One Pilot Missing After Two U.S. Fighter Jets Collide Over Pacific Ocean

One pilot is missing, after two F/A-18 Hornets collided over the Pacific Ocean. One pilot was found and returned to the USS Carl Vinson. There is currently a search mission taking place to locate the missing pilot. Both jets were assigned to the Carl Vinson, on its way to the Persian Gulf to relieve the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. The incident is under investigation.

Two American fighter jets collided over the Pacific Ocean and crashed Friday, and one pilot was still missing, the Navy said. The jets, both F/A-18 Hornets, had not been recovered. One pilot was found and returned to the USS Carl Vinson, the Navy said. A cruiser, a destroyer and helicopters were searching the western Pacific for the second pilot.


ABC News: 2 Navy Fighter Jets Crash in Western Pacific.

The two carriers from the carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) crashed at 5:40 p.m. local time, according to the Navy’s Seventh Fleet. The carrier is operating in an area off Guam.

“One pilot was rapidly located and returned to Carl Vinson, and is currently receiving medical attention,” it said in a statement. “Search efforts continue for the second pilot.”

The F/A-18 fighter has a single-seater version, as well as a double-seater variant. The aircraft involved in this incident were single-seater F/A-18Cs.

UPDATE I: Navy Ends Search for Missing Pilot in Western Pacific.

The Navy has ended an extensive search for a missing fighter pilot aboard one of two F/A-18C jets that apparently collided Friday over the western Pacific. The missing pilot is presumed to be deceased.

The Navy’s Seventh Fleet issued a statement saying it had ended its search and rescue efforts for the missing pilot 36 hours after the planes had crashed into the ocean 250 nautical miles off the coast of Wake Island.

Daily Commentery – Friday, September 12, 2014 – Continuing a Discussion Regarding How the Media Reports on Missing Persons Cases

  • Like in the Holly Bobo case. The Media needs to get their facts straight before reporting!

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Confirm that Remains Found Sunday in Decatur County is that of Missing Holly Bobo (VIDEO)

Sad conclusion to a three year search … Holly Bobo has been found.

The TBI, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, has confirmed that the remains found in Decatur County is that of Holly Bobo.  On Sunday, two individuals found a human skull in an isolated wooded area in Decatur county while searching for ginseng. The remains were found about 10 miles away from the property of her suspected killer, Zachary Adams. Two men have been charged in connection with Bobo’s death,  Zachary Adams and Jason Wayne Autry.  Both have pleaded not guilty. District Attorney Matt Stowe stated, he is “ready, willing and able to seek the death penalty in this case.  We are going to make sure that everyone who played a part in the heinous crime that has attacked the peace and dignity of the great state of Tennessee faces a consequence for that.”


Bobo’s remains were found Sunday in Decatur County, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Monday night.

CNN affiliate WREG reported that hunters had found a human skull.

District Attorney Matt Stowe said he is “ready, willing and able to seek the death penalty in this case.”

“We are going to make sure that everyone who played a part in the heinous crime that has attacked the peace and dignity of the great state of Tennessee faces a consequence for that,” Stowe said Monday night.

UPDATE I: Press Conference VIDEO of the confirmation of the remains found in Decatur County, TN are that of missing nursing student Holly Bobo.

RAW VIDEO: TBI holds conference on discovery of Holly Bobo’s remains.

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Now it is time to get JUSTICE FOR HOLLY!!!

District Attorney Matt Stowe promised that everyone involved in the death of Holly Bobo will be held accountable. Stowe said he is “ready, willing and able to seek the death penalty in this case.”

Human Skull Found Near the Home of Zachary Adams, Suspect in Death of Holly Bobo


It was confirmed on Sunday by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office that a human skull was found in the woods near the home of a suspect in the death of Holly Bobo. The skull was found 15 miles away from the home of  Zachary Adams on Adams Lane in Holladay, Tennessee. Other reports say the skull was found only 6 miles away from Adam’s home.  Zachary Adams has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo. 39 year old Jason Wayne Autry was also indicted on aggravated kidnapping & first degree murder charges in case of missing Holly Bobo … Prosecutors Plan to Indict Shayne Kyle Austin The skull was discovered on private property just off County Corner Road in Decatur County by two farmers who were looking for the herb ginseng. Accounting to accounts, the skull was sitting on top of some brush in a heavily wooded area. The skull was sent to the TBI crime lab in Memphis for DNA testing.

The remains have not yet been positively ID’s … there are currently two people missing in Decatur County. Holly Bobo went missing in the morning of April 13, 2011 at her family’s home in Darden, TN.


The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Sunday that a human skull was found in the woods not far from the home of Zachary Adams, one of the two men charged in the death of Holly Bobo.

The remains, which were found about 15 miles from Adams’ property on Adams Lane in Holladay, Tennessee, have yet to be linked to the missing nursing student.

Sheriff Keith Byrd told News 2 they received the call in their 911 center just after 10:30 a.m. Sunday and he notified the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The skull was discovered on private property just off County Corner Road by two farmers from Benton County who were out searching for the herb ginseng.

Authorities said one of the farmers was so startled by the discovery he thought he was going to have a heart attack.

“It was partially buried in leaves, but you could see enough of it to tell that it was indeed a human skull,” Sheriff Byrd said. “There wasn’t anything there but bone.”

He told News 2 Monday there is a very faint log road that leads into the area where the remains were found.

“[The road] has grown up and it would be hard to get a vehicle down there,” Sheriff Byrd explained. “Of course with an ATV, you could.”

The skull was sent to the TBI crime lab in Memphis for testing.

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VIDEO – News Channel 5 – click on pic to watch video

UPDATE I: Human Remains Found In Decatur Co.; No Confirmed Link To Bobo Case.

Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd said Monday that testing could quickly exclude the remains from belonging to missing nursing student Holly Bobo. He added they could easily belong to a hitchhiker from the nearby interstate.

The remains were found Sunday in a remote area just off I-40 in the small community of Holladay. Officials said two hunters out digging for the herb ginseng discovered the human skull lying on top of the ground.

The TBI, along with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, were called out to search a half-acre wide crime scene.

23 Year Old Christina Morris Missing Since 8/30/14 in Plano, Texas (Surveillance Video)

23 year old Christina Morris has been missing since Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Plano, TX. Christina Morris, who lives in Fort Worth, disappeared after leaving a party at the Shops of Legacy in Plano, Texas Saturday morning. She was caught on surveillance video walking to her car with a friend in the parking lot around 4 a.m. last Saturday. However, she was never seen leaving the parking garage. Morris’ car was later found in the parking garage, still locked, but there was no sign of her. According to police, the last calls on her cell phone were to her boyfriend, but he did not report her missing, the woman’s parents said. Police said Morris’ bank accounts haven’t been accessed and her cell phone is off and their best leads are the drivers of three cars seen in the parking garage that same morning.

Christina Morris

UPDATE I: Surveillance footage released of missing North Texas woman

Plano police released surveillance camera video that captured the final minutes a 23-year-old North Texas woman was seen before she disappeared last week.

Christina Morris was last seen early the morning of Aug. 30 in a parking garage at the Shops at Legacy in Plano after leaving a friend’s apartment.

Morris had gone to Henry’s Tavern at the Shops at Legacy and then to a nearby apartment for a party. Around 3 a.m., Morris and a friend walked to their cars in the parking garage, but went their separate ways.

Morris’ car was later found in the parking garage, still locked, but there was no sign of her.

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A massive search is underway in Plano, Texas for a woman who disappeared after walking to her car in a parking garage, authorities said.

Christina Morris, 23, was captured on surveillance video walking with a friend in the parking lot around 4 a.m. last Saturday.

But she was never seen leaving the garage at the shopping mall, where she had attended a party, ABC News reported.


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UPDATE II: Volunteers help Plano police search for missing Fort Worth woman

Dozens of volunteers are working with Plano police to search areas around The Shops At Legacy in hopes of finding Christina Marie Morris.

The 60 volunteers, made up of family, friends or friends of friends, were divided into groups of four. Each group also included a Plano police officer. They are searching grassy areas, fields, bushes, storm drains and other areas for any sign of Morris or her belongings.

Police say there is a concern for Morris’ safety and well-being. She was last seen walking with a friend into a parking garage at 5717 Legacy Drive, police said. She hasn’t been heard from since.

For more updates, to provide your own comments and read others, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Christina Marie Morris.

Posted September 8, 2014 by
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Search Continues for Anna M. Smith Missing Since 9/2/14 from the Campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC (Update: SBI Joins the Search for Missing Appalachian State student)

18 year old Anna M. Smith, of High Point, NC,  has been missing since Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from the campus of  Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.  Initially, it was reported that Anna M. Smith was last seen at her residence hall room on campus around noon, September 2. However, it is now being reported by a university spokeswoman that  Anna M. Smith was last seen near her residence hall between 6 and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. She has not been seen since. The ASU police department released a statement that they “has found nothing to suggest that Smith’s actions are anything other than voluntary.”

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 Missing – Anna M. Smith

Campus police are searching for a teenager who was last seen in her dorm room on the campus of Appalachian State University earlier this week.

According to campus police, 18-year-old Anna M. Smith, of High Point, was last seen at her residence hall room on campus around noon Tuesday.  She has not been seen since.

Smith has short red hair, blue eyes, is 5-feet 9-inches tall with a slender build, and has nose piercings.

Officials say she has a black and white sunflower tattoo on her upper right chest near her collar bone and Latin lettering over her lower left ribs.

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UPDATE I: Missing student  Anna M. Smith.

A preliminary investigation conducted by Appalachian State University Police into a report of a missing 18-year-old student has found nothing to suggest that the student’s actions are anything other than voluntary.

Thanks to response from media reports and a campus-wide notification, police have been able to track Anna M. Smith’s whereabouts from late Tuesday, Sept. 2, to late Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Smith of High Point was reported missing Wednesday night, Sept. 3, after she was last seen by individuals in her residence hall at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Since that time, it was reported that Smith used Mountaineer SafeRide Tuesday, Sept. 2, around 10:26 p.m. SafeRide is a university van service that provides transportation around campus for students during the evening hours.

In addition, she was seen near her residence hall on Wednesday, Sept. 3, between 6 and 6:15 p.m. She reportedly was wearing light colored clothing (shorts and a shirt).

UPDATE II: App State Police Search Woods for Missing Anna M. Smith.

UPDATE III: SBI joins search for missing Appalachian State student.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has joined in the search for an Appalachian State University freshman who has been missing for more than a week.

Anna Marie Smith, 18, of High Point, was reported missing by her roommate Sept. 3 and was last seen in her dorm on Sept. 2.

The university said Smith reportedly used school transit last on the night of Sept. 2. In addition, she was seen near her dorm on the evening of Sept. 3. She reportedly was wearing light colored clothing.

A statement posted Thursday on the university’s website said the SBI is collecting forensic evidence from items belonging to Smith.

Anyone seeing Smith or social media posts from her should contact University Police at 828-262-2150.

Posted September 7, 2014 by
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Missing Evansville, IN Woman Joelle Lockwood Found Safe … Two Arrested Have Been Made in Connection with Kidnapping

Joelle Lockwood has been found SAFE!!!

30 year old Joelle Ann Lockwood, who has been missing since July 6, 2014 in Evansville, Indiana, has been found alive and safe.  A Facebook page, ‘Help Find Joelle Lockwell,’ created to help find a Lockwood first reported that she was alive and safe.

Thank you everyone for all there efforts with helping find Joelle!!! JOELLE IS FOUND!!! SHE IS ALIVE AND WELL. She appriciate s everyone’s time and energy. We are so happy she is found safe … THANK YOU LORD! Please give her and her family privacy during this time


Joelle Lockwood Found Safe

An Indiana woman missing since July 2014 has been found alive and two people were arrested in connection with her disappearance, state police reported.

Joelle Ann Lockwood, 30,  was last seen near Park and Florida streets in Evansville on July 6, the Evansville Courier and Press reported.

UPDATE I: The Evansville, Indiana Police Department have also confirmed that two individuals have been arrested in Posey County in connection with the abduction of  Joelle Lockwood.

Two arrests have been made in the Joelle Lockwood missing person investigation. The arrests took place at a Posey County address that police believe Lockwood had been held captive in since early July.
Lockwood was reunited with her loved ones on Saturday evening. She had not been seen by friends or family since July 6th, 2014.

A man who had visited the suspects was able to get Lockwood out of the residence and brought her back to Evansville. Evansville Police were notified and she was interviewed by EPD Detectives. They determined that any criminal charges would be handled by Posey County authorities.

Members of the Posey County Sheriff’s Office , EPD Detectives, and the EPD SWAT Team served a warrant at the Posey County residence and took two people into custody.
The names of the suspects, all criminal charges, details of Lockwood’s confinement and rescue, and the location of the arrests will be released by the Posey County Prosecutor’s Office.

UPDATE II: Two arrested in missing Evansville mother, Joelle Lockwood, investigation.

Officials tell us that two are arrests were made Saturday night in the investigation of missing woman Joelle Lockwood.

Evansville police tell us that the arrests were made at a residence in Posey County where they believe Lockwood had been held since early July.

We’re told that a man who visited the suspects got Lockwood out of captivity and brought her to Evansville. Lockwood was then interviewed by EPD detectives.

EPD says that any criminal charges will be handled by Posey County authorities.

8 Year Old Isabella Grogan-Cannella Missing Since 9/2/14 in Bullhead City, AZ (Update: Body Found Near Missing Girl’s Home)(Update: 26 Year Old Justin Rector Charged with Murder)(Update: Autopsy, Bella was Stragled)

The search is on for 8 year old Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella who went missing from her home before 1:30 Tuesday morning, September 2, 2014 in Bullhead City, Arizona. She was last seen in her bed Monday night at her home on the 2400 block of Lakeside Drive (map). Police were called to the home early Tuesday morning, as “Bella’s” family told them that she wasn’t in her bed or anywhere in the house. According to reports, the FBI and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children have been contacted. To date, there has yet to be an Amber Alert issued.

Isabella Grogan-Cannella_Bullhead City Police Dept

The Bullhead City Police Department said Isabella Grogan-Cannella disappeared before 1:30 a.m. from her home, located on Lakeside Drive.

The girl, who goes by Bella, is 4’8″ tall and between 80 and 90 pounds. She has shoulder-length blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a green, sparkly tank top and dark shorts. She could be barefoot.

UPDATE I: FBI joins search for girl, 8, missing in Bullhead City.

VIDEO – ABC 15 Arizona

If anyone has any information concerning the child’s whereabouts, please call the Bullhead City Police Department at 928-763-1999.

UPDATE II: Body found near home of missing Arizona girl

Investigators found a body near the home of missing 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella, Bullhead City Police Chief Brian Williamson said Wednesday.

Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the body, Williamson said, adding that investigators planned to finish gathering evidence at the scene and turn the body over to the Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.

He would not provide additional information on the approximate age of the body, its gender or condition.

Body Found in Search for Missing 8-Year-Old Arizona Girl

A body has been found in Bullhead City, Arizona, as authorities — including the FBI — search for an 8-year-old girl who has been missing for more than 40 hours, police said Wednesday.

At a news conference late Wednesday afternoon, police said it was too early to know whether the body is that of Isabella Grogan-Cannella, known as “Bella,” who went to bed Monday night but wasn’t there when her parents went to check on her shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. They said there were no signs of a break-in but that kidnapping was a possibility, and that they were searching the nearby Colorado River.

UPDATE III: 26 year old Justin James Rector arrested and charged with the kidnapping and first degree murder of  Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella.

A 26-year-old man snatched an eight-year-old girl in the middle of the night as he stayed at her family’s home – before murdering her and leaving her body in a shallow grave, police have said.

Justin James Rector was arrested on kidnapping and first-degree murder charges on Thursday morning after the body of Bella Grogan-Cannella was found in Bullhead City, Arizona on Wednesday.

At a press conference on Thursday, Police Chief Brian Williamson would not reveal how Bella died or if she had been sexually assaulted. He said they are still trying to determine a motive for the murder.

UPDATE IV: Medical Examiner Released the manner of death for Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella on Friday … death was asphyxiation.

An 8-year-old girl reported missing from her Arizona home was strangled, authorities said Friday as they continued to investigate the case.

The Mohave County medical examiner released the manner of death for Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella on Friday. The cause of death was asphyxiation.

Police found Isabella’s body in a shallow grave near her Bullhead City home Wednesday, a day after her family reported her missing.

Isabella was discovered wearing the same green, ruffled, sparkly tank top she had on when she was last seen. However, authorities said she didn’t have any clothing on her lower half and they are looking into whether she was the victim of sexual assault.

VIDEO Shows ISIS Beheading Another American Journalist Hostage, This Time Steven Sotloff … A “Second Message to America” to Halt Airstrikes in Iraq … Is UK Aid Worker David Cawthorne Haines Next?

Hmm, at what point will the MSM stop carrying the water and making excuses for Barack Obama and demand he do something?

The brutal, vicious and heinous actions of ISIS continues, as a VIDEO  today showed yet another beheading of an American journalist.   Just 13 days after the murderous beheading of James Foley, ISIS has done it again. This time they have beheaded Steven Sotloff in an act of barbarism. Steven Sotloff was a 31 year old freelance journalist from Florida who was kidnapped in Syria in August 2013. The masked murderer in the VIDEO actually called out Obama saying, “I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State …  So just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”  And Barack Hussein Obama is no where to be found. I guess he is too busy dithering and being too cautious trying to figure out what his strategy is.   Instead the feckless and clueless Obama would have you believe that this isn’t that bad and “The world’s always been messy … we’re just noticing now in part because of social media.”  WHAT!!!

The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

“I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State, because of your insistence on continuing your bombings and in Amerli, Zumar and the Mosul Dam, despite our serious warnings,” the masked man said in the video, addressing U.S. President Barack Obama.

“So just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

In the video, Sotloff describes himself as “paying the price” with his life for the U.S. intervention in Iraq.


As the American Spectator asks, “How many more Americans does ISIS have to behead before President Obama develops a strategy on ISIS?”

UPDATE I: Fears for UK aid worker David Cawthorne Haines after Islamic State murders Steven Sotloff.

London: UK prime minister David Cameron has condemned the killing of another journalist by Islamic State extremists as “a despicable and barbaric murder”.

A video of the latest killing reported to be US journalist Steven Sotloff emerged on Tuesday afternoon UK-time, featuring the same militant who killed James Foley, named in the UK media as British jihadist Adbel-Majed Abdel Bary, dubbed ‘Jihadi John’.

According to intelligence group SITE, the killer also threatened another captive, thought to be Briton David Cawthorne Haines.

The Washington Post reported that Mr Haines was shown in the video in the same kneeling position and wearing the same orange jumpsuit as Sotloff and Foley before him.

Mr Haines, was abducted in March 2013 near the Atmeh refugee camp adjoining the Turkish border in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, aid workers who have been involved in efforts to secure his release told the Post.

UPDATE II: Yawn, The U.S. State Department says it is “sickened” by a video that purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff. Sorry, but we have heard this before. How about some action rather than reading the same script with replace “innocent person’s name”.

UPDATE III: ISIS VIDEO Shows the Brutal Beheading of British Aid Worker David Haines.

16 Year Old Cassie Simkins Missing Since 8/31/14 in Rockwell, Iowa

16 year old Cassie Simkins has been missing since Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Rockwell, Iowa. Cassie was last seen around 2:30 AM Sunday in her home. She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 115 pounds with dark brown hair. She has Epilepsy and her family does not believe she has her medicine with her. Authorities say that Cassie Simpkins is believed to be with 20 year old Chance Kinney of Lake City.

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Missing 16 Year Old Cassie Simkins

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If you know anything about Cassie’s disappearance, you are asked to Rockwell City police at 712-297-7583.

Posted September 1, 2014 by
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