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Angela Hudson Went Missing In Rockingham County, NC on September 20, 2001

angela_hudsonClassification: Missing
Full Name: Angela Hudson
Nickname(s): Angie
Missing From: Ruffin, Rockingham County, NC
Date of Birth: April 20, 1968
Date of Disappearance: 09/20/01
Age at Disappearance: 33
Age Now: 44
Race: White Sex: Female
Height: 5’7
Weight: 120 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde
Tattoo(s): Red scorpion on back. Chinese dragon on upper right shoulder. Egyptian hieroglyphics on right ankle.

Angela was 33-year-old and a mother of two young children when was last seen on the morning of September 20, 2001 by a family member while at her home on the 9700 block of NC700 in Ruffin, North Carolina. Before leaving, she told family that she needed to run an errand and failed to return home. She didn’t take her vehicle, purse nor her two children.

She will be turning 45 in a few short weeks and her case remains cold.

Anyone with information regarding this cold case is asked to please contact:
Rockingham County Police Department (336) 634-3232

Source of information: NC Missing Persons (clicking the source will also show you other NC missing person cases.)

Jonathan Brackett – Missing From Carolina Beach

jonathan-brackett-missingClassified: Missing
Full Name: Jonathan Kyle Brackett
Missing From: Carolina Beach, NC
Date of Birth: October 11, 1990
Year of Disappearance: 2009
Age Then: 18
Age Now: 22
Race: White Sex: Male
Hair: Brown Eye: Blue
Height: 5’9″ Weight: 150 lbs
Clothing: Last seen wearing a t-shirt and shorts

Jonathan Brackett was last seen on the evening of August 1, 2009. He had left work and was seen walking near a wooded area in a neighborhood in Surf City / Carolina Beach, North Carolina.

The CUE Center for Missing People along with ATVs, cavalier dogs, police, volunteers and loved ones searched locally in Surf City but he was never located.  — There were no signs of him in the woods, but according to Monica Caison with the CUE Center, that’s a sign that he may still be alive.

Jonathan’s family believes he spent a lot of time with relatives in the neighborhood he was last seen in. They said he had no mobile phone or identification on him and hold out hope that one day he will be found.

Jonathan was part of his High School’s wrestling team before graduating. He enjoyed playing sports, had many friends and a good family background with no reason to run away.

NCMEC Case#: NCMA1132821

Help Find Missing — JONATHAN KYLE BRACKETT is a Facebook page created by family. It was last updated on Jonathan’s 21st Birthday Oct 11, 2011) — He will be turning 23 in October 2013.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
CUE Center at (910) 232-1131 and/or (910) 232-1687
Carolina Beach Police Department at (910) 458-2540.

Do You Know The Identity Of This Child Who Was Found Deceased Over 14 Years Ago?

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These two composite sketches were created earlier in the investigation. Both were created based on the description given and shouldn’t be the sole identifying factor.

orange-county-unidentified-childThis composite sketch was created by a FBI artist who sculpted a face of what they think “John Mebane Doe” looked like.

Description of “John Mebane Doe”
Location: 
Found in Mebane, Orange County, NC
Race: 
White or possibly Hispanic
Sex: 
Male
Hair: 
Patches of dark brown hair could be seen near the skull
Height/Weight: 
Believed to have been around 4’11” tall, weighing approximately 50 pounds
Estimated Age: 
Medical examiners believe he was between 8 to 11 years old.
Estimated Time of Death: 
It is believed that he has been deceased sometime in the Spring or Summer of 1998
Clothing: 
Partially clothed wearing a pair of underwear, khaki shorts, black and white sneakers and white socks

Note: Keep in mind that the estimated age, height, weight, race, etc, are approximations and could be slightly inaccurate. The height might be a couple of inches off as well as the weight. The actual age might be a year younger (7) or a year older (12).

On the afternoon of September 25, 1998 a crew were mowing grass around a billboard off of Industrial Drive in Mebane, North Carolina, approximately 70 yards from Interstate 40. One crew member noticed something lying near the edge of the wooded area and upon further inspection he realized it was the deceased body of an unidentified child. The child, a boy, was partially clothed and had a $50 dollar bill tucked away in his pocket.

It’s been fourteen years since that Summer day yet nobody has come forward with an identity or to claim the remains.

Investigators from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office dubbed the little boy, “John Mebane Doe”.

The death was ruled undetermined but probable homicide. His legs were together and the arms were slightly extended above the head. Police believe the child died somewhere else and was later brought to the location where he was found.

“The bones were not as you might envision, all connected. Things had disarticulated and fallen away,” explained Tim Horn, an investigator from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators have been working on this case for over a decade. They’ve passed the story on to local media, Doe Network as well as other online databases, checked schools, churches, the national database for missing children, etc, but have so far turned up empty. Surely someone knows this boy or at least met him sometime during his childhood. Theres a good possibility that he is from out of State, maybe even out of the US. However, until his identity is known he will remain in a small box at the Chapel Hill’s Medical Examiners Office.

John Mebane Doe would be in his twenties today had he still been alive. Do you know somebody from your childhood who matches the description and suddenly went missing?

If you have any information regarding this case you’re urged to please contact:

Orange County Sheriff’s Office (919) 644-3050.
And/Or
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
All calls are kept confidential.

Derek Lueking Disappeared One Year Ago While Hiking Near The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

derek-luekingClassified: Missing
Full Name: Derek Joseph Lueking
Nickname(s): “Drock”, “DJ”
From: Blount County, Louisville, TN
Missing From: Cherokee, Swain County, NC
Missing Since: 03/17/12
Age Then: 24
Age Now: 25
Race: White Sex: Male
Height: 5’10”- 6’0″
Weight: 215  -225 lbs.
Hair: Brown (receding hairline, about 1/2 IN long at the time he disappeared)
Eyes: Hazel
Other: Derek has no hair on torso, darker hair on arms and legs, short beard about 1/2 IN long, stretch marks around lower back area. He has a tattoo on left upper side of his chest of the word “live” or “life” in Japanese lettering. He wears prescription eyeglasses with metal rims which he wears on occasion for driving, etc.
Clothing/Items: Last seen wearing dark color track pants with white strips down each leg, dark athletic sneakers, dark blue or black book bag, and possibly a waterproof watch, a Bear Grylls survival tool pack (including a multi tool, small flashlight, fire starter rod), a Gerber pack axe, Several pages of a military survival manual, a knife sharpener, a Coleman compass/thermometer, 100’ of black parachute cord, a head lamp, pocket knife, IPod Touch and some granola bars.

derek_luekingIt’s been over one year since Derek Lueking, a Blount County man, went missing. According to media reports he was seen leaving the Microtel Inn and Suites in Cherokee, NC on the morning of March 17, 2012 in his white Ford Escape. That same vehicle was discovered abandoned at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near the Tennessee and North Caroline state line. While his vehicle was located at the Newfound Gap area, no one in and around the area could verify him being inside or outside the park.

Searches were conducted in the immediate area and according to The Daily Times a note was discovered in the missing man’s vehicle which read “Don’t try to follow me”.

However, Derek’s father had posted a letter regarding his son’s disappearance on Help Find Derek, a Facebook group created which has over 800 followers. The letter says;

MESSAGE FROM DEREK’S DAD………I know many of you have questions concerning Derek’s disappearance and have seen conflicting information in the news reports. I have put together the following information in the hopes of clarifying questions you may have.

Derek went missing Wednesday March 14th from his home in Louisville Tennessee. Over the next two days he purchased over $1000 in camping supplies from Bass Pro Shop, Knifeworks and Coleman’s. We believe he stayed at the Motel 6 on the 14th, the Smokemont Campground in the Park on the 15th and the Microtel Hotel in Cherokee on the 16th. His car was found March 17th at 8:30am at Newfound Gap in the Smoky Mountains after family saw him leave the Microtel Hotel alone in Cherokee, North Carolina through video footage at 4:00am. A note stating only “Don’t Look For Me” was found in his car along with wallet and car key. The note was not addressed to anyone, so it could have been for us or the rangers.

The Great Smoky Mountain Park Service have never quit searching for Derek as they repelled down some high cliffs March 29th and did not find anything. The Rangers, Park employee’s, volunteer’s and Trail runner continue to look for him. Rangers are also still looking into the investigation aspect of this case following up purchases he made and trying to find out if there are any other significant clues in the recent past. We are extremely grateful for their continued efforts.

Derek was a fan of the survivalist Bear Gryll’s TV show and theoretically he did have the necessary supplies to live in the woods for a long period of time, but he did not take all the camping gear he purchased. We believe he had at least a backpack, a waterproof watch, a Bear Grylls survival tool pack (including a multi tool, small flashlight, firestarter rod), a Gerber pack axe, Several pages of a military survival manual, a knife sharpener, a compass/thermometer, 100’ of black parachute cord, a head lamp, pocket knife, IPod Touch and some granola bars. He also purchased additional supplies from Wal-Mart for cash (5 empty bags were found in the car with opened packaging listing Wal-Mart), but we have not been able to confirm what he purchased. Appalachian trail hikers who have talked to the family have said that Derek could survive for a long time with the supplies he had.

Searchers have hiked hundreds of miles of trails the weeks after his disappearance which included using multiple dog sent trackers, three different days using helicopters, and one night helicopter. Unfortunately no significant clues were found leading to Derek, but Rangers still believe he is in the park somewhere possibly off trail.

The Park Service initially asked our family not to search directly for Derek to avoid contaminating clues and wanted trained park service searcher on the trails, so we handed out flier with Derek’s picture to everyone who hit the trails. As the Park Service’s direct search wound down we started. Our family, and friends along with other concerned people gathered the 24th and 25th of March to search for Derek. A total of over 60 people show up to hike and hand out flyers. Hikers that showed up hiked a total of about 175 miles of trail and people handed out about 3000 flyers to people in the park and the surrounding areas.

There is still the possibility that Derek is not in the Great Smoky National Park, so we would like to make sure the information about him is available to the public.

The family has not given up home on finding Derek and is doing anything in their power to work with and help the rangers who are investigating as well as trying to make sure the information is out in the world as well. There is a Facebook page Find Derek Lueking that the family is keeping up to inform anyone interested about the case. Please help spread word to anyone hiking in the Smoky Mountain area to keep an eye out for Derek.

Find Derek Lueking is another Facebook page created by loved ones which have over 2,000 followers. There are many photos of Derek on the Facebook page. Each photo shows a smiling, outgoing, young man. It also shows a man who enjoys nature and being outdoors.

Case Number: 12-1076

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
National Park Service
US Park Ranger Joshua Frazier
(828) 497-1940

NC; Felony Warrant Out For Oscar B. Rodriguez Who Kidnapped His Son, Oscar B. Cavallo, Over Eight Months Ago

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Classification: Family Abduction
Relation: Victim / Non-Custodial Child
Full Name: Oscar Bazan Cavallo
Missing From:
Wendell
Wake County
North Carolina
USA
Missing Date: June 20, 2012
Sex: Male
Race: Biracial
Birthdate: Mar 28, 2008
Age Now: 4 (will be turning 5 in less than 3 weeks)
Height: 3’0″
Weight: 35 lbs
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Blue
NCMEC Case #: 1197264

Oscar Cavallo was kidnapped over eight months ago by his biological non-custodial father Oscar Rodriguez on June 20, 2012. A felony warrant for False Imprisonment was issued for Rodriguez one week later on June 27, 2012. He may have taken Oscar to Mexico in a white 2001 Nissan Sentra with North Carolina plates VPF3939. Oscar and his father are both biracial; they are Hispanic and White.

Rodriguez-Wanted

Relation: Abductor / Father
Full Name: Oscar Bazan Rodriguez
Case Type: Family Abduction
Missing From: WENDELL, NC US
Missing Date: June 20, 2012
Sex: Male
Race: Biracial (White/Hispanic)
Birthdate: December 23, 1981
Age Now: 31
Height: 5’5″
Weight: 160 lbs
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Brown
NCMEC Case #: 1197264

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
Wake County Sheriff’s Office (North Carolina) 1-919-856-6911
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

 

South Charlotte Teenager Disappears After Celebrating Her Thirteenth Birthday

 

kiley_hegger_missingLoved ones along with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are asking the public for assistance in locating a 13-year-old girl who hasn’t been seen in three days.

Kiley Hegger disappeared on Monday night, March 4, 2013 at approximately 11:15PM from her South Charlotte, NC apartment. Her parents said she went to bed at 11PM and fifteen minutes later they heard an odd noise and went to check on her and when they got to her room, she was gone and the bathroom window was open with the screen knocked out. They also found Kiley’s purse, wallet and cell-phone.

The apartment is on the first floor (ground-level).

Police are investigating the disappearance as a missing persons case despite them telling WBTV that they believe it’s possible she ran away.

Her family disagrees and thinks there is more to the story and that their daughter wouldn’t have run off, failing to contact them. They also don’t believe the teen would leave without her important possessions, especially her mobile phone.

‘She has no shoes on, no identification, no money,’ Gina Hegger, Kiley’s grandmother said.  ‘She was looking forward to theater and volleyball tryouts at school.’

“She’s a naïve, young little girl who has a lot of living to do. And she just needs to come home with her family,”  Hegger, told WBTV Wednesday.

Hegger went on to plead with the person(s) who may have taken her granddaughter, asking them to please bring her home safety.

“She was at our house on Monday. She said “Papaw, I’m getting ready to try out for volleyball tomorrow,” and she was all excited about it,” said her grandfather Gary Hegger.

Loved ones are extremely worried about her well-being. A candlelight vigil was held yesterday with over 100 people attended, and police and volunteers continue to search high and low for the missing child who had just celebrated her 13th birthday the day she disappeared.

Classification: Endangered Missing
Name: Kiley Hegger
Birthdate: March 4, 2013
Missing Date: 03/04/13
Missing City/State: Charlotte, North Carolina
Age: 13
Race: White Sex: Female
Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Height: Weight: 100 pounds
Missing Country: USA

NIC Case#: M011218265

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (704) 336-8970 and/or Crime Stoppers (NC) (704) 334-1600.

Greensboro Man Wanted for Kidnapping & Strangulation

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Mugshot photo of Rodney Griffin Jr. who is wanted by Greensboro Police

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police in Greensboro are asking the public for help in locating a suspect wanted for kidnapping and strangulation.

23-year-old Rodney Linell Griffin Jr. is described as a black male, 5’7″ tall, weighing roughly 150 pounds. He has black hair, thin/medium build, a 3″ scar and a “tweety-bird” tattoo on his left forearm.

His last known addresses were at 608 Benjamin Benson St., 301-L Avalon St., and 209-G Wind Rd in Greensboro, however, he has since ran off and could be anywhere in NC.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:  Crimestoppers (North Carolina) at 373-1000.