June 3, 2006 - Girl's disappearance 5 years ago brings family back for clues. ​Gazette article tells Erin's story on the anniversary of her disappearance. See full size article.

July 1, 2006 - Teen People Magazine Article
"My Sister is MISSING"
The August 2006 issue of Teen People magazine runs an article featuring Erin's sister.  
See full size article

December 2001 - Iowa Department of Public Safety
Iowa Department posts Erin on Missing Person Information Clearinghouse. 
See Erin's Info Page

June 3, 2005 - Polk Elementary School Identification Event.
A Help Find a Child Identification Event at Polk Elementary school, Cedar Rapids, provides participating students and staff with a photo ID and personal DNA kit.  A balloon launch ceremony, by Polk students, commemorated the 4th anniversary of the disappearance Erin who was last seen in the Polk neighborhood.  The Cedar Rapids Gazette published a news story on the event.  
Open Gazette Article

June 6, 2004 - Blues Benefit Concert
A concert to benefit both HelpFindaChild and G.I.N.A. was held in Cedar Rapids. We thank all the those who supported us!  Both KCRG and KGAN covered the event and did broadcasts. Prior to the event 96.5 FM interviewed Carolyn on their morning show.  
See 2006-06-04 Gazette Article - See full size poster

December 15, 2004 - Erin's photo sent to nearly 85 Million homes.

DVO, Inc. partners with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  They send out "Have You Seen Me?"® cards, which feature the names and faces of missing children. The cards go out to up to 85 million households each week, are seen by over 120 million people, and have become the most recognized piece of mail in America. Erin was the featured child on the cars sent in December. 

June 1, 2006 - Billboard asks the question, "Have you seen Erin?"
The five-year anniversary is being commemorated with a billboard, generously donated by Lamar Advertising. The Pospisil family is hoping somebody will see this billboard at 12th St. and 1st Ave. SE and will come forward with information that will add anything to the case.
See full billboard from Lamar Advertising.

January 2002 -TruthOrFiction confirms Erin's story Fifteen-year-old Erin Pospisil is missing from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the family fears that she may have been induced to go away with a group of gang members from Chicago.  See the online article

February 12, 2004 - KGAN CBS 2 News runs a news feature on Erin's disappearance. Hopefully the interview will be seen by someone who has information on Erin. The day of the broadcast over 10,000 people visited this site to get more information about Erin.

May 29, 2008 – “Balloon release to mark anniversary of girl’s disappearance”
Family, friends and other members of the community came together on Sunday, June 1st in Van Vechten park to remember missing teen, Erin Pospisil.  Hundreds of balloons with Erin's photo attached where released in remembrance of Erin.  The event was designed to bring attention to Erin and the hundreds of other children missing in Iowa. 
See Gazette Story 2008-05-29

January 2002 - Erin is listed in the SEARCHLIGHT section on AMERICA'S MOST WANTED

Jan 12, 2007 – Ben Ownby and Shawn Hornbeck found
2007 kicked off with great news about two MISSING children. The event gave hope to the parents and family of every missing child. 
Read Carolyn Pospisil’s reaction.

 June 4, 2007 - Annual Event to mark 6 year anniversary. • Read Gazette Pre-event Article
• See Gazette photo from event.

June 23, 2001 - Cedar Rapids Gazette publishes first article on Erin. Download PDF “Search on for missing teen”​

May 2002 - NBC Evening News
The Evening News displayed Erin's photo along with three others in a story on Missing and Exploited children. 
No leads were generated from this exposure.

January 14, 2002 - Cedar Rapids Gazette publishes third article on Erin.
See article: “C.R. parents still awaiting word on missing girl's whereabouts”

November 12, 2008 - KWWL Television news story "A Mother's Search"
News story from KWWL features Erin and Carolyn Pospisil discussing missing children.
View story on KWWL site
 Download the story - 2008-11-12_KWWL

April 28, 2008 - Missing teen case from 2001 still open
 Newspaper article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Q: Is there and new information on Erin Pospisil, the Cedar Rapids teenager who went missing almost seven years ago?
​See Gazette Newspaper Story

May 2004 - Star Transportation features Erin on the cover of their Monthly magazine.Thousands of truckers across the nation see her photo and details of her disappearance.

September 10, 2001 - National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Erin is listed as missing they publish her poster. 

Erin's Poster has been updated with an age progressed photo. ​See Erin's current page at the National Center.

June 6, 2001 - The first poster of Erin is put up in businesses in the area from where she vanished.

Television Stories, Newspaper Articles and Events 2001 - 2009 

Jan 18, 2007 - Rescued boys give woman hope.
The Cedar Rapids Gazette did a follow-up story with Carolyn Pospisil.
"Cedar Rapids Carolyn Pospisil cried through most of the night after she learned two kidnapped Missouri boys were found safe Friday in suburban St. Louis."   
Read Gazette Article 2007-01-18

June 3, 2001 – Erin gets into a car to get a ride home... never makes it. 

June 4, 2001 – Erin is missing. Searches begin for Erin with calls and neighborhood canvasing.
She is nowhere to be found.

January 2002 -The Polly Klaas Foundation lists Erin on their website and assists by publishing a poster. 
See the original poster.

August 13, 2001 – Second article published by the Cedar Rapids Gazette on Erin. ​ See Gazette Story

June 1, 2009 - Family remembers missing girl.
As they have every year for the past eight around the first week of June, Carolyn and Jim Pospisil gathered Sunday afternoon with friends and family.  They met at the Van Vechten Park pavilion with chips, summer salads and meat for a cookout, but first they paused to remember the one who wasn’t there. 
View Gazette Story

June 1, 2009 - Family Still Searching for Teen 8 Years Later 
CEDAR RAPIDS – Eight years of unanswered questions have haunted the Pospisil family.

But, they refuse to give up. ​Read KCRG-TV story

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​​August 25, 2002 - The New York Times article"John Walsh seems to know them all. Logan Tucker, Kiplyn Davis, Christopher Samples, Sabrena Beck, Erin Pospisil."  No leads were generated from the article. See the complete article.​