15 year old Leah Charistine Baysden has been missing since Monday, August 24, 2015 from New Hanover County, North Carolina. She left last Monday in a white car that her parents had not seen before, taking with her enough clothing for about 2-3 days. Leah is known to frequent the Carolina Beach area, as well as Rocky Point. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Detectives is asking for your help in the case of this missing teenage girl.
If you have any information on where Leah may be, please contact the NHCSO Detective Division at (910) 798-4297, or the NHCSO Front Desk at (910) 798-4161. Or leave a tip.
Jeffrey Fairbanks, the Father of Missing Janna Rivera Arrested in Marion County and Charged with Murder & Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death
NO BODY, NO CRIME???
Jeffrey Fairbanks, the father of missing and presumed dead 3 month old Janna Rivera, has been arrested in Marion County, Indiana and charged with murder and the neglect of a dependent child resulting in a death. The Marion County Prosecutor’s office is expected to release more information about the arrest Friday. 3 month old Janna Rivera has been missing since Friday, May 29, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Authorities searched for the missing baby, including looking for the infant at a local landfill. It was suspected from the outset of this missing person case that the child was deceased. Initially, Fairbanks told Eyewitness News at the time the child died of natural causes, then he placed her body in a dumpster at an east Indianapolis apartment complex. Janna’s remains have never been found.
The father of missing baby Janna Rivera was arrested Thursday in Marion County and preliminaryly charged with murder and neglect of a dependent resulting in death.
In July, Jeffrey Fairbanks told FOX59 he put Janna, who was 3 months old at the time, in a dumpster. Her body has never been located.
Investigators with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) told FOX59 previously that Fairbanks is the only person of interest in this case. Fairbanks told investigators Janna died in her sleep.
16 Year Old Marley McKenna Spindler Missing Since 8/20/15 from Myrtle Beach, SC (Update: Found Safe)(Update: Charged with Filing a False Police Report)
16 year old Marley McKenna Spindler has been missing since August 20, 2015 when she was last seen leaving a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina restaurant. According to reports, Marley was seen leaving a Chick-fil-A in Myrtle Beach around 7:30 a.m. on the day she went missing in a 2002 silver Ford Escape with South Carolina tag KFI-776. She has not been seen or heard from since.
Police are looking for a 16-year-old girl who was last seen leaving a Myrtle Beach, S.C., restaurant on Aug. 20, reports CBS affiliate WBTW.
Marley McKenna Spindler was last seen at a Chick-fil-A in Myrtle Beach around 7:30 a.m. on the day she went missing.
The teen was driving a 2002 silver Ford Escape with South Carolina tag KFI-776, according to police.
Horry County Police Lt. Raul Denis said information received by authorities indicates Spindler is likely alone and there is no evidence of foul play at this time.
The flyer describes the 16-year-old as standing 5 feet 8 inches, weighing approximately 100 pounds with light brown hair and hazel eyes. Spindler was last seen wearing long blue jeans, a white flowery tank top and gold sandals, with a cross-body style purser, a Vera Bradley book bag and Vera Bradley lunchbox, according to the flyer.
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UPDATE I: Marley was last heard from at 8:42 a.m.
According to police, Marley was last heard from at 8:42 a.m. that Thursday morning in a group text with her friends. Her aunt told Dateline NBC the teen sent the group a cryptic text saying someone was following her. “They all thought she was joking, and didn’t think that much of it,” said Long. “They are also teenagers and didn’t want to tattle on their friend if she was cutting school. They didn’t think anything bad had happened. But now we’re all scared.”
That afternoon, when his daughter missed her routine check-in call, Jay Spindler called Marley’s cellphone, which was answered by a clerk at the Ocean Reef Resort saying the phone had been found earlier that day in their parking lot.
UPDATE II: FBI Joins Hunt for Missing South Carolina Teen.
The FBI has joined the hunt for missing South Carolina teen Marley McKenna Spindler, who disappeared last week on her first day of school.
“The FBI has offered their help,” Lt. Raul Denis of the Horry County Police Department tells PEOPLE. “We will welcome any help we can get. We want to find her safe and soon.”
If anyone has any information related to Spindler’s disappearance is asked to contact the Horry County Police Department or call the Tip Line at 843-915-8477 (843-915-TIPS).
UPDATE III: Missing Teen Marley McKenna Spindler Found Safe.
Missing South Carolina teen Marley McKenna Spindler has been found safe in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, according to the Horry County Police Department.
The teen was found safe at approximately noon Wednesday by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and will soon be reunited with her family.
Mount Pleasant Police have confirmed that a “filing false police report” charge has been filed in connection with the case of Marley McKenna Spindler, the 16-year-old who went missing last Thursday, and was found in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday.
At about noon on Wednesday, Mt. Pleasant police pulled over a silver Ford SUV near the Ravenel Bridge, according to a heavily-redacted police report. The vehicle description and plates matched the vehicle that 16-year-old Spindler allegedly drove off in when she went missing from the Myrtle Beach area on Thursday, August 20.
Police then took the subject to the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, and detectives from the Horry County Police Department arrived to conduct an interview. During the interview, she told detectives that she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted during the time she had been reported as missing.
Detectives searched the subject’s SUV for evidence of the assault, and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner conducted an exam in the hopes of collecting forensic evidence of the alleged assault suspect’s identity.
While taking the subject back to the police department from the hospital, a Mt. Pleasant officer continued to discuss what happened to the subject, and realized that there was an inconsistency in her story: she originally said she was alone with the sexual assault suspect, but at one point said the suspect drove “us” down Highway 17. The subject then said she would be honest about everything.
Horry County Police again interviewed the subject. Once they got out of the interview room, they advised Mt. Pleasant Police that the subject had fabricated the entire story.
It was determined that the subject is going to be charged with filing a false police report, the report states.
AMBER ALERT Issued for Missing 3 Year Old Keegan Elijah Waterman in Alpena Township, MI … Could be Headed to Tennessee with his mother, Christina Marie Waterman
An Amber Alert has been issued for 3 year old Keegan Elijah Waterman. Keegan Elijah Waterman was last seen at 2660 East Grant St. in Alpena Township around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. The missing 3 year old was taken by his mother, Christina Marie Waterman, and are believed to be headed to Tennessee. Her vehicle was described as being a tan 2000 Chevy Tahoe with a Tennessee license plate of U4758V.
Michigan State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 3-year-old, that they say may be en-route to Tennessee.
According to CBS Detroit, Police said 3-year-old Keegan Elijah Waterman was last seen at 2660 East Grant St. in Alpena Township around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.
He is a 4-foot-3 black male that is 55 pounds, and was last seen wearing a diaper and sandals.
Police said the child may be en-route to Tennessee with his mother, Christina Marie Waterman. Her vehicle was described as being a tan 2000 Chevy Tahoe with a Tennessee license plate of U4758V.
Anyone with information was asked to call 911 or contact the Michigan State Police Alpena Post at 989-354-4101 or Michigan State Police Operations at 517-241-8000.
UPDATE I: suspect stopped for directions in Indiana.
A woman at the center of a Michigan Amber Alert may have stopped in Indiana to ask for directions, according to Indiana authorities.
24 Hour News 8’s sister station in Indiana reports the woman, 38-year-old Christina Waterman, is believed to have stopped in Delaware County, northeast of Indianapolis, for directions. Authorities told WISH-TV someone advised her to get onto I-70 to head to North Carolina.
In an interview with MLive.com, Lamay said he went to bed Sunday, Aug. 16, around midnight and woke up at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, unable to find his son.
“He wasn’t playing with toys, and I knew something was wrong,” Lamay said. “I looked all around the house, I looked out the back door, and I noticed the curtain was pulled over the sliding door all the way.
“It’s a feeling you can’t describe. I’m numb.
5 Year Old Peyton Upchurch Missing Since 8/17/15 in Woodward, OK … 25 Year Old Mother Brittany Woolery Believed to Be With Her
5 year old Peyton Upchurch has been missing since August 17, 2015 in Woodward, Oklahoma. The 5 year old missing girls was last seen in the 1400 block of Madison just after 3:45 p.m. The police are reporting that Peyton has a medical or physical disability. Police believe that she is with 25 year old Brittany Woolery, the girls mother. Woolery is being sought by authorities. Peyton is listed as missing and endangered. According to Woodward Police officials, Brittany Woolery was expected to surrender the child to the child’s father on a temporary custody order scheduled to be carried out at the Woodward County Courthouse Monday at 1 p.m.
Officials said Peyton Upchurch was last seen in the 1400 block of Madison just after 3:45 p.m.
Officials said the girl has a medical or physical disability.
The Woodward News reported that the girl’s mother, Brittany Woolery, 25, is also being sought by authorities and Upchurch is believed to be with her.
Woolery is believed to be traveling in a white Ford Taurus or a black four-door vehicle. Authorities said she could be headed to Texas, Oklahoma City or Nebraska.
If you see Brittany Woolery or Peyton Upchurch please call the Woodward Police Department at 580-254-8518.
16 year old Joanna Renee Henry has been missing since August 7, 2015 in Kent County, Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff Department is stating that Joanna Renee Henry left her Cannon Twp. home on August 7, between 3:45 p.m. and 5:41 p.m. They have also stated that Joanna has run away before, but has never been gone this long. She suffers from bi-polar/depression and is possibly without her medication. The missing teens mother said her daughter may be with her boyfriend. The boyfriend has closed his Facebook account, and her daughter’s cell phone isn’t on.
The Kent County Sheriff Department is asking the public for help in locating a missing 16 year old. Investigators say Joanna Renee Henry left her Cannon Twp. home on August 7, between 3:45 p.m. and 5:41 p.m.
They say Henry has run away before, but has never been gone this long. Investigators do not believe foul play is involved, but say the teen suffers from bi-polar/depression and is possibly without her medication.
Joanna is described as a white female, 5’10″, 190 pounds, medium length blond hair, hazel eyes, a tattoo of “Faith” on the left side of her rib cage, and a tattoo of a cross on her right pinky.
Anyone with information on Henry’s location, is asked to call the Kent County Sheriff Department at 616-632-6357 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.
13 year old Stephanie Zuniga has been missing since Sunday, August 9, 2015 from the Southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. According to a missing person alert from Chicago Police, Stephanie Zuniga has been missing from the 2700 block of South St. Louis since August 9.
Missing: 13 Year Old Stephanie Zuniga
Stephanie Zuniga has been missing from the 2700 block of South St. Louis since Aug. 9, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
She is described as a 5-foot-6, 115-pound Hispanic girl with brown eyes, brown hair and a light brown complexion, police said. She was last seen wearing a leopard-print shirt, navy blue leggings and black gym shoes.
She has been known to frequent areas of 25th Street between St. Louis and Christiana, Trumbull between 27th and 28th and the intersection of 26th and Homan, police said.
Anyone with information about her is asked to call 911 or contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.
Search Continues for Missing Queen Mary II Crew Member Who Went Overboard Saturday Off the Coast of Newfoundland
The search continues for the missing crew member aboard the Queen Mary II who went overboard Saturday morning off the Coast of Newfoundland. The Queen Mary 2 was traveling from Southampton to New York and is due to stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Monday. According to the Cunard cruise line, the ship has turned around to retrace its voyage to search for the missing person, however, foggy weather is hampering the search. Cunard did not provide details of the incident but says it is working closely with local authorities.
The crew of the luxury liner Queen Mary II were searching on Saturday for a crew member who went overboard off the coast of Newfoundland.
The cruise line, Cunard, said the ship had turned around to retrace its voyage in order to search for the missing person, but was being hampered by foggy weather.
“We have clearly established that the crew member went overboard earlier this morning,” Cunard said in a statement.
Cunard did not provide details of the incident but said it was working closely with local authorities.
The Queen Mary II, Cunard’s flagship, was travelling from Southampton to New York and was due to stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Monday.
15 Year Old Shyanne Pike of Lawrence, Massachusetts Missing Since 8/12/15 at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH
15 year old Shyanne Pike, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, has been missing since Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Salem, New Hampshire. according to Salem Police., Shyanne Pike was last seen leaving Canobie Lake Park by herself at 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. She was at the amusement park with a group from the Lawrence Boys & Girls Club. Shyanne was last seen wearing a yellow Lawrence Boys & Girls Club T-shirt and jean shorts.
Shyanne Pike, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was last seen leaving Canobie Lake Park by herself around 3 p.m. She was at the amusement park with a group from the Lawrence Boys & Girls Club.
Shyanne’s foster parents reported her missing around 5:11 p.m.
Shyanne is approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs around 208 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.
Shyanne was last seen wearing a yellow Lawrence Boys & Girls Club T-shirt and jean shorts.
Anyone with information on Shyanne’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Salem Police Department at 603-893-1911.
5 Year Old Jerold Joseph Williams Missing Since 8/6/15 Near Jacob Lake in Northern Arizona (Update: Body of Missing Boy Found)
5 year old Jerold Joseph Williams went missing on Thursday, August 6, 2015 near Lake Jacob in Northern Arizona. According to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado City boy went missing at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday while chasing grasshoppers 100 to 200 yards from his campsite. His mother said she lost sight of him, and she and others from the campsite looked for Jerold for the next four hours. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. of a report of a missing 5-year-old boy at a campsite 12 miles south of Jacob Lake.
Missing:Jerold Joseph Williams
Coconino County authorities are searching for a 5-year-old boy who went missing from a campsite about 12 miles south of Jacob Lake.
According to Gerry Blair with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Jerold Joseph Williams and his mother were camping with 15 to 20 friends and relatives at an unimproved campsite in the area of Highway 67 off of Forest Service Road 241. The area lies within the northern portion of the Kaibab National Forest.
Jerold was chasing grasshoppers when his mother lost sight of him at approximately 1:30 p.m., according to sheriff’s office spokesman Gerry Blair.
Jerold is described as a white male, approximately 3 feet 6 inches tall and about 35 pounds. He has a thin build, light complexion, brown eyes and brown hair that is cut very short. He had visible facial abrasions and was last seen wearing a gray or tan shirt, blue jeans, hiking boots and long underwear.
Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies were immediately dispatched to the campsite. Upon their arrival they spoke with the missing child’s mother who identified her son as Jerold Joseph Williams. According to Mrs. Williams, she and her son were with 15 to 20 other friends and family members who were camping in the area.
Coconino County Sheriff’s Office posted a notice Friday night on its Facebook page that the case is still active and ongoing with ground and air resources. The post noted that radio and phone communication is limited in the search area, which may account for limited updates.
The typical Kaibab National Forest area is high mountainous area, Kane County Director of Emergency Services Alan Alldredge said.
From what members of his Search and Rescue Team who assisted in the search Friday said, it sounds like pretty heavy forest, Alldredge said, maybe a lot of downed trees in the area that made it kind of hard to work their way through.
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Gerry Blair said rescuers searched for Jerold Joseph Williams by air and foot on Friday and continued during the night with ATVs and foot patrols.
U.S. Air Force helicopters equipped with night vision will continue scouring the rugged terrain in a remote area north of the Grand Canyon, Blair said.
Heavy rains and 40-mph-plus winds Friday limited the amount of time searchers were able to utilize aircraft and created extremely muddy conditions, according to Blair.
Improved weather conditions Saturday aided the approximately 300 to 350 searchers and allowed for the use of more air resources, Blair said.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information to contact the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 928-774-4523.
UPDATE IV: Body of missing 5-year-old boy found in N. Ariz.
The search for a missing 5-year-old boy who wandered from his family’s campsite north of the Grand Canyon last week ended Monday evening when searchers located the child’s dead body, officials said.
Coconino County sheriff’s officials did not immediately release further details. A sheriff’s spokesman said the body was found in an area with poor cell reception and, as a result, communication with investigators was limited.