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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

Rochester NY Police Arrest Internet Perv John Vertrees on Amtrak Train with Missing 13 Year Old Long Island Runaway Girl

A 13 year old runaway girl from Long Island, NY has been found safe as 22 year old John Vertrees was arrested and hauled off a western bound Amtrak train in Rochester after 11 p.m. and was charged with unlawful imprisonment.

Vertrees, of Sacramento, Calif., traveled to Rocky Point and climbed into the girl’s bedroom window to spend a few hours with her on Wednesday, Suffolk County police said.

The girl used the window to slip out of her house at 4 a.m. Friday and left with Vertrees in a taxi, investigators said.

Suffolk police said they used phone and computer records to identify a suspect. Investigators said they believed Vertrees was headed back to California with the girl.

John Vertrees  was nabbed on a train bound for California as he lay sleeping in a car with a 13 year old Long Island girl he had met on the Internet.

After the two met in an Internet chat room in January, Vertrees traveled to the teenager’s home last week, police said.

April 4th, 2010 at 11:49am Posted by | arrested, child welfare, Exploited, Found Alive, Internet, Missing, Missing Teen, sex offender | 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

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

The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Sunday, November 1, 2009 – Special Guests: Clint Van Zandt, Steph Watts, Robin Sax and Catherine Harper Lee


Listen to the Dana Pretzer Show Tonight at 9 PM on Scared Monkeys Radio

Tonight Dana Welcomes Special Guests:

  • Clint Van Zandt, Retired FBI Agent and Security Expert will be discussing Somer Thompson, the murdered Fla 7 year old and Morgan Harrington, the missing Va Tech coed?
  • Steph Watts, TV Producer and Crime Reporter discusses some of the High Profile Cases in the News like the recent gang rape of a 15 year old girl while bystanders looked on and did nothing at a Richmond, CA High school Home Coming Dance. He will also be discussing the case of missing Haleigh Cummings.
  • Robin Sax, Former Sex Crimes Prosecutor will be discussing all things crime in this weeks edition of  “Nothing But The Sax”. She will be joined by special guest, Catherine Harper Lee, the Executive Director of The Justice League of Ohio discussing the Jaelyn Rice missing persons case.

November 1st, 2009 at 06:05pm Posted by | child welfare, Crime/Murder, Missing, Missing Children, Missing College Student | one comment

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


Listen to the Dana Pretzer Show on Scared Monkeys Radio

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.

icon for podpress  The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Sunday, October 25, 2009 – Special Guests: Wendy Murphy, Dawna Kaufman and Stacy Dittrich [54:51m]:  | Download

October 25th, 2009 at 05:11pm Posted by | child welfare, Scared Monkeys Radio | 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

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

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

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

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

Joshua Williams Description:

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

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


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

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

Missing Jaycee Lee Dugard Found Safe & Alive After 18 Years in SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, California

Jaycee Lee Dugard had been missing since June 10, 1991 when as an 11 year old girl walking to the bus stop in South Lake Tahoe, CA she was abducted by two individuals. She had not been heard or seen from since.

Jaycee Lee Dugard

18 years later … Jaycee Lee Dugard is found alive and safe. In a missing persons case of don’t ever give up hope, 29 year old Jaycee Lee Dugard has been reunited with her family.

Sadly, Jaycee Lee Dugard had been held as a sex slave by Phillip Garrido, a previously convicted sex offender and kept Dugard in the back yard of his property. According to Fox40 News, Dugard bore several children for sex offender Phillip Garrido. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department stated that the two children were kept in “complete isolation” and had not been to school or a doctor. (Video)

Authorities tell FOX40 News that Dugard bore several children for sex offender Phillip Garrido, who kept her in a backyard device — possibly a shed — as a sex slave for both Garrido and his wife, Nancy Garrido.

Both Phillip and Nancy Garrido were arrested as suspects in the kidnapping case. Authorities say Nancy Garrido was with Phillip Garrido at the time of the abduction and matches the suspect’s description obtained by eyewitnesses in 1991. The Garrido’s Antioch home was searched for evidence Thursday morning.

Authorities with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Division of Adult Parolee Operations report a parolee agent helped crack the 18-year-old kidnapping case while following up on a tip that Garrido was seen with two small children on the campus of UC Berkeley. The diligent questioning of the parolee officer led Garrido to reveal the kidnapping of Dugard. Further questioning revealed Dugard and Garrido were the parents of the two children.

Suspect Admits Abducting Girl Missing For 18 Years

Two suspects are in custody. They were moved Thursday afternoon to the El Dorado County Jail from the Contra Costa County jail where they had been held since their arrest Wednesday.

August 27th, 2009 at 05:57pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, child welfare, Exploited, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing Children, molestation, Pictures, Rape | no comments

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