5 Year Old Julian Hernandez Went Missing in Alabama in 2002 … 13 Years Later, He Has Been Found Safe in Cleveland, Ohio
DON’T GIVE UP. DON’T EVER GIVE UP …
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.
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.
15 Year Old Katie Golden Missing Since 6/25/15 in Tampa, FL (South Tampa Girl Returned Home to her Family)
15 year old Katie Golden has been missing since June 25, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. Katie was last seen at 11 PM on June 25 at her home. She was reported missing the following morning. The authorities believe she run away from home. Katie is described as 4’11″, 95-pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Case 1250584.
Katie Golden, age 15, was last seen at 11 p.m. on June 25 at her home in Tampa. Her parents reported her missing the next morning, according to Tampa Police Department Detective Christopher Smith, who says a case has been opened.
Smith said that it appears as though Golden intentionally left on her own sometime the evening of June 25. Smith did not know if she was with anyone when she left. “You never know with juveniles,” Smith said. Golden’s family has created a Facebook page with the hope it will help bring her home. They also passed out flyers on Monday evening.
Katie Golden is 4 ft, 11 inches tall, she weighs 90 lbs and has blue eyes and blonde hair.
Facebook: Help bring home Katie.
If you have information about her whereabouts call Tampa Police at (813) 231-6130 regarding case number 15-365946 or call private investigator Ed Busquet at 888-854-8936.
A 15-year-old South Tampa girl came home to her family Thursday night after being missing for more than a week.
Katie Golden went missing the night of June 25, and is believed to have run away from home, Tampa police said.
Her parents set up a Facebook page titled “Help Bring Home Katie”, and around 8:30 p.m. posted that he had returned home “with the help of PI Monica Rodriguez, Tampa PD and a huge amount of favors and love from family and friends.”
12 Year Old Autumn Shreve & 2 Year Old Sophia Rogers Missing Since 6/6/15 from Avon, OH (Update: Girls Found Safe in Elyria)(Update: 25 Year Old Demetrius Richardson Charged with Rape)
12 year old Autumn Shreve and 2 year old Sophia Rogers have been missing since Saturday, June 6, 2015 from Avon, Ohio. At the time of their disappearance, Autumn Shreve was babysitting Sophie Rogers. The were last seen on Saturday afternoon on Mulberry Lane in Timberlake at around 4 PM. The Avon Police issued a statewide endangered child advisory for the two missing girls; however, they stressed that although it was not an Amber Alert but believe the girls are in danger. The authorities say it is known that Shreve passes herself off as an adult and may possibly be presenting that the 2-year-old girl is her daughter. The police believe the pair may have stayed in the local area or traveled to Lorain.
Sophia Rogers (left) – Autumn Shreve (right) – pic via National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The FBI and the Avon Police Department say 12-year-old Autumn R. Shreve and 2-year-old Sophia Rogers disappeared Saturday afternoon from the Timberlake Apartment Complex. Authorities say the girls were last seen on Mulberry Lane, at around 4 p.m.
Authorities say Shreve was babysitting Rogers at the time.
Autumn R. Shreve is a white female. She’s 5-feet 2-inches tall and weighs around 135 pound. She was last seen wearing dark blue jean shorts and pink Nike Sandals.
Sophia Rogers is a white female. She’s 3-feet 3-inches tall and weighs around 32 pound. The toddler was last seen wearing a pink North Face sweatshirt and grey tennis shoes with sparkles on the side.
If anyone has any information on the disappearance of Autumn R. Shreve and Sophia Rogers and/or know their whereabouts have been asked to contact the Avon Police Department at 440-934-1234.
UPDATE I: Two missing girls from Avon found safe in Elyria.
A statewide endangered child advisory was issued in the case of two missing Avon, Ohio girls, Sunday morning. The girls were found safe in Elyria.
Avon police say a citizen noticed the girls walking down the street and reported seeing them.
The family has been notified and authorities will continue to investigate where the girls have been over the last 24 hours.
Detectives went to the apartment complex and spoke to 25-year-old Demetrius Richardson, who told police that he picked up the girls in Avon on Saturday and drove them back to his apartment.
He said he met the 12-year-old through an online dating site and that she told him she was 20 years old.
Police say while the 12-year-old was at Richardson’s apartment, they engaged in sexual conduct. Both girls spent Saturday night there, according to police.
Police charged Richardson with one count of rape. Ohio law states that sexual conduct with anyone under the age of 13, regardless of consent or whether or not the offender knows the age of the person, is considered rape.
Richardson is being held on $500,000 bond at the Lorain County Jail.
AMBER Alert Issued for 6 Year Old Kloe Rose Donohoo in Corpus Christi, TX Missing Since 2/22/15 (Abducted by 19 Year Old Austin Edward Carlin)(Update: Found Safe in Ozona, TX, Carlin in Custody)
The Corpus Christi, Texas Police Department have issued an AMBER ALERT for missing 6 year old Kloe Rose Donohoo. Kloe Rose has been missing since February 22, 2015. She is believed to have been abducted by 19 year old Austin Edward Carlin and according to law enforcement officials believe this child to be in grave or immediate danger. Carlin has a mental disability and cannot read. Authorities believe they are traveling in a white 1998 Dodge Caravan with Texas license plate 6BZXV.
Kloe Rose Donohoo was last seen at a home on the 2002 block of Yorktown Boulevard early Sunday morning, February 22. Law enforcement said that an adult relative noticed around 4:30 a.m. that Donohoo was gone. She also discovered that the suspect, 19-year-old Austin Carlin, and her van were also gone.
- White, Female, 6 years old, born 04/11/2008
- 36” tall, 56lbs, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes
SUSPECT DESCRIPTION – Austin Edward Carlin:
- White, Male, 23 years old, born 05/01/1995
- 65 ” tall, 170 lbs., Brown Hair, Brown Eyes
- last seen wearing Black Tank Top, Blue Jeans and Black Shoes. Suspect has a mental disability and cannot read
Kloe Rose Donohoo is believed to be with the suspect, Austin Edward Carlin. Carlin, 23, has a mental disability and cannot read. Donohoo is believed to be in grave or immediate danger, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Authorities believe they are travelling in a white 1998 Dodge Caravan with Texas license plate 6BZXV.
Kloe is white with brown hair and blue eyes. She is 3 feet tall and weighs 56 pounds.
Carlin is a white male with brown eyes and brown hair. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black tank top, blue jeans and black shoes.
If you have any information about Donohoo or Carlin, contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2802.
UPDATE I: Missing Corpus Christi girl found safe.
An Amber Alert issued Sunday by Corpus Christi police was canceled hours later after six-year-old Kloe Rose Donohoo was found safe more than 300 miles away.
Kloe disappeared late Saturday night, taken by Austin Edward Carlin, according to police. The girl was located in Ozona, Texas along with Carlin, who was taken into custody.
Carlin was found on Interstate 10 by a Department of Public Safety trooper who heard a report over a scanner and recognized his vehicle, Corpus Christi police said. The trooper was able to secure Donohoo and took Carlin into custody.
Three Juveniles (Justine Robinson, Lilly Robinson & Samantha Pearson) Missing Since 1/28/15 in Barberton, OH … May be Headed to North Carolina (Update: 12 Year Old Girl Found Safe)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking for your help …
Three female juveniles, 17 year old Justine Robinson, 16 year old Lilly Robinson and 12 year old Samantha Pearson, have been missing since Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Barberton, Ohio. The authorities say that the three girls are believed to be together and that they may also be in the company of an adult female. The three girls may still be in Ohio or it is believed they may have traveled to North Carolina. The Norton Police continue to search for the three missing juveniles, presumed to be runaways.
From left to right: Justine Robinson, Lilly Robinson and Samantha Pearson. (Image: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public’s help in finding Justine Robinson, Lilly Robinson and Samantha Pearson. They reportedly went missing Wednesday from their hometown of Barberton, Ohio.
Justine Robinson is described as a white 17-year-old female with red hair and blue eyes. She is 5’2” and weighs about 120 pounds.
Lilly Robinson is described as a white 16-year-old female with red hair and green eyes. She is 5? and weighs about 115 pounds.
Samantha Pearson is described as a biracial 12-year-old female with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5’7” and weighs about 150 pounds.
A missing 12-year-old Barberton girl was found safe Saturday in Cleveland, according to the Norton Police Department.
Samantha Pearson was reported missing Wednesday. Authorities believed at the time she was in the company of two Barberton teens — Justine Robinson and Lilly Robinson — who remain missing.
Justine, 17, and Lilly, 16, were reported missing the same day as Pearson.
If anyone has any information on this missing persons case, please call the Norton Police Department in Ohio at (330) 825-2491.
16 Year Old Christine Ji Woo Kang Missing Since 1/2/15 from Scarsdale, NY (Update: Found Safe in Manhattan, NY)
16 year old Christine Ji Woo Kang has been missing since Friday, January 2, 2015 from Scarsdale, New York. The teen disappeared from her home at 12 Robin Hill Road in Scarsdale around 8:30 p.m. after getting into an argument with her parents. She has a history of leaving her residence under similar circumstances but has always returned home. According to authorities, the Edgemont High School junior was last seen wearing a mint green flannel shirt, white pajama pants with a pink and green snowflake design and UGG boots; however, left home without a cell phone, money or jacket.
Christine Ji Woo Kang, 16, disappeared from her home at 12 Robin Hill Road in Scarsdale around 8:30 p.m. Friday after getting into an argument with her parents, police said.
Kang is 5’6? tall and weighs around 120 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.
The Edgemont High School junior was last seen wearing a mint green flannel shirt, white pajama pants with a pink and green snowflake design and UGG boots, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported.
She left her home without a cell phone, money or jacket, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.
Surveillance video captures Christine Ji Woo Kang boarding a Grand Central Station-bound train
that left Scarsdale on Jan. 3, 2015. (Photo: Provided by Greenburgh police)
Christine Ji Woo Kang was seen standing on a Scarsdale train platform and then boarding a train bound for Grand Central Terminal around 10:18 p.m., police said. They are working with Metropolitan Transportation Authority police on where she disembarked from the train, Greenburgh police Capt. Brian Ryan said Monday night.
Police have confirmed missing Edgemont 16-year-old Christine Ji Woo Kang made it to Manhattan after boarding a Metro-North train in Scarsdale on Friday night.
Kang can be seen on surveillance video leaving Grand Central Terminal via the Lexington Avenue exit at about 11 p.m., Greenburgh police Lt. Michael D’Alessio said.
However, there have been no confirmed sightings of the high school junior since then – and she has yet to contact her family, he said Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATE III: Searchers comb NYC for Christine Ji Woo Kang.
More than 200 people spread out over a 10-block radius around Grand Central Terminal on Saturday, searching for missing Edgemont teen Christine Ji Woo Kang.
The search was the biggest coordinated effort since Kang left her Robin Hill Road home Jan. 2 following an argument with her parents.
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Christine Ji Woo Kang, please contact the Greenburgh police at 914-989-1700.
UPDATE IV: Missing Pajama-Clad Teenager Found Safe in NYC.
A missing teenager who left her Westchester home more than a week ago wearing only pajamas was found Sunday in Manhattan, police said.
The teenager, 16-year-old Ji Woo “Christine” Kang, was located at about 7:45 p.m. at St. Agnes Church on East 43rd Street.
She was safe and in the custody of MTA police, Greenburgh Police Chief Chris McNerney said.
10 Year Old Alexandra Greenwall Missing Since 10/30/14 in Rio Rancho, NM (Update: FBI & National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Join Search)(Update: Alexandra Greenwall Returned Home Safely)
10 year old Alexandra Greenwall has been missing since Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Alexandra was last seen at her home in the neighborhood of Western Hills and Idaho Creek. when her parents tucked her into bed Wednesday night around 10:00. However, when they awoke, she was gone. Hmm … Greenwall’s family says it appears she changed out of her pajamas in the middle of the night, stuffed a set of clothes into her backpack and took off through the family’s back door. Just curious, how would they know that?
Alexandra Greenwall’s mother believes that her daughter may be on her way to her dad’s house in Madrid or may be wandering the neighborhood.
Alexandra Greenwall is a 10-year-old white female, light complexion, freckles and long dark hair. According to information from the police, she was possibly wearing pink tennis shoes but no other clothing description is available.
Missing – Alexandra Greenwall
Alexandra Greenwall’s mom says she put 10-year-old Alexandra to bed at around 10:00 Wednesday night and that was the last time she saw her. Greenwall’s family says it appears she changed out of her pajamas in the middle of the night, stuffed a set of clothes into her backpack and took off through the family’s back door.
Her mom says she may have run away because she was mad at them for punishing her. She says just Wednesday they took away some of her stuffed animals because she wasn’t behaving.
She believes Greenwall may be on her way to her dad’s house in Madrid or may be wandering the neighborhood. Rio Rancho police have been searching all day for her, looking in neighbor’s backyards and homes and showing everyone that passes through the neighborhood her picture.
“Horrified and just at a loss I have no idea what to think I just want to hope for the best and hope that she’s hiding somewhere and that she’s ok and I just hope to god that nobody has taken her,” Greenwall’s mother Katherine Allen said.
The mother told the station the girl may have run away because she was mad because she had been punished. The mother told the station she believes Alexandra may be wandering the neighborhood or on the way to her father’s house in Madrid, New Mexico, about 60 miles away from her home in Rio Rancho.
The FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are now involved in the case.
Greenwall’s mother Katherine Allen told the station she was “horrified and just at a loss.”
“I have no idea what to think I just want to hope for the best and hope that she’s hiding somewhere and that she’s okay and I just hope to god that nobody has taken her,” Allen said.
UPDATE III: Missing Rio Rancho girl returns home safely.
Alexandra Greenwall has returned home safely.
Rio Rancho Police said the 10-year-old girl returned to her home Saturday evening around 7 p.m.
It’s unclear at this time where she went. Officers will conduct an interview with Greenwall to determine here whereabouts during her disappearance.
If anyone has any information regarding Alexandra Greenwall’s whereabouts, please call call 505-891-7226.
Daily Commentery – Friday, September 12, 2014 – Continuing a Discussion Regarding How the Media Reports on Missing Persons Cases
- Like in the Holly Bobo case. The Media needs to get their facts straight before reporting!
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14 Year Old Michaela Bruce Missing Since 2/25/14 in Springfield, OH … Abducted by Mark Edwards for Second Time, Felony Arrest Warrant Issued
14 year old Michaela Bruce has been missing since Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in Springfield, Ohio. According to reports, Michaela Bruce was abducted by 44 year old Mark Edwards for the second time since September 2013. Authorities say Edwards is known to be a survivalist, aka bum, hobo. With his pending trial coming up in March 2014 for the abduction and six counts of unlawful sex with a minor from the September incident where the two ran away, this most likely prompted his incident. The Sheriff’s office believes that Michaela Bruce, and the public could be at risk if the suspect, Mark Edwards, attempts to do something desperate to escape capture. With this being the second abduction of the 14 year old girl, when captured it is not going to end well for this suspect.
She likened her daughter’s relationship with Edwards to being in a “cult.”
“It’s like her little brain has been drilled over and over and over that he loves her. I trusted him. His daughter was my daughter’s best friend. His wife was my friend,” Tammy Bruce said.
Michaela Bruce (left) – Mark Edwards (right)
UPDATE I: Police receive numerous tips on the two and spotted rental car they were in but cut off pursuit.
Earlier Wednesday night, Fred Stegner, who operates the Springfield Soup Kitchen, 830 W. Main St., told News Center 7 Edwards and Bruce visited the facility sometime before 8 p.m. Tuesday. That would have been roughly an hour before the girl’s mother reported her missing at 9:02 p.m. in German Twp., near Springfield.
Edwards eats at the facility regularly, Stegner said, but Tuesday night was the first time anyone there has seen him with the girl. There were 200 to 250 people there at the time. Springfield police and sheriff’s deputies showed photos of the man and girl to volunteers Wednesday morning.
Edwards “came in with the blond lady,” Stegner said. “I didn’t know she was 14 until I came in today[Wednesday], but many volunteers told me they saw them.”
Also Wednesday evening, sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Young said deputies have continued to receive hundreds of tips, the most credible of which is that Edwards and Bruce may have been near State Route 235 and Interstate 270 late Wednesday morning. Deputies also searched several vacant houses in the area where Edwards and the girl abandoned a rental car he was driving.
Acting on one of the early tips, deputies responded to a Knight’s Inn on West Main Street in Springfield at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to look for Bruce and Edwards. Items believed to belong to Edwards and Bruce were located in a room. The state bureau of criminal investigation is analyzing items found in that room for DNA, Young said.
Deputies later spotted that rental car and pursued it but cut off that pursuit when the car ran a red light. Authorities found it abandoned at Rebert Pike and Cottage Drive in Springfield. A search of the area did not turn up Edwards or the girl. Officials said Edwards’ wife rented the vehicle Tuesday.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
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UPDATE II: Edwards was arrested in September 2013 for abduction of Michaela Bruce and faced a March 4 trial date on six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and interference with custody involving Bruce.
Edwards was arrested in September 2013 when he was found with Bruce after she went missing from her school bus stop. At that time, Edwards and the girl werefound in a green Ford Expedition in the 3300 block of Ohio 41. She was hiding in the rear of the vehicle under blankets. Deputies found a Taser, knives, condoms, a spear and other items in the SUV. Officials have said Edwards is known to be a survivalist.
15 Years Old’s Jack Nelson & Morgan Kallusky Missing since 1/12/14 in Cave Creek, AZ … Believed Headed for California, Ranaway to Get Married
15 year old’s Jack Nelson and Morgan Kallusky have been missing since Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Cave Creek, Arizona. Jack and Morgan are boyfriend and girlfriend. Both left notes that they were running away to get married. California, maybe their headed to Las Vegas instead?
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says Jack Nelson and Morgan Kallusky were reported missing on Sunday. They are both 15 years old.
Nelson is described as a white male with blonde hair, blue eyes, weighing 130 pounds and is 5′ 4″ tall. (poster)
Kallusky is a white female weighing 135 pounds and is 5′ 8″ tall. She no longer wears braces on her teeth and may have dyed her hair dark brown. (poster)
Nelson and Kallusky may be traveling in a 2002 gold Acura with Arizona license plate 436FSV.
Officials are looking for two teenagers who disappeared from Cave Creek late Sunday night or early Monday morning and are believed to be traveling to California.
The Phoenix Police Department said the teens, who are boyfriend and girlfriend, both left notes that they were running away to get married. The parents then reached out to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
If you have any information about the Jack Nelson and Morgan Kallusky’s whereabouts, call 911 or the Phoenix Police at 602-262-6151.