AMBER ALERT Issued for 14 Year Old Elizabeth Rex Missing Since 4/14/14 in Magnolia, TX … Believed Kidnapped by 51 Year Old Randy Johnson (Update: Elizabeth Found Safe, Johnson Arrested)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 14 year old Elizabeth Rex, who has been missing since Monday, April 14, 2014 in Magnolia, Texas. Police believe that she was kidnapped by 51 year old Randy Johnson, who used to live with the family. Elizabeth’s parents, Patrick Rex and Jennifer Black, have told police that they took Randy Johnson into their home because he needed a place to stay; however, they told him to leave because he was having and an inappropriate influence on their daughter. They suspected he may have been having physical relationship with her. Elizabeth Rex is 14, because of a number of mental and physical disabilities, she has the maturity level of a 5 or 6 year old. Police believe that Johnson may be headed to the Mexican border.
Elizabeth Rex was last seen wearing black pants, a gray tank top, red jacket and gray tennis shoes.
Police believe a family friend has kidnapped the girl, and the pair may have already left the state, possibly headed for Mexico.
Elizabeth Rex went outside to get the mail Monday, and never returned home.
Her parents believe 51-year-old Randy Johnson, who used to live with the family took the girl.
Patrick Rex, and Jennifer Black, Elizabeth’s mother, say 51 year old Randy Johnson was a friend of a friend who needed a place to stay. They opened their home to him, but forced him out because he was having and an inappropriate influence on their daughter. They suspected he may have been having physical relationship with her.
Elizabeth is 14, but her parents say, because of a number of mental and physical disabilities, she has the maturity level of a 5 or 6 year old.
UPDATE I: A man suspected of running away with a 14-year-old girl with Down syndrome has taunted her parents over the phone saying they’ll never see her again, they have said.
‘He calls us and says, “Y’all will never see Lizzy again” and things like that,’ said her dad Patrick Rex. ‘”Where we’re going you can’t get there”. Not even ten minutes later he calls back and goes, “La-la-la-la”.’
The parents added that Johnson claimed he was going to be passing through a checkpoint, but pointed out that the family had no IDs to be able to do the same.
If anyone can assist on providing information, you are asked to contact Detective T. Gannucci with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5876 or the department’s communication center at 936-760-5800.
Elizabeth Rex, of Magnolia, was located in the Texas town of Harlingen, near the Mexico border, with Randy Johnson, a 51-year-old man who previously worked with the girl’s father and briefly lived with the family until he became too close to the young girl, who has been diagnosed with autism and pervasive developmental disorder.
“She appears unharmed,” Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brady Fitzgerald told FoxNews.com. “She’s been transferred to a local hospital for evaluation.”
Johnson remains in custody on kidnapping charges, according to Fitzgerald, who added that the suspect called the girl’s parents and taunted them after the brazen abduction.
8 Year Old Autistic Boy Randle Barrow Missing After Fire in Huntsville, AL (Update: Woman Killed in Fire ID’d as 42 Year Old Delicia Lattice Barrow)(Update: Body of Randle Barrow Found in Lake Guntersville
Be on the look out for 8 year old Randle Barrow in Huntsville, Alabama.
Police are searching for missing 8 year old Randle Barrow after performing a welfare check for Randle, who had not been to school for two day, on Saturday, December 14 at 4900 Alburta Road in Huntville, Alabama.When police officers got to the home, no one answered the door and they noticed that smoke was coming from the home. Upon entering the home firefighters found one female victim inside, who was transported to Huntsville Hospital with life threatening injuries. The woman later died. However, Randle Barrow was no where to be found.
Missing – Randle Barrow
Randle Barrow attends the School For Autistic Children. Randle had just recently been returned to his mother, he had been in the temporary custody of Demetrius Bell and his wife because of the mother’s health issues.
For several weeks Randle was in the temporary custody of Demetrius Bell and his wife. Randle’s mother, who is Bell’s good friend, voluntarily put her son in their care because of her health issues. ”The whole idea was when she got better, we would just return him to her care,” Bell says.
Just recently Randle’s mother asked for him back. Bell says in the days leading up to Saturday, she became harder and harder to reach.
Saturday morning, Bell got a phone call that something might be wrong. ”The director of the school that he attends, the School For Autistic Children, called us and told us she was concerned,” Bell says.
UPDATE I: The female victim in the fatal fire has been identified as 42 year old Delicia Lattice Barrow, the mother of Randle Barrow. Police are calling this a death investigation.
Police identified the woman killed in the fire as 42-year-old Delicia Lattice Barrow. Officers are searching for eight-year-old Randle Barrow, who police said is autistic.
Firefighters responded to the house and put the fire out. Police found Delicia Barrow inside the home. She was taken the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Police said Randle Barrow was not found inside the home and that they have not been able to locate him. Investigators are still taking pictures and searching throughout the home.
If anyone with information about his whereabouts of Randle Barrow, please contact the Huntsville police at 256-722-7100.
UPDATE II: BREAKING NEWS: Body of Missing Eight-Year-Old Randle Barrow Found in Lake Guntersville.
Our news partners The Huntsville Times AL.com is reporting authorities have found the body of missing eight-year-old Randle Barrow in Lake Gutnersville.
16 Year Old Autistic Girl Deanna Lynn Blanco Missing Since 8/9/13 in Phoenix, AZ (Update: Found Safe)
16 year old Deanna Lynn Blanca has been missing since Friday night, August 9, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Deanna Lynn Blanca last was seen about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the area of Bell Road and 7th Street in Phoenix. Police do not expect foul play; however, she has been diagnosed with Asperger and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.
Missing – Deanna Lynn Blanco
Deanna Lynn Blanca last was seen about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the area of Bell Road and 7th Street in Phoenix, according to the Phoenix Police Department. She has been diagnosed with Asperger and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.
Blanca has difficulty with her vision and hearing, and may appear confused or scared if located, police said.
She is described as 5 foot 10 inches, 145 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes, officials said. She last was seen wearing a black Puma shirt with a green skeleton on the front, blue jeans, and white and yellow Nike shoes.
Anyone with information on Blanca’s whereabouts is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 602-534-2121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE I: Great news to report in the case of missing Deanna Lynn Blanco … SHE HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE!!!
After searching most of the day Sunday, Phoenix Police have located a 16-year-old girl with several medical conditions who was last seen on Friday.
Deanna Lynn Blanco was last seen Friday about 8:30 p.m. in the 700 block of East Bell Road in Phoenix. Police say that Deanna left home on foot after a heated conversation with some family members.
Officers and about 30 volunteers searched the area of 7th Street and Bell for her all day Sunday. Just before 9 p.m., police confirmed she was safe and had been staying at an area youth shelter.
11 Year Old Autistic Boy Terry Dewayne Smith Missing Since 7/6/13 in Menifee, CA … Search Continues (Update: Investigators are treating the home of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. as a crime scene)
11 year old Terry Dewayne Smith has been missing since Saturday night, July 6, 2013 in Menifee, California. According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa McConnell, the 11 year old boy went missing on Saturday at 7:30 pm at his home in the 33000 block of Helen Lane; however, the police were not called to the home until Sunday morning. Terry Dewayne Smith is reported to have autism. His mother, Shauna Smith, discovered he was missing when she went into the bedroom to give Terry medication.
Missing: Terry Smith
Deputies were dispatched at 10:33 a.m. Sunday to a home in the 33000 block of Helen Lane. They learned that Smith went missing on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa McConnell.
A search for Terry turned up no clues. A bloodhound did not pick up his scent.
Smith is 4 feet 8 inches, weighs 76 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue basketball shorts.
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About 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, his mother, Shauna Smith, went out to play pool with some friends and left Terry with his older stepbrother. The pair was playing video games.
Shauna Smith checked in on them and thought they were asleep. In the morning, Shauna Smith discovered he was missing when she went into the bedroom to give Terry medication.
Authorities used a helicopter, bloodhounds and volunteers to search the area, but had not found him by Sunday night.
UPDATE II: Search Continues for Missing Terry Dewayne Smith.
UPDATE III: Still no sign of missing autistic California 11 year old boy as heat goes over 100 degrees.
UPDATE IV: Menifee Mayor Scott Mann says investigators are treating the home of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. as a crime scene.
The police are searching the home of Terry Dewayne Smith for his remains. Crime tape surrounded the house in the 33000 block of Helen Lane.
Authorities searching for a missing 11-year-old autistic boy cordoned off his Southern California home, but volunteers on Wednesday planned to search miles of surrounding desert in hopes of finding him alive.
TV news reports early Wednesday showed yellow crime scene tape around the semirural home of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. in Menifee.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has not said whether foul play was suspected in his weekend disappearance. Calls to department representatives seeking comment were not immediately returned.
UPDATE V: Home of Missing 11 Year Old Autistc Boy Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. Being Treated As a Crime Scene … Authorities Searching for Possible Human Remains (Update: Remains Found, Serving Search Warrants)
Anyone with information can contact authorities in Menifee at (951) 210-1000 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department dispatch line at (951) 776-1099.
7 Year Old Autistic Boy Owen Black Missing Since 5/17/13 in Escambia County, FL (Update: Searches Continue for Missing Boy) (Update: Boy Found Dead in Water)
7 year old Owen Black has been missing since Friday afternoon at about 5 pm, May 17, 2013 in Escambia County, FL. Owen Black is autistic and was last seen in the area of the Needle Rush Point condominiums in the 17100 block of Perdido Key Drive. This number, 850-207-5498, has been established for groups wanting to help with the search effort to call. The Escambia Search and Rescue has set up a mobile command center in the back parking lot of the Happy Harbor, 29601 Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach. Search updated can be seen at Facebook OfficialECSO.
Owen Black, who is autistic, was last seen Friday in the area of the Need Rush Point condominiums in the 17100 block of Perdido Key Drive.
Owen was wearing a blue striped shirt and brown sweatpants.
He is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 45 pounds. Owen has short blondish brown hair and brown eyes.
Escambia County Sheriff’s officials said Owen Elliot Black was on the beaches of Perdido Key with his mother and wandered off on his own around 4 p.m. Friday. He has brown hair and eyes and was last seen wearing a red and blue striped shirt and brown sweatpants.
Deputies and K-9 dogs trampled over sand dunes and searched in bushes, hoping Owen may be hiding because he was separated from his mother and was taught to avoid strangers.
UPDATE II: Search planned for Sunday, May 19.
All individuals wishing to assist in the search on Sunday can report to the back parking lot of Happy Harbor at 29601 Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach, Alabama. The number to the mobile command center is (850) 207-5498 should you or your group wish to assist with the search efforts.
Anyone with information on Owen’s whereabouts can call 850-436-9620.
UPDATE III: Missing autistic boy found dead in water off Perdido Key. Rest in Peace Little Guy. Thank you “Searching” for the update.
An 8-year-old boy missing since Friday on Perdido Key has been found dead in the water, authorities on the scene confirm.
A crime scene has been set up on the beach behind Shipwatch Surf & Yacht Club on Perdido Key Drive (MAP).
UPDATE IV: Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Message from Sheriff David Morgan:
“It is with great sadness that the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office releases the following information:
At approximately 1303 CST our search for Owen Black is concluded.
A citizen in Perdido Key observed him in the water washing toward shore. An immediate response has determined that he succumbed to drowning. There are no indications of foul play; however the standard investigative and medical examiners protocols will apply.
We ask for the community and nation’s prayers for this family in mourning and our thanks are again extended to all law enforcement, military, State and Federal agencies as well as the hundreds of volunteers who responded to Owen’s call.”
– Sheriff David Morgan, Escambia County
Search Continues for Missing 9 Year Old Mikaela Lynch … Girl Spotted on Surveillance Video in Clearlake, CA (UPDATE: Mikaela Body Found in Creek)
The search continues for 9 year old Mikaela Lynch who went missing on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013 while playing in the back yard of her parents vacation home in Clearlake, California. She has not been seen since. However, there is a new break in the case that may shed a positive light on the case. Mikaela Lynch, who has severe autism and is unable to speak, was captured on a neighbors surveillance video running up the street after. This has changed the focus of the search for year Mikaela Lynchl as is shows that the little girl did not cross the street and go into the water. Hopefully, she is hiding and scared and will soon be found.
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New surveillance video also changed the focus of the search. Police said video from a neighbors surveillance camera shows Mikaela Lynch running up the street after she was last seen at the home on Sunday.
The video gives new hope to the search. Many worried that Mikaela went to the lake on a hot afternoon and her family says she does not know how to swim.
Clearlake Police Lt. Tim Celli tells KGO-TV on Tuesday that the video shows Mikaela Lynch running up the street after she was last seen at the home on Sunday. The video came from a neighbor’s surveillance camera.
Celli says the video eliminates the possibility that Mikaela went across the street and into the water. Authorities have changed their focus accordingly.
Home owners in the area are asked to check their property, sheds, outbuildings or any crawl spaces.
MAP OF THE AREA – Hat Tip Klaas
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UPDATE I: There is sad, heartbreaking news to report in the case of missing Mikaela Lynch. The 9 year olds body was found in a creek deceased. Words cannot even describe the sorrow that I have for this little 9 year old autistic girl who was so dependent on adults. REST IN PEACE MIKAELA.
Clearlake police announced on Wednesday that they had found the body of a 9-year-old girl in a creek near her parent’s vacation home.
The grim discovery in Cache Creek had been what Mikaela Lynch’s parents had dreaded. Their daughter, who has autism and the mental capacity of a 1-year-old girl, had wandered off on Sunday afternoon and hadn’t been seen since.
“Unfortunately, we have a conclusion to the search,” said Clearlake Police Chief Craig Clausen.
9 Year Old, Autistic San Francisco Schoolgirl Mikaela Renee Lynch Missing Since 5/12/13 From her Lake County Vacation Home in Clearlake, CA
9 year old Mikaela Renee Lynch has been missing since Sunday, May 12, 2013 when she disappeared from her Lake County Vacation home in Clearlake, CA. Mikaela Renee Lynch was last seen in Highlands Harbor at about 1:30pm Sunday. The 9 year old girl has autism and is reported to have the metal capacity of a one year old and she is unable to speak. Mikaela had been playing on a trampoline with her younger brother, but left her alone for “just a few minutes” when he ran inside the house. From what is being reported, Mikaela likes water but does not swim. Not a very good combination when one is vacationing at a lake house. Say a special prayer that this precious child be found safe.
Missing – Mikaela Renee Lynch (Clearlake Police Dept)
Mikaela Lynch’s father reported her missing from her home on Harbor Drive in Clearlake about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
The girl has been playing on a trampoline with her younger brother, but was left alone for “just a few minutes” when he ran inside to avoid a bee, said Clearlake police Lt. Tim Celli.
Authorities said Mikaela has the mental capacity of a 1-year-old.
She “is attracted to water” but does not know how to swim, Celli said. Her family’s home backs up against water, and search-and-rescue teams were scouring nearby waterways by air and on the ground.
Mikaela Renee Lynch Description:
Mikaela had taken off her clothes – something she frequently did when she was hot – and the diaper she typically wore was found near her home.
Mikaela is 4 feet tall, weighs 70 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair. She is unable to speak, according to police.
UPDATE I: Additional volunteers and divers were brought in to look for Mikaela Lynch, who disappeared on Sunday while playing in the yard of her home in the Highlands Harbor neighborhood of Clearlake in Lake County. Search expands for missing 9 year old Mikaela Renee Lynch.
Police believe Mikaela is naked and shoeless. They were told she often removed her clothes when she became hot. Police found articles of clothing in the yard.
The girl also typically wore a diaper.
“Canines have led to a diaper we believe the child was wearing at some point, located near the waterway at least one house away,” said Celli.
The scent trail seemed to end there, he said.
UPDATE II: Authorities expanded their search Monday for a 9-year-old autistic girl who can’t speak who went missing from her waterfront home in Northern California.
7 Year Old Cole Evans Missing Since 1/5/13 Near Seligman, AZ (UPDATE: Missing 7 year old found safe)
7 year old Cole Evans has been missing since Saturday, January 5, 2013 when he disappeared from his grandmother’s home near My Way Road and Lazy Days Road in Seligman, Arizona. The boy’s grandmother stated that she last saw Cole around 10 a.m. Saturday and assumed he wandered off the property without her knowledge. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies and search and rescue personnel are looking for Cole Evans. The 7 year old boy who lives in Phoenix with his parents and was visiting his grandmother’s vacation home has a form of Autism. There is no evidence of foul play and the family is fully cooperating.
Courtesy YCSO – Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for a young boy who went missing in the town of Seligman on Saturday.
YCSO said they have not been able to locate 7-year-old Cole Evans after he disappeared from his grandmother’s home near My Way Road and Lazy Days Road on Saturday morning.
Authorities will continue to search for Evans with more than 100 ground search team members and ongoing air support.
Cole Evan Description:
Evans is 4 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 70 pounds. He has brown hair, blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a black hooded coat with a Batman emblem. He may also be wearing black snow boots.
If you have any information, you’re asked to call 911 or the sheriff’s office at 928-771-3260 immediately
UPDATE I: Reported at KPHO, Detectives are looking for a man seen carrying a bow and standing next to a blue 1/2 ton pick-up truck with a boy who had dark hair and a black jacket tied around his waist.
UPDATE II: Missing 7 year old Cole Evans found Safe on Sunday about a mile and a half from his grandmother’s home.
Neighbors and Classmates Say Crazed School Killer Adam Lanza Was Troubled & Shy … Older Brother Ryan Said Adam was Autistic … Deeply Disturbed
As everyone breaks down the mindset of school shooter Adam Lanza, could he have just been pure EVIL?
So what is the personality make up of a 20 year old that would wake up one day, kill his mother and then head off to an elementary school and murder in cold blood 20 children from the ages of 5 to 10 and six adults? It is being reported in the NY Post that Adam Lanza, the individual responsible for the mass murder yesterday in Newtown, CT at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, was a troubled and shy individual. Many people, whether they be neighbors or classmates, noticed that Adam had issues, was socially awkward and was struggling to be social. Adam’s brother, Ryan, who was first inaccurately said to be the shooter, told investigators that his brother was autistic.
Shooter Adam Lanza, 2005 photo
Crazed kid-killer Adam Lanza was a troubled “genius” who was painfully awkward and shy.
“I know he had issues,” said Beth Israel, whose daughter, Alex, went to school with Lanza. “He was a really troubled kid. I think he had learning disabilities.”
Adam’s brother told investigators that the gunman was autistic, sources said. Israel described him to The Post as a sort of autistic savant, saying he was “very smart, but he had issues. He was a real genius.
“He was just a weird kid. He was a very quiet kid, a shy kid, maybe socially awkward,” Israel added.
Adam Lanza used multiple guns during the mass murder in Newtown , CT. Police found guns inside and outside of the school. The guns were registered to his mother, who Adam had killed earlier in the morning before he went on the school shooting rampage. Sadly, I have to ask the question how a child with such mental issues had any access to such guns?
Investigators said three guns were found – a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols, inside the school, and a .223-caliber rifle in the back of a car.
A law enforcement official says that the weapons were registered to Lanza’s mother.
The official says that a fourth weapon was found outside the school and that investigators have been going to shooting ranges and gun stores to see if Lanza had frequented them.
But the question is, who does socially awkward, a learning disability or autistic savant turn into a cold blooded killer capable of such a heinous crime and the unspeakable act of killing young children? Such actions require such a black heart and soul that it is incomprehensible for any of us to understand. So, was he just pure evil without a soul?
UPDATE I: If Adam Lanza was such a “deeply disturbed kid,” had major issues, was “subject to outbursts” and was a was a “ticking time bomb”... then some one needs to explain to me how he had any access and even knew that his mother was in the possession of registered guns? As stated at The Dana Show, this is not a problem of gun control, its one of mental illness. Lanza, like many other mass shooters were disturbed young men that no law could deter from their intended destruction. Why were the warning signs ignored?
He was dark and disturbed, a deeply troubled boy from a wealthy family who unnerved his neighbors and classmates.
Mass murderer Adam Lanza, 20, was a ticking time bomb, people who knew him told the Daily News.
“This was a deeply disturbed kid,” a family insider told the Daily News. “He certainly had major issues. He was subject to outbursts from what I recall.”
Lanza, who friends and officials said suffered from Asperger’s syndrome or a personality disorder, had a tortured mind.
UPDATE II: It is now being confirmed that Nancy Lanza, the murdered mother of shooter Adam Lanza, was not affiliated with Sandy Hook Elementary School. Sorry, but this is not a gun control issue as Adam Lanza did not purchase these guns, they were registered to his mother. However, I will say that this is more of an issue of dealing with mental illness in individuals and those who own guns to keep them away from the criminally insane of those who like to go to elementary schools and shoot children.
16 year old Natalie Woollerton has been missing since Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in Ocean City, NJ. last seen this past Wednesday morning, November 28th. Natalie was last seen when she voluntarily drove away from her home on the 1500 block of Central Avenue in Ocean City. She was driving her mother’s 2009 light blue Lexus IS250 with temporary New Jersey license plate P101925 or a second NJ license plate of SL487K. The rear of her mother’s Lexus may have damage due to a minor traffic accident. It is being reported that Natalie has no driving experience and is autistic.
Natalie is described as a 5-foot-7, white female weighing about 150 lbs. with brown hair and eyes.
Natalie Woollerton – Missing
Capt. Steven Ang of the Ocean City Police Department told the Cape May County Herald, “Natalie does not take any medications but may become confused if approached by law enforcement or unknown persons. Natalie does not have any driving experience and may be confused when driving on highways.”
If you have any information, please contact the Ocean City Police Department at (609) 399-9111.