5 Year Old Fiona “Kitty” Grace Carroll Missing Since 4/22/15 in Kemah, TX (Update: Found Deceased Under a Dock at the Kemah Marina)
5 year old Fiona Grace Carroll has been missing since Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Kemah, Texas. U.S. Coast Guard said the missing girl’s father called police about 5 PM and told them that his 5-year-old daughter Fiona Grace Carroll, known as Kitty, had disappeared near the edge of the pier. Kemah, Nassau Bay and Seabrook police and the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting with the search.
Authorities are searching for a young girl in the water near the Kemah Boardwalk after her father reported her missing on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The U.S. Coast Guard said the father called police about 5 p.m. and told them that his 5-year-old daughter Fiona Grace Carroll — known as Kitty — had disappeared near the edge of the pier.
The Kemah Police Department held a press conference early Thursday morning on the details of the continued search for Kitty. The girl is described as having blonde, shoulder-length hair and wearing a red-and-white shirt.
There is sad news to report in the case of missing 5 year old Fiona “Kitty” Grace Carroll. She was found under o dock at the Kemah marina by Texas Equusearch volunteers. Fiona Carroll had just celebrated her fifth birthday Tuesday.
The search for a 5-year-old girl at a Kemah marina came to a tragic end early Thursday morning, Texas Equusearch said.
A searcher found the girl’s body under a dock not far from her dad’s boat, Equusearch confirmed with KHOU 11 News.
Earlier in the morning, the Kemah Police Department identified the girl as Fiona “Kitty” Caroll.
More than 100 members of law enforcement joined the search. A Galveston County dive team, the Kemah Fire Department, the Seabrook Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard assisted in the search, and Texas Equusearch also brought in its sonar equipment to help.
25 Year Old Pediatrics Resident Fehintola “FT” Omidele Missing Since 12/1/14 in Houston, TX (Update: Found Alive)
25 year old Fehintola Omidele has been missing since Monday, December 1, 2014 in Houston Texas. Dr. Fehintola Omidele is a pediatrics resident at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital who was last seen by her family following a Sunday night dinner. She failed to show up for her job on Monday. Fehintola Omidele’s (FT) cell phone was found in her Houston apartment; however, her car, a dark-gray 2011 Toyota Camry with Texas license plates of BZ2L971, was missing.
Dr. Fehintola (FT) Omidele, a 25-year-old pediatrics resident at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, was last seen by her family following a Sunday night dinner, according to local reports.
When her family received word that she didn’t come in to work the next morning, they found her cell phone inside her Houston apartment but her dark-gray 2011 Toyota Camry missing outside.
UPDATE I: Search under way for missing doctor
Twenty-five year old Fehintola Omidele ate dinner with her family Sunday night but never made it to work the next day at the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Sunday was the last time her family saw her, according to the Dickinson-based Texas EquuSearch, a nonprofit search and rescue organization.
Omidele, who goes by FT, was born in Nigeria, but came to the United States with her family when she was eight — first to New Orleans for four years and then Katy, Texas where she became a standout student, graduating high school when she was 16 years old with a 4.3 grade point average.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts or disappearance is asked to contact the Houston police department’s missing person’s line at 713-731-5223.
A Houston doctor who had been missing for several days has been found live.
Fehintola “FT” Omidele was located in El Campo Sunday, according to Equusearch.
Dr. Fehintola Omidele, who has been missing since Nov. 30, was found safe around 1 p.m. today after she called her sister and told her she was in El Campo.
There are still no details how she ended up in El Campo.
Eyewitness News is hearing that her family is headed there to meet her.
Texas EquuSearch Sues FAA in Federal Court Challenge Agency’s Order to Stop Using Drones in Searching for Missing Persons
Since when is a non-profit considered commercial use?
Texas Equusearch has sued the Federal Aviation Administration in federal court to challenge the FAA’s order to stop using unmanned drones in the search for missing persons. Texas Equusearch, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been tirelessly been searching for missing persons for years and been using unmanned planes, drones, if you will since 2006. So once again we have federal government interference in the search for missing loved ones. I am sure this is what our Founding Father’s had in mind. Sorry, but I happen to think there is a huge difference between a non-profit organization searching for missing persons as compared to Amazon delivering packages.
A Texas group sued the Federal Aviation Administration in federal court to challenge the agency’s order to stop using drones in the group’s searches for missing people, the latest round in an intensifying battle over regulation of the sector.
Search-and-rescue organization Texas EquuSearch, which has used unmanned aircraft to help search for missing people since 2006, asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to set aside the FAA’s order to halt its use of drones. The group argued in a five-page petition filed on Monday that the FAA’s order has no legal basis and “is unlawful, arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion and not otherwise in accordance with law.”
The FAA said it is reviewing the suit. The agency suggested in an email that Texas EquuSearch could work with public entities that hold FAA authorizations to use drones, such as some police departments, and obtain emergency authorizations to conduct its searches.
The FAA has effectively banned the commercial use of unmanned aircraft in the continental U.S. It says the limit is needed to protect air safety, at least until the agency sets full rules for the devices—now expected by late 2015 at the earliest.
Is the federal government more concerned with its overreaching authority or helping the families of missing loved ones?
Tim Miller, founder and director of EquuSearch, said the Feb. 21 Federal Aviation Administration order prohibiting the operation of four drones has meant the nonprofit organization has not used them in three active searches for missing people in Katy, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Miller said the 4-foot-long drones have led to the discovery of 11 missing individuals and allow searchers to view large stretches of wooded areas, fenced property and bodies of water.
“I was hoping we’d get a response from them that was more positive and we didn’t have to go to this extreme,” Miller said of the FAA. “It’s time-consuming for us, and God only knows what the outcome is going to be.”
Brendan Schulman, a New York attorney representing Texas EquuSearch, said the lawsuit seeks to confirm the rights of nonprofits to use civilian drone technology for the nation’s benefit.
16 Year Old Victoria Jackson Missing Since 12/19/13 in Pasadena, TX … Believed to have Met Man On-line at Social Media Website
16 year old Victoria Jackson has been missing since Thursday, December 19, 2013 in Pasadena, Texas. According to the teen’s mother, Victoria Jackson never came home from school and she believes that here daughter was tricked by a man she met on a social media website. Texas Equusearch is aiding in the search for the missing girl.
Missing – 16 year old Victoria Jackson
Victoria Jackson, 16, has been missing since December 19. Her mother says the 16-year-old never came home from school.
Jackson’s mother says she believes her daughter was tricked by a man she met on a social media website.
Jackson is about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs around 135 pounds and has brown hair and blue-green eyes.
If anyone has any information regarding Victoria Jackson’s whereabouts is asked to contact 877-270-9500.
36 Year Old Thomas “Zachary” Bunker Missing Since 5/29/13 in Norwood, OH (Update I: Texas Equusearch Joins Search)(Update II: Found Deceased in Warren County)
36 year old Thomas “Zachary” Bunker has been missing since Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Norwood, Ohio. Bunker was last seen at 8:30 a.m. on Ashland Avenue in Norwood, although he called his family that same day from the Ft. Ancient area, in Warren County, OH. Zach was last seen wearing casual clothing, shorts and t-shirt and was seen driving his dark gray, 2013 Ford Explorer with Ohio license # EOC-4793. Police said Bunker is considered a “critically missing” person because of his mental state at the time of his disappearance.
Texas Equusearch was brought in at the request of Bunker’s family. Search crews spent Saturday looking for Thomas “Zachary” Bunker in the entire west side of Hamilton. Police said they got a tip that came from that area.
Thomas “Zachary” Bunker Missing Since 5/29/13
Thomas “Zachary”Bunker Description:
- white male
- 6 feet 2 inches tall
- 185 pounds
- brown hair and green eyes
- He was operating a dark grey 2013 Ford Explorer with Ohio license EOC-4793.
Texas Equusearch will be holding a search for Zack Bunker at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2013. The Command Center will be at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton, OH.
For a downloadable poster, click here.
Your Search Coordinator is Dave Rader, and he can be reached at (513) 407-2018. Please bring snacks and water for the day, along with a picture id. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to participate in the search.
People with information about Bunker’s whereabouts are asked to call Norwood Police at 513-458-4520.
UPDATE II: The body of a missing Norwood man has been found in Warren County.
Thomas ‘Zachary’ Bunker was found dead off of South Nixon Camp Road near U.S. 350 on Tuesday, according to Dave Rader of Texas Equusearch.
Bunker had last talked to his family on Wednesday.
Volunteers and Texas Equusearch officials had spent much of the day on Monday searching for Bunker in an area near Fort Ancient, not far from where his body was found.