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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

 

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).

Dana Rishpy, Israeli National, Disappeared After Being Seen On Video With An Unidentified Male In Tulum, Mexico

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Above and below photos of Dana Rishpy taken shortly before her 2007 disappearance

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  • Birthdate: May 26, 1982
  • Birth Place: Israel
  • Missing From: Cancun, Mexico
  • Missing Since: March 30, 2007
  • Age Then: 24
  • Age Now: 29
  • Ht: 5’7″ Wt: 120 pounds (thin frame)
  • Hair: Long Wavy Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue (described as blue-green)
  • Sex: Female Race: White
  • Nationality: Israeli
  • Other: Dana has dual citizenship of Israel and Germany.

Dana Rishpy was a 24-year-old college student when she disappeared on the night of March 30, 2007. She originally to the United States from Israel to search for a good graduate school. She then took a vacation in Cancun, Mexico and was last seen at the Mezzanine Hotel in Tulum, Mexico after attending a beach party, and was seen accompanied with an unidentified male who was drinking. Family and loved ones don’t know who the man is and authorities haven’t been able to identify him.

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Who is the unidentified man in these still-shots?

The FBI and Israeli National Police have since become involved in Dana’s disappearance. They are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man in the photos above. This information could help in locating Dana Rishpy and/or provide new information about her disappearance. The individual is wanted for questioning regarding Dana Rishpy’s disappearance. He is described as a White male with a thin/medium build, and appears to be either North American or possibly Australian although some reports state she was last seen with an American man. Authorities say he is NOT a fugitive from the law and police just want to speak to him for possible information that he might not believe is significant but may yield clues that will locate her.

A couple years after Dana disappeared a homeless man came forward claiming to have witnessed the young woman’s murder.

Dana’s case has received a good amount of attention including being featured on America’s Most Wanted

Dana constantly kept in touch with family and friends threw phone calls and the internet. After March, 2007 the phone calls completely stopped and no trace of her has ever been located.

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

American College Student Vanished In Florence, Italy Almost One Decade Ago

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Photos of Matthew A. Mullaney taken shortly before his 2003 disappearance

Matthew Mullaney was in his early twenties when he suddenly went missing nine years ago. He was born and raised in the United States but was attending college at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. He had previously attended Fairfield University in Connecticut but had flown to Italy in January 2003 to study art. It was his first semester of college abroad and he was excited at the opportunity to explore another country/culture. Loved ones described him as an outgoing, social, friendly young man with no known enemies.

A few weeks after arriving in Italy, Matthew disappeared. On the night of January 31, 2003, Matthew told his roommate he was heading to the Lions Fountain Irish pub in Florence, a local spot frequented by American students. Witnesses reported seeing him in the early morning hours (approx 2:30AM) standing outside the Pub, getting ready to leave. That was the last time he was seen. His roommate reported him missing the following day on February 1, 2003, when he didn’t return to their living-quarters and couldn’t be reached.

“According to the staff, his behavior was normal and he was chatting with other students in the bar while there,” the young man’s family would later say in a written statement posted on a website they created (http://www.matthewmullaney.com/)

The FBI has since become involved with this case and on their website under his case it lists him as possibly being in Europe. Those sightings are not confirmed and family members and friends say he would have most definitely contacted them unless he was put into a situation where he couldn’t reach out to them. (Ex; Abducted.)

A website titled Have You Seen Matt? was created by loved ones who’ve been without answers for years. At the top of the site there’s a little intro which says;

We are (Matt Mullaney’s family), a family desperate to find our son/brother. His gentle spirit, quick wit and beautiful smile is missing from our lives. Matt is loved and missed by so many. We have been relentless in our search for him since February of 2003. Please take the time to look at his face ( and read our story) We know this is our only hope of receiving word about him. We have faith that someone out there has an answer for us. We hope and pray that you will come forward. Please help us find Matt…

  • Full Name: Matthew Alan Mullaney
  • Birthdate: November 5, 1981
  • Missing Date: January 31, 2003
  • Age Then: 22 years ago
  • Age Now: 31 years old
  • Born In: Brockton, MA – USA (New England)
  • Went Missing In: Florence Italy
  • Race: White (has Irish decent) Gender: Male
  • Hair: Dark Brown (thick and wavy)
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Ht: 5’10” Wt: 175 pounds
  • Possible Locations: Europe, Italy, USA, Etc
  • Other: He has pierced ears, but may not wear earrings. He has surgical scars on his left ankle, along with pins in his left ankle. He has a large tattoo of a shamrock with flames coming off the top of it in the middle of his back.

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Photo of Shamrock design similar to Matthew’s tattoo

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact Matthew’s mother, Terri Mullaney at 781-545-6995 — You can also leave a tip by clicking Matthew’s FBI Missing Persons Poster (also click the Facebook ‘share’ button on his poster to spread awareness.)

Yuan Wang, Originally From China, Disappeared In 1998 After Getting Off Her Fairfax County School Bus

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The left photo was taken shortly before her disappearance and the right photo is age progressed to nineteen years. She will be turning 27 this year.

  • Full Name: Yuan Xia Wang
  • Nickname: Incha
  • Missing From: Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Date Of Birth Used: September 13, 1986
  • Age Used: 12 years old (she told authorities she was twelve when arriving in the US however, it is possible that she was as old as fifteen.)
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5’6″ (168 cm); 118 lbs (54 kg).
  • Race:: Asian (Chinese) Gender: Female
  • Hair: Black Eyes: Black/Dark
  • Clothing: Last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jacket, jeans and white sneakers
  • Yang spoke Mandarin Chinese and had very limited English skills at the time of her disappearance.

On August 25, 1998, twelve-year-old Yuan Wang was smuggled from China to the United States. They were taking her to Washington D.C. but their plan foiled at Dulles International Airport when one of her smugglers, a Thai citizen named Chaichana Klaharn pretended that she was his niece. Security at Dulles International Airport arrested the smugglers and in September, 1998, they were sentenced to four months in jail for passport fraud.

Meanwhile, Yuan was sent to temporary live at a Fairfax County, VA foster home. She spoke Mandarin and had very limited English so a Mandarin speaking babysitter was sent to care for her. She also started attending Holmes Middle School.

Less than two months later on October 21, 1998 at approximately 3PM, Yuan got off her school bus near Lincolnia Road and Deming Avenue in Alexandria. She was supposed to take a cab to a 3:30PM Doctors appointment but when the cab showed up, Yuan was gone. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Searches threw out Fairfax yielded no clues.

A decade after she disappeared, in 2008, investigators said they thought Yuan could be in Kansas City, Missouri, although it’s not confirmed.

Investigators have a few theories including the possibility that her smugglers kidnapped her, forcing her to work (also known as trafficking.). Or she ran away out of fear that she’d be deported back to China. Her foster family stated that although Yuan seemed very smart and appeared content with her new life, they didn’t get to know her well enough to know if she was capable of running away. Investigators are also not ruling out the possibility that she was abducted by a stranger. She is classified as “Endangered Missing”.

Agency Case Number: 982941432

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Fairfax County Police Department
703-691-2131
or
Your local FBI/Police

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.

Human Sex-Trafficking – Those who are abducted and/or forced into modern day slavery

Lifetime Movie – Human Trafficking Movie Part 1 There are 19 video clips to this whole Lifetime movie. Each clip is around 10 minutes with the total of 19 clips, (with 19 titled ”final part.”) To continue watching the movie, click on the video responses which is in order 1-19 or you can look at the related videos (which will be on the right-side of the youtube page.) If you’re having trouble finding a certain clip let me know and I will get the video-link.

To learn more about Human Trafficking or to report a tip and additional numbers/hotlines, please visit: Polarisproject.org

Sex trafficking occurs when people are forced or coerced into the commercial sex trade against their will. Child sex trafficking includes any child involved in commercial sex. Sex traffickers frequently target vulnerable people with histories of abuse and then use violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage, or other forms of control and manipulation to keep victims involved in the sex industry. Sex trafficking exists within the broader commercial sex trade, often at much larger rates than most people realize or understand. Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues of the overall sex industry, including residential brothels, hostess clubs, online escort services, brothels disguised as massage parlors, strip clubs, and street prostitution. – (for sex-trafficking resources, please go to polarisproject.org)

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. – To contact the National Human-Trafficking Resource Center, call: 1-888-3737-888

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Facts/Stats – Did you know?

That the UNITED STATES is one of the largest markets for sex-slavery in the WORLD. Modern day slavery is only occurring because we choose to ignore it.

Did you know that approximately 800,000 people are trafficked annually across international boarders, with atleast half being children and most (atleast 80%) being female.

Did you know that after the illegal sale or drugs and weapons, the most profitable business is human-trafficking.

Did you know that Child/Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. 

Did you know that the average age of entry for children victimized in sex-trafficking is 12 years (According to the US Department of Justice)

Did you know that the average number of victims for non-incestuous pedophiles who molest girls is 20, for pedophiles who prefer boys 100!

Read below for additional child trafficking statistics..

Child/Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. Child/ human trafficking is the world’s second largest criminal enterprise, after drugs. U.S. State Department

The global market of child trafficking at over $12 billion a year with over 1.2 million child victims. UNICEF

As many as 2.8 million children run away each year in the US. Within 48
hours of hitting the streets, one-third of these children are lured or recruited into the underground world of prostitution and pornography. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The average age of entry for children victimized by the sex trade industry is 12 years. U.S. Department of Justice

Approximately 80% of human trafficking victims are women and girls and up to 50% are minors. U.S. State Department

The average number of victims for non-incestuous pedophiles who molest girls is 20, for pedophiles who prefer boys 100! The Association For the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

300,000 children in the U.S. are at risk every year for commercial sexual exploitation. U.S. Department of Justice

600,000 – 800,000 people are bought and sold across international borders each year; 50% are children, most are female. The majority of these victims are forced into the commercial sex trade. U.S. Department of State, 2004, Trafficking in Persons Report, Washington, D.C.

An estimated 14,500 to 17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked into the United States each year. The number of U.S. citizens trafficked within the country is even higher, with an estimated 200,000 American children at risk for trafficking into the sex industry. U.S. Department of Justice Report to Congress from Attorney General John Ashcroft on U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons

An average serial child molester may have as many as 400 victims in his lifetime. Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Study

Child pornography is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States right now. Nationally, there has been a 2500% increase in arrests in 10 years. FBI

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which helps to identify and locate children in pornography photos and videos, says it’s staff reviewed more than 10.5 million images in 2009 alone.

Reports of exploited children grow every year, in 2009, the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children received more than 120,000 reports on its cyber tip line. In 2010, the number grew to over 160,000 with the vast majority being from child pornography.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children contact info below…
Report a Sighting of a Missing Child

Please report any information regarding a missing child to the Call Center. We have operators available 24-hours a day to receive “sightings” by telephone or via the Internet. Call the toll-free Hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678) 24-hours a day.