Posts Tagged ‘Jaliek Rainwalker’

A 5-year-old child with cerebral palsy, Hasanni Campbell, has been missing since August 10th.

HAYWARD — The foster father of a missing 5-year-old boy was interviewed for about an hour Friday by Oakland police homicide investigators who brought him to a Hayward auto wrecking yard where he took the boy before the child vanished, authorities said.

Louis Ross agreed to accompany Sgt. Gus Galindo to the Pick Your Part wrecking yard on Winton Avenue, where Ross took Hasanni Campbell and the boy’s 1-year-old sister Monday afternoon, hours before the boy disappeared, said John Burris, a lawyer Ross is consulting.

On Monday night, Ross reported the boy had vanished from outside a shoe store on College Avenue in Oakland where Ross’ fiancee, Jennifer Campbell, was working. Ross said he had briefly left the boy outside while he went around to the front of the store.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oakland Police Department at 510-238-3641

Update 08-29-08: Missing 5-year-old Fremont boy s foster parents arrested on suspicion of murder

Louis Ross, 38, and Jennifer Campbell, 30, have been arrested and are being held on suspicion of murder, authorities confirmed, all but dashing any hope of finding the boy alive.

“This is a not a missing persons case any more,” Officer Jeff Thomason, Oakland police spokesman, said Friday evening. “This is a homicide investigation, and we are talking to the people responsible.”

Other missing children:

Missing 2 year old in Detroit

Missing Jaliek Rainwalker

Should what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas?


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When a child goes missing, most parents scour the neighborhood searching and/or putting up posters wherever they can. At one time, Stephen Kerr distributed reward fliers for his adopted son missing Jaliek. Then, in a strange twist, the adoptive father of Jaliek Rainwalker in December of 2007, spent his time taking fliers down. Now he apparently searches for him on the internet while authorities have begun additional physical searches.

Search for Jaliek Rainwalker resumes

A year-and-a-half after his disappearance, searchers went back out in Washington County to look for Jaliek Rainwalker.

It has been more than eighteen months since police have conducted an active search for the boy, but on Wednesday they were back out on the Batten Kill in Greenwich, looking for any clues on his disappearance.

From morning into late afternoon, New York State forest rangers combed the Batten Kill shoreline while investigators plucked waterlogged debris from the underbelly of a huge mill.

Inside sources tell NEWS10 that this most recent search comes after a visit two weeks ago by a nationally recognized handler and her cadaver dogs.

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New Jaliek Rainwalker billboard on display

Stephen Kerr – a person of interest

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Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.
Mark Twain

Most of the 2,726 children listed at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) have no rewards payable for their save return. For those that do, there have been few updates in their disappearances. When rewards are announced, they seem to increase the number of tips concerning the missing child but in many instances the tips seem to be personal theories more than significant leads, so how effective are they?

At one time there was a £2.5m or at today’s exchange rate $ 3,776,429 reward for missing Madeleine McCann. The reward amount is no longer listed on the site so whether it is still available is unclear.

However, these are some other available rewards from some random missing children cases. In some instances they of are offered for information or for the child’s safe return, while in others it is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the abduction.

Amber Dubois            $60,000
Brittanee Drexel        $12,000
Adji Desir                   $23,000
Kara Kopetsky           $30,000
Trenton Duckett         $21,000
Haleigh Cummings     $25,500
Briant Rodriguez        $50,000
Victoria Stafford         $50,000
Jaliek Rainwalker (amount tbd)


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Abducted 3-year-old Briant Rodriguez
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Missing Jaliek Rainwalker

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A child in Jacksonville, Fl. is reported to authorities as missing on Sunday night so why does it take until Tuesday night before police ask for the public’s help? She isn’t listed at the NCMEC as a missing child.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville police on Tuesday evening asked for the public’s help to find a missing 13-year-old girl. Authorities said, Tatiana Ballenger was last seen Sunday on the Northside of Jacksonville. According to her parents, Tatiana has diminished mental capabilities and is in need of medication.

Note: Thursday is her 14th birthday.

Missing Teen Girl Found On Westside
Girl Found On Her 14th Birthday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Four days after her parents said their daughter disappeared from their Northside home, police have located the now-14-year-old girl.

Tatiana Ballenger was found in an abandoned home on the Westside Thursday afternoon — her 14th birthday

In southwest Florida, a 6-year-old with diminished mental capacity, Adji Desir, remains missing after disappearing on January 10, 2009.

Many in Jacksonville recall the disappearances of  Mark Degner & Bryan Hayes. They were  last seen on February 10, 2005.

In Greenwich, NY. the search continues for missing Jaliek Rainwalker.

An Alabama 13-year-old,  Haleigh Culwell, and her mother were last seen on June 21, 2007.

Fourteen year-old Amber Dubois went missing on February 13, 2009 in Escondido, CA. and has not been seen since.

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After launching an international campaign, raising millions of dollars and worldwide attention to find their missing daughter Madeleine, Gerry and Kate McCann are turning their focus back to Portugal.


Madelein McCann

McCann appeal returns to Portugal

An investigation by Portuguese police failed to find Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann’s parents are to launch a high-intensity new appeal for information tightly focused on the area where she went missing.

Over the next two weeks 10,000 leaflets in Portuguese will be handed out and posted in letterboxes in Praia da Luz, Lagos and Burgau in southern Portugal.

The campaign will also advertise on billboards, three buses and a van.

Madeleine, of Rothley, Leicestershire, vanished from a holiday flat in Praia da Luz, in the Algarve, on 3 May 2007.

A similar action took place in the case of Missing Jaliek Rainwalker but it wasn’t by disgruntled citizens.

Update 03-30-09:  In nearby Spain, Mayor won’t help search for missing teen Amy

Dubliner Audrey (40) walked out of a meeting with the official in tears after he told her the credit crunch meant he could not get involved in putting up posters of Amy.

Venting her anger yesterday she said: “I felt furious when I walked out of the meeting and I still feel angry. We’ve lived in Spain for five years, we’ve bought a home here, Amy grew up here and this is where she disappeared from.

“I wasn’t asking for the world, just a few posters to put at bus stops and maybe the local bus station so people would see Amy’s face.”

Related Post:   Please Help Find Amy

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When a child goes missing there is at times a love/hate relationship with the media. Some seek it at all cost while others attempt to avoid any delving by the press into their personal lives.  While some argue the race,  gender or age may dictate the amount of coverage, it appears the cirmcumstances surrounding the child’s disappearance and the actions of family members can play a significant role.

In May of 2007, Madeleine McCann’s disappearance demonstrated new levels of interest through an on-line web campaign and pleas from celebrities. The site findmadeleine garnered millions of hits and millions of dollars were raised in efforts to find her. In the end however, she remains missing.

London-Gerry McCann, whose daughter Madeleine’s 2007 disappearance from a Portuguese resort sparked an international manhunt, told lawmakers that the mass-media coverage of the search for his child degenerated into a voyeuristic “Kate and Gerry show.”

“Our family have been the focus of some of the most sensationalist, untruthful, irresponsible and damaging reporting in the history of the press,” he told a panel of lawmakers investigating media standards, privacy and libel.

Similar complaints have been voiced by the father of  Haleigh Cummings who has been missing for over a month from Satsuma, Fl.

Fox News- The father of missing Florida girl Haleigh Cummings claimed he doesn’t want the media to focus on his personal life — a day after getting married and flying to New York to appear on national TV.

Ronald Cummings, 25, and his new bride, 17-year-old Misty Croslin, appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” Friday morning. They got married Thursday in Putnam County, Fla. then flew to New York.

Cummings said he didn’t know what his personal life had to do with national television, and stressed that the media needs to get his daughter’s face out there.

Another family which may be unhappy with press coverage, for different reasons, are the adopted parents of  missing Jaliek Rainwalker,  Stephen Kerr and Jocelyn McDonald. The adoptive father, Stephen Kerr was named a person of interest“ in his disappearance .

 In the case of murdered Caylee Anthony, her grandparents have often been at odds with the media. They have been the subject of countless stories with their every move covered since she first was reported missing. At times they seemed to try to avoid being in the spotlight only to generating more interest in possible motives concerning their actions. The mother of murdered Caylee continues to generate interest from many as she awaits trial for her alleged involvement.

Orlando Senteniel-In the pre-Anthony days, jail spokesman Allen Moore said, he typically would log 80 to 120 contacts with news reporters per month. In July — when Caylee was reported missing and Anthony first jailed — Moore logged 357 media contacts.

By August, the volume of media contacts grew so large that Moore estimates it at 463 for the month.

“In the 12 1/2 years I have worked as P.I.O. [public information officer] for Orange County Corrections, no case has generated this much media activity for such a long period of time,” he said.

Those not expressing concerns with the media are the families of these missing children.

Adam Herrman 

Adji Desir 

Amber Dubois 

Trenton Duckett

Mark Degner & Bryan Hayes

 Kara Kopetsky 

 Amy Fitzpatrick

Angel Villegas Cano

Joanna Delcarmen Cano Pedraza, (15) and Angel were last seen on March 4, 2009. They may be in the company of Rodrigo Villegas (19). A felony warrant is on file for Rodrigo. They may travel to Mexico. Joanna’s ears are pierced. CAUTION MAY BE ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

Bryan Dossantos-Gomes

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The year started with several higher profile unsolved cases of missing children. So remian in the news while others do not.

Adam Herrman missing from Kansas and unreported for nine years.

Adji Desir  missing from Immakolee, Fl and somewhat overshadowed by the murder of Caylee Anthony and disappearance of Haleigh Cummings.

Amber Dubois a missing 14-year-old from Escondido, Ca.

Two very high profile case that remain a mystery Madeleine McCann and Trenton Duckett

Missing Endangerd 12-year-old boys Jaliek Rainwalker, Mark Degner & Bryan Hayes

Missing teenage girls Kara Kopetsky and Amy Fitzpatrick

One current case receiving little attention is that of 6 month old  Angel Villegas Cano

Abducted as an infant, the case of missing Bryan Dossantos-Gomes receives little attention even though he is now 2-years-old.

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