Archive for September 22nd, 2008

According to the Birmingham News:

Alex Johnson, of 830 Valley Road, was last seen at about 7:45 a.m. at home, according to a statement issued by the police department.

Alex is black, 4 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 85 pounds and has black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. He was wearing tan shorts, a white shirt and black and white Jordan tennis shoes when last seen.

 He isn’t listed at the NCMEC but these active AMBER Alerts are.

Matthew James Wood
Sparta, NC

Janelle Calderon
El Paso, TX

Kelley Riggs
Independence, Missouri 

Rhiannon Riggs
Independence, Missouri

 Spencer Riggs
Independence, Missouri

Raven Riggs
Independence, Missouri

Xiomara Hernandez-Torres
West Valley,Utah

Pablo Hernandez
West Valley, Utah

Alicia Hernandez 

West Valley, Utah


Update 09-23-08 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Amber Alert for a local woman and her missing four children was lifted by police on Monday.

Independence police said the alert was been lifted due to time limits. But they said they are still looking for Shirley Riggs, 39, and her children, who range in age from 7 to 14

Update 10-06-08   Amber Alert ends with mom, children found in Washington

Update 02-02-09   The Case of Shirley Riggs

Update 04-10-09: Independence woman from Amber Alert case charged with shoplifting

Shirley Riggs of Independence, who prompted an Amber Alert in the Kansas City area last fall, has been charged with shoplifting.

Riggs today was charged with one count of felony stealing.

Court documents allege that on Saturday employees of the Kohl’s department store on East 39th Street in Independence observed Riggs concealing items while on the store’s sales floor as well as in the store’s fitting room, and then leaving the store without paying for the merchandise.


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A decision to shut down the trust fund to aid in search efforts for for Caylee Anthony has been made by the administers of the fund and the attorneys. Visiting the site, it isn’t quite clear why there would be an issue based on the funds purpose.

All funds donated to the trust fund will go directly towards funding the efforts in finding Caylee. Funds are currently being used to pay for fliers, t-shirts, water for volunteers, etc. Once Caylee is brought home all remaining funds will be donated to charities that help the families of missing children. The family does not benefit financially from any donations made to the trust fund, and it is being administered by a third party (Bichler & Kelley, P.A.).

The fund’s administrater’s firm, according to their website, was founded in 1997 to specifically address the needs of first responders with disputes related to work injuries, pension entitlement, Social Security disability benefits, and personal injury claims.

Caylee Anthony Trust Fund Shut Down

Attorney Paul Kelley of Bichler & Kelley PA said he’s saddened that his law firm had to make a decision to stop administering the trust fund connected with HelpFindCaylee.com.

The Orlando Sentinel reported the Attorney General’s Office, reported two citizens complaints.

The account held less than $2,500. So far, about $500 has been spent on T-shirts, bracelets and other small items, Kelley said.

Reading some forums seemed to indicate there were more questions about the Never Lose Hope Foundation which is seeking 501 (c) 3 charity status in Florida but there was no mention of any complaints being filed.

Sept 10th 

Orlando-based missing-children’s organization Never Lose Hope Foundation hired NeJame to help the couple.

Note: There are comments and bank statments on the Caylee Anthony helpfindcaylee website. If you view them there is no full detailed accounting for how the money was used. If you read the September 25thTrust Agreement, it states any monies left in the fund can be given to the Never Lose Hope Foundation which apparently is paying for the Anthony’s attornery.

Related Post: Reward Offered for Missing Caylee

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