'A Baffling Case:' 2 Sparta teens dis...

'A Baffling Case:' 2 Sparta teens disappeared 12 years ago

There are 91 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Jan 15, 2012, titled 'A Baffling Case:' 2 Sparta teens disappeared 12 years ago. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

One person disappearing without a trace is mystery enough. When two vanish together, the case can be more than twice as difficult.

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vurious ecurious

Chesterfield, SC

#41 Jan 16, 2013
Does anyone not think it us odd that she supposedly has been spotted in Florida, had made comments about wanting to live there and now of all people GB lives there now too? ironic a bit!
guilt

Florham Park, NJ

#42 Jan 16, 2013
local wrote:
1. Gerath is living in sparta now supposedly sober.
2. Bubba is Brian Cole who had his own demons to battle since elementary.
3. I approached the family as a psychic medium to offer assistance in locating the bodies and they staunchly refused.
I'd like more information such as where were they last seen. What day and time? I've had visions of them in a cave on the mountain around a fire but when the family didn't want to pursue i stopped trying to get more clarity. Maybe i'm crazy but what i see is real just don't know if it was prior to the disappearance etc. If you were really close to either I'd like to see if i can help. By close i mean best friends from childhood or family. With enough memories to create a bond.
Psychic medium? lol Good grief no wonder they refused.

“America the socialist”

Since: Feb 11

White county republican party

#43 Jan 17, 2013
I believe these two are alive and well somewhere.
oaky

Pleasant Hill, TN

#44 Jan 17, 2013
Real Yankee Republican wrote:
I believe these two are alive and well somewhere.
if this is true why have they not contacted family members, i worked w his dad , he would give anything to know where they are.
thinkertinker

Sparta, TN

#45 Jan 21, 2013
local wrote:
1. Gerath is living in sparta now supposedly sober.
2. Bubba is Brian Cole who had his own demons to battle since elementary.
3. I approached the family as a psychic medium to offer assistance in locating the bodies and they staunchly refused.
I'd like more information such as where were they last seen. What day and time? I've had visions of them in a cave on the mountain around a fire but when the family didn't want to pursue i stopped trying to get more clarity. Maybe i'm crazy but what i see is real just don't know if it was prior to the disappearance etc. If you were really close to either I'd like to see if i can help. By close i mean best friends from childhood or family. With enough memories to create a bond.
Who are you?
local

Sparta, TN

#46 Jan 21, 2013
Does it matter who I am? Who are you?
thinkertinker

Sparta, TN

#47 Jan 21, 2013
local wrote:
Does it matter who I am? Who are you?
No. I guess it doesn't matter who you are. Makes no difference. Just thought I would like to talk to you as I believe some people do have a gift of seeing things others don't and I might be close enough to be that missing link you need. I miss these people daily and will forever wonder what happened or where they are. But by your attitude you don't come across as friendly. Sorry to bother you.
local

Sparta, TN

#48 Jan 21, 2013
You have to understand the persecution and ridicule I would face if I publicly announce who I am. I have not sought to see any additional visions in a long time. You might be able to help me see more or you could be who helped them disappear. How can I know?
Just me

Shelby, NC

#49 Jan 25, 2013
I feel that in the missing case of any child , teen, or adult is a very serious matter. . My heart and prayers go out to Rhonda. For her son and the family of their daughter . It has to be the most unknown feeling one could ever have to experience . I pray one day that he will knock on the door and say anything , but nothing. And she would do the same I hope no one has done any harm to either of the two , and if so they should come out and confess. Someone knows something and they need to give themselves closer also , becouse you can only go so far and CARMA takes a hold
joe bob

Nashville, TN

#50 Jan 28, 2013
thinkertinker wrote:
<quoted text>
Who are you?
Ur the seer. U tell us who we r.
wondering

Morrison, TN

#51 Jan 28, 2013
i was just wondering if anyone had maybe thought to form a group a do some investigating of their own? These two had friends, best friends and know one knows????? something is not right? has there been any looking into of thee graveyards in white co.? is there a list of all wells that were dug? i maybe wrong but i cannot recall hearing of any diggings of wells in the news stories...a previouspost i believe said they had dug a well a little over a year ago? is anyone interested in forming a group?
local

Sparta, TN

#52 Feb 5, 2013
I'd like to help. The police would have to agree to share their information to help the investigation. I'd be interested to know where they had searched for them. There are some back woods places on the mountain.
Boxer

Columbia, SC

#53 Feb 5, 2013
Where was Jeremy & Erin seen last.
Missing Persons Reader

Somerville, NJ

#54 Feb 11, 2013
I read about these two missing teens on the internet and I think that they ran into foul play. The key issue is that the car hasn't been found in 12 years. There are only 3 ways to get rid of a car: (1) chop it (2) submerge it in a body of water (3) bury it in soil (you can't even torch a car without leaving evidence). I hope the police and residents did a thorough search of all lakes and land in the county. It shouldn't have been that hard because Sparta, TN only has 5,000 residents. Without sounding insensitive, random killers do not usually take the time to hide/chop a car. Either a current or former resident of Sparta (possibly close to them) knows what happened to those innocent teenagers. I do not believe that they were able to run away and hide this inconspiculously for 13 years. I hope that they are alive but I doubt it.
Missing Persons Reader

Somerville, NJ

#55 Feb 11, 2013
I have seen pictures of these 2 missing teenagers and they were your typical young 18 year old teenagers (young and innocent). It is not inconceivable that someone abducted both of them because they were young teenagers out having fun - not looking for trouble. This case will be solved when the police find the car (or parts from the car). I know nothing about Sparta, TN but I would assume that everyone knows everyone in a town of just 5,000 people. Unless Sparta, TN gets a lot of visitors (truck drivers, vagrants, etc...), then someone in Sparta knows what happened to these teenagers.
Bushmaster

Columbia, SC

#56 Feb 11, 2013
Where was the last place Jeremy & Erin went to?
Lie Detector Lies

Manchester, TN

#57 Feb 12, 2013
Who is Mike Peel wrote:
<quoted text>
You can pass a lie detector test with a xanax. Get real. He is the only real suspect.
There is a reason lie detector results are not allowed in court. They are unreliable!!!!! Give false positives and false negatives. BTW, with modern technology you can't take a nerve pill just to trick the machine.

The big problem with a lie detector is that it is measuring breathing, blood pressure and heart rate, however if you are a sociopath you can pass because you don't feel threatened by the questions. On the same token, you can just get anxious at the idea of the questions because your WHOLE LIFE IS RIDING ON THIS, that your heart rate and breathing may change even though you are being honest.

I think it is cool to watch people failing the test for cheating and other less serious things, but let's be real no one's freedom should be riding on a machine and the ability of the examiner to make subjective findings. I don't call that a fair day in court. Call me crazy but I believe in the tangible things like DNA, Phone records, opportunity and motive.
Wow

Manchester, TN

#58 Feb 12, 2013
wondering wrote:
i was just wondering if anyone had maybe thought to form a group a do some investigating of their own? These two had friends, best friends and know one knows????? something is not right? has there been any looking into of thee graveyards in white co.? is there a list of all wells that were dug? i maybe wrong but i cannot recall hearing of any diggings of wells in the news stories...a previouspost i believe said they had dug a well a little over a year ago? is anyone interested in forming a group?
Wonder how this will turn out? RME(s).
local

Sparta, TN

#59 Mar 6, 2013
wondering wrote:
i was just wondering if anyone had maybe thought to form a group a do some investigating of their own? These two had friends, best friends and know one knows????? something is not right? has there been any looking into of thee graveyards in white co.? is there a list of all wells that were dug? i maybe wrong but i cannot recall hearing of any diggings of wells in the news stories...a previouspost i believe said they had dug a well a little over a year ago? is anyone interested in forming a group?
I would be willing to help. But people surrounding the case would have to be contacted and asked if they wanted a group formed and would they be willing to participate. If anyone is close enough to the parents and siblings to ask them if they want this I've set up an email address [email protected] Let me know.
Seen story

Denver, NC

#60 Mar 6, 2013
I'm not from Sparta -but I live in the mtn. now . I am amazed @ all the missing people in this small area.
To Local - I have copied your email down just in case - I couldn't assist in the group but I would be very happy to pass any info that I hear about the case. If the group could be started and maybe put out posters you might be surprised at how the mouths open .
Being an outsider I have after heard stories about things that have happend around here long ago. It is so sad that after all this years nobody will help these poor grieving families. Maybe posters of those two might shake a guilty conscience or two.

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