Her image and story is all over the internet and in magazines and newspapers. Reet Jervetson from Montreal moved to LA when she was 19 and disappeared. Her remains were found 47 years ago but never identified. She was stabbed 150 times near Mulholland Drive, not far from the infamous Manson Family Murders of Sharon Tate and others. With no id, she remained a cold case.
Recently her 73 year-old sister identified her from an on-line photo. The part of this that I cannot get my mind around is that Reet Jervetson last contacted her family in 1969, telling them she had found a nice apartment and that she was happy. They didn't hear from her ever again and they never reported her missing to police. They just assumed she was making her own way and would eventually get in touch. Who does that???? My kids are grown, and have been on their own for a while. They haven't escaped my benevolent attention. Before Facebook and texting, I called once a week. If, ever, I hadn't heard from my kids, I would have moved well, hell and high water... you don't hear from your daughter, your sister. What kind of people do that? How could this poor young girl be unidentified, unclaimed and anonymous for 47 years? I am gob-smacked. Look at her. Her sister says they always wondered about her. That was the extent? Wondered? There were phones in 1969, police made inquiries, people don't just never make contact again. Offpspring can choose to sever ties BUT I would have to be told baldly, blankly, LOUDLY, "I never want to see you again." Poor Reet.
I've been writing on and off for years and this is where my more serious pieces will be.