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.
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.
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.
A: Location where Hailey Owen was abducted. - B: Location where Craig M. Wood was arrested.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
School Bus Driver Cathy Goetz Charged With Assault, Menacing & Child Endangering of an 8 Year Old Autistic Boy
This is truly troubling and disturbing …
43 year old Cathy Goetz, an Ashland City, Ohio Schools bus driver has been suspended without pay and charged with assault, menacing and child endangering of an 8 year old autistic boy. The disturbing crime was caught on the bus video on January 17, 2014. Goetz is seen smacking the boy as he continuously screams. After the boy is hit by the bus driver, he is heard threatening to kill her. She then called bus dispatcher, who called 911. When the police arrived Goetz told the officer that the boy had threatened her, hit her and kicked her, but conveniently failed to mention the fact that she slapped the boy and grabbed him around the collar. Goetz also claims she did not know the boy had autism.
Really, where should we begin? We have a bus driver who has no idea the make up of the children she is responsible for driving and being in her care. We have a bus driver who thinks it is perfectly okay to slap and assault 8 year olds. We have a bus driver who thinks it is perfectly fine to lie to police and tell them the truth of what actually happened. And we have a bus driver who still after having video and audio evidence of her crime still pleading not guilty.
Warning: VIDEO is disturbing
An Ashland City Schools bus driver has been suspended without pay and is facing criminal charges after she was caught on video slapping an 8-year-old-boy.
The incident happened on January 17, and the video from an on-board camera shows driver Cathy Goetz interacting with the boy, who was upset when he got on the bus.
According to the police report, the 43-year-old told investigators she did not know the child was “autistic,” and that when he started screaming, she tried to get him to stop.
The video shows that the boy continued to scream, and Goetz eventually stopped the bus and confronted him.
She is seen in the video smacking the boy, and he is then heard threatening to kill her.
Goetz then called her bus dispatcher, who called 911.
However, VIDEOS can be a b*tch, can’t they? When the police eventually were able to access and watched the video of what really took placer, Cathy Goetz was charged with assault, menacing and child endangering.
KNOCK OUT GAME Continues: ‘Knock That White Boy [Cracker] Out’ … Arrests Made After Mob of Black Teens Attack Disabled White Vet … Hate Crime!!!
Just curious … is it so hard for the media to report a crime accurately … not once in any of the written articles do they reference specifically that this was a black on white crime and namely mention a mob of black teens assaulted a white man. You have to watch the VIDEO to hear the reporter say it.
Arrests have been made in the “knock out game” assault of a white, disabled veteran in Cleveland, Ohio. A mob of black teens harassed, attacked, robbed and taunted with racial slurs their white victim near Public Square. Matthew Robinson was riding the RTA’s Healthline when a group of black teen punks began harassing him and followed him off the bus and down the street to 6th and Euclid. Robinson said that the mob hurled threats and racial slurs at him as they were saying, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker.’ They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’” Hmm … No hate crime here, eh? Three suspects have been arrested by Cleveland and RTA police, Kenneth Matthews, Ronald Reid Williams and an unnamed 16 year old female minor. The unnamed girl had actually filmed the attack with her cell phone, and the video was still on her phone at the time of her apprehension. One of the two teens has also been charged in two other robberies similar to this one. Good grief, just send this punk to prison and do society a favor before he kills some one.
Sadly, not one person stepped into help this man. Not one. Let’s see if the Cleveland DA’s office has the CO-JONES to charge these punks with a “hate crime”.
Matthew Robinson, Disabled Army Veteran, Attacked By group of black teens in Cleveland, OH
A disabled Army vet spoke out about the latest attack that happened Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
Matthew Robinson told our Ed Gallek he was riding RTA’s Healthline when six to eight teenagers surrounded him on the bus, and then started following him.
Then, he said they attacked, took his stuff, and videotaped what they were doing.
The incident went down at 6th and Euclid, and the crowd scattered when cops showed up.
Robinson told 19 Action News, “What they were saying was, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker.’ They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’”
The victim said not only did the group taunt him with racial slurs, they also videotaped the incident.
Cleveland Police hustled and found three of the suspects running from the scene.
They apprehended an 18 and 19-year-old guy, plus a 16 year-old-girl who had the video on her phone.
Body of Missing Virginia Police Capt. Kevin Quick Found; 3 More Arrested in Officer’s Murder (Halisi Uhuru, Anthony Stokes Jr. & Leslie Casterlow)(Update: Suspects Had Gang Ties, Prior Criminal History)
Three more individuals have been arrested in the death of Waynesboro Police reserve Captain Kevin Quick. Halisi Uhuru, Leslie Casterlow and Anthony Stokes are accused of killing Kevin Quick during an abduction early this week. Quick’s body was found next to a road in Goochland County, about 60 miles west of Richmond, on Thursday afternoon. An autopsy has confirmed that found human remains are those of a Waynesboro reserve police officer who was reported missing a week ago.
Pic – From left to right, Halisi Uhuru, Anthony Stokes Jr. and Leslie Casterlow (Henrico Sheriff’s Office)
Three people were arrested after the body of a missing Virginia police captain was found dumped on alongside a rural road, according to a report.
The trio of suspects — Halisi Uhuru, Leslie Casterlow and Anthony Stokes — are accused of killing Waynesboro Police reserve Captain Kevin Quick during an abduction early this week.
“Unfortunately this case transitioned from an investigation into a disappearance, into a death investigation, and as a result we are still very actively pursuing new leads,” Geller said Friday afternoon, a week after Quick disappeared.
Late Thursday night police made more arrests in connection with the case; two men and a woman were arrested. Police believe additional charges could be made, and possibly additional suspects charged.
Forty-nine-year-old Leslie Hope Casterlow, of 10900 block Wild Ginger Cir. in Manassas, 31-year-old Anthony Darnell Stokes Jr, of the 10000 block Portsmouth Rd. in Manassas and 22-year-old Halisi Uhuru, of the 1700 block Franklin Tpke. in Danville, were charged with Principle 2nd Degree Capital Murder During Abduction.
This charge is different from Capital Murder in that it is not punishable by death penalty but is punishable by life in prison.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney has also added a felony count of Gang Participation for each individual arrested Thursday, though investigators would not go into detail.
What a shock, some suspects involved in the death of Kevin Quick had a criminal history and had been let out on good behavior. Gert Wright, also known as Halisi Uhuru, was let out of prison early. Wright’s family wrote letters to the state requesting that he get out early, saying “Gert is destined for Greatness.” Yeah, this punk was destined for murder.
Court documents reveal a disturbing criminal history for two men arrested in connection with Waynesboro police captain Kevin Quick’s death.
The case has transitioned from an investigation into a disappearance, into an official death investigation. Late Thursday night police arrested three more people in connection with the case; two men and a woman.
Leslie Hope Casterlow, age 49, of Manassas, Anthony Darnell Stokes Jr., age 31, of Manassas and Halisi Uhuru, age 22, of Danville, were charged with Principle 2nd Degree Capital Murder During Abduction.
This charge is different from Capital Murder in that it is not punishable by death penalty but is punishable by life in prison.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney has also added a felony count of Gang Participation for each individual, though investigators would not go into detail.
The trio are being held at the Henrico County Jail West and will be in court on Monday.
A CBS 6 investigation revealed that 31-year-old Anthony Stokes and 22-year-old Gert Wright, also known as Halisi Uhuru, were recently released from prison.
In fact, 31-year-old Anthony Stokes spent 12 years, nearly half of his life in prison for crimes he committed when he was just 19. He was convicted on possession of a weapon, robbery, kidnapping and use of a firearm charges.
UPDATE III: Sixth suspect named in disappearance and death of Waynesboro officer Kevin Quick.
Police made another arrest Sunday in the disappearance and death of a missing reserve police officer from a small town in Virginia.
Anthony L. White, 22, of Mineral, Va., was taken into custody without incident in Louisa County and charged with one felony count of gang participation, according to Virginia State Police.
AMBER ALERT Issued for Missing 3 Year Old Erielys Ahorrio & 4 Year Old John Ahorrio in Lancaster, PA … Abducted at Gun Point by Father, 23 Year Eddie Ahorrio, Jr & Eddie Ahorrio Sr. (Update: Amber Alert Canceled, Childred Safe, 1 Suspect Arrested)
An AMBER ALERThas been issued for 3 year old Erielys Ahorrio and 4 year old John Ahorrio, who were abducted from their home last night, Thursday, February 6, 2014. According to accounts, the two children were taken at gun point by their father, 23 year old Eddie Ahorrio, Jr. and his father, 47 year Eddie Ahorrio, Sr. They entered the home at Almanac Avenue home around 7:30 pm. The two men old drove off with the children in a black Nissan Altima with Pennsylvania license plate # JJG-8170. It is believed they might be driving from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts. if traveling to the Bay State, it is safe to say that these two thugs will probably not take highways and toll roads. Police and the public should keep eyes out on the lesser traveled local roads from PA to MA (map) like Rt 22 in PA, Rt 46 in NJ and Merritt Pkwy and Rt1 in CT and Rt. 1 in MA.
The children are considered in danger as Lancaster police have stated there was a domestic dispute at the house last week in which Ahorrio Jr. threatened to harm both the children and their mother.
Erielys Ahorrio, 3, and her 4-year-old brother John Ahorrio were taken from a home along Almanac Avenue in Lancaster, Pa. at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, state police said. Lancaster is about 70 miles west of Philadelphia.
State police identified the abductors as 23-year-old Eddie Ahorrio, Jr. and 47-year-old Eddie Ahorrio, Sr.
Missing: 4 year old John Ahorrio (left) and his 3 year old sister Erielys Ahorrio (rt)
UPDATE I: Police have released more details on the abduction of two small children from their Lancaster City home tonight … History of violence.
Ahorrio Sr. had a pipe wrench and Ahorrio Jr. had a gun, both of which were displayed. The children were inside with their mother, their mother’s boyfriend, and the boyfriend’s sister. The boyfriend, whose name was not released, was attacked by Arrohio Sr. with the pipe wrench and injured. There is no word as of right now on the extent of his injuries. Lancaster police told CBS 21 there was a domestic dispute at the house last week in which Ahorrio Jr. threatened to harm both the children and their mother. When caught, the two men are facing charges of robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and kidnapping.
A vehicle matching the description of a vehicle reported by the Amber Alert has been stopped and a person was earlier taken into handcuffs, SkyFOX showed. This is occurring on I-76 Eastbound on Route One.
Pennsylvania State Police earlier issued an Amber Alert for two children allegedly abducted at gunpoint from Lancaster City by two men, and their vehicle’s last known location was in New Jersey.
Action News has confirmed that two children who were the subject of an hours-long Amber Alert search have been found safe, and that one suspect is in custody.
The resolution to the overnight search came just before 8:00 a.m. Friday after police stopped a 1994 black Nissan Altima on Route 1 at Route 76 in Philadelphia.
Police say the car was carrying 3-year-old Erielys Ahorrio and 4-year-old John Ahorrio, as well as one of two suspects sought in their abduction.
5 Day Old Baby Kayden Powell Missing Since 2/6/14 in Beloit, WI (VIDEO) … Police Believe an Abduction (Update: Baby Found Alive in Iowa)(Update: Kristin Smith Arrested on Kidnapping Charges)
WHERE IS 5 DAY OLD KAYDEN POWELL?
5 day old Kayden Powell has been missing since 4:35 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014 in Beloit, Wisconsin. The authorities were called Thursday morning by the baby’s mother, 18 year old Brianna Marshall, who woke to find her baby missing. 5 day old Kayden J. Powell was missing from his bassinet in the room where she was sleeping at 836 E. Homeland Court (MAP). According to tax records, the residence is owned by Shirley J. Bennett, the baby’s great-grandmother. Brianna Marshall and the baby’s father, Bruce Powell, 23, were at the residence at the time the baby was reported missing, along with Bennett and Marshall’s brother.
Kayden Powell was born at Beloit Memorial Hospital. He is African American, 20 inches long, 6 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
The FBI is helping local authorities search for a 5-day-old baby, who was reported missing by his mother at 4:35 a.m. Thursday.
“The FBI is here, the Division of Criminal Investigation is in route, and we’ve got assistance from the city of Beloit (Police Department) and Rock County Sheriff’s Office,” said Steve Kopp, town of Beloit police chief.
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office has sent 16 people to the scene, including all members of its detective bureau, all members of its special investigations unit, two patrol deputies and a commander, Chief Deputy Barb Barrington-Tillman said.
The authorities were called Thursday morning by Brianna Marshall, 18, who woke and found her 5-day-old baby, Kayden J. Powell, missing from his bassinet in the room where she was sleeping at 836 E. Homeland Court, he said.
UPDATE I: (WIFR Updates) Police Press Conference – VIDEO
Kopp said Marshall reported the incident as an apparent abduction.
Police in Iowa took the baby’s aunt into custody later Thursday for questioning. She had been visiting the residence at 836 E. Homeland Court and left at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. That was about the last time people at the residence saw the baby, Kopp said.
Kopp said police reached the woman on her cellphone Thursday as she was driving near West Branch, Iowa, which is along Interstate 80 about 180 miles southwest of Beloit. Police asked the woman to pull over. An officer took the woman into custody after learning she had an outstanding Texas warrant accusing her of fraud, Kopp said.
The baby was not with the woman when police found her, and the baby had not been located as of Thursday afternoon, Kopp said. It’s not clear why the aunt left early Thursday morning. She apparently is a Colorado resident and was visiting after the baby was born, Kopp said.
The woman was being questioned along with four other people who had been staying at the residence Wednesday night, Kopp said.
Marshall and the baby’s father, Bruce Powell, 23, of Beloit, were at the residence at the time the baby was reported missing, along with Bennett and Marshall’s brother. They were among those being questioned. They were cooperative, and the parents were “very distraught and upset,” Kopp said.
The parents had been staying at the residence because a person who lives with them at their Beloit home was ill and they didn’t want to expose the newborn baby to the sick person, Kopp said.
Anyone with information on this incident can contact the Town of Beloit Police Department at 608-757-2244, or Greater Beloit Crimestoppers at 608-362-7463.
UPDATE III: Missing Wisconsin newborn found safe in Iowa.
A newborn baby reported missing in Wisconsin early Thursday morning has been found safe in Iowa, police announced Friday.
Authorities say Kayden Powell, born February 1, was found Friday morning in a tote bag outside a gas station in eastern Iowa.
Town of Beloit Police Chief Steven Kopp says the nearly week-old baby was discovered by an officer checking along an interstate near West Branch on Friday morning.
FBI acting special agent G.B. Jones said at a news conference the officer heard the newborn crying and discovered the child in the tote bag. Authorities say the child appears to be in good condition.
Federal kidnapping charges have been filed against a Denver woman in the case of a missing 6-day-old boy who disappeared in the middle of the night from his Wisconsin home.
The woman, Kristin Smith, could face life in prison if convicted of snatching her half-sister’s newborn, Kayden Powell.
U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil filed the charge against Smith on Friday afternoon, hours after the child was found alive near an Iowa gas station half a mile from where Smith was arrested
Three Arrests Made in Theft of Missing Virginia Police Captain’s Truck … 45 Year Old Kevin Quick Still Missing (Arrested: Daniel Mathis, Mersadies Shelton & Shantai Shelton)
Police have arrested three suspects in the theft of missing Virginia police captain’s vehicle.
Three individuals, Daniel Mathis, Mersadies Shelton and Shantai Shelton, have been arrested in connection with the theft of a missing police captain Kevin Quick’s truck and have linked the vehicle to a Sunday night robbery in which one person was shot. Virginia State Police said at a news conference Wednesday that two women and a man are siblings from the same address in Albemarle County, VA. However, 45 year old Keven Quick remains missing. Daniel Mathis and his sister Mersadies Shelton were charged with grand larceny in the theft of Quick’s 1999 Toyota 4Runner, while Shantai Shelton was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Louisa County, VA. 18 year old Daniel Mathis was also charged with robbery, malicious wounding and a variety of weapons-related charges in connection with the Sunday night robbery All three are being held at the Central Virginia Regional Jail without bond.
Arrested: Daniel Mathis, Mersadies Shelton and Shantai Shelton
Two sisters and a brother were arrested Tuesday night at a hotel in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Geller said.
Daniel Mathis and his sister Mersadies Shelton have been charged with grand larceny in the theft of Quick’s 1999 Toyota 4Runner, while the second sister, Shantai Shelton, was picked up on an outstanding warrant from Louisa County, east of Charlottesville, where Sunday night’s armed robbery took place, she said.
The 18-year-old Mathis also was charged with robbery, malicious wounding and a variety of weapons-related charges in connection with the Sunday night robbery, but no details of that holdup were released. Mathis and his sisters were being held without bond Wednesday evening, Geller said.
The Waynesboro business community has offered a $30,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to Quick’s discovery. If anyone has information about his whereabouts of missing Kevin Quick, please call the Virginia State Police at 434-352-7128.
45 Year Old Waynesboro Police Department Captain Kevin Wayne Quick Missing Since 1/31/14 in Afton, VA … Foul Play Suspected (Update: Vehicle Found)(Update: Three Arrests Made)(Update: Body Found in Search)(Update: Found Deceased)
45 year old Kevin Wayne Quick, a captain with the Waynesboro Police Department’s Police Reserve Unit, has been missing since Friday, January 31, 2014 in Afton, Virginia. Kevin Quick was last seen Friday at 10:15 p.m., when he left his mother’s residence in Afton. Quick was headed to a friend’s home at Turtle Creek Apartments in Albemarle County, about 20 miles away, but he never arrived. Surveillance photos show two men who investigators think have information about Quick’s disappearance.
Quick’s silver 1999 Toyota Forerunner, with Virginia license plates 614-068 with the seal of the Commonwealth in the middle, are also spotted in the photos that show the SUV in Fork Union on Friday and Manassas on Saturday.
Extensive ground and air searches took place Saturday night and Sunday morning near the areas of the residences in Afton and Albemarle County.
Quick described as a white male, six feet one inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and medium build. He wears contacts or glasses and has a scar above his left eye.
Surveillance photographs place Quick’s silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner in Fork Union, Virginia, on Friday and in the Manassas area Saturday, before it was recovered abandoned outside of a residence Monday in Louisa County, an hour away from where Quick was last seen. The SUV is being examined by the Virginia State Police.
Photos have surfaced that show two unidentified adult males who investigators believe may have information regarding Quick’s disappearance. Photos of one of the persons of interest have been released.
Homeowner Frank Houchens told CNN affiliate WWBT that he called police when found Quick’s vehicle in his driveway. He said police from nearby Harrisonburg, Virginia, showed him photos, but he did not recognize the person of interest or Quick.
The vehicle was found about an hour away from where he went missing.
Virginia state police say a vehicle has been recovered belonging to a missing man who is a captain with the Waynesboro Police Department’s Police Reserve Unit.
State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says a homeowner found the 1999 sport-utility vehicle in Mineral on Monday, two days after Kevin Wayne Quick was reported missing.
Suspect from surveillance film
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MISSING NELSON COUNTY MAN’S VEHICLE RECOVERED
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Local Businesses Put Up $7,000 Reward
NELSON CO., Va. – Virginia State Police has recovered the vehicle belonging to missing Nelson County man, Kevin W. Quick, 45. In addition, the local business community has dedicated $7,000 as a potential reward for anyone with information that leads to Quick’s discovery. The search continues at this time for Quick, who is a captain with the Waynesboro Police Department’s Police Reserve Unit.
State police has received numerous tips and leads regarding the investigation and are actively pursuing them at this time. Investigators are still asking for the public’s help and encouraging anyone with information to call the Virginia State Police at #77 on a cell phone or at (434) 352-7128, or any one of the assisting agencies.
Quick’s abandoned silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner was discovered by a Louisa County Sheriff’s Deputy Monday (Feb. 3, 2014). It is now being examined as evidence in Quick’s disappearance.
UPDATE IV: Virginia police - Body found during search for missing officer…. no Identification yet.
Searchers in Virginia looking for a missing auxiliary police captain found a body Thursday afternoon. Authorities said they were in the process of identifying the remains.
A spokeswoman for Virginia State Police said the investigation into the disappearance of Kevin Quick was ongoing while officials examined the body, which was found along on the Fluvanna and Goochland county line.
Spokeswoman Corinne N. Geller said once the deceased was identified and the family notified, police would release the name.
Waynesboro Police reserve Captain Kevin Quick has been missing for nearly a week. Virginia State Police confirms a body was found Thursday afternoon in a remote area along on the Fluvanna and Goochland county line. Law enforcement sources say the body was found on Old Columbia Road.
While law enforcement sources say the body is Quick, State Police officials say they are still working on identifying the body and gathering evidence. They say they will release the name once they have finished identifying the body and notifying next of kin.
If you have information that could help investigators, call #77 on a cell phone or 434-352-7128.
40 Year Old Convicted Murderer Michael David Elliot Escapes Ionia Prison, Abducts Woman at Knife Point (Update: Woman Escapes at Gas Station) (Update: Michael David Elliot Captured in LaPorte County, Indiana)
BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR ESCAPED CONVICTED MURDERER MICHAEL ELLIOT …
40 year old convicted murderer, Michael David Elliot, was discovered missing about 9:30 p.m. Sunday from the Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan according to the Michigan Department of Corrections. Authorities say Elliot may be driving a 2004 red Jeep Liberty with license plate 5FTG55. Elliot was serving 5 life sentence for multiple first-degree murder convictions stemming from four 1993 killings.
Investigators told Fox 17 News that following his escape, Elliot abducted a woman using a knife or box cutter and made her drive to Elkhart, Ind., roughly 100 miles southwest of Ionia near the Indiana-Michigan state line.
The woman escaped when they stopped at a gas station, and she called police, Marlan said. He provided no information about the condition or identity of the woman, nor if she had any previous connection to Elliot.
Elliot is a white male, 5’8″ tall and 165 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He does not have any tattoos or scars. He also goes by the names Michael Delarosa and Michael Shreader.
Police believe that Elliot is driving a 2004 red Jeep Liberty with license plate 5FTG55. The vehicle also has Bugs Bunny and Tasmanian Devil decals.
A man serving life behind bars for murder in four 1993 deaths in Michigan has escaped from prison and apparently abducted a woman before she got away in Indiana, authorities said Monday.
Michael David Elliot, 40, was discovered missing about 9:30 p.m. Sunday from the Ionia Correctional Facility in mid-Michigan, Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said in an email.
Elliot may have abducted a woman from Ionia using a knife or box cutter and drove to Elkhart, Ind., roughly 100 miles southwest of Ionia and near the Indiana-Michigan state line, where they stopped for gas. The woman got away at the gas station and call police, Marlan said.
Police made contact with the woman about 11:50 p.m. Sunday. Elliot left the gas station and was at large Monday morning, Marlan said.
“Citizens should immediately call 911 if they observe anything suspicious or possibly become aware of the whereabouts of … Elliot,” Marlan said in the email.
A manhunt is happening right now for a man convicted of killing four people. He escaped from a Michigan prison last night and abducted a woman who eventually got away at a Middlebury gas station.
Elliot is serving a life term for killing four people. He was convicted in the August 1993 murders of Vickie Currie, her boyfriend Michael Tufnell, his brother Bruce Tufnell and Kathy Lane. According to court documents, Elliot and three others planned to steal drug money. When they didn’t find the money, Elliot and another man killed the four and set Tufnell’s house on fire.
UPDATE III: Here is a full news release from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office:
A man convicted of four 1993 murders has escaped from the Ionia, Michigan Correctional Facility. Michael David Elliot, age 40, 5’8”, 165 lb white male with brown hair and brown eyes wearing a blue and orange state prison uniform escaped Sunday night.
Elliot forced his way into a Red 2004 Jeep Liberty with Michigan License Plate “5FTG55” sitting outside a residence on in Ionia, MI being driven by a female at approximately 8:00 pm. Mr. Elliot was armed with a hammer and a box cutter knife and threatened to cut the female.
They traveled into the Middlebury, IN area where they stopped at a Gallop’s gas station on State Rd 13 to get fuel. The female who had a cell phone hidden from Elliot, called 911 while he was pumping gas and the call was received by LaGrange County 911 Dispatchers. Dispatchers quickly asked the female to go inside the gas station to get away from the suspect. When the caller got inside the dispatcher asked her to lock herself in the restroom and not leave.
At one point Michael Elliot knocked on the restroom door and told the female that it was time to go. 911 Dispatchers were able to locate the gas station they were at using GPS from the cell phone along with the description that the caller was able to give. The other LaGrange County Dispatcher contacted Elkhart County right away to have officers en route.
The Dispatcher kept the victim on the phone until officers arrived while her partner kept Elkhart County informed. 911 Dispatcher’s while on the phone with the victim were able to locate the news on the escapee from Ionia, MI.
The victim advised the Dispatcher that Michael Elliot had put on a pair of the victim’s black cargo pants and also had a jacket on. Elliot had short hair and facial hair. Elliot advised the female that he was in prison for 4 counts of murder.
The female stated that Michael Elliot had the keys to her Red Jeep Liberty and he stated that he wanted to get far away from Ionia, MI. The stop in Middlebury was their first stop since they left Ionia, MI.
Once officers arrived on scene, 911 Dispatcher’s confirmed this through Elkhart County before the female opened the door. Once this was confirmed, the female opened the door to find the police officers on scene and her Jeep Liberty was gone.
Michael Elliot was last seen on State Rd 13 just south of the Michigan State line.
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If located, please do not approach, contact 911 immediately. Michael Elliot should be considered armed and dangerous. Again, he was in prison for the murder of four people.
UPDATE IV: Woman’s Jeep Liberty in a residential area of the town of Shipshewana, about 20 miles east of Elkhart.
Michael David Elliot was arrested and taken to the LaPorte County Jail.