KATELIN MICHELLE AKENS 19 * CRITICAL MISSING CHILD ALERT * FREDERICKSBURG , VIRGINIA

KATELIN MICHELLE AKENS, CRITICAL MISSING CHILD

#FREDERICKSBURG VA #CRITICALMissing
#PrayerAndAShare
KATELIN MICHELLE AKENS 19 YO W/F BLONDE HAIR, BLUE EYES, 5’04”, 122 LBS;
MAY WEAR GLASSES
PIERCINGS: EARS, LEFT NOSTRIL, RIGHT SIDE BENEATH LOWER LIP

MISSING SINCE DECEMBER 5, 2015

KATELIN WAS LAST SEEN BY HER STEPFATHER WHEN HE DROPPED HER OFF TO MAKE A SCHEDULED FLIGHT TO ARIZONA. SHE NEVER CHECKED IN.

KATELIN’S LUGGAGE, INCLUDING CREDIT CARD, PLANE TICKET AND OTHER PERSONAL BELONGINGS, WERE RECOVERED IN A DITCH ON RIVER ROAD, OUTSIDE FREDERICKSBURG CITY LIMITS.

CONTACT 911
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE 540-582-7115
CRIME STOPPERS 800-928-5822 / TEXT ‘SEE911’ TO CRIMES (274637)

@SpotsySheriff
#SpotsylvaniaCountySheriffsOffice
https://m.facebook.com/Spotsylvania-Sheriffs-Office-Roger-L-Harris-Sheriff-349346801807069/

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EBBY JANE STEPPACH 18 * CRITICAL MISSING CHILD ALERT * LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS $15,000. REWARD

EBBY STEPPACH, CRITICAL MISSING CHILD ALERT

#LittleRock ARKANSAS *CRITICAL MISSING TEEN * $3,000. REWARD
EBBY JANE STEPPACH 18 YO WHITE FEMALE, BLONDE HAIR, HAZEL EYES, 5’02”, 130 LBS; PIERCED EARS

LAST CONTACT MADE OCTOBER 24, 2015 VIA CELL APPROX 2:00 PM, EBBY SOUNDED CONFUSED AND DISORIENTED. CELL AND SOCIAL MEDIA HAVE SINCE BEEN SILENT.

VEHICLE RECOVERED OCTOBER 30, 2015

CONTACT 911
LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT 501-340-6600
DETECTIVE WILLIAMS 501-404-3041

LITTLE ROCK CRIME STOPPERS 501-371-4636
PULASKI COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS 501-340-8477

#FindEbbyJane
@LRpolice
@LaurieJernigan

 

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#LittleRock ARKANSAS. REWARD INCREASED TO $15,000. FOR INFO LEADING TO EBBY STEPPACH
$15K reward now offered in Little Rock missing teen case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The family of a missing Little Rock teen has increased the reward thanks to donations and a special fundraiser held over the weekend.

Ebby Jane Steppach, 18, was last heard from on Oct. 24, 2015. Her empty car was found days later in Little Rock.

The reward that was set at $3,000 has now been increased to $15,000 for any information directly leading to Ebby’s whereabouts.

She is described as being 5’2″, 110 pounds with blonde hair.

If you have any information regarding Steppach’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact police.

http://www.thv11.com/story/news/local/2016/01/12/reward-increased-missing-little-rock-teen/78722812/

EVA ALEJANDRA LOPEZ 15 * TBI ISSUES ENDANGERED MISSING CHILD ALERT * WINCHESTER, TN

endangered-teen AEVA ALEJANDRA LOPEZ

WINCHESTER, TENNESSEE * ENDANGERED MISSING CHILD ALERT *

 

EVA ALEJANDRA LOPEZ 15 Y/O HISPANIC FEMALE, BROWN HAIR, GREEN EYES, 5’04”, 150 LBS

 

BELIEVED TO BE IN THE COMPANY OF AVARO GAMEZ MARTINEZ 25 Y/O, WANTED FOR SIX COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED STATUTORY RAPE.

 

MISSING SINCE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2015

 

CONTACT:

911

 

TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

1-800-TBI FIND -OR- 931-967-2331

 

https://www.facebook.com/TBInvestigation

PLEASE HELP! ALL IT TAKES IS #APrayerAndAShare

#tbi

#endangeredmissingchildalert

#missingchild

#childpredator

#EvàAlejandraLopez

#winchester

 

GABRIEL ALMIRON 3 * ENDANGERED MISSING * OREM, UTAH

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Gabriel, Emily and listed vehicle

 

GABRIEL ALMIRON

AGE:  3

SEX:  MALE

RACE:  WHITE/HISPANIC

HAIR:  BROWN

EYES:  GREEN

HEIGHT:  2’08”

WEIGHT:  30 LBS

 

MISSING SINCE:  SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

MISSING FROM:  OREM, UTAH

 

GABRIEL WAS LAST KNOWN TO BE WITH HIS MOTHER, EMILY, WHO IS ALSO MISSING.

 

ALLEGEDLY, EMILY WAS LAST SEEN WHEN SHE WAS ASKED TO LEAVE HER BOYFRIENDS HOUSE.  SINCE THEN THERE HASN’T BEEN ANY BANK OR CELL PHONE USE BY EMILY.

 

IT IS OUT OF CHARACTER FOR EMILY NOT TO HAVE CONTACT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

 

IMG_20150925_154833THIS PHOTO OF GABRIEL AND HIS FATHER WAS TAKEN SEPT. 13, APPROX. 12:30 PM.

 

EMILY QUIJANO ALMIRON

AGE:  23

SEX:  FEMALE

RACE:  HISPANIC

HAIR:  BLACK

EYES:  BROWN

HEIGHT:  5’06”

WEIGHT:  APPROX 100 LBS

PIERCED EARS

 

VEHICLE:

RED 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS

UTAH TAG:  X19 8BJ

 

CONTACT:

911

 

OREM POLICE DEPARTMENT, LIEUTENANT ADAMS 801-229-7070

FB : OremDPS

TWITTER : @OremDPS

 

ANONYMOUS TIP LINE

TEXT ‘OREMDS’ AND YOUR MESSAGE TO ‘CRIMES’ (274637)

 

 

https://m.facebook.com/OremDPS/photos/pb.212822542062944.-2207520000.1443208810./1058934627451727/?type=3&source=54

 

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KING WALKER 2, DIAMOND BYNUM * CRITICAL MISSING CHILD / SILVER ALERT * GARY / GRIFFITH, INDIANA

KING WALKER, 2-YEARS-OLD, WAS LAST SEEN WITH HIS 21-YEAR-OLD AUNT, DIAMOND BYNUM.  DIAMOND HAS A SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY, IS COGNITIVELY BETWEEN 5-7-YEARS-OLD, HAS A COMMUNICATION IMPAIRMENT, AND WALKS WITH A SIGNIFICANT LIMP.  LAW ENFORCEMENT IS LOOKING FOR TERRANCE WILLIAMS, ALSO KNOWN AS "DOLLAR," FOR QUESTIONING IN THIS CASE.

KING WALKER, 2-YEARS-OLD, WAS LAST SEEN WITH HIS 21-YEAR-OLD AUNT, DIAMOND BYNUM. DIAMOND HAS A SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY, IS COGNITIVELY BETWEEN 5-7-YEARS-OLD, HAS A COMMUNICATION IMPAIRMENT, AND WALKS WITH A SIGNIFICANT LIMP. LAW ENFORCEMENT IS LOOKING FOR TERRANCE WILLIAMS, ALSO KNOWN AS “DOLLAR,” FOR QUESTIONING IN THIS CASE.

#GARY INDIANA / #GRIFFITH

KING WALKER 2 Y/O BLACK MALE, BLACK HAIR (LAST SEEN IN DREAD LOCKS),
BROWN EYES, 3’0″, 34 LBS

DIAMOND BYNUM 21 Y/O BLACK FEMALE, BLACK HAIR, BROWN EYES,
4’08”, 238 LBS * DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED, COGNITIVE LEVEL 5 – 7 Y/O,
DIFFICULTY COMMUNICATING, WALKS WITH PRONOUNCED LIMP.

MISSING SINCE JULY 25, 2015
MAY HAVE BEEN SPOTTED IN GRIFFITH, INDIANA OVER THE WEEKEND.

WANTED FOR QUESTIONING:
TERRANCE D. WILLIAMS 34 Y/O, AKA “DOLLAR”, BLACK MALE,
BLACK HAIR, BROWN EYES, APPROXIMATELY 5’09” AND 145 LBS.

CONTACT 911
GARY POLICE DEPARTMENT 219-881-1260
LAKE COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS (ANONYMOUS) 847-662-2222

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5484835/

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POSSIBLE SIGHTING OF MISSING GARY WOMAN REPORTED

Monday, August 03, 2015

GARY, Ind. (WLS) —

The family of Diamond Bynum, 21, and her 2-year-old nephew King Walker, who have been missing from Gary for over a week, says the pair may have been spotted over the weekend in Griffith, Ind.

Search efforts for the pair have been underway in Northwest Indiana and a $1,000 reward is offered for anyone who can help them return safely to their Gary home.

Police say Diamond has a cognitive level of a 5- to 7-year-old.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/possible-sighting-of-missing-gary-woman-reported/900500/

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Police seek man in disappearance of Gary woman, toddler

police want the public’s help locating Terrance D. Williams, a 34-year-old Gary man wanted for questioning in connection to the July 25 disappearance of Diamond Bynum, 21, and her 2-year-old nephew, King Walker.

Williams has not been charged and there are no warrants issued for his arrest, police said.

He is wanted for questioning only, police spokeswoman Lt. Dawn Westerfield said.

Williams, known as “Dollar,” frequents the area of 22nd Avenue and Georgia Street and the 800 block of Pennsylvania Street, both on the city’s east side, Westerfield said.

He is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, police said. Anyone with information is urged to immediately call police at 219-881-1260, but people can also leave information anonymously on the department’s crime-tip hotline at 866-274-6347.

Police say they have searched more than 150 vacant homes in every part of the city as part of an intensive search that began after Bynum’s father reported her missing July 25. Bynum is mentally challenged and may have trouble communicating, relatives say.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-police-seek-man-for-questioning-in-disappearance-st-0815-20150814-story.html

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GARY POLICE SEEK MAN FOR QUESTIONING IN MISSING PERSONS CASE
By LEAH HOPE

Friday, August 14, 2015

GARY, Ind. (WLS) —

Police in Gary, Ind., are searching for a man who they think could help them find two missing people.

Police say Terrance Williams lived near 21-year-old Diamond Bynum and her 2-year-old nephew King Walker. The two left their Gary home on July 25. Police believe Williams may have information about them.

“It gives us hope because we haven’t had any real leads in a week. So, knowing that they’re getting closer, it’s definitely helpful,” said Ariana Walker, sister and mother of the missing.

Gary police said Williams also goes by the nickname “Dollar.” He is believed to be a Gary resident, but police need helping locating him.

Many intense searches of Gary’s abandoned buildings and dense lots have not found Bynum and Walker.

“It’s been real rough. I’ve never been on an emotional rollercoaster like this before. Tomorrow it will be three whole weeks,” said Eugene Bynum, father and grandfather of the missing.

“She’s not there. She’s my little buddy and she’s up for anything that I want to do, and it’s hard, it’s hard,” said Susanne Bynum, stepmother and step-grandmother of the missing.

“I’m just trying to be strong because I know that when I do get my son, he’s going to need for me to be strong,” Walker said.

Gary police did not release details about why they want to talk to Williams. Family members said they do not recognize the man, but hope somebody will.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/gary-police-seek-man-for-questioning-in-missing-persons-case–/930997/

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Police Retrieve Hard Drive in Diamond Bynum, King Walker Case

August 24, 2015-Lake County Police have recovered a hard drive which Eugene Bynum believes may be crucial in the search for his daughter and grandson. Diamond Bynum and her nephew, 2 year old King Walker, went missing at approximately 11:00 a.m. on July 25. According to Mr. Bynum, dogs were used to track the scent of the duo and they stopped tracking near a GoLo gas station at the corner of 11th and Clark Road in Gary. Mr. Bynum believes that the computer at the gas station may contain footage of his daughter and grandson. Bynum says that police requested the video on several occasions and the gas station owners refused to turn it over. The situation gets dicey after that. The video of July 25, 2015 has been recorded over. The system at the gas station holds video for ten days due to storage limitations.

The Gazette spoke via telephone with a man claiming to be the owner of the station. He stated that police had viewed the video on three separate occasions. A man named “Mike”, who stated he was the manager of the station, told us that the police never requested the video and never viewed it. Police sources confirmed that the video was requested within the ten day time frame but police were told to come back and only later learned that the video had been deleted. Now it will be up to computer experts to determine if any data can be recovered.

Eugene Bynum expressed hope that this breakthrough would help find Diamond and King on his Facebook Page Help Find Diamond Bynum and King Walker

The GoLo gas station on 11th and Clark in Gary Indiana finally gave the Indiana County CSI police the computer that contains the hard drive we were requesting. The police informed us that they would go through the hard drive and do their best to retrieve the video images of Diamond and King. Finally, we may have a real clue. I pray that this video can lead us to them. It has been too long.
It is amazing what you can do with GOD and a handful of volunteers. I am so thankful to them.
The police are working very hard to locate my daughter and my grandson, Diamond Bynum and King Walker. But they have to follow certain guide lines. The volunteers and I boycotted them for 1 day and a half and they were literally begging for us to come get the hard drive. I had to explain to them multiple times, that the police were the only one who could take take it. They kept lying and saying that they called the police to pick it up. We informed them that we would continue to boycott until the video was in police custody. They finally came out and made the call in front of us. We continued to boycott, but this time the call was real. They gave the police the whole computer. So now I am waiting, praying that this is the break we need to find King and Diamond.

http://nwigazette.com/2015/08/police-retrieve-hard-drive-in-diamond-bynum-king-walker-case/

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#CriticalMissingChildAlert
#SilverAlert
#GARY
#GRIFFITH
#PrayerAndAShare

VINCENT D MOORE 7 MONTHS * CRITICAL MISSING CHILD ALERT * WICHITA, KANSAS

VINCENT D. MOORE, 5 M/O

CRITICAL MISSING CHILD

 

VINCENT D MOORE

AGE:  7 MONTHS

SEX:  MALE

RACE:  BLACK

HAIR:  BLACK

EYES:  BROWN

HEIGHT:  1’0″

WEIGHT:  14 LBS

 

ALSO MISSING BLUE/WHITE/BLACK DIAPER BAG

 

VINCENT WAS LAST SEEN ON JULY 11, 2015, WITH HIS 2-YEAR-OLD BROTHER AND FATHER, GARY MCKENSEY MOORE JR, IN THE 3100 BLOCK OF SOUTH HYDRAULIC STREET.

 

CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A $2,500.00 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO VINCENT’S WHEREABOUTS.

 

THE FAMILY HAS OFFERED $1,000.00 REWARD.

 

MISSING SINCE: JULY 11, 2015

MISSING FROM:  WICHITA, KANSAS

 

CONTACT:

911

 

WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT 316-268-4221

 

CRIME STOPPERS 800-222-TIPS -OR- 316-267-2111

TEXT ‘TIP217’ PLUS TIP TO ‘CRIMES’ (274637)

 

 

https://m.facebook.com/WichitaPolice/photos/a.297343179513.143296.152179554513/10153139476109514/?type=3&source=48

 

http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1254967/1

 

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Vincent Moore’s family holds fundraiser

POSTED: 04:01 PM CDT Sep 05, 2015

 

Vincent was reported missing July 30.

 

Police say he had not been seen since July 11 when he was last seen with his father.

 

Saturday, Vincent’s family held a car wash in hopes to raise more money to help bring Vincent home.

 

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to the location of Vincent. Vincent’s family is putting up another $1,000 dollars, but family members say they don’t feel like that’s enough.

 

“We’re keeping faith, we’re keeping hope we know he’s out there, but we just need everybody’s help in the state of Kansas, in the city of Wichita, just come help us.”

 

The family says they are putting up the amount raised to raise the reward amount.

 

http://www.kwch.com/news/local-news/vincent-moores-family-holds-fundraiser/35124902

 

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Family of Vincent Moore doing all possible to find him

 

Shardaa GrayPublished: August 30, 2015, 4:48 pm  Updated: August 31, 2015, 4:42 am

 

WICHITA, Kansas – It’s been nearly two months since five-month-old Vincent Moore went missing. He was last seen July 11th.

 

KSN spoke with one of the family members on Sunday, who has been passing out flyers around Wichita encouraging people to report information on Vincent.

 

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,500, and says no outside funds have been donated to increase the reward amount..

 

Now, the reward for information about Vincent is up to $3,500 with one family member saying that extra $1,000 was donated from friends of the family with the hope that that additional reward will bring them one step closer to getting Vincent back.

 

“There’s no other words to describe it,” said Vincent’s uncle, Patrick Smith. “It’s just sickening to think that this is happening.”

 

It’s hard for Smith knowing his five-month-old nephew Vincent Moore isn’t home safe.

 

“As a parent, there’s no words to describe going a day without your young one, especially if you just brought them home four or five months ago,” said Smith.

 

Family members are doing all they can to find baby Vincent, from creating a Facebook page, “Help Us Find Baby Vincent,” to passing out flyers in the community.

 

“These flyers have been distributed, to my knowledge, throughout the north, east, south and some of the west side of Wichita,” said Smith. “A little bit in Texas.”

 

Although they’ve gone to all legal extents to bring baby Vincent back, Patrick says it can be emotionally draining.

 

“One minute you’re… everything’s okay, and the next minute, when you dwell on it, you do go out and actively search. Get tips and things like that of that nature. Then your emotions, It’s on edge,” said Smith.

 

Patrick Smith hopes for the best, but he knows there could be another outcome.

 

“There’s one or two options,” said Smith. “Either somebody’s taking care of him right now and we need to find out who and where, or you don’t want to think about the worst case scenario.”

 

Right now, Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,500 If you call their anonymous tip line at 267-2111.

 

The family has raised $1,000 that they hope to be able to add to the crime stoppers reward amount. But it hasn’t been finalized yet.

 

They’re asking anyone who has any information about baby Vincent to call police or Crime Stoppers right away

 

http://ksn.com/2015/08/30/family-of-vincent-moore-doing-all-possible-to-find-him/

 

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Search for missing baby Vincent Moore has yielded no evidence, police say

By STAN FINGER AND AMY RENEE LEIKER

August 7, 2015

 

A week since asking for the public’s help in their hunt for 5-month-old Vincent Moore, Wichita police conceded Friday that they have located no physical evidence offering clues to the child’s location.

 

“Investigators have worked tirelessly in an effort to locate Vincent,” Capt. Jeff Weible said.

 

They have not been able to locate any family members, friends or Wichita residents who have seen the boy since he was taken by his father from a house near Hydraulic and 31st Street South early on the morning of July 11. Vincent’s father, Gary McKensey Moore Jr., was stopped by Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputies on July 29 and was arrested and booked into jail on unrelated warrants.

 

The warrants accuse Moore in June of cutting off the GPS bracelet he was required to wear as a condition of his probation in a 2014 battery case involving the boy’s mother, of skipping a visit with his probation officer, and of interfering with the parental custody of a child on July 29.

 

Moore removed the GPS bracelet at approximately 4:45 a.m. June 9, court documents show. Friday afternoon, prosecutors charged him with one felony count of unlawfully tampering with electronic monitoring equipment, according to Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Dan Dillon and Sedgwick County District Court records.

 

Moore remains in Sedgwick County Jail in lieu of $850,000 bond on probation violations and for failing to show up for a July 7 court hearing.

 

To date, Moore has not been arrested or charged in connection with the infant’s disappearance. The baby has been missing for four weeks.

 

Police have said Moore traveled to Texas with Vincent and a 2-year-old son in early June – around the same time he cut off the device.

 

The 2-year-old was with Moore when he was stopped by deputies on July 29, but Vincent was not.

 

Investigators have determined that Vincent’s mother has not seen him since early June, when she dropped Vincent and his brother off for visitation, Weible said Friday. She has volunteered for two interviews with police and also volunteered for a polygraph test, “which she has passed,” he said.

 

Since dropping the two children off for visitation, the mother has made “numerous attempts” to see them, he said, but all of those attempts were denied. Those attempts continued after the last reported sighting of baby Vincent on July 11.

 

Law enforcement officials searched a wooded area near K-15 and 55th Street South for several hours Monday in response to a tip, but authorities said no evidence linked to Vincent was found.

 

Sedgwick County District Court records show a history of violence between Moore and the infant’s mother, as well as documents outlining the mother’s concerns over her children’s welfare when they are in Moore’s presence.

 

The day after suffering a beating and choking at Moore’s hands – an act that resulted in three misdemeanor battery convictions in October – Michelle Mendez petitioned the court for a protective order, saying Moore becomes “rougher than he intends to (with the kids) when he is angry and they misbehave.”

 

“He has never injured either of them, but if he doesn’t get help, it is only a matter of time before he hits them harder than he means to,” Mendez wrote in the June 6, 2014, request.

 

She echoed the worry in a second petition for a protective order filed June 18, about two weeks after the baby and his 2-year-old sibling went with Moore for his visitation.

 

“He’s never intentionally hurt them,” Mendez wrote, referring to her kids, “but he is rougher than he intends to be when he’s angry. He is abusive towards me every time he gets a chance to see the kids. He uses the children to try to control me.

 

“Last time he had visitation, he up and left the state, and turn off his phone and took the kids with him. I haven’t seen my babies in almost two weeks.”

 

http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article30413721.html

 

#WichitaPoliceDepartment

#VincentDMoore

#GaryMoore

#CriticalMissingChildAlert

#Missingchild

 

DEORR KUNZ 2 : CRITICAL MISSING : LEADORE, IDAHO

 

IMG_20150808_173130IMG_20150808_172958Deorr Kunz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEORR KUNZ
AGE: 2
SEX: MALE
RACE: WHITE
HAIR: BLONDE
EYES: BLUE
HEIGHT: 3’0″
WEIGHT: 28 LBS
WEARING: CAMOUFLAGE JACKET, BLUE PAJAMA PANTS, OVERSIZED COWBOY BOOTS

DEORR WAS LAST SEEN BY HIS GRANDFATHER IN THE TIMBER CREEK CAMPGROUNDS.

MISSING SINCE: JULY 10, 2015
MISSING FROM: LEADORE, IDAHO

CONTACT:
911

IDAHO INFUSION CENTER 208-846-7676
icic@fusion.idaho.gov/isp/district6.html

CRIME STOPPERS 208-756-4636
(ANONYMOUS, POSSIBLE REWARD)

LEMHI COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
208-756-8980
https://m.facebook.com/LemhiCountySheriffsOffice

NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN
1-800-THE-LOST
http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1251277

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SHERIFF REPORTS TO COMMISSIONERS 7-13-15 LMS

Sheriff Lynn Bowerman told the Lemhi County Commissioners Monday, July 13, that based on the intense and extensive search conducted near Leadore for two year old Deorr Kunz Jr., it doesn’t make sense that the boy was not found.

Bowerman said the trained search dogs found nothing and kept coming back to the camp. Helicopters were used day and night to fly the area and fly over Stone Reservoir which is shallow enough to see to the bottom. He said divers explored the lake while approximately 150 volunteers on foot and on horseback conducted a thorough three mile grid-search of Timber Creek. The possibility of abduction by bear, wolf or mountain lion is not being ruled out although no trace of the boy or his apparel, which included oversized cowboy boots, was found.

The small boy disappeared Friday, July 10, from the Timber Creek Campground at Stone Reservoir. Bowerman said Timber Creek terrain is steep and rugged and is a mix of sagebrush and timber. He said given the proven expertise of the dogs the boy should have been found the first day.

Commissioner Chairman Rick Snyder described the area where the family was camped as being at the lake’s outlet which is very steep with very fast moving water flowing through brush and trees and limbs, all of which were pulled apart by searchers. Bowerman said people in wet suits were in the creek searching every hole.

The search has been officially suspended. The sheriff said investigators from Bonneville and Bingham counties have offered assistance in further follow-up investigations into any possible criminal histories of those involved.

http://lmshumate.com/article.php?article_id=3255

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Two-Year-Old Lemhi County Boy Still Missing, Different Child Found In Minnesotta
By Jon King, August 4, 2015

News out of Minnesota that a missing Idaho child was found safe late Sunday night is true, however, the missing child is not Two-year-old DeOrr Kunz Jr. of Lemhi County, who disappeared while camping with his family on July 10. Stearns County, Minnesotta Sheriff Robert Dickhaus says an Idaho child was found after a camper at Birch Lakes State Campground became suspicious.

“One of the campers out there had observed some suspicious activity of a fellow camper across the road,” Dickhaus said. “The individual noted that the people camping across from them were acting suspicious in a manner that they would cover their vehicles during the day with tarps, an ATV was also covered up. They also had backpacks packed and seemed to carry the backpacks with them.”

The missing child found was a 16-month-old girl named Oaklie Rose, not a 2 year old boy as reported by some media outlets. The good news is the child was found in good health other than some mosquito bites. The child’s birth father Joshua Oquando was arrested on charges of 2nd degree kidnapping.

“Joshua is the father of the child,” Dickhaus said. “He felt the child wasn’t properly cared for and wanted to remove the child from that situation. His intent to my knowledge was not to harm the child or do any kind of activities with her other than keep the child away from her birth mother.”

Lemhi County Sheriff Len Bowerman was happy to hear that a missing child was found, but says it is definitely not the boy his deputies have been searching for over the past month. According to Bowerman, it is very unlikely that two-year old DeOrr Kunz was kidnapped.

“It’s not my belief at this time that the child was abducted,” Bowerman said. “The grandfather was watching the child momentarily, he looked away, when he looked back the child was missing. The grandfather was also camped right next to the only roadway in and out of this campground. It is not our belief at this time the child was abducted.”

Bowerman says that searchers are still looking for signs of DeOrr Kunz and continue to search local bodies of water for the missing boy. So far, Bowerman says hundreds and hundreds of people have helped search for DeOrr with little evidence yet of what happened. At this point it is thought that the child may have been taken by a wild animal.

http://newstalkkgvo.com/two-year-old-lemhi-county-boy-still-missing-different-child-found-in-minnesota/

HOUSTON, TEXAS ** AMBER ALERT ** A’MILLION SHELTON, 7 M/O

A'MILLION SHELTON AND CHANTAY MYERS

A’MILLION MESHELLE SHELTON

AGE:  7 MONTHS

SEX: FEMALE

RACE:  BLACK

HAIR:  BLACK

EYES:  BROWN

 

MISSING SINCE:  MAY 12, 2015

MISSING FROM:  HOUSTON, TEXAS

 

A’MILLION IS BELIEVED TO BE IN THE COMPANY OF HER NON-CUSTODIAL MOTHER, CHANTAY MYERS.  MYERS LOST HER PARENTAL RIGHTS TO A’MILLION AND FIVE OTHER CHILDREN.

 

MYERS’ AND A’MILLION’S LAST KNOWN ADDRESS WAS IN HOUSTON, WITH THE MATERNAL-GRANDMOTHER.

CHANTAY IS KNOWN TO WEAR WIGS.

CHANTAY DENISE MILLER

AGE:  24

SEX:  FEMALE

RACE:  BLACK

HAIR:  BLACK (WEARS WIGS)

EYES:  BROWN

HEIGHT:  4’09”

WEIGHT:  125 LBS

PIERCED EARS

 

NO VEHICLE INFORMATION ÀT THIS TIME.

 

CONTACT:

911

HARRIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT, PRECINCT 7:  713-643-6602

(CASE REFERENCE #  HC1500-72028)

https://m.facebook.com/HCSOTexas

 

CRIME STOPPERS:  713-222-TIPS

http://www.crime-stoppers.org

800-THE-LOST

#missingchild #amberalert #houston #texas #amillionshelton #criticalmissingchild

@HCSOTexas

http://www.missingkids.com/poster/AMBER/11727/8557/screen

Princess Monae Small 13 – MISSING – Hyattsville, Maryland

Small, Princess MonaePRINCESS MONAE SMALL

AGE:  13

SEX:  FEMALE

RACE:  BLACK

HAIR:  BLACK

EYES:  BROWN

HEIGHT:  5’06”

WEIGHT:  140 LBS

WEARING:  GREEN CAMOFLAUGE PANTS

 

PRINCESS WAS LAST SEEN IN THE 8200 BLOCK OF SHERIFF ROAD.

 

MISSING SINCE:  APRIL 1, 2014

MISSING FROM:  HYATTSVILLE, MARYLAND

 

CONTACT:

911

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT,

   REGIONAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION-CENTRAL 301-772-4710

CRIME STOPPERS 866-411-TIPS (8477)   

   http://www.pgcrimesolvers.com/

 

 

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

PGPD SEARCHES FOR CRITICAL MISSING GIRL

WE ARE SEEKING THE PUBLIC’S HELP FINDING A CRITICAL MISSING GIRL. SHE IS IDENTIFIED AS 13-YEAR-OLD PRINCESS MONAE SMALL. SMALL WAS LAST SEEN IN THE 8200 BLOCK OF SHERIFF ROAD ON APRIL 1, 2014, AT ABOUT 7:30 AM.

SMALL IS DESCRIBED AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE, 5’6”, 140 POUNDS, WITH BROWN EYES AND BLACK HAIR. SMALL WAS LAST SEEN WEARING GREEN ARMY FATIGUE PANTS.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON HER WHEREABOUTS IS ASKED TO CALL THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT’S REGIONAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION-CENTRAL AT (301) 772-4911.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT’S MEDIA RELATIONS DIVISION AT 301-772-4710.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=771970262821441&set=a.111275805557560.13641.109400552411752&type=1&theater

 

 

 

Nigel Samuels 16 – Missing – Chapel Hill, North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA :: MISSING CHILD

NIGEL SAMUELS 16

MISSING SINCE MARCH 27, 2014

MAY HAVE TRAVELED TO ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

CONTACT:

911
CHAPEL HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT 919-968-2760
NCMEC 800-THE-LOST

Samuels, Nigel, NCMEC Poster

http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1230283/1

MYRA LEWIS 3 * CRITICAL MISSING * AMBER ALERT * CAMDEN, MISSISSIPPI. $20,000. REWARD

Myra LewisMYRA LEWIS

AGE:  3

SEX:  FEMALE

RACE:  BLACK

HAIR:  BROWN,

LAST SEEN WITH BUTTERFLY BARRETTES

EYES:  BROWN

HEIGHT:  34”

WEIGHT:  27 LBS

WEARING:  TURQUOISE SWEATER W/BEAR ON FRONT,

     OFF WHITE OR KHAKI PANTS, PINK TENNIS SHOES

 

MISSING SINCE:  MARCH 1, 2014

MISSING FROM:  CAMDEN, MISSISSIPPI

 

CONTACT: 

911

MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY PATROL 855-642-5378

CRIME STOPPERS 601-355-TIPS

http://www.missingkids.com/poster/AMBER/11489/7701

 

FBI OFFERS $20,000 REWARD IN THE SEARCH FOR A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHOSE CONVICTED FELON MOTHER WAS ARRESTED FOR FIREARM POSSESSION AFTER HER DAUGHTER’S DISAPPEARANCE

  • MYRA LEWIS VANISHED ON MARCH 1 AFTER PLAYING OUTSIDE WITH HER SISTER NEAR THEIR FAMILY’S CAMDEN, MISSISSIPPI HOME
  • POLICE SEARCHED THE HOME AND FOUND FIREARMS, WHICH WAS IN VIOLATION OF THE MISSING GIRL’S MOTHER’S PAROLE CONDITIONS
  • THE MOTHER, ERICKA LEWIS, WAS ARRESTED FOR THE PAROLE VIOLATION BUT POLICE SAY THAT IS UNRELATED TO THE ONGOING SEARCH FOR MYRA
  • FBI AND LOCAL POLICE HAVE DONE A FOUR-MILE SEARCH SURROUNDING THE HOME 
  •  

BY MEGHAN KENEALLY

PUBLISHED: 07:27 EST, 11 MARCH 2014 | UPDATED: 07:38 EST, 11 MARCH 2014

 

THE FBI HAS OFFERED A $20,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION THAT HELPS THEM FIND A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED 10 DAYS AGO AND IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED.

MYRA LEWIS VANISHED ON MARCH 1 AFTER PLAYING WITH HER SISTER OUTSIDE THE FAMILY’S CAMDEN, MISSISSIPPI HOME.

HER MOTHER ERICKA LEWIS WAS ARRESTED LAST WEEK FOR A PROBATION VIOLATION BECAUSE POLICE FOUND THAT SHE WAS IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM.

THE ARREST IS REPORTEDLY BEING CONSIDERED AS UNRELATED TO HER DAUGHTER’S DISAPPEARANCE, BUT ERICKA’S MOTHER SAYS THAT THE ARREST IS SERVING AS AN UNNECESSARY DISTRACTION.

‘THEY SHOULD HAVE WAITED BECAUSE THAT EVEN TOOK THEIR MIND OFF MYRA FOR A MOMENT,’ MYRA’S GRANDMOTHER MARTHA SAMDERS SAID.

‘THEY CAN PRESSURE ERICA, BUT SHE’LL NEVER GIVE IN. SHE’LL NEVER GIVE IN BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING.’

THE MISSING GIRL’S FATHER GREGORY LEWIS TOLD LOCAL STATION WJTV THAT BOTH HE AND HIS WIFE HAVE TAKEN POLYGRAPH TESTS AS WELL AS OTHER MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILY.

MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF RANDY TUCKER SAID THAT THE RELATIVES HAVE BEEN FULLY COOPERATIVE AND HAVE TURNED OVER THEIR SUV FOR INSPECTION AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF UNDISCLOSED ITEMS FROM THEIR HOME.

‘AT FAR AS WHAT WAS IN THE BAGS, OBVIOUSLY WE’LL START WHERE THE CHILD WAS LAST SEEN AND WE HAVE EVIDENCE RESPONSE FOLKS WHO ARE GOING TO THAT LOCATION AND RECOVERING EVIDENCE AND ALL OF THIS IS A COLLECTIVE EFFORT TO DISCOVER WHERE LITTLE MYRA IS,’ FBI SPECIAL AGENT DAN MCMULLEN TOLD CBS. 

‘I’M NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT ANYTHING SPECIFIC WITH REGARD TO THE INVESTIGATION.’

SHERIFF TUCKER DID TELL WJTV THAT ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THE SUV IS BEING CHECKED OUT IS IN CASE THE TODDLER WAS RUN OVER BY THE VEHICLE.

MYRA DISAPPEARED BETWEEN 10.30AM AND 11AM ON SATURDAY MARCH 1 BUT THE FAMILY DID NOT REPORT IT TO AUTHORITIES UNTIL ABOUT 4PM BECAUSE THEY SAID THEY DID AN INITIAL SEARCH THEMSELVES. AN AMBER ALERT WAS ISSUED ON SUNDAY MARCH 2.

‘SINCE HER DISAPPEARANCE WAS REPORTED, MULTIPLE STATE, LOCAL, AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A MASSIVE, COLLABORATIVE SEARCH EFFORT,’ THE JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI FBI OFFICE SAID IN A STATEMENT.

‘SIGNIFICANT RESOURCES HAVE BEEN DEDICATED TO THIS INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING EXTENSIVE GROUND AND AIR SEARCHES, AND UTILIZATION OF SPECIALLY TRAINED SEARCH TEAMS.’

LOCAL AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES HAVE SEARCHED 4-SQUARE-MILES SURROUNDING THE FAMILY’S HOME WITH THE HELP OF 300 OFFICERS AND VOLUNTEERS AS WELL AS SEARCH DOGS.

IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT SHE HAS BEEN MISSING FOR 10 DAYS AT THIS POINT, THEY STILL REMAIN CONFIDENT THAT SHE IS ALIVE, CITING A KIDNAPPING AS THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO.

‘WE FULLY EXPECT A POSITIVE OUTCOME,’ SHERIFF TUCKER SAID.

‘WE NEED TO GET MYRA HOME, AND AGAIN WE WANT TO STRESS TO EVERYONE WE NEED YOUR HELP, THE FAMILY NEEDS YOUR HELP AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR CALLS.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2578239/FBI-offers-20-000-reward-search-2-year-old-girl-convicted-felon-mother-arrested-firearm-possession-daughters-disappearance.html

MISSING TODDLER CASE NOW BEING TREATED AS AN ABDUCTION

POSTED: MAR 02, 2014 12:39 PM ESTUPDATED: MAR 03, 2014 7:44 PM EST

POSTED BY SHDERIA THOMPSON

 

MADISON COUNTY, MS (MISSISSIPPI NEWS NOW) –

WE ARE BEING TOLD THAT THE MISSING MADISON COUNTY TODDLER CASE IS NOW BEING TREATED AS AN ABDUCTION.

ON SUNDAY EVENING THE MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY PATROL ISSUED AN AMBER ALERT FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD MYRA LEWIS OF CAMDEN.

MULTIPLE AGENCIES WERE SEARCHING FOR THE MISSING 2-YEAR-OLD, WHO WAS LAST SEEN SATURDAY MORNING.

METRO ONE WAS ALSO ASSISTING IN THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING TODDLER ON SUNDAY.

THE SEARCH WAS CALLED OFF MONDAY AFTER THE CASE CLASSIFICATION CHANGED.

MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF RANDY TUCKER MET WITH MEMBERS OF THE FBI MONDAY.

MYRA LEWIS WAS LAST SEEN AT HER PARENTS’ HOME ON MOUNT PILGRIM ROAD IN CAMDEN SATURDAY MORNING.

“PARENTS STATED THEY LAST SAW THE TWO YEAR OLD AROUND 10 AM YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) MORNING THERE WERE SEVERAL KIDS THERE. THE FATHER WAS WATCHING AN INFANT CHILD INSIDE THE OTHER CHILDREN WENT OUTSIDE TO PLAY AND THE TWO YEAR OLD WANDERED OFF,” SAID SHERIFF RANDY TUCKER, MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. “WE’VE SEARCHED APPROXIMATELY FOUR SQUARE MILES AROUND THIS RESIDENCE AND UNFORTUNATELY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE MYRA.”

SUNDAY MORNING EMERGENCY CREWS CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR HER IN A RURAL AREA ALONG MOUNT PILGRIM ROAD, WHERE THE FAMILY LIVES.

MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF RANDY TUCKER SAID THE TODDLER WENT MISSING AROUND 10 A.M. SATURDAY, BUT HIS OFFICE DIDN’T RECEIVE A PHONE CALL UNTIL 4 O’CLOCK SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

THAT’S WHEN SEVERAL POLICE AGENCIES VOLUNTEERS, AND RESCUE CREWS STARTED THEIR SEARCH.  EVEN LOCAL VOLUNTEERS PITCHED IN.

“I THOUGHT ABOUT MY BABY AND IT COULD HAVE BEEN MY BABY AND IT’S SO SAD SHE ONLY 2 YEARS OLD AND IT JUST DEEPENS MY HEART BECAUSE IT COULD HAVE BEEN MY CHILD HE’S 2,” SAID CASSANDRA BACON, A LOCAL VOLUNTEER.

THE FAMILY WAS TOO DEVASTATED TO GO ON CAMERA SUNDAY NIGHT, BUT MYRA’S MOTHER DID TALK TO US OVER THE PHONE.

“I WAS LEAVING TO GO GROCERY SHOPPING AND I SAW HER WALK BACK INTO THE HOUSE WITH HER SISTER,” SAID ERICKA LEWIS, MOTHER OF THE TODDLER.

LEWIS SAID THE CHILD’S FATHER WAS INSIDE THE HOUSE.

LEWIS DESCRIBED THE TODDLER AS 34″ TALL AND WEIGHS ABOUT 25 POUNDS.

LEWIS SAID THE LITTLE GIRL WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A TURQUOISE SWEATER WITH A BLACK BEAR ON THE FRONT AND KHAKI PANTS WITH PINK SHINY SHOES (TENNIS) WITH GLITTER ON THEM.

LEWIS SAID SOMETIMES LITTLE MYRA SUCKS HER THUMB UPSIDE DOWN.

“WE’VE GOT APPROXIMATELY 70 INDIVIDUALS IN THE WOODS HERE RIGHT NOW LIKE I SAID WE HAD ABOUT 250 LAST NIGHT SO WE’VE HAD THE AVERAGE JOE CITIZEN, MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN COME OUT. ANYTIME THERE’S AN INFANT INVOLVED ESPECIALLY ONE OF THIS AGE YOU KIND OF PULL AT THE HEART STRINGS OF THE COMMUNITY SO WE GOT THE HELP,” SAID SHERIFF TUCKER. 

“WE JUST WANT HER BACK HOME. WE WON’T WORRY ABOUT PRESSING CHARGES, WE JUST WANT HER BACK HOME SAFE,” SAID LEWIS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON MYRA’S WHEREABOUTS, PLEASE CALL 855-642-5378.

Copyright 2014 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

http://www.wlox.com/story/24863764/mother-of-missing-child-pleads-for-childs-safe-return

FBI OFFERS $20,000 FOR RETURN OF MISSING TODDLER MYRA LEWIS

BY FAITH KARIMI, CNN

UPDATED 11:06 AM EDT, TUE MARCH 11, 2014

 

(CNN) — MORE THAN A WEEK AGO, A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL WITH A WIDE GRIN AND BUTTERFLY BARRETTES IN HER HAIR VANISHED IN MISSISSIPPI.

AUTHORITIES HOPE SHE’S STILL ALIVE, AND ARE OFFERING A $20,000 REWARD FOR HER RETURN.

MYRA LEWIS WAS REPORTED MISSING BY HER FAMILY ON MARCH 1 AFTER PLAYING WITH HER SISTER OUTSIDE THEIR HOME IN CAMDEN, THE FBI SAID.

SHE WAS LAST SEEN ABOUT 11 A.M. THE SAME DAY WEARING WHITE OR KHAKI PANTS, A TURQUOISE SWEATER ADORNED WITH A BEAR, AND PINK TENNIS SHOES. MYRA IS 37 INCHES TALL AND WEIGHS 27 POUNDS.

“SINCE HER DISAPPEARANCE WAS REPORTED, MULTIPLE STATE, LOCAL, AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A MASSIVE, COLLABORATIVE SEARCH EFFORT,” THE FBI OFFICE IN JACKSON SAID.

“SIGNIFICANT RESOURCES HAVE BEEN DEDICATED TO THIS INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING EXTENSIVE GROUND AND AIR SEARCHES, AND UTILIZATION OF SPECIALLY TRAINED SEARCH TEAMS.”

DESPITE THE EFFORT, THE TODDLER REMAINS MISSING, AND THE FBI IS OFFERING THE MONEY INCENTIVE FOR HER RETURN.

“WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT INFORMATION WILL BE UNCOVERED WHICH WILL LEAD TO MYRA’S RETURN, AND WE CONTINUE TO SOLICIT THE PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING THIS LITTLE GIRL,” SAID DANIEL MCMULLEN, THE FBI SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE.

MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF RANDY TUCKER TOLD CNN AFFILIATE WAPT THAT HE BELIEVES THE LITTLE GIRL IS IN THE AREA.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/11/us/mississippi-missing-toddler-myra-lewis/

 

ABDUCTED UNITED STATES CHILD LOCATED IN MEXICO, SANTA CLARA DA’S OFFICE & DSS DO NOTHING.

ABDUCTED JADE FLORES HAS BEEN LOCATED IN MEXICO, STATE AGENCIES IN UNITED STATES DO NOTHING

ABDUCTED JADE FLORES HAS BEEN LOCATED IN MEXICO, STATE AGENCIES IN UNITED STATES DO NOTHING

JADE ARELL FLORES 

JADE IS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND FOSTER CHILD OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA.  JADE’S WHEREABOUTS ARE KNOWN. 

RIGHT TOP/BOTTOM PHOTOS – NCMEC

THREE LARGE PHOTOS – SURVEILLANCE

IN 2006, 2-YEAR-OLD JADE ARELL FLORES AND HER SISTER WERE REMOVED FROM THEIR PARENTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND PLACED INTO STATE CUSTODY.  THEY WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE PLACED WITH A LOVING FOSTER FAMILY.  

ON JULY 6, 2008, JADE WAS NOT RETURNED TO A STATE OWNED CHILD SHELTER FACILITY BY HER FATHER, HEIBY PENA FLORES, FOLLOWING A SCHEDULED VISIT.  THE POLICE WERE CONTACTED AND A REPORT FOR ‘CHILD STEALING’ WAS TAKEN.  

JADE, A UNITED STATES CITIZEN WAS TAKEN TO A SMALL TOWN IN MEXICO. THE ABDUCTOR HAS A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, PHYSICAL ABUSE AND HAS A FELONY WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST FOR JADE’S KIDNAPPING.

OUR PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR HAS MADE SURVEILLANCE WITH JADE A FEW TIMES SINCE WE DISCOVERED HER WHEREABOUTS. A FEW WEEKS AGO ANOTHER SURVEILLANCE UNIT, INCLUDING AN INVESTIGATOR AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF A LOCAL MEXICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. THEY FOUND JADE STILL THERE. JADE, IS NOW KNOWN AS “THE ONE SECUESTRADO” (THE KIDNAPPED ONE) IN THE TOWN WHERE HEIBY IS KEEPING HER.

THE RELEVANT AMERICAN CONSULAR AGENT HAS STATED HE IS WILLING TO HELP, BUT THE PROCESS NEEDS TO BE INITIATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

ALSO CONTACTED WERE THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND THE US EMBASSY IN MEXICO CITY.  BOTH ADVISED THAT EITHER THE SANTA CLARA DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE OR SANTA CLARA CHILD SERVICES NEED TO INITIATE THE PROCESS.

A DEMAND WAS MADE BY THE SANTA CLARA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES TO STOP THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION ON THE CASE. THE REASON – PRIVACY CONCERNS. (WE HAVE A COPY OF THAT SIGNED LETTER.) 

 A POLICE CHIEF IN MEXICO HAS OFFERED TO RECOVER THE CHILD AND TAKE HER TO THE NEAREST EMBASSY SO SHE CAN RETURN HOME.  

AT THIS TIME, NO EFFORTS HAVE BEEN OR ARE BEING MADE TO RECOVER JADE AND TAKE HER HOME TO HER SISTER (NOW ADOPTED) AND FOSTER-ADOPT FAMILY.  IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITH VERY CAPABLE AGENCIES AT THEIR DISPOSAL, HAVE NOT ONLY FAILED TO DO ANYTHING, BUT ALSO HINDERED THE INVESTIGATION BY DEMANDING RESCUE EFFORTS TO STOP. 

MAYBE AN INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION WOULD BE APPROPRIATE UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES?  WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE OR DSS AGENCIES TO TAKE THE APPROPRIATE STEPS TO RECOVER THIS ABDUCTED AMERICAN CITIZEN?

http://jadefloresinmexico.blogspot.com/

Foster Child Jade Flores Kidnapped on July 6, 2008 Located in Mexico

• Jade is an American citizen and foster child from Santa Clara County California.

• She was abducted by her non-custodial parent Heiby Flores, a convicted felon with multiple violent offenses who fled to Mexico (MX) with her.

• At the time of abduction, Jade was living in Santa Clara County with a foster family that had previously adopted Jade’s biological sister.

• September 2008: Prosecuting District Attorney (DA) gave permission for Foster Parent to hire a private investigator and have a Facebook page to help locate Jade.

• December 2008: Information received from Confidential Informant of location of Jade in MX. All information was given to District Attorney Investigator and Santa Clara County Social Services.

• December 2010: Information received from additional Confidential Informant of same location of Jade in MX, Including Map of current location, school attending, and photos of her. All information was given to DA investigator handling the case and Social Services.

• February 2011: Private Investigator (PI) gave presentation to DA Investigator of all information and requested a Hague (The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, is a multilateral treaty developed by the Hague Conference on Private International Law that provides an expeditious method to return a child internationally abducted. The Convention was drafted to ensure the prompt return of children who have been abducted from their country of habitual residence or wrongfully retained in a contracting state not their country of habitual residence) to bring home Jade. DA and Social Services declined to act.

• May 2011: Social Services sent letter to Foster Parents telling them they may not independently search for Jade, have a Facebook page, or exchange any information about Jade to anyone.

• August 2011: Confidential Informant contacted DA Abduction Department directly and shared information previously shown to Social Services and DA Investigator in May 2011.

• June 2012: Private Investigator informed DA and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of location of Jade Flores.

• November 2012- Confidential Informant in Mexico contacted Private Investigator (PI) and PI sent surveillance unit to find Jade. Child was located and information was sent to National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

• November 2013 Private Investigator informed by previous Confidential Informant that Jade is still in Mexico, sent surveillance unit to MX, located Jade, has photos and video with time stamp.

• NO discernible action taken to date by Santa Clara County District Attorney or Social Services to bring Jade home to US.

Jade Flores is a foster child who was abducted by her assumed non-custodial father and taken to Mexico in 2008. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office and Department of Children and Family Services has failed and neglected to protect her and bring her home to her loving fost-adopt family and sister. Even though the DA and Social Services have known of the whereabouts of Jade for many years, they have chosen to not get a Hague, or request help for ICE, FBI or any other agency who specialize in bringing home kidnapped children.  

Please help us bring Jade home.

Contact Private Investigator Wilhelm von Mayer at 423-987-6150 for more information.

Erica Lynn Parsons 15 * CRITICAL MISSING CHILD ALERT * Salisbury, North Carolina

Parsons, EricaERICA LYNN PARSONS

AGE:  15

SEX:  FEMALE

RACE:  WHITE

HAIR:  BROWN

EYES:  BROWN

HEIGHT:  4’05”

WEIGHT:  85 – 90 LBS

 

ERICA WAS REPORTED MISSING BY HER GRANDPARENTS.  SHE WAS ENTERED INTO NCIC ON AUGUST 3, 2013.  HER GRANDPARENTS ALLEGE THEY HAVE NOT SEEN ERICA IN TWO YEARS, AND STATE THEY’VE ASKED THEIR SON AND HIS WIFE (ERICA’S ADOPTIVE PARENTS) ABOUT ERICA’S WHEREABOUTS MULTIPLE TIMES, EACH TIME BEING TOLD SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

 

ERICA MAY BE IN THE ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA AREA.

 

MISSING SINCE:  NOVEMBER 19, 2011

MISSING FROM:  SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

CONTACT:

911

ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 704-216-8700

   LEIUTENANT CHAD MOOSE OR DETECTIVE CLINT MAULTIN 704-216-8687

CRIME STOPPERS 704-638-5388

Alexis Tiara Murphy 17 * CRITICAL MISSING CHILD ALERT * Shipman, Virginia

Murphy, Alexis

ALEXIS TIARA MURPHY

 

AGE:  17

 

SEX:  FEMALE

 

RACE:  BLACK

 

HAIR:  BLACK

 

EYES:  BROWN

 

HEIGHT:  5’07”

 

WEIGHT:  156 LBS

 

PIERCED EARS

 

WEARING:  PINK BLOUSE, MULTI-COLORED PANTS, BROWN BOOTS

 

CARRYING:  GREY PURSE

 

 

 

ALEXIS WAS LAST SEEN LEAVING HER HOME AROUND 7:15 PM.

 

HER WHITE 2003 NISSAN MAXIMA WAS FOUND AUGUST 6TH AT THE CARMIKE 6 MOVIE THEATER IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA.

 

 

 

MISSING SINCE:  AUGUST 3, 2013

 

MISSING FROM:  SHIPMAN, VIRGINIA

 

 

 

CONTACT:

 

911

 

NELSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 434-263-7050

 

CRIME STOPPERS 888-798-5900

 

 

http://www.nbc29.com/story/23057973/update-missing-nelson-county-teens-car-found

 

 http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewPoster&caseNum=1220626&orgPrefix=NCMC&searchLang=undefined

 

Daphne Viola Webb 21 months * AMBER ALERT * Oakland, California * REWARD $20,000.00

WEBB, DAPHNE POSTER UPDATED 8 22 2013

Sean Sidi 21 * CRITICAL MISSING ALERT * CHILD/ADULT * CRITICAL MEDICAL ALERT * San Francisco, California

Sidi, SeanSEAN SIDI

AGE:  21

SEX:  MALE

RACE:  WHITE/ASIAN

HAIR:  DARK BROWN

EYES:  BROWN

HEIGHT:  5’05”

WEIGHT:  120 LBS

DENTAL:  BRACES

WEARING:  BLACK/GREY HOODED ‘NORTH FACE’ RAIN COAT,

      BLUE JEANS, BLACK CANVAS SHOES

OTHER:  BLACK SPLINT/ARM CAST ON LEFT WRIST/ARM

 

** MEDICAL ALERT **

SEAN SUFFERS FROM EFFECTS OF A SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

MEDICALLY FRAGILE

 

SEAN WAS LAST SEEN WHEN HE WENT TO MEET WITH A TEACHER AT THE INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ON OAK STREET, AS SEEN IN THE SURVEILLANCE PHOTO, ABOVE.

ACCORDING TO SEAN’S LAST CELL PHONE ‘PING’ AROUND 1:30 PM, HE WAS IN THE VICINITY OF GOLDEN GATE PARK, ALVORD LAKE, STOW LAKE, THE INNER RICHMOND AREA.

 

MISSING SINCE:   MAY 21, 2013

MISSING FROM:  SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

 

CONTACT:

911

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT,

     SERGEANT ANN MACKENZIE 415-734-3268

CRIME STOPPERS 800-222-TIPS (8477)

TEXT:  ‘BAYTIP’ TO CRIMES

 

MY NAME IS SEAN SIDI, PLEASE DONT FORGET ME.

http://www.seansidi.com

 

 

 

SEAN SIDI

AGE:  19

SEX:  MALE

RACE:  WHITE/ASIAN

HAIR:  DARK BROWN

EYES:  BROWN

HEIGHT:  5’05”

WEIGHT:  120 LBS

DENTAL:  BRACES

WEARING:  BLACK/GREY HOODED ‘NORTH FACE’ RAIN COAT, BLUE JEANS, BLACK CANVAS SHOES

 

OTHER:  BLACK SPLINT/ARM CAST ON LEFT WRIST/ARM

 

** MEDICAL ALERT **

 

MEDICALLY FRAGILE

 

SEAN SUFFERS FROM EFFECTS OF A SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

 

 

SEAN WAS LAST SEEN WHEN HE WENT TO MEET WITH A TEACHER AT THE INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ON OAK STREET, AS SEEN IN THE SURVEILLANCE PHOTO, ABOVE.

 

ACCORDING TO SEAN’S LAST CELL PHONE ‘PING’ AROUND 1:30 PM, HE WAS IN THE VICINITY OF GOLDEN GATE PARK, ALVORD LAKE, STOW LAKE, THE INNER RICHMOND AREA.

 

MISSING SINCE:   MAY 21, 2013

MISSING FROM:  SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

 

CONTACT:

911

 

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT,

SERGEANT ANN MACKENZIE 415-734-3268

 

CRIME STOPPERS 800-222-TIPS (8477)

 

TEXT:  ‘BAYTIP’ TO CRIMES

 

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http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1218566/1

 

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Dante Thomas, 13, and Jahiem Ramirez, 11, – Endangered Missing – Queens / Bronx, New York

image001DANTE AND JAHIEM

 

DANTE THOMAS

AGE:  13

SEX:  MALE

RACE:  BLACK

HAIR:  BLACK

EYES:  BROWN

HEIGHT:  6’03”

WEIGHT:  175 LBS

WEARING: SWEATER, KHAKI PANTS

 

JAHIEM RAMIREZ

AGE: 11

SEX:  MALE

RACE:  BLACK

HAIR:  BLACK

EYES:  BROWN

HEIGHT:  5’04”

WEIGHT:  100 LBS

PIERCED EAR

WEARING:  TAN POLOS SHIRT, KHAKI PANTS

 

DANTE AND JAHIEM WERE LAST SEEN LEAVING FOR SCHOOL, TO WHICH THEY NEVER ARRIVED.  THE BOYS ARE BELIEVED TO BE TOGETHER, IN THE BRONX AREA.

 

MISSING SINCE:  MAY 13, 2013

MISSING FROM:  EAST ELMURST, QUEENS, NEW YORK

 

CONTACT:

911

NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT, BRONX 48TH PRECINCT, 718-299-3900

CRIME STOPPERS 800-577-TIPS

TEXT:  ‘TIP577’ PLUS MESSAGE TO “CRIMES” (274637)

 

 

William “Billy” Patient 16 – Endangered Runaway – Juno Beach, Florida

Patient, WilliamWILLIAM “BILLY” PATIENT

AGE:  16

SEX:  MALE

RACE:  WHITE

HAIR:  BROWN

EYES:  BLUE

HEIGHT:  5’08”

WEIGHT:  145 LBS

WEARING:  GREEN GYM SHORTS W/RIP ON SIDE

 

MISSING SINCE:  MAY 5, 2013

MISSING FROM:  JUNO BEACH, FLORIDA

 

CONTACT:

911

JUNO BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT 561-626-2100

CRIME STOPPERS 800-458-TIPS

NCMEC 800-THE-LOST

 

 

http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewPoster&caseNum=1215286&orgPrefix=NCMC&searchLang=undefined

Emily “Em” Wynell Paul 15 * CRITICAL MISSING CHILD ALERT * Southport, Florida

+Paul, EmilyEMILY “EM” WYNELL PAUL

AGE:  15

SEX:  FEMALE

RACE:  WHITE

HAIR:  BROWN, PURPLE TIPS

EYES:  BLUE

HEIGHT:  4’10”

WEIGHT:  100 LBS

DENTAL:  BRACES 

PIERCED EARS

 

EMILY WAS LAST SEEN IN THE AREA OF THE 4100 BLOCK OF EDWARDS ROAD.

 

MISSING SINCE:  APRIL 13, 2013

MISSING FROM:  SOUTHPORT, FLORIDA

 

CONTACT: 

BAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT 850-747-4700

FDLE 888-FL MISSING (888-356-4774)

CRIME STOPPERS 866-963-TIPS (8477)

 

 

FDLE

https://www.fdle.state.fl.us/mcicsearch/Flyers/FlyerCust1pic.asp?ID=42987

 

NAMUS

https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/23668/12

 

NCMEC

http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1214108/1

 

 

 

 

The Search Continues for a Missing Southport Teen

Updated:  Wed 9:54 PM, Apr 17, 2013

 

The search continues for a Southport 14-year-old who has been missing for five days.

No one has seen or heard from Emily Paul since Saturday.

Family members describe Paul as an energetic girl, whose full of life.

The last time Emily’s mother, Pam Massimiani saw her daughter was Saturday morning.

“I had an event to attend,” said Massimiani. “I woke her up to tell her bye, and I love you, the usual mother stuff.”

“It appears she packed a large suitcase, that was wheeled to the road and a vehicle picked her up,” said Albert Willis, a Bay Co. Sheriff’s investigator.

Investigators have been following leads in Wisconsin, but so far they have all been dead ends.

They also say Emily has not used her cell phone or any electronic media.

“Our main concern in this case is the complete lack of contact,” said Willis. “It’s typically with a teen, certainly her age, a girl, you’re going to see some form of communication.”

Emily’s mom says Emily did not show any signs she was ready to run away.

“That’s the funny thing. Me and Emily have a good relationship. We were just our usual selves, we hugged in the kitchen Saturday night,” said Massimiani. “There were no clues. If there was a clue I would have never left on Saturday.”

Investigators said technology plays a key role in run-away incidents like this and that parents should not feel guilty about monitoring their child’s cell phone or on-line activity.

“There’s no more secure home, if you’ve got an internet connection, your home is insecure, your child can communicate with anyone,” Willis said.

If you have any information about Emily Paul, please call you nearest law enforcement agency.

 

http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/The-Search-Continues-for-a-Missing-Southport-Teen-203479721.html#.UZLv07XvsaA

Chloie Rhianna Leverette (10) and Christopher Gage Daniel (8) * AMBER ALERT * Unionville, Tennessee

CHLOIE LEVERETTE AND GAGE DANIEL
CHLOIE AND CHRISTOPHER

 

CHLOIE RHIANNA LEVERETTE

AGE:  10

SEX:  FEMALE

RACE:  WHITE

HAIR:  BROWN

EYES:  BLUE

HEIGHT:  4’08”

WEIGHT:  75 LBS

 

CHRISTOPHER GAGE DANIEL

AGE:  8

SEX:  MALE

RACE:  WHITE

HAIR:  BROWN

EYES:  HAZEL

HEIGHT:  4’0”

WEIGHT:  50 LBS

 

CHLOIE AND CHRISTOPHER WERE DISCOVERED MISSING AFTER A FIRE AT THEIR RESIDENCE AT 730 KINGDOM ROAD, WHERE THEY LIVED WITH THEIR GRANDPARENTS. 

THE CHILDREN WERE LAST SEEN APPROXIMATELY 6:30 PM.  THE FIRE DESTROYED THEIR HOME AROUND 9:30 PM.  INVESTIGATORS HAVE PROCESSED THE SCENE FOR FIVE DAYS AND HAVE DETERMINED THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT CHLOIE AND GAGE WERE VICTIMS OF THE FIRE.  THE CHILDRENS’ GRANDPARENTS WERE KILLED.

 

MISSING SINCE:  SEPTEMBER 23, 2012

MISSING FROM:  UNIONVILLE, TENNESSEE

 

CONTACT: 

911

TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS 800-824-3463

CRIME STOPPERS 931-685-4300

 

 

http://www.tbi.tn.gov/missing_children/documents/alert456cache1375poster.pdf

http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1203253

 

 

Four Dead Inside Tennessee House Fire

Couple and grandchildren perish in Bedford County fire.
Unionville firefighters fight flames billowing from a Kingdom Road home late Sunday night, Sept. 23, 2012, near Rover, Tenn. Four people died in the fire, authorities said. (AP Photo/Shelbyville Times-Gazette, David Melson)

Published Monday, September 24, 2012

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A couple and two step-grandchildren they were raising were killed in an intense fire in an old farmhouse that collapsed the walls.

Family members identified the couple as 72-year-old Leon “Bubba” McClaran and his 70-year-old wife, Molli McClaran. The family said the children were 9-year-old Chloe Pope and 7-year-old Gage Daniels. Someone passing the McClaran’s farm in Bedford County saw the home enveloped in flames Sunday night and called for help in Shelbyville, about a half-hour southwest of Nashville.

Sheriff Randall Boyce said by late morning Monday, investigators had found three of the bodies. He believed the missing remains were those of the boy.

“We’re going to keep looking until we find him,” Boyce said.

A request was made for cadaver-locating dogs.

The fire pulled air up from the full basement, making it very intense, Boyce said.

Family members drew a layout of the home, showing firefighters where the victims’ bedrooms were. Boyce said the three sets of remains were found near where their beds were located.

Authorities believe the fire began around 10 p.m. — about an hour after the family would usually be in bed. Firefighters fought the flames until around 4 a.m. Monday and they had yet to determine a cause.

Firefighters had to haul water and dump it into a canvas reservoir for the pumpers to draw from.

Mary Lamb said Leon McClaran was her younger brother and the property was part of the family farm where they all grew up. McClaran was the second-oldest of six siblings.

Lamb said her brother doted on the boy, who the family called “Buster.”

“That little boy went everywhere with him,” Lamb said.

Asked why the couple were raising their step-grandchildren, family members said simply that the children needed a home.

Cynthia Sudberry, also a sister of Leon McClaran, said her brother helped anyone who needed it. She said he made sure she had enough money while she recovered from surgery.

Sister Sherry Hobbs was also waiting near the end of a long lane leading back to the couple’s home and she recalled her brother’s kindness to her.

“When my husband died, he helped me with the farm,” Hobbs said. “He would stop by every day and check on me.”

Lamb said the family got together often and had celebrated Leon’s birthday earlier this month.

“We have lots of good memories right here,” she said. “This the homeplace where we were all raised. ”

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

http://www.firefighternation.com/article/news-2/four-people-dead-inside-tennessee-house-fire

 

Bedford County fire victims laid to rest

Posted: Oct 21, 2012 10:20 PM EDTUpdated: Nov 04, 2012 10:22 PM EST

Reported by Adrianne Flores – email

UNIONVILLE, TN (WSMV) –

It’s been nearly a month since fire destroyed a Bedford County home, killing a husband and wife. Sunday, Leon and Molly McClaran were laid to rest.

Hundreds turned out to say their final goodbyes. But despite the moving service, family and friends still don’t have closure.

Stretching for nearly a mile through Unionville’s countryside, dozens of cars filled with family, friends and well-wishers winded through Cothran Cemetery Sunday.

“It touched our heart that they had that many friends and they came out today,” said Leon’s McClaran’s sister-in-law, Sharon McClaran.

“They was just joyful when you got around them,” added Leon McClaran’s brother, Marion McClaran.

Hundreds of people came from all over middle Tennessee to pay their final respects for Leon and Molly McClaran. But the day brought little closure for Sharon McClaran.

“Just wondering where the kids are, out there… who’s got them what they’re doing to them,” said Sharon McClaran.

Fire destroyed the couple’s home nearly four weeks ago. Initially authorities presumed the McClarans’ grandchildren, 9-year-old Chloie and 7-year-old Gage, also died in the fire. But a week later, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for the siblings.

“It’s just kind of strange the way it happened,” said Marion McClaran.

Since then a small army of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and TBI agents have been scouring the property for any sign of the children, but so far, there’s no evidence either were in the house at the time. Marion McClaran doesn’t know what to believe.

“The children, it wasn’t anything found of the children and everything just leaves you kind of wondering you know,” Marion McClaran said.

It’s a dark cloud hanging over this otherwise picture perfect day as this tight-knit community tries to heal.

“Trusting the Lord that he’ll lead the right people in the right direction,” Sharon McClaran added.

Chloie is 4’8″ tall and has brown hair and hazel eyes. Gage is 4′ tall. He also has brown hair hazel eyes and wears glasses. If you’ve seen them or have any information on their whereabouts, call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Copyright 2012 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/19876745/fire-victims-laid-to-rest

 

ATF joins investigation of missing Bedford Co. children

Posted: Sep 26, 2012 1:15 PM EDTUpdated: Oct 24, 2012 1:15 PM EDT

Reported by Carley Gordon – email

Reported by Adrianne Flores – email

UNIONVILLE, TN (WSMV) –

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Wednesday began assisting in the search for two missing Bedford County children.

Authorities said they don’t believe 9-year-old Chloie Leverette and her half-brother, 7-year-old Gage Daniel, died in a Sept. 23 fire that incinerated their home, but there is also no indication where or when they could have gone.

On Wednesday, ATF agents started sifting through the remains of the house. Several teams are slowly going through piles of rubble.

The ATF said they added 11 to 12 additional personnel, who might be able to help decide whether there are any remains in the debris that have not been detected.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for the children a couple weeks ago after previously issuing an endangered child alert.

Crews have spent days sifting through ashes by hand at the burned home of the children’s step-grandparents, Leon McClaran, 72, and 70-year-old Molly McClaran, who died in the fire.

The TBI said they’re working on a lot of leads in the case, but that has not yielded any results. All of the interviews they’ve conducted indicate the two missing children were actually in the house at the time of the fire.

All the while, members of the McClaran family continue to hold a vigil of sorts just feet away, sitting and waiting for answers.

“It’s really sad. We can’t find the kids. We really want to find the kids,” Leon McClaran Jr. said.

State bomb and arson investigators said that the children were not victims of the fire and their whereabouts remain unknown at this time.

“They feel like they don’t have solid evidence right now to assume that these children were in the fire,” said TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm.

Search crews found what they thought was a tooth but said it is not enough to close the case.

Officials also said they found at least 20 propane tanks in the basement of the house, which probably made the fire much worse. While they do not suspect arson, they said they may never know what started the fire in the first place.

The children were last seen about three hours before the night of the fire.

Crews have also used helicopters and searched the nearby woods to see if the children escaped the fire.

“To err on the side of caution, as far as law enforcement is concerned, we feel like we can leave no stone unturned and just try to follow every lead that we can to ensure that they’re not somewhere else,” Helm said. “I don’t know where else they would be. They were a close knit family.”

Chloie is described as a white female, approximately 4’8″ and 75 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Gage is described as a white male, approximately 4′ and 75 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

The sheriff’s department brought in additional cadaver dogs to assist in the search, as well as forensic teams from Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee.

Neighbor Erika Barnett said she was just starting to come to terms with the fact her neighbors died in the fire when she learned they might have survived.

“It was just fire everywhere,” Barnett said. “As hot as that fire was over there, I don’t see how they would have gotten out.”

If you have any information concerning the current whereabouts of Chloie and Gage, please contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Copyright 2012 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/19645959/crews-now-searching-for-children-1st-thought-dead

 

 

AP NewsBreak:  Autopsies released in fatal fire; two missing children still sought

NASHVILLE (AP) – The cause of death for a Bedford County couple found dead in a house fire nearly three months ago remains unknown as authorities continue to investigate the whereabouts of two children considered missing from  the home.

According to autopsy reports obtained by The Associated Press, the cause and manner of death for 69-year-old Mollie McClaran and 72-year-old Leon “Bubba” McClaran could not be determined, although the remains were severely charred and soot was found in their airways.

The couple’s remains were recovered after a fire erupted at their home the evening of Sept. 23, but the grandchildren, 9-year-old Chloie Leverette and 7-year-old Gage Daniel, were never found after repeated searches of the rubble.

A statewide Amber Alert remains in effect for the children after investigators said they could not find evidence that the two died in the fire.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. 

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said the fire’s damage to the remains likely made it hard to determine for certain what killed the couple.  According to the medical examiners report, both remains had to be identified by X-rays and DNA analysis.

“When someone is that badly burned, it’s difficult to determine a cause of death,” she said. 

According to the autopsy reports, additional remains were found later and identified as a foot belonging to Mollie McClaran, as well as remains of two small animals.  The autopsy also found thermal fractures of the skulls, ribs and bones of the arms and legs.  Soot was found in the tracheas of both bodies. 

Toxicology reports also were ordered for the couple.  Mollie McClaran’s report said morphine and alprazolam, a drug used to treat anxiety, was found in her liver.  Mary Lamb, the sister of Leon McClaran, said Mollie was being treated with the drugs because she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

“She had been diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago, and it had returned,” Lamb told the Associated Press on Monday.

TBI agents continue to follow up on leads and tips about the two children, but no active searches are ongoing, Helm said.

“The calls and leads tend to decrease as time passes,” she said.  “We are getting very few.”

Lamb said she became concerned that the two children were not in the home when forensic evidence teams were unable to find any of their remains even after days of sifting and searching of the home.

“If those children were not in that fire, then my brother died fighting for them,” lamb said.  “I honestly believe that the two children were murdered.”

Lamb said donations were being collected at a local church for a reward for information about the children.  She said she doesn’t want the public to forget about the ongoing investigation.

The family is planning a public event Dec. 22 at the site of the destroyed home.

“I don’t want Chloie and Gage to be forgotten,” she said.  “Someone knows where those children are.” 

http://www.jacksonsun.com/viewart/20121218/NEWS01/312180018/AP-NewsBreak-Autopsies-released-fatal-fire-two-missing-children-still-sought

 

New Revelations In Case Of Missing Bedford Co. Children

Posted: Jul 03, 2013 7:24 PM EDTUpdated: Jul 03, 2013 11:49 PM EDT

by Nick Beres

BEDFORD COUNTY, Tenn. – There is new information that could help explain what happened to the two Bedford County children who went missing after a fire destroyed their home last September.

The fire completely gutted the home and claimed the lives of Leon and Molli McClaran and their pet poodle. Investigators could find no sign of their grandchildren, 9-year-old Chloie and 7-year-old Gage, who were supposed to be sleeping in the bedroom just across the hall.

“It’s a mystery,” said Kristin Helm, spokesperson with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Helm said crews searched the charred home for days, but never found any remains of the children. For that reason, they are classified as missing. Nearly a year later an Amber Alert remains in effect for the children.

“The TBI still has an active open investigation case file on their whereabouts,” said Helm, who added it will stay that way until they are found.

Sheriff Randall Boyce said there are those who believe the children were taken from the scene and are still alive. Investigators said they never developed any suspects or leads that the children were anywhere else.

“Do I think they burned up in the fire? I do,” said Boyce, who said he hopes he’s wrong.

Many wonder why remains were discovered belonging to the grandparents and even the family pet dog, but not the children.

“Now the pet that was found was underneath the woman’s body,” said Boyce.

Her body helped shield the dog from the heat of the fire.

Sheriff Boyce said the floor of the home collapsed in the blaze, sending the grandparents and possibly the children into the basement.

“They were in a pit. (It was) a fire pit at that point,” said Boyce. 

He estimated the temperatures there topped 1,600 degrees which is on par with the heat used in a crematorium. 

The sheriff believed it was even hotter where the children’s bodies fell. For the first time we’ve learned their bedroom was above a storage closet holding more than 30 propane tanks collected by the grandfather. Many could still have had gas inside.

The theory is that when the fire hit the tanks the emergency valves opened to release the propane to prevent an explosion. That sudden burst of burning propane then could have dramatically increased the temperatures around the children’s bodies – enough perhaps to leave nothing but ash.

“Does this type of thing stay with you? You bet. I think about it almost every day,” said Boyce, who said he hopes he’s wrong about the children dying in the fire. He said he will never stop looking for them.

Each month dozens of reports on potential sightings arrive thanks to the still active Amber Alert.

“One day last week three came in from Oregon, Florida and the Carolinas,” said Boyce who added that every report was checked out.

He conceded the most likely scenario is that the children died in the fire. Without any physical proof the search will go on and authorities hope the public continues to provide tips.

“The TBI never closes a case on a missing child,” said Helm.

The children’s family members said to this day they hold out hope Chloie and Gage will still somehow be found alive.

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/22757551/new-revelations-in-case-of-missing-bedford-county-children

 

Reward Increased For Information About Kids Missing Since Fire

Posted: Jan 22, 2013 7:18 AM EST

Updated: Jan 22, 2013 12:50 PM EST

BEDFORD COUNTY, Tenn. – A reward has been increased for information about two young children missing since a deadly house fire in Bedford County last year.

There has been no sign of 9-year-old Chloie Leverette or her 7-year old brother, Gage Daniel, since the fire that killed their grandparents, Leon & Molly McClaran in September.

An Amber Alert remains active for the two kids, although the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they do no suspect foul play. The TBI did not ask any other states to issue Amber Alerts because they simply have no evidence to show the two children were taken anywhere.

Originally, officials thought Chloie and Gage died in the fire, but numerous searches turned up nothing.

Family members of the McClarans, along with friends and neighbors, have now increased the award to $2,000. A $1,500 reward was first announced in November 2012.

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/20645134/reward-increased-for-information-about-kids-missing-since-fire

 

 

Missing kids’ mom insists they’re alive

DAVID MELSON – Shelbyville Times-Gazette (AP)

Posted September 28, 2013 at 11:53  a.m.

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “I miss my children.”

One year after Cheryl Leverette Daniel’s children were last seen, shortly before a fire that destroyed her parents’ home where they were staying, she holds on to hopes of seeing them again.

Chloie Leverette, 9, and Gage Daniel, 7, haven’t been seen since Sept. 23, 2012, a few hours before the Kingdom Road home of their grandparents, Leon McClaran Sr., 72, and Mollie McClaran, 70, burned.

Partial remains of the McClarans were eventually identified by forensic scientists. No remains of the children have been recovered. They continue to be listed as “missing” by the Tennessee Bureau of Identification.

“We know that the children were not victims of the fire,” Daniel said, naming a long list of law enforcement agencies and forensic specialists that have found no traces of remains.

“I want people to pray for them that guardian angels are watching over them.”

The past year has been hard, Daniel says, after losing two parents and the disappearance of her children.

“Prayer and the Lord have kept me going. It’s enough losing my parents, but for my kids to be missing…We miss our parents, very much so.”

Sheriff Randall Boyce said a year of hoping and searching has been hard on him and his officers as well.

“We’ve lost more sleep over this than anything else since I’ve been sheriff. When it’s children it touches home with all of us guys. I have grandchildren the same age. It touches our hearts.”

His department, along with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, continues the search for answers.

“We’re still getting a few leads from people who think they know something, We still keep looking and hoping something turns up.”

But one grim possibility exists, according to investigators.

“There’s still that possibility that they burned up in the fire,” Boyce said.

Daniel doesn’t see it that way at all.

“They found the bones of my parents and the bones of a bird but no bones of my children,” Daniel said.

“It’s like after people saw the headline ‘4 dead in fire’ they gave up looking for them because they (law enforcement) said they were dead. I don’t want people to give up looking. They were not victims of the fire.”

Boyce understands her feelings.

“We’re going to continue to look. We’re not going to take it for granted that they died. We’re going to continue to look until we find something solid one way or the other.”

Daniel’s hopes remain strong.

“Everyone, please keep looking for them. Don’t give up on them. They are out there somewhere. Call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.”

A reward fund, administered by Regions Bank’s Shelbyville and Eagleville offices, is up to $3,000, Daniel said.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/sep/28/missing-kids-mom-insists-theyre-alive/

 

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