Amber Alert Issued For 4 Year Old Victoria Sierra Abducted by Non-Custodial Mother Lavondy Sierra in Lame Deer, MT (Update: Child and Non-custodial Mother Located in Bozeman)
An AMBER ALERT was issued on November 12, 2014 for 4 year old Victoria Sierra, a Native American female child, who was abducted by her non-custodial mother Lavondy Sierra. The abduction took place in Lame Deer, Idaho. Authorities believe they could possibly be in the Bozeman or Billings area.
Lavondy Sierra is a 32-year-old Native American female, 5 ft. 7 in. tall, 250 lbs., brown eyes, brown hair, and is a know drug user. Lavondy was last seen driving a maroon 1989 Plymouth Voyager van with fake Idaho license plates. They are could possibly be in the Bozeman or Billings area.
If you have any information, call Northern Cheyenne Law Enforcement at 406-477-6288.
According to officials, the abducted child and her non-custodial mother have been located in Bozeman.
The woman wanted by law enforcement this weekend in connection with a missing/endangered child incident called the Bozeman Police Department early Saturday morning, telling police she was in Bozeman with the child.
Officers met with the woman and the child and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Bozeman Police Department believes the incident was a custody dispute. It’s unknown if the child is still with the mother at this time. Northern Cheyenne Law Enforcement are in charge of the case now.
Upon investigation, it was determined the woman had not committed an offense or violated an order of protection.
12 Year Old Jasmine Baker Missing Since 11/11/14 in Nottingham, MD (Update: Found Safe in North Carolina)(Update: 32 Year Old Victor Arroyo Charged with Kidnapping & Rape)
12 year old Jasmine Baker has been missing since Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Nottingham, Maryland. The 12 year old missing girl was last seen on Tuesday morning at about 7:30 when she left her home in the 4200 block of Soth Avenue and walking toward Perry Hall Middle School. According to accounts, the walk is a very short distance from Jasmine’s home to school; however, she never made it to the school. Jasmine’s mom, Tina Baker, said called the school when her daughter didn’t come home after school. The school stated, Jasmine was absent that day. WHAT? Do you mean in this day and age all schools do not call parents when a child is absent? This is a middle school.
Jasmine was last seen wearing blue jeans and a brown jacket. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall, about 175 pounds with blue eyes and long brown hair that has red and blonde streaks. The incident is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit.
Missing: Jasmine Baker
Police said Jasmine Baker was last seen around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday leaving her home in the 4200 block of Soth Avenue and walking toward Perry Hall Middle School, where she is a sixth-grade student.
Jasmine’s parents said their daughter usually takes a left onto Deborah Avenue and then crosses Joppa Road to get on school grounds.
“She just left for school, and everything was fine. She said goodbye to her mother and told her she loved her and never made it school,” said Jasmine’s dad, Robert Baker.
Jasmine was last seen wearing blue jeans and a brown jacket. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall, about 175 pounds with blue eyes and long brown hair that has red and blonde streaks. Police said she is known to be very active on social media.
The FBI said Wednesday it has joined the search for a missing 12-year-old girl from the Nottingham area of Baltimore County.
A North Carolina man has been charged with the kidnapping of a Perry Hall girl. Monday, he made his first court appearance where he is facing kidnapping and rape charges.
Thirty-two-year-old Victor Arroyo is being charged with kidnapping and first degree rape of 12-year-old Jasmine Baker. Arroyo spoke through a translator, saying, “I didn’t do nothing” and was then advised by the judge not to say anything else.
Police say the 12-year-old was known for communicating with older men on her iPod Touch and X-Box. Investigators were able to find Arroyo by tracking the girl’s internet activity. The FBI found Jasmine with Arroyo Friday and arrested him the following day.
Jasmine Leighlin Baker, a sixth-grader student at Perry Hall Middle School, was last seen at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when she left her home on the 4200 block of Soth Avenue to walk to school, police say.
When she did not return home in the afternoon, her mother called the school and was told the girl was absent that day.
If anyone has any information on Jasmine Baker’s whereabouts, please call police at 410-307-2020 or the FBI at 410-265-8080.
UPDATE III: Missing 12 Year-Old Jasmine Bakerl Found Safe In N.C.
A missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe.
Jasmine Baker–missing since Tuesday–was found alive, according to Baltimore County Police.
Authorities say Baker was located at 10:30 p.m. in Raleigh, North Carolina by federal officers. She appears unharmed.
Authorities say Baker was located at 10:30 p.m. in Raleigh, North Carolina by federal officers. She appears unharmed. FBI agents found her with a man, thanks to clues from her iPod and X-Box.
A missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe.
Jasmine Baker–missing since Tuesday–was found alive, according to Baltimore County Police.
She was taken to a nearby hospital for examination.
25 Year Old Jaimee Mendez Missing Since 11/6/14 in Swampscott, MA (Update: Last Seen with Level 3 Sex Offender Jason Fleury)
25 year old Jaimee Mendez has been missing since Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Jaimee Mendez is a Type 1 diabetic who is in need of her medication and cannot go for this many days as she has been missing without it. Also, according to her family, she is the mother of a severely autistic 5 year old boy. Her family stated that she would never leave him for this long. Making matters worse, the family says police found items, including shoes, believed to belong to Mendez in a dumpster behind a Lynn, Mass CVS.
Law enforcement officers from Swampscott, Lynn, Salem, state police and The North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council are involved in the search for Jaimee Mendez. A search in Salem around 11:49 Sunday morning was conducted in a wooded area behind Technology Way (Map).
Missing – Jaimee Mendez
Jaimee Mendez, 25, of Swampscott, has been missing since Thursday afternoon, according to family members.
Swampscott police confirmed they were searching for a missing 25-year-old Swampscott woman Sunday.
Officials said Mendez’s family reported her missing Saturday afternoon.
The Essex County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Sunday they were assisting in the search for Mendez.
Family members said police were searching a dumpster at CVS on Eastern Avenue in Lynn Sunday, where they found some of Mendez’s belongings.
Mendez’s family said they know who she was last seen with.
Twenty-five-year-old Jaimee Mendez of Swampscott was last heard from on Thursday. Family members say she called two friends, telling them she was with a male and felt uncomfortable.
“She was worried, she was freaked out, she was with this guy, he was acting weird, she wanted to get out of there,” said sister Alyssa Mendez. “The guy that she called went to pick her up and she never showed. And that’s it. That’s the last time anyone heard from her. Her phone’s been off, until they found her phone – they found her phone and her jacket, and her ID … in Salem.”
A missing 25-year-old Swampscott woman was last seen with a Level 3 sex offender, according to the missing woman’s sister and a law enforcement source.
The search continued today for Jaimee Mendez with police reporting no new breaks in the case.
Her sister, Alyssa Mendez, 27, told the Herald Jaimee was wary of being with the man they later learned is a Level 3 sex offender.
The sex offender who admitted being with missing Jaimee Mendez says, he doesn’t blame the family for looking for answers? Because a sex offender wouldn’t be the first place to look.
The level 3 sex offender who was reportedly the last person to see a missing Swampscott mother, said he has nothing to do with her disappearance.
The man said he last saw 25-year-old Jaimee Mendez walking away from his car during a drug deal.
The man told the Lynn Daily Item newspaper he didn’t blame the family for looking for answers.
Jason Fleury insisted he did not kill Jaimee Mendez. Fleury stated he had no motive to hurt her. He said the last saw the woman walking away from his car after a drug deal. He said he believes the drug supplier is the person who knows what happened to Mendez.
The Level 3 sex offender with whom a missing Swampscott woman was reportedly last seen said he had nothing to do with her disappearance and last saw the woman walking away from his car after a drug deal.
“I didn’t hurt the girl. She and I are friends; unfortunately a little mom is missing, and I’m a Level 3 sex offender,” the man, Jason Fleury, told The Item in an exclusive interview Thursday. “I don’t blame [the family] for being angry, they’ve got to take blame on somebody and a Level 3 sex offender is a hell of a target.”
Fleury, who has not been charged in connection with the incident and has not been identified as a suspect by police, agreed to an interview after being approached outside of Lynn Police Headquarters on Thursday where police confirmed he had met with an officer but would not specify the reason for the meeting. Fleury said he had been interviewed by various police agencies three times and gave the same story on each occasion.
Fleury acknowledged he was with Mendez the night of her alleged disappearance. He said that Mendez was the go-between for him and a heroin dealer and, on the night of her disappearance, he picked up Mendez at 5:30 or 6 p.m. to buy drugs.
Fleury said they took the same trip they had taken twice before: Fleury said he would pick Mendez up at her Swampscott residence and drive her to the area of a Rite Aid on Lewis Street in Lynn. She would call somebody to arrange the drug deal when they arrived at the store, although Fleury said Mendez used his cell phone to make calls on Nov. 6 because hers was running out of battery power. He would then allegedly give her the money and she would bring him drugs. Fleury said he last saw Mendez walking away from his car at approximately 6:30 or 7 p.m. on Nov. 6.
UPDATE IV: Criminal history of sex offender Jason Fleury:
As for a criminal record that includes 22 cases in Lynn since 2002, according to court records, Fleury said he is a heroin addict and “petty criminal,” but not violent. He said he was convicted in Virginia in 1997 when he was 18 for having sex with a 13-year-old girl, and that he was designated a Level 3 sex offender after a conviction in 2007 for failing to register in Massachusetts. (The 1997 conviction is recorded on the sex offender registry website but does not cite the age of the victim). Fleury served six months in a house of correction for the 2007 conviction, according to a spokesperson for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.
As Massachusetts State Police divers searched a pond along Route 107 in Lynn Tuesday, the family of a missing Swampscott woman said they believe she is dead.
Divers were looking for evidence connected to her disappearance at Floating Bridge Pond near the Salem line.
17 year old Jaid Marx has been missing since Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Zumbrota, Minnesota. Jaid Marx was last seen on October 30th leaving her job at the Coffee Mill in Zumbrota. The Zumbrota Police Department is searching for a missing 17 year-old girl after her parents filed a missing person report when she failed to return home from work on Oct. 30.
Jaid Marx was last seen on Oct. 30, leaving her job at the Coffee Mill in Zumbrota. Her bosses say that night, nothing seemed out of the ordinary.
Marx is described as 5-foot-6, about 150 pounds with blue eyes and long red hair. She was last seen getting into a nearby darker car with all four of the hubcaps either removed or painted black. The make and model of the car is not known at this time.
Police say they believe she could be in the Lake City area or in Wisconsin.
They say Marx lives just three blocks from the restaurant and usually walks to and from her job. Jaid reportedly had conversations with her boss before she left her shift Thursday and they told each other they would see each other the next day. Jaid has never missed work.
Surveillance video shows someone picked her up in a car, dark in color, with all four hub caps missing or black wheels.
Jaid does not have a cell phone.
A girl matching her description was reportedly seen at Fiesta Foods in Lake City. Sgt. Bill Weist of the Lake City Police Department said officers viewed store surveillance video and the reported sighting is unconfirmed.
If any one has any information regarding the whereabouts of Jaid Marx, please contact the Zumbrota Police Department at 507-732-5219 or the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office at 651-385-3155.
AMBER ALERT Issued in Ardmore, OK for 7 Year Old Lacy Steudeman Missing Since 11/8/14 … Kidnapped by White Male Suspect in a Silver PT Cruiser (Update: Amber Alert Cancelled – Young Girl Found)(Update: Suspect Fount Duston Arrested, Charged with Rape)
AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR ALL OKLAHOMA FOR MISSING LACY STEUDEMAN …
An AMBER ALERT has been issued by Ardmore police Saturday in Oklahoma for 7 year old Lacy Steudeman who was abducted from her home Saturday night, November 8, 2014 by an unknown male. The suspect is described as a tall, skinny white man with short straight hair wearing tight-fitting blue jeans, who forced Lacy Steudeman into a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser in the 800 block of H Street NW of Ardmore.
Missing and Abducted - 7 Year Old Lacy Steudeman
Police said Steudeman was last seen being forced into a silver PT Cruiser by an unknown male suspect in the 800 block of H Street NW in Ardmore on Saturday.
Steudeman was described as a fair complected girl with two front teeth partially grown in. She was last seen wearing blue jean capri-style pants, light blue tie-dye shirt, a navy blue hooded sweatshirt with a zipper in the front and “Old Navy” across the front.
She had on purple and pink Converse low top shoes.
If you have any information about the child’s whereabouts please contact the Ardmore Police Department at 580-223-1212
Ardmore Police Department has cancelled an Amber Alert Saturday night for 7-year-old Lacy Steudeman.
“The juvenile has been located and is in our custody,” the police department announced at 9:50 a.m.
The seven year old girl abducted from her home in Ardmore, OK was found by police earlier today; however, according to reports, the human POS who kidnapped her is being charged with first-degree rape and kidnapping. Fount Duston was arrested this morning and is currently in police custody. Skip the trial and fry the bastard!
KOCO is no longer identifying the Amber Alert victim because the suspect is expected to be charged with first-degree rape and kidnapping. Ardmore Police said Fount Duston was arrested in Marietta at 9:40 a.m. after the girl and the suspect were found at a home.
Police said a tip from the public led them to the Duston and girl.
The girl was in good condition, but was being checked out at a medical facility, according to police.
Duston was taken to the Carter County Jail.
16 Year Old Lilly Neff Missing Since 11/8/14 in Hico, WV (Update: Missing Fayette County Teen Located Safe)
16 year old Lilly Neff of Ansted, WV has been missing since early Saturday morning from the Mountaineer Cabin Rentals in Hico, West Virginia. According to reports, Lilly left about 4:00 a.m. to walk to a family member’s home in the Danese area. Lilly Neff hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Correct me if I am wrong but isn’t Hico and Danese well over 30 miles apart?
Description, Lilly Neff:
- white 16 year old female
- medium-length blonde hair
- brown eyes
- She has a mole on her left cheek
- She is approximately 5-07 and weighs approximately 145 pounds
- She was last seen wearing jeans, a tye-dyed shirt cut to expose her stomach and some type of a jacket.
Missing: Lilly Neff
At approximately 4:00 am on Saturday, November 8, 2014 Lilly Neff, age 16, from Ansted, WV, was at the Mountaineer Cabin Rentals in Hico when she left this rental cabin, reportedly to walk to a relative’s home in the Danese area. She has not been seen since that time and none of her family has had any contact with her.
She is described as a white female, 16 years old, with medium-length blonde hair and brown eyes. She has a mole on her left cheek. She is approximately 5-07 and weighs approximately 145 pounds. She was last seen wearing jeans, a tye-dyed shirt cut to expose her stomach and some type of a jacket.
If you have any information regarding Lilly Neff, please call the Fayette County 911 Center at (304) 574-3590. You can also submit information through the department’s Facebook page, “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.”
UPDATE I: Missing Fayette County teen located Safe.
Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler reported Monday night Lilly Neff had been located in another state and authorities were hoping to reunite with her Ansted family.
There are many unanswered questions about her disappearance. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the teen who is a student at Midland Trail High School.
“Any community that has a child that is missing is devastated,” said Midland Trail Assistant Principal Dawn Dooley.
Dooley could not say anything about the investigation or talk about any specific student. However, she said the school has been a base of operations for a number of search efforts organized by the local community.
Charles “Chase” Merritt Charged With 4 Counts of Murder in the Deaths of McStay Family (Joseph, Summer & Their Two Children Gianni and Joseph) (VIDEO)
ARREST FINALLY MADE IN THE MCSTAY MURDERS …
57 year old Charles “Chase” Merritt was arrested Wednesday, November 5th in Chatsworth, California and charged in the murders of the McStay family. Merrit was charged with 4 counts of murder in the deaths of Joseph and Summer McStay and their two small children, 4 year old Gianni and 3 year old Joseph. Merritt was a business partner of Joseph McStay’s. According to the LA Times, Merritt had a prior criminal history. He appeared in court Friday but his arraignment was postponed until Wednesday, there was no bail was set. According to Sheriff John McMahon of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office, the cause of death of the McStay family was “blunt force trauma” and that the murders took place inside the McSaty residence in Fall Brook.
The McStay family went missing on February 2, 2010. Their remains were discovered by motorcyclist in a shallow grave between Quarry Road near Highway 15 in the Mojave desert outside Victorville, CA in November 2013.
Charles “Chase” Merritt is charged with four counts of murder in the deaths of Joseph and Summer McStay and their two small boys, San Bernardino County, California, District Attorney Michael Ramos told reporters at a news conference.
Merritt, 57, was arrested Wednesday without incident in Chatsworth, California, Detective Chris Fisher said.
Police say they believe the family died of “blunt force trauma” inside their home north of San Diego, but they declined to discuss specifics of the deaths or a motive.
Merritt, who was a business partner of Joseph McStay’s, appeared in court Friday but his arraignment was postponed until Wednesday. No bail was set.
Detectives Arrest Charles Ray Merritt in Connection with the McStay Family Murders
For more information, read updates, others opinions and analysis, and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons and Crime Forum: McStay Family of 4 missing in So California-Missing since 2/04/10.
Sad, sad news to report …
Robert Cooke, the father of missing Rachel Cooke, has passed away after battling a long-term illness. Robert Cooke died Wednesday in Austin, Texas, he was only 59. His daughter Rachel Cooke went missing in January 2002, near her Georgetown home when she went out for a jog near her parents’ home but never returned. Mr. Cooke never stopped looking for his beloved daughter Rachel. Robert kept a fathers promise to his daughter until the end. On a personal note, I met Robert Cooke when searching for Natalee Holloway in Aruba and in fact we were roommates. We spent many nights talking and he told me about his daughters disappearance and I could hear in his words his love, dedication and desire to never give up the fight to find Rachel. What a nice, nice man. I will never forget our talks, sharing your personal insights of a father and giving me an understanding of what real strengths and dedication truly is. God bless you Robert Cooke, and may the peace of the Lord be with you.
Robert Cooke became very active in missing persons’ causes. He held women’s self-defense classes all over Central Texas, and Cooke helped search for many missing people.
“On the day Rachel disappeared, Robert [Cooke] made a promise to her that he would never stop looking for her, and he kept that promise,” according to his obituary.
On January 10, 2002, 19-year-old Rachel Cooke was visiting her family while on break from college.
She was running in the Northlake subdivision, northwest of Georgetown, and last seen between 11 and 11:30 in the morning, along Neches Trail, just 200 yards away from her parents’ home.
Her father, Robert, passed away at 7 a.m. after fighting an illness for several months.
“The fact that Robert was not able to die knowing what happened to Rachel is very upsetting to us,” said Elaine.
Hettenhausen says the family is waiting for the right tip they knows is out there.
Funeral arrangements are below:
Visitation – Friday, November 7, from 4-7pm at Cook-Walden Capital Parks, 14501 N. IH 35, Pflugerville, TX
Services – Saturday, November 8 @1pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 4010 Williams Drive, Georgetown
Robert has asked that those who attend wear blue or red because they are “bright colors.”
In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Robert with a donation to a missing person organization. These are dear to his heart: The CUE Center for Missing Person, PO Box 12714, Wilmington, NC, 28405 – Project Jason, PO Box 59054, Renton, WA or texasequusearch.org.
There is still a $50,000 reward for reliable information leading to the return or location of Rachel Cooke or to the identity of any person involved in her disappearance. If you have any information, please call Williamson County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-253-7867, or visit wilcocrimetips.org.
Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmedearly Thursday that the remains found in Palmdale, California have been positively identified as Fox movie executive Gavin Smith. The remains were found by hikers in a rural area of Palmdale on October 26. Gavin Smith has been missing since May 1, 2012, when he was last seen between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday leaving a friend’s house in Oak Park, CA. On March 15, 2014 the LA County Sheriff’s Department found the Mercedes-Benz registered to Gavin Smith at a Simi Valley storage facility. The storage facility was linked to John Creech who is currently in-custody at Men’s Central Jail on an unrelated narcotics conviction. Smith had a relationship with Creech’s wife.
Two and a half years after he disappeared, the body of missing Fox executive Gavin Smith has been found, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The remains were discovered on Oct. 26 by hikers in a rural area of Palmdale, according to Nicole Nishida with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
They were later positively identified as the 57-year-old husband and father.
The autopsy results were not finalized and the cause of death had not been determined, Nishida said.
Mexican Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his Wife Maria de los Angeles Pineda Arrested in Case of Missing 43 Students
Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda were arrested Tuesday morning at a house they had rented in Mexico City’s Iztapalapa neighborhood. The couple is believed to have ordered an attack that killed six people and left 43 students missing in September. The question still remains following the arrest, where are the 43 students who haven’t been seen being taken away by officers after the deadly attack by police in Iguala on September 26?
Federal police seized Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, in a raid before dawn in Iztapalapa, a working-class neighborhood of the capital. It was a steep fall from their reign of wealth and power as the mayor and first lady of Iguala, a town in southern Guerrero state where the students from a teachers’ college went missing Sept. 26, allegedly at the hands of police and a drug cartel.
A Mexican mayor characterized as a “probable mastermind” in the mass abduction of 43 students has been taken into custody as authorities have tracked down a top target who eluded them for weeks — even if they still haven’t managed to locate the missing.
Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda — dubbed “the imperial couple” by local media for how they presided over their southern Mexican city — were detained early Tuesday morning at a house they had rented in Mexico City’s Iztapalapa neighborhood. They did not resist arrest, authorities said.
The couple had been staying in a house that appeared to be abandoned, and investigators first got suspicious when they saw a woman repeatedly entering and leaving the building, Mexican Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam told reporters. That woman, Noemí Berumen Rodríguez, was arrested alongside the mayor and his wife. Authorities accused her of concealing the couple.
Their capture, which Mexican Federal Police spokesman Jose Ramon Salinas reported on his Twitter account, signals a major milestone in the high-profile case.