New Zealand Military Plane Spots Possible Remains of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Could they finally have found missing Malaysia Flight 370?

It might just be the break that searchers have been looking for, have they finally found the needle in the middle of the Indian ocean? A crew on board a New Zealand military plane has spotted several objects in the Indian Ocean west of Perth. The sightings would need confirmation by ship, which is not expected until Saturday, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

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17: 15 pm: New Zealand military plane spots ‘objects’ in Indian Ocean

Crew on board a New Zealand military plane has spotted several objects in the Indian Ocean west of Perth, reports BBC. Surveillance ships will likely reach the area by Saturday.

15: 45 pm: Our priority is to get to the debris sighted by satellites: Hussein

Malaysia Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the focus right now is to reach the debris sighted by the satellites so that it can be identified if the debris sighted is of MH370 or not.

He also said that Malaysia will follow all possible ways to find the ‘black box’ of the missing plane.

16 Year Old Christopher Smithburg Missing Since 3/27/14 in Williamson County, Nolensville, TN (Update: Teen Found, Mother Charged With one Count of Aggravated Child Abuse & Aggravated Child Neglect or Endangerment)

16 year old Christopher Smithburg has been missing since March 27, 2014 in Williamson County, Tennessee. Smithburg was last seen around noon Thursday at his home on Rocky Fork Road in the Nolensville, TN (MAP). According to police, Christopher Smithburg is home-schooled at his residence on Rock Fork Road. The search for the missing teen is being concentrated in the area of Rocky Fork road and Rocky Springs road. This area is near the Williamson country, Smyrna line.

The missing teen’s family told authorities Christopher was doing chores when he went missing.  The Sheriff’s Department was notified around 3 p.m. that Christopher Smithburg was missing.

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Christopher Smithburg, 16, was last seen around noon Thursday at his home on Rocky Fork Road in the Nolensville area.

Christopher is 5’4″ and 110 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a tan Carhart jacket, jeans and boots.

VIDEO: FOX17 – Nashville

UPDATE I: Search To Resume For Missing 16 Year Old Christopher Smithburg In Williamson County.

The search will resume Friday morning for a 16-year-old boy that was reported missing in Williamson County.

Officials with the Emergency Management said they suspended the search at midnight for Christopher Smithburg, but will begin searching for him again once it’s light outside.

UPDATE II: Search for Nolensville teen Continues.

On Friday, officials conducted a second day of ground searches for the teenager in the area immediately surrounding his family’s farm, said sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sharon Puckett. Authorities from Williamson, Rutherford and Maury counties helped with the search along with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

“We’re using people trained in the specific type of search because it’s a limited area,” Puckett said.

UPDATE III: Christopher Smithburg Found, Missing teen’s mother arrested for child abuse.

During the course of the investigation, agents became aware of an incident in the family’s home, just before Christopher’s disappearance, that led agents to arrest and charge Smithburg, 52, with one count of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment.

The search for the missing teenager ended Tuesday. Smithburg was located around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday night in the Smyrna area. Reports from the emergency responders that found him indicate he was located unharmed. He was listed as a “runaway” at the time.

If anyone has any information regarding  Christopher Smithburg, please contact the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-790-5550.

17 Year Old Leila Anne Khalil Missing Since 3/24/14 in Bethesda, MD

17 year old Leila Anne Khalil has been missing since March 24, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland. Leila Anne Khalil, of the 4000 block of Broad Brook Drive in Bethesda, was last seen on Monday, March 24. According to her family, Leila reportedly frequents the Kensington and Bethesda areas and is very familiar with public transportation. They are also concerned because she has a health condition that needs to be monitored. She has not been heard from since she went missing.

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 Leila Anne Khalil-  Pic: Montgomery County Police

Police said Leila Anne Khalil is described as a white female, approximately 5’04″ tall, and weighs around 130 pounds. She has brown eyes, and long brown hair. She is in Kensington and Bethesda areas a lot and is familiar with the public transportation authorities said.

Her family has not heard from her since she went missing on Monday, police said.

Family, friends and police are concerned for Leila’s welfare because of her age and because she has a health condition that needs to be monitored.

If you have any information about where Leila Khalil could be, please contact the Montgomery County Police- Family Crimes Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-800.

Posted March 27, 2014 by
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14 Year Old Maya Deja Alvarez Missing Since 3/24/14 in Sierra Vista, CA … Believed to be Runaway

14 year old Maya Deja Alvarez has been missing since Monday, March 24, 2014 in  Sierra Vista, California. The missing teen was last seen at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 1,000 block of South Lenzner Avenue in Sierra Vista.  According to Cpl. Scott Borgstadt, the public information officer for the Sierra Vista Police Department, she was dropped off at Joyce Clark Middle School but never went to class. Maya Deja Alvarez was last seen wearing a black and blue shirt with blue jeans, a white scarf and light-blue Converse shoes.

The police are asking for the public’s help to find Maya Deja Alvarez.

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Cpl. Scott Borgstadt with the Sierra Vista Police Department says 14-year-old Maya Deja Alvarez was last seen at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 1,000 block of South Lenzner Avenue in Sierra Vista.

She was wearing a black and blue shirt with blue jeans, a white scarf and light-blue Converse shoes.

She has brown hair and hazel eyes and she is approximately 4-feet-11-inches-tall, weighing around 100 pounds.

If you see Maya or have any information about her whereabouts, please call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.

Posted March 26, 2014 by
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8 Year Old Relisha Rudd Missing Since 2/26/14 in Washington, DC … Amber Alert Issued (Update: 51 Year Old Kahlil Malik Tatum Wanted in Andrea Denise Tatum’s Murder)(Update: DC Police: “We cannot ignore the possibility that he may have killed her.”)(Update: Dive Teams Search Waters of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens)

An AMBER ALERT was issued for Relisha Rudd on March 8, 2014; however, 8 year old Relisha Rudd has been missing since February 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. She was last seen Feb. 26 at the D.C. Shelter for Families on the grounds of the old D.C. General Hospital in Southeast. Relisha is believed to be in the company of Kahlil Tatum, who works as a janitor at the shelter. According to the Relisha’s mother’s fiance, Antonio Wheeler, the mom gave permission to Khalil Tatum, a janitor at the shelter, to take her daughter. Relisha had been missing since late February, but here disappearance was only brought to the attention of police on Wednesday when officials with D.C. Public Schools realized she hadn’t been showing up for class. Better late than never, I guess. Relisha is described as a black female, standing 4 feet tall and weighing between 70 and 80 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and a medium complexion.

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Police were searching a homeless shelter next to a Washington, D.C., jail Thursday after missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd’s mother was taken away.

The mother’s fiance said the woman gave permission to Khalil Tatum, a janitor at the shelter, to take her daughter.

“She said she is at Mr. Tatum’s house she’s good,” said Antonio Wheeler, fiance. “I seen Mr. Tatum today and he said he would bring my daughter back.”

Wheeler said he asked Tatum again later.

“I asked him, he said, ‘She is my house… would bring her back when I get off work today,’” Wheeler said.

That never happened, Wheeler said.

Authorities released surveillance footage of Tatum and Relisha taken on Feb. 26 at the Holiday Inn Express located at 1917 Bladensburg Road in Northeast D.C.

The search for Kahlil Tatum led to the Red Roof Inn in Oxon Hill. Upon further room to room searches at the hotel, the body of 51 year old Andrea Denise Tatum, the wife of  Kahlil Malik Tatum, was found dead. An arrest warrant has been issued for Kahil Tatum for the murder of his wife. The police believe Relisha Rudd is traveling with Kahlil Tatum, who may be armed and dangerous, either on foot or in a different vehicle.

Since Relisha Rudd has disappeared and the events that followed, according to Shamika Young, the mother of missing Relisha, DC Child and Family Services have taken custody of her other children three children, ages 7, 5 and 4.

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Left to Right, Relisha Rudd, Kahlil Tatum. (Metropolitan Police Department)

A man has been charged with killing his wife and may be traveling with an 8-year-old D.C. girl who has been missing for more than three weeks, authorities said.

Prince George’s County Police have obtained an arrest warrant charging Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, of Southeast Washington with murder in the death of his wife, Andrea Denise Tatum, the police department said in a news release.

The body of Andrea Tatum, 51, was found Thursday in a motel room in Oxon Hill, where Prince George’s County officers had gone to assist the Metropolitan Police Department in its search for Relisha Tenau Rudd, who was reporting missing earlier in the week.

UPDATE I: Truck linked to missing Relisha Rudd found in Maryland. (VIDEO)

Police say a truck sought as part of the search for a Washington, D.C., girl has been found in Maryland, but police are still looking for the girl.

Prince George’s County Police said Friday that the unoccupied truck described in an Amber Alert seeking 8-year-old Relisha Rudd was found parked in Chapel Oaks.

UPDATE II: Search for missing Relisha Rudd intensifies to area of area of Kenilworth Park. … Kahlil Malik Tatum May Have Killed Relisha Rudd.

“We’re not making any assumptions, but I think it’d be prudent for us at this time to make sure we’ve searched – and this is a very large area – searched this area very well,” said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier. “We cannot ignore the possibility that he may have killed her.”

The search of the aquatic gardens area of Kenilworth Park was prompted by evidence the man, identified as Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, spent time there after the last credible sighting of Relisha Tenau Rudd, 8, on March 1.

“On March 2, we know that Mr. Tatum purchased, among other items, a carton of black, 42 gallon, self-tie contractor trash bags within the District of Columbia,” Lanier said at a news conference near the search area. “Not long after that purchase, Mr. Tatum was in the area of the aquatic gardens for a period of time.”

UPDATE III: Dive Teams Search the Waters of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.

D.C. police spokesman Hugh Carew said dive teams were searching the Anacostia River in the 700-acre park in Northeast Washington, DC.

The search for missing 8-year-old girl Relisha Rudd resumed Saturday, with dive teams continuing to sift through the waters of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for possible remains.

The search for Relisha, last seen alive on March 1, enters day three at the heavily wooded park in Northeast Washington.

It began with a foot search Thursday, after authorities discovered Kahlil Malik Tatum, the man suspected of abducting Relisha, spent more than two hours in that area shortly after purchasing a number of 42-gallon contractor style garbage bags, a shovel and lime on March 2.

Police ask anyone with information on Relisha’s whereabouts to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, the Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.

Washington State Mudslide Near Oso Kills 3; Searchers Now Looking for the Missing & Survivors (Update: At Least 10 People Unaccounted For)(Update: Death Toll Rises to 8)(Update: Sadly Death Toll Now at 24, Up to 176 Missing)

Following a massive mudslide that came down on their homes in Washington state, near Oso, three people died Saturday and at least 12 people, including a six-month-old baby, were were hurt. Three people were also in critical condition in the hospital. At least 6 homes have been lost and 3 people have been killed to date. Responders in Snohomish County to the mudslide called it the worst slide, the worst natural disaster, they’ve seen in decades. People have been asked to evacuate the area. Many are heeding the warnings and evacuating themselves and their animals; however, some are staying behind.

VIDEO – KING5

The slide cut off the city of Darrington and dammed up the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, causing the water to pool behind the dam.

First responders in Snohomish County called it the worst slide, the worst natural disaster, they’ve seen in decades.

“Think back to what Mount St. Helens and Toutle River looked like — and that’s what we’re looking at,” said Rodney Rochon of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The National Weather Service said the river level dropped from 3.1 feet to 0.9 feet in the hour after the slide occurred, confirming the river was blocked by the slide.

Alert – Flooding expected after OSO Mudslide.

Sheriff;s office requested this Alert will update again in AM. We are lifting evacuation order during DAYLIGHT hours. You can go home, but be ready to leave. Will likely reissue evacuation order tonight.

Snohomish County Emergency Information

UPDATE I: Rescue workers looking for survivors can hear the screams and cries for help of those missing and trapped.

After hearing voices pleading for help, rescuers were conducting an overnight search for survivors from a massive mudslide in Washington state that killed at least three people and forced evacuations because of fears of severe flooding.

The slide of mud, trees and rocks happened about 11 Saturday morning. Several people – including an infant – were critically injured and at least six houses were destroyed.

Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said at a news briefing late Saturday that searchers weren’t giving up on finding more people alive.

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Map – Seattle Times

UPDATE II: CNN – SUNDAY Update: … ‘At least 10 people are unaccounted for’.

At least 10 people are unaccounted for after a landslide north of Seattle that’s already blamed for three deaths, a spokesman for Washington’s governor said Sunday.

At least six houses were destroyed in the landslide and possibly 16 were damaged, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported. Seven adults and a 6-month-old boy were rescued and sent to local hospitals, deputies said. But David Postman, a spokesman for Gov. Jay Inslee, said the whereabouts of at least 10 people were unknown Sunday morning.

 UPDATE II: Death toll rises to 8 in Wash. mudslide.

Eight people are now confirmed dead after a massive landslide slammed into homes Saturday near Oso, Wash., authorities said Sunday.

Snohomish County sheriff’s Lt. Rob Palmer said four more bodies were discovered late Sunday. Earlier in the day, authorities said one body had been found on the debris field. Three people were confirmed dead Saturday. Tod Gates, incident commander for the Northwest Washington Incident Management Team, also announced the new death toll at a community meeting Sunday.

More people still were missing, and authorities said the number was “fluid.” Earlier Sunday, they said there were at least 18 people missing, but that was before the additional bodies were discovered.

UPDATE III: Unofficial death toll rises to 24.

Washington state officials say crews have recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight in the debris of a massive landslide, bringing the likely death toll to 24 amid diminishing hope of finding survivors as the search enters its fifth day.

Two more fatalities were recovered Tuesday and another eight found but not yet recovered, in addition to the 14 deaths already reported, according to Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots.

The mudslide, which struck the town of Oso on Saturday morning, also resulted in as many as 176 missing person reports, but officials said they could not tell how many were duplicates. Authorities are keeping the official toll at 16 until the eight other bodies are recovered.

18 Year Old Bahia Bisharat Missing Since 3/19/14 at St. Charles Community College in Dardenne Prairie, MO (Update: Found Safe)

18 year old Bahia Bisharat has been missing since Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in St. Charles County, Missouri. Bahia Bisharat was last St. Charles Community College satellite campus in Dardenne Prairie where she is a nursing student. Bahia is described as 5’10”, 140 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. The college student’s vehicle was found in the college parking lot, doors unlocked, keys still in the ignition and a crumpled up note inside the car that, “Good bye.”

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Bahia Bisharat

St. Charles County police are searching for a St. Peters teen who went missing March 19.

Bahia Bisharat, 18, was last seen at the St. Charles Community College satellite campus in Dardenne Prairie.

Her vehicle was found in the college parking lot, doors unlocked, keys still in the ignition.

Crumpled up inside the vehicle was a note that read, “Good bye,” said St. Charles County Corporal Scott Stricker March 22

If you have any information, please call 911 or 314-326-6393.

UPDATE I: 19 Year Old Bahia Bisharat, who disappeared last month, has been found safe.

Bahia Bisharat, a 19-year-old nursing student who disappeared last month, has been found and is safe, police said Monday.

Over the weekend, detectives with the St. Charles County Cyber Crime unit contacted Bisharat via a video link over the internet. They found her after locating a screen name that Bisharat had been using.

“We have established with 100 percent confidence that Bisharat left of her own accord, and her physical well-being is not in question,” said Sheirff’s Lt. Dave Tiefenbrunn.

AMBER ALERT Issued for 11 Year Old Lucas Ezra Silas Guin Considered in “Extreme Danger” Missing Since 3/20/14 in Lebanon, Virginia … Abducted by 67 Year Old Father, Jimmy Donald Guin (Update: Boy Found Safe, Jimmy Donald Guinn Arrested)

An AMBER ALERT for a Russell County, VA abduction has been issued for 11 year old Lucas Ezra Silas Guin who has been missing since Thursday, March 20, 2014. Lucas Ezra Silas Guin is considered to be in “extreme danger” and was believed to have been abducted by 67 year old Jimmy Donald Guin. The missing 11 year old Virginia boy was last seen at Lebanon Middle School in Lebanon, Virginia Thursday morning wearing a red and black shirt and blue jeans, according to authorities. Police say they may be traveling in a 2004 purple Freightliner tractor with the Virginia license plate 78471PY. Police also believe they could be headed northbound towards West Virginia or Ohio.

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Lucas Ezra Silas Guin

Missing 11-year-old Lucas Ezra Silas Guin is described as having brown hair and brown eyes. He’s 4-foot-8 and 84 pounds.

Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn was last seen at Lebanon Middle School Thursday morning wearing a red and black shirt and blue jeans, according to authorities.

Virginia State Police believe the boy may have been abducted by Jimmy Donald Guinn, 67, in a 2004 tractor freightliner. The purple truck, whose company name is “Snowbird Trucking,” has a Virginia tag of 78471PY.

Authorities believe the vehicle may have since been swapped out for a large burgundy diesel pickup truck

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Jimmy Donald Guin

Jimmy Donald Guin, 67, is described as 5-foot-11 and 235 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown, partially gray hair. He may be driving a 2004 purple tractor freightline or burgundy diesel pickup truck.

Virginia AMBER ALERT

JIMMY DONALD GUINN
WHITE male, 5 feet 11 inches, 235 Lbs, BROWN/PARTIALLY GRAY hair, BLUE eyes. SUSPECT MAY BE HEADED TOWARDS OHIO, WEST VIRGINIA, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, SCOTSDALE, ARIZONA, OR SURPRISE, ARIZONA

May be traveling in a 2004 TRACTOR FREIGHTLINER , PURPLE , Virginia tag 78471PY. UNKNOWN (POSSIBLY NORTHBOUND TOWARDS WEST VIRGINIA OR OHIO).
P.S. NAME OF COMPANY ON TRUCK IS SNOWBIRD TRUCKING. MIGHT HAVE POSSIBLY ABANDONED THE FREIGHTLINER TRUCK AND COULD BE IN A LARGE STYLE BURGUNDY PICKUP DIESEL TRUCK.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Russell County Sheriff’s Office at 276-889-8033, Virginia State Police at 800-822-4453, (1-800-VACHILD) or call 911.

UPDATE I: 11-Year-Old Va. Boy Found Safe, Amber Alert Cancelled.

An Amber Alert for 11-year-old Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn has been cancelled after police found the boy unharmed during a traffic stop in southwest Virginia.

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