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One of the first AMBER Alerts in 2009 was issued and then later cancelled after a police standoff. The children were abuducted by their father who was a suspect in a triple homicide. He allegedly killed his ex-wife and two other victims prior to fleeing with the children.

Report: Missing Children Safe; Suspect Kills Self

An Amber Alert has been canceled for two children authorities thought were headed to the Tampa Bay area with their father.

The father, 45-year-old Richard Douglas Heatwole, may have killed three adults, possibly while his children watched, said Lt. Ross Dillingham with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina. The bodies, including the body of the children’s mother, were found in Candler, N.C., Thursday afternoon, but Dillingham said it is not yet known when the deaths occurred.

Authorities found Heatwole and the children in Heatwole’s cousin’s home on Ode Kerley Road in Alexander County, N.C., early Friday morning, WSOC-TV reported.

Heatwole killed himself during the standoff with authorities, the station said.

On October 1, 2006, Edwin Sanches Gonzalez  was allegedly abducted by his father Jorge Sanchez-Aguilera from Siler City, North Carolina.  Sanchez-Aguilera and accomplices allegedly entered the child’s home while armed with handguns, bound adult occupants, and fled with the child. Edwin remains missing.

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Fla. police close books on ’81 Walsh killing

John Walsh seems thankful the case is closed but cautions it doesn’t provide closure. He has maintained Ottis Toole was his son’s killer even though in February 2007 it was suggested by some Jeffrey Dahmer was responsible.

America’s Most Wanted (AMW) issued the following statement regarding convicted killer Jeffrey Dahmer and the murder of Adam Walsh:

“Despite news stories prompted by the publication of a recent article in a Florida newspaper, America’s Most Wanted is aware of no credible information connecting Jeffrey Dahmer to the murder of Adam Walsh, the son of AMW’s host, John Walsh.

While he appears to have come to grips with the case being closed, he has not always been comfortable concerning how the investigation of Adam’s disappearance has been handled by law enforcement.

In 1997, Adam’s father, John Walsh, released the book “Tears of Rage,” that criticized the police department’s work.

“So many mistakes were made,” he said. “It was shocking, inexcusable and heartbreaking.”

In any given missing child case from Trenton Duckett’s  disappearance to Coralrose Fullwood’s murder you will read about the lack of resources to investigate all the leads or of delays due to limited manpower and finances. These are some still missing children either victims of violent family abductions or seemingly gone without a trace.

  • Elian Majano
  • Danielle Jimenez
  • Karissah Butler
  • Jessica “Vargas” Biatriz
  • Edwin Sanches Gonzalez
  • Walsh is credited with helping to spearhead the effort to find all missing children. Many praise his work but not everyone.

    Robert Moran, Mount Holyoke College sociologist and criminologist,  had this to say about how the Adam Walsh case transformed missing kid searches

    “He ended up really producing a generation of cautious and afraid kids who view all adults and strangers as a threat to them and it made parents extremely paranoid about the safety of their children,” Moran said.
     

    In her August 13, 2006 article,  How Dangerous is Childhood  in the Palm Beach Post Nicole Neal cited many factors.

    In our effort to protect children from even the most remote chance that they might be harmed, in teaching them that danger lurks around every corner, have we reared a generation of overly fearful young adults, emotionally tethered to their parents and seemingly incapable even of walking across a college campus without holding someone’s hand via cellphone?

     

    Authorities question guilt of suspect in Adam Walsh murder

    “I was appalled, absolutely appalled,” Pat Brown, a criminal profiler in Washington, said of the decision to close the case. “There is no reason to close a case without sufficient evidence that one particular person has committed the crime.”

    Case closed? Questions linger in Adam Walsh probe

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    The AMBER Alert for two missing Lemoore, Ca. children was canceled yesterday after they were found unharmed.

    ALAMEDA — The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert this morning, asking the public to be on the lookout for a Kings County man who allegedly stabbed his wife and abducted their two children.

    Police in Lemoore say Jose Barraza Orellana, 36, fled with his two children after stabbing their mother, Roxana Arevalo, multiple times around 10:45 a.m. Thursday. She reportedly is hospitalized in critical condition.

    There are currently 647 reported missing children listed at the NCMEC as victims of  Case Type: Family Abduction.  Last year there were 598. It is estimated there are 203,900 children reported annually meeting this criteria.

    Some of the missing were victims of family abductions involving attacks or murders.

    In August of 2006, the Texas Department Public Safety issued an Amber Alert for Danielle Jimenez after the child was abducted and the mother was fatally stabbed in Pasadena Texas. The suspect is 38-year old Leandro Jimenez.

    Edwin Sanches Gonzalez was allegedly abducted by his father Jorge Sanchez-Aguilera from Siler City, North Carolina. On October 1, 2006, Sanchez-Aguilera and accomplices allegedly entered the child’s home while armed with handguns, bound adult occupants, and fled with the child.

    Jessica Vargas Biatriz  is the 4-year-old victim of a violent family abduction from Sanford, Fl. On November 4th, Authorities believe 21-year-old Leticia Beatrice-Martinez and several men went to an apartment in Sanford to try to retrieve Martinez’s 4-year old daughter Jessica from the child’s father. One person died while several others were stabbed.

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    When Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownbywere found last year the story circled the globe. After-all, Shawn had been missing since October 2002.

    In a story that didn’t make headlines, a 5-year-old girl was reunited with her father after being kidnapped when she was 13-months-old. The break in the case, a simple phone call.

    Kidnapped Child Reunited With Dad

    There are 606 victims of Case Type: Family Abduction listed at the NCMEC. Their safe return to the custodial parent is but a phone call away.

    Several children who remain missing were victims of family abductions involving attacks or murders.

     Danielle Jimenez

     Edwin Sanches Gonzalez

    Jessica Vargas Biatriz

    Others such as:  Brian, Christian, and Evan Miller were abducted by their non-custodial mother, yet could be in the local area.

    Missing Children  by State.

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    Missouri legislators Sen. Chris Koster, along with Sens. Victor Callahan and Jolie Justus are lobbying for stricter parental kidnapping penalties according to the Kansas City Star.

    The proposal calls for a maximum punishment of seven years in prison if a parent conceals or detains a child for 60 days up to 119 days. Someone who kidnaps his or her own child for 120 or more days faces a prison sentence of up to 15 years if convicted.

    The article cites the case of Daniel Porter who kidnapped and murdered his children Sam and Lindsey. The headline read:

     Porter case spawns calls for tougher parental kidnapping laws

    He is currently serving life in prison, with no chance of parole.

    “I think this will have a real deterrent effect on the majority of (parental kidnapping) cases we have,” he said. “The parent not inclined to return their child, whether it’s over animosity for the spouse or just general discontent for the whole process … if you face up to 15 years in prison, that’s a real deterrent.”

    There are currently 598 reported missing children listed at the NCMEC as victims of Case Type: Family Abduction. It is estimated there are 203,900* children reported annually meeting this criteria.

    Some of the missing were victims of family abductions involving attacks or murders.

    Danielle Jimenez

    Edwin Sanches Gonzalez

    Jessica Vargas Biatriz

     

     

    *NISMART-2, October 2002. Children Abducted by Family Members: National Estimates and Characteristics

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