Three Rescued from US Navy Helicopter Crash in the Red Sea, Two Crew Members Still Missing (Update: Navy Calls off search for 2 Missing Crew Members)

Three crew members have been rescued after a US Navy helicopter crashed in the Red Sea Sunday. A MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter went down in the Red Sea according to reports; however, it is being said that the crash was not a result of any hostile activity. The incident is under investigation. The search efforts continue for the remaining two missing crew members.

Three crew members were safely rescued, but two are still missing after a U.S. Navy helicopter crashed in the Red Sea on Sunday during routine flight operations, military officials said.

The MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6 — nicknamed the HSC Indians — went down in the Central Red Sea at about noon local time, according to an official with the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet.

Three who went down with the helicopter were found in “stable” condition, according to the official.

The USS Nimitz is leading the search and rescue mission for the two remaining crew members who were aboard the helicopter with the aid of planes, helicopters and five additional ships, officials said.

UPDATE I: US – Three Recovered After Red Sea Helo Crash (Updated 5:00 p.m. EDT)

Three personnel are accounted for and stable. Search efforts continue for two remaining personnel.

Assisting in the search and rescue are USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS William P. Lawrence, USS Princeton (CG 59), USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) as well as MH-60S Knighthawks from HSC-6, and MH-60R Seahawks from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 and one P-3 from Patrol Squadron (VP) 47.

The crash was not due to any sort of hostile activity.

UPDATE II: Navy Calls off Search for two Missing Crew Members.

The U.S. Navy has called off a search for two missing crew members who were involved in a helicopter crash in the Red Sea on Sunday, saying it is unlikely that they survived.

The MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter was flying with the USS William P. Lawrence as part of a carrier group dispatched to the region amid Syria’s ongoing unrest, according to the AFP.

53 Year Old Cynthia Figueroa Missing Since 9/18/13 in North Roseville, CA

53 year old Cynthia Figueroa has been missing since Wednesday, September 18, 2013. She has not been seen nor heard from since leaving her home in the Highland Park area, in north Roseville. Figueroa may be driving her car, a silver 2005 Volvo S-60, a 4-door sedan, with California license 5LCE011.

Cynthia Figueroa

Cynthia Figueroa, 53, was last seen leaving her home in the Highland Park area, in north Roseville, Wednesday afternoon, Roseville police spokesperson Dee Dee Gunther said.

Her family said Figueroa hasn’t contacted them since Wednesday and it is unusual for her not to stay in contact. The family said Figueroa has been “extremely despondent” and they are concerned about her welfare.

Gunther said Figueroa is described as a white woman, 5’6″ tall, weighing about 130 pounds with blond hair and brown eyes. She may be driving her car, a silver 2005 Volvo S-60, a 4-door sedan, with California license 5LCE011.

If anyone has any with information regarding Cynthia Figueroa’s whereabouts, please contact Roseville police at (916)774-5000 extension 1.

Posted September 22, 2013 by
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5 Year Old Girl Abducted from her Bedroom in Everett, WA Caught on Surveillance Video … Girl Found Safe, But Sex Predator Suspect Still on the Loose

Victim safe, but suspect still sought by police … Thankfully no sexual assault took place.

A 5 year old girl was abducted from her bedroom at her home in Everett, Washington Saturday at 3 am.  A man removed a screen from the little girl’s ground floor bedroom, got inside and carried the child away. The entire kidnapping was caught on surveillance video. The suspect took the girl to a wooded area where he had planned to assault her; however, for some reason the man changed his mind and thankfully did not carry out the sexual assault. The girl then ran for help and knocked on a stranger’s door who called 911.  The little girl described the suspect as a darker skinned male, shorter than average adult height, normal build with no visible tattoos. At the time, he wore jeans, a shirt, a white hat and white earrings

Surveillance video shows the chilling crime in progress.  A man walking out of an Everett apartment complex carrying a young girl. The 5-year-old was taken down a trail and into a wooded area where police say the suspect took her pajama pants off. But before it went any further the suspect ran.

“The suspect probably got scared off, changed his mind.  Some reason he didn’t carry out the assault and he left the scene,” said Aaron Snell, Everett Police.


HELP GET THIS SEXUAL PREDATOR OFF THE STREETS … Anyone living near, or who was on, the Interurban Trail in the early morning hours between 112th St SE and Everett Mall and saw or heard something suspicious is asked to call 911 or the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450.

13 Year Old Trevor Russell Missing Since 9/16/13 in Morris, IL

13 year old Trevor Russell has been missing since Monday, September 16, 2013 in Morris, Illinois. Trevor was last wearing a white T-shirt and tan shorts as he was seen leaving the Grundy County Courthouse Monday afternoon around 2 pm. According to Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan, after observing video surveillance, officials know Trevor left the courthouse by himself. Trevor Russell was at the courthouse with family, but officials would not comment further on why they were there.


The sheriff’s department in Grundy County needs help finding a missing 13-year-old boy.

Trevor Russell was last seen on Monday around 2 p.m.

Investigators say Russell was seen leaving the Grundy Country Courthouse in the town of Morris

If anyone has seen or has any information regarding Trevor Russell, please call the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office at (815)942-0336. If you would like to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at (815)942-9667.

Posted September 18, 2013 by
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A Levi’s Call Alert Issued for Missing 14 Year Old Ayvani Hope Perez Kidnapped During Home Invasion in Ellenwood, GA (Update: Kidnappers Demand $10,000 Randsom … Pic of Suspects) (Update: Found Safe, Kidnappers Arrested)

A Levi’s Call alert has been issued for missing 14 year old Ayvani Hope Perez from Clayton County who was kidnapped from her family’s Ellenwood home early Tuesday. The 14 year old was abducted following a home invasion. According to accounts, two armed men broke into the home and demanded money and jewelry. The mother did not have any money so they shot the dog and kidnapped the 14-year-old. The two suspects, described as two black males are said to have gotten away in a gray Dodge. Ayvani Hope Perez is considered to be in extreme danger.

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According to the alert, Ayvani Hope Perez was kidnapped by two armed men during a home invasion in the 3800 block of Brookgate Drive.

Clayton County police spokesman Phong Nguyen told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the suspects pried open a back door of the home about 2:15 a.m.

He said the mother tried to hide her two children, but the gunmen found the family, along with the family’s dog, and demanded money and jewelry.

“She did not have any money and jewelry so they shot the dog and kidnapped the 14-year-old,” Nguyen said.

The teen was last seen being taken from the home in a gray Dodge.

Description of Ayvani Hope Perez:

Ayvani, who is 4 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 93 pounds, is Hispanic and has brown eyes and black hair. She was wearing blue and gray Star Wars pajama bottoms and a blue and gray “Super Hero” shirt.

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UPDATE I: Home invaders demand $10,000 ransom for kidnapped 14 Year old Ayvani Hope Perez.

Family members said Tuesday afternoon that alleged home invaders who kidnapped a 14-year-old girl from her Clayton County home have demanded $10,000 ransom for her safe return.

Police have issued a Levi’s Call alert for Ayvani Hope Perez, the two men, and a gray Dodge vehicle.

Anyone with information on the girl or the suspects should call 911 or Clayton County police at 678-610-4781.

UPDATE II: Abducted Georgia girl, 14, found alive. Two suspects, Juan Alberto Contreras-Rodriguez, 40, and Wildrego Jackson, 29, are in federal custody.

14-year-old Georgia girl kidnapped by two gunmen during a home invasion early Tuesday has been found alive, officials said.

Ayvani Hope Perez was in good health, officials said, and was being evaluated on Wednesday afternoon.

39 Year Old Misty Johnson Missing Since 9/12/13 in Greenville, SC (Update: Vehicle Located)

39 year old Misty Johnson has been missing since September 12, 2013 in Greenville, SC. Misty Johnson did not show up at home or work, the Carolina Ale House on Woodruff Road, since Thursday morning. She has not been heard or seen since. Misty Johnson was last seen leaving Juniors Sports Bar on Gladys Drive by herself.

Misty Johnson


Misty Johnson was last seen at Juniors Sports Bar on Gladys Drive, authorities said.

Johnson, who works at the Carolina Ale House on Woodruff Road, lives off Oakland Drive, police said. But she has not been at home or at work since Thursday, and hasn’t contacted family or friends either, according to police.

Police locate missing Greenville woman’s vehicle.

Greenville Police announced Sunday that they had found a car belonging to a missing Greenville woman, but had no other updates immediately available.

Police said they picked up Misty Johnson’s car after it was found in the city limits of Greenville on Saturday but would not say where the car was found.

Authorities ask that anyone with information about her whereabouts to call the Greenville Police Department at 864-271-4273 or 864-271-5333

Posted September 16, 2013 by
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10 Year Old Devon Morrison Missing Since 9/14/13 in Belding, MI …Searching the Flat River (Update: Police Tape Off Area Around Devon’s Home) (Update: Find Sneakers, but Boy Still Missing) (Update: Found Deceased)

10 year old Devon Morrison has been missing since Saturday, September 14, 2013 in Belding, MI. According to accounts, Devon Morrison left his home near Harrison Street and North York Street to go fishing alone along the Flat River on Saturday and never returned. A neighbor who knows Devon told police that they spotted him walking on Harrison Street with his fishing pole at 2:30 p.m. Nelson said the neighbor believed the boy was walking away from the river.

Devon Morrison

Authorities in Belding are searching for a young boy who went missing yesterday after telling his parents he was going fishing.

A dive team has been called in to search the Flat River for missing Devon Morrison, whom Ionia County sheriff’s dispatchers say went missing Saturday, Sept. 14 in Belding.

Morrison left his home near Harrison Street and North York Street on Belding’s northeast side to go fishing alone on Saturday and never returned. His mother reported he was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black jeans.

FBI joins search for 10-year-old in Belding; chief calls disappearance ‘suspicious’.

Authorities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Michigan State Police, have searched the river near downtown with boats and helicopters for the 10-year-old boy, whom police say is well known in this small town community.

The disappearance is considered suspicious, said Belding Police Chief Dale Nelson.

“Because he has not been located and we don’t have a firm direction as to where he’s at, were treating it as a possible criminal activity,” said Nelson.

UPDATE I: Police tape off area around Devon’s home.

Authorities have put up police tape around the home of a missing 10-year-old Belding boy.

A 24 Hour News 8 crew went to the house Sunday evening to speak with the family. When they arrived, they found police sealing off an area around Devon Morrison’s home and police searching the home. Authorities tell 24 Hour News 8 they are searching the home, but wouldn’t give specifics.

UPDATE II: Late Sunday night, police walked out of the house with several bags of evidence.

UPDATE III: Authorities Find Sneakers Of 10-Year-Old Who Disappeared, But No Signs Of Michigan Boy.

If any one has seen Devon Morrison, please contact the Belding Police Department at (616) 794-1900, or Ionia County Central Dispatch at (616) 522-0911.

UPDATE IV: Divers find body of missing 10-year-old Belding boy near favorite fishing spot.

The body of 10-year-old Devon Morrison was found about 12:30 p.m. today near one of his favorite fishing spots, Belding police Chief Dale Nelson said.

Morrison went missing Saturday afternoon and police and volunteers searched unsuccessfully for him since Saturday night.

Today, however, divers found his body near the Ashfield Street bridge.

For further updates, read others opinions and analysis and to provide your own go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Devon Morrison.

11 Year Old Madison Peters & 6 Year Old McKala Peters Missing Since 9/8/13 in Inverness, FL, Taken by Father Edward Peters … Believed Headed to Minnesota

Florida authorities are asking the public’s help in locating two children, Madison Peters and McCala Peters, who have gone missing and may be heading to Minnesota with their father Edward Peters. Madison and McCala were last seen in the area of 5000 block of South Hummingbird Avenue in Inverness, FL on Sunday September 8. Police say that Edward Peters took his two young daughters against the wishes of their court-ordered guardian. The father does not have custody, nor is their legal guardian. There is a warrant out for  Edward Peters’ arrest.


The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office says Madison Peters and McKala Peters were last seen in the area of the 5000 block of Hummingbird Avenue in Inverness.

Madison Peters was last seen wearing a pink Minnesota t-shirt, cropped jean shorts and black flip-flops.

McKala Peters had on white shorts, a blue and pink shirt and flip-flops.

The three may be traveling to northern Minnesota in a black 2000 Buick Bravada with Michigan license plates CNH7211.  The vehicle was reported stolen from a campground in Sanilac County, Michigan.

30 Year Old Stephen Ardrey Found with Missing Teen Brittany Thompson … Arrested & Charged with Sex Trafficking and in Illegal Sex with a Minor

30 year old Stephen Ardrey of Springfield, Mo was found with a missing Massachusetts teen and arrested.  He is being charged with sex trafficking and crossing state lines to engage in illegal sex with a minor. 17 year old Brittany Thompson went missing Monday afternoon after leaving the Medfield Public Library with an unidentified man. She was found early this morning in Coventry, RI, “safe, unharmed and okay.

The Missouri man found Thursday with a missing Massachusetts teen has been arrested and charged with sex trafficking and crossing state lines to engage in illegal sex with a minor, CBS Boston reports.

Stephen Ardrey, 30, of Springfield, Mo., appeared in federal court in Providence, R.I. on Friday. He was found in Coventry, R.I. Thursday with the missing 17-year-old, who was unharmed.

CBS Boston reports Ardrey has a criminal record that includes being charged with pimping in Georgia in 2007.

The teen, from Medfield, Mass., who is described as being developmentally delayed, was reported missing Monday.

Developmentally delayed teen walked away from the Medfield Public Library with an unknown man Monday afternoon.

After surveillance images of the man and the girl were released by police, they were found Thursday morning in Coventry, Rhode Island.  The teen was not hurt and was reunited with her parent.

Investigators questioned the man with her, Stephen Ardrey, 30, of Springfield, Missouri and later arrested him.

Ardrey was brought to federal court in Providence Friday afternoon, where he was charged with sex trafficking and crossing state lines to engage in illegal sex with a minor.

Daily Commentary – Thursday, September 12, 2013 – If You Missed Last Nights Dana Pretzer Show, be Sure and Catch the Podcast

  • It’s time for LE to go back to square one in the Kyron Horman case. Kyron deserves to be found. Link to Podcast.

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