SANTA CLARITA, CA — Ethan Odom was arrested Thursday night after the 37-year-old abducted a 3-year-old girl through her bedroom window and was tackled by the girl’s father.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Odom removed the screen from the little girl’s bedroom window, leaned in and told her to “come toward him.” After pulling her through the window Odom began running down the street.
Luckily, the girl’s father and uncle heard a commotion and quickly found the girl was missing. They began chasing Odom down the street and quickly caught up to him.
“I actually … ran behind him,” said the girl’s uncle. “I think he heard my footsteps and then he turned around quickly and asked me if this was my daughter.”
The uncle told Odom the girl was his daughter in an attempt to get her back, and Odom handed her back to him before he took off running. But he did not get far – the girl’s father tackled his ass and held him there until police arrived.…
On Monday, a 13-year-old boy came home to find his mother, 37-year-old Roseanne Welsh, dead inside the home. The boy called police who arrived to find Welsh was the victim of foul play and that her 10-year-old daughter, along with her vehicle, were both missing.
While investigators were still on the scene, the girl walked up to an officer on the street near her home. She told police that Davidson was a friend of her father and that there was an incident between him and her mother inside the home.
“She was abducted from the scene and taken to different locations for a brief period of time, at which time she was again brought back somewhere in the general vicinity and dropped off, at which point she saw the sheriff’s deputies, approached the vehicles and contacted us,” said Lt. Wayne McKinney.
We first reported on the disappearance of Gabriel Johnson back in 2010 after Johnson fled to Texas with him on the eve of a custodial hearing. Since she was a no-show, Johnson lost custodial rights to Gabriel.
She would tell Gabriel’s father that she’d killed Gabriel, and blamed him for her actions. Authorities would eventually apprehend Johnson in Miami Beach, Florida but Gabriel was not with her. While in custody, Johnson would recant her murder confession and claim to have given Gabriel to a couple at a Texas park.
However, during an unauthorized, three hour meeting between Johnson and Detective John Salame, Johnson would again confess to killing her son. The detective says he was close to getting the location of the boy’s body when Johnson’s lawyer, who was unaware the jailhouse interview was taking place, walked in and pulled the plug.…
MAGNOLIA, TX – An Amber Alert has been issued for Elizabeth Rex, the 14-year-old who vanished on Monday and is believed to be with 51-year-old Randy Johnson – a one time family friend who called to taunt the family.
Elizabeth’s family told reporters they took Johnson into their mobile home after learning he was dying from colon cancer. But after eight months, Johnson had developed a relationship with “Lizzy” that they were not comfortable with and asked him to leave.
“I mean we were literally listening to every conversation and it was in code,” said Jennifer Black, Lizzy’s mother. “So once we decided what the codes were, it was like you have to go you can’t be here.”
On Monday, Lizzie walked out of their home and hasn’t been seen since. Her family had no idea where she went until they started getting phone calls from Johnson.
“He calls us and says, ‘Y’all will never see Lizzy again and things like that cuz where we’re going you can’t get there,’” said Elizabeth’s dad, Patrick Rex.…
SPRINGFIELD, MO – Police have arrested and charged 45-year-old Craig Wood with the abduction and murder of Hailey Owens, the 10-year-old abducted in broad daylight as she walked home from a friend’s house Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called after a couple watched a tan Ford Ranger stop near Owen as she walked down the street and heard the driver ask her for directions. Owens took a step or two toward the truck before the male driver lunged out of the truck, grabbed Owens with his left hand and threw her into the truck “like a rag doll” before fleeing the scene.
Other neighbors chased after the truck, but were unable to stop him. Luckily, the couple were able to give police a detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle, including the exact license plate number. This helped police quickly determine the truck was owned by Jim and Regina Wood, who told them the truck was driven by their son, 45-year-old Craig Wood.
When detectives arrived at Craig Wood’s home a few hours after Owens’ abduction, he drove up in the truck police were looking for and tossed a roll of duct tape in the bed of the truck as he got out.…
Rustburg, VA — Three dumbass adults have been charged with malicious wounding and child abuse after police learned a woman’s two children were tattooed. It gets better… one of the three dumbasses arrested actually attempted to remove the tats with a heated razor blade.
The asshole allegedly responsible for tatting the kids in the first place is 20-year-old Alexander Edwards. The children, both of unknown age at this point, were apparently left in his care on December 22. Police say he gave the kiddos tattoos without their consent or their parent’s consent.
When mom, 35-year-old Melissa Derp, sorry…. Delp, and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Daniel Janney, discovered the ink, Janney had the brilliant idea of removing the tattoos with a hot razor blade, causing further scarring and pain, I’m sure.
In addition to the malicious wounding and child abuse charges, Edwards has also been charged with abduction. No bond amounts or any other information at this time.
Michael Mucklow, co-owner of a tattoo removal shop, has stepped up and offered to have the tats removed safely, using a non-invasive procedure that uses lasers to break down the pigment of a tattoo.…
WOOSTER, OH – Police have arrested 24-year-old Jerrod Metsker and charged him with the murder of a 9-year-old girl found murdered in a dumpster.
Reann Murphy was last seen Saturday at around 5:30 p.m. playing outside her family’s trailer in the Smithville mobile home park. When her family could not locate her after she did not return back home, police were called at around 8:30 p.m. that night.
Police and firefighters arrived on the scene and assisted neighbors in their search for Reann, including visiting the 15 to 20 mobile homes that make up the community. Six hours later, Reann’s murdered body was found inside a common dumpster located in the courtyard of the trailer park.
“Any violent death is troubling but the death of a child is much more so. We will leave no stone unturned as this investigation continues,” Sheriff Travis Hutchinson said at the time.
It didn’t take long for investigators to identify Metsker as a possible suspect, as he was the last one seen with the girl.…
Lafayette, LA – A woman kidnapped by her violent ex-boyfriend was rescued by family members after they shot and killed her captor.
Last Wednesday, Bethany Arceneaux, 29, was abducted by her estranged boyfriend, Scott Thomas, who is also the father of their 2 year old son. The kidnapping took place in a daycare parking lot as she was picking up their son. A witness observed Bethany screaming, honking the horn and trying to fight off Thomas and begging someone to take the boy. The witness, Derrimetrie Robinson, was able to take the child as Thomas shoved Bethany into his car and sped away.
That evening, police found Thomas’ white Buick near a field with one of Bethany’s shoes in it, but, other than that, there were no new leads and no sign of Bethany, until Friday. That’s when police and family were searching for her in the fields near where Thomas’ Buick was left, and residents gave the family members a tip about an abandoned house in a field nearby. …
AURORA, CO – A 26-year-old man in Colorado is behind bars after police say he kidnapped an 8-year-old girl from her bedroom window last week.
Police say last Monday, at around midnight, John Snorsky Jr. removed a screen from the bedroom window of an 8-year-old girl and then pulled the girl out of her house. The girl struggled and screamed as she was carried into an alley behind her home. She was able to escape and run to her father who had been woken up by his daughter’s cries for help.
Snorsky fled the scene when the girl’s father tried confronting him, but between the father noticing a newer model Mercedes in the area that night, along with the girl’s description of the man who kidnapped her, police were able to quickly identify Snorsky as a possible suspect. Within hours, he was arrested on an unrelated felony parole violation. Turns out Snorsky was already in some trouble after giving a false report to a pawn broker back in September.
On Friday, detectives say they’d gathered enough evidence to charge Snorsky with first- and second-degree burglary and second-degree kidnapping.…
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VA – If you ever wanted to know what not to if your daughter comes home past curfew, then I have a story for you. A father in Virginia is facing some very serious charges after his daughter missed curfew and he held two teens in his driveway with a shotgun before shooting their vehicle.
Carlton Walker Jr. was mighty pissed when two of his daughter’s teenage friends brought her back home two hour past her curfew. Walker blocked their car in the driveway with his pickup and confronted the driver while brandishing a shotgun. He told the driver and his girlfriend they weren’t goin’ nowhere and told his wife to call police.
When the two teens tried to pull forward and turn their vehicle around, Walker fired a shot into the back of their car. The teens called 911 and police arrived on the scene where Walker wanted the couple to be arrested for keeping his daughter out all night.
Police arrested Walker instead, seeing as he was the only one committing any crimes that night.…
Ellenwood, GA – Police are searching for 14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez after she was abducted from her home during a home invasion early Tuesday.
Clayton County police spokesman Phong Nguyen said that two black males pried open a back door of the home about 2:15 a.m. The mother tried hiding with her two children, but the two gunmen found them and demanded money and jewelry.
When the woman told the intruders that she did not have either of those two things, the suspects shot the family dog and took Ayvani Hope Perez with them. She was last seen being taken from the home in a gray Dodge, wearing her Star Wars pajamas.
Nguyen said the home invasion was apparently random, and that the family did not know the two men.“It didn’t appear that they knew each other,” he said. “They just moved in about a month ago.”
Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released sketches of the suspects that have posted below. Anyone with information on Perez — described as Hispanic, 4 feet, 9 inches tall and 93 pounds — or the suspects, should call 911 or Clayton County police at 678-610-4781.…
GOLDEN CITY, MO — Authorities in Missouri are searching for a 12-year-old girl last seen getting into the vehicle of a family friend who has now been charged with her kidnapping.
Adriaunna Horton was reported missing on Monday after she was last seen at a park talking with 34-year-old Bobby D. Bourne Jr., a one-time neighbor and friend of the girl’s family. Adriaunna’s grandmother said Bourne had worked with her son and that Bourne’s children knew Adriaunna and her two siblings, and that the girls had played together.
Reports are that Adriaunna, her 8-year-old sister, Lydia, and two friends went to the park, located within walking distance of their home, after the first day of school. Bourne allegedly drove up to the girls three times and eventually asked for help finding his own daughters.
Adriaunna told her sisters to stay behind and went to talk with Bourne. When her sisters turned around, Adriaunna and Bourne were gone. One witness said they saw Adriaunna get into Bourne’s truck, but that claim has not been confirmed.…
Dearborn, MI – I haven’t seen a lot of news reporting on this, but police are looking Brenna Kathleen Machus, a Dollar Store employee who hasn’t been seen since her co-worker was shot dead inside the store Monday night.
Detectives believe Machus was abducted from the store after her co-worker, Joseph Orlando, was shot. His body was found by staff on Tuesday morning when they arrived to open for the day and found his body. They also found the store was in disarray and someone had targeted the cash drawer as well as the store safe.
What they did not find was 20-year-old Machus, although her car was found outside in the parking lot. Police reviewed surveillance footage inside the store that captured a suspect dressed in a dark hooded jacket, blue jeans and white shoes, as he entered the store at around 7.30 p.m. on Monday.
Despite the heat, he is wearing a jacket with a hooded sweatshirt over his head and drawn to cover the majority of his face.…
HARVEY, LA – The body of a missing six-year-old girl has been found in a dumpster in the apartment complex where she lived.
The parents of Ahlittia North reported her missing after her stepfather woke up Saturday morning to find her missing, along with a queen-sized blanket, a toothbrush and toothpaste.
On Monday, police said they had a person of interest in North’s disappearance – the 20-year-old nephew of North’s stepfather. Matthew Flugence lived on the same block and has an outstanding warrant against him for an alleged sexual battery of an 11-year-old. According to JPSO Col. John Fortunato, police have been unable to locate him.
North’s body was found early this morning, inside a dumpster near the end of the apartment complex where she lived. The dumpster was removed at around 5 a.m., and FBI agents showed up a couple of hours later to help deputies with the case and to question other residents.
Fortunato said that the weekend search included garbage bins near the residence, including sifting through garbage collected from several cans and dumpsters.…
Lancaster, PA – Two teens spotted a missing 5-year-old girl inside a car and chased after it until the vehicle stopped and let her out.
According to the reports, Jocelyn Rojas went missing while playing in the front yard of her home. Her mother notified police and searched for the girl for about two hours with no luck. That is until two teens on bikes decided to help out.
About a half-mile from Rojas’ home, they spotted a girl inside a maroon or burgundy sedan that matched Rojas’ description. The two teens chased after the car for fifteen minutes until the car finally stopped and let Rojas out.
“”As soon as the guy noticed we were chasing him, he stopped at the end of the hill and let her out and she ran to me and said that she needed her mom,” said 15-year-old Temar Boggs.
As you can imagine, Rojas’ friends and family are extremely grateful and took turns hugging Boggs after Rojas was safely returned.
“He’s our hero.…
Spotsylvania, VA – I know it’s late, but there has been a possible abduction in Virginia I just read about and thought I would get something posted about it. A witness told police they watched a man grab a kicking, screaming boy and forced him into a van before taking off at a high rate of speed.
It happened in Spotsylvania, Virginia at around 1:45 p.m. near the intersection of Smith Station Road and Holleybrooke Drive. A resident called police to report seeing a man force the boy inside the van and sped off, running stop signs to get away. The boy was reportedly fighting to get away, screaming for help and biting the suspect. Investigators on the scene found an abandoned gray BMX bicycle the boy was believed to be riding before the van approached him.
The boy is described as a 10-12 year old white male, 5 feet tall, slim build with brown hair that extends to the middle of his neck. He was wearing a red and white horizontal striped pullover shirt with dark colored cargo shorts.…
Jacksonville, FL – The body of Cherish Perrywinkle, the 8-year-old abducted from a Jacksonville Walmart, was discovered near a church in Jacksonville, Fla. Saturday morning. Donald James Smith, a registered sex offender recently released from prison, has been arrested and charged with her murder.
The girl’s mother, Rayne Perrywinkle, said she and her three children met Smith Friday evening at a dollar store. She says Smith overheard her saying she couldn’t afford to buy her daughter a dress, and offered to help her out using his wife’s Walmart gift card.
She said that at first she thought Smith was “creepy and annoying,” but seemed like he truly wanted to help her and her family. “Part of me wanted to believe this was a blessing for my children,” Perrywinkle said. She may have wanted to trust that initial gut instinct, as Smith is described as “a man with a very extensive criminal history.” He was previously convicted of attempted kidnapping and lewd and lascivious assault on children and just released from custody on May 31.…
Cobb County, GA – A 13-year-old girl missing for a month was found hiding in the room of a 21-year-old man she’d met over the Internet.
Cobb County College student Joshua Measroach, 21, apparently used social media to convince a 13 year old girl to come with him after communicating online for three months. On May 2nd, Joshua drove the 50 mile distance to the girl’s Newton County home to pick her up and take her with him back to his room in Cobb County. The incident was initially thought to be a runaway situation as several of the girl’s personal effects were taken from her room.
The girl’s parents helped police with the investigation noting she was an avid user of social media websites. It’s undoubtedly through her online activities that police were able to find the girl holed up with Joshua Measroach. It’s there the girl and Joshua had engaged in various sexual acts during her month-long stay. It’s unclear whether she was being held against her will, but considering she went willingly with him, I have a feeling she was there on her own accord – at least initially.…