Archive for April, 2010

FBI finds Phoenix boy missing in Mexico for two years

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Phoenix FBI agents along with Mexican authorities have recovered a 10-year-old Phoenix boy after he was apparently missing in Mexico for more than two years, officials said.

In 2007, the boy’s father, J. Arturo Ramirez-Garcia, 37, told the boy’s mother he was taking the child to visit his grandparents for two weeks in Guanajuato, Mexico, according to a statement by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The father left Phoenix with the child on Aug. 8. When the two had not returned by Sept. 23, the mother called police.

The story doesn’t mention who the child is, but the last name makes it obvious that it is Thomas Ramirez-Garcia. Another article also says the police were reluctant to investigate even after his sister said (a year after he vanished) the father had abused her. If that doesn’t illustrate how family abduction is not taken seriously, I don’t know what does. I am happy Thomas is now at home safe, but like his mother I wish it was far sooner.

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Max-Gian Alcalde and Daniel Galan found safe, Johanna St. Louis and Juanita and Nelta Jacques found deceased

In the span of the last two days I have received word that Max-Gian Alcalde has been found in Nicaragua, Daniel Galan has been found safe, and Johanna St. Louis, Juanita and Nelta Jacques have been found deceased in Florida. Nelta was involved in an accident and her vehicle has just been found. While that is never an ending that someone wants, it gives the family closure and it must be some relief to find out they were not murdered. Max-Gian and Daniel of course had happier endings. I have found no articles about Daniel, but the one I have found about Max-Gian says he has been reunited with his father and returned to Idaho. His mother apparently turned herself in. I wish the best for his family in renuniting. The new cases on the site are those of Katie and Nicholas Wigena and Brianna and Denice Jaquez.

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Poonam Limbachia missing ten years

Today is the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of Poonam Limbachia. She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Bela Sharma Limbachia and Muhammed Sheikh from Jersey City, New Jersey. They may be in Pakistan.

Poonam Limbachia

Above is a picture of Poonam. Help bring her home to her father – 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 Edison Police Department at 732-248-7400.

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The first victim of the year

Aja Johnson, abducted by her stepfather after the murder of her mother, has been found deceased, along with the stepfather. Another dead child from a family abduction. (Yes, I do consider stepparents who abduct family abduction cases. I might do the same with a long term boyfriend or girlfriend, but I haven’t come across a case like that yet.)

This never gets easier. Never. And I’m not sure if I want it to.

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