Archive for February, 2013

Unidentified Male Discovered In Natchitoches Parish (LA) In The Winter of 2011

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Reconstruction created which shows what the man MAY have looked liked when he was alive. (Note: The reconstruction was done based on the medical examiners description and shouldn’t be the sole basis of identification.)

The unidentified man was discovered in a wooded area off of I-49 in Ajax, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana on December 22, 2011. Medical examiners concluded that he had been in that location 2 – 10 years prior to discovery. He also had a broken nose sometime during his life.

“John Doe” is described as an adult White male between the ages 35 to 50. Height and weight couldn’t be determined. DNA and Dental records are available.

FACES Case #: 11-46

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office 318-352-6432

You’re also asked to contact:

the FACES Lab.
Helen Bouzon, Research Associate, LSU – (225) 578-4761
Nicole Harris, Research Associate, LSU – (225) 578-3750

Please use the FACES Case # provided above.

There are currently two John Doe’s who were discovered in Natchitoches Parish who remain unidentified. Click here for the other unsolved case.

Dana Rishpy, Israeli National, Disappeared After Being Seen On Video With An Unidentified Male In Tulum, Mexico

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Above and below photos of Dana Rishpy taken shortly before her 2007 disappearance

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  • Birthdate: May 26, 1982
  • Birth Place: Israel
  • Missing From: Cancun, Mexico
  • Missing Since: March 30, 2007
  • Age Then: 24
  • Age Now: 29
  • Ht: 5’7″ Wt: 120 pounds (thin frame)
  • Hair: Long Wavy Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue (described as blue-green)
  • Sex: Female Race: White
  • Nationality: Israeli
  • Other: Dana has dual citizenship of Israel and Germany.

Dana Rishpy was a 24-year-old college student when she disappeared on the night of March 30, 2007. She originally to the United States from Israel to search for a good graduate school. She then took a vacation in Cancun, Mexico and was last seen at the Mezzanine Hotel in Tulum, Mexico after attending a beach party, and was seen accompanied with an unidentified male who was drinking. Family and loved ones don’t know who the man is and authorities haven’t been able to identify him.

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Who is the unidentified man in these still-shots?

The FBI and Israeli National Police have since become involved in Dana’s disappearance. They are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man in the photos above. This information could help in locating Dana Rishpy and/or provide new information about her disappearance. The individual is wanted for questioning regarding Dana Rishpy’s disappearance. He is described as a White male with a thin/medium build, and appears to be either North American or possibly Australian although some reports state she was last seen with an American man. Authorities say he is NOT a fugitive from the law and police just want to speak to him for possible information that he might not believe is significant but may yield clues that will locate her.

A couple years after Dana disappeared a homeless man came forward claiming to have witnessed the young woman’s murder.

Dana’s case has received a good amount of attention including being featured on America’s Most Wanted

Dana constantly kept in touch with family and friends threw phone calls and the internet. After March, 2007 the phone calls completely stopped and no trace of her has ever been located.

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

American College Student Vanished In Florence, Italy Almost One Decade Ago

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Photos of Matthew A. Mullaney taken shortly before his 2003 disappearance

Matthew Mullaney was in his early twenties when he suddenly went missing nine years ago. He was born and raised in the United States but was attending college at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. He had previously attended Fairfield University in Connecticut but had flown to Italy in January 2003 to study art. It was his first semester of college abroad and he was excited at the opportunity to explore another country/culture. Loved ones described him as an outgoing, social, friendly young man with no known enemies.

A few weeks after arriving in Italy, Matthew disappeared. On the night of January 31, 2003, Matthew told his roommate he was heading to the Lions Fountain Irish pub in Florence, a local spot frequented by American students. Witnesses reported seeing him in the early morning hours (approx 2:30AM) standing outside the Pub, getting ready to leave. That was the last time he was seen. His roommate reported him missing the following day on February 1, 2003, when he didn’t return to their living-quarters and couldn’t be reached.

“According to the staff, his behavior was normal and he was chatting with other students in the bar while there,” the young man’s family would later say in a written statement posted on a website they created (http://www.matthewmullaney.com/)

The FBI has since become involved with this case and on their website under his case it lists him as possibly being in Europe. Those sightings are not confirmed and family members and friends say he would have most definitely contacted them unless he was put into a situation where he couldn’t reach out to them. (Ex; Abducted.)

A website titled Have You Seen Matt? was created by loved ones who’ve been without answers for years. At the top of the site there’s a little intro which says;

We are (Matt Mullaney’s family), a family desperate to find our son/brother. His gentle spirit, quick wit and beautiful smile is missing from our lives. Matt is loved and missed by so many. We have been relentless in our search for him since February of 2003. Please take the time to look at his face ( and read our story) We know this is our only hope of receiving word about him. We have faith that someone out there has an answer for us. We hope and pray that you will come forward. Please help us find Matt…

  • Full Name: Matthew Alan Mullaney
  • Birthdate: November 5, 1981
  • Missing Date: January 31, 2003
  • Age Then: 22 years ago
  • Age Now: 31 years old
  • Born In: Brockton, MA – USA (New England)
  • Went Missing In: Florence Italy
  • Race: White (has Irish decent) Gender: Male
  • Hair: Dark Brown (thick and wavy)
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Ht: 5’10” Wt: 175 pounds
  • Possible Locations: Europe, Italy, USA, Etc
  • Other: He has pierced ears, but may not wear earrings. He has surgical scars on his left ankle, along with pins in his left ankle. He has a large tattoo of a shamrock with flames coming off the top of it in the middle of his back.

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Photo of Shamrock design similar to Matthew’s tattoo

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact Matthew’s mother, Terri Mullaney at 781-545-6995 — You can also leave a tip by clicking Matthew’s FBI Missing Persons Poster (also click the Facebook ‘share’ button on his poster to spread awareness.)

Greensboro Man Wanted for Kidnapping & Strangulation

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Mugshot photo of Rodney Griffin Jr. who is wanted by Greensboro Police

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police in Greensboro are asking the public for help in locating a suspect wanted for kidnapping and strangulation.

23-year-old Rodney Linell Griffin Jr. is described as a black male, 5’7″ tall, weighing roughly 150 pounds. He has black hair, thin/medium build, a 3″ scar and a “tweety-bird” tattoo on his left forearm.

His last known addresses were at 608 Benjamin Benson St., 301-L Avalon St., and 209-G Wind Rd in Greensboro, however, he has since ran off and could be anywhere in NC.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:  Crimestoppers (North Carolina) at 373-1000.

Tiffany Perkins – Endangered Runaway – Last Seen In Miami

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Name: Tiffany Perkins
DOB: April 5, 1996
Missing: Nov 17, 2012
Age: 16 years old
Eyes: Brown
Race: White
Age: 16 years old
Sex: Female
Weight: 117 pounds
Height: 5’3″
Hair: Blonde
Missing From: Miami, Florida

Tiffany Perkins has been missing since November 17, 2012 from Miami, FL. She is listed as an Endangered Runaway and may still be in the local area.

When she was last seen, her hair was dyed red. She has freckles and a tattoo of a shooting star on her right foot.

Not too much information is available on this case however, she is still considered missing and her details are being passed threw out different social media websites.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)
Miami Police Department (Florida) 1-305-579-6111

Identity of Female Dubbed “Rosa Doe” Remains Unknown

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Located In: Hancock County, Mississippi
Date Found: 05/10/03
Estimated age: 32 – 42 years old
Approximate Height: 5’1″ – 5’4″.
Clothing: Her clothing had been burned off.
Jewelry: Two gold bands on her right hand, and on her left thumb, she wore a silver-tone heart-shaped ring with a hollowed-out center.
Dental: She had in one point in her life spent a good amount of money on dental work. She had four fillings and there was an area in the subjects mouth where she was missing teeth and she could possibly have worn a bridge, but no bridge was located; she was missing her back right molars. 

The unidentified woman dubbed “Rosa Doe” was located in the Nasa Buffer Zone area of Northern Hancock County, Mississippi on May 10, 2003 and is believed to have been in that location for three days to three weeks.

Authorities believe it is possible that she was a transient in a possible drug deal gone wrong. The area is known to have transients and crack addicts. She had been seen at truck stops around the I-10 & I-12 area of Louisiana. Unlike most addicts, at one point in her life, she had spent a lot of money on dental work.

It is possible that she was killed either in Louisiana or Pearl River County, Missouri and her killer(s) brought her to Santa Rosa.
There have been up to three possible suspects who’ve been interviewed but no charges have been made against anyone and her identity remains unknown.

Agency Case Number: 03-07192
If you have any information regarding this case is asked to please contact: 
Hancock County Sheriff’s Office  228-467-0325 and/or Det Kenny Hurt – 228 466 6903
or FACES Lab 225-578-4761
FACES Lab Case Number: FC 03-18

 

Hillsboro Teenager Has Been Missing For Almost Two Weeks

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Photo of Natasha Meade who’s been missing for almost two weeks

16-year-old Natasha Meade was last seen on the morning of February 16, 2013 in Hillsboro, Oregon. She has a medical condition that requires multiple doses of medication daily.

KVAL Facebook page has a status posted by a family friend which says;

My friends daughter has been missing in hillsboro since feb 16th, would it be possible to run this on the news just incase she is no longer located in the portland area. I would be very greatful. She has medical issues that require daily medication.  Shes been missing since February 16th at 10 am. I filed a report with Hillsboro Police. Case # 13-8-01589. Hillsboro police # 503-681-6190. Natasha has a medical condition. Chronic hereditary pancreatitis. It cause vomiting and sever stomach and back pain. Also her sister needs a transplant surgery…

A Facebook page was created Locate Natasha Meade which has approximately 315 ‘likes’. She is described as being a White female, with dark “dirty” blonde hair, blue eyes with a thin frame. She was last seen wearing a heart-shaped nose stud in her left nostril.

Very little information regarding her disappearance is available however family and loved ones are reaching out to the public on Facebook and other social networking websites.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact: Hillsboro Police Department 503-681-6190