Posts tagged ‘Michigan’

Elderly Woman Found In St. Clair County Identified As Mary Grenia

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Photo of Mary G. Grenia who police say was murdered and dumped by her daughter earlier this year

 

UPDATE – The unidentified Jane Doe discovered in a St. Clair County dumpster back in March 2013 has been identified as Mary Gertrude Grenia, an 89-year-old elderly woman originally from Salem, Oregon. Her daughter, also from Salem, has been arrested in connection with the death. Click here for the full updated story.

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Unidentified “Jane Doe” Description
State: Michigan
Estimated age Adult – around 80
Minimum Age: 60 years
Maximum Age: 100 years
Race: White Sex: Female
Hair:  Gray shoulder-length hair
Eyes: Dark eyes
Height: 5’0″ Weight: 100 lbs (est)
Probable Year of Death: 2013
Clothing: She was wearing an Indian print skirt and a blouse that was white, black and red
Other: Signs of having had a mastectomy and two surgical scars on her stomach

The remains of an unidentified woman were discovered on Tuesday, March 13, 2013 under a snow bank near a dumpster behind a Goodwill store in Port Huron, St. Clair County, MI. Detectives were able to determine that the woman’s body had been there since at least March 3, 2013 but had been concealed by snow and blankets.

Medical Examiners described the Jane Doe as an elderly woman with a recognizable face which helped an artist draw a composite sketch depicting what she may have looked like when she was alive.

An autopsy was done on the woman, but a cause of death wasn’t determined.

Case Number: SCC-13-025

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Detective Eric Stevens (810) 987-1726.

St. Clair County Teen Missing After Meeting A Man She Had Met Online

isha-grier-missing-michiganMichigan State Police are asking the public for help locating a teen who went missing after going meeting an adult man she had met on the Internet.

Family members last seen 15-year-old Isha Grier on February 26, 2013 leaving their Capac home to head to Crossroads Alternative School, where she was a student. She hasn’t made contact with her mother or sisters which is highly unusual.

According to MSPD, the unidentified man met up with Grier and took her to a Roseville motel. Police became aware of this after checking her Facebook account which shows no activity since February 26th, the day she was last seen.

Michigan State Police Detective Patrick Young told the Macomb Daily that she was ‘hooking up with an adult male on Facebook and doesn’t own a phone’ .

A witness claims to have seen Grier on the Morning of February 27th in her hometown of Capac. The witness sighting isn’t confirmed however, and if it was the missing teen then that was the last known sighting.

According to police, Grier attended Mount Clemens highschool prior to switching to Crossroads. Her Facebook account still shows her listed as attending Mt. Clemens. She may have contact in that area. Alot of her activity is set to private but photos are made public and the last known photos she uploaded were that of an unidentified infant.

The photo above is Isha Grier’s default photo on Facebook. The photo below is another picture which shows the teen without makeup and with her hair up in a pony-tail.

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  • Full Name: Isha Grier (although some reports have her name spelt Isha Greir)
  • Missing Date: 02/26/13
  • Missing From:
  • Capac
  • Mussey Township
  • St. Clair County, MI
  • Age: 15
  • Race: Black Sex: Female
  • Height: 5’5″
  • Weight: 150 pounds
  • Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
  • Clothing: She was last seen wearing a black shirt with a plaid jacket and black and white zebra-striped pants.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re urged to please contact:
Michigan State Police Department (586) 615-1359.

Detroit Family Asking The Public For Help Locating Their Loved One Who Has Not Been Seen In Over One Month

angela-cowserA family is pleading with the public to help them locate a missing 60-year-old Northern Detroit woman.

Angela Cowser (pictured) was last seen on January 31, 2013 in the 16100 block of Birwood, near Puritan Street and the Lodge Freeway in Detroit, Michigan. Her cousin, Elaine Stuckey, said she last heard from Cowser on February 6th when she left her a voice message but aside from the message, she hasn’t been seen or heard from.

Cowser is described as a African-American female with a medium complexion, 5’4″ tall, weighing approximately 105 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Stuckey said the family is very worried about Cowser’s wellbeing because she is in a poor mental condition and takes medication. It is unclear if she left the medication behind or if she’s not capable of taking it by herself.

Very few details available at the moment.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Detroit Police Department’s Criminal Investigations at 313-596-5240 and/or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

 

Michigan Men, Richardo Garcia and Jose Felix, Missing Since 2002

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Black and white photo of Richardo Garcia taken around the time of his 2002 disappearance

  • Full Name: Ricardo Evangiliio Garcia
  • Missing Since: July 18, 2002
  • Last Seen In: Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan
  • Age Now: 68 years old
  • Race: White – Hispanic/Latino
  • Gender: Male
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5’11
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 175 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown
  • Other: It is unknown what Ricardo was wearing and if he had any jewelry on at the time he vanished. He was however, last seen driving a 1990 Mercury pick up truck with MI license plate number UNF-905 (color brown).

Ricardo Garcia was 56 when he suddenly went missing along with Jose Felix, then 20. According to reports the two were last seen arguing with two other unidentified males, believed to be Mexican, over money in a motel in Maples Lane Motels outside of Bad Axe, MI. Police believe it’s possible the two men were abducted against their will and taken to Saginaw, MI and then possibly Texas and/or Mexico. However, no trace of them have ever been located nor has the truck they were last seen in ever been spotted.

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Black and white photo of Jose Felix who was twenty years old at the time he disappeared

  • Full Name: Jose Fidencio Felix
  • Missing Since: July 17, 2002
  • Last Seen In: Bad Axe, Huron Co, Michigan
  • Age as of 2013: 33
  • Race: White; Hispanic/Latino
  • Gender: Male
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5’10
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 150 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown
  • Other: It is unknown what Jose was wearing last time he was seen. He was also last seen in the brown pick-up truck mentioned above.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Huron County Sheriff’s Department – (989) 269-6500

Source:
The Doe Network
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Oregon Teen, Bedria Williams, Found SAFE!

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Feb 9, 2013 UPDATE — Bedria Williams was found safe, according to Missing Bedia Williams Facebook page which is handled by the missing teen’s family.

An update status posting 5 hours ago;

FOUND!!! Bedria was found safe early this morning. The search is cancelled. I want to thank each and everyone of you for lending your help, for praying, and for dedicating endless hours to bring my sister home safe. Please continue to keep Bedria and my family in your prayers as we begin to heal. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ♥

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Feb 2, 2013 — Oregon Teenager, Bedria Williams, Missing Since January 11, 2013

Bedria Williams is a 15-year-old teenager who is ran away from her Creswell home in Oregon on January 11, 2013. According to family, she was last seen in Sacramento, California eight days later on January 19th, and her family has received a phone call about a possible sighting in Michigan, although the sighting in Michigan is believed to be unconfirmed.

She hasn’t been seen or heard from since January 19, 2013 and her family is very worried. They believe she may have travelled back to Oregon or possibly Washington, but may be anywhere.

The missing teen’s family is reaching out to the public for help in locating Bedria.  The teen’s sister has created a Facebook page Missing Bedria Williams and the teen’s sister regularly leaves status updates reaching out to her sister and the public for help. One of the status updates is a message from their family to the public —

Thank you to each and every one of you who has shown us support. Today my family wanted to share what little we do know about Bedria’s case so that it may help us find her. We are continually fighting each day to find her and bring her home, we love her so much!

After leaving school 1/2 way through the day we believe she traveled to Portland, Oregon on the night of 1/11/13, where she may have made contact with an ex-con. From there, it is clear from a series of phone calls that she somehow made her way to Sacramento, California – My Step-Mother received a restricted phone call from a woman who said she saw Bedria in Michigan, she also said that Bedria was safe but didn’t want to come home. We were able to trace the phone call and found out that it was a Sacramento phone number, the phone call was not made in Michigan. It is clear this woman was lying. The police did not make contact with this woman so my father called this same Sacramento phone number and they told him that Bedria was with them. While attempting to go to Sacramento to find Bedria, my Dad received a phone call from the same number and was told that he was never going to see his daughter again. The Sacramento Police looked for Bedria at the house where the phone number was registered, but she was not there.
This was on 1/19/2013 and we haven’t heard anything since. There is a very real problem with sex trafficking in Sacramento, and we are extremely worried that she will get caught up in it.
I have contacted all of the news stations in both Portland and Eugene Oregon, as well as the stations in Sacramento. So far I have not been able to get our story aired on any station. I was told that they do not cover stories like Bedria’s because she ran away. 4 Days after the news station told me this, they aired a story about a 14-year-old boy who had just run away.

Please help by continually posting this story and Bedria’s page so that we can find her, bring her home, and start the healing the process.

WE LOVE YOU BEDRIA!

Bedria is described as a fifteen-year-old African-American female, 5’2” tall, weighing approximately 124 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Bedria Williams is asked by her family to please contact: Sacramento Police Department – (916) 264-5471 or the Sacramento Detective Unit – (916) 808-0560 (Anyone with a possible sighting is asked to called 911 as well.)

Boy Vanishes In 2001 After Leaving His Benton Harbor Home To Walked His Dogs

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STEVEN EARL KRAFT, JR.
February 15, 2001
Benton Township, Michigan

Steven Kraft, Jr., also known as “Steve or Stevie” by friends and family, was an 11-year-old who attended Hull Elementary School in Benton Township, MI. He vanished days after he completed a 5-day suspension for defended himself in a fight with another student. He was described as a good student and this suspension was his first due to a “bully”.

On the evening of February 15, 2001 Steve left his Benton Township home to walk his two dogs. When he didn’t return home for dinner his parents decided to wait a little bit longer before going out to search for him. It didn’t take too long before one of the two dogs came home by himself. He appeared excited and jumpy and led the parents to a nearby pond but when dive-teams searched the pond they didn’t find anything of significance. The other dog was found shortly after at a Blue Creek which is a local creek not to far from the pond.

This case is very similar to the disappearance of Erica Baker, a 9-year-old girl who vanished shortly after leaving her aunt’s Kettering, OH home to walk her dog. The dog eventually came home and seemed distressed. The cases are less than two years apart, both received a good amount of National attention and both remain unsolved.

Many reports came in about possible places to search including a pond behind Harbor Haven Ministries in May 2001 and another search in an area of woods near the Southwestern Michigan Regional Airport in November 2002. but no evidence was located and Steven Kraft’s whereabouts remain unknown.

According to reports, Steve lived on a dead-end street in Benton Harbor (Township) with little traffic, and was familiar with the area. He has relatives living near his home and was well-known to the neighbors. His parents have since moved to Hagar Township, Michigan. He has family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Lexington, Kentucky.

Date of Birth: January 11, 1989 Hair: Sandy Brown
Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Eyes: Green
Height: 5’2″ (at the time of his disappearance)
Weight: 100 pounds (at the time of his disappearance) Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian Nicknames: Steve and Stevie

Steven was last seen wearing a blue-green Charlotte Hornets basketball team jacket, a tan and white t-shirt, tan pants, and black boots.

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has provided the public with an age-progressed photo of what Steven Kraft may look like at age 20. 

Anyone with information regarding this cold case is asked to contact one of more of the following agencies –

Benton Township Police Department – 616-926-8221
Federal Bureau of Investigation – 313-965-2323
The Polly Klaas® Foundation – 800-587-4357
America’s Most Wanted 800-CRIME-TV
You can also submit a tip by clicking Steven’s FBI Wanted Poster on the Federal Bureau of Investigations website or contact your nearest FBI Office or local law enforcement agency

The Unsolved Disappearance of A Nine Year Old Ohio Girl

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Photo of Erica Nicole Baker shortly before she went missing

Erica Baker was a 9-year-old girl who lived in Kettering, Ohio when she went disappeared over one decade ago. Her parents, Greg Baker and Melissa “Missy” Erica, were divorced and shared custody.

On February 7, 1999 at approximately 3p.m., Greg Baker “passed off” Erica to her mother. Less than an hour after getting dropped off, Erica asked her mother if she could walk her aunts dog, Shih-Tzu around Indian Riffle Park which is a local park not to far from her Kettering, OH home.

Less than an hour later the dog was picked up by Animal Control approximately one mile away after it was spotted wandering along with Erica nowhere in sight.

When Misty was informed that the dog was picked up she immediately contact police to report her daughter missing.

Police searched the neighborhood and asked locals if they seen the little girl. One person said he spotted the girl walking the dog near a large pond near the Kettering Recreation Center about  3/4 of a mile from her home. This was the last known sighting before she went missing.

The pond was drained but no evidence related to this case was located.

Police went around the neighborhood to ask locals if they seen anything unusual/suspicious but it was as if she just simply vanished. The case quickly became National news and was even featured on America’s Most Wanted but despite the attention, the missing girl’s whereabouts remain unknown.

She would be turning 23 this year.

This case is very similar to the disappearance of Steven “Steve” Kraft Jr, a 12-year-old Michigan boy who vanished shortly after he left his Benton Township home to walk his dogs. Both cases happened within two years of each other, both cases received National attention and both cases remain unsolved.

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Age progressed photo of what Erica Baker might look like at 18

Type of Abduction: Suspicious Circumstances
Date Missing: February 7, 1999
Missing from: Kettering, OH
Date of Birth: June 22, 1989
Age at disappearance: 9 years old
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Female
Height: 3’11”
Weight: 65 lbs.
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Blonde, worn straight to her shoulders, all one length
Other: Erica’s front teeth are crooked. She has a scar on  her right foot and an oval-shaped, brown birthmark about the size of a dime on her hip. Both ears are pierced.

Last Seen Wearing: Light color blue jeans, pink sweatshirt with Winnie the Pooh on the front, and a pink raincoat and white cheerleading shoes.

Erica Baker’s disappearance remains a mystery … 2/4/01 Dayton Daily News.
“America’s Most Wanted” (2/20/99)
“The Official Website of the Erica Baker Recovery Center”
Friends of Erica Baker Website

Click here for a more detailed description regarding the disappearance of Erica Baker.

If you have information regarding this case, please contact:
The Kettering (OH) Police Department – (937) 296-2570