Posts tagged ‘April 2013’

Authorities in Florida and Louisiana Have Issued An Alert For Two Children Abducted By Their Non Custodial Parents (UPDATED!)

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UPDATE – According to Yahoo News Joshua and Sharyn Hakken have been arrested after fleeing to Cuba with their non custodial children Chase Hakken, 2, and Cole, 4, whom were kidnapped on April 4, 2013 at their grandmothers Tampa, Florida home where they resided.

The suspects fled on a boat named “Salty” and sailed to Cuba where they were located and apprehended.

Both boys have been returned to their grandparents who has full custodial rights.

Joshua and Sharyn Hakken will appear in court Thursday, April 18, 2013 for the first time to face charges including kidnapping, child neglect, false imprisonment, burglary and interference with custody.

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Joshua Michael Hakken, 34, was listed as Endangered Missing on the Louisiana State Police Facebook page three days ago. After doing more research it appears as if he along with his wife, Sharyn Patricia Hakken, 34, kidnapped their two children, Chase Hakken, 2, and Cole Hakken, 4 from their grandmother who had custody of both boys in Tampa, FL.

The abduction occurred on the morning of April 4, 2013 and later that same day the Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an AMBER Alert for both missing boys.

Both suspects are the biological parents of the two victims however, neither have any custodial rights.

The children may be traveling to or through Louisiana since their abductors have ties to the Slidell area which is the reason for the Louisiana alert. The suspects may be driving in a black 2006 GMC pickup bearing University of Florida license plate U95KT.

The suspects description:

  • Joshua Hakken stands 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Sharyn Hakken stands 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has blue-green eyes and short, curly brown hair.

The victims description:

  • Cole Hakken (bottom lefr) stands 3 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 44 pounds.
  • Chase Hakken (bottom right) stands 3 feet tall and weighs 33 pounds. Both youths have brown hair and brown eyes.

Citizens are advised not to approach the two suspects. Instead, call 911, your local law enforcement agency or the Hillsborough County, Fla., sheriff’s office at (813) 247-8200.

Several Unidentified Females Found In 2009 In Pima County, AZ

In 2009 there have been many discoveries regarding unidentified remains in the Pima County, Arizona area. No composite sketches have been created however, there are many similarities including the race, sex and area in which the victims were found. Also, some of the remains have been in the area months prior to discovery.

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Jane Doe #1 – The remains of victim #1 were found by hunters on November 12, 2009 in a remote desert area in Amado, Pima County, Arizona. 

Race: Hispanic Sex: Female
Estimated Date of Death: Months prior.
State of Remains: Not recognizable – Partial remains with soft tissues.
Cause of Death: Unable to determine.
Estimated Age: 15-22 years old.
Approximate Height and Weight: 5’0″ to 5’4″
Weight: Unknown
Hair and Eye Color: Brown hair and unknown eye color.
Clothing: Black pants with a pouch sewn into waistband, shirt with sequin,
silver-colored braided/woven belt with silver-colored rings on belt, green shorts,
red underpants, gray socks, purple and gray shoes, and three black
and three colored hair ties.
Dentals: X-rays and photographs are available. Teeth #1 and #16 are not fully erupted.
Tooth #11 is rotated distally 90 degrees, composite ML. Tooth #19 is composite F. Tooth #30
is composite F, O.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office
Bruce Anderson
1-520-243-8600
Agency Case Number: ML09-02314; NamUs 6406

Jane Doe #2 – The skeletal remains of victim #2 were discovered by minutemen on November 4, 2009, just one week prior to Jane Doe # 1 being found. This unidentified female is also being described as Hispanic and was also found in a desert area of Casa Grande in Pima County.

Estimated Time of Death: Months prior.
State of Remains: Not recognizable – Partial skeletal parts only.
Cause of Death: Unknown.
Estimated Age: 30-45 years old.
Approximate Height: 4’11” to 5’3″
Hair: Wavy, bleached blonde hair, 24″ long.
Eye Color: Unknown
Marks/Scars: Monochromatic tattoo on the posterior right shoulder
with the inscription “La Santa Muerte” and a figure wearing a hooded robe
holding a scythe.
Clothing: Black denim pants with stars on back pockets, long-sleeved
cotton shirt, black belt, black bra, black panties, black sock with multi-colored
stripes, and athletic shoes.
Dentals: X-rays and photographs are available. Tooth #22 is rotated distally.
Other: Also located with the victim were an “Ace Wrap” elastic bandage, and a
manila envelope containing three pieces of paper with written numbers.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office
Bruce Anderson
1-520-243-8600
Agency Case Number: ML09-02305; NamUs 6416

Jane Doe #3 –  The partial remains of a young Hispanic female were found on October 15, 2009 in a desert area in San Miguel Village known for undocumented migrant traffic (immigration).

Estimated Date of Death: 2004-2007.
State of Remains: Not recognizable – Partial skeletal parts only.
Cause of Death: Unknown.

Estimated Age: 16-21 years old.
Approximate Height and Weight: 5’3″ to 5’7″ and unknown weight.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Unknown hair and eye color.
Clothing: “Tallino” brand jacket (size M), and “76,” “Z,” or “Zeta” brand shoe.
Dentals: X-rays and photographs are available. Mandible not located.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office
Bruce Anderson
1-520-243-8600

Agency Case Number: ML09-02128; NamUs 6413

Jane Doe #4 – The remains of a young female victim were found on September 27, 2009 by a jogger walking his dog in Little Tucson Village. The race of the victim is unknown however she is believed to be in her teenage years.

Estimated Date of Death: Months prior.
State of Remains: Not recognizable – Partial skeletal parts only.
Inventory: Cranium, C1, C2 fragment, R ribs 1 and 2, L rib 1.
Cause and Manner of Death: Unknown.
Vital Statistics
Estimated Age: 14-18 years old.
Approximate Height and Weight: Unknown.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Hair and eye color are unknown. Race is unknown.
Clothing: None located.
Dentals: X-rays and photographs are available. Mandible was not recovered. Teeth #6, #7,
and #10 fragmentary. Tooth #16 not erupted. Teeth #8 and #9 have mesial caries.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office
Bruce Anderson
1-520-243-8600

Agency Case Number: ML09-02024; NamUs 6392

More Pima County Unidentified Cases;

Victim discovered on August 9, 2009 in Robles Junction, Pima County, Arizona.
Victim discovered on July 13, 2009 in Green Valley, Pima County, Arizona.
Victim discovered on April 6, 2009 in Sasebe, Pima County, Arizona.

Paige Aiello, NJ College Student Missing Since Tuesday After Her Purse Was Found On The George Washington Bridge

paige-aielloPaige Aiello, 22, is a college senior who had been working two jobs and preparing to attend Rutgers Law School this fall when she suddenly went missing three days ago.

The honor student was last seen Tuesday March 9, 2013 by her father, Christopher Aiello and about two hours later her mother noticed her vehicle had been taken without her permission. Authorities said the car was found at a parking garage near a train station in a New Brunswick and later that same night her purse and car keys were discovered by a passerby on the south walkway of the George Washington bridge in NYC, which has her parents very worried. They have tried reaching her on her mobile phone numerous times to no avail.

‘Please get a phone,’ Christopher Aiello said ‘Call because we need you and want to see you again.’

Paige had recently moved back to her parents home to be with her family after struggling to deal with stress of her busy schedule, her family said. Her father believes her 22nd birthday, which was to be celebrated yesterday, could be a motive to her disappearance.

‘With her birthday coming and with the fact that she was distraught, [maybe] she just wanted to be missing and not celebrate during this time,’ Mr Aiello told NBC. ‘I really don’t know what to think.’

He also said that his daughter was the captain of the school’s woman’s tennis team and described her as being a ‘high achiever” and was dealing with alot of stress prior to her disappearance.

“She has been all-conference and has been accepted into approximately nine law schools for next year,” he said. “It’s maybe just too much.”

“She had hit almost like a wall where she felt she was not maybe either worthy of all this or she just couldn’t handle it. So the message that at least I’ve been saying all day is not only do we have to be watching our children that are not doing well and getting in trouble but we have to see and watch the kids that are the over-achievers. They have a self-imposed stress,” Aiello said. “She did express stress.”

NYPD have scanned the water below the bridge but have so far found no trace of the missing student. Christopher Aiello said he had been briefed by the Port Authority Police Thursday afternoon that no witnesses had reported seeing anyone jumping from the bridge, which gives many hope that she will be found alive.

Paige is described as a White female with long brown hair, brown eyes and a thin frame. She appears to have light freckles on her face.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re urged to please contact the phone numbers listed on Paige’s poster above.

Portland Sisters Still Missing Twelve Years After Their Mother Was Found Murdered In A Nevada Desert

shaina-ashley-kirkpatrickPhoto of Shaina taken shortly before her 2001 disappearance.

Classification: Endangered Missing
Full Name: Shaina Ashley Kirkpatrick
Date of Birth: April 27, 1999
Date of Disappearance: April 4, 2001
Missing From: Portland, OR
Age Then: 1
Current Age: 13
Race: White Sex: Female
Height: 3’0″ Weight: 24 pounds
Hair Color: Blonde Eye Color: Blue
Marks/Scars: Shaina has a triangle-shaped birthmark on the back of her head

NCMEC Case Number: NCMC911559

 

SHAINA ASHLEY KIRKPATRICKAge progressed photo showing what Shaina may have looked liked at 7 years old. She will be turning 14 in a few weeks.

Exactly one week ago today marked the 12th anniversary since the disappearance of Shaina Kirkpatrick, then 1, and her newborn baby sister, Shausha.

Kimyala Henson, the mother of both girls, had planned to take them on vacation to Sacramento, California and they were being joined by Henson’s friend, Christina Mayer and a man whom Mayer introduced as her husband, Curtis. They left their Portland home on April 4, 2001 enroute to Sacramento and although they are believed to have made it to California it is unclear if they made it to Sacramento.

It has been confirmed that on April 5, 2001, less than 24 hours after leaving their Portland home Henson and her daughters had travelled to Redding, California and were seen at Shasta’s Lodge with both Mayer and Oehring. This was the last confirmed sighting of the two girls and the last time their mother would be seen alive.

Henson’s murdered remains were located on April 29, 2001 in a Nevada desert but Shaina and Shausha’s whereabouts are still unknown.

Steven Kirkpatrick, the boyfriend of Henson and the father of both Shaina and Shausha had told authorities that both he and Henson had never met Curtis prior to April 2001 and police would soon learn that ‘Curtis’ was in fact Frank Oehring, a fugitive from Missouri who had a warrant out for his arrest at the time due to attempting to murder his ex-wife. According to his former wife Henson had led a group of Satanists and Mayer was a member.

Just over two weeks after both girls disappeared, on April 20, 2001, both Mayer and Oehring were discovered in a vehicle at a rest stop in Collier County, FL. Mayer was dead upon discovery after being shot to death and Oehring was near death suffering from a gun shot wound to the head. He died just days later at the hospital.

It was determined that Oehring was responsible in what police have called a ‘murder/suicide’. He also left behind letters detailing their plan to steal Henson’s birth certificate. Mayer had assumed the murdered woman’s identity in Las Vegas, NV shortly after they met up with her in Oregon. Nothing in the letter indicated they were responsible for the murder of Henson nor the disappearance of her two daughters however, common sense and the circumstantial evidence points to them and police believe they had something to do with it.

They two girls are considered at risk.

Shausha-Latine-Hensonshausha-hensonBoth photos are of Shausha as an infant. The first one is a photo taken at the hospital after her January 2001 birth, and the second photo shows Shausha as a 2 month old, her age when she went missing. Artists were unable to create an age progressed photo due to her age and lack of details.

Full Name: Shausha Latine Henson
Date of Birth: January 26, 2001
Age Then: 2 months
Current Age: 12
Race: White Sex: Female
Height: 24 inches Weight: 16 pounds
Hair: Brown Eye: Unknown (believed to be brown)
Marks/Scars: Shausha has a red mark on the top / side of her head and had suffered a broken collarbone at birth NCMEC Case #: NCMC911559

FBI in Portland have been investigating this double disappearance and both girls are listed under FBI Missing Persons list.

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

Portland Police Department (503) 823-0479
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Joshua Hakken Located In Cuba By CNN Reporter, Says He’s Father Wanted For Abducting 2 Sons (HuffingtonPost)

Children Kidnapped FloridaA CNN reporter claims to have located and talked to the man wanted for abducting two children and sailing them to Cuba.

Reporter Patrick Oppmann says he found suspect Joshua Hakken at a Havana marina and confirmed that he was the father of 4-year-old Cole and 2-year-old Chase Hakken, who arrived in Cuba on Monday.

Joshua Hakken wouldn’t answer any questions, and Cuban security reportedly told Oppmann to leave. But Oppmann also claims he saw a child on Hakken’s boat, as well as a woman matching the description of Hakken’s wife.

Authorities allege that Hakken entered his mother-in-law’s home in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday, tied her up and left with Cole and Chase. From there the family took the treacherous journey from Florida to Cuba.

The boys had been living with Hakken’s mother-in-law since last year after Hakken lost custody of them due to drug possession charges. Police say he tried to abduct them before, by taking them from a foster home at gunpoint.

It’s yet unclear what, if anything, authorities can do to retrieve the family from Cuba. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are investigating.

Source: Huffington Post

Surveillance Video Showing Missing Brown University Student Shortly Before He Vanished

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FBI, Providence Police and the Department of Public Safety have been searching for a missing Brown University student who disappeared over two weeks ago in Providence, Rhode Island. They are hoping that new surveillance footage showing the young man walking will help in locating him.

Sunil Tripathi, 22, vanished without a trace on the morning of Saturday, March 16, 2013 shortly after walking out of his apartment near Angell Street in Providence. He left behind his possessions including a mobile phone, wallet and other personal belongings.

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Surveillance camera showing what is believed to be Tripathi on both March 14th (left) and March 16th (right)

Aside from the surveillance footage police have very little to go on. They have been following up on every tip that comes forward but so far have turned up empty.

‘We don’t have a direction, we don’t have a possible area,’ Det. Mark Sacco, of the Providence Police Department, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. ‘That is the strange part of the case – it starts and ends in his room.’

The missing student’s siblings have been conducting many searches in the local area looking for their youngest brother. Their searches have taken them to coffee shops, stores, homeless shelters, soup kitchens hospital and morgues. They recently appeared on ABC News to talk about their concern.

Sunil is a Indian-American male, 6’2″ tall, weighing roughly 130 pounds. He is described as bright, outgoing and very social and his disappearance is highly unusual.

A Facebook page, Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi, has been set up by those closest to the young man.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Providence Police Department / Det Mark Sacco (401) 641-8691

A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the location of Donovan R. Cowart

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Photo of Donovan Cowart

The George County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who has been missing since January.

Donovan Ray Cowart, 26, was last seen by family on January 13, 2013 in George County, Mississippi.

According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, Cowart’s family made an official missing person’s report on Monday, March 18, 2013 after failing to get in touch with him.

It’s been over six weeks and now family has offered the public $3,000 for information that will lead investigators to the location of Cowart.

According to relatives they just “want him home.”

Numerous tips have been called into the Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers and the Sheriff’s Office and have all been checked out. Search warrants had been obtained and acted upon but turned up no information as to the whereabouts of Cowart.

George County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Shonna Pierce said tips are coming in everyday and they’re following up on each one.

“We are checking out every lead,” Pierce said.

Donovan Cowart is described as a White male, 5’7” tall, weighing 200 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

FBI Safe Streets Tasks Force of Jackson is assisting the George County Sheriff’s Department in the search for Cowart.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
George County Sheriff’s Office (601) 947-4811 and/or (601) 947-9156 after 5:00 p.m
Mobile County Sheriff’s Office at (251) 574-6397.
Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898