Posts Tagged ‘Missing Child Alert’

Date Missing: 11/27/2009
Missing From: Valrico County: HILLSBOROUGH
Birth Date: 2/17/2007
Age Disappeared: 2 yrs 9 months
Height: Unknown
Race: White/Hispanic
Hair: Black
Weight: 30
Sex: Male
Eyes: Brown

Narrative: A Florida MISSING CHILD Alert has been issued for Luis Martinez, a white/hispanic male, 2 years old, 30 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, last seen in the area of the 400 block of Silver Lane in Valrico, Florida wearing a red shirt.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office at 813-247-8200 or 911.



If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of this endangered person, please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office at 813-247-8200

Update: Amber Alert: Two Year Old Luis Martinez Update

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement canceled a missing child alert for Luis Martinez this morning one day after the toddler from Valrico, Florida went missing.

Authorities believe Martinez may have fallen in a hole in the septic tank but they’re still awaiting a positive identification on the child’s body.


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A Missing Child Alert has been issued for missing 7 month old Shannon Lea Dedrick . She was last seen at her residence in Chipley on October 51, 2009. She has a circular birthmark on the inside of her right leg.

CHIPLEY – Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock confirmed that there is a “person of interest” in the disappearance of 7-month old Shannon Lea Dedrick some time Saturday. Aside from shooting down rumors, however, Haddock gave little new information about the case.

Haddock also said that Internet rumors that the mother had confessed to burying the baby were not true, and there was no search underway at the old landfill on South Boulevard. The site is being used for the various search teams participating in the hunt for the missing child.

Haddock said the two adults living at 793C Brown Street have been interviewed but he would go into any specifics about what investigators learned. Haddock also refused to release the names of the adults or release the name of the person of interest.

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Missing child alert issued for 3 kids last seen in Brandon

Authorities have put out a missing child alert for three children last seen in Brandon.

Ceili Rudy is 8 years old, white, 4 feet, 3 inches tall, about 80 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Darien Brock is 4 years old, white, 3 feet tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Rainah Rudy is 10 years old and 4 feet, 10 inches tall. She is about 100 pounds with brown eyes.

The children might be with Christina Brock. She is described as white, 38 years old, 5 feet, 9 inches, 150 pounds with brown eyes. Authorities think she might have cut the children’s hair to alter their appearance.

They may be traveling in a red 1998 Ford Explorer, Illinois tag number A223235. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at 386-736-5999 or 911.

Update 09-26-09:

DAYTONA BEACH – Authorities found three Volusia County children Saturday who had been missing, according to Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. The mother has not been located

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A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for eight-year-old Tatiana Jordan, who was last seen in Melbourne April 12, wearing a pink pull over shirt, white shorts and pink sandals.


Jordan who is 4 feet tall and 85 pounds, is a white, Hispanic female, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last known to be in the company of her mother, Sylvia Hernandez, who is a 31-year-old white, Hispanic female, with brown hair and brown eyes. Hernandez is 5 feet 3 inches tall and 250 pounds.

They may be traveling in a purple Toyota Corolla, Florida tag number 475KSV.

Note: Both flyer links have been removed from the FDLE site.

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In an editorial in the Fort Myers  News-Press there were these quotes about the decision not to issue an AMBER Alert or Missing Children Alert.

Kristen Perezluha, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, explaining the difference between the two types of alerts.

Perezluha said Missing Child Alerts, which aren’t carried on the EAS, exist for cases that need to be publicized but don’t meet the Amber Alert criteria.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Batten, was quoted as saying this about the decision not to issue a Missing Child Alert in the disappearance of Adji Desir.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Batten said her department hasn’t issued a Missing Child Alert because Adji’s case received such wide exposure in local, state and national media. “We felt like the word definitely got out,” Batten said.

Did it? The decision to not issue alerts was reportedly because his disappearance didn’t meet pre-defined criteria for an AMBER Alert and he wasn’t thought to have been abducted but simply “wandered off”.

Unfortunately, most of the mainstream exposure was a brief clip on news channels sans details or on the Internet questioning why an Amber Alert or Missing Child Alert wasn’t issued. The national media didn’t begin to mention his case until days after he was reported missing.

Though his disappearance has been the subject of a fifteen second blurb on America’s Most Wanted and on Nancy Grace’s show, not all Floridians watch either nor where they aired immediately following his disappearance.

Is it really realistic to think these shows or news briefs lacking basic information with no followup airings have the same impact on finding a missing child as an AMBER Alert or Missing Child Alert would?

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