15 Year Old Sierra Lamar Missing in Morgan Hill, CA Since March 16, 2012 (UPDATE: Police Find Cell Phone, UPDATE: Pink Juicy Brand Bag Found)
15 year old Sierra Lamar has been missing since Friday morning, March 16, 2012. Sierra was last seen at 6 AM when she left her home to go to school at Sobrato High School. She never made it to her classes. Sierra is a 10th grader and is described by police as a teen girl, 5-foot-2, with a thin build, olive complexion and long dark hair. When she left home she was carrying a purse with a black and pink design with the brand name, “Juicy,” written on it. According to reports, she does not have a history of running away from home.
Missing: Sierra Lamar
Sierra Lamar, a resident of an unincorporated area near Morgan Hill, was last seen about 6 a.m. when she left her home near the intersection of Dougherty and Palm avenues, west of Monterey Highway, Sgt. Jose Cardoza said.
That is the usual time that Sierra leaves each morning to travel to Sobrato High School, where she is a 10th-grade student, Cardoza said.
But she did not show up to school and did not come home Friday, and her family called authorities, he said.
If anyone has any information about Sierra Lamar ‘s whereabouts, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 408-299-2311 or 408-808-4500, or the anonymous tip line at 408-808-4431.
UPDATE I: Search continues for missing Sierra Lamar. According to the police her cell phone cannot be tracked because it is dead. The police cannot determine whether this was a run away or she was taken against her will.
Searchers were combing two Morgan Hill neighborhoods Sunday in the continuing hunt for 15-year-old Sierra Lamar, who vanished Friday morning.
Teams were scouring the area around her home at Dougherty and Palm avenues, where she was last seen about 6 a.m., as well as the girl’s school, Sobrato High. She never made it to class and her parents reported her missing Friday when she didn’t come home.
UPDATE II: Check out the TWITTER account for Sierra Lamar. Some one should have really been monitoring it.
UPDATE III: Police dogs have traced Sierra’s half mile long walk to her bus stop, but the trail goes cold beyond her driveway …
“We’ve flown most of these fields, as far as the eye can see in this direction, all the way up to the foothills on the west side as well,” said San Jose Sheriff Sgt. Brett Moore.
Working off her scent, police dogs have traced Sierra’s half mile long walk to her bus stop, but the trail goes cold beyond her driveway, suggesting she was picked up.
Investigators are mining her laptop for recent contacts.
UPDATE IV: For more updates and to read others comments, opinions and research regarding this case, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Sierra Lamar.
UPDATE V: The police have found the cell phone of missing Sierra Lama about a mile away from her home in Morgan Hills, California. According to accounts, the phone was found Saturday evening. The Police have suspended their search in the areas near her home due to a lack of evidence. However, they will be focusing their attention on students at both her current high school and the previous school she attended.
Authorities say they found the cellphone of 15-year-old Sierra LaMar, a missing California teenager, late Saturday night on the side of a road about a mile away from her home in Morgan Hills, California. Public information officer Sgt. Jose Cordoza of the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office said search and rescue personal found the phone turned off, and they are doing a forensic search for more clues. The charger for the cell phone was found in her room at home.
UPDATE VI: Missing Sierra Lamar’s father is a registered sex offender, are you kidding me? What are the odds that the father of a missing girl who many suspect may have been kidnapped by a predator has a dad who is a registered sex offender? Although the police claim that Steve Wayne Lamar is not a suspect and is cooperating in the disappearance of Sierra Lamar, however, the irony is chilling.
UPDATE VII: Investigators claim that the cell phone and computer provide no clues in the disappearance of Sierra Lamar.
UPDATE VIII: Police have located Sierra LaMar’s pink “Juicy” brand bag with clothes inside along the side of the road.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help …
17 year old Keisha Danielle Cook has been missing since Tuesday, March 6, 2012. She was reported missing by her family when she failed to return home after school. She is considered to be in danger. Cook has run away from home before and has made statements about potentially harming herself. It is believed that she may be in the Sarasota, FL area.
Keisha Danielle Cook – Polk County Sheriff’s Office
According to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office report the girl’s mother contacted authorities when she did not come home from school. Investigators say the Haines City teen has left home before but she reportedly made statements about harming herself.
Keisha may be in the Sarasota area in the company of others. She stands approximately 5’1’’ tall and weighs 107 pounds. She has dark hair and a ring in her bottom lip.
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Keisha Danielle Cook, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200
21 Year Old Eric Duffey, a Student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Missing Since 3/3/12 (Update: Found Deceased)
Police sent a Code Red Alert for missing Eric Duffey
21 year old Eric Duffey, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has been missing since 1:15 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012. Eric was last seen wearing an orange flannel shirt, blue jeans, a brown jacket and possibly a gray and white stocking hat. He’s about 6 feet tall, about 150 pounds, with red hair and green eyes. Eric Duffey was celebrating his 21st birthday and was last seen about 1:15 a.m. Saturday leaving Joe’s Bar in downtown Stevens Point, WI. It is presumed that he was heading home to his residence. Police stated on Sunday they did not suspect foul play, however, they believed alcohol was a factor in Duffey’s disappearance.
Eric Duffey, who’s originally from Fitchburg and attends the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, was last seen about 1:15 a.m. Saturday leaving Joe’s Bar in downtown Stevens Point. The 21-year-old was believed to be heading back to his residence.
Police told reporters Sunday they did not suspect foul play, and that they believed alcohol was a factor in Duffey’s disappearance, the Stevens Point Journal reported. The official search was suspended Sunday evening, but police, family and friends continued to search neighborhoods near the campus, the newspaper said.
His parents said he was celebrating his 21st birthday.
On Sunday afternoon, the Police Department led a search with tracking dogs and about 150 volunteers throughout the community looking for Duffey. They also pinged his cell phone which only indicated that it was in the Stevens Point area.
If any one has any information in this case, you’re asked to call Stevens Point police at (715) 346-1500.
A body recovered by emergency personnel searching a river was identified today as a missing Wisconsin college student who had been out celebrating his 21st birthday over the weekend, authorities said.
Stevens Point Sgt. Dan Wheeler said officials removed the body of 21-year-old Eric Duffey around 1:10 p.m. from the Wisconsin River, which goes through the city about 110 miles north of Madison. The coroner’s office made a positive identification after meeting with Duffey’s family.
47 Year Old Canadian Woman Passenger Aboard Celebration Cruise Line Ship Missing between Grand Bahama & the Florida Coast (Update: Search Called Off)
A 47 year old Canadian woman is missing aboard a Celebration Cruise Line cruise ship. The unnamed woman went missing between the Grand Bahamas and the Florida coast. She was last seen Tuesday evening on the boat’s return voyage from Freeport, Bahamas. According to accounts, they are pretty sure that the woman was on board when the ship left Grand Bahama Island at 8 pm because “every person has to swipe a card” to go on and off the ship, and she hadn’t swiped her card to leave.
Federal and local authorities are investigating a missing female passenger from a Celebration Cruise Line ship at the Port of Palm Beach this afternoon.
The 47-year-old woman, who is identified only as ” a resident of Canada,” was reported missing by her boyfriend at 8 a.m. today after he had not seen her since “1 a.m.,” said Charles Kinnear, president of the cruise line.
Kinnear said the man, who also has not been named, said he left the woman at the gift shop while he went to the casino late last night. He then went back to the cabin to sleep.
When he woke up, the man said, he noticed that she still had not returned. He walked around the ship to see if she had gone to breakfast or something, Kinnear said.
When the man couldn’t locate her, he notified the ship’s crew.
From ABC News, the boyfriend has stated the following regarding the missing woman.Presently the FBI is in charge of the investigation of the missing woman.
The boyfriend told authorities he’d last seen the missing woman at the ship’s gift shop before heading to the casino at around 1 a.m. Tired, he then decided to go to sleep.
The ship docked at the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach, Fla., at 7 a.m.
When the boyfriend awoke, he searched the ship. At around 8 a.m., he alerted the ship’s crew, which along with the Coast Guard launched a full search of the ship for the woman.
No trace of the missing woman has been found.
UPDATE I: Search called off for missing Canadian Woman.
The Coast Guard has called off its search for a woman believed to have gone overboard on a Bahamas cruise.
Search and rescue crews trolled the waters between Freeport, Bahamas, and the Port of Palm Beach in Florida for about 84 hours, covering an area of nearly 7,300 square miles. They also did air searches to try and spot the woman from above.
South Carolina Lobbyist Tom Sponseller Missing Since February 18, 2012 … Last Seen in Columbia, SC, Money Missing As Well
South Carolina lobbyist Tom Sponseller, 61, has been missing since Saturday, February 18, 2012. He was the president and CEO of the South Carolina Hospitality Association, who was last seen at work in downtown Columbia around noon Saturday. Authorities are also saying that there is as much as $900K missing from the South Carolina Hospitality Association. A forensic audit has begun to look into the disappearance of the funds. The information will be shared with the Columbia Police Department as police investigate the disappearance of Tom Sponselle.
Tom Sponseller: pic credit, South Carolina Hospitality Association
Authorities say as much as $900,000 may be missing from an organization headed by a prominent South Carolina lobbyist Tom Sponseller, who disappeared last weekend, The State newspaper reports.
Sponseller, the president and CEO of the South Carolina Hospitality Association, was reported missing on Saturday, February 18 after relatives and friends were unable to contact him, reports CBS affiliate WLTX.
Sponseller reportedly was last seen at work in downtown Columbia around noon Saturday. According to WLTX, police found Sponseller’s car parked outside of his workplace.
Law enforcement officials told The State that the organization’s accounting director, Rachel Duncan, is a person of interest in the missing money investigation. Officials told the newspaper that more than $100,000 and possibly up to $900,000 was missing.
FACEBOOK: Help Find Tom Sponseller – Missing from Columbia, South Carolina
Statement regarding Tom Sponseller from the South Carolina Hospitality Association:
The SC Hospitality Association members and staff are deeply concerned for Tom Sponseller’s whereabouts. He was last seen in the association office at noon on Saturday February 18, 2012. The Columbia Police Department has launched a full investigation and we are working with them.
Tom has served as President and CEO of the South Carolina Hospitality Association for nearly 22 years. He is a prominent hospitality industry leader here in our state as well as nationally. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom’s family and friends.
If anyone has any information regarding Sponseller’s whereabouts, please call S.C. Crimestoppers at 1-888-274-6372.
Augusta Prep Day School … “Running for Justice” for Natalee Holloway, 5K Run/Walk for the NHRC … Beth Holloway Will be There
KUDOS to the Augusta Prep Day School remembering Natalee Holloway and a run for a cause for missing persons …
Augusta Prep Day School in Martinez, GA is having a 5K run/walk where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the NHRC, the Natalee Holloway Resource Center to help parents with missing persons. Beth Holloway will be attending the event, taking part in the 5K run/walk and speaking to the student body and parents the day before. Beth Holloway will discuss Internationals Safe Travels. Come one, come all for this 5K run/walk and give to a great cause.
Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba in May 2005 while on a high school trip. To date, the three primary suspects, Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe, who were last seen with Natalee Holloway leaving Carlos N’ Charlies have never been tried for her abduction, disappearance and murder. Joran Van der Sloot has since been tried and found guilty and sentenced to 28 years in the death of Stephany Flores in Peru.
Facebook: Running For Justice/Natalee Holloway 5k
Date Start: Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 10:00 AM
Address: Augusta Preparatory Day School
285 Flowing Wells Road Martinez, GA
We all remember the tragedy when Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba on her high school trip in 2005. Everyone in America shared the pain of Natalee’s family. Her mother, Ms. Beth Holloway, channeled her grief into helping other families looking for their missing children by establishing the Natalee Holloway Resource Center (NHRC) to assist families and to raise awareness among teenagers about the dangers of international travel.
Augusta Prep is hosting a 5K Fun Run/Walk – “Running for Justice – Natalee Holloway 5K” to raise money to contribute to this great cause. We will donate 100% of the proceeds to the NHRC. The 5K is scheduled for Saturday, February 25th, 2012, at 10:00am, on the Augusta Prep cross-country trail. We are combining our passion for running with our desire to help this great cause and to raise awareness in our community about safe international travel.
To register for the event, go HERE.
Learn about the Natalee Holloway Resource Center
Beth Holloway has done a tremendous job in searching for answers and justice for not only her daughter Natalee, but also for the missing loved ones of others. Beth has become a voice and advocate for the missing and a resource for parents for those who plan on their children traveling abroad.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – What Will Happen to the Susan Powell Investigation?
- Now that primary suspect Josh Powell is dead?
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Download
The Dana Pretzer Show on Scared Monkeys Radio – Tuesday, February 21, 2012 – with Wendy Murphy and Clint VanZandt
LISTEN TO THE DANA PRETZER SHOW ON SCARED MONKEYS RADIO AT 9 PM ET
Dana welcomes special guests:
- Former DA Wendy Murphy on the Powell case and her thoughts on the death of Whitney Houston
- Former FBI agent Clint VanZandt on the Powell case
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Missing Teen Mom Latasha Jackson & Her 1 Year Old Child Chaniya Wynn Found Dead in Cleveland, OH … Murder-Suicide by Violent Sexual Predator Boyfriend
Good grief, another case of an abduction, murder-suicide; however, this one did not get the media coverage of Dara Lee Watson.
19 year old Latasha Jackson and her 1 year old daughter Chaniya Wynnwere abducted while walking on East 72nd Avenue in Cleveland, OH at approximately 11:44 AM Saturday. At a news conference on Saturday, Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath said the suspect, 35-year-old Thomas Lorde, was a violent sexual predator with an “extensive criminal history” in numerous states.
Just another senseless murder of a precious child: Chaniya Wynn
Sadly, the teen mom and her one year old daughter were found deceased at approximately 3 AM Sunday morning from gun shot wounds. The estranged boyfriend and father of the baby girl, Thomas Lorde, was also found next to Latasha Jackson and Chaniya Wynn, dead from a self inflicted gun shot wound.
A teenage mother and her young daughter, snatched off a Cleveland street, were found shot to death in a garage early Sunday, Cleveland, Ohio, police said.
Thomas Lorde, the estranged boyfriend of 19-year-old Latasha Jackson and the father of 1-year-old Chaniya Wynn, was found next to them, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police said Sunday.
Cleveland police issued an Amber Alert on Saturday after witnesses reported seeing Jackson and Chaniya abducted while walking on East 72nd Avenue in Cleveland.
Honestly, what outcome would one expect when you father a child with a violent sexual predator with an extensive criminal history?
The body found in Francis Marion National Forest yesterday has been positively identified as missing 30 year old Dara Lee Watson. According to the coroner, Watson was ID’d by dental records and was killed by a single gunshot to the head. Police are ruling the death a homicide. Watson’s body was found in a shallow grave not too far from the location of her burned silver 2006 GMC Envoy was found abandoned. Dara Lee Watson was reported missing on Friday, February 10, 2012 by her employer when she didn’t show up from work. Watson was last seen in Boone, NC on February 6.
Dara Lee Watson
In a press conference on Saturday Coroner Rae Wooten confirmed that the body found on Friday is that of missing woman Dara Lee Watson.
Watson was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head. The coroner says Watson was identified by dental records.
The discovery of the body wasn’t far from where Watson’s burnt car was found last week — about 60 yards away. Police say that because of heavy rain, the ground settled and revealed her location.
Police believe Watson was killed sometime between Monday and Tuesday in the home she shared with David Hedrick. He then took her out to Francis Marion National Forest and buried her in a shallow grave.
Police have said that they believe David Hedrick is directly responsible for Dara Lee Watson’s disappearance and death. Witnesses report seeing Hedrick leave the woods near where Watson’s SUV was found and that he was carrying a shovel. David Hedrick was previously found dead of a self inflicted gun shot wound. The couple broke up and in another case of if I can’t have you no one else will, Hendrick killed Watson, buried her in a shallow grave and then killed himself. Police will now try to confirm whether the gun Hedrick used to commit suicide was the same one that was used to kill Dara Lee Watson.
Yet another senseless act where some one could not just move on and take no for an answer.