The Disappearance Of

Teresa Lynn Butler


Bonnie M. Wells

Clips From News Articles On The Net:

RISCO - At 10:25 a.m. [January 25th, 2006] the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department was alerted that Teresa Lynn Butler was missing from her Risco home.

Sheriff Terry Stevens said Gary Dale Butler returned to the couple's home on County Road 241 at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday after having worked the night shift at his job in Blytheville, Ark.

When Butler arrived home he found the couple's 2-year-old and 4-year-old children alone.

Stevens said when officers arrived at the house, everything appeared to be in order. As officers processed the scene they determined a video game console and camera were missing from inside the house and a CD player had been removed from a vehicle outside the house. The only personal items missing of Mrs. Butler's were her purse and cell phone, the sheriff said.

"Everybody we have talked to said that it is highly unusual that she would have left the babies by themselves," said Stevens. "They described her as good momma."

According to Stevens there were no signs of forced entry at the house. Butler is described as 5-foot, 7-inches tall; brown, almost shoulder length hair; brown eyes:

Persons with information about the case are asked to call the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department at 748-2516.


From: The Charley Project:

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: January 25, 2006 from Risco, Missouri

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: November 26, 1970

Age: 35 years old

Height and Weight: 5'7, 110 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair, brown eyes. Teresa's right ear is pierced twice and her left ear three times. She has a Cesarean section scar on her abdomen and she has noticeable dimples.

Details of Disappearance

Teresa is believed to have disappeared from her residence on County Road 241, also known as Eight Ditch Road, just off of Highway 62 near Risco, Missouri on January 25, 2006. She was last heard from when she spoke to a relative on the phone at 10:00 p.m. the previous day. Teresa's husband, Gary Dale Butler, came home at 10:00 a.m. on January 25 after working the night shift at his place of work, and found his wife missing and their two sons, aged two and four years, home alone. She has never been heard from again.

The family's video camera, Play Station with games, Nintendo Game Cube with games, large Mag-Lite flashlight, digital camera and car stereo disappeared with Teresa, along with her purse and cellular phone, but her wedding rings, black leather jacket and her forest-green Jeep were left behind. She normally took off her wedding rings every night before bed. There were no signs of forced entry to the home and no blood or indications that a struggle had taken place, but a key was found broken off in a lock at the residence.

Cellular phone records revealed that a call was placed from Teresa's phone at 3:16 a.m. on the day of her disappearance, to a residence in Gideon, Missouri. The man who lived there did not answer the phone at the time. He does not know Teresa or any of her family. After her disappearance, Teresa's cellular phone was used to place a call to Clarkton, Missouri, to a home where two elderly women lived together. The women do not know Teresa either and stated they answered the phone but heard nothing from the other end. Authorities are uncertain why the calls were made.

Gary stated his wife was not having any problems prior to her disappearance, but her coworkers stated she had received upsetting phone calls from Gary's ex-wife. She told her father Gary's ex-wife had threatened her. Gary maintains that the differences between Teresa and his former wife were amicably resolved. It is unclear whether his ex-wife or the phone calls have anything to do with Teresa's disappearance.

Teresa's disappearance is considered suspicious, as she has no history of instability or of leaving without warning, and it would be uncharacteristic of her to leave her children unattended. Her husband has been ruled out as a suspect in her case. Teresa was employed in the photo department of Wal-Mart in Dexter, Missouri at the time of her disappearance, and was scheduled to work at noon on the day she went missing, but never showed up. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

New Madrid County Sheriff's Office


My Opinion

I believe the disappearance of Teresa Butler is directly connected to the disappearance and murder of Amanda Tusing.

Although there's a few years between the ages of the two women, they bear a resemblance to one another with dark, shoulder length hair that is parted slightly left of center and no bangs.

Both have 'connections to Blytheville' - Amanda worked there and so does Teresa's husband:

Amanda Tusing // Teresa Butler

The following pieces of information come from my own work on the case.

For several years I have believed that people were being murdered because they had names, birthdays, anniversaries or addresses that fit into the personal life of the man whom I consider a suspect in the cases. I have seen what I believe to be the 'symbolic murders' of my sister, my daughter, and a friend that I originally called Mysde on this web site. I have also seen the symbolic murders of his ex-wives; girlfriends, etc. as well as the events occuring on the birthdays of these same people. Some of the victims have had the same birthdays as those women in his life.

Other crimes, such as arsons, breaking and entering, and rapes have occurred on birth dates, anniversay dates, etc. that are well known to my suspect.

An example of my term 'symbolic murder' is as follows:

Amanda is the name of my suspect's second wife's sister:

Teresa is the name of my suspect's girlfriend's sister:

June 14 is an 'aniversary' date for my suspect:

January 24 is my suspect's sister's birthday: (2012 Note: His sister died of cancer in March of 2008)

Lynn is the middle name of my suspect's first wife's sister:

Renee is the middle name of my suspect's second wife:

July 29 is the birthday of my suspect's ex-wives: Yes, they both had the same birthday: Evidence that 'numbers' have been important to him all along.

Allison Jackson-Foy had the same birthday as the woman my suspect was living with at the time Allison was murdered:

Key Words Within The Butler & Tusing Cases:

Martin / twins / Blytheville, Arkansas / worked in a steel mill / sister / 1-24 / Jonesboro / WalMart / Dexter / Teresa / Lynn / Renee /

Many of the cases that I believe my suspect may be involved in consist of three victims per theme. Therefore I have coined the term "The Trios," and am presently compiling the Trio's for presentation:

Teresa Butler fits into 2 seperate trios: The 124 & The 'J' Month Trio

The 124 Trio:

Crystal Gail Soles // Teresa Lynn Butler // Joan Renee Cook
1-24-05 1-24-06 1-24-10

Victim Identification Characteristics And Patterns:

124 Trio Completion: 5 years

124 Trio Hair Color Occurance: blonde, dark, dark

124 Trio Ages: 28, 35, 45

124 Theme: Birthday - Going To / At Home / Leaving From:

124 Trio Sequence: Forward

Circumstances: Walking Toward Home / At Home / Walking Away From Home

Status: Missing; Missing; Missing

Unusual Common Denominators:

Soles Nickname - Frog:

Cooke had tattoo of a - Frog:

'frog' connection, if any, to Butler - unknown:


Research 2011 by BMW

The Butler-Frog Connection:

Beautiful frog Butler statue holding a serving tray. This gorgeous beauty is part of a collection of hand crafted statue replicas. It is sure to be a perfect piece to add to any collection. It is fully functional and can be used to hold drinks or party appetizers.

This antique reproduction statue is used in many establishments and occasions. It is used as part of home decor, restaurant decor, bar decor, club decor, retails store decor, special events decoration, home kitchen decor, media room decor, game room decor, hotel decor, commercial businesses decor and as a wonderful gift idea to give to that special one on any special occasion. It is sure to attract crowd's attention and is a wonderful conversation piece. This collectible figurine is made from durable materials using cast resin mold mixed with fiberglass. It is hand painted to the highest detail by professional artisans whose skills have been passed down to them for generations.

web site where I found this frog butler

The 'J' Trio

Amanda Renee Tusing {June 14th (2000)} Teresa Butler {January 24 (06)} Allison Jackson-Foy {July 29th, (06)}

Tusing DOB: 12*6*79 {age 20} // Butler DOB: 11*26*70 {age 35} // Foy DOB: 3*2*1972 {age 34}

J Month Trio Completion: 6 Years

J Trio Hair Color Occurance: dark, dark, blonde

J Trio Ages: 20; 35; 34

J Theme: Anniversary; Birthday; Birthday

J Trio Sequence: Scrambled

Status: Found Murdered; Still Missing; Found Murdered

Circumstances: All had vehicles. None found with their vehicles.

Even though the 'symbolic duplications and murders' normally require 3 years from beginning to end, sometimes the straight 'trios' are different and require less time, or in some instances more time. In the "J Trio" we see a full 6 year span of time. Possibly because of the distance involved.

If I've figured things correctly, the J Trio is complete and we should be moving on to something else -- God only knows what. It may be the completion of a project that was started several years ago, or it may be the beginning of a new one.

This concludes my work on Teresa's case: // BMW January 2012:

Dale Butler

RISCO, Mo. - It's been almost nine months since Teresa Butler simply disappeared. Her husband reported the 35-year-old missing when he returned home from his overnight job, back in January.

Now Dale Butler has even more problems, and he's turning to you for help. "My little one says daddy our house is broke. I say daddy don't have no money to fix it," Dale Butler says. He says his world began crumbling around him when his wife disappeared in January.

But the heavy, unforgiving rains in New Madrid county last month, brought more of his world caving in. "I've got pride.I don't really like to ask people but I know my son and he don't need to be here. There's bacteria and mildew, and he's already taking breathing treatments for asthma," he says.

Butler doesn't have insurance, so for now he keeps the boys beds covered up hoping to keep them dry. "There's mildew, but I don't want to leave in case my wife comes home," he says.

"He wants to be here when she walks back in the door," Paula Pearson says. She like other townsfolk in Risco supports Butler's unwavering beliefs. Pearson also spearheads a long term recovery team that helps people affected by disasters - and hopes Dale's next.

"We just wanted to help Dale raise enough money to fix the house back up, so when Teresa comes home she'll know dale's taken good care of the boys and everything," she says. "Miracles happen everyday- that's what I'm hoping for," Butler says.

In the meantime Butler holds his kids close, and gently explains to them they may have lost their bedroom and many of their toys, but they'll never lose their parent's love.

To add to his troubles, Butler's currently out of work after hurting his back in a recent car crash.

If you'd like to help the family there's a fund set up at the Sun Security Bank in Risco.

You can also call Paula Pearson at (573) 396-5511, if you'd like to volunteer labor or materials.

The New Madrid County Sheriff says investigators are still following up on every lead they get, and Butler's also set to share his story on the Montel Williams show in New York at the end of the month.


The Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) is a unit of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation responsible for the analysis of serial violent and sexual crimes, organizationally situated within the Critical Incident Response Group's (CIRG) National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC).

The pattern that links serial homicides is what is commonly referred to as "signature". VICAP operates under the knowledge that serial homicides are almost always sexually and control driven with a consistent evolving signature present in each murder.

In the summer of 2008, the ViCAP program made their database available to all law enforcement agencies through a secure internet link.

Bonnie M. Wells

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