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On Saturday, the family of missing Jennifer Kesse, will be holding an event to remind people of all missing people.

Beacon of Hope for the Missing

Location: Mall at Millenia, Orlando, FL. Date: 1/26/08

Click Here to help us find Jennifer Kesse, a beautiful 24 year old woman missing from Orlando Florida since January 24th, 2006.

According to the Orlando Sentinel

Sad anniversary brings ‘Beacon of Hope for the Missing’
Groups will gather at an Orlando mall Saturday to publicize the plight of those who are missing.
Willoughby Mariano | Sentinel Staff Writer
January 24, 2008

Today marks the second anniversary of the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse, the 24-year-old Central Florida woman who vanished near her south Orlando apartment.To honor Kesse and others who are missing, and to heighten public-safety awareness, her family will put on a four-hour event Saturday at the Mall at Millenia.

The article points out Lawmakers will discuss collecting DNA samples of people missing over 90 days.  Kelly Jolkowski, founder of Project Jason, has been an advocate for obtaining DNA since her son, Jason, went missiing.

Related Post:Missing persons connecting the dots

Note: Click the tab at the top of this page or on the link here to view Missing Children in your state.

Jennifer Kesse will be honored with safety event

A community safety event is planned at the Mall of Millenia on Jan. 24, the third anniversary of the disappearance of Orlando resident Jennifer Kesse.

The Jennifer Kesse Beacon of Hope for the Missing event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the mall’s lower-level community rooms

Update 01-22-09


Convicted murderer David Byron Russ met privately with the father of Jennifer Kesse and provided information that could lead Orlando police detectives to one or more suspects in her disappearance.


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When Bryan Dos Santos-Gomes first was abducted last year, there was speculation he was a victim of a “Coyote” or an organized Human Smuggling ring.

Amber Alert canceled; teen returns to Houston
Five men have been arrested in an abduction authorities say tied to an illegal border crossing

Christmas Eve, a Houston teenager was abducted by a “Coyote” as well but was safely later reunited with his mother.


A 14-year-old boy, who was kidnapped Christmas Eve, was found safe in Austin Tuesday afternoon. His kidnapping was likely related to an attempt by an illegal immigrant smuggler to get more money from the teen’s family.

Mother of kidnapped teen says family being threatened
Houston Chronicle, United States –
By ANABELLE GARAY AP Writer © 2007 AP DALLAS — A woman who reported her teenage son was kidnapped because she couldn’t pay a smuggling debt said Thursday

Related Post: Smuggler’s blues and baby Brayn now Bryan

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Posters of missing Madeleine McCann are said to be being removed from many high profile pulic places in Portugal. Even the church they once attended frequently,  Our Lady of Light in Praia da Luz, has removed them according to the Telegraph. The rationale is they are trying to return to normalcy. Is that happening in the cases too?

Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for the McCanns, said: “The posters have been coming down at different stages over the past few months. There is no suggestion that the town has turned its back on Madeleine.”

In Aruba: The unsolved case of Natalee Holloway may also come to an end.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Aruba’s chief prosecutor said he will close the case of missing American teenager Natalee Holloway by the end of the month unless his office finds that there is enough evidence to charge someone with a major crime.

In Michigan:

(WSBT)The Constantine community is growing frustrated as police continue to search for Jodi Parrack’s killer.

In Oklahoma: The search continues for missing Cori Baker

In Missouri: What ever happened to Kara Kopetsky?

In Florida: When is the last update you saw for missing Trenton Duckett, Bryan DosSantos- Gomes or Coralrose Fullwood’s killer?

What about the other 2407 missing children listed at the NCMEC ?

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Police Remain Tight-Lipped About Jodi Parrack Investigation, Media Asked to Scale Back

 “We have reached the stage in the investigation where media publicity with regard to specifics of the investigation is no longer desirable. The lack of publicity is no indication of lack of energy or reduced devotion of resources to finding the perpetrator of this crime.”

Officials mum on autopsy of Constantine girl

Madeleine McCann

Trenton Duckett

Kara Kopetsky

Bryan DosSantos Gomez

Elian Majano

Chanel Petro-Nixon

Danielle Jimenez

 Destiny Norton

 Cesar Ivan Aguilar-Cano

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In this article from the Telegraph it does raise an interesting point. When there is the need for translators to assist in investigations, what if the person providing the service possibly committed the crime? It is important to note Robert Murat has not been convicted of abducting Madeleine McCann nor have the Portuguese Police released any details of him mistranslating anything.

Madeleine McCann: Possible translation errors

“In the early days of the investigation there were dozens of statements being given at what was a very confusing time,” a police source said.“Obviously the police acted in good faith in their selection of translators but given all that has been said about the various contradictions in the versions of events, detectives are now re-examining the possibility that there may have been some problems,” he said.

Last year in the alleged abduction of Bryan Dossantos-Gomes in Florida Police also needed to rely on others to translate from a Brazilian community in Florida.

However they enlisted the the assistance of Rev. Israel Suarez, who runs Nations Association Charities and was not someone offering to help from a crowd . In a recent press conference he urged more involvement by the public and the parents to help find Bryan Dossantos-Gomes.

We’ve had great input from the Spanish (-speaking) community, but not from the Brazilian community,” he said. “We’re going to meet with the Brazilian leadership. They have to come out on this.”

Asked specifically what Dos Santos could do, he said: “She could hand out fliers, go door to door, talk with people. The parents need to be out in front.”

 Bryan Dossantos-Gomes poster translated to  Portuguese 

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Many wonder if the disappearances of Madeleine McCann, Trenton Duckett or others will ever be solved.  

There are 2407 missing children in the United States listed at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). Of those, approximately 906 are now over the age of 18-years-old.

  • 175 Case Type Endangered Missing
  •   43  Case Type Family Abduction
  • 223  Case Type Non Family Abuction
  • 172  Case Type Lost, Injured or Missing
  • 204  Case Type Endangered Runaway
  •   51  Case Type Missing 
  •   33 Case Type Unidentified
  •     2 Case Type  Unknown

Last January on the Paula Zahn Show “Miracle in Missouri” Joann Donnellan, Director of Communcations, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children made this comment in response to a question from John Roberts, CNN Anchor.

“We always have hope, John. That is the one message here at the center. We never close a case until we get some sort of resolution

So, whether they’re gone, you know, a day, a week, five years, 10 years, we distribute information. We saturate communities. We work with law enforcement every day on every case here…

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Annually, there are approximately 115 children in the U.S. who are victims of a “stereotypical” kidnapping. These crimes involve someone the child does not know or a slight acquaintance who holds the child overnight, transports the child 50 miles or more, kills the child, demands ransom, or intends to keep the child permanently. There are annually 203,900 children victims of family abductions.

There are approximately 584 children under the age of 5-years-old murdered each year. Infanticide is the term given to the killing of a child. The term doesn’t differentiate between whether the act was intentional or accidental. In the U.S. the infanticide rate is thought to be declining and is consistent across all racial groups.

Number of homicides of U.S. children under age 5 by race   (1976-2005)

White      Black     Other      Total
10,466        7,774      470       18,711

A parent is the perpetrator in most homicides of a child under age 5.

Department of Justice · Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics

Note: Parents includes stepparents.

Of all children under age 5 murdered from 1976-2005 —

  • 31% were killed by fathers
  • 29% were killed by mothers
  • 23% were killed by male acquaintances
  • 7% were killed by other relatives
  • 3% were killed by strangers

Of those children killed by someone other than their parent, 81% were killed by males.


Update 09-19-07:  There 137 missing children listed at the NCMEC worldwide whom are currently under the age of 5-years-old.

Only Bryan Dossantos-Gomes  and Trenton Duckett  are listed as Case Type: Non-Family Abduction.

Madeleine McCann and Stefane Dos Santos  are listed as Case Type: Missing

Eight are listed as Case Type: Endangered Runaway but are actually believed to be victims of a parental abduction when reading the circumstances of their disappearances.

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