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, 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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 20-year-old Caucasian woman
- 5’4″, with blonde hair
- green eyes
- red tattoo on her right bicep
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 5’11 white male
- weighing around 135 pounds
- Celtic cross tattooed on his back.
- He was last seen wearing a grey shirt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If anyone has any information regarding Shane Montgomery, please contact police at 215-686-3353.
34 Year Old Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely Missing Since 11/14/14 in Patrick County, VA (Update: Remanins Found of Missing Dawn Vessell Gravely … Anthony “Skeet” Joyce Arrested)
34 year old Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely has been missing since Friday, November 14, 2014 in Patrick County, Virginia. Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely of South Mayo Drive, was last heard from shortly after 10 p.m. Friday. Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith has said Gravely did not get in touch with friends on Saturday as usual, and Patrick authorities were contacted shortly before midnight Saturday to do a well-being check. When the police arriving at her home, Gravely was not there; however, her vehicle was.
Missing: Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely
Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely, 34, of South Mayo Drive, was last heard from shortly after 10 p.m. Friday.
Gravely is described as being 5’4” tall and weighing 220 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Smith said that clothing and possible vehicle descriptions are unknown.
Gravely did not make contact with friends as she usually does on Saturday, prompting authorities to be contacted just before midnight Saturday to check Gravely’s well-being, according to the release.
As investigators continued to search Monday for a Patrick County woman last heard from Friday night, a friend said the disappearance is out of character for the mother of two.
Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely, 34, of South Mayo Drive, last was heard from shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, authorities have said.
Catrina Harris, whose son is friends with one of Gravely’s two children, indicated that it isn’t like Gravely to disappear without word.
UPDATE II: 45 searchers continue to look for missing woman.
Law enforcement officers from several agencies scoured primary and secondary roads Tuesday for evidence that might lead to a missing Patrick County woman.
“Officers from multiple agencies are working in teams, doing foot searches along the roadway and side roads near the victim’s home on South Mayo Drive,” Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith said Tuesday.
They are searching for information on the location of Shelly Dawn Vessell Gravely, 34, who has not been heard from since shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, authorities have said.
About 45 officers from multiple agencies covered an estimated 100 miles of road in Patrick and Henry counties Tuesday during the foot searches. Smith said nearly all his deputies were taking part.
Smith said the foot searches done Tuesday stretched into Henry County (an estimated 20 to 30 miles from Gravely’s home), where they focused on areas Patrick authorities identified. He declined to elaborate on why those areas were chosen.
A reward is being offered for information on Gravely’s location. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Smith at 276-692-7012 or the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office at 276-694-3161.
Patrick and Henry County deputies have found the remains of missing Patrick County mother Shelly Gravely.
Gravely was found at around 12:30 Saturday morning in Henry County, just north of the North Carolina state line.
Investigators have arrested Anthony “Skeet” Joyce in connection to her disappearance. He was arrested just before midnight in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Joyce is being held in the Guilford County jail as a fugitive from justice. Patrick County investigators have obtained warrants for abduction and robbery.
One pilot is missing, after two F/A-18 Hornets collided over the Pacific Ocean. One pilot was found and returned to the USS Carl Vinson. There is currently a search mission taking place to locate the missing pilot. Both jets were assigned to the Carl Vinson, on its way to the Persian Gulf to relieve the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. The incident is under investigation.
Two American fighter jets collided over the Pacific Ocean and crashed Friday, and one pilot was still missing, the Navy said. The jets, both F/A-18 Hornets, had not been recovered. One pilot was found and returned to the USS Carl Vinson, the Navy said. A cruiser, a destroyer and helicopters were searching the western Pacific for the second pilot.
ABC News: 2 Navy Fighter Jets Crash in Western Pacific.
The two carriers from the carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) crashed at 5:40 p.m. local time, according to the Navy’s Seventh Fleet. The carrier is operating in an area off Guam.
“One pilot was rapidly located and returned to Carl Vinson, and is currently receiving medical attention,” it said in a statement. “Search efforts continue for the second pilot.”
The F/A-18 fighter has a single-seater version, as well as a double-seater variant. The aircraft involved in this incident were single-seater F/A-18Cs.
The Navy has ended an extensive search for a missing fighter pilot aboard one of two F/A-18C jets that apparently collided Friday over the western Pacific. The missing pilot is presumed to be deceased.
The Navy’s Seventh Fleet issued a statement saying it had ended its search and rescue efforts for the missing pilot 36 hours after the planes had crashed into the ocean 250 nautical miles off the coast of Wake Island.
8 Year Old Isabella Grogan-Cannella Missing Since 9/2/14 in Bullhead City, AZ (Update: Body Found Near Missing Girl’s Home)(Update: 26 Year Old Justin Rector Charged with Murder)(Update: Autopsy, Bella was Stragled)
The search is on for 8 year old Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella who went missing from her home before 1:30 Tuesday morning, September 2, 2014 in Bullhead City, Arizona. She was last seen in her bed Monday night at her home on the 2400 block of Lakeside Drive (map). Police were called to the home early Tuesday morning, as “Bella’s” family told them that she wasn’t in her bed or anywhere in the house. According to reports, the FBI and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children have been contacted. To date, there has yet to be an Amber Alert issued.
The Bullhead City Police Department said Isabella Grogan-Cannella disappeared before 1:30 a.m. from her home, located on Lakeside Drive.
The girl, who goes by Bella, is 4’8″ tall and between 80 and 90 pounds. She has shoulder-length blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a green, sparkly tank top and dark shorts. She could be barefoot.
If anyone has any information concerning the child’s whereabouts, please call the Bullhead City Police Department at 928-763-1999.
UPDATE II: Body found near home of missing Arizona girl
Investigators found a body near the home of missing 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella, Bullhead City Police Chief Brian Williamson said Wednesday.
Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the body, Williamson said, adding that investigators planned to finish gathering evidence at the scene and turn the body over to the Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.
He would not provide additional information on the approximate age of the body, its gender or condition.
A body has been found in Bullhead City, Arizona, as authorities — including the FBI — search for an 8-year-old girl who has been missing for more than 40 hours, police said Wednesday.
At a news conference late Wednesday afternoon, police said it was too early to know whether the body is that of Isabella Grogan-Cannella, known as “Bella,” who went to bed Monday night but wasn’t there when her parents went to check on her shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. They said there were no signs of a break-in but that kidnapping was a possibility, and that they were searching the nearby Colorado River.
UPDATE III: 26 year old Justin James Rector arrested and charged with the kidnapping and first degree murder of Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella.
A 26-year-old man snatched an eight-year-old girl in the middle of the night as he stayed at her family’s home – before murdering her and leaving her body in a shallow grave, police have said.
Justin James Rector was arrested on kidnapping and first-degree murder charges on Thursday morning after the body of Bella Grogan-Cannella was found in Bullhead City, Arizona on Wednesday.
At a press conference on Thursday, Police Chief Brian Williamson would not reveal how Bella died or if she had been sexually assaulted. He said they are still trying to determine a motive for the murder.
UPDATE IV: Medical Examiner Released the manner of death for Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella on Friday … death was asphyxiation.
An 8-year-old girl reported missing from her Arizona home was strangled, authorities said Friday as they continued to investigate the case.
The Mohave County medical examiner released the manner of death for Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella on Friday. The cause of death was asphyxiation.
Police found Isabella’s body in a shallow grave near her Bullhead City home Wednesday, a day after her family reported her missing.
Isabella was discovered wearing the same green, ruffled, sparkly tank top she had on when she was last seen. However, authorities said she didn’t have any clothing on her lower half and they are looking into whether she was the victim of sexual assault.
30 year old Hillary Sharma has been missing since August 19, 2014 in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, Ohio. Officials continue the search for Sharma in the national park that consists of 33,000 acres of rugged terrain. According to her friends, Hillary Sharma is a hiker and climber and very familiar with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Hillary Sharma, 30, was last seen Tuesday in Bedford. Eastlake police reported her missing Thursday.
Sharma is described as being approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She has dark hair and dark eyes.
National Park Service rangers are leading the search and the Summit County Search and Rescue team is searching the water, the park spokeswoman said. The Cuyahoga County Southwest Emergency Response Team and local police are also assisting.
According to officials with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Sharma’s car was found at the Boston Store Visitor Center in Peninsula, near the Ohio and Erie Canal around midnight Friday. this following after Eastlake police issued a BOLA, ‘be on the lookout alert’ Thursday, which led to a search involving many local agencies both on the ground, by boat and in the air.
UPDATE Friday, 2:40 p.m.: Searchers found some belongings in a remote section of the woods within two miles of where Sharma’s vehicle was found. The National Parks Service is investigating if the items belong to the 30-year-old missing woman. Sharma’s camera case was found inside her car, but the camera was not found. Her cell phone is also missing.
UPDATE Saturday, 5:08 p.m.: At this hour, dozens of people are searching for the Eastlake woman who’s been missing since Tuesday. We are finding out that personal items found recently do, in fact, belong to 30 year-old Hillary Sharma. Cuyahoga Valley National Park leaders tell us based on those items they are centering their search to a more defined area. That area is a few miles from the Boston Store Visitor Center where Sharma’s car was found Thursday. No more specifics were given on the items found or the area where they are searching.
Authorities decided during a planning meeting Monday to take a threefold approach to the search, according to a park spokeswoman.
First, they will continue to search the remote, off-trail area where some of Sharma’s belongings were found Friday. Although investigators spent the weekend perusing that space, the park spokeswoman said it is dense and difficult to walk.
Second, the search will expand to other areas in the 33,000-acre park, including the Cuyahoga River. The park has asked volunteer kayakers to assist police kayakers in searching the roughly 2-mile stretch of river between the Boston Store Visitor Center in Peninsula and the park’s headquarters in Brecksville.
Third, the park is seeking tips from the public about anything they’ve seen in the park or about Sharma’s personal life. A man who answered the door at Sharma’s Eastlake home Sunday told the Northeast Ohio Media Group that she’d recently overcome personal issues.
Anyone with information about Sharma is asked to call the National Park dispatch office at (440) 546-5945.