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Abigail Olafson has been located SAFE

Abigail Olafson

 

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.

Unsolved Disappearance of The Springfield Three

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The Springfield Three

Age-progressed photo of Stacy McCall showing what she may look like at age 38.

Full Name: Stacy Kathleen McCall
DOB: Apr 23, 1974
Date of Disappearance: June 7, 1992
Age Then: 18
Age Now: 38
Missing From:
SPRINGFIELD
MO
United States
Race: White
Sex: Female
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5’3″ (160cm)
Weight: 120lbs (54kg)

Age-progressed photo showing what Suzanne Levitt might look like today, at 39-years-old.

Companion Type: Victim (Daughter of Sherrill Levitt)
Full Name: Suzanne E. Street
Nickname: Suzie
DOB: March 9, 1973
Date of Disappearance: June 7, 1992
Age Then: 19
Age now: 39 
Missing From: Springfield, MO
Race: White Sex: Female
Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue
Height: 5’5″ Weight: 105 pounds

Age progressed photo of what Sherrill Elizabeth Levitt might look like at 68 years old

Companion Type: Mother of Suzanne Streeter
DOB: Nov 1, 1944
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Female
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5’0″ (152 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)

On June 7, 1992, the Springfield Police Department were notified of the unexplained disappearances of three females from a residence in central Springfield, Missouri.

Sherrill Levitt her daughter Suzie Streeter and Suzie’s best friend Stacy McCall were missing.

The parents of Stacy  were concerned when they couldn’t reach any of the three, which was highly unusual, and they immediately filed three missing person reports.

Upon officers’ arrival, the house bore no signs of a struggle, but rather the appearance of the missing women being abducted. All personal property were still at the home. Property including purses, money, cars, keys, cigarettes, the family dog, etc, that wouldn’t normally be left behind.

Stacy McCall and Suzie Streeter graduation photo

Graduation photo of Stacy and Suzanne

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Photo of Ms. Levitt

Stacy and Suzanne had graduated from high school the day prior and were last seen at approximately 2:15AM on the night of June 7, 1992 when they left a graduation party in a nearby community en route to the Levitt/Streeter home at 1717 E. Delmar, Springfield. It appeared as though they had arrived at the residence because their clothing, jewelry, purses, and vehicles were still at this location.

Suzanne’s mother was last heard from at approximately 11:15PM that night when she talked with a friend on the phone. According to the friend, Sherrill appeared normal and nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary. She was talking about painting a chest of drawers. It appeared as though her bed had been slept in when friends and police arrived to check the residence.

With the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and numerous other law enforcement agencies, an extensive investigation into the lives of the missing women has been conducted. Theres been no positive leads concerning the reason for their disappearance or their location. It’s as if they vanished into thin air. One of the few main tips were from local witnesses who reported seeing a shady green van. Police were never able to locate this van but it looks similar to the one below.

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This cold case has received high National Attention and has been aired on many popular TV shows including America’s Most Wanted, Unsolved Mysterious, Investigation ID, etc. The airings drew in hundreds of tips and all of them were followed up on to no avail and over two decades later, this case remains unsolved.

MPD and FBI believe the three females were abducted and believe their disappearance is related to foul play. A reward of over $40,000 is being offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved.

Anyone with information regarding Mrs. Levitt, Miss Streeter, and Miss McCall is requested to contact the Springfield Police Department (MO) 1-417-864-1810
Or you’re urged to leave a contact: National Center Of Missing & Exploited Children – 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) and/or Crime-Stoppers – 417-869-TIPS (8477)
All calls/tips are anonymous.

To read a statement from the parents of Stacy McCall, Click here
For additional details regarding this case, Click here (Charlieproject)
For additional information on potential suspects and links to articles, click: Wiki – Springfield Three

Police Believe Kidnapper May Be In The Corpus Christi Area (Parental Abduction)

Aaron Cox,53 (Pictured) Is Suspected Of Kidnapping Daughter, Cara Cox, 11 (Pictured Below)

Photo Taken Of Cara Cox When She Was 8-Years-Old In 2009 (Now 11)

The U.S. Marshal‘s Office released photos of Cox, as well as an age-progression photo of Cara, showing what she would look like now, at age 11.

Updated Case → The U.S. Marshal’s Office believes a Florida man (father) accused of kidnapping his daughter may be living in the Corpus Christi, Texas, area.

Aaron Cox, 53, is wanted for the non-custodial parental abduction of his daughter Cara. Cox kidnapped his daughter in August, 2009, when she was 8-years-old and living with her mother.

Cara Cox is described as a white female, with hazel eyes and brown, strait hair. She has an oversized bite and a strawberry-shaped birthmark on the base of her neck.

Aaron Cox is described as a white man, five-foot eight-inches tall, 145 pounds with brown eyes and gray hair. He also has a birthmark on the base of his neck, and walks with a limp caused by a metal plate in his left leg.

Police said Cox may be using a false name.

If you recognize Aaron or Cara Cox, or have any information on this case, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 361-888-8477.

Gabrielle Swainson Suspect, Freddie Grant, Indicated On Federal Ammo Charge

S.C. cheerleader vanishes without a trace

♦ Tuesday, September 18th, Marks ONE Month Since Gabrielle Swainson Disappeared

Click link for the latest update (09/19/12) on Gabrielle Swainson Suspect, Freddie Grant – Swainson kidnapping suspect indicted on federal ammo charge

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Previous Update’s Posted Below

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Updated: 09/14/12 – Columbia, SC  – Saturday marks four weeks since Columbia teenager Gabrielle Swainson disappeared from her home.

Deputies say the 15-year-old was taken against her will by 52 year old Freddie Grant back on August 18. Sheriff Leon Lott says his officers have obtained a warrant for Grant’s arrest, but have not formally charged him yet in Swainson’s disappearance.

Currently, Grant is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center on a federal ammunition charge.

Sheriff Leon Lott says Grant was in a relationship with Swainson’s mother and had a key to their home. Lott says Gabbiee’s blood was found in Grant’s Elgin home and in a nearby junkyard.

Lott has gone on record to calling Grant a monster, something Grant’s attorney used in a failed attempt to get a gag order in the case.

Friday, News19 asked Lott about the effort to silence him.

“I’m worried about finding Gabbiee,” Lott said. “Anything I said has been the truth and I can back it with facts. I’m going to say what I’ve got to say and that’s the truth, and whatever I can say that’s going to help find Gabbiee then that’s what I’m going to do.”

Lott say his department has followed up on more than 400 Crimestoppers tips. If you know anything that can help with this case, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

(WLTX is the source of the article above)

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South Carolina; Updated – 9/4/12 – Freddie Grant, Suspect In Gabrielle Swainson’s Disappearance, Person Of Interest In Two More Cases;  Freddie Grant, a man charged with kidnapping in the disappearance of 15-year-old Gabrielle Swainson, is also a person of interest in
the case of another missing South Carolina woman and the unsolved homicide of a
S.C. man, reports the Charlotte Observer

Pictured; Freddie Grant (Police Photo)

Police in Elgin County have said Freddie Grant is a ”person of interest” in two additional cases and are looking into it further. Daniele Lee Wood, 36-years-old who was killed in October 2011 and the disappearance of Adriana Laster, 28-years-old who was last seen a year ago in September 2011 with Grant in S.C. According to CBS news, Laster is a mother of an 11-year-old daughter who said that she and her mother would keep in touch daily until September 2011 when the calls stopped. She is now living with her Grandmother in S.C.

According to CBS affiliate, a report from March 2011 says officers found Laster crying as she lay on the ground. It said Grant “grabbed her by the hair and slammed her face into the side of his mother’s house and dragged her to the car.” The report says they fought on the way home from with Grant “pouring some sort of fuel on her” in the car. The report went on the say Grant slammed Laster’s head into a brick wall. Police found and photographed various cuts, bruises and other injuries on her body. It’s believed that Grant and Laster spent time in Homestead before relocating to South Carolina.

Adriana Laster refused to press charges and according to a Police report, she was 3-months pregnant in what was a consented sexual-encounter with Grant. This was shortly before her disappearance.

Grant, who has been charged with kidnapping Gabbie Swainson, has not been cooperating with Police who continue with the help of the community and friends and family of the missing teen.

Richland County, S.C. Sheriff Leon Lott believe Gabby is still alive. “We believe that she’s alive. Where and how, I don’t know.” Said Lott.

”He’s a monster,” said Lott speaking of Freddie Grant.

Anyone with information about Laster or Grant is urged to call Crime Stoppers in South Carolina at 1888-CRIME-SC.

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Previous Updates Below

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♦ Gabrielle Chloe’s Disappearance, Freddie Grant Not Leading Police To Here Whereabouts ♦

→ Gabrielle Chloe Swainson, a 15-year-old cheerleader from Richland County, South Carolina, has been missing since August 18, 2012. She disappeared between 3 am and 7:30 am. Gabrielle’s mother, Elvia Swainson, left her daughter at home to work.

When Elvia got home, she heard the alarm clock ringing. She then called out to her daughter but Gabrielle did not respond, so Elvia went to check on her. That was when Elvia noticed her child was missing.

Elvia told ABC News that she called Gabrielle’s cell phone, but there was no answer. Chandra Cleveland-Jennings, a private investigator that the Swainson family hired, explained that Gabrielle does not have a habit of running away.

When police did search Gabrielle’s room, there was nothing missing from her room. All of her clothes were there as well as her pocketbook. “Police have been unable to locate a signal on the girl’s cell phone. There was also no sign of forced entry or signs of struggle. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office now believes Gabrielle may have been abducted.” Now police have arrested and charged 52-year-old Freddie Grant, a friend of the Swainson’s family, with kidnapping Gabrielle. Police actually “found blood and DNA from the South Carolina teen on duct tape near the man’s home…Authorities believe Grant forced the teen from her home in Columbia and took her to his home in Elgin, S.C.”

According to police, Grant is refusing to assist in locating Gabrielle.

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UPDATE; Published 8/28/12 by (CBS/AP) ↔ COLUMBIA, S.C. – Investigators charged Freddie Grant with kidnapping in the disappearance of 15-year-old Gabrielle “Gabbiee” Swainson after her blood was found on duct tape near his home, authorities said Tuesday.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said 52-year-old Grant was a family acquaintance and did yard work for the Swainson family. The sheriff was holding out hope that Gabbiee will be found alive, and more than 100 officers are combing through a junkyard across from the suspect’s home in Elgin on Tuesday looking for the missing teen. “I haven’t given up hope of finding her and bringing her home. That’s what we’re operating under, that she can be found,” Lott said. “He’s only charged with kidnapping.”

Grant was uncooperative when investigators first asked him if he knew where Gabbiee was, and hadn’t been any more helpful since he was charged with kidnapping on Monday.

Gabbiee was last seen by her mother around 4 a.m. on Aug. 18 asleep in her bed. Her mother said Gabbiee was gone when she returned home from work several hours later. All the teen’s clothes, her purse and her cellphone charger were still in the home, authorities said.

Investigators began questioning the family and anyone who knew the girl. Grant was an obvious target because he was a convicted felon and deputies became even more suspicious when he refused to cooperate, Lott said. Bullets were found in Grant’s home, leading to a federal weapons charge. Additional searches uncovered his DNA and Gabbiee’s DNA on duct tape with blood on it found near his house, the sheriff said.

Grant is being held without bail at the Lexington County jail.

Lott said investigators are checking to see whether Grant is involved in the disappearance of a 28-year-old woman last year.

Investigators said Adriana Laster, who lived with Grant in Elgin, has been missing for nearly a year. Laster disappeared in September 2011, but wasn’t reported missing until March of this year by her grandmother in Homestead, Fla., Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown said.

Grant and Laster lived together and had a troubled relationship. Brown said his officers were called to their home several times, culminating in an April 2011 charge of criminal domestic violence against Grant. Police pressed forward with the misdemeanor even though Laster asked them to drop the case. Grant was convicted and paid a fine, Brown said.

SOURCE: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57501866-504083/gabrielle-swainson-freddie-grant-charged-with-kidnapping-missing-sc-teen-sheriff-hopeful-shes-alive/?tag=re1.channel

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Missing Soldier,Kelli Marie Bordeaux, Missing Soldier Fort Bragg, NC

PHOTO: Kelli Bordeaux, a Fort Bragg soldier, has been missing since April 14, 2012 and was last seen at the Froggy Bottoms bar.

Photo Above Is Kelli Bordeaux’s Default Photo On Facebook.

UPDATE – 11/21/12 – FORT BRAGG, NC — Remains discovered near Fort Bragg could be missing soldier Kelli Marie Bordeaux – 

Police have found remains at Fort Bragg and are now investigating if they could belong to the 23-year-old, Private First Class Kelli Bordeaux, who went missing in April.

The remains were discovered at the Eastern Training Area on the U.S. Army base in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Tuesday night but police will not specify if they are animal or human remains.

Searchers began combing the area when they received a tip about a possible body in the area. The remains are currently under review at a forensic laboratory for identification.

GoneGone: Private First Class Kelli Bordeaux was reported missing on April 16 by officials at Fort Bragg, after not showing up for duty

New cluesNew clues: Police discovered remains at the Eastern Training Area on the U.S. Army base in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Tuesday night

The combat medic was last seen on April 14, leaving a bar in Fayetteville, called Froggy Bottoms, early in the morning.

She was reported missing on April 16 by officials at Fort Bragg, after not showing up for duty.

Her husband, Mike, was visiting family in Florida at the time of his wife’s disappearance.

She was assigned to the 601st Area Support Medical Company, 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, as a health service specialist.

A native of St. Cloud, Florida she joined the military in April 2011.

In loveIn love: The married 23-year-old was alone in North Carolina. Her husband Mike (right) was visiting family in Florida

Since her disappearance her family has held on to hope that they will find her but there have been no charges and few clues in the case.

Her family is still holding on for hope and in July hosted a charity event to pray for the search and raise awareness of her disappearance.

‘I know it’s scary to do the right thing, especially if you know a hard truth, but you can’t imagine how difficult it is for my family,’ Bordeaux’s older sister, Olivia Cox, told FOX News, pleading with the public for help.

‘Her birthday is a month away and she’s not here. She’s not going to be here for Thanksgiving.’

Click here to read the rest of this article written and published by Dailymail.co.uk

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August 15, 2012 – FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA — Female Soldier Missing From Fort Bragg –

Authorities are searching for Kelli Bordeaux (23-years-old), a combat medic who was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Kelli was last seen on April 14, 2012, after leaving A Ramsey Street  bar, Froggy Bottoms, in Fayetteville (NC). Kelli was supposedly dropped off at around 1:30 pm by the entrance to Meadowbrook at Kings Grant apartments 6707 Water Trail Drive  Fayetteville, NC 28311.  This location is on busy route 401 just blocks from the entrance to Interstate I-295. The private first class, who is stationed at nearby Fort Bragg, was reported missing the following Monday by base officials when she didn’t show up for work on April 16th.

Kelli is assigned to the 601st Area Support Medical Company, 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, as a health service specialist. She is a native of St. Cloud, Florida ., and joined the military in April 2011. She arrived at the unit in November 2011.

Police believe Kelli is in possible danger. “There is some information we’ve gathered that makes us concerned for her safety,” said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Gavin MacRoberts. He declined to go into more detail due to the ongoing investigation.

Kelli’s mother, Johanna Henson, has stated she was having difficulty coping with her daughter’s suspicious disappearance. “I can’t function not knowing where she is. How can someone hurt her?” Henson said. “I lost my mother and my husband within a three months span. I can’t deal with losing my child. I can’t deal with anymore loss.”

During the past four decades, at least 459 people may have been killed at the hands of highway serial killers, FBI statistics show.  “There is some information we’ve gathered that makes us concerned for her safety,” said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Gavin MacRoberts. He declined to go into more detail due to the ongoing investigation.

Bordeaux, who is from Orlando, FL  has been married to her husband Mike Bordeaux for nearly two years, according to her Facebook page which can be  viewed by clicking here.

Kelli’s loved ones have also set up a Facebook page called ”Find Kelli Bordeaux” – http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/FindKelli

Kelli’s case will be featured on the Jon Lieberman “The Crime Line” show – When: Tuesday Aug. 14 @ 4:30 EDT –  To watch the show please click on the Official website for Kelli Bordeaux (linked below)

For the latest updates, please visit The official website for Kelli Bordeaux – http://www.findkelli.com/

Bordeaux has blond hair and brown eyes. She stands 5’1″ tall and weighed approx 101 pounds at the time of her disappearance. She has a Scar on her left eyebrow from a surf boarding accident where she got six stitches, Shooting star tattoo on top of her right foot, Tribal tattoo on her upper left thigh and Trickling stars going down the back of her neck all the way down her spine. She was last seen wearing a pink tank top and black shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fayetteville Police at (910) 433-1856 or CrimeStoppers  at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

Endangered Adult – Valerie Sifsof (43) – Alaska

 

LASTEST UPDATE – AUGUST 6th, 2012 – Valerie Sifsof’s missing persons reward fund is now at $27,100. The fund was established by friends and family in the hopes of encouraging persons with information to come forward willingly. Sifsof disappeared from the Granite Creek campground at mile 64 of the Seward Highway on July 7. A missing persons report was issued on July 11.

Sisof is 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighs 120 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. The 43-year-old was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt-type jacket, blue sweatpants and black boots.

Valerie Sifsof is the aunt of Olympic snowboarder Callan Chythlook-Sifsofof Girdwood, Alaska. The Sifsof family has hosted extensive searches of the area in which Valerie disappeared but so far to no avail. In her blog, Chythlook-Sifsof writes:

Valerie’s dad is firm that he will search the area until he’s 100 percent satisfied that every rock has been looked at, and without any doubt that if she is here, she’d be found. (However) finding no trace of her increases the likelihood that this is more than getting lost in the woods in the dark… the prospect of abduction from the campground has hovered in the background from the first day. Law enforcement takes this seriously and Valerie’s family has faith and confidence in their professional expertise and investigative strategies.

Anyone with information regarding Sifsof is being asked to call the Alaska State Troopers in Girdwood at (907) 783-0972, and reference incident number AK12219013; or call the Alaska Bureau of Investigation Missing Persons Clearinghouse in Alaska, 1-800-478-9333 or (907) 269-5497. The family has established a website that can be checked for updates: www.valeriesifsof.com

SOURCE http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/missing-valerie-sifsof-reward-fund-hits-27000

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