Psychic helps find missing kids

How many children are reported missing in the United States each day? The answer – 2,000 – is astonishing. That means 800,000 kids younger than 18 disappear each year. Most, thank goodness, eventually turn up. But those who are abducted may experience years of abuse, while others, tragically, are murdered. It’s a huge problem and among those tackling it, on a voluntary basis, is the national Guardians of the Children (GOC). They have many successes to their credit, but now the Mt St Helen’s Chapter has a new secret weapon—psychic Sonja Grace.

I have already reported how the Norwegian-born “spiritual intuitive” guided GOC searchers to the body of Austin King, a missing teenager in Lewis County, Washington. I have also quoted the testimony of Michael Thornbrue who told me how Sonja Grace pinpointed on a map the precise position of a 10-year-old boy in woods on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon.

Jennier MauNow I’d like to share with you the remarkable experiences of Jennifer Mau (left), who helped found GOC’s Mt St Helen’s chapter with her boyfriend, David, and has been working closely with the Portland psychic on several cases, often with astonishing results.

Sonja had contacted GOC’s Lindsey Baum search centre with some intuitive information about the case and those present were asked if anyone wanted to follow up tips from a psychic. This ongoing investigation concerns a girl who disappeared just before her 11th birthday. Jennifer responded with a flippant, “OK, I’ll entertain the idea.” But as soon as she began speaking with Sonja Grace she realised the psychic was “hitting on some key points that no one else knew, except my core team”. It was the start of a productive relationship.

They continue to work on the Lindsey Baum case, but in the meantime Jennifer Mau has seen several other cases closed, either as a result of Sonja leading them to the missing person, as in the case of Austin King’s body, or where a missing youngster turns up exactly where she “sees” them and in the same circumstances. The following cases illustrate this very well.

Sonja GraceADDISON LINDBERG, aged 14, went missing from Oregon City in April this year. When Jennifer Mau asked Sonja (pictured right) to help, the psychic assured her she was all right and had run away of her own volition.

“Sonja told me Addy had been in Portland but had since gone north and was near water; in the company of a male and a female parent figure; there were some adult kids around; there was a threat of being exploited; those were the key points,” says Jennifer. Sonja knew that the missing girl would start checking the internet and would respond to any message she found. So, following this advice, her stepmother started posting messages for her every day: “Addy, we’re thinking of you. Addy, please get hold of us.”.

One day Addison messaged her stepmum saying words to the effect: “I’m ready to come home.” She told them where she was and they went to collect her … in Seattle, which is north of Portland, by the water and boats, where she had been living with a homeless “Mum and Dad” and three homeless “sisters”.

Not only was Sonja spot on with locating Addison and her circumstances, but her advice about the internet had led to her return. Addy had googled her own name one day and the search led her to her stepmother’s FaceBook page and her appeal to Addy to return home.

CASSY SCHROEDER, 18, on the other hand, had been abducted – though her family did not know that. She might just have runaway from home. But Sonja knew what had happened to her, telling Jennifer that two men were exploiting her. As a result, the GOC chapter’s approach to finding her was very different. They printed a thousand flyers about her disappearance and distributed them in shopping malls and other areas where her abductors might take her, or where they might visit. “That worked,” Jennifer told me with justifiable pleasure. “The day after we distributed those flyers she was released. Had Sonja not told us what had happened to her, our actions would have been very different and would probably not have resulted in the outcome we got.”

KODIE SALLE, 15. Sometimes the calls for help are close to home, as in the case of this youngster who is the son of one of her friends. He’d not returned home and his anxious mother phoned Jennifer Mau for advice on what she should do. The GOC search leader, who was travelling in her car out of town, called Sonja immediately, asking if she could get any psychic impressions. “He’s fine,” the medium responded. “He’s visiting a friend.”

“OK, whereabouts?” Jennifer asked. “Am I near him?” Sonja responded: “You’re nowhere near, you need to turn round and go back into town.” This, incidentally, despite the fact that Jennifer had not told Sonja her location. So she turned her car around and drove back into town when suddenly Sonja said, “Stop! Pull over. He’s right there.” Jennifer did so but told Sonja over her cell phone: “I’m outside a bar. He’s 15, I’m not going to find him in a bar!” Sonja reassured her: “He’s upstairs from where you are and he’s with a blonde girl. They’re in a living room that has a bed in it.” Who, Jennifer thought, would have a bed in their living room? So she called Kodie’s mother, told her where she was and asked if her son had any friends in that area. Sure enough, a girl friend lived on that street … above the bar.

Jennifer made her way to the front door of the apartment above the bar and a blonde girl opened it. Inside – in a living room with a bed in it – was Kodie. “I’m Kodie’s Aunt Jenn,” she told the girl. “I’m taking him home. I think he has some explaining to do to his Mom.”

Amber DuboisAMBER DUBOIS. Sadly, not all missing children are found alive. Californian schoolgirl Amber Dubois, 14, disappeared in February 2009 and Jennifer Mau had got to know Linda, a friend of Amber’s mother, Carrie, who she met at the Lindsey Baum search centre when she was giving out flyers about Amber. Jennifer decided to fly to California for a walkathon that was being held to mark the first anniversary of Amber’s disappearance and before going she mentioned the trip to Sonja, adding, “Any last-minute advice?”

She said, “You need to check the Indian reservation”. Having never been to California, Jennifer didn’t know if it had Indian reservations, but asked, “Which one?” Sonja said, “I don’t know which one, it’s the one closest to her house,” adding, ” If she’s not on the Indian reservation she’s just off it.”

“So I say, ‘Is she alive? Has she crossed over? What?’ you know, I don’t know how to word it. And she goes, ‘Jenn, she’s been gone.’ I’m like, ‘OK, but she’s on the Indian reservation?’ She says: ‘She’s buried on the reservation’.”

Sonja added that Amber had been murdered by a sex offender. When Jennifer reached California she was able to access photos in the sex offenders register and send them to Sonja in Oregon, but the psychic replied that none of these was the killer, adding, “You need to look at the apartments near the school.”

A month after the walkathon, which raised nearly $18,000 to help fund the continuing search for Amber, her skeletal remains were found following a tip-off to police. They were already holding John Gardner, a convicted sex offender, for the rape and murder of 17-year-old Chelsea King. Eventually, he also confessed to murdering Amber DuBois and received two life sentences without parole.

“Amber was buried within walking distance of the Pala Indian reservation,” Jennifer Mau adds, “and it was learned later that he had been living in an apartment by Amber’s school at the time she disappeared.”

Jennifer, a mother of two, and Sonja Grace are working on a number of other cases, and the Portland medium is directing all enquiries about missing children to be dealt with in the first instance by the GOC chapter.

“Sonja’s never charged me a dime for anything,” Jennifer Mau told me. “I work very strictly with her and I’ve never received a tip that was wrong. Any cases I’m working on with her that are open – not yet resolved – we do not discuss with anyone but law enforcement.”

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