AMBER ALERT: 5 Year Old Kenneth White Missing Since 12/18/14 in Berne, NY (Update: Boys Body Found 12/19/14) (Update: 19 Year Old Tiffany Van Alstyne Charged and Arrested in Boys Death)

ARREST MADE IN CASE OF MURDERED 5 YEAR OLD KENNETH WHITE …

On Thursday, December 18, 2014  the Albany County Sheriff’s Office activated the New York State AMBER Alert for missing 5 year old Kenneth White and began investigating the child’s abduction that occurred on Thatcher Park Road, in Berne, New York, at about 1:20 p.m. According to initial accounts, Kenneth White was being watched by the 19-year-old daughter of his legal guardians when the two men entered the house, pinned the woman to the floor and took the child.

Kenneth White

Two suspects forced entry into a home and abducted a 5-year-old boy, police said.

They fled the scene in an unknown make, 2-door black pickup truck with an unknown license plate. The truck was last seen traveling on Thatcher Park Road, police said.

The child is identified as Kenneth White. He is described as a white male with short, brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 3 feet 5 inches and weighs about 45 pounds.

Kenneth was last seen wearing jeans and a checkered white short-sleeve shirt.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall. The suspect was last seen wearing black clothing, including a ski mask, black boots and black gloves.

There was a second suspect, unknown race, wearing similar clothing.

Anyone with any information on this abduction is asked to call the Albany County Sheriff’s Office at 866-NYS-AMBER or dial 911 to provide information on a report or sighting.

UPDATE I: AMBER ALERT canceled after 5 year old Kenneth White found dead.

The Amber Alert for Kenneth White, the 5-year-old boy abducted from his Albany-area home Thursday afternoon, has been cancelled after the boy was found dead, state police announced.

The Amber Alert was canceled at 11:46 p.m. Thursday. A police K-9 unit found White’s body near the trailer he was abducted from, WNYT in Albany reported.

Apple told the Times Union that authorities have a “person of interest” in White’s death. His death is being considered a homicide, CBS 6 in Albany reported.

UPDATE II: Arrest made in the death of 5 year old Kenneth White.

An arrest has been made in the death of 5 year old Kenneth White; however, it is not who or what was initially expected. It turns out the initial account by the 19 year old babysitter was a hoax. Tiffany Van Alstyne, the boys cousin, has been charged with second degree murder. She was arraigned today and plead not guilty. She is being held without bail.

Tiffany Van Alstyne

Tiffany Van Alstyne

Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old woman in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy who police say was falsely reported to have been abducted from a home in upstate New York.

Tiffany Van Alstyne is charged in the death of Kenneth White, who authorities say was strangled and also suffered blunt force trauma to the head, reports CBS affiliate WRGB. The accused is a cousin of the victim. VanAlstyne’s parents have been the legal guardians of Kenneth, his twin sister and a 4-year-old sister since September.

Babysitter’s Story of Masked Intruders Unravels as She’s Charged in Strangulation Death of 5-Year-old.

Police began to question Van Alstyne – the daughter of Kenneth’s legal guardians. As cops interviewed Van Alstyne, they say her story began to fall apart. “Reports of the masked men and the black truck, those are false,” Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple told reporters on Friday morning. “We caught some contradictions in two different statements that were taken, so a few flags had popped. It’s a horrific case. We lost a 5-year-old child, a senseless death, who left behind a twin sister and a 4-year-old sister.”

Police believe that Van Alstyne killed White in the house and dumped him outside. “He was basically thrown away like a piece of trash,” said Sheriff Apple. “It is sinful and it is sad.”

On Friday, police charged Van Alstyne with second-degree murder as her mother, Brenda Van Alstyne, looked on. During the arraignment, Brenda Van Alstyne said that her daughter suffers from bi-polar disorder, The Times Union reported. Tiffany Van Alstyne pleaded not guilty and was sent to the county jail with no bond.

Amber Alert Issued 12/13/14 for Missing 4 Year Old Ricardo Alekzander Lara after Mother Found Dead at a Denton, TX Business … POI, 23 Year Old Ricardo Lara Martinez

An AMBER ALERT was issued Saturday night, December 13, 2014 for missing 4 year old  Ricardo Alekzander Lara after his mother, Maria Isabel Romero Medina, was found murdered at a Denton, Texas business. The 4 year old boy has not been seen since 12/12/14.  Police are looking for the boy’s biological father, 23 year old Ricardo Lara Martinez, in connection with his disappearance and Martinez is also a “person of interest” in the death of 27 year old Maria Isabel Romero Medina.  She was killed inside her workplace Saturday night at Sanchez Tax and Insurance at 1111 East McKinney Street shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday after a customer found the door locked. The Amber Alert was issued due to fears that the child could be in “grave danger.”

Police believe that the two may be on foot and still in the Denton area. However, no details were provided on where or when he was last seen in Denton.

Ricardo Lara Martinez

 Ricardo Lara Martinez Description:

  • 23 year old Hispanic male
  • brown hair and brown eyes
  • 5′-5″ tall and weighs 150 lbs. Police did not say what he was wearing, and no vehicle information was available.

Ricardo Alekzander Lara Description:

  • three feet tall, weighs 55 lbs.
  • brown hair and brown eyes.
  • He may have been wearing a blue shirt and shorts.

Ricardo Alekzander Lara_Ricardo Lara Martinez

Left, Ricardo Lara Martinez – right, Ricardo Alekzander Lara

Police were seeking the boy’s biological father, 23-year-old Ricardo Lara Martinez, in connection with his disappearance. Martinez was said to be a “person of interest” in the death of 27-year-old Maria Isabel Romero Medina.

She was killed inside her workplace Saturday night, Sanchez Tax and Insurance. Police won’t say how she was killed, but did say that Medina and Martinez were in a custody battle.

Denton police said Sunday that someone reported seeing the child and his father at a Houston convenience store. Martinez is also said to have ties to Chicago, Springfield, Missouri and Mexico City.

If you have information on the child or suspect’s whereabouts, contact the Denton County Sheriff’s Office  at (940) 349-8181 or 911.

20 Year Old Ashlee Armond Missing Since 12/13/14 in Long Beach, CA (Update: Found Deceased)

20 year old Ashlee Armond has been missing since Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Long Beach California. Ashlee  rmond was last seen just after midnight, leaving her best friend’s house in her vehicle from the area of 7th St. and Margo Ave. in East Long Beach (MAP). She was heading to her boyfriend’s house, located in the area of Palo Verde Ave. and Del Amo Blvd., also located in East Long Beach. However, Ashlee Armond never arrived.   The Long Beach Police consider Armond to be a critically missing person because all attempts to locate her have failed and she has never gone missing before.

Ashlee Armond_missing

Armond is five feet, two inches tall, weighs 110 pounds, is Hispanic, and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a red t-shirt and black yoga pants. She drives a green Honda Civic with license plate number 4YDU298.

If you have any information regarding Ashlee Armond’s whereabouts, please contact the LBPD at (562) 435-6711.

UPDATE I: Missing Long Beach woman found dead in submerged car.

Police located a green 2001 Honda Civic on Saturday night under water in the Los Cerritos Channel at the eastern end of Fifth Street east of Silvera Street, near Charles F. Kettering Elementary School. Inside the car was the body of Ashlee Armond, according to a statement from the Long Beach Police Department.

Police said Armond was driving east on Fifth Street when she failed to stop at the end of the roadway and drove into the channel. The street ends at a cul de sac, with a small strip of grass and a bikeway separating the dead end from the rocks embankment of the flood control channel.

8 Year Old Ranariah Harris Missing Since 12/8/14 in West Side of Chicago, IL (Update: Found Safe)

8 year old Ranariah Harris has been missing since Monday, December 8, 2014 in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Ranariah Harris was last seen about 7:30 a.m. Monday at George Leland Elementary School, 512 South Lavergne Avenue.

Ranariah Harris

Police said the girl was last seen wearinga navy and purple coat, a white t-shirt and navy pants. She was also carrying a Hello Kitty backpack that is black and pink, according to the statement.

Ranariah is 3-foot-9 and weighs about 65 pounds, police said.

If anyone with information regarding Ranariah Harris, please contact the Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

UPDATE I: Girl missing from Austin neighborhood found safe.

Posted December 9, 2014 by
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Gregory Graf, the Man Accused of Killing his Stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett, Videotaped Himself having Sex with Her Corpse (Necrophilia)

OH DEAR GOD, Just when you though humanity could not sink any lower … HELL HAS A NEW FUTURE MEMBER.

53 year old Gregory Graff had previously been arrested and charged with murdering his step daughter, Jessica Padgett. The police stated that Graf shot Jessica Padgett to death in what appears to be a sexual assault. Just when you thought this crime could not get any worse, it did. According to Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, Gregory Graf videotaped himself having sex with his stepdaughter’s corpse. That is correct, this sick SOB killed 33 year old Jessica Padgett, a mother of three, so that he could have sex with her corpse.   What is going on in this world? Jessica Padgett had been missing since November 21 when she was last seen  her job  at the Duck Duck Goose Child Care center. Her body was found on the property of Gregory Graf.

They walk among us.

Gregory Graf

Since Graf has such a perverse fascination with death, I think we should send him there.

The man accused of killing his stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett, videotaped himself having sex with her corpse, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Friday.

He said the video confirmed what Gregory R. Graf told investigators on the day he was charged with homicide last month: that he wanted to have sex with Padgett, and that he did so after she was dead.

Morganelli said he had concluded Graf killed Padgett in order to have sex with her body.

Necrophilia is best described as sexual arousal stimulated by a dead body.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States, the criteria for necrophilia are the presence, over a period of at least six months, of recurrent and intense urges and sexually arousing fantasies involving corpses that are either acted upon or have been markedly distressing.

The condition is not curable, Berlin said, but can be managed with a combination of sexual appetite suppressing medication and therapy.

Morganelli disclosed on Friday that Graf allegedly made a video of himself engaged in several sex acts with Padgett’s body, saying it was clear from the images that she was dead.

 

25 Year Old Pediatrics Resident Fehintola “FT” Omidele Missing Since 12/1/14 in Houston, TX (Update: Found Alive)

25 year old Fehintola Omidele has been missing since Monday, December 1, 2014 in Houston Texas. Dr. Fehintola Omidele is a  pediatrics resident at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital who was last seen by her family following a Sunday night dinner. She failed to show up for her job on Monday.  Fehintola Omidele’s (FT) cell phone was found in her Houston apartment; however, her car, a dark-gray 2011 Toyota Camry with Texas license plates of BZ2L971, was missing.

Fehintola Omidele

 Dr. Fehintola (FT) Omidele, a 25-year-old pediatrics resident at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, was last seen by her family following a Sunday night dinner, according to local reports.

When her family received word that she didn’t come in to work the next morning, they found her cell phone inside her Houston apartment but her dark-gray 2011 Toyota Camry missing outside.

UPDATE I: Search under way for missing doctor

Twenty-five year old Fehintola Omidele ate dinner with her family Sunday night but never made it to work the next day at the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Sunday was the last time her family saw her, according to the Dickinson-based Texas EquuSearch, a nonprofit search and rescue organization.

Omidele, who goes by FT, was born in Nigeria, but came to the United States with her family when she was eight — first to New Orleans for four years and then Katy, Texas where she became a standout student, graduating high school when she was 16 years old with a 4.3 grade point average.

 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts or disappearance is asked to contact the Houston police department’s missing person’s line at 713-731-5223.

UPDATE I: Missing doctor found alive in EL Campo, TX.

A Houston doctor who had been missing for several days has been found live.

Fehintola “FT” Omidele was located in El Campo Sunday, according to Equusearch.

Missing doctor found safe in El Campo.

Dr. Fehintola Omidele, who has been missing since Nov. 30, was found safe around 1 p.m. today after she called her sister and told her she was in El Campo.

There are still no details how she ended up in El Campo.

Eyewitness News is hearing that her family is headed there to meet her.

49 Year Old Rhonda Daugherty Missing Since 12/2/14 in Campbell County, TN

49 year old Rhonda Daugherty has been missing since Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Campbell County, Tennessee. Rhonda Daugherty of LaFollette was last seen in the Coolidge area of Campbell County. Nancy Kitts, the mother of Rhonda Daughtery, says that her daughter left behind her purse, cell phone, glasses, and car.  A command post has been set up at the Coolidge First Baptist church.

Rhonda Daugherty_missing

Missing –  Rhonda Daugherty

Rhonda Daugherty, 49, was last seen in the Coolidge area of Campbell County, according to a sheriff’s office release.

Daugherty has auburn hair and hazel eyes. She weighs about 150 pounds and is 5’3″ tall.

UPDATE I: $3,500 reward offered for information about missing woman.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office announced a $3,500 reward for any information about a missing woman.

Her husband, Charles Daugherty, said “I came home Tuesday evening around six o’clock and the doors were wide open and my wife was gone. All of her belongings were here. Her vehicle is here. Her cell phone is here and everything she owns is here, but she’s gone.”

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Rhonda Daugherty, please contact the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at 423-562-7446.

Posted December 3, 2014 by
Missing Persons | 3 comments

17 Year Old Hannah Thomas-Garner Missing Since 11/30/14 in Ashland, OR (Update: Sylvia Davis Also Missing, Planned to Runaway with Thomas-Garner)

17 year old Hannah Thomas-Garner has been missing since early Sunday morning, November 30, 2014 in Ashland, Oregon.  Hannah was last seen at a party Sunday near the 13 mile marker of Dead Indian Road in rural Jackson County.  She has not been seen since. Jayme Lynch, spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office stated that the car she was driving, a light blue 2012 Ford Focus, has been found abandoned Monday morning around 12:20 am in Shasta City, California. Hannah Thomas-Garner is a student at Ashland High School.

Hannah Thomas-Garner

Missing: Hanna Thomas-Garner

Description:

  • Hannah Thomas-Garner is a 17 year old white female
  • Blonde hair with dark roots
  • Blue eyes
  • 5 feet, 6 inches tall
  • Weighs 137 pounds
  • She has a piercing in each ear

Hannah Thomas-Garner_map

Missing Oregon teen’s car found in Mount Shasta:

Lynch declined to release the exact location, though deputies and Mount Shasta police officers were searching the area Monday.

Jamie Daughterty last saw her daughter, Thomas-Garner, at about 9 p.m. Saturday, when she went to bed after watching Hulu with her parents and playing on her cell phone at their Ashland home. While they went to bed, Thomas-Garner snuck out to go to a bonfire party, which she left at about 1 a.m., Daughterty said.

She may have given someone a ride home, Daughterty said.

UPDATE I: Stepfather says surveillance photo is likely Hannah Thomas-Garner … Sylvia Davis, who planned to runaway with Thomas-Garner, has also been reported as missing.

A girl who planned to runaway with missing Ashland teen Hannah Thomas-Garner has also been reported missing, police said Tuesday.

Thomas-Garner, 17, was last seen Saturday at a party in rural Jackson County, police said. She was picked up Monday while hitch-hiking near Mount Shasta, south of Ashland. Her car was found abandoned near Shasta City, California, on Monday, Ashland police said.

Sylvia Davis, who planned to runaway with Thomas-Garner, has also been reported as missing by her parents, Ashland police said. Davis, 15, reportedly arranged for an unidentified male to pick her up in Ashland.

Police said they have received surveillance video footage that may show Thomas-Garner in a convenience store in Redding, California, around 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Photographs from the video were shown to Thomas-Garner’s stepfather who said he thinks the girl in the surveillance video is the missing teen.

If any one has any information regarding Hannah Thomas-Garner, please contact the police at 541-482-5211.

Posted December 1, 2014 by
Missing Persons, Run away | one comment

21 Year Old West Chester University Student Shane Montgomery Missing Since 11/27/14 in Manayunk, PA

21 year old Shane Montgomery, a senior at West Chester University who was home for the Thanksgiving holiday was last seen by friends early Thursday morning at about 1:45 am, November 27, 2014, at a crowded bar in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA.  According to police, Shane Montgomery was asked to leave Kildare’s Irish Pub by a bar bouncer after Shane accidentally tripped into a DJ booth.  The bouncer and Montgomery’s cousins had told investigators he was “not falling-down drunk.” Further, the bouncer stated that he spoke to the missing West Chester University senior who apologized and left. Kildaire’s Irish Pub is located on the 4400 block of Main Street.

Description:

  • 5’11 white male
  • weighing around 135 pounds
  • Celtic cross tattooed on his back.
  • He was last seen wearing a grey shirt.

 

Shane Montgomery

UPDATE I: Search continues for Missing Student Shane Montgomery.

About 500 volunteers, led by Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue, were split into groups of 25. Many of them were carrying flyers, going door to door as they searched Main Street in Manayunk and the nearby banks of the Schuylkill River.

A tree lighting and caroling event scheduled for Saturday night in Manayunk was cancelled as a result of the search, and officials were planning to hold a candlelight vigil at Canal View Park.

Shane Montgomery_poster

UPDATE II: Reward up to $15,000 in case of missing West Chester University student.

The reward for a West Chester University student who went missing during the early hours of Thanksgiving has now increased to $15,000.

This comes as the FBI announced that Philadelphia Police asked then to join in the search for 21-year-old Shane Mongtomery.

UPDATE III: FBI Joins the Search for Missing College Student Shane Montgomery.

The FBI task force that helped find and rescue Philadelphia kidnap victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither has joined the search for missing college student Shane Montgomery.

As agents began reinterviewing witnesses in the Manayunk area Sunday, a police marine unit ended its inch-by-inch search in the frigid Manayunk Canal, failing to turn up any trace of Montgomery. The marine unit may next begin searching the nearby Schuylkill.

A law enforcement source with detailed knowledge of the investigation said the FBI was questioning the staff at Kildare’s Irish Pub, where the West Chester University student, 21, was last seen early Thanksgiving Day, after partying with friends.

UPDATE IV: Day 5 & Still No Sign of Missing College Student Shane Montgomery.

UPDATE V: Reward raised to $25,000 for information on missing  Shane Montgomery.

UPDATE VI: Reward Climbs to $31,000 in Search for Missing College Student

The suburban Philly university is holding a candlelight vigil Wednesday in support of the search for Shane Montgomery, the 21-year-old who went missing early Thanksgiving morning, as the reward money for clues to his whereabouts climbs to $31,000.

Classmates of the 21-year-old West Chester University senior gathered outside the Sykes Student Union Wednesday at 6 p.m. for a candlelight vigil.

UPDATE VII: Candle Light Vigil for Shane Montgomery.

If anyone has any information regarding Shane Montgomery, please contact police at 215-686-3353.

Body of Missing Ohio State Buckeye University Football Player Kosta Karageorge Found in a Dumpster Near Campus with Gun, Apparent Suicide

Tragic news to report in the case of missing Ohio St. football player  Kosta Karageorge …

The body of missing 22 year old Ohio State University defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was found Sunday in a dumpster near the college campus. It is reported that there was also a hand gun was recovered in the dumpster as well. Sgt. Richard Weiner, with Columbus police, said that Karageorge died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The body was found inside the dumpster was identified at the scene through tattoos.

Weiner said a woman and her son were digging through the dumpster when they discovered his body at East 6th Avenue and Courtland Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Police also discovered a handgun.

He was last seen leaving his East 7th Avenue apartment on Wednesday when he went for a walk at 2:00 a.m. His body was found a tenth of a mile from that location.

Columbus Police Sgt. Rich Weiner discusses the death of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, whose body was discovered Sunday afternoon.

Ohio State Football Player Found in Dumpster With Gun

The body of Ohio State University defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was found today in a Dumpster near campus, along with a gun, Columbus Police said.

“At this time, there’s a lot of questions that we’re still trying to work out,” Sergeant Rich Weiner told reporters. “He was found inside of the Dumpster, the handgun was found inside of the Dumpster with him.

‘‘At this time we are able to confirm through tattoos here at the scene that it is the body of Kosta Karageorge,’’ Weiner said.

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