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Valeta “Val” Marino has been missing since Thursday, February 16, 2006


81 yr old Valeta “Val” Marino has been missing since approx 4pm on Thursday, Valeta MarinoFebruary 16, 2006. Val was last seen wearing a navy blue & light grey (horizontal striped) v-neck top, navy blue slacks, and navy blue sandals; she does not have a coat with her.

She suffers from Alzheimer’s and high blood pressure and needs medication. She left her home located in the 1500 block of Sweet Grass Trail in Houston, TX heading to her beauty salon called Envogue, 12615 I45N, Houston, TX; she never arrived.

There is no response to her cell phone. Mrs Marino is driving a 2-tone tan & brown 1985 Cadillac Seville, Texas License Plate #V69LPM (see picture of car on poster).Valeta Marino Cadillac

Valeta “Val” Marino

  • 81 yrs old: DOB 2/14/25
  • White/Female
  • 5’4: 110lbs
  • White hair: Blue eyes
  • Fair complexion
  • Missing: 4pm, Thursday, February 16, 2006

Harris Co Constable Pct 4

Deputy J. Perry: 281–376-3472 Pct 4 Case #06-0217B280

Texas Equusearch Case #06-524 , 281-309-9500 or Toll-free (877) 270-9500

February 18th, 2006 at 10:52pm Posted by | Alzheimer's, Missing, Texas Equusearch | 2 comments

International Cruise Victims (ICV), Calls for greater accountability by cruise lines

The International Cruise Victims (ICV), a group of concearned relatives wants greater accountability for cruise lines. Due to the rash of disappearances of which the cruise industry claims is a relatively small number, “ICV says the industry is neglecting its duty to protect passengers from crime and to assist those who are victims of crime.”

Brett Rivkind, a lawyer representing alleged murder victim George Smith’s family, agrees. “When you serve passengers alcohol and encourage them to party, you’ve got a duty to protect those passengers,” he said.
(London Times)

February 18th, 2006 at 07:04pm Posted by | Crime/Murder, Cruise ship, George Allen Smith IV, Lynsey O'Brien, Missing | 8 comments

Ali Gilmore Still Missing two weeks later

Ali Gilmore, a state employee for who is a statistical analyst for the Department of Ali GilmoreHealth, is still missing. Ali Gilmore was last seen February 3, 2006.

With each passing day, family and friends are hoping to hear any new developments regarding the whereabouts of the 30-year-old, who is four months pregnant and hasn’t been heard from since Feb. 3.

Recent searches have focused on the area where Ali lived and her family and friend have handed out fliers in hopes of finding the missing woman.

McCranie said 30 officers were sent out to Gilmore’s home in the Wilson Green subdivision on Tallahassee’s south-side within the first 48 hours of her being reported missing on Feb. 6. Since the subdivision is relatively new, he said officers searched construction areas and vacant houses and canvased the neighborhood several times.

Police have said that nothing abnormal was found at her house. Her car was impounded but everything seemed to be intact. Nothing was found inside the house to indicate foul play and nothing appeared to be missing. (Tallahassee Democrat)

Ali Gilmore Description:

  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Weight 180 pounds
  • Other: doesn’t have any immediate relatives in the area, but her family in West Palm Beach was notified and plans on coming to Tallahassee.
  • Circumstances of disappearance:

When Gilmore didn’t show up Friday or Monday, her supervisor called the police department around 8 p.m. Monday. After talking to neighbors, co-workers and family members in her hometown of West Palm Beach, police are calling it a missing-person case, according to Tallahassee police Lt. Edward Smith, head of the criminal investigations unit.

(Tallahassee Democrat)

Anyone with information on Gilmore’s whereabouts may call police at 891-4200 or Crimestoppers, 891-HELP (4357).

Vigil held for missing woman

More than 150 people came to the candlelight vigil to share encouraging words and hope with the family of Ali Gilmore, 30, who hasn’t been heard from since Feb. 3. To many that know Gilmore, it was no surprise to see the number of people that came to her house along Lorraine Court in the Wilson Green subdivision. Gilmore is four months pregnant, and police say they have few clues in her disappearance. She was reported missing after not showing up for work at the Department of Health on Feb. 3 and Monday. She was estranged from her husband and lived alone. Her family is from West Palm Beach.

February 18th, 2006 at 02:24pm Posted by | Ali Gilmore, Missing, Missing Adult | no comments

US Coast Guard & Local Authorities Searching for Missing Steven Coble off Hull, MA

A search is under way for missing 26 year old Steven Coble who is reported to have Steven coblefallen overboard out of a small aluminum boat or a canoe while fishing.

Rescue crews were searching the ocean off Hull, Mass., early Friday after two men were reported missing after they took a boat out on the water in the middle of the night. Hull, MA police and fire crews set up a rescue staging area near Gunrock Beach where they were searching for a 26-year-old man identified as Steven Coble.

According to authorities the boat capsized and one man swam toward the breakwater off Driftway Avenue. To make matters worse the water temperature this time of year is about 39 degrees.

Brad Turner, 19, of Rockland, MA, was rescued and was expected to survive. He said that he and Coble, his cousin, had taken a canoe out on the water and Coble fell in. Turner was found clinging to some rocks at Reef Point. The cousin was not wearing a life jacket. (The Boston Channel/Yahoo News)

Update: Still no sign of boater missing off Hull: Search suspended pending sighting or further information

HULL – The family of a Hull man missing after a canoe accident is hoping for the best, but after a day without a sign of him, the inevitable began to sink in. ‘‘We’re hoping he is safe, but no matter what happens we want him back, we want to get him home,’’ said Melissa Welch, sister of Steve Coble, 26.

Brad Turner, who was found some 65 yards off shore on a jetty described what happened.

Coble and his 19-year-old cousin, Brad Turner of Rockland, went for a fishing trip in a canoe Thursday at about 11 p.m. after a day in which temperatures rose to nearly 60 degrees.

What started as a lark has turned into a tragedy. ‘‘It’s devastating. It’s horrible,’’ Welch, Coble’s sister, said.

Authorities were alerted to a problem at about 2:30 a.m. Friday when an Atlantic Avenue resident called the police and said he had heard screaming across the water from his house.

Rescuers found Turner, soaked to the bone and shivering, on a jetty of rocks more than 65 yards from the shore.

Wayne Turner, Brad Turner’s uncle, said his nephew and Coble were past the jetty when a wave capsized the canoe.

‘‘Brad said that when they went out the water was like glass, but when you get past the jetty, the currents kick in and it got choppy,’’ Turner said.

He said the men were a couple of hundred yards from shore when the canoe went over.

(The Patriot Ledger)

February 18th, 2006 at 01:58pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Search and Rescue | one comment

Missing Amber Lyn Smith of Seguin Identified by Tattoos

As posted earlier, the body of Amber Lyn Smith has been found by authorities under a rural bridge in Guadalupe County. Amber’s body was identified in part by the tattoos found on the back and ankle of a woman’s decomposing body.

Tattoos found on the back and ankle of a woman’s decomposing body discovered under a rural bridge in Guadalupe County match those of a missing local mother, police said this morning.

Authorities expect to confirm their findings today after the Travis County Medical Examiners Office releases its preliminary autopsy report on the body found Thursday afternoon.

Authorities have now changes this from a missing persons case to a homicide. According to reports the authorities have no suspects; however, they do deem, Amber Lyn Smith’s common law husband, Ronnie James, as a person of interest. As in most cases he was the last to see alive.

Seidenberger said investigators do not have a suspect in the slaying, but did identify Smith’s common-law husband, Ronnie James, as a person of interest.

“He was the last person who saw her alive,” Seidenberger said.

Smith, 28, disappeared last month from her home, leaving behind her purse and identification cards. There were no signs of a struggle inside the house or her car, Seidenberger said

A Texas Department of Transportation worker found Smith’s badly decomposed body:

On Thursday, some of her family members drove near where she had been found, but didn’t stop. A Texas Department of Transportation worker found Smith’s badly decomposed body lying face down under a bridge along FM 725, just south of New Braunfels. The site is about 10 miles from her Seguin home.

The worker was doing routine inspections of the county’s bridges, Seidenberger said. “She was placed there,” he said.

Distinctive tattoos, including one on her right ankle with the word “Ronnie,” all but convinced police Smith had been found.
(My SA)

Body ID’d as missing Seguin mom

We’re all devastated,” said JoEtta Wilson, 56. “We’re all feeling the pain.”

Wilson said Smith, 28, had worked at Child Unlimited for about a year and was on maternity leave when she disappeared the night of Jan. 28.

A memorial fund for Smith’s children has been established at Broadway National Bank.

The “Amber Lyn Smith Children’s Account” will assist with the care of Smith’s two sons. The account is No. 1385124 and donations can be made at any Broadway Bank branch, including the Seguin location at 1475 E. Court St.
(San Antonio Express News)

February 18th, 2006 at 01:11pm Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing | no comments

Help Search for Missing Pastor Rafael Rodriguez

Search Alert!

Steve Pitzer, Search Leader for Texas Equusearch needs volunteers to help search for Pastor Rafael Rodriguez. He has been missing since Friday, February 10, 2006.

The search will begin on Friday, February 17, 2006 at 10:30am. We will need ground searchers and 4-wheelers. The command center is located at 4122 Houx St., Bacliff, TX. Please contact us at 281-309-9500 if you can help.

[ Yahoo! Maps ]
Map of 4122 Houx St
Bacliff, TX 77518-1322

Rafael Rodriguez


Search Alert Continues – Volunteers Still Needed for Missing Pastor!

Steve Pitzer, Search Leader for Texas Equusearch needs more volunteers to help search for Pastor Rafael Rodriguez missing since Friday, February 10, 2006. The search will start at 10am on Saturday, February 18, 2006. We will need ground searchers and 4-wheelers. The command center is located at Bayshore Dr and Jackson Rd in Bacliff, TX.

Please contact Texas EquuSearch at 281/309-9500 if you can help or have any tips or leads.

[ Yahoo! Maps ]

Map of
Jackson Ave At Bayshore Dr
Bacliff, TX 77518

February 18th, 2006 at 12:09am Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Rafael Rodriguez, Search and Rescue, Texas Equusearch | one comment

Could Clues From Missing Jennifer Kesse’s Car help Investigators?

Investigators have been going through Jennifer Kesse’s car with a fine tooth comb, are performing many tests and are collection evidence.

“Something happened there and that’s my daughter, a living being, and she was taken from that car,” Jennifer’s father, Drew Kesse, said.

Fingerprint dust lines the steering wheel, gear shift, door handles and anything else a suspect might have touched. The seats and floors were likely vacuumed to collect hairs and fibers. Soil tests could show where the mud caked on the bottom of the car came from.

Detectives said any evidence from the car has already been sent to a lab for testing. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement handles fingerprints and DNA. The FBI does trace evidence.

February 18th, 2006 at 12:07am Posted by | Jennifer Kesse, Missing, Missing Adult | no comments