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Daisy Holland, Who Turns 2 Today, Has Been Missing Since Friday From Elk River, MN (UPDATE – FOUND DECEASED!)

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03/27/13 Update – The body of Daisy Jo Holland, the Minnesota toddler who disappeared from Wapiti Park Campground in Sherburne County on Friday night was pulled from the Elk River on Sunday May 26, 2013, according to Elk River police chief Brad Rolfe.

The body will go to the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office for identification and the cause of death, Rolfe said.

“At this time, there is no indication of foul play,” Rolfe said. “However, the investigation remains open.”

Daisy was last seen playing with other children just a few hundred feet from where her body was recovered. She was just one day short of celebrating her second birthday.

Earlier Report –

Daisy Holland, who turns two years old today, has been missing since Friday, May 24, 2013. She was last seen at the Wapiti Park Campground in Elk River, Minnesota wearing black pants and a pink shirt with “Hello Kitty” on it.

A water search at Elk Lake has been conducted but so far the toddler’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Full Name: Daisy Holland
DOB: May 27, 2011
Missing Since: May 24, 2013
Missing From: Sherburne County, MN
Race: White Sex: Female
Height: 2’0″ Weight: 30 lbs
Hair: Blonde Eye: Blue

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Elk River Police Department (Minnesota) 1-763-765-3495
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

NCMEC Case #: NCMC1216618c1

Disappearance of a St John’s College Student After Leaving A Party Three Minutes Away From His Dorm Still Unsolved

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Photo of Joshua C. Guimond

Joshua Guimond was twenty-years-old when he went missing after attending a college party in Metten Court at the north end of St John’s University in Collegeville, MN. He was last seen around midnight leaving the party to walk to his on-campus dorm in the Saint Maur House, which was only a three minute walk. He never made it to his apartment and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Investigators searched Joshua’s dorm-apartment and came to the conclusion that he never made it home and searches around Collegeville were conducted immediately but they could find no sign of the missing student.

Josh wore prescription glasses but wasn’t wearing them the night he disappeared. He didn’t wear a jacket that night, despite the chilly weather. He was however, wearing a gray St John’s College hoodie.

Family and loved ones say it’s out of character for Josh not to attempt to contact anyone.

Joshua’s vehicle was found on campus, and many believe that he didn’t plan to simply take off, and wouldn’t have without taking his car. Family and friends

The parents of Joshua miss him dearly and continue to search for answers and closure. A billboard once had their missing son’s face and details on his disappearance. They also placed a memorial tree called “The Tree of Hope” in honor of their son, who was a bright, young man who didn’t have any known enemies.

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A plaque which is placed on the Tree of Hope — It says “Hang in there” Love Mom and Dad

The parents also created a website called Find Joshua Guimond  to keep his name and disappearance in the public eye, and to notify others on their son’s case.

On the front page of the family website, they make a plea to the public, asking them to be on the lookout for their son.

We would greatly appreciate your help in finding our son. Josh has been missing from the campus of St John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota since November 9, 2002. He was last seen leaving a dorm room three minutes walking distance from his dorm, and never made it. He has not been seen since. Josh did not leave of his own free will. He was without his car, glasses or a coat warm enough for the weather. None of his credit cards have been used and there has been no contact with any friends or family members since that day. Please be on the look-out for Josh. Please let us know if you see him or if you know anything related to his disappearance which might help us find him. – Josh’s Family (2002)

  • Full Name: Joshua Cheney Guimond
  • Nicknames: Josh
  • Last Seen In: Saint Joseph, Stearns, Minnesota (USA)
  • Birthdate: June 18, 1982
  • Missing Since: November 10, 2002
  • Age Then: 20 Age Now: 30
  • Race: White Sex: Male
  • Weight: 175 lbs Height: 6’0”
  • Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue
  • Scars/Marks: Scar on shoulder
  • Clothing: Last seen wearing a gray St. John’s college hoodie with blue jeans

Searching for Josh – View all News and Information Here that is related to this case.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact one or more of the following agencies:
Stearns County Sheriff’s Office (320) 259-3700 / (320) 251-4240
Wright County Sheriff’s Office (763) 682-7600
BCA Tip Line (877) 996-6222

Ramsey County Woman Missing Since January 24th

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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.

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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 (nikkole.peterson@ci.stpaul.mn.us)

Richard Landers, Boy Kidnapped In 1994, Says Grandparents “Were In The Right”

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Photo of Richard Wayne Landers a.k.a Michael Wayne Landers as a child

New man: Pictured outside his home in Browerville, Minnesota Michael Jeff Landers faced reporters as a 24-year-old married and expecting father

ALL GROWN UP: Richard Landers Jr (pictured) will soon be a father himself

01/13/13, HUFFINGTONPOST UPDATE — Richard Wayne Landers, Missing Boy Found As Adult, Says Grandparents ‘Were In The Right’

BROWERVILLE, Minn. — An Indiana mother whose former in-laws allegedly abducted her son nearly 20 years ago was not homeless at the time, the woman’s lawyer said, refuting claims that the grandparents needed to step in because she was unable to care for the boy.

Authorities searched for the then-5-year-old Richard Wayne Landers Jr. for years, but the case went cold. They eventually found him living with his paternal grandparents in the small central Minnesota town of Browerville. He had changed his name in 2006 to Michael Jeff Landers.

Lisa Harter and the boy’s father, Richard Wayne Landers Sr., did live in a car for three days at one point, but at the time of the boy’s disappearance in 1994, Harter had moved into an apartment, attorney Richard Muntz told The Associated Press late Friday.

Photo of Richard Wayne Landers Sr. father of kidnapped boy

Muntz said that when Harter and Landers Sr. divorced, Harter – who has mild developmental disabilities_ temporarily moved into a group home that wasn’t equipped for children. The grandparents obtained custody and filed for guardianship, he said. After Harter moved into an apartment and gained custody of her son on weekends, she filed a petition to expand her custody rights when she remarried.

“The judge gave her custody on a trial basis, and before she could get him, that’s when they left,” Muntz told the AP.

Todd County Sheriff Peter Mikkelson has said the investigation was ongoing and the case will be forwarded to federal authorities for possible charges, perhaps related to non-custodial kidnapping.

Michael Landers seems to have understood his circumstances and lived willingly with his grandparents.

Neither he nor his wife immediately responded to telephone or Facebook messages. But postings from each of their Facebook accounts appeared Friday night and Saturday on the Facebook page of KARE-TV in Minneapolis, suggesting that the grandparents did what was necessary.

A posting from Michael Landers said: “For you people who jump to conclusions you should find out the whole story I was where I needed to be. My `grandparents’ were in the the right I dont care what anyone else thinks.”

Click here for full updated article and video by the Huffingtonpost

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01/12/13, (DAILYMAIL) UPDATE – The happy family life of father-to-be abducted by his grandparents at age five and found almost 19 years later

  • Richard Landers Jr taken from Indiana home by his paternal grandparents in 1994 is pictured for the first time as an adult calling himself Michael
  • His wife is expecting a child and the couple live on the same plot of land as grandparents who are now facing charges
  • Mother and father say they want to renew contact but he and his wife say grandparents were ‘in the right’

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Michael Landers (pictured below) and his wife Bobbie (pictured above) are now expecting their own child and have posted ultrasound images and messages about how excited they are on Facebook

A man abducted by his grandparents at the age of five lives next door to them with his new wife and is preparing to be a father himself.
The impression of a close and happy family life was emerging in the case of Richard Landers Jr, now 24, who was kidnapped by his grandparents as a young child.
Police found the grandparents and Landers almost 19 years after he went missing in an operation, praised by his parents, Lisa Harter and Richard Landers Sr, who had almost given up hope of seeing him again.
But both Landers and his new wife have praised rather than criticized his parents. In a Facebook post Bobbie Landers said his grandparents kept her husband ‘safe’ as a child.

Baby: Michael Landers and his wife Bobbie, pictured left, are now expecting their own child and have posted ultrasound images and messages about how excited they are on Facebook, pictured right
‘His “grandparents” didn’t follow the law, but they did what was right. Sometimes, our US laws don’t help or protect the people they should. He was 5. He remembers his birth parents and what they were like,’ it said.
‘He had been living under his grandparents care since he was a 6 month old baby. He was where he wanted and needed to be to be safe and become the man he is today, my husband and best friend.’
Rather than the appearance of someone held against his will, Landers, who changed his name to Michael himself at age 18, has defended the grandparents who kidnapped and raised him.
He is now preparing to be a father himself with his wife Bobbie, who has two sons from a previous relationship.
They all live on one plot of land in Long Prairie, just outside Browerville, Minnesota and the young couple have been happily posting on Facebook about the upcoming birth of their child.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL UPDATED ARTICLE BY DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

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01/11/13 – WOLCOTTVILLE, INDIANA — Five year old Kidnapped in 1994 Is Found ALIVE living in Minnesota

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Left: Lisa Harter the mother of Richard Wayne Landers (pictured right) was “overjoyed” when she heard that authorities located her missing son, Michael Wayne Landers Jr.

Richard Wayne Landers Jr. was just 5 years old when he and his paternal grandparents, who were upset over custody arrangements, disappeared from Wolcottville, a town about 30 miles north of Fort Wayne. Nineteen years later, news that he has been found living under an assumed name in Minnesota left his mother overjoyed and “jumping up and down,” her husband said Thursday shortly after police announced the break in the case.

Indiana State Police said the now 24-year-old Landers was found in Long Prairie, Minn., thanks in part to his Social Security number. His grandparents were living under aliases in a nearby town and confirmed his identity, investigators said.

Police declined to say whether the grandparents will face charges, citing the ongoing investigation.

Landers’ mother, Lisa Harter, was “jumping up and down for joy” when investigators told her a few days ago that her son had been found, her husband Richard Harter told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

He said his wife is “the happiest woman on earth.”

Harter said he and his wife were working with an attorney and hoped to reunite with his stepson soon. Police said Landers is married and expecting his first child.

Harter declined further comment and referred questions about the case to his attorney, who didn’t immediately return phone messages Thursday. Investigators declined to release the names under which Landers and his grandparents had been living.

Police said the boy’s paternal grandparents, Richard E. and Ruth A. Landers, abducted him in July 1994 because they were “upset over pending court proceedings” regarding his placement.

Police spokesman Sgt. Ron Galaviz said it appears the boy’s father was never in the picture. Lisa and Richard Harter had married a year earlier.

Authorities believe the grandparents took the boy from their home in Wolcottville and fled. They were charged at the time with misdemeanor interference with custody, which was bumped up to a felony in 1999. But the charge was dismissed in 2008 after the case went cold.

Investigators reopened the case in September when Richard Harter turned over the boy’s Social Security card to an Indiana State Police detective. That turned up a man with the same Social Security number and date of birth living in Long Prairie, Minn., about 100 miles northwest of Minneapolis. A driver’s license photo for the man appeared to resemble Landers, police said.

Indiana State Police then contacted Minnesota law enforcement agencies, which began investigating along with the FBI and the Social Security Administration.

The grandparents were found living in nearby Browerville, Minnesota
“By all accounts, it didn’t appear he suffered from any abuse, either physical or mental,” Galaviz said.

Written and published by: FOXNEWS

Two unidentified babies discovered deceased in Minnesota may belong to the same mother

Authorities believe the two unidentified babies below may have the same biological mother. Although, they believed they had separate fathers. Both were discovered deceased in Minnesota less than three years apart.

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Forensic artists from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children used photographs of the bodies and the infants’ skull measurements to create composite drawings of what the babies might have looked like at the time of their deaths.

The first victim was discovered on December 7, 2003 in Old Frontenac, Goodhue County, Minnesota

Estimated Date of Death: No more than two weeks, no less than two days.

Estimated age: Newborn (less than 48 hours old)
Hair: Curly, black hair.
Approximate Height/Weight: 14″; 7 lbs.

The unidentified baby boy was discovered on December 7, 2003 in Florence Township Beach in Frontenac, MN.

NCIC Number for baby number one:
U860017958  (Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.)

 The case may be related to another unidentified newborn found in Red Wing in 1999.

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Reconstruction of Victim by NCMEC – NOTE: Outfits shown in the age-progressed photos are not the actual outfits worn during discovery.)

The infant is a girl and she was located November 4, 1999 on the bank of the Mississippi River, in the small boat harbor in Red Wing, MN, a little over three years before the discovery of the boy. She was given the name Jamie.

Time of death: At-least 48 hours prior to discovery but no longer than two weeks.

Authorities think the composites could help piece together a frustrating puzzle. Over the years they have had over a 100 leads, yet the investigations remain unsolved.
Investigators believed that the infants were born alive. Autopsies were never able to ascertain causes of death. Officials believe that mother of the children may have hidden the pregnancies and is probably familiar with the area or possibly still living in the local areas.

After the discovery of both babies, a local couple paid to have them buried next to their own stillborn daughter, under headstones that read “God’s Little Angel.

NCIC Number for baby number two:
U530018814 (Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.)

Agency Case Number for baby number one: GO03-127
Agency Case Number fpr baby number two: GC99-158

If you have any information about these unidentified children please contact:
Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office
Lindsey Thomas
651-480-4253

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Police are asking Northfield resident’s for help in locating a missing man

Recent photo of Joshua B. Bohlen (39)

11/14/12 NORTHFIELD, MN —  Northfield Police Department is asking hunters who will be out the next few weeks for deer season to keep a lookout for a Northfield, MN resident who has been missing for one month.

Joshua Ben Bohlen, age 39, has been missing since Tuesday, October 20, 2012 and was last seen in Northfield, Minnesota walking on foot. His pickup truck and hat were located on Goodhue Avenue and 110th Street in Northfield  and according to authorities, his cell phone records and bank account has had no activity and according to authorities the missing man has experienced recent mental health issues and his family is concerned for his safety and well-being.

On October 30, 2012, ten days after his disappearance, relatives filed a petition in Rice County Court for Emergency Guardianship/Conservatorship, listing him as a protected person. He has been appointed an attorney. Doesn’t that imply the family knows where he is?

“The family had to do this in order to take hold of his personal affairs.” said Police.

Searches were conducted in the local area shortly after he disappeared but nothing came out of it.

Dogs were brought in from three different states and mounted patrols from Rice and Goodhue counties for a search within a 1-mile radius of Bohlen’s last known whereabouts on Oct. 20, according to Deputy Chief of Police, Chuck Walerius.

“There were not hits anywhere,” he said.

At this point, Walerius said hunters and farmers who are still working in their fields may be the best hope of finding Bohlen.

“They’re another pair of eyes that are going into an area that usually doesn’t have people around,” he said.

He said any sign of evidence — a piece of clothing or otherwise, is worth a call to police.

Walerius said there’s consideration to use another sweep by sky with the Civil Air Patrol now that the leaves are off the trees. He said once there’s snowfall, a search becomes increasingly difficult as any potential sign of the missing man would be covered.

Joshua Bohlen is described as a Caucasian adult male, blonde hair, 5’6”, weighing 170 pounds and likes to wear hats.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Northfield Police Department – 507-645-4475

Alot of the information was gathered threw various northfield.patch. articles.