Missing Maricopa, Arizona Couple, 44 Year Old Michael Careccia & 42 Year Old Tina Careccia, Bodies Found … Jose Valenzuela Arrested & Charged with First Degree Murder

The bodies of missing 44 year old Michael Careccia and his wife, 42 year old Tina Careccia have been found in Maricopa, Arizona. The bodies were found on the property of 38 year old Jose Valenzuela in a 6 foot grave. Valenzuela reportedly confessed to the crime and has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is being held on a $2 million cash bond.  Valenzuela reportedly shot the victims with a .22 caliber handgun. Valenzuela claims that he and the couple have been acquainted for the past two years and used methamphetamine together.  Michael Careccia and Tina Careccia went missing on 6/22/15. Investigators said Valenzuela brought meth to the couple’s home the day before they went missing, Father’s Day. Then they went to Valenzuela’s home later that day and Valenzuela brandished a weapon during a fight. Of course this is the comments of a man facing two counts of first degree murder. A toxicology will have to be done to confirm any of his comments.

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A missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine at the time, authorities said Thursday.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Jose Valenzuela, 38, acknowledged killing Michael Careccia, 44, and his wife, Tina, 42.

“Essentially he confessed,” Babeu said at a news conference.

Valenzuela has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is being held on a $2 million cash bond.

According to Babeu, Valenzuela was found with a .22 caliber revolver that authorities believe is the murder weapon.

Two bodies were recovered from Valenzuela’s property and identified as the couple, authorities said. The grave was not noticeable initially because the suspect had piled other debris and materials on top of it, Babeu added.

Jose Valenzuela claims a fight broke out after he had provided drugs to the couple. Read the story and see if it makes any sense or was Jose on meth at the time he confessed to authorities?

Valenzuela claimed he brought Michael and Tina Careccia the drug on June 21 and attended a Father’s Day party at the Carrecias’ home, Babeu said.

“Sometime later that evening … they went over to Valenzuela’s home, and something happened, a fight ensued and that’s when he brandished a weapon,” Babeu told reporters.

Valenzuela allegedly used a .22-caliber revolver to kill the couple. He shot Michael Careccia first, and then shot Tina Careccia sometime later, Babeu said. Investigators believe Valenzuela was high on drugs at the time of the killings.

The bodies were kept on the property, possibly in a shed, until Valenzuela borrowed a backhoe from an acquaintance and buried them in a six-foot deep grave, and their car was moved to a location away from the home, Babeu said.

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.

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Pic – Facebook

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.

UPDATE I: Runaway girl returns home safe to her parents.

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.”

29 Year Old Amanda Waller Missing Since 6/25/15 While Snorkeling Along Cas Abou Beach in Curacao (Update: Husband Believes his Wife is Dead)

29 year old Amanda Waller has been missing since Thursday, June 25, 2015 while she was snorkeling with her husband and friends along Cas Abou Beach in the Caribbean island of Curacao. When the snorkeling group returned to shore about 20 minutes later, they realized that Waller was missing. Days of searching by the Coast Guard and volunteer divers have turned up no clues. There have been searches in the water and on the land as it is not known whether Amanda Waller from Katy, Texas made it to shore or not.

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Amanda Waller

Anthony Waller told KHOU that his sister-in-law, Amanda Waller, 29, was snorkeling with her husband and friends along Cas Abou Beach around 3 p.m. Thursday, June 25, when she went missing.

Matt Myers, who was part of that snorkeling group, told KHOU that after snorkeling and taking pictures in the water, one of the women became tired and began swimming to shore.

He says a couple minutes later, Amanda Waller began swimming after her.

However, when the group returned to shore about 20 minutes later, they realized that Waller was missing.

After an unsuccessful search in the water, Myers says they called the Coast Guard, who arrived within 30 minutes to begin the search.

VIDEO below of snorkeling not related to this case but to provide context of what it looks like. The water appears to be calm and extremely clear. It is hard to imagine one could not find a person in such water.

A missing-person alert on the GoFundMe page urges people to call police or the U.S. Embassy if they see Waller.

UPDATE I: Husband of Katy woman missing while snorkeling says wife is dead.

After a week of searching and praying, the victim’s husband posted an update on the gofundme website that read: “Thank you everyone for all the love and support during this tragic event. It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that based on the conditions of my wife disappearance it is concluded that she passed away on June 25, 2015. Her memory and love still lives within heart of the many lives she touch.”

17 Year Old Mikayla Allen-Collins Missing Since 6/14/5 in Loveland, CO (Update: Missing Loveland Teenager Located)

17 year old Mikayla Allen-Collins has been missing since June 14, 2015 in Loveland, Colorado.

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Mikayla Allen-Collins, who is 5-foot-3 with blue eyes and blonde hair, has been missing since June 14. Loveland Police believe that she might still be in the area, but released no further information.

According to the Help Find Mikayla Allen-Collins Now page on Facebook, the teenager was “known to be in Windsor with Jennifer Gray and James Hanson near 1st and Main.” It is unclear who those people are and what relation they have to Allen-Collins.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call Loveland Police at 970-667-2151.

UPDATE I: Missing Loveland teenager located.

Loveland police has located Mikayla Allen-Collins, the 17-year-old Loveland girl who had been missing since June 14. Because Allen-Collens is a minor, police would not comment on the circumstances of her disappearance Tuesday afternoon.

30 Year Old U.S. Olympic Sailor Trevor Moore missing Since 6/25/15 in Biscayne Bay Miami, FL

30 year old U.S. Olympic sailor Trevor Moore has been missing since Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Trevor Moore, who is a sailing coach, was last seen early Thursday afternoon and also captured on surveillance tape when he left the U.S. Sailing Center in a 15-foot inflatable power boat. Daniel Leira stated that, “After lunch, around 1 p.m., I saw him go out in a blue RIB,” however, around 5 PM the boat was found tangled in some moorings.

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Thursday around 5 p.m. the boat was found tangled in some moorings.

“The boat was found just off the edge of Dinner Key tangled up in mooring lines by a sailboat,” said Liz Barraco, a spokeswoman with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “Now everyone is out here putting in an effort trying to find this gentleman.”

On the boat were personal belongings to the 30-year-old Moore who was a member of the 2012 Olympic team sailing team.

He and his teammate are featured in a You Tube video in which that teammate Eric Storck describes Moore as “a very good skipper.” Moore says making the Olympic team was one of his goals and dreams.

Among the items found on the inflatable boat were a life jacket and a GPS.  A source told CBS4 the GPS showed that the boat reduced speed by Soldier Key, south of Stiltsville, and zig-zagged back to where it came from.  It’s believed that Moore was off the boat at that time.

U.S. Sailing has set up a GoFundMe page to assist with the cost of the search and asked anyone who could provide information to contact contact Libby Patton at 440-781-9846 or call emergency services (Coast Guard at 305-535-4562 or Miami Dade Police Non Emergency Line at 305-595-6263).

UPDATE I: Where is Olympic sailor Trevor Moore?

The Coast Guard was scrambling Friday to solve a nautical mystery — the baffling disappearance of a world-class sailor.

The 16-foot craft of U.S. Olympic sailor Trevor Moore was found off Dinner Key Thursday afternoon, tangled in mooring lines, its engine idling. But Moore was nowhere to be found.

Multiple agencies headed by the U.S. Coast Guard continued to search Friday afternoon for the Olympian.

Florida Fish & Wildlife South Region public information coordinator Liz Barraco said the search, involving more than a dozen boats and two helicopters, was focusing on an area near Soldier Key, five miles south of Cape Florida and seven miles east of the mainland. The boat’s GPS indicates at some point there was a shift in direction and speed around a mile from Soldier Key.

Personal items of Moore’s, including a life vest, remained on the VSR rigid-hulled inflatable boat when it was found after 5 p.m. Thursday. FWC will lead the investigation once the search ends.

UPDATE II: Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Olympic Sailor Trevor Moore.

The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday suspended its three-day search for missing Olympic sailor Trevor Moore.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones affected,” Coast Guard Capt. Michael Long said in a statement. “Despite the tireless search efforts by multiple agencies and good Samaritans, we were unable to find Mr. Moore.”

The search was called off as night fell Saturday. The Coast Guard said searchers covered more than 510 square nautical miles during the massive three-day search, which included a Coast Guard helicopter and rescue boat as well as boats from Miami police, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the National Park Service and members of the public.

 

 

Amber Alert Issued for Three Boys (Anthony Bermudez, Kevin Ulizes Bermudez & Elvis Bermudez) and Mother Missing Since 6/26/15 in in Prince George’s County, MD … Abducted By 34 Year Old Mario Bermudez-Chavez (Update: Found Safe)

AMBER ALERT ISSUED IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND …

The Maryland State police have issued  an Amber Alert has been issued for three boys and their mother in Prince George’s County, MD. The three boys are 11 year old Anthony Bermudez, 10 year old Kevin Ulizes Bermudezs. 2 year old Elvis Bermudez and their mother, 34 year old  Milvian Reyes-Villatoro. The three children and their mother were last seen Friday night, June 26 at approximately 8:40 PM in the 4000 block of 36th Street in Mt. Rainier.  According to the police, the children are believed to have been abducted by 34-year-old Mario Bermudez-Chavez. Chavez is described as a Hispanic male standing 6′ feet tall and 220 pounds. He may be wearing a green shirt and khaki pants. They are believed to be traveling in a silver Honda Odyssey van with Maryland tags 3AJ7515c.

Milvian Reyes-Villatoro

Authorities are searching for 34-year-old Milvian Reyes-Villatoro and her three boys: Anthony Mario Bermudez, Kevin Ulizes Bermudez and Elvis Bermudez.

Anthony Bermudez, 11, is 5′ 6″ and weighs 100 pounds. He was last seen wearing an orange shirts and brown shorts.

Kevin Ulizes, 10, is 4 feet and weighs 80 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts.

Elvis Bermudez, 2, is 2′ 2″ and weighs 40 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green shirt and blue jeans.

Ms. Reyes-Villatoro is 5’7″ and 150 pounds. Additional details of what Reyes-Villatoro was wearing were not immediately available.

Mario Bermudez-Chavez

Twitter - PGPDNews

Police ask that anyone with information contact 911 or Prince George’s Country Police Department at 301-699-2601.

UPDATE I: 3 Missing Children, Mother Found Safe.

Three children and their mother, who had been reported missing in Maryland, have been found safe.

Saturday evening, police canceled an Amber Alert for Anthony Bermudez, 11, Kevin Ulizes Bermudez, 10, and Elvis Bermudez, 2; as well as for their mother, Milvian Reyes-Villatoro, 34.

Michael and Tina Careccia Missng Since in 6/22/15 in Maricopa, AZ (Update: Authorities Find Missing Couple’s Honda)(Update: Couple Found Deceased)

44 year old Michael Careccia and 42 year old Tina Careccia have been missing since Monday, June 22, 2015 in Maricopa, Arizonia. Family members say the couple left the home around 5 AM on Monday; however, Tina Careccia never arrived at her job at a Chandler construction company. According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Michael and Tina Careccia were reported missing by Michael’s child on Monday at approximately 7 PM.  Later on Monday, sheriff’s deputies found the Honda at 10 PM near Ralson and Papago roads, not far from the Careccias’ home.

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Pic – Facebook

Luke said he made the call to 911 at about 7:15 p.m. Monday night to report his dad and stepmother as missing. The couple left the house at about 5 a.m. in their 2008 Honda Accord and didn’t show up for any of their appointments.

About three hours later, sheriff’s deputies found the Honda near Ralson and Papago roads, not far from the Careccias’ home, but detectives said there was no sign of where the couple went from there.

Investigators said Michael is a 44-year-old White man with black hair and brown eyes, who is 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. Tina is a 42-year-old White woman with blonde hair and brown eyes who is 5-feet 8-inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.

FACEBOOK – Help US Find Tina and Mike.

UPDATE I: Search continues for missing Pinal County couple.

Volunteer search teams have spent several days looking for the couple in a remote area outside Maricopa.

“The response was amazing. We really didn’t know what to expect coming into this. We kind of threw it all together, reached out here and to get over 100 people to come out and search is absolutely amazing,” Alexis Kroll, one of the search organizers, said.

“It’s just been amazing,” said another family friend, Francesca Lever. ” Last night we had over 150 people come out and just join the search; we expect the same amount today.”

Family, friends and even complete strangers have canvassed the area in jeeps, quads, dirt bikes and trucks.

“We are kind of focusing more on the canals and the remote areas that really we had a hard time with the lighting last night,” Kroll said.

Some volunteers, like Larry Meyer, don’t even know the couple. “If you have the ability you go out and you look for people. You do whatever it takes to help your neighbor out ,” he said. “Just trying to help. I know there are a lot of other people out doing the same thing so we’re just trying to bring these people home safe.”

Investigators asked anyone with information to contact sheriff’s detectives at 520-866-5111.

UPDATE II: Missing Maricopa, Arizona Couple Found Deceased in Maricopa, AZ … Jose Valenzuela Arrested & Charged with First Degree Murder.

Endangered Person Advisory Issued for Brothers, 8 Year Old Draven Tate & 6 Year Old Zack Allen Tate Missing Since 6/21/15 in Canton, MO

The Canton Police Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for missing brothers, 8 year old Draven Tate  and 6 year old  Zack Allen Tate. The two brothers have been missing since June 21, 2015 from Canton, Missouri.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated that Draven and Zack Tate disappeared from their home about 1:30 AM Sunday. The two boys are believed to have been taken by their father, Kyle Tate, 28. The father is believed to be armed with a gun. and headed Oklahoma. Kyle Tate has made threats against the children and their mothers.

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Missing – Draven Tate, 8, and Zack Allen Tate, 6

Kyle Tate has made threats to harm himself and the children. He has also made threats towards their mothers in Hannibal, MO and in Clinton, OK.

The three are believed to be traveling in a Silver 2001 Chevrolet Impala with Missouri plates, KJ2M8H, which was last seen in Hannibal, MO at approximately 3:15am Sunday morning.

Kyle Tate is a white man, 6’1”, 220 lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

If anyone has any information or sees the missing persons, suspect, or vehicle, please contact immediately the nearest law enforcement agency by dialing 911 or call the Canton Police Department at 573-288-4412.

61 Year Old Former White House Chef Walter Scheib Missing Since 6/13/15 in Taos, New Mexico Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Update: Found dead in New Mexico)

61 year old  Walter Scheib has been missing since Saturday, June 13, 2015 in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. Scheib was last seen setting out for a hike over the weekend alone on the Yerba Canyon Trail. The local police have found only his vehicle, which was parked at the Yerba Canyon Trail Head in Taos, NM, a town some 70 miles from Santa Fe. Nearly 30 searchers, including teams with dogs and horses, have fanned out across the trails in the area, scouring for any sign of the missing Walter Scheib.

Former White House executive chef Walter Scheib has been reported missing in New Mexico’s rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where he was last seen setting out for a hike over the weekend, police said. For days since, search and rescue teams have been scouring the area to find him.

Scheib has been missing since Saturday. Local police have found only his vehicle, which was parked at the Yerba Canyon Trail Head in Taos, N.M., a town some 70 miles from Santa Fe.

Scheib, 61, earned his reputation in Washington for his New American-style cuisine, cooking for, among others, White House guests Nelson Mandela, Boris Yeltsin, Princess Diana and then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He served for 11 years under President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.

Crews will resume Scheib’s search and rescue mission Friday morning both on the ground and in the air, New Mexico State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Liz Armijo told The Washington Post. Authorities have been working with search and rescue dogs and using helicopters to view areas too rough and remote to reach on foot.

UPDATE I: Walter Scheib found dead in New Mexico.

The Taos News reported that Scheib’s body was found in a river approximately 20 to 30 feet off a hiking trail in the mountains above the Taos Ski Valley. The New Mexico State Police said the spot where the body was found was approximately 1.7 miles from the Yerba Canyon trail head where Scheib’s car was located.

Authorities said that they did not believe Scheib had not informed anyone of his hiking plans and was not believed to have been prepared for more than a day outdoors. Scheib had recently moved from Florida to New Mexico, and reportedly went for a hike June 13. His girlfriend reported him missing the next day. The 4-mile Yerba Canyon trail follows a canyon bottom before climbing to 3,700 feet in elevation, according to the U.S. Forest Service website.

29 Year Old Andrew Craig Missing Since 6/5/15 in De Soto, MO

29 year old Andrew Craig has been missing since June 5, 2015 in De Soto, Missouri. Craig was last seen at Ball Creek Bowl at 12796 Highway 21 in De Soto. The De Soto Police Department is asking for the publics’ help in locating a person.

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Police say 29-year-old Andrew Craig hasn’t been seen or heard from since June 5. According to Craig’s family and friends, he was last seen at Ball Creek Bowl in De Soto, Missouri.

Craig is 6’1″, 185 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. His vehicle is described as a 1997 maroon or red Chevrolet Lumina with Illinois temporary tags: 001242173.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Chris Kosciolek at 636-586-8891.

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