Archive for December, 2009

Scott Almaguer and Chelsea and Gerardo Morales found safe

I have just received word from NCMEC that Scott Almaguer and Chelsea and Gerardo Morales have been found safe. I have resolved their cases, modified the anniversary posts so there are no dead links, and if I find any articles will post them here. The new cases on the site are those of Kipper Lacey, Chiarra Sorro, and Evelyn Perez Gomez.

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New case on site

The case of Makenzie Newman has been added to the California Kids section of the site. Please check out the link and help find this missing child.

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Emily Ramirez missing eighteen years

Today is the eighteenth anniversary of the disappearance of Emily Nicole Ramirez. She was abducted by her non-custodial father from Greenville, Texas.

Emily Ramirez

Above is a picture of Emily. Help bring her home to her mother – 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 Hunt County Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Unit at 903-455-3501.

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Edward, Exell, and Mayra Ramirez missing three years

Today is the third anniversary of the disappearance of Edward Rangel, Exell Ismael, and Mayra Jarette Ramirez. They were abducted by their non-custodial father, Rangel E. Ramirez-Manzano, from Everett, Washington. They may still be in the local area, or may have traveled to Mexico.

Edward Ramirez

Exell Ramirez

Mayra Ramirez

Above are pictures of Edward, Exell, and Mayra. 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 Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3845.

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Article on the Matusiewicz case

The untold tale of family abductions: Three girls missing, an international hunt

Christine Belford agreed to let her ex-husband take their three daughters to Disney World for a two-week vacation. In August 2007, the Delaware mother kissed her little blond girls goodbye.

Those two weeks were unsettling for Belford, then 34. The couple went through a bitter divorce in 2006 which resulted in joint custody of the children. Belford said when the girls were with their dad, they were always difficult to reach.

Two days into the trip, Belford connected by cell phone with her oldest daughter, Laura, then 5. Already homesick, chubby-faced Laura cried as her father checked them into a hotel room.

“I want to come home,” Laura pleaded with her mother.

But Laura and her sisters wouldn’t return to their Delaware home for 19 months.

Of course, to anyone who follows this blog, tales like this are hardly untold: they’re dealt with on an almost daily basis. The fact her kids lost weight and didn’t get medical treatment is also something I am no longer shocked by. The article mentions he’s facing thirty years in prison, but he’s also facing charges of bank fraud in addition to international parental kidnapping. He has thankfully pleaded guilty. And the eldest daughter is still dealing with issues from being told her mother was dead, which I predicted. My hopes for this bringing the problem of family abduction to the greater public is still there, but my realism tells me there will probably never be such a case.

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Yuliana Mendoza-Orozco, Yovana Orozco, and Alvaro Valencia found safe

I have just received word from NCMEC that Yuliana Mendoza-Orozco, Yovana Orozco, and Alvaro Valencia have been found safe. I have resolved their case and if I find an article will post it. The new cases on the site are those of Angela Burns, Sheiry Diaz, and Kristian Quintanilla.

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Caleb Doyle found safe

I have just received word from NCMEC that Caleb Doyle has been found safe. I have resolved his case. If I find an article I will post it here. I have had some contact with his family and have written them asking for details as well. The new case on the site is that of Marisa Velasco.

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