Missing Relatives

With each day that passes since the tsunami in South Asia, new stories come to light. One that we're covering Friday on “DaySide” is American families turning to private investigators (search) to help find relatives still missing from the disaster.

Thursday, a woman told me how her whole family, frustrated by almost zero communication from the State Department (search) (and/or the relevant embassies in the region), they are thinking of hiring a P.I. to fly over there and start searching the hospitals and morgues. It's grim work, but these families are desperate.

Amid the breaking news of the day, we'll also see if there are further developments in the Andrea Yates (search) case — as I reported today, her convictions have been overturned for drowning her children. This appeals decision opens the way for a new trial, but doesn't necessarily mean there will be one. If news warrants, we'll ask Andrea's lawyer to be on our show.

Send me your questions or comments at: dayside@foxnews.com.

Also, for those of you who asked to help the children of the tsunami, here are three excellent websites:


Save the Children

Christian Children's Fund
1-800-776-6767 (refer to "Child Alert Fund")

See you Friday,


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