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20 Month Old Toddler Ayla Reynolds Missing Since 12/17/11 in Waterville, ME

20 month old Ayla Reynolds has been missing since 12/17/11 in Waterville, ME. Ayla was last seen sleeping in her bed at about 10 PM Friday night.  Her father, Justin Dipietro, reported her missing Saturday morning when he said he found an empty bed. Waterville police believe that it is possible that Ayla Reynolds let herself out of the house and simply walked away. Or the child was abducted.
The child lives at 29 Violette Ave., off Cool Street. She was last seen wearing green, one-piece pajamas with polka dots and the words “Daddy’s Princess” on them. She is 2 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 30 pounds.
Her left arm is in a sling and soft splint. She has short thin blond hair.
For the full story go to Scared

December 18th, 2011 at 08:05pm Posted by | abduction, Ayla Reynolds, child welfare, Missing, Missing Children | no comments

Missing Madeleine McCann, PI Marcelino Italiano Says She was Kidnapped by Portuguese Pedo Ring & Possibly in the US

Could there finally be a break in the case of missing Maddy McCann?

Madeleine McCann, 3 years old at the time, disappeared in 2007 while on vacation while on vacation with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal. It has often been speculated that Maddy McCann was abducted by pedophile. Now comes the following breaking news from private investigator Marcelino Italiano.

Read the full story at Scared, Maddy McCann kidnapped by Portuguese Pedophile ring?

February 19th, 2011 at 12:45pm Posted by | abduction, Madeleine McCann, Missing, Pedophiles, Sex Trafficking | one comment

22 Year Old Jessica Click-Hill Missing Since September 1995 Abducted at Age 8 Found Safe

Jessica Click-Hill has been missing for 14 years since September 1995 when she went missing at age 8. She simply vanished from her home in Walnut Creek, CA, near San Francisco.   A 22-year-old woman missing more than 14 years has been found safe in California, and her mother is accused of kidnapping her.

A 22-year-old woman missing more than 14 years has been found safe in California, and her mother is accused of abducting her.

Dean Click told police his daughter, Jessica Click-Hill, who was 8, vanished in Sept. 1995 from their home in Walnut Creek, Calif., near San Francisco. He said he believed she may have been taken by his wife at the time, Wendy Hill. A warrant was issued for Hill’s arrest in 1996, but she disappeared. The FBI issued a second arrest warrant in 1997, for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

The mother, Wendy Hill, was arrested after being spotted at a local Claim Jumper restaurant in Monrovia, CA.

March 6th, 2010 at 02:08pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures | no comments

16 Year Old Amy Vargas Missing in Cancun, Mexico Since Jan. 28, 2010



16 Year old Amy Vargas is missing while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico with her grandmother and great grandmother. Amy Vargas went missing on January 28, 2010 where according to Vargas’ grandmother while they were at the pool, Vargas asked to use the restroom and never returned. Vargas  disappeared while taking a bathroom break from a pickup baseball game on the beach Thursday. According to authorities who interviewed resort employees, they believe Amy Vargas left the property with two other men.

Family members said they checked into Great Parnasus Hotel last Saturday and Amy Vargas disappeared on Thursday shortly after she spoke to her mother by phone.

“She said, ‘I’m with grandma. I’m fine. I love you and I’ll see you soon,’” said Vargas’ mother D’An Simmons.

Vargas’ grandmother said while they were at the pool, Vargas asked to use the restroom and never returned.

The family is convinced that she did not leave willingly. Who ever may have taken her knew what they were doing as investigators tried to track Vargas through her cell phone; however,  it appears the phone was turned off shortly after she disappeared.

Eastpointe teen goes missing in Cancun

Simmons is preparing to fly to Chicago, where she will make a plea for an emergency passport to travel to Mexico to help in an effort to find Vargas.

“That is the only thing keeping me calm,” she said of the preparations. “I just want her back safe.”

Simmons said the FBI, police in Mexico and the resort’s security team are working hard to find her daughter and she praised their efforts.

The FBI office in Detroit on Saturday confirmed they had received a missing person report for an area juvenile but declined to comment further on the case.

Simmons said her daughter is no stranger to traveling safely and over the summer visited St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She said Vargas planned this trip to coincide with mid-terms wrapping up at Dakota High School; she is in the 10th grade.

If anyone has any information regarding the missing Amy Vargas please call Cancun police at 998-884-1913.

February 1st, 2010 at 08:18am Posted by | abduction, Mexico, Missing, Missing Teen, Pictures | no comments

11 Year Old New Kent County Girl Alexis Cartwright Missing in Virginia (Update: Girl Found Safe, Father Arrested)

11 year old Alexis Cartwright is missing in New Kent County, VA since Sunday, January 3, 2010.  Alexis Cartwright was last seen at the Cumberland Children’s Hospital in New Kent, and may be in the custody (abducted) of her father, 55-year-old Lemuel Cartwright.  Alexis Cartwright is believed to be in danger. Alexis Cartwright could be headed to Bath, N.C. with a 55-year-old man.

On today’s date at approximately 3:00 p.m. Mr. Lemuel Cartwright of Bath County, North Carolina visited his 11yr old daughter at Cumberland Hospital which is located in New Kent County, Va. Mr. Cartwright’s daughter, Alexis Cartwright is currently in the custody of North Carolina Social Services and was placed at Cumberland Hospital due to certain medical needs.

She was removed from the facility by her father without the permission of North Carolina Social Services or the hospital.

Alexis Cartwright Description:

  • white female – 11 years old
  • 5 foot 3 inches
  • weighing 137 pounds
  • sandy blond hair
  • and blue eyes
  • last seen wearing a blue Aeropostale coat, yellow/green shirt and blue jeans.

Lemuel Cartwright Description:

  • white male – 55 year old
  • 6 foot 7 inches tall
  • brown eyes
  • brown hair
  • He may be driving a blue 1993 Dodge Ram pickup truck with North Carolina plates XYZ – 8450.

Virginia State Police issue endangered child alert for 11-year-old Alexis Cartwright

If anyone has any information, please contact the police at 1-800-822-4453 or (804) 966-9500 or the Virginia State Police at 1-800-VACHILD (822-4453).

UPDATE I:  Police find missing Alexis Cartwright, abduction suspect in Manning and Lemuel R. Cartwright

An 11-year-old girl and the man suspected of abducting her have found in Manning, according to a State Law Enforcement Division press release.

Lemuel R. Cartwright, 56, is accused of abducting his daughter, 11-year-old Alexis Cartwright, on Jan. 3.

Manning police found the two at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy. The girl was in good condition, according to the release.

January 3rd, 2010 at 11:54pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, Endangered Persons Alert, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children | no comments

8 Month Old Arizona Boy Gabriel Scott Johnson Missing Since December 26, 2009

Police are searching for an 8 month old Arizona boy Gabriel Scott Johnson who has been missing since December 26, 2009. Gabriel Scott Johnson was last seen with his mother, 23 year old Elizabeth Johnson. Her car has not been found, it is a white, 1995 Oldsmobile Delta 88, with Arizona license plate AGZ4214.

Tempe, AZ Police media release regarding missing Gabriel Scott Johnson

Authorities do not know why Elizabeth Johnson, 23, was in San Antonio over the course of five days with her son Gabriel, said Sgt. Steve Carbajal, a spokesman for Tempe Police. Police are concerned for the safety of the boy, 8 months old, because his mother made previous threats against him.

On Wednesday, Johnson was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla.,. Gabriel was not with her.

She left Arizona with her son on Dec. 18, arrived here on Dec. 22 and left around Dec. 27, according to a police press release.

Johnson failed to appear on Dec. 28 for a custody hearing in an Arizona courthouse and a warrant was issued for her arrest for custodial interference, Carbajal said.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


  • Missing Date: Dec 27, 2009
  • DOB: May 3, 2009
  • Age: 8 Month(s)
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
  • Height:  2’0″ (61 cm)
  • Weight:  20 lbs (9 kg)
  • Hair Color: Lt. Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Gabriel Scott Johnson, please call Tempe Police at (480) 350-8311 or Silent Witness at (480) 948-6377.

UPDATE I:  Mother Elizabeth Johnson has been arrested in South Florida

Elizabeth Johnson, the 23 year old mother of missing 8 month old Gabriel Scott Johnson who was last seen on Dec. 26 has been arrested by Miami Beach police in Florida.

Elizabeth Johnson, 23, of Tempe, Ariz., was taken into custody Wednesday by Miami Beach police.

Authorities said Johnson disappeared with her 8-month-old son, Gabriel, on Dec. 18 — but the boy remains nowhere to be found.

Officials said they were concerned, because Johnson reportedly made threats to harm the boy in the past.

UPDATE II:  23 year old Elizabeth Johnson Charged with Felony Kidnapping, Child Abuse and Custodial Interference

January 3rd, 2010 at 11:35pm Posted by | abduction, abused, arrested, child welfare, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures | one comment

21 Year Old Kidnapped & Missing Courtney Beard Found Injuried But Alive

Courtney Beard, a mother of two who was kidnapped while going to work at the Green Oak Township Olive Garden by her ex-boyfriend 23 year old Brandon Jay Smith of South Lyon from the parking lot at about 5:20 p.m. Friday after a “physical altercation” occurred as the woman was heading to work.

Kidnapped Courtney Beard found injured by alive

It was first believed Smith had a gun, but witnesses said he had a knife, police said.

Antrim County sheriff’s deputies found Beard at about 5:49 a.m. Saturday at a remote hunting cabin north of Mancelona that Green Oak Township Police Chief Robert Brookins said belongs to a Smith family member.

There is good news in the end from this story as Courtney Beard was found injured but alive in Antrim County early Saturday morning. Courtney Beard suffered from wounds and hypothermia.

Beard had been injured and was suffering from hypothermia from reportedly walking for several hours in the snow to reach the cabin. She was flown by helicopter to Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord for emergency medical treatment.

The nature of her other injuries was not immediately known. The reason for the altercation also was not immediately known, but police said Smith was on electronic tether from a domestic violence case involving Beard. His criminal record also includes a misdemeanor conviction for assault and battery.

Brandon Jay Smith was also at the cabin with Courtney Beard and was taken into custody and arrested.  It is reported by police that Brandon Jay Smith is on probation in connection with a recent assault against Courtney Beard.  Beard’s family says he was ordered to stay away from Courtney Beard, but apparently removed his tether before the alleged kidnapping. The judicial system needs to throw this individual in jail before this stalking winds up in murder.

January 3rd, 2010 at 12:15pm Posted by | abduction, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | one comment

5 Year Old Natalie Flores Abducted in Phoenix, AZ on 12/25/09 (Update: Found Safe)

5 year old Natalie Flores was abducted on Friday, December 25, 2009, in Phoenix, AZ as she played outside of her home. The Police have issued an Amber Alert.

Natalie Flores Found Safe!!!

She was playing outside with her two sisters when a man ran up and kidnapped her. He took a picture of her elder sister and also tried to lower the pants of one of her sisters according to KPHO News.

Witnesses saw the abduction and watched the man put Natalie in his truck. However, they could not stop the abduction in time.

The kidnapping occurred in the Saddleback Mountain apartments at 12430 N. 19th Avenue in Phoenix. Natalie and her sisters reside with an aunt who is her legal guardian. Her parents live in another state.

Description of Natalie Flores:

  • Natalie is age 5
  • about 4 feet tall
  • weighs around 60 pounds
  • She has curly red, medium-length hair, freckles
  • When last seen, she was wearing blue pants, a pink shirt, and white and pink sneakers.

Description of Suspect:

  • suspect is a “white male, between 30 and 40 years old
  • with blond or gray hair
  • 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9
  • weighs 180 to 190 pounds
  • wearing a gray shirt and peach knee-length shorts.”
  • The suspect may be driving a brown truck with an Arizona state plate of 3HG-774 or 3HG-377 or GHG-337 or 3HG-774N or other similar numbers. The truck may be visibly damaged as a witness said the truck hit a vehicle as it was fleeing the scene of the kidnapping.

UPDATE I: A Christmas Miracle … 5 Year old Natalie Flores Found Safe, rescused by the police.

Finally, a good outcome to a child abduction story.  5 year old Natalie Flores has been found safe and the suspect is in police custody.

UPDATE II: Phoenix Police Find Abducted 5-Year-Old Girl

A 5-year-old girl abducted by a man as she played outside her Phoenix home Friday was rescued hours later after police chased down the suspect’s pickup and found her “alive and well” inside, officials said.

December 26th, 2009 at 01:38pm Posted by | abduction, Amber Alert, arrested, child welfare, Exploitation, Exploited, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, molestation, Pictures, sex offender | 2 comments

11 Year Old Sarah Haley Foxwell Missing Since 12/22/09 from Salisbury, MD (Thomas Leggs Arrested)

11 year old Sarah Haley Foxwell has seen missing since December 22, 2009 from Salisbury, Maryland. Sarah Haley Foxwell was last seen when she went to her room about 9:30 PM wearing fuzzy red pajama bottoms with Christmas trees on them and a pink John Deere T-shirt.  Sarah Haley Foxwell was discovered missing early Wednesday when a relative went to check on  Sarah and her 6-year-old sister.

“She wasn’t in her room,” Lewis said. He said there was no evidence of forced entry to the home where the girls live with their aunt, who is their legal guardian. Leggs is a former boyfriend of the aunt, officials said.

A “juvenile witness” awoke during the night Tuesday and saw Sarah leave the bedroom with “Tommy,” and said he was wearing blue jeans, an orange jacket and white sneakers, the charging document says.


Registered sex offender Thomas Leggs, left – Sarah Haley Foxwell, rt

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

  • Missing Date: Dec 22, 2009
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: White
  • Age: 11
  • Height:  4’8″ (142 cm)
  • Weight:  78 lbs (35 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue 

30 year old Thomas J. Leggs, a registered sex offender has been charged with kidnapping and burglary and was in custody.

Thomas J. Leggs, 30, a registered sex offender, has been charged with kidnapping and burglary and was in custody, authorities said. Officials said that he is Sarah’s aunt’s ex-boyfriend and that their relationship ended about a month ago.

Why on earth do these woman date sex offender?Do they think they will actually change? That they won’t be attracted to little girls? Oh wait, they have changed, they have been cured. What are these woman thinking that they would knowingly date a registered sex offender who raped a teenager. In the process they expose all children around them to this animal.

Lewis said interviews with the children in the house, as well as other evidence, convinced investigators that Leggs abducted Sarah. Lewis said that Leggs, who works as a laborer in a wood and counter business, was refusing to cooperate.

Leggs, who authorities said lives in Salisbury in an outbuilding on property his parents own, is registered as a sex offender in Maryland and Delaware.

According to Maryland’s sex offender registry, Leggs has a conviction for a third-degree sex offense. Wicomico officials said the victim in that crime was a young girl.

According to a Delaware Web site, Leggs is a “high-risk” offender who was convicted in 2001 of raping a teenager.

Authorities were asking for information from anyone who might have seen Leggs’s vehicle, a 2003 champagne-colored Dodge Ram pickup, between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday. Officials ask that anyone with information about Sarah’s disappearance call the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office at 410-548-4891.

Police searching for missing girl; registered sex offender in custody

The suspect is known to the girl’s family, according to a police official.

Earlier Wednesday, the search focused on a radius about three miles in either direction of Sarah’s residence, Wilson said.

A police command center was established about noon Wednesday at a church on Zion Road at Zion Church Road, a location that is central to the residences of both the girl and the suspect, Lewis had said.

UPDATE I:  11 Year Old Sarah Haley Foxwell Found Deceased

To discuss the case further, provide your opinion and get updates … go to Scared Missing Persons: Sarah Haley Foxwell.

cross posted at Scared

December 25th, 2009 at 02:49pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, Exploited, Found Deceased, Missing Children, molestation, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Pictures, sex offender | no comments

Missing Child Alert Issued For 3 Year Old Luke Finch from Cocoa, FL … Possible Parental Abduction by Paul Martikainen (Update: Boy Found Safe)

Florida authorities have issued a “Missing Child Alert” for 3 year old Luke Finch. Police are saying that they believe this to be a parental abduction. Luke Finch went missing on November 28, 2009.  The child may be in the company of 35 year old Paul Martikainen. Martikainen is the boys father who was in the middle of a court appointed visit with his son when Paul Martikainen abducted Luke Finch.

Paul Martikainen (left), Luke Finch (rt)

Officials say Luke Finch, was last seen in the area of Taylor Park at Harrison & Delannoy Street in Cocoa Florida, wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue pants and black and red fire engine sneakers.


  • Luke Finch, He stands about 2 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 33 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes.
  • The boy was last seen in the area of Taylor Park at Harrison and Delannoy streets in Cocoa, wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue pants and black and red fire engine sneakers.
  • The child may be in the company of Paul Martikainen, 35, and the pair may be traveling in a green Ford Explorer with a dented rear bumper and tag number 142KEA, police said.
  • Martikainen is described as a white male, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 176 pounds, with blond hair and green eyes.
  • Martikainen has a tattoo of a cross with Jesus and tribal tattoos on his back and a tribal tattoo on one of his thighs

Martikainen was under supervision because of a prior history of child abuse allegations against his son.

Anyone with information regarding the location of the boy is asked to contact the Cocoa Police Department at 321-639-7620.

Update I: Police still search for man wanted for abducting 3-year-old son from Cocoa

Investigators said this afternoon they are considering expanding the search statewide with the help of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, after receiving several tips and reports of sightings of Luke outside Brevard County. A Florida missing-child alert has been issued for the boy, Cocoa police said.

The father-son visit was being monitored by a court-appointed supervisor because of previous allegations of child abuse against the boy, police said. Martikainen managed to elude the supervisor, and he and the boy have not been seen since 1 p.m., police said.

UPDATE II: Arrest Warrant Issued for Paul Martikainen

A “Missing Child Alert” has been issued for Luke Finch as well as an arrest warrant for the tot-dad, Paul Martikainen. It is believed that the two are on a sail boat sailing in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard has deployed fixed wing air craft and have asked boaters to be on the look out for any sightings of a battleship gray sailboat.

UPDATE III: Missing Dad, Son May Have Left St. Pete in Sailboat

Late Saturday, a witness called authorities and said they had seen Martikainen’s Ford Explorer at the Salt Creek Marina, said Cocoa Police Department spokeswoman Barbara Matthews.

Police found the Explorer at the St. Petersburg marina and interviewed witnesses who reported seeing Martikainen and the boy get into a 32-foot gray Bristol sailboat.

“We found out (Martikainen) had a boat there and people saw Paul and Luke in a dinghy going out to a boat,” Matthews said.

UPDATE IV: Luke Finch Found Safe, Reunited with Mother

The three-day search for a 3-year-old Cocoa boy abducted by his father during a supervised visit at Riverfront Park ended today with his safe recovery from a sailboat in the Gulf of Mexico.

Three-year-old Luke Finch, whom authorities said was abducted by his father and taken to sea, was reunited with his mother Christa Finch in Fort Myers Beach, the U.S. Coast Guard announced this afternoon.

Finch was rescued this morning about 140 miles southwest of Fort Myers Beach on 32-foot sailboat operated by his father Paul Martikainen.

Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O’Leary said the sailboat sank as it was being towed to the Coast Guard Station on Fort Myers Beach.

No one was hurt.

Missing boy, father rescued today by Coast Guard

November 29th, 2009 at 03:23pm Posted by | abduction, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures | 6 comments

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