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FBI in Tampa Still Investigating the Disappearance of Robert A. Wiles Who Was Kidnapped For Random Several Years Ago

Photo of Robert Wiles taken in 2003

wilesClassification: Endangered Missing
Full Name: Robert Arthur Wiles
Nickname: Rob
Missing Since: 04/01/08
Missing From: Lakeland, FL
Date of Birth: September 23, 1981
Place of Birth: Sylvania, Ohio
Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Height: 5’9″ Weight: 165 pounds
Race: White Sex: Male
Scars/Marks: He has a hernia scar on his abdomen and acne scars below his ears and around his jaw line
Other: Wiles was a pilot, diver, fisherman, and an athlete

Robert Wiles, then 26, was employed by a family owned Toledo-based business, National Flight Services, which is an aircraft maintenance company. He was a business development manager at the company’s branch and on April 1, 2008 he was working one of his shifts at Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport in Tampa, Florida when he suddenly disappeared. A co-worker told authorities he last seen Wiles at approximately 6:30PM and surveillance cameras show no sign of him after that time.

Wiles’ car was located abandoned in the parking lot at the family business, and he had missed a flight from Orlando to Dallas scheduled the day after his disappearance which immediately raised concerns.

robert-wilesA few days after Wiles went missing his parents, Thomas and Pamela Wiles in Ohio received a ransom letter demanding $750,000. The note was signed “Group X” and was emailed to them. His parents followed the notes instructions but no further demands were ever made.

According to reports, Wiles father had purchased kidnapping insurance for his company for the sum of $750,000 back in 2006, two years prior to his son’s disappearance. This indicates that whomever was responsible knew that information.

Authorities gathered enough evidence to arrest Stobert Lindell Holt, also known as Toby Holt, and on January 31, 2012 he was found guilty of manslaughter, extortion, and writing a threatening letter in connection with Wiles’ disappearance. However, Wiles has not been found.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Tampa, FL are seeking any information that will lead to the recovery of Robert Wiles.

Foul play is suspected.

Wiles will be turning 31 this year.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
Federal Bureau of Investigation – Tampa Florida Office 866-838-1153 and/or
Your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

 

 

Jonathan Brackett – Missing From Carolina Beach

jonathan-brackett-missingClassified: Missing
Full Name: Jonathan Kyle Brackett
Missing From: Carolina Beach, NC
Date of Birth: October 11, 1990
Year of Disappearance: 2009
Age Then: 18
Age Now: 22
Race: White Sex: Male
Hair: Brown Eye: Blue
Height: 5’9″ Weight: 150 lbs
Clothing: Last seen wearing a t-shirt and shorts

Jonathan Brackett was last seen on the evening of August 1, 2009. He had left work and was seen walking near a wooded area in a neighborhood in Surf City / Carolina Beach, North Carolina.

The CUE Center for Missing People along with ATVs, cavalier dogs, police, volunteers and loved ones searched locally in Surf City but he was never located.  — There were no signs of him in the woods, but according to Monica Caison with the CUE Center, that’s a sign that he may still be alive.

Jonathan’s family believes he spent a lot of time with relatives in the neighborhood he was last seen in. They said he had no mobile phone or identification on him and hold out hope that one day he will be found.

Jonathan was part of his High School’s wrestling team before graduating. He enjoyed playing sports, had many friends and a good family background with no reason to run away.

NCMEC Case#: NCMA1132821

Help Find Missing — JONATHAN KYLE BRACKETT is a Facebook page created by family. It was last updated on Jonathan’s 21st Birthday Oct 11, 2011) — He will be turning 23 in October 2013.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
CUE Center at (910) 232-1131 and/or (910) 232-1687
Carolina Beach Police Department at (910) 458-2540.

Do You Know The Identity Of This Child Who Was Found Deceased Over 14 Years Ago?

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These two composite sketches were created earlier in the investigation. Both were created based on the description given and shouldn’t be the sole identifying factor.

orange-county-unidentified-childThis composite sketch was created by a FBI artist who sculpted a face of what they think “John Mebane Doe” looked like.

Description of “John Mebane Doe”
Location: 
Found in Mebane, Orange County, NC
Race: 
White or possibly Hispanic
Sex: 
Male
Hair: 
Patches of dark brown hair could be seen near the skull
Height/Weight: 
Believed to have been around 4’11” tall, weighing approximately 50 pounds
Estimated Age: 
Medical examiners believe he was between 8 to 11 years old.
Estimated Time of Death: 
It is believed that he has been deceased sometime in the Spring or Summer of 1998
Clothing: 
Partially clothed wearing a pair of underwear, khaki shorts, black and white sneakers and white socks

Note: Keep in mind that the estimated age, height, weight, race, etc, are approximations and could be slightly inaccurate. The height might be a couple of inches off as well as the weight. The actual age might be a year younger (7) or a year older (12).

On the afternoon of September 25, 1998 a crew were mowing grass around a billboard off of Industrial Drive in Mebane, North Carolina, approximately 70 yards from Interstate 40. One crew member noticed something lying near the edge of the wooded area and upon further inspection he realized it was the deceased body of an unidentified child. The child, a boy, was partially clothed and had a $50 dollar bill tucked away in his pocket.

It’s been fourteen years since that Summer day yet nobody has come forward with an identity or to claim the remains.

Investigators from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office dubbed the little boy, “John Mebane Doe”.

The death was ruled undetermined but probable homicide. His legs were together and the arms were slightly extended above the head. Police believe the child died somewhere else and was later brought to the location where he was found.

“The bones were not as you might envision, all connected. Things had disarticulated and fallen away,” explained Tim Horn, an investigator from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators have been working on this case for over a decade. They’ve passed the story on to local media, Doe Network as well as other online databases, checked schools, churches, the national database for missing children, etc, but have so far turned up empty. Surely someone knows this boy or at least met him sometime during his childhood. Theres a good possibility that he is from out of State, maybe even out of the US. However, until his identity is known he will remain in a small box at the Chapel Hill’s Medical Examiners Office.

John Mebane Doe would be in his twenties today had he still been alive. Do you know somebody from your childhood who matches the description and suddenly went missing?

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

Orange County Sheriff’s Office (919) 644-3050.
And/Or
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
All calls are kept confidential.

Scotia High School Teenager Goes Missing In 2004 After Leaving His Girlfriend’s Apartment Complex To Go Home

craig-frearFull Name: Craig Frear
Birthdate: Nov 14, 1986
Missing Date: 06/27/04
Missing From: Scotia, Schenectady County, NY
Age Then: 17
Age Now: 26
Race: White Sex: Male
Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Weight: 190 lbs Height: 5’11”
Clothing: Last seen wearing blue jeans, a short-sleeved white shirt, white (Adidas)  sneakers with three black stripes
Jewelry: A gold chain with a St. Christopher medal
Other: Craig has dimples and may have a goatee.

Photo above shows what Craig Frear looked like at age 17. He was several months away from his 18th birthday. Below is an age progressed photo showing what Craig may look like as a young man in his twenties.

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Craig Frear, a Scotia High School Student, went to visit his new girlfriend at her mother’s Cambridge Manor Apartment in Scotia on the afternoon of June 27, 2004. He had driven to the apartment complex in a vehicle but when he left, he was seen walking into a wooded area near railroad tracks.

He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

According to Craig’s brother, Matthew Frear, “He was last seen walking towards railroad tracks, and…in the direction of our house. He was never seen again.”

As the day wore on, his family became worried and went looking for Craig: “We had walked back in those woods later that day probably about 5 o’clock to see if maybe he had tripped or anything such as that,” his mother said.

“When the sun started going down, and friends were calling back, and nobody knew where he was…I really started getting scared,” said Veronica Frear, Craig’s mother.

The police were called and a local search yielded no clues. It’s as if he walked off into thin air. NYSPD, as well as Craig’s family, don’t believe he ran away nor do they believe he committed suicide.

“As far as the police are concerned if he had committed suicide then they would have found him by now.” said Mrs. Frear.

In the Fall of 2008, Lt. John Agresta of the New York State Police told WRGB that police believe Craig “did not run away or that he’s harmed himself. We believe some kind of harm has come to him.”

“The day my son went missing is etched in my brain.” “I had spoken to him on the phone…he was at a friend’s house…and he said that he was on his way home,” said Veronica Frear, in a 2011 interview with Crimesider.

NYSPD investigator Gloria Coppola told Crimesider that on the day he disappeared, Craig had argued with his mother on the phone after his parents found out he had lost his job – which Craig failed to tell them.  He told his mother he’d be home in 10 minutes but when he left his girlfriend’s apartment he walked away from where he’d parked his car. Coppola thinks Craig’s father may have been waiting for him at the car, and that Craig chose to walk in a different direction to avoid a confrontation.

It’s believed Craig wasn’t carrying any ID or form of identification, and nothing else belonging to him, including his clothing has turned up since that Summer day in 2004.

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Craig’s parents have left his room untouched since his 2004 disappearance. He was a soccer player at Scotia High and in the photo you can see Veronica Frear looking at her missing sons possessions including a trophy he had won for his soccer achievements, Charleston chews, photos, a video game controller, a movie, and other typical items you would expect to see in a teenagers room. The Frear family hope that one day Craig will be able to come home.

A website, Missing Craig Frear, was set up to post articles and information on Craig’s disappearance.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
New York State Police – Princetown BCI
NYS Missing Persons Clearinghouse
1-800-346-3543 (Ex. 2)
http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov

Unidentified Adult Male Shot to Death In Louisville, KY in 2009 May Be From Outside The Country

kentucky-homicide-victimLocation of Discovery:
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky
USA
Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot
Estimated Age: 30-40 years old
Race: White and/or Hispanic
Gender: Male
Height: 5’3″ to 5’4″
Weight: 131 lbs.
Hair Color: Wavy Black
Eye Color: Brown
Marks/Scars: Bilateral lumbar scar on back. Multiple linear scars in various orientations, all 1/4″ to 2 1/2″ in length.
Dentals: Complete loss of crown #29. Small occlusal pit caries on #17. Teeth #7-#10 replaced with “flipper” with non-cast clasp.
Fingerprints: Available with Louisville Metro Police.
Clothing: The victim was wearing a gray long-sleeved Izod jacket, short-sleeved orange and white-stripped Izod shirt, blue jeans, blue briefs, red and black socks, and black Air Jordan athletic shoes.
Other: Victim may be from outside of the U.S. — Possibly from Mexico or Honduras

 

 

An unidentified male was found on December 3, 2009. He had been shot and killed in the Preston Oaks Apartment complex at 1205 Quest Drive in Louisville. Several suspects had been arrested in connection to the murder however, the Louisville police and the Jefferson County coroner’s office have been trying to identify the victim to no avail. The crime was random and the suspects do not know the victim and couldn’t provide a name.

A photo of the victim was found on a cell phone. He is believed to be either from Mexico or Honduras. He was discovered shortly after his death.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
Louisville Metro Police Department
Detective Brenda Wescott (502) 574-7055
And/Or
Jefferson County Coroner’s Office (502) 574-6262
Agency Case Number: LE: 09-275; ME-09-1257
NamUs Case Number: UP #7293

 

The Disappearance of Michael W. Dunahee from British Columbia, CA

March 23, 2013 marks the 22nd anniversary since the kidnapping of Michael Dunahee, then 4. Click here to view anniversary video.

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  • Full Name: Michael Wayne Dunahee
  • Missing From:
  • Victoria
  • British Columbia
  • Canada
  • Birthdate: May 12, 1986
  • Date of Disappearance: March 24, 1991
  • Age Then: 4
  • Age Now: 26
  • Race: White Sex: Male
  • Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
  • Height: 3’0″ Weight: 51 pounds
  • Other: Michael was starting to show freckles when he disappeared

michael-dunahee-age-progressedAge progressed created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children showing what Michael may have looked like as a teenager.

Michael Dunahee was four when he vanished in Victoria, BC as he played in Blanshard Park Elementary School, also known as Blanshard Street Playground. He has never been found.

On March 24th, 1991 at approximately 12:30PM Michael’s mother, Crystal Dunahee pulled into the parking lot of Blanshard Park. She  was a part of a female football league and practice was being held at the field right beside the playground where Michael wanted to play. Michael’s father, Bruce Dunahee, reminded his son not to wander away from the playground or leave with any of the other children. He then took Michael’s younger sister, 16-month-old Caitlyn, and walked no more than 100 meters away to the side of the ball field to watch the game. About five minutes later Bruce looked over at the playground and it was empty. Michael was nowhere to be found.

Victoria Police were called and a search around the vicinity was immediately searched but he was never found.

Two other witnesses, in addition to Michael’s parents, told the police that they did see Michael playing in the park that day. His family was quickly ruled out as a possible suspect and it is believed that he was kidnapped.

Michael’s disappearance was National news for many year and was reported mainly in Canada and the US.

The case sparked one of the largest police investigations in Canadian history and to date, over 11,000 tips have been received and followed up on. However, despite the large number of tips, and dozen of searches, police do not have any solid leads in the case.

Michael’s mother Crystal has become an advocate for missing children’s issues in British Columbia, and currently serves as the president of Child Find British Columbia. The community of Esquimalt, part of the Greater Victoria metropolitan area, holds an annual charity event called the Michael Dunahee “Keep the Hope Alive” Fund Run to raise money for Child Find. 2013 will mark the 22nd annual run.

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Photo of Crystal Dunahee speaking out about Michael her missing, presumed abducted, son.

In 2002, Crystal lent her voice to support the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in calls to introduce an Amber Alert system in BC, stating that she believes her son would have been found had such a program existed in 1991. The Amber Alert system has since been implemented in most regions of Canada.

A reward of $100,000 is being offered for any information on the possible whereabouts of Michael Dunahee, or the arrested and conviction of those responsible for his disappearance.

We Will Never Forget Michael Dunahee is a Facebook page created with hundreds of followers.
A website, MichaelDunahee.Ca, was also created.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Victoria Police Department (250) 995-7444
And/Or
Child Find 1-800-387-7962

PROJECT JASON; The disappearance of Jason Jolkowski

 

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Photo of Jason Jolkowski taken the year of his disappearance

Classified: Missing
Full Name: Jason Anthony Jolkowski
Nickname: Jay / JJ
Missing From:
Omaha
Nebraska
USA
Missing Since: June 13, 2001
Birthdate: June 24, 1981
Age Then: 19 Age Now: 31
Race: White Sex: Male
Height:6’1″ Weight: 165 pounds
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Clothing: Last seen wearing a blue Chicago Cubs hat, a white Cubs or “Sammy Sosa” t-shirt, black pants, and black dress shoes.
NCMEC Case #: 992083

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Age progressed photo of what Jason might look like at age 27. He will be turning 32 this year.

Jason Jolkowski was less than two weeks away from his 20th birthday when he vanished on June 13, 2001 while en route to Benson High School in Omaha, NE, to meet a coworker who had made arrangements to pick him up and bring him to work. Jason’s vehicle was having car trouble and was currently in the shop so he told the manager that he would walk, but they ended up calling him back to tell him that they could pick him up and bring him. Jason has a difficult time giving directions, and meeting at his former high school which was only eight blocks away seem logical to him. He took a quick shower, got dressed, and was last seen by his little brother, Michael Jolkowski, bringing in the trash cans. A neighbor also saw Jason taking the cans into the garage as well. He then made his way to Benson High School.

He never made it and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Witnesses claimed to have seen him walking on foot in the area of 48th and Bedford Street in Benson. Sometime between his house and the eight blocks to Benson High School something happened, and it happened quickly without anyone taking notice.

Jason was a young adult male and unlike a child, he would have somehow made a scene if someone was attacking him. This gives the impression that he was lured under false pretenses, possibly with someone he trusted. He was described as a very trusting individual who seen the good in people. Maybe someone offered him a ride and he accepted? No one knows for sure what exactly occurred that day.

Omaha police investigated and determined that Jason hasn’t used his mobile phone, nor has he accessed his bank account or cashed his recent checks since he went missing.

Family and loved ones have tried desperately seeking answers as to what happened to their beloved child, who wasn’t a trouble maker but instead, a quiet, reserved young man who had alot going for himself. He was smart, shy and a bit trusting which could render him vulnerable. He had no known enemies and was spending his young adult years working and attending community college. It is highly uncharacteristic of him to simply walk off and his family senses something happened to him. It’s been over twelve years and loved ones refuse to stop looking for closure.

Jason’s case received a large amount of attention and has been featured on America’s Most Wanted.

Between November 5, 2006 and November 24, 2006, Pennsylvania philanthropist Joe Mammana offered rewards of $100,000 for information leading to a recovery or a conviction in Jason’s case as well as 19 other cases.

A family website Missing Jason, was set-up to bring awareness to Jason’s case. But this wasn’t enough for the Jolkowski’s and they were determined to stop another family from having to endure what they’ve endured, and on October 6, 2003, two years after Jason went missing, his parents Jim and Kelly Jolkowski, founded Project Jason, a nonprofit organization that assists families of missing persons, and works to prevent more abductions from taking place. The website has been highly successful and has educated and helped thousands victims and families.

Mr. & Mrs. Jolkowski presented LB111, Jason’s Law, to the State Judiciary Committee; it was passed on National Missing Children’s Day, May 25, 2005. Jason’s Law established a missing person’s clearinghouse in the state of Nebraska.

Mr & Mrs. Jolkowski has a statement which has been used on many of Jason’s missing posters;

“Someone, somewhere knows where our son is and could help us find him. It’s been too long to live without knowing. We want answers. We want him back home with us, or at least to know what happened”

The Jolkowski’s have been a huge asset to families of missing people. They have saved many others from going through the same pain they’ve gone threw. But still, they continue to have that missing piece. IF everyone could come together and find the answers that they’ve been searching for, they could finally rest, move forward and have the peace and closure they’ve been desperately searching for.

Law enforcement has entered this case in the FBI National Crime Information Center database

Case#: 85214-T
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
Omaha Police Department (402) 444-5818
Omaha Crime Stoppers (402) 444-STOP
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)