#FindSamantha: 13 Year Old Samantha Dodson Missing Since 12/3/13 in Oregon City, OR (Endangered Runaway … Believed to be with 40 Year Old Kelsey McCune)
13 year old Samantha Dodson has been missing since December 3, 2013 in Oregon City, Oregon. Samantha Dodson was last seen Tuesday night and may be traveling with a 40-year-old transient man, Kelsey McCune. Samantha’s parents noticed she was missing Wednesday morning, when they went to wake her up to go to school. Authorities consider Samantha an endangered runaway. Two two might be camping. Because what else would a transient be doing who has no known address? McCune has no known address, but he is known to make money doing freelance computer work and he also may be carrying large duffel bags and backpacks with camping gear.
Samantha Dodson (left) – Kelsey McCune (rt)
Police called the teen an “endangered runaway” and said she may be in the company of Kelsey McCune, 40, a family friend who authorities said has no permanent address.
It was unclear if the teen left home willingly; however police said she does not have a history of running away.
Dodson, who recently dyed her hair red, was described by police as 5-foot-4 and 125 pounds with brown eyes and a slim build.
Police said McCune is 6 feet tall and 170 pounds with a glass eye and salt-and-pepper hair.
According to FOX 12-OR, 40 year old Kelsey McCune is a long time friend of the family … of course he is. Because there is nothing more special than parents not realizing that a 40 year old, so-called friend of the family, is taking just a little too much interest in your 13 year old daughter!
The Dodson family says McCune is a family friend.
“Kelsey is a family friend of my parents. I met him a couple times in passing, but they’ve known him for years, and I know he was recently down on his luck,” said Sarah Dodson.
Samantha’s family now believes the teen and McCune had been communicating without anyone knowing. When they tried to confront McCune about it Wednesday, they say he wouldn’t return their calls, and won’t answer his messages.
“It’s my understanding that Kelsey doesn’t have a permanent residence, and we think they could be looking for a place to camp because there’s not a place to take her,” said Sarah Dodson.
The search for Samantha stretched to the Newell Creek area of Oregon City on Thursday, where a SWAT team scoured the terrain in the area.
Clackamas County deputies say they consider Samantha an endangered runaway mainly because of the age difference between her and McCune. They are also concerned about Samantha’s welfare because of the record-cold temperatures expected this week.
#FindSamantha: More pics of Samantha Dodson … Be on the look out for the missing 13 year old
Amber Alert Issued for 14 Year Old Elizabeth Romero Missing Since 12/4/13 in Kennewick, WA … Arrest Warrent Issued for 19 Year Old Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosalas
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 14 year old Elizabeth Romero, who has been missing since Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Kennewick, Washington. She is described as Hispanic, 5-foot-3 and weighs 130 pounds. Elizabeth Romero was last seen getting into her 19 year old boyfriend’s green Ford Escape around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday at Phoenix High School in Kennewick. Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosales is wanted for kidnapping and a warrant is expected to be issued for his arrest. Authorities believe that Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosales might be trying to take Elizabeth Romero to Mexico.
Elizabeth was reported missing by her mother around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Lattin said. A nationwide alert was issued around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
A video released Thursday night shows Elizabeth walking across a parking lot at the high school and getting into a green sports utility vehicle. She is wearing a white top and dark pants, and is carrying a backpack and pink purse. She is 5-foot-3 and weighs 130 pounds.
Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosalas is 5-foot-9 and weighs about 200 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a green Ford Escape with no license plates.
UPDATE I: Information and text messages police received lead them to believe Elizabeth possibly didn’t run away with her boyfriend willingly.
Elizabeth’s mother got text messages Thursday from an unknown phone number that claimed to be Elizabeth. The messages said the couple were headed for Mexico. When the mother asked for a photo of Elizabeth, the conversation ended.
“When she asked to send a current photo and that request was refused, that’s the biggest red flag that tells us she might be in danger,” Lattin said.
Investigators have received other information that points to Elizabeth being in danger, Lattin said. He declined to say what that information is.
Local police have notified the U.S. Border Patrol in case the couple tries to leave the country, Lattin said.
UPDATE II: Amber Alert in California for kidnapped girl.
If anyone has any information about Elizabeth’s or Rosales’ whereabouts can call 911 or the Kennewick Police Department’s non-emergency line at 509-628-0333.
Search Continues for Missing Plane in Idaho … Those Aboard: Dale Smith and his Family, son Daniel Smith, Wife Sheree, Daughter Amber Smith & her fiance Jonathon Norton
The search continues for the missing Beech Bonanza airplane that took off Sunday, December 1, 2013, from Baker City, OR, where his family had been spending the Thanksgiving holiday, en route to Butte, MT. However, the plane disappeared over Idaho’s vast wilderness. The pilot, Dale Smith, had reported engine problems and asked air traffic controllers for coordinates to land at a nearby back-country country landing strip. Then, controllers then lost radio and radar communication with the plane. Those on board the plane have been identified as Smith’s son Daniel Smith and his wife, Sheree, along with Dale Smith’s daughter, Amber Smith and her fiance Jonathon Norton.
Authorities have finished their second day of searching for a small plane and five passengers that disappeared two days ago in the mountains of central Idaho.
Crews on the ground along with National Guard helicopters and airplanes have been scanning the remote backcountry for a Beech Bonanza piloted by Dale Smith, a 51-year-old software executive from San Jose, Calif.
Smith took off Sunday from Baker City, Ore., where his family had been spending the Thanksgiving holiday, en route to Butte, Mont. But while flying over Idaho’s vast wilderness, Smith reported engine trouble and asked air traffic controllers for coordinates to a backcountry landing strip near the tiny town of Yellow Pine, about 150 miles northeast of Boise and along the border of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Controllers then lost radio and radar communication with the plane.
Authorities identified the others on board as Smith’s son Daniel Smith and his wife, Sheree, along with Dale Smith’s daughter, Amber Smith and her fiance Jonathon Norton.
The search for a plane that was carrying a software company president and members of his family when it disappeared from radar over Idaho was set to resume Wednesday morning after would-be rescuers were forced to suspend their efforts because of nightfall, authorities said.
Search and rescue teams detected a weak signal from an emergency locator transmitter that allowed authorities to narrow the search to the area south of Johnson Creek, near Yellow Pine, where the plane is believed to have gone down.
“We’ve done a ping on the cell phones, and we’ve narrowed it down to a 4- or 5-square-mile area that we’re searching right now,” Valley County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Dan Smith told CNN affiliate KGO.
41 year old Holly Grim has been missing since Friday, November 22, 2013 in Lehigh Valley County, Lower Macungie Township, PA. She was last seen outside her home in the Red Maples Mobile Home Park in the 1100 block of Grange Road at 6:33 this morning. Grim disappeared after she dropped her teenage son, Zach, off at a school bus stop last Friday. Holly never showed up to work that morning and her family has not heard from her. Her relatives think something bad happened to her between 6:33 a.m. when she brought her son to the bus stop and 7 a.m., when her mother stopped at her mobile home to check on her. Police have listed Holly Grim’s status as “missing person-endangered.” She is described as 5-foot-3, about 100 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Missing – Holly Grim
Holly Grim, 41, of the Red Maples Mobile Home Park, was not home when her mother walked in. Her mother said she found Holly’s glasses, her cigarettes and an overturned cup of coffee.
Grim’s keys also were there and her car still was out front, her mother said. And Grim was due to be at her job at Allen Organ Co. in Macungie.
“There was no reason for her car to be there if she was off to work,” said her mother. “I just figured she was sleeping. I knew she had a cold.” But her mother looked everywhere in the home and no one was there.
Grim normally had a cigarette and coffee as she watched the news before going to work, her mother said, and it appears she was doing that when someone interrupted her.
“It just seems almost impossible,” she said. “Someone had to be there when she got back from the bus stop.”
Anyone with information on Grim’s whereabouts can contact Trooper Robert Devers at 610-395-1438.
25 Year Old Cassandra LaFave Missing Since 11/18/13 in West Allis, WI … “Kidnapped & Endangered” (Update: May Have Been Kidnapped as Part of Sex Trafficking Ring) (Update: Found Safe!!!) (Update: Arrested on Cocaine Possession)
25 year old Cassandra LaFave has been missing since November 18, 2013 in West Allis, Wisconsin, reported missing on November 20. The West Allis Police Department is asking for your help in locating Cassandra LaFave, who was reportedly taken on November 20. She is considered “Kidnapped & Endangered”. Cassandra was last seen at a gas station on 60th and Hampton in Milwaukee, WI. Cassandra LaFave is described as 5’9″ tall, weighing 150 pounds. She has naturally brown hair and hazel eyes. Her hair may be dyed red. Cassandra also has the following tattoos: a star by her left ear, a music note on the back of her neck and a flower on her foot.
Facebook: Help Find Cassandra LaFave.
Missing: Cassandra LaFave
UPDATE I: Missing Wisconsin woman could be in St. Louis area, may have been taken as part of a sex trafficking ring.
Missing Wisconsin woman Cassandra Lafave could be in the St. Louis area.
The 25-year-old Wisconsin woman was reported missing by family members on November 20th. Since then, we`ve gotten information that she may have been taken as part of a sex trafficking ring, and she could be on the streets in the St. Louis or Kansas City area.
At this point police from multiple law enforcement agencies are working on the case, and we`ve also contacted family members in Wisconsin and are waiting to hear back from them.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of missing Cassandra E. LaFave, please the West Allis Police Department at 414-302-8000
UPDATE II: According to the parents Facebook page … Cassandra LaFavre has been found safe!!! (Hat Tip: Geri)
Family issues thank you on FB:
On behalf of the entire LaFave family, we are eternally grateful for your continued prayers and love. A very special thank you to all of the persons who played a role in bringing Cassandra home safely. We know that it was not easy for some of you to step forward with information. Thank you to Veronica’ Voice in Kansas City, MO, your commitment to your work is admirable. Thank you to the West Allis Sensitive Crimes division for your diligent work on this case.
There have been no details as to where, how or what condition she was found in other than safe. There seems to be all-too many rumors with this case. We shall just say on the eve of Thanksgiving, thankfully she was found alive and safe and may she get thru whatever issues or demons she may have. No one is without sin or problems.
LaFave was in the Milwaukee County jail Wednesday on suspicion of cocaine possession and on undisclosed charges filed in Washington County, according to jail records.
Court records show that a bench warrant was issued for LaFave Sept. 11 on charges of retail theft and resisting or obstructing an officer in Washington County, and that the warrant was still open Wednesday.
16 Year Old Elaina Dorsey Missing Since 10/9/13 in Saco, ME … Believed to be With a 35 Year Old Michael Bowman
Police are seeking the public’s help …
16 year old Elaina Dorsey of Saco, Maine has been missing since October 9, 2013 when she left her home and has not been seen or heard from since. Elaina is described as being 5’5″ tall, about 185 pounds, brown eyes and black hair. Elaine is believed to be traveling with 35 year old Michael Bowman. The two are possibly in the North Deering area of Portland, Maine. Hmm, looks like the age of consent in Maine is 16. That being said, there is something inherently wrong, creepy and pervy with a 35 year old man finding interest in a female child of 16.
Missing: Elaina Dorsey – Facebook, Saco PD
35 year old Michael Bowman
If anyone has any information is asked to call the Saco Police Department at 207- 284-4535.
9 Month Old Savanna Catherine Todd Missing Since 1994 from Isle of Palms, SC Has Been Found in Australia … 53 Year Old Dorothy Lee Barnett Charged With International Parental Kidnapping
Unbelievable … 9 month old baby missing since 1994 found in Australia nearly 20 years later …
Savanna Catherine Todd, who was kidnapped by her mother in 1994 in South Carolina after she failed to returned her to the girl’s father after a supervised visit in April 1994, has been found alive in Australia. The daughter, now 20, as reported by the Sidney Morning Herald was “safe, healthy and otherwise living a normal life.” Savanna’s father, Benjamin Harris Todd III of Charleston, was granted custody following the couple’s February 1994 divorce. Since being taken out of the United States, Savanna’s name was changed to Samantha. Dorothy Lee Barnett was arrested in Australia on November 4, 2013 and charged with one count of International parental kidnapping and making false statements to attain a passport. Barnett was denied bond and is expected to be extradited to the US. Barnett faces up to 23 years in prison if convicted.
9 month old Savanna Catherine Todd
A girl missing since 1994 has been found and an indictment has been unsealed against the girl’s mother.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 53-year-old Dorothy Lee Barnett, of Queensland, Australia, has been charged with one count of international parental kidnapping and two statements of false statement in a passport application.
Barnett used to live on Isle of Palms.
Attorneys say Barnett is charged with keeping her infant child, Savanna Catherine Todd, outside of the United States in an effort to keep her ex-husband from having any access.
According to the indictment, Todd was removed from the country when she was 10 months old. She was kept outside of the country until May 2009, the attorney’s office continued.
U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Todd, now an adult, was found safe and living an otherwise normal and healthy life.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation didn’t give up either … Agents alleged that they came across evidence that Barnett tried using an alias a decade ago to get an American passport.
Savanna’s picture was posted on websites. Artists created images depicting what she might look like today.
During her alleged time on the lam, Barnett used aliases such as Alexandria Maria Canton, federal authorities said, to evade detection.
Citing court papers, The Australian reported that she got married in 1995 to Juan Geldenhuys in South Africa. She gave birth to a son.
Once in March 2003 and again in March 2004, Barnett used her new name, Alexandria Maria Geldenhuys, to attempt to get a U.S. passport, according to the indictment against her.
She and her new husband later became citizens of New Zealand, then moved to Australia in 2007, The Australian reported. Her husband later left Barnett and died of cancer.
Sad news to report …
Tragic news to report in the missing persons case of 5 month old Jackson Farrey. It is believed that the body of missing five-month-old Jackson Farrey was found in the Northeast desert. Jackson’s parents, 22 year old Jeffrey Farrey, 20 year old Jennay Farrey, and their 17 month old son, Blake Farrey were found in an undisclosed location outside of the state of Texas. They had been reported missing for about a week from n El Paso, TX. They were taken into custody on Sunday.
We are left to only ask, why? How could anyone harm something so precious? Rest in peace Jackson.
A 5-month-old boy missing from El Paso since last week is believed to have been found in the desert near U.S. 54 in southern New Mexico on Wednesday — the same day the baby’s father was returned to El Paso from Michigan and held on a $1.5 million bond, the El Paso Times reported.
The boy’s remains, believed to be those of 5-month-old Jackson Farrey, were found a quarter of a mile west of U.S. 54 in Orogrande, near McGregor Range and in an area commonly used for military training, the Times said.
The boy’s father, Army Spc. Jeffrey Farrey, 22, was being held in El Paso County Jail, the paper reported.
Police were working to confirm whether the remains were those of Jackson Farrey, who was reported missing from his El Paso home last week along with his parents and his 19-month-old brother, Blake Farrey, the Times said.
On Wednesday, representatives of the FBI, New Mexico State Police, Border Patrol and El Paso police were in Orogrande recovering the remains, which would be taken to the state Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque to determine the identity of the remains and the cause of death, El Paso police spokesman Darrel Petry told the paper.
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Search & Rescue Underway for 4 Individuals of Learjet 35 that Crashed into the Ocean off Fort Lauderdale, FL Beach Tuesday Night (Update: 2 Dead, 2 Missing)
According to Flightaware, a Mexican-registered Learjet 35 took off from the airport in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Tuesday; however, crashed soon after in the Atlantic Ocean about 3 miles from the coast. The FAA said that the jet went down about four miles off the coast. The Learjet had a tail identification of XAUSD. The jet was a medical flight was bound for Cozumel, Mexico after having dropped off a patient. There were four people on board, including 2 pilots, a doctor and a nurse. As per CNN, the two medical staff members worked for Air Evac International and the pilots worked for a chartered company.
According to their website, at AirEvac International, our aircraft are configured as airborne intensive care units specifically for air ambulance transports. AirEvac International provides the highest level of medical transportation care by combining the best medical resources and efficient response times. Our services include:
•Air Ambulance Service
•Commercial Medical Escorts
•Specialty Care Teams
Shortly after take off there was a distress call (audio) from the jet.
A distress call from one of the pilots came just moments after takeoff.
“We have an engine failure,” the pilot said.
An air traffic controller asked him to turn left and keep a certain altitude.
“Not possible,” the pilot responded. “We’re going to do a 180, and we’re going to land.”
But seconds later, he said: “Mayday, mayday, mayday.”
The Coast Gard began an immediate search. A helicopter and 9 vessels were sent out by the Coast Guard and other agencies. More than 50 people are involved in the search. They soon found a debris field.
Pic from Coast Guard – Follow WSVN-TV on Twitter
The U.S Coast Guard said that two of these people are confirmed dead while the search for the other two continues.
The pilots reported mechanical problems after takeoff. The plane crashed after taking off from the the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl. Airport.
The jet went down about three miles off the coast.
A helicopter and 9 vessels were sent out by the Coast Guard and other agencies. More than 50 people
MIAMI — Two people are confirmed dead as Coast Guard and partner agency rescue crews continue to search for possible survivors of a plane crash approximately three miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
At approximately 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a report of a possible plane crash off the Coast of Fort Lauderdale from the Federal Aviation Administration. Search and rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale and Coast Guard Air Station Miami were immediately dispatched to begin the search for the aircraft and possible survivors. The Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark and a Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue boatcrew were also launched to assist.
The flight carried two pilots and medical personnel, including a physician tentatively identified by friends as Fernando Senties Nieto and a nurse, Mariana González Isunza, both of Cozumel. Senties’ Facebook page began to fill with condolences early Wednesday.
Mexican media identified the others onboard as pilots José Hiram Galván de la O and Josué Buendía Moreno.
It’s unclear if the pilots were employed by the plane’s last registered owner, AirEvac International. A company spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment.