59 Year Old ASU Professor Debra Schwartz of Tempe Missing During a Camping Trip Near Sedona, AZ (Update: Found Deceased)

59 year old Arizona State University professor Debra Schwartz has gone missing while camping by herself in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, AZ.She was last seen on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in Oak Creek Canyon. According to authorities, a campsite host at Pine Flat Campground contacted the department at about 9:07 a.m. Friday, after he visited Swartz’s campsite to check on her, since she had not paid to extend her time there. According to the Sheriff’s Office, when deputies arrived at the campsite, they found Schwartz’s car, her assembled tent and various camping gear. It appeared Schwartz left the campground and did not return.

Schwartz is described as a white woman, who is 59 years of old, about 5 feet 4 inches tall and 160 pounds. She has green eyes and brown hair. The Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety are conducting ground and aerial searches of the area.

If you have seen her, please contact the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-338-7888, 928-774-4523 or call Silent Witness at (928) 774-6111.

Law enforcement officers, including many with search and rescue, are currently looking for a missing ASU professor in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona.

Debra Schwartz of Tempe has not been seen in a couple of days.

Gerry Blair with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Department told 12 News the campsite host at Pine Flat Campground contacted the department at about 9:07 a.m. Friday, after he visited Swartz’s campsite to check on her, since she had not paid to extend her time there. The campsite host said she was camping by herself.

“We found her car; her tent was at the camp intact,” Blair said. “She left a number of [things] behind.”

When the Deputies arrived at Pine Flats, they found Schwartz’s vehicle and her assembled tent and other camping equipment.  It appears that she left her campground for an unknown destination and failed to return as scheduled, authorities said.

 Debra Schwartz

UPDATE I: Search underway for ASU professor missing from Oak Creek Canyon.

Authorities from several agencies are searching for a missing Arizona State University professor.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Debra Schwartz was last seen on May 4 at Pine Flat Campground in Oak Creek Canyon.

Detectives are conducting a missing person investigation, trying to learn what happened before Schwartz disappeared. Anyone with information about her location or the circumstances around her disappearance is asked to call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-338-7888.

UPDATE II: Missing ASU professor Debra Schwartz found dead near Oak Creek Canyon.

Authorities have found the body of missing Arizona State University professor Debra Schwartz near Oak Creek Canyon.

Officials said a three-member technical rescue team was searching an unnamed slot canyon below the rim of Oak Creek Canyon around 11 a.m. when they discovered her body.

“This technical rescue team completed two rope rappels to make their way into the canyon to a spot where they were able to see the body and then a third rappel to actually reach the body,” according to Gerry Blair with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.

Human Remains found in a Houston Pasture are those of a 17 Year Old Jessica Cain who disappeared in 1997 … Convicted Felon William Reece Pointed Authorities to the Location

The remains of 17 year old Jessica Cain who disappeared in 1997 have been positively identified according to the Harris County medical examiner’s office on Friday. Forensic experts used DNA to identify her. The remaining of the missing teen girl were found in a Houston area pasture. According to reports, William Reece, who is serving a 60-year sentence for a 1997 kidnapping, assisted authorities in the search and pointed authorities to the location. Investigators zeroed in on the field on East Orem Dr. thanks to a tip from an inmate named William Reece.

Tim Miller with Texas Equusearch assisted in the search for Jessica’s remains said the following, “I was there the day she disappeared on the original search, and this is not the news her family wanted to hear, but not knowing is usually worse.” Miller further went on to say, “They now have the opportunity to go through that grieving process. And realize that Jessica’s not coming back and get into that healing process.”

Jessica Cain

Human remains found in a Houston pasture are those of a 17-year-old girl who disappeared in 1997, the Harris County medical examiner’s office said Friday.

The remains of Jessica Cain, who disappeared after dining with friends, were identified through DNA analysis, said Audrey Carter, an investigator with the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

A convicted kidnapper who might be linked to other violent crimes pointed investigators to the location of the remains. Investigators dug for more than three weeks in a rural pasture on the edge of Houston before finding the remains on March 18.

William Reece, who is serving a 60-year sentence for a 1997 kidnapping, assisted authorities in the search. Reece, 56, also recently led authorities to remains identified as those of 20-year-old college student Kelli Cox, who had been missing from Denton in North Texas since 1997.

Reece’s attorney, Anthony Osso, has said his client ultimately hopes to avoid the death penalty by cooperating with authorities.

UPDATE I: Human remains found in SE Houston field confirmed to be Jessica Cain.

Cain disappeared in 1997; her truck found abandoned on the side of I-45 near the exit to her home. Her case remained unsolved until detectives began searching a southeast Houston field in February of this year. After nearly three weeks of searching, skeletal remains were found.

The man who led investigators to the site is William Reece, who has been the prime suspect in Cain’s disappearance. A handcuffed Reece was spotted in the field over the few weeks the search took place, walking around with investigators.

After Cain’s remains were found in southeast Houston, Reece led investigators to a field in Brazoria County near Angleton. After a week of digging, investigators found what were later identified as the remains of Kelli Ann Cox.

Cox disappeared from the town of Denton in 1997.

Victims linked to suspected serial killer William Reece

25 Year Old Colin Madsen Missing For Over a Week in Eastern Siberia Has Been Found Dead

The body of missing 25 year old Colin Madsen has been found in eastern Siberia. Madsen, a native of Jefferson City, Missouri, who was studying at a university in the nearby city of Irkutsk, vanished a week ago, March 27, early on a Sunday morning in the Sayan mountains, where he was on a hiking trip with friends. He was found two kilometers from the spa village of Arshan. According to accounts, Madsen had been traveling with three friends, two local Russians and another American student, on exchange at the same university. He left the guest house where the group was staying in the village of Arshan, without warning at around 5 a.m. and wearing only a T-shirt and trousers despite freezing temperatures outside. He had not been seen since. A cause of death has not yet been determined.

Colin Madsen_missing

 A U.S. student missing for over a week in eastern Siberia has been found dead, Russian investigators said today.

Colin Madsen’s body was found by rescuers about a mile from the village where the Missouri man had disappeared in the Buryatia region, investigators said in a statement released by the local branch of Russia’s Investigative Committee, the equivalent of the FBI.

Russian police had earlier opened a possible murder inquiry into Madsen’s vanishing in the foothills of the Sayan mountains, roughly 3,000 miles from Moscow, where a search for the student has been gradually intensifying since last Monday.

But today’s statement said that there were no signs of outward injury on Madsen’s body or any indication he had been robbed. Investigators said a cause of death has not yet been established but the statement suggested that it may be related to drugs.

Police are now testing Madsen’s body for traces of narcotics and the statement noted that the group with which Madsen had been traveling had taken drugs in the day before his disappearance.

Police today said the murder inquiry remained open while the full circumstances around Madsen’s death were established.

UPDATE I: Pravda is reporting that Madesen may have froze to death as a results of being impaired due to drugs.

Authorities Discover Buried Body on Private Property in Fruitland Township, MI … Might Be That of Missing Mother Bobbie Maples

Roosevelt Park Police believe that the body they discovered buried on private property might be that of Bobbie Maples. Upon a tip, the body was found on private property in Fruitland Township, Michigan Friday evening. Bobbie Maples went missing in December 2014, shortly after giving birth to daughter Airyonne. She was reported last seen near Whitehall by a friend.

According to Roosevelt Park Police Chief David Boone, the police have a prime suspect in Maples’ disappearance, who currently is incarcerated for an unrelated matter. As per Boone, the suspect is among several police have had over the past year, and has been on law enforcement’s radar since the beginning of the investigation into Maples’ disappearance.

Bobbie Maples

Investigators have been lead by a tip to a buried body that could be that of Bobbie Maples, a mother first reported missing about a year ago.

Local officials discovered a buried body on private property in Fruitland Township Friday evening. Maples’ mother, Muriel, confirmed to WZZM 13 that authorities expressed confidence that the remains are linked to Bobbie.

Facebook: HelpFindBobbieMaples

Buried body found Friday could be woman missing for a year.

Local law enforcement authorities discovered, and left mostly undisturbed, the buried body on private property in rural Muskegon County early Friday evening, said Roosevelt Park Police Chief David Boone.

Police remained at the scene throughout the night awaiting the arrival of the Michigan State Police Crime Lab Saturday morning, which would complete the task of unearthing the remains, Boone said. He could not predict when a positive identity could be made because he did not know the condition of the body or what items may be with it.

UPDATE I: 1st to report Bobbie Maples missing was man now charged with sex-for-drugs life felony.

A man now charged with coercing a woman to have sex in exchange for drugs was the first person to report Bobbie Maples missing after she vanished, according to his lawyer.

Maples’ buried body was found Jan. 22 in Fruitland Township. She disappeared in December 2014 after leaving her Roosevelt Park home to visit her 11-day-old daughter who remained hospitalized followering her birth.

Robert Charles Smith III, 50, of Laketon Township, who was recently charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct during the commission of a felony, knew Maples and has been cooperating with police investigating her disappearance and now death, Smith’s attorney Marc E. Curtis said Tuesday.

29 Year Old Melanie Coley of Loudon, TN Missing Since 1/21/16 (Update: Found Deceased Near the Scene of a Single-Car Crash in Loudon County)

29 year old Melanie Coley has been missing since January 21, 2016 in Loudon, Tennessee. The 29 year old Primrose School preschool teacher was last seen late Thursday evening at Bad Daddy’s Burger in Turkey Creek. She was driving her grey 2014 Dodge Avenger with a broken right side mirror.

Melanie Coley_missing

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in finding a missing woman.

Melanie Coley, 29, of Loudon, was last seen late Thursday evening at Bad Daddy’s Burger in Turkey Creek. KCSO said she was driving her grey 2014 Dodge Avenger with a broken right side mirror.

The Primrose School of Farragut identified Coley on Facebook as one of their preschool teachers.

If anyone with information is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 865-215-2243.

UPDATE: 29-year-old woman reported missing Friday was found dead Saturday near the scene of a single-car crash in Loudon County.

A 29-year-old woman reported missing Friday was found dead Saturday near the scene of a single-car crash in Loudon County, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol discovered the body of Melanie Coley of Loudon ejected from her wrecked 2014 Dodge Avenger off Sugar Limb Road, about two miles southeast of Interstate 75.

The THP had coordinated with KCSO detectives to investigate Coley’s travel routes and patterns, officials said.

An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

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