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Jerry D. White Arrested, Mother (Kimberly N. Walker) and Family of Four Found Safe

There is good new to report in the abduction of 31 year old Kimberly Walker and her four missing children: 9-year-old Jaylan, Justin, 8; Kyara, 6; and 16-month-old Kayla. All have been found safe and are well. They were found Tuesday night in a hotel. Jerry D. White, 30, was arrested.


ELKHART, Ind. – A mother and her four children were found safe Tuesday night at a motel just miles from where police said the father shot a man and abducted them three days earlier, authorities said. He was arrested as he tried to escape through an air duct.

Jerry D. White, 30, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and several counts of confinement, police said.

Investigators were able to trace the family to the Sleepy Hollow motel, about 6 miles from Walker’s home, in part because Walker had made three calls to relatives from a nearby pay phone saying they were safe, said Detective Sgt. Bill Wargo.

Officers knocked on the door of the motel room about 8 p.m. Tuesday and heard rumbling inside, after which Walker opened the door. (Yahoo News)

A truly tremendous job by all law enforcement to bring this to a safe ending.

January 23rd, 2007 at 11:11pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, child welfare, Found Alive, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing Children | no comments

Did Joshua Thurber have Past Allegations (Lewd & Lascivious behavior) Prior to Death of Jodi Sanderholm?

Its being reported that the man, Joshua Thurber, accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering Jodi Sanderholm had past allegations against him. Allegations that seemed to have gone by the wayside as Thurber was never charged. It does appear that Thurber did have run-ins with the law. When will we ever learn that a criminal element escalates their crimes until all too often it becomes murder.

An Ark City woman claims Joshua Thurber tried to abduct her niece. Loretta Caballero says last April her 11-year-old niece was held by Thurber, against her will.

According to police reports, the young girl was asked by a friend of her mom to help the friend translate a conversation with Thurber. The friend didn’t speak English very well, so the 11-year-old girl tried to help.

The girl says the woman and Thurber started fighting, and Thurber refused to take them home. Instead, he kept them in his car and drove farther away from town. The girl also says Thurber was exposing himself to both of them.

In the end, both girls jumped from the moving car, ran to a nearby home and called police.

Police showed the girl a photo lineup and she immediately picked out Thurber’s picture. (KAKE)

It always seems the case that when predators get away with lesser crimes, they are destined to do it again and escalate the violence until they get caught. We are still trying to understand how the “lewd and lascivious” behavior was allowed to go without incident.

The police reports called the case criminal restraint, endangering a child and lewd and lascivious behavior. But days and weeks went by without an arrest. To this day Thurber has never been charged with these crimes.

Cowley County Attorney Chris Smith says the case was eventually turned over to his office but there wasn’t enough evidence to file charges. It would be Mariela’s word against Thurber’s and Mariela admitted she got in his car willingly.

January 23rd, 2007 at 11:01pm Posted by | child welfare, Exploitation, Exploited, Jodi Sanderholm | one comment

Joana Sanchez, 14, Missing Since January 18, 2007 in Orange County, TX

14 year old Joana Sanchez has been missing since January 18, 2007. She was last seen boarding a school bus in the morning and has not been seen from since. She has contacted her parents since her disappearance; however, her whereabouts is unknown.

She has contacted her family on two occasions since then but has not returned home. It is unknown who she may be with. She was in the Beaumont area last night. (KFDM)

Link to picture of Joana Sanchez


  • 14 years of age
  • light complexion
  • long curly brown hair
  • brown eyes
  • 5′ tall
  • 103 pounds
  • She was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue jean skirt, and black leather shoes.
  • She may have been wearing a black jacket or sweater with MEXICO inscribed on the back.

January 23rd, 2007 at 07:02pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Teen | 2 comments to Distribute on-line Amber Alerts to its Subscribers has teamed up with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to distribute Amber Alerts to is on-line community. has recently come under fire for the exposure it creates to younger subscribers and predators. The on-line alerts will begin today on MySpace. MySpace still has a ways to go in protecting its on-line networking community; however, this addition of on-line Amber alerts makes sense. Teenagers and those of college age that predominately make up MySpace would be the first to know if teens had gone missing. Disseminating the information and fast internet responses may help enable police in the battle to find missing persons.

The online alerts, which will begin Tuesday, will be sent to all users in the ZIP codes where it was issued. They will appear in a small text box at the top of a user’s portfolio. The user can click on the box for more information, including a photo of the missing child and a description of the suspect. (CBS News)

MySpace also announced two safety features designed to protect members’ privacy.

The site will now require people signing up for an account to provide a working e-mail address and verify their identity by responding to an e-mail sent to the listed address. This is a practice common with other online services, but MySpace has been hesitant thus far because of fears the confirmation messages might end up mistakenly in spam filters. The site, open only to those 14 and over, will also offer a tool to prevent any member under age 18 from being contacted by adults, and vice versa. The tool, however, is optional and relies on self-reported ages. (Fox Reno)

My Space still has a ways to go in providing safety to its users as there is presently a law suit by four families against the networking internet giant. to Send Out Amber Alerts

MORE SAFETY FEATURES As part of its safety program, MySpace now requires all new members to register with a valid e-mail address, which they say helps law enforcement track down potential predators. New applicants will receive a verification e-mail with a link requiring them to click back and verify their identity. U.S. senators Charles Schumer and John McCain said last month they planned to introduce legislation that would require convicted sex offenders to register active e-mail addresses, expanding the existing requirements that they register personal information with local municipalities. The database of e-mail addresses would let social networking sites like MySpace bar offenders from their services by cross-checking new applicants against the database. (FOX)

January 23rd, 2007 at 04:58pm Posted by | Amber Alert, Internet, Missing, Missing Children, Missing Teen, My, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, sex offender | no comments

Linoshka Torres, 18, and Luis Campos, 20, Missing Since Jan 6, 2007 in TX

Linoshka Torres and Luis Campos have been missing since Saturday, January 6, 2007. They have not been seen since they picked up their vehicle at the home of a mechanic. Investigators believe that the couples disappearance is a result of a kidnapping. Linoshka Torres is pregnant and due to have her baby in April.


Linoshka Torres, 18, and Luis Campos, 20, drove another car to a house near Kiest Boulevard and Polk Street on Saturday afternoon, police said. The mechanic wasn’t home, so the couple waited in his driveway. Within a few hours, Ms. Torres and Mr. Campos had vanished, and the car they were driving was left behind.

Ms. Torres’ sister Michelle Torres said the keys were left in the ignition and the couple’s cellphones were still inside. Family members said that the couple recently moved in together and that Ms. Torres is about six months pregnant. Police had found no indication of foul play and were unsure what happened to the couple. (Dallas Morning News)

Police search for missing Duncanville couple

“It’s very unlike her, very unlike her,” said Michelle Torres, Linoshka’s sister. “She would call us every day.”

Torres, who the family said is anemic, is expecting a baby girl in just a few months and has had a complicated pregnancy.

“That’s the main concern we have right now with her, because she’s a little tiny girl,” said Rachell Torres, Linoshka’s other sister. “She only weighs, even pregnant, about 105 pounds.”

When the two vanished, they left behind their cell phones, car keys and other belongings.

“I actually believe someone took them,” Michelle Torres said. “I don’t know what’s the reason or anything. I think someone has them against their will or something.” (WFAA)

Missing pregnant teen’s family criticizes search

UPDATE I: $10,000 reward for information that helps find a missing Duncanville couple.

UPDATE II: Hope fading for families of missing pair from North Texas

January 23rd, 2007 at 12:29am Posted by | abduction, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing Teen, Reward | one comment