5 Year Old Noah Thomas Missing Since 3/22/15 in Dublin, VA Found Found Dead in a Septic Tank Near His Home

The sad ending to the case of missing Noah Thomas …

The body of missing 5 year old Noah Thomas has been found in a septic tank near the families home in Dublin, Virginia. Thomas’ body was found shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday near his family’s Highland Road home. Noah Thomas has been missing since Sunday, March 22, 2015. The child’s body has been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for an autopsy. According to reports, the Sheriff’s Office said Noah’s parents are fully cooperating with the investigation and no one was in custody and the cause of death has not been determined.

Noah Thomas

Noah Thomas

Authorities say the body of a 5-year-old Virginia boy who had been missing since Sunday has been found in a septic tank near his home.

Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis announced the discovery Thursday during a brief news conference.,
Noah Thomas was last seen by his mother on Sunday morning at the family’s home in Dublin. Several hundred law enforcement officers and volunteers had been searching for him since then..

Police had received more than 100 tips from around the country.

UPDATE I: News conference scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday – Assistant County Administrator Anthony Akers is scheduled to read a statement by the Pulaski County sheriff at 10 a.m. on Friday. Media questions will not be allowed.

“We are very saddened to announce that we have recovered the body of Noah Thomas shortly after 1 p.m. today. He was found at a location near his home. His body was discovered in a septic tank during a more detailed and aggressive search,” sheriff Davis said during a brief news conference. “The recovery of the body is now part of our investigation, and ongoing.”

Body of 17 Year Old Alexis Marie Garcia Missing Since 3/1/15 Found in Blount County, AL (Samantha Wright & Shannon Yager Charged with Murder)

The body of 17 year old  Alexis Marie Garcia was found Thursday in Blount County, Alabama. Her body was located in a wooded area off Tucker Mountain Road in Remlap. According to reports, she was found face down and  partially nude with no pants, underwear, socks or shoes. Garcia was reported missing March 5, 2015 by her mother; however, she was last seen on March 1. Garcia was the victim of a brutal beating death at the hands of one of her best friends and her friend’s 39 year old boyfriend. 18 year old  Samantha Wright of Helena and 39 year old Shannon Yager of Locust Fork have been charged with capital murder in the course of a robbery and kidnapping.

Alexis Garcia_missing

Alexis Marie Garcia

The body of a 17-year-old missing Birmingham girl was found in Blount County Thursday, face down and partially nude in an area off of Tucker Mountain Road in Remlap.

Alexis Marie Garcia was last seen March 1 and reported missing by her mother several days later. Now, authorities say, Garcia was the victim of a brutal beating death at the hands of one of her best friends and her friend’s 39-year-old boyfriend.

Samantha Wright, 18, of Helena, and Shannon Yager of Locust Fork, are charged with capital murder, Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey announced this morning. The capital charge stems from Garcia being killed in the course of a robbery and kidnapping.

Samantha Jo Wright_Shannon Bee Yager Murder

Samantha Wright  & Shannon Yager

Missing Birmingham teen found dead in Remlap; 2 charged with capital murder:

According to court documents, on March 9, Blount County Sheriff’s Office investigator Scott Kanaday received a call from Wright’s father, saying she had called him and said she woke up in a room and was covered in blood. Wright told her father she didn’t know where she was because she had blacked out.

Wright told her father that she, Yager and Garcia had been walking through the woods and she believed something bad had happened to Garcia, and that she no longer knew her or Yager’s whereabouts.

On March 15, Deputy Mark Moon went to a Locust Fork home and again was told that two juveniles had information about Garcia’s disappearance. Garcia’s mother had told sheriff’s investigators there were some juveniles in Blount County with information about the case, according to court documents.

Court documents show that a 14-year-old and 13-year-old told Moon that Wright told them she had done something she was possibly going to regret — that she had possibly killed someone. Wright told them Garcia had gotten naked in the back of her car and was making advances toward Yager. Wright said she got mad and beat Garcia unconscious, court documents show.

During the interview with investigators, Wright admitted that she was wearing Garcia’s jeans and shoes.

Garcia’s body was discovered Thursday off Tucker Mountain Road. The affidavit states she was face down, and her body was partially nude with no pants, underwear, socks or shoes.

Body Found in the Passaic River Identified as Missing ‘Wall Street Journal’ Reporter David Bird, Missing Since 1/10/14

Morris County, New Jersey Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Long Hill Township Police Chief Michael Mazzeo made the announcement just after 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19 that the body found in the Passaic River was positively identified as a Wall Street Journal reporter, David Bird. On Wednesday two men were canoeing in the river when they came across a red jacket that Bird was wearing when he disappeared located near branches. The two men notified Bernards Township Police Department.  David Bird, 55,  has been missing since January 10, 2014 in Millington, NJ in Long Hill Township.

David Bird Long Hill Township Police Department

A body found in a New Jersey river has been positively identified as that of David Bird, a Wall Street Journal reporter who disappeared more than a year ago, officials said yesterday.

Dental records were used to identify Bird, 55, an energy-markets reporter who had been missing since taking a walk from his home by the Passaic River in Long Hill Township, N.J., on Jan. 11, 2014, the Morris County prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Two men canoeing on the river on Wednesday found the red jacket Bird was wearing when he disappeared. The boaters immediately contacted police, who later found human remains and sought to identify them, the prosecutor said.

“At this time, the medical examiner’s investigation into the cause and manner of death is ongoing,” the prosecutor said.

Wall Street Journal – Body of Missing Journal Reporter Found in New Jersey.

Mr. Bird, who had worked for Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the Journal, for more than two decades, was instrumental in the expansion of energy markets reporting in the 1990s, leading its coverage of OPEC and energy markets and building a team regarded as among the best in business. He eventually became the deputy managing editor of the Dow Jones Energy Service.

“David Bird was a long-standing and valued member of the Dow Jones newsroom, and we are deeply saddened to learn today of his death,” said Gerard Baker, editor in chief of the Journal. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

Car Pulled From New River Belongs to Missing Fort Lauderdale Woman Lisa Hayden-Gordon’s

51 year old Lisa Hayden-Gordon has been missing since attending a January 24, 2015 concert at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Lisa Hayden-Gordon vanished after using the restroom at the nearby Poorhouse bar. However, on Friday, a submerged vehicle that belongs to the missing woman was found with a body inside in the New River near a Fort Lauderdale marina.  Volunteers searching the waterway near Cooley’s Landing Marina with sonar equipment detected the blue 2003 Hyundai Elantra underwater Friday morning and alerted police. The authorities are not confirming the identity of the individual yet found inside the vehicle; however, the vehicle is that of missing Lisa Hayden-Gordon.

Lisa Hayden-Gordon_missing

A submerged vehicle that belongs to a woman who went missing last month was found with a body inside in the New River near a Fort Lauderdale marina, police said Friday.

Police divers in the water near Cooley’s Landing Marina, along the 400 block of Southwest Seventh Avenue, confirmed that it was Lisa Hayden-Gordon’s car.

The 51-year-old piano instructor, lovingly known as “Miss Noodles,” went missing Jan. 24, police said.

Police confirmed there was a body inside the vehicle but have not identified the person. According to Detective Tracy Figone, volunteers searching the waterway with sonar equipment detected the blue 2003 Hyundai Elantra underwater Friday morning and alerted police.

“At this time, we are not confirming who that person is that’s deceased,” Figone said. “It’s an undetermined death at this point.”

Police Release Photos of Missing Apryl Foster from Night she Disappeared … Missing Since 2/12/15 in Ybor City, FL (Update: Apryl Foster’s Car Found in Brandon Lake; Female Inside)

The Tampa police have released new pics taken the night that 33 year old Apryl Foster disappeared in Ybor City, FL. Video was found showing Apryl’s red 2009 Chevrolet Aveo traveling east on Seventh Avenue from 18th Street. However, the police were unable to determine who was driving the vehicle. Apryl Foster went missing on 2/12/15, she was last seen round 2:30 a.m. on Thursday in Ybor City, at the Bad Monkey and Double Decker Bars.

Pictures of Apryl Foster from the night she disappeared, pic 1

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Pic 2

Apryl Foster_surveillance pic

Police have released new details in the case of a missing Brandon woman, along with photos taken the night she disappeared.

During a press conference Thursday, one week after 33-year-old Apryl Foster vanished, Tampa Deputy Police Chief Brian Dugan detailed the extent of the ongoing search and stressed that detectives have no plans to slow things down.

“We will keep searching,” he urged. “No stone will be left unturned.”

Foster was last seen around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 12. Investigators say she’d been in Ybor City, specifically at the Bad Monkey and Double Decker Bars, after she’d left work at Ulele around 11 p.m.

The pictures from a week ago in Ybor City show Foster holding unidentified objects in her hands and a pocketbook slung over a shoulder.

“It doesn’t look like she was under any distress or anything, she was walking to her car,” said friend Patrick Hanney, a co-worker of Apryl’s at Ulele.

Tampa Police Department Press Conference Updating on Investigation

VIDEO – ABC News

UPDATE I: Apryl Foster’s car Found in Brandon Lake; Unidentified Female Inside.

The car of Apryl Foster, the Brandon woman who vanished Feb. 12, was found submerged in a lake Sunday afternoon, police said.

A female was found inside the car, but Tampa police haven’t identified the woman.

According to Tampa police, the clothing of the victim matches what Foster, 33, was wearing when she disappeared.

The medical examiner will identify the victim found in the car. The car was found in a small lake near Open Field Loop and Rain Dance Place, not far from Foster’s home, police said.

21 Year Old Henderson State Nursing Student Callie Morris Missing Since 1/29/15 Traveling from Hot Springs, AR to McAlester, OK (Update: Body of missing Nursing Student Callie Morris Found in Vehicle submerged in a Latimer County Creek)

21 year old Henderson State Nursing Student Callie Morris has been missing since Thursday, January 29, 2015. Authorities say that she was last heard from on Thursday when she was leaving Hot Springs, AR en route to McAlester, OK. Callie Morris may be traveling in a 2004 tan Ford Explorer with Oklahoma License 908HTG and she usually takes the route through Mena, Arkansas.  The LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office has issued a missing person’s request after a nursing student failed to make it home to McAlester.

Callie Morris

Authorities are looking for missing Henderson State nursing student Callie Morris.

Officials say Morris was last heard from on Thursday when she was leaving Hot Springs, AR en route to McAlester, OK.

Morris drives a 2004 Tan Ford Explorer with an Oklahoma license plate 908 HTG.

Her last cell phone ping was around Whitesboro/Muse, Oklahoma.

UPDATE I: Her last cell phone ping was around 6:37 p.m. in Whitesboro, Oklahoma. (MAP – Whiteboro, OK)

UPDATE II: Authorities searching for missing Arkansas nursing student.

According to Rutledge, the Civil Air Patrol received new information that will take the focus to Big Cedar on Sunday morning.

Civil Air Patrol announced Saturday that they were able to determine using cell phone forensics at 6:37 p.m. Thursday, Morris had made her trip from Hot Springs, Ark. to just west of the Oklahoma state line. According to officials, the ping was near the area of Big Cedar in Oklahoma.

The LeFlore County Sheriff’s department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the Civil Air Patrol have been searching the area.

Facebook: Please Pray for Callie.

UPDATE III: Body of missing nursing student Callie Morris found.

The body of a missing nursing student was found in her vehicle submerged in a Latimer County creek, according to the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department.

The following is from a news release posted on the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department website:

Press Release 02-01-2015

The vehicle and missing 21 year old Callie Morris has been found today in a Latimer County Creek. The vehicle was found overturned and partly submerged in water with the body of the missing women inside. Oklahoma Highway Patrol will be handling the investigation.

Body found believed to be missing Henderson student.

Sunday morning police said they found a woman’s body inside a truck in Oklahoma.

The body is believed to be that of missing Henderson University student Callie Morris.

Investigators said the truck was under a bridge in Buffalo Valley near Hwy 63. Police said they believe the body is Morris, but the coroner is heading to the scene for confirmation.

Police said the body was found inside the vehicle with the seat belt still intact.

If you have any information on where Callie Morris is call the Leflore County Sheriff’s Office at (918) 647-3426 or your local police department

Remains of Missing 25 Year Old Jaimee Mendez Missing Since Nov. 2014 Found on King’s Beach in Swampscott, MA

Sad conclusion to missing Swampscott mom …

The remains of missing 25 year old Jaimee Mendez have been found on King’s Beach in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Authorities state that the remains were found around 8 a.m. Wednesday near two lobster pots. The remains were taken to the medical examiner’s office in Boston, MA where they were positively identified as Jaimee Mendez by dental records. The Massachusetts’ Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says that the human remains found on King’s Beach in Swampscott Wednesday morning belong to 25 year-old Jaimee Mendez of Swampscott.  Jaimee Mendez has been missing since 11/6/14.

Jaimee Mendez

Human remains found on King’s Beach in Swampscott Wednesday were identified as Jaimee Mendez, 25, who was last seen in November.

Officials said the remains were found around 8 a.m. Wednesday near two lobster pots. They were taken to the medical examiner’s office in Boston.

Mendez’s remains were identified through dental records.

“We are relieved for Jaimee’s family that she has been located and identified. We will continue to work diligently to determine the circumstances of her death. Our thoughts are with the Mendez family during this difficult time,” Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said in a statement.

Officials said they have still not determined the cause and manner of Mendez’s death, and the investigation is continuing.

DA: Skull found on Swampscott beach ID’d as missing mom.

A skull and bones found on the beach in Swampscott this week has been identified as that of 25-year-old Jaimee Mendez, authorities announced this evening.

The human remains were found Wednesday at about 8 a.m. near some lobster traps on Kings Beach by the Swampscott-Lynn line, police said.

Mendez, a Swampscott mother, vanished last November and was last seen with a Level 3 sex offender, the missing woman’s sister, Alyssa, and a law enforcement source told the Herald last November.

Officials asked anyone with information to contact Swampscott police at 781-595-1111.

20 Year Old, University of Illinois Student Vicente Mundo Missing Since 1/25/15 in Champaign, IL (Update: Found Deceased)

20 year old Vicente Mundo has been missing since Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Champaign , Illinois. Vicente Mundo, a junior at the University of Illinois, was last seen on campus, near the corner of Third and Chalmers at about 7:15 pm. on January 25. His roommate told Mundo’s family that Vicente left their off-campus apartment to meet someone near his car around 6:45 pm Cell phone records show he made his last call around 7:12 pm Sunday.

Mundo lives in the 300 block of East Chalmers Street, Champaign. He is described as a Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes, 6-feet-tall and weighing about 165 pounds. He drives a silver Acura TL with Illinois license plate number 2557BD.

Vicente Mundo

Missing: Vicente Mundo

Vicente Mundo is 6 feet tall and 140 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and of Hispanic descent. He was last seen wearing a navy down coat with a Blackhawks baseball hat.

Mundo was last seen 7:15 p.m. Sunday when he left an apartment on the U of I campus and went to his car — a 2006 silver Acura TL with a special edition Bears license plate 2557. Then, he never returned.

His sister tells WGN he went to meet someone there — another student maybe — but they don’t know why. Also missing is the college junior’s wallet, iPad, phone, and Acura. His sister says his grades are good and she isn’t aware of any problems in his life.

UPDATE I: University of Illinois police on Friday announced that his family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his return.

“We figure that money is a good incentive for anything, so we thought maybe that would make people want to tell us anything,” his sister said.

Mundo’s wallet and phone also are missing, along with his car, a 2006 Acura TL with a special edition Bears license plate No., 2557, according to campus police. Mundo’s sister said the car has tinted windows, black tires and black rims.

At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mundo’s phone pinged a cellphone tower near Mahomet, Ill., a town of 7,700 people about 11 miles from Champaign. After that, his cellphone appears to have gone dead, his sister said. The family does not yet have information about which towers the phone may have pinged before Tuesday.

There has been no activity on Mundo’s bank account, according to his sister, which makes her suspect he did not disappear voluntarily.

“There’s no money withdrawn, there’s no stopping for coffee, there’s nothing; like he disappeared from the face of the earth,” she said. “If someone wants to go missing, that’s fine, but they’re going to withdraw money.”

Anyone with information should contact the University of Illinois Police Department at 217-333-1216 or the Champaign Police Department at 217-351-4545.

UPDATE I: Body of missing U. of I. student from Chicago found in central Illinois.

On Monday, authorities said the death of the U. of I. junior — one of two Hispanic men to go missing in Champaign in the last month — was ruled a homicide by the Champaign County coroner’s office.

His body was found about 9 a.m. Saturday along a rural road about 10 miles south of Champaign. The coroner’s office declined to comment on the autopsy or cause of death.

Bud and June Runion from Marietta, Georgia Missing Since 1/22/15 When They Traveled to Telfair County to Purchase a Car From Craigslist (Update: Two Warrants for Suspect Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns)(Update: Bodies of Missing Couple Found Deceased)

Cobb County Couple Missing …

Bud and June Runion, a Marietta, Georgia couple in their 60′s, have been missing since Thursday, January 22, 2015.  The Cobb County couple have been missing since they went to Telfair County Thursday to purchase a car from someone they met through Craigslist. According to the police, the couple drove to McRae to meet with someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed seeking a 1966 Mustang. Cobb County detectives believe the couple was riding in a pewter- or champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy with Georgia tag BWU 7349. Authorities say that the phone number that the couple called, traced back to a disposable cell phone. No one has heard from them since Friday and it appears that the Runions’ cell phones are off.

Bud and June Runion

State and local agencies have joined a frantic search for a Marietta couple missing since they went to Telfair County Thursday to purchase a car from someone they met through Craigslist.

“We’re trying to put together some teams to go out right now,” said Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson.

The couple apparently drove to McRae to meet with someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed seeking a 1966 Mustang, the sheriff said. Family members became concerned when the two did not return for a family function and would not answer their cell phone.

Facebook: Find Bud & June Runion.

UPDATE I: The GBI and Georgia State Patrol have joined deputies from Telfair, Wheeler and Jeff Davis counties in the search for a Marietta couple.

Bud Runion is 69 years old; June Runion is 66.

The couple drove to McRae on Thursday to meet someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed on Craigslist seeking a 1966 Mustang.

Relatives became concerned when the couple did not return for a family function and did not answer their cell phone.

Cobb County detectives believe the couple was riding in a pewter- or champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy with Georgia tag BWU 7349.

They say Bud Runion is white, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He is balding with gray hair and blue eyes. June Runion is white, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.

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Champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy with Georgia tag BWU 7349

UPDATE II: Suspect named in missing couple case: Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns.

Steverson says there are two active warrants out for Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns: one for making false statements to investigators and the other for criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.

Sheriff Steverson says Ronnie Towns is 28 and around 6 feet tall.

UPDATE III: Two Bodies Found as Cops Search for Missing Elderly Couple.

Two bodies were found Monday in the search for an elderly Georgia couple who disappeared last week after going to look at a car advertised on Craigslist, police said.

The vehicle of the missing couple —Elrey “Bud” Runion, 69, and his wife, June Runion, 66 — was found submerged in a body of water. Two bodies, one man and one female, were found nearby. The bodies haven’t been officially identified and the cause of death hasn’t been determined, Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said.

Authorities have been searching for the couple since their family reported that they hadn’t heard from them since they left Thursday morning for southern Georgia to look at a vintage Mustang.

UPDATE IV: Bodies found in search for Runion couple.

Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said two bodies were found Monday in the search for Bud and June Runion, the missing Marietta couple.

Investigators also found the couple’s SUV submerged in a shallow body of water, Steverson said.

Steverson said autopsies are being done before a positive identification is announced.

Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns, 28, of McRae turned himself in to authorities Monday morning.

The Telfair sheriff asked anyone with information to call his office at 229-868-6621. Also, anyone with information about the couple’s whereabouts is asked to call Cobb County Police at 770-499-3900.

3 Week Old Baby Missing Since 1/23/15 in Newhall, CA Found Dead (Update: Father, Matthew Warner Arrested)

A three week old baby who had been missing since January 23, 2015 has been found dead. The parents of the missing infant didn’t call 911, but instead went to the Santa Clarita Valley Station Friday at around 9:35 p.m. and told authorities their daughter was missing from their home. Overnight, more than 50 personnel from the Santa Clarita Valley, Lancaster and Palmdale sheriff’s stations, as well as search-and-rescue crews and air units helped search for the missing girl.  Sadly, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said the the baby’s body was found in a pickup truck in a parking lot in the 23630 block of Newhall Avenue around 8 a.m Saturday morning.

Missing Baby-Newhall found dead

VIDEO – CBS Los Angeles (click here or on Pic to Watch VIDEO)

Sheriff’s officials reported there are multiple scenes under investigation. They are not releasing any information at this time about a possible suspect or suspects.

“(On Friday) at 9:35 p.m., the parents of a 3-week-old female walked into the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station lobby,” said Sheriff’s Station Lt. Brenda Cambra, “and reported that their baby was missing from their home on the 21300 block of Alder Street.” (MAP)

“Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the home and searched the location for the baby,” Cambra said. “She was not located.”

Sheriff’s Station officials then requested the Search and Rescue Team, and also called for the assistance of K-9 units and aerial support.

“At this time, a large-area search is being conducted in Newhall,” Cambra said, adding the girl was wearing a Sesame Street diaper and a blue-and-pink beanie when she was taken.

Sheriff’s Station officials said the focus for the moment was on finding the baby, and would not comment on whether it was an abduction investigation or the nature of the child’s disappearance.

UPDATE I: Sheriff’s deputies announced they arrested the father, Matthew Warner.

According to reports, Warner led police to the baby’s body, which was found in a car parked in a park-and-ride lot.”

Later, sheriff’s deputies announced they arrested the father, Matthew Warner, at an 11 a.m. press conference Saturday morning.

The mother was not arrested but was being held at the station, officials said. She was described as being distraught.

Anyone with information was asked to contact LASD’s Santa Clarita Valley Station at 661-255-1121.

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