15 Year Old Ky-Lea Fortner & 13 Year Old Shaeleen Fitch-Fortner Missing Since 4/27/15 Found in Upstate New York … 29 Year Old Family Acquaintance Amanda Hellman Arrested

Ky-Lea Fortner and Shaeleen Fitch-Fortner found safe!!!

Two teenage sisters, then 15 year old Ky-Lea Fortner and 13 year old Shaeleen Fortner went missing and had not been seen since 4/27/15 in Binghamton, New York. The two girls live with their foster family where they were last seen at their Susquehanna Valley school waiting to get on the school bus at the end of the school day. The police had considered this a case of runaway teens. Flashforward nearly one year later, Ky-Lea Fortner and Shaeleen Fortner have been found in upstate New York.

According to the State Police, the two teens were found Wednesday night about 15 miles away from where they were last seen at a property in the nearby town of Vestal at 327 Torrance Ave.  29 year old Amanda Hellman, a “family acquaintance,” was arrested at the property Thursday on suspicion of kidnapping second degree, a class-B felony. Hellman was arraigned before a judge and remanded without bail to the Broome County Jail, in Binghamton. Both girls were turned over to Broome County Family Services.

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Two teenage sisters have been found in upstate New York nearly a year after vanishing and a family acquaintance has been charged with their kidnapping, police said Thursday.

Ky-Lea Fortner and Shaeleen Fitch-Fortner were reported as “teen runaways” last April. The girls — then aged 15 and 13 — had been living with a foster family in Binghamton when they disappeared and were last seen waiting for a bus at their school, according to New York State Police.

They were found Wednesday night about 15 miles away from where they were last seen at a property in the nearby town of Vestal, state police said in a statement Thursday.

Police said Amanda Hellman, a 29-year-old “family acquaintance,” was arrested at the property Thursday on suspicion of kidnapping second degree, a class-B felony. Hellman was arraigned before a judge and remanded without bail to the Broome County Jail, in Binghamton.

21 Year Old Maine Maritime Academy Student David “DJ” Breunig Missing Since 2/26/16 in Orono, ME

21 year old David “DJ” Breunig of Westbrook, Maine has been missing since Friday, February 26, 2016 in Orono, ME. Breunig is a junior at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. He was last seen leaving a residence on North Main Avenue in Orono on Friday night. Police describe David Breunig as 6 feet 4 inches fall with a slim, athletic build, with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, dark jeans and brown Timberland boots. Attempts to reach the missing student on his cellphone were not successful.

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Missing – David “DJ” Breunig: Hancock County Sheriff’s Office

The search for a missing Maine Maritime Academy student continued Sunday, but ended at sundown without any conclusions.

David “DJ” Breunig, 21, of Westbrook, a junior at the academy in Castine, was last seen leaving a residence on North Main Avenue in Orono on Friday night.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

Sunday’s search involved crews form the Maine Warden Service, Forest Service and DEEMI Search & Rescue.

Crews searched in the neighborhood where Breunig was last seen and near the Penobscot River.

If anyone has any information regarding David “DJ” Breunig, please contact Lt. Christopher Thornton of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at 667-7575 or the Orono Police Department through the Penobscot County Regional Communications Center at 945-4636.

UPDATE I: Authorities Search Penobscot River for missing Maine Maritime Academy student.

Police, game wardens and volunteers searched the Penobscot River in Bangor on Sunday for a Maine Maritime Academy student who was last seen in Orono on Friday night, said Orono police Chief Josh Ewing.

Ewing said that aerial and ground searches were conducted to find David Breunig, 21, of Westbrook who disappeared after leaving a residence in the Crosby Street neighborhood around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

The Maine Warden Service and Down East Emergency Medicine Institute assisted in the search, Ewing said.

Dog tracking teams were brought in as well, Ewing said.

Down East Emergency Medicine Institute Operations Director Richard Bowie said Sunday that the Orono-based group has provided two Humvee teams to the effort, as well as additional personnel who were searching the banks of the Stillwater River and the area where the Stillwater meets the Penobscot River.

4 Year Old Macey Lilley Missing Since 2/26/16 in Wolf Point, MO Found Alive … Suspect John “Billy” Lieba in Custody

4 Year Old Macey Lilley Found Safe!!!

4 year old Macey Lilley has been found safe Sunday, February 28, 2016, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office.  The 4 year old girl was found on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana, just a few miles from where she was reportedly abducted while playing in a park. Macey Lilley had gone missing on Friday, Feb. 26 when she was abducted around 9:30 pm against her will. Authorities say people saw 20 year old John “Billy” Lieba take the girl against her will. Both are Native Americans; however, they are not blood relatives.

Maci Lilley

She was found alive and well,” said Lee Allmer, the spokesman. “At the moment, we cannot divulge the location (where she was found) as the investigation is ongoing.”

Allmer said the girl was undergoing a medical evaluation “as a precautionary measure.”

Facebook – Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office – MT

*** SHE’S ALIVE!!! ***

It is with immense joy that we announce MACI LILLEY HAS BEEN FOUND ALIVE!

Maci was found at approximately 11:20 AM today a few miles outside Wolf Point.

Preliminary observations indicate she is in good health, but she is being evaluated by medical personnel to be sure.

Maci’s family has been notified and she will be reunited with them soon.

More information will follow as it’s available.

I would like to personally thank each and every person that assisted in the search for Maci! It is my sincere honor to be your sheriff.

Thank you!

Sheriff Jason Frederick

UPDATE I: Suspect arrested.

A suspect, John Lieba, was apprehended in Wolf Point while driving around after several witnesses at the park identified him, Allmer said. Lieba, who is about 20 years old, and the girl are not “blood relatives,”

Missing 1 Year Old Girl Found on Golf Course after Climbing out of Crib in South Jordan, UT

HAPPY ENDING … TODDLER FOUND SAFE.

A one year old baby girl has been found hours after she had gone missing. A 17 year old babysitter was watching the 1 year old when the sitter went to the bathroom and when she returned the toddler was gone. The babysitter called 911. Thankfully, police found the missing child safe strolling on the Glenmoor Golf Course about a couple of hours later.  The police said there will be no charges filed, the child was taken to the hospital as a precaution and is fine.

A 1-year-old girl is back with her family after she some how climbed out of her crib, through the house and out the front door.

Officers said the 17-year-old babysitter was watching the girl, went to the bathroom and by the time she came back, the child was nowhere to be found.

The sitter searched with neighbors and called 911.

Police searched the house and the surrounding area with K9s and a helicopter.

They eventually found the girl alone, strolling on the Glenmoor Golf Course about two hours later.

Posted February 25, 2016 by
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16 Year Old Brooke Lee Bridges Missing Since 2/7/16 in Brewton, AL

16 year old Brooke Lee Bridges has been missing since February 7, 2016 from Brewton, Alabama. She was last seen wearing a t-shirt and black sweat pants at her family home around 11 p.m. in Brewton, Alabama on 7 February 2016. Police said Brook Bridges was wearing two spaghetti strap tank tops, black jogging pants and white socks when she disappeared. According to her mother, her daughter has blue hair, because she supports an anti-bullying campaign.

Brooke Lee Bridges is a 16 year old white female, with blue hair. She was last seen wearing a t-shirt and black sweat pants at her family home around 11 p.m. in Brewton, Alabama on 7 February 2016.

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UPDATE I: Brewton Police ask for public’s help in finding missing teen.

A 16 year-old Brewton girl has been missing for four days and law enforcement said they’re no closer to finding her than when she went missing.  She disappeared from her home in the Alco community late Sunday night, February 7 or early Monday morning, February 8, 2016.

Four days in, searchers continued to scour the neighborhood and woods around 16 year-old Brooke Lee Bridges’ home. Only a few blocks away at Jefferson Davis Community College, law enforcement coordinated search efforts.

“The family wakes up, 4:30 in the morning for the father to go to work, front door is open.  Of course, him and the mother start looking for the child,” McGougin explained.

Police said they’re not ruling out the possibility that Bridges ran away from home, but are treating it as a possible abduction.  Klaas Kids Foundation has been helping with the search along with numerous volunteer groups.  Searchers were focusing their efforts within just a mile or so of the family’s home, including a park right across the street and a nearby spillway.  Police have also asked the family not to make any comments about it and not to be involved in the search themselves.

A canine unit from the Florida Department of Corrections was called in and searched the nearby park.  They then moved down the road to a drainage ditch.  Volunteers from Escambia County Search and Rescue focused their efforts on a stretch of woods just a few blocks away.  Meanwhile Sheriff’s deputies canvased the neighborhood, knocking on doors and gathering as much information as they could.

VIDEO – WKRG

UPDATE I: FBI involved in Search for Brooke Lee Bridges.

Thursday marks day four of the search for this missing teenager. She was last seen Sunday night about 11 o’clock. Since then, there’s been an intensive search in the areas around her home. Investigators have also used dogs to search around a nearby pond. They’ve had divers in the water and helicopters in the air. The FBI is also now helping the investigation. Brooke Bridges has distinctive blue hair and authorities are hoping that is something people will remember.

UPDATE II: Divers continue search for missing Brewton teen.

Today divers used sonar equipment to search two different lakes near 16 year old Brooke Bridge’s home. The search through wooded areas also continued as FBI and local police expand their grid in Brewton’s Alco Lake neighborhood. Search crews admit this has been a difficult case with few clues to guide them.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Brooke Lee Bridges, please contact the Brewton Police Department at (251) 867-3212 or call 911.

Posted February 13, 2016 by
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