Unidentified 17 Year Old Male From Same Mobile Home Park Arrested in Aduction, Sexual Assault, Rape and Murder of Missing 6 Year Old Jenise Wright
And this is why you do not let your 6 year old daughter just wander around and not know where she is at all times …
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI announced the arrest late Saturday afternoon that an unidentified 17 year old male has been arrested in the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright in Bremerton, Washington. The suspect was arrested at a residence in the same mobile home park where Jenise disappeared last weekend. The police stated that the suspect will face murder, manslaughter and rape charges Jenise Wright. She was last seen Saturday night, August 2, 2014. Sadly, her her body was found in a wooded area near her home on August 7. The 17 year old suspect was booked into the Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree child rape.
A 17-year-old has been arrested in the sexual assault and killing of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her family’s Washington home six days ago, law enforcement officials said Saturday.
Jenise Wright, who vanished from the mobile home park where her family lives in east Bremerton, Wash., on Sunday, was found dead Thursday. Her death was ruled a homicide Friday, law enforcement officials have said.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI announced the arrest late Saturday afternoon. The suspect, identified only as a 17-year-old, was arrested at his home shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday, police said during a news conference.
The suspect was arrested at a residence in the same mobile home park where Jenise disappeared last weekend, the Sheriff’s Office said.
He was being interviewed by detectives late Saturday afternoon, and will face murder, manslaughter and rape charges, police said.
Press Conference of the Arrest of 17 year old Suspect in rape and murder of 6 year old Jenise Wright
A 17-year-old male suspect was arrested Saturday after forensic evidence in the case positively identified him, said Detective Lt. Earl Smith, incident commander with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
“This investigation is far from over,” Smith told reporters at a news conference Saturday afternoon. “We have a lot still to do.”
The unidentified teen, who is a resident of the East Bremerton mobile home park where Jenise was discovered missing last Sunday morning, will be booked into Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree child rape.
It was unknown Saturday if the suspect and Jenise knew each other, but Smith said that is a possibility given the nature of the small community.
The suspect, who was living with his parents, was detained without incident at his residence in the 1300 block of Northeast Steele Creek Drive around 2:50 p.m. He will appear in Kitsap County District Court on Monday.
Bizarre: Harrisburg, PA Mother Kimberly Tutko Said She Didn’t Know Her 8 Year Old Mentally Disabled Son Had Been Dead in Home for Days
A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania mother, Kimberly Tutko, stated that she did not know that her 8 year old severely mentally disabled had died in her home until her husband told her four days after the fact. HUH? According to accounts, Kimberly Tutko noticed a strange odor coming from the 3rd floor of their home along the 2100 block of Green Street. Her husband, Jarrod Nicholas Tutko, brought down their son, Jarrod Jr., who had been dead for four days. The mother called 911 and police The 8 year old deceased child was severely mentally disabled and was diagnosed with autism, failure to thrive and Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic defect, that causes intellectual disability, behavioral and learning challenges. It’s not clear how the child died; however, an autopsy is scheduled for this week. According to court records, 38 year old Jarrod Nicholas Tutko Sr. was charged with endangering the welfare of children, concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse. His bail was set at $500,000.
The mother of a boy found dead in an uptown Harrisburg home said her husband waited about four days to reveal to her that their son had died.
Kimberly Tutko said she noticed a strange odor coming from the third floor of her Green Street home Friday night.
Her husband, Jarrod Nicholas Tutko, went upstairs and came back with body of their eight-year-old son, Jarrod Jr., wrapped in a sheet and laid him on the bathroom floor, she said.
Believing the boy had just died, Kimberly Tutko said she pulled the sheet back and quickly realized he had been dead for several days.
Kimberly Tutko said her husband told her the child died on Tuesday.
“I said to him ‘Why didn’t you say anything?’” Kimberly Tutko said. “He said he was too afraid to say anything because of other kids in the house.”
Kimberly Tutko said she understands people will find it difficult to believe she did not know her son was dead. YA THINK!
The couple has five other children, ages 13, 12, 10, 6 and 3, were removed from the home Friday night and place in protective custody. Several of the children suffer from serious medical conditions. The children are being cared for by the county children and youth specialists.
It was August 15, 2006 when Liz and husband David Carroll said on that 3 year old Marcus Fiesel disappeared in an Anderson Township, OH park. This sparking a search by thousands of volunteers that lasted several days. Marcus’ mom Liz Caroll tearfully begged people to help find her son, all the while she knew exactly what had happened and what she did to this poor child.
Marcus Fiesel, RIP
The death of 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel, who authorities said was killed by his foster parents in 2006, will be featured on “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” 10 p.m. Sunday on the Investigation Discovery channel.
The one-hour show includes an interview with Liz Carroll, Marcus’ foster mother, who is serving a life prison sentence after her conviction in a Clermont County Common Pleas Court in 2007.
Investigation Discovery, one of the sister Discovery Channel networks, can be found in Greater Cincinnati on Time Warner Channels 1139 (HD) and 139, and on Northern Kentucky Time Warner Channels 948 (HD) and 471, and Cincinnati Fioptics Channels 675 (HD) and 275.
What really happened to Marcus as Liz Carroll was providing crocodile tears …
Liz and David Carroll wrapped Marcus in a blanket, bound him with duct tape and left him in a hot closet without food and water while they went out of town for a weekend family reunion, prosecutors said.
After finding him dead, David Carroll and his live-in lover, Amy Baker, took Marcus’ body to a rural area and burned it with gasoline. Then they threw the remains in the Ohio River.
The horrific 2006 murder of 3 year old Marcus Fiesel, a special needs Foster child, was one that shocked the senses of everyone, including myself. However, from the outset of the case of missing Marcus Fiesel, some thing just seemed to be wrong. Flashback to 2006, Scared Monkeys followed the events from the outset and had posted some rather critical articles of the foster parents accounts, obviously striking a nerve with Liz Carroll. The posts prompted Liz to leave a comment on Missing & Exploited web page that was far from PG rated and some what threatening. Needless to say it was forwarded to authorities. That very next morning, as fate would have it, Liz and David Carroll were arrested in the death of Marcus Fiesel.
Newspapers and television stations in southwest Ohio have followed every step in the case, and now that his foster parents have been charged, the story has grabbed the attention of media outlets throughout the United States.
There are Web sites that feature photo albums, message boards, chat rooms and slide and video shows. One of those is www.scaredmonkeys.com, dedicated to exploited and missing children. “Red,” one of the site’s co-founders, said after news of Marcus’ disappearance was linked to his Web site, he received an e-mail from Marcus’ foster mother. She chastised the site for their portrayal.
“As soon as she did that, well, it was like, she’s guilty,” Red said Friday from his office in Maine. “You knew this was going to end bad. The radar just went up. It raises the hair on the back of your neck. When you kill your son, and go public pleading for help, it brings it to a special level of hell.”
He said Marcus’ story has drawn widespread coverage because people are so “disgusted by it.” (Middletown Journal)
Here is one comment from Liz that we were able to print. Too bad she was lying through her murderous teeth.
First, I would like to state that the most important thing that everyone should be concerned about is finding my son. My family’s past and living arrangements have absolutely nothing to do with finding him. My family left our home to avoid media and multiple stangers from sitting outside our house at all hours. We have cooperated 110% with the detectives and have stayed in touch with them on a daily basis. Again, my family has done nothing wrong, we love and miss Marcus. I regret going to the park, not sitting down and not eating that morning. My family and I take day care and foster care children to King’s Island, Water parks, town parks, YMCA, aquariums, carnivals, festivals, and many more places. Since this incident, I have not been left alone and we haven’t taken out kids anywhere but school shopping. I am begging for anyone and everyone that reads this to PLEASE help me find my son. I know that I will not be able to care for him after this incident but I still need to know that he is alright. PLEASE call crime stoppers with ANY possible leads!!!!!!Thank you.
Comment by Liz-Foster mother | August 28, 2006
Father Beats Child Molester Raymond Frolamder Unconscious After Catching Him in the Act of Sexually Assaulting his Son in Volusia County, FL
The feel good story of the day and hero of the week goes to the 35 year old unidentified Florida father.
18 year old child molester, Raymond Frolander, was left beaten, battered and unconscious in a pool of his own blood after a Florida father caught the perv in the act of sexually assaulting his son. The unnamed father called 9-1-1 Frolander has since been charged with sexual battery on a victim under 12 and is being held without bail, county jail records show. Daytona Beach police chief Mike Chitwood said the father was not charged with a crime. Not been charged? The dad should get a medal. CNN affiliate CFN 13 asked Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood whether he had any issue with the father’s reaction Friday. Chitwood responded, “Not as a police chief and not as a father.” Frolander is being held without bail.
“I just walked in on a grown man molesting—,” the 35-year-old unidentified father told a 911 dispatcher. “And I got him in a bloody puddle for you officer.”
Asked by the dispatcher if he had used any weapons, the father responded, “My foot and my fist.”
“I didn’t proceed to ask him any questions sir,” he said. “He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you. I drug him out to the living room.”
“He stood up and his pants were around his ankles and nothing else needed to be said,” the father added to the dispatcher. “I did whatever I got a right to do except I didn’t kill him.”
The father then advised the dispatcher to deploy paramedics. “Send an ambulance. He is going to need one.”
An 18 year old Child Molester Raymond Frolander after Father got through with him (Pic source: Volusia County Jail)
According to Frolander’s arrest affidavit, police say when they questioned him he admitted sexually battering the child and said, “I’m guilty.”
Frolander was charged with sexual battery by an 18-year-old on a victim under 12 and is being held without bail, Volusia County Branch Jail records show.
The child told investigators that he was playing video games with friends but after the friends left, Frolander asked the boy to sit in his lap and then took him to a back room, the report states.
Frolander then pulled the boy’s pants down and started sexually battering him, the boy told police, adding that Frolander had been abusing him since he was 8 years old, investigators said.
Now that is some street “JUSTICE” … Parental style. How would have the nerve to say that this
perp perv did not get exactly what he had coming?
9 Year Old Braiden Stow Missing Since 7/15/14 in Smyrna, GA … Believed to Be with Father, Ryan Stow (Update: Father & Son Found Safe in Alabama)
9 year old Braiden Stow has been missing since Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Smyrna, Georgia. Police believe that Braiden is in the company of his father, Ryan Stow. It is also thought that the two could be at a camp site. Ryan Stow is believed to be driving a burgundy 1995 Buick LeSabre with Georgia tag number 34618QC.
- Ryan Stow was described as being 6-foot-1, 160 pounds, green eyes and several tattoos.
- Braiden Stow is described as being 4-foot-8 , 60-65 pounds, blond hair and blue eyes. Braiden was last seen wearing shorts, a T-shirt and blue and yellow Rebook slippers.
Ryan Stow, left – Braiden Stow, right: pic – Smyrna Police
Stow said police responded to a call at the Oakdale Drive address, where they had received reports of a person threatening suicide. Additional investigation indicated that Stow had made 35 threats to commit suicide-by-cop. Graeff said Stow had left the home before police arrived.
Investigators said they believe Stow and his son are in the area — possibly at a camp site.
Ryan Stow is described as a white male, 6-feet-1-inch tall, weighing 160 pounds with green eyes and several tattoos. Braiden Stow is described as being 4-feet-8-inches tall, weighing 60 to 65 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. Braiden was last seen wearing shorts, a t-shirt and blue-and-yellow Reebok slippers. Ryan Stow is believed to be driving a burgundy 1995 Buick LeSabre with Georgia tag number 34618QC.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Plumb with the Smyrna Police Department at 404-596-1973, or to call 911.
24 Year Old Mother Heidi Monroy Found Dead … Three Children Missing in Jefferson Parish, LA, 14 Year Old Jessica Nicolle Monterroso, 4 Year Old Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores & 2 Year Old Jafet Abigaitl Monterroso-Monroy … 43 Year Old Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas Wanted for Second Degree Murder (Update: Suspect Arrested in Texas, Children Safe)
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana mom is dead and three children are missing …
43 year old Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas is wanted for second degree murder in the death of 24 year old Heidi Monroy. Police said that Monroy was found unconscious at her home in the 4000 block of Durand Street with a head wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s department is not only looking for Monterroso-Navas, but also three children are missing. Police are saying that Monterroso-Navas fled with his three biological children Sunday morning, including his daughter, 14-year-old Jessica Nicolle Monterroso, and two sons, 4-year-old Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores and 2-year-old Jafet Abigaitl Monterroso-Monroy.
Monterroso-Navas is from Honduras and may also go by the name of Wilson Rigoberto Mina. Monterroso-Navas was last seen wearing black pants and a blue shirt, according to a release from State Police. He walks with a limp.
Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas wanted for murder
Deputies say Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, 43, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Heidi Monroy, 24, who the sheriff’s office originally identified as his wife.
Deputies began looking for Monterroso-Navas after authorities responding to a medical call at 3:35 a.m. Sunday found a woman unconscious in a bathtub. Two of the couple’s children, a 5-year-old and an 8-year-old, had gone to a neighbor’s house to seek help, saying something was wrong with their mother.
Sheriff Newell Normand said Monroy had a head wound and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Normand said Monterroso-Navas fled with his three biological children, including his daughter, 14-year-old Jessica Nicolle Monterroso, and two sons, 4-year-old Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores and 2-year-old Jafet Abigaitl Monterroso-Monroy.
Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores
Ernesto Oroschena, who lives in a neighboring apartment, said the two children were running up and down the stairs of the apartment complex yelling for help in Spanish.
“They were yelling, ‘My mother’s lying down’ and ‘My dad killed my mother,’ ” Oroschena said.
Those two children were identified as Victor Manuel Monterroso-Monroy, 8, and Marlin Jouahny Monterroso-Monroy, 5.
Paul Ross, who also lives in the apartment complex, said the family moved in about two months ago. He said he never witnessed any fighting between the couple.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Monterroso-Navas or his children is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or else call 911.
Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies stated in a news release that 43-year-old Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, of Metairie, was arrested in a trailer park in Katy, Texas, late Sunday night.
According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, a man wanted for second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend in Metairie Sunday, has been arrested in Texas.
JPSO sent out a release early Monday morning indicating that Pedro Alberto Monterosso-Navas, also known as Wilson Rigoberto Mena, who was wanted for second degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, has been arrested in a trailer park in Katy Texas.
All three of his children were with him at the time of his arrest, and are reportedly fine and are now in the custody of Texas authorities.
Just Disgusting … Pope Francis Says 1 in 50 Roman Catholic Priests Are Pedophiles … Abuse of Children was Like “Leprosy” Infecting the Church
WHEN WILL THE CATHOLIC CHURCH PURGE ITSELF OF THIS SCOURGE?
Pope Francis was quoted in an Italian newspaper, La Repubblica, that 1 in 50 or 2% of Roman Catholic priests are pedophiles. The Pope said that the abuse of children was like “leprosy” infecting the Church. However, the Vatican was quick to backtrack on the comments and say that the Pope was misquoted. What, did the Pontiff quote a higher number? At some point the Vatican is going to have to come clean and rid itself of this terrible blight. If they think its an “infection” then they best find a cure pretty damn soon.
Pope Francis on Sunday was quoted by an Italian newspaper saying that about two percent — or 1 in 50 — of Roman Catholic priests are pedophiles, but the Vatican quickly released a statement saying the pontiff had been misquoted. Church officials also said that the journalist who did the story for La Repubblica had a history of having long conversations with public figures without taking notes or taping them, and then reconstructing them from memory.
“Many of my collaborators who fight with me (against pedophilia) reassure me with reliable statistics that say that the level of pedophilia in the Church is at about two percent,” Francis was quoted as saying.
The Pope reportedly told Italian newspaper la Repubblica that abuse of children was like “leprosy” infecting the Church.
Francis said the “corruption of a child is the terrible and unclean thing imaginable” and vowed to “confront it with the seriousness it demands”.
He said that paedophilia was unfortunately common and widespread.
“The church is fighting for the eradication of the habit and for education that rehabilitates. But this leprosy is also present in our house,” he was reported to have said.
“Many of my colleagues who are working against it tell me that paedophilia inside the church is at the level of two per cent. Among the two per cent who are paedophiles are priests and even bishops and cardinals.”
12 Year Old Talaija Dorsey Missing Since 7/1/14 in St. James Parish, LA (Update: Mother’s Fiance John D. Celestine Arrested on Obstruction of Justice)(Update: Body of Missing Talaija Dorsey Found Deceased)
12 year old Talaija Dorsey has been missing since Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014 in St. James Parish, Louisiana. She was last seen at her home on Pelican Street in St. James. Talaija Dorsey was discovered missing about 7 a.m. when a friend came to pick her up for summer camp. When Talaija’s mother went to get her, she found that her daughter was not in her bedroom.
A 12-year-old girl went missing early Tuesday morning and the the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding her.
Talaija Dorsey, who’s described as five-foot and three inches, was last seen at her home on Pelican Street in St. James. Dorsey has brown eyes and black hair.
If anyone has information on her whereabouts, you’re asked to call the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-562-2200.
On Friday deputies extended their search all the way to Jefferson Parish.
On Saturday Sheriff Martin said deputies continued to search the fields around Dorsey’s residence and along the highways. Sheriff Martin says deputies in surrounding parishes continued their searches as well.
Deputies have been focusing their efforts on less-traveled, rural routes along Highway 3127 in St. Charles Parish. It’s the route Talaija’s soon-to-be stepdad, John Celestine, 42, drives to work everyday.
Deputies are concentrating more and more on Celestine, but have yet to identify his as the suspect. He is being held on obstruction charges in this case. Deputies also say he has a prior, out-of-state arrest for child cruelty against a family member, though he was not charged ultimately in that case.
Authorities have made an arrest in the disappearance of a 12-year-old, booking the fiancé of the girl’s mother on obstruction of justice, St. James officials announced late Wednesday.
Deputies booked John D. Celestine, 43, who lived in the Pecan Street home with the family, on felony obstruction of justice and a false communication count, said Maj. Sid Berthelot, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Celestine was being held in the parish jail in Convent awaiting setting of bail. Because of the potential of additional charges against Celestine, investigators are not releasing further information, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Officials have announced that the body of a missing 12-year-old girl has been found.
The announcement was made during a Sunday afternoon news conference.
Sheriff Willy J. Martin, Jr., said that 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey’s body was found around 10:20 a.m. Sunday at the edge of a cane field in a wooded area. During the news conference Sheriff Willy said that he took Dorsey’s disappearance personally. He also said that he discovered the body himself.
The sheriff did confirm that Talaija’s mother’s fiancé, John Celestine, 43, who had been named a person of interest in the case and was charged with obstruction of justice, has been upgraded to a suspect. He is being held at the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail in Convent, and reportedly has not been cooperating with investigators. Louisiana State Police are working forensics at the scene and hope to uncover evidence within the next couple of days to move the case forward.
Martin said he found the body around 10:20 a.m. Sunday. State Police Lt. Todd Toloudis said Martin was searching for the body alone this morning when he found it.
16 Year Old Ashley Lyon Missing Since 6/11/14 from Valrico, FL … Believed to be With 41 Year Old Registered Sex Offender Steven Patrick Myers (Update: Missing Teen Found with Sex Offender after car chase in Louisiana)
16 year old Ashley Lyon has been missing since Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Valrico, Florida. Lyon was last seen around 4 p.m. on Wednesday at her home on the 4000 block of Water Lark Way in Valrico. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a statewide missing child alert on Saturday afternoon for Ashley Lyon who police believe is in the company of 41 year old registered sex offender, Steven Patrick Myers. Ashley Lyon has been diagnosed as bipolar and is without her medication. Authorities say that they two may be traveling in a 1989, dark-colored, Ford Ranger truck with flames painted on the front and sides with Florida tags CSJM45.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a statewide missing child alert on Saturday afternoon for Ashley Lyon, who has not been seen or heard from since leaving her Valrico home. Lyon has been diagnosed as bipolar and did not take her medications with her.
Deputies said Lyon may be in the company of 41-year-old Steven Patrick Myers, who the sex offender registry indicates moved to Plant City after two convictions on sex charges in Georgia.
Lyon was wearing a black tank top, black gym shorts and black shoes. She has brown eyes and black hair. She weighs 175 pounds and is 5 feet, 6 inches tall.
Myers has brown hair and blue eyes. He weighs 156 pounds and is 5 feet, 11 inches tall.
They might be traveling in a 1989, dark-colored, Ford Ranger truck with flames painted on the front and sides. The tag number is CSJM45.
Ashley’s parents said they recently found out she had been spending time with Myers, who lives in Plant City, but has relatives in their neighborhood.
The Lyons grounded Ashley but she disappeared while her mother Michelle had jury duty and father Roger was at work.
“I returned home from work at approximately 4:30 that afternoon. I heard music on in her room. My assumption was that she was in the room. When my son and I finished barbequing dinner, I said go get your sister, it’s time to eat and at that point he said she’s not in her room,” said Roger Lyon.
The family said she hasn’t been heard from since and her phone is off.
“Quite honestly, we’re not angry at this point,” he said. “We’re terrified. We just want our baby daughter to come home.”
UPDATE II: $5,000 reward offered in missing teen case.
Hillsborough County, Florida – A father is making an emotional plea on this holiday weekend. His 16-year-old daughter has been missing since Wednesday and he is asking for the public’s help in finding her.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to finding Ashley Lyon.
Ashley’s family spent the evening passing out flyers at businesses near their home in Valrico. They also passed fliers out near a gas station in Plant City, where 41-year-old Steven Myers, a two-time sex offender, lives. Ashley’s family believes she is with Meyers.
The parents of a missing Valrico teenager spent Father’s Day distributing fliers to businesses and neighborhoods all over Hillsborough County.
Ashley’s parents say the community and thousands on social media have been helping in the search and they won’t rest until their daughter’s home safe.
“There are so many, I mean, I’ve had my daughter’s teacher call and anything she can do she wants to help. And so many online shares, like the missingcase.com that was posted last night – they already had close to 5,000 shares,” said Michelle Lyon, Ashley’s mother.
“Today isn’t Father’s Day. Today’s Ashley’s day and it will be Father’s Day when I get her back home,” said Roger Lyon, her father.
Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Ashley Lyon is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200, Crimestoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or the FDLE Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse at 888-FL-MISSING.
A truck stop cashier spotted a sex offender and a Florida teen who’d been missing for a week, setting off a 40-mile chase across Louisiana swampland that ended when the man’s truck burst into flames, officials said Thursday.
The Florida man — Steven Myers, 41, of Plant City — and the 16-year-old girl both had stab wounds and were in serious but stable condition, police said. Investigators believe but have not confirmed that Myers stabbed the girl and then himself, said Cpl. Paul Mouton, spokesman for the Lafayette City Police Department.
The missing Tampa Bay area teen found in Louisiana early Thursday was stabbed 10 or 12 times after the registered sex offender she was traveling with “realized he wasn’t getting away” during a high-speed pursuit, a sheriff’s official said.
Ashley Lyon, 16, Valrico was upgraded to serious but stable condition at a Lafayette, La., hospital, police said.
The man she was with, Steven Myers, was also hospitalized after the 40-mile pursuit with law enforcement. He was in serious but stable condition with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds and K-9 bites after confronting officers with a knife, police said.
Sunday, May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day.
National Missing Children’s Day is an annual observation in the United States designed to highlight the problem of child kidnapping and abduction. It is observed on May 25 because that is the date in 1979 that 6 year old Ethan Patz disappeared on his way to school in New York City, NY. National Missing Children’s Day was first observed in 1983 when it was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan.
National Missing Children’s Day is commemorated this Sunday, May 25 and aims to remind the public of the numerous cases of America’s missing children.
The most recent study conducted by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children states, that approximately 800,000 children younger than 18 were reported missing in one year.
National Missing Children’s Day has been commemorated in the United States on May 25, since 1983, when it was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan.
It falls on the same day as the International Missing Children’s Day.
1. Share a poster.
2. Take the Pledge.
3. Like us on Facebook and Twitter.
4. Make sure your wireless AMBER Alerts are activated.
5. Get a free lapel pin and wear it.
6. Change your profile cover photo.
8. Bookmark the anniversaries page.
9. Make a Child ID.
10. Know what to do if you see a missing child.
Key facts from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:
- The most recent, comprehensive national study for the number of missing children estimated in 1999:
- Approximately 800,000 children younger than 18 were reported missing.
- More than 200,000 children were abducted by family members.
- More than 58,000 children were abducted by nonfamily members.
- An estimated 115 children were the victims of “stereotypical” kidnapping. These “stereotypical” kidnappings involved someone the child did not know or was an acquaintance. The child was held overnight, transported 50 miles or more, killed, ransomed or held with the intent to keep the child permanently.
- To find the number of children missing from a specific state or territory contact the state’s Missing Child Clearinghouses.
- The first three hours are the most critical when trying to locate a missing child. The murder of an abducted child is rare, and an estimated 100 cases in which an abducted child is murdered occur in the U.S. each year. A 2006 study indicated that 76.2 percent of abducted children who are killed are dead within three hours of the abduction.
- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 193,705 missing children since it was founded in 1984. Our recovery rate for missing children has grown from 62 percent in 1990 to 97 percent today.
- The AMBER Alert program was created in 1996 and is operated by the U.S. Department of Justice. As of April 2, 2014, 688 children have been successfully recovered as a result of the program. 
- As of Dec. 2013, NCMEC’s toll free, 24 hour call center has received more than 3,899,964 calls since it was created in 1984. Information about missing or exploited children can be reported to the call center by calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
- 93 percent of teens ages 12 to 17 go online.
- Of children five years old and younger who use the Internet, 80 percent use it at least once a week.
- One in 25 children ages 10 to 17 received an online sexual solicitation where the solicitor tried to make offline contact.
- Four percent of cell phone owning teens ages 12 to 17 say they have sent sexually suggestive nude/semi-nude messages to others via text message.
- 15 percent of cell phone owning teens ages 12 to 17 say they have received sexually suggestive nude/semi-nude images of someone they know via text.