Laura McComb and Her Two Children, 6 Year Old Andrew McComb & 4 Year Old Leighton McComb Missing Since Memorial Day Weekend in Wimberly, TX
BEYOND TRAGIC … MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN STILL MISSING AND PRESUMED DEAD …
Laura McComb and her two children, 6 year old Andrew McComb and 4 year old Leighton McComb are still missing following the massive floods that hit Texas over the Memorial Day weekend. They were among 12 people who went missing as the vacation home in Wimberly, Texas, was ripped from its foundation in the rapid flood waters of the Blanco River (VIDEO). Jonathan McComb, was pulled from the floodwaters and taken to a San Antonio hospital for treatment. The McCombs were with Ralph and Sue Carey along with their daughter, Michelle Charba, her husband Randy and their 4-year-old son, Will. All are still missing. Say a prayer for the missing and their family.
Jonathan McComb was rescued on the bank of the Blanco River, but his wife, Laura McComb, and two children,
in addition to others who were in a house that was swept away, remain missing. (Image source: KVUE-TV)
UPDATE I: Laura McComb Salled Her Sister and said, ‘I Love You, and Pray’ While Inside the House Floating Down the Blanco River Called Her Sister Before It Hit Bridge.
Missing mom’s sister Julie Shields says, “I think recognizing with what’s happening with the weather, we all know and we have accepted that they’re gone.”
Julie Shields said she was on the phone with her sister, Laura, when their cabin was swept away.
“We are floating in a house that is now floating down the river,” Laura told Shields on the phone. “Call mom and dad. I love you, and pray.”
Those were the last words Shields had with her sister.
“My sister will always be my sister,” Shields added.
The conversation ended when Laura thought she saw a light from a helicopter that was there to rescue them.
“And I just expected to go to Wimberley High School the next day and find her,” said Shields. “When she wasn’t there, I knew something was very, very wrong.”
The Body of Missing 43 Year Old Michelle Carey-Charba Found Following Texas Floods on Memorial Day Weekend
Sad new in the case of missing 43 year old Michelle Carey-Charba, who was one of 8 people swept away in Central Texas as a result if the raging flood waters over Memorial Day weekend. . A body was identified on Wednesday as Michelle Carey-Charba.
Michelle Carey-Charba and her son, William, went missing during flash flooding in Wimberley, Texas,
over the Memorial Day weekend. Carey-Charba’s body was found and identified Wednesday.
A body was identified Wednesday as one of the eight people swept away when their vacation home in Central Texas was lost amid raging floodwaters over the Memorial Day weekend.
The discovery of 43-year-old Michelle Carey-Charba came as her family told NBC News that they were still holding out hope for the safe recovery of all of the missing who had been inside the home.
A ninth person — family friend Jonathan McComb — was found alive Sunday after being carried several miles away from where the house once stood in the small tourist town of Wimberley. He was being treated in the hospital for a collapsed lung, a broken sternum and broken ribs, his family said.
McComb’s wife, Laura, and their two children, Andrew, 6, and Leighton, 4, were also in the home and are still missing, along with Carey-Charba’s husband, Randy Charba, their 4-year-old son, Will, and her parents, Ralph and Sue Carey.
Searchers made a grim discovery in the Blanco River Wednesday when thebody of a boy was found in the river in Hays County, the city of San Marcos said in a statement Wednesday evening.
The child’s age and identity have not been determined, and it is unknown whether he is on a list of those known missing, or another victim not previously reported missing, the city said.
Carey-Charba’s brother-in-law, Alan Daniel, said Wednesday that the search isn’t over: “We’re not going to stop looking until we’ve found them.”
Authorities said at least 23 people were killed and another 11 were missing after a series of storms pummeled Texas and Oklahoma,causing historic flooding in a region that had been crippled by severe drought.
The Careys own the home in Wimberley, where the Blanco River swelled 28 feet in an hour and a half. The McCombs are family friends, and they were all spending the Memorial Day weekend together.
24 Year Old Abbey Russell Missing Since 4/25/15 in Stillwater, MN (Update: A Body Recovered From St. Croix River)(Update: Found Deceased, Body Identified As Missing Stillwater Woman)
24 year old Abby Russell has been missing since early Saturday morning, April 25, 2015 in Stillwater, Minnesota. Abby was last seen at her house around midnight, near the intersection of Poplar Street and Highway 95 (MAP). She was reported missing 2 a.m. Saturday. The Stillwater police are asking for your help to locate Abby Russell. The missing 24 year old is described as being 5-foot 7-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds and having shoulder-length brown hair and green eyes.
The Stillwater Police Department responded to a report of a missing female in the area of Highway 95 and Poplar Street. The woman, identified as Abby Russell, was last seen at her residence.
She is described as 5 foot-7, 150 lbs., with shoulder-length brown hair and green eyes.
Extensive ground and aerial searches have been conducted since her disappearance was reported.
A sonar search Monday afternoon of the St. Croix River near the Stillwater Marina turned up no sign of Abbey Russell, a 24-year-old Stillwater woman who has been missing since early Saturday.
The area was searched after bloodhounds showed “moderate interest” in it, said Sgt. Jeff Stender of the Stillwater Police Department. Though the lead was not promising they decided to search the area with side-scanning sonar, which provides a relatively clear picture underwater, so the area could be ruled out if the search proves fruitless.
UPDATE II: FACEBOOK – Help Find Abbey Russell
Authorities retrieved a body from the St. Croix River early Saturday afternoon, just north of downtown Stillwater.
According to a press release, both the Washington County Sheriff’s office and the Stillwater Police Department assisted in the recovery.
The body was found in the area where police have been searching for Abbey Russell, a 24-year-old Stillwater woman who hasn’t been seen since last Saturday.
If anyone has any with information regarding her whereabouts, please contact the Stillwater Police Department at 651-351-4900.
Officials have identified the body pulled from the St. Croix River on Saturday as 24-year-old Abbey Russell, the Stillwater woman who’s been missing for a week.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Sunday afternoon, saying that the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office was able to identify the body, which was found in the river just north of downtown Stillwater.
No foul play is suspected in Russell’s death. However, the medical examiner’s full statement has yet to be released, pending a toxicology report.
Two Sisters Missing Since 4/11/15: Leslie Roy & Lee Marie Wright Found Safe in the Upper Peninsula near Crisp Point, MI on Lake Superior … Survived on Girl Scout Cookies & Snow Water
FOUND SAFE AFTER MISSING NEARLY A WEEK …
Leslie Roy and Lee Marie Wright, two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska had been missing for nearly two weeks since April 11, 2015 in Michigan have been found alive in the Upper Peninsula. The two sisters checked out of a motel in Ishpeming on April 11 after visiting relatives and had planned to spend that night in Mackinaw City, a three-hour drive, but didn’t arrive. According to the police, their vehicle became stuck near Crisp Point on Lake Superior, in a remote area of Luce County. The two stayed with the vehicle, which was eventually spotted by a search helicopter Friday afternoon. Roy and Wright were found about 2:20 p.m. EDT while State Police were conducting an air search in a remote area of northern Luce County near Crisp Point on Lake Superior.
State police Sgt. Brent Rosten describes Leslie Roy and Lee Marie Wright as a “little weak” but “alive and well.”
Police say their vehicle became stuck near Crisp Point on Lake Superior, in a remote area of Luce County. There is a lighthouse there. The sisters stayed with the vehicle, which was spotted Friday by a helicopter.
Roy and Wright have been missing since April 11 when they checked out of a motel in Ishpeming after visiting relatives. They had planned to spend that night in Mackinaw City, a three-hour drive to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Sgt. Kevin Dowling of the Michigan State Police said the women were “alive and well and in good condition.’’
The pair survived on cheese puffs and eight boxes of Girl Scout cookies, as well as snow for water, according to the Grand Rapids Press.
Leslie Roy, 52, of Valley and Lee Wright, 56, of Depew, Oklahoma, checked out of an Ishpeming motel April 11, ate breakfast and then bought gas for their 2010 white Ford Explorer.
7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Devastates Nepal … Killing More than 1,000 People (Update: More Than 1,900 Killed in Quake)(Update: Death Toll More Than 3,700)(Update: Nepal Death Toll at 5,045 Deaths)
7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Nepal …
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake has stuck Nepal in an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara. The government is reporting that nearly 700 people have died from the massive earthquake; however, the numbers are sadly expected top rise. The earthquake is the worst one in Nepal in 81 years as it toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.
Nearly 1,000 are known to have died in a powerful earthquake in Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say.
The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said.
Tremors were felt across the region, with further loss of life in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest.
The government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas.
A national police spokesman told the BBC that 970 people had died in the quake, and that more than 1,700 had been injured. At least 539 people were killed in the Kathmandu valley, he added.
Nepali Information Minister Minendra Rijal said there had been “massive damage” at the epicentre, from where little information is emerging.
A massive earthquake near the capital of Nepal killed at least 1,457 people today as it collapsed temples and triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest.
The magnitude-7.8 quake hit about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu just before noon local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The death toll, estimated by the Nepalese Army, was expected to rise, said officials.
Another 1,055 were injured, said the country’s finance minister, Ram Sharan Mahat. It’s the worst earthquake in Nepal in over 80 years, according to the Associated Press.
A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,000 people, toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.
There were reports of devastation in outlying, isolated mountainous areas after the midday quake of magnitude 7.9, Nepal’s worst in 81 years, centered 50 miles (80 km) east of the second city, Pokhara.
As fears grew of a humanitarian disaster in the impoverished Himalayan nation of 28 million, an overwhelmed government appealed for foreign help. India was first to respond by sending in military aircraft with medical equipment and relief teams.
A police official said the death toll in Nepal alone had reached 1,130, more than half of them in the Kathmandu Valley. A further 36 fatalities were reported in northern India, 12 in Chinese Tibet and four in Bangladesh.
A powerful earthquake in Nepal sparked a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest on Saturday, killing at least eight people at the base camp.
The base camp is where journalists, climbers and their families gather and get news to the world about developments at Everest, the world’s highest mountain above sea level.
At least one team of climbers on Everest appears to be safe after a few hours of anguish in which the expedition leader asked for prayers on social media in the wake of the massive earthquake in Nepal.
UPDATE IV: The Guardian – Nepal earthquake: death toll exceeds a thousand – live updates.
- More than 1,000 people have been reported dead after a huge 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal
- The country’s deputy prime minister, Bamdev Gautam, has declared a state of emergency and appealed for humanitarian assistance across the region.
- 18 climbers were found dead on Mount Everest after the tremor triggered an avalanche. Many more are trapped.
- The total death toll has risen quickly throughout the day, and is now thought to include at least 634 in the Kathmandu Valley and 300 more in the capital.
- 36 people have also been reported dead India, 12 in China, four in Bangladesh and six in Tibet.
- The quake caused dozens of buildings in Kathmandu to collapse, including the historic Dharahara Tower.
At nightfall, Nepal’s capital became a tent city, as thousands of residents displaced by Saturday’s devastating earthquake stayed in their dark gardens and out on the cracked streets and lanes, afraid to go back inside because of waves of aftershocks, including a powerful jolt Sunday that the U.S. Geological Survey said measured 6.7 magnitude and which sent people fleeing for open ground and safety.
It had been a pleasant Saturday morning, with families just sitting down to lunch and tourists thronging to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square when the temblor hit, a horrible rocking motion that seemed to go on without end. The quake was ultimately felt across South Asia — in Lahore, in New Delhi, in Dhaka. Snow avalanched down Mount Everest. Buildings fell, mud-joined huts collapsed. By the end of the night, more than 1,900 lay dead, Nepalese officials said, with countless more injured.
Rescue workers raced to reach remote rural villages in Nepal Monday as the official death toll from a devastating earthquake rose past 3,700 and threatened to climb.
Nepal police said in a statement Monday that the country’s death toll had risen to 3,617 people. That number does not include the 18 people confirmed dead in an avalanche that swept through the Mount Everest base camp in the wake of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake. Another 61 people were killed in neighboring India. China reported that 20 people had died in Tibet.
Reports received so far by the government and aid groups suggest that many communities perched on mountainsides are devastated or struggling to cope. Udav Prashad Timalsina, the top official for the Gorkha district, near the epicenter of Saturday’s quake, said he was in desperate need of help.
“There are people who are not getting food and shelter. I’ve had reports of villages where 70 percent of the houses have been destroyed,” he said.
The death toll in Nepal from the earthquake that struck two days ago has risen to 3,726, Nepalese police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam said Monday.
As the death toll from Nepal’s worst earthquake in decades surged past 3,400 on Monday, big questions remained about the scale of the devastation in rural areas.
The destruction in Kathmandu, the capital, is stark: Revered temples reduced to rubble, people buried in the wreckage of their homes, hospitals short on medical supplies overflowing with patients. Serious damage is also reported in villages in the surrounding valley.
But farther out across Nepal’s rugged landscape — closer to the epicenter of the 7.8 magnitude quake that struck Saturday — the situation is worryingly murky.
The official death toll from Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal has increased.
Nepal police late Wednesday reported 5,045 deaths had occurred in Nepal.
It also said more than 10,100 people had been injured and 7,400 of them remained hospitalized.
In addition, 19 people were killed on Mount Everest, 61 people were killed in India and China reported 25 deaths in Tibet.
26 Year Old Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado Missing Since 4/16/15 in Provo, UT (Update: Unknown If Body in Suitcase Is Missing Utah Woman)(Update: Body Found Not Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado)
26 year old Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado has been missing since April 16, 2015 in Provo, Utah. She was last seen walking home Thursday, April 16 from the Nomen Global Language School at 384 W. Center St.; however, failed to report to work last week or return to her Provo apartment. The police have stated that Salgado’s phone has been turned off and there hasn’t been any credit card activity since Thursday.
Laguna-Salgado, 26, was last seen walking home April 16 from the Nomen Global Language School at 384 W. Center St. Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for the woman, who failed to report to work last week or return to her Provo apartment.
Laguna-Salgado is a returned Mormon missionary who has only been living in the area for about a month, Villalobos said. Family members told police they have not been able to make contact with her.
Her only relative in the area is an uncle, as her parents are in Mexico, according to the page.
“No ones knows where she is or even has a clue of where she could be,” a post to the page reads.
Laguna-Salgado is described as 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-5, 120-130 pounds, with long black hair and brown eyes.
When last seen, she was wearing a denim jacket, blue jeans, black or brown knee-high boots, and was carrying a denim hand bag with red straps.
On Thursday friends, family and complete strangers came together in Provo to search for 26-year-old Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado. She has been missing since Thursday, April 16th.
“This is really really hard for me because I live very close to here I never thought it was going to happen here. Never,” said Rudemberdh Salgado, Elizabeth’s Uncle.
Volunteers scour the banks and crouch under bridges along the Provo River, hoping to find any signs of Salgado.
Provo police and family members were ramping up efforts Thursday to find a missing woman, and her uncle fears she was taken against her will.
“I believe somebody took her by force,” Rudemberth Salgado said of his 26-year-old niece Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado.
Salgado said his niece isn’t the type of person to leave or lose contact with family, and she left important items behind.
“Her passport is in her apartment and all her stuff is in her apartment,” he said.
Provo Police Department is requesting additional assistance from the public in the investigation of the missing person, Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado.
We have scheduled a volunteer search party for Saturday, April 25th at 09:00 a.m. We will meet at the Covey Center parking lot, 100 S 450 W. Any volunteers wishing to participate will be subject to a background check and will need to produce valid photo identification
On Thursday night, a body that was too badly decomposed to immediately confirm its age or sex was found in a suitcase along Interstate 80 near the Saltair Resort on the shore of the Great Salt Lake.
A state transportation crew found human remains in a suitcase Thursday along a highway near Salt Lake City, Utah, authorities said, stressing that it was too early to know whether the remains were those of Elizabeth Elena Salgado, the Provo woman who’s been the subject of a national missing persons alert since last week.
The state Transportation Department said the crew was installing a cable barrier along Interstate 80 near the Saltair Resort on the shore of the Great Salt Lake when a worker spotted the suitcase about 2:45 p.m. (4:45 p.m. ET). The worker called the state Highway Patrol and discovered the body inside when the trooper arrived.
Human remains were located in a suitcase along a freeway Thursday, the Utah Highway Patrol reported.
The remains were located by Utah Department of Transportation workers on I-80 near the Saltair resort just before 3 p.m. The large suitcase was reportedly in a ravine off of the shoulder and not visible from the road.
Provo police confirmed Thursday evening that they are working with investigators in the case, but did not know yet whether the body could be missing Provo woman Elizabeth “Elena” Laguna Salgado.
Provo Police Chief John King said his officers are working with investigators to gather more information.
“We don’t know much about the body’s age, gender or anything like that,” said UHP Lt. Jared Garcia. “We need to secure the evidence, process the crime scene, take care of that part of it.”
Provo police determined the body was not Elizabeth “Elena” Laguna Salgado, who was last seen on April 16. The 26-year-old vanished while walking home from an afternoon class at the Nomen Global Language School in Provo, where she was studying English.
“All last night I couldn’t sleep thinking this was my daughter,” her father, Julio Laguna Ozuna, told Good4Utah. “We prayed and have been fasting, praying to our heavenly father. “I feel relieved and have new found strength to continue looking for my daughter.”
There are signs the body found Thursday in a ravine along Interstate 80 is that of Susana Villalvazo, but investigators are awaiting test results before making a final determination, Lt. Justin Hoyal of Utah’s Unified Police Department said Saturday.
His department was contacted by Las Vegas police after the body was described as that of a middle-aged woman who had a mastectomy and a wrist tattoo of a pink breast cancer ribbon, Hoyal said. When the 46-year-old Villalvazo went missing last November, Las Vegas police said she was missing a breast and had a pink-ribbon tattoo on a wrist.
“Obviously, there are close similarities between the two. But we’ll have to wait until we get lab testing results for 100 percent certainty,” Hoyal told The Associated Press. “We’re hoping within the next several weeks to have that finalized.”
The body was so badly decomposed that investigators could need DNA testing or dental records to establish the identity, he added.
Villalvazo and her stepfather, Samuel Teran, 75, were reported missing under suspicious circumstances from their family’s Las Vegas home on Nov. 5. Two days later, Teran shot himself in the head after police stopped his SUV outside a fast-food restaurant in North Las Vegas. He later died in a hospital.
The two were believed to be traveling together in the SUV earlier, and family members said they did not get along.
Villalvazo’s cousin, Juan Villasenor, said he was surprised it took so long to find the body because the suitcase was dropped along a busy interstate.
A month after Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado disappeared while walking from school in downtown Provo to her apartment, her family is getting increasingly desperate to find the young woman.
So far, no trace of the 26-year-old has turned up despite searches by police and scores of volunteers, an offer of a $15,000 reward and pleas for information from Laguna-Salgado’s loved ones and others, including Elizabeth and Ed Smart.
In an email sent Wednesday, the missing woman’s sister, Sara Yazmin Laguna-Salgado, who lives in the family’s hometown of Chiapas, Mexico, said, “Please help us, the situation is killing us, we have so much pain.”
UPDATE VII: Provo Police Department (Facebook)
We would like to update the community on the search for Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado. The following is a list of investigative efforts that have been completed up to this point. It is important to note, that the following list is not all-inclusive as we cannot release all investigative measures without compromising some portion of the investigation. We would like the community to know however, that certain investigative measures were not listed below in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation and to protect Elena.
1. Obtained information on the Noman Language School, including classmates and instructors.
2. Interviewed students/instructors at the school.
3. Searched the route Elena took to and from school, (from 100 N 400 W to 1800 N 450 W) including homes, yards, and local business locations.
4. Searched the route for possible video systems.
5. Put up and passed out flyers along the same route.
30. The Provo Police Dept. has contacted and received assistance from the following agencies:
The Attorney General’s Office
Salt Lake City PD
Utah County Sheriff’s Office
Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office
US Marshalls Office
Utah County Attorney’s Office
Utah Highway Patrol
31. The Provo Crime analyst is currently working with the SIAC crime analyst network for the western US following intel and possible matches to this incident.
32. Currently there are 30 members of the Provo Police Department actively working this case. As of this date, over 3500 hours have been dedicated toward finding Elizabeth.
33. As of 5/13/15, the Provo Police Dept. has followed up on over 118 tips from concerned citizens.
If anyone has any information about Laguna-Salgado is asked to call Provo police at 801-852-6210.
20 Year Old University of Colorado Student Berry Tyler Allen Missing Since 4/14/15 in Boulder, CO (Update: Found Safe)
20 year old Berry Tyler Allen, a University of Colorado student, has been missing since April 14, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Tyler was reported missing by his parents on Saturday; however, he has not been seen on Thursday, April 11 and last heard from on April 16 when he sent a text message to his friends, according to Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel.
Berry Tyler Allen was reported missing by his parents Saturday. He was last seen April 11 and texted with friends Thursday. He has not been seen or heard from since. He doesn’t own a vehicle or a bicycle.
Allen is described as a 140-pound white man with blond hair and blue eyes.
Allen goes by “Tyler,” and was last heard from on Thursday, April 16, at 1:57 p.m. in a text message to one of his roommates: “Oh, I’m alright, spent one night with a friend and one all nighter at [Norlin] library.” That text explained his whereabouts on Tuesday and Wednesday, and was traced by Allen’s phone service provider to the area around Folsom Field on the CU campus. He was last seen by roommates on Tuesday the 14th, according to his parents.
Allen’s parents, Berry and Sheryl Allen, said that he swiped his Buff Onecard into Macky Auditorium’s main entrance on Sunday, April 12th, but did not get in; he does not have access to the building on his card. Allen is in CU’s University Choir and has a class in Mackey. He attended choir practice on the night of April 13, according to his parents.
Allen is a communications major who transferred to CU in January from Clemson University in South Carolina. He is a second-year student and lives off campus.
Correction: The trail search is meeting tomorrow at 9:30 at the base of the chitaqua trail not 8:30 as previously posted. Thank you all so much for your concern and hope you can join in. We all pray that Tyler will be found safe and well. ?#?FindTylerNow?
UPDATE II: Search continues for missing CU student.
“We got a phone call last Saturday from his roommates that he hasn’t been seen in quite a while,” Sheryl Allen said. “It’s a call no parent wants to hear. It’s a call no one wants to ever receive.”
“He took his guitar, his laptop and a backpack. That is all that is missing from his room, no clothes,” she said. “We’re concerned. He meant to go somewhere temporarily and something happened.”
The Allens have been putting flyers up on buildings around campus. They are following his class schedule and talking to his classmates. They have created a Facebook page called “Find Tyler Now.”
Kim Kobel is the spokesperson for the Boulder Police Department. She says that detectives are working every possibility, but they do need more leads.
FACEBOOK: University of Colorado – Boulder
On Wednesday, there will be an organized search focusing on a popular hiking trail at Chautauqua park.
The Allens flew in from Chicago on Monday, six days after their son was last seen.
Allen attended a choir class April 14 but hasn’t been seen since. On Thursday, he texted his roommates to tell them he had stayed at a friends place and pulled an all-nighter at the library. That was the last anyone heard from Allen. But while canvasing Tuesday, the Allens got their first potential break.
Boulder police ask anyone with information on Allen’s whereabouts to contact Detective Sarah Cantu at 303-441-4328. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776.
UPDATE IV: Berry Tyler Allen Found Safe.
A CU Boulder student who was reported missing over a week ago has been found and is safe, according to reports from his family.
Allen’s family told FOX31 Denver sister station WGN that the 20-year-old had been found on Sunday morning. A Facebook post to the page of a group dedicated to searching for Allen echoed the good news.
Ksenia Quiros, 46 Year Old Mother Of Air Force Academy Cadet Who Died Mysteriously Goes Missing on 4/15/15 in Colorado Springs, CO (Update: Body Found in Cheyenne Canon)
Simply heartbreaking …
Ksenia Quiros, the mother of 21 year old Cadet 1st Class Alexandre Quiros who died mysteriously at the Air Force Academy, went missing on April 15, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. According to her husband, Ksenia Quiros went missing Wednesday morning and their family’s truck, a 1998 red Dodge Ram, was found at an open space on the southwest side of town. Ksenia Quiros is described as 44, 5-foot-2, 110 pounds with blue eyes.
The mother of an Air Force Academy cadet who died under mysterious circumstances has gone missing, according to her husband.
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is still investigating the death of 21-year-old Cadet 1st Class Alexandre Quiros. He was found injured in a dorm room on campus and later died on April 2. The cause of his death hasn’t been made public but it’s not a criminal investigation.
Now Quiros’ mother, Ksenia Quiros, has disappeared. Her husband told KKTV, the CBS station in Colorado Springs, his wife went missing Wednesday morning. Her family’s truck, a 1998 red Dodge Ram, was found at an open space on the southwest side of town but dogs lost her scent during a search.
UPDATE I: New focus for search for missing mom.
The Colorado Spring Fire Department and other agencies have spent two days searching for the mom of a deceased Air Force Academy cadet, but there is still no sign of her.
At a media briefing Friday afternoon, crews said they are now focusing on the west side of the Stratton Open Space. A witness reported seeing the woman “alive and well” an Arroyo Grande Trail Wednesday.
Multi Mission Aircraft with infrared technology and Civil Air Patrol joined the search Friday. Fire Chief Chris Riley said weather conditions had prevented them from using air crews before then. On Thursday, firefighters, motorcycles, brush trucks and heavy rescue teams were part of the search.
If you know anything about her whereabouts, call Colorado Springs Police at (719) 444-7000.
On the fourth day of searching for a missing woman, volunteers made a grisly discovery in Cheyenne Canon.
Capt. Steve Oswald with the Colorado Springs Fire Department said it was a member of a citizen search party who spotted a woman’s body in a rugged, steep area not far from the Gold Camp Reservoir.
All indications point to the deceased being Ksenia Quiros, Oswald said, though the official confirmation won’t come until an autopsy is completed.
It was the outcome the community was praying wouldn’t come for a family now twice hit by tragedy, starting with the untimely death of their 19-year-old son. On April 2, Air Force Academy Cadet 1st Class Alexandre Quiros passed away after being found in his dorm room with unspecified injuries. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is now investigating the cause of death, but say it’s not a criminal investigation.
29 Year Old Denise Huskins Missing Since 3/23/15 in Vallejo, CA … Possible Abduction/Kidnap for Ransom (Update: Police Searching Mare Island Waterfront)(Update: Found Safe in Huntington Beach, CA)
29 year old Denise Huskins has been missing since Monday, March 23, 2015 in Vallejo, CA. According to reports, Denise Huskins was kidnapped from the home of her boyfriend, 30 year old Aaron Quinn. Huskins was reported missing from the 500 block of Kirkland Avenue on Mare Island at about 1:55 PM. The boyfriend told police “a ransom demand was communicated” during her abduction. However, according to the police, Denice Huskins was abducted sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. on Monday but her boyfriend didn’t tell police until almost 2 PM. A vehicle taken from the home and found later in the city is also under Quinn’s name. Huskins is 5’7″ and weighs 150 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes, police said. The FBI has joined the investigation into missing Denise Huskins. Aaron Quinn is reportedly not considered a suspect.
At some point during 29-year-old Denise Huskins’ kidnapping Monday in Vallejo, her boyfriend was given a ransom demand, police said a day later.
The woman, a physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente, was reported missing about 12 hours after her boyfriend told police that he saw her being “forcibly taken against her will” and spirited away, Vallejo police officials said Tuesday.
Quinn and Huskins are physical therapists at Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, police said. Huskins hails from Huntington Beach but has been living in her own place in Vallejo for about the last year, police said.
The 500 block of Kirkland Avenue, where Huskins was abducted, was blocked off by police tape and a command vehicle idled nearby Tuesday morning.
Hmm, so Denise Huskins is allegedly abducted sometime between midnight and 5 AM as witnessed by her alleged boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, and he does not contact police of his kidnapping until about 2PM. REALLY? The authorities are stating that Quinn is not considered a suspect. REALLY? Or are they just saying this in order to get his cooperation. I am not sure what kind of boyfriend material waits that long to contact the police when your girl friend is abducted.
A ransom demand was received for a 30-year-old Vallejo woman who was forcibly taken from her Mare Island home by an unknown abductor, Vallejo police said Tuesday.
Vallejo police Lt. Kenny Park said investigators got a call from a man who lives with Denise Huskins reporting she had been abducted.
“All I can tell you is there was a ransom demand,” said Park, who would not divulge whether it was a written or verbal demand for cash.
In the search for a kidnapped Vallejo woman, crews have focused on Mare Island and the surrounding area. Crews are using sonar along the Mare Island waterfront to help in the search for Denise Huskins.
The 30-year-old woman was last seen Monday morning, when a man told police Huskins was abducted from their Vallejo home.
More than 100 trained search personnel spent Tuesday near Mare Island. Investigators say there was no specific tip that led them to the area, they focused there because of its proximity to where Huskins went missing.
The search of a missing woman police say was kidnapped and being held for ransom is now centered on a section of the Mare Island waterfront.
Search dogs hinted at an area that could be related to Denise Huskins’ alleged kidnapping. Sonar has been deployed in the area, and divers could go into the water on Wednesday.
“The intention is for the dive team to go into the water, and discover or I should say to look at what this object they’ve discovered to be, and at this point we have no idea what that is,” said Lt. Kenny Park.
If anyone has any information regarding Huskins’ location and welfare, please contact the Vallejo Police Department Detective Division at 707-648-4524.
Denise Huskins, who was reported kidnapped two days ago in Vallejo, California, has been found safe more than 400 miles away, authorities and her father said Wednesday.
Huskins’ boyfriend Monday afternoon called police and said she had been abducted that morning from his home in the Bay Area. About 48 hours later, she was located an hour south of Los Angeles.
Officers from the Huntington Beach Police Department found Huskins at her father’s apartment complex, department spokeswoman Jennifer Marlatt told reporters.
Huskins, 29, is in good condition and had no apparent injuries, Marlatt said. Huskins left with police to meet several family members.
Investigators in Vallejo are traveling to interview a woman who was reportedly kidnapped from her boyfriend’s home, held for ransom, then found safe Wednesday, 420 miles south in Huntington Beach, authorities said.
Denise Huskins, 29, was found in “good condition” at a relative’s house, said Huntington Beach police Officer Jennifer Marlatt.
Vallejo police said Wednesday afternoon that they are continuing to investigate the case as a kidnap-for-ransom.
“We’re confident we’re going to be able to piece this puzzle together and get a better picture of what really occurred once we speak to Ms. Huskins,” Vallejo Police Department spokesman Lt. Kenny Park said.
“There’s nobody that’s a person of interest at this point. Everyone is.”
Breaking: Germanwings A320 Flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf Crashes in French Alps … 144 Passengers & 6 Crew Feared Dead (Update French President Says Likely No Survivors)
A Germanwings Flight 4U9525, Airbus A320 crash in French Alps near Digne, with 150 people on board, 144 passengers and 6 crew members. Germanwings is a low-cost, economy airline subsidiary of Lufthansa Airlines. Flight 4U9525 was traveling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. According to sources quoted by AFP news agency, the plane had issued a distress call at 10:47 (09:47 GMT), 5:47 ET. According to the flight tracking website Flightradar24, Germanwings Flight 4U9525 climbed to 38,000 feet before it started to descend, and the signal was lost at 6,800 feet. The A320 disappeared off the radar before crashing near Digne-les-Bains.
An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in southern France on Tuesday and all 148 on board were feared dead.
French President Francois Hollande said he believed none of those on board had survived.
“There were 148 people on board,” Hollande said. “The conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there are no survivors.”
- A Germanwings Airbus A320 has crashed in French Alps near Digne, with 148 people on board
- Flight 4U 9525 was travelling between Barcelona and Duesseldorf
- French President Francois Hollande said he believed none of those on board had survived
- Cologne-based Germanwings says it was aware of reports
- The low-cost airline owned by giant German carrier Lufthansa
French President Francois Hollande has expressed his “solidarity and condolences” with Germany in phone call to Angela Merke.
“I want to express my solidarity to the family of the victims. We do not yet know the identities of the victims. It is a mourning we have to go through because it is a tragedy that has happened on our soil,” he said.
“We do not yet know what has happened to flight 4U 9525. My deepest sympathy goes to the families and friends of our passengers and crew on 4U 9525. If our fears are confirmed, this is a dark day for Lufthansa. We hope to find survivors,” said Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr in the statement.
The Airbus A320, operated by the budget airline Germanwings, was en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf when it vanished from radar screens at 09.39 local time.
Flight GWI18G came down near Prads-Haute-Bléone, between Digne-les-Bains and Barcelonnette, north-west of Monaco. It was flying at just 6,800ft at the time and Bernard Cazeneuve, the French interior minister, said debris had been found at an altitute of 6,500ft.
A distress signal, thought to have been sent by aircraft’s automatically-activated crash position indicator, was picked up at 10.47 local time, showing that the aircraft was “at 5,000ft in an abnormal situation”, said Alain Vidalies, the French transport minister.
UPDATE IV: Why did 9525 plummet from 40,000ft?
The 24 year old plane, built by the French Airbus consortium, transmitted a distress signal at 9.47am local time, with one unconfirmed report saying it was sent out at 6,800 feet.
The distress call, typically transmitted in a general aircraft emergency, did not give any additional information about the type of emergency.
The aircraft was flying at its normal cruising altitude of around 40,000 ft, but within 10 minutes made a staggeringly swift descent to around 6,200 feet.
This points to a major problem with the aircraft, and suggests the two pilots were struggling to control the plummeting aircraft.
This graph from FlightRadar24 shows how the plane lost altitude and speed prior to disappearing from the radar.
UPDATE V: Bodies are being taken to a local village gym, it is being used as a temporary morgue as bodies are being recovered.
UPDATE VI: The crash site is a two and a half hour walk from the nearest settlement, and is inaccessible by land vehicles. Pics from rescue helicopter.
UPDATE VII: French officials said a police helicopter had located the crash site and first items of debris near the small town of Barcelonnette in the Alpes-de-Hautes-Provences.
UPDATE VIII - Total of 150 people on board Germanwings flight
Germanwings has confirmed the number of people on board as 150.
This includes 144 passengers and six cabin crew.