Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Missing woman found safe and sound

Missing woman found safe and sound - Braintree, MA - Braintree Forum: "An alert neighbor found a missing 84-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease after he looked out his Forest Street window and saw her lying against a stockade fence among his bushes, said Deputy Police Chief Russell Jenkins, who did not identify the woman.

“It is unknown just how long she was lying in the bushes or exactly when she left her home,” Jenkins told the Forum. “Her daughter last saw her at 9 p.m. on June 2 when she went to bed and discovered her missing at 7:45 a.m. on June 3.”

The daughter called police at approximately 8 a.m. after discovering that her mother was not in her room and finding the front door to her McAndrew Road home open.

Using canines, an all terrain vehicle, and an infrared camera that detects body heat, police launched a search of the neighborhood. "

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Murdered Joliet Girl Identified

WBBM 780 - Chicago's #1 source for local news, traffic and weather - Murdered Joliet Girl Identified: "The teenage girl found shot to death and badly burned in a Joliet Park was identified by her step-brother Friday.

The victim was identified as Haqikah “Kekah” Suggs, 14 of Joliet, Illinois, according to police she was a seventh grade student at Hufford Junior High School in Joliet, Illinois.

Suggs was reported missing on May 25th by her step-brother Ricardo Rivers, who saw the media reports including a digitally enhanced picture of the girl and contacted police.

Missing Teen Last Seen in Durham

NBC 17 - News - Missing Teen Last Seen in Durham: "The CUE Center for Missing Persons and the McKeathan family are requesting the public's help in the search for Michael McKeithan, a North Carolina teen who disappeared Sunday night.

According to CUE, McKeathan has been missing since Sunday May 27, when he made a phone call to his parents shortly after 7 p.m.

'The family is very concerned,' said CUE's founder Monica Caison. 'It has been over two days and no one has seen or heard from him.'"

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Missing persons:Reputed psychics aid cops

Naperville Sun :: News :: Missing persons: Reputed psychics aid cops: "Bill Ward has worked on more than 700 police investigations across the country, everything from missing persons to homicides to bank robberies.

Most of the time he doesn't leave his house to work. He says he just sees what happened.

Ward, of Lockport, says he is a psychic, an ability he thinks developed after working as a medic during the Vietnam War.

He doesn't seek recognition or payment for his services, and he doesn't contact police. They call him, he said."

Monday, June 11, 2007

'Implement Law on Missing Persons without Delay' Stated ICMP Commissioner

'Implement Law on Missing Persons without Delay' Stated ICMP Commissioner: "Commissioner of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Her Majesty Queen Noor, met with the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr Nikola Spiric today in Mostar to discuss the issue of missing persons from the 1992-1995 conflicts in BiH. She requested that the Council of Ministers implement the Law on Missing Persons without delay, in particular the provisions relevant to the establishment of the Missing Persons Institute (MPI) and the Fund to Support Families of Missing Persons."

Sheriff joins missing persons alert program

The Times Leader Online - Princeton, Kentucky: "Caldwell County Sheriff Stan Hudson has formalized an agreement with the A Child Is Missing alert program, putting a high-tech method in place to search locally for missing persons — children, the elderly (often with Alzheimer’s), college students and the mentally or physically challenged.

Upon receipt of a missing person call, local sheriff’s deputies will now make their first phone call to a toll-free number that rings in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The call, answered by an A Child Is Missing technician, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, initiates a rapid process of information gathering and sophisticated mapping systems, expediting within minutes thousands of phone calls featuring a customized recorded message detailing the missing person’s description and last known whereabouts."

Missing woman's blood found on car tarp

ABC7Chicago.com: Report: Missing woman's blood found on car tarp: "The Naperville Sun Newspaper reported Sunday that the blood of missing Plainfield woman Lisa Stebic was found on a tarp recovered from her husband Craig's vehicle. The newspaper says an unnamed police source provided that information and also said a DNA test determined the blood on the tarp was Lisa's.

Lisa Stebic's family has released the following statement:

'The family of Lisa Stebic was not aware of, and does not now know, the grounds on which the Plainfield Police Department obtained the search warrant executed at Lisa and Craig's home last Monday. We continue to have full confidence in the Plainfield Police Department, and do not wish to comment on the course of their investigation at this time. We remain thankful beyond words to all those who have supported us and sent their prayers for Lisa's safe return.' -Melanie Greenberg"

Missing persons group helps revive 30-year search for local woman

The Herald - Life. Captured Every Day. - Serving York, Chester, and Lancaster Counties.: "Eva DeBruhl went missing 30 years ago this June, and her family is still searching for the truth about what happened to her.

DeBruhl's family will distribute 1,000 posters today to bring attention to what one of the oldest active cases of a missing child in South Carolina.

The poster campaign is being conducted by Community United Effort Center for Missing Persons."

Your Toolkit For A Successful Missing Persons Investigation

Investigation News - Your Toolkit For A Successful Missing Persons Investigation - PInow.com Investigator Directory: "While no family wants to consider what may happen if a loved one goes missing, knowing what to do is a must. Being prepared greatly increases the chances that the missing person will be returned quickly and safely.

When a loved one goes missing, panic as well as worry sets in. Although no one wants to think about the possibility of having a loved one go missing, if the worst does happen, being prepared can drastically improve the chances of finding the missing person quickly. For parents, especially, having a toolkit is essential for peace of mind. Knowing what to do and where to turn when the worst happens is imperative. In cases where a loved one has Alzheimer’s or another condition that can mean they can get lost easily, being prepared only makes sense."

If A Loved One Goes Missing

Blunt Announces New Program Aimed at Locating Missing Persons - USA

Kansas City infoZine News - Blunt Announces New Program Aimed at Locating Missing Persons - USA: "Gov. Matt Blunt announced a new program designed to fill a void for those missing persons whose information surrounding their disappearance fail to meet the AMBER Alert criteria.

Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - 'Missouri is joining a growing number of states using the AMBER Alert Program to trace missing children while the trail is still fresh,' Blunt said. 'The plan is ideal for law enforcement because an alert can now be used for runaways and parental child abduction cases.'

The mission of the Endangered Person Advisory Program is to develop and coordinate the efforts of law enforcement and the media in order to increase public participation in safely recovering endangered missing persons by increased communication and effective resources sharing."