Amber Alert Issued for Missing 4 Year Old Central Florida Rebecca Lewis (Update: Missing Florida Girl Found in Memphis, TN … Suspect West Wild Hogs Arrested)
An AMBER Alert has been issued for 4 year old Rebecca Lewis from Lakeland, Florida who was taken from her home Saturday morning by 31-year-old West Hogs. Saturday, surveillance footage captured 4-year-old Rebecca Lewis and a man named West Wild Hogs filling up at a gas station in Forsythe, Georgia. West Wild Hogs is 5 feet 8 inches tall, 220 pounds, with red hair, and blue-green eyes. He has a scar on the left side of his head in the shape of the letter “L” and a tattoo of a blue cross and a Chinese symbol.
Investigators are searching for a 4-year-old central Florida girl who they say was taken by a longtime family friend.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release the pair was spotted at a gas station in Forsythe, Georgia, on Saturday evening. They were in a car with a stolen Alabama license plate.
Investigators say 31-year-old West Hogs showed up at the family’s home Saturday morning and left with Rebecca Lewis. The girl’s 16-year-old sister says she saw Rebecca sleeping about 9 a.m. but when she woke up again 45 minutes later, the little girl was gone.
Monday morning, WFTS-TV in Tampa received information that the two were spotted at a state park near the Tennessee-Kentucky border, headed north on Interstate 75.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of either Rebecca Lewis or Wild West Hogs, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 or 911.
Rebecca Lewis is 3-feet-tall, weights 30 pounds, has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a pink dress.
Officials believe she is with West Wild Hogs, a 5-foot-8, 31-year-old male who weighs 220 pounds and has red hair. You can recognize him by an “L” shaped scar on the left side of his head and a tattoo of a blue cross and another of a Chinese symbol.
Police say Hogs is an old family friend and hadn’t seen Rebecca in years. Authorities say he took her Saturday morning. Hogs is facing kidnapping charges.
Authorities believe the two are traveling in a 2012, silver Nissan Versa with an Alabama handicap tag number 4JL26. The vehicle has a magnetic animal rescue paw on the driver side portion of the trunk.
A Lakeland girl and the family friend who authorities say kidnapped her were possibly spotted Sunday night in northeast Tennessee.
A ranger at Cove Lake State Park in Campbell County, Tenn. reported seeing a man and child matching the descriptions of 4-year-old Rebecca Lewis and West Wild Hogs, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE III: 4 Year Old Rebecca Lewis Found Safe in Memphis, TN.
A missing 4-year-old central Florida girl was recovered in Tennessee on Monday, and the man who took her is in custody, authorities said.
Rebecca Lewis and West Wild Hogs, 31, were located in Memphis, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on its Twitter page.
Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said police received a call from the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis at 12:57 p.m. A security official at the hospital told police that an employee recognized the man and the girl mentioned in the Amber Alert out of Florida, Rudolph said.
When police pulled up to the hospital, they saw the car mentioned in the Amber Alert pulling out of the parking garage, Rudolph said. Officers stopped the car in the parking lot and found the man and the girl inside.
11 year old Emily Dowdle has been missing since Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Catawba County, North Carolina after getting off her school bus. Emily has not been seen since she got off the school bus in front of her house around 2:15 p.m. When her parents came home, she was gone
Search crews are continuing to look for a missing 11-year-old girl in Catawba County, North Carolina.
Emily Dowdle, who attends Catawba Elementary School, has been missing since she got home from school Tuesday afternoon.
Police say Dowdle got off the school bus in front of her house around 2:15 p.m. But when her parents came home, she was gone.
Search crews are using flashlights and bloodhounds to canvass the area.
Dowdle is described as being 4’11” with long light brown hair, hazel eyes, and wears dark-framed glasses. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and capri jeans.
If you have seen Emily or know any information, you are asked to call the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-3112.
The missing 11-year-old Catawba County girl has been found safe. She walked out of the woods behind her home Wednesday night, officials said.
A spokesperson for the FBI said shortly before 10 p.m. that Emily Dowdle was “located within the last half hour in a wooded area near her home.”
“She is safe, will be checked out by medics,” the spokesperson said. “Our thanks go out to hundreds of law enforcement, fire fighters, and other first responders.”
Additional details will be released most likely Thursday morning, the spokesperson added.
14 Year Old Hailey Hagen Missing Since 7/29/16 From Woodstock, GA (Update: Missing Girl Found Safe by Police)
14 year old Hailey Hagen has been missing since Friday, July 29, 2016 from Woodstock, Georgia. Hailey was last seen at about 1 p.m. Friday in the Brookshire subdivision off of Ridgewalk Parkway in Woodstock.
Woodstock Police are looking for help from the public in locating 14-year-old Hailey Hagen.
She was last seen at about 1 p.m. Friday in the Brookshire subdivision off of Ridgewalk Parkway in Woodstock.
Hailey is described as a white female, 5-feet-4 inches tall, weighing about 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a purple tank top, capri jeans, carrying a teal-colored backpack and black guitar case. Investigators said she may also be wearing a hoodie.
If anyone has seen Hailey or may have any information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office or 911.
A missing Woodstock teen who was last seen Friday afternoon has been located by police.
Woodstock Police sent out a tweet Saturday morning saying 14 year-old Hailey Hagen had been located. She has returned home safely.
34 year old Darcey Cottrell has been missing since Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from Danville, IL. She was last seen outside her home on East Main Street. Darcey Cottrell is described as 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing around 130 pounds. Also, the police say she was driving a green Ford Ranger with license plate number AN3826. She was supposedly headed to Discount Tobacco Warehouse, where she’s worked for the past two years. However, she never arrived.
Darcey Cottrell, 34, was last seen near her home in Danville, Illinois, on the afternoon of June 1, according to the station. Her mom says she left to go to work at 2:30 pm, but she never made it there.
“I was scared because my grandson thinks someone took her, and I don’t even want to think along those lines. But something’s going on,” Cottrell’s mother, Cindy Lowe, told WCIA.
Lowe says she saw her daughter the day before she went missing — and nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary.
“Everything was the same. We had some pizza together,” she told the station. “I had no red flags.”
Police say she was driving a green Ford Ranger with license plate number AN3826. She is described as 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing around 130 pounds, according to the department’s Facebook page.
If anyone has any information on missing Darcey Cottrell, please contact the Danville Police Department at (217) 431 – 2250 or the Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at (217) 446 – TIPS.
There are two Danville Police detectives assigned to the case, but little information is available to be released, according to Commander Jane McFadden who spoke with Dateline.
“We don’t know at this point if there is any foul play involved,” McFadden said. “We’re puzzle-piecing this thing together. We have to look at it first as the worst-case scenario. You never know what could have happened.”
Officials are asking anyone who may have seen or spoken to Darcey after 2:30 p.m. the last day she was seen, to phone police.
“If we have an established timeline, we’re more likely able to hopefully figure out what may have happened,” Commander McFadden told Dateline.
While police search, Darcey’s wide array of family and friends are leaving no stone unturned in their search for answers. Dozens of people turned out to search the areas surrounding Darcey’s neighborhood Saturday. The original posting Darcey’s mother made on Facebook, regarding her daughter’s disappearance, has also been shared more than 3,200 times.
“We just want her home safe for her sons and all her loved ones,” Darcey’s mother Cindy told Dateline. “If anyone has any information, we’re begging you to come forward.”
Police confirmed Tuesday morning that a missing Illinois mother, who was last seen leaving for work, has been found safe.
Darcey Cottrell, who disappeared on June 1, was pulled over in another state on a traffic stop Tuesday morning, Commander Jane McFadden of the Danville Police Department told Dateline.
“She told officers that she was fine and not in any danger,” Commander McFadden said. “They provided us with a local address which we passed along to her family.”
9 Year Old Carlie Marie Trent Found Alive by Donnie Lawson & Roger Carpenter in Hawkins County, TN … Gary Simpson Arrested
Carlie Marie Trent found SAFE!!!
9 year old Carlie Trent was found safe yesterday by two men, Donnie Lawson and Roger Carpenter, in Hawkins County, Tennessee. The two men were searching isolated areas in the back country of northeastern Tennessee on Thursday when they came upon Carlie Trent and her uncle, Gary Simpson. Roger Carpenter, a Baptists minister, held the uncle at gunpoint, while the other man, Donnie Lawson, called the authorities. Carlie Trent had been missing since May 4, when Simpson, an uncle by marriage, picked the girl up from her elementary school in Rogersville.
Gary Simpson was arrested and taken into police custody. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn stated that the Gary Simpson is being charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and may face additional charges. According to accounts, Carlie appeared to be OK; however, she was taken to the hospital to be checked out and evaluated.
Two men searching the back country of northeastern Tennessee on Thursday found a 9-year-old girl who has been missing for more than week and held the uncle accused of abducting her at gunpoint until police arrived, authorities said.
Donnie Lawson and Roger Carpenter found Carlie Marie Trent in Hawkins County, the same rural part of the state she had disappeared from on May 4 after police said her uncle Gary Simpson took her out of school without permission, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said at a news conference.
Lawson and Carpenter were acting on law enforcement appeals to search isolated areas on all-terrain vehicles, Gwyn said. Carpenter, a Baptist minister, held Simpson at gunpoint while Lawson went to call police.
“This is just two heroes that went onto the property just to see, by chance, could they be there,” Gwyn said. “And they were.”