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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.

FBI is asking the public for help in identifying two suspects wanted for their involvement in child pornography

The FBI is asking the public for help in identifying two men known as John Doe 23 and John Doe 24 who are both wanted for their alleged involvement in the production of child pornography. It is believed that they may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation. Images of both persons were found on the Internet.

The photos have been on the internet for as long as February 2003 and FBI is trying to identify both suspects and any victim’s who could have been involved.

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John Doe 23 (far left) – The suspect is a White male who appears to be between the ages of 25 and 35 years. He has dark hair and is wearing glasses in the photo. This suspect appears to be up to ten years younger than the above suspect.

John Doe 24 (far right) – The suspect appears to be a mid-aged White male with a rosy complexion and dark, thinning hair.

Additional images discovered include a photo of a yellow t-shirt containing the outline of a basketball along with the written text “New Market Basketball” and a home with what appears to be yellow siding and an above-ground swimming pool.

The federal bureau of investigation have passed out two photos to media, as well as other still-shots taken from a child porn video. It is unknown which state the suspects are residing in, however, investigators working on this case found many New Market locations in the United States, including in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (as well as Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Minnesota, Ohio and North Carolina).

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact: FBI (800) CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.
The investigation is part of the FBI’s ‘Rescue Me’ initiative and Endangered Child Alert Program. Click here for additional information and other unidentified suspects wanted for their participation in child pornography or child related crimes.

Reward Offered For Missing Arizona Girls

January 30, 2013 – TUSCON, AZ —

Investigators believe one man is the common link in two missing-girl cases.

11-month-old Estella Lovemore went missing this past Sunday, and 2-year-old Caroline Oddo has been missing since November, 2012.

Luis Palacio is officially considered a suspect in one of the cases and a person of interest in the other. Palacio is the biological father of Oddo. He’s also the boyfriend of Lovemore’s mother, Danielle Lovemore.

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The Tucson Police Department issued a felony arrest warrant in Palacio’s name accusing him of custodial interference in Oddo’s case. Meanwhile, Marana police consider Palacio a person of interest in the Lovemore disappearance.

Estella went missing Sunday when her mother reportedly took her from a birthday party at Gymnastics World in Marana. Richter Lewis, Estella’s father, said Child Protective Services told him that Estella had been abducted.

They said my daughter had been abducted by Danielle, and that’s pretty much all I heard about it from them,” Lewis said.

“I didn’t even have a Facebook account until last night, and I’m doing this just to find Ella. My main concern is trying to find my daughter and get her back home.”

Oddo’s mother, Anna Oddo, described Palacio as a violent man who hurt her and embarrassed her on several occasions.

She said she never witnessed Palacio hurting their daughter, but feels he is capable of doing so based on what he’s done to her.

Police say Estella Lovemore has already suffered a broken elbow and multiple bumps and bruises. Police did not determine how she was injured, but CPS removed her from her home.

Police say her mother’s reported abduction of her Sunday only placed her in harm’s way.

Marana Police Sgt. Jose Alvarez says, “Right now we don’t know where she’s at and we’re concerned for her safety. So until we find out further and know that she’s safe, we’re going to call her a missing and endangered person to give her heightened awareness.”

It is not entirely clear that Palacio and Lovemore are together, but police saw the couple together in November when Estella suffered her broken elbow, and Marana police say Lovemore is five months pregnant with Palacio’s child.

A reward up to $1,000 will go to the person whose tip leads to an arrest in each unsolved case.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact: Arizona CrimeStoppers 520-882-7463 (88-CRIME) (If you have information on a possible sighting, contact your local authorities asap.)

Source: Tuscon News Now

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Photo of Danielle Lovemore shows what she would look like with dark hair and sunglasses. This picture was taken from her Facebook page — Many of her public photos are from 2009 however, there is a couple of photos which were posted several months ago. Her profile is for the most part, private. However, she listed herself as a “Babysitter for Jennifer” and has a picture of two young girls as her cover-photo. She also lists under ‘places lived’ both Tuscon, Arizona and Oracle, AZ.

DC Baby Kidnapped 30 Years Ago Still Missing Today

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Above is a photo of April Nicole Williams as a newborn – below is a age-progressed photo of what April may look like at 27 years of age.

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April Williams was born August 17, 1983 in Washington D.C., Baby April was 3 months old when she was kidnapped on December 3, 1983 by an unknown female. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since, nor has her abductor been identified and brought to justice.

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An artist drew a composite sketch based on the description of the unknown abductor. Keep in mind that the description is based on what the kidnapper looked like in 1983, and she may look entirely different now that she’s 30 years older so it’s important to try an focus on certain facial features including the eyes, shape of face, nose, etc. A very good identifying factor is the mole (or birthmark) witnesses said they seen on the woman’s right cheek. She is described as a black female who had reddish hair (at the time), about 5’3” – 5’4”, weight unknown (although she is described as thinner rather than heavy.)

According to police she may have gone by the name “Latoya”, although it may have been a street name or an alias.

Strangers, esp females, who abduct babies are typically rare. When it does happen many speculate that the unknown woman could have fertility issues and may have kidnapped the child to raise as her own. This gives more hope to one day finding April Williams alive. April would be turning 30 this year and could be a mother herself, not realizing the ‘mother’ who raised her was actually a criminal who kidnapped her.

Baby April was last seen wearing a blue sleeper with a red number one along with a pink and white snowsuit. She has a birthmark on her right wrist.

Case Type: Non Family Abduction
DOB: Aug 17, 1983 Sex: Female
Missing Date: Dec 3, 1983 Race: Black
Age Now: 29 Height: 2’0″ (61 cm)
Missing City: WASHINGTON Weight: 11 lbs (5 kg)
Missing State : DC Hair Color: Black
Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Brown
Case Number: NCMC708557

A Facebook page called Are you the kidnapped April Williams? was created and has only gained 98 ‘likes’ despite millions of Facebook users on the internet daily. The abductor could have kidnapped April to raise her as her own child. She would be 30 years old this year and may be a mother herself, not realizing she is a kidnapped victim.

Anyone with information regarding this cold case is asked to please contact:

Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099

Or leave a tip with:

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Felony Warrant For Non-Custodial Mother Who Kidnapped Her Child In Florida On 11/04/06

JESSICA VARGAS BEATRIZ – Victim

Age progressed photo of what Jessica Beatriz may look like at age 9. She will be turning 11 years old on April 17, 2013.

Missing: 11/4/2006
Missing From: Sanford, FL
County: Seminole Age: 10
Age Disappeared: 4
Sex: Female Race: White/Hispanic
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Height: 3′ 00″ Weight: 040

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Name: Leticia Beatriz-Martinez (Suspect)
Missing From: Sanford, FL
County: Seminole Age: 27
Age Disappeared: 21 Age Now: 27
Sex: Female Race: White/Hispanic
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Height: 5′ 02″ Weight: 125

Leticia Martinez is believed to have kidnapped Jessica on November 4, 2006 when the little girl was just four years old.  They were last seen in the area of the 2500 block of South Oak Avenue in Sanford, Florida.

According to police, Martinez is the non-custodial parent of the missing child who police say is believed to be in danger. A felony warrant was issued for Leticia who authorities believe may have travelled to NYC, New York or Mexico.

Martinez was born January 31, 1985 and will be turning 28 in two weeks.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Sanford Police Department at 407-417-7866 or 911

You may also call: The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children – 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Mexico Native Recently Added To FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives

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Mugshot photo of Fidel Urbina

A former auto-mechanic charged with kidnap, rape and murder  has been on the run for over a decade and recently added to FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.

In March of 1998 Fidel Urbina allegedly kidnapped a Chicago woman and brought her to an auto repair shop where he beat and raped her. He then forced her into his car, took her to his house and again beat and raped her. She was eventually able to escape and call police who in return, captured and arrested Urbina. A judge released him on bond in October, 1998 and during that time, Urbina abducted Gabriella Torres, a 22-year-old Chicago woman. He again beat and raped the woman only this time, the victim didn’t make it out alive. She was strangled to death by Urbina and he placed her body in the trunk of a vehicle and drove to Gage Park in the 2300 block of West 50th Street, Chicago, IL and lit the car on fire hoping to destroy any trace of evidence. Fidel Urbina fled and hasn’t been seen since.

“These crimes have demonstrated his violent nature and the need to locate and apprehend Urbina before he can strike again,” said Robert Grant, a FBI agent working on this case. “We are hoping that the publicity associated with this case, along with the significant reward being offered, will lead to his arrest.” 

Both crimes occurred in Chicago, Illinois and both woman were Chicago locals. He has ties to the area and although FBI suspected he fled back to his home Country of Mexico and could be hiding out in Durango, Chihuahua and Juarez, due to ties. FBI also believe it’s possible he snuck back into the U.S. under a different identity. He also most likely altered his appearance to avoid detection.

Aliases used by Fidel Urbina include Lorenzo Maes, Fernando Ramos and Fidel Urbina Aguirre, Fidel Urbina Aguirre, Lorenzo Fidel, Lorenzo M. Maes, Marcos Antonio and Victor Urbina, “Tonorio”, etc.

According to the FBI, Urbina is the 497th person to be placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list since it was established in 1950. He is so dangerous, he replaced former Tennessee fugitive Adam Christopher, a convicted child killer who shot and killed himself in June, 2012 after being confronted by authorities.

Urbina is described as Hispanic male, 6” tall with a medium build and an olive complexion. He weighs roughly 170 pounds. He has black hair and is known to change his hairstyle, brown eyes, and has pockmarks’ and acne on his right cheek. He would have turned 37 last year in 2012.

A reward of $100,000 is being offered for anyone with information that will lead to the capture of Fidel Urbina. Click here to view Urbina’s FBI Poster. — His case has also been featured on America’s Most Wanted. To watch the clip which was last aired on June 15, 2012, click here.

Urbina is considered armed and dangerous and authorities ask you to NOT attempt to confront him, but instead call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Chicago FBI Office at (312) 421-6700 and/or your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Female wanted by NYP for assaulting and robbing a teenager and then taking off with her possessions

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The unidentified female in the two photos above is one of the three suspects wanted by New York Police for jumping a 17-year-old teenager and stealing her iPod and other possessions as she stood alone at a bus-stop at E. Tremont and Crotona avenues in Bronx, NYC at 7pm on December 21, 2012.

All suspects were believed to be female.

The suspect pictured took these two photo’s using the iPod she had stolen from the victim. When the victim accessed her Apple account she discovered the pictures which shows a young black female posing in front of a mirror.

Authorities say the girl appeared to be a teenager around the same age as the victim and about 5’3” tall but other than that, her identity is unknown so they are hoping the public can help in locating and/or identifying her.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to please contact: NYPD’s Crimestoppers (800) 577-TIP