Water Search Continues for Missing 2 Year Old Daisy Jo Holland of Elk River and Orono Lake Near Wapiti Park Campground (Update: Body of Daisy Jo Holland Found Deceased by Divers)

The search continues for 2 year old Daisy Jo Holland who has been missing since Friday night, May 24 at the Wapiti Park Campground in Elk River, Minnesota. The search has moved to the water as authorities are searching the Elk River and nearby Lake Orono for the missing two year old. Several hundred people searched around the campground on Saturday, but Sunday’s effort will only be with law enforcement, and focus on the river. Volunteers were  not needed. Elk River Police and the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office have been on the scene since 8 a.m. Sunday morning.


Police Chief Brad Rolfe said it is considered an “active” search.

“Obviously she was last seen very near the river, but we continue to look in all directions just out of an abundance of caution and we want to be thorough in this investigation,” Rolfe said.

Better conditions have allowed crews to get boats and divers on the water. He said the river current is strong and there is debris in it as well, making conditions difficult for divers.

UPDATE I: Sad news to report in the search for little 2 year old Daisy Jo Holland. Her body was found by divers this after noon. Rest in Peace little one.

The girl was found by divers several hundred yards from her campsite.

Authorities recovered the body of 2-year-old Daisy Jo Holland on Sunday afternoon, nearly two days after she vanished from a campground in Elk River.

She was found by dive team members about 2:30 p.m. several hundred yards from her campsite, downstream in the Elk River near Wapiti Park Campground. The search on Sunday focused on the river and Orono Lake.

“The active search for Daisy has concluded,” said Elk River Police Chief Bradley Rolfe.

UPDATE II: At a press conference held at 5 p.m., Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe said the body is similar to the description of Holland.

Dive team members found the body several hundred yards downstream, and it has since been taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office to be positively identified.

The medical examiner’s office will also work to determine the cause of death, but investigators say there is no indication of foul play at this time.

Developmentally Disabled 19 Year Old Sydni Nicole Sherrill Missing Since 5/24/13 in Patterson, CA (UPDATE: Found Safe)

19 year old Sydni Nicole Sherrill has been missing since Friday afternoon, May 24, 2013 in Patterson, CA. Sydni Nicole Sherrill was last seen at about 1:00 pm on Friday at home in the 800 block of Miraggio Drive in Patterson.  Sydni is considered at risk as she developmentally disabled and has the mental capacity of a young child.

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Missing –  Sydni Nicole Sherrill

Authorities consider Sydni Nicole Sherrill at-risk due to being developmentally disabled. She was last seen at her home near Miraggio Drie and Ward Avenue in Patterson around 1 p.m.

She is said to be 5’6’’ and about 125 pounds. They do not know what she was wearing at the time she disappeared.

If anyone has any information regarding Sherrill’s whereabouts, please contact 911 or the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department nonemergency line at (209) 552-2468.

UPDATE I: Found safe and unharmed at a Modesto shelter on Saturday.

Missing 17 Year Old Cassidy Bowers from Pottsville, PA Found Safe, Amber Alert Canceled … No Report on Stephen Campion’s Whereabouts

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 17 year old Cassidy Bowers who was abducted from a home located at 305 Howard Avenue in Pottsville, PA. According to police she was abducted from the home at approximately 6:00 am Saturday morning. State police say Cassidy Bowers was abducted by 20 year-old Stephen Campion Jr. after he assaulted another person at the residence.

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Cassidy Bowers (Left) – Stephen Campion Jr. (rt)

Bowers is described as 5? 8? in height, 120 pounds with shoulder length black hair and brown eyes.

Pottsville Police told WNEP that the abduction is connected to a house fire and assault investigation.

Anyone with information  is asked to contact authorities at (570)622-1234.

UPDATE I: The AMBER ALERT for missing 17 year old Cassidy Bowers has been canceled. Cassidy Bowers was found safe this afternoon.

2 Year Old Daisy Jo Holland Missing Since May 24, 2013 at Wapiti Park Campground the Near Elk River in Elk River, MN (Update: Divers Searching Elk River & Orono Lake) (Update: Body of Daisy Jo Holland Found Deceased)

Tragic Memorial Day Weekend story …

Two year old Daisy Jo Holland has been missing since Friday night, May 24, 2013 around 8:00 pm at the Wapiti Park Campground near the Elk River in Elk River, Minnesota. Elk River Police Chief says several children, including Holland, were playing while parents set up camp around 8 p.m. Friday when suddenly the child was out of sight. The campground is located at 18746 Troy Street in Elk River, MN.  The Elk River Police Department. Crews were searching both the campgrounds and nearby Elk River Friday and Saturday morning. According to Sheriff’s officials, dogs have tracked her scent to the edge of the Elk River.

Missing – Daisy Jo Holland


Daisy is described as follows:

  • Shoulder length blonde hair.
  • Blue eyes.
  • Approximately 2 feet tall.
  • Approximately 30 lbs.
  • Last seen wearing black pants and a pink shirt that imprinted with “Hello Kitty”.

UPDATE I: The search continues for missing 2 year old Daisy Jo Holland. We can only hope that the toddler wandered into the woods, rather than falling into the river.

Crews began searching the campground area and river Friday night.

Early Saturday, the focus of the search shifted to an area along the river bank where search dogs picked up a scent about 200 yards from where the family was camping. A dive team has been called in to search the river.

UPDATE II: Hundreds of volunteers help look for tot missing from Elk River campsite.

Hundreds of volunteers and rescue workers are combing the water and woods near an Elk River campground, searching for a two-year-old girl who went missing Friday night.

Boats with divers are on a stretch of the Elk River that flows by the Wapiti Park Campground where Daisy Jo Holland was staying with family and friends before disappearing at about 8 p.m. A steep and eroded bank overlooks the river near the campsites and officials said Saturday morning that dogs had followed Daisy’s scent to the river’s edge.

Residents from Sherburne County and beyond responded to word of the missing toddler, gathering at the Gateway Church on the west edge of town, where authorities organized search parties to flood the fields and forests adjoining the private campground.

UPDATE III: Police plan to search river, lake for missing 2-year-old.

Authorities plan to focus on efforts to search the water for missing 2 year old Daisy Jo Holland. They say they have extensively searched on land and they plan on Sunday to continue searching the Elk River and nearby Orono Lake. Also, authorities stated that they have no information that leads them to believe Daisy was abducted or foul play was involved.

Police say they will continue searching the Elk River and nearby Orono Lake on Sunday for a missing 2-year-old girl.

On Sunday, police said divers and other agencies will focus most of their efforts on searching the water. They say the ground area was extensively searched on Saturday, and no further ground searches are planned. They say volunteer groups are not needed at this time.

Authorities say they are looking at all scenarios, but they have no information that leads them to believe Daisy was abducted or foul play was involved. Dogs brought in to help in the search made strong indications of Daisy’s scent near the riverbank.

UPDATE IV: There is very sad news to report, the body of two year old Daisy Jo Holland was found by divers deceased today at 2:30 pm. Our prayer and condolences to go out to the family and friends of this precious little girl. Rest in Peace Daisy Jo.

For more updates, comments and individual’s analysis, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Daisy Jo Holland.

If anyone has any information regarding Daisy’s whereabouts is asked to call Sherburne County Dispatch at 763-765-3595.

Missing University of Rhode Island Student Matthew Royer Found Safe in North Carolina … Missing on His Own Accord?

Missing 21 year old University of Rhode Island student Matthew Royer has been found unharmed in North Carolina. Matthew Royer had been missing since May 16, 2013 when he was traveling home for the summer to Collegeville, PA from his apartment at the University of Rhode Island. Surveillance video had Royer within 30 minutes from his home,but he never showed. Royer was located on Thursday but details about what took him to North Carolina have not been released. The family is asking for their privacy. According to a police statement, “The family requests that the media not contact them nor reveal his location as they wish to consider this a private and closed matter.”

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Missing University of Rhode Island student Matthew Royer has been located unharmed in North Carolina, according to authorities and his family, but how he got there remains a mystery.

Royer, 21, had been last seen on May 16 on the University of Rhode Island campus. The college junior had moved out of his apartment and returned the keys, according to ABC News’ Philadelphia station WPVI.

Royer was on his way home to Skippack Township, Pa., for the summer where his family was waiting for him. He was supposed to report for work at a golf course the day after he returned home, but when he did not show up, his family reported him missing.

Royer was located on Thursday but details about what took him to North Carolina have not been released.

Make no mistake about it, I am glad that Matthew Royer has been found safe. But I have my reservations on how this might affect searches for other individuals in his age group. When some one goes “purposely” missing and the family calls for resources to help find their loved one, the question arises, “Who should be Responsible for the costs of the searches”? That is a valid question. Obviously authorities cannot and better not just say like Denis Jacobs, lead investigator in the Natalee Holloway case in Aruba, “No, this happens all the time. Just go on down to Carlos N‘ Charlie’s and have a beer. She’ll show up sometime. She probably got drunk or fell in love and ran off with someone for a few days.” But, what happens when some one does go missing on their own accord?  One thing is for certain, I hope this family gets some help for Matthew as these were not the actions of a right thinking person. Hopefully they will so that we are not later reporting further of Matthew Royer again.

One Child Dead, Two Injured and One Missing after Landslide at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul, MN (Update: 10 Year Old Mohamed Fofana’s Body ID’d)


A landslide at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul, MN has left one child dead, two children injured and one child missing. The incident occurred as a group of 4th grade children from the Peter Hobart Elementary School were on a field trip at the the Lilydale Regional Park. As reported at CBS-WCCO, the kids were exploring a hillside in the park when the ground gave way due to the recent rains. The slide created a sinkhole, which quickly filled with water. Police said the two injured children were taken to Regions Hospital. The search for the fourth child was suspended due to dangerous conditions as light rain fell throughout the afternoon. Sadly, the search effort for the missing child is now being described as a recovery effort.


A fourth-grade field trip to a Mississippi River park popular with fossil hunters turned deadly Wednesday when gravel saturated by persistent rain gave way, killing one child and injuring two others. A fourth child was missing.

The landslide at Lilydale Regional Park swept over a group of children from Peter Hobart Elementary School in St. Louis Park, burying one to the waist and completely burying another, Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard said.

Another child suffered minor injuries in the landslide, which happened about 1:15 p.m. The three children were taken to Regions Hospital, and one died, Zaccard said.

A search for the fourth child was suspended due to dangerous conditions as light rain fell throughout the afternoon. Zaccard described that search as a recovery effort.

UPDATE I: Body of missing student recovered from Minn. park.

Search crews recovered the body of a missing fourth grader Thursday, a day after a gravel slide at a St. Paul park.

The child, identified by family members as 10-year-old Mohamed Fofana, was among four youngsters from a St. Louis Park, Minn., elementary school who plunged off a 30-foot bluff at Lilydale Regional Park after the ground gave way during a school field trip Wednesday.

On Wednesday, officials found the body of 9-year-old Haysem Sani. Two other students from Peter Hobart Elementary School were injured in the slide. One boy is recovering at home, while the other is hospitalized in serious condition.

20 Year Old Kyle Dube Charged with Murder in the Death of Missing Nichole Cable … Nichole’s Body Found in Wooded Area Monday Night in Old Town, ME (Update: Died from Asphyxiation)


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20 year old Kyle Dube of Orono, ME was charged with the murder in the death of 15 year old  Nichole Cable of Glenburn, Maine. The teen’s body was found at 9:30 pm Monday night by a Maine Game Warden working with a search dog in a wooded area near the Stillwater River in Old Town, Maine. The site was secured for the night and the recovery of the remains began at daylight Tuesday morning.  Nichole Cable went missing on Sunday, May, 15, Mothers Day. She had not been heard from or seen since.

 Kyle Dube

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On Tuesday, police confirmed that the body found in the woods near the east shore of the Stillwater River in Old Town, ME near the intersection of Routes 43 and 16 was that of missing  Nichole Cable. Kyle Dube had previously  been in custody at the Penobscot County Jail since May 17, when he turned himself in to begin serving a 90-day sentence on charges stemming from a high-speed chase during which the motorcycle he was driving crashed. Dube is expected to appear in court on the murder charge at the Penobscot County Judicial Center at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

In a news release issued late Monday, Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, said a body was found by the Maine Warden Service and that the state medical examiner’s office would make a positive identification on Tuesday.

The remains were found about 9:30 p.m. and the site was secured for the night. The recovery of the remains began at daylight Tuesday.

FACEBOOK – Kyle Dube.

From the Portland Press Herald. Kyle Dube had wanted to see Cable before he started serving jail time for a traffic offense. Of course the obvious question needs to be asked, what is a 15 year old girl hanging out with a 20 year old guy?

A friend of Cable’s, Tyler Ann Harris, a sophomore at Old Town High School, said Cable and Dube had been friends and that she’d been planning to meet him shortly before her disappearance. Dube had wanted to see Cable before he started serving jail time for a traffic offense, Harris said.

Harris described Cable as a very friendly girl.

UPDATE I: 15 year old Nichole Cable died from asphyxiation.

Maine’s medical examiner says a 15-year-old girl police believe was lured to her death by a man using a phony Facebook profile died from asphyxiation.

The official cause of Nichole Cable’s death was given Thursday as “asphyxia due to compression of the neck.” Authorities haven’t elaborated.

21 Year Old Matthew Royer Missing Since 5/16/13 … Police Think Might have Decided to Detour From Returning Home to Skippack Township

Pennsylvania State Police suggested on Monday that the 21 year old Matthew R. Royer, who has been missing since Thursday, May 16, 2013 after leaving college in Rhode Island to come home for the summer, might have decided on his own to “detour from returning home” to Skippack Township, PA. As reported at  CBS Philadelphia,   a charge was made on his credit card that placed him at a gas station in Rhode Island at 6:30 PM and a ping off a cellphone tower showed that he was at an Allentown, PA gas station at 2 AM.  Surveillance footage from the gas station shows him making a purchase.  Matthew Royer was only about 35 miles from his home in Skippack Township at that point. Then the trail goes dark. One has to wonder though, if Royer was going to go elsewhere and detour from going home at that point, why then? He had also texted his mom that he was on his way home. Police continue to search for missing Matthew Royer.

Did Matthew Royer go missing Voluntarily?

View more videos at: http://nbcphiladelphia.com.

The Pennsylvania State Police suggested Monday that the Montgomery County 21-year-old Matthew R. Royer, who has been missing since leaving Rhode Island Thursday, might have decided on his own to detour from returning home to Skippack Township.

“While it may be a voluntary move on Matthew’s part, we are still expending all resources in this investigation to locate Matthew,” said Trooper Morgan Crummy, a spokeswoman at the State Police’s Skippack station.

As that possibility took shape in what remains a murky situation, his mother made a tearful plea for her son to contact his parents.

Personally, I am not sure if I buy into the theory that he intestinally decided to detour from home. Why would there be a trail of his path home form his college in Rhode Island, to a gas staion and purchase in Hehigh Valley, PA just 35 miles from his home and then nothing? Not a trace of any purchases or cell phone activity. However, any thing is possible

NBC Philadelphia has time line of events. Police are interviewing a witness who saw Royer’s car at Route 501 and U.S. Route 422 in Myerstown, Lebanon County, PA. However, even though it might be his car, was Royer driving?

Thursday 6:30 p.m. — Matthew Royer leaves his Rhode Island apt. and heads for home

Friday 1:58 a.m. — police trace Royer’s last cell phone ping — or signal to a cell tower –  in the Allentown area.

Friday 2:07 a.m. — Surveillance video of Matthew buying gas and water at a Sunoco along Route 100 in Allentown

Friday 1 p.m. — Royer’s car seen at Route 501 and U.S. Route 422 in Myerstown, Lebanon County, Pa.

That last location is about an hour and 15 minutes from Royer’s home.

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

Anyone with information about him can call the Skippack state police station at 610-584-1250

21 Year Old Matthew Royer Missing Since 5/16/13, Last Seen Leaving his Apartment at the University of Rhode Island Heading Home to Collegeville, PA

21 year old college student Matthew Royer has been missing since Thursday,  May 16, 2013. Matthew Royer was last seen on Thursday leaving his apartment at the University of Rhode Island. He was headed home for the summer to Collegeville, PA; however, never arrived at his family’s home. Matthew left Rhode Island at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Matthew Royer is driving his 2008 Silver Chevy Cobolt with PA License Plate GZR9059. It is reported that he was captured on a surveillance video driving south on Route 309 from a Hess station in Coopersburg, PA.

Missing – 21 Year Old Matthew Royer

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Matthew is believed to be driving his 2008 Silver Chevy Cobolt with PA License Plate GZR9059.

His family tells Action News Matthew was captured on surveillance video driving south on Route 309 from a Hess station in Coopersburg, Pa.

Matthew Royer is described a white male, 6’1, 160 pounds, with blue eyes, and brown hair.

UPDATE I: College student reported missing last spotted in Lehigh County:

The mother of Matthew Royer said her son’s cell phone pinged off of a tower near Route 78 and Vera Cruz Road in Upper Saucon Township. Ten minutes later, she said a camera from a gas station recorded his silver 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt driving past the station in Coopersburg at 2 a.m. Friday.

At some point, he made a transaction at a Sunoco station near Route 100 in Breinigsville, said Janet Royer, the student’s mother.

The sighting fits within the time frame if he left Rhode Island at 6:30 p.m. Thursday like he had told mom.

Map of 240 Pennsylvania Rt 100, Breinigsville, PA to Collegeville, PA

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For more updated, to read others opinions and analysis and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Matthew Royer.

If anyone has any information with regards to Matthew Royer’s whereabouts, please contact Sate Police Skippack Barracks at 610-584-1250.


7 Year Old Autistic Boy Owen Black Missing Since 5/17/13 in Escambia County, FL (Update: Searches Continue for Missing Boy) (Update: Boy Found Dead in Water)

7 year old Owen Black has been missing since Friday afternoon at about 5 pm, May 17, 2013 in Escambia County, FL. Owen Black is autistic and was last seen in the area of the Needle Rush Point condominiums in the 17100 block of Perdido Key Drive. This number, 850-207-5498, has been established for groups wanting to help with the search effort to call.  The  Escambia Search and Rescue has set up a mobile command center in the back parking lot of the Happy Harbor, 29601 Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach. Search updated can be seen at Facebook OfficialECSO.


Owen Black, who is autistic, was last seen Friday in the area of the Need Rush Point condominiums in the 17100 block of Perdido Key Drive.

Owen was wearing a blue striped shirt and brown sweatpants.

He is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 45 pounds. Owen has short blondish brown hair and brown eyes.

UPDATE I: 8 yr-old autistic boy goes missing on Florida vacation.

Escambia County Sheriff’s officials said Owen Elliot Black was on the beaches of Perdido Key with his mother and wandered off on his own around 4 p.m. Friday. He has brown hair and eyes and was last seen wearing a red and blue striped shirt and brown sweatpants.

Deputies and K-9 dogs trampled over sand dunes and searched in bushes, hoping Owen may be hiding because he was separated from his mother and was taught to avoid strangers.

UPDATE II: Search planned for Sunday, May 19.

All individuals wishing to assist in the search on Sunday can report to the back parking lot of Happy Harbor at 29601 Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach, Alabama. The number to the mobile command center is (850) 207-5498 should you or your group wish to assist with the search efforts.

Anyone with information on Owen’s whereabouts can call 850-436-9620.

UPDATE III: Missing autistic boy found dead in water off Perdido Key. Rest in Peace Little Guy. Thank you “Searching” for the update.

An 8-year-old boy missing since Friday on Perdido Key has been found dead in the water, authorities on the scene confirm.

A crime scene has been set up on the beach behind Shipwatch Surf & Yacht Club on Perdido Key Drive (MAP).

UPDATE IV: Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Message from Sheriff David Morgan:

“It is with great sadness that the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office releases the following information:
At approximately 1303 CST our search for Owen Black is concluded.
A citizen in Perdido Key observed him in the water washing toward shore. An immediate response has determined that he succumbed to drowning. There are no indications of foul play; however the standard investigative and medical examiners protocols will apply.
We ask for the community and nation’s prayers for this family in mourning and our thanks are again extended to all law enforcement, military, State and Federal agencies as well as the hundreds of volunteers who responded to Owen’s call.”
– Sheriff David Morgan, Escambia County

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