4 Month Old Khalieyah Pitts & Her 24 Year Old Mother Tabitha Rantanen Missing Since 2/17/15 in Portsmouth, NH (May Have Fled to Greenfield, MA)

4 month of Khalieyah Pitts and her 24 year old mother, Tabitha Rantanen, have been missing since Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Portsmouth police have been searching for the 4 month old and the tot-mom following a court order was issued by the Portsmouth Family Court for the state to take custody of the child, Khalieyah Pitts. NH DCYF was granted emergency custody of the infant at Rochester District Court on Feb. 13. According to authorities, the 24 year old mother has no known address in the New Hampshire Sea cost area. Tabitha Rantanen also has mental health and active substance abuse issues.

Portsmouth police Capt. Mike Schwartz stated that the mother, Tabitha Rantanen, was aware of the court order and fled with the baby.  Schwartz said the baby was not in anyone else’s care and was not abducted. The police believe that Tabitha Rantanen is no longer in New Hampshire. It is believed that she may be in Greenfield, MA, as she has family in the area. A felony warrant has been issued for Tabitha’s arrest on a charge of interference with custody. Rantanen is described as being 5’2 and about 120 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

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Left to Right: Khalieyah Pitts, Tabitha Rantanen

Police said 4-month-old Khalieyah Pitts and her 24-year-old mother, Tabitha Rantanen, who may be going by “Tabi Pitts,” have been missing since Tuesday. On Tuesday, a court ordered Rantanen to surrender custody of her daughter. Police said once she became aware of the order, she fled New Hampshire with Khalieya.

Police said they may be near Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Family members expressed concern about Rantanen’s mental condition and substance abuse.

UPDATE I: NH & MA Police search for missing 4 month old girl.

Police in New Hampshire and Massachusetts are working together to search for a “mentally unstable” mother who took her daughter.

Sgt. Dan McCarthy informed 22News that the Greenfield Police Department is assisting the Portsmouth NH Police Department search for 4 month old Khalieyah Pitts.

The New Hampshire Child Protective Services was granted emergency custody of Khalieyah by court order on February 13th. Sgt. McCarthy said the mother, 24-year-old Tabitha “Tabi” Rantanen, took Khalieyah and fled the state. She was last known to be in Greenfield where she has family.

Anyone with information is asked to call Greenfield Police at (413) 773-5411, Seacoast Crime Stoppers at (603) 431-1199 or Portsmouth Police at (603) 610-7649.

Police Release Photos of Missing Apryl Foster from Night she Disappeared … Missing Since 2/12/15 in Ybor City, FL (Update: Apryl Foster’s Car Found in Brandon Lake; Female Inside)

The Tampa police have released new pics taken the night that 33 year old Apryl Foster disappeared in Ybor City, FL. Video was found showing Apryl’s red 2009 Chevrolet Aveo traveling east on Seventh Avenue from 18th Street. However, the police were unable to determine who was driving the vehicle. Apryl Foster went missing on 2/12/15, she was last seen round 2:30 a.m. on Thursday in Ybor City, at the Bad Monkey and Double Decker Bars.

Pictures of Apryl Foster from the night she disappeared, pic 1

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Police have released new details in the case of a missing Brandon woman, along with photos taken the night she disappeared.

During a press conference Thursday, one week after 33-year-old Apryl Foster vanished, Tampa Deputy Police Chief Brian Dugan detailed the extent of the ongoing search and stressed that detectives have no plans to slow things down.

“We will keep searching,” he urged. “No stone will be left unturned.”

Foster was last seen around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 12. Investigators say she’d been in Ybor City, specifically at the Bad Monkey and Double Decker Bars, after she’d left work at Ulele around 11 p.m.

The pictures from a week ago in Ybor City show Foster holding unidentified objects in her hands and a pocketbook slung over a shoulder.

“It doesn’t look like she was under any distress or anything, she was walking to her car,” said friend Patrick Hanney, a co-worker of Apryl’s at Ulele.

Tampa Police Department Press Conference Updating on Investigation

VIDEO – ABC News

UPDATE I: Apryl Foster’s car Found in Brandon Lake; Unidentified Female Inside.

The car of Apryl Foster, the Brandon woman who vanished Feb. 12, was found submerged in a lake Sunday afternoon, police said.

A female was found inside the car, but Tampa police haven’t identified the woman.

According to Tampa police, the clothing of the victim matches what Foster, 33, was wearing when she disappeared.

The medical examiner will identify the victim found in the car. The car was found in a small lake near Open Field Loop and Rain Dance Place, not far from Foster’s home, police said.

‘See No Evil’ … Investigation Discovery Channel Premieres Tonight with Episode on the 2007 Abduction & Murder of Overland Park Teenager Kelsey Smith (VIDEO)

NEW TRUE CRIME SHOW SPOTLIGHTS THE  2007 ABDUCTION AND MURDER OF OVERLAND PARK TEEN KELSEY SMITH …

As reported at the Kansas City Star, comes a new true crime show that premiered tonight with an episode of an abduction and murder that we covered in 2007, the disappearance and death of  Overland Park, Kansas teen Kelsey Smith. Edwin R. Hall was later charged with the 1st degree murder and aggravated kidnapping in the murder of 18 year old Kelsey Smith. Hall would later plead guilty to the kidnapping, raping, sodomizing and murder of Kelsey Smith. How fitting the true crime episodes name is ‘See No Evil’ as discussed here on Scared Monkeys.

Kelsey Smith

Kelsey Smith – Rest in Peace

A new true crime show premieres Tuesday night with an episode centered on the abduction and murder of Overland Park teenager Kelsey Smith.

“See No Evil,” which focuses on surveillance video footage that helps solve crimes, premiers at 9 p.m. on the Investigation Discovery channel.

Kelsey Smith went shopping on June 2, 2007, at a Target store in Overland Park. She never made it home. She was found dead four days later in Jackson County.

Investigation Discovery.com

Looks like an interesting new show. Check it out.

Only the Camera Knows the Truth

It Looked Like An Ordinary Shopping Trip

19 Year Old University of Virginia Lacrosse Player Mike D’Amario Missing Since 2/16/15 in Charlottesville, VA (Update: Found Safe)

19 year old University of Virginia lacrosse player  Mike D’Amario has been missing since February 16, 2015 in Charlottesville, Virginia. D’Amario, a first year LAX player, was last seen on the UVA campus grounds  around 3:45 p.m. on Monday. The University police at this time do not suspect foul play; however,  they would like anyone to contact them if you have seen or spoken to D’Amario since 3:45 p.m. Monday. D’Amario is described as a white male, 5’10” tall, weighing 170 lbs with brown wavy hair and brown eyes.

Press release from University of Virginia Police:

The University of Virginia is investigating a missing person incident involving a UVA student, Mike D’Amario. He was last seen on Grounds at around 3:45p.m. on February 16, 2015. At this time, there is no reason to suspect foul play. However, University Police would like to speak to anyone who has seen or spoken to Mr. D’Amario since 3:45 p.m. on February 16, 2015. Anyone with information related to his whereabouts is encouraged to call 434-924-7166.

Mr. D’Amario is described as a white male, 5’10” tall, weighing 170 lbs. He has brown wavy hair and brown eyes.

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UPDATE I: First-year Virginia lacrosse player Mike D’Amario is missing.

The police were unable to confirm to us whether there was any note left behind before he went missing. When asked about some Twitter chatter regarding another woman who, distraught over the news of D’Amario’s disappearance, also went missing herself, the police said that they were unaware of any missing woman, and that anybody who has any information at all should contact them immediately.

UPDATE II: Mike D’Amario has been found and is safe.

Anyone with information related to D’Amario’s whereabouts are asked to please call (434)924-7166.

24 Year Old Lindsey McNamara Missing Since 2/14/15 in Natick, MA (Same Woman Involved in Bizarre “Bacon-Throwing” Incident at a Police Station Last Year)

24 year old Lindsey McNamara has been missing since February 14, 2015 in Natick, Massachusetts. McNamara was last seen in the area of a P.F. Chang’s restaurant in Natick at the Natick Mall where she was having dinner with a man and a woman who are unknown to McNamara’s family. The family of Lindsey McNamara posted on Facebook that they have not heard from her since Friday and that her phone and car were traced to the area near P.F. Chang’s in Natick.

FACEBOOK – Lindsey McNamara.

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Missing – Lindsey McNamara

Lindsey McNamara, 24, was last seen having dinner with acquaintances at the Natick Mall Feb. 14, Lt. Rich Briggs, a spokesman for the Ashland, Mass. police department, told 48 Hours’ Crimesider. Police don’t have anything to indicate foul play, but they’re actively investigating the disappearance, Briggs said.

McNamara was last seen in the area of a P.F. Chang’s restaurant in Natick, where her cell phone also pinged, according to a statement posted on the Ashland Police Facebook page.

This same missing woman is the same individual who allegedly walked into the Framingham police station, declared she was there “to feed the pigs.”  McNamara then smeared bacon, sausage and other raw pork products all over the lobby window. Well alrighty then. A judge this past Thursday dismissed a malicious destruction of property charge against McNamara and ordered her to pay court costs of $150 on a disorderly conduct charge. At the time of the incident, her parents said that Lindsey was going through a difficult time.

VIDEO

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Google Maps – Natick, MA

UPDATE I: Cassie Severance – Facebook.

Everyone this is my sister. Her name is Lindsey McNamara. My family and her freinds are looking for her. We have not heard from her since friday. Last night 2/14/15 Valentines day, the police traced her cell phone to somewhere around P.F.Changs in Natick . but they didn’t find her or her car. As of 8 tonight 24 hrs later the trace said her phone is still in the same location. We have looked all over that area and have not found her, her car, or her phone. She has blue eyes and brown hair. She was seen at p.f.changs last night with a man and a woman who’s identity we do not know. Please share this. If you were at p.f.changs last night for Valentines around 8pm and recognize her or the people she was with please message me or call the police. — with Regina McNamara and Kayla McNamara.

UPDATE II: Woman Posts Plea to Find Missing Sister.

UPDATE III: (Facebook) The police have just informed my parents that they are going to get security footage from that night.

We still have not heard from Lindsey. However The police have just informed my parents that they are going to get security footage from that night. And they are actively searching. I feel better knowing they are putting their resources to work to find her. Hopefully we will be able to track her from there and find her safe. I know that all your support and prayers will help make this happen. Keep sharing till we find her please.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call police at 508-881-1212.

Posted February 16, 2015 by
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33 Year Old Apryl Foster Missing Since 2/12/15 in Ybor City, FL

33 year old Apryl Foster has been missing since Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Ybor City, Florida. Foster was last seen Thursday night in Ybor City; however, the Tampa Police Department died not receive the missing persons case until Saturday night. Detectives are also looking for her car, a 2009 red Chevy Aveo, tag K125YC. Currently, the Tampa Police Department says, while there is no evidence of foul play, detectives are concerned about her safety.

Apryl Foster

Apryl Foster was last seen Thursday night in Ybor City.

The Tampa Police Department received the case Saturday night.

Detectives say there is no evidence of foul play, but are concerned about her safety.

Foster is typically in contact with her family and they have not heard from her.

Detectives are also looking for her car, a 2009 red Chevy Aveo, tag K125YC.

UPDATE I: Apryl Foster last seen in Ybor City, where she met friends on Wednesday night.

Apryl Foster, 33, was last seen in Ybor City, where she met friends on Wednesday night. The last communication from her cell phone was at 2:19 a.m. Thursday morning, Police Chief Jane Castor said.

“It’s very suspicious,” Castor said about Foster’s disappearance.

Castor held a news conference Monday with Foster’s parents, who drove to Tampa from Texas to search for their daughter.

“I’ve never not talked to her for a day,” her mother Peggy Beman said.

Castor described Foster, who works at Tampa restaurant Ulele, as very reliable and in regular contact with her family. She was scheduled to work on Thursday.

UPDATE II: Parents: ‘Something happened’ to missing Brandon woman.

“Her cats were her children, absolutely her children,” the distraught mother said. “There’s no way. I mean, you have to even feed them a particular way at a particular time. She was avid. Those were her children because she didn’t have any children.”

About 2 1?2 months ago, she said, her daughter was feeling overwhelmed and decided to take a break. She called her mother and told her she was going to a particular hotel in Orlando to clear her head and would be turning off her phone for awhile. She called all her friends and told them the same. She told her mother she would turn her phone back on in the afternoon and call her. “That’s how informative she was.”

Foster works as a server and trainer at Ulele restaurant and last worked there Wednesday night. She left work around 11 p.m. and went to a club in Ybor, the Bad Monkey, Castor said. At about 11:30 or 11:40 p.m., she went next door to the Double Decker, where she sang karaoke all night, leaving around 2:20 Thursday morning.

The last time Foster used her phone was around 2:19 from the Double Decker, where she made a call and a text. Castor said Foster had left her phone inside and called the phone looking for it. She went inside to retrieve it.

If anyone has any information regarding Apryl Foster, please contact Crime Stoppers or Tampa police at 813-231-6130.

Posted February 16, 2015 by
Missing Persons | one comment

25 Year Old Denise Hart Mising Since 1/25/15 in Sudbury, VT (Update: Police Suspect Foul Play)

25 year old Denise Hart has been missing since January 25, 2015 in Sudbury, Vermont. Hart was last seen leaving a friend’s home in Sudbury on January 25 in a borrowed car; however, the authorities were not notified about her disappearance until January 31. She reportedly had been driving a 2001 Silver Pontiac Grand AM that she had borrowed from an acquaintance and that she left in this vehicle on the night of January 25.

Denise Hart

UPDATE I: The 2001 Silver Pontiac Grand AM she had borrowed  and was driving when she was last seen was found engulfed in flames at the Cornwall Covered Bridge fishing access, only hours after she left Sudbury.

Five days earlier, the 2001 Silver Pontiac Grand Am she had borrowed from an acquaintance — and was driving when she was last seen — was found engulfed in flames at the Cornwall Covered Bridge fishing access, only hours after she left Sudbury.

“It was about 10 to 15 miles from where she started,” Hall said. Arson and forensic investigators combed through the wreckage, but Hall said the vehicle was heavily damaged by flames.

The cause of the car fire remains undetermined, but is considered suspicious, Hall added.

Hart is known to have connections to the Hartford, Connecticut, area as well as to people in Rutland and Addison counties. She has been known to use the names Tiffany and Chookie.

UPDATE II: Foul play suspected in case of missing woman.

Vermont State Police are now saying “there is a strong indication of foul play” in the mysterious disappearance of a Hartford, Conn,. woman from the tiny Rutland County town of Sudbury.

He said detectives have conducted numerous interviews with people who may have had contact with Hart in the weeks and months before her disappearance.

Hall said a search was conducted Wednesday on an undisclosed property in the town of Sudbury. Members of the Vermont State Police Crime Scene Search Team, the Search & Rescue Team, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department did a land search, while the U.S. Border Patrol did an air search.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Denise Hart, please contact the Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101. They would especially like to hear from anyone who was traveling in the area of Swamp Road in Cornwall between midnight and 2 a.m. Jan. 26.

Posted February 15, 2015 by
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19 Year Old Anabelle O’Connell Missing in Maui, Hawaii

Police are requesting the public’s help to find missing 19 year old  Anabelle O’Connell.  She was reported missing by friends after she failed to make contact as she normally does. According to police, O’Connell does not have a local address but is known to frequent the Pukalani, Upcountry and Kihei areas.

Anabelle O’Connell_courtesy Maui Police

Police say 19-year-old Anabelle O’Connell, who has no local address, was reported missing by friends after she failed to make contact with them as she normally does.

O’Connell is known to frequent the Pukalani, Upcountry and K?hei areas.  She is described as a Caucasian, female, 5-feet to 5-feet 5-inches tall, weighting 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of  Anabelle O’Connell, please contact the Maui Police Department non-emergency number at (808) 244-6400 or Detective Wendell Loo at (808) 270-6516.

Posted February 14, 2015 by
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44 Year Old Amy Wyro Missing Since 2/10/15 in Fort Worth, TX

44 year old Amy Wyro has been missing since Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.  Wyro was last seen at her home in the 9000 block of Shoveler Trail at 8:45 AM.

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Amy Wyro was last seen at her home in the 9000 block of Shoveler Trail at 8:45 a.m., according to authorities. She left on foot or was picked up.

Police described Wyro as 5 feet 2 inches tall and about 140 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

If anyone has seen or has any information regarding Amy Wyro, please contact the The Fort Worth Police Department’s Missing Person Unit at 817-335-4442.

Posted February 11, 2015 by
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4 Year Old Rivka Kutsy & 3 Year Old Chaya Kutsy Missing Since 1/31/15 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Two sisters, 4 year old Rivka Kutsy and 3 year old Chaya Kutsy have been missing since January 31, 2015 in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York.  The police say that the two sisters were last seen at 8 AM on January 31 in their Crown Heights home. The police believe that the two missing Brooklyn girls who may have been taken by their parents amid a custody battle with the Administration for Children’s Services. A warrant has been issued for the children’s parents by Kings County Family Court for child neglect. Both girls are described to have light blonde hair and investigators say the children may be in a red 2001 Toyota 4Runner with New Jersey plate A68EMS

Police are searching for two missing Brooklyn girls who may have been taken by their parents amid a custody battle with the Administration for Children’s Services, police sources said.

Rivka Kutsy, 4, and Chaya Kutsy, 3, were last seen about 8 a.m. on Jan. 31 in their Crown Heights home, police said.

The sisters’ parents may have fled with the girls after ACS officials visited the family, the source said.

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Left to right: Rivka Kutsy and Chaya Kutsy

If anyone has any information with regards to the missing Kutsy sisters, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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