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FBI is asking the public for help in identifying two suspects wanted for their involvement in child pornography

The FBI is asking the public for help in identifying two men known as John Doe 23 and John Doe 24 who are both wanted for their alleged involvement in the production of child pornography. It is believed that they may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation. Images of both persons were found on the Internet.

The photos have been on the internet for as long as February 2003 and FBI is trying to identify both suspects and any victim’s who could have been involved.

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John Doe 23 (far left) – The suspect is a White male who appears to be between the ages of 25 and 35 years. He has dark hair and is wearing glasses in the photo. This suspect appears to be up to ten years younger than the above suspect.

John Doe 24 (far right) – The suspect appears to be a mid-aged White male with a rosy complexion and dark, thinning hair.

Additional images discovered include a photo of a yellow t-shirt containing the outline of a basketball along with the written text “New Market Basketball” and a home with what appears to be yellow siding and an above-ground swimming pool.

The federal bureau of investigation have passed out two photos to media, as well as other still-shots taken from a child porn video. It is unknown which state the suspects are residing in, however, investigators working on this case found many New Market locations in the United States, including in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (as well as Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Minnesota, Ohio and North Carolina).

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact: FBI (800) CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.
The investigation is part of the FBI’s ‘Rescue Me’ initiative and Endangered Child Alert Program. Click here for additional information and other unidentified suspects wanted for their participation in child pornography or child related crimes.

An Oklahoma dairy farmer disappears with a mysterious stranger – Unsolved Mysterious

Leonard_DiricksonFull Name: Leonard “Lenny” Dirickson
DOB: 7/25/58
DOD: 3/14/98
HT/WT: 5’10” – 200 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Gray
Other: Handlebar mustache at the time of his disappearance

Saturday, March 14, 1998, began as a typical morning at Leonard Dirickson’s dairy farm near Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Leonard and his 19 year old son, Jared, sat down to eat breakfast before a long day of chores.

Then, at 9 AM, a visitor arrived unannounced in a white pickup truck. Leonard spent several minutes talking to the driver of the truck. They did not appear to know each other, but their conversation seemed friendly.

When Leonard returned, he told Jared that the man wanted to look at one of his stud horses. According to Jared, his father found nothing unusual about the stranger:

“So he told me that he was gonna go with him. He said to stay here and… get some feed and go feed the cows, and he’d be back that afternoon.”

Jared Dirickson is still waiting for his father to come home. Nobody has any idea what happened to him. Police have found no signs of a struggle, no evidence of foul play, and no body. Their only clue is the mysterious man who came to Leonard’s house.

Lenny was spotted at a bar

Apparently, Leonard did not simply vanish immediately after leaving his home. Two hours later, a waitress claimed to have seen Leonard eating breakfast with another man at a local coffee shop.

Clif Gann was an Inspector for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation:

“They were sitting there in the restaurant. And the unknown man that we’re trying to identify was doing most of the talking, and Leonard was just drinking coffee and listening to the… man talk.”

The man at the diner matched the description of the man who picked Leonard up at his home. According to the waitress, there was nothing suspicious about the man’s behavior.

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Sketch of what the unidentified suspect looked like in 1998

Police checked the barn where Leonard kept his stud-horse. But Leonard never went there that day. An exhaustive investigation that followed turned up no information on Leonard’s whereabouts.

Then six months after he vanished, a man phoned police saying that Leonard Dirickson was in a bar in Amarillo, Texas. The man described Leonard in detail but told police he couldn’t reveal his name.

By the time local police arrived at the bar, both the caller and the man he claimed was Leonard Dirickson were gone.

The following day, the Roger Mills County Sheriff’s Department interviewed the bartender. She remembered the caller being at the bar and corroborated his story.

Joe Hay was the Sheriff of Roger Mills County:

“We had no reason to disbelieve it. It would almost stretch the imagination that a guy would dance around in a bar screaming and hollering, ‘It’s Leonard, it’s Leonard,’ and it not be Leonard. I believe he was in the bar in Amarillo.”

Before his disappearance, Leonard had gone through a painful divorce and was having business difficulties. Could he have just decided to walk away from it all? Jared Dirickson doesn’t think so:

“Me and my dad, we was together every day. Every morning, we’d go work, do the chores, and I’d go to school. I don’t think he would’ve ever left me and not ever come back to see me or nothing, ’cause…we was close, and I don’t think he’d have ever done that to me.”

If Leonard would not have left his son behind, the focus then switches back to the mysterious man. How did the stranger know where Leonard lived? And why was he asking about a horse that Leonard had not advertised for sale? Without a motive, the search for Leonard Dirickson will continue to be hampered.

Anyone with information on this cold case is asked to please contact: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation – 1-800-522-8017

and/or

Texas Department of Public Safety – 800-346-3243

Source: Unsolved Mysteries

Unidentified Man wanted in connection to a sexual assault of a child during the week of Thanksgiving at a Pennsylvania Mall

 

Still-shot from surveillance camera’s show the unknown male shortly after he assaulted an 11 year old female several days ago in a shopping mall

11/29/12 FALLS TOWNSHIP, PA — Police in Falls Township are investigating an alleged sexual assault at a local store. An 11-year-old girl told police on Sunday an adult male assaulted her by touching her from behind at the Langhorne Barnes & Noble. The incident happened Sunday, November 25, 2012, at the two-story book store that is often frequented by children, police said.

The suspect is described by investigators as a young adult Caucasian male between the age of 20-30. He is approximately six feet tall with short blonde hair. He was wearing dark colored pants and a blue long-sleeved top. 
 
The man could have been from out of state, visiting family during the holiday.
 
Detective Sergent Nelson Whitney said via email that an early suspect was cleared and police hoped to keep the investigation going.
 
Anyone with information regarding this call is asked to please contact: Falls Township Police Department at 215-949-9100.

Photo of Kara Nichols appears on Las Vegas escort website: MyRedBook

Missing: Police are hunting two women they think may be linked to the disappearance of model Kara Nichols, pictured, who vanished last month

Above photo of Kara Nichols missing from Colorado

Below photos of unidentified woman described as a ‘brunette’ wanted for questioning

Person of interest: Police are searching for an unnamed brunette, pictured, who was last seen with Ms Nichols Person of interest: Police are searching for an unnamed brunette, pictured, who was last seen with Ms Nichols

UPDATE – 11/30/12 – COLORADO SPRINGS –  Photo of Kara Nichols appears on Las Vegas escort website:

  • Photo of missing Kara Nichols appeared on MyRedBook.com
  • Police said that the picture was taken from another source
  • The phone number was called but family said voice was not Kara’s
  • The 19-year-old vanished on October 9 on her way to work in Denver
  • Believed she’s been targeted by crime group exploiting aspiring models

Police searching for missing Kara Nichols have discovered nothing to indicate a crime or foul playMiss Nichols took up underwear modelling in February and has described herself as 'very passionate' about the profession

Aspiring model: Police called a number linked to the advert but Miss Nicols’s family said the voice was not hers

A photograph of missing teenager Kara Nichols has appeared on a Las Vegas escort website.

The picture of the 19-year-old aspiring model appeared on MyRedBook.com but police said the photograph was taken from another source and that Miss Nichols did not post it.

The advert promised that the girl pictured was the actual escort.

But when officers called an accompanying phone number, members of Miss Nichol’s family confirmed it was not her voice on the other end of the phone.

Police leading the search for the model said that claims she was in LA were untrue.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Detective Cliff Porter told Fox News that escorts and prostitutes often use random pictures lifted from the Internet to advertise online.

He said: ‘We have no evidence that supports the claim that she’s in Las Vegas.’

She went missing after leaving her Colorado Springs home on October 9 and was last seen with a brown-haired woman who detectives believe may have information about the young woman’s whereabouts.

Click here for the full updated article by Dailymail

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11/22/12 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Amateur model may have fallen victim to ‘human exploitation’

An aspiring model has been missing for six weeks and was last seen in Colorado Springs area after telling her friend/roommate she was heading to Denver, CO.

Nineteen-year-old Kara Nichols wanted to be a professional model and would take amateur photos hoping they would fall into the right hands. On October 9, 2012, the young woman left her Colorado Springs home that she shared with a roommate and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. The roommate told authorities that Nichols had told her earlier that day that she was heading to Denver, but left without taking her pocket-book and money. She spent most of the day with two unknown woman who are being described as ‘brunettes,’ and then promptly disappeared.

She hasn’t signed onto any social media websites, including Facebook which, according to those who know her,  is very “uncharacteristic.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office calls Nichols disappearance ‘suspicious’ and believe she may have been lured under the pretense of a ‘model career’  by a human exploitation group that exploits wannabe/amateur models. They would not elaborate on what kind of exploitation but many are coming up with their own assumptions and theories, including a victim to a  human sex-trafficking ring.

EPSO say they believe the two woman know the whereabouts of Nichols and are asking the public for help in identifying the two.

Photo of Kara Nichols with bright blonde hair. (Her natural hair color is brown.)

Kara Nichols is described as a Caucasian female with long brown hair, green eyes, 5’8” tall and weighing around 120 pounds. She likes to dye her hair and prior to her disappearance, her hair had been colored light blonde.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call sheriff’s detectives at (719) 520-7227. (105 East Vermijo Avenue  Colorado Springs, CO 80903) (719) 520-6000

Armed Robbers attempt to snatch a three-month-old baby but are scared off by family dog

  • Intruders break into a families home Yesterday, in the early morning hours and snatched the baby
  • Stopped by one of the family’s two dogs who forced the kidnappers back into the house
  • Mother of infant pistol-whipped over the head with a gun as she confronted robbers
  • The crime took place in West Regent Street, Indianapolis
  • The unidentified suspects are being sought by police and both are considered armed and dangerous
Nayeli Garzon-Jimenez and Adolfo Angeles-Morales say a man and a woman broke into their home and tried to steal their baby but were thwarted by the family dog
Frightening: Nayeli Garzon-Jimenez and Adolfo Angeles-Morales say a man and a woman broke into their home and tried to snatch their baby (below) but the intruders were thwarted by the family dog (above)
Nayeli Garzon-Jimenez and Adolfo Angeles-Morales say a man and a woman broke into their home and tried to steal their baby but were thwarted by the family dog
 
Relieved: Husband and wife Nayeli Garzon-Jimenez and Adolfo Angeles-Morales pictured with their baby following the horrific break-in at their home in Indianapolis

Relieved: Husband and wife Nayeli Garzon-Jimenez and Adolfo Angeles-Morales pictured with their baby following the terrifying break-in

Police are looking for a black man around 35 years old, 6ft 2in, heavy set with light skin, a close-cut beard and acne scars.

He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

The other suspect is a black woman in her mid twenties about 5ft 10in, heavy build with braided hair pulled back in a pony tail. She had two lip piercings and an eyebrow piercing.

The suspects left the scene in a 2002-2007 chocolate brown van with tinted windows and windows that extend down the passenger side. There might be a dent in the passenger side door.

 
Click here for full article written and published by Dailymail.co.uk

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s First Missing Child Report

School photo of Cherrie Ann Mahan taken less than a year before her disappearance

Age-progression photo of what Cherrie Mahan might look like at 33 years of age. She would be 36 years old today.

Case Type: Non Family Abduction DOB: 08/14/76 Sex: Female Missing Date: 02/22/85 Race: Caucasian Age Now: 36  Height: 4’2″ (127 cm) Weight: 68 lbs Hair Color: Brunette Eye Color: Hazel City: Pittsburgh (31 kg) Missing State: PA Missing Country: United States Case Number: NCMC601805

Cherrie Mahan, born August 14, 1976, was an eight-year-old child from Butler County, Pennsylvania when she was abducted on Friday, February 22, 1985 around 4o’clock pm, just moments after stepping off the school bus, which was approximately 100 yards from her home along a road in rural Winfield Township. But the third-grader did not make it to the hilltop trailer she lived in with her parents.

The bus-stop was so close, the little girl’s parents could hear it pulling up.

“It’s like a black hole opened up and she fell in,” said Janice McKinney, Cherrie’s mother. She recalled that she and Cherrie’s stepfather, Leroy, could hear the bus pulling up that day, but Cherrie never arrived so he went to the stop to look for her. ”He came flying back up because she wasn’t there,” said Janice. The police were immediately contacted and they did a search in the area and asked local’s if anyone had seen the missing child. Witnesses reported to police that they had seen a suspicious looking van. A bright blue-green 1976 Dodge van with a mural of a mountain and skier painted on the side. Most of the leads given to police have been sightings of Mahan or the van, but  the van nor the missing child had ever surfaced. 

Van 2  SKETCH – front view and back view of the van spotted in the area at the time of the abduction

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Police were never able to find the vehicle which is strange considering the bright colors and mural design.

Cherrie’s case was very wide-spread, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children opened in 1984 and Cherrie was featured as its first child listed on their mass-mailed “Have You Seen Me?” cards. Her case was on CNN in January 2011 and many people threw-out the Country still hear about the young girl’s mysterious disappearance.

Cherrie was a third grader and an only child, who just turned 36th birthday this past Summer, but in the minds of many, she will always remain a missing girl.

“People still talk about it,” said Trooper Frank Jendesky, the lead detective working on the case for the Pennsylvania State Police for the past 15 years.

 In January 2011, Pennsylvania police received a very promising tip/lead, but will not release details as they fear it will endanger the investigation.

Cherrie Mahan had her ears pierced at the time she went missing and was last seen wearing a gray coat, blue denim skirt, blue leg warmers and beige boots.

Anyone with information regarding this cold case is asked to please contact: Pennsylvania State Police Missing Persons Unit – 1-412-284-8100

Or leave a tip by contacting: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Baby Kidnapped Over A Decade Ago Still Missing

This segment of unsolved mysteries was aired on August 28, 2001, several months after the kidnapping. Jacqueline’s case was also aired on America’s Most Wanted (web exclusive.)

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Photo of Jacqueline Castaneda taken shortly before she was kidnapped

Birth name: Jacqueline Castaneda-Vasquez
Location of incident: 
Avondale, Phoenix, Arizona
Date of birth: 
January 14, 2001
Date of abduction: 
May 6, 2001
Other: 
She is described as a Caucasian/Hispanic female with brown hair and brown eyes and a heart-shaped birthmark on her upper arm. On the day the baby was kidnapped, she was wearing a white outfit and was strapped into a green and white car seat. She would be 12-years-old (and turning thirteen in a couple of months.)

Short description of abduction: Jacqueline Vasquez was just a baby when she was last seen at a swap meet located on 12300 West Buckeye Road located in Avondale, AZ.  At the time of her disappearance, Jacqueline was wearing a white outfit and was strapped into a white and green car-seat carrier. She has a heart-shaped birthmark on her upper right arm.
According to police, the baby’s father dropped off Vasquez and her family at the event Sunday morning. An older family member ran a booth at the meet. Despite leads from the local community, Jacqueline has not been seen since she disappeared. Police have no suspect’s, but they would like to speak to the woman in this sketch

Full story: In May of 2001, Olivia Castaneda arrived at a swap meet outside Phoenix, Arizona, with two of her three  children, Niely Castaneda who was just a toddler, and Jacqueline Castaneda who was 4-months-old going on 5-months, and the children’s grandmother (a.k.a Olivia’s mother)

“My husband dropped me off there with my two babies, my two year-old Niely, and Jacqueline, my four month-old baby. I took Jacqueline out of the car with her car seat, and Niely, I took her walking.”

Before meeting her mother inside, Olivia needed to use the rest room. She finally found a portable bathroom. Finding it too cramped and dirty, she made a decision that would lead to tragedy:

“Jacqueline couldn’t fit inside, so I just took my two year-old, Niely, inside the rest room ’cause she could have walked away if I left her outside. I was in the rest room, like, for a minute, when I came out, Jacqueline wasn’t there anymore.”

Hoping that her mother had taken the baby, Olivia rushed into the swap meet:

“I felt more upset and more nervous when I saw my mom was by herself. She didn’t have the baby. And that’s when I felt I was going to die. I mean, I just–I didn’t know what to do.”

After 20 minutes of searching booth to booth, the police were called. According to Sgt. Mark Lucas of the Avondale Police Department, they immediately sealed off the swap meet:

“There was an officer stationed at all the exits and along the fence line. And as cars were leaving, we would check the vehicles as they left. As people were leaving the side exits through the gates, we would go ahead and check them, make sure they weren’t carrying an infant or had a car-carrier.”

Witnesses reported a suspicious woman lurking around the rest-room shortly before the kidnapping and a vehicle speeding away moments after the incident. The vehicle is described as a  red, full-size, (possibly Ford) Pick up truck. According to the website “25missingpersons,” authorities have not yet connected the vehicle to the abduction.

To see a small composite sketch photo of the unknown suspect please click: Charley Project.

Witnesses description of the woman matched and a sketch of the woman was made, but she has yet to be identified.

But despite police standing by exits, the baby was never rescued and her family remains heartbroken.

Many people have had their own theories and assumptions, one being, that the kidnapper was a female who couldn’t have children of her own and desperately wanted a child and jumped at the first opportunity to steal another mother’s baby to raise as her own. Police list her possible locations as “National” however, she could be ANYWHERE and authorities are hoping that somebody is alert and recognizes the child who will be turning thirteen on January 14, 2013. The most identifying characteristic is the heart-shaped birthmark on her arm.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children came out with an age-progressed photo of what Jacqueline might of looked like at age 6, today, she would be 12-years-old.

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Age-progressed photo of what Jacqueline might of looked like as a younger child

If you have any information regarding this case, you are urged to contact: Avondale Police Department (Arizona) – 1-623-932-3660 Or leave a tip by calling: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST  — Other options: Contact the nearest FBI Office NCIC #M-321554928

For any possible sighting outside the United States, contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate NCIC #M-321554928

Or leave an anonymous tip by going to Unsolved Mysteries Official Site.