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.

Denise Huskins

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.

UPDATE I: Vallejo Police: Ransom demand received for kidnapped woman.

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.

UPDATE II: Search for missing Vallejo woman focuses on Mare Island area.

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.

UPDATE III: Search Dogs Hint At Area Possibly Related To Missing Vallejo Woman’s Alleged Kidnapping.

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.

UPDATE IV: California woman found safe two days after alleged kidnapping.

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.

UPDATE V: Missing Vallejo woman found safe: ‘Everyone’ is a person of interest.

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.”

VIDEO – BBC

  •  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

Updates and Live reporting from the BBC.

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UPDATE I: French President Francois Hollande Says, ‘Apparently No Survivors’ After Passenger Plane Crashes in France.

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.

UPDATE II:  Lufthansa, which owns Germanwings, released a statement:

“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.

UPDATE III: Airbus A320 crash in the Alps: Francois Hollande says 148 feared dead, no survivors expected.

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.

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Pic – UK Telegraph

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.

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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.

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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.

Search and Rescue Underway for 7 Marines & 4 Soldiers Missing After Army Helicopter Crashes During a Night Training Exercise at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle (Update: Debris Found, Presumed Dead)

There is a search and rescue missing taking place after an Army helicopter crashed last night during a night training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle. According to Andy Bourland, spokesman for Eglin Air Force Base, the Army National Guard helicopter,  a UH-60 Black Hawk, was reported missing around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, and search-and-rescue crews found debris around 2 AM. There were two helicopters involved in the training mission, one returned without incident. The Marines were part of a special operations group based at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and the soldiers were from a Hammond, Louisiana-based National Guard unit. Sadly, this does not look good. Although a search and rescue mission is underway, it appears that all may have died.

Seven Marines and four soldiers were missing early Wednesday after an Army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle.

The area where the crash happened Tuesday night was under a fog advisory. The area was still extremely foggy Wednesday morning, Eglin public affairs specialist Sara Vidoni said.

FOX News:

Search crews in the Florida Panhandle struggled with dense fog Wednesday morning as they tried to find seven Marines and four soldiers missing after their Black Hawk helicopter crashed late Tuesday night during a routine training exercise.

The Army National Guard helicopter– a UH-60 Black Hawk– was reported missing around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, and search-and-rescue crews found debris around 2 a.m., said Andy Bourland, spokesman for Eglin Air Force Base, outside Pensacola.

“At this time all are missing,” Bourland said. A military official said the 11 service members are presumed dead.

Bourland told “Fox & Friends” that debris was found near the Navarre Bridge, which is located on a small strip of land between Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

UPDATE I: 7 Marines, 4 Soldiers Presumed Dead After Helicopter Crash in Florida.

Seven Marines and four soldiers were presumed dead this morning after going missing Tuesday when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a routine night training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, base officials said

The helicopter was reported missing at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and debris was located at about 2 a.m., base officials said in a statement.

Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Andy Bourland told ABC News that it’s unknown whether weather played a factor.

“There was fog. I do not know at this time if it was a contributing factor, but when our search-and-rescue personnel arrived on scene there was very limited visibility,” he said.

UPDATE II: We have been able to confirm these were MARSOC Marines on board the Blackhawk that crashed.

We have been able to confirm these were MARSOC Marines on board the Blackhawk that crashed, but MARSOC spokesmen Capt. Barry Morris said they are not releasing the names of those on board yet.

There was some debris found around 2:30 Wednesday morning, but none of the seven missing marines or four Louisiana-based missing soldiers have been found.

32 Year Old Kimberly Rouland Missing Since 2/9/15 in Arcadia, NY

32 year old Kimberly Rouland has been missing since February 9, 2015 in Arcadia, New York.  Rouland is described as approximately 5-foot-4, about 140 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes. According to authorities, Kimberly Rouland was last seen walking from the trailer park where she lived in the Wayne County town of Arcadia, 25 mile southeast of Rochester. The police say that the mother of three disappeared under suspicious conditions. Her husband, 38 year old Thomas Rouland, has provided “no assistance” to the police after reporting her missing. That is never a good sign.

Kimberly Rouland

Kimberly Rouland

Authorities say Kimberly Rouland was last seen walking from the trailer park where she lived in the Wayne County town of Arcadia, 25 mile southeast of Rochester.

State police and other law enforcement agencies resumed searching Tuesday morning in wooded areas and apple orchards outside the neighboring village of Newark. Local media report Rouland’s estranged husband told police he last saw her on Feb. 9.

Troopers say the mother of three disappeared under suspicious conditions. Searches by multiple law enforcement agencies and interviews with neighbors and relatives have so far turned up no sign of Rouland.

UPDATE I: ‘Massive’ search for missing Wayne County woman underway; more than 80 officers involved.

More than 80 officers and a dozen K-9 dogs from multiple agencies have begun a new, “massive” search for a woman who went missing last month.

State police, Newark, N.Y. police, the state Department of Envionmental Conservation and members of Cayuga County Search and Rescue began the upgraded search for 32-year-old Kimberly Rouland this morning, WHEC in Rochester reported.

Their search will focus on three particular spots near her home at the Forest County Trailer Park on Fairville-Maple Ridge Road, which includes wooded areas and apple orchards. Her estranged husband, Thomas Rouland, told police she told him she had to take “care of some personal business” and “she would be right back,” the Greece Post reported.

If anyone has any information regarding Kimberly Rouland, please contact either state police in Lyons at 315-946-3040, state police in Canandaigua at 585-398-4100 or the Wayne County 911 Center at 315-946-9711.

16 Year Old Christine Ji Woo Kang Missing Since 1/2/15 from Scarsdale, NY (Update: Found Safe in Manhattan, NY)

16 year old Christine Ji Woo Kang has been missing since Friday, January 2, 2015 from Scarsdale, New York. The teen disappeared from her home at 12 Robin Hill Road in Scarsdale around 8:30 p.m. after getting into an argument with her parents. She has a history of leaving her residence under similar circumstances but has always returned home. According to authorities, the Edgemont High School junior was last seen wearing a mint green flannel shirt, white pajama pants with a pink and green snowflake design and UGG boots; however, left home without a cell phone, money or jacket.

Christine Ji Woo Kang

Christine Ji Woo Kang, 16, disappeared from her home at 12 Robin Hill Road in Scarsdale around 8:30 p.m. Friday after getting into an argument with her parents, police said.

Kang is 5’6? tall and weighs around 120 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

The Edgemont High School junior was last seen wearing a mint green flannel shirt, white pajama pants with a pink and green snowflake design and UGG boots, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported.

She left her home without a cell phone, money or jacket, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Surveillance video captures Christine Ji Woo Kang boarding a Grand Central Station-bound train
that left Scarsdale on Jan. 3, 2015. (Photo: Provided by Greenburgh police)

UPDATE I: Missing teen Christine Ji Woo Kang seen on train.

Christine Ji Woo Kang was seen standing on a Scarsdale train platform and then boarding a train bound for Grand Central Terminal around 10:18 p.m., police said. They are working with Metropolitan Transportation Authority police on where she disembarked from the train, Greenburgh police Capt. Brian Ryan said Monday night.

UPDATE II: Missing teen Christine Ji Woo Kang last seen in Manhattan.

Police have confirmed missing Edgemont 16-year-old Christine Ji Woo Kang made it to Manhattan after boarding a Metro-North train in Scarsdale on Friday night.

Kang can be seen on surveillance video leaving Grand Central Terminal via the Lexington Avenue exit at about 11 p.m., Greenburgh police Lt. Michael D’Alessio said.

However, there have been no confirmed sightings of the high school junior since then – and she has yet to contact her family, he said Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATE III: Searchers comb NYC for Christine Ji Woo Kang.

More than 200 people spread out over a 10-block radius around Grand Central Terminal on Saturday, searching for missing Edgemont teen Christine Ji Woo Kang.

The search was the biggest coordinated effort since Kang left her Robin Hill Road home Jan. 2 following an argument with her parents.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Christine Ji Woo Kang, please contact the Greenburgh police at 914-989-1700.

UPDATE IV: Missing Pajama-Clad Teenager Found Safe in NYC.

A missing teenager who left her Westchester home more than a week ago wearing only pajamas was found Sunday in Manhattan, police said.

The teenager, 16-year-old Ji Woo “Christine” Kang, was located at about 7:45 p.m. at St. Agnes Church on East 43rd Street.

She was safe and in the custody of MTA police, Greenburgh Police Chief Chris McNerney said.

Confirmed, Debris & Bodies Found in Java Sea is That of Missing AirAsia Flight 8501

CONFIRMED …

The debris found floating in the Java Sea has been confirmed that of missing AirAsia Flight 8501 that lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday. At least 40 bodies and numerous pieces of debris were located in the Java Sea about 6 miles from the plane’s last known point of contact. The AirAsia plane went missing on Sunday in bad weather after the pilot had requested to deviate from flight plan. The plane carried 162 passengers, 18 of which were children. Sadly, all on board are most likely deceased.

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At least 40 bodies have been found in the area where AirAsia Flight 8501 last made contact with air traffic controllers, along with debris from the plane.

The bodies were found in the Java Sea about six miles from the plane’s last known point of contact. The plane disappeared Sunday with 162 people on board traveling from Surbaya, Indonesia to Singapore.

The bodies were were not wearing life jackets, according to Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Director, SB Supriyadi.

Rescue workers were shown on local TV being lowered on ropes from a hovering helicopter to retrieve bodies. Efforts were hindered by 6-foot waves and strong winds, Supriyadi said, adding that several bodies were later picked up by a navy ship.

VIDEO – WSJ: With near certainty, airplane debris found off Indonesia’s Borneo island is from AirAsia Flight 8501,
say Indonesian officials. The WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio speaks with Southeast Asia bureau chief Patrick McDowell.

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 LIVE: Indonesia Navy says over 40 bodies recovered, plane not yet found – Raw VIDEO: Debris Off Indonesia.

Indonesian officials coming off a helicopter in Pangkalan Bun spotted several bodies floating in waters near where the missing AirAsia flight was last seen. Several pieces of debris have also been spotted floating in the sea off Borneo island, an Indonesia National Search and Rescue spokesman said Tuesday.

# The bodies were found about 160 kilometers (100 miles) from land and 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the plane’s last communication with air-traffic control.

# Ten pieces of debris were found during the search for the ill-fated AirAsia Indonesia aircraft southwest of Pangkalan Bun in Central Kalimantan.

20 Year Old Shasta Himelrick Missing Since 12/24/14 in Richmond Dale, OH (Update: Vehicle Found, Blood in Car)(Update: Body Found in the Scioto River Believed to be Missing Shasta Himelrick)

20 year old  Shasta Himelrick has been missing since Thursday, December 25, 2015 in Ross County, Richmond Dale, Ohio. Shasta Himelrick is pregnant and was last seen by friends and family in Richmond Dale on Christmas eve. According to Sheriff George Lavender she had been texting her boyfriend and was supposed to meet him at a certain time, but that never happened. A security camera at the Speedway Gas Station on East Main street in Chillicothe showed Himelrick walking into the store at 3:15 AM Friday. Authorities found the vehicle Himelrick was believed to have been driving later that morning around 7:15 AM. It was found in the middle of an out-of-the-way intersection with the doors were open. According to authorities, Shasta Himelrick’s cell phone was in the vehicle, along with an ATM card and a receipt.

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  • 20-year-old Caucasian woman
  • 5’4″, with blonde hair
  • green eyes
  • red tattoo on her right bicep

Shasta Himelrick

Shasta Himelrick – Missing

In Ross County, the search continues for a 20-year-old pregnant woman. Sheriff George Lavender said Shasta Himelrick was reported missing after having last been seen by friends and family in Richmond Dale on Christmas night.

“There was some texting, phone conversations going on that she was supposed to be at home at a certain time – she was supposed to meet her boyfriend at a certain time, and that never happened,” said Sheriff Lavender.

Investigators discovered a security camera at the Speedway Gas Station on East Main Street in Chillicothe showed Himelrick walking into the store at 3:15am, Friday. At around 7:15am, Friday, authorities found the vehicle Himelrick was believed to have been driving.

“A maroon 1993 Lexus ES300 was found abandoned, out of gas, and the battery was dead along Three Locks Road there by the railroad tracks by the Scioto River at what they call ‘Higby Bridge,’” according to Sheriff Lavender, who added BCI has been called in to process the vehicle.

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UPDATE I: Shasta Himelrick Missing — Blood Found In Abandoned Car.

According to her grandmother, Shirley Himelrick, blood was found on the seat and the back of the headrest in the abandoned car. The discovery immediately created a sense of urgency surrounding her case, but also the anxiety of wondering whether or not she was the victim of foul play. Her social media presence in the days leading up to her disappearance don’t appear to show any warning, with her last post on Facebook being about how happy she was to be pregnant.

UPDATE II: Family of missing Shasta Himelrick believes body found in Scioto River is hers.

The relatives of a missing Ross County woman said they believe a body found in the Scioto River yesterday is hers.

An official positive ID isn’t expected until an autopsy is performed in Montgomery County today. Ross County Coroner John Gabis would not release details about the body other than to say it is a female.

If anyone has any information regarding  Shasta Himelrick, please contact the sheriff’s office at 740-773-1185.

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore Goes Missing with 162 On Board Over Java Sea

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Missing:

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore with 162 individuals, 155 passengers (17 children & 1 infant) and 7 crew members, aboard has gone missing Sunday over the Java Sea. According to reports, the AirAsia plane took off Sunday morning from Surabaya, Indonesia and was about halfway to its destination to Singapore. The plane lost contact about 42 minutes after takeoff. According to Djoko Murjatmodjo, Indonesia’s acting director general of transportation, the last communication between Flight QZ8501 pilot and air traffic control was at 6:13 AM, when the pilot “asked to avoid clouds and bad weather by turning left and going higher to 34,000 feet.” The plane  was last seen on radar at 6:16 AM and a minute later was no longer. A search for the missing airplane has found no sign of the plane.

Several hours of searching Indonesian waters turned up no sign of an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday with 162 people on board in airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said.

Aircraft searching for AirAsia Flight 8501 called off the effort for the night and will resume at Monday morning, said Achmad Toha of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency. Some ships were continuing the search overnight, he said.

The plane took off Sunday morning from Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, and was about halfway to its destination, Singapore, when it vanished from radar.

The last communication between the pilot and air traffic control was at 6:13 a.m., when the pilot “asked to avoid clouds by turning left and going higher to 34,000 feet.” It was last seen on radar at 6:16 a.m., and a minute later was no longer there, Djoko Murjatmodjo, Indonesia’s acting director general of transportation, told reporters.

More than 12 hours later, shocked family members huddled at the Surabaya airport from where the Airbus A320 had taken off, awaiting any news of the jetliner, operated by an airline whose parent company is based in Malaysia.

VIDEO – NBC

The following is a statement from the AirAsia airline’s Facebook page:

AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24hrs this morning.

At the present time we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available.

The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC.

At this time, search and rescue operations are in progress and AirAsia is cooperating fully and assisting the rescue service.

CNN:

An AirAsia passenger jet carrying 162 people lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control early Sunday, gripping Southeast Asia with a second missing plane crisis in less than a year.

The search operation for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 has been halted for the night, but big ships won’t return to shore and will leave their searchlights on, according to the Indonesian Transportation Ministry.

Before communication was lost, one of the pilots asked to fly at a higher altitude because of bad weather, officials said.

The aircraft, flying from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, went missing as it flew at 38,000 feet over the Java Sea between the islands of Belitung and Borneo — a heavily traveled shipping channel with shallow waters, according to Indonesian authorities, who are leading the search and rescue operations.

UPDATE I: Authorities called off the aerial search for the night.

Rescuers scouring Indonesian waters for an AirAsia plane that went missing with 162 people aboard had turned up no sign of the missing jet more than 10 hours after it lost contact with air-traffic control, officials said Sunday.

After hours of scouring the Java Sea, Indonesian authorities called off the aerial search for the night. Achmad Toha of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said some ships in the area would continue looking for the missing plane overnight, according to The Associated Press.

UPDATE II: ABC News - Time Line of Events.

AirAsia missing plane

  • Take off scheduled: 5:20 a.m. Sunday Surabaya time (5:20 p.m. Saturday ET)
  • Take off actual: 5:36 a.m. Sunday Surabaya time (5:36 p.m. Saturday ET)
  • Indonesia lost contact with plane, according to Indonesian transportation ministry: 6:17 a.m. Sunday Surabaya time (6:17 p.m. Saturday ET)
  • Scheduled to land: 7:57 a.m. Sunday Singapore time (9:57 p.m. Saturday ET)
  • Normal flight duration: 1 hour 21 minutes
  • Duration of flight from takeoff to lost contact: 41 minutes

AMBER ALERT Issued for 2 Year Old Tristan Blue Missing Since 12/23/14 in Raleigh, NC (Update: Father, Steven Daniel Blue Charged With Boy’s Murder)(Remains Found ID’d as Tristan Blue )

Raleigh, NC toddler missing on Christmas Eve …

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 2 year old Tristan Blue, who has been missing since Wednesday morning, December 23, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tristan was last seen Wednesday morning around 7:45 by his father at his home at the Arbor Creek Apartments off of Buck Jones Road in the 5400 block of Portree Place. The Amber Alert was issued for Tristan late Wednesday afternoon after he was reported missing at 1:15 p.m. Police initially said they believed the child may have wandered outside. The ground search for the boy was called off due to darkness, and will resume Thursday morning.

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  • light-complected black male
  • 3 feet tall and weighing about 35 pounds
  • 1-inch-long black hair and a faded scratch on his forehead.
  • Last seen wearing a Batman shirt and black and gray sweatpants. It’s believed he may have had on a pair of yellow and gray sneakers. He also had a blanket with him.

 

Tristan Blue

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Tristan Blue, a 2-year-10-month old male, was last seen at his home around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday by his father at his home at the Arbor Creek Apartments off of Buck Jones Road. Police initially said they believed the child may have wandered outside.

Tristan is described as 3 feet tall and weighing about 35 pounds. He is a light-complected black male with 1-inch-long black hair and a faded scratch on his forehead.

When last seen, he was wearing a Batman shirt and black and gray sweatpants. It’s believed he may have had on a pair of yellow and gray sneakers. He also had a blanket with him.

An Amber Alert was issued for Tristan late Wednesday afternoon after he was reported missing at 1:15 p.m.

UPDATE I: Darkness suspends search for toddler missing from Southwest Raleigh apartment.

UPDATE II: Missing Boys Father, Steven Daniel Blue, Charged with his Murder.

The search for missing Raleigh 2-year-old Tristan Blue has now turned into a homicide investigation after Raleigh police charged Tristan’s father with murder.

Steven Daniel Blue, 31, has been charged with murder and has been transferred to the Wake County Detention Center. He is being held without bond.

Tristan’s mother, Briana Dangerfield, 25, has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse in connection with the case. Dangerfield was also transferred to the Wake County Detention Center and is being held under a $100,000 bond. Neighbors said the news was heartbreaking for the community.

Missing 2-year-old Raleigh boy’s father charged with murder.

Investigators have arrested the parents of a missing 2-year-old boy, charging his father with murder and his mother with misdemeanor child abuse, Raleigh police said Thursday morning.

“Investigative developments overnight by Raleigh Police Department detectives have led the Tristan Blue missing-person case in a new direction,” spokesman Jim Sughrue said in a statement.

Steven Daniel Blue, 31, and Briana Loriel Dangerfield, 25, both of 5416 Portree Place, #1, Raleigh, were taken into custody Thursday morning. Blue was being held in the Wake County jail without bond; Dangerfield was jailed under a $100,000 bond.

UPDATE III: Late Friday, detectives found human remains at Beaver Lake Dam.

Police launched an intensive search for Tristan, who was 2 years and 10 months old. By 6 a.m. Thursday, they charged the child’s father, Steven Daniel Blue, 31, with Tristan’s murder. Dangerfield, 25, was charged with leaving the child at home unattended while she went to work.

Late Friday, detectives found human remains at Beaver Lake Dam in connection with the investigation. Those remains were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification, police said in a news release. The detectives had help from the Apex Underwater Recovery Team.

Police have not said Tristan’s body has been found or what led to Blue’s arrest.

If anyone as seen or has any information regarding the whereabouts of Tristan Blue, please call 911 or the Raleigh Police Department’s tip line at 919-834-4357.

UPDATE IV: Remains found in lake belong to missing Raleigh toddler.

Police said Monday that, although a positive identity isn’t yet available, they have concluded that human remains found late Friday in a lake in northern Wake County belong to a Raleigh 2-year-old who has been missing since last Wednesday.

More tests are needed to confirm that the remains are those of Tristan Blue, but police said the remains, which were found in Beaver Dam Lake, “are consistent with those of a child of Tristan Blue’s age.

21 Year Old West Chester University Student Shane Montgomery Missing Since 11/27/14 in Manayunk, PA (Update: Found Deceased in Schuylkill River)

21 year old Shane Montgomery, a senior at West Chester University who was home for the Thanksgiving holiday was last seen by friends early Thursday morning at about 1:45 am, November 27, 2014, at a crowded bar in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA.  According to police, Shane Montgomery was asked to leave Kildare’s Irish Pub by a bar bouncer after Shane accidentally tripped into a DJ booth.  The bouncer and Montgomery’s cousins had told investigators he was “not falling-down drunk.” Further, the bouncer stated that he spoke to the missing West Chester University senior who apologized and left. Kildaire’s Irish Pub is located on the 4400 block of Main Street.

Description:

  • 5’11 white male
  • weighing around 135 pounds
  • Celtic cross tattooed on his back.
  • He was last seen wearing a grey shirt.

 

Shane Montgomery

UPDATE I: Search continues for Missing Student Shane Montgomery.

About 500 volunteers, led by Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue, were split into groups of 25. Many of them were carrying flyers, going door to door as they searched Main Street in Manayunk and the nearby banks of the Schuylkill River.

A tree lighting and caroling event scheduled for Saturday night in Manayunk was cancelled as a result of the search, and officials were planning to hold a candlelight vigil at Canal View Park.

Shane Montgomery_poster

UPDATE II: Reward up to $15,000 in case of missing West Chester University student.

The reward for a West Chester University student who went missing during the early hours of Thanksgiving has now increased to $15,000.

This comes as the FBI announced that Philadelphia Police asked then to join in the search for 21-year-old Shane Mongtomery.

UPDATE III: FBI Joins the Search for Missing College Student Shane Montgomery.

The FBI task force that helped find and rescue Philadelphia kidnap victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither has joined the search for missing college student Shane Montgomery.

As agents began reinterviewing witnesses in the Manayunk area Sunday, a police marine unit ended its inch-by-inch search in the frigid Manayunk Canal, failing to turn up any trace of Montgomery. The marine unit may next begin searching the nearby Schuylkill.

A law enforcement source with detailed knowledge of the investigation said the FBI was questioning the staff at Kildare’s Irish Pub, where the West Chester University student, 21, was last seen early Thanksgiving Day, after partying with friends.

UPDATE IV: Day 5 & Still No Sign of Missing College Student Shane Montgomery.

UPDATE V: Reward raised to $25,000 for information on missing  Shane Montgomery.

UPDATE VI: Reward Climbs to $31,000 in Search for Missing College Student

The suburban Philly university is holding a candlelight vigil Wednesday in support of the search for Shane Montgomery, the 21-year-old who went missing early Thanksgiving morning, as the reward money for clues to his whereabouts climbs to $31,000.

Classmates of the 21-year-old West Chester University senior gathered outside the Sykes Student Union Wednesday at 6 p.m. for a candlelight vigil.

UPDATE VII: Candle Light Vigil for Shane Montgomery.

UPDATE VIII: Missing Philadelphia student’s keys found in Schuylkill River.

The family of a Philadelphia college student who disappeared early Thanksgiving morning said Sunday that police divers had found his keys in the Schuylkill River.

Shane Montgomery, a 21-year-old student at West Chester University, was last seen on surveillance footage walking into a parking lot along the river’s bank after leaving a bar in Manayunk, Pa., where he had been drinking with friends.

Kevin Verbrugghe, Montgomery’s uncle, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the keys had been found in the water just south of the parking lot. Verbrugghe said he confirmed the keys were his nephew’s by trying them on Montgomery’s front door.

UPDATE IX: Missing College Student Shane Montgomery’s Body Found in Schuylkill River.

If anyone has any information regarding Shane Montgomery, please contact police at 215-686-3353.

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