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Joshua Haight, 21 still Missing; $100,000 reward from Joe Mammana

$100,000 reward offered in case of missing Montana Tech student Joshua Haight, 21 who was last seen when he was dropped him off in downtown Lewistown on July 13.

A Philadelphia businessman known for his financial assistance in high-profile criminal investigations is providing $100,000 for information about the disappearance of a college student here.

Joe Mammana offered the money as police continue investigating the disappearance of Joshua Haight, 21. Haight was last seen when a person dropped him off in downtown Lewistown on July 13, said Capt. Dave Sanders of the Lewistown Police Department.

Mammana, who has provided reward money in the Natalee Holloway investigation in Aruba, told the Lewistown News-Argus a local clergyman requested his help.

JOSHUA HAIGHT was last seen at 1:00 p.m. on July 13, 2005. He was dropped off by a friend at the intersection of First Avenue and Main Street in Lewistown, Montana, and has not been seen or heard from since. The last time he was seen, Joshua was wearing black shorts and a white t-shirt. Joshua has a scar on his left leg, and an artificial left eye. Joshua’s nickname is Josh.

Joe Mammana has done some real good in helping offer reward money to hopefully get some type, any response to the where abouts of missing people.

“I believe in putting large rewards out to gain information,” said Mammana, an egg tycoon. “I feel it will turn a mother against a son, friend against friend and brother against brother.”

Foul play has not been ruled out in the Haight case and “we have a person of interest,” Sanders said Wednesday. He said it would have been uncharacteristic for Haight to simply leave here without telling others of his plans. Haight, a Montana Tech engineering student, left his wallet and other belongings at home.

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September 28th, 2005 at 07:54pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult | 4 comments

Yancey Dale Lindsay of St. Paul, MN; Missing in AZ

According to KVOA4, The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says it’s investigating a missing person case, 34-year-old Yancey Dale Lindsay of St. Paul, MN.

Deputies responded to an abandoned vehicle along I-17 just north of Stoneman Lake.

The white 2003 Chevy Suburban with Minnesota plates was found with both front doors open and the engine running.

The driver or occupants haven’t been found.

He apparently left Minnesota alone on September 24th, heading to Phoenix.

His family says Lindsay checked in Monday afternoon from Holbrook, sounding a bit disoriented.

Yancey Dale Lindsay is described as:
white male
about 200 pounds
shoulder length hair
blue eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.

September 28th, 2005 at 04:14pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult | no comments

Erik Buran, 4 year old boy, kidnapped by his mother, Karen O’Grady (Amber Alert?)

Father asks for help in finding kidnapped son, Erik Buran, as warrants issued for kidnapping.

A Reno father is asking for the public’s help in finding his 4-year-old son Erikbelieved abducted by his mother in April. Lyon County issued a warrant June 27 charging Karen O’Grady, 49, with felony kidnapping in the abduction of her son, Erik Buran, on April 25. According to father, Robert Buran, he and his ex-wife have shared joint custody of Erik since their divorce in 2001. Buran had Erik three days a week, and O’Grady had him four days. Just before the abduction, Buran had filed for sole custody of his son and had lodged a complaint with Child Protective Services alleging O’Grady’s boyfriend physically abused Erik. Since then, a Reno judge awarded Buran sole custody.

Erik is listed as missing by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Nevada Child Seekers, Child Find of America and the Vanished Children’s Alliance.

Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse Online Bulletin -Poster

• Erik Buran is 4 years old, 3 feet, 6 inches tall, with bluish-grey eyes and sandy blonde hair.

• Karen O’Grady is 49 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, with blue eyes and brown hair. She also uses the last names of Akers, Buran and Ligon.

• Anyone with information about their whereabouts or about a motor home O’Grady or her companion purchased just before they disappeared is asked to call the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department at 577-5096.

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Project Jason: Voice for the Missing has an amazing piece on Erik Buran and has been following the story since the beginning. They bring up a rather perplexing issue when it comes to Amber Alerts, although it seems that rules were bent when it came to missing teen, VCU freshman, Taylor Behl. It would seem to me that when it came to the safety of a child no rule is beyond breaking. Why no Amber Alert issued is sad. This program was set up to alert people and help find children, not create frustrating road blocks.

I want to remind you of the post I made on September 16th, entitled “Rules Meant to be Broken?”. This post outlined the State of Virgina’s Amber Alert criteria, admittedly broken for Taylor Behl. As of news stories today, police still state they have no evidence of foul play in her case. The State never responded to my letter, which asked how they were able to do this for Taylor. In Nevada, Robert Buran has been told that Erik does not meet their criteria because it is a case that involves parental abduction. Robert tells me that his research shows that since the Amber Alert began in Nevada in July of 2003, 15 Amber Alerts have been issued. 9 of those 15 were cases of parental abductions, with one being issued by the jurisdiction that tells Robert “no”.

Written plea from Erik’s dad. Erik Buran Discussion Forum

September 28th, 2005 at 01:29am Posted by | abduction, Amber Alert, Erik Buran, kidnapped, Missing Children, Taylor Behl | one comment

Stephanie Graciela Hernandez Missing from Atlanta Club

WXIA News 11:

An 18-year-old girl has been reported missing from a DeKalb County Hernandez Snightclub, where she was seen getting into a black Honda Civic with an unknown man. Stephanie Graciela Hernandez disappeared from the EL Chaparrel nightclub at 2715 Buford Highway on Sunday night. Hernandez is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs 155 pounds, and has black hair. She was wearing blue jeans, black high heels, and a blue shirt. She wears a flower ring with a blue stone on her right hand.

Anyone with information should contact the DeKalb County Youth and Sex Crimes Unit at 404-294-2574.

Stephanie Graciela Hernandez Discussion Forum

September 28th, 2005 at 12:25am Posted by | Missing Teen | no comments

Tempie Mitchell Found Alive

From the Charlotte Observer,

An 11-year-old girl who was missing for more than a day was found Tuesday, according to her family.

Tempie Mitchell, known by family as Shakia, disappeared from a relative’s house in southeast Charlotte around 9:30 am Monday. She was found at Eastland Mall Tuesday afternoon and appeared to be all right.

September 28th, 2005 at 12:07am Posted by | Found Alive, Missing Children | no comments