Friday, August 18, 2006


Went to California for a week - back to the Bay area where we last lived as a family with Kirk. It's a beautiful place, if slightly insane (2 bedroom house for $800,000? What a bargain!). There are hills with eucalyptus groves where, when the wind is right, you can ignore the fact that several million people are within a few miles; and there is the ocean with its comforting habit of continuing to sweep in and out whatever insanity is going on around.

I had some decisions to make, some things to work out - some big, some less so. One of the smaller was this blog.

You see, I had a meeting with the CID (that's Criminal Investigation Division remember - don't hold me to the exact wording though) on Wednesday, August 9th. It was two years and ten months to the day from when Kirk disappeared. They gave me their report, as much of it as they could.

So I've had a week to decide what to do about this story, about a blog that was started because Kirk was missing. And I think that I want to keep on telling the story - his story, our story.

But it's important to say that Kirk was killed. On October 9th, 2003, Kirk was killed by Iraqi hostiles when a kidnap attempt went horribly wrong.

So the story has an end.


Anonymous said...

I can't think of what is approrpriate to say other than I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Kirk.

Does this mean they have closed the investigation?

Anonymous said...

Kirk was an amazing individual who loved his family. I am deeply sorry about his confirmed death; however, he is alive and blessing your family's life with his presence and what he was truly about. What he stood for will never die.

I am glad that you finally have some closure and can move on with your life depite the pain and anger from the bold faced reality.

Eric said...

My thoughts are with you and your wonderful children-I miss them.
Kirk was one of the most inspirational people I knew. What a great man.

Courtney said...

I stumbled across your blog and started reading. I cannot begin to imagine what you go through and what you have been through. You are one tough cookie and you and your family will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I personally have never actually considered what it must be for the family until I lost someone to a type of cancer. You need to keep strong, yet never forget your lost friend.