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3 Year Old Briant Rodriguez Missing Since May 3, 2009 in San Bernardino, CA as Two Gunman Robbed Home and Tied Up Family

3 year old  Briant Rodriguez has been missing  since May 3, 2009 in San Bernardino, CA Briant Rodriguezsince he was kidnapped by two gunman who broke into the Rodriguez home, robbed the house, and tied up his mother and four other siblings.

The men, each carrying a handgun, burst through the front door, tied up the woman and the five children, then ransacked the house and stole money and other property, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Beavers said.

Beavers said the boy’s father was at work at the time.

The men left with Briant, telling the still-bound mother and the other children not to call police.

An Amber Alert was issued for the 3 year old about 9 hours after he was abducted.

Briant Rodriguez Description:

  • 3 year old Hispanic boy
  • 3 feet tall
  • weighs 40 pounds
  • brown eyes
  • long, curly brown hair
  • He was wearing a yellow shirt, blue-striped shorts and black sandals when he was taken.

$50,000 Reward Offered for help in finding Briant Rodriguez

UPDATE I: Authorities release pictures of suspects in 3 year old Briant Rodriguez’ abduction

Police in San Bernardino, California, released pictures of two suspects in the abduction of a 3-year-old boy who was taken at gunpoint from his home last weekend.

Investigators traced samples of the tape used to tie up the family to a home improvement store where they believe the suspects purchased the tape the Friday before the abduction.

The unidentified store’s surveillance camera captured two men who matched the description of the kidnappers given by Briant’s mother, purchasing tape believed to have been used in the abduction, Beavers said.

Description of suspects:

Both suspected kidnappers of 3 year old Briant Rodrigue are Hispanic males. One is 5-feet, 5 inches tall, between the ages of 18 and 20 with a thin build, unknown hair and eye color, last seen wearing a black baseball hat, blue jeans and green T-shirt. The other is 5-foot-10, around age 24 with a thin build, black boots, a black shirt and a bandanna.


Briant Rodriguez _vehicle

The photo above shows an early 1990s dark green Ford Bronco believed to be driven by the unknown suspects. A spare tire is mounted to the back of the truck.

UPDATE II: Google Search Engine Has Joined the Hunt

Google has entered the search as well. When the user types in “Briant Rodriguez,” a “missing poster” will pop up on the right-hand side of the page with information regarding the missing child. Bob DeLeo, executive director at Google, said, “This is very, very serious. This is beyond an abduction. The more images you have out there, the more likely it is that the perpetrators will be turned in and the child will be found.”

The FBI has moved the Briant Rodriguez case to the top of their Facebook page.

UPDATE III: Investigators likely found Briant Rodriguez alive in Mexico

A 3-year-old San Bernardino boy who was kidnapped by armed men two weeks ago has likely been found in Mexico, officials said.
Investigators received a call on Friday from officials in Mexicali that a child matching Briant Rodriguez’s description had been dropped off at a building there. FBI agents, sheriff’s detectives and the boy’s mother, Rosana Millan, immediately flew to Mexicali.

Although Mexican officials have not yet allowed them to see the boy, investigators said they believe it is him.

“It sounds very positive,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Beavers.

UPDATE IV: Abducted California boy, 3, found in Mexico

UPDATE V: Abducted California Boy Back at Home

To discuss the case of missing and abducted Briant Rodriguez and to get more updates, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Briant Rodriguez.

May 10th, 2009 at 07:44pm Posted by | abduction, Amber Alert, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures, Reward | one comment

Gina Lin Anderson has Been Missing Since 10/23/08 from Thief River Falls, MN

32 year old Gina Lin Anderson has been missing since 10/23/08 from Thief Falls River, MN. Gina Lin Anderson was last seen leaving her home Thursday at about 2:30 in the afternoon in her car and never returned. She was driving her yellow 2002 Pontiac Sunfire with Minnesota license plate number 224AEA. Gina Lin Anderson left her purse, credit cards,  and other items home. She also left her identification and medication, items that one might have been expected to take. Gina_Anderson2

Gina Lin Anderson Description:

  • She is white
  • about 5 feet 4
  • 165 pounds
  • blonde hair
  • blue eyes
  • She was believed to be wearing a black, pink and white jacket

The family is offering a $5000 reward has been established through the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation in California for information about her disappearance.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Gina Lin Anderson, please call the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 218-681-6161.


Gina Lin Anderson’s car

UPDATE I: Aerial search reveals no clues of Thief River Falls woman’s whereabouts

A Civil Air Patrol airplane flew for several hours Tuesday over Pennington County looking for Gina Lin Anderson, the Thief River Falls woman missing since Oct. 23.

According to a dispatcher in the Pennington County law enforcement center, nothing was found. If the weather cooperates, an aerial search will be done today over Red Lake County, the dispatcher said.

Dave Odette, a local group commander with the Civil Air Patrol, coordinated the aerial search as assistant incident commander Tuesday, on the ground with the sheriff’s office.

A Cessna 172 single-engine four-passenger plane from Grand Rapids, Minn., flew in with three CAP volunteers: a pilot and two passengers, all trained in search and rescue, Odette said.

Using a grid pattern, the CAP plane flew at 1,000 feet, he said. Every 90 minutes to two hours, it would land to give some rest to the volunteers from the intense concentration of the searching, Odette said.

UPDATE II: California group joins search for missing Minnesotan

Ground searches in Pennington County have turned up nothing, and cloudy weather and rain and snow over the past few days and weeks have hampered air searches. A Civil Air Patrol did make rounds Tuesday, but another mission planned for today to search in neighboring counties has been scrubbed due to the weather, said Deputy Sheriff Ray Kuznia.

 To further discuss the case, get updates and provide your opinion … go to Scared Missing Persons Forum: Gina Lin Anderson.

November 12th, 2008 at 09:14pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Reward | no comments

Kelly Morris Missing Since September 3, 2008 in Stem, NC … Texas EquuSearch to Aide in Search

28 year old Kelly Morris was last seen on September 3, 2008 by her husband, Scott, and children at their home at 3220 Tump Wilkins Road in Stem, NC. The following morning, September 4, firefighters with the Stem and Providence fire departments responded to a house fire at 3220 Tump Wilkins Road.


Kelly Morris missing

On the morning of September 4, 2008, firefighters with the Stem and Providence fire departments responded to a house fire at 3220 Tump Wilkins Road. The house and much of its contents were destroyed; however, firefighters were able to determine that the residents, 34-year-old William Scott Morris and his wife, 28-year-old Kelly Currin Morris, were not home when the fire broke out.

William Morris was allegedly at his towing business in Creedmoor and the couple’s two young children, ages 8 and 5, were in school at the time of the incident. It was initially believed that Kelly was in Raleigh, where she worked for Nationwide Insurance; however, investigators soon learned that she never showed up for work that morning.

The next day, authorities found Kelly Morris’ car and personal belongings in an undeveloped subdivision about a mile from the home, shortly after firefighters responded to a fire at the residence. Authorities have not named any suspects, but have stated that Scott Morris is a person of interest in Kelly Morris’ disappearance.

The family of Kelly Morris is offering a $30,000 reward for information that leads to finding her and NC Gov. Mike Easley has added $5,000.

Family members say they will not stop searching and urge anyone with any information to contact Granville County sheriff’s investigators at 919-693-3213 or a volunteer search line at 919-812-2310.

To further discuss the case, get updates and provide opinions go to Scared Missing Persons Forum: Kelly Currin Morris.

UPDATE I: Dive teams continue search for missing Granville mom

UPDATE II: Texas mounted search team helps search for Morris

UPDATE III: Texas search team looks for missing Stem woman

A high-profile team continued to search on Saturday for a missing Granville County woman.

Texas EquuSearch has sent crews to North Carolina to help look for Kelly Morris. They also plan to conduct a search for a woman missing from Gastonia, its members said on their Web site.

On Saturday crews searched a 15-mile radius. They used side-sonar technology in ponds and Falls Lake. An airplane with a remote control camera was also used to scan wooded areas. The group also looked down wells with special cameras.

“I think we have plenty of tools. We have plenty of resources (and) a lot of determination on the part of the searchers, now we just need a little bit of luck to go along with it,” Texas EquuSearch founder Tim Miller said.

See missing poster HERE.

October 19th, 2008 at 01:38pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Reward, Search and Rescue, Texas Equusearch | no comments

28 Year Old Angela Leavitt and 16 Year Old Boy Missing Since June 3, 2008 … Woman, accused of having sex with a minor

28 year old Angela Leavitt and  a 16 year old boy have been missing since June 3, 2008.  …  A complaint has been issued against the 28 year old Leavitt that she was believed to be involved in a sexual relationship with the 16 year old boy. The two are believed to be on the run together. The 16 year old boy disappeared from his home the same date as Leavitt disappeared from the area.  Also, both Leavitt and the juvenile both quit their jobs on the same date, June 3, 2008.

Angela Leavitt

Angela Leavitt

The text messages were sexual in nature, revealing that Leavitt wanted to have a child with the 16 year old boy.  Investigators were able to determine that Leavitt had engaged in sexual activity with the 16-year-old boy on three separate occasions. 

One of the encounters occurred at Leavitt’s Milton home after Leavitt picked up the boy and drove him to her house.  Based on the information that was obtained during interviews with Leavitt and the boy, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Leavitt. 

Police: Florida Woman Disappears With Kids, 16-Year-Old LoverAngela Leavitt_1

Police said an arrest warrant was issued after they interviewed the two but found they were missing when they went to serve the warrant at Angela Leavitt’s house, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News.

Greg Leavitt said they probably are in a gray 2005 Dodge Durango.

Wife left town with kids, lover, 16, investigators say; Husband pleads for children’s return, asks for public’s help

Investigators allege the pair has had sex at least three times, that Angela textmessaged the boy about having a baby together and that their relationship may have been sexual for months.

Lawmen were about to arrest Leavitt when they discovered she had fled her home. She knew an arrest warrant was issued, according to the Sheriff ‘s Office.

The boy hasn’t been named. He isn’t considered a kidnapping victim, said Sheriff ‘s Sgt. Scott Haines.

Authorities have not issued an Amber alert for him or the Leavitt children.

They said the 16-year-old’s parents have been very cooperative in the investigation.

If anyone has any information as to where Leavitt is located is asked to contact the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office at 983-1242, or Crime Stoppers at 437-STOP.  Anyone providing information to Crime Stoppers that results in an arrest is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

UPDATE I: 16 year old missing boy is located

The 16 year old boy that was being sought in connection with the disappearance of Angela Leavitt was located this morning in Pensacola.

According to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Scott Haines the missing juvenile was located after he contacted investigators by phone.

The boys was in good condition and is currently being interviewed by deputies to determine if he can provide any useful information that will help locate Leavitt or her two children.

UPDATE II: Angela Leavitt arrested at airport

It was only a matter of time before Angela Leavitt was apprehended. Angela Leavitt is now in police custody and about to regret for the rest of her life her lack of judgment.

PENSACOLA – Police arrested Angela Leavitt on Tuesday at an airport baggage claim – where she said she was about to surrender, anyway.

The 28-year-old Milton woman, accused of leaving town to continue a sexual affair with a 16-year-old boy, is being held at the Santa Rosa County Jail without bond.

She is charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a second-degree felony.

Angela Leavitt , Milton Mother On The Run Is Now Behind Bars

Angela Leavitt stepped off her plane at the Pensacola Regional Airport as airport police waited for her. She was taken into custody while she and her children waited for their luggage.

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office says someone called in a tip about Leavitt’s flight. She has been taken to the county jail. Her children will be given back to their father, Greg Leavitt.

June 8th, 2008 at 09:36am Posted by | arrested, child welfare, Found Alive, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing Teen, Pictures, Reward, Runaway, sex offender | 4 comments

Reward for Missing Kelly Nolan raised to $10,000 (UPDATE: Body Found Deceased, Confirmed)

22 year old, University of WI – Whitewater student, Kelly Nolan, of Waunakee has been missing since June 23, 2007. She was last seen partying with friends on Madison’s State Street in Madison, WI the night before her disappearance. The family of Kelly Nolan has announced that the reward for Kelly has been raised to $10,000.

The family of a missing University of Wisconsin Whitewater student announced a total of $10,000 in reward money for her safe return. The money comes in the form of two $5,000 reward funds.

The reward has several conditions. It will go to anyone who provides “information resulting in the safe return of Kelly Nolan or the arrest and conviction of a perpetrator involved in a violent crime or homicide,” said Kelly’s mother, Mary Jane Nolan.

Campus Vanishing: Where Is Kelly Nolan?

A more detailed picture emerges in the Nolan case

One seriously has to wonder why discussing one’s past and trying to possibly tarnish a missing person past has anything to do with finding them. If a person is troubled or has gone through traumatic experiences, is that supposed to make them any less worthy to be found? Kelly Nolan is missing PERIOD!!! She needs to be found.

UPDATE I: Body is likely missing college student, investigators say

Investigators think a body found in a field Monday is a college student who vanished last month in Madison, where the woman was last seen after a night out at the bars.

Police searching an area about 10 miles south of Madison found the body on private property in a wooded area dotted with homes.

Dane County coroner said the body was tentatively identified as 22-year-old Kelly Nolan, while Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said detectives were investigating the death as a homicide. (CNN)

Kelly Nolan Body Found? ID Could Take Days, Homicide Investigation

Breaking News In Kelly Nolan Case – Police have discovered a body that may be that of Kelly Nolan, and forensic teams are working to ID the body.

Police brought canine units to Schneider Rd., just north of the village of Oregon, Wisconsin, approximately 17 miles from where Kelly Nolan disappeared, where they were conducting a new and sudden search.

Police have not yet revealed whether the body is male or female, and are treating the scene and investigation as a homicide. Police are now saying that they are assembling a forensic team to work with the coroner in an effort to ID the body, which was found at 8:45 Monday morning. It may take up to several days to process the scene. (Post Chronicle)

UPDATE II: Body Is Missing University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Senior Kelly Nolan, Coroner Confirms

A decomposed body found in a densely wooded area is that of a college student who vanished last month, a coroner confirmed late Tuesday.

The body found Monday morning was identified as Kelly Nolan, a 22-year-old University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student, Dane County Coroner John Stanley said in a statement. (FOX News)

July 8th, 2007 at 01:53pm Posted by | autopsy, Found Deceased, Kelly Nolan, Missing, Missing College Student, Pictures, Reward | 7 comments

Dana Pretzer Commentary on Abducted Clay Moore

 Clay Moore … Found Safe


February 27th, 2007 at 12:30pm Posted by | Found Alive, Missing, Missing Children, Reward | no comments

Stanford Student, Mengyao “May” Zhou Missing Since January 20, 2007 (Update: Found Deceased)

23 year old Stanford University graduate student, Mengyao Zhou, has been missing since Saturday, January 20, 2007. Zhou was last seen at her place of residence at Stanford’s graduate-student housing complex about 10:30 AM Saturday. Zhou went to run errands and has not been seen or heard from since. 

 Poster of Mengyao “May” Zhou


  • Zhou is described as Asian
  • 5 feet, 5 inches tall
  • about 120 pounds
  • She was driving a silver four-door 2006 Toyota Corolla with California license plate 5VFG430. (Mercury News)

She has not called or e-mailed any friends or relatives since the weekend, Bates said, noting there is no obvious reason for her disappearance.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Zhou or her vehicle please contact Stanford police at (650) 723-9633; (650) 329-2413 after normal business hours.

UPDATE I: $25,000 reward offered for tips leading to the where abouts of Mengyao Zhou

UPDATE II: May Zhou’s body found in the trunk of her car. Police are suspecting it was a suicide; however, no official report has been made. The police reference items found in the vehicle that were consistent with suicide. One would speculate a possible bottle of pills; however, no details were provided. If so, how sad a situation that May felt the need to end her life. May she rest in peace.

The body found inside the trunk of a car at Santa Rosa Junior College this morning is that of Mengyao “May” Zhou, according to Santa Rosa police. Additionally, items found in the trunk of a car owned by the missing 23-year-old Stanford University graduate student “indicate the subject may have committed suicide,” according to Santa Rosa police Sgt. Lisa Banayat.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, according to the Sonoma County coroner’s office. Santa Rosa Police Lt. Ed Hemphill confirmed this morning that Zhou’s car was found about 7 a.m. (Thursday) with a body in its trunk, parked at the junior college’s planetarium parking lot. The car was towed to a undisclosed location, where her body was discovered.  

UPDATE III: Autopsy reveals high level of sedative

Stanford University doctoral student Mengyao “May” Zhou — found dead in Santa Rosa days after she vanished from the campus — had a high level of a legal drug in her system, the Sonoma County coroner’s office reported Thursday night.

Although coroner’s officials said a cause of death has yet to be determined, they did find a toxic level of diphenhydramine, the antihistamine and sedative found in the allergy medication Benadryl and other drugs. Tests found 6.15 milligrams per liter in Zhou’s system; 1 to 5 milligrams per liter is the potentially toxic range.

No other drugs or alcohol were found in Zhou’s system, according to the toxicology report, which stemmed from an autopsy. Officials have previously said there were “no outward signs of foul play.” They have also have said Zhou’s death appeared to be a suicide. (Mercury News)


January 24th, 2007 at 03:13pm Posted by | autopsy, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing College Student, Reward | 5 comments

Linoshka Torres, 18, and Luis Campos, 20, Missing Since Jan 6, 2007 in TX

Linoshka Torres and Luis Campos have been missing since Saturday, January 6, 2007. They have not been seen since they picked up their vehicle at the home of a mechanic. Investigators believe that the couples disappearance is a result of a kidnapping. Linoshka Torres is pregnant and due to have her baby in April.


Linoshka Torres, 18, and Luis Campos, 20, drove another car to a house near Kiest Boulevard and Polk Street on Saturday afternoon, police said. The mechanic wasn’t home, so the couple waited in his driveway. Within a few hours, Ms. Torres and Mr. Campos had vanished, and the car they were driving was left behind.

Ms. Torres’ sister Michelle Torres said the keys were left in the ignition and the couple’s cellphones were still inside. Family members said that the couple recently moved in together and that Ms. Torres is about six months pregnant. Police had found no indication of foul play and were unsure what happened to the couple. (Dallas Morning News)

Police search for missing Duncanville couple

“It’s very unlike her, very unlike her,” said Michelle Torres, Linoshka’s sister. “She would call us every day.”

Torres, who the family said is anemic, is expecting a baby girl in just a few months and has had a complicated pregnancy.

“That’s the main concern we have right now with her, because she’s a little tiny girl,” said Rachell Torres, Linoshka’s other sister. “She only weighs, even pregnant, about 105 pounds.”

When the two vanished, they left behind their cell phones, car keys and other belongings.

“I actually believe someone took them,” Michelle Torres said. “I don’t know what’s the reason or anything. I think someone has them against their will or something.” (WFAA)

Missing pregnant teen’s family criticizes search

UPDATE I: $10,000 reward for information that helps find a missing Duncanville couple.

UPDATE II: Hope fading for families of missing pair from North Texas

January 23rd, 2007 at 12:29am Posted by | abduction, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing Teen, Reward | one comment

Karen Jo Smith missing since December 27, 2000 … $100,000 Reward through 11/24/06 Hopes to Renew Leads

Karen Jo Smith disappeared on December 27, 2000 and has never been seen again. Karen Karenjosmith1Jo Smith is listed with The National Center of Missing Adults. For those not familiar with the circumstances of this case. Karen Joe Smith was last seen with her ex-husband, Steve Halcomb. Halcomb was convicted and sentenced to 95 years in prison even though Karen’s body was never recovered.

Karen was last seen with her ex-husband, Steve Halcomb (shown in the photo at the right), at her residence around the 800 block of Weghorst Street at approximately 10:30 pm on December 27, 2000.  In December 2004, Halcomb was convicted of Smith’s murder and sentenced to 95 years in prison.  Smith’s body has never been recovered. (

Recently Karen Jo Smith’s missing persons case was part of several families who hoped to have these unsolved cases aided through new rewards. $20 million dollars was being offered as rewards for 20 missing persons cases, $100,000 for each. Karen Joe Smith’s case was one that will be receiving the reward. The reward is good from Sunday, November 4 through November 24.

Last month, Patti Bishop, stepmother of Karen Jo Smith, who disappeared in Indianapolis on Dec. 27, 2000, contacted Mammana about her vision for a “Squeaky Wheel Tour” to draw attention to missing persons cases.

Mammana liked the idea and agreed to fund rewards to try to draw out information. In short order, he and Bishop devised a plan to offer $2 million for 20 cases for 20 days — Sunday through Nov. 24 — with $100,000 dedicated to each case. (Indy Star)

Thanks to Bishop’s involvement and her knowledge of Indiana cases, the state is heavily represented on the list. The other 13 cases are from Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Alabama and Arkansas.

Name: Karen Jo Smith karenjosmith2
Race: White
Date of Birth: 10-12-65
Height: 4’11”
Weight: 148 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Date of Disappearance: 12-27-2000
Age at Disappearance: 35 yrs.
Current Age: 40 yrs.
Type of Disappearance: Missing (Homicide)
Missing from: 830 Weghorst St. Indianapolis, IN

For more information and updates go to Missing Karen Jo

November 3rd, 2006 at 09:52am Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Reward, The National Center of Missing Adults | one comment

Brad Hensley, 29, Has been Missing Since January 12, 2006 in Indiana

Brad Hensley, 29, has been missing since January 12, 2006 when he left for work at Tri-Phase Auto in Indianapolis at around 6:00 am. He never made arrived.

“Somebody somewhere knows something, I’m sure,” Cathy Hensley said. “They just have to come forward and let us know. We just want Brad home, and we want him safe.”

Brad Hensley 1

Harold “Brad” Hensley, 29, was last seen heading to his Indianapolis job on Jan. 12, Plainfield police said. Hensley, a married man who works as an audio-visual specialist, did not arrive at work, and his red 2005 Jeep Wrangler also is missing. (The Indy Channel)

Brad Hensley Jeep

Police say Hensley was last seen leaving the Plainfield area Jan. 12 in a red Jeep Wrangler, similar to the one seen here.

Hensley had a bank card and two cell phones with him on the day he disappeared, and none have seen any activity since, nor has anyone seen his red 2005 Jeep Wrangler. (WTHR)

A reward of $100,000 has been offered by Philadelphia business man Joe Mammana, for information leading to Brad Hensley’s whereabouts.

November 1st, 2006 at 11:43am Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Reward | no comments

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