If you’re looking for HollysGmom, you’ve found her. I am HGM. I started out following Missing & Murdered Child cases originally with Jon Benet Ramsey. I followed the case through the years. I read every book written on the case, including the Grand Jury endictment. My daughter and a few other young female relatives had been entering small pageants just prior to JBR’s muder, so when the news broke, it was very personal to me. Now, we weren’t doing the upscale, State and National pageants, just local, small town entries; but we knew about that world. The high-end, for cash & prizes pageants where little tiny girls wore wiglets, false eyelashes, a lot of make-up, and risque outfits or never even place. Competitions where the mother’s pretended to wish each other well, while chiding the judges, making catty & rude comments about other participants and parent(s). It was something we never aspired to. We were just enjoying a little self-esteem lift for my daughter & some pretty exciting Mommy & Daughter time. She did well each time and when it stopped being fun…we stopped competing. Now it’s Miss Holly’s turn on the stage. Her whole family just beams with pride from the audience as she and I walk across that stage. No matter if she places or not, we always have fun and everyone is just as proud. Sometimes we do well, other times not. If she ever says she doesn’t want to do it anymore then we will stop entering. Her cousin and practical twin always compete with us so they always have fun together.
I picked HollysGmom as my Alter Ego/Nic/Hat because I started following these cases online due to the Caylee Anthony Case. It became more personal to me when I realized that Caylee and Miss Holly were both born on the same day, Aug 9th, only Holly had been born on Caylee’s 2nd birthday. Scarier then that was the fact that Holly looked very much like Caylee’s baby pictures. It’s been somewhat disturbing to watch month after month as they continue to look so much alike. Holly is just now surpassing Caylee in age and the resemblance at times takes my breath away. At least once I looked at sweet little Holly in the car and was thankful I hadn’t put her hair up in a pony tail that day. Same little squint at the sun. My life’s work, truly, will be making sure nothing terrible or tragic happens to Holly. We have a fantastic bond and I’ll do everything I can to make sure that continues.
I’ve always been inquisitive and as a young adult had tested in a high percentile for Law Enforcement, Investigator, Forensics, type career. If I had to pick my favorite question it would be “Why?”. I’ve always enjoyed mysteries and thrillers. I so often figure out the plot 10 minutes into the movie it’s hard to find one that stumps me. When I first became acquainted with the internet I bought a download of Net Detective and went to town, learning all I could, as fast as I could. Much of the download I never used, but there were a few fantastic nuggets inside. I had already learned a lot about public records while researching a land title for my husband. I ended up proving to the title company that they had previously issued a clear title on a property that still had a lien/unclear title. They had to pay the money to clear it up thus legitimately giving him clear title to the property. That was before I had ever owned a computer or been online. It is also no small feat to get a Land Title company to admit this kind of error and cough up. I still use several of the methods I learned then. I’m thinking about writing a column to offer tips and resources with tips written in by others.
I started out following Caylee’s case online through Gale St John, Brian Ladd, & WebSleuths websites. I learned some things while at WS but I was not a good fit so banned I got, LOL. Just prior to leaving WS the Haleigh Cummings case broke. I was ready to get to work helping find her! I wandered a little and then found BNN – Blogger News Network. I started posting there and really found a home. Sometimes things were contentious, but mostly thought-provoking and very informative. I found myself posting long, well thought out theories and ideas. I helped research and post facts about Haleigh’s case; maps, public records, local wildlife info, etc. Then last November I realized I had some things to say. Things I wanted to share with the World in hopes that others would benefit from it. I applied to the Writer’s Wanted link at BNN and I became a published writer for the website. I happily added my voice to the plights of several missing children’s cases. I now transcribe the audio that Simon & Jan post. I consider it a labor of love, my small contribution to finding the truth for Haleigh. I continue to post at BNN as well as read at several different forums for news, links, updates, theories, etc. Some of my favorites are BNN, Scared Monkies, & WebSleuths. I now post on Twitter as TheINNsider and I am Editor for this website.
I decided I wanted to try my own blog & news site. I also wanted to offer others a place to publish their written works and hopefully everyone benefits from collective exposure. Internet News Now was born from that desire. I’ve always heard “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” so, I hope my Editors at BNN, Simon & Jan Barrett, feel flattered. Another of my favorite Quotes is from Anthony Robbins “Find some body whose successfull and emulate them”. I think it’s fantastic advice. I plan to continue to write articles, cover Missing Child & Adult cases, & recruit content writers for a multitude of topics.
I am often asked by others about links to information, facts about cases, thoughts on various topics and more so I thought it might be a good idea to offer a place where others can find me and post directly to me. I thought it might make it less likely for me to miss those important posts. That is what this page is all about. An introduction for those who don’t know me, a sort of bio for those who are curious, and a meeting place for all my pals. I’ve made a lot of friends through out these cases but I’ve made some heated enemies too. The latter was never by intention, rather more by opposition of points of view. Through it all I remain loyal only to the Child. The truth and justice for them is my driving force. I’ll settle for nothing less.
I will look into any lead, dig up any verifying or supportive documentation, whatever it takes to finally learn the truth. I had posted the address of the location Aja Johnson’s little body was found on day 1. A blogger insisted it was invasion of privacy because it belonged to Aja’s murderer’s ex-wife. He also murdered Aja’s mother in front of her. We weren’t privy to it then but Lester Hobb’s Ex, that day, had gone into protective custody and hiding for fear of him murdering her. I felt badly and didn’t press the issue any further. Months later when I found out that same location was where she drew her last it was like a kick in the stomach. If only I had recruited a local to go look, keep a watch out, maybe they could have caught him in time. It was so obvious it hurts. Now I vow to never let that happen again. Even if I don’t post publicly, I will never ignore intel that could potentially save a child’s life. If it’s public record, it’s fair game. If you steal, abuse, or murder a child, I WILL be after you. Bank on it!
If you hate me because I’ve said or posted unfavorable things about your loved one try to take comfort in the fact that I truly care about the child and only want the truth and justice for him or her. If your loved one is indeed innocent it will be revealed. Try to just be glad so many people care and give so much of themselves in the pursuit of that truth. Not every child/case gets National attention.
If there’s anything you’d like to ask or a comment you’d like to make…Post away!
HGM AKA HollysGmom