A St. Louis Regional Abduction Alert (SARAA) was issued late Sunday for 5-month-old Cortez Rose but, unless you live in the area, you may not have seen the alert.
MADISON, IL (KTVI-FOX2now.com) – Police in Madison, Illinois issued a St. Louis Regional Abduction Alert late Sunday evening after a child was kidnapped over the weekend. Madison police say 5-month-old Cortez Rose was taken from his home on Saturday afternoon by his 17-year-old babysitter, Danielle Medina. The family and investigators fear the child might be in danger.
The child’s parents told authorities the child was taken without their permission around 2:00pm Saturday.
Cortez Rose was last seen in a red t-shirt and diaper at a bus stop on 19th Street in Granite City with Medina. Baby Cortez is approximately two feet tall and has birth marks on his right arm near his shoulder and on his right ankle.
Danielle Medina is described as a black female, five feet tall, 120 pounds, with a black ponytail and black and orange bangs. She was wearing a long brown shirt and black leggings and carrying a large gray purse. Police say the babysitter was pushing the baby in a large brown and tan stroller.
Madison police ask you to contact them at 618-876-4300 or dial 9-11 if you have any information on Danielle Medina or Cortez Rose.
Though her missing poster is listed at the NCMEC, St. Louis Regional Abduction Alert’s (SARAA) are not listed as active AMBER Alert on the site. What happens if the abductor leaves the area? How is the public aware of the alert being issued unless they are specifically following the case? She has been missing since June 06, 2009.
S.A.R.A.A. is a cooperative effort between the area’s law enforcement, radio and television stations, state highway departments, wireless service providers, and mass transit provider to find kidnapped children. Like other A.M.B.E.R. Plans, S.A.R.A.A. calls for the use of these resources to distribute timely kidnapping information to those people living in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and southwestern Illinois.
In Ohio, a statewide endangered missing child advisory has been issued for Haylee Elizabeth Jade Donathan believed to be in danger but shouldn’t an AMBER Alert have been issued? She isn’t listed at the NCMEC but is at the Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse.
CRESTLINE, Ohio – Authorities in Crestline, Ohio have issued an endangered missing child advisory for 3-year old Haylee Elizabeth Jade Donathan. Haylee was last seen in Crestline on May 28, with her mother, Candace K. Watson and her mother’s boyfriend Robbi Douglas Potter. Mr. Potter is a Tier III sex offender and was recently released from prison and living at a halfway house after being convicted of sexual battery with a minor. Potter now has warrants for his arrest. Watson and Potter are believed to still be together, possibly at a private campground in the Central Ohio area.
Potter-27, is a white male, 6’0”, 200 pounds with short, straight, brown hair. He has a beard and blue eyes. Candace Watson-24, is a white female, 5’1”, 170 pounds with shoulder-length, straight brown hair. They are believed to be driving a 1988 blue or black Chevy pick-up truck with a 30-day tag Q645916 or Ohio license plate CKX6248 or EKB3855. Haylee Donathan is a 3-year old white female, 2’5”, 37 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with Minnie Mouse on the front and light purple shorts.
If you have any information, please contact the Crestline Police Department at (419) 683-2222 or your local authorities.