26 Year Old, Pregnant, St. Mary’s University Canadian Student, Loretta Saunders Missing Since 2/13/14 Has Been Found Dead in New Brunswick (Update: Blake Leggette & Victoria Lea Henneberry Previously Arrested, Now Charged with First Degree Murder)

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26 year old Loretta Saunders, a Canadian student, studying at St.Mary’s University in Halifax has been missing since February 13, 2014. Saunders is a criminology major was writing her honors thesis on missing and murdered indigenous women when she vanished. Saunders, who was pregnant, went missing on Feb. 13 after she allegedly went to collect rent money from Leggette and Henneberry, who were subletting a Cowie Hill Road apartment from her. Saunders was last seen alive on Feb. 13 in Halifax; however , her car, a 2000 Toyota Celica, was recovered near Windsor, Ont. on Feb. 18 and Henneberry and Leggette were both charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

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Sadly, two weeks after going missing, Loretta Saunders’ remains were found Wednesday on the median of the Trans-Canada Highway west of Salisbury, New Brunswick, according to Halifax Police.

Loretta Saunders’ body was found Wednesday afternoon in New Brunswick, not long after police ruled the missing Saint Mary’s University student’s case a homicide.

Investigators from the RCMP in New Brunswick and Halifax police located the remains just west of Salisbury, in the median off Route 2 of the Trans-Canada Highway, Halifax police said in a news release issued just after 6 p.m.

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Blake Leggette & Victoria Lea Henneberry, Twitter Photo

UPDATE I:  Blake Leggette, 25, and Victoria Lea Henneberry, 28, Cahrged with 1st-degree Murder of Loretta Saunders.

Halifax police laid first-degree murder charges Thursday against Loretta Saunders’ two roommates, saying the Saint Mary’s University student was killed at her apartment the day she went missing.

The pregnant Saunders, 26, died at the 41 Cowie Hill Rd. apartment Feb. 13, Supt. Jim Perrin of the Halifax Regional Police-RCMP integrated criminal investigation division said at a news conference.

Saunders had gone that day to collect rent money from Blake Leggette, 25, and Victoria Lea Henneberry, 28, whom Saunders’ boyfriend called subletters rather than roommates.

Charges of first-degree murder mean that police believe the crime was premeditated. Perrin said he does not foresee further charges at this point.

Henneberry and her boyfriend Leggette are due to face the charges in Halifax provincial court this morning, regional police said late Thursday afternoon.

14 Year Old Michaela Bruce Missing Since 2/25/14 in Springfield, OH … Abducted by Mark Edwards for Second Time, Felony Arrest Warrant Issued

14 year old Michaela Bruce has been missing since Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in Springfield, Ohio. According to reports, Michaela Bruce was abducted by 44 year old Mark Edwards for the second time since September 2013. Authorities say Edwards is known to be a survivalist, aka bum, hobo. With his pending trial coming up in March 2014 for the abduction and six counts of unlawful sex with a minor from the September incident where the two ran away, this most likely prompted his incident. The Sheriff’s office believes that Michaela Bruce, and the public could be at risk if the suspect, Mark Edwards, attempts to do something desperate to escape capture. With this being the second abduction of the 14 year old girl, when captured it is not going to end well for this suspect.

She likened her daughter’s relationship with Edwards to being in a “cult.”

“It’s like her little brain has been drilled over and over and over that he loves her. I trusted him. His daughter was my daughter’s best friend. His wife was my friend,” Tammy Bruce said.

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Michaela Bruce (left) – Mark Edwards (right)

UPDATE I: Police receive numerous tips on the two and spotted rental car they were in but cut off pursuit.

Earlier Wednesday night, Fred Stegner, who operates the Springfield Soup Kitchen, 830 W. Main St., told News Center 7 Edwards and Bruce visited the facility sometime before 8 p.m. Tuesday. That would have been roughly an hour before the girl’s mother reported her missing at 9:02 p.m. in German Twp., near Springfield.

Edwards eats at the facility regularly, Stegner said, but Tuesday night was the first time anyone there has seen him with the girl. There were 200 to 250 people there at the time. Springfield police and sheriff’s deputies showed photos of the man and girl to volunteers Wednesday morning.

Edwards “came in with the blond lady,” Stegner said. “I didn’t know she was 14 until I came in today[Wednesday], but many volunteers told me they saw them.”

Also Wednesday evening, sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Young said deputies have continued to receive hundreds of tips, the most credible of which is that Edwards and Bruce may have been near State Route 235 and Interstate 270 late Wednesday morning. Deputies also searched several vacant houses in the area where Edwards and the girl abandoned a rental car he was driving.

Acting on one of the early tips, deputies responded to a Knight’s Inn on West Main Street in Springfield at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to look for Bruce and Edwards. Items believed to belong to Edwards and Bruce were located in a room. The state bureau of criminal investigation is analyzing items found in that room for DNA, Young said.

Deputies later spotted that rental car and pursued it but cut off that pursuit when the car ran a red light. Authorities found it abandoned at Rebert Pike and Cottage Drive in Springfield. A search of the area did not turn up Edwards or the girl. Officials said Edwards’ wife rented the vehicle Tuesday.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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UPDATE II: Edwards was arrested in September 2013 for abduction of Michaela Bruce and faced a March 4 trial date on six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and interference with custody involving Bruce.

Edwards was arrested in September 2013 when he was found with Bruce after she went missing from her school bus stop. At that time, Edwards and the girl werefound in a green Ford Expedition in the 3300 block of Ohio 41. She was hiding in the rear of the vehicle under blankets. Deputies found a Taser, knives, condoms, a spear and other items in the SUV. Officials have said Edwards is known to be a survivalist.

Amber Alert Issued for 15 Year Old Nomei Velazquez Missing Since 2/24/14 in Nacogdoches, TX … Abducted by Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz (Update: Nomei Velazquez, Suspect Arrested)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 15 year old Nomei Velazquez, who has been missing since February 24, 2014 in Nacogdoches, Texas. The sheriff’s office reported that Velazquez went missing Monday after being last seen leaving school on foot. She reportedly didn’t return home. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office issued the alert as authorities believe that Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz is suspected of abducting Velazquez and might be traveling northbound on I-35. They could be be traveling in a 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat with Texas plate: DF7T507.

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Left to Right, Nomei Velazquez Juan -  Fabian Arenas Delacruz

Velazquez is 4 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, glasses and was carrying a brown purse. She also goes by the nickname ‘Mimi.’

The man suspected of taking her is Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz. He may be traveling in a 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat with Texas plate: DF7T507. He’s described as 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He also has facial hair.

UPDATE I: Someone reported seeing the vehicle in the Kansas City area at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Another citizen reported seeing the car around 5:15 Wednesday morning between Ottawa and Emporia, Kan.

Anyone with information about them should call 911 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 800-572-7463.

UPDATE II: Missing Texas teen found safe, suspect arrested.

A Texas teenager who Tuesday night was the subject of an Amber Alert in Kansas was found safe late Wednesday afternoon in Lubbock, Texas after her suspected abductor was placed into custody on the campus of Texas Tech University, authorities said via social media.

Officials on Wednesday morning canceled the Amber Alert in Kansas for Nomei Velazquez, 15, after learning a cellphone ping that placed her near Lenexa was read incorrectly.

She later was located in Lubbock after authorities took her suspected abductor, Fabian Arenas Delacruz, 28, into custody, according to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office page on Facebook. Delacruz was found working at a job site on the campus of Texas Tech. Authorities shortly afterward tracked down Velazquez, who was in a nearby motel room, and deemed her to be safe.

26 Year Old Melinda Denny Missing After Her Boyfriend Johnathon Nall Threatens Suicide in Louisiana (Update: Melinda Denny Fiund Deceased found in Louisiana)

26 year old Melinda Denny, who was traveling with her boyfriend from from Mobile, Alabama to Texas is missing. Her boyfriend, Johnathon Nall, had threatened to commit suicide and was in a standoff with police at a gas station in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana on Saturday. Nall was taken into protective custody and then sent to a local hospital for evaluation. However, Melinda Denny was no where to be found. . Denny was not found later when deputies located Nall’s 1999 red Jeep Grand Cherokee, which the couple was traveling in, in a subdivision near the gas station.

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Melinda Denny

Police in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, are searching for a missing Alabama woman whose boyfriend threatened suicide and engaged in a standoff with authorities Saturday, CBS affiliate WWLTV reports.

The woman, 26-year-old Melinda Denny, had been traveling with her boyfriend, Johnathon Nall, from Mobile, Ala. to Texas, reports the station.  Just before noon Saturday, authorities responded to a report of a man with a gun at a gas station.

Authorities engaged in a standoff with Nall, who threatened to kill himself, reports the station. He reportedly did not threaten anyone else with the gun. He was then taken into protective custody after deputies shot him with a less-than-lethal bean bag round, reports the station.

St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office looking for missing Alabama woman.

Much earlier, Saturday morning, around 1:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s office received a call from Nall’s mother in Alabama who requested that deputies check on the whereabouts of Nall and Denny, as they were said to be in a parking lot on Highway 21 and needed money for gas.

Responding deputies made contact with the two and both subjects reported they were okay.

A weapon was found in the vehicle, but without ammunition, and a routine background check revealed no criminal history on either, so deputies released the two to continue their trip.

No additional contact was made with the pair until Nall was seen Saturday morning at the gas station.

Anyone who might have seen Nall’s Jeep Saturday along the I-12 area, or anyone who might have information about Denny’s whereabouts should call 9-1-1.

UPDATE I: Body of missing Alabama mother found five days after boyfriend arrested in armed standoff.

The body of a missing Alabama mother has been found in Louisiana five days after her boyfriend was arrested following an armed standoff with deputies.

The discovery of 26-year-old Melinda Denny’s body in St. Tammany on Thursday morning comes after shocking video surfaced appearing to show her boyfriend yelling hysterically while holding a gun to his head.

UPDATE II: Missing Alabama woman died of multiple stab wounds.

After a week of searching, St. Tammany deputies discovered the body of a missing 27-year-old woman from Alabama.

The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office says Melinda Denny died from multiple stab wounds. Denny was found along a fence line in an open field on Brewster Road in Madisonville.

Two in Custody in Connection with Disappearance of Missing South Carolina Woman Heather Elvis … Missing in Myrtle Beach, SC Since 12/18/13 (Update: Sidney St. Clair Moorer & Tammy Lorinda Moorer Arrested)(Update: Couple Charged with Murder)

Could there be a break in the case of missing 20 year old Heather Elvis.

Horry County, South Carolina Police officials have confirmed that two people are in custody in connection with the disappearance of missing Heather Elvis. A search warrant was served on a Myrtle Beach residence,  8786 Highway 814. The names of the two individuals taken into custody were not released. However, records show that 37 year old Sidney Moorer lives at the residence that was searched.  Cell phone records show Heather Elvis communicated with Moorer as late as 6 a.m. on Dec. 18, 2013. Police records state that Elvis had a relationship history with Moorer. Heather Elvis has been missing since the early morning of December 18, 2013.

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Missing: Heather Elvis

Two people are in custody in connection with the disappearance of 20-year-old South Carolina woman Heather Elvis, Horry County Police officials confirmed to FoxNews.com.

Several law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshal’s Office, descended early Friday on a Myrtle Beach residence, where a search warrant was served.

“The search warrant was executed in an attempt to identify potential evidence based on new information obtained through expert analysis of previously seized surveillance tapes in the area along with financial discrepancies filed with the State of South Carolina on behalf of the occupants of the residence,” the Horry County Police Department said in a statement.

The names of the two individuals taken into custody were not released.

Address records show that 37-year-old Sidney Moorer lives at the residence being searched, though it is not known whether he was taken into custody. Cell phone records show Elvis communicated with Moorer as late as 6 a.m. on Dec. 18. Police records also state that Elvis had a relationship history with Moorer.

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UPDATE I: Two charged in case of missing Myrtle Beach girl.

38 year old Sidney St. Clair Moorer and 41 year old Tammy Lorinda Moorer are each charged with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of obstruction of justice. Additional charges are pending.

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Tammy Lorinda Moorer Horry County Sheriff’s Office

On Saturday, officials told WPDE 38-year-old Sidney St. Clair Moorer and 41-year-old Tammy Lorinda Moorer are each charged with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of obstruction of justice.

WPDE said Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department confirmed the connection to the missing girl’s case and that Horry County police, the State Law Enforcement Division, the 15th Circuit Solicitors Office, Highway Patrol, and the US Marshals Office were on the scene.

According to the article, investigators got new information on the case after experts looked at surveillance videos and found “financial discrepancies” involving the people who live in the home.

Heather Elvis was last heard from on Dec. 18 at about 3 a.m. after she went on a date, according to her family.

UPDATE II: Tammy Moorer, 41, and her 38-year-old husband Sidney charged with murder in the death of missing Heather Elvis.

A Myrtle Beach couple has been charged with murder and kidnapping in the case of a missing 20-year-old woman whose body has not been found, authorities said Monday.

During a news conference, Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes said Tammy Moorer, 41, and her 38-year-old husband Sidney face those charges in the death of Heather Elvis.

Two other men have been charged with obstructing justice in the case by posting misleading information about it on Facebook. Deputies said in January that those posts created a community reaction that diverted officers investigating Elvis’ disappearance.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Horry County Police Department at 843-915-5350.

21 Year Old American Bates College Student John Durkin from Rye Beach, NH Studying Abroad Missing Since 2/19/14 in Rome, Italy (Update: Found Dead in Italy Railroad Tunnel)

21 year old John Durkin of  Rye Beach, NH, an American student from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine has gone missing while studying abroad in Rome, Italy. Friends traveling with the group said Durkin has not been seen since February 19., 2014. They said he went out to a bar and never returned.  The students left for Rome in January through a program at Trinity College, which has a campus in Rome. John Durkin went missing from Sloppy Sam’s. This was the last place that John Durkin was seen.

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John Durkin … Missing in Rome, Italy

An American student studying abroad in Italy is missing, his college said.

John Durkin is an economics major from Rye Beach, New Hampshire. He attends Bates College in Maine, but was taking part in a study abroad program in Rome through Trinity College in Connecticut.

He’s been in Rome for a little more than a month as part of a semester-long program, according to Tom Durkin, a family spokesman.

Two days ago, he went to a bar with a group of friends and never returned, according to the spokesman, who said he left the bar alone.

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via Twitter

Statement from Bates College:

Staff from Trinity College are working with the Italian authorities to determine the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.

This situation is deeply distressing for John’s family, his fellow students and the entire Bates community. We are working actively with Trinity College to monitor events as they evolve, and we will share information as it becomes available.

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The family is asking anyone around the world with information to contact them via Twitter via their newly-established account @JDurkinMissing.

UPDATE I: Missing 21 Year Old John Durkin Found Dead Saturday in Railroad Tunnel in Rome, Italy.

21 year old John Durkin was was deceased in Rome, Italy Saturday.  His body was found dead inside a railroad tunnel in central Rome. According to accounts, John Durkin had been hit by a train; however, investigators are still looking into the death of the Bates college student.

A Bates College student who went missing two days ago while traveling in Italy has been found dead, authorities said Saturday.

The body of 21-year-old John Durkin, of Rye Beach, N.H., was discovered in a railroad tunnel in Rome, authorities said. CNN reported that Rome railroad police said he had been hit by a train.

The State Department confirmed the find but did not release details about the circumstances of the death, citing “respect for the family at this difficult time.”

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Statement from Family:

“It is with much sadness that the Durkin family informs you of the loss of John Nolen Durkin and thanks everyone for their support during the past few days.”

Statement from Bates said President Clayton Spencer:

“This is a time of deep sadness for our community and for so many people who knew and loved John.  We are profoundly sad and share the tremendous grief of his family.”

AMBER ALERT Issued in MO, OK, KS for Missing 10 Year Old Hailey Owens Kidnapped 2/18/14 in Springfield, Missouri (VIDEO) (Update: Suspect in Custody, Arrested on Kidnapping Charges)(Update: Hailey’s Body Found, Child Deceased)(Update: Craig Michael Wood Arrested Suspect, From Springfield, MO MAP)(Update: Wood Charged with First Degree Murder)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 10 year old Hailey Owens who has been missing since Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri.  Hailey was grabbed in front of her own home in broad day light. The child abduction occurred around 4:50 p.m. on W. Lombard when Hailey Owens was approached by an unknown person and pulled into his vehicle. Police have described the kidnapper as a white male between the ages of 45 and 55, driving a gold 2008 Ford Ranger pickup with Missouri plate number 1YF454.

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Hailey M. Owens went missing at 4:48 p.m. in Springfield. The man who allegedly took her is white, 45 to 55 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 200 pounds and has gray hair.

He might be driving a gold 2008 Ford Ranger pickup truck with Missouri plate number 1YF454, police said.

Owens is described as about 5 feet 2 inches tall, 90 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals. She has pierced ears.

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AMBER ALERT:

This is an Amber Alert, the Springfield Missouri Police Department has issued an Amber Alert that occurred at 3247 west Lombard at 4:48 pm on 02/18/14. Abducted was Hailey Owens a white female 10 years old. The suspect vehicle is a gold 2008 Ford Ranger Missouri registration 1YF454. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Scenic from Grand in Springfield, Missouri. The suspect is a white male, no further description is available. The victim, Hailey M. Owens is a white female 10 years old, 5 foot 2 inches tall, weighing 90 pounds with long brown hair, brown eyes and pierced ears. Owens was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals.. . Please Contact Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.


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A: Location where Hailey Owen was abducted. - B: Location where Craig M. Wood was arrested.

UPDATE I: Amber Alert: Stranger abducts girl in west Springfield, MO.

Springfield police are investigating an abduction of a girl in the 3200 block of  West Lombard Street at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday.  The girl is 10, 5-foot-2, skinny, with sandy blonde hair and pierced ears.  She was wearing blue jean shorts.  Her name is Hailey Owens.

A neighbor who lives at 3247 W. Lombard says a man went up to Hailey, who was outside the home, and talked to her, then grabbed her and threw her in his truck.  Hailey’s mother told police that she has no idea who the man is.

Police are looking for a white man who may be driving a gold early 2000s Ford Ranger pickup that was last seen going south on Golden Avenue from Lombard.  The truck has Missouri plates IYF 454.

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UPDATE II: Suspect in Custody, Hailey Owens Still Missing.

An Amber Alert remains in effect for 10 year old Hailey Owen of Springfield, MO.  An unknown man pulled her into his vehicle Tuesday afternoon. Police found him, and charged him with kidnapping, but Hailey remains missing.  A search will continue through the night.

Springfield Police Twitter:

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UPDATE III: Family says abducted girl’s body found.

The body of an abducted 10-year-old girl in southwest Missouri has been found, according to the girl’s family.

UPDATE IV: This morning’s 6:30AM Police press conference:

  • The police have identified the suspect in custody as 45 year old Craig Michael Wood, charged with kidnapping.
  • It is on an-going police investigation.
  • The police made no mention of Hailey Owens’ body being found; however, parents have told media that they were informed their child has been found deceased.

Follow up VIDEO after press conference.

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UPDATE V: There appears to be a couple of individuals with the name Craig M. Wood and Craig Michael Wood that live in Springfield, MO

This most likely is the address as the suspect was found in his truck in the 1500 block of East Stanford in Springfield.

UPDATE VI: Craig Michael Wood: Suspect in abduction of Springfield girl Hailey Owens arrested for murder.

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Craig Michael Wood

By 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Springfield police say they received a tip that led them to Wood at a residence in town.  They initially believed he and Owens were heading to Oklahoma.

Wood was taken into custody and later booked for first-degree murder in the Greene County Jail, according to jail records, and an official with the sheriff’s office confirms it is the same man at the center of the abduction.

UPDATE VII: Body of missing Missouri girl found in home of elementary school coach: police.

The body of missing 10 year old Hailey Owens was found in the basement of Craig M. Woods home with a gunshot wound to her head. 45 year old Craig Michael Wood charged with first-degree murder in the death of 10-year-old Hailey Owens. Wood has also been charged with armed criminal action and child kidnapping.

A Missouri grade school coach has been charged in the murder and kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl whose suspected body was found in his basement with what police said was a gunshot wound to the head.

Craig Wood, a football coach and teacher’s aide at Springfield’s Pleasant View K-8 School, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of Hailey Owens, whose body police believe was found in a storage bin.

For more updates, to provide your opinions and analysis and to read others, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Hailey Owens.

Anyone with information on Owens’s whereabouts are asked to 911 or Springfield police, at 417-864-1810

THE KIDNAPPING CHILDREN EXPERIMENT … Fousey Tube Social Experiment Tests How People will People Would React to a Possible Child Kidnapping (VIDEO)

STOP THE APATHY AMERICA, GET INVOLVED AND HELP IF THE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ITSELF …

Fousey Tube does a rather interesting and important video social experiment on how people would react to a possible child kidnapping an abduction. Needless to say, some of the results were troubling. While some people stepped in and protected the child, one woman even pepper-sprayed the would be child predator, sadly many others were just apathetic and literally did nothing. FOLKS, if we do not step in and help a child in trouble, who will you help? It does not take much to just question what is happening. Any parent who you might question would respect the fact that you were concerned.

I have to say though that as much as a I respect what they are doing at Fousey Tube, some of it is a bit dangerous. Depending on where you were or who you came in contact with, one never knows if during this experiment the individual that is approached could be legally carrying a gun and would draw it thinking that there was a possible child kidnapping taking place … present company included.

If you have never watched the social experiments they do on the video web site, I would strongly suggest you take a look.

19 Year Old SIU Student Pravin Varughese Missing Since 2/12/14 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL (Update: Found Deceased)

19 year old Pravin Varughese has been missing since Wednesday night, February 12, 2014 from the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Varughese was last seen at a party in the 600 block of West College Street in Cabondale. According to accounts, Varughese called a friend in Chicago a couple hours later after leaving the party. His friend stated that it sounded like the missing SIU student was running or arguing with some one. Varughese posted a message on Twitter suggesting that he had been in a fight, “Bloody knuckles… guesss i was in a fight #backdown”. 

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Missing – Pravin Varughese

Picture – Screen grab from WGN 9 News Video: click on pic to watch VIDEO

Description:

  • Varughese is of Indian descent
  • 5-foot-7
  • 150 pounds
  • short brown hair
  • brown eyes
  • He was unshaven when last seen, and wearing a red shirt with dark blue jeans and purple shoes
  • He has the words “Fear God” tattooed on his chest

The family is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts. 19-year-old Pravin Varughese was last seen Wednesday night at a party on the Carbondale campus.

Phone records show he called a friend in Chicago almost two hours later.

That friend said it sounded like Varughese might have been running or arguing with someone.  Varughese also posted a message on Twitter suggesting he may have been in a fight.

Pravin Varughese Twitter account: @TheOnlyPravin (warning: adult language)

The SIU teen’s Twitter account shows a tweet at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday that reads: “99% of the time I have no idea whats (sic) going on,” and another at 11:17 p.m. that reads: “Bloody knuckles . . .guess I was in a fight #backdown.”

FACEBOOK – MISSING:  Pravin Varughese

My brother, Pravin Varughese, has been missing since Wednesday, February 12. He is a sophomore at SIU Carbondale, and he was last seen at 606 West College around 11:15/11:30 PM. He was also wearing the same shirt as pictured Wednesday night.

Especially to those who live in or knows anyone that lives in Carbondale or anywhere near the area: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share this event. My family and I do not know many people in Carbondale, and we really need your help in order to spread awareness. We do have police and detectives involved, but the more people that are involved, the sooner we can find him. And for those who are far, we ask that you share this event and please please please keep Pravin and his safety in your prayers. Doing this would really mean a lot to me and my family.

If you have ANY information about Pravin since 2/12, PLEASE do NOT hesitate or be scared to contact anyone of us; every bit of information can really help us out. We’re not trying to get anyone in trouble or anything; all we want is Pravin home safely.

-Carbondale Police Department (618) 457-3601
-Detective Weisenperger (618)839-7965 OR (618) 457-3200 Ex441
-Priya Varughese (847)873-6633
-Ashly Thomas (847)322-0558

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UPDATE I: Missing SIU Student Found Dead.

Carbondale police told us they found the body of SIU student Pravin Varughese on Tuesday. The Morton Grove teen disappeared over the weekend.

They say foul play is not suspected — but that may change and there’s still mystery as to what happened the young man’s last tweet “Bloody knuckles . . . guess I was in a fight #backdown.”

The sad specter of what happened ended in a wooded area off East Main Sstreet in Carbondale. Investigators found the body of 19-year-old Pravin Varughese.

Carbondale police said there is an additional reward of up to $1,000 for information given to Crime Stoppers at 618-549-2677. Anonymous tips can also be sent through the Carbondale police website or contact Carbondale Police Department (618) 457-3601

Amber Alert Issued for Missing Everett, WA Newborn “Baby Doe” … Authorities Looking for Baby’s Mother, 31 Year Old Roshell Marie Turner

An AMBER ALERT has been issued Thursday night in the state of Washington for a missing new born baby, the police are referring to as “Baby Doe”.   The police are looking for the child’s mother, 31-year-old Roshell Marie Turner, who gave birth on January 27, 2014. Authorities say that Roshell Turner is a heavy methamphetamine user, and her child has potentially severe medical issues due to the drug use.  Turner may be with a Hispanic male known as “Guero.”   Also, the police are also trying to track down a woman named Marylee Cavin, who they believe may be hiding Turner and the child. Turner could be in the Casino Road area in Everett and or within Snohomish County, WA.

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Baby Doe (left) – Old Roshell Marie Turner (right)

Police are also looking for the baby’s mother, 31-year-old Roshell Marie Turner. She gave birth to the baby on January 27th.

Child Protective Services believe the baby is in danger because of health issues police say may be related to Turner’s drug use.

Police say Turner could be in the Casino Road area of Everett.

Turner is described as a white, 5’5″ tall, 190 pound woman with brown eyes and black, mid-length hair. She has a rose tattoo on her upper right shoulder.

If you know anything about this, please call 911 or Everett Police at 425-407-3970.

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