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Nathalia and Nathaniel Alicea, Tiannah Annibal, Gabriella Elprana, Kaydance Etchells, Stephanie Guerrero, Kaylina Jones, Santino Leo, Tania Ochoa, Philip Vasquez, Addisyn Whiting, and Eddie Young found safe and Aubrey Hall found deceased

I have just received word from NCMEC that Nathalia and Nathaniel Alicea, Tiannah Annibal, Gabriella Elprana, Stephanie Guerrero, Kaylina Jones, Santino Leo, Tania Ochoa, Philip Vasquez, Addisyn Whiting, and Eddie Young have all been found safe. I have also seen numerous news reports that state Kaydance Etchells was found safe just outside of England and that Aubrey Hall and his mother have been found deceased, and the case was not a family abduction at all. A neighbor who they lived with at the time has been arrested for their murder. I have resolved their cases, modified the anniversary posts so there are no dead links, and if I find any further articles will post them here. The new cases on the site are those of Jesus, Vannessa, and Ximena Garcia Mendoza, Kadareyonna, Ka’Darien, and Kailee Logan and Airelisha, A’Muria, and Myeisha Trent, Aria and Julia Maresca, Kevin and Tommy Montoya Ponce and Lesly Ponce Delgado, and Atomu Morehouse.

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Adam Elkadhiri found safe and Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj found deceased

I have just received word from a blog commenter that Adam Elkadhiri has been found safe and reunited with hus mother. I wish them both the best. I have also seen numerous articles that state Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj has been found deceased in New Mexico. Apparently he died from an uncontrolled seizure, having not taken medication for his condition. He has been added as a victim of family abduction. The new cases on the site are those of Brianna Acevedo and Isabella Mobley. Also, Anita Qvist, Patricia Thomas-Wardell, and James Zapolski have been added to the California Kids pages.

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Two located children, one happy and one not

I just got news that Nathan Slinkard has been found and reunited with his father. The Slinkard case is one of the family abductions I’ve followed the longest, and this is wonderful news.

Not so much for Cory Cole, however, another victim of family abduction. His father abducted him, turned up a few days later without him, and he’s since been found deceased. I’ve sat on that for a few days, as it depressed me a great deal. If I hadn’t gotten the news about Nathan it would have been sat on even longer.

I am waiting for news of the other Slinkard children before resolving their case.

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I hoped I’d never make a post like this this year

The “poster partner recovery” emails I get usually are good news and well received. Except ones like this.

It is with great sadness and deep regret that we notify you that Eowynne Anderson missing from Lynnwood, WA, has been located deceased. Please discontinue dissemination of this poster.

Please remove and discard any posters on this case that you have placed in public view.

We greatly appreciate your part in our efforts to reunite families and look forward to your continued support.

Thank you for your support.

And of course she wasn’t taken by some stranger. She was taken by her mother.

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Adam Jordan Haseeb

Adam Haseeb would have been sixteen years old today.

He would probably be excited about learning to drive and considering what he would do with himself after he graduated from high school. He’d almost be an adult. By all rights, his mother should have been thrilled with a day like today. Any parent should be. There are all sorts of things that he should be doing right now.

But he was abducted by his father and died in an accident in Syria, along with his father. No, not a murder, but if he hadn’t been abducted he would probably be here to celebrate this day. But he didn’t see his sixteenth birthday; he didn’t even see his tenth.

Adam Haseeb’s death affected me profoundly. It still does. His death was the third in a recent series (at the time) of children abducted by a parent who were found deceased. Perhaps that was the reason it affected me so much. Perhaps it was just Adam himself – a cute little boy with short hair, ears that stick out, and a big smile. Whatever the reason, if he had not died I probably would have not spent the last seven years throwing myself into the world of parental kidnapping. He was the one that inspired me to create a section of For the Lost for family abductions, which is now by far the biggest section of the site. I named them after him and his picture is on every page of the photo directory. He is perhaps my best example of the tragedy of family abductions. I have talked to his mother on occasion. I cannot even begin to imagine the grief she must still feel, but I hope she can take comfort in the fact he is not forgotten. Until I die, I will use his story as the inspiration for work on the behalf of those children who are still kidnapped, still missed by their parents.

Happy birthday, Adam. You are very much loved.

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Kidnapped Kids Found, Fathers Arrested

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Playa Del Rey – Two brothers who allegedly kidnapped their three sons from Playa Del Rey and took them out of the country in 2008 were arrested in the Netherlands and the boys were found safe, federal authorities announced on Friday.

George and Jean John Silah have been fugitives since they disappeared with the three boys on July 2, 2008.

This is one of the many articles I found about the Silah boys. Most simply detail that the authorities were looking for them abroad and the boys were believed to be endangered because of unsavory business dealings of their fathers. Their mothers have headed to the Netherlands to be reunited with them, and I hope it all goes well.

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Mother, children reunited after two years

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Three children from Indiana are reunited with their mother after missing for more than 2-1/2 years.

“It is the most wonderful thing that I could ever imagine,” said Leeanna Dinkens, the children’s mother.

Dinkens talked to 24 Hour News 8 over the phone Saturday morning after reuniting with her children Sierra, Jasmine and Jaden.

I was sent this article about Jaden and Jasmine Cummins and Sierra Emberton. They were located in Mexico, apparently, which is where they were expected to be. Jaden and Jasmine apparently no longer speak English. Their mother has also re-married. The conditions they were living in were typical of family abductions – they slept on cots or on cement floors and they didn’t know what a bathtub was. I wish them and their mother the best in reuniting.

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Jean Paul Lacombe found safe

I have just received word that Jean Paul Lacombe has been found in France and reunited with his mother. I wish them the best in reuniting. This was the second time Jean Paul was taken by his father; the first time he was also found in France. Two abductions is two more than his father should have been allowed. At the very least he should only have closely supervised visits with his son. I also hope the judge who did not read Spanish (and apparently could find no one else to do so, Spanish speakers being so rare in Texas) and assumed a Mexican arrest warrant was a paper giving his father custody in that country is at the very least suspended from practice for some time. The new case on the site is that of Ryan Powell.

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Very bad family abduction news

They found Jorge Sanchez Aguilera. But not his son.

They found Eileen Sams Clark. But not her kids.

I will tell myself they’re just being stubborn for not revealing where the kids are. If I do so often enough, maybe it can become true. (Yes, I think it’s possible all four are alive, but this sort of news makes me feel cold.)

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