Thursday, October 30, 2008

Vigil for ~Jaliek Rainwalker~

There will be a vigil from 9:00 p.m. until midnight at Mowry Park in Greenwich. The vigil will be to mark the one year disappearance of Jaliek. We are planning a respectful and peaceful vigil for Jaliek. Please bring lawn chairs and dress warmly.
Motorcade Memorial Procession
There will be a group of us driving to Greenwich. We are meeting Saturday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Latham Farms in the Hannaford parking area. We will have a law enforcement escort and at 8:00 p.m. we will drive by Red Robin Restaurant and follow the route Stephen says he took with Jaliek to Greenwich. In Greenwich we will momentarily pause at 11 Hill Street and then continue to Mowry Park where we will have a respectful, peaceful vigil for Jaliek until midnight.
Contact info at:
Find Jaliek

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.
Read More...
Searching For Jaliek
NCMEC Printable Poster

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Disgusted with the system: Park Cities People To Screen or Not to Screen?

Disgusted with the system: Park Cities People To Screen or Not to Screen?

AR'MARION M. HARGROVE
~Located Safe~

According to Amber Alert, the almost 6 year-old child was taken by the abductor, who is his father. They were last seen in a 2009 white Chevy Impala, FL 575HXD. They were last known to be in the Miami Gardens, FL area. Read More...
Rilya Alert: AR'MARION M. HARGROVE

UPDATE
The Hialeah Police Department has located Charles Hargrove and his son Ar'Marion, and both are safe.
According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, police received an anonymous tip from someone who saw a vehicle that matched what they had seen on a billboard in the area that displayed information related to the Amber Alert
Father and son found, Amber Alert canceled

Monday, October 27, 2008

Candle Light Vigil for Jaliek Rainwalker

Saturday November 1, 2008 will mark the one-year anniversary of the last time Jaliek “Jay” Rainwalker the then 12-year-old child who disappeared from 11 Hill Street in Greenwich, NY was seen.
In addition to the Vigil, Jaliek’s grandparents, Barbara Reeley and Dennis Smith will be ... Read More ...

Previous Post for Jaliek Rainwalker HERE

Rilya Who?

Up until last night, I'd never heard the name Rilya Wilson. Rilya's name came up while I attended the blogtalk show,
Peas In Their Pods

Listen to PEAS IN THEIR PODS on internet talk radio


Now? Neither Rilya's name, nor her story will EVER be forgotten by me. Rilya's beautiful, innocent face will remain with the other names, faces, and stories that haunt my sleep.

Rilya was born Sept. 29, 1996, to a homeless cocaine addict. Ironically, Rilya's name was an acronym for "Remember I love you always." She was taken into state custody when she was less than 2 months old.

POSTED: 3:41 pm EST March 16, 2005
UPDATED: 5:30 am EST March 17, 2005
MIAMI --

A woman who was supposed to be taking care of Rilya Wilson, the foster child whose disappearance three years ago scandalized Florida's child-protection agency, was indicted Wednesday on charges of murdering the 4-year-old girl.

Geralyn Graham was also charged with kidnapping and three counts of aggravated child abuse in the case of the girl who was suffocated or beaten to death sometime in December 2000, the grand jury indictment said. No body has been found, the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's office said. Read More...
Former Caregiver Charged With Murdering Rilya Wilson


By Associated Press
Published April 8, 2005
Geralyn Graham whispered the confession while they shared a cell in August, an informer awaiting a robbery trial says in court papers.
The caregiver charged with murdering foster child Rilya Wilson whispered "I killed it" to a jail cellmate and said she suffocated the 4-year-old because she "had demons," according to the inmate's account in court papers released Thursday.

Robin Lunceford said Geralyn Graham confessed to her and explained that she smothered Rilya with a pillow after Rilya insisted on wearing a Cleopatra costume - something Graham considered evil - for Halloween instead of an angel outfit as Graham wanted. Read More...
Suspect admitted killing Rilya Wilson, cellmate says


By DANA CANEDY
Published: May 3, 2002
Tim Bottcher, a spokesman for the state agency said, ''We know we have folks who don't think we do a good job, and that's their opinion, but we are not necessarily going to respond every time someone says something.''

Kathleen Kearney, secretary of the agency, is not granting interviews, Mr. Bottcher said. In a news conference on Wednesday, she would not answer questions but read a statement in which she took responsibility for Rilya's disappearance.

She also accused a caseworker, Deborah Muskelly, of filing false reports of monthly visits with the girl and a supervisor, Willie Harris, of failing to review the case file.

Ms. Muskelly and Mr. Harris resigned under pressure last month for what the agency said was mishandling of another case. The agency would not provide details of that case, and the two workers could not be reached for comment.

Rilya was supposed to be in state custody, but the agency and her grandmother lost track of the girl for 15 months. They realized she was missing only last week, when a caseworker tried to check on the girl and did not find her at the grandmother's house. The grandmother and state agency each thought the other had custody of Rilya.
Read More...
Case of Lost Miami Girl Puts Focus on an Agency


Posted 10/8/2007 8:14 AM
By Curt Anderson, Associated Press Writer
MIAMI — It's now been more than six years since foster child Rilya Wilson went missing, a disappearance that led to a shakeup at Florida's child welfare agency and murder charges against the little girl's former caretaker.
Yet Rilya's body has never been found and there's little physical evidence against the woman accused of abusing and killing her, 61-year-old Geralyn Graham.
Read More...
Fla. prosecutors build foster child case


It's nearing the year 2009, and of all the information I sifted through, there is one thing I could not find...
One single person to say "I am ashamed to admit it, but I am part of the reason that Rilya is still missing"

Not the child welfare agency who didn't notice the little girl missing for what? 15 months.
[Tim Bottcher, a spokesman for the state agency said, ''We know we have folks who don't think we do a good job, and that's their opinion, but we are not necessarily going to respond every time someone says something.'']

In THIS case, the problem seems to be that NOBODY said ANYTHING!

Geralyn & Pamela Graham, who the state (over) paid to take care of Rilya maintains their innocence.
[Pamela Graham supported allegations of abuse by Geralyn Graham, including claims that Graham tied Rilya to a bed and locked her in a small laundry room for lengthy periods as punishment for misbehavior.] *HERE

Even friends stood quietly by, until it was too late...
[Other friends and acquaintances reported similar incidents, as well as unusually numerous bruises, scratches and other injuries suffered by the girl.] *HERE

One friend even gave AID to this abusive situation!
[One friend, Detra Coakley, said she gave Geralyn Graham a dog cage with the understanding that Rilya would be kept inside it, though she's not sure if it ever happened.] *HERE

***To save You, the reader a bit of time...the above 3 *HERE links are all from the same article listed above,
Fla. prosecutors build foster child case

Saving Our Children now has a Rilya Alert.
Named after a little girl lost and forgotten by the same system that was supposed to keep her safe, Rilya Alert is for some of those children who will never make Amber Alert, Nancy Grace, OR the headlines.


Rilya
Remember I Love You Always

~Kristen Stith~
Located Safe

Last seen wearing blue jeans, a pink and white shirt with hearts on it and a hooded, red fleece sweatshirt and white sneakers, Kristen Stith has been missing since Sunday, October 26, at about 1:30 PM.
Kristen is described as a 16 year old white female, who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs 135 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes. Braces and freckles are Kristen's distinguishing characteristics.
Kristen was last seen 4900 block of Glenway Avenue in West Price Hill Avenue, Ohio.
Kristen's Myspace Profile

Police believe there is a possibility foul play.
The following comment
comes from a board on
Search For Missing Price Hill Teen

KristensMom -
1:18 AM 3 Votes
Report User
This is Kristen's mother and she is not a runaway. We found her missing and within 15 minutes some animal was texting from her phone saying that this B**** is done, telling us how she screams and other horrible things...and the police still wouldn't call it a kidnapping!! She was at a house directly across the street from Covedale Performing Arts Center. She was there with our family, walked outside and was GONE! Please pray for her and I hope someone saw something and has the nerve to come forward and help us find my baby!

Anyone with information about these missing people is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section at (513)352-3542
or Crime Stoppers at (514)352-3040 or
text (513)352-3050.
Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

16-Year-Old Missing In Cincinnati
Girl Missing From Bridgetown, Foul Play Possible


*Top Photo from Myspace


LOCATED SAFE!!!
Kristen Stith A missing Green Township teen now faces a charge of making a false report.

16 year old Kristen Stith was found around 11:45 this morning at the "Pitstop" on Glenway and Woodlawn. She'd been missing since 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Stith reportedly called her mother to say she was at the store.

A Local 12 crew spotted Stith being loaded into an ambulance. She was taken to police headquarters for questioning.

Police say she was not abducted.
Missing Green Township Teen Charged

Sunday, October 26, 2008

~Monday4 the Missing~ Lil'Guy (child unknown)

LOOK at the picture...He is such a beautiful little boy! He don't deserve to be shuffled through the system like a package of unclaimed freight!!!
PLEASE, if you recognize the boy in this picture, Step forward and speak up for Lil' Guy!

Yeah! There are already too many John Does in this world...so I kinda chose Lil' Guy for him.
If you don't like the nickname I picked out, and you know his TRUE IDENTITY, then PLEASE speak up!

Ask yourself these questions:
What happens to this young boy, if nobody comes forward? Without a parent to sign papers, can he EVER be adopted? OR Will Lil' Guy be shuffled around from family to family, in the foster care system?

Case Type: Unknown
DOB: Sex: Male
Missing Date: Apr 9, 2008
Race: Black
Age Now: 3 years old
Hair Color: Black (Braided)
Eye Color: Black
Height: 2'6"
Weight: 25 lbs (11kg)
Missing City: UNKNOWN
Missing State : MD
Missing Country: United States
Case Number: USMDDoeJohn040908

Circumstances:
Lil' Guy was wandering the streets in the 3000 block of Ruckert Ave, Baltimore, near the Baltimore City Police Department.
Anyone with information that may lead to the identity of Lil'Guy, should contact Baltimore City Department of Social Services.
ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT
Maryland Center for Missing Children1-800-637-5437
(1-800-MDS-KIDS)
Baltimore City Department of Social Services
410-361-2235
Poster and Description: NCMEC

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Located Safe
~Tekenya Wooten~

UPDATE

Durham, N.C. — Durham police announced Friday morning that a missing 12-year-old girl has been found unharmed.
Investigators had been searching for Tekenya Wooten, whom they believe ran away from her home at 3529 Manford Drive, since Saturday.
Tekenya is eight months pregnant.
Pregnant girl found after search in Durham


On yesterday I told you about the case of Tekenya Wooten. A 12 year old girl who is 8 months pregnant and has gone missing. Due to the work of WAOD readers we now know that she also was living in a group home at the time of her disappearance.

There is a LOT of Information, Names, lists of contacts, etc... on What About Our Daughters? Please take the time to visit this post!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Monday 4 the Missing ~Donna Jou~

Most people on the internet who promote awareness of the missing, recognize Donna Jou by her picture on the right.
What about her family though? How many pictures does the family that's been left behind to search, have of Donna?
Are there pictures of Donna taking her first steps, learning to ride a bicycle, or her first day of school? How many pictures celebrate Christmas, Birthdays, and other holidays over the years? From grade school to college, I am sure that there are many pictures throughout the home, that mark so many milestones! Are there enough pictures to fill a photo album? 2 albums?
Are there enough
pictures of Donna Jou and her family
to fill the void in her family's home, since she has gone missing? I don't think so!
Now, instead of snapping a picture of Donna celebrating her birthday this year, there's an online letter.
Happy Birthday, my precious Donna
Today is Tuesday, October 14, your birthday. I was blessed to have you for nineteen years. I always admired you for your intelligence, selflessness, kindness, and generosity. I will never forget the day you born.

I read the profile for Donna Jou, and just want to cry! This young lady had a bright future ahead of her. Unfortunatly, Donna was betrayed by one of her most beautiful characteristics. The desire to help others.

The Missing -
A Weekly Exposé of Lost Souls
Issue #20
By: David Lohr
"When the police came, they took the laptop that Donna had been using to the crime lab," Reza said. "When they looked at it, they discovered that Donna had been corresponding with a man she [had] met on Craigslist [an Internet community for posting classified advertisements]."

According to Reza, Donna, an honor student at San Diego State University, had offered tutoring services on the Web site, and the man had contacted her in response to her advertisement.
"We really don't know how my daughter was convinced to meet him," Reza said. "The police found photos on the computer that the man had sent her, in which he looked to be about 20 years old."
Investigators traced the Internet messages to 35-year-old John Steven Burgess, aka Sinjin Stevens, a sex offender who had been convicted of performing a lewd act against a child, in 2003, and of three counts of battery, in 2002.
Read More...
Investigation Discovery


Vital Statistics
Missing Since: June 23, 2007
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Classification: Missing
Date Of Birth: October 14, 1987
Age: 19
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 110 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Race: White/Iranian
Gender: Female
Clothing: Gray Tan Top, Black Jacket, Blue Jean, Van Shoes.
Case Number: 07-121542
Dentals: Not available
Resource for Vital Statistics:
North American Missing Persons Network

Disgusted with the system: Mandatory Vaccines Override Parental Rights

Disgusted with the system: Mandatory Vaccines Override Parental Rights

Cole Puffinger found safe, walking the streets!

Kathleen Hennessey,
Associated Press Writer –
1 hr 43 mins ago

LAS VEGAS – A 6-year-old boy kidnapped from a Las Vegas home by alleged drug dealers posing as policemen has been found alive in a neighborhood northeast of the Las Vegas Strip, police said early Sunday.

Cole Puffinburger was recovered at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday after a caller informed detectives about a child walking alone on a street in a middle-class neighborhood of tidy, modest-sized homes about 5 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas police Officer Jay Rivera said.

Authorities arrested Cole's grandfather Clemens Tinnemeyer late Friday in connection with the boy's disappearance. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Tinnemeyer was Cole's maternal grandfather.

Police believe that the abductors were Mexican drug dealers and that the kidnapping at gunpoint was a "message" to Tinnemeyer, 51, whom they said may have stolen millions of dollars from dealers.

Tinnemeyer was arrested in Riverside, Calif., and was being held in nearby San Bernardino on a material witness warrant issued by a federal court in Nevada.
READ MORE...
Abducted 6-year-old boy found alive in Las Vegas

Sunday, October 19, 2008 3:00 PM EDT
The Associated Press
By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six-year-old kidnapping victim Cole Puffinburger was safe in his father's custody Sunday, as police tried to untangle the child's family's ties to the Mexican drug dealers suspected in his abduction.

"We're speaking with the boy today. I know he's being interviewed by law enforcement, and we'll probably get a better idea of where he's been," FBI spokesman David Staretz said Sunday. Read More...
Boy being questioned by Las Vegas police




Previous post on Cole Puffinger HERE

Friday, October 17, 2008

~Cole Puffinger~ Abduction connected to drug activity

By Mary Manning
Published Thu, Oct 16, 2008 (7:55 a.m.)
Updated Thu, Oct 16, 2008 (7:17 p.m.)

Metro Police on Thursday said the kidnapping of a 6-year-old boy from his home in the northeastern Las Vegas Valley a day earlier was linked to drug activity within the family.

The safety of Cole Puffinger, who was kidnapped at gunpoint shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday from his home on Cherry Grove Avenue, near the intersection Hollywood and Lake Mead boulevards, was the objective of the intense police activity.

An Amber Alert was issued for Cole at about noon Wednesday. The Amber Alert covers Southern Nevada, California, Arizona and New Mexico.

Cole is described as 3-foot-11 and weighing 48 pounds. He wears silver-rimmed prescription glasses and was last seen wearing a black John Cena WWE wrestling sweatshirt, dark jeans, a belt and Vans tennis shoes with a white stripe, police said.

Police are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious around the boy's home to call them at 828-3111. Anyone who sees Cole is urged to call 911.
Police say they are following tips from the public. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. READ MORE...
Police: Boy’s kidnapping linked to drugs



The suspects ransacked the home after the mother and her boyfriend were both tied up and left helpless. "This child witnessed that," Cannito relates.

It's not clear if they found what they came for, but they wound up with another prize beyond price: the little boy. Cops say the men grabbed the 6-year-old and took him out of the house, disappearing from the neighbourhood. There's been no trace of him since but late Friday police revealed a stunning twist in the case.

They allege the boy's grandfather could be behind the incident. Fifty-one year-old Clemens F. Tinnemeyer hasn't been seen since September. READ MORE...
Grandfather Sought After Fake Cops Kidnap 6-Yr.-Old Boy From His Home

Amber Alert Criteria

Guidelines for Issuing AMBER Alerts

Every successful AMBER plan contains clearly defined activation criteria. The following guidance is designed to achieve a uniform, interoperable network of plans across the country, and to minimize potentially deadly delays because of confusion among varying jurisdictions. The following are criteria recommendations:

Law Enforcement Confirms an Abduction
AMBER plans require law enforcement to confirm an abduction prior to issuing an alert. This is essential when determining the level of risk to the child. Clearly, stranger abductions are the most dangerous for children and thus are primary to the mission of an AMBER Alert....

Risk of Serious Bodily Injury or Death
Plans require a child be at risk for serious bodily harm or death before an alert can be issued. This element is clearly related to law enforcement’s recognition that stranger abductions represent the greatest danger to children....
Sufficient Descriptive Information
For an AMBER Alert to be effective in recovering a missing child, the law enforcement agency must have enough information to believe that an immediate broadcast to the public will enhance the efforts of law enforcement to locate the child and apprehend the suspect....

Age of Child
Every state adopt the “17 years of age or younger” standard; or....

NCIC Data Entry
Immediately enter AMBER Alert data into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system. Text information describing the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the child should be entered, and the case flagged as a Child Abduction....
READ MORE...
Guidlines for issuing Amber Alert


~MY 2 CENTS~

Parental abductions occur FAR more frequently than a stranger abduction.
Interesting Statistics ~NCMEC~
HOW can we as parents, who know firsthand how much of a struggle it is to get ANY media involvement, counselor intervention, or financial help due to a parental abduction, change the public perception? Even AMBER ALERT makes a parental abduction sound less than it is!
TWICE on the same page AMBER ALERT clearly states that a stranger abduction is more dangerous to a child than a parental abduction.
PLEASE explain THAT to CAYLEE ANTHONY and GIOVANNI GONZALEZ.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

~Fenella Patton~ recovered safe!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

JENNIFER MILLER

Federal authorities located the father who violated a custody order and fled the state with his one-year-old daughter over a week ago.

FBI agents located Joshua Patton, 30, of Gap; his 1-year-old daughter and his girlfriend Randelle Rowe-Robles, 19, of Honey Brook, about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Mountain City, Tenn., which is in the northeastern corner of the state not from Virginia and North Carolina borders, police said. Read More...
Fleeing father caught
Previous post for Fennella Patton HERE

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Help Needed: Stem, N.C. Missing Person Search

MySpace Events

Posted By:David Lohr
Hosted By:David Lohr / Tim Miller
e-mail
When:Friday Oct 17, 2008at 8:00 AM
Where:Stem, NC 27581United States
View Map

This weekend, David Lohr and Tim Miller will be in North Carolina, participating in searches for Kelly Morris and Jamie Fraley.

We will be in need of foot searchers, ATV’s and horse searchers, along with volunteers to man the command post. All volunteers are welcome. You must be 18 years old. As soon as we have set the location, we will post it to http://www.texasequusearch.org and http://blogs.discovery.com/criminal_report

Baby Missing ~ Fenella Patton ~ PA

According to the **comment section on this news article, it looks like another BABY caught in the middle of a sick, twisted,
He said ~ She said game!
Come on you 2! LOOK at this beautiful little girl!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:47 PM EDT
By JENNIFER MILLER

COATESVILLE — Police are searching for a man after he allegedly left the state with his 1-year-old daughter during a child-custody dispute.

Police said Joshua Patton, 30, of Gap, and his girlfriend, Randelle Rowe-Robles, 19, of Honey Brook, who is not the child's mother, fled with his daughter, Fenella Patton.

Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Patton with interfering with custody and concealing the whereabouts of a child. Read More...
Missing baby has police seeking Joshua Patton

**OK. A few hours ago there WAS a comment board up!

Dedicated to The Missing & Their Familes

These links are all different people/organizations who are
~Dedicated to The Missing~
Bloggers, missing persons websites, and other links will find their way here.

411 Gina

Actively Aware

Black and Missing but not forgotten

Forever Searching

Help Find The Missing

Highway Of Tears

MISSINGPEOPLE.NET

Missing Pieces

Mothers Are Vanishing

My Milk Carton

Peace 4 the Missing

Porchlight Canada

Porchlight for the Missing and Unidentified

Saving Our Children

Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Site

Someone Is Missing

The Charley Project

Websleuths

Search & Rescue Teams
(Under Construction)

ALABAMA

Cherokee Search and Rescue
The North Alabama Search Dog Association
HEMSI Search Dog Unit
Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit
Lower Alabama Search and Rescue
North Baldwin Sheriff's search and rescue

ALASKA

Alaska Mountain Rescue Group
Morgan County Rescue Squad

ARIZONA

Arizona Division of Emergency Management
Search and Rescue


ARKANSAS

Search Dog Alliance of Arkansas
Benton County Search and Rescue
Washington County Search and Rescue
Johnson County Dive Team
Crawford County Search and Rescue
Madison County Search and Rescue
Pike County Search and Rescue

CALIFORNIA

California Emergency Mobile Patrol
California Explorer Search and Rescue
Riverside Mountain Rescue
San Diego Mountain Rescue
San Jose Search and Rescue
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue

COLORADO

Alpine Rescue Team
Arapahoe Rescue Patrol
Civil Air Patrol
Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol
El Paso County Search and Rescue
Fremont Search and Rescue
Field Support Inc. Search and Rescue
Front Range Rescue Dogs
Gilpin County Search and Rescue
Grand County Search and Rescue
K9 Search and Rescue Team
La Plata Search and Rescue
Larimer County Dive Rescue Team
Larimer County Search and Rescue
Mountain Rescue Aspen
Park County Search and Rescue
Vail Mountain Rescue

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue
Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue
Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1
Disaster And Wilderness Ground Searchers, Inc. (D.A.W.G.S.)

DELAWARE

DELMARVA Search and Rescue
TROTSAR

FLORIDA

South Florida Task Force2

GEORGIA

Central Georgia K9 Search and Rescue
Georgia DNR Search and Rescue
DeKalb Fire Rescue Department

HAWAII

IDAHO


Bonneville County Sheriff's Search and Rescue
Clearwater County Sheriff's Search and Rescue
Elmore County Search and Rescue
Fremont Rescue
Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit

ILLINOIS

INDIANA

IOWA

Iowa Search and Rescue
Star1 Search and Rescue
Central Iowa Underwater Search and Rescue


KANSAS

KENTUCKY

Bell County Rescue Squad
Bluegrass Search and Rescue
Butler County Rescue Squad
Commonwealth Canine Search and Rescue
Warren County Rescue Department
Kentucky Search and Rescue Area 3
Owen County Emergency Services
Louisville Metro Urban Search and Rescue

LOUISIANA

MAINE

MARYLAND

DELMARVA Search and Rescue
TROTSAR

MASSACHUSETTS

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI

MONTANA

NEBRASKA

NEVADA

Washoe County Searcb and Rescue
Las Vegas Metro P.D. Search and Rescue

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

NEW MEXICO

NEW YORK

New York State Federation
of Search and Rescue Teams

The NYS Federation of SAR is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit organization consisting of independent
Search and Rescue teams that make themselves available to any official agency to assist in searches for lost or missing persons in New York State or the NorthEast.



NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

OKLAHOMA

OREGON
Portland Mountain Rescue
Corvallis Mountain Rescue Unit
Eugene Mountain Rescue
Polk County Search and Rescue
Jackson County Search and Rescue
Deschutes County Search and Rescue
Lane County Sheriff's Search and Rescue
Yamhill County Sheriff's Search And Rescue




PENNYSYLVANIA

Blue Mountain Search and Rescue
Wilderness Emergency Strike Team
East Penn Technical Search and Rescue
Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group
Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue
Bedford County Wilderness Search Team, Inc.
Centre County Sheriff's Search and Rescue
Elkland Search and Rescue
TROTSAR

RHODE ISLAND

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH DAKOTA

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

UTAH

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

DELMARVA Search and Rescue
TROTSAR

WASHINGTON

WEST VIRGINIA

TROTSAR

WISCONSIN

WYOMING

Albany County Search and Rescue
Sweetwater County Search and Rescue
Teton County SAR
Washakie County SAR

There is also an extensive list of resources on
Mid-West & Great Lakes Region's Agency
for the following states:
Arkansas
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
Tennessee
Search-Rescue



National Association for Search and Rescue
~NASAR~
Mission Statement
The National Association for Search and Rescue, Inc., (NASAR) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to advancing professional, literary, and scientific knowledge in fields related to search and rescue. NASAR is comprised of thousands of paid and non-paid professionals interested in all aspects of search and rescue - the humanitarian cause of saving lives - throughout the United States and around the world. "...that others may live."


The 9-1-1 Fire Police Medical Web

The 9-1-1 site is major link site that covers all of the Emergency Services, including Fire Departments, Police Departments, Emergency Medical Services, Search & Rescue, Civil Air Patrol, Disaster Management & Recovery, Red Cross, D.A.R.E. Program, Homeland Security to Towing & Recovery. These links are then broken down by country, then by states, provinces & territories. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let your fingers do the walking, because they are right here at your finger tips.


Search And Rescue Stories

We at SARstories are working to create a comprehensive resource for those interested in true stories by and about Search & Rescue personnel--both volunteer and professional--and those they help.




Disclaimer: This page is for reference only and does not constitute an endorsement of any organization or their skills and abilities.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fundraiser for Christina Calayca

Hosted by:
The Official Find Christina Calayca Group
Type:
Causes - Fundraiser
Where:
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel
When:
Thursday, October 30, 2008 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

We hope that you will join us for an amazing evening that we, along with ChildFind Ontario, have planned, all in support of Christina's search.

-Hosted by CityNews Anchor Francis D'Souza
-Featured Speaker: George Chuvalo, the Greatest Canadian Heavyweight Champion of All-Time
-Special Guest: David Francis of the Jon Francis Foundation
-Performances by Canadian Idol Finalist Andrew Austin and his live band
-Renowned singer song-writer Stephanie Martin

-Win personally autographed items from George Chuvalo, autographed Leafs and Raptors items, fitness memberships, and much, much more.

Please see Find Christina for more details.

Tickets can be purchased through
Ontario Childfind
Find Christina
ChildFind's toll-free number 1-800-387-7962.

Previous Post for Christina Calayca HERE

Monday 4 the Missing ~Brenda Lambert~

Interviewing family members of murder victims is one of the most difficult aspects of my job. As a journalist, I'm committed to reporting the news - to be the messenger of events, good and bad, in the community. But how can one ask a grieving mother to describe the special qualities of her dead daughter without feeling a tiny tear in one's own heart?
Posted: Saturday, Nov 19, 2005
By SAMANTHA PERRY



Brenda Gail Lambert of Bluewell was reported missing from her residence on July 26, 1992. She was 22 at the time.
Mark Anthony Cook of Bramwell was last seen on Jan. 14, 1993, walking away from Pedro's bar at Airport Square. He was 24 at the time.
"There may be a connection," Darrell Bailey of the Mercer County Sheriff's Department said, "We have evidence that the two were seen together at a time prior to the missing persons report. Read more...
News Articles


Brenda Gail Lambert
Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Date of Birth: 1969-12-26
Date Missing: 1992-07-26
From City/State: Bluewell, WV
Missing From (Country): USA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 22
Gender: Female
Race: White
Height: 62 inches
Weight: 110 pounds
Hair Color: Black
Hair (Other): Curly.
Eye Color: Blue
Complexion: Medium
Identifying Characteristics
Dark freckles on shoulders, pierced ears, tonsils removed.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Unknown. Brenda was last seen at approximately 9:00pm at her residence in the vicinity of Windmill Hill Rd. in Bluewell, WV. All personal belongings were left behind.
Investigative Agency
Mercer County Sheriff's Office
Phone: (304) 487-8365
Investigative Case #: 92-2161
NCIC #: M-582675292

Age Progression Photo


Stephen:
I wrote a poem in memory of all missing people and I thought I would share it with you.
No more do we hear your sweet laughter,
Yet we hope to see you smile once more,
You floated away on an unknown breeze
We miss the sparkle of your eyes,
But your memory will always linger,
You vanished in body but you never left us,
You are still in our hearts
And in our thoughts, from
The orchestra of birds to the sleepy night,
Floating away from us on breezes we do not know,
Wherever you are in this vast Earth,
No matter how many rivers you cross,
No matter how many roads you walk on,
Still in our hearts forever
Our beloved, our treasure.
08-Jun-07

Brenda Lambert
The Doe Network


Mark Cook (Brenda's Friend)
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 135
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Last seen wearing a white baseball cap, bleached jeans, black T-shirt and a blue jean jacket.
Disappeared: January 14th, 1993
Police believe the two are connected




Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Missing Fathers ~ Missing Children

The protesters, one of which was dressed as Plywood Man and the other clad in a red and blue Spider-Man superhero costume, were expressing their disapproval with what they perceive as Layton's opposition to divorced or separated dads having equal access to their kids.
BEACH: Bizarre protest at Layton's constituency office





Dressed up as "Cash Gordon" and "Captain Conception" Fathers 4 Justice activists, Mark Harris and Jolly Stanesby, from Devon, unfurled a banner from the top of Harriet Harman's house reading, "A father is for life, not just conception".
Fathers 4 Justice strike again!
Man held over Harman roof protest




Donald Tenn is a California father who says he “had to take action” for his young daughter Madison. He started his fourth day this morning on a wet construction crane in Columbus Ohio alone. Last night police warned of thunderstorms. John Fowler, national coordinator for Fathers 4 Justice was able to talk activist father Paul Fisher down.

Take time to read read some of the response to this on Current!

Why are these Super Hero Dads on ~LostFaces~ of the Missing? After all, obviously a lot of people know exactly where they are!
But they are missing ... from their children's lives.
Does that mean that the children are missing too? If you are following what it is I'm trying to say here, then you should be nodding your head, saying "Yeah, they are ... these children are missing from their fathers lives!"

A few months ago, I came across the site
Children Need Both Parents
From there, I started ghosting around some different sites. To be honest, at first I found some of the names quite intimidating, as I am in the same position, yet wearing much smaller shoes. (psstt...that just means I'm a chic, not a dude)
F4J~Fathers 4 Justice and
F.R.A.M.E.D. Fathers are only 2 out of many groups that are trying to take back what should never have been removed to begin with....Their right to just be a DAD.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Family searching the Willamette for ~John Hicks~

search4JohnHicksNoakridge
by tiffanybutts (Subscribe)
Posted on: Sep 30, 2008 at 7:42 PM PDT
Channel: Local News
Location: Oakridge, Oregon

Family, Friends and John Hicks's Dog Bear, search for John Hicks the recent missing man from Oakridge.There was Ten of us in total including the dog we searched miles of the Willamette river that runs by Oakridge, through the woods, and by the egde of roads! Still no John.......source

John Hicks has been Missing since Sept. 7.At age 47, John left with only his cell phone. It's what he didn't take with him that raises concern.His trailer, possesions, and beloved dog, Bear, were left behind. First Post for John Hicks HERE

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Monday 4 the Missing ~Tom Starkel~

Tom Starkel was a very special young man in my life who disppeared off the face of the earth back in Dec. 1979, Its been a very long time but I've never given up hope of finding him justice!!! someone out there knows what happen that night..
I found the above message posted on
Missing Pieces Official Message Board
That's almost 30 years Missing! A lot can happen in a 30 year span. People wed, and/or have children. Some make their fortune, while others loose everything. Time just moves on along, as usual. At least time moves forward for some people.
For others, time is nothing more than a standstill limbo. Sure, they go through the motions of being here, 'in the now.' Yet in reality, they are faced with that one haunting question... and in Hollyjean's case, her question for almost 30 years has been "What Happened to Tom Starkel?"

Vital Statistics
Date Of Birth: July 15, 1960
Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"; 150 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Blond hair; green eyes.
Clothing: Tan sweater and brown corduroy pants.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department 323-526-5541
Agency Case Number: 079124061
NCIC Number:M-648165993
The Doe Network

Details of Disappearance
Starkel was last seen leaving his girlfriend's home in Palmdale, California on December 5, 1979. Authorities believe he did arrive at his own apartment afterwards, but he has never been heard from again. Starkel was driving a dark green Pontiac Firebird with Nevada license plates at the time of his disappearance. His vehicle was recovered two weeks later, when it was pulled over driving into California from Nevada. Another individual was driving the vehicle and there was no sign of Starkey. The person was arrested and held for about two weeks, but eventually released for lack of evidence connecting him to Starkey's disappearance. Starkey's case remains unsolved.
The Charley Project

I've been sifting through google, looking for whatever information I can find about Tom. One thing that has me a bit puzzled is the fact that Tom disappeared without a trace, and someone else was found driving his vehicle. (arrested then later released due to lack of evidence) YET when I view .state.ca.us/ Tom is listed as a Voluntary Missing Adult?
Missing Person

Other than a few sites, such as The Charley Project and The Doe Network, there really isn't much information out there about Tom. He's not on
North American Missing Persons, a sister site of The Doe Network, or the National Center for Missing Adults.

What I see is one dedicated Hollyjean, posting on every missing person's forum she can find...in hopes of having that one question answered...What happened to Tom Starkel?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A touch of ~Myspace Magic~

Yeah I know, 'Myspace Magic' does not sound like a post on missing children or missing persons, and there's a reason behind that.
It's not.
Something unexpected happened the other week.
I recieved one of those infamous friend requests from someone on Myspace.
Nooo, that's not the unexpected part!
I admit, I am behind on the 1,000 friends or bust contest,
but still ... thats not what changed todays course.
Anyway, I usually prefer to do a bit of investigating before I hit the 'accept' button, so I bounced on over to the invitee's profile, to check out what their page represents. What I saw on that profile not only surprised me,

Cancer awareness bracelet

It's why I'm writing what I am right now.
Ok ... big deal, right? A few colorful 'Show Your Support Ribbons' that represent the various types of cancer. And, perhaps that is true ...
UNTIL I saw some of the faces and read some of the stories that these ribbons represent.
And thats just what happened next!

Logan's Page

"ALL I ASK IS FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR MY GRANDSON LOGAN, LOOK HOW FAR YOUR PRAYERS HAVE BROUGHT HIM ALREADY."
Thursday, August 21, 2008
You have to watch this Logan is proof that god answers prayers, He is a true mircle, a gift from god. The doctors at one point gave up on him but thanks to all the prayers from his family and his myspace friends just look at him now, he is such a little fighter. He gets stronger and better everyday. We're so proud of him.




Brookelynn's(Brookie)Myspace Page
HELP CHILIS SUPPORT
ST. JUDES CHILDREN HOSPITAL

Brookelynn is a St. Jude's patient, although she is currently home right now.
She was at St. Jude's for 7 months for the intense chemotherpy and radiation. Brookelynn is
fighting against a rare brain cancer called Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor or ATRT for short.
Once she got home in April, Brookelynn went on 6 months of a low dose chemotherpy.
She does go back to St. Judes every 2 months for MRI scans and LP screens to check
her spinal fluid for cancer cells.

Donations can be made to
TO ST. JUDE'S CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
IN THE NAME OF BROOKELYNN HUNT
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
HERE IS A LINK TO DO IT ONLINE
ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Join Chili's

in the fight against childhood cancer.
Create a Pepper.
The family greatly appreciates everything that this community contines to do for Brookelyn.


James and Daddy Myspace Page

Why the one million friends challenge I get asked the questions,
Why 1 million friends? What will it achieve? on a regular basis so i
thought i would try to explain. James and I used to come onto myspace to
listen to music and look at the videos just before he was diagnosed and added
a few friends. When James was diagnosed and we came to terms with the fact that
his cancer and its treatment was going to take over our lives we needed a distraction and the "James and Daddy" page was born.



Oct 2, 2008 3:22 AM
James and Daddy say Thank you

We have passed the 250,000 friends mark. We are a quarter of the way to the million. This page started out as a quest for a dad to keep a promise to his son but has grown to become so much more than that. It has become a global community of friendship, love and believe with a little boy at its very centre.

As a dad I thank every single one of you for bringing the world to James doorstep and teaching him that the world is a wonderful place. We have received so much support and love and friendship and it has helped us grow stronger as a family.

So this is to say thank you and we will keep the momentum going and we hope to bring you more episodes in James future and share him with the world.
THANKYOU SO MUCH


Elijah & Isaiah's Myspace Page

this site started out as my personal page and now has become more like an outreach for me and others families.
my goal now is to spread awareness to those who have sick kids or to someone who may have the cancer elijah did. his was a very rare form called plueropulmonary blastoma.
he had 1/3 of his upper right lung removed and recieved 36 weeks of chemotherapy.
i am truly blessed that God has healed them both of their lung problems. we still fight to keep them healthy but you have that for even the healthy kids anyway. i cannot complain.
elijah has been cancer free for a year and isaiah we just have to watch him closely when he gets a cold cause he prone to respiratory failure and bronchitis.
they were both born 6 weeks premature.




Bulletin Message
From: ~Christina Marie~
Date: Oct 1, 2008 4:54 AM
please visit elijah's site and sign his guestbook

As you all know my son, Elijah had the lung cancer, pleuropulmonary blastoma.
I made a caringbridge site for him to tell his story... Please visit his site and sign our guestbook...
Elija's Caringbridge Page
Please sign his guestbook and view his pictures. We are trying to spread awareness as to the type of lung cancer he has...
thank you
christina bland



I don't have a big head over this and I don't think of myself as being above anyone else.
I have been doing this for several years and I just love to entertain. I feel at home on stage where you can do things you can never do in a recording studio.
If I can touch someone and make them smile, forget their problems if only for a little while, then I have done well.

Hold On To Your Faith
by Steven Davis Jr.
I wrote this song about real life, not the usual fairy tale where everything is a Dream.
I have seen all of this tragedy on mysapce, the television and all around me for years.
I was just inspired to write a song about real life and the Faith that one must have to
keep going. This is real life and we must help one another get though the next day,
not turn our heads and we must keep our Faith that We will walk with Jesus everyday of
our lives. I wrote the lyrics in sorrow but I Pray for some comfort to those that have
this tragedy in their life. God Bless You All.
Steven Jr.'s Myspace Page

If you are a member of the Myspace community, I encourage you to visit some of these profiles. I am sure you understand why some of them are not public, but it only takes a minute to use that cute little 'add as friend' button. As you have read, James has quite a few friends already, but needs many more to meet his 'million friend challenge'...so add him, please!
Also, if you really want to know more, take time to visit some of the various care pages. These children and their smiles have a way of reaching out and touching your heart!




*I would like to take a minute to thank the families of Brookelynn, James, Elija, and Logan for allowing me into Their Space & for taking the time to answer some of my questions, when I know you probably have a thousand unanswered ones of your own. I appreciate the willingness to invite me into the different carepages. I admire each of you for the ability to share of yourself, I can't imagine that it's always easy to do.

Also, thank you Steven, For taking time to answer my email. I know you have a hectic schedule.
I notice that you visit your buddies, and leave them small notes. Awesome! Thank you for using your talent for the benefit of children.
Your Space is tenanted by best buddies, abuse awareness, missing children, and predator awareness ... highly unusual for a Music Profile!
If I ever took the time to 'categorize' my friends list, I believe I'd have to add every one of you in a category I'd call 'People of Subtle Greatness.'

Prayers,
mammabear

Still searching for Brandon Swanson

A small group of 4 searchers continued to cover the area the K-9 Unit indicated as suspect this past weekend. Nothing was found on either day. Please visit
The Search for Brandon Swanson
often, for updates on this search.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

~EMILY NIALYN MANION MACHADO~ OFFICIALLY MISSING


Click on Emily's Picture for NCMEC Poster Info


FINALLY, Emily has been added to NCMEC.
EMILY MACHADO
DOB: Aug 24, 2005
Missing: Mar 27, 2008
Height: 3'2" (97 cm)
Eyes: Blue
Race: Biracial
Age Now: 3
Sex: Female
Weight: 27 lbs (12 kg)
Hair: Blonde
Missing From:
BERWYN
IL
United States
Emily may be in the company of her non-custodial mother. They may still be in the local area or they may travel out of state. Emily is Biracial. She is Hispanic and White. Emily's ears are pierced. Her nickname is Emma.

ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Berwyn Police Department (Illinois) 1-708-795-5600

I have talked with Michael a few times. I KNOW he has been going through a rough time, fighting to get Emily entered into NCMEC. This Dad has hit too many brick walls for the last 6 months, and could use your support. So, even if you don't know of Emily's whereabouts, please stop by his Myspace profile, and show him support.
You can also view more information on Find Emily Machado
Current

Ray Nathaniel Johnson ~Video~

News Channel 8
posted 11:05 am
Mon September 22, 2008 -
Tulsa
reporter: Jerry Giordano
posted by: Kevin King

Family Asks For Help In Finding Missing Man
(Link to video)

But so far, there is very little to go on. Johnson's vehicle was discovered parked outside his car lot. But, he was nowhere to be found. It's a mystery as to exactly what happened.

"I really don't know. But, it could be foul play. They found his show and hat in the trunk of the car, but I don't know what happened."

So, police and family members want you to take a look at his picture, hoping someone who saw or knows something will come forward.

"I want people to know that he always helped people. He helped a lot of people. He would help anybody who needed him."

Family members believe Ray is still alive and possibly being held against his will. Anyone with information should call 425-6610. A reward is being offered in the amount of $15,000.


First ~LostFaces~ post Ray Nathaniel Johnson Here