Missing Tennessee Teen, 14 Year Old Hayleigh Wilson Found with 41 Year Old Sex Offender Benjamin Shook Found in Smyth County, VA
The search is finally over for missing Tennessee teen, 14 year old Hayleigh Wilson.
The AMBER ALERT for missing 14 year old Haleigh Wilson has been canceled. 14 year old Hayleigh Wilson and sex offender, 41-year-old Benjamin Shook, have been located by the U.S. Marshal Service in Smyth County, Virginia Tuesday morning. Both have been taken to the sheriffs office in Marion. Hayleigh Wilson has been missing since June 22, 2015 when she took her father’s 2004 Ford Explorer and drove off to pick up Benjamin Shook. The 41 year old Shook has a long criminal history, including sexual battery and exploitation. He served 10 years in prison and was released in September 2014. According to the police, Shook was registered once as a sex offender, but did not update his info.
A news conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with further updates.
Police say 14-year-old Hayleigh Wilson and 41-year-old Benjamin Shook were located by the U.S. Marshal Service in Smyth County Tuesday morning.
The teen went missing from her home back in June. Local, state and federal officers helped in the search which spanned over several counties in Southwest Virginia – on the ground and in the air.
Both Wilson and Shook have been taken to the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office located in Marion, Virginia.
Maybe this time the authorities can lock this SOB away for good and get this child predator off the streets. Obviously he is not going to stop his child raping ways and does not even bother to update his status as a sex offender. What ever little good that does. Enough is enough, this perv has been given enough chances. We might also want to look into what troubled life that this 14 year old girl has who thought running off with a 41 year old man was a good idea.
35 year old Crystal Rogers has been missing since Friday, July 3, 2015 in Bardstown, Kentucky. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office continues the search for the missing Bardstown woman and is asking for the public’s help in finding her. The police found her car abandoned with a flat tire Friday night along the Bluegrass Parkway near exit 10, with her keys and personal belongings were still inside.
Officials say Crystal Rogers was last seen on Friday afternoon. Police found her car abandoned with a flat tire Friday night along the Bluegrass Parkway near exit 10. Rogers keys and personal belongings were still inside.
Crystal Rogers is a 35-year-old white female, 5’9″ tall 150 lbs. with blonde, shoulder length hair. Rogers is from Bardstown, Ky.
The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a missing person investigation on Crystal M Rogers.
Crystal’s vehicle was located on the Bluegrass Parkway near the 14 mile marker West Bound by family. The vehicle is a maroon 2007 four door Chevrolet. It was abandoned at the 14 mile marker with a flat tire. The vehicle was left with its keys and Crystals personal belongings.
She was last seen by her boyfriend on Friday afternoon.
The family is very concerned and states that it is not like her to not be in touch.
If you know her whereabouts or have seen her please contact the Nelson County Sheriffs Department or Nelson Country Dispatch at 502-348-3211.
The sister of a Kentucky woman last seen more than a week ago believes her live-in boyfriend knows something about her disappearance, despite him denying involvement and police saying he has been extremely cooperative with investigators.
Crystal Rogers was last seen by Brooks Houck, her live-in boyfriend, on July 3, according to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky. Her sister, Brooke Ballard, said she has questioned Houck’s claims that Rogers, 35, stayed up late that night and was gone when he awoke the next morning.
“The stories just don’t add up. You just don’t go to bed one night and not know she’s gone and then not worry when she left the baby,” said Ballard. “He has not offered once to search — or help — or do anything for the family.”
Houck said he had nothing to do with the disappearance of Rogers, a mother of five including his 2-year-old son. He took a polygraph test and told HLN’s Nancy Grace the results were inconclusive.
UPDATE III: Organized search held for missing Bardstown woman.
Even though Crystal Rogers was last seen two weeks ago, the search to find her has not slowed down. Family, friends and complete strangers have been searching every day.
With camp set up on Kentucky 49 near the Avon Fogle Bridge for days, volunteers came to sign up and help look for the missing mother of five.
“If this was my daughter, I would want any volunteers I could get to help,” said volunteer Mary Mattingly.
Many having been coming in from out of state after hearing about Crystal’s story.
“We can’t express with words what it means to us,” said Crystal’s mother Sherry Ballard.
Cadaver dogs from Florida joined the search covering 80 acres in three hours.
“And the terrain around here is hilly, rocky, wet, it’s tough,” said Mike Gordey with Bring Them Home Search and Rescue.
Family members say several hundred people have been searching since last Saturday, covering Nelson and surrounding counties. Underwater cameras will be used in the search this weekend. Crystal’s dad Tommy Ballard said if the conditions are right, divers will be utilized as well.
Two people are missing and 3 are dead following a pontoon boat accident on the Ohio River. According to authorities, 10 people were believed to be aboard the boat and that four were rescued after the accident shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. The pontoon boat hit the Clark Memorial Bridge and capsized in the Ohio River. The incident was reported around 9:30 PM on July 4 just as crowds had gathered up and down the waterfront to watch the Independence Day fireworks. Four people were rescued, 3 of the those sent to hospitals are at Korsair Children’s Hospital and are believed to be in stable condition. The fourth was sent to University Hospital and is in unknown condition.
Kentucky authorities say three people were killed and three remain missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit the Clark Memorial Bridge and capsized in the Ohio River.
Louisville Fire Department spokesman Capt. Salvador Melendez told The Associated Press on Sunday that 10 people were believed to be aboard the boat and that four were rescued after the accident shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday.
Melendez said the fatalities include two adults and one child. He said a child is also considered to be among the missing.
He said the current of the Ohio River was too swift to send dive teams into the water, leaving crews left to search for the missing on the surface of the water.
“The water is very rapid. We’re unable to put divers in the water due to the current. So we are continuing a search on the surface only using the air unit and things of that nature,” said Louisville Fire Chief Greg Frederick.
The first call to dispatchers came in around 9:28 p.m. as thousands gathered along Waterfront Park for the 4th of July festivities.
A helicopter could be seen above the bridge searching for the missing people just before the fireworks started Saturday evening.
Rescue teams resumed their search at 9 a.m. Sunday with officials locating debris near a New Albany boat ramp.
A man and a 14-year-old boy are dead and three people were missing today after a boat capsized on the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky, officials said.
Nine people were on board when the accident occurred Saturday night, Louisville Fire Chief Gregory Frederick said.
Four people were rescused but three people — two adults and one child — were still missing today, Frederick said. Rescue crews were searching the river for them today, the Coast Guard said.
The group rented a pontoon boat around 8 p.m. Saturday, officials said, and the accident was reported just before 9:30 p.m.
A responding fire boat found the pontoon capsized and pinned underneath a work barge.
6 Month Old Ember Graham Missing Since 7/1/15 From Her Crib in Happy Valley, CA (Update: Matthew Graham, Father Named Person of Interest)
6 month old Ember Graham has been missing since Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Happy Valley, California. According to the Shasta County Sheriff’s office, Ember Graham was last seen inside a home on Noosha Lane around 10:30 p.m. in the Happy Valley and Anderson area. The 6 month old baby was reported missing at 5:26 AM when her father, Matthew Graham, went to check on her and found an empty crib. Ember suffers from a seizure disorder and officials say she is “at risk” and in need of medication.
Missing – 6 month old Ember Graham
Ember Graham was reportedly last seen Wednesday night inside her home in Happy Valley, about 150 miles north of Sacramento. Her father Matthew Graham said he went to check on her around 5:30 Thursday morning, and found her crib empty, reports the station.
The disappearance is considered “suspicious,” Lt. Dave Kent of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office told the Record-Searchlight.
Police are interviewing the child’s family members, including Matthew Graham and the girl’s mother Jamie Graham. According to the station, police say that everyone contacted has been cooperative.
Matthew Graham was booked into the Shasta County Jail Friday on an unrelated probation violation, reports the paper. He’s reportedly being held without bail.
Matthew Graham, father of baby Ember Graham, has been named a “person of interest” in her disappearance, according to Shasta County Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Kent.
Kent said no other person of interest has been identified in the case. Ember’s mother, Jamie Lee Graham, is cooperating, he said.
“We have very limited information,” Kent said.
As reported earlier, Matthew Graham has been in Shasta County Jail on a probation violation, and is being held without bail. He was the first to report the baby missing from her crib a little after 5 a.m. Thursday morning.
Kent said the violation stems from DUI and forgery cases. During questioning, Matthew Graham gave investigators information that he took medication that had not been disclosed to his probation officer, which is a violation of conditions, Kent said.
UPDATE II: Sheriff: Missing baby Ember most likely not alive.
Monday marks the fifth day search and rescue teams from all over California have been searching for missing 6-month-old Ember Sky Graham.
Ember was reported missing from her crib early Thursday morning by her father, Matthew Graham, who is a person of interest in the disappearance of the baby.
Almost 80 volunteers from statewide search and rescue teams and 60 family members searched the countryside on Monday for the six-month-old. The search efforts are concentrated in the area of Clear Creek Road in Happy Valley.
Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said given the time that has passed and the heat over the last five days, they are looking to recover the body of baby Ember to see if there’s any “recoverable evidence there.”
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Ember Graham, please contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135.
Missing Maricopa, Arizona Couple, 44 Year Old Michael Careccia & 42 Year Old Tina Careccia, Bodies Found … Jose Valenzuela Arrested & Charged with First Degree Murder
The bodies of missing 44 year old Michael Careccia and his wife, 42 year old Tina Careccia have been found in Maricopa, Arizona. The bodies were found on the property of 38 year old Jose Valenzuela in a 6 foot grave. Valenzuela reportedly confessed to the crime and has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is being held on a $2 million cash bond. Valenzuela reportedly shot the victims with a .22 caliber handgun. Valenzuela claims that he and the couple have been acquainted for the past two years and used methamphetamine together. Michael Careccia and Tina Careccia went missing on 6/22/15. Investigators said Valenzuela brought meth to the couple’s home the day before they went missing, Father’s Day. Then they went to Valenzuela’s home later that day and Valenzuela brandished a weapon during a fight. Of course this is the comments of a man facing two counts of first degree murder. A toxicology will have to be done to confirm any of his comments.
A missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine at the time, authorities said Thursday.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Jose Valenzuela, 38, acknowledged killing Michael Careccia, 44, and his wife, Tina, 42.
“Essentially he confessed,” Babeu said at a news conference.
Valenzuela has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is being held on a $2 million cash bond.
According to Babeu, Valenzuela was found with a .22 caliber revolver that authorities believe is the murder weapon.
Two bodies were recovered from Valenzuela’s property and identified as the couple, authorities said. The grave was not noticeable initially because the suspect had piled other debris and materials on top of it, Babeu added.
Jose Valenzuela claims a fight broke out after he had provided drugs to the couple. Read the story and see if it makes any sense or was Jose on meth at the time he confessed to authorities?
Valenzuela claimed he brought Michael and Tina Careccia the drug on June 21 and attended a Father’s Day party at the Carrecias’ home, Babeu said.
“Sometime later that evening … they went over to Valenzuela’s home, and something happened, a fight ensued and that’s when he brandished a weapon,” Babeu told reporters.
Valenzuela allegedly used a .22-caliber revolver to kill the couple. He shot Michael Careccia first, and then shot Tina Careccia sometime later, Babeu said. Investigators believe Valenzuela was high on drugs at the time of the killings.
The bodies were kept on the property, possibly in a shed, until Valenzuela borrowed a backhoe from an acquaintance and buried them in a six-foot deep grave, and their car was moved to a location away from the home, Babeu said.
15 Year Old Katie Golden Missing Since 6/25/15 in Tampa, FL (South Tampa Girl Returned Home to her Family)
15 year old Katie Golden has been missing since June 25, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. Katie was last seen at 11 PM on June 25 at her home. She was reported missing the following morning. The authorities believe she run away from home. Katie is described as 4’11″, 95-pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Case 1250584.
Katie Golden, age 15, was last seen at 11 p.m. on June 25 at her home in Tampa. Her parents reported her missing the next morning, according to Tampa Police Department Detective Christopher Smith, who says a case has been opened.
Smith said that it appears as though Golden intentionally left on her own sometime the evening of June 25. Smith did not know if she was with anyone when she left. “You never know with juveniles,” Smith said. Golden’s family has created a Facebook page with the hope it will help bring her home. They also passed out flyers on Monday evening.
Katie Golden is 4 ft, 11 inches tall, she weighs 90 lbs and has blue eyes and blonde hair.
Facebook: Help bring home Katie.
If you have information about her whereabouts call Tampa Police at (813) 231-6130 regarding case number 15-365946 or call private investigator Ed Busquet at 888-854-8936.
A 15-year-old South Tampa girl came home to her family Thursday night after being missing for more than a week.
Katie Golden went missing the night of June 25, and is believed to have run away from home, Tampa police said.
Her parents set up a Facebook page titled “Help Bring Home Katie”, and around 8:30 p.m. posted that he had returned home “with the help of PI Monica Rodriguez, Tampa PD and a huge amount of favors and love from family and friends.”
29 Year Old Amanda Waller Missing Since 6/25/15 While Snorkeling Along Cas Abou Beach in Curacao (Update: Husband Believes his Wife is Dead)
29 year old Amanda Waller has been missing since Thursday, June 25, 2015 while she was snorkeling with her husband and friends along Cas Abou Beach in the Caribbean island of Curacao. When the snorkeling group returned to shore about 20 minutes later, they realized that Waller was missing. Days of searching by the Coast Guard and volunteer divers have turned up no clues. There have been searches in the water and on the land as it is not known whether Amanda Waller from Katy, Texas made it to shore or not.
Anthony Waller told KHOU that his sister-in-law, Amanda Waller, 29, was snorkeling with her husband and friends along Cas Abou Beach around 3 p.m. Thursday, June 25, when she went missing.
Matt Myers, who was part of that snorkeling group, told KHOU that after snorkeling and taking pictures in the water, one of the women became tired and began swimming to shore.
He says a couple minutes later, Amanda Waller began swimming after her.
However, when the group returned to shore about 20 minutes later, they realized that Waller was missing.
After an unsuccessful search in the water, Myers says they called the Coast Guard, who arrived within 30 minutes to begin the search.
VIDEO below of snorkeling not related to this case but to provide context of what it looks like. The water appears to be calm and extremely clear. It is hard to imagine one could not find a person in such water.
A missing-person alert on the GoFundMe page urges people to call police or the U.S. Embassy if they see Waller.
After a week of searching and praying, the victim’s husband posted an update on the gofundme website that read: “Thank you everyone for all the love and support during this tragic event. It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that based on the conditions of my wife disappearance it is concluded that she passed away on June 25, 2015. Her memory and love still lives within heart of the many lives she touch.”
17 Year Old Mikayla Allen-Collins Missing Since 6/14/5 in Loveland, CO (Update: Missing Loveland Teenager Located)
17 year old Mikayla Allen-Collins has been missing since June 14, 2015 in Loveland, Colorado.
Mikayla Allen-Collins, who is 5-foot-3 with blue eyes and blonde hair, has been missing since June 14. Loveland Police believe that she might still be in the area, but released no further information.
According to the Help Find Mikayla Allen-Collins Now page on Facebook, the teenager was “known to be in Windsor with Jennifer Gray and James Hanson near 1st and Main.” It is unclear who those people are and what relation they have to Allen-Collins.
If you have any information, you’re asked to call Loveland Police at 970-667-2151.
UPDATE I: Missing Loveland teenager located.
Loveland police has located Mikayla Allen-Collins, the 17-year-old Loveland girl who had been missing since June 14. Because Allen-Collens is a minor, police would not comment on the circumstances of her disappearance Tuesday afternoon.
30 year old U.S. Olympic sailor Trevor Moore has been missing since Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Trevor Moore, who is a sailing coach, was last seen early Thursday afternoon and also captured on surveillance tape when he left the U.S. Sailing Center in a 15-foot inflatable power boat. Daniel Leira stated that, “After lunch, around 1 p.m., I saw him go out in a blue RIB,” however, around 5 PM the boat was found tangled in some moorings.
Thursday around 5 p.m. the boat was found tangled in some moorings.
“The boat was found just off the edge of Dinner Key tangled up in mooring lines by a sailboat,” said Liz Barraco, a spokeswoman with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “Now everyone is out here putting in an effort trying to find this gentleman.”
On the boat were personal belongings to the 30-year-old Moore who was a member of the 2012 Olympic team sailing team.
He and his teammate are featured in a You Tube video in which that teammate Eric Storck describes Moore as “a very good skipper.” Moore says making the Olympic team was one of his goals and dreams.
Among the items found on the inflatable boat were a life jacket and a GPS. A source told CBS4 the GPS showed that the boat reduced speed by Soldier Key, south of Stiltsville, and zig-zagged back to where it came from. It’s believed that Moore was off the boat at that time.
U.S. Sailing has set up a GoFundMe page to assist with the cost of the search and asked anyone who could provide information to contact contact Libby Patton at 440-781-9846 or call emergency services (Coast Guard at 305-535-4562 or Miami Dade Police Non Emergency Line at 305-595-6263).
UPDATE I: Where is Olympic sailor Trevor Moore?
The Coast Guard was scrambling Friday to solve a nautical mystery — the baffling disappearance of a world-class sailor.
The 16-foot craft of U.S. Olympic sailor Trevor Moore was found off Dinner Key Thursday afternoon, tangled in mooring lines, its engine idling. But Moore was nowhere to be found.
Multiple agencies headed by the U.S. Coast Guard continued to search Friday afternoon for the Olympian.
Florida Fish & Wildlife South Region public information coordinator Liz Barraco said the search, involving more than a dozen boats and two helicopters, was focusing on an area near Soldier Key, five miles south of Cape Florida and seven miles east of the mainland. The boat’s GPS indicates at some point there was a shift in direction and speed around a mile from Soldier Key.
Personal items of Moore’s, including a life vest, remained on the VSR rigid-hulled inflatable boat when it was found after 5 p.m. Thursday. FWC will lead the investigation once the search ends.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday suspended its three-day search for missing Olympic sailor Trevor Moore.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones affected,” Coast Guard Capt. Michael Long said in a statement. “Despite the tireless search efforts by multiple agencies and good Samaritans, we were unable to find Mr. Moore.”
The search was called off as night fell Saturday. The Coast Guard said searchers covered more than 510 square nautical miles during the massive three-day search, which included a Coast Guard helicopter and rescue boat as well as boats from Miami police, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the National Park Service and members of the public.
Amber Alert Issued for Three Boys (Anthony Bermudez, Kevin Ulizes Bermudez & Elvis Bermudez) and Mother Missing Since 6/26/15 in in Prince George’s County, MD … Abducted By 34 Year Old Mario Bermudez-Chavez (Update: Found Safe)
AMBER ALERT ISSUED IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND …
The Maryland State police have issued an Amber Alert has been issued for three boys and their mother in Prince George’s County, MD. The three boys are 11 year old Anthony Bermudez, 10 year old Kevin Ulizes Bermudezs. 2 year old Elvis Bermudez and their mother, 34 year old Milvian Reyes-Villatoro. The three children and their mother were last seen Friday night, June 26 at approximately 8:40 PM in the 4000 block of 36th Street in Mt. Rainier. According to the police, the children are believed to have been abducted by 34-year-old Mario Bermudez-Chavez. Chavez is described as a Hispanic male standing 6′ feet tall and 220 pounds. He may be wearing a green shirt and khaki pants. They are believed to be traveling in a silver Honda Odyssey van with Maryland tags 3AJ7515c.
Authorities are searching for 34-year-old Milvian Reyes-Villatoro and her three boys: Anthony Mario Bermudez, Kevin Ulizes Bermudez and Elvis Bermudez.
Anthony Bermudez, 11, is 5′ 6″ and weighs 100 pounds. He was last seen wearing an orange shirts and brown shorts.
Kevin Ulizes, 10, is 4 feet and weighs 80 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts.
Elvis Bermudez, 2, is 2′ 2″ and weighs 40 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green shirt and blue jeans.
Ms. Reyes-Villatoro is 5’7″ and 150 pounds. Additional details of what Reyes-Villatoro was wearing were not immediately available.
Twitter - PGPDNews
Police ask that anyone with information contact 911 or Prince George’s Country Police Department at 301-699-2601.
UPDATE I: 3 Missing Children, Mother Found Safe.
Three children and their mother, who had been reported missing in Maryland, have been found safe.
Saturday evening, police canceled an Amber Alert for Anthony Bermudez, 11, Kevin Ulizes Bermudez, 10, and Elvis Bermudez, 2; as well as for their mother, Milvian Reyes-Villatoro, 34.