A 6-year-old girl was on her way home after walking to pick up some tostadas from a neighbor when 29-year-old Phillip Garcia grabbed her and shoved her into his van.
Unfortunately for Garcia, and fortunately for the girl, Antonio Diaz Chacon witnessed the entire incident.
“The way he grabbed her and threw her into the van, I knew it wasn’t right,” said Chacon, who was in the area using a relatives washing machine after his had broken.
Chacon jumped in his car and began following Garcia while calling 911. Garcia would crash the van several times as Chacon chased him through the neighborhood, stopping only when he ran the van into a telephone pole a mile-and-a-half away from the girl’s home. When Garcia jumped out and fled on foot, Chacon took the girl out of the van and then took her home.…Continue Reading
KENNETT, Mo. – A neighbor has been arrested and charged with the murder of Breeann Rodriguez, the 3-year-old who went missing on August 6 while riding bicycles with her 6-year-old brother.
The little girl vanished right outside her home after her brother went inside to get a drink. This lead to a massive search that included billboards displaying the girl’s picture, the search of a couple cargo vans seen in the area and a $45,000 reward.
The search intensified after the girl’s training wheels were found near her home on Thursday. But on Saturday, police announced they had someone in custody and had charged them with the girl’s murder.
Police say they will continue to search for the girl’s body, but that 43-year-old Shawn Morgan suffocated Rodriguez on the day she went missing. He has now been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence.
I did not follow this case very closely. I just remember them finding her training wheels and then over the weekend, heard that both of Breeann’s parents had failed polygraph tests.…Continue Reading
DES MOINES, Iowa – A man was arrested after he tried to get a 13-year-old girl to come into an alley he was lurking in, but not before the teen’s mother got in a good punch to the pervert’s face.
Police say the girl was playing outside when she noticed a man staring at her from an alley. When he motioned for her to come over to him, the girl responded by telling her mother.
Pullen confronted the man and asked him why he was staring at the kids. He told her to take it easy, he just wanted to “marry the redhead.”
Pullen told him that the redhead was her daughter and that she was only 13. Harden stated he didn’t much care about that and asked for someone to sign her over to him so he could marry her.
Having already told Harden her daughter was a minor once with her mouth, Pullen told him a second time, accompanied with a fist to his face. That’s when the girl’s father and one of his friends chased Harding and also got in a few punches.…Continue Reading
REDLANDS, Calif. – A dad in California found his naked 4-year-old girl in the apartment of his naked neighbor, and has not been charged with murder.
Police say the man was looking for his 4-year-old daughter at the Los Arboles where she had been outside playing.
A resident at the apartments said other children saw the little girl banging on the window inside the suspect’s apartment and they alerted their parents.
The father of the girl was also notified and found his kid’s sippy cup outside the door of the suspect’s apartment.
The girl’s father busted in the door when he heard her crying for help and found her inside with 52-year-old Terrence Guiberson.
Both of them were undressed.
In one of the greatest displays of self-control I have ever wrote about on this site, instead of beating the ever-living shit out of Guiberson, the girl’s father did the smart thing.
He simply grabbed his daughter, left the apartment and then called police.
Guiberson surrendered to police after they had surrounded his apartment.…Continue Reading
East Lancashire, UK - Stephanie Knight, 19, has been convicted of luring two teenage girls with the promise of a night of clubbing that instead became a gang rape by “her boys.” After the promise of a night out, the two 16-year-olds were driven around, provided alcohol, and then brought to an abandoned house.
Knights “boys” – brothers Amjad, 34, and Shahid Hussain, 37, and their cousin Tanveer Butt, 39, (pictured left to right) reportedly raped one of the girls repeatedly throughtout a night in December 2009 while the other teen was held captive. Amjad Hussain then raped both girls as he drove them home, prosecutors told the court.
As a part of her defense, Knight denied there was any agreement for the sexual assaults to take place. The prosecution countered that Knight, whom the girls had known only for about one week, was heard to say “got them” in a mobile phone conversation naming the girls when discussing the evening.
According to the court, Knight said she first met Amjad Hussain six months earlier when he pulled up beside her in the street and asked for her mobile phone number.…Continue Reading
Sycamore, IL — Former police officer Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, is being held in Seattle on $3 million bail after investigators charged that, in 1957, he abducted and murdered a 7-year-old girl. Maria Ridulph disappeared Dec. 3, 1957, while playing with her friend, Kathy Chapman. Chapman, who was 8 at the time, reportedly told investigators at the time that she and Maria were under a corner streetlight when a young man she knew as “Johnny” offered them a piggyback ride. At the time, McCullough went by the name “John Tessier.”
Chapman, now 61, said that she ran home to get mittens and that when she returned, Maria and the man were gone. It was months later in April 1958 that two people hunting for mushrooms found her remains.
According to investigators, police suspected McCullough – who lived less than two blocks from the Ridulphs and who fit the description of the man said to have approached the girls. But McCullough seemed to have an alibi. He had claimed he took the train from Rockford to Chicago the day of the abduction for a military physical.…Continue Reading
Chicago, IL – Convicted sex offender Tyrone Hill, 37, was arrested Saturday morning after he attemped to abduct a 2-year-old boy at Chicago’s North Avenue Beach. The boy’s father pulled his son to safety and notified police, who caught Hill before he was able to leave.
Armando Uvalle said Hill’s attempted abduction of his 2-year-old son, Isaiah, happened ‘in an instant’ and while his son was next to him. Uvalle told news reporters that Hill “just came out of nowhere and grabbed my kid.”
Uvalle said he pulled his son away and the man walked away. Uvalle said the whole process took seconds.
The father said he immediately went to an officer on beach patrol and explained what happened. That officer then put a flash message out via police computer, alerting all officers nearby with the description of the suspect: an African-American man carrying several bags, wearing a black shirt with a white logo and black pants.
Two other officers assigned to beach duty reportedly heard the alert on the radio and saw the man matching the description nearby.…Continue Reading
DENVER, CO – Police need your helping finding the man accused of abducting an 8-year-old girl last Thursday then sexually assaulting her before dropping her off at a gas station.
The girl was with her 11-year-old friend trying to catch a chihuahua that had gotten loose from its yard. They chased the dog into an alley where they met a man in a white van. He called the kids over to help him put something in a dumpster, but ended up throwing the girl into the van instead before reversing out of the alley.
Her friend ran away and notified his babysitter what had happened who then notified police. For almost two hours there were no signs of the girl until she was dropped off at a gas station three miles from where she had been taken. At first the news reports were that she had been released unharmed, but on Friday it was revealed that this was not the case. In the time the man had the girl, he had sexually assaulted her.…Continue Reading
Police say a 9-year-old boy was looking for his bike in a church parking lot a block from his home when 44-year-old Angela Charles, a woman the boy did not know, grabbed him by the arm. “You don’t have a mother, you have a brother waiting for you at the store,” Charles allegedly informed the boy. She then forced the crying boy to walk for approximately ½ mile to a store while telling him that she was his new mother.
A police officer parked in a parking lot reported seeing the boy walking towards him crying hysterically. The boy told the officer what had happened and pointed out Charles, who was standing right outside of the Purple Store, probably swatting at invisible demons. At around the same time, a witness to the abduction had already informed the boy’s mother and she was in the process of looking for him when she saw him talking with the police officer.…Continue Reading
Virginia Beach, VA -- Vincent Barrett, 27, is being held on a whole heap of charges after police say he entered a home through an unlocked door early Thursday morning and sexually assaulted a young girl in her bedroom.
The girl, who police say is under the age of 13, began screaming for her parents in the midst of the alleged assault, and her daddy came running. The man confronted Barrett inside the residence and a struggle ensued.
Barrett somehow made it out of the house alive, only to be confronted by Virginia’s finest. In a hurry to flee the scene, police say Barrett struck a parked car and two squad cars before leading police on a chase.
With the help of some spike strips and a K-9 officer, Barrett was soon taken into custody. And judging by that oversized maxi-pad stuck to Barrett’s neck, I’m guessing the four-legged officer did his job quite well.
Police believe Barrett had been drinking prior to the assault, but are not releasing his BAC at this time.…Continue Reading
PARSONS, Tenn. – When I first reported on Holly Bobo, the 20-year-old girl missing in Tennessee, it was based on the very first media reports that, as usual, were full of incorrect information. Three days later, and a clearer picture has developed surrounding Bobo’s apparent abduction.
Holly’s brother did not witness her being dragged from the family’s carport as originally reported. He saw her being led towards a wooded area by a man in camaflouge that he assumed was her boyfriend. He only saw him from the back and he had her by the arm or hand, but not in a forceful manner. He did not become alarmed until he found Bobo’s car still in the carport along with some blood. He called his mother, who was not at home, then called 911.
That paints an entirely different picture and answers my initial questions about the brothers involvement and makes a lot more sense. Police also are reporting he has been ruled out as a suspect. But that isn’t the only news about Bobo’s abduction.…Continue Reading
PARSONS, Tenn. – There’s a frantic search going on in western Tennessee after a 20-year-old nursing student was last seen being dragged into a wooded area by a man wearing camouflage.
Police say they recieved two 911 calls Wednesday morning. One from a neighbor who heard Bobo screaming and the other from her family. Both Bobo’s mother and her 25-year-old brother reportedly watched from a window as the man dragged Bobo from the carport towards a wooded area near the home.
Investigators would not say if family members tried to intervene or if they were suspected in the abduction, but did clarify that this was not a home invasion, that the suspect never made it inside the home.
About 250 volunteers searched the rural area around her home Wednesday, with around 50 people returning today to resume the search. Neighbors and nearby communities have shown up to help in the search, bring food and offer their support to Bobo’s family.
Bobo is a gorgeous, 5-foot-3, 110-pound blonde, last seen wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans.…Continue Reading
The body of a 25-year-old mother of three was found dead yesterday, located in a church’s septic tank. Her estranged husband, along with his parents, have been arrested.
Summer Inman was abducted last Tuesday after leaving work as a janitor at a bank. Witnesses saw two men forcing Inman into a car driven by a blonde woman. Coincidentally, Inman’s estranged husband, William Inman Jr., was seen taking his white Crown Vic to a car wash the following day. Hours later, the car was taken to get new tires.
Summer was in the middle of a nasty divorce from William, and told the courts that he had threatened to kill her if she took his children away from him. Feeling they probably had enough circumstantial evidence, William and his parents, Sandra Inman and William Inman Sr., where taken into custody on Thursday. But they weren’t talking. That is, until Tuesday.
That’s when police say Sandra told them where Summer’s body was located. After six screws were removed from a septic system’s cover behind a church in nearby Nelsonville, Ohio, Inman’s body was discovered.…Continue Reading
ASHEBORO, N.C. – Laura Hunsucker, 23, told police that while she was at Frazier Park Sunday afternoon with her children, a woman snatched her 4-year-old daughter from a swing while she was getting one of her other children out of their stroller.
Hunsucker said she chased after the woman, described as a Hispanic female wearing a green shirt and pink pants, who eventually let go of her daughter but continued running away. Not surprisingly, the Asheboro Police Department dispatched numerous officers to the scene as the attempted abduction was reported, but they were unable to find the evil, Hispanic toddler taker.
Even though Hunsucker was lucky and was able to retrieved her daughter unharmed, parents were put on edge as news broke of a woman trying to snatch children of off Frazier Park playground equipment and forcing them into a life of making Nike soccer balls.
Here’s one of the original newscasts of the failed abduction:
Now it’s being reported Hunsucker made the entire thing up. Hunsucker admitted to police that she panicked and made up the story after her child had gotten away from her.…Continue Reading
CRANSTON, RI – Back in 1975, Michael Woodmansee, then 16, kidnapped and murdered 5-year-old Jason Foreman. Eight years later he would be sentenced to 40 years in jail after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping. Now it is being reported that Woodmansee is set to be released 12 years earlier than expected.
Because of a longstanding law, Woodmansee has earned up to 12 days off his sentence for every month he behaved and held a job during his last 28 years in prison. This prompted outrage from the Foreman’s family, leading to his father, John Foreman, going on air and promising he would kill Woodmansee if he is released.
Speaking to WPRO’s John DePetro John Foreman said, “I do intend, if this man is released anywhere in my vicinity, or if I can find him after the fact, I do intend to kill this man.”
Can’t say I blame him. The kid was abducted by Woodmansee, who lived down the street, on his mother’s 25th birthday. Foreman admitted he had long fantasized about killing someone, and 5-year-old Jason just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.…Continue Reading
Bonita Springs, FL –The lovely lady to the left, 38-year-old Melissa Graham, was arrested Wednesday evening after police accused her of skipping out on a restaurant bill, leaving her 12-year-old daughter behind, and later calling the police to report the kid had been kidnapped.
According to the woman’s kid, after consuming a few glasses of wine at the Bonefish Grill that evening, Graham started acting a little weird. The girl told police Graham spit her bread out all over the table, shoved her food across the table, telling the kid to “get a box” before exiting the restaurant, leaving the 12-year-old sitting there.
A short time later, the girl and the restaurant manager went outside and found Graham sitting in her car. The manager told Graham she needed to pay up. Unable to convince the manager she had left a credit card on the table, Graham reportedly insisted the other person they were dining with agreed to pay the bill, but the only other person there was the kid. Flustered, the nucking fut drove away, leaving her daughter standing in the parking lot.…Continue Reading
On January 18th, Cardenas was snatched from his grandmother’s arms by his mother’s ex-boyfriend, Jose Esteban Rodriguez.
Initial thoughts were that he had simply kidnapped to boy but that he had not harmed him. the boy’s mother was confident that Rodriguez would not hurt the boy even though he was physically abusive towards her.
Investigators began searching a canal a few days after the abduction after a farm-worker reported seeing a car matching the one Rodriguez was driving go into the water.
Searchers would retrieve many cars from the canal, but it wasn’t unit Friday night that divers in the canal located the vehicle belonging to Rodriguez. There was no sign of the him or Cardenas until today when a water authority employee found the body of a child at around 7:38 a.m.
I was pretty sure that this story was going to end exactly the way it has, but a small part of me was hoping that Rodriguez had faked a murder-suicide and in reality was holed up in a motel somewhere watching cartoons with Cardenas and feeding him McDonalds.…Continue Reading
Carroll County, GA — Tina Camacaro, 51, is facing felony kidnapping charges after police say she walked into her estranged husband’s home in the middle of the night and snatched his new girlfriend’s toddler. The child, 18-month-old Jason Oral, was found safe in a vacant wooded lot about three-quarters of a mile from his home nearly five hours later.
The tot’s mother, Brenda Aviles, told police she, her boyfriend and a 3-year-old child left the home at about 2:30 a.m. to get medicine for the toddler, leaving him in the care of the boyfriend’s 17-year-old daughter. When the trio returned at about 3:00 a.m., Jason was gone. Investigators immediately used the reverse 911 emergency notification system to notify residents of the missing boy and the search began.
A neighbor spotted the child in the vacant lot at about 8:40 Monday morning. He was cold and wet, but uninjured. He was examined at a local hospital and released. Aviles believed she would never lay eyes on her child again. “I was crying like a baby, but when I saw him, my world came back to me,” she said.…Continue Reading
McCOOK, Nebraska – The body found in the Bartley Cemetery has been positively identified as 14-year-old Kailee Clapp, the teen who was reported missing earlier that morning.
Clapp was last seen by family members Thursday night. She was reported missing on Friday morning when she was not found in her room before school. At first it wasn’t believed the teen was in any danger, possibly having left on her own. Her mother, Nora Clapp, even tried getting in touch with her that day through her Facebook page asking her daughter to contact someone.
It wasn’t until police found a large pool of blood in an alley no more than 100 yards from her back door that it was believed her life was in danger. That afternoon, police would bring in 18-year-old Stathis Sebastian Kirkpatrick for questioning. Afterwards, police would locate Clapp’s body in the cemetery. Reports are that she had been mutilated.
Kirkpatrick is being held on $1 million dollars bail, charges pending autopsy reports. His relationship to Clapp has not been revealed, but I did hear a report on the news that he was not a boyfriend.…Continue Reading
St. Cloud, FL — Police responded to the St. Cloud Wal-Mart just after 6:30 p.m on Friday after receiving a report of a kidnapping. According to authorities, a young boy at the store said he was approached by a heavy set white man with dark hair who threatened to stab him if he didn’t leave the store with him – the man did not show a weapon. The man reportedly drove the boy to the Home Depot parking lot next door and performed a sex act on himself. Police said the man did not expose himself to the child, nor did he touch the boy. After the alleged act, he returned the child to WalMart and the police were called. After viewing store surveillance video, police released a picture of the alleged perv, as well as a description of his vehicle. Early Sunday morning, after hearing he had been featured in local news reports as a suspect in the kidnapping of a minor, 55-year-old Gordon Libby turned himself in.…Continue Reading