Archive for the ‘Child Abductions’ Category

An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing 2-year-old Sanford girl, Hailey Traynham. She was taken by her father yesterday morning in Sanford after what investigators call a violent assault of the girl’s mother. Authorities are looking for Gary Traynham, 38, and his two year old daughter Hailey.

gary traynham

Authorities say the two may be in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire this afternoon. Traynham is driving a 1998 green Dodge 1500 pickup truck with Maine registration 8629 NB. He is described as 5’11”, 230 pounds with balding brown hair, hazel eyes and a dark goatee. The girl has shoulder length blond hair, blue eyes and weighs between 35 and 50 pounds.

Anyone who has seen Traynham or has information on his whereabouts should call Sanford Police at 207-324-3644 or dial 911 on a cell phone.

Update 11-10-09:

MILTON, N.H. — A 2-year-old girl — whose father, police said, took from her mother’s home in Maine on Monday — was reunited safely with family Tuesday thanks, in part, to a hunter’s discovery.


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Haleigh Cummings, is missing and possibly endangered according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).


(CNN) — A Florida court has approved the divorce of the father of Haleigh Cummings, a Florida girl who disappeared in February, and the girl’s stepmother, a key witness in the case.

Ronald Cummings, 25, cites irreconcilable differences in ending his short marriage to his 17-year-old wife, whom he married more than a month after Haleigh went missing from her father’s home in Satsuma, Florida, on February 9. Cummings has made several public pleas for information in her disappearance.

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An AMBER Alert has been activated in Shelby Township, MI for 4-year-old Steven Donald-Edmund Kosenko and 3-year-old Justice Raee Kosenko believed to have been abducted by Amy Nicole Krol.

The Shelby Township Police Department is investigating endangered missing children last seen with their non-custodial mother and her boyfriend in the area of Washington, MI. The children were last seen at 16:00 pm on 09-25-2009 and may be en route to Chesapeake, VA. The Shelby Township Police Department says Justice and Steven Kosenko were alleged abducted by Amy Nicole Krol.

If you have any information on the alleged victim, abductor or vehicle, IMMEDIATELY telephone 911 or Shelby Township Police Department at 586-731-2121.

Vehicle Information
Make: Ford Model: U-Haul
Color: Orange/white
License State: AZ License Text: AB18764
Vehicle Description: The U-Haul has an orange cab and box and a white back.

Update 09-28-09: Children sought through Amber Alert are found

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An AMBER Alert has been issued in Owensboro, KY for 13 year-old Haley Dawn Willett, believed to have been abducted by 43 year-old Archie Whalen. He allegedly abducted her from her residence.

They may be traveling in to Hancock, ME, New York, NY or an unknown location in Florida in a Ford Explorer. The Ford Explorer was last seen northbound on I-43 in Sheboygan, WI, between approximately 1:30 and 4:30 this afternoon.

If you have information, please contact Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, 270-685-8444

Update 09-28-09: The AMBER Alert has been canceled. She was found in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and he was arrested.

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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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In this report from WMFD TV, Operation Confirmation Checks 380 Sex Offenders was Robbi Potter, 27, a sex offender who recently fled from the Volunteers of America halfway house in Mansfield, one of the anticpated “future arrests”?

In Ohio, a statewide endangered missing child advisory has been issued for Haylee Elizabeth Jade Donathan believed to be in danger after being allegedly abducted by him.

The Richland County Community Policing, Probation, Parole Partnership conducted “Operation Confirmation” between May 6 and 22 in Alliance with the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

During the operation, 27 officers checked 380 sex offenders, including 76 living at the Volunteers of America Transitional Housing Program building in Mansfield.

Officers found 330 offenders in compliance with their probation terms with 30 offenders yet to be verified. Nine warrants were issued with six offenders already arrested.

There are 11 additional investigations that could lead to arrest in the near future.

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The FBI has named to suspects in the kidnapping of Briant Rodriguez. Details have yet to be released concerning a possible motive.

Israel Ledesma Moreno and his accomplice, Liberato Cardenas-Vega, are wanted for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of 3-year-old Briant Rodriguez from his home in San Bernardino, California, on May 3, 2009. A state arrest warrant was issued in San Bernardino, California, on May 15, 2009, after Moreno was charged with kidnapping. The same day, he was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and an arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Central District of California.

Liberato Vega and Israel Ledesma MorenoI

View the FBI wanted posters for Liberato Vega, 30, and Israel Ledesma Moreno, 28.

Note: Liberato Vega is believed to be traveling with his wife Claudia Acosta Serrano, who is not a fugitive from the law.

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