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MILWAUKEE; Two Children, Olivia Erkins and Samaria Johnson, Missing Since Saturday Night


Pictured left; Olivia Right; Samaria

Police in Wisconsin are trying to locate two children who’ve been missing since Yesterday night.

Olivia Erkins, 4, and Samaria Johnson, 9, both sisters, were last seen Saturday, March 23, 2013 when their parents put them to bed at 10:30PM at their Milwaukee home. When they went to check on them fifteen minutes later both were gone.

Police say it appears as if the children took their winter coats with them when they left. There was no sign of a break in.

Olivia is described as a black female, 3’0″, weighing approximately 30 pounds with short braids in her hair. She was last seen wearing an aqua blue winter jacket with black and white checkers.

Samaria is described as a black female, 4’0″ tall, weighing 55 pounds. She also had braids in her hair and took her lime-green winter jacket .

Anyone with information regarding this case are urged to please contact:
Milwaukee Police Department (414) 935-7360.

St. Clair County Teen Missing After Meeting A Man She Had Met Online

isha-grier-missing-michiganMichigan State Police are asking the public for help locating a teen who went missing after going meeting an adult man she had met on the Internet.

Family members last seen 15-year-old Isha Grier on February 26, 2013 leaving their Capac home to head to Crossroads Alternative School, where she was a student. She hasn’t made contact with her mother or sisters which is highly unusual.

According to MSPD, the unidentified man met up with Grier and took her to a Roseville motel. Police became aware of this after checking her Facebook account which shows no activity since February 26th, the day she was last seen.

Michigan State Police Detective Patrick Young told the Macomb Daily that she was ‘hooking up with an adult male on Facebook and doesn’t own a phone’ .

A witness claims to have seen Grier on the Morning of February 27th in her hometown of Capac. The witness sighting isn’t confirmed however, and if it was the missing teen then that was the last known sighting.

According to police, Grier attended Mount Clemens highschool prior to switching to Crossroads. Her Facebook account still shows her listed as attending Mt. Clemens. She may have contact in that area. Alot of her activity is set to private but photos are made public and the last known photos she uploaded were that of an unidentified infant.

The photo above is Isha Grier’s default photo on Facebook. The photo below is another picture which shows the teen without makeup and with her hair up in a pony-tail.


  • Full Name: Isha Grier (although some reports have her name spelt Isha Greir)
  • Missing Date: 02/26/13
  • Missing From:
  • Capac
  • Mussey Township
  • St. Clair County, MI
  • Age: 15
  • Race: Black Sex: Female
  • Height: 5’5″
  • Weight: 150 pounds
  • Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
  • Clothing: She was last seen wearing a black shirt with a plaid jacket and black and white zebra-striped pants.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re urged to please contact:
Michigan State Police Department (586) 615-1359.

Terrilynn Monnette, Missing New Orleans School Teacher Has Been Located Deceased


June 7, 2013 UPDATE — Sadly, 26-year-old Terri Monnette has been found deceased 98 days after she was last seen leaving Parlay’s Bar, a local bar in New Orleans, Louisiana.

For months Slidell police, family, friends and volunteers have been scouring City Park and the surrounding areas looking for the young woman and this past Saturday she was located by Mark Michaud, the leader of the Slidell Police Department’s dive team.

Michaud, 49, had gone to Bayou St. John on his 17-foot boat during his free time. Scanning the waters with a portable sonar device, he found a submerged car close to a bridge at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Wisner Boulevard.  He then grabbed his gear, dove in and saw a black Honda Accord – the same make and model as Monnette’s car. He then studied the license plate. It read, “WUN 494.”

It was Monnette’s car, and instead was a badly decomposed body in the driver’s seat — It was Terri Lynn Monnette. Cause of death: Drowning.

Rewind to 98 days: It was a Saturday night, March 2, 2013 and the West Bank elementary school teacher had been hanging out at Parlay’s bar in Eastern New Orleans. She had been drinking and having a good time with friends and co-workers and was what some described as intoxicated. At one point she was seen resting in her vehicle. Witnesses and surveillance cameras then saw  her speaking to a man in the parking lot around 4AM. The cameras show the both of them going their separate ways. She disappeared shortly after taking a right out of Parlay’s parking lot.

It seemed that the vehicle was pointed the way Monnette would probably have been going on March 2 after she drove away from Parlay’s bar in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue about 5 a.m. — the last time anyone saw her.

Click here for more information on this update.

03/11/13 UPDATE — Texas EquuSearch has been contacted and are now promoting Terrilynn’s missing case on their Web page. You can also download her missing poster and/or leave a donation. Your donation to Texas EquuSearch will be used for search missions, equipment, fuel, food, lodging for the Search Coordinators and expenses associated with the operation of their Mobile Command Center. Additionally, donations will be used for their day-to-day operating expenses.

Family, friends and concerned people in the community attended a prayer vigil last night at Wilson High School.

If you have any information you’re urged to please contact: Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500, or the New Orleans Police Department (below).

Terrilynn Monnette, a 26-year-old West Bank school teacher, was last seen in the early hours of Saturday morning, March 2, 2013.

She had gone to Parlay’s bar in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue in the Lakeview section of Crescent City with friends on Friday night going into early Saturday morning. According to witnesses including some of her employees, she had been drinking and was seen having a good time with several friends. Some reports claim that she was intoxicated, which could have rendered her vulnerable.

An eyewitness told police that he saw the missing teacher with an unidentified man in the bar’s parking lot, according to information on the missing person’s flyer that Monnette’s family has been distributing.

The manager of Parlay’s bar handed over video surveillance to police which show Monnette with an unidentified male walking to her car at approximately 3:45AM in the Parlay’s parking lot. They were in the car for a little while and then the man is seen getting out and going into his own vehicle. Both cars are seen driving off in opposite directions. This was the last spotting of Monnette and she hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

The bar’s general manager confirmed the eyewitnesses account, telling WGNO that the two talked in the parking lot “for a little while,” and that the bar’s video surveillance showed they left in separate cars. “He went one way, she went the other,”

Monnette’s mother also told police that between 3:30AM – 4AM, she had went to her vehicle to sleep because she had consumed alcohol beverages and didn’t want to drive under the influence.

Family and friends became immediately concerned and say it is uncharacteristic of Monnette to be away this long without contacting anybody. They have been searching and distributing missing person flyers with her photo and description on it. The posters have also been spreading threw out social media websites, especially Facebook.

Loved ones and volunteers gathered at Parlay’s bar at 7:30AM Thursday (03/07/13) to search. They walked through City Park banging sticks in bushes and searching through shrubs, hoping to find some sign of Monnette. City Park is a large park consisting of many yards, and searching will likely take more than a day.

Toni Enclade, the mother of Terrilynn Monnette, is adamant that her daughter will return to her safely.

“I really believe that she’s OK,” Enclade said with a firm nod of her head, as others searched the high grass near the City Park driving range behind her. “I’m very hopeful.”

Although hopeful, tension is rising and many are anxious.

Police are not only searching for Monnette, but are also trying to locate her 2012 three-door black Honda Accord with Louisiana license plate # WUN494.


Photos of searches that were conducted this past week for the missing teacher who hasn’t been seen in over one week

Terri Lynn Monnette is described as a black female with a light complexion, long-brown hair and brown eyes, 5’8″ tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeved green and gray striped shirt (some reports state that she was wearing a pink and yellow striped sweater.)


An Internet user posted this picture warning which has been passed along. However, to avoid rumors surfacing, a commenter posted that their cousin also works for NOPD and says this is simply not true.

A Facebook page called Terrilynn Monnette was created, as well as the Facebook group Prayers to Find Terrilynn Monnette. It unknown at the moment who exactly runs the pages however, comments from those closest to Terrilynn are regularly posted.

Terrilynn Monnette is missed by many. Some of the comments posted on the Facebook support pages include;

My son keeps asking me has anyone found his teacher yet. Its really making my heartache to have to tell him no. I just keep telling him to say an extra special prayer at night with his bedtime prayers. Ms. Monnette IS a wonderful person that these children spend most of their day with. I cant speak for anyone else, but I’m tired of seeing the hurt /sadness in his eyes. PRAYERS GOING UP RIGHT NOW….. LORD FIND HER IN JESUS NAME.. AMEN

Fam, my heart is so full to see so many people working TOGETHER for such a noble cause, to FIND Terrilynn ♥ in all that you do please KEEP PRAYING!! Now it’s officially been over a week since our love one has been missing, but look how much we have accomplished via Social Media and by word of mouth… We’ve made such an impact and I sincerely want to THANK every one of you, keep praying, keep saying her NAME, keep telling her Story, keep showing her Picture… So glad to hear that the story made the news in CALI! God is So Good!! — with Alquincia Pope-Boston and 2 others.

Dozens of photos have also been posted including Terrilynn Monnette teaching her class.


If you have any information regarding this case you’re urged to please contact:
New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) (504) 821-2222.

Volunteers search for missing N.O. teacher – The Advocate
Search party launched in Lakeview for missing teacher – Nola

Lawanda Long – Endangered Runaway From New Orleans

Lawanda-LongNew Orleans Police are trying to located 16-year-old Lawanda Long who hasn’t been seen since January.

Police said Long was last seen by her mother on the evening of January 20, 2013 leaving their Central City home in the 2400 block of Jackson Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Nola, an online news website, reported a story back in October 2012 regarding Lawanda Long. It appears the teen is a chronic runaway and could be hanging out with a bad crowd. Her mother is worried due to the length of time without contact.

The October case is very similar to the January case. Both times Long was seen leaving her mother’s residence on Jackson Avenue at approximately 7PM.

She may still be in the local area.

Race: Black Sex: Female
Hair: Black shoulder-length
Height: 5’5″
Weight: 130 pounds
Other: She was last seen wearing tight, black pants and a light blue shirt and has tattoos on both her left and right hands.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) 504.821.2222.

Charquita Gardner From Chicago Has Been Missing For Over One Month

gardner-missing-chicagoCHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) –
Police are searching for a South Side woman who was last seen in early February.

Charquita Gardner, 54, was last seen Feb. 1 at 6:45 a.m. driving her car in the 7900 block of South Ashland Avenue, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Family members have not heard from Gardner since Jan. 28 and reported her missing Feb. 23, the alert said.

Her vehicle was impounded on Feb. 2 after the driver, who was not Gardner, was arrested, the alert said.

Police describe Gardner as 5-foot-4, 160 pounds with brown eyes and blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information should contact Area South detectives at (312) 745-6110.

 Source: My Fox Chicago

Detroit Family Asking The Public For Help Locating Their Loved One Who Has Not Been Seen In Over One Month

angela-cowserA family is pleading with the public to help them locate a missing 60-year-old Northern Detroit woman.

Angela Cowser (pictured) was last seen on January 31, 2013 in the 16100 block of Birwood, near Puritan Street and the Lodge Freeway in Detroit, Michigan. Her cousin, Elaine Stuckey, said she last heard from Cowser on February 6th when she left her a voice message but aside from the message, she hasn’t been seen or heard from.

Cowser is described as a African-American female with a medium complexion, 5’4″ tall, weighing approximately 105 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Stuckey said the family is very worried about Cowser’s wellbeing because she is in a poor mental condition and takes medication. It is unclear if she left the medication behind or if she’s not capable of taking it by herself.

Very few details available at the moment.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Detroit Police Department’s Criminal Investigations at 313-596-5240 and/or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.


Unsolved Disappearance of Female Prison Guard, Niqui McCown


Full Name: Marilyn Renee McCown
Nickname: Niqui
Missing From: Richmond, Indiana, USA
Birthdate: January 6, 1973
Missing Date: July 22, 2001
Age at Disappearance: 28
Age Now: 40
Occupation: Prison Guard
Height: 5′ 2″ Weight: 115
Race: African-American
Gender: Female
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Marital Status: Engaged (She vanished 3 weeks prior to her wedding date.)
Marks/Scars: Small scar on right side of face, small scar over left eye.
Clothing: Hot pink and purple flowered swim suit top and dark-colored shorts.
Jewelry: White gold bracelet and diamond earrings.

Marilyn Niqui McCown, who went solely by her middle name Niqui, went missing on July 22, 2001. It was Sunday and the 28-year-old mother of one had just attended church earlier that morning and had left her Richmond home sometime during the afternoon to stop at  the laundry mat. When she returned home she appeared frightened and told her mother that two unidentified men were sexually harassing her at the laundry mat.

Police believe Niqui returned to the laundry-mat a short time later, most likely to switch or finish her loads, but nobody is certain and she never returned home and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Richmond Police strongly suspect foul-play. Searches yielded no trace of the missing woman and no-one is even sure if she had made it to the laundry mat.

According to friends and family, Niqui was a friendly person with no known enemies. They were confused as to who would want to harm her. She was in the midst of getting married to her fiance, Bobby Webster, and was excited and content with her life. There were no psycho ex-boyfriends in fact, loved ones claim that her former boyfriend was happy for her plans of marriage and wished her the best.

After running errands she was supposed to meet up with her fiance who was with his best man at a local tuxedo shop searching for a wedding outfit.

Now, this is where is gets controversial.

According to many media reports and TV shows, including Unsolved Mysterious who aired Niqui’s case. Bobby Webster was acting strangely in the weeks after her disappearance including when he canceled the wedding and wanted to give back his wedding band and had failed a polygraph test. Although he was at one time under suspicion, he has since been dropped as a suspect.

Strangely, on November 5, 2001, months after Niqui vanished, her car was found in the apartment complex of her ex-boyfriend (not fiance, but the boyfriend prior who appeared happy for her upcoming marriage) with her clothes from the laundromat still inside. He, however, is not believed to have any connection to her disappearance. Police did learn that Niqui made a phone call to Dayton asking a co-worker about hair and make-up products and it is believed that she might have driven there. Some suggested that the person responsible for her disappearance may have driven the car there to take attention away from themselves, which led police right back to Bobby. However, Bobby claims that he is innocent and knows nothing about Niqui’s disappearance.

 Many people believe the disappearance of Niqui McCown is linked to a former Trotwood, Ohio police officer, Timothy Swint.Remains believed to be Niqui were discovered near Spencer, IN in November 2003 but DNA tests were inconclusive.

The Dayton Daily News reported Swint’s resignation in October 2007. A month later, a confidential tipster contacted Dayton police and told them they should be looking at Swint as a suspect in the death of a woman named Tina Marie Ivory, who was found

However, no one was able to gain a confession and Swint committed suicide in February 3, 2010 after being indicated in the murder of another woman who was found on December 17, 1991 by Montgomery County tree trimmers who noticed a pile of trash and what appeared to be a blanket shaped as a human. Police discovered the remains of Tina Marie Ivory.

Niqui’s disappearance has been featured on many TV programs including Unsolved Mysterious, Disappeared, and other shows dedicated to solving unsolved cases.

Niqui McCown is still officially listed as missing.

Niqui McCown Missing – Website created dedicated to McCown’s disappearance.

Possible suspect? Possible connection? – Click here for more information on former officer Timothy Swint and the possible connection between him and Niqui McCown and Tina Ivory.

Four Weeks Will Mark The Fifth Anniversary Since Faime Francis, A Pennsylvania Resident, Disappeared


The only photo of Faime Francis available online

  • Full Name: Faime Lynette Francis
  • Missing From: Swissvale, Allegheny County, PA
  • Birthdate: May 28, 1977
  • Missing Date: March 28, 2008
  • Age Then: 30 years old
  • Age Now: 35
  • Gender: Female Race: African-American
  • Height: 5’8″
  • Weight: 115 pounds (thin frame)
  • Hair Color: Black (regularly wore wigs and/or hair-weaves)
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Jewelry: Engagement ring on the left hand
  • Clothing: Unknown what she was wearing on the day she went missing however, she favored black (dark) clothing

Faime Francis has been missing for over four years. She was last seen leaving her Swissvale home on March 28, 2008 and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Her family and friends were immediately concerned because Faime suffers from schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder which requires daily medication that was found in her house which indicates she, if alive, is without it.

Her case has received very little media attention and not alot of information is available. However, North Hills Patch, a Pennsylvania news website, published an article on her disappearance last month in an attempt to bring the awareness that’s been lost for several years, back to her case.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
Swissvale Police Department (412) 271-0430

Two Similar Unsolved Cases of Unidentified Females Found In NY

These two cases are very similar. Both females were discovered in NY, both are Hispanic/Black woman, each with a similar tattoo on their breast, both murdered and unidentified, both with missing body parts when they were discovered. They were found ten years apart.

Victim One:


A small tattoo of two red cherries on a green stem above her right breast

  • Unidentified Hispanic or Black Female
  • The victim was discovered on March 3, 2007 in Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York
  • Estimated Date of Death: Last week of February, 2007
  • State of Remains: Torso and two legs only
  • Estimated age: 35-50 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5’7″ – 6’1″; 180 – 200 lbs.
  • Other: The torso had a stab wound and belonged to a large woman.
  • Clothing: She was wearing gray Champion sweat pants, a tan or cream-colored long-sleeved shirt by Voice and a red camisole bearing Spanish-language labels.

A female torso inside a suitcase washed ashore at Harbor Island Park in Nassau County, New York on March 3, 2007. About three weeks later, the two legs were found a day apart — on March 21 off Cold Spring Harbor and March 22 off Cove Neck, along Nassau County’s Gold Coast. Each leg had pink toenail polish on some toes. DNA confirmed the legs and torso belonged to the same woman.

Since the torso floated onto the beach as storm-fed floods hit the region, authorities have said it could have come from almost anywhere.

The dark blue or black suitcase is sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores. Police also found small scraps of paper tucked away in the crevices of the suitcase. When pieced together, it looks like a calendar with the Spanish word “cinco” and the phrase “begin to live.”

Mamaroneck Police Department are working jointly with Nassau and Suffolk Police


Victim Two:


A tattoo of a peach in the shape of a heart with a bite taken out of it and two drips falling from its core was located on her left breast.

  • Unidentified Black / Biracial Female
  • Located on June 28, 1997 in Lakeview, Nassau County, New York.
  • Estimated Date of Death: No more than 3 days
  • Cause of death was homicide
  • Estimated age: 16 – 30 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: Unknown
  • Scars/Marks: She had an abdominal scar, possibly from a caesarean section.

On June 28, 1997, a dismembered body was discovered in a wooded area of Hempstead Lake State Park, Lakeview, New York. Both arms, head, and legs below the knee were severed and have not been located. The torso was found on the west side of Lake Drive, about 200 yards north of Peninsula Boulevard.

She was found in a Rubbermaid container along with a red towel and a floral pillowcase.

With no leads to the woman’s identity, the police published a picture of the approximately two-inch wide tattoo in a national tattoo magazine, in the hopes of finding the artist who did the work. They received a call from a man in Connecticut who claimed he remembered giving the tattoo to a woman. The artist said he remembered the customer as a young black woman, about 18 or 19 years old, who was accompanied by two women, an aunt and a cousin. During the session, he also claimed she told him she was from either the Bronx or Long Island and that she was in Connecticut because having trouble with her boyfriend at the time. It is possible the woman had other tattoos on her arms or lower legs that the killer did not want found.

NCIC Number: U-037859772
If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
Detective William Brosnan
Nassau County Police Department

Source: Doe Network

Alexis Patterson, then 7, disappeared on her way to school one block away from her home


Left photo taken in 2002 – Right photo age progressed to 14 years

Alexis Patterson was 7-years-old and a first-grader when she vanished on May 3, 2002 on her way to Hi-Mount Elementary School on Garfield Avenue in Milwaukee, WI, less than one block from her home. Family regularly walked her up the street or watched her go, however, on this particular morning, at approximately 8AM, her step-father Laron Bourgeois, walked her half way. The school said she never showed up. Her mother, Ayanna Bourgeois, found out her daughter didn’t make it to school around noon time. She called police and filed a missing persons report.

Her mother and step-father initially believed that Alexis missed school because she was upset due to an incident the night before where she failed to due her homework and as a result, she wasn’t allowed to bring cupcakes to school the following day. However, the missing girl does not have a history of skipping school and had a perfect attendance prior to her disappearance.

Searches were immediately conducted, and tips flew in leading police all over Wisconsin and even as far as Louisiana. Witnesses reported seeing the little girl near Hi-Mount on the morning of her disappearance. Children who attended the same school claimed to have seen Alexis that morning on the playground crying. They also told police that they remember seeing a red truck park near the school during the week.  The truck never picked anyone up or dropped anyone off and hasn’t been seen since Alexis went missing. The trunk has never been identified, and it is unknown if it’s connected to the case.

  • Name: Alexis S. Patterson
  • Nickname: Pie and Lexi
  • Location Last Seen: Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin
  • Birthdate: April 4, 1995
  • Date of Disappearance: 05/03/02
  • Age Then: 7
  • Age Now: 17
  • Race/Gender: Black Female
  • Height/Weight: 3’5” / 42 lbs (in 2002)
  • Hair: Brown; just below shoulder length (Alexis frequently wore her hair in a pigtail with braids)
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Marks/Scars: Scar under right eye. Bump on her left pinky finger.
  • Clothing: Last seen wearing a red jacket with gray stripes, a purple shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers.
  • Other: She was carrying a pink Barbie backpack, had both of her ears pierced and was wearing diamond, sunflower earrings. She is right-handed.

The Charlie Project has more detailed information on this case.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Milwaukee Police Department (414) 935-7360 and/or Milwaukee FBI Office (414) 276-4684