Archive for September, 2009

New cases on site

The Adam Haseeb Memorial Pages have been updated. Please click on this link and help find these missing children. Also, Kristie Moon has been added to Jahi’s Pages.

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Mario Cabral missing twelve years

Today is the twelfth anniversary of the disappearance of Mario Cabral. He was abducted by his non-custodial father, Mario Cabral Flores, from Los Angeles, California. They are believed to be in Mexico.

Mario Cabral

Above is a picture of Mario. Help bring him home to his mother – if you have any information as to his whereabouts, please contact either the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or the Manhattan Beach Police Department at 310-802-5140.

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Mayra Garcia missing ten years

Today is the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of Mayra Garcia. She was last seen in Tustin, California.

Mayra Garcia

Above is a picture of Mayra. If you have any information as to her whereabouts, please contact the Orange County Sheriffs Department at 714-647-7000.

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New cases on site

The Adam Haseeb Memorial Pages have been updated. Please click on this link and help find these missing children.

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Diana Alagha – reflections four days later

After a few days of thinking, I hope that I can put my thoughts together on the death of Diana Alagha in a semi-reasonable manner.

When I wrote that Luna Fox had been found safe, I noted that she was found because she was treated for diabetes, and that the consequences could have been much more devastating if she had not been brought for treatment. This is the sort of thing I was afraid could happen. The story given was that Diana broke her arm, it was set badly, and she got an infection and died. Her father and his family are looking into this to see if it is really the case. If it is really the case, I wonder if she got any medical treatment at all, or if the bone was just set badly at home.

Many families of the missing say what is most difficult is hearing about accidents and disasters in other places and not knowing if their family member was part of this. But many of those families are ones who believe or suspect their family member met foul play. In family abduction cases, most assume their child is still alive. I usually think the same thing. If I had to guess at cases where the abducted child might be dead, I would first list the cases where child(ren) were abducted after a homicide. Cases with medical issues or a parent with a history of violence would be next. I certainly didn’t think Diana would be one of them. I wouldn’t have predicted when I posted she had been missing for thirteen years she had been dead for the past three.

I may not be able to do anything for Diana now. But if I use her death to work harder at helping other abducted kids come home, there will be fewer endings like this.

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One word I did not want to hear today

I noticed that a missing child, Diana Alagha, was no longer on NCMEC. I sent an e-mail to them, reproduced below.

Do you know if Diana Alagha has been found? She’s not on NCMEC or the California DOJ anymore.

Annie

I got back a one word response.

“Deceased.”

I didn’t want to see this once. I’ve now seen it twice.

I will resolve her case, and put up a new one, but not right now. I need to go off and cry for a bit.

edit: resolved case. Sage Bermudez Rayon has been added to the site.

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The Vanished Childrens’ Alliance is closing

I just visited their home page and it now says that they will close at the end of the month. It’s one of the very first missing childrens’ organizations to exist; it even predates NCMEC. (I’m pretty sure the oldest is Child Find of America.) This is saddening news. Even though there are many more resources available now than in 1979, it was still a useful presence. Obviously this means any cases on the site not on others are going to be California Kids cases if they are eligible. Not something I want to have happen.

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Jamal and Zinab Ashy missing six years

Today is the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of Jamal Mohamed and Zinab Mae Mohamed Ashy. They were abducted by their non-custodial father, Mohamed El Ashy, from Michigan City, Indiana. They are believed to be in Beruit, Lebanon.

Jamal Ashy

Zinab Ashy

Zinab Ashy age-progression

Mohamed Ashy

Above are pictures of Jamal, Zinab, and their father in 2003, and an age-progressed image to twelve years for Zinab. Help bring them home to their mother – 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indianapolis, Indiana Office at 317-639-3301.

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New cases on site

The Adam Haseeb Memorial Pages have been updated. Please click on this link and help find these missing children.

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Rachel Pruett found safe

I have just received word from NCMEC that Rachel Pruett has been found safe. I have resolved her case and if I find an article will post it here. The new case on the site is that of Tyler Schladweiler.

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