Posts tagged ‘2012’

California Toddler Missing Since October Found Underdressed In Stroller With Woman Claiming To Be The Child’s Grandmother

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Photo of Alouette Day-Moreno-Baltierra, a missing California toddler who was found alive with a woman claiming to be the child’s grandmother at the University of Kentucky in Lexington

LEXINGTON, KY — Two University of Kentucky police officers have found a toddler whose mother reported her missing to the Los Angeles Police Department a couple of months ago.

Campus police officers Jennifer Ockerman and Emily Smith spotted a woman pushing a stroller with a  little girl strapped into the seat on December 27, 2012.  They were concerned because the child was under-dressed in the cold weather. According to reports, she was not wearing shoes, socks or a jacket and without hesitation, the officer’s approached the two of them.

“It was obvious that the infant looked like she had been out in the weather for a while,” University of Kentucky Police Chief Joe Monroe said. “Her face was red, she was showing some signs of potential frostbite or hypothermia. So, we did take the initiative to go ahead and get the child some medical treatment.”

The woman, identified as 62-year-old Maria Baltierra-Dejesus, tried to shield the toddler’s face, claiming to be the her grandmother and refused to answer questions. She was immediately placed under arrest.

The child was identified as 17-month-old Alouette Day-Moreno-Baltierra and upon further investigation, authorities discovered that the Alouette is a missing child from California. Her mother had apparently reported her missing to the Los Angeles Police Department 10 weeks prior on October 15, 2012.

Alouette has been placed in the temporary custody of Kentucky Child Protective Services while Baltierra-Dejesus faces charges of child endangerment and custodial interference. She could face felony charges in California for taking the child.

Meanwhile, authorities are still trying to figure out why Baltierra-Dejesus, who had a New York address, was in Kentucky or whether she really is the child’s grandmother. They did find Alouette’s birth certificate in Baltierra-Dejesus’s possession along with the a passport with evidence showing she tried to leave the country twice.

Baltierra-Dejesus has been “very uncooperative,” said Monroe.

“We’re not sure exactly who she is at this point. We’re still trying to locate that,” Monroe said. “It’s very strange … Honestly, it was just kind a coincidence that she ended up here.”

“This is an example of where the responding officers followed a gut feeling that something just wasn’t right with the situation,” Monroe said Friday.

Alouette Day Moreno Baltierra is said to be doing good and will be reunited with her family soon.

Search for missing ten year old Nevada girl ends after her murdered remains were located in a undeveloped housing tract

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Photo of Jade Morris, 10

LAS VEGAS — Police suspect that a casino worker killed a 10-year-girl before going to a Las Vegas resort and allegedly slashing the face of a co-worker with razor blades.

The search for Jade Morris ended Friday afternoon when officials confirmed that it was her body that was found a day earlier in an undeveloped housing tract. The Clark County coroner’s office said she died of multiple stab wounds,

Jade was last seen Dec. 21 with family friend Brenda Stokes Wilson, who picked her up to go Christmas shopping.

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MUGSHOT: Brenda Wilson

Wilson, 50, returned the car she had borrowed for the outing to a friend two hours later. Jade never came back. Investigators later found blood on the driver’s door and steering wheel of the 2007 Saab sedan.

Later that night, Wilson was wrestled to the ground with razors in each hand after allegedly slashing the face of a female co-worker at the Bellagio casino.

A judge raised her bail to $60,000 from $600,000 Friday morning after she was identified as the prime suspect in the child’s killing.

“It’s no secret the defendant is the suspect in the murder of 10-year-old Jade Morris,” prosecutor Robert Daskas told Senior Clark County District Court Judge Joseph Bonaventure at the hearing.

Later Friday, Las Vegas police homicide Capt. Chris Jones said investigators were still moving forward.

“As soon as we get all the evidence in that we need, we’ll book her on the murder charges,” he said.

Wilson has been jailed since the 21st on felony battery with a weapon, burglary and mayhem charges that could get her decades in prison.

Police said she offered no help in the search for the missing girl. Murder and kidnapping charges could get her life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

On Thursday, Las Vegas police responding to a 911 call found a girl’s body in unkempt brush near palm trees in a small traffic circle about 10 miles from the downtown Las Vegas outlet mall where Stokes was to have taken the girl shopping.

On Friday evening, Jones called the slaying “unfathomable.”

“Even having our jobs, we still can’t wrap our heads around this,” he said. “A lot of people think that just because of our positions we can understand it, but we can’t.”

In court Friday morning, Wilson stood flanked by eight police officers as her lawyer, Tony Liker, clutching a Bible and a copy of the charging documents, asked the judge to postpone arraignment until Wednesday to give him time to meet with Wilson.

Wilson, who had been identified by police and prosecutors as Brenda Stokes, told the judge Friday that her full name was Brenda Stokes Wilson.

Jade’s father, Philip Morris, was removed from court Wednesday by armed court officers after shouting questions about his daughter’s whereabouts to Wilson. He did not attend Friday’s hearing.

The two dated for several years, and Jade had a long and trusting relationship with Wilson, according to the girl’s grandfather, Philip Tucker.

Tucker said Philip Morris lived in Billings, Mont., and worked at a Flying J truck stop for more than a year. He would stay with Wilson when he visited Las Vegas, Tucker said.

Authorities have not disclosed a motive for the slaying. But Tucker said Wilson appeared to believe that the face-slashing victim had become romantically involved with Philip Morris.

Wilson picked up Jade for their shopping expedition around 5 p.m. Later, she got a ride with a friend to the Bellagio. She allegedly attacked her co-worker, Joyce Rhone, at around 9:30 p.m.

Rhone, 44, was hospitalized with deep cuts on her face, including one from her ear to the edge of her mouth.

Wilson told investigators that she visited her doctor last week, seeking to be admitted to a hospital “due to feeling like she wanted to hurt someone.”

 Source: Huffingtonpost

Case of a Missing Toddler Kidnapped Five Decades Ago In New Jersey Reopened

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Left photo shows Billy Jones shortly before he vanished and the right photo is an age-progressed photo of what little Billy might look like as a grown adult

Name: Billy Jones
Hair: Blondish/Brown Eyes: Blue
Height: 3’6″ (at time of disappearance)
Weight: 35 pounds (at time of disappearance)
Race and Gender: Caucasian Male

Date of disappearance: 12/17/62
Location: Vineland, New Jersey

William “Billy” Jones, Jr. was born in Bridgetown, NJ on March 5, 1959. Shortly after, his family moved to 302 Taylor Ave, which was a ‘nice’ neighborhood in Cumberland County, in Vineland.

Like many children, Billy, who was three months shy of his 4th birthday, and his younger sister, Jill Jones, were energetic and enjoyed playing outside. On December 17, 1962, the 3-year-old asked his mother if he could play outside with his sister. It was a snowy day that Winter and the two youngsters were spotted by a neighbor at 11:45am, bundled up in their snowsuits, playing outside the (neighbors) house. The neighbor suggested that the two youngsters go home.

During this time, Billy’s mother was preoccupied. She was feeding her infant and noticed Billy was gone when she heard a knock at the door around 12:45pm and opened the door to find Jill standing alone, carrying a plastic bottle.  Barely two at the time, Jill was unable to communicate fully but managed to tell her mother that “the bogeyman” took Billy. She went outside looking for Billy. He had suddenly vanished and the only known witness was to young to speak full sentences and explain what had occurred.

The police were called immediately and they did door-to-door interviews but no one claimed to have seen the young boy or anything unusual. Police, firefighters, National Guard, and hundreds of volunteers searched locally for days on foot, boat and by air. The tot’s disappearance became national news and many believed a child predator was responsible.

But despite the attention of media, Billy’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Billy reportedly had a dime in his pocket that was given to him by his mother earlier that morning. Both parents have since passed away.

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Jones family home – Photo taken in 1965, three years after Billy went missing

Click here for additional photos of Billy Jones

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Photo of Jill Jones, now 52, speaking about her brother’s disappearance during an interview

The missing tot is one of the many children who are listed on the FBI website and in 2009, authorities reopened this case, which is one of the oldest unsolved cases of a missing child under 5  in the state of New Jersey.

‘We’re just trying to find out if anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts or if anyone might know who may have been involved in his disappearance,’ FBI Special Agent John Mesisca told FoxNews.com. ‘Back then, he was last seen wearing a snowsuit … What we’re trying to do is get the word out and develop any new leads and resolve the case in any way we can.’

Jill Jones, now a grown woman, still wonders what happened to her brother. The now 52-year-old believes her brother is still alive and believes whoever took him, was trying to replace a lost/deceased child.

‘It’s a gut feeling for me, I know he’s alive,’ she told FoxNews.com. ‘There’s never been a body found, never been anything found. I don’t believe he’s dead.’  She goes on to say, ‘I really believe that,’ she said. ‘I don’t think he was murdered. I really believe someone lost a child and they took Billy to replace him.

Jones has put alot of thought into that Winter day, evening going as far as seeing a hypnotist.

The family had a pet dog at the time, named “Babycakes” and according to Jones, Billy had a special bond with him. Authorities say Billy loved dog’s in general, and would do anything for dogs, so it’s possible that someone with an animal, a dog in particular, could have easily lured the toddler away.

According to the FBI website, Billy was last seen wearing a light blue or grayish snowsuit with a navy collar and silver buttons, a hat that matched his snowsuit and tan high-top crepe-soled shoes with yellow laces. He also has a vaccination scar which is shaped like a giraffe on the back of his left arm between his elbow and shoulder. He would have turned 53 years old this year.

‘I do believe he’s still out there, I just don’t know how to find him,’ said Jones ‘Maybe this is the year.’

If you have any information regarding this cold case you’re asked to please contact:

Vineland Police Department (New Jersey) 1-856-696-1212 or contact: The National Center of Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Unsolved Disappearance of Rachel Conger, A Henry County Mother, Remains Unsolved

 

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Photo of Rachel Lyn Conger last seen in Henry County

PARIS, TENNESSEE — Rachel Conger was a thirty year old mother of one who lived in Como, TN with her daughter. She was last seen in Paris, TN on March 13, 2008 in a Ford F-150 with her ex-husband. A store’s surveillance video spotted the truck passing by at 8:07am on West Wood Street and Swan Bay cell-phone tower has a recorded call coming in from Rachel’s phone at 9:30am with her estranged husband answering the call. By 10:15am, the husband was seen alone at his home which is roughly twenty miles from where the phone-call had taken place

She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Three days after her disappearance, on March 16, 2008, her estranged husband committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Henry County Sheriff’s Department believes Rachel was killed in a murder-suicide by her husband but no body has ever been located to prove that theory and her case remains unsolved.

Rachel’s family miss her very much and are desperate for answers. They have put alot of effort and held many vigils, both online and offline, but still haven’t received any closure.

Bring Rachel Conger Home (Myspace Page)

Loved ones set up a site titled Bring Rachel Home and the missing woman’s mother also created an account on Peace4Missing.Ning.com —

The most recent post on ‘Bring Rachel Home’ was published on March 13, 2012, exactly four years since the mother of one disappeared. The post reads:

We are remembering Rachel today. She has been missing for four years today. Please say a prayer that Rachel is found and say a prayer for comfort for her family.

Your Loved One lives In Your Heart
Many tender memories soften your grief,
May fond recollection bring you relief,
And may you find comfort and peace in the thought
Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought…
For time and space can never divide
Or keep your loved one from your side
When memory paints in colors true
The happy hours that belonged to you.

Rachel (nicknamed Railyn) was born October 11, 1977 and would have turned 34 this year. She is described as a Caucasian female with naturally brown hair which was dyed blonde at the time of her disappearance, green eyes, standing 5’2 inches tall and weighing approximately 130lbs. She was last seen wearing a burgundy tank top with pink lettering and black sweat-pants.

Rachel’s nose and tounge are pierced, she has breast implants and a metal implant in her jaw. She has several tattoos including the name ”Mia Maria” and a paw print on her right ankle, a butterfly tattoo also on her ankle, the name ”Solly Shai” and a paw print on her left ankle, the name ”Lynnia Lane” with a paw print on her left ankle, a lady bug on the top of her foot and a butterfly on a vine which is located on her back.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Henry County Sheriff’s Department  (731)-642-1672

Female Fugitives Wanted By Authorities in Florida

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DOB: 12/09/1982
W/F 5’6″
Statewide Prosecution: Organized Fraud

Wanted for:
Organized Fraud, Money Laundering.

Last known address:
Last known address: 15617 SW 38th Terrace, Miami, FL

Alias(es):

Additional Information:
Accused of obtaining fraudulent refunds from various retail stores in Florida, Ohio, and Texas using fraudulent names, addresses, and multiple state IDs.

Report a tip at My Florida Legal

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Taylenis Alvarado

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Location: Dade County, Miami, FL

Taylenis Alvarado is most wanted by Florida Department of Corrections Absconder Unit for violation of her terms of probation. Alvarado was originally convicted of robbery with the use of a deadly weapon. Sentenced to three years supervised probation in Miami, Dade County, Florida, Alvarado, disappeared 15 months after her release.

Alvarado is described as:

Birth Date: February 7, 1981
Age Now: 32
Height: 5’3″
Weight: 115 pounds
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Sex: Female
Race: Hispanic
DOC Number: M37639
Taylenis Alvarado is known to use the alias, Taylenis Maymir.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Taylenis Alvarado please contact: Florida Department of Correction’s Absconder Unit at (850) 410-3437 (weekdays 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M, or your local law enforcement agency.)

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Barreto-Maysonet, Virginia Maria

Name: Barreto-Maysonet, Virginia Maria
DOB: 03/14/1979
H/F 5’00”
Statewide Prosecution: Narcotics

Wanted for:
Pled to Conspiracy to Traffic in Heroin, 14 Grams or More and Trafficking in Heroin, 14 Grams or More.

Last known address:
LKA: 8303 FORT THOMAS WAY, ORLANDO FL

Alias(es):

Additional Information:
Country of Birth is Puerto Rico. Failed to appear for her sentencing. Faces minimum mandatory of 15 years up to 60 years in prison upon her capture.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please leave a tip at: My Florida Legal

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Myriam-Ramirez-Jaramillo

Name: Jaramillo, Myriam Ramirez
DOB: 02/02/1960
Race/Gender: Hispanic Female
Statewide Prosecution: RICO

Wanted for:
Racketeering, Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering

Definition of Racketeering – A person who commits crimes such as extortion, loansharking, bribery, and obstruction of justice in furtherance of illegal business

Last known address:
LKA: 6813 Villa De Costa Dr., Apt. 0-106, Orlando, FL

Alias(es): Myriam Rareiz, Miriam Ramirez

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ramirez please contact authorities or leave a tip by clicking here.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

 Hoping everybody has a wonderful, safe Christmas!

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ho-ho-hoAND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Police in Maine are baffled after two young men mysteriously disappeared one week ago after a small party

12/26/12 UPDATE –

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of two friends that has baffled police deepened when their clothes were discovered on the rocks of a small island off the coast of Maine yesterday.

Zachary Wells, 21, and Prescott Wright, 23, were last seen hanging out at a home in the seaside community on Thursday, police chief Craig Sanford said.

The breakthrough in one of the strangest cases police have seen came when authorities discovered the clothing, including one item that was marked to indicate that it belonged to one of the men said Sanford. (click link for full updated article by Dailymail)

Police find discarded clothes of two student friends who vanished in the night in ‘one of the strangest cases cops have ever seen’

 

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  • Zachary Wells and Prescott Wright last seen at house party on Wednesday at approximately 12am
  • Did not turn up to classes on Thursday or Friday
  • Left their phones, wallets and vehicles at the house
  • Police do not suspect foul play but searches have turned up nothing

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Missing: Zachary Wells, 21, (above) and Prescott Wright, 23, (below) vanished after a party on Wednesday night

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Police have been left baffled after two friends mysteriously vanished without a trace following a small party at one of their homes five days ago.

Zachary Wells, 21, and Prescott Wright, 23, were last seen drinking beer at Wells’ home in Kennebunkport, Maine around midnight on Wednesday.

But when one of Wells’ roommates went downstairs to turn off a radio at 4am, neither man was there.

When they did not turn up for classes at The Landing School – where they were learning boat building and yacht design – in Arundel on Thursday and Friday, administrators called the police.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE written and published by Dailymail.co.uk

Abigail Olafson has been located SAFE

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12/27/12 UPDATE – Abigail Olafson, the fourteen year old Ontario teenager who went missing on December 20th has been found safe and is back home with family.

Abigail Olafson, 14, of Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada, has been missing for several days. The Canadian teen was last seen Thursday December 20, 2012 when her mother, Cindy Bond, dropped her off at a doctor’s appointment around 9am. Abigail left the appointment and headed for school but disappeared sometime after school rang out.

Abigail, who has an autoimmune disorder, may be in danger because she’s not getting her medication. Ms. Bond is turning to Facebook for help and posted this morning that her daughter also has hypothyroidism and hypoglycemia.

Ms. Bond posted a plea on Magic 99.9 (Magic Thunder Bay) which is a Facebook page for a local radio show. In the post she wrote:

My 14 year old daughter Abigail Olafson is missing in Thunder Bay ON since December 20. I had seen her last at 9 am. When dropped off at a doctor’s appt. She was last seen at school. She did not come home after school. My daughter is auto-immune, many condition go along with it. She has hypothyroidism really bad and does not have her medication. She also has hypoglycemia. Many other conditions I am not going to list as they are not as serious. She is 5’4″ 115 lbs Red/brown hair that is just past her shoulders and blue eyes. She has a scar on her left eyelid and one on her left cheek from a dog bite. She has a piecing on her right lip. She has stretchers in her ears. She was last wearing a slim fit dark brown leather jacket, skinny jeans and black ugg style boots. She has a striped dark coloured ethnic backpack with medium tan coloured leather straps.

Photo of Abigail which was also posted by Cindy Bond

Abigail is described as standing about 5’4″ tall and weighing approximately 115 pounds, with auburn brown hair and blue eyes. She has a lip piercing, a scar on her left cheek and was last seen wearing a brown leather jacket, black Ugg-style boots and skinny jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Thunder Bay Police at 807-684-1200 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Moment of Silence One Week After Sandy Hook Massacre

Overcome: Sarah Baroody, pictured, holds her daughter Sophia's hand and cries while observing a moment of silence as bells rang 26 times in Newtown

Sarah Baroody, pictured, holds her daughter Sophia’s hand and cries while observing a moment of silence as bells rang 26 times in Newtown

Support: Joe Saleem, right, remembers the victims during a minute's silence

Support: Joe Saleem, right, remembers the victims during a minute’s silence

Remembering: Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy, centre, stands with others on the steps of Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am

Remembering: Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy, centre, stands with others on the steps of Edmond Town Hall during a moment of silence and ringing of church bells at 9:30am

Memorials: A woman visits a roadside memorial before a moment of silence in Sandy Hook village December 21, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut

Memorials: A woman visits a roadside memorial before a moment of silence in Sandy Hook village December 21, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut

Names: A man kneels at a picket fence with the names of shooting victims during a moment of silence in Sandy Hook village

Names: A man kneels at a picket fence with the names of shooting victims during a moment of silence in Sandy Hook village

Rescue: Members of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue department hug after a moment of silence in Sandy Hook village

Moment of silence: Members of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue department hug after a moment of silence in Sandy Hook village

12/21/12 Dailymail.co.uk article – 

Americans remember Sandy Hook school shooting victims with a moment of silence a week after massacre that shook the nation

North Dakota Girl’s Disappearance Remains Unsolved

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Photo of Reachelle Marie Smith, then 3

NCMEC Case Number: NCMC1044761  Age-progressed photo showing what Reachelle might look like at 9 years of age

Missing Since: 05/17/06
Missing from Minot, North Dakota
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 09/10/02
Age at disappearance: 3
Height: 3’4″
Weight: 40 lbs.
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Race: White
Gender: Female

MINOT, ND – Reachelle Smith, nicknamed ‘peanut’ by her loved ones, has been missing for six years.  In 2006, she was living with her aunt, who was her guardian,  and a roommate Leigh Cowen, in Minot, North Dakota.

Reachelle went to bed at approximately 10:30p.m on the night of May 17, 2006. The following Morning her aunt went to wake her up. She was gone. Cowen stated that Reachelle would be spending a few days with his mother. At first, the aunt thought nothing of it because of the close bond between her niece and Cowen’s grandmother.

Several days later, on May 22nd, 2006, Cowen Reachelle’s aunt’s van and when she found out, she phoned the police to file 3 missing person reports. One for Reachelle, Cowen and the van.  Cowen was located dead in the van in an apparent suicide, at the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge northwest of Minot. Reachelle was not inside the van. Extensive interviews and searches for Reachelle yielded no clues. The deceased roommate is considered a prime suspect in her disappearance but without a confession or a body, some fear this case will never be solved.  She would be turning ten this past September and would be in the fourth grade. A newly made 10th birthday tribute was created for the missing girl.

Family members are holding out hope that one day she will be found alive.

A Myspace page set-up titled: – Bring Reachelle Home is believed to have been created by close family members. The page has poems, photos and a plea asking the public for help. Under the ‘about me’ section, it says:

Reachelle was nicknamed “Peanut” when she was born because she was so small. At times, if you asked her name she would say “I’m Peanut”. It took her family a long time to get her to realize that Peanut was just a nick name. She always knew her family loved her. When it came down to it, it was the family’s love that opened a window for someone to come in. Leigh was considered one of the family. Completely trusted and loved. He used the trust of the family to take Reachelle from a home that had so much love for her. The last time the family saw Peanut, she was 3. No words can describe how the family still aches for their Peanut to be brought home. Peanut’s family asks that if there is anyone who might think they saw her, know they saw her or anything, to please, come forward. Send a message to this site or contact the Minot Police Department at (701)852-0111. Any and all help is greatly appreciated to help bring Peanut home. –From the Family — “We miss you and think about you every day Peanut. No matter of time is going to diminish the love we have for you. We will not stop looking for you until you are home.”

Remember her face. Remember her name. Add one of the “Bring Reachelle Home” banners or a link to this page to your profile, website, forum signature, e-mail signature, anything. Send her photo and story around via e-mail. Please help spread her story, name, and photo across the world.

Thank you so much for your time, help, and kind words. We greatly appreciate it.

Reachelle’s case was featured on America’s Most Wanted

Click here to view Reachelle Smith’s FBI missing persons poster.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact: Minot Police Department – (701) 852-0111