15 Year Old Jenna Grant Missing 10/22/14 from her Home in Northridge, CA

15 year old Jenna Grant has been missing since Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Jenna Grant is believed to have runaway from her home near Zelzah Avenue and Prairie Street between midnight and 5:30 a.m. Jenna has runaway in the past. Jace Kessler, Sgt. of the LAPD Devonshire division said that Jenna Grant has run away in the past, and was “said to be possibly depressed.”

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A 15-year-old girl has been missing from her home near CSUN since Wednesday morning.

Jenna Grant, a 10th grader at Cleveland High School, was believed to have run away from her home near Zelzah Avenue and Prairie Street between midnight and 5:30 a.m., her father, Adam Grant said in a telephone interview with The Sundial on Wednesday evening.

Grant is 5-feet tall, weighs 120 pounds, has blonde hair, blue eyes and fair skin, her father said. She was last seen wearing jeans, dark Vans shoes, a maroon day pack, and her hair in a ponytail.

If anybody has any information regarding Jenna Grant, please contact Adam Grant at (818) 585-3397.

Posted October 23, 2014 by
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Three Missing American Teenage Girls from Denver, CO Detained by FBI in Germany in Attempting to Join ISIS

It started out as a missing persons runaway report, with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, and then turned into something more bizarre and sinister …

Three America teens from Denver, Colorado who were reported missing have been found. According to FOX News, the three teens have been detained by the FBI in Germany attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIS.
Reported by VOA, the girls had vanished from their homes last week and traveled from Colorado to Chicago, and then Frankfurt. The girls have not been identified, but law enforcement officials said two are sisters, 15 and 17 years old,  and one is 16 years old. The two sisters are from Somalia and the 16 year old is from Sudan.

The FBI says it is investigating the possibility that three American teenage girls were attempting to join the Islamic State in Syria when they were detained in Germany.

A law enforcement source told Fox News Tuesday that the girls are home in Colorado after they were tracked down in Frankfurt. The three girls are all under the age of 18 and are not expected to face charges. Two of the girls are of Somali descent and one is of Sudanese descent, according to the source.

ABC News reported that a law enforcement official said the girls were planning to travel to Syria to join militant groups. The official told ABC News the teenagers planned “to fulfill what they believe is some vision that has been put out on a slick media campaign.”

CNN – VIDEO

ABC News – Three American Girls En Route to Syria Planned to Join Militant Groups.

This is part of a worrisome trend of “disaffected youth” who are being radicalized, the official said, pointing to the wider phenomenon of foreign fighters converging on the conflict in the region.

There have been other cases of high school age kids trying to get to Syria that haven’t been made public, the official said.

The girls were persuaded to travel overseas and were in contact with someone in Germany, the official said, noting that someone close to them notified authorities.

They were turned around and sent back to the United States, the official said, noting that because they are minors it remains unclear whether they will be charged with anything or be “arrested.”

The FBI has spoken to the teens and interviewed their families, and the agency said at this point they are not facing any charges. WHAT!!! HOW ARE THEY NOT FACING ANY CHARGES!!! WHY, BECAUSE THEY ARE TEEN GIRLS?

Posted October 22, 2014 by
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37 Year Old Former Harlem Globetrotter Rico Omarr Harris Missing During Road Trip from Alhambra, CA to Seattle, WA

37 year old former Harlem Globetrotter Rico Omarr Harris has been missing for several weeks. According to reports, Harris departed from his mother’s Alhambra home over a week ago to visit his girlfriend in Seattle. However, his car was discovered three days after he left, abandoned, in Yolo County in Northern California. The vehicle was discovered by the police near the Yolo County Regional State Park on Route 16.  Harris’ cell phone and a backpack were also found nearby. The former Globetrotter is said to suffer from bipolar disorder.

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Pic: Rico Omarr Harris – Yolo County, CA Sheriff’s Office

Rico Harris has been missing for several weeks during a trip between Alhambra and Seattle.

Harris, a former member of the Harlem Globetrotters, reportedly left his mother’s home in Southern California on Oct. 10. His car was later found abandoned at Yolo County Regional State Park on Route 16.

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department says there is no indication of anything criminal at this time. No leads were found from inspecting Harris’ car, as it looks like the car was just parked in the parking lot and had been left for two days.

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Harris set out on road trip from Alhambra, California, to Seattle at 1 am on October 10, 2014. He was last heard from at 9.30am that day when he called his mother from Sacramento. According to Harris’ family, the 6-foot-9, 280-pound former Globetrotter was in the process of moving to the northwest to join his long-time girlfriend, Jennifer Song, and start a new job in sales.

About nine hours into the drive, Mr Harris called his mother from the Sacramento area, and just before 11am he called his girlfriend and left her a voice-mail. He has not been heard from since.

On October 13, a sheriff’s deputy came upon Harris’ vehicle parked at the Yolo County Regional Parks Lower Site near Cache Creek. When officials ran the Nissan’s registration, they discovered that the car belonged to the missing man.

A ground search of the surrounding area turned up Rico Harris’ cell phone and a backpack with jumper cables. Deputies informed the missing man’s family that his car battery has dead.

Daily Commentary – Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Sadly, It Appears the Body of Hannah Graham Has Been Found

  • The body was found Saturday, October 18th approximately 5 miles from where the body of Morgan Dana Harrington was found. Follow the latest in the case at blinkoncrime.com or in the Scared Monkeys forum.

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18 Year Old College of St Rose Student Connor W. Trapatsos Missing Since 10/15/14 in Albany, NY (Update: Body Found Along the Hudson River near Albany)

Connor W. Trapatsos, an 18 year old, first year student at the College of St Rose has been missing since October 15, 2014 in Albany, New York. Law enforcement officials were told Friday that Connor W. Trapatsos was last seen by his roommate on Wednesday morning. Campus surveillance cameras confirm that Trapatsos left Brubacher Hall at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 15. A search of the residence hall has be conducted on multiple occasions campus security officers and the Albany Police Department. Police believe Connor Trapatsos may be walking west on Route 5 or Route 20 towards Rochester. The missing freshman’s family lives in Fairport, Monroe County. A New York State Missing College Student Notification has been released to police and hospitals, and email and roadside messaging was activated to notify drivers and the public, according to the release. The college has also handed out printed notices to local businesses and residents.

At this time, Police do not suspect foul play and his roommate tells local media that Trapatsos had been very withdrawn in recent weeks.

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Missing: Connor W. Trapatsos

Trapatsos, 17, is 5 feet 7 inches tall with a slight build, according to a news release issued by the school. Counselors there have been made available for students or employees seeking emotional support.

The school provided an update on Saturday, adding that Trapatsos left Brubacher Hall at 10 a.m. Wednesday, which was confirmed by campus surveillance cameras. He was wearing a white T-shirt and black hooded sweatshirt with the words “Pilot 21″ on the back. He was wearing blue shorts and blue Nike running shows and carrying a dark-colored backpack.

SAINT ROSE REPORTS MISSING STUDENT.

The College of Saint Rose has reported to law enforcement officials that Connor W. Trapatsos, an 18-year-old first-year student from Fairport, Monroe County, New York, is missing.

Connor, who resides in Brubacher Hall, was last seen by his roommate this past Wednesday morning. The College was informed this afternoon. The residence hall has been searched thoroughly three times by Saint Rose Security officers and the University at Albany Police Department.

UPDATE I: More than two weeks have passed with no word from missing College of Saint Rose student Connor Trapatsos.

The investigation is now focusing on information from the public, said Aran Mull, deputy chief of the University at Albany Police Department.

“He had money, appears to be in good health and appears to be moving with some purpose, but we don’t know what that is,” Mull said.

The first-year student whose nickname is “Trapper” left Brubacher Hall alone carrying a dark-colored backpack.

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, a black hooded sweatshirt with the words “Pilot 21″ on the back, blue shorts and blue Nike running shoes.

Information from Trapatsos’ computer showed he had been looking up bus routes, police said.

He was seen getting change for and taking a bus out of Crossgates Commons on the morning of Oct. 15. He got off the bus in Glenmont before heading to the Selkirk area, Mull said.

Anyone with information regarding Trapatsos’ whereabouts is asked to call the University at Albany Police at (518) 442-3130 or Saint Rose Security at (518) 454-5187.

UPDATE II: Body found near Albany ID’d as missing Fairport teen, Connor W. Trapatsos.

New York State University Police at Albany confirmed on Thursday that the body found along the Hudson River near Albany is that of missing Fairport teenager Connor Trapatsos.

State Police said that the body was found on the river’s west bank Wednesday afternoon by CSX railroad employees working on a bridge near the Thruway in the town of Coeymans, just south of Albany. The medical examiner confirmed the identification.

Human Remains Found in Search for Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham

Human remains have been found in the search for missing Hannah Graham. The remains were found at approximately noon today, when a team of volunteers with the Chesterfield County, VA, Sheriff’s Office was searching an abandoned property along Old Lynchburg Road in southern Albemarle County. 18 year old Hannah Graham went missing on September 13 and was last seen with Jesse Matthew, who was arrested last month and eventually charged with abduction with intent to defile.

Albemarle County Police, City of Charlottesville Police and Virginia State Police spent the afternoon preserving the scene and processing evidence, police said.

The remains will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination, autopsy and identification.

 CNN

Authorities looking for Hannah Graham found human remains Saturday on an abandoned property eight miles from where the University of Virginia student was last seen five weeks ago, police said

Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department members participating in the search made the discovery before noon in southern Albemarle County in central Virginia, according to Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo.

Shortly thereafter, a detective relayed the news to Graham’s parents.

“These are human remains and forensic tests need to be conducted to determine the identification…,” Longo told reporters. “But nonetheless we wanted to be quick and timely to share that information with the Graham family.”

For more updates, to provide your own comments, opinions and analysis and to read others, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Hannah Graham.

Daily Commentary – Friday, October 17, 2014 – Reminder of Rewards Offered in the Morgan Harrington and Hannah Graham Cases

  • There is a $100k reward offered for the safe return of Hannah Graham and a $150k reward offered for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Morgan Dana Harrington

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Daily Commentary – Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Preview of Tonights Podcast with Blink from Blink on Crime

  • Blink will be with me discussing the Morgan Dana Harrington case and the Hannah Graham case and how the two are connected

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7 Year Old Lilleona “Lilly” Rose Badtke Missing Since 10/13/14 in Sheboygan, WI (Update: Missing Girl Found Safe)

7 year old Lilleona Rose Badtke has been missing since Monday, October 13, 2014 in Sheboygan, Wisconsen.  Lilly was last seen on Monday afternoon around 3:15 pm going west on Georgia Avenue from Ninth Street. According to police, Lilleona Badtke and her sibling parted ways, and the girl was last seen walking west on Georgia Avenue near 9th Street on what would be her normal route home. The missing 7 year old was last believed  to be wearing jeans, a black T-shirt with monkeys on it and a pink, white and black plaid jacket and she was carrying a Tinkerbell backpack.

Facebook page: Searching for Lilly

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The girl’s stepmother said Lilly was walking home from school with her sister. She said the sister looked away and when she turned back around, Lilly was gone.

She was believed to be wearing jeans, a black T-shirt with monkeys on it and a pink, white and black plaid jacket. She was carrying a Tinkerbell backpack.

Volunteers have been gathering all night at Topper’s Pizza near 8th and Erie to search for the girl.  A map has been posted on the wall and people are marking off areas that have been searched.

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Pic – Facebook: Searching for Lilly

UPDATE I: Police Searching for Missing 7-Year-Old Girl.

Community members have gathered at the Topper’s Pizza restaurant, which is serving as a headquarters for the search. A large pizza delivery map is being used to help plot out the search areas.  Searchers are being sent out in small groups to comb the neighborhood and wooded areas.

“At this point the map is actually a delivery map for Topper’s, so it’s got the quadrants, so it’s helping us quite a bit being able to divide the groups up between 4 and 6 people,” said organizer and family friend Melissa Toch.

About 80 to 100 community members have joined the search effort, and more are expected to join during the daylight. People are handing out fliers with Lilleona’s photo and information on the little girl.

Lilleona’s stepmother says she is thankful for the community’s outpouring of support. Tina Badtke says they are staying in contact with police during the search.

“We are in contact with the police, and we let them know what’s going on, if we find anything suspicious, anything like that,” said Tina Badtke.

UPDATE II: Missing 7 Year Old Lilly Found Safe!!!

Sheboygan police confirmed at 7:50 a.m. that Lilly has been found safe. We will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.

Anyone with information on Lilleona’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sheboygan Police Department at 920-459-3333.

UPDATE III: Missing girl found safe after nighttime search.

This is a bit bizarre. The 7 year old spent the night at a classmate’s house but no adult in that home called this girl’s parents to tell them as such?

The 7-year-old girl who went missing Monday afternoon was found when she showed up for school Tuesday morning.

Lilleona Rose Badtke was found safe and sound at Longfellow Elementary School after apparently having spent the night at a classmate’s home, according to information released by the Sheboygan Police Department.

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