Sources include but not limited to: Dateline, web of lies, the Id channel, tmz, eonline, etc. TV Listings; TV Best Bets. Politics. It aired on dateline … Five weeks passed before incidents arose that caused suspicion about identity: she made comments about things and people that were inconsistent with facts pertaining to Laura; and a university roommate also reported some physical discrepancies. According to a death certificate, 18-year-old Whitney Cerak died on April 26, 2006. ... Matt Lauer/Mistaken Identity Neither family spoke publicly about the incident for nearly two years. After watching their inspirational messages, Jeremy bought me the book they wrote so I could read it. 2012 Bob Skinner Memorial Youth Deer Hunt, Long Beards and Spurs - Turkey Calls Sub-Board, Bow and Arrows - Bowfishing & Bowbuilding Sub-Board, Fisheries and wildlife surveys, harvest reports and population monitoring surveys. 2013 Bob Skinner Memorial Youth Hunt. Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope is a best-selling non-fiction book[1] describing an incident in which the identities of two young female casualties were confused after a vehicle crash. Please Read Before Registering. HUNTING. [6] A similar looking woman who survived but was unable to communicate was identified as Laura van Ryn. I just finished a truly amazing book- “Mistaken Identity.” A few months ago, on Dateline I believe, we watched the story of the Van Ryn and Cerak families. Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope is a best-selling non-fiction book describing an incident in which the identities of two young female casualties were confused after a vehicle crash. The Sixties ... Hamilton police now say the overnight home invasion on in Hamilton was the result of mistaken identity. Whitney Cerak and Laura Van Ryn both went to the same college and both were in a fatal accident on a school trip. Book signing: Colleen and Newell Cerak plan a reception and … Hi, I've been searching for the video of the episodes whereby the families were interviewed on Oprah and/or Dateline but I can't seem to find it! NBC's "Dateline": Features Whitney Cerak, her family and the Van Ryn family, 9 p.m. Friday. Soundtracks. Mistaken Identity By Sara Holzem. [7][8], On April 26, 2006, a Taylor University van carrying nine students and staff members collided with a tractor-trailer being driven by Robert F. Spencer on Interstate 69 in Indiana. In 2006, Whitney Cerak survived a horrific traffic accident that killed four others, but she was mistaken for Laura van Ryn, one of the fatalities who had strikingly similar looks to Whitney. In a case of mistaken identity, two Arizona families were shocked as they found out the truth about two young women involved in a tragic car accident. The reason I post them here is because I was so inspired by the strong faith of these two families and the Taylor University campus community. Sara tells a crazy story about A female soldier who is abducted from a military base. The family of … Mark Tabb is a former pastor whom The New York Times described as "the go-to guy when a collaborator is needed on books with spiritual themes. [10], Some physical similarities existed between the two women but the severity of the injuries, which included severe head trauma and the immediate inability to communicate led local government officials to mis-identify the casualties, the hospital to carry through with the unfortunate action and caused both families to respond in a manner appropriate to the situation of each casualty: Cerak was taken care of by the van Ryn family in the belief that she was their daughter. Photos: Mistaken identity How two families discovered their daughters had been misidentified after a deadly crash ... 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