Posts tagged ‘Missing Male’

Surveillance Video Showing Missing Brown University Student Shortly Before He Vanished


FBI, Providence Police and the Department of Public Safety have been searching for a missing Brown University student who disappeared over two weeks ago in Providence, Rhode Island. They are hoping that new surveillance footage showing the young man walking will help in locating him.

Sunil Tripathi, 22, vanished without a trace on the morning of Saturday, March 16, 2013 shortly after walking out of his apartment near Angell Street in Providence. He left behind his possessions including a mobile phone, wallet and other personal belongings.


Surveillance camera showing what is believed to be Tripathi on both March 14th (left) and March 16th (right)

Aside from the surveillance footage police have very little to go on. They have been following up on every tip that comes forward but so far have turned up empty.

‘We don’t have a direction, we don’t have a possible area,’ Det. Mark Sacco, of the Providence Police Department, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. ‘That is the strange part of the case – it starts and ends in his room.’

The missing student’s siblings have been conducting many searches in the local area looking for their youngest brother. Their searches have taken them to coffee shops, stores, homeless shelters, soup kitchens hospital and morgues. They recently appeared on ABC News to talk about their concern.

Sunil is a Indian-American male, 6’2″ tall, weighing roughly 130 pounds. He is described as bright, outgoing and very social and his disappearance is highly unusual.

A Facebook page, Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi, has been set up by those closest to the young man.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Providence Police Department / Det Mark Sacco (401) 641-8691

A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the location of Donovan R. Cowart


Photo of Donovan Cowart

The George County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who has been missing since January.

Donovan Ray Cowart, 26, was last seen by family on January 13, 2013 in George County, Mississippi.

According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, Cowart’s family made an official missing person’s report on Monday, March 18, 2013 after failing to get in touch with him.

It’s been over six weeks and now family has offered the public $3,000 for information that will lead investigators to the location of Cowart.

According to relatives they just “want him home.”

Numerous tips have been called into the Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers and the Sheriff’s Office and have all been checked out. Search warrants had been obtained and acted upon but turned up no information as to the whereabouts of Cowart.

George County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Shonna Pierce said tips are coming in everyday and they’re following up on each one.

“We are checking out every lead,” Pierce said.

Donovan Cowart is described as a White male, 5’7” tall, weighing 200 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

FBI Safe Streets Tasks Force of Jackson is assisting the George County Sheriff’s Department in the search for Cowart.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
George County Sheriff’s Office (601) 947-4811 and/or (601) 947-9156 after 5:00 p.m
Mobile County Sheriff’s Office at (251) 574-6397.
Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898

23-Year-Old Roanoke County Man Missing For Over One Week

scott-wheelingPolice in Virginia are seeking the publics help in trying to locate a young man who has been missing for twelve days.

Scott Dwayne Wheeling, 23, was last seen on March 18, 2013 in the area of Merriman Road and Meadowlark Road in Roanoke County, VA. He was not believed to have been driving any vehicles.

Detective Dan Walters from the Roanoke County Police Department said Wheeling was also seen at the Ruby Tuesday on Virginia 419 and near Tanglewood Mall on the day he went missing. There have been several unconfirmed sightings which police are still actively pursuing.

Friends and family immediately became concerned and have since messaged him on Facebook, but he has yet to respond.

According to his Facebook profile Wheeling is a father of two young children who moved from his hometown of Vinton to Roanoke County within the past couple of years. He also goes on too say that his children and wife are his ‘world’.

Scott Wheeling was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark-colored denim jeans, and light blue Nike-brand tennis shoes. He does not have any tattoos.

Authorities say they have limited leads at this point but are still actively searching for Wheeling and are asking the community to keep an eye out for anyone walking along the road.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
Roanoke County Police Department (540) 562-3265

FBI in Tampa Still Investigating the Disappearance of Robert A. Wiles Who Was Kidnapped For Random Several Years Ago

Photo of Robert Wiles taken in 2003

wilesClassification: Endangered Missing
Full Name: Robert Arthur Wiles
Nickname: Rob
Missing Since: 04/01/08
Missing From: Lakeland, FL
Date of Birth: September 23, 1981
Place of Birth: Sylvania, Ohio
Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Height: 5’9″ Weight: 165 pounds
Race: White Sex: Male
Scars/Marks: He has a hernia scar on his abdomen and acne scars below his ears and around his jaw line
Other: Wiles was a pilot, diver, fisherman, and an athlete

Robert Wiles, then 26, was employed by a family owned Toledo-based business, National Flight Services, which is an aircraft maintenance company. He was a business development manager at the company’s branch and on April 1, 2008 he was working one of his shifts at Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport in Tampa, Florida when he suddenly disappeared. A co-worker told authorities he last seen Wiles at approximately 6:30PM and surveillance cameras show no sign of him after that time.

Wiles’ car was located abandoned in the parking lot at the family business, and he had missed a flight from Orlando to Dallas scheduled the day after his disappearance which immediately raised concerns.

robert-wilesA few days after Wiles went missing his parents, Thomas and Pamela Wiles in Ohio received a ransom letter demanding $750,000. The note was signed “Group X” and was emailed to them. His parents followed the notes instructions but no further demands were ever made.

According to reports, Wiles father had purchased kidnapping insurance for his company for the sum of $750,000 back in 2006, two years prior to his son’s disappearance. This indicates that whomever was responsible knew that information.

Authorities gathered enough evidence to arrest Stobert Lindell Holt, also known as Toby Holt, and on January 31, 2012 he was found guilty of manslaughter, extortion, and writing a threatening letter in connection with Wiles’ disappearance. However, Wiles has not been found.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Tampa, FL are seeking any information that will lead to the recovery of Robert Wiles.

Foul play is suspected.

Wiles will be turning 31 this year.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
Federal Bureau of Investigation – Tampa Florida Office 866-838-1153 and/or
Your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.



Jonathan Brackett – Missing From Carolina Beach

jonathan-brackett-missingClassified: Missing
Full Name: Jonathan Kyle Brackett
Missing From: Carolina Beach, NC
Date of Birth: October 11, 1990
Year of Disappearance: 2009
Age Then: 18
Age Now: 22
Race: White Sex: Male
Hair: Brown Eye: Blue
Height: 5’9″ Weight: 150 lbs
Clothing: Last seen wearing a t-shirt and shorts

Jonathan Brackett was last seen on the evening of August 1, 2009. He had left work and was seen walking near a wooded area in a neighborhood in Surf City / Carolina Beach, North Carolina.

The CUE Center for Missing People along with ATVs, cavalier dogs, police, volunteers and loved ones searched locally in Surf City but he was never located.  — There were no signs of him in the woods, but according to Monica Caison with the CUE Center, that’s a sign that he may still be alive.

Jonathan’s family believes he spent a lot of time with relatives in the neighborhood he was last seen in. They said he had no mobile phone or identification on him and hold out hope that one day he will be found.

Jonathan was part of his High School’s wrestling team before graduating. He enjoyed playing sports, had many friends and a good family background with no reason to run away.

NCMEC Case#: NCMA1132821

Help Find Missing — JONATHAN KYLE BRACKETT is a Facebook page created by family. It was last updated on Jonathan’s 21st Birthday Oct 11, 2011) — He will be turning 23 in October 2013.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
CUE Center at (910) 232-1131 and/or (910) 232-1687
Carolina Beach Police Department at (910) 458-2540.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Searching For Young Man Who Disappeared Last Week

cameron-mcglothanALABAMA — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate a young man who has been missing for over one week.


Cameron McGlothan, 19, was last seen by his mother at approximately 10PM, March 23, 2013 at their Highland Lakes home. He left the house later on that night. Family filed a missing persons report two days later when he failed to return home.

Authorities think McGlothan left his house by choice and believe a friend picked him up. Although unsure, they believe he might have been picked up in a red SUV or truck.

His family is becoming worried because he does not have a history of leaving without contacting anybody and it’s highly unusual for him to be gone this long.

SCSO do not have any information that would indicate the young man is in danger however, SCSO Facebook page had left a status update earlier today which states the following;

Yesterday, March 12, 2013 Sheriff’s Office investigators received notification from Talladega County Sheriff’s Office they had discovered a deceased male along the side of a county road. Sheriff’s Office investigators are working with Talladega County authorities to determine if the male they located is possibly Cameron McGlothan.
Until official identification is made on the body found in Talladega County, Investigators continue to follow all leads in the missing person case of Cameron McGlothan.

Classified: “Endangered Missing”
Full Name: Cameron Gardner McGlothan
Missing From: Shelby County, Alabama
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5’6″
Weight: 140 pounds
Clothing: Last seen wearing blue plaid shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about McGlothan or his whereabouts should contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 669-4181. Individuals can call the Secret Witness line at (205) 669-9116 or provide information online at Shelby County Sheriff Website by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category.

PROJECT JASON; The disappearance of Jason Jolkowski


Photo of Jason Jolkowski taken the year of his disappearance

Classified: Missing
Full Name: Jason Anthony Jolkowski
Nickname: Jay / JJ
Missing From:
Missing Since: June 13, 2001
Birthdate: June 24, 1981
Age Then: 19 Age Now: 31
Race: White Sex: Male
Height:6’1″ Weight: 165 pounds
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Clothing: Last seen wearing a blue Chicago Cubs hat, a white Cubs or “Sammy Sosa” t-shirt, black pants, and black dress shoes.
NCMEC Case #: 992083


Age progressed photo of what Jason might look like at age 27. He will be turning 32 this year.

Jason Jolkowski was less than two weeks away from his 20th birthday when he vanished on June 13, 2001 while en route to Benson High School in Omaha, NE, to meet a coworker who had made arrangements to pick him up and bring him to work. Jason’s vehicle was having car trouble and was currently in the shop so he told the manager that he would walk, but they ended up calling him back to tell him that they could pick him up and bring him. Jason has a difficult time giving directions, and meeting at his former high school which was only eight blocks away seem logical to him. He took a quick shower, got dressed, and was last seen by his little brother, Michael Jolkowski, bringing in the trash cans. A neighbor also saw Jason taking the cans into the garage as well. He then made his way to Benson High School.

He never made it and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Witnesses claimed to have seen him walking on foot in the area of 48th and Bedford Street in Benson. Sometime between his house and the eight blocks to Benson High School something happened, and it happened quickly without anyone taking notice.

Jason was a young adult male and unlike a child, he would have somehow made a scene if someone was attacking him. This gives the impression that he was lured under false pretenses, possibly with someone he trusted. He was described as a very trusting individual who seen the good in people. Maybe someone offered him a ride and he accepted? No one knows for sure what exactly occurred that day.

Omaha police investigated and determined that Jason hasn’t used his mobile phone, nor has he accessed his bank account or cashed his recent checks since he went missing.

Family and loved ones have tried desperately seeking answers as to what happened to their beloved child, who wasn’t a trouble maker but instead, a quiet, reserved young man who had alot going for himself. He was smart, shy and a bit trusting which could render him vulnerable. He had no known enemies and was spending his young adult years working and attending community college. It is highly uncharacteristic of him to simply walk off and his family senses something happened to him. It’s been over twelve years and loved ones refuse to stop looking for closure.

Jason’s case received a large amount of attention and has been featured on America’s Most Wanted.

Between November 5, 2006 and November 24, 2006, Pennsylvania philanthropist Joe Mammana offered rewards of $100,000 for information leading to a recovery or a conviction in Jason’s case as well as 19 other cases.

A family website Missing Jason, was set-up to bring awareness to Jason’s case. But this wasn’t enough for the Jolkowski’s and they were determined to stop another family from having to endure what they’ve endured, and on October 6, 2003, two years after Jason went missing, his parents Jim and Kelly Jolkowski, founded Project Jason, a nonprofit organization that assists families of missing persons, and works to prevent more abductions from taking place. The website has been highly successful and has educated and helped thousands victims and families.

Mr. & Mrs. Jolkowski presented LB111, Jason’s Law, to the State Judiciary Committee; it was passed on National Missing Children’s Day, May 25, 2005. Jason’s Law established a missing person’s clearinghouse in the state of Nebraska.

Mr & Mrs. Jolkowski has a statement which has been used on many of Jason’s missing posters;

“Someone, somewhere knows where our son is and could help us find him. It’s been too long to live without knowing. We want answers. We want him back home with us, or at least to know what happened”

The Jolkowski’s have been a huge asset to families of missing people. They have saved many others from going through the same pain they’ve gone threw. But still, they continue to have that missing piece. IF everyone could come together and find the answers that they’ve been searching for, they could finally rest, move forward and have the peace and closure they’ve been desperately searching for.

Law enforcement has entered this case in the FBI National Crime Information Center database

Case#: 85214-T
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
Omaha Police Department (402) 444-5818
Omaha Crime Stoppers (402) 444-STOP
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)