7 Year Old Autistic Boy Owen Black Missing Since 5/17/13 in Escambia County, FL (Update: Searches Continue for Missing Boy) (Update: Boy Found Dead in Water)
7 year old Owen Black has been missing since Friday afternoon at about 5 pm, May 17, 2013 in Escambia County, FL. Owen Black is autistic and was last seen in the area of the Needle Rush Point condominiums in the 17100 block of Perdido Key Drive. This number, 850-207-5498, has been established for groups wanting to help with the search effort to call. The Escambia Search and Rescue has set up a mobile command center in the back parking lot of the Happy Harbor, 29601 Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach. Search updated can be seen at Facebook OfficialECSO.
Owen Black, who is autistic, was last seen Friday in the area of the Need Rush Point condominiums in the 17100 block of Perdido Key Drive.
Owen was wearing a blue striped shirt and brown sweatpants.
He is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 45 pounds. Owen has short blondish brown hair and brown eyes.
Escambia County Sheriff’s officials said Owen Elliot Black was on the beaches of Perdido Key with his mother and wandered off on his own around 4 p.m. Friday. He has brown hair and eyes and was last seen wearing a red and blue striped shirt and brown sweatpants.
Deputies and K-9 dogs trampled over sand dunes and searched in bushes, hoping Owen may be hiding because he was separated from his mother and was taught to avoid strangers.
UPDATE II: Search planned for Sunday, May 19.
All individuals wishing to assist in the search on Sunday can report to the back parking lot of Happy Harbor at 29601 Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach, Alabama. The number to the mobile command center is (850) 207-5498 should you or your group wish to assist with the search efforts.
Anyone with information on Owen’s whereabouts can call 850-436-9620.
UPDATE III: Missing autistic boy found dead in water off Perdido Key. Rest in Peace Little Guy. Thank you “Searching” for the update.
An 8-year-old boy missing since Friday on Perdido Key has been found dead in the water, authorities on the scene confirm.
A crime scene has been set up on the beach behind Shipwatch Surf & Yacht Club on Perdido Key Drive (MAP).
UPDATE IV: Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Message from Sheriff David Morgan:
“It is with great sadness that the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office releases the following information:
At approximately 1303 CST our search for Owen Black is concluded.
A citizen in Perdido Key observed him in the water washing toward shore. An immediate response has determined that he succumbed to drowning. There are no indications of foul play; however the standard investigative and medical examiners protocols will apply.
We ask for the community and nation’s prayers for this family in mourning and our thanks are again extended to all law enforcement, military, State and Federal agencies as well as the hundreds of volunteers who responded to Owen’s call.”
– Sheriff David Morgan, Escambia County
Body Found in Remote Area of Orange County, CA … Could it Be that of Missing Army Veteran and Cal State Fullerton Student Maribel Ramos (Update: Found Deceased, Body ID’d as Maribel Ramos) (Update: Roomate Kwang Chol “KC” Joy Arrested for Murder)
As reported at KTLA, Detectives on Friday were investigating the discovery of a body in a remote area of Modjeska Canyon in Orange County. Could it possibly be that of missing 36 year old Army veteran and Cal State Fullerton Student Maribel Ramos? The LA Times reported, Orange County sheriff’s Lt. Tim Rainwater confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Orange Police Department officers went out to perform an investigation near the intersection of Santiago Canyon Road and Jackson Ranch Road about 5:15 p.m. Thursday.Police would not say at this time whether the body belonged to Ramos or the sex or approximant age.
It remained unclear if the discovery might be linked to the disappearance of Cal State Fullerton student Maribel Ramos more than two weeks ago.
Orange police responded to the scene near Santiago Canyon Roach and Jackson Ranch Road about 5:15 p.m. Thursday, according to Orange County sheriff’s officials.
Cal State Fullerton student Maribel Ramos was last seen on a surveillance video on May 2, 2013 outside her apartment complex by herself in Orange at about 8:30 p.m. She was reported missing a few days later after she failed to show up at a veteran’s appreciation dinner where she was supposed to give a speech. The 36 year old California State Fullerton student who served for nearly a decade in South Korea and Iraq in the Army has been missing since May 2 in a disappearance that authorities described as suspicious.
UPDATE I: Sad news to report in the case of missing 36 year old Army veteran and Cal State Fullerton student Maribel Ramos, Orange police confirmed Friday a body found in Modjeska Canyon was positively identified as missing woman Maribel Ramos.
Police said her disappearance is now being investigated as a homicide, and that Ramos’ former roommate, 54-year-old KC Joy, has been arrested in her murder. He has been booked into Orange County Jail and is being held on $1 million bail.
Detectives searched the apartment the two shared Friday night and removed 11 bags of evidence, and Ramos’ dog. Ramos had lived with Joy for the last year and a half. Joy said they were very close, and even went on a cruise together.
Anyone with information or who might have seen Ramos is asked to call the Orange Police Department at (714) 744-7403.
Missing Kira Trevino’s Body Found in Mississippi River in St Paul, MN … Body Found Battered, Injured and Nude
30 year old missing Kira Trevino’s body was recovered from the Mississippi River this past Wednesday in St. Paul, MN by a local worker. According to medical examiner, Trevino suffered from many injuries including a head wound, a broken finger and bruising inside her upper lip. She also had suffered from lacerations to her liver. Kira Trevino has been missing since February 21, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota when she failed to report to her job as a store manager at the Mall of America. Kira Trevino was last seen by her husband, Jeff Trevino, who has since been arrested on suspicion of murder. Investigators found “copious” amounts of blood evidence in the couple’s home. Jeffery Trevino is charged in Kira’s death and is scheduled to stand trial May 28. He remains jailed in Ramsey County on $1 million bond.
A medical examiner says Kira Trevino, a 30-year-old Minnesota woman whose body was recovered from the Mississippi River on Wednesday, had suffered several injuries, including a head wound, a broken finger and bruising inside her upper lip. She also had suffered from lacerations to her liver, CBS Minnesota reports.
Authorities say they will need to investigate further to determine if the injuries occurred before or after her death.
Trevino’s body was discovered Wednesday along the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minn. by a local worker. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner used dental records to identify the body as that of Trevino, who had been missing since Feb. 21.
Court documents obtained by CBS Minnesota reveal Trevino was found without clothing and was not wearing any jewelry.
83 Year Old Victoria Kong Missing Since 5/3/13 After Arriving at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, DC (Update: Found Deceased)
83 year old Victoria Kong has been missing since Friday, May 3, 2013 after she arrived at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. She arrived on a flight from Barbados, and her family was waiting for her to be escorted off the flight by wheelchair, but she never showed up. Victoria Kong is said to have early signs of dementia. Authorities say that tracking dogs picked up Kong’s scent along the route from Gravelly Point, just north of the airport.
This image from surveillance video shows Victoria Kong as she walks through the terminal after arriving at Reagan National Airport around 4 p.m. Friday May 3, 2013.
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police say Victoria Kong was last seen Friday evening at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. She was walking north along a paved trail for hikers and bicycles.
Kong’s family says they were waiting for her to be escorted off the flight by wheelchair, but she never showed up. Granddaughter Alexandria Anderson says Kong is showing some early signs of dementia and they’re very concerned for her.
Police say the fair-skinned Hispanic woman is about 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and short black hair and was last seen in a long purple or brown dress with a flower print and sandals.
UPDATE I: The search for Kong will expand Monday to a stretch of land along the George Washington Parkway between the Pentagon and Theodore Roosevelt Island.
UPDATE II: Sadly, Victoria Kong’s body was found south of Gravelly Point off the George Washington Parkway approximately 30 feet from the bike trail in a wooded area.
Body Found in the Androscoggin River Believed to be 46 Year Old Dan Doherty of Auburn, ME, Missing Since April 4, 2013
46 year old Dan Doherty has been missing since the night April 4, 2013 in Auburn, Maine. His car was found abandoned, jacket and personal items on the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge between Lewiston and Auburn over the weekend. However, officials now say that the body that was found in the Androscoggin River Saturday afternoon is believed to be that of an Auburn man, Dan Doherty. Auburn Deputy Police Chief Jason Moen stated that the body was taken to the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and the cause of death.
Bangor Daily News: Body found in Androscoggin River may be missing man.
A body found in the Androscoggin River on Saturday afternoon is believed to be that of a local man missing since the start of April, police said.
Dan Doherty, 46, went missing the night of April 4, leaving his car, jacket and personal items near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge before presumably going in the river.
About 1:15 p.m. Saturday, a body was spotted floating in the river around Boxer Island, near North River Road in Auburn. Police and rescue crews retrieved it.
Remains Found Near J. B. Thomas Lake in Snyder, Texas Positively Identified as Missing Teen Hailey Dunn
It is sad but not unexpected news to report … the remains found last month near J. B. Thomas Lake in Snyder, Texas have been positively identified as missing teen Hailey Dunn. Dental records and DNA were used to try to identify the badly decomposed bones. The teen’s scattered remains were discovered by an unidentified person on March 16, 2013. Her body was found about 20 miles northwest of the girl’s hometown of Colorado City. The Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers and FBI investigators spent nearly four days gathering the remains and evidence that could lead to a conviction. Hailey Dunn went missing on 12/27/10 in Colorado City, TX. Hailey Dunn’s mother’s boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, was the last person to see Hailey before she went missing on December 27.
Billie Jean Dunn, the mother of Hailey Dunn, pleaded no contest in June 2011 to making a false report to law enforcement and received a suspended 90-day jail term with probation. The mother and Adkins have denied involvement in Hailey’s disappearance. Law enforcement officials have named Adkins as a “person of interest” in the case, but have not charged him.
Hailey Dunn – Rest in Peace
The remains of a teenage girl discovered near a Texas lake last month have been positively identified as missing teen Hailey Dunn, authorities confirmed today.
Investigators have confirmed the remains found near Lake J. B. Thomas in Snyder, Texas, in March belonged to the missing Colorado City, Texas, teen, Scurry County sheriff officials announced today at a news conference, according to ABC News affiliate KTXS in Abilene, Texas.
If you have information to provide about the disappearance of Hailey Dunn, please call the Scurry County Sheriff’s Office 325-573-3551, the FBI Dalls Division 972-559-5000, Crime Stoppers 1-800-252-8477 or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Callers may remain anonymous.”
UPDATE I: Report: Shawn Adkins to Testify Against Billie Jean Dunn.
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22 Year Old Brown University Student Sunil Tripathi Missing Since March 16, 2013 Found Floating in the Providence River
The body of 22-year-old Brown University student, Sunil Tripathi, who had been missing since March 16, 2013 in Providence, RI has been found floating in the Providence River. Tripathi was found in the water off India Point in Providence. The identification was conformed Thursday by authorities. Brown University President Christina Paxson extended her condolences and sympathy to the family: “We extend our deepest condolences to Sunil’s family for their loss and for the immeasurable pain they have endured during this period.” Sadly, Sunil Tripathi was incorrectly implicated and rumored by the media to be a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Sunil Tripathi was misidentified on social media as a suspect in the Boston bombing case, making him another victim of the Boston bombing. The Rhode Island medical examiner stated that no foul play is suspected in his death, however, the cause of death has not yet been determined. But it had been reported that the body had been a water for a long time. Our sympathies go out to the family and friend for Sunil Tripathi, may he rest in peace.
Rest in Peace
“We have been able to conclusively determine the body is that of Sunil Tripathi, but will not be able to determine the cause of death for several months,” said Dara Chadwick, a spokeswoman for the Rhode Island Department of Health.
The case received national media attention after social media websites last week lit up with a false rumor that Tripathi, who was on an approved leave from Brown, was one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.
The actual suspects have been identified as brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Missing 5 Year Old Ralph Knowles & His 7 Year Old Sister Sharon Knowles Found Dead, Drown in Neighbor’s Pool
Terrible and tragic news out of Long Island, New York …
5 year old Ralph Knowles and his 7 year old sister Sharon Knowles disappeared from their home in Central Islip, NY home Sunday afternoon, April 14. Their mother, Tia Knowles, called 911 to report her two children missing at approximately 3:30 pm. While searching for the two children, a police officer spotted a shoe floating in a next door neighbor’s pool. Subsequently, officers discovered the unconscious fully clothed bodies of Ralph and Sharon Knowles in the pool. They were rushed to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where efforts to resuscitate them failed and they were both pronounced dead.
While searching the neighborhood in 50-degree temperatures, a police officer spotted a shoe floating in a next-door neighbor’s aboveground pool, which was uncovered and contained blackish water, Fandrey said. Officers jumped into the 4-foot-deep pool and discovered the unconscious bodies of Ralph Knowles and Sharon Knowles. The brother and sister, who were fully clothed, were taken to Southside Hospital, where efforts to resuscitate them failed, Fandrey said.
He said the pool’s owner had been cited by the town for improper fencing.
CBS Local News – Children, Ages 5 And 7, Drown In L.I. Pool
The officer who saw the shoe was sure a horrifying reality lay at the bottom of the pool, police said.
“The officers tell us the officers that saw the shoe, that as soon as he saw the shoe, he had a sickening feeling that the children may be in that pool, so he jumped into the pool. And the pool was not covered in any way, and the water was just black. He couldn’t search. He had to search by feel,” Fandrey told WCBS 880.
Indeed, Ralph and Sharon were found lifeless, submerged in a backyard pool at a neighbor’s home at 112 Half Mile Rd. in Central Islip, police said. Two officers pulled the lifeless bodies — first Sharon, then Ralph, to the surface.
A truly tragic situation.
Skeletal Remains Found in Indiana Identified as that of 22 Year Old Katelyn Markham Missing Since August 13, 2011 in Fairfield, Ohio … RIP
The skeletal remains found over this past weekend in Indiana have been identified as missing 22 Year Old Katelyn Markham. The remains were found by as people were walking along Big Cedar Creek in Franklin County off of Big Cedar Road near Cedar Grove, Indiana on Sunday. Katelyn Markham has been missing since August 13, 2011 in Fairfield, Ohio. Katelyn’s fiancé stated that he last saw her around 11:30 Saturday night, after he left her town home on Dorshire Drive. Sadly, this missing persons case has come to a tragic end.
Facebook: Missing! Bring Katelyn Markham Home.
An investigation into Markham’s death is underway. Anyone with information is asked to call Indiana State Police at 812-689-500, Fairfield Police at 513-867-6094, or Crime Stoppers at 888-352-3040.
It’s basically like a brand new investigation,” said Indiana State Police Sgt. Noel Houze.
Indiana police investigators took “numerous items” from the site where Katelyn Markham’s remains were found for study and possible testing, Houze said. He said the creek area where the remains were found is used by some as a dumping ground, so it’s too soon to say whether any of the items are significant to the investigation.
“They collected a lot of stuff,” he said, declining to describe the items but adding that they could turn out to be trash.
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Body of Missing Student Pilot who Fell from Small Plane is Found … Victim Fell 2,500 Feet to His Death During the Flight on Friday in Tennessee
Let this be a lesson whether you are driving a car or a plane … always where your seatbelt.
The body of the unidentified student pilot who fell to their death from a small plane on Friday has been found. According to accounts, the small two-seater training plane, Zodiac 601 experimental aircraft, went into a nose dive when the canopy came off. The unidentified victim was not wearing his seatbelt and fell 2500 feet to his death. Good grief. The single-engine aircraft left Collegedale Municipal Airport just outside Chattanooga, TN between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday. The flight path took them over southern Bradley County, a rural area with many farms and few communities. The instructor, who also was not identified, managed to land the plane at the airport while emergency crews scoured the countryside around East Brainerd, TN.
Not actual plane … Zodiac 601 similar to the above
Police on Saturday recovered the body of a student pilot who was not wearing a seat belt during a training flight and tumbled from his small two-seater plane when it went into a nose dive over rural Tennessee.
Reuters reported that the body was found in a tree-line not far from a roadway.
The victim, who has not been identified, fell 2,500 feet to his death during the flight on Friday, WRCB-TV reported.
“The people inside the plane were not wearing seat belts,” Bradley County interim fire chief Troy Spence told WRCB-TV. “So when they lost control of the plane, in an attempt to regain control of the plane, the passenger was ejected.”