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Authorities in Florida and Louisiana Have Issued An Alert For Two Children Abducted By Their Non Custodial Parents (UPDATED!)

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UPDATE – According to Yahoo News Joshua and Sharyn Hakken have been arrested after fleeing to Cuba with their non custodial children Chase Hakken, 2, and Cole, 4, whom were kidnapped on April 4, 2013 at their grandmothers Tampa, Florida home where they resided.

The suspects fled on a boat named “Salty” and sailed to Cuba where they were located and apprehended.

Both boys have been returned to their grandparents who has full custodial rights.

Joshua and Sharyn Hakken will appear in court Thursday, April 18, 2013 for the first time to face charges including kidnapping, child neglect, false imprisonment, burglary and interference with custody.

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Joshua Michael Hakken, 34, was listed as Endangered Missing on the Louisiana State Police Facebook page three days ago. After doing more research it appears as if he along with his wife, Sharyn Patricia Hakken, 34, kidnapped their two children, Chase Hakken, 2, and Cole Hakken, 4 from their grandmother who had custody of both boys in Tampa, FL.

The abduction occurred on the morning of April 4, 2013 and later that same day the Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an AMBER Alert for both missing boys.

Both suspects are the biological parents of the two victims however, neither have any custodial rights.

The children may be traveling to or through Louisiana since their abductors have ties to the Slidell area which is the reason for the Louisiana alert. The suspects may be driving in a black 2006 GMC pickup bearing University of Florida license plate U95KT.

The suspects description:

  • Joshua Hakken stands 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Sharyn Hakken stands 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has blue-green eyes and short, curly brown hair.

The victims description:

  • Cole Hakken (bottom lefr) stands 3 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 44 pounds.
  • Chase Hakken (bottom right) stands 3 feet tall and weighs 33 pounds. Both youths have brown hair and brown eyes.

Citizens are advised not to approach the two suspects. Instead, call 911, your local law enforcement agency or the Hillsborough County, Fla., sheriff’s office at (813) 247-8200.

El Dorado Jane Doe Killed Over Twenty Years Ago Still Unidentified

el-dorado-jane-doePhotos of  the unidentified victim (circa 1990)

Date and Location: Unidentified White Female Located on July 10, 1991 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas.
Estimated Time of Death: The victim died the same day that she was discovered.
Estimated age: 18-21 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 5’11″; 150-160 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: She has blonde hair however, it was brown at the time of her death. She had blue eyes, freckles and a birth mark under her left breast. She also had three piercings in her right ear and 2 in left ear.
Clothing: Victim was discovered wearing white ankle socks, acid washed blue jeans, black belt, white T-shirt and white shoes.
Jewelry: A gold-colored, chain type bracelet present on right arm.
Aliases: Cheryl Ann Wick, Shannon Wiley, Kelly Carr, Kelly Karr, Mercedes
Other: Fingerprints, Dental and DNA are available.

This victim was found deceased at the Whitehall Motel in El Dorado, Arkansas on July 10, 1991. Authorities have determined that she resided in the Dallas, Texas region; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Little Rock, Arkansas prior to her death. At the time of her death, she was a resident of El Dorado and had been there for several years according to some reports.

It’s possible that the victim had been a runaway from the Florida area, which may be the reason she withheld her true identity.

Her murderer is James Roy McAlphin and he is in prison now for her murder. She was living at another address in El Dorado but went to the motel where he dragged her into the parking lot and beat her, then took her into the motel room and shot her. The victim came to El Dorado from Dallas in early 1991 where she used the name “Kelly Carr/Karr”. She had worked as a prostitute at the Carousel in Dallas. After leaving Dallas, she stopped off in Shreveport and then arrived in El Dorado. The victim was frequently at the hospital emergency room from beating and was arrested in May of 1991 for bad checks and she gave the name “Cheryl Ann Wick” from Minneapolis. Previous to her death, she worked as a topless dancer in Little Rock and that is where she told her “friends” she was originally from Florida.

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After her death, they found a Bible in her belongings. There were several names in it: Willie James Stroud, Sharon Yvette Stroud, Ladonna Elaine Stroud, Johnny Lee Stroud, Viola Elizabeth Ross Stroud, Donna Jean Stroud, Bobbie Joan Stroud and Willie James Dantzler Sr. They subsequently found that this was a Black family in Irving, Texas and they believe that she lived with the family for a while.

At some time she was arrested in Dallas and Houston with the aliases: “Cheryl Wick”, “Sharon Wiley”, “Kelly Carr” and “Mercedes”.

When found, she had an Arkansas ID card which read “Cheryl Ann Wick”. They located the parents’ address and when they called, Cheryl herself answered and said that she did not know her. The police believe that this was a case of identity theft. A detective found a copy of a letter sent from the police to the FBI stating that the suspect had said that her name was “Kelly Lee Carr” age 24, and that she was wanted in Virginia and along the East Coast for bank robbery.

James Roy McAlphin is no longer in prison for her murder, he is in the Robertson unit in Abilene, TX for a sexual assault in Travis County, TX. He was due to be released in 2010.

Who is El Dorado Jane Doe AKA Kelly Lee Carr? – 2010 article published by Yahoo News.

Agency Case #: 475-91
NCIC #: U- 504897578 & M-608593583
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact: Detective Cathy Phillips of the El Dorado Police Department Investigation Division at 870-881-4818 or 870-881-4810.

The El Dorado Polce Website gives the above contact numbers for those with information pertaining to this case.

The Doe Network has posted the below numbers for anyone with information.

Union County Coroner’s Office
870-864-1903
And/Or
El Dorado Police Department
Detective Cathy Phillips or Captain David Smith
870-881-4800
Tipsters may remain anonymous.

 

Terrilynn Monnette, Missing New Orleans School Teacher Has Been Located Deceased

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June 7, 2013 UPDATE — Sadly, 26-year-old Terri Monnette has been found deceased 98 days after she was last seen leaving Parlay’s Bar, a local bar in New Orleans, Louisiana.

For months Slidell police, family, friends and volunteers have been scouring City Park and the surrounding areas looking for the young woman and this past Saturday she was located by Mark Michaud, the leader of the Slidell Police Department’s dive team.

Michaud, 49, had gone to Bayou St. John on his 17-foot boat during his free time. Scanning the waters with a portable sonar device, he found a submerged car close to a bridge at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Wisner Boulevard.  He then grabbed his gear, dove in and saw a black Honda Accord – the same make and model as Monnette’s car. He then studied the license plate. It read, “WUN 494.”

It was Monnette’s car, and instead was a badly decomposed body in the driver’s seat — It was Terri Lynn Monnette. Cause of death: Drowning.

Rewind to 98 days: It was a Saturday night, March 2, 2013 and the West Bank elementary school teacher had been hanging out at Parlay’s bar in Eastern New Orleans. She had been drinking and having a good time with friends and co-workers and was what some described as intoxicated. At one point she was seen resting in her vehicle. Witnesses and surveillance cameras then saw  her speaking to a man in the parking lot around 4AM. The cameras show the both of them going their separate ways. She disappeared shortly after taking a right out of Parlay’s parking lot.

It seemed that the vehicle was pointed the way Monnette would probably have been going on March 2 after she drove away from Parlay’s bar in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue about 5 a.m. — the last time anyone saw her.

Click here for more information on this update.

03/11/13 UPDATE — Texas EquuSearch has been contacted and are now promoting Terrilynn’s missing case on their Web page. You can also download her missing poster and/or leave a donation. Your donation to Texas EquuSearch will be used for search missions, equipment, fuel, food, lodging for the Search Coordinators and expenses associated with the operation of their Mobile Command Center. Additionally, donations will be used for their day-to-day operating expenses.

Family, friends and concerned people in the community attended a prayer vigil last night at Wilson High School.

If you have any information you’re urged to please contact: Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500, or the New Orleans Police Department (below).

Terrilynn Monnette, a 26-year-old West Bank school teacher, was last seen in the early hours of Saturday morning, March 2, 2013.

She had gone to Parlay’s bar in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue in the Lakeview section of Crescent City with friends on Friday night going into early Saturday morning. According to witnesses including some of her employees, she had been drinking and was seen having a good time with several friends. Some reports claim that she was intoxicated, which could have rendered her vulnerable.

An eyewitness told police that he saw the missing teacher with an unidentified man in the bar’s parking lot, according to information on the missing person’s flyer that Monnette’s family has been distributing.

The manager of Parlay’s bar handed over video surveillance to police which show Monnette with an unidentified male walking to her car at approximately 3:45AM in the Parlay’s parking lot. They were in the car for a little while and then the man is seen getting out and going into his own vehicle. Both cars are seen driving off in opposite directions. This was the last spotting of Monnette and she hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

The bar’s general manager confirmed the eyewitnesses account, telling WGNO that the two talked in the parking lot “for a little while,” and that the bar’s video surveillance showed they left in separate cars. “He went one way, she went the other,”

Monnette’s mother also told police that between 3:30AM – 4AM, she had went to her vehicle to sleep because she had consumed alcohol beverages and didn’t want to drive under the influence.

Family and friends became immediately concerned and say it is uncharacteristic of Monnette to be away this long without contacting anybody. They have been searching and distributing missing person flyers with her photo and description on it. The posters have also been spreading threw out social media websites, especially Facebook.

Loved ones and volunteers gathered at Parlay’s bar at 7:30AM Thursday (03/07/13) to search. They walked through City Park banging sticks in bushes and searching through shrubs, hoping to find some sign of Monnette. City Park is a large park consisting of many yards, and searching will likely take more than a day.

Toni Enclade, the mother of Terrilynn Monnette, is adamant that her daughter will return to her safely.

“I really believe that she’s OK,” Enclade said with a firm nod of her head, as others searched the high grass near the City Park driving range behind her. “I’m very hopeful.”

Although hopeful, tension is rising and many are anxious.

Police are not only searching for Monnette, but are also trying to locate her 2012 three-door black Honda Accord with Louisiana license plate # WUN494.

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Photos of searches that were conducted this past week for the missing teacher who hasn’t been seen in over one week

Terri Lynn Monnette is described as a black female with a light complexion, long-brown hair and brown eyes, 5’8″ tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeved green and gray striped shirt (some reports state that she was wearing a pink and yellow striped sweater.)

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An Internet user posted this picture warning which has been passed along. However, to avoid rumors surfacing, a commenter posted that their cousin also works for NOPD and says this is simply not true.

A Facebook page called Terrilynn Monnette was created, as well as the Facebook group Prayers to Find Terrilynn Monnette. It unknown at the moment who exactly runs the pages however, comments from those closest to Terrilynn are regularly posted.

Terrilynn Monnette is missed by many. Some of the comments posted on the Facebook support pages include;

My son keeps asking me has anyone found his teacher yet. Its really making my heartache to have to tell him no. I just keep telling him to say an extra special prayer at night with his bedtime prayers. Ms. Monnette IS a wonderful person that these children spend most of their day with. I cant speak for anyone else, but I’m tired of seeing the hurt /sadness in his eyes. PRAYERS GOING UP RIGHT NOW….. LORD FIND HER IN JESUS NAME.. AMEN

Fam, my heart is so full to see so many people working TOGETHER for such a noble cause, to FIND Terrilynn ♥ in all that you do please KEEP PRAYING!! Now it’s officially been over a week since our love one has been missing, but look how much we have accomplished via Social Media and by word of mouth… We’ve made such an impact and I sincerely want to THANK every one of you, keep praying, keep saying her NAME, keep telling her Story, keep showing her Picture… So glad to hear that the story made the news in CALI! God is So Good!! — with Alquincia Pope-Boston and 2 others.

Dozens of photos have also been posted including Terrilynn Monnette teaching her class.

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If you have any information regarding this case you’re urged to please contact:
New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) (504) 821-2222.

Updates;
Volunteers search for missing N.O. teacher – The Advocate
Search party launched in Lakeview for missing teacher – Nola

Lawanda Long – Endangered Runaway From New Orleans

Lawanda-LongNew Orleans Police are trying to located 16-year-old Lawanda Long who hasn’t been seen since January.

Police said Long was last seen by her mother on the evening of January 20, 2013 leaving their Central City home in the 2400 block of Jackson Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Nola, an online news website, reported a story back in October 2012 regarding Lawanda Long. It appears the teen is a chronic runaway and could be hanging out with a bad crowd. Her mother is worried due to the length of time without contact.

The October case is very similar to the January case. Both times Long was seen leaving her mother’s residence on Jackson Avenue at approximately 7PM.

She may still be in the local area.

Race: Black Sex: Female
Hair: Black shoulder-length
Height: 5’5″
Weight: 130 pounds
Other: She was last seen wearing tight, black pants and a light blue shirt and has tattoos on both her left and right hands.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) 504.821.2222.

Lafayette Woman Last Seen Exactly One Month Ago From Today

crystal-grebingerLafayette Police are investigating the disappearance of 32-year-old Crystal Grebinger who was last seen on February 8, 2013.

According to local reports, Grebinger’s husband had been described as abusive, telling her that if she ever left him that he would kill her. She was last seen leaving the safe house in Lafayette where she had been staying.

The woman’s mother, Tammy Savoy, has been passing out missing person flyers all around town and threw out  social media websites, trying to find her missing daughter. She hasn’t received any phone calls or visits from Grebinger in four weeks and she knew almost immediately that something wasn’t right.

“I knew something is wrong,” said Savoy. “People can cry wolf all the time. (But) this is happening. Something happened to my daughter.”

Grebinger was staying at a Lafayette safe house, while going through a divorce from her husband. Grebinger’s sister, Candy Dupuis, says Crystal, as a mother of four, was trying to get her family back on track.

“Her kids meant the world to her,” said Dupuis. “That was her everything, you know?”

The family said her marriage was rocky and violent. And they fear her husband had something to do with her disappearance.

“He always told her, and the divorce would be final this month, that is she left him, he’d kill her,” said Dupuis.

But at this point, police have named no suspects in her disappearance. And it’s the not knowing that’s the hardest on the family.

“It’s a bad feeling, right here [stomach],” said Savoy. “It’s just killing me. I can’t think. I can’t sleep, I can’t eat.”

Help Find Crystal Dupuis Grebinger is a Facebook page created by those closest to the missing woman. It has already gained over 1,000 likes.

Full Name: Crystal Dupuis Grebinger
Missing From:
Lafayette
Louisiana
USA
Age: 32
Race: White Sex: Female
Hair: Brown (occasionally wears different style/color wigs)
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’0″ Weight: 130 pounds
Other: She has a tattoo on her lower back

 

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Lafayette Police Department (337) 291-8600
And/Or contact: FindCrystalNow@Yahoo.com

Unidentified Male Discovered In Natchitoches Parish (LA) In The Winter of 2011

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Reconstruction created which shows what the man MAY have looked liked when he was alive. (Note: The reconstruction was done based on the medical examiners description and shouldn’t be the sole basis of identification.)

The unidentified man was discovered in a wooded area off of I-49 in Ajax, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana on December 22, 2011. Medical examiners concluded that he had been in that location 2 – 10 years prior to discovery. He also had a broken nose sometime during his life.

“John Doe” is described as an adult White male between the ages 35 to 50. Height and weight couldn’t be determined. DNA and Dental records are available.

FACES Case #: 11-46

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office 318-352-6432

You’re also asked to contact:

the FACES Lab.
Helen Bouzon, Research Associate, LSU – (225) 578-4761
Nicole Harris, Research Associate, LSU – (225) 578-3750

Please use the FACES Case # provided above.

There are currently two John Doe’s who were discovered in Natchitoches Parish who remain unidentified. Click here for the other unsolved case.

Identity of Female Dubbed “Rosa Doe” Remains Unknown

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Located In: Hancock County, Mississippi
Date Found: 05/10/03
Estimated age: 32 – 42 years old
Approximate Height: 5’1″ – 5’4″.
Clothing: Her clothing had been burned off.
Jewelry: Two gold bands on her right hand, and on her left thumb, she wore a silver-tone heart-shaped ring with a hollowed-out center.
Dental: She had in one point in her life spent a good amount of money on dental work. She had four fillings and there was an area in the subjects mouth where she was missing teeth and she could possibly have worn a bridge, but no bridge was located; she was missing her back right molars. 

The unidentified woman dubbed “Rosa Doe” was located in the Nasa Buffer Zone area of Northern Hancock County, Mississippi on May 10, 2003 and is believed to have been in that location for three days to three weeks.

Authorities believe it is possible that she was a transient in a possible drug deal gone wrong. The area is known to have transients and crack addicts. She had been seen at truck stops around the I-10 & I-12 area of Louisiana. Unlike most addicts, at one point in her life, she had spent a lot of money on dental work.

It is possible that she was killed either in Louisiana or Pearl River County, Missouri and her killer(s) brought her to Santa Rosa.
There have been up to three possible suspects who’ve been interviewed but no charges have been made against anyone and her identity remains unknown.

Agency Case Number: 03-07192
If you have any information regarding this case is asked to please contact: 
Hancock County Sheriff’s Office  228-467-0325 and/or Det Kenny Hurt – 228 466 6903
or FACES Lab 225-578-4761
FACES Lab Case Number: FC 03-18