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Authorities in Fayetteville, NC have activated an AMBER Alert for Shaniya Nicole Davis. She last seen wearing a blue t-shirt. She was not wearing shoes. Direction and mode of travel is unknown.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WRAL) Cumberland County authorities say foul play is suspected in the disappearance of Shaniya Nicole Davis. The 5-year-old girl went missing from her home in Fayetteville, N.C. Tuesday morning.An Amber Alert was initiated for Shaniya just before noon, Lt. David Sportsman said.Police responded to the home around 6:50 a.m., and Shaniya’s mother told officers that she last saw her daughter at 5:30 a.m. The mother’s boyfriend and her sister, along with an infant and Shaniya’s 7-year-old brother were also in the home when the girl went missing.

If you have information, please contact Fayetteville Police Department, 910-433-1851, 911,or *HPUpdate: NC man says he’s ‘not guilty’ in girl’s kidnapping

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl says he’s not guilty.Clarence Coe made a first court appearance Thursday afternoon as investigators in Cumberland County continued to search for signs of the child. Coe told a judge he didn’t understand why he was in court and said he was “not guilty.” However, he did not enter a formal plea.Fayetteville Police Department spokeswoman Theresa Chance said a witness spotted Coe taking 5-year-old Shaniya Davis out of a trailer park. Shaniya was reported missing from her mobile home park around 7 a.m. Tuesday, and her mother last saw the girl that day around 5:30 a.m.Chance said it was “not a random occurrence.” A judge said Coe would be appointed an attorney.

Update 11-13-09: Missing girl seen at hotel

NORTH CAROLINA — A missing 5-year-old girl was seen with a man at a hotel, but not the same person charged in her kidnapping, police said late Thursday. Shaniya Davis was spotted in Sanford with a man identified as Mario Andrette McNeill, said Fayetteville police spokeswoman Teresa Chance. She was seen with him Tuesday, about an hour after she disappeared from her home in Fayetteville, about 40 miles away. Police have arrested and charged Clarence Coe, 30, who says he is not guilty of kidnapping the girl.

Update 11-13-09:

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man has admitted to kidnapping a 5-year-old girl, authorities said Friday, but investigators still have not found the child more than three days after she disappeared from a mobile home park.But the attorney for Mario Andrette McNeill, 29, said Friday that his client would plead not guilty to kidnapping Shaniya Davis. Fayetteville Police Department spokeswoman Theresa Chance said McNeill admitted taking the girl.McNeill was charged with kidnapping while authorities dropped charges against another man, Clarence Coe, who was initially arrested in the case.”We’re hoping we find her alive,” Chance said at a news conference. “We found Mr. McNeill, and Miss Davis was not with him.”

FAYETEVILLE, NC (WTVD) — Police in Fayetteville say they’ve arrested the mother of a missing 5-year-old who’s the focus of a nationwide Amber Alert.

 Shaniya Davis has been missing since Tuesday.Late Saturday night, Fayetteville police Sgt. John Somerindyke announced in a news release that Antoinette Davis has been charged with human trafficking, felony child abuse, prostitution, filing a false police report, and resisting, delaying, or obstructing police.Somerindyke says detectives have not found the little girl.

 


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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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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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The U.S. Department of Justice is hosting the National Amber Alert Training Symposium in Tampa, Florida. Some of the discussions are concerning the success of the AMBER Alert system. But, is the AMBER Alert criteria too strict thus not used often enough?

Earlier this year in Florida, A 6-year-old boy,  Adji Desir, went missing in Immokalee, Fl. An AMBER Alert was not issued because authorities believe he is missing and not abducted.

IMMOKALEE — It is every parent’s worst nightmare.

As the search for 6-year-old Adji Desir entered its 24th hour Sunday, more information about the boy emerged, though officials continue to regard the boy to be missing and not abducted. For that reason, said Collier County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Batten, an Amber Alert has not been issued for the boy.

“We did not put out an Amber Alert because it’s not a confirmed abduction,” said Batten. “He’s missing. He walked out of his house. Nobody saw anyone take him. Nobody saw him get into a car, that we know of.”

Adji, who was described as 3 feet tall, 45 pounds, with short black hair and dark eyes, is developmentally disabled, according to his family. He understands Creole, his family’s dialect, but is nonverbal and has the intellect of a toddler.

Last week, in Orange Park, Florida an AMBER Alert was issued for Somer Thompson whose body was later found in a Georgia landfill. The alert was activated the day after she was reported missing. Ironically, like Adji, Nobody saw anyone take her. Nobody saw her get into a car, that we know of. She was last seen running ahead of her siblings on her way home from school.

Amber Alert’s record shows it can make a crucial difference

In Texas, leaders there credit a network of regional communications for its 100 percent success rate. Since 2002, 42 Amber Alerts have been issued; they have all resulted in happy endings, said Al Lowe, a regional Amber Alert coordinator in Texas.

Similarly, in New York since 2000, children in all 25 Amber Alert cases were reunited with their families.

Florida, meanwhile, has issued 147 Amber Alerts since 2000. Investigators successfully resolved 142 of those cases. Hodges took a closer look at the cases and discovered that in 45 of them, people indicated that the system played a direct role in the child’s recovery.

Last week an AMBER Alert was activated and cancelled for Mitchell Romero in Denver City, Texas. There has been no happy ending for him yet.

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – The Amber Alert for a missing Denver City toddler has been canceled.

The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert for 3-year-old Mitchell Romero on Friday. The search was discontinued about 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Officials have not yet located the child.

Though most people would agree the AMBER Alert can be an instrumental tool in finding missing children, there still is much debate as to whether the criteria to activate them is too strict. There are 342 missing children listed at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for Florida,202 for Texas and 112 for New York. Most of them did not meet the criteria for an AMBER Alert to be activated.

According to a Washington State, 2006 Child Abduction Murder Study, time is of the essence when a child goes missing.

In 76 percent of the missing children homicide cases studied, the child was dead within three hours of the abduction–and in 88.5 percent of the cases the child was dead within 24 hours.

It would be interesting to know the average time it takes for law enforcement to activate an AMBER Alert.

Related Post: AMBER Alert time between missing and recovery

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The Fort Worth Police Department is searching for Mirella Collazo. Police are looking for Larry Sigala, armed with a gun, in her abduction. The suspect is driving a 1994 Green Ford Ranger Pick up , with a Texas STATE License Plate Number of 94BYL2. The suspect was last heard from in Ft. Worth, TX Law enforcement officials believe this child to be in grave or immediate danger. If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Ft. Worth PD.

Missing Child
Name: Mirella Collazo

Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: White
Age: 15YO
Height: 5FT1
Gender: Female
Description: Black sweater, white shirt, blue jeans and has tattoos of hearts on her neck and ankle.

Suspect
Name:
Larry Sigala

Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: White
Age: 16YO
Height: 5FT7
Weight: 180LB
Gender: Male
Description: Armed with a gun.

Vehicle Information
Make:
Ford
Model: Ranger
Color: Green
License State: TX License Text: 94BYL2

Update 09-15-09: CANCELLED: Amber Alert Teen Abducted by Ex-Boyfriend

FORT WORTH – The Amber Alert for 15-year-old Mirella Collazo has been cancelled. She has returned home.

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Haleigh Cummings went missing from her Satsuma, Fl. home on Feb 10, 2009. The last known person to have seen her, Misty Croslin-Cummings, denies any involvement in her disappearance. Authorities are now looking into reports of a possible sighting of Haleigh at an Abington, Ma. Walmart. One distinguishing feature on Haleigh’s face is a small brown spot near her right ear.

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Hunt for missing Fla. girl leads to Cape

A nationwide search for a missing Florida girl came to Massachusetts over the weekend, when Sunshine State authorities traveled to Cape Cod to question a couple in the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings.

Investigators interviewed Timothy Croslin and his wife Saturday as they searched for clues that might help them find Haleigh, 6, who disappeared from her Satsuma, Fla., home on Feb. 9, according to Putnam County Sheriff spokesman Lt. Johnny Greenwood.

Croslin’s sister, Misty, 17, was the last person to see Haleigh. She told police she tucked the little girl into bed the night of Feb. 10 while her boyfriend, and Haleigh’s father, Ronald Cummings, 25, was away at work.

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After spending over $1,268,475, are authorities still searching for three-year-old Madeleine McCann?

She went missing from her parent’s apartment on the evening of 3rd May 2007 in the seaside resort of Praia da Luz in south-west Portugal. Madeleine was asleep in the room, while her parents dined nearby. On checking on her at approximately 10pm they discovered she was missing. Madeleine is described as a happy go lucky child with long blonde/sandy hair and green/hazel eyes. Her right eye is distinctive as the pupil runs into the blue-green iris.

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British police reveal £745,000 bill for Madeleine McCann hunt

British police have now spent nearly £750,000 looking into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, it emerged today.

The new figure follows revelations earlier this year that Leicestershire police’s part in the search for the missing girl amounted to £548,477 in 2007-08.

Today the force said the costs for 2008-09 had added £196,756 to that sum, taking the total to £745,233.

Some of the cost has been reimbursed by a Home Office grant of £525,069.

 

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