No sign of missing Van Buren County w...

No sign of missing Van Buren County woman

There are 62 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jun 16, 2008, titled No sign of missing Van Buren County woman. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Have you seen Anita Hambleton? It's a question police, her friends and family would like to get an answer to.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan.

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Weird

Grandville, MI

#1 Jun 16, 2008
"Payne, who describes herself as sort of Hambleton's adopted daughter"
Thats a little weird that she "discribes herself" not the familiy describing her that way. Cops really need to watch a few lifetime movies, cuz this is right out of one.
cff

Louisville, CO

#2 Jun 16, 2008
Weird wrote:
"Payne, who describes herself as sort of Hambleton's adopted daughter"
Thats a little weird that she "discribes herself" not the familiy describing her that way. Cops really need to watch a few lifetime movies, cuz this is right out of one.
soulds like YOU'VE been watching a few too many lifetime movies!

“O__o ?”

Since: May 08

Grandville

#3 Jun 16, 2008
I don't have a good feeling for this one. I hope the husband did not murder her and dismember her, like others have done in the past. I hope the police are smart enough to investigate that. Something just isn't right with this, something is fishy and I'm not sure what it is. :-/
holland resident

Holland, MI

#4 Jun 16, 2008
Look, this woman is doing MORE for her, than what I hear her own husband and son doing.
Maybe the two of them were really close and the missing woman always saw her as a "daughter".
So, stop critisizing and let's all hope that this woman is found soon.
Movie Watcher

Grand Rapids, MI

#5 Jun 16, 2008
In the movies they always look in the bottom of the lake for the body.
froggy log

Traverse City, MI

#6 Jun 16, 2008
I think their may be a very sad ending. Usually in these cases with people on medications, something bad usually happens.
Someone who knows them

Julian, NC

#7 Jun 16, 2008
First of all you guys have it all wrong!! Payne has known Anita for a LONG time and I could totally agree with her being an adopted daughter. It breaks my heart that you guys think that its fishy - it makes no sense I agree with that but I totally disagree with the fact you think Todd might of done something to her, he would never do that. The man is hurting so could you give him a little respect and even give some respect to those who know the family - like myself! I don't think you'd want people saying things like that about your loved ones now would ya?

We all hope and pray that she is found and is okay!
Disgusted

Caledonia, MI

#8 Jun 16, 2008
I cannot believe how insensitive and ridiculous most of the comments I read on these forums are...where in the hell are you people coming from? How do you assume these things about people you know nothing about? Speculating about negative outcomes will not make the family and friends feel any better either if they read any of this. I just hope the search ends soon with good news!

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#9 Jun 17, 2008
This is too much like the Jana Kelley disappearance for my comfort.
Gail in Wyoming

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Jun 17, 2008
Lucy in Rockford wrote:
This is too much like the Jana Kelley disappearance for my comfort.
Lucy, I was thinking the same thing. I really am hoping for a happy ending for the family, though.
NE GR

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Jun 17, 2008
Gail in Wyoming wrote:
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Lucy, I was thinking the same thing. I really am hoping for a happy ending for the family, though.
I was thinking the same thing when I saw the news report last night. The two women even resemble each other in facial features. I hope they find her okay, but I got shivers when I saw how much this seemed like the Kelly case. Prayers for the family that they find her okay!

“Fageddaboudit”

Since: Apr 08

Red Arrow Country

#13 Jun 17, 2008
Disgusted wrote:
I cannot believe how insensitive and ridiculous most of the comments I read on these forums are...where in the hell are you people coming from? How do you assume these things about people you know nothing about? Speculating about negative outcomes will not make the family and friends feel any better either if they read any of this. I just hope the search ends soon with good news!
I agree.....because these insensitive MORONS can hide behind a computer, they must get some sort of thrill by trying to incite others. WHO needs the medication here? You posters know who you are, and you all really need help.

“...all but 6...UNLESS”

Since: Mar 08

The Merry Ol Land Of Oz

#14 Jun 17, 2008
Stroosinator wrote:
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WHO needs the medication here?
Pick me...Pick me!!

“...all but 6...UNLESS”

Since: Mar 08

The Merry Ol Land Of Oz

#15 Jun 17, 2008
NE GR wrote:
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I was thinking the same thing when I saw the news report last night. The two women even resemble each other in facial features. I hope they find her okay, but I got shivers when I saw how much this seemed like the Kelly case. Prayers for the family that they find her okay!
Thought the same thing early on but have been telling myself, "nawwwwww....could it be..."

“...all but 6...UNLESS”

Since: Mar 08

The Merry Ol Land Of Oz

#16 Jun 17, 2008
Hambleton has bi-polar disorder. But investigators say she controls it with medication, and did not have a history of running off, or other erratic behavior.

“...all but 6...UNLESS”

Since: Mar 08

The Merry Ol Land Of Oz

#17 Jun 17, 2008
Did this woman drive? They didn't mention anything about a car missing

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#18 Jun 17, 2008
rval2 wrote:
Did this woman drive? They didn't mention anything about a car missing
You must have missed this update I posted on the other thread yesterday. It says her car and belongings have be accounted for.

I found this update from yesterday. Sounds like she is still missing.
June 15, 2008 - 12:27PM
VAN BUREN (Newschannel 3)- Police are still searching for a woman who went missing from her Lawrence Twp. home on Wednesday.
Fifty-three-year-old Anita Lou Hambleton is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and was in a car accident a few years ago that frequently gives her trouble with mobility.
Hambleton's husband found her missing when he came home around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, at the couple's home on 56th Street.
After finding Hambleton's car and belongings in the driveway, Hambleton's husband called the Van Buren County Sheriff Department Wednesday evening, to ask for help.
Several emergency units from the Van Buren Co. Sheriff's Department came to search the area using K-9 units and heat sensing equipment, while the Michigan State Police arrived with a helicopter.
Rescue crews say the area is very difficult to search, due to overgrown brush and dense woods.

“...all but 6...UNLESS”

Since: Mar 08

The Merry Ol Land Of Oz

#19 Jun 17, 2008
EmmaRae wrote:
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You must have missed this update I posted on the other thread yesterday. It says her car and belongings have be accounted for.
I found this update from yesterday. Sounds like she is still missing.
June 15, 2008 - 12:27PM
VAN BUREN (Newschannel 3)- Police are still searching for a woman who went missing from her Lawrence Twp. home on Wednesday.
Fifty-three-year-old Anita Lou Hambleton is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and was in a car accident a few years ago that frequently gives her trouble with mobility.
Hambleton's husband found her missing when he came home around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, at the couple's home on 56th Street.
After finding Hambleton's car and belongings in the driveway, Hambleton's husband called the Van Buren County Sheriff Department Wednesday evening, to ask for help.
Several emergency units from the Van Buren Co. Sheriff's Department came to search the area using K-9 units and heat sensing equipment, while the Michigan State Police arrived with a helicopter.
Rescue crews say the area is very difficult to search, due to overgrown brush and dense woods.
I sure did totally miss that one, which makes this one a little less like Janna Kelly and even creepier than in the beginning...sounds like they lived out in the boonies?

“...all but 6...UNLESS”

Since: Mar 08

The Merry Ol Land Of Oz

#20 Jun 17, 2008
Wonder where the K-9 lost her scent? Driveway? Out in the woods?
Happy Mom

Spring Lake, MI

#21 Jun 17, 2008
rval2 wrote:
Hambleton has bi-polar disorder. But investigators say she controls it with medication, and did not have a history of running off, or other erratic behavior.
Who doesnt have bi-polor anymore? I dont even know why they put this in the story. Anyone can go to a doctor and get a diagnoses of bi-polor anymore. If she has NO history of erratic behavior, then its irrelevant and is just going to lead people to draw conclusions.

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