Have You Seen Me?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Search for Jaliek Update
~Jaliek Rainwalker~

The Find Jaliek Task Force is creating a database for area residents that are willing to volunteer to help search for Jaliek Rainwalker as soon as the weather and other conditions are favorable to begin searching again. This database will contain a list of volunteers who are willing to be contacted when the need for volunteer searchers arises. Volunteers must be physically able to participate in lengthy searches into wooded areas under the supervision of law enforcement officials. The task force is also seeking volunteers with rescue or search dogs.

Please go to the link and fill out the form:
signup form

As the searches are planned, volunteers will be contacted by phone to request their availability. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the task force,
toll-free at 1-877-4-JALIEK.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Maximilian Mazzone

Custody Battle Being Waged
Across theContinents
International Custody Battle

That's how the headlines read. What a gloss-over of the truth! Maximilian Mazzone was ABDUCTED! Unfortunately for Maximilian and his dad Stephen Mazzone, since the abductor is his mother instead of a stranger, there is little help available.

Kathrin Mazzone, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office confirmed,
has been charged with interfering with a custody agreement and concealing the
whereabouts of a child. They're charges the DA's office has agreed to drop if
she and the baby return to the states by April 4.
WCAU Philadelphia

I have been following this case since Maximilian first came across my desktop as NCEMC Endangered Missing
DOB: Jan 24, 2007
Missing: Jan 13, 2008
Age Now: 1
Sex: Male
Height: 2'0" (61 cm)
Weight: 25 lbs
(11 kg)
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
United States

Maximilian may be in the company of his non-custodial mother. They may have traveled to Germany. Maximilian's nickname is Max.

There is a lot of 'He said - She said' feedback on the topix forum. Positive and negative comments are posted for both Kathrin(mom) and Stephen(dad). I don't know either party, so I am not writing this as a favor to a friend.

I am writing this to shed more light on a serious issue. Parental Abductions rank second in the categories of our missing children. Yet most awareness campaigns are still targeting (and spending a lot of money) on 'stranger-danger' hype.
Media usually covers the more stereotypical 'stranger abduction' ... it makes a better headline, I guess.
The largest group of missing children are runaways (598)
Second largest group is Family Abductions (94)
Non-Family Abductions pale in comparison!(3)
These are the open cases on NCMEC based on a one year April 07 to April 08 search. The other 117 missing children are divided between endangered missing, lost injured missing, missing, unknown, and unidentified case types.These last 117 are a bit misleading with the case type though, as several of these cases still involve 'friend'/family abductions.
I post info on missing children nearly every day. The reality is, a majority of our missing children are missing and abducted by either someone they know, a family member, or a parent...NOT a stranger.

Yet with these statistics, it is still sometimes difficult to get police reports filed, aide from the media, or attention from the general public. Common belief is that if a parent abducts a child, this child is probably safe. (since with a parent)

Some Effects of Family/Parental Abduction
This is NOT Love

Death of Three Siblings Abducted by Father
ABC Macon News

Police Think Father who Abducted 3 year old son is Mentally Unstable
KGW Local News

There is supposed to be another hearing in Germany soon...Good luck Max and Dad. Mom, I hope you have to foot the bill for all court and travel expenses!
Better yet, maybe Mom and Dad will realize that just because they stopped loving each other, that Maximilian still has a right to know and love BOTH parents.

No Parent should have the right to make a child disappear!
(Unless parental rights are stripped by the court)

Maximilian Mazzone Recovered
Custody Resolved?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Justice for Billy?
~William Smolinski~

I've talked with William's mother on the phone before. I must say, she's a woman of strength, courage, and inspiration.
I'm not sure how she's managed to 'keep on' with some of the injustice she's been dealt. I mean...I've NEVER heard of anyone being arrested for putting up posters of a missing loved one, before I talked with Jan.

Perhaps there will be justice for Billy, since the police FINALLY recognize William Smolinski Jr.
as an Endangered Missing person.

Missing: August 24, 2004
Missing Age: 31 Years Old
Sex: Male
Race: White
Hair: Light Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 200 lbs.
DOB: 01/14/73
Missing From: Waterbury, CT USA

TATTOO’S: A tattoo of a blue cross with the name Pruitt in the cross on left forearm, a tattoo of a blue cross with an orange outline on right shoulder. His left ear is pierced with a small diamond.

Website for William Smolinski. Justice4Billy has many updates on the case, video, and news clips. Jan is not only trying to find justice for her own son, but has been pushing legislation for better laws concerning missing adults/unidentified persons as well.

Shame in Connecticut: The Disappearance of Billy Smolinski
Written By: Holliston - Zero Gossip
February 18, 2008

$60,000 Reward now offered for information about fate of
missing city man.
April 1, 2008 (pdf format)

This is not about 1 missing person .... it could be your father, brother, son, daughter, sister, or mother.
It could be anyone you care about and love!

link for printable poster HERE

Update HERE
Police Confirm Dig

Monday, April 14, 2008

Lucely'Lilly' Aramburo Missing Miami, FL.

Lucely "Lilly" AramburoMissing
From: Miami, Florida
Date Missing: June 2, 2007
Date of Birth: November 16, 1983
Age: 24
Sex: Female
Height: 4'11
Weight: 100 Pounds
Build: Medium
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Long-Straight-Dark Brown
Race: HispanicComplexion: Olive
Clothing: pajamas? (Not confirmed)
Large violin curves tattoo onlower back
Scar on left hand

According to her boyfriend, she left his apartment around 2am in pajamas, without apurse, shoes or cell phone. (This information has not been verified)She has not been seen since.The local media has not reported her dissapearance.

Police have done very little on her case.
Please join facebook group to raise awareness about Lilly's disappearance!!


Call Miami Dade Police - Detective Mancha

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Miami mom leaves to pick flowers at 2 AM, never seen again
Written by Holliston-Zero Gossip
April 13, 2008

Picture: North American Missing Persons Network

Searching for Jaliek
~Jaliek Rainwalker~

For anyone who dosen't recognize the name Jaliek Rainwalker,

Age at Disappearance: 12 yrs
Date of Birth: 8/2/1995
Date of Last Contact: 11/1/2007
Race: Black/White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 105 lbs
Eyes: Green
Hair: Light Brown
Missing From: Greenwich, New York

There is much speculation as to what happened to Jaliek Rainwalker. Some people figure him to be a runaway...while the police have listed his adoptive father (Stephen Kerr) as a 'person of intrest' in Jaliek's disappearance.

"On November 1, 2007, after spending six days in respite care with a family familiar to 12 year old Jaliek Rainwalker, he was returned to his adoptive father. The following day Jaliek was reported missing.

Jaliek has not been found.

This web site is presented so that those who know, love and truly care for this young man can make sure that the world does not forget that there is a child missing and must be found."

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