3 Year Old Owen Collins Missing Since 1/17/15 in Bluffton, IN (Update: Body Found, Three People Arrested: Zachary S. Barnes, Breanna J. Arnold, Unidentified 16 Year Old Boy)
3 year old Owen Collins has been missing since January 17, 2015 in Bluffton, Indiana. Owen was last seen at about 8 pm Saturday at his home when his parents put him to bed. His parents say when they woke up, Owen was gone. The police went to a home in the 500 block of Normandy Drive at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to check on the residents’ welfare and couldn’t find the child. Bluffton Police are currently looking for a missing autistic boy.
Owen Collins – Missing
Police said at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, officers went to a residence in the 500 block of Normandy Drive to do a welfare check. Owen Collins, 3, couldn’t be found inside. Police, firefighters and citizens searched the area, but couldn’t find the boy. Investigators are also interviewing the people inside the home.
Owen is 3 feet 1 inch tall with blonde hair, blue eyes and has a one-inch scar under his left eye. He was last seen wearing dark pants.
UPDATE I: Bluffton Police Searching for Missing Boy.
Police interviewed residents of the home and conducted a search in the area.
According to a 21Alive viewer, Bluffton Police and the fire department used sonar on a pond near the boy’s home, as well as K-9′s, but did not find anything.
Viewers on our 21Alive Facebook page say Owen was last seen around 8 p.m. Saturday at his home when his parents put him to bed. They say the parents woke up and found the boy was gone.
Bluffton police said they’ve recovered a body in a rural Wells County woods believed to be a missing 3-year-old boy.
Just before 8 p.m. Sunday, officers with the Bluffton Police Department and Indiana State Police recovered Owen’s body in the woods in rural Wells County. Bluffton Police Chief Nathan Huss said police were led to the area after interviewing people in Mobile Manor. The spot where the body was found is more than 10 miles away from the home police were called to for the welfare check.
Three people have been arrested in connection to the death. They face the following preliminary charges:
Zachary S. Barnes, 30, Bluffton: neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Level 1 felony; abuse of a corpse, a Level 6 felony
Breanna J. Arnold, 21, Bluffton: neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Level 1 felony;
Unidentified 16-year-old boy, Marion: abuse of a corpse, a Level 6 felony
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Owen, please might be should call the Bluffton Police Department at (260) 824-3320.
So sad and heartbreaking …
The body of missing 4 year old autistic boy from Jayden Morrison has been found in a pond in Little River, SC Friday morning. The 4 year old boy from White Plains, SC had been visiting his grandmother who lived in Little River, when he went missing the day before Christmas. Jayden was reported missing about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2014 after his grandmother, Carolyn Sumpter, noticed he was not with his two siblings after his mother, Tabatha Morrison had left for a shopping trip to Wal-Mart. Many individuals from throughout South Carolina and even North Carolina had been searching Friday morning for Jayden; however, the Horry County Coroner Robert Edge confirmed that the boy’s body had been found.
Jayden Morrison – Horry County, SC, Police Department Facebook page
The body of an autistic 4-year-old boy from Westchester County who had been missing since Christmas Eve has been found in South Carolina.
Coroner Robert Edge told local media outlets that the body of Jayden Morrison was found in a pond in Little River on Friday morning.
The White Plains boy went missing while his grandmother was watching him as his mom shopped for presents.
A Morgan Nick Amber Alert has been issued for 2 year old Malik Drummond. The toddler has been missing since Sunday night, November 23, 2014 in Searcy, Arkansas. Malik was last seen around 5:45 pm on Sunday at his home in the 700 block of West Park Avenue around 6:30 pm. Malik is considered autistic and appears to have walked away from his home. The level two alert was activated early Monday morning according to Arkansas State Police.
Malik is autistic, and was last seen in his bedroom around 5:45 p.m.
He’s described as 3 feet tall, 40 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and brown pants with stripes.
Anyone with information should call 911 or the Searcy Police Department at (501) 268-353.
Police, firefighters, neighbors, friends, and family members continue the search for missing 2-year-old Malik Drummond into the late night and early morning hours.
Police say the little boy walked away from his home on the 700 block of West Park Avenue around 6:30 Sunday night.
The FBI has joined in on the search for Malik Drummond, a 2-year-old boy who was been missing since Sunday night. Arkansas State Police issued a Morgan Nick Amber Alert on the night of his disappearance.
Volunteers are now searching a creek on the other side of Beebe Capps Expressway for any signs of the child. The Searcy Police Department has moved their command post to the St. Mary Church at Park Avenue and Sowell Street; this is where volunteers need to go first before joining the search.
UPDATE II: Missing child’s father: “Just bring my son home”.
The father, mother, and grandmother of the missing toddler spoke to KATV on Monday. With Malik missing for more than 24 hours, the family says they are getting desperate.
“He’s so little, you know? He doesn’t know his way around, and he doesn’t have nothing on but a t-shirt and some pants and shoes…that’s it,” Malik’s mother Tanya Drummond said.
Malik’s father, Jeff Clifton, experienced the loss of a child almost ten years ago. He says that nightmare is haunting him again.
“The main thing is for him to be home safe, it’s not to get anybody in trouble. The main thing is to just bring my son home,” Clifton said.
THV11 spoke with the boy’s mother who said she’s not giving out hope. Tanya Drummond was with her mother and some other family members at the volunteer checkpoint Tuesday evening.
The mood had changed since Monday night, and many people THV11 spoke with are now thinking the child did not wander away from the home by himself.
Drummond said, “We think he was kidnapped, but we’re not sure. Worse comes to worst, that’s what we think.”
If you have any information on the missing child call Searcy Police at 501-268-3531.
Missing Child Alert Issued for 8 Years Old Peyton Blodgett Missing Since 10/25/14 in Macclenny, Florida (Update: Missing 8 Year Old Boy Found, Taken to Hospital)
A missing child alert has been issued for 8 year old Peyton Blodgett in Macclenny, FL. on Saturday morning, October 25, 2014. Peyton Blodgett was last seen at his grandmother’s home in the area of the 6800 block of State Road 121 in Macclenny, Florida. The 8 year old is also said to be low functioning autistic. The Baker County Sheriff’s Office says the grandmother and her boyfriend went out to do yard work while Peyton and his 5 year old sister watched TV.
A Florida missing child alert has been issued for Peyton Blodgett, a white male, 8-years-old, 4 feet tall, weighing 40 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes; last seen in the area of the 6800 block of State Road 121 in Macclenny, Florida, wearing white and a blue tie-dye t-shirt, blue jeans, black & white zebra-striped socks, and green tennis shoes.
The sheriff says deputies searched the grandmother’s home over five times and couldn’t find Peyton.
They called in K-9 units to track his scent, and brought in officers on four-wheelers to search the wooded area around the home.
Even neighbors stepped in to help.
“My mother’s house is a couple houses down and it was one of the abandoned houses they couldn’t get access to so I helped them get into the house to search,” said Beck Heyes.
But as the day turned to night, there was no sign of Peyton.
“It’s going to get cold, he’s going to be hungry, he’s going to be scared to death and he’s autistic which makes it even more urgent,” said Heyes.
The Baker County Sheriff’s Office along with the FBI, The Florida Department of Law Enforment and Highway patrol are out again on Sunday.
Peyton has not been found as of 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Missing Persons Department took over the search Saturday night. They will search until local officials return Sunday morning.
The Jacksonville Dive Team will be arriving to the scene at 7 a.m. Sunday to search two nearby ponds. More K-9 units will be brought to the scene. The Baker County Sheriff’s Office will also return to the search area at 7 a.m. Sunday.
Sheriff Joey Dobson said a pond near the address he was last seen at, 6863 South SR 121, his grandmother’s residence, will be searched by divers tomorrow. That’s also when authorities will give the grandmother and her boyfriend, seven-time felon Jerry Carter, lie-detector tests, he said.
“They were outside and [Peyton] was inside. He just disappeared,” said Sheriff Dobson, adding that the youth’s parents were in Gainesville today.
Peyton was last seen in blue jeans and a blue shirt with Daytona on the front and black sneakers.
Most of Mr. Carter’s convictions are for non-violent offenses, save an aggravated assault count on a law enforcement officer, the sheriff said.
“I don’t think it will turn out good,” he conceded.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child, please contact the Baker County Sheriff’s Office at 904-259-2861 or 911.
The search is over for an eight-year-old boy with autism reported missing over the weekend, authorities said.
Peyton Blodgett was found safe and appeared to be in good condition, but he remained in critical condition at last check Monday night, a spokesperson for Wolfson Children’s Hospital told First Coast News.
Authorities from several agencies had been searching for Blodgett, the subject of a Florida Missing Child Alert, for two days since his reported disappearance Saturday.
“We have found Peyton Blodgett, probably the best day in 18 years that I’ve had,” said Dobson.
Bizarre: Harrisburg, PA Mother Kimberly Tutko Said She Didn’t Know Her 8 Year Old Mentally Disabled Son Had Been Dead in Home for Days
A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania mother, Kimberly Tutko, stated that she did not know that her 8 year old severely mentally disabled had died in her home until her husband told her four days after the fact. HUH? According to accounts, Kimberly Tutko noticed a strange odor coming from the 3rd floor of their home along the 2100 block of Green Street. Her husband, Jarrod Nicholas Tutko, brought down their son, Jarrod Jr., who had been dead for four days. The mother called 911 and police The 8 year old deceased child was severely mentally disabled and was diagnosed with autism, failure to thrive and Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic defect, that causes intellectual disability, behavioral and learning challenges. It’s not clear how the child died; however, an autopsy is scheduled for this week. According to court records, 38 year old Jarrod Nicholas Tutko Sr. was charged with endangering the welfare of children, concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse. His bail was set at $500,000.
The mother of a boy found dead in an uptown Harrisburg home said her husband waited about four days to reveal to her that their son had died.
Kimberly Tutko said she noticed a strange odor coming from the third floor of her Green Street home Friday night.
Her husband, Jarrod Nicholas Tutko, went upstairs and came back with body of their eight-year-old son, Jarrod Jr., wrapped in a sheet and laid him on the bathroom floor, she said.
Believing the boy had just died, Kimberly Tutko said she pulled the sheet back and quickly realized he had been dead for several days.
Kimberly Tutko said her husband told her the child died on Tuesday.
“I said to him ‘Why didn’t you say anything?’” Kimberly Tutko said. “He said he was too afraid to say anything because of other kids in the house.”
Kimberly Tutko said she understands people will find it difficult to believe she did not know her son was dead. YA THINK!
The couple has five other children, ages 13, 12, 10, 6 and 3, were removed from the home Friday night and place in protective custody. Several of the children suffer from serious medical conditions. The children are being cared for by the county children and youth specialists.
It was August 15, 2006 when Liz and husband David Carroll said on that 3 year old Marcus Fiesel disappeared in an Anderson Township, OH park. This sparking a search by thousands of volunteers that lasted several days. Marcus’ mom Liz Caroll tearfully begged people to help find her son, all the while she knew exactly what had happened and what she did to this poor child.
Marcus Fiesel, RIP
The death of 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel, who authorities said was killed by his foster parents in 2006, will be featured on “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” 10 p.m. Sunday on the Investigation Discovery channel.
The one-hour show includes an interview with Liz Carroll, Marcus’ foster mother, who is serving a life prison sentence after her conviction in a Clermont County Common Pleas Court in 2007.
Investigation Discovery, one of the sister Discovery Channel networks, can be found in Greater Cincinnati on Time Warner Channels 1139 (HD) and 139, and on Northern Kentucky Time Warner Channels 948 (HD) and 471, and Cincinnati Fioptics Channels 675 (HD) and 275.
What really happened to Marcus as Liz Carroll was providing crocodile tears …
Liz and David Carroll wrapped Marcus in a blanket, bound him with duct tape and left him in a hot closet without food and water while they went out of town for a weekend family reunion, prosecutors said.
After finding him dead, David Carroll and his live-in lover, Amy Baker, took Marcus’ body to a rural area and burned it with gasoline. Then they threw the remains in the Ohio River.
The horrific 2006 murder of 3 year old Marcus Fiesel, a special needs Foster child, was one that shocked the senses of everyone, including myself. However, from the outset of the case of missing Marcus Fiesel, some thing just seemed to be wrong. Flashback to 2006, Scared Monkeys followed the events from the outset and had posted some rather critical articles of the foster parents accounts, obviously striking a nerve with Liz Carroll. The posts prompted Liz to leave a comment on Missing & Exploited web page that was far from PG rated and some what threatening. Needless to say it was forwarded to authorities. That very next morning, as fate would have it, Liz and David Carroll were arrested in the death of Marcus Fiesel.
Newspapers and television stations in southwest Ohio have followed every step in the case, and now that his foster parents have been charged, the story has grabbed the attention of media outlets throughout the United States.
There are Web sites that feature photo albums, message boards, chat rooms and slide and video shows. One of those is www.scaredmonkeys.com, dedicated to exploited and missing children. “Red,” one of the site’s co-founders, said after news of Marcus’ disappearance was linked to his Web site, he received an e-mail from Marcus’ foster mother. She chastised the site for their portrayal.
“As soon as she did that, well, it was like, she’s guilty,” Red said Friday from his office in Maine. “You knew this was going to end bad. The radar just went up. It raises the hair on the back of your neck. When you kill your son, and go public pleading for help, it brings it to a special level of hell.”
He said Marcus’ story has drawn widespread coverage because people are so “disgusted by it.” (Middletown Journal)
Here is one comment from Liz that we were able to print. Too bad she was lying through her murderous teeth.
First, I would like to state that the most important thing that everyone should be concerned about is finding my son. My family’s past and living arrangements have absolutely nothing to do with finding him. My family left our home to avoid media and multiple stangers from sitting outside our house at all hours. We have cooperated 110% with the detectives and have stayed in touch with them on a daily basis. Again, my family has done nothing wrong, we love and miss Marcus. I regret going to the park, not sitting down and not eating that morning. My family and I take day care and foster care children to King’s Island, Water parks, town parks, YMCA, aquariums, carnivals, festivals, and many more places. Since this incident, I have not been left alone and we haven’t taken out kids anywhere but school shopping. I am begging for anyone and everyone that reads this to PLEASE help me find my son. I know that I will not be able to care for him after this incident but I still need to know that he is alright. PLEASE call crime stoppers with ANY possible leads!!!!!!Thank you.
Comment by Liz-Foster mother | August 28, 2006
14 year old Eliceo Cortez has been missing since Friday, May 16, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY. Eliceo was last seen at 105 Oriental Blvd. around 2 p.m. Correction, the missing autistic teen was last seen around 3 pm on Friday at the Sheepshead Bay subway station on the Q line. Cortez was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black Converse high-top sneakers.
Eliceo Cortez of 2119 Beverly Road was last seen in front of 105 Oriental Boulevard on Friday afternoon. He is 6? 1? tall and weighs 135 pounds, and has a long scar down his back.
He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black converse hi-top sneakers.
In addition to autism, Eliceo is suffers from other mental disorders, according to police.
Cops are looking for a missing 14-year-old autistic boy who disappeared after leaving his Brooklyn school and boarding a city bus.
Eliceo Cortez was supposed to take his school bus home from the Leonard M. Goldstein High School in Manhattan Beach Friday. But instead, he was last seen getting on a nearby B49 bus at Oriental Blvd. near West End Ave. about 2 p.m.
He never showed up at his home in Ditmas Park.
Reavis said cops told her a train conductor spotted her son riding a Q train in Sheepshead Bay Friday. His mother said he regularly cut class but had never disappeared overnight on his own.
Police have released new photos of a missing autistic teenager and updated his last known whereabouts.
Authorities now say 14-year-old Eliceo Cortez was last seen at the Sheepshead Bay Q-line train station around 2:38 p.m. Friday. Police had previously said he was last seen at 105 Oriental Blvd. around 2 p.m
If anyone has any information with regards to this missing person, please 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 mother of a 14-year-old autistic boy from Brooklyn who was found safe after he disappeared on Friday said her son spent the weekend playing games at Dave & Busters in Times Square, 1010 WINS reports.
Eliceo Cortez was found in good health in the area of Oriental Boulevard around 7 a.m. Monday, police said. Sources said a school guidance counselor heading to work spotted Eliceo on the street, CBS 2?s Andrea Grymes reported.
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.