Daily Commentary – Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – Paul Simon Charged With Disorderly Conduct

  • The 72 year old Simon and his 48 year old wife were both arrested following an altercation between the two of them this weekend

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Body Found in South River Confirmed to be that of Missing Teen Danielle Locklear, Ex-Boyfriend Je’Michael Malloy Confesses to Killing Her … Charged With Second-Degree Murder.

The female body found last week in the South River is that of missing 15 year old Danielle Locklear, who had been missing since March 11, 2014 in Hope Mills, North Carolina. According to the police, Danielle Locklear’s ex-boyfriend, Je’Michael Malloy, has confessed to killing the teen and dumping her body in the South River. 17 year old Je’Michael Malloy has been charged with second-degree murder. According to Sheriff Earl Butler and Chief Joel Acciardo,  Malloy and Locklear got into an argument on March 11 that turned violent and Malloy choked Locklear to death and stuffed a sock in her mouth.

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Investigators said Malloy and Locklear got into an argument on March 11, which is the night she was last seen leaving her grandfather’s home in the Fox Meadow subdivision. They said the conversation turned violent and Malloy choked Locklear to death and stuffed a sock in her mouth.

Malloy and a friend, 18-year-old Dominic Lock, then allegedly tossed her body over a bridge on the Cumberland/Sampson County line. Locklear’s remains were found with cinder blocks with tied to her body.

Right now, the body, which was found April 3 by an off-duty deputy, has not been positively identified. However, based on conversations and Malloy’s confession, police said they know it’s her.

FACEBOOK – Je Michael Malloy.

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Je’Michael Malloy – pic from Facebook

FACEBOOK – Dominic Lock

UPDATE I: Danielle Locklear’s boyfriend admits to her murder.

Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler and Chief Joel Acciardo called an emergency press conference to announce Je’Michael Malloy’s arrest as well as confirm that a body recovered April 3 from the South River was Locklear’s.

Acciardo said Malloy, 17, killed the 15-year-old South View High School student the night of March 11. Earlier that night she left home after telling her grandfather she was walking to a friend’s house about a block away. That was the last time her family saw her.

Deputies arrested Malloy Tuesday evening. A second suspect, Dominic Lock, 18, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy in Locklear’s death.

Acciardo said the night of March 11 Locklear actually walked to meet Malloy just outside her neighborhood. He said investigators learned that Locklear and Malloy got into an argument that night. Malloy told investigators the argument turned violent and he choked Locklear to death and stuffed a sock in her mouth.

He said he and Lock then tied cinder blocks to her body and tossed her into the South River just south of Autryville. Malloy lives nearby on Highway 210. Law enforcement officers searched his home on Friday. They also searched Lock’s home near Deep Creek Road in Fayetteville on Friday.

For more reports, read others opinions and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Danielle Locklear.

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 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.

14 Year Old Michaela Bruce Missing Since 2/25/14 in Springfield, OH … Abducted by Mark Edwards for Second Time, Felony Arrest Warrant Issued

14 year old Michaela Bruce has been missing since Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in Springfield, Ohio. According to reports, Michaela Bruce was abducted by 44 year old Mark Edwards for the second time since September 2013. Authorities say Edwards is known to be a survivalist, aka bum, hobo. With his pending trial coming up in March 2014 for the abduction and six counts of unlawful sex with a minor from the September incident where the two ran away, this most likely prompted his incident. The Sheriff’s office believes that Michaela Bruce, and the public could be at risk if the suspect, Mark Edwards, attempts to do something desperate to escape capture. With this being the second abduction of the 14 year old girl, when captured it is not going to end well for this suspect.

She likened her daughter’s relationship with Edwards to being in a “cult.”

“It’s like her little brain has been drilled over and over and over that he loves her. I trusted him. His daughter was my daughter’s best friend. His wife was my friend,” Tammy Bruce said.

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Michaela Bruce (left) – Mark Edwards (right)

UPDATE I: Police receive numerous tips on the two and spotted rental car they were in but cut off pursuit.

Earlier Wednesday night, Fred Stegner, who operates the Springfield Soup Kitchen, 830 W. Main St., told News Center 7 Edwards and Bruce visited the facility sometime before 8 p.m. Tuesday. That would have been roughly an hour before the girl’s mother reported her missing at 9:02 p.m. in German Twp., near Springfield.

Edwards eats at the facility regularly, Stegner said, but Tuesday night was the first time anyone there has seen him with the girl. There were 200 to 250 people there at the time. Springfield police and sheriff’s deputies showed photos of the man and girl to volunteers Wednesday morning.

Edwards “came in with the blond lady,” Stegner said. “I didn’t know she was 14 until I came in today[Wednesday], but many volunteers told me they saw them.”

Also Wednesday evening, sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Young said deputies have continued to receive hundreds of tips, the most credible of which is that Edwards and Bruce may have been near State Route 235 and Interstate 270 late Wednesday morning. Deputies also searched several vacant houses in the area where Edwards and the girl abandoned a rental car he was driving.

Acting on one of the early tips, deputies responded to a Knight’s Inn on West Main Street in Springfield at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to look for Bruce and Edwards. Items believed to belong to Edwards and Bruce were located in a room. The state bureau of criminal investigation is analyzing items found in that room for DNA, Young said.

Deputies later spotted that rental car and pursued it but cut off that pursuit when the car ran a red light. Authorities found it abandoned at Rebert Pike and Cottage Drive in Springfield. A search of the area did not turn up Edwards or the girl. Officials said Edwards’ wife rented the vehicle Tuesday.

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UPDATE II: Edwards was arrested in September 2013 for abduction of Michaela Bruce and faced a March 4 trial date on six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and interference with custody involving Bruce.

Edwards was arrested in September 2013 when he was found with Bruce after she went missing from her school bus stop. At that time, Edwards and the girl werefound in a green Ford Expedition in the 3300 block of Ohio 41. She was hiding in the rear of the vehicle under blankets. Deputies found a Taser, knives, condoms, a spear and other items in the SUV. Officials have said Edwards is known to be a survivalist.

27 Year Old Kayla Michelle Finley Arrested and Charged with Not Returning a Jennifer Lopez Video Rental from 2005

This further emphasizes the point, nothing good comes from renting a J-Lo movie …

27 year old  Kayla Michelle Finley arrested and charged with not returning a video tape  that she rented in 2005. Making matters worse, the rental video store, Dalton Video, isn’t even in business anymore. Wait, imagine being arrested for not returning a J-Lo film, Monster-in-Law? How does one get arrested for something like this? How much could the tape or fine actually be worth? My we have come a long way in America, pot legal, but you can be arrested for not returning a video. Thankfully, technology has changed in how movies are rented these days.  Finley was arrested, and spent Thursday night in jail until her bond hearing Friday morning. A judge issued a $2,000 personal recognizance bond Friday morning, and she was released. Who thinks this is a tad bit extreme and a waste of law enforcements time and money?

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Public Enemy #1 – Kayla Michelle Finley

Kayla Michelle Finley, 27, has been charged with failure to return a rented video cassette, according to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

According to warrants Finely rented Monster-In-Law from Dalton Video, which is no longer in business, in 2005 and the tape was not returned within 72 hours.

Finley was sent letters to return the video several times but never responded, according to the warrant. It also said a certified warrant was sent to the woman on Sept. 12, 2005.

Now if  Kayla Michelle Finley had rented Gigli and not returned it, she should be forced to do hard time.

Amber Alert Issued for 6 Year Old Daniel Britt Missing Since 1/3/14 from Woonsocket, RI … Abducted by Mother Andria Britt (Update: Amber Alert Canceled Boy Found Safe, Mother Arrested)

An Amber Alert has been issued for 6 year old Daniel Britt who has been missing since January 3, 2014 from Woonsocket,  Rhode Island. Daniel was taken by his mother, 34 year old Andria Britt.  Both she and the boy’s father, Sean Britt, shared custody of Daniel; however, she skipped a court date last week and failed to return the boy to him. The court had granted the father sole custody. An arrest warrant has been issued for Andria Britt. The Amber Alert also cited an ‘‘immediate risk of harm’’ to both Andria and Daniel Britt, but a reason wasn’t disclosed. However, in the video below it is referenced that Andria has a history of mental illness.

Authorities said Andria Britt drives a red 2004 Ford Focus with Rhode Island license plate number 942649. She’s 35, 135 pounds and 5 feet, 5 inches.

Daniel Britt has blue eyes and brown hair. He is 4 feet, 3 inches and 50 pounds.

Police officers from Woonsocket were in Newton, Massachusetts Wednesday afternoon trying to track down family and friends of Andria. Andria’s sister lives in the area, but police would not say if they talked to her. Waltham Police had originally reported that Andria’s cell phone was pinged in Newton. Woonsocket Police now say it was the sister’s phone that officers were tracking.

“I just want him home, I just want him home. That’s all,” Sean Britt said. “If she wants to drop him off at a hospital, church, police station, whatever. Just drop my son off.”

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Nationwide Amber Alert issued for Britt.

Amber Alerts are carried on broadcast outlets and sent as text messages on mobile devices in a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Britt alert covered all of Rhode Island and bordering areas of Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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Andria Britt is described as a white female, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighs approximately 135 pounds. She also has brown hair and blue eyes.

UPDATE I: RI cops: Mom may have taken missing child to Washington state.

UPDATE II: National Center For Missing and Exploited Children:

UPDATE III: Second car now sought in case of missing RI boy.

Police are now looking for two cars in the case of a nationwide Amber Alert issued for a Woonsocket mother and child.

Police around the country are now on the lookout for a 1992 gray Chevy Astro van with Washington state license plate ABR1512.  This vehicle is in addition to a red 2004 Ford Focus with Rhode Island registration 942-649.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Woonsocket Police Department at 401-766-1212.

UPDATE I: Woonsocket boy safe, mother in custody after nationwide search.

Daniel Britt, the 6-year-old Woonsocket boy, the subject of an Amber Alert who was taken by his mother, was found safe in Washington state Thursday evening.

Woonsocket police Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan at a late night news conference said that more than a dozen agencies around the country helped find the boy and his mother.

Ultimately, it was the Seattle office of the FBI that negotiated a voluntary surrender with the help of the mother’s family members.

The mother, Andria Britt, is in Island County Jail, charged with being a fugitive from justice, and child snatching, which carries up to a two-year sentence.

Police said additional charges for Britt, as well as for other people, could follow as the investigation continues.

#FindSamantha: 13 Year Old Samantha Dodson Missing Since 12/3/13 in Oregon City, OR (Endangered Runaway … Believed to be with 40 Year Old Kelsey McCune)(Update: Samantha Dodson Found Safe, McCune Arrested Charged with Rape & Sodomy)

13 year old Samantha Dodson has been missing since December 3, 2013 in Oregon City, Oregon. Samantha Dodson was last seen Tuesday night and may be traveling with a 40-year-old transient man, Kelsey McCune. Samantha’s parents noticed she was missing Wednesday morning, when they went to wake her up to go to school. Authorities consider Samantha an endangered runaway. Two two might be camping. Because what else would a transient be doing who has no known address? McCune has no known address, but he is known to make money doing freelance computer work and he also may be carrying large duffel bags and backpacks with camping gear.

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 Samantha Dodson (left) – Kelsey McCune (rt)

Police called the teen an “endangered runaway” and said she may be in the company of Kelsey McCune, 40, a family friend who authorities said has no permanent address.

It was unclear if the teen left home willingly; however police said she does not have a history of running away.

Dodson, who recently dyed her hair red, was described by police as 5-foot-4 and 125 pounds with brown eyes and a slim build.

Police said McCune is 6 feet tall and 170 pounds with a glass eye and salt-and-pepper hair.

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According to FOX 12-OR, 40 year old  Kelsey McCune is a long time friend of the family … of course he is. Because there is nothing more special than parents not realizing that a 40 year old, so-called friend of the family, is taking just a little too much interest in your 13 year old daughter!

The Dodson family says McCune is a family friend.

“Kelsey is a family friend of my parents. I met him a couple times in passing, but they’ve known him for years, and I know he was recently down on his luck,” said Sarah Dodson.

Samantha’s family now believes the teen and McCune had been communicating without anyone knowing. When they tried to confront McCune about it Wednesday, they say he wouldn’t return their calls, and won’t answer his messages.

“It’s my understanding that Kelsey doesn’t have a permanent residence, and we think they could be looking for a place to camp because there’s not a place to take her,” said Sarah Dodson.

The search for Samantha stretched to the Newell Creek area of Oregon City on Thursday, where a SWAT team scoured the terrain in the area.

Clackamas County deputies say they consider Samantha an endangered runaway mainly because of the age difference between her and McCune. They are also concerned about Samantha’s welfare because of the record-cold temperatures expected this week.

#FindSamantha: More pics of Samantha Dodson … Be on the look out for the missing 13 year old

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UPDATE I: Missing 13-year-old Ore. City girl found safe after 5 days.

Samantha Dodson, a missing 13-year-old Oregon City girl, was found in good condition in a wooded area north of an Oregon mobile home park Saturday evening, deputies said.

Deputies and the SWAT team resumed the search for Dodson around 4:30 p.m. after getting what they called a “credible” tip from a witness Saturday who saw her and 40-year-old Kelsey McCune near South Maple Lane Road and South Country Village Drive, said Sgt. Nate Thompson with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE II: Suspect Kelsey McCune Arrested, Charged with Kidnapping, Sexual abuse, and Rape.

McCune was also found in good condition Saturday, Thompson said. He was arrested and charged with kidnapping, sexual abuse, and rape. He was booked overnight in the Clackamas County Jail.

UPDATE III: Oregon man busted for rape and sodomy in connection to missing 13-year-old girl.

A vile one-eyed drifter busted by Oregon police for allegedly kidnapping and raping a teenage girl that went missing last week appeared in court Monday.

Kelsey (Patrick) McCune made his first court appearance in Oregon City while facing charges of first-degree kidnapping, custodial interference, sodomy, second-degree sexual abuse and rape.

Amber Alert Issued for 14 Year Old Elizabeth Romero Missing Since 12/4/13 in Kennewick, WA … Arrest Warrent Issued for 19 Year Old Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosalas (Update: Amber Alert Canceled, Elizabeth Romero Found in Mexico)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 14 year old  Elizabeth Romero, who has been missing since Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Kennewick, Washington. She is described as Hispanic, 5-foot-3 and weighs 130 pounds. Elizabeth Romero was last seen getting into her 19 year old boyfriend’s green Ford Escape around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday at Phoenix High School in Kennewick.   Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosales  is wanted for kidnapping and a warrant is expected to be issued for his arrest. Authorities believe that Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosales might be trying to take Elizabeth Romero to Mexico.

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Elizabeth was reported missing by her mother around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Lattin said. A nationwide alert was issued around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

A video released Thursday night shows Elizabeth walking across a parking lot at the high school and getting into a green sports utility vehicle. She is wearing a white top and dark pants, and is carrying a backpack and pink purse. She is 5-foot-3 and weighs 130 pounds.

Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosalas is 5-foot-9 and weighs about 200 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a green Ford Escape with no license plates.

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Amber Alert.com: Elizabeth Romero (left) – Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosalas (rt)

UPDATE I: Information and text messages police received lead them to believe Elizabeth possibly didn’t run away with her boyfriend willingly.

Elizabeth’s mother got text messages Thursday from an unknown phone number that claimed to be Elizabeth. The messages said the couple were headed for Mexico. When the mother asked for a photo of Elizabeth, the conversation ended.

“When she asked to send a current photo and that request was refused, that’s the biggest red flag that tells us she might be in danger,” Lattin said.

Investigators have received other information that points to Elizabeth being in danger, Lattin said. He declined to say what that information is.

Local police have notified the U.S. Border Patrol in case the couple tries to leave the country, Lattin said.

UPDATE II: Amber Alert in California for kidnapped girl.

UPDATE III: Police: Man groomed missing Kennewick teen, moved in on her block.

A 19-year-old man accused of abducting a Kennewick girl moved into a house on the same block as the teen just days before she left town with him, police said Friday.

Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosales started an online relationship with Elizabeth Romero while he was living in Hood River, Ore., said Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin. After talking with the 14-year-old through Facebook, Rosales told his family he got a job and moved to Kennewick on Thanksgiving Day.

Rosales paid a full month’s rent for a room in a house on the same block as the girl, Lattin said.

Just days later, he had packed up his stuff, left his house key behind and took off with Elizabeth.

If anyone has any information about Elizabeth’s or Rosales’ whereabouts can call 911 or the Kennewick Police Department’s non-emergency line at 509-628-0333.

UPDATE IV: The AMBER ALERT has been canceled for missing 14 year old  Elizabeth Romero has been found in Mexico.  Her boyfriend, 19 year old Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosalas is still on the loose.

The California Highway Patrol says a missing teenager from Washington has been safely located in Mexico.

The CHP did not give details on how they located 14-year-old Elizabeth Romero, but canceled a statewide Amber Alert that had been active since last Thursday.

Washington police said the teen was abducted in the town of Kennewick, Washington a day earlier.

The CHP issued the alert because they thought she and her abductor may be headed to Mexico.

Her boyfriend, Edwardo Fabian Flores Rosales, is still on the loose, according to police.

UPDATE V: Girl has been found in Mexico, but out of their jurisdiction, now up to Elizabeth Romero’s family to get her back from Mexico.

25 Year Old Cassandra LaFave Missing Since 11/18/13 in West Allis, WI … “Kidnapped & Endangered” (Update: May Have Been Kidnapped as Part of Sex Trafficking Ring) (Update: Found Safe!!!) (Update: Arrested on Cocaine Possession)

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25 year old  Cassandra LaFave  has been missing since November 18, 2013 in  West Allis, Wisconsin, reported missing on November 20. The West Allis Police Department is asking for your help in locating  Cassandra LaFave, who was reportedly taken on November 20.  She is considered “Kidnapped & Endangered”. Cassandra was last seen at a gas station on 60th and Hampton in Milwaukee, WI. Cassandra LaFave is described as 5’9″ tall, weighing 150 pounds. She has naturally brown hair and hazel eyes. Her hair may be dyed red. Cassandra also has the following tattoos: a star by her left ear, a music note on the back of her neck and a flower on her foot.

Facebook: Help Find Cassandra LaFave.

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UPDATE I: Missing Wisconsin woman could be in St. Louis area, may have been taken as part of a sex trafficking ring.

Missing Wisconsin woman Cassandra Lafave could be in the St. Louis area.

The 25-year-old Wisconsin woman was reported missing by family members on November 20th. Since then, we`ve gotten information that she may have been taken as part of a sex trafficking ring, and she could be on the streets in the St. Louis or Kansas City area.

At this point police from multiple law enforcement agencies are working on the case, and we`ve also contacted family members in Wisconsin and are waiting to hear back from them.

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Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of missing Cassandra E. LaFave, please the West Allis Police Department at 414-302-8000

UPDATE II: According to the parents Facebook pageCassandra LaFavre has been found safe!!! (Hat Tip: Geri)

Family issues thank you on FB:

On behalf of the entire LaFave family, we are eternally grateful for your continued prayers and love. A very special thank you to all of the persons who played a role in bringing Cassandra home safely. We know that it was not easy for some of you to step forward with information. Thank you to Veronica’ Voice in Kansas City, MO, your commitment to your work is admirable. Thank you to the West Allis Sensitive Crimes division for your diligent work on this case.

There have been no details as to where, how or what condition she was found in other than safe. There seems to be all-too many rumors with this case. We shall just say on the eve of  Thanksgiving, thankfully she was found alive and safe and may she get thru whatever issues or demons she may have. No one is without sin or problems.

UPDATE III: LaFave was arrested and is in Milwaukee County jail on suspicion of cocaine possession and on undisclosed charges.

LaFave was in the Milwaukee County jail Wednesday on suspicion of cocaine possession and on undisclosed charges filed in Washington County, according to jail records.

Court records show that a bench warrant was issued for LaFave Sept. 11 on charges of retail theft and resisting or obstructing an officer in Washington County, and that the warrant was still open Wednesday.

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