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Identity of Victim Found In A Chimney At A Dorchester Apartment Complex In 2005 Still A Mystery

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Both reconstructions were created based on the description of the unidentified woman. The photos should not be the sole identifying factor.

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  • The victim was discovered on October 14, 2005 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts located in New England, USA
  • Estimated Date of Death: She could have been deceased anywhere from 3 months to five years before discovery
  • Victim is believed to be a woman in her twenties or thirties with a small/medium build
  • She had long, dark brown hair, possibly even black, that went past her shoulders
  • She had plastic nails painted red. It’s unclear if they were drugstore nails or if she went to a nail salon
  • Medical examiners believe she bore at least one child prior to her death
  • An Anthropologist conducted an extensive examination and population profile of the deceased and the results denote strong Caucasian genetics. However there were several other genetic identifiers/traits pointing to population mixture, such as her mouth, and jawline. She may or may not have appeared to be Caucasian by her skin color, or other visual ethnic features. She may also have appeared to be Caucasian, and claimed or been of another ethnic background independently. Therefore, these facts should not eliminate the possibility of her being from either the Caucasian/Hispanic, Black or Asian population.

At first, chimney sweep Mike Scanlan thought the long spindly thing was a tree branch as he pulled it free of the debris behind a piece of particle board at the bottom of a disused Dorchester apartment complex incinerator.

His flashlight showed the object in its beam. Red plastic fingernails glinted.
Scanlan found a body buried in the incinerator cavity. There was not a single broken bone. There were no signs of injury.

Boston Police Sgt. Paul Donovan assumed control of the investigation at 17-19 Winter St., searching for the path by which the woman’s skeleton ended up at the complex.

Without available witnesses, and with only what the bones could tell his team – Donovan faced a difficult prospect.

“Usually the evidence will take you where it takes you,” Donovan said. “In this case, we’re lacking evidence.”

The dead woman was between 25 and 35 years old. She probably stood 5-foot-2-inches. She was deemed of white heritage, but also possessed Hispanic, Asian or black features.

One outstanding identifier: her partial dental plate, either made in the Caribbean, or elsewhere by a Haitian or Jamaican dentist.

A dental expert told Donovan the plate was probably black market or underground. Find the dentist, and Donovan could find her name, her family, where she lived. Unlicensed plate-makers, however, mean unlisted dentists.

Donovan looked for witnesses.

“I think she was there since 2002,” Donovan said. “Somebody who had some association with the building — a resident, an employee or someone familiar with a resident or employee — has some knowledge about whatever happened.”

Between January 2002 and January 2005, Donovan said, an access door to the building basement was typically left unlocked. Whoever buried the woman knew that, he said, and knew of the chimney as a hiding place.

Another way to break the case, Donovan surmised, was to find anyone who knew the woman before she disappeared. He needed a picture of her in life. He turned to Boston Police forensic artist Gregory Mahoney.

Mahoney was able to produce a computer reconstruction of the woman’s features.
Until someone recognizes her picture, Donovan is in charge of a file full of questions.

“In all my other cases, you try not to let your gut influence you too much,” he said. Now, for Donovan, gut feeling is critical to the completion of his investigation.

He’s watching Winter Street, waiting, and reaching out to Boston once again for anyone who saw anything around that basement.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re urged to please contact:
Boston Police Department Homicide Unit
Sergeant Paul Donovan
617-343-4433

Source:

Massachusetts State Medical Examiner’s Office
Official Cold Case Investigations
The Boston Channel
The Doe Network

 

David Reynolds Missing Since September 1, 2007 from New England Area

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David J. Reynolds (photo taken in 2004)

Case Type: Endangered Runaway
DOB: Sep 7, 1988  Age Now: 24
Missing Date: Sep 1, 2004 Age Then: 16
Race: Caucasian Sex: Male
Height: 5’6” tall Weight: 140 pounds
Hair/Eye Color: Brown, Brown
City/County: Fitchburg in Worcester County – Massachusetts – United States
State/Country: Massachusetts (New England) United States

David Reynolds was last seen in Fitchburg, MA on September, 1, 2004 but was reported missing on May 12, 2005. At the time, David was 15 but turned 16-years-old one week after he was last seen. He is listed as an Endangered Runaway however, he hasn’t been seen in over eight years.

According to Police, David was believed to have been in the company of an adult man named Matthew Michaud who was 22-years-old at the time and will be turning 32 on October 30, 2013. The two talked about heading to the Boston area.

Very little information regarding Matthew Michaud is available, aside from his name and date of birth.It’s unclear if he’s been missing for the past eight years as well. When I searched his name I found listings on NCMEC, NamUs, etc regarding David’s disappearance. NCMEC lists that the two may still be in the local area, although that’s unlikely considering friends and family haven’t seen the teen in over eight years.

David has a tattoo of the letter ‘DR’ on his left arm and both his ears were pierced as a teen.

Case Report – NamUs MP # 14213

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Fitchburg Police Department (Massachusetts) 1-978-345-4355 (Officer Dean Romano)

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Worcester Police Department (Massachusetts) 1-508-799-8606

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) with the case number ‘NCMC1191026’

New Boston police join missing person network

The New Boston Police Department announced Tuesday they have become a participating member of the A Child is Missing Alert Program.

The program is similar to what the state has in the Amber Alerts, but the A Child is Missing Alert Program places actual calls to local citizens — more than 1,000 calls within 60 seconds. The alert message will include the age of the missing person, a description of the person, their clothing description, and the last known time and location of where the person was seen. The alert covers under persons under the age of 21 and disabled and elderly persons, often with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

“Once an officer takes a missing person report that falls under the guidelines of his program, we will place a immediate call to the A Child is Missing Alert Program operators who then will input the information into their automatic data system and a recorded message will be sent out to all local telephone numbers in the New Boston and Scioto County areas, informing our local citizens of the alert,” said New Boston Police Capt. Steve Goins.

The standard Alert Program utilizes computer mapping and enhanced satellite imagery to select an appropriate calling area, and will call between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., unless significant extenuating circumstances dictate otherwise. Police departments also have access to 24-hour alert calls. Unlisted phone numbers and cell phone numbers can also be entered into the database at http://www.achildismissing.org to receive alert calls.

According to the program, a child is reported missing in the United States every 40 seconds.

Goins said getting missing persons information out to the general public in a quick and timely manner is a major factor in helping find the missing child or elderly person before they are hurt. The more people in our area that can assist the police in going out in their neighborhood and helping to look for the person, the more likely the outcome will be successful in finding the person.

“This program will most definitely benefit the department in how we search and look for missing persons. The program is also a free service to all law enforcement agencies,” Goins said.

Source: Portsmouth Daily Times

Mirvat Elnady Wanted by the FBI for kidnapping her two children

MIRVAT SAFWAT ELNADY (Abductor) – Photo taken in 2007, two years before she abducted her two children.

Date(s) of Birth Used: February 23, 1970 Hair: Brown
Place of Birth: Kuwait Eyes: Black
Height: 5’3″ Weight: approximately 100 pounds
Weight: 100 pounds Sex: Female
Race: Caucasian

NOOR BOWER (Victim)

Date of Birth: February 24, 2001
Place of Birth: London, England
Height: 4’10” (at the time of his disappearance)
Weight: 80 pounds (at the time of his disappearance)
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Sex: Male Race: Caucasian
Relation: Non-Custodial child
Other: Noor has a white birthmark on the back of his left leg. He has a light to medium complexion.

RAMSAY BOWER (Victim)

Date of Birth: January 16, 2003
Place of Birth: London, England
Height: 4’1″ Weight: 60 pounds (prior)
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Sex: Male Race: Caucasian
Relation: Non-Custodial Child
Other: Ramsay has a burn scar on the top of his left thigh. He has a light to medium complexion.

Mirvat Safwat Elnady is wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations for the kidnapping her two children from Newton, Massachusetts (USA) — She is divorced from the father of the boys, who had sole legal custody of them.

On August 11, 2009, in the middle of a scheduled weekly visitation, Elnady traveled to Egypt with her two sons, Noor Bower and Ramsay Bower. When she failed to return the children an arrest warrant was issued on August 19, 2009 by Newton District Court and she was charged with two counts of kidnapping of a minor. Elnady was charged with international parental kidnapping and a federal arrest warrant was issued in the United States District Court, Boston, Massachusetts, on December 1, 2009.

Elnady is believed to have travelled to Egypt.

Elnady has used multiple aliases which include:

Abedelmoney Elnady
Miruat Safwatelnady
Miruat Safwatelnady Abdelmoneh Elnady
Mirvat S. Elnady-Bower
Mirvat S. Elnady
Mirvat El-Nady Bower
Mirvat El-Nady Abdelmoneh
Mirual Safwatelnady Abdelmoneh

Click here for an article published in 2011 by the Boston Herald regarding this case.

For more information on parental abduction and what actions should be taken if you’ve found yourself in this situation, please visit Parental Abduction Recovery Site

Click FBI’s Most Wanted Parental Kidnappers to view other cases.

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact: Federal Bureau of Investigation (Massachusetts) 1-617-742-5533 and/or your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Or submit a tip by clicking here.

Parents Of Missing Journalist, James Foley, Who Was Kidnapped By Syria Gunmen On Thanksgiving Day, Speak Out

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Photo James Foley which was taken in Aleppo, Syria, in July, 2012

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Photo of Diane & John Foley, parents of  James Foley who are appealing for his safe release after not hearing word from him in over six weeks after the reporter was allegedly abducted by unknown gunmen in Northern Syria

James Foley also known as “Jim” to family and friends, is a 39-year-old Boston Native and foreign freelancer who was kidnapped in northern Syria on Thanksgiving Day.

According to reports, parents John & Diane Foley from Rochester, NH, say their son was in northern Syria covering the civil war for Agence France Presse when he was kidnapped on November 22nd by unidentified Syria gunmen near the village of Taftanaz, in the northern province of Idlib.

“We just don’t know anything,” Diane Foley said. “We don’t know who has him.”

Initially, the Foley’s had chosen against reporting the incident and appealing for help, hoping it would help with their son’s release. But over one month later, after not hearing word, the concerned family have decided to come out with his abduction, and appeal to his kidnappers for his safe return.

They have also created a website, http://www.freejamesfoley.org, and have asked the public for help by signing their petition.

The website comes less than one year after the Foley’s launched a very similar appeal when James was kidnapped by pro-Gaddafi (Government) Forces. He was held captive in Libya for six weeks before being released.

‘We want Jim to come safely home, or at least we need to speak with him to know he’s okay,’ said John Foley, the father of James Foley.

‘Jim is an objective journalist and we appeal for the release of Jim unharmed. To the people who have Jim, please contact us so we can work together toward his release.’

According to Huffingtonpost, twenty-eight journalists were killed in Syria in 2012, including South African photographer Anton Hammerl, who was shot during their capture and left to die in the desert.  The deaths in Syria alone has prompted the Committee to Protect Journalists to name Syria the most dangerous country in the world to work in last year

Townsend woman, 23, last seen leaving Boston Medical Center – UPDATED 8/30/12: Amanda Dold Has Been Located Safe

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LATEST UPDATE PUBLISHED 8/30/12 – Townsend Woman Found In Boston

TOWNSEND — A 23-year-old Townsend woman who had been missing for more than a week was found in Boston Wednesday morning.

Boston police were holding Amanda Dold on a warrant of apprehension issued out of Ayer District Court. Townsend police are expected to bring Dold to Ayer District Court for a hearing, but a spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said Dold was not in court Wednesday.

In a press release issued by Townsend Police Chief Erving J. Marshall, officers began tracking a cellphone that police suspected Dold was using. Boston police officers were able to identify an area in the city where the phone was being used and Dold was ultimately located. Marshall said a female claiming to be Dold contacted Townsend police Tuesday to say she was fine, but would not say where she was. She told officers she had been receiving information from friends that people were looking for her, and she also saw news reports that she was missing.

When contacted by phone Wednesday afternoon, Dold’s father, Fran, said he didn’t know the specifics of how his daughter had been found, but he was happy she was safe. “I’m very happy. I don’t know what condition she’s in and what’s going on or anything. I’m most definitely thrilled,” he said. “I feel like I don’t have that two-ton weight on my chest anymore. I owe a lot of people thanks. There were a lot of people out looking for her. It’s better than the ending that could have been.”

Fran Dold said Tuesday that Amanda was last seen at Boston Medical Center on Aug. 16 about 3 p.m., and since then she had not contacted her family, updated her Facebook page or made contact with friends. He said she had been staying at a residential drug-rehabilitation facility in Roxbury, and had been clean and sober for three months before vanishing. He said his daughter disappeared without a change of clothes, and without her cellphone, and he feared the worst had happened.

Amanda Dold and her mother, Michelle, were arraigned in Fitchburg District Court earlier this month on motor-vehicle larceny charges and intimidation of a witness charge, respectively. Both were summonsed based on accusations by Michelle Dold’s niece, Jennifer Frederick, 30, of Fitchburg, who was also recently charged with trying to break into a Leominster diner. According to court documents, Frederick claims Amanda Dold and her boyfriend stole her 2002 Ford Explorer in May after Dold asked for a ride. Frederick told police she drove Dold to pick up her boyfriend from a drug-rehabilitation facility and then to their home on Elm Street to get gas money. Frederick claims she waited for 15 minutes and then went inside to find them both passed out on the floor with drug needles beside them.

She said she woke up the pair and Dold asked Frederick to bring her to Mt. Vernon Street in Fitchburg. Frederick said she would but wanted to drop her daughter off at home first. While she did that, Dold and her boyfriend allegedly drove off with the car. The SUV was found later that same day on Franklin Street and there appeared to be no damage done. But the windows were open and the key was still in the ignition. Frederick alleges that Michelle Dold told her to drop the charges against her daughter and her boyfriend or she would “take her on a ride that she has never been on in her life.”

Both Michelle and Amanda Dold are due back in court Sept. 27.

SOURCE: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/local/ci_21433357/townsend-woman-found-boston

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Wanted Fugitive – Peter Castillo (23) – Boston, Massachuetts

Wanted For Murder

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Steven Perez Jr., a young and decorated Army Veteran, was gunned down in cold blood on the streets Boston, Mass on May 10th, 2012. Now his suspected killer, Peter Castillo, is at large and the Boston Police Department needs your tips to help track him down and put him behind bars.

Castillo is a hispanic male, 5’7”, weighing approx 150 pounds with black hair, brown eyes. Castillo considers himself a ”aspiring rapper” and has an affinity for guns.

Other Possible Locations Include – Caribbean, Dominican Republic (DM)

 

If you have any infomation or think you’ve spotted Peter Castillo, please call Boston, Massachuetts Law Police Department, Or your Local Police Department. Or Contact America’s Most Wanted (AMW.com)

 

Infomation above was originally provided at America’s Most Wanted Website (amw.com)