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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

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

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

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

Canadian Police Arrest Michael Thomas C.S. Rafferty & Terri-Lynne McClintic in the Case of Missing Victoria “Tori” Stafford … Arrested for Kidnapping & Murder

The search for missing Tori Stafford has appeared to has ended with sadness. Canadian police have now arrested two people in connection with the abduction, kidnapping and murder of an 8 year Tori Stafford. Police have arrested 28 year old Michael C.S. Rafferty and charged him with first degree murder and abduction and 18 year old Terri Lynn McClintic was charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder and abduction.


Police believe Victoria was abducted for “sexual purposes.”

The suspects in custody are a man and woman but they are not the girl’s parents, However, police say they are known to Victoria’s family.   Police believe Victoria was abducted for “sexual purposes”  which has left  investigators and the community in shock.   Police believe that while the suspects may have known Victoria’s parents they do not believe that they knew who their daughter was at the time of the kidnapping.  

Read the rest at Scared

May 23rd, 2009 at 06:26pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, child welfare, Crime/Murder, kidnapped, Missing Children, Missing in Canada, Victoria Stafford | no comments

Daily Commentary – Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – Remains Found by Des Plaines River … Is it Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic?

  • Could this be related to one of the two high-profile missing persons cases in Chicago of Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic? Dana comments.

icon for podpress  Daily Commentary – Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – Body Found by Des Plaines River [1:22m]: | Download

It has been quite a while since Stacy Peterson and Lisa Stebic went missing; however, suddenly there have been breaking events that could bring an end to one of the two cases. 23 year old Stacy Ann Peterson went missing on 10–28–07  in Bolingbrook, IL, while 37 year old Lisa Stebic went missing on 5–01–07 from Plainfield, IL.

May 23rd, 2009 at 05:57pm Posted by | Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Lisa Stebic, Missing, Missing Adult, podcast, Scared Monkeys Radio, Stacy Ann Peterson | no comments

Joe Neff, Bar Owner Missing in OK Since May 13, 2009 … Found Blood and Signs of a Struggle in Bar (UPDATE: Found Deceased)

62 year old Joe Neff has not been seen since Wednesday, May 13, 2009 when his girlfriend came to the Long Branch Saloon, 68155 U.S. 59, near Poteau, OK and found signs of a violent crime. Blood and signs of a struggle were discovered at his business. Also, police found that thousands of dollars in cash had been taken from a safe in his home. Neff was last seen at about 9 a.m. Thursday in a local store.

Neff was last seen at about 9 a.m. Thursday in a local store. Prior to that, a female friend of his reported seeing Neff at around 7 a.m., said LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt.

Investigators interviewed people who have been banned from the bar, but nothing came up during the interviews that led police to believe someone had held a grudge. Neff has not had to ban anyone from the bar recently, Curnutt said.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations spent much of Friday at Neff’s home, on Country Club Road, just outside of Poteau city limits. Authorities conducted a ground search for Neff Friday: however, but planned to expand the search today and Sunday to include bodies of water.

Authorities are investigating a possible homicide as their were signs of violence but no body.

Friends and family of Joe Neff conduct their own search for their missing loved one.

Neff was discovered missing Thursday after an employee at his business found blood and signs of a struggle.

Police have been searching the ground, and they hope to begin searching bodies of water this weekend.

His friends are now just waiting to hear what has become of Joe Neff.
“He loved everyone. He never met a stranger he couldn’t take in as family. He had a real big heart and a lot of love in that heart,” said Harmon.

A $10,000 reward has been setup for any information that may lead to Neff’s whereabouts.

If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call the Le Flore County Sheriff’s Department at (918) 647-2317, or the OSBI Tip Line at 1-800-522-8017

UPDATE I: The Body of Joe Neff Recovered, Found Deceased

Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the body of 62 year old Joe Neff was discovered by two fishermen Sunday evening.  The body was recovered from a strip pit west of Pocola at approximately 8 p.m. May 17, 2009.

The investigation continues as to who was responsible for themurder of Joe Neff.

Following days of searching for Joe Neff, the 62-year-old’s body was found by fishermen in a strip pit off Davis Road in Pocola on Sunday.
Other Stories Of Interest

“As far as suspects, we have a lot of people we are questioning but we cannot get into (whether) there are injuries (on the body),” LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt said.

May 16th, 2009 at 08:48pm Posted by | Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult | 2 comments

Family Comfirms Body that of Missing 13 Year Old Esme Kenney, Missing Since 2/28/09, Update: Anthony Kirkland Arrested

Police have found a body early Sunday morning at 3:00 am in a wooded location along Esme KenneyWinton Road south of Oakfield Avenue that is believed to be Esme Kenney. Police are waiting on official confirmation until an autopsy is completed.

Sadly, the family of 13 year old Esme Kenney has confirmed that the body found by police early this morning was that of missing Esme Kenney. The 13 year old girl had been missing since February 28, 2009 when she was last seen jogging near the water tower on Winton Road around 3:45 Saturday afternoon.

A family member released a statement saying:

“Our hearts are broken by this tragic end to a wonderful young spirit. We would like to thank everyone for their support, and ask that donations be made in Esme Kenney’s name to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.”

Police have a man as a person of interest in the case of missing and now deceased Esme Kenney. Police have made an arrest.

Cincinnati Police Lt. Mark Briede says police found a man in the area who told police enough to make them consider him a “person of interest” in a homicide.

“Around 11:30 pm (Saturday) we came across this person of interest because of what we learned from that person,” said Briede.  “We had the helicopter come out from the county, we called out for additional officers, we called for canine units, we began searching the heavily wooded area, 5900 Winton Road, and a little after 3:00 am one of the canine units discovered a body.”

Police are awaiting autopsy results to learn exactly how Kenney died.

In addition to the body police found a man they are now calling a person of interest in the death.

Police have arrested 40 year old Anthony Kirkland in connection with Kenney’s death.

March 8th, 2009 at 08:08pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Teen, Pictures | one comment

Search for Missing 25 Year Old Laura Garza to Continues in Upstate NY

25 year old Brooklyn resident Laura Garza has been missing since December 3, 2008 when she was last seen at approximately 4 AM leaving a NYC night club, Club Marquee. Laura Garza was last seen with Michael Mele, a convicted sex offender. However, to date Mele has not been charged in Garza’s disappearance.

Laura Garza2

Missing: Laura Garza

The search for missing Laura Garza continued this past Saturday, 2/28/09, as police and firefighters searched upstate roadways and wooded areas approximately 20 miles west of Newburgh, NY.

Volunteers spent Saturday searching for Laura Garza. The 25-year-old was last seen Dec. 3 with convicted sex offender Michael Mele in Newburgh, about 60 miles north of New York City. Police say Mele is a person of interest. He hasn’t been charged in Garza’s disappearance.

Saturday’s search focused on areas about 20 miles west of Newburgh, near where police in December found a piece of carpet they believe may be from Mele’s apartment.

UPDATE I: Laura Garza search turns up no clues as authorities probe Bullville, Circleville areas

The search for missing Brooklynite Laura Garza continued Saturday as more than 200 police and volunteer firefighters combed the roadsides and woods of northern Orange County.

The searched split into 13 teams and inched through country roads, woods and fields near the hamlets of Bullville and Circleville. The operation began at 8 a.m. and the crews planned to keep looking until 5 p.m.

Search for Missing Brooklyn Woman Continues in Orange Co.

To discuss the case, get updates and provide your opinions, go to Scared Missing Persons Forum: Laura Garza.

March 1st, 2009 at 11:29am Posted by | abduction, Crime/Murder, Laura Garza, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | 2 comments

AMBER ALERT Issued for Hayes and Haley Heatwole after a triple homicide in Buncombe County, NC (Update: Children Found Safe)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for two children, 10 year old Haley Heatwole and Hayes Heatwole is a 6-year, after a triple homicide in Buncombe County, NC. The homicide happened at a home on Old Highway 19-23. The two children are believe to be with 45 year old Richard Doughlas Heatwole. He is considered armed and dangerous.


Hayes Heatwole (left) & Haley Heatwole (right)

Deputies said they arrived to the home after someone called 911. They found the bodies of two people inside the home. While investigating the case, deputies said they found a third person’s body inside an adjacent residence.

Deputies said neither the names of the victims nor how they were killed will be released until their families are notified.

Investigators believe the two children were taken following the homicides. The descriptions of the missing children and the suspect as as follows:

Hayes Heatwole is a 6-year-old White male, approximately 3 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 45 pounds.  He has blond, long, shaggy hair, and blue eyes. 

Haley Heatwole is a 10-year-old White female, approximately 4 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 62 pounds.  She has brown-shoulder length hair, and hazel eyes.  Scar on her forehead that extends to the bridge of her nose.

Richard Doughlas Heatwole

Suspect 45 year old Richard Doughlas Heatwole

Allegedly, there is 1 abductor: Richard Doughlas Heatwole.  Richard Doughlas Heatwole is described as 45 years old, white, male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds.  He has brown hair and hazel eyes.  Officials say Richard Heawole is armed and dangerous.

Authorities believe the suspect and children are traveling to St. Petersburg, Fl.  The vehicle is a White 1986 Toyota Truck Extended Cab with NC license tag number YNS-8257.

If any one has any information regarding this abduction, call the Buncombe County Sheriff`s Office immediately at (828) 250-6670, NA or call 911 or *HP.

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

UPDATE I: Three killed, two children missing

A Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says deputies went to a home looking for the children’s mother, Angela Heatwole, after a family member reported her missing around 3 a.m. Thursday morning. Police found Angela and another person dead inside a Candler home after they spotted her car parked outside.

UPDATE II: Kidnapped Kids, Triple Murder Suspect May Be Traveling Through Georgia

UPDATE III: Amber Alert canceled for kids of suspected killer

Authorities have canceled the Amber Alert for Haley Heatwole and Hayes Heatwole as they no longer believe that the two children are with 45 year old Richard Doughlas Heatwole. However, Richard Doughlas Heatwoleremains on the run.

UPDATE III: Suspect in North Carolina Killings Shoots Self During Standoff

A police standoff with a man suspected of killing three people and kidnapping two of his children in western North Carolina ended Friday when the man turned a gun on himself, authorities said.

The two children were safe in police custody, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Ross Dillingham said.

UPDATE IV: 2 abducted kids safe, father reported dead

Two children of a slain North Carolina woman were found safe Friday after being abducted by their father, who reportedly killed himself, police said.

Haley and Hayes Heatwole, 10 and 6, respectively, were found in a house in Taylorsville, N.C., with their father, a suspect in a triple homicide that included his ex-wife, who was the children’s mother, 60 miles away in Asheville, N.C., CNN said. The bodies were found on New Year’s Day.



January 1st, 2009 at 10:16pm Posted by | abduction, Amber Alert, child welfare, Crime/Murder, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing Children, Pictures | 2 comments

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