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Irina and Oscar Vazquez Believed to Have Been Abducted By Their Mother (May be in Mexico)

IRINA-AZURA-VAZQUEZ• Victim #1
Case Type: Family Abduction
Full Name: Irina Azura Vazquez
Missing From: Cook County, IL
Date of Birth: June 14, 2006
Missing Date: Feb 22, 2013
Current Age: 6
Race: Hispanic Sex: Female
Height: 3’10” Weight: 45 pounds
Hair: Brown Eye: Brown

NCMEC Case#: NCMC1211577

 

 

 

Irina Vazquez was last seen on the night of February 22, 2013 in Berwyn in Cook County, Illinois. Irina’s younger sibling, Oscar Vazquez, was last seen on June 30, 2011. They’re believed to be in the company of their mother and she may have taken them to Mexico or may still be in the USA. She hs ties to San Antonio, TX.

Irina has a birthmark on her lower back. When Oscar was last seen he was missing is two front teeth. Both children may be going by the last name Carbajal, Vasques, or Carbajal-Vazquez.

OSCAR-CONRADO-VAZQUEZ• Victim #2
Full Name: Oscar Conrado Vazquez
Date of Birth Jun 30, 2009 Sex: Male
Missing Date: 02/22/13 Race: Hispanic
Current Age: 3
Race: Hispanic Sex: Male
Height: 3’2″ Weight: 30 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown

NCMEC Case#: NCMC1211577

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of either child are asked to please contact:
Berwyn Police Department 1-708-795-5600
And/Or
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

 

 

Chicago Police Are Trying To Locate Two Missing People (UPDATE)

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03/21/13 UPDATE: Sadly, Michelle Manalansan, 27, has been located deceased in Pilsen apartment complex in Chicago, IL. She was last seen alive on February 9, 2013 in the 300 block of East South Water Street in Chicago. 

Manalansan was a student at Harold Washington College and had regularly frequented the downtown area of Chicago prior to her death.

Police are still working on the disappearance of another Chicago resident. Both cases are separate.

25-year-old Samuel Jones was last seen near the 2700 block of South Western Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago on March 2, 2013.

Full Name: Samuel Jones
Age: 25
Race: Black Sex: Male
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 190 pounds
Clothing: He was last seen wearing a denim, grey hoodie, blue work pants and black work boots.

Anyone with information regarding these cases are asked to please contact:
Detectives from the Chicago Police Department (312) 747-8380.

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

Who is Racine County Jane Doe?

unidentified_child_victimReconstruction created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children of what Jane Doe may have looked like during her life. The photo was created based on the description of medical examiners and should not be the sole identification factor.

Nickname Given: Racine County Jane Doe
Date Found: 1999
Location: Raymond, Racine County, WI
Country Found: United States
Estimated Year of Death: 1999
Estimated Age: Between 18 and 30
Race: White Sex: Female
Height: 5’8″ Weight: 120 pounds
Hair Color: Curly/Wavy Brown Eye Color: Brown or Hazel
Clothing: Man’s gray or silver country western-style shirt with pearlized snap buttons and a red floral pattern on the chest, black sweat pants
Dental: Her two upper front teeth protruded slightly, a rotated incisor, and she had several missing or decayed teeth
Other: Both of her ears were double-pierced. She had no jewelry on her, had healed scars on her shins, and was barefoot when found

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Racine County Jane Doe was wearing a shirt similar to the one pictured

Racine County Police have been trying to determine the identity of an unidentified female discovered in a corn field on 92nd Street between 6 and 7 Mile roads in Raymond by a man walking his dog on July 21, 1999.

She had been abused and murdered and according to reports in the weeks before her murder she suffered blunt force trauma to many different parts of her body. She was also malnourished and showed signs of being sexually assaulted. Her left ear was battered, commonly referred to as “Cauliflower Ear”.

Retired Racine County Detective Eileen Reilly, who led the search for clues on the identity of the Jane Doe, said she believed the young woman could possibly be from another country.

Reilly told The Journal Times during the height of the investigation, that the victim had hired a caregiver for her mother who was not a United States citizen.

After the discovery over a decade ago, media and journalists spoke about the case with representatives from the Milwaukee office of the FBI since human traffickers used O’Hare International Airport as a transportation hub. According to the website enddemandillinois.org Chicago’s central location makes the airport a target destination for traffickers. That site’s goal is to reduce the demand for the sex trade by “shifting law enforcement’s attention to sex traffickers and people who buy sex, while proposing a network of support for survivors of the sex trade.”

Chicago’s central geographic location, regionally divided and often insular ethnic communities, transportation infrastructure, and the O’Hare International Airport make the city an ideal location for traffickers to bring victims into Illinois and transport them to other cities and states. This would explain why, after twelve years, the identity of the victim is still unknown.

Or, perhaps Racine County Jane Doe arrived in USA as an Au-Pair who met up with the wrong people. In 1999 the demand for Au-Pairs from Eastern Europe, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic were strong.

NCIC Case#: 1005141

Updates on the case are available on the Jane Doe Racine County, Wisconsin Facebook page.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Racine County Investigator Tom Knaus (262) 636-3367 and/or Tracy Hintz at (262) 636-3190.

Anonymous tips can also be left with Crime Stoppers of Racine County at 1-888-636-9330, email: http://racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or text message: RACS to 274637(CRIMES).

Indiana Wesleyan University Student Missing Since 1993 After Leaving Her Dorm To Buy A Soda

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Photo of Tricia Lynn Reitler

Tricia Reitler was born in Ohio to Garry and Donna Reitler. In 1993, she was a freshman studying psychology at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, located in Grant County, IN.

On March 29, 1993 at approximately 8PM, Reitler left her dorm and walked a half a mile to Marsh grocery store to purchase a root-beer. She planned on returning to her dorm in Bowman Hall but never made it and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Searchers located Reitler’s blood-stained clothes in a field near Seybold Pool, which is between her dorm and Marsh grocery store.

Police have three potential suspects in Reitler’s case including Larry D. Hall, a  long time suspect. He is serving a life sentence for the abduction and murder of a 15-year-old teenager from Illinois, whose body was found in Indiana. However, he denies any involvement in Reitler’s case and although authorities found circumstantial evidence in Hall’s possession, he was never charged with the abduction and presumed murder of Tricia Reitler because there’s no body to link him to a crime and this case remains unsolved.

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Age progressed photo of what Tricia Reitler may look like at 34 years of age. She would be turning 39 years old this year.

DOB: 02/09/74 Missing Since: 03/29/93
Gender: Female Race: Caucasian
Age Then: 19 Age Now: 39
Height: 5’3” (160 cm) Weight: 103 lbs (47 kg)
Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Missing From: Marion – Grant County – IN – USA

TriciaReitlerTricia’s family believe she is deceased and hope one day they will get closure. They have purchased a grave and headstone (pictured) and wish now to just find their daughter to bring her home and lay her to rest in Ohio.

Agency Case Number: 1993-65081
NCMEC Case Number: NCMA780520
NCIC Number: M-633946073
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

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

Marion Police Department
Sergeant Dorsey
765-662-9981 

Source:
The Doe Network
Help Find The Missing
Find A Grave
NCMEC

Unidentified Black Female Discovered in 1980

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Photo above is a facial reconstruction done by a forensic artist at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Items such as eye color and hair style are the artist’s estimations to complete the image, and should not be considered as significant markers for identification.

Case Type: Unidentified
DOB: Sex: Female
Found: Sep 23, 1980 Race: Black
Age Now: 17-25 Height: 5’6″ (168 cm)
Missing City: CHICAGO Weight: 133 lbs (60 kg)
Missing State : IL Hair Color: Black
Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Brown
Case Number: NCMU1106799

On September 23, 1980, an unidentified black female was found in a shipping waterway in the south Chicago suburbs in Illinois.

She had a reddish tint to her hair and was wearing a pink or red hair comb. The deceased young woman was dressed in a blue sweater, a tan bra, and a navy blue zipper sweater which may have had a floral print. There were two sponge hair rollers found near the body which the victim was also believed to have been wearing. She had a silver ring on the third finger of her left hand, a gold earring in the shape of a spade in her left ear, and a gold crescent-shaped earring in her right ear.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children by calling 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Source: NCMEC

Fourteen years later and (illegal) female still eludes authorities for the murder of one child and the abduction of another

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Photo of Alicia Leonor Banuelos

PALATINE, IL — Banuelos, then 31 from Mexico, was living illegally in Illinois when she lost custody of her four year old daughter, Lyric Garcia, in 1997. Around the same time police had charged her for first degree murder for the death of her youngest child, a newly born baby girl.

On April 29, 1997, Banuelos returned to a Palatine home where she was living at the time. She had worked an overnight shift at a grill factory and then slept through the afternoon. She awoke to labor pains and went to her bathroom where she delivered her daughter without medical attention. The infant, who was not given a name, was born healthy and only lived the first moments of her short life before she was drowned by the hands of her own mother.

She was arrested shortly after. Lyric, the eldest daughter, had been placed in a guardian’s custody pending the result of the murder and custody trail.

Banuelos was scheduled to begin trial on October 12, 1999 for the murder. Two days before trail, on October 10, 1999, during a monthly visitation, she had gone by her sister’s house upset over a meeting with her lawyer. It is unknown what exactly transpired at the meeting but her other sister, who was also at the house, suggested that the three of them (her, Banuelos and Lyric) spend their visit at the local Chicago mall, to get their mind off the custody issue and upcoming court date.

While at the mall, Banuelos snatched Lyric and took off and both of them haven’t been seen or heard from since.

For nearly fourteen years, she has been on the run, evading murder and kidnapping charges in Illinois. She is believed to have travelled back to Mexico.

FBI was eventually involved in the case and Banuelos is listed on their website. According to the FBI, calls were made to a hotel in Zacatecas, Mexico, where she is believed to have friends.

There have been no sightings of Banuelos since 1999, and officials said they do not know if Lyric, who would now be around 17 or 18, is still alive.

 Alicia Banuelos will be turning 46 in the year 2013.

Banuelos FBI’s Most Wanted Poster for her physical description and other information.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:  FBI (Chicago) 312-421-6700.