33 Year Old Missing Jessica Padgett Has been Found Dead in Northampton County, PA … Stepfather Gregory Graf Charged with Murder
33 year old Jessica Padgett has been found deceased in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Padgett’s body was found buried behind a shed on the property where her step father, Gregory Graf and Jessica’s mother lives. 53 year old Gregory Graff has been arrested and charged with murdering his step daughter. According to police, Graf shot Jessica Padgett to death in what appears to be a sexual assault. District Attorney John Morganelli said Gregory Graf admitted he shot Padgett in his home and disposed of her body.
Jessica Padgett had been missing since Friday, November 21 when she was last seen her job at the Duck Duck Goose Child Care center on Canal Street in Northampton around noon. Graf is being held without bail. The DA is still considering whether he will try this as a death penalty case.
Jessica Padgett – Rest in Peace
Gregory Graf was arrested after police found Jessica Padgett’s body on his property in Northampton County. Padgett, a mother and day care worker, had been missing since Friday.
The motive for the slaying appears to be sexual assault, District Attorney John Morganelli said. He didn’t elaborate.
Police began focusing on the 53-year-old Graf after he gave inconsistent statements following Padgett’s disappearance, he said. Graf later gave a statement admitting he fatally shot her, Morganelli said.
Padgett’s body was found buried behind a shed on the property where Graf lives with Padgett’s mother. The couple operates a fence company at the site.
“During an interview with the investigators he [Graf] did admit that he intentionally and knowingly caused the death of the victim at his home,” Morganelli said, adding the crime may have been premeditated. Surveillance video shows a man prosecutors believe is Graf, dropping his truck off in the Dollar General parking lot Friday morning. Later in the day, Morganelli said Graf returned to the parking lot in Padgett’s SUV, parked it and drove off again in his truck.
51 year old Karen Ann Schroeder has been missing since Monday, November 24, 2014 in New Ulm, Minnesota. She was last seen leaving her home on foot on Monday and has not been seen or heard from since. The police are concerned for Schroeder’s welfare because of her health issues and the current cold weather. The police are asking neighbors and residents of New Ulm to check their property and out buildings where she might have sought shelter.
Karen Ann Schroeder
- Schroeder is described as 5-foot-four
- 108 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
- Her face is thinner than in the photo due to recent weight loss and she may have blemishes on her face.
- It is unknown what she was wearing or where she might have been headed.
Ms. Schroeder has health issues and the police are concerned for her welfare. They are asking people especially in New Ulm to check their property for any evidence of someone who was seeking shelter. She lives on the southside of New Ulm.
If anyone has seen or has any information regarding Karen Ann Schroeder, please contact the New Ulm Police Department at 507-233-6750 or call 911.
A Morgan Nick Amber Alert has been issued for 2 year old Malik Drummond. The toddler has been missing since Sunday night, November 23, 2014 in Searcy, Arkansas. Malik was last seen around 5:45 pm on Sunday at his home in the 700 block of West Park Avenue around 6:30 pm. Malik is considered autistic and appears to have walked away from his home. The level two alert was activated early Monday morning according to Arkansas State Police.
Malik is autistic, and was last seen in his bedroom around 5:45 p.m.
He’s described as 3 feet tall, 40 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and brown pants with stripes.
Anyone with information should call 911 or the Searcy Police Department at (501) 268-353.
Police, firefighters, neighbors, friends, and family members continue the search for missing 2-year-old Malik Drummond into the late night and early morning hours.
Police say the little boy walked away from his home on the 700 block of West Park Avenue around 6:30 Sunday night.
The FBI has joined in on the search for Malik Drummond, a 2-year-old boy who was been missing since Sunday night. Arkansas State Police issued a Morgan Nick Amber Alert on the night of his disappearance.
Volunteers are now searching a creek on the other side of Beebe Capps Expressway for any signs of the child. The Searcy Police Department has moved their command post to the St. Mary Church at Park Avenue and Sowell Street; this is where volunteers need to go first before joining the search.
UPDATE II: Missing child’s father: “Just bring my son home”.
The father, mother, and grandmother of the missing toddler spoke to KATV on Monday. With Malik missing for more than 24 hours, the family says they are getting desperate.
“He’s so little, you know? He doesn’t know his way around, and he doesn’t have nothing on but a t-shirt and some pants and shoes…that’s it,” Malik’s mother Tanya Drummond said.
Malik’s father, Jeff Clifton, experienced the loss of a child almost ten years ago. He says that nightmare is haunting him again.
“The main thing is for him to be home safe, it’s not to get anybody in trouble. The main thing is to just bring my son home,” Clifton said.
THV11 spoke with the boy’s mother who said she’s not giving out hope. Tanya Drummond was with her mother and some other family members at the volunteer checkpoint Tuesday evening.
The mood had changed since Monday night, and many people THV11 spoke with are now thinking the child did not wander away from the home by himself.
Drummond said, “We think he was kidnapped, but we’re not sure. Worse comes to worst, that’s what we think.”
If you have any information on the missing child call Searcy Police at 501-268-3531.
34 Year Old Jessica Padgett Missing Since 11/21/14 in Northampton, PA (Update: Disappearance Being Treated as Criminal Matter)
34 year old Jessica Padgett has been missing since November 21, 2014 in Northampton, Pennsylvania. Jessica Padget was last seen Friday afternoon leaving her job at the Duck Duck Goose Child Care center on Canal Street in Northampton around noon. According to the police, Jessica was supposed to return a short while later to her job, but never did. Her husband also said that he last hard from her on the phone around 1 pm Friday. Jessica Padgett left the child care center in a white Subaru Outback, which authorities later found the vehicle at the Dollar General parking lot in Northampton. At this juncture, the Police say there is no indication of foul play so far but they continue to investigate. However, Jessica Padgett is the mother of three and her family states she would never leave her children behind.
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Missing: Jessica Padgett
Jessica Padgett, 34, of Whitehall Township was last seen Friday around noon leaving her job at the Duck Duck Goose Child Care center on Canal Street in Northampton.
Padgett’s husband also told police he last heard from her on the phone around 1 p.m. Friday.
Police found Padgett’s phone and her vehicle at the Dollar General parking lot on 2016 Main Street in Northampton. Padgett was nowhere to be found however.
Padgett is described as a white woman standing 5-foot-4 and weighing 130 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. She also has a tattoo of a footprint on her shoulder.
We need some assistance from the public to help locate a missing person. Jessica Padgett went missing Friday, between 12:30-2PM from her place of employment. Authorities have located her vehicle at the Dollar General parking lot in town, but there is still no sign of Jessica. She is said to be approximately 5’4″, 130lbs, and has a tattoo of a footprint on her shoulder. Any information regarding the missing person, please call the Northampton Borough Police Department.
Kristi Davis of Maryland, says her sister was supposed to go to her stepfather’s house — just five miles from the childcare facility — to fax over some paperwork.
Padgett’s white Subaru Outback was found by police at the Dollar General parking lot in Northampton, but Padgett was gone.
At 1 p.m., Padgett had sent Davis, who is due next week with a daughter, a Facebook message telling her, “I want to see my niece being born.”
“She’s my only sister,” Davis said. “I want my big sister back.”
Padgett, a mother of two and stepmother of one, would never leave her children behind, Davis said. The family had just celebrated her wedding to husband, Mica Padgett, on Sept. 6 in Walnutport.
She also held a second job at Distinctive Fence Co. in Northampton, Davis said.
She was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with Duck Duck Goose Staff printed on it and gray sweatpants with a while stripe down the side, according to the flier. The group has organized search efforts in the area over the weekend.
Padgett also worked at Distinctive Fence Co. in Northampton, which is where she was headed to send a fax when she disappeared, said her sister, Kristi Davis. Police are looking for video surveillance camera footage that could shed light on her disappearance.
State police have intensified their search for Jessica Padgett, the Whitehall Township mother of three who went missing Friday afternoon, assigning a dozen investigators to canvass and interview potential witnesses in Northampton.
Padgett, 33, was last seen at 12:50 p.m. Friday leaving her job at Duck Duck Goose Child Care on Canal Street in the borough, state police at Bethlehem said. She was supposed to return a short time later.
On Monday morning, Padgett’s relatives said they had heard nothing from police. Her father said the family is doing “terribly.”
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said he met Monday with state police to learn what resources were being used to search for Padgett. He said her disappearance is being treated as a “criminal matter,” but remains hopeful that Padgett will be found alive.
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Jessica Padgett, please call the Northampton Borough Police Department at 610-261-0404.
17 year old Lezly Meraz-Escareno has been missing since Monday, November 17, 2014 in Toronto, South Dakota. She was last seen at her home in Toronto, SD around 10 pm on Monday. Lezly Meraz-Escareno is believed to be a run away and being with friends who are hiding her in the Watertown area.
Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said 17-year-old Lezly Meraz-Escareno has been missing since Monday. She was last seen at her rural Toronto home at about 10 p.m.
The report lists the young woman as a runaway.
According to Sebring, Meraz-Escareno was last known to be in the Watertown area, and she is believed to be with older friends who may be hiding her.
If anyone sees or knopws the whereabouts of Lezly Meraz-Escareno, please contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300.
Susan Sandusky Martin has been missing since Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Her family reported Susan Sandusky Martin missing after they had no contact with her and she failed to pick up her child from school on Thursday afternoon. Police said she may have been going to Walmart in Lawrenceburg or Pulaski, TN.
Susan Sandusky Martin
Martin is described as a white female who is 6’ 0?, 230 lbs, with blue eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing black, capri-style exercise pants, purple tennis shoes, and light hooded purple pullover. She may be driving a red 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with the Tenn. license plate number A9448B with factory wheels and no tint on the windows.
The Sheriff’s Department said Martin left the Leoma, TN area with a possible destination of Wal-Mart in Lawrenceburg or Pulaski, Tenn.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Susan Sandusky Martin, please contact Investigator Blake Mays or Lt. Nathan Neese of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department at 931-762-3626 or Lawrence Central Dispatch at 931-762-0450.
A woman reported missing Thursday after she failed to pick up her child from school was later found deceased inside her car. No foul play was immediately suspected.
Family members of Susan Sandusky Martin told NewsChannel 5 her body was discovered early Saturday morning inside her car in the Leoma community.
Her cause of death was not immediately known, but according to her family, Martin suffered an apparent medical incident while driving, and drove through a stop sign on Pattershack Road.
The car continued where it ultimately came to rest in a small, wooded area.
Miss Honduras María José Alvarado & Her Sister Sofia Trinidad Alvarado Found Deceased …. Killed By Trinidad’s Boyfriend, Plutarco Ruiz
2014 Miss Honduras María José Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad Alvarado have been found deceased in Honduras. According to Chief detective Leandro Osorio said the bodies of Maria Jose and her 23 year old sister had been found buried along the banks of the Aguagual River in the town of Arada. María José Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad Alvarado had been missing since November 13, 2014 when they were last seen celebrating a friend’s birthday near their home town of Santa Barbara. According to accounts, Trinidad’s boyfriend, Plutarco Ruiz, has been arrested for the murders. He supposedly became jealous when he saw her dancing with another man. Ruiz then shot her beauty-queen sister twice in the back as she tried to run away from the scene. On Wednesday, police also arrested the resort’s owner, Ventura Diaz; his wife Elizabeth Alvarado; and their daughter Irma Nicolle.
Honduras is considered the murder capital of the world. Sadly, this will only add to their numbers.
MISS Honduras was fatally shot as she tried to escape her sister’s jealous boyfriend, police and reports say.
MARIA Jose Alvarado, 19, who had been due to fly to London to compete in the Miss World beauty pageant, disappeared with her sister Sofia Trinidad Alvarado six days ago after a party, sparking an exhaustive search.
La Prensa newspaper reported on Wednesday that police were investigating whether Trinidad’s boyfriend, Plutarco Ruiz, shot Sofia Trinidad in the head after he became jealous when he saw her dancing with another man. He then reportedly shot her beauty-queen sister twice in the back as she tried to flee.
Chief detective Leandro Osorio said the bodies of Maria Jose and her 23-year-old sister had been found buried along the banks of the Aguagual River in the town of Arada, in violence-plagued Honduras’s northwest.
34 Year Old Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely Missing Since 11/14/14 in Patrick County, VA (Update: Remanins Found of Missing Dawn Vessell Gravely … Anthony “Skeet” Joyce Arrested)
34 year old Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely has been missing since Friday, November 14, 2014 in Patrick County, Virginia. Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely of South Mayo Drive, was last heard from shortly after 10 p.m. Friday. Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith has said Gravely did not get in touch with friends on Saturday as usual, and Patrick authorities were contacted shortly before midnight Saturday to do a well-being check. When the police arriving at her home, Gravely was not there; however, her vehicle was.
Missing: Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely
Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely, 34, of South Mayo Drive, was last heard from shortly after 10 p.m. Friday.
Gravely is described as being 5’4” tall and weighing 220 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Smith said that clothing and possible vehicle descriptions are unknown.
Gravely did not make contact with friends as she usually does on Saturday, prompting authorities to be contacted just before midnight Saturday to check Gravely’s well-being, according to the release.
As investigators continued to search Monday for a Patrick County woman last heard from Friday night, a friend said the disappearance is out of character for the mother of two.
Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely, 34, of South Mayo Drive, last was heard from shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, authorities have said.
Catrina Harris, whose son is friends with one of Gravely’s two children, indicated that it isn’t like Gravely to disappear without word.
UPDATE II: 45 searchers continue to look for missing woman.
Law enforcement officers from several agencies scoured primary and secondary roads Tuesday for evidence that might lead to a missing Patrick County woman.
“Officers from multiple agencies are working in teams, doing foot searches along the roadway and side roads near the victim’s home on South Mayo Drive,” Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith said Tuesday.
They are searching for information on the location of Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely, 34, who has not been heard from since shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, authorities have said.
About 45 officers from multiple agencies covered an estimated 100 miles of road in Patrick and Henry counties Tuesday during the foot searches. Smith said nearly all his deputies were taking part.
Smith said the foot searches done Tuesday stretched into Henry County (an estimated 20 to 30 miles from Gravely’s home), where they focused on areas Patrick authorities identified. He declined to elaborate on why those areas were chosen.
A reward is being offered for information on Gravely’s location. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Smith at 276-692-7012 or the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office at 276-694-3161.
Patrick and Henry County deputies have found the remains of missing Patrick County mother Shelly Gravely.
Gravely was found at around 12:30 Saturday morning in Henry County, just north of the North Carolina state line.
Investigators have arrested Anthony “Skeet” Joyce in connection to her disappearance. He was arrested just before midnight in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Joyce is being held in the Guilford County jail as a fugitive from justice. Patrick County investigators have obtained warrants for abduction and robbery.
19 Year Old Miss Honduras María José Alvarado & Her Sister Sofia Trinidad Missing Since 11/13/14 in Santa Barbara, Honduras (Update: 4 Arrested, including Sofia Trinidad’s boyfriend)
19 year old Miss Honduras María José Alvarado and her sister, Sofia Trinidad, have been missing since Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Honduras. The two had been celebrating a friend’s birthday near their home town of Santa Barbara, when they vanished. The missing women were last seen getting into a vehicle as they left the party. Alvarado was crowned Miss Honduras World 2014 on April 26 in San Pedro Sula, Corte and was expected to represent Honduras in the Miss World 2014 competition, scheduled for 14 December in London.
Initially, Police chief Jose Coello stated that they were not treating the pair’s disappearance as a crime.
Maria Jose Alvarado
Miss Honduras, María José Alvarado, 19, and her sister, Sofia Trinidad, vanished after attending a friend’s birthday party late Thursday night near their hometown of Santa Barbara, according to several reports.
Police initially said the disappearance was not being treated as a crime but later confirmed that four people had been arrested and were under questioning, the Telegraph reported.
“They include the owner of the party venue and Sofia Trinidad’s boyfriend. They are being investigated,” Police Chief Jose Coello said, according to the British news site.
Pageant director Eduardo Zablah told told CNN affiliate Televicentro that the young women were last seen stepping into a vehicle after the party.
Alvarado had been spending a few days with her parents before setting off for the United Kingdom.
But it emerged on Monday four people including Trinidad’s boyfriend had been arrested and were being questioned as the last-known people to see them alive.
Mr Coello confirmed: “Four people are under arrest. They include the owner of the party venue and Sofia Trinidad’s boyfriend. They are being investigated.”
16 year old Haley Alicia Jones has been missing since Thursday, November 13, 2014 in New Hanover County, North Carolina.
According to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Haley Alicia Jones was last seen at Mosley PLC school around 3:00 pm Thursday afternoon.
She’s 5’04″ tall and weighs 130lbs. Her blond hair is dyed red.
She was wearing a plaid burnt orange shirt, khaki pants, and had a multi colored backpack.
If anyone has any information regarding Haley Alicia Jones, please contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s office at 910-798-4162.