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

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

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

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

Alexis Cartwright Description:

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

Lemuel Cartwright Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18 Year Old Keighley Ann Alyea Missing Since 9/29/09 From Overland Park, KS (Missing/Endangered)

18 year old college student Keighley Ann Alyea has been missing since midnight Tuesday, Keighley Ann Alyea_missingSeptember 30, 2009. Keighley Ann Alyea was last seen at her home about midnight Tuesday. Police fear that she is in danger and is listed as a missing/endangered person as she was the victim of domestic violence last week.

 Keighley Ann Alyea description:

  • 5 feet 1 inch tall
  • 113 pounds
  • black hair
  • brown eyes
  • She drives a dark green four-door Mazda 626 with a Kansas license plate 198-BOV. Her car also is missing.

Police are also looking for 22 year old Sean M. Merritt, 22, who has had addresses in Kansas City, Kan.; Baldwin City, Kan.; Grandview; and Olathe.

Anyone with information about Alyea or Merritt is asked to call the Overland Park police at 913-895-6300 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS

UPDATE I: Police Locate Man. Sean M. Merritt, Wanted for Questioning in Disappearance of Missing Teen

The key words here in this statement from police are, “at this time”. According to her father Jame Hayes, since Keighley Ann Alyea went missing, no one on Facebook’s gotten in contact with her … “No text messages, no phone calls, just gone.”

Kansas City, Kan police have located Sean M. Merritt, 22, who was wanted for questioning in the disappearance of Keighley Ann Alyea, 18, who has been missing since Sept. 29.

Overland Park police captain Jim Weaver said Merritt is not a suspect and is not being charged with anything at this time. Weaver said Merritt’s vehicle was spotted Sunday afternoon broken down along I-70 near 18th Street in Kansas City, Kan.

Earlier in the investigation, police interviewed two of Alyea’s ex-boyfriends but have since cleared them as suspects. On Sunday, police turned their attention Merritt.

October 4th, 2009 at 06:52pm Posted by | Endangered Persons Alert, Missing, Missing Teen, Pictures | no comments

17 Year Old Alena Luttner Missing Since July 19, 2009 After She Escaped from Hospital in Erie, PA (Update: Found Safe)

17 year old Alena Luttner has been missing since July 19, 2009 after she ran away from the Alene Luttner_missingVincent Medical Center in Erie, PA. Alena Luttner suffers from depression and is insulin dependent.


  • height 5’2″
  • weighs 125 pounds
  • long straight brown hair
  • hazel eyes
  • She was last seen wearing a floral hospital gown and blue jeans

Police believe that Alena Luttner may be heading to the North Hills, where her family once lived. Because of her being insulin dependent, her mother fears that her medical condition could put her in a diabetic coma.

“My fear is that, because she is insulin Dependant every four hours, that, as she ran, that once again she will become unconscious and be lying somewhere,” said mother Susan Luttner.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Family, police seek teenager last seen at Saint Vincent

Luttner said her daughter was in Erie participating in an intensive program aimed at helping people suffering from major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Luttner believes Alena might be trying to reach friends near Pittsburgh, where the family used to live, but said Alena had no money, cell phone or transportation when she left the hospital.

Anyone who has seen Luttner or has information about her whereabouts is asked to call Erie police at 870-1120.

UPDATE I: Erie police said Alena Luttner was found during a traffic stop in Latrobe

July 26th, 2009 at 06:24pm Posted by | Alena Luttner, Endangered Persons Alert, Found Alive, Missing, Missing Teen, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Pictures, Runaway | one comment

AMBER ALERT Issued for 23 Month Old Emanuel Guzman … Missing in Colorado Springs, CO … Police Looking for Parents, Benito Guzman and Carmen Aguilera

Authorities have issued an AMBER ALERT for 23 month old Emanuel Guzman who is believed to be endangered. Police say that the boy was burned by his parents. Police are looking for Emanuel Guzman and his parents, Benito Guzman and Carmen Aguilera, both of whom did not show up in court on Thursday.


Colorado Springs Police are looking for Emanuel Guzman and his parents Benito Guzman and Carmen Aguilera. Both parents didn’t appear in court on Thursday and custody of their son was transferred to the Department of Human Services.

Police say the parents may be trying to take Emanuel to Mexico.

They are facing charges relating to the alleged child abuse and burning of the boy.

Emanuel is considered endangered because he requires medical care for the severe burns he suffered in April. He has scars on his hands from the burns.

 Police say they could be in two different vehicles: a tan 2004 Ford pickup with license plate number 491-SKZ or a brown 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Colorado license plate number 781-SLH.

AMBER Alert Issued for 2 Year Old Colorado Boy

Emanuel Guzman Description:

  • 2 year old Hispanic male
  • 2′ tall
  • 30 pounds
  • brown eyes
  • brown hair.

Carmen Guzman

Description of Parents:

  • Carmen Aguilera is a 30 year old Hispanic female, 5′ 6″, 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
  • Benito Guzman is a 29 year old Hispanic male, 5′ 8″, 180 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and has a mustache.

Benito Guzman

Anyone with information is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000 or dial 911



May 23rd, 2009 at 09:27pm Posted by | abduction, Amber Alert, Endangered Persons Alert, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing Children, Pictures | no comments

Florida Endangered Missing Child Alert Issued for 6 Months Old Riley Buchness, Missing in Miami, FL (UPDATE: Missing Child a Hoax)

A Florida Endangered Missing Child Alert has been issued by authorities for missing 6 month old Riley Buchness from Miami. Riley Buchness was last seen on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 where he disappeared from the 5000 block of Northwest 7th Street in Miami, FL. The FDLE believes that Riley Buchness may be with a 20 to 30 year old woman named “Camille.”

Riley Buchness  description:Riley Buchness

  • 6 months old
  • wearing a white onesie with blue jeans
  • brown hair – hair is in a mohawk style
  • green eyes
  • has one tooth, and a fake tattoo of an anchor on his left arm

Suspect description:

  • The FDLE believes Riley may be with a 20 to 30-year-old woman named “Camille.” Camille
  • described as a white woman, about 5’5, weighing 130 pounds with long brown hair and a gap in her teeth.
  • They may be traveling in a red Acura, possibly with a Massachusetts tag

They may be traveling in a red Acura, possibly with a Massachusetts tag.

If anyone has any information or has  seen Riley Buchness, or know where he is, please call the Miami Police Department at 305-579-3449

UPDATE I: Police Search For Missing Miami Baby

UPDATE II: Mother Arrested After Allegedly Reporting Missing Baby Hoax

As it turns out not only was 6 month old Riley Burchness never missing, he never existed. McCormic was arrested Friday morning on charges of giving false information to police officers.

A woman named Megan McCormic told police that a baby sitter never returned her 6-month-old on Dec. 23 from his home at the 5000 block of Northwest 7th Street in Miami.

Police canceled the search for the baby, whom the mother said was named Riley Buchness.

“Every question was just another lie covering up another lie until she just couldn’t hold it anymore,” Detective Freddy Ponze of the Miami Police Department said.

Police said on Friday that McCormic was lying and used the fake existence of the baby, with photographs she took from the Internet, to lure a former boyfriend, John Buchness, from Boston, who had traveled to Miami to meet his supposed son. McCormic fooled her former boyfriend into thinking she gave birth to his son, police said.

Report: Miami woman made up story about baby son disappearing

December 25th, 2008 at 05:29pm Posted by | abduction, Endangered Persons Alert, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures | no comments

Missing Fort Bliss Soldier, Pfc Jeneesa Lewis Considered in Danger … Husband Clinton Lewis wanted for Questioning (Update: Found Alive)

Pfc Jeneesa Lewis has been missing since Friday, July 18, 2008 from Fort Jeneesa LewisBliss. Is it possible? Could it have happened again? Authorities are searching for 28 year old Fort Bliss Soldier, Pfc. Jeneesa Lewis and her husband Clinton Lewis. Pfc. Jeneesa Lewis is the fourth female soldier to go missing this year under suspicious circumstances. Pfc. Jeneesa Lewis is missing and considered in danger after she did not report for work Friday. Jeneesa Lewis is with the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade at Fort Bliss  Also authorities found evidence of foul play inside her apartment.

Fort Bliss spokeswoman Jean Offutt said that when Jenessa Lewis didn’t report to physical training or work, soldiers from the 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 11th Brigade went to her off-post apartment to check on her. The apartment she shares with her husband was locked, prompting the call to police. When police arrived just after noon, investigators found evidence of foul play, Mears said. Mears said neither Lewis nor her husband were at the apartment. He would not discuss details of what officers found in the apartment.

Pfc Jeneesa Lewis description:

  • Pfc. Jeneesa Lewis is 28 years old
  • 5 foot 4 inches tall
  • white female
  • weighs about 125 pounds.

Clinton Lewis AP/El Paso Police Department Police say the wife of Clinton Lewis, Fort Bliss soldier Pfc. Jeneesa Lewis, is missing and considered in danger.

Police believe that Pfc Jeneesa Lewis is missing and her husband,  34 year old Clinton Lewis, may have something to do with it.  Investigators are looking for a 2001 white Dodge Dakota pickup truck with Texas tags 20ZFD7.

Police: Missing Texas soldier may be in danger UPDATE I: East Tennessee soldier missing, manhunt on

According to the Associated Press, people who know the soldier told investigators that she and her husband, who is not in the Army, have been having marital problems. Fort Bliss spokeswoman Jean Offutt told the AP that when Jeneesa Lewis didn’t report to physical training or work, soldiers from the 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 11th Brigade went to her off-post apartment to check on her. The apartment she shares with her husband was locked and neither of the Lewises were home.

UPDATE II: Sister of Missing Jeneesa Lewis’ states she was sent a text message about leaving her husband two days before she vanished.

Her sister says Army Private First Class Jeneesa Lewis sent a text message about leaving her husband two days before she vanished.

Lewis’ sister says El Paso police found the apartment was a mess and there was blood.

UPDATE III: Clinton W. Lewis, Husband of missing soldier wanted in Tennessee

Clinton W. Lewis has not been charged in the case and police have not named him a suspect. But investigators want to talk to him about the disappearance of his wife, Pfc. Jeneesa M. Lewis, a soldier stationed at Fort Bliss.

He is wanted on an outstanding warrant from Hawkins County, Tenn., where the couple lived before Jeneesa Lewis joined the Army last year. Officials with the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office did not provide details of the warrant Sunday, saying the department would issue a statement on Monday.

UPDATE IV: Missing Fort Bliss Soldier Jeneesa Lewis Found Alive … Husband Clinton W. Lewis Arrested

Finally some good news with regards to a missing persons case. Army Pfc. Jeneesa Lewis who had been adducted and kidnapped by her husband has been found safe. Although it is reported that she was hurt and had suffered stab wounds, Jeneesa Lewis is alive, safe and presently in a hospital in El Paso. Clinton Lewis has been arrested on an aggravated kidnapping charge.

The Benton Crier: Family: Missing Fort Bliss soldier found alive

Her husband, Clinton W. Lewis, has been jailed on an aggravated kidnapping charge. He was being held on $75,000 bond, according to jail records, which did not show if he had an attorney.

Delores Pigeon, Jeneesa Lewis‘ grandmother, said Jeneesa Lewis called late Sunday to say her husband abducted her from her El Paso apartment last week, drove her to Nevada and then came back to El Paso to turn himself in.

ABC News: Sister: Missing Fort Bliss soldier Jeneesa Lewis found alive, ‘tired, scared and weak’

“Clinton had seen it on the news and decided to turn himself in,” Skelton said in a phone interview from her home in Rogersville, Tenn.

“He took her into Nevada,” Pigeon said. “She said she’s in shock. She’s got two big holes in her legs and she lost of a lot of blood.”

UPDATE V: Husband of Fort Bliss Soldier Stabbed, Raped Her

The police affidavit said Lewis was waiting inside the soldier’s apartment and kicked her in the face as she walked through the door. The private first class was stabbed with a kitchen knife, threatened with death, then raped, investigators allege.

To get more updates and discuss the case of missing Pfc. Jeneesa Lewis, go to Scared Missing Persons forum.

If Anyone has information on the case your being asked to call El Paso Crime Stoppers at 566 TIPS.

July 19th, 2008 at 03:22pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, Endangered Persons Alert, Found Alive, Jeneesa Lewis, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing Military, Pictures, Rape, Search and Rescue, sexual assault | 5 comments

24 Year Old Second Lt. Holley Wimunc Missing Since 7/10/08 from Womack Army Hospital at Ft Bragg, NC … Arson at her Apartment … Divorce … Restraining Order (Update: Charred Remains Found?)

24 year old Holley Wimunc was reported missing Thursday morning, July 10, 2008 when she failed to show up for work at Womack Army Hospital at Ft. Bragg. Fayetteville police were dispatched to Wimunc’s apartment home on Thursday morning at the Morganton Place Apartments on Morganton Road near Bonaza Drive to find her apartment smoldering and a strong odor of gasoline. Holley Wimunc was not found at the scene and is considered a missing person.


Missing Lt. Holley Wimunc

When officers arrived on the scene it was determined that there was evidence of an arson,” Fayetteville Police Lt. David Sportsman said.
Investigators say two bedrooms were burned and a back window was broken out. Wimunc was missing, but her car was still in the parking lot.

All signs in this case point to a terrible situation. A missing 24 year old woman, a burned apartment of which the cause was arson, a messy divorce, reports of domestic violence and a retraining order in which according to documents claim that Holley Wiminc’s husband threatened her and threatened to commit suicide.

In a court filing for a protective order, Wimunc said that in May her husband had knocked her down, held a loaded gun to her head and then threatened to commit suicide, WRAL reported. 

The court documents indicate that John Wimunc is a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, the station reported.

According to court documents, Lt. Holley Wimunc was going through a divorce with her husband, Marine Corporal John Wimunc. Holley Wimnuc previously had taken out a restraining order against him. documents report that on occasion, Corporal John Wimunc held a gun to his wife’s head and threatened to killer her.

The Fayetteville Police Department identified 24-year-old Holley Wimunc, a second lieutenant at the Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, as missing and endangered Friday. A smoldering blaze was found Thursday morning at her apartment by a concerned colleague after Wimunc failed to show up for her nursing job in the military hospital’s maternity ward.

Authorities quickly ruled that the fire had been intentionally set with the help of an accelerant, Lt. David Sportsman, spokesman for the Fayetteville Police Department, told ABC News in an interview Friday. Investigators spent Thursday contacting Wimunc’s family and friends, hoping she’d intentionally taken off. Wimunc was nowhere to be found, and authorities identified her Friday so the public could possibly help in the investigation. (ABC News)

Soldier Missing After Apartment Fire

Wimunc was gone, but her car was still in the parking lot, police said. They towed the car — a white Dodge — to a site where it could be examined.

Houp said taking the car was a precautionary measure.

“We don’t want to leave any stone unturned,” he said.

Investigators with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies waited at a police command post outside the building most of the day for warrants to search the apartment. They entered the apartment about 7:15 p.m.

Another Fort Bragg soldier is under investigation, as her apartment is found destroyed by an allegedly set fire, and she is nowhere to be found.

Missing soldier’s children are safe

Americas Most Wanted: Ft. Bragg, North Carolina Soldier Holley Wimunc Missing

John Wimunc_ex-husband

Cpl. John Patrick Wimunc

UPDATE I: Marine’s parents of Cpl. John Patrick Wimunc: Claims of violence against wife ‘unfounded’

  • Full statement from parents can be read HERE

UPDATE II: Charred human remains found in Onslow on the south end of Camp Lejeune

Authorities are reporting a grisly discovery in what they suspect may be the body of missing Army 2nd Lt. Holley Lynn Wimunc. The remains discovered appear to have been burned and mutilated.

SNEADS FERRY, NC (WTVD) — Onslow Sheriff’s investigators and military authorities are investigating charred human remains found near Camp Lejeune.

Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said the human remains were found Sunday in a shallow grave off Old Folkstone Road in Sneads Ferry. Sneads Ferry is on the south end of Camp Lejeune.

Investigators believe someone set a fire in the area in an attempt to cover up a crime.

Neither the Onslow County Sheriff’s Officer or military authorities have confirmed whether this is connected to the disappearance of Fort Bragg soldier Holley Wimunc.

Charred remains found near Camp Lejeune

“We did in fact find human remains in what appeared to be a shallow grave. (The remains) are being guarded now by law enforcement officers. The crime scene will be processed first thing tomorrow morning,” Hudson said.

Remains found near Lejeune may be missing soldier

“There was physical evidence that indicated the body had been there for a substantial period of time,” Hudson said.

The body had been burned prior to the brush fire, Hudson said. There is reason to suspect it is Holley Wimunc, Hudson said, but he would not specify why. He said investigators left the body in place under guard Sunday night and plan to examine it closer today.

He would not discuss whether investigators have a suspect or suspects.

The Jacksonville Daily News, citing unnamed sources, reported Sunday that investigators found “bladed weapons” near the body and that it was mutilated.

UPDATE III: Father of Fort Bragg nurse: Our daughter is dead

To discuss the case and get updates go to Scared Missing Persons Forum: 2nd Lt. Holley Wimunc, 24, missing Fort Bragg

July 12th, 2008 at 12:07pm Posted by | Endangered Persons Alert, Found Deceased, Missing Adult, Pictures | 3 comments

Missing and Endangered 14 Year Old Rachel Green from Salem, Wisconsin Thought to be in NY with 23 year old Kyle DeWolf (Update Found Safe)

Rachel Green, a 14 year old girl from Salem, WI is considered missing and endangered and thought to be in New York. She is believed to be with 23 year old Kyle DeWolf of of Binghamton, New York. Where else would a 14 year old and 23 year old meet in today’s society? The internet and MySpace of course.

  • 5 foot 3, and 125 pounds.
  • She was last seen Monday, June 30 in her hometown of Salem, Wisconsin.
  • DeWolf could be driving a 1998 Oldsmobile with New York plates EAH 1663

Rachel green_kyle Dewolf

Rachel Green 14, of Salem, Wisconsin went missing on Monday June 30th. She is thought to be with 23 year old Kyle DeWolf of Binghamton, New York. Kyle was just released from the army in Ft. Stewart, Georgia after completing a 21 month tour in Iraq.

The two met over the Internet on myspace. Rachel was last seen Monday but never showed up for summer school. There is a strong belief they are in New York as they were spotted in Pennsylvania on Tuesday and Kyle has family in Ulster, PA and Endicott, NY.

Kyle is thought to be operating a green, 4 door, Oldsmobile with NYS Registration EAH1663.

UPDATE I: Mother Of Missing Girl Speaks Out

Hansen is overcome with worry, concern and fear of where her 14-year-old daughter may be.
Investigators believe Green met 23-year-old Kyle DeWolf through MySpace.

“I had no idea who this person was. None didn’t even know he existed and then all the sudden MySpace comes up again. This guy Kyle and she’s gone. She’s just gone,” Hansen said.

DeWolf was recently discharged from the army and was living in Georgia. Authorities tell the family the two may be headed toward New York where he has family.

TODAY’S TMJ4’s Melanie Stout: “You said she’s just your average teenage girl?”

“Yes who trusted someone she shouldn’t have,” Hansen said.

UPDATE II:  23 year old man suspected in the disappearance of a 14 year old Kenosha County girl has been arrested in New York

She had been reported missing by her mother Monday. Authorities say text messages on Green’s cell phone showed she was communicating with DeWolf about the time of her disappearance.

DeWolf is already charged with transferring obscene material to a minor and crossing state lines to have sex with a minor.

July 3rd, 2008 at 11:26pm Posted by | arrested, Endangered Persons Alert, Found Alive, Missing, Missing Teen, My, Pictures, Runaway | no comments

12 Year Old Lorena Sanchez-Toledo Missing Since April 15, 2008 in Charlottesville, VA

12 year old Lorena Sanchez-Toledo has been missing since April 15, 2008 after returning home from school Tuesday. She is believed to be in danger and possibly taken by 31 year old Jeremias Chagala Mil.

The Virginia State Police has issued an Endangered Missing Child Alert for Lorena Sanchez-Toledo. The Richmond, VA division of the FBI is investigation the disappearance of Lorena Sanchez-Toledo as a possible kidnapping.


  • Sex: Female
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Age: 12
  • Height:  5’0″ (152 cm)
  • Weight:  150 lbs (68 kg) 
  • Hair Color: Black 
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Lorena was last seen on April 15, 2008. She may be in the company of Jeremias Chagala-Mil.

Jones said city authorities believe Sanchez-Toledo may be with a Hispanic man named Jeremias Chagala-Mil. The 31-year-old Charlottesville man is 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 150 pounds. He may be driving a 1997 red Mitsubishi with the license plate KDW-8874.
If you see Sanchez-Toledo, call Detective Logan Woodzell at the Charlottesville Police Department at 970-3280 or 980-3210. (Daily Progress)

 jeremias chagala mil

Possible suspect in kidnapping: Jeremias Chagala Mil

City Searches for Missing Girl, Lorena Sanchez-Toledo

UPDATE I: Car found, but girl still missing

On Friday night, city po-lice found Chagala-Mil’s 1997 red Mitsubishi near Sanchez-Toledo’s home, according to a Saturday news release from the department, and said he might have left the Char-lottesville area. Police have described Chagala-Mil as a 5-foot-4-inch, 150-pound Hispanic male.
Police Chief Timothy J. Longo said his department has partnered with the FBI to search for Sanchez-Toledo.
“None of us can imagine the sense of helplessness that Lorena’s family and friends are experiencing, but we are committed to accessing any and all re-sources at our disposal to ensure her safe return,” Longo said Saturday in a statement.

UPDATE II: Charlottesville upgrades search for missing girl

April 19th, 2008 at 03:33pm Posted by | abduction, Endangered Persons Alert, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures | no comments

Denise Amber Lee Missing Since January 17, 2008 from North Port, FL … Abducted by Michael Lee King

21 year old Denise Amber Lee has been missing since this past Thursday. She is believed to have been abducted.  Michael Lee King has been arrested by police who is suspected of abducting Denise Amber Lee.


  • a white 21 year old female
  • 5’2” tall
  • about 110 pounds
  • She has dirty-blonde hair below her shoulder blades and a small mole under her chin on the right side of her face


Denise Amber Lee is thought to have been taken on Thursday from North Port, where her husband found their two young children alone in the home.

Later Thursday, authorities arrested Michael Lee King, 37, who they believe snatched Lee, the daughter of a Charlotte County sheriff’s lieutenant. But there has been no sign of her.

Neighbors: Man charged in kidnapping drove through area repeatedly

Neighbors of Denise Amber Lee said they had seen her reported abductor, Michael Lee King, drive by Lee’s house several times, including early yesterday morning.

Neighbor Jennifer Eckert said she saw King park his green Camaro in the driveway of Lee’s Latour Avenue home at about p.m. yesterday. Eckert said she came outside when she heard the Camaro pull in and made eye contact with the driver, presumably King. The driver then sped off, Eckert said.

Eckert told police what she saw, and that information helped identify King and his Camaro as a suspect. She said Lee’s husband later tearfully thanked her for the help.

The suspect, Michael King was caught and arrested Thursday night, hours after Lee was snatched from her North Port home.

Michael King

(Michael King)

North Port neighbors: We want to search for Denise Amber Lee

Manatee search doesn’t provide leads in kidnapping case

The Denise Amber Lee Abduction: The First 28 Hours

Witness: Kidnapped woman screamed for help

The last man to have seen North Port resident Denise Amber Lee said Friday that she screamed for him to call the police before she was sped away by accused kidnapper Michael King.

Harold Muxlow Jr., 45, was startled by the incident outside his North Port home but said he did not immediately understand that there had been a kidnapping.

Muxlow said that King, his cousin, had a “psycho” girlfriend and that such drama was not necessarily unusual.

UPDATE I: Searchers Find Unidentified Body, Is It Denise Amber Lee?

The body of an unidentified white woman was found today in Sarasota County, FL. Could it be the body of missing Denise Amber Lee? There has yet to be a positive id. Deputies also announced that they plan to hold another news conference with Lee’s family at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Searchers have found the body of a white woman in Sarasota County, but have not positively identified it, officials with the North Port police department said today at a news conference.

Investigators have been looking for Denise Amber Lee, 21, who disappeared from her home in North Port on Thursday. They arrested Michael Lee King, 36, that night and charged him with kidnapping.

Deputies also announced that they plan to hold another news conference with Lee’s family at 10 a.m. Sunday.

At another news conference this morning, authorities reiterated there is no known relationship between Lee and the man in custody in connection with her disappearance.

“At this point the investigative team has nothing to believe it was anything more than an absolute random act of violence,” said Terry Lewis, police chief for the North Port Police Department.

UPDATE II: Cops Find Body in Search for Mother of 2 Believed Abducted From Florida Home

NORTH PORT, Fla. —  Florida police on Saturday say they have found a body “likely” that of a missing mother of two, a day after arresting a man in connection with her alleged abduction and finding blonde hair and a woman’s ring in his car, reports.

UPDATE III: Grim find seems to seal a missing woman’s fate

A search-and-rescue team found the body after nearly 250 law enforcement officers from all over the region had joined in the search for Lee.

The body was found in a swampy wooded area that, though the crime-scene tape was visible from Interstate 75, was remote enough that investigators were being shuttled there by helicopter.

There is a large pond nearby, and people familiar with the area say large alligators abound.

Police would not conclusively say that the body found Saturday was Lee’s.

UPDATE IV: Medical Examiner ID’s Body In Shallow Grave As Denise Lee

The sad yet not unexpected news is coming out of Florida today. The medical examiner has positively ID’d the body found in a shallow grave as that of missing Denise Amber Lee. May she rest in peace.

TAMPA – A body found Saturday in a shallow grave in Sarasota County has been positively identified as Denise Amber Lee of North Port, authorities announced today.

Lee, the 21-year-old daughter of a veteran sheriff’s lieutenant, had been missing since Thursday.

“We’ve identified the remains of the victim we found yesterday as our victim Denise,” said North Port Police Chief Terry Lewis. “She is with God.”

To discuss the case and get further updates go to Scared Monkeys Forum, Missing Persons: Denise Amber Lee.

January 19th, 2008 at 01:54pm Posted by | abduction, Endangered Persons Alert, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | 7 comments

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