At Least 9 Dead and Others Missing After a Massive Fire Rips Through Buiding During Party in Oakland, CA
9 DEAD AS FIRE RIPS THRU PARTY IN OAKLAND, CA …
At least nine people died as a fire raged through a warehouse in Oakland, California’s Fruitvale neighborhood where a party was underway late Friday night. It is also being reported that there are another 25 people who are missing and unaccounted for. The fire started about 11:30 p.m. Friday at 1305 31st Ave. It tore through the building during an event featuring musician Golden Donna’s 100% Silk West Coast tour.
In what may be the deadliest structure fire in Oakland’s history, at least nine people died in a blaze that broke out late Friday at an electronic music party at a Fruitvale district live-work space, officials said.
The fire tore through the two-story building in the 1300 block of 31st Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. Friday during an event featuring musician Golden Donna’s 100% Silk West Coast tour.
Most of the nine dead were found on the second floor, and another 25 people are unaccounted for, Fire Chief Teresa Deloach-Reed said.
Firefighters said it appeared that no smoke detectors were activated during the fire and there was no sprinkler system in the structure, the chief said.
“We still have to do a more thorough search of the building and we don’t know the potential number of other victims,” Deloach-Reed said. No firefighters were reported injured while battling the blaze.
The blaze is already being called one of the deadliest single-structure fires in Oakland’s history, if not the deadliest.
The Dana Pretzer Show – Wednesday, November 30, 2016 – Please Join Me Tonight at 9PM ET Discussing Missing Persons Cold Cases With Anne Gavin, Denise Allan & Wendy Bosma
Tonight’s guests include:
- Anne Gavin, CDN Missing Persons Advocate, co-founder of the Charles KJ Horvath-Allan Foundation & Volunteer with Cal Advocates for the Missing. She will be discussing advocacy & the case of missing Aaron Derbyshire (Sept 2006).
- Denise Allan, mother of missing Charles KJ Horvath-Allan. Denise will speak about Charles (summer of 1989), & Ashleigh Pettman-Wilson (June 2006.)
- Wendy Bosma, mother of missing Mike Bosma (Jan 2006).
- Denise & Anne would like touch on the need for the RCMP cold case teams.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016: Join Dana Tonight at 9 PM ET for The Dana Pretzer Show Discussing Missing Persons Cold Cases
Please join Dana Pretzer tonight at 9PM ET for The Dana Pretzer Show where he will be discussing missing person’s cold cases with his guests:
- Anne Gavin, CDN Missing Persons Advocate, co-founder of the Charles KJ Horvath-Allan Foundation & Volunteer with Cal Advocates for the Missing
- Denise Allan, mother of missing Charles KJ Horvath-Allan.
- Wendy Bosma, mother of missing Mike Bosma
As reported at FOX News, the California police have reopened a 16 year old missing persons cold case for Diana Rojas after receiving an anonymous tip. Diana Rojas was 27 when she disappeared in October 2000.According to accounts, she was a church worker and the mother of a 2-year-old and Long Beach police believe she was murdered.
California homicide detectives reopened the 16-year-old cold case of a missing woman last week after getting an anonymous tip.
Diana Rojas was 27 when she disappeared in October 2000. She was a church worker and the mother of a 2-year-old and Long Beach police believe she was murdered, though they have no suspect.
The tipster called cops to say where the woman’s body had been buried, KNBC-TV reported.
Following the tip, police drove 100 miles northeast to Ridgecrest on Thursday and dug four holes in the desert with the help of a backhoe and ground penetrating radar, according to the station.
After several hours the search was called off in the middle of the afternoon, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported.
Excavation began Thursday in the Kern County desert as authorities conducted a search for remains in connection with the disappearance of a Long Beach woman 16 years ago.
Diana Rojas, 27, was last seen Oct. 20, 2000, at an apartment in the 5500 block of Ackerfield Avenue, where she lived with her 2-year-old daughter, according to the Long Beach Police Department. She is believed to have been murdered.
Her pickup was never found. It was a 1992 Nissan Extended Cab pickup, black with white pinstripes, with Texas license number BY3242. Police circulated her photo and listed her description as being of Filipino and Hispanic descent, 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 115 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.
Carl Conyers, the son of US Rep. John Conyers (MI-D), has been missing since Tuesday, November 15, in Houston, Texas. Conyers was last seen by his roommate Tuesday afternoon on the 3700 block of Southmore in Houston. The apartment is not far from the university campus where he is a student. Anyone with information is asked to contact Houston police at 713-884-3131 or 832-394-1840.
U.S. Rep. John Conyers on Thursday said he is “very worried” after his 21-year-old son was reported missing Tuesday from his apartment near the University of Houston.
“We’ve notified the FBI,” Conyers told The Detroit News about his missing son, Carl Conyers, who is a students at the university. “I’m very worried. It’s very unlike him. He’s a very stable young guy.”
At the U.S. Capitol Thursday, Conyers said his wife Monica is in Texas.
Carl Conyers was last seen by his roommate Tuesday afternoon on the 3700 block of Southmore in Houston, said Kese Smith, public information officer for the Houston Police Department. The apartment is not far from the university campus.
“We are working with the FBI and the Secret Service, and there is also an outside, private organization called Equusearch,” Smith said. “They’ve been contacted and they’ll be lending their assistance to help canvas the area.”
UPDATE I: Carl Conyers Found Safe and Unharmed.
The missing 21-year-old UH student and son of a Michigan congressman has been found safe.
The mother of Carl Conyers has confirmed that her son is alive and safe and back with her Friday morning.
Conyers’ mother, Monica, got the call from UH Police overnight. She says the details of how he was found are still unclear to her. She says her son needed a shower and hadn’t eaten. He’s now resting.
Conyers is the son of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, of Michigan, and his Monica.