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Unfortunately, Patrick Kycia, Found in the Red River

Please say a prayer for the family, this is a sad story of a young man in college gone wrong.

From the AP:

A body found Tuesday in the Red River was that of a missing Minnesota State University Moorhead student, the student’s mother confirmed.

Patrick Kycia, 19, of Stillwater, had been seen last in the early morning hours on Friday at a fraternity party.

There were no obvious signs of trauma, police Lt. Bob Larson said. The body was to be taken to Ramsey County for identification, but the clothing, physical description and items found in the man’s pockets led police to believe it was Kycia.

Rose Foley, Kycia’s mother, told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis she had been contacted by authorities who said her son ‘looked pretty good, considering.’ She said she was relieved that her son’s body had been found. ‘That was our goal.’

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September 27th, 2005 at 11:40pm Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing Adult | no comments

Holding out hope For Amanda Jones

It has been more than a month since the disappearance of Amanda Jones. Her friends and family gathered at the Hillsboro Civic Center, the last place Jones was seen to pray together for her safe return and collect money for her bills.

Jones’ father, Hubert Propst, said he would continue to pay for his daughter’s utilities, insurance and car payment until she returns home. The money will also go to support Jones’ 4-year-old daughter.

Jones was also nine months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.

“Sometimes you have to look out for people in your own backyard,” said Tammy Fadler, who won a $110 bid for a pair of Cardinal tickets. “We have given to Katrina victims, but you also have to look out for your neighbors.”

Nearly 300 items were available at the silent auction. Local businesses also donated 80 gift certificates to the event.

A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in Jones’ disappearance.

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September 27th, 2005 at 11:33pm Posted by | Missing Adult, Reward, Vigil | no comments

Erin Nembhard FOUND!!!

After many reports of sightings of 15 year old Erin Nembhard has been found.

PORT ST. LUCIE — A missing teenage girl, who ran away with a man she met on the Internet who then took her to the home of a known sex offender, walked into the Opa-locka police station Monday asking to go back home.

The parents and family of 15-year-old Erin Nembhard, who had been missing since Sept. 16, were relieved that she was safe but remained worried about her disappearance.

“First, I’m going to hug her, and then we’re just going to love her,” Joy Nembhard said. “She’s a good girl, and we’re going to get help for her.”

Investigators say the teen likely spent most of the time in the Opa-locka area, but they’re not sure what she was doing or if she had a place to stay, food or money. On Monday, the focus was on evaluating the teen at a hospital and then reuniting her with her family, Port St. Lucie police said.

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September 27th, 2005 at 11:23pm Posted by | Found Alive, Internet, Missing Teen, sex offender | no comments

Other Ohio unsolved missing persons cases (Kelli Ann Gilliland, Ashley Lyn Howley, Patti Adkins, Mia Losey)

Other Unsolved Missing Persons Cases

There are several similar unsolved cases that have left investigators baffled.

Kelli Ann Gilliland, 17, has been missing since December 2004. (Missing poster)
Mia Losey, 21, has been missing since December 2002.
Grace Bricker, 8, vanished in May 2005.
Ashley Lyn Howley, 20, was last seen in June 2004. (original article)
Patti Adkins vanished after her shift at the Honda plant in Marysville in July 2001.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse

All missing children are listed alphabetically; you may view them by clicking on a letter below. Photos and descriptions of current alerts, current advisories and children who have most recently become missing are also below. Under each child’s name is the city from which they disappeared and their current age. Click on the child’s name or image in order to view the child’s poster.

National Center of Missing & Exploited Children of OH.

September 27th, 2005 at 10:57pm Posted by | Missing Adult, Missing Children, Missing Teen | no comments

Reward for missing Tony Luzio Jr. Raised to $100,000

Tony Luzio Jr., last Seen July 4, 2005 Tony Luzio Jr. was last seen at a home off Sawmill Parkway very early in the morning on July 4.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers has increased the reward from $12,000 to $100,000 for information about a missing local man, NBC 4 reported. Tony Luzio Jr. was last seen at a home off Sawmill Parkway very early in the Luzio, Tonimorning on July 4. Crime Stoppers said the reward will be paid to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of person(s) involved in Luzio’s disappearance. Delaware County Sheriff Al Myers said his investigators have already received a few leads. “We have done physical searching,” Myers said. “Columbus has assisted with physical searching of water areas (and) roadways. We’ve had numerous telephone leads that we’ve followed up on, as far away as Canada.” All of their leads have come up empty. There’s been no activity on Luzio’s bank account or cell phone. He was driving a 2004 Silver Honda Civic, with four doors and license plate number DCA-5615.

Anyone with information should call (614) 645-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

September 27th, 2005 at 10:17pm Posted by | Missing Adult, Reward, Tony Luzio | 2 comments

Monica Sharp, a 17 year old from Richmond, has been missing since Sept. 18, 2005

A missing Virginia teenager may be in the company of a man (Jeffery Nichols, 57) from Belleville, according to Richmond, Va., Police.

Sharp’s family and police suspect she may be with Jeffery Nichols, 57, of Belleville.

” We were able to gather some evidence at the young woman’s home that indicate she was in communication with (Nichols) via the Internet,” said Kirsten Nelson, spokesman with the Richmond Police Department.

Nichols drives a green four-door 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. It has an Illinois license plate of 6219015, according to Richmond Police.

Foul play isn’t suspected, Nelson said. Police say the girl may be a runaway.

Anyone with information about Sharp or Nichols are asked to call Richmond Police at (804) 646-5100

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September 27th, 2005 at 09:54pm Posted by | Internet, Missing Teen | one comment

Police Stop Calling Ben Fawley ‘Person of Interest’ in Behl Case. Or Did They?

In a situation that sounds all too familiar, the AP is reporting that Richmond Police no longer consider a 38-year-old Richmond man a person of interest in the disappearance of Virginia Commonwealth University freshman Taylor Behl.

Richmond police spokeswoman Cynthia Price says police initially called Ben Fawley a person of interest in Behl’s case because they wanted to interview him. But they’ve done that, and NO longer classify him as such.

Last week, police said they had several persons of interest in the case. Price says that now they have none.

Fawley was arraigned Monday on 16 counts of possession of child pornography and ordered held without bond. Police raided Fawley’s apartment last week and took several computers and C-s, according to a search warrant.

As also reported by NBC4 it could be a matter of semantics rather than anything else. No really really believes that Ben Fawley really isn’t a suspect in the disappearance of Taylor Behl do they?

However police spokeswoman Kirsten Nelson said it’s a matter of semantics. She said Fawley is still someone police are interested in and that he’s “still a part of this case.”

Police said Fawley was initially called a person of interest because they wanted to interview him.

However, unlike the comparable case of missing teen Natalee Holloway, Benjamin “Skulz” Fawley, is held in jail without bond on other charges. The noticeable difference from the well publicized Aruba case is that authorities have held “Skulz” on other charges while most are sure they will be questioning him on the disappearance of Taylor Behl. Maybe Aruban authorities could have done the same with other charges as well?

Bond denied for man who knows Behl. He is held on child-pornography charges; search for student goes on.

Benjamin “Skulz” Fawley, 38 — a “person of interest” in the Richmond Police Department’s criminal investigation into Behl’s disappearance — was denied bond after appearing in Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court on 16 counts of possession of child pornography.

Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Jagels said Fawley was in possession of sexually explicit movies depicting young children with adults when police search his home on Sept. 16.

Jagels told Judge Kimberly O’Donnell that there may be as many as 30 movie files discovered on computers confiscated from Fawley’s apartment, “some depicting acts with minors as young as 1 or 2 years old,” and others featuring “individuals 10 to 14 years old.”

However, The Richmond Times Dispatch does seem to continue to be referring to Ben Fawley as a “person of interest”.

The search for Taylor Marie Behl enters its fourth week today with a “person of interest” in the investigation into her disappearance in jail on unrelated charges and teams of police and family members growing increasingly concerned for her safety.

Related Posts: VCU Police Still Looking for Taylor Behl

September 27th, 2005 at 07:39pm Posted by | Missing Teen, sex offender, Taylor Behl | 2 comments

CNN: Oklahoma Girl, Caitlin Elizabeth Wooten, Alleged Abductor Found Dead

ADA, Okla. (AP) – A teenager who was abducted as she left school last week was found shot to death Saturday along with a man her mother had once dated. Authorities said it appeared to be a murder-suicide.

As previously posted and now confirmed the incident was in relation to the fact that the alleged kidnapper and killer, Jerry Don Savage had a previous relationship with Caitlin’s mom and had attempted to kidnap her.

Savage, who had dated the girl’s mother, Donna Wooten, reportedly called the girl’s grandmother Friday afternoon and threatened to harm Caitlin, Bratcher said.

He said Savage was recently arrested on charges of attempting to kidnap Donna Wooten. Wooten obtained a protective order against Savage on Aug. 30, court records show, but he was out of jail on bond when Caitlin disappeared.

The deaths appear to be murder-suicide, said Jessica Brown, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Savage had previously lived in the area and knew the owner of the land where the bodies were found, authorities said. The landowner, Saye Sliger, was arrested as a possible accessory to the crime, Brown said.

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A Sad Conclusion to the Abduction of Caitlin Elizabeth Wooten [Blog: Scared Monkeys]

September 27th, 2005 at 12:39pm Posted by | Caitlin Elizabeth Wooten, Found Deceased, Missing Teen | one comment