Posts tagged ‘Missing woman’

Mother of missing woman bitter over killer’s release


Photo taken in 2008 of Michael Yarnell a.k.a Honeymoon Suspect

News Tribune article published July 8, 2013 – A Morgan County man is scheduled to be released today from the Tipton Correctional Center after serving four years of a seven-year sentence for the death of his wife in 2003.

And the mother of the victim is not happy.

Michael Yarnell, 43, accepted a plea agreement in June 2009 on one count of first-degree involuntary manslaughter, if all other charges were dismissed against him.

Yarnell was charged with multiple felonies in 2008 after he allegedly confessed to killing his wife, Michelle “Angie” Yarnell, and leading her family and authorities to believe she ran away with another man.

“The reason he’s getting out now is that he was so successful in hiding her body, which is the evidence,” said Angie’s mother, Marianne Asher-Chapman. “To this day, we have never have found her remains. She is still a missing person.”


Photo of Angie Yarnell who vanished almost one decade ago

Investigators testified that Yarnell admitted shoving his wife, causing her to fall off the couple’s deck at their Ivy Bend home in late September 2003.

After he sat with her for a while, they said Yarnell “freaked out” and loaded Angie’s body in a car with the intent of driving her to Versailles, but eventually took the body to a boat ramp at the Lake of the Ozarks, loaded her into a canoe and eventually “lost” her in the water.

Yarnell then fled the area and wasn’t found by authorities until August 2008.

“I will never understand how our criminal justice system allowed a liar like Michael Yarnell to lead them to such a path, fabricating a story which was nothing more than a self-serving lie to save his own skin from a life sentence or even a death sentence,” Asher-Chapman said.

Asher-Chapman’s experience led her to co-found Missouri Missing, a group dedicated to helping families of missing persons try to find their loved ones by connecting them with various resources, many associated with law enforcement, and keeping missing person cases out in the public.

Despite being able to help many since found the group in 2007, Asher-Chapman still has a hard time dealing with how her daughter’s case has been handled.

“The justice system in the case of my beloved daughter has done little more than to denigrate and insult her and her family and friends, and in no way, has brought any degree of true justice to we who has suffered at the hands of this dangerous predator,” she said.

“It gives him full freedom to continue to harm others.”

Source: News Tribune

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.


Four Weeks Will Mark The Fifth Anniversary Since Faime Francis, A Pennsylvania Resident, Disappeared


The only photo of Faime Francis available online

  • Full Name: Faime Lynette Francis
  • Missing From: Swissvale, Allegheny County, PA
  • Birthdate: May 28, 1977
  • Missing Date: March 28, 2008
  • Age Then: 30 years old
  • Age Now: 35
  • Gender: Female Race: African-American
  • Height: 5’8″
  • Weight: 115 pounds (thin frame)
  • Hair Color: Black (regularly wore wigs and/or hair-weaves)
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Jewelry: Engagement ring on the left hand
  • Clothing: Unknown what she was wearing on the day she went missing however, she favored black (dark) clothing

Faime Francis has been missing for over four years. She was last seen leaving her Swissvale home on March 28, 2008 and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Her family and friends were immediately concerned because Faime suffers from schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder which requires daily medication that was found in her house which indicates she, if alive, is without it.

Her case has received very little media attention and not alot of information is available. However, North Hills Patch, a Pennsylvania news website, published an article on her disappearance last month in an attempt to bring the awareness that’s been lost for several years, back to her case.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
Swissvale Police Department (412) 271-0430

Dana Rishpy, Israeli National, Disappeared After Being Seen On Video With An Unidentified Male In Tulum, Mexico



Above and below photos of Dana Rishpy taken shortly before her 2007 disappearance


  • Birthdate: May 26, 1982
  • Birth Place: Israel
  • Missing From: Cancun, Mexico
  • Missing Since: March 30, 2007
  • Age Then: 24
  • Age Now: 29
  • Ht: 5’7″ Wt: 120 pounds (thin frame)
  • Hair: Long Wavy Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue (described as blue-green)
  • Sex: Female Race: White
  • Nationality: Israeli
  • Other: Dana has dual citizenship of Israel and Germany.

Dana Rishpy was a 24-year-old college student when she disappeared on the night of March 30, 2007. She originally to the United States from Israel to search for a good graduate school. She then took a vacation in Cancun, Mexico and was last seen at the Mezzanine Hotel in Tulum, Mexico after attending a beach party, and was seen accompanied with an unidentified male who was drinking. Family and loved ones don’t know who the man is and authorities haven’t been able to identify him.


Who is the unidentified man in these still-shots?

The FBI and Israeli National Police have since become involved in Dana’s disappearance. They are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man in the photos above. This information could help in locating Dana Rishpy and/or provide new information about her disappearance. The individual is wanted for questioning regarding Dana Rishpy’s disappearance. He is described as a White male with a thin/medium build, and appears to be either North American or possibly Australian although some reports state she was last seen with an American man. Authorities say he is NOT a fugitive from the law and police just want to speak to him for possible information that he might not believe is significant but may yield clues that will locate her.

A couple years after Dana disappeared a homeless man came forward claiming to have witnessed the young woman’s murder.

Dana’s case has received a good amount of attention including being featured on America’s Most Wanted

Dana constantly kept in touch with family and friends threw phone calls and the internet. After March, 2007 the phone calls completely stopped and no trace of her has ever been located.

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Ramsey County Woman Missing Since January 24th


Josephine M. Ray last seen two weeks ago in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Josephine Ray has been missing since January 24, 2013 and was reported missing on February 1, 2013. She was last seen on a greyhound bus from Minneapolis to Phoenix with a person who she has a current restraining order against and they may have travelled to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

There is virtually no information on this case aside from agencies including NamUs.


Josephine had a red tint in her hair prior to her January 24th disappearance

Status: Endangered Missing
Name: Josephine Mary Ray
Nickname: Josie
Missing Since: January 24, 2013
From: Ramsey County, Saint Paul, MN
Age Then: 26
Age Now: 26
Race: White
Sex: Female
Weight: 122 – 130 lbs
Height: 5’0”
Hair: Dark colored hair with red tint
Eyes: Brown (does have nystagmus of both eyes)
Scars/Marks: Josephine has scars on her head under hair, on the left side of her neck and on her stomach from shunt placements.
Other: She wears prescription glasses has her ears pierced with her left hair having multiple piercings.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Nicole Peterson of the St. Paul Police Department 651-266-5704 (

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


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


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.


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

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.)

Unsolved Disappearance of Rachel Conger, A Henry County Mother, Remains Unsolved



Photo of Rachel Lyn Conger last seen in Henry County

PARIS, TENNESSEE — Rachel Conger was a thirty year old mother of one who lived in Como, TN with her daughter. She was last seen in Paris, TN on March 13, 2008 in a Ford F-150 with her ex-husband. A store’s surveillance video spotted the truck passing by at 8:07am on West Wood Street and Swan Bay cell-phone tower has a recorded call coming in from Rachel’s phone at 9:30am with her estranged husband answering the call. By 10:15am, the husband was seen alone at his home which is roughly twenty miles from where the phone-call had taken place

She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Three days after her disappearance, on March 16, 2008, her estranged husband committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Henry County Sheriff’s Department believes Rachel was killed in a murder-suicide by her husband but no body has ever been located to prove that theory and her case remains unsolved.

Rachel’s family miss her very much and are desperate for answers. They have put alot of effort and held many vigils, both online and offline, but still haven’t received any closure.

Bring Rachel Conger Home (Myspace Page)

Loved ones set up a site titled Bring Rachel Home and the missing woman’s mother also created an account on —

The most recent post on ‘Bring Rachel Home’ was published on March 13, 2012, exactly four years since the mother of one disappeared. The post reads:

We are remembering Rachel today. She has been missing for four years today. Please say a prayer that Rachel is found and say a prayer for comfort for her family.

Your Loved One lives In Your Heart
Many tender memories soften your grief,
May fond recollection bring you relief,
And may you find comfort and peace in the thought
Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought…
For time and space can never divide
Or keep your loved one from your side
When memory paints in colors true
The happy hours that belonged to you.

Rachel (nicknamed Railyn) was born October 11, 1977 and would have turned 34 this year. She is described as a Caucasian female with naturally brown hair which was dyed blonde at the time of her disappearance, green eyes, standing 5’2 inches tall and weighing approximately 130lbs. She was last seen wearing a burgundy tank top with pink lettering and black sweat-pants.

Rachel’s nose and tounge are pierced, she has breast implants and a metal implant in her jaw. She has several tattoos including the name ”Mia Maria” and a paw print on her right ankle, a butterfly tattoo also on her ankle, the name ”Solly Shai” and a paw print on her left ankle, the name ”Lynnia Lane” with a paw print on her left ankle, a lady bug on the top of her foot and a butterfly on a vine which is located on her back.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Henry County Sheriff’s Department  (731)-642-1672