuesday in the wooded area near a Liberty gas station on Clarksburg Road, in Clarksburg

Police said at 9 a.m. , a K-9 unit discovered the remains of an African-American child at the location. Further forensic tests will be run to make a positive identication, but investigators believe it is the body of the missing 11-year-old.

William McQuain age 11,was disovered missing after police found his mother dead in her home.

An amber alert was issued on the same day for William.

In Rockville, MD, it wouldn't be until October 12, 2011, when police made the gruesome discovery of Jane McQuain in the bedroom of her condo. According to the medical examiner she died sometime around the 1st or 2nd of October.

No one has seen the child at school since September 30, 2011. Could he have been at home over the weekend when his mother was killed? The answer is yes.

Sometime on the weekend of October 1st, Jane McQuain's former husband who had been trying to re-enter her life, without success, showed up at her condo. According to news accounts, she was in fear of her life from Curtis Lopez. A tip called in from a neighbor said they saw Lopez loading items from the condo into her car. Lopez was arrested last Thursday, in North Carolina, Jane's car was found abandoned when he was taken into custody and charged with her murder. Now, police are asking for help in finding William. They assumed the child was with Lopez. But, he was not.

We haven't heard much about this case in the news, in my opinion, because children who are African American rarely qualify as rating news in mainstream media. Perhaps in this case, because of the mothers murder, and during national domestic violence awareness month CNN or MSNBC could consider making an exception. As it was, I had to search several different news story sites to piece together a description of the child and a number where people can call if they have any information.

The last time I checked, we all bleed the same color, it is red. This is about a child who could still be alive. This tragedy should, at the very least, be in all of the media's radar list of stories to report.

Montgomery County Police are leading a search effort in connection with the disappearance of an 11-year-old Germantown boy, who was last seen Sept. 30 and the Amber is still in effect. The child was last seen at Seneca Knolls Condos in the 1300 block of Braircliff Terrace. He is a sixth0grader at Martin Luther King Jr, Middle School in Germantown, MD. He is described as a black male with light skin, 5 feet tall and weighs about 85 pounds.Maryland State Police ask that anyone with information about William’s whereabouts call 911 or 240-773-5070. Callers have the option to remain anonymous.

In addition, Law Enforcement or the family should contact the Cue Center for Missing persons and register the case. Their Website site is www.ncmissingpersons.org. They are a non-profit national organization working with families providing support that includes searches.


Montgomery County police say they believe they've found the remains of a missing boy.

They discovered the remains of a young, African-American boy at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday in wooded area of the county. Police Chief Thomas Manger says officers believe it is the body of 11-year-old William McQuain, whose mother was found dead last week.


Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. She is a specialist with intimate partner violence prevention strategies and high risk cases and available for personal consultations through the Institute. She is also part of the team at Management Resources Limited of New York.

Susan is the author of "Time's Up: A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships,"Moving out, Moving on, and Defending Out Lives. Susan is the host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time's Up!" . She is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated "The Roth Show" with Dr Laurie Roth and a co-host on Crime Wire.

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1 comment:

TigressPen said...

Sadly a body has been found and it's believed to be William.
I pray it isn't him but hope began to fade he'd be found alive after stepdad was found and arrested but no sign of William was discovered.

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