Missing Crescent City, California Woman Sought

emiley teschUPDATE 3: Edward Culver Hughes IV was taken into custody by the Del Norte County sheriff’s office following a three-hour stand-off on February 18, 2019. He is charged with homicide and bail has been set at $1 million.

UPDATE 2: The Del Norte County Sheriff’s office has identified the body as that of Emiley Tesch-Hughes. Her husband, Edward Culver Hughes IV is a person of interest in her death, but they need your help in finding him. Please call the DNSO at (707) 464-4191 ext. 6, or sheriff investigators directly at (707) 951-7530 if you’ve seen him or know where he might be.

UPDATE 1: The remains of a body have been found inside a closet of the Hughes home.  The Del Norte County Sheriff’s office is not releasing the name of the body until an autopsy is completed and the next of kin has been notified.


The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in finding a missing 31-year-old woman. Believed to be in Eureka, California, Emily Tesch-Hughes was last seen December 23, 2018, in her hometown of Crescent City, California.

Emiley’s described as five-foot, four-inches tall, weighs about 145 pounds and has blonde hair and brown eyes. If you have any information about where she is, please call the DNSO at (707) 464-4191, ext. 6.

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Where the Hell is My Hank Bauer?

For days I’ve been searching everywhere I could think for my Hank Bauer baseball card. The reason I wanted it is because my blogging-friend GP Cox, who publishes, ‘Pacific Paratrooper,’ posted a story about the ballplayer turned manager.

So why is this particular card so important to me? In a nutshell: Bauer is a Marine.

A month after the Japanese Imperial Navy’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Bauer enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving with the 4th Raider Battalion and G Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines. During 32-months of combat, he earned 11 campaign ribbons, two Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts and the Navy Commendation Medal.

Wounded a second time during the Battle of Okinawa, Bauer was a sergeant in command of a platoon of 64 Marines. While the Japanese Imperial Army’s counter attack left Bauer so badly wounded that he had to be evacuated to the U.S., only six of the original 64 Marines in his platoon survived the battle.

Anyway, as a kid, I wasn’t very interested in collecting baseball cards. I preferred collecting comic books instead.

The same can be said now that I’m an adult. However, somewhere through the years I came into possession of a single collector’s box of baseball cards – mostly from the 1970’s.

There are only a couple of ball players that I recognize, including Tug McGraw and Rollie Fingers. Then there was the only 1960’s autographed card in the box, Hank Bauer of the Kansas City Athletics.

Since he is a Marine, I thought I had pulled the card from the box and placed it in my ‘special drawer,’ where I keep my other prized Marine Corps items. Unfortunately, the card wasn’t there and for the life of me I couldn’t begin to think where it might have gone.

Feeling down about having lost the card, I pulled the collectors box of from my closet shelf and began thumbing through them. You know, jus’ in case…

And with five cards left, near the end of the box, guess what I found? Yup, evidently, I placed it back in the box with the other cards.

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