Missing WV Girl: Tara Southern

Missing WV Girl: Tara Southern

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Since: Apr 10

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#1 Jul 30, 2010
Tara Southern has been missing from Princeton, WV since 7/23/10. Her boyfriend, TJ Richards, has ties to Detroit. Allegedly, this was an abusive relationship and her family and friends are very worried about her.

Any information regarding either of these individuals is greatly appreciated. Please post on this thread or go to the Princeton, WV forum and post there. Help get Tara home safely!

Since: Apr 10

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#2 Jul 30, 2010
I posted a photo but I don't know why it is not displayed. Go to the Princeton, WV forum and search her name for a photo.
Detroit

Chesterfield, MO

#4 Jul 31, 2010
Btt
Government Foe

Madison Heights, MI

#5 Jul 31, 2010
I'm still wondering what the initials TJ represent if his real name is Ryan.

The picture is displayed and noticeable. Has anyone considered the possibility she doesn't want to be found?

Is the baby TJ's?
Tony

Troy, MI

#6 Jul 31, 2010
Probably should post a picture of TJ if possible.
Concerned Family

High Point, NC

#7 Jul 31, 2010
No, the baby isn't TJ's or Tara's!

It doesn't matter if she wants to be found or not..she needs to be found. It isn't like her to not have any contact with her family. This guy has beat the pure crap out of her before. If she is with him and he gets mad..what do you think is going to happen? Her family just wants to know that she is alive!
Government Foe

Madison Heights, MI

#8 Jul 31, 2010
Concerned Family wrote:
No, the baby isn't TJ's or Tara's!
It doesn't matter if she wants to be found or not..she needs to be found. It isn't like her to not have any contact with her family. This guy has beat the pure crap out of her before. If she is with him and he gets mad..what do you think is going to happen? Her family just wants to know that she is alive!
Actually, it does matter if she "chooses" to hide. It is within her right as an adult to do so. Because someone is concerned does not make it their right to track another person down. Many "concerned" people are overeager and overstep their invitation, resulting in someone who may want to stay away.

If on the other hand, she was forcibly taken and/or she left with a baby which isn't hers or his, then you have a problem.
PleaseHelp

United States

#9 Jul 31, 2010
Bumping to the top

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#10 Jul 31, 2010
Government Foe wrote:
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Actually, it does matter if she "chooses" to hide. It is within her right as an adult to do so. Because someone is concerned does not make it their right to track another person down. Many "concerned" people are overeager and overstep their invitation, resulting in someone who may want to stay away.
If on the other hand, she was forcibly taken and/or she left with a baby which isn't hers or his, then you have a problem.
Based on everything we know, she did most likely did not CHOOSE to hide; all clues indicate that she may have been forcibly taken.

As for the baby, she did not leave with it. It has nothing to do with the predicament; it is just in the picture.
PleaseHelp

United States

#11 Jul 31, 2010
Bumping again
Concerned Family

High Point, NC

#12 Jul 31, 2010
Just so you know it is not like Tara to completely cut off all contact with her family. She is extremely close to her family. No matter what kind of trouble she has ever been in she has always keep in contact with her parents. I just don't believe that Tara wants to stay aways, nor does anyone else in the family.
Yodo 314 is correct, the baby has nothing to do with the predicament. The baby is sound asleep peacefully in her crib at this moment, at home with her Mom where she should be. I just didn't have a better picture of Tara to post.
Hoping

Oak Hill, WV

#15 Aug 1, 2010
Still hoping and praying.
Government Foe

Madison Heights, MI

#16 Aug 1, 2010
Concerned Family wrote:
Just so you know it is not like Tara to completely cut off all contact with her family. She is extremely close to her family. No matter what kind of trouble she has ever been in she has always keep in contact with her parents. I just don't believe that Tara wants to stay aways, nor does anyone else in the family.
Yodo 314 is correct, the baby has nothing to do with the predicament. The baby is sound asleep peacefully in her crib at this moment, at home with her Mom where she should be. I just didn't have a better picture of Tara to post.
I will not dispute what is or what is not like Tara, but remember one thing, many people didn't think Ted Bundy was a serial killer or Timothy McVie hated the government enough to blow up a building. Many family members didn't think Steven Grant would kill his wife. Many family members have no idea why their child or sibling would commit suicide because they seemed so happen. Simply put, many people think they really know someone even at close range and it's not always the case.
bump

Princeton, WV

#17 Aug 1, 2010
True, but who are we to decide whether Tara is a Ted Bundy or if she has been abducted.

Until we know otherwise, why not try every means possible to find her?
123bad

Sneedville, TN

#18 Aug 1, 2010
btt
Government Foe

Madison Heights, MI

#19 Aug 1, 2010
bump wrote:
True, but who are we to decide whether Tara is a Ted Bundy or if she has been abducted.
Until we know otherwise, why not try every means possible to find her?
Who said I decided? If you read carefully, you wouldn't have missed my comment "I will not dispute what is or what is not like Tara". I'm simply stating something labeled "reality". Many people aren't living in a realistic world. I simply offer that possibility.

Who also stated nobody is trying to locate her? One thing for certain is people aren't simply planning to scrutinize the neighborhoods in hopes of finding her. I do believe many will try to remember the name and face if that situation arises in meeting her.

If you really want to try every means possible, then come to Detroit and search for her personally. Track her last whereabouts, credit card purchases, show her picture to people in the area, notify the authorities, track cell phone usage and so on. Don't write a post in a forum then indicate it's "every means possible" until you've actually performed every means possible.
Tony

Troy, MI

#20 Aug 1, 2010
Concerned Family wrote:
No, the baby isn't TJ's or Tara's!
It doesn't matter if she wants to be found or not..she needs to be found. It isn't like her to not have any contact with her family. This guy has beat the pure crap out of her before. If she is with him and he gets mad..what do you think is going to happen? Her family just wants to know that she is alive!
Based on what you say, she certainly does need help. Women have such a hard time breaking up with jerks due largely to self image problems. They need psychological help. Of course, she can't get there unless she can be found. People need more information than a picture to help. You need to tell what the possible Michigan connection might be. What city has a relative or friend? This is where people run. Is there a favorite beach or resort area. Maybe they are finding work picking crops or cleaning at hotels or vacation sites. She certainly has a last name. Why on earth has that been withheld here? Your effort is good-natured, yet half-hearted so far.
Concerned Family

High Point, NC

#21 Aug 1, 2010
Government Foe wrote:
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Who said I decided? If you read carefully, you wouldn't have missed my comment "I will not dispute what is or what is not like Tara". I'm simply stating something labeled "reality". Many people aren't living in a realistic world. I simply offer that possibility.
Who also stated nobody is trying to locate her? One thing for certain is people aren't simply planning to scrutinize the neighborhoods in hopes of finding her. I do believe many will try to remember the name and face if that situation arises in meeting her.
If you really want to try every means possible, then come to Detroit and search for her personally. Track her last whereabouts, credit card purchases, show her picture to people in the area, notify the authorities, track cell phone usage and so on. Don't write a post in a forum then indicate it's "every means possible" until you've actually performed every means possible.
Just to inform you all the means possible that you have mentioned have been covered except for family members coming to Detroit. The police are well aware of everything. She hasn't been using her cell phone, which if you know anything about young girls, that isn't like them. Her last whereabouts have been tracked. She doesn't have a credit card. Pictures have been posted in the area and other areas in surrounding states.
Concerned Family

High Point, NC

#22 Aug 1, 2010
Tony wrote:
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Based on what you say, she certainly does need help. Women have such a hard time breaking up with jerks due largely to self image problems. They need psychological help. Of course, she can't get there unless she can be found. People need more information than a picture to help. You need to tell what the possible Michigan connection might be. What city has a relative or friend? This is where people run. Is there a favorite beach or resort area. Maybe they are finding work picking crops or cleaning at hotels or vacation sites. She certainly has a last name. Why on earth has that been withheld here? Your effort is good-natured, yet half-hearted so far.
I didn't realize that her last name was posted here. I know that her full name should have been under the picture. But her last name is Tara Southern. You are very correct about young girls in abusive relationships and self esteem problems. The Michigan connection is her boyfriends Grandmother lives there. That is all I know about the Michigan connection.
Concerned Family

High Point, NC

#23 Aug 1, 2010
Tony wrote:
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Based on what you say, she certainly does need help. Women have such a hard time breaking up with jerks due largely to self image problems. They need psychological help. Of course, she can't get there unless she can be found. People need more information than a picture to help. You need to tell what the possible Michigan connection might be. What city has a relative or friend? This is where people run. Is there a favorite beach or resort area. Maybe they are finding work picking crops or cleaning at hotels or vacation sites. She certainly has a last name. Why on earth has that been withheld here? Your effort is good-natured, yet half-hearted so far.
Her last name was in the very first post..You can learn more if you wish from the Princeton WV topix page!

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