TEXAS – OKLAHOMA FLOODS …
Total devastation in Texas and Oklahoma, some dead and many still missing as rising flood waters ravaged and destroyed buildings and homes.
Hays County, Texas suffered extensive damage following torrential rain that destroyed more than 350 homes and displaced 1,000 residents, leaving several missing, including the family of a former Nueces County commissioner. There are a reported 12 people missing in Hays County, Texas. The Blanco River, which flows through San Marcos, shot past its previous flood record of 33.3 feet to 40.21 feet late Saturday. Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in 24 counties, including Hays and Houston, where heavy winds damaged an apartment building and left two people injured Sunday.
VIDEO – USA TODAY
Record-setting rains left officials in Texas and Oklahoma scrambling to assess the scope of the damage and destruction Monday as an emergency coordinator told reporters that a dozen people were missing in one county.
The 12 people missing in Hays County, Texas, come from families who had gathered for the long weekend, said Ken Bell, emergency coordinator for San Marcos, one of the cities hardest hit by the storms and flooding.
The group likely includes children, Bell said.
A day after severe weather left three people dead and washed away hundreds of homes in Texas and Oklahoma, the storms are easing up.
But it doesn’t mean the threat is gone.
The torrents that those storms dumped are still too much for river and creek banks to contain, and runoff was peaking early Monday, threatening continued flooding, the National Weather Service warned.
SUV Swept Away In Texas Floods
Walmart at Texas 80 and Blanco River
14 year old Frances Monclova has been missing since Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona. Authorities are considering her a runaway.
Frances Monclova has been missing since Wednesday, according to Chandler police spokesman Seth Tyler.
Frances is 5 feet 4 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen at Folley Memorial Park in Chandler.
If anyone has any information regarding missing Frances Monclova, please contact the Chandler Police Missing Person Unit at 480-782-4000.
15 year old Christa “Shay” Hermanet is missing since Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from her group home in Auburn, New York. Detective Bryant Bergenstock said in a news release, the missing teen could be headed to Ontario County, because she has no known contacts in the Auburn area. The authorities stated, they were unsure of the girl’s means of travel and what she was last seen wearing.
Christa “Shay” Hermanet, 15, has been missing from Cayuga Centers at 101 Hamilton Ave. since Tuesday. It is believed she may be headed to Ontario County. She has no known contacts in Auburn.
Hermanet is a white female, approximately 5’4″ and 137 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
If anyone has any information regarding the missing teen, please contact the Auburn police at (315) 253-3231.
16 year old Gabrielle Capodicasa, a teen with a troubled past, is missing in Buffalo, NY. According to reports, she is known to frequent Lackawanna and west Buffalo. Gabrielle is described as approximately 5′ 7″ tall, 150 lbs., with brown, shoulder-length hair. Distinct black eyebrows. She was last seen wearing a green army jacket and black leggings, carrying a large saddle color purse. According to authorities, Gabrielle Capodicasa has an active Erie County Family Court PINS warrant.
Missing – Gabrielle Capodicasa
Police say 16-year-old Gabrielle Capodicasa is missing, but frequents Lackawanna and west Buffalo. She was last seen wearing a green army jacket, black leggings and carrying a saddle colored purse.
Capodicasa has an active warrant as a person who is in need of assistance, and police say her family is concerned for her well-being.
Crimestoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information which leads to finding her. Any information can be called in to (716) 867-6161.
15 year old Abigail “Abby” Huston has been missing since Thursday, May 21, 2015 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. According to her family, Abby left a note behind Thursday morning. Also, Abby had left other notes that were found that indicated that she and a friend, 15 year old Veronica Manson, may have headed for Boystown on Chicago’s North Side. Abby is described as 5’7″, 135 lbs., with blue eyes. The missing teen may have been spotted at a Detroit Greyhound bus station.
Missing – Abigail “Abby” Huston
A teenager who went missing from her bedroom in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., may be in Chicago, according to her family.
Abigail “Abby” Huston went missing Thursday morning and left a note behind. Her parents say other notes they found indicated she and a friend, Veronica Manson, also 15, may have headed for Boystown on Chicago’s North Side.
Her parents say they believe she has been motivated by a need to connect with the gay and transgender community and that Abby and her friend may have been inspired by the story of Bruce Jenner and other news to pursue changes in their lifestyles.
17 Year Old Lara Diesh Missing Since 5/21/15 in Boulder, CO (Update: Missing Boulder Teen’s Body Found at bottom of Flagstaff Cliff)
17 year old Lara Diesh has been missing since Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Diesh was last seen near New Vista High School walking eastbound on Baseline Road from 700 20th Street about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. She has not been seen or heard from since. The Boulder police are asking the public to help find this at-risk teenager.
Missing – Lara Diesh
Diesh was last seen near New Vista High School walking eastbound on Baseline from 20th Street about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. No one has heard from her since.
Diesh is described as a white female, 5-foot-7, 127 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing white pants and carrying a brown and blue backpack.
If anyone has any information about Lara Diesh’s whereabouts is asked to contact Boulder police at 303-441-3333.
A missing Boulder teen was found and identified as the young woman’s body at the bottom of Flagstaff Cliff, that Boulder Sheriff’s deputies investigated.
A woman’s body was found on Friday and investigated by police.
The autopsy positively identified the body as 17-year-old Diesh.
The cause of death has not yet been released.
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
10 Years Later after Natalee Holloway Went Missing in Aruba … An Interview with Dave Holloway (VIDEO)
10 years later after the disappearance and death of Natalee Holloway, her father Dave Holloway speaks out about the past and present …
In his own words, Dave Holloway says he never would have dreamed it would be 10 years without answers to what happened to his daughter Natalee Holloway in Aruba. Dave says it is a parents worst nightmare and just wishes he had answers. He said during the interview, “I just can’t imagine three guys who are 17-18 years old that they could not be interrogated by police officers and not break em,”. The crime should have been resolved within the first 24 hours; however, between corruption, incompetence and bad police work, it was not. However, when a family goes up against “One Corrupt Island” and a system of cronyism of a connected lawyer and judge in waiting in Paulus Van der Sloot looking to protect his son and an island whose sole existence is based upon tourism, it was a near insurmountable nut to crack.
That is why when this case first broke, having previous knowledge of what Aruba was all about and what was important to them, Scared Monkeys wrote, ‘This Can’t Be Good For Tourism, Where’s Natalee Holloway.’
In a final word from Dave Holloway and looking at the case of Natalee Holloway, while there have been many promising leads that have come and gone throughout the past ten years, one thing that has never changed is a father’s love for his daughter.
“I just wish we had an answer.” Frustrations with the Frustrations have lingered for ten long years. Politics, money, corruption…. the story had all the makings of a soap opera played out on an international stage. “I just can’t imagine three guys who are 17-18 years old that they could not be interrogated by police officers and not break em,”.
He was back in Aruba recently after an alleged witness re-surfaced saying he saw suspect Joran van der Sloot with Natalee at a Marriot hotel which was under construction. But police in Aruba have quickly discounted his claims saying his story doesn’t match up with the construction timeline at the hotel. The witness said Natalee was dead and van der Sloot hid her body. He claims he didn’t come forward at the time because he was involved in illegal activity.
Interview with Natalee Holloway ‘s Father Dave Holloway Part 1
The Dana Pretzer Show – Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – Don’t Miss Tonights Show with Private Investigator TJ Ward and Robin Sax Discussing the Natalee Holloway Case
LISTEN TO THE DANA PRETZER SHOW ON SCARED MONKEYS RADIO AT 9 PM ET
- International Private Detective, TJ Ward will be with us tonight discussing the Natalee Holloway case and witness that has come forward with new information. TJ Ward has worked on this case since the beginning and has joined us many times over the last 10 years.
- Also joining us will be Attorney Robin Sax discussing the 10 years since Natalee Holloway’s disappearance
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Police Searching for 25 Year Old Anthony Dale Barbour & 2 Year Old Girl Missing Since 5/17/15 in Monroe County, KY
Police are searching for a missing 2 year old unnamed girl who is believed to be with 25 year old Anthony Dale Barbour of Summer Shade, Kentucky. The two were last seen on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Monroe County, KY. Anthony Dale Barbour is the boyfriend of the child’s biological mother. Barbour may be driving a red 2000 Pontiac Sunfire with license plate #143PCT.
According to troopers with the Kentucky State Police, the little girl, whose identity was not released, was believed to be with 25-year-old Anthony Dale Barbour, of Summer Shade, Kentucky.
Barbour was described as a white male, standing 5’11” and weighing 140 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, along with some facial hair.
The two-year-old girl was described as being 24” tall and 25 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.
The two were last seen Sunday in Monroe County, Kentucky.
UPDATE I: On Tuesday evening, troopers said they found a red 2000 Pontiac Sunfire in an abandoned field; however, after an extensive search, they said they did not find Barbour or the 2-year-old girl.
The investigation was ongoing. Anyone with information was urged to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columbia at (270)384-4796 or Post 3 Bowling Green at (270)782-2010.