Sunday, December 11, 2005

12/11/05 Sundays of Hope--A Sighting

The family of this week's Sunday of Hope featured missing person, has much reason to be hopeful. They just received word that there was a positive (hopeful) sighting of their missing loved one, William "Mike" Hogan, in the Rutland, VT area. They ask us to please be on the lookout for him and call the VT State Police immediately at 802-773-9101 if you see him. Here is the information as given by the family:

"Friday, December 9, 2005

Thanks to all of you who have forwarded this website to your family, friends and colleagues. We have already gotten a tip that is hopeful. I received an email from someone who overheard a coversation in Coconuts, a music store in Rutland that Michael frequented. As a result of her message, we have discovered that someone who looks like Michael was in Coconuts on Friday December 2 around 7:45 PM and purchased a CD with cash. The person was described as confused and concerned about being in public. He refused to give a zip code. He looked disheveled. He was wearing jeans and a blue fleece jacket or vest. His face was thinner than his photos.A few days later there was a report of a person with the same overall description and clothing in the nearby Radio Shack.

Many people will be out and about during the Christmas shopping season. Please keep Michael in your mind and heart, especially if you are in the Rutland area. If you see anyone who looks like him please contact the Vermont State Police IMMEDIATELY. A prompt report is very important. Please forward this website to all your contacts, especially those in the Rutland area.

Thanks to all who have signed our guest book. We love hearing from you."

There is a printable poster of Michael here:

The family website created for Michael is

Here are Michael's physical statistics:

Name: William Michael Hogan
Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Alias / Nickname: Mike
Date of Birth: 1976-11-09
Date Missing: 2005-05-16
From City/State: Shrewsbury, VT
Missing From (Country): USA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 28
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 72 inches
Weight: 190 pounds
Hair Color: Dark Brown to Black
Hair (Other): Receding hairline.
Eye Color: Blue
Complexion: Medium

Identifying Characteristics: Birthmark on upper back near right shoulder approximately 4"-5" long (pinkish in color), cap on upper front tooth, unibrow.

Clothing: Gray sweatshirt, red fleece vest, khaki cargo pants, light blue and white bandana worn on head.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. William was last seen at approximately 12:30pm at his place of employment located in the vicinity of Spring Lake Rd. in Shrewsbury, VT. He may be in the Bel Air, MD or College Park, MD area. He battles an obsessive-compulsive disorder that leaves him at times feeling extreme anxiety and distress. He needs his medication.

His mother, Sandra, explains: "He was on eight medications at the time of his disappearance. Rapid withdrawal from these powerful medications can cause unconsciousness, confusion and depression. It does not appear he has filled any prescriptions or accessed any health care services. Michael has had experimental non-invasive neurosurgery. Immediately before he disappeared he was experiencing vision problems and was due for an MRI. Every day he is without medicine and medical assistance, he is at risk. "

Investigative Agency: Vermont State Police
Phone: (802) 773-9101
Investigative Case #: 05C102439

Sundays of Hope is a weekly prayer campaign for the missing. The week of universal prayer for the featured person extends from Sunday-Saturday. We encourage you to get involved with your worship community, prayer group, other club or organization. Print posters from the link provided and make available to interested persons in your group. Let us know that your worship community or other group is participating by sending an email to

Please include the name of your church or group, the city, and the state. Thank you.

Have a blessed Sunday, full of hope!


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