In Houston, TX, there is a memorial for a supposed Flight 93 victim, Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas.
http://h-town-visually.blogspot.com/201 ... orial.html
She's famous more than the rest for a phone call or something. The memorial was only recently built within the last 3-4 years after the park it's in, Market Square Park, was renovated. I was curious who funded this monument so I did some research and it turns out to have been backed by The Lauren Catuzzi Foundation.
The foundation is accepting contributions through a physical address of a law firm. The board consists only of six members, only three of whom are actually, supposedly, in Houston:
The first two are "her parents", the second seems to be a rich old lady who I'm guessing they just told a sob story and got to sponsor the whole thing, the third has no history and could be completely fictional, while the fourth and fifth are "her sisters".
Of those five, a whois shows the site belongs to Dara Near. Assuming this Lauren never existed, I would think Dara Near is the leading actor or operative behind the Catuzzi myth. The whois also happens to have what seems to be a legitimate email and physical address - Google Maps shows the address is of a rather upscale home in some fancy village. A nice home for a CIA actor?
This site: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/re ... d=20994045
Happens to also have the address of Lauren's "father", I checked that one on Google Maps and it shows a home with an American flag in the front, a nifty touch on part of the perps. These are her supposed parents:
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas ... to-1240336
There isn't much information on these people, and unsurprisingly, the only few existing photographs of Lauren are sketchy. The victim (or vicsim), Lauren, supposedly graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. I'd like to assume that verifying if she's received a degree from that institution would verify if she ever really existed - though it's questionable whether they will provide that information, and it's also not far-fetched to imagine it could be fabricated.
Also courtesy of that site I linked earlier (investorshub.whatever):
"there is no record of
Lauren C Grandcolas in the Social Security Death
Index. There is a listing for her grandmother, Vivian
N Catuzzi, who died September 3, 2001. It is
interesting to note that there are three current and
active phone listings over 6 1/2 years later for
Lauren Grandcolas in the San Rafael phone directory.
Why would a deceased person have current and active
phone listings? "
Lauren managed to release a book after her death: http://www.amazon.com/You-Can-Do-It-Han ... 811846350/
A generic "you can do it!" get-motivated sort of book... Assuming she's fake, they're trying to propel the fictions legacy further.
I think there's still more to be explored with this specific Vicsim, which then in turn, might reveal more about Vicsims as a whole.
Her "husband" found a new "love of his life" and just completely forgot his supposed wife: http://www.marinij.com/ci_18838782
"Jack said that from now on he expects to become more private."
"Although marriage is not imminent — "we do not feel we need a piece of paper," says Hopkins, 45 — Grandcolas has given her a diamond ring to signify his commitment. The diamonds come from a ring that once belonged to Lauren."
Consider the possibility this new wife of his IS Lauren - she never died, she's a CIA actor given the role to play a hero upon a fictional airplane. 10 years later, they feel they played the gag well and can now continue living as they've successfully remade her identity. These are not uncommon things, getting a makeover is very easy.