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Police call off search for 12-year-old Teketria Buggs

Authorities are calling off their search for the missing Ft. Bend County girl, 12-year-old Teketria Buggs . They’ve been looking for the 12-year-old Teketria Buggs of Orchard, who was last seen late Friday night.

A dive team with the Texas Department of Public Safety spent much of Friday in the water of the Brazos River — one of two locations where cadaver dogs picked up some sort of scent earlier this week.

“You will probably find something,” said Ft. Bend County Sheriff Milton Wright. “It won’t necessarily be a human body, but there will be something there.”

But on Friday, they didn’t find anything. Teketria was last seen alive a week ago Friday just a few miles from the river in a home in Orchard. She left behind her cell phone and purse.

With no new leads authorities stated that they will not be able to use their resources to search for Teketria.

So with no new leads, Sheriff Wright says his deputies will no longer be used in the physical search for Teketria. That will be left now to Equusearch and its volunteers.

“Basically, our backs are up against the wall,” said Darryl Phillips with Equusearch.

(full story)

If you’ve seen Teketria Buggs, call the Ft. Bend County Sheriff’s Department at 281-341-4665.

Sheriff’s detectives are still working this missing persons case. If you have any information that might help them, please call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.

December 9th, 2005 at 10:43pm Posted by | child welfare, Missing, Missing Children, Search and Rescue, Texas Equusearch | no comments

Boat Seized In Search For Missing Girl, Adre-Anna Jackson

According to reports from KOIN, a boat has been seized in the search for the disappearance of the missing 10 year old girl, Adre-Anna Jackson. Adre anna boat_found_120905

An FBI dive team with sonar has been searching nearby American Lake. Thursday, police seized a small boat with an outboard motor that was found on the other side of the lake.

Farrar said it may not be related, but investigators are looking at everything. They’re also checking a trash bin for possible evidence.

A small 15-foot boat with an outboard motor is being investigated by police. The small boat was tied up across the lake at Northlake Park at a public pier for the past few days. No one has come to claim it. Police are being cautious in calling this a break in the case, a case that has had few leads.

Investigators in the disappearance of 10-year-old Adre’Anna Jackson are Adre-Anna Jacksontaking a hard look at a small boat found tied up Friday morning across American Lake from her home.

Police are not calling it a break in the case, just something they’re going to look into as part of their investigation. The small 15-foot boat with an outboard motor was found across the lake at Northlake Park and had been tied up to the public pier for at least a few days — and no one had come to claim it. Police didn’t find anything obvious with the boat, but they took it into custody to investigate just in case.

Police believe the boat came from a nearby community boathouse.

(Full KOMO news article)

Adre-Anna Jackson

Height: Just under 5 feet –  Weight: 78 pounds

Hair: Brown, with reddish highlights

Wearing: Blue jeans, white tennis shoes and possibly a blue shirt and a puffy black jacket

Carrying: A black-and-pink backpack

Reward for information:

Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County offers a $1,000 reward for information leading to Adre-Anna Jackson’s return. People with information about the case are asked to call 253-591-5959.

December 9th, 2005 at 08:14pm Posted by | Adre-Anna Jackson, Missing, Missing Children, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Search and Rescue | one comment

Texas EquuSearch Locates Body of Missing Chiropractor, Dr. Melinda Superville

A body was found in an abandoned home of what are believed to be of missing chiropractor, Dr. Melinda Superville. She had been missing for a week and was Superville Mfound on Friday by volunteer searchers of  Texas Equusearch.

Texas EquuSearch said volunteers found the body believed to be Dr. Melinda Superville in an abandoned home in the 2100 block of Antoine, about 100 yards north of her office, Friday afternoon.

The body matched Superville’s description.

Houston police were sent to the scene to investigate


Melinda Superville, 43, was last seen Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. leaving the chiropractic office she shares with her husband, Dr. Thomas Superville. According to Houston police, “The body is in a back bedroom laying on the floor”. There is a wound to the body about the head, but I can’t tell specifically where or from what.”

A $10,000 reward was offered in the case. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.

From Texas Equusearch

Friday, December 09, 2005 – Texas Equusearch located remains that appear to be Melinda Superville at 1:30 PM today. We will post the funeral information as soon as it becomes available. Please keep this family in your prayers.

Body found near where doctor disappeared

“I’m glad that we found her because we needed the closure for her family,” said family friend Susan Haass. “I can’t describe how I feel about her being found like this. It’s worst case scenario. We’ve probably all had a feeling because it’s been a week.”

On Friday, her brother refused to talk to reporters and her husband did not come to the scene. At the moment, police aren’t confirming the body is that of Dr. Superville, although they say it appears to be her.

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December 9th, 2005 at 07:41pm Posted by | Found Deceased, Melinda Superville, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Texas Equusearch | 3 comments

Holly Minard missing since Saturday night (Newburgh, NY)

Holly Minard of Newburgh, NY was reported missing by a family member when sheMinard_H failed to return home Saturday night.

Minard is a white female, five-feet, three inches tall, 170 pounds, with reddish brown curly hair. She was last seen driving a black and gray 1994 Ford F150 truck. The vehicle is also missing at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Town of Newburgh Police at 845-564-1100. All calls will be kept confidential.

Times Herald-Record, 20-year-old woman missing since Saturday

For the second time in a month, Town of Newburgh police are looking for a missing person.

Twenty-year-old Holly Minard was last seen at about 9:45 Saturday night, leaving her parents’ home in Middle Hope to go bowling with friends. She didn’t arrive at the bowling alley or return home that night, said Detective Sgt. Margaret O’Neill.

Holly Minard Discussion Forum

December 9th, 2005 at 07:18pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult | one comment

Teketria Buggs’ stepfather, Steve Carrington, arrested on Unrelated Charge

A missing Orchard girl’s stepfather, Steve Carrington, who is a person of interest in her disappearance, has been arrested on an unrelated charge according to the Fort Bend County sheriff.

Authorities have not said when Teketria Buggs’ stepfather, Steve Carrington, was taken into custody on an unrelated family violence charge, but said he has not admitted to committing any crime.

Carrington was arrested on failure to appear in court on domestic violence charges.

Once again another case of a person of interest being arrested on an unrelated charge.

Missing Girl’s Stepfather Linked To Another Disappearance

At a news conference Thursday, authorities said Teketria’s stepfather, Steve Carrington, is the only suspect in her disappearance.

“He continues to agree to speak with investigators, however, he has not been forthcoming with facts,” Brady said.

Carrington was arrested on an unrelated domestic violence charge. However, authorities said he has been a person of interest in the case all along.

Carrington has taken a lie-detector test, but Fort Bend County authorities have not yet released the results.

Investigators believe Carrington might have been the last person to see Teketria before she vanished.

It seems that during the investigation authorities have discovered some leads and one bizarre similarity.

We have reason to believe that a vehicle left that residence around 2 a.m. in order to go purchase a small quantity of gasoline,” Brady said.

Coincidence or repeat offense, you make the call. No matter how one looks at it, it can’t be good.

read the rest here…

December 9th, 2005 at 03:12am Posted by | child welfare, Missing, Missing Children, Teketria Buggs | no comments

Detectives Speak With Jon Federici, Stepfather of missing Adre-Anna Jackson

While the FBI returned to a Pierce County Lake Thursday to resume their search for 10-year-old Adre-Anna Jackson, missing since last Friday; Police are talking to Adre-Adre-Anna JacksonAnna Jackson’s stepfather, who was the last person to see her.

Police are talking to Adre-Anna Jackson’s stepfather, who was the last person to see her, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reported.

Jon Federici said he last saw her on Friday, as she was walking from their apartment in Lakewood to school.

Police are not calling Federici a suspect; however they are not revealing much about what he’s told them. Its appears that Federici was arrested in 2002 and charged with third-degree assault for allegedly punching Jackson.

Federici was arrested in 2002 and charged with third-degree assault for allegedly punching Jackson and pulling her hair during an argument. Jackson reported Federici “smacked her in the head and scratched her face,” according to court documents. He was convicted on a reduced charge of misdemeanor assault.

Police are not calling Federici a suspect, and they’re not revealing much about Adre-anne FBI_DIVERwhat he’s told them.

“I’m not going to get into any of that at this point. I don’t want to compromise the investigation,” said Lakewood Police Lt. Brett Farrar. “All I can say is we’re looking at anybody and everybody that’s had anything to do with this little girl.”

According to reports, detectives are also speaking with the 51 registered sex offenders who live within walking distance of Adre-Anna Jackson’s home.

Seattle Times: Search for missing Pierce County girl goes national

Lakewood Police Lt. Bret Farrar said police searching for Adre-Anna Jackson have enlisted the help of The National Center of Missing and Exploited Children and television’s “America’s Most Wanted.” Information on the girl, who has been missing since Friday, is available on the Web sites for the center ( and the show (

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Poster

The Children Seek Network

Description of Adre-Anna Jackson

Sex: Female

Race: White

Age at Disappearance: 10

Height: 4’10″-5′ Weight: 78 lbs.

Hair: (Color, Description, Facial Hair) Brown, Has reddish highlights.

Eyes (Color and Correction): Brown

December 9th, 2005 at 02:42am Posted by | Adre-Anna Jackson, child welfare, Missing, Missing Children, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Pictures, Search and Rescue | 2 comments

Shaquille O’Neal Becomes Miami Beach Cop

How does Shaquille O’Neal get referenced on The Missing and Exploited blog? Not by scoring 37 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocked shots. That is impressive but not as impressive as what Shaq did today. At 7 feet tall, the newest Miami Beach police detective will not be hard to miss. Shaq

The newest police detective on Miami Beach won’t be hard to find — he’s 7 feet 1 inch tall, and weighs more than 300 pounds. Miami Heat star Shaquille O’Neal took his official oath Thursday afternoon.

Local 10 was on hand to exclusively cover O’Neal’s swearing in at Miami Beach Police Headquarters.

I give Shaq a lot of credit for pursuing a goal as admirable as being someone who wants to help with societies problems, not create them. Shaquille O’Neal said “it has been his dream since childhood to be a police officer”. Until that basket call career got in the way that no one could ignore. Could anyone blame him?

O’Neal said that since he is almost done playing ball, and because he has “been a leader, not a follower and stayed out of trouble,” he can pursue his goal of becoming a law enforcement officer.

However, for all of Shaq’s accomplishments in the NBA with the Orlando Magic, The Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, its his wants to protect children that gets Shaq a big congratulations and standing ovation. According to reports, he will be working as an investigator with the child pornography unit. The children need all the help they can get from predators. OK sexual predators of Florida … meet your worst nightmare … its 7′ – 1″, Shaquille O’Neal.

Hat Tip: Sleuth

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“For this incident I don’t want to be credited as an individual who does police work,” O’Neal said in a statement. “I want to be credited as a Miami Beach police officer.”

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O’Neal, 29, even has a custom-fitted uniform and size 22EEE boots. Law enforcement officials know they have a potential recruiting spokesman in the charismatic NBA superstar but say O’Neal has not asked for any special privileges.

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December 9th, 2005 at 01:24am Posted by | child welfare | one comment