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49 Year Old U.S. Diplomat James Hogan Missing in Curacao Since September 24, 2009 (UPDATE: DNA Match to Bloody Clothes)

49 year old US diplomat James Hogan ha been missing on the Caribbean Island of Curacao since Thursday, September 24, 2009; however, was officially reported a day later.

Rescuers searching for a U.S. diplomat led sniffer dogs over beaches Wednesday as technicians prepared to comb the sea floor with a robotic device for traces of a vice consul who vanished on this Dutch Caribbean island last week.

Curacao prosecutors said James Hogan, 49, was reported missing Friday morning by his wife. He apparently left his home to go for a walk the night before.

On Wednesday, searchers scoured coastal areas for Hogan after passers-by found blood-spattered clothes on Baya Beach. A spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, Ludmila Vicento, told Radio Netherlands Worldwide that the clothes match descriptions given by his wife.

No trace of missing US consul James Hogan

“Mr Hogan’s wife reported her husband missing on Friday morning. We’re not excluding any scenarios. The clothes found match the description given by Mrs Hogan. The area where Mr Hogan used to take walks has been combed, as well as the area where the traces were found. We are being helped by the US Navy, which happened to have a ship with a helicopter in the vicinity of CuraƧao. No FBI agents are involved in the investigation at this point, but US agencies may become active here if we invite them. The Netherlands has sent a couple of specialist detectives with search dogs.”

Earlier disappearances are still fresh in the memory of the Netherlands Antillean people. Dutch trainee nurse Marlies van der Kouwe was killed on Bonaire, while on Aruba US teenager Natalee Holloway disappeared without trace.

UPDATE I: Witnesses saw missing US diplomat before he disappeared.

Tips considered credible began trickling in after police on the Dutch Caribbean island posted fliers with numbers that people could call anonymously, according to police spokesman Reggie Huggins.

“We have talked to quite a lot of people that one way or another have helped,” he said, declining to release further details.

UPDATE II: The Bloody Clothes Found on Beach in Curacao Belong to Missing James Hogan

There is a DNA match to the bloody clothes found on the beach in Curacao and that of missing US vice consul James Hogan. The Netherlands forensic institute has confirmed that there is a DNA match.

Curacao – The DNA research by the Netherlands forensic institute confirmed that blood traces found on clothing and beach of Curacao belong to missing US vice consul James Hogan.

The United States said Thursday it has been searching for the US vice consul in the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao since his wife reported him missing last Friday.

The local authorities announced that a mobile telephone had been found in the sea.

Curacao confirms blood traces from James Hogan

The latest statement issued by the Public Prosecutor’s Office for the Dutch Antilles confirmed that blood traces found on clothing and on the ground nearby are a match for Mr Hogan, who went missing eight days ago. The local authorities announced that a mobile telephone had been found in the sea and was being investigated further.
An intensive search has been underway for Mr Hogan since his wife reported him missing last Friday. The local police are getting support from both The Netherlands and US agencies, and the American and Dutch navies are also involved.

September 30th, 2009 at 10:03pm Posted by | abduction, Missing, Missing Adult | 3 comments

15 Year Old Joshua Williams Missing in Orange City, FL … Missing Child Alert Issued 09/19/09

15 year old Joshua Williams has been missing since Friday, September 18, 2009 when he was last seen leaving River Springs Middle School around 3:30 pm.

Authorities said Joshua was riding his blue bicycle when he was last seen, but he never showed up at home.

The FDLE listed him as a possible runaway in the alert.

Joshua Williams Description:

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert early Saturday morning for Joshua Williams. He’s described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, black pants and white with silver sneakers.


If you have seen Joshua Williams, or know where he might be, call the Orange City Police Department at (386) 775-9999.

September 19th, 2009 at 10:59am Posted by | child welfare, Missing, Missing Children, Runaway | no comments

Haleigh Cummings Missing Persons Case: Pond in Putnam County Drained

Where is Haleigh Cummings?

After months with no activity, there certainly have been many developments since the arrest Haleigh_Cummings_familyof Hank Croslin, Misty Cummings brother less than 24 hours earlier on an unrelated firearms charge. Coincidence?

Satsuma, FL–  In the latest developments in the case of missing 6 year old Satsuma girl Haleigh Cummings, deputies are searching the woods and draining a pond on Stokes Landing Road.

It is being reported that Haleigh Cummings’ body was not found after the pond was dredged; however, Major Gary Bowling of the County Sheriff’s Office told stated that a search would be conducted in the area of the drained lake during the weekend.

Get updates at Blink on Crime and you can also discuss the case, provide your opinion and read others at Scared, Missing Persons Forum: Haleigh Cummings.

September 19th, 2009 at 10:20am Posted by | Missing | no comments

Tip of Possible Sighting Leads Search for Missing Haleigh Cummings to Cape Cod, Massachusetts

A tip of a possible sighting of Haleigh Cummings has led investigators from Florida to the Bay State.


The search for missing 6 year old Haleigh Cummings has moved to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Investigators traveled to South Yarmouth, Massachusetts as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings. Timothy Croslin, the brother of Haleigh’s stepmother, and his wife were questioned after a possible sighting of the girl at an area Walmart.

According to reports, the police questioned the couple Saturday at the South Yarmouth state police barracks.

A Cape Cod couple has been questioned in the case of a missing Florida girl who disappeared from her father’s mobile home in February.

The Cape Cod Times reported Florida authorities questioned the couple Saturday at the South Yarmouth state police barracks about Haleigh Cummings. Authorities have not said why they were questioned. No other details were given.

Investigators interviewed Timothy Croslin and his wife as they searched for clues that might help them find Haleigh Cummings.

Croslin’s sister, Misty, 17, was the last person to see Haleigh. She told police she tucked the little girl into bed the night of Feb. 10 while her boyfriend, and Haleigh’s father, Ronald Cummings, 25, was away at work.

Misty, who police say is not a suspect, has given authorities conflicting details of what happened that evening and flunked a lie-detector test.

Cape family questioned about missing Fla. girl

“This is an ongoing investigation and the state police detectives assigned to my office are assisting the Florida authorities,” O’Keefe said last night.

“I’m not going to make any comments regarding an ongoing investigation.”

Haleigh Cummings has been missing since February 10, 2009.

September 7th, 2009 at 09:56pm Posted by | Haleigh Cummings, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures | one comment

Melisa Brady Sloan Missing since May 1, 1994 in Orlando, FL

23 year old Melisa Brady Sloan has been missing since May 1, 1994 from Orlando, FL. She was last seen at her apartment on South Kirkman Road in Orlando, Florida. Since her disappearance there have been no clues or signs of the missing nurse, Melisa Brady Sloan.

Melisa Maureen (Brady) Sloan

Melisa Brady Sloan

According to Melisa’s husband, John Sloan, she packed up her belongings and left. Her family reported her missing after not hearing from her. She has not been seen or heard from since. At the time of her disappearance, Melisa was working as a nurse in Orlando, Florida.


Melisa Brady Sloan disappeared just 10 days before she was supposed to go to court to testify against her husband in a domestic violence case.

Melisa Brady Sloan’s sister Melanie Brady Drury stated that the relationship between between Melissa and John Sloan was a whirl wind romance. She also stated that John was very controlling of her sister.

They dated only a few months before marrying quickly. Within weeks of the wedding, they moved to Orlando. Her family was concerned about the move because they barely knew this new man in Melisa’s life.

“He was very controlling of her, and that’s when the physical violence between them began,” Drury said.

As per CNN, this was the final time that Melisa Brady Sloan was last seen by anyone other than her husband.

According to police, Melisa Sloan was with a good friend when she was last seen by anyone other than her husband. She and the friend, a paramedic who worked at the hospital, left work together to go to a street fair, and Sloan did not return home until 2:30 a.m., police said.

The next afternoon, she was captured on a video surveillance camera withdrawing $20 from an ATM.

At the Sloans’ apartment, police found none of Melisa’s personal items, clothes or shoes. The apartment looked as if she had never lived there. All that was left was an old bathrobe, hung on the back of the bathroom door, and her beloved cat, police said.

“She would never leave that cat behind, that cat was like her baby,” said her sister, Drury. As police searched the home, they found that one of the bedrooms was unfurnished, with only a rifle and knife propped against a wall, said Detective Andre Boren of the Orlando Police.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Melisa Brady Sloan is asked to call the Orlando Police Department at 321-235-5300.

September 7th, 2009 at 12:32pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | no comments

19 Month Old Missing Toddler Cameron Fenton Abducted by His Father Carlton Fenton on 9/5/09 in Homewood, AL

Police are on the look out for 25 year old Carlton Fenton and his 19 month old son Cameron Fenton.

Cameron Fenton_abducted

Cameron Fenton is missing as he was abducted by his father Carlton Fenton from an IHOP in restaurant in Homewood, AL on Saturday, 9/5/09. It is believed that Carlton Fenton is heading toward New York. Fenton could be driving a 2002 black Chevy Tahoe truck with New York license plate tagged EJU1337.

Authorities say the toddler was taken from his mother at the IHOP restaurant in Homewood by the Carlton Fenton on Saturday.
It’s believed that Fenton may be heading toward New York with the toddler.
Investigators say Fenton could be driving a 2002 black Chevy Tahoe truck with New York license plate tagged EJU1337.

The Jefferson County DA’s office has signed a Felony warrant on Carlton Fenton for the abduction.

The parents of the missing child were in the midst of a custody battle at the time of the abduction, and while they each had joint custody, investigator James Evans says what the father did was illegal.

Cameron Fenton Description:

19 month old Cameron is described as a black, male toddler, wearing cornrows, a blue Nike short set, and Winnie the Pooh shoes.

Carlton Fenton Description:

The father Carlton Fenton is described as a black, balding male, with a tattoo of a lion on his left bicep. He was last seen wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans and black tennis shoes.

If you have any information on this matter please call Homewood Police at (205) 332 6862.

September 6th, 2009 at 05:59pm Posted by | abduction, kidnapped, Missing Adult, Missing Children, Pictures | 2 comments

3 Year Old Native American boy Ashton Lee Beavis Missing Since August 20, 2009 … Kidnapped by Parents Shawna Dee & Reginald Frank Beavis

3 year old Ashton Lee Beavis, a Native American boy, has been missing since August 20, 2009 after he was kidnapped by his parents. Shawna Dee & Reginald Frank Beavis after the couple fled Keizer, Oregon, after a tribal court issued a court order that their son be taken into protective custody because of the parents’ failure to comply with court-ordered drug treatment.


Parents, Reginald Frank Beavis & Shawna Dee Beavis

The boy, Ashton Lee Beavis, is a Native American boy with black hair and brown eyes. He is about two-and-a-half feet tall and weighs 50 pounds. Keizer police do not have a photograph of him.

There is a statewide warrant in Oregon for the arrest of his father, Reginald Frank Beavis, for contempt of court. He is 40 years old, five feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 155 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Police describe Ashton’s mother, Shawna Dee Beavis, 38, as five feet, five inches tall, weighing 155 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

They might be driving a red 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the Oregon license plate WCT-059.

It is believe the couple along with missing Ashton Lee Beavis might be in the Seattle, WA area.

Anyone who sees them, or knows of their whereabouts, is asked to contact Detective Tim Lathrop of the Keizer Police Department at 503-390-3713, or contact local authorities.

September 6th, 2009 at 10:27am Posted by | kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures | no comments

Missing Since September 4, 2009 Wyatt Thomas Smitsky … Body Found in Septic Tank (Deceased)

4 year old Wyatt Thomas Smitsky had been missing since September 4, 2009 when he was last seen at home. He was reported missing by his family around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Sadly, the body of Wyatt Smitsky was found on Saturday stuffed in a septic tank. Police say the boy’s body was found around 12:45 p.m. Saturday after searchers drained a septic tank on property near his home in Greene Township, Beaver County, PA.

Police have described the case as a homicide and have a suspect in custody.

Authorities in western Pennsylvania say the body of a missing 4-year-old boy has been found stuffed in a septic tank. A suspect is in custody.

State police in Beaver County said Wyatt Smitsky was last seen outside his family’s Greene Township home shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Trooper Robert Lagoon says a septic tank on a neighboring property was drained Saturday and the boy’s body was found. He says authorities “have a known suspect and anticipate filing charges.”

An autopsy has been set for Sunday.

Missing Pa. Toddler Found Dead; Charges Will Be Filed

After an investigation led by Pennsylvania state police, the FBI and the district attorney’s office, authorities have announced that charges will be filed in the death of a 4-year-old child found dead after an extensive search near Hookstown, Beaver County, Pa, about 30 minutes from Weirton, W.Va.

Police have not named a specific person, but they did say that someone will be charged with homicide following the conclusion of an autopsy scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday.

September 6th, 2009 at 09:53am Posted by | abduction, autopsy, Found Deceased, Missing Children | one comment

Michael King Found Guilty of Kidnapping, Rape and Murder of Denise Amber Lee .. Jury Recommends Death Penalty

A 12 person jury has convicted Michael King of the kidnapping, rape and murder of 31 year old Denise Amber Lee. Thankfully, it took the jury less than three hours to find this waste of human debris guilty and the recommend that King deserves to die for his crime.


The death penalty vote serves as a recommendation for Judge Deno Economou, who will sentence King later this fall.

Minutes after handing down the decision, three female jurors agreed to talk with reporters about the three-week trial and the vote for death.

Philippa Steele started by reading a statement, “This was an extremely difficult decision to make. Our hearts go out to both families because we realize both have suffered.”

Judge rules Michael King competent for penalty phase.

Denise Amber Lee went missing on January 17, 2008 when she was abducted from her North Port, FL home by Michael King. Denise Amber Lee would later be found in a shallow grave in Sarasota County.

September 5th, 2009 at 06:47pm Posted by | abduction, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Rape, sex offender, sexual assault | no comments

Oscar, Karla and Fernando Casanova Found in Mexico … Missing Since 2008

Missing since 2008, an AMBER ALERT has ended as Oscar, Karla and Fernando Casanova were found in Mexico safe. The three children had been missing since April 11, 2008 after their mother was found dead with a plastic bag over her head in her home.


Oscar, Karla and Fernando Found Safe in Mexico City, Mexico

The Chicago police announced Friday that Oscar, Karla and Fernando Casanova were placed under the custody of a family member after they were flown to the city from Mexico City.

They were missing since April 2008 after their mother, Sofia Garcia, 30, was found dead inside the closet of their home in the Northwest Side.

Police are still investigating the homicide case.

Their father, Benito Casanova, who had been named in an arrest warrant on child abduction charges, is not in custody.

September 5th, 2009 at 05:14pm Posted by | abduction, Amber Alert, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures | no comments