missing persons

Clarisa Figueroa: Murdering Monster

THIS thing. There aren’t any decent descriptive words that come to mind to describe the woman I am about to tell you about. What happened to Marlen Ochoa-Lopez is beyond human comprehension and only monsters would do to her what Clarisa Figueroa and three people in her home have been accused of doing. She has been accused of luring the young expectant mother to her home before Marlen was strangled and her baby was cut…
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Missing: Kenneth Howard, 22 months old

UPDATE: I am perfectly okay with eating as much crow as necessary when I can say FINALLY a happy ending with a missing child. Kenneth was found a short distance away from his home on a 50 foot incline. He is doing well and has been reunited with his family. Here we go again. I really hate hearing about missing kids lately because as it usually turns out, the child is murdered by his caretakers….
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Where Is Amiah Robertson?

For as long as I have been blogging about missing children, my contrition for their parents has only grown worse. Generally, the outcomes are not good and a parent is usually involved. I feel no different with Amiah Robertson’s parents and caregivers. There is so much that is SO wrong with the information coming out of Indianapolis where she is from. She has been missing since last week. The dates are in conflict. One would…
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Arrest in Jayme Closs Case

Jayme Closs was missing for 88 days when she was able to escape her captor and run for help. Jayme was secreted away in a home in Gordon, Wisconsin by 21-year old Jake Patterson. Law enforcement has stated that Patterson was never a person of interest in the murder of Jayme’s parents, and has no criminal background. This guy was totally off the radar and was holding Jayme 70-miles away from her home in Barron,…
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Moorer Pretrial & Morning Meltdowns

  Yesterday was the pretrial hearing on Sidney Moorer’s kidnapping case to allow or disallow expert witness testimony on the vehicle seen on CCTV footage.  Ultimately, expert witnesses were allowed for both sides. This case is unique, in that the Defendants are bound by a gag order yet continue to publicly discuss the case on their personal Facebook pages, as well as making disparaging comments about Heather Elvis on many Facebook pages that were created…
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Coach Craig Wood Charged with Murder

Yesterday an Amber Alert was issued for Hailey Owens, a 10-year old from Springfield, MO after she was taken around 5 p.m. by a man driving a gold Ford Ranger.  Witnesses report that the truck had circled the area several times before pulling over and dragging Hailey into the vehicle. The Amber Alert was canceled just before 7 a.m. Wednesday and Coach Craig Wood was arrested and charged with murder.  Springfield police say they received a…
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MISSING: Newborn Kayden Powell

Wisconsin police and the FBI are trying to locate a 5 day-old baby boy who went missing from a home in the town of Beloit, Wisconsin early Thursday morning. Town of Beloit Police Chief Steve Kopp says the mother of Kayden Powell, Brianna Marshall,  contacted police immediately after she woke up around 4:30 Thursday morning when she discovered her son was gone. The home belongs to the great-grandmother of the infant where she lives with…
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Missing Children

Tonight on Twitter a conversation was going on about missing children and specifically about Elizabeth Johnson, mother of missing 8-month old Gabriel who disappeared nearly three years ago.  Some history on the case for those not familiar, but Elizabeth Johnson  initially told the baby’s father  that she killed Gabriel and dumped him in a trash bin.  She later recanted and told police that she gave Gabriel to a couple at a San Antonio, TX park. …
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A Silent Epidemic

Several years back, I became involved in trying to give an unidentified woman her name back.   She was found off of a service road in Brazoria County, Texas.   This area of Texas has become known as “the killing fields”.  There were many murdered women who were dumped in and around this area in Brazoria County.   September 10, 1990, when a local pulled off of the road to relieve himself, he found skeletal…
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Craigslist Connection?

Deanna Ballman was found last week in her car, and an autopsy revealed her death to be by undetermined causes.  A Columbus doctor has been interviewed and items taken from his home, but the mystery surrounding Deanna’s death has yet to be solved.  I am still on the fence with regards to what happened, and do not want to be one who is pointing accusatory fingers at anyone until all of the facts are in….
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