In the alleged abduction of a A 15-year-old Austin girl, the kidnapper was able to flee via a Greyhound bus which has prompted her mother to ask for your help.
Maybe you can assist me. My daughter and David Michael Snyder were allowed to leave on a Greyhound bus with no ID required and no questions asked. I am wanting to try and enact a law which would require that buses be forced to require valid picture ID on all passengers. To date, buses are pretty much allowed to do what they want and no one over-sees their activities. This is why they are the chosen mode of transport for criminals like David Michael Snyder. I would really appreciate any help you could offer or any advise you could offer. Thanks so very much. I appreciate it.
Recently a 15 year-old girl decided she needed a break from her life in Chicago and took a bus to Indianapolis, Missing Teen Says She Needed to ‘Get Away’. Her disappearance prompted a flurry of activity including a Facebook group which quickly grew to over 1.100 members.
After she was found, there was this comment on the main page of the group.
TISHA RETURNED HOME SAFELY.
If only it were that simple.
Grand Central Area detectives said the girl called her father just after 9 p.m. Wednesday to let him know she had returned. Two detectives went to the family’s home Wednesday night to interview the girl, who “looked well.”Detectives were still talking to the girl and information on her whereabouts for the past two days was not available.
According to the NCMEC, most abduction attempts occur after-school, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.1 Almost half of non-family abduction attempts happen when a child is walking to or from school or a related school activity.2
The overwhelming majority of abducted children are taken by someone they know; even among non-family abductions more than 46 percent of the children know their abductors3.
In Evanston, Il., north of Chicago, Trevor J. Boehm, 20, a Northwestern student remains missing.
A jacket and other items belonging to a missing Northwestern University student were found Thursday afternoon on the shore of Lake Michigan near the Evanston campus.
Trevor J. Boehm, 20, a freshman from Monument, Col., has not been in his residence hall, has not attended classes and has not used his student ID card in the dining halls since Nov. 5, according to the university.
Northwestern University borders Lake Michigan so it would seem logical to search the shoreline anytime a student is reported missing. It isn’t clear if that had been previously done or if the jacket was found as a result of a secondary search of the area.
1National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Special Analysis Unit. This data analysis was conducted on 1,746 attempted abductions tracked and confirmed with law enforcement from Feb. 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008.
2National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Special Analysis Unit.
3This statistic includes all non-family abduction cases intaked at NCMEC within the past two years. In many of these cases, the relationship of the abductor to the child was never reported to NCMEC; therefore it is likely that far more than 46 percent of the children knew their abductors – the data was simply not recorded.
Update 11-17-08 Body found in lake may be of missing NU student
The body of a man in his 20s was pulled from Lake Michigan on Chicago’s North Side on Sunday, and Northwestern University officials said it may be a student who disappeared more than a week ago.
The body of an unidentified white man was spotted in the lake just before 7:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of North Simonds Drive near Montrose Harbor.
Trevor Boehm, 20, of Monument, Colo., was reported missing Nov. 9.
The body of a man found in Lake Michigan Sunday morning has been identified as missing Communication freshman Trevor Boehm, university spokesman Al Cubbage said in a press release Monday evening.
The body, described as that of a white male in his 20s, was discovered about seven miles south of Northwestern near Montrose Harbor in the 4500 block of Chicago’s North Simonds Drive, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office pronounced the man dead at 8:45 a.m. Sunday.