A Silver Alert has been issued by The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons for 15 year old Brianna Nicole Franks who is missing in Brunswick County, Calabash, North Carolina. Franks was last seen on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at around 10 PM walking away from her home in the 1200 block of Riverview Drive in Calabash. Authorities say that Brianna Nicole Franks suffers from a “cognitive impairment.” The police believe that she may be headed to South Carolina on foot.
Missing – Brianna Nicole Franks (pic: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office)
The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a missing teen girl.
Deputies say Brianna Nicole Franks, 15, of Calabash was last seen walking away from her home. Deputies say she may be in South Carolina.
She is listed as being 5’8″ tall and weighing 110 pounds. Franks has Sandy-Blond hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen on Riverview Drive in Calabash, NC.
If you have any information on her whereabouts, please contact Det. Brad Lewis with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-253-7490
20 Year Old Boston College Student Stephen Ziska Missing Since 5/11/15 From Chestnut Hill Campus in Boston, MA (Update: Found Safe)
MISSING IN CHESTNUT HILL …
20 year old Boston College student Stephen Ziska has been missing since Monday, May 11, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Stephen was last seen by his roommates when he left his apartment on Strathmore Road in Brookline on May 11 around 11:30 AM. Ziska was supposed to take an exam at noon on campus but never showed up. The 20 year old biology and computer science major from Brooklyn, New York, has not been in contact with his friends or family since late Monday morning.
Stephen Ziska, a 20-year-old junior from Brooklyn, New York, was reportedly last seen by his roommates at his Brookline apartment around 11:30 a.m. Monday. He was scheduled to take an exam at noon on the college’s Chestnut Hill campus, but never showed up.
Brookline and Boston College police are reportedly heading up the search, and asking the public for help.
If anyone has any information regarding missing Stephen Ziska, please call Brookline police at 617-730-2222 or Boston College police at 617-552-4440.
UPDATE I: Stephen Ziska Found Safe.
Police say he was located Friday and is now home safe.
BC Spokesperson Jack Dunn released the following statement Saturday: “Boston College is pleased to confirm that our missing junior, Stephen Ziska, has returned home to his family in New York. Our prayers for his safe return have been answered. We extend our thanks to members of the BC community who posted signs throughout the area, to the media for helping to spread the word, and to Brookline Police for their assistance with the search.”
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We are happy to report Boston college student Stephen Ziska has returned home safely. Around 11:00PM yesterday NYPD officers from the 68th precinct confirmed that Stephen had returned to his home address in New York, in good health. Family members in New York arrived on scene to stay with him until his other family members returned from Boston. At this time that is all we have. As a Department we wish to thank everyone who helped in any way getting the message out these past few days, and we are happy he is safe.
23 Year Old Penn State Student Jon Steindorf Missing Since 5/8/15 in State College, PA (Update: Lied to Parents about Graduation & Attending Classes)(Update: Found Safe)
23 year old Penn State student Jon Steindorf has been missing since Friday, May 8, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. According to reports, the PSU student vanished just before his graduation. Stendort was last seen by his roommate at 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Steindorf was reported missing when he did not meet his family to go to his Penn State graduation Friday at around 4 p.m. at his Pugh Street apartment. He did not return any of his family’s phone calls or messages.
Missing – Jon Steindorf
Steindorf was reported missing when he did not meet his family to go to his Penn State graduation Friday at around 4 p.m.
Police describe Steindorf as a 23-year-old white male, 5’10” tall, 170 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. He may have his black Specialized bicycle with him and a red backpack.
He left his apartment on Pugh Street without any form of identification, credit/debit cards, keys, phone, and potentially money, according to a social media post circulating among Steindorf’s family and friends.
UPDATE I: Police search for missing Penn State student.
“The police have gone through his apartment, talked to his roommate and took his phone for forensic analysis,” the woman said. “We’ve been in contact with all his friends, everybody they know, and really are just at a loss as to his whereabouts.”
A friend told the publication she’s checking his usual haunts. She hasn’t found him.
Joanne Steindorf said her son always let friends and family know his whereabouts.
It would appear that this kid was not being honest about graduating from college or even attending classes. I am not sure how long this missing student thought he could continue this charade; however, it is nothing to do anything extreme over. Is it an embarrassment, yes. But your parents just want you back safe and sound.
The parents of a missing 23-year-old State High graduate thought they’d be attending his graduation from Penn State this weekend.
As it turned out, Jon Steindorf had not enrolled last fall and had mysteriously vanished on Friday.
Steindorf was reported missing by his family Friday evening, a few hours after they went to his Pugh Street apartment at 4 p.m. to pick him up for Penn State commencement exercises.
His father, Paul Steindorf, said Sunday that he learned his son was not set to graduate this weekend, although Jon Steindorf told his parents that he wrapped up studies in the fall semester and delayed graduation until this spring.
“We thought he’d graduate, and that was our understanding that he completed fall classes and he delayed graduation until now, but the most recent information we received was he was not on the list to graduate,” Paul Steindorf said. “Apparently he wasn’t enrolled this fall.”
Jon Steindorf’s parents thought they were coming to State College to pick up their son after this weekend’s graduation from Penn State University. But as graduation approached, they learned that not only wasn’t their son graduating; he hasn’t been enrolled in Penn State since the fall.
And now, Jon Steindorf, 23, is missing.
WTAJ reports that State College Police are now looking for a missing Penn State student. His parents last spoke with Jon Steindorf Thursday.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact State College police at 814-234-7150.
UPDATE IV: Missing Penn State student found Safe.
A Penn State student reported missing by his parents last week has been found, and is safe and unharmed, State College police said Monday afternoon.
State College Police Department Media Release: The missing person has been located, is safe and unharmed.
33 Year Old Lance Calvin Buckley Missing Since 5/5/15 While Commuting from Stafford County, VA to Howard University in DC (Update: Phone Pinged a Day Earlier in Blockhouse Point Conservation Park Near Darnestown, MD) (Update: Found Safe)
33 year old Lance Calvin Buckley has been missing since Tuesday, May 5, 2015 while commuting from Stafford County, VA to Howard University in Washington, DC. Buckely was last seen on Tuesday when his mother dropped him off at the Staffordboro Commuter Lot off Route 610 where he slugs, or gets a ride with a stranger, to school. The commuter lot is about 40 miles from Howard university. Lance Calvin Buckley is a PhD student was going to Howard University to pick up his graduation packet from the Washington, DC.
Missing: Lance Calvin Buckley
He was last seen by his family at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Staffordboro Commuter Lot, where he uses a slug line to commute to Howard University. “Sluggers” are commuters who wait for rides from strangers who can then use the high-occupancy vehicle lanes. Police say Buckley, a PhD. student at the university, was on his way to campus to pick up graduation materials.
Stafford authorities said Buckley used an ATM after arriving in D.C., and at 10:16 a.m., he sent a text message to his wife, Amy, from the area of Howard University.
He never showed up for a scheduled meeting at noon. His family has not heard from him since the text message.
Buckley is the father of an 11-day-old baby girl and a 3-year-old daughter.
Authorities say it’s out of character for him not to keep in contact with his family during the day.
Buckley is 5-feet-11-inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair. He was last seen wearing bluejeans, a dark-colored T-shirt and gray Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers.
If you have seen Lance Buckley, call police at 540-659-2020
UPDATE I: Howard University Missing Persons Alert:
HOWARD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
2244 10th Street, N.W. Washington D.C. Tel: 202-806-1100
Brian K. Jordan, Chief of Police-Director of Safety and Security
Release Date: May 6, 2015
The Howard University Department of Public Safety, in conjunction with the Stafford County, VA Sheriff’s Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, Mr. Lance Calvin Buckley. Buckley is a Howard University graduate student, reported missing by his family at 7:49 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Buckley was last seen at approximately 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Staffordboro, VA, commuter lot.
Mr. Buckley is described as a 33 year old white male, 5’11, and 150 pounds with brown hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark colored t-shirt and gray Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers.
Investigators have information that Buckley may be in possession of a firearm. Anyone who has seen Lance Buckley, or knows his whereabouts is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400, call Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 (callers may remain anonymous) or TEXT “Stafford” + your tip to CRIMES (274637) or the Howard University Department of Public Safety – Investigative Unit on 202-806-1100.
The Howard University Department of Public Safety (HUDPS) notifies the university community when crimes are reported to the HUPD or the Metropolitan Police Department which present a continuing threat to the students, faculty, or staff, in a manner consistent with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
The phone of a missing man scheduled to graduate from Howard University this weekend was briefly electronically located in a Montgomery County park Wednesday, authorities said.
Lance Calvin Buckley, 33, of Stafford County, Virginia, has been missing for more than two days.
Stafford County authorities said on Thursday that Buckley’s phone pinged a day earlier in the area of Blockhouse Point Conservation Park near Darnestown, Maryland. Montgomery County Police searched the area, but didn’t find him.
A 33-year-old Howard University student from Virginia who had been missing since Tuesday has been found safe in Maryland, Stafford County authorities said.
Lance Buckley was located Friday in Frederick County at a family campground near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
“We are truly pleased that Mr. Buckley was found safe and in good condition,” said Stafford County Sheriff Charles Jett. “The partnership between the law enforcement agencies, the Media and citizens in this region were critical to locating Lance Buckley.”
AMBER ALERT Issued for 2 Year Old Jameson R. Linberry-Pollard Missing Since 5/1/15 in Ashland, VA (Update: Toddler Found Safe in Greenville, NC)
An AMBER ALERT was issued Friday night by the Virginia State Police and the Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse for 2 year old Jameson R. Linberry-Pollard who went missing May 1, 2015. The toddler is believed to be in danger and was last seen at 13034 Walnut Shade Lane in Ashland, VA. The police believe the child is with his father, Jason Pollard. They are believed to be traveling in a white 2002 Nissan Altima with Virginia Registration, VBU-1115.
Missing – Jameson R. Linberry-Pollard
He is 3 feet tall, weighs about 30 pounds and has brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a white and green shirt with a monkey image, tan pants and Spiderman shoes.
The boy, who is believed to be in danger, was last seen at 13034 Walnut Shade Lane in Ashland. He was with his father, Jason Pollard.
Jason Pollard was operating a white 2002 Nissan Altima with Virginia plates VBU–1115.
Deputies are searching for a man who may be suffering from the symptoms of bi-polar disorder and his 2-year-old son after the two left his home on Thursday.
Jason Pollard, 24, and his son, Jameson- or “Jimmy” as he’s known to his family, were last seen leaving his home in the 13000 block of Walnut Shade Lane around 2:30 p.m. in a 2002 white Nissan four door sedan with a Virginia license plate VBU1115.
His family tells NBC12, Jason’s cell phone was found crushed on nearby route 54.
His girlfriend, Jessica Krebs says Pollard, who has diagnosed bipolar disorder, hasn’t been taking medicine over the last several days.
She tells NBC12, Jason has disappeared before, but never with their son.
The Hanover Sheriff’s Office tells NBC12, Jason disappeared last month for a week and was found in South Carolina.
Authorities asked people to call the Hanover Sheriff’s Office at 804-365-6140 or the State Police at 800-822-4453.
Deputies from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that a missing two-year-old and his father had been found in Greenville, North Carolina.
North Carolina Highway Patrol pulled 24-year-old Jason Pollard over for speeding.
His son, Jameson Linberry-Pollard, appeared to be in good health. His mother was on her way to reunite with him Saturday night.
Two Sisters Missing Since 4/11/15: Leslie Roy & Lee Marie Wright Found Safe in the Upper Peninsula near Crisp Point, MI on Lake Superior … Survived on Girl Scout Cookies & Snow Water
FOUND SAFE AFTER MISSING NEARLY A WEEK …
Leslie Roy and Lee Marie Wright, two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska had been missing for nearly two weeks since April 11, 2015 in Michigan have been found alive in the Upper Peninsula. The two sisters checked out of a motel in Ishpeming on April 11 after visiting relatives and had planned to spend that night in Mackinaw City, a three-hour drive, but didn’t arrive. According to the police, their vehicle became stuck near Crisp Point on Lake Superior, in a remote area of Luce County. The two stayed with the vehicle, which was eventually spotted by a search helicopter Friday afternoon. Roy and Wright were found about 2:20 p.m. EDT while State Police were conducting an air search in a remote area of northern Luce County near Crisp Point on Lake Superior.
State police Sgt. Brent Rosten describes Leslie Roy and Lee Marie Wright as a “little weak” but “alive and well.”
Police say their vehicle became stuck near Crisp Point on Lake Superior, in a remote area of Luce County. There is a lighthouse there. The sisters stayed with the vehicle, which was spotted Friday by a helicopter.
Roy and Wright have been missing since April 11 when they checked out of a motel in Ishpeming after visiting relatives. They had planned to spend that night in Mackinaw City, a three-hour drive to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Sgt. Kevin Dowling of the Michigan State Police said the women were “alive and well and in good condition.’’
The pair survived on cheese puffs and eight boxes of Girl Scout cookies, as well as snow for water, according to the Grand Rapids Press.
Leslie Roy, 52, of Valley and Lee Wright, 56, of Depew, Oklahoma, checked out of an Ishpeming motel April 11, ate breakfast and then bought gas for their 2010 white Ford Explorer.
16 year old Olivia Freas has been missing since Monday, April 20, 2015 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Warren County sheriff office said they received a call Monday morning that 16-year-old Olivia Freas went missing from 1710 Greathouse Road. Authorities believe she may be in danger. Olivia Freas is described as a white female, 5’5″ tall, 120 pounds with collar-length auburn-colored hair and she was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black combat boots.
Deputies say 16-year-old Olivia Freas of Bowling Green was reported missing on Monday morning.
Freas was last seen wearing a black hoodie-style sweatshirt and black combat-style boots. She is a student at Greenwood High School.
Police say information they’ve received during the investigation leads them to believe Freas could be in danger, but they won’t elaborate.
UPDATE I: Missing Teen Olivia Freas Located.
20 Year Old University of Colorado Student Berry Tyler Allen Missing Since 4/14/15 in Boulder, CO (Update: Found Safe)
20 year old Berry Tyler Allen, a University of Colorado student, has been missing since April 14, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Tyler was reported missing by his parents on Saturday; however, he has not been seen on Thursday, April 11 and last heard from on April 16 when he sent a text message to his friends, according to Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel.
Berry Tyler Allen was reported missing by his parents Saturday. He was last seen April 11 and texted with friends Thursday. He has not been seen or heard from since. He doesn’t own a vehicle or a bicycle.
Allen is described as a 140-pound white man with blond hair and blue eyes.
Allen goes by “Tyler,” and was last heard from on Thursday, April 16, at 1:57 p.m. in a text message to one of his roommates: “Oh, I’m alright, spent one night with a friend and one all nighter at [Norlin] library.” That text explained his whereabouts on Tuesday and Wednesday, and was traced by Allen’s phone service provider to the area around Folsom Field on the CU campus. He was last seen by roommates on Tuesday the 14th, according to his parents.
Allen’s parents, Berry and Sheryl Allen, said that he swiped his Buff Onecard into Macky Auditorium’s main entrance on Sunday, April 12th, but did not get in; he does not have access to the building on his card. Allen is in CU’s University Choir and has a class in Mackey. He attended choir practice on the night of April 13, according to his parents.
Allen is a communications major who transferred to CU in January from Clemson University in South Carolina. He is a second-year student and lives off campus.
Correction: The trail search is meeting tomorrow at 9:30 at the base of the chitaqua trail not 8:30 as previously posted. Thank you all so much for your concern and hope you can join in. We all pray that Tyler will be found safe and well. ?#?FindTylerNow?
UPDATE II: Search continues for missing CU student.
“We got a phone call last Saturday from his roommates that he hasn’t been seen in quite a while,” Sheryl Allen said. “It’s a call no parent wants to hear. It’s a call no one wants to ever receive.”
“He took his guitar, his laptop and a backpack. That is all that is missing from his room, no clothes,” she said. “We’re concerned. He meant to go somewhere temporarily and something happened.”
The Allens have been putting flyers up on buildings around campus. They are following his class schedule and talking to his classmates. They have created a Facebook page called “Find Tyler Now.”
Kim Kobel is the spokesperson for the Boulder Police Department. She says that detectives are working every possibility, but they do need more leads.
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On Wednesday, there will be an organized search focusing on a popular hiking trail at Chautauqua park.
The Allens flew in from Chicago on Monday, six days after their son was last seen.
Allen attended a choir class April 14 but hasn’t been seen since. On Thursday, he texted his roommates to tell them he had stayed at a friends place and pulled an all-nighter at the library. That was the last anyone heard from Allen. But while canvasing Tuesday, the Allens got their first potential break.
Boulder police ask anyone with information on Allen’s whereabouts to contact Detective Sarah Cantu at 303-441-4328. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776.
UPDATE IV: Berry Tyler Allen Found Safe.
A CU Boulder student who was reported missing over a week ago has been found and is safe, according to reports from his family.
Allen’s family told FOX31 Denver sister station WGN that the 20-year-old had been found on Sunday morning. A Facebook post to the page of a group dedicated to searching for Allen echoed the good news.
Missing Since 3/30/15 … 51 Year Old Iona Costello & Her 14 Year Old Daughter Emily Costello Found Safe in New York City (Update: Bizarre, Hiding Because She’s Afraid Her Ex-con Stepson)
OK, THIS ONE SOUNDS A BIT BIZARRE …
51 year old Iona Costello and her 14 year old daughter Emily Costello who had been missing since March 30, 2015 after they had traveled from Greenport, Long Island to NYC to attend some shows and museums have been found safe. The Long Island mother and her daughter had been missing for 3 weeks, including the 14 year old not showing up from school and the prestigious and pricey Ross School in Southampton, LI. Iona Costello and Emily were found safe and unharmed inside an Upper West Side hotel. According to reports, someone at the hotel spotted the Costellos and tipped off police. A statement from Southold police said “no further investigation” was needed. Hmm, something might be needed because this is far from normal behavior.
A Long Island mother and daughter missing since March 30 have been found safe in New York City’s Upper West Side neighborhood, authorities told ABC News.
Iona Costello and her 14-year-old daughter Emily went missing after leaving Greenport, Long Island, for a trip to New York City.
Family members said the mother and daughter were supposed to spend a week in Manhattan, watching some shows in the theater district. The mother and daughter were recognized Sunday by a front desk manager at the hotel where they were staying, authorities said.
Well this is bizarre … I figured some how this missing person case was a result of the on-going fight over the will of Iona Costello’s deceased husband.
The Long Island mom who sparked a scare when she disappeared with her daughter in Manhattan is still in hiding because she’s afraid her ex-con stepson will come after her, sources told The Post on Thursday.
Iona Costello, 51, won’t return to her Southold farm out of fear of stepson George Costello Jr., who along with his siblings is fighting her for their late father’s fortune, sources said.
“Until she feels safe, she doesn’t want her or her daughter to come back,” said a close relative of Costello’s who spoke to the frightened mom Thursday. “She said, ‘I’m not looking over my shoulder all the time.’ It’s an awful situation.”
George Costello Jr. did time for felony fraud in 2013 and is now in jail in Florida for contempt of court after a fight with his fiancée.
But his stepmom, who has a restraining order against him, knows it’s only a matter of time before he gets out, relatives said.
51 Year Old Iona Costello & Her 14 Year Old Daughter Emily Costello Missing Since 3/30/15 in Manhattan, NY (Update: Found Safe)
51 year old Iona Costello and her 14 year old daughter, Emily Costello, have been missing since March 30, 2015 after they traveled to Manhattan, NYC and never returned. Iona and Emily are from Greenport where she owns a farm on the North Fork. A family member Jane Costello said that Iona and Emily went to New York City to see some shows and parked their car in a garage on 3/30/2015. Surveillance video captured Costello and Emily walking out of the Midtown parking garage. Iona Costello and Emily Costello were reported missing on Tuesday, after Emily was absent from school following the spring break. Southold Police said Iona Costello is 5-foot-10, 120 pounds and blonde and her daughter is 5-foot-8, 110 pounds.
According to further reports, calls to their cellphones have gone unanswered and there has been no activity on the mother’s credit cards.
Facebook: Emily Costello (left) – Iona Costello (rt)
An East End farm owner and her 14-year-old daughter vanished in Manhattan last month after what relatives thought was going to be a short visit to see a few shows.
Cops are looking for Iona Costello, 51, a well-known equestrian from Greenport, and her daughter, Emily, a student at the posh Ross School in East Hampton.
They haven’t been seen since March 30, said Diana Malcolmson, the mother of Iona.
Relatives filed a missing-persons report when Emily didn’t return to school on Tuesday.
Police found their car in a parking garage on 42nd Street Wednesday night, and they appeared happy in surveillance video, Malcolmson said.
UPDATE I: Cops have no leads on missing Long Island mother and daughter after they vanished in New York City.
Could this be a possible reason for the two’s disappearance. According to reports, Emily is Iona Costello’s only child.
“The first thing we look for in these types of investigations is telephone calls, emails and credit card use,” Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley told the Daily News.
“We have nothing.”
“We’ve heard different theories from different people,” Flatley added. “It’s all speculation at this point.”
Costello, who runs a horse farm in the quaint seaside town on the tip of the North Fork, has been “under a lot of stress” fueled by a legal battle over her dead husband’s will, a family member told The News.
Costello was married to George Costello Sr., a construction manager who died of a heart attack on Dec. 28, 2012.
The will signed by the thrice-married George Costello, 63, who co-owned Costello Marine Contracting, which builds docks and bulkheads, left everything to Iona and Emily.
The will is being contested by four children from his previous marriages, records show.
“She can’t sell anything. She can’t do anything because everything is in court,” the family member said of Iona. “She’s been under a lot of pressure.”
Still, the relative said family members have no clue what might be behind the Costellos’ disappearance.
“I don’t know if she’s having a nervous breakdown. I don’t know if somebody has kidnapped them,” the relative said.
“We have no idea. The family is berserk.”
The Costello family has asked anyone with information to call the Southold Town Police Department at 631-765-2600.
UPDATE I: Found Safe in NYC.