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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- MAKE : Nissan MODEL: Maxima YEAR: 1999
- COLOR: Black TAG#: IUF 593 STATE: SC
- DIRECTION OF TRAVEL: Possibly traveling to Texas
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Gregory Graf, the Man Accused of Killing his Stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett, Videotaped Himself having Sex with Her Corpse (Necrophilia)
OH DEAR GOD, Just when you though humanity could not sink any lower … HELL HAS A NEW FUTURE MEMBER.
53 year old Gregory Graff had previously been arrested and charged with murdering his step daughter, Jessica Padgett. The police stated that Graf shot Jessica Padgett to death in what appears to be a sexual assault. Just when you thought this crime could not get any worse, it did. According to Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, Gregory Graf videotaped himself having sex with his stepdaughter’s corpse. That is correct, this sick SOB killed 33 year old Jessica Padgett, a mother of three, so that he could have sex with her corpse. What is going on in this world? Jessica Padgett had been missing since November 21 when she was last seen her job at the Duck Duck Goose Child Care center. Her body was found on the property of Gregory Graf.
They walk among us.
Since Graf has such a perverse fascination with death, I think we should send him there.
The man accused of killing his stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett, videotaped himself having sex with her corpse, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Friday.
He said the video confirmed what Gregory R. Graf told investigators on the day he was charged with homicide last month: that he wanted to have sex with Padgett, and that he did so after she was dead.
Morganelli said he had concluded Graf killed Padgett in order to have sex with her body.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States, the criteria for necrophilia are the presence, over a period of at least six months, of recurrent and intense urges and sexually arousing fantasies involving corpses that are either acted upon or have been markedly distressing.
The condition is not curable, Berlin said, but can be managed with a combination of sexual appetite suppressing medication and therapy.
Morganelli disclosed on Friday that Graf allegedly made a video of himself engaged in several sex acts with Padgett’s body, saying it was clear from the images that she was dead.
Amber Alert Issued For 4 Year Old Victoria Sierra Abducted by Non-Custodial Mother Lavondy Sierra in Lame Deer, MT (Update: Child and Non-custodial Mother Located in Bozeman)
An AMBER ALERT was issued on November 12, 2014 for 4 year old Victoria Sierra, a Native American female child, who was abducted by her non-custodial mother Lavondy Sierra. The abduction took place in Lame Deer, Idaho. Authorities believe they could possibly be in the Bozeman or Billings area.
Lavondy Sierra is a 32-year-old Native American female, 5 ft. 7 in. tall, 250 lbs., brown eyes, brown hair, and is a know drug user. Lavondy was last seen driving a maroon 1989 Plymouth Voyager van with fake Idaho license plates. They are could possibly be in the Bozeman or Billings area.
If you have any information, call Northern Cheyenne Law Enforcement at 406-477-6288.
According to officials, the abducted child and her non-custodial mother have been located in Bozeman.
The woman wanted by law enforcement this weekend in connection with a missing/endangered child incident called the Bozeman Police Department early Saturday morning, telling police she was in Bozeman with the child.
Officers met with the woman and the child and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Bozeman Police Department believes the incident was a custody dispute. It’s unknown if the child is still with the mother at this time. Northern Cheyenne Law Enforcement are in charge of the case now.
Upon investigation, it was determined the woman had not committed an offense or violated an order of protection.
Suspect in the Hannah Graham & Morgan Harrington Case Jesse Matthew Pleads Not Guilty to the 2005 Sexual Assault of “RG” in Fairfax County, VA
Jesse Matthew, the suspect in Hannah Graham’s disappearance and the death of Morgan Harrington, appeared in court Friday to answer charges on another case of abduction and sexual assault from 2005. Jesse Matthew is facing three felony charges: attempted capital murder, abduction with intent to defile and sexual penetration with an object. Matthew’s plead “not guilty” to all three charges related to the September 2005 incident. The victim is only referred to as “RG”. Authorities state that on September 24, 2005, a 26 year-old woman was returning from a grocery store in the city of Fairfax when someone grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her. The victim was raped and beaten nearly to death and only spared because her attacker was scared off by a passer by.
At Friday’s court hearing, lawyers for the 32-year-old Matthew waived the hearing of the charges against him. But according to the indictment in the 2005 case, he “did feloniously, willfully, deliberately, intentionally and with premeditation attempt to kill (the victim) in the commission of or subsequent to an abduction with the intent to defile.”
The woman now lives in India and is prepared to fly to the United States to testify Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh told reporters Friday.
The victim “RG” now lives in India; however, is ready to travel back to the United States and testify against her attacker in the upcoming trial, Fairfax County. Judge Dennis Smith set a trial date of March 9.
While he awaits the next legal steps in the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, Jesse Matthew appeared in court Friday to answer charges on another case — an alleged abduction, sexual assault and attempted murder from nearly a decade ago.
During a brief appearance at the Fairfax County Courthouse in northern Virginia, Matthew only uttered two words — “Not guilty” — to all three charges related to the September 2005 incident.
Judge Dennis Smith set a trial date of March 9. The trial is expected to last six or seven days.
Authorities say that on September 24, 2005, a 26-year-old woman was returning from a grocery store in the city of Fairfax when someone grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her.
Linkage of the three cases of Hannah Graham murder … Morgan Harrington murder and “RG” sexual assault and attempted murder
Most recently, DNA recovered from underneath the fingernail of the sexual assault victim linked Matthew to the abduction of University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham.
Graham was last seen on Sept. 13 on surveillance video walking with Matthew in downtown Charlottesville. In October, remains found on an abandoned property on Old Lynchburg Road in Albemarle County were identified as those of Graham.
According to officials, forensic evidence linked to the Fairfax rape also links Matthew to the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.
Harrington was last seen leaving the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville in 2009. Her remains were found in Albemarle County in January 2010. Harrington was from Roanoke County.
12 Year Old Jasmine Baker Missing Since 11/11/14 in Nottingham, MD (Update: Found Safe in North Carolina)(Update: 32 Year Old Victor Arroyo Charged with Kidnapping & Rape)
12 year old Jasmine Baker has been missing since Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Nottingham, Maryland. The 12 year old missing girl was last seen on Tuesday morning at about 7:30 when she left her home in the 4200 block of Soth Avenue and walking toward Perry Hall Middle School. According to accounts, the walk is a very short distance from Jasmine’s home to school; however, she never made it to the school. Jasmine’s mom, Tina Baker, said called the school when her daughter didn’t come home after school. The school stated, Jasmine was absent that day. WHAT? Do you mean in this day and age all schools do not call parents when a child is absent? This is a middle school.
Jasmine was last seen wearing blue jeans and a brown jacket. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall, about 175 pounds with blue eyes and long brown hair that has red and blonde streaks. The incident is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit.
Missing: Jasmine Baker
Police said Jasmine Baker was last seen around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday leaving her home in the 4200 block of Soth Avenue and walking toward Perry Hall Middle School, where she is a sixth-grade student.
Jasmine’s parents said their daughter usually takes a left onto Deborah Avenue and then crosses Joppa Road to get on school grounds.
“She just left for school, and everything was fine. She said goodbye to her mother and told her she loved her and never made it school,” said Jasmine’s dad, Robert Baker.
Jasmine was last seen wearing blue jeans and a brown jacket. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall, about 175 pounds with blue eyes and long brown hair that has red and blonde streaks. Police said she is known to be very active on social media.
The FBI said Wednesday it has joined the search for a missing 12-year-old girl from the Nottingham area of Baltimore County.
A North Carolina man has been charged with the kidnapping of a Perry Hall girl. Monday, he made his first court appearance where he is facing kidnapping and rape charges.
Thirty-two-year-old Victor Arroyo is being charged with kidnapping and first degree rape of 12-year-old Jasmine Baker. Arroyo spoke through a translator, saying, “I didn’t do nothing” and was then advised by the judge not to say anything else.
Police say the 12-year-old was known for communicating with older men on her iPod Touch and X-Box. Investigators were able to find Arroyo by tracking the girl’s internet activity. The FBI found Jasmine with Arroyo Friday and arrested him the following day.
Jasmine Leighlin Baker, a sixth-grader student at Perry Hall Middle School, was last seen at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when she left her home on the 4200 block of Soth Avenue to walk to school, police say.
When she did not return home in the afternoon, her mother called the school and was told the girl was absent that day.
If anyone has any information on Jasmine Baker’s whereabouts, please call police at 410-307-2020 or the FBI at 410-265-8080.
UPDATE III: Missing 12 Year-Old Jasmine Bakerl Found Safe In N.C.
A missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe.
Jasmine Baker–missing since Tuesday–was found alive, according to Baltimore County Police.
Authorities say Baker was located at 10:30 p.m. in Raleigh, North Carolina by federal officers. She appears unharmed.
Authorities say Baker was located at 10:30 p.m. in Raleigh, North Carolina by federal officers. She appears unharmed. FBI agents found her with a man, thanks to clues from her iPod and X-Box.
A missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe.
Jasmine Baker–missing since Tuesday–was found alive, according to Baltimore County Police.
She was taken to a nearby hospital for examination.
AMBER ALERT Issued in Ardmore, OK for 7 Year Old Lacy Steudeman Missing Since 11/8/14 … Kidnapped by White Male Suspect in a Silver PT Cruiser (Update: Amber Alert Cancelled – Young Girl Found)(Update: Suspect Fount Duston Arrested, Charged with Rape)
AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR ALL OKLAHOMA FOR MISSING LACY STEUDEMAN …
An AMBER ALERT has been issued by Ardmore police Saturday in Oklahoma for 7 year old Lacy Steudeman who was abducted from her home Saturday night, November 8, 2014 by an unknown male. The suspect is described as a tall, skinny white man with short straight hair wearing tight-fitting blue jeans, who forced Lacy Steudeman into a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser in the 800 block of H Street NW of Ardmore.
Missing and Abducted - 7 Year Old Lacy Steudeman
Police said Steudeman was last seen being forced into a silver PT Cruiser by an unknown male suspect in the 800 block of H Street NW in Ardmore on Saturday.
Steudeman was described as a fair complected girl with two front teeth partially grown in. She was last seen wearing blue jean capri-style pants, light blue tie-dye shirt, a navy blue hooded sweatshirt with a zipper in the front and “Old Navy” across the front.
She had on purple and pink Converse low top shoes.
If you have any information about the child’s whereabouts please contact the Ardmore Police Department at 580-223-1212
Ardmore Police Department has cancelled an Amber Alert Saturday night for 7-year-old Lacy Steudeman.
“The juvenile has been located and is in our custody,” the police department announced at 9:50 a.m.
The seven year old girl abducted from her home in Ardmore, OK was found by police earlier today; however, according to reports, the human POS who kidnapped her is being charged with first-degree rape and kidnapping. Fount Duston was arrested this morning and is currently in police custody. Skip the trial and fry the bastard!
KOCO is no longer identifying the Amber Alert victim because the suspect is expected to be charged with first-degree rape and kidnapping. Ardmore Police said Fount Duston was arrested in Marietta at 9:40 a.m. after the girl and the suspect were found at a home.
Police said a tip from the public led them to the Duston and girl.
The girl was in good condition, but was being checked out at a medical facility, according to police.
Duston was taken to the Carter County Jail.