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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Amber Alert: 2-year-old missing from Mississippi

An Amber Alert has been issued out of Mississippi for a two-year-old girl that is missing, reports wapt news.

Maliah Harris may be traveling with her parents, Allison Studdard, 31 and Donald Harris, 34, who the authorities are seeking to talk to after Alyssa, their youngest daughter, and Maliah sister,  was found dead.
Alison Studdard and Donald Harris

Alyssa, who is only 7-months-old was found by her grandfather around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning in their home in Caledonia.  When the grandfather went to call 911, the parents left and took Maliah with them.
Recent photo of Donald Harris caught on
surveillance video
 The cause of death is unknown and an autopsy is being conducted.

Harris is described as a white man, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 201 pounds. He has blue eyes and dark hair, MHP said. Studdard is a white woman and is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 107 pounds. She has blue eyes and brown hair.

Example of what the car looks like

They may be traveling in a black or brown 2002 Pontiac AzteK with Georgia License Plate PGR7927.


Joe Falcon, 41, was charged Friday with false report of a crime.

Donald Boyd Harris, 32, 19675 Highway 41, Lenox, was charged Saturday with a probation violation, loitering or prowling and giving a false name, address or birth date to a law enforcement officer.
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Both were residence from Lenox, Georgia and the TIFT CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE show they were arrested in 2012.

Donald Boyd Harris, 32, 19675 Highway 41, Lenox, was charged Saturday with a probation violation, loitering or prowling and giving a false name, address or birth date to a law enforcement officer.

Allison Kaye Studdard, 29, 19671 Highway 41, Lenox, was charged Saturday with loitering or prowling.

Anyone with information about the child's whereabouts, or with information about the case, is asked to call MHP at 1-855-642-5378 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.

NamUs asks for help with the oldest missing case and the disappearance of a woman and two children from Texas

Marvin Clark was married, but no one is sure who is wife was.
This morning I read about four old missing person cases that are very interesting.  One is the oldest case on the NamUs website another is a woman missing since the 50's and two children, 3 and 1, that have been missing since the 50's.  Take a few minutes to look at these cases, as NamUs is looking for any relatives of the missing people that could help them solve the mystery.


An Oregon marshal that was riding in a stage coach in 1920 and then disappeared is the oldest missing person case reported on the NamUs database.  The National Missing and Unidentified Persons Systems (NamUs) website offers the public a way to search for unidentified and missing persons.

Chron news talked with BJ Spamer, director of training and analysis for NamUs and said that Marvin Clark, who lived in Linton was on his way to the doctor in June 1920 on a stagecoach when he went missing.
Both Myrisha Campbell and her baby
brother disappeared
"Unfortunately we don't know what happened to Marvin--if he left of his own accord or something happened to him," said Spamer.

Marvin was in poor health and "he was apparently depressed over his health problems and had suffered a CVA and walked with a limp, sometimes using a cane," explained the NamUs database circumstances.

NamUs also operates a DNA laboratory where family's of the missing can submit DNA samples to see if there is a match.  That is what investigators are trying to do with the Clark case.
A.J. Campbell had two clubbed thumbs
So far, they have been able to find two great-great-grandchildren on the paternal side, but are still searching for someone on the maternal side. 

And how did Clark end up in the system if they are searching for his family?  A woman in Oregon who is an avid user added his name, which the public can also do.
Floradean Walker has red hair and was left-handed
Spamer also said that there are two more cases that they are trying to find more information on.  One is for Floradean Walker from Hext, Texas that disappeared in 1951 and two children, Myrisha Campbell, 3, and A.J. Campbell, 1, who went missing in 1958 from Goliad. 

If you have any information about any of these cases, please contact NamUs at 855-626-7600 or visit their website.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk: Missing from North Carolina

Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk, 54, was last seen about 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at The Husk bar, 31 S. Front St. in Wilmington, N.C. 

She was preparing for her birthday weekend by getting a tan and a new haircut. 

Her family left presents for her birthday at her home on 2. 5th Street.  When they went back on Monday, the presents were still there and Shannon was no where to be found. 

On April 21 the police stated new information in the investigation have led them to believe that Vannewkirk may have been harmed.  Police did not say what that new information was.

"We don't say it lightly. It is something that our investigators feel strongly about that foul play was involved at some point or another in her disappearance," said Linda Rawley with the Wilmington Police Department.  Police are still following leads and searching for any information that will lead to her whereabouts.

Vannewkirk is 5’5” tall, 105 pounds, has reddish brown hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo of a butterfly on her left shoulder. 

You can pick up flyers to pass out at
Harper's Restaurant, Delphina Dos at 5 Water Street.
Anyone with information on Vannewkirk's whereabouts is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3600.

Stella Pejo: Teen actress is missing from New York

A 15-year-old West Village actress has gone missing, officials said Tuesday.
Stella Pejo, 15, who starred in the 2009 independent film “Upstairs” with “Beverly Hills, 90210” actor Luke Perry left her West St. in the West Village, NY and has not been seen since. 

Stella is 5'4" tall, 110 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

Stella was wearing a black tank top, black jeans and black sneakers when she disappeared, officials said.

If you see her, please call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

Monday, April 21, 2014

David Reyes: Musician missing from Miami


Jorge "David" Reyes, 24, is missing from Miami, Florida.  He was seen around 3 a.m. on April 7 at the Lost Weekend club.  Surveillance video shows Jorge leaving with his friend, Estuardo Secaida.  Later he told his friend he was going to get a tattoo and has not been seen since.

Jorge is a musician and is very social and it is unusual for him to not be in contact with his family. 

He was reported missing on April 17 by his sister.  His cell phone was found a few days later at the bar he was last at. 

Jorge had recently broken up with his girlfriend and had lost his job and the family frankly told NBC 6 that he had "started using alcohol and drugs."

Gilliam Jax posted that she saw him at OneSpark in Jacksonville. 

    •  "Saw him last saturday at OneSpark in Downtown Jacksonville. He was in the same metro mover as me and some friends at around 2am. We got to know him after a dance session in the mover and he referred to himself as Ark. Seemed like a cool dude, but given that it was 2am in downtown Jacksonville we were all a little sketched out when asked if he could crash with us. He said he had nowhere to go for the night, but was on his way to Coachella. Hope this helps."

Jorge was wearing green Oakley shirt, beige shorts and flip flops.  He is 6'2" tall and 200 pounds. 

If you have any information about Jorge, please call the Miami Beach Police at 305-673-7945. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Three siblings missing from Cedar Rapids: Angelina Madlock Aliyay Madlock Angelo Madlock Found

UPDATE 4/21/14 - Angelia, Aliyah and Angelo have been found safe.  They were returned home Sunday afternoon by a family member, said Sgt. Michelle Omar with Cedar Rapids Police.

Angelina, Aliyah and Angelo Madlock of Cedar Rapids, Iowa were last seen about 10 p.m. Saturday night and they are now missing.

Angelina, 10, has brown, curly hair with brown eyes and scars from getting stitches on her left leg.

Aliyah, 8, has brown, curly hair and brown eyes. She has no identifying marks but wears brown-framed glasses.

Angelo, 7, has short, brown hair and brown eyes. He has a small scar over his right eye.

It is also not known what clothing they were wearing when they went missing.

Officials said Sunday morning that the situation appears to be custody related.

Kyron Hilton: 11-year-old missing from Queens

Kyron Hilton, 11, who lives in Queens was last seen on April 11th.
His family says he has run away before, but always returned the next day.

The family is working with police and putting up flyers in Far Rockaway as they continue to search for the missing boy.

Kyron has black hair and brown eyes and is 5'1" tall and 90 pounds. 

Kyron is a runaway who was last seen at 8:00 AM at Beach 80th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. He was last seen wearing a red and black jacket, dark blue sweat pants, dark blue shirt, and black sneakers. Kyron may be riding the local trains or be at a local YMCA.

If you have any information, contact police or the boy's mother, Anyika Hugh, at 347-484-8953. 

Silver Alerts: Donald Brayfield and Roger Houghton (Found) from Albuquerque

We have two silver Alerts out for two men from Albuquerque.

Donald Brayfield (photo on left) was last seen on Saturday. State police say Brayfield suffers from a traumatic brain injury and requires daily medication.

Brayfield has brown and gray hair and blue eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 220 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to contact state police at (505) 841-9256.

UPDATE: John has been found.  New Mexico State Police has confirmed he was found in Socorro on Sunday. Police said John was stranded without food or water for more than three days off a dirt road. He has been transported to the Socorro General Hospital.
Previous story:  John Roger Houghton, 87, was last seen driving away from his home in the North Valley on Wednesday night. He was last seen driving a 2006 burgundy Honda Accord with New Mexico license plate HYW313.

Houghton is 5'2" with gray hair and he may walk with a limp.

Anyone who spots his vehicle or him is urged to call 911 or (505)-886-1065 with more information if it is not an emergency.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tamiyah Bryant: Amber alert for missing North Carolina baby Found

UPDATE:  4/20/14 -   Tamiyah has been found safe, states North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety.  There is also more info on the story.  Bryant was taking Tamiyah's mother Elssy Olivares to work with Tamiyah in the car.  Around 8 a.m., there was a physical fight and Olivares tried to get out of the car but Bryant would not let her.  Then he made her get our of the car on I-40 near Durham and drove off leaving her. 

Bryant was charged with assault on a female and communicating threats and first-degree kidnapping.

Previous story:  An Amber Alert has been activated by the Durham Police Department for missing Tamiyah Bryant, 10 months from Raleigh.

Investigators said Tamiyah may be traveling with Rodney Bryant, 26, and he was seen traveling on I-40 westbound near Highway 55 in a white 2002 Suzuki Vitara with Wash. plates ACK7454.  The car has a missing door handle on the driver's side.  

Rodney is 6 feet tall, 220 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black shirt, green camouflage pants and an orange coat.

Tamiyah has brown hair and brown eyes and is 18" long and 24 pounds.  She was wearing a diaper and a pink shirt.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4601 or 919-560-4415 or 911.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Casey Wing: Teen missing from North Springfield

Posted this for Westley:  If you see her or know her whereabouts please let Westley or me know.  Thanks!

  • Westley Blake
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    Westley Blake
    • This is my niece Casey Wing. She is from North Springfield, Vermont and has been missing for 3 days. She is 14 years old. Could you please post this picture of her on your site. Thank You

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Amber Alert from Texas: Elizabeth Rex Found

UPDATE:  Elizabeth was found at a trailer park in Harlingen.  According to the parents, who talked to My Fox Houston, Johnson was a friend who needed a place to stay, so they took him in. They told him to leave after they suspected he may have been having a physical relationship with Elizabeth.  Why they didn't report it to the police I do not know. 

Elizabeth went missing after telling her parents she was going to the mail box.  Now her parents, Jennifer Black and Patrick Rex, believe she may have left to meet up with Johnson, who they later found gave Elizabeth a cell phone so they could communicate. 

"Maybe she thought she would just be gone for a couple hours and he would bring her back," Elizabeth's mother, Jennifer Black said. "Obviously that's not what his intentions were."

When they went to her room they found a phone number and called it and Elizabeth answered, Patrick told FOX 26.

"I called that number. Lizzy answered.  I asked, Where you at?  Then the phone went dead like someone snatched it out of her hand or she hung up."

A few hours later they received a phone call and the "person" said, "You'll never see Lizzy again.  I've got her and where we are going you can't get across the checkpoint because you don't have an id. Come get me."

The police traced Johnson's cell phone and it led to his arrest and Elizabeth's recovery.
Elizabeth was returned home but her father was not allowed to meet her because Johnson accused him of of unknown inappropriate behavior around Elizabeth which I guess he must have thought gave him justification to take her.  CPS has to do an investigation before he is allowed to see her again.  Patrick was not concerned and knew he would be cleared.

Previous story: The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says Johnson was taken into custody for a kidnapping warrant that was issued for the abduction of Elizabeth Rex.

An Amber Alert was issued for Elizabeth Rex, 14 from Magnolia Texas  in Montgomery County.  Elizabeth has  Down syndrome and is also autistic and has a pre-development disorder.

Law enforcement officials believe the girl is in grave or immediate danger.

Police are looking for 51-year-old Randy Johnson in connection with her disappearance. Authorities do not have a vehicle description.


Elizabeth Rex
Sex: Female
Skin: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5 feet 1 inches
Weight: 113 pounds
Description: The child was last seen wearing black pants, gray tank top, red jacket, and gray tennis shoes.
Randy Johnson
Sex: Male
Skin: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 135 pound

New trailer for Ben Affleck movie, Gone Girl

The trailer for the movie "Gone Girl" has been released.  Based on the best selling novel called Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn it is about a man that reports his wife missing.

What is different about this trailer is the music that accompanies it.  The song is called She usually sung by Charles Aznavour known as France's Frank Sinatra, who made it popular. I don't know who is singing the song on the trailer, but it brings something to this movie trailer that has never been done before.

The trailer is different if not odd, and the song is the primary star with Ben Affleck voice over's coming through a time or two. Watch the video above and tell me what you think.

Movie to be released in October.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Christopher Dombroski: Soldier goes missing after going for a hike in Washington Found

Christopher Dombroski
Thurston County Sheriff Dept.
UPDATE:  4/15/14 - Sadly, Christopher's body has been found in the Capitol Forest on Tuesday.  He died of a gunshot wound and there was no foul play suspected. Christopher was the nephew of Steve and Theresa Harris who were victims of the Oso landslide.  He went to the location to look for them, but at this writing their bodies still have not been found.  No one knows if there is a connection between the two events.

Previous story:  Christopher Dombroski, 20, a soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord went missing on April 13, 2014.

The sheriff's office says  Christopher Dombroski reportedly was on a weekend hiking trip in the Capitol Forest near Olympia, Wash. He was last heard from Sunday night.

Sheriff's deputies have information that Dombroski rode his motorcycle to the forest and parked it for a hike, reports The Olympian.

Read more here:

Jessica Shackelford: Missing from Longmont Found

Jessica Shackelford
Boulder County Sheriff's Office
UPDATE:  Jessica's body was found in the 13200 block of N. 87th Street in a field on Tuesday.  There is no outward sign of death and will have to be verified by the medical examinter but the Boulder County Sheriff's believe she may have died from exposure.

Jessica Lynn Shackelford, 31, left her home in the 12900 block of Hillcrest Drive, in Longmont, Colo. on foot at 8 p.m. Saturday after an argument with her husband, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

She was seen at a business in the 2200 block of Main Street in Longmont at about 8:40 p.m. on that same evening.

Shackelford is 5'8", 130 pounds with black hair and green eyes.  She was wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt and dark pants with Sketcher shoes.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to contact its Communications Center at 303-441-4444.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Vernon Stephens: Missing from Jacksonville Found

UPDATE 4/14/14 - Police confirmed that the body belonged to Vernon.  He was seen by a fisherman under the I-95 bridge, but by the police got there the current had moved his body to the 500 block of Maxwell Road. 
Police confirm that the body of a man recovered from the Trout River early Monday morning is that of the driver who disappeared after his car was in a crash Friday night on the Mathews Bridge.

UPDATE:  4/14/14 - A body has been found in the water.  No identification has been made at this time.

Previous story:  Vernon Stephens, 39, from Jacksonville, Fla, went missing after he was invovled in a crash on the Mathews Bridge on Friday, April 11, 2014.

The red Mitsubishi Galant that Vernon was driving was broken down on the bridge when it was hit by a car.  The driver was taken to the hospital, but Vernon was no where to be found.

Vernon was at dinner with his family on Friday night and the crash happened around 11 p.m.

The family is worried that Vernon may have been thrown off the bridge from the impact.  According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Vernon Stephens, the last known driver of a red Mitsubishi Galant involved in a crash on the Mathews Bridge last night, has not been located.

"Family says he was going to meet friends in the downtown area," said Melissa Bujeda with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.  "Those individuals have been contacted, but nobody knows the whereabouts of this individual."

The family is conducting their own search with volunteers to search the water by the bridge.  They also have put out flyers in the community.   They are asking anyone with a boat to join them with their search.

If you have seen Stephens, you are asked to call police at 904-630-0500.

Jerry Chessman: Missing from Terra Haute

Jerry Chessman, 46, is missing from Terra Haute Ind. in Vigo County.  He has not been seen since October 2013. 

Jerry has not permanent residence and was last seen at the Light House Mission. 

New information has led to the possibility that Jerry was near Tabertown Street when he went missing and there may be people that have information regarding his disappearance. 

THPD states there has been no financial activity for Cheesman since the time he was reported missing.

Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for Jerry. 

He is  5’6”, 140 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at (812) 238-1661, or Crime Stoppers (812) 238-STOP.

David Siwarski: Missing from Cape Coral Found

UPDATE:  11/17/14 - The Cape Coral Police Deparment says the body of David Siwarski was found after an apparent drowning in the Caloosahatchee River near the 2500 block of SE 28th Street.

David Siwarski, 65, is missing from 1423 SE 27th Street in Cape Coral Fla. The Cape Coral Police stated he went missing around 6 p.m. on Friday.

The family is concerned because Siwarski is on several medications and suffers from aphasia a brain condition that impacts mental function.

Siwarski was last seen wearing a camouflage hat, a light blue shirt, and khaki shorts.
If you have any information on the location of this person, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at (239)574-3223.

Michael Reeder: Missing from San Diego County

Michael Reeder, 43, went missing from Lake Wohlford on April 11, 2014.  His car was found parked on Oakvale Road. 

If you have any information about his whereabouts, please call the San Diego Sheriff's Dept. at 858-565-5200.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Angela Whitworth: Missing from Fayetteville Found

UPDATE 4/12/14 -Talladega County Coroner Shaddix Murphy said state troopers located the body of Angela Owings Whitworth, 51, this afternoon about 4 p.m. in a ravine off Wiregrass Road in the Talladega National Forest.

The body was about 200 yards away from where her car was found.

Angela Whitworth, 51, is missing from Fayetteville, Alabama.

She was last seen on Tuesday, April 8.  She told her family she was headed to B.B. Comer Memorial School to pick up her school transcripts, but she never made it to the school, and she has not been seen or heard from since.

Her vehicle is a red 1991 Ford Aerostar van, with Alabama license NG21691.

Anyone with information should call the Talladega Sheriff's Office at 256-245-5121.

Farrah and Delilah Fant: Endangered Persons Alert for 2 sisters from Missouri Found

UPDATE:  4/11/14 - The two sisters have been found and John has been arrested.

Two sisters, Farrah Fant, 8, and Delilah Fant, 6, are missing from Branson

The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued an Endangered Persons Alert for them early Friday morning.

The girls were taken from their home on 34 Gulfshore Drive some time between 9:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. by their non-custodial father, John Fant. 

The children were to be placed with family services and were currently living with their grandparents. 

Authorities know that John took money from the bank and fled.  He is known to stay at time shares and there is no known permanent address for him. 

They may be traveling in a gray 2002 Toyota Rav 4.  The license plate is unknown.

John is 5'11" tall, 175 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

If you have any information, lease call the Branson Police Dept. at 417-334-3300.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Suggested Reading: Jaycee Dugar A Stolen Life: A Memoir

"In the summer of June of 1991, I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother that loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim, I simply survived an intolerable situation. A Stolen Life is my story—in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it." 

Iana Darlington: 13-year-old missing from New Jersey Found

Update:  Iana was found today in New York on the subway by a New York City Probation Officer who recognized her circulated missing photo.

Iana Darlington, 13, from Ridgefield, N.J. has been missing since Tuesday, April 8, 2013. 

She left her home early in the morning to go to school but she never showed up.   Iana's mother stated she was already at work when Iana left the home, but she had talked to her on the phone at 7 a.m.

The Ridgefield police to not believe Iana was abducted.  

Iana is 5'2" tall and 110 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.  She was wearing a navy blue-hooded sweatshirt blue jeans and black sneakers with blue bottoms. 

If you have any information, please call the Ridgefield police at 201-943-5210.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Corey Dwyer: Missing from Florida Found

UPDATE:  4/9/14 - "For everyone, we have news. Corey has been found. He was in a serious car accident and is in the hospital. His family has this information now, and we will release more information soon. Meanwhile, please pray for Corey's recovery and know that he has been found and is being cared for." Thank you for your concern and support."

Crazy Fingers South Florida Dead cover Bands Guitarist is Missing for 6 days now. His name is Corey Dwyer... He drives a 2010 Royal Blue Honda Element The last three digits of his plate are XIT Florida plates.  Anybody that has any info can contact Dana Turtletaub or Jackie Fuchs... Any information that may return the Brother home to his family and friends would be highly appreciated! 

Chase Massner: Missing from Kennesaw

CHASE MASSNER, 26, was last seen at Hawkins Store Rd and Bells Ferry Rd in Kennesaw, GEORGIA on March 27, 2014.

Chase is an Iraq war veteran husband and father, was honorably discharged in 2011 after being diagnosed bipolar and treated for post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.

He is 6’2” tall, 175 lbs, brown eyes and brown hair. He was wearing a red sweatshirt and khaki pants. He has tattoos on his arm of a treasure chest, an angel and the name "Massner" and a chest tattoo of two roses on the right pectoral muscle. 

Anyone with information, please call the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office at (678) 493-4200 or (770) 479-4555 or 911. Reference case #14-30642.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tera Schubert: Missing from Tarkington Found

UPDATE 4/9/14 - After a mass search, Tera was found during the evening at a friend's house.  

Previous story:  From Liberty County (Missing Texas Forty area) an Amber Alert has been issued for  Tera Jo Schubert, 16 from Tarkington, Texas.  Tarkington is near Cleveland.  Tera was last seen Tuesday around 5 p.m. when she went for a jog off of County Road 2257.

 Cpt. Ken Defoor with Liberty County Police says Tera told her family she was going jogging like she did every day.
I am so worried for her, because for all those that have kept up with the Missing Texas Forty article, click here to read, many, many people have gone missing from that area and they were all walking.  

Tera was wearing a bright yellow tank top, black shorts and pink running shoes. She is 5' 4", 140 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Liberty County Sheriff's Office immediately at 936-336-4500 ext. 0.

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