Amber Alert Issued for 9 Year Old Brianna Christine Elise Crane Missing Since 3/7/15 in Salon, Iowa … Abducted by 48 Year Old Stepfather Kenneth Eugene Johns (Found Safe, Amber Alert Cancelled, Arrest Made)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for missing 9 year old Brianna Christine Elise Crane by the Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Brianna Crane was abducted Saturday afternoon from her home in Solon, Iowa by her stepfather, 48-year-old Kenneth Eugene Johns. He is believed to possibly be armed and dangerous and driving a rental car, a 2014 dark gray Ford Focus, Gray, 4 door with Iowa license plate #CKJ484. DPS spokesman Alex Murphy stated Johns is believed to live in the Johnson County area, possibly Coralville. Kenneth Eugene Johns is considered armed and dangerous and has a previous felony conviction.

According to the Iowa Department of Corrections, Johns was paroled on Dec. 9, 2013. In 2006, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for controlled substance violation, assault while participating in a felony and other charges. That case was in Polk County, as was a 2000 conviction for interference with official acts causing serious injury.

Brianna Crane_Amber Alert

UPDATE I: Amber Alert for kidnapped 9-year-old.

Authorities searching for a convicted felon who is suspected of abducting his stepdaughter from Solon this afternoon.

According to an Amber Alert issued by the Department of Public Safety and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, 48-year-old Kenneth Eugene Johns is accused of abducting Brianna Christine Elise Crane, 9, of Solon.

Brianna is white, 4 feet tall, 85 pounds, with blondish-brown hair and hazel eyes. Police said she was last seen wearing a plaid coat with a furry hood, blue jeans and black high tops. She is hearing impaired, authorities said.

Johns is white, 6 feet tall, 210 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is clean shaven and was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black hat, blue jeans and gray shoes.

“We do believe he is armed and dangerous; that could be a risk to our public or officers or both,” said DPS spokesman Alex Murphy. “We’re trying to play it safe.”

Police said they’re looking for a 2014 Gray Ford Focus sedan with an unknown license plate.

Brianna Crane_Amber Alert2

DESCRIPTIONS:

  • Brianna Crane is from Solon, IA. She’s 9-years-old, 4 feet tall and about 85 pounds. She’s also hearing impaired. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and black high tops.
  • Kenneth Eugene Johns. Johns is a 48 year old man, 6 feet tall and 210 pounds. He is clean shaven and was last seen wearing a red hooded sweat shirt, black hat, bluejeans and gray shoes.

UPDATE II: Two locations in Johnson County searched in connection with AMBER ALERT for missing 9 year old Brianna Christine Elise Crane.

Authorities have searched two homes in Johnson County in connection with a convicted felon who is suspected of abducting his stepdaughter from Solon this afternoon.

Law enforcement searched two locations in Johnson County connected with the case: one in Coralville and another in Iowa City. Coralville Police Chief Barry Bedford said the home checked by his officers was where Johns was believed to have stayed at one time and a vehicle matching the description of what Johns is driving was seen in the area. Bedford said the car turned out to belong to someone else and Johns was not found at that location.

Police in Iowa City followed up with an acquaintance of Johns’, but he was not found there either. Authorities said they had no specific reason to suspect Johns was in Iowa City.

If you have any information regarding Brianna’s whereabouts, you are asked to call the Johnson County Sheriffs Office at 515-443-3014 or dial 911.

UPDATE III: Missing Girl Found, Suspect in Amber Alert Arrested.

The suspect in Saturday’s Amber Alert has been arrested in Davenport.

The Amber Alert was cancelled after the girl was located early Sunday morning. Officials said she was in good health when she was dropped off to police by a third party.

Johns, 48, was taken into custody without incident at about 9:30 a.m. at a home in Davenport.

AMBER ALERT (Endangered Child Alert) Issued in Tennessee for Missing 9 Year Old Christopher King Ponce Abducted by William Allen Borck (Also known as William Stanley King) on 2/27/15

An Amber alert, Endangered Child Alert, has been issued by the Clarksville, TN police department for Middle Tennessee for missing 9 year old Christopher King Ponce, who was abducted by William Allen Borck. Christopher King Ponce was kidnapped by William Allen Borck, also known as William Stanley King, after a custody hearing held on February 27, 2015 in which Borck lost custody of Christopher. Following the hearing, police say that he drove to the child’s school and checked him out of class. Also, according to authorities, Borck has a history of being armed and should be approached with caution. William Allen Borck/William Stanley King is currently wanted for custodial interference and filing a false police report.

It would appear that William Allen Borck/William Stanley King is the estranged husband of the child’s mother, Yenny Ponce, and the boy’s stepfather.

Christopher King-Ponce

Left to right, Christopher King-Ponce & William Allen Borck, also known as William Stanley King

Christopher is a Hispanic male, 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 80 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue, black and white coat, blue jeans, a hooded gray sweatshirt with red, blue and orange writing and tan shoes with red shoe laces. Christopher also wears glasses.

56-year-old William Allen Borck may be driving either a red pick-up truck with a camper or a red 1986 Toyota SUV Disabled TN Tag DD-1841. He stands 5’8″ tall, weighing 130 pounds with graying dark brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seeing wearing a black suit jacket, black dress pants and a black tie. He is currently wanted for Custodial Interference and Filing a False Police Report.

UPDATE I: According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), it is believed they may be traveling from Tennessee to Mexico.

UPDATE II: Mother pleads for safe return of son abducted in Clarksville.

The mother of an abducted boy is pleading for her son’s safe return.

Yenny Ponce, who spoke to News 2 via Skype Monday, says her estranged husband took her 9-year-old Christopher King-Ponce and fled.

His mother told News 2 she planned on taking Christopher home with her to South Carolina after the hearing, but she never go the chance.

“When he heard the judge’s decision, he just ran out of court and went to the school right away to take Chris,” Ponce said. “He doesn’t really want Chris. He just wants to hurt me.”

She added, “I just want my son back.” (VIDEO)

Police have reason to believe the suspect might be taking Christopher from Tennessee to Mexico.

UPDATE III: Mother says boy’s stepfather kidnapped him to hurt her.

Yenny Ponce drove nearly 600 miles from South Carolina to Clarksville to persuade a judge to give back her 9-year-old son after the boy’s stepfather won temporary custody by making allegations she was trying to prostitute the boy.

She won back custody Friday after police said an investigation proved the stepfather was the one who posted an ad on Craigslist in an attempt to frame her.

But as Ponce of Bluffton, South Carolina, waited for the papers to be processed at the Montgomery County Courts Center, her estranged husband was racing to the boy’s school, Byrns Darden Elementary. By the time she arrived to be reunited with her child Friday afternoon, both he and his stepfather were gone.

If you have seen the child, suspect or vehicle, please contact the Clarksville Police Department at 931-648-0656 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND

AMBER ALERT: 3 Year Old Elinor Trotta Missing Since 2/23/15 in New Castle, DE … Abducted by 43 Year Old Mother’s Ex-boyfriend Michael Trotta (Update: Elinor Trotta Found Safe in Mass, Father Arrested)

A multi-state AMBER ALERT has been issued for missing 3 Year Old Elinor Trotta.

An Amber Alert has been issued for missing 3 year old Elinor Trotta. Police responded to a home on the 800 block of East Basin Road in New Castle, Delaware around 6:45 p.m. Monday for a report of a domestic assault. The woman told police her ex-boyfriend, 43-year-old Michael Trotta, came to the home, assaulted her and then took their 3-year-old daughter Elinor Trotta. Police state that 3 year old Elinor is in  “imminent danger” and that Michael Trotta may have fled with her to New Jersey and is possibly heading to New York City. Trotta fled with Elinor in a 1989 gray Mazda 626 with Delaware plates but that car was later found near the scene in Delaware and towed away.

Amber Alert Elinor Trotta

Police issued a multistate AMBER ALERT and the FBI got involved in the search for a Delaware girl who police say was abducted by her father and could be in a sport utility vehicle heading through New Jersey.

Police responded to a home on the 800 block of East Basin Road in New Castle, Delaware around 6:45 p.m. Monday for a report of a domestic assault. The woman told police her ex-boyfriend, 43-year-old Michael Trotta, came to the home, assaulted her and then took their 3-year-old daughter Elinor Trotta.

Delaware State Police issued the alert because New Castle County Police said that Elinor is now in “imminent danger” and that Trotta may have fled with her to New Jersey — possibly heading to New York City.

Missing girl, 3, taken by father in Delaware last seen in Mount Laurel, police say

Elinor, who has shoulder-length brown hair and weighs about 60 pounds, was last seen wearing a purple puffy coat, pink pants and “Frozen” sneakers. Trotta, who is described as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 160 pounds, with a scruffy beard and balding, was last seen wearing all black clothing.

If anyone has any information are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately or contact the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 573-2800 or visit www.nccpd.com.

UPDATE I: Amber Alert canceled: Delaware girl found safe.

UPDATE @ 5:38 p.m.: The Amber Alert for the state of Delaware has been canceled. Three-year-old Elinor Trotta has been located and is safe.

AMBER ALERT CANCELED: Girl Found Safe in Massachusetts, Father Arrested.

Elinor Trotta and her father Michael Trotta were both found safe in Massachusetts.

The girl and her father were found at an apartment complex in Spencer, Massachusetts Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. Trotta was walking with his daughter out of the complex when he was met by an FBI SWAT team who cornered him and arrested him without incident, police said.

AMBER Alert Issued for 6 Year Old Kloe Rose Donohoo in Corpus Christi, TX Missing Since 2/22/15 (Abducted by 19 Year Old Austin Edward Carlin)(Update: Found Safe in Ozona, TX, Carlin in Custody)

The Corpus Christi, Texas Police Department have issued an AMBER ALERT for missing 6 year old Kloe Rose Donohoo. Kloe Rose has been missing since February 22, 2015. She is believed to have been abducted by 19 year old Austin Edward Carlin and according to law enforcement officials believe this child to be in grave or immediate danger.  Carlin has a mental disability and cannot read.  Authorities believe they are traveling in a white 1998 Dodge Caravan with Texas license plate 6BZXV.

Kloe Rose Donohoo was last seen at a home on the 2002 block of Yorktown Boulevard early Sunday morning, February 22. Law enforcement said that an adult relative noticed around 4:30 a.m. that Donohoo was gone. She also discovered that the suspect, 19-year-old Austin Carlin, and her van were also gone.

VICTIM DESCRIPTION – Kloe Rose Donohoo:

  • White, Female, 6 years old, born 04/11/2008
  • 36” tall, 56lbs, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION – Austin Edward Carlin:

  • White, Male, 23 years old, born 05/01/1995
  • 65 ” tall, 170 lbs., Brown Hair, Brown Eyes
  • last seen wearing Black Tank Top, Blue Jeans and Black Shoes. Suspect has a mental disability and cannot read

Amber Alert_Kloe Rose Donohoo

Amber Alert flyer

Kloe Rose Donohoo is believed to be with the suspect, Austin Edward Carlin. Carlin, 23, has a mental disability and cannot read. Donohoo is believed to be in grave or immediate danger, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Authorities believe they are travelling in a white 1998 Dodge Caravan with Texas license plate 6BZXV.

Kloe is white with brown hair and blue eyes. She is 3 feet tall and weighs 56 pounds.

Carlin is a white male with brown eyes and brown hair. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black tank top, blue jeans and black shoes.

Amber Alert_Kloe Rose Donohoo_suspect Austin Carlin

Amber Alert flyer

If you have any information about Donohoo or Carlin, contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2802.

UPDATE I: Missing Corpus Christi girl found safe.

An Amber Alert issued Sunday by Corpus Christi police was canceled hours later after six-year-old Kloe Rose Donohoo was found safe more than 300 miles away.

Kloe disappeared late Saturday night, taken by Austin Edward Carlin, according to police. The girl was located in Ozona, Texas along with Carlin, who was taken into custody.

Carlin was found on Interstate 10 by a Department of Public Safety trooper who heard a report over a scanner and recognized his vehicle, Corpus Christi police said. The trooper was able to secure Donohoo and took Carlin into custody.

Amber Alert Issued in South Carolina for 14 Year Old Alexis Ann Deas Missing Since 1/30/15 in Jefferson, SC … Abducted by Step Father Harland Donnell Melton(Update: Alexis Ann Deas Safe, Stepfather Still at Large)

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has issued an Amber Alert for 14 year old Alexis Ann Deas missing since January 30, 2015 in Jefferson, South Carolina. Investigators state Alexis Ann Deas was last seen around 10 a.m. Friday at New Heights Middle School.  Authorities believe Alexis left with her stepfather, 43 year old Harland Donnell Melton. Chesterfield County Deputies say that Melton picked Alexis up from school on Friday, who was listed as an authorized individual to sign her out of class. The school reported that Harland Donnell Melton said he was taking Alexis to the dentist.

SLED states Harland Donnel lMelton may be driving black, 1999 Nissan Maxima with the South Carolina license plate IUF 593 and possibly headed to Texas.

Alexis Ann Deas2

SLED INFORMATION:

  • Missing From: Chesterfield County Missing Date: 01/30/2015 Time: 10:00 am
  • Child’s Last Known Location: New Heights Middle School in Jefferson, SC
  • Information has been received that the child left with Harland Donnell Melton

MISSING CHILD

Alexis Ann Deas

  • NAME: Alexis Ann Deas
  • AGE: 14
  • RACE/SEX: W/F
  • WEIGHT: 125 HT: 5’2”
  • EYES: Blue HAIR: Brown STYLE: Shoulder length
  • CLOTHING: Blue Jacket with Aeropostale on sleeve, blue jeans

SUSPECT INFORMATION:

Harland Donnell Melton

  • NAME: Harland Donnell Melton
  • AGE: 43
  • RACE/SEX: W/M
  • WT: 150 HT:5’10”
  • EYES:Green HAIR: Short STYLE: Full beard
  • CLOTHING/OTHER: unknown

VEHICLE INFORMATION:

  • MAKE : Nissan MODEL: Maxima YEAR: 1999
  • COLOR: Black TAG#: IUF 593 STATE: SC
  • DIRECTION OF TRAVEL: Possibly traveling to Texas

UPDATE I: Amber Alert canceled after teen girl found safe, stepfather still at large.

A nationwide Amber Alert has been canceled after police said they found 14-year-old Alexis Deas.

Officials told Channel 9 early Monday morning that Alexis was dropped off at a family member’s house in Lancaster County, but did not say when.

Investigators said they were still looking for Alexis’s stepfather, Donnell Melton.

AMBER ALERT Issued for 2 Year Old Tristan Blue Missing Since 12/23/14 in Raleigh, NC (Update: Father, Steven Daniel Blue Charged With Boy’s Murder)(Remains Found ID’d as Tristan Blue )

Raleigh, NC toddler missing on Christmas Eve …

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 2 year old Tristan Blue, who has been missing since Wednesday morning, December 23, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tristan was last seen Wednesday morning around 7:45 by his father at his home at the Arbor Creek Apartments off of Buck Jones Road in the 5400 block of Portree Place. The Amber Alert was issued for Tristan late Wednesday afternoon after he was reported missing at 1:15 p.m. Police initially said they believed the child may have wandered outside. The ground search for the boy was called off due to darkness, and will resume Thursday morning.

Description:

  • light-complected black male
  • 3 feet tall and weighing about 35 pounds
  • 1-inch-long black hair and a faded scratch on his forehead.
  • Last seen wearing a Batman shirt and black and gray sweatpants. It’s believed he may have had on a pair of yellow and gray sneakers. He also had a blanket with him.

 

Tristan Blue

Click HERE to watch VIDEO via WRAL

Tristan Blue, a 2-year-10-month old male, was last seen at his home around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday by his father at his home at the Arbor Creek Apartments off of Buck Jones Road. Police initially said they believed the child may have wandered outside.

Tristan is described as 3 feet tall and weighing about 35 pounds. He is a light-complected black male with 1-inch-long black hair and a faded scratch on his forehead.

When last seen, he was wearing a Batman shirt and black and gray sweatpants. It’s believed he may have had on a pair of yellow and gray sneakers. He also had a blanket with him.

An Amber Alert was issued for Tristan late Wednesday afternoon after he was reported missing at 1:15 p.m.

UPDATE I: Darkness suspends search for toddler missing from Southwest Raleigh apartment.

UPDATE II: Missing Boys Father, Steven Daniel Blue, Charged with his Murder.

The search for missing Raleigh 2-year-old Tristan Blue has now turned into a homicide investigation after Raleigh police charged Tristan’s father with murder.

Steven Daniel Blue, 31, has been charged with murder and has been transferred to the Wake County Detention Center. He is being held without bond.

Tristan’s mother, Briana Dangerfield, 25, has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse in connection with the case. Dangerfield was also transferred to the Wake County Detention Center and is being held under a $100,000 bond. Neighbors said the news was heartbreaking for the community.

Missing 2-year-old Raleigh boy’s father charged with murder.

Investigators have arrested the parents of a missing 2-year-old boy, charging his father with murder and his mother with misdemeanor child abuse, Raleigh police said Thursday morning.

“Investigative developments overnight by Raleigh Police Department detectives have led the Tristan Blue missing-person case in a new direction,” spokesman Jim Sughrue said in a statement.

Steven Daniel Blue, 31, and Briana Loriel Dangerfield, 25, both of 5416 Portree Place, #1, Raleigh, were taken into custody Thursday morning. Blue was being held in the Wake County jail without bond; Dangerfield was jailed under a $100,000 bond.

UPDATE III: Late Friday, detectives found human remains at Beaver Lake Dam.

Police launched an intensive search for Tristan, who was 2 years and 10 months old. By 6 a.m. Thursday, they charged the child’s father, Steven Daniel Blue, 31, with Tristan’s murder. Dangerfield, 25, was charged with leaving the child at home unattended while she went to work.

Late Friday, detectives found human remains at Beaver Lake Dam in connection with the investigation. Those remains were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification, police said in a news release. The detectives had help from the Apex Underwater Recovery Team.

Police have not said Tristan’s body has been found or what led to Blue’s arrest.

If anyone as seen or has any information regarding the whereabouts of Tristan Blue, please call 911 or the Raleigh Police Department’s tip line at 919-834-4357.

UPDATE IV: Remains found in lake belong to missing Raleigh toddler.

Police said Monday that, although a positive identity isn’t yet available, they have concluded that human remains found late Friday in a lake in northern Wake County belong to a Raleigh 2-year-old who has been missing since last Wednesday.

More tests are needed to confirm that the remains are those of Tristan Blue, but police said the remains, which were found in Beaver Dam Lake, “are consistent with those of a child of Tristan Blue’s age.

Amber Alert Issued for 6 Year Old Alexandria Delong Missing Since 12/20/14 in Austell, GA (Update: Found Safe, Returned Home)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for missing 6 year old Alexandria Delong.  She was last seen on Saturday, December 20, 2014 in Austell, Georgia.  Alexandra DeLong was taken from her grandmother’s home in Austell by her biological father, 27 year old Robert Troy DeLong. Authorities have located the vehicle reportedly used in the abduction, a a 2012 Toyota Corolla, however, Alexandria and the bio dad were not inside.

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Alexandria Delong

Police said Alexandra DeLong was taken from her grandmother’s Austell home by 27-year-old Robert Troy DeLong, the girl’s biological father.

According to investigators, Robert broke into the home and physically struggled with the grandmother and another woman inside before taking the girl.

Robert drove away in a 2012 Toyota Corolla with Ga. tag PIF 7877.

Alexandra is 4 feet tall and weighs 40 pounds.  She has brown eyes and brown, shoulder length hair. She was only wearing her pajamas when she was taken from the home.

If you have any information please contact the Cobb County police department at 770-449-3911.

UPDATE I: Kidnapped 6-year-old girl returned home safely.

Cobb County police say a 6-year-old girl who was kidnapped has now been returned home.

On Saturday evening, police issued an Amber Alert for Alexandra Delong after she was taken from her Austell home wearing just her pajamas.

Sunday, at about 9:15 a.m., police say the little girl was dropped off at her Austell home.

Police say they have also made contact with her father, 27-year-old Robert Troy Delong and continue to investigate.

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.

Kenneth White

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.

UPDATE I: AMBER ALERT canceled after 5 year old Kenneth White found dead.

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.

UPDATE II: Arrest made in the death of 5 year old Kenneth White.

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

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.

Babysitter’s Story of Masked Intruders Unravels as She’s Charged in Strangulation Death of 5-Year-old.

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

 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.

Ricardo Alekzander Lara_Ricardo Lara Martinez

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.

Morgan Nick Amber Alert Issued for Missing 2 Year Old Malik Drummond in Searcy, AR

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 Drummond_missing

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.

UPDATE I: #FindMalik: FBI joins search for missing child.

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.

UPDATE III: Missing toddler’s mom questions if son was kidnapped.

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.

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