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Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was kidnapped in 1991 at the age of 11, turned up at a California police station on Wednesday. She walked into a Northern California police station with Phillip Garrido after a campus police officer at UC Berkeley believed Garrido might be in violation of his parole after questioning him earlier.

(CNN) — A sex offender admitted to authorities that he abducted an 11-year-old girl who has been missing from South Lake Tahoe, California, since 1991, California corrections officials said Thursday.

On Tuesday, Phillip Garrido, 58, was reported to parole authorities after he was seen with two small children at the University of California at Berkeley, said Scott Kernan, undersecretary for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The next day, a parole agent ordered Garrido to appear for questioning and he did so, accompanied by two children and a woman, Kernan told reporters.

During questioning, he admitted to having abducted Dugard in South Lake Tahoe, and said the two children were his, Kernan said.

He and and his wife, Nancy, were taken into custody and held at the Concord, California, jail. An officer at the jail said the two had been booked and were ordered held on $1 million bail, but were no longer there.

Phillip Garrido had been booked on charges of kidnapping, conspiracy and related offenses, the officer said. Nancy Garrido was booked on charges of kidnapping and conspiracy.

Phillip Garrido was paroled from a Nevada state prison June 8, 1988, and served time in federal custody and in Nevada for sexual assault, the corrections department said. The Department of Justice’s Megan’s Law page shows that the arrest involved a charge of forcible rape.



Update 08-29-09:
Many missed chances to catch kidnapping suspect


He served about 10 years of a 50-year federal sentence for kidnapping, and less than a year for a concurrent Nevada sentence of five years to life in prison for sexual assault. He was paroled in 1988, said Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman Suzanne Pardee.

A violation of Garrido’s parole conditions sent him back to federal prison from April to August of 1993. Dick Carelli, spokesman for the federal Office of Court Administration, did not know what Garrido did to violate parole.

Monica Adams, 33, whose mother lives on their street, said she knew Phillip Garrido was a sex offender and that he had children living with him. Other neighbors knew, too, but they assumed police were keeping tabs on him.

“He never bothered any one, he kept to himself,” Adams said. “What would we have done? You just watch your own.”

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On March 25, 2009 an AMBER Alert was issued for Haleigh Cummings which remains in effect.

Haleigh was last known to be sleeping in her home, in the area of Hermit’s Cove in Satsuma, Florida, on the evening of February 9, 2009. She was discovered missing during the early morning hours of February 10, 2009. She may still be in the local area. Haleigh’s ears are pierced.

Update 08-27-09: According to a news reprots from First Coast News in Jacksonville, Fl., Misty Croslin took a recent lie detector test. These werethe questions asked and answered.

Here are the four questions Miller says were asked to Misty on August 19, followed by her answer and the polygraph result:

Question: Did you intentionally withhold any information regarding Haleigh’s disappearance?
Answer: No
Result: 99% deception

Question: Do you know what happened to Haleigh?
Answer: No
Result: 99% deception

Question: Do you know where Haleigh is now?
Answer: No
Result: 95% Deception

Question: Do you know who took Haleigh?
Answer: No
Result: 42% deception

Divorce for Ronald and Misty Cummings?

PUTNAM COUNTY, FL — Ronald and Misty Cummings appear to be headed for divorce.

According to Ronald Cummings’ family law attorney, no paperwork has been filed, but the marriage will not last much longer.

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Remember this exchange of words in the movie “Goodfellas“?

Henry Hill: You’re a pistol, you’re really funny. You’re really funny.
Tommy DeVito: What do you mean I’m funny?
Henry Hill: It’s funny, you know. It’s a good story, it’s funny, you’re a funny guy.
[laughs]
Tommy DeVito: what do you mean, you mean the way I talk? What?
Henry Hill: It’s just, you know. You’re just funny, it’s… funny, the way you tell the story and everything.
Tommy DeVito: [it becomes quiet] Funny how? What’s funny about it?
Anthony Stabile: Tommy no, You got it all wrong.
Tommy DeVito: Oh, oh, Anthony. He’s a big boy, he knows what he said. What did ya say? Funny how?
Henry Hill: Jus…
Tommy DeVito: What?
Henry Hill: Just… ya know… you’re funny.
Tommy DeVito: No, no, I don’t know, you said it. How do I know? You said I’m funny. How the **** am I funny, what the **** is so funny about me? Tell me, tell me what’s funny!
Henry Hill: [long pause] Get the **** out of here, Tommy!
Tommy DeVito: [everyone laughs] Ya ********** ! I almost had him, I almost had him. Ya stuttering ***** ya. Frankie, was he shaking? I wonder about you sometimes, Henry. You may fold under questioning.

Well some things are neither funny nor amusing.

BETHANY, Oklahoma — A Bethany man may face criminal charges after what police said was intended to be a practical joke.

Police said a man took his girlfriend’s baby with him to a convenience store and called her saying his car was stolen with the 9-month-old inside while he was inside the store.

The woman called 911 and an Amber Alert was almost issued.

“Right now we are putting together a case and that case will be taken to the DA’s office and presented next week. I would say there is a strong possiblity he will be facing a charge,” said Bethany Police Captain J.D. Reid.

The man’s name has not been released.

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An AMBER Alert has been issued in Oshkosh, WI for an unidentified girl.

Circumstances: A 14 year-old Black female child was taken by 2 black males and 1 white male. They may be in a older model boxy maroon 4D car, with rusted spots/holes on bottom. Partial tag number with a “2″.

If you have information, please contact Oshkosh Police Department, 920-236-5700

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An AMBER Alert has been activated in Boise, Idaho for 7 year-old Luca Principali.

A male suspect knocked on the apartment door and asked to see Luca because his mother wanted to see him. The victim’s sister heard a scream and when she looked out the victim was gone. Possible parental kidnapping. Suspects were possibly driving listed vehicle when the abduction occurred.

Person of interest Ekatrina Principali aka Moryakova. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately.

You can also call the Boise Police Department at 208-570-6457 or visit http://www.idahoamberalert.com.

Update 09-04-09: Missing Boise boy found OK, mother arrested

BOISE – Authorities in southwestern Idaho have canceled an Amber Alert for a missing Boise boy.
Officials say Ekaterina Principali was located by officers and voluntarily turned herself into police Tuesday afternoon. She was arrested for second degree kidnapping.

Where the suspect and child have been since he was taken from his east Boise home Aug. 19 remains under investigation. Police would not release further details on the boy’s whearabouts.

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A 5-year-old child with cerebral palsy, Hasanni Campbell, has been missing since August 10th.

HAYWARD — The foster father of a missing 5-year-old boy was interviewed for about an hour Friday by Oakland police homicide investigators who brought him to a Hayward auto wrecking yard where he took the boy before the child vanished, authorities said.

Louis Ross agreed to accompany Sgt. Gus Galindo to the Pick Your Part wrecking yard on Winton Avenue, where Ross took Hasanni Campbell and the boy’s 1-year-old sister Monday afternoon, hours before the boy disappeared, said John Burris, a lawyer Ross is consulting.

On Monday night, Ross reported the boy had vanished from outside a shoe store on College Avenue in Oakland where Ross’ fiancee, Jennifer Campbell, was working. Ross said he had briefly left the boy outside while he went around to the front of the store.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Oakland Police Department at 510-238-3641

Update 08-29-08: Missing 5-year-old Fremont boy s foster parents arrested on suspicion of murder

Louis Ross, 38, and Jennifer Campbell, 30, have been arrested and are being held on suspicion of murder, authorities confirmed, all but dashing any hope of finding the boy alive.

“This is a not a missing persons case any more,” Officer Jeff Thomason, Oakland police spokesman, said Friday evening. “This is a homicide investigation, and we are talking to the people responsible.”

Other missing children:

Missing 2 year old in Detroit

Missing Jaliek Rainwalker

Should what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas?

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Last year, Clear Channel Outdoor-Jacksonville Division, Florida Outdoor Advertising Association (FOAA) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) donated several billboards to raise the public’s awareness for several Florida missing children. Among them were billboards for missing  Kamiyah Mobley, Jarkeuis Adside, Zachary Michael-Cole Bernhardt, Bryan Dossantos-Gomes, and  Trenton Duckett.

In South Carolina, a Billboard to be erected for missing NY teen Brittanee Drexel.

A large roadside billboard will go up sometime in the next week that features what has become one of Myrtle Beach’s only unsolved missing persons cases.

The billboard will be placed near the North Santee community in Georgetown County and feature a large picture of 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel who vanished from Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach on April 25. 

Brittanee Drexel Billboard copy

Related Post: Rochester girl missing in Myrtle Beach

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