Archive for August, 2009

Luca Principali – refreshing honesty

I have been closely following the abduction of Luca Principali from his Idaho home. He was taken while being looked after by a baby-sitter. She answered the door and there was a bearded man there who stated he was there with Luca’s mother. (His parents are seperated; his mother has not seen him in a year and a half.) Neighbors heard a scream and an Amber Alert was issued. This article shows the planning involved in the abduction.

A slashed car tire delayed Luca Principali’s father just long enough for his mother and an accomplice to nab him from his Boise home, investigators said last week to persuade a judge to issue a warrant for her arrest for kidnapping.

The half-hour it took Anthony Principali to change his tire bought the time the kidnappers needed to nab the boy and leave a 14-year-old baby sitter so scared she didn’t call police.

This is elaborate, of course, but not overly so for a parental kidnapper. What I found refreshing was his mother’s admission of her motive.

About two hours after Luca was abducted on Aug. 19, Ekaterina Principali called Anthony Principali and told him she took the boy to teach the father a lesson and that she would return the boy later.

Very few abductors admit at the start they are doing it to spite the other parent. I would actually rather see this than someone blathering on about how the kid’s better off with the abductor.

Incidentally, the divorce papers Anthony Principali filed that day asked for joint custody of Luca. It was only after the kidnapping that he asked this to be changed to sole custody.

I sincerely hope that Luca is found before he’s eligible for our site.

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It’s Jaycee Dugard

DNA confirms it. And she has had two children with her kidnapper. I’m disgusted, but not really surprised.

Considering there are several other unsolved abductions in the general area, I hope these people are looked at.

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Jaycee Dugard found?

I am sure by now everyone’s seen this story. Didn’t stop me from saying to myself “Oh my God.” This is Shawn Hornbeck, Elizabeth Smart, Natascha Kampusch, and Francisco Andrade Vega cubed.

I would be lying if I said that Jaycee would be okay from now on. But her family and friends don’t have to wonder anymore. Even if she had been found dead, that would be a plus. This is even better.

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For the Lost is in the news

For the Lost is mentioned briefly in this article about the Port St. Joe Polaroids that still are unsolved to this day. I am pretty sure this is the first time the organization has been mentioned in an article about anything. It doesn’t say a great deal about it that’s new, but it’s interesting reading nonetheless.

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And so it happens

A particular parental kidnapper has just written to me to ask for an address to serve legal papers to me. I responded with “What happens if I don’t give you one?”

I will attempt to keep my minions updated.

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New cases on site

Both the Adam Haseeb Memorial Pages and the California Kids pages have been updated. Please check out these links and help find these missing children.

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Mystic Salazar missing one year

Today is the first anniversary of the disappearance of Mystic Dawn Salazar. She was abducted by her non-custodial father and stepmother, Enrique Arreolo-Lopez and Melissa Arreolo-Lopez, from Grand Junction, Colorado. They may be in Texas or Mexico.

Mystic Salazar

Above is a pictures of Mystic. Help bring her home to her family – if you have any information as to her whereabouts, please contact either the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at 970-242-6707.

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Alisson Flores and Jennifer and Oscar Flores Arteaga missing two years

Today is the second anniversary of the disappearance of Alisson Flores and Jennifer and Oscar Flores Arteaga. They were abducted by their non-custodial father, Oscar Saul Flores, from Temple, Pennsylvania. They may be in Texas, California, or have left the country and traveled to Mexico.

Alisson Flores

Jennifer Flores Arteaga

Oscar Flores Arteaga

Above are pictures of Alisson, Jennifer, and Oscar. If you have any information as to their whereabouts please contact either the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or the Muhlenberg Township Police Department at 610-655-4911.

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New cases on site

A new set of cases for the Adam Haseeb Memorial Pages has been added to the site. Please check out these links and help find these missing children.

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Juan and Victor Bobadilla, Keyon and Khary Dixon, Carlos and Juan Esquivel, and Marta Piedras found safe

I have just received word from NCMEC that Juan and Victor Bobadilla, Keyon and Khary Dixon, Carlos and Juan Esquivel, and Marta Piedras have all been found safe. (That is a record for resolves in a single day.) I have resolved their cases and edited any anniversary posts so there are no dead links. As always, if I find any articles I will post them. The new cases on the site are of Emily and Javier Aguilera, Anand Bandi, Mariah Carter, Angeles Perez and Azyla Rodriguez, and Miguel Romero.

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