MISSING JESSIE BARDWELL MAY HAVE BEEN FOUND …
Richardson police have found body in an isolated part of Collin County, Texas Thursday evening in a heavily-wooded area along County Road 551 near Farmersville. The body was transferred to a medical examiner’s office to be positively identified; however, it is believed that this is Jessie Bardwell. Members of her family will be providing DNA. Jessie Bardwell has been missing for 10 days. She went missing on Mother’s Day. Her boyfriend, Jason Lowe, has already been charged with her murder based on blood and other evidence found in his muddy SUV in his garage.
Tips in the case of a missing woman led police to a body in an isolated part of Collin County.
Richardson police found the body Thursday evening in a heavily-wooded area along County Road 551 near Farmersville.
The discovery came as police worked tips in the Jessie Bardwell case. Electronic data from a car computer and a cellphone led them to the spot in Farmersville.
“This is not something you come across every day in a rural area. It’s something that may have been there for several days, maybe even weeks. And so certain expertise was required to handle this crime scene and we wanted to make sure that we had the best available to handle it,” said Sgt. Kevin Perlich, with the Richardson Police Department.
Bardwell has been missing for 10 days. She went missing on Mother’s Day and her boyfriend, Jason Lowe, is facing a murder charge based on blood and other evidence found in his muddy SUV in his garage.
EgyptAir Flight 804 Vanishes From Radar with 66 People Aboard … Terrorism or Mechanical Failure? (Update: Plane “Swerved and then Plunged”)
EgyptAir Flight 804 vanished from radar.
CNN is reporting that EgyptAir Flight 804 vanished from radar on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard. There were 56 passengers, including one child two babies and 10 crew members. The plane disappeared from radar about 10 miles after entering Egyptian airspace. Search teams have been sent to last recorded location of the plane about 30-40 miles north of Egtpt’s coast. According to reports, weather conditions were clear and calm when the plane crossed over the Mediterranean Sea.
EgyptAir Flight 804 vanished from radar on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard, the airline said Thursday.
The plane was flying at 37,000 feet when it lost contact overnight above the Mediterranean Sea, the airline tweeted. French President Francois Hollande said he had been told the flight crashed.
It’s too early in the investigation to say for sure what caused the disaster, and at this point experts say anything from mechanical failure to the terrorism is a possibility.
A distress signal was detected in the general vicinity where the flight disappeared, said Capt. Ahmed Adel, a vice chairman at EgyptAir. The signal was detected at 4:26 a.m. — about 2 hours after the jet vanished, he said. Adel said the distress signal could have come from another vessel in the Mediterranean. But the Egyptian armed forces stressed that they had not received a distress call. There’s no confirmed information on the status of the missing plane, Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said.
The EgyptAir flight “swerved and then plunged” before its descent into the Mediterranean, the Greek Defense Minister said during a news conference.
“At 3:37am local time, immediately after the aircraft entered Cairo airspace at 37,000 feet, the aircraft swerved 90 degrees left and then 360 degrees to the right and descended from 37,000 feet to 15,000 feet and then 10,000 feet, when we lost the signal,” Panos Kammenos told reporters in Athens.
French President Francois Hollande told a press conference that the plane had crashed, but said it was too soon to speculate as to the cause.
“No hypothesis can be ruled out,” he said.
Egyptian and Greek authorities are searching for the plane, which was flying at an altitude of nearly 37,000 feet when it disappeared from radar shortly before it was due to land.
Almost immediately after entering Egyptian airspace the plane swerved sharply and then lost altitude before it dropped off radar, Greece’s Defense Minister Panos Kammenos told a press conference.
When the plane vanished it was about 175 miles away from Egypt’s coast, according to officials. [...]
Airbus — the maker of the plane — said in a statement that it regretted to confirm that “an A320 operated by Egyptair was lost” over the Mediterranean Sea.
French and Egyptian officials stressed they were closely cooperating to determine what caused the crash. Radar showed no adverse weather in the area at the time of the jet’s disappearance.
Egyptian and Greek authorities were focusing search efforts in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Greek military confirmed that one of its frigates and two of its aircraft were assisting in the operation about 130 nautical miles south-southeast of the island of Karpathos.
Was Terrorism to blame?
Egypt’s prime minister says he can’t “rule out” the possibility that a terrorist attack brought the plane down. He says there was no “distress call” but there was a “signal” from the plane.
A search was launched to find the downed aircraft, but an Israeli newspaper quoted witnesses as saying they saw a fireball in the sky around the time the plane disappeared.
The Greek Defense Minister said the flight abrupt turns, suddenly lost altitude and then vanished from radar.
UPDATE IV: Egyptian minister says plane crash search widens.
Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathi said Egypt-Greek search for debris of crashed EgyptAir plane off Greek island of Karpathos is expanding.
Hours after the plane disappeared on Thursday, Fathi told reporters in Cairo that the diameter of the search area will widen, moving further south of the island.
Meanwhile, Egypt’s chief prosecutor Nabil Sadek says he has ordered an “urgent investigation” into crash of EgyptAir plane. Sadek instructed the National Security Prosecutor to open an “extensive investigation” in the incident.
Greece’s defense minister, Panos Kammenos, says Greece has a submarine on standby which is participating in a NATO exercise about 100 miles (160 kms) away from the presumed crash area, while F-16 fighter jets stationed on Crete could also be used if necessary. The country already has a navy frigate, two military transport planes and a radar plane participating in the search and rescue operation, while he said Egypt had sent a C-130 military transport plane and two F-16s.
France is providing Falcon navy support aircraft, he said, while Greece has contacted the US and Russia, and the American side has offered and Greece has accepted the help of a maritime support aircraft.
9 Year Old Carlie Marie Trent Found Alive by Donnie Lawson & Roger Carpenter in Hawkins County, TN … Gary Simpson Arrested
Carlie Marie Trent found SAFE!!!
9 year old Carlie Trent was found safe yesterday by two men, Donnie Lawson and Roger Carpenter, in Hawkins County, Tennessee. The two men were searching isolated areas in the back country of northeastern Tennessee on Thursday when they came upon Carlie Trent and her uncle, Gary Simpson. Roger Carpenter, a Baptists minister, held the uncle at gunpoint, while the other man, Donnie Lawson, called the authorities. Carlie Trent had been missing since May 4, when Simpson, an uncle by marriage, picked the girl up from her elementary school in Rogersville.
Gary Simpson was arrested and taken into police custody. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn stated that the Gary Simpson is being charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and may face additional charges. According to accounts, Carlie appeared to be OK; however, she was taken to the hospital to be checked out and evaluated.
Two men searching the back country of northeastern Tennessee on Thursday found a 9-year-old girl who has been missing for more than week and held the uncle accused of abducting her at gunpoint until police arrived, authorities said.
Donnie Lawson and Roger Carpenter found Carlie Marie Trent in Hawkins County, the same rural part of the state she had disappeared from on May 4 after police said her uncle Gary Simpson took her out of school without permission, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said at a news conference.
Lawson and Carpenter were acting on law enforcement appeals to search isolated areas on all-terrain vehicles, Gwyn said. Carpenter, a Baptist minister, held Simpson at gunpoint while Lawson went to call police.
“This is just two heroes that went onto the property just to see, by chance, could they be there,” Gwyn said. “And they were.”
59 Year Old ASU Professor Debra Schwartz of Tempe Missing During a Camping Trip Near Sedona, AZ (Update: Found Deceased)
59 year old Arizona State University professor Debra Schwartz has gone missing while camping by herself in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, AZ.She was last seen on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in Oak Creek Canyon. According to authorities, a campsite host at Pine Flat Campground contacted the department at about 9:07 a.m. Friday, after he visited Swartz’s campsite to check on her, since she had not paid to extend her time there. According to the Sheriff’s Office, when deputies arrived at the campsite, they found Schwartz’s car, her assembled tent and various camping gear. It appeared Schwartz left the campground and did not return.
Schwartz is described as a white woman, who is 59 years of old, about 5 feet 4 inches tall and 160 pounds. She has green eyes and brown hair. The Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety are conducting ground and aerial searches of the area.
If you have seen her, please contact the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-338-7888, 928-774-4523 or call Silent Witness at (928) 774-6111.
Law enforcement officers, including many with search and rescue, are currently looking for a missing ASU professor in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona.
Debra Schwartz of Tempe has not been seen in a couple of days.
Gerry Blair with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Department told 12 News the campsite host at Pine Flat Campground contacted the department at about 9:07 a.m. Friday, after he visited Swartz’s campsite to check on her, since she had not paid to extend her time there. The campsite host said she was camping by herself.
“We found her car; her tent was at the camp intact,” Blair said. “She left a number of [things] behind.”
When the Deputies arrived at Pine Flats, they found Schwartz’s vehicle and her assembled tent and other camping equipment. It appears that she left her campground for an unknown destination and failed to return as scheduled, authorities said.
Authorities from several agencies are searching for a missing Arizona State University professor.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Debra Schwartz was last seen on May 4 at Pine Flat Campground in Oak Creek Canyon.
Detectives are conducting a missing person investigation, trying to learn what happened before Schwartz disappeared. Anyone with information about her location or the circumstances around her disappearance is asked to call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-338-7888.
Authorities have found the body of missing Arizona State University professor Debra Schwartz near Oak Creek Canyon.
Officials said a three-member technical rescue team was searching an unnamed slot canyon below the rim of Oak Creek Canyon around 11 a.m. when they discovered her body.
“This technical rescue team completed two rope rappels to make their way into the canyon to a spot where they were able to see the body and then a third rappel to actually reach the body,” according to Gerry Blair with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.
AMBER ALERT Issued for Missing 9 Year Old Carlie Trent of Rogersville, TN … Uncle Gary Simpson Suspect (VIDEO)
AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR 9 YEAR OLD CARLIE TRENT …
9 year old Carlie Trent of Rogersville, Tennessee has been missing since May 5, 2016. She never came home from school on Wednesday. According to Hawkins County Schools Director, Steve Starnes, “The individual who picked up Carlie Trent on May 4th had been designated in writing by the parent as having authority to pick the child up from school.”
57 year old Gary Simpson, the uncle by marriage of missing Carlie Marie Trent, picked his niece up at the school Wednesday after noon and removed her from school under false pretences.. The missing person case began as an endangered child alert late Wednesday night but was upgraded to an AMBER Alert by Thursday morning. Gary Simpson is believed to be driving a white Dodge Caravan with a dark stripe down the middle and Tennessee plates 173GPS.
Carlie Trent was removed from school Wednesday by her uncle by marriage, Gary Simpson, 57, under false pretenses, according to TBI. Police say Simpson told school officials Trent’s father was in a car accident and she may not be in school on Thursday as well. They said Simpson has no custodial rights to Carlie and their whereabouts are unknown.
Call the Rogersville Police Department at 423-272-7555 if you have information.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now issuing an AMBER alert for a missing 9-year-old Rogersville girl. Thursday morning, the alert was escalated from an endangered child alert after authorities issued a warrant for kidnapping.
Carlie’s mother Shannon Trent said, she just wants her daughter home as quickly as possible.
“I don’t understand why he did this,” said Trent. “I’m confused, our whole family is confused. We just want her back.”
Trent said as they wait for answers, she is just asking for one thing:
“Please bring her home, Gary…safe,” said Trent. “Carlie…we love you so much. Gary, please bring her home.”
Warrants for Kidnapping have been issued for Simpson as he has no custodial rights to Carlie. Their whereabouts are currently unknown, but officials believe they could be in Virginia or surrounding areas near the Tennessee, Virginia line.
Simpson was last seen driving a white 2002 Dodge Conversion van with Tennessee License Plates: 173GPS. The van has a dark stripe down the middle with light gold running boards and chipped paint on the hood.
Carlie Trent is described as 4 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 75 pounds. Carlie has blue eyes and blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a black and grey tank top and blue jeans.
Simpson is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 157 pounds. Simpson is balding and has brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a brown cap, a dark colored shirt and jeans.
The public is urged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463) if you have seen Carlie Trent, Gary Simpson or the listed vehicle they are believed to be traveling in.
Authorities in Tennessee said Saturday that a reward for information leading to the safe recovery over a missing 9-year-old girl has been set at $12,500.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said law enforcement officials continued searching for Carlie Marie Trent of Rogersville in the eastern part of the state. The bureau said it’s working through more than 100 tips it has received since an Amber Alert was issued Thursday.
“At this time, however, there have been no credible sightings of Carlie Trent, Gary Simpson, or the van in which investigators believe the two may be traveling,” investigators said in a statement. “Though their whereabouts are currently unknown, investigative efforts suggest they may be out of public view and in an isolated area, such as a campground or park.”
UPDATE III: New video released in case of missing Tennessee girl.
New video released on Saturday from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Carlie Trent and her uncle Gary Simpson shopping at a Rogersville grocery store shortly after she went missing.
The TBI also announced a new reward is being offered for Carlie’s safe return.
The U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission confirmed the discovery of the single-engine vessel on which Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, both 14. The 19-foot Seacraft vessel was found March 18 by the Norwegian ship Edda Fjord about 100 miles off the coast of Bermuda or about 1,000 miles from where Stephanos and Cohen were last seen before setting off on their fishing trip. The boat was discovered off Bermuda nearly eight months after they vanished on July 24, 2015. Their vessel had initially been found by the Coast Guard two days after the teens were last seen; however, although Coast Guard rescuers located it near New Smyrna Beach, the vessel wasn’t secured and floated away. Now the boat has finally been found.
A marine supply store sticker and engine serial number helped authorities identify the boat of two Florida teens who went missing at sea last summer.
The discovery of the single-engine vessel on which Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, both 14, got lost at sea during a burst of severe weather on July 24 was confirmed Saturday by the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
The 19-foot Seacraft vessel was found March 18 by the Norwegian ship Edda Fjord about 100 miles off the coast of Bermuda, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss said in a statement. There was no immediate indication of what happened to the missing boys.
The boat, which was in the shipping lane, was removed from the water by the crew of Norwegian ship, according to Doss. Personal items were found on board, including a cell phone and plastic tackle boxes.
The marine store sticker and engine serial number helped identify the owner, Doss said.
An AMBER ALERT has been issued in Middle and East Tennessee for missing 12 year old Steven Merriman of Cookeville, TN. According to The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Steven Merriman was last seen with his noncustodial mother Sheila Randolph. They are reportedly travelling in a 1995 Chevy Blazer with TN tags N71-32B. Investigators stated that the 32-year-old mother took the child from school in Cookeville around 3:15 on Wednesday.
An AMBER Alert was issued Wednesday for a 12-year-old boy in the areas of Middle and East Tennessee.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Steven Merriman was last seen with his noncustodial mother Sheila Randolph.
Randolph allegedly took him from school in Cookeville, Tennessee, at 3:14 p.m. She is wanted for custodial interference.
Steven was last seen wearing plaid shorts and a grey T-shirt. He is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds.
They are reportedly travelling in a 1995 Chevy Blazer with TN tags N71-32B. It’s unknown which direction they’re going.
Investigators believe they are traveling in a 1995 Chevy Blazer with TN tag N71-32B. Their direction of travel is unknown, but Randolph has ties to Walling, Spencer and Rock Island, Tennessee.
Merriman was last seen wearing plaid shorts and a gray t-shirt. He is 5’2? tall and weighs 100 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
Randolph is 5’3? tall and weighs 190 pounds.
The “unknown” male also believed to be with Randolph and Merriman is 6-feet tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Steven Merriman please contact Cookeville Police Department at 931-526-2126 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
31 Year Old Nicole Mittendorff Missing Since 4/13/16 Update: Car Found in Shenandoah National Park Over the Weekend)
31 year old Nicole Mittendorff of Woodbridge, VA has been missing since Wednesday, April 13, 2016, however, she was reported missing Friday, when she failed to show up for her scheduled shift as a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. Her last known contact with friends and family was Wednesday, April 13, when she sent a text message at about 10:50 a.m., according to the Facebook page, Find Nicole. Mittendorff has blonde hair, green eyes, is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds.
Authorities in Virginia are searching for a missing woman whose abandoned car was found in Shenandoah National Park over the weekend.
Nicole Mittendorff, 31, of Woodbridge, Va., was reported missing on Friday, two days after her last contact with her family. Her 2009 Mini Cooper was found Saturday evening in a parking lot located in a remote area of the park.
Virginia State Police and U.S. Park Police suspended the ground and air search for Mittendorff Sunday evening after a second day without success. Operations will resume Monday morning.
Police say Mittendorff’s disappearance is not considered suspicious at this time.
Family members told The Washington Post that they reported Mittendorff missing after she failed to show up for her scheduled shift as a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue first responder, an action they described as highly unusual.
VSP is searching for a missing Woodbridge, Va., woman whose vehicle was discovered Saturday (April 16, 2016) evening in Madison County. Nicole K. Mittendorff, 31, was reported missing to the Virginia State Police April 15, 2016. Her 2009 Mini Cooper was found abandoned shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday in in the Shenandoah National Park.
State police and U.S. Park Police spent the night searching by ground and air for Mittendorff. Search efforts are still underway Sunday (April 17, 2016)
Anyone with information about Mittendorff is asked to call the Virginia State Police at 703-803-0026, dial #77 on a cell phone, call 911 or email email@example.com.
Human Remains found in a Houston Pasture are those of a 17 Year Old Jessica Cain who disappeared in 1997 … Convicted Felon William Reece Pointed Authorities to the Location
The remains of 17 year old Jessica Cain who disappeared in 1997 have been positively identified according to the Harris County medical examiner’s office on Friday. Forensic experts used DNA to identify her. The remaining of the missing teen girl were found in a Houston area pasture. According to reports, William Reece, who is serving a 60-year sentence for a 1997 kidnapping, assisted authorities in the search and pointed authorities to the location. Investigators zeroed in on the field on East Orem Dr. thanks to a tip from an inmate named William Reece.
Tim Miller with Texas Equusearch assisted in the search for Jessica’s remains said the following, “I was there the day she disappeared on the original search, and this is not the news her family wanted to hear, but not knowing is usually worse.” Miller further went on to say, “They now have the opportunity to go through that grieving process. And realize that Jessica’s not coming back and get into that healing process.”
Human remains found in a Houston pasture are those of a 17-year-old girl who disappeared in 1997, the Harris County medical examiner’s office said Friday.
The remains of Jessica Cain, who disappeared after dining with friends, were identified through DNA analysis, said Audrey Carter, an investigator with the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
A convicted kidnapper who might be linked to other violent crimes pointed investigators to the location of the remains. Investigators dug for more than three weeks in a rural pasture on the edge of Houston before finding the remains on March 18.
William Reece, who is serving a 60-year sentence for a 1997 kidnapping, assisted authorities in the search. Reece, 56, also recently led authorities to remains identified as those of 20-year-old college student Kelli Cox, who had been missing from Denton in North Texas since 1997.
Reece’s attorney, Anthony Osso, has said his client ultimately hopes to avoid the death penalty by cooperating with authorities.
Cain disappeared in 1997; her truck found abandoned on the side of I-45 near the exit to her home. Her case remained unsolved until detectives began searching a southeast Houston field in February of this year. After nearly three weeks of searching, skeletal remains were found.
The man who led investigators to the site is William Reece, who has been the prime suspect in Cain’s disappearance. A handcuffed Reece was spotted in the field over the few weeks the search took place, walking around with investigators.
After Cain’s remains were found in southeast Houston, Reece led investigators to a field in Brazoria County near Angleton. After a week of digging, investigators found what were later identified as the remains of Kelli Ann Cox.
Cox disappeared from the town of Denton in 1997.
45 year old Patrick Shunn and his wife, 46 year old Monique Patenaude have been missing since Monday, April 11, 2016 in Arlington, Washington. Two days after a married Arlington couple disappeared under suspicious circumstances, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding them. Anyone who has information about the investigation should call the sheriff’s anonymous tip line at 425-388-3845.
A man says his brother and his wife have disappeared from their Arlington home and have not been seen since Monday.
Erik Shunn wrote KIRO 7 Tuesday saying his brother Patrick Shunn, and Patrick’s wife, Monique Patenaude, are missing under unusual circumstances after an ongoing dispute with a neighbor.
Shunn says they were last seen Monday at 11 a.m. and were supposed to go to a concert with their neighbors later that day, but never showed up.
Calls to the couple’s cellphones go directly to voicemail and their dogs and livestock have been left unattended.
“What makes this suspicious for detectives is the fact that Patrick and Monique, it’s very unusual for them not to be in touch with family and friends this long,” Snohomish County Sheriff’s spokesman Shari Ireton.
Shunn went to work Monday, but he failed to show up Tuesday at his job at an aircraft-interior refurbishing firm in Kirkland. Meantime, Patenaude was last seen about 1?p.m. Monday near the couple’s home in the 27800 block of Whitman Road, near the site of the Oso mudslide.
“Their disappearance is considered suspicious because it’s unusual for them not to be in touch with their work or their family and friends,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said Wednesday.
“Both vehicles are gone from the house and both cellphones have been shut off,” the uncle added.
Detectives with the sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit are now investigating and looking for the couple’s vehicles: a tan 2000 Land Rover Discovery, with the Washington license-plate number AR02639; and a black 1995 Jeep, with the Washington license-plate number of WB02789.
Court records show the couple are now embroiled in a legal dispute with neighbors, some of whom Shunn and Patenaude claim have repeatedly trespassed on their property near the Stillaguamish River with recreational vehicles and unleashed dogs. A trial on the civil case has been set for later this year.