5 Year Old Julian Hernandez Went Missing in Alabama in 2002 … 13 Years Later, He Has Been Found Safe in Cleveland, Ohio


Vestavia Hills, Alabama police stated that Julian Hernandez was reported missing by his mother in August 2002 when he was only 5 years old. Flash-forward 13 years and the Julian Hernandez, now 18, has been found safe in Ohio.  As it turns out the boys father, Bobby Hernandez, had abducted him. Authorities are saying that the boy probably never knew he was even kidnapped by the dad. Bobby Hernandez has been arrested and charged in Ohio in connection to the abduction and will also face charges in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Julian Hernandez

Vestavia Hills, Alabama police say a child missing from the area since 2002 has been located in Ohio, according to CBS Cleveland affiliate WOIO-TV.

Julian Hernandez was reported missing by his mother in August 2002 when he was 5 years old. He is now 18.

It was suspected at the time that Julian’s father, Bobby Hernandez, took the child.

The Cleveland Division of the FBI says it received a tip October 30 that a person living in the city could be a missing child from Alabama. Three days later, authorities confirmed that person is Julian Hernandez.

Bobby Hernandez has been arrested and charged in Ohio in connection to the abduction and will also face charges in Jefferson County, Alabama. He is being held in Cuyahoga County on a $255,000 bond. He could face additional charges, Vestavia Hills police say.

Check out the amazing way that the boy learned he was the victim of a kidnapping. Julian Hernandez was applying for college and his social security number kept rejecting and coming back as incorrect. The teen asked for help with the problem and in determining why the SS number kept coming up as invalid, he learned that he was listed as missing by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls says red flags were raised when Julian tried to apply for college. Falls said Julian’s Social Security number kept coming back incorrect. He then approached a school counselor for help. In trying to help Julian, she discovered he was listed as missing by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Falls said it’s unlikely Julian knew he was listed as missing. Falls added that he is seeking interference with custody charges in Alabama against Bobby Hernandez, which is a class C felony and carries a prison term of 1-10 years.

5 Year Old Michael Esposito & 7 Year Old Adrian Ross Missing Since 10/8/15 …. Search Crews Find Missing Boys Safe at Red River Gorge in Eastern Kentucky


5 year old Michael Esposito and 7 year old Adrian Ross have been missing since 6 p.m. on October 8 when they were last seen at the Koomer Ridge Campground. The boys are cousins, Michael is from Batavia and Adrian is from Bloomington, Indiana. More than 100 searchers combed the area looking for the boys.

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Adrian Ross

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Michel Esposito

UPDATE I: Search crews have found the two missing boys safe at Red River Gorge.

It took 20 hours, but a family’s nightmare turned into a dream come true: Two young boys who disappeared from a campsite at the rugged Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky were found safe and sound Friday.

Wolfe County Search & Rescue announced at about 2 p.m. that rescuers had located Michael Esposito, 5, and Adrian Ross, 7. The boys walked off into the woods near their Koomer Ridge campsite at about 6 p.m. Thursday, prompting a frantic, around-the-clock search through the hilly, heavily wooded wilderness.

Cousins, ages 5 and 7, missing from Wolfe County campground found safe.

Two small boys who disappeared Thursday evening from Koomer Ridge Campground in Daniel Boone National Forest were found alive Friday afternoon, according to Kentucky State Police.

Cousins Michael Esposito, 5, of Batavia, Ohio and Adrian Ross, 7, of Bloomington, Ind., went missing around 6 p.m. Thursday in Red River Gorge in Wolfe County while Esposito’s father and grandfather were setting up the tent and fixing dinner, according to WLEX-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lexington.

The boys were found about 20 hours after they disappeared, approximately one mile from their campsite, by Daniel Boone National Forest budget officer Kelly Moore near the Silver Mine Arch Trail. According to WLEX-TV, Moore yelled and the children called back. Other than a few bumps and bruises they were fine. The boys were examined by members of the Wolfe County Ambulance Service, then returned to their parents.

Esposito’s mother, Julia, told WLEX-TV Thursday that a miscommunication between her husband and her father apparently led to the boys’ disappearance.

Endangered Alert Issued for 2 Year Old Rainn Peterson Missing Since 10/2/15 in North Bloomfield, OH (Update: Found Alive!!!)

UPDATE …  2 year old Rainn Peterson Found Alive!!!

An Endangered Alert has been issued for 2 year old Rainn Peterson who has been missing since Friday, October 2, 2015 in North Bloomfield, Ohio. According to Trumbull County authorities, the toddler went missing at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday and was last seen at 7759 State Route 45 in North Bloomfield. The missing 2 year old’s grandparents reported her missing stating the toddler just wandered off. The authorities have searched the woods and are also questioning sex offenders in the area.


Rainn Peterson was reported missing by her grandparents. She was wearing a purple long sleeved shirt, gray pants and multi-colored pink and lime green shoes.

Missing from: North Bloomfield, Ohio
Missing since: 10/2/2015
Missing age: 2
Current age: 2
Date of birth: 8/19/2013
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White
Height: 3 ft 0 in.
Weight: 24
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: BrownTrumbull County 911 Supervisor Eric Luketic said Rainn was last seen at 7759 State Route 45 in North Bloomfield.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Trumbull County Dispatch Center at (330) 675-2730.

UPDATE I: Search Continues for Missing Toddler.

UPDATE II: Authorities call off search for missing 2-year-old girl in Trumbull County.

Saturday morning just after 10,  Trumbull County Sheriff deputies told FOX 8 they have called off their search for the missing toddler..

UPDATE III: Great grandmother, who authorities say has temporary custody of the little girl.

Altiere says the search is still on for the child who was last seen at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the State Route 45 home of her great grandmother, who authorities say has temporary custody of the little girl.

The Sheriff says he is talking with the great grandparents inside the church and that they have been very cooperative.

Altiere says that Rainn’s Mother, Brandi Bennett was out with a friend at the time of the disappearance.

That differs with what Bennett, told 21 News  Friday night when she said she was at work and her grandmother was watching her three children. The great grandmother was upstairs doing the dishes. She called for the children to come up for dinner but, Rainn was nowhere to be found.

Bennett says her two sons, ages 3 and 4, said that Rainn had gone upstairs but, the grandmother never saw her.

“We can’t find her anywhere. We looked everywhere, in the house, outside and I just hope that if anyone finds her they please call us as soon as possible because she is two years-old and she’s little and she’s out there all alone,” said Bennett.

More than half a dozen cruisers from the Sheriff’s Department were at the great grandparents home for most of the morning.  Some of the cruisers left the house shortly after 9:30 a.m.

UPDATE IV: MIRACLE … Missing Trumbull County toddler found alive!!!

Just after 6 p.m. Sunday, a volunteer found missing Trumbull County toddler Rainn Peterson alive curled up in some tall grass off Peck Leach Route, just off SR 45 where the family lives, in North Bloomfield. The Trumbull County Sheriff said she was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. When he put Rainn into the ambulance, she was “as fine as can be expected.” No more details are available yet. Stay with WKYC as we learn more from authorities.

UPDATE V: “I found baby Rainn”.

Fox 8 reported that Rainn Peterson was located approximately one mile south of the home where she had last been seen. She was taken to a local hospital and reported to be in stable condition.

Trumbull County Sheriff Tom Altiere told the station that the little girl was found by a volunteer searcher who was riding through the field on a four-wheeler. Authorities said Rainn was wearing the purple shirt and gray pants she was reported to be wearing when she disappeared.

“She appears okay and we are so thankful,” Altiere told the station.

The volunteer who found the baby told a 911 dispatcher he came across the missing child sleeping in some tall grass.

“I found baby Rainn and she’s alive!” were the unidentified man’s first words to the dispatcher.

34 Year Old Heather Barcarellas Missing Since 9/25/15 in Kent County, MI (Update: Found Safe)

34 year old Heather Barcarellas has been missing since Friday, September 25, 2015 in Kent County, Michigan. She is believed to have left her home between 5:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Heather is described as a white female, 34-years-old with blonde hair and brown eyes approximately 5’8? and 135 lbs.

Heather Barcarella

Family members reported Heather (Lynch) Barcarella missing Friday evening, it’s believed she left her home between 5:45p.m.  and 10:15p.m.

She did not have access to a car and it is unknown if she walked or if someone drove her from the home.

Deputies say Heather left all of her personal belongings and does not have her required medication with her.

She is described as a white female, 34-years-old with blonde hair and brown eyes approximately 5’8? and 135 lbs.

If anyone has any information on Heather Barcarellas whereabouts is asked to contact the Kent County Sheriff’s Department at (616) 632-6100.

UPDATE : Heather Barcarellas found safe.

Kent County Dispatch says Heather (Lynch) Barcarella is safe after being located on Saturday.  They did not say where or how they were in touch with her.

Posted September 26, 2015 by
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Two Boys, Eddie & Larry, Missing Since 9/22/15 from Boalsburg, PA Found by Reporter Covering Their Disappearance

WHEN THE MEDIA DOES A GREAT THING … KUDOS to Centre Daily Times reporter Shawn Annarelli!!!

Nine year old Eddie and 7 year old Larry had been missing since Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in Boalsburg, PA. The State College Police Department stated that the two children  were last seen waiting for their school bus in Boalsburg around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday.


Eddie is 9 years old, about 4’8″ inches tall, and was last seen wearing a bright blue fleece jacket, a blue, green and white backpack, dark blue jeans, glasses and sneakers with bright yellow laces.

Larry is 7 years old, about 3’4″inches tall, and was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt, brown sweatpants, blue sneakers, and a grey and black backpack with a spider design.

UPDATE I: Reporter Finds Two Missing Boys While Covering Their Disappearance.

An amazing thing happened to Shawn Annarelli, a reporter for the Centre Daily Times who was covering the story of the missing boys, he not only found himself covering the story of the missing boys, he found the two missing boys.  FANTASTIC JOB!!! This is what happens when the MSM decides to do investigative journalism and not just lazily report on a story and go through the motions. It is not very often we make a member of the media, the hero of the week, however, Shawn Annarelli certainly deserves it. A JOB WELL DONE SIR!!!

Centre Daily Times reporter Shawn Annarelli was reporting on two missing brothers, aged seven and nine, who were supposed to board a school bus in Boalsburg on Tuesday morning but never showed up for class.

While covering the story, he set out to find a police officer to chat with, he told INSIDE EDITION.

“I was about 15 yards away from the rest of the media. I was going to talk to a police officer… when I hear two voices and see some rustling leafs,” he said.

Annarelli decided to follow the sounds and movement into the wooded area near the search party.

“I said to myself ‘What if? What if they’re right there?’” he recalled. “I made my way down (a) little path and after I turned one of these tiny little bends, I see two kids crouching down as far as they could and two full backpacks sticking up. I thought ‘Sweet! I got them!’ and then I thought ‘Oh no, I got them.”

Posted September 25, 2015 by
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62 Year Old Hiker Miyuki Harwood Found Alive after Missing For 9 Days in Fresno County Wilderness


62 year old Miyuki Harwood of Orangevale, California has been found alive by search crews after missing for 9 days in the Fresno County wilderness. Miyuki Harwood was found Saturday injured, suffering broken bones, but alive. Harwood, who was found in a remote, rocky area, where she crawled down from where she was injured to a creek, takinh 2 days, and she was able to drink from the creek with the water filter. Harwood had become separated from a group of hikers on a Sierra Club outing on Aug. 20, prompting a massive search. As per the LA Times, Members of the Fresno County sheriff’s search-and-rescue team found Harwood on Saturday morning in an area east of Courtwright Reservoir after she heard rescuers in the area and blew a whistle to get their attention. She was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Fresno, where she was listed in stable condition.

Miyuki Harwood

A hiker is recovering in the hospital after surviving in the Fresno County wilderness for nine days.

Miyuki Harwood, 62, of Orangevale went missing after getting separated from a hiking group in remote Fresno County. Since Aug. 20, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says they spent thousands of hours searching for her. Search and rescue teams located her at about 9 a.m. Saturday.

“She heard voices, and she grabbed a whistle that she had with her and blew her whistle, and that alerted the rescuers on the ground to be able to find her,” California Highway Patrol paramedic Rusty Hotchkiss said.

A CHP helicopter flew Harwood to Community Regional Medical Center in Downtown Fresno on Saturday.

16 Year Old Marley McKenna Spindler Missing Since 8/20/15 from Myrtle Beach, SC (Update: Found Safe)(Update: Charged with Filing a False Police Report)

16 year old Marley McKenna Spindler has been missing since August 20, 2015 when she was last seen leaving a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina restaurant. According to reports, Marley was seen leaving a Chick-fil-A in Myrtle Beach around 7:30 a.m. on the day she went missing in a 2002 silver Ford Escape with South Carolina tag KFI-776. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Marley McKenna Spindler missing

Police are looking for a 16-year-old girl who was last seen leaving a Myrtle Beach, S.C., restaurant on Aug. 20, reports CBS affiliate WBTW.

Marley McKenna Spindler was last seen at a Chick-fil-A in Myrtle Beach around 7:30 a.m. on the day she went missing.

The teen was driving a 2002 silver Ford Escape with South Carolina tag KFI-776, according to police.

Horry County Police Lt. Raul Denis said information received by authorities indicates Spindler is likely alone and there is no evidence of foul play at this time.

The flyer describes the 16-year-old as standing 5 feet 8 inches, weighing approximately 100 pounds with light brown hair and hazel eyes. Spindler was last seen wearing long blue jeans, a white flowery tank top and gold sandals, with a cross-body style purser, a Vera Bradley book bag and Vera Bradley lunchbox, according to the flyer.

Face Book - Help find Marley Mckenna Spindler.

UPDATE I: Marley was last heard from at 8:42 a.m.

According to police, Marley was last heard from at 8:42 a.m. that Thursday morning in a group text with her friends. Her aunt told Dateline NBC the teen sent the group a cryptic text saying someone was following her. “They all thought she was joking, and didn’t think that much of it,” said Long. “They are also teenagers and didn’t want to tattle on their friend if she was cutting school. They didn’t think anything bad had happened. But now we’re all scared.”

That afternoon, when his daughter missed her routine check-in call, Jay Spindler called Marley’s cellphone, which was answered by a clerk at the Ocean Reef Resort saying the phone had been found earlier that day in their parking lot.

UPDATE II: FBI Joins Hunt for Missing South Carolina Teen.

The FBI has joined the hunt for missing South Carolina teen Marley McKenna Spindler, who disappeared last week on her first day of school.

“The FBI has offered their help,” Lt. Raul Denis of the Horry County Police Department tells PEOPLE. “We will welcome any help we can get. We want to find her safe and soon.”

If anyone has any information related to Spindler’s disappearance is asked to contact the Horry County Police Department or call the Tip Line at 843-915-8477 (843-915-TIPS).

UPDATE III: Missing Teen Marley McKenna Spindler Found Safe.

Missing South Carolina teen Marley McKenna Spindler has been found safe in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, according to the Horry County Police Department.

The teen was found safe at approximately noon Wednesday by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and will soon be reunited with her family.

UPDATE IV: Mt. Pleasant Police file charge in case of missing 16-year-old Marley Spindler.

Mount Pleasant Police have confirmed that a “filing false police report” charge has been filed in connection with the case of Marley McKenna Spindler, the 16-year-old who went missing last Thursday, and was found in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday.

At about noon on Wednesday, Mt. Pleasant police pulled over a silver Ford SUV near the Ravenel Bridge, according to a heavily-redacted police report. The vehicle description and plates matched the vehicle that 16-year-old Spindler allegedly drove off in when she went missing from the Myrtle Beach area on Thursday, August 20.

Police then took the subject to the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, and detectives from the Horry County Police Department arrived to conduct an interview. During the interview, she told detectives that she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted during the time she had been reported as missing.

Detectives searched the subject’s SUV for evidence of the assault, and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner conducted an exam in the hopes of collecting forensic evidence of the alleged assault suspect’s identity.

While taking the subject back to the police department from the hospital, a Mt. Pleasant officer continued to discuss what happened to the subject, and realized that there was an inconsistency in her story: she originally said she was alone with the sexual assault suspect, but at one point said the suspect drove “us” down Highway 17. The subject then said she would be honest about everything.

Horry County Police again interviewed the subject. Once they got out of the interview room, they advised Mt. Pleasant Police that the subject had fabricated the entire story.

It was determined that the subject is going to be charged with filing a false police report, the report states.

Posted August 25, 2015 by
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44 Year Old Special Olympic Athlete from Albania Andi Gusmari Missing Since 8/1/15 in Los Angeles, CA (Update: Found Safe)

44 year old Special Olympic Athlete from Albania, Andi Gusmari, has been missing since Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Gusmari was last seen Saturday night around 8:30 PM attending a festival at the University of Southern California with his coach and the rest of the Albanian delegation. Gusmari has a speech impediment and does not speak English, but will respond to his first name.

Andi Gusmari

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Andi Gusmari was attending a festival at the University of Southern California with his coach and the rest of the Albanian delegation when he disappeared at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday night.

He was described as a white male, standing around 5 feet 9 inches tall, 180-190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red polo shirt with “Albania” on the back, black pants with white stripes down each side and white athletic shoes.

UPDATE I: Special Olympics Athlete Found Hundreds of Miles From Los Angeles, CA.

Missing Albanian Special Olympics athlete found safe in Hayward.

A 44-year-old Special Olympics athlete from Albania who had been missing since Saturday was found safe in Northern California.

Andi Gusmari of Albania was found in Hayward. Los Angeles police said he is in good condition.

Hayward police said Gusmari walked into a police station early Monday morning. Officials said he seemed OK but confused.

If anyone has any with information on his whereabouts, please contact the Special Olympics Command Post at (323) 441-1180 or the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) ASK-LAPD.

2 Year Old Isaac Lucero Missing Since 7/23/15 in Lakewood, CO Has Been Found Safe

2 year old Isaac Lucero had been missing since Thursday, July 23, 2015 in in Lakewood, Colorado. His mother from the area of West Alameda Avenue and South Newland Street had reported him missing around 1:30 p.m.  The child was lasts seen leaving the residence’s backyard through a gate. Isaac was last seen wearing an orange shirt, tan cargo shorts and black Timberland boots.

Thankfully, the little boy has been found safe!

Isaac Lucero

Issac Lucero (Pic via Lakewood Police)

Police in Lakewood say a 2-year-old boy who was reported missing Thursday afternoon has been found safe.

Isaac Lucero was reported missing by his mother from the area of West Alameda Avenue and South Newland Street around 1:30 p.m. Just after 6 p.m., police announced that he had been found. He was in good condition.

Investigators are interviewing family members to determine what, if any charges will be filed. The children remain in the custody of their parents.

17 Year Old Lindsay Cait King Missing Since 7/18/15 in Darlington County, SC (Update: Found Safe)

17 year old Lindsay Cait King has been missing since July 18, 2015 in Darlington County, South Carolina. The police are asking for the public’s help to locate the missing teen who is a diabetic and does not have any of her medication.  She was last seen at 2 p.m. Saturday at her address in Lamar.

Lindsay Cait King

Police say she is 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 110 lbs. She has short blonde hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen at her address in Lamar at 2:00 pm on July 18th. She left driving a white in color 2005 Chevrolet 3500 pickup bearing tag #P340869.

Police say she is a diabetic and does not have any of her medication.

If anyone has seen or if you know the whereabouts of Lindsay King contact your local law enforcement agency or the DCSO at 843-398-4501

UPDATE I: Pee Dee area teen girl, boyfriend located in New York.

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office says that the Lamar teenager who was reported missing, along with her boyfriend, was found safe in New York Monday afternoon.

After asking for the public’s help in locating 17-year-old Lindsay Cait King who is from the Lamar area of Darlington County, Sheriff Byrd reports King and her boyfriend were located in Buffalo, New York Monday afternoon. Both are safe.

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