Dominick Pape, special agent in charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Jacksonville regional office,in a press conference yesterday for missing Haleigh Cummings kept emphasizing that everyone should focus on the face. Apparently the initial description of her wearing a pink shirt was untrue as FDLE has obtained the shirt.
When you see or hear a description of a missing child or view an AMBER Alert is your main focus on their face or clothing? Understandably, you would want the most accurate description however, in the recent AMBER Alerts for each of these children, pictures weren’t even available until hours after they went missing. One case doesn’t have updated info on suspects posted while another is a full body photo of the child.
One distinguishing feature on Haleigh’s face is a small brown spot near her right ear.
Haleigh and Dominick have been missing over a week. Wouldn’t it be reasonable to assume if they were abducted, their clothing would have been changed or their appearances altered in an effort to disguise them? View posters of younger missing children and the clothing descriptions are rarely significantly different.
Dominick Wesley Arceneaux
AMBER Alert 02/10/2009
AMBER Alert 02/10/2009
AMBER Alert 02/17/2009
A random viewing of missing children listed at the NCMEC will have some children with no photos available, blurred or poor quality and in some instances photos taken months or years prior to their disappearance. As a parent do you have higher quality photos of your child(ren)? You may not have a Child ID kit but updated digital photos would certainly aid search efforts should they ever be missing.
Update 02-18-09 Sheriff: Body found identified as missing Ark. boy
Update 02-19-09 Missing Conroe child poster updated.
The AMBER Alert information has been updated to include information regarding the vehicle and suspects.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A sheriff in Arkansas says a body found Wednesday has been identified as that of a 3-year-old boy who had been missing for more than a week.
Ouachita County Sheriff David Norwood says searchers found the body of Dominick Arceneaux of Chidester floating in White Oak Lake. Norwood says the boy’s body was about 300 feet down the shoreline from his mother’s mobile home on the southwestern Arkansas lake.