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22 Year Old Devon Hollahan, Missing Since Attending Concert in Frankfurt, Germany on Nov. 21, 2009 (UPDATE: Found Deceased)

22 year old Devon Hollahan has been missing since he attended a concert on November 21, 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany. Hollahan was last seen at approximately 3:00 am when he and a friend were traveling back to a hostel following the concert. According to the friend, he was traveling back to a hostel with a friend, who stopped to ask for directions. When the friend turned back around, Hollahan was gone.

Hollahan’s father, Jeff Hollahan, told NBC’s “Today” show on Friday that hearing his son had vanished is “every parent’s worst nightmare.” Jeff Hollahan plans to travel Sunday from his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., to Germany to help search for his son. Devon Hollahan had been teaching English in Prague since July.

Devon Hollahan and his friend Josh Friedman had traveled to Frankfurt, Germany from Prague to attend a concert by the band Portugal The Man on November 20. Hollahan works as an English teacher in Prague. According to accounts, Hollahan and Friedman had been drinking beer following the concert.

Hollahan and Friedman had been drinking beer and were “tipsy” after attending an after party with the band, his father said. They then took a taxi to central Frankfurt to find their hostel around 3 am, getting out at the Hotel Luxor before heading to the Taunusalange metro station – on the edge of the city’s red light district. Friedman turned away from Hollahan to ask someone for directions, but when he finished, his friend was gone. “It was in a matter of just one-and-a-half to two minutes,” Hollahan’s father Jeff told The Local from a television news studio in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he was preparing to make an appeal for help in the search for his son.

“The plan has been to generate some media attention so we can get more eyes and ears on the street that are familiar with his description in case someone sees him or remembers something from early Saturday morning,” he said.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts was asked to contact the following people:

  • Jeff Hollahan 602-571-4547 or
  • Franz Seitz at the US Consulate, Frankfurt: 011-49-69-7535-2516 or 011-49-175-726-8343
  • Christian Shults, ARSO, U.S. State Department: 011-49-170 634 3343
  • Josh Freidman, Prague: 011-420-773-695-268

UPDATE I: Still No Clues into Scottsdale Banker’s Son Missing in Germany … Kidmapping Suggested as Motive

Some in the German media have suggested that this might be a kidnapping because the father of the missing man is a VP with a local branch of Morgan Stanley. However, if that were the case there would be some contact and a ransom offer. Is it more possible that the usual responsible individual became irresponsible and got involved with some unknown people who might have  taken advantage of him? Or did the drinking and tipsy behavior turn into an accident that could have cost him his life?

The story that is being told by the friend does not seem to be the full one, IMHO.

UPDATE II: US father in Germany to search for missing son

UPDATE III:  Body of an American student who disappeared in November has been recovered from Frankfurt’s Main River

The body of missing Devon Hollahan has been positively identified through DNA.  The police state that Hollahan drown and was most likely intoxicated at the time. The investigators do not suspect his death could have been caused by another person.

DNA tests have proved that the man found dead in a river near Boppard, Germany, was the missing 22-year-old U.S citizen who was living in Prague, the German police confirmed yesterday, AP news agency has reported.

The analysis has also proved that the young man, who disappeared without a trace in Frankfurt am Main a month ago, got drowned.

Police: Body found in river missing American man

German police said Tuesday that the body of a man pulled from the Rhine River last week has been identified as missing 22-year-old American Devon Hollahan.

Frankfurt police said that Hollahan, of Arizona, who was reported missing Nov. 21, was positively identified through DNA testing. His body was pulled from the Rhine Dec. 15 near the town of Boppard, which is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Frankfurt.

Police said that Hollahan died from drowning and that foul play is not suspected, adding that he likely fell into the River Main in Frankfurt under the influence of alcohol and drifted into the Rhine. The two rivers intersect near Mainz, about 22 miles (36 kilometers) southwest of Frankfurt


To discuss the case more, get updates and provide your thoughts and opinions, go to Scared Missing Persons: Devon Hollahan.

November 27th, 2009 at 10:20am Posted by | abduction, Devon Hollahan, Found Deceased, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | one comment

AMBER ALERT Issued for Missing One Month Old Baby Boy Angel Miguel Perez in North Charleston, South Carolina (UPDATE: Found Safe, Kidnapper Arrested)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued by the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division for 1 month old baby boy Angel Miguel Perez. The one month old boy was taken from a vehicle parked at a post office on 6401 Rivers Avenue. The boy was last seen at approximately 5:00 pm on November 23, 2009.

Missing Child Name:  Angel Miguel Perez

  • Hair Color: Short black hair
  • Eye Color:  Brown
  • Skin Color:  Hispanic
  • Age:  1MO
  • Weight:  11LBS
  • Gender:  Male   
  • Description:  The child’s date of birth is 10/17/2009. The child was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue pants, white shoes, and a blue hat.

According to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor said Angel’s mother left the boy in her idling vehicle as she went to drop off mail. When she returned, Angel Miguel Perez was gone.

A witness told police a woman left with the child in a gray, four-door compact vehicle with a spoiler.

The 11-pound infant was wearing a blue shirt, pants and hat.

The suspected abductor is a black female in her mid-20s, about 5-foot-1 and 175 pounds, wearing a blue and white striped shirt.

Suspect Name:  Unknown Unknown

  • Hair Color:  Black
  • Eye Color:  Brown
  • Skin Color:  Black
  • Age:  Mid20′s
  • Height:  5FT1
  • Weight:  175LBS
  • Gender:  Female   
  • Description:  The suspect has straight black hair between ears and shoulders. The suspect was last seen wearing a blue and white vertical striped shirt and possibly wearing boots.

Amber Alert: 1 Month Old Baby Abducted

The suspect was last seen driving a four-door Honda Accord, late model, and gray in color.

UPDATE II: Angel Miguel Perez Found SAFE … 19 year old Woman Kidnapper ARRESTED!!!

One month old Angel Miguel Perez has been found safe at a home in Summerville about 12:30 AM Wednesday. The 19 year old woman who kidnapped Angel is in police custody and has been arrested. Her name has yet to be released. According to reports, the North Charleston and Summerville police went to the home on a tip.

Finally, a happy and safe ending to a missing persons story.

More updates abd details posted at Scared

November 24th, 2009 at 09:14am Posted by | abduction, Amber Alert, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children | one comment

4 Year Old Jaelyn Rice Missing since July 16, 2009 in Wheelersburg, OH

4 year old Jaelyn Rice has been missing since July 16, 2009. Her mother, Cherish N. Lewis, is presently in Scioto County Jail on contempt charges. Although Jaelyn Rice was missing since July 16, she was not initially listed as missing until her father, Stephen A. Rice, of Tampa, FL issued a missing persons report. It had been treated as a domestic dispute as the mother knows where the child is but refuses to tell authorities.

Jaelyn Rice Lewis2

Prior to the filing, the incident was being treated as a domestic dispute because the mother reportedly knows where the child is but refuses to give the whereabouts of the child to authorities.

The mother, Cherish N. Lewis, of 709 Herms Hill Road, Wheelersburg, is incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail, and according to Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini, has been ordered to remain in jail until she reveals the whereabouts of the child.

Jaelyn Rice Description:Jaelyn Rice Lewis1

  • DOB:  Aug 8, 2004
  • Missing:  Jul 16, 2009
  • Age Now: 5
  • Sex:  Female
  • Race:  White
  • Hair:  Blonde
  • Eyes:  Blue
  • Height:  3’6″ (107 cm)
  • Weight:  40 lbs (18 kg)
  • Missing From: WHEELERSBURG, OH
  • Jaelyn has a scar on the right side of her forehead. She is missing a tooth on the bottom left side of her mouth. Jaelyn may go by the nickname Jay.

Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse

After Scioto County Sheriff’s Detective Jodi Conkel contacted the father in Florida, he filed the report, “because he’s the custodial parent, and he did not know where the child was at that point and time.

Donini said, after a discussion, he determined it was not a missing person case because the biological mother knew the child’s whereabouts.

“We brought her (Lewis) out and questioned her and asked if the child is missing. And she basically said no, she knows exactly where the child is,” Donini said. “She’s just not going to tell the judge.”

Donini said his office was in communication with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and with Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn, and the decision was made not to enter the child’s name in the registry.

Search for 5-Year-Old Missing Girl Jaelyn Rice Continues

The girl’s mother, Cherish Lewis of Wheelersburg, Ohio, was jailed nearly a month ago for refusing to tell a judge where her daughter was hidden.

The mother’s sister, Jessica Lewis, is now wanted by police for interfering in custody.

Officials with a legal aid group assisting the Lewis family said evidence shows the father is an abusive parent, allegations the rice family denies.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini said this investigation is frustrating because it puts a 5-year-old child in the middle of some adult legal differences.

November 1st, 2009 at 06:27pm Posted by | abduction, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures | 5 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

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

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

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 Curaçao. 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

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

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

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