Cases, information on cases, and saying if a particular case was resolved or not can be mailed to us here. Or you may contact the listed agency; however since the cases are closed there may be no response.
Above: Jahi Turner in 2002 (left) and an age-progressed image to 15, circa 2015 (right)
Jahi Marques Turner
Last seen in San Diego, California on April 25, 2002
Vital statistics: Black male. Born on February 10, 2000. Black hair; brown eyes. He is ambidextrous, has a light complexion and suffers from eczema in the creases of his body. Last seen wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt imprinted with images of Winnie The Pooh and Tigger, blue nylon cargo pants with an orange drawstring and gray Air Jordan shoes. Was two when last seen.
Circumstances: He was last seen in Balboa Park in the Golden Hill area near 28th Street and Cedar Street. His stepfather, Tieray Dewayne Jones, said that he left him near the sandbox while he purchased a soda from a nearby vending machine. Tieray stated that a woman and two children were near the area at the time. When he got back, Jahi had vanished. The woman has been identified; she provided unspecified information relating to Turner's case. Some believe that Jahi was murdered by his stepfather or otherwise accidentally killed due to diary entries Tieray had written at the time. No evidence has been unearthed that Jahi met with foul play, however. His stepfather is currently imprisoned on an unrelated drug charge. Classified as a Non-Family Abduction.
Reason for inclusion: Jahi's case was closed in January 2004 for unknown reasons. He remains missing. It was opened again several years later, but he remains here as our inspiration.
Contact info: FBI San Diego at 858-565-1255
Above: Walter Ackerson in 1990 (left) and an age-progressed image to 35, circa 2008 (right)
Walter Thomas Ackerson Jr.
Last seen in Newport, Oregon on March 24, 1990
Vital statistics: White male. Born on July 6, 1973. Blond hair, blue eyes. He has crooked teeth with gaps between them. He has a small scar above his lip and a scar across the top of his right foot. He is right-handed and was small for his age at the time of his disappearance. He has asthma. Last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black Levi jeans, and white sneakers. Was sixteen at the time.
Circumstances: At the time of his disappearance he was working with Angell Job Corps. He was last seen on Nye Beach in Newport by three friends. They returned without him and he was reported as a runaway. In 2009, one of the individuals on the beach with him, Troy Culver, confessed to his murder. He claimed to have beaten Ackerson and thrown him off the Yaquina Bay Bridge. He pled guilty to manslaughter and received ten years in prison. Classified as a Non-Family Abduction.
Reason for inclusion: Ackerson's case was closed after the manslaughter conviction. He or his remains have never been located.
Contact info: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Missing Persons Unit at 541-265-4277
Above: Elizabeth Huster in 1996
Elisabeth Ann Huster
Last seen in Portland, Oregon in August 31, 1996
Vital statistics: White female. Born on September 26, 1986. Light brown hair, blue eyes. Her nickname is "Ellie." Her upper front teeth were crooked at the time of her disappearance. She had been diagnosed with ADHD and took Ritalin to control it. Her name may be spelled "Elizabeth Anne." Was nine at the time.
Circumstances: She was last seen at a wedding in the Cedar Mill area of Oregon on August 31, 1996. Her parents, Karen Lee Huster and Michael Huster, were divorcing at the time and Elisabeth was with her mother when she was last seen. She was reported missing by her father on December 23, 1996 in Portland, Oregon. He had been unable to contact Elisabeth for several months and also learned she had not been enrolled in school that year. Neighbors reported that Karen had held a garage sale in September 1996 and sold many of Elisabeth's toys and clothing. She told authorities that her daughter was with relatives in California, but refused to reveal her precise whereabouts. She was convicted of custodial interference and was offered probation if she revealed her daughter's whereabouts, but she did not and served two years in prison. She allegedly told some inmates in jail she had killed her daughter. This combined with no sign Elisabeth was still living led a grand jury in Oregon to indict her for murder in 2000. She first fled to relatives in Arizona and fled from there as well before being located in California. The police had heard there had been a murder in her residence, and the remains of James Cameron were found in two freezers inside the residence. Karen was identified through fingerprints. She claimed Cameron had died of natural causes and an autopsy showed he had died of heart disease. She pled insanity in her daughter's killing and claimed she had shot her daughter and thrown her remains in the Pacific Ocean because she thought Elisabeth had inherited her mother's mental illness. Karen was convicted of her murder and was sentenced to twenty-five years to life in prison. Classifed as Endangered Missing.
Reason for inclusion: Huster's case was closed after the murder conviction. Elisabeth or her remains have not been loctated.
Contact info: Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-648-8700
Above: Shannon Ketron in 1982
Shannon Patrick Ketron
Last seen in Cordell, Oklahoma on June 17, 1982
Vital statistics: White male. Born on November 10, 1981. Blond hair, blue eyes. Was ten months at the time.
Circumstances: He was last seen in his hometown of Cordell, Oklahoma on June 17, 1982. His mother was knocked unconscious on a county road during the day, and he was allegedly abducted by an unknown male. Classified as Endangered Missing.
Reason for inclusion: Operation Lookout lists his case as closed. It remains unsolved.
Contact info: OSBI at 580-248-4050
Above: David Maddot in 1994
Above: Kent Munro in 1994
Above: Omar Shearer in 1994
David William Maddot, Kent Lionel Munro, and Omar Kahil Shearer
Last seen in Marco Island, Collier County, Florida, on November 11, 1994
Vital statistics: David is a white male. He was born on January 19, 1969. Dark brown hair, dark brown eyes. Was twenty-five at the time. Kent is a white male. He was born on January 12, 1969. Blond hair, blue eyes. Was twenty-five at the time. Omar is a black (Jamaican) male. He was born on May 20, 1969. Black hair, dark brown eyes. Was twenty-five at the time.
Circumstances: Maddot, Munro, and Shearer went out to sea with Jeff Wandich, an experienced boater and diver whose family owned a condominium on Marco Island. They were planning to dive and fish near the wreck of the Baja California, a freighter sunk by a German submarine during World War II. After anchoring the Sea Esta, they went fishing for some time before diving to the wreck 120 feet below. All four divers left the boat at the same time and at 35 feet, Shearer and Munro stopped and headed back to the surface. Madott and Wandich continued their descent. Twenty minutes later, Madott and Wandich returned to the surface, only to find the boat's stern submerged and its bow sticking out three feet above the water line. They released their dive tanks but kept on their life preservers, and clung to the ship until it sank four hours later. They decided to swim to a communications tower three miles away. Wandich made it and was later rescued; the others were never seen again. An air and sea search by the U.S. Coast Guard and private boaters ensued, stretching from Fort Myers Beach to the Florida Keys. Only some personal items from the boat were located and no diving equipment from the remaining three was ever discovered. The FBI briefly investigated. Wandich took, and passed, a lie detector test. Classified as Endangered Missing.
Reason for inclusion: With no leads and little evidence, the case was closed by the FBI and the men have never been seen again.
Contact info: E-mail Vanished
Above: Zachary Rodriguez in 1987 (left) and an age-progressed image to 15, circa 2000 (right)
Zachary Carl Rolando Rodriguez
Last seen in Carpentersville, Illinois on June 30, 1987
Vital statistics: Hispanic male. Born on April 26, 1985. Blond hair, brown eyes. His hair may now be dyed black. He may use the alias name "Marcos." Was two at the time.
Circumstances: He was abducted by his non-custodial father, Rolando Rodriguez. A photo and vital statistics for him are posted below. A felony warrant for abduction was issued for him on September 25, 1987. It is unknown if the warrant is still active. His mother, Nadine Walter, had been fighting for custody of him at the time; his father had temporary custody of him when he vanished. Rolando had previously abducted Zachary for a short time in 1985. Walter's boyfriend, William Nally, later shot a man he thought to be Rolando's lawyer, but he had shot an unrelated individual. Rolando offered himself to be a witness in the trial of Nally, and he was offered protection if he turned himself in, but he never contacted them again. He was briefly arrested in both Tuscon, Arizona, and Houston, Texas, but both times he fled before he could be extradited. Classified as a Family Abduction.
Above: An age-progressed image of Rolando Rodriguez to 43, circa 2001
Vital statistics: Hispanic male. Born on November 3, 1958. Brown hair, brown eyes. He may have a moustache. He may use the aliases "Ronald J. Hernandez," "Roy Rodriguez" and/or "Ray Rivera." Was twenty-eight at the time.
Reason for inclusion: The case was closed in 2002.
Contact info: Illinois State Police at 847-294-4400