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Authorities in Florida and Louisiana Have Issued An Alert For Two Children Abducted By Their Non Custodial Parents (UPDATED!)


UPDATE – According to Yahoo News Joshua and Sharyn Hakken have been arrested after fleeing to Cuba with their non custodial children Chase Hakken, 2, and Cole, 4, whom were kidnapped on April 4, 2013 at their grandmothers Tampa, Florida home where they resided.

The suspects fled on a boat named “Salty” and sailed to Cuba where they were located and apprehended.

Both boys have been returned to their grandparents who has full custodial rights.

Joshua and Sharyn Hakken will appear in court Thursday, April 18, 2013 for the first time to face charges including kidnapping, child neglect, false imprisonment, burglary and interference with custody.


Joshua Michael Hakken, 34, was listed as Endangered Missing on the Louisiana State Police Facebook page three days ago. After doing more research it appears as if he along with his wife, Sharyn Patricia Hakken, 34, kidnapped their two children, Chase Hakken, 2, and Cole Hakken, 4 from their grandmother who had custody of both boys in Tampa, FL.

The abduction occurred on the morning of April 4, 2013 and later that same day the Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an AMBER Alert for both missing boys.

Both suspects are the biological parents of the two victims however, neither have any custodial rights.

The children may be traveling to or through Louisiana since their abductors have ties to the Slidell area which is the reason for the Louisiana alert. The suspects may be driving in a black 2006 GMC pickup bearing University of Florida license plate U95KT.

The suspects description:

  • Joshua Hakken stands 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Sharyn Hakken stands 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has blue-green eyes and short, curly brown hair.

The victims description:

  • Cole Hakken (bottom lefr) stands 3 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 44 pounds.
  • Chase Hakken (bottom right) stands 3 feet tall and weighs 33 pounds. Both youths have brown hair and brown eyes.

Citizens are advised not to approach the two suspects. Instead, call 911, your local law enforcement agency or the Hillsborough County, Fla., sheriff’s office at (813) 247-8200.

Joshua Hakken Located In Cuba By CNN Reporter, Says He’s Father Wanted For Abducting 2 Sons (HuffingtonPost)

Children Kidnapped FloridaA CNN reporter claims to have located and talked to the man wanted for abducting two children and sailing them to Cuba.

Reporter Patrick Oppmann says he found suspect Joshua Hakken at a Havana marina and confirmed that he was the father of 4-year-old Cole and 2-year-old Chase Hakken, who arrived in Cuba on Monday.

Joshua Hakken wouldn’t answer any questions, and Cuban security reportedly told Oppmann to leave. But Oppmann also claims he saw a child on Hakken’s boat, as well as a woman matching the description of Hakken’s wife.

Authorities allege that Hakken entered his mother-in-law’s home in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday, tied her up and left with Cole and Chase. From there the family took the treacherous journey from Florida to Cuba.

The boys had been living with Hakken’s mother-in-law since last year after Hakken lost custody of them due to drug possession charges. Police say he tried to abduct them before, by taking them from a foster home at gunpoint.

It’s yet unclear what, if anything, authorities can do to retrieve the family from Cuba. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are investigating.

Source: Huffington Post

FBI in Tampa Still Investigating the Disappearance of Robert A. Wiles Who Was Kidnapped For Random Several Years Ago

Photo of Robert Wiles taken in 2003

wilesClassification: Endangered Missing
Full Name: Robert Arthur Wiles
Nickname: Rob
Missing Since: 04/01/08
Missing From: Lakeland, FL
Date of Birth: September 23, 1981
Place of Birth: Sylvania, Ohio
Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Height: 5’9″ Weight: 165 pounds
Race: White Sex: Male
Scars/Marks: He has a hernia scar on his abdomen and acne scars below his ears and around his jaw line
Other: Wiles was a pilot, diver, fisherman, and an athlete

Robert Wiles, then 26, was employed by a family owned Toledo-based business, National Flight Services, which is an aircraft maintenance company. He was a business development manager at the company’s branch and on April 1, 2008 he was working one of his shifts at Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport in Tampa, Florida when he suddenly disappeared. A co-worker told authorities he last seen Wiles at approximately 6:30PM and surveillance cameras show no sign of him after that time.

Wiles’ car was located abandoned in the parking lot at the family business, and he had missed a flight from Orlando to Dallas scheduled the day after his disappearance which immediately raised concerns.

robert-wilesA few days after Wiles went missing his parents, Thomas and Pamela Wiles in Ohio received a ransom letter demanding $750,000. The note was signed “Group X” and was emailed to them. His parents followed the notes instructions but no further demands were ever made.

According to reports, Wiles father had purchased kidnapping insurance for his company for the sum of $750,000 back in 2006, two years prior to his son’s disappearance. This indicates that whomever was responsible knew that information.

Authorities gathered enough evidence to arrest Stobert Lindell Holt, also known as Toby Holt, and on January 31, 2012 he was found guilty of manslaughter, extortion, and writing a threatening letter in connection with Wiles’ disappearance. However, Wiles has not been found.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Tampa, FL are seeking any information that will lead to the recovery of Robert Wiles.

Foul play is suspected.

Wiles will be turning 31 this year.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
Federal Bureau of Investigation – Tampa Florida Office 866-838-1153 and/or
Your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.



FLORIDA PARENTS BEWARE: Caught On Camera EX-Nanny Yelling And Being Rough With 13-Month-Old-Twins

DO NOT HIRE ‘Alina Williams’ FROM FLORIDA – A mother has posted a video onto youtube after Police stated there was not enough ”wrong-doing” to press charges. This means Alina is still out there, undetected, possibly watching YOUR children.

Alina was caught on camera not only sleeping on the job, but yelling at the 13-month-old twins for disturbing her sleep. She is seen yanking the twins, being harsh, sqeezing there faces and being rough. She is also seen ”teaching” one of the toddlers how to walk but is extra aggressive and yanks him up while being mean to the child for not walking to her standards.

The mother posted a description which reads – ”Watch our former Nanny Alina Williams, Pre Med Student, want to be Child Psychiatrist, care for our twin boys by sleeping on the job while the children are crying for food for an hour and a half while she sleeps, yell at them for waking her up, jerk and push them around, twist their faces and scream in their ears. Watch her jerk the 13 month old boy when he does not walk for her correctly. Would you want her to be your child’s future Doctor? Working Moms, please, consider this Cam. This all occured in one day! We need tougher laws to protect our children. Please leave contact information to sign a petition to amend the child abuse laws.”

Endangered Runaways In Florida


Robert is 17 years of age and has been missing since 7/5/2012 from Riviera Beach, Florida – It is believed he may still be in the local area. If you spot Robert or have infomation please contact – Riviera Beach Police Department (FL) 1-561-845-4123.


Roseny is 17 years of age and has been missing since 7/18/2012 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida -It is believed she is still in the local area. Roseny is a heavy set teenager who is approx 5’3 – ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Plantation Police Department  (FL)  1-954-797-2100.


Adreona is 15 years of age and has been missing since 7/19/2012 from Cocoa, Florida – It is believed she may still be in the local area. She is 5’4 and around 100lbs with brown hair, green eyes. – ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (FL) 1-321-264-5100.


Leslie is 17 years of age and has been missing since 7/14/2012 from Tampa, Florida. She is 5’1 and weighing around 170lbs and is believed to still be in the local area. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Tampa Police Department (FL) 1-813-276-3200.



Stephanie is 16 years of age and has been missing since 6/20/2012 from Daytona Beach Shores, Florida –  She may be in the company of a female juvenile. They may travel to Bunnell or Palm Coast, Florida. She is 5’7 and weighs around 198lbs – ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Daytona Beach Police Department (FL) 1-386-671-5100. Read more…