15 Year Old Janessa A. Rodgers-Bader Missing Since 4/7/14 in Omaha, NE … Believed to Have Runaway With her Boyfriend, 16 Year Old Erick Grijalva

15 year old Janessa A. Rodgers-Bader has been missing since Monday, April 7, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. The Douglas County female  teen believed to have run away with her boyfriend  16 year old Erick Grijalva. He is also listed with Omaha police as a missing juvenile. Janessa A. Rodgers-Bader was last seen at her home near 144th Street and West Dodge Road.


Janessa A. Rodgers-Bader was reported missing on Monday.  Her family said they’re concerned for her safety.

She was last seen at her home near 144th Street and West Dodge Road.

She’s 5 feet 3 inches tall, 110 pounds, has green eyes and shoulder-length brown hair and was last seen wearing a “Pink” T-shirt, black tights and tennis shoes.

Authorities said the teen is believed to be with her boyfriend, who is also listed with Omaha police as a missing juvenile.

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 Erick Grijalva is described as 5-foot-10 and 145 pounds. He was last seen April 5th wearing a white shirt, green camouflage pants and yellow suede shoes.

If anyone has any information regarding the missing teen boy and girl, please contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 402-444-6000.

Posted April 12, 2014 by
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14 Year Old Maya Deja Alvarez Missing Since 3/24/14 in Sierra Vista, CA … Believed to be Runaway

14 year old Maya Deja Alvarez has been missing since Monday, March 24, 2014 in  Sierra Vista, California. The missing teen was last seen at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 1,000 block of South Lenzner Avenue in Sierra Vista.  According to Cpl. Scott Borgstadt, the public information officer for the Sierra Vista Police Department, she was dropped off at Joyce Clark Middle School but never went to class. Maya Deja Alvarez was last seen wearing a black and blue shirt with blue jeans, a white scarf and light-blue Converse shoes.

The police are asking for the public’s help to find Maya Deja Alvarez.

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Cpl. Scott Borgstadt with the Sierra Vista Police Department says 14-year-old Maya Deja Alvarez was last seen at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 1,000 block of South Lenzner Avenue in Sierra Vista.

She was wearing a black and blue shirt with blue jeans, a white scarf and light-blue Converse shoes.

She has brown hair and hazel eyes and she is approximately 4-feet-11-inches-tall, weighing around 100 pounds.

If you see Maya or have any information about her whereabouts, please call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.

Posted March 26, 2014 by
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14 Year Old Girl Named Emerald Missing since 3/8/14 in Lake Oswego, OR … Runaway, Left Home

A 14 year old girl named Emerald has been missing since March 8, 2014 in Lake Oswego, Oregon when she left her home after 11 pm after her family went to sleep. Authorities did not release her last name.  According to police, Emerald has no history of running away. The Lake Oswego police are also stating that the 14 year old left with a sleeping bag, toiletries and possibly a green and white backpack. She is very comfortable outdoors and does not have or use a cell phone.

Emerald_missing Photo courtesy Lake Oswego police

The girl, named Emerald, left her home on March 8 after 11 p.m., according to the Lake Oswego Police Department website. Her family was asleep when she left.

Police said she left with a sleeping bag, toiletries and possibly a green and white backpack. She is “comfortable outdoors” and does not have a cellphone.

Emerald is 5-feet tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. She has no known medical issues.

Anyone with information on Emerald’s location is asked to call Lake Oswego police at 503-635-0238.

Posted March 16, 2014 by
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16 Year Old Michaela Wells (USA National Miss Nebraska Teen) Missing Since 3/2/14 in Bellevue, NE … Possible Runaway? (Update: Found Safe in Indianapolis, IN)

16 year old Michaela Wells, a USA National Miss Nebraska Teen, was reported missing Monday, March 3, 2014 in Bellevue, Nebraska. Michaela Wells was last seen at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday by her parents, at her home in the Golden Hills Subdivision at 36th Street and Highway 370 in Bellevue. Michaela took out the trash around 8:30 p.m. Sunday wearing jeans, a dress coat and slip-on black pumps, but did not return. Wells is white, 5-feet-6, 120 pounds and has brown eyes and brown hair. Her family does not believe Wells ran away, but the authorities are not so sure. Wells’ name has been entered into the state and national law enforcement database as a missing juvenile; however, the Bellevue police don’t suspect foul play.

Facebook: Michaela Wells.

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Wells told her family she was stepping outside to take out the trash. She was wearing jeans, a dress coat and slip-on black pumps. She left her heavy winter coat and cellphone inside the house.

Twenty minutes passed before Wells’ family grew worried that she hadn’t returned. Her father looked inside and outside the house. He then drove around the neighborhood searching for her.

Her parents first thought Wells had seen a friend outside and hitched a ride to IHOP. But she didn’t return home that night or the next.

Wells’ mother, Theresa Norris, filed a police report at 9 p.m. Monday.

“When she says she’s going to step out of the house for a minute, she always comes back in,” Norris said. “It’s not like Michaela to disappear without telling us.”

Hmm, slip-on black pumps to take out the trash? I will say this, the extent of time she has been missing is a bit troubling. However, whether she ran away or was taken, she needs to be found and returned home.

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Bellevue teen missing since Sunday night

However, Norris said Wells is not the type to take off and not say anything.  In fact, Norris said, the girl wasn’t even dressed for the weather.

“This isn’t a sign of a teenager saying, ‘I’m gonna go run away on you,’” Norris said.  “It’s just not like her.”

Norris said police have searched the girl’s cellphone and other electronics to determine whether the girl had plans to run away. Police have not yet ruled that out.

UPDATE I: Let me just follow up by saying, that I hope that the police are correct in that this may be a teen runaway and that there was no foul play involved. That being said, there is a part of me that always harkens back to the case of Tim Miller’s missing daughter Laura, who the police first dismissed as a runaway. A note to all, we do consider everything.

UPDATE II: No Evidence of Abduction in Case of Missing Teen.

Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert has stated that this is not the first time Michaela has left home. However, in the earlier instances she returned the following day.

Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert says his department is devoting a great deal of resources to locating Michaela Wells who disappeared on Sunday night.

Asked at a news conference Wednesday afternoon if there was any evidence that she was abducted or in danger, the chief said, “I cannot confirm either one of those to be true.”

He said police do not have information that she was abducted against her will but he said that possibility is part of their investigation. He says he’s not ruling that out.

For more updates, others comments and opinions regarding this case or to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Michaela Wells.

Anyone with information about Wells can contact the Bellevue Police Department at 402-293-3100.

UPDATE III: 16 Year Old Michaela Wells Found Safe in Indianapolis, Indiana.

A Bellevue girl missing for about four days was found safe Thursday night in Indianapolis.

Michaela Wells, 16, was located at a residence there about 8:20 p.m. Authorities took her into custody and said she is in good health.

Officer Laurie Synowiecki, a Bellevue police spokeswoman, declined to say whether Michaela left home voluntarily or against her will.

She declined to provide further details, including whether anyone in the case had been arrested.

The FBI and Indiana authorities assisted in locating the girl.

UPDATE  IV: Missing Nebraska teen queen turns up with boy in Indy.

She was found in Lawrence, Ind., at about 8:20 p.m. Thursday, and members of the FBI and the Bellevue Police Department informed Michaela’s mother, Theresa Norris, soon after that her daughter had been found safe, according to a news release from Bellevue police.

Michaela was found by FBI agents inside a home with a male juvenile and told officials that she had left her home of her own accord, according to the release. The release did not mention the age of the male.

14 Year Old Michaela Bruce Missing Since 2/25/14 in Springfield, OH … Abducted by Mark Edwards for Second Time, Felony Arrest Warrant Issued

14 year old Michaela Bruce has been missing since Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in Springfield, Ohio. According to reports, Michaela Bruce was abducted by 44 year old Mark Edwards for the second time since September 2013. Authorities say Edwards is known to be a survivalist, aka bum, hobo. With his pending trial coming up in March 2014 for the abduction and six counts of unlawful sex with a minor from the September incident where the two ran away, this most likely prompted his incident. The Sheriff’s office believes that Michaela Bruce, and the public could be at risk if the suspect, Mark Edwards, attempts to do something desperate to escape capture. With this being the second abduction of the 14 year old girl, when captured it is not going to end well for this suspect.

She likened her daughter’s relationship with Edwards to being in a “cult.”

“It’s like her little brain has been drilled over and over and over that he loves her. I trusted him. His daughter was my daughter’s best friend. His wife was my friend,” Tammy Bruce said.

Michaela Bruce and Mark Edwards

Michaela Bruce (left) – Mark Edwards (right)

UPDATE I: Police receive numerous tips on the two and spotted rental car they were in but cut off pursuit.

Earlier Wednesday night, Fred Stegner, who operates the Springfield Soup Kitchen, 830 W. Main St., told News Center 7 Edwards and Bruce visited the facility sometime before 8 p.m. Tuesday. That would have been roughly an hour before the girl’s mother reported her missing at 9:02 p.m. in German Twp., near Springfield.

Edwards eats at the facility regularly, Stegner said, but Tuesday night was the first time anyone there has seen him with the girl. There were 200 to 250 people there at the time. Springfield police and sheriff’s deputies showed photos of the man and girl to volunteers Wednesday morning.

Edwards “came in with the blond lady,” Stegner said. “I didn’t know she was 14 until I came in today[Wednesday], but many volunteers told me they saw them.”

Also Wednesday evening, sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Young said deputies have continued to receive hundreds of tips, the most credible of which is that Edwards and Bruce may have been near State Route 235 and Interstate 270 late Wednesday morning. Deputies also searched several vacant houses in the area where Edwards and the girl abandoned a rental car he was driving.

Acting on one of the early tips, deputies responded to a Knight’s Inn on West Main Street in Springfield at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to look for Bruce and Edwards. Items believed to belong to Edwards and Bruce were located in a room. The state bureau of criminal investigation is analyzing items found in that room for DNA, Young said.

Deputies later spotted that rental car and pursued it but cut off that pursuit when the car ran a red light. Authorities found it abandoned at Rebert Pike and Cottage Drive in Springfield. A search of the area did not turn up Edwards or the girl. Officials said Edwards’ wife rented the vehicle Tuesday.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


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UPDATE II: Edwards was arrested in September 2013 for abduction of Michaela Bruce and faced a March 4 trial date on six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and interference with custody involving Bruce.

Edwards was arrested in September 2013 when he was found with Bruce after she went missing from her school bus stop. At that time, Edwards and the girl werefound in a green Ford Expedition in the 3300 block of Ohio 41. She was hiding in the rear of the vehicle under blankets. Deputies found a Taser, knives, condoms, a spear and other items in the SUV. Officials have said Edwards is known to be a survivalist.

14 Year Old Ashley Shelton & 17 Year Old Jonah Youngblood Missing Since 1/28/14 in Coalinga, CA … Believed to Have Run Off Together

14 year old Ashley Shelton and 17 year old Jonah Youngblood have both been missing since Monday, January 28, 2014 in Coalinga, California. The parents of Ashly Shelton said that their daughter was dating a boy who lived in the 500 block of Pine Street. The boy, Jonah Youngblood, was also missing.  Both teens left notes to their parents prior to leaving their homes. Initial attempts by the authorities to “ping” the teens cell phones were unsuccessful due to the fact that they were turned off. However, Shelton’s mother is reported to have been been in contact with Jonah Youngblood via Facebook, in which he said Shelton is not with him and is in the Los Angeles Area. The parents of Ashley Shelton are offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the return of their daughter.

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Ashley Shelton

On Monday January 28, 2014 at 5:18 a.m., officers from the Coalinga Police Department responded to the 500 block of Pine Street on the report of a missing 14 year old female, identified as Ashley Shelton. Shelton’s parents told officers that their daughter was dating a boy who lived in the 500 block of Pine Street. Officers contacted the boy’s mother and identified him as 17 year old Jonah Youngblood. Officers discovered Youngblood was missing as well.

Officers attempted to locate the juveniles by “Pinging” their cellular phones and found they were off. Later that morning officers attempted to “Ping” Youngblood’s phone again and found it to be in the area of HWY 580 / HWY 680 in the bay area. Shelton’s mother has been in contact with Youngblood via Facebook, in which he said Shelton is not with him and is in the Los Angeles Area. Ashley Shelton’s Facebook account has been deactivated.

If you have any information regarding either Ashley Shelton or Jonah Youngblood please contact Sergeant Alex Rouch or Detective Earl O’Neal at the Coalinga Police Department (559) 935-1525.

Posted January 31, 2014 by
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12 Year Old Raylynn Bolt & 14 Year Old Diana Tourdot Missing Since 1/25/14 in Riverside, CA (Update: Found Safe)

12 year old  Raylynn Bolt and 14 year old  Diana Tourdot have been missing since Saturday night, January 25, 2014. in Riverside, California.  The two girls were last seen Saturday around midnight at the residence of one of their homes, although the authorities have not revealed the address. Police are keeping their options open as to whether they suspect foul play or think the girls might have run away.

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Missing: Raylynn Bolt (left) and Diana Tourdot (credit: Riverside Police Dept.)

Raylynn Bolt, 12, is 5-foot-7 and 120 pounds with dirty blond hair and blue eyes. Diana Tourdot, 14, is 5-foot-6 and 120 pounds with dark brown, shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. Police did not have a description of what clothing they were wearing.

They were having a sleepover at the home of one of the girls, and were last believed to be at the residence about midnight, police said in a news release. Officials did not release specific information about where in Riverside they were.

Police ask anyone with information on the girls’ whereabouts to call them at 951-787-7911 or 911. Additionally, Detective Rick Cobb can be contacted at 951-353-7135 or Detective Jim Brandt at 951-353-7137.

UPDATE I: Two Missing Calif. Girls Found, ‘Appeared to Be OK’.

 A pair of missing girls set off a widespread and well-publicized search across Southern California, but it ended quietly as police found them within blocks of each other and close to their hometown.

Police said they found Raylynn Bolt, 12, and Diana Tourdot, 14, in San Bernardino on Monday night, about 15 miles from Diana’s home in Riverside, where they vanished from a sleepover Saturday. They were apparently unharmed.

“From what we could tell, they appeared to be OK,” said Lt. Dario Robinson of the San Bernardino Police Department, whose officers found one girl at a city park and the other on a nearby street waiting with a good Samaritan.

15 Years Old’s Jack Nelson & Morgan Kallusky Missing since 1/12/14 in Cave Creek, AZ … Believed Headed for California, Ranaway to Get Married

15 year old’s Jack Nelson and Morgan Kallusky have been missing since Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Cave Creek, Arizona. Jack and Morgan are boyfriend and girlfriend. Both left notes that they were running away to get married. California, maybe their headed to Las Vegas instead?

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Pic – Fox Phoenix

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says Jack Nelson and Morgan Kallusky were reported missing on Sunday.  They are both 15 years old.

Nelson is described as a white male with blonde hair, blue eyes, weighing 130 pounds and is 5′ 4″ tall. (poster)

Kallusky is a white female weighing 135 pounds and is 5′ 8″ tall.  She no longer wears braces on her teeth and may have dyed her hair dark brown. (poster)

Nelson and Kallusky may be traveling in a 2002 gold Acura with Arizona license plate 436FSV.

UPDATE I: 2 Cave Creek missing teens believed to be heading to CA.

Officials are looking for two teenagers who disappeared from Cave Creek late Sunday night or early Monday morning and are believed to be traveling to California.

The Phoenix Police Department said the teens, who are boyfriend and girlfriend, both left notes that they were running away to get married. The parents then reached out to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

If you have any information about the Jack Nelson and Morgan Kallusky’s whereabouts, call 911 or the Phoenix Police at 602-262-6151.

16 Year Old Caleb Jacoby Missing Since 1/6/14 in Brookline, MA (Update: Found Safe in NYC)

16 year old  Caleb Jacoby has been missing since 12:30 pm, Monday, January 6, 2014 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was spotted at a local Starbucks, but it is believed that he did go home that Monday. Caleb  is the son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby.   The police are treating the disappearance as a runaway, but they have little to go on.

He was last seen wearing navy chino pants or jeans, a navy polo shirt, a brown winter jacket with a hood, brown shoes or sneakers, and white socks.

The teenager is around 5 foot 11 inches tall with a thin build.

Jacoby, who attends Maimonides School, is often seen at public libraries and at Temple Young Israel in Brookline.

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UPDATE I: Volunteers search for missing Brookline teenager Caleb Jacoby.

More than 200 volunteers are participating in the search for Caleb Jacoby, according to Maimonides Head of School Naty Katz. Katz’s full statement is as follows: “Caleb Jacoby, an 11th grade student at Maimonides School, has been missing from home since Monday. To help Caleb’s family and the authorities in their search to find Caleb, the school is coordinating a search effort involving over 200 volunteers in the metro Boston area.

If anyone has seen or has any information regarding the missing teen, please contact Brookline Police at (617) 730-2222.

UPDATE II: Missing Brookline Teen Found Safe In New York City.

Caleb Jacoby, a 16-year-old boy who went missing from Brookline on Monday, has been found safe.

Brookline Police say they were able to provide information to the New York City Police Department that Caleb may be in the area of Times Square. He was found there Thursday night.

12 Year Old Olivia Belle Coallier Missing Since 12/15/13 in Weston, FL … Possible Runaway (Update: Found Safe)

12 year old Olivia Belle Coallier has been missing since Sunday, December 15, 2013 in Weston, Florida Olivia Coallier was last seen at about 4:30 Sunday afternoon when she left her home at 1431 Capri Lane (MAP) and walked to a local park. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Please be on the look out for the missing tween, she suffers from an anxiety disorder, mild epilepsy and according to authorities has run away in the past.

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Missing – Olivia Belle Coallier

She is described as about 5 feet tall, 125 pounds with small build, blue eyes and straight red hair with blonde highlights. Olivia was last seen wearing a black and white sweater, jean shorts and black floral boots.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Olivia suffers from anxiety disorder, mild epilepsy and has run away in the past.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Olivia Belle Coallier, please contact BSO Missing Persons Detective James Hayes at 954-321-4231 or call the Communications Duty Officer at 954-767-8740.

UPDATE I: Missing Weston girl found safe.

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