Colorado Police Arrest Suspect David Calderon in case of Missing 16 Year Old Jessica Shepherd in Johnstown, CO (Teen Found Safe)
Kidnapping case ends with positive ending, 16 year old girl found safe and suspect arrested …
16 year old Jessica Shepherd went missing in Johnstown, CO Tuesday night when she was abducted around 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday after witnesses told investigators that the teen sent messages from her cellphone and Facebook account at that time, saying she was “with a guy named Dave” and “scared.” The teen was last seen around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of South Hayes Avenue in Johnstown. Thankfully, Jessica Shepherd was found early Thursday morning after numerous tips sent to Johnstown police helped authorities pinpoint her location. The suspect, 38 year old David Calderon, was arrested and charged with second-degree kidnapping, false imprisonment, unlawful sexual contact, felony menacing, child abuse and third-degree assault.
Colorado authorities have arrested a man suspected in the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl who reportedly sent a distress message to friends saying she was with a man and “scared.”
Jessica Shepherd was found early Thursday morning after numerous tips sent to Johnstown police helped authorities pinpoint her location, Johnstown Police Chief Brian Phillips told KDVR. One of the tips police go was an address for a man called “Dave,” who in turn gave police a second address where they were able to successfully locate the teen.
Phillips said they found Shepherd unharmed and that “she was coherent and cooperative.”
FBI Says They have Evidence that Leads them to Believe Missing Iowa Girls Lyric Cook-Morrissey & Elizabeth Collins are Still Alive
Twist in the case of missing Iowa cousins …
10 year old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8 year old Elizabeth Collins have been missing since Friday, July 13. Their bikes, a purse and cell phones were found on a path near Meyers Lake in Evansdale, Iowa; however, the have not been sen or heard from since their disappearance. FBI investigators said on Saturday that they had evidence that leads them to believe that the two cousins were still alive. FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault said that authorities believe that Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins have not been killed, although they did not provide any information that lead them to believe this. The FBI said that they they would be expanding their search beyond Iowa.
Investigators said Saturday they have evidence that leads them to believe two cousins who vanished last week are still alive.
FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault said that authorities strongly believe 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins have not been killed.
She refused to say what led authorities to that conclusion, but told reporters that investigators are expanding their search beyond Iowa.
The announcement came a day after authorities said they believe the girls were abducted.
Authorities stated that they have not received total cooperation from all family and close friends. Lyric’s parents, Misty and Dan Morrissey, have hired an attorney, are taking legal advice, and will no longer allow police to interrogate them. Is it possible that the couples past drug involvement had something to do with the girl’s disappearance?
Law enforcement officials who have spent the past nine days searching for a pair of missing cousins in Iowa say some family members are not being completely cooperative and are now under close scrutiny.
“Law enforcement has not received total cooperation from all family and close friends. We feel there’s someone out there that has pertinent information about the girls’ whereabouts,” FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault said.
8 Year Old Elizabeth Collins & Her Cousin 10 Year Old Lyric Cook Morrissey Missing since 7/13/12 in Evansdale, Iowa (Update: Girls Bikes & Bags Found Near Meyers Lake)
8 year old Elizabeth Collins and her 10 year old cousin Lyric Cook-Morrissey have been missing since Friday, July 13, 2012 in Evansdale, Iowa. Elizabeth and Lyric were last seen a little after noon on Friday in downtown Evansdale. The two girls bikes were located along a trail on the southeast corner of Meyers Lake. The girls never returned home and investigators say they have found no other traces of the missing girls. After the girls bikes and bags were found abandoned, the mother of one of the missing girls stated that she thought they were abducted.
Just a few hours after the girls left, investigators found the girls bikes, and a bag they had with them, near the southeast side of Meyers Lake.
Officials drug the river Friday before it turned dark. “We will keep searching until we are confident that they are not in that lake, ” said Captain Rick Abben, a Chief Deputy with the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office. A helicopter also patrolled overhead, looking for the pair. Abben said people searched the area until 3 in the morning.
By Saturday afternoon, several different local and state law enforcement agencies and search groups were involved along with the FBI and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Officials searched nearby homes and yards, extending their search to the entire City of Evansdale, towards Deer Wood Park and other parts of Black Hawk County.
The search continues for missing Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook.
Thirty-three hours after two preteen cousins were last seen in northeast Iowa, authorities said late Saturday that the girls’ bicycles were the only sign of them discovered so far.
More than 400 volunteers helped comb wooded areas near Meyers Lake in Evansdale east of Waterloo throughout daylight hours on Saturday, but they didn’t find Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10.
UPDATE II: Evansdale police chief Kent Smock says his department is treating the case as “a suspicious disappearance” — meaning abduction is a possibility.
Smock says Collins and Morrisey were last seen riding bicycles near Evansdale’s downtown area around 12:30 Friday afternoon. Their bicycles were later found along a nature trail next to a lake in a residential area that’s about a mile from where the girls were last known to be. Police and firefighters from Waterloo and several nearby communities — along with Black Hawk County sheriff’s deputies and the Iowa State Patrol – joined Evansdale authorities and dozens of volunteers in the search, which extended about four miles.
With the aid of an Iowa State Patrol airplane, a privately-owned helicopter and boats, searchers dragged the lake and scanned the surrounding woods, a nearby creek and a city campground, but found no traces of the girls on Friday. Darkness forced authorities to call off their search after about five hours, but volunteers continued their efforts overnight.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the missing girls or who saw Collins and Morrisey after 12:15 p.m. on Friday should contact Evansdale police at 319-232-6682.
UPDATE IV: Crime blogger Blink from Blink on Crime provides analysis of the the missing persons case and comments on the area where the girls were last known to be seen. The area that might need to be searched is that where they were last seen, rather than the area where the bikes, backpacks and cell phones were found.
1. The area where they were last seen on their bikes is next to a safety shoe ( think workboot) store, and adjacent to the rear or parking area of a bar at lunchtime on a Friday and likely a payday. Lefty’s Lounge is also a truck stop. This location is just a few blocks from the Grandmother’s residence and some areas of it can be seen from the home if one was standing outside. The residence also appears to be the office of Planetary Tree Services, unclear if employees report directly for the day’s jobs but the map reflects what could be utility trucks used for tree cutting. It is not uncommon for some day laborors
2. The girls bikes and bag/cell phone are located together, in an area approximately 2 miles from the area where they were last seen. Their are no bike trails on the roadway and only heavy traffic “highway” leading straight to the lake, alternative routes through the neighborhood are possible, but then they likely would have been seen. (read the rest HERE)
UPDATE V: Summary from 7/15/23 Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Department press conference.
For updates, comments, opinions and to provide your own, Go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum, Elizabeth Collins/Lyric Cook.
Suspect Adam Mayes Added to FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List … Charged with Murder of Jo Ann Bain & Adrienne Bain … 12 year old Alexandria Bain & 8 Year Old Kyliyah Bain Still Missing
Charges escalate from “especially aggravated kidnapping” to “first degree murder” …
Suspect Adam Christopher Mayes, wanted in the disappearance and kidnapping of 12 year old Alexandria Bain and her 8 year old Kyliyah Bain has been added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List. The FBI has also added $100,000 to the reward fund offered for a break in the case. Adam Hayes has also just been charged with two counts of first degree murder in the death of Tennessee mom Jo Ann Bain and her 14 year old daughter Adrienne Bain. Adam’s wife, Teresa Mayes has also been charged with two counts of first degree murder. Previously, Teresa Mayes had been charged with especially aggravated kidnapping.
In an affidavit, Teresa Mayes said she was there when Adam Mayes killed Jo Ann Bain in a garage next to their home and that Adam Mayes also killed 14-year-old Adrienne Bain at that location.
Teresa Mayes also said her husband planned to kidnap Alexandria and Kyliyah.
Adam Mayes’ mother Mary is charged with four counts of Conspiracy To Commit Especially Aggravated Kidnapping.
The FBI added the suspect, Adam Mayes, to its list of 10 most wanted fugitives and added $100,000 to the reward fund offered for a break in the case. Mayes has been charged with killing Jo Ann Bain and her eldest daughter, Adrienne, in late April, but authorities believe he is still holding Bain’s younger daughters, 12-year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah.
“From an investigative standpoint, we keenly and firmly believe that Adam Mayes is out here somewhere with these two young children,” said Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. “And it’s going to be up to the public to help us if we’re to bring these children back home and place him in custody where he needs to be.”
As stated at Blink on Crime, “Adam Mayes believes Alexandria and Kyliyah are HIS DAUGHTERS and they were set to move to Arizona.” This can explain why only the mother and eldest daughter were killed and the two youngest are still believed to be alive as per the FBI.
Mayes’ mother-in-law told The Associated Press that Mayes thought he might be the girls’ father and it caused trouble in the marriage to her daughter, who’s jailed in the case.
VIDEO interview below with the sister of Tersa Bain, Bobbi Booth, who spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday about Adam Mayes and his relationship with her sister, who she said has mental health problems.
“I’ve known Adam for at least 25 years, and he’s always been weird and unusual … but I never dreamed he would do something like this,” she said.
She described him as aggressive and not trustworthy. He beat and threatened to kill her sister, said Booth, who pleaded with him to “do the right thing.”
VIDEO of FBI Press Conference.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is requesting that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Adam Mayes, Alexandria Bain and Kyliyah Bain call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
Missing Marx Panama Moriarty Barnes: Steven Carter Solves His Own 34 Year Old Missing Person’s Case … Finds Aged Progession Pic on MissingKids.com was Him
A 34 year unsolved missing children’s case has finally been solved in a most bizarre manner … he solved his own missing person’s case.
Marx Panama Moriarty Barnes had been missing for 34 years. He was reported missing by his father in Hawaii after his mom left with her baby and never returned. As it turns out, he was put in an orphanage in Hawaii at 6 months old and then adopted at the age of 4.
Courtesy: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Marx Panama Moriarty Barnes grew up as Steven Carter. He says he has lived a happy life, but one day he saw a story on CNN about a woman who discovered she was a missing child and started his own internet search. Steven Carter put into an Internet search engine, “Hawaii, male, missing for 34 years” and low and behold an aged progression pic came up.
“Pulled up Hawaii, male, missing for 34 years and lo and behold the composite picture of Marx Panama Moriarty Barnes pops up,” Carter said.
Marx Panama Moriarty Barnes had been reporting missing by his father in Hawaii after his mom left with her baby and never came back. The report included a sketch of what he might look like grown up.
“I think oh my God that really looks like me. And it really does. I mean it’s pretty much a spitting image,” Carter said.
He contacted authorities, took a DNA test and got a phone call.
“He said, you know, you are Marx Panama Moriarty Barnes,” Carter said.