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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
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Florida authorities have issued a “Missing Child Alert” for 3 year old Luke Finch. Police are saying that they believe this to be a parental abduction. Luke Finch went missing on November 28, 2009. The child may be in the company of 35 year old Paul Martikainen. Martikainen is the boys father who was in the middle of a court appointed visit with his son when Paul Martikainen abducted Luke Finch.
Paul Martikainen (left), Luke Finch (rt)
Officials say Luke Finch, was last seen in the area of Taylor Park at Harrison & Delannoy Street in Cocoa Florida, wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue pants and black and red fire engine sneakers.
MISSING CHILD ALERT
- Luke Finch, He stands about 2 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 33 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes.
- The boy was last seen in the area of Taylor Park at Harrison and Delannoy streets in Cocoa, wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue pants and black and red fire engine sneakers.
- The child may be in the company of Paul Martikainen, 35, and the pair may be traveling in a green Ford Explorer with a dented rear bumper and tag number 142KEA, police said.
- Martikainen is described as a white male, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 176 pounds, with blond hair and green eyes.
- Martikainen has a tattoo of a cross with Jesus and tribal tattoos on his back and a tribal tattoo on one of his thighs
Martikainen was under supervision because of a prior history of child abuse allegations against his son.
Anyone with information regarding the location of the boy is asked to contact the Cocoa Police Department at 321-639-7620.
Update I: Police still search for man wanted for abducting 3-year-old son from Cocoa
Investigators said this afternoon they are considering expanding the search statewide with the help of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, after receiving several tips and reports of sightings of Luke outside Brevard County. A Florida missing-child alert has been issued for the boy, Cocoa police said.
The father-son visit was being monitored by a court-appointed supervisor because of previous allegations of child abuse against the boy, police said. Martikainen managed to elude the supervisor, and he and the boy have not been seen since 1 p.m., police said.
UPDATE II: Arrest Warrant Issued for Paul Martikainen
A “Missing Child Alert” has been issued for Luke Finch as well as an arrest warrant for the tot-dad, Paul Martikainen. It is believed that the two are on a sail boat sailing in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard has deployed fixed wing air craft and have asked boaters to be on the look out for any sightings of a battleship gray sailboat.
UPDATE III: Missing Dad, Son May Have Left St. Pete in Sailboat
Late Saturday, a witness called authorities and said they had seen Martikainen’s Ford Explorer at the Salt Creek Marina, said Cocoa Police Department spokeswoman Barbara Matthews.
Police found the Explorer at the St. Petersburg marina and interviewed witnesses who reported seeing Martikainen and the boy get into a 32-foot gray Bristol sailboat.
“We found out (Martikainen) had a boat there and people saw Paul and Luke in a dinghy going out to a boat,” Matthews said.
UPDATE IV: Luke Finch Found Safe, Reunited with Mother
The three-day search for a 3-year-old Cocoa boy abducted by his father during a supervised visit at Riverfront Park ended today with his safe recovery from a sailboat in the Gulf of Mexico.
Three-year-old Luke Finch, whom authorities said was abducted by his father and taken to sea, was reunited with his mother Christa Finch in Fort Myers Beach, the U.S. Coast Guard announced this afternoon.
Finch was rescued this morning about 140 miles southwest of Fort Myers Beach on 32-foot sailboat operated by his father Paul Martikainen.
Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O’Leary said the sailboat sank as it was being towed to the Coast Guard Station on Fort Myers Beach.
No one was hurt.
Missing boy, father rescued today by Coast Guard
An AMBER ALERT has been issued by the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division for 1 month old baby boy Angel Miguel Perez. The one month old boy was taken from a vehicle parked at a post office on 6401 Rivers Avenue. The boy was last seen at approximately 5:00 pm on November 23, 2009.
Missing Child Name: Angel Miguel Perez
- Hair Color: Short black hair
- Eye Color: Brown
- Skin Color: Hispanic
- Age: 1MO
- Weight: 11LBS
- Gender: Male
- Description: The child’s date of birth is 10/17/2009. The child was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue pants, white shoes, and a blue hat.
According to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor said Angel’s mother left the boy in her idling vehicle as she went to drop off mail. When she returned, Angel Miguel Perez was gone.
A witness told police a woman left with the child in a gray, four-door compact vehicle with a spoiler.
The 11-pound infant was wearing a blue shirt, pants and hat.
The suspected abductor is a black female in her mid-20s, about 5-foot-1 and 175 pounds, wearing a blue and white striped shirt.
Suspect Name: Unknown Unknown
Amber Alert: 1 Month Old Baby Abducted
The suspect was last seen driving a four-door Honda Accord, late model, and gray in color.
UPDATE II: Angel Miguel Perez Found SAFE … 19 year old Woman Kidnapper ARRESTED!!!
One month old Angel Miguel Perez has been found safe at a home in Summerville about 12:30 AM Wednesday. The 19 year old woman who kidnapped Angel is in police custody and has been arrested. Her name has yet to be released. According to reports, the North Charleston and Summerville police went to the home on a tip.
Finally, a happy and safe ending to a missing persons story.
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4 year old Jaelyn Rice has been missing since July 16, 2009. Her mother, Cherish N. Lewis, is presently in Scioto County Jail on contempt charges. Although Jaelyn Rice was missing since July 16, she was not initially listed as missing until her father, Stephen A. Rice, of Tampa, FL issued a missing persons report. It had been treated as a domestic dispute as the mother knows where the child is but refuses to tell authorities.
Prior to the filing, the incident was being treated as a domestic dispute because the mother reportedly knows where the child is but refuses to give the whereabouts of the child to authorities.
The mother, Cherish N. Lewis, of 709 Herms Hill Road, Wheelersburg, is incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail, and according to Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini, has been ordered to remain in jail until she reveals the whereabouts of the child.
Jaelyn Rice Description:
- DOB: Aug 8, 2004
- Missing: Jul 16, 2009
- Age Now: 5
- Sex: Female
- Race: White
- Hair: Blonde
- Eyes: Blue
- Height: 3’6″ (107 cm)
- Weight: 40 lbs (18 kg)
- Missing From: WHEELERSBURG, OH
- Jaelyn has a scar on the right side of her forehead. She is missing a tooth on the bottom left side of her mouth. Jaelyn may go by the nickname Jay.
Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse
After Scioto County Sheriff’s Detective Jodi Conkel contacted the father in Florida, he filed the report, “because he’s the custodial parent, and he did not know where the child was at that point and time.
Donini said, after a discussion, he determined it was not a missing person case because the biological mother knew the child’s whereabouts.
“We brought her (Lewis) out and questioned her and asked if the child is missing. And she basically said no, she knows exactly where the child is,” Donini said. “She’s just not going to tell the judge.”
Donini said his office was in communication with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and with Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn, and the decision was made not to enter the child’s name in the registry.
Search for 5-Year-Old Missing Girl Jaelyn Rice Continues
The girl’s mother, Cherish Lewis of Wheelersburg, Ohio, was jailed nearly a month ago for refusing to tell a judge where her daughter was hidden.
The mother’s sister, Jessica Lewis, is now wanted by police for interfering in custody.
Officials with a legal aid group assisting the Lewis family said evidence shows the father is an abusive parent, allegations the rice family denies.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini said this investigation is frustrating because it puts a 5-year-old child in the middle of some adult legal differences.
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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.
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The family of Bobby Jamison, Sherrilynn Jamison and their 6 year old child Madyson Jamison have been missing since October 7, 2009, although they were not officially reported missing until October 17. Their white pick truck was found on October 17 on Panola Mountain about 30 miles from the family’s Eufaula home with a little dog inside. The family was no where to be found.
Inside the Latimer County sheriff’s department found money, coats, cell phones and the family’s dog.
During a search on Friday, investigators found a pocket knife. Sheriff Israel Beauchamp said pictures of the knife would be shown to the Jamison’s family members to determine if it was a knife the couple owned.
Missing family: Bobby, Sherrilynn and Madyson Jamison (Fox 23)
“It was reported to us on Saturday, Oct. 17,” Wells said. “Some people called and said a vehicle had been sitting by the side of the road for some time with an animal in it.
“Their white pickup was found on Panola Mountain, near Red Oak,” said Latimer County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chuck Wells. Law enforcement officers found the pick-up Saturday parked on a dirt road in an isolated area near a well-site where a natural gas drilling rig had once been, according to Wells.
“When their pick-up truck was found, there was a little dog inside that was still alive,” Wells said. Law enforcement officers also found a sizable amount of cash in the pick-up, he said.
The family was reported to be looking to buy land in the area. However, Sheriff Israel Beauchamp said they are not ruling out foul play.
The search for the missing Jamison family scaled back.
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 old
- 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 Monkeys.net Missing Persons Forum: Elizabeth Olten.
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.
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15 year old Joshua Williams has been missing since Friday, September 18, 2009 when he was last seen leaving River Springs Middle School around 3:30 pm.
Authorities said Joshua was riding his blue bicycle when he was last seen, but he never showed up at home.
The FDLE listed him as a possible runaway in the alert.
Joshua Williams Description:
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert early Saturday morning for Joshua Williams. He’s described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, black pants and white with silver sneakers.
If you have seen Joshua Williams, or know where he might be, call the Orange City Police Department at (386) 775-9999.