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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
#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.
16 Year Old Kimberly (Kimber) Sanborn Missing Since 11/6/13 in South Berwick, ME … Last Seen in Portsmouth, NH (Update: Found Safe in Virginia)
16 year old Kimberly Sanborn from South Berwick, ME has been missing since Wednesday afternoon, November 6, 2013. She was last seen in Portsmouth, NH near Hanover St. around 4 pm on Wednesday. Authorities believe she may have gotten on a bus there. Police are seeking information on a local teenager who is currently classified as a missing person/runaway.
Missing – 16 Year Old Kimberly “Kimber” Sanborn
Investigators say Kimberly Sanborn was last seen in Portsmouth, N.H., on Wednesday around 4 p.m. Police say she may have gotten onto a bus there. She still had not been located as of 7 p.m. on Thursday, a South Berwick police dispatcher said.
Sanborn is 5 feet, 3 inches tall with brown hair and green eyes. She weighs about 145 pounds.
The South Berwick Police Department asks anyone with any information about Kimberly Sanborn to contact them at 207-384-2254.
Missing 15 Year Old Emily Lalinsky Found Alive with 37 Year Old Family Friend Robert Messer in A Michigan Field
15 year old Emily Lalinsky and 37 year old Robert Messer had been missing since Sunday, October 27, 2013. The two have not been seen since Sunday, when they were thought to be going on a day trip to Ann Arbor, MI. Robert Messner was a friend of the family for 10 years. Police believe hat the teen is endangered based on the ongoing investigation as they believed that Mr. Messer’s mental state may be in question. This might serve as a example of caution to all parents when a 37 year old man starts taking such attention in a 15 year old girl, friend or no friend.
15 year old Emily Lalinsky
Police found notes from both Lalinsky and Messer at the man’s Salem Township home along with the pair’s cell phones. Both notes apologized for leaving.
“Please don’t ever doubt or forget that you are an amazing and wonderful mother and person,” Lalinsky’s note said. “I am so sorry I hurt you and if there was any other way, we would have done it.”
Messer’s letter had a similar theme.
“We are going today, she and I, because we have to — not because we want to leave you,” he wrote. “We are in love and cannot be apart from each other.”
Emily Lalinsky and Robert Messer were found on Tuesday in a field near 7 Mile Road and Chubb Road in Salem Township northeast of Ann Arbor, Michigan in Washtenaw County.
Emily Lalinsky is being treated at a hospital for minor, superficial wounds and Robert Messer is in custody.
Emily Lalinsky, 15, and Robert Messer, 37, were found together Tuesday in a field near 7 Mile Road and Chubb Road in Salem Township northeast of Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, police said. The two had been missing since Sunday.
Lieutenant Cal Lauria of the Plymouth Township police department said that Lalinsky is being treated at a local hospital for superficial wounds.
“The male is also being treated, but at a separate hospital,” Lt. Lauria said. “He is also being held in custody.”