AMBER ALERT: 5 Year Old Kenneth White Missing Since 12/18/14 in Berne, NY (Update: Boys Body Found 12/19/14) (Update: 19 Year Old Tiffany Van Alstyne Charged and Arrested in Boys Death)
ARREST MADE IN CASE OF MURDERED 5 YEAR OLD KENNETH WHITE …
On Thursday, December 18, 2014 the Albany County Sheriff’s Office activated the New York State AMBER Alert for missing 5 year old Kenneth White and began investigating the child’s abduction that occurred on Thatcher Park Road, in Berne, New York, at about 1:20 p.m. According to initial accounts, Kenneth White was being watched by the 19-year-old daughter of his legal guardians when the two men entered the house, pinned the woman to the floor and took the child.
Two suspects forced entry into a home and abducted a 5-year-old boy, police said.
They fled the scene in an unknown make, 2-door black pickup truck with an unknown license plate. The truck was last seen traveling on Thatcher Park Road, police said.
The child is identified as Kenneth White. He is described as a white male with short, brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 3 feet 5 inches and weighs about 45 pounds.
Kenneth was last seen wearing jeans and a checkered white short-sleeve shirt.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall. The suspect was last seen wearing black clothing, including a ski mask, black boots and black gloves.
There was a second suspect, unknown race, wearing similar clothing.
Anyone with any information on this abduction is asked to call the Albany County Sheriff’s Office at 866-NYS-AMBER or dial 911 to provide information on a report or sighting.
The Amber Alert for Kenneth White, the 5-year-old boy abducted from his Albany-area home Thursday afternoon, has been cancelled after the boy was found dead, state police announced.
The Amber Alert was canceled at 11:46 p.m. Thursday. A police K-9 unit found White’s body near the trailer he was abducted from, WNYT in Albany reported.
Apple told the Times Union that authorities have a “person of interest” in White’s death. His death is being considered a homicide, CBS 6 in Albany reported.
An arrest has been made in the death of 5 year old Kenneth White; however, it is not who or what was initially expected. It turns out the initial account by the 19 year old babysitter was a hoax. Tiffany Van Alstyne, the boys cousin, has been charged with second degree murder. She was arraigned today and plead not guilty. She is being held without bail.
Tiffany Van Alstyne
Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old woman in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy who police say was falsely reported to have been abducted from a home in upstate New York.
Tiffany Van Alstyne is charged in the death of Kenneth White, who authorities say was strangled and also suffered blunt force trauma to the head, reports CBS affiliate WRGB. The accused is a cousin of the victim. VanAlstyne’s parents have been the legal guardians of Kenneth, his twin sister and a 4-year-old sister since September.
Police began to question Van Alstyne – the daughter of Kenneth’s legal guardians. As cops interviewed Van Alstyne, they say her story began to fall apart. “Reports of the masked men and the black truck, those are false,” Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple told reporters on Friday morning. “We caught some contradictions in two different statements that were taken, so a few flags had popped. It’s a horrific case. We lost a 5-year-old child, a senseless death, who left behind a twin sister and a 4-year-old sister.”
Police believe that Van Alstyne killed White in the house and dumped him outside. “He was basically thrown away like a piece of trash,” said Sheriff Apple. “It is sinful and it is sad.”
On Friday, police charged Van Alstyne with second-degree murder as her mother, Brenda Van Alstyne, looked on. During the arraignment, Brenda Van Alstyne said that her daughter suffers from bi-polar disorder, The Times Union reported. Tiffany Van Alstyne pleaded not guilty and was sent to the county jail with no bond.
Amber Alert Issued 12/13/14 for Missing 4 Year Old Ricardo Alekzander Lara after Mother Found Dead at a Denton, TX Business … POI, 23 Year Old Ricardo Lara Martinez
An AMBER ALERT was issued Saturday night, December 13, 2014 for missing 4 year old Ricardo Alekzander Lara after his mother, Maria Isabel Romero Medina, was found murdered at a Denton, Texas business. The 4 year old boy has not been seen since 12/12/14. Police are looking for the boy’s biological father, 23 year old Ricardo Lara Martinez, in connection with his disappearance and Martinez is also a “person of interest” in the death of 27 year old Maria Isabel Romero Medina. She was killed inside her workplace Saturday night at Sanchez Tax and Insurance at 1111 East McKinney Street shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday after a customer found the door locked. The Amber Alert was issued due to fears that the child could be in “grave danger.”
Police believe that the two may be on foot and still in the Denton area. However, no details were provided on where or when he was last seen in Denton.
Ricardo Lara Martinez Description:
- 23 year old Hispanic male
- brown hair and brown eyes
- 5′-5″ tall and weighs 150 lbs. Police did not say what he was wearing, and no vehicle information was available.
Ricardo Alekzander Lara Description:
- three feet tall, weighs 55 lbs.
- brown hair and brown eyes.
- He may have been wearing a blue shirt and shorts.
Left, Ricardo Lara Martinez – right, Ricardo Alekzander Lara
Police were seeking the boy’s biological father, 23-year-old Ricardo Lara Martinez, in connection with his disappearance. Martinez was said to be a “person of interest” in the death of 27-year-old Maria Isabel Romero Medina.
She was killed inside her workplace Saturday night, Sanchez Tax and Insurance. Police won’t say how she was killed, but did say that Medina and Martinez were in a custody battle.
Denton police said Sunday that someone reported seeing the child and his father at a Houston convenience store. Martinez is also said to have ties to Chicago, Springfield, Missouri and Mexico City.
If you have information on the child or suspect’s whereabouts, contact the Denton County Sheriff’s Office at (940) 349-8181 or 911.
A Morgan Nick Amber Alert has been issued for 2 year old Malik Drummond. The toddler has been missing since Sunday night, November 23, 2014 in Searcy, Arkansas. Malik was last seen around 5:45 pm on Sunday at his home in the 700 block of West Park Avenue around 6:30 pm. Malik is considered autistic and appears to have walked away from his home. The level two alert was activated early Monday morning according to Arkansas State Police.
Malik is autistic, and was last seen in his bedroom around 5:45 p.m.
He’s described as 3 feet tall, 40 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and brown pants with stripes.
Anyone with information should call 911 or the Searcy Police Department at (501) 268-353.
Police, firefighters, neighbors, friends, and family members continue the search for missing 2-year-old Malik Drummond into the late night and early morning hours.
Police say the little boy walked away from his home on the 700 block of West Park Avenue around 6:30 Sunday night.
The FBI has joined in on the search for Malik Drummond, a 2-year-old boy who was been missing since Sunday night. Arkansas State Police issued a Morgan Nick Amber Alert on the night of his disappearance.
Volunteers are now searching a creek on the other side of Beebe Capps Expressway for any signs of the child. The Searcy Police Department has moved their command post to the St. Mary Church at Park Avenue and Sowell Street; this is where volunteers need to go first before joining the search.
UPDATE II: Missing child’s father: “Just bring my son home”.
The father, mother, and grandmother of the missing toddler spoke to KATV on Monday. With Malik missing for more than 24 hours, the family says they are getting desperate.
“He’s so little, you know? He doesn’t know his way around, and he doesn’t have nothing on but a t-shirt and some pants and shoes…that’s it,” Malik’s mother Tanya Drummond said.
Malik’s father, Jeff Clifton, experienced the loss of a child almost ten years ago. He says that nightmare is haunting him again.
“The main thing is for him to be home safe, it’s not to get anybody in trouble. The main thing is to just bring my son home,” Clifton said.
THV11 spoke with the boy’s mother who said she’s not giving out hope. Tanya Drummond was with her mother and some other family members at the volunteer checkpoint Tuesday evening.
The mood had changed since Monday night, and many people THV11 spoke with are now thinking the child did not wander away from the home by himself.
Drummond said, “We think he was kidnapped, but we’re not sure. Worse comes to worst, that’s what we think.”
If you have any information on the missing child call Searcy Police at 501-268-3531.
Amber Alert Issued For 4 Year Old Victoria Sierra Abducted by Non-Custodial Mother Lavondy Sierra in Lame Deer, MT (Update: Child and Non-custodial Mother Located in Bozeman)
An AMBER ALERT was issued on November 12, 2014 for 4 year old Victoria Sierra, a Native American female child, who was abducted by her non-custodial mother Lavondy Sierra. The abduction took place in Lame Deer, Idaho. Authorities believe they could possibly be in the Bozeman or Billings area.
Lavondy Sierra is a 32-year-old Native American female, 5 ft. 7 in. tall, 250 lbs., brown eyes, brown hair, and is a know drug user. Lavondy was last seen driving a maroon 1989 Plymouth Voyager van with fake Idaho license plates. They are could possibly be in the Bozeman or Billings area.
If you have any information, call Northern Cheyenne Law Enforcement at 406-477-6288.
According to officials, the abducted child and her non-custodial mother have been located in Bozeman.
The woman wanted by law enforcement this weekend in connection with a missing/endangered child incident called the Bozeman Police Department early Saturday morning, telling police she was in Bozeman with the child.
Officers met with the woman and the child and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Bozeman Police Department believes the incident was a custody dispute. It’s unknown if the child is still with the mother at this time. Northern Cheyenne Law Enforcement are in charge of the case now.
Upon investigation, it was determined the woman had not committed an offense or violated an order of protection.
AMBER ALERT Issued in Ardmore, OK for 7 Year Old Lacy Steudeman Missing Since 11/8/14 … Kidnapped by White Male Suspect in a Silver PT Cruiser (Update: Amber Alert Cancelled – Young Girl Found)(Update: Suspect Fount Duston Arrested, Charged with Rape)
AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR ALL OKLAHOMA FOR MISSING LACY STEUDEMAN …
An AMBER ALERT has been issued by Ardmore police Saturday in Oklahoma for 7 year old Lacy Steudeman who was abducted from her home Saturday night, November 8, 2014 by an unknown male. The suspect is described as a tall, skinny white man with short straight hair wearing tight-fitting blue jeans, who forced Lacy Steudeman into a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser in the 800 block of H Street NW of Ardmore.
Missing and Abducted - 7 Year Old Lacy Steudeman
Police said Steudeman was last seen being forced into a silver PT Cruiser by an unknown male suspect in the 800 block of H Street NW in Ardmore on Saturday.
Steudeman was described as a fair complected girl with two front teeth partially grown in. She was last seen wearing blue jean capri-style pants, light blue tie-dye shirt, a navy blue hooded sweatshirt with a zipper in the front and “Old Navy” across the front.
She had on purple and pink Converse low top shoes.
If you have any information about the child’s whereabouts please contact the Ardmore Police Department at 580-223-1212
Ardmore Police Department has cancelled an Amber Alert Saturday night for 7-year-old Lacy Steudeman.
“The juvenile has been located and is in our custody,” the police department announced at 9:50 a.m.
The seven year old girl abducted from her home in Ardmore, OK was found by police earlier today; however, according to reports, the human POS who kidnapped her is being charged with first-degree rape and kidnapping. Fount Duston was arrested this morning and is currently in police custody. Skip the trial and fry the bastard!
KOCO is no longer identifying the Amber Alert victim because the suspect is expected to be charged with first-degree rape and kidnapping. Ardmore Police said Fount Duston was arrested in Marietta at 9:40 a.m. after the girl and the suspect were found at a home.
Police said a tip from the public led them to the Duston and girl.
The girl was in good condition, but was being checked out at a medical facility, according to police.
Duston was taken to the Carter County Jail.
FDLE Issues Missing Child Alert For Pregnant Teen, 15 Year Old Lindsey Turner … Missing Since 9/8/14 in Hialeah, FL (Update: Believed to be with 24 Year Old Hailey Vallier)
Child Alert For Missing Pregnant Teen … 15 Year Old Lindsey Turner.
15 year old Lindsey Turner has been missing since September 8, 2014 in Hialeah, Florida who was last seen in the 1900 block of W 60th Street in Hialeah, a Miami suburb. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has activated a missing child alert for Lindsey Turner. The missing 15 year old is pregnant and ver near her due date. Authorities say Lindsay may be in the company of 24 year old Hailey Vallier, a white male, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. 24 year old Hailey Vallier, As reported at the Orlando Sentinel, the two may be on their way to Orlando, and could also be heading to Charlotte County in southwest Florida. Also, the authorities did not say how the two know one another or release any other information. Hmm, I think we can figure that one out as to how the two “know” each other. Vallier was recently released from jail.
15 Year Old Lindsey Turner, left – 24 year old Hailey Vallier, right
15-year-old Lindsey Turner was last seen September 8th in the 1900 block of West 60th Street in Hialeah.
She may be in the company of 24-year-old Hailey Vallier.
Turner is pregnant and very close to her due date.
According to the FDLE, they may be travelling in a 1996 White Nissan Sentra, Florida tag number 2214PC.
The age of consent in Florida is 18, but close-in-age exemptions exist. By law, the exception permits a person 23 years of age or younger to engage in legal sexual activity with a minor aged 16 or 17.
794.05 Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.– (1) A person 24 years of age or older who engages in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years of age commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. As used in this section, “sexual activity” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another; however, sexual activity does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose Florida code, Title XLVI, Chapter 794
If you have any information on their location, contact the Hialeah Police Department at 305-687-2525 or 911
New York State Police Issue AMBER Alert for Two Amish Girls, 12 Year Old Fannie Miller & 7 Year Old Delia Miller, Believed Abducted in the St. Lawrence County Town of Oswegatchie, NY (Update: Found Safe)
AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR TWO AMISH GIRLS BELIEVED KIDNAPPED IN OSWEGATCHIE, NY …
An AMBER ALERT was issued by New York state police for 12 year old Fannie Miller and 7 year old Delia Miller, who are both believed to have been abducted in the St. Lawrence County Town of Oswegatchie, NY. The two girls were taken from their roadside stand around 7:30 Wednesday night, August 13, 2014.
State Police say the two girls went to their roadside stand to wait on a customer in a white, 4-door sedan. A witness says they saw a passenger in the sedan throw something in the back, then get in the back seat. The car left and the victims were gone.
The girls are described as the following:
- Fannie Miller, 12, white with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs about 90 pounds. Fannie was last seen wearing a dark blue dress with blue apron and black bonnet. The victim is also described as cross-eyed.
- Delila Miller, 7, white with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 4 feet tall and weighs about 50 pounds. She was last seen wearing a dark blue dress with blue apron and black bonnet. Delila also has a round scar on her forehead and is missing front teeth.
The girls were put into the back of a small white, four door car. The incident happened at the Miller family farm on Mount Alone Road, Heuvelton at about 7:20 pm. The family was in the barn milking, and the two girls left the barn to go to the family’s roadside vegetable stand, because they believed a customer was there.
That’s when the abduction apparently took place. The information about the white car came from a passing Amish, who told investigators he saw a white vehicle by the stand at about the time the abduction took place.
A witness saw the pssenger of the car throw something in back, then get in the back seat.
A command post was set up at the Heuvelton fire department. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s department at (866)NYS-Amber, 379-2222 or 9-1-1.
Two missing New York Amish girls were reportedly found safe Thursday after escaping two men who allegedly abducted them.
WWNY reported 6-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fannie Miller have been reunited with their parents after vanishing from a roadside stand Wednesday in the rural town of Oswegatchie in the northern part of the state.
St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said the girls turned up cold and wet but unharmed at a home in Richville, about 13 miles from where they disappeared.
She said the girls were dropped off and knocked on the door, asking for help getting home. A neighbor who visited the Miller family after hearing word of the girls’ return said she spoke with one of their brothers, who said they were well and being checked out.
A law enforcement source told the station the girls said they had been abducted by two men, who took them to an abandoned house. The girls said the men told them not to leave and then left.
AMBER ALERT Issued in Austin, TX Area after Kidnapping of 2 Year Old Missing Cheyenne Infinity Johnson (Update: AMBER ALERT Canceled After Standoff, Cheyenne Infinity Johnson Safe, 33 Year Old Jesse William Thomas Arrested)
An Austin-area AMBER ALERT was issued Friday night for 2 year old Cheyenne Infinity Johnson in Houston, TX as authorities believed that the 2 year old girl was in grave or immediate danger. Cheyenne Infinity Johnson was abducted by her father, who who no longer has parental rights. Thomas is considered dangerous and has multiple arrests for past family violence.
Police say Thomas showed up to his mother’s house on Friday and she refused to let him in. “He then went around to the back of the house, kicked in the door and took the child,” Austin Police Detective J.J. Schmidt said.
Police later received information that Thomas was at a UHaul store and a short pursuit followed. Authorities said Thomas reached speeds over 100 miles per hour as he fled from officers with the girl inside.
Thomas was driving black 2005 Mercury Marquis 4-door with Texas license plate number DN3F648. The car has 22-inch silver rims and damage to the rear bumper.
Police say Thomas, 33, is considered dangerous and should not be approached. He has been arrested several times and has been charged with family violence in the past.
DESCRIPTION: Cheyenne Johnson
- White female
- 2 ½ feet tall
- 25 lbs.
- Brown hair
- Brown eyes
- Last seen wearing a navy blue shirt with flowers and navy blue shorts
DESCRIPTION: Jesse Thomas
- White male
- 6’01’ in height
- Approx. 220 lbs.
- Last seen wearing a gray t-shirt and blue jean shorts
2-year-old safe after father surrenders during SWAT standoff
UPDATE I: Standoff in NW Harris County with suspect from central Texas Amber Alert.
A 2-year-old girl is safe after authorities arrested a suspect linked to an Austin-area Amber Alert Saturday morning, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
A High Risk Operations Unit was sent to a standoff near a Ross Department Store at Texas 249 and Spring Cypress in northwest Harris County, where the 2-year-old’s father was holding her hostage.
Authorities said Jesse Thomas, 33, abducted Cheyenne Thomas from her south Austin home Friday afternoon.
According to KXAN, an Austin NBC-affiliate, Thomas showed up at his mother’s house on Anita Drive Friday afternoon, but she refused to let him in. “He then went around to the back of the house, kicked in the door and took the child,” Austin Police Detective J.J. Schmidt told KXAN.
According to the Austin Police Department, Thomas’ parental rights had been relinquished. He has been arrested several times and has been charged with family violence in the past.
Missing 2 year old Cheyenne Infinity Johnson is now safe and the standoff is over.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, May 29, 2014 – Social Media Instrumental in Finding Abducted Quebec Infant
- When newborn Victoria McMahon was abducted from a Quebec hospital, the Amber Alert was shared on Facebook. Locals reading Facebook helped find the abductor and Victoria who was unharmed! Victoria’s parents are very thankful for social media!
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Amber Alert Issued for 2 Year Old Edwin Vargas Missing Since 5/23/14 in Los Angeles, CA … Abducted By His father, 27 Year Old Abraham Vargas (Update: Vehicle Found)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 2 year old Edwin Vargas on Friday morning, May 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. The boy was kidnapped by his father, 26 year old Abraham Vargas, while the child’s mother Beatrice Lopez was loading her son into her car in front of her apartment complex in the 1000 block of Lorena Street at 6:30 a.m. Vargas is believed to be driving an Orange Nissan Quest, license number 7CIN189, with tinted windows and damage on the driver’s side. The suspect, Abraham Vargas, is described as wearing a red shirt and jeans. The little boy is wearing a red sweatshirt and blue sweatpants. Beatrice Lopez had a restraining order against Vargas. California Highway Patrol and Border Patrol have been notified that the police suspect Vargas may be heading for Mexico. He had threatened in the past to take the toddler from her several times in the two years since the couple broke up, saying he would take the boy to Veracruz, Mexico.
2 Year Old Edwin Vargas
The boy, Edwin Vargas, was allegedly kidnapped by his father from Boyle Heights early Friday.
His father, Abraham Vargas, 27, allegedly took the boy from Lopez, his ex-girlfriend, police said.
The kidnap happened while Lopez was loading her son into her car in front of her apartment complex in the 1000 block of Lorena Street at 6:30 a.m., said LAPD Capt. Gary Lopez.
Descriptions of victim and suspect:
Vargas is Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs about 180 pounds. He was wearing a red sweatshirt and blue jeans.
His son, Edwin Vargas, is Hispanic, 2 feet tall, with brown hair and eyes. He was wearing a red sweatshirt and blue sweat pants.
Authorities say they have found the vehicle used by a man suspected of kidnapping his 2-year-old son Friday in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, but father and son remain missing.
At about 12:20 p.m., the California Highway Patrol said the car Vargas allegedly drove off in — an orange Nissan Quest — was located in East Los Angeles.
Anyone with information is asked to call either 911, 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or the Los Angeles Police Department at (323) 342-4185.