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43 Year Old Nancy Cobbs Missing Since April 24, 2009 in Cleveland, OH

43 year old Nancy Cobbs has been missing since April 24, 2009 when she left her home in Cleveland, OH to go to a neighborhood store. She was never seen or heard from again. Cobbs is a mother of three children and a grandmother.

Nancy Cobbs

Nancy Cobbs Description:

  • 5 feet 3 inches
  • 125 pound
  • last seen wearing blue jean capris, a white blouse and black leather jacket.
  • Cobbs was healthy and had no medical issues.

If you have any information on her disappearance, contact the Cleveland Police Department at 216-623-1234, or the Fourth District Police Station at 216-623-5400.

UPDATE I: Could missing Nancy Cobbs have been a victim of convicted sex offender and suspected murderer Anthony Sowell?

Six bodies were discovered at the home of convicted sex offender Anthony E. Sowell when police came to his Cleveland residence to arrest him on a rape charge. The question by many family and frinds of missing 43 year old Nancy Cobbs is whether she was one of Sowell’s victims.

People in the neighborhood wondered about the identity of the bodies in Sowell’s house. Family and friends of Nancy Cobbs feared one of them might be Cobbs, who has been missing since April.  

“I just need to know if it’s her,” sobbed Kyana Hunt, Cobbs’ daughter, who held up a flyer which has been circulating in the neighborhood, seeking information about the missing woman who was last seen walking to a store on April 23.  

Denise Patton, a relative of Cobbs said, “When we heard about something like this so close to him, we kind of figure that’s it. That’s my worst fear.”  

“She (Cobbs) only lived one street away and no one has heard from her, and that’s not like her.”  

October 31st, 2009 at 03:06pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | 3 comments

Coast Guard Recovers Body of One Missing Navy Pilot, Second Pilot Still Missing (Lt. John Joseph & Lt. Bret Travis Miller)

The Navy reports the T-34 Trainer, a single-engine prop plane, is missing and showed no problems before disappearing from radar on Wednesday afternoon, October 28, 2009.

The Coast Guard has announced that they have recovered one of the bodies of the two pilots that went missing on Wednesday when their plane went missing from the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, TX  near San Jose Island.

They did not release the name of the pilots recovered; however, the Navy had previously released the names and said that 29 year old Lt. John Joseph Houston and 30 year old Lt. Bret Travis Miller were on board the Navy T-34C Turbomentor training plane.

Navy Identifies 2 Missing Pilots

October 31st, 2009 at 10:39am Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing Military, Search and Rescue | no comments

The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Sunday, October 25, 2009 – Special Guests: Wendy Murphy, Dawna Kaufman and Stacy Dittrich


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Tonight Dana Welcomes Special Guests:

  • Author Dawna Kaufman discussing the Elizabeth Smart Case
  • Former DA and Author Wendy Murphy will be discussing the Balloon Boy Case. What next for Falcon Heene and his parents, Richard Heene & Mayumi Heene who perpetrated this hoax and admitted it.
  • Stacy Dittrich, former law enforcement officer and former detective specializing in sex crime investigations and author will be discussing her new book, Behind the Badge.

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October 25th, 2009 at 05:11pm Posted by | child welfare, Scared Monkeys Radio | no comments

15 Year Old Charged with First Degree Murder in the Death of 9 Year Old Elizabeth Olten

A 15 year old juvenile has been charged with first degree murder in the death of 9 year old Elizabeth_Olten2Elizabeth Olten.  Elizabeth Olten went missing on October 21, 2009 and was found 2 days later in a wooded area by investigators.

Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and volunteers began searching for the girl quickly, and continued that search Thursday and Friday, until Elizabeth’s body was found about 2:40 p.m. Friday.

“It was in the woods, several hundred yards away from the houses,” White said. “We had been (searching) through that area more than once.

“The body was very well concealed.”

He would not be more specific about how the body was hidden, or whether the place where it was found also was the crime scene.

The name and gender of the juvenile charged has not been released. However, the unnamed teenage suspect is not related to Elizabeth but was acquainted with her and is from the same area just west of Jefferson City.

Authorities said Saturday that a 15-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of a 9-year-old central Missouri girl found in the woods two days after she went missing.

Police did not release the teen’s gender or name and provided few other details about the person suspected of killing Elizabeth Olten. Cole County Sheriff Greg White has said the teenage suspect is not related to Elizabeth but was acquainted with her and is from the same area just west of Jefferson City.

According to Missouri state law, children as young as 12 can be charged as adults with first-degree murder.

With Olten’s body, came the formal charge from Juvenile Court Administrator Michael Couty.

“Alleging a 15-year-old committed an offensive murder in the first degree,” Couty concluded.

Stringent Missouri juvenile laws protect most information in the case.

565.020. — First degree murder, penalty–person under sixteen years of age not to receive death penalty

October 25th, 2009 at 09:17am Posted by | abduction, arrested, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | 3 comments

Missing Family: Bobby Jamison, Sherrilynn Jamison and 6 Year Old Madyson Jamison Missing Since 10/7/09 in Latimer County, OK

The family of Bobby Jamison, Sherrilynn Jamison and their 6 year old child Madyson Jamison have been missing since October 7, 2009, although they were not officially reported missing until October 17. Their white pick truck was found on October 17 on Panola Mountain about 30 miles from the family’s Eufaula home with a little dog inside. The family was no where to be found.

Inside the Latimer County sheriff’s department found money, coats, cell phones and the family’s dog.

During a search on Friday, investigators found a pocket knife. Sheriff Israel Beauchamp said pictures of the knife would be shown to the Jamison’s family members to determine if it was a knife the couple owned.


Missing family: Bobby, Sherrilynn and Madyson Jamison (Fox 23)

“It was reported to us on Saturday, Oct. 17,” Wells said. “Some people called and said a vehicle had been sitting by the side of the road for some time with an animal in it.

“Their white pickup was found on Panola Mountain, near Red Oak,” said Latimer County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chuck Wells. Law enforcement officers found the pick-up Saturday parked on a dirt road in an isolated area near a well-site where a natural gas drilling rig had once been, according to Wells.

“When their pick-up truck was found, there was a little dog inside that was still alive,” Wells said. Law enforcement officers also found a sizable amount of cash in the pick-up, he said.

The family was reported to be looking to buy land in the area. However, Sheriff Israel Beauchamp said they are not ruling out foul play.

The search for the missing Jamison family scaled back.

October 25th, 2009 at 08:33am Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Missing Children, Pictures | no comments

9 Year Old Elizabeth Olten Missing Since October 21, 2009 in St. Martins, MO (UPDATE: Found Deceased, Police have Person of Interest)

9 year old Elizabeth Olten has been missing since October 21, 2009 in St Martins, Missouri. Elizabeth Olten left her friends house at approximately 6:15 pm to return home. The distance between the two houses was about a quarter of a mile and the walk should have taken no more than 10 minutes.


Elizabeth Olten never arrived home.

Her family called police when she did not arrive home by 7 p.m

Elizabeth Olten description:

  • 9 years oldElizabeth_Olten2
  • approximately 5’2″ tall
  • weight 102 lbs
  • brown hair
  • brown eyes
  • last seen wearing a pink scarf, shirt and sweater, along with blue jeans and white sneakers.

Authorities to widen search for missing 9-year-old

Cole County Sheriff Greg White said local law enforcement would work  in an expanded search area tomorrow morning as part of a continued effort to locate 9-year-old Elizabeth K. Olten, who disappeared Wednesday night. The original area of interest has been searched thoroughly at least two times by nearly 300 volunteers, White said.

The search for a missing nine year old girl near Jefferson City has been called off for the night and will resume Friday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cole County Sheriff’s Department at 573-634-9100.

UPDATE I: Body of Elizabeth Olten Found in Wooded Area

The search for 9 year old missing Elizabeth Olten has come to a sad and tragic end. Elizabeth Olten’s body was found in a wooded area. Police are also saying that they have a “person of interest”. What is even more bizarre is that the person of interest is a juvenile.

Cole County Sheriff Greg White told reporters Friday that the person of interest and Elizabeth were acquainted. White would not give any details about the person of interest except to say the individual lived in the area west of Jefferson City and was older than Elizabeth.

Police said the juvenile led searchers to the nine-year-old’s body in a wooded area.

Body of missing 9-year-old girl found in central Missouri

Cole County Sheriff Greg White said a juvenile, described only as a “person of interest,” was taken into custody. The juvenile was acquainted with the girl, Elizabeth Olten, White said.

The sheriff not give any details on how Elizabeth died or about the juvenile in custody except to say that the person lived in the area west of Jefferson City and was older than the girl.

White said police found written evidence and that the juvenile led searchers to Elizabeth’s body in a wooded area. He did not elaborate.

UPDATE II: VIDEO from KSHB of the police press conference discussing the discovery of deceased Elizabeth Olten.

The juvenile person of interest is an acquaintance of 9 year old Elizabeth Olten. Her body was found in a heavily wooded area. An arrest has been made of an individual older than Elizabeth Olten.

Discuss the case, provide your opinion and get updates at Scared Missing Persons Forum: Elizabeth Olten.

October 23rd, 2009 at 12:53am Posted by | arrested, child welfare, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures | 2 comments

7 Year Old Somer Renee Thompson Missing Since October 19, 2009 in Orange Park, Florida Walking Home from School

7 year old Somer Renee Thompson has been missing since the afternoon of October 19, Somer Renee Thompson_missing2009 in Orange Park, FL. Somer Renee Thompson was walking home from Grove Park Elementary School at approximately 2:50 pm with her twin brother, her sister and some friends. She ran ahead of the group; however, when Somer’s brother and sister arrived home at about 3:05 pm, she was not home. Somer has not been seen or heard from since.

A statewide Amber Alert for Somer was issued about 9 am by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Could Somer Renee Thompson been the victim of a sexual predator abduction? Police are also investigating whether Somer’s disappearance is related to an event that happened in the area on October 10, when three people unsuccessfully tried to lure 5 year old girl Kaylee Boothroyd into a car.

Police interviewed 57 sex offenders and sexual predators within a three-mile radius. They have since expanded that search area to a five-mile radius to include 37 more.

Cops say there was an attempted abduction in that area 10 days before, but they say are not sure if the incident is related to Somer’s disappearance.

Map of neighborhood

Somer_Thompson Map

H/T: Brandi

Description: Somer Renee Thompson

  • Sex: Female
  • Race: White
  • Age: 7 
  • Height: 3′ 7″
  • Weight: 65 lbs.
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Scars: Somer has a birthmark on her lower right leg. 
  • Location information: Somer was last seen in the area of West Gano Ave. and Debarry Ave. in Orange Park, Fla., walking home from school.
    Last Seen: Orange Park , FL
    Somer was last seen in the area of West Gano Ave. and Debarry Ave. in Orange Park, FL

If anyone has any information regarding the where a bouts of missing Somer Renee Thompson, please contact: Clay County Sheriff’s Office, (877) 227-6911,

The search continued on Tuesday for missing 7 year old Somer Renee Thompson. The police suspect foul play in the 7 year olds disappearance. There were some 150 law enforcement searchers, including tracking dog teams, divers and helicopter units involved in ground and water searches for missing Somer Renee Thompson.

“Obviously we suspect foul play in the fact that she did not come home last night,” said Sgt. Dan Mahla of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. “This is totally out of character for her.”

“In fact, the climate conditions and the age and the size of that child would have made it very very tough for her to survive.”

Police have stated that there have been 150 leads; however, there have been no “persons of interest” named or any physical evidence found that might lead LE to where the missing girl might be. Make that 200 leads and counting.

Volunteers: We Will Search All Night for Somer if Necessary

UPDATE I: Texas EquuSearch Going to Search for Missing Somer Renee Thompson

Texas EquuSearch will begin a search for Somer Renee Thompson, age 7, on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. The Command Center will be located at Orange Park Athletic Association, 1086 Fromhart St., Orange Park, FL 32073. The website for the park is

UPDATE II: Body of Missing Somer Renee Thompson found in Landfill

Sadly, the body of 7 year old Somer Renee Thompson has been found in a Georgia landfill. Investigators have confirmed that the body of a young girl that was found in a Georgia landfill about 50 miles from the Jacksonville, FL area where Somer went missing was Somer Renee Thompson.

Officials from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say that they will not determine, nor disclose, until an autopsy is performed tomorrow morning if the body is that of  little Somer Thompson. Thompson vanished on her mile-long walk home from school Monday in Orange Park, Florida. John Bankhead, spokesman for the GBI tells Fox that the investigators are still at the scene where the body was discovered, but that the body of the young female has been sent to Savannah, GA for the autopsy in the morning.

UPDATE III: The autopsy might just be the piece of the puzzle that provides an arrest and justice for Somer. If Somer Renee Thompson was sexually molested, then there will be DNA evidence that will nail the scumbag(s) that committed this heinous crime. With all of the sex offenders in the area of the abduction, it will be hard to believe that there will not be matching DNA evidence on a database.

 To discuss the case further, provide your own opinions and get further updates … go to Scared Missing Persons Forum: Somer Renee Thompson.

October 21st, 2009 at 12:28am Posted by | abduction, Amber Alert, child welfare, Found Deceased, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures, Somer Renee Thompson, Texas Equusearch | 3 comments

The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Thursday, October 15, 2009 – Special Guests: Blink on Crime, Mark Williams, Robin Sax, Carmen Mercer, Sean Burke and Diane Dimond


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Tonight Dana Welcomes Special Guests:

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October 15th, 2009 at 06:53pm Posted by | Caylee Anthony, Haleigh Cummings, Missing Children, Scared Monkeys Radio | no comments

18 Year Old Keighley Ann Alyea Missing Since 9/29/09 From Overland Park, KS (Missing/Endangered)

18 year old college student Keighley Ann Alyea has been missing since midnight Tuesday, Keighley Ann Alyea_missingSeptember 30, 2009. Keighley Ann Alyea was last seen at her home about midnight Tuesday. Police fear that she is in danger and is listed as a missing/endangered person as she was the victim of domestic violence last week.

 Keighley Ann Alyea description:

  • 5 feet 1 inch tall
  • 113 pounds
  • black hair
  • brown eyes
  • She drives a dark green four-door Mazda 626 with a Kansas license plate 198-BOV. Her car also is missing.

Police are also looking for 22 year old Sean M. Merritt, 22, who has had addresses in Kansas City, Kan.; Baldwin City, Kan.; Grandview; and Olathe.

Anyone with information about Alyea or Merritt is asked to call the Overland Park police at 913-895-6300 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS

UPDATE I: Police Locate Man. Sean M. Merritt, Wanted for Questioning in Disappearance of Missing Teen

The key words here in this statement from police are, “at this time”. According to her father Jame Hayes, since Keighley Ann Alyea went missing, no one on Facebook’s gotten in contact with her … “No text messages, no phone calls, just gone.”

Kansas City, Kan police have located Sean M. Merritt, 22, who was wanted for questioning in the disappearance of Keighley Ann Alyea, 18, who has been missing since Sept. 29.

Overland Park police captain Jim Weaver said Merritt is not a suspect and is not being charged with anything at this time. Weaver said Merritt’s vehicle was spotted Sunday afternoon broken down along I-70 near 18th Street in Kansas City, Kan.

Earlier in the investigation, police interviewed two of Alyea’s ex-boyfriends but have since cleared them as suspects. On Sunday, police turned their attention Merritt.

October 4th, 2009 at 06:52pm Posted by | Endangered Persons Alert, Missing, Missing Teen, Pictures | no comments

16 Year Old Karamjit Kaur Missing in Reno, Nevada Since 9/30/09

16 year old Reno Nevada girl, Karamjit Kaur, has been missing since Wednesday, Karamjit_Kaur_missingSeptember 30, 2009. Police believe that foul play was involved in Karamjit Kaur’s disappearance. Karamjit Kaur went for a bike ride and never returned. The 16 year old girl had came to Nevada only eight weeks ago from East India. She told her family she was was going for a bike ride at about 6:30 p.m. and never returned. Officers found the bike the next afternoon, about a quarter-mile away from her home.

Searchers on foot and ATVs combed fields and other areas Saturday near where a 16-year-old Reno girl was last seen while riding a bicycle.

Police suspect foul play in Wednesday evening’s disappearance of Karamjit Kaur, a North Valleys High School sophomore who moved with her family from East India to Reno eight months ago.

Her father, Surinder Mathon, issued a statement Saturday pleading for her safe return.

“Whoever took her, bring her back safely. Drop her off. We just want her back,” Mathon said. “She is very nice. She is a smart girl.”

Karamjit Kaur Description:

She is described as an East Indian female juvenile, born August 5, 1993, approximately 5’7” tall, 140 pounds, long black hair, brown eyes, scar on forehead, left canine tooth is longer, wearing a black v-neck short sleeve t-shirt, bright blue cotton pajama bottoms, and black flip-flops.

Bring Bri Justice Foundation handing out fliers for missing Karamjit Kaur.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the missing juvenile. Anyone having information relating to this incident should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, Secret Witness at 322-4900, or REMINDER: All calls to Secret Witness remain anonymous, and Secret Witness pays rewards for information on all crimes.

October 4th, 2009 at 12:16pm Posted by | abduction, Missing, Missing Teen, Pictures | no comments