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DC Mother Turns 27 In Two Days, It Will Be The Third Birthday Since Her Disappearance In The Fall Of 2010

Thursday, January 31, 2013 will be a typical day for many, just another end to another month. But for the family of Unique Harris, a missing mother of two boys who will be turning 27, this will be the third birthday without her

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Pictured: Unique RaQuel-Leona Harris

Missing Since: October 9, 2010 from Washington, DC
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: January 31, 1986
Age Then: 24 Age Now: 27
Height: 5’7″ Weight: 125 pounds
Hair Color: Brown; Dark brown roots, auburn strands.
Eye Color: Brown
Race: Black Gender: Female
Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo on left arm and
back. Unique (upper right arm), Richard & U’andre’ (lower back).
Pierced ears. Mole on upper lip. Learning disability.
Clothing: White shirt and gray pants.
Jewelry: Matching gold necklace & earrings with garnet
red beads. Sterling silver necklace with safety pin clasp.

Unique Harris was 24-years-old when she was last seen in her Washington D.C. apartment on October 9, 2010 with her children and her young cousin, Talaya Reed. The four of them were eating popcorn and watching a movie and Unique was relaxing in comfortable clothes which included a white t-shirt and grey pants, believed to be sweatpants. When the movie was over Unique put her two boys to bed, then went to bed herself. Her cousin, who also stayed the night, went to bed as well.

The following morning at approximately 9am, her cousin woke up and noticed Unique was missing and called her mother to tell her and ask if she had spoken to her. Her mother said she had not talked to her since the day before.

At first they weren’t too concerned, thinking she may have went to the store but the more time that went by, the more worried her family became.

Unique’s grandfather, Richard Harris, stopped by the apartment later that afternoon where he came across the two children and cousin, but Unique still wasn’t home. He went into her bedroom and found her glasses lying on a pillow. This discovery immediately turned Richard from worried to frantic because Unique cannot see without her glasses and would have never left them behind. Police in Washington DC were then called but despite media attention, searches and interviews, the missing mother’s whereabouts remain a complete mystery.

Family and loved ones miss her dearly, with one family member, a cousin, writing in March, 2012 on Facebook:

“Cuzzin where ever u are We Love You So Much!!! The devil is busy but we will not stop praying …we all need you.”

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Photo of Valencia Harris, Unique’s devastated mother who’s been searching for her daughter for over two years. Richard has a tiny mole above the right corner of his mouth. Sometimes Valencia touches it, lightly, the way she used to touch the mole on his mother’s face, before she disappeared. The missing mother’s other child, U’Andre’, shares his mother’s wiggling feet, the ones Valencia used to dress up in white booties. Booties she never threw away and still has today, barely unscuffed, at her Temple Hills home. Her daughter never scuffed them because Valencia never put her down as a baby, because when she was born, Valencia looked at her and thought: “I can’t believe I made this. I made this, this special baby.” — However, for over two years, she’s been mourning the possibility that she may never she her special baby ever again.

I am not able to post videos at the moment, for some reason. However, click Valencia Harris plea for help in finding her missing daughter to watch a YouTube video of Unique’s mother pleaded for help in locating her missing mother. Video was uploaded by Black And Missing

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

DC Metropolitan Police Department
Det. Jacqueline S. Middleton
202-698-1276

Source:
Washington Post
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New Boston police join missing person network

The New Boston Police Department announced Tuesday they have become a participating member of the A Child is Missing Alert Program.

The program is similar to what the state has in the Amber Alerts, but the A Child is Missing Alert Program places actual calls to local citizens — more than 1,000 calls within 60 seconds. The alert message will include the age of the missing person, a description of the person, their clothing description, and the last known time and location of where the person was seen. The alert covers under persons under the age of 21 and disabled and elderly persons, often with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

“Once an officer takes a missing person report that falls under the guidelines of his program, we will place a immediate call to the A Child is Missing Alert Program operators who then will input the information into their automatic data system and a recorded message will be sent out to all local telephone numbers in the New Boston and Scioto County areas, informing our local citizens of the alert,” said New Boston Police Capt. Steve Goins.

The standard Alert Program utilizes computer mapping and enhanced satellite imagery to select an appropriate calling area, and will call between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., unless significant extenuating circumstances dictate otherwise. Police departments also have access to 24-hour alert calls. Unlisted phone numbers and cell phone numbers can also be entered into the database at http://www.achildismissing.org to receive alert calls.

According to the program, a child is reported missing in the United States every 40 seconds.

Goins said getting missing persons information out to the general public in a quick and timely manner is a major factor in helping find the missing child or elderly person before they are hurt. The more people in our area that can assist the police in going out in their neighborhood and helping to look for the person, the more likely the outcome will be successful in finding the person.

“This program will most definitely benefit the department in how we search and look for missing persons. The program is also a free service to all law enforcement agencies,” Goins said.

Source: Portsmouth Daily Times

Los Angeles Model Vanishes After Going For A Jog (UPDATED!)

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Feb 28, 2013 UPDATE — Important update from the “Help find Lacey Brooks” Facebook page posted by Loved ones Feb 22, 2013 —

A note from Lacey’s parents:

We have news regarding Lacey. We have received a brief note from her stating she is in a safe place and getting better physically and mentally. She also states she is sorry for the pain and stress she has caused and will contact us again.

We have taken a little time before releasing this information to verify that it was her handwriting, to determine if it was written under duress and to decide what to do next. Although there are still a lot of unanswered questions, for your sake we don’t want to delay sharing this information any longer.

For us this is good news because of the condition she was in and the way she disappeared, but unfortunately we still do not know her exact location. As difficult as it is, we are going to try to give Lacey some time and space even though we are very anxious to see her and won’t be at peace until we do. We are ending the widespread search for Lacey. We are going to give Lacey time to make more intimate family contact.

Some people won’t understand what the big deal was. Not all of you know Lacey personally, but the few family and close friends who saw her just before she disappeared know that she was facing some very difficult challenges.

Lacey’s family truly appreciates what everyone has done to help us; we cannot begin to express our gratitude. You have given your time and support selflessly, and in time Lacey will know of that outpouring of love. We especially want to thank the core group of Lacey’s friends who have given so much of their time and energy to the search.

We don’t know yet what led Lacey to contact us, but perhaps the exposure she was getting may have reached her. Everyone who helped is very important to us. We also want to thank Pauley Perrette, Stacey Butler reporter for CBS, Pauley’s private investigator John Nazarian and Detective Glissman Anaheim PD for their continuing efforts on Lacey’s behalf.

To all of us who know and love Lacey, we know this is out of character for her. Lacey would never intentionally hurt another person. But we are all human and sometimes when we go through a life threatening illness or extreme emotional stress we can get intensely self-centered and it can hurt others. We hope and believe all of you who know Lacey well will be able to forgive her and still love her.

Thank you all so much.

Also, Sharon Brooks, Lacey’s mother, posted a comment Feb 23, 2013 which says;

From Lacey’s Father, Mike Brooks As a father and a Christian, God’s gift to me was all the people and all the efforts that came forward on Lacey’s behalf. We still need prayers for Lacey’s continued safety and recovery. I want to thank all of you in writing, because unlike our normal Lacey, I am not a comfortable “people” person. So God bless you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart. My heart broke today as I heard the news of the family’s missing daughter. Their worst nightmare ended in the horrifying discovery of their daughter’s body in a water tank on top of a hotel. Her poor frightened look in the elevator just before her disappearance was heart wrenching. Let’s all pray for her family.
God, thank you for Lacey’s safety. Please continue to protect her. Bless and protect all who have helped. Comfort and help all other families and friends going through similar situations. This I ask in Jesus name, Amen
Thank you all – Mike, Lacey’s dad

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Photo of Lacey Brooks hugging her dog

Jan 15, 2013, LOS ANGELES — Lacey Brooks, 35, is a amateur model from Los Angeles, CA whose been missing for several months.

On November 29, 2012, Lacey, along with her dog went to her father’s home which is in the Downey area of LA, at approximately 10:30a.m. Shortly after arriving to her father’s she decided to go for a walk, leaving her dog and possessions including her wallet, cellphone, etc, behind. Those items and her dog were very important for her but she was planning to come back after a short jog so no one thought anything of it.

She never returned and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

According to her loved ones, Lacey recently spent time at the at Dennis the Menace Park on Arrington in Downey, and may have gone to walk there. Searches have been conducted in Downey but have so far turned up nothing. It’s as if she vanished into thin air.

Lacey was reported to have last been seen wearing a grey fleece sweatshirt, dark blue or light grey leggings, grey tennis shoes and a cream-colored ski hat. Her disappearance has grabbed National attention including the eye of NCIS Actress/Star Pauley Perrette – and America’s Most Wanted. But despite the recognition no one has come forward with the information needed for authorities to locate her and her whereabouts remains unknown.

  • Lacey travels alot and has ties to: California, Arizona, Key West, FL, etc.
  • She has a tattoo on her lower back that reads “Let Love Rule”

Family and friends are very worried and continue to search and look for Lacey. It is uncharacteristic of her to simply walk off and they, along with authorities, feel she is Endangered.

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Help Find Lacey Brooks is a Facebook page created by family and friends to spread  awareness and give updates on this case.  The page was created on December 19, 2012 and has reached over 2,200 ‘likes’.

Lacey’s mother, Linda Brooks left a Facebook status in January, 2013. In it she was thanking America’s Most Wanted for their recent help Lacey’s unsolved disappearance.

With a heart full of gratitude, I want to thank Pauley Perrette, Michelle Sigona from America’s Most Wanted, Stacy Butler and cameraman Wilson Posey from CBS/KCAL for their concern for Lacey. They were all compassionate and understanding during our time together and made a difficult task easier.

With all of us working together to ensure Lacey’s safe return I know we will be celebrating our reunion soon. Thank you all so much.

Linda, Lacey’s mom

http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/case.cfm?id=81180

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact one or more of the following:

Lacey’s parents at 888-511-9898, and the Downey Police Department by calling the phone-number on Lacey’s missing poster above. You’re also urged to contact: Anaheim Police Department – 714-765-1900 and/or the Missing Persons Hotline 1-800-222-FIND

(Calls can remain anonymous.)

North Dakota Girl’s Disappearance Remains Unsolved

News Website in My Photos by Reachelle Smith

Photo of Reachelle Marie Smith, then 3

NCMEC Case Number: NCMC1044761  Age-progressed photo showing what Reachelle might look like at 9 years of age

Missing Since: 05/17/06
Missing from Minot, North Dakota
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 09/10/02
Age at disappearance: 3
Height: 3’4″
Weight: 40 lbs.
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Race: White
Gender: Female

MINOT, ND – Reachelle Smith, nicknamed ‘peanut’ by her loved ones, has been missing for six years.  In 2006, she was living with her aunt, who was her guardian,  and a roommate Leigh Cowen, in Minot, North Dakota.

Reachelle went to bed at approximately 10:30p.m on the night of May 17, 2006. The following Morning her aunt went to wake her up. She was gone. Cowen stated that Reachelle would be spending a few days with his mother. At first, the aunt thought nothing of it because of the close bond between her niece and Cowen’s grandmother.

Several days later, on May 22nd, 2006, Cowen Reachelle’s aunt’s van and when she found out, she phoned the police to file 3 missing person reports. One for Reachelle, Cowen and the van.  Cowen was located dead in the van in an apparent suicide, at the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge northwest of Minot. Reachelle was not inside the van. Extensive interviews and searches for Reachelle yielded no clues. The deceased roommate is considered a prime suspect in her disappearance but without a confession or a body, some fear this case will never be solved.  She would be turning ten this past September and would be in the fourth grade. A newly made 10th birthday tribute was created for the missing girl.

Family members are holding out hope that one day she will be found alive.

A Myspace page set-up titled: – Bring Reachelle Home is believed to have been created by close family members. The page has poems, photos and a plea asking the public for help. Under the ‘about me’ section, it says:

Reachelle was nicknamed “Peanut” when she was born because she was so small. At times, if you asked her name she would say “I’m Peanut”. It took her family a long time to get her to realize that Peanut was just a nick name. She always knew her family loved her. When it came down to it, it was the family’s love that opened a window for someone to come in. Leigh was considered one of the family. Completely trusted and loved. He used the trust of the family to take Reachelle from a home that had so much love for her. The last time the family saw Peanut, she was 3. No words can describe how the family still aches for their Peanut to be brought home. Peanut’s family asks that if there is anyone who might think they saw her, know they saw her or anything, to please, come forward. Send a message to this site or contact the Minot Police Department at (701)852-0111. Any and all help is greatly appreciated to help bring Peanut home. –From the Family — “We miss you and think about you every day Peanut. No matter of time is going to diminish the love we have for you. We will not stop looking for you until you are home.”

Remember her face. Remember her name. Add one of the “Bring Reachelle Home” banners or a link to this page to your profile, website, forum signature, e-mail signature, anything. Send her photo and story around via e-mail. Please help spread her story, name, and photo across the world.

Thank you so much for your time, help, and kind words. We greatly appreciate it.

Reachelle’s case was featured on America’s Most Wanted

Click here to view Reachelle Smith’s FBI missing persons poster.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact: Minot Police Department – (701) 852-0111

NYC Man vanished after going to his backyard to bury his beloved dog

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Photos of Carlos Diaz missing for over two decades

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Age Progression sketch created in 2006 showing what Carlos might look like twenty years after his disappearance, at age 52.

Date of Birth:  11/10/1954 
Date Missing:  12/23/1986 
Age at time of disappearance:  32 
City Missing From:  Bronx 
State Missing From:  New York 
Gender:  Male 
Race:  Hispanic 
Height:  5 ft 8 in 
Weight:  170 lbs 
Hair Color:  Dark Brown 
Eye Color:  Brown 
Complexion:  Fair 

Identifying Characteristics: Has the initials C.D tattooed on his left hand 

Unsolved Disappearance:  Carlos was last seen at his family’s home two days before Christmas, December 23, 1986. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Suzie, the family dog, died and Carlos said he would be right back, that he was going to bury her. He did not have any identification (ID) with him. When he didn’t return, the missing man’s brother went to go look for him and noticed Suzie hadn’t been buried. Carlos was never seen again. He was a father of one and left behind a baby daughter and family. His family feels he would have never left on his own.
 
Carlos had previously suffered a head injury by being struck in the head, and has another medical condition. Doctors stated it was possible that Carlos could lose his memory at any given time. 

His family created a Myspace page: Help Find Carlos Diaz under the about me section, a family member wrote: 

*I need your help to find A Brother/Uncle/Father and Son who has been missing. Carlos is the type of person who loved being outdoors with his family/friends and dog Susie., but most of all his daughter Lesa. Wherever he had to go he was always riding his bike. He took that bike everywhere. Laughter & fun was always his Motto. He’s the type of person that would bring a smile to your face if you were down & out. He is a fun & loving person to be with, but on December 23, 1986 the family dog (susie) died everything changed. Carlos said he would be right back because he was going to bury Susie. After he left is when we realized he did not take any identification with him. It was getting late and my other brother Nelson went to go looking for him and all he found was Susie (unburied) but not Carlos. My mother and sister went to the police station to file a missing persons report, they handed a detective a photo of Carlos and what happened and his response was that my brother wasn’t eligible for a missing person report. He had to be between the ages of very young to 16 and 50-60 yrs. of age. So anyone between those ages were considered to have taken off. They kept his photo. Calls were made there after, months went by and the responses were “We do not have anything new”. Carlos would of never left his family especially his daughter. We would like to put some closure to this, so if anyone has seen him. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ANY OF THE EMAILS BELOW, ALL EMAILS WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL… Nancy – ndfreneire@yahoo.com, Shannon – USAFORCEWIFE@YAHOO.COM

 

If you have any information regarding this case please contact:

New York City Police Department (NYPD)
Det. David Ramirez 
Agency Phone:  (212) 473-2042 
Investigative Case #:  MP0805877 
NCIC: M997631949

Kortne Stouffer disappeared five months ago after a night out with friends

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Kortne Stouffer (pictured) mysteriously vanished over five months ago after a night out in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

DERRY TOWNSHIP,  PALMYRA — Kortne Stouffer is a 21-year-old graduate of North Lebanon High School, and a former  hair stylist who was employed at Ellie Salon in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

According to police, Kortne was last seen in the early morning hours of July 29, 2012 at her apartment on West Main Street in Palmyra after a night out with friends, who said that Kortne was involved in more than one verbal confrontation earlier that night. One argument was between her neighbors and another with an unidentified woman who was at the same bar in Harrisburg that Kortne had gone to. It is unclear what started the fight.

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Palmyra apartment complex where Kortne lived prior to her disappearance

No part of us believes Kortne is missing because she wants to be missing.” said her parents, Scott and Wendy Stouffer.

“It’s hard to be happy-go-lucky when one of your babies is not around and you have no idea what’s she been through or who might have her,”  “How are they treating her? Is she eating and drinking water? The reality is that we don’t know if she’s dead or alive. But nobody wants to think that we may never see her again.” said Mr Stouffer.

Police searched in and around the apartment with the help of cadaver dogs and horses and later joined friends and family to search locally for any sign of the missing woman. Volunteers also helped with the searches but found nothing to lead investigators conclusively in any direction. Many people have been interviewed including the neighbors and friends and they all have said they have no clue as to what could have happened to her.

Brian Boyer, a family friend, owns Boyer’s Signs & Truck Lettering in the same town. He created posters which featured Kortne and her details on it. He used the money he gained from selling the posters to go towards a reward fund which reached over $34,500.

Boyer described Kortne’s disappearance as “weird” and loved ones say it is very uncharacteristic of her to simply walk off and they do not believe she did that.

Police also labelled her case as “highly suspicious” during a statement made two months after she vanished. They stopped short of calling it  ‘criminal’ simply because there is no evidence to point to that theory. But that hasn’t stopped psychics from starting their own theories and assumptions.

Many self-proclaimed psychics have flocked to the police  with their “visions” which hasn’t helped aid authorities but instead, it has started unconfirmed rumors and although authorities are acknowledging that psychic calls are coming in, the only person seemingly entertaining them is Scott Stouffer, 47, the father of Kortne Stouffer.

Mr. Stouffer said that some of the readings he got “scared him.” One psychic contacted him and claimed to have seen his daughter alive in a cage.

“Some of it I can’t comment to you because it doesn’t express the best outcome,” said Mr. Stouffer.

But although he’s entertaining the idea, he doesn’t completely believe it.

“How can I go to bed at night if I know that I heard something that day and I didn’t follow up on it, as ridiculous as it possibly could be?” he said in an interview back in August, 2012.

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Scott & Wendy Stouffer, the parents of Kortne Stouffer

The Stouffer’s have described their daughter as a “flower child” and they miss her very much and remain devastated. They hope anyone with absolutely any information regarding their daughter’s disappearance will come forward.

Kortne Stouffer’s Facebook profile showed activity three week’s after her disappearance which could have been the reason rumors started circulating about the missing woman being alive. Which is untrue.

Kortne Stouffer seemed to be enjoying her life and she gave no indication that she was planning to run off or harm herself. The young woman had written under the ‘about me’ section on Facebook saying:

Livin life 🙂  Life’s an Adventure, full of new beginnings and unexpected endings. Live every moment like ur last and have No regrets!

Her Myspace page, which hasn’t been signed into in a couple of years, shows the young woman was well-liked with an outgoing personality –

Hey!!!, so…. I’m Kortne!! I’m a total blonde but my friends still love me. I’m a cheerleader and I’m in track at Northern Lebanon High. This year is my senior year and I can’t wait for it to be over. I hope to go to school for vet tech but I haven’t figured out where yet. I’m confusing at times but if you stick around long enough you’ll learn to figure me out. I am currently single but that’s okay because I have yet to find a guy who can meet all of my standards. and it wooulfn’t matter anyway because I have learnd that relationships in this world do not last. but hey maybe I’ll get lucky! haha well if ya wanna know more IM me Nlblonde09

Description:

Sex: Female
Race: Caucasian
Current Age: 21
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 115 lbs.
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Green
Tattoos: Three
1) Tattoo of a pistol on her hip
2) Tattoo of stars on her foot
3) Tattoo of the words “one love” on her right bicep

Kortne’s case is listed on America’s Most Wanted with the latest airing on August, 2012. Anyone with information can submit a tip under her case.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to please contact Palmyra Borough Police Department – 717-838-8188 or 717-838-8189.

Canadian girl kidnapped by her mother Wednesday

Jasmine Olleik, 9, was reported missing Wednesday and she was last seen stepping into a blue sedan that day.

Photo of Jasmine Olleik abducted by her non-custodial mother

OTTAWA, CANADA — Police in Ottawa, Canada are searching for 9-year-old Jasmine Olleik who was abducted by her non-custodial mother Wednesday afternoon. The father, who has sole custody, said that his daughters biological mother, 42-year-old Nina Grebenschikov, had likely took her.

Jasmine was last seen November 28, 2012,  walking with an unidentified woman at around 3 p.m. She was wearing a pink winter jacket and pink and brown boots and was last seen getting into a blue, four-door sedan in the 1500 block of Blohm Drive in Ottawa’s south end.

Jasmine is described as being Caucasian, with a slim build and is approximately 5’1″ tall. She has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Grebenshikov as a Caucasian woman, weighing approximately 125 pounds and standing 5’7″ tall. She has hazel eyes and auburn hair, but may have recently dyed her hair blonde.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5407 

or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.