9 Year Old Reann Murphy Missing Since 12/14/13 Found Dead in Trash Can Near Her Home in Smithville, OH (Update: Suspect Arrested in Murder of 9 Year Old – Picture … 24 Year Old Jaret Medsger)
9 year old Reann Murphy had been missing since Saturday afternoon, December 14, when she was last seen playing outdoors at the mobile home park at about 5:30pm where she lived at 5912 Akron Road (Map) in Smithville, Ohio. Sadly, the police found Reann Murphy’s body in a trash bin at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. It was not reported how the little 9 year old girl was killed. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are now investigating this case as a homicide. Wayne County Sheriff Travis Hutchinson stated, “Any violent death is troubling but the death of a child is much more so. We will leave no stone unturned as this investigation continues.”
9 Year Old Reann Murphy … RIP
Reann Murphy was reported missing on Saturday evening. Police said Murphy was last seen playing outdoors at 5:30 p.m. near her family’s Smithville mobile home park.
According to Wayne County Sheriff Travis Hutchinson, deputies from his department responded to the family’s home at 5912 Akron Road shortly after 8 p.m.. Deputies along with firefighters, civilians and other police searched the area for hours.
At approximately 1:35 a.m. on Sunday, police found the body of a small child in a trash dumpster near Murphy’s home.
Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are now investigating the homicide.
UPDATE II: The Seattle PI is reporting that an arrest has been made in the death of 9 year old Reann Murphy. That was fast!!!
Authorities say a suspect has been arrested on a murder charge in the death of a 9-year-old Ohio girl whose body was found in a trash bin.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest Sunday in the death of Reann Murphy. A news conference was scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
- The suspect and victim were seen together.
- Suspect was arrested at his residence.
- Will be charged with aggravated murder in the morning.
screen grab from News Net 5 Live Video
UPDATE III: 24-year-old Jaret Medsger is the suspect who has been arrested in the murder of 9 year old Reann Murphy. This dirtbag, murderer will be arraigned at 8:15 in a Wayne County courtroom Monday morning.
From News Net 5: Police took 24-year-old Jarrod Metsger into custody shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday. Police said Metsger is a neighbor and acquaintance of the Murphy family. At this time, no motive has been established for the murder.
If any one has information in this case, please contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 330-287-5750 or e-mail email@example.com
8 Year Old Autistic Boy Randle Barrow Missing After Fire in Huntsville, AL (Update: Woman Killed in Fire ID’d as 42 Year Old Delicia Lattice Barrow)(Update: Body of Randle Barrow Found in Lake Guntersville
Be on the look out for 8 year old Randle Barrow in Huntsville, Alabama.
Police are searching for missing 8 year old Randle Barrow after performing a welfare check for Randle, who had not been to school for two day, on Saturday, December 14 at 4900 Alburta Road in Huntville, Alabama.When police officers got to the home, no one answered the door and they noticed that smoke was coming from the home. Upon entering the home firefighters found one female victim inside, who was transported to Huntsville Hospital with life threatening injuries. The woman later died. However, Randle Barrow was no where to be found.
Missing – Randle Barrow
Randle Barrow attends the School For Autistic Children. Randle had just recently been returned to his mother, he had been in the temporary custody of Demetrius Bell and his wife because of the mother’s health issues.
For several weeks Randle was in the temporary custody of Demetrius Bell and his wife. Randle’s mother, who is Bell’s good friend, voluntarily put her son in their care because of her health issues. ”The whole idea was when she got better, we would just return him to her care,” Bell says.
Just recently Randle’s mother asked for him back. Bell says in the days leading up to Saturday, she became harder and harder to reach.
Saturday morning, Bell got a phone call that something might be wrong. ”The director of the school that he attends, the School For Autistic Children, called us and told us she was concerned,” Bell says.
UPDATE I: The female victim in the fatal fire has been identified as 42 year old Delicia Lattice Barrow, the mother of Randle Barrow. Police are calling this a death investigation.
Police identified the woman killed in the fire as 42-year-old Delicia Lattice Barrow. Officers are searching for eight-year-old Randle Barrow, who police said is autistic.
Firefighters responded to the house and put the fire out. Police found Delicia Barrow inside the home. She was taken the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Police said Randle Barrow was not found inside the home and that they have not been able to locate him. Investigators are still taking pictures and searching throughout the home.
If anyone with information about his whereabouts of Randle Barrow, please contact the Huntsville police at 256-722-7100.
UPDATE II: BREAKING NEWS: Body of Missing Eight-Year-Old Randle Barrow Found in Lake Guntersville.
Our news partners The Huntsville Times AL.com is reporting authorities have found the body of missing eight-year-old Randle Barrow in Lake Gutnersville.
4 Year Old Shaniya Wendy Jaques-Louis Missing Since 12/13/13 in Little Haiti … Miami, FL (Update: Shaniya Jacques-Louis Found Safe, Reunited with Family)
4 year old Shaniya Wendy Jaques-Louis has been missing since Friday afternoon, December 13, 2013 in “Little Haiti” in Miami, Florida. She was last seen outside her family’s home at 4 pm while playing with her sister and other kids behind a fence 36 Northeast 64th Terrace.
Miami Police launched an all-out effort Friday night to find a missing 4-year-old girl who went missing right outside her Little Haiti home.
According to police, Jaques-Louis was last seen at about 4 p.m. Friday while playing with her sister and other kids behind a fence outside her family’s home at 36 Northeast 64th Terrace.
Police said the missing girl’s mother was inside her first-floor apartment at the time. Though it appears the children were unsupervised, authorities said a neighbor was keeping watching over the kids from across the street.
At some point, the other children said they left Shaniya all alone on her tricycle in the fenced-in area. When they returned, the bike was still there, but Shaniya was gone.
(Pic: City of Miami Police)
- Her hair was in braids.
- She weighs about 40 pounds, and is approximately 3-and-a-half feet tall.
- Last seen wearing a black and blue shirt, purple shorts and knee-high black socks.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call Miami Police at 305-579-6630 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
A Miami child who was reported missing Friday has been found safe and a man she was with is in custody, police announced Sunday morning.
Shaniya Jaques-Louis was found around 5:30 Sunday morning. According to police, a driver spotted the child walking with an unidentified man near the home she disappeared and honked his or her horn. A neighbor heard the sound and along with the driver, confronted the man, who left the little girl behind but took off.
Police told Local 10′s Ben Kennedy detectives were able to track the man down and as of Sunday morning, he is talking with detectives at Miami Police Headquarters.
16 year old Marissa Barry has been missing since Thursday afternoon, December 12, 2013 in Portage, Michigan. According to police, Marissa was last seen at about 2 pm when she left her house in the 1300 block of East Osterhout Avenue. The police are asking for the public’s help to be on the look out for Marissa Barry as she may be in medical danger as she has not been taking her medication for depression and an anxiety disorder.
Missing – Marissa Barry
Marissa Barry was last seen at about 2 p.m. when she left her house in the 1300 block of East Osterhout Avenue, according to the Portage Department of Public Safety.
Police said Marissa has not been taking her medication for depression and an anxiety disorder.
Police said Marissa is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing turquoise pants, a Christmas-style sweater and a black Portage Central High School band jacket.
Police ask anyone with information about Marissa’s whereabouts to call Portage Police Department at 269-329-4567 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.
UPDATE I: Missing Portage teenager found Safe.
Search Continues for Family Missing Since Sunday, 12/8/13 in Snow & Cold in Northwest Nevada: James Glanton, 34, Christina MacIntee, 25, His Two Children Evan Glanton & Chloe Glanton, and MacIntee’s Niece and Nephew, Shelby Fitzpatrick & Tate McIntee (Update: All Found Alive & Safe)
The race is on against snow and cold temperatures to find a family of six who are missing in the Northwest mountains of Nevada.
Rescue teams racing against the clock and the bitter cold to find 34 year old James Glanton, his girlfriend 25 year old Christina McIntee, his two children, Evan Glanton and Chloe Glanton, and Christina’s niece and nephew, Shelby Fitzpatrick and Tate McIntee. The four missing children are ages, a 10 year old, two 4 year olds and a 3 year old. The six disappeared in the Seven Troughs mountain range on a snow outing to play in the snow.
The family has not had any communication with others since they went missing, according to Sheila Reitz of the sheriff’s office.
They went to the Seven Troughs area on isolated federal land about noon on Sunday in a silver Jeep with a black top, authorities said. It was unclear what supplies they might have been carrying.
“I’m hoping they all huddled together and stayed in the Jeep,” said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chuck Allen, who added that the area has spotty cellular coverage. “That would be a best-case scenario.”
Frigid weather gripping much of the United States led to a frenzied search in northwest Nevada, where rescue teams are searching a mountainous area for two adults and four children who went to play in the snow and never returned.
James Glanton, 34, and Christina MacIntee, 25, are missing, along with Glanton’s two children and MacIntee’s niece and nephew. The children are 3 to 10 years old, the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office said.
The group set out Sunday for Seven Troughs mountain range and haven’t been seen since.
Fears intensified as the temperature plummeted to below zero.
Amanda Fitzpatrick, mother of 10-year-old Shelby Fitzpatrick, has joined the search in the freezing cold.
“It’s been extremely hard, probably the hardest 24 to 36 hours of my life,” she told CNN’s Piers Morgan. “It’s my baby girl.”
Temperatures in storm-stricken parts of the country were expected to remain 10- to 20 degrees below normal for the remainder of the week, the National Weather Service said.
Overnight temperatures in Lovelock, Nev., near the mountain range were below zero, WeatherUnderground.com indicated.
UPDATE II: FANTASTIC NEWS OUT OF NEVADA … CNN is reporting that all six missing family members have been found alive and well!!!
A family of six survived two days in wintry Nevada mountains by starting a fire and then bringing warm rocks into their overturned Jeep, preventing frostbite to the couple and four small children, local residents said Tuesday.
When three residents finally found the family and their vehicle during a massive search, the family had little food left, so resident Salvador Paredes pulled a candy bar from his pocket and shared it with them, Paredes said.
The group was found safe in an area called Trinity Canyon, according to the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office. They were discovered from a distance by a volunteer searcher using binoculars to scan mountainsides, the sheriff’s office said. It wasn’t immediately clear which of the three residents made the discovery.
All six were in stable condition with “no frostbite, just some exposure issues,” said Patty Bianchi, CEO of Pershing General Hospital. The family consists of a man and woman who have two children together; the woman also was traveling with her nephew and niece, the sheriff’s office said.
UPDATE III: 6 missing adults, children found alive in Nevada.
“Their father kept them alive and well,” said Patty Bianchi, CEO of Pershing General Hospital, where the six were taken. “Everybody is in good shape. There was no frostbite. They are stable. They suffered a little exposure and dehydration, but that is all.”
About 100 well-wishers lined the street outside the hospital and broke into cheers when two of the smallest children were taken from an ambulance. The others walked into the hospital on their own.
“The mood where I’m at’s ecstatic,” said Col. Tim Hahn of the Civil Air Patrol, which used several planes to search for the group. “We are thrilled beyond words.”
Letter Mother Received from Missing New Hampshire Teen Abigail Hernandez Appears to be Genuine … Teen Disappeared on 10/9/13, Letter written on 10/22 & Postmarked on 10/23 … Rec’d Two Weeks Later
15 year old Abigail Hernandez was last seen on October 9, 2013 as she headed home from her high school in the town of Conway, New Hampshire. At the news conference on Friday, December 6, authorities revealed that Abigail’s mother, Zenya Hernandez, received a letter on November 6 that appeared to be from her missing daughter. The content of the letter was not made public; however, the letter is said to be authentic. ” Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said, “We are concerned for her safety. She is not out there alone. She has somebody who is either helping her, whether that be a friend, or what we fear is a foe.”
Calling it “unprecedented,” law enforcement officials announced during a news conference on Friday that a missing New Hampshire teenager who disappeared two months ago on her way home from school wrote a letter to her mother that was postmarked two weeks after her disappearance.
Officials say they kept quiet about the letter for a month out of fear that releasing it publicly would compromise the investigation.
Ramsey noted that one of eight endangered runaways ends up being sexually exploited.
“Though she could have left willingly, someone now could be coercing her,” he said. “Someone now may be manipulating her.”
At the news conference, authorities revealed that Abigail’s mother, Zenya Hernandez, received a letter on November 6 that appeared to be from her missing daughter. That letter was kept secret until Friday, said Young, because “law enforcement had to take every possible step to verify its authenticity.”
“And at this juncture, we believe in fact that it was written by Abby and was sent to her mother,” Young added.
Neither federal nor state authorities would discuss the contents of the letter beyond Young saying the writing is in “a tone Abby would have used,” and that the letter underwent “expert analysis” before its existence was announced publicly.
Officials also said revealing details about the letter could potentially trigger “copycat” letters that would slow down the investigation.
The letter was written on October 22, and postmarked on October 23, according to Young, and it was turned over to authorities for investigation after Zenya Hernandez received it nearly two weeks after it was postmarked.
“When we received this letter I will tell you it was unprecedented. We have not seen anything like that in recent times in other investigations, but most importantly, it gave us hope,” FBI Special Agent Kieran Ramsey said at the news conference.
If anyone has any information regarding Abigail Hernandez’s whereabouts, please contact the Conway police at 603-356-5715.
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#FindSamantha: 13 Year Old Samantha Dodson Missing Since 12/3/13 in Oregon City, OR (Endangered Runaway … Believed to be with 40 Year Old Kelsey McCune)(Update: Samantha Dodson Found Safe, McCune Arrested Charged with Rape & Sodomy)
13 year old Samantha Dodson has been missing since December 3, 2013 in Oregon City, Oregon. Samantha Dodson was last seen Tuesday night and may be traveling with a 40-year-old transient man, Kelsey McCune. Samantha’s parents noticed she was missing Wednesday morning, when they went to wake her up to go to school. Authorities consider Samantha an endangered runaway. Two two might be camping. Because what else would a transient be doing who has no known address? McCune has no known address, but he is known to make money doing freelance computer work and he also may be carrying large duffel bags and backpacks with camping gear.
Samantha Dodson (left) – Kelsey McCune (rt)
Police called the teen an “endangered runaway” and said she may be in the company of Kelsey McCune, 40, a family friend who authorities said has no permanent address.
It was unclear if the teen left home willingly; however police said she does not have a history of running away.
Dodson, who recently dyed her hair red, was described by police as 5-foot-4 and 125 pounds with brown eyes and a slim build.
Police said McCune is 6 feet tall and 170 pounds with a glass eye and salt-and-pepper hair.
According to FOX 12-OR, 40 year old Kelsey McCune is a long time friend of the family … of course he is. Because there is nothing more special than parents not realizing that a 40 year old, so-called friend of the family, is taking just a little too much interest in your 13 year old daughter!
The Dodson family says McCune is a family friend.
“Kelsey is a family friend of my parents. I met him a couple times in passing, but they’ve known him for years, and I know he was recently down on his luck,” said Sarah Dodson.
Samantha’s family now believes the teen and McCune had been communicating without anyone knowing. When they tried to confront McCune about it Wednesday, they say he wouldn’t return their calls, and won’t answer his messages.
“It’s my understanding that Kelsey doesn’t have a permanent residence, and we think they could be looking for a place to camp because there’s not a place to take her,” said Sarah Dodson.
The search for Samantha stretched to the Newell Creek area of Oregon City on Thursday, where a SWAT team scoured the terrain in the area.
Clackamas County deputies say they consider Samantha an endangered runaway mainly because of the age difference between her and McCune. They are also concerned about Samantha’s welfare because of the record-cold temperatures expected this week.
#FindSamantha: More pics of Samantha Dodson … Be on the look out for the missing 13 year old
Samantha Dodson, a missing 13-year-old Oregon City girl, was found in good condition in a wooded area north of an Oregon mobile home park Saturday evening, deputies said.
Deputies and the SWAT team resumed the search for Dodson around 4:30 p.m. after getting what they called a “credible” tip from a witness Saturday who saw her and 40-year-old Kelsey McCune near South Maple Lane Road and South Country Village Drive, said Sgt. Nate Thompson with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
McCune was also found in good condition Saturday, Thompson said. He was arrested and charged with kidnapping, sexual abuse, and rape. He was booked overnight in the Clackamas County Jail.
A vile one-eyed drifter busted by Oregon police for allegedly kidnapping and raping a teenage girl that went missing last week appeared in court Monday.
Kelsey (Patrick) McCune made his first court appearance in Oregon City while facing charges of first-degree kidnapping, custodial interference, sodomy, second-degree sexual abuse and rape.
Amber Alert Issued for 14 Year Old Elizabeth Romero Missing Since 12/4/13 in Kennewick, WA … Arrest Warrent Issued for 19 Year Old Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosalas (Update: Amber Alert Canceled, Elizabeth Romero Found in Mexico)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 14 year old Elizabeth Romero, who has been missing since Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Kennewick, Washington. She is described as Hispanic, 5-foot-3 and weighs 130 pounds. Elizabeth Romero was last seen getting into her 19 year old boyfriend’s green Ford Escape around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday at Phoenix High School in Kennewick. Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosales is wanted for kidnapping and a warrant is expected to be issued for his arrest. Authorities believe that Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosales might be trying to take Elizabeth Romero to Mexico.
Elizabeth was reported missing by her mother around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Lattin said. A nationwide alert was issued around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
A video released Thursday night shows Elizabeth walking across a parking lot at the high school and getting into a green sports utility vehicle. She is wearing a white top and dark pants, and is carrying a backpack and pink purse. She is 5-foot-3 and weighs 130 pounds.
Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosalas is 5-foot-9 and weighs about 200 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a green Ford Escape with no license plates.
UPDATE I: Information and text messages police received lead them to believe Elizabeth possibly didn’t run away with her boyfriend willingly.
Elizabeth’s mother got text messages Thursday from an unknown phone number that claimed to be Elizabeth. The messages said the couple were headed for Mexico. When the mother asked for a photo of Elizabeth, the conversation ended.
“When she asked to send a current photo and that request was refused, that’s the biggest red flag that tells us she might be in danger,” Lattin said.
Investigators have received other information that points to Elizabeth being in danger, Lattin said. He declined to say what that information is.
Local police have notified the U.S. Border Patrol in case the couple tries to leave the country, Lattin said.
UPDATE II: Amber Alert in California for kidnapped girl.
A 19-year-old man accused of abducting a Kennewick girl moved into a house on the same block as the teen just days before she left town with him, police said Friday.
Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosales started an online relationship with Elizabeth Romero while he was living in Hood River, Ore., said Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin. After talking with the 14-year-old through Facebook, Rosales told his family he got a job and moved to Kennewick on Thanksgiving Day.
Rosales paid a full month’s rent for a room in a house on the same block as the girl, Lattin said.
Just days later, he had packed up his stuff, left his house key behind and took off with Elizabeth.
If anyone has any information about Elizabeth’s or Rosales’ whereabouts can call 911 or the Kennewick Police Department’s non-emergency line at 509-628-0333.
UPDATE IV: The AMBER ALERT has been canceled for missing 14 year old Elizabeth Romero has been found in Mexico. Her boyfriend, 19 year old Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosalas is still on the loose.
The California Highway Patrol says a missing teenager from Washington has been safely located in Mexico.
The CHP did not give details on how they located 14-year-old Elizabeth Romero, but canceled a statewide Amber Alert that had been active since last Thursday.
Washington police said the teen was abducted in the town of Kennewick, Washington a day earlier.
The CHP issued the alert because they thought she and her abductor may be headed to Mexico.
Her boyfriend, Edwardo Fabian Flores Rosales, is still on the loose, according to police.
UPDATE V: Girl has been found in Mexico, but out of their jurisdiction, now up to Elizabeth Romero’s family to get her back from Mexico.
Search Continues for Missing Plane in Idaho … Those Aboard: Dale Smith and his Family, son Daniel Smith, Wife Sheree, Daughter Amber Smith & her fiance Jonathon Norton
The search continues for the missing Beech Bonanza airplane that took off Sunday, December 1, 2013, from Baker City, OR, where his family had been spending the Thanksgiving holiday, en route to Butte, MT. However, the plane disappeared over Idaho’s vast wilderness. The pilot, Dale Smith, had reported engine problems and asked air traffic controllers for coordinates to land at a nearby back-country country landing strip. Then, controllers then lost radio and radar communication with the plane. Those on board the plane have been identified as Smith’s son Daniel Smith and his wife, Sheree, along with Dale Smith’s daughter, Amber Smith and her fiance Jonathon Norton.
Authorities have finished their second day of searching for a small plane and five passengers that disappeared two days ago in the mountains of central Idaho.
Crews on the ground along with National Guard helicopters and airplanes have been scanning the remote backcountry for a Beech Bonanza piloted by Dale Smith, a 51-year-old software executive from San Jose, Calif.
Smith took off Sunday from Baker City, Ore., where his family had been spending the Thanksgiving holiday, en route to Butte, Mont. But while flying over Idaho’s vast wilderness, Smith reported engine trouble and asked air traffic controllers for coordinates to a backcountry landing strip near the tiny town of Yellow Pine, about 150 miles northeast of Boise and along the border of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Controllers then lost radio and radar communication with the plane.
Authorities identified the others on board as Smith’s son Daniel Smith and his wife, Sheree, along with Dale Smith’s daughter, Amber Smith and her fiance Jonathon Norton.
The search for a plane that was carrying a software company president and members of his family when it disappeared from radar over Idaho was set to resume Wednesday morning after would-be rescuers were forced to suspend their efforts because of nightfall, authorities said.
Search and rescue teams detected a weak signal from an emergency locator transmitter that allowed authorities to narrow the search to the area south of Johnson Creek, near Yellow Pine, where the plane is believed to have gone down.
“We’ve done a ping on the cell phones, and we’ve narrowed it down to a 4- or 5-square-mile area that we’re searching right now,” Valley County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Dan Smith told CNN affiliate KGO.
41 year old Holly Grim has been missing since Friday, November 22, 2013 in Lehigh Valley County, Lower Macungie Township, PA. She was last seen outside her home in the Red Maples Mobile Home Park in the 1100 block of Grange Road at 6:33 this morning. Grim disappeared after she dropped her teenage son, Zach, off at a school bus stop last Friday. Holly never showed up to work that morning and her family has not heard from her. Her relatives think something bad happened to her between 6:33 a.m. when she brought her son to the bus stop and 7 a.m., when her mother stopped at her mobile home to check on her. Police have listed Holly Grim’s status as “missing person-endangered.” She is described as 5-foot-3, about 100 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Missing – Holly Grim
Holly Grim, 41, of the Red Maples Mobile Home Park, was not home when her mother walked in. Her mother said she found Holly’s glasses, her cigarettes and an overturned cup of coffee.
Grim’s keys also were there and her car still was out front, her mother said. And Grim was due to be at her job at Allen Organ Co. in Macungie.
“There was no reason for her car to be there if she was off to work,” said her mother. “I just figured she was sleeping. I knew she had a cold.” But her mother looked everywhere in the home and no one was there.
Grim normally had a cigarette and coffee as she watched the news before going to work, her mother said, and it appears she was doing that when someone interrupted her.
“It just seems almost impossible,” she said. “Someone had to be there when she got back from the bus stop.”
Anyone with information on Grim’s whereabouts can contact Trooper Robert Devers at 610-395-1438.