The Search for Missing Cargo Ship El Faro Finds 225 Sq. Mile Debris Field Found After Ship Vanishes in Hurricane Joaquin (Missing ID’s: Jeremy Riehm, Steven Shultz and Keith Griffin)

The Coast Guard continues to search for the missing US flagged cargo ship El Faro that vanished during Hurricane Joaquin. Searches have found a 225-square-mile debris field.  According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Edward Vallee, “At the time the ship went missing, Joaquin was churning through the southeastern Bahamas with winds sustained at 125 mph. Seas were observed up to 30 feet along with blinding rain and strong winds.”

A 225-square-mile “debris field” was discovered by crews looking for signs of a cargo ship carrying 28 Americans that vanished during Hurricane Joaquin — a frantic search entering its fifth day.

The Coast Guard said it had scoured 70,000 square nautical miles of the Atlantic as the search resumed at daybreak Monday.

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Jeremy Riehm, 46, Steven Shultz, 51, and Keith Griffin named by their families as among the missing

Three more Americans were identified among the 33 people on board the El Faro container vessel, which hasn’t been heard from since Thursday. A distress call indicated it had lost power and was taking on water as it sailed through the Bahamas at the height of the hurricane.

South Florida men Jeremy Riehm, 46, and Steven Shultz, 51, were named by their families as among the missing, according to NBC affiliate WBBH. A third American was identified as Keith Griffin.

CNN: Coast Guard finds debris field in search for El Faro.

Sadly, the fact that the US Coast Guard has found an oil slick in the debris field may mean that the ship broke apart.

The U.S. Coast Guard reported Sunday evening that it had discovered a 225-square-mile debris field in the Caribbean Sea during its search for missing container ship El Faro.

The Jacksonville, Florida-based El Faro, which was carrying a crew of 28 Americans and five Polish nationals on its way to San Juan, Puerto Rico, went missing near the Bahamas last week as Hurricane Joaquin, with winds blowing at 130 mph, passed over the archipelago.

Sunday’s discovery of the debris field, which consisted of Styrofoam, wood, cargo and other items, according the Coast Guard, came only hours after the agency said searchers had found “multiple items,” including an oil sheen, life jackets and containers in the same search area.

Endangered Alert Issued for 2 Year Old Rainn Peterson Missing Since 10/2/15 in North Bloomfield, OH (Update: Found Alive!!!)

UPDATE …  2 year old Rainn Peterson Found Alive!!!

An Endangered Alert has been issued for 2 year old Rainn Peterson who has been missing since Friday, October 2, 2015 in North Bloomfield, Ohio. According to Trumbull County authorities, the toddler went missing at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday and was last seen at 7759 State Route 45 in North Bloomfield. The missing 2 year old’s grandparents reported her missing stating the toddler just wandered off. The authorities have searched the woods and are also questioning sex offenders in the area.


Rainn Peterson was reported missing by her grandparents. She was wearing a purple long sleeved shirt, gray pants and multi-colored pink and lime green shoes.

Missing from: North Bloomfield, Ohio
Missing since: 10/2/2015
Missing age: 2
Current age: 2
Date of birth: 8/19/2013
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White
Height: 3 ft 0 in.
Weight: 24
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: BrownTrumbull County 911 Supervisor Eric Luketic said Rainn was last seen at 7759 State Route 45 in North Bloomfield.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Trumbull County Dispatch Center at (330) 675-2730.

UPDATE I: Search Continues for Missing Toddler.

UPDATE II: Authorities call off search for missing 2-year-old girl in Trumbull County.

Saturday morning just after 10,  Trumbull County Sheriff deputies told FOX 8 they have called off their search for the missing toddler..

UPDATE III: Great grandmother, who authorities say has temporary custody of the little girl.

Altiere says the search is still on for the child who was last seen at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the State Route 45 home of her great grandmother, who authorities say has temporary custody of the little girl.

The Sheriff says he is talking with the great grandparents inside the church and that they have been very cooperative.

Altiere says that Rainn’s Mother, Brandi Bennett was out with a friend at the time of the disappearance.

That differs with what Bennett, told 21 News  Friday night when she said she was at work and her grandmother was watching her three children. The great grandmother was upstairs doing the dishes. She called for the children to come up for dinner but, Rainn was nowhere to be found.

Bennett says her two sons, ages 3 and 4, said that Rainn had gone upstairs but, the grandmother never saw her.

“We can’t find her anywhere. We looked everywhere, in the house, outside and I just hope that if anyone finds her they please call us as soon as possible because she is two years-old and she’s little and she’s out there all alone,” said Bennett.

More than half a dozen cruisers from the Sheriff’s Department were at the great grandparents home for most of the morning.  Some of the cruisers left the house shortly after 9:30 a.m.

UPDATE IV: MIRACLE … Missing Trumbull County toddler found alive!!!

Just after 6 p.m. Sunday, a volunteer found missing Trumbull County toddler Rainn Peterson alive curled up in some tall grass off Peck Leach Route, just off SR 45 where the family lives, in North Bloomfield. The Trumbull County Sheriff said she was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. When he put Rainn into the ambulance, she was “as fine as can be expected.” No more details are available yet. Stay with WKYC as we learn more from authorities.

UPDATE V: “I found baby Rainn”.

Fox 8 reported that Rainn Peterson was located approximately one mile south of the home where she had last been seen. She was taken to a local hospital and reported to be in stable condition.

Trumbull County Sheriff Tom Altiere told the station that the little girl was found by a volunteer searcher who was riding through the field on a four-wheeler. Authorities said Rainn was wearing the purple shirt and gray pants she was reported to be wearing when she disappeared.

“She appears okay and we are so thankful,” Altiere told the station.

The volunteer who found the baby told a 911 dispatcher he came across the missing child sleeping in some tall grass.

“I found baby Rainn and she’s alive!” were the unidentified man’s first words to the dispatcher.

Search Continues for Missing US Cargo Ship El Faro Caught in Hurricane Joaquin … 28 Americans Aboard Cargo Ship

The search continues for the missing US flagged cargo ship El Faro which left Jacksonville, Florida, en route to Puerto Rico on Tuesday.  According to accounts, at 7:20 a.m. Thursday, the Coast Guard said it received notification that the ship had lost propulsion and had a 15-degree list as the ship was caught in the middle of Hurricane Joaquin. There has been no communication with the ship since. There are 33 crew members aboard the cargo ship, 28 of which are Americans that is currently lost at sea.

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Search crews are continuing to look for a U.S. cargo ship caught in Hurricane Joaquin, one day after a life ring from the ship was found.

U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force planes and helicopters are looking for the El Faro across a broad expanse of the Atlantic Ocean around Crooked Island today. They resumed their efforts at first light.

The U.S. Coast Guard found a life ring Saturday – the first trace of El Faro. The discovery serves as validation that search crews are in the right area.

Two additional life rings have been found, the Coast Guard said, but it’s unclear if they belonged to the ship.

The 790-foot cargo ship vanished 72 hours ago, near the eye of Hurricane Joaquin. The ship is carrying 28 U.S. citizens, as well as five Polish nationals.

El Faro was traveling from Jacksonville, Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico as Joaquin churned over the Atlantic Ocean. The ship sent a distress signal at 7:20 a.m. Thursday saying it had lost electricity, was taking on water and listing at 15 degrees.

UPDATE I: Search for missing cargo ship in Bahamas enters third day.

Search-and-rescue crews found three life rings in waters to the northeast of Crooked Island in the Bahamas, about 75 miles (120 km) from the ship’s last known position before it went missing, the Coast Guard said on Sunday.

The Coast Guard confirmed that one of the life rings was from the El Faro.

“Because we found a life ring doesn’t tell us anything more than that we are searching in the right area,” said Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Bobby Nash.

The Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force sent out four C-130 search and rescue planes at dawn on Sunday, and at least one Coast Guard ship was headed to the area, Nash said.

11 Year Old Alex-Zander DeVore Missing Since 9/26/15 in Kansas City, MO (Update: McDonald’s Surveillance Video Pic)

11 year old Alex-Zander DeVore has been missing since Saturday, September 26, 2015 in South Kansas City, Mo. The boy goes by the name of Zander. According to police, Alex-Zander DeVore walked away from his home Saturday morning while doing chores outside. The boy was last seen near a McDonald’s near 87th Street and Blue Ridge Blvd where a man was seen buying the boy a sandwich. The encounter was captured on surveillance video.

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Missing: Alex-Zander DeVore

On Saturday FOX 4 spoke to Trina Merriott, the mother of Alex-Zander DeVore, who said her son has been missing since 10 a.m.  She said he was last seen by family in his father’s backyard doing chores.

Police say around 12:30 p.m. Alex-Zander was spotted at a McDonald’s located near 87th and Blue Ridge Blvd., where a man reportedly bought the boy a sandwich, but police said there was no indication the man did anything other than that.

“A man in a Kansas City hat and a red shirt bought him food and nobody can confirm if they left together or if he left by himself,” said Merriott.

Police are describing Alex-Zander as five feet tall, weighing around 100 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. His mother said he has recently had his hair cut and did not have a shirt on when he left his home. She said he was wearing black basketball shorts and white, blue and red Nike tennis shoes.

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From McDonald’s surveillance video via Fox4KC

UPDATE I: Surveillance video Shows Missing Boy Last Seen at local McDonald’s where a man bought him a meal.

Police reviewed surveillance video that shows the child inside the McDonald’s and a man in a ball cap paying for both their lunches, Police then say the man and Zander left at similar times.

However, police says right now it does not appear to be a kidnapping, so no Amber Alert has been issued.

Detectives say after having a conversation with a clerk who saw both the boy and the man, it did not make it sound like Zander was forced to do anything he was uncomfortable with and told officers the boy just seemed hungry.

If you see Zander or know any information about the man seen with him at McDonald’s, call 911 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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34 Year Old Heather Barcarellas Missing Since 9/25/15 in Kent County, MI (Update: Found Safe)

34 year old Heather Barcarellas has been missing since Friday, September 25, 2015 in Kent County, Michigan. She is believed to have left her home between 5:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Heather is described as a white female, 34-years-old with blonde hair and brown eyes approximately 5’8? and 135 lbs.

Heather Barcarella

Family members reported Heather (Lynch) Barcarella missing Friday evening, it’s believed she left her home between 5:45p.m.  and 10:15p.m.

She did not have access to a car and it is unknown if she walked or if someone drove her from the home.

Deputies say Heather left all of her personal belongings and does not have her required medication with her.

She is described as a white female, 34-years-old with blonde hair and brown eyes approximately 5’8? and 135 lbs.

If anyone has any information on Heather Barcarellas whereabouts is asked to contact the Kent County Sheriff’s Department at (616) 632-6100.

UPDATE : Heather Barcarellas found safe.

Kent County Dispatch says Heather (Lynch) Barcarella is safe after being located on Saturday.  They did not say where or how they were in touch with her.

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Two Boys, Eddie & Larry, Missing Since 9/22/15 from Boalsburg, PA Found by Reporter Covering Their Disappearance

WHEN THE MEDIA DOES A GREAT THING … KUDOS to Centre Daily Times reporter Shawn Annarelli!!!

Nine year old Eddie and 7 year old Larry had been missing since Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in Boalsburg, PA. The State College Police Department stated that the two children  were last seen waiting for their school bus in Boalsburg around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday.


Eddie is 9 years old, about 4’8″ inches tall, and was last seen wearing a bright blue fleece jacket, a blue, green and white backpack, dark blue jeans, glasses and sneakers with bright yellow laces.

Larry is 7 years old, about 3’4″inches tall, and was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt, brown sweatpants, blue sneakers, and a grey and black backpack with a spider design.

UPDATE I: Reporter Finds Two Missing Boys While Covering Their Disappearance.

An amazing thing happened to Shawn Annarelli, a reporter for the Centre Daily Times who was covering the story of the missing boys, he not only found himself covering the story of the missing boys, he found the two missing boys.  FANTASTIC JOB!!! This is what happens when the MSM decides to do investigative journalism and not just lazily report on a story and go through the motions. It is not very often we make a member of the media, the hero of the week, however, Shawn Annarelli certainly deserves it. A JOB WELL DONE SIR!!!

Centre Daily Times reporter Shawn Annarelli was reporting on two missing brothers, aged seven and nine, who were supposed to board a school bus in Boalsburg on Tuesday morning but never showed up for class.

While covering the story, he set out to find a police officer to chat with, he told INSIDE EDITION.

“I was about 15 yards away from the rest of the media. I was going to talk to a police officer… when I hear two voices and see some rustling leafs,” he said.

Annarelli decided to follow the sounds and movement into the wooded area near the search party.

“I said to myself ‘What if? What if they’re right there?’” he recalled. “I made my way down (a) little path and after I turned one of these tiny little bends, I see two kids crouching down as far as they could and two full backpacks sticking up. I thought ‘Sweet! I got them!’ and then I thought ‘Oh no, I got them.”

Posted September 25, 2015 by
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Police Searching for Missing Adult Woman Who Intentionally Jumped Into Niagara Falls

The authorities are searching for an woman who reportedly intentionally jumped into Niagara Falls. The incident took place near Prospect Point at around 6 p.m. when the adult woman in her 40′s is said intentionally jumped into the Falls with the intent to harm herself.  According to News 4, a bystander took video of the incident and the authorities now have that video and are using it in their investigation. Rescue workers have yet to find her.

Police were searching for a woman who went over Niagara Falls on Saturday evening.

New York Park Police said the woman, described as a white female in her 40s, went into the water near Prospect Point at around 6 p.m. “with an intent to harm herself.”

Body Found at Homeless Camp in Pomona, CA Identified as Missing 33 Year Old Ontario Mother Sally Mityas (Update: Manhunt Underway for Boyfriend’s Brother, Tomas Sarinina)

The body of 33 year old Sally Mityas has been found at a homeless camp in Pomona, California. The coroner has determined the cause of death as homicide by a sharp force injury to the chest. Sally Mityas was last seen on September 4, 2015 when she left her home 1600 block of Briar Avenue without taking her three children, car or cellphone. When she didn’t return, her boyfriend, Eddie Sarinina, reported her missing. The two, Eddie Sarinina and Sally Mityas, lived in the home with their children, ages 1, 5 and 7, and Sarinina’s two brothers. Mityas had just had an argument with her boyfriend’s brother over money.

According to the Ontario Police Department, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office issued a $1 million warrant for the arrest of Tomas Sarinana.

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Tomas Sarinina (left) is wanted in the death of Sally Mityas (right).

A body that was found at a homeless camp in Pomona was identified as missing Ontario mother Sally Mityas.

A coroner has determined the cause of death as homicide — sharp force injury to the chest.

The 33-year-old Mityas allegedly left her home in the 1600 block of Briar Avenue on Sept. 4 without taking her three children, car or cellphone. When she didn’t return, her boyfriend, Eddie Sarinina, reported her missing. The two lived in the home with their children, ages 1, 5 and 7, and Sarinina’s two brothers.

Sarinina’s brother, Tomas Sarinina, told police Mityas packed up her clothes and left in a maroon-colored sedan at approximately 11 a.m. after the two began arguing over how they were going to split up cash from a second mortgage that the couple and Sarinina’s brothers had just taken out on the home they share.

At about 8 a.m. Monday, a security officer reported to police that a body was found in a vacant field adjacent to the park and ride at Gillette Avenue and Fairplex Drive.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ontario Police Department ay (909) 986-6711.

UPDATE I: Murder mystery in homeless camp nears solution; manhunt launched for boyfriend’s brother.

The murder mystery of a woman’s body – dead for weeks – found near a Pomona homeless encampment appeared to be near a solution as police announced Friday that an arrest warrant has been issued for the suspected killer who is the victim’s boyfriend’s brother.

At the time her decomposing body was discovered in a field, Pomona police said the coroner’s office estimated the woman had been dead for several weeks.

A security officer at a park-and-ride lot at Gillette Avenue and Fairplex Drive called police about 8 a.m. Monday to report that a body had been found in an adjacent vacant field frequented by transients, police said.

Floods in Utah Kill 16 and Four Are Still Missing (VIDEO)


As flash floods swept through the small town of Hildale along the Utah-Arizona border, two vehicles carrying women and children from a park were washed away by a flash flood barreling down a canyon. Sadly, the death toll has climbed as flash floods carried away vehicles. Search crews continue to look for the missing.

Two vehicles carrying women and children from a park were washed away by a flash flood barreling down a canyon near the Utah-Arizona border, leaving 12 people dead and one person missing, officials said Tuesday.

It was not the only deadly incident attributable to the fast-moving water. In Zion National Park’s Keyhole Canyon, four people who were canyoneering were killed and three are missing, National Park Service officials said.

At least six children and three women died in the vehicles that were swept away in the border area, according to Utah officials in the city of Hildale and with Washington County Emergency Services.

Three people survived Monday’s flood, including a boy who was found walking around a creek, said Hildale Mayor Philip Barlow.

Two survived by escaping from their vehicle, he said. The youngest fatality was a child about age 4, said Hildale Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Barlow.

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