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14 Year Old Amber LeeAnne DuBois Missing Since February 13, 2009 in Escondido, CA … Runaway, Abduction?

14 year old Amber LeeAnne DuBois has been missing since the morning of Friday, February 13, 2009. She was last seen at approximately 7:10 am walking to Escondido High School, Escondido, CA. There had been a report of a sighting of Amber; however, Sgt. Aaron Heath said that police had not been able to confirm a report that the girl had been seen walking near Palomar Medical Center with two other teens Saturday.

Description: Amber LeeAnne DuBoisAmber Leeanne Dubois1

  • Ht:  5’5″
  • Wt: 130
  • Short medium brown hair – bright blue eyes. 
  • Date of Birth 10/25/1994
  • Last seen wearing black pants, black hoodie and black sneakers
  • Last seen 7:10am Feb. 13, 2009 on North Broadway in Escondido, CA – walking toward Escondido HS (believed to have been on west side of street)

The family of Amber Dubois hired a private investigator, Bill Garcia, to help find the missing girl.

Family website for missing Amber LeeAnne DuBois

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The search for a missing 14 year old Amber LeeAnne DuBois was called off as it entered its sixth day.

Investigators have learned that DuBois talked to a friend on her cell phone on her way to class that morning, San Diego radio station KFMB reported.

Witnesses claimed to have spotted her in downtown Escondido Saturday and Sunday nights.

The teen’s father, Maurice DuBois, said reports of a possible sighting of his daughter Saturday were considered unreliable. He said his daughter is very structured — not the type of girl to disappear on her own.

Police have decided to wait to get better leads before resuming the search, KFMB reported.

UPDATE I: Investigator Explores New Lead … Was Amber DuBois Abducted?

A local investigator in the case of missing Escondido teenager Amber Dubois, said a woman, who looks a lot like the missing 14-year-old, told him that some men got out of a van February 2 near Escondido High School and approached her.

When the men asked her to get in the van, she said no, and they chased her, Bill Garcia said. The woman said she ran into an elementary school and escaped.

UPDATE II: Hundreds Search Rugged Terrain for Missing California Girl

If you have any information please contact the Escondido Police Department (Detective Estrada, 760–839-4758), Main # 760–839-4722.

UPDATE III: Its Been More than 2 Weeks Since Amber LeeAnne DuBois went Missing … Where is Amber?

Now police are re-evaluating an early sighting of Amber and following numerous tips and leads, including possible links to other recent cases. Investigators believe help from the public may be the best way to find answers.

“We’re looking for somebody out there that has information about something that took place, or maybe has a friend who knows something,” Escondido Police Lt. Craig Carter said. “If they don’t want to get involved, they can leave an anonymous tip.”

UPDATE IV: Missing Amber Dubois Featured on America’s Most Wanted

UPDATE V: New Tip in Missing Amber Dubois Case … Seen Walking with Boy

Meantime, Amber’s mother said police were looking into a new tip Saturday night. Amber was seen walking with a tall boy the day she went missing.

“They are thinking it was a high school student. They want to make sure. They want to talk to him and no one has come forward yet,” McGonigle said.

This weekend, her family organized another search for Amber. Volunteers have been going door-to-door, handing out fliers.

To discuss the case, get updates and provide your own thoughts and opinion, go to Scared Missing Persons Forum.

February 22nd, 2009 at 04:05pm Posted by | abduction, Americas Most Wanted, Missing, Missing Teen, Pictures | 2 comments

Texas EquuSearch Plans Search for Missing Tony Luzio; Missing Since July 4, 2005

Tony Luzio has been missing since July 4, 2005. Texas EquuSearch is making plans to go to Ohio to help search for Tony Luzio.


  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Age at Disappearance 25
  • Age Now 27
  • Height 6’3”
  • Weight 200 lbs.
  • Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair) Brown
  • Eyes (Color and Correction) Brown

MySpace account for Tony Luzio

Tony Luzio, age 25, was last seen at a friends home near Rutherford Rd off Sawmill Parkway in Delaware County in Columbus, Ohio, on July 4, 2005 around 4:00 a.m. and has not been seen or heard from since. Tony was driving a silver 4 dr 2004 Honda Civic, license plate DCA 5615. (TES)

As per a recent conversation with Tim Miller, founder of Texas EquuSearch, Tim and case manager Cindy Wisdom are currently in Columbus, OH making plans to search for Tony Luzio.

What happened to Tony Luzio? Tony Luzio Jr vanishes after attending a party.

On the evening of July 3rd Tony had gone to a friend’s house to play some cards. Afterward Tony stopped at a local hangout to meet up with some more friends. At approximately 2:30 a.m. the group went to a party less than one mile from Tony’s parents.

Witnesses say they saw Tony leaving the party at around 4 a.m. They assumed he was heading to his apartment though he had given the key to one of his friends. That was the last time that anyone saw Tony.

August 20th, 2007 at 11:03pm Posted by | Americas Most Wanted, Missing, Missing Adult, Search and Rescue, Texas Equusearch, Tony Luzio | 6 comments

Tim Miller & Texas EquuSearch Helping Search for Stepha Henry in Florida

Just in to Missing & Exploited, Tim Miller and Texas EquuSearch is in Florida helping in the search for missing 22 year old Stepha Henry. Stepha Henry is a graduate of criminal justice who has been missing since May 29, 2007 in Fort Lauderdale, FL when she attended a club. Stepha Henry checked her voice mail at 4:13 am but was never seen or heard from again.

According to Tim Miller, founder of Texas Equusearch, they are going to use several resources to aid in Stepha’s search. They will be using side scanner sonar and search the many water areas in the vicinity where she went missing.

Tim Miller also stated that they are trying to locate the vehicle that Stepha Henry was given a ride in to the club. Tim agrees with the police that the car could hold keys to the mystery of missing Stepha Henry.

Where is that Acura Integra? The man who drove it that night says he borrowed it from a friend of a friend. Police think if they can find the car, maybe they’ll get some answers. Is it abandoned somewhere? Or innocently being driven by its owner? Any answer would help. (AMW)

Tim Miller stated that the family of Stepha Miller asked us if we could not help bring their daughter home. Tim stated, “that law enforcement has been extremely cooperative in mapping a plan of action to search for Stepha”. We just want to bring Stepha home to her family, said Tim Miller”.

UPDATE I: Search for Missing Stepha Henry continues with aide of TES

The Henrys have also hired a high-profile search and rescue team, Texas EquuSearch, to help find Stepha. The nonprofit organization conducts searches by foot, water (diving and boats), air (using helicopters and planes), and dog teams (air scent and corpse.)

{{{SM Editors note: The Broward Times in this article stated that the family hired Texas Equusearch. That is not correct. The editors at this news paper need a understand that non-profits are not hired. The family asked for TES’s help, they did not hire them. We will make this correction of the misspoken word, if The Broward Times does not.}}}

EquuSearch director Tim Miller said the group was involved in the recovery of pregnant murder victim Jessie Davis’ body in Ohio. The company also helped in the search for murder victim Kelsey Smith, and for Natalee Holloway, a partying teen who is still listed as missing in Aruba.

“The Henrys contacted us in Texas and we wanted to get involved with the search,” he said. “We’ve brought sonar equipment to search underwater.” (Broward Times)

July 4th, 2007 at 12:23am Posted by | Americas Most Wanted, Missing, Missing Adult, Search and Rescue, Stepha Henry, Texas Equusearch | 5 comments

22 Year Old Stepha Henry Missing Since May 29th, 2007 in Ft Lauderdale, FL

Stepha Henry has been missing since May 29, 2007 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She attended a reggae concert and got into a car with a man and has never been seen or heard from since.


  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 22
  • Race: Black
  • Height: 5’2″
  • Weight: 110
  • Hair: Red
  • Eyes: Brown

The two went to a reggae concert on Sunday, then late Monday night, Stepha told her aunt she was going to Club Peppers, a nightclub in Fort Lauderdale. Her family watched her get into a dark-colored 4-door Acura Integra with a man, and that’s the last they saw of her.

Police say video taken by a promotional company at Club Peppers that night shows Stepha there, and detectives say people saw her at the club, and saw her leave. Police also questioned the man she rode with to the club. He says they separated once they got there. The only other clue for police is that Stepha checked her cell phone voice mail at 4:13 a.m. But Stepha never made it back to her aunt’s house. (AMW)


Car sought for clues to woman’s disappearance

Police said they have no suspects in the case. Frustrated by the lack of progress, Henry’s parents — Steve and Sylvia — have moved to Florida temporarily from New York to try to draw more public attention to the case.

Henry was visiting her aunt in South Florida for Memorial Day weekend along with her teenage sister. On the evening she disappeared they had been to a barbecue with friends. (CNN)

The tragedy of this case is that Stepha Henry is a graduate of criminal justice. Doesn’t this sound a lot like the Imette St. Guillen case.

Her aunt, Carletha Clarke, told the Trinidad Guardian newspaper that police did not contact her until June 6, more than a week after the disappearance.

“I’m very disappointed, because being so long, anything could have happened.”

Henry is an honors graduate in criminal justice and was planning to go to law school next year.

Her parents said she has always been fascinated by crime.

South Florida Police Searching For Missing 22-Year-Old New York Woman

Miami, FL (AHN) – South Florida Police are looking in canals and large areas of wetlands for a missing New York woman. Stepha Henry, 22, disappeared after going to a party at a nightclub in Sunrise, Florida more than two weeks ago. Police are now focusing on finding her car.

Aspiring Lawyer Stepha Henry Went Missing in Miami; Her Parents Ask for Help Finding Their Daughter

June 17th, 2007 at 01:50pm Posted by | Americas Most Wanted, Missing, Missing Adult, Stepha Henry | 15 comments

Kelsey Smith of Overland Park (Kansas City area) disappeared on Saturday, June 2, 2007 (Kidnapped: Video Tape)

Kelsey Smith has been missing since June 2, 2007. Police are saying that she has been the victim of an abduction.


  • Kelsey is 18 years old
  • 5 feet 6 inches tall
  • weighs about 120 lbs
  • brown hair
  • brown eyes
  • When she was last seen, Kelsey was wearing a pink tank top, black cotton shorts, and tennis shoes.
  • She was driving an ’87 gray Buick Regal with a Nebraska temp plate (“30 Day 458″) on the front. This car was recovered at Oak Park Mall – its original plate read WOZ 965.

Family Says Car Found But ATM Card, Cell Phone Missing

Family members said they later found her car across the street in front of Macy’s. Her purse and keys were inside the car, but her ATM card and cell phone were missing. Authorities said surveillance video from the Macy’s parking lot was not clear enough to identify the person who drove her car.

Officials said Smith’s ATM card and cell phone have not been used since the kidnapping. (KMBC-TV)

Go to the family web site, Find

Flier of Kelsey Smith

Target Store surveillance video.

Cops: Kelsey Was Abducted

Cops in Overland Park, Kan. say 18-year-old Kelsey Ann Smith was abducted from the parking lot of a Target store. Police say a man pushed her into her car at around 7:09 p.m. Kelsey was supposed to meet her boyfriend at home to go to a graduation party, but when she didn’t show up. (AMW)

Update I: Volunteers Search for Missing Teen, Kelsey Smith

Family and friends gathered again Tuesday morning in the Target parking lot near 97th & Quivira where missing teen, Kelsey Smith, was last seen. Volunteers canvassed area parks and pass out updated fliers. (FOX 4 – KS)

Update II: Video shows Kan. teen forced into car

“As she opened the driver’s side door, the individual sprinted up behind her and pushed her into the car,” Police Capt. Tom Fredrickson said.

Her car was found two hours later in the parking lot of a mall across the street.

Police were working to enhance the quality of that video, which has not been released because it is so poor, Detective Matthew Bregel said. (Houston Chronicle)

UPDATE IV (7:55 CT): This just in … Tim Miller and TES Joining the Search for Kelsey Smith

I just got off the phone with Tim Miller and he an 10+ TES members will be traveling to Kansas to help search for Kelsey Miller. They will be bringing boats and the drone airplane capable of taking aerial footage. TES has been asked by the search director and law enforcement to help aid in the search for the missing Kelsey Smith. We have also learned that the family of Jodi Sanderholm is also going to help search. (developing)

UPDATE V: Person of Interest

(Fox News)

Overland Park Police Chief John Douglas said searchers have received over 200 tips in the disappearance of Kelsey Smith at a Tuesday evening press conference.

Update VI: Kidnapping of Kelsey Smith caught on Video surveillance

Update VII: More updates and the Press Conference discussing White Pick up truck

UPDATE VIII: Kelsey Smith’s Body Found, Police Confirm

Kelsey Smith’s family spoke on Wednesday evening, following the discovery of her body earlier in the day. Police confirmed Smith’s body was found near a shallow creek bed near Longview Lake in south Kansas City in a heavily wooded area. Members of the Hillcrest Covenant Church plan to hold a vigil tonight at 7. (Fox-KS)

Body of Kansas Teen, Kelsey Smith, Found

The body of Kelsey Smith, an eighteen year old Overland Park, Kansas, has been found today. She was found about fifteen miles away from the site of her abduction.

Videos of breaking news, body found that of missing Kelsey Smith.

UPDATE IX: Arrest made in the murder of Kelsey Smith.

26 year old Edwin R. Hall has been arrested by police in the murder of Kelsey Smith. Hall will be charged tomorrow with first degree murder and kidnapping charges.

June 5th, 2007 at 07:37pm Posted by | abduction, Americas Most Wanted, Found Deceased, Kelsey Smith, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Teen, Pictures, Search and Rescue, Texas Equusearch | 3 comments

Walker County 911 dispatcher Theresa Parker Missing since March 21, 2007 (UPDATES)

41 year old Theresa Parker, a 911 dispatcher, has been missing since March 21, 2007. She was last seen by her husband Sam Parker at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21.


(Sam & Theresa Parker)

As Theresa Parker’s family fears the worst, they have a prayer vigil for her in hopes a miracle and hopeful ending to Theresa’s disappearance.

“Something bad has happened to her,” said her sister Christina Hall in recalling a long list of appointments and events Theresa has missed since last seen Wednesday, March 21.

“The hardest thing is not knowing,” said her brother-in-law Jonathan Wilson, who came up from Florida with his wife, Theresa’s sister Hilda, to hold vigil on Monday. “What we’re focusing on right now is bringing our sister home.”

The mystery is taking its toll on the family’s emotions.

“We’re worn out and broken,” Jonathan said. “We just want to find her, and once we have that we’ll want  answers.” (Walker County Messanger)

For more information about volunteering, call 706-764-1900 or 706-375-7810.

UPDATE I: Husband’s Car Impounded in Missing Dispatcher Case

Now there are new developments in the case of the missing Walker County 9-1-1 dispatcher.

They involve her estranged husband, Sam Parker, who is a police officer on the LaFayette force.

On Thursday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation seized Sam Parker’s patrol car. It sits in a LaFayette, Georgia impound lot.

We are told the Parkers were going through a nasty divorce when Theresa suddenly disappeared eight days ago. (WCRB-TV)

UPDATE II: Sheriff seeking volunteers for ground search Saturday

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said a ground search for missing Walker County 911 dispatcher Theresa Parker will be conducted on Saturday, March 31.

Volunteers familiar with south Walker County are welcome and are asked to assemble no later than 9 a.m. at Walker County Fire Station No. 15 at 18 Old Lee School Road at the intersection with U.S. 27.

The search teams will concentrate on an area south of LaFayette and north of the Chattooga County line, bounded on the east by Taylor’s Ridge and on the west by Pigeon Mountain, Wilson said. (Walker County Messenger)

UPDATE III: Police reveal more details of investigation into dispatcher’s disappearance

Parker’s shift ends at 7 a.m. so she clocked out shortly after that, Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said. She was scheduled to be off Wednesday through Saturday, which is normal rotation for dispatchers, and she asked for Sunday off as well to work on moving into her new apartment.

Parker is going through a divorce with her husband Sam, a long-time sergeant with the LaFayette Police Department. She was planning to move into a townhouse near Lakeview Drive. She normally speaks with her family daily, but upon talking to her sister face to face in Fort Oglethorpe at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night, she said she would be busy moving to her new residence.

Authorities have not recovered Parker’s cell phone as has been reported, but they have used global positioning satellites to determine when and in what vicinity it was used last. Harris said he could not reveal that information during an ongoing investigation. Harris said phone records could play a major role in the investigation and could not release any phone-related specifics at this time.

If Theresa left, she didn’t leave in her vehicle. Her 1999 Toyota Forerunner was at her Cordell Road residence on Saturday where she and Sam lived in LaFayette. It was brought to the sheriff’s department for processing by a GBI crime scene specialist, which involves looking for fingerprints, hairs, fibers and other evidence “just like CSI (on TV),” Wilson said.

Sister of Missing Georgia 911 Dispatcher Says She Suspects Her Sister’s Estranged Husband

Theresa was in the midst of a divorce from her husband, Sam Parker, when she disappeared over a week ago.

“I can honestly say that I do believe he’s involved. That’s what I feel, that’s what I know in my heart,” Hill said.

“I know of an incident last year where she was really scared, she was really afraid. And she looked me in the eyes and told me that she was afraid that she was going to die,” she added.

Police say they have not classified Parker, a sergeant with the LaFayette, Ga., police department, as a suspect.

However, FOX News learned late Saturday that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained a search warrant for Parker’s home based upon information gathered over the past week. There was no word if the search had been carried out yet. (FOX News)

UPDATE IV: Police sergeant now ‘person of interest’ in missing wife case

Authorities carried out a search warrant at the Parkers’ 985 Cordell Ave. residence Saturday evening, but declined to discuss the outcome of that search. The Georgia Bureau of Investiga
Theresa Parker tion has named Sam Parker a “person of interest,” in the case, Wilson said.

“The main reason (for the designation) was they served a search warrant at his home, and obviously once you do that you’re focusing in on that individual,” Wilson said.

UPDATE V: Authorities draining pond near Parker house

UPDATE VI: Theresa Parker on America’s Most Wanted

UPDATE VII: News Conference today at 2 pm edt

According to Fox News There is to be a news conference at 2pm edt today regarding the disappearance of Theresa Parker. Relatives of the missing Parker have said the following according to Fox, “This is a great development, not what we hoped for.”

Jonathan Wilson, Theresa’s brother-in-law, told FOX News on Tuesday that “it will be a big story” when the news is announced later in the day.

“This is a great development,” he said, but “it isn’t what we thought.”

He added: “We are very pleased. It’s not what I hoped, but it’s going to be big.”

UPDATE VIII: According to “Live” news conference the body of Theresa Parker has not yet been found; however, a police officer has been arrested for making a false statement to police.

A LaFayette police officer was arrested and charged with making false statements to police in regards to the case, Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson announced. The officer arrested is not Sam Parker, Theresa’s husband, who is a sergeant on the same police force. The man arrested is the next-in-line supervisor on the same shift as Sam Parker (FOX)

April 1st, 2007 at 09:46pm Posted by | Americas Most Wanted, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Theresa Parker, Vigil | 2 comments

17 Year Old Roxanne Paltauf Missing Since July 7, 2006 in Austin, TX

Roxanne Paltauf, 17, has been missing since July 17, 2006. She walked out of a Budget Inn hotel after an argument with her boyfriend and has never been heard from or seen again.

Cops in Austin, Texas, say Roxanne was staying with her boyfriend at a Budget Inn hotel in the 8000 block of I-35. Police say they got into an argument and Roxanne walked out of the hotel, leaving behind all her belongings. It was approximately 9:00 p.m, and that was the last time anyone saw the teenager. (AMW)

  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Age Now 19
  • Height 5′ 4″
  • Weight 124 lbs.
  • Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair) Brown
  • Eyes (Color and Correction) Green
  • Roxanne was last seen wearing white shorts, a pink tank top and flip flops

Missing Austin teen to be featured on national TV show ‘Americas Most Wanted’

Harris is hoping national attention will bring in more clues.

“I know that a lot more people are going to be able to see it and we’re going to find Roxanne,” she said. “I have a good feeling that she’s going to be found. Somebody’s going to see her.” (KVUE)

Local missing teen featured on TV show

The show airs tonight at 8 on Fox.

Bonnie Block, a spokeswoman for the family, said Paltauf was last seen around 9 p.m. July 8 at a Budget Inn in North Austin. Police say Paltauf walked away from the hotel after having a fight with her boyfriend, Block said. No charges have been filed in the disappearance, Block said.

If anyone has information about where to find Paltauf, they can call the show’s hotline at 1 (800) CRIME-TV. (The Statesman)

Roxanne’s MySpace account dedicated to finding her

February 3rd, 2007 at 07:15pm Posted by | Americas Most Wanted, Missing, Missing Teen, My | 11 comments

Missing 17-month-old Twins Tyler Lee and Holly Ann Needham believed Taken to Canada by Allison Lee Quets

17 month old Tyler and Holly Needham kidnapped by their biological mother, Allison Lee Quets during a Christmas visitation are now believed to to in Canada. According to investigators Allison Lee Quets crossed the Canadian border with the twins on December 23, 2006.

Holly Ann Needham

The biological mother, Allison Lee Quets, 49, had visitation rights as part of a custody agreement, authorities said.

The custody order allowed her to take the children from their adoptive home for a brief visit Dec. 22-24, but authorities say she never returned them.

An investigation indicated that Quets had crossed the Canadian border with the twins on Dec. 23, the FBI said in a written statement Thursday.

Quets now faces federal charges of international parental kidnapping. A warrant was issued Wednesday, according to the statement. (Toronto Star)

Tyler Lee Needham

The 17 month old twins, Tyler Lee Needham and Holly Ann Needham, were originally taken by their biological mother, 49 year old Allison Lee Quets.

The twins may be in a white Plymouth van with North Carolina plates LRJ-6644 or Florida plates E377HZ. (News 14)

Allison Lee Quets

FBI joins search for missing N.C. twins

America’s Most Wanted

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children




December 29th, 2006 at 10:36am Posted by | abduction, Americas Most Wanted, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children | 4 comments

Shannon Nicole Paulk, Teresa Melissa Dean and Heaven Ross … Is there a serial Killer Responsible for all three?

Could the Police be dealing with an “Anniversary Killer”?

Could it be possible that these three cases are connected? Could they have been committed by the same person? Is there a serial killer he takes 11 year old girls from trailer parks in the August 15–19 time period, exactly two years apart? Investigators into each of the three disappearance are starting to question whether there is a pattern and if the three cases are connected. It appears that the same man may have committed the three crimes.

Trailor Park Victims 3

The Shannon Paulk Task Force, formed shortly after Shannon disappeared, announced Tuesday that investigators believe Shannon’s case is related to Teresa’s disappearance and that of Heaven Lashae Ross of Northport, Ala. A statement cited “striking” similarities among the three cases.

  • All three girls were 11 years old.
  • All three were abducted from trailer parks where they lived.
  • All three girls disappeared two years apart – but within days of each other in August.
  • In all three cases, construction, such as commercial construction, roadwork or bridge building, was being done nearby.


Shannon Paulk, Teresa Dean and Heaven Ross’ cases all have a striking similarity. Shannon Paulk disappeared from her Candlestick Trailer Park in Prattville, Alabama on August 16, 2001. Shannon’s remains were found on October 6, 2001 seventeen miles from her home in the Autauga County Wild Life Management Area.

Teresa Dean and Heaven Ross both disappeared from their trailer parks in mid-August, exactly two years before and after Shannon’s disappearance. Could the three cases have been done by the same individual. Is it possible that it is just a bizarre coincidence that all three girls taken from trailer parks, exactly two years apart? Seems very unlikely. Many of the characteristics of the three disappearance seems similar. Although at this point only Shannon’s body has been recovered.

A composite sketch was done of an individual who was last seen talking to Shannon Nicole Paulk. 3 girls colorcompositeThis individual; is wanted for questioning.

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The man had a mole under his eye that had two hairs growing out of it.  His skin was very tanned and he had creases around his eyes, mouth, and across his brow.  He is described as being 5’11” to 6’ tall, with a stocky build and a medium beer belly.  His arms were very muscular and hairy.  His teeth were yellow and crooked.  There is a bump on the bridge of his nose as if his nose was broken.  He is described as having hazel eyes, sandy blonde hair with darker roots and gray streaks.  His goatee was darker than his hair.


Shannon disappeared on August 16, 2001 from Candlestick Trailer Park in Prattville, Alabama.  She was last seen talking to a man around 2:30 p.m.

Shannon Nicole Paulk

(Shannon Nicole Paulk)

Heaven LaShae Ross was 11 when she vanished on Aug. 19, 2003, while walking the 150 or so yards from her house in Willow Brook Trailer Park to the bus stop at the end of her street.

Heaven LaShae Ross

(Heaven LaShae Ross)

Northport abduction could be serial crime (Disappearance of Heaven LaShae Ross)

Heaven LaShae Ross received a jolt Wednesday when investigators said they were looking into a possible link between her disappearance and those of two other girls under similar circumstances.

“Since Teresa and Heaven are still missing, a definite connection cannot be made,” said a statement released Tuesday by investigators, “but the similarities are striking.”

This has prompted the task force to release two drawings of a man witnesses said was seen with Shannon about 2:30 p.m. on the day she vanished.

The task force describes him as follows:

“In this case the task force really wants to bring attention to the mole under his eye which was described as having two hairs growing out of it toward his nose.

(Tuscaloosa News)

Eleven-year old Teresa Melissa Dean was last seen around eight o’clock in the evening near her home. She has not been seen or heard from since. Despite an extensive search, police unearthed no clues to help them discover what happened to her. Teresa was last seen on August 15, 1999 on Lawrence Drive in Macon, Georgia.

Teresa Melissa Dean

(Teresa Melissa Dean)

Teresa’s photo is shown age-progressed to 17 years. She was last seen on August 15, 1999.

Missing Twiggs girl may be victim of serial abductor (Teresa Melissa Dean)

 An 11-year-old Twiggs County girl who disappeared seven years ago might have been the victim of a serial abductor.

Twiggs County Sheriff Darren Mitchum is headed to Prattville, Ala., today to discuss the disappearance of Teresa Melissa Dean seven years ago with authorities investigating disappearances of two Alabama girls.

“If I can stay in office long enough, we’re going to solve this case. That’s my goal,” said Mitchum, who has Teresa’s picture and a composite sketch of a suspect hanging in the lobby of his office.

Mitchum and his colleagues plan to meet with representatives of the “America’s Most Wanted” television program.

“What we’re trying to do is get America’s Most Wanted to do a story on it,” Mitchum said. “We’re going to take this opportunity to get exposure for our case.”

Alabama authorities believe the same person could be responsible for all three cases.


Were there other victims? Police explore possibility of serial abductions

Prattville Police Sgt. Robert Furlong, the lead investigator on the Paulk case, declined to go into details of the investigation, but said the similar circumstances in each case led detectives to take a closer look at the Dean and Ross disappearances.

(Montgomery Advisor)

America’s Most Wanted will be doing a TV show Saturday, September 2, 2006 spotlighting this case.

At around 2:30 p.m. on August 15, 1999, 11 year-old Teresa left her trailer in Twiggs County, Ga. to go to a neighbor’s trailer to play with some puppies.  The neighbor told Teresa that if she could catch one of the puppies, she could take it home. Police say that Teresa told the neighbor was she going home to get her brother to help her bring a puppy home.

Teresa never made it home. She also doesn’t have a brother.

  • Police say a neighbor, who lived a few doors down from Heaven’s home, saw her walk by. And another neighbor, close to the bus stop, says she didn’t see the child at all. 

Discussion Forum regarding 3 similar cases can be found here.

September 2nd, 2006 at 06:21pm Posted by | abduction, Americas Most Wanted, Crime/Murder, Heaven Lashae Ross, Missing, Missing Children, Shannon Paulk, Teresa Melissa Dean | 4 comments

President George W. Bush signs The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act into Law

This is all about children. It tells children in our country that they are precious and are cared about — even though they don’t have any money, or vote or lobby — that we will take care of them.” (Reve Walsh)

Today, 25th anniversary of Adam Walsh’s abduction and murder, President George W. Bush signed the “Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act” into law in a special Rose Garden event. This ground breaking law will finally put teeth in the fight against child sexual predators. It is about time that the United States take this epidemic seriously. All too often offenses against children were brushed aside as “children do not vote”. However, the abduction, sexual exploitation, rape and murder of children has come to the forefront of the American conscience. Congratulations John Walsh … you are a hero to so many for your endless work for the protection of children.

The transcript from President George W. Bush regarding H.R. 4472, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006

Fact Sheet: The Adam Walsh Child Protection And Safety Act Of 2006

A thank you from John Walsh and his family.

This is an incredible week for myself and my family and other parents of murdered or missing children.

I want to thank all of you who have supported us to make sure this bill got to the President.

I’m elated that we finally have a piece of child protection legislation at the federal level that will truly make a difference.
(The rest of his comments …)

H.R. 4472 Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act

From the Rose Garden President George W. Bush went on to say:

“Our nation grieves with every family that’s suffered the unbearable pain of a child whose been abducted or abused,” Bush said in a bill-signing ceremony in the Rose Garden. “This law takes an important step forward in this country’s efforts to protect those who cannot protect themselves.”

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act will find more than 100,000 sex offenders by creating the first national on-line listing available to the public and searchable by ZIP code. The Child advocates have called the bill the most sweeping sex offender legislation to target pedophiles in years. Unfortunately the ACLU will call it discriminatory or their next crusade. The new law will allow the following:

—Establish a comprehensive federal DNA database of material collected from convicted molesters, and procedures for the routine DNA collection and comparison to the database when someone has been convicted of such an offense.

—Provide federal funding for states to track pedophiles using global positioning devices.

—Allow victims of child abuse to sue their molesters.

The law imposes a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years for raping a child; a mandatory 10-year penalty for sex trafficking offenses involving children and for coercing child prostitution; and increases minimum sentences for molesters who travel between states.

It is hard to imagine that the penalty is greater for illegally downloading songs off the internet than images of children. Even Democrat and former Presidential Candidate John Kerry is on board with President Bush on this one. Please do not waffle of this one Senator Kerry, our children’s safety is too important to be politicized. I congratulate the Senator from Massachusetts and all those who joined the President on this important legislation.

“It’s an absolute outrage that the penalty for downloading songs illegally off the Internet was three times the penalty for downloading disgusting images of children,” Kerry said. “We need to do everything we can to end the disgrace of child pornography. This is a start.”
(FOX News)

July 27th, 2006 at 05:33pm Posted by | abduction, Americas Most Wanted, child welfare, kidnapped, sex offender, sexual assault | one comment

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