Posts tagged ‘Namus’

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)

Murder Victim Discovered In An Arizona Desert On November 17, 2012

A composite sketch couldn’t be drawn because the victim’s remains were completely skeletal upon discovery.

Victim: Unidentified male
Date found: November 17, 2012 21:49
Location: Arivaca, Pima County, AZ

The murdered remains of an unidentified male were discovered on November 17, 2012 under a mesquite tree in a desert area east of Arivaca. His right hand and feet were not attached to his body nor were they ever located.

According to medical examiners the unidentified victim, also known as John Doe, was not recognizable because of near complete skeletal remains. They estimate his time of death occurring the same year of discovery (2012.)

The victim was wearing no clothing and had no identification on him and no one in Pima County, AZ has come forward to identify him. However, the area the deceased victim was located is known for migrant activity which gives the possibility that he wasn’t from the area, which would explain why nobody has come forward knowing who he is.

Description: Believed to be of Native American decent, between the ages 17 and 29 years. He stands roughly 5 feet 8 inches (61 in), weight  and eye color could not be determined due to decomposition. His hair color was unknown and it’s possible he was completely bald prior to his death.

Good identifying factor: The upper central incisors were winged (mesially rotated). This was likely noticeable to those who knew the victim. The lower third molars were missing before death and the upper third molars had not yet fully erupted. More information can be released by medical examiners, including DNA.

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

Agency: Pima County Medical Examiners Office:
Phone 520-243-8600
Case Manager: Caitlin Vogelsberg
Phone: (520) 243-8600
Case Number: ML12-02790

Source:
NamUs

David Reynolds Missing Since September 1, 2007 from New England Area

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David J. Reynolds (photo taken in 2004)

Case Type: Endangered Runaway
DOB: Sep 7, 1988  Age Now: 24
Missing Date: Sep 1, 2004 Age Then: 16
Race: Caucasian Sex: Male
Height: 5’6” tall Weight: 140 pounds
Hair/Eye Color: Brown, Brown
City/County: Fitchburg in Worcester County – Massachusetts – United States
State/Country: Massachusetts (New England) United States

David Reynolds was last seen in Fitchburg, MA on September, 1, 2004 but was reported missing on May 12, 2005. At the time, David was 15 but turned 16-years-old one week after he was last seen. He is listed as an Endangered Runaway however, he hasn’t been seen in over eight years.

According to Police, David was believed to have been in the company of an adult man named Matthew Michaud who was 22-years-old at the time and will be turning 32 on October 30, 2013. The two talked about heading to the Boston area.

Very little information regarding Matthew Michaud is available, aside from his name and date of birth.It’s unclear if he’s been missing for the past eight years as well. When I searched his name I found listings on NCMEC, NamUs, etc regarding David’s disappearance. NCMEC lists that the two may still be in the local area, although that’s unlikely considering friends and family haven’t seen the teen in over eight years.

David has a tattoo of the letter ‘DR’ on his left arm and both his ears were pierced as a teen.

Case Report – NamUs MP # 14213

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Fitchburg Police Department (Massachusetts) 1-978-345-4355 (Officer Dean Romano)

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Worcester Police Department (Massachusetts) 1-508-799-8606

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) with the case number ‘NCMC1191026’

FBI Believes Young Woman Missing Since 2011 May Be Victim Of Human Sex Trafficking

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Photo of Alivia Christine Kail taken shortly before she went missing

ALLEGHENY, PITTSBURG, PA — FBI believe a missing Brookline resident who vanished after supposedly leaving for a trip to Florida with her boyfriend two years ago, may still be alive and may have been forced into a human sex trafficking ring.

Alivia Kail who is also known by family and friends as ‘Liv’, was 19-years-old when she went missing on March 4, 2011. According to her brother, Lance Kail, the young woman was at home packing for a trip to Florida that she and her boyfriend, Alexander Lorenzi, planned. The following day on March 5th, 2011 Alivia’s mother, Christine DiDiano, called Pittsburgh Police to report her daughter missing after not being able to reach her, which was unusual. PPD told DiDiano that because Kail is an adult, she would have to wait 24-48 hours before a missing persons report can be filed.

Several days later locals witnessed Lorenzi back in Pittsburgh, without Kail. When questioned about her whereabouts, he gives conflicting stories telling Kail’s family that she returned to Pittsburgh, but when Lance Kail, Alivia’s brother, went to speak with Lorenzi to find out where his sister was, his story begins to change and he tells Lance that she decided to stay in Florida. Lance felt something was also and got the Allegheny County Police to file a missing persons report.

When family and police pressed Lorenzi for more information, he cowered away, disconnected his phone line and lawyered up. A search warrant for Lorenzi’s home in Esplen, PA, was issued but nothing related to the disappearance of Kail was discovered. However, they did find drugs and a .22 Ruger that was in fact stolen. He was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, and cocaine possession.

Now in a startling new update, FBI agents in Pennsylvania, who became involved in the missing woman’s case, now believe she is alive and is being exploited/forced into a human sex-trafficking ring.

On Tuesday when the news broke out Kail’s mother, Christine DiDiano, told Channel 11’s Alan Jennings that she now has new hope that her daughter may be alive.

“It’s been long, almost two years, but I’m just so hopeful that we could get Alivia back. It doesn’t matter how, I just want her to come back,” Kail’s mother, Christine Kail, said. “I will never give up. So many people who love her just want her back.”

Resolution Hope, a Pittsburgh-based group who are dedicated to finding victims enslaved and trafficked, have teamed up with FBI to discuss the new discovery.

Name: Alivia Christine Kail (nicknamed ‘Liv’)
Missing Since: 03/04/11
From: West Mifflin, Allegheny, PA
Age then: 19 (21 now)
Hair/Eyes: Changed hairstyle alot. Natural brown although the last time she was seen, she had light brown, almost blond hair. Blue eyes
Gender: Female
Race: Caucasian
Height: 5’0” (60 in)
Weight: 105 pounds (thin frame)
Other: A blue lily flower tattoo on right hip. Diamond stud nose piercing and pierced lip. Last seen wearing Black short-sleeved shirt and jeans, tennis shoes or UGG boots.

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Kail changed her hairstyle and color frequently — when she went missing she had lighter colored hair

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Liv Kail’s tattoo is similar to this photo of a blue lily

Missing: Alivia Christine Kail is a Facebook page related to the missing woman’s disappearance. Also, a website PA Liv Safe shows a timeline on this case and a picture of the missing woman’s tattoo and Lorenzi.

FBI agents say Pittsburgh, like many cities in the country and throughout the world, has a sex trafficking problem that needs to be addressed by law enforcement.

Polaris Project is a very informative website which is dedicated to helping victims of human trafficking and alerting the public on the crime.

NCMEC Case Number: NCMA1208482

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact: Pittsburgh Police missing persons unit is 412-323-7141 or the Allegheny Police Department – 412-470-1300 and your local authorities.

Source:
WPXI
True Crime Report
NamUs
Dormont Brookline Patch

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
Black And Missing
NAMPN
NAMUS

Christina Roof Missing Since 1996 Last Seen In Whatcom County

 

This is the largest photo of Christina Roof that was available

Name: Christina Lynn Roof
Missing Since: 03/23/96
From: Whatcom County, WA
Age Then: 27
Age Now: 44
Race: Caucasian
Gender: Female
Ht/Wt: 6’0”, 150 pounds
Eye Color: Blue
Hair: Dyed blonde at the time she disappeared

Christina Roof was a 27-year-old woman living in Everett, Washington at the time she went missing. A few weeks prior to her disappearance, on March 2, 1996, Christina attempted to cross over the border from Washington state into Canada at the border crossing north of Lynden, Washington. Boarder control denied her access.

Exactly 3 weeks later, on March 23, 1996, Christina disappeared. She was last seen in Whatcom County, Washington. The following day, on the afternoon of 03/24/96 her silver 1986 Mazda was found abandoned at the end of Froberg Road, less than 300 yards south of the U.S. / Canadian Border. Later that same day a Canadian resident contacted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to report a distressed woman, who identified herself as Christina, who was in the street on Old Yale Road, British Columbia, Canada. By the time authorities got to Old Yale Road the woman was gone.

Christina’s vehicle and the area surrounding it was searched and no evidence of foul play was found. There was also no evidence to indicate that the missing woman ran off willingly and her whereabouts remain unknown.

She has not contacted friends or family since her disappearance. It’s unclear why she wanted to go to Canada and authorities aren’t sure if she ran off to start a new life under a different identity or if she met with foul-play.

Case Number: 96A05779

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Detective Mark Wright of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office at 360-676-6650 or mwright@co.whatcom.wa.us

You may also contact the Whatcom Communication Dispatch Center at 360-676-6711.

Source:
Co.Whatcom.Wa.Us
NamUs

 

Greeley Colorado Teen Still Missing

TREVOR CRAVEN 17, GREELEY, CO, 11/25/11,  DOB: March 25, 1994   Height: 5'9" or 175 cm   Weight: 130 lbs. or 59 kg   Hair Color: Brown   Eye Color: Brown   Race: White   Gender: Male   Greeley Police Dept (Colorado)   1-970-350-9600   NCMEC  1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)   Case Number: NCMC1186756

DOB: Mar 25, 1994 Age Now: 18 Missing Since: Nov 25, 2011 Sex: Male Race: Caucasian Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Height: 5’9″ (175cm) Weight: 130lbs (59kg) Missing From: GREELEY, CO, USA

11/01/12, COLORADO — Trevor Craven had an argument with his parent(s) on the evening of November 25, 2011. Upset, the teen took off on his white and black (mountain) bike to blow off some steam.  The argument between him and his family was nothing out of the ordinary, just your typical teenage drama.

It’s now been almost one year since the teen left his home and to date, no-one has seen or heard from him.

Initially, when he didn’t come home that night his parents, although concerned, didn’t think to much of it. But when he didn’t show up the following day that’s when Mrs Craven, the mother of Trevor, decided to call to the Greeley Police Department to report him as an endangered runaway juvenile.

At first authorities and much of the public assumed he was just another teen runaway and very little attention was giving to his case. They figured he would come home on his own. But as the days when on his family grew more concerned and it took authorities six months to agree and change his status from endangered runaway to endangered missing. He is still listed on various websites as a runaway including NCMEC and NAMUS and it seems as if no-one is taking his case seriously. A Facebook page titled Missing: Trevor Craven was created shortly after he went missing and the page has only received 59 ”likes” which is very little compared to the thousands of likes other missing people pages receive.

He has been missing for approximately 344 days yet a Facebook page created called ‘Missing: Trevor Craven’ has only managed to receive 59 ”likes” which reinforces my belief that media focuses on particular  type of stories that they can sensationalize and add mystery to while they ignore cases like this.

Trevor’s Facebook Profile shows that he attended Northridge High-School prior to his disappearance. According to his photo’s he liked to change his hair-style quite often. He  would regularly post on his Facebook wall and responded to the comments he received however his responses and posts have stop after late November, 2011 despite people leaving newer comments weeks after he was last seen.

He is still getting his daily horoscope and back in April of 2011 he answered questions (facebook app titled ”eight questions”) – Things your parents let you do as a kid that they would be arrested for child endangerment now? – To which he replied – “Riding in the front seat · Rode in a car/truck with no seat belts · Walked down the street after dark no reflectors or other safety devices

His case has also been listed on National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – Case Number: NCMC1186756

Trevor has several tattoos including one that spells out ”FTW”  on his upper right arm and another tattoo on his upper left arm which depicts a red gas-mask and a star and swastika on his backside. 

Trevor’s tattoo of a red face mask

He was last seen wearing a black and grey hooded jacket, also known as a “hoodie.”

Anyone with information regarding this case, please contact: Greeley Police Department – 1-970-350-9600.

You can also contact: National Center for Missing And Exploited Children – 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)