Posts Tagged ‘Mo.’

Elizabeth Olten, 9, left her friend’s house in St. Martins, Mo. around dusk on the evening of October 21, 2009. When she didn’t return home a short time later, her parents called police to report her missing.

Body of missing Missouri girl found; juvenile in custody

Authorities searching for a missing Cole County, Mo., girl have found a body and arrested a juvenile described as a “person of interest” in the case, authorities announced this afternoon.

The body of Elizabeth Olten, 9, of St. Martins was found deep in the woods away from the initial search area, Cole County Sheriff Greg White announced in a televised press conference. Authorities also recovered Elizabeth’s cell phone, he said.

The person of interest is an older juvenile who was acquainted with Elizabeth, White said. He did not provide the juvenile’s age or say how he knew Elizabeth.



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An AMBER Alert has been issued in Southeast Missouri for two children taken by their father, Edgar Daniel Langley, after he assaulted his wife, the children’s mother. Langley was last seen on Highway 53 in Poplar Bluff at 7 P.M. on 7/27/09. He made threats against the children’s lives and any police officer coming in contact with them.

Missing Child
Crystal Jolene Langley

Hair Color: Blonde Eye Color: Blue
Skin Color: White Age: 6YO
Height: 3FT6 Weight: 40LBS
Gender: Female
Description: No clothing description available.

Missing Child
Name: Edgar Daniel Langley Jr.

Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Blue
Skin Color: White Age:
Height: 3FT4 Weight: 37LBS
Gender: Male
Description: Last seen wearing a blue shirt and tan shorts.

Edgar Daniel Langley
Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Blue
Skin Color: White Age: 31YO
Height: 5FT9 Weight: 180LBS
Gender: Male
Description: Last seen wearing blue and white checked pajama pants and no shirt. He has a tattoo of a rose on his upper left arm.

Vehicle Information
Make: Chevrolet Model:
Color: Dark blue

If you have information, please contact New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department, 573-748-2516

Update: The alert was canceled after the children were returned unharmed. The childrens’ father, Edgar Langley, is in custody, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

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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.


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)
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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Yesterday marked the 2nd anniversary in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Today it has been two years since Kara Kopetsky was last seen leaving school in Belton, Mo. There is a $30,000 reward being offered for information that leads to finding Kara.


She is listed at the NCMEC as Case Type:Endangered Missing.

Kara Kopetsky


Missing teen Kara Kopetsky’s family wants answers

Seventeen-year-old Kara Kopetsky of Belton hasn’t been seen since May 4. All her family and friends have left of her are pictures like this, propped up against a vigil candle that her stepfather and mother, Jim and Rhonda Beckford, keep burning in their living room. Below, family photos of Kara as a happy child and with her brother, Thomas.

MISSING Kara (it’s pronounced CAR-uh) Kopetsky Last seen: May 4 at Belton High School Appearance: White female; 5 feet, 5 inches tall; 125 pounds; light brown hair; hazel eyes; scar on forehead What she was wearing: Blue jeans, black studded belt, gray T-shirt with white skulls on it, black and gray Vans sneakers with bleach splotches and black leather hobo bag If you have information: Call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477)

Authorities also need help in finding Jesse Ross who was last seen on November 21, 2006. Although Jesse is missing from Chicago, Illinois he originally resides in Belton, Missouri.

Meanwhile, the search is continuing in SC for Brittanee Drexel. Her poster has been updated at the NCMEC with an additional photo.

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Still missing in Missouri

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Why did it take until Tuesday afternoon to enter Brittanee Drexel as a missing child at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)? Shouldn’t she have been entered into the NCMEC database once she was entered into the FBI National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computers? It would seem it would have been the ideal time to obtain a waiver from her parent or guardian, so it was on file at the NCMEC giving them permission to disseminate her photograph, if that is the reason for the delay.

According to SCNow.com:  

Police entered Drexel’s description into the National Crime Information Center database on Sunday.


On the NCMEC site they have tips of what to do should your child “runaway”. Some of them are:

Make sure law enforcement enters your child’s name and description into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) databases. Law-enforcement agencies across the country have access to NCIC. This information will not give your child a record with law enforcement, but it may aid in his or her safe return.
If your local law-enforcement agency won’t enter information about your child into NCIC’s databases, the FBI will. The Missing Children Act of 1982 mandates this. Contact your nearest FBI field office for help.

If your local law-enforcement agency won’t enter information about your child into NCIC’s databases, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will. The Missing Children Act of 1982 mandates this. Contact your nearest FBI field office for help.

Remember no matter what you have been told, there is no law requiring a waiting period for reporting a child, who is younger than 21, to law enforcement or for entry into NCIC. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Pub. L. No. 109-248) mandates entry must be made by law enforcement into NCIC’s Missing Person File within 2 hours’ receipt of a report of a missing or abducted child.

Make sure that law enforcement passes on the necessary information about your child to the missing-child clearinghouse within your state or territory.

If you have not done so,report your missing child to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). Staff members are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist. Ask about other missing-child organizations throughout the United States that may assist in the search.

Searching for updates on another missing teen, Kara Kopetsky  is listed at the NCMEC as Endangered Missing. She has been missing since May 4, 2007.

Teen argued with teacher, left school and vanished

When Kara didn’t come home from school as usual, her family — mother Rhonda, stepfather Jim and stepbrother Thomas — grew worried. They filed a missing persons report later that afternoon.
Police told them they believed Kara was a runaway, and that she’d come back on her own in a few days.

Other children  last seen walking to or from school are Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes  last seen in Jacksonville, Fl. on Feb 10, 2005 and Amber Dubois  last seen on Feb 13, 2009.

Update 05-05-09: When hearing of a Texas based non-profit group in Myrtle Beach to help in the search for Brittanee you may think it is Texas Equusearch who recently helped search for Caylee Anthony in Florida but you would be mistaken as there are members of another Texas based group the Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children.

“We’re still looking for her,” Knipes said. “She could be a runaway, a missing person or an abduction. We don’t have a label on it.”

Also Monday, two representatives from the Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children arrived in Myrtle Beach to assist in the search, according to Bob Walcutt, executive director. The Texas-based group’s mission statement is to “prevent abductions and runaways and to recover missing children by fostering a Triangle of Trust among law enforcement, community and a missing child’s family.”

Update 05-06-09: Crime Stoppers offers reward up to $1000 in Brittanee Drexel disappearance

The public is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers if they, or someone they know, have any information regarding the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel, or of any other crimes, by phone at 1-888-274-6372 (1-888-CRIME-SC), or on the web at http://www.5541111.com. Anonymous text tips can be sent to Crimes Stoppers by starting a new text message to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “CSL”. All contact remains anonymous and tipsters could earn a reward up to $1000.

Update 05-09-09: N.Y. pastor offers additional $10,000 for info on missing teen

An Albany, N.Y., pastor has offered to pitch in $10,000 of his own money to up the reward for information regarding Brittanee Drexel, a missing 17-year-old from Rochester, N.Y.

Pastor Charles Muller of Victory Christian Church said he regularly works with teens in his community through mission centers and anti-violence projects. However, when he read about Drexel, who went missing April 25 during a trip to Myrtle Beach, it hit close to home.

Update 05-14-09: Police Investigate Possible Sighting of Missing New York Teen Who Vanished in Myrtle Beach

Police are investigating a possible sighting at a gas station of missing New York teen Brittanee Drexel, who disappeared while on spring break in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Capt. David Knipes said detectives are reviewing surveillance camera footage from a Scotchman convenience store at a gas station in Socastee, S.C., after a woman fitting 17-year-old Drexel’s description was reported to have been there Thursday morning.

The Brittanee look-alike used the ATM about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, left the station’s store and then drove away in a red Dodge Stratus with New York license plates, Knipes said.

The vehicle’s plate number is EJS-9543.

Update 05-15-09: Police Determine Look-Alike Is Not Missing New York Teen Who Vanished in Myrtle Beach

Update 06-03-09: Brittanee Drexel Update

In five weeks of searching, there has been no sign of Brittanee Drexel. There have been dozens of leads and sightings. None have panned out.

Brittanee’s mother, Dawn Drexel, has been in South Carolina since the beginning. She is determined as ever, but she told News 10NBC by phone Wednesday she’s emotionally spent.

“This is very, very difficult because you don’t know, you just don’t know if she’s still here with us…or she’s not….But we’re trying to keep hopeful that we can find her still,” Drexel said.

Drexel has traveled to Charleston and points in between, talking to people, handing out flyers. This weekend, Brittanee’s story will air on “America’s Most Wanted.” That gives Dawn Drexel hope.

“I’m trying to get her on national television and keep her face out there so if somebody did see something or heard something, that they would come forward.”

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Holding out hope

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There are 2,746 missing children listed at the NCMEC, along with 348 abductors associated with their abductions.  Of those, 233 victims fall under Case Type: Non-Family Abduction  with eight of the cases having  abductors associated  with them (click on the link for details).

Morgan Nick
Missing Since: 6/9/95
Age Now:
Missing from: Alma, Ar

Diana Gonzalez
Jose Barrera-Pacheco
Missing Since: 10/15/05
Age Now: 32
Missing from: Raeford, Nc

Maria Valdez
Jaime Cheo
Missing Since: 6/15/06
Age Now: 31
Missing from: Ogden, Ut

Kamiyah Mobley
Missing Since: 7/10/98
Age Now: 41
Missing from: Jacksonville, Fl

Michael Hughes
Franklin Delano Floyd
Missing Since: 9/12/94
Age Now: 65
Missing from: Choctaw, Ok

Bryan Dossantos-Gomes
Missing Since: 12/1/06
Age Now:
Missing from: Fort Myers, Fl

Stacie Madison
Susan Smalley
Missing Since: 3/19/88
Age Now: 39
Missing from: Carrollton, Tx

Ke’shaun Vanderhorst
Missing Since: 9/25/95
Age Now:
Missing from: Philadelphia, Pa

Since January 1st  2009, there are 349 missing children listed at the NCMEC.  There are no victims  listed under Case Type: Non-Family Abductions, however, theses children are all Case Type: Endangered Missing. 

Rochelle Denise Battle
Missing Since: 3/6/09
Age Now: 16
Missing from: Baltimore, Md

Sandra Cantu
Missing Since: 3/27/09
Age Now: 8
Missing from: Tracy, Ca

Tiffany Chapman
Missing Since: 3/5/09
Age Now: 13
Missing from: Hobart, Ok

Allyson Corrales
Missing Since: 3/6/09
Age Now: 4
Missing from: Kansas City, Mo

Haleigh Ann Marie Cummings
Missing Since: 2/10/09
Age Now: 5
Missing from: Satsuma, Fl

Adji Desir
Missing Since: 1/10/09
Age Now: 6
Missing from: Immokalee, Fl

Amber Leeanne Dubois
Missing Since: 2/13/09
Age Now: 14
Missing from: Escondido, Ca

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An AMBER Alert has been activated in Missouri for abducted 4-year-old Allyson Corrales

Amber alert issued for missing 4-year-old girl; mother’s body discovered

Kansas City Police have issued an amber alert for the 4-year-old daughter of a woman whose body was discovered this morning in her Kansas City apartment.

Police were called to the apartment at 4023 Harvard Circle about 9:15 a.m. and discovered the 27-year-old woman’s body. The apartment complex is near Interstate 70 and Sterling Avenue.

The woman’s 4-year-old daughter, Allyson Corrales, was missing.

Police also are looking for the girl’s father, Luis F. Corrales, 31, who they are describing as a person of interest.

The family’s car, a red 1999 Kia Sportage, with Missouri license plate PB1 R3R, is also missing.

Luis Corrales’ car was towed from the apartment parking lot this afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477.

Several children reported as missing to the NCMEC have been victims of violent abductions. Most of them remain missing.

Update: An AMBER Alert remains in effect for missing Haleigh Cummings in Florida after 25 days but the alert in Kansas City for abducted Allison is cancelled one day later even though she remains missing.

Amber Alert called off, but search goes on for missing toddler, father

Kansas City police have canceled the Amber Alert for 3-year-old Allison Corrales, although the young girl and her father remain missing.

Authorities will continue searching for the pair, police Capt. Rich Lockhart said, but the incident is no longer classified as an Amber Alert. The urgent alerts lose effectiveness if kept in place more than 24 hours, he said.

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Update 04-01-09: Car in Amber Alert case found in Texas


A vehicle that Kansas City police have been looking for in connection to a March 6 murder and Amber Alert has been located in San Antonio.

The red 1999 Kia Sportage was owned by Katia Lainez, 27, who was found dead in her Kansas City apartment. Police did not find the woman’s 3-year-old daughter, Allison Corrales, that day and issued the alert.

Police did not find the girl, but she is reportedly with her father and the two may have been headed to Mexico.


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