Monday, September 26, 2005

You, too, can be a private eye

After hurricane Katrina we posted a request on this blog seeking the whereabouts of distant family members of the Porteous in New Orleans. Originally, we were looking for one person because we had a trip planned to New Orleans. Katrina quashed that.

Meanwhile, someone called and gave us the cell phone number of one person that we were looking for. A friend of the other one saw the blog and called her friend, who just called us.

As thousands of people read the Sherlock's Case Files blog, we plan to use it whenever we're looking for someone, and we have our client's permission to post the information.

Our first case is a follow-up on New Orleans. Sadly, there are many people still missing. It may be that they just haven't been able to communicate with family or loved ones, for various reasons. It's also possible that they didn't survive.

Now we're looking for a Marguerite Honor, the Porteous family housekeeper. She was employed 4 days per week by William A. Porteous III in New Orleans for over 33 years, and is missing following the hurricane. She did not evacuate prior to the storm.

Ms. Honor, a 74 year-old black woman, lived with her sister Viola Williams, 70, at the Mater Dolorosa Apts. at 1226 Sout Carrolton AVe, #213, in New Orleans.

The building is owned by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and was supervised by a Father John Hinton, associated with the Mater Dolorosa Church next door. He evacuated just after the hurricane. His whereabouts are unknown.

Viola Williams, Marguerite's sister, has 3 children, Lisa, Antoinette, and James.

We believe that Marguerite has a daughter named Angela Hargrove, and a grandson named Durrell.

There was a report that Marguerite and Viola were evacuated after the hurricane in a pickup with "Harry's Hardware" painted on the side, and may have gone to Gonzales, Galliano, or La Place, Louisiana, possibly with a man named Richard Seals.

If you know the whereabouts of Margauerite Honor, please call Sherlock Investigations at 888-354-2174.

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