AMBER Alert Issued For 4 Year Old Mia Olarte Missing Since 6/8/15 in the Bronx, NY (Taken by 48 Year Old Dora Olarte During Custodial Visit)(Update: Child Found Safe)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 4 year old Mia Olarte missing since Monday, June 8, 2015 in the Bronx New York. Police say the mother, Dora Olarte, walked off with Mia around 5 p.m. Monday during a supervised visit at a foster care center.  The four-year-old Bronx girl is reported to have Down syndrome. Currently, the biological mother does not have custody of the child, who presently lives with a foster family.  The mother has a mental health history and prior allegations of abuse.

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Mia Olarte was last seen around 4:50 p.m. Monday with her mother during a supervised visit at a foster care center on Brown Place, police said.

Her mother, 48-year-old Dora Olarte, then left the location with her daughter, police said. Dora Olarte does not have custody of the child, who currently lives with a foster family, police said.

Detectives say the little girl has Down Syndrome and requires medication. Her mother has a history of mental health issues and there are allegations of abuse, authorities said.


Mia is 2’1? tall and weighs 48 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and grey pants.

Dora Estella Olarte is a Hispanic female, 5’4? tall, weighs 140 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information should call 911, or 866-NYS-AMBER. Or you can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

UPDATE I: AMBER Alert Canceled After 5-Year-Old Bronx Girl Found Safe.

A 5-year-old girl who had been missing from the Bronx has been found safe, and now her mother is facing charges.

Police canceled an AMBER Alert that was issued for Mia Olarte after police said she was taken by her biological mother, who does not have custody of the child.

The little girl was found in Corona, Queens Tuesday morning and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital for an evaluation. Police said her mother, 48-year-old Dora Olarte, was also located.

49 Year Old Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther Missing Since 6/2/15 in Salisbury, NC … Disappeared Before a Scheduled C-Section Delivery Date (Update: Pregnant Woman Found Safe in Boone, NC)

49 year old Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther has been missing since Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in Salisbury, NC. The pregnant North Carolina woman was last seen by her daughter on the morning she was scheduled to have a c-section delivery. According to her daughter, Lauren Lusk, on Tuesday morning, her mother told Lusk to go fill up the car with gas before they set off for the 40 minutes to Charlotte for her delivery. However, when Lusk returned her mother was gone, the lights in the house were off, the door was unlocked and her mother’s car was also missing. The daughter went on to say that her mother’s makeup and purse were still in the house after she vanished, but her wallet and cellphone were gone.

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A pregnant North Carolina woman vanished the morning she was supposed to deliver her baby, stumping worried family members who are frantically searching for her.

Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, 49, disappeared at about 5 a.m. ET Tuesday morning from her Salisbury, North Carolina, home, an hour before a scheduled C-section, said her daughter, Lauren Lusk.

Lusk, 26, told NBC News that she had spent the weekend with her mom, helping her prepare for the birth of the baby. On Tuesday morning, Bradshaw-Crowther told Lusk to go fill up the car with gas before they set off for the 40 minutes to Charlotte for her delivery.

“When I got back, she was gone. The lights in the house were off, the door was unlocked,” Lusk said.

Bradshaw-Crowther’s car was also missing. Lusk called the hospital where she was supposed to deliver and police checked other local hospitals. She wasn’t at any of them.

Lusk said one call was made from Bradshaw-Crowther’s cellphone 20 minutes after she went missing, six blocks from the house. She was spotted at a gas station in Statesville, about 25 miles from Salisbury, and stayed in a hotel there the night she went missing, Lusk said.

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Click HERE or on pic to watch VIDEO via WSOC-TV – Channel 9

UPDATE I: Salisbury police still searching for missing pregnant woman.

Police said Crowther could be traveling in a champagne-colored 2001 Mazda MPV. The van has a Kansas tag number: QKP711.

“The longer she was gone … it was 6 and we were supposed to be at the hospital. That’s when I knew there was something to worry about,” Lusk said.

Police confirm that Crowther was last seen at a convenience store in Statesville. During a Channel 9 interview with Lusk on Friday, one of the investigators showed up at the home to get written statements.

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Police confirm that Crowther was last seen at a convenience store in Statesville.

For more updates, read others comments and opinions and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther.

Anyone with  information on Bradshaw-Crowther’s whereabouts is asked contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

UPDATE I: Missing pregnant woman found in Boone.

Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, the missing pregnant woman from Salisbury, has been found in Boone, according to Watauga County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the woman used an ATM card Monday at a CVS in Boone. Officials found her at a gas station a short time later.

The search intensified Monday afternoon after her ATM card was used at a nearby CVS.

The deputy who found her told Faherty he was glad he could help both the family and Salisbury police.

When a deputy approached her she said, “I am Carrie.”

One Year Old Leaona Wright Missing Since 6/6/15 in Pendleton, SC (Update: Search of Waste Management of South Carolina’s Pendleton Transfer Station)(Update: Bizarre 911 Call)

A one year old Leaona Wright has been missing since Saturday morning, June 6, 2015 in Pendleton, South Carolina. The one year old little girl is about 29 pounds and was last seen wearing a long white T-shirt. Anderson County deputies told media outlets that the toddler’s mother, Kiara Sullivan, discovered her daughter gone Saturday morning. Investigators say the girl’s older sister may have opened a door and the toddler walked out and away from the Apartment building A of Edgewood Square Apartments.  The boyfriend of Leona’s mother, Travis Jones (pic), was taken into custody on Saturday morning for an outstanding bench warrant unrelated to the case. The mother was not home at the time the one year old went missing. The boyfriend was watching the child at the time of the disappearance. The police searched 2 miles in every direction of the Edgewood Square Apartments with deputies, dogs and search crews from multiple jurisdictions to no avail.

It has not been determined yet whether foul play has been involved.

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Leona was reported missing from the apartment complex on Saturday morning. More than 200 deputies, firefighters and other emergency personnel from Anderson and Oconee counties spent more than five hours searching a 2-mile radius around the complex without finding the child. Reverse 911 calls also were made to residents living within 2 miles of the apartments.

The child’s mother, Kiara Sullivan, told the Independent Mail that Leona was missing when she and her boyfriend woke up at 9:25 a.m. Saturday — three hours after she had last checked on the toddler. Sullivan said her boyfriend, Travis Jones, told her he saw Leona’s 3-year-old sister, A’riel, standing in an open door at the apartment. Authorities said Leona may have walked or crawled through the door that her sister opened.

Deputies arrested Jones on Saturday on a 2013 warrant for failing to appear after release on a misdemeanor charge. Skipper said the warrant stemmed from a family court case that may have involved unpaid child support. Jones is being held without bail at the Anderson County Detention Center, jail records show.

No charges have been filed in connection with Leona’s disappearance.

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Click on pic to watch VIDEO via FOX Carolina

UPDATE I: Investigators sift through trash in search for missing 1-year-old.

Sheriff’s officials investigating the disappearance of a 1-year-old girl spent Sunday morning sifting through trash from the apartment complex where the child was last seen.

Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper said he and about a dozen of his investigators failed to find anything at Waste Management of South Carolina’s Pendleton Transfer Station related to Saturday’s disappearance of Leona Wright.

A garbage truck brought the contents of a dumpster at the Edgewood Square apartment complex to the transfer station on Saturday, said Skipper, who was wearing overalls and a holding a hoe. His face glistened with sweat.

UPDATE II: Investigation continues into disappearance of Pendleton infant Continues Sunday.

The investigation into the disappearance of one-year-old Leona Wright in Pendleton continued Sunday.

Deputies are looking for Leona two miles in all directions of Cherry Street after she was reported missing around 10 a.m. on June 6. She is described as a black female, weighing 29 pounds and was last seen wearing a white sleeper t-shirt.

Lt. Josh Payne said witnesses told deputies an unsecured door to the family’s residence was left open by a 3-year-old child and Leona may have crawled away. Apartment building A of Edgewood Square Apartments was taped off on Saturday.

K-9 officers and aviation responded to the scene to aid in the search. Deputies said they are still investigating whether or not foul play is involved.

Officials from the following agencies also assisted in the search: The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Anderson County Fire, Oconee County Emergency Services and Technical Rescue, Zion Fire Department, Belton Fire Department, Pendleton Fire Department and EMS, CERT and Mounted Search and Rescue, Sandy Springs Fire Department, the American Red Cross and MedShore EMS.

UPDATE III: 911 Call for Missing One Year Old Pendleton, SC.

Click HERE to listen t 911 call.

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.

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 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.

 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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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.

UPDATE II: 25 Year Old Demetrius Richardson Charged with  One Count of Rape.

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.

12 Year Old Tristan Paul Green Missing Since 6/4/15 from Neptune Beach, FL (Update: Found Safe)

12 year old Tristan Paul Green has been missing since June 4, 2015 from Neptune Beach, Florida. The 6th grader was last seen at 4:15 p.m on Thursday at the Fletcher Middle School. The Duval County School Board Police Department, Jacksonville Beach Police Department, Neptune Beach Police Department, and Atlantic Beach Police Department are all assisting with the search. Tristan Paul Green was last seen wearing blue jean pants, black colored shirt with a Hurley logo with a soft cast on his left arm.

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Missing: Tristan Paul Green

If any one has any information regarding Tristan Paul Green, please contact the Duval County School Board Police Department (904) 855-3319.  You can also provide an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-TIPS.

UPDATE I: Missing Fletcher Middle School student found safe.

Missoula, MT Police, Issue Advisory for Missing 6 Year Old Callen Cassidy-Robinson & 1 Year Old Sula Cassidy-Robinson Last seen in Twin Falls, Idaho (Update: Children Found Safe in Utah)

Missoula, Montana Police have issued a MEPA, Missing/Endangered Person Advisory, for two missing children, 6 year old Callen Cassidy-Robinson and 1 year old Sula Cassidy-Robinson. The children are believed to be in danger and were taken by their non-custodial mother Heather Lynn Cassidy.  Investigators state that Callen Cassidy-Robinson and Sula Cassidy-Robinson were last seen in Twin Falls on May 3, 2015. They are believed to be traveling in a silver 2001 PT Cruiser with Montana plates BFC602.


MISSING: 6 Year Old Callen Cassidy-Robinson (left) & 1 Year Old Sula Cassidy-Robinson (right)

The MEPA poster can be seen HERE.

The Missoula Police Department requested the MEPA for Callen Cassidy-Robinson (6-year old boy) and Sula Cassidy-Robinson (1-year old girl).

The children are believed to be in danger and were taken by their non-custodial mother Heather Lynn Cassidy.

Cassidy is a white woman, 6′ tall, about 140 pounds, with red hair and hazel eyes.

They were last seen in Twin Falls, Idaho, on May 3, 2015 in a silver 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser with Montana license plate BFC602.


If you have information on their whereabouts, you’re asked to call the Missoula Police Department at 406-552-6300, or your local law-enforcement agency.

UPDATE I:  Missing Missoula children found safe in Utah.

The alert for two missing and endangered children out of Missoula has been canceled.

Authorities say Callen Cassidy Robinson, 6, and Sula Cassidy Robinson, 1, have been found in the Salt Lake City area and are doing fine.

The car involved in the incident was located in Twin Falls, Idaho on Friday morning.

The alert was issued Thursday evening by Missoula police. The children’s non-custodial mother – Heather Lynn Cassidy – is accused of taking the kids.

Officials have not said if the mother was located.

57 Year Old Linda McLaughlin Missing Since 6/1/15 in Sunset Hills, MO

57 year old Linda McLaughlin has been missing since Monday, June 1, 2015 in Sunset Hills, Missouri. McLaughlin was last seen Monday night at about 7 PM by friends. Linda McLaughlin lives in the 9100 block of Meadowglen Lane. Her friends reported her missing on Tuesday. Police suspect foul play. According to court documents, McLaughlin and her estranged husband are in the midst of divorce proceedings after 35 years of marriage and were due in Court for a settlement hearing on Thursday, June 4. McLaughlin filed for divorce in December.

Linda McLaughlin

Now, Sunset Hills Police have turned the case over to the St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons Unit. St. Louis County Police say this case is different from most missing person cases they handle because McLaughlin is described as a very reliable person. Friends and family tell police it is highly unusual for her not to be in contact with them.

Police say McLaughlin’s phone is off and her vehicle is missing. It is described as a brown 2008 Buick Enclave with Missouri license plates: KA9-L4R.

According to court documents, McLaughlin and her husband are in the midst of divorce proceedings. They are due in court for a settlement hearing Thursday morning.

UPDATE I: Family pleads for information on missing Sunset Hills woman.

St. Louis County Police are searching for a missing Sunset Hills woman and her family is pleading for help. Police were contacted about 57-year-old Linda McLaughlin Tuesday morning. She wasn’t home when she was supposed to take care of her grandchildren.  Police said family members told them this was totally out of character for the woman.  Her oldest son John McLaughlin said, “We’re just asking anybody if they have information about my mom and come out and provide any information you may have.”

The couple has a business in Fenton; it’s a hoist and crane company.  A web site indicates that Linda McLaughlin is the owner of the company and her husband john is general manager.

If anyone has any information about McLaughlin’s whereabouts, please call the St. Louis County Police Department at (314) 889-2341.

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36 Year Old Davina Marie Rasa Missing Since 5/24/15 in Hopatcong, NJ (Update: Parents Say Their Daughter Found Safe)

36 year old Davina Marie Rasa has been missing since May 24, 2015 in Hopatcong, New Jersey.  According to Wayne Police Capt. Laurence Martin, Davina Marie Rasa was last seen by her roommate in Hopatcong on May 24 and has been reported missing by her parents. Her credit cards were last used in Lima, Ohio and at a Quality Inn Suites in Columbus, Ohio on May 25.

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Missing: Davina Marie Rasa -pic via Wayne Police Department

Rasa, who is 5’7 and weighs 275 pounds, has red/auburn hair and a 2-inch scar on her throat from surgery, Martin said.

Authorities said she drives a silver 2011 Nissan Juke with the license plate L60DCC and her last known credit card activity occurred on May 25 in Lima, Ohio and at a Quality Inn Suites in Columbus, Ohio.

If anyone has any information or can help authorities locate Rasa is asked to contact Wayne Police Detective Dennis Ferray at 973-633-3535 or the Hopatcong Police Department at 973-398-3535

UPDATE I: On Facebook, Parents Say their Daughter has Been Found.

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It is important that we let everyone know that we have located our daughter Davina tonight. She is safe! Our family Thanks You for all of the help and prayers in finding her …. Especially Jim Wood,Vinnie Keogh,Wayne PD:Detectives Ferray, Clark, Malenich, Lt.Daly,Lake Hopatcong Detectives,Woodland Park Chief Gallietti, Paterson police Jerry Speziale and the D’Arco family. As well as all of Davina’s friends and family who made phone calls sent messages and helped get the word out. In this day and age it is important to acknowledge the effort that was put in on my families behalf. We sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts, from our family to yours. David & Diane Rasa

10 Years Later: Searching in Aruba for Natalee Holloway … The Search of the Aruba Landfill in 2005 for Missing Natalee Holloway (PICS)


On July 23, 2005 Scared Monkeys conducted an interactive, town hall style  on-line interview with Tim Miller of Texas Equusearch, the non-profit search team that had been searching for Natalee Holloway in Aruba since she had gone missing on May 30, 2005.  Texas Equusearch had been flooded with emails of encouragement and tips from the many followers and readers at Scared Monkeys that Tim granted the interview. Interactive web interviews are commonplace today, needless to say they were not in 2005 and the logistics to make it happen was nothing short of a miracle. Following the interview as I thanked Tim Miller on the phone and for TES’s great work in their search for Natalee Holloway, Mr. Miller did an amazing thing … he asked if I wanted to go to Aruba and help search for Natalee. Once we cleared up some logistics and made sure that we could pay for the ticket to Aruba ourselves so not to impose on TES or have them divert any funds from the search on our account, we let it be known that Red was going to Aruba to search with Texas Equusearch.


Returning to Aruba, a place where my family had vacationed since the 1970′s, long before the many high-rise hotels and wining vacations there on game shows. Aruba, a place where I got to know so many families, who treated us as one of their own and a place where I had even dated an Aruban girl, who’s family was pretty well connected. Talk about your long distance relationship, before the days of social media and Facetime or Skype. A place where I hung out with more locals than tourists. Aruba, a place where I lived and worked as well. Now I was going back to help find Natalee Holloway.

I have to admit i was not sure what I was getting into and was not sure which searches I would be doing, land, water, both? I had told Tim that I was going to be a member of the search team first and reporting on the story second. Little did I realize than just a couple days before going to Aruba that that I would be helping search in the Aruba landfill as The witness claimed he saw the men dumping the body on the afternoon of June 1. The following article discusses the landfill search on such a generic and antiseptic way. Let me just say it was far from that and maybe one of the most rewarding and disgusting thing I have ever done in my life.


Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

A volunteer group searching for Natalee Holloway dug through a landfill for a third day Sunday but found no clues, while the missing teen’s mother left Aruba for the first time since her daughter disappeared two months ago.

Crews equipped with trained dogs, a bulldozer and a tractor hoe dug 15 holes in a landfill where a witness claims he saw men dump and cover a female body two days after Holloway disappeared, said Robert Cook, spokesman for the volunteer Texas EquuSearch, which is coordinating the landfill effort.

Searches at the landfill Friday and Saturday also produced no sign of Holloway.


From July 30, 2005 … Red searched the landfill from 10 AM till 3 PM. He said it was one of the foulest and god awful smelling places he has ever been in. For three days we searched the landfill and for every hole that was dug to a certain level, some one then had to get into it to do a more fine search with rakes and shovels. The picture below taken by a digital camera, although it looks grainy. That would be because of the constant Aruba trade wind blowing all the sand and crap in the dump around.

During the landfill search, I not only searched for Natalee Holloway with the members of Texas Equusearch, I also was digging next to her dad, Dave Holloway. I thought to myself as we were digging in the worst filth and the most disgusting stench that I had ever experienced in my life, I so wanted to help this man and find his daughter. Then I thought to myself in the next second, it might not be the best thing to happen when he was present. It was one thing to take part in this search, another thing to find human remains in a landfill, but quite a different thing to have to see a grown man break down in uncontrollable tears and emotions if we actually found her. This was the roller-coaster of thoughts and emotions that took place ever day as we searched for Natalee Holloway.

This search will forever be seared in my mind, body and soul … as previously stated, one of the best and worst things I have ever done in my life.


Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

Unlike most landfills in America where those in charge can locate and track what was dumped where and when, Aruba had no such tracking system. Imagine that. Instead, we had to go by the witness as to what area of the landfill he thought he saw the vehicle and where the dump site was. All the while the witness covered his face for fear of being recognized and to prevent the foulness from getting into his nose and mouth. So how did we know how far down to dig or where to dig holes? At a certain point we got in the holes and looked that the daily news papers that were thrown away to see what date they were to find the date just before May 30, 2005. That was the methodology.


Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

And for every hole that was dug like the one above, when we got to what we thought was close enough to the correct proximity of time, some one had to get into the hole and comb throw it to see if we made needed to dig deeper or had to use a rake, shovel and your hands to search. That would be yours truly in the blue shirt in the hole.

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Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

And all the while Red and the members of Texas Equusearch were in the landfill in some of the most foul and hideous conditions trying to help Beth and Dave find their daughter on a witness tip we were following up on, the media was kicking their feet up from a distance trying to get a picture with their telephoto lenses.


Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

Or better yet, a close up of the media getting a sun tan while we are in the landfill busting our butts to get some closure for the Holloway/Twitty/Reynold’s family.

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3 Months Old Janna Rivera Missing Since 5/29/15 in Indianapolis, IN (Update: Authorities Don’t Believe the Baby is Alive, Baby Placed in Dumpster)

3 month old Janna Rivera has been missing since Friday, May 29, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The original 911 call was placed around 8 AM Friday from a woman saying the child was missing and could be dead. Authorities searched for the missing baby on Friday within a five mile radius of the 4100 block of Candy Apple Boulevard. Sadly, the police believe that the baby is dead.  WISH-TV8 is reporting that investigators questioned a person of interest in connection to the disappearance of Janna Rivera, but they said he is not cooperating. The police announced around 3:50 p.m. that the search had been suspended after a five mile radius had been combed through.

The father has been named a person of interest in the case.

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Rescuers spent eight hours searching for the baby within a five mile radius of the 4100 block of Candy Apple Boulevard.

Detectives cleared the scene Friday night after spending all day gathering evidence inside of the home where they believe Janna Rivera was last seen.

“We’re looking for a three-month-old child and that’s the utmost concern for us,” said officer Christopher Wilburn, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The search began when IMPD received a call from Janna Rivera’s mother early Friday morning. She told them that her daughter was missing and could be dead.

UPDATE I: A spokesperson for the police department Richard Riddle said, “At this point we’re three days out from the baby’s disappearance. Based upon that, we do not believe that baby Janna is still alive.”

IMPD Lt. Richard Riddle said that they believe the 3 month old baby is no longer alive and the father remains a person of interest, but no arrests have been made. The authorities believe the infant was placed in a dumpster on Friday.

Investigators continued their search Sunday morning at a landfill where 3-month-old Janna Rivera may have ended up after she was put into a dumpster on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the police department Richard Riddle said, “At this point we’re three days out from the baby’s disappearance. Based upon that, we do not believe that baby Janna is still alive.”

Riddle said her biological father has cooperated with the department and has led police to believe the body was put into the dumpster. He expects investigators to continue searching the landfill for hours.

UPDATE II: Indianapolis Police Search Landfill For Missing Infant.

Dozens of officers in white gear poked through the South Side Landfill on Sunday following a day of heavy rains searching for Janna Rivera. Her mother reported her missing from their home on the city’s northeast side Friday. Indianapolis police spokesman Lt. Richard Riddle says officers spent part of Saturday searching a trash transfer station, but found nothing.

Riddle says statements made by the child’s father have led investigators to believe the child died on Friday and her body was placed in a trash container.

Police look for Janna’s remains at “South Side Landfill”.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department moved their search for missing 3-month-old Janna Rivera to a landfill on the southwest side of Indianapolis Sunday morning, but they suspended the search around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Police were prompted to look for Janna’s remains at “South Side Landfill” after the baby’s biological father tipped police that she was placed in a dumpster on the city’s east side. “We believe that the baby was placed into a dumpster on the east side of Indianapolis on Friday morning,” said IMPD Lt. Richard Riddle. “That trash from the dumpster was transferred to a transfer station out in Mount Comfort. A search was done in Mount Comfort yesterday with negative results.”

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