For 25 years, Ruth Parker has never stopped looking for her sons. Last week, the Foster Daily Democrat ran the story of her missing children, Charles Jason (CJ) and William (Billy) Martin Vosseler, to bring exposure to the child abduction cold case. As part of the organization he founded (Never Stop Looking), Private Investigator Monty Curtis is volunteering his time to find Parker’s missing sons and the abductor, their biological father, Charles Martin Vosseler.
Vosseler is currently wanted by the FBI, which is offering a $25,000 reward for any information leading to the whereabouts of the father and his sons. Also on board to help find Parker’s children are local law enforcement and organizations, such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Like Never Stop Looking, the NCMEC is armed with volunteer private investigators.
On October 9, 1986 in Rochester, NH, Parker got a phone call from her husband, who she was separated from, telling her he was taking their sons on a trip to visit his family. When they did not return on the day promised, she went down to his realty office to find out he permanently closed down the business and laid-off all staff. Parker proceeded to Vosseler’s home to find all of his, her son’s and her own possessions gone, including all family photographs. She also found out that her name had been removed from all of their joint bank accounts and shared assets.
Private Investigator Curtis first was involved with the case in 1988. The next year, the organization Child Find contacted him about a tip that Vosseler was possibly at a location in Oklahoma. When the FBI arrived at the home, nine days later, the house was burnt to a crisp and there was no sign of Vosseler or the boys.
Curtis began investigations again in 2006. The abduction was on his mind and he contacted Parker to see if her boys had been found. He has been working on finding CJ and Billy ever since. His organization Never Stop Looking relies on generous donations and volunteers, in the form of investigators online and in the field, as well as bloggers and fundraisers; its goal is to solve cold case kidnappings and provide direct support to the families who are suffering from the disappearance of their children.
You may be wondering how to become a private investigator, so you can do your part to rescue children experiencing trauma, confusion and loss. Investigative/law enforcement experience combined with a criminal investigations or criminal justice degree will pave the way to such a noble career.