25 Year Old Jessica Heeringa Missing Since 4/26/13 in Norton Shores, Michigan (Update: Reclassified as Abduction/Kidnapping Case by Police)

25 year old Jessica Heeringa has been missing since Friday night, April 26, 2013 in Norton Shores, MI. Jessica Heeringa was scheduled to work the late shift at the Exxon Mobil gas station on 1196 E. Sternberg Rd. Customers called 911 after going into the store and finding no employee inside. Jessica Heeringa was supposed to be working but could not be located. From FOX 17, Family Wants Missing Muskegon Woman Home.

Saturday, Muskegon police detectives showed up to Heeringa’s Muskegon home to ask loved ones more questions.

Dyer said, “This is not normal at all, especially the fact that her purse and everything was left.” Heeringa also has a three year old son who isn`t quite aware of what’s going on or where his mother is.

“Her son is everything to her. We just want her home, and he’s lost without her,” Dyer explained.

“[Her fiancé] is not doing well at all. He`s taking this really hard,” Dyer said. “Your loved one`s gone. The mother to your son is gone and no answers,” she added.


Norton Shores PD look for missing woman

Jessica Heeringa is a 25-year-old female, 5’1 tall, approximately 110 lbs., with blonde shoulder-length hair. She has blue eyes and wears wire-rimmed glasses. She may be wearing a blue collared shirt that says “Sternberg Exxon”.

UPDATE I: Norton Shores Police Department has reclassified the missing person investigation of gas station employee Jessica Heeringa as an abduction or kidnapping under Michigan law.

Her purse and other belongings were found undisturbed, along with cash in her purse, according to police. The cash register was also left out and there was no money missing, police said.

There was no struggle inside the store and it is apparent that “burglary or robbery was not the cause of this incident,” Shaw said during a press conference Sunday, April 28.

Police are now searching for a silver mini van, possibly a Chrysler Towne and Country:

Police are now searching for a silver mini van, possibly a Chrysler Towne and Country.

The driver of the van is described as a heavy white man between the ages of 30 and 40 with broad shoulders, light brown wavy hair parted in the middle and longer on top. He may have also been wearing a bright red or orange sweatshirt.

UPDATE II: Mom Abducted From Late Shift Job.

“She was going to get out in 15 minutes,” Shelly Heeringa, Jessica’s mother, told ABC News. “In 15 minutes that store would’ve been closed and she would’ve been on her way home.”

Heeringa’s purse and keys were left behind and the cleaning supplies she always took out at closing time were on the counter, her mother said.

North Shores Police Chief Daniel Shaw said today that it appeared robbery was not a motive, and that the store’s cash drawer was left untouched.

The gas station was not outfitted with surveillance cameras, so investigators are relying on tips to help them zero in on what happened during the 15 minute time frame Heeringa went missing.

If anyone knows of Jessica Heeringa’s whereabouts or may have witnessed suspicious activity near the Exxon Mobil gas station is asked to contact Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME (231-722-7463) or call 911.

Search Continues for Missing 1 Year Old Bryeon Hunter in Maywood, IL, Presumed Dead … Mother Lakeshia Baker & Boyfriend Michael Scott Charged With First Degree Murder

The search/recovery continues for missing 1 year old Bryeon Hunter in Maywood, Illinois. The toddler is considered to be dead as his mother, Lakeshia Baker, and her boyfriend, Michael Scott have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the little boy’s death. The boy’s mother initially stated that three men attacked her and took her son. However, prosecutors have stated that Lakeshia Baker admitted to beating him with a hanger and belt, and both admitted to leaving the boy’s body near the Des Plaines River in Maywood. Good grief.  Bryeon Hunter was the subject of an Amber Alert on April 16; however, after numerous searches has not been found. Police believe the boy was tossed into the Des Plaines River.

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Recent flooding has hindered the search, but Maywood’s police chief told NBC 5 that searches have been ongoing every day in various capacities, including the coordinated search scheduled for Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Independent k-9 trainer Robert Larson has been walking along the river for several days, and says his dog has indicated three strong hits in the same area. A forensics team with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department took soil samples from the area Friday, but won’t know more until the samples are tested.

Remains Found Near J. B. Thomas Lake in Snyder, Texas Positively Identified as Missing Teen Hailey Dunn

It is sad but not unexpected news to report … the remains found last month near J. B. Thomas Lake in Snyder, Texas have been positively identified as missing teen Hailey Dunn.   Dental records and DNA were used to try to identify the badly decomposed bones. The teen’s scattered remains were discovered by an unidentified person on March 16, 2013. Her body was found about 20 miles northwest of the girl’s hometown of Colorado City.  The Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers and FBI investigators spent nearly four days gathering the remains and evidence that could lead to a conviction. Hailey Dunn went missing on 12/27/10 in Colorado City, TX. Hailey Dunn’s mother’s boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, was the last person to see Hailey before she went missing on December 27.

Billie Jean Dunn, the mother of Hailey Dunn, pleaded no contest in June 2011 to making a false report to law enforcement and received a suspended 90-day jail term with probation. The mother and Adkins have denied involvement in Hailey’s disappearance. Law enforcement officials have named Adkins as a “person of interest” in the case, but have not charged him.

Hailey Dunn – Rest in Peace

The remains of a teenage girl discovered near a Texas lake last month have been positively identified as missing teen Hailey Dunn, authorities confirmed today.

Investigators have confirmed the remains found near Lake J. B. Thomas in Snyder, Texas, in March belonged to the missing Colorado City, Texas, teen, Scurry County sheriff officials announced today at a news conference, according to ABC News affiliate KTXS in Abilene, Texas.

If you have information to provide about the disappearance of Hailey Dunn, please call the Scurry County Sheriff’s Office 325-573-3551, the FBI Dalls Division 972-559-5000, Crime Stoppers 1-800-252-8477 or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Callers may remain anonymous.”

UPDATE I: Report: Shawn Adkins to Testify Against Billie Jean Dunn.

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

22 Year Old Brown University Student Sunil Tripathi Missing Since March 16, 2013 Found Floating in the Providence River

The body of 22-year-old Brown University student, Sunil Tripathi, who had been missing since March 16, 2013 in Providence, RI has been found floating in the Providence River. Tripathi was found in the water off India Point in Providence. The identification was conformed Thursday by authorities. Brown University President Christina Paxson extended her condolences and sympathy to the family: “We extend our deepest condolences to Sunil’s family for their loss and for the immeasurable pain they have endured during this period.” Sadly, Sunil Tripathi was incorrectly implicated and rumored by the media to be a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.  Sunil Tripathi was misidentified on social media as a suspect in the Boston bombing case, making him another victim of the Boston bombing.   The Rhode Island medical examiner stated that no foul play is suspected in his death, however, the cause of death has not yet been determined. But it had been reported that the body had been a water for a long time. Our sympathies go out to the family and friend for Sunil Tripathi, may he rest in peace.

Rest in Peace

“We have been able to conclusively determine the body is that of Sunil Tripathi, but will not be able to determine the cause of death for several months,” said Dara Chadwick, a spokeswoman for the Rhode Island Department of Health.

The case received national media attention after social media websites last week lit up with a false rumor that Tripathi, who was on an approved leave from Brown, was one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.

The actual suspects have been identified as brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Facebook page “Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi.” or follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/findingsunny.

14 Year Old Nadia Greene Missing Since April 22, 2013 in Phillipsburg, NJ

14 year old  Nadia Greene has been missing since Monday afternoon, April 22, 2013 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Nadia was last seen Monday at 3 p.m. near 306 Chambers St. Police have asked neighbors to check their yards, homes and vehicles. Nadia Greene  is described as black with black hair and brown eyes, about 5’1″ tall weighing 115 pounds, and was last seen wearing a red quarter coat.

Phillipsburg police ask anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact them at 908-454-1121. The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office can also be contacted at 908-835-2000.

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Mother Now Says Purse Found Not That of Missing Nursing Student Holly Bobo

It was reported earlier this week that there could be a break in the case of missing Holly Bobo in Parsons, TN. A neighborhood dog had found a purse Wednesday in the hills of western Tennessee that was believed to be that of the missing nursing student Holly Bobo. This prompted a spark in the case to search for new clues. Could this possibly be the break that investigators needed to help find Holly Bobo? However, now the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is stating that the mother of Holly Bobo is saying the purse does not belong to her missing daughter.

Tennessee investigators and the mother of a nursing student missing for two years say a purse found this week is not that of Holly Bobo.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said Friday that Bobo’s mother had seen just a photo of the purse two days ago and thought it was her daughter’s. But after seeing it in person Friday, Karen Bobo said it wasn’t.

Holly Bobo has been missing since the Wednesday morning, April 13, 2011 from her home on Swan Johnson Road in Darden, TN when she was kidnapped and dragged off from the carport of her home in Decatur County, TN.

Facebook: Bring Holly Bobo Home Safe

For more updates, comments and opinions, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Holly Bobo.

51 Year Old Mary Tornga Missing Since Sunday Morning, 4/14/13, in Grandville, Michigan

51 year old Mary Tornga has been missing since 1 am Sunday morning, April 14, 2013, in Grandville, MI  after she had an argument with her husband. The husband says they were driving home from a birthday celebration in Grand Rapids, when Tornga got out of the car near Market Street and I-196. She has net been heard from or seen since. Tornga is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. She was last seen in a bright pink shirt and blue jeans.  At this time the Grandville Police say Tornga’s husband is not considered a suspect.

Grandville Police will continue the search for 51-year-old Mary Tornga, Tuesday.  Police found a shoe belonging to Tornga during an earlier search.

The Grandville woman disappeared around 1 a.m. Sunday after an argument with her husband.

The husband says they were driving home from a birthday celebration in Grand Rapids, when Tornga got out of the car near Market Street and I-196. She hasn’t been seen since.

Monday, The Michigan State Police used a helicopter to search up and down the Grand River.

If anyone with information that may help police in locating Mary Tornga is asked to contact  Grandville Police Detective David Huizenga at 538-5110.

Missing 5 Year Old Ralph Knowles & His 7 Year Old Sister Sharon Knowles Found Dead, Drown in Neighbor’s Pool

Terrible and tragic news out of Long Island, New York …

5 year old Ralph Knowles and his 7 year old sister Sharon Knowles disappeared from their home in Central Islip, NY home Sunday afternoon, April 14. Their mother, Tia Knowles, called 911 to report her two children missing at approximately 3:30 pm. While searching for the two children,  a police officer spotted a shoe floating in a next door neighbor’s pool. Subsequently, officers discovered the unconscious fully clothed bodies of Ralph and Sharon Knowles in the pool. They were rushed to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where efforts to resuscitate them failed and they were both pronounced dead.

While searching the neighborhood in 50-degree temperatures, a police officer spotted a shoe floating in a next-door neighbor’s aboveground pool, which was uncovered and contained blackish water, Fandrey said.   Officers jumped into the 4-foot-deep pool and discovered the unconscious bodies of Ralph Knowles and Sharon Knowles. The brother and sister, who were fully clothed, were taken to Southside Hospital, where efforts to resuscitate them failed, Fandrey said.

He said the pool’s owner had been cited by the town for improper fencing.

CBS Local News – Children, Ages 5 And 7, Drown In L.I. Pool

The officer who saw the shoe was sure a horrifying reality lay at the bottom of the pool, police said.

“The officers tell us the officers that saw the shoe, that as soon as he saw the shoe, he had a sickening feeling that the children may be in that pool, so he jumped into the pool. And the pool was not covered in any way, and the water was just black. He couldn’t search. He had to search by feel,” Fandrey told WCBS 880.

Indeed, Ralph and Sharon were found lifeless, submerged in a backyard pool at a neighbor’s home at 112 Half Mile Rd. in Central Islip, police said. Two officers pulled the lifeless bodies — first Sharon, then Ralph, to the surface.

A truly tragic situation.

5 Year Old Cameron Serafin Missing Since 4/7/13 from Fairfax County, VA … Custodial Interference Arrest Warrant Issued for 32 Year Old Mother Rebecca Serafin (Update: Spotted in Las Vegas)


5 year old Cameron Serafin has been missing since Sunday, April 7, 2013 from Fairfax County, Virginia. Rebecca Serafin, the boys mother who shares joint custody with Cameron’s father, Joe Serafin, was supposed to return the child last Sunday and never did. According to police, Rebecca Serafin altered Cameron’s and her own appearance to try to avoid being found.  Joe Serafin stated that he contacted his wife’s parents and they said that she had packed bags and told them she was going on a weekend trip. Rebecca Serafin’s car was found in Arlington, VA last Tuesday and there is surveillance video tape from a bank showing Rebecca withdrawing all her money and closing her account. This is not the first time that Rebecca Serafin has taken the child. Last year the mom took off with Cameron to California and it took the dad 9 months to find them.

5 Year Old Cameron Serafin Missing Since April 7, 2013 … abducted by his mother 

Police have issued a misdemeanor custodial interference arrest warrant for Rebecca Serafin; however, if she took the child across state lines, it now escalates the charges to a federal offense. Joe Serafin says his ex-wife, Rebecca, has a history of mental illness and substance abuse, which includes prescription drugs and heroin.

 The dad of missing 5-year-old Cameron Serafin believes ex-wife, son are headed west.

The father of a missing 5-year-old boy tells WTOP he believes his ex- wife may be heading to the west coast with their son.

Joe Serafin says he thinks Rebecca Serafin and Cameron may be heading west, but is not aware that she has any friends or family in that part of the country.

Fairfax County police say Rebecca Serafin is now being charged with felony parental abduction, because police believe she’s taken Cameron out of Virginia where she and Joe Serafin share custody. [...]

According to police, Rebecca Serafin altered her appearance and Cameron’s appearance in an “apparent attempt to avoid being located.”

Serafin says his ex-wife, Rebecca has a history of mental illness and substance abuse, which includes prescription drugs and heroin.

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

If anyone has any information on missing Cameron Serafin or  Rebecca Serafin, please contact the police by e-mail at http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org , text “TIP187″ plus their message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131.

UPDATE I: Missing Va. 5-year-old, mom spotted in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Authorities said a Virginia mother who disappeared with her 5-year-old son last week has been spotted in Las Vegas.

Detectives think the child’s mother has changed her appearance and run off with the boy after he was not returned to his father on Sunday, April 7.

Fairfax police said the pair were seen on Thursday, April 11, at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas around 10 p.m. The mother and son had arrived on a flight from Birmingham and could be headed for Los Angeles, according to police.

Keeping Hope Alive Rally at the University of Tennessee Martin Parsons Campus: 2 Year Anniversary of Missing Holly Bobo Disappearing into the Woods Behind Her Darden, TN Home

Saturday marked the two year anniversary since Holly Bobo went missing at 7:30 am Wednesday morning, April 13, 2011 when she was lead away into the woods with a man wearing camouflage from her home on Swan Johnson Road in Darden, Tennessee.  She has never been head from or seen again. However, Holly’s family has not given up hope as Pastor Don Franks, the Bobo family’s pastor, was one of nearly 400 people at the Keeping Hope Alive rally at the University of Tennessee Martin Parsons Campus on Saturday. The event has a 5K run, a motorcycle ride, a balloon release and country singer Bryan Moffitt will be singing in her honor.

Two years ago Saturday, Holly Bobo disappeared into the woods behind her home in Darden, but Pastor Don Franks said he wants the world to know that Bobo’s family and the community have not given up on finding her. Franks, the Bobo family’s pastor, was one of nearly 400 people at the Keeping Hope Alive rally at the University of Tennessee Martin Parsons Campus on Saturday. “It was two years ago today that Holly was scheduled to come to this campus right through these doors and take a test that day. Had things gone as she had planned, she would have finished her nursing degree and gone on with her life,” Franks said. “Our safety and security two years ago was shattered, but we’re determined to get it back. We’re determined to find Holly, and we’re determined to bring the people responsible to justice. And we’re not going to stop until we do.”

The family believes Holly Bobo is still alive and being held by her abductor and they have been strengthened by the fact that the community has been there supporting them. They believe that some one in the community has answers to the whereabouts and disappearance of their daughter and “Now is not the time to give up.”They are urging any one with any information, leads or tips to come forward.

Get updates, read others opinions and provide your own opinions and analysis at Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Holly Bobo.

If anyone has any  information regarding Holly Bobo, please ed to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-824-3463 (1-800-TBI-FIND).

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