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8 Year Old William Pilkenton of Washington State Missing Since 2/15/08 on Vancouver Island, Canada

William Pilkenton, 8, of Washington State went missing  Friday, February 15, William Pilkenton2008 while vacationing with his parents on Vancouver Island on a beach at the edge of Tonquin Park.

The boy was last seen just after 10 a.m. on a beach at the edge of Tonquin Park, according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He apparently was playing near the shoreline about 35 feet from his parents just before he disappeared.

The boy’s parents, David and Camilla Pilkenton, were in shock after the disappearance of their son William, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Dave Lucas said.

“I don’t know what a big enough word is,” Lucas said as he tried to describe the parents’ anguish.

Search resumes Saturday for missing eight-year-old from U.S

TOFINO – Volunteers, police and search and rescue personnel resumed a frantic search Saturday around Tofino, trying to find an eight-year-old Washington state boy last seen playing on a rocky beach.

William Pilkenton and his father David were walking along the rocky shore of Duffin Cove, near a bed and breakfast where the family was staying. The older Pilkenton left his son for a moment and when he returned, the boy was missing.

An RCMP dog team brought in Friday night went out again early Saturday and another dog team was scheduled to join the search later in the day.

Garth Cameron of Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue said an RCMP dive team would also join the search.

An RCMP helicopter with infrared capacity to detect body heat also began flying over the area.

Massive search in B.C. for missing 8-year-old

 UPDATE I: Official search for lost Washington boy ends, but local searchers on lookout

TOFINO, B.C. – The official search for a lost seven-year-old boy has ended but local airlines, boating companies and others will remain on the lookout for any sign of the child.

Search co-ordinator Garth Cameron said none of the search and rescue crews were going out Monday and those from other parts of Vancouver Island have gone home. “Our SAR group is still recovering,” Cameron said.

After scouring Tofino and the surrounding area since Friday, Cameron said searchers concluded that William Pilkenton probably was lost in the waters off the rocky beach where he was last seen playing.

“It’s a high probability that he’s in the water,” said Cameron.

February 16th, 2008 at 03:12pm Posted by | child welfare, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures, Search and Rescue | no comments

Missing Millionaire Adventurer Steve Fossett Officially Declared Dead

Its official, millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett was declared deceased by an Steve_Fossett2Illinois judge. It is hard to believe after all the dangerous adventures that Steve Fossett attempted in his life time, that he would disappear and never been found after heading out on a simple plane flight. He was always risking life and limb in an effort to set adventure records. Steve Fossett lived on the edge. It would appear that is where he died as well. Rest in peace … Steve Fossett.

An Illinois judge yesterday declared the legal death of millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who vanished during a routine flight in September. His wife petitioned for the legal declaration, and the judge said there was no reason to believe he intentionally disappeared.

Steve Fossett declared legally dead

A Cook County probate judge on Friday declared wealthy Chicago adventurer Steve Fossett legally dead almost half a year after a plane he piloted disappeared over the Nevada desert.

After a two-hour hearing, Circuit Judge Jeffrey Malak agreed with witnesses who said Fossett had no reason to disappear intentionally and probably died Sept. 3, the day he disappeared.

“I believe the evidence is more than sufficient,” he said.

Fossett’s wife, Peggy, and lawyers for his estate filed a petition in November seeking to have him declared dead. No one opposed the request.

Because Fossett’s body hasn’t been found, his wife’s lawyers presented evidence to overcome the legal rule that people missing for fewer than seven years are presumed to be alive.

Tycoon Fossett declared dead

Missing millionaire Steve Fossett declared dead

February 16th, 2008 at 02:46pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | 2 comments

Has Body of Missing Brianna Denison been Found … Body of Female Found in Field in South Reno, NV

Brianna Denison has been missing since January 20, 2008 when she was abducted by a serial rapist linked by DNA to a string of attacks near the University of Nevada, Reno campus. It now appears that a female body has been found and removed about 4:30 p.m. and taken to the Washoe County Coroner’s Office.

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Dozens of police officers searched for evidence in a field where the body of a woman was found Friday but declined to speculate whether it was that of Brianna Denison, a 19-year-old college student missing since she was abducted nearly a month ago.

A worker found the body about noon in a brush-covered field on the city’s south side near a light industrial area, Reno police spokesman Steve Frady said.

“There has been a lot of speculation, a lot of rumor about a possible connection with the disappearance of Brianna Denison. At this point we have no information to link that case with this one,” Frady said at a briefing.

About 45 law enforcement and crime lab personnel, including three FBI agents, remained at the scene before night fell.

Frady said the time and cause of death would be determined by an autopsy scheduled Saturday. Authorities have “no ID, not even a tentative ID,” he said.

UPDATE I: Body found in southeast Reno being moved

Authorities are moving the body of a woman found today in southeast Reno.

Spokesman Steve Frady earlier refused to comment on whether the investigation into the dead body is related to the abduction of Brianna Denison.

FOX NEWS: Is Body Found that of Missing Brianna Denison?

UPDATE II: Autopsy to Tell if Body Is Missing Reno Kidnap Victim, Brianna Denison

A worker found the woman’s body about noon Friday in a brush-covered field on the city’s south side near a light industrial area. The field is about eight miles south of the house near the University of Nevada, Reno campus where Denison was last seen in the early morning hours of Jan. 20.

“There has been a lot of speculation, a lot of rumor about a possible connection with the disappearance of Brianna Denison. At this point we have no information to link that case with this one,” Reno police spokesman Steve Frady said.

UPDATE III: Female Body ID’d as that of Missing Brianna Denison

RENO, Nev. —  Police say the body of a woman found in a field in Reno is that of a college student missing since she was abducted nearly a month ago.

The body of 19-year-old Brianna Denison was discovered Friday in a grown-over lot by a business park on the city’s south side. Police confirmed Saturday that the body was hers.

Autopsy results confirm that body is that of missing teen Brianna Denison

Reno Police confirm that the body found Friday in South Reno is that of missing Reno teen Brianna Denison. 

Police say that Denison was strangled to death, and her body had been in South Reno for at least a week. 

In a press conference, Police say they believe Denison’s kidnapper and murderer is still in the Reno area.  They also believe he is a serial rapist.   Police found DNA evidence at the scene of the crime that they say links the suspect to other sexual assaults near the UNR campus.

They describe the suspect as white man with light brown/dirty blonde hair.  He is 5’8” to 5′ 10” with a slender to medium build. The victim said the suspect was wearing a dark hooded pull over sweat shirt with no zippers or markings, athletic type nylon silver sweat pants with black stripes, and white tennis shoes.

February 16th, 2008 at 12:39am Posted by | abduction, autopsy, Brianna Denison, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, kidnapped, Missing, Missing College Student | one comment