GINA for Missing Persons Launches

The Squeaky Wheel

World-Wide Tour
October 17-November 4, 2006

Hundreds of Artists Banding Together in Events Across the U.S. and in Eight Countries to Reach Over 150 Missing People and Bring ONE Home….


Featured Local: Gina Clark 21 year old (at the time of disappearance) was last seen at 8:30 P at her Kansas City residence near Mersington and Cleveland. Later that night she called a family member, but the call was disconnected. If you have any info on this case call Kansas City PD at 816-234-5136

Featured Local: Summer Shipp disappeared on Dec. 8, 2004, while conducting door-to-door market research surveys. She was last seen in the
1500 block of W College Terrace in Independence, Missouri.  If you have any info on this case, email Brandy Shipp at

Featured Local: April Wiss was staying with a friend. One night after the friend went to bed, April took her wallet, pager and apartment keys and disappeared. She has not been seen since that time.
Date of Birth - 9/1/83 Date Missing - 1/11/00 Missing from - Wichita, Kansas
L.E.A. - Wichita Police Dept.      Contact - Det. Mumma
Telephone Number - (316)337-6566


The Grand Emporium Oct. 27, 2006

LIVE! Patrick Lentz, Steve Ewing (from The Urge), Anchondo
Doors open at: 8pm
Show starts at: 9pm
3832 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(1 block north of the 39th & Main intersection)
For info call: (816) 561-2560

Get tickets for $8 in advance, $10 at door. 



LOS ANGELES, CA (September 22, 2006) --- GINA for Missing Persons, the internationally acclaimed concert series to raise awareness for those who go missing every year, announces The Squeaky Wheel Tour, October 17-November 4,2006. This world-wide tour will feature

several hundred artists performing in 150 events throughout 50 states and eight countries. The focus of the events is to gain attention for over 150 missing people in the effort to bring at least ONE home.

The international "Squeaky Wheel Tour" honors Gina 80S, who disappeared from Lincoln, Nebraska six years ago. The 19-day tour is the creation of her sister, Jannel Rap, who developed the GINA Concert Series in 2001 bringing together recording artists from all over the U.S. to obtain attention for ALL people who are missing. Every missing child, every missing adult is an important missing person. When loved ones disappear, their family members' lives are devastated. A large part of their lives have been carved out, snatched away, and their only focus is to have their missing loved ones returned.

"Each missing person's story is unique, important and as valuable as the next," said Rap. "If someone took your child or your sister or brother, what would you do? Would you pull down the moon? Would you look under the rock? Would you scream as loud as you could?"

"Would you become the Squeaky Wheel?" added Rap.

"The Squeaky Wheel Tour" will have its kick-off event in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 16-17,2006 and officially conclude with an event in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 4. In addition, pre- and post-"Squeaky" events will take place starting September 6 with a Webcast concert featuring GINA/LA Women in Music 2006 Contest Winners in Hollywood, CA. A list of the musical artists, locations, and dates are outlined on the following page. This list is also posted at and is updated daily.




About GINA for Missing Persons

ABOUT GINA: Singer/songwriter Jannel Rap's sister, Gina Bos, disappeared on October 17, 2000. Gina's story had no scandal, no suspects and lacked the hook and intrigue to get the attention of the national public. Gina had simply vanished after performing at a pub in Lincoln, NE. Six months of slamming doors inspired Jannel into action...and the concept of using entertainment to get attention for the missing was born.

In 2001, Jannel organized a concert series in honor of her sister, called The GINA Sessions, sponsored by GINA for Missing Persons. The series brings together recording artists from all over the country in an effort to raise awareness of all the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and children who go missing every year. In addition, through GINA ( Jannel has produced a television series called America Lost and FOUND, and now hosts a monthly international webcast featuring missing persons from around the globe.




Jannel Rap

GINA for Missing Persons 877-411-GINA; 714-779-2754


Michelle Fox

GINA for Missing Persons 818-679-5577


Susan Morrow

Morrow & Associates Public Relations 972-669-8660