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“If Your Reading This, I’m either Missing Or Dead” – Clark County Teen Disappears Under Mysterious Circumstances

 

AnjiDeanWashington teen Anji Dean’s family hasn’t seen her since June 23rd, but it seems the 17-year-old had gotten into trouble before disappearing [via CBS]. She told school counselors and teachers that she had found her way into an impossible situation. On the day of her disappearance, she texted her boyfriend and said someone was threatening to kill him and her entire family because of something she’d done. That morning, a neighbor reported seeing her getting out of a blue Volvo that had four other people in it, but the neighbor could only identify the driver — a black man with a goatee. Dean left behind all of her personal belongings except for the clothes she was wearing at the time, which her mom described as “black running tights, a white razor back tank top and white Nike shoes.”

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Almost 39 Years Since Jeffrey Bratcher Vanished From Ocean City Park In Ocean Shores, WA

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Case Type: Missing
Full Name: Jeffrey Michael Bratcher
Missing From: Ocean Shores, WA
Date of Birth: May 1, 1967
Date of Disappearance: June 15, 1974
Age Then: 7
Age Now: 46
Race: White Sex: Male
Height: 3’9″ tall Weight: 45 lbs
Hair: Sandy Brown Eye: Brown
Clothing: Last seen wearing a blue jacket, white football jersey with the number 33 on it, multi-colored plaid pants, a blue hat, white sneakers with no socks

NCMEC Case #: NCMC865393

Next week will mark the 39th anniversary since little Jeffrey Bratcher disappeared. Jeffrey, then 7, was last seen during the evening of June 15, 1974 playing with five other children, including his siblings, inside of Ocean City State Park in Ocean City, Washington.

The young boy was told that dinner would be ready at 7PM and to return to the picnic table that his family were stationed at. When it was nearing 7PM Jeffrey decided to take a separate path back to the picnic table which was approximately 150 feet from the shore. He separated from the other children and within moments he vanished.

The whole park had been searched by police, family and volunteers but no sign of Jeffrey Bratcher was ever found. Search dogs are believed to have picked up his scent which ended at the park’s entrance/exit. Authorities believe he was either kidnapped or somehow managed to fall in the Ocean and got swept out to sea.

At the time of his disappearance Jeffrey and his siblings were visiting his father and step mother in Ocean Shores. His mother, who lived in Mesquite, Texas, had full custody.

Anyone with information regarding this cold case is asked to please contact:
Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office (360) 249-3711
And/Or
The National Center for Missing And Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST

‘If I die, take care of my boys’: Chilling journal of missing mother Susan Powell shows deterioration of her marriage – and warns that her death ‘may not be an accident’

  • Journal entries shows Susan Powell’s growing distrust with her husband Josh, as well as her attempts to repair their marriage
  • Entries reveal that she lamented over the loss of the loving husband she used to know
  • The couple tried to have a third baby just months before she disappeared
  • Josh Powell killed himself and her two sons in a horrific murder-suicide last year
  • Susan Powell disappeared in 2009, and her body has never been found

A newly-revealed journal has shown the despair and turmoil of Susan Powell, who felt like a prisoner in her marriage and warned that she didn’t trust her husband in the months before she vanished.

She had been married about a year when she started writing a journal. She was a love-struck, 20-year-old newlywed, dreaming of the future she would build with her husband.

‘I just feel incredibly lucky to have Josh,’ she wrote in 2002. Before long, however, she found herself torn.

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Photo of Susan Powell, mother of two, who went missing on December 6, 2009 in West Valley City, Utah

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Powell Family; Susan Powell far right – Susan’s husband Josh Powell behind, and their two children Josh and Michael Powell

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Susan Powell’s handwritten journal showed various entries, including the snippits above and below, in which she feared the worst over tensions with her husband

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Mistrust: Susan wrote that her husband Josh could not be trusted in a last will and testament written about a year and a half before she disappeared

susanHopeful: Susan also says at the end that maybe there will be a happy ending for everyone after she hinted that there was difficulty in her marriage

Horrific: Josh Powell moved to a home in Puyallup, Washington, where he ultimately attacked his boys with a hatchet after saying he 'had a big surprise' for them. He then set his home on fire, causing an explosion that killed them allHorrific: Josh Powell moved to a home in Puyallup, Washington, where he ultimately attacked his boys with a hatchet after saying he ‘had a big surprise’ for them. He then set his home on fire, causing an explosion that killed them all

Click here for full article and home video of Susan Powell prior to her disappearance – MailOnline

Tuesday will mark the fourth year anniversary since a Whitman County toddler disappeared from his Aunt’s front yard

avery-blakeleyClassified: Endangered Missing
Full Name: Avery Bryant Blakeley
Missing From: Malden, Whitman County, WA
Date of Birth: December 10, 2006
Date of Disappearance: March 26, 2009
Age Then: 2
Age Now: 6
Race: Biracial (White/Hispanic)
Sex: Male
Hair: Brown Eye: Brown
Weight: 2’8″ Height: 27 lbs
Clothing: Last seen wearing gray sweatpants and a blue sweatshirt with red sleeves.

Four years ago, during the afternoon of March 26, 2009, Avery Blakeley was playing in his aunt’s front yard trailer home in Malden, Washington. His aunt was planning to move so she along with Avery’s mother were bringing items outside and would check on him every several minutes. By 12:30PM Avery had vanished and after 20 minutes of searching in and around the trailer home they contacted the Police Department to file a missing persons report.

averyblakeleyDozens of volunteers immediately helped with local searches. Police couldn’t find any evidence to indicated a kidnapping or foul play however, that theory isn’t entirely ruled out. They believe it’s possible that the missing toddler drowned in Pine Creek, which runs by the aunt’s trailer. They found his slippers on the bank of the creek and at the time the creek was very high with debris filled muddy/murky water which made it extremely difficult to search for a body. However, dive teams went out and searched for Avery’s body again after the creek’s water level receded, and conditions improved, to no avail. One would think that if he had drowned she would have been found by now.

Both photos were taken less than a year before Avery went missing

Police assume Avery is no longer alive however, a body has never been located.

Avery turned 6 this past December. An age progressed photo hasn’t been created as of today.

NCMEC Case#: NCMC1133050

If you have any information regarding this case you’re urged to please contact:
Whitman County Sheriff’s Office 1-509-397-6266
The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

 

 

Mother of four vanished after filing reports regarding a possible stalker and has never been seen again

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  • Full Name: Rachael Leigh Anderson
  • Missing From: Clarkston, Washington
  • DOB: June 11, 1969
  • DOD: April 16, 2010
  • Age Then: 40
  • Age Now: 42
  • Race: White Sex: Female
  • Height: 5’ 4″
  • Weight: 120 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black

April 16, 2013 will be the third year anniversary since a Idaho mother vanished without a trace.

Rachael Anderson was 40-years-old mother of four children when she was last seen in the Clarkston, WA area on April 16, 2010. A few days later on April 19, 2010, after not being able to contact their mother, and after she failed to report to work, Amber Griswold and Ashley Colbert filed a missing persons report with the Clarkston Police Department. On April 21, 2010, her SUV, along with her cell phone, were located abandoned near a bus stop in North Lewiston.

According to reports, it appeared that prior to the missing mother’s disappearance she was being stalked. In fact, in the weeks leading up to her disappearance she had been receiving text messages and phone calls in which the unknown caller would hang up. Several complaints were filed with the police and they were working with her to find out who was behind the calls.

“She was confused, scared, didn’t know who it was. She was afraid for her life, we had many conversations where we were talking about how this could end in her death,” said Amber Griswold

On Rachael Anderson’s Facebook page a post by Ashley, posted in 2010 shortly after her mother vanished, states:

“The stalking began three months ago with phone calls. At first with the phone calls, no one would respond. The phone calls progressed into music playing in the background, that was muffled, and no one would speak on the phone. Then she started getting phone calls from various telephone numbers with disguised voices. The disguised voices would tell her what she was doing, what specific lights were on in her home, as if every move she made was being watched.

 During this time my mom had the lock to her shed broken off, eerily men’s cologne was present on her front porch at night, her vehicle tires were slashed in front of her home, and the back windshield of her vehicle was broken in broad daylight at the parking lot of her employer. She had reported this information to law enforcement as she feared for her life. Multiple police reports were filed and she was working with a police detective with whom she checked in with everyday. On the day that my sister and I reported our mother missing, our mother was supposed to meet with detectives to try and find out who was stalking and harassing her. Interestingly, my mother also had documented information which she was compiling together that is now missing.”

However, there is no evidence to prove the alleged stalker is responsible and it appears Rachael had other issues regarding her ex-husband, Charles Capone, who she was in the midst of divorcing.

In the months leading up to her disappearance Rachael filed harassment complaints against Capone. Police questioned him but he denied any involvement. He was never officially named a suspect in the case.

Rachael’s daughters believe he had something to do with it and they believe he had something to do with the stalking as well. They say that he was controlling and tried to isolate their mother from friends and family, which is a common tactic among abusive and controlling husbands.

Capone is a convicted felon and was arrested in an unrelated crime Moscow, Idaho shortly after the disappearance.

The case has since gone cold and Rachael Anderson’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
Contact Agency: Clarkston Police Department
Phone: (509) 758 -1668
And/Or
WSP Missing Persons Unit:
1-800-543-5678

Oregon Teen, Bedria Williams, Found SAFE!

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Feb 9, 2013 UPDATE — Bedria Williams was found safe, according to Missing Bedia Williams Facebook page which is handled by the missing teen’s family.

An update status posting 5 hours ago;

FOUND!!! Bedria was found safe early this morning. The search is cancelled. I want to thank each and everyone of you for lending your help, for praying, and for dedicating endless hours to bring my sister home safe. Please continue to keep Bedria and my family in your prayers as we begin to heal. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ♥

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Feb 2, 2013 — Oregon Teenager, Bedria Williams, Missing Since January 11, 2013

Bedria Williams is a 15-year-old teenager who is ran away from her Creswell home in Oregon on January 11, 2013. According to family, she was last seen in Sacramento, California eight days later on January 19th, and her family has received a phone call about a possible sighting in Michigan, although the sighting in Michigan is believed to be unconfirmed.

She hasn’t been seen or heard from since January 19, 2013 and her family is very worried. They believe she may have travelled back to Oregon or possibly Washington, but may be anywhere.

The missing teen’s family is reaching out to the public for help in locating Bedria.  The teen’s sister has created a Facebook page Missing Bedria Williams and the teen’s sister regularly leaves status updates reaching out to her sister and the public for help. One of the status updates is a message from their family to the public —

Thank you to each and every one of you who has shown us support. Today my family wanted to share what little we do know about Bedria’s case so that it may help us find her. We are continually fighting each day to find her and bring her home, we love her so much!

After leaving school 1/2 way through the day we believe she traveled to Portland, Oregon on the night of 1/11/13, where she may have made contact with an ex-con. From there, it is clear from a series of phone calls that she somehow made her way to Sacramento, California – My Step-Mother received a restricted phone call from a woman who said she saw Bedria in Michigan, she also said that Bedria was safe but didn’t want to come home. We were able to trace the phone call and found out that it was a Sacramento phone number, the phone call was not made in Michigan. It is clear this woman was lying. The police did not make contact with this woman so my father called this same Sacramento phone number and they told him that Bedria was with them. While attempting to go to Sacramento to find Bedria, my Dad received a phone call from the same number and was told that he was never going to see his daughter again. The Sacramento Police looked for Bedria at the house where the phone number was registered, but she was not there.
This was on 1/19/2013 and we haven’t heard anything since. There is a very real problem with sex trafficking in Sacramento, and we are extremely worried that she will get caught up in it.
I have contacted all of the news stations in both Portland and Eugene Oregon, as well as the stations in Sacramento. So far I have not been able to get our story aired on any station. I was told that they do not cover stories like Bedria’s because she ran away. 4 Days after the news station told me this, they aired a story about a 14-year-old boy who had just run away.

Please help by continually posting this story and Bedria’s page so that we can find her, bring her home, and start the healing the process.

WE LOVE YOU BEDRIA!

Bedria is described as a fifteen-year-old African-American female, 5’2” tall, weighing approximately 124 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Bedria Williams is asked by her family to please contact: Sacramento Police Department – (916) 264-5471 or the Sacramento Detective Unit – (916) 808-0560 (Anyone with a possible sighting is asked to called 911 as well.)

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:
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