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Is Colorado suspect in last weeks attempted child abduction cases related to the disappearance of Jessica Ridgeway?

Composite sketch of suspect wanted by Arvada Police for trying to lure children with candy shortly before Jessica Ridgeway disappeared. The man tried to get the children into his vehicle. (note: first victim said man had facial hair, second victim said man didn’t. It’s possible the suspect shaved his facial hair to disguise himself. It’s also possible suspect grew his facial hair initially for those very same reasons.  The same week on Friday, several  miles away, a ten-year old child disappeared while on her way to Witt Elementary School. All cases are in Jefferson County Districts.)

LATEST UPDATE: 10/18/12 - ANOTHER incident involving a Caucasian male in a dark-colored sedan attempting to abduct a child in Jefferson County:

Latest article written and published By: Thomas Hendrick (Denverpost)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – A 14-year-old boy said a man tried to lure him into a car and then tried to grab him Monday night.

The teen was walking home from a friend’s house near Falcon Bluffs Middle School around 7:30 p.m., said Mark Techmeyer of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. As the teen neared the school, he saw a dark blue or black sedan following him.

The driver stopped the car and yelled “Hey,” at the teen, Techmeyer said.   “Frightened, the juvenile began to run towards his home at Holland and Chatfield,” Techmeyer said. “The juvenile reported that the adult male ran after him and caught him a short distance later.”   The man grabbed the boy’s arm and started pulling him towards the car. At one point the man’s grip slipped and the teen was able to get away, Techmeyer said.

The man is described as white, between 35 and 40 years old. He is about 200 pounds with medium salt and pepper hair.   Anyone who as information about this case is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 303-271-5612.

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Updated: 10/16/12 - According to ABCNews, Arvada Police are now finally turning their attention to this unidentified male. They would like to interview/question him in the wake of Jessica Ridgeway’s abduction and murder and would like the public’s assistance in identifying him:

Police in Arvada, Colo., are looking for a man suspected of trying to abduct two children a few weeks before 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway’s killing to see whether there is a possible connection.

In two reported incidents on Sept. 9 and Sept. 12, Arvada police said an 8- and 9-year-old were nearly abducted, according to police.

“Both of them said they were offered candy to get into the vehicle. In both incidences, they knew to run and tell an adult,” Arvada police spokeswoman Jill McGranahan told ABC News affiliate KMGH-TV.

Jessica’s body was found Oct. 10 in an Arvada park,  seven miles from her home in Westminster, Colo.

Meanwhile, police in Cody, Wyo., announced that a man suspected in a child abduction case was arrested Sunday in Belgrade, Mont. Authorities in the Ridgeway case do not believe there is a connection.

With no major breaks in the case, residents in and around Jessica’s hometown are on edge. A report that a man in a car tried to kidnap a 13-year-old boy in Jefferson County, Colo., this weekend turned out to be false.

The teen believed a man was trying to lure him into his parked car, so he ran inside his home and alerted his mother, who managed to snap a photo of the suspect in his blue sedan.

When the picture was circulated by police, the 18-year-old man in the car turned himself in and explained that he had been trying to get the boy to knock on the door of his ex-girlfriend’s home to get her attention, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Techmeyer told KMGH.

A mug shot of the driver was taken, but he was released after police determined he was not a threat to the community.

“I think everyone reacted just the way they should have, in the light of everything that is going on,” Techmeyer said.

With so few clues, authorities have asked the public for help, urging them to be on the lookout for anyone showing behavioral changes.

“Child abduction, first of all, is an outrageous crime,” ABC News FBI consultant Brad Garrett said. “But then when the perpetrator actually kills a child, that is so above the pale, you’re going to get people maybe to come forward that wouldn’t normally.”

FBI profilers believe the suspect that they are hunting is likely male and might have recently missed work or suddenly left town. He might have changed his appearance or gotten rid of his car, profilers said.

“The sicko is out here, still,” Westminster resident Shanna Pearsy said. “Who knows where he is at but we need to find him.”

Jessica had been last seen Oct. 5, when she left for school. The fifth-grader never showed up at a nearby park where she was supposed to meet friends for the one-mile walk to her elementary school.

After an extensive search of the area, including knocking on doors and FBI road blocks, Jessica’s dismembered body was found Wednesday in an Arvada park, miles from where she was abducted.

“It’s hard to imagine why someone would want to do this to such a nice little girl,” Seth Snyder said Saturday at a memorial for Jessica.

Source of above article: ABCNews


Updated: 10/11/12 Arvada, CO — Body discovered in west Arvada believed to be that of Jessica Ridgeway:

After 5 days of intense searching for missing Colorado girl, Westminster police announced on Twitter that they discovered a body in an open field in west Arvada, approximately 6 miles from where Jessica Ridgeway was last seen alive.  The field is also just several miles from where two separate attempted child abductions took place. The attempted abductions scared the parents of Warder Elementary and Fitzmorris Elementary Schools, both in the Jefferson County District. Jefferson County Public School’s sent a letter home with all Arvada students on last Thursday to alert parents and to remind them of the importance of talking with their children about ”stranger danger.”

Will update when additional details are released.


Jefferson County, Arvada, CO — Is Colorado suspect in last weeks attempted abduction of two children related to the disappearance of Jessica Ridgeway?

Arvada Police are trying to locate a suspect in an attempted child abduction case. The man has approached children near Warder Elementary School and Fitzmorris Elementary School twice this past week. In both cases, the unidentified adult male has offered candy to children, then tried luring them into his vehicle.

The first victim described the man as having a thin build and mustache, while the second victim described the man as having no facial hair. Police and witnesses are certain it’s the same man and he most likely shaved his facial hair after growing it to disguise himself.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male with light blond/brown hair and around 5’9” tall with a thin build. Police believe he is between the ages of – Late teens to early thirties.

The biggest clue is the suspect’s vehicle which is described as a mid 1990′s era royal blue, four-door sedan with dents on the passenger side rear door. It may also have half of the rear wheels covered with a “skirt” similar to those seen on a  1996 Cadillac Deville.

Jefferson County Public Schools sent a letter home with all Arvada students on Thursday, (10/04/12) to alert parents and to remind them of the importance of talking with their child about ”stranger danger” and what to do if a stranger tried taking them against their will. In the letter it also talks about telling children to be aware of their surroundings.

A couple of days after the letter’s were sent, a 10-year-old girl disappeared on her way to school just a few miles away. Jessica Ridgeway disappeared on her way to Witt Elementary School on October 5th. An Amber Alert was issued by Arvada Police Department less than one hour later.

Pictured; Jessica Ridgeway, age 10

Friday, October 5th, 2012, was typical School day for ten-year old Jessica Ridgeway. She woke up, ate a granola-bar and got ready for School. She  then left her Westminster home around 8:30a.m. to meet up with friends at Chelsea Park, which was only three blocks away, and walk to Witt Elementary School. She never made it.

Click here for more information on Jessica Ridgeway’s disappearance.

Anyone with any information regarding both cases, please contact: Arvada Police Department 8101 Ralston Rd P.O. Box 8101 Arvada, CO 80001-8101 Non-emergency Phone: 720-898-6900 Administration Phone: 720-898-6660

Anyone with information regarding Jessica Ridgeway’s disappearance, please contact: Wesminster Police Department -303-658-4360

For any sighting of Jessica Ridgeway, please call 911

Zapata County John Doe Discovered 3-weeks-ago Remains Unidentified

Photo of the Rio Grande River, where John Doe was discovered. The RGR seperates Mexico and Texas  (USA.)

”John Doe” is described as a adult male who was discovered on September 15th, 2012 floating in the Rio Grande River in Zapata County, TX. Due to decomposing/putrefaction Webb County Medical Examiner were unable to identify him or create a composite photo. They were also unable to confirm his eye color but WCME did described the man as having strait black hair, being between the ages of 18-50 years old, standing 5’5” and weighing approximately 145 pounds. Race is Caucasian and ethnicity is listed as Hispanic/Latino. Probable year of death is listed as recent (2012.) Authorities believe he is a possible illegal-immigrant who drowned attempting to cross the Rio Grande River, from Mexico into the United States. He was found wearing white Tommy Hilfiger briefs. It is unknown why he was only wearing briefs and no additional clothing and if he possible had family/friends in the US who could identify him.

Webb County Medical Examiner were unable to obtain finger-prints due to the condition of the body but do have dental records. DNA samples were done at the University of Texas but test not completed. If he is an illegal, then DNA won’t be stored unless John Doe has family members legally living in the United States.

Anyone with any information on this case or who think’s they might now who this man is, please contact: Case Manager: Corinne Stern 956-772-7054

Murdered Monmouth County John Doe Still Unidentified

Murdered Monmouth County John Doe Still Unidentified

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Marlboro Police Department are engaged in a cooperative investigation regarding a murder which was discovered on April 29, 2002.

On April 19, 2002, a Marlboro family discovered a 55 gallon steel drum which had been dumped on their residential property. The steel drum had been originally located in a ravine on the property which contained a small stream. The drum was moved to the end of the driveway by family members. The family believes that the drum was placed on their property no earlier than the night of April 18, 2002.

On April 29, 2002, members of the Marlboro Police Department and the Monmouth County Health Department went to the property to remove the steel drum. The drum was found to be welded shut. Health Department officials utilized a probe to examine the interior of the drum and something solid was discovered. The Major Crimes and Forensics Units of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office immediately became involved. When the drum was opened, the body of a markedly decomposed, fully clothed adult male was discovered. No wallet or other identification was found with the body.

An autopsy performed on April 30, 2002, concluded that the cause of death was multiple sharp force injuries including a stab wound to the heart. The manner of death was determined to be homicide. It is believed that this decedent had been dead for approximately one month.

Numerous clothing items were discovered on the body. They are described as follows:

A short sleeved red, white, blue, and yellow striped golf type shirt with an inner tag reading Chaps Ralph Lauren and a size of XL. The words Chaps and Ralph Lauren are printed randomly all over the shirt.; Carhart utility or carpenter style jeans the size of which is 34×32; A pair of ankle high Chukka style black Timberland boots size 9 ½ wide; Hanes Jockey shorts, size 38; and A belt with a 3 prong belt buckle.

The decedent’s height was 6 feet and his weight is estimated to be between 140 & 150 pounds with a thin build. The decedent’s hips were very narrow and his fingers were long. Eye color was not discernible due to decomposition. Hair color is believed to have been dark brown or black and one quarter to one half inch in greatest length. Composite Sketch shows what the decedent might have looked like alive.

The decedent is believed to be a male of Hispanic/black admixture or white/black admixture. Age is estimated to be between 18 and 34.

A postmortem dental examination was performed. This examination revealed 16 upper and 16 lower adult teeth. The lower teeth are crowded in front. There are two large spaces between various upper teeth but there is no space in the middle. There is evidence of regular dental care.

Police have obtained a fingerprint from the decedent which is suitable for comparison. The fingerprint was launched through state and national fingerprint data bases with no matches found to date.

A Forensic Anthropologist with the New Jersey State Police has examined available evidence in the case. Based upon that examination, a composite sketch of what the decedent may have looked like was prepared.

Investigation has provided police with a basis to believe that the decedent may have been from central or northern New Jersey or one of the five boroughs of New York City.

Anyone with information concerning this matter is urged to call the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 732/ 431-7012 or 1 800/ 533-7443 (toll free) or the Marlboro Police Department at 732/ 536-0100

Wanted: Santa Clara County Robbery Suspect

Published 09/25/12, California: San Jose police department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who they believe robbed two Santa Clara County banks in the last month and attempted to rob a third. Investigators believe the suspect robbed a U.S. Bank at 1099 Lincoln Ave. in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood on August 28th, 2012 and a U.S. Bank in Sunnyvale on September 5th, 2012

In both cases, the man entered the banks, demanded money and took off running with an unknown amount of stolen cash, police said. Police stated the same man also entered a U.S. Bank in Sunnyvale on Aug 27th, but attracted attention for acting suspiciously and did not rob the bank.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his mid-twenties to early thirties, 6-feet-tall and weighing approximately 190-pounds.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.

Exchange Student’s Disappearance In NJ Still Unsolved


Carla Vicentini has been missing since February 10th, 2006 from Newark, NJ

Carla Vicentini, 22-years-old, is originally from Brazil and came to the United States on January 19th, 2006 as part of a student exchange program, she was living with another exchange student in Newark, New Jersey. Carla was enjoying her free-time in the US and often hung out with friend’s, but that all changed when less then one month after arriving to the United States, Carla Disappeared.

In the early morning hours of February 10th, 2006, Carla and several friend’s stopped at a local Dave’s Bar & Grill on Ferry St in Newark to visit a friend who was working. The group were drinking and having a good time, nothing was amiss. Carla was seen by a friend walking with an unidentified Caucasian male at approximately 2a.m., when they asked her where she was heading, Carla said she was going outside the bar to the man’s car to view a picture and get to know each other.  She has not been seen since.

However, several days after Carla went missing, a young woman called Carla’s boss’s cell-phone, screaming for help, then the line went clear as if someone hung-up on the woman. The caller was never identified and noone knows if it was Carla.

Composite sketch of suspect in Carla Vicentini’s disappearance.

The unidentified person seen with Carla is described as an overweight Caucasian male in his thirties, he had blue eyes with salt and pepper colored hair. His name is unknown but could be ”Antonio.”  He was with another unknown male who wasn’t identified. At the time of Carla’s disappearance she could speak Brazilian and Portuguese and spoke little English so it is unknown how she an ”Antonio” were conversing.

She was last seen wearing a white tank-top with a blue-jean-jacket over it, unknown pair of jeans, light brown high-heeled boots, a watch on her left wrist and silver jewelry.

Carla also known as ”Carlin-ha” was born April 29th, 1983 and would be 27-years-old in 2012. She has blond hair brown eyes, 5’7”, weighing approximately 140-pounds at the time of her disappearance.  Carla has several piercings which include both ears, tongue and nose, she was wearing a silver-nose stud at the time of her disappearance.

Carla has several tattoo’s.

Photograph of an angel on Carla's upper back

Upper back tattoo of an angel.

Tattoo of a chameleon on her left hip

Left hip – Chameleon, red with yellow stripes.

Tribal tattoo on her lower back

Design on lower back.

If you have any information on this case, please call Newark FBI 973-792-3000 or call your local police.

The Mysterious Disappearance Of Selena Eden

The Mysterious Disappearance Of Selena Eden

Missing Since October, 1990 from San Francisco, California.

♦ Selena Edon was driving home from Union Hall in Downtown San Francisco, on November 29th, 1989, when she got into a serious car accident. A truck swerved and collided into her car. She was admitted to the hospital as an Unidentified ”Jane Doe” for 7-days due to her papers and I.D. disappearing in the aftermath of the car accident, she was left in a coma for six weeks and when she came out of the coma, she had brain damage, her left eye was permanently damaged, and she suffered painful migraines. According to a friend, Laurie Gallagher, Selena had lost a significant amount of her memory. She also had to relearn every and had the mind of a child, in a way.

Two month’s after the car-accident, Selena moved back to San Diego to live with her parents as she tried to recover but her migraines left her in periods of extreme confusion and frustration.


“Things like that would upset her. That’s when I noticed her frustration more and more. And she wanted to be on her own, but the more she pushed it, the more confused she was becoming.” Said Clarissa, Selena’s mother.


About one year after the car accident, Selena moved back to San Francisco. Her family was hesitating but eventually let her move back.

“She was very happy to be in San Francisco and to be around her friends, but she didn’t appear healthy enough to be on her own. She was very unaware of a lot of things. I think she definitely needed somebody to be with her you know, to help her.” Said Clarissa.

Clarissa also said: “She was evasive with me and that wasn’t like her. She would tell me everything you know. I said, Selena, what you need to do, you need to come back home. And she said well don’t worry if you don’t hear from me in a month or two. And then she said I’ll be calling you soon, and hung up and that’s the last I’ve heard from Selena.”


Selena would keep in touch with her family regularly, but, in October of 1990, her regular calls to her mother suddenly stopped and when her family couldn’t reach her, they hired a detective to look for her. The missing woman was spotted in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, despite her telling her parent’s she was leaving town. Detective’s followed all the leads, but Selena Edon was never found.

Her family believes she is alive somewhere, lost and confused, possibly living with amnesia. Other’s however, are unsure and suspect foul play.

As of 2012, Selena Edon’s disappearance is still unsolved.


Selena Edon was born March 17th, 1962. She has black hair, brown eyes, standing 5’7”, weighing approximately 110-pounds in 1990. She also walks with a limp and wasn’t involved in a relationship in the months leading up to her disappearance.

On 02/09/94, ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ aired Selena’s disappearance. Call’s came in but nothing ever came out of it, they were either false tips, or mistaken identity.

Deceased Male Found In Texas Last Month Still Unidentified

Photo won’t show, to view photo, click case report and scroll down:  

The unidentified male was apparently sleeping in a wooded area behind 1108 N. Interstate 35 in Hays County, located in San Marcos, Texas. A work crew working in the area found the decedent in the dirt road, apparently run over by one of the trucks. The decedent carried a handmade ID with the name of James Summers. A fingerprint matched a person by the name of Thomas Stone, which possibly could be an alias.

Date Found: August 10th, 2012

Year Of Death: Victim died in 2012, day and month is unknown.

Gender/Race: Caucasian male

Estimated Age: Adult – 60-years (with 60-years being the maximum age of the unidentified victim.)

HT/WT: 5’7”, weighing approximately 115-pounds.

Physical Description: Strawberry Blond hair, blue eyes, he also had a mustache with a goatee like beard. He had a 3cm scar on his right shoulder, 2cm scar above left-buttock, 2cm scar in middle of his lower back. Teeth is in poor-condition, missing teeth.

Clothing: The UI male was wearing a white short-sleeved t-shirt, blue jeans with a black belt. He was also wearing black Nike sneakers. A white and/or grey shoelace was tied around the top part of his head.

Jane Doe Found In 2007 Still Unidentified – Ohio

Jane Doe Found In 2007 Still Unidentified - Ohio

On March 10th, 2007, the skeletal remains of an unidentified caucasion female were found one mile off US 23 in Marion County, Ohio in the 2500 block of Victory Road. The decedent was estimated to be between 5’03″ and 5’09″tall and between 100-150 pounds. She was estimated to be between 15 and 22 years of age. The decedent is believed to be a Caucasian female, but the possibility that she was of Hispanic or Asian descent has not been eliminated. No clothing, jewelry or other items were found with the remains. The image shown is a facial reconstruction done by a forensic artist at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Items such as hair style are the artist’s estimations to complete the image, and should not be considered as signifigant markers for identification.

- Law enforcement agency: Marion County Sheriff
- Although the unidentified Jane Doe was found March 10th, 2007, the actual date of the homicide commited is unknown.
- location where Jane Doe was found: 2500 Block of Victory Road Marion, Ohio (Marion County)

Should you have any information regarding this investigation to assist in the identify of the victim please contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 382-8244 Ext. 307
OR submit a tip to the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI).

Assault Suspect Still on Loose (RI)

Assault Suspect Still on Loose

On Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 8:05am a female resident of Hope Furnace Road, located in Scituate, Rhode Island,
opened her back door to let her dog out and discovered a male subject standing at her door. This male subject reached into the doorway and grabbed the female pulling her out of the doorway and threw her to the ground. The homeowner’s dog exited the residence and started to attack the suspect. A struggle ensued between the female homeowner and the suspect. The suspect then fled on foot and was joined by a second male suspect ( unknown description on this second male

Since the incident , the victim has recieved mildly
threatening requests for the discontinuance of these postings and the police investigation. One was mailed to her home. The latest was several crumpled up composite sketches placed in her mailbox which appeared to have been removed from the public posted areas. The words NO MORE were scribbled across these drawings.

The suspect is described as a white male around 30 to 35 years of age. He was around Five foot Nine inches tall and between 170 to 200 pounds. He had brown hair down to his shoulders and his complexion was pocked marked and full of acne. He also had an unusual reddish/purple blemish on his right cheek which could be a possible birthmark. This suspect was also described as having a strong diesel fuel odor on him. At the time of attack, he wore an olive green jacket and blue jeans.

If you have any information as to who this suspect may be, please contact Lieutenant Craig W. Hawkins at the Scituate Police Department: (401) 821-5900. All calls can be confidential.

Identity of Man Found in Woods Still Unknown

Identity of Man Found in Woods Still Unknown

On November 4, 2010, the body of an unidentified male was found by hunters on Thursday about a mile from Route 11 in Staceyville, Maine. He is believed to be a caucasion male in his fifties that weighed approx 150 pounds and around 5’9. When found he was found wearing a blue and white plaid, button-down, long-sleeve shirt. The shirt was a “Vineyard Vines” whale shirt. The shirt comes from a company based out of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. He also was wearing St. John’s Bay khaki pants. The pants had a 33-inch waist and a 30-inch inseam. The deceased male also had a medium St. John’s Bay dark brown canvas jacket a pair of New Balance sneakers that were model 811, size 10EE.

The deceased also wore a blue and white cap that is pictured with the name ‘Chris’ on it. Possibly hinting his first name. It is believed that he may have died a month prior to his body’s discovery.

If you have any information about this deceased person, please contact the Maine State Police located in Houlton at (207) 532-5400.


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