21 Year Old West Chester University Student Shane Montgomery Missing Since 11/27/14 in Manayunk, PA

21 year old Shane Montgomery, a senior at West Chester University who was home for the Thanksgiving holiday was last seen by friends early Thursday morning at about 1:45 am, November 27, 2014, at a crowded bar in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA.  According to police, Shane Montgomery was asked to leave Kildare’s Irish Pub by a bar bouncer after Shane accidentally tripped into a DJ booth.  The bouncer and Montgomery’s cousins had told investigators he was “not falling-down drunk.” Further, the bouncer stated that he spoke to the missing West Chester University senior who apologized and left. Kildaire’s Irish Pub is located on the 4400 block of Main Street.

Description:

  • 5’11 white male
  • weighing around 135 pounds
  • Celtic cross tattooed on his back.
  • He was last seen wearing a grey shirt.

 

Shane Montgomery

UPDATE I: Search continues for Missing Student Shane Montgomery.

About 500 volunteers, led by Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue, were split into groups of 25. Many of them were carrying flyers, going door to door as they searched Main Street in Manayunk and the nearby banks of the Schuylkill River.

A tree lighting and caroling event scheduled for Saturday night in Manayunk was cancelled as a result of the search, and officials were planning to hold a candlelight vigil at Canal View Park.

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UPDATE II: Reward up to $15,000 in case of missing West Chester University student.

The reward for a West Chester University student who went missing during the early hours of Thanksgiving has now increased to $15,000.

This comes as the FBI announced that Philadelphia Police asked then to join in the search for 21-year-old Shane Mongtomery.

UPDATE III: FBI Joins the Search for Missing College Student Shane Montgomery.

The FBI task force that helped find and rescue Philadelphia kidnap victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither has joined the search for missing college student Shane Montgomery.

As agents began reinterviewing witnesses in the Manayunk area Sunday, a police marine unit ended its inch-by-inch search in the frigid Manayunk Canal, failing to turn up any trace of Montgomery. The marine unit may next begin searching the nearby Schuylkill.

A law enforcement source with detailed knowledge of the investigation said the FBI was questioning the staff at Kildare’s Irish Pub, where the West Chester University student, 21, was last seen early Thanksgiving Day, after partying with friends.

UPDATE IV: Day 5 & Still No Sign of Missing College Student Shane Montgomery.

UPDATE V: Reward raised to $25,000 for information on missing  Shane Montgomery.

UPDATE VI: Reward Climbs to $31,000 in Search for Missing College Student

The suburban Philly university is holding a candlelight vigil Wednesday in support of the search for Shane Montgomery, the 21-year-old who went missing early Thanksgiving morning, as the reward money for clues to his whereabouts climbs to $31,000.

Classmates of the 21-year-old West Chester University senior gathered outside the Sykes Student Union Wednesday at 6 p.m. for a candlelight vigil.

UPDATE VII: Candle Light Vigil for Shane Montgomery.

If anyone has any information regarding Shane Montgomery, please contact police at 215-686-3353.

Body of Missing Ohio State Buckeye University Football Player Kosta Karageorge Found in a Dumpster Near Campus with Gun, Apparent Suicide

Tragic news to report in the case of missing Ohio St. football player  Kosta Karageorge …

The body of missing 22 year old Ohio State University defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was found Sunday in a dumpster near the college campus. It is reported that there was also a hand gun was recovered in the dumpster as well. Sgt. Richard Weiner, with Columbus police, said that Karageorge died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The body was found inside the dumpster was identified at the scene through tattoos.

Weiner said a woman and her son were digging through the dumpster when they discovered his body at East 6th Avenue and Courtland Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Police also discovered a handgun.

He was last seen leaving his East 7th Avenue apartment on Wednesday when he went for a walk at 2:00 a.m. His body was found a tenth of a mile from that location.

Columbus Police Sgt. Rich Weiner discusses the death of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, whose body was discovered Sunday afternoon.

Ohio State Football Player Found in Dumpster With Gun

The body of Ohio State University defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was found today in a Dumpster near campus, along with a gun, Columbus Police said.

“At this time, there’s a lot of questions that we’re still trying to work out,” Sergeant Rich Weiner told reporters. “He was found inside of the Dumpster, the handgun was found inside of the Dumpster with him.

‘‘At this time we are able to confirm through tattoos here at the scene that it is the body of Kosta Karageorge,’’ Weiner said.

22 Year Old Ohio State Buckeyes Football Player Kosta Karageorge Missing Since 11/26/14 in Columbus, OH (Update: Found Deceased)

22 year old Kosta Karageorge, a walk-on football player with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former wrestler, has been missing since the early morning of Wednesday, November 26, 2014. He is reported to have left his Columbus apartment on E. 7th Avenue to take a walk to clear his head around 2 a.m. early Wednesday morning. No one has seen him since. According to his sister Sophia, he had some extenuating circumstances that night that lead us to believe he was upset.  Karageorge missed Ohio State’s football practice at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. His sister said his cell phone was last pinged around 2:30 a.m. about 10 miles from his apartment, in Grandview, near 3rd Avenue and Elmwood Avenue.

Kosta Karageorge

Missing: Kosta Karageorge in the outfit he was wearing when last seen on late Tuesday night, early Wednesday morning.

The family of Ohio State walkon football player and former wrestler Kosta Karageorge has reported him missing after he was last seen leaving his Columbus apartment to take a walk to clear his head around 2 a.m. early Wednesday morning.

Karageorge, 22, is 6-foot-5 and 285 pounds, with a shaved head and a slight beard. He does not have his ID on him and was last seen wearing black sweatpants over jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt with “FOC” on the hood and a black beanie.

Karageorge’s sister, Sophia, told cleveland.com that her brother was upset about something Tuesday night. His roommates, who are also Ohio State wrestlers, said he went for a walk from their apartment on East 7th Avenue in Columbus around 2 a.m.

Kosta Karageorge2

Pic via Twitter

Mom of OSU Buckeye Kosta Karageorge says son is missing.

In a message posted to Facebook, Susan Karageorge said a missing person’s report has been filed for her son, reserve OSU defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge.  According to the mom, Karageorge has been missing since around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The mom added that family and friends have been searching all over campus for Karageorge to no avail, while also relaying where he may have last been seen.

UPDATE I: More than 150 volunteers join search for missing Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge.

Now, his face is on more than 5,000 fliers blanketing windshields, utility poles and walls near his apartment; around Lennox Town Center; and near the area in Grandview Heights to where his cellphone was last traced.

More than 150 people gathered at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters on Grandview Avenue yesterday to get the word out that Karageorge is out there somewhere.

Jeremiah Webber, who coached Karageorge as a wrestler at Thomas Worthington High School, organized the effort.

“I’m very scared for him,” Webber said. “I’m worried. I’m trying to remain optimistic. We love him, and we want him home.”

If anyone has any information about Karageorge’s possible whereabouts, call 614-747-1729 or Columbus police at 614-645-4545.

UPDATE II: Body of Missing Ohio State University Football Player Kosta Karageorge Found in a Dumpster Near Campus with Gun, Apparent Suicide.

Posted November 27, 2014 by
Deceased, Missing Persons, NCAA, Ohio | 2 comments

33 Year Old Missing Jessica Padgett Has been Found Dead in Northampton County, PA … Stepfather Gregory Graf Charged with Murder

33 year old Jessica Padgett has been found deceased in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Padgett’s body was found buried behind a shed on the property where her step father, Gregory Graf  and Jessica’s mother lives. 53 year old Gregory Graff has been arrested and charged with murdering his step daughter. According to police, Graf shot Jessica Padgett to death in what appears to be a sexual assault. District Attorney John Morganelli said Gregory Graf admitted he shot Padgett in his home and disposed of her body.

Jessica Padgett had been missing since Friday, November 21 when she was last seen  her job  at the Duck Duck Goose Child Care center on Canal Street in Northampton around noon.  Graf is being held without bail. The DA is still considering whether he will try this as a death penalty case.

Jessica_Padgett

Jessica Padgett – Rest in Peace

Gregory Graf was arrested after police found Jessica Padgett’s body on his property in Northampton County. Padgett, a mother and day care worker, had been missing since Friday.

The motive for the slaying appears to be sexual assault, District Attorney John Morganelli said. He didn’t elaborate.

Police began focusing on the 53-year-old Graf after he gave inconsistent statements following Padgett’s disappearance, he said. Graf later gave a statement admitting he fatally shot her, Morganelli said.

Padgett’s body was found buried behind a shed on the property where Graf lives with Padgett’s mother. The couple operates a fence company at the site.

Missing Mom Jessica Padgett Was Killed by Stepfather:

“During an interview with the investigators he [Graf] did admit that he intentionally and knowingly caused the death of the victim at his home,” Morganelli said, adding the crime may have been premeditated. Surveillance video shows a man prosecutors believe is Graf, dropping his truck off in the Dollar General parking lot Friday morning. Later in the day, Morganelli said Graf returned to the parking lot in Padgett’s SUV, parked it and drove off again in his truck.

51 Year Old Karen Ann Schroeder Missing Since 11/24/14 in New Ulm, MN

51 year old Karen Ann Schroeder has been missing since Monday, November 24, 2014 in New Ulm, Minnesota. She was last seen leaving her home on foot on Monday and has not been seen or heard from since. The police are concerned for Schroeder’s welfare because of her health issues and the current cold weather. The police are asking neighbors and residents of New Ulm to check their property and  out buildings where she might have sought shelter.

Karen Ann Schroeder

Karen Ann Schroeder

Description:

  • Schroeder is described as 5-foot-four
  • 108 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Her face is thinner than in the photo due to recent weight loss and she may have blemishes on her face.
  • It is unknown what she was wearing or where she might have been headed.

Ms. Schroeder has health issues and the police are concerned for her welfare. They are asking people especially in New Ulm to check their property for any evidence of someone who was seeking shelter. She lives on the southside of New Ulm.

If anyone has seen or has any information regarding Karen Ann Schroeder, please contact the New Ulm Police Department at 507-233-6750 or call 911.

Posted November 26, 2014 by
Missing Persons | no comments

Morgan Nick Amber Alert Issued for Missing 2 Year Old Malik Drummond in Searcy, AR

A Morgan Nick Amber Alert has been issued for 2 year old Malik Drummond. The toddler has been missing since Sunday night, November 23, 2014 in Searcy, Arkansas. Malik was last seen around 5:45 pm on Sunday at his home in the 700 block of West Park Avenue around 6:30 pm. Malik is considered autistic and appears to have walked away from his home.  The level two alert was activated early Monday morning according to Arkansas State Police.

Malik Drummond_missing

Malik is autistic, and was last seen in his bedroom around 5:45 p.m.

He’s described as 3 feet tall, 40 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and brown pants with stripes.

Anyone with information should call 911 or the Searcy Police Department at (501) 268-353.

Police, firefighters, neighbors, friends, and family members continue the search for missing 2-year-old Malik Drummond into the late night and early morning hours.

Police say the little boy walked away from his home on the 700 block of West Park Avenue around 6:30 Sunday night.

UPDATE I: #FindMalik: FBI joins search for missing child.

The FBI has joined in on the search for Malik Drummond, a 2-year-old boy who was been missing since Sunday night. Arkansas State Police issued a Morgan Nick Amber Alert on the night of his disappearance.

Volunteers are now searching a creek on the other side of Beebe Capps Expressway for any signs of the child. The Searcy Police Department has moved their command post to the St. Mary Church at Park Avenue and Sowell Street; this is where volunteers need to go first before joining the search.

UPDATE II: Missing child’s father: “Just bring my son home”.

The father, mother, and grandmother of the missing toddler spoke to KATV on Monday. With Malik missing for more than 24 hours, the family says they are getting desperate.

“He’s so little, you know? He doesn’t know his way around, and he doesn’t have nothing on but a t-shirt and some pants and shoes…that’s it,” Malik’s mother Tanya Drummond said.

Malik’s father, Jeff Clifton, experienced the loss of a child almost ten years ago. He says that nightmare is haunting him again.

“The main thing is for him to be home safe, it’s not to get anybody in trouble. The main thing is to just bring my son home,” Clifton said.

UPDATE III: Missing toddler’s mom questions if son was kidnapped.

THV11 spoke with the boy’s mother who said she’s not giving out hope. Tanya Drummond was with her mother and some other family members at the volunteer checkpoint Tuesday evening.

The mood had changed since Monday night, and many people THV11 spoke with are now thinking the child did not wander away from the home by himself.

Drummond said, “We think he was kidnapped, but we’re not sure. Worse comes to worst, that’s what we think.”

If you have any information on the missing child call Searcy Police at 501-268-3531.

34 Year Old Jessica Padgett Missing Since 11/21/14 in Northampton, PA (Update: Disappearance Being Treated as Criminal Matter)

34 year old Jessica Padgett has been missing since November 21, 2014 in Northampton, Pennsylvania. Jessica Padget was last seen Friday afternoon leaving her job  at the Duck Duck Goose Child Care center on Canal Street in Northampton around noon. According to the police, Jessica was supposed to return a short while later to her job, but never did. Her husband also said that he last hard from her on the phone around 1 pm Friday. Jessica Padgett left the child care center in a white Subaru Outback, which authorities later found the vehicle at the Dollar General parking lot in Northampton. At this juncture, the Police say there is no indication of foul play so far but they continue to investigate. However, Jessica Padgett is the mother of three and her family states she would never leave her children behind.

Facebook: “Help Find Jessica Padgett”

Jessica_Padgett

Missing: Jessica Padgett

Jessica Padgett, 34, of Whitehall Township was last seen Friday around noon leaving her job at the Duck Duck Goose Child Care center on Canal Street in Northampton.

Padgett’s husband also told police he last heard from her on the phone around 1 p.m. Friday.

Police found Padgett’s phone and her vehicle at the Dollar General parking lot on 2016 Main Street in Northampton. Padgett was nowhere to be found however.

Padgett is described as a white woman standing 5-foot-4 and weighing 130 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. She also has a tattoo of a footprint on her shoulder.

Northampton Fire Department Facebook:

We need some assistance from the public to help locate a missing person. Jessica Padgett went missing Friday, between 12:30-2PM from her place of employment. Authorities have located her vehicle at the Dollar General parking lot in town, but there is still no sign of Jessica. She is said to be approximately 5’4″, 130lbs, and has a tattoo of a footprint on her shoulder. Any information regarding the missing person, please call the Northampton Borough Police Department.

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Google maps

Duck Duck Goose Child Care – 1218 Canal St. Northampton, PA
Distinctive Fence Co. – 451 Covered Bridge Road Northampton, PA
Dollar General – 2016 Main Street in Northampton, PA

UPDATE I: “I want my big sister back,” says pregnant sister of missing Whitehall Township woman.

Kristi Davis of Maryland, says her sister was supposed to go to her stepfather’s house — just five miles from the childcare facility — to fax over some paperwork.

Padgett’s white Subaru Outback was found by police at the Dollar General parking lot in Northampton, but Padgett was gone.

At 1 p.m., Padgett had sent Davis, who is due next week with a daughter, a Facebook message telling her, “I want to see my niece being born.”

“She’s my only sister,” Davis said. “I want my big sister back.”

Padgett, a mother of two and stepmother of one, would never leave her children behind, Davis said. The family had just celebrated her wedding to husband, Mica Padgett, on Sept. 6 in Walnutport.

She also held a second job at Distinctive Fence Co. in Northampton, Davis said.

UPDATE II: The Search continues on Sunday for Whitehall mom, Jessica Padgett.

She was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with Duck Duck Goose Staff printed on it and gray sweatpants with a while stripe down the side, according to the flier. The group has organized search efforts in the area over the weekend.

Padgett also worked at Distinctive Fence Co. in Northampton, which is where she was headed to send a fax when she disappeared, said her sister, Kristi Davis. Police are looking for video surveillance camera footage that could shed light on her disappearance.

UPDATE III: Search for missing Whitehall mother Jessica Padgett intensifies.

State police have intensified their search for Jessica Padgett, the Whitehall Township mother of three who went missing Friday afternoon, assigning a dozen investigators to canvass and interview potential witnesses in Northampton.

Padgett, 33, was last seen at 12:50 p.m. Friday leaving her job at Duck Duck Goose Child Care on Canal Street in the borough, state police at Bethlehem said. She was supposed to return a short time later.

On Monday morning, Padgett’s relatives said they had heard nothing from police. Her father said the family is doing “terribly.”

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said he met Monday with state police to learn what resources were being used to search for Padgett. He said her disappearance is being treated as a “criminal matter,” but remains hopeful that Padgett will be found alive.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Jessica Padgett, please call the Northampton Borough Police Department at 610-261-0404.

Posted November 23, 2014 by
Missing Persons | 2 comments

17 Year Old Lezly Meraz-Escareno Missing Since 11/17/14 in Toronto, SD … Listed as Runaway

17 year old Lezly Meraz-Escareno has been missing since Monday, November 17, 2014 in Toronto, South Dakota. She was last seen at her home in Toronto, SD around 10 pm on Monday. Lezly Meraz-Escareno is believed to be a run away and being with friends who are hiding her in the Watertown area.

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Lezly Meraz-Escareno

Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said 17-year-old Lezly Meraz-Escareno has been missing since Monday. She was last seen at her rural Toronto home at about 10 p.m.

The report lists the young woman as a runaway.

According to Sebring, Meraz-Escareno was last known to be in the Watertown area, and she is believed to be with older friends who may be hiding her.

If anyone sees or knopws the whereabouts of Lezly Meraz-Escareno, please contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300.

Posted November 22, 2014 by
Missing Persons, Run away | no comments

Susan Sandusky Martin Missing Since 11/20/14 in Lawrence County, TN (Update: Found Deceased)

Susan Sandusky Martin has been missing since Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Her family reported  Susan Sandusky Martin missing after they had no contact with her and she failed to pick up her child from school on Thursday afternoon. Police said she may have been going to Walmart in Lawrenceburg or Pulaski, TN.

Susan Sandusky Martin_Photo_Lawrence County Tenn Sheriff's Office

Susan Sandusky Martin

Martin is described as a white female who is 6’ 0?, 230 lbs, with blue eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing black, capri-style exercise pants, purple tennis shoes, and light hooded purple pullover. She may be driving a red 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with the Tenn. license plate number A9448B with factory wheels and no tint on the windows.

The Sheriff’s Department said Martin left the Leoma, TN area with a possible destination of Wal-Mart in Lawrenceburg or Pulaski, Tenn.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Susan Sandusky Martin, please contact Investigator Blake Mays or Lt. Nathan Neese of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department at 931-762-3626 or Lawrence Central Dispatch at 931-762-0450.

UPDATE I: Missing Lawrence County, Tenn. woman found dead, no foul play suspected.

A woman reported missing Thursday after she failed to pick up her child from school was later found deceased inside her car. No foul play was immediately suspected.

Family members of Susan Sandusky Martin told NewsChannel 5 her body was discovered early Saturday morning inside her car in the Leoma community.

Her cause of death was not immediately known, but according to her family, Martin suffered an apparent medical incident while driving, and drove through a stop sign on Pattershack Road.

The car continued where it ultimately came to rest in a small, wooded area.

Miss Honduras María José Alvarado & Her Sister Sofia Trinidad Alvarado Found Deceased …. Killed By Trinidad’s Boyfriend, Plutarco Ruiz

2014 Miss Honduras María José Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad Alvarado have been found deceased in Honduras. According to Chief detective Leandro Osorio said the bodies of Maria Jose and her 23 year old sister had been found buried along the banks of the Aguagual River in the town of Arada. María José Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad Alvarado had been missing since November 13, 2014  when they were last seen celebrating a friend’s birthday near their home town of Santa Barbara. According to accounts, Trinidad’s boyfriend, Plutarco Ruiz, has been arrested for the murders. He supposedly became jealous when he saw her dancing with another man. Ruiz then shot her beauty-queen sister twice in the back as she tried to run away from the scene. On Wednesday, police also arrested the resort’s owner, Ventura Diaz; his wife Elizabeth Alvarado; and their daughter Irma Nicolle.

Honduras is considered the murder capital of the world. Sadly, this will only add to their numbers.

MISS Honduras was fatally shot as she tried to escape her sister’s jealous boyfriend, police and reports say.

MARIA Jose Alvarado, 19, who had been due to fly to London to compete in the Miss World beauty pageant, disappeared with her sister Sofia Trinidad Alvarado six days ago after a party, sparking an exhaustive search.

La Prensa newspaper reported on Wednesday that police were investigating whether Trinidad’s boyfriend, Plutarco Ruiz, shot Sofia Trinidad in the head after he became jealous when he saw her dancing with another man. He then reportedly shot her beauty-queen sister twice in the back as she tried to flee.

Chief detective Leandro Osorio said the bodies of Maria Jose and her 23-year-old sister had been found buried along the banks of the Aguagual River in the town of Arada, in violence-plagued Honduras’s northwest.

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