17 Year Old Nicholas Joy of Medford, MA Missing Since 3/3/13 at Sugarloaf Ski Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine (Update: Found Safe)

17 year old Nicholas Joy of Medford, Massachusetts has been missing since Sunday afternoon, March 3, 2013 when he failed to meet up with his father during a family ski outing at Sugarloaf mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. The Sugarloaf ski patrol, game wardens and others searched in-bounds and out-of-bounds areas on skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles. Temperatures on Sunday night were relatively warm, dropping into the mid-20s with light snow falling. According to news accounts, Joy skied with his father, Robert, in the morning and was last seen near the Timberline chairlift that reaches the top of the mountain. Maine Warden Service said Joy and his father were on their last run of the day when he disappeared. They split up at the top of the mountain and were supposed to meet back up at their car. Nicholas Joy never showed and has not been seen or heard from since.

Nicholas Joy of Medford, Mass., was reported missing Sunday afternoon after failing to meet up with his father, Maine Warden Service spokesman Doug Rafferty said.

The Sugarloaf ski patrol, game wardens and others searched in-bounds and out-of-bounds areas on skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles late Sunday afternoon and into the night before the search was suspended at 1 a.m. Monday because of poor visibility.

The search resumed at first light and continued until dark, when the search was suspended until morning, said Rafferty. The Warden Service did not use a plane during the search because of windy conditions.

UPDATE I: Nicholas Joy found safe after missing for two days on Sugarloaf mountain in Maine.  The teen said that he survived after having watched survival shows on TV. Joy had kept himself warm by making a snow cave.

A teenage skier who got lost in weather so cold that his gloves froze survived the ordeal by building himself an igloo made of snow and pine needles and drinking from a near-by stream.

Nicholas Joy, 17, of Medford, Mass., was found at 9 a.m. today, three days after he disappeared from Sugarloaf Ski Resort in Maine on Sunday afternoon.

The teen was found on the Caribou Pond Road snowmobile trail, on the west side of the mountain, by Warwick, Mass., fire  captain Joseph Paul. Joy was about 4 miles from a road and 2 miles from Sugarloaf Mountain

Body in Clark Fork River in Montana Could be Missing Anaconda Woman, 41 Year Old Tammy Salle … Last Seen December 23, 2012

41 year old Tammy Salle was last seen on December 23, 2012 and was reported missing three days later on December 26. Police in western Montana have located a decomposed body found in the Clark Fork River south of Deer Lodge, MT that has tattoos matching those of a missing Anaconda woman. However, the body has yet to be positively ID’d as Tammy Salle. The body found Saturday is being sent to the state crime lab in Missoula. After Tammy Salle was reported missing on December 26, a sheriff’s deputy found an abandoned 2008 Grand Prix on December 28, which she reportedly had been driving, on a frontage road near the Racetrack interchange, south of Deer Lodge near Interstate 90. The vehicle was owned by her boyfriend John Goldberg.  Before police could question him, on December 29, authorities found Goldberg dead in his 2010 GMC pickup truck parked at a truck stop west of Missoula, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He left a suicide note, but contained no reference of Tammy Salle’s whereabouts.

Missing Tammy Salle – Anaconda Police

A woman’s decomposed body found Saturday in the Clark Fork River south of Deer Lodge has tattoos that match those of Tammy Salle, who has been missing since late December, Anaconda Chief of Police Tim Barkell said.

The chief said a fisherman reported seeing a body hung up in a shallow area in the middle of the river, along Interstate 90, about 10 miles south of Deer Lodge, near Galen.

The call came in at 2:42 p.m. Saturday, he said.

The chief said authorities could not confirm that the body is that of Tammy Salle. The remains will be sent to the state crime lab in Missoula for that to be determined.

However, though the body had decomposed, Barkell said tattoos could be identified, and that they matched those of Salle.

Barkell said investigators suspect the body, which is intact, was dumped upstream and snagged on the shallow area.

FACEBOOK: Tammy Salle

51 Year Old Robin Pope Missing Since March 2, 2013 in Stevensville, MD … Reported Missing by Estranged Husband Wayne Pope

51 year old Robin Pope has been missing since Saturday morning, March 2, 2013 in  Stevensville, MD. Robin L. Pope  is a white woman with brown hair, about 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 105 pounds. Robin Pope was reported missing Saturday by her husband Wayne Pope. The two have been separated since December 2012. Robin Pope had been staying with a friend. Wayne Pope told police that his wife had come to his home to pick up some belongings. Pope stated that he left the home when she arrived and returned around 2 AM Saturday morning. Wayne Pope told police that he found his wife’s car parked in the driveway, but she was not in the house. Also, his dog, a Great Dane was also missing. The dog was later found dead near the home.  The State police said, that the dog had “obvious trauma to the upper body.”  Also, investigators found Robin Pope’s keys, purse, credit cards, and cash in her car.

Investigators say that Robin Pope, 51, of Stevensville, has been missing since early Saturday morning, when her disappearance was reported by her husband, Wayne Pope Jr. Wayne Pope told authorities that the couple had been separated since December and Robin Pope had been staying at a house owned by a female friend on Kent Island. He said that Robin had come to his home in the 100 block of Beach Road in Stevensville to pick up some belongings. After his wife arrived, Wayne Pope left the home. When he returned at around 2 a.m. Saturday morning, Wayne Pope found his wife’s car parked in the driveway, but did not find her in the house. In addition, Pope said that his dog, a Great Dane was also missing. The dog was later found dead near a pier by the home, with what authorities described as “obvious trauma to the upper torso.” Investigators also found Robin Pope’s keys, purse, credit cards, and cash in her car.

Anyone with information about Robin Pope is asked to contact Maryland State Police at (410) 758-1101.

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

30 Year Old Kira Trevino Missing Since in Friday, February 22 in St. Paul, MN (Update: Husband of Missing Woman Jeffrey Trevino Arrested on Suspicion of Murder)

30 year old Kira Trevino has been missing since Friday, February 22, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota when she failed to report to her job as a store manager at the Mall of America. Trevino works as manager at Delia’s, a clothing store for teenage girls. According to St. Paul Police Sgt. Paul Paulos , Kira Trevino  was last seen by her husband, Jeff Trevino, at the couple’s home on Friday. Co-workers have stated that it is very unlike Kira to just not show up for work and out of her character. I think we know where this is headed.

Kira is 2001 graduate of D.C. Everest High School. Her maiden name is Steger.

She’s described as having blonde hair, green eyes, 5’4”, and 110 lbs.

Kira has family in Wisconsin.

Kira Trevino’s car was found at the Mall of Americas.

Kira Trevino, 30, works at Delia’s at Mall of America as a manager and hasn’t been heard from since Thursday night. Mall security noticed her car in a parking ramp on the west side of the mall at about 4:55 a.m. Monday and called police.

Authorities canvassed the car and said there was “evidence that concerned investigators,” but they wouldn’t elaborate further on what that meant. She is described as about 5 feet, 4 inches tall with blonde hair, green eyes and weighing about 110 pounds.

FACEBOOK: Find Kira Trevino

Anyone with information is asked to call St. Paul Police at 651-291-1111.

UPDATE I: So much for no body, no crime … Husband of missing Mall of America manager arrested on suspicion of murder after police conduct search of the Minnesota house they shared.

The husband of missing Minnesota woman Kira Trevino, 30, has been taken into custody today on the suspicion that he murdered her.

Jeffrey Trevino, 39, is being held at Ramsey County Jail following the disappearance of his wife, a manager at the Mall of America, who has not been seen since Friday.

Her abandoned car was found in a Mall of America parking lot on Monday morning with her cell-phone and purse still inside and subsequently officers performed executed a search warrant at the couple’s home in the 500 block of Iowa Avenue E in St. Paul.

UPDATE II: Investigators found “copious” amounts of blood evidence in the couple’s home.

Kira Trevino, 30, was last seen the night of Feb. 21 as she left work at the Mall of America, but authorities found so much blood in her car and home in St. Paul that they believe she is dead. Her husband, Jeffery Dale Trevino, was charged Thursday with two counts of second-degree murder.

“This was an extremely violent act, and we need closure,” St. Paul police Sgt. Paul Paulos said. “The tip line is actually for Kira. … It’s to find out where she’s at, where she went, and to really help us complete our puzzle.”

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

Amber Alert Issued in Connecticut for Missing 2 Year Old Alton Perry and Brother 6 Month Old Ashton Perry … Taken By Grandmother or Debra Denison (UPDATE: Oh Dear God, All 3 Have Been Found Dead)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued in Connecticu for  2 year old Alton Perry and his 6 year old brother Ashton Perry. The two missing boys were reported missing since February 26, 2013 in North Stonington, CT and are believed to have been taken by their , 47 year old grandmother Debra Denison. She is reported to be driving a white 2001 Chrysler Town & Country car registered in Stonington with license plate number is 445 ZAZ. Debra Denison was last seen wearing a purple fleece sweater, dark blue pants, and white sneakers. She and the boys were last seen around 2:30 p.m. after taking the children from day care. If anyone has seen this vehicle should or Alton Perry, Ashton Perry or Debra Denison, please call (860) 848-6500.

State police have issued an Amber Alert for two small children believed to be traveling with their grandmother in a white 2001 Chrysler Town & Country car registered in Stonington.

The license plate number is 445 ZAZ, police said.  Ashton and Alton Perry, 6 months and 2 years old, were taken by their grandmother from childcare earlier today, police said.

Alton was last seen wearing a white checkered plaid shirt, dark blue jeans, brown boots, and a brown Carhardt jacket. Ashton was last seen wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans.

Two missing children and their grandmother were found dead Tuesday night in a vehicle police were searching for during an Amber Alert in Connecticut.

The Amber Alert was issued for Alton Perry, 2, and Ashton Perry, his 6-month-old brother, of North Stonington, Conn.

The boys’ mother told authorities the children had been picked up from day care in Danielson, Conn., Tuesday afternoon by their grandmother, 47-year-old Debra Denison, Tuesday and could not be located, according to a news release from state police.

UPDATE I: Oh dear God, there is sad and tragic news in this missing persons case. According to news reports all three individuals,  Alton Perry, Ashton Perry or Debra Denison have been found dead.  The State police say Ashton and Alton Perry and their grandmother, 47-year-old Debra Denison, were found dead Tuesday night in a parked vehicle in Preston.

Two missing children and their grandmother were found dead Tuesday night in a vehicle police were searching for during an Amber Alert in Connecticut.

More from FOX News:

CTNow.com reports that at about 9:30 p.m., police received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near Lake of Isles with three injured people inside, two of whom appeared to be children.

The two boys and their grandmother were pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death.


Search Continues for Unidentified Family of Four, Including Two Children Missing at Sea West of Monterey Bay off the California Coast (Update: Hoax?)

The search continues for the unidentified family of four, including two children under the age of 8, who are missing at sea west of Monterey Bay off the Central California coast. The individuals are reported to have made their first distress call late Sunday afternoon aboard a 29-foot sailboat was taking on water and the electronics were failing. The Coast Guard released one of the family’s recorded distress calls ( http://bit.ly/W90cyv ), in hopes that it would lead to new information from the public that could help in the search.; however, the agency has received no reports of missing persons in the case. The agency believes the boat’s name was Charmblow. In the crackling recording, a man’s voice is heard saying, “Coast Guard, Coast Guard, we are abandoning ship. This is the (Charmblow), we are abandoning ship.” According to reports, they had no life rafts on board.

Authorities have turned to the public in hopes of identifying a family that sent a series of distress calls saying their boat was sinking far off the Central California coast.

“There is still no information on where the boat was coming from, where it was going or who the people on board are,” said Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Mike Lutz.

The unidentified family of four — including two children under 8 — had been sailing a small vessel Sunday west of Monterey Bay. Forecasters had issued a weekend advisory warning boaters of rough seas in the area, and water temperatures typically are in the 40s and 50s, making long-term survival difficult.

The group made its first distress call late Sunday afternoon, said Coast Guard Lt. Heather Lampert. Investigators used the boat’s radio signal and radar to determine the call came from an area about 60 miles west of Monterey.

The boaters reported that their 29-foot sailboat was taking on water and the electronics were failing.

VIDEO from ABC News.

UPDATE I: Search for boat, missing family ends off California … HOAX?

The search for the presumed missing boat and the four unnamed individuals aboard has come to an end. The Coast Guard is questioning as to whether the claims of the missing boat was a hoax. There had been no reports of the missing family or any registration of the vessel in question.

Rescuers have stopped searching the cold Pacific Ocean for a couple, two young children and a sinking sailboat as questions of a hoax arise amid no reports of the missing family or any registration of the vessel in question.

The Coast Guard on Tuesday called off the search for a boat that reportedly sank in rough seas far off the Central California coast, saying nothing more could be done and that the family’s distress calls might have been a hoax.

“We’ve exhausted the possibilities,” Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Mike Lutz said. The Coast Guard is treating the incident as a rescue, with the possibility the calls came from a trickster.

Coast Guard Executive Officer Noah Hudson in Monterey said it was tough to call off a search, but that if it was a hoax, “it’s unfortunate that we were forced to use so many resources for so much time.”

Posted February 26, 2013 by
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13 Year Old Kaitlyn Cecilia Benny Missing Since 2/22/13 in Baltimore, MD

13 year old Kaitlyn Cecilia Benny has been missing since February 22, 2013 in Baltimore, MD.  She was last seen at about 5:30 pm on Friday on the 5900 block of Benton Heights Avenue in North East Baltimore.  Police state that Benny was wearing a blue and black hooded sweatshirt, a light blue t-shirt, navy blue school pants and black Chuck Taylor tennis shoes.

Kaitlyn Benny Description:

Kaitlyn Benny, described as white, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds, was last seen about 5:30 p.m. Friday in the 5900 block of Benton Heights Ave. in the Glenham-Belford area off Belair Road. Police said she was wearing a blue and black hoodie, light blue T-shirt, navy blue school pants and black Chuck Tanner shoes.

Police ask anyone coming in contact with the girl to contact the Missing Person Unit at 443-984-7385 or call 911.

Posted February 24, 2013 by
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Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand Go Missing While on Trip in Peru, Have Not Been Heard From Since January 25, 2013 (Update: Found Safe)

US State Department American joins in the search for the missing San Francisco couple in Peru.

Jamie Neal and her boyfriend Garrett Hand departed the United States in December for an biking adventure through South America. Their biking expedition was to take them through Argentina, Chile and Peru, as the couple chronicled their travels on Facebook.  However, the two were last heard from on January 25, 2013.  Jamie’s last communication with her sister Jennifer was on the 25th , in a Facebook post. Jamie Neal had posted numerous pictures along the way during the couples trip; however, they have suddenly stopped. Another alarming set of events is that Garrett’s cell phone simply goes to a recording.


KTVU reports, that the couple was last seen on January 26 taking a bus from Cusco to Lima and then getting in a cab. What is most amazing is the following from the KTVU article, “Although miles away from home, they were never more than a computer away from family and friends.” If that is what these two Americans thought or anything, past, present and future, you are delusional.  Trust me from experience, when you are on such a vacation, you are all alone, by yourself. All the internet or cell phone does is chronicle your demise and potential last place you were at because by the time help comes, it is most likely going to be far too late.

 Cycle enthusiasts Garrett Hand and Jamie Neal left the Bay Area in November for an adventure of a lifetime, a bike trek through South America. Although miles away from home, they were never more than a computer away from family and friends. The couple chronicled their travels on Facebook, but the photos and status updates stopped Jan. 25. “It’s upsetting, I’m worried about both of them,” said Jeff Jerge, owner of Pedaler Bike Shop.

FACEBOOK: American Citizen Services – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru. The U.S. State Department has made a poster of Neal and Hand, while the U.S. Embassy in Peru’s website posted a travel warning for Americans.

February 13, 2013 The U.S. Embassy warns U.S. citizens of a potential kidnapping threat in the Cusco area.  The Embassy has received information that members of a criminal organization may be planning to kidnap U.S. citizen tourists in the Cusco and Machu Picchu area.  Possible targets and methods are not known and the threat is credible at least through the end of February 2013. For the moment, personal travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to the Cusco region, including Machu Picchu, has been prohibited and official travel is severely restricted as a result of this threat.

Facebook Pages of missing Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand

For more updates, to provide your opinion and analysis, and to read others opinions on this missing persons case, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand.

UPDATE I: US: Kidnap threat for travelers to Machu Picchu

A U.S. Embassy warning to U.S. tourists of a potential kidnapping threat in the Cuzco region, including the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, drew vehement objections from Peruvian officials Friday. But a U.S. Embassy official said credible evidence exists of a threat from a Peruvian terrorist group. The official confirmed a report in the Peruvian newspaper La Republica that said leaders of the cocaine-financed Shining Path outlaw band discussed kidnapping foreigners, principally Americans, in intercepted communications. Tens of thousands of Americans visit Peru each year.

UPDATE II:  Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand Found Safe.

Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand have been found save traveling along the Navos River. They stated that they did not even know their families were looking for them. First let me state, I am glad they have been found safe and there was never any incident. That being said, are you serious! They kept in contact while traveling alone throughout South America on their biking trip constantly posting on Facebook, then go silent and out of contact for a month and they don’t think anyone is concerned or worried? REALLY? How would one not think that people are concerned that they have not heard from you in a month? This speaks volumes, doesn’t it.

A California couple thought to be missing for a month during a trip to Peru have been located aboard a boat  – and they didn’t even know their families had been looking for them.

Jamie Neal, 25, and Garrett Hand, 27, from California’s Bay Area, left for Peru in December for a South America bike trip, and had not been in contact with friends and relatives since late January.

The couple was found on a boat that was traveling along the Navos River.

Nixle Alert Posted for 15 Year Old Alyssa Calichs Missing Since 2/22/13 in Fairview, NJ

A Nixle Alert has been posted for 15 year old Alyssa Calichs who has been missing since Friday, February 22, 2013 in Fairview, NJ. She was last seen at 6:00 pm leaving her home with a bag of her personal belongings, however, police did not have a description as to what she was wearing. The Fairview police department is considering this a teenage runaway. Alyssa Calichs is described as a Hispanic female, 5’3″, 130 pounds.


If anyone has any information please call the Fairview police with any information at (201) 943-2100.

Posted February 24, 2013 by
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17 Year Old Luanelly “Nelly” Rodriguez Missing Since 2/22/13 in Watertown, CT … Belived to Have been Kidnapped (Update: Found Safe)

Missing: Luanelly “Nelly” Rodriguez

17 year old Luanelly “Nelly” Rodriguez has been missing since Friday, February 22, 2013 in Watertown, CT. She was last reported seen  2:30 p.m. when she left to go for a walk. According to a press release from the Watertown Police Department,  shortly after leaving for her walk, Rodriguez texted her aunt, asking for help. According to accounts, “Nelly had then stated that a white male and a female, unknown to her, had taken her into the vehicle.” Watertown police also stated that aunt received several follow-up messages from Rodriguez’s phone; however, they were not sent by “Nelly” Rodriguez, but an unknown third party. The text messages claimed that they had Rodriguez in their custody. For some reason family members believe that Rodriguez may be headed to Massachusetts. That bit of information is a bit curious. How would the family know that her daughter and the kidnappers be headed to Massachusetts if the adductors are unknown?

Luanelly “Nelly” Rodriguez Description:

Rodriguez, 17, is a Hispanic female who is approximately 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs 115 pounds and has dark brown hair and brown eyes. At the time of her last sighting, Rodriguez was wearing black spandex pants, khaki boots, white and leopard print shirt and a black coat with silver lines on it. Rodriguez also has a red heart tattoo under her left eye.

If anyone has any information on Rodriguez’s whereabouts is asked to call the Watertown Police Department immediately at 860-945-5200.

UPDATE I: Luanelly “Nelly” Rodriguez was found on Saturday safe. As stated above, it was a bit fishy that the family had suspected that she was being taken to Massachusetts, yet it was stated she was abducted. One would expect the police to follow up on this saying that she had never been kidnapped.

Police wouldn’t say at 1 p.m. Saturday whether she had actually been kidnapped. More information is expected this evening.

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