Archive for April, 2010

Juan Felipe found safe

I have just received word from NCMEC that Juan Felipe has been found safe. I have resolved his case and modified the anniversary post so there are no dead links, and if there is an article I will post it here. The new case on the site is that of Brooklinn Miller.

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Nadia Dabbagh found safe

I have just received word from her mother that Nadia Dabbagh has been found in Syria and is in contact with her mother. Her mother, Maureen Dabbagh, has worked tirelessly for many years to help others in family abduction cases, and this is the best of news. I wish them the best in reuniting. I have resolved her case and modified the anniversary post so there are no dead links. The new case on the site is that of Alex Bolanos-Martinez.

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Boy missing from Madison for six years found in Tennessee

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A boy missing and endangered for six years after his mother fled the county with him has been found safely in Tennessee.

Madison County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Boone said Bryan Braswell was recovered Saturday by officers of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department after an anonymous caller told dispatchers that the boy and his mother were in the town of Sneedville.

The article states that Bryan Braswell’s father had custody of all their other children, but not Bryan when his mother fled with him. I’m not sure why that was. I am at least somewhat relieved that they were not hiding in the mountains of North Carolina, as that would have been very rough living in the wilderness. I wish him and his father the best in reuniting.

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Bryan Braswell found safe

I have just received word from NCMEC that Bryan Braswell has been found safe. I have resolved his case and modified the anniversary post so there are no dead links. If I find an article I will post it here. The new case on the site is that of Carlos Reyes.

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Chimwemwe Chinema, Moneisa Vardaman, and Hector, Jonathan, and Melanie Yanez found safe

I have just received word from NCMEC that Chimwemwe Chinema, Moneisa Vardaman, and Hector, Jonathan, and Melanie Yanez have been found safe. I have resolved their cases, modified anniversary posts so there are no dead links, and if I find any articles will post them. The new cases on the site are those of America, Reyna, and Vicente Guadarrama, Eunice Perez, Amber, Lubna, and Tashfeen Shah, and Joseph Sanchez.

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Emily Ramirez and Lizbeth Alicia and Lizbeth Arlene Sanchez-Hernandez found safe

I have just heard from NCMEC that Emily Ramirez and Lizbeth Alicia and Lizbeth Arlene Sanchez-Hernandez have been found safe. I have resolved their cases and modified Emily’s anniversary post so there are no dead links. If I find any articles I will post them here. The new cases on the site are those of Joseph and Nicole Ernst and Marcus Webster.

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Why do kids go missing? A survey with all the wrong answers

During some google searches for several missing persons’ cases, I came across a web poll that asked: “Why do you think kids go missing (excluding runaways)?” A reasonable question. Two of the potential answers were “Parent wants to get back at other parent” (the one I voted for) and “Parent feels they have rights” which both address the fact most missing kids are runaways and family abductions. Over forty percent of respondents, however, answered “Abductor wants sex with child” which is one of the least common reason kids vanish. And while approximately four thousand kids are abducted by a non-family member per year, I am sure the people who answered that were thinking of the stereotypical stranger abductor and not the person well known to the child as they most often are. The media’s dramatization of stranger abductions probably has a part in it. And of course no one wants to think of abductors as being people they know, and the mysterious stranger who does so is the most comforting thought. NCMEC has tried to reframe the issue of missing kids and points out stranger abductions are rare, but that gets little attention. Some do hear of a stranger abduction and then realize the true extent of the problem. Many people who heard of the case of Sean Goldman commented they had no idea how many parents abducted kids until they heard of his case. It’s a start.

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Aaron Baker missing eleven years

Today is the eleventh anniversary of the disappearance of Aaron Baker. He was abducted by his non-custodial mother from New York City, New York. They may be in Austria.

Aaron Baker

Above is a picture of Aaron. Help bring him home to his father – 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 New York City Police Department at 212-694-7781.

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Jesus and Ruben Schmidt-Rojas missing fourteen years

Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the disappearance of Jesus and Ruben Schmidt-Rojas. They were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Blanca Estela Rojas, from Santa Cruz, California. They may be in Mexico.

Jesus Schmidt-Rojas

Ruben Schimidt-Rojas

Above are pictures of Jesus and Ruben. Help bring them home to their father – 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 Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office at 831-454-2121.

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Mario Cabral found safe

I have just received word from NCMEC that Mario Cabral has been found safe. I have resolved his case, modified the anniversary post so there are no dead links, and if I find an article will post it here. The new case on the site is that of Maximillian Soloviev.

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