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Monday, September 15, 2014

Hannah E Graham: University student missing from Virginia




Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18, from the University of Virginia has been reported missing on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.  She was last seen late Friday night.
Hannah Elizabeth Graham, who has been reported missing from UVA in Charlottesville where she is a student. (Courtesy Charlottesville PD)
Hannah Elizabeth Graham, a student at the college, is described as a white female, 18 years old. She is approximately 5'11" with a skinny build. She has blue eyes, light brown hair and has freckles.  She sent a text to friends at about 1:20 a.m. on September 13, according to a report on newsplex.com.

Charlottesville Police Department Press Release:
On Sunday September 14th at 4:34 pm, the Charlottesville Police Department received a call of a missing 18-year-old female UVA student. Hannah Elizabeth Graham was last seen Friday night/Saturday morning between midnight and 1 a.m.

On Sunday, her friends and family realized that none of them had seen or had contact with her since Friday night and a call was placed to the Emergency Communications Center by her friends, reporting her missing. The Charlottesville Police Department in turn notified the University of Virginia Police Department of the report.

Charlottesville Police detectives responded immediately and have been working to find Hannah since learning of her disappearance. A search using a bloodhound was conducted Sunday evening, but that search did not turn up anything useful.

If anyone has any information or has seen Hannah anytime from Friday night to the present, please call the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Scott Vogan: Missing from Indiana


Scott Vogan is missin from Fort Wayne, IN.  He was last seen 8/28/2014 driving a white 2013 Infinity with temporary Indiana paper license plate.

On the Help Us Find Scott Vogan Facebook page it states:


"Scott has had an extremely rough time the past few years and two weeks ago he hopped in the car and left. Normally, he stays with a friend, or relative for a couple days and comes home, or at the least remains in contact via cell phone with the family. We have been helping his wife to sort through this and work with local PD to locate Scott, but it hasn't been fruitful.

His wife has asked that I post this in the hopes that it goes viral and someone, somewhere knows where Scott is. We are all praying for his safe return. Please post and repost this message. Please share with news sites. Please pray to God for his safety and that God will hold this family tight in his arms while this unfolds.

Scott's white 2013 Infinity still has the dealer temporary paper license plate on it. He was last seen in the vicinity of the Meijer store at IN Hwy 37 and I-469.

Scott, we are praying for your health and safe return. Come home, brother, your family and friends need you."

If you have any information about Scott or see him or his car, please leave a tip here or take a photo of what you see and let us know.  Sometimes a car is easier to spot than a person, so if you see a car that you think is Scott's, take a photo and pass on where you saw it.  You can also go to the Help Us Find Scott Vogan Facebook page and leave a message.

Javion Johnson: Amber Alert for 5-year-old boy from Oklahoma


Photo of man who took car, but no photo of Javion, yet.
UPDATE:  9/14/14 -
Officials tell FOX23 that Javoin was found safe.  It appears he was never in the can in the first place.  WTH? 


Police say the child was never in the vehicle and they are questioning the person who made the initial report.

Previous story:  An Amber Alert has been activated in Tulsa for a missing 5-year-old boy.

Javion Johnson was inside a car when it was stolen from a convenience store on 33rd and Yale about 9:05 p.m. on Saturday night. 

The person who stole the car was wearing a ball cap and flannel shirt with a tattoo on the right side of his neck. 

Please keep a look out for a purplish-blue 1990 Chevrolet Suburban with Oklahoma license plate number 656-DXR.

Javion was wearing black, brown and red shirt and blue jeans. 

Robert and Marian Gleason: Missing from Ohio Found

UPDATE 9/13/14 - Robert and Marian have been found deceased.  Their truck was discovered after neighbors went to see why a dog kept barking and running down an embankment.  They found the Gleason inside their truck that had traveled the road between two houses across the street from their house.  The truck ended up going down a hill and veered around some trees and slid down more till stopping in the gully. 

Police Lt. Barry Walker said it's unclear whether the couple died immediately, or if a medical condition may have precipitated the crash. The coroner is investigating to determine the cause of death.

Previous story:  Robert and Marian Gleason from West Chester, Ohio are missing. 

Robert, 85, and Marian, 86, were reported missing on Tuesday, Sept. 9.  They were last seen at a cardiologist appointment at 11a.m.  They were to meet with their daughter but they never showed up.

They are driving a red 1997 GMC pickup truck with Ohio license plates BD30HS.



The police are going to look through traffic cameras on I-42 to see if they can spot the truck.  A search has been organized and they plan on continuing.

If you see the couple, but most importantly if you see the truck please call the police at 513-777-2231.  They may have gotten lost and could be on a side road or stuck somewhere.  If you live in the area they would have traveled please check your property. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tanya Gonzalez: Missing from Miami

UPDATE 9/15/14 - More has come out about this story:

Robert Gonzalez, Tanya's father talked with CBS Miami and said Tanya had just moved into a new apartment after breaking up with Roy Blanco, her live-in boyfriend of five years.  Gonzalez said that Blanco was controlling and was trying to come in between Tanya and her family and was watching her cell phone and trying to stop Tanya from going anywhere.  Tanya had moved on and was dating someone else.

“She felt nothing for him no more,” said Gonzalez. “She told her mother, she told me, she told him."  Robert said there were repercussions for her actions because, Blanco "went ballistic."

Her family believes Blanco was stalking her when she went missing.  Strangely, Blanco was found off the coast of Key West when the boat he rented ran out of glass.  Evidently he rented the boat around the time Tanya went missing, and took his mother and two dogs with him.  The family says Blanco never returned the rental boat and was later found off the coast of Key West when he ran out of gas.

Previous story:  Tanya Gonzalez, 28, from Miami was last seen Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.  She went shopping with her aunt in Midtown Miami and they both left in separate cars.  Tanya has not been seen since and her cell phone is off.

Tanya has not called her family nor has she shown up at work. 

If you see her or her vehicle  (searching to see what it is), please call 911.  
Tanya's car looks like this


Alberto has given us more information as posted:  "She drives a blue BMW 335i. She is now believed to be driving a white 2001 mercury wagon. She has two large dogs and is believe to be with her ex boyfriend and his mother."  Thanks, Alberto.  Keep us posted.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Colton Brandt Turner: 2-year-old missing, mother last seen him in July Found



UPDATE:  Colton's body has been found.  The police will not say if he was found buried in some sort of container.

“We are not going to go into the investigative details of what brought us to where we’re at,” Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix said. “We still have search warrants to run.”

 UPDATE:  The police are in a wooded area in Southeast Austin Friday morning after receiving what they called a "strong" lead into the case.

They plan to do "excavation of the site…"

I believe the police thought it was a custody situation and didn't want to get involved. 

This is the law in Texas:

  1. The parent, spouse, or guardian must contact a law enforcement agency and file a missing person report. The missing person must be entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) files by the law enforcement agency.
  2. A "Missing Persons Clearinghouse MP-3 Report Form" must be signed, completed and returned to the MPCH. (Forms can be obtained from the MPCH or online at Downloadable Forms).
  3. A current, original photograph must be received by the MPCH. (NOTE: Do not write on the back of the photo.)
  4. In case of parental abductions, a copy of the custody order stating that the reporting parent has custody must be received by MPCH. 
  5. The parent, spouse, guardian or investigating officer must notify MPCH immediately of the location or return of the missing person.
 
Was it number 4 that kept the police from moving forward in this investigation?  This is why the police should NOT be making a call on whether they should search for someone or not and the decision should go to the police chief or a trained MP board to decide. This board will also help assure that all the steps are being done by law to search for the person including putting their information into NCIC. Because the police wouldn't do a missing person report, then other agencies were stone-walled to help the dad. Things have GOT TO CHANGE.

Photo given to Brandon a few days ago
of Colton
Photo given to Brandon a few days
ago of Colton
Brandon Pelfrey, Colton's dad is searching
for his son.
Police are searching for a missing Williamson County boy who has been missing since Wednesday evening.

Police were called to a Cedar Park home in Texas to check on Colton Brandt Turner, 2, and his mother Meghan Work, 20. 

The police found  Meghan outside the home, but no sign of the boy.  Work told the police she was homeless and been sleeping in her car with her son, and that she last saw Colton in July.

“Not knowing where the child is.  The mother not knowing who has the child, where the child is, what the welfare of the child is.  That’s what make us believe that he is in danger,” the Cedar Park Assistant Police Chief Mike Harmon told KVUE news.

Colton’s father , Brandon Pelfrey, has been searching for him since May.  He contacted the police but was told it was not an emergency.  It wasn’t until he received photos of his son with cuts and bruises from an unnamed source, that the police began to go look for him. 

Tabatha Dawdy that identified herself as Brandon’s cousin posted on Facebook,  “Three weeks ago he begged Bertram PD to make a report when they said it wasn't an emergency Brandon spent the next few weeks trying to persuade them that it was. He called the center for missing and exploited children and without a report fro the police they wouldn't help. He's spent the last week chasing whatever lead he could and all this morning g running g down everyone he and she knew for help or info.

Investigators narrowed down through talking with other people that no one has seen Colton since July.

Authorities stated that Work was known by Child Protective Services, but did not say much more than that.  She will be charged with endangering and abandoning a child. 


Meagan with Colton

Meagan posted on her Facebook page that she works as a waitress at Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill and went to Leander High School.  She wrote on the About : 
About Meagan
"My name is Meagan; DUH! :))
I have a absolutly perfect an beautiful son named Colton Brandt Pelfrey.I would do anything for him in a heartbeat, there's not on person that comes before him!
I love few and trust fewer.
Fuck the haterz, and girls 
I'm country, i have lived my life on the safe side an i'm ready to strat livin on the edge!
I like campin, fishin, partyin an barrel racin.
I'm startin fresh on life an the people in it, today is a new day an i want nothing to do with the past.
I dont smoke cigs, i lowered on my weed a lil.. still workin on that part and i will defintly drink if you give me a beer an a sober driver 
I loovvee country boys who know how to take care of a country girl.
Screw prince charming i want a man in wrangler jeans, cowboy boots an a cowboy hat.
Country music an camo is my life! 
Talk shit about my son, an your ass is mine! I like a lil scuffle. (; I'm a great friend but a real bad enemy. Get to know me. "
Colton has blond hair and green eyes and is 3-feet-tall.  He may have a black and purple blanket with him.  Think back if you have seen a boy that looks like Colton or maybe someone is taking care of a child that they did not have a few months before. 

If you have any information about him, please call 911.

http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2014/09/11/two-year-old-cedar-park-boy-missing/15474501/

Jennifer Cobos, Teen missing from Texas Found

UPDATE 9/15/14:   Jennifer Cobos, was found safe on Sunday in Oklahoma, according to reports.

Jennifer Cobos, 13, is missing from Spring, Texas.  She may be with a man named Eduardo Campos, aka Eddie or Lalo.  They may be in a silver or gray 1999 Ford Mustang with a red hood, partial Texas plate F__-215. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Catherine Hoggle and her two children are missing from Maryland - mom found, kids still missing


UPDATE:  9/15/15 - Are the Hoggle children dead? 

“We keep a ray of hope, but from what she said and what we know about what information that should be provided about them, and that she hasn’t contacted them, this is the natural progression for us,” said Capt. Darren Francke, head of Montgomery police’s major crimes division, at a Monday morning news conference, regarding the homicide charges they are pursuing against Catherine Hoggle.

UPDATE:  9/13/14 - Hoggle was taken into custody after she was found walking in the area of Century Rock Boulevard and Crystal Rock Drive about 11:15 p.m.  Sarah and Jacob , were not with her and are still missing.

A Clarksburg mom and her two children have gone missing in Maryland.

It wasn't until Catherine Hoggle, 27, went missing before the family realized the two children were missing also. 

Catherine was last seen at the Chik-fil-A restaurant in the 19900 block of Aircraft Drive in Montgomery County on Monday by her husband, Troy Hoggle.  They were on the way to pick up the children, at least that was what Troy believed.  Catherine went inside the restaurant and then went out another door to the German Transit Center and disappeared. 

Authorities now know that the Hoggle's two children, Sarah, 3, and Jacob, 2, are also missing.  Jacob  went missing when Catherine borrowed her father's car and took him to get some pizza.  When she returned to her parent's she told her mother that Jacob was at a friends house.  Troy worked nights and didn't know that Jacob hadn't come home from his grandmother's home.


Then Monday morning Catherine took Sarah to the daycare, and when she returned home she told Troy she dropped Sara and Jacob at the daycare.  When Troy insisted they go pick up the children,  on the way Catherine asked to stop at a fast food restaurant.  That is when she slipped out the back door of the restaurant and made her way to the transit center.  

Authorities are concerned about their welfare as Catherine has been going to daily medical appointments as she has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Marissa Jackson missing from Massachusetts Found

UPDATE 9/8/14 - The body believed to be that of Marissa Jackson was discovered Tuesday morning in a wooded area near the intersection of Amity Street and University Drive in Amherst.

Marissa L. Jackson, 26, was last seen walking in the area of her apartment at Belchertown Road, or Route 9, in Amherst, Mass at about 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

Jackson is white and has brown hair and brown eyes and was wearing a white top, blue jean shorts and white shoes with multi-colored laces.

If you have any information about Marissa, please call Amherst police at (413) 259-3000 or (413) 259-3015.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Kristy Kelley: Missing from Indiana


Kristy Kelley

Authorities are investigating if there is any connection between the case of missing Joelle Lockwood who has been found after being rescued from her captures this weekend and the disappearance of Kristy Kelley from Boonville, Ind. who went missing in August.

"What we know is that Kristy Kelley was at the VFW at 1:30 Friday morning.  We have video of what we think is her vehicle going past the TasteeFreeze out here at about 1:50 a.m., said Warrick County Sheriff Brett Kruse told volunteers reports RTV 6.

Joelle Lockwood
Kristy is the mother of two children and authorities says she has not been in contact with anyone since that day.

Joelle Lockwood that went missing from Evansville, Ind. since July, has been found.

Evansville police were told a man was able to get Joelle out of a home in Posey County where she was being held captive at and Saturday the Posey County Sheriff's Office and Evasville Police Department served a warrant at the home and took into custody two people.

Joelle was last seen near Park and Florida streets on July 6 before she disappeared, the Evansville Courier and Press reported.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Christina Morris: Missing from Texas

More information is coming out on this case.

Christina parked her car at the Shops of Legacy to go to  Henry's Tavern. 

No one realized she was missing until her boss called her family saying she had not shown up for work.  Christina is a photographer for a match making website.

ABC News reported that Morris’ last 15 phone calls went to her boyfriend.  According to Christina's parents he never reported her missing. 

Previous story:Christina Marie Morris, 23, from Fort Worth, Texas has been missing since, August 31, 2014. 

Christina went to visit friends at the 5700 block of Scruggs Way in Plano at the Shops of Legacy around 4 a.m..  She left with a friend and walked into a parking garage at 5715 Legacy Drive to get into her car.  The friend walked towards his car and she walked towards hers.  Christina's car was found in the parking garage. 

She has not been to work and has made no contact with anyone.

A search has been conducted over the Labor Day weekend around Parkwood blvd and Hedgecoxe Rd., and the nearby wooded area.

She is described as being a white female, approximately 5’4” tall, 100 pounds, and has blonde hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information about Christina, please call the Plano police at 972-424-5678.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ismael Tristan Santisteban: 4-year-old missing from Florida Found


UPDATE:9/5/14 -  Tampa Police found Ismael 'Tristan' Santisteban in downtown Tampa early Friday morning, after an Amber Alert was issued Thursday night…Police said they also have a suspect in custody.”

Previous report:  An Amber Alert has been released for 4-year-old Ismael Tristan Santisteban from Hudson, Fla. 

Police were sent to Ismael’s home at 7718 Hatteras Drive for a welfare check on Aug. 28.  Police saw signs of foul play in the home and found four bodies outside of the home belonging to two males and two females.  Ismael was not located.

Police believe that Ismael may be with Adam Matos, 28, from Pennsylvania.  Matos is believed to be Ismael’s father.  He has been arrested many times for stalking and harassment, and is wanted for a domestic violence incident.  They both may be traveling in a 1991 blue Ford F-150 truck. 

If you see either one of them, please call the Pasco Sheriff Dept. at 727-706-2488.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Isabella "Bella" Grogan-Cannella: 8-year-old missing from Bullhead City Arizona Found

Isabella Bella Grogan Cannella
UPDATE:  9/4/14 - The family have positively identified the remains of Bella found in a shallow grave near her home.  Justin Rector has been booked into the Mohave County jail on charges of first degree murder, kidnapping and shoplifting.

UPDATE:  9/3/14 - During a press conference this evening it has been announced that a body has been found. Bullhead City Police released Wednesday afternoon that an FBI forensic team found a body near Chaparral and Newberry Drive in Bullhead City. This is close to where Bella lived.  They have not confirmed it is the body of missing Bella.

The police are still searching for the person responsible for the crime. 
Previous story:  Isabella "Bella" Grogan-Cannella, 8, was reported missing on Tuesday from her home on the 2400 block of Lakeside Dr. in Bullhead City, AZ.

The family noticed that Bella was gone around 1:30 a.m. The family told the Bullhead City police that she was not in her bed or anywhere else in the home.

I have read she was last seen at 11:30 p.m. that night, but I can't pin-point where that is coming from.  So, until I read more confirmation....

The Mohave Valley Daily News reports late this morning that Justin James Rector, 26, an acquaintance of the family, was arrested Tuesday night.  The arrest was for an unrelated charge, reported Emily Fromelt, spokesperson for the Bullhead City Police Department. On May 1, 2014, a Justin James Rector, 25, "was arrested Monday after he came to the police department lobby to turn himself in on an outstanding felony warrant for trespassing, criminal damage and disorderly conduct," and on August 25, 2013 "Justin James Rector, 25, was arrested Friday after a traffic stop at Marina Boulevard and Clearwater Drive on a vehicle in which he was a passenger. A check showed that he had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear."
Justin Rector

A Justin Rector from Bullhead City left this message on his Facebook page:

"everyone gonna believe what they chose but as of now shes still not home and talking shit n making threats doesnt seem like a good strategy on getting her home to me..everyones a suspect but ive been interrogated and cleared no charges and im still in touch with the authorities......".

Tania Grogan
The police have searched the neighborhood along with volunteers but she has not been located.  The police do not know if it was a break-in or if she was abducted or walked away from the home on her own. 

Bullhead City Chief Brian Williamson stated that many county law enforcement agencies have joined Colorado River by land and by boat and has been joined by the FBI. 

Justin Rector
"A criminal investigation is underway," said Williamson.

 Williamson said they may be asking for help from the public and would let the public know in the future what they need.  Williamson promised to let the community know of any updates frequently so "you know what is going on," and asked that people living in the community to check their homes and property and keep an eye out for Bella.

Williamson encouraged everyone who may have information to please call the Bullhead Police Dept. at 928-763-1999.

"Let us decide if it is important information or not.  Don't think that you are bothering us.  Any information may just be the thing we are looking for," said Williamson.

Tania Grogan, Bella's mother posted:  

"ISABELLA IS MY DAUGHTER..... THERE STILL LOOKING ..... NOTHING HAS BEEN FOUND.... MY BABY GIRL IS VERY STRONG ..... NO ONE CAN EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE HOW IM FEELING RIGHT NOW.... BABY GIRL MOMMY LOVES YOU .... AND I WILL FIND YOU NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES I WILL FIND YOU AN BRING YOU HOME ......"

Tania Grogan
Bella is 4'8" tall, around 85 pounds with long dark blonde hair and blue eyes.  She was wearing a green ruffled sparkly tank top and dark colored shorts.  She may be barefoot.

Although a report came in that girl clothing was taken from a Walmart in the area there is not confirmation if it was tied to the case.  Followed with a citing of a white 1987 Chevy Camaro with AZ plates on Hwy 95 with three males, one female driver and a small child in the back seat dressed in pink.  

In April 2012, Isabel Celis, 6,  from Tucson AZ (which is about 5 hours away from Bullhead City) went missing and was last seen in her bedroom.  Although the police went back to the area in Jan. 2014, no further information was found to solve the mystery of her disappearance, and she remains missing to this day. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Wheels of Hope launches event September 11-14



Dennis Crowley founder of Wheels of Hope, will be riding his hand cycle to show his support for the missing in Colorado for a Wheels of Hope Event.  He will be taking the same route that Kelsie Jean Schelling, 21, of Denver took to go see her boyfriend in Feburary 2013.  She went missing and has not been seen since.

If you can show your support please join Dennis and others family's of missing for a rally in Pueblo when he reaches that destination on September 14. 


If you cannot be there, you can still show your support for Dennis and the missing by sharing this story and liking his Facebook page.  He is also accepting donations on his website.

Ashley Selby: Teen missing from Ohio Found

Ashley's mom contacted me this morning as said her daughter had been found safe. 
From Ashley's mom, "Ashley Selby ran away from our home in Hillsboro, Ohio Friday August 29, 2014 around 9:30 p.m. Ashley is 16 years old. The last time she was seen, she was wearing a tank top and shorts(not sure of the color). She had a red and blue plaid cloth purse with her. I received a message Saturday night that she was spotted at our local Kroger gas station with a Caucasian male between the ages of 25-30. She was  reported to have been pumping gas while he was walking up to pay. The person did not notice what the car looked like."
 Ashley has pink hair and blue eyes. She approximately 5'1" and 120lbs. She has a scar across the bridge of her nose. Ashley is severely bipolar and needs her medications. There has also been a report filed with the Highland County Sheriff's Department.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ricardo Levenberry and Jesse Veasey: Missing from Maryland

Ricardo Levenberry and Jesse Veasey Jr., both 16, from Elkton, Maryland have vanished under suspicious circumstances, and have been missing for a week says the police.

Ricardo got into a dark blue car after riding his bicycle.  Brian Roberts said that Jesse got into a dark blue car, too. 

“We were playing basketball on 13 and the dark blue car pulled up and I told him, `Do not get in there; something’s about to happen.’ He said, `Why?’ I just said, `Don’t get in there,'” he said.

Police tracked down the drivers of the car, who told them both teens were dropped off and okay, but Elkton police have not located either teen.

Elkton police have searched for the teens but have not located them.  They believe they may have been taken over the state lines.  The FBI has been called in.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Zamien Benditt Parkes: Missing from Wyalusing Found

UPDATE 8/31/14 - A body matching the description Zamien was found in a tree about a quarter mile from his home.

Zamien Benditt Parkes, 17, is missing from Wyalusing, Pa.   The state police are saying he is a runaway and was last seen around 11 p.m. on Saturday, August 16 at his home on Tubach Pond Road.

One of Zamien’s friends said that he got a text from him, where he said he needed an ambulance.  He was asked why and he responded that he had to go.

Zamien attends Wyalusing Valley High School and Zamien, a star athlete is missed as students returned to school after the summer.

Volunteers have been searching for him and have covered the area around where he lived and spread out to woods near Wilmot Township. 

Zamien is believed to have an iPod Touch with him, and his last post on Facebook was with a friend the night he went missing when he asked for an ambulance.

One of Zamien’s friends said he has runaway before but always let his friends know where he was, but this time he has not contacted anyone. 

Zamien is 6 feet tall, 130 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and was wearing black shorts with a white stripe.  He may have a backpack with him. 

Martin John Rogers: Missing from Gaithersburg Found

UPDATE 9/5/14 - Maryland State Police troopers were called to the area of Smith Road in Allegany County, where passers-by located what appeared to be an abandoned car.  Police found a body near the vehicle they identified as belonging to Martin Rogers.

Previous story:  Martin John Rogers, 54, has been missing since Aug. 21 from his Gaithersburg, Maryland. 

He left his home to go to a meeting for the National Institutes of Health where he specializes in tropical diseases, but he never showed up.  He was seen in a video checking into a hotel in La Valle. 

In the video the police stated he looked "stressed out".    Rogers phone is off and he has not used his credit card since the 21st. 

Rogers may be driving his blue 2001 Audi A4 with Maryland tags 1BF6739 or it may be parked somewhere so please keep a look out for it and if you see if take a photo and let the police know. 

Rogers is a white male, about 5’10″ tall and weighing 150 pounds. He has gray/white hair, blue eyes, wears glasses, and was last seen wearing brown khaki pants and a green and tan checkered, collared shirt.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Trenton Duckett: 2-year-old missing since 2006

An age-progressed photo has been released for Trenton Duckett.

Trenton Duckett was only 2-years-old when he went missing from his home in Florida in 2006. 

Trenton’s mom Melinda Duckett called the Leesburg police on Aug. 27 and told them that someone had broken into the home.  A screen window in Trenton's bedroom had been cut,, but nothing else was ever found.

Josh Duckett, Trenton’s father was estranged from Melinda.  He took a polygraph test and police were satisfied he had nothing to do with Trenton’s disappearance.

Melinda did not take a polygraph test. 

Authorities found that the last time Trenton had been seen was when he was picked up from daycare on Aug. 25.  Josh had not seen him since June. 

Melinda went on the Nancy Grace show and faced tough criticism from Nancy.

Partial copy of transcript below - go to link above to read all.

MELINDA DUCKETT: I can remember perfectly well where I went that day. Just like I have spoken to the FBI with it. But as far as anything else goes we haven`t had very good dealings with any of them.

GRACE: Well don`t you think it would be a great idea, for instance if you were at a local JCPenney`s or Sears Roebuck to tell the viewers right now this is where we were. Did you see anything? Did you notice anything? Here`s your child`s picture? Here`s my picture. Help me. Where were you? Why aren`t you telling us where you were that day, you were the last person to be seen with him?

MELINDA DUCKETT: And we have already gone out and distributed the fliers and spoken to --

GRACE: Right, why aren`t you telling us and giving us a clear picture of where you were before your son was kidnapped?

MELINDA DUCKETT: Because I`m not going to put those kind of details out?

GRACE: Why?

MELINDA DUCKETT: Because I was told not to.

GRACE: Ms. Duckett, you are not telling us for a reason. What is the reason? You refuse to give even the simplest facts of where you were with your son before he went missing. It is day 12.

MELINDA DUCKETT: (INAUDIBLE) with all media. It`s not just there, just all media. Period.

GRACE: Let`s go to Dr. Lillian Glass, psychologist. Weak spots?

GLASS: This doesn`t make any sense to me. And the fact that she`s skirting around the issue and can`t get to the point concerns me a lot. Her reaction is not the typical reaction of a mother who has a missing child, whose child was taken from the bed when she says I don`t cry my eyes out. Most people would be emotional about it and the fact that she`s been skirting the issue through this entire interview concerns me."

Melinda committed suicide the next day.  Grace was criticized by the family for airing the show and subsequently Melinda’s family sued CNN and Nancy Grace for contributing to her suicide.  Grace said it just confirmed her guilt.  The case was settled out of court. 

“She wasn’t one anyone ever would have thought of to do something like this.  She and that baby just loved each other, couldn’t get away from each other.  She wouldn’t hurt a bug,” said Bill Eubank, Duckett’s grandfather. 

Delano Wilson: Amber Alert for missing baby from Indianapolis

UPDATE 8/30/14 - The authorities have decided to cancel the Amber Alert for Delano, because they believe there has been sufficient awareness publicized about the missing baby.  Police believe the search for the baby is a search-and-rescue mission, and they will continue to look even though they have searched every place possible.

The Amber Alert said the baby was seen with a white man and a Hispanic woman in a 2000 blue Ford Taurus.

 Neighbors are critical of the authorities and believe they should continue to search until the baby is found, stating that the search has not continued and there was no one searching anymore.  Regardless, neighbors are voluntarily looking for him, "He is out there.  Dead or alive, he is out there somewhere." 

This is very true and I agree that the search must continue until Delano is found, dead or alive.  I suspect the police do not believe the father's story and feel Delano is dead, but that is when they must continue the search because they need Delano's body to prosecute the person that is responsible for his death.  There are so many missing children out there and so many murderers walking free, because without a body, the police cannot build a case to prosecute or even arrest anyone.  

Police say Delano Wilson was snatched from his father's arms in an alley around noon Wednesday. An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday evening.

The victim says he was robbed and pistol-whipped near the intersection of South Harding and Henry Streets, reports WTHR news.

He says a man and woman took off with the baby in a blue Ford Taurus.

One concerned mother didn't want to appear on camera but says she saw Willie Wilson, Delano's father and the kidnappers' car.

"I saw the dad coming out of the alley after the vehicle left. I didn't hear any yelling, or gunshots or the car wasn't speeding away or nothing," said the woman.

Police have searched the nearby river, but have found nothing.

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Eric Franks: Missing from Michigan


Stock photo of 2001 Chevy Malibu
Eric Franks, 40, went missing from Buena Vista Township, Michigan in March, 2011.

Authorities know that Eric went to Saginaw and met with his girlfriend and mother of his child and stayed there for about 5 months in 2010 at the Miller Motel in Bridgeport. 

His girlfriend said she last saw Eric on March 21, 2011 when they parted ways from the motel on Dixie Highway. 

He was last seen driving a tan 4-door 2001 Chevy Malibu with License Plates EMH-4901

If you have any information, please call the Buena Vista Police at 989-233-2363.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ramy Demboski: Amber Alert for missing 3-year-old from Missouri Found

Ramy found with her biological mother in the Westport area of Kansas City, police said.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article1311864.html#storylink=cpy


An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 3-year-old girl from Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Ramy Demboski was at her home 116 Persimmon Drive, when a woman came to the home and said her car had broken down around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.  Ramy's step-mother, Paulina Nave invited her in and gave her some water and let her use the bathroom.

Paulina left Ramy at home with another woman so that she could go and pick up another child from school.  She had heard the woman call someone with the cell phone she had let her borrow and heard her say, it would be about 45 minutes before someone would be able to come fix her car. 

While she was gone, the other woman at the home left to watch Ramy called and said the woman was gone and so was Ramy.

“I don’t know where she is. I know what she was wearing. Right before I left to go pick up the oldest daughter, she said ‘Look Mommy. I’ve got fishy shorts on,’ and I didn’t think. I didn’t think this woman would take her. She had kids! I gave her water. I gave her Gatorade because she has kids and I have kids and it’s hot and she’s gone,” Paulina Nave told WDAF TV news said.

The police are trying to find Ramy's biological mom and they now believe that there may be a connection between the woman and Ramy's mother, as the father and her have been have a custody despite.

The police are looking for the woman who was driving a silver blue Dodge Charger with Nebraska plates.  There may be two small children in the back seat of the car.

Ramy has blonde hair and was wearing a white shirt with a mouse and kite on it as well as pink and yellow flannel shorts, and black flip-flops with pink beads. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lucius Robbi: Missing while traveling to Montana Found

UPDATE:  8/28/14 - Family friend Holly Hayes posted on the Finding Lucius Facebook group Thursday evening, "This evening he was found. He passed in a fatal car accident and my heart goes out to all who had the pleasure of knowing him and to all those who have been touched by him," reported NBC Montana.

Lucius went missing while driving from Utah to Montana.  Please visit his Facebook page.  You will find the community coming together to find Lucius.  The key may be his car, so, take a photo of this flier with your cell phone so you have the license plate.  If you see a match of the car, take a photo of the car/plate and notify any of the numbers above. 

Please check out this map showing where there has been possible sightings.

Danielle and Sydney Wolferts: Sisters missing while visiting mother




Please scroll down to bottom of page to read the beginning of this story.  Posts run in a descending order.

UPDATE:  9/4/14 - There will be a "Boots on the Ground" event for those that would like to help put up flyers on Saturday, September 6 at 9:00am in MDT
Ace Hardware 330 S Main St, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
UPDATE:  8/30/14 - According to the uncle of the two missing sisters, the girls ran away because they were being abused by their father.   The self-proclaimed uncle left a comment on this page under the name TNT Homes Builders and he stating, "I am in communication with their older sister that was present when they ran way because they did NOT want to return to their father. I have a letter from a Dr that interviewed the girls in June that states "(they) would be severely emotionally harmed if they were returned to the physical custody of their father."

The older sister is Brittany that left a statement on her Facebook page a few days ago, that you can read father down on this page, next to the photo of the Mormom Church. 

As I brought up back then, is it possible that Brittany WAS with her younger sisters in San Diego when the photo from the Mormon Church and of Brittany at the Beach was taken?  According to the uncle, Brittany was there when they ran away, but we don't know where is.  

Now we hear that there is possible abuse from the father?  In custody cases this is a very common topic that comes up. 

Click on the link below to read about the court case and tell me what you think:
Wolferts vs. Wolferts

UPDATE:  8/28/14 - I have been checking back with this story every day and sometimes several times a day to see if there are any updates.   With all the years I have been doing missing person stories, there is a pattern, especially when the case involves teens.  Usually the parent reports them missing to the police, the police are slow to respond as they assume they are runaways.

The police, based on their experience with teen cases look for foul play right away, and when they see none, consider it a runaway.  Many times they have seen a teen return before the paperwork is done.  Statistics show that 83% return within the month, with most returning within the next 6 months.

I have written a book on How to use Social Media to help you find a Missing Person and I dedicated a lot of writing to missing teens, and trying to explain why this age group that gets such little attention from law enforcement and media.

One of the things that most don't understand is why police seem slow to respond to missing teens. With all the cases they have seen police make a judgement call, right at the beginning whether it is voluntary or involuntary.  If they have decided that your teen is voluntarily missing, you are pretty much on your own to find them, as once the paperwork is done, they do no active searching for the most part and wait until they are picked up sleeping in a park somewhere or return home.  But, one thing they are expected to do and without hesitation is to put their personal information into NCIC.  NCIC is a database that hooks all the police departments, including government law enforcement together.  So, for example, if the sisters are found sleeping on a beach, the police can run their description or name and find out instantaneously they were reported missing. 

The media is slow to run a missing teen story, as they share the same thought as law enforcement that by the time they run the story the teen will be back home and usually they are right.  It is not until at least a week has gone by and a lot of attention from social media that draws their attention, before a twist is created to make the story interesting enough for the public to read.

Regardless of the above, there are two teens that are somewhere in this world and they need to be found.  Why they decided to runaway, assuming it was their decision is not known at this time.   I am willing to bet that the police have already made a judgement on this case, as they have talked to the parents and have not divulged that information.  It is hard to tell at this point, but I am willing to bet they feel as though the sisters have probably been put somewhere, like a relatives or friends house.

But, right now the police are stuck and their hands are tied, as the mother says they have runaway and has not elaborated on her story.  With that, the authorities have nothing else to go on to counterdict her story, so they are left to wait.  Wait until something comes out that proves what actually happened to them, and if they acted on their own free will or were coerced to hide, like a certain balloon boy did several years back.   It is a guess at this point whether the authorities are treating this like just another runaway teen case, or will suddenly find the sisters after some remarkable sleuthing when everyone thought they were out for donuts. 

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A photo from Instagram from Sydney's account posted on Facebook shows that Sydney may have been in San Diego. Looking at this photo I recognized it as the Mormon Church that is alongside Freeway 5 in San Diego County, that is officially called the San Diego California Temple.

It is breathtaking and unexpected when you first spot it as you drive on the freeway, and many people seeing it for the first time, can't help but want to take a photo of it.  At first, no one knew if this was proof that Sydney and Danielle had been in San Diego, but another post of the same church was done by Brittany Ann, which I believe is Sydney and Danielle's sister, per this statement on her Facebook page.  Is this just a coincidence?  Brittany posted on her Facebook page:

"I've had concerned family, friends and community members ask about what has been going on with my missing sisters. I want everyone to know that I am extremely supportive of all of the shared pages of my sisters. I'm overwhelmed by everyone's love and concern, and all of the prayers in behalf of their safety. One thing I would ask in behalf of clarification is that when these pages/links are shared, the following information is altered: it was July 17 that they ran away, rather than missing on July 9. The reason why the 9th is documented with orem city is because that was the first time they ran away for a space of a few hours before returning.
Again, I thank every one for their support and concern. I honestly don't have the words to express my gratitude. I love you all and express thanks again for the many prayers.
Brittany"

 There is also a photo of Brittany on the beach. In the background you can see an island.  I believe this to be Islas Coronado the little uninhabited islands that used to have a bunch of goats on it.  Judging by where she is standing she could be at Imperial Beach in San Diego.  

Was Sydney and Danielle in San Diego?  Is there any friends or family of the family in San Diego?  Did they just pass through and then decided to travel back on their own? 


Previous story:  July 9, 2014  Danielle Jane Wolferts, 13,  and Sydney Michelle Wolferts, 15, went missing while visiting their mom, Sonja Michelle Olson Wolferts in Utah.

Please share any information that you think may help us locate Sydney and Dani. We miss them dearly and so do all our extended family, friends, co-workers, church members, and neighbors. We need your help to find them. 
Michelle, who is a self-employed piano teacher may be living in Layton now.

"Basically, they are overdue. They were supposed to been returned to him, but they haven't," said Lt. Craig Martinez of the Orem Police Department. "We have been unable to get a hold of the mother."

Posted on the Facebook, called Help Find Our Missing Girls:

"Please share any information that you think may help us locate Sydney and Dani. We miss them dearly and so do all our extended family, friends, co-workers, church members, and neighbors. We need your help to find them.

Danielle, 13, and Sydney, 15 Wolferts have been missing since July.  The siblings were spending the summer with their mother, Michelle Wolferts, in Orem, Utah for the summer and when it was time for them to return to the custody of their father Brian Wolferts in Kansas, they never showed up.

Please share this page and spread the word. We are anxious to find them and bring them home!

Thank you in advance for your support and help, Brian and Angie Wolferts"

Sydney is 15 with blonde hair, hazel eyes, and about 5'6"
Dani will be 14 in October, blue green eyes, and about 5'5"

Also the page states, "Orem, Utah was the last place they were seen. (Their birth mother reported them as runaways. So we don't know exactly where.
)"


KSL news ran a story

Selena Hawkins: 12-year-old missing from Indiana Found

Update 8/27/14:

According to the Lafayette police department, Selena Hawkins has been found safe.

Previous story:  Selena Hawkins, 12, is missing from Lafayette, Ind.  She went to school on Tuesday but never came home.

She’s about 5-feet 1-inch tall and weighs 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt, tan pants and pink and gray high tops shoes. She should be carrying a lime green backpack.

If you know her whereabouts, please call Lafayette Police at 765-807-1200.

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