Its Been 9 Years Since George Smith IV Went Missing on his Honeymoon with Jennifer Hagel Smith Aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line “Brilliance of the Seas” … CBS 48 HOURS: “Murder at Sea?” … $100,000 Reward (VIDEO)
It has been 9 years since George Smith IV went missing aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise line “Brilliance of the Seas” … the mystery an unanswered questions continue.
It has been none years since George Smith IV went missing while on his honeymoon with Jennifer Hagel Smith aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line “Brilliance of the Seas”. Since that fateful day, July 5, 2005, George’s family, his parents George and Maureen and sister Bree, have fought to learn the truth of what happened the night that George Smith went missing. The Smith family is certain that it was no accident. They appeared on CBS 48 Hours Saturday night, Maureen Smith said, “I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that my son was murdered on that cruise ship.” The family has renewed their push to solve the case, they are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of whoever was responsible for their son’s disappearance.
George’s sister Bree says it the best as she told ’48 Hours’, “I think the reward will propel people forward.” People need to come forward and tell what they know and there needs to be justice.”
Nine years ago – July 5, 2005 – George Smith IV vanished from his honeymoon cruise in the Aegean Sea. His body has never been found.
Contrary to what authorities have said, his mother, Maureen Smith, is certain it was no accident.
“I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that my son was murdered on that cruise ship,” she tells CBS News’ 48 HOURS.
Now, in a renewed push to solve the case, the family of the Greenwich, Conn. man says they are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of whoever was responsible for their son’s disappearance
Watch the Full ’48 Hour’ VIDEO – Murder at Sea
FACEBOOK – JUSTICE FOR GEORGE SMITH
The reward and media surge come three months after the family launched a Facebook profile to post evidence and information relating to their ongoing search for justice.
“We’re definitely not giving up,” Bree Smith said. “We started our Facebook crusade by releasing evidence we have collected about George’s disappearance. Between the Facebook crusade and the reward, we are hopeful this is the year we will get justice for George.”
Search Continues for 19 Year Old, Pregnant Military Wife Erin Corwin Missng Since 6/28/14 in San Bernardino County, CA (Update: Erin Corwin’s Car Found)
19 year old Erin Corwin has been missing since Saturday, June 28, 2014. Corwin, a military wife, who is 3 months pregnant, was last seen at 7 AM leaving her marine base Twentynine Palms home en-route to Joshua Tree National Forest (map). The sheriff’s department said Erin Corwin’s car is a 2013 Toyota Corolla with California license plate 7CJX519. KTLA.com reported, the Corwins, who have been married for a year in a half, are originally from Oak Ridge, TN. Her husband, Jonathan Wayne Corwin, a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, told police his wife planned to visit the park to scout out a desirable location for a family outing during an upcoming visit with her mother. Her husband reported her missing the next day.
Erin is a white female adult, 5’02″, 120 lbs., Brown hair, Blue eyes and is three months pregnant. She has no history of medical and/or psychological issues. Erin was last seen driving a blue, 2013 Toyota Corolla with California license plate number 7CJX519.
According to the police, Corwin’s 2013 blue Toyota Corolla was found in Twentynine Palms on Monday. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said, “They felt it was necessary for those investigators to get involved early on. They said there were some suspicious circumstances.”
California police recovered a missing pregnant woman’s car — but they’re still not sure where she is.
Erin Corwin’s Toyota Corolla was spotted close to her Twentynine Palms home on Monday after the 19-year-old Marine wife went missing on Saturday, KTLA reported.
Corwin, who is three months pregnant, was last seen Saturday morning when she left the Marine base where she lives with her corporal husband to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.
Michael Beasley lives on Bagdad Highway, near the location where a Twentynine Palms Water District employee spotted Corwin’s abandoned, blue Toyota Corolla on Monday, June 30.
Michael Beasley tells San Diego, California, TV station CBS 8 that on the morning of Saturday, June 28, after Corwin left her at home in Twentynine Palms, reportedly for a solo day trip to Joshua Tree National Park, he saw her meet a man, exit and lock her blue Toyota, and then climb into the man’s red sedan.
“They were just sitting and chatting,” said Beasley. “If she wanted to get out of the car and say, ‘I don’t want to be in this car,’ she could have.”
The pair then drove off together in the man’s vehicle, he said.
If anyone has any information on Corwin’s whereabouts, please call the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail at 909-387-3589. Callers who wish to remain anonymous should contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-27463 (1-800-78-CRIME).
Daily Commentary – Thursday, May 29, 2014 – Social Media Instrumental in Finding Abducted Quebec Infant
- When newborn Victoria McMahon was abducted from a Quebec hospital, the Amber Alert was shared on Facebook. Locals reading Facebook helped find the abductor and Victoria who was unharmed! Victoria’s parents are very thankful for social media!
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18 year old Aidan Norvez has been missing since Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Queens, NY. The Brooklyn Tech senior went to Central Park with friends after taking an exam and then told them he was taking a subway home to Queens. Aidan Norvez was last seen at about 4 p.m. on the ‘Q’ train, in the vicinity of Central Park. Norvez never made it home and hasn’t been seen since. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, a navy blue shirt, dark brown jeans and gray sneakers. He is also Type 1 diabetic who depends on insulin.
Facebook: Find Aidan Norvez.
Aidan Norvez, 18, is a Type 1 diabetic who depends on insulin.
His family says the Brooklyn Tech senior went to Central Park with friends after taking an exam.
He told them he was taking a subway home to Queens, but hasn’t been seen since.
His parents say he was not wearing his medical alert bracelet at the time.
Norvez is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, a navy blue shirt, dark brown jeans and gray sneakers.
If anyone has seen or has any with information regarding the missing Queens teen, please contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
I am happy to report Aidan has been found. He is safe and in good health. I would like to thank the thousands of people who have participated in the search, the posting of the flyers, the sharing on FB, and phone calls to the NYPD on the family’s behalf. I am truly amazed by the concern of total strangers across the city and across the country. There were periods when I doubted the outcome would be positive. With each passing day, as I witnessed the efforts of friends and complete strangers, my hope was restored.
Thank you all who participated!*
Body Found in South River Confirmed to be that of Missing Teen Danielle Locklear, Ex-Boyfriend Je’Michael Malloy Confesses to Killing Her … Charged With Second-Degree Murder.
The female body found last week in the South River is that of missing 15 year old Danielle Locklear, who had been missing since March 11, 2014 in Hope Mills, North Carolina. According to the police, Danielle Locklear’s ex-boyfriend, Je’Michael Malloy, has confessed to killing the teen and dumping her body in the South River. 17 year old Je’Michael Malloy has been charged with second-degree murder. According to Sheriff Earl Butler and Chief Joel Acciardo, Malloy and Locklear got into an argument on March 11 that turned violent and Malloy choked Locklear to death and stuffed a sock in her mouth.
Investigators said Malloy and Locklear got into an argument on March 11, which is the night she was last seen leaving her grandfather’s home in the Fox Meadow subdivision. They said the conversation turned violent and Malloy choked Locklear to death and stuffed a sock in her mouth.
Malloy and a friend, 18-year-old Dominic Lock, then allegedly tossed her body over a bridge on the Cumberland/Sampson County line. Locklear’s remains were found with cinder blocks with tied to her body.
Right now, the body, which was found April 3 by an off-duty deputy, has not been positively identified. However, based on conversations and Malloy’s confession, police said they know it’s her.
Je’Michael Malloy – pic from Facebook
Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler and Chief Joel Acciardo called an emergency press conference to announce Je’Michael Malloy’s arrest as well as confirm that a body recovered April 3 from the South River was Locklear’s.
Acciardo said Malloy, 17, killed the 15-year-old South View High School student the night of March 11. Earlier that night she left home after telling her grandfather she was walking to a friend’s house about a block away. That was the last time her family saw her.
Deputies arrested Malloy Tuesday evening. A second suspect, Dominic Lock, 18, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy in Locklear’s death.
Acciardo said the night of March 11 Locklear actually walked to meet Malloy just outside her neighborhood. He said investigators learned that Locklear and Malloy got into an argument that night. Malloy told investigators the argument turned violent and he choked Locklear to death and stuffed a sock in her mouth.
He said he and Lock then tied cinder blocks to her body and tossed her into the South River just south of Autryville. Malloy lives nearby on Highway 210. Law enforcement officers searched his home on Friday. They also searched Lock’s home near Deep Creek Road in Fayetteville on Friday.
For more reports, read others opinions and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Danielle Locklear.
29 Year Old Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Student Jiwon Lee Missing Since 4/1/14 in NYC (Update: Body Found in Hudson River ID’s as Jiwon Lee)
29 year old Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine student Jiwon Lee has been missing since Wednesday, April 1, 2014 in New York City, NY. Lee was last seen near her residence at 220 West 98th St. at 8:30 pm. According to Christiana Simon, a close friend of Lee, the police tracked her last cell phone ping to a cell tower on 179th Street.
Jiwon Lee, a College of Dental Medicine student, was reported missing Wednesday night, said police.
Lee is described by the police report as a 29-year-old female, 5-foot-2, 120-pounds, with black hair and black eyes. According to the police report, she was last seen near her residence at 220 West 98th St. at 8:30 p.m. on April 1.
A New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed over the phone Friday night that police are still looking for Lee.
Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
The body of a woman found in the Hudson River has been identified as that of missing Columbia University student Jiwon Lee, cops said Sunday.
23 Year Old Courtney Cash, Great Nice of Legendary Country Singer Johnny Cash, Stabbed to Death in Tennessee … Wayne Masciarella Arrested & Charged With First Degree Murder
Great Niece of Johnny Cash stabbed to Death …
23 year old Courtney Cash, the great niece of the late legendary country singer Johnny Cash, has been stabbed to death at her home in Baxter, Tennessee. Courtney Cash was found stabbed to death and stuffed inside a large wooden box in her home on 8129 Rice Road on Wednesday morning. The man who lived with her, identified as William Austin Johnson, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with multiple stab wounds. Johnson was able to get out of the home with the couple’s young daughter and drive himself to a hospital in White County. The child was not hurt.
Andrews said the pair had gone out with a friend before an altercation took place in the house where Johnson and Cash lived with their young child. The friend, identified as Wayne Gary Masciarella, has been charged with first-degree murder.
Johnson escaped the attack and took the child with him before driving to the hospital, Andrews said. The scene inside the house was “somewhat bloody,” Andrews told reporters at a news conference.
“There was a struggle,” the sheriff said.
Wayne Masciarella of Cape May, NJ was arrested in Cookeville, TN and charged with first degree murder. Masciarella was booked and held without bond into the Putnam County Jail. He will have a preliminary hearing on April 21. Masciarella has been previously arrested more than 20 times in Putnam County. According to News Channel 5, Masciarella’s rap sheet includes charges for aggravated assault, possession and public intoxication.
A 27-year-old man has been charged with fatally stabbing the great niece of legendary country entertainer Johnny Cash.
Wayne Masciarella of Cape May, N.J. was charged with first-degree murder in the Wednesday death of 23-year-old Courtney Cash. He was also accused of stabbing her boyfriend, William Austin Johnson.
Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Masciarella had gotten into a dispute with Johnson and Cash at their Baxter home before he allegedly stabbed them both and fled. The three were believed to be friends, the sheriff said.
Tommy Cash, the brother of Johnny Cash and the grandfather of Courtney, issued a statement on the tragic event:
“We ask for your prayers for the Cash family at this time. Courtney and her boyfriend are beloved members of my family and like you we have a lot of questions and emotions that we are beginning to sort through today. We ask you to respect our privacy and appreciate all the support that the public and media has always offered me and my family, as we handle the loss of our grand-daughter. We are completely heartbroken.”
UPDATE I: According to local Sheriff David Andrews, the crime could have been a direct or indirect result of drugs.
Sheriff Andrews said he can’t comment on the murder weapon or a possible motive in the case, but he said it could be drug-related.
“This was a senseless, tragic death of a young lady whose life was probably taken as a direct or indirect result of drugs, and that’s just the world we live in. It’s just unfortunate that our people in our society lean so heavily on drugs to get through life,” Andrews said.
15 Year Old Danielle Locklear Missing Since 3/11/14 in Hope Mills, NC (Update: Female Body Found in the South River Could Be That of Danielle Locklear)
15 year old Danielle Locklear has been missing since Tuesday night, March 11, 2014 in Hope Mills, North Carolina. Investigators stated that Danielle Locklear left her grandparent’s home on Trencholm Lane in Hope Mills’ Fox Meadow/Brook Ridge subdivisions last Tuesday night saying she was going up the street to a friend’s home, but she arrived. The FBI have joined the search for the missing teen. The police said Locklear may have been at the creek that runs between Legion Road and Cameron Road. Some of her clothes were found there two days later but further investigation turned up nothing. Danielle Locklear has not been in contact with her known acquaintances, and her cell phone is off.
Authorities say the teen left home in the early-evening hours of March 11 and hasn’t been seen since. Danielle, a student at South View High School, lives in the Fox Meadow/Brook Ridge subdivision.
The FBI said the missing teen is bi-racial, with black hair and green eyes. She is 5 feet 1 and weighs 150 to 160 pounds.
Police don’t know if she is alive or dead.
“Every avenue is being investigated. Every lead is being pursued,” said Hope Mills Police Chief Joel Acciardo.
Fowler said some of her daughter’s clothing was found at a creek-bank hangout that is popular in the area last Thursday.
A task force of agents from multiple agencies is working together to find Locklear. Dozens were out Wednesday searching a campground for clues.
Authorities believe a female’s body found in the South River on Wednesday is that of Danielle Locklear, a 15-year-old who went missing in early March, according to a source close the investigation.
The body has been sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office for a positive identification, and Hope Mills police have spoken to Locklear’s family. It could be 2-3 days before police receive a positive identification, Hope Mills Police Chief Joel Acciardo said.
Cumberland County and Sampson County sheriff’s deputies went to South River at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, after the body was reported by two teens who were fishing near the South Gray Street bridge near Autryville, along the Cumberland-Sampson line.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Hope Mills police, at 910-425-4103, or the FBI in Charlotte, 704-672-6100
19 Year Old Hayley Howard Missing Since 3/1/14 in New Orleans, Louisiana … MAPS (Update: Hayley Stopped for a Flat Tire on Her Way Home to Slidell)(Update: Hayley Howard Found Dead in Car in Irish Bayou)
19 year old Hayley Howard has been missing since early Saturday morning, March 1, 2014 in New Orleans, LA near the UNO Lakefront Campus. Hayley was last seen driving away from the parking lot of 2000 Lakeshore Drive (MAP) at the UNO Lakefront Campus around 1:50 a.m. Saturday in her 2002 silver Toyota Corolla with Louisiana license plate XBP 643. According to reports, she was intoxicated. According to police, Haley’s cell phone was pinged in the area of Leon C. Simon about 2:00 a.m. Saturday, and near the Irish Bayou around 6:00 Saturday morning. She has not been heard or seen since.
Missing – Hayley Howard
Hayley Howard was last seen driving away from the parking lot of 2000 Lakeshore Dr. at the UNO Lakefront Campus around 1:50 a.m. Saturday. Her family has not seen or heard from her since her disappearance.
Hayley was last seen intoxicated in her vehicle, a 2002 silver Toyota Corolla with Louisiana license plate XBP 643.
She is described as a Caucasian female, about 5’3″ tall, and weighing about 105 lbs. Hayley was last seen wearing a knee-length, black dress with white polka dots, and black shoes with a small heel and silver accent on the toe.
A friend told deputies she stopped for a flat tire on her way home to Slidell and a passing motorist helped her. The NOPD says they determined her cell phone was near Irish Bayou around 6 a.m. Saturday.
Hayley Howard – Facebook
UPDATE II: Second map of the route that missing Hayley Howard would have taken from school to her home.
Howard, 19, has been missing since Saturday around 1:50 a.m. She was last seen on UNO’s campus. Her family says she was on her way home to Slidell when her 2002 Toyota Corolla with the Louisiana license plate XBP 643 had a flat tire. A group of people helped her fix it then she mysteriously disappeared.
“I was told by her boyfriend, the last person to speak with her, ‘They were nice people a group of nice people. Helped me change the tire,’ she said. She wanted to go. Apparently she had left the area and wanted to go back and thank them and pay them,” said her father James Howard.
“That’s obviously a suspicious thing for us that the last person that allegedly saw her was helping her repair a flat tire in the middle of the night,” said Hayley Howard’s friend Elizabeth Gelvin.
Search Area looks very close to MAP 1 from above
The search Wednesday for missing University of New Orleans student Hayley Howard, 19, focused on the waterway off of Interstate 10 at the Irish Bayou exit, where rescue crews had gathered in the afternoon.
A police boat placed a buoy near the Irish Bayou bridge by 4:15 p.m. But authorities had not provided any details about why they had shifted their focus to the water.
It always troubled me that it was originally reported she was last seen driving away intoxicated. Sadly, today the body of missing Hayley Howard was found. The car belonging to missing UNO student Hayley Howard was brought up from the water by a bridge over the bayou one mile before the Irish Bayou exit on I-10 eastbound on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
A heavy police presence and a helicopter were at the scene in Irish Bayou in the search for 19-year-old Hayley Howard.
A tow truck arrived at the scene where a silver car was pulled from the water.
Police said Howard’s body was found in the vehicle.
According to police, Howard appeared to crash into the bayou. Foul play was not immediately suspected and the investigation was being treated as a fatal accident. Ttoxicology test will be performed.
Crews pulled a silver car from the Irish Bayou at the edge of Lake Pontchatrain Wednesday, as the search for missing University of New Orleans student Hayley Howard, 19, focused on the waterways off of Interstate 10. A body was recovered, authorities confirmed.
New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas is expected to give a statement by early evening. Howard’s relatives, including her mother, were on the scene, praying and embracing supporters.
A coroner’s van had arrived by 5 p.m.
If anyone has any information about Hayley’s whereabouts, please call Detective Sandra Contreras at the sixth district station at 658-6060 or 658-6146.
Two in Custody in Connection with Disappearance of Missing South Carolina Woman Heather Elvis … Missing in Myrtle Beach, SC Since 12/18/13 (Update: Sidney St. Clair Moorer & Tammy Lorinda Moorer Arrested)(Update: Couple Charged with Murder)
Could there be a break in the case of missing 20 year old Heather Elvis.
Horry County, South Carolina Police officials have confirmed that two people are in custody in connection with the disappearance of missing Heather Elvis. A search warrant was served on a Myrtle Beach residence, 8786 Highway 814. The names of the two individuals taken into custody were not released. However, records show that 37 year old Sidney Moorer lives at the residence that was searched. Cell phone records show Heather Elvis communicated with Moorer as late as 6 a.m. on Dec. 18, 2013. Police records state that Elvis had a relationship history with Moorer. Heather Elvis has been missing since the early morning of December 18, 2013.
Missing: Heather Elvis
Two people are in custody in connection with the disappearance of 20-year-old South Carolina woman Heather Elvis, Horry County Police officials confirmed to FoxNews.com.
Several law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshal’s Office, descended early Friday on a Myrtle Beach residence, where a search warrant was served.
“The search warrant was executed in an attempt to identify potential evidence based on new information obtained through expert analysis of previously seized surveillance tapes in the area along with financial discrepancies filed with the State of South Carolina on behalf of the occupants of the residence,” the Horry County Police Department said in a statement.
The names of the two individuals taken into custody were not released.
Address records show that 37-year-old Sidney Moorer lives at the residence being searched, though it is not known whether he was taken into custody. Cell phone records show Elvis communicated with Moorer as late as 6 a.m. on Dec. 18. Police records also state that Elvis had a relationship history with Moorer.
Facebook: Find Heather Elvis
38 year old Sidney St. Clair Moorer and 41 year old Tammy Lorinda Moorer are each charged with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of obstruction of justice. Additional charges are pending.
Sidney St. Clair Moorer - Horry County Sheriff’s Office
Tammy Lorinda Moorer Horry County Sheriff’s Office
On Saturday, officials told WPDE 38-year-old Sidney St. Clair Moorer and 41-year-old Tammy Lorinda Moorer are each charged with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of obstruction of justice.
WPDE said Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department confirmed the connection to the missing girl’s case and that Horry County police, the State Law Enforcement Division, the 15th Circuit Solicitors Office, Highway Patrol, and the US Marshals Office were on the scene.
According to the article, investigators got new information on the case after experts looked at surveillance videos and found “financial discrepancies” involving the people who live in the home.
Heather Elvis was last heard from on Dec. 18 at about 3 a.m. after she went on a date, according to her family.
UPDATE II: Tammy Moorer, 41, and her 38-year-old husband Sidney charged with murder in the death of missing Heather Elvis.
A Myrtle Beach couple has been charged with murder and kidnapping in the case of a missing 20-year-old woman whose body has not been found, authorities said Monday.
During a news conference, Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes said Tammy Moorer, 41, and her 38-year-old husband Sidney face those charges in the death of Heather Elvis.
Two other men have been charged with obstructing justice in the case by posting misleading information about it on Facebook. Deputies said in January that those posts created a community reaction that diverted officers investigating Elvis’ disappearance.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Horry County Police Department at 843-915-5350.