Amber Alert Issued for 2 Year Old Myra Lewis Missing Since 3/1/14 in Camden, MS (Update: Case Now Considered an Abduction)(Update: FBI Joins Search)
An Amber Alert has been issued in Madison County for 2 year old Myra Lewis who has been missing since around 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014. Myra Lewis was last seen at her parents’ home on Mount Pilgrim Road in Camden, Mississippi. As per WLBT, Ericka Lewis, the child’s mother, said she last saw Myra when leaving to go to the grocery store. Myra and her sister were outside playing, and Ericka Lewis told them to go inside. She saw her walk back into the house with her sister, where the children’s father was. The missing toddler’s mother and father have been questioned about the disappearance, but authorities state that is standard procedure and they are not considered suspects or persons-of-interest.
- Lewis described the toddler as 34″ tall and weighs about 25 pounds.
- Lewis said the little girl was last seen wearing a turquoise sweater with a black bear on the front and khaki pants with pink shinny shoes (tennis) with glitter on them.
- Lewis said sometimes little Myra sucks her thumb upside down.
The following is the AMBER ALERT from the Mississippi Highway Patrol:
THE MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY PATROL IS ISSUING AN AMBER ALERT FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD MYRA LEWIS. SHE WAS LAST SEEN SATURDAY MORNING JUST AFTER 11 AT HER HOME IN CAMDEN IN NORTHERN MADISON COUNTY. SHE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A TURQUOISE SWEATER WITH A BEAR ON THE FRONT, OFF-WHITE OR KHAKI PANTS AND PINK TENNIS SHOES. SHE IS DESCRIBED AS 34 INCHES TALL, WEIGHING 27 POUNDS. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF MYRA LEWIS, CALL 855-642-5378.
Sunday evening the Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for two-year-old Myra Lewis of Camden.
Multiple agencies are searching for a missing two-year-old, who went missing Saturday morning.
Metro One is assisting in the search for the missing toddler.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Madison and Ridgeland police and fire departments, Rankin County, Hinds County and Rankin and Madison Emergency Management are all cooperating in the search.
We are being told that the missing Madison County toddler case is now being treated as an abduction.
On Sunday evening the Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for two-year-old Myra Lewis of Camden.
Multiple agencies were searching for the missing 2-year-old, who was last seen Saturday morning.
Metro One was also assisting in the search for the missing toddler on Sunday.
The search was called off Monday after the case classification changed.
The FBI has joined the search for a missing Madison County toddler, and authorities say they’re still not sure what happened to her.
Police began looking for 2-year-old Myra Lewis on Saturday afternoon after family members realized she was missing. She may have been gone from her rural Camden home for hours by that time.
“Until we can prove or disprove one or the other, we’ve still got to consider every possibility. She may have wandered off or been abducted, we just don’t know what (happened) at this point,” he said.
If you have any information on Myra’s whereabouts, please call 855-642-5378.
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.
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.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
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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.
Finally After 25 Years, Michael Taylor Executed in Missouri for the 1989 Kidnap, Rape & Murder of 15 Year Old Ann Harrison in Kansas City
IT’S ABOUT TIME … GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH!
47 year old Michael Taylor was finally put to death and pronounced dead Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12: 10 a.m. at the state prison in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Taylor was executed for the 1989 rape and murder of 15 year old Ann Harrison, as the Kansas City teen waited for the school bus. 1989!!! Are you kidding that it took 25 years for the appeals process to run their course before this rapist/murder was given the death penalty? UNREAL! There is some thing serious wrong with a legal system that takes a quarter of a century to provide justice. Isn’t it amazing, sickening, that we have a system that is more concerned with how the convicted murderers die than the victim?
Om March 22, 1989 Michael Taylor and Roderick Nunley abducted Ann Harrison as she waited for the school bus in her driveway, pulled her into a stolen car, took her to a home, raped her and then fatally stabbed Harrison as she pleaded for her life. Roderick Nunley has also been sentenced to death.
A Missouri inmate was executed early Wednesday for abducting, raping and killing a Kansas City teenager as she waited for her school bus in 1989, marking the state’s fourth lethal injection in as many months.
Michael Taylor, 47, was pronounced dead at 12: 10 a.m. at the state prison in Bonne Terre. Federal courts and the governor had refused last-minute appeals from his attorneys, who argued that the execution drug purchased from a compounding pharmacy could have caused Taylor inhuman pain and suffering.
Taylor offered no final statement, though he mouthed silent words to his parents, clergymen and other relatives who witnessed his death. As the process began, he took two deep breaths before closing his eyes for the last time. There were no obvious signs of distress.
“Ann was a very loving, caring, innocent young girl. She loved her sports, she loved her music, most of all she loved her family,” her uncle Paul Harrison said.
With the killers still making headlines, the hurt is still there for the family.
“It just brings back a lot of bad memories. It’s also justice being served,” Paul said.
Of course Michael Taylor’s defense attorneys questioned the execution drug purchased from a compounding pharmacy that could have caused Taylor inhuman pain and suffering and looked for a stay. Thankfully, U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips and the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied several petitions on Tuesday night for a last minute stay or further judicial review and fustice was finally served after 25 years. However, the best rebuttal to that ridiculous comment came from Pete Edlund, the retired Kansas City police detective who led the investigation into the teenager’s death who said, “Cruel and unusual punishment would be if we killed them the same way they killed Annie Harrison. Get a damn rope, string them up, put them in the gas chamber. Whatever it takes.”
The rest of the city may remember her as the girl kidnapped from in front of her house while waiting for the school bus.
But to her friends, who have grown into women with careers and children of their own, she is forever in their thoughts as that smiling, pretty, brown-haired girl who loved softball and music.
“Ann deserves to be remembered for the wonderful spirit that she was, and continues to be, for her family, friends and community,” said Tina Thomasee.
Next month, on the anniversary of her death, friends are planning a ceremony to commemorate her life.
Barrett and Ann shared classes. They played on the same softball team, coached by Ann’s father, and they were bandmates. Ann played the flute, and Barrett wonders if Ann would have pursued a career in music.
“She loved playing the flute,” Barrett said. “She was really good.”
Ann’s death was a life-altering event for Barrett and other children who knew her.
“It just wasn’t in my realm of possibility at that age,” she said.
Previously, they rode their bikes around the neighborhood and walked everywhere without worry.
“After that, no more,” she said. “It changed the way I think of the world.”
Amber Alert Issued for 15 Year Old Nomei Velazquez Missing Since 2/24/14 in Nacogdoches, TX … Abducted by Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz (Update: Nomei Velazquez, Suspect Arrested)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 15 year old Nomei Velazquez, who has been missing since February 24, 2014 in Nacogdoches, Texas. The sheriff’s office reported that Velazquez went missing Monday after being last seen leaving school on foot. She reportedly didn’t return home. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office issued the alert as authorities believe that Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz is suspected of abducting Velazquez and might be traveling northbound on I-35. They could be be traveling in a 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat with Texas plate: DF7T507.
Left to Right, Nomei Velazquez Juan - Fabian Arenas Delacruz
Velazquez is 4 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, glasses and was carrying a brown purse. She also goes by the nickname ‘Mimi.’
The man suspected of taking her is Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz. He may be traveling in a 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat with Texas plate: DF7T507. He’s described as 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He also has facial hair.
UPDATE I: Someone reported seeing the vehicle in the Kansas City area at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Another citizen reported seeing the car around 5:15 Wednesday morning between Ottawa and Emporia, Kan.
Anyone with information about them should call 911 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 800-572-7463.
A Texas teenager who Tuesday night was the subject of an Amber Alert in Kansas was found safe late Wednesday afternoon in Lubbock, Texas after her suspected abductor was placed into custody on the campus of Texas Tech University, authorities said via social media.
Officials on Wednesday morning canceled the Amber Alert in Kansas for Nomei Velazquez, 15, after learning a cellphone ping that placed her near Lenexa was read incorrectly.
She later was located in Lubbock after authorities took her suspected abductor, Fabian Arenas Delacruz, 28, into custody, according to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office page on Facebook. Delacruz was found working at a job site on the campus of Texas Tech. Authorities shortly afterward tracked down Velazquez, who was in a nearby motel room, and deemed her to be safe.
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
THE KIDNAPPING CHILDREN EXPERIMENT … Fousey Tube Social Experiment Tests How People will People Would React to a Possible Child Kidnapping (VIDEO)
STOP THE APATHY AMERICA, GET INVOLVED AND HELP IF THE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ITSELF …
Fousey Tube does a rather interesting and important video social experiment on how people would react to a possible child kidnapping an abduction. Needless to say, some of the results were troubling. While some people stepped in and protected the child, one woman even pepper-sprayed the would be child predator, sadly many others were just apathetic and literally did nothing. FOLKS, if we do not step in and help a child in trouble, who will you help? It does not take much to just question what is happening. Any parent who you might question would respect the fact that you were concerned.
I have to say though that as much as a I respect what they are doing at Fousey Tube, some of it is a bit dangerous. Depending on where you were or who you came in contact with, one never knows if during this experiment the individual that is approached could be legally carrying a gun and would draw it thinking that there was a possible child kidnapping taking place … present company included.
If you have never watched the social experiments they do on the video web site, I would strongly suggest you take a look.
Amber Alert Issued for Missing Everett, WA Newborn “Baby Doe” … Authorities Looking for Baby’s Mother, 31 Year Old Roshell Marie Turner
An AMBER ALERT has been issued Thursday night in the state of Washington for a missing new born baby, the police are referring to as “Baby Doe”. The police are looking for the child’s mother, 31-year-old Roshell Marie Turner, who gave birth on January 27, 2014. Authorities say that Roshell Turner is a heavy methamphetamine user, and her child has potentially severe medical issues due to the drug use. Turner may be with a Hispanic male known as “Guero.” Also, the police are also trying to track down a woman named Marylee Cavin, who they believe may be hiding Turner and the child. Turner could be in the Casino Road area in Everett and or within Snohomish County, WA.
Baby Doe (left) – Old Roshell Marie Turner (right)
Police are also looking for the baby’s mother, 31-year-old Roshell Marie Turner. She gave birth to the baby on January 27th.
Child Protective Services believe the baby is in danger because of health issues police say may be related to Turner’s drug use.
Police say Turner could be in the Casino Road area of Everett.
Turner is described as a white, 5’5″ tall, 190 pound woman with brown eyes and black, mid-length hair. She has a rose tattoo on her upper right shoulder.
If you know anything about this, please call 911 or Everett Police at 425-407-3970.
Carly Scott, 27 Years Old & 5 Months Pregnant Has Been Missing Since 2/9/14 in Maui, Hawaii (Update: Carly’s Dog & Vehicle Found Burned)(Update: Missing Woman’s Clothes Found)
27 year old Carly Scott has been missing since Sunday, February 9, 2014 in Maui, Hawaii. Carly Scott is 5 months pregnant. Scott was last seen Sunday night at her sister’s house in Haiku. According to reports, Carly Scott got a call from her ex-boyfriend on Sunday night saying he needed help after his car had stalled and needed help near mile marker 20 on Hana highway. Search efforts have focused on Hana highway between mile marker 20 and in between mile markers 27 and 29. Also, Carly’s dog, who was with her Sunday night, was found at the Nahiku market place on Monday.
Police say Carly Scott was last seen Sunday night at her sister’s house in Haiku. The 27-year-old is five months pregnant, has red shoulder length hair, green eyes and is about 5-foot-10.
Carly’s dog, who was with her Sunday night, was found at the Nahiku market place on Monday. That’s where today’s search began.
“Anybody who goes out there, please wear bright clothing. Don’t be on Hana Highway walking. Carly would not thank any of us for getting hurt on her account,” said Kimberlyn Scott, Carly’ mother.
Kimberlyn says her daughter got a call from her ex-boyfriend Sunday night saying he needed help after his car stalled near mile marker 20 of Hana highway.
She was last seen in a silver colored 1997 Toyota 4Runner with Hawaii plates MDE-889.
Carly Scott (left) – ex-boyfriend Steven Capobianco (right)
Carly Scott’s vehicle was found Wednesday night at the top of Jaws surf break on the North Shore. Scott’s mother, Kimberly said, “They said that on a hunch because of where Steven lives, they decided to go down there and look and they found her car.” This is not looking good and all eyes have to be focused on the ex-boy friend at this point. He was the last person to see Carly and his account of what happened do not seem to jive with locations of Carly’s dog and vehicle being found.
Friends, who say they were “searching on a hunch”, discovered the car of a missing woman on Maui this evening, but still no sign of five-month pregnant Carly Scott.
It’s now been 72-hours since family members or friends have seen or heard from Charly, as those close to her call her.
Friends tell Hawaii News Now they discovered her car at the top of Jaws surf break just after 6 p.m. Wednesday night.
“They said that on a hunch because of where Steven lives, they decided to go down there and look and they found her car,” described Scott’s mother, Kimberly.
Steven is Scott’s ex-boyfriend, who family members describe as estranged and the father of her unborn baby.
According to her ex-boyfriend, that’s where she drove to help him after his car broke down Sunday. He reported to police she was following him back to Haiku — but all of a sudden, she was gone. Scott’s car was found 20 miles in the opposite direction.
The search for a missing Maui woman who is five months pregnant continues Thursday. In a phone interview Thursday morning on Hawaii News Now Sunrise, Carly Scott’s mother Kimberlyn said her daughter’s car was found, “on its side and part of it was burned.” Today’s search will focus on the stretch of road from Keanae to Haiku.
UPDATE III: Breaking: Clothes of missing pregnant woman found.
More very bad news in the search for missing 27 year old Carly Scott. The missing woman’s clothes has been found near the Hana highway where Carly’s dog was found. So far no body has been found. Carly’s ex-boyfriend and the father of her unborn baby, 24 year Steven old Steven Capobianco, has not been charged and is not a suspect. YET! The ex-boyfriend has been questioned by the police and took a lie detectors test, that authorities say he failed.
So let’s get the story straight here that the ex is telling … Steven Capobianco calls up his estranged girlfriend who is 5 months pregnant with his child to help him because his car broke down. Carly drives to help him. So what was wrong with his car? Is Carly the 2010′s version of Marisa Tomei, Mona Lisa Vito, from ‘My Cousin Vinny’? How exactly did she help him with his broken down car? One would think that all she could do is drive him back home or to a gas station so that he could call a tow truck. But no, Steven Capobianco says that she was following him in her car and because he drives faster, she was out of site. He never called her or texted her to see if she was ok. WHO DOES THIS? So this guy called her to help him and he didn’t have the where with all to make sure she and his unborn child was ok.
Sorry, does not pass the smell test.
Charli Scott’s sister found clothes that she says Charli was wearing when she disappeared Sunday night.
Sources tell Hawaii News Now, the sister found the items while searching the area around the Hana Highway. The family called police Thursday evening and were apparently told them to stay there with the items until a detective arrived. But the sister instead drove the items to the police station in Kahului where the clothes and blanket are being processed.
This comes one day after Charli’s SUV was found torched near Jaws surf break.
Pic – screen grab from Hawaii News Now Video above
A private search party was looking for a missing pregnant Hawaii woman whose SUV was found torched two days earlier in a rural area.
The search continued Friday for Scott, who is five months pregnant.
Maui police said someone in the search party found “possible evidence” Thursday. But police aren’t revealing what was found. They’re asking searchers who find possible clues not to touch or move them.
For Updates, provide your own opinions and analysis and to read others, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Carly Scott.
If anyone has any information on this missing woman case is asked to call Maui Police at 808-270-6516.
Could There Finally Be a Break in the 1975 Case if Missing 12 Year Old Sheila Lyon & 10 Year Old Sister Kate Lyon … Looking at Convicted Sex Offender Lloyd Lee Welch Jr
Could there finally be a break in the 40 year old missing persons case of sisters Sheila and Katherine Lyon?
Twelve year old Sheila Lyon and her 10 year old sister Katherine went missing March 25, 1975 while walking home from Wheaton Plaza in Kensington, Maryland. 40 years ago, several witnesses, including the girls’ older brother, saw the two girls inside the shopping mall before their disappearance. An extensive search and investigation ensued, but the two girls were never found nor heard from and no one had ever been charged in the case. Now after all this time, the police belive they may finally have a break in the case. Authorities have identified a “person of interest in the 40 year old Lyon’s missing person’s case … he is 57 year old Lloyd Lee Welch, an already convicted sex offender.
Person of Interest, Convicted Sex Offender Lloyd Lee Welch Jr.
Pic – (Montgomery County police)
Welch traveled extensively throughout the United States from the 1970s through the mid-90s, authorities said. He worked as a ride operator for a carnival company, which often set up at malls. He has a criminal history that includes arrests in several different states for sexual offenses against young girls, according to the station.
The two little girls vanished nearly 40 years ago, their disappearance long faded from the public consciousness, their names etched in a stone marker their hope-sapped parents placed in a local cemetery.
But Maryland police have been tenacious about solving this cold case. And on Tuesday they breathed new life into it, when they announced a possible breakthrough.
Convicted sex offender Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., 57, who’s been serving a prison sentence in Delaware since 1997, was near Sheila and Katherine Lyon on that March day in 1975 when they went missing, Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger told reporters Tuesday.
Welch was at a plaza that was among the last places that the two girls were seen alive, and he was observed paying attention to the sisters, Manger said. He declined to state how police obtained this lead.
Old case file documents show that a young girl who was with the Lyon sisters that afternoon had described a man who followed the three of them that day. Police developed a sketch partly based on that description, they said. It resembles a mug shot taken of Welch a few years later — in 1977 — when he was arrested in a burglary case in Montgomery.
Welch went on to assault girls in South Carolina and Delaware, where he is in prison, police said. The details of the Delaware case are not clear, but court papers show that he pleaded guilty in 1998 to several sex offenses. Officials said he is due to be set free in 2027 but has asked for early release. The Board of Pardons has scheduled a hearing for July.
Welch’s niece, Debbie Roe, 38, of Dover, Del., said she is the only member of the family who is in regular contact with him. She said she has written letters on and off to him for the past 13 years during his incarceration. She described him as “sweet” and said he is excited when she visits him in prison.
She said that Welch has denied involvement in the disappearance of the Lyon girls but told her that he was at Wheaton Plaza that day.
For more updates, provide your opinions and analysis and read others, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Sheila and Katherine Lyon.
Authorities are seeking the public’s help to learn more about Welch. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 1-800-CALL-FBI, or they can submit a tip online at http://tips.fbi.gov.
Democrats Courting the Felony Vote … Atty Gen. Eric Holder Urges States to Lift Bans on Felons’ Voting
Obama administration looks to get the “felon” vote …
Hmm, do you think those that would abduct and abuse a child the right to vote? Do you think child rapists should have the right to vote? Do you think that child murderers should have the right to vote? Do you think individuals who would partake in the human and sex trafficking of minors and adults should have the right to vote? Do you think an individual that would physically assault a woman, rape and molest a woman and murder a woman the right to vote? Barack Obama’s AG Eric Holder does. So who really has a war on woman and children?
Why would anyone want a man like convicted child rapist Eric Bradley or anyone like him who had the ability to be paroled, a commuted sentence or serving time the right yo vote ever!!!
Convicted Child rapist Eric Bradly
Imagine this, Attorney General Eric Holder is urging states to lift bans on laws that make it illegal for felons to vote. Of course this has nothing to do with the studies that show that felons who have been denied the right to vote were far more likely to have voted for Democrats than for Republicans. Of course Holder has no authority to change such law as this is a State’s right to pass their own voting laws, but far be it from the Obama administration to over-extend their Constitutional authority. This request by Holder is most likely a non-starter and going nowhere, but that will not stop Holder and the Obama administration to use another issue to be divisive along racial lines. This is just more gutter politics from the Obama administration looking to scrape up any vote they can from the bottom of the barrel.
Really? We do not have voter ID laws in the United States to make sure that there is not voter fraud going on in elections, but instead Eric Holder wants to allow felons to vote after they have served their sentence. Truth be told, he probably would not care if they had the right to vote while they were serving time in prison. Its an Obama world.
Hmm, Holder wants felons to vote but thought the above NBPP thugs did nothing wrong with voter intimidation
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. called Tuesday for the repeal of laws that prohibit millions of felons from voting, underscoring the Obama administration’s determination to elevate issues of criminal justice and race in the president’s second term and create a lasting civil rights legacy.
In a speech at Georgetown University, Mr. Holder described today’s prohibitions — which in some cases bar those convicted from voting for life — as a vestige of the racist policies of the South after the Civil War, when states used the criminal justice system to keep blacks from fully participating in society.
“Those swept up in this system too often had their rights rescinded, their dignity diminished, and the full measure of their citizenship revoked for the rest of their lives,” Mr. Holder said. “They could not vote.”
Mr. Holder has no authority to enact the changes he called for, given that states establish the rules under which people can vote. And state Republican leaders made clear that Mr. Holder’s remarks, made to a receptive audience at a civil rights conference, would not move them.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday urged states to repeal laws that prohibit felons from voting, a move that would restore the right to vote to millions of people.
The call was mostly symbolic — Mr. Holder has no authority to enact these changes himself — but it marked the attorney general’s latest effort to eliminate laws that he says disproportionately keep minorities from the polls. “It is unwise, it is unjust, and it is not in keeping with our democratic values,” Mr. Holder said at civil rights conference at Georgetown University. These laws deserve to be not only reconsidered, but repealed.”
African-Americans represent more than a third of the estimated 5.8 million people who are prohibited from voting, according to the Sentencing Project, a research group that favors more liberal sentencing policies. And in Florida, Kentucky, and Virginia, more than one in five African-Americans has lost the right to vote.