Endangered Alert Issued for 2 Year Old Rainn Peterson Missing Since 10/2/15 in North Bloomfield, OH (Update: Found Alive!!!)

UPDATE …  2 year old Rainn Peterson Found Alive!!!

An Endangered Alert has been issued for 2 year old Rainn Peterson who has been missing since Friday, October 2, 2015 in North Bloomfield, Ohio. According to Trumbull County authorities, the toddler went missing at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday and was last seen at 7759 State Route 45 in North Bloomfield. The missing 2 year old’s grandparents reported her missing stating the toddler just wandered off. The authorities have searched the woods and are also questioning sex offenders in the area.


Rainn Peterson was reported missing by her grandparents. She was wearing a purple long sleeved shirt, gray pants and multi-colored pink and lime green shoes.

Missing from: North Bloomfield, Ohio
Missing since: 10/2/2015
Missing age: 2
Current age: 2
Date of birth: 8/19/2013
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White
Height: 3 ft 0 in.
Weight: 24
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: BrownTrumbull County 911 Supervisor Eric Luketic said Rainn was last seen at 7759 State Route 45 in North Bloomfield.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Trumbull County Dispatch Center at (330) 675-2730.

UPDATE I: Search Continues for Missing Toddler.

UPDATE II: Authorities call off search for missing 2-year-old girl in Trumbull County.

Saturday morning just after 10,  Trumbull County Sheriff deputies told FOX 8 they have called off their search for the missing toddler..

UPDATE III: Great grandmother, who authorities say has temporary custody of the little girl.

Altiere says the search is still on for the child who was last seen at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the State Route 45 home of her great grandmother, who authorities say has temporary custody of the little girl.

The Sheriff says he is talking with the great grandparents inside the church and that they have been very cooperative.

Altiere says that Rainn’s Mother, Brandi Bennett was out with a friend at the time of the disappearance.

That differs with what Bennett, told 21 News  Friday night when she said she was at work and her grandmother was watching her three children. The great grandmother was upstairs doing the dishes. She called for the children to come up for dinner but, Rainn was nowhere to be found.

Bennett says her two sons, ages 3 and 4, said that Rainn had gone upstairs but, the grandmother never saw her.

“We can’t find her anywhere. We looked everywhere, in the house, outside and I just hope that if anyone finds her they please call us as soon as possible because she is two years-old and she’s little and she’s out there all alone,” said Bennett.

More than half a dozen cruisers from the Sheriff’s Department were at the great grandparents home for most of the morning.  Some of the cruisers left the house shortly after 9:30 a.m.

UPDATE IV: MIRACLE … Missing Trumbull County toddler found alive!!!

Just after 6 p.m. Sunday, a volunteer found missing Trumbull County toddler Rainn Peterson alive curled up in some tall grass off Peck Leach Route, just off SR 45 where the family lives, in North Bloomfield. The Trumbull County Sheriff said she was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. When he put Rainn into the ambulance, she was “as fine as can be expected.” No more details are available yet. Stay with WKYC as we learn more from authorities.

UPDATE V: “I found baby Rainn”.

Fox 8 reported that Rainn Peterson was located approximately one mile south of the home where she had last been seen. She was taken to a local hospital and reported to be in stable condition.

Trumbull County Sheriff Tom Altiere told the station that the little girl was found by a volunteer searcher who was riding through the field on a four-wheeler. Authorities said Rainn was wearing the purple shirt and gray pants she was reported to be wearing when she disappeared.

“She appears okay and we are so thankful,” Altiere told the station.

The volunteer who found the baby told a 911 dispatcher he came across the missing child sleeping in some tall grass.

“I found baby Rainn and she’s alive!” were the unidentified man’s first words to the dispatcher.

Police Searching for Missing Adult Woman Who Intentionally Jumped Into Niagara Falls

The authorities are searching for an woman who reportedly intentionally jumped into Niagara Falls. The incident took place near Prospect Point at around 6 p.m. when the adult woman in her 40′s is said intentionally jumped into the Falls with the intent to harm herself.  According to News 4, a bystander took video of the incident and the authorities now have that video and are using it in their investigation. Rescue workers have yet to find her.

Police were searching for a woman who went over Niagara Falls on Saturday evening.

New York Park Police said the woman, described as a white female in her 40s, went into the water near Prospect Point at around 6 p.m. “with an intent to harm herself.”

Debris From Aircraft Discovered In Indian Ocean on Reunion Island, Believed to be That of Missing Malaysia Flight 370


After all this time, is it possible that the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has finally been found? Debris has been discovered on the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar. If the debris found is that from Malaysia Flight 370, it will have been located some 3800 miles from where the plane was last spotted.  The debris from the aircraft found was about six feet long and covered in barnacles.  Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared in March of 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Debris found on Reunion Island believed to be a ‘flaperon’.

Nearly 18 months since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished, a 2.7m-long piece of debris discovered on Wednesday on the island of Réunion could finally provide clues to one of aviation’s great mysteries.

Investigators suspect the debris is a “flaperon”, a mix of a flap and an aileron.

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To provide some context, see where the ill-fated Malaysian flight took off from and the subsequent search areas after the plane went missing.

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Developing news in the Indian Ocean this Wednesday, where debris from an aircraft has been discovered.

A US official says investigators are extremely confident that it belongs to a plane that went missing more than a year ago.

The official says investigators identified the parts as being from the edge of a Boeing-777 Wing.

The same model as Malaysia Airlines flight 370 that disappeared in March of 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Investigators are now heading to the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean for further inspection.

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UPDATE I: Australia increasingly confident debris found is from MH370.

Authorities hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said Friday that they were “increasingly confident” the wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island was from the ill-fated jet, raising hopes of solving one of aviation’s great mysteries.

The two-metre long piece of wreckage is to be sent to France for analysis, with hopes high that it could turn out to be the first tangible proof the plane went down in the Indian Ocean.

Investigators are hoping they will then move closer to understanding the mystery swirling around the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which vanished 16 months ago with 239 people aboard, most of them Chinese.

“We are increasingly confident that this debris is from MH370,” Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is leading the MH370 search, told AFP.

“The shape of the object looks very much like a very specific part associated only with 777 aircraft.”


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MISSING AT SEA: 14 Year Old Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos Missing Since 7/24/15 While on Fishing Trip Off the Florida Coast (Update: Coast Guard Locates Capsized Boat, No One On Board) (VIDEO)


14 year old Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen of Tequesta, Florida have been missing since Friday, July 24, 2015 off the Florida coast. The boys left the Jupiter Inlet about 1:30 p.m. after buying $110 worth of fuel for their 19-foot, white single-engine vessel. It is reported that they were headed east, toward the Bahamas on a fishing trip. After the Coast Guard had searched more than 7,100 miles of ocean waters from Jupiter to Melbourne, they still have not found the missing boys.

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Missing Boys: Perry Cohen (left) – Austin Stephanos (right)

UPDATE I: Teens’ missing boat found overturned, no one on board.

It is being reported that the Coast Guard has located the missing boys 19 foot boat capsized boat that was spotted by a C-130 aircraft at 11 a.m. The Coast Guard stated that the C-130 spotted the overturned vessel at the edge of the search pattern. A helicopter from Air Station Clearwater was dispatched and lowered a rescue swimmer, who was able to confirm the registration numbers of the boat. The capsized boat was found on Sunday, 67 miles off Daytona Beach.

The U.S. Coast Guard said the boat was found 67 miles off Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County.

The boat cover and one personal flotation device was missing.

The boat will be anchored in place while search and rescue efforts continue.

Coast Guard confirms that boat belonging to missing boys found

UPDATE II: Continued updates of the Coast Guard  search for the missing teens.

Missing Boys at sea

UPDATE III: Families hold out hope for Florida teens missing at sea.

Rescuers endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two young Floridians born and bred as boaters who vanished on the high seas.

The Coast Guard scoured an area the size of West Virginia with no sign of the boaters by early Tuesday. The 14-year-old boys’ vessel was found capsized two days earlier. But relatives and friends of the teens were clinging to hope that the expertise they acquired boating and fishing in their short lives was enough to keep them alive while apparently lost in the Atlantic.

“This isn’t something that he’s new at,” said Carly Black, the mother of Austin Stephanos, in an interview with television station WPBF. “I think they feel better on the boat than they do on land.”

UPDATE IV: Coast Guard Continues to Search for Missing Boys … Teen’s capsized boat found 70 miles off shore.

In the warm waters off the Florida coast this time of year, the Coast Guard says, someone can survive four, maybe five days.

Florida teens Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos have been missing since Friday — four days and counting.

“People can survive in the water,” said Capt. Mark Fedor, chief of response for the Coast Guard 7th District. “It’s relatively warm, but, again, it’s a dangerous environment, and there’s only so long you could stay in the water.”

The day-and-night search is focused 60 to 70 miles (97 to 113 kilometers) off Jacksonville, north of where the boys’ capsized boat was found Sunday. Fedor said search conditions were good, but the situation is dire.

The Coast Guard says five cutters, a Navy ship and multiple planes are involved in the search.

UPDATE V: Family calls off private search for missing Florida boys.

The families of two Florida teens who went missing at sea called off their private search Sunday after weeks of trying to find them.

The private efforts began after the Coast Guard called off the search for Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, who went missing on July 24 after launching a fishing trip off the Florida coast.

“We love our boys and want them home,” the families said in a joint statement. “Today, our hope becomes our prayer — that one day Perry and Austin will be returned to us. We thank everyone for their dedicated efforts and support.”

After over a week of raising funds and calling on volunteers to help the effort, the family called it off due to no credible evidence found to help find the boys.

10 Years Later: Searching in Aruba for Natalee Holloway … The Search of the Aruba Landfill in 2005 for Missing Natalee Holloway (PICS)


On July 23, 2005 Scared Monkeys conducted an interactive, town hall style  on-line interview with Tim Miller of Texas Equusearch, the non-profit search team that had been searching for Natalee Holloway in Aruba since she had gone missing on May 30, 2005.  Texas Equusearch had been flooded with emails of encouragement and tips from the many followers and readers at Scared Monkeys that Tim granted the interview. Interactive web interviews are commonplace today, needless to say they were not in 2005 and the logistics to make it happen was nothing short of a miracle. Following the interview as I thanked Tim Miller on the phone and for TES’s great work in their search for Natalee Holloway, Mr. Miller did an amazing thing … he asked if I wanted to go to Aruba and help search for Natalee. Once we cleared up some logistics and made sure that we could pay for the ticket to Aruba ourselves so not to impose on TES or have them divert any funds from the search on our account, we let it be known that Red was going to Aruba to search with Texas Equusearch.


Returning to Aruba, a place where my family had vacationed since the 1970′s, long before the many high-rise hotels and wining vacations there on game shows. Aruba, a place where I got to know so many families, who treated us as one of their own and a place where I had even dated an Aruban girl, who’s family was pretty well connected. Talk about your long distance relationship, before the days of social media and Facetime or Skype. A place where I hung out with more locals than tourists. Aruba, a place where I lived and worked as well. Now I was going back to help find Natalee Holloway.

I have to admit i was not sure what I was getting into and was not sure which searches I would be doing, land, water, both? I had told Tim that I was going to be a member of the search team first and reporting on the story second. Little did I realize than just a couple days before going to Aruba that that I would be helping search in the Aruba landfill as The witness claimed he saw the men dumping the body on the afternoon of June 1. The following article discusses the landfill search on such a generic and antiseptic way. Let me just say it was far from that and maybe one of the most rewarding and disgusting thing I have ever done in my life.


Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

A volunteer group searching for Natalee Holloway dug through a landfill for a third day Sunday but found no clues, while the missing teen’s mother left Aruba for the first time since her daughter disappeared two months ago.

Crews equipped with trained dogs, a bulldozer and a tractor hoe dug 15 holes in a landfill where a witness claims he saw men dump and cover a female body two days after Holloway disappeared, said Robert Cook, spokesman for the volunteer Texas EquuSearch, which is coordinating the landfill effort.

Searches at the landfill Friday and Saturday also produced no sign of Holloway.


From July 30, 2005 … Red searched the landfill from 10 AM till 3 PM. He said it was one of the foulest and god awful smelling places he has ever been in. For three days we searched the landfill and for every hole that was dug to a certain level, some one then had to get into it to do a more fine search with rakes and shovels. The picture below taken by a digital camera, although it looks grainy. That would be because of the constant Aruba trade wind blowing all the sand and crap in the dump around.

During the landfill search, I not only searched for Natalee Holloway with the members of Texas Equusearch, I also was digging next to her dad, Dave Holloway. I thought to myself as we were digging in the worst filth and the most disgusting stench that I had ever experienced in my life, I so wanted to help this man and find his daughter. Then I thought to myself in the next second, it might not be the best thing to happen when he was present. It was one thing to take part in this search, another thing to find human remains in a landfill, but quite a different thing to have to see a grown man break down in uncontrollable tears and emotions if we actually found her. This was the roller-coaster of thoughts and emotions that took place ever day as we searched for Natalee Holloway.

This search will forever be seared in my mind, body and soul … as previously stated, one of the best and worst things I have ever done in my life.


Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

Unlike most landfills in America where those in charge can locate and track what was dumped where and when, Aruba had no such tracking system. Imagine that. Instead, we had to go by the witness as to what area of the landfill he thought he saw the vehicle and where the dump site was. All the while the witness covered his face for fear of being recognized and to prevent the foulness from getting into his nose and mouth. So how did we know how far down to dig or where to dig holes? At a certain point we got in the holes and looked that the daily news papers that were thrown away to see what date they were to find the date just before May 30, 2005. That was the methodology.


Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

And for every hole that was dug like the one above, when we got to what we thought was close enough to the correct proximity of time, some one had to get into the hole and comb throw it to see if we made needed to dig deeper or had to use a rake, shovel and your hands to search. That would be yours truly in the blue shirt in the hole.

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Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

And all the while Red and the members of Texas Equusearch were in the landfill in some of the most foul and hideous conditions trying to help Beth and Dave find their daughter on a witness tip we were following up on, the media was kicking their feet up from a distance trying to get a picture with their telephoto lenses.


Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

Or better yet, a close up of the media getting a sun tan while we are in the landfill busting our butts to get some closure for the Holloway/Twitty/Reynold’s family.

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Laura McComb and Her Two Children, 6 Year Old Andrew McComb & 4 Year Old Leighton McComb Missing Since Memorial Day Weekend in Wimberly, TX (Update: Body of Andrew McComb Recovered)


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.

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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.”

UPDATE II: Body of 6-year-old Andrew McComb Recovered.

The body of Andrew McComb, 6, whose family was in a house washed away by floodwaters in Wimberley, Texas, has been found, a Hays County, Texas, official said Friday.

The body was found Thursday evening near the border of Hays and Blanco counties, according to Trey Hatt, spokesman for the Hays County Emergency Operations Center, The Associated Press reported.

Authorities earlier this week reported recovering the body of a child from the Blanco River in Hays County, but did not identify the child.

Andrew McComb’s identity was confirmed using dental records, an official said today.

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.

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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.

Dave Holloway Interview on ‘The Real View’ with Gretchen Carlson Discussing Possible New Lead in Search for Natalee Holloway in Aruba


In an interview on The Real View with Gretchen Carlson, Dave Holloway, the father of missing and considered deceased Natalee Holloway, went to Aruba a couple weeks back to investigate a new lead into the disappearance of Natalee. The lead comes from witness Jurrien de Jong who says, “I saw Natalee Holloway on the last night that she was alive. I was the eyewitness.” Dave Holloway went back to Aruba about two weeks ago on the pretense of this information and to get an exact location of where Natalee Holloway was last seen. Dave took a cadaver dog with him; however, they were not allowed to search many locations because they were considered restricted  and off limits.

Dave Holloway stated in the interview that he finds the new witness credible and asked T.J. Ward, a private investigator who has worked on the Natalee Holloway case in the past, to give  Jurrien de Jong a voice analysis test.  Jurrien passed the test.

For much more information, read the extensive history of the disappearance of Natalee, read others opinions and analysis and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Forum: Natalee Holloway.

10 Years Later after the Death & Disappearance of Natalee Hollwaoy in Aruba … Will Witness Jurrien de Jong’s Story Pan Out, “I saw Natalee Holloway on the last night that she was alive. I was the eyewitness … ” I knew she was dead.”


DAVE HOLLOWAY, BACK TO THE BEACH … Nearly 10 years later, after Alabama teen Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba, a witness has come forward who says he knows what happened that night. The witness, ” Jurrien de Jong, says “I saw Natalee Holloway on the last night that she was alive. I was the eyewitness.” According to news accounts, Natalee Holloway’s father, Dave, has returned to Aruba to meet a man who claims he saw what happened to her 10 years ago. Dave Holloway brought a private investigator and cadaver dog to check out the potential witness’ story.  De Jong further went on to say,  “I saw that Joran was chasing Natalee into a small building under construction. In about five minutes he came out with Natalee in his arms, and slammed the body of Natalee on the floor, and then he made an opening in a crawl space … I knew she was dead.”


Natalee Holloway’s father has returned to Aruba to meet a man who claims he saw what happened to her 10 years ago. Dave Holloway brought a private investigator and cadaver dog to check out the potential witness’ story. The story was given to Inside Edition.

“I saw Natalee Holloway on the last night that she was alive. I was the eyewitness,” Jurrien de Jong told Inside Edition.

De Jong said he saw Joran van der Sloot, the primary suspect in Holloway’s disappearance, chase her into a small building under construction. He says van der Sloot then reemerged with Holloway in his arms, slam her body on the floor then make an opening in a crawl space. He has previously told media this building is a Marriott Hotel.

“I knew she was dead,” he told Inside Edition.


Natalee Holloway was just 18 when she vanished while on a Mountain Brook High School graduation trip to Aruba where she went missing on May 30, 2005 and was never seen again. The last individuals that Natalee was seen with was Joran Vander Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers, Deepak and Satish, leavings Carlos & Charlies.  All will remember the very first post that Scared Monkeys ever did on this missing persons case, ‘This Can’t Be Good For Tourism, Where’s Natalee Holloway?’ And sadly, this is what this lack of police investigation and island coverup was all about. Cronyism, corruption and coverup … how the island of Aruba and its officials covered up the death and disappearance of Natalee Holloway to protect one of their own and their tourism dollars.

Much, much more to come.

For much more information, read the extensive history of the disappearance of Natalee, read others opinions and analysis and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Forum: Natalee Holloway.

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.

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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.

UPDATE I: No signs of missing Stillwater woman in St. Croix River search.

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

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UPDATE III: Body Recovered From St. Croix River, North Of Stillwater.

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.

UPDATE IV: Body Pulled From St. Croix Identified As Missing Stillwater Woman.

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.

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