Portland, Oregon–The 911 calls started pouring in on Saturday at 1:00 a.m. Residents on both sides of the Willamette river heard screams and a splash coming from the area of the Sellwood Bridge. Terrifying, hair-raising screams. Police quickly fanned out on both sides of the river, trying to track down the source. The Coast Guard responded with a helicopter and rescue boats…residents joined in the search with their boats. At 2:10 a.m., resident Dave Haag made a shocking discovery. …Continue Reading
Corona, California–Belinda Magana called police Sunday evening to report that her 2-year-old son, Malachi Magana, had disappeared from Lincoln Park while on a Mother’s Day outing with his family. Officers and volunteers searched for Malachi, by land and by air, all night and into the next morning with no luck. The search was called off Monday afternoon–not because Malachi had been found safe and well, but because his mother and her boyfriend tripped up on their lies.…Continue Reading
UPDATE -Police are questioning 20-year-old Peter Brozowitz. He has become a “person of interest” say authorities investigating the case. He has retained an attorney and was refusing to talk. There has also been a possible sighting of Britannee on a bus.
Brittanee Marie Drexel, 17, of Rochester, NY traveled to Myrtle Beach, SC without her mother’s permission, to stay with some older friends. She has not been heard from since Saturday. Her mother, Dawn Drexel, along with friends and family were in Myrtle Beach handing out flyers hoping they can get some more information on her whereabouts. Police say they have filed a missing person’s report, and her information has been entered into National Crime Center computer.…Continue Reading
Passaic, New Jersey–Police and family members blame it on crack–friends blame it on mental instability–whatever the excuse, Juan Mendez, 21, lost his friggin’ mind Saturday morning. In a rage, he grabbed his neice, 3-year-old Janiya Rivas, stormed out of the house, and with a cryptic farewell, he was gone. ‘Watch the 6:00 news tonight, you’ll see what’s going on,’ he told his family before he sped off with the child in his car. Just hours later, little Janiya’s body was found floating in the Passaic River.…Continue Reading
Flint, Michigan–Very little information is being released in the case of 9-year-old Shylea Myza Thomas, but this is what I have discovered. Shylea hadn’t been seen in over six weeks–relatives reported her missing to DHS on Tuesday. On Wednesday, her body was found, surrounded by mothballs and stuffed into a garbage bag, locked up in a storage unit in Michigan. Shylea suffered from quadriplegia because of a ‘suffocation issue’ in her crib at 3 weeks of age.…Continue Reading
WOODSTOCK, Ontario – Victoria Stafford is an 8-year-old girl who has not been seen since April 8th. The last anyone saw of her was on surveillance video. It showed Tori walking from her elementary school with an unidentified woman believed to be 19 to 25 years old dressed in a puffy white coat and black jeans after students were let out of class last Wednesday. While her mother is on television pleading for her daughter’s safe return, she is also questioning why it took until the 17th for police to label this an abduction instead of a missing person, and why the OPP was not brought in faster.…Continue Reading
CANCELED – Je-ni Cushondra Scott told her father that she managed to escape from a home on the south end of Grandville Street, and he picked her up near Warren and Evergreen at about 11:50 a.m. today, Detroit Police Det. Sgt. James Graham said.
Detroit - An Amber Alert has been issued for 13-year-old Je-ni Cushondra Scott from Detroit. Her father states he dropped her off at a bus stop near Grand River Ave. and Greenfield Rd. at 7:30 a.m. Monday. He later received a text message from her in which she texted she was locked in a basement of a house on Grandville Road. He then received nine text messages from her in a two hour time span that included her texting that her battery was dying.…Continue Reading
Prosecutors say they’re considering rape and molestation allegations against Melissa Huckaby. San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Robert Himmelblau said Monday that a homicide charge against Huckaby could include the special circumstances of rape with a foreign object, lewd and lacivious conduct with a child and murder in the course of a kidnapping.
Tracy, CA–We have been following the story on the disappearance of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu, in the forums for weeks. For those of you unfamiliar with the case, here’s a bit of background. On March 27, Sandra went to a friend’s home to play…she never returned. Sandra’s body was found last Sunday, stuffed into a suitcase and thrown into an irrigation pond. Today, an arrest was made. Melissa Huckaby, 28, is being charged with the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Cantu.…Continue Reading
Wheatfield, Indiana- On March 11, 2009, family members of Rosalba Silvana Ricchio, 54, were alerted by a neighbor who had not seen her since Monday, March 9. After paying a visit to Ricchio’s home, they reported her missing to the police. Her house was in disarray and one of the phone lines had been pulled out or cut. Things didn’t look like they normally would if you left the house voluntarily. Another key component was that her two Pomeranians, that she basically worshiped, were locked in a bathroom. Her family and other people in the area said every time she left, she took her dogs. Based on evidence at Ricchio’s residence, investigators immediately believed her disappearance was suspicious.…Continue Reading
Kansas City, Mo. — Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 4-year-old girl whose mother was found slain in their apartment late Friday morning. Investigators are looking for Allyson Corrales and her biological father, Luis F. Corrales, 31. The family’s car, a red 1999 Kia Sportage with Missouri license plate PB1 R3R, was also missing.…Continue Reading
Fort Worth, Texas- The King of Pop is dead. Well, the king who supposedly popped Dina Jackson around is, anyhow. She is claiming that she killed her husband, 37-year old Michael Jackson, in self defense. Is this true, or is she just a Dirty Dina?…Continue Reading
And what’s worse…it now appears that she could have been found in August. Read on for details.
Caylee Marie Anthony ~ August 9, 2005 – June 2008
Orlando, FL – Wow. Hell of a news day, huh? First, the DNA is back, and the tiny remains found in a trash bag last Thursday are, in fact, those of Caylee Marie Anthony. No real surprise, I suppose. I think we all knew when the body was found that it was hers. Who else would it be? No other tiny little girls with longish brown hair were even missing in Florida last week.
To add insult to murder, it now appears that Roy Kronk, the utility worker who found Caylee’s body, tried to notify authorities in August about the suspicious trash bag in the woods. Yes, the very same trash bag that turned out to hold the toddler’s remains. Three times on three different days, Mr. Kronk says, he called authorities. Yet it was not until the December 11 911 call (when Kronk reported that the bag had opened and a child’s skull had fallen out) that the remains were finally recovered – four months after Kronk made the first call to police. …Continue Reading
UPDATE 12/13/08 – I’ve been told that the hair on the recovered body is a visual match for Caylee’s hair under a microscope. The bone measurements are also correct for Caylee, so it’s just about certain that these remains are hers. More details at the bottom of the article.
Orlando, FL (December 11, 2008) - The search for 2-year-old Caylee Anthony may be over. At about 9:30 this morning, a utility worker who was working near the Anthony home walked into a wooded area to relieve himself. As he walked through the hilly, wet grass, the man stumbled across a trash bag which was held together with duct tape. When the man opened the bag, the skull of a small child rolled onto the ground. Inside the bag was the rest of the child’s body. Caylee Anthony, 2, has been missing since approximately June 16, but was not reported missing until July 15.…Continue Reading
Kelly Layne Lau (Myspace) & Michael Schumacher
Tracy, CA–Yes, Kelly and her husband Michael were living the American dream. Kelly is a Girl Scout leader and a stay-at-home mom. Michael is employed as a contractor for a cable company. They have a home in the ‘burbs, 4 cute-as-a-button little kids, and a dog named Bubba. *Sigh* It all sounds so Leave it to Beaver-ish. Kelly had something June Cleaver never had though…a 17-year-old boy shackled and locked up in the garage. Woot! Every housewife’s dream, right?…Continue Reading
It has been verified, Joann Cisneros Perez IS the Waller County Jane Doe. Unamused Cat has spoken with Teresa Becker, a research specialist at TXDPS, who confirmed the information.
Waller County, TX – On March 18, 2007, the nude and mutilated body of a woman was discovered dumped near US Highway 290 in Prairie View, Waller County, Texas. She’d only been dead for about two hours. The young woman appeared to be white or Hispanic, and looked to be approximately thirty years old. She stood 5’4″, and weighed about 150 pounds. For over a year, she’s been known as the Waller County Jane Doe, her body unclaimed. Now, with the help of our member Unamused Cat, Jane Doe is undergoing DNA testing to determine whether she is actually missing person Joann Cisneros Perez. Note: There is a postmortem headshot of Jane Doe after the jump. Skip it if you’re easily squicked.…Continue Reading
Stella, MO - One year ago today, on November 3, 2007, nine-year-old Rowan Damia Ford was brutally raped and murdered by her mother’s best friend, Chris Collings, and her stepfather, David Wesley Spears. One year ago today, Rowan was dumped in a sinkhole and left to rot while her mother looked for her and her stepfather said she’d gone over to a friend’s house. One year ago today, Rowan’s life ended – but her story had just begun. When a child dies, people use words like “angel” and “legacy”. When a child goes missing, people suddenly have a clarity of memory they never had before. In Rowan’s case, she was reported missing just before 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, November 3 – by which time she’d been dead over twelve hours. Rowan had taken to sleeping in the back of her mother’s car some time before. Colleen Spears worked the overnight shift at Wal-Mart, and Rowan, the youngest of Colleen’s children and the only one still living at home, was uncomfortable in the house with her stepfather David Spears, 25.…Continue Reading
UPDATE – A body has been found off the Long Island Expressway near Shelter Rock Road in Nassau, New York.Â That body has not been identified, and officials say it’s “too early” to tell if the body is Leah Walsh’s,Â but the location just about 13 miles from where Leah disappeared on Monday and it appears to have been there for at least 24 hours.Â Homicide detectives are on the scene, and a Nassau police spokesman says that body “will not be easily identified”. We’ll update as we get information.
Leah Walsh (R) and her husband, William Walsh
Bethpage, NY - Leah Walsh, 29, is a special education teacher in Glen Cove, New York.Â Â At 6:25 on Monday morning, Leah texted her husband of three years, William Walsh: “Have a great day, love bunches, mwah”.Â That’s the last time anyone has seen or heard from her.Â Â …Continue Reading
UPDATE 11/4/08 - Tekenya keeps everyone hopping, sounds like. She was found after her second runaway episode the day after she ran.
Durham, NC – Tekenya Wooten is eight months pregnant. She also is incredibly tiny, standing just 4’5″ and weighing just 100 pounds. She’s only 12 years old.
And she’s missing.
But no one’s really looking for her.…Continue Reading
UPDATE 10/26/08 – Paige and Levi have been found and their parents are en route to pick them up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where they were spotted under an overpass. The car Levi had stolen from his parents was abandoned in Omaha, Nebraska, and the pair had only sleeping bags for shelter.Â They have been taken to juvie, where they are awaiting their parents.Â I’m guessing that somebody’s gonna get grounded.Â We at the Demon are always happy for a happy ending – and a safe recovery is very happy indeed.Â Â Score another one for the D’D Amber Alert tradition, and good lookin’ out to the person who spotted them.Â Yay!
Lathrop, MO -Christina Paige Alley, 14, and Levi Samuel Carlson, 16, are missing.Â They were last seen at a high school football game in Lathrop, Missouri nearly a week ago.Â Â The pair was seen at the football game, and Paige Alley got permission to go home after the band performed at halftime.Â Paige and Levi have not been seen since, and the credit cards they each had have not been used in the five days since they disappeared.Â … Continue Reading
10/20/08 – UPDATE – Taylor’s body was found at 10:30 AM today within about 100 yards of where she was last seen.Â There were no obvious signs of trauma on her body.Â The state medical examiner is on-site, trying to ascertain cause of death.Â Â Here’s hoping they can quickly determine what happened out there that night.Â Â Rest in peace, Taylor.
Taylor Meyer, Missing in Mass.
Norfolk, MA - Last Friday night, October 17, there was a house party in Norfolk, MA.Â Â After a time, some of the revelers adjourned to a nearby airfield that had been abandoned for more than 10 years.Â Â One of the underage gang was a pretty 17-year-old girl named Taylor Meyer.
No one has seen her since.Â …Continue Reading