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Pastor Rafael Rodriguez, 42, Missing for more than a Week

Rafael Rodriguez, 42, of Bacliff and the Pastor of the Church of God Sabbath Day in Houston, TX has been missing since 9 pm February 10.

The man is 5 feet, 8 inches, 160 pounds and has brown eyes and hair.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan short-sleeved shirt, a green windbreaker with a BMI logo and brown boots. He did not take his car, identification, credit cards or money, officials with the search and rescue team said.
(The Galveston Daily News)

From Texas EquuSearch:

Unfortunately our search for Pastor Rafael Rodriguez has been called off until further tips and leads come in. We did an extensive search of over 40 square blocks in Rafael’s neighborhood including abandoned houses, businesses, wooded areas, over grown fields and lots, and along the shore with no luck.

February 19th, 2006 at 10:33pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Rafael Rodriguez, Texas Equusearch | one comment

Crime Stoppers and Joe Mammana To Divide Reward In Julie Popovich Case

Joe Mammana offered $50,000 reward money for information leading to an arrest in the Julie Popovich case. He was told by Crime Stoppers that there were many leads that lead to the arrest of Adam Saleh. Joe Mammana was pleased to hear that several tips lead to the arrest of the alleged murderer of Julie Popovich.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers officials said benefactor Joe Mammana was excited to hear Wednesday that detectives determined several tips were instrumental in reaching an indictment in the Julie Popovich murder.

Adam Saleh, 19, was charged last week in connection with Popovich’s death.

Detectives now say there were six important tipsters who should be rewarded.

Joe Mammana has recently been the benefactor of several rewards/bounties for missing person cases.

Mammana will help Crime Stoppers determine how much each tipster will receive.

“He’s putting up the money, so we’ll listen to what he says. We’ll listen to what the detective says, and the final decision will be the board of Crime Stoppers on who should get what,” said Kevin Miles, of Central Ohio Crime Stoppers.

February 19th, 2006 at 08:19pm Posted by | Julie Popovich, Reward | one comment

Another Missing Person Aboard Cruise Ship Amsterdam; Search Called Off .(Holland America)

The recent rash of missing persons aboard cruise ships has yet another disappear acne. A 30 year old male went missing from the Amsterdam Friday afternoon. The Amsterdam is based in San Diego. After searching for the missing man on Saturday, the Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing cruise ship passenger.

The cruise ship was about 11- hundred miles northeast of Hilo when the man reportedly went missing. The Coast Guard covered miles of ocean searching for the man Saturday afternoon but came up empty handed. The Amsterdam is based in San Diego

Search over for crewman lost at sea northeast of Hilo
Coast Guard crews help in the fruitless effort to find a worker last seen on Friday

A roommate on the Holland America cruise ship Amsterdam last saw the man about 1 a.m. Friday. After searching the 780-foot vessel, which was on its way to San Diego from the Big Island, crew members called the Coast Guard at about 3 p.m.

Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Brooksann Epiceno said the cruise ship was instructed to turn back and start looking for the missing man. An oil tanker in the area also helped in the search.

About 6 a.m. yesterday, a Coast Guard C-130 based at Barbers Point got to the scene and was able to search for about three hours before having to turn back and re-fuel. A second C-130 arrived about 1:30 p.m. and the search was called off about two hours later, after officials weighed the chances of finding the victim alive.

According to reports the search covered 1000 miles. They also stated that an individual could remain alive about 7 hours in the 66 degree temperature water.

On the night he went missing, there were 10-foot seas and winds up to 26 mph. His life jacket was found in his cabin.

A Holland America statement on the search did not give details on the man or how he may have fallen overboard.

Search At Sea Suspended

“The Coast Guard was notified at 3 p.m. on Friday that the cruise ship Amsterdam was missing a crewmember,” said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Brooksann Epiceno. “And that was about 1100 miles east of Hilo and on the Big Island.”

The vessel had just finished a tour of Hawai’i and was bound for Mexico and San Diego, California.

The lost crewman stopped the voyage cold.

So, late in the day the search was suspended and the man remained lost at sea.

The ship is operated by Holland America Line.

The company released a statement that said the safety and security of guests and crew is a top priority.

Officials also offered prayers to the victim and to his family.

February 19th, 2006 at 04:58pm Posted by | Cruise ship, Missing, Missing Adult | one comment