21 Year Old University of Maryland Student Kaitlyn George Missing Since 11/10/16 in College Park, MD

21 year old University of Maryland coed Kaitlyn George has been missing since November 10, 2016 in College Park, Maryland.  She’s described as 5’3 120 pounds, last seen wearing a green jacket, black leggings and a black and white backpack. Her family says she was supposed to go camping Thursday with her boyfriend but never showed up. Kaitlyn George was last seen by her roommates at Allegany Hall Thursday afternoon around 4:00 p.m.

Kaitlyn George missing

The search continues for a missing student at the University of Maryland, 21-year-old Kaitlyn George. Police and family are pleading for the public’s help to find her.

Detectives are interviewing her friends and potential witnesses. Her family says she was supposed to go camping Thursday with her boyfriend but never showed up.

“It is out of character she’s a responsible young lady. She takes leadership training she got certified in outdoor rescue last summer,” said Jeanine Bryde, George’s Aunt.

George, who’s from New Jersey, was last spotted Thursday afternoon around 4:00 p.m.

Police say the 21-year-old student was last seen at Allegany Hall on the south side of campus, heading towards the Eppley Rec Center. Her family says she was being harassed before she went missing, but police don’t suspect foul play.

If anyone has any information regarding the missing Kaitlyn George , please contact University of Maryland Police Department at 301-405-3555.

UPDATE I: This is a security camera image of Kaitlyn George leaving Allegany Hall around 4:42 p.m. on Nov. 10 with a camping backpack and a pink bag.

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Posted November 12, 2016 by
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Two Des Moines, Iowa Police Officers Killed in Apparent Ambush Attacks … Suspects Still At Large

POLICE LIVES MATTER!!!

WHO-TV is reporting that two police officers were killed overnight in what is being called as an “ambush-style attack” in Des Moines, Iowa. The incident started at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday with a report of shots fired near 70th and Aurora. The first officer who arrived at that scene found an Urbandale police officer suffering from a gunshot wound. About 20 minutes later, a Des Moines police officer was found shot at the intersection of Merle Hay Road and Sheridan Drive. The names of the officers who were killed have not been released at this time in order to contact and notify their families first. So far, there has been no information about a potential suspect or suspects released by police. There have been no information on a suspect and no arrests have been made at this time.

VIDEO – ABC Action News

Two metro police officers are dead following what is being called an “ambush-style attack” and police say there is a “clear and present danger to police officers right now.”

According to Des Moines police the incident started at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday with a report of shots fired near 70th and Aurora. The first officer who arrived at that scene found an Urbandale police officer in his patrol vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound. Twenty minutes later a Des Moines police officer was found shot in his patrol vehicle at the intersection of Merle Hay Road and Sheridan Drive. Both officers have died from their wounds.

VIDEO – AP

Des Moines Police are describing the shootings as ambush-style attacks.

At an early morning news conference Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department called the attacks a “cowardly act.” He also said, “Somebody out there is shooting police officers. We hope we find him before anybody else gets hurt, we definitely don’t want any of the public, in the community to get hurt but there is a clear and present danger to police officers right now.”

UPDATE I: Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek discusses the ambush … “There is a clear and present danger to police officers right now.”

As of a 5 a.m. press conference, police were still notifying the family members of the slain officers and planned to withhold the officers’ names, years of service and other details until later in the day, Parizek said.

Streets at both shooting scenes are closed as officers investigate, and classes have been canceled at Urbandale schools today. In Urbandale, the intersection of 70th Street and Aurora Avenue is closed, and in Des Moines, Merle Hay Road is closed between Urbandale Avenue and Hickman Road.

Police had no information on suspects as of 5 a.m. They could not say how many shots were fired or how many people may have been shooting.

Amber Alert Issued for Missing 4 Year Old Central Florida Rebecca Lewis (Update: Missing Florida Girl Found in Memphis, TN … Suspect West Wild Hogs Arrested)

An AMBER Alert has been issued for 4 year old Rebecca Lewis from Lakeland, Florida who was taken from her home Saturday morning by 31-year-old West Hogs. Saturday, surveillance footage captured 4-year-old Rebecca Lewis and a man named West Wild Hogs filling up at a gas station in Forsythe, Georgia. West Wild Hogs is 5 feet 8 inches tall, 220 pounds, with red hair, and blue-green eyes. He has a scar on the left side of his head in the shape of the letter “L” and a tattoo of a blue cross and a Chinese symbol.

Rebecca Lewis

Investigators are searching for a 4-year-old central Florida girl who they say was taken by a longtime family friend.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release the pair was spotted at a gas station in Forsythe, Georgia, on Saturday evening. They were in a car with a stolen Alabama license plate.

Investigators say 31-year-old West Hogs showed up at the family’s home Saturday morning and left with Rebecca Lewis. The girl’s 16-year-old sister says she saw Rebecca sleeping about 9 a.m. but when she woke up again 45 minutes later, the little girl was gone.

Monday morning, WFTS-TV in Tampa received information that the two were spotted at a state park near the Tennessee-Kentucky border, headed north on Interstate 75.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of either Rebecca Lewis or Wild West Hogs, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 or 911.

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UPDATE I: TBI issues East Tennessee AMBER Alert for 4-year-old girl

Rebecca Lewis is 3-feet-tall, weights 30 pounds, has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a pink dress.

Officials believe she is with West Wild Hogs, a 5-foot-8, 31-year-old male who weighs 220 pounds and has red hair. You can recognize him by an “L” shaped scar on the left side of his head and a tattoo of a blue cross and another of a Chinese symbol.

Police say Hogs is an old family friend and hadn’t seen Rebecca in years. Authorities say he took her Saturday morning. Hogs is facing kidnapping charges.

Authorities believe the two are traveling in a 2012, silver Nissan Versa with an Alabama handicap tag number 4JL26. The vehicle has a magnetic animal rescue paw on the driver side portion of the trunk.

UPDATE II: Amber Alert: Missing girl, abductor possibly spotted in Tennessee

A Lakeland girl and the family friend who authorities say kidnapped her were possibly spotted Sunday night in northeast Tennessee.

A ranger at Cove Lake State Park in Campbell County, Tenn. reported seeing a man and child matching the descriptions of 4-year-old Rebecca Lewis and West Wild Hogs, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE III: 4 Year Old Rebecca Lewis Found Safe in Memphis, TN.

A missing 4-year-old central Florida girl was recovered in Tennessee on Monday, and the man who took her is in custody, authorities said.

Rebecca Lewis and West Wild Hogs, 31, were located in Memphis, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on its Twitter page.

Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said police received a call from the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis at 12:57 p.m. A security official at the hospital told police that an employee recognized the man and the girl mentioned in the Amber Alert out of Florida, Rudolph said.

When police pulled up to the hospital, they saw the car mentioned in the Amber Alert pulling out of the parking garage, Rudolph said. Officers stopped the car in the parking lot and found the man and the girl inside.

Remains ID’d of North Carolina Teen Erica Parsons Who Went Missing in 2011 … Found in South Carolina

The remains were found in the Pageland Mount Croghan area of Chesterfield County Tuesday was that of Erica Parsons who went missing in 2011. The North Carolina girl was last seen in November 2011, but her family didn’t report her missing until July 2013. At the time, she was just 13 years old. Both parents are currently incarcerated in federal prison on numerous counts, including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the government, among others. Erica Parsons found buried in rural South Carolina.

Erica Parsons

Human remains found in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, are confirmed to be those of missing teen Erica Parsons, according to officials, CBS affiliate WBTV reports.

The remains were found in the Pageland Mount Croghan area of Chesterfield County Tuesday. Family members told WBTV they were asked to go to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on Friday.

According to a release from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office they, along with the FBI, obtained leads in August of 2016 that Erica was “more than likely deceased.” On September 27, the release states, the remains were located. They were then sent to the NC Medical Examiner’s Office and were identified as the young girl.

Investigators have not said how the remains were located, or indicated how Parsons may have died.

Parsons was reported missing from Rowan County in July of 2013, but had reportedly not been seen for two years prior to that time.

Parsons was reported missing by her adoptive brother, Jamie Parsons, who said she had not been seen since November 2011. Parsons was reportedly adopted by Sandy and Casey Parsons at birth.

Jamie Parsons told investigators he asked his parents where Erica was and they said they had gone to Asheville to take Erica to her grandmother’s residence. He said he has not seen Erica since.

UPDATE I: Both parents are incarcerated in federal prison on numerous counts.

I guess we can add murder to the list as well.

Erica’s adoptive parents, Sandy and Casey Parsons, initially told authorities they had last seen their daughter when she went to a relative’s house – but investigators later determined they were lying, according to WCNC.

Both parents are incarcerated in federal prison on numerous counts, including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the government, among others.

Prosecutors in a May 2015 trial said the Parsons continued to claim Erica as a dependent for tax purposes for almost two years before she was finally reported missing.

11 Year Old Emily Dowdle Missing Since 9/27/16 in Catawba County, NC (Update: Found Safe)

11 year old Emily Dowdle has been missing since Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Catawba County, North Carolina after getting off her school bus. Emily has not been seen since she got off the school bus in front of her house around 2:15 p.m. When her parents came home, she was gone

Search crews are continuing to look for a missing 11-year-old girl in Catawba County, North Carolina.

Emily Dowdle, who attends Catawba Elementary School, has been missing since she got home from school Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Dowdle got off the school bus in front of her house around 2:15 p.m. But when her parents came home, she was gone.

Search crews are using flashlights and bloodhounds to canvass the area.

Dowdle is described as being 4’11” with long light brown hair, hazel eyes, and wears dark-framed glasses. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and capri jeans.

If you have seen Emily or know any information, you are asked to call the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-3112.

UPDATE I: Missing 11-year-old North Carolina girl found safe.

The missing 11-year-old Catawba County girl has been found safe. She walked out of the woods behind her home Wednesday night, officials said.

A spokesperson for the FBI said shortly before 10 p.m. that Emily Dowdle was “located within the last half hour in a wooded area near her home.”

“She is safe, will be checked out by medics,” the spokesperson said. “Our thanks go out to hundreds of law enforcement, fire fighters, and other first responders.”

Additional details will be released most likely Thursday morning, the spokesperson added.

Posted September 29, 2016 by
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