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Chicago Police Are Trying To Locate Two Missing People (UPDATE)

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03/21/13 UPDATE: Sadly, Michelle Manalansan, 27, has been located deceased in Pilsen apartment complex in Chicago, IL. She was last seen alive on February 9, 2013 in the 300 block of East South Water Street in Chicago. 

Manalansan was a student at Harold Washington College and had regularly frequented the downtown area of Chicago prior to her death.

Police are still working on the disappearance of another Chicago resident. Both cases are separate.

25-year-old Samuel Jones was last seen near the 2700 block of South Western Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago on March 2, 2013.

Full Name: Samuel Jones
Age: 25
Race: Black Sex: Male
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 190 pounds
Clothing: He was last seen wearing a denim, grey hoodie, blue work pants and black work boots.

Anyone with information regarding these cases are asked to please contact:
Detectives from the Chicago Police Department (312) 747-8380.

Boise, Idaho Unsolved Disappearances

The three cases below are missing people from Boise, Idaho.

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Kyle Frank Tolley went missing on the night of August 17, 2001 while camping in Pine Flats in Boise. He was 17 at the time and would be turning 29 this year. He is described as a White male with blond/strawberry colored hair, blue eyes, 5’8” tall at the time of his disappearance, and weighing approximately 180 pounds.
There is very few details on this case.

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Walter Reynolds Jr was last seen in Boise on May 24, 2011. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since. He was 65 and would be turning 67 this year and is considered disabled.
Reynolds is described as an elderly White male, 5’8” tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds. He had greying hair which was balding, and was last seen wearing a Levi Denim jacket with wool lining, brown short sleeve shirt, jeans, brown shoes and a white Cowboy hat.

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Ahren Benjamin Barnard went missing on December 04, 2004 in Boise, ID. He was last seen at approximately 7PM at a McDonald’s on Cole Rd and Overland Rd when he returned his young son to the child’s mother for the evening, but was planning to continue his visitation agreement for the weekend. He never returned and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
He was driving his vehicle, a green 1995 green Range Rover (SUV) and when police check phone records they seen that his last phone call was 7:15PM that evening, when he spoke to his roommate.
Barnard was 35 at the time of his disappearance. He will be turning 44 this year.
Barnard had lived in Boise his whole life. He has many friends and family who he always kept in contact with. They say it is completely out of character for him to willingly disappear and they believe something happened to him.
He is described as a Caucasian male with brown hair, brown eyes, 6-feet-tall, weighing approximately 220 pounds. Both his ears are pierced one  time. He has a mole beside his right eye, and another mole above his mustache on the right side of his face,  as well as a mole on his right temple. Barnard had broken his arm and foot as a child.
Clothing & Jewelry: Last seen wearing a grey silk shirt, jeans with a money clip attached to it, and a leather jacket. Movado watch, small hoop earrings.
Anonymous tips can be sent to info@helpfindahren.com – For more information on this case, please click: Help Find Ahren
Anyone with information on these cases are asked to please contact: Boise County Sheriff’s Office (208) 392-4411 or (208) 373-5401

Online Fundraiser Set Up For Family Of Nick Cianciotto Who’s Body Was Recovered From Budd Lake Yesterday

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Photo of Nick Cianciotto the Mount Olive Highschool who drowned after falling through a sheet of ice on Budd Lake in Flander, NJ

Northern New Jersey residents, Melissa Phelam and Kim Maleyonok set up the fund campaign to help the parents of Nick Cianciotto with funeral expenses. They had set up the fund so that a check will be issued directly to Schimanski’s father, Clyde Schimanski Jr.

If you would like to donate to the family members, please click Memory of Nick Cianciotto to be directed to the campaign page, which will end on February 9, 2013

Maleyonok and Phelam had also set up a fund titled in Loving Memory of Clyde Schimanski, which reached it’s financial goal, so has since been shut down, with the website reading “as enough money has been collected to pay the funeral expenses of Clyde, we have shut down the page.”

According to NJ.COM, the fund was set-up Tuesday and by 8p.m. that night, had raised about $75. A little more than an hour later, it was up to nearly $750. By midnight, about $4,400 and continued to blossom.

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Photo of Clyde Schimanski III

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Photo of Clyde Schimanski Jr, the father of Clyde Schimanski III, speaking to reporters hours before his missing son was found in Budd Lake

 

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UPDATE: 01/09/13 FLANDERS, NEW JERSEY — Photos of Clyde Schimanski III and Nick Cianciotto released:

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Rescue workers located the body of Clyde Schimanski III (above) one day after locating the body of Nick Cianciotto (below.)

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Loved ones gathered at a local church where they were told the devastating news that both teenagers were recovered from Lake Budd.

‘I lost my son,’ Laurie Halloran, the mother of missing 15-year-old Clyde told the New York Daily News. ‘I feel numb.’

Family and friend’s also gathered at the lake to comfort each other and mourn the two losses.

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Friends and family gathered at Budd Lake (pictured) to comfort one another

Students at Mount Olive Highschool told CBS reporters that Nick Cianciotto had spoken about Ice fishing on Monday morning, hours before he tragically fell through the icy lake.

“It is with great sadness that I announce the deaths of Nicholas Michael Cianciotto III and Clyde Frederick Schimanski III, both of whom were 15 years old. The young men were deeply loved by their families and friends. The entire Morris County community mourns their loss,” Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said in a statement on Wed Jan 9, 2013.

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Mount Olive Mayor Robert Greenbaum has been regularly leaving updates regarding the tragedy and letting the families know that the whole town is grieving with them.

“I have condolences for the family that lost their child today,” Greenbaum said in a news conference earlier today. “The entire community grieves with them.”

01/08/13 UPDATE – MOUNT OLIVE, NJ — A body was located in Budd Lake earlier today, after hours of searching for two missing teens who fell through the ice at Budd Lake in Mount Olive, New Jersey.

Authorities haven’t publically identified which victim had been recovered and are waiting for a positive identification.

Meanwhile, the father of one of the victims, Clyde Schimanski, who shares the same name as his son Clyde Schimanski Jr, told Star-Ledger: ‘Imagine screaming and knowing you’re going to die. He died a horrible death.’ — He went on to say his son’s death was part of God’s plan. ‘God works in mysterious ways,’  he said.

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Photo of Clyde Schimanski receiving a hug from a friend after body of one of the teenagers is recovered

The mother of Nick Cianciotto had said she told her son to “be care” as he headed out to Budd Lake

NJ Mayor Robert Greenbaum has been posted about the tragedy on Facebook, saying he believes the victims had gone to Budd Lake to ice-fish. He later posted an update warning the public that the chances of a successful recovery was unlikely.

‘Once again I am sad to report that we likely lost two young adults in Mount Olive this evening. May God bless their families and help ease their pain.’ he said.

It appears everyone has the same assumption, with one online-user even creating a memorial page earlier today titled  In Memory Of Clyde Schimanski & Nick Cianciotto which has already gained 1,466 ‘likes’ to honor the two boys.

Comments and posts on Nick Cianciotto’s Facebook page show that he was a typical, outgoing teenager who enjoyed hanging out friends. It also listed the Mount Olive Highschool student as currently in a relationship.

The Facebook of Clyde Schimanski is set to private but shows the teen smiling in a photo with a woman standing besides him.

This photo showing lit candles was posted as the default photo on the memorial page

01/08/13 MOUNT OLIVE, NJ — Search for two missing Mount Olive teenagers who fell through an icy lake last night called off

Firefighters, police, and cold water divers continue to search Budd Lake for two missing teenagers who fell through thin ice while at Budd Lake in Northern New Jersey last night.

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Rescuers have been searching Budd Lake since last night after two missing Northern New Jersey teenagers fell through the ice

According to reports, Nick Ciancotto, 14 and Clyde Schimanski, 15, rode their bikes to Budd Lake early yesterday evening. At approximately 6:30pm the ice beneath Ciancotto started to crack and he shouted for help. Shimanski then rode his bike onto the ice to try to save his friend and after riding a good distance into the lake, the two fell through.

Witnesses heard frantic screams shouting “help me, don’t let me die!” — they rushed to the scene and noticed the two teen’s frantically struggling. One of the witnesses attempted to walk on the ice and save the boys but when he reached about 700ft he heard the ice beneath him starting to crack and rushed off.  The hysterical boys were pleading to the witnesses for help, saying they didn’t want to die and the witnesses were consoling them and let them know rescuers were on their way.

William Hardy, a 25-year-old local resident who lives in a house off the lake told Star-Ledger that he was out on his front porch with his house mate when he heard the panicked screams and immediately dialed 9-1-1, grabbed a flashlight and  rushed down to the lake where he spotted a blue light which quickly sank beneath the water. He believes it was a cellphone belonging to one of the victims.

First crew rescuers showed up and by this point, the teens were nowhere in sight. They’ve been searching the freezing lake since, breaking through over 100 feet of ice but have found no sign of the teenagers thus far and today authorities were treating the search as a recovery rather than a rescue.

Shortly after the incident, the Mayor of Mount Olive, Robert Greenbaum posted a statement on Facebook about the tragedy and saying that he believed the two teenagers, who were both students at Mount Olive High School, went to the lake to ice fish. He went on to say that “The lake is not guarded in any way.”

The father of Clyde Schimanski is holding out hope although he doesn’t believe the outcome will be successful.

‘It hurts my heart. Until they pull him out, I’ll…hold tight. I want to know they find him.‘ said Mr. Schimanski.

A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead shining lights into the dark waters of the lake before the search was eventually called off.

Search in Rangeley Lake for three missing snowmobilers fail to turn up anything

A search plane flies low over Rangeley Lake on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2013 searching for missing snowmobilers Glenn Henderson, 43, of Sabattus, Kenneth Henderson, 40, of China and John Spencer, 41, of Litchfield.

A search plane flies low over Rangeley Lake on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2013 searching for missing snowmobilers Glenn Henderson, 43, of Sabattus, Kenneth Henderson, 40, of China and John Spencer, 41, of Litchfield.

(Click the link below article for additional information and video by Bangor Daily News.)

RANGELEY, MAINE — The search for three missing snowmobilers presumed to be in Rangeley Lake was hampered by severe weather early Thursday morning, but by late morning recovery efforts had resumed, the Maine Warden Service said.

By mid-afternoon Thursday, the snowmobilers still had not been found.

Cpl. John MacDonald of the warden service said strong winds and fog over Rangeley Lake made navigation extremely hazardous Thursday morning.

“It’s difficult in these temperatures,” said MacDonald, who noted that the weather on Thursday was much colder than on Wednesday.

But just after 11 a.m., weather conditions had improved enough so that game wardens could resume the search, according to MacDonald.

Mechanical problems with air boats being used in the search were a contributing factor in the effort’s being delayed a few hours, according to MacDonald.

“We’re doing the best we can,” he said.

The three snowmobilers — Kenneth Henderson, 40, of China, Glenn Henderson, 43, of Sabattus, and John Spencer, 41, of Litchfield — have been missing since New Year’s Eve.

The trio left Carrabassett Valley for a ride at 6 p.m. Monday and have not been seen since. The men are presumed dead.

As of 3 p.m. Thursday, game wardens still had “a couple of air boats in the water,” MacDonald said.

He added that, if necessary, crews plan to continue the search Friday and into the weekend, but the weather forecast is not promising.

Friday and Saturday “don’t look good,” said MacDonald. “We haven’t made a decision but it’s not looking good right now.”

MacDonald said earlier this week two of the men’s helmets were recovered in an area of Rangeley Lake where Dawn Newell, 45, of Yarmouth fell through ice while riding across the lake on Monday. Her body was found later that day.

A vigil for the three men was held Wednesday night at Oxford Plains Raceway, where all three were race car drivers.

Game warden divers, watercraft, air boats, side scan sonar and aircraft were utilized in Thursday’s search, according to MacDonald.

SOURCE: Bangor Daily News

Karly McKenna Elliott was last seen over three months ago in Corona

Karly McKenna Elliott (pictured) disappeared over three months ago in California

Some reports spell Karly’s last name incorrect. According to the missing woman’s Facebook profile, her last name is “Elliot”

As of Feb 02, 2013 there has been very little updates regarding this care. I check periodically and will post more information once it comes.

Karly Elliott, born August 7, 1982, is a 30-year-old woman who was last seen at her home one month ago in Corona, California in Riverside County.

Karly was supposed to meet a friend on October 25, 2012 but she never showed up.  According to those who know the missing woman, her family spoke to Karly on October 23rd at 7PM. The last time they seen her was later on that night at 11PM, sitting along in her car, a red PT Cruiser which was discovered several days later on October 28th, abandoned.  Attempts to contact her failed and by October 25th they noticed her phone was disconnected and contacted police to file a missing persons report.

According to Seeking_TheLost Facebook page, her vehicle was found with the license plates removed.

According to reports, on October 23, 2012 around 4PM Karly had visited her boyfriend. She was then believed to be in the company of 32-year-old Jurupa Valley resident Alejandro Lopez, who is now being named a person-of-interest, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report.

Deputies were called to a home at 3:07 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the 6300 block of Frank Avenue, Jurupa Valley where Elliott’s family filed a missing person report stating that the woman had not been seen in three to four days. Her vehicle was discovered abandoned a few days later on October 28, 2012 near Goose Creek Golf Club in Mira Loma. However, Karly remains missing.

A search for the missing woman in the days after her disappearance included the use of police canines and patrol officers across the Jurupa Valley and nearby areas, while relatives passed out fliers and questioned people in north Norco, Mira Loma and Jurupa Valley.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Officials said there was evidence of a struggle at the last place she was seen alive.

“During the investigation, it was determined that a struggle had ensued inside of the residence where the missing person was last seen. The Central Homicide Unit was contacted and assumed the investigation,” the report said.

It is believed that Elliott may have been a victim of foul-play.

An online-user commented on Missing Persons of America on November 17, 2012 under the username Karen Urgirl saying the following:

update 11-17-12 Karly called her mom the night of her disappearance telling her mom that she is being hld against her will and being beaten (w/a gun) and that felipe said he’s going to kill her and dump her body in the desert. It’s also being said karly’s mom is the trimmer for the guy who’s now inarcerated for cultivation of marijuana and (person of interest)karlys mom possibly was stealing from the trees. now its also said that there is a blk man involved in the crop cultivation who also kidnapped her from house on frank ave. and to focus on apts on Iowa ave. n riverside. now its been said that its confirmed that karly s dead . due to the amount of blood (kalys dna) that was found indicates karlys death by gun shot, multiple stab wounds ??? but have no body to prove her to be dead. therefore the search needs to be expanded outside of mira loma. this is some f… up sh.. that happened to Karly and that she died over. alejandro lopez felipe persons of interests. you ever think about what were her lasts thoughts before she died.

Police have labelled her disappearance as ‘suspicious’ and relatives of the missing woman believe she is being held against her will.

Karly is a trained Esthetician but her license in California has been expired since 2011. She is described as a Caucasian adult female, 5’9” tall, 150 pounds with a fair complexion and blonde hair that is sometimes curled or worn straight.

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Karly’s Facebook default photo, also one of her most recent photo’s

Karly Elliott’s Facebook page and although her page is set to private, it does show her hometown as Bullcity, Arizona and her current location set to Corona, CA. It also shows activities she enjoys including the casino, poker, bingo, etc.

The missing woman’s family is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts or the arrest of those responsible for her disappearance.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact Investigator Jim Peters of the Central Homicide Unit at 951- 955-2777 or Investigator Roman Pluimer of the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

Hunters asked to be more attentive when hunting this season for missing people

Search groups who look for missing people are asking hunters to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious they may find while in the woods.

“They get into places we sometimes can’t,” said Monica Caison, the founder of the CUE Center for Missing Persons in Wilmington, NC.

Caison said in the past 72 hours, her organization has received reports of six bodies/skeletons being found nationwide by hunters.

“They start getting found as soon as the hunters start hitting the woods,” she said, noting the holidays especially bring out lots of hunters.

Caison said not only should hunters be looking for bones (if you can’t rule out a bone being an animal, she says call police), but also looking for disturbed ground or dirt, signs of possibly a shallow grave.

Also, hunters should be aware of manmade items that look out of place like purses, clothing, shoes, wallets, keys, etc.

“If it’s way deep in the woods and it doesn’t fit, they should definitely call that in,” she said.

Just two months ago, a couple of hunters prepping land in rural Spartanburg County stumbled upon some skeletal remains which turned out to be missing 20-year-old Crystal Freeman.

“It happens all the time,” Caison said, “so be vigilant.”

Source: WSPA

 

Young man mysteriously disappeared after a night out with friends

Photo(s) of Kyle Fleischmann who disappeared four years ago

Charlotte NC — Kyle Fleischmann was 24 years old when he went missing in the early morning hours of November 9, 2007 after hanging out with friends in uptown Charlotte, NC.

After spending the evening at a Dane Cook concert (on Nov. 8, 2007) Kyle and his friends decided to go to a bar in Uptown Charlotte around 11p.m. and they stayed for a couple hours. Around 1a.m. on 11/09/07, his friends left to go home and at this point, Kyle stayed behind.

At 2:18a.m., Kyle attempted to go his sister while at Buckhead Saloon but their was no answer. He left the Saloon two minutes later and walk’s to Fuel Pizza, which is right next to the Saloon.

He makes several phone calls. The first call is placed at 2:42a.m. and the call lasts about 10 seconds. This call was to a place he had visited earlier that day for business. He then immediately calls his voice-mail. After calling his voice-mail, he attempts to call his father’s office phone, no answer. He calls his father 3 more times within the next 15 minutes but his father had already gone to sleep for the night. He call’s his best-friend Daniel at 3:28a.m. but the call only last 4 seconds. Less than one minute later, Kyle attempts to contact his room-mate Bruce which only last 6 seconds. That was his final call before he vanished without a trace.

Kyle is described by those who know him as a popular, outgoing, responsible young man who worked with special needs children, so when he didn’t show up to work and no-one could get in-touch with him, that’s when everyone knew something was wrong.  After a missing persons report was filed, authorities looked at surveillance video’s in various locations and Kyle was seen on the videos.

He hasn’t been seen or heard from since that night and Charlotte police are stumped and would like to speak to absolutely ANYBODY who was at or near the Buckhead Saloon or Fuel Pizza in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina on November 8, 2007

Richard Fleischmann says this picture of his son shows Kyle

Kyle’s father, Richard Fleischmann says this photo shows his son’s char actor

Race:
Caucasian
Age at Disappearance:
24
Current Age:
29
Height:
6’0″
Weight:
180 lbs.
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair):
  • Brown
  • Kyle is known to wear gel in his hair occasionally, and this can make his hair appear darker than it actually is.
Eyes:
  • Green
Last Seen:
  • Charlotte , NC
  • Police say Kyle was last seen leaving the Buckhead Saloon in Uptown Charlotte around 2:15 a.m.
Other Possible Locations:
  • North Carolina
Last Known Locations:
  • Charlotte , NC

Kyle’s unsolved case has been featured more then once on America’s Most Wanted, with the latest  airing on August, 2012. 

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact: Charlotte Police Department – 704-336-7600

You can also leave a tip on CMPD’s website by clicking here, or mail them at the following address: 601 E. Trade Street  Charlotte, NC 28202