Posts tagged ‘Person Of Interest’

Karly McKenna Elliott was last seen over three months ago in Corona

Karly McKenna Elliott (pictured) disappeared over three months ago in California

Some reports spell Karly’s last name incorrect. According to the missing woman’s Facebook profile, her last name is “Elliot”

As of Feb 02, 2013 there has been very little updates regarding this care. I check periodically and will post more information once it comes.

Karly Elliott, born August 7, 1982, is a 30-year-old woman who was last seen at her home one month ago in Corona, California in Riverside County.

Karly was supposed to meet a friend on October 25, 2012 but she never showed up.  According to those who know the missing woman, her family spoke to Karly on October 23rd at 7PM. The last time they seen her was later on that night at 11PM, sitting along in her car, a red PT Cruiser which was discovered several days later on October 28th, abandoned.  Attempts to contact her failed and by October 25th they noticed her phone was disconnected and contacted police to file a missing persons report.

According to Seeking_TheLost Facebook page, her vehicle was found with the license plates removed.

According to reports, on October 23, 2012 around 4PM Karly had visited her boyfriend. She was then believed to be in the company of 32-year-old Jurupa Valley resident Alejandro Lopez, who is now being named a person-of-interest, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report.

Deputies were called to a home at 3:07 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the 6300 block of Frank Avenue, Jurupa Valley where Elliott’s family filed a missing person report stating that the woman had not been seen in three to four days. Her vehicle was discovered abandoned a few days later on October 28, 2012 near Goose Creek Golf Club in Mira Loma. However, Karly remains missing.

A search for the missing woman in the days after her disappearance included the use of police canines and patrol officers across the Jurupa Valley and nearby areas, while relatives passed out fliers and questioned people in north Norco, Mira Loma and Jurupa Valley.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Officials said there was evidence of a struggle at the last place she was seen alive.

“During the investigation, it was determined that a struggle had ensued inside of the residence where the missing person was last seen. The Central Homicide Unit was contacted and assumed the investigation,” the report said.

It is believed that Elliott may have been a victim of foul-play.

An online-user commented on Missing Persons of America on November 17, 2012 under the username Karen Urgirl saying the following:

update 11-17-12 Karly called her mom the night of her disappearance telling her mom that she is being hld against her will and being beaten (w/a gun) and that felipe said he’s going to kill her and dump her body in the desert. It’s also being said karly’s mom is the trimmer for the guy who’s now inarcerated for cultivation of marijuana and (person of interest)karlys mom possibly was stealing from the trees. now its also said that there is a blk man involved in the crop cultivation who also kidnapped her from house on frank ave. and to focus on apts on Iowa ave. n riverside. now its been said that its confirmed that karly s dead . due to the amount of blood (kalys dna) that was found indicates karlys death by gun shot, multiple stab wounds ??? but have no body to prove her to be dead. therefore the search needs to be expanded outside of mira loma. this is some f… up sh.. that happened to Karly and that she died over. alejandro lopez felipe persons of interests. you ever think about what were her lasts thoughts before she died.

Police have labelled her disappearance as ‘suspicious’ and relatives of the missing woman believe she is being held against her will.

Karly is a trained Esthetician but her license in California has been expired since 2011. She is described as a Caucasian adult female, 5’9” tall, 150 pounds with a fair complexion and blonde hair that is sometimes curled or worn straight.

Karly Elliott

Karly’s Facebook default photo, also one of her most recent photo’s

Karly Elliott’s Facebook page and although her page is set to private, it does show her hometown as Bullcity, Arizona and her current location set to Corona, CA. It also shows activities she enjoys including the casino, poker, bingo, etc.

The missing woman’s family is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts or the arrest of those responsible for her disappearance.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact Investigator Jim Peters of the Central Homicide Unit at 951- 955-2777 or Investigator Roman Pluimer of the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

Photo of Kara Nichols appears on Las Vegas escort website: MyRedBook

Missing: Police are hunting two women they think may be linked to the disappearance of model Kara Nichols, pictured, who vanished last month

Above photo of Kara Nichols missing from Colorado

Below photos of unidentified woman described as a ‘brunette’ wanted for questioning

Person of interest: Police are searching for an unnamed brunette, pictured, who was last seen with Ms Nichols Person of interest: Police are searching for an unnamed brunette, pictured, who was last seen with Ms Nichols

UPDATE – 11/30/12 – COLORADO SPRINGS –  Photo of Kara Nichols appears on Las Vegas escort website:

  • Photo of missing Kara Nichols appeared on MyRedBook.com
  • Police said that the picture was taken from another source
  • The phone number was called but family said voice was not Kara’s
  • The 19-year-old vanished on October 9 on her way to work in Denver
  • Believed she’s been targeted by crime group exploiting aspiring models

Police searching for missing Kara Nichols have discovered nothing to indicate a crime or foul playMiss Nichols took up underwear modelling in February and has described herself as 'very passionate' about the profession

Aspiring model: Police called a number linked to the advert but Miss Nicols’s family said the voice was not hers

A photograph of missing teenager Kara Nichols has appeared on a Las Vegas escort website.

The picture of the 19-year-old aspiring model appeared on MyRedBook.com but police said the photograph was taken from another source and that Miss Nichols did not post it.

The advert promised that the girl pictured was the actual escort.

But when officers called an accompanying phone number, members of Miss Nichol’s family confirmed it was not her voice on the other end of the phone.

Police leading the search for the model said that claims she was in LA were untrue.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Detective Cliff Porter told Fox News that escorts and prostitutes often use random pictures lifted from the Internet to advertise online.

He said: ‘We have no evidence that supports the claim that she’s in Las Vegas.’

She went missing after leaving her Colorado Springs home on October 9 and was last seen with a brown-haired woman who detectives believe may have information about the young woman’s whereabouts.

Click here for the full updated article by Dailymail

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11/22/12 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Amateur model may have fallen victim to ‘human exploitation’

An aspiring model has been missing for six weeks and was last seen in Colorado Springs area after telling her friend/roommate she was heading to Denver, CO.

Nineteen-year-old Kara Nichols wanted to be a professional model and would take amateur photos hoping they would fall into the right hands. On October 9, 2012, the young woman left her Colorado Springs home that she shared with a roommate and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. The roommate told authorities that Nichols had told her earlier that day that she was heading to Denver, but left without taking her pocket-book and money. She spent most of the day with two unknown woman who are being described as ‘brunettes,’ and then promptly disappeared.

She hasn’t signed onto any social media websites, including Facebook which, according to those who know her,  is very “uncharacteristic.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office calls Nichols disappearance ‘suspicious’ and believe she may have been lured under the pretense of a ‘model career’  by a human exploitation group that exploits wannabe/amateur models. They would not elaborate on what kind of exploitation but many are coming up with their own assumptions and theories, including a victim to a  human sex-trafficking ring.

EPSO say they believe the two woman know the whereabouts of Nichols and are asking the public for help in identifying the two.

Photo of Kara Nichols with bright blonde hair. (Her natural hair color is brown.)

Kara Nichols is described as a Caucasian female with long brown hair, green eyes, 5’8” tall and weighing around 120 pounds. She likes to dye her hair and prior to her disappearance, her hair had been colored light blonde.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call sheriff’s detectives at (719) 520-7227. (105 East Vermijo Avenue  Colorado Springs, CO 80903) (719) 520-6000

Gabrielle Swainson Suspect, Freddie Grant, Indicated On Federal Ammo Charge

S.C. cheerleader vanishes without a trace

♦ Tuesday, September 18th, Marks ONE Month Since Gabrielle Swainson Disappeared

Click link for the latest update (09/19/12) on Gabrielle Swainson Suspect, Freddie Grant - Swainson kidnapping suspect indicted on federal ammo charge

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Previous Update’s Posted Below

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Updated: 09/14/12 – Columbia, SC  - Saturday marks four weeks since Columbia teenager Gabrielle Swainson disappeared from her home.

Deputies say the 15-year-old was taken against her will by 52 year old Freddie Grant back on August 18. Sheriff Leon Lott says his officers have obtained a warrant for Grant’s arrest, but have not formally charged him yet in Swainson’s disappearance.

Currently, Grant is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center on a federal ammunition charge.

Sheriff Leon Lott says Grant was in a relationship with Swainson’s mother and had a key to their home. Lott says Gabbiee’s blood was found in Grant’s Elgin home and in a nearby junkyard.

Lott has gone on record to calling Grant a monster, something Grant’s attorney used in a failed attempt to get a gag order in the case.

Friday, News19 asked Lott about the effort to silence him.

“I’m worried about finding Gabbiee,” Lott said. “Anything I said has been the truth and I can back it with facts. I’m going to say what I’ve got to say and that’s the truth, and whatever I can say that’s going to help find Gabbiee then that’s what I’m going to do.”

Lott say his department has followed up on more than 400 Crimestoppers tips. If you know anything that can help with this case, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

(WLTX is the source of the article above)

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South Carolina; Updated - 9/4/12 - Freddie Grant, Suspect In Gabrielle Swainson’s Disappearance, Person Of Interest In Two More Cases;  Freddie Grant, a man charged with kidnapping in the disappearance of 15-year-old Gabrielle Swainson, is also a person of interest in
the case of another missing South Carolina woman and the unsolved homicide of a
S.C. man, reports the Charlotte Observer

Pictured; Freddie Grant (Police Photo)

Police in Elgin County have said Freddie Grant is a ”person of interest” in two additional cases and are looking into it further. Daniele Lee Wood, 36-years-old who was killed in October 2011 and the disappearance of Adriana Laster, 28-years-old who was last seen a year ago in September 2011 with Grant in S.C. According to CBS news, Laster is a mother of an 11-year-old daughter who said that she and her mother would keep in touch daily until September 2011 when the calls stopped. She is now living with her Grandmother in S.C.

According to CBS affiliate, a report from March 2011 says officers found Laster crying as she lay on the ground. It said Grant “grabbed her by the hair and slammed her face into the side of his mother’s house and dragged her to the car.” The report says they fought on the way home from with Grant “pouring some sort of fuel on her” in the car. The report went on the say Grant slammed Laster’s head into a brick wall. Police found and photographed various cuts, bruises and other injuries on her body. It’s believed that Grant and Laster spent time in Homestead before relocating to South Carolina.

Adriana Laster refused to press charges and according to a Police report, she was 3-months pregnant in what was a consented sexual-encounter with Grant. This was shortly before her disappearance.

Grant, who has been charged with kidnapping Gabbie Swainson, has not been cooperating with Police who continue with the help of the community and friends and family of the missing teen.

Richland County, S.C. Sheriff Leon Lott believe Gabby is still alive. “We believe that she’s alive. Where and how, I don’t know.” Said Lott.

”He’s a monster,” said Lott speaking of Freddie Grant.

Anyone with information about Laster or Grant is urged to call Crime Stoppers in South Carolina at 1888-CRIME-SC.

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Previous Updates Below

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♦ Gabrielle Chloe’s Disappearance, Freddie Grant Not Leading Police To Here Whereabouts ♦

→ Gabrielle Chloe Swainson, a 15-year-old cheerleader from Richland County, South Carolina, has been missing since August 18, 2012. She disappeared between 3 am and 7:30 am. Gabrielle’s mother, Elvia Swainson, left her daughter at home to work.

When Elvia got home, she heard the alarm clock ringing. She then called out to her daughter but Gabrielle did not respond, so Elvia went to check on her. That was when Elvia noticed her child was missing.

Elvia told ABC News that she called Gabrielle’s cell phone, but there was no answer. Chandra Cleveland-Jennings, a private investigator that the Swainson family hired, explained that Gabrielle does not have a habit of running away.

When police did search Gabrielle’s room, there was nothing missing from her room. All of her clothes were there as well as her pocketbook. “Police have been unable to locate a signal on the girl’s cell phone. There was also no sign of forced entry or signs of struggle. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office now believes Gabrielle may have been abducted.” Now police have arrested and charged 52-year-old Freddie Grant, a friend of the Swainson’s family, with kidnapping Gabrielle. Police actually “found blood and DNA from the South Carolina teen on duct tape near the man’s home…Authorities believe Grant forced the teen from her home in Columbia and took her to his home in Elgin, S.C.”

According to police, Grant is refusing to assist in locating Gabrielle.

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UPDATE; Published 8/28/12 by (CBS/AP) ↔ COLUMBIA, S.C. – Investigators charged Freddie Grant with kidnapping in the disappearance of 15-year-old Gabrielle “Gabbiee” Swainson after her blood was found on duct tape near his home, authorities said Tuesday.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said 52-year-old Grant was a family acquaintance and did yard work for the Swainson family. The sheriff was holding out hope that Gabbiee will be found alive, and more than 100 officers are combing through a junkyard across from the suspect’s home in Elgin on Tuesday looking for the missing teen. “I haven’t given up hope of finding her and bringing her home. That’s what we’re operating under, that she can be found,” Lott said. “He’s only charged with kidnapping.”

Grant was uncooperative when investigators first asked him if he knew where Gabbiee was, and hadn’t been any more helpful since he was charged with kidnapping on Monday.

Gabbiee was last seen by her mother around 4 a.m. on Aug. 18 asleep in her bed. Her mother said Gabbiee was gone when she returned home from work several hours later. All the teen’s clothes, her purse and her cellphone charger were still in the home, authorities said.

Investigators began questioning the family and anyone who knew the girl. Grant was an obvious target because he was a convicted felon and deputies became even more suspicious when he refused to cooperate, Lott said. Bullets were found in Grant’s home, leading to a federal weapons charge. Additional searches uncovered his DNA and Gabbiee’s DNA on duct tape with blood on it found near his house, the sheriff said.

Grant is being held without bail at the Lexington County jail.

Lott said investigators are checking to see whether Grant is involved in the disappearance of a 28-year-old woman last year.

Investigators said Adriana Laster, who lived with Grant in Elgin, has been missing for nearly a year. Laster disappeared in September 2011, but wasn’t reported missing until March of this year by her grandmother in Homestead, Fla., Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown said.

Grant and Laster lived together and had a troubled relationship. Brown said his officers were called to their home several times, culminating in an April 2011 charge of criminal domestic violence against Grant. Police pressed forward with the misdemeanor even though Laster asked them to drop the case. Grant was convicted and paid a fine, Brown said.

SOURCE: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57501866-504083/gabrielle-swainson-freddie-grant-charged-with-kidnapping-missing-sc-teen-sheriff-hopeful-shes-alive/?tag=re1.channel

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