7 year old Somer Renee Thompson has been missing since the afternoon of October 19, 2009 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
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, CART@claysheriff.com
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 www.opaa.us.
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 Monkeys.net Missing Persons Forum: Somer Renee Thompson.
4 year old Wyatt Thomas Smitsky had been missing since September 4, 2009 when he was last seen at home. He was reported missing by his family around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Sadly, the body of Wyatt Smitsky was found on Saturday stuffed in a septic tank. Police say the boy’s body was found around 12:45 p.m. Saturday after searchers drained a septic tank on property near his home in Greene Township, Beaver County, PA.
Police have described the case as a homicide and have a suspect in custody.
Authorities in western Pennsylvania say the body of a missing 4-year-old boy has been found stuffed in a septic tank. A suspect is in custody.
State police in Beaver County said Wyatt Smitsky was last seen outside his family’s Greene Township home shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Trooper Robert Lagoon says a septic tank on a neighboring property was drained Saturday and the boy’s body was found. He says authorities “have a known suspect and anticipate filing charges.”
An autopsy has been set for Sunday.
Missing Pa. Toddler Found Dead; Charges Will Be Filed
After an investigation led by Pennsylvania state police, the FBI and the district attorney’s office, authorities have announced that charges will be filed in the death of a 4-year-old child found dead after an extensive search near Hookstown, Beaver County, Pa, about 30 minutes from Weirton, W.Va.
Police have not named a specific person, but they did say that someone will be charged with homicide following the conclusion of an autopsy scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday.
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.
Navy Capt. Michael “Scott” Speicher had been missing since January 17, 1991. He was the first casualty if the first Gulf War in Iraq, Operation Desert Storm. For 18 years Capt. Michael “Scott” Speicher was considered missing. Speicher was considered missing until an Iraqi nomad who as a child witnessed the pilot’s desert burial.
Michael “Scott” Speicher’s Status Can be Changed from Missing to Fallen Hero
8 year old Robert Manwill has been missing since Friday, July 24, 2009 in Boise, Idaho. Robert Grant Manwill was last seen at home leaving his apartment complex at approximately 9:30 pm in the 2800 block of West Cherry Lane. Boise Police believe the boy may have been headed to a party at an unknown friends’ house when he left.
Robert Manwill Description:
- 4 feet, 2 inches tall
- about 50 pounds
- wearing blue jeans, black shoes, and either a brown shirt with the words, “Andy don’t need no Mic” or a blue shirt with a superman symbol on the front
Boise police continue search for missing boy with the help of rescue dogs
Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue were called in Saturday morning. Five dogs are searching the area that includes two large canals and the Boise apartment complex where Robert lives near Vista Avenue.
Chris Harry, operations leader with the search and rescue team said the dogs turned up no trace of Robert Saturday afternoon.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
FBI now involved in search for missing 8-year-old boy
20 FBI agents are in the area, and more could be on the way at a moment’s notice to help find Manwill.
“We’re leaving no stone unturned in that investigation,” Kerns said. “We’re looking at all of the potential leads. We’re looking at all possibilities in our attempt to find out what’s happened to Robert.”
Anyone who believes they have seen Manwill is asked to call Ada County Dispatch at 377-6790.
If anyone has any information, tips or leads regarding Robert Manwill’s whereabouts can either:
* Call the tip line: 570-6457
* Call Crime Stoppers: 343-COPS
* E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE I: According to Idaho State Police web site there are 72 registered sex offenders within 1 mile of the boys residence. 222 registered sex offenders within 3 miles and 441 registered sex offenders within a 5 mile radius.
See map of area 8 year old Robert Manwill went missing HERE.
UPDATE II: Boise man’s home searched in Manwill disappearance (Video)
Authorities searched the home and blue Suburban of Evan Wallis after bloodhounds picked up a scent on his Suburban. Wallis says he welcomes authorities to search his yard and house as he has three boys of his own. Wallis also states that his Suburban “was stolen on July 22, just two days before Robert disappeared. Then it turned back up on Monday and Wallis notified the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.”
Wallis says police searched his home after bloodhounds picked up a scent on his Suburban. He says his truck was stolen on July 22, just two days before Robert disappeared. Then it turned back up on Monday and Wallis notified the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE III: Boise Police Say that Robert Manwill May be the Victim of a Tragic Event
For the first time, Boise Police admit missing 8-year-old boy Robert Manwill’s disappearance is suspicious. At a press conference Friday afternoon, Deputy Chief Jim Kerns revealed police found evidence to indicate Robert may be injured or the victim of a tragic event. Police would not say what evidence they found.
Also Friday, a crime scene van was seen at the Ada County Landfill. A portion of the landfill was marked off with crime scene tape. Boise Police will not confirm or deny if the crime scene van is related to the search for Robert Manwill.
UPDATE IV: Landfill Searched as Thousands Look for Missing Idaho Boy (8/1/09)
Officers roped off an area of the Hidden Hollow Landfill to weed through garbage dumped the day after Robert vanished, the Idaho Statesman said.
Thousands of volunteers helped look for Robert Friday night, one week after he disappeared. Boise police said more than 2,300 searchers combed the city in an effort to find the child.
UPDATE V: Boise police say focus narrows in search for Robert Manwill
“Our leads are narrowing and becoming more specific,” Kerns said Saturday. “The Southdale residence became an area of interest due to a developing lead in the investigation – that location is one of many areas of interest.”
UPDATE VI: Body Found in Canal Cannot be confirmed as eight year old Robert Manwill
Sadly a body matching the description of 8 year old Robert Manwill has been found in a canal. However, the police cannot positively ID the body without an autopsy. According to reports, the body matches the size and age of Robert Manwill.
The Ada County Sheriff’s Office has found the body of a young male in the New York Canal in Boise. It was found near Deer Flat Road and South Cloverdale. That canal flows near where eight-year old Robert Manwill went missing ten days ago.
However, the body cannot be identified as Robert. Until an autopsy is performed Tuesday, we will not know the identity of the body. Police have indicated at Monday afternoon’s press conference that the description of the body is similar to that of Robert.
UPDATE VII: Body of Missing Robert Manwill Found in Canal ID’d
UPDATE VIII: Police are saying that the death of 8 year old Robert Manwill was no accident
To discuss the case, get updates and provide your opinions. go to Scared Monkeys.net Missing Persons Forum.
Navy pilot Michael “Scott” Speicher had been missing for more than 18 years. His F/A-18 Hornet was shot down on January 17, 1991, the very first night of the Gulf War over Iraq during “Operation Dessert Storm.”
After 18 years and so much speculation as to whether Captain Speicher was alive, dead or being held captive; Speicher’s family has finally been provided an answer and closure as to what happened to Michael “Scott” Speicher.
The remains of Michael “Scott” Speicher have been positively identified according to the Pentagon. His remains were located in a remote area of the Anbar province in Iraq. According to a witness who provided the tip, Bedouins buried Speicher’s remains following the crash.
The full story can be read at Scared Monkeys.com, The Mystery of what happened to Michael “Scott” Speicher is over.
A 21 year old Connecticut man, Gregory Hillman, disappeared while being transfered to a North Adams, Massachusetts psychiatric facility this past Monday, June 29, 2009. Hillman is bipolar and is considered suicidal. According to family and friends, he had previously threatened to drown himself in the Atlantic, he may be headed for New York.
He left notes telling his family he loved them but could not go on and planned to end his life by walking into the ocean.
Since he disappeared Monday in Massachusetts, search teams have scoured the area where he was – but his family thinks he might come to the city, where an ex-girlfriend lives.
Gregory Hillman Description:
weighs 165 pounds
has a scar on his forehead
last seen wearing a brown and maroon striped sweatshirt and gold sweatpants
He has been hospitalized on and off for several years but is no risk to others, only himself.
If anyone has any information regarding missing Gregory Hillman, please call North Adams Police Department (413) 664-4944.
UPDATE I: Officials ID body pulled from river, Medical examiners say the body is 20-year-old Gregory Hillman of Darien, CT
A part of the roof has collapsed at the ConAgra Food Inc plant in Garner, NC after a major explosion occurred. It is being reported that there are three employees missing.
“They’ve had a major explosion,” a local WRAL reporter said. There is a partial collapse of the roof at the front, middle and back of the facility creating a HazMat situation, CNN said. The cause of the explosion was undetermined, and the incident was “not totally contained,” according to a police spokesman cited by CNN.
At least 20 people were sent to area hospitals. One employee cited by CNN said a number of his co-workers sustained burns
UPDATE I: Two employees have been killed and one is missing after an explosion at ConAgra.
Shortly after 6 p.m. authorities announced they located the body of one of the three missing employees inside the building. Then around 9 p.m. they announced they found a second body.
Garner Police Sgt. Joe Binns did not say how the bodies were found inside the plant, but he did say they were found in the same general area.
Sadly, although not unexpected authorities have confirmed that the body found buried beneath a layer of concrete along the River Raisin in Raisinville Township last Thursday by a fisherman was that of 5 year old missing Nevaeh Buchanan.
Authorities say a girl’s body found buried along a Michigan river has been confirmed as that of 5-year-old Nevaeh Buchanan, missing since last month.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s office said in a statement Tuesday that DNA testing positively identified her. An autopsy and further tests were being conducted to determine what caused her death and when.
DNA test makes a positive ID: It’s Nevaeh’s body
DNA testing results concluded that Nevaeh indeed was found by fishermen Thursday beneath a layer of concrete along the River Raisin in Raisinville Township, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said this afternoon.
Investigators did not release a cause of death, nor is anyone in custody. The girl disappeared May 24 from her apartment complex.
Though Sheriff Tilman Crutchfield said Friday that the girl found near the river likely was Nevaeh, family members held out hope the girl might still be alive.
- Could this be related to one of the two high-profile missing persons cases in Chicago of Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic? Dana comments.
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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.