Amber Alert Issued for 14 Year Old Lacey Dewent Missing Since 3/31/14 in Albuquerque, NM … Police Believe She is With 26 Year Old Robert Butler Who She Met OnLine

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 14 year old Lacey Dewent who has been missing since March 31, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lacey Dewent did not show up for school on Monday and she has not been seen since. As reported at KOAT, the situation was changed from a child abduction emergency to an amber alert at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. Lacey Dewent is believed to be with 26 year old Robert Butler who she met on the internet. Butler is 6 foot 2 inches with brown hair and brown eyes. They are believed to be traveling to Florida.

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Albuquerque police are searching for a 14-year-old who has been missing since she didn’t show up to school Monday morning.

Lacey Dewitt, 14, is described as 5 feet, 4 inches tall and has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Police said Dewitt recently met Robert Butler, 26, online and she may be with him. Butler may be headed to Florida.

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Robert Butler

Anyone who has seen Dewitt is asked to call 505-242-COPS or 505-924-6094.

8 Year Old Relisha Rudd Missing Since 2/26/14 in Washington, DC … Amber Alert Issued (Update: 51 Year Old Kahlil Malik Tatum Wanted in Andrea Denise Tatum’s Murder)(Update: DC Police: “We cannot ignore the possibility that he may have killed her.”)(Update: Dive Teams Search Waters of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens)

An AMBER ALERT was issued for Relisha Rudd on March 8, 2014; however, 8 year old Relisha Rudd has been missing since February 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. She was last seen Feb. 26 at the D.C. Shelter for Families on the grounds of the old D.C. General Hospital in Southeast. Relisha is believed to be in the company of Kahlil Tatum, who works as a janitor at the shelter. According to the Relisha’s mother’s fiance, Antonio Wheeler, the mom gave permission to Khalil Tatum, a janitor at the shelter, to take her daughter. Relisha had been missing since late February, but here disappearance was only brought to the attention of police on Wednesday when officials with D.C. Public Schools realized she hadn’t been showing up for class. Better late than never, I guess. Relisha is described as a black female, standing 4 feet tall and weighing between 70 and 80 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and a medium complexion.

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Police were searching a homeless shelter next to a Washington, D.C., jail Thursday after missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd’s mother was taken away.

The mother’s fiance said the woman gave permission to Khalil Tatum, a janitor at the shelter, to take her daughter.

“She said she is at Mr. Tatum’s house she’s good,” said Antonio Wheeler, fiance. “I seen Mr. Tatum today and he said he would bring my daughter back.”

Wheeler said he asked Tatum again later.

“I asked him, he said, ‘She is my house… would bring her back when I get off work today,’” Wheeler said.

That never happened, Wheeler said.

Authorities released surveillance footage of Tatum and Relisha taken on Feb. 26 at the Holiday Inn Express located at 1917 Bladensburg Road in Northeast D.C.

The search for Kahlil Tatum led to the Red Roof Inn in Oxon Hill. Upon further room to room searches at the hotel, the body of 51 year old Andrea Denise Tatum, the wife of  Kahlil Malik Tatum, was found dead. An arrest warrant has been issued for Kahil Tatum for the murder of his wife. The police believe Relisha Rudd is traveling with Kahlil Tatum, who may be armed and dangerous, either on foot or in a different vehicle.

Since Relisha Rudd has disappeared and the events that followed, according to Shamika Young, the mother of missing Relisha, DC Child and Family Services have taken custody of her other children three children, ages 7, 5 and 4.

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Left to Right, Relisha Rudd, Kahlil Tatum. (Metropolitan Police Department)

A man has been charged with killing his wife and may be traveling with an 8-year-old D.C. girl who has been missing for more than three weeks, authorities said.

Prince George’s County Police have obtained an arrest warrant charging Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, of Southeast Washington with murder in the death of his wife, Andrea Denise Tatum, the police department said in a news release.

The body of Andrea Tatum, 51, was found Thursday in a motel room in Oxon Hill, where Prince George’s County officers had gone to assist the Metropolitan Police Department in its search for Relisha Tenau Rudd, who was reporting missing earlier in the week.

UPDATE I: Truck linked to missing Relisha Rudd found in Maryland. (VIDEO)

Police say a truck sought as part of the search for a Washington, D.C., girl has been found in Maryland, but police are still looking for the girl.

Prince George’s County Police said Friday that the unoccupied truck described in an Amber Alert seeking 8-year-old Relisha Rudd was found parked in Chapel Oaks.

UPDATE II: Search for missing Relisha Rudd intensifies to area of area of Kenilworth Park. … Kahlil Malik Tatum May Have Killed Relisha Rudd.

“We’re not making any assumptions, but I think it’d be prudent for us at this time to make sure we’ve searched – and this is a very large area – searched this area very well,” said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier. “We cannot ignore the possibility that he may have killed her.”

The search of the aquatic gardens area of Kenilworth Park was prompted by evidence the man, identified as Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, spent time there after the last credible sighting of Relisha Tenau Rudd, 8, on March 1.

“On March 2, we know that Mr. Tatum purchased, among other items, a carton of black, 42 gallon, self-tie contractor trash bags within the District of Columbia,” Lanier said at a news conference near the search area. “Not long after that purchase, Mr. Tatum was in the area of the aquatic gardens for a period of time.”

UPDATE III: Dive Teams Search the Waters of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.

D.C. police spokesman Hugh Carew said dive teams were searching the Anacostia River in the 700-acre park in Northeast Washington, DC.

The search for missing 8-year-old girl Relisha Rudd resumed Saturday, with dive teams continuing to sift through the waters of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for possible remains.

The search for Relisha, last seen alive on March 1, enters day three at the heavily wooded park in Northeast Washington.

It began with a foot search Thursday, after authorities discovered Kahlil Malik Tatum, the man suspected of abducting Relisha, spent more than two hours in that area shortly after purchasing a number of 42-gallon contractor style garbage bags, a shovel and lime on March 2.

Police ask anyone with information on Relisha’s whereabouts to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, the Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.

AMBER ALERT Issued for 11 Year Old Lucas Ezra Silas Guin Considered in “Extreme Danger” Missing Since 3/20/14 in Lebanon, Virginia … Abducted by 67 Year Old Father, Jimmy Donald Guin (Update: Boy Found Safe, Jimmy Donald Guinn Arrested)

An AMBER ALERT for a Russell County, VA abduction has been issued for 11 year old Lucas Ezra Silas Guin who has been missing since Thursday, March 20, 2014. Lucas Ezra Silas Guin is considered to be in “extreme danger” and was believed to have been abducted by 67 year old Jimmy Donald Guin. The missing 11 year old Virginia boy was last seen at Lebanon Middle School in Lebanon, Virginia Thursday morning wearing a red and black shirt and blue jeans, according to authorities. Police say they may be traveling in a 2004 purple Freightliner tractor with the Virginia license plate 78471PY. Police also believe they could be headed northbound towards West Virginia or Ohio.

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Lucas Ezra Silas Guin

Missing 11-year-old Lucas Ezra Silas Guin is described as having brown hair and brown eyes. He’s 4-foot-8 and 84 pounds.

Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn was last seen at Lebanon Middle School Thursday morning wearing a red and black shirt and blue jeans, according to authorities.

Virginia State Police believe the boy may have been abducted by Jimmy Donald Guinn, 67, in a 2004 tractor freightliner. The purple truck, whose company name is “Snowbird Trucking,” has a Virginia tag of 78471PY.

Authorities believe the vehicle may have since been swapped out for a large burgundy diesel pickup truck

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Jimmy Donald Guin

Jimmy Donald Guin, 67, is described as 5-foot-11 and 235 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown, partially gray hair. He may be driving a 2004 purple tractor freightline or burgundy diesel pickup truck.

Virginia AMBER ALERT

JIMMY DONALD GUINN
WHITE male, 5 feet 11 inches, 235 Lbs, BROWN/PARTIALLY GRAY hair, BLUE eyes. SUSPECT MAY BE HEADED TOWARDS OHIO, WEST VIRGINIA, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, SCOTSDALE, ARIZONA, OR SURPRISE, ARIZONA

May be traveling in a 2004 TRACTOR FREIGHTLINER , PURPLE , Virginia tag 78471PY. UNKNOWN (POSSIBLY NORTHBOUND TOWARDS WEST VIRGINIA OR OHIO).
P.S. NAME OF COMPANY ON TRUCK IS SNOWBIRD TRUCKING. MIGHT HAVE POSSIBLY ABANDONED THE FREIGHTLINER TRUCK AND COULD BE IN A LARGE STYLE BURGUNDY PICKUP DIESEL TRUCK.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Russell County Sheriff’s Office at 276-889-8033, Virginia State Police at 800-822-4453, (1-800-VACHILD) or call 911.

UPDATE I: 11-Year-Old Va. Boy Found Safe, Amber Alert Cancelled.

An Amber Alert for 11-year-old Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn has been cancelled after police found the boy unharmed during a traffic stop in southwest Virginia.

Amber Alert Issued in Los Angeles, CA for 4 Missing Boyle Heights Children (One year Old Twins Janet & Veronica Felix, Justin Felix, 5, and Enrique Felix, 7) … Parents Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez Sought in Adduction (Update: 4 Children Found Near US-Mexico Border, Parents Remain at Large)

An AMBER Alert was issued at 5 am Saturday in Los Angeles, California for 4 missing Boyle Heights children kidnapped by their mother, Rosa Chairez, and father, Enrique Felix, from their maternal grandmother’s home. The children’s names are, one year old twin girls, Janet and Veronica Felix, 5 year old Justin Feliz and 7 year old Enrique Felix. The children were first reported missing Friday, March 14, 2014 around 12:30 p.m., after Rosa Chairez and Enrique Felix took them by force. The vehicle used in the abduction was a dark-colored PT Cruiser that was missing the right rear hubcap and had paper license plates. Previously, the Department of Children and Family Services had removed the children from their biological parents and placed them in protective custody with the grandmother.

Police believe that the parents may be headed to San Diego, CA or Mexico.

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Click on pic to watch VIDEO – Above, Parents Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez, Justin Felix, 5, and Enrique Felix, 7

An Amber Alert was issued early Saturday morning after four children were reported missing from their maternal grandmother’s home in Boyle Heights, authorities said.

The children were first reported missing Friday around 12:30 p.m., after their mother, Rosa Chairez, and father, Enrique Felix, took them, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert around 5 a.m. Saturday.

Description of kidnapping suspects.

Enrique Felix, 28, was described as Hispanic with black hair, brown eyes, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing around 220 pounds. Felix was reported to be physically violent towards Rosa Chairez and their children, police said.

Rosa Chairez has red hair and brown eyes.  She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds.

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One Year Old Twins Janet and Veronica Felix (Credit: LAPD)

Description of missing children.

Janet Felix, 1, black hair, brown eyes, 2 feet tall, approximately 20 pounds.

Veronica Felix, 1, black hair, brown eyes, 2 feet tall, approximately 20 pounds.

Justin Felix, 5, black hair, brown eyes, 3 feet tall approximately 50 pounds.

Enrique Felix, 7, brown hair, brown eyes, 4 feet tall approximately 70 pounds.

UPDATE I: 4 Children in Amber Alert Found Near U.S.-Mexico Border.

Four Southern California children allegedly taken by force from their grandmother’s home by their non-custodial parents were located near the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday morning, bringing an end to the Amber Alert issued by authorities for the children.

Officials deactivated the Amber Alert and said the children were found safe at around 10:15 a.m. They were turned over to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego.

The children’s parents, however, remained at large and may have possibly crossed the border into Mexico, according to officials.

Anyone with information was asked to contact LAPD Hollenbeck Detectives at (323) 342-8900. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

FBI Offers $20,000 for Return of Missing 2 Year Old Myra Lewis … Missing Since 3/1/14 in Camden, MS

2 year old Myra Lewis has been missing since Saturday, March 1, 2014. Myra Lewis was last seen at her parents’ home on Mount Pilgrim Road in Camden, Mississippi.  As per WLBT, Ericka Lewis, the child’s mother, said she last saw Myra when leaving to go to the grocery store. Myra and her sister were outside playing, and Ericka Lewis told them to go inside. The mother saw Myra walk back into the house with her sister, where the children’s father was.  Myra Lewis has not been seen or heard from since.

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Missing 2 Year Old Myra Lewis

The missing persons case is being treated as an abduction by the authorities and the FBI has has offered a $20,000 reward for the return of the missing toddler. Daniel McMullen, the FBI special agent in charge stated,  “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.”

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.

UPDATE I: Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said he believes Myra is alive, but said the investigation has moved from a search to an investigation.

Tucker also held a news conference Sunday, which was attended by a large group of Myra’s family.

“We feel confident that Myra’s somewhere in the area,” Tucker said.

Tucker said the investigation is still that of a missing child rather than an abduction, but Tucker said everyone who came in contact with Myra the day she went missing is a suspect — even Myra’s mother, Erika Lewis.

AMBER ALERT Issued for 11 Year Old Caitlyn Marie Virts Missing Since 3/6/14 in Dundalk, MD (Update: Maryland Girl F Safe in Florence, SC … Timothy Howard Virts Arrested)

An AMBER ALERT was issued for 11 year old Caitlyn Marie Virts who had been missing sunce Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Dundalk, MD. Caitlyn was last seen in the 3100 block of Ardee Way in Dundalk at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday.When police arrived to the home of the missing girl after some one in the home had reported a cardiac arrest, they found Caitlyn’s mother, 36 year old Bobbie Jo Cortez, deceased in her bedroom. Police believe Caitlyn was abducted by her father, Timothy Howard Virts, who police said was not supposed to have contact with her. An arrest warrant had been issued for Timothy Howard Virts in connection with her death.

The 11 year old Maryland girl is said to be traveling with her father, 38 year old Timothy Howard Virts, and believed to be driving a lack 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland license plates 5AJ4458.

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 Caitlyn Marie Virts

An Amber Alert has been issued by the Maryland State Police in reference to an 11-year-old female missing from the Dundalk area and Baltimore County police say she is connected to a homicide investigation.

Caitlyn Marie Virts was last seen in the 3100 block of Ardee Way in Dundalk at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday. She is described as a white female, 5 feet tall, 80 pounds, and possibly wearing glasses. It is unknown what she might be wearing.

Caitlyn is believed to be with her father, Timothy Howard Virts. He is described as a 38-year-old white male, 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds. He should be driving a black 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland license plates 5AJ4458.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-887-7320 or 911.

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UPDATE I: Bobbie Jo Cortez’s death investigated by police as a homicide.

Cortez’s death is being investigated as a homicide. Police said Friday that Cortez died as a result of sharp force injury and that she had multiple cut wounds to her upper body. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday for her official cause of death.

Detectives have confirmed that Cortez was alive Wednesday and that she lived at the house with three children — Caitlyn, her twin sister and a boy — and two adults whose relationships with the victim have not been verified.

“The (other) children are safe and in custody of family members at an undisclosed location,” Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said.

Police said they believe the children and the two other adults were in the house when Cortez was killed, Armacost said Friday.

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Timothy Virts Arrested

UPDATE III:  Caitlyn Marie Virts found safe in Florence, SC … Timothy Howard Virts Arrested.

The Baltimore County girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been located, authorities said Friday night.

“We found her,” the Baltimore County police said of the 11-year-old girl, Caitlyn Marie Virts.

She was found unharmed in a motel in Florence, S.C., the police said. Also found there was the man the FBI said was her father, Timothy Howard Virts.

An arrest warrant had been issued for the father, in connection with the death of her mother, Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36, of Dundalk, Md., the county police said earlier.

Missing Maryland Girl Found; Father Charged With Murder.

The girl was found unharmed, according to a statement by the Baltimore County Police Department.

“Detectives will be traveling to South Carolina as soon as possible to continue the investigation,” said Corp. John Wachter in a statement.

#Virts is in police custody and will be returned to Maryland “pending an extradition process,” the statement said. Police hope to return the girl home as soon as possible.

Amber Alert Issued for 2 Year Old Myra Lewis Missing Since 3/1/14 in Camden, MS (Update: Case Now Considered an Abduction)(Update: FBI Joins Search)

An Amber Alert has been issued in Madison County for 2 year old Myra Lewis who has been missing since around 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014. Myra Lewis was last seen at her parents’ home on Mount Pilgrim Road in Camden, Mississippi.  As per WLBT, Ericka Lewis, the child’s mother, said she last saw Myra when leaving to go to the grocery store. Myra and her sister were outside playing, and Ericka Lewis told them to go inside. She saw her walk back into the house with her sister, where the children’s father was.  The missing toddler’s mother and father have been questioned about the disappearance, but authorities state that is standard procedure and they  are not considered suspects or persons-of-interest.

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Myra Lewis

Description:

  • 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 shinny shoes (tennis) with glitter on them.
  • Lewis said sometimes little Myra sucks her thumb upside down.

The following is the AMBER ALERT from the Mississippi Highway Patrol:

THE MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY PATROL IS ISSUING AN AMBER ALERT FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD MYRA LEWIS. SHE WAS LAST SEEN SATURDAY MORNING JUST AFTER 11 AT HER HOME IN CAMDEN IN NORTHERN MADISON COUNTY. SHE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A TURQUOISE SWEATER WITH A BEAR ON THE FRONT, OFF-WHITE OR KHAKI PANTS AND PINK TENNIS SHOES. SHE IS DESCRIBED AS 34 INCHES TALL, WEIGHING 27 POUNDS. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF MYRA LEWIS, CALL 855-642-5378.

Amber Alert issued for missing Madison Co. toddler.

Sunday evening the Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for two-year-old Myra Lewis of Camden.

Multiple agencies are searching for a missing two-year-old, who went missing Saturday morning.

Metro One is assisting in the search for the missing toddler.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Madison and Ridgeland police and fire departments, Rankin County, Hinds County and Rankin and Madison Emergency Management are all cooperating in the search.

WLOX.com – The News for South Mississippi

UPDATE I: Case for Missing toddler treated as an abduction.

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.

UPDATE II: FBI joins search for missing Mississippi toddler Myra Lewis.

The FBI has joined the search for a missing Madison County toddler, and authorities say they’re still not sure what happened to her.

Police began looking for 2-year-old Myra Lewis on Saturday afternoon after family members realized she was missing. She may have been gone from her rural Camden home for hours by that time.

“Until we can prove or disprove one or the other, we’ve still got to consider every possibility. She may have wandered off or been abducted, we just don’t know what (happened) at this point,” he said.

If you have any information on Myra’s whereabouts, please call 855-642-5378.

Amber Alert Issued for 15 Year Old Nomei Velazquez Missing Since 2/24/14 in Nacogdoches, TX … Abducted by Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz (Update: Nomei Velazquez, Suspect Arrested)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 15 year old Nomei Velazquez, who has been missing since February 24, 2014 in Nacogdoches, Texas. The sheriff’s office reported that Velazquez went missing Monday after being last seen leaving school on foot. She reportedly didn’t return home. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office issued the alert as authorities believe that Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz is suspected of abducting Velazquez and might be traveling northbound on I-35. They could be be traveling in a 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat with Texas plate: DF7T507.

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Left to Right, Nomei Velazquez Juan -  Fabian Arenas Delacruz

Velazquez is 4 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, glasses and was carrying a brown purse. She also goes by the nickname ‘Mimi.’

The man suspected of taking her is Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz. He may be traveling in a 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat with Texas plate: DF7T507. He’s described as 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He also has facial hair.

UPDATE I: Someone reported seeing the vehicle in the Kansas City area at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Another citizen reported seeing the car around 5:15 Wednesday morning between Ottawa and Emporia, Kan.

Anyone with information about them should call 911 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 800-572-7463.

UPDATE II: Missing Texas teen found safe, suspect arrested.

A Texas teenager who Tuesday night was the subject of an Amber Alert in Kansas was found safe late Wednesday afternoon in Lubbock, Texas after her suspected abductor was placed into custody on the campus of Texas Tech University, authorities said via social media.

Officials on Wednesday morning canceled the Amber Alert in Kansas for Nomei Velazquez, 15, after learning a cellphone ping that placed her near Lenexa was read incorrectly.

She later was located in Lubbock after authorities took her suspected abductor, Fabian Arenas Delacruz, 28, into custody, according to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office page on Facebook. Delacruz was found working at a job site on the campus of Texas Tech. Authorities shortly afterward tracked down Velazquez, who was in a nearby motel room, and deemed her to be safe.

AMBER ALERT Issued in MO, OK, KS for Missing 10 Year Old Hailey Owens Kidnapped 2/18/14 in Springfield, Missouri (VIDEO) (Update: Suspect in Custody, Arrested on Kidnapping Charges)(Update: Hailey’s Body Found, Child Deceased)(Update: Craig Michael Wood Arrested Suspect, From Springfield, MO MAP)(Update: Wood Charged with First Degree Murder)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 10 year old Hailey Owens who has been missing since Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri.  Hailey was grabbed in front of her own home in broad day light. The child abduction occurred around 4:50 p.m. on W. Lombard when Hailey Owens was approached by an unknown person and pulled into his vehicle. Police have described the kidnapper as a white male between the ages of 45 and 55, driving a gold 2008 Ford Ranger pickup with Missouri plate number 1YF454.

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Click on pic to watch Fox 4 VIDEO

Hailey M. Owens went missing at 4:48 p.m. in Springfield. The man who allegedly took her is white, 45 to 55 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 200 pounds and has gray hair.

He might be driving a gold 2008 Ford Ranger pickup truck with Missouri plate number 1YF454, police said.

Owens is described as about 5 feet 2 inches tall, 90 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals. She has pierced ears.

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AMBER ALERT:

This is an Amber Alert, the Springfield Missouri Police Department has issued an Amber Alert that occurred at 3247 west Lombard at 4:48 pm on 02/18/14. Abducted was Hailey Owens a white female 10 years old. The suspect vehicle is a gold 2008 Ford Ranger Missouri registration 1YF454. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Scenic from Grand in Springfield, Missouri. The suspect is a white male, no further description is available. The victim, Hailey M. Owens is a white female 10 years old, 5 foot 2 inches tall, weighing 90 pounds with long brown hair, brown eyes and pierced ears. Owens was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals.. . Please Contact Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.


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A: Location where Hailey Owen was abducted. - B: Location where Craig M. Wood was arrested.

UPDATE I: Amber Alert: Stranger abducts girl in west Springfield, MO.

Springfield police are investigating an abduction of a girl in the 3200 block of  West Lombard Street at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday.  The girl is 10, 5-foot-2, skinny, with sandy blonde hair and pierced ears.  She was wearing blue jean shorts.  Her name is Hailey Owens.

A neighbor who lives at 3247 W. Lombard says a man went up to Hailey, who was outside the home, and talked to her, then grabbed her and threw her in his truck.  Hailey’s mother told police that she has no idea who the man is.

Police are looking for a white man who may be driving a gold early 2000s Ford Ranger pickup that was last seen going south on Golden Avenue from Lombard.  The truck has Missouri plates IYF 454.

Hailey Owens

UPDATE II: Suspect in Custody, Hailey Owens Still Missing.

An Amber Alert remains in effect for 10 year old Hailey Owen of Springfield, MO.  An unknown man pulled her into his vehicle Tuesday afternoon. Police found him, and charged him with kidnapping, but Hailey remains missing.  A search will continue through the night.

Springfield Police Twitter:

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UPDATE III: Family says abducted girl’s body found.

The body of an abducted 10-year-old girl in southwest Missouri has been found, according to the girl’s family.

UPDATE IV: This morning’s 6:30AM Police press conference:

  • The police have identified the suspect in custody as 45 year old Craig Michael Wood, charged with kidnapping.
  • It is on an-going police investigation.
  • The police made no mention of Hailey Owens’ body being found; however, parents have told media that they were informed their child has been found deceased.

Follow up VIDEO after press conference.

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Screen Grab from KMBC – VIDEO

UPDATE V: There appears to be a couple of individuals with the name Craig M. Wood and Craig Michael Wood that live in Springfield, MO

This most likely is the address as the suspect was found in his truck in the 1500 block of East Stanford in Springfield.

UPDATE VI: Craig Michael Wood: Suspect in abduction of Springfield girl Hailey Owens arrested for murder.

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Craig Michael Wood

By 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Springfield police say they received a tip that led them to Wood at a residence in town.  They initially believed he and Owens were heading to Oklahoma.

Wood was taken into custody and later booked for first-degree murder in the Greene County Jail, according to jail records, and an official with the sheriff’s office confirms it is the same man at the center of the abduction.

UPDATE VII: Body of missing Missouri girl found in home of elementary school coach: police.

The body of missing 10 year old Hailey Owens was found in the basement of Craig M. Woods home with a gunshot wound to her head. 45 year old Craig Michael Wood charged with first-degree murder in the death of 10-year-old Hailey Owens. Wood has also been charged with armed criminal action and child kidnapping.

A Missouri grade school coach has been charged in the murder and kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl whose suspected body was found in his basement with what police said was a gunshot wound to the head.

Craig Wood, a football coach and teacher’s aide at Springfield’s Pleasant View K-8 School, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of Hailey Owens, whose body police believe was found in a storage bin.

For more updates, to provide your opinions and analysis and to read others, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Hailey Owens.

Anyone with information on Owens’s whereabouts are asked to 911 or Springfield police, at 417-864-1810

Amber Alert Issued for Missing Everett, WA Newborn “Baby Doe” … Authorities Looking for Baby’s Mother, 31 Year Old Roshell Marie Turner

An AMBER ALERT has been issued Thursday night in the state of Washington for a missing new born baby, the police are referring to as “Baby Doe”.   The police are looking for the child’s mother, 31-year-old Roshell Marie Turner, who gave birth on January 27, 2014. Authorities say that Roshell Turner is a heavy methamphetamine user, and her child has potentially severe medical issues due to the drug use.  Turner may be with a Hispanic male known as “Guero.”   Also, the police are also trying to track down a woman named Marylee Cavin, who they believe may be hiding Turner and the child. Turner could be in the Casino Road area in Everett and or within Snohomish County, WA.

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Baby Doe (left) – Old Roshell Marie Turner (right)

Police are also looking for the baby’s mother, 31-year-old Roshell Marie Turner. She gave birth to the baby on January 27th.

Child Protective Services believe the baby is in danger because of health issues police say may be related to Turner’s drug use.

Police say Turner could be in the Casino Road area of Everett.

Turner is described as a white, 5’5″ tall, 190 pound woman with brown eyes and black, mid-length hair. She has a rose tattoo on her upper right shoulder.

If you know anything about this, please call 911 or Everett Police at 425-407-3970.

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