UPDATE 7/29/08 – Well, Denizens of the Demon, we did it. We shattered posting and commenting records. We annihilated page view precedents. And …we broke our server! So, to fix it, we now have a new Caylee Anthony article: Where is Caylee Marie Anthony? Part II. It’s a continuation of this one with updates from here on. Comments on this article are now closed, so please follow the link to the new article and comment there. Thanks!
Caylee Marie Anthony and her mother, Casey Anthony
Orlando, FL (July 16) - Two-year-old Caylee Marie Anthony was last seen on June 9. But she wasn’t reported missing until last night. And Orange County investigators want to know why not. Tonight, Caylee’s mother Casey Anthony, 22, is in custody and being questioned about the disappearance of her daughter. Caylee’s maternal grandparents reported the toddler missing yesterday after Casey Anthony admitted to them that she had not seen her child in over a month. So where is Caylee? …Continue Reading
Update 10/28/08 – 3 months after Nancy Cooper’s body was found, her husband, Brad Cooper, has been charged with her murder. More info at bottom of article.
Cary, NC – According to her husband, Brad, Nancy Cooper, 34, left for a jog at around 7 a.m. Saturday morning and was supposed to return by 9. She did not take a phone, ID or keys with her when she left. She never returned. Search crews were formed and searched in and around Regency Park, Lochmere Lake, Lake Wheeler and Lake Johnson. They were looking for a woman described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 120 pounds, hazel eyes and brown hair. She was wearing a T-shirt, running shorts and light blue running shoes. She was not located over the weekend. Around 7:30 pm Monday evening, a man walking his dog in an undeveloped area, discovered a body floating in a pond in The Oaks at Meadowridge off Holly Springs Road. This area is still under construction and no one lives in the few houses in that area.…Continue Reading
UPDATE 6/18/08 – Diana Rose Windowmaker has been found safe. A family member apparently found the girl, whose age is now being reported as 10, in downtown Lansing today. Police say it does not appear that Diana was kidnapped, but are releasing no other details at this time.
Lansing, MI – She’s missing, she’s with a man who has a history of harming children, and she’s only eleven years old. Diana Rose Windowmaker was last seen at about 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday near the Mid-Michigan Academy in Lansing, Michigan. She was talking to a man described as a black male in his forties, about six feet tall. Police believe they know who the man is and say that Diana is in “extreme danger”. …Continue Reading
UPDATE 9/11/08 – Yesterday, a grand jury indicted Randy Terrell Sylvester, Sr. in the murders of his children, Randy Jr. and Denim Sylvester. The burned bodies of the children were found inÂ southeast Houston on June 21, stuffed inside a suitcase and a wooden box.Â ProsecutorsÂ are seeking the death penalty for the elder Sylvester on both counts of first-degree murder.Â Sylvester is also facing an assault charge for an attack on the childrens mother in June.
Yes, that poor little girl’s name is Denim. I know.
Pasadena, TX - Randy Sylvester Jr., 7, and his three year old sister Denim have been missing since Father’s Day. The last time the children were seen, they were playing on a tennis court at their apartment complex at about 3:45 p.m. Their mother, Jerilynn St. Cyr, became worried sometime later when the kids didn’t come back inside. She notified the children’s father, who lives in the same complex, but he didn’t have the kids either. At about 9:15 p.m., the parents reported their kids missing.…Continue Reading
UPDATE 6/11/08 – Nicole Ganguzza has been found dead.Â Her body was located in Blanchard Park, and there are possible similarities to the East Side Rapist serial rapes from 2006 and 2007. Authorities are looking for connections between this case and the previous attacks in the park, but have no suspects at this time.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Nicole Ganguzza, 26, has not been heard from since Tuesday evening when she went to Blanchard Park to jog. Her husband notified police and a search was launched at 9 p.m. An airboat and bloodhounds were brought in to aid in the search. Her car was found at the park and detectives have collected a running shoe they believe belongs to her. Oh, the park she disappeared in? A serial rapist was targeting white women who jogged there about a year ago.…Continue Reading
Mackinaw, IL – MeLisa Cleary, 30, was last seen on Friday, June 6. Her family and friends hadn’t been able to reach her on her cell phone over the weekend, which was weird. And they couldn’t seem to get an answer from MeLisa’s husband Daniel or the kids, either. On Monday, railroad workers in Logan County, Illinois found a woman’s badly traumatized body. The body was MeLisa Cleary’s. Daniel Cleary and the couple’s three children were nowhere to be found. …Continue Reading
and Jamie Fraley is still missing.
Gastonia, NC – Kim Sprenger’s car smelled funny all weekend. She first noticed it on Saturday night, but the smell was worse on Sunday when she drove some women to church. By 6:00 Sunday evening, Sprenger started scouring her car for the source of the stench. When she opened the trunk of her 2007 Ford Taurus, she found it. Her ex-boyfriend, Ricky Dale Simonds Sr., was inside her trunk. And he was ripe with the miasma of decomposition. …Continue Reading
Dallas, TX – Last Friday morning, Joland Newberg left Fayetteville, Arkansas with her twelve year old son. They were flying from Fayetteville to San Jose, California, with a layover at DFW – Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. But once the pair arrived in Dallas, Newberg’s son went to the restroom – and came out to find his mother was gone. …Continue Reading
UPDATE 5/20/08 – Turns out Roji Davenport was never missing, and the woman who reported him missing may not even be his mother.Â The child’s identity is in question, but he is safe with “family members”, although police don’t specify who has the child.Â More details at the bottom of the article.
Smithfield, NC – Siraj Munir Davenport, called “Roji”, is three years old, and he has been missing for almost 24 hours as I type this. Roji was last seen at the Brightleaf Flea Market in Smithfield at about 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Roji’s mother told police she was loading fruits and vegetables into the family car with Roji beside her. But when she looked down after only a moment, Roji was nowhere to be seen. …Continue Reading
Bremen, GA – Brittany Carrigg, 17, went for a walk near her home on Wednesday night, and hasn’t been seen since. Brittany, a junior at Haralson County High School, reportedly left her home with her boyfriend between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. Wednesday. Her boyfriend is said to be cooperating with authorities. …Continue Reading
Jacksonville Beach, FL – When Daniel Rollins goes camping, he uses the Pedophile’s Camping Manual. Tent, check. Blanket, check. Twelve-year-old girlfriend, check. So Rollins, 21, is in jail today after being caught naked in his tent with a twelve-year-old who had been missing since April 24. …Continue Reading
Update: On January 30, Toby Lowry pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison w/out the possibility of parole. Lowry changed his plea from not guilty to guilty the previous week, ensuring he would not face the death penalty.
Putnam County, FL - Poor little Morgan Leppert. The blond, blue-eyed 15-year-old cutie has her name and image attached to an Amber Alert. Once upon a time she was just another Florida kid with her own MySpace, where she called herself “blue eyed devil” and posted an oh-so-original profile pic — Morgan with her lips pooched out, peering out from under big black shades, looking as cool as any 15-year-old girl on MySpace ever does, doing pretty much the exact same pose. …Continue Reading
UPDATE 4/26/08 – Katrina Dumas was found dead last night about 9:30, not long after I posted this article.Â She had been shot in the head and dumped along the side of a rural road. Further information is at the bottom of the article.
Clarksdale, TN - Police are still trying to figure out what Fred Leonard Jr. did on Wednesday. And as I write, they’re still looking for Katrina Dumas. Dumas, 27, is Leonard’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of their three-year-old son, Fred Dumas. Katrina and little Fred went missing on Wednesday. Thursday night, Fred Dumas was found alive, tied up face down behind a church ten miles from Clarksdale. The toddler suffered a snakebite and numerous insect bites, but is expected to recover. Katrina Dumas has not yet been found.…Continue Reading
UPDATE 4/24/08 – Chicago police say they have seen surveillance video showing Benito Casanova and the three children at a convenience store in Arkansas.Â Police say they now believe Casanova has taken the kids to Mexico, where they “are being taken care of”.
Fernando, Karla, and Oscar Casanova
Chicago, IL – Three Chicago children are missing, and their mother is dead. An Amber Alert has been issued for Fernando Casanova, 11; Karla Casanova, 7, and Oscar Casanova, 6. According to the Amber Alert, the three siblings were abducted from Yates Elementary School on Friday about 2:30 p.m., right after school let out. Their mother Sophia Garcia, 30, was found dead at noon Monday with a plastic bag over her head. Her children have not been seen since they were taken from the school over three days ago. …Continue Reading
UPDATE 3/19/08 -Â Zane NewtonÂ was found dead just a few hours afterÂ reportedlyÂ being abducted.Â Early reports indicate that he was found in a tunnel nearÂ aÂ sump or drainage area not far from his home. The tunnel apparently caved in onÂ Zane as he and his friends were playing, and his friend made up the abduction story.
Bakersfield, CA –Â Nine-year-old Zane Newton was apparently abducted and possibly shot this morning at his home in Bakersfield, and an Amber Alert has been issued.Â Zane is white, 4 feet 3 inches tall and 75 pounds.Â He was taken at about 10:35 a.m.Â Pacific time.Â Â Zane has brown hair and brown eyes.Â He was last seen wearing long denim shorts and a loop earring.Â He also has a birthmark on his chin.Â …Continue Reading
Â UPDATE:Â Seth Guerrero has been found safe in Denton, Texas, and Andrew Guerrero has been arrested.Â Guerrero checked into a Motel 6 in Denton under his own name.Â Â We’ll take some good news around here once in awhile.
Kansas City, KS - There are urgent Amber Alerts in Kansas, and Texas today for three year old Seth Guerrero of Kansas City. Seth was discovered missing on Sunday when his mother and one-year-old half-sister were found shot to death in their Kansas City home. Seth’s non-custodial father, Andrew Anthony Guerrero, is believed to have killed his estranged wife and her daughter and is the primary suspect in Seth’s disappearance. …Continue Reading
UPDATE: The remains have been identified as missing Pennsylvania woman, Deanna Null, 36. No arrests have been made.
SWIFTWATER, Pa. â€”Someone decided to scatter human remains, in trash bags, along the Interstate 80-380 corridor through Monroe County and into Lackawanna County. These remains included a woman’s severed head. Police said eight bags at eight different locations have been recovered so far. They’re not sure they have all of the remains.…Continue Reading
Florida - Actually, an entire family is missing. Latisha Rutledge, 22, is 8 months pregnant and has two children ages 4 and 2. She had been living with her uncle in Florida for a few months trying to start her life over, but things didn’t work out. Two weeks ago, the uncle dropped her and her children off at a Greyhound bus station so that they could take a two day trip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to Downtown Detroit. It’s the last time they have been seen.…Continue Reading
UPDATE 10/17/08 – Yesterday, Christopher Mikels and Douglas Mandichak were indicted by a Camden County grand jury for the first-degree murder of Felicia Mikels, 17, on January 18.Â Mikels, who was Felicia’s uncle and lived in the same house with her, is the alleged father of Felicia’s child.Â Â The baby, Miciana, who was six weeks old, was found unharmed on a stranger’s lawn January 19.Â Felicia’s body was found in Pennsauken Creek in Maple Shade on May 2. Both men remain held on $750,000 and $1 million bonds respectively.
Pennsauken, N.J., January 21, 2008 – When Felicia Mikels, 17, didn’t come home on Friday night, her family was worried. It wasn’t like Felicia to stay gone, and she’d left the house on foot with her five-week-old baby Miciana in her stroller. By early Saturday morning, they were frantic and contacted police to file a missing persons report.
Saturday morning in neighboring Cherry Hill, a man was driving to work when he saw a Winnie The Pooh carseat on the front lawn.…Continue Reading
Update 11/26/2008 – It is being reported that a possible arrest has been made. More details at bottom of article.
Reno, Nev – I am late getting this story up because of a dentist appointment. Please, don’t worry about me or attempt to send me flowers and well-wishes, as it wasn’t MY dentist appointment. Anyway, after partying at the Sands Regency Hotel Casino earlier in the night, Brianna Denison, 19, ended up at a friends house to spend the night on their couch. The friend gave Denison a blanket and pillow before going upstairs to bed. When the friend came downstairs later that day, Brianna was missing. There was a blood stain the size of a silver dollar on her pillow. Her purse, shoes and cell phone were still there.…Continue Reading