02/28/2017 @ 08:04 PM
Hi Stephanie...thanks for the support! As an FYI Hataway was born and grew up here. You are also right that he covered a lot of areas here as he worked cleaning up lake shores. Hope things find you well!
02/24/2017 @ 06:12 PM
Hey Joe, I just found something interesting on a webpage called websleuthes.com - a member on the page noticed something about Hattaways shirt, the emblem. They know it looks like a firehouse emblem, but when the searched for it they only found an eating competition with the emblem. I’m thinking, perhaps his territory is much lager than we expected. I would try to find out more about his, just to see what the area is like around the place and how much time he spent in that area.
02/14/2017 @ 08:28 PM
Joe...thank you for the memories as it’s all what we have left. However you are right...she lives and God willing we’ll be reunited in heaven. God Bless!!
02/09/2017 @ 11:22 PM
Hey Joe, I just remembered all of the times you bought gifts for your baby daughter from our Boca Raton Kay-Bee Toy Store. When I think of Tracy I want vengeance, justice and revenge because it is so unfair to your family. Joe, I have to say that when I thought that, I was Spiritually reprimanded, and reminded that your Baby Daughter Tracy Lives. Thank You for affirming my own faith in Christ today Jose.
09/02/2016 @ 07:02 AM
I’ve been searching Google earth around the area but maybe police should broaden their search... remember her car was near his home he could’ve drove a long distance so maybe they should check further then what they doing... I’m going to keep searching Google earth maybe I’ll See something to give you guys some closure
08/16/2016 @ 09:45 PM
Jennifer...thank you for your support and prayers. God Bless!
08/12/2016 @ 11:30 PM
I just saw the episode on disappeared and my heart goes out to you and your family... nobody should ever lose a child and in that way even less... Hataway hopefully get what’s coming to him and I hope and pray he confesses and tells authorities where her body is so you guys acs bring her home and have some kind of closure... I’m so sorry for your loss and Tracy will definitely be in my prayers...
06/04/2016 @ 12:16 AM
I can’t believe it’s been seven years since we lost Tracey, and since I lost my best friend Brad. They left us at the same time. It still feels fresh, like it happened yesterday. I’m still looking for her on the sat images, I will never give up, and I Love You family, all of You.
05/24/2016 @ 09:57 AM
Sandra...thank you for your kind words. This coming Thursday will be 7 years since she was taken from us. God Bless.
05/24/2016 @ 09:56 AM
Herman...thank you for the support. Always praying for that day.
05/22/2016 @ 11:27 AM
I am praying deeply for you and your family. My heart goes out to all of you. My heart is breaking for you, I could not ever imagine the pain you are going through missing a child.
05/17/2016 @ 03:35 AM
Your family in my prayers that one day she well come home to her family 😔
02/24/2016 @ 09:08 PM
Steph...God bless you!
02/24/2016 @ 09:07 PM
Selina...thank you for the prayers...it’s our only hope!
02/23/2016 @ 06:28 PM
I love you guys, I havn’t given up, Im still praying and hoping.
02/05/2016 @ 06:14 AM
I just watched the episode of Disappeared, my heart aches for your family. Such a beautiful young lady. I send my prayers that you will get the answers your family deserves. May God watch over Tracy. God bless your family,I wish there something I could do. I will say a prayer every day.
11/14/2015 @ 01:49 PM
Celina...thank you for your prayers. We are always praying one day soon God can help us bring her home...good or bad. God Bless!
11/06/2015 @ 10:02 AM
I have continued to pray for and with you. May God encourage and strengthen you, and provide clarity and answers. I will not forget. (Robert’s daughter)
Celita Diaz Perillo
10/15/2015 @ 06:30 PM
Just watched this story on ’Disappeared’ in England. What a sad, terrible story. Let’s hope Tracy is found. I applauded her family for the strength and courage they have shown!
10/01/2015 @ 09:01 AM
God bless her family and friends.
09/05/2015 @ 06:38 PM
Jim...we’ve searched everywhere! The man that took her life bragged back then that her could make people disappear...so far he’s been right. One of these days God willing we’ll find her!
08/31/2015 @ 07:25 AM
My prayers are with your family. I hope you find out what happened and justice is served. How well have they searched the swamps? I saw on TV that there are gators in the swamp. You would think that they would search that area the most. What about near James’s home? Could she be found somewhere close to his home?
05/19/2015 @ 08:04 PM
Danielle...thank you for your kind words and support. God Bless!
05/15/2015 @ 11:46 AM
this makes me so mad. How stupid of the police for not knowing this guy had her. I knew it the second I saw the video from bar. How careless of them
05/15/2015 @ 11:36 AM
I am so sorry for your frustration!We have 4 children and one due in December. Just to try to imagine going through what you must be, is such an overwhelming emotion that immediately makes me choke up. I pray that you and your family get some closure <3
04/07/2015 @ 08:32 PM
Steph...lost and frustrated as well. Holidays will never be the same. Thank you for caring...God Bless!
04/03/2015 @ 01:00 AM
Hey fam, I just wrapped up about an hour of searching google earth, same result as always. I checked out the spot where her phone supposedly pinged and lake bennet has a spot on the left side that a car could easily get to, other than that im still lost and frustrated.
03/10/2015 @ 08:18 PM
Amanda B...thank you for caring. It is indeed very frustrating!
03/05/2015 @ 12:59 PM
Watching Tracy’s case (again) on Disappeared. I realize the evidence against Hataway is "circumstantial" but it’s powerful -- another victim with the same situation (attacked after giving him a ride), the attempted murder conviction, Tracy’s cell pinging off his home the morning after she went missing, Hataway being the last person she was with, etc. I understand prosecutors get one chance at conviction and they don’t want to waste it without physical evidence, and it’s likely they’re building a bigger case that not only includes Tracy, but also Christopher George; but just because the perpetrator was "lucky" enough to not have witnesses, to have been able to hide their victims, along with their personal items, doesn’t necessarily mean they shouldn’t be charged. Regular people (like those that end up on juries) can understand that. It’s Orlando after all, with miles and miles of swampland -- and Hataway knows it well, given he worked as a shoreman. It would be enough evidence for me to convict if I was on a jury. And who knows, once there’s a trial on the schedule, particularly after losing his attempted murder trial, perhaps Hataway would confess to cop a deal and not take a chance with a jury, given his history. Sorry for venting, but it’s so frustrating when it takes so much evidence to charge someone nowadays.
02/02/2015 @ 02:08 AM
Just watched Tracey’s episode of Disappeared. She is so beautiful. I’m so sorry, I cannot imagine just not knowing. And having to wonder everyday where she is. I’m so sorry she was taken from you. You will have all the answers one day, and you will have her in your arms . Praying for The Lord to wrap his arms around your entire family.
01/20/2015 @ 06:04 AM
Dear Joe Ocasio!
Please could you give me an e-mail adress? I would like to ask some things in terms of the case. I feel sorry about Tracy, I saw her in the TV, and since then I think about her every day, she was so pretty and young... Please give me a contact!
12/20/2014 @ 11:13 AM
you guys are in my prayers. happy holidays.
12/15/2014 @ 07:39 PM
Curt...thank you for the heads up. We’ll take it to the Detective in charge of her case to make them take this down from their site...Thanks again!
12/01/2014 @ 07:15 PM
hey joe, things are going ok up here, thought of all of you on thanksgiving. much love
11/29/2014 @ 11:49 PM
OK Joe, it was three guys. One is in Jail and the other two are not. You don’t get away with Murder, not in our country.
11/29/2014 @ 06:06 PM
Like you, I have been searching for Tracy and I found her too. She is comfortably holding Baby Jesus. Make no doubt to that Joe. Felix Navidad!
11/17/2014 @ 08:10 PM
Steph...thank you for your thoughts. Hope things are going well. God Bless.
11/13/2014 @ 03:29 PM
hey guys, thinking of you. much love, steph.
09/08/2014 @ 08:39 PM
Tiffany...nothing. Very frustrating as time keeps piling up and we are still in limbo. Take care!
09/02/2014 @ 04:40 AM
With so many images of you in my mind always being projected
may your honor remain protected
Just so you and all the world knows your name was always in my heart rather we were together or apart
Its been such a long while since anybody has seen your warm bright smile
or could admire the flare of your unique glowing style
I hope in keeping such memories of you reflected that you me and so many others will always be at peace by feeling connected
09/01/2014 @ 05:03 PM
any new leads? xoxoxo
08/24/2014 @ 08:37 PM
Danielle...thank you for your kind words and prayers. God willing we look forward to the day we can bring her home.
08/23/2014 @ 02:49 AM
I know you are ready for Tracy to come home. Don’t give up. With hard work she will be found. Love moves us forward. I will pray that she will be found by December 31 of this year so that not another year has to go by not knowing. The power of prayer is strong and will guide you when you least expect it. I pray for the searchers to be clear headed. To have wide open eyes as they search. For the detectives to know when they have found what they need to move forward with the case. For James to feel such a great heavy burden that he can not carry any more that the truth may spill from his mouth. We can only forgive those who confess there sins! Amen
07/31/2014 @ 11:51 AM
my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope you find her.
07/17/2014 @ 08:21 PM
I started to pray for Tracy while watching her show on ID.
May our Lord, Jesus, reveal what happened to her. Lord, please comfort all of Tracy’s family and friends, especially her parents!
07/15/2014 @ 10:21 AM
I am so sorry for the family and friends of Tracy. I just watched the episode on TV and was deeply touched. Best to you all in you search. My heart goes out to you...!
07/14/2014 @ 06:17 PM
I remember when our grandma told me that you would find me one day when you got older and eventually after years you did find me. My dear beloved cousin, my best friend and in many ways my soul sister Tracy its been several years since you been missing and its my turn to keep faith that you are found alive.
05/16/2014 @ 07:39 PM
you guys are always on my mind. i hope one day soon this is all over for you guys. you have been through so much, i pray you find closure one day. all my love xoxoxoxo
03/23/2014 @ 07:04 PM
Thank you for your prayers and kind words. Is going to be 5 years in May and it feels like it happened yesterday.
03/21/2014 @ 01:02 PM
My husband’s cousin dated Tracy around the time she disappeared. I never met her but my prayers are with your family. I pray one day you will have closure and peace.
03/15/2014 @ 04:22 PM
Amber...thank you for your prayers...God Bless!
03/10/2014 @ 11:01 AM
I’m watching Disappeared now, I’m so sorry to hear of your story. I will keep you all in my prayers, for answers or closure. God Bless you all.
Amber A from Vero Beach, FL
02/11/2014 @ 10:40 PM
Linsey...thank you for the support and kind words. We pray every night and hope one of these days God willing we can get closure. God Bless!
02/11/2014 @ 01:00 PM
Mr. And Mrs. Ocasio…I recorded the dissapeared Series, and I just finished watching Tracy’s segment. I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am. I cant even imagine what you guys are going through. I do believe that one day you will find her. God hears you and sees you, and I believe He will shed light on Tracy’s location. Don’t give up.
lindsey from MD
02/10/2014 @ 07:53 PM
Dominic...thank you for your prayers. We continue to hope and pray that one day we can bring her home.
02/10/2014 @ 04:20 PM
Seen this story today on ID channel , Im very saddened this beautiful child of God is missing , Tears fill up my eyes and its tough to even type , i will keep Tracy in my prayers and pray that you find Tracy , God Bless you ..
02/01/2014 @ 12:29 AM
Joe...thank you for your support and kind words. Her case has gone cold but one of these days God willing we’ll find her. God Bless!
01/27/2014 @ 06:50 PM
Recently, I learned from my old friend and colleague Bob Beni about Tracy. Joe, I cannot imagine what you and your family have been going through for the last 5 years. Please let me know if another organized search will be taking place this year. I will put together a crew of volunteers and join in. Your entire family is in my prayers.
12/24/2013 @ 04:15 PM
Sorry for your loss, I found out about Tracy by watching the programme "disappeared" on the ID channel here in the UK. I hope as a family you are well and that one day you can bring Tracy home.
12/08/2013 @ 09:10 PM
Steph...always praying and hoping someday we can bring her home...take care!
12/08/2013 @ 12:47 AM
ive been thinking about tracy a lot lately, I hope its an omen of sorts, love you guys.
11/30/2013 @ 03:41 PM
Tom...thank you for your kind words and support. One of these days God willing we’ll bring her home.
11/26/2013 @ 12:28 PM
I really hope that you find your daughter and that’s she’s OK. Your daughter is very beautiful and it’s a shame this happened.
08/28/2013 @ 07:39 PM
Anonymous...sorry not you as we got another tip yesterday anonymously.
08/26/2013 @ 06:58 PM
Anonymous...we’ve tried to call you but no answer...we’ll continue to try you.
Joe & Liz Ocasio
08/10/2013 @ 12:32 AM
Anonymous...thank you very much! I will get this checked out and advise if they need to contact you. God Bless!
08/09/2013 @ 08:57 PM
Anonymous...PLEASE besides Crimeline please post here everything you know and I promise I will not post it but will take it directly to the Detective in charge of her case. It will not impact the reward if it leads to something...We’ve been praying everyday someday someone will come forward with information that can leads us to her or answers to her case. God Bless and thank you for getting back to us!!!
08/08/2013 @ 08:56 PM
Anonymous...The Hutto brothers but there was another person that night they have not identified yet. I do not know that name you mentioned but there were people interviewed Ocoee PD has not shared with us...anything you know that could help us with her case? Her birthday is Saturday and we continue to pray for a break. Thanks you for reaching out but please let us know if you know more.
07/28/2013 @ 02:19 PM
Christi...thank you for your support and kind words.
07/27/2013 @ 10:33 AM
I’m so sorry for your loss. I am a mother of two one of which is an 18yr old daughter living at home with myself and husband. I can’t even begin to imagine how u all feel. I watched ur daughters episode of Disappeared. My heart aches for u all. I will continue to pray for you and your beautiful family and pray for your daughters return. I have suffered loss but never of my own child. I pray god will give u all comfort n this time of need. God bless u n keep u. Take care :)
07/04/2013 @ 03:46 PM
Tiffany...nothing at all...thank you for your kind words and God Bless.
07/04/2013 @ 01:09 PM
hey guys.. just wondering if you have any new leads? you are always in my heart, prayers, and thoughts. one day God willing we may get closure until then hold on. miracles happen everyday and maybe one day jimmy will talk. i love you guys.
i miss you tracy.
06/20/2013 @ 07:25 PM
Tracey Lou...thank you, one of these day God willing we’ll find her.
06/18/2013 @ 01:29 PM
Hi I’m from the uk and will be watching your story on the Id English Channel tomorrow. However I have just researched Tracy’s story, maybe as we share the same name it drew me to it.I’m so sorry for what you are going through, it’s hard enough you haven’t found her, but the torture you must be going through of knowing who took her that is unreal. I’m sure in time you will get a result on this if its only that you see some sort of justice served. No body is nowhere everyone is somewhere and I pray that you do find Tracy.
People like that scum always trip themselves up in time.
I wish you peace x
06/12/2013 @ 08:12 PM
Ceita...thank you for your kind words, especially the comment; "always be a family of four". God Bless!
06/08/2013 @ 04:47 AM
I just finished watching the episode on the ID channel, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have a 13 yr old daughter and I cannot even imagine anything happening to her, or our son. As long as that monster has a heartbeat hopefully The Lord will soften is "heart" after he realizes he will NOT be getting out of jail and he will have a revelation and give your family and police dept information as to what happened to your Tracy. I pray for your peace, and also I will pray that that man while spending his days behind bars decides to do the right thing and tell you something....God Bless your family, you’ll always be a family of four!
05/24/2013 @ 05:23 PM
I just watched the episode of disappeared. And it’s really sad that a beautiful woman,with her hole life in front her, just vanish.
I hope Tracy will be found soon,and the person responsible will pay for it.
All my prayers to the Ocasio family!
From Rebecka in Sweden!
04/07/2013 @ 12:58 AM
I just watched the episode of disappeared about Tracy. my heart, and prayers go out to Tracy, the family and her friends. I hope and pray that Tracy will be found soon. God Bless You.
04/04/2013 @ 07:34 PM
I just watched the show and would like to say how very sorry I am, I can’t believe that she is still missing it breaks my heart, she is a very beautiful girl and Im praying to God for your family to find peace & closure. I will keep Tracy in my prayers in hopes that she will return home one day. Don’t give up hope.God bless.
04/04/2013 @ 06:12 PM
Just saw the episode on ID channel and I wish the search finds your daughter.
04/03/2013 @ 08:07 PM
I watched the show sunday night. Im really sorry Tracy is still missing :(... I hope you can bring her home soon, stay strong and always believe.
Truth can be hidden for a while, but not forever!!
My prayers go out to you and you family!!
04/02/2013 @ 08:02 PM
Pamela...Thank you for watching the show about her case...we hope and pray one of these days James Hataway finds God and shares with us where she is.
04/02/2013 @ 08:00 PM
Janis...Thank you for your kind words. She’s always in our minds...God Bless!
04/02/2013 @ 07:58 PM
Tiffany...no new leads but always praying and hoping. Thank you for your support!
04/02/2013 @ 07:47 AM
Just watched "disappeared" on DVR and am shocked this has not been resolved as it seems so obvious the man that received a ride is the one. My heart breaks for your family.
04/01/2013 @ 07:28 PM
you guys are always in my prayers. has any new leads surfaced? i havent been able to watch the episode yet .. no cable but i have reposted it several times. as always much love and prayers ur way.
tracy... i miss you.
04/01/2013 @ 11:24 AM
I miss you so very much angel of mine. Not a day goes by that one of the footprints you left in my life brings a smile or a tear. You will never be forgotten. Love you Tracy
03/31/2013 @ 10:11 PM
To The Ocasio Family,
I just saw Tracey’s segment on "Disappeared," and wanted you all to know how sorry I am that she’s still missing. Tracey is such a natural beauty with a gorgeous complexion. We are praying Tracey will still be found safe and sound. Miracles can happen! Hang in there, stay strong, and please know, there are LOTS of us wishing you all the best! Bless you!
03/28/2013 @ 07:36 PM
TRACY OCASIO UPDATE - TV SHOW "DISAPPEARED" ON ID DISCOVERY
Good news we received a revised air date and time for Tracy’s case being shown on Disappeared on the ID Discovery channel (Brighthouse channel 143 or HD1246). It is now scheduled for Easter Sunday at 8:00 PM which will give her case a prime time slot on a holiday...it only takes one person with knowledge to come forward to help break her case!
03/03/2013 @ 02:42 PM
Carolyn...please refresh my memory as I’ve been trying to remember you.
02/26/2013 @ 09:46 AM
spoke to you yesterday. Carolyn
02/03/2013 @ 08:39 PM
I am praying for you thefamily and tracy’s safe return
01/28/2013 @ 08:26 PM
Kim...thank you for your prayers as we need the strength. We hope and pray in time God helps us bring her home...God Bless.
01/28/2013 @ 08:24 PM
Howard...Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We miss her dearly. God Bless.
01/26/2013 @ 02:08 PM
I just came across your website and I will be praying for you to find your daughter. I can’t imagine the pain you are dealing with. I am so happy to read this monster is behind bars. May GOD be with you every day and help guide you to your daughter. Thinking of you and Praying... Westland, MI
01/26/2013 @ 01:20 PM
Jan 26th 2013. I was deadened by the story of your daughter.It is a sad world we live in when people vanish into thin air! I don’t know this person of interest but God will punish him for all he has done.My condolences to the Ocasio Family.My prayer is to find the truth and have a proper ceremony instead of having to wonder.Sincerely Howard smith(Canada)
11/01/2012 @ 05:19 PM
Emily...good hearing from you! Hope things are going well. We’ll see you when you get back. Take care!
11/01/2012 @ 12:30 PM
I am still deployed and wish I could come see you. I miss y’all. I never stop thinking about y’all or Tracy. I still keep up with current Info. Miss y’all and will come visit when back.
10/30/2012 @ 07:28 PM
Angie...thank you for your support. One of these days God willing.
10/29/2012 @ 10:12 PM
I read that you were unsuccessful in another search over the weekend. We continue to pray that you will bring Tracy home soon. Love, Angie and Kevin
10/18/2012 @ 07:41 PM
Will....thank you for your support and kind words. The date is tentative at this point but so far it’s November 19th. We will confirm on this website when we get confirmation....God Bless.
10/18/2012 @ 05:12 PM
Hi Joe and Liz Ive never commented but always kept up with the case, and I am so sorry and we miss her very much. When is her story airing on tv? We love you guys and hope and wish for closure soon. Love Will, Sandra, Michelle, and most importantly Mom Diana.
09/27/2012 @ 07:10 PM
Catherine...hug your daughter and tell her you love her everyday...God Bless!
09/25/2012 @ 04:12 PM
I wish this world never had Monsters in it.I have a beautiful Daughter 7-she has red hair and remind’s me of your Daughter,when mine grow’s up.I accidentally found this site and i am overwhelmed.I wish i could go under cover and make that s.o.b. confess,the one they suspect.i hope the police never give up.My prayers are with you all.God,bless.
09/24/2012 @ 10:07 PM
Tiffany...nothing new....thank you for caring!
09/24/2012 @ 07:26 PM
just curious to know if anything new has come up? you guys are in my prayers.
09/23/2012 @ 04:10 PM
Valerie...thank you for your kind words. WE miss her terribly but one of these days God willing we’ll find her and give her a proper place to rest. God Bless.
09/18/2012 @ 02:25 PM
My heart is broken,Tracy was such a joy to have around us. My daughters are Natalie,Adrienne and Lindsy Mitchell from Piedmont Drive in Spotylvania,Virginia.We are all shocked and sorry we had no idea what had happened.Our prayers are with you that peace will come like a river,Tracy would call me after you moved and came up to visit once-She always smiled and hugged me like she was ny own....Loving thoughts and prayers are going out to your family,Natalie feels so bad that they lost touch we each other. All Our Love, Valerie,natalie,Adrienne and Lindsy
Valerie Mitchell Hunter
08/10/2012 @ 07:45 PM
what to say on a day like to today.. im thinking of you all... your in my prayers.
07/25/2012 @ 02:12 PM
im a lil late but i just got word of the denial and i want to say that i am so completely happy! maybe now he will say where tracy is. you are in my prayers i love u all. *tracy you will come home one day, you are missed and truly adored and loved. i am so sorry that happened to you. pfm.* joe and liz i pray he will say something now. God is watching and is good and i believe He will come into hataways heart (whats left of it) and hopefully allow you the peace you so rightfully deserve. the peace she deserves.
07/20/2012 @ 09:52 PM
Morgan...thank you for your kind words...we will never give up and one day God willing we’ll bring her home.
07/19/2012 @ 11:59 PM
Still thinking of you Ocasio family. My heart breaks more and more the longer this goes on for you Joe. We do not know eachother but your dedication and determination is bittersweet for me... Never give up on her you are doing the right thing. :(
07/15/2012 @ 05:14 PM
Lynn...how do I get a hold of the Detectives you mentioned?
07/10/2012 @ 11:06 AM
Still think about your family often and you are in my prayers.
07/07/2012 @ 01:35 PM
Good news this week regarding James Hataway’s appeal efforts....DENIED, DENIED by a judge which means he will never see the light of day outside a jail. Now our hopes shift that time will soften his position and one day soon he will tell us where to find Tracy.
06/23/2012 @ 11:23 PM
Im 30 your still not here. Its an emptiness and pain that will never heal til your home and again. I love and miss you more then your family could ever even know.
05/24/2012 @ 03:14 PM
always in my mind and in my prayers Joe.keep praying for you and your family.
05/19/2012 @ 08:26 PM
my thoughts and prayers go out to the family i hope this comes out for the good and they find her alive
05/13/2012 @ 04:48 PM
Angie...thank you. Holidays such as this one are not what they once were. Take care.
05/11/2012 @ 10:04 PM
My prayers are with you guys this Mothers Day weekend. One day you will hold Tracy in your arms again....until then she is wrapped in the arms of angels.
05/10/2012 @ 09:31 PM
Priscilla....Thank you for caring and your prayers. We’ll never give up looking for her!
05/09/2012 @ 03:51 PM
I’ve been following Tracy’s case since it first occured. I pray for her and her family in this difficult time. I pray for this nightmare to end. Keep your head up Ocasio family <3
05/08/2012 @ 08:54 AM
thnx joe - i’ve been biting my nails wondering how it all worked out -
05/06/2012 @ 01:58 PM
Tiffany...thanks, know the website well as we helped Ocoee PD with the information, pics, etc. I believe you can either enter her name or case 2602.
05/06/2012 @ 10:12 AM
have you checked the namUS data base? check out case number 9062, never know, their is a complete mtdna and nucdna profile.
05/06/2012 @ 09:54 AM
i miss you guys. ur in my prayers!!!
04/26/2012 @ 08:36 PM
Steph...The program airing Tracy’s case will take about 9-10 weeks. They came down a couple of weeks ago and did the filming. Here is the link for their website...http://investigation.discovery.com/tv/disappeared/
04/24/2012 @ 09:41 AM
hey fam, sorry about the search guys. i was wondering how things were going with discovery chnl? other than that, i’m feeling the pressure with these anniversaries coming up - i lost my best friend 3 months after tracy left us, 3 yrs already, doesn’t feel like time heals. i’m sorry this type of pain has to exist, love you, steph
04/14/2012 @ 06:40 PM
Linda, thank you for your prayers...we were really hoping for a break but it was not meant to be. In regards to the Taproom bar it ia actually in Metro West Orlando, ironically next to a Police sub-station. The night she disappeared there were several cops there which helped us identify most everyone that night but lead to nothing solid.
04/14/2012 @ 06:37 PM
Bernie, I did not know it was you she was talking about yesterday. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR HELP! I don’t know what my family would do without the help we’ve received from you and other’s with a "calling" to helps those with missing loved ones. God Bless!
04/14/2012 @ 01:09 PM
im sorry the search came up with nothing but one day she will be found and all answers shall come to light. joe i have an email sent to me by someone who wants to remain anonymous, ill call u after work with the details. you may find this interesting.. not sure...
04/14/2012 @ 01:47 AM
I come from a small town. after reading these posts, this bar sounds like a small town bar, so who was at the bar that night?
04/14/2012 @ 01:30 AM
It was my sons 33rd birthday on 4/13. i was praying the new search on his birthday would bring something about his cousin. we continue to hold you close in our thoughts and prayers.
04/13/2012 @ 12:34 AM
Prayers for tomorrow Mr. Ocasio.
04/12/2012 @ 09:43 PM
joe,i was asked to search,and after i spoke to teri,we decided to side/scan after her dog search first,and then use side/scan and the dogs as not to stir anything up,will be in touch bernie,CCSAR
04/12/2012 @ 09:31 PM
Praying for some positive news for you and your family!
04/12/2012 @ 09:19 PM
The lead Detective for Tracy’s case along with other police officers and search dogs are following up on a tip tomorrow morning!! I pray God willing this new search can leads us to her.
04/09/2012 @ 10:20 PM
Sherry, thank you for your kind words and prayers. It’s been a living nightmare and even though we are coming up the 3rd year anniversary since she was taken from us, it still feels just like yesterday...especially not knowing where this crazy man buried her....thank you again and God Bless!
04/08/2012 @ 11:26 PM
I just learned of this today from Diana. We will be praying for you and your family.
Sherry "Kramer" Maw
04/08/2012 @ 02:51 PM
Dale...do you know?...can you help?? If you can let me know how I can get a hold of you and I will not post it....Thanks!
04/08/2012 @ 02:49 PM
Thanks Angie...we continue to look for her and God willing one of these days we will bring her home....God Bless!
04/06/2012 @ 10:35 AM
somebody at the tap room is keepin their mouth shut
04/05/2012 @ 11:37 PM
As another holiday approaches my heart reaches out to your family again. I continue to pray you will bring Tracy home.
04/03/2012 @ 09:06 PM
Linda...thank you...God Bless!
04/03/2012 @ 01:20 AM
you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you
03/28/2012 @ 08:58 PM
Steph...good hearing from you...as always thank you for your encouraging words! One of these days God willing we’ll bring her home!
03/27/2012 @ 07:36 AM
Hey cousins, it is so good to see that the strength that you have is still going strong! i really can’t help but to be proud that i am part of such a dedicated family, congrats on the show too! very exciting to have found another way of getting this out there, and ingenious i have to add. well, i love you guys and if i find anything at all, no matter how small, i’ll let you know.
03/25/2012 @ 03:39 PM
K...I got your tip...PLEASE MAKE CONTACT WITH ME! I emailed you my phone number....Thank you for reaching out!
03/25/2012 @ 03:38 PM
Looks like the Discovery Channel under a show they carry called "Disappeared" is going to feature Tracy’s case. They are coming down next week to film the show. We hope it helps give her case life and maybe someone that knows something comes forward. Once I have details on when the show will air I will post the details.
Disappeared : Investigation Discovery
I.D.’s Disappeared is an exciting series that investigates the disappearance of these victims, who are here one minute, gone the next.
03/06/2012 @ 11:23 PM
Tiffany...this is an Ocoee PD search...l let you know if something comes out of it.
03/05/2012 @ 12:29 PM
please joe if it is possible i would also like to help in the search let me know on fb or on here if that is ok,... i miss you guys. have a good one.
02/26/2012 @ 10:43 PM
Linda...Ocoee PD is doing the search with other law enforcement ...I don!t think they will let anyone else involved. However thank you for offering!
02/21/2012 @ 08:24 PM
Who is setting up the search? I have searched for Tracy several times personally, would like to be part of the search.
God bless you
02/18/2012 @ 07:00 PM
Several small searches have been done with no results. They are setting up a search with dogs at the end of this month...going back to a previous location...one of these days God willing we’ll find her...God Bless.
02/16/2012 @ 01:01 AM
been a very long time since being on here. i guess for the most part, u reside in my memories and revisiting what happened to you really does hurt. i miss you trac... im sorry for that night. one day we will all have closure.
joe, joey and liz... you will always be in my heart and prayers and i hope you are all doing well. r their any new leads? any searches coming up?
02/13/2012 @ 09:40 PM
Daisygmomof03: Early on when we tracked him down before his arrest my judgement was cloudy but I’m glad those around me gave me the strength to avoid making a mistake...thank you for your support...God Bless.
02/12/2012 @ 12:40 AM
God bless you mr O. I have admired your strength since first reading of your daughters disappearance,your more of a person than I, I am afraid I would be in prison if a creap like this was suspected of making my beautiful daughter disappear.
I pray for your family and check back regularly for any updates.
02/04/2012 @ 09:47 AM
Hoipefully we can get the system seen at http://sign.1sta.com put in place and spare millions of fmailies the pain of dealing with a missing loved one -- Why it hasn’t been used before is a mystery to me
01/05/2012 @ 10:24 PM
My heart hurts every month or so that i look here and don’t see good news. I don’t know you or your family personally but i check here and write here often because your fathers dedication is so touching.. i think of you oftencuz i could of and have made the same mistake as you it breaks my hear I’m 24 a single mom of a 3 year old and a 3 week old both girls I can not imagine the pain of not knowing where they are i will continue to pray for you and your familyand as I’ve said before in all my post if a search ever opens publicly i will be there rwady to search and bring you to your family back where you belong.
Mr Ocasio I admire you and Tracy knows what your doing and that your heart is hurting stay strong you are all she has to keep this going one day it is going to happen.
01/05/2012 @ 10:23 PM
My heart hurts every month or so that i look here and don’t see good news. I don’t know you or your family personally but i check here and write here often because your fathers dedication is so touching.. i think of you oftencuz i could of and have made the same mistake as you it breaks my hear I’m 24 a single mom of a 3 year old and a 3 week old both girls I can not imagine the pain of not knowing where they are i will continue to pray for you and your familyand as I’ve said before in all my post if a search ever opens publicly i will be there rwady to search and bring you to your family back where you belong.
Mr Ocasio I admire you and Tracy knows what your doing and that your heart is hurting stay strong you are all she has to keep this going one day it is going to happen.
12/12/2011 @ 02:44 PM
Tracy, today is Monday December 12, 2011. I’ve been thinking of you, especially this holiday season. I want so badly to talk to you about all the years that we missed out on each others lives. I wish that I could turn back the clock and we would have kept in touch more through the years. I would love for you to meet my wife and children. I will continue to pray that one day we will get answers to this terrible mystery that haunts so many people that love you so dearly, and are able to put you to rest peacefully.
12/08/2011 @ 09:52 PM
Deanna....thank you. We have a search coming up in late January or early February driven by the Detectives from a recent tip which we are hoping we get a break, however with so many dissapointments we are keeping it low key....take care!
12/08/2011 @ 09:18 PM
Hello Joe, I keep checking and praying you find Tracy. Speak with you soon. Deanna
11/13/2011 @ 09:50 PM
This weekend a team from the Search & Rescue of Central Florida group conducted a search for Tracy. The search was based from information supplied by Ocoee Detectives who are retracing back to areas near where previous searches were conducted. Unfortunally nothing was found but the area was not finished and there are plans to continue the search in a couple of weeks.
I want to thank the team members of Search & Rescue of Central Florida for their continued support of our family with our efforts to bring Tracy home and get justice. After 2 years our resolve and hopes to find her have not diminished and we continue to pray and hope we can find her.
10/20/2011 @ 09:32 PM
Steph....We’ve already had communications with them and after reviewing the case they felt that since there is a "suspect" already in custody that it did not fit the "wanted" tag. They told us they would keep the information and if things changed to get back to them. They also spoke with Drew Kessee the father of Jennifer Kessee and had them on the show. Later on they told us the show was cancelled but they are looking at resuming on the "Lifetime" channel. As always thank you for you efforts!! Take care.
10/19/2011 @ 10:01 AM
Hey guys, i just got a respose from americas most wanted, i contacted them to get tracy in their missing persons caseload. if your interested in their help they need a concise letter of the events, detectives name and number, picture, newspaper clippings, and police reports. mail to : Americas Most Wanted
p.o box crime t.v
Washington, DC 20016
I’m posting this here in case anyone wants to do this in their own personal cases as well. good luck everyone, i hope this helps.
10/13/2011 @ 12:51 AM
I miss you so. I’ll never forget you.
10/11/2011 @ 11:28 PM
Shawn....I patiently hope and have faith in God our prayers will be heard and bring her home God willing....God Bless.
10/11/2011 @ 11:08 PM
Misty, we’ll never give up looking for her and hope one day God willing we can bring her home...thank you for your kind words!
10/11/2011 @ 11:44 AM
Hi! I heard about the case from the radio a while back. I wanted to say you are all in my prayers and I will continue to pray that you will find her shortly :) (Romans12:12)
10/08/2011 @ 03:24 AM
Hello Ocasio family. You don’t know me, I live in Garland, Tx. I saw a bit about your daughter on a news site back in June ’09. For whatever reason, I felt such sympathy for your family and fear for your daughter when I read about her disappearance. I have continued to come back here to read about the progress in her case. I really do hope and pray that you find her, and find peace in process. I can’t imagine how horrible it feels to lose a daughter. My thoughts and prayers are always with you.
10/01/2011 @ 11:23 PM
Frankie...she will always be with us and her memories will never die.
10/01/2011 @ 11:20 PM
Brenda...thank you. One of these days we’ll bring her home.
09/30/2011 @ 05:47 PM
I wanted to say that I still come to this page and pray for all of you.
09/25/2011 @ 05:48 PM
Tracy, today is September 25, 2011...I just want to let you know that I think of you constantly. I wish that I were able to hear your voice, and see your beauiful smile one more time. You will always have a special place in my heart!
09/07/2011 @ 10:09 PM
Frankie, your message brought tears and heart ache but as strange as this sounds in a good way. I miss the good times when you were kids and brought joy to all of us. I just looked at your pictures in Facebook and see you a grown man with a little one in your arms and it brings the whole “time circle” back around. I wish you and your family well and thank you for the kind words you posted…God knows I miss her terribly!
09/06/2011 @ 11:00 AM
Tracy, even though it has been a long time since we have spoken I am deeply hurt and saddened by this news that I just became aware of. My heart dropped to my stomach when I read this. I love you and your family always!!! You are all in our prayers!
08/21/2011 @ 08:31 PM
Mr Ghazala...thank you for your kind words...sorry to know we share the same pain. My prayers are with you as well...God Bless.
08/20/2011 @ 12:38 AM
You and your family are in my prayers. May God bring your beloved daughter back. I feel you pain as I lost my 26 year old son.
08/10/2011 @ 09:13 PM
Today would have been your 30th Birthday...I miss having you in our lives so much it hurts everyday, today more than most...Happy Birthday!
WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU TERRIBLY!
08/10/2011 @ 03:29 AM
My cousin my friend I’m going to keep hope until the very end. Near or far where ever you are one day you will be found and I know you will end up safe and sound. I love you I miss you. Can’t believe its your 30th today. How time flies but not fast enough your still MIA so I won’t like today. Itll will be tough. But you wouldn’t give hope on a quest so there for in keep hope I do my every best.I miss you but God works in mysterious ways. Its been days to weeks to months now down to years full of hope but also tears. But with faith hope and love I’m keep my sights up above knowing one day some how some way you will be found and you will end up safe sound. My besfriend my cousin I’m keeping faith and hope til the very end.
08/10/2011 @ 03:00 AM
Its your 30th Bday Tracy as your cousin and your friend I can’t even put into words anymore how much it hurts not knowing what happened to you .I love you miss you think about you pray for you pray about you.
I love you more then words can put together. There’s no other cousin like you.
08/07/2011 @ 12:10 AM
I miss you so much girl you are always in my heart
Courtney reynolds Turner
08/07/2011 @ 12:07 AM
I miss you so much girl you are always in my heart
Courtney reynolds Turner
08/07/2011 @ 12:07 AM
I miss you so much girl you are always in my heart
Courtney reynolds Turner
08/01/2011 @ 11:24 PM
your presence meant so much. I cant comprehend the feelings it must have stired up for you guys. Tracy must be proud of you. I will never stop praying for Tarcy and for you and liz and all of the rest that love her.
07/27/2011 @ 07:23 PM
Angie....It was very good putting a face to the emails from early on and finally meeting you. It’s ironic that at the time we had no idea the cases had certain ties to each other. We apologize for not staying longer but it became tougher than anticipated for us as Chris’s memorial brought back memories of Tracy and we became too emotional. I also did not want to be around the media as this day belonged to Chris’s memory, Rachael and Asyia. I will never stop looking for "my girl" and will continue to seek justice for her as well. However I know everything depends on Gods will and I’m at peace with that fact…one of these days God willing we’ll bring her home….take care!
07/27/2011 @ 08:23 AM
Joe and Liz, It was good to meet you last week. I am completely humbled by you guys. Thank you for being there for Chris’ family. I know that God will allow Tracys justice to prevail. And you and your family will finally have your day of peace and rest. Stay strong in Jesus.
07/26/2011 @ 08:50 PM
Dawn....Rachael, Chris’s mother had a good idea this was him as his wallet, id and jewelry was with the body. However it still put her through the emotional abyss that such news would bring any parent. We are glad for her closure but we both seek justice and hope this gets us a step closer as the investigation continues to expand...Thank you for your kind words and prayers!
07/25/2011 @ 07:04 PM
hey guys, i usually write to you but today i am writing to Chris Georges mother...i read about the results in the news a few days ago and i want to say i am so sorry it turned out this way. i know you felt it was him but to finally hear it must be almost unbearable. i hope that you can find closure and peace eventually. stay strong hun, your in my prayers.
07/22/2011 @ 03:20 PM
I just read the news that Chris’s body was identified from the lake. While everyone hoped this wouldn’t be the case, I am glad there is some closure now. I hope this brings you one step closer to finding your daughter and getting justice as I believe the man responsible harmed both of them. You are in my prayers.
07/09/2011 @ 01:19 PM
Tiffany...glad to hear they found them safe...thank you for your kind words...take care.
07/08/2011 @ 09:10 PM
hey guys, just wanted to drop by and say im thinking of you and i hope all is well. liz i hope u are feeling much better. you guys are never far from my prayers. thanks for the concern with regards to my grandparents, after the silver alert was issued it took a few hours but at 2 in the morning they were found wandering in windermere. anyway just wanted you guys to know i am thinking of you and i am always praying for you. its funny those that dont deserve to be a parent (casey anthony) take the gift for granted and those that do, horrible circumstances come to them. this world is so backwards sometimes. i wish you guys the best. keep in touch. much love, and with all my hope and prayers i hope she is found soon.
07/06/2011 @ 09:13 PM
Pamela....Thank your for your prayers...one of these days God willing we will find her!
07/06/2011 @ 12:02 PM
I hope that your beautiful girl comes home to you,soon.Keeping your family in my prayers.Stay strong.
07/05/2011 @ 08:45 PM
Carly...First thank you for your kind words. In regards to the DNA of Onda Chris George it’s incredible that they still have not processed his remains. It’s sad to see this as if he was the son of a prominent official there would be no question that there would be answers by now. I feel horrible for his mother, Rachael George and with the lack of progress, especially if they find foul play and it’s been this long before they follow up…our bureaucracy many times seems to be our biggest obstacle.
07/05/2011 @ 04:10 PM
Dear Joe, I am still thinking of Tracy and you and your wife is very much in my thoughts, What happened to the DNA results of Onda Chris George? Did they not say they that it was perhaps more than 1 body. I really pray you will find Tracy soon at least for some kind of closure. I know it is the worst thing that could happened to a parent, but we pray that you will be reunited with your loved one again someday.
06/26/2011 @ 01:06 AM
hey guys, i just got an email from robert simmons at nasa, unfortunatly their satt. can only see a place maybe once a week, and it only distinguishes buildings. i did ask that if they get any other ideas to contact me, i also asked for help from a lady at the white house, at this point i’m just trying to get as many brains on this as i can. maybe someone will come up with an idea that can help. i’m not quiting and i know i’m really going the distance here but wish me luck. i’m still hopeful, even if i’m chasing crazy ideas.
06/23/2011 @ 04:43 PM
HI Joe and Liz... I just wanted to touch base since it has been a while. I still think of you all and Tracy. I am back in town living here.. so if there is anything I can do to help out let me know... My thoughts and prayers are still with you.
06/19/2011 @ 10:45 PM
i hope this fathers day was a good day for you and your son, i know it is also a day of great pain and i am sorry for that. as far as nasa goes i am looking for anything - no matter how small - just one glimpse into the past to see if maybe just maybe something is there - i checked my email and i have not gotten a response yet but i am going to keep trying, i have another trick up my sleeve and i think if i keep bugging people someone will decide that even though they have no time, they have a way to help....best wishes and much love, steph
06/19/2011 @ 02:42 PM
Steph...I hope the same as you do and I’ve been approached by many girls or mother’s that feel they’ve learned from what happened to Tracy. Early on I never thought of that but if it does then at least there is some good from it. I will always keep this page and website open in hopes someday it will help me lead to her...in regards to the NASA page, what are you looking for? Take care...Joe
06/18/2011 @ 02:55 AM
hello again, i felt like i had to do something so i went to the nasa earth observatory site http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/ and sent in a request for permission to view footage. i don’t know if they can help us but it’s a chance. they have my email info and i will keep you posted on what happens with it. maybe it would help if we flooded them with requests? i don’t know but it’s worth a shot right? at this point i don’t feel like i’ve got much to lose on this one, but possibly alot to gain.
06/18/2011 @ 02:29 AM
hello everyone, it was nice talking to you Liz, it was good hearing that you are doing well. Joe, i was bad, i opened the letter you sent my dad, honestly it made me tear up because i still feel like it’s a fresh wound also. i’m putting all of this on this page because i don’t want it to go anywhere. i think that maybe if we work to keep this page open we will get a hint of something or maybe keep changing lives. i’m still struck by the fact that girls read all of this and change their ways to stay safe. it’s awe inspiring to me. well, i love you all - not just my family but everyone who posts here , especially the girls who learn from this - please don’t forget what you have learned, your families need you more than you know. STAY SAFE and buenos swartay
06/12/2011 @ 11:21 AM
I pray for your family and I pray that Tracy will be brought home where she belongs.
06/04/2011 @ 01:14 AM
hello, Vivian is doing great, just as bossy as her daddy;) she smiles alot and still has the crazy head thing going on. Have you heard that Uncle Lous daughter Michelle is getting married this weekend? i can’t go, i have to work, but i’m sure you’ll get calls and pix. well, i love You All....goodnight
06/02/2011 @ 10:38 PM
Steph...thank you as always for your supporting words. How’s your little one?...hope things find you well.
05/29/2011 @ 12:44 AM
hey joe and liz - i hope you are doing alright - i have been watching everything from a distance, i had to type today because seeing a cousin from across the globe contact out of love is a beautiful thing and brought tears to my eyes. the love that our family has is truely amazing. as for the girl that learned a lesson from Tracy, thank you. i have noticed i’m more diligent also these days, i’m glad that we can see the positives out of this mess. much Love to all of you, especially you, Joe and Liz...i have learned so much , by watching on the sides, about patience and perseverance. you are made of something stronger than i have ever seen. i think the three of you deserve a vacation, time to spend with each other - reenforcing your love for each other, even if it’s only a picnic at the beach - love you guys, steph
05/28/2011 @ 08:38 AM
2 yrs already since that night, so hard to believe. i think of you everyday but yesterday was particularly important bc we all know it was the last time any of us saw that beautiful face. ocasio’s u r in my prayers. tracy u will forever live in my heart. im so sorry that night even happened.
05/26/2011 @ 10:41 PM
In about one hour from now two years ago was the last time I would ever see your name appear on my phone. This day two years ago was the last time I heard you laugh or saw you smile or gave you a hug goodbye. It feels like it was yesterday. I miss you so very much, you are so amazing and you have given me so many things that I will keep with me as I walk through life. Believe it or not Scott and I are expecting another baby...lol. I know how funny you would find that, but he is a good man and I am so happy you were there to stand beside me as I gave my life to him. Its hot out and all I can think about is how we would be having our beach days once a week, and experiancing shutles going off even though we had no clue that it was supposed to be going off. I never realized how much of my life we shared untill you were gone. You were my other half and I missing a part of me. Our snuggle nights, laughing till our sides hurt, picking up Catelynn from school and going to get ice cream. You were always by my side. I know this is a guestbook, but I come here to talk to you because I dont know where else I can. This is your page, I feel like its the place I can be close to you again. Please help us all through the day 2moro I know you can. I cant believe its been two years since my life changed so much and I lost my best friend.
Courtney Reynolds Turner
05/26/2011 @ 07:45 PM
I pray for Tracy all the time. Not knowing where she is or how she is... well, I can’t help thinking that this cousin I have never met, but with whom I share the same blood, needs me to be there for her. Just wanted you to know that. She is not forgotten. Sending a hug from me and my family...
Celita Diaz P.
05/26/2011 @ 07:36 PM
Robert’s oldest daughter here... I There are no words to express how sorry I am. Just wanted you to know that I often think of you all. Praying for you. May God comfort and heal your hearts, and may He lead you into His peace. Blessings from Italy.
Celita Diaz P.
05/26/2011 @ 03:11 PM
Tracy, I am thinking of you today. Know that your family and friends love and miss you. Know that your life has not gone un-noticed, and that you made an impact on many people, family, friends and strangers. Tonight I will light a candle for you and your family, for the hope of healing and finding closure for all those people you have touched. God Bless
05/22/2011 @ 12:52 PM
Morgan...I’ve never thought about the impact Tracy’s tragedy has had with others until you now bring it up. It’s bittersweet to think about it but I welcome anything positive that her life might have meant to someone else. I’m glad to hear from you that there is a lesson to be learned from her mistake of trusting and being naïve about strangers around us. I will never stop looking for my girl as my love for her is and has always been the passion that drives me….I only wish I had told her more often how much I love her and now how much I miss her…take care.
05/20/2011 @ 07:30 AM
Joe.. I haven’t written here in a while but i still think of Tracy daily. I don’t now Tracy or your family but for some reason I can never stop thinking about Tracy. I know your searching is restless and i praise you for not giving up on your daughter. I truly believe you can’t stop because Tracy is wanting to be found. I am so happy to hhear he will never hurt again. But it honestly doesn’t and won’t ever make up for what he’s done. I hope he will talk so you can get answer. Again Joe you’ve done all the right things and please continue. I am 24 and live in tampa and am one of many who will always help you search if needed and allowed. Tracy sticks with me because I’ve made the same mistake trusting the wrong people i sadly have learned from tracys case so have many. I don’t know how to say this because i don’t want it to seem tracy was an example but her story has prob saved many lives and will cont for all who learn from this. I think of your family ofter and plz never give up on her.
05/13/2011 @ 07:27 PM
Joe!! I’m so happy to hear that he got life in prison! I pray now that he really starts talking since he’s there for life. Maybe soon you will have answers!
05/12/2011 @ 10:45 PM
He did not...cocky sob was shocked! We celebrated!....thanks!
05/11/2011 @ 12:20 AM
I just read the good news. I bet he never saw that one comming, life in prison! I feel like celebrating!
05/10/2011 @ 08:10 AM
Just heard the news and am so glad he will never hurt another again!! Thoughts and prayers remain with your family and the others that this monster has caused grief to. Bless you all!!
05/09/2011 @ 09:31 PM
Sandy, Sue...A good day indeed! Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated!
05/09/2011 @ 09:28 PM
Brooks...thank you for your kind words and prayers. You do not realize how much it has meant to us your help and kindness setting up this website in my daughter’s name. It has given me a personal way to heal and communicate with many others besides the many tips we’ve received and hope to contiue to get. God Bless!
05/09/2011 @ 09:13 PM
Just heard the news of Hattaway (thank goodness that monster will never hurt again) and my thoughts and prayers are with your family..in finding closure for Tracy.
05/09/2011 @ 04:06 PM
Joe, so happy to see the news today that Hattaway is away for good! Still praying for you and your family, and wish you peace! Sincerely,
05/09/2011 @ 02:44 PM
Just found a news post saying he got life. Yay! Now hoping for some info on where Tracy is....my thoughts are with your family today and always.
05/05/2011 @ 09:09 PM
i just added my voice!!! that petition needs 499,000 more signatures!!
05/05/2011 @ 04:04 PM
we need to get the system seen at http://missingfound.2truth.com in place and end these atrocities ADD YOUR VOICE
05/03/2011 @ 09:40 AM
hey joe - thank you about vivian, she is a doll. i’m glad you got a picture of her, we’re going through a picture shortage lately *smiles* i’ll be keeping tabs on the ninth to see this guy rot with all of you. i don’t see him getting out of tuff time here. with love, steph
05/02/2011 @ 10:08 AM
i will be there with a huge smile on my face i am sure he will get a very very long time.
05/01/2011 @ 09:39 PM
Tiffany...Thank you, eagerly waiting for May 9th Sentencing day for Hataway. I’m hoping he gets a lot of years.
05/01/2011 @ 08:54 AM
hello ocasios i hope everything is going well on your end. i think of you often and your always in my prayers.
04/17/2011 @ 10:27 PM
Brent...thank you very much for the heads up!! I will be contacting Detectives tomorrow as well as a lawyer to follow up on this disgraceful use of her name and pictures. Thank you again!
04/16/2011 @ 02:22 PM
Steph...good hearing from you and thank you again for your words of encouragement. The sentencing is May 9th and we hope he gets a long sentence. On a separate note I got a picture of Vivian from Ray and she’s precious! Take care of her and yourself...Love you guys...God Bless.
04/05/2011 @ 11:25 PM
Lisa...We’ve been asked to attend or hold several Vigils but at this point we are not mentally and emotionally ready to meet people to talk, think and/or relieve our nightmare. I know we are not alone being a victim but maybe in the future. Thank you for the offer and I will check out your website.
04/05/2011 @ 12:21 AM
Joe would love for you & yours
to attend our Candlelight Vigil to commence Crime Victims Rights week this Friday April 8th in Lake Mary Central Park at 7PM. See www.victimrecovery.org.
Thanks and I am so very sorry for what you are going through. Lisa
The Center for Victim Recovery
04/03/2011 @ 02:23 PM
Deb Hawkins...the one thing going through this journey that hurts me the most outside our personal pain is to get to know so many people that have lived through the same circumstances as we have. I never knew "good memories" would hurt so much. I’m very sorry to know about your loss, it’s not right for a parent to bury their child...it’s not suppose to happen that way and no matter what happens there will never be closure as they are gone forever. I pray for you as well and thank you for your kind words.
04/03/2011 @ 02:16 PM
tiff...you were for tow days and appreciated the support. Take care!
04/03/2011 @ 02:15 PM
Dave...my feelings exactly! Friday’s deliberation was a very emotional part for us as we know if he would have been set free we would never find him again and he would most likely hurt another human being, again. Now we’ll continue focusing on finding Tracy and evidence to make him pay, God willing....thank you for your support!
04/03/2011 @ 02:12 PM
kb...thank you for your kind words and prayers...one of these days God willing we’ll bring her home.
04/02/2011 @ 08:36 PM
So sorry for your tremendous loss. The song you posted brought tears to my eyes for it said so much as I too lost my beautiful daughter at age 31. Far too early to bury a child before a parent. I pray for you too in your grief, until you meet her again.
04/02/2011 @ 05:50 PM
i wish i could have been there w you guys im so happy now all we need is 2 murder convictions! soooo close!!! whooo hoo! the monster is now off the streets!
04/02/2011 @ 11:13 AM
I jumped for joy when I heard GUILTY! We must ALL not relax but continue to pray for Tracey’s to return to her parents. God Bless!
04/01/2011 @ 06:36 PM
Joe,Liz just saw on the web sight that Hataway was convicted of all cases. There is a god. Thank you jury. Hopefully he will say something now and your family will get closure. Prayers out to you everyday.
03/31/2011 @ 09:46 PM
Kate...Got your message. In regards to Tracy’s case most of what you mentioned Detectives know and have checked out most of these people as well with nothing to show any proof of involment at this point. However based on your message I’m going to assume you might know more? If you indeed have knowledge that can help us get a break in our daughter’s case to help Detectives re-open this avenue of investigation PLEASE get back to me as soon as possible with a number I could contact you with and I will not post it...THANK YOU FOR THE TIP. Please let me know either way if this is a "gut feeling" or if you have factual information...we’ve been praying for a break!
By the way on the other “tip” I will pass that along to “his mother” tomorrow..
Thank you and God Bless!
03/31/2011 @ 08:46 AM
God Bless.. I woke up this morning and simply prayed for justice.
03/28/2011 @ 12:05 PM
I just wanted to say how sorry I am and I hope they find Tracy and bring her home soon! It’s a very sad thing you guys are going through. You are in my prays each day !
03/19/2011 @ 06:58 PM
Its times like these that we need to come together as a community, as a family, as friends, as parents, as neighbors and support each other. She is a very beautiful girl and it just hurts so much knowing she is missing. Although I never had the pleasure of knowing/meeting her or your family I have been involved in following her disappearance since it has happened as I am sure many have. In this time I have started to feel like I do know her and your family and I feel your pain. I will stop and introduce myself next time I see either of you. And please remember there are alot of people who care very much for your family... Hugs and love
03/16/2011 @ 10:22 PM
dt...thank you for your kind words. People like you have helped us understand that there is good in people and realize not get stuck on the negatives we’ve been through. We pray and hope every day and appreciate those who care as you do...if you ever come across one of us again don’t be afraid to approach us as we’ve come to terms with the reality of life but will for ever remember her and feel bless for the time we had her....God Bless.
03/16/2011 @ 02:32 PM
I saw Mrs. Ocasio at the gas station in Ocoee the other day. I wanted so much to give her a hug and tell her how sorry I was for your family and to let her know that I pray every night for her return. I just couldn’t bring myself to say anything to her....having teen daughters of my own I can not imagine the pain you have all been going through. Again I will continue to pray daily for you family. Hugs and love......
03/10/2011 @ 06:37 PM
My family just went through a horrific situation. No one can ever understand how it feels when a family member come up missing. I can only say that I understand, that I know, and I am still praying (for closure, for solid evidence, for a positive identification, and quick conviction and justice for Tracy).
Teri Russell Lawrence
02/27/2011 @ 07:41 PM
TO ALL....I can’t tell you how much it means to have people to care and encourage us as you all do...God willing I hope these recent events help give us a break in her case....God Bless.
02/27/2011 @ 07:39 PM
Billie...thank you for your kind words and prayers. We are hoping these recent events leads us to her and answers to what happened to her....God Bless.
02/25/2011 @ 08:57 AM
your in my prayers. stay strong.
02/24/2011 @ 10:56 PM
I Pray that this episode of Nancy Grace and the search at the lake helps bring Tracy home.
Thoughts and prayers to the Ocasio family!
02/24/2011 @ 10:01 PM
Joe - Not certain if you remember me from DTS Human Resources some years ago or not...but I just heard from a former coworker about the disappearance of your daughter. I can’t tell you how much my heart goes out to you and your family. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Billie Phillips Cook
02/24/2011 @ 09:14 PM
May god bless you and be with you..and I pray you are able to bring Tracy home soon..love and blessings to you.
02/24/2011 @ 07:07 PM
Joe, Liz, I am watching the news and on computer all day hoping they will announce that they found Tracy. We think of you guys all the time.
02/24/2011 @ 08:58 AM
praying for some closure for you with these recent developments
02/24/2011 @ 12:06 AM
Becca, Good hearing from you...we are on edge hoping and praying. Thank you for your kind words.
02/23/2011 @ 05:22 PM
Dear Joe & Liz,
I just wanted to tell you that I have been thinking about Tracy a lot over the past two years. With the events that have taken place in the last week i have thinking about her almost every day praying and hoping that your family finds closure. I feel with every search they do they come a little bit closer to bringing her home.
02/22/2011 @ 11:48 PM
Kathrein....thank you for your support!
02/22/2011 @ 11:48 PM
Do you know how I can get in touch with them?
02/22/2011 @ 11:47 PM
Debbie, Thank you for your prayers...we are on edge hoping and praying as well.
02/22/2011 @ 09:29 PM
Last year I moved from Orlando to Miami Gardens because I couldn’t find work in Central Florida. However, this case has been in the news and I remember reading a lot of news stories in the Orlando Sentinel. I used to work at the Orange County Jail and was thinking that it might generate some new information to work with the various chaplains who work at the local and state jails in the area -- The chaplains might be able to publicize this case to the inmate populations in order to come up with information. It may or may not work but it is only a suggestion.
02/22/2011 @ 05:49 PM
I’m praying the news of the find today can bring either yours or Chris’ family closure and finally bring Hataway to justice!
02/22/2011 @ 09:48 AM
Liz, I’m wearing the earrings that you gave me, that Tracy had made. Hopefully, they will bring the extra bit of good luck that she is coming home soon.
02/21/2011 @ 09:49 PM
Patty, Liz does not have your current phone number anymore. Could you send it to me through this website? I will not post it...good hearing from you and thank you for your kind words and prayers.
02/20/2011 @ 06:00 PM
Liz..though it’s been too many years since school & too many miles from your old home town to Florida, I think about you and your family constantly. You’re always be in my heart and in my prayers.
02/16/2011 @ 09:51 PM
Sue...send me your email (I will not post) and I will email you back mine so you can send me the pictures from your tip...thank you!
02/13/2011 @ 08:03 PM
Nancy Grace will be featuring Tracy Ocasio’s case Thursday February 24th at 9:00 PM on America’s Missing on HLN…hoping & praying one of these days someone comes forward.
02/12/2011 @ 02:31 PM
K....Thank you for the tip. To give you an update on related topics...the charges you mentioned were a misdemeanor and did not carry jail time. I looked into it and I have the papers. Also since he had left that night before the cops came he did not even know about these until after she disappeared since that’s when the assistant district attorney had made contact with Tracy to review her side of the story. He was never “served” with charges as until this point Orange County was still formulating if they were going to pursue or not. Ironically we received the letter the day after she disappeared and gave it to Detectives. Since at that point Detectives were interested in him he was investigated and to cloudy matters more since Hataway accused him at first the phone records were indeed checked and he was cleared from those as well. All that said I still think there is a connection here but Detectives have not been able to pin it yet. I hope and pray someone comes up with a solid lead to help us break the case open....thank you very much for your involment and if you do have anything solid or in anyway have knowledge that can help us please let me know and I’ll share how we can talk live...God Bless.
02/08/2011 @ 10:35 PM
Sue...thank you for the tip. Where exactly are you talking about? can you give me an idea of how many feet from the street? I’ll like to ask Detectives if they checked this area out or not...if not I’ll make sure we do!...Thank you!!
02/02/2011 @ 08:47 PM
Steph...her phone gps was tracked to the area around his house the morning after she dissapeared when Liz called her phone and it is part of the "circumstancial" evidence. Unfotunally we need more. As always thanks for your thoughts...hope things are going well with you.
02/01/2011 @ 10:13 PM
hey family, i’m sorry about how the court date went, i was hoping for a better situation. i was wondering though, have the detectives tried linking with information satellites? i know a few companies use them, nasa for one - i’ve tried getting pix of the dates and times that everything happened but i think you have to pay for the links - perhaps someone with you can use the satt images to help? it could just be foolish but worth a try right?
well, i love you guys and sorry if the satt images turn out to be a dumb idea, love steph
01/21/2011 @ 06:16 PM
I continue to pray for Tracy and the Ocasio family. Liz, I work at Publix and I hope peace may soon come
01/18/2011 @ 07:46 PM
Latest on Hataway’s Attempted Murder Case.
Next hearing February 16th
01/17/2011 @ 04:33 PM
thinking of you guys as always i hope your holidays were good. ur always in my prayers. with much love and respect.
01/16/2011 @ 12:11 AM
I know what you are going thru. I lost my brother when he was 20 and I was only 19. It is a pain in your soul that never goes away. It will get better, but it will never be forgotten. Remember you are not alone. We love you.
01/15/2011 @ 12:30 AM
Tracy there is never a day that goes by i dont think of you and wish i could bring u back to mee just to hear ur jokes n ur laughter again... i love you and miss you so much baby gurl... To Ocasio’s are the strongest family there is i couldnt put my self in the place of losing my child my prayers go out to you Joe Liz n Joeyy
01/12/2011 @ 11:40 AM
To the Ocasios,
I still follow the news and pray everyday for Tracy! I am in Mississippi working the oil spill and not a day goes by I don’t think of her and y’all! Miss you and love you dearly!
01/06/2011 @ 10:03 PM
Nancy....good memories of her keeps us going. I celebrate her time with us as a blessing. I’ve met many that have not had the same opportunity that lost young children early on. At least we had her for 27+ years. Thank you for your love and kind words...God Bless.
01/03/2011 @ 12:01 PM
Wanted to let you know that I love the picture from your update of 12/12. In that picture she is wearing my Boston University sweatshirt that she liked so much that I bought the same one for her one year, and is holding my bunny rabbit. Good memories of a happier time...my wish for you for this new year is a year full of cherished memories, and peace. Love you, and praying every night for closure.
12/24/2010 @ 04:15 PM
Today is Christmas eve and I miss the little things we took for granted from Tracy. She used to LOVE Christmas and no matter how old she was, on December 24th she was always like a little girl again! I work in retail so when I used to get home on the 24th I always wanted to just "vegetate" but she would not allow that! She was always excited, gitty, full of energy and wore me down to where I had no choice but to give in to her and "celebrate" the day. I used to act like it was a burden to kid around with her...now I look back and I wish I had those days back.
We will never truly have closure because we’ve lost her...for ever. However we yearn to know what happened, to bring her home and get justice. We miss her terribly but I take comfort to see that there are many people out there that truly care. I want to thank you all for your kind words and prayers especially right now during these difficult days for our family....Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
12/24/2010 @ 04:13 PM
Ray...I love you and thank you for your words as they mean more than you know. I’m just getting home and we are headed out to stay "busy" as staying home brings too many memories today. I will get with you sometime soon as we’ve missed each other recently...Merry Christmas!
12/24/2010 @ 03:27 PM
Our prayers remain with you during this Christmas season. As always we pray you will find peace and bring Tracy home. I do have faith that God is watching over her no matter what...she is wrapped tightly in his arms.
Angie and Kevin Elkins
12/22/2010 @ 09:20 PM
I miss all my lost kin, as the last of a large family, a kidnapping is the last we expext, and Tracy is in my heart and in my soul, she will never die, not in my heart, nor my mind. Joe & Liz, I love you both, but no one can feel the pain you have. Love always, Ray & Linda
12/17/2010 @ 04:19 PM
Thinking of your family and keeping you in my prayers during the holiday season.
12/12/2010 @ 10:28 PM
Mo...if there has been anything positive about losing my daughter it has been the kindness of people like yourself. It has helped both my wife and I to at least survive everyday knowing there is more good than bad in this world. For a while I’m not sure I felt that way but now it helps us move on with life...treasure the holidays with your family and make them special! God Bless.
12/12/2010 @ 10:20 PM
Steph...thank you for your prayers and kind words. It’s great you are having a little girl...it brought tears to my eyes to see you are giving her "Tracy" as one one of her middle names. God knows I miss her dearly. In regards to her car there was a tip early on describing what you said that we checked out without any luck. I wish you the best with your baby! On a separate note I no longer have your Dad’s email address and he’s written several times but I’m not one to write letters as I normally use email. I don’t even remember writing a letter in the past 10 years. Send me his or your email and I’ll make sure not to post it. Tell Ray I love him and all of you...it’s been many years but family is in your blood.
Thank you again and God Bless!
12/12/2010 @ 06:36 PM
My family and I say a prayer every night that we hope someday you will find Tracy. love you.
12/11/2010 @ 08:03 AM
hey joe, i just checked out your events page about her car not being noticed, a few months back i thought i read that a guy in a yellow mustang noticed it parked the wrong way on a road, he noticed it because it’s the same color as his car - am i mistaken?? with everything i look at every week sometimes details get twisted, it’s been a long time with alot of info.
12/11/2010 @ 07:58 AM
hello joe and liz, it’s steph, uncle reynaldos daughter in pennsylvania. i’m sorry i’ve been keeping such a distance, it’s hard to know what to say. i’ve been here from the beginning, reading blinks colomns every week. i read that someone is lighting a candle for tracy, thank you to them. we are lighting two. a red one for tracy, love, and a white one for you, hope. if the family hasn’t told you, we all think about this alot. we also havn’t stopped praying. also, i’m expecting a little girl in march. her name is vivian tracy marie. two middle names, one from me, one from her dad.well, i wish i knew what else to say, i love you, and i’m here.
12/07/2010 @ 09:00 AM
with holidays approachin so many things could be asked for but i would give up every xmas for the rest of my life if it meant you were found and that piece of garbage pays...i miss you, we all do. i look at your pictures and i honestly cant believe all this has actually happened. one minute your sitting with the group enjoying yourself laughing, smiling... the next your gone... how does that happen! how does a human being just vanish! i dont get it. i try to make heads or tails of what good could have possibly come from this i just cant see it. if your not found than that disgusting excuse for a person WILL do this again! no one comes foward...yet... guarenteed if it was someone close to his friends or whoever the hell knows this would have been over with a long time ago. when it happens again...because as sure as the sky is blue it will... that family those friends will be feeling this exact way and someone will come forward. does it really take another death another mystery to stop this asshole! how many innocent lives must be taken before someone comes forward and finally does the right thing! what kills me so deep inside is we all know who is guilty but because of our wonderful laws which clearly protect the murderers pedophiles and rapists in this country nothing can be done without a body!!! lol where are the victims rights! where was tracys rights when that monster stole her life! where was chris’s rights when his life was stolen! how many more lives have to be destroyed before humanity is done a favor and this monster is destroyed. his rights should be treated the exact same way as he treated his victims! non-existant! ok i guess i had a lil rant... so much anger inside. as always my prayers are with you ocasio’s. know that everyday i pray for you you are all in my heart and on xmas day i will light a candle for tracy. i wish you all the best holiday this year. keep in touch.
11/29/2010 @ 10:59 PM
TO CANDACE DEE COMBS...Thank you for your message, kind words and your personal help with flyers. I pray everyday that someday sooner than later we can get answers and bring her home to give her a proper burial and along the way get justice...God Bless
11/27/2010 @ 09:35 PM
Tracy’s family- Even though I know there are no right words to help during a tough time like this, please know that someone from Lexington, Kentucky is sending best wishes and prayers on a daily basis that Tracy comes home and that you receive the answers that you have waited so long to receive. I am her age, and her case has touched me personally, and I am unable to forget about it. I found your page while researching the missing persons case involving Jennifer Kesse and many others in Florida, where I have relatives....and when I saw how many this has happened to that were close to or are my age, it is a scary thought. Just know you are always thought of by so many people, all over the United States, and I will pass out flyers (I have family in Florida and will pass them out as I drive down to visit along I-75 and in their area, and they can help also) because it can only help, not hurt, even if I am passing them out along the way down to Florida and states surrounding. Best wishes and one day you will see your Tracy again, and you will get the answers you have waited so long for and that you so much deserve. Never forget that Tracy loves you as much as you love her. Have hope, never give up. I had a relative go missing, and miracles do happen.
Candace Dee Combs
11/22/2010 @ 08:16 PM
Tracy i miss you so much... i just wish life could be diff at times i miss the times that me u and courtney had.. my prayers go out to the family and friends love you and miss you tracy <3
11/20/2010 @ 08:14 AM
I have all updated stories relating to Tracy and Chris in chat house news. I hope your family and the George family have the closure needed. Prayers! http://www.chathousenews.com/2010/11/missing-persons-families-go-public.html
11/14/2010 @ 10:15 PM
From: Joe Ocasio, Tracy’s father
I just wanted to confirm that we are all set for the search on Saturday November 20th. This search is based on a tip that came into the Ocoee Detective in charge of Tracy’s case and it’s being conducted by Central Florida Search & Rescue. A member of the Central Florida Search and Rescue team and the Ocoee Detective in charge of Tracy’s case have been communicating about to the location and other search details. To avoid possible tampering at this point I do not want to disclose the search location. However since James Hataway is also involved with missing person Chris George, Rachael George the mother of Chris George will also be with us at the command center since we hope the search could lead us to both of our missing loved ones. Here is the information:
Search dates: Saturday November 20th
Command Center: Vingetti Park 1910 Adair St Ocoee FL 34761
Anyone with information is urged to call the Ocoee Police department at 407-905-3160 or 407-905-3161 OR CrimeLine at 1-800-423-TIPS. CrimeLine is 100% anonymous and your conversation will not be recorded.
If you have any information you may be eligible for a $20,000 reward.
10/29/2010 @ 08:02 PM
To WarriorMaiden....I’m Tracy’s father, can you tel me more about the last time you talked with her about the date she was nervous about?
10/28/2010 @ 12:28 AM
I always knew her by her screen name online. It makes me sad to see this site. I talked to her quite routinely and over a year ago she went offline. Last I talked to her she was nervous about a date. And she told me how beautiful I looked in my wedding photos. She was a very kind to me and I am very sorry for her family’s grief at this time. I will keep you in my prayers.
10/22/2010 @ 03:32 PM
you are always on my mind chicky. i miss you.
10/18/2010 @ 09:08 PM
10/18/2010 @ 09:08 PM
10/17/2010 @ 09:32 PM
Central Florida Search and Rescue has a search planned for November 20th to search the area of interest that came up from an earlier tip. More details to come as we get closer!
10/10/2010 @ 11:01 PM
"I would have lost heart, unless I had believed, that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and
He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!" Psalm 27:13-14. My prayers and thoughts continue to be with the family and friends of Tracy.
10/05/2010 @ 10:18 PM
10/05/2010 @ 02:42 PM
I have placed a link to Tracy’s Page on my site at http://findthemissing.vze.com
God Bless You
09/30/2010 @ 07:16 PM
After reading Blink’s update about the gun that was recently found, I am very hopeful that this brings some new light to the investigation. This has gone on long enough. Tracy and her family deserve answers. It sounds like someone out there knows something and has decided to speak out. I pray it reveals the information needed to bring Tracy home.
Sending peace and love from California...
09/29/2010 @ 09:39 PM
Has Blinkoncrime published vol 2, 3,or 4?
09/27/2010 @ 08:25 PM
Latest on Blink on crime related to Tracy and Chris’ missing cases....are these related???
Anyone with information is urged to call the Ocoee Police department at 407-905-3160 or 407-905-3161 OR CrimeLine at 1-800-423-TIPS. CrimeLine is 100% anonymous and your conversation will not be recorded.
If you have any information you may be eligible for a $20,000 reward.
09/27/2010 @ 08:15 PM
To Chris’ friend......Yes I saw the post on Blink and it does sound interesting. I hope one of these days something like this leads to answers and justice for both Tracy and Chris. I’m very sorry for the loss of your friend. Many people believe his dissaperance is connected or related to Tracy’s. I do not know much about his case except what I’ve seen on Blink and "hear say" I get from people in the Ocoee/Apopka area. I hope his mother and family have not given up and are aggressively pushing LE for a resolution. If you are "in the knowledge" and want to communicate privately let me know and I can arrange a way. Thank you for your kind words....God Bless.
09/26/2010 @ 10:53 PM
Mr Ocasio... have you seen the new post made on blink? Very hopeful and interesting.. i am praying there will be answers soon. My heart goes out to you and your family. I miss my friend dearly and can only imaging what you feel as a parent. I admire your strength and that you have kept such strong faith... keep strong and may God give you peace that passes alll understanding.
A friend of Chris’
09/26/2010 @ 08:12 PM
let me know if you need help with the search and we will come out again and help search.
09/25/2010 @ 11:23 PM
kb.....the person who brought up the tip about having knowledge of an area where Tracy could possibly be at has not met with Detectives after numerous request so at this point Detectives do not think he’s reliable. They’ve not given up from validating the information but can not force him to come in. That said I’ve been in contact with the Central Florida Search Team that has been helping us and we’ll be planning to search the general area in question either way sometime in November as weather cools down and search dogs can spend more time outside searching. That said if Detectives get with this individual and confirm anything solid then things would accelerate....hate the pace but we are at the mercy of time and those with the knowledge.....God Bless.
09/25/2010 @ 10:43 PM
Do you know when they are going to do the next search or is it still on hold? Sure will be glad when the family has closure.
09/22/2010 @ 10:57 PM
Aaron...good to hear from you. I sent you a message to your email.Tracy would have been going crazy knowing you were coming down...loved you last comment "May God contest with those who contest with your family". I pray he hears those words and help us get justice and bring Tracy home.
09/21/2010 @ 12:41 PM
“The world is a dangerous place to live. NOT because of the people who are evil, BUT because of the people who don’t do anything about it”
– Albert Einstein
09/15/2010 @ 07:49 PM
Latest on Hataway’s case................Hataway attorney: Give us records from computer linked to man suspected in Ocasio disappearance.......
09/07/2010 @ 10:11 AM
cant believe its already been so long. your gonna be found ... you have to be. justice must be done in your name... no one has any right to do what this monster has done to your friends and family. he will pay for all the memories that were stolen and for the memories that will never be. you had a life and it was just viciously taken away by a someone w absolutely no heart morals or conscience. i think of that night every single day, it haunts me. the things that could have been done could have been said but no one did. i hope you know just how horrible i feel when i think of that day. i shouldnt have said anything to you. i am so sorry. i have faith in God that you will be found and if not in this life, the next but him and everyone connected to this will suffer. someone knows something yet no one steps up. its ridiculous. if someone doesnt come forward then that makes them equally guilty in my mind. knowing is just as bad. its funny no one hangs out anymore, no one meets up at tap room anymore. your disappearance was the end. i miss the midnight texts lol the crazy messages, how in the morning we would all compare notes lol, i will never give up the hope i have in my heart that you willbe found...God willing safely. this hopes keeps many of your friends going. i am so sorry tracy... til we meet again. my heart and prayers go out to you liz joe and joey.
09/05/2010 @ 02:19 PM
There is not a day that passes without thoughts and prayers for all of you. Answers will come in God’s time.
Claire & Becca
09/04/2010 @ 08:56 PM
Sandyeggo....thank you for your prayers and kind words...one of these days God willing we’ll bring her home. God Bless.
08/31/2010 @ 07:55 PM
We are still out here, keeping Tracy in our thoughts and praying for a break in the case. I am hoping the new clue that is being investigated is the one that we need to finally find Tracy. Sending peace and love to the Ocasio family, hang in there. xoxo
08/29/2010 @ 07:20 PM
kb...the last search is on hold as Detectives are following up on a tipster which if what he claims is true could be a break in the case. However we’ve had many tips claiming knowledge so we are not getting too excited until we hear if it is legit or not. we are praying and hoping....thanks.
08/28/2010 @ 04:59 PM
My daughter and I went on the search earlier this year and your son used to play ball for my husband we did see anything on tv about the latest search did they do it. I keep looking here and news.
08/25/2010 @ 09:10 PM
Dee....Keep up with your prayers as one day we’ll be whole again. God Bless.
08/25/2010 @ 03:32 PM
I know we will find you Tracy and I know we will find you alive. I’m never giving up every. Yesterday when cleaning my stuff I found something which was what many would say impossible. But around a year ago I was wearing a wooden pendant which is a christian fish with the holy name Jesus inside well half broke off one night in a county I no longer live in I didn’t notice I was only wearing half Jesus’s name around my neck by the end of the night. Yesterday the missing piece showed up out of no where making it able to make my Jesus pendant whole again. Impossible or maybe a miracle and a signal from Jesus that He hears our cries about you Tracy and Jesus will deliver. I love you.
08/24/2010 @ 10:22 PM
Peggy...I do remember you and I thank you for your kind words and prayers. One day God willing we’ll find her and bring her home...God Bless
08/24/2010 @ 09:09 PM
Joe, Not sure if you remember me, I was a store opener. I have followed progress on this case, since my baby is 27 I cannot even imagine your pain. I still live in Va and only wish there was something I could do from here. I will keep praying. God bless your family
08/09/2010 @ 05:20 PM
God Bless. One day justice will be served.
08/08/2010 @ 05:39 PM
Tuesday Augusth 10th is your birthday, God only knows how much I wish you were here. However after knowing of so many people with missing love ones I have to thank God for the time he gave us with you..others did not have the same blessing.
One of these days I hope I can bring you home and find out what happend to you.
Happy Birthday...you will always be "my little girl"
WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU!
08/07/2010 @ 04:59 PM
tracy its been a while since i been on here but you are always on my mind. i miss you.
08/05/2010 @ 03:11 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family daily!
08/02/2010 @ 10:04 PM
Tracy i miss you so bad.. there is never a day that goes by that i dont think of you.i love you and i know you are always with me
08/02/2010 @ 09:59 PM
I miss you so much these days angel. It’s like I still feel you every where I go. When it rains it hurts the most cuz I don’t know where you are. I wish you were here so bad. I will never go a day and not wish you were here. Where did you go? I love you forever
07/29/2010 @ 10:15 PM
I miss you so much today girl. Its just one of those days I miss you so freaking much. I love you and think about you everyday. You left your memories all over my soul.
07/24/2010 @ 12:09 AM
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07/23/2010 @ 11:45 PM
Deanna....I believe we will find her and what happened to her but I’m coming to terms that it will take time...thank you for your kind words.
07/23/2010 @ 10:34 AM
Joe, You and your wife are such strong people. A real inspiration to others. I wish there was something I could do to help you find your daughter. I check on this and other websites to see if there are any updates. I think about it often and pray that one day the truth will come to light. I just wanted you to know that although we are so far away from you, that you and your family are often in my thoughts.
07/23/2010 @ 12:56 AM
Ray & Linda....thank you, it’s been sureal and life changing.
07/22/2010 @ 05:37 AM
you are in our prayers
ray and linda
07/15/2010 @ 09:21 PM
Marie...thank your for your kind words and prayers...we miss her a lot and time has not helped as it still feels like yesterday.
07/15/2010 @ 09:19 PM
M....thank you as always...good luck with your move.
07/15/2010 @ 08:46 AM
Reaching out from Fredericksburg, VA. On behalf of myself and The Bennett family that we are still praying everyday. We miss you Tracy!
07/12/2010 @ 01:04 PM
Joe, we’ve emailed and talked through Blinkoncrime. I am moving back to Orlando and will look for future searches that I may be able to help with.
07/09/2010 @ 11:56 PM
Bernie....thank you for your continued help...some day God willing we’ll find her...I will let Danny know.
07/08/2010 @ 10:44 PM
HEY JOE,BERNIE SMITH CITRUS COUNTY S.A.R,IF YOU NEED ME TO DO A WATER SIDE/SCAN PLEASE LET DANNY KNOW TO CALL ME ,I THINK I GAVE YOU A CARD WITH MY NUMBER,MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR WONDER FAMILY, I HAVE NOT MISSED A SEARCH AND I WONT,BERNIE
07/01/2010 @ 12:23 PM
I know it’s been a while since I left a message but I wanted ya’ll to know Im still here and if you need me you know where to find me. Tracy your still with me everyday and I will never forget you. Liz and Joe I hope all is well with you under the circumstances and let me know if you need anything.
06/30/2010 @ 12:08 AM
Praying for you every night! My heart is so heavy cause you are gone..
06/28/2010 @ 03:16 PM
your always on my mind. thank u joe and liz for a wonderful dinner. tracy you will be found one day and then this whole mess can be put behind us. i still have faith. i got ur dad to drink a shot of patron to you lol it was awesome. the only thing missing there was you. you are always in my heart and i know you are close to being found. i miss you... as always im sorry.
06/25/2010 @ 05:48 PM
Just wanted you to know I am still praying for your daughter to be found
06/23/2010 @ 08:43 PM
K....Thank you for caring. I do feel we’ll find her someday but I hope sooner than later. In regards to her phone it actually pinged right almost on top of his father’s house. That’s why Ocoee police did a search on his property.. However in regards to the convenience store we also went there as originally there was a report of both of them stopping there...one of these days, God willing.
06/22/2010 @ 06:37 PM
My daughter and I went on one of the searches and we read this blog every day. I was watching the news all day at work in hopes that they found something today to give you closure. It’s disappointing to just read they didn’t. I keep thinking maybe they need to search behind the convenience store by his house. Don’t know why it just bothers me that her phone pinged there. This is just a feeling it get.
06/22/2010 @ 10:27 AM
praying for something to come up today! good luck with the search.
06/21/2010 @ 12:17 AM
We will keep lifting your family up in prayer untill Tracy comes home. I pray it will be soon. God bless your family
06/20/2010 @ 10:31 PM
I know Tracy would want to thank you today for all the love and support you gave her over the years and continue to give her today.
06/20/2010 @ 09:07 PM
Heather...a bitter sweet day as today you are suppose to celebreate with your kids but she’s not here. However I still have a son and for that I feel blessed..thank you for your kind words and well wishes.
06/20/2010 @ 10:55 AM
Joe - I want to wish you a Happy Father’s Day, but I know the hole in your heart is still very large. I pray for you guys everyday and hope that you will get closure soon.
06/17/2010 @ 08:15 PM
Derrick...call me this weekend.
06/17/2010 @ 08:15 PM
JoAnne, Micki, L.Wilson...It was not meant to be but one of these days we’ll find her, God willing...thank you for your words of comfort.
06/17/2010 @ 08:11 PM
Anna....There are pictures of Hataway with a hair cut similar to the man on Jennifer’s video...scary if this guy ends up being the same in all missing cases, Jennifer’s, Chris George & Tracy...we just need someone to come forward to help break this case open!
06/16/2010 @ 04:05 AM
Hey Joe, I’m going to call you this afternoon, I need to ask and bring something up that hasn’t been done yet, I dunno.. ttyl prayers n love
06/06/2010 @ 04:05 PM
I have followed your case from day one, and cannot imagine what you are going thru! i am a mother who dearly loves my daughter and son and I dont even want to think about anything happening to them.Not knowing where Tracy is or what really happened to her!I have no doubt the man sits in jail smug with knowing he got away with murder.Justice is not fair to the victim. Does anyone know or have pictures of Hataway around the time the Kessee girl dissappeared? Did he have hair? There is something about that video of the person walking outside that fence after leaving the car that looks like him to me.. I pray you find Tracy and can bring her home to rest! God bless you and aid you in the search! Anna
06/06/2010 @ 08:48 AM
I work at Publix in Ocoee - I pray for comfort and strength for the family and that you will be able to bring her home this weekend. You have inspired me with your strength and courage. God be with you
06/05/2010 @ 08:23 AM
I hope you find closure this weekend, may God bless you and your family.
06/04/2010 @ 03:08 PM
I don’t know Tracy but I see her waiting in a vacant home waiting for someone to find her. My prayers go out to everyone
06/03/2010 @ 11:24 PM
Your family is in my prayers, I pray you will find Tracy this weekend. I pray God will lead the search team to Tracy, and you will be able to bring her home. I know this is the hardest thing for your family to go through. I pray God will continue to give you the strength you need to get through this. keep believing and trusting.
God bless you.
05/28/2010 @ 11:39 PM
MFL, I will make contact with you tomorrow. If you are talking about the man that spotted her car in Apopka we met with him last year and searched the area but I do not know what you mean about a dump site...I will talk with you tomorrow.
05/28/2010 @ 12:09 AM
Thinking of you and the family as I often do and keeping you in my prayers as aways
05/26/2010 @ 10:46 PM
Thinking of Tracy. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
The Koziel Family
05/26/2010 @ 06:19 PM
To all the Ocasio family, is almost a year and no one no were is Tracy.
Start searching were her car was found in a radius of 3 miles and also were Hataway leaved and look for a radius of 3 miles. 3 miles is what a guy with Hataway body can walk at night to drop her. I did not said is him, but everything go on him, the video and pictures.
God Bless your family and hope Tracy is found soon!!
05/26/2010 @ 02:55 PM
The news conference this morning brought more hope. One tiny step closer. Now, I hope they have the common sense to lean on Hataway until the truth is known. As soon as we have details on the volunteers for the search - you know we’ll be there to help!
05/26/2010 @ 10:47 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day, and especially today. I pray that all stops are pulled out and that answers all come to light, and mostly that justice prevails.
Claire & Rebecca
05/26/2010 @ 09:35 AM
thinking of tracy and you all today.
05/26/2010 @ 07:38 AM
If you watch the video at the bar, Tracy and Hataway both seem to be wearing the same color outfit. He walks away as if mad and leaving and she runs to him grabs his hand and leads him back. I bet She had been seeing him previously.
05/26/2010 @ 07:23 AM
My heart and my prayers go out to your family today. I know God has a plan for your family and he will provide you with the wisdom and strength you need.
05/26/2010 @ 05:45 AM
To Mom and Dad: I first heard you on the radio (104.1) and was deeply saddend by this story, what a sweet girl! My Prayers are asking the lord that she comes home to you :)
05/25/2010 @ 10:35 PM
I love you so much god i miss you....
05/25/2010 @ 03:37 PM
Hataway is the key here.Why was her car found so close to his house?Not an accident,in my opinion.My prayers are with the Ocasio family.
05/25/2010 @ 11:33 AM
Thinking of you as the one year anniversary since Tracy went missing approches.
Barbara (your cuz)
05/17/2010 @ 11:54 PM
Linda....good hearing from you as it’s been a long time. I agree with you about the car area. Even though it has been searched multiple times we are going back again as we did not finish the area during this past search using metal detectors. The group scheduled for this search did not make it but we plan to go back, hopefully during our next search June 5th and 6th. We are working on the details but it looks like a go at this point. Thank you for caring!
05/16/2010 @ 01:00 AM
I think where her car was found is the key. It has always bothered me that it was located so near to his house.
05/14/2010 @ 08:45 PM
Morgan in Tampa....Thank you as always, you have been very kind and caring. These searches get to you after a while since we’ve been coming up empty but once a couple of days go by we get back on our feet....thank you again and God Bless.
05/14/2010 @ 01:36 PM
My heart goes out to the family of Tracy! She is one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever met! Inside and out! The only thing I’ve done was pass out flyers all over Orlando almost a year ago! But if there anything else I can do to help, please let me know!
05/09/2010 @ 07:14 PM
The bad news is that yesterday we did not find Tracy. The good news is that we have a Lake area spot where several cadaver dogs hit on which we are going back to confirm either way. However it could be something else all together so I do not want to get our hopes too high. In addition we are concentrating our next efforts in areas where the Ocoee police was searching while James Hataway was nervous and looking at websites on how to commit suicide. Maybe he knew something back then and we were not paying attention.
I want to give thanks to all of the search and rescue members for their continued efforts and for giving us hope, especially to Danny and Kathy! I do not know what I would do with out their help! I also want to thank the media for providing awareness to our daughter’s case. Every time they do this we get a spike on tips and I hope and pray one of these days it lead us to her. Even though "the day after" has been extremely disappointing and the feeling of hopelessness is in our hearts today I assure you we’ll get over it and we’ll get focused again with finding our daughter and getting justice.
Have a Happy Mother’s Day and God Bless you all for your kind words and prayers.
05/09/2010 @ 11:17 AM
I know none of these people but if this guy had an ATV and I would look 3 to 5 miles from his place of residence. Look for an open field and a heavly wooded area. In that heavily wooded area you might find something?
05/07/2010 @ 09:45 PM
I had to come by to let you all know that I am thinking of the search tomorrow. I hope and pray for some peace for all of the Ocasios. Best of luck, safety and Godspeed to the search teams and Tracy’s family.
05/07/2010 @ 07:52 PM
As the rest of us, I will be praying for Tracy to be recovered tomorrow. To Tiffany, I still think of you and the rest of Tracy’s friends.. keep the faith - God really does have all the answers and His timing is perfect. Mr. and Mrs. Ocasio and son, you are thought of and prayed for.. continue to be strong in the Lord!I pray tomorrow will be successful. With love,
05/06/2010 @ 09:58 PM
Thinking of you as we always do, but tonight praying extra hard that something will come out of tomorrow’s search. Good luck. Love, Stimson’s from PA
05/06/2010 @ 09:17 PM
Tracyyy words can not even begin to explain how much i am missing you!! im am so glad that i got to meet u b4 u slipped away! even though i know it was for a short time you made a hugh impact on my life for the good!!i love you so much and god knows i miss you its almost a year scince i got the phone call from courtney that u slipped away from us...Joe,Liz,and Joey you guys are always in my prayers and Liz i love talkin to you..you in such high sprits even though something horrabile has happed to you and your family u are a very strong women...
05/06/2010 @ 04:48 PM
my prayers are w u all.... i hope we all finally get closure with the new search. my love for you all is as strong as it is for tracy. we will find her. i will pray in church this sunday... hey liz regardless of the circumstances, have an amazing mothers day. you are an amazing person and a wonderful mother and i hope your day is peaceful and enjoyable. you deserve it after everything you have been thru. you and joe... i love you all and you are in my prayers. please keep me informed about the search. thanks all my love!!!!
05/06/2010 @ 12:18 AM
Sandyeggo.....let’s hope and pray this weekend’s search will lead us to her....thank you for your kind words!
05/05/2010 @ 07:49 PM
Wow, coming up on a year and still no Tracy. I remember the day I first read about Tracy. She had only been gone a day or two. I thought she’d show up to see her favorite basketball team play again but she never did. Then when things started heating up with Hataway I was sure she’d turn up or at least some more clues would, but still nothing. I still google her name on a weekly basis to see if there are any public media updates, but rarely do I see much. This is so tragic. My heart aches for your family and all of Tracy’s friends. Please know that even as a stranger, all the way out in San Diego, I think of you and Tracy often and hope she can be brought home soon. Hang in there, you guys are doing an amazing job, staying focused on finding your beloved daughter. She would be so proud. Xoxo
05/03/2010 @ 09:36 PM
Micki....thank you for your words of encouragement. God Bless
05/03/2010 @ 09:34 PM
Cheryl....thank you for your thoughts.
05/03/2010 @ 04:34 PM
Liz & Joe- I wanted you to know that Tracy is in my thoughts everyday. I know that my daughter still grieves for her and the 2 of you. Thanks for letting her & Auron stay in your life, as it does make a difference. Know that she is not forgotten, and if there is anything I can do, I am here
05/02/2010 @ 09:42 AM
Thoughts are with all of you this week, especially Liz. Liz, you are and exemplary Mom...and I wish you the knowledge that there is such love surrounding you and your family. We continue to pray and hope for all of you daily.
Claire & Becca
04/28/2010 @ 11:12 PM
I hope that the search and rescue efforts of May 8th will benefit the friends and loved ones of Tracy.
04/28/2010 @ 09:38 AM
thanks for respondin! even though i do not know your family, i have gotten the same sort of vibes from lake bennett. i drive by there almost daily and something just gives my goose bumps about it. good luck with the search. our prayers are with you as i said before.
04/27/2010 @ 06:07 PM
i miss you insanely today. if today was your last day came on the raido today. it brought me back to when i saw the lyrics freshly written on your wall shortly after you dissapeared. dont get me wrong i still think of you everyday but that song brought back the first feelings i felt when liz called me on may 28th 2009. soon it will be one year and i still wear your ring daily. it just seems a little more wrong today then most days. one day you will be found and then hopefuly james hataway will be convicted. even if they dont find you, at the very least you made the public aware of some one who is dangerous. after hearing the song i put on John Denver jet plane and Kansas Dust in the Wind remembering how we would sing the hell out of those songs over and over while watching malcome in the middle. just a moment so small and stupid but yet so important and one of my favorites.
04/25/2010 @ 07:52 PM
To Pricilla...it would be a miracle if Tracy ever comes home but we’ve seen miracles before....thank you for your kind words and prayers.
04/25/2010 @ 07:50 PM
to Joe....thank you for your words of encouragement. God willing we are going to find her!
04/25/2010 @ 07:49 PM
to Bernie Smith...thank you for your help! Lake Bennett has always kept me up at nights and I hope we can either find something or put that location to rest. I tried to call you but no answer...we’ll try you tomorrow.
04/25/2010 @ 01:16 AM
I hope Tracy will come home save. I have been following this case for a couple of months now and I keep you and your family in my prayers. Hopefully the search team can find new leads and get Tracy home. God bless you guys and Tracy.
04/23/2010 @ 11:01 PM
citrus county s.a.r.will be with fl3asar on the 8th and i will be using dowm scan and side scan on my boat.my thoughts and prayers are with your family,BERNIE SMITH
04/23/2010 @ 09:25 AM
In NO WAY what you are doing is obsessed?!?! You love your daughter dearly and it shows! It shows tremendously to know that not a day goes by that you dont think of her! I wouldnt be able to turn away from this site if i were in your shoes. My best freind was killed by a drunk hit and run driver back in 06 i still write on her myspace all the time. I really feel when someone is taken that you TRUELY love you can not give up or move on. In my case we did get justice but it still is not the same and the wound still does not heal. I know it will only be a relief to have some type of closure and dear god if you dont find her alive atleast a proper goodbye for her. You deserve it and so does she, i am trying to be so careful in how i word things because i dont want anything to hurt you more. Just continue to do what you are doing, you are doing the right thing in not giving up hope and not turning your back on tracy. She needs you the most right now. As parents i think daily we live with regrets of should of could of would ofs. its life. i had so many regrets when my freind passed. You will continue to find the stregnth you need and i am hopful that you will find your daughter.
NEVER EVER EVER Give up on her. Like i told you, you really inspire me i just wish there was more i could do for you and Tracy.......
04/22/2010 @ 10:25 PM
To Chastia Storm....I thank you for your kind words and prayers. I got your My Space note as well. Joey’s friends are always welcome in our house so if you ever want to stop by feel free. Your baby girl is lovely and it sounds like you’ve found a great guy. I again thank you for your prayers and caring words...God Bless.
04/22/2010 @ 10:14 PM
To Kenna.....Both lakes have been searched and we are going back again on May 8th. The one by 7-11 is called Lake Bennett and it has been a major focus on several searches as this is the area where the boot was found. Not all of Lake Bennett was searched with side scanners as they had equipment trouble last time which is why we are going back. I hope and pray this new search leads us to her and evidence to bring him to justice. Thank you for caring and your prayers as we need them. God Bless!
04/22/2010 @ 10:06 PM
To Margy.....I’m not involved with the search team as Central Florida Search and Rescue FL3 ASAR is a private group which is handleing all of the search details. If you are part of their search team please make sure to make contact with them directly. If you are not part of their group I’m afraid they do not allow volunteers. However I thank you for your offer. I will be stopping by sometime in the morning to meet the group leader but I do not know yet when they are starting....God Bless!
04/22/2010 @ 06:02 PM
I grew up down the street from you guys and went to school with joey, i really hope and pray you guys find tracy, i wish i could. i think about her all the time. i didnt know her but i know her brother and i bet she was an amazing girl. im keeping you in my prayers.
04/22/2010 @ 04:27 PM
i live in ocoee near where tracy`s car was possibly last spotted. have authorities checked in or near lake apopka? or even the lake that is on the corner of hwy 50 by walmart and 7-11? i just feel like these are secluded areas but are accessible by foot. i pray that tracy is still alive but maybe there is evidence in these areas. especially since the suspect lives near these areas. i hope you find your daughter, i am sure she knows how much you guys love her. never give up!
04/22/2010 @ 12:59 PM
I want you to know that I will be searching for your daughter 5/8 with the team. Please note time and place of meet up on this web site so all will go smoothly that day. I will be coming from Volusia county. I assume meet up will be 1701 Adair st. Please confirm. God be with you.
04/21/2010 @ 11:43 PM
To Morgan in Tampa....I know some people say I’m obsessed but I call it being passionate. If I don’t do this I feel I’m abandoning her and I can’t allow that to happen as I love her too much! Even if we are not succesful at least I want to feel that I did everything in my power that I could. I do not want to ever look back and regret my lack of actions and wonder why I did not try. I thank you for your offer to help and your kind words. Somehow it is people like yourself that help me keep going!....thank you again!
04/21/2010 @ 11:25 PM
To Curouser....I should have been more detailed on my original answer...the ipod was not the same type or color as well but since at first from a picture I was shown it was hard to see if it was a "cover" on it so we had it checked out anyway with no luck....thanks for caring!
04/21/2010 @ 05:09 PM
JOE i wanted to tell you that it is so amazing that you are so involved in this site. it really makes me feel good that although i dont know tracy i can tell she was so loved. its so amazing that you guys are not giving up. i commented a while back and still to this day i think of Tracy and wish for some type of break in this case. i was going to ask if i could join the may 8th search but i see that you wrote it is not for volunteers. i would gladly dropped my daughter off with my mom and drove to orlando to be there and help.
stay strong Joe i am continuously thinking of you and Tracy! Somehow someway something is going to come out and Tracy is going to get the justice she deserves!
I am truely inspired by you!
MORGAN IN TAMPA
04/21/2010 @ 08:48 AM
With all due respect. Ipods have a unique internal serial number. That number is registered with Apple when loading music/videos/data through itunes. The serial number of the found ipod should be compared to the serial number in both Tracy’s and Jennifer’s computers or even verified with Apple.
Yes, there are other ways to load info into the ipod, but iTunes is by far the most commonly used. The type of music on the ipod doesn’t mean anything. If someone found a camera, it would not have the original person’s pics on it and it would be full of the finder’s pictures right? I hope this helps!
04/20/2010 @ 10:21 PM
To Curious....not Tracy’s or Jennifer’s on the ipod as it was all spanish/latin music.
04/20/2010 @ 03:00 PM
Wasn’t there an ipod missing in the Jennifer Kesse case? Was the found ipod checked to be sure it may not have been Jennifer’s?
04/19/2010 @ 08:12 PM
Tiffany, this is a private search group and they do not use or take in volunteers....thank you for your offer!
04/18/2010 @ 08:16 PM
Hey joe is that may 8 search open to anyone who wants to help? If not could I volunteer and help in any other way...id really like to help w this search too I promise to stay out of the way if I can’t actually search... I really just wanna be there
04/18/2010 @ 02:58 PM
To: Keys Girl....when I got your message I knew who you were as I remember talking with your Mom. However ironically about the same time I received another message thru Blink that confused me but I’m clear now. I already made contact with the search group that is helping us and we are making arrangements for a new search of the area with metal detectors. If we can find her keys and or id in that area that would be huge for our case. I totally understand and respect how you feel. I’m extremely glad you made contact with us and shared your tip and I assure you we will follow up on it. Thank you again for your help and kind words!....God Bless!
04/18/2010 @ 01:38 AM
To Liz and Joe, i first stated that i was hesitate to talk about my relation with jimmy, and i thought by saying my mother contacted you(Joe) when this began, you knew who i was. By all mean’s i dont want to be known in some sort. When i came out to tell you this story about Jimmy and the incident about my car i really felt this could help.Only because her car was found so close to his house. Im sorry to inconvenice you and your family, but i can’t seem to want to be involed with this cause it hit’s me to my heart. Liz, you are right on point with me when you deleted my message cause now that i have moved from cassleberry, i now have my own family to think about and my child is everything, and that’s why i didnt want to be involved in the begining. I was a new mom and i was scared to say anything. I just want you to know Liz and Joe i may not be the one to help, but i was with this monster and i can feel nothing but guilt when i see him. he knows something and he’s laughing at us. I hope that the young lady your talking to will help if you need me in anyway just let me know....Im not scared anymore. Your family will be with me always.
04/17/2010 @ 05:30 PM
To: Keys Girl....My wife Liz deleted your message after posting it and then thinking that maybe you did not want everyone to see it. I actually have been in communication via Blinkoncrime.com with another one of his girlfriends and I original thought it was you so that’s why I wanted to get with you on the phone right away. It appears another girl that dated him feels that there might be an outside chance she might be able to help. However she’s hesitant to come down and rightly so. Thank you again for the tip! If anything comes out of it I will let you know...God Bless.
04/12/2010 @ 10:42 PM
To: KeysGirl......I’m glad you made contact with me. First to answer your question on the keys and Id no we never found them but thank you for the tip. We are having a serch coming up in May and I will try to bring in people with metal detectors to check again based on your comments. If you don’t mind call the Ocoee police at 407-905-3161 and ask for Wendy and leave your phone number with her as I would like to talk with you if that’s okay. I do not want to leave my phone number here as it can create problems. I’ll share my number and email with you then so we can stay in touch. Be glad you got out when you did! If you are not comfortable giving Wendy your number let me know thru this website and I’ll create an email account, give you my standard email and phone number and then cancel the newly created one. Take care of yourself and looking forward to hear from you again!
04/08/2010 @ 06:16 PM
To: Derrick......good hearing from you! Things are the same and even though it is coming up to a year it feels like yesterday....never goes away. Take care as well, Joe
04/08/2010 @ 06:15 PM
To Tiffany......thank you for your support, it is frustrating that we still are in the dark and can’t find her....stay close...one of this days God willing sooner than later.
04/07/2010 @ 04:44 AM
Oh Tracy... I miss you so much. I miss sitting with you at Ale House, having girl talk while waiting on to go food, and goofing off at Derrick’s while we pretend to watch some horrible cheeseball movie! I miss the text messages and phone calls.. I miss your smile, your laugh, your jokes - you have the greatest sense of humor! I will NEVER give up on you. Even though I’m not in FL anymore, I won’t give up on you. You don’t forget the people you love. I love you, I miss you.
04/07/2010 @ 03:59 AM
hey, just stopping by to see how things were going..i miss everyone, take care:(
04/06/2010 @ 09:22 AM
I have been thinkin of u so much lately I hope before the one year mark hits someone, anyone with information about u comes forward. Someone out there knows something trace, and I hope they come forward. we can and will find you. So much lost time that we have to makeup for. Come on orlando someone knows something, come forward! If it was someone in ur family or a friend of yours u’d want closure. Pay it forward. Make the call... miss u girl... much love joe n liz. Ur all in my prayers.
04/04/2010 @ 02:10 PM
TO: Dr. Ghazala Roopani....I’m so sorry about your son and even though the pain never goes away I hope and pray he’s in a better place and the time you spent with him was a blessing. I thank you for your thoughts and prayers! Joe Ocasio
04/02/2010 @ 08:16 PM
You are in my prayers. My son went missing in Oct 2007 and found his body abandoned in a cave 7 weeks later. I pray to God you find your daughter safe and sound. There is no pain like pain of losing your child. May God keep Tracy safe and bring her back to her family. Amen
Dr. Ghazala Roopani
03/24/2010 @ 10:31 PM
TO: Steph......Even though I do not believe in things like this I’ve learned that there are many things we do not fully understand so I always check. We did see this but most of the assumptions are incorrect including the part about Tracy’s house as she was living with us at the time....thank you for your prayers!
03/24/2010 @ 02:47 PM
My prayers go out to your family. I hope you find answers soon. I came across this today and I was wondering if you read it?
03/24/2010 @ 12:36 AM
Grace...reg post dated 2-2-09, thank u for ur kind words and prayers. In my heart I believe the same but somehow guilt can find ways to torment you. Even when you know ur not at fault. I certainly appreciate your prayers but please save them for joe liz and joey, they need them so much more than I do. With people such as yourself on this site; aware, praying, and just generally sincere we can bring closure and her home. Sometimes demons find ways into your life and you never even know it until it is too late. Keep hope alive and I too will keep you in my prayers. Once again grace thank you so very much. Joe liz and joey as always I send my love and prayers your way if you need anything you know how to reach me. For some reason you guys and her have been on my mind all day. Talk to you all soon.
03/23/2010 @ 05:11 PM
As the one yr mark approaches the guilt still hasn’t subsided. I truly believe we will find u one day, and with all my heart I hope alive. Those responsible I pray every night will be haunted and will PAY in this life. I miss u very much. That smile, those bright eyes, the way u could light up a room with just your presense. That night stays with me what could have been, what should have been, what I or any of us could have done differently. Im so sorry for what happened. I hope and pray that closure comes to your family. Liz joe and joey I could never express how sorry I am. The torture I live w everyday is the punishment I deserve for not being a better friend. How jimmy found his way into our group I will never understand and for not seein thru his lies is another anomaly. Tracy u will be found. I miss u girl. When we meet again first round of patron is on me.
03/18/2010 @ 07:41 PM
From: Joe Ocasio, Tracy’s father: Interesting article and postings:
03/18/2010 @ 03:53 PM
I miss you so much girl. I think about you everyday. I wish you were here!!!!
03/02/2010 @ 03:53 PM
03/02/2010 @ 03:03 PM
We are so sorry that you still have not found Tracy. We think of your daughter often and wonder if any new leads have turned up. We cannot imagine what you and your family have to go through waiting for her return. We are here for you and hope that you receive the peace that you and your family deserve.
Deanna and Jason Bagwell, DTSSC
02/28/2010 @ 06:04 PM
We are praying for you and your family every night.
02/19/2010 @ 09:38 AM
They just had on the news that they got a tip on Jennifer Kesse! They are looking for her at OBT and Oakridge! Prayers for her family, I hope they find her.
02/18/2010 @ 11:40 AM
He pleaded not guilty yesterday to his new charges! How sad no news picked it up! We will be watching every move he makes!
02/16/2010 @ 09:12 PM
To: Ghost Writer / email@example.com
Thank you for your quick reply. I’m familiar with the sources you listed but I needed to check after seeing your posts. I did post your comments and web links on this site in case someone else wants to access those links for additional information. However if you want these deleted please advise.
Thank you for the help and awareness you have brought to our daughter’s case!
02/16/2010 @ 09:17 AM
I am a local as you can tell by my writing.We write(a group of 9 women from around the U.S. to bring awareness to the missing. We write under ghost writer because we have found that there are alot of weird people out there and if James Hataway gets out, I certainly do not want a visit from him or friends. The information on the Cardio Club was taken from these two sources: http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/053109FamilyandfriendscontinuetheirsearchformissingOcoeewoman http://jenniferkesse.com/forum/index.php?topic=46. Another place who say they have talked to individuals is blink on crime. http://blinkoncrime.com/2009/06/05/prime-suspect-in-disappearance-of-ocoee-woman-tracy-ocasio-james-hataway-linked-to-jennifer-kesse/ Hope this helps, if you need anymore assistance please do not hesitate to ask! Sincerely the chat house group! P. S. all links are provided on his bibliography on our web site!
02/15/2010 @ 11:28 PM
Please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org
02/15/2010 @ 09:57 PM
I continue to read comments from blogs or articles in the news previously made about James Hataway we’ve not been able to confirm but could lead the investigation into a new phase.
IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS ANY KNOWLEDGE OF WHEN JAMES HATAWAY FREQUENTED THE CARDIO CLUB WORKOUT PLACE NEXT TO THE TAB ROOM BAR IN ORLANDO FL FROM WHERE TRACY WAS LAST SEEN PLEASE MAKE CONTACT WITH US THROUGH THIS WEBSITE USING OUR GUESTBOOK!!
RUMORS HAS IT HE FREQUENTED THIS WORKOUT PLACE FOR A WHILE BY EITHER "POSING" AS A PERSONAL TRAINER OR ACTUALLY HELPED OTHERS WORK OUT OF THIS LOCATION. KEEP IN MIND WORK OUT PLACES SUCH AS THESE MANY TIMES OFFER "FREE TRIALS" SO THIS DOES NOT NECCESSARELY MEANS HE WORKED THERE!
THIS COULD ALSO LINK JENNIFER KESSEE’S CASE TO THIS MAN!! IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS TIP PLEASE MAKE CONTACT WITH US OR the Ocoee Police department at 407-905-3160 or 407-905-3161 OR CrimeLine at 1-800-423-TIPS. CrimeLine is 100% anonymous and your conversation will not be recorded.
02/15/2010 @ 09:12 AM
We are trying to keep up the awareness. Our prayers are with you!
02/13/2010 @ 01:05 PM
Joe and Liz, I’ve been following the story very closely and my heart aches for you and your family. I pray every night that Tracy is returned safely. I wish I could do more to help.I really hope you find Tracy soon. From me and my family, Tracy will always be our prayers. Sandra Ocasio.
02/12/2010 @ 02:44 PM
My prayers are with you ,and your family.I check online frequently to see if there is a break in the case.God love you,and keep you safe.
02/10/2010 @ 01:45 PM
I want to send out my prayers to you and your family. There is not a day that has passed by that I have been wondering if she has been found. I check this site all of the time for updates. Want you all to know that my heart goes out to the family.
Rena D.T. Stores #135
02/09/2010 @ 07:45 PM
Love you Tracy Joey tio and tia Liz and I’m still never giving up. I actually dreamed we found her alive for once so the good Lord works in mysterious ways.
02/08/2010 @ 03:53 PM
Just wanted to say that I do not know any of you but for some reason, this story touches me. I was on vacation in Florida when this was first all over the news and I have popped on this site time and again to see if Tracy was ever found. I am so sorry for what your family is going through. I cannot imagine the sorrow in your hearts. I hope that you find Tracy soon.
02/08/2010 @ 01:27 AM
Friend from Virginia here that is always hoping to hear that Tracy will come home to you. I pray but i wish i could somehow help.
02/04/2010 @ 10:33 PM
We rejoice with your family over the news of charges being filed! We continue to pray that you will find the answers you so desperately need.
Angie and Kevin Elkins
02/03/2010 @ 12:07 AM
Thank you all for your thoughts and encouraging words! Today’s news brings us hope that this might be the first step to put away this animal and keep him from ever hurting another woman. Hopefully, God willing the publicity and exposure of Rachel’s case can leads us to get the answers we seek. I continue to hope and pray one of these days someone with knowledge of what happened to our daughter will finally come forward.
02/02/2010 @ 10:32 PM
Joe, I just wanted to let you know that we are still praying for Tracy and your family that we catch a break here soon. hang in there, and know that you have a ton of people in your corner!
02/02/2010 @ 09:17 PM
To Tiffany Rodriguez reg her post dated 01/18/10: I do not know Tracy or her family, but what I observe on this site is not a woman who would want her friend to take responsibility for what was out of her control. Find hope, peace, forgiveness, and love in Jesus. This is to be a lesson for all you sweet, young girls to beware of men you hardly know or know not at all... not a guilt trip for the rest of your life. You can be a force for good, pray for Tracy and her family, focus on that, not on what could or should have been. Do not be the second life taken in this tragedy. With only love for you and the Ocasio family in Christ, your Friend.
02/02/2010 @ 06:54 PM
Liz, Joe & Joseph -
We were thrilled about the new charges today. This is a good thing, as a conviction may lead to charges in Tracy’s disappearance. You all remain in our thoughts, hearts and prayers every day!
Claire & Becca
02/02/2010 @ 03:41 PM
To the Ocasio’s-I pray for your family all of the time. I seen on wftv today about Hataway. I hope the truth comes out. I hate to make assumptions, but he surely seems like a very evil person. Besides, I have watched Mrs. Ocasio talk about him and she is passionate in what she feels. A mother’s instinct is ALWAYS right. God bless you and your family.
01/31/2010 @ 06:50 PM
Tracy i love you so much and i miss its still hard to belive that u just slipped away from us!!
01/28/2010 @ 01:34 PM
My thoughts go out to you and your family for that one break that will bring Tracy home to you.
01/23/2010 @ 07:06 PM
JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU. I MISS YOU SO MUCH, LIFE IS CHANGING AND YOU ARE NOT HERE TO SHARE IT WITH US. WHERE ARE YOU TRACY?
01/22/2010 @ 10:41 PM
Tracy, you have no idea how hard we are still working to help bring you home. Behind the scenes, every day since that night we search in our way. Your case is not cold, it is very complicated. We will find you. Never give up hope.
01/18/2010 @ 11:26 PM
I think of u everyday nothin can cure the pain I feel when I think of that night im sorry I let u leave im sorry im sorry im sorry I can promise I shall not rest til he pays im sorry tracy we will find u there will be closure good or bad im so sorry I didn’t stop u. Til I die that night will haunt me Even in my sleep. u will be found one day. I miss u.
01/11/2010 @ 11:17 AM
I read your daughter’s story on CNN and i hope you find her.
01/07/2010 @ 07:20 PM
I’m so sorry that you are going through this. I pray that you will find your daughter soon. I will keep you and your beautiful daughter in my prayers.
01/06/2010 @ 07:32 PM
I regarded her very highly. Always thinking of you, Tracy.
01/05/2010 @ 07:46 PM
Tracyyy these holidays where hard wit out u but i just wanted u to know that we really did miss ur crazy self being around!!! kaiden is doing good court n scott are happy as can be i love you
12/31/2009 @ 08:30 PM
Tracy God I miss you I can’t even put the right words together that explain how painful empty it is to see this year end without you physically with us and to be forced into a new year without you physically with us. To my cousin Tracy’s emediate family I love you and wish you peace in every sense of the word. To my cousin Joey although Tracy is your sister please know that Tracy is a sister to me as well even if we are just cousins I love her as if she is my sister as well always have always will which also makes you like a brother please remember that. I’m sure that its been much harder for you then it has been for me but you and your parents and hope for Tracy are the factors that keep me pushing on each day each night. I hope eventually you and I become close friends as our Tracy and I have become. Wish you a very peaceful hopful New Year.
12/30/2009 @ 04:54 PM
Liz, Joe & Joseph,
Our prayers and thoughts are continually with you. I just got back from six weeks in NY...Staten Island is praying for you all now too. May you find peace, answers and comfort in the coming year.
Claire & Becca
12/29/2009 @ 10:54 PM
To Morgan.....Thank you for your kind words. Life is precious, hug your daughter and tell her you love her every single day! I regret not doing that with my daughter and now she’s gone....don’t make the same mistake.....God Bless!
12/29/2009 @ 10:47 PM
To Everyone.....Thank you very much for your thoughts and prayers. To my family members I want to apologize as I’ve not been available, part due to work and the rest since It’s been very difficult to talk about Tracy especially now during the holidays. We continue to pray and hope that some day in the near future we can bring our precious daughter home and give her a place to rest in peace where we can vist her and mourn her....God knows how much we miss her!
12/29/2009 @ 09:41 AM
Ocasio family. We do not know eachother but i google tracy every morning when i arrive at work just to see if anything new has come up. I think about your daughter all the time praying you find her alive and if not atleast a proper burial. i am 22 y/o female and have made the same mistakes Tracy made. I have learned so much from this case. I will continue to pray for your family and Daughter.. I think of you guys very very often even more so after the birth of my daughter.. I cant imagine what it has been like for your family...I am so sorry... Stay as strong as possible. Somewhere somehow this has got to surface!!!!
Morgan in Tampa
12/26/2009 @ 09:00 PM
I missed you so much yesterday. It was strange not having you with us, and as my day came to an end I spoke to God in confusion as to why it had to be you. I just don’t understand. I just pray one day we will be able to know where you are. I can only pray that your soul and your body are both at peace and that God shelter you and take care of you. I love you and you will never be forgoten
Courtney Reynolds White
12/24/2009 @ 08:42 PM
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult Christmas Season. I pray God will give your family the strength that you need to get through each day till Tracy comes home. I check the web site every other day praying and hoping that there is some good news about Tracy. A lot of people are praying for Tracy and your family. Till Tracy comes home The prayers will continue. Don’t give up.
Linda sm dt3240
12/23/2009 @ 09:36 AM
We love you Tracy and miss you beyond how much words can even express. I love you I pray for you and think of you daily all throughout the day. Tio Joe titi Liz and Joey Merry Christmas and please abuela the same for me since I’m keeping myself a little distant for now to deal with this thing my own way. I love you all every much and abuela as well always and forever. I’ll never give up faith that Tracy just may still be with us. When I was missing abuela said Tracy never gave up on finding me which took 16 years to do I owe it to Tracy to never give up on her being found and God willing alive .
12/22/2009 @ 09:24 PM
Tracy, I miss you so much!!! I love you and wish you were here to laugh with me. The baby is on his way and it’s making miss you so very much. We love you and you will never be forgoten.
Courtney Reynolds White
12/20/2009 @ 07:14 AM
I hope they find out who took your beautiful daughter and what happened soon God Bless
12/15/2009 @ 02:09 AM
We may be far away, but never forget we are with you in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.
Linda and Ray Ocasio
12/13/2009 @ 01:27 AM
When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain, Before high piled books, in charactry, Hold like rich garners the full ripen’d grain; When I behold, upon the night’s starr’d face, Huge cloudy symbols of high romance, And I think that I may never live to trace Their shadows, with the magic hand of chance; And when I feel, fair creature of an hour, That I shall never look upon thee more, Never have relish in the fairy power Of unreflecting love;- then on shore Of the wilde world I stand alone, and think Till love and fame to nothingness sink.
John Keats, 1818
12/10/2009 @ 11:43 PM
Our hearts continue to go out to you and your family. We can’t imagine your pain but continue to pray for comfort and strength that only God can provide.
Angie and Kevin Elkins
12/10/2009 @ 09:02 PM
To Hope......Here is the email so you can send me the pictures: tracyO81@yahoo.com. Sorry it took me so long but working in retail during Xmas keeps me busy.
12/10/2009 @ 08:20 PM
I miss you so bad today. I see you in my dreams and feel you when I cook dinner or drive my car. I wish I could have you back just for one day. Why did you leave Tracy, we need you to come back. Your my angel.
Courtney Reynolds White
12/03/2009 @ 11:40 AM
Liz and Joe,
Thank you so much for the baby gifts. It was so amazing for me to have you there Liz. I felt Tracy in the room everytime I looked at you. I talked to you on Thanksgiving I hope that gave you some comfort and believe that I will be around for you no matter what.
Courtney Reynolds White
12/02/2009 @ 01:24 PM
During this holiday season, my thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
12/02/2009 @ 12:01 PM
It has been far too long since Tracy went missing. No answers have come. I’m out in CA but I continually think about your family and pray for Tracy. Hang in there and stay strong for Tracy. Xxoo
11/30/2009 @ 10:23 PM
To Hope.....I’ll do that later towards the end of the week as I’m tied up right now with work and I’m just going into Tracy’s website to chek in but don’t have much time....talk with you later again and thank you as always.
11/30/2009 @ 07:45 PM
Lizz it was soo nice to see you at the baby shower Tracy was soo much like you it kinda felt like tracy was there i missed her like crazy at the shower i miss her like crazy every day the last tyme i seen her just keeps replaying in my head happy thoughts!! love you guys!!! and i will always be here for both of you
11/28/2009 @ 02:51 AM
I feel justice for someone tonight. I pray it’s Tracy. I blog at Fox Orlando now, unfortunately, it’s another politically incorrect web-site, imo. But, then again, the whole world has gone awry. Keep the Faith... Patti
11/28/2009 @ 02:41 AM
Just make up an e-mail address, a new one, anywhere. I’m on Yahoo. Just make a person up and post the address in your comments and I’ll send it to you.
11/26/2009 @ 12:16 AM
Sein 6 Monate gewesen, da Sie das gegangene Vermissen haben. Wo sind Sie? Was geschah Ihnen? Finden wir Sie überhaupt? Sein nicht Ausfallen Ihre Eltern müssen dieses durchlaufen. Ich liebe dich und vermissen Sie Sie. Kommen Sie bitte nach Hause bald. I pray for you Joe, Liz, and Joey today on this Thanksgiving. May god grant answers.
Ich liebe dich Tracy
11/24/2009 @ 01:04 AM
Tio Joe Tia Liz and Joey I wish and pray for the best for you three this holiday season I love you all so very much. Tracy as for me my holidays will never be the same again. Not a day goes by without me thinking of you and praying for you and your brother and parents. I love you and miss you more then actions or words can express it. I can’t celebrate the holidays knowing your out there somewhere still but I will do my best to do participate in holiday activities in your honor. Happy Thanksgvg and I am thankful for the mere fact that I’m your cousin.
11/20/2009 @ 09:57 PM
To The Ocasio Family,
I know neither you or Tracy and I only heard of her disappearance when my wife and I were on our honeymoon in Orlando. The night Tracy came on the news stuck with me and I haven’t thought much of it until tonight. I can only wish the best for your family and ask that you stay strong as we keep Tracy in our hearts and in our prayers. Wherever she is know and trust that the Lord is watching over her.
11/20/2009 @ 07:31 PM
Joe and Liz,
Just wanted you to know not a day goes by that I don’t think about the two of you and pray for you and your family. I miss Tracy so much and I want you to know I love you guys.
Courtney Reynolds White
11/20/2009 @ 09:18 AM
Auf dem 26. ist es sechs Monate seit Ihnen nach links gewesen. Ich versuche noch, zu denken, wenn es irgendein Beweisstück vermißt gibt, oder wie hataway mit diesem weg, zu erhalten gerade halten könnte. Ich liebe dich und vermissen Sie.
11/19/2009 @ 11:01 PM
TO: MJH..........mjh, nothing new with Hataway, it’s very frustrating. Thank you for the information, I will check it out and pass it along to the detectives....God Bless
11/19/2009 @ 04:32 PM
I am so very sorry to bother you. I know I have given you information before, and I assume it did not lead anywhere. I want so badly to find Tracy. I check back here often to see if there have been any updates. For some reason, today, I decided to search James Hattaway, to see if there was any new information on him anywhere. The strangest thing happened -- for some reason, searching his name, I was led to the following:
Map of Noland Company and neighboring listings
Noland Company in Longwood, Florida (FL)
Name: Noland Company
Street: 1175 Florida Central Pky
Postal address: Longwood, FL
Phone: 407- 332-6170
I was unfortunately unable to copy the map. This company is toward the end of the road, which ends. Almost directly to the right of it is "Dogtrack Rd". As you may remember, Nolan and Dogtrack were the first two things that firefly came up with. I don’t know if this means anything or is significant in any way. But, I wanted to let you know. My prayers are with you always. mjh
11/08/2009 @ 06:00 PM
Don’t you find it odd that as soon as I contact the authorities, the picture is removed. I continue to question the intentions of Scared Monkeys and Texas Equusearch. Since when are they in the public opinion business for a woman who has failed EVERY single lie detection test she has taken... even theirs? The story of Misty Cummings and the results of the search in Aruba under the name of ’Persistence’ says it all. Does it always have to be about money? What about ’TRUTH’?
My advise to you: Beware.
11/08/2009 @ 02:25 AM
My heart goes out to the family.I will post this website to people i know to help your search.
11/07/2009 @ 11:30 AM
been a while since i been on here... i still think about you daily tracy i know one day we will have closure... joe n liz u guys are in my prayers
11/06/2009 @ 09:22 PM
Joe, I don’t have a social network. I post to various blogs but was with Scared Monkeys for years... the secrets I revealed to them are just now coming to their knowledge. But, I don’t post there as they are politically incorrect and tolerate racial hatred.
You have my e-mail address; but, honestly, justice will be done with or without the picture. Don’t put your faith in men, not even me, but in Him.
Jehovah, of Armies, please shine your loving light on the truth about Tracy Ocasio and return her to her loving family that all shall know that You, above all, are the Most High over all the universe and nothing, nothing, goes unnoticed by you. Let all men know that it is only through You and Your Loving Son that all things come about and help us in our fight as the world is full of those that would leave us to live in darkness, if only they could.
Through Christ we pray...
11/05/2009 @ 07:44 PM
Tracy you are still in my heart and I have not forgotten about you. You were always there for me when I needed a friend and I miss you more than ever. Please if you get this come home!
11/05/2009 @ 09:10 AM
With the second slip up in Seminole, I believe it is time to start questioning the actions of the Seminole County LEO and State Prosecutor. Liz & Joe, our prayers are with you every single day. We will be in NY over the next few weeks...let us know if there is anything we can do for you there.
Claire & Becca
11/05/2009 @ 12:51 AM
TO: Patti.....I can not publish my email here for obvious reasons. If have a social network where you can post the picture let me know and I’ll look it up....thanks, Joe.
11/04/2009 @ 11:39 AM
Justice for Ocasio. She is alive. I continue to pray for her, everyday. I told Red at Scared Monkeys to tell you she was in either California, Oregon or Washington. When women and children started being found alive in California, I thought Tracy was next. I was wrong. The three women found in California ended with Jaycee in Antioch, not Tracy. Justice for Jaycee comes.
I’m sorry, but, please, keep your love for your daughter strong in your heart and she will return. Don’t misinterpret my last post, Tracy is not in water.
God Bless You...
11/02/2009 @ 06:47 PM
God Bless Tracy Ocasio!
11/02/2009 @ 05:28 PM
Mike and Tori:
Thanks for the information. I have the picture that Blink had posted to their site and said that it was Christian. Since last week, the picture has been removed. So who is the guy that was in the middle. The tall one. I was led to believe it was Christian. I’m so sorry. I wish I could send the picture to you because this man in New York looks exactly like the guy who was standing next to Hataway.
Thank you so much for removing my personal information from the site.
I think Tracy is alive and we’ll find her. I’m going to keep praying for her safe return...
There’s tremendous power in prayer, way beyond what we can imagine.
I kept a copy of the picture that was posted to Blink’s website of Hataway with two men.If you have an e-mail address for me to e-mail mail my copy of the picture I was referring to, I’d be happy to.
11/01/2009 @ 11:55 AM
Tracy, I miss you so much everyday. I remember last year at this time we were just waking up from a way to fun nite you had spent the night at my house and we were making wedding plans. No worries that I would wake up one day and you would be gone. I just want to know where you are and hold you again. XOXOXOXO
10/31/2009 @ 09:22 PM
ich vermisse Sie! Noch in minem Verstand. diese Nacht ist nicht die Selbe heraus Ihnen. Gluck liches Halloween.
10/31/2009 @ 12:40 PM
Onda Christian George is NOT THE SAME PERSON as Onda Christopher George who went missing in mid February and is connected to Tracy’s case through James Hataway. His picture can be found at https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/2789 His picture is not on the BlinkOnCrime website. If you’d like to confirm that, email Blink and ask about the person you are referring to.
Mike & Tori
10/30/2009 @ 01:55 PM
You’re welcome. I hope this is the lead that you needed to bring Tracy home. In the meantime, lean on God for your strength and He will be there for you. I hope you both are doing okay and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
10/29/2009 @ 09:03 PM
TO: Danielle....It’s been a long time but good hearing from you and thank you for your prayers...we need every prayer to continue to have hope that one day soon we can get closure....God Bless.
10/29/2009 @ 08:59 PM
TO: Samantha....thank you for your kind words....God Bless.
10/29/2009 @ 08:57 PM
TO: Patti/HOPE.....I gave your tip to the lead Detective in Tracy’s case....thank you for the information.
10/29/2009 @ 12:02 PM
We have not forgotten. I never met her but I think of her daily.
10/28/2009 @ 07:34 PM
Hey Liz and Joe dont know if you remember me from va just wanted to tell you ive been praying for you and Tracy since I heard I love you guys
10/27/2009 @ 07:45 PM
I sent my tip to the Orlando Sheriffs Department, Jacksonville Homicide Unit, Virgina Investigations and the F.B.I.
We’ll find her.
10/27/2009 @ 06:32 PM
I hope you got a copy of my e-mail to the Morgan Harrington Family. Very, very important. Don’t ever give up...
10/27/2009 @ 10:30 AM
I know the good lord holds tracy in his arms with peace and love. I truly believe she hears us. God Bless the Ocasios
10/23/2009 @ 02:15 PM
I know i havent been on here latley but dont think that i havent been thinkin about you bc u are with me where ever i go no matter wat!!Joe and lizz u guys are always in my prayers!! i am glad to have meat u guys and wish i could spend more time with you guys i will never give up on my BFF Tracy i miss her comin ova and just chillin being her crazy self love you Tracy joe and liz like i said if u neeed ANY THING please call and let me know courtney has my number God Bless you guys and keep holding on strong
10/22/2009 @ 12:16 AM
I didn’t realize how i worded that last post...I know you didn’t mean it in that way. You guys will always be in my heart and I’ll remember all the good times we had together.
10/21/2009 @ 11:47 PM
To: Raynlida; Beautiful song...God Bless.
10/21/2009 @ 11:24 PM
To: Marie.....Thank you for your kind words.....God Bless.
10/21/2009 @ 03:03 AM
I didn’t tell you this when you told me at the search but I too feel as if i didn’t mess things up everything would still be okay today...
10/21/2009 @ 02:58 AM
Hey Joe, I miss and love Tracy and you guys soo much. It hurts bad that there’s nothing I can do. My family and I still pray every day for her & you, Liz, Joey and the rest of your family. I am so sorry Joe.
10/17/2009 @ 11:40 PM
Hello Liz and Joe. This is Marie, Aaron Bennetts ex-wife. Just wanted to let you know that everyone up here is Va is still praying for Tracy to be found. She is in my thoughts everyday. I recently found 2 pictures of Tracy and Aaron together when they were about 16 and I sent them to Aaron. Tracy had actually written on the back of one :) My heart goes out to your family and God Bless!
10/15/2009 @ 11:56 PM
10/14/2009 @ 10:26 PM
To: Cindy......In regards to the people and house you made reference to, it has been now two years since they’ve been out of there and someone else owns it. The 911 call was from that same street but related to a theft and shooting at another house nearby. The news media checked that out when the rumor came out. However I thank you very much for not taking that for granted and reporting it! That is exactly how one of these days someone will come forward with a tip that will help us break the case. I just wish more people would come forward as you did....God bless you!
10/14/2009 @ 09:26 PM
I saw your interview on tv our prayers go out to your family. I check this site every other day and the news every day in hopes that someone comes forward so you can have peace. Knowing how nice your family is from LL and going on the search makes it even harder knowing their hasn’t been a break in the case. We hope that you will bring her home soon. God Bless!
10/13/2009 @ 06:00 PM
May God Bless You all and I will pray he brings your sweet girl home. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be visiting Orlando for work and will keep you and your beautiful daughter in my thoughts and prayers.
Laura P (Ny/Nj)
10/12/2009 @ 08:28 PM
To: Courtney.....I thank you for the time you spent with Liz recently. You all brought her joy again that I had not seen lately....take care of yourself and the new life you carry!....god bless.
10/12/2009 @ 08:21 PM
TO: Rick.....thank you my friend for your prayers and for caring. I also pray everyday that one day in the near future we can get the answers we chase and be able to get the peace of mind and heart we seek....god bless you and your family.
10/12/2009 @ 08:17 PM
TO: Ekaterina and Kc....your kind words all the way from Russia and San Diego are very much appreciated. I hope some day soon we are able to get answers and bring her home, good or bad....god bless.
10/12/2009 @ 03:58 PM
I have been following your daughter’s case from San Diego since day 1. I always am thinking of Tracy and your family. I hope some answers come soon, this has been going on for way too long. Until then, I am sending strength and warm thoughts your way. Hang in there.
10/09/2009 @ 11:28 PM
to the ocasio family just letting you know that you are in my prayers and i pray that soon we will have answers that will guide us to the next step in life....god bless
10/08/2009 @ 12:17 PM
Hey girl, I miss you so much everything is changing so much and I wish you were here to share it with me. I think about you everyday and wish I could just wake up to your phone call. I will never let go, now I understand the phrase "BFF". No matter where you are your still my BFF!!!!
Joe and Liz, my prayers are with you both everyday.
10/07/2009 @ 03:11 AM
To the Ocasio Family... I have following this story from Russia. I have so many words to say but don’t know how. Though I’m very far from you and I don’t know you at all, I keep you and your daughter in my thoughts and I wish that one day I will go to your site to know that you found her. Just wanted to say that I’m with you and every day I’m waiting and hoping for good news about Tracy.
10/01/2009 @ 08:48 PM
To: MJH........Thank you, I’ll get the information into them tomorrow.
09/30/2009 @ 10:16 AM
i just found the blogs and things on tracy and a name caught my eye onda george. at one time i was married to a man from fl that had a sister rachel that was married to an onda george from ocoee i think can someone tell me if the man missing is their son?
elaine bowden mcallister
09/29/2009 @ 11:00 PM
To: MJH.........Thank you, you never know and I’ve had a couple like you that I needed to check. I’ll pass it along so we can check into it....thanks again for caring!
09/28/2009 @ 01:49 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family- I think of her often and hope she comes home to you soon.
09/26/2009 @ 03:21 PM
TO: MJH.........Yes I would be really interested to know.
09/24/2009 @ 09:25 PM
JOE...OUR PRAYERS GO OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MAY YOUR STRENGTH ENDURE.
GLEN AND SANDY PIKE
09/24/2009 @ 09:20 AM
To the Ocasio family...
Just wanted to let you know that you are still always in my thoughts and prayers -- every day. I know it must get more and more difficult for you with each day that passes. I am so sorry for what you are going through. May God be with you through this most trying time.
09/22/2009 @ 04:15 PM
Im always praying for her tio Joe and tia Liz you have my word on that. I don’t blog because just being on this site hurts and is hard because of knowing why its here.
09/22/2009 @ 04:12 PM
Missing you and knowing where or how your doing hurts beyond expression. Its a pain thats there while doing life’s simplest routines. There’s no form of outlet like an extra curricular activy that for minute easies the soul from an irrepairable hole.
"You are everywhere to me when I close my eye’s its you I see."
Tracy wrather you are with us still or not you will never be forgotten you asked me to never forget you and I will do more then keep my word. Never in my life did I expect to feel so close to what blood is never I expect to feel so far at the same time. Your so close yet your once again so far in life and in spirit you will always be our irish angel and my north star.
I freakin miss you more then I’ll ever be able to express. I love you and I always have sorry I never got the chance to tell you.
09/21/2009 @ 07:15 PM
Never, ever forgotten. You remain in our hearts and prayers. May strength and love carry you.
Claire & Becca
09/15/2009 @ 02:05 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family on finding the answers you desperately need to bring your daughter home.
09/15/2009 @ 12:57 PM
To: All.................I thank you all for your kind words, prayers and suggestions. It is such an over whelming task to search the "many areas of interest" that we have been targeting those where we have either facts or tips to give us a reason. I wish I had unlimited resources as I would check everywhere! However unfortunally the reality of our situation prevents that. We just continue to hope and pray for the one person that comes forward with real information to help lead us to her and the circumstances of her dissapearance.
God Bless you all!
09/15/2009 @ 06:12 AM
Tracy, i know the angels are watching over you, I lived at westgate apartment at the time you and jesse both went missing and prayed to god you would be found, still praying for you and your families Suzanne
09/12/2009 @ 07:08 PM
Tracy, I don’t know why but 2day has been one of the hardest since you left. I miss you much everyday and pray we just find you soon. I love you girl with all my heart and I’m still praying on every star your still out there. XOXOXOXOXOX
Courtney Reynolds White
09/10/2009 @ 07:18 PM
I used to work with Tracy at Gators dockside sometime ago. I had a dream of her the other night. I think she knows that the cops are getting closer to finding out the truth. I had to write this because i felt like I was feeling what she felt. To the parents of Tracy, this will be coming to an end soon.
09/06/2009 @ 11:17 PM
Tracy i just want to let u know that i havent forgot aout u i think about the last day i seen u..just about eva day i miss you sooo baddd i cant belive ur gone i look at the page and still cant belive it...joe and liz we will find her... i have faith in all of us love you guys..let me know if u need ne thing
09/06/2009 @ 09:54 PM
Joe & Liz
I read your guest book every other day to see if there is anything new. I think about you every day and hope a new lead comes in. This has been on my mind and want to send the thought your way. Considering one of his friends lives off hwy 50 has there been any thought to check the woods on Daniels Road in Winter Garden it is very easy access in there and close to his house. God Bless and stay strong.
09/05/2009 @ 10:19 PM
My prayers are with your and your family. You should contact Gabbie Chase http://www.gabbiechase.net she is wonderful and can help.
09/03/2009 @ 03:42 PM
To the Ocasio Family-I have one son who is my everything. He is the air I breath, my reason for living! I can’t imagine what you are going through. I have been following this story since it began. And although it is a story for me, it is reality for you and Im so very sorry that your family has to endure such pain! Keep faith as hard as it may be and always look to the Lord for guidance and support. Justice will be served, even if its not here on Earth. Know that you have love and support from those around you and NEVER give up! Your family is admired for the strength and determination that you all have. I live in the area and if I can help in ANY way, please let me know. God bless you and your family, my prayers are with you and your family. May God bring you peace!
09/03/2009 @ 10:12 AM
Mr.& Mrs. Ocasio-
I live in Windermere. You don’t know me, but your family has constantly been on my mind and in my prayers.
I wish I had words to comfort you both. Please know that your family is deeply loved!! God answers all prayers in his perfect timing. Be still and know He holds you both at this excruciating time. We miss you, Tracy!
09/02/2009 @ 07:10 PM
Still following the case from Canada, she is in our thoughts. Godbless.
09/02/2009 @ 06:15 PM
I hope you are able to find Tracy. To have some closure to this. I cant even begin to imagine what’s going on. You and the family are in my prayers and pray you or someone else will find the answers needed to solve another cold case. Whoever did this will answer for it and get their day in court!!!!
08/31/2009 @ 08:24 AM
I just read about the boot that was found near Bluford ave and Rt 50! I pray there is a new search. The location coincides with the information that Tracy’s phone was pinging 0.2 miles from a cell tower only 0.5 miles from the intersection of Bluford and Rt 50!. She will continue to be in my thoughts. Jon
08/30/2009 @ 07:56 PM
God bless you! You and Liz are strong People! We will keep searching!
Danny FL3 ASAR
08/30/2009 @ 07:16 PM
MR& MRS OCASIO,
I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING YOUR STORY DAILY ON THE BUCKETHEAD SHOW. A LOT OF US THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER US ALSO 27. I CAN’T IMAGINE WHAY YOU OTH ARE DEALING WITH. HOPEFULLY YOU CAN FIND A LITTLE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT LOTS OF US HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOUR FAMILY.
08/30/2009 @ 01:15 PM
Even though I’m states away I have been following this story, I hope and pray you find her. Stay strong and keep hope!
08/30/2009 @ 12:43 PM
i live in orlando and have herd about this site.. i have triplets and a 1 year old, im only 21.. but i couldnt imagine having one of my children taken away from me, i hope you all know i still have her in my prayers
08/28/2009 @ 05:40 PM
We wish you strength, faith and love through this weekend. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help, and belated birthday wishes to Joey. We hope this weekend is the one.
Claire & Becca
08/28/2009 @ 12:07 AM
I do not know Tracy personally but I have heard about her from Derrick. He has told me everything about what has been going on and how great a person she was.I have been on the internet for the last like hour watching the news videos regarding Tracy and getting a little choked up. I hope they find her soon. She sounds like a really great girl. Wish I could have met and gotten to know her. I hope and pray for that day to come soon for your family that she is found. You and your family are in my prayers!
08/27/2009 @ 10:16 PM
To: Tiffany.....miracles happen and even though the window has closed down a lot hope has not faded! We love you for the good times you shared with our daughter and everything you have done to helps us through this journey.....stay strong and positive!
08/27/2009 @ 10:12 PM
To: Kris B.....as you know last night was not meant to be the day but we are hoping and praying that day will come someday soon....thank you very much for your kind words!
08/27/2009 @ 10:10 PM
To: Natalie....hope is all what we have at this point...thank you for your kind words!
08/27/2009 @ 10:08 PM
Unfortunally the points you ask about have been checked, in some cases several times with no hard evidence of her or anything to charge him with. It’s been a frustrating journey but have not given up hope to get to the bottom of it and find out what happend to our dear Tracy...Thank you for caring!
08/27/2009 @ 10:02 PM
TO: Claire & Becca....thank you for how you have stayed close to Tracy and us during this ordeal....God Bless you both!
08/27/2009 @ 09:59 PM
TO: Randy Post on 08/27/2009 @ 11:09 AM.....Randy, we did not identify Hataway until about 2 days later. At minimum he knows something but he’s not cooperating with the Ocoee Detectives....thank you for your words.
08/27/2009 @ 05:19 PM
I do not know you or Tracy, as I read your story on cnn.com, but you are in my prayers and so is she. Kepp your head up and I know yoo will be reunited again someday!
Natalie in Ohio
08/27/2009 @ 02:43 PM
I’ve been following this story on Nancy Grace and she had mentioned something about the suspect James Hattaway’s dad picking him up at the bar the night Tracy went missing. Have the cops checked out his dad, to see if he also has a criminal record? He could be covering up for his son. According to the cops the suspect has an interest in the "dark arts." There have been cases in the past were women have been kidnapped and kept in dungeons that are built in the basement of the house and are sound proof. It happened in Upstate NY and in Florida. Was there a pay phone in the bar that he could have used to call someone. Did they check his cell phone records that night? I think that the cops should check into this theory because there are alot of crazy people out there. She could still be alive and being kept somewhere against her will. Never lose hope that she will come home. I will keep Tracy in my prayers every day, every night. God Bless.
08/27/2009 @ 11:56 AM
tracy all the things that have come into light are pointing in a direction many of us dont want to face. if by chance it does show that you were viciously and callously taken away from your friends and family i swear to you my dear i wont rest until that sob pays. u are beautiful strong and if anyone could survive out there this long baby girl its you. my hope shall not fade. you are so very loved and we will all bring you home.
08/27/2009 @ 11:09 AM
How much time was there between when her car was found on Franklin Street and when the police came into contact with Mr. Hataway? Just curious. I definitely think he was involved. But was it hours, days, weeks? Praying for your family and daughter.
08/26/2009 @ 09:43 PM
You are, as always, in our hearts and thoughts. Please know that there is a wealth of strength and love surrounding all of you. Keep the faith, pray and know that your strength will carry you.
Claire & Becca
08/26/2009 @ 09:13 PM
Ive have kept your family and Tracy in my prayes since the last night i saw her when she went missing at tap. I have wished all along that i knew any info that could help. I hope the finding tonight bring the closure you have been looking for all along. Once again i will keep your family and her in my prayers!
08/26/2009 @ 08:36 PM
Joe, Liz & Joey,
We are praying for you tonight, sending all of our love and best wishes that Tracy comes home to you. Our thoughts are with you every day.
Stay strong, and keep the faith.
Claire & Rebecca
08/23/2009 @ 06:50 PM
Ocasio Family,Our thoughts and prayer are with you at this difficult time we will keep your family in our prayers my God bring your daughter home and put an end to this
nightmare.GOD BLESS YOU.
Jacque and staff@02899
08/22/2009 @ 04:02 PM
I miss you so much baby girl. Your birthday has come and gone and your a year older, but no closer and I just don’t understand. I love you and miss you everyday. I love you and think of you at everyday. You were and are one of my closest friends and I will never give up on finding you..
Courtney Reynolds White
08/19/2009 @ 10:03 PM
To everyone who posted on 8/19/09....WOW, it’s the only word that comes to mind. I truly appreciate everyones thoughts and prayers! These come at a time of some very lows and really have helped our spirits....God Bless you all!
08/19/2009 @ 09:18 PM
Sorry I missed your Birthday babe i was playing Coast Guard. Your in my thoughts!
08/19/2009 @ 09:12 PM
Miss you Tracy!
08/19/2009 @ 06:45 PM
The trail leading to Tracy’s car beng left without the keys, her phone, ad purse seems all staged. No signs of a struggle. everything pointing at the person of interest in custody who last saw Tracy. I think he lured her back to his neighborhood, and knows more. I think Tracy is alive ad kidknapped. Nothig I’ve read indicates homocide.
08/19/2009 @ 03:56 PM
You don’t know me, I am just a working mom and wife from Richmond, VA but was drawn to the site from seeing the link on CNN. I hope and pray that answers come soon for you and your family. I understand somewhat of what you are going through. Although, I have never lost a child; I have one daughter and can’t imagine how hard it would be to go through that, still, my brother in law was shot and killed in a robbery on 06/09/09; earlier this year and to this date the police do not have a definite person i custody. They do have a suspect who was shot and killed, trying to rob another store in Richmond on 07/11/09, but "evidence" or "forensics" have taken over a month and nothing has been determined or proven as of yet. Now, this is not to say that I think your daughter is no longer alive. I hope and pray personally that she is still alive and is returned safely to your family..I just wanted to express my thoughts and feelings of going through a similiar situation of waiting and waiting and waiting and not knowing why or who or what. I sympathize with your family and God bless you all and Tracy as well. She is a beautiful young woman. I have an older sister that lives in Orlando, FL and if I was closer to the area, then I would volunteer myself to help as much as I could. Again, God bless you all and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. We have to make this world a better place. No one has the right to take someone else’s life, no matter what happens. Another reason I am against guns as well. I am sorry, I don’t mean to be so personal on the site, but I just wanted to express my thoughts and feelings and let you and your family know that others do care and hope for the best and there are good people out there in the world, despite what others do. Have faith and hope and I wish you all the best. I agree Dollar Tree is wonderful as well. Take care and I can’t say God bless enough. Whether or not, Tracy was kidnapped, injured or even thew worst, the person that did this to her...even if they think they will get away with it..they will never. God will severly punish him/her and that is the worst punishment of all! Keep the faith and never give up. :)
08/19/2009 @ 02:20 PM
Hi Joe, My heart goes out to Tracy and your family. Don’t give up hope. If investigator’s haven’t pulled surveillance from banks and stores along routes between the tap room, Franklin Street, and your home, that is a good idea. I also hope they checked phone records to see what towers the phone connected too that night, and whether the GPS locator in the phone what on at any time. One helpful peace of information might be, Tracy’s mother made several calls that night, and some rang, while others went straight to voicemail at the time the phone was turned off, the battery died, or was outside of the service area. Good luck to you.
Jon from NH
08/19/2009 @ 01:13 PM
I do not know you or your family, but you are in my thoughts and prayers! I read about this on cnn.com and hope that your daughter and answers will return to you soon!
To Tracy’s family, friends, and all who are affected, I hope that you are able to find peace soon!! Continue to keep faith, and I will continue sending my prayers your way.
Jen from Ohio
08/19/2009 @ 12:54 PM
Today is the first I have heard of your daughter Tracy. I’ve never met you or your family but I feel a strange urge of compassion and sympathy. I am not all to religious, but I have Tracy in my heart and have hopes of closure for Tracy and your family. She feels your love, wherever she may be, and I’m sure you feel hers too.
08/19/2009 @ 12:42 PM
I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. But know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you find your beautiful daughter.
08/19/2009 @ 11:46 AM
To the Ocasio family:
I read Tracy’s story this morning on the CNN website and am SO sorry for your suffering. I cannot imagine the horror you all have gone through and am writing to let you know that you are all in my prayers. I will continue to pray for a positive ending to this ordeal. May God give you strength and peace.
08/19/2009 @ 11:11 AM
Our family prays for Tracy’s safe return & all your family
08/19/2009 @ 10:40 AM
Dear Ocasio Family, I was on CNN.com this morning and saw the story of how the reward was increased. That is such an awesome thing!! My thoughts and prayers are with you. I cannot imagine the roller coaster of emotions that your family is going through. Know though, that people across this nation are keeping Tracy and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Heather S. in OK
08/19/2009 @ 10:29 AM
I am very saddened by this story, I am a big news buff and this is the first I have heard of Tracy missing. I am in Michigan but do read Fox News and CNN daily. I am so so so sorry for what the family, friends and community are going through. I will keep all of you including tracy in my thoguhts and prayers. This is a great website and Joe you are one strong man. And I can see by this site that you haev alot of people on your side. I wish I was closer to be able to help in the search. God Bless tracy adn the Ocasio family..
08/19/2009 @ 06:57 AM
I wish you great strength in dealing with all of the trials that you are going through. I’ve known you daughter for quite some time and was thinking of her today as I do every day. My thoughts are with you and I am sorry for all of the pain that your family is dealing with. I truly hope there is a happy ending.
08/18/2009 @ 09:36 PM
TO: Firefly......thanks for the tip. Right now we have not finished searching the area where her car was spotted and we are planning a search as we speak and hope something comes out of it. Otherwise we’ll re-visit our options at that point....I will keep your notes just in case....thank you.
08/18/2009 @ 09:34 PM
TO: Rick......Rick thanks for the advise however at this point my drive is to find out what happened and bringing her home, good or bad. I might not accomplish this but I do not want to ever look back and regret not trying my best. However there is truth to what you say and I have to learn to balance the highs and lows....thank you again.
08/18/2009 @ 12:19 PM
Joe, keep your chin up. i check in on this site from time to time and saw your latest family update... you cant live your life like that. i cant begin to imagine the anguish you must be feeling but i have to remind you that this is your life, good to the last drop. i am a firm believer in the idea that we are not put on this planet to learn, we have no set path and all we have during our brief stay is our experiences. take your time with the grief and never let Tracy leave your heart but remember... you HAVE to keep your eyes on the end of the tunnel and push through this. for your sake, for the rest of your family and for Tracy.
08/17/2009 @ 09:28 PM
Sir, I don’t know if there is another forum to post this on. I posted it on my blog but felt I should send it to you also. The name "Sycamore" came thru when I did a psychic reading on this case. I looked on mapquest and Apopka has a street with that name, next to Wekiwa state park. Very isolated seemingly. When I did a search of missing persons for the area, I found that a young lady was found in July in Apopka not too far away. If no one has a better search location, I’d suggest this one.
08/16/2009 @ 04:12 PM
TO: K....The police is looking at all cases that show similarities or might have a conection. You’ll be surprised how many cases they’ve looked at or are still working on. However I personally do not think this one is related due to the circumstances and evidence we have....thank you for your thoughts.
08/16/2009 @ 04:08 PM
TO: TIFFANY....God Bless you...you are always in my thoughts wondering how you are doing whenever I think of Tracy which is often.
08/16/2009 @ 04:04 PM
TO; MJH.......Thank you for your words and prayers. One of these days we’ll get a break, hopefully sometime in the near future.
08/16/2009 @ 10:37 AM
I can understand how you were overcome with despair after the last search, especially with Tracy’s birthday right at the same time. Please know that I too can feel your pain, and I am so, so sorry. I was so glad to hear that the search and rescue have volunteered to help. That was such good news. It also seems that Dr. Sevor has been sent by God. What an amazing man. I think about you all every day. Still sending prayers your way.
08/15/2009 @ 04:24 PM
since that night i have thought of you constantly... what happened? are you ok? i miss you girl... i miss your nutty late night texts lol i miss your smile but most of all i miss you. i wont rest until i know what happened you deserve closure liz joe and your bro deserve it to. the person responsible will be brought to justice whether in this life or the next. Until we meet again my sweet beautiful girl...you still owe me something : )
08/15/2009 @ 10:16 AM
This is just another thought after readying the article forensicastrology.blogspot.com from mjh do you think the people that were just arrested for kidnapping the 15 year girl and had her as a sex slave should be interviewed.
08/13/2009 @ 01:01 PM
We haven’t forgotten. Happy Birthday Tracy.
08/12/2009 @ 08:39 AM
I have found the following site very interesting...forensicastrology.blogspot.com. I don’t really know how it’s supposed to work, but she has done an interesting reading on Tracy. She has also done one on Caylee Anthony, which seems pretty accurate, and one on Jennifer Kesse, which I also found very interesting. Just thought I would mention it.
08/10/2009 @ 09:37 PM
TO: BARB, NANCY, CLAIRE & BECCA......Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. These help especially on a day like today! God Bless you all!
08/10/2009 @ 03:51 PM
Happy Birthday, Tracy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day but especially today.
08/10/2009 @ 03:48 PM
I can only imagine how hard it must be for you today. You are always in my thoughts, and each night, Sarah, Elise and Shannon say a special prayer that Tracy will be found. We love you.
08/10/2009 @ 08:35 AM
We are thinking of all of you today, and praying that you find peace and comfort.
Claire & Becca
08/08/2009 @ 12:43 AM
TO: FIREFLY......Yes it was searched...no luck.
08/07/2009 @ 09:58 PM
Joe, Liz, and family: There is nothing that could compare to what you are dealing with. We just wanted to let you know that you and Tracy continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Keep up the positive attitude and your dedication to your beautiful daughter.
Joe and Angela Stein
08/06/2009 @ 09:12 PM
You don’t have to post this, sir. I was just curious if anyone had followed up on the Nola or Nolan psychic thing. Would be nice to know if someone looked, even if they don’t find anything. Just to know.
08/06/2009 @ 04:46 PM
Joe i want to start off wit i am not giving up i still have tracy in my prayers i think about her and you and liz every day....The words can not explain how bad i miss tracy...I love you guys and hopes that we will find closher one day hopefully sonner than later!! my heart is still with you and liz...
08/05/2009 @ 08:45 AM
May God be with you on your search for Tracy today. May he give you strength and comfort, and help you to find peace. I will be praying for you all.
08/04/2009 @ 10:19 PM
Joe and family,Just wanted to let you know are thoughts and prayers are still with you . We continue to pray for your family and answers to where your beautiful daughter is. We will be praying that you will find answers tomorrow that you need.Always in are prayers,Carla and crew@ ST00881
08/04/2009 @ 08:26 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, even from extended family on both coasts. May tomorrow prove fruitful and may you all find the strength and love to carry you through each day.
Claire & Becca
08/04/2009 @ 07:09 PM
Joe, Your family is still very much in my family’s prayers that soon answers will come.
07/30/2009 @ 05:49 PM
Joe, Liz & Joey,
I was so happy to see the news today regarding the new lead. I knew it was a matter of time and consciense. I’m so glad that whomever it was finally found the strength to do the right thing. I hope this brings you all the much needed closure you seek. May you all now find strength and peace in one another and in your faith.
Claire & Becca
07/30/2009 @ 05:43 PM
Joe, my heart breaks for you and your family. Contacting police about even what may seem trivial was the least I could do to try to help. I was VERY honest with Ocoee police and was told they would follow up with me. They have not so far, but if I can offer any assistance, I will do so. They have my contact information. I no longer live in FL so, sadly, I cannot help with these important searches. I continue to follow news and Blinkoncrime for updates. Your dedication to your daughter will surely yeild results.
07/30/2009 @ 01:50 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you everyday, but more so as this weekend draws closer. I sincerely hope that all of you find peace and closure and that these searches come to an end for all the right reasons. May faith, love and the knowlege that so many prayers and so much support be with all of you.
Claire & Becca
07/30/2009 @ 12:47 AM
I love you girl. I hope to be there this weekend to help look for you. I love you with all my heart, we will find you I swear on that.
07/28/2009 @ 10:04 PM
God bless you Tracy. Im very sorry Mr. Ocasio. May the family find peace with the Lord.
07/28/2009 @ 12:42 AM
God Bless you too Mr. Ocasio. I cant ease your pain but I will leave you with this... Know that wherever your baby girl may be, she KNOWS you love her. Thats something I am 100 percent sure of, I’ll be watching and praying for you always. god bless.
07/28/2009 @ 12:14 AM
TO: ALL.....PLEASE CLICK ON FAMILY UPDATES FOR AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE
07/27/2009 @ 11:33 PM
TO: HOPE....Thank you for your message and personal interest with Tracy’s story. I continue to hope sometime, someday someone comes forward and we get closure as to her where abouts. In your message you state you have great parents, if I may....never take for granted your love for them and whenever you have a chance tell them you love them! I always told her I loved her but that last day I went out of town and never had a chance to tell my baby I loved her one last time before she was taken from us....I alwasy thought there would a "tomorrow" but "tomorrow" never came. God Bless you!
07/27/2009 @ 11:19 PM
First I thank you for your kind words. You are correct, Tracy had a "fighter’s" mentality from the standpoint of never wanting to give up whenever she had a goal in mind. Even though I know time has been our worst enemy and most likely she’s no longer with us that is the one trait that gives me hope for a miracle! She was our first born and we miss her terribly! Last, give your 11 year old a big hug for me and I’m very thankful for the wonderful prayers at "big church". God Bless you and thank you again!
07/27/2009 @ 03:45 PM
ps it breaks my heart that I’m too far away to help.
07/27/2009 @ 03:35 PM
I live in Canada, and first saw Tracy’s story on CNN. I check daily for updates on the case. I’m too far away to help but this story touched me deeply. I’m 28 years old with great parents and reading Mr. Ocasio’s posts really hits home. To Tracy’s family friends and all who suffer, Please know there are people all over the world hoping you find peace soon. Noone deserves to go through this. Stay strong.
07/27/2009 @ 04:46 AM
Mr and Mrs Ocasio,
I have been hooked on Tracey’s story since the day I heard it. She is the spitting image of my daughter, and I would want anyone to do all they could for me if God forbid, I was in your shoes.
I apologize that I can’t help look, as I live in Ca, but between Blinky’s site and WS, they told us to donate to TES, so I did in her honor.
I pray that Tracey will be found alive. I know the longer these things go, the worse it sounds, but Tracey sounds like such a fighter, and she will at least leave LOTS of clues to find her killer if she cant physically tell us.
God Bless your family and I cant imagine the pain you must be in. Just know, you have a family in CA that loves Tracey and your family very much. In fact,my 11 year old prayed at "big church" for her, and I could not get the details out with out crying!!
Keep up your have work M/M O. You have a lot of support.
07/26/2009 @ 02:13 PM
Tracy i love you and i miss u more and more and more eva day but we will met again betta belive that!! i love you tracy!! joe and liz i hope you are doin well call me if u need ne thing im serious even if its just to come ova and talk or what eva i love you guys..hopes to see you soon
07/24/2009 @ 05:22 PM
Hey Tracy miss you, just thinking about you Love you.
07/23/2009 @ 07:10 PM
TO: SAMANTHA, RICK, LORI......thank you all for your kind words and prayers as we need God’s help to find Tracy.
God Bless you all!
07/23/2009 @ 07:04 PM
TO: STEPH POST 7/22/2009 @ 11:05 PM Steph, thank you for your message and encouraging words. I know time is against us...we are bracing for the worst but praying for the best as miracles do happen. I also thank you for your offer of help but at this point with the investigation the person or people involved and those who know them hold the key to this case. However technology along with tips coming in might end up being the ticket, we hope sooner than later. Thanks again and sorry we had to communicate for the first time under these circumstances.
07/22/2009 @ 11:05 PM
hi joe, you and i never met, but your father was one of my favorite uncles growing up. i’m sorry for all that you have had to go through, i’m still holding out hope, and praying with everyone up here near your mom. i want to come down and help, if you need me just say the word. we’re all here with you - from p.r to cali and everywhere in between. we all know, and are praying. we love you, all of you. god be with us all.
07/22/2009 @ 09:26 PM
Joe and liz i cant not even imagine the pain that you all are goin threw but if u need any help then plese let me know court has my number u can call me any time i will be there for you.. i just wamted to tell you guys that i miss her as much as u do and i do want her back please let me know if u need any thing because i will be right there to help okay love you guys and u will always be in my prayers i could no imagion life wit out my son..love you guys
07/22/2009 @ 03:18 PM
i cannt begin to imagine the pain you must be going through at this time in your life. my heart and prayers go out to you and i sincerely hope for a resolution soon. please remember that regardless of the outcome, we are all one energy and you WILL be reunited with your daughter again. keep your chin up and stay strong for each other.
07/22/2009 @ 03:20 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. As a mother of 2, and a devoted CNN watcher we know to well about these cases, we hope for the best and fear the worst. Whatever the outcome is, I hope that your family finds peace.
07/21/2009 @ 11:57 PM
Miss you girl, It’s a boy wish you could be here to see my pics. I want you back so bad. IT’S a boy I know you would have been so happy I miss you angel. Please come home soon.
07/21/2009 @ 04:39 PM
Dear Mr. J. Ocasio,
I am the mother of three daughters. You and yours are in my prayers and thoughts just as if Ms. Tracy were my own. May you find peace and closure.
Andrea Lotak-DT #829
07/20/2009 @ 08:20 PM
TO: ROB POST 07/20/2009 @ 01:15 PM.......Rob, thank you for passing along your tip with I’m assuming was either the crime line or Ocoee police. I hope sooner than later one of the tips leads us to her! God Bless you!
07/20/2009 @ 01:15 PM
Mr. Ocasio, After reading the post 07/17/09 @ 06:35 pm, I decided to at least share the fact I saw him at Denny’s in Casselberry on the 26th or 27th. He was alone and I know it was him because he dated a girl who worked at the Green Parrot in Casselberry. He was alone and it was between midnight and 2:30 am. I called this in today. God Bless
07/20/2009 @ 12:26 PM
Tracy i love you and i miss you sooo much i just wish that u would walk threw the door and every thing will be okay but any way thing happends i know u want all of us to be happy and smile like u always did u always had sum thin crazy and silly to say to brightin up any ones day i love you tracy
07/19/2009 @ 10:00 PM
Joe, I just saw the new pictures that were put up my God she is so beautiful
07/19/2009 @ 09:57 PM
Tracy I miss you more like crazy it’s one of those really hard days that I see you everywhere. Sam and I were just talking today about some stupid stuff and I stared telling a story about a night you stayed at my house and we watched a movie and woke up cuddeling, and it’s like you were still here in that one second. I love you. Liz and Joe keep your head up your in my prayers everyday. Love you guys
07/19/2009 @ 03:50 PM
TO: ROGERS 07/18/2009 @ 11:09 PM Rogers, thank you for your help and support. I hope sooner than later someone comes forward from all of the efforts of people like yourself....God bless you!
07/19/2009 @ 01:04 PM
Mr n Mrs Ocasio
my hear and prayers go out to both of you...I met wit you guys one time in person me n courtney went over to your house and the sprit that the both of you have are Great i sureley see where Tracy gets it from my prayers are with you guys and i really do hope to met you again
07/18/2009 @ 11:54 PM
Joe & Liz,
We watched America’s Most Wanted tonight, and they have a site for families to post videos. It is listed under the title "My Story" on their web site.
Thought keeping it in the forefront would be a good idea.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you daily.
Claire & Becca
07/18/2009 @ 11:09 PM
Joe, I am putting up some flyers of Tracy here in Brevard, N.C. We have a lot of people from your area that come here for the summer. It’s a huge long shot, but I just happened to think that maybe the person who holds the key is out of the area for the summer. My prayers, of course, are with you. We met a few years ago in one of our Durham, NC stores.
07/18/2009 @ 04:20 PM
TO: CONCERNED POST 7/16/2009 @ 11:55 PM Concerned, What we know about Hataway is that he has given police conflicting statements and as everyone knows was the last one seen with her. Once he was questioned on the discrepancies he stopped talking. This is telling us one of four things: 1) He’s personally involved on her dissapearance or 2) He’s involved along with someone else on he dissapearance or 3) He’s not involved but he knows about her dissapearance and he’s not cooperating or 4) His conflicting statements are garbage and he’s not involved at all. Regardless of Hataway the Detectives are looking at all avenues including other people as well which is smart. Especially if Hataway turns out not to be involved. Of course he has been the focus for obvious reasons but not the only one. In regards to Blink on Crime I have no issues with them. There are many other media outlets out there whether radio, print or media putting out comments or assumptions based on local information that comes up, true or not. Even if not true at least all of the media/radio/internet attention is keeping Tracy’s name and face out there which helps awareness on her case. We hope and pray these help get leads to her finding sometime in the near future. Thank you for your prayers!!
07/18/2009 @ 04:18 PM
TO: MJH POST ON 7/17/2009 @ 06:35 PM mjh, thank you for the tip....I’ll pass it on and discuss with Detectives. There is one area we are interested in that might be near where you are talking about but I need to research this more to be sure....thanks again.
07/18/2009 @ 02:19 AM
Tracy you are in our thoughts and prayers.Hoping you will come back real soon abd be safe.
07/17/2009 @ 10:48 PM
Please know that my families thoughts and prayers at with you and that Tracy is back home with you soon
07/17/2009 @ 06:35 PM
Mr. and Mrs. Ocasio, First I must tell you how sorry I am for what you are going through. I think about you and Tracy every day, and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I had sent a "tip" earlier to Blink, which I know was forwarded to you. Nolan Rd had been mentioned in my message, and I had found Nola Drive. But, since then, I have gotten other clues -- one from a strange comment posted on Blink, with a coded message leading me to Big Tree Park (The Tallest Tree) and Lake Jesup. When I looked at both of these on a map at the same time, I found NOLAN Rd. right above the far left corner of lake Jesup. I sent this message on to Blink also, but am not sure if she forwarded it to you. I know you are probably being hounded by all kinds of people who claim to be "psychic", etc. So, I do apologize. But, a few more clues have arisen. One from the original girl I got the first tip from. She is actually "right on" a lot of the time, although she is sometimes wrong. But, she apparently tried again, and was given "Dog Track". There is a Dog Track Rd. over near that area too. Both of us came to the same exact place by different means, without even realizing it. I have also been following another woman who came up with "North" and "Winter". Winter Springs is directly below this same area (Lake Jesup). I had heard that Equusearch may come back to search again. I’m not sure if this is true or not, but I hope so. I really have such a strong feeling that the area between Nolan Rd and Lake Jesup should be searched. I wish I could come down there and help, but unfortunately, that is not possible. I will continue praying for you and your family.
07/16/2009 @ 11:55 PM
Mr. Joe, I am very concerned about this Blink on Crime web site. This woman is doing everything she can to point away from Mr. Hattaway and claims she is interviewing his friends. I don’t know how she can do this on the net, she is not a police officer, and I feel like she is interfering with a police investigation. Those are my thoughts..perhaps you have read her site. As a parent, I would have LE intervene in her blogging. She is not helping matter.
Prayers for you and your wife. Praying for Tracy to be found soon.
07/16/2009 @ 09:00 PM
TO: RIKKI....I’VE NOT HEARD FROM YOU YET AND YOUR TIP COULD BE IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THE OTHER POSTING BELOW AND PLEASE MAKE CONTACT!
07/16/2009 @ 08:58 PM
TO: "M"....thank you for sharing information with the Ocoee police. I do not know the contents at this point but hope can help us get closer to finding out what’s happened to her. If you have any other information that maybe you were hesistant to share with them but want to make contact with me please advise and we can figure out a way.
God Bless you!!
07/16/2009 @ 08:13 PM
Joe we are all still praying for you and your family.The extended dollar tree family still holds hope for Tracy to return home to you. Annora Gober store 3019 Arab Alabama
07/16/2009 @ 02:23 PM
I join all the others on this site in wishing the Ocasio family all of the strength and blessings they can possibly receive! I did not know Tracy, but know the person of interest in this case, I have already given a statement to the Ocoee police. I will continue to help in anyway I can. Keep fighting for your daughter. God bless.
07/16/2009 @ 09:06 AM
i hope she is found. my best wishes goes to the family.. i think you guys should look into her myspace if you guys havent yet. maybe she has facebook. its jsut a thought.
07/15/2009 @ 11:24 PM
I’M TRACY’S FATHER AND WOULD LIKE TO TALK WITH YOU LIVE. CAN YOU CALL THE OCOEE INVESTIGATION’S NUMBER AT 407-905-3161 AND TALK WITH WENDY? PLEASE GIVE HER YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND ALSO LET HER KNOW I’M LOOKING FOR YOU. IF YOU CAN PLEASE IDENTIFY YOURSELF AND LET HER KNOW YOU CONTACTED ME AS "RIKKI". THANK YOU FOR THE TIP!
07/15/2009 @ 02:35 PM
I was a friend of Traceys> we only met about 6 monhs before she disappeared but we hung ou frequently. I talked to her the day she disappeared but it was nothing unusual. I recieved a text message on my phonin the beginning of june coming from her phone. It was a forwarded text message. I called and told the police about it and they said they would look into it. I dont know if that helps with anything but i thought you should know. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I loved her very much and i miss her and think about her everyday.
07/14/2009 @ 12:49 PM
I SILL GO OUT AND LOOK FOR HER,I HAVE A FEELING I WONT EVER BE ABLE TO STOP UNTIL THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS HAVE PEACE, I HAVE A DAUGHTER AND I CANT EVEN BEGIN TO KNOW WHAT THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE GOING THOUGH, BUT YOUR NOT ALONE. I STILL THINK OF HER, I STILL PRAY FOR A SAFE RETURN AS DO MANY OTHERS. XOXOXOXOXO
thinking of her
07/14/2009 @ 10:25 AM
We will never lose hope finding Tracy. We will keep you and your loved ones in our prayers. God Bless.
07/13/2009 @ 09:54 PM
Thank you! We love you and appreciate the time you spent with Tracy. I know you were one of a few she really felt close to!
07/13/2009 @ 09:49 PM
TO: Volunteer Searcher Post 7/13/2009 @ 12:51 PM
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL FOR ALL OF THE HELP YOU HAVE PROVIDED AND CONTINUE TO DO!
07/13/2009 @ 09:46 PM
To: Ryan Post 7/12/2009 @ 09:42 PM
Ryan, I wish that would have been Tracy but it was me going through her computer and going into every site she has been into looking for clues....thank you anyhow.
07/13/2009 @ 12:51 PM
Thak you Ocasio Family for opening up your hearts to the thousands of Caring people, that just want nothing more than just to bring Tracy home to her family. Keep setting up searches and we will be there... until we find Tracy.. What great strength you have shown to each and every person that came to you. Your energy is what keeps us going. So lets continue on with Gods Plan and find Tracy.. No If’s and’s but’s..NO STOPPING! Continue on ...my fellow searchers, We are needed.
07/12/2009 @ 10:55 PM
Joe, Liz, Joey and Tracy,
This is for all of you I love you all and I’ll stand by you through this as long as it takes untill your home Tracy...
07/12/2009 @ 09:42 PM
Tracy logged in today on a site called ratemybody.com, her profile link: http://www.ratemybody.com/profile_1112081_Jiinx.html
07/11/2009 @ 08:10 PM
Thank you for the tip...I will pass it along as this area has now come up several times.
07/11/2009 @ 08:08 PM
To: Marilyn Post 7/9/2009 @ 09:08 PM
Because of the sheer number of tips we get we have to catalog and prioritize these. Right now we have a couple of "hot tips" that came from the actual investigation that the police have to check first. From there we have a couple of others we need to search for which we are waiting to get dogs for. EquuSearch is also coming back to help with some of these and I’ll make sure to share the one you sent as well. Unfortunally I’m back to work and will be out all of next week but I still plan to go by the area sometime in the near future....thanks again.
07/10/2009 @ 08:11 PM
best wishes,ican tell you are healing already ,by your wise words,please use scent dogs as well as cadaver push for hutto house search even though theyve had time always use scent dogs you dont know what clue she might have left.
07/09/2009 @ 09:08 PM
Hi Joe, I took a drive through Sunland today. There is one area of interest. Back behind where the Hospital used to be, if you follow All Children’s Way down towards the pond. There are several buildings back there that are obviously being used by someone. I didn’t go in but I took a few photos of the area for you. Do think we can we get a handful of folks together this week to run through it?
07/09/2009 @ 10:49 AM
Joe...if I can help with the disclosure on the website that is not cooperating, let me know. I worked in that field for quite some time.
07/08/2009 @ 10:33 PM
I miss you. You have been in my life for almost 11 years. Nothing more needs to be said because you know what i need to say. I love you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NZZ6tXCuO8
07/08/2009 @ 08:01 PM
It’s the former site of Sunland Hospital. I was researching it’s history and found that it was a late night hang out for HS students and is very secluded. This is a posting I found from someone who spent time in the area. http://www.uer.ca/forum_showthread.asp?fid=&threadid=34661
07/08/2009 @ 06:59 PM
To: Marilyn Peterson Post on 07/08/2009 @ 05:46 PM Thank you for the tips. I’ll check the maps as we’ve searched so many places it’s hard to keep track.
07/08/2009 @ 06:21 PM
I have watched this psychic for years, she is very effective, maybe she can help... http://noreenrenier.com/missingpersons.html
07/08/2009 @ 05:46 PM
Hi Joe, We met briefly at the park where so many gathered to search for Tracy. I helped with the TES search and have followed the case ever since... i was wondering if anyone has searched the area off Hiawassi and Laurel Hill Rd. There are local urban legends of the area as having supernatural events. Perhaps Hataway would have frequented these abandoned buildings. After locating the property on an old map i took a drive by the area and the potential for going unnoticed is high... just an idea.
07/07/2009 @ 08:48 PM
I love you... Miss you so much angel.
07/07/2009 @ 08:02 PM
To: Rod Turner/Posting on 7/7/2009 @ 12:37 AM
We’ve already have gone through Stake Lake and several others...at this point let’s hope if indeed he was involved that it was an impulse action because if it was planned and he had access to a boat then things would be very bad for us as he knows the Apopka and other alligator infested lakes locally very well.
07/07/2009 @ 07:48 PM
Jenni Post 7/7/2009 @ 04:52 PM
Jenni, thanks for the tip, however besides myspace there are a couple of other social websites that were served with disclosure warrants for her account information. Two out of three are cooperating while a third is pushing back but will give in soon to avoid court actions....thanks again.
07/07/2009 @ 06:47 PM
Mr. Ocasio I only met Tracy a few times through my daughter sam, but I want to let you know I am praying for you and you’re family.
07/07/2009 @ 06:46 PM
Love you girl miss. We will find you I promise.... XOXOXOXOXOX
07/07/2009 @ 04:52 PM
Greetings.. I was wondering if her myspace has been checked out. Today it finally hit me that I have met and hung out with tracy personally. I feel if her myspace hasnt been checked out, then it really should be. Sometime in october i got a random mail from tracy on myspace asking me if i would like to hang out with her sometime because we had common interest. I agreed and added her to myspace and within a couple days of that we exchanged numbers over myspace and on October 13th, she drove to my house and met me in person. We went to a bar, she got her tounge repierced, and we made it back to my house where we hung out for a couple hours. I strongly feel that maybe she could of just met the wrong person on myspace or something. I have already contacted the tipline telling them about this encounter i had with tracy. just from hanging out with her for less than ten hours, you could tell tracy was the type of girl who was full of life, and loved to have fun. we talked about everything under the sun that night and i felt very comfortable around her. I really do hope that she is found soon, and that she is safe. My prayers go out to her friends and family.
07/07/2009 @ 12:37 AM
Knowing the type of work that Hattaway does why hasn’t there been any divers to search the bottom of starke lake? this is the closest large body of water to both his residence and the location where Tracy’s car was found.
07/06/2009 @ 09:08 PM
To: Tic Toc Post on 6/26/2009 @ 12:40 AM
I agree with you and I’ve been researching the possibility...can you help?? If you can let me know and we can figure out a way to communicate in private.
07/06/2009 @ 08:23 PM
I wish I knew more than I do.. I am baffeled by all of this. I do know that his family and friends have exausted every avenue that we can come up with.. I actually placed all of the missing posters when he 1st came missing.. I will definitely be keeping my ears open for both Chris and Tracy and my heart goes out to you and your family.
07/06/2009 @ 07:00 PM
To: Justice Post on 7/06/2009 @ 12:04 AM
Thank you for your kind words and prayers. If you know of any information about Chris that Detectives should know regardless of how small please let us know. As you know these two cases might be related and I hope one can help the other and vice versa.
07/06/2009 @ 06:54 PM
Claire & Rebecca, they’ve checked many empty buildings/houses between the taproom and where the car was found but I will ask about the areas behind Metro west you mentioned. In regards to the woods leading into the Ocoee high school ironically they are searching that area with dogs this week. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
07/06/2009 @ 06:18 PM
Joe - I know this may sound a little strange...but did anyone look through the abandoned buildings and behind them in the Metro West area off Hiawasee?
Also - the dead end at Silver Star near the post office that extends into woods leading to Ocoee High...just a thought.
Thinking of you all every day and praying that you find peace.
Claire & Rebecca
07/06/2009 @ 12:46 PM
I love you and miss you tracy
07/06/2009 @ 12:46 PM
I love you and miss you tracy
07/06/2009 @ 12:31 PM
Tracy i miss you so much now that i know you could be gone foreva i want to just see you it feels like a part of me is missing i love you and u live foreva in mine and every one eles heart love you tracy
07/06/2009 @ 10:41 AM
I have been praying for Tracy and her loved ones. Please find comfort in the support & caring of total strangers who wish you well.
I have never been in your shoes, although I have lost loved ones to illness. I can only imagine how painful this ordeal is for you all.
I am so very sorry that you are enduring this nightmare. Let us pray you’ll soon be relieved of this suffering and Tracy returned to you.
07/06/2009 @ 12:04 AM
As a friend of Chris George.. i wanted to say that I pray for Tracy every time I pray for Chris.. I pray that they both will be found and that Gods justice will prevail.. May God give you and your family a peace that passes all understanding through this hard time.
07/05/2009 @ 03:38 AM
My heart and thoughts are with you family. I pray that Tracy gets to come home soon. Xoxo
KC in San Diego
07/04/2009 @ 11:35 PM
07/04/2009 @ 11:29 PM
Happy 4th Tracy it felt so weird without you rockin out beside me. I missed you so much today I love you with all my heart, you are my angel.
07/04/2009 @ 10:37 AM
Mr. O’Casio, The few things that I have to offer you are prayer, words of encouragement and words comfort. So then, it is a good feeling for me to know that my words and description of your daughter touched your heart. Not one single day goes by that I don’t think about Tracy. This is nothing new because I was doing that, before she vanished. I am the father of five girls with four remaining. The single most heartbreaking thing I have ever done in my life was bury my oldest daughter in October 2006 after a tragic event in Virginia. Although I don’t know the feeling of not knowing, I do know the feelings attached to a parent losing their child. Only those who have experieced this can sympathize and honestly relate. You will never get over it but you will learn to cope with the pain as time goes by. The proverbial words; "time heals all wounds", is a powerful truth. I refuse to give up the glimmer of hope that Tracy could possibly return in perfect health. And until the day comes, wherein the truth is revealed which proves otherwise, I will remain hopeful. And if that day should ever come and we learn she is gone forever, Tracy would still remain alive in our hearts and minds never to be forgotten. Our daughters are still alive in our hearts and minds where they will remain forever. May God Bless you and empower you with His Spirit. If you would like to contact me Courtney should have my number.
07/03/2009 @ 11:38 PM
Hi Mr and Mrs Ocasio, my heart breaks for your family. I’ve been on the searches and have met you both. I want to help in anyway that I can. I was thinking that we can go and plaster flyers by hand to the metrowest, ocoee and winter garden area. There are people who have not heard of Tracy’s story and it is hard to believe that they live right here in Orlando. But, I’ve spoken to friends and co-workers of mine telling them that I’ve been on the search for Tracy and try to get them to come out and help and they have no idea what I am talking about. I then have to tell them about her and what happened.They say they watch that much tv anymore or have the time to watch tv. In any case, I think that it would be a great idea to get an army of people together and go door to door and hand pictures of Tracy’s car and her out and maybe the person of interest both in spanish and english. I’ve volunteered for Food for Families delivering food and people would be surprised that there are many people in Ocoee/Winter Garden who don’t have running water or lights much less tvs. So, going door by door and getting the word out about her could be effective and might bring the break in the case we need. I’m willing to help in any way. People are more willing to look at something that is handed to them than something that is huny up somewhere. How many of us really look at the missing posters hung up in Walmart, Kmart or the local gas stations? We really don’t pay attention because it is not important to us and it is not our loved ones. But, if we go out and personally hand flyers out then we might get more responses.
07/03/2009 @ 05:23 PM
Mr and Mrs Ocasio and Family-
I would have preferred to have met you under dramatically different circumstances. However, you took the time to visit me and offer thanks and support, I wish to do the same. Please keep the faith as best you can, and in God’s time, we will bring her home.
07/03/2009 @ 05:17 PM
I was fortunate enuf to become Tracy’s friend on MySpace and different animal welfare sites - she was amazing.
Altho I never had the chance to meet her in person - I am wishing for a safe return. You & your family ar ein my thoughts and prayers.....and thanks to her MySpace buddy Kimberly, we are still keeping our eyes and ears open.
Praying for you & your family....Kathy
07/03/2009 @ 12:00 PM
To: Rod Turner/Posting on 07/01/2009 @ 2:10 AM.
I’m Tracy’s father and just read your posting and wanted to let you know it touched my heart. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for your words and how you described her. We miss her so much!...God Bless You!
07/02/2009 @ 08:55 PM
I heard about this case on The Buckethead show and just wanted to send along my thoughts and prayers for all of you.
07/02/2009 @ 06:20 PM
While we have never met, and may never meet in the future; I wanted to convey how truly humbled I am by the grace your family has shown while enduring these tragic circumstances. And I just wanted you to know there are people across this country you’ve never met who are vigilantly watching, praying and hoping for Tracy.
It is Unacceptable for people to go missing without answer, and it must stop. I hope with all my heart Tracy Ocasio comes home to you. And I pray we collectively find ways to put an end to this kind of pain.
Praying for your continued strength, you are not alone.
07/02/2009 @ 06:12 PM
I can’t imagine what your family must be going through. I hope Tracy is found soon and is healthy. You all are in my prayers.
07/02/2009 @ 05:57 PM
Joe, Liz & Joe...
We are hoping today brings you steps closer to bringing Tracy home. May each of you find strength and love in one another, and comfort in knowing there is so much love around you.
Claire & Becca
07/01/2009 @ 09:22 AM
my heart and prayers go out to the family. We will keep her face out there on myspace and other places. Never give up hope!!!
07/01/2009 @ 02:13 AM
i hope you find your daughter soon - i wish your family the best
07/01/2009 @ 02:10 AM
I am thankful for the time that I have spent with Tracy. And for the opportunity to have met her and to Know what a caring, gentle, joyful and kindred spirit she is. A woman Full of energy, dangerously funny and care-free. My biggest close-up magic fan and pink sprinkles. When I think of Tracy I smile because she always makes me laugh. I realize now, just how important she is, to everyone that knows her. My prayer is that she returns hastily. She has left an indelible impression upon my life and I hope to see her again. May God Bless her family during these trying times.
06/29/2009 @ 10:31 PM
We are praying for Tracy and your family. You have so many folks here in Chesapeake who think about you every day.
Nancy and Bob N.
06/28/2009 @ 10:48 PM
Just telling you I love you and I miss you so much. I pray I’ll see you again soon....
06/28/2009 @ 01:17 PM
You have a lot of people on your side. The searches will not stop...not by a long shot. We were out for a while this morning -you have a great team standing behind you. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you daily.
Claire & Becca
06/26/2009 @ 01:17 PM
Tracy i didnt know that long or that well but as we all do i hope that we find u safe...i rember the first time i met you goin dress shoppin wit court n sam and we where talkin about the vales lol fun times i miss you tracy my prayers go out to you and the Ocasio family
06/26/2009 @ 12:08 PM
Joe, Liz and Joey,
There is nothing that I can say that hasn’t already been said over and over and over again.
Nothing that any of us can say to you that will change anything. We can only send our prayers out to the Lord for help. Help to find her, help to find her safe and well, help to find closure for you, help to get thru the trials ahead of you, help in healing. If we could all send you a little flash each time you cross our minds, you would be ablaze in light. This will never leave you nor will it leave any of us. You are family and we are feeling your pain. Love and Prayers to you.
Your Cuz, Barbara
06/26/2009 @ 11:26 AM
Tracy i love you so much i know u are there above watchin down on all of us.. i loved every min that we spent together... all the tyme we spent together doin courts weddin im so glad u where there for that cuz it just would have been the same wit out you i miss you soo much more and more every day sum tymes i just sit and wonder wat happed could i have been there that night to help you...maybe things would have turned out diffrent....
My preayers are wit the Ocasio family and all her friends....Tracy i love you sooo much and miss you terrible.. im just waitin for the day they say that u are okay....Love you
06/26/2009 @ 10:04 AM
Joe and Liz, Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and Tracy
06/26/2009 @ 12:12 AM
we know you are going through a hard time right now,but you must look within you daughter social gathering and you will find your answer......
06/25/2009 @ 11:12 PM
Joe, thank you for your kind words in return and I would love to help you put that together. I will call you soon. Please take care.
06/25/2009 @ 11:09 PM
Baby girl I pray everyday that you will just walk through the door at your parents and I’ll get the most amazing call of my life, but I’m starting to be scared your gone forever I’m so sorry I never told you how much I love you. Tracy you were always there everything I did and God I just want to laugh with you again. I just hope every tear brings us closer to you. Please know we love you. Catelynn misses you to. Please be our miracle.
06/25/2009 @ 11:07 PM
Courtney Reynolds White
06/25/2009 @ 08:58 PM
Courtney, I do not want Tracy’s friends or relatives looking for her body, instead I want her remembered how we saw her the last time we did. Do not feel guilty, instead let’s pray for a miracle. However whatever the outcome let’s celebrate the time we had with her! Call me when you get a chance. I think later it would be nice to get you and Tracy’s other friends together at our house to remember her. Last, I thank you for your kind words and music post, I just listened to it and could not help breakdown in tears.
06/25/2009 @ 12:01 AM
Courtney Reynolds White
06/24/2009 @ 10:32 PM
Joe and Liz, my prayers are with you everyday. I miss Tracy more with every tear and I can’t imagine your pain. Just knowing you and the love you have for Tracy. I wanted to help look for her but I couldn’t I couldn’t admit she may be gone. I am sorry and I know that will never make up for the fact I wasn’t there. I love you Tracy I just want to hear you laugh again and wake up next to you when we need a girl snuggle bff night. I love you girl please be that one that makes it home.
Courtney Reynolds White
06/24/2009 @ 09:20 PM
’The very trials that task our faith most severely and make it seem that God has forsaken us, are to lead us closer to Christ, that we may lay all our burdens at His feet and experience the peace which He will give us in exchange." From the book Conflict & Courage.
The Lord knows all things, and they will all work together for good to those who love God. Let us all keep humble and pray daily for Tracy and her family. The Lord is good and just, let’s praise His name as He already has a resolution for this crisis!
Yours in Christ
06/24/2009 @ 07:48 PM
My prayers are with you and your family. I work at the same company as Joe, so in a way you are part of my family. I hope Tracy comes home soon, safe. I have a 2 year old son and I don’t know what I would do if I were in your situation. Please stay strong, keep looking for her, we will find her. Trust in God, he’ll lead us through this hard time. Bobbie Simmons
06/24/2009 @ 07:44 PM
My thoughts and prayers with you all. May God Bless you and the search for your daughter.
Susan E. P. B.
06/24/2009 @ 12:19 PM
I wanted to go search for tracy,but I have lupus and can’t go in the sun. My grandson Justin McWilliams, died in 2002, he would have been 27 yrs. also.He lived in Ocoee and went to W.O. H.S...I’ve often wondered if he knew her.
I can feel your heartbreak,I know where my grandson is, but not knowing ,I don’t know how I’d have ever gotten over that.There is never,ever closure to the death of a young person or not knowing where they are,all you have is exceptance.
Your family are in my prayers and thoughts everyday.
What breaks my heart is the same thing about the other young man and Jennifer Kesse, only the person that hurt them knows where they are and to me that is horrific, that one person knows and won’t speak.
God Bless your family and know others truly care and keep hoping. Even if she is gone, she deserves to come home to her family.
my love & prayers to you-Gail Mitchell
06/24/2009 @ 11:36 AM
I dont know Tracy but I have been follwing the story, my sister name is Tracy also, My prayers are with her, and her family.
06/24/2009 @ 09:24 AM
Hoping Tracy comes home where she belongs - Today! May your family have strength until she is found and it is time that Central Florida find the strength and desire in each community to turn the tide of violence. Be the Solution make a difference. You can’t change the world but you can change yourself.
Drew & Joyce Kesse
06/24/2009 @ 07:01 AM
I didn’t get to know Tracy to well, But she was very nice to me and seem to have a very kind heart. I hope for the best for her and your family.
06/23/2009 @ 10:53 PM
My heart goes out to you and your family, I caould not even imagine what you are going through, but please stay strong and we are all hoping for the best for your family.
06/23/2009 @ 10:27 PM
Ocasio Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dollar Tree 3484, dist. 225
06/23/2009 @ 09:19 PM
I speak on behalf of myself and my Husband Aaron Bennett that our prayers are with you everyday!! Stay strong.
06/23/2009 @ 10:38 AM
Joe my prayers are with you and your family.
06/22/2009 @ 02:45 PM
Joe & Liz, my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Joe, your Mom is my best friend and I feel so bad for her too. How sad this is, what kind of monster could do this. I hope you find the person who took your daughter and most of all, I hope he admits to his crime. Rosemarie B.
06/21/2009 @ 09:53 PM
God Bless you all and watch over Tracy. My thoughts and prayers are with you everyday. Never give up. There are more of us than you know trying to help in whatever way we can.
06/21/2009 @ 09:46 PM
I am praying for all of you- that you may find the strength you need to make it through this difficult time. I grew up in Ocoee in the 80’s and the 90’s and it is just a terrible story that is too close to home. I hope the truth comes to light very soon. God bless all of you and your precious Tracy.
06/21/2009 @ 03:05 PM
All of you have been such a wonderful gift, truly good people with beautiful souls. Tracy is not now and never will be forgotten.
May all of your pain be eased, and may love and memories surround you and fill the air with laughter.
Claire & Gecca
06/21/2009 @ 09:51 AM
Liz and Joe as you know we went out with the EquuSearch Team to help look for Tracy. We continue to watch the news in hopes she is found soon. We are thinking of you guys and praying for her return.
Kim & Kena B,
06/20/2009 @ 10:26 PM
Ocasio family you are in our thoughts and prayers i pray for a safe return for your beautiful daughter.
06/20/2009 @ 04:54 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I didn’t know Tracy that well, but a lot of her local tap room friends and I are still hoping she will return home to you safely. Stay strong.
06/20/2009 @ 04:19 PM
To the Ocasio family. My prayers are with you for her safe return.
06/19/2009 @ 10:42 PM
Thank you, to the creator of this site, and for all the Floridians volunteers, as well as everyones prayers from everywhere, as well as EquuSearch, for helping Tracy’s dad, find his beautiful daughter. We, the extended Ocasio family, that are spread all over the States thank you. This helps us regain our faith in our fellow Americans. Please keep helping and praying, Tracy must be found, we beg of you.
Diana Ocasio Grammer
06/19/2009 @ 07:17 PM
Karen, yesterday the police confiscated 2 computers, books and magazines from his house to look into exactly what you suggest. Thank you for the thought.
Thank you to all for your kind words and prayers.
06/19/2009 @ 06:31 PM
HAS ANYBODY READ ALL THE BOOKS, MAGAZINES, ETC IN HATAWAY’S HOUSE? HE LIKELY USED IDEAS IN THOSE PAGES TO HIDE BODIES OR COMMIT MURDERS.
SOMEBODY SHOULD READ EVERY SINGLE THING FOUND IN HIS POSSESSION.
06/19/2009 @ 03:13 PM
I went looking for her last weekend, I watch the news everday in hopes that shes been found. I really didnt know her all that well, She was a friend of a friend.. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I pray for all of you. xoxoxo
thinking of her
06/19/2009 @ 10:17 AM
Our thoughts are with you!
The Bell Family
06/18/2009 @ 10:57 PM
Joe and family you are thought of in our prayers.Annora Gober Dollar Tree store 03019 District 223
06/18/2009 @ 10:43 PM
To the Ocasio Family- my prayers are with you for continued strength and answers in finding Tracy. God Bless You!
06/18/2009 @ 10:41 PM
Joe, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God’s hand lead and direct your search and strengthen you during this trying time.
DM107 - Dollar Tree
06/18/2009 @ 10:15 PM
Love you baby girl we miss you so much we will never stop looking till we find you.
06/18/2009 @ 09:45 PM
Joe,Liz & family,Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We are NOT given up til we bring Tracy home. Love, The Girls
The Koziel Family
06/18/2009 @ 09:13 PM
To the Ocasio family … I can only offer prayer for you all and I pray for peace in your hearts and thoughts!
06/18/2009 @ 05:21 PM
Joe, You,and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tracy and your family is on our prayer list at church.
God bless you
Dollar Tree 3240 Enterprise, Al.
06/17/2009 @ 10:58 PM
My prayers and thoughts go out to you guys. Ive been out to help search as i have called and given any tips to where to search/checkout to the detective. Im praying for you guys and Tracy God bless
06/17/2009 @ 09:33 PM
Joe and family we have you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Carla Skipworth Dollar Tree Store 881
District 223 DEE DEE CARROLL
06/17/2009 @ 08:39 PM
Our prayers are for finding you very soon.
Gary Kasparian Hovagimian
06/17/2009 @ 07:33 PM
Joe, we are keeping you, your family and all of the search teams in our prayers.
Vickie Stanfield Dollar Tree 829
06/17/2009 @ 05:33 PM
Myself and family say a prayer every night for the safe return of Tracy. May God bless your family and everyone that gives there time to help find Tracy.
06/17/2009 @ 05:23 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you each and every day till you are found and thereafter, to always protect you.
Susan Saravo-Dollar Tree store 549
06/17/2009 @ 01:45 PM
Thank you all who have helped Tracy’s family. I love you Tracy we will find you!! Im not giving up till we do.