Bizarre ending to missing persons story …
Friends reported 19 year old NYU student Asher Vongtau missing to school officials Saturday night, November 2, 2013. Friends of the missing student have stated that campus security did not take them serious at first. As reported at the NY Post, New York University spokesman John Beckman said Vongtau was found by school security Sunday afternoon when one officer heard him moaning from within the tiny space. Vongtau was found trapped in a narrow gap between a dorm and a neighboring parking garage in lower Manhattan. From NBC-NY, firefighters pulled Vongtau from the space between the NYU dorm at 80 Lafayette St. and the neighboring building. An FDNY official said the space was between 18 inches to 2 feet wide. Asher Vongtau was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
An NYU student believed missing was actually trapped for up to 36 hours in a tiny gap between his dorm building and a neighboring structure — and was rescued only after his worried pals raised the alarm and rescue workers heard his moans.
“It started out that he was missing, nobody knew where he was. And all of a sudden, they discovered he’d fallen between two buildings,’’ said Habiba Vongtau, the mom of the 19-year-old victim, political-science major Asher Vongtau.
“I’m just completely stunned — he’s actually one of those responsible kids,’’ she told The Post from her Pittsburgh home as she prepared to take a bus to Manhattan to see her son at Bellevue, where he was in serious but stable condition Sunday night.
It’s unclear how he got stuck between the two buildings, an 18-story NYU dorm and a parking garage, but he was talking to responders who spent over an hour and a half working to free him.
He suffered a fractured head, pelvis and arm and was also dealing with additional injuries to his lungs and spleen.
Friends reported him missing following a fire alarm in the dorm Saturday morning. They called authorities to file a missing persons report, but were also told to check the roof of the building.
17 year old Charlotte Miller has been missing since Monday, October 28, 2013 in Tonawanda, New York. Charlotte Miller was last seen leaving her home around 9 pm. Police believe that she may be in the company of Austin Mahon. Police are asking for your help in finding the missing teen.
Missing – Charlotte Miller, pic FaceBook
Police say Charlotte Miller, 17 has been missing since October 28th. She was last seen leaving her home around 9 PM in Tonawanda.
Police posted on their Facebook page that she may be in the company of Austin Mahon.
If you have any information on Miller’s Whereabouts, you’re asked to contact Det. Raymond Marello at email@example.com or 716-879-6640.
Missing 15 Year Old Emily Lalinsky Found Alive with 37 Year Old Family Friend Robert Messer in A Michigan Field
15 year old Emily Lalinsky and 37 year old Robert Messer had been missing since Sunday, October 27, 2013. The two have not been seen since Sunday, when they were thought to be going on a day trip to Ann Arbor, MI. Robert Messner was a friend of the family for 10 years. Police believe hat the teen is endangered based on the ongoing investigation as they believed that Mr. Messer’s mental state may be in question. This might serve as a example of caution to all parents when a 37 year old man starts taking such attention in a 15 year old girl, friend or no friend.
15 year old Emily Lalinsky
Police found notes from both Lalinsky and Messer at the man’s Salem Township home along with the pair’s cell phones. Both notes apologized for leaving.
“Please don’t ever doubt or forget that you are an amazing and wonderful mother and person,” Lalinsky’s note said. “I am so sorry I hurt you and if there was any other way, we would have done it.”
Messer’s letter had a similar theme.
“We are going today, she and I, because we have to — not because we want to leave you,” he wrote. “We are in love and cannot be apart from each other.”
Emily Lalinsky and Robert Messer were found on Tuesday in a field near 7 Mile Road and Chubb Road in Salem Township northeast of Ann Arbor, Michigan in Washtenaw County.
Emily Lalinsky is being treated at a hospital for minor, superficial wounds and Robert Messer is in custody.
Emily Lalinsky, 15, and Robert Messer, 37, were found together Tuesday in a field near 7 Mile Road and Chubb Road in Salem Township northeast of Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, police said. The two had been missing since Sunday.
Lieutenant Cal Lauria of the Plymouth Township police department said that Lalinsky is being treated at a local hospital for superficial wounds.
“The male is also being treated, but at a separate hospital,” Lt. Lauria said. “He is also being held in custody.”
Could the Skeletal Remains Found in Central Florida While Search for Yessenia Suarez & Her Children Be that of Missing Jennifer Kesse, Tracy Ocasio or Michelle Parker
Could this be a break for families of missing loved ones?
Skeletal remains were found in a wooded area near State Road 417 over the weekend as police searched for missing mom Yessenia Suarez and her two children. However, it was determined that the remains were not those of the mom and her children as they had been there too long. The three had just gone missing on October 23, 2013. So who did authorities find? As the Orlando Sentinel reports, such a discovery brings both hope and anxious moments to the Florida families of missing loved ones like Jennifer Kessee, Tracy Ocasio and Michelle Parker. Drew Kesse, the father of missing Jennifer contacted authorities after reading the story of the discovery to inquire whether it might be his daughter. as Drew said, “I simply wait. One of these times, it’s going to be Tracy. It’s going to be Jennifer. It has to be.” God Bless these parents of missing children and let them have some solace, peace and closure.
“You don’t want to get your hopes up because it hurts too much when the answer is negative,” said Elizabeth Ocasio, whose daughter Tracy vanished in 2009 after leaving a bar with James Hataway, whom she met a few weeks before.
Detectives later found Tracy Ocasio’s car near Hataway’s home in Ocoee. Police have said Hataway is the only suspect in the 27-year-old’s disappearance. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison for the attempted murder of another woman.
Ocasio is one of several women missing in Central Florida in cases where authorities suspect foul play.
Jennifer Kesse disappeared from her condo near Mall at Millenia in 2006. Orlando police found her car about a mile away, and detectives have said they think the 24-year-old was abducted.
Michelle Parker, a mother of three, vanished in November 2011 after dropping off her young twins with her ex-fiancé, Dale Smith. Orlando police said Smith is the only suspect in the case, but he has not been charged in connection with Parker’s disappearance.
Say a prayer for all of these families that they may find answers and peace.
Remains Found in a Stearns County Park May Be Mancy Matula Missing Since May in Eden Prairie, MN (Update: Eden Prairie Police Confirmed Remains Found are Mancy Matula)
Has Mancy Matula finally been found?
Authorities have notified the family of missing 24 year old Mancy Matula, who has been missing since May 2013 in Eden Prarie, Minnesota. that a hiker had discovered human remains in a Stearns County Park that could be the missing woman. The remains were found in a shallow grave at approximately 1 pm Saturday afternoon. Eden Prairie police said Saturday that the identity and gender of the remains have not been confirmed. Mandy Matula was last seen Thursday around 1:30 a.m. with her estranged boyfriend, 24 year old David Marshall Roe. Matula’s former boyfriend, David Roe, was wanted for questioning in her disappearance, shot himself in the head in a police parking lot prior to questioning.
Wayne Matula told KSTP-TV that police notified his family that a hiker had discovered remains in Mississippi River Park near Sartell Saturday afternoon that may be his daughter Mandy’s.
The park had been a focal point of the search for Mancy Matula after she went missing May 1. She was last seen that day leaving her Eden Prairie home with her ex-boyfriend, David Roe.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office reported the remains were found by a hiker in a shallow grave in Mississippi River Park.
The Eden Prairie (Minn.) Police Department reported it is “working closely with Stearns County officials and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to determine if the finding is related to the Mandy Matula missing person investigation.” However, as of Saturday evening the gender and identity of the remains had not yet been determined.
Officials in Minnesota say that remains found in a shallow grave this weekend are those of a 24-year-old woman who had been missing since May.
Eden Prairie police confirmed Sunday that the remains found in a park along the Mississippi River north of Sartell are those of Mandy Matula. A hiker found the remains Saturday. Police said that autopsy results indicated that she died of a single gunshot wound to the head
AMBER ALERT for Hours Old Baby Girl Annabelle Martini with Medical Condition Taken By Her 20 Year Old Mother Jaime Martini in Mill Creek, WA (Update: Amber Alert Canceled, Baby Located)
An Amber Alert was issued for an hours old baby girl, Annabelle Martini, late Friday night in Washington state who was taken by her 20 year old mother Jaime Martini shortly after she gave birth to the child. According to police, Annabelle Martini is suffering from “life-threatening medical conditions” and is in need of medical attention. Jaime Martini gave birth to a baby girl born in Mill Creek about 6.30 a.m. local time (9.30 a.m. ET) Friday at an apartment complex in Mill Creek, WA with the help of a midwife. The midwife who assisted the home birth called 911 after the baby girl was having difficulty breathing and her skin turned a grayish color.
The two may be traveling in a white 2001 BMW 330CI with Washington license AJD7417 or a 1993 dark green Lexus SC400 with license plate 871WJF.
Annabelle Martini is suffering from “life-threatening medical conditions” and is in need of medical attention, according to police.
The girl is believed to be with her mother, Jaime Martini, who is described as 5-foot-3, 135 pounds with long, straight blonde hair and brown eyes.
“Martini fled with the infant and has not sought medical treatment for the child,” the alert said.
Mill Creek police say Martini delivered the baby around 6:30 a.m. Friday at the Mill Creek apartment complex with the help of a midwife. The midwife called 911 to report the baby was having difficulty breathing and was not responsive. Police were dispatching an aid car but canceled it when Jaimie Martini said she was taking the baby to a hospital at the insistence of the midwife. However, she and the baby have not checked in at any area hospitals.
Police believe Jamie Martini’s aunt may have picked up her and the baby up from the apartment complex. Police are in contact with the aunt, but she is not cooperating with them.
UPDATE I: CANCELED AMBER Alert :
Annabelle Martini – Mill Creek, WA
10/26/2013 11:09:55 EDT
Amber Alert Issued for 2 Year Old Jarren Jackson Missing Since 1 AM 10/25/13 in Washtenaw County’s Augusta Township, MI … Taken From Broken Down Vehicle (Update: Found Safe)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 2 year old Jarren Jackson who has been missing since 1:15 AM Saturday morning after being abducted from a broken down vehicle in Washtenaw County’s Augusta Township, Michigan. The two hear old boy is considered in “extreme danger”. The two year old boy is alleged to have been kidnapped by a white male driving an older model red pickup truck with rust.
Stoner said the toddler is a black male about 3 feet tall and 30 pounds with no hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a red shirt, red hoodie, camo winter coat and blue jeans.
Authorities say Jarren was abducted by a white male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He may be driving an older model red pickup truck with rust. The alleged abductor was last seen driving north on Whittaker Road from Willis Road.
If anyone ash any information regarding missing Jarren Jackson, his abductor or the vehicle, please call immediately 911 or the Michigan State Police at 517-241-8000
The 2-year-old Washtenaw County boy reported missing Saturday morning has been found and is OK, Michigan State Police Lt. Mike McCormick confirmed.
According to the boy’s aunt, Kimberly Williams, 2-year-old Jarren Laron Jackson was found by a search party including herself, the boy’s mother, father and step-grandfather. The boy was whisked away in an HVA ambulance around 1 p.m. from the Whittaker Oaks mobile home community just south on Whittaker Road where the boy was reported missing.
It was not immediately clear where in relation to the residence.
Missing Child Alert Issued for 9 Year Old Thalio Otto & 8 Year Old Michael Otto … 28 Year Old Mother Yessenia Suarez Also Missing after Domestic Violence Incident in Volusia County, FL (Update: Police Say All Missing are Dead) (Update: Luis Toledo Attempts Suicide)
9 year old Thalio Otto, 8 year old Michael Otto and their 28 year old mother Yessenia Suarez have been missing since Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Deltona, Florida. Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert after they went to their home to check on them after relatives of Suarez reported her missing when they had not heard from her. Prior to the disappearance, Suarez’s husband, Luis Toledo, showed up at her job at American K-9 Detection Services on Tuesday, started a fight and slapped her face. Toledo was arrested on domestic violence charges Wednesday.
According to reports, the family has dealt with domestic issues in the past and Luis Toledo was arrested in 2000 on charges of attempted second degree murder, robbery with a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and kidnapping with intent to inflict harm with a weapon in Orange County, FL. However, the case was never prosecuted. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office are considering the two missing children and the mom as endangered under suspicious circumstances.
Thalio Otto (left) – Michael Otto (center) – Yessenia Suarez (right)
A manhunt is underway for a Deltona mother and her two children who went missing after a domestic-violence incident.
“Keep your eyes open and please look for them,” said Emilio Suarez, father of the missing 28-year-old mother Yessenia Suarez. “Life is not the same without them.”
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert for 9-year-old Thalio Otto and 8-year-old Michael Otto Thursday morning. Authorities said the children could be with their mother.
Volusia County deputies are still at Suarez’s home searching for clues that will lead them to the family.
Deputies started exploring the house Wednesday after relatives of Suarez reported her missing around 9:20 a.m. because they were worried that they had not heard from her.
Suarez’s husband, Luis Toledo, 31, showed up at her job at American K-9 Detection Services in Lake Mary on Tuesday about 1:30 p.m., started a fight and slapped her cheek, an arrest report states.
UPDATE I: 2 children missing from Volusia County.
They may be with their 28-year-old mother Yessenia Suarez, the news release from the Department of Law Enforcement said.
Thalia has black hair and brown eyes and is 3 feet tall.
Otto is 3-foot-4 with black hair and brown eyes.
Suarez is 5-foot-3 and weighs 130 pounds.
UPDATE II: Authorities say missing Florida mom and her two children are dead, husband (Luis Toeldo) person of interest in case.
Sad news to report, but not unexpected when the facts of the story were first reported. 9 year old Thalio Otto, 8 year old Michael Otto and their mom, 28 year old Yessenia Suarez are all considered deceased by authorities, however, their bodies have not yet been found. Luis Toledo is considered a person of interest in the triple murder.
Gary Davidson with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office tells MyFoxOrlando.com authorities have determined the three are dead but their bodies have not been located.
“The search for the victims’ bodies and the investigation into their deaths is still ongoing, and no one has been charged at this time,” Davidson said.
Police are considering her husband, Luis Toeldo, 31, a possible person of interest in the case.
Of course he did, that is what cowards do.
UPDATE IV: Search continues for remains of Deltona mom, kids … remains found not that of missing mom and children.
Authorities said they found remains in a wooded area off U.S. Highway 17-92 while searching on Sunday for a missing Deltona mother and her two children.
The remains are of an adult, said Shannon Cordingly, a Sanford police spokeswoman. But it’s likely they’re not of 28-year-old Yessenia Suarez, who has been missing for about a week, Cordingly added. She said the medical examiner still needs to conduct an autopsy.
“The skeletal remains have been there for a long time,” she said. “It was bones we found.”
Hmm, I wonder what missing person’s remains police might have just found in the search for Thalio Otto, Michael Otto and Yessenia Suarez?
If anyone has any information about Suarez or her children can call the Sheriff’s Office at 386-736-5999 or 911.
Missing 24 Year Old Danvers High School Math Teacher Math Colleen Ritzer Murdered by 14 Year old Student Philip D. Chism at Danvers High School in Massachusetts (Suspect Arrested, Held Without Bail)
24 year old Colleen Ritzer and 14 year old Philip Chism were both separately reported missing and then the unthinkable …
Twenty four year old Colleen Ritzer, a math teacher at Danvers High School in Danvers, MA who had been reported missing on Tuesday, October 22 when she did not return home from school was found dead in the woods behind the school this morning. 14 year old student Philip D. Chism was arrested for murder and is being held without bail. As reported at NBC News, the criminal complaint states authorities “learned from an interview of the juvenile suspect and video surveillance recovered at the school” that the suspect assaulted and killed Ritzer and then dumped her body. According to reports there are over 120 cameras at the school. Philip Chism will be tried as an adult.
24 year old Colleen Ritzer, RIP
Murder suspect – 14 year old Philip Daniel Chism
24-year-old Danvers High School teacher has been found dead, and a 14-year-old boy is being held without bail on a charge of murdering her.
Math teacher Colleen Ritzer’s body was found in the woods behind the school, said Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.
Philip D. Chism was ordered held without bail at his arraignment this afternoon in Salem District Court. Judge Matthew Nestor approved funds for a mental competency evaluation. Chism is to be tried as an adult; a probable cause hearing was slated for Nov. 22.
Chism had been reported missing Tuesday after he did not return home from school. Ritzer was reported missing at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when she did not return home and did not answer her cellphone.
Police searched the school and found blood in a second-floor bathroom. Ritzer’s body was found later behind the school, Blodgett said in a news conference this morning at the high school.
Jonathan Blodgett, the district attorney for Essex, MA discusses the ongoing homicide investigation into the murder of a teacher at Danvers High School.
UPDATE I: Philip D. Chism arraigned in court today and held without bail (VIDEO).
Is Maria, the blond, blue eyed girl that was found with her abductor Gypsy couple in Greece possibly missing Lisa Irwin who was 10 months old when she went missing on October 4, 2011 at the age of in Kansas City, MO? The FBI and Greek authorities will work to determine that the child isn’t that of missing Kansas City toddler Lisa Irwin as well as other missing children.
Lisa Irwin, the Kansas City baby who disappeared two years ago, is among the candidates considered by authorities to be a match for “Maria,” the blue-eyed, blond girl found living with alleged abductors in Greece last week, the attorney for the missing girl’s family said Tuesday.
Lisa, who was 10 months old when she vanished from her parents’ home in October 2011, is among the eight to 10 leads being reviewed by authorities, John Picerno told FoxNews.com.
If authorities believe the two girls are the same person, the next step would involve a DNA test, Picerno said. He added that Lisa’s parents, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, are trying to stay positive as the investigation works its course.
“It’s been a long two years,” Picerno said. “Sightings such as these give them hope.”
The development in the case began last week, when Greek police searching for drugs and weapons raided a Roma camp near the town of Farsala and discovered Maria, Sky News reported.
Greek authorities, investigating mystery girl Maria, alerted to Baby Lisa’s disappearance in KC.
Although Greek authorities say the child taken from a Roma encampment appears to be at least two years older than Kansas City’s Lisa Irwin, her parents were hopeful Tuesday that the child known as Maria is their missing daughter.
“We’re trying not to get our hopes up too much, but we are very hopeful that she could be Lisa,” said the missing girl’s mother, Deborah Bradley.
Federal investigators in Kansas City said they have been in contact with authorities in Greece after receiving calls once pictures of the girl found with a Gypsy couple appeared in the media.
DNA from a little girl found living in the squalor of a Gypsy encampment in central Greece does not match an international database of missing persons, Greek authorities told ABC News.
The setback only deepens the mystery as to the identity of the blonde-haired girl called Maria who was discovered in the camp by Greek police last week during a nationwide crackdown on Gypsies, also known as Roma.
The findings by Interpol initially suggest that the girl is not one of the hundreds of children reported missing every year in its database.
That database does not include reports of missing U.S. children and several American families whose kids have disappeared — along with hundreds of European families with missing kids -- have had their hopes kindled by the mystery of the blonde girl.