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Shannon Dedrick has been found.

CHIPLEY, Fla. — Florida authorities have found a missing baby alive under her baby sitter’s bed and say they’re planning to charge the baby sitter, her husband and the child’s mother.

Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock said early Thursday that investigators found 7-month-old Shannon Dedrick in a box at Susan Elizabeth Baker’s home near Chipley, a rural Panhandle town. The child had been missing for five days.

According to The News Herald and ABC affiliate WMBB, Channel 13 in Panama City, Susan Baker’s son, Paul Baker, went missing on March 5, 1987 in Beaufort South Caroina.

In a bizarre twist, WMBB said Baker’s stepson disappeared more than two decades ago and has never been found. Paul Baker was 3 years old when he was reported missing on March 5, 1987. Susan Baker and her husband, James, had been living in Beaufort, S.C., at the time.

“Susan Baker told police she put him [Paul] down for a nap that day and returned to find him missing. Deputies and police searched the area around their home for several days but found no trace of the little boy,” according to a synopsis of the case by the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The Bakers were arrested but never indicted in Paul’s disappearance, WMBB said. However, during the investigation authorities found Paul’s 6-year-old sister had several broken bones and sores on her body.

Susan Baker was convicted of beating the girl and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the center said.

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Brooke Wilberger, a 19-year-old college student, was last seen in May 2004 at an apartment complex near Oregon State University. According to her poster at the NCMEC, Brooke was discovered missing shortly after 10:00 a.m. from her job at an apartment complex in Corvallis, Oregon. She has a scar on her right arm from her wrist to her elbow. She was wearing small hoop earrings and a ring inscribed with the letters “CTR.” Brooke was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey BYU soccer T-shirt, and may have been wearing an indigo “Fresh Jive” sweatshirt.

Brooke Wilberger

Family, friends express relief Wilberger’s body is finally found

Brooke Wilberger’s memory has faded on the BYU campus, but former roommates of the BYU sophomore who vanished five years ago in Corvallis, Ore., embraced with a sense of release Monday the news that her body had been found.

“It has felt like an eternity to every person involved in this,” said Brittany Bennion, one of Wilberger’s Deseret Towers roommates. “I’m happy that there is closure and I’m happy that they found her body. I know that this is what Brooke’s family was hoping for.”

The search for Wilberger, who disappeared from an apartment building near the Oregon State University campus in May 2004 shortly after finishing her freshman year at BYU, ended Monday when a man pleaded guilty to her murder after leading police to her body near the rugged Oregon coast.

Defendant Joel Courtney’s confession concluded one of the most publicized murder investigations in Oregon history.

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According to the Dallas Morning News, a reward is being offered in the alleged abduction of Daisja Weaver. An Amber Alert: 8-Month-Old Reportedly Taken was issued in Dallas, Tx earlier this week. Daisja was last seen on June 10, 2009. She may be in the company of an adult male.


A $10,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of a missing 9-month-old girl whose parents said she had been kidnapped late Tuesday from their Far North Dallas apartment.

If Daisja Weaver is the victim of foul play, the reward offered for six months as of Friday by Schepps Dairy will be given for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible, police said.

Investigators have said the parents gave conflicting accounts of the events surrounding the baby’s disappearance. The mother said a man entered the apartment in the 5800 block of Preston Oaks Road and tried to sexually assault her before taking her child.

Officers have combed the area surrounding the apartment. Searchers also focused on a second apartment the family was moving into that night.

The mother, who is pregnant, said her attacker said nothing as he took her child. Police said she was unable to give a detailed description of him.

Daisja is black and has black hair and brown eyes. She weighs about 20 pounds and is about 2 feet, 4 inches long. She was last seen wearing purple clothes and a diaper.

Anyone with information can call 214-671-4268 or 214-671-4250.

Update 06-15-09: Father Arrested In Amber Alert Case

A Dallas father whose daughter has been missing since Tuesday night is in jail, charged with tampering with evidence in the case.

20-year-old Alandus Weaver is the father of 9-month-old Daisja Weaver, whose disappearance launched an Amber Alert Wednesday morning.

Update 06-16-09: Affidavit: Baby’s Dad Threw Her Body Into Lake

DALLAS (CBS 11 News) ― According to court documents, the mother of missing nine-month-old Daisja Weaver says the baby’s father dumped the child’s body into Lake Lewisville the day after she died.

Dallas police arrested the baby’s father, Alandus Weaver, on Saturday and charged him with tampering with evidence in the case. He is in jail in lieau of a $100,000 bond.

Late Monday morning, police arrested the baby’s mother, Tamaira Creagh, and charged her with the same crime. She is being held in the Dallas County Jail and hasn’t had bond set

Both Weaver and Creagh are charged with tampering with evidence, but police say more charges are likely, pending the outcome of the search and investigation.

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Joshua Childers has been missing since May 4th. He is believed to have wandered away from his home near Arcadia, Mo. about 11:30 a.m. Monday.

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Case Type: Endangered Missing
DOB: Mar 10, 2006
Sex: Male
Missing Date: May 4, 2009
Race: White
Age Now: 3
Height: 3’0″ (91 cm)
Missing City: FREDERICKTOWN
Weight: 35 lbs (16 kg)
Missing State : MO
Hair Color: Blonde
Missing Country: United States
Eye Color: Blue
Case Number: NCMC1121982
Circumstances: Joshua was last seen on May 4, 2009. He was last seen wearing a blue and green long-sleeved shirt, a pull-up diaper, and no shoes.

If you have any information, please call the Madison County, MO Sheriff’s Department at (573) 783-2234.

Update 05-06-09: Mo. boy found alive 2 days after wandering away

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has been found alive two days after he wandered away from his rural Missouri home.

Madison County Sheriff David Lewis says Joshua Childers was found Wednesday, about 50 hours after his disappearance. His condition was not immediately known and the circumstances were not immediately disclosed.

Joshua wandered away about 11:30 a.m. Monday from his home near Arcadia, a small town near the border of Madison and Iron counties, about 100 miles southwest of St. Louis.

Police were called 45 minutes later.

According to Fox4KC, Joshua Childers was located about 4:05 Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say he was located by a Madison County resident by the name of Donnie Halpin about three miles from his home

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An AMBER Alert was issued Sunday for a missing 12-year-old Bradenton, Florida child who later returned unharmed. She apparently had left her mother’s home after an argument and was presumably went for a walk to “cool off”. A man in his 40’s at one point picked her up an was with her overnight. She was descibed as wearing a gray sports bra, jeans and no shoes. The family moved to Florida from Minnesota last fall.

According to the October 2002, National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Thrownaway children Study NISMART II

Would you allow your 12-year-old child to walk around the block at night to “cool off” following an argument?

MANATEE — Authorities on Sunday began questioning a man they say is connected to the disappearance of a girl who went missing Saturday and turned up a day later.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office issued a Missing Child Alert on Saturday and an Amber Alert was put out for the 12-year-old northwest Bradenton girl on Sunday. The girl’s grandfather said she walked into the family’s home in the 5500 block of 2nd Avenue West around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
 
“After interviewing (her) and following up on several leads, detectives have identified and located the person who was with (her).” said sheriff’s spokesman Dave Bristow. “He is being questioned regarding this incident with charges against him pending.”

Bristow said the suspect, in his 40s, picked the girl up in a red sport utility vehicle resembling a Jeep Cherokee around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of 75th Avenue West and Manatee Avenue.

“He was there when she was walking and she got into his SUV,” Bristow said. “She was with the person overnight and she was dropped off earlier today near her home.”

There are 6 children listed as missing between the ages of 12-13 years-old listed at the NCMEC, however all went missing prior to turning 12.

Jade Abramov
Missing Since: 10/26/01
Age Now: 12
Missing from: Miami Beach, Fl

Melissa Marie Bustamante
Missing Since: 8/23/98
Age Now: 12
Missing from: Miami, Fl

Jairo Guadalupe Lopez
Missing Since: 1/20/05
Age Now: 12
Missing from: Fort Myers, Fl

Ruby Alexys Sayre
Missing Since: 2/23/02
Age Now: 12
Missing from: Tampa, Fl

Rilya Shenise Wilson
Missing Since: 1/18/01
Age Now: 12
Missing from: Miami, Fl

Of the 60 children missing nationwide, 2 are victims of Non-Family Abductions both having gone missing prior to turning 12.

Tristen Alan Myers
Missing Since: 10/5/00
Age Now: 12
Missing from: Roseboro, Nc

Shannon Dale Verhage
Missing Since: 6/3/97
Age Now: 12
Missing from: Cedar Springs, Mi

Eighty-one percent of nonfamily abducted children and 58 percent of stereotypical kidnapping victims were age 12 or older (table 2). Nonfamily abduction victims overall were particularly concentrated among the oldest groups, with 59 percent being 15–17 years old.

Girls were the predominant victims of nonfamily abductions overall and of stereotypical kidnappings as well (65 percent and 69 percent, respectively), reflecting the frequency of sexual assault as a motive for many nonfamily abductions.

Update:  Man who picked up Manatee County Amber Alert girl arrested

MANATEE COUNTY, FL. – The man that picked up a missing girl in Manatee County is now facing charges.

The 12-year-old girl was the focus of an Amber Alert over the weekend.

According to a report from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, 46-year-old Kenneth Ross picked the girl up in the 5600 block of Manatee Avenue West.

The report says she got into a fight with her grandmother and left her home wearing a sports bra, jeans and no shoes.

Deputies say Ross drove the girl to his home in the 3600 block of Lake Bayshore Drive, where they drank whisky, watched pornographic DVD’s and had sex.

Update 04-01-09: Manatee man charged in rape of girl

Kenneth R. Ross, of the 3600 block of Lake Bayshore Drive, was arrested around 9:25 p.m. Sunday on numerous felony charges in the case, including lewd and lascivious battery and molestation, interference with child custody and providing alcohol and harmful motion pictures to a minor.

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Deborah Kalai Fourzan, (14), has been missing since February 2, 2009 from Tecumseh, Ok. She was believed to be with James Reimer (40). Her story was featured previously on America’s Most Wanted (AMW)

Missing Tecumseh Teen Found in Washington State

MONTESANO, Washington – Tecumseh police say 14-year-old Deborah Fourzan, the teenager who has been missing since February 2, was found in Washington state.

According to Tecumseh Lt. Detective J.R. Kidney, a Washington state trooper pulled over James Reimer in a white Mercury Cougar around 5:00 p.m. CT Saturday.

Washington State Police spokesperson Krista Hedstrom said Reimer was pulled over for a lane violation. A trooper conducted a field sobriety test and let Reimer back in his vehicle. When the trooper called in his information, they discovered Reimer’s warrant.

While this missing case has a happy ending there are many unanswered questions. How could they travel from Tecumseh, Ok. to Washington, a distance of approximatley 2,000 miles, in the same car without being spotted? Were Amber Alerts for the pair issued in multiple states?

(correction: see comment below, a missing child alert was issued and not an AMBER Alert)

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Related Post: Missing from Tecumseh, Ok

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In a previous post about Fergus Falls, Mn. then in an article from the Daily Journal, Police Chief Tim Brennan discussed the role of the NCMEC. Previously they had not been used but he suggested he would not hesitate to utilize their services in the future if the circumstances warranted.

Yesterday at the WestRidge Mall, a 17-year-old girl was abducted by gunpoint by her stepfather from a parking lot according to the Fergus Falls Police Department. An AMBER Alert was activated. There is a report she has been found.

Girl, 17, found after Amber Alert issued in Fergus Falls kidnapping; suspect also located

Authorities have located a 17-year-old girl reportedly abducted at gunpoint by her step-father, who was found shortly after the girl called police in Fergus Falls, Minn., early this morning.

Authorities have located a 17-year-old girl reportedly abducted at gunpoint by her step-father, who was found shortly after the girl called police in Fergus Falls, Minn., early this morning.

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