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Rochester NY Police Arrest Internet Perv John Vertrees on Amtrak Train with Missing 13 Year Old Long Island Runaway Girl

A 13 year old runaway girl from Long Island, NY has been found safe as 22 year old John Vertrees was arrested and hauled off a western bound Amtrak train in Rochester after 11 p.m. and was charged with unlawful imprisonment.

Vertrees, of Sacramento, Calif., traveled to Rocky Point and climbed into the girl’s bedroom window to spend a few hours with her on Wednesday, Suffolk County police said.

The girl used the window to slip out of her house at 4 a.m. Friday and left with Vertrees in a taxi, investigators said.

Suffolk police said they used phone and computer records to identify a suspect. Investigators said they believed Vertrees was headed back to California with the girl.

John Vertrees  was nabbed on a train bound for California as he lay sleeping in a car with a 13 year old Long Island girl he had met on the Internet.

After the two met in an Internet chat room in January, Vertrees traveled to the teenager’s home last week, police said.

April 4th, 2010 at 11:49am Posted by | arrested, child welfare, Exploited, Found Alive, Internet, Missing, Missing Teen, sex offender | no comments

18 Year Old Jalesa Reynolds Missing Since February 22, 2010 in Scotland Neck, NC

18 year old Jalesa Reynolds has been missing since February 22, 2010 when she was last seen at the Scotland Neck Memorial Library around 11 am. Police have since searched the wooded area around the library to no avail.

Jalesa Reynolds description:

  • African-America
  • 5 foot 2 inches tall
  • 220 pounds
  • medium complexion
  • short black hair
  • She was wearing tan pants, a pink shirt and a blue-jean jacket with a flower design on the back.

According to reports, the police have traced Reynolds’ Internet activity to a computer at a home on the 200 block of Cemetery Road.

Investigators said they have since traced Reynolds’ Internet activity to a computer at a home on the 200 block of Cemetery Road. They think she went to the home after going to the library.

Investigators said the man who owns the residence where Reynolds accessed the computer is a person of interest in her disappearance.

Police Trace Facebook To Find Missing Woman

Police say she logged off her account around lunchtime last Monday at the public library.

Then, around 1:40 in the afternoon she checked back in using a computer located in this neighborhood.

There’s been no sign of her since.

“That’s the key piece of the puzzle,“ Williams said.

Her family says it was out of character for her not to come home.

“Stayed to herself, very shy, you know, ordinary teenager, just loved computers,“ said Reynold’s cousin Frederick Lassiter.

Jalesa Reynolds didn’t have a computer at home.

So, she came to this library almost every day to use the internet and Facebook.

Police continue to search for missing Jalesa Reynolds, search the residence where she last logged on to Facebook and seized the computer.

Chief Joe Williams says records indicate she logged onto a social networking Web site around 11 a.m. At 1:39 p.m., she logged onto a computer at a residence on Cemetary Road, which is about 1.5 miles northwest of town. Police believe she left the home between 2 and 3 p.m.

Williams says officers questioned the owner of the residence and seized his computer. The machine is being examined by the SBI in Raleigh.

ABC11 Eyewitness News has learned the house where police believe Reynolds last logged onto a computer is also the home of a registered sex offender.

Police won’t say what role – if any – it may play in Reynolds’s disappearance.

The fact that a convicted sex offender lives at the residence that Jalesa Reynolds is on record to have been in can’t be a good sign. Dwayne Davis is being considered a person of interest.

WITN News has learned that a convicted sex offender lives at a home where deputies say a missing teenager was last seen more than a week ago.

The North Carolina Sex Offender Registry says Dwayne Davis lives at 285 Cemetery Road in Scotland Neck. That’s where police say Jalesa Reynolds was last heard from a week ago Monday. Davis served six years of a 15 year sentence from Martin County for second degree rape and was released from prison in 2000.

A law enforcement source tells WITN that Davis is a person of interest in the case.

Anyone with information about Reynolds’ whereabouts is asked to contact Scotland Neck police at 252-826-4111.

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

March 7th, 2010 at 05:59pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Teen, Pictures, sex offender | no comments

5 Year Old Natalie Flores Abducted in Phoenix, AZ on 12/25/09 (Update: Found Safe)

5 year old Natalie Flores was abducted on Friday, December 25, 2009, in Phoenix, AZ as she played outside of her home. The Police have issued an Amber Alert.

Natalie Flores Found Safe!!!

She was playing outside with her two sisters when a man ran up and kidnapped her. He took a picture of her elder sister and also tried to lower the pants of one of her sisters according to KPHO News.

Witnesses saw the abduction and watched the man put Natalie in his truck. However, they could not stop the abduction in time.

The kidnapping occurred in the Saddleback Mountain apartments at 12430 N. 19th Avenue in Phoenix. Natalie and her sisters reside with an aunt who is her legal guardian. Her parents live in another state.

Description of Natalie Flores:

  • Natalie is age 5
  • about 4 feet tall
  • weighs around 60 pounds
  • She has curly red, medium-length hair, freckles
  • When last seen, she was wearing blue pants, a pink shirt, and white and pink sneakers.

Description of Suspect:

  • suspect is a “white male, between 30 and 40 years old
  • with blond or gray hair
  • 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9
  • weighs 180 to 190 pounds
  • wearing a gray shirt and peach knee-length shorts.”
  • The suspect may be driving a brown truck with an Arizona state plate of 3HG-774 or 3HG-377 or GHG-337 or 3HG-774N or other similar numbers. The truck may be visibly damaged as a witness said the truck hit a vehicle as it was fleeing the scene of the kidnapping.

UPDATE I: A Christmas Miracle … 5 Year old Natalie Flores Found Safe, rescused by the police.

Finally, a good outcome to a child abduction story.  5 year old Natalie Flores has been found safe and the suspect is in police custody.

UPDATE II: Phoenix Police Find Abducted 5-Year-Old Girl

A 5-year-old girl abducted by a man as she played outside her Phoenix home Friday was rescued hours later after police chased down the suspect’s pickup and found her “alive and well” inside, officials said.

December 26th, 2009 at 01:38pm Posted by | abduction, Amber Alert, arrested, child welfare, Exploitation, Exploited, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, molestation, Pictures, sex offender | 2 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

Michael King Found Guilty of Kidnapping, Rape and Murder of Denise Amber Lee .. Jury Recommends Death Penalty

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.

September 5th, 2009 at 06:47pm Posted by | abduction, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Rape, sex offender, sexual assault | no comments

8 Year Old Robert Grant Manwill Missing Since July 24, 2009 in Boise, ID (Update: Body Found)

8 year old Robert Manwill has been missing since Friday, July 24, 2009 in Boise, Idaho. Robert_Manwill_missingRobert 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:

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 Missing Persons Forum.

August 2nd, 2009 at 11:12am Posted by | abduction, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures, Robert Grant Manwill, sex offender | 2 comments

Feds & NT State Police Arrest 11in Child Porn Investigation Distributed over the Internet

Kudos to the Feds & NY State Police.

Chalk another one up for the good guys. Federal authorities and New York State police have arrested eleven people in upstate New York in connection with an investigation into child pornography distributed over the Internet.

The arrests this week followed an investigation that led to 17 federal search warrants, U.S. Attorney Andrew Baxter said Friday. The defendants, ranging in age from 18 to 58, are charged with receipt of child pornography. Some are charged with distribution. All could face at least five years in federal prison, prosecutors said.

Authorities said computer images depicting sex with prepubescent children, including toddlers, were posted and downloaded on an Internet file-sharing server. They declined to discuss other details or explain exactly how they identified the 11 suspects.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Baxter went on to say that every image of child porn and every image downloaded  depicts a crime scene of abuse of a child.

“One of the things I don’t think people necessarily realize is that every image of child pornography depicts a crime scene of abuse of a child,” Baxter said. “Child pornography is created by the abuse of real live people, real live children. So that the demand for those images created by people downloading and trading pornography triggers abuse down the line.”

July 25th, 2009 at 05:30pm Posted by | abused, Exploitation, Exploited, Internet, Rape, sex offender, sexual assault | no comments

Body Found Along Michigan River Positively ID’d with DNA as Missing 5 Year Old Nevaeh Buchanan

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.

June 9th, 2009 at 08:46pm Posted by | abduction, Found Deceased, kidnapped, Missing Children, Neviaeh Amyah Buchanan, sex offender | no comments

Pedophile Raymond Hewlett Admits he Saw Missing Madeleine McCann Before She Disappearaed

64 year old pedophile Raymond Hewlett has admitted to police that he saw 3 year old Madeleine McCann twice in Praia Da Luz, Portugal, before she vanished in April 2007. This is a much different story than the convicted pedophile had told police in the past when interviewed by police. Pedophile Raymond Hewlett says he saw Maddie McCann, but was not close.


Does pedophile Raymond Hewlett Really Know what happened to Maddie?


Paedophile Raymond Hewlett has allegedly said he saw Madeleine McCann twice before she vanished.

The Briton, 62, has previously insisted he was miles from Praia da Luz in the Portuguese Algarve when the three-year-old went missing in May 2007.

But yesterday he reportedly implied he had been close enough to see Maddie’s distinctive flaw in her right eye.

Madeleine McCann 3

However, it appears that in order for this previously convicted pedophile to come clean on where he was the night that Maddie McCann went missing, he wants to be paid.

Kate and Gerry McCann’s spokesman yesterday said it was now ‘imperative’ cancer-stricken Hewlett is interviewed before he dies.

But he has told private detectives employed by the couple he will only reveal where he was the night Maddie vanished if they pay him thousands of pounds. The request has been refused.

Sadly, this sick, twisted poor excuse for a human being is playing games with the parents of Maddie McCann. With probably only weeks to live as Raymond Hewlett is dying of throat cancer, it appears that he will be evil to the very end.

But a McCann family friend added: ‘It is impossible to know whether to believe anything Hewlett says.’

Friends of the McCanns say they are deeply suspicious of his motives after it was revealed that Hewlett has been trying to cash in on the tragedy by demanding money for answers.

A source close to the couple, who is refusing to pay up, said: ‘He is playing a very dangerous game.

‘He may think he is about to land the jackpot but if he is putting it about that he saw Madeleine, he might find some big policemen banging on his door instead.’

Until the truth of the alleged claims can be ascertained, the investigators are more anxious than ever to interview Hewlett.

June 6th, 2009 at 01:30pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Children, Pictures, sex offender | 2 comments

Missing Madeleine “Maddie” McCann: Is Raymond Hewlett, Convicted British Pedophile, Suspect in Maddie McCann Case

Did convicted and wanted British pedophile make comments to individuals that implicated him in the disappearance of Madeleine “Maddie” McCann?


Raymond Hewlett, is this man responsible for the disappearance of Maddie McCann?

64 year old Raymond Hewlett, a convicted British pedophile who has been responsible for numerous sex attacks against young girls during the past 40 years was once considered a prime suspect in the case of missing, then 3 year old Madeleine McCann. Hewlett was reported to be living about one hours away from the resort of Praia da Luz, in Portugal where Maddie McCain went missing in April of 2007. Hewlett was staying with his family in a motor home an hour’s drive from the McCanns’ apartment in Praia da Luz.

New information may have the convicted sex offender once again linked to the disappearance of Madelein McCann.

Read the rest at Scared

To discuss the case and provide your own opinions and get further information, go to Scared Missing Persons Forum.

May 22nd, 2009 at 07:33pm Posted by | abduction, kidnapped, Madeleine McCann, Missing, Missing Children, Pictures, sex offender | no comments

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