15 Year Old Lorien King & 16 Year Old Hunter Pike Missing Since 5/23/14 in Bellingham, Washington … Runaway
Two Whatcom County girls, 15 year old Lorien King and 16 year old Hunter Pike has been missing since Friday, May 23, 2014 in Bellingham, Washington. The two teens have apparently ran away; however, it is not known why. It is believed they may be taking public transportation toward California. Bellingham Police spokesman Lt. Bob Vander Yacht said that Pike and King may be using the aliases Jordan Hawood and Skylar Davenport. Obviously they must have received such information from a friend that the girls told of their plans.
Left to Right: 16 Year Old Hunter Pike – 15 Year Old Lorien King (Pic via Bellingham PD Twitter)
The two Whatcom County girls, Hunter Pike, 16, and Lorien King, 15, were believed to possibly be heading toward California using public transportation, Bellingham Police spokesman Lt. Bob Vander Yacht said.
The teens made comments early Friday that made their friends concerned for their well-being, Vander Yacht said, and “then they were gone.”
Around 8 p.m. Friday, shortly after family members reported the girls missing, the department posted their pictures on Twitter.
“We’d like to get them back to their family,” Vander Yacht said. “Use of social media is one of the best ways we can do that.”
Police were initially concerned about the teens’ welfare, but after a series of tips came in from people who had seen their photos on social media, it appeared they were OK, Vander Yacht said.
It was not clear why the two were running away, Vander Yacht said.
Twitter: Bellingham Police @BellinghamPD
16 Year Old Matthew Plutchak Missing Since 5/20/14 in Topsham, ME (Update: Now Considered a Runaway)
16 year old Matthew Plutchak has been missing since Tuesday night, May 20, 2014 in Topsham, Maine. Matthew Plutchak was last seen walking on Main Street in Topsham Tuesday night at 10:30 pm Goodwin’s Volvo and Dairy Queen. It has been reported that Plutchak was being picked up by someone at Dairy Queen; however, he never returned home.
Topsham Police said Wednesday that they are looking for a 16-year-old boy who was last seen walking on Main Street in Topsham Tuesday night.
Police said Matthew Plutchak was seen walking on Main St. in Topsham at 10:30 p.m. between Goodwin’s Volvo and Dairy Queen. He was reportedly on his way to being picked up by someone at Dairy Queen. He has not returned home.
He was last seen wearing a green graphic type sweatshirt and cargo shorts.
Matthew Plutchak of 244 Parliament Circle. Matthew is a student at Mt. Ararat High School reported missing, Pic – Topsham PD Facebook
Following a report that missing Topsham teen Matthew Plutchak was seen Tuesday night on Main Street, local police, firefighters and the Maine Warden Service called off a search they launched Wednesday morning.
Topsham police, game wardens and a search dog from the Bath Fire Department searched trails in the area Wednesday morning, but called off the search at about noon after receiving a positive confirmation that someone saw Plutchak on Main Street at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
UPDATE II:Topsham Police Department – Facebook.
There is not much progress to report tonight in the Matthew Plutchak missing person case. The case is still actively being investigated, but it appears there are people out there who may have information about Matthew’s whereabouts that are refusing to cooperate beyond saying he is fine and will return home at some point. This is an active missing persons case, anyone who has any information is asked once again to contact the Topsham Police, 207-725-4337.
Topsham police say a missing teen is now considered a runaway after they learned he was staying with friends in the Bath area.
Police said police had been looking for 16-year-old Matthew Plutchak, who was last seen Tuesday night.
Topsham police said with the help of Bath police, they have located three separate addresses in Bath where Plutchak has been staying.
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Matthew Plutchak, please call Topsham Police at 207-725-4337.
15 Year Old Shelby Reece Rohn Missing Since 4/27/14 in Wendell, ID … Believed to be With Rusty Ray Davis
15 year old Shelby Reece Rohn has been missing since April 27, 2014 from Wendell, Idaho. The Gooding County sheriff’s office believe the teen ran off with 18 year old Rusty Ray Davis of Wendell. Davis is wanted on a current charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor.
Shelby Reece Rohn
Rohn has long, red hair and blue eyes and is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds, Nunnally said. She was last seen wearing a blue Boise State University hooded sweat shirt.
Police believe Rohn may have fled with 18-year-old Rusty Ray Davis of Wendell. Davis is wanted on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor, Nunnally said. Davis has brown hair and eyes. He’s described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds.
With Rusty Ray Davis
If anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of either Shelby Reece Rohn or Rusty Ray Davis is asked to call the Gooding County Sheriff’s Office at 208-934-4421.
15 year old Ava Reinhard has been missing since April 23, 2014 in Greenwood Village, Colorado. The 15 year old sophomore at Cherry Creek High School and was last seen April 23 at about 8:30 a.m with two young men that go by the names “Ghost” and “Juice.” Police believe that she may be a run away.
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Ava Reinhard, 15, is a sophomore at Cherry Creek High School and was last seen April 23 at about 8:30 a.m., said the Greenwood Village Police Department.
Detectives described Reinhard as 5-foot-7, approximately 135 pounds, long blonde hair and blue eyes.
She was last seen wearing black yoga pants, a black T-shirt, black canvas shoes and possibly a read, yellow and green beanie-style hat.
UPDATE I: New Info from the Denver RTD security team: Ava’s hair may now be dyed purple over blue. Please be on the lookout for her in Denver still! She was spotted at 6th and Federal yesterday.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact authorities at 303-773-2525.
17 Year Old Miekayla Elva Wojciechowski Missing Since 4/17/14 in Brandon, SD (Update: Teen Found Safe in Pipestone, MN)
17 year old Miekayla Elva Wojciechowski has been missing since April 17, 2014 in Brandon, South Dakota. The missing teen was last seen running on foot away from her home on April 17. It is being reported that she may be be with 17-year old Blake Austin Schroeder.
Wojciechowski is about 5 feet tall and weighs around 113 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Wojciechowski may be with 17-year-old Blake Austin Schroeder.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Brandon Police 605-582-6125.
Brandon Police say they have found Miekayla Wojciechowski in Pipestone, MN.
Brandon Police are asking for your help finding a missing teen. 17-year-old Miekayla Wojciechowski ran away from home April 17.
Brandon Police say she ran away after arguing with her parents. The mother of the missing teen wants to see her daughter home soon, and she isn’t happy with how police have handled the situation.
“The police department just isn’t concerned. I’m at my wits end. I don’t know. I sit here and cry because I want to know where my daughter is at, but I ain’t getting any help,” Dawn Wojciechowski said.
Brandon Police say that the 17-year-old has a history of running away from home, which factored into their decision not to notify the public sooner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.