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Wikipedia Took Down the Chuck Mauk Entry

First they removed the picture of Chuck from the Associated Press saying that I didn't have the rights to it and therefore could not post it.  Then in April of 2011 the article itself was pulled because it wasn't a "notable" murder.  They said the reward was too small and that a Google search of Chuck's name didn't bring up enough hits.  My goal has always been to get Chuckie's story out there to as many people as possible in the hopes that somewhere someone will come across it who knows what really happened that night.  I understand they can't have an entry for every little thing but when the death of a child is involved, I'd like to think they'd show a little more tact.

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Chuckie Mauk

Non-notable murder victim. Google News Archive only brings up 7 articles about the case. [1] A Google search only brings up 1,150 results. [2]Laladoodle92 (talk) 05:31, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Note to closing Admin – You may want to consider leaving this open 7 days from the 12th. Although the AfD was opened on the 9th the final steps were not completed until the 12th. ttonyb (talk) 04:17, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

This AFD hasnt been correctly made. It has to be place an notice on the articles front page ASAP.--BabbaQ (talk) 17:28, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Comment – It has been added; however, I must say I would have expected an experienced editor such as yourself to have added it (or at least requested assistance in adding it) when you noted that it was lacking the final steps. ttonyb (talk) 03:49, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Yes.... I agree.--BabbaQ (talk) 16:50, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of Crime-related deletion discussions. -- • Gene93k (talk) 00:21, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of People-related deletion discussions. -- • Gene93k (talk) 00:21, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Delete per WP:VICTIM. I can find more hits with a search of "Chuck Mauk", however, nothing of real substance. Other than the Nancy Grace hit, there really isn't anything beyond local news coverage. Location (talk) 00:39, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Keep - I believe there are reasons to believe that this person became notable beyond his own murder. The Jacob Wetterling connection, reward, nancy grace.. you can say whatever you like about Nancy but when she brings up a case its often highly notable.--BabbaQ (talk) 17:26, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
    • Adding every case that is on Nancy Grace would be like adding every case that's been on Unsolved Mysteries or America's Most Wanted to Wikipedia. This case wasn't on Nancy Grace on a continuous basis (like the Caylee Anthony case) but it was on Nancy Grace as part of a special she was doing on Cold Cases, where her show featured a different cold case everyday. Also, the reward is only $5000; not a notable amount. Laladoodle92 (talk) 00:54, 14 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Delete doesn't meet WP:VICTIM. we don't create articles for every victim on the basis of a few articles. LibStar (talk) 02:45, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Relisted to generate a more thorough discussion so a clearer consensus may be reached.
Please add new comments below this notice. Thanks, Ron Ritzman (talk) 01:16, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Still Searching for Chuck Mauk's Killer

By Becky Purser
Macon Telegraph Staff Writer

WARNER ROBINS - A $5,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy in a Warner Robins parking lot more than 18 years ago.

Feb. 17, 1986, Charles "Chuckie" Mauk was shot in the head in the parking lot of the former Giant Food store, now Video Warehouse, off Russell Parkway. He and a friend had ridden their bicycles from their homes about a block away to the store to buy some gum and candy.

Wednesday, the reward was offered by The Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation.

The foundation is named after Carole Sund, Juli Sund and Silvina Pelosso, three women who were reported missing and later found murdered near Yosemite National Park in February 1999, according to a statement from Kim Petersen, the foundation's executive director.

It is believed a reward offered in that case resulted in information that helped authorities ultimately find out what happened to the three women, who had disappeared while sight-seeing, the statement said.

The foundation was established to help families in similar situations find out what happened to their loved ones, according to the statement.

For Cathy Miller, Chuckie's mother, the reward money offers renewed hope that she finally will be able to find out why her son's life was taken.

"I need to know what happened," Miller said in a telephone interview. "It's been 18 years, and I still don't know. ... He's the first thing I think of when I wake up in the morning, and he's the last thing I think of every night before I go to bed."

Miller said she learned about the foundation from Nancy Grace, an anchor for Court TV, who is from Macon. Miller said she hopes that Court TV will produce a documentary about Chuckie's slaying.

Investigators have never determined a motive for the shooting, although there was speculation in the community that Chuckie may have witnessed a drug deal in the parking lot, said Houston County sheriff's Lt. Robert Clark.

Chuckie was found by his parents lying in the parking lot near his bike, Miller said. He was still clutching the bubble gum he had bought at the store, Clark said.

"By keeping it fresh in the public's mind ... (someone) may come forward," Clark said. "Somebody has the information."

Authorities do know that Chuckie was seen shortly before his body was discovered at 8:15 p.m. that Monday talking to a man who was driving a white vehicle in the parking lot.

Houston County Sheriff Cullen Talton noted that does not mean the man was involved in the teenager's death, but the man may have some valuable information that may help authorities solve the case.

A sketch of the man was re-released Wednesday at a news conference held at the sheriff's office in Warner Robins, Clark said.

"Hopefully, it will play on somebody's conscience, especially being around Christmastime, and bring closure to the mama," Clark said.

Until she knows what happened to her son, Miller said she'll never know peace.

"I have to be his voice," she said.

Anyone with information about the unsolved shooting is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 478-542-2085 (days) and 478-542-2080 (nights).

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