Antolin Garcia-Torres Arrested on Suspicion of Murder & Kidnapping of Missing 15 Year Old Sierra LaMar
There has been a break in the case of missing 15 year old Sierra LaMar. Authorities have arrested 21 year old Antolin Garcia-Torres on suspicion of murder and kidnapping in the disappearance of Sierra LaMar. According to the police press conference, they stated that they had a lot of physical evidence in the case that connects Antolin Garcia-Torres to the disappearance of Sierra LaMar. The Northern California teen Sierra LaMar has been missing since March 16, 2012 when she was last seen at 6 AM leaving for school.
Authorities have arrested a man in the kidnapping and death of a Northern California teenager whose disappearance more than two months ago has prompted hundreds of volunteers to turn out for organized searches.
Antolin Garcia-Torres was arrested Monday evening at a Safeway store in Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said at a late Monday news conference.
“We believe we have probable cause that he committed the kidnapping and murder of Sierra LaMar,” she said.
Antolin Garcia-Torres. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)
Earlier this month, investigators located a red Volkswagen Jetta that they said may have been connected to Sierra Lemar’s abduction. Surveillance cameras and witnesses put the car near the area where authorities believed the 15 year old disappeared. According to reports, Antolin Garcia-Torres is the owner of the red Jetta in connection with this case of missing Sierra LaMar. DNA evidense was found that links Torres to clothing found in her backpack.
Garcia-Torres, a resident of nearby San Martin, is the owner of the red Jetta that authorities seized on May 8th in connection with the case. A source tells KTVU authorities found DNA evidence that links Garcia-Torres to clothing found in the missing girl’s backpack, which was recovered after she vanished.
Authorities told KTVU Garcia-Torres had been under 24-hour surveillance since he was identified as a possible suspect at both his home and at the Safeway store. A source tells the station Garcia-Torres was questioned for over two hours Monday.
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Arizona police are now saying that missing six year old Isabel Mercedes Celis’ disappearance is an abduction. This is a change in the reporting of the missing persons case from characterizing the case as a “suspicious disappearance/possible abduction.” Police investigating the abduction made the announcement on Tuesday. Police have interviewed more than 500 sex offenders and waded through 1,000-plus tips.
Missing & Abducted: Isabel Mercedes Celis
Police investigating the disappearance of 6-year-old Arizona girl Isabel Mercedes Celis confirmed Tuesday they believe she was abducted.
Investigators have searched the girl’s Tucson, Ariz., home, interviewed more than 500 sex offenders and waded through 1,000-plus tips. So far, they haven’t named a suspect.
Police previously characterized the case as a “suspicious disappearance/possible abduction.”
Six year old Isabel Mercedes Celis has been missing since Friday, April 20, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. Isabel Mercedes Celis is reported to have gone missing from her home. She was last seen by her parents at 11 pm Friday night; they later discovered the girl was missing at 8 Am Saturday morning.
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Los Angeles Based FBI Agent 35 Year Old Stephen Ivens Missing, Last Seen Thursday Evening May 10, 2012 … Belived Armed and Suicidal
35 year old Stephen Ivens, a Los Angeles based FBI agent specializing in national security, is missing and was last seen by his family late Thursday evening, May 10, 2012. Stephen Ivens is believed to be suicidal and possibly carrying a handgun. Ivens has been with the FBI 3 years. There has been an extensive search and manhunt for the missing FBI agent. It is believed that foul play was not suspected and Ivens was not believed to pose a threat to others. There has been no reports as to why authorities consider Ivens’ despondent and suicidal.
Stephen Ivens, 35, a Los Angeles-based agent specializing in national security, was last seen Friday at his home in the 1700 block of Scott Road in Burbank. He may have headed into the rugged Verdugo Mountains, officials said. Also missing from the home he shared with his wife and 1-year-old son is his handgun, officials said.
Officials would not reveal why they believe Ivens may be suicidal.
“He’s been a valuable member of our office,” said FBI Special Agent Steve Gomez.
Missing: Stephen Ivens
Stephen Ivens description: He is white, 6 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has receding brown hair and wears prescription glasses.
FBI Special Agent Steve Gomez said dogs had tracked Ivens’ scent toward the rugged Verdugo Mountains, but searchers spread out throughout Los Angeles County.
A 40-member search-and-rescue team from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department along with a dozen Burbank police officers were assisting about 100 FBI agents in the search, officials said.
It was the largest search in Burbank in 20 years, said Capt. Denis Cremins of the Burbank Police Department.
Law enforcement officers in Southern California have launched a massive search in rugged mountain terrain for a missing FBI agent who was said to be despondent and possibly suicidal.
FBI Special Agent Steve Gomez said dogs had tracked Ivens’ scent toward the rugged Verdugo Mountains, east of Burbank, but searchers were fanning out throughout Los Angeles County.
If anyone has any information on Ivens’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Burbank Police Department at (818) 238-3000
Four Neighbors of Adam Mayes Arrested in Connection With the Kidnapping of Alexandria Bain & Kyliyah Bain and Murder of Jo Ann Bain & daughter Adrienne Bain
More arrests …
There have been more arrests in the bizarre kidnapping and murder case that ended in suspect Adam Mayes killed himself when authorities and SWAT closed in on his location in the Mississippi woods. Thankfully, Alexandria Bain and Kyliyah Bain were found safe and unharmed.
Four of Adam Mayes’ neighbors have been arrested in connection with the abduction and murder case of mother Jo Ann Bain and her daughters, Alexandria Bain, Kyliyah Bain and Adrienne Bain. Adam Mayes abducted Jo Ann Bain and her daughters April 27, 2012, the last time that they were reportedly seen. It is hard to imagine that any one would have helped this sicko in his abduction and murderous acts before, during or after; however, obviously that was the case.
Tennesse Bureau of Investigation/Handout
Police did not say how the four additional people arrested – including a husband and wife and the adult son of the husband – were linked to the Mayes case. The couple were arrested for possessing a weapon and the son had been wanted previously by Mississippi authorities.
In what can be described as a bizarre attempt to remedy a relationship gone wrong when Mayes learned that the Bain’s were moving back to Arizona. According to court affidavits, Mayes intended to kidnap the two youngest daughters, Alexandria Bain and Kyliyah Bain, and kill the mother, Jo Ann Bain, and her oldest daughter Adrienne. Sadly, that is exactly how it happened.
As it turns out Adam Mayes had been investigated previously for sexual abuse.Previously Mayes was babysitting a 7 year old girl when the parents walked in the bathroom and found Mayes and the seven year old naked as he was shaving her legs. Um … ICK!!! More ICK … it was also reported that a stash of child pornography was found in his bedroom. Of course, nothing was done.
In the police report, obtained by NBC station WMC-TV of Memphis, Tenn., someone reported that Mayes was babysitting a 7-year-old girl when a family member walked in on them in the bathroom. The report said that Mayes and the young girl were naked and that he was shaving her legs.
The complainant also said Mayes had a stash of child pornography in his bedroom. A U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigation found no evidence that Mayes had received child pornography in the mail, and the allegation was ultimately declared unfounded, WMC reported.
Why would any one have allowed their little girls to be any where around this perv after such an incident?
Top 10 FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitive Adam Mayes Caught & Arrested in New Albany, MS … Missing and Abducted 12 Year Old Alexandria Bain & 8 Year Old Kyliyah Bain Found Alive and Safe (UPDATE: Mayes Dead)
Breaking News … Fantastic new in the developing story of missing Alexandria Bain & Kyliyah Bain …
35 year old fugitive Adma Mayes has been caught and arrested in New Albany, Mississippi. Missing and abducted 12 year old Alexandria Bain and her 8 year old sister Kyliyah Bain have been found safe and alive. Mayes is in critical condition after a self inflicted gun shot to the head after authorities and SWAT moved in on the kidnapping and murder suspect.
The Mississippi man suspected of killing a Tennessee mother and daughter was caught Thursday evening and the two other young daughters he is suspected of kidnapping were found alive, though there were conflicting reports of whether the suspect is alive or dead.
Adam Mayes, 35, on America’s Most Wanted Fugitive List, was caught in Mississippi, Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards confirmed.
Guntown Police Chief Michael Hall says a SWAT team located Mayes in New Albany, Miss., with the help of a tip. When they moved in to apprehend him, he shot himself
UPDATE I: Adam Mayes Shot himself to death. Most of us expected that this is the way that this kidnapping would end with the suspected kidnapper and murderer killing himself. Although we can thank God that he did not harm the two sisters.
Two Tennessee girls missing since their mother and sister were murdered were rescued today in Mississippi, where their suspected abductor apparently shot himself to death, an FBI official said.
“The girls were found alive and appear to be unharmed,” Daniel McMullen, the FBI special agent in charge for the state of Mississippi, told reporters. “Officers also apprehended top 10 fugitive Adam Mayes. Preliminary reports indicate Mayes shot himself in the head and was later pronounced dead in an area hospital.”
UPDATE II: Adam Mayes found in Union County, MS.
Game wardens happened upon Mayes in a heavily wooded area behind a small church near his mother’s home in Mississippi, about 45 minutes from the Tennessee border. As they approached him, he shot himself. An ambulance transported him in critical condition to Baptist Hospital in Alpine, Miss., where he was later pronounced dead.
57 year old 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith has been missing since May 1, 2012. Smith was last seen between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday leaving a friend’s house in Oak Park, CA. The authorities say that there was no sign or evidence found that would make them suspect foul play in the disappearance of Gavin Smith.
Family website: Find Gavin Smith.com
However, entertainment website Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the investigation into missing Gavin Smith has changed to a criminal investigation.
There’s a new development in the case of Twentieth Century Fox veteran film distribution executive Gavin Smith who is still missing. I’ve now learned that the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has officially changed the status of the case from a missing person’s probe to a criminal homicide investigation. My news follows by a day media reports that the search for Smith had intensified and the sheriff’s department has added new resources including more detectives to the probe.
See the time line of the Gavin Smith disappearance at E-on line.
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Suspect Adam Mayes Added to FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List … Charged with Murder of Jo Ann Bain & Adrienne Bain … 12 year old Alexandria Bain & 8 Year Old Kyliyah Bain Still Missing
Charges escalate from “especially aggravated kidnapping” to “first degree murder” …
Suspect Adam Christopher Mayes, wanted in the disappearance and kidnapping of 12 year old Alexandria Bain and her 8 year old Kyliyah Bain has been added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List. The FBI has also added $100,000 to the reward fund offered for a break in the case. Adam Hayes has also just been charged with two counts of first degree murder in the death of Tennessee mom Jo Ann Bain and her 14 year old daughter Adrienne Bain. Adam’s wife, Teresa Mayes has also been charged with two counts of first degree murder. Previously, Teresa Mayes had been charged with especially aggravated kidnapping.
In an affidavit, Teresa Mayes said she was there when Adam Mayes killed Jo Ann Bain in a garage next to their home and that Adam Mayes also killed 14-year-old Adrienne Bain at that location.
Teresa Mayes also said her husband planned to kidnap Alexandria and Kyliyah.
Adam Mayes’ mother Mary is charged with four counts of Conspiracy To Commit Especially Aggravated Kidnapping.
The FBI added the suspect, Adam Mayes, to its list of 10 most wanted fugitives and added $100,000 to the reward fund offered for a break in the case. Mayes has been charged with killing Jo Ann Bain and her eldest daughter, Adrienne, in late April, but authorities believe he is still holding Bain’s younger daughters, 12-year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah.
“From an investigative standpoint, we keenly and firmly believe that Adam Mayes is out here somewhere with these two young children,” said Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. “And it’s going to be up to the public to help us if we’re to bring these children back home and place him in custody where he needs to be.”
As stated at Blink on Crime, “Adam Mayes believes Alexandria and Kyliyah are HIS DAUGHTERS and they were set to move to Arizona.” This can explain why only the mother and eldest daughter were killed and the two youngest are still believed to be alive as per the FBI.
Mayes’ mother-in-law told The Associated Press that Mayes thought he might be the girls’ father and it caused trouble in the marriage to her daughter, who’s jailed in the case.
VIDEO interview below with the sister of Tersa Bain, Bobbi Booth, who spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday about Adam Mayes and his relationship with her sister, who she said has mental health problems.
“I’ve known Adam for at least 25 years, and he’s always been weird and unusual … but I never dreamed he would do something like this,” she said.
She described him as aggressive and not trustworthy. He beat and threatened to kill her sister, said Booth, who pleaded with him to “do the right thing.”
VIDEO of FBI Press Conference.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is requesting that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Adam Mayes, Alexandria Bain and Kyliyah Bain call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
Coming Soon to America … Joran Van der Sloot’s Extradition to the United States on Extortion Charges … Justice for Natalee Holloway
Not only is extradition inevitable, so is justice … Joran Van der Sloot upset over the prospects of finally facing justice in the United States.
It would seem that it will not be too much longer before Joran van der Sloot will be coming to America. According to Van der Sloot’s Peruvian attorney Maximo Altez, the extradition of the “little sporter” to the United States on wire fraud and extortion charges could be occurring later this summer. Joran Van der Sloot is being charged in Alabama with extortion and wire fraud.
The extradition of Joran van der Sloot to the U.S. on charges of wire fraud and extortion in connection with the death of Natalee Holloway will likely take place this summer, his lawyer told ABC News today.
“The power of the United States will assure that Joran has to face a U.S. judge and I think the extradition will happen probably in two or three months,” Maximo Altez said in an exclusive interview with ABC News.
Altez spoke to ABC News after van der Sloot appeared in a jailhouse courtroom at Piedras Gordas prison, about two hours north of Lima.
The irony of Joran’s defense attorney argument against extradition is that Van der Sloot could not receive a fair trial in the United States. Hmm, much like the fair investigation and justice that Natalee Holloway and the Holloway family received in Aruba? As per attorney Altez, Joran Van der Sloot is “very upset” with the prospects of being extradited to the US. Image that, most people are upset when they know the gig is up.
Altz spoke with ABC News after the court appearance and said van der Sloot was “very upset with the prospect of being extradited to the U.S. I haven’t seen Joran so down, so depressed since I took on his defense almost two years ago.”
Why such a sad face Joran? You were so quick to come to America to spew your lies on American TV over and over again? However, this time you do not want an all expense paid trip courtesy of the United States justice system? Do you know what that sound is Joran? It is the sound of inevitability and the walls of justice closing in on you … Justice for Natalee.
Police Arrest 65 Year Old Mother Mary Frances Mayes & Ex-wife Teresa Ann Mayes of Kidnapping Suspect Adam Mayes
OK, this case just got really bizarre …
The 65 year old mother, Mary Frances Mayes, and the ex-wife, Teresa Ann Mayes, of kidnapping suspect Adam Mayes have been arrested for the charges of committing especially aggravated kidnapping. The missing persons case of 12 year old Alexandria Bain and 8 year Kyliyah Bain continues, however, since the Bain family originally went missing, 31 year old mother Jo Ann Bain and her oldest daughter, 14 year old Adrienne Bain have been found dead in the back yard of kidnapping suspect Adam Mayes. Convictions on these charges carry possible sentences of 15 to 60 years in prison under Tennessee law. Bond has been set at $500,000 for Teresa Mayes, while Mary Frances Mayes’ bond was set at $300,000,
Mary Frances Mayes
Teresa Ann Mayes
Police in Tennessee have arrested the ex-wife and mother of Adam Mayes, the man suspected of kidnapping Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters, state authorities said Tuesday.
The mother, 65-year-old Mary Frances Mayes, and the ex-wife, Teresa Ann Mayes, 30, were arrested Monday, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Teresa Mayes has been charged with four counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, while Mary Frances Mayes has been charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit especially aggravated kidnapping.
They appeared before a judge Tuesday morning and were being held in the Hardeman County Jail, Deputy court clerk Pat Kirk said.
According to an arrest warrant, Teresa Mayes admitted driving a vehicle containing Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters from Hardeman County to Union County, Mississippi. Bain and her oldest daughter, Adrienne, suffered “serious bodily injury as a result of their removal or confinement,” according to the warrant.
The man hunt continues for suspected kidnapper Adam Mayes in the abduction of 12-year old Alexandra Bain and 8 year old Kyliyah.
Confirmed Dead … The Bodies Found at Residence of Adam Mayes were that of Tennessee Mom Jo Anne Bain and Oldest Daughter Adrienne Bain … Alexandria, 12, and Kyliyah, 8 Still Missing … Suspect Mayes May be Using Alias Christopher Zachery Wylde or Paco Rodrigass
The FBI has confirmed what many of us had suspected once the bodies of two individuals were found at the residence of suspected kidnapper Adam Mayes. Authorities have confirmed that the bodies discovered behind a home in Union County Mississippi were that of missing 31 year old mother Jo Ann Bain and her oldest daughter, 14 year old Adrienne Bain. This would make some sense if the suspect Mayes is a child predator, killing off the older hostages. The FBI did not say the cause of murder.
The bodies of a Tennessee mother and her oldest daughter were found behind an alleged kidnapper’s house in north Mississippi, the FBI said Monday, and authorities believe the woman’s two other daughters are still with the man accused in their abduction.
Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters disappeared April 27 as the family was packing to move to Arizona. The bodies of Bain and her 14-year-old daughter, Adrienne Bain, were found behind Adam Mayes’ house near Guntown, a rural area police have been searching.
The bodies were discovered late last week and positively identified. The FBI did not say how the two died.
The FBI said it believed the other daughters — 12-year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah — were still with Mayes. The agency did not say in a news release why it thought that, and FBI spokesman Joel Siskovic said no further details were available on the bodies or the search for Mayes and the girls.
11 Alive: Wanted billboard on I-85 in Atlanta, GA
VIDEO from WLBT.
The FBI believe that the other two daughters, 12-year old Alexandria and 8 year old Kyliyah, are still alive and with alleged kidnapper and murderer 35 year old Adam Mayes. The FBI and authorities are now conducting a massive manhunt for the supposed long time family friend in efforts to find the two remaining sisters.
FBI agents in green camouflage, carrying high-powered rifles joined K-9 units and SWAT teams in a search of the woods and back roads of north Mississippi near Mayes’ home.
State troopers stopped vehicles and looked in trunks Monday, and FBI agents searched the yard of a home in rural Union County, seeking clues.
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