Westminster, CO – Police are now saying that there is a definitive link between the murder of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway and the attempted abduction of a jogger last May.
Jessica was last seen Oct 5 after leaving her home to walk to school. Her dismembered body was later discovered in Pattridge Park Open Space near an abandoned mining shack.
Last Memorial Day, a woman was jogging on Ketner Lake Open Space when a man tried to cover her face with a chemical-soaked rag. She was able to escape and described her attacker as an 18 to 30 year-old light-skinned male with brown hair and a medium build, about 5-feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Police say these to incidents are related, but are not revealing exactly how they have linked the two cases. ”We are able to make a definitive link,” said Westminster Police Department spokesman Trevor Materasso. “We recognize the public may have questions about what constitutes that definitive link and we’re asking for their patience. Some of that information, because of the investigation, the additional leads and tips and follow up we have to do, we’re not able to go into detail and give specific reasons for how we have made that connection.”
Fox 31 pretty much said fuck Materasso, and the investigation into who murdered a 10-year-old girl, by posting an article chock full of information gathered from “sources” that not only reveals what this link may be, but also the leads police are currently pursuing.…Continue Reading
Westminster, CO – Twelve different Colorado agencies have expanded their search for 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway after the missing girl’s backpack was found six miles from her home.
Jessica was last seen Friday morning after leaving her home to walk three blocks to Chelsea Park where she was to meet with friends and then walk to Witt Elementary School. When Jessica never made it to the park, her classmates continued on without her. By 10 that morning, police called her home but her mother, who worked nights, was sleeping. It wasn’t until she woke up eight hours later that she called police after hearing the message informing her Jessica was not at school.
Around 1 a.m. Sunday a man and his wife returned to their home in a neighborhood over six miles away and noticed a backpack on the sidewalk that wasn’t there when they left earlier. It stuck out, but because kids leave items around the neighborhood occasionally, it wasn’t so out of place that they went to investigate. When it was still there the next day, the man and a neighbor looked inside the backpack and found a set of keys and a water bottles with “Jessica Ridgeway” written on them.…Continue Reading
Sacramento, CA – Police in California have arrested a 17-year-old girl after they say she faked her own abduction last week.
Last Thursday, the family of Christina Almanza called police after they found her missing and had a voicemail from the teen stating she had been abducted and was being held hostage by several men. The family then began receiving a series of text messages from Almanza in which she informed them she was in a basement with two other girls, and didn’t know where she was. She also indicated that someone might have been killed.
A statewide Amber Alert was issued and a task force of police, deputies, FBI agents and U.S. Marshals were assembled who began searching for the girl, locating her on Friday afternoon. Police found her in a home of a man she had met online. She was unharmed, but the same cannot be said for the aggressive pit bull police shot when they entered the home.
Police questioned Almanza, the mother of a 2-year-old, who finally cracked and admitted the entire thing was a hoax.…Continue Reading
AURORA, Colo. – Police have found the 15-year-old girl we reported on earlier this week who had faked her own abduction.
An officer in an unmarked police car spotted Jasmine Fike near a fast-food restaurant on Monday. She had altered her appearance and had been staying in a motel she had checked into using a fake ID.
The teen sparked a statewide Amber Alert after calling 911 and reporting a man, a convicted drug dealer, was trying to break into her home last Wednesday. When police arrived, Fike was missing and there were signs of a struggle. Police would later report that while they were still actively looking for Fike, the entire abduction was a hoax orchestrated by the teen.
She is currently in a juvenile facility, but cops made a strange comment when they were asked what kind of condition Fike was in when they found her.
“Her condition is relevant to what she’s been through, and if I comment on that, it would be a clue to what we’re investigating,” Aurora Police Detective Bob Friel told the Denver Post.…Continue Reading
AURORA, Colo. – Police would like to talk to the 15-year-old girl who staged her own abduction last week, triggering an Amber Alert and a lot of police resources wasted on her dumbass.
It all started with a 911 call (you can listen to it here) in which Jasmine Fike tells the dispatcher that she needs help, that someone is breaking into her home and trying to kidnap her. When police arrived at her home, they did not find Fike but did find signs of a struggle in her bedroom.
An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday morning in which a man named Franky Session, who has since been cleared of any wrongdoing, was named as a possible suspect.
Police still don’t know where Fike is, but they say she is travelling with known ciminals and that she had faked the entire abduction.
“We had dozens and dozens of people working on this case and what we learned is this is all a hoax,” says Det. Bob Friel. ”There’s a bit of astonishment to the lengths she went to carry out her hoax.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX –I have been following the Jonathan Foster story closely since the Amber Alert was issued on December 27. To fill in those who have not heard of the case, or those that have somehow missed Morbid’s previous post, Jonathan Foster was the 12 year old boy that went missing shortly before 2 pm on Christmas Eve. His body, burnt beyond recognition, was discovered in a ditch just a few miles from the Houston home he was abducted from. After video surveillance from a nearby business, along with multiple eyewitness reports, placed her at the home around the time of Jonathan’s disappearance, 44-year-old Mona Nelson had her residence searched. Shortly after that, she was arrested on Capital Murder charges. Apparently the MONSTER, also known as Mona, was friends with Sharon Ennamorato, Jonathan’s mother’s roommate. Authorities still have not released the full extent of Ennamorato and Nelson’s relationship, but according to some sources, they may have been lovers at one time or another, and that may have fueled Nelson to hurt Jonathan’s mom, Angela Davis.…Continue Reading
HOUSTON, TX – An Amber Alert was issued Monday for 12-year-old Jonathan Foster. He was last seen around 1:45 p.m on Christmas Eve at the Villa Nueva Apartments where he lives with his mother and stepfather. Shortly afterwards, his mother recieved an emergency phone call at work. “Someone called and said it was an emergency,” said Mary Gifford, the missing boy’s grandmother. “But by the time she picked up the phone, no one was there.” Foster’s biological father and other relatives live within walking distance and Foster often spent time at their homes. His mother called police at 9:30 pm. when she was unable to find him. “I don’t know if it’s an abduction,” said Sgt. Stuart Harris of HPD’s Missing Persons Unit. ”I don’t know if he just walked off. I don’t know if there’s foul play involved. We have no reason to think he’s a runaway. … He’s missing under suspicious circumstances, which is always a major concern for us.” Jonathan has red or auburn hair and blue eyes. He is 4 feet 8 inches to 5 feet tall and weighs about 100 pounds.…Continue Reading
San Francisco, CA – I had every intention of updating this story over the weekend, but was slapped with a ragin’ case of the winter crud. Anyway, if you have been following the Brittany Mae Smith case, then you are already aware that she was found alive and unharmed on Friday – as was her alleged abductor, 32-year-old Jeffrey Easley. The two hadn’t been seen since December 3, when they were captured on surveillance video buying camping gear at a Walmart in Salem, Virginia. About a week later, an alert clerk spotted the pair outside of a Safeway grocery store and alerted authorities. Easley was taken into custody without incident and is currently being held in San Francisco pending his extradition to Roanoke County. He’s looking at a felony abduction charge in Roanoke County and felony counts of attempted credit card fraud and credit card larceny in the City of Roanoke. Brittany was taken into protective custody and will soon be reunited with her family. Authorities have stated that Brittany is being cooperative with investigators and is fully aware that her mother is dead.…Continue Reading
Virginia — An Amber Alert has been issued for a 12-year-old girl whose mother was found dead inside their home. After 41-year-old Tina Smith had not shown up for work in three days, a co-worker went to her home and found her dead inside. Her daughter, Brittany Mae Smith, was missing along with Tina’s 32-year-old boyfriend, Jeff Easley. Tina met Jeff over the Internet and after some time flirting online, Easley eventually moved in with Smith and her daughter a few months ago. “Police have said that the young lady is in extreme danger,” said Teresa Hamilton Hall, public information director for Roanoke County. Police had originally shown up at the house over the weekend after Smith had failed to show up for work, but found no reasons to break into the home and no vehicles in the driveway. Easley’s red 2000 Chevrolet SUV was located by police but Smith’s car, a silver 2005 Dodge Neon sedan, Virginia tag XKF-2365, is still missing. Police aren’t calling Easley a suspect in Tina Smith’s homicide, or revealing how she was killed, but the alert explicitly names him Brittany Smith’s abductor.…Continue Reading
Morenci, MI – Police in Morenci have issued an Amber Alert for three brothers who were last seen Thursday afternoon and investigators believe the boys, 5-year-old Tanner, 7-year-old Alexander, and 9-year-old Andrew, are in extreme danger. The boys’ father, John Skelton, reportedly told police he handed the children over to a female acquaintance named Joann Taylor late Thursday night or early Friday morning, with instructions to deliver them to their mother – he claims he was going to commit suicide and didn’t want the children to witness the act. According to John, Taylor collected the boys late Thursday evening or early Friday morning and drove off in a white or silver mini-van. John reportedly attempted to take his own life, but failed – he is now being held at a mental health facility. When the boys didn’t show up at their mother’s house at 3:00 Friday afternoon, as scheduled, she called the police. Sadly, at a press conference on Saturday, Police Chief Larry Weeks stated there is a possibility that John Skelton fabricated the whole story.…Continue Reading
Charlotte, NC – Most knew it was coming eventually, but Zahra Baker’s father has been arrested for charges not related to his daughter’s disappearance. Adam Baker is in jail on $7,000 bond, charged with five counts of worthless checks, two counts of communicating threats, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of failure to return rental property. For anyone following this case, this move is not a surprise as it was announced weeks ago that the police were holding off charging him with anything yet as he was helping with the search for his daughter. Her body has yet to be found and after a recent search at a local landfill turned up nothing, it looks as if he’s no longer of use to the police outside of jail. Curious to see if anything changes between the couple now that both are locked up. For anyone not following this case, 10-year-old Zahra Baker was reported missing on Oct 9th, although the last time anyone actually saw her was in September. The Amber Alert was cancelled on the 12th at which time police stated this was now a homicide investigation. Zahra’s stepmother, Elisa Baker, was named a person of interest and arrested for obstruction justice after she admitted to writing a fake ransom note found by police.…Continue Reading
AINSWORTH, Neb. – Well this morning has started off great as I came into work to find that leftover Coke had eaten through an Arby’s cup on my desk. Please, please, no need for concern. I had my new, big breasted secretary clean it up very slowly. So let’s get on with some good news. An Amber Alert issued Wednesday was cancelled when 15-year-old Melody Rose Martin, reported missing from Nebraska, was found safe in Arkansas. She had been reported as abducted when her parents learned she was in the company of 30-year-old Robert F. Olney - a man she met playing World of Warcraft. Her parents figures out their daughter’s plan to run away with Olney because they had installed a keylogger on her PC. Her parents had already noticed problems with Melody, also known as Melody Gibbs, stemming from her seeming addiction to World of Warcraft. They claim she was spending up to 90-hours a week on the game, most of that time spent in the company of Olney’s character.…Continue Reading
Louisiana, Missouri - Authorities in Pike County have issued an Amber Alert for Alisa Maier out of Louisiana, Missouri. Family members say 4-year-old Alisa Maier was playing in her front yard Monday evening with her 5-year-old brother when a black four door passenger car pulled up and took her. Her brother was the only witness, as their parents were inside at the time, and stated he saw his sister get in the car with a man he did not know. The FBI has now joined the investigation. Alisa Maier has brown hair, brown eyes, weighs 40 pounds and is three feet tall wearing a white t-shirt and blue jean shorts. The description of the abductor is possibly a white male with dark hair in his late teens or early 20′s. Police were searching a small creek behind the girl’s home this morning.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, Arizona - On Christmas Day, 5-year-old Natalie Flores was playing with her 7- and 9-year-old sisters outside of a Phoenix apartment complex where they live with their aunt. A brown pickup truck pulled into the parking lot and 45-year-old Larry Jon Ladwig got out carrying a camera. He walked up to the girls and forcibly pulled down the pants of the 7-year-old and took a picture. He then grabbed Natalie, put her in his truck and drove off. An Amber Alert was issued and shortly after Officer Mike Burns spotted Ladwig’s truck. Ladwig tried to flee, but ran over some spike strips deployed by police. Ladwig was placed under arrest and the little girl was safe. But not unharmed. It is being reported that she had been molested. Ladwig has been charged with kidnapping, sexual molestation of a child, aggravated assault of a police officer, and felony flight. Send a shout out to the Amber Alert system, Officer Mike Burns and the entire Phoenix police department for their excellent work in stopping an act that probably was on it’s way to becoming even more tragic.…Continue Reading
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina — A mother left her 1-month old baby in an idling car so that she could drop off mail at the post office. When she returned to her vehicle, her 1-month-old son Angel Miguel Perez was missing. His mother states she left him in the car and when she returned a short time alter, he was gone. A witness told police a black woman in her mid-20s, about 5-foot-1 and 175 pounds, wearing a blue and white striped shirt left with the child in a gray, four-door compact vehicle with a spoiler. It is crazy to think that women do this. I mean hell, I don’t leave change sitting on the passenger seat when I leave my car, much less a friggin’ baby. Update: Angel Miguel Perez was found safe at a home in Summerville about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. A 19-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with kidnapping.…Continue Reading
Fayetteville, North Carolina - I’m sure a lot of you have already read about this, but over the weekend the mother of missing five-year-old Shaniya Davis was arrested. Antoinette Davis has been charged with human trafficking, felony child abuse, prostitution, filing a false police report, and resisting, delaying, or obstructing police. Davis is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on $51,000 secured bond. Police say that the little girl was sold into prostitution by her mother. They say that 25-year-old Davis allowed her daughter to be taken “with the intent that she be held in sexual servitude.” The charge came after the arrest of 29-year-old Mario Andrette McNeill. Police said McNeill can be seen on surveillance video at a Sanford Comfort Inn showing him carrying Shaniya Davis towards an elevator early Tuesday morning – before Davis reported her daughter missing. Shaniya is still the subject of a nation wide Amber Alert and what all of this info implies is absolutely horrific. I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around it.…Continue Reading
Orange Park, Florida – On Monday afternoon, Somer Thompson, 7, was walking home from Grove Park Elementary with a group of kids that included her twin brother and 10-year-old sister. After getting into an argument with some of the group, she began running home. She has not been seen since. An Amber Alert has since been issued. Thompson is white, 3 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 65 pounds. She has brown hair that was in a pony tail and was wearing a cranberry colored jumpsuit with pink stripes and a black T-shirt underneath. Her backpack is black with pink and white skulls and crossbones. “This is an all-out search,” Sgt. Dan Mahla, of the Clay County Sheriff’s Department said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. “We are going to keep trying and trying and trying. We have all these resources and we are maximizing them to the max. “She is an endangered missing child. We do suspect foul play.”” …Continue Reading
McCleary, WA–McCleary, with a population of 1,550, is a town where most residents feel comfortable allowing their children to play outside until dark. In a town that size, everybody knows everybody and there are very few secrets between neighbors. Needless to say, residents in that tiny town are in shock over the disappearance of 10-year-old Lindsey Baum. Lindsey was visiting a friend’s home Friday evening… her friend’s father, Scott Williams, said he asked Lindsey to go home before it got too dark. “She was here 10, 15 minutes, and then, you know, we said, ‘You should probably get going before it gets dark,’ and that was the last we heard of her,” he said. She was last seen at about 9:15 p.m., as she set off to walk the four blocks to her home…a 10-minute walk. Lindsey never made it home. …Continue Reading
Dallas, Texas–Hinky meters were going off like crazy when the story of Daisja Weaver hit the forums last Wednesday. Daisja’s mother, Tamaira Creagh, had quite a frightening tale to tell. Last Tuesday evening, while Tamaira was preparing to move items to a new apartment, a Hispanic male, dressed in red and black, entered her apartment and attempted to sexually assault her…she managed to fight him off. Thwarted, the man grabbed her infant daughter, Daisja, car seat and all, jumped from a second-story balcony, and disappeared into the night. Scary shit, huh? Almost as scary as the real story behind little Daisja’s disappearance.…Continue Reading
Philadelphia, PA–It started with a call to 911…Bonnie Sweeten informed a dispatcher that the SUV she and her daughter were in had been rear-ended by a Cadillac. Following the accident, two black men exited their vehicle, grabbed Sweeten and her daughter, shoved them in the Caddie’s trunk, and sped off…and that’s where she was calling from. An Amber Alert was issued for Sweeten’s 9-year-old daughter, Julia Rakoczy, and the troops were called out to begin the search. Scary shit, huh? …Continue Reading