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Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Close Friend Remembers Halloween with Nancy

Remembering Halloween with Nancy.
I grew up across the street from Nancy. I want to share my memories of Halloween with her.
It was always dark. Neighborhood kids were everywhere. Parents waited in the street while kids went up to the doors of houses. It was such a fun night being out together in the dark and pretending to be someone or something else. One popular house let the parents sit and they served lemonade and cookies. There was one house on our street where every year, the woman dressed up as a witch. She was so scary! She really looked and acted like a witch. We would be brave and go up to her door as a group. She’d slowly open the door and cackle. Then she’d speak to us in a creepy, witch voice. We had a fun time being brave. Of course, throughout the rest of the year, the house was known as “the witch’s house”.
I remember one year, Nancy’s mom was making her a special costume. She was going to be a medieval princess. I remember because at the time, I had no idea what a medieval princess was. She had a cone hat with a beautiful scarf coming down.
Another year my brother, Jim, and I coordinated outfits with Nancy. We were dressed as the Munsters - Lily, Herman and Grandpa. Nancy, being younger and shorter, was an adorable Grandpa. This was a rare time that we bought our costumes. Part of the costume went over our clothes and then we had a plastic mask held in place by a rubber band in back of our head. You’ve all seen these types of costumes, but they were novel at the time. It may even have been the first year such costumes were available. We thought we were so cute. Of course, we had fun fooling adults into thinking we really were the Munsters.
Happy Halloween. Let’s bring Nancy home.
Edie Rogers Babbe

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Chocolate - Not All Who Wander Are Lost is Now Available for All

Thiago Dadalt's award winning short film Chocolate - Not All Who Wander Are Lost is now up on GooglePlay, iTunes, and Amazon - here is the iTunes link:


More Local Coverage

Some folks have said that they saw Nancy on a news cast, but I can't find it on line.  In the mean time, Jeanne Fratello has a story for a local on-line newsletter - DIG MB


Monday, October 15, 2018

Press Conference

We held a press conference today and a couple of TV stations and a few print reporters came (that doesn't mean we actually get on TV) ...  Detective Rosenberger from the Manhattan Police Department, Nancy's parents Joan and George, and Nancy's great friend Nancy Ward were also there for support and interviews.

Megan Barnes has already published her article:

And Jason Kandel from NBC also posted:

Finally, this is what I said at the press conference.

One of the most common things people say to me is "I can't imagine what you and Nancy's parents are going through."  It is something that I would have said to a friend in similar circumstances but, having lived every minute of the last two years, I can say that the uncertainty and the void created by Nancy's disappearance is beyond anything that mere words can describe.  Nancy's father George has captured a bit of what we experience when he says "Every morning I get up thinking that today--this day--is going to be the day that we find Nancy.  And then the day passes and my hopes sink, but we are not giving up”.  We love Nancy dearly and we just want her back.

I also get asked, “Do you still have any hope?” and my answer to that is that we must still have hope because we continue to look for her.  Nancy’s mother says “The not knowing what has happened to my daughter, where she is, who is caring for her is a weight that is almost unbearable some days”.  Despite tremendous effort, we haven’t received any fruitful clues as to Nancy’s whereabouts.  We are hoping that by increasing the reward to $100,000, we may spur people to be even more vigilant or we might get the attention of someone who has encountered Nancy.
The police are continuing to work this case and are finishing up a collaborative task with Medi-Cal of checking into applications that were submitted for people matching Nancy’s general demographic.  The police and the coroner believe that Nancy is still alive.  They feel it is unlikely that her remains would not have been discovered and identified with the DNA and dental records we have provided.  If, however, the unthinkable has happened, we would like to make it clear that the reward applies even if someone knows the location of her remains.
Our team continues to call and care facilities – all of which have been contacted before.  It is surprising how short the corporate memory often is – places that we contacted just months ago do not remember hearing about Nancy.
We continue to receive good media coverage, and we thank you all for that.  In addition, Thiago Dadalt is working on a documentary called “Where is Nancy?”  He is in the production stage and is looking for some funding to finish the film.  If you would like to support his efforts, there is a crowd funding initiative you can see by searching on “Where is Nancy?”
We would also like to encourage everyone in LA County who knows someone with dementia to check out LA Found.  This is an initiative inspired by Nancy’s situation that Supervisor Janice Hahn has championed to provide tracking bracelets and the infrastructure needed for them to be effective.  There are other activities as well intended to both reduce the incidence of wandering and help find those if they do wander.  If these practices had existed two years ago, we might not need to be here today.  We hope that these efforts can prevent any other family having to go through what we have experienced.
For those asking what they can do to help, we continue to ask that, even if you haven’t encountered Nancy, please continue to share her story on social media.  If you see something that might relate to Nancy, say something.  Your efforts might reach the one person who can help unlock this nightmarish mystery.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Increased Reward

Monday, October 15 marks two years that we have been searching for Nancy, without a glimmer of success.

In order to keep the story alive and possibly reach someone who has encountered Nancy, we are increasing the reward amount to $100,000.  We will have a press conference to announce that and hopefully get some coverage.  Here is the press release we sent out this morning:


Contact: Kirk Moody (husband of missing Alzheimer’s sufferer)
310-650-7965 – Available for interviews by phone or in person

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (October 12, 2016)
Press conference Monday, October 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM, at the home of Kirk Moody and Nancy Paulikas.  2209 Manzanita Ln, Manhattan Beach, 90266

The family of missing Alzheimer’s Patient, Nancy Paulikas, marks two year anniversary of the day she went missing.  Family appeals to the public to come forward with any information regarding the whereabouts of Nancy Paulikas or her remains if she is deceased.  The reward has been increased to $100,000, and is available for any information that allows the family to locate Nancy.  The family appreciates all who share Nancy’s information on social media to help increase awareness and improve the chances of locating her.

Extensive search efforts involving the Manhattan Beach Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, CA Dept. of Justice, Medi-Cal, the Los Angeles County Government, and an army of family, friends, and volunteers have provided no clues as to Nancy’s whereabouts.
Manhattan Beach Police Detective Michael Rosenberger will also be available for interviews.
Nancy was the inspiration behind the recently announced LA County initiative LA Found, championed by Supervisor Janice Hahn.

Nancy is also the subject of a segment in KCET’s SoCal Connected, a Thin Air Podcast, and an upcoming documentary produced by D. Ellen Miller Productions and directed by Thiago Dadalt (View Trailer).

Nancy is Caucasian, 5’7” and was 140 lbs at the time of disappearance. Her most distinctive feature is her ice blue eyes, and her family hopes people will recognize her by those eyes. Her hair is light brown with gray; she has no tattoos or distinguishing marks. She developed early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and has been losing cognitive functioning for three or more years. She has lost a great deal of verbal abilities and it is believed that she has been unable to identify herself.

In a moment of hustle and bustle at the bathrooms at LACMA, Nancy walked away from a family outing on October 15, 2016. Other than a few security camera views of her walking away from LACMA on that afternoon, she has not been seen since.

The possibility of Nancy being deceased is an ongoing fear of the family, but police and coroners have yet to believe this is the case, as no bodies with her DNA or fingerprints have been located in Los Angeles and counties beyond.

A website is continually updated at www.NancyIsMissing.blogspot.com.  Nancy’s husband, Kirk Moody is available for interviews by phone or in person at 310-650-7965.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Great Success at the Beach Cities Walk to End Alzheimer's!

Great success at the Beach Cities Walk to End Alzheimer's! Team Drasa exceeded their goal and collected over $10,000! Thanks to all donors and participants.
The overall walk also exceeded their goal and over $190,000.

If you missed that opportunity, Team Drasa is also supporting the ALZGLA Walk4ALZ:

Walk4ALZ Team Drasa