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12 Year Old Missing Kayleah Wilson Found Dead

12 year old Kayleah Wilson had been missing since March 28, 2010 after disappearing while walking to a birthday party. Sadly, Kayleah Wilson was found dead on May 19 in an irrigation ditch. Police have not released the cause of death. Her body was found 1/2 mile from where she lived. The case is now considered a homicide.

A worker checking the ditch after heavy rain found the body in about 3 feet of water, said police. The decomposed body had been there for some time. Family friend Cindy Rogers said Kayleah loved to laugh: “She had a really great personality. She’s going to be missed.”

Body In Colorado Ditch Identified As Missing Girl

A body found in a drainage ditch in Greeley on Wednesday has been identified as that of Kayleah Wilson, who had been missing for two months.

Dental records identified the remains, which were in an advanced state of decomposition. A worker found the body a mile away from Kayleah’s home after heavy rains early this week.

The case is now considered a homicide. Authorities have not announced a suspect or person of interest.

May 22nd, 2010 at 06:18pm Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Children | one comment

Remains found in Holden ID’d as Norwood Mass Woman, Tyra Wilkerson, Missing Since 2006

32 year old Tyra Wilkerson was reported missing in 2006. The human remains that were found earlier this month in Holden, MA have been positively identified as the Norwood woman, Tyra Wilkerson.  According to the Holden Police Department, the skull was discovered by a jogger on April 3. Her remains were identified by using dental records.

Human remains found in Holden earlier this month belonged to a Norwood woman who has been missing since 2006, according to Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office.

The woman has been identified as Tyra Wilkerson of Norwood, Early said in a statement. She was approximately 32 years old when she was reported missing in 2006.

No other information on Wilkerson was immediately available. Norwood police referred questions to Early’s office.

Police have yet to determine how Tyra Wilkerson died; however, stated that they would now begin the next phase in their investigation … “We will now move forward in attempting to determine the circumstances surrounding her death.”

April 18th, 2010 at 03:02pm Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult | no comments

Body of 24 Year Old Missing Katherine Huether Has been Found in the Columbia River Gorge in Portland, OR

24 year old Katherine Huether has been missing since March 4, 2010 when she went hiking in Washington’s Skamania County near the Bonneville Dam. Sadly, her body was found Saturday, March 13 by hikers in the Columbia River Gorge wedged behind rocks at the base of an 800 foot cliff.

He says deputies confirmed the body was that of Huether but because of darkness and hazardous conditions authorities postponed recovering it until Sunday morning.

Cox didn’t disclose any information how she died in a news release, but he told the Portland Oregonian that Huether appears to have fallen from a cliff that is part of a steep rock face marking the site of the historic Bonneville Slide.

The only information that authorities had to go on was her car found at a trailhead and a credit card receipt with her name found about four miles north of Bonneville Dam.

 Body of missing hiker Katherine Huether found in Columbia River Gorge

A Stevenson father and son who set out today on a four-wheeler and by foot discovered the body of Katherine Huether, 24, among rocks at the base of an 800-foot high-cliff. Skamania County Sheriff’s deputies responding to the scene confirmed the body was Huether’s.

James Martin, 43, told The Oregonian tonight that he and his son went to search the area below the southeast-facing slope of Table Mountain because he thought it hadn’t been thoroughly searched by ground rescuers.

“I thought, if she’s going to be anywhere, she’s going to be below that cliff face,” Martin said.

Martin said he first spotted Huether’s blue North Face jacket, then his son noticed her body nearby about 15 feet down a slope in rocky, steep terrain.

“Her clothing blended right in. I was standing 15 feet from her and didn’t recognize her,” Martin said. “From the air, there was no way they could have seen her.”

March 14th, 2010 at 11:54am Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Search and Rescue | no comments

54 Year Old Douglas Schantz, a Houston Energy Exec Missing Since March 5, 2010 in New Orleans, LA (Update: Found Deceased)

 54 year old Douglas Schantz has been missing since March 5, 2010 from New Orleans, Louisiana. Douglas Schantz is president of Houston, TX based Sequent Energy Management, one of the largest wholesale gas marketers in the country. Schantz was last seen by colleagues between 1 and 2 am on Friday in a Bourbon Street bar. He was wearing a blazer and tie. Douglas Schantz was reported missing when he failed to meet his daughter for a flight home.


54 Year Douglas Schantz Missing in New Orleans, LA

Colleagues last saw Schantz wearing a blazer and tie between 1 and 2 a.m. Friday in a Bourbon Street bar, Assistant Police Superintendent Marlon Defillo said on Saturday.

Schantz’s wife reported him missing after he failed to meet his daughter for a flight home later that morning. Schantz’s hotel key card had not been used since Thursday, and his bank and phone accounts were untouched, Defillo said.

Schantz Description:

  •  white male
  • about 5 feet 11 inches tall
  • 200 pounds
  • medium build
  • blue eyes
  • short, straight, dirty-blonde hair.

Video surveillance shows missing Texas exec leaving Bourbon Street, New Orleans bar.

Surveillance cameras show a missing Texas energy executive leaving a New Orleans night club early Friday, but no other clues have been made public in his disappearances.

New Orleans Police Assistant Superintendent Marlon Defillo said video from a nearby camera on Bourbon Street shows 54-year-old Douglas Schantz leaving the Razzoo Bar and Patio about 2 a.m. Friday.

Authorities suspect foul play in the disappearance of the 54 year old Houston Energy executive. Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information in this case. $5000 reward for an executive that was compensated millions. Really?

Anyone with information regarding Douglass Schantz should call 911, the Orleans Police Department at 504.821.2222, or Detective Gwen Guggenheim at 504.658.5300.

UPDATE I: No new information in search for Houston exec

UPDATE II:  Body Found in Mississippi River Identified as Missing Businessman Douglas Schantz

The body found in the Mississippi River has been positively ID’d  as Douglass Schantz, the Houston, TX business man who went missing in New Orleans, LA.

New Orleans Police have positively identified the body found this morning in the Mississippi River as Douglas Schantz.


Tim Miller from Texas Equusearch, who was key in the search in Aruba for missing teen Natalee Holloway of Birmingham, AL, aided in the search on the Mississippi River for the missing Houston, TX businessman.

Schantz, a 54- year old oil executive from Houston has been missing since early Friday morning.

 Houston Executive Douglas Schantz’s Body Found in Mississippi River

Schantz may not have met with foul play at all, but may have fallen into the water after a night of drinking on Bourbon Street.

Michael Schantz said that one video showed his father “stumbling” and “grasping for a wall” as he made his way to the dock.

“[In the video] he walks down near the water and there is a gate that he opens,” the son said. “I’m sure he just wanted to go reflect or look at the boat.”

“There is only one way for him to come back and the tape never shows him coming back,” he said.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that a video camera spotted Schantz walking up the narrow gangplank of the Natchez, and then suddenly disappear.

For more updates, information and to provide your own opinion, go to Scared Missing Persons Forum: Douglas Schantz. 

March 7th, 2010 at 07:23pm Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | one comment

TV Show ‘Growing Pains’ Actor Andrew Koenig Missing in Vancouver, Canada Since 2/14/2010 (Update: Found Deceased)

Andrew Koenig, who played Boner on the 1980′s TV sitcom ‘Growing Pains’ has been reported missing according to Vancouver police. Koenig has not been seen for a week and missed his flight back to the US on February 16. He was last seen on Sunday Feb 14, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.

Andrew Koenig is the son of Star Trek actor Walter Koenig, where the following post of his son’s disappearance can be found.

He was reportedly last seen a week ago. Koenig was supposed to be on a flight back to the United States on February 16, but didn’t make it.

The family is asking that anyone with information contact that Detective Raymond Payette of the Vancouver Police Department at 604-717-2534.

It would appear that fameos friends of the missing Andrew Koenig have put out their own pseudo Twitter Amber Alerts forKoenig.

According to Star Celebrity,  he was last seen on February 14, 2010 in Vancouver:

He was last seen on Sunday Feb 14, in Vancouver, Canada. His sister Danielle Koenig said that “ He went to Vancouver on Feb 14th to visit friends who last saw him.”

Jenny Magenta, a Burlesque dancer said that Koeing is stayed with her in Vancouver, she also said that there’s some evidence he was in the Stanley Park area of Vancouver.

Let’s just hope he went off on his own and just did not bother to inform any one of his whereabouts.

UPDATE I: Body of Andrew Koenig Found in Vancouver Park

A tearful Walter Koenig appeared at a press conference Thursday evening to confirm that a body found earlier in the day in Vancouver’s Stanley Park was that of his son, missing “Growing Pains” actor Andrew Koenig.

“My son took his own life,” Walter Koenig said, wife Judy at his side.

February 21st, 2010 at 11:38am Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing in Canada, Pictures | no comments

11 Year Old Sarah Haley Foxwell Missing Since 12/22/09 from Salisbury, MD (Thomas Leggs Arrested)

11 year old Sarah Haley Foxwell has seen missing since December 22, 2009 from Salisbury, Maryland. Sarah Haley Foxwell was last seen when she went to her room about 9:30 PM wearing fuzzy red pajama bottoms with Christmas trees on them and a pink John Deere T-shirt.  Sarah Haley Foxwell was discovered missing early Wednesday when a relative went to check on  Sarah and her 6-year-old sister.

“She wasn’t in her room,” Lewis said. He said there was no evidence of forced entry to the home where the girls live with their aunt, who is their legal guardian. Leggs is a former boyfriend of the aunt, officials said.

A “juvenile witness” awoke during the night Tuesday and saw Sarah leave the bedroom with “Tommy,” and said he was wearing blue jeans, an orange jacket and white sneakers, the charging document says.


Registered sex offender Thomas Leggs, left – Sarah Haley Foxwell, rt

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

  • Missing Date: Dec 22, 2009
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: White
  • Age: 11
  • Height:  4’8″ (142 cm)
  • Weight:  78 lbs (35 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue 

30 year old Thomas J. Leggs, a registered sex offender has been charged with kidnapping and burglary and was in custody.

Thomas J. Leggs, 30, a registered sex offender, has been charged with kidnapping and burglary and was in custody, authorities said. Officials said that he is Sarah’s aunt’s ex-boyfriend and that their relationship ended about a month ago.

Why on earth do these woman date sex offender?Do they think they will actually change? That they won’t be attracted to little girls? Oh wait, they have changed, they have been cured. What are these woman thinking that they would knowingly date a registered sex offender who raped a teenager. In the process they expose all children around them to this animal.

Lewis said interviews with the children in the house, as well as other evidence, convinced investigators that Leggs abducted Sarah. Lewis said that Leggs, who works as a laborer in a wood and counter business, was refusing to cooperate.

Leggs, who authorities said lives in Salisbury in an outbuilding on property his parents own, is registered as a sex offender in Maryland and Delaware.

According to Maryland’s sex offender registry, Leggs has a conviction for a third-degree sex offense. Wicomico officials said the victim in that crime was a young girl.

According to a Delaware Web site, Leggs is a “high-risk” offender who was convicted in 2001 of raping a teenager.

Authorities were asking for information from anyone who might have seen Leggs’s vehicle, a 2003 champagne-colored Dodge Ram pickup, between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday. Officials ask that anyone with information about Sarah’s disappearance call the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office at 410-548-4891.

Police searching for missing girl; registered sex offender in custody

The suspect is known to the girl’s family, according to a police official.

Earlier Wednesday, the search focused on a radius about three miles in either direction of Sarah’s residence, Wilson said.

A police command center was established about noon Wednesday at a church on Zion Road at Zion Church Road, a location that is central to the residences of both the girl and the suspect, Lewis had said.

UPDATE I:  11 Year Old Sarah Haley Foxwell Found Deceased

To discuss the case further, provide your opinion and get updates … go to Scared Missing Persons: Sarah Haley Foxwell.

cross posted at Scared

December 25th, 2009 at 02:49pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, Exploited, Found Deceased, Missing Children, molestation, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Pictures, sex offender | no comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police: Body found in river missing American man

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

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

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


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

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

Coast Guard Recovers Body of One Missing Navy Pilot, Second Pilot Still Missing (Lt. John Joseph & Lt. Bret Travis Miller)

The Navy reports the T-34 Trainer, a single-engine prop plane, is missing and showed no problems before disappearing from radar on Wednesday afternoon, October 28, 2009.

The Coast Guard has announced that they have recovered one of the bodies of the two pilots that went missing on Wednesday when their plane went missing from the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, TX  near San Jose Island.

They did not release the name of the pilots recovered; however, the Navy had previously released the names and said that 29 year old Lt. John Joseph Houston and 30 year old Lt. Bret Travis Miller were on board the Navy T-34C Turbomentor training plane.

Navy Identifies 2 Missing Pilots

October 31st, 2009 at 10:39am Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing Military, Search and Rescue | no comments

15 Year Old Charged with First Degree Murder in the Death of 9 Year Old Elizabeth Olten

A 15 year old juvenile has been charged with first degree murder in the death of 9 year old Elizabeth_Olten2Elizabeth Olten.  Elizabeth Olten went missing on October 21, 2009 and was found 2 days later in a wooded area by investigators.

Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and volunteers began searching for the girl quickly, and continued that search Thursday and Friday, until Elizabeth’s body was found about 2:40 p.m. Friday.

“It was in the woods, several hundred yards away from the houses,” White said. “We had been (searching) through that area more than once.

“The body was very well concealed.”

He would not be more specific about how the body was hidden, or whether the place where it was found also was the crime scene.

The name and gender of the juvenile charged has not been released. However, the unnamed teenage suspect is not related to Elizabeth but was acquainted with her and is from the same area just west of Jefferson City.

Authorities said Saturday that a 15-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of a 9-year-old central Missouri girl found in the woods two days after she went missing.

Police did not release the teen’s gender or name and provided few other details about the person suspected of killing Elizabeth Olten. Cole County Sheriff Greg White has said the teenage suspect is not related to Elizabeth but was acquainted with her and is from the same area just west of Jefferson City.

According to Missouri state law, children as young as 12 can be charged as adults with first-degree murder.

With Olten’s body, came the formal charge from Juvenile Court Administrator Michael Couty.

“Alleging a 15-year-old committed an offensive murder in the first degree,” Couty concluded.

Stringent Missouri juvenile laws protect most information in the case.

565.020. — First degree murder, penalty–person under sixteen years of age not to receive death penalty

October 25th, 2009 at 09:17am Posted by | abduction, arrested, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | 3 comments

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

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