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

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

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

Amber Alert Elinor Trotta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VICTIM DESCRIPTION – Kloe Rose Donohoo:

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

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION – Austin Edward Carlin:

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

Amber Alert_Kloe Rose Donohoo

Amber Alert flyer

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

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

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

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

Amber Alert_Kloe Rose Donohoo_suspect Austin Carlin

Amber Alert flyer

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

UPDATE I: Missing Corpus Christi girl found safe.

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

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

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

Missing Child Alert Issued for 15 Year Old Richard “Ricky” Peter Henson Missing Since 2/19/15 in Fort Pierce, FL … #FindRicky (Found Safe in Orlando, FL)

A statewide missing child alert has been issued for 15 year old Richard Peter Henson, who has been missing since Thursday, February 19, 2015 in St. Lucie County, Florida. Henson was last seen around 5 PM in the 4000 block of Greenwood Drive in Fort Pierce on Thursday playing basketball near his home northwest of Sunrise Boulevard and Edwards Road. “Ricky” Henson lives with his guardians, an uncle and his grandmother in Port Pierce. According to the sheriff’s office, his cell phone was found nearby in the grass where he had been playing basketball. The sheriff’s office released a flier which describes Henson as endangered and a victim of a ‘possible abduction.’ The sheriff said, “He literally just vanished from playing basketball.”

Description: Henson has brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has braces. According to the sheriff’s office, he was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green T-shirt and black-and-white Nike sneakers.

Richard Peter Henson was last seen in the 4000 block of Greenwood Drive in Fort Pierce on Thursday.

He vanished at 5 p.m. Thursday after playing basketball down the street from his home, located northwest of Sunrise Boulevard and Edwards Road, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said.

“He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green shirt, and black and white Nike sneakers,” an alert from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said. “He may be carrying a black and white basketball.”

Richard Peter Henson_missing child alert

Missing Child Alert – Richard Peter Henson

Twitter –  #FindRicky.

UPDATE I: Press Conference Friday night, Sheriff Ken Mascara said the search continues for missing 15-year-old Ricky Henson.

Sheriff Ken Mascara said that “Ricky” Peter Henson uncharacteristically left his cell phone near where he was playing basketball. Sheriff Mascara stated that CART has been issued, Child Abduction Response Team. Specialized assistance from FTLE has also been requested with regards to analyzing Ricky’s phone.  Sheriff Ken Mascara said, “He literally just vanished from playing basketball.”

Sheriff Ken Mascara stated that one of the main focus of police were interviewing the sexual predators that live in the area. Within a 2 mile radius there are approximately 60 sexual predators.

Here is a list of known sexual predators in the zip code area.

Richard Peter Henson_presser

Click HERE to watch VIDEO from WPTV, Channel 5

Anyone with information is urged to call the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office at 772-465-5770, 772-462-3230 or 911.

UPDATE I: Missing Fort Pierce teen found safe in Orlando.

Richard “Ricky” Peter Henson has been found safe and returned to his guardians in Fort Pierce, FL.

The St. Lucie Sheriff Office said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in conjunction with Sheriff Ken Mascara has found the missing 15-year-old teen Richard “Ricky” Henson safe in Orlando.

St. Lucie sheriff: Teen lured to Orlando by social media “friend”.

Ricky Henson was lured to a northern Orlando apartment of a “college student” he met on social media, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara says at a evening press conference.

The 15-year-old was not harmed but wanted to come home. Neither Mascara nor the lead Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent would identify the student. While saying he wasn’t a registered sexual offender or predator, Mascara said he believes the student was up to no good.

Mascara credited FDLE with tracing social media and finding the address for the man, who is being interviewed by agents but has not been arrested. After communicating with Henson on social media, the man on Thursday found the youth playing basketball, enticed him into his car and drove him to Orlando.

‘See No Evil’ … Investigation Discovery Channel Premieres Tonight with Episode on the 2007 Abduction & Murder of Overland Park Teenager Kelsey Smith (VIDEO)

NEW TRUE CRIME SHOW SPOTLIGHTS THE  2007 ABDUCTION AND MURDER OF OVERLAND PARK TEEN KELSEY SMITH …

As reported at the Kansas City Star, comes a new true crime show that premiered tonight with an episode of an abduction and murder that we covered in 2007, the disappearance and death of  Overland Park, Kansas teen Kelsey Smith. Edwin R. Hall was later charged with the 1st degree murder and aggravated kidnapping in the murder of 18 year old Kelsey Smith. Hall would later plead guilty to the kidnapping, raping, sodomizing and murder of Kelsey Smith. How fitting the true crime episodes name is ‘See No Evil’ as discussed here on Scared Monkeys.

Kelsey Smith

Kelsey Smith – Rest in Peace

A new true crime show premieres Tuesday night with an episode centered on the abduction and murder of Overland Park teenager Kelsey Smith.

“See No Evil,” which focuses on surveillance video footage that helps solve crimes, premiers at 9 p.m. on the Investigation Discovery channel.

Kelsey Smith went shopping on June 2, 2007, at a Target store in Overland Park. She never made it home. She was found dead four days later in Jackson County.

Investigation Discovery.com

Looks like an interesting new show. Check it out.

Only the Camera Knows the Truth

It Looked Like An Ordinary Shopping Trip

Jesse Matthew Jr. Will Be Charged With Murder in the Death of UVA Student Hannah Graham (Albermarle County PD & Prosecutor Press Conference at 11 AM)

JESSE MATTHEWS CHARGED WITH MURDER …

According to many news outlets, Jesse Matthews Jr. will been charged with first degree murder in the death of 18 year old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Matthews was arrested in September 2014 and has already been charged with abduction with the intent to defile in the case of Hannah Graham. The 18 year old UVA coed went missing on 9/13/14 in in Charlottesville, Virginia. Matthew is also charged in connection to a rape case in Fairfax  and police have forensic evidence that links Matthews to the 2009 disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Two independent sources tell NBC29 that Jesse Matthew has been charged with the first-degree murder of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

The Albemarle County Police Department and the Commonwealth’s Attorney have scheduled a press conference to be held Tuesday morning to announce updates to the Matthew case.

The Albermarle County Police Department and the county prosecutor are scheduled to hold an 11 a.m. ET news conference to discuss the case.

You can watch the press conference HERE.

The Albemarle County Police Department and the Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney will be hosting a press conference on Tuesday, February 10th at 11 am. The press conference will be in Room A of the County Office Building located at 1600 5th Street, Charlottesville, Virginia.

We will be providing an update in the Jesse Matthew case.

Albemarle County Police Chief, Colonel Steve Sellers and Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Denise Lunsford will be speaking at the press conference.

Jesse Matthews Jr., suspect in Hannah Graham disappearance could be linked to 10 violent crimes against women in Virginia since 2002.

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

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

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

Alexis Ann Deas2

SLED INFORMATION:

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

MISSING CHILD

Alexis Ann Deas

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

SUSPECT INFORMATION:

Harland Donnell Melton

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

VEHICLE INFORMATION:

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

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

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

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

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

Its Been 13 Years Since 19 Year Old Rachel Cooke Went Missing on January 10, 2002 in North Lake Area, Georgetown, Texas

It is hard to believe that 19 year old Rachel Cooke has been missing for 13 years.

19 year old Rachel Cooke went missing on January 10. 2002 as she went for a morning run in the Northlake subdivision, Northwest of Georgetown, TX. The college student was home for the holidays and went on a morning run and was never seen or heard from again. Through the years so many searches have taken place and still no answers to what happened to Rachel.  13 years later, Rachel is still missing. Saturday marked the 13 years since Rachel went missing as family and friends gathered outside of Georgetown high school to remember Rachel Cooke. A tree was dedicated to Rachel Cooke in her honor in 2003. Her mother, Janet Cooke, hung a home made ornament from the tree and family and friends laid pink carnations at the foot of the tree.

RACHEL_COOKE

With every year that passes, this tree gets a little bit stronger.”Rachel can’t be here but that tree is still here and it’s healthy,” says Janet Cooke, mother.

This is enough hope for Janet Cooke to keep going. “It’s something tangible. She loved to climb trees; she loved the outdoors. You know, it’s a good way to remember her and it’s here on school property,” says Cooke. She planted the memorial tree at Georgetown High School in honor of her 19-year-old daughter Rachel, who went missing on January 10, 2002.

She had went for a morning run in the Northlake subdivision, Northwest of Georgetown. It was between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. that she was last seen, just two-hundred yards away from her parents’ home. “When Rachel was taken, this community was very close. It was a very small, close community and those first few weeks, thousands of people that I didn’t even know…the people I worked with, the people that knew Rachel, they were all out there. It didn’t matter, there were people who didn’t even know her out here looking. This is some place they can come to say hello,” says Cooke.

13 years later, Janet is still searching for answers. She continues to work with detectives to find out the truth behind Rachel’s disappearance. As time goes on, she says it gets harder and harder because there is no new information. “Keep her in your mind, because whoever did this is still out there. It’s not over until it’s over. I want answers and I want closure. I think the rest of the people that knew Rachel want the same,” says Cooke.
Janet is hoping one day she can change the tree’s plaque from missing to found.

Rachel Cooke2

Click HERE or on PIC to watch VIDEO

Bring Rachel Home.

Sadly, Rachel’s father, Robert Cooke, passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 after battling a long-term illness. Robert never stopped looking for answers until the day he died and ironically maybe he finally found the answers he searched for upon his death. Personally, I never knew Rachel Cooke, but I did know her dad. I had the privilege of getting to know Robert and through him Rachel and what happened that terrible January day in 2002. I roomed with Robert Cooke in Aruba while searching for Natalee Holloway in 2005. We got to talk about many things, including his never ending pursuit to finding answers as to what happened to his daughter.

Now that task falls on to others as they will never stop searching for answers a to what happened to Rachel Cooke.

If anyone has any information about Rachel’s disappearance, please call the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office at 512-943-1300 or Williamson County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-253-7867.

3 Week Old Eliza Delacruz Missing Since 1/3/15 in Long Beach, CA … Infant Abducted After Her Parents & Uncle Were Shot (Update: Infant Found Dead in Dumpster)

3 week old Eliza Delacruz has been missing since Saturday, January 3, 2015 in Long Beach, California. Police found two men and one woman with gunshot wounds inside the home in the 100 block of 51st Street (MAP) at about 5:53 PM. Detectives believe the baby, Eliza Delacruz, may have been taken by a man suspected in the shooting. No amber alert has been issued as of 10 p.m. Saturday, and investigators are waiting to interview the three shooting victims. All three shooting victims were taken to a hospital where they were each listed in critical but stable condition.

VIDEO – KTLA

Eliza Delacruz

Police found two men and one woman inside, who had all been shot. They were later identified as the baby’s mother and father, along with a brother of the father.

Eliza Delacruz, a 3-week-old girl weighing 10 pounds, was missing from that same home, police said.

Detectives believe a man may have taken her and run away, and the department is searching urgently for her her.

They don’t know if the suspect knew the victims and have not determined a motive for the shooting.

UPDATE I: Long Beach police say shootings, baby kidnapping not random violence.

Long Beach police searching for an infant abducted after members of her family were shot said on Sunday that they do not believe the incident was a random act of violence.

“Although little is known about the suspect, detectives do not believe the shooting was a random act of violence,” the Long Beach Police Department said in a statement issued Sunday afternoon.

“The preliminary investigation leads detectives to believe an adult male suspect fled with the infant immediately after the shooting occurred,” the statement continued.

UPDATE II: Infant Found Dead in Dumpster.

Homicide detectives from Long Beach have confirmed the body of a baby found in Imperial Beach is that of a missing 3-week-old girl.

Around 1:25 p.m. Sunday, a man searching a dumpster at a shopping center in Imperial Beach found the body of a baby inside a trash bag.

The baby found dead was described as a female infant, and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reached out to Long Beach authorities.

“This is a horrific crime,” said Lt. Lloyd Cox of the Long Beach department.

If anyone has any information rgarding the missing infant, please call the LBPD Communications Center at 562-435-6711.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIPLA plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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

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

Alexandra DeLong_amber alert

Alexandria Delong

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AMBER ALERT: 5 Year Old Kenneth White Missing Since 12/18/14 in Berne, NY (Update: Boys Body Found 12/19/14) (Update: 19 Year Old Tiffany Van Alstyne Charged and Arrested in Boys Death)

ARREST MADE IN CASE OF MURDERED 5 YEAR OLD KENNETH WHITE …

On Thursday, December 18, 2014  the Albany County Sheriff’s Office activated the New York State AMBER Alert for missing 5 year old Kenneth White and began investigating the child’s abduction that occurred on Thatcher Park Road, in Berne, New York, at about 1:20 p.m. According to initial accounts, Kenneth White was being watched by the 19-year-old daughter of his legal guardians when the two men entered the house, pinned the woman to the floor and took the child.

Kenneth White

Two suspects forced entry into a home and abducted a 5-year-old boy, police said.

They fled the scene in an unknown make, 2-door black pickup truck with an unknown license plate. The truck was last seen traveling on Thatcher Park Road, police said.

The child is identified as Kenneth White. He is described as a white male with short, brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 3 feet 5 inches and weighs about 45 pounds.

Kenneth was last seen wearing jeans and a checkered white short-sleeve shirt.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall. The suspect was last seen wearing black clothing, including a ski mask, black boots and black gloves.

There was a second suspect, unknown race, wearing similar clothing.

Anyone with any information on this abduction is asked to call the Albany County Sheriff’s Office at 866-NYS-AMBER or dial 911 to provide information on a report or sighting.

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

The Amber Alert for Kenneth White, the 5-year-old boy abducted from his Albany-area home Thursday afternoon, has been cancelled after the boy was found dead, state police announced.

The Amber Alert was canceled at 11:46 p.m. Thursday. A police K-9 unit found White’s body near the trailer he was abducted from, WNYT in Albany reported.

Apple told the Times Union that authorities have a “person of interest” in White’s death. His death is being considered a homicide, CBS 6 in Albany reported.

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

An arrest has been made in the death of 5 year old Kenneth White; however, it is not who or what was initially expected. It turns out the initial account by the 19 year old babysitter was a hoax. Tiffany Van Alstyne, the boys cousin, has been charged with second degree murder. She was arraigned today and plead not guilty. She is being held without bail.

Tiffany Van Alstyne

Tiffany Van Alstyne

Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old woman in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy who police say was falsely reported to have been abducted from a home in upstate New York.

Tiffany Van Alstyne is charged in the death of Kenneth White, who authorities say was strangled and also suffered blunt force trauma to the head, reports CBS affiliate WRGB. The accused is a cousin of the victim. VanAlstyne’s parents have been the legal guardians of Kenneth, his twin sister and a 4-year-old sister since September.

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

Police began to question Van Alstyne – the daughter of Kenneth’s legal guardians. As cops interviewed Van Alstyne, they say her story began to fall apart. “Reports of the masked men and the black truck, those are false,” Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple told reporters on Friday morning. “We caught some contradictions in two different statements that were taken, so a few flags had popped. It’s a horrific case. We lost a 5-year-old child, a senseless death, who left behind a twin sister and a 4-year-old sister.”

Police believe that Van Alstyne killed White in the house and dumped him outside. “He was basically thrown away like a piece of trash,” said Sheriff Apple. “It is sinful and it is sad.”

On Friday, police charged Van Alstyne with second-degree murder as her mother, Brenda Van Alstyne, looked on. During the arraignment, Brenda Van Alstyne said that her daughter suffers from bi-polar disorder, The Times Union reported. Tiffany Van Alstyne pleaded not guilty and was sent to the county jail with no bond.

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