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10 years of MISSING IN AMERICA

Dateline NBC's social and digital series 'Missing in America' began ten years ago today, on December 5, 2013. We asked our Facebook community a simple question the night before. "Do you know anyone who has simply vanished?" The response was overwhelming. Since that first post, every week we have tried to feature the story of a different missing person brought to our attention by a member of our social communities. Read and share their stories. Someone, somewhere, saw something.

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Are you the key to solving a mystery? That question is at the heart of this original podcast series from Dateline, featuring missing person cases brought to our attention by followers on social media. Follow and subscribe now to listen to the first two seasons for free.

ALASKA

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    Willis Derendoff

    34-year-old Willis Derendoff was last seen on November 10, 2020 at the Extended Stay America hotel near Airport Road in Fairbanks, Alaska. He had traveled there from Huslia, Alaska in October of 2020 on vacation. His mother, Gladys, told Dateline that she spoke to Willis on the phone the day he disappeared.
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    Willis Derendoff

    34-year-old Willis Derendoff was last seen on November 10, 2020 at the Extended Stay America hotel near Airport Road in Fairbanks, Alaska. He had traveled there from Huslia, Alaska in October of 2020 on vacation. His mother, Gladys, told Dateline that she spoke to Willis on the phone the day he disappeared.

    He told her he didn’t feel good the day before he disappeared and that he was going to take a COVID-19 test the next day. According to Gladys, he was also planning to get a new phone, since his was broken at the time. Willis had also lost his ID and his debit card before his disappearance. Gladys told Dateline that she traveled from Huslia to Fairbanks shortly after hearing of her son’s disappearance. She said she stayed there for eight months, organizing search parties almost every single day and using Facebook to rally community members from both Huslia and Fairbanks to participate in searches. Other members of the family also traveled to Fairbanks to help look for Willis, staying for different amounts of time to participate in the searches. Gladys said she has received donations from friends and family, community members, businesses, and corporations across Alaska, and used the money to finance lodging, car rentals, and gas cards for the people involved in the searches. Today, the family has about $12,000 left over from the donations which, according to the family, is being used as a reward for information that helps solve Willis’s case. The family runs a Facebook page called “Searching for Willis Derendoff” that has over 2,000 members. Willis is between 5’7” and 5’10” tall and weighed about 160 lbs. at the time of his disappearance, with dark hair and brown eyes. He would be 37 years old today. The Alaska State Troopers Non-Emergency Dispatch line confirmed to Dateline that Willis’s case is still open. Anyone with information about Willis’s disappearance is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 451-5100.

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    Erin Marie Gilbert

    Erin Marie Gilbert went on a first date to the Girdwood Forest Fair in Girdwood, Alaska on July 1, 1995 and hasn’t been seen since. The 24-year-old had moved to Alaska the year prior and was working as a nanny. Stephanie Gilbert-Juarez told Dateline that her sister’s date had been with a man named Dave Combs, whom Erin had met a few nights earlier at a local bar.
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    Erin Marie Gilbert

    Erin Marie Gilbert went on a first date to the Girdwood Forest Fair in Girdwood, Alaska on July 1, 1995 and hasn’t been seen since. The 24-year-old had moved to Alaska the year prior and was working as a nanny. Stephanie Gilbert-Juarez told Dateline that her sister’s date had been with a man named Dave Combs, whom Erin had met a few nights earlier at a local bar.

    They drove to the Girdwood Forest Fair and according to witness statements to Alaska State Troopers, Erin was last seen at a beer garden with Combs before they left around 6:00 p.m. In a statement to authorities in 1995, Combs said they walked to his car, but the lights had been left on and it wouldn’t start. He said he told Erin he would walk to a nearby friend’s house for help. He said he walked for about two hours, but was unable to find his friend’s house. He told authorities when he returned to the car, Erin was gone and he figured she’d returned to the fair. Combs said when he tried to start the car this time, it worked. He stated he went back to the fair and searched for Erin until about 1:00 a.m. Lieutenant Randy McPherron of the Alaska State Troopers told Dateline in 2019 they haven’t received any leads in several years, but that they’d follow up on any that come in. In 2023, Communications Director of the Department of Public Safety Austin McDaniel told Dateline that Erin’s case is "still an active investigation." Her case is one of the cases being looked into by the recently-created Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons investigative team. Erin is described as 5’11”, 145 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. She would be in her early 50s today. If you have tips, please call investigators from the Alaska State Troopers, Lantz Dahlke at 907-451-5919 or Lonny Piscoya at 907-764-3864 or their tip line at 411.

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    Anesha “Duffy” Murnane

    Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38, was last seen on security video on October 17, 2019, leaving her Homer, Alaska apartment heading to a 1:00 p.m. doctor’s appointment. She never made it. Police said security cameras captured Duffy leaving the Maintree Apartments on foot around 12:15 p.m. For weeks, law enforcement, assisted by K-9 units, searched the area where Duffy was known to frequently travel by foot.
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    Anesha “Duffy” Murnane

    Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38, was last seen on security video on October 17, 2019, leaving her Homer, Alaska apartment heading to a 1:00 p.m. doctor’s appointment. She never made it. Police said security cameras captured Duffy leaving the Maintree Apartments on foot around 12:15 p.m. For weeks, law enforcement, assisted by K-9 units, searched the area where Duffy was known to frequently travel by foot.

    Duffy’s family told Dateline that she did not own a car and usually walked everywhere she went. According to Homer Police Department Lieutenant Ryan Browning, search dogs tracked Duffy’s scent into downtown Homer but then lost it, reaching a point search-dog handlers call a “car pick up.” Duffy’s mother, Sara Berg, said the family believed someone picked her up in a vehicle and that she had been abducted. Sara filed a presumptive death petition for her daughter in April 2021. Two months later, a six-member jury decided that Duffy could be presumed dead. It also determined that her death was likely a homicide. On May 9, 2022, the Homer Police Department posted on their Facebook page that they had arrested 32-year-old Kirby Foleni Calderwood in Utah in relation to Duffy’s disappearance. In May of 2022, Dateline obtained the arrest warrant affidavit submitted by Investigator Matt Haney of the Homer Police Department. The affidavit detailed an anonymous tip that came in on April 14, 2022 that was “very specific” as to what happened to Duffy. The tipster named Calderwood, who was already under investigation in the case, as the person responsible. Investigator Haney wrote in the affidavit that “Calderwood has an extensive history of abusive violent sexual behavior towards women and fantasized about torturing and killing someone.” Calderwood lived in Alaska for a few years around the time Duffy disappeared. The tipster said Calderwood admitted to her that he had tortured and killed Duffy, threw her phone in a nearby lake and disposed of her body in a dumpster. He told her he kept Duffy’s watch. On May 5, 2022, Haney and the Ogden, Utah Police Department executed multiple search warrants related to Calderwood. Officials found a small women's Timex watch in Calderwood’s dresser that matched the description Duffy’s parents had given of her watch. That day, Investigator Haney also interviewed Calderwood’s wife, who was reportedly “very afraid.” The following day, according to the affidavit, the wife called Investigator Haney and disclosed that she had been the anonymous tipster who called the month prior. Calderwood was arrested on May 9, 2022, and charged with kidnapping, murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree and tampering with physical evidence. He has pleaded not guilty. Lieutenant Ryan Browning from the Homer Police Department told Dateline in 2023 that Calderwood is still in jail pending trial at the Wildwood Pretrial Facility in Kenai, Alaska. Duffy's body has still not been found. Police urge anyone with information on the case to contact the Homer Police Department at 907-235-3150 or Crime Stoppers at 907-283-8477.

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    Florence Okpealuk

    33-year-old Florence Okpealuk was last seen on West Beach in Nome, Alaska on October 14, 2020. According to Florence’s sister Blaire, a witness saw Florence leaving a tent on the beach at 4:00 p.m. Blaire told Dateline she found Florence’s shoes and jacket left outside that tent. The Nome Police Department enlisted the help of the Alaska State Troopers and the FBI to aid in the search.
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    Florence Okpealuk

    33-year-old Florence Okpealuk was last seen on West Beach in Nome, Alaska on October 14, 2020. According to Florence’s sister Blaire, a witness saw Florence leaving a tent on the beach at 4:00 p.m. Blaire told Dateline she found Florence’s shoes and jacket left outside that tent. The Nome Police Department enlisted the help of the Alaska State Troopers and the FBI to aid in the search.

    Search efforts have included mini-submarines, helicopters and private citizens. In 2022, the Nome Police Department conducted a search using cadaver dogs. In 2023, Chief William Crocket from the Nome Police Department told Dateline that Florence is still considered a missing person. He added that the department is unsure if foul play was a factor in her disappearance, suggesting that the vast nature and wildlife in Nome can be blamed for many deaths. "We're essentially looking for a body at this point, and the body will tell us what happened -- hopefully," he said. He noted that the department is becoming "increasingly less and less optimistic" that they will be able to find her. Florence is 5’2”, 142 lbs., with black hair and eyes. She has no scars, marks or tattoos. It is unknown what she was last seen wearing or which direction she was headed when she left the tent on the tbeach. If you have information about Florence’s disappearance please contact the Nome Police Department at (907) 443-5262.

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    Doren Sanford

    Doren Sanford was in Fairbanks, Alaska on August 20, 2020 to look at some property he was interested in purchasing when he vanished. He was last known to be in the area of Airport Road searching for his lost Rottweiler, Groot. Both are missing. Doren, who was 34 at the time, was raised in Tok with his large extended family, and lived in Anchorage where he worked as a heavy equipment operator/laborer.
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    Doren Sanford

    Doren Sanford was in Fairbanks, Alaska on August 20, 2020 to look at some property he was interested in purchasing when he vanished. He was last known to be in the area of Airport Road searching for his lost Rottweiler, Groot. Both are missing. Doren, who was 34 at the time, was raised in Tok with his large extended family, and lived in Anchorage where he worked as a heavy equipment operator/laborer.

    He had recently started his own business, Sanford Home Repair & Remodel. Lieutenant Jess Carson of the Alaska State Troopers told Dateline in March of 2021 that troopers suspect foul play in Doren’s disappearance and believe they’ve already spoken to people who know what happened to him. In November of 2023, Carson told Dateline that the Alaska State Troopers have conducted at least 15 additional interviews and performed several more searches, employing the use of cadaver dogs and ground penetrating radar to help find Doren. He told Dateline that investigators “haven’t found any viable leads,” though they are hopeful that the Seattle division of the FBI will soon join the case. Doren is described as being 5’10”, weighing approximately 140-160 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. A Facebook page “Find Doren Sanford” has been created to share developments in the case. If you have tips on Doren's case please call the non-emergency dispatch line of the Fairbanks division of the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 451-5100.

    Or submit a tip at www.capecops.com/tips or an anonymous tip at https://new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-report/anonymous. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Please reference case number 20-011323.

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ARIZONA

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    Michelle Bernstein-Schultz

    36-year-old Michelle Bernstein-Schultz was last heard from on June 29, 2022. Michelle’s sister, Daniella, told Dateline that at the time of her disappearance, Michelle had been living with her boyfriend in Phoenix, Arizona. According to Daniella, on June 29, Michelle had been texting a friend all day. The last message the friend received from her was around 4:03 p.m.
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    Michelle Bernstein-Schultz

    36-year-old Michelle Bernstein-Schultz was last heard from on June 29, 2022. Michelle’s sister, Daniella, told Dateline that at the time of her disappearance, Michelle had been living with her boyfriend in Phoenix, Arizona. According to Daniella, on June 29, Michelle had been texting a friend all day. The last message the friend received from her was around 4:03 p.m.

    Michelle’s mother, Patricia, told Dateline that the next day, she received a concerning text from Michelle’s boyfriend. He told her that Michelle had not been seen or heard from since June 29 and that he had reported her missing. According to Patricia, she then called Michelle’s boyfriend and he told her that earlier that day, Michelle told him that she wasn’t feeling well and didn’t want to be bothered, so when he got home later that night, he went to sleep on the couch. Patricia told Dateline he said when he got up the next morning, Michelle wasn’t in the bedroom. Patricia said that he told her all of Michelle’s belongings were left behind including her keys, phone, license, dog, and car. Dateline attempted to reach out to Michelle’s boyfriend for comment but was unsuccessful. In July of 2022, the Phoenix Police Department posted on Twitter that Michelle was “last seen on June 29th in the area of 40th St and Greenway Rd,”in Phoenix. The police did not indicate whether they believe foul play is involved and no persons of interest have been named in Michelle’s disappearance. There have been no new updates on Michelle’s case since. According to local NBC affiliate 12News, the Phoenix Police Department confirmed that Michelle’s case was still open as of June 2023. In February of 2023, Michelle’s family set up a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to the conviction or arrest of the person responsible for her disappearance, also according to 12News. Michelle is 5’6" tall, about 170 lbs., with short black hair. According to police, Michelle was last seen wearing a black face mask and gray sandals with fluorescent green accents. Anyone with information on Michelle's whereabouts is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-534-2121.

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    Daniel Robinson

    On June 23, 2021, 24-year-old Daniel Robinson drove his 2017 blue Jeep Renegade away from his job site in the desert area west of Sun Valley Parkway, just north of Cactus Road in Buckeye, Arizona and hasn’t been seen since. In July of 2021, Daniel’s Jeep was discovered by a rancher in a ravine on his property about four miles southwest of the jobsite where Daniel was last seen.
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    Daniel Robinson

    On June 23, 2021, 24-year-old Daniel Robinson drove his 2017 blue Jeep Renegade away from his job site in the desert area west of Sun Valley Parkway, just north of Cactus Road in Buckeye, Arizona and hasn’t been seen since. In July of 2021, Daniel’s Jeep was discovered by a rancher in a ravine on his property about four miles southwest of the jobsite where Daniel was last seen.

    Police say the Jeep appeared to have rolled and landed on its side. Several of Daniel’s belongings were found at the scene, including clothes, his cell phone, wallet, and keys. A ground search was conducted, but nothing was found. Daniel’s father, David Robinson, traveled cross-country to search for his son. In 2022, he spoke with Josh Mankiewicz for an episode of the podcast series “Dateline: Missing in America” and said he would not leave Arizona until he finds his son. “It seems like it is simple, but when you are actually on the ground looking, it takes time,” he said. “You know, even with the people that we have it takes time... It’s a lot of time, effort and money to keep things going and I get weary at times that it is going to fade eventually and I won’t have that kind of support anymore.” David remains determined to get answers. “As a father, my drive is to find my son. So I will do whatever it takes to make it happen,” he vowed. In 2023, Carissa Planalp, a public information officer with the Buckeye PD, told Dateline that Daniel is still considered a missing person. "The investigation remains open and active until we are able to locate Daniel," she said. So far, police don't have any evidence proving that foul play was involved in Daniel's disappearance. The department also told Dateline that they have not identified any persons of interest in the case. Daniel is 5’8”, and weighs about 165 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. He is missing part of his right arm from the forearm down. Anyone with information on Daniel’s case is asked to call the Buckeye Police at 623-349-6400 or the Buckeye Police tip line at 623-349-6411 or the tipline created by Daniel's father at 844-602-0660.

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ARKANSAS

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    Brad Allen

    Brad Allen, 38, was last seen in the early morning hours of July 18, 2017, on his family’s property in Fountain Hill, Arkansas. Brad’s girlfriend, Megan Coady, told Dateline in 2018 that she and Brad had gotten into an argument the night before and he told her he was going on a walk through the woods to cool off.
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    Brad Allen

    Brad Allen, 38, was last seen in the early morning hours of July 18, 2017, on his family’s property in Fountain Hill, Arkansas. Brad’s girlfriend, Megan Coady, told Dateline in 2018 that she and Brad had gotten into an argument the night before and he told her he was going on a walk through the woods to cool off.

    When she woke up later that morning and Brad hadn’t returned home, Megan grew concerned. After a few days of searching, the family called authorities to report Brad missing. Police told Dateline in April of 2018, that they interviewed Brad’s family, friends and coworkers, but there were no persons of interest at that time. Daniel Watson, an investigator with the Ashley County Sheriff's Department, told Dateline in 2023 that "nothing has panned out at all," and referred to Brad as a "missing person with no leads right now." Foul play is suspected in Brad’s disappearance. If you have any information on Brad’s whereabouts, please contact the Ashley County Sheriff's Office at (870) 853-2040.

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  • Brooke Allensworth
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    Brooke Allensworth

    Brooke Allensworth was last seen on July 12, 2018, a day after getting her hair and nails done at a salon in Independence County, Arkansas. She was 37 years old at the time. According to NBC affiliate KARK, Brooke’s father reported her missing on July 26 to the Searcy County Police Department, as Brooke lived in Searcy County at the time.
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    Brooke Allensworth

    Brooke Allensworth was last seen on July 12, 2018, a day after getting her hair and nails done at a salon in Independence County, Arkansas. She was 37 years old at the time. According to NBC affiliate KARK, Brooke’s father reported her missing on July 26 to the Searcy County Police Department, as Brooke lived in Searcy County at the time.

    On July 27, police in Independence County got a call that a vehicle registered to Brooke was found under a bridge. Some of her personal belongings were found inside the car. There was no sign of a struggle. In 2023, Cindy Murphy, the Communications Director of the Arkansas Department of Public Safety, told Dateline in an email that Brooke's case "is still active with the most recent investigative action in October of this year." Brooke is described as being 5’8” and weighing 180 lbs. If you have any information on the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, please call the Arkansas State Police at (501) 618-8000.

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CALIFORNIA

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    Dia Abrams

    It’s been more than two years since 65-year-old Lydia Abrams, known as Dia, vanished from Mountain Center, California. Dateline spoke with Keith Harper who said that he and Dia started dating in 2016 and got engaged in 2019. According to Keith, the two were living together in Dia’s Mountain Center home where he worked as the property’s ranch manager.
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    Dia Abrams

    It’s been more than two years since 65-year-old Lydia Abrams, known as Dia, vanished from Mountain Center, California. Dateline spoke with Keith Harper who said that he and Dia started dating in 2016 and got engaged in 2019. According to Keith, the two were living together in Dia’s Mountain Center home where he worked as the property’s ranch manager.

    Keith told Dateline that on June 6, 2020, he and Dia had lunch together around 2:30 p.m. at home and then he left to do some work on the property. He said when he returned to the home around 7:30 p.m. he found Dia’s cell phone charging in their bedroom. Her purse was in the house, and her truck was outside. Dia was nowhere to be found. Keith told Dateline that after Dia didn’t return home that night, he reported her missing the next day. Dia’s son, Clinton Abrams, told Dateline he learned about his mother’s disappearance from one of her neighbors and immediately left his home in San Diego to go to the ranch. “I drove up there that Sunday,” he said. And by Monday, “missing persons came out, homicide came out, there was a dive team.” Clinton told Dateline he believes Keith Harper knows more about Dia’s disappearance than he has revealed. When asked by Dateline if he had something to do with Dia’s disappearance, Keith Harper responded, “Absolutely not.” In June 2023, Dateline featured Dia's case in our podcast series "Dateline: Missing in America." The Riverside County Sheriff's Office told Dateline in June that the "homicide unit is pursuing all leads they can, but they cannot comment about evidence in the investigation." They also confirmed that Keith Harper is considered a person of interest in Dia's disappearance. In October 2023, the Riverside County Sheriff's Office conducted a search of Dia's property where Keith Harper was still serving as the ranch manager and as co-trustee of Dia's estate. It is unclear what was discovered during the search. The Riverside County Sheriff's Office Media Information Bureau confirmed to Dateline that a search warrant was served but said that "no further details are available at this time." In November 2023, a judge removed Harper as co-trustee of Dia's estate after he tried to list the property with a real estate agent. Rewards totaling $300,000 are being offered by the Dia Kenshalo Abrams Trust in connection to the case. Dia is 5’6” with blue eyes. When she was last seen, Dia’s hair was blonde and she weighed 135 lbs. Anyone with information on Dia’s disappearance is asked to contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department after-hours hotline at 951-776-1099, Investigator Loureiro at 760-578-2101, or Investigator Vasquez at 951-203-3767.

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    Christina Bastian

    High school teacher Christina Bastian and her dog, Coco, were last seen together in the early hours of November 1, 2015, at a friend's home near Apple Valley, California. The 34-year-old’s belongings were later found strewn along Highway 247, near Lucerne Valley. Her truck was located, abandoned, on a dirt road along Highway 62.
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    Christina Bastian

    High school teacher Christina Bastian and her dog, Coco, were last seen together in the early hours of November 1, 2015, at a friend's home near Apple Valley, California. The 34-year-old’s belongings were later found strewn along Highway 247, near Lucerne Valley. Her truck was located, abandoned, on a dirt road along Highway 62.

    The next day, Coco was found alive by a stranger nearly 70 miles from where Christina’s truck had been located. In the eight years since Christina vanished, there have been few clues discovered in the case. Her mother, Cheryl Denny, continues to post on the Facebook page ‘Help Find Christina Bastian’ and tirelessly searches for her daughter. The Apple Valley Police Department told Dateline in 2022 that they are looking at this case as a homicide. In 2023, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department confirmed that Cristina's case is still open. If you have any information regarding Christina’s case, please call the Apple Valley Police Department at (760) 240-7400 or the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department at (909) 884-0156.

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    Nancy Bromet

    Nancy Bromet left her father’s home in Sunrise, Florida on November 12, 2015, to head to Bakersfield, California with her boyfriend, a long-haul truck driver. On November 17, the 37-year-old called her sister Laura saying she was in distress and wanted to come home. Laura told Dateline that after a few days of not hearing from her sister, she began to call Nancy’s boyfriend.
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    Nancy Bromet

    Nancy Bromet left her father’s home in Sunrise, Florida on November 12, 2015, to head to Bakersfield, California with her boyfriend, a long-haul truck driver. On November 17, the 37-year-old called her sister Laura saying she was in distress and wanted to come home. Laura told Dateline that after a few days of not hearing from her sister, she began to call Nancy’s boyfriend.

    On November 22, the boyfriend reported Nancy missing. According to police, he said that he had dropped Nancy off at a shopping mall outside El Centro, California while he was finishing deliveries and Nancy was not there when he returned. Shortly after Nancy disappeared, Dateline spoke with Detective Luis Hernandez of the El Centro Police Department. “We’ve talked to businesses in that area where she was supposedly dropped off,” he said. “We passed out fliers, and put her on our El Centro Police Department Facebook page. But she hasn’t been seen since.” He noted that at that time there was no indication of foul play. In 2023, however, Sergeant Fisher from the El Centro Police Department told Dateline that "everything is pointing to" Nancy's boyfriend being responsible for her disappearance and "possible death." Fisher told Dateline that there have been no updates in her case in the past few years and that her body has not been found. Nancy is 5’2”, weighs 165 lbs., and has brown hair and eyes. She would be 45 years old today. Anyone with information regarding Nancy’s disappearance is asked to call the El Centro Police Department at (760) 337-4861.

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  • Cecilia Cabrera
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    Cecilia Cabrera

    The last images of Cecilia Cabrera were captured on security footage from the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California. It was just before 1:00 a.m. on June 9, 2016, when the 31-year-old was seen leaving the casino in her dark gray Chevrolet Malibu. Several hours later, a call came in to the California State Highway Patrol that a burning vehicle had been discovered in an orchard near Goshen, about 30 miles from the casino. It was Cecilia’s car, but she was not inside.
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    Cecilia Cabrera

    The last images of Cecilia Cabrera were captured on security footage from the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California. It was just before 1:00 a.m. on June 9, 2016, when the 31-year-old was seen leaving the casino in her dark gray Chevrolet Malibu. Several hours later, a call came in to the California State Highway Patrol that a burning vehicle had been discovered in an orchard near Goshen, about 30 miles from the casino. It was Cecilia’s car, but she was not inside.

    Cecilia was last seen with her husband, Francisco Valdivia. In December of 2016, the Tulare County District Attorney's office filed charges against Valdivia for felony murder and arson. Rosalina Lopez – a woman who was also married to Valdivia – was charged with one felony count of being an accessory to murder after the fact. Valdivia and Lopez were arraigned at the Tulare County Pretrial Facility on December 14, 2016. In November of 2023, Stuart Anderson, the Communications Director with the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, told Dateline that Valdivia’s trial is set to begin on March 5, 2024. According to Anderson, Valdivia pleaded not guilty and is currently being held at the Tulare County Jail. Anderson also told Dateline that his co-defendant, Rosalina Lopez, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact. “[Lopez] was sentenced to three years in custody but was released after the plea due to time served awaiting trial,” Anderson told Dateline in an email. Cecilia’s body has still not been found. If you have any information in Cecilia’s case, please call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 735-1880.

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    The California Five

    Despite active pursuits on social media for many years now, the families of five young men who went missing in the San Francisco, California area more than a decade ago still have few answers. Jackson Miller, missing May 15, 2010, Cameron Remmer, missing October 6, 2011, Shawn Dickerson, missing December 2, 2011, Crishtian Hughes, missing February 7, 2013, and Sean Sidi, missing May 21, 2013, all vanished from various areas of San Francisco without a trace.
    Missing in America

    The California Five

    Despite active pursuits on social media for many years now, the families of five young men who went missing in the San Francisco, California area more than a decade ago still have few answers. Jackson Miller, missing May 15, 2010, Cameron Remmer, missing October 6, 2011, Shawn Dickerson, missing December 2, 2011, Crishtian Hughes, missing February 7, 2013, and Sean Sidi, missing May 21, 2013, all vanished from various areas of San Francisco without a trace.

    On March 26, 2021, a possible sighting of Jackson Miller at a Target in Woodland, California shined a new light on the cases. A woman called the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and reported that she had been approached by a man who identified himself as “Jackson” and stated he was a missing person and asked her for a ride. She declined and he left. According to Oxygen, the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children has since conducted a forensic cross-analysis of the Target surveillance images. The results came back “inconclusive," John Bischoff, Vice President of the Missing Children Division, said. Leads and searches have unearthed virtually no clues in any of their cases, but members of each family have banded together to help in the search efforts and cope with their shared grief. Dateline was not able to confirm the status of the investigation into any of the individual cases in 2023. If you have any information regarding any of these five cases, please contact the San Francisco Police Department at (415) 558-5508.

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    Donald Cavanaugh

    Donald Cavanaugh was one of two men who disappeared more than a decade ago after working on the same small horse ranch in California outside Westport, a town with only 60 residents. Donald, then 63, was reported missing in May 2005, in Ukiah, California after a dispute with his nephew, James DeNoyer, who was the ranch owner. David Neily, 69, was reported missing in Westport, California just one year later, also reportedly after a confrontation with DeNoyer.
    Missing in America

    Donald Cavanaugh

    Donald Cavanaugh was one of two men who disappeared more than a decade ago after working on the same small horse ranch in California outside Westport, a town with only 60 residents. Donald, then 63, was reported missing in May 2005, in Ukiah, California after a dispute with his nephew, James DeNoyer, who was the ranch owner. David Neily, 69, was reported missing in Westport, California just one year later, also reportedly after a confrontation with DeNoyer.

    Both men's vehicles were found on DeNoyer's ranch property. DeNoyer denies having any information or involvement in either man’s disappearance and has not been named a suspect. In 2023, Lieutenant Andrew Porter with the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Dateline that DeNoyer is not a suspect. "We don't have any evidence that he did something," said Porter. For years, both Donald Cavanaugh and David Neily had been feared dead. In May 2021, human remains were found by an employee at a private nature reserve in an old-growth Douglas Fir forest in Branscomb, about 3.5 miles from where David Neily’s car had been found 15 years earlier. DNA analysis of the remains and dental records examined by Jim Wood, a California Assembly member and forensic dentistry expert, determined they belonged to Neily. The examination found no evidence of trauma and the sheriff’s office continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding Neily’s disappearance. Donald Cavanaugh is still missing. The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office told Dateline in 2023 that his case is still open and under investigation. If you have information about either of these cases, you are encouraged to call the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office at (707) 234-2100.

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  • Missing in America

    Corey Daniely

    33-year-old Corey Daniely was last seen on August 7, 2023 walking away from a house in Kerman, California. It was his birthday. His mother, Tamecka Harris, told Dateline that she spoke to a man who had been at the house with her son, who told her that Corey had gotten into an argument with another man at the house.
    Missing in America

    Corey Daniely

    33-year-old Corey Daniely was last seen on August 7, 2023 walking away from a house in Kerman, California. It was his birthday. His mother, Tamecka Harris, told Dateline that she spoke to a man who had been at the house with her son, who told her that Corey had gotten into an argument with another man at the house.

    Tamecka told Dateline the man she spoke with suggested that Corey might have hitchhiked back to Santa Rosa from Kerman — a nearly four hour journey. Dateline reached out to the man Tamecka said she spoke with about that night but has yet to receive a response. On August 9, Corey’s family reported him missing. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Corey’s disappearance. Public Information Officer Tony Botti told Dateline in an email that on August 4, Corey and a friend were dropped off at a home along the 2500 block of South Bishop in Fresno County. He said the friend knew people staying at the home. According to Officer Botti, Corey was last seen at about 3 a.m. on August 7 leaving the home on foot walking northwest, toward the city of Kerman. He noted that “it is not clear what caused him to walk away.” Officer Botti told Dateline that the Fresno County Search and Rescue Team conducted multiple ground searches centering out from the location where Corey was last seen. At this time, there are no persons of interest in Corey’s case, however authorities do suspect foul play. “This is due to Corey being an active person who either speaks with people or attends events on a regular basis, so it is strange for him to no longer be seen or heard from,” Officer Botti said. Corey is 5’8”, 190 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing red sweatpants, no shirt, and Nike shoes. Anyone with information about Corey’s disappearance is asked to contact the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-3111.

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    Dane Elkins

    UC Santa Cruz student Dane Elkins, 22, was last known to be in the area of Castaic, California, around 8:20 p.m. on December 21, 2020. His car was found abandoned with a flat tire. His wallet and cell phone were located inside, but there was no sign of Dane. Dane’s mother, Deborah, told Dateline in 2021 that she spoke to her son that day.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Dane Elkins

    UC Santa Cruz student Dane Elkins, 22, was last known to be in the area of Castaic, California, around 8:20 p.m. on December 21, 2020. His car was found abandoned with a flat tire. His wallet and cell phone were located inside, but there was no sign of Dane. Dane’s mother, Deborah, told Dateline in 2021 that she spoke to her son that day.

    She added that in the days leading up to his disappearance, Dane had become mentally distressed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and that he had been driving back and forth between their home in Brentwood and Santa Cruz, where he was an engineering student. For nearly three years, Dane’s family has used social media to reach out to the community for information on his whereabouts. A Facebook group ‘Searching for Dane Elkins’ and the TikTok account @KindnessMom were launched to help with the search. According to a message posted on the Facebook page in 2023, the family believes the most recent sighting of Dane was in Santa Cruz, California in April of 2022. The family asks anyone who thinks they’ve spotted someone who might be Dane to take a photo of the individual and send it to searchingfordaneelkins@gmail.com, which will allow the family to better determine if it actually could be Dane before passing it along to investigators. They urge people not to call the police right away for the sake of Dane’s mental health and for fear that it may make matters worse. Dane is described as being 5’11”, and weighing 170 lbs. He has brown hair and green eyes. His family said he had facial hair in the days before his disappearance. Anyone with information on his location is urged to call the LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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  • Monique Figueroa
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    Monique Figueroa

    Monique Figueroa told her family on May 19, 2015, that she was heading from her father’s home in Littlerock, California to visit friends in Los Angeles. Police recovered her 2004 Mercedes abandoned in a rural area outside Los Angeles several days later. Forensic tests were conducted, but no clues to Monique’s disappearance were uncovered.
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    Monique Figueroa

    Monique Figueroa told her family on May 19, 2015, that she was heading from her father’s home in Littlerock, California to visit friends in Los Angeles. Police recovered her 2004 Mercedes abandoned in a rural area outside Los Angeles several days later. Forensic tests were conducted, but no clues to Monique’s disappearance were uncovered.

    Several searches done over the past eight years in relation to the case have not yielded anything significant. “I love my daughter; I would love her remains to be found and this case brought to a closure,” her father, Jeff, told Dateline. A $20,000 reward for information leading to arrests and conviction in Monique’s disappearance was reestablished by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on April 4, 2021. In 2023, Dateline made multiple attempts to contact Detective Karen Shonka, the lead investigator on Monique’s case, but was unable to speak with her. If you have any information regarding Monique’s case, please call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (323) 890-5500 or Detective Karen Shonka at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5621 and refer to Report No. 015-07325-2661-400.

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  • Cajairah Fraise
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    Cajairah Fraise

    22-year-old Cajairah Fraise was last seen on February 23, 2023. She was eight months pregnant with a boy. At the time of her disappearance, Cajairah was living in Marino Valley with her parents. Her mother, Karah Fraise, told Dateline that Cajairah was standing in front of a Jack in the Box drive-through in Beaumont while she and her husband went through the drive-through to order.
    Missing in America

    Cajairah Fraise

    22-year-old Cajairah Fraise was last seen on February 23, 2023. She was eight months pregnant with a boy. At the time of her disappearance, Cajairah was living in Marino Valley with her parents. Her mother, Karah Fraise, told Dateline that Cajairah was standing in front of a Jack in the Box drive-through in Beaumont while she and her husband went through the drive-through to order.

    “He pulled forward. He looked at her. She was still standing there,” Karah said. “He backed the car up, paid for the food, pulled back forward, and she was gone. So the last time we seen her was when she was standing at the end of the drive-through. She literally disappeared in minutes.” Beaumont Police Department Public Information Officer Marcedes Cashmer told Dateline that multiple ground searches were done for Cajairah, adding that security footage showed her “walking south, away from the area of the Jack in the Box and behind businesses in the same center as the food establishment” on the same night she disappeared. Karah told Dateline that she believes her daughter may have been suffering a medical emergency causing her to walk away. Foul play is not suspected in Cajairah’s disappearance at this time. According to Officer Cashmer, the Beaumont Police Department is continuing to “pursue any and all leads to locate Cajairah.” Karah told Dateline that she believes her daughter was abducted, although Cashmer told Dateline that there is no evidence at this time that suggests that. Karah has Facebook and Instagram pages called “Find Cajairah” dedicated to getting answers about her daughter’s disappearance. Cajairah is 5’7” and 160 lbs. She was last seen wearing a black jacket and grey sweats. According to her mother, she has several medical needs and food intolerances. Her son would be 8 months old. Anyone with information is asked to call the Beaumont Police Department at 951-769-8500 or the Dock Ellis Foundation at 888-222-6050. Information can also be reported anonymously at crimetips@beaumontpd.org.

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  • Missing in America

    Arelie Garcia

    Arelie Garcia was last seen in Salinas, California on September 22, 2022. She was supposed to work a shift at her job as a service advisor at My Chevrolet in Salinas, but never clocked in. Her family tracked her phone to Big Sur, which is about an hour away from Salinas. Her vehicle was found by her sister on Highway 1 near the Little Sur River in Big Sur with her cell phone, wallet, and keys all inside.
    Missing in America

    Arelie Garcia

    Arelie Garcia was last seen in Salinas, California on September 22, 2022. She was supposed to work a shift at her job as a service advisor at My Chevrolet in Salinas, but never clocked in. Her family tracked her phone to Big Sur, which is about an hour away from Salinas. Her vehicle was found by her sister on Highway 1 near the Little Sur River in Big Sur with her cell phone, wallet, and keys all inside.

    Detective Edwin Cruz with the Salinas Police Department, the lead detective on Arelie’s case, told Dateline in an email that surveillance video showed that Arelie left her residence alone in her vehicle on the morning of September 22. He added that, “no one approached her and there is no indication that her vehicle was followed.” He went on to say that detectives scanned footage and believe a vehicle matching hers passed the Carmel Highlands General store -- about 40 minutes away from her apartment, a route he said is consistent with where Arelie’s vehicle was later found in Big Sur. He said at the time, there were “no obvious indications” of foul play. “An extensive search was conducted on the day of her disappearance by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team by drone. This search was repeated the following day, 9/23/22 on foot by the Search and Rescue Team with the assistance of drones and a CHP airplane,” Det. Cruz wrote. “Arelie was not located, and no evidence was found. This area was searched again on 10/2/22 by SPD Detectives, MCSO Search and Rescue, a drone, and a trained cadaver dog with no findings. MCSO has conducted additional searches since 10/2/22 with no success.” Detective Cruz told Dateline that multiple search warrants for Arelie’s electronic devices and bank accounts have been conducted and there has been no activity since the time she disappeared. “Detectives have [interviewed] 62 persons including Arelie’s family, friends, and co-workers with no investigative leads,” he wrote. According to the detective, Arelie’s case is an ongoing and active investigation. The family runs an Instagram page, a website, and Google toolkit — all dedicated to bringing Arelie home. Arelie is 5’5,” about 150 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black leggings. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Cruz with the Salinas Police Department at 831-758-7393 or the anonymous tip line at 831-775-4222.

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    Diana Rose Alejandre Garcia Gonzalez

    Diana Rose Alejandre Garcia Gonzalez had been known to travel between Winterhaven, California, Yuma, Arizona, and Mexico, but when her family hadn’t been able to contact her for two months, they reported her missing in June 2020. In September 2020, Dateline spoke with Investigator J. Hurtado of the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office who said Diana was last known to be in Winterhaven at the home she shared with her girlfriend, Danielle Meeden.
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    Diana Rose Alejandre Garcia Gonzalez

    Diana Rose Alejandre Garcia Gonzalez had been known to travel between Winterhaven, California, Yuma, Arizona, and Mexico, but when her family hadn’t been able to contact her for two months, they reported her missing in June 2020. In September 2020, Dateline spoke with Investigator J. Hurtado of the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office who said Diana was last known to be in Winterhaven at the home she shared with her girlfriend, Danielle Meeden.

    Authorities believe she disappeared on May 4, 2020. Hurtado said they were actively searching for Diana and had interviewed several people about her disappearance. Investigator Hurtado would not comment further on details due to the ongoing nature of the investigation. “There are many stories and rumors around this case,” Investigator Hurtado said at the time. “So it’s hard to say at this time if foul play is involved.” Dateline made several attempts to contact the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office in November of 2023 but was unable to speak with anyone familiar with the case. Diana is described as being 5'3" and weighing approximately 180 lbs., with brown hair and eyes. Diana’s family said she dyes her hair often, so it may be a lighter brown or blonde color. Anyone who may have information about Diane’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit at 442-265-2105 and reference case #2006-1642.

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    Max Greenfield

    On the night of March 17, 2018, Max Greenfield began messaging his friends asking if anyone wanted to go to the Lucky 7 Casino in Smith River, California. The casino was less than a 15-minute drive from Max’s house in Bookings, Oregon, and family says he went there often with friends.
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    Max Greenfield

    On the night of March 17, 2018, Max Greenfield began messaging his friends asking if anyone wanted to go to the Lucky 7 Casino in Smith River, California. The casino was less than a 15-minute drive from Max’s house in Bookings, Oregon, and family says he went there often with friends.

    Security footage provided by the casino shows Max, 25, arriving around 1:00 a.m. A Curry County Sheriff’s Office press release says Max was then seen going outside the casino and waiting near the back door. Around 1:50 a.m., security footage shows Max talking to a white adult male in front of the casino. Max and the man are then seen walking south across the parking lot, parallel to Highway 101, until they go off camera, still walking south. Eighteen minutes later, the man re-enters the casino alone. In a statement to authorities, the man said he and Max “went separate ways after leaving the casino.” Police told Dateline in 2018 that after conducting numerous interviews and searches they do have suspects in the case but are not publicly releasing their names. Authorities say foul play is suspected and Max’s case is being treated as a homicide investigation. Since the casino is in Del Norte County, Curry County investigators handed the case over to the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office once it was determined that’s where Max was last seen. In December 2021, NBC affiliate KOBI-TV reported that the Del Norte County Sheriff's Office announced it “anticipates significant progress" in the investigation into Max’s disappearance based on new information and potential evidence. In 2023, the Del Norte Sheriff's Office confirmed to Dateline that Max is still considered a missing person and his case is still being investigated. If you have any information on Max’s case, please contact the Del Norte Sheriff's office at (707) 464-4191.

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  • Karlie Gus?, 16, is missing from her home in Chalfant, California.
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    Karlie Gusé

    On October 12, 2018, 16-year-old Karlie Gusé left her home in Chalfant, California to hang out with friends nearby. Karlie’s stepmother, Melissa, told Dateline she picked Karlie up from town and brought her home around 9:00 p.m. According to Melissa, they ate dinner together before Karlie went to bed.
    Missing in America

    Karlie Gusé

    On October 12, 2018, 16-year-old Karlie Gusé left her home in Chalfant, California to hang out with friends nearby. Karlie’s stepmother, Melissa, told Dateline she picked Karlie up from town and brought her home around 9:00 p.m. According to Melissa, they ate dinner together before Karlie went to bed.

    Karlie’s father, Zachary, told Dateline that Karlie seemed “disoriented” before she went to bed, but would not comment further on her condition. Melissa said she went to Karlie’s room early the next morning to check on her stepdaughter, but Karlie was nowhere to be found. Five months later, Melissa appeared on the Dr. Phil daytime talk show, and told Dr. Phil she had lied to NBC when she spoke to Dateline. “Melissa, you told NBC, the next morning that at 5:45 a.m., you did your usual routine of opening up the kids’ doors, saying good morning, getting them ready for school -- that sort of thing. Did you -- she was still in bed at that time -- did you go back and lay down?” Dr. Phil asked Melissa on the show which aired on March 25, 2019. “No. That -- the Dateline NBC?” Melissa answered. “Yeah, that was a false story. Because I wasn’t – it was a lie about checking in on Karlie. Because it was in the beginning, and I didn’t know what to say and – I shouldn’t have even done the interview.” Karlie’s mother, Lindsay Fairley, who lives in Nevada, told Dateline in 2018 that she had been sick to her stomach from the pain her daughter’s disappearance had caused. Authorities say Karlie was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and gray sweatpants. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Karlie’s discovery. If you have any information about Karlie’s disappearance, please call the Mono County Sheriff’s Office at 760-932-7549 or email them directly at karliegusetips@monosheriff.org. You can also contact the Sacramento Office of the FBI at 916-746-7000 or submit an online tip at tips.fbi.gov.

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  • Missing in America

    Rico Omarr Harris

    Former Harlem Globetrotter Rico Omarr Harris was in the middle of a big life move from California to Oregon in the fall of 2014. He was traveling to visit his girlfriend in Seattle when, on October 10, 2014, he mysteriously disappeared. Rico, then 37, was last seen leaving the home that he shared with his mother in Alhambra, California.
    Missing in America

    Rico Omarr Harris

    Former Harlem Globetrotter Rico Omarr Harris was in the middle of a big life move from California to Oregon in the fall of 2014. He was traveling to visit his girlfriend in Seattle when, on October 10, 2014, he mysteriously disappeared. Rico, then 37, was last seen leaving the home that he shared with his mother in Alhambra, California.

    Three days later, his vehicle was found in the Yolo County Regional Park area near Rumsey, California, about 450 miles north of Alhambra. His wallet, cell phone and backpack were all located nearby. Anyone with information about Rico should contact the Yolo County Sheriff's Department at (530) 668-5248.

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    May “Maya” Millete

    May “Maya” Millete, a defense contractor at Naval Base San Diego and mother of three, was last seen alive on January 7, 2021, by her husband, Larry Millete, at the family’s home in Chula Vista. In July 2021, Larry Millete was named a “person of interest” in the case. He denied any involvement in his wife’s disappearance.
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    May “Maya” Millete

    May “Maya” Millete, a defense contractor at Naval Base San Diego and mother of three, was last seen alive on January 7, 2021, by her husband, Larry Millete, at the family’s home in Chula Vista. In July 2021, Larry Millete was named a “person of interest” in the case. He denied any involvement in his wife’s disappearance.

    By October, he had been arrested and charged with her murder. At a press conference on October 20, 2021, authorities released details alleging that Larry Millete used a black Lexus to transport Maya’s body on January 8, 2021. The last recorded activity on Maya’s phone was on January 8. San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan revealed that Maya had scheduled an appointment with a divorce lawyer on January 12, but never made it. The DA noted that in 2020 Larry Millete had been visiting “spellcasters” — people purporting to wield magical powers of persuasion — in an effort to make Maya want to stay in the relationship. In June of 2022, Millette’s defense attorney, Bonita Martinez, raised doubt as to her client’s competency to stand trial, which halted the criminal case. In September of 2022, San Diego Superior Court Judge Cindy Davis found Millete to be mentally competent. According to NBC affiliate NBC7 San Diego, his trial is scheduled for January of 2024. Maya’s sister Maricris made a promise to Maya’s children to find their mother’s body. If you have any information on the case or that can help locate Maya’s body, please call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477, or CVPD at 619-691-5151.

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  • Missing in America

    Lyn Palmer

    After working her normal volunteer shift at a local thrift store on April 20, 2018, 71-year-old Lyn Palmer returned to her home in Fall River Mills, California. Waiting for her was her husband of 20 years, Bob Palmer, and Bob’s daughter’s dog, a Blue Heeler named Lucy, whom they were taking care of for a few days.
    Missing in America

    Lyn Palmer

    After working her normal volunteer shift at a local thrift store on April 20, 2018, 71-year-old Lyn Palmer returned to her home in Fall River Mills, California. Waiting for her was her husband of 20 years, Bob Palmer, and Bob’s daughter’s dog, a Blue Heeler named Lucy, whom they were taking care of for a few days.

    Lyn told her husband she was going to take Lucy on her usual 15-minute walk, leaving her phone, wallet, and purse on the kitchen counter. She never returned. Four days later, Lucy returned to the house unharmed. Family and authorities have searched tirelessly for Lyn, but nothing of significance has been found. Police say there are no signs of foul play. In 2023, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Dateline that the case is still open, although they have no viable leads. The Secret Witness program of Shasta County, in collaboration with Lyn’s family, is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Lyn’s whereabouts. If you have any information please call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 245-6000. To leave a tip anonymously, call Secret Witness at (530)-243-2319.

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  • Elaine Park
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    Elaine Park

    The last time anyone saw 20-year-old Elaine Park was in the early-morning hours of Saturday, January 28, 2017. Elaine had driven to her on-again, off-again boyfriend’s family’s home in Calabasas, California the previous evening. Elaine’s mother said the young man told her that Elaine had suffered some type of panic attack around 4:00 a.m. the next morning and despite his efforts to have her stay, Elaine drove off in her car.
    Missing in America

    Elaine Park

    The last time anyone saw 20-year-old Elaine Park was in the early-morning hours of Saturday, January 28, 2017. Elaine had driven to her on-again, off-again boyfriend’s family’s home in Calabasas, California the previous evening. Elaine’s mother said the young man told her that Elaine had suffered some type of panic attack around 4:00 a.m. the next morning and despite his efforts to have her stay, Elaine drove off in her car.

    Security images from the property show Elaine’s car leaving the home, although authorities aren’t certain who is driving. Three days later, Elaine’s 2015 Honda Accord was spotted parked on the shoulder of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. The vehicle was unlocked and the key was still in the ignition. Authorities found Elaine’s cell phone and other personal belongings inside the car. According to the "Help Find Elaine Park" Facebook page, there is a family and friend reward fund for $25,000. Dateline made multiple attempts to contact the Glendale Police Department in 2023, but was unable to speak with anyone about Elaine’s case. Anyone with information regarding Elaine’s case is urged to contact the Glendale Police Department at (818) 548-4911.

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  • Lance Perkins
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    Lance Perkins

    Lance Perkins called his mother, Donna, on the night of October 23, 2016, to tell her that he was having blackouts. She told him to call 911 and go to the hospital. The 43-year-old was taken by ambulance from his hotel in San Diego to UCSD in Hillcrest. Three hours later, security cameras showed him walking out of the hospital.
    Missing in America

    Lance Perkins

    Lance Perkins called his mother, Donna, on the night of October 23, 2016, to tell her that he was having blackouts. She told him to call 911 and go to the hospital. The 43-year-old was taken by ambulance from his hotel in San Diego to UCSD in Hillcrest. Three hours later, security cameras showed him walking out of the hospital.

    He never returned to his hotel, and he never called his mother back. Because of privacy laws, it’s unclear if Lance was treated at the hospital. The San Diego Police Department has released little information in connection with the case. Authorities have reportedly conducted several searches, but few clues have been found. Dateline reached out to the San Diego Police Department in November of 2023 but was unable to obtain any further information regarding Lance’s case. Anyone with information regarding Lance’s case is urged to contact the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000.

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    Pearl Pinson

    15-year-old Pearl Pinson was abducted in Vallejo, California on May 25, 2016. Numerous witnesses told police that she was walking to her bus stop when a man dragged her and threw her into his vehicle. A day later, the suspect's vehicle was spotted and he was killed in a shootout with police. Pearl was nowhere to be found.
    Missing in America

    Pearl Pinson

    15-year-old Pearl Pinson was abducted in Vallejo, California on May 25, 2016. Numerous witnesses told police that she was walking to her bus stop when a man dragged her and threw her into his vehicle. A day later, the suspect's vehicle was spotted and he was killed in a shootout with police. Pearl was nowhere to be found.

    In November 2022, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline, "Unfortunately, Pearl Pinson is still missing and it is an open investigation. We have continued to follow up on leads as they have come in." Dateline was not able to confirm the status of the investigation in 2023. If you have any information regarding Pearl’s disappearance, please call the Solano County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 421-7090.

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    Heidi Planck

    California mother Heidi Planck, 39, was last seen leaving her then-10-year-old son’s football game in Downey, California on October 17, 2021. She was first reported missing October 20 when she failed to pick her son up from school. Hours after Heidi was last seen, her dog was found on the 28th floor of an apartment building in downtown Los Angeles.
    Missing in America

    Heidi Planck

    California mother Heidi Planck, 39, was last seen leaving her then-10-year-old son’s football game in Downey, California on October 17, 2021. She was first reported missing October 20 when she failed to pick her son up from school. Hours after Heidi was last seen, her dog was found on the 28th floor of an apartment building in downtown Los Angeles.

    Police have said their investigation led them to the Chiquita Canyon Landfill, about 40 miles northwest of the downtown location where Heidi was last seen. “Forensic evidence was located inside the building which has led detectives to believe an incident occurred resulting in Planck’s death,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in an online statement. On November 29, 2021, Los Angeles police began searching the California landfill for evidence connected to Heidi’s disappearance. Police said in the same statement that they were looking in "a specific area" of the landfill for human remains. Police also asked for tips from anyone who was at the residential building at 1201 S. Hope St., listed online as the Level Downtown Flower building, on or around October 17. In August 2022, Dateline featured Heidi’s case in season one of the podcast series Dateline: Missing in America. Josh Mankiewicz spoke with KNBC reporter Eric Leonard who has been covering the case in Los Angeles. "By combining the videos that captured who goes in and out, the access controls that record date, time, doorways of who goes in and who goes out,” he said, “they were able to narrow down who could have been involved and began to focus the investigation on them.” Leonard also told Dateline that "there was a pretty clear understanding amongst the investigators that she had attended a party or get-together and went into distress -- had some kind of medical episode.” He added that “Police were able to confirm that she -- after she died -- was likely put into an upper floor trash chute and her body fell into a giant industrial-sized dumpster and trash compactor in the ground floor of the building.” Heidi's remains have still not been located. Anyone with information on Heidi’s case is urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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    Danielle Rico

    Danielle Rico has been missing since August 21, 2022. Her mother, Billie Rico, told Dateline that Danielle came by her house in Riverside County, California, that day to tell her mother that she had gotten her car fixed, and to ask for some gas money. Billie said Danielle was wearing black jeans and a floral top. After the 39-year-old mother of two teenage girls left, Billie never saw her daughter again.
    Missing in America

    Danielle Rico

    Danielle Rico has been missing since August 21, 2022. Her mother, Billie Rico, told Dateline that Danielle came by her house in Riverside County, California, that day to tell her mother that she had gotten her car fixed, and to ask for some gas money. Billie said Danielle was wearing black jeans and a floral top. After the 39-year-old mother of two teenage girls left, Billie never saw her daughter again.

    Billie said she reached out to Danielle’s boyfriend, who told her they had been broken up for a month. Billie mentioned that when Danielle visited her on August 21, 2022, there was a man with her daughter whom she didn’t recognize and who didn’t come into her house. Dateline attempted to contact both men, but was unable to get in touch with either of them for comment. Billie said she reported Danielle missing to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office on September 13, 2022. Dateline has been in touch with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office for an update on the investigation, but they haven’t yet provided additional information. Billie told Dateline that in November of 2022, a few months after Danielle disappeared, she received screenshots from several of her daughter’s friends showing messages they’d gotten from her Facebook account. Billie does not believe the messages were actually sent by her daughter. In February of 2023, the NBC Los Angeles affiliate, NBC4, posted about Danielle’s case, stating that six months in, the police were still looking for Danielle but that homicide detectives were now investigating the case. At the time she went missing, Danielle had long brown curly hair. She is 5’2” and weighs about 140 lbs. She has brown eyes, and a fairy tattoo on her back. She also has various other tattoos on her feet and shoulders. She is missing a tooth on the right side of her mouth. Danielle’s left arm was broken several years ago and did not heal properly, leaving it visibly disabled. Anyone with information about Danielle’s disappearance is asked to call the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office at 800-950-2444 or the Hemet Station at 951-791-3400.

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  • Stacey Smart
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    Stacey Smart

    Stacey Smart has been missing from the small Trinity County town of Lewiston, California for more than seven years. According to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, the 51-year-old was last seen on October 12, 2016, at the home she shared with her boyfriend. The details of what happened in the days leading up to her disappearance remain unclear.
    Missing in America

    Stacey Smart

    Stacey Smart has been missing from the small Trinity County town of Lewiston, California for more than seven years. According to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, the 51-year-old was last seen on October 12, 2016, at the home she shared with her boyfriend. The details of what happened in the days leading up to her disappearance remain unclear.

    Dateline spoke with Stacey’s daughter Nicole Santos-Hammann in early 2017. She said her mother was usually in daily contact with family, as most of them lived in the Lewiston area. In fact, they’d all gotten together on October 2, to celebrate Stacey’s mother’s 74th birthday. But later that week, Nicole stopped hearing from her mother. Concern quickly grew, especially after news of Stacey’s grandmother’s death when no one could get ahold of her. “I called and it was disconnected,” Nicole said. “So I drove up there. No one answered the door. I left a note asking that my mother call me – that it was urgent. I never got a call.” Nicole said the family reported Stacey missing on November 2, 2016. A Facebook page called ‘Help Find Stacey Smart’ has been created for Stacey’s family and friends to post information about her case. Detective Josh Ford with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline in 2023 that the investigation is still active, though they currently have no leads. He said that the department is hoping to bring closure and answers to the family, but "we unfortunately just don't have any." Ford confirmed that there is an active $10,000 reward for information leading to Stacey’s case being closed. Stacey is described as being 5’8”, and 180 lbs., with blonde hair and blue eyes. If you have any information, you are urged to call the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 623-3740 or Trinity County Witness Program at 530-623-8138.

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    John “Jack” Stein

    John “Jack” Stein, 24, was last seen in the 3700 block of Kanan Road in Agoura Hills, California, on July 13, 2021. His family says he suffers from depression and bipolar disorder and is worried because it’s unlike him to not be in contact with someone. Jack did not have a cell phone or ID on him when he disappeared, and could have been traveling to Denver or Salt Lake City, where he has friends, or to his hometown in Minnesota.
    Missing in America

    John “Jack” Stein

    John “Jack” Stein, 24, was last seen in the 3700 block of Kanan Road in Agoura Hills, California, on July 13, 2021. His family says he suffers from depression and bipolar disorder and is worried because it’s unlike him to not be in contact with someone. Jack did not have a cell phone or ID on him when he disappeared, and could have been traveling to Denver or Salt Lake City, where he has friends, or to his hometown in Minnesota.

    Family members, friends and volunteers have scoured the woods and neighborhoods around Agoura Hills, Westlake, and Thousand Oaks, as well as Venice Beach and Malibu, searching shelters and homeless encampments. Jack is described by his family as a kind, beautiful soul who is creative and loves to draw. He is athletic and loves to surf and snowboard. He’s 6’3”, weighs about 180 lbs, and has blue eyes and shaggy strawberry-blond hair. He has a tattoo of a sparrow on his upper right thigh and circle tattoos on his chest. He was last seen wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt with the words “Tommy Hilfiger” down the arm, black shorts, and grey Nike running shoes. His sister Zoe has organized a sticker campaign to bring attention to her brother's case. You can learn more at helpfindjackstein.com. Dateline made multiple attempts to reach the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office in 2023 about Jack’s case but was unable to confirm the status of the investigation. Anyone with information on Jack’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Missing Person Unit, Det. Shannon Rincon at (323) 890-5500.

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    Michael Vanzandt

    Michael Vanzandt was last seen on the evening of March 5, 2016, while out in downtown Hermosa Beach, California. The 36-year-old was standing in line with friends outside the American Junkie gastropub at about 10:15 p.m., and then began walking toward a nearby liquor store. He has not been seen or heard from since.
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    Michael Vanzandt

    Michael Vanzandt was last seen on the evening of March 5, 2016, while out in downtown Hermosa Beach, California. The 36-year-old was standing in line with friends outside the American Junkie gastropub at about 10:15 p.m., and then began walking toward a nearby liquor store. He has not been seen or heard from since.

    An Air Force veteran and father of three, Michael was going through a divorce at the time, but family members said there were absolutely no red flags in his personal life that would have led to his disappearance. Because he was an avid swimmer, they fear he may have gone in the water for a late-night dip. However, none of Michael’s belongings were found on the beach. "It has always been our belief that he either went swimming, or accidentally fell off of the pier, and was lost at sea; which explains why neither him nor his property were ever located," former lead investigator Joshua Troz told Dateline in an email in 2023. "The LA County Lifeguard scuba team even checked under the pier twice back in 2016, and didn’t find any of his property." Troz also told Dateline that "there's no belief at this time that foul play was involved, and there have been no major breaks in the case since he went missing in 2016." Regardless, Troz said that Michael's case "remains open even though there are no more leads to work at this point." A Facebook page named “Find Mike Vanzandt'' was created to aid in his discovery. If you have any information regarding Michael’s case, please call the Hermosa Beach Police Department at (310) 318-0360.

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    Matthew Weaver Jr.

    Matthew Weaver Jr., 32, was last seen in the early morning hours of August 10, 2018, near Malibu, California. He hung out with a friend until around 4:30 a.m., and then drove to the Malibu Canyons after dropping the friend at her house. His car was found the next morning off a trail near Malibu.
    Missing in America

    Matthew Weaver Jr.

    Matthew Weaver Jr., 32, was last seen in the early morning hours of August 10, 2018, near Malibu, California. He hung out with a friend until around 4:30 a.m., and then drove to the Malibu Canyons after dropping the friend at her house. His car was found the next morning off a trail near Malibu.

    Since Matthew’s disappearance, authorities, friends, and family have conducted multiple searches, but nothing of significance has been found. His family is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to Matthew’s whereabouts. They have also created a website where people can submit any information they may have regarding Matthew’s disappearance. A Facebook page named “Help Find Matthew Weaver Jr” was also created to aid in his discovery. If you have any information on Matthew’s case, please call the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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  • Sydney West
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    Sydney West

    UC Berkeley student Sydney West has been missing since September 30, 2020. The then 19-year-old was last seen at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. After Sydney's parents in North Carolina were unable to reach her for several days, they reported her missing in North Carolina on October 1 and then again in San Francisco on October 2.
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    Sydney West

    UC Berkeley student Sydney West has been missing since September 30, 2020. The then 19-year-old was last seen at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. After Sydney's parents in North Carolina were unable to reach her for several days, they reported her missing in North Carolina on October 1 and then again in San Francisco on October 2.

    Police have released security footage of the missing student from the day she disappeared. Sydney was last seen wearing a sweatshirt, dark-colored shorts, and slip-on blue Vans shoes. According to Sydney’s family and police, there has been no activity on her cell phone, social media or bank account. Four months after Sydney vanished, her parents took to social media to announce a reward for information that leads to their daughter’s whereabouts and return. The amount has now more than doubled and stands at $25,000. The West family is working alongside an organization named “We Are The Essentials,” which is composed of former law enforcement officials and military service members who help investigate and recover missing people. In 2023, a post on the “Find Sydney West” Facebook page said that “a GoFundMe has been established by friends of the West Family to help cover travel and investigation costs of The Essentials team in hopes that we can get the West family the answers they need and deserve.” Sydney is described as being 5’10” and weighing 130 lbs. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. If you have information on Sydney’s whereabouts please call the San Francisco Police Department 24-hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444, text a tip to TIP411 (begin the text message with SFPD.)

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COLORADO

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    Miranda Conner

    30-year-old Miranda Conner was last seen on February 3, 2023, in Federal Heights, Colorado. At the time of her disappearance, Miranda was living in Denver with a roommate. She has two children. Her mother, Tabitha Spann, told Dateline that she spoke with her daughter on Thursday, February 2. She said Miranda asked her for money to cover her rent, and Tabitha told Dateline that she sent her $300.
    Missing in America

    Miranda Conner

    30-year-old Miranda Conner was last seen on February 3, 2023, in Federal Heights, Colorado. At the time of her disappearance, Miranda was living in Denver with a roommate. She has two children. Her mother, Tabitha Spann, told Dateline that she spoke with her daughter on Thursday, February 2. She said Miranda asked her for money to cover her rent, and Tabitha told Dateline that she sent her $300.

    Tabitha said that during their conversation, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. On February 4, one of Miranda’s children called Tabitha and said that she hadn’t been home in two days. Tabitha called Miranda’s roommate, who confirmed that she hadn’t heard from her, either. Tabitha told Dateline that it’s unusual for her daughter to go days without reaching out. She said friends and family tried calling Miranda’s phone but got no response. According to Tabitha, Miranda’s roommate reported her missing the next day. The Denver Police Department initially investigated Miranda’s disappearance. According to a March 2023 release from their department, Miranda was last seen in the area of W. 85th Avenue and North Pecos Street in Federal Heights. In an email, the Denver police told Dateline that the Federal Heights Police Department is now handling the case. Federal Heights Deputy Chief of Police Bob Grado told Dateline that Miranda’s disappearance is an active investigation and therefore he could not comment further on the case. He did say that investigators are asking the public to come forward if they know anything about her disappearance. Miranda is 5’6” and 125 lbs., with brown hair and eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Federal Heights Police Department at (303) 428-8833.

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  • Kelsie Schelling
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    Kelsie Schelling

    Kelsie Schelling went missing from Pueblo, Colorado, on the night of February 4, 2013, after driving there from her home in Denver to meet her boyfriend, Donthe Lucas. The 21-year-old was two months pregnant with the couple's child, a reported stress point in the relationship. Video released by the Pueblo Police Department shows Schelling’s black 2011 Chevrolet Cruze parked in front of a Walmart around noon the following day.
    Missing in America

    Kelsie Schelling

    Kelsie Schelling went missing from Pueblo, Colorado, on the night of February 4, 2013, after driving there from her home in Denver to meet her boyfriend, Donthe Lucas. The 21-year-old was two months pregnant with the couple's child, a reported stress point in the relationship. Video released by the Pueblo Police Department shows Schelling’s black 2011 Chevrolet Cruze parked in front of a Walmart around noon the following day.

    The vehicle had been left there overnight. The next day at 7:20 a.m., an unidentified person can be seen getting into Schelling’s car and driving away. The car was found abandoned a week later at Saint Mary Corwin Medical Center. In November of 2017, tips led police to conduct searches in several different areas of Pueblo in connection with Kelsie’s case, but authorities told Dateline they were unable to find anything of significance. On December 1, 2017, police arrested Donthe Lucas for the first-degree murder of Kelsie. Lucas pleaded not guilty. In March 2021, after just a few hours of deliberations, a Pueblo County jury found Donthe Lucas guilty of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. In June 2022, Dateline featured Kelsie’s case in the original Peacock TV series “The Last Day.” Police told Dateline they have searched multiple locations over the years, but have not found Kelsie’s body. According to the family’s website, they are offering up to a $50,000 reward for “information leading to Kelsie's direct return or to her location." If you have any information that can help authorities find Kelsie’s remains, please contact the Pueblo Crime Stoppers at (719) 542-7867.

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    Charlene Voight

    Charlene Voight had just moved to Littleton, Colorado from her family’s home in Southern California when she disappeared. The move, in part, was so she could finally be with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Jeff Beier. The “always happy” 36-year-old had just graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Landscape Architecture, and she was excited to start a new career.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Charlene Voight

    Charlene Voight had just moved to Littleton, Colorado from her family’s home in Southern California when she disappeared. The move, in part, was so she could finally be with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Jeff Beier. The “always happy” 36-year-old had just graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Landscape Architecture, and she was excited to start a new career.

    After not hearing from their daughter for several days, Charlene’s parents reported her missing on July 8, 2016. In March of 2018, authorities concluded a search of a landfill north of Denver in connection to Charlene’s case and while they did not find her body, they did find some of her clothes and the body of a small dog wrapped in a red sweater believed to have been Charlene’s missing Chihuahua, Toby. The dog had been decapitated. In June 2020, an Arapahoe County grand jury in Colorado indicted Jeff Beier for Charlene’s murder. According to the affidavit, investigators believe Beier dumped the items at Tower Landfill in Commerce City, Colorado on July 2, 2016. He is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree felony murder, sexual assault, two counts of tampering with evidence, third-degree assault and two counts of attempting to influence a public servant, by misleading authorities about Charlene’s disappearance. He is also charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Shortly after Charlene vanished, Beier moved to Russia, where he spent time in custody pending a decision on extradition. If convicted, he faced a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. In November of 2023, Eric Ross, the Media Relations Director for the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, told Dateline that “there is an active warrant for Jeffrey Beier’s arrest and extradition.” According to Ross, Beier is currently believed to be in Russia, but is no longer in custody. “The indictment was filed in August of 2019,” Ross told Dateline. “We received notices of his detainment in Russia in May 2020 - during the pandemic. It’s unclear exactly when he was released by Russian authorities.” Ross also told Dateline that the DA’s Office may have “better luck” getting Beier extradited if he flees to another country, but added that “he has to be re-arrested first and then the extradition process can begin again.” Charlene’s body has not been found. If you have any information regarding Charlene’s case, please call the Littleton Police Department at (303) 794-1551.

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DELAWARE

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    Nefertiri Trader

    Nefertiri Trader was last seen on June 30, 2014, by a neighbor who told police Nefertiri was forced from her home and abducted in her own silver Acura RL around 4:00 a.m. in New Castle, Delaware. Police have indicated that foul play is involved in this case, but no person of interest or suspect has been named. In a March 2017 court ruling, Nefertiri was declared legally dead in the hope of bringing in new leads to the police.
    Missing in America

    Nefertiri Trader

    Nefertiri Trader was last seen on June 30, 2014, by a neighbor who told police Nefertiri was forced from her home and abducted in her own silver Acura RL around 4:00 a.m. in New Castle, Delaware. Police have indicated that foul play is involved in this case, but no person of interest or suspect has been named. In a March 2017 court ruling, Nefertiri was declared legally dead in the hope of bringing in new leads to the police.

    The car, which authorities have also not located, had the Delaware license plate #404893. The New Castle County Police Department told Dateline in November 2023 that there are no new updates in Nefertiri's case. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information about Nefertiri's kidnapping. If you have information regarding Nefertiri’s case, please contact the Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

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FLORIDA

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    Timothy Braddy

    34-year-old Timothy Braddy was last seen on December 10, 2022, in Citrus County, Florida. Timothy is originally from Florida but had been living in Oregon for three years. Timothy’s mother, Kimberly, told Dateline that her son had driven from Oregon to Florida earlier in the month for a job opportunity. That's why, on December 9, 2022, Timothy was headed down to Tampa for the onboarding for his new job.
    Missing in America

    Timothy Braddy

    34-year-old Timothy Braddy was last seen on December 10, 2022, in Citrus County, Florida. Timothy is originally from Florida but had been living in Oregon for three years. Timothy’s mother, Kimberly, told Dateline that her son had driven from Oregon to Florida earlier in the month for a job opportunity. That's why, on December 9, 2022, Timothy was headed down to Tampa for the onboarding for his new job.

    Kimberly said she was texting Timothy that day and he seemed like he may have been lost. That was the last time Kimberly heard from her son. According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, the next day, Timothy was spotted by two residents walking on U.S. 98 in Citrus County -- it was the last time he was seen. A few days later, on December 14, his red Dodge pickup truck was found in Hernando County – about 14 minutes away from where he was last seen. Multiple searches have been done for Timothy both by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and by a nonprofit organization called ‘We Are The Essentials.’ They have utilized drones, cadaver dogs, and more in their search for Timothy, but no trace of him has been found. Timothy is 6’1” and 175 lbs., with auburn hair, a thin build, and multiple tattoos. Anyone with information about Timothy’s disappearance is asked to call the Grants Pass Police Department at (541) 450-6260.

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  • Kelley Brannon
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    Kelley Brannon

    Kelley Brannon, 36, was last known to be at the Sunshine Inn Hotel in Live Oak, Florida, on the evening of July 14, 2020, and into the early morning hours of July 15. According to Captain Jason Rountree with the Live Oak Police Department, Kelley and her boyfriend, Eddie Emerson, had been traveling from Gainesville, Florida to Detroit, Michigan in separate vehicles on July 9 when Eddie’s truck broke down.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Kelley Brannon

    Kelley Brannon, 36, was last known to be at the Sunshine Inn Hotel in Live Oak, Florida, on the evening of July 14, 2020, and into the early morning hours of July 15. According to Captain Jason Rountree with the Live Oak Police Department, Kelley and her boyfriend, Eddie Emerson, had been traveling from Gainesville, Florida to Detroit, Michigan in separate vehicles on July 9 when Eddie’s truck broke down.

    Eddie told police that they got a hotel room while awaiting car repair. After an ongoing argument, Kelley left the hotel room but continued to text her boyfriend. Just before 1:00 a.m. on July 15, Kelley left a voicemail for her boyfriend stating she was “getting in a car.” Her purse with money and ID were left behind in her own car at the hotel, but her phone and guitar were missing. Captain Rountree told Dateline that several people have been interviewed on multiple occasions, including locals who came into contact with the couple during their time in Suwannee County, the hotel guests, and Kelley’s boyfriend, Eddie. In 2020, Eddie told Dateline that he felt like he should have been there to protect her. Following Kelley’s disappearance, Eddie told Dateline, he stayed in Live Oak for four days searching for her, hanging fliers and talking to the locals. Kelley is 5’5”, weighs approximately 130 lbs., and has blue eyes and black hair that is graying. She has a circle tattoo on her right hand near her thumb. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and black shorts, carrying her guitar. In October of 2023, the Facebook page dedicated to sharing updates about Kelley's case -- "Missing Kelley Brannon" -- posted that Kelley's mother, Christine Brannon, passed away without knowing what happened to her daughter. In November of 2023, Captain Rountree confirmed Kelley’s case is still open and active. “Although they are certainly not as frequent, I am continuing to try and follow up on interviews,” he wrote in an email. He also confirmed that “foul play is considered a strong possibility at this point due to the time and circumstances surrounding Kelley's disappearance, but no current evidence can confirm this.” Captain Rountree told Dateline that there are currently no suspects, and that they “have only considered persons of interest in this case as there is a lack of physical evidence confirming Kelley's current status, or contributing to the belief that foul play has been perpetrated against her.” Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Live Oak Police Department at 386-362-7463.

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  • Leila Cavett.
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    Leila Cavett

    Leila Cavett was reported missing after her 2-year-old son, Kamdyn, was found wandering around alone outside an apartment complex in Miramar, Florida on July 26, 2020. The 21-year-old Dawsonville, Georgia mother was last seen in Hollywood, Florida, on July 25, 2020, driving a white mid-to-late ‘90s Chevy Silverado 3500 pickup truck with a red tailgate and a “Baby on Board” sign on the passenger window.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Leila Cavett

    Leila Cavett was reported missing after her 2-year-old son, Kamdyn, was found wandering around alone outside an apartment complex in Miramar, Florida on July 26, 2020. The 21-year-old Dawsonville, Georgia mother was last seen in Hollywood, Florida, on July 25, 2020, driving a white mid-to-late ‘90s Chevy Silverado 3500 pickup truck with a red tailgate and a “Baby on Board” sign on the passenger window.

    On July 28, Leila’s pickup truck was found abandoned in a Walmart parking lot in Hollywood, two miles from where her son had been found. In August 2020, federal agents arrested Shannon Demar Ryan in Florida and charged him with kidnapping in connection to Leila’s disappearance. Shortly before Ryan’s arrest, he posted a video online discussing how he met up with Leila at a RaceTrac gas station in Hollywood on July 25, 2020 to buy her truck before she disappeared. According to the arrest affidavit provided to Dateline, Ryan told investigators he paid $3,000 to Leila for her truck and the three of them left in his 2004 Gold Lexus ES 330 to spend the day at Fort Lauderdale Beach, leaving the truck behind. He told investigators that when they returned, he parked at the gas pumps at RaceTrac and Leila and her son left in a dark sedan with several unknown men. He stated it was the last time he saw her. According to the affidavit, law enforcement reviewed the security footage from the RaceTrac gas station, which did not show Ryan’s car at the pumps as he described, and did not show Leila leaving in a dark sedan. Investigators say a car resembling Ryan’s was spotted on security video in front of the apartment complex in Miramar just minutes before Leila’s son was found. On August 15, 2020, law enforcement officials searched Ryan’s Lexus and discovered a half-empty container of all-purpose cleaner with bleach, several black trash bags and a white powdery substance. In October 2020, the FBI in Miami searched the Monarch Hill Landfill in Pompano Beach, but did not release further details in the investigation, or how they were able to zero in on the landfill. “The FBI continues to actively pursue every lead related to this investigation,” the department said in a statement. “We are still seeking information about Leila Cavett’s disappearance.” Ryan is facing felony charges of second-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence and child neglect – all connected to Leila’s disappearance. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. He is being held at Broward County Jail without bond and is expected back in court on December 15, 2023. Dateline spoke with Deanna Bettineschi, the Public Information Manager of the Hollywood Police Department, in November of 2023, who confirmed that while a case is typically closed by arrest, since Leila is still missing authorities are still asking the public if they have any information, to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-967-4636.

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  • Donna Chatterton, 46 at the time she disappeared, was last seen in early February 2015.
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    Donna Chatterton

    Donna Chatterton’s mobile home in Lee County, Florida went up in flames on February 4, 2015. There were no remains found in the charred remnants of the home, and no one could find Donna. Authorities have said they believe the fire was accidental, most likely started by a space heater that was left running. However, officials do believe the 46-year-old met with some type of foul play.
    Missing in America

    Donna Chatterton

    Donna Chatterton’s mobile home in Lee County, Florida went up in flames on February 4, 2015. There were no remains found in the charred remnants of the home, and no one could find Donna. Authorities have said they believe the fire was accidental, most likely started by a space heater that was left running. However, officials do believe the 46-year-old met with some type of foul play.

    Family members said authorities came close to charging someone in connection with Donna’s disappearance, but ultimately there was not enough evidence to move forward. In 2020, NBC affiliate NBC2 News spoke to Donna's mother, Diane Bisram. Diane told them that she believes her daughter was murdered over an argument with her roommate about rent money. “The last thing I can remember, [Donna] told me [her ex-roommate] wasn’t paying his rent,” Diane told NBC2. “And I said ‘Donna, if he’s not paying you rent, then you have to tell him he has to leave.’” Donna is described as 5’2” tall, weighing 100 lbs. with blonde hair and brown eyes. She would be 54 years old today. In November 2023, a public information officer with the Lee County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Donna's case remains open and is assigned to the cold case unit. They ask that if you have any information regarding Donna’s case, to please call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Office at (239) 477-1340.

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    Lauren Dumolo

    Lauren Dumolo, 29, was last seen by her boyfriend at the apartment they shared on Coronado Parkway in Cape Coral, Florida on June 19, 2020. On the same day, Lauren’s purse was found in Four Freedoms Park, a place she was known to frequent. Her cell phone was later found in the apartment. On June 24, 2020, police deemed Lauren’s disappearance “suspicious” and the status was changed to missing person endangered, based on their investigation, according to Detective Nick Jones of the Cape Coral Police.
    missing in america

    Lauren Dumolo

    Lauren Dumolo, 29, was last seen by her boyfriend at the apartment they shared on Coronado Parkway in Cape Coral, Florida on June 19, 2020. On the same day, Lauren’s purse was found in Four Freedoms Park, a place she was known to frequent. Her cell phone was later found in the apartment. On June 24, 2020, police deemed Lauren’s disappearance “suspicious” and the status was changed to missing person endangered, based on their investigation, according to Detective Nick Jones of the Cape Coral Police.

    Police are looking at all leads in the case and Det. Jones confirmed several people have been interviewed, including Lauren’s boyfriend. He would not comment on whether anyone they’ve interviewed is being considered a person of interest in the case. Lauren is described as being 5’0” and weighing about 110 lbs. She has brown eyes and light brown hair that, at the time of her disappearance, had been dyed blonde. She has tattoos, including “Namaste” on her right side, a symbol on her wrist, an “NY” symbol on her pelvis, and rosary beads on her ankle. Lauren would be 33 years old today. Anyone with any information on Lauren’s whereabouts is asked to contact Cape Coral Police at (239) 574-3223.

    Or submit a tip at www.capecops.com/tips or an anonymous tip at https://new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-report/anonymous. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Please reference case number 20-011323.

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    Sara Ebersole

    26-year-old Sara Ebersole disappeared on March 3, 2023, in Reddick, Florida. Sara’s sister, Michelle, told Dateline she last heard from her sister on March 2 -- the night before she disappeared. She said that Sara texted her around 7 p.m. asking her for a ride home from work but Michelle wasn’t able to pick her up. Michelle said her sister texted her again at 10:11 p.m., saying that she was getting into a random truck with some cowboys.
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    Sara Ebersole

    26-year-old Sara Ebersole disappeared on March 3, 2023, in Reddick, Florida. Sara’s sister, Michelle, told Dateline she last heard from her sister on March 2 -- the night before she disappeared. She said that Sara texted her around 7 p.m. asking her for a ride home from work but Michelle wasn’t able to pick her up. Michelle said her sister texted her again at 10:11 p.m., saying that she was getting into a random truck with some cowboys.

    That same night, security footage at a Circle K gas station in Reddick captured Sara in a black truck with two men. According to Public Information Officer Zachary Moore of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, “it is believed that she was wearing a tan shirt with sequins or a black faded sweater with hoodie that has a logo of a hockey goalie and the words “Goalie Academy” on the front.” The PIO told Dateline that what authorities know for certain is that “Sara was given a ride from a convenience store to a residence located at 18080 North U.S. Highway 441, in Reddick.” Moore said she was dropped off there with a man who resided at that address and spent some amount of that night at that location. “Sometime after midnight, Sara either left that residence alive, or she didn’t,” PIO Moore said. He added that the residents of that house told police that she left their home in a “newer model, blue sedan, possibly a Hyundai, driven by a man who was described as being a driver for ‘Uber,’ who was Hispanic, in his mid-30’s, approximately 5’8” tall, with a thin build and long dark hair.” Authorities have confirmed Sara did not order any Uber services on the night she disappeared but have not ruled out the possibility that someone could have given her an “off-the-books” ride. Despite not knowing exactly what happened that evening, Moore told Dateline in an email that “it’s been clear for some time that something has happened to Sara” due to her “pattern of life” stopping entirely and no activity on her social media or financial accounts. Sara is described as 5’2”, 116 lbs., with dirty blonde hair and blue eyes. She has a tattoo on her lower right hip of Kokopelli, a fertility deity. PIO Moore told Dateline that the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate any tips that come in and urge anyone with information about Sara’s disappearance to call their non-emergency line at (352) 732-9111 or Crime Stoppers of Marion County at (352) 368-7867 to submit an anonymous tip.

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  • Noemi Gonzalez was last seen on February 12, 2014.
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    Noemi Gonzalez

    The family of Noemi Gonzalez has gone nine years not knowing where the beloved mother and grandmother is. Noemi disappeared from her North Miami, Florida home in the early morning hours of February 12, 2014. Her adult son, Pedrito, was staying with Noemi at the time and says he awoke to find her gone.
    Missing in America

    Noemi Gonzalez

    The family of Noemi Gonzalez has gone nine years not knowing where the beloved mother and grandmother is. Noemi disappeared from her North Miami, Florida home in the early morning hours of February 12, 2014. Her adult son, Pedrito, was staying with Noemi at the time and says he awoke to find her gone.

    Her bed was unmade, the front door was unlocked, but her purse and cell phone were still inside. Few clues have ever been found in connection with the case. In March of 2023, the family posted on the "Noemi Gonzalez Missing Person" Facebook group that a new billboard had been installed to display Noemi's information. She is described as 5'1", weighing 160 lbs., with short salt and pepper hair and brown eyes. Noemi would be 64 years old today. There is a $20,000 reward being offered by the family for any information that leads to Noemi's location. If you have any information regarding Noemi’s case, please call the North Miami Police Department at (305) 891-0294.

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    Theresa Hartley

    66-year-old Theresa Hartley disappeared in Florida’s Ocala National Forest in March of 2023. On March 10, Theresa’s friend picked her up in his white Dodge pickup truck at her home in St. Augustine. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, who was investigating the case at the time, the friend said that he and Theresa had gone to the Ocala National Forest to collect firewood.
    Missing in America

    Theresa Hartley

    66-year-old Theresa Hartley disappeared in Florida’s Ocala National Forest in March of 2023. On March 10, Theresa’s friend picked her up in his white Dodge pickup truck at her home in St. Augustine. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, who was investigating the case at the time, the friend said that he and Theresa had gone to the Ocala National Forest to collect firewood.

    He said his truck got stuck and he told Theresa to wait in the car while he walked to go get help. The friend reportedly then called his sister who picked him up on March 11. He said when the two returned to his truck near North Forest Road 88, Theresa was nowhere to be found. Theresa’s niece, Cara, and her close friend, Robert, told Dateline they just want Theresa back home. Theresa is 5’8,” 160 lbs., and has blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing blue tennis shoes and a dark shirt. According to her loved ones, Theresa had been suffering from signs of memory loss. Dateline spoke with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Zachary Moore, who said that the St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office is now handling Theresa’s case. Dateline reached out to the SJCSO for an update, but has not yet heard back. Anyone with information should call the St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office at 904-824-8304 or contact Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS.

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  • Reny Jose
    Missing in America

    Reny Jose

    Reny Jose was a 22-year-old engineering student at Rice University with a 4.0 GPA when he was reported missing while on spring break in Panama City, Florida. According to the friends with whom he was on the trip, Reny was last seen leaving their rented beach house around 7:00 p.m. on March 3, 2014. His friends reported him missing the next morning.
    Missing in America

    Reny Jose

    Reny Jose was a 22-year-old engineering student at Rice University with a 4.0 GPA when he was reported missing while on spring break in Panama City, Florida. According to the friends with whom he was on the trip, Reny was last seen leaving their rented beach house around 7:00 p.m. on March 3, 2014. His friends reported him missing the next morning.

    The exact circumstances of Reny’s disappearance remain a mystery, but police did locate his clothes and cell phone in a trash can behind the house. In November of 2023, Dateline contacted the Bay County Sheriff's Office for an update on Reny's case. Public Information Officer Ruth Corley told Dateline that Reny's case is still open and that authorities will continue to follow up on any tips. "I can't tell you or emphasize enough, it never leaves our mind. We are always following up on tips," PIO Corley said. "We wish we could have been able to bring some kind of resolution to his parents." The PIO told Dateline that anyone with information about Reny’s case is encouraged to call the Bay County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 747-4700.

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    Marsha Lyle

    Marsha Lyle disappeared from Jacksonville, Florida on May 8, 2020. That day, the 41-year-old bought gas at the Pilot Gas Station in Jasper, Florida at 12:56 p.m. It was her last known debit card purchase. According to security video released by the Jacksonville Police Department, Marsha was then seen at a Walgreens on Park Street in Jacksonville at 3:35 p.m. Three hours later, at 6:28 p.m., she was seen on security video at a uniform shop on Phillips Highway in Jacksonville.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Marsha Lyle

    Marsha Lyle disappeared from Jacksonville, Florida on May 8, 2020. That day, the 41-year-old bought gas at the Pilot Gas Station in Jasper, Florida at 12:56 p.m. It was her last known debit card purchase. According to security video released by the Jacksonville Police Department, Marsha was then seen at a Walgreens on Park Street in Jacksonville at 3:35 p.m. Three hours later, at 6:28 p.m., she was seen on security video at a uniform shop on Phillips Highway in Jacksonville.

    In the video, she is seen walking away from her car. She never returned. Two weeks later, Marsha’s car was found abandoned in the parking lot of the shopping plaza on Philips Highway in Jacksonville, where the uniform shop is located. Marsha had been living in Seale, Alabama, but was believed to have been traveling to Clewiston, Florida, to visit her family. Her sister, Bernadette Wartak, who lives in California, and their mother, Eileen Thompson, who lives in their hometown of Clewiston, Florida, are both health care surrogates for Marsha. Bernadette told Dateline Marsha had been diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder, a mix of Bipolar and Schizophrenia, which is believed to have been caused by the inoperable brain tumor Marsha has been living with for years. Her family believes Marsha was trying to get home to their mother in Clewiston, but got confused, even though she was only 30 minutes away. Marsha was a devout Seventh Day Adventist and youth leader for the Pathfinders program at her church. Her family says she loved to be alone with God, and may have gone to a wooded area for peace and quiet. They insist Marsha would never go this long without trying to contact a family member. Marsha is described as being 5’4”, 140 lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes. She often wears a black or white head covering. Marsha has a scar on her hip from a dog bite as a child and a scar on her stomach from a feeding tube. She also has scars on her chest from removing breast implants. Her natural hair has a patch of gray at the front. Anyone with information on Marsha’s whereabouts is asked to call the Russell County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama at 334- 298-6535 or the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500.

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    Eileen Peluffo

    Eileen Peluffo vanished from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 15, 2015, after traveling from her home in Wilmington, North Carolina. Her fiancé, who had stayed behind at their North Carolina home, was contacted by the Florida Highway Patrol on July 13, 2015. They informed him that the car Eileen had been driving, which was registered in his name, had been located on I-95 and impounded. Eileen was spotted a few days later on July 15 in Daytona Beach.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Eileen Peluffo

    Eileen Peluffo vanished from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 15, 2015, after traveling from her home in Wilmington, North Carolina. Her fiancé, who had stayed behind at their North Carolina home, was contacted by the Florida Highway Patrol on July 13, 2015. They informed him that the car Eileen had been driving, which was registered in his name, had been located on I-95 and impounded. Eileen was spotted a few days later on July 15 in Daytona Beach.

    On July 16, officers with the Ormond Beach Police Department located Eileen’s purse containing her ID on a sidewalk near Ormond Beach. The Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue is investigating, but says there have been no recent updates in her case. When she went missing, Eileen was 54 years old, 5’2”, and weighed about 115 lbs. She has brown eyes and black hair, but may dye her hair burgundy. She has a skin discoloration on her chest and a scar on her elbow from a childhood biking accident. Eileen would be 62 years old today. Anyone with information on Eileen’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue at (386) 248-8131 or Volusia County dispatch at (386) 248-1777.

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    Veronica Marllen Reyes-Diaz

    Veronica Marllen Reyes-Diaz was last seen on Saturday, January 18, 2020, when she picked up her children from her sister’s house in Plant City, Florida. The 23-year-old took them home to their house in nearby Dover, Florida. She put them to bed and walked outside. She hasn’t been seen since. Veronica's Chevy Yukon was found parked outside the house. Her car keys and wallet with cash were inside the vehicle.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Veronica Marllen Reyes-Diaz

    Veronica Marllen Reyes-Diaz was last seen on Saturday, January 18, 2020, when she picked up her children from her sister’s house in Plant City, Florida. The 23-year-old took them home to their house in nearby Dover, Florida. She put them to bed and walked outside. She hasn’t been seen since. Veronica's Chevy Yukon was found parked outside the house. Her car keys and wallet with cash were inside the vehicle.

    Veronica’s father told Dateline her cell phone pinged in the area over the weekend, but by Monday, it had either died or been turned off because no messages or calls were going through. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office has a podcast called “Unfinished Business” to call attention to their unsolved cases. Each episode focuses on a missing person or an unsolved murder. Veronica is one of the cases. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Chief Communications Officer Amanda Granit told Dateline in an email in 2022 that "detectives are diligently and thoroughly investigating all tips we receive." Dateline contacted Granit for an update in 2023, but has not yet heard back. Veronica is described as being 4’11” and 150 lbs. She has brown eyes and her hair was dyed burgundy at the time of her disappearance. She has a mole near her left eye and may be wearing glasses. Veronica was last seen wearing a white and gray long sleeve cropped shirt, jeans and sandals. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.

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    Jasmine Robinson

    Jasmine Robinson was last seen in the Archer, Florida, home she shared with her grandmother on February 18, 2019. The 23-year-old was approximately six months pregnant when she went missing. Police believe she disappeared at approximately 7 p.m. Earlier that day, she had a heated phone call at work with the man she believed to be her baby’s father.
    Missing in America

    Jasmine Robinson

    Jasmine Robinson was last seen in the Archer, Florida, home she shared with her grandmother on February 18, 2019. The 23-year-old was approximately six months pregnant when she went missing. Police believe she disappeared at approximately 7 p.m. Earlier that day, she had a heated phone call at work with the man she believed to be her baby’s father.

    In June of 2023, the Dateline: Missing in America podcast featured Jasmine’s case. Josh Mankiewicz spoke with her family – including her sister, Shantavia Robinson, who told Dateline that Jasmine had a doctor’s appointment on February 19. “She wouldn't have skipped her doctor's appointment,” Shantavia said. “And for her just to miss work and stuff like that, that's not her either.” Mankiewicz also spoke with Detective Chris Weitzel of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, who noted that “there has been no cellular activity on her device, no social media activity on her devices, and no banking activity. There has been no births with this child.” Det. Weitzel continued, “Jasmine Robinson and her child have disappeared off the face of the earth.” The detective also told Dateline that there are several suspects and persons of interest in Jasmine’s disappearance, but no one has been charged or arrested in connection to her case. Jasmine is 5’2” and 150 lbs. She wears black-framed glasses, and has brown eyes and black, braided hair. If you have information about Jasmine’s case call the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, at 352-367-4161; or to leave tips anonymously, call CrimeStoppers, at 352-372-7867.

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  • Calandra Stallworth
    Missing in America

    Calandra Stallworth

    Calandra Stallworth has been missing since March 27, 2017. On the night of her disappearance, the 29-year-old dropped her children off at her grandmother’s house in Crestview, Florida and headed to work at the Hilton Sandestin Beach. She called her grandmother after her shift to let her know that she was on her way to pick up the children. She never showed up that night.
    Missing in America

    Calandra Stallworth

    Calandra Stallworth has been missing since March 27, 2017. On the night of her disappearance, the 29-year-old dropped her children off at her grandmother’s house in Crestview, Florida and headed to work at the Hilton Sandestin Beach. She called her grandmother after her shift to let her know that she was on her way to pick up the children. She never showed up that night.

    Calandra was dating a man named Antwon Smith and on April 2, police spotted Antwon driving Calandra’s car with another female passenger inside. Antwon was arrested at the scene for cocaine and marijuana possession and for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Antwon Smith is considered a person of interest and has been questioned by police, but has not been charged in Calandra’s disappearance. In October 2020, in an unrelated case, Antwon was charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of Ryan Frazier and Joshua Carroll. Investigators with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office say the men were killed and left by the side of the road in Elberta, Alabama on October 8, 2020. Smith is still being held at the Baldwin County jail without bond and it is unclear when he will be back in court. Calandra is described as 5'6", weighing 220 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact the Crestview Police Department at (850) 682-3544 or 850-682-2055.

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    Cieha Taylor

    According to a press release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, 28-year-old Cieha Taylor was last seen around 4:00 p.m. on February 6, 2020, when she dropped her boyfriend off at his home on Cowart Road in Plant City, Florida, just a few blocks from the call center where she worked.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Cieha Taylor

    According to a press release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, 28-year-old Cieha Taylor was last seen around 4:00 p.m. on February 6, 2020, when she dropped her boyfriend off at his home on Cowart Road in Plant City, Florida, just a few blocks from the call center where she worked.

    A few hours later, around 7:00 p.m., Cieha’s black 2000 Toyota Solaris was found abandoned about a mile away on railroad tracks at East Trapnell Road. The engine was still running. Her belongings, including her cell phone and debit card, were in the car. Cieha’s family told Dateline that about three weeks after Cieha went missing, her shoes were discovered on a drainage pipe along the road near the railroad tracks where her car had been found. A flier announcing her disappearance was hanging on a post next to the shoes. In 2021, Crystal Clark, the then-Chief Communications Clerk for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline that they would not reveal further details but confirmed that “Cieha’s disappearance is still an active an open case” and that they are continuing to investigate. Dateline reached out for an update, but has not received a response yet. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has an episode on Cieha’s case in their podcast called Unfinished Business. Cieha’s family hopes someone with information will call authorities and have set up a Facebook page ‘Finding Cieha,’ in the hope of finding answers in her case. According to a recent post, the family is offering a a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to them to finding Cieha. She was last seen wearing a gray, white, blue and red striped dress, possibly with a pink sweater over it. Cieha is described as approximately 5’6” and 170 lbs. She has auburn/red shoulder-length hair. Anyone with information on Cieha’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200 or email the family at findingcieha@yahoo.com.

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  • Morgan Bauer
    Missing in America

    Morgan Bauer

    Morgan Bauer mysteriously vanished in 2016 after she moved from Aberdeen, South Dakota to Atlanta, Georgia. According to Sherri Sichmeller, Morgan’s mother, the 19-year-old had arranged to stay with a man she met on Craigslist, offering to clean and do other chores until she settled into a job. But for an unknown reason, Morgan was reportedly kicked out of that temporary home and was living at a local motel.
    Missing in America

    Morgan Bauer

    Morgan Bauer mysteriously vanished in 2016 after she moved from Aberdeen, South Dakota to Atlanta, Georgia. According to Sherri Sichmeller, Morgan’s mother, the 19-year-old had arranged to stay with a man she met on Craigslist, offering to clean and do other chores until she settled into a job. But for an unknown reason, Morgan was reportedly kicked out of that temporary home and was living at a local motel.

    She stopped posting on social media and last spoke with family members and friends in late February 2016. In August of 2023, two people were arrested in connection to Morgan's disappearance. According to NBC affiliate 11Alive, Jonathan Warren and Katelyn Goble were arrested out of the state in early August. According to the indictment, Morgan was last seen on Feb. 25, 2016, when she left Top of Gainesville, a nightclub where she was a dancer. According to police, she left the club with some people and was dropped off at a Citgo gas station. Bauer posted on social media the next day, but she was never seen again. She was allegedly strangled by Warren and Goble on February 26 in Newton County. The indictment claims the pair dismembered Bauer's body and then burned it in an attempt to conceal evidence. Goble is being charged with felony tampering with evidence, concealing the death of another, murder, and aggravated assault. Warren shares the same charges and faces an additional charge of necrophilia. Goble has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Warren has not yet entered a plea and is scheduled to be arraigned on January 10, 2024. They are both currently being held at the Newton County Jail without bond. If you have any information regarding Morgan’s case, please call the Newton County District Attorney’s Office at 770-784-2070.

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    Ciera Breland

    According to the Johns Creek Police Department, 31-year-old Ciera Breland was last seen leaving her mother-in-law's house on February 24, 2022, in Johns Creek, Georgia. Her husband, Xavier Breland, reported her missing in Carmel, Indiana, after returning home from their Georgia road trip without her. He has been listed as a person of interest in Ciera’s disappearance.
    Missing in America

    Ciera Breland

    According to the Johns Creek Police Department, 31-year-old Ciera Breland was last seen leaving her mother-in-law's house on February 24, 2022, in Johns Creek, Georgia. Her husband, Xavier Breland, reported her missing in Carmel, Indiana, after returning home from their Georgia road trip without her. He has been listed as a person of interest in Ciera’s disappearance.

    “He didn’t have anything to do with her disappearance and he has told the police that,” Xavier’s attorney, Bryan Howard, told Dateline in November 2022. That same month, Xavier Breland was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, stemming from a February 2022 incident. His trial is set for January 2024. Communications Lieutenant Officer Debra Coble told Dateline in November 2023 that the Johns Creek Police Department is still working on Ciera’s disappearance and confirmed that Xavier Breland remains a person of interest in her disappearance. Dateline attempted to reach out to Breland’s attorney this year for comment but did not receive a response. Ciera is 5’, weighs 120 lbs., and has blonde hair. She has several tattoos: three little trees on her ring finger, a Florida State arrow on her left wrist, and a sunburst on her back left rib cage. Anyone with information regarding Ciera's case is asked to contact the Johns Creek Police Department at 678-474-1600 or the Johns Creek Police Department tip line at 678-474-1610.

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    Jessica Vanzant Dietzel

    Jessica Vanzant Dietzel, a 21-year-old mother who had been living in Leesburg, Georgia, was last in contact with her family in mid-February 2020. She was last seen around the same time in the area of Albany, Georgia near the Flint River. There has been no activity on her social media or bank accounts since.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Jessica Vanzant Dietzel

    Jessica Vanzant Dietzel, a 21-year-old mother who had been living in Leesburg, Georgia, was last in contact with her family in mid-February 2020. She was last seen around the same time in the area of Albany, Georgia near the Flint River. There has been no activity on her social media or bank accounts since.

    Deputy Daniel Alday with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline there is no concrete date of when exactly Jessica disappeared, but they believe it’s in the time frame between February 16 and March 1. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Albany Police Department are working jointly on the case because Jessica lived in Lee County but was last seen in Albany in Dougherty County. Albany Police Department Spokesperson Phyllis Banks told Dateline in 2021 that they are doing everything they can to find Jessica, and there have been no updates since. Jessica is described as being 5’7”, 150 lbs., with green eyes and long, straight blonde hair. The name “Elena” is tattooed on her left upper chest near her collarbone. She has a nose ring in her right nostril, and a stud immediately below her right lower lip. Anyone with any information on Jessica’s whereabouts is asked to call the Albany Police Department at 229-431-2100, the Albany Area Crime Stoppers at 229-436-TIPS, or the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 229-759-6012.

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    Tiffany Foster

    35-year-old Tiffany Foster was last seen leaving her home in Newnan, Georgia, on March 1, 2021. According to her family, she was on her way to the grocery store. It is unclear if she made it there. On March 2, she was reported missing after failing to show up at her college class.
    Missing in America

    Tiffany Foster

    35-year-old Tiffany Foster was last seen leaving her home in Newnan, Georgia, on March 1, 2021. According to her family, she was on her way to the grocery store. It is unclear if she made it there. On March 2, she was reported missing after failing to show up at her college class.

    Six days later, Tiffany’s Nissan Altima was found in College Park, about 30 miles from her home, with her purse and keys inside the car. Tiffany’s family told Dateline that she was a devoted mother who had recently become engaged. At a March 23 press conference, Tiffany’s fiancé, Reginald Robertson, appeared with deputies and pleaded for the public to come forward with information on Tiffany’s whereabouts. In October of 2021, Toby Nix, Public Information Officer for the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline that while investigating Tiffany’s disappearance, investigators with the sheriff’s office discovered evidence of an incident that had occurred in November 2020, prior to Tiffany’s disappearance, in which Robertson allegedly kidnapped and assaulted her. Robertson was arrested and charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault for that prior incident. In August of 2023, Reginald Robertson was charged with felony murder, malice murder, concealing the death of another, rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment, forgery in the first degree, financial transaction card theft, and financial transaction card fraud in connection with Tiffany's disappearance. Robertson has pleaded not guilty to all charges. In November 2023, Dateline reached out to Robertson's attorney, Thomas Modelli, who declined to comment on the case. Anyone with information regarding Tiffany’s whereabouts is asked to call the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office at 770-253-1502.

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    Ebony Giddens

    Ebony Giddens, 27, was last heard from on Sunday, March 11, 2018. When her brother arrived at her Columbus, Georgia apartment the next morning to take her kids to school, Ebony was nowhere to be found. Ebony’s purse, wallet, and keys were inside the apartment, but her cell phone was missing.
    Missing in America

    Ebony Giddens

    Ebony Giddens, 27, was last heard from on Sunday, March 11, 2018. When her brother arrived at her Columbus, Georgia apartment the next morning to take her kids to school, Ebony was nowhere to be found. Ebony’s purse, wallet, and keys were inside the apartment, but her cell phone was missing.

    Family and police have searched extensively for Ebony but have yet to find anything of significance. On October 31, 2019, a Columbus jury found Ebony’s ex-boyfriend, Malcolm Jackson, guilty of assault, possession of a firearm, and stalking Ebony. Ebony vanished days after pressing charges against him. During the trial, Jackson maintained his innocence. Authorities say Jackson is considered a person of interest but has not been named a suspect or charged in Ebony’s disappearance. Ebony is 4’9” and weighs about 110 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. If you have any information on Ebony’s disappearance, please call the Columbus Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at (706) 653-3449.

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  • Jenna Van Gelderen
    Missing in America

    Jenna Van Gelderen

    Jenna Van Gelderen was last heard from while pet-sitting her parents’ cat in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta on the night of August 18, 2017. The 25-year-old had plans to meet a friend the next day. But when the friend arrived at the house, neither Jenna nor her vehicle was there.
    Missing in America

    Jenna Van Gelderen

    Jenna Van Gelderen was last heard from while pet-sitting her parents’ cat in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta on the night of August 18, 2017. The 25-year-old had plans to meet a friend the next day. But when the friend arrived at the house, neither Jenna nor her vehicle was there.

    Jenna’s brother, Will, was contacted and he found their parents’ home in disarray. Many of Jenna’s belongings were left behind; all that was missing was a WWII tapestry. After three days of not hearing from Jenna, the family reported her missing. Jenna’s dark blue Mazda 6 was found a couple of weeks later parked along a road in northwest Atlanta. Detective Shiera Campbell of the DeKalb Police Department previously told Dateline there was nothing left in the car, and the gas tank was empty. In August 2021, a memorial service was held at Shearith Israel, the first time Jenna’s family and the community had formally mourned her. In November 2023, the DeKalb Police Department told Dateline that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now handling Jenna’s case. Dateline attempted to reach out to the GBI for comment but has yet to receive a response. Any tips regarding Jenna’s case should be provided to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-597-TIPS(8477) or https://gbi.georgia.gov.

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    Allahnia Lenoir

    On the night of July 30, 2022, 24-year-old Allahnia Lenoir was reportedly hanging out with three people at the 1660 Peachtree Midtown Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia. The three were later identified as a close family friend, and two men – Diante Reynolds and Steven Oboite. The close friend left early and called Allahnia's mother the next morning, July 31, to make sure Allahnia made it home safe. But Allahnia never made it home and on August 1, her mother reported her missing.
    Missing in America

    Allahnia Lenoir

    On the night of July 30, 2022, 24-year-old Allahnia Lenoir was reportedly hanging out with three people at the 1660 Peachtree Midtown Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia. The three were later identified as a close family friend, and two men – Diante Reynolds and Steven Oboite. The close friend left early and called Allahnia's mother the next morning, July 31, to make sure Allahnia made it home safe. But Allahnia never made it home and on August 1, her mother reported her missing.

    On September 20, the Atlanta Police Department announced that they believed Allahnia had been murdered. Steven Oboite and Diante Reynolds were named suspects and are facing felony murder and concealing a death charges. According to Fulton County court documents, the men provided Allahnia with opiates that night inside the apartment. Investigators believe she was in need of medical attention but the two men did not call 911, in an effort to cover things up. Diante Reynolds is currently in police custody. According to Fulton County court documents, he is not eligible for bond. As of November 2023, Steven Oboite has not yet been detained. In November 2022, a third suspect was named. According to court documents, a man named Nicholas Hendrickson, who authorities believe was at the apartment the night Allahnia disappeared, has been charged with concealing the death of another, tampering with evidence, and false statements in connection to Allahnia's case. He is currently being held in police custody without bond. Both Hendrickson and Reynolds have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. Allahnia's body has not been found. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for any information regarding Oboite’s whereabouts. The Atlanta Police Department is asking anyone with information on the case to contact them at 404-546-4235.

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HAWAII

  • Missing in America

    Kainalu Higbee

    41-year-old Kainalu Higbee, also known as Kai, was last seen on May 7, 2022, in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. According to his wife, Samantha, the father of three struggled on and off with substance abuse. She told Dateline he “fell off the wagon” again on May 6, so she kicked him out of the house.
    Missing in America

    Kainalu Higbee

    41-year-old Kainalu Higbee, also known as Kai, was last seen on May 7, 2022, in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. According to his wife, Samantha, the father of three struggled on and off with substance abuse. She told Dateline he “fell off the wagon” again on May 6, so she kicked him out of the house.

    Kai went to his mother's house in Lahaina to sober up. According to Samantha, on May 7, Kai gave his mother his phone, told her "Happy Mother's Day" and left the house. That was the last time anyone saw him. A few days later, his white Toyota Tacoma was found abandoned at a local restaurant near the Lahaina Harbor with all of his belongings still inside. In June 2022, Samantha told Dateline that Kai loved his truck and would never abandon it. She said she fears something bad happened to her husband. In November 2022, Lieutenant Nicholas Angell with the Maui Police Department told Dateline in an email that Kai is still missing. There have been no updates since. Kai is 6’0,” 185 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes. He has a significant number of traditional Hawaiian tattoos on his legs, arm, chest and back, as well as his wife's name "Sammie" tattooed on his stomach. It’s important to note that Kai and his twin, Ka’unalu, are identical, so the brothers are often mistaken for one another. Kai was last seen wearing dark-colored board shorts and a white shirt. Anyone with information regarding Kevin's disappearance is asked to contact the Maui Police Department at 808-244-6400.

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  • Missing in America

    Moreira "Mo" Monsalve

    Moreira "Mo" Monsalve was last seen on January 12, 2014, at her ex-boyfriend Bernard Brown’s house. Mo’s daughter, Alexis, reported her mother missing two days later, on January 14, 2014. Several days after that, Mo's belongings were found just a few miles from her Maui, Hawaii home in a dumpster behind the Wailuku Community Center.
    Missing in America

    Moreira "Mo" Monsalve

    Moreira "Mo" Monsalve was last seen on January 12, 2014, at her ex-boyfriend Bernard Brown’s house. Mo’s daughter, Alexis, reported her mother missing two days later, on January 14, 2014. Several days after that, Mo's belongings were found just a few miles from her Maui, Hawaii home in a dumpster behind the Wailuku Community Center.

    On September 20, 2019, Brown was indicted by a grand jury for Mo’s murder. He pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. According to the Associated Press, in October 2021, a judge denied a defense request to move his trial away from Maui. Defense attorney Gerald Johnson cited the need “to prevent jury contamination,” given the publicity generated during the search for Mo on Maui. Judge Peter Cahill decided there was no basis to move the trial. On August 25, 2022, Brown was found guilty. In January 2023, he was sentenced to life in prison. Mo’s body has not been found. Mo’s family and friends created the ‘Mowatch’ page dedicated to finding their lost loved one and helping other families of missing persons in Hawaii spread awareness. If you have any information that can help locate Mo’s body, please contact Detective Oran Satterfield of the Maui Police Department at (808) 244-6431.

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    Kevin Winters

    Michigan native, 51-year-old Kevin Winters, disappeared in Maui, Hawaii, on September 3, 2021. Dateline spoke with Kevin's sister, Karen in July 2022. She said that Kevin had been living in Maui for the past 15 years. On September 2, 2021, Kevin visited a brewery in Kahana, Hawaii, and around 9:45 p.m., deposited a check at an ATM at the First Hawaiian Bank nearby.
    Missing in America

    Kevin Winters

    Michigan native, 51-year-old Kevin Winters, disappeared in Maui, Hawaii, on September 3, 2021. Dateline spoke with Kevin's sister, Karen in July 2022. She said that Kevin had been living in Maui for the past 15 years. On September 2, 2021, Kevin visited a brewery in Kahana, Hawaii, and around 9:45 p.m., deposited a check at an ATM at the First Hawaiian Bank nearby.

    The next morning, Kevin was captured on security footage in the same clothing, depositing money at the same ATM. That was the last time Kevin was seen. Karen said she found it highly unusual for her brother to be depositing money and even more unusual that he hadn't called his mother, whom he spoke to every day. Kevin was reported missing on September 19, 2021. According to the ‘Find Kevin Winters’ Facebook page, the family held a memorial service for Kevin in July of 2023, but is still looking for answers as to what happened to him. Kevin is 5’10” and 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a white collared shirt, blue jeans, and black dress shoes. Anyone with information regarding Kevin's disappearance is asked to contact the Maui Police Department at 808-244-6400.

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ILLINOIS

  • Missing in America

    Joshua Amos

    A 32-year-old Granite City, Illinois man Joshua Amos was last seen on March 19, 2023. He was wearing blue jeans, a light gray long-sleeve crew neck shirt, and black Adidas tennis shoes. That day, Josh went out to a club with three friends in Washington Park, Illinois -- about 16 minutes away by car from Granite City. His mother, Christina Simpson, told Dateline security footage captured Josh walking by himself outside the club around 4:58 a.m.
    Missing in America

    Joshua Amos

    A 32-year-old Granite City, Illinois man Joshua Amos was last seen on March 19, 2023. He was wearing blue jeans, a light gray long-sleeve crew neck shirt, and black Adidas tennis shoes. That day, Josh went out to a club with three friends in Washington Park, Illinois -- about 16 minutes away by car from Granite City. His mother, Christina Simpson, told Dateline security footage captured Josh walking by himself outside the club around 4:58 a.m.

    Josh then walked to Jackie Joyner Kersee MetroLINK, a bus station about five minutes from the club. According to Christina, a bus driver who spoke to Josh said that he looked disoriented and said that he wanted to get back to his home in Granite City. Josh took the bus to Emerson MetroLINK where he was captured on video at 6:48 a.m. Shortly after, Josh was seen on video a few minutes away from the Emerson MetroLINK. He was at the Ee-Jay Motor Transports in East St. Louis, Illinois. Christina told Dateline the video shows Josh walking through the parking lot with no one else around him. He hasn’t been seen since. He was about two hours away walking distance from his home in Granite City. The Illinois State Police Department told Dateline that foul play is not suspected in Josh’s disappearance at this time. Josh is 5’11,” 190 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes. He has several tattoos including his daughters’ names, Bella and Mia, on his chest and a Chinese symbol on his right bicep. According to Christina, due to lower back pain, her son has a very distinctive walk. Anyone with information about Joshua’s whereabouts is asked to call the Washington Park Police Department at 618-874-0115.

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  • Missing in America

    Kierra Coles

    Kierra Coles was last seen on October 2, 2018, leaving her apartment on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. The 26-year-old was three months pregnant at the time. The day she disappeared, Kierra called out sick from her job as a letter carrier at the U.S. Postal Service. Security video showed Kierra leaving her apartment at 82nd Street and Coles Avenue and walking past her car. She is seen wearing her U.S. Postal Service uniform, despite having called in sick.
    Missing in America

    Kierra Coles

    Kierra Coles was last seen on October 2, 2018, leaving her apartment on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. The 26-year-old was three months pregnant at the time. The day she disappeared, Kierra called out sick from her job as a letter carrier at the U.S. Postal Service. Security video showed Kierra leaving her apartment at 82nd Street and Coles Avenue and walking past her car. She is seen wearing her U.S. Postal Service uniform, despite having called in sick.

    Her mother reported her missing two days later when calls kept going to voicemail. Police went to Kierra’s apartment to conduct a welfare check. Kierra was nowhere to be seen, but her car was still parked out front. Anthony Gugliemi, Chief Communications Officer at the Chicago Police Department told Dateline in 2018 that foul play is suspected in Kierra’s disappearance. In 2021, the family increased their reward in the case to $49,500. Additionally, the National Association of Letter Carriers is offering $3,500 for information leading to her location. In November of 2023, Dateline received an email from the Chicago Police Department's Office of Communications, stating that Kierra's case is open and active. The office also wrote, "We are seeking any and all information in an attempt to locate her and we won't stop until we do." They also provided a link to the Chicago PD's Cold Case Unit's video about the case. Kierra is described as being 5'4", and weighing about 125 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo of a heart on her right hand, and one that says “lucky Libra” on her back. She would be 31 years old today. Anyone with information on Kierra’s whereabouts is asked to call the Chicago Police an anonymous tip at CPDTip.com.

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  • Missing in America

    Eric Fischer

    38-year-old father of two Eric Fischer has been missing from Macomb, Illinois since January 8, 2023. Eric’s former sister-in-law, Chelsea Teel, told Dateline that Eric sent a concerning text to her sister earlier that day. She said the text indicated that Eric might have be having suicidal thoughts. Chelsea’s sister called the police and asked them to go to Eric’s apartment to check on him, but when they arrived, he wasn’t there.
    Missing in America

    Eric Fischer

    38-year-old father of two Eric Fischer has been missing from Macomb, Illinois since January 8, 2023. Eric’s former sister-in-law, Chelsea Teel, told Dateline that Eric sent a concerning text to her sister earlier that day. She said the text indicated that Eric might have be having suicidal thoughts. Chelsea’s sister called the police and asked them to go to Eric’s apartment to check on him, but when they arrived, he wasn’t there.

    The Macomb Police Department told Dateline that around noon on January 8th, Eric was captured on security footage leaving a Walmart in Macomb after just having bought a bike, a backpack and deodorant. That was the last time that Eric was seen. Police have done multiple searches for Eric and were able to ping his phone to a location about five miles away from that Walmart. No other trace has been found. Eric is 5’11” and 175 lbs. He has brown hair, a brown beard and several tattoos. Eric was last seen wearing a black and grey North Face coat, a black Jeep hoodie, a black baseball cap, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, and sunglasses. The Macomb Police Department is investigating his disappearance and asks that anyone with information calls 309-833-4505.

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  • Kianna Galvin
    Missing in America

    Kianna Galvin

    Kianna Galvin of South Elgin, Illinois, was last seen around 12:30 p.m. on May 6, 2016, leaving her family’s home. The 17-year-old told her younger sister she was headed to a nearby park to meet a friend and would return home in several hours. She never returned. Authorities do not believe that Kianna ran away.
    Missing in America

    Kianna Galvin

    Kianna Galvin of South Elgin, Illinois, was last seen around 12:30 p.m. on May 6, 2016, leaving her family’s home. The 17-year-old told her younger sister she was headed to a nearby park to meet a friend and would return home in several hours. She never returned. Authorities do not believe that Kianna ran away.

    Kianna’s family continues to post on social media pleading for anyone with information to call the police. In November 2022, the South Elgin Police Department confirmed that the agency is still investigating Kianna’s disappearance. Kianna is described as 5’6”, weighing 145 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. She would be 25 years old today. If you have any information regarding Kianna’s case, please call the South Elgin Police Department at (847) 741-2151.

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  • Jared Hanna
    Missing in America

    Jared Hanna

    28-year-old Jared Hanna disappeared on July 2, 2011, while driving through Clinton County, Illinois. A witness told police they believe it was Jared who knocked on their door around 8:30 a.m. asking for directions to a nearby town. The last confirmed sighting of Jared was a few hours later at 11:45 a.m. on security images at a local food mart.
    Missing in America

    Jared Hanna

    28-year-old Jared Hanna disappeared on July 2, 2011, while driving through Clinton County, Illinois. A witness told police they believe it was Jared who knocked on their door around 8:30 a.m. asking for directions to a nearby town. The last confirmed sighting of Jared was a few hours later at 11:45 a.m. on security images at a local food mart.

    His cell phone last pinged off a tower in Centralia, a nearly two-hour drive from that food mart, around 9:30 p.m. that night. After that, the phone was either turned off or died. His 1990 GMC Sierra truck was found abandoned and out of gas on Joliff Bridge Road, an isolated area more than 70 miles from his home. After chasing down numerous leads for more than a decade, police say no significant information has been produced. In November 2022, Sheriff Dan Travous with the Clinton County Sheriff's Office told Dateline in an email that Clinton is still missing and they remain the lead agency investigating his case. Jared would be 40 years old today. If you have any information regarding Jared’s whereabouts please call the Clinton County Sheriff's Department at (618) 594-4555.

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  • Missing in America

    Amos Morgan

    Amos Morgan was last seen by family on May 10, 2023, in the Streator area of LaSalle County, Illinois. On May 12, 2023, Amos's wife, Camille, reported him missing to the Joliet Police department after the 63-year-old failed to call her on his way to work for the second day in a row, as he usually did.
    Missing in America

    Amos Morgan

    Amos Morgan was last seen by family on May 10, 2023, in the Streator area of LaSalle County, Illinois. On May 12, 2023, Amos's wife, Camille, reported him missing to the Joliet Police department after the 63-year-old failed to call her on his way to work for the second day in a row, as he usually did.

    County Sergeant Dwayne English of the Joliet Police Department confirmed to Dateline that Amos was reported missing to his office, but that “it was indicated that Mr. Morgan was believed to be missing from an area in LaSalle County, not Joliet.” Upon learning that, Joliet detectives immediately reached out to their law enforcement partners in LaSalle County and the Streator, Illinois area. On May 25, 2023, deputies with the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office located an abandoned vehicle “related to a missing person’s investigation from the Joliet Police Department” in the Otter Creek Township area. The vehicle was found in what was described as a remote area. According to wife Camille, Amos has some health issues that have their family worried. The family believes Amos was last seen wearing work boots with paint on them, a blue t-shirt and black pants. Amos is 5’11” and weighed around 150 lbs. at the time of his disappearance. The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office is investigating Amos's case. If you have information about his disappearance, please call them at 815-433-2161.

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  • Missing in America

    Alexis Scott

    Alexis Scott was at a party in her hometown of Peoria, Illinois on the night of Friday, September 22, 2017, when she vanished. Partygoers confirmed to police that Alexis was at the party, but nobody knew exactly when she left or if she left with anyone. The 20-year-old was reported missing five days later by her mother, April Allen.
    Missing in America

    Alexis Scott

    Alexis Scott was at a party in her hometown of Peoria, Illinois on the night of Friday, September 22, 2017, when she vanished. Partygoers confirmed to police that Alexis was at the party, but nobody knew exactly when she left or if she left with anyone. The 20-year-old was reported missing five days later by her mother, April Allen.

    April told Dateline her worries grew when she realized her daughter hadn’t posted anything on social media, which she usually did daily. There have been no named suspects or persons of interest in the case. The family, along with community members, runs the ‘Alexis Camry Scott’ Facebook page to gather tips and organize meetings. If Alexis’s disappearance is felonious, Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect. Alexis is described as being 5’1” and about 140 lbs., with brown eyes and long brown hair. She also has several tattoos: “royalty” on her inner left arm, paw prints on her right shoulder, “Trevon” on her right wrist, “Tevin Jr.” on her right shoulder, and “Lily” on her left shoulder. Alexis has pierced ears and had braces on her lower teeth when she vanished. Alexis would be 26 years old today. Dateline spoke with the Peoria Police Department PIO Semone Roth, who stated that there was no new information and that the case is still being worked on. The PIO directs anyone with information regarding Alexis’s disappearance to please call the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000. You can also use Tip411 to send an anonymous tip via text message to the Peoria Police Department. Just text the keyword PEORIAPD and your tip to 847411.

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  • MISSING IN AMERICA

    Erica Thompson

    Erica Thompson was last seen on security video on September 25, 2019, driving near Veterans Memorial Circle in Brookfield, Illinois. Erica was employed at Empire Hard Chrome Inc., in Chicago and did not show up for work that week. Erica’s only son, Michael Russo, said that it was unlike his mother to not show up at work, or check in with her family.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Erica Thompson

    Erica Thompson was last seen on security video on September 25, 2019, driving near Veterans Memorial Circle in Brookfield, Illinois. Erica was employed at Empire Hard Chrome Inc., in Chicago and did not show up for work that week. Erica’s only son, Michael Russo, said that it was unlike his mother to not show up at work, or check in with her family.

    Michael told Dateline he went to check on his mother on October 1, 2019. He said he found the back door of her home open with the air conditioning “running at full blast.” He said there were moldy dishes in the sink and cat vomit was everywhere. Erica’s vehicle, a dark purple 2014 Nissan Juke with Illinois license plate #E27 3380, was also missing. Police consider her to be an “endangered” missing person. Investigators were able to ping Erica’s phone and discovered that it had traveled through several nearby communities, and as far as Missouri, early on September 26. In a news release, police said they knocked on every door in the area surrounding where Erica was last seen, checked video footage and utilized several police K9s. Family and friends gathered at Veterans Memorial Circle and handed out missing person fliers. In 2019, the Brookfield Police Department released a statement, “We are committed to providing every resource available to locating Ms. Erica Thompson. We sincerely hope that she is okay and appreciate the help and support of the residents of Brookfield, the general public, and cooperatives like Crime Stoppers in aiding us in our efforts to solve this missing persons case." Erica is described as 5’6”, 130 lbs., with blue eyes and auburn hair that is sometimes dyed. She has tattoos of fairies on her hip and a small blue heart on her foot. Erica would be 57 years old today. Anyone with information about Erica Thompson’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Brookfield Police at 708-244-4862 or email mcat@mcatpolice.org.

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  • Vikki Vukelich
    Missing in America

    Vikki Vukelich

    In February of 1991, Vikki Vukelich, 32, spent her days running her hair salon, Hair Designs by Vikki. Her daughter, Jill, told Dateline that when her mother got home from work on February 23, 1991, she was ready to go to bed, but her husband wanted to go to a party. When Jill woke up, her mother was nowhere to be found.
    Missing in America

    Vikki Vukelich

    In February of 1991, Vikki Vukelich, 32, spent her days running her hair salon, Hair Designs by Vikki. Her daughter, Jill, told Dateline that when her mother got home from work on February 23, 1991, she was ready to go to bed, but her husband wanted to go to a party. When Jill woke up, her mother was nowhere to be found.

    Vikki’s husband, David, told authorities Vikki left the house on foot and walked toward the highway, according to Illinois State Police Senior Agent Tony Gentry. Gentry said the Glenwood Police Department did interview David shortly after his wife’s disappearance but seemed to have only collected his timeline of events from the night Vikki was last seen. The Illinois State Police tried to interview David again, but Gentry said David refused to meet. David Vukelich did not respond to Dateline’s request for comment on the case. Gentry told Dateline that David Vukelich is considered a suspect in Vikki’s disappearance, but “in the state of Illinois, if you don’t have a body, you don’t have a crime.” Senior Agent Gentry is retired now, but told Dateline in early 2019 that he still makes calls on Vikki’s case. In November of 2023, the Glenwood Police Department told Dateline that they don't have any updates in Vikki's case. At the time of her disappearance, Vikki was 5’4” and weighed about 110 lbs., with blonde hair and blue eyes. She would be 64 years old today. If you have any information on the circumstances surrounding Vikki’s disappearance, please call the Illinois State Police at (217) 785-2035.

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INDIANA

  • Missing in America

    Marina Boelter

    On New Year's Eve in 2014, Marina Boelter was seen leaving the IGA grocery store where she worked in Bloomfield, Indiana, around 6:00 p.m. D.J. Lockhart, Marina’s former boyfriend and father of her young son, was reportedly in the parking lot of the store at the time. He told police he saw the 18-year-old being driven away from the store by an older man.
    Missing in America

    Marina Boelter

    On New Year's Eve in 2014, Marina Boelter was seen leaving the IGA grocery store where she worked in Bloomfield, Indiana, around 6:00 p.m. D.J. Lockhart, Marina’s former boyfriend and father of her young son, was reportedly in the parking lot of the store at the time. He told police he saw the 18-year-old being driven away from the store by an older man.

    Just six weeks after Marina disappeared, D.J. Lockhart was found stabbed to death. Indiana State Police said, however, they have no evidence to suggest the two incidents are connected in any way. Marina’s family continues to search for her and posts updates on the Facebook page ‘Find Marina Boelter.’ In November of 2023, Sergeant Kevin Getz, the Public Information Officer for the Indiana State Police Department Bloomington District, confirmed that Marina's case "remains under investigation" and that the case "has not been closed." Marina is described as 5’3”, weighing 110 lbs., with blonde hair and blue eyes. She has a tattoo on her foot of a star with butterfly wings. Sergeant Getz encourages anyone with information about Marina's case to contact the Indiana State Police at (812) 332-4411.

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  • Missing in America

    Diamond Bynum and King Walker

    On July 25, 2015, Diamond Bynum, 21, and her nephew, King Walker, 2, went missing from the house where Diamond lived with her father and stepmother in Gary, Indiana. Dateline spoke with Eugene Bynum Jr. one year after the disappearance. He said his wife, Susanne, Diamond and King had taken a nap that Saturday afternoon and when Susanne woke up the two were gone.
    Missing in America

    Diamond Bynum and King Walker

    On July 25, 2015, Diamond Bynum, 21, and her nephew, King Walker, 2, went missing from the house where Diamond lived with her father and stepmother in Gary, Indiana. Dateline spoke with Eugene Bynum Jr. one year after the disappearance. He said his wife, Susanne, Diamond and King had taken a nap that Saturday afternoon and when Susanne woke up the two were gone.

    The family had only recently moved to Gary. Eugene told Dateline his daughter has Prader-Willi syndrome, a condition characterized by slow mental development and an always-present state of hunger. The family believes Diamond took King for a walk and got lost. At their old home, Diamond was able to go on walks around their neighborhood because she knew the area and the neighbors were aware of her condition. Family members have spent more than eight years pleading with the public for any information they may have, but few clues have been uncovered. They still post on the ‘Help Find Diamond Bynum & King Walker’ Facebook page asking for help with their search. A $1,000 reward is being offered for their safe return. Dateline received an email update from Commander Samuel Roberts of the Gary Police Department Public Information Office, who told Dateline that "the Bynum King case has been extensively investigated" and that the investigators "have and will continue to pursue any new leads they receive." Commander Roberts stated that "foul play is suspected in their disappearance" and that they "have identified persons of interest in this case," though they are not able to discuss that at this time. Today, Diamond would be 29 years old and King would be 10 years old. If you have any information regarding Diamond and King’s cases, please contact the Gary Police Department at (219) 881-1210.

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  • MISSING IN AMERICA

    Dawnita Wilkerson

    Dawnita Wilkerson told her family she‘d be right back when she walked out of her brother’s house in Evansville, Indiana, on Sunday, June 21, 2020. The 44-year-old mother of six never returned. Dawnita’s aunt, Julia Womack, told Dateline that when her niece didn’t call her mother as she usually did, the family became worried.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Dawnita Wilkerson

    Dawnita Wilkerson told her family she‘d be right back when she walked out of her brother’s house in Evansville, Indiana, on Sunday, June 21, 2020. The 44-year-old mother of six never returned. Dawnita’s aunt, Julia Womack, told Dateline that when her niece didn’t call her mother as she usually did, the family became worried.

    “Every day she calls her mom at 5:00 a.m.,” Julia said. “Somebody always knows where she is. And suddenly everybody just stopped hearing from her. We knew something had to be wrong.” The family reported Dawnita missing. Julia said detectives met with the family in July of 2020 to brief them on the case, but the family said they are not authorized to discuss details for fear of harming the investigation. In November of 2023, Dateline spoke with a Det. Sgt. Todd Mattingly who confirmed that Dawnita's case is still active and that the FBI is assisting them. He told Dateline that there are no major updates at this time, but that officials cannot comment on the case as it is an active investigation. Dawnita is 5’3” and weighs approximately 145 lbs., with brown eyes and dark hair. Anyone who may have information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Evansville Police Department’s Adult Investigative Unit at 812-436-7979.

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KANSAS

  • MISSING IN AMERICA

    Detreck Foster

    When Detreck Foster of Independence, Kansas, missed Mother’s Day 2020, his family was concerned. That concern only grew when, in June, he missed celebrating his 38th birthday with his twin sister, and Father’s Day with his daughters – all of which was unusual behavior, according to his family.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Detreck Foster

    When Detreck Foster of Independence, Kansas, missed Mother’s Day 2020, his family was concerned. That concern only grew when, in June, he missed celebrating his 38th birthday with his twin sister, and Father’s Day with his daughters – all of which was unusual behavior, according to his family.

    In 2020, Independence Police Chief Jerry Harrison told Dateline that there were various reports from Detreck’s friends saying they saw him in mid-April 2020 in the Independence area. Police believe the last confirmed sighting was in that area on April 12, 2020. At the time, Chief Harrison would not share many details on the case, but added that investigators do believe Detreck was murdered. In September 2020, the Kansas Governor signed a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Detreck’s disappearance and suspected murder. According to a communications coordinator for the Kansas Governor, that reward is still active. Dateline followed up with Chief Harrison in 2023 to get an update on where Detreck's case stands. Harrison confirmed the Independence PD is still the investigating agency and that Detreck's case is still open and active. Detreck is described as being 5’9”, weighing 190 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Investigators urge anyone with information to contact the Independence Police Department at (620) 332-1700 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-4017. Tips can also be submitted online at https://www.kbi.ks.gov/sar.

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KENTUCKY

  • Missing in America

    Kayla Decker

    Kayla Decker has not been seen since December 18, 2022 in Bee Spring, Kentucky. The mother of three was last seen at a local church, but according to Detective Michael Waggener of the Kentucky State Police Department, there are very few details known about Kayla's disappearance. She was not reported missing until June 14, 2023.
    Missing in America

    Kayla Decker

    Kayla Decker has not been seen since December 18, 2022 in Bee Spring, Kentucky. The mother of three was last seen at a local church, but according to Detective Michael Waggener of the Kentucky State Police Department, there are very few details known about Kayla's disappearance. She was not reported missing until June 14, 2023.

    Detective Waggener told Dateline that authorities “believe her husband, Dearl Decker, was the last person to see her.” Dateline tried to contact Decker for his recollection of events around the time Kayla vanished, but was unable to reach him. The authorities have conducted several searches for Kayla, but have found nothing of note thus far. According to Det. Waggener, there are no named suspects or persons of interest in Kayla's case. Her friends have turned to social media for help, posting about the case on the "Find Kayla Decker" Facebook group. Kayla is 5’6” and weighs between 130-150 lbs. She has strawberry-blonde hair and hazel eyes. She also has facial piercings and a tattoo on her lower stomach. Please contact the Kentucky State Police at 270-782-2010, if you have any information about Kayla's whereabouts.

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  • Brookelyn Farthing
    Missing in America

    Brookelyn Farthing

    Brookelyn Farthing was only 18 years old when she went missing in the early hours of June 22, 2013. That was 10 years ago. The night she was last seen, Brookelyn went with her younger sister, a cousin and some friends to a party outside Berea, Kentucky. Although her family members decided to leave, Brookelyn chose to stay behind.
    Missing in America

    Brookelyn Farthing

    Brookelyn Farthing was only 18 years old when she went missing in the early hours of June 22, 2013. That was 10 years ago. The night she was last seen, Brookelyn went with her younger sister, a cousin and some friends to a party outside Berea, Kentucky. Although her family members decided to leave, Brookelyn chose to stay behind.

    The details surrounding the rest of the night remain a mystery, but it was around 4:00 a.m. the next day when Brookelyn sent text messages to friends saying she needed a ride home because she was “scared.” Police arrived at the party house several hours later. The host told police he had left the house in the morning to let some horses out. He said when he returned home he saw burn damage from a small fire but no sign of Brookelyn. A massive search was launched, but turned up little evidence. Police have not named any persons of interest or suspects in the case. Brookelyn’s family has a website, findbrookefarthing.com, and has offered a $14,000 reward "for information leading to the return of Brookelyn Farthing or capture and conviction of those responsible for her disappearance." At the time of her disappearance, Brookelyn was 5’1”, and weighed 110 lbs. In November 2022, an officer with the Kentucky State Police Department told Dateline Brookelyn’s case remains open. If you have any information regarding Brookelyn's disappearance, please call the Kentucky State Police at (859) 623-2404.

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  • Andrea Knabel
    Missing in America

    Andrea Knabel

    ​​Andrea Michelle Knabel, a 37-year-old mother from Louisville, Kentucky, was last seen around 1:00 a.m. on August 13, 2019, walking in the area of the 4000 block of Fincastle Road near her home in Louisville’s Audubon Park.
    Missing in America

    Andrea Knabel

    ​​Andrea Michelle Knabel, a 37-year-old mother from Louisville, Kentucky, was last seen around 1:00 a.m. on August 13, 2019, walking in the area of the 4000 block of Fincastle Road near her home in Louisville’s Audubon Park.

    Andrea dedicated her time volunteering for an organization that searches for missing people called Missing in America -- an organization unaffiliated with Dateline’s digital series, but similarly intended to help locate the missing. Louisville Metro Police said Andrea made some phone calls asking for a ride between 1:30 a.m. and 2:00 a.m., in the area where she was last seen. Her cell phone has not been active since then. The ‘Finding Andrea’ Facebook page continues to post updates about Andrea's case. There is a $10,000 reward being offered for information leading to the direct recovery of Andrea. She is described as 5’7”, approximately 190 lbs., with light brown hair. Andrea was last seen wearing a light-colored tank top and white shorts. In November of 2023, Dateline spoke with an officer in the Louisville Metro Police Department's Missing Persons Unit who confirmed that Andrea's case is still open and active. They direct anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact the Louisville Metro Police Department at (502) 574-LMPD.

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  • Missing in America

    Richard Lea

    On September 3, 2018, Richard Lea was enjoying a weekend away with family at Grayson Lake, in Grayson, Kentucky, a place they had been going to for years. The 62-year-old was walking to the boat with family members when he spotted his wife, Leslie, nearby, and walked over to her. He had been diagnosed with dementia in 2015, but when their son, Jacob, saw his father was safe, he continued to the boat.
    Missing in America

    Richard Lea

    On September 3, 2018, Richard Lea was enjoying a weekend away with family at Grayson Lake, in Grayson, Kentucky, a place they had been going to for years. The 62-year-old was walking to the boat with family members when he spotted his wife, Leslie, nearby, and walked over to her. He had been diagnosed with dementia in 2015, but when their son, Jacob, saw his father was safe, he continued to the boat.

    Richard and Leslie took the children to the playground and Richard began walking circles around it. The circles became bigger and Richard was soon out of sight. Richard, who had been nonverbal for the prior year, did not have a cell phone, ID, or credit card on him at the time. State and local agencies arrived that evening to help search for Richard but he was never located. An officer with the Kentucky State Police Department told Dateline in November 2022 that there have been no updates in Richard’s case. Richard is described as being 5’6”, and weighing 140 lbs. He was last seen wearing a tan shirt, blue cotton shorts, gray shoes and a camouflage hat with a “P” on it. Richard would be 67 years old today. If you have any information on Richard’s whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police Post 14 at (606) 928-6421.

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  • Crystal Rogers.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Crystal Rogers

    Crystal Rogers, a 35-year-old mother of five, was last seen on July 3, 2015, at the Bardstown, Kentucky home she shared with her boyfriend, Brooks Houck. Two days later, she was reported missing and her unlocked Chevy Impala was found along Kentucky's Bluegrass Parkway with a flat tire, her belongings still inside. In October 2015, the Nelson County Sheriff officially named Brooks Houck a suspect in Crystal’s disappearance.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Crystal Rogers

    Crystal Rogers, a 35-year-old mother of five, was last seen on July 3, 2015, at the Bardstown, Kentucky home she shared with her boyfriend, Brooks Houck. Two days later, she was reported missing and her unlocked Chevy Impala was found along Kentucky's Bluegrass Parkway with a flat tire, her belongings still inside. In October 2015, the Nelson County Sheriff officially named Brooks Houck a suspect in Crystal’s disappearance.

    Houck's brother, who worked as a Bardstown police officer, was terminated from the department after officials say he interfered with the investigation into the case. Officials have said they believe Crystal is dead, but her body has not been found. Crystal’s parents, Tommy and Sherry Ballard, were the driving force behind “Team Crystal,” a group made up of family and friends and members of the Bardstown community determined to bring Crystal home. In November 2016, just over a year after Crystal’s disappearance, Tommy was shot and killed on his family property next to the Bluegrass Parkway. The homicide remains unsolved. In August 2020, the FBI took over as the lead agency in Crystal’s case. More than 150 state and federal law enforcement officers arrived in Bardstown and executed new search warrants at several properties connected to Brooks Houck. In the summer of 2021, FBI agents began excavation efforts at a home in a subdivision linked to Brooks Houck in Bardstown. In August 2021, the FBI announced in a tweet that it had concluded those search efforts. According to the statement, several “items of interest” were sent to the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, but the FBI has remained silent on the details of their findings. In October 2022, FBI Louisville announced in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, that they were "conducting judicially authorized activity” at an address in Bardstown “in relation to the federal investigation into the disappearance of Crystal Rogers." They did not reveal what was uncovered during that investigation. In the summer of 2023, a man named Joseph Lawson was indicted in connection to the case. He was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with physical evidence. He has pleaded not guilty. On September 27, 2023, authorities arrested Brooks Houck for Crystal's murder. He was charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence, according to an unsealed indictment. Houck has pleaded not guilty to all charges and will be back in court in early 2024. The FBI urges those who may have information about the case to come forward. The FBI's Crystal Rogers Task Force website was created so people can share information regarding the case. There is a $25,000 reward for information that leads to Crystal’s whereabouts. If you have any information regarding Crystal’s case, please contact the FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI, CrystalRogersTaskForce.com/tips or visit www.crystalrogerstaskforce.com.

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  • Samantha Sperry
    Missing in America

    Samantha Sperry

    25-year-old Samantha Sperry was reportedly last seen in Graves County, Kentucky on the morning of Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Authorities told Dateline that the last person to see the young mother alive was her boyfriend’s father, Dusty Holder. Dusty told police that he and Samantha had spent the previous night sleeping on a four-wheeler in the woods.
    Missing in America

    Samantha Sperry

    25-year-old Samantha Sperry was reportedly last seen in Graves County, Kentucky on the morning of Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Authorities told Dateline that the last person to see the young mother alive was her boyfriend’s father, Dusty Holder. Dusty told police that he and Samantha had spent the previous night sleeping on a four-wheeler in the woods.

    He said that in the morning Samantha took off in one direction and he went in the other. Samantha hasn’t been seen since. The Graves County Sheriff’s Department told Dateline in 2018 that through search warrants, they collected and sent more than 30 pieces of evidence for examination in connection with Samantha’s disappearance. Investigators conducted laboratory analysis of evidence that was submitted and a detailed review of electronic evidence, but said in an effort to not compromise the integrity of the ongoing investigation, more specific details could not be released. Authorities said they worked with the Kentucky State Police to try to triangulate cell phones to get a clear picture of people’s whereabouts at various time frames surrounding Samantha’s disappearance, but it has not led to her location. Police also say they have questioned both Samantha’s boyfriend, Rhen Hendrickson, and his father, Dusty, multiple times and both have passed polygraph tests. In 2020, the FBI and other outside agencies joined the investigation to help with interviewing and re-interviewing witnesses or persons of interest, conducting a detailed and methodical review of all electronic evidence, and laboratory analysis of evidence submitted. There have been no arrests or persons of interest named in connection to Samantha’s disappearance. Samantha is described as being 5’6” and weighs about 125 lbs. She has hazel eyes and blonde hair, and was last seen wearing gray sweatpants and a hoodie. She would be 31 years old today. Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at 502-263-6000, or West Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 270-443-TELL, Kentucky State Police at 270-856-3721, or the Graves County Sheriff’s Office at 270-247-4501 or at sperrytips@gravescountyky.gov.

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LOUISIANA

  • Missing in America

    Rebecca Pauline Gary

    Rebecca Pauline Gary was last heard from on December 27, 1988. She was spending the holidays alone in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after sending her daughter to stay with family about four hours away in Shreveport. She was supposed to pick her daughter up after the holidays, but never showed up. Family told Dateline in 2017 they waited to report Rebecca missing until January 24, 1989, because they figured she’d show up, eventually.
    Missing in America

    Rebecca Pauline Gary

    Rebecca Pauline Gary was last heard from on December 27, 1988. She was spending the holidays alone in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after sending her daughter to stay with family about four hours away in Shreveport. She was supposed to pick her daughter up after the holidays, but never showed up. Family told Dateline in 2017 they waited to report Rebecca missing until January 24, 1989, because they figured she’d show up, eventually.

    Police say there are no suspects in the disappearance, and it remains an open investigation. For more information on Rebecca’s case, you can visit the Facebook page her daughter runs called 'Help Find Rebecca Pauline Gary Missing December 27, 1988.' Rebecca, who would be 66 years old today, is 5'1" and weighed 105 lbs. in 1988. She has green eyes, brown hair, and a birthmark on her right leg. If you have any information on Rebecca’s whereabouts, please call the Baton Rouge Police Department at 225-389-2000.

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  • Missing in America

    Ella Goodie

    32-year-old Ella Goodie was last seen on March 9, 2022, in the Calcasieu Parish area of Louisiana. Ella’s best friend, Felicia, told Dateline that Ella had been working for Lyft but wanted to make more money and started driving customers without the app. According to the Louisiana State Police, on March 9, the last passenger in Ella’s car was a man named Brandon Francisco.
    Missing in America

    Ella Goodie

    32-year-old Ella Goodie was last seen on March 9, 2022, in the Calcasieu Parish area of Louisiana. Ella’s best friend, Felicia, told Dateline that Ella had been working for Lyft but wanted to make more money and started driving customers without the app. According to the Louisiana State Police, on March 9, the last passenger in Ella’s car was a man named Brandon Francisco.

    On April 4, almost a month after Ella’s disappearance, authorities announced that her black 2012 Audi Q5 had been found in St. Joseph, Missouri, 13 hours away from where she was last seen. Francisco is considered a person of interest in Ella's disappearance. On March 25, Francisco was arrested in an unrelated case. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in that case and is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence. He has not been charged in connection with Ella’s disappearance. In May 2023, the Louisiana State Police Department announced that Ella’s missing person’s case has shifted to a homicide investigation. The Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office told Dateline in November 2023 that they have taken over Ella’s case from the Louisiana State Police Department. They also confirmed to Dateline that Brandon Fransico is still considered a person of interest in the case. Ella is 5’3”, 125 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. She has several tattoos, including a Houston Texans bull in the middle of her neck. Anyone with information regarding Ella’s disappearance is asked to call the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office at (337) 437-3400.

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  • Missing in America

    Krystle Journee

    39-year-old Krystle Journee was last seen on December 22, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to family, she was headed to a concert that evening with her ex-boyfriend Roosevelt Marshall. Her family reported her missing on December 26, 2021. According to a press release from the New Orleans Police Department, Krystle left her home and got into a black Toyota Avalon with Louisiana plate 102EQM on the evening of December 22.
    Missing in America

    Krystle Journee

    39-year-old Krystle Journee was last seen on December 22, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to family, she was headed to a concert that evening with her ex-boyfriend Roosevelt Marshall. Her family reported her missing on December 26, 2021. According to a press release from the New Orleans Police Department, Krystle left her home and got into a black Toyota Avalon with Louisiana plate 102EQM on the evening of December 22.

    The vehicle is believed to belong to Marshall. He is considered a person of interest in Krystle’s disappearance. In April 2022, Roosevelt Marshall was located in Cobb County, Georgia, and interviewed by detectives there regarding Krystle’s disappearance. According to the New Orleans Police Department Public Affairs division, he was “later extradited to Jefferson Parish (County), a neighboring jurisdiction to New Orleans, to face outstanding charges there.” In November 2023, a representative from the Public Affairs division told Dateline, "The missing persons case involving Krystle Journee remains under investigation. There are no updates beyond what has been released to this point." Krystle was last seen wearing a cream-colored dress, a hat, and black boots. She is approximately 5’5”, weighs 190 lbs., with a caramel complexion and freckles. She has multiple tattoos, including a Betty Boop tattoo on her foot, an elephant on her thigh, and a peacock on her right leg. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Krystle Journee is asked to contact the NOPD Fifth District detectives at 504-658-6050. You can also call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP (7867).

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  • Jake Latiolais
    Missing in America

    Jake Latiolais

    In the early morning hours of August 29, 2014, Jake Latiolais told friends he was headed to West Baton Rouge, Louisiana. That was the last time anyone heard from the 22-year-old. Shortly after, police received an anonymous call about a person going over the railing of the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge.
    Missing in America

    Jake Latiolais

    In the early morning hours of August 29, 2014, Jake Latiolais told friends he was headed to West Baton Rouge, Louisiana. That was the last time anyone heard from the 22-year-old. Shortly after, police received an anonymous call about a person going over the railing of the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge.

    Responding officers found Jake’s truck on the shoulder of the bridge. The truck was still running, and Jake’s cell phone was on the pavement next to it. A dive team was called in, but nothing of significance was found. Officials previously told Dateline they are continuing to investigate, but are at a standstill without any new leads. Jake is described as 5’10”, weighing 150 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information regarding Jake’s case, please call the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office at (225) 343-9234 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP.

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MAINE

  • Russell Burnett
    Missing in America

    Russell Burnett

    On February 21, 2017, 48-year-old Russell Burnett and his dog, Bev, spent the night at his neighbor’s house in Franklin, Maine. In the morning, Russell told his friend he was going to meet someone who was supposed to take him to the doctor, so he and Bev headed home.
    Missing in America

    Russell Burnett

    On February 21, 2017, 48-year-old Russell Burnett and his dog, Bev, spent the night at his neighbor’s house in Franklin, Maine. In the morning, Russell told his friend he was going to meet someone who was supposed to take him to the doctor, so he and Bev headed home.

    But when that person arrived at Russell’s house to pick him up, Russell and Bev were nowhere to be found. Two weeks later, Bev showed up at a neighbor’s house. According to Russell’s neighbor, the dog appeared to have been washed, fed and well-kept. In November of 2023, the Maine State Police Department confirmed with Dateline that Russell Burnett is still missing and his case remains open and active. Russell is described as being 5’7”, and weighing 150 lbs., with hazel eyes. At the time of his disappearance, he had a shaved head, and a blond beard. If you have any information on Russell’s disappearance, please call the Maine State Police at (207) 973-3700.

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MARYLAND

  • Missing in America

    Joanna Clark and Shariece Clark

    Joanna Clark and her daughter Shariece both went missing on February 4, 2017, but at different times. The exact circumstances of that Saturday afternoon and evening remain unclear. Shariece, who was 15 years old at the time, was last heard from around 2:30 p.m., after she had finished babysitting her six younger siblings at their family’s home in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore, Maryland.
    Missing in America

    Joanna Clark and Shariece Clark

    Joanna Clark and her daughter Shariece both went missing on February 4, 2017, but at different times. The exact circumstances of that Saturday afternoon and evening remain unclear. Shariece, who was 15 years old at the time, was last heard from around 2:30 p.m., after she had finished babysitting her six younger siblings at their family’s home in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore, Maryland.

    Later that night, her mother, Joanna, who was 33 at the time, was thought to have been spending time with friends. Joanna’s last known communication was between 11 p.m. and midnight. It is unknown if Joanna ever made it home. It wasn’t until Joanna missed two work shifts, the following Monday and Tuesday, that the pair were reported missing by a friend of the family. When they disappeared, Joanna Clark was described as 5’3”, weighing 140 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. Shariece Clark was described as 5’4”, weighing 130 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. Today, Joanna would be 39 years old and Shariece would be 21. Detective Niki Fennoy from the Media Relations section of the Baltimore Police Department told Dateline that the "Joanna and Shariece Clark case is an open investigation being handled by our homicide detectives." Detective Fennoy urges anyone with information about Joanna and Shariece Clark's cases to contact the detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

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  • Akia Eggleston
    Missing in America

    Akia Eggleston

    Akia Eggleston went missing in Baltimore, Maryland in May of 2017. Akia’s family became alarmed when the 22-year-old failed to show up to her own baby shower on May 3. Calls to Akia went unanswered. Family members visited her apartment to find only a couple of dressers and her bed. They said it looked as if she had moved out. Akia, who was eight months into a high-risk pregnancy, then missed her next prenatal appointment.
    Missing in America

    Akia Eggleston

    Akia Eggleston went missing in Baltimore, Maryland in May of 2017. Akia’s family became alarmed when the 22-year-old failed to show up to her own baby shower on May 3. Calls to Akia went unanswered. Family members visited her apartment to find only a couple of dressers and her bed. They said it looked as if she had moved out. Akia, who was eight months into a high-risk pregnancy, then missed her next prenatal appointment.

    Authorities initially said they did not suspect foul play in connection with the disappearance but in 2018, they told Dateline they believed foul play was involved. More than 100 people were interviewed in connection with the case. In February of 2022, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby held a press conference to announce the arrest of a suspect. Officers arrested Michael Robertson for the murder of Akia Eggleston and her unborn child. Robertson is the father of Akia's unborn child. The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s office released a full statement of probable cause which indicated that Akia is likely deceased. In July 2023, Robertson was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. He was handed down two consecutive life sentences, with the possibility of parole. He is currently being held at the Western Correctional Institution. Akia's body has not been found. If you have information regarding Akia’s case or her location, please call the Baltimore Police Department at (443) 984-7385 or the FBI's Baltimore Field Office at (410) 265-8080.

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  • Missing in America

    Susan Lane

    Nancy Wright Lane last spoke to her 32-year-old daughter, Susan Lane, in the early hours of March 2, 2020. Susan had called around 12:30 a.m. to tell her that she was being harassed at an Annapolis, Maryland McDonald’s and didn’t feel safe. Susan also said she had called 911 more than once and that police came to survey the scene and deemed it “not a threat.” Detective Mark Gass of The Anne Arundel County Police Department told Dateline in March 2023 that Susan's case is still an open investigation.
    Missing in America

    Susan Lane

    Nancy Wright Lane last spoke to her 32-year-old daughter, Susan Lane, in the early hours of March 2, 2020. Susan had called around 12:30 a.m. to tell her that she was being harassed at an Annapolis, Maryland McDonald’s and didn’t feel safe. Susan also said she had called 911 more than once and that police came to survey the scene and deemed it “not a threat.” Detective Mark Gass of The Anne Arundel County Police Department told Dateline in March 2023 that Susan's case is still an open investigation.

    He added that the details of any records or 911 calls are being withheld. Anyone with information about Susan's disappearance is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-4700, or the Missing Persons Unit at 410-222-3588.

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MASSACHUSETTS

  • Missing in America

    Sandra Crispo

    Sandra Crispo, 54, moved from Quincy, Massachusetts to Hanson, Massachusetts to be closer to her grandchildren. Three months later, she vanished. Sandra was last seen on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, after dropping her car off at the mechanic to be repaired. Security footage shows Sandra getting out of the car and going into Cumberland Farms to buy cigarettes.
    Missing in America

    Sandra Crispo

    Sandra Crispo, 54, moved from Quincy, Massachusetts to Hanson, Massachusetts to be closer to her grandchildren. Three months later, she vanished. Sandra was last seen on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, after dropping her car off at the mechanic to be repaired. Security footage shows Sandra getting out of the car and going into Cumberland Farms to buy cigarettes.

    A few days later, Sandra’s daughter went to drop her kids off at her mother’s house, but no one was there. The back door was unlocked and Sandra’s shoes and purse were gone. The lights were on and a watermelon was on the table, cut up, ready to be eaten. In 2020, the Hanson Police Department said they had no reason to believe any foul play was involved, but called in the Massachusetts State Police to assist. In August 2021, on the second anniversary of Sandra’s disappearance, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said in a statement that, “Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office have been actively working in conjunction with Hanson Police to locate Sandra Crispo.” He explained that the extensive efforts of investigators have included canvassing 16 area streets, reviewing video surveillance available from the area, performing more than 200 door-knock interviews, inquiring with the MBTA and rideshare services operating in the vicinity of Hanson, utilizing canines, the State Police Airwing, and underwater drones for searches of woods and swamps, and following up on any leads received. Sandra is described as 5’9”, with hazel eyes and brown hair. She would be 58 years old today. If anyone sees someone matching Sandra’s description or has any information on her whereabouts, they are urged to contact the Hanson Police Department at (781) 293-4625 or the Massachusetts State Police at 508-894-2600.

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  • MISSING IN AMERICA

    Abbie Flynn

    Abbie Flynn was preparing to host a Super Bowl party at her home in Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Sunday, February 22, 2020. But when guests arrived, their host was nowhere to be found. The 59-year-old was last heard from earlier that day, when she had a phone conversation with her son who was away at college.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Abbie Flynn

    Abbie Flynn was preparing to host a Super Bowl party at her home in Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Sunday, February 22, 2020. But when guests arrived, their host was nowhere to be found. The 59-year-old was last heard from earlier that day, when she had a phone conversation with her son who was away at college.

    She told him she might go for a walk in the area of Farrington Avenue before her guests were supposed to arrive for the party. Authorities conducted an extensive search of the area with the assistance of the Gloucester Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard Station Gloucester, Mass State Police, Mass Environmental Police, Gloucester Harbormaster, Rockport Harbormaster and the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council. The search covered many paths and wooded areas where Abbie might have walked, along with a search of the coastline. In November 2023, the Gloucester Police Department told Dateline that Abbie is still missing and that there is no new information to share on her case. Abbie is described as being 5’5”, approximately 200 lbs., with brown hair. She was possibly wearing a navy blue L.L. Bean puffer jacket, L.L. Bean boots, blue jeans and a flannel shirt. If anyone has any information on Abbie’s whereabouts, please call the Gloucester Police Department at 978-283-1212.

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  • Missing in America

    Brittany Tee

    35-year-old Brittany Tee was last seen on January 10, 2023, at around 8:30 p.m. in Brookfield, Massachusetts. She was last spotted walking away from the home on Main Street where she was staying and heading towards Lewis Field. The communications director for the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office told Dateline that in January 2023 Brittany’s car was found at the residence where she’d been staying and was last seen leaving.
    Missing in America

    Brittany Tee

    35-year-old Brittany Tee was last seen on January 10, 2023, at around 8:30 p.m. in Brookfield, Massachusetts. She was last spotted walking away from the home on Main Street where she was staying and heading towards Lewis Field. The communications director for the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office told Dateline that in January 2023 Brittany’s car was found at the residence where she’d been staying and was last seen leaving.

    Police have searched the car for evidence but have not released any information about their findings. The district attorney’s office believes that Brittany had her cell phone, iPad, and wallet with her, as those items have not yet been recovered. When asked at a January 2023 press conference if authorities believe Brittany is in danger, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said that due to the fact that Brittany was on foot and it had been snowing in Massachusetts, officials were worried for her safety. The Massachusetts State Police Office of Media Relations told Dateline in November 2023 that Brittany remains missing. She is described as being 5’6”, 120 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. According to the Brookfield Police Department, she was last seen wearing a black winter coat, hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and work boots. Anyone with information is urged to call the dedicated tip line for Brittany’s case at 508-453-7589, or the State Police Troop C Headquarters at 508-829-8326, or the Brookfield Police at 508-867-5570. Tips can be made anonymously.

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MICHIGAN

  • Missing in America

    Jennifer Blackmon

    Jennifer Blackmon, a 35-year-old mother of four, disappeared on December 22, 2020, in River Rouge, Michigan. Jennifer was going through a divorce at the time, and had moved herself and her children out of the home they shared with her husband. On the day of her disappearance, Jennifer was dealing with car troubles so she took her car to her father to fix and borrowed her daughter's car to do her job as a notary public.
    Missing in America

    Jennifer Blackmon

    Jennifer Blackmon, a 35-year-old mother of four, disappeared on December 22, 2020, in River Rouge, Michigan. Jennifer was going through a divorce at the time, and had moved herself and her children out of the home they shared with her husband. On the day of her disappearance, Jennifer was dealing with car troubles so she took her car to her father to fix and borrowed her daughter's car to do her job as a notary public.

    In February of 2022, Dateline spoke with Jennifer’s mother, Mae Jackson Hamer, who said she had tried to call Jennifer on Tuesday, December 22, but got no response. Mae said that she was supposed to see Jennifer the next day, Wednesday, December 23. “We had went shopping together and she was talking about coming down to wrap her presents.” But Jennifer never showed up to wrap those Christmas presents. According to a post shared by the River Rouge Police Department, Jennifer was last seen in the 500 Block of Frazier Street. The car she was driving was found, but none of her belongings were inside. Dateline has reached out to the River Rouge Police Department multiple times regarding the status of the investigation, but has yet to receive a response. No suspects or persons of interest have been named in Jennifer’s disappearance. According to the private ‘Help Find Jennifer Blackmon’ Facebook group, Jennifer’s mother, Mae, died on December 5, 2022, without knowing what happened to her daughter. Michigan Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to Jennifer’s location. She is 5’5” with hazel eyes and weighed around 130 lbs. at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen wearing a black trench coat with a scarf and had brown and black extension braids. Jennifer has scars on her bottom lip and her right eyebrow. If you have any information that can help bring Jennifer home, please call the River Rouge Police Department at (313) 842-8700.

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  • Bob Dale
    Missing in America

    Bob Dale

    On May 18, 1996, 33-year-old father of three Bob Dale disappeared after attending a wedding in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan with his wife, Kristi. Kristi told Dateline that after the wedding, the couple went out to a bar downtown to get drinks with a few friends. According to Kristi, she left Bob in the car asleep while she went inside the bar for drinks.
    Missing in America

    Bob Dale

    On May 18, 1996, 33-year-old father of three Bob Dale disappeared after attending a wedding in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan with his wife, Kristi. Kristi told Dateline that after the wedding, the couple went out to a bar downtown to get drinks with a few friends. According to Kristi, she left Bob in the car asleep while she went inside the bar for drinks.

    Kristi told Dateline that at some point in the night, she vaguely remembers seeing Bob walk away from the car. Kristi told detectives in 1996 that she returned home around 1 a.m. that night to relieve the babysitter and returned downtown to look for Bob but he was nowhere to be found. In the morning, when Bob still hadn't returned home, Kristi reported him missing. Detective Sergeant Darrell Harp of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department told Dateline in May 2023 that there were several searches done for Bob in the Sault Ste. Marie area but no trace of him has been found. The detective told Dateline that he believes foul play may be involved in Bob's disappearance. On the night of May 18, 1996, Bob Dale was reportedly wearing a yellow polo shirt, black jeans, and black and brown loafers. He was carrying a brown wallet and may have been wearing a class ring and wedding band. If you have information about his disappearance, please call Det. Sgt. Darrell Harp at the Sault Ste. Marie Police Dept. at 906-632-3344.

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  • Missing in America

    Zion Foster

    Zion Foster was last seen on January 5, 2022, in Eastpointe, Michigan. On the evening of January 4, 2022, the 17-year-old went to work at the Detroit Wing Company. She was picked up by her mother’s boyfriend when her shift was done, around 10:00 p.m. Later that evening, Zion asked her mother, Ciera Milton, if she could go hang out with a cousin from her father’s side of the family.
    Missing in America

    Zion Foster

    Zion Foster was last seen on January 5, 2022, in Eastpointe, Michigan. On the evening of January 4, 2022, the 17-year-old went to work at the Detroit Wing Company. She was picked up by her mother’s boyfriend when her shift was done, around 10:00 p.m. Later that evening, Zion asked her mother, Ciera Milton, if she could go hang out with a cousin from her father’s side of the family.

    Zion was picked up around 10:45 p.m. and only had her phone and a little purse with her. Around 1:00 a.m. the following morning, January 5, Zion texted her mother saying “omw” to let her know that she was on her way home. When Zion didn’t return home, Ciera reported her missing. The Eastpointe Police Department, the Detroit Police Department, and the FBI have all been involved in the search for Zion. Earlier this year, Detective Lieutenant Robert Koenigsmann of the Eastpointe Police in Michigan confirmed to Dateline that Jaylin Brazier was charged with lying to a peace officer in the investigation into Zion’s disappearance. Brazier is the cousin Zion had gone to spend time with the night she went missing. He originally denied seeing Zion that night, but weeks later admitted that he had thrown her body into a dumpster. He claimed that Zion had stopped breathing while they were smoking marijuana, and he didn’t know what to do. In March 2023, Brazier was sentenced to 23 months to 4 years in prison for lying to police. A few months later, in June, Brazier was charged with second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in connection to Zion’s disappearance. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Dateline reached out to Brazier's attorney for comment but did not receive a response. Zion’s body has not been found. Anyone with information that can help authorities locate Zion’s remains is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260.

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  • Missing in America

    Jessica Heeringa

    Jessica Heeringa was working alone at a gas station in Norton Shores, Michigan on April 26, 2013, when she disappeared. A witness told police he saw the 25-year-old mother being forced into a silver Chrysler minivan. Investigators found Jessica's cell phone, keys and purse inside the store.
    Missing in America

    Jessica Heeringa

    Jessica Heeringa was working alone at a gas station in Norton Shores, Michigan on April 26, 2013, when she disappeared. A witness told police he saw the 25-year-old mother being forced into a silver Chrysler minivan. Investigators found Jessica's cell phone, keys and purse inside the store.

    In September 2016, officials charged Jeffrey Willis with abduction and murder in relation to Jessica’s case. He pleaded not guilty. At the time he was facing charges for the April 2016 abduction of a teenager who ended up escaping. The teen led police to a van where, according to court testimony, investigators found bondage items and lists of women’s names and addresses. According to NBC affiliate WOOD-TV, investigators said they found a file labeled “VICS” (short for victims) that contained a folder labeled with the initials of a jogger named Rebekah Bletsch who had been found shot to death in 2014. The folder also contained a code for her date of death. In November 2017, Willis was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder in the Rebekah Bletch case. Police told WOOD-TV there was also a file bearing Jessica’s initials on Willis’s computer. On May 16, 2018, Willis was found guilty of Jessica’s kidnapping and murder. Willis is serving two life sentences: one for killing Jessica in 2013 and the other for killing Rebekah Bletsch. On December 3, 2019, Willis asked the Michigan Court of Appeals to grant him a new trial in Jessica’s murder, stating that some of the evidence that the jury saw in his trial should not have been admitted, according to WOOD-TV. The court agreed some evidence should have been excluded at trial, but said that didn’t outweigh other “strong untainted evidence” that showed Willis was responsible for Jessica’s death. On December 27, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that Willis’s arguments had no merit and that his conviction for Jessica’s kidnapping and murder would stand. Jessica’s body has not been found. Lieutenant Marc Vanderstelt of the Norton Shores Police Department confirmed that officials have still not found Jessica's body. He said that while there are no active searches for Jessica’s body, they will still investigate any tips that may come in regarding the location of her remains. Lieutenant Vanderstelt urges anyone with information to contact the Norton Shores Police Department at (231) 733-2691 or the Silent Observer at (231) 722-7463.

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    Alasia Hill

    Alasia Hill was last seen by her mother on March 10, 2021, at a doctor’s appointment in the 2700 block of East Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. Charisma Carucci told Dateline that her 23-year-old daughter had spent most of February in the hospital due to an infection that led to a medically-induced coma.
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    Alasia Hill

    Alasia Hill was last seen by her mother on March 10, 2021, at a doctor’s appointment in the 2700 block of East Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. Charisma Carucci told Dateline that her 23-year-old daughter had spent most of February in the hospital due to an infection that led to a medically-induced coma.

    While in the coma, Alasia suffered complications and the decision was made to amputate her hand. After the appointment to remove the stitches, Alasia went home with her boyfriend, and called her mother that evening to let her know how she was doing. When she didn’t hear from her daughter the next day, Charisma called Alasia’s boyfriend, Marlon Billingslea. She said Alasia didn’t have a phone of her own so she usually called Marlon’s phone when she needed to get in touch with her daughter. Charisma said when she spoke to Marlon he told her Alasia had left and that he didn’t know where she had gone. Marlon told Dateline it was the morning of March 11 when Alasia walked out of the house without any explanation of where she was going, despite him asking. He said he followed her, but eventually let her be and returned home. Alasia is described by her family as bright and kind, someone who showed a lot of promise just a few years ago when she graduated a year early from high school and enrolled in a nursing program at a local college. Officer H. Mackson of the Detroit Police Department told Dateline in May of 2021, that they continue to follow up on any leads or tips that come in, but nothing has led them to Alasia. Mackson stressed that, at that point, they had no reason to believe foul play was involved, but encouraged anyone with information to call the police. Dateline reached out multiple times to the Detroit Police Department in 2022 and 2023 to see if there have been any developments in Alasia’s case but has yet to receive a response. Alasia is described as being 5' 4”, and weighing about 135 lbs. She has a light complexion, the name “Kayden'' tattooed on her forearm and her right hand is amputated. She was last seen wearing a tan jogging outfit and beige glittery UGG boots. If you have any information on Alasia’s whereabouts, call the Detroit Police Department’s Sixth Precinct’s Investigative Unit at 313-596-5640. To remain anonymous, tipsters can call the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-Speak Up (1-800-773-2587).

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    Steven Kraft

    On the evening of February 15, 2001, 12-year-old Steven Kraft left his family’s home in Benton Township, Michigan to go outside with two of his dogs. He told his family he’d be home for dinner, but never returned. A few days later, both of the Kraft family dogs returned home, but Steven was still nowhere to be found.
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    Steven Kraft

    On the evening of February 15, 2001, 12-year-old Steven Kraft left his family’s home in Benton Township, Michigan to go outside with two of his dogs. He told his family he’d be home for dinner, but never returned. A few days later, both of the Kraft family dogs returned home, but Steven was still nowhere to be found.

    In 2019, Brian Smit, Benton Township chief of police at the time, told Dateline that Steven’s young age combined with a disappearance that happened nearly two decades earlier has made it impossible to try to track him. Steven was last known to be wearing a blue-green Charlotte Hornets team jacket, a tan and white striped T-shirt, tan parachute pants, and black boots. In November 2023, the Benton Township Police told Dateline that Steven is still missing and they are actively investigating his case. Anyone with tips or information on Steven’s case is asked to please call the Benton Township Police Department Steven Kraft Hotline at (269) 926-8221.

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    Danielle Stislicki

    28-year-old Danielle Stislicki was last seen on December 2, 2016, leaving her work at MetLife in Southfield, Michigan. She was supposed to meet a friend for dinner that evening but never arrived. Text messages and calls to her went unanswered. The next day, a close friend who went to check on her found Danielle’s black 2015 Jeep Renegade parked in its usual spot right outside the entrance to her apartment complex.
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    Danielle Stislicki

    28-year-old Danielle Stislicki was last seen on December 2, 2016, leaving her work at MetLife in Southfield, Michigan. She was supposed to meet a friend for dinner that evening but never arrived. Text messages and calls to her went unanswered. The next day, a close friend who went to check on her found Danielle’s black 2015 Jeep Renegade parked in its usual spot right outside the entrance to her apartment complex.

    Floyd Galloway Jr. has been charged with first-degree murder in her case. He has pleaded not guilty. Galloway is a former security guard at the MetLife building where Danielle worked at the time of her disappearance. Authorities searched Galloway’s residence three weeks after Danielle vanished. Floorboards, several pieces of carpet, a mattress, and Galloway’s car were removed from his home and sent for testing, according to police. A judge ruled there was enough evidence to proceed to trial after Oakland County Medical Examiner Dr. Ljubisa J. Dragovic testified that he came to the conclusion Danielle died of asphyxiation, even though her body had not been found. In September 2023, key evidence in the case was tossed because of the way it came to law enforcement. Galloway is currently in prison, after being convicted of the kidnapping, assault, and attempted rape of a jogger in September 2016. His trial date in Danielle's case is pending. Anyone with information regarding the case, or who may have seen Danielle or her Jeep on December 2, 2016, is urged to call the Farmington Hills Police Department at (248) 871-2610.

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    Dee Ann Warner

    52-year-old Dee Ann Warner was last seen at the home she shared with her husband, Dale Warner, in Franklin Township, Michigan on April 25, 2021. That Sunday, Dee’s daughter Rikkell Bock stopped by her mother’s house with her husband and daughter around 9:00 a.m., but Dee was nowhere to be found. They reported her missing later that day. Dee's brother, Gregg Hardy, told Dateline that Dee’s husband told the family that he had left the house at 6:30 a.m. and Dee was lying on the couch snoring.
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    Dee Ann Warner

    52-year-old Dee Ann Warner was last seen at the home she shared with her husband, Dale Warner, in Franklin Township, Michigan on April 25, 2021. That Sunday, Dee’s daughter Rikkell Bock stopped by her mother’s house with her husband and daughter around 9:00 a.m., but Dee was nowhere to be found. They reported her missing later that day. Dee's brother, Gregg Hardy, told Dateline that Dee’s husband told the family that he had left the house at 6:30 a.m. and Dee was lying on the couch snoring.

    Sheriff Troy Bevier told Dateline in January of 2022 that the Lenawee County Sheriff's Office was investigating Dee's disappearance. He detailed the searches for Dee -- including helicopter, foot patrol, canine, drone, and ground-penetrating radar searches. They also checked her financial and medical records and her social media. Through all of these searches, the only thing located was Dee’s keys. In August 2022, Dateline featured Dee's case in season one of the podcast series “Dateline: Missing in America.” At the time, there were no suspects named in Dee's disappearance. In September 2023, Dale Warner was sentenced to 93 days in jail for not cooperating with a conservator appointed to protect his wife’s assets and estate. And just two months later, in November 2023, he was charged with Dee's murder. According to court documents, Dale is being charged with one count of open murder and one count of tampering with evidence in connection with his wife's disappearance. He has pleaded not guilty to both charges. After Dale's arrest, Dateline again spoke with Dee's brother, Gregg. He told Dateline that "there’s no other option than she has been killed and her body some way hidden or destroyed by Mr. Warner." Dale's attorney, Mary Chartier, told Dateline that “a fair and objective review of the evidence—or more precisely the lack of evidence in this case—will show that Mr. Warner did not kill his wife." Dale Warner is currently in police custody with a bond set at $15 million. Dee has not been found. She is 5’4”, and weighs 135-140 lbs. She has brown hair which, at the time of her disappearance, had blonde highlights. Anyone with information is asked to call the Michigan State Police at (855) 642-4847.

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MINNESOTA

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    Shannah Boiteau

    Shannah Boiteau was last seen on June 22, 2016, near St. Cloud, Minnesota. The then 23-year-old, originally from Chippewa Falls, Minnesota, was driving with her boyfriend along Highway 94 when he said she suddenly fled the car. She was barefoot and without her purse when she vanished into the thick woods parallel to the highway.
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    Shannah Boiteau

    Shannah Boiteau was last seen on June 22, 2016, near St. Cloud, Minnesota. The then 23-year-old, originally from Chippewa Falls, Minnesota, was driving with her boyfriend along Highway 94 when he said she suddenly fled the car. She was barefoot and without her purse when she vanished into the thick woods parallel to the highway.

    The couple had passed a police vehicle along the highway and authorities reportedly witnessed her looking distressed as she made her way into the trees. What happened next is unknown. Both the St. Cloud and Chippewa Falls Police Departments have conducted several searches to find Shannah, but have been unsuccessful. Police conducted a polygraph test on Shannah’s boyfriend which he passed, according to officials. In November 2023, the Chippewa Falls Police Department told Dateline that there have been no new updates in Shannah’s case and noted that “nothing concrete has materialized.” Anyone with information regarding Shannah's case is asked to call either the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-345-4444 or the Chippewa Falls Police Department at (715) 723-4424.

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    Wendy Lynn Khan

    Wendy Lynn Khan was last heard from on June 1, 2018, when the 46-year-old texted with her daughter, Aneisah. Aneisah told Dateline she had visited Wendy at her home in Mankato, Minnesota, the night before, on May 31, 2018. Aneisah said she left after Wendy’s boyfriend, Mohammed Bilal Chughtai, came home that night.
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    Wendy Lynn Khan

    Wendy Lynn Khan was last heard from on June 1, 2018, when the 46-year-old texted with her daughter, Aneisah. Aneisah told Dateline she had visited Wendy at her home in Mankato, Minnesota, the night before, on May 31, 2018. Aneisah said she left after Wendy’s boyfriend, Mohammed Bilal Chughtai, came home that night.

    A few days later, on Sunday, June 3, when Aneisah had not heard from her mother, she went to check on her. No one answered the door, so she went to the Mankato Police Department and filed a missing person’s report. On June 7, six days after Aneisah last spoke to her mother, authorities located Wendy’s vehicle on Belle Avenue, behind a Mankato CVS, with a flat tire. Aneisah told Dateline in 2019 that her mother’s bank account was last accessed on May 30, 2018, and her phone has not been used since June 2, 2018. Investigators searched Wendy’s boyfriend’s car and the home but found no evidence of foul play. Dateline was unable to reach Chughtai in 2019 for his recollection of events of the days surrounding Wendy’s disappearance. The Mankato Department of Public Safety has not named any persons of interest or suspects in Wendy’s case. Wendy Khan is described as being 5’5” and weighing 160 lbs., with red hair and green eyes. If you have any information on the circumstances surrounding Wendy’s disappearance, please call the Mankato Public Safety Center at (507) 387-8600.

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    Nevaeh Kingbird

    15-year-old Nevaeh Kingbird was just a freshman in high school when she was last seen in Bemidji, Minnesota on October 22, 2021. According to her mother, Teddi Wind, Nevaeh had mental health issues and had been having a hard time in the months before she vanished.
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    Nevaeh Kingbird

    15-year-old Nevaeh Kingbird was just a freshman in high school when she was last seen in Bemidji, Minnesota on October 22, 2021. According to her mother, Teddi Wind, Nevaeh had mental health issues and had been having a hard time in the months before she vanished.

    Two of her friends had died by suicide in 2021 – one in April, the other a week before Nevaeh was last seen. Teddi told Dateline Nevaeh had run off before and was initially listed as a runaway. “She's bipolar, so she would get in her manic stage – sometimes she would take off on me,” she said. “But she would always keep contact with me.” Detective Dan Seaberg of the Bemidji Police Department told Dateline that Nevaeh had been at a friend’s residence on the evening of October 22 and that is where her phone was found. She has not been active on any social media since, which is out of character for the teen. “We did some ground searches, drone searches, and canine searches in the immediate area where she was last seen,” Det. Seaberg said. But they did not find anything of note. In June 2023, Dateline covered Nevaeh's case in season 2 of our "Missing in America'' podcast. Nevaeh is 5’4” and weighs around 120 lbs. At the time of her disappearance, she had hair past her shoulders that she dyed jet black on one side with a blonde streak. Nevaeh has a scar above her left eyebrow. According to Nevaeh’s family, she may have been wearing a red sweatshirt with a Chicago Bulls logo on the front. The “Bring Nevaeh Kingbird Home'' Facebook page posts updates and information about the case. Detective Seaberg told Dateline officials have no evidence of foul play but encourage anyone with information on Nevaeh’s whereabouts to call the Bemidji Police Department at 218-333-9111.

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MISSISSIPPI

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    Latasha Crump Coleman

    Latasha Crump Coleman was last seen at her home in Jackson, Mississippi, on July 18, 2023. According to a press release by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the 46-year-old "was last seen Tuesday, July 18, at about 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Hidden Valley Lane in Hinds County.” She was believed to be in her car, a 2002 gray Acura MDX, bearing MS tag HPA8639.
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    Latasha Crump Coleman

    Latasha Crump Coleman was last seen at her home in Jackson, Mississippi, on July 18, 2023. According to a press release by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the 46-year-old "was last seen Tuesday, July 18, at about 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Hidden Valley Lane in Hinds County.” She was believed to be in her car, a 2002 gray Acura MDX, bearing MS tag HPA8639.

    The release states it was last spotted traveling in an unknown direction. Latasha was reported missing by her family on July 19. Latasha's son, Dexter Crump, told Dateline in September 2023, that “the police department, they did two searches, but all the other searches been me and my aunt, her sisters and brothers, friends, whoever." According to Dexter, nothing was found in those searches. Latasha is 5’5” and weighs 180 lbs. She has black braided hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black jeans and a black T-shirt.If you have any information about Latasha’s disappearance, please contact the Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234.

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    Frank Garcia

    35-year-old Frank Garcia was last seen on February 16, 1994, in Houston, Mississippi. He was reported missing almost a week later when he failed to pick up two of his checks from his place of work and no one had heard from him. Frank's daughter told Dateline her father was believed to be last seen wearing a ball cap, blue jeans, and a t-shirt.
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    Frank Garcia

    35-year-old Frank Garcia was last seen on February 16, 1994, in Houston, Mississippi. He was reported missing almost a week later when he failed to pick up two of his checks from his place of work and no one had heard from him. Frank's daughter told Dateline her father was believed to be last seen wearing a ball cap, blue jeans, and a t-shirt.

    She also noted that Frank had two tattoos: one arm says 'Nancy,' for his first wife, and the other arm says 'Ginger,' for his second wife. At the time of his disappearance, he was 5'5" and 150 lbs. with black hair and dark brown eyes. Frank would be 63 years old today. Investigator Terry Ward with the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office told Dateline that officials have no evidence of foul play in Frank's disappearance. Ward confirmed Frank's case is still open and active and that the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department would investigate any tips that come in. If you have information on Frank's whereabouts, please call the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department at 662-456-2339.

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    Rebecca Henderson Paulk

    The last time anyone saw Rebecca Henderson Paulk was on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at a local business in Meridian, Mississippi. Several days after the 26-year-old was last seen, her vehicle was found abandoned in a rural area not far from her last known whereabouts. Inside were a number of her valuable personal items, including her laptop.
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    Rebecca Henderson Paulk

    The last time anyone saw Rebecca Henderson Paulk was on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at a local business in Meridian, Mississippi. Several days after the 26-year-old was last seen, her vehicle was found abandoned in a rural area not far from her last known whereabouts. Inside were a number of her valuable personal items, including her laptop.

    Her cell phone was found in a nearby field. There appeared to be a break in the case when police questioned one man following his arrest on unrelated misdemeanor charges. After searches of his home, no evidence was found linking him to the disappearance. However, authorities do consider him a person of interest, as he was the last person known to have seen Rebecca before she vanished. Seven years later, Rebecca's case is still open. In 2020, Rebecca’s family offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts. Rebecca is described as 5’6”, weighing 145 lbs., with blonde hair and green eyes. If you have any information, please contact the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department at (601) 482-9806 or East Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 855-485-TIPS (8477).

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    Jessica Stacks

    Jessica Stacks, 28, and her boyfriend were on a boat on January 1, 2021, somewhere along the Tallahatchie River in Union County, Mississippi, when she disappeared. Her boyfriend, Jerry Wayne Baggett, told law enforcement officials that he and Jessica had launched the boat into the river near the County Road 46 bridge in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.
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    Jessica Stacks

    Jessica Stacks, 28, and her boyfriend were on a boat on January 1, 2021, somewhere along the Tallahatchie River in Union County, Mississippi, when she disappeared. Her boyfriend, Jerry Wayne Baggett, told law enforcement officials that he and Jessica had launched the boat into the river near the County Road 46 bridge in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.

    They were on the water for a couple of hours when Jessica reportedly got out of the boat and made her way toward the north river bank in the direction of State Highway 30. Her purse and car keys were left behind. Her cell phone was later turned in by an individual who stated that he had it because Jessica and Baggett had planned to call him on it to be picked up at the end of their boating trip that day. Jessica was reported missing by her boyfriend at 10:15 p.m. that evening. Due to flooding, initially only drones with thermal imaging cameras searched the river bottom between the Tallahatchie River and Highway 30. A Mississippi Highway Patrol helicopter searched the river and river bottom downstream from County Road 46. When the flood waters receded, divers searched the river but found nothing. On January 2, 2021, investigators found a single green rubber boot with the top cut off. Baggett had told authorities previously that Jessica had cut the top off of her boot because it was rubbing on her leg. A coat believed to be Jessica’s was also found near the boot. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards with the Union County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline in 2021 that there was no evidence of foul play in Jessica's case at the time, but noted that his department had recently met with the district attorney to go over the case. As of 2022, the case was considered active and officials were still investigating any tips that came in. Dateline reached out to the Union County Sheriff’s Office to get an update on the status of the investigation in 2023, but has not received a reply. Jessica is described as being 5’4”, weighs 110-125 lbs., with blonde hair and green eyes. She has multiple tattoos, including a puzzle piece with the names Cobie and Brayden. Anyone with information on Jessica’s whereabouts is asked to call the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 662-534-1943.

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MISSOURI

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    Phoenix Coldon

    College junior Phoenix Coldon was last seen on December 18, 2011, pulling out of the driveway of her family's home in Spanish Lake, Missouri. About three hours later, the 23-year-old’s car was found abandoned in East St. Louis, about a 25-minute drive from her home.
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    Phoenix Coldon

    College junior Phoenix Coldon was last seen on December 18, 2011, pulling out of the driveway of her family's home in Spanish Lake, Missouri. About three hours later, the 23-year-old’s car was found abandoned in East St. Louis, about a 25-minute drive from her home.

    Phoenix's mother, Goldia Coldon, continues to do everything she can to search for her daughter, including posting to social media and rallying for coverage of Phoenix's case. The family also runs the Facebook page 'Missing Phoenix Coldon Reeves.' In November 2023, Dateline received an email from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Media Relations Office, who told Dateline that there is no updated information to share on Phoenix's case and confirmed it is still an “active and open investigation.” If you have any information regarding Phoenix’s case, please contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210. To remain anonymous, please contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).

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    Echo Lloyd

    When Kelsey Smith went to see her mother, Echo Lloyd, for Mother’s Day in 2020, the 47-year-old was nowhere to be found. Kelsey said she last spoke to her mother on the evening of May 9, 2020, the day before Mother’s Day. The next day, May 10, she drove to her house in Edwards, Missouri to deliver a Mother’s Day card and flowers, but her mother didn’t appear to be home.
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    Echo Lloyd

    When Kelsey Smith went to see her mother, Echo Lloyd, for Mother’s Day in 2020, the 47-year-old was nowhere to be found. Kelsey said she last spoke to her mother on the evening of May 9, 2020, the day before Mother’s Day. The next day, May 10, she drove to her house in Edwards, Missouri to deliver a Mother’s Day card and flowers, but her mother didn’t appear to be home.

    So she left the card and flowers on the porch, with a note asking her to call. She never did. On Monday, Kelsey tried calling her mother on both her cell and house phones. Kelsey said she continued calling every morning that week, but the calls went straight to voicemail. On Friday, May 15, Kelsey drove back over to her mother’s house. But this time, her mother’s locked car was in the driveway. So she broke into the house and found her mother’s purse with her wallet, ID and cash inside the house. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse Troop A Public Information Officer Sergeant Bill Lowe, authorities located Echo's gun in the woods and they now also have her cell phone in their possession. Her keys remain missing. There have been no recent developments in Echo’s case, but authorities released information that she was sighted at a home on Stag Drive in Edwards on May 14, 2020. Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox told Dateline in November 2023 that Echo's case is still an active investigation. He added that the case "still haunts him" and that he is hoping to some day bring closure to Echo's family. Echo is 5’4”, weighs between 100 and 110 lbs., and has brown hair and eyes. She has a “Let it Be” tattoo with birds on her forearm. She also has the names of her four children, Kelsey, Kace, Kaitlyn, and Kylie tattooed on her wrist. If you have any information on Echo’s whereabouts, please contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse at (573) 526-6178 or the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at (660) 438-6135.

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    Ashley Martinez

    Ashley Martinez was only 15 years old when she disappeared from Krug Park in St. Joseph, Missouri on July 6, 2004. She had been spending the day at the pool with her younger brother, but when their mother, Tammy Mack, came to pick them up, Ashley was gone. Her brother and other witnesses said she had gotten into a car with a man later identified as Christopher Hart.
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    Ashley Martinez

    Ashley Martinez was only 15 years old when she disappeared from Krug Park in St. Joseph, Missouri on July 6, 2004. She had been spending the day at the pool with her younger brother, but when their mother, Tammy Mack, came to pick them up, Ashley was gone. Her brother and other witnesses said she had gotten into a car with a man later identified as Christopher Hart.

    Ashley’s friends and witnesses from the pool were questioned and told police that Ashley had talked about running away. In 2021, the investigator on the case, Sergeant Jason Strong, told Dateline that Hart is a person of interest in Ashley's disappearance, though he has not officially been named a suspect. Hart told St. Joseph’s News-Press NOW he had nothing to do with Ashley’s disappearance. In November 2022, Missouri State Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Bill Lowe told Dateline Ashley's case is still open and active. There have been no updates since. At the time of her disappearance, Ashley was 5’3” and weighed about 110 lbs., with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes. She has a scar on her left wrist. Her tongue, naval and ears are pierced. Anyone with information about Ashley’s case is asked to contact the St. Joseph Police Department at either 816-271-4777 or 816-271-4747. Tips can also be called into the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 1-800-877-3452.

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    Kennedy Walton

    26-year-old Kennedy Walton was last seen on March 4, 2022, in St. Louis, Missouri. That night, Kennedy went out to a bar with her friends and roommates for a birthday celebration in St. Charles, Missouri. After leaving the bar, friends told investigators Kennedy sped past them on the highway, eventually arriving at her home in St. Louis.
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    Kennedy Walton

    26-year-old Kennedy Walton was last seen on March 4, 2022, in St. Louis, Missouri. That night, Kennedy went out to a bar with her friends and roommates for a birthday celebration in St. Charles, Missouri. After leaving the bar, friends told investigators Kennedy sped past them on the highway, eventually arriving at her home in St. Louis.

    When the roommates arrived at the home after Kennedy, they said she was pulling out and leaving. That was the last time anyone saw her. A few days later, the car she was driving was found abandoned just a few minutes away from the home. The Belleville Police Department told Dateline in June 2023 that they have conducted several searches and interviews regarding Kennedy's disappearance but no trace of her has been found. Kennedy is 5’10,” 270 lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black jacket, a black t-shirt, and black leggings. Anyone with information on Kennedy’s whereabouts is asked to call the Belleville Police (618-234-1212) or Crimestoppers (866-371-8477).

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MONTANA

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    Kimberly Iron

    Kimberly Iron left her Billings, Montana home on September 22, 2020, leaving her three children behind with their grandparents in Hardin, Montana. The then 21-year-old later contacted her family from Las Vegas, Nevada and from Oxnard, California, saying she was upset and needed money to get home.
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    Kimberly Iron

    Kimberly Iron left her Billings, Montana home on September 22, 2020, leaving her three children behind with their grandparents in Hardin, Montana. The then 21-year-old later contacted her family from Las Vegas, Nevada and from Oxnard, California, saying she was upset and needed money to get home.

    She last contacted her father, who lives on the Crow Indian Reservation, on October 6, 2020, but no one has seen or heard from her since. Captain J. Middlestead of the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline in 2020 that Kimberly’s disappearance is being investigated and is considered an active missing persons case. At the time, they believed Kimberly was in the Greater Los Angeles area, but could not elaborate further on whether foul play is suspected. Kimberly is 5’2” and weighs approximately 125 lbs. She has brown eyes and light brown hair. She also has a small scar between her eyes. Anyone who might have information on Kimberly’s whereabouts is asked to call the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office at (406) 665-9780. Her case number is #20-01288.

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    Jermain “Liz” Morigeau

    Jermain Morigeau, who also goes by Liz, was last seen in Missoula, Montana between midnight and 1:00 a.m. on June 16, 2018. She’d gone out to three bars with a friend that night. Police told Dateline the person with whom Jermain was last seen said “he had dropped her off at a location and last saw her walking into the darkness.”
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    Jermain “Liz” Morigeau

    Jermain Morigeau, who also goes by Liz, was last seen in Missoula, Montana between midnight and 1:00 a.m. on June 16, 2018. She’d gone out to three bars with a friend that night. Police told Dateline the person with whom Jermain was last seen said “he had dropped her off at a location and last saw her walking into the darkness.”

    Authorities declined to comment on the specifics of the location where Jermain was last seen, but said it was in the “general vicinity” of where she lives. Since Jermain disappeared, authorities say they have conducted multiple ground searches and questioned about a dozen people, including the person with whom she was last seen. In November 2023, Detective Guy Baker told Dateline that the Missoula Police Department is still investigating Jermain’s disappearance and that he is the detective on her case. "The investigation is still active and leads are followed-up on as they are obtained,” he said. “I have worked numerous investigative aspects of the case in 2023 and am hopeful we get a resolution sometime in the near future.” Jermain is described as being 5’9”, and weighing about 130 lbs. If you have any information, please call Det. Baker at 406-552-6284 or the Missoula Police Department at 406-552-6301.

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  • Nicole Waller
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    Nicole Waller

    Nicole Waller vanished on Valentine's Day 2013, while she was allegedly en route to her home in Kalispell, Montana, after having visited her boyfriend, Cody Wayne Johnston, in Fairview. Nicole's vehicle was later found abandoned on Highway 2 outside Poplar. The 40-year-old’s belongings and her three children's pet guinea pigs were inside.
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    Nicole Waller

    Nicole Waller vanished on Valentine's Day 2013, while she was allegedly en route to her home in Kalispell, Montana, after having visited her boyfriend, Cody Wayne Johnston, in Fairview. Nicole's vehicle was later found abandoned on Highway 2 outside Poplar. The 40-year-old’s belongings and her three children's pet guinea pigs were inside.

    Cody Johnston was arrested in August 2015 on charges of deliberate homicide and tampering with physical evidence in connection with Nicole's disappearance. A jury found him guilty on all charges in October 2016. In January 2017, Cody was sentenced to life in prison for Nicole’s murder plus 10 years for tampering with physical evidence. Josh Mankiewicz reported on the story in the Dateline episode ‘Under the Prairie Sky’ in 2017. Nicole’s body still has not been found. The Montana Division of Criminal Investigation told Dateline in November 2023 that there are no new updates on Nicole's case. If you have any information that might help locate Nicole’s remains, please contact the Montana Criminal Investigation Division at (406) 444-7068.

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NEBRASKA

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    Chance Englebert

    Chance Englebert, 25, his wife, Baylee, and their newborn son, were visiting Baylee’s family in Gering, Nebraska on July 6, 2019, when he disappeared. According to Baylee, Chance was out golfing with some of her family when there was a misunderstanding and he called her to pick him up. On the way back to the house, he got out of the car and walked away. He never returned.
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    Chance Englebert

    Chance Englebert, 25, his wife, Baylee, and their newborn son, were visiting Baylee’s family in Gering, Nebraska on July 6, 2019, when he disappeared. According to Baylee, Chance was out golfing with some of her family when there was a misunderstanding and he called her to pick him up. On the way back to the house, he got out of the car and walked away. He never returned.

    Baylee told Dateline that when she last spoke to Chance, around 7:46 p.m., he told her he was walking south, but she added that he had also contacted friends and said he was walking north toward Torrington, Wyoming. Baylee said the last time anyone heard from Chance was about 8:46 p.m. His phone either died or was turned off shortly afterwards. Chief George Holthus of the Gering Police Department told Dateline in 2018 that search efforts by the Scottsbluff and Gering Police Departments covered at least 2,400 acres, along with Air Link which logged 280 miles and the Nebraska State Patrol helicopter which logged 100 miles. Chance was last seen wearing a short sleeve button-up Wrangler shirt, dark blue Wrangler jeans, roper-style boots and a black and white trucker hat. He is 5’9”, with a medium build and has sun-lightened brown hair. According to a post on the “Help Find Chance Englebert” Facebook page, a $220,000 reward is being offered by Chance’s grandmother, Linda Kluender, his mother, Dawn Englebert, and the Help Find Chance Englebert organization for anyone who gives information leading the to arrest and conviction of any suspect(s) involved in Chance’s disappearance. Gering Police Department investigator Brian Eades told Dateline in 2023 that, although the department has not made any major breakthroughs in 2023, the case is still active and ongoing. He also noted that the department continues to receive and follow up on tips. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gering Police Department at (308) 436-5089. They may also contact the Scottsbluff Police Department at (308) 630-6261.

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  • Sunny Sramek
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    Sunny Sramek

    Sunny Sramek was last seen on April 20, 2019, when the 18-year-old left with an unidentified male allegedly for a trip from Trenton, Nebraska, to Omaha, according to the FBI. She was in a 2004 white Ford Explorer bearing Iowa license plate HGJ341. Sunny’s relationship with the man is unclear, but a local NBC affiliate reported in 2019 that he was an “acquaintance” of hers.
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    Sunny Sramek

    Sunny Sramek was last seen on April 20, 2019, when the 18-year-old left with an unidentified male allegedly for a trip from Trenton, Nebraska, to Omaha, according to the FBI. She was in a 2004 white Ford Explorer bearing Iowa license plate HGJ341. Sunny’s relationship with the man is unclear, but a local NBC affiliate reported in 2019 that he was an “acquaintance” of hers.

    A post on a family-run GoFundMe page stated that the man called Sunny's mother on the night of April 20 to say “he had gone into the Prairie Flower Casino in Carter Lake, Iowa, and when he came out, Sunny was not in the vehicle.” Loved ones are concerned for Sunny’s safety and are reaching out for support on the Find Sunny Sramek Facebook page. Sunny was last seen wearing denim shorts and a black tank top. She also had a pair of jeans and a hoodie with her. She is described as being 5’7”, 183 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. She has a tattoo on her left shoulder of a feather with the letters "FLY" and a tattoo on her right ankle of a tribal sun in red ink. She has multiple scars including: a rectangular scar on the back of her right shoulder, a small, square-shaped scar in the middle of her upper forehead, scarring on one of her ankles and a shin, scars from the chicken pox on her face, a scar on her left hand at the bottom of her thumb and forefinger, and cuts on her arm. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 “for information leading to the recovery of Sunny Sramek, or for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance,” according to their website. The Omaha FBI field office told Dateline that if you have any information on the circumstances surrounding Sunny’s disappearance to please contact them at (402) 493-8688.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

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    Michael “Mike” McClain

    Michael “Mike” McClain, 29, was last heard from around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2019, after he left the Tropical Lounge on West Hollis Street in Nashua, New Hampshire. There has been no activity on his social media accounts or credit cards since then. Mike lived in Manchester, New Hampshire, but was visiting the nightclub in Nashua with friends that Saturday night when an altercation broke out.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Michael “Mike” McClain

    Michael “Mike” McClain, 29, was last heard from around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2019, after he left the Tropical Lounge on West Hollis Street in Nashua, New Hampshire. There has been no activity on his social media accounts or credit cards since then. Mike lived in Manchester, New Hampshire, but was visiting the nightclub in Nashua with friends that Saturday night when an altercation broke out.

    Nashua Police confirmed to Dateline in 2019 that they arrived on the scene and the crowd dispersed. Friends who were with Mike at the club told police that’s when they became separated. Mike’s father believes his son left the area on foot because his car was back at a friend’s house in Manchester. He told Dateline that shortly before 2:00 a.m., Mike called his boss and told her, “They’re after me. More than one.” When the boss tried to call him back, there was no answer. Mike’s phone last pinged at the McDonald’s on East Hollis Street around 2:00 a.m. After that, no one could reach him. Nashua Police Lieutenant Joshua Albert told Dateline in November of 2022 that even though Mike is still missing, the Nashua Police Department has concluded its investigation into his disappearance, although they do not want to “completely close the door on any new tips.” Mike is 5’10”, and weighs 190 lbs. He has brown eyes but wears green contacts, has brown hair in braids, and a goatee-style beard. He has various tattoos on his hands and arms. In November of 2023, Dateline spoke with a PIO who said there were no major updates on this case. Anyone with information should continue to contact the Nashua Police Department at (603) 594-3583 or the Manchester Police Department at (603) 668-8711. Mike’s case number is #19-26944.

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NEW MEXICO

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    Elizabeth Brooks Hernandez

    Elizabeth Brooks Hernandez, who goes by Liz, was last seen by her boyfriend, Miguel Martinez, who told police he dropped the 29-year-old off at a welfare office in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 16, 2017. Her family said Liz was supposed to go to an appointment for food stamps at the Human Services Department on Bridge Boulevard in Southwest Albuquerque that morning.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Elizabeth Brooks Hernandez

    Elizabeth Brooks Hernandez, who goes by Liz, was last seen by her boyfriend, Miguel Martinez, who told police he dropped the 29-year-old off at a welfare office in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 16, 2017. Her family said Liz was supposed to go to an appointment for food stamps at the Human Services Department on Bridge Boulevard in Southwest Albuquerque that morning.

    The investigation revealed that Liz never signed in at the Human Services Department and the account for food stamps has not been accessed since she disappeared. Her social media activity stopped completely that day. Detective Dan Torgrimson of the Albuquerque Police Department told Dateline in 2020, that authorities suspect foul play in Liz’s disappearance, but no one has been arrested. The detective said that as the last person to have seen Liz, Miguel Martinez is, of course, a person of interest, but he noted that Martinez’s phone movements corroborate his story. Detective Torgrimson added that “without evidence or a body, it’s hard for the investigation to move forward.” The Albuquerque Police told Dateline in November 2023 that there have been no further updates in the case. At the time of her disappearance, Liz was four months pregnant. She is 5’7”, 130 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing black yoga pants with gold buttons, a burgundy top and possibly a black or dark-colored jacket. If you know anything about Liz’s disappearance please contact Crime Stoppers at (505) 843-7867.

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    Jean Johnson

    Jean Johnson, 70, was at her home in Capitan, New Mexico dog sitting for a friend on May 26, 2019, when she disappeared. She was supposed to drop the dog off with the friend, but never did. When her daughter, Heidi, arrived to check on her, the gate was locked, the locked car was parked in the driveway, her purse and cell phone inside.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Jean Johnson

    Jean Johnson, 70, was at her home in Capitan, New Mexico dog sitting for a friend on May 26, 2019, when she disappeared. She was supposed to drop the dog off with the friend, but never did. When her daughter, Heidi, arrived to check on her, the gate was locked, the locked car was parked in the driveway, her purse and cell phone inside.

    The door was open and the dog was there, but Jean was not. The only item that appeared to be missing was a .357-caliber pistol Jean kept in her hope chest. Heidi said authorities suspected suicide until the gun was turned in to police two months later. The name of the person who turned the gun in was not released by authorities. Authorities searched 10 acres of land around where Jean lived, but could not find her. In November 2022, Sheriff Michael Wood of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office told Dateline that there have not been any recent new leads but that he would follow up on any details received. Jean is described as 5’6, 130 lbs., with light brown hair and green eyes. If you have information on Jean’s whereabouts, please contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at (575) 648-2341.

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    Calvin Willie Martinez

    Calvin Willie Martinez was last heard from when he called his mother in Farmington, New Mexico, from Albuquerque. It was Sunday, May 12, 2019 – Mother’s Day. The 31-year-old told family members he’d return to Farmington soon, but he never did.
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    Calvin Willie Martinez

    Calvin Willie Martinez was last heard from when he called his mother in Farmington, New Mexico, from Albuquerque. It was Sunday, May 12, 2019 – Mother’s Day. The 31-year-old told family members he’d return to Farmington soon, but he never did.

    In the months before Calvin disappeared, he began hitchhiking back and forth between Farmington and Albuquerque for various construction jobs and to visit friends in the area. Calvin’s family told Dateline in 2019 that they have scoured the areas of Farmington and Albuquerque and everywhere in between, but have not located him. In 2021, Farmington Police Department Public Information Officer Nicole Brown told Dateline Calvin’s case is still an open investigation and they will continue to collect information and follow all leads. In 2023, the Farmington Police Department told Dateline that Calvin is still missing and there have been no major updates on his case. Calvin is 5’6” tall, 200 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He has several tattoos, including one on his right arm that reads “Martinez Family.” Anyone with information on Calvin’s whereabouts is asked to call the FPD tip line at 505-599-1068, or San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477.

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  • Missing in America

    Antonia “Toni” Padilla

    Antonia “Toni” Padilla was last seen on July 3, 2020. She reportedly left a trailer home in the Silver Acres area of Silver City, New Mexico on foot. Her bank and social media accounts have not been used since that day.
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    Antonia “Toni” Padilla

    Antonia “Toni” Padilla was last seen on July 3, 2020. She reportedly left a trailer home in the Silver Acres area of Silver City, New Mexico on foot. Her bank and social media accounts have not been used since that day.

    Extensive search efforts have turned up nothing in connection to Toni’s disappearance. In November 2023, Dateline reached out to the Silver City, New Mexico Police Department for an update in the case but did not hear back. Anyone who has information is asked to call them at 575-388-8840.

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    Wade Taylor

    Marine Corps combat veteran Wade Taylor was last seen in the very early morning hours of May 6, 2017, by jail personnel at the Otero County Detention Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
    Missing in America

    Wade Taylor

    Marine Corps combat veteran Wade Taylor was last seen in the very early morning hours of May 6, 2017, by jail personnel at the Otero County Detention Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

    Authorities confirmed to Dateline in 2017, that Wade was not being held in jail at the time, but had come of his own accord for unknown reasons. Wade, then 38, had been honorably discharged after serving four years in the Marines, including in Afghanistan. Authorities told Dateline in 2017, that evidence has been sent to crime labs for analysis, but said they would not provide details to protect the integrity of the investigation. Police say foul play is suspected and there are people of interest in the case, but their names have not been released to the public. There have been no significant updates in Wade's case since Dateline reported on his story in 2017. Anyone who may have seen Wade that early morning, or have information regarding Wade’s whereabouts, is asked to call the Alamogordo Police Department at (575) 439-4300.

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  • Missing in America

    Holly Alcott White

    In the spring of 2016, Holly Alcott White was preparing to relocate from Taos, New Mexico to Albuquerque to join her husband, who had just started a new job there. But Holly never got the chance to start the new chapter of her life. On May 5, 2016, just three months shy of her 50th birthday, Holly disappeared.
    Missing in America

    Holly Alcott White

    In the spring of 2016, Holly Alcott White was preparing to relocate from Taos, New Mexico to Albuquerque to join her husband, who had just started a new job there. But Holly never got the chance to start the new chapter of her life. On May 5, 2016, just three months shy of her 50th birthday, Holly disappeared.

    Holly’s husband, Jeff, told Dateline in May of 2021, that he spoke to his wife on the phone that night and nothing seemed amiss. The following morning, she was supposed to meet a friend for their daily walk, but never showed up. Holly’s purse and cell phone were found inside the home and later that day, her blue Ford Escape was found parked at the Río Grande Gorge Bridge. New Mexico State Police launched a search and with the help of a dive team and river raft guides, authorities searched 12 miles of the Río Grande Gorge. There was no sign of Holly’s body, but a single black Sketchers shoe was found floating in the river. The Río Grande Gorge Bridge has one of the highest bridge suicide rates per capita in the country, according to previous news coverage. But Holly’s family, friends, and her husband Jeff, have maintained through the years she would not have taken her own life, and she certainly wouldn’t have done so without leaving a note. Jeff told Dateline he was questioned in his wife’s disappearance and even took a polygraph test, which he said he passed. A $20,000 reward is being offered by Holly's father, Ray Alcott, for information that leads to Holly’s whereabouts. Holly is described as being 5’11”, about 275 lbs., with green eyes and blonde hair. Anyone with information about Holly’s case is asked to call the New Mexico State Police at 505-454-5010 or call the tip line at 575-613-3415.

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NEW YORK

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    Norine Brown

    Norine Brown left her New Hyde Park, New York home around 11:00 p.m. on December 13, 1990, to go to the store to buy supplies to make cookies. The 32-year-old mother of two never returned. According to Norine’s friend Elaine Comando, Norine’s husband, John, called her on December, 13, 1990 and asked her to drive by the local Pathmark.
    Missing in America

    Norine Brown

    Norine Brown left her New Hyde Park, New York home around 11:00 p.m. on December 13, 1990, to go to the store to buy supplies to make cookies. The 32-year-old mother of two never returned. According to Norine’s friend Elaine Comando, Norine’s husband, John, called her on December, 13, 1990 and asked her to drive by the local Pathmark.

    Elaine found Norine’s car in the parking lot. It was locked and there were wrapped Christmas presents in the back of it. Elaine told Dateline that John called police and they took down a missing persons report which began their investigation. John Brown told News 12 Long Island that he believes his wife was murdered. No persons of interest or suspects have been named in the case. Dateline reached out to Nassau County Police in November 2023 for an update, but has not yet received a response. You can follow Norine’s case at the ‘Find Norine’ Facebook page. If you have any information on the circumstances regarding Norine’s disappearance, please call the Nassau County Police Department at (516) 573-7347.

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    Elena De La Cruz

    Elena De La Cruz was last seen on security footage leaving her Bronx, New York apartment building on July 9, 2021. The 62-year-old grandmother had been previously diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Elena is hard of hearing, speaks Spanish, and had a chemotherapy port in her chest at the time of her disappearance.
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    Elena De La Cruz

    Elena De La Cruz was last seen on security footage leaving her Bronx, New York apartment building on July 9, 2021. The 62-year-old grandmother had been previously diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Elena is hard of hearing, speaks Spanish, and had a chemotherapy port in her chest at the time of her disappearance.

    The New York Police Department is investigating. Anyone with information about Elena’s case is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). If you speak Spanish you can call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips on the Crime Stoppers website or on X @NYPDTips.

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  • Missing in America

    Audrey May Herron

    Around 11:00 p.m. on August 29, 2002, Audrey May Herron left work in Catskill, New York. She was supposed to pick her daughter up from her mother’s house the next day, but never arrived. Police would later learn the 31-year-old never made it home from work. Neither Audrey nor her car, a 1994 black Jeep Grand Cherokee, has been seen since.
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    Audrey May Herron

    Around 11:00 p.m. on August 29, 2002, Audrey May Herron left work in Catskill, New York. She was supposed to pick her daughter up from her mother’s house the next day, but never arrived. Police would later learn the 31-year-old never made it home from work. Neither Audrey nor her car, a 1994 black Jeep Grand Cherokee, has been seen since.

    Authorities suspect foul play in Audrey’s disappearance, but note they don’t have evidence to prove that Audrey is either alive or dead. According to local coverage, in May of 2022 New York State Police sent divers to search three bodies of water in Green County, including Catskill Creek, but did not recover any further evidence. Dateline reached out to the state police in November of 2023 to learn what led to those areas being searched, but has not yet heard back. If you have any information on Audrey’s whereabouts, please contact the New York State Police at (518) 622-8600.

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  • Missing in America

    Robert Mayer

    Robert Mayer disappeared on June 14, 2013, from Dix Hills, New York. Robert, then 46, left for his job as a local electrician in the early morning hours and has not been seen since. Mayer's wife, Ida, recalled that her last conversation with her husband was on the phone around 9:00 a.m. that day, when they discussed Father's Day plans.
    Missing in America

    Robert Mayer

    Robert Mayer disappeared on June 14, 2013, from Dix Hills, New York. Robert, then 46, left for his job as a local electrician in the early morning hours and has not been seen since. Mayer's wife, Ida, recalled that her last conversation with her husband was on the phone around 9:00 a.m. that day, when they discussed Father's Day plans.

    His car, a 2004 red Pontiac GTO, was discovered the following night at a nearby train station the following evening. According to Ida, the keys were not inside the car, and the driver’s seat was adjusted for someone much shorter than him. About a week after Robert’s disappearance, a neighbor discovered that his security camera captured footage of the car pulling into the driveway of Mayer's home at about 2:40p.m.. The car, and whoever drove it to the house, remained there for 10 minutes. His wife is seen arriving home 10 minutes later. After the discovery, Mayer's wife searched their home for clues. She found his cell phone, wallet and about $300 cash in a drawer --- all items that had been with Mayer on the day of his disappearance. In 2017, authorities called the search for Robert Mayer an open and active investigation, but few clues have been found in the case. In November of 2023, Suffolk County Police told Dateline that the case is still open, but there have been no major updates. If you have any information regarding Robert’s case, please call the Suffolk County Police at (631) 854-8252.

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    Jose Vicente Ortiz

    Jose Vicente Ortiz was last in contact with his family in mid-March of 2020 when he emailed his aunt and uncle to check on them amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jose’s cousin Saida Garcia told Dateline Jose last posted to social media on March 24, 2020. Jose worked in the restaurant industry and was last known to be living on 53rd Street in Woodside, Queens.
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    Jose Vicente Ortiz

    Jose Vicente Ortiz was last in contact with his family in mid-March of 2020 when he emailed his aunt and uncle to check on them amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jose’s cousin Saida Garcia told Dateline Jose last posted to social media on March 24, 2020. Jose worked in the restaurant industry and was last known to be living on 53rd Street in Woodside, Queens.

    A wellness check was conducted at Jose’s last known address, but the family said they were told Jose no longer lived there. The NYPD told Dateline in November 2022, that the investigation is active and ongoing. However, in 2023, the NYPD told Dateline “a report was not generated for this incident.” Dateline reached out to Jose’s cousin Saida, but has not yet heard back. Jose is described as being 5’8” tall and weighing between 150 and 160 lbs. He has dark hair and a full beard. Anyone with information about Jose’s disappearance is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips on the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on X (formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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    Kassandra Ramirez

    In September of 2018, culinary school graduate Kassandra Ramirez was living with a cousin in the Bronx borough of New York City when she disappeared. The 25-year-old’s mother, who was visiting from Wyoming, told Dateline she last saw her daughter on Monday, September 17. They made plans to get together that Saturday.
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    Kassandra Ramirez

    In September of 2018, culinary school graduate Kassandra Ramirez was living with a cousin in the Bronx borough of New York City when she disappeared. The 25-year-old’s mother, who was visiting from Wyoming, told Dateline she last saw her daughter on Monday, September 17. They made plans to get together that Saturday.

    On September 19, Kassandra left the home where she was staying around 11:40 p.m., according to a press release from the New York Police Department. She never returned. According to Kassandra’s mother, Ingrid Santana, the cousin later reported that Kassandra had said she was going to meet up with an ex-boyfriend that night and if it got too late, she would come back in the morning. Ingrid told Dateline that security video shows Kassandra going downstairs, helping an elderly woman with groceries, then turning left at Melrose Avenue and East 161st Street. She was reported missing to the NYPD on September 22. The NYPD confirmed to Dateline in December 2020 that they spoke with the man Kassandra told her cousin she was going to go see, but would not comment further. They also declined to comment on whether foul play is suspected in the disappearance. The Deputy Commissioner Public Information spokesperson for the NYPD told Dateline in an email in November 2023 that Kassandra is still missing, and there are no new updates at the time. However, the investigation is ongoing. Kassandra is described as being 5'2", and weighing 130 lbs., with dark hair. She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted at the Crime Stoppers website or on X @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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  • Corinna Slusser
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    Corinna Slusser

    Corinna Slusser was last seen in the early morning hours of September 20, 2017, at the Haven Motel in Queens, New York. According to Corinna’s Aunt, Julie Anne Becker-Calf, two months earlier, in July – just as the 19-year-old was set to finish high school – Corinna contacted her mother and said she had met somebody who could give her a place to stay in New York City.
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    Corinna Slusser

    Corinna Slusser was last seen in the early morning hours of September 20, 2017, at the Haven Motel in Queens, New York. According to Corinna’s Aunt, Julie Anne Becker-Calf, two months earlier, in July – just as the 19-year-old was set to finish high school – Corinna contacted her mother and said she had met somebody who could give her a place to stay in New York City.

    Corinna left for New York with just her cell phone, ID, and the clothes on her back. Corinna was in contact with family and friends throughout the summer of 2017. Then in August, according to Julie, Corinna’s mother, Sabina, got a letter in the mail from the New York Police Department, addressed to Corinna. “It was a copy of a letter of protection notifying her that the attacker was incarcerated,” Julie told Dateline. “Sabina freaked out, called the NYPD and said, ‘What is going on?’” When Sabina spoke to Corinna about the incident, Julia said Corinna downplayed it. But the family was worried and started looking through Corinna’s social media pages in the hope of gathering clues as to what she was doing in New York. Julie says the reality was immediately obvious to her. “I called Sabina and said, ‘Oh, my God. She’s prostituting’,” Julie said. “One and one was making two. Everything was coming together. If you were to scroll through her Facebook, it was like an advertisement.” Julie said she contacted her niece and expressed her concern. “I said, ‘I know somebody hurt you’,” Julie told Dateline. “But that was it. That was the last communication I had with her.” Her family said they feared Corinna had been entered into a sex-trafficking ring against her will. In November of 2018, authorities announced the arrest of Ishi Woney, 23, for sex trafficking and other offenses involving the sexual exploitation of young women, including Corinna. A press release at the time stated “Woney compelled his victim to engage in prostitution through force and coercion, and he used both this victim and Corinna Slusser, who has been missing since September 2017, in online advertisements promoting prostitution.” News4 New York reported in 2018 that Ishi was charged with the use of an interstate facility to promote, manage, and carry on prostitution, sex trafficking by means of force, threats, fraud and coercion, and with violating the Mann Act after being arrested. On November 26, 2019, Woney was sentenced to federal prison on sex trafficking charges, according to a spokesperson with the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney’s Office. He confirmed that Corinna’s disappearance was mentioned publicly at the court proceedings. In November 2023, the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information spokesperson told Dateline in an email that they do not know Corinna’s whereabouts, but that the investigation is active and ongoing. The NYPD describes Corinna as having blond hair and blue eyes. She weighed approximately 140 lbs. when she was last seen and is about 5'7". She also has a large black flower-type tattoo in the middle of her chest. Anyone with information about Corinna's disappearance is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips on the Crime Stoppers website or on X @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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  • Tommy Williams
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    Tommy Williams

    27-year-old Tommy Williams was last seen on February 2, 2022, in Rochester, New York. He was captured on camera speaking with a man at the corner of Garson Avenue and Chamberlain Street. Tommy’s phone is also missing, and police say that it last pinged in the same place he was captured on camera. The Rochester Police Department told Dateline that foul play is not suspected at this time.
    Missing in America

    Tommy Williams

    27-year-old Tommy Williams was last seen on February 2, 2022, in Rochester, New York. He was captured on camera speaking with a man at the corner of Garson Avenue and Chamberlain Street. Tommy’s phone is also missing, and police say that it last pinged in the same place he was captured on camera. The Rochester Police Department told Dateline that foul play is not suspected at this time.

    Dateline reached out to The Rochester Police Department in November of 2023 for an update, but has not yet received a response. Anyone with information about Tommy’s disappearance is asked to call the Rochester Police Department at 585-428-6720.

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NORTH CAROLINA

  • James 'Martin' Roberts
    Missing in America

    James 'Martin' Roberts

    College student Martin Roberts was last seen around noon on April 21, 2016, near the Appalachian State University campus in Boone, North Carolina. In the time since, there have been few clues as to what may have happened. According to Sergeant Shane Robbins of the Boone Police Department, Martin, who was 19 at the time, vanished without his cell phone, tablet or computer. He did not have access to a vehicle, which made his disappearance all the more troubling to his family.
    Missing in America

    James 'Martin' Roberts

    College student Martin Roberts was last seen around noon on April 21, 2016, near the Appalachian State University campus in Boone, North Carolina. In the time since, there have been few clues as to what may have happened. According to Sergeant Shane Robbins of the Boone Police Department, Martin, who was 19 at the time, vanished without his cell phone, tablet or computer. He did not have access to a vehicle, which made his disappearance all the more troubling to his family.

    In 2016, Police told Dateline that they did not suspect foul play at that point, but were concerned as it was “very out of character” for Martin to not be in contact with his loved ones. Thousands continue to follow the Facebook group ‘Help Find Martin Roberts,’ where Martin’s family posts updates, and others share words of encouragement. In November of 2023, the Boone Police Department confirmed that Martin Roberts is still missing, his case is still open, but there have been no updates. Martin Roberts is described as 5’10”, weighing 145 lbs. with light brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black, short-sleeved shirt, an Appalachian State windbreaker, khaki shorts, gray sneakers and a white golf visor. If you have any information regarding Martin’s case, call the Boone Police Department at (828) 268-6900.

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  • Tyarra Williams, 19, was last seen on January 7th.
    Missing in America

    Tyarra Williams

    Tyarra Williams was last seen on the afternoon of January 7, 2016, walking in the parking lot of the apartment complex in Greensboro, North Carolina, where the 19-year-old lived with her family. She left on foot to go see a friend, but never returned home. Officials have said they were able to use Tyarra’s cell phone GPS tracker to confirm she made it to her friend’s apartment and appeared to be headed back home when she disappeared.
    Missing in America

    Tyarra Williams

    Tyarra Williams was last seen on the afternoon of January 7, 2016, walking in the parking lot of the apartment complex in Greensboro, North Carolina, where the 19-year-old lived with her family. She left on foot to go see a friend, but never returned home. Officials have said they were able to use Tyarra’s cell phone GPS tracker to confirm she made it to her friend’s apartment and appeared to be headed back home when she disappeared.

    In November 2020, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released a video of Tyarra’s photos in the hope that it might draw attention to the case. Family members insist Tyarra would never have run away, and say she was planning to start classes soon on early childhood development at Guilford Technical Community College nearby. If you have any information regarding Tyarra’s case, please call the Greensboro Police Department at (336) 373-2287.

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  • Missing in America

    Jewel Sykes

    37-year-old mother of three Jewel Sykes was last seen on February 2, 2023 at the residence where she’d been staying with her boyfriend in Halifax, North Carolina. She was reported missing by her mother, Lisa Sykes, on March 3, 2023. According to Lisa, there has been no activity on Jewel’s bank accounts and her social media has been shut down. Dateline spoke with Weldon Police Chief Christopher Davis in May, who said that authorities had not found any helpful information from Jewel’s accounts “as of yet.”
    Missing in America

    Jewel Sykes

    37-year-old mother of three Jewel Sykes was last seen on February 2, 2023 at the residence where she’d been staying with her boyfriend in Halifax, North Carolina. She was reported missing by her mother, Lisa Sykes, on March 3, 2023. According to Lisa, there has been no activity on Jewel’s bank accounts and her social media has been shut down. Dateline spoke with Weldon Police Chief Christopher Davis in May, who said that authorities had not found any helpful information from Jewel’s accounts “as of yet.”

    When asked if the department believes foul play is involved in Jewel’s disappearance, Chief Davis told Dateline that he could not give comment at the time. The Weldon Police Department is investigating. Anyone with information regarding Jewel’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Weldon Police Department at (252)-536-3136.

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OHIO

  • Missing in America

    Patricia “Patti” Adkins

    On June 29, 2001, Patti Adkins clocked out of work and headed into the parking lot of the Honda automotive plant in Marysville, Ohio. A Union County Sheriff’s Office press release says witnesses saw her “leaving the plant in her white Honda of America uniform.” Patti, 29, had planned on going to Canada with her boyfriend for a week-long vacation.
    Missing in America

    Patricia “Patti” Adkins

    On June 29, 2001, Patti Adkins clocked out of work and headed into the parking lot of the Honda automotive plant in Marysville, Ohio. A Union County Sheriff’s Office press release says witnesses saw her “leaving the plant in her white Honda of America uniform.” Patti, 29, had planned on going to Canada with her boyfriend for a week-long vacation.

    Her family grew concerned when Patti failed to pick her daughter up from her sister’s house after the vacation. When family and police spoke to the boyfriend to ask where Patti was, he denied having any relationship at all with the missing young mother. Authorities say courts have since declared Patti legally dead. While no arrests have been made in connection to Patti’s disappearance and presumed death, her then-boyfriend is considered the primary suspect in the case. In August 2021, it was announced that a $25,000 reward was being offered by Concerned Citizens for Patti for information leading to her location. Patti is described as being 5’8” and weighing 120 lbs., at the time of her disappearance. She has pierced ears, a pierced belly button, and a tattoo of bluish-green flowers placed horizontally on her lower back. She would be 51 years old today. On June 29, 2023, the 22nd anniversary of Patti’s disappearance, the Union County Sheriff’s Office posted about her case on their Facebook page. According to the release, they are still asking for anyone to come forward if they have any information that may help solve Patti’s case. If you have any information on the circumstances surrounding Patti’s disappearance, please call Lt. Jeff Stiers of the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 937-645-4126. Anonymous information may be left via voicemail on the Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime-Tip Hotline at (937) 642-7653.

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  • Missing in America

    Jayme Bowen

    Jayme Bowen was last seen on the night of April 10, 2014, leaving her sister's home in Columbus, Ohio. The 22-year-old was walking to her parents' house just a few blocks away. She never made it. Family members believe she met with foul play, and think her disappearance may be linked to human trafficking.
    Missing in America

    Jayme Bowen

    Jayme Bowen was last seen on the night of April 10, 2014, leaving her sister's home in Columbus, Ohio. The 22-year-old was walking to her parents' house just a few blocks away. She never made it. Family members believe she met with foul play, and think her disappearance may be linked to human trafficking.

    Jayme was described as a devoted mother to her two young boys. In July of 2015, a caller submitted a tip, saying they had possibly spotted Jayme in Flint, Michigan, but police have not confirmed the sighting. In November 2022, Detective Ron Groky with the Columbus Police Department told Dateline that his office had "been chasing leads all summer" but Jayme has not been located. Jayme was 5’ and weighed 100 lbs. when disappeared. She has a tattoo “George III” on her neck. Jayme would be 31 years old today. If you have any information about Jayme's case, please contact the Columbus Police Department at (614) 645-4545.

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  • Missing in America

    Sacoya Cooper

    Thirty-three-year-old Sacoya Cooper was last seen on August 31, 2021, when she left her house in the north side of Columbus, Ohio, around 11:30 p.m. to go to a nearby convenience store. She was driving her 2009 black Ford Fusion. It is unclear if Sacoya ever made it to the convenience store.
    Missing in America

    Sacoya Cooper

    Thirty-three-year-old Sacoya Cooper was last seen on August 31, 2021, when she left her house in the north side of Columbus, Ohio, around 11:30 p.m. to go to a nearby convenience store. She was driving her 2009 black Ford Fusion. It is unclear if Sacoya ever made it to the convenience store.

    According to the FBI, Sacoya “was reported missing to the Columbus Division of Police on September 1, 2021.” The Columbus Police Department began investigating Sacoya’s disappearance and posted her missing poster in October of 2021. Dateline spoke briefly with Detective Chuck Radich, who said there was “not much he could discuss due to the ongoing investigation.” According to the FBI, Sacoya is 5’5” and weighs 145 lbs. She has brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing black lemonade braids, a black and white summer dress, and black Baby Phat sandals. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to her location. Anyone with information related to the disappearance of Sacoya Cooper is asked to call the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 614-461-8477(TIPS). You may also contact your local FBI office or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.

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  • Missing in America

    Tyler Davis

    On February 23, 2019, 29-year-old Tyler Davis and his wife, Brittany, planned a night out for Brittany’s birthday, at a hotel near Easton Town Center, an indoor/outdoor shopping center in Columbus, Ohio, about 90 miles from their home in Wilmington, Ohio.
    Missing in America

    Tyler Davis

    On February 23, 2019, 29-year-old Tyler Davis and his wife, Brittany, planned a night out for Brittany’s birthday, at a hotel near Easton Town Center, an indoor/outdoor shopping center in Columbus, Ohio, about 90 miles from their home in Wilmington, Ohio.

    Brittany told Dateline that a close friend who lived in Columbus came by the hotel to hang out with them. A few hours later, around 8:30 p.m., the three left the hotel to walk around the shopping center. They were out until about 3:00 a.m. and took an Uber back to the hotel. Brittany told Dateline that’s when the evening changed. She said Tyler seemed frustrated and decided to take a walk. Around 4:10 a.m., about an hour after Tyler left for the walk, he called and said he was in a wooded area but that he saw the hotel and he would be back in a few minutes. Brittany said he sounded confused. She said he called again and then hung up, and when she called him back his phone was off. Tyler didn’t return the next morning, so Brittany called police and filed a missing persons report. Detectives from the Columbus Police Department have conducted multiple searches of the area. In November 2022, Columbus State Police Detective Ron Groky told Dateline that Tyler was declared legally dead in 2021 but they still keep his case active. At the time of his disappearance, Tyler was described as being 5’10”, weighing 170 lbs., with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue and green flannel shirt with blue jeans and black and white Nike shoes. He has a birthmark on his right arm. Tyler would be 34 years old today. If you have any information on the circumstances surrounding Tyler’s disappearance, please call the Columbus Police Department at (614) 645-4545.

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  • MISSING IN AMERICA

    Parris Hopson

    Parris Hopson of Columbus, Ohio, was visiting her grandparents in Massillon, Ohio for a family gathering on December 25, 2019 – Christmas Day. According to her mother, Rochelle, the 26-year-old left the house saying she needed to go for a walk to clear her head. She never returned.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Parris Hopson

    Parris Hopson of Columbus, Ohio, was visiting her grandparents in Massillon, Ohio for a family gathering on December 25, 2019 – Christmas Day. According to her mother, Rochelle, the 26-year-old left the house saying she needed to go for a walk to clear her head. She never returned.

    Her mother later discovered Parris’s cell phone hooked up to a charger in her vehicle, which was parked at the grandparents’ house. Her debit card and driver’s license were also inside the car. In January 2020, Massillon Police Department Detective Jason Gohlike told NBC affiliate WLWT foul play was not suspected in the case and that “an adult can leave at any time without telling anybody.” That said, authorities were concerned for Parris’s safety, according to the Ohio Attorney General's Office at the time. There have been no recent updates in the case. Friends of the family created a Facebook page “Finding Parris” in the hope of bringing in tips. Parris is described as being 5’2” and weighing 220 lbs. She has brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, black boots, a burgundy shirt, and was carrying a black purse. Anyone with information on Parris’s whereabouts is asked to call the Massillon Police Department at 330-830-1735.

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  • MISSING IN AMERICA

    Lindy Kidd

    Lindy, who goes by “Indy,” Kidd, 39, went missing after attending the “Expelling the Darkness Training” conference on Mount Vernon Road in St. Louisville, Ohio, on Friday, April 23, 2021. She had traveled from her home in Los Angeles and was staying at the DoubleTree in Newark.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Lindy Kidd

    Lindy, who goes by “Indy,” Kidd, 39, went missing after attending the “Expelling the Darkness Training” conference on Mount Vernon Road in St. Louisville, Ohio, on Friday, April 23, 2021. She had traveled from her home in Los Angeles and was staying at the DoubleTree in Newark.

    Indy made it to the event that night, according to her fiancé, who told Dateline Holly used her debit card for admission to the conference that day. Her card hasn’t been used since, he said. Indy, who suffers from multiple medical conditions and takes daily medication for seizures, found the group online. It claimed to be a spiritual and ritual abuse training conference. In 2021, Detective Ryan Collins of the Licking County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline that Indy’s disappearance was being investigated and that they were doing everything they could to find her. According to the Licking County Sheriff's Office, there have been no updates since she went missing in April 2021. Indy is described as being 5’1”, 120 lbs., with short auburn hair and blue eyes. She has tattoos including a large cherry blossom on her back and down her arm. If you have any information on Lindy’s whereabouts, contact the Licking County Sheriff’s Office at 740-670-5555.

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  • Missing in America

    Megan Lancaster

    Megan Lancaster's car was found abandoned on April 3, 2013, in the parking lot of a Portsmouth, Ohio fast food restaurant. Megan, who was 25 years old at the time, had disappeared.
    Missing in America

    Megan Lancaster

    Megan Lancaster's car was found abandoned on April 3, 2013, in the parking lot of a Portsmouth, Ohio fast food restaurant. Megan, who was 25 years old at the time, had disappeared.

    Family members said the young mother of one son had fallen into a life of addiction before she vanished. Many have said Lancaster's case is eerily similar to the cases of several other missing women in surrounding counties over the past several years. Police and the FBI are now reportedly searching for similarities between Lancaster’s disappearance and the cases of those other women. In 2021, the Ohio Attorney General’s office released an age-progressed photo of Megan to show what she might look like today. If you have any information about Megan's case, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department at (740) 353-4101.

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OKLAHOMA

  • Missing in America

    Bruce Benson

    Bruce was last seen on November 9, 2022, on his property in Randlett, Oklahoma. The 69-year-old was wearing blue jeans, a white striped polo shirt, and worn-out work boots with steel visible on the toes. Bruce’s wife, Maxine, had been away on a trip with some girlfriends that week. She had been trying to contact her husband of 50 years, but he wasn’t answering the phone.
    Missing in America

    Bruce Benson

    Bruce was last seen on November 9, 2022, on his property in Randlett, Oklahoma. The 69-year-old was wearing blue jeans, a white striped polo shirt, and worn-out work boots with steel visible on the toes. Bruce’s wife, Maxine, had been away on a trip with some girlfriends that week. She had been trying to contact her husband of 50 years, but he wasn’t answering the phone.

    She told Dateline her husband wasn’t much of a texter, but wondered why he hadn’t at least been answering her calls. Grady, Bruce’s son, thought maybe there was an issue with his dad’s phone, so he headed over to check. When he went into the house he saw a new pair of boots his father had bought next to the chair he always sat on, with a pair of socks laid on top of them. But Bruce Benson was nowhere to be found. Grady told his mother he would come back to check again after lunch. When he went back, there was still nothing. Grady said he reported his father missing on November 11, and that authorities immediately jumped into action. The Cotton County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook on November 12 saying Bruce was last seen around 8 p.m. on November 9 and asked the public for any information they may have regarding his whereabouts. Since his disappearance, there have been no signs of Bruce, but the search efforts continue. If you have any information about Bruce’s disappearance, please contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or email them at tips.obsi.ok.gov.

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  • Missing in America

    Aubrey Dameron

    Aubrey Dameron, a 25-year-old citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was last seen leaving the home where she lived with her family on the outskirts of Grove, Oklahoma, in the early morning hours of March 9, 2019. Aubrey’s mother reported to police that she woke up around 3:30 a.m. and saw Aubrey leaving the house. She was reported missing when she failed to answer calls or return home.
    Missing in America

    Aubrey Dameron

    Aubrey Dameron, a 25-year-old citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was last seen leaving the home where she lived with her family on the outskirts of Grove, Oklahoma, in the early morning hours of March 9, 2019. Aubrey’s mother reported to police that she woke up around 3:30 a.m. and saw Aubrey leaving the house. She was reported missing when she failed to answer calls or return home.

    Her purse and medication had been left behind.Aubrey’s aunt and uncle, Pam Smith and Christian Fencer, told Dateline they found out from a friend on Saturday, March 16, 2019, that Aubrey was missing. They fear that as a transgender Native American woman their niece may have been the victim of a hate crime. The family has found national support from Indigenous groups who have joined them in raising awareness of Aubrey’s case. Aubrey's case originally belonged to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, but in July 2020, the Supreme Court issued a ruling regarding Native American reservations which meant the case would now be investigated by tribal police and the FBI. Both agencies have more resources than the sheriff's office. Shannon Buhl, Director of the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, told Dateline his team has had to make up for lost time in what his office is investigating as a homicide. In 2022, Aubrey's case was featured in season one of the podcast series Dateline: Missing in America. Shannon Buhl, Pam Smith and Christian Fencer spoke with Andrea Canning. Aubrey is described as being 5’10” and weighing about 150 lbs. She has two tattoos: a triquetra symbol on her back and the word “Shorty” on her upper left arm. Anyone with information about Aubrey’s case is asked to call the FBI at (918) 664-3300 or the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service (918) 207-3800.

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  • Missing in America

    Rick Larabee

    In September of 2013, Oklahoma native James "Rick" Larabee left his home in Texas to attend his high school reunion. The reunion on September 28 in Davis, Oklahoma was the last time anyone saw Rick. On October 3, 2013 he sent his sister, Julie, a text saying that he was going on a trip and would be back in nine days. A few weeks before his disappearance, Rick had apparently quit his job and cashed out his 401(k).
    Missing in America

    Rick Larabee

    In September of 2013, Oklahoma native James "Rick" Larabee left his home in Texas to attend his high school reunion. The reunion on September 28 in Davis, Oklahoma was the last time anyone saw Rick. On October 3, 2013 he sent his sister, Julie, a text saying that he was going on a trip and would be back in nine days. A few weeks before his disappearance, Rick had apparently quit his job and cashed out his 401(k).

    Julie told Dateline that Rick wasn’t officially reported missing in 2013. She said that between dealing with the loss of her mother and a miscommunication, no one in their family reported him missing. In fact, it wasn’t until 2018 that a report was filed with the Davis Police Department. Rick is 6’, with brown eyes. He weighed 180 lbs., and had brown hair at the time of his disappearance. He would be 63 years old today. Anyone with information on Rick Larabee’s whereabouts can contact the Davis Police Department at 580-369-2323 and leave a message for Detective Kemper.

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  • Faith Lindsey
    missing in america

    Faith Lindsey

    Faith Lindsey was last seen on October 28, 2019 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Her sister, Justice Lindsey, told Dateline in 2019 that the 17-year-old was living with her boyfriend, Tanner Washington, at the time. Justice told Dateline that she had received texts from Faith’s boyfriend stating that he couldn’t find her. A short time later, Justice received text messages from Faith’s phone that she said were misspelled and did not make any sense.
    missing in america

    Faith Lindsey

    Faith Lindsey was last seen on October 28, 2019 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Her sister, Justice Lindsey, told Dateline in 2019 that the 17-year-old was living with her boyfriend, Tanner Washington, at the time. Justice told Dateline that she had received texts from Faith’s boyfriend stating that he couldn’t find her. A short time later, Justice received text messages from Faith’s phone that she said were misspelled and did not make any sense.

    Faith was reported missing by family members on November 4, 2019. In December 2019, the Del City Police arrested 24-year-old Tanner Washington on a first-degree murder charge in connection with Faith’s disappearance. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), the state charges were dismissed due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma which says that Oklahoma authorities cannot arrest or prosecute anyone involved in a crime on reservation land, and tribal authorities cannot arrest or prosecute crimes committed by non-tribal members. However, a federal indictment for murder was returned for Washington after the federal grand jury in Muskogee completed its May 2021 session. According to Oklahoma’s News 4, Tanner Washington pleaded guilty to second degree murder on October 31, 2022. They reported that court records revealed blood samples “discovered on the carpet of the back seat and on a set of sunglasses” in Washington’s old car were found to be “a biological match” with Faith. In November of 2023, the OSBI told Dateline that the case was turned over to the FBI. Faith’s body has not been found. If you know anything that might help find Faith’s remains, you can leave a tip with the FBI tips.fbi.gov.

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  • Missing in America

    Peggy McGuire

    On November 15, 2015, nurse and mother Peggy McGuire dropped her son off at school near Eufaula, Oklahoma. The 29-year-old then headed back to the home she shared with the boy and his father, Thomas McIntosh, with whom Peggy reportedly no longer had a romantic relationship. A grainy security video captured the next morning around 5:00 a.m., shows Peggy's Toyota truck being parked along Highway 9.
    Missing in America

    Peggy McGuire

    On November 15, 2015, nurse and mother Peggy McGuire dropped her son off at school near Eufaula, Oklahoma. The 29-year-old then headed back to the home she shared with the boy and his father, Thomas McIntosh, with whom Peggy reportedly no longer had a romantic relationship. A grainy security video captured the next morning around 5:00 a.m., shows Peggy's Toyota truck being parked along Highway 9.

    A dark, unidentified figure can be seen walking away from the vehicle during an early-morning storm. In the eight years since Peggy disappeared, there have been few clues uncovered in the case. News 4 Oklahoma reported in 2016 that investigators took swabs of “blood-like stains” found on the couch and back porch of Peggy’s home where her children and McIntosh still lived at the time. Additionally, they reported that investigators took samples of stains found in the bucket of a front loading tractor and a leather glove in McIntosh’s truck that had red stains. In December 2022, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation PIO Brooke Arbeitman confirmed to Dateline that there are still no named suspects and no charges have been filed in this case. In 2023 there have been no further updates. Thousands follow the private Facebook group ‘Bring Peggy Home!!!!’ and post encouraging messages and memories of Peggy. The OSBI continues to investigate the open and ongoing case. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or email tips@osbi.ok.gov..

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  • Missing in America

    Travis Murrow

    Travis Murrow was last seen on August 24, 2014, in Enid, Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the father of four had texted several people that day saying he was in the Enid and Canton areas. Several days later, the 40-year-old’s truck was found abandoned near Canton Lake. The Alva Police Department requested assistance from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), which has since taken over the investigation.
    Missing in America

    Travis Murrow

    Travis Murrow was last seen on August 24, 2014, in Enid, Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the father of four had texted several people that day saying he was in the Enid and Canton areas. Several days later, the 40-year-old’s truck was found abandoned near Canton Lake. The Alva Police Department requested assistance from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), which has since taken over the investigation.

    Few clues have been discovered in the case and investigators have not ruled out foul play. In November of 2023, the OSBI told Dateline that Travis’s case is still considered an “open cold case.” Travis’s case featured as the nine of diamonds in the OSBI’s playing card program, in which each card depicts a missing person or cold case. Decks are then provided to inmates in the hope of solving cases. Travis Murrow is described as 5’8”, weighing approximately 145 lbs., with glasses. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or email tips@osbi.ok.gov. You can remain anonymous.

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  • Glenda Peterson
    Missing in America

    Glenda Peterson

    The mystery of what happened to Glenda Peterson still plagues her family. The 40-year-old was with her youngest daughter, then 16, celebrating Independence Day on July 4, 1997, at Lake Thunderbird in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. According to the family, at the end of the night, Glenda accepted a ride from a man she met at the party.
    Missing in America

    Glenda Peterson

    The mystery of what happened to Glenda Peterson still plagues her family. The 40-year-old was with her youngest daughter, then 16, celebrating Independence Day on July 4, 1997, at Lake Thunderbird in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. According to the family, at the end of the night, Glenda accepted a ride from a man she met at the party.

    She handed her purse to her daughter and left without explanation. That was the last anyone saw of her. She had a broken leg and was in a cast at the time. Glenda is described as approximately 5’2”, 90-100 lbs., with blonde hair, and blue eyes. Glenda has a tattoo of the letter G on her left forearm and the letter B on her left hand. In November of 2023, The Norman Police Department told Dateline that Glenda’s case is still active, and there have not been any recent updates. If you have any information regarding Glenda’s case, you are urged to call the Norman Police Department at (405) 321-1600.

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OREGON

  • MISSING IN AMERICA

    Michael Bryson

    Michael Bryson stopped by his parents’ house in Harrisburg, Oregon on August 3, 2020, before riding up with a friend to a week-long birthday party/camping trip at Hobo Camp Campground near Dorena, Oregon. The 27-year-old lived in Eugene, Oregon, had a passion for music and was often invited to DJ sets at parties and raves across the state -- including where he was last seen at the Hobo Camp Campground in the early morning hours of August 5, 2020.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Michael Bryson

    Michael Bryson stopped by his parents’ house in Harrisburg, Oregon on August 3, 2020, before riding up with a friend to a week-long birthday party/camping trip at Hobo Camp Campground near Dorena, Oregon. The 27-year-old lived in Eugene, Oregon, had a passion for music and was often invited to DJ sets at parties and raves across the state -- including where he was last seen at the Hobo Camp Campground in the early morning hours of August 5, 2020.

    He reportedly wandered away from a group of friends who were partying at the campground and has not been seen since. His camping gear was left behind and he hasn’t accessed his bank account. A Facebook group called “Let’s Find Michael Bryson” has more than 24,000 members who include family, friends, and members of the community. In October 2021, Michael’s parents launched the Michael Bryson Foundation to help families solve missing person cases and advocate for those with mental illness. In 2021, Detective Richard Smith of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline that Michael’s disappearance is still an ongoing, active investigation and that they were doing everything they could to bring him home. There have been no updates to the status of the case since. Michael is described as being 6', weighing approximately 180 lbs., with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, tan shorts, and white Crocs with rainbows on them. He might also have been wearing a brown, corduroy baseball cap. He has several tattoos on both legs, his ribs, and his arms. Anyone who may have information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff's Office at 541-682-4150 then press 1 and reference case #20-5286.

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  • MISSING IN AMERICA

    Fauna Frey

    Fauna Frey had been temporarily living in Dexter, Oregon with her father and brother when she vanished on June 29, 2020. The 45-year-old was last seen leaving the Super 8 hotel in Grants Pass, Oregon, between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. She had a reservation for later that day at the Weasku Inn in Grants Pass. As it turned out, Fauna never checked in. Her credit card was charged, as she hadn’t canceled the reservation, which initially caused some confusion on the timing of her disappearance.
    MISSING IN AMERICA

    Fauna Frey

    Fauna Frey had been temporarily living in Dexter, Oregon with her father and brother when she vanished on June 29, 2020. The 45-year-old was last seen leaving the Super 8 hotel in Grants Pass, Oregon, between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. She had a reservation for later that day at the Weasku Inn in Grants Pass. As it turned out, Fauna never checked in. Her credit card was charged, as she hadn’t canceled the reservation, which initially caused some confusion on the timing of her disappearance.

    Her bank account has not been accessed since she vanished. Jeni Hill-Stapleton, one of Fauna’s good friends from high school, organized a social media campaign with a Facebook page and hashtag - ‘Help Find Fauna Frey #FindFaunaFrey.’ In November 2023, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office told Dateline that Fauna's case is still open and active. Fauna is described as 5’6”, weighing between 135-150 lbs., with blonde hair and blue eyes. If you have any information that can help Fauna’s case, please call the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office at 541-474-5117.

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  • News

    Graciela Garcia

    On November 8, 2019, Graciela Garcia had plans to pick up her 14-year-old son from his father’s house and take him out to dinner. But the 49-year-old mother of four never showed up. Graciela, who also goes by Gracie and Chela, owned and operated Careyes Beauty Salon out of her home on Hurlburt Avenue in Hermiston, Oregon. Around 7:00 p.m. that night, Graciela’s son missed calls from his mother.
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    Graciela Garcia

    On November 8, 2019, Graciela Garcia had plans to pick up her 14-year-old son from his father’s house and take him out to dinner. But the 49-year-old mother of four never showed up. Graciela, who also goes by Gracie and Chela, owned and operated Careyes Beauty Salon out of her home on Hurlburt Avenue in Hermiston, Oregon. Around 7:00 p.m. that night, Graciela’s son missed calls from his mother.

    He told the family when he tried to call her back, his calls went to voicemail – which family members saw as a red flag. According to her daughter Gabby, Graciela’s phone remained off and her social media went quiet. Her car was still at home and everything inside seemed to be in place. Graciela’s family reported her missing on Monday, November 11, 2019. Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston previously told Dateline that detectives were treating Graciela’s disappearance as suspicious. In November 2023, an officer with the Hermiston Police Department confirmed that the investigation is still open, and that they have begun working with the FBI on Graciela’s case in the past year. Graciela is described as being 5’4” and weighing 140 lbs. Her hair was blonde when she was last seen. Anyone who might have information regarding Graciela’s disappearance is encouraged to call the Hermiston Police Department at 541-567-5519.

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  • Cynthia Martinez and her three-month-old daughter, Sophie, at breakfast on Saturday July 15, 2017. This was the last time her mom and stepfather saw her alive.
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    Cynthia Martinez

    26-year-old Cynthia Martinez had been out with friends at Tequila Nights Bar in Keizer, Oregon before she disappeared on July 16, 2017. Police say security cameras show Cynthia leaving the bar with two men and getting into a van in the early hours of the morning. One of those men, 30-year-old Jaime Alvarez-Olivera, has since been named by police as a person of interest in Cynthia’s disappearance; the second male she was seen with is not considered a person of interest at this time.
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    Cynthia Martinez

    26-year-old Cynthia Martinez had been out with friends at Tequila Nights Bar in Keizer, Oregon before she disappeared on July 16, 2017. Police say security cameras show Cynthia leaving the bar with two men and getting into a van in the early hours of the morning. One of those men, 30-year-old Jaime Alvarez-Olivera, has since been named by police as a person of interest in Cynthia’s disappearance; the second male she was seen with is not considered a person of interest at this time.

    Alvarez-Olivera’s van was found at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment. Police declined to comment on what they found inside the van. Alvarez-Olivera has not been located. Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the location of Cynthia and the conviction of the person responsible for her disappearance. In November 2023, Keizer police told Dateline that Cynthia's case is still open and active. Cynthia is described as 5’1”, weighing 135 lbs., with brown hair and eyes. She would be 32 years old today. If anyone has any information regarding Cynthia’s case or the whereabouts of Jaime Alvarez-Olivera, contact the Keizer Police Department at (503) 856-3529.

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  • Stephanie Anne Warner is described as 5'2\" tall, weighing 115 lbs., with strawberry blonde hair.
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    Stephanie Anne Warner

    43-year-old Stephanie Anne Warner was last seen on July 4, 2013, leaving a convenience store in Ashland, Oregon with her boyfriend, Lennie Ames. Stephanie had been seen earlier that day walking alongside a parade float she helped create for the 4th of July holiday event. In July of 2015, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office officially named Ames the prime suspect in Stephanie's disappearance, stating, "the information gathered thus far indicates that Warner is deceased and Lennie Ames was responsible for her death."
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    Stephanie Anne Warner

    43-year-old Stephanie Anne Warner was last seen on July 4, 2013, leaving a convenience store in Ashland, Oregon with her boyfriend, Lennie Ames. Stephanie had been seen earlier that day walking alongside a parade float she helped create for the 4th of July holiday event. In July of 2015, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office officially named Ames the prime suspect in Stephanie's disappearance, stating, "the information gathered thus far indicates that Warner is deceased and Lennie Ames was responsible for her death."

    According to NBC Affiliate, KOBI-TV NBC 5, in May of 2023, the case was reopened due to a mushroom hunter finding tissue and human hair near Warner’s home. The tissue was sent to the Oregon State Forensics Laboratory to obtain a positive identification. In November of 2023, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office told Dateline that Stephanie's case is still open and active. If you have any information about Stephanie’s case, please contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at (541) 774-6800.

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PENNSYLVANIA

  • Kadin Black
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    Kadin Black

    19-year-old Kadin Black was last seen on December 17, 2022, in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. His father, Maurice, began to worry when Kadin didn't show up for their usual Sunday visit on December 18. On December 20th, Chris Foust – whose family Kadin had been staying with since September of 2022 – reached out to Kadin’s mom, Kara, and asked if she had seen her son. Kara told him no, and following their conversation, Chris Foust reported Kadin missing to the Lower Windsor Township Police Department.
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    Kadin Black

    19-year-old Kadin Black was last seen on December 17, 2022, in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. His father, Maurice, began to worry when Kadin didn't show up for their usual Sunday visit on December 18. On December 20th, Chris Foust – whose family Kadin had been staying with since September of 2022 – reached out to Kadin’s mom, Kara, and asked if she had seen her son. Kara told him no, and following their conversation, Chris Foust reported Kadin missing to the Lower Windsor Township Police Department.

    Both Kara and Chris told Dateline that about two weeks before Kadin disappeared, he had started working at a local moving company. According to Kara, Kadin had visited the home of a coworker from the moving company in the days leading up to his disappearance. Kara said that after Kadin vanished, she stopped by the home he had visited and asked a man there if he had any information about her son. She said the man told her that he did not know Kadin. Chief Jim Thomas of the Lower Windsor Township Police Department told Dateline earlier this year that there are no persons of interest in Kadin’s disappearance, and there is no reason for authorities to suspect foul play at this time. The chief also told Dateline that authorities are desperate for any information that may move this investigation forward. Kadin has dark brown hair, and brown eyes. He is 5’10, weighs about 160 lbs., and he has an athletic build. Anyone with information regarding Kadin Black’s disappearance is asked to call the Lower Windsor Township Police Department at 717-244-8055 or Crimestoppers of Pennsylvania at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST). You can also submit a tip anonymously online.

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  • Anna Maciejewska
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    Anna Maciejewska

    Anna Maciejewska vanished in early April 2017 near the family home outside Malvern, Pennsylvania Anna’s husband told police she left for her actuary job “in a panic” on the morning of April 10 fearing she’d be late for a meeting and failed to return home that evening. Anna last communicated with other members of her family on March 30, 2017, when she abruptly canceled her annual trip to her native Poland to visit family, her nephew Michal Wronski told Dateine in 2017.
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    Anna Maciejewska

    Anna Maciejewska vanished in early April 2017 near the family home outside Malvern, Pennsylvania Anna’s husband told police she left for her actuary job “in a panic” on the morning of April 10 fearing she’d be late for a meeting and failed to return home that evening. Anna last communicated with other members of her family on March 30, 2017, when she abruptly canceled her annual trip to her native Poland to visit family, her nephew Michal Wronski told Dateine in 2017.

    Michal said this trip was especially significant, as Anna was traveling to be with her father on his 80th birthday and was supposed to bring her 4-year-old son. On May 8, 2017, police found her 2011 blue Audi A4, about two miles from her home. In 2019, Anna’s husband, Allen Gould, was named a person of interest in her disappearance. "We think Allen has information. Allen has not told us the truth on everything and we would love to speak to Allen again,” Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Robert Kirby told NBC Philadelphia in 2019. In September 2022, Lieutenant Brian Roberts with the Pennsylvania State Police told NBC Philadelphia that he believes Anna may have not been seen or heard from since March 2017. Anna is described as 5’4”, weighing 160 lbs., with blonde hair and hazel eyes. If you have any information regarding Anna’s case, please call the Pennsylvania State Police Embreeville Barracks at (610) 486-6280.

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  • Shelva Rafte
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    Shelva Rafte

    On May 28, 2006, 44-year-old Shelva Rafte celebrated her daughter’s college graduation at her sister Joanne Decker’s house in Nicholson, Pennsylvania. Joanne says she was surprised when Shelva arrived at the party with her on-again off-again boyfriend, John Para. Police said Shelva and John went to his house after the party, but Shelva left on foot after the couple had an argument. Shelva was last seen by a passerby around 1:00 a.m. on May 28, 2006, walking toward her home in the area of Market and River Streets in Jenkins Township.
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    Shelva Rafte

    On May 28, 2006, 44-year-old Shelva Rafte celebrated her daughter’s college graduation at her sister Joanne Decker’s house in Nicholson, Pennsylvania. Joanne says she was surprised when Shelva arrived at the party with her on-again off-again boyfriend, John Para. Police said Shelva and John went to his house after the party, but Shelva left on foot after the couple had an argument. Shelva was last seen by a passerby around 1:00 a.m. on May 28, 2006, walking toward her home in the area of Market and River Streets in Jenkins Township.

    Shelva did not have a cell phone at the time she disappeared, and the purse she’d carried at the party the night before has never been found. There have been no suspects named in the case. In 2021, the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office told Dateline that Shelva’s case remains an open and active missing persons investigation. In November 2023, Dateline called the Pittston Police Department for an update on Shelva’s case, but did not hear back. Shelva is 5’3” and weighed 115 lbs., at the time of her disappearance. She would be 61 years old today. If you have any information regarding Shelva’s case, please call the Pittston Police at 570-654-2424 or the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers tip line at 800-4PA-TIPS.

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    Kortne Stouffer

    Kortne Stouffer was 21 years old on July 28, 2012, when she disappeared. She had the night off from work and went to a bar with friends. The group ended the night at Kortne’s apartment in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. According to Sergeant Mike Dipalo of the Lebanon County District Attorney's Office, police responded to a call from the apartment around 3:30 a.m. on the morning of July 29 where there was a report of conflict with the neighbors.
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    Kortne Stouffer

    Kortne Stouffer was 21 years old on July 28, 2012, when she disappeared. She had the night off from work and went to a bar with friends. The group ended the night at Kortne’s apartment in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. According to Sergeant Mike Dipalo of the Lebanon County District Attorney's Office, police responded to a call from the apartment around 3:30 a.m. on the morning of July 29 where there was a report of conflict with the neighbors.

    Police told everyone to go back to their own homes and go to sleep. The next morning, Kortne’s friends discovered she was gone. Kortne had plans to go to the fair with family that day, but when she didn’t show up, they reported her missing. Authorities conducted interviews with the people who last saw Kortne, but nothing brought them closer to finding her. After three years of investigating and no leads in Kortne’s disappearance, her family’s attorney connected them with private investigator Leah Hopewell (formerly Jennings.) Hopewell said that while she spoke with people who were with Kortne shortly before she disappeared, nothing led to Kortne. The family maintains the ‘Kortne Stouffer – Remember Me’ Facebook page to post updates and memories of Kortne. Each year, the family also hosts a float on the Swatara Creek in her honor. Kortne has a tattoo on her right arm that reads "One Love," a tattoo of three stars on the top of her right foot, and a tattoo on her left side of a pistol shooting flowers. She would be 32 years old today. The family is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to Kortne’s whereabouts. In November 2022, the FBI told Dateline in an email that Kortne is still missing and that the Lebanon County Detective Bureau is the lead agency. If you have any information about Kortne’s disappearance, please call the Lebanon County Detective Bureau at (717) 228-4403. You can also submit a tip anonymously online at https://tips.fbi.gov/.

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SOUTH CAROLINA

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    Krystal Anderson

    30-year-old mother of four Krystal Anderson was last seen on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at her Wagener, South Carolina home. Krystal's sister, Shadira, told Dateline that on Tuesday, August 23, she got an alarming call from the father of one of Krystal's children. She said he told her that Krystal was supposed to pick up their son from his house that Sunday but never showed up and wasn't answering the phone.
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    Krystal Anderson

    30-year-old mother of four Krystal Anderson was last seen on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at her Wagener, South Carolina home. Krystal's sister, Shadira, told Dateline that on Tuesday, August 23, she got an alarming call from the father of one of Krystal's children. She said he told her that Krystal was supposed to pick up their son from his house that Sunday but never showed up and wasn't answering the phone.

    Shadira told Dateline that she immediately called Krystal's live-in boyfriend, Tony Berry. According to Shadira, he told her he hadn't seen Krystal since August 20 at 1:00 a.m. Shadira said she then reported her sister missing. On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Tony Berry was arrested in connection to Krystal's disappearance. In December of 2022, he was charged with her murder. Major Robert Dennis from the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline in December of 2023 that Tony’s son Darius Berry was charged with accessory after the fact of arson for the destruction of his father’s vehicle in connection to Krystal’s case. Darius Berry is currently out on bond and awaiting trial in Newberry. Tony Berry is currently incarcerated at Aiken County Detention Center awaiting trial. Neither man has entered a plea in his case, according to Solicitor Bill Weeks from The City of Aiken Solicitor's Office. In 2023, Captain Eric Abdullah told Dateline that the police are actively investigating Krystal's case, but have yet to find her body. Krystal is 5’1”, 105 lbs., with black hair and green eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-642-1761.

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    Dail Dinwiddie

    Dail Dinwiddie was 23 years old when she went missing on September 24, 1992. She had just completed an art history degree at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia and had returned to her native Columbia, South Carolina to enroll at the University of South Carolina for graduate school. The night Dail went missing, she had attended a U2 concert with some friends at Williams-Brice Stadium.
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    Dail Dinwiddie

    Dail Dinwiddie was 23 years old when she went missing on September 24, 1992. She had just completed an art history degree at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia and had returned to her native Columbia, South Carolina to enroll at the University of South Carolina for graduate school. The night Dail went missing, she had attended a U2 concert with some friends at Williams-Brice Stadium.

    After the concert, the friends went to a local bar called Jungle Jim’s, now renamed The Horseshoe. Dail somehow got separated from the group and was never seen again, despite many extensive searches. Detective Kevin Isenhoward of the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, who is investigating along with Columbus Police, previously told Dateline they have received many promising tips, but nothing that has yet led to Dail. As of November 2022, the case remains open. In November of 2023, Dateline made multiple attempts to contact the Columbia Police Department but was unable to speak with anyone regarding Dail’s case. At the time of her disappearance, Dail was 5’, and weighed 98 lbs., with brown hair and eyes. She would be in her 50s today. A $20,000 is being offered for information that leads to Dail. If you have any information about what may have happened to Dail, please contact the Columbia Police Department at (803) 545-3500.

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    Heather Elvis

    Heather Elvis disappeared on December 18, 2013, near her Myrtle Beach, South Carolina apartment after going on a date. The 20-year-old was reported missing the following day. Heather’s car was found at Peachtree Boat Landing on the outskirts of town several days later. In February of 2014, Sidney Moorer, a married man Heather had been seeing, was charged with her murder and kidnapping. His wife Tammy was also charged. Both pleaded not guilty to all charges.
    Missing in America

    Heather Elvis

    Heather Elvis disappeared on December 18, 2013, near her Myrtle Beach, South Carolina apartment after going on a date. The 20-year-old was reported missing the following day. Heather’s car was found at Peachtree Boat Landing on the outskirts of town several days later. In February of 2014, Sidney Moorer, a married man Heather had been seeing, was charged with her murder and kidnapping. His wife Tammy was also charged. Both pleaded not guilty to all charges.

    The murder charges against the couple were later dropped. In June of 2016, Sidney Moorer went on trial for kidnapping Heather. That trial ended in a hung jury. In August of 2017, he was found guilty of obstructing justice during the December 2013 investigation into Heather’s disappearance. He was given the maximum sentence of 10 years. In October of 2018, Tammy Moorer was convicted of conspiracy and kidnapping Heather. She was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Sidney Moorer was retried in the kidnapping case in September 2019, and found guilty. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Heather’s story was featured most recently in the 2021 Dateline episode ‘The Landing.’ Her body has not been found. As of November 2022, there are no further updates in Heather's case. In November of 2023, Dateline made multiple attempts to reach Mikayla Moscov, the Director of Public Information for the Horry County Police, but has not yet heard back. If you have any information regarding Heather’s case, please call the Horry County Police Department at (843) 915-8477.

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  • Missing in America

    Brent Garcia

    Jackson “Brent” Garcia was last seen in Sumter County, South Carolina, on December 26, 2020, after spending Christmas with his family the previous day. Brent’s mother, Angel Brown, told Dateline that nothing about the 18-year-old’s behavior that day struck her as unusual. On the afternoon of the 26th, Brent went to hang out with his cousin.
    Missing in America

    Brent Garcia

    Jackson “Brent” Garcia was last seen in Sumter County, South Carolina, on December 26, 2020, after spending Christmas with his family the previous day. Brent’s mother, Angel Brown, told Dateline that nothing about the 18-year-old’s behavior that day struck her as unusual. On the afternoon of the 26th, Brent went to hang out with his cousin.

    He was supposed to return to his grandmother’s house afterwards, but never did. It was a cold night, according to Angel, who told Dateline that Brent and his cousin were outside with a dog before Brent disappeared. The cousin then went inside with the dog. Angel said that the cousin — who was the last person to see Brent — told her he did not actually see Brent walk away and did not give her any further information. Angel told Dateline that there were many sightings of Brent reported to both the family and authorities around the time that he disappeared, but none was ever confirmed. According to a December 30, 2020 Facebook post made by the sheriff’s office, they “conducted aerial, foot and K9 searches for Jackson at his last known location and in the 15 South area near that location.” They also confirmed that investigators were following leads as they came in but none has led to Brent’s whereabouts. A local woman whom Angel met at a search created the Facebook group “Brent’s Army” to help spread awareness about his case. Over the past two years, Brent's Army has turned into a community advocate group for all of the missing people in Sumter County. Brent would be in his early 20s today. He is 5’11 and weighs 170 lbs., with brown hair and eyes. There is currently a $10,000 reward being offered by Brent’s Army, Crime Stoppers and the Sumter Police Department for information that leads to Brent’s location. Anyone with information on Brent’s whereabouts, recent activities or people he could be in contact with should call the Sumter County Sheriff's Office at (803) 436-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372). Tips can also be given anonymously by going to p3tips.com.

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  • Lisa Shuttleworth.
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    Lisa Shuttleworth

    34-year-old Lisa Shuttleworth was last seen on September 3, 2003, at her Aiken, South Carolina home. Lisa's son, Ryan, who was 9 years old at the time, told Dateline that his mother was supposed to pick him up from the bus stop that day but never showed up. He said he then walked to his house and his mother’s car was in the driveway but the door to the house was locked.
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    Lisa Shuttleworth

    34-year-old Lisa Shuttleworth was last seen on September 3, 2003, at her Aiken, South Carolina home. Lisa's son, Ryan, who was 9 years old at the time, told Dateline that his mother was supposed to pick him up from the bus stop that day but never showed up. He said he then walked to his house and his mother’s car was in the driveway but the door to the house was locked.

    Ryan told Dateline he went across the street to play at his friend's house and wait for his mother to arrive home. While waiting, Ryan said he noticed a friend of his mother's show up at the house looking for her. The friend took Ryan to his grandparents’ house a few blocks away. Lisa's parents eventually got into her house where everything seemed normal. The only thing missing was Lisa's purse. Two days later, on September 5, Lisa's parents reported her missing. Captain Eric Abdullah with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline that there’s nothing in Lisa’s missing persons report that indicates foul play. Ryan told Dateline that he knows something bad happened to his mother and he will never stop fighting for answers. In 2023, Abdullah confirmed to Dateline that Lisa's case remains an open investigation. Lisa is 5’3”, with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-642-1761.

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    Alexis Ware

    29-year-old Alexis Ware was last seen at a 7-Eleven gas station on January 30, 2022, in Anderson, South Carolina. Alexis's mother, Alberta, told Dateline that on Saturday, January 29, Alexis came to her crying and told her that she was being followed. The next day, Alexis disappeared. According to Alberta, Alexis met with the father of one of her children at the 7-Eleven to drop the child off with him.
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    Alexis Ware

    29-year-old Alexis Ware was last seen at a 7-Eleven gas station on January 30, 2022, in Anderson, South Carolina. Alexis's mother, Alberta, told Dateline that on Saturday, January 29, Alexis came to her crying and told her that she was being followed. The next day, Alexis disappeared. According to Alberta, Alexis met with the father of one of her children at the 7-Eleven to drop the child off with him.

    Alberta said he told her that Alexis was supposed to then follow him to his mother's house but instead sped off in a different direction. That was the last time anyone saw Alexis. Her red Honda Accord was later located in McCormick, South Carolina, with her phone, purse and ID inside the vehicle, a bag of clothes in the trunk, and her hair bonnet on the ground outside the car. Sergeant Jeff Finley with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline that “there was no sign of foul play” in her vehicle. Alexis's family told Dateline it was not like Alexis to simply take off, but did note she was behaving strangely in the days leading up to her disappearance. Alexis’s case was featured in July 2022 in season one of Dateline's podcast series, “Dateline: Missing in America,” in which Andrea Canning spoke with Alexis’s mother, Alberta-Gray Simpkins, and half-brother Travis Ware. In November of 2023, Shale Remien, a public information officer at the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, told Dateline that the father of Alexis's child whom she met at the 7-Eleven the last day she was seen has been eliminated as a suspect in the case. Remien also told Dateline that investigators have no evidence to support foul play and are actively investigating Alexis’s case. Lead detective Jason Fowler told local NBC affiliate WYFF News 4 in January of 2023 that it is his "hope and belief that Alexis is alive." A $5,000 reward is being offered through CrimeStoppers for information leading to Alexis being found. Alexis was last seen wearing a black bonnet, a black jacket with a purple shirt, blue jeans, and black Crocs. She has multiple tattoos. Some of the more recognizable ones include a leaf-like feather on the front side of one hand and a rose on the other hand. Alexis also has dimple piercings. She has long black hair and brown eyes. Alberta said Alexis is about 5’6”, and weighs around 215 lbs. If anyone has information that can help bring Alexis Ware home, please contact the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at 864-260-4405 and reference Alexis’s case number 2022-01369.

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TENNESSEE

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    Chadwick Carr

    Chadwick Carr disappeared from his residence in the Oliver Springs area of Anderson County, Tennessee, on May 2, 2021. The 32-year-old Knox County, Tennessee native had been living in the area for several months, but kept in contact nearly every day with his mother and his sister, who live in Knoxville.
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    Chadwick Carr

    Chadwick Carr disappeared from his residence in the Oliver Springs area of Anderson County, Tennessee, on May 2, 2021. The 32-year-old Knox County, Tennessee native had been living in the area for several months, but kept in contact nearly every day with his mother and his sister, who live in Knoxville.

    Chad’s sister Whitney told Dateline she spoke to her brother on the phone the night before he disappeared. She said at first everything seemed fine, but then at some point when he set the phone down to light a cigarette, she heard talking and then the line disconnected. Whitney said she tried calling back, but Chad never answered. The next morning, he failed to show up for an early morning meeting and never went to work. Whitney said the family became even more concerned when Chad's cell phone, wallet, van keys and a single flip flop were found behind at his residence. In 2021, Anderson County Detective Darrell Slater released a video statement saying his office had exhausted all efforts in Anderson and Knox counties, and that while there were many tips in the beginning, they hadn’t led anywhere. There have been no updates since. Chad is described as being 5’9” and weighs about 230 lbs. He was last seen wearing black shorts, a black tank top and tan flip flops. Anyone with information on Chad's whereabouts is asked to call the Anderson County dispatch at 865-457-2414.

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  • Rhonda Daugherty
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    Rhonda Daugherty

    Rhonda Daugherty vanished on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, from her home in LaFollette, Tennessee. Her husband, Charles Daugherty, told police that he arrived home that evening to find the back door wide open. All of Rhonda's belongings, including her cell phone, purse, keys and vehicle were at the home.
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    Rhonda Daugherty

    Rhonda Daugherty vanished on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, from her home in LaFollette, Tennessee. Her husband, Charles Daugherty, told police that he arrived home that evening to find the back door wide open. All of Rhonda's belongings, including her cell phone, purse, keys and vehicle were at the home.

    The 49-year-old was nowhere to be found. In January of 2015, a Campbell County grand jury indicted former Campbell County teacher Lonnie Vann, who reportedly knew the family, with first-degree murder and kidnapping in connection to Rhonda's disappearance. Vann pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. He did not reveal the location of Rhonda's body. If you have any information that could help find Rhonda’s remains, please call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND or email TipsToTBI@tn.gov.

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    Byron Edwards

    On March 20, 2022, 30-year-old Byron Edwards vanished from his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. Byron’s girlfriend, Kanesha Bonds, told Dateline that Byron was at her house in east Knoxville earlier that day. She said around 4:30 p.m., Byron wanted to go back to the home he shared with his grandmother in northwest Knoxville and was calling around for a ride.
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    Byron Edwards

    On March 20, 2022, 30-year-old Byron Edwards vanished from his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. Byron’s girlfriend, Kanesha Bonds, told Dateline that Byron was at her house in east Knoxville earlier that day. She said around 4:30 p.m., Byron wanted to go back to the home he shared with his grandmother in northwest Knoxville and was calling around for a ride.

    Kanesha said when Byron couldn’t get a ride home he decided to walk instead. He was about 10 miles away from his home. Byron never made it home and he hasn’t been seen since. The Knoxville Police Department told Dateline that they have conducted multiple searches for Byron in the area he was last seen but no evidence of his possible whereabouts was recovered. Kanesha told Dateline that it’s extremely unlike Byron to just disappear, especially since they were expecting their first child together. Both Kanesha and Bryon’s grandmother, Marilyn Hamilton, told Dateline Byron was extremely excited to be a father. Kanesha added that he never missed a single doctor’s appointment for the baby. The week Byron went missing, Kanesha had an important appointment for the baby. Byron missed it. A month after Byron’s disappearance, Kanesha gave birth to a baby girl named Blessing. Byron’s family is hoping that one day, he will be able to meet her. Byron is 6’1”, 205 lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes. According to Marilyn, her grandson is on several medications for seizures and ADHD that she said could possibly affect his memory. Detective C.Z. Bell with the Knoxville Police Department confirmed that Byron’s case is still active and he directs anyone with information to call the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165.

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    Nieko Lisi

    In September 2011, Nieko Lisi left rural Steuben County, New York, where he lived, in a 2004 GMC Canyon pickup truck with his friend, Robert Knight, heading to Buffalo to meet up with women they had met online.
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    Nieko Lisi

    In September 2011, Nieko Lisi left rural Steuben County, New York, where he lived, in a 2004 GMC Canyon pickup truck with his friend, Robert Knight, heading to Buffalo to meet up with women they had met online.

    But they ended up at Knight’s father’s house in Michigan. Nieko's phone pinged for the last time at 5:05 p.m. on October 1, from Flintlock Drive in Franklin, Tennessee. He was never heard from again. Knight died of a possible overdose in Michigan about 10 days after Nieko disappeared. For years, Nieko’s mother, Monica Button, continued to conduct her own investigation into her son’s disappearance. His case seemingly went cold, until the summer of 2016 when New York State Police investigators and Franklin Police Department detectives got a break in the case. The dismantled and stripped down 2004 GMC pickup truck Nieko had been traveling in was found stored in a residential detached garage in Nashville. In October 2017, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI) took over as the lead agency and in 2020 released a video stating they believe there are people who know how the truck got to the garage and possibly know what happened to Nieko. A $30,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Nieko’s whereabouts. Nieko is described as 5’10”, weighing about 165 lbs., with a muscular build. He has brown hair and eyes and has an unfinished tattoo of a guardian angel on his left side, and four Chinese symbols on the back of his upper right arm. Anyone with information on Nieko’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations at 1-800-TBI-FIND, or submit a tip online by emailing TipsToTBI@tn.gov.

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    ‘Missing Trio’ Rachel Trlica, Renee Wilson, Julie Moseley

    Rachel Trlica, Renee Wilson, and Julie Moseley, known as the “Missing Trio,” were last seen on December 23, 1974 at the Seminary South Shopping Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Family tells Dateline the girls were listed as runaways by the Fort Worth Police Department for the first year, then were reassigned to the Major Case Unit after a private investigator for the families expressed frustration over the status of the investigation.
    Missing in America

    ‘Missing Trio’ Rachel Trlica, Renee Wilson, Julie Moseley

    Rachel Trlica, Renee Wilson, and Julie Moseley, known as the “Missing Trio,” were last seen on December 23, 1974 at the Seminary South Shopping Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Family tells Dateline the girls were listed as runaways by the Fort Worth Police Department for the first year, then were reassigned to the Major Case Unit after a private investigator for the families expressed frustration over the status of the investigation.

    Authorities have released few details on the case over the years, leading some family members to grow even more frustrated. Rachel Trlica would be 66 years old today, Renee Wilson would be 63, and Julie Moseley would be 58. In 2022, a spokesperson for the Fort Worth Police Department confirmed that the case is still open and directed anyone with information on the missing trio to please call the Fort Worth Police Department at (817) 392-4442.

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    Larry Bob Ballard

    Larry Bob Ballard was last seen on April 27, 2023, in Douglassville, Texas. That night his car got stuck on the side of the road and his brother-in-law went to go help him. They successfully got the tire unstuck but it needed to be replaced. Bob decided to stay with his car overnight until his brother-in-law could bring him a new tire in the morning. When the brother-in-law arrived the next morning, Bob wasn't there but all of his belongings were in the truck.
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    Larry Bob Ballard

    Larry Bob Ballard was last seen on April 27, 2023, in Douglassville, Texas. That night his car got stuck on the side of the road and his brother-in-law went to go help him. They successfully got the tire unstuck but it needed to be replaced. Bob decided to stay with his car overnight until his brother-in-law could bring him a new tire in the morning. When the brother-in-law arrived the next morning, Bob wasn't there but all of his belongings were in the truck.

    Bob’s wife, Connie, reported him missing. According to a Facebook post from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Bob was last seen on Thursday April 27 around 11 p.m., on CR 2116 at CR 2188 where his truck got stuck. The post goes on to say that he was “on foot walking towards the area north of Douglassville around Hwy 8 and CR 2122.” In November 2023, the Cass County Sheriff's Department told Dateline that the case is still open and that they are "following leads as they come." Bob is 5’8”, 200 lbs., with hazel eyes and graying blonde hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, and work boots. Anyone with information about Bob’s disappearance is asked to call the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 903-756-7511.

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  • Bianca Carrasco
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    Bianca Carrasco

    Bianca, 29, was last seen on Sunday, May 1, at her home in San Antonio, Texas. It was clear things were amiss when Bianca did not show up for work as an oncology nurse on that Monday and Tuesday. According to a police report, Bianca and her husband had an argument the evening of her disappearance. Foul play has reportedly not been ruled out in the case, according to San Antonio Police.
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    Bianca Carrasco

    Bianca, 29, was last seen on Sunday, May 1, at her home in San Antonio, Texas. It was clear things were amiss when Bianca did not show up for work as an oncology nurse on that Monday and Tuesday. According to a police report, Bianca and her husband had an argument the evening of her disappearance. Foul play has reportedly not been ruled out in the case, according to San Antonio Police.

    However, very few clues have surfaced. Bianca’s phone either died or was turned off the Sunday evening she was last seen. Several searches of the areas surrounding her neighborhood have yielded nothing of significance, family members say. No suspects or persons of interest have been named in the case. In December 2023, the San Antonio Police Department told Dateline that Bianca’s case is still open and there have not been any updates. Bianca Carrasco is described as 5’1” tall, weighing 125 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with information regarding Bianca’s whereabouts is urged to call the San Antonio Police Department at (210) 207-7660.

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  • Missing in America

    Juan Chavez Carrillo

    Juan Chavez Carrillo was last seen at his home in San Benito, Texas, on the morning of July 18, 2023, around 8 a.m. Police theorize the 86-year-old left the house riding a purple bicycle. According to a Facebook post from the San Benito Police Department, Juan was said to have been "wearing a black in color veteran's hat, a long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes."
    Missing in America

    Juan Chavez Carrillo

    Juan Chavez Carrillo was last seen at his home in San Benito, Texas, on the morning of July 18, 2023, around 8 a.m. Police theorize the 86-year-old left the house riding a purple bicycle. According to a Facebook post from the San Benito Police Department, Juan was said to have been "wearing a black in color veteran's hat, a long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes."

    Detective Jose Santos of the San Benito PD told Dateline that the police, along with private companies and other public agencies, have used search parties, drones, and ATVs to help find Juan. Santos said the police searched several places that Juan frequented, including a nearby McDonald’s and Walmart. They checked his childhood home and also looked through heavy brush areas and dry riverbeds near his current home. So far, there has been no trace of Juan or his purple bicycle. Carrillo suffers from Alzheimer's and is considered a danger to himself if left alone. The San Benito Police Department say the case has gone cold. Juan Carrillo is 5’7”, weighs 125-145 lbs. and has white hair. The family is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to Juan’s discovery. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the San Benito Police Department at (956) 361-3880 or Det. Santos directly at extension 200. If you would like to give an anonymous tip, you can also do so by going to https://www.cityofsanbenito.com/1890/Report-Crime-Anonymously-Using-P3-Tips.

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  • Lisa Lee Chandler
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    Lisa Lee Chandler

    Lisa Lee Chandler was last known to be in her home outside Wolfe City, Texas on September 23, 2007. The 44-year-old’s mother, Marie Johnson, told Dateline she’d spoken with Lisa on the phone that day and Lisa had said she was feeling sick.
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    Lisa Lee Chandler

    Lisa Lee Chandler was last known to be in her home outside Wolfe City, Texas on September 23, 2007. The 44-year-old’s mother, Marie Johnson, told Dateline she’d spoken with Lisa on the phone that day and Lisa had said she was feeling sick.

    The following day, Marie could not get in touch with her daughter and decided to go to Lisa’s house to check on her. Lisa’s car was parked outside and her personal belongings were inside on the table. But Lisa was nowhere to be found. Sixteen years later, no one has seen or heard from her. In November 2023, Hunt County Sheriff's Department told Dateline that the case is still open and there are no updates. Lisa is 5'6 with hazel eyes and brown hair. If you have any information regarding Lisa’s case, please call Sgt. Jeff Haines with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office at 903-453-6809.

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    Jared Chavis

    In the fall of 2017, 19-year-old Jared Chavis had just finished 10 months in the Air Force, and had only been in Houston, Texas for a few months when he vanished. On January 12, 2018, at 10:39 p.m. witnesses saw Jared get into a black Ford Fusion in the 8800 block of Westheimer Road in Houston, according to a press release from Crime Stoppers of Houston.
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    Jared Chavis

    In the fall of 2017, 19-year-old Jared Chavis had just finished 10 months in the Air Force, and had only been in Houston, Texas for a few months when he vanished. On January 12, 2018, at 10:39 p.m. witnesses saw Jared get into a black Ford Fusion in the 8800 block of Westheimer Road in Houston, according to a press release from Crime Stoppers of Houston.

    “While [Jared] was riding in the backseat of a black Ford Fusion driven by the suspect, a verbal disagreement occurred and gunshots were fired,” the release states. “According to a witness, Jared Chavis never exited the vehicle and has not been seen since.” Jared is described as being 5’7” and weighing 160 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. Jared has the following tattoos: on his upper left arm, the words “Helen Welch,” his grandmother’s name, inside of praying hands with the date she died; on his right tricep, the letter “J”; on his left tricep, the letter “C”; on his inner right forearm, the quote “NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER.” He was last seen wearing jeans, a red hoodie, white t-shirt, denim vest and orange LeBron James tennis shoes. If you have any information, please call the Houston Police Department Missing Persons unit at (832) 394-1840.

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  • Caleb Diehl was last seen on Monday, March 30th.
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    Caleb Diehl

    Caleb Diehl was last seen running errands for his employer on March 30, 2015, in and around Nocona, Texas. The 18-year-old had borrowed a pickup truck from the employer, Ricky Dale Howard, who was also a family friend. The truck mysteriously reappeared just days later and the keys were found on their proper hook at the business. Caleb’s cell phone and social media accounts have not been used since he disappeared.
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    Caleb Diehl

    Caleb Diehl was last seen running errands for his employer on March 30, 2015, in and around Nocona, Texas. The 18-year-old had borrowed a pickup truck from the employer, Ricky Dale Howard, who was also a family friend. The truck mysteriously reappeared just days later and the keys were found on their proper hook at the business. Caleb’s cell phone and social media accounts have not been used since he disappeared.

    Howard is considered a person of interest in Caleb’s disappearance. In July 2021, Howard pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child and was later sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. The case involved pornographic images of Caleb when he was a minor. Law enforcement officers testified that Howard told police the last time he’d seen Caleb was the weekend before he went missing, when the pair attempted to repair his broken-down truck. Caleb is still missing and his family is offering a reward for information leading to his whereabouts. Earlier this year, Texas State Senator Drew Springer filed SB 129, also known as “Caleb’s Law.” This bill allows first-time child pornography offenders to be prosecuted based on the number of images they are discovered to have been in possession of. The bill was passed in June of 2023 and went into effect in September. If you have any information regarding Caleb’s case, please contact the Nocona Police Department at (940) 825-3281.

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    Deaundrea Ford

    21-year-old Deaundrea Ford was last seen on September 21, 2023, in Houston, Texas. Bridgette Carriere told Dateline her granddaughter had just started a new job at Diva’s Bikini Sports Bar and Grille in Houston. Bridgette said she learned that Deaundrea had placed a call to a friend at 2 a.m. on the morning of the 22nd, but the friend was asleep and didn't pick up.
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    Deaundrea Ford

    21-year-old Deaundrea Ford was last seen on September 21, 2023, in Houston, Texas. Bridgette Carriere told Dateline her granddaughter had just started a new job at Diva’s Bikini Sports Bar and Grille in Houston. Bridgette said she learned that Deaundrea had placed a call to a friend at 2 a.m. on the morning of the 22nd, but the friend was asleep and didn't pick up.

    When the friend returned the call, it went straight to voicemail. Other friends and family tried to call Deaundrea as well, with the same result. Bridgette said she reported her granddaughter missing that day. Houston Police Department Spokesperson Jodie Silva told Dateline that Deaundrea was last seen being dropped off by a family member at Diva’s Bikini Sports Bar around 10 p.m. on September 21. Silva went on to say that reports indicate that Deaundrea told her family she was supposed to be picked up later that night by a friend. According to Bridgette, Deaundrea was captured on security footage leaving the bar in a white van with an unknown male. The HPD spokesperson told Dateline that they could not confirm the white van or the security footage at that time but said the circumstances surrounding Deaundrea’s disappearance are actively being investigated. It has also been reported that Deundra was scheduled to testify as a witness in an upcoming murder trial. According to Houston affiliate NBC KPRC 2+, Andy Kahan, the Director of Crime Stoppers, said “First, you have a witness in a capital murder case that has gone missing, and to me that always sends red flags up. The way she did go up missing, again red flags go up.” Deaundrea is 5’4”, 170 lbs., and has brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing tan pants and a black tank top. Anyone with information is asked to call the Houston Police Department at 832-394-1840.

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    Sidney Taylor and Krislyn Gibson

    Texas friends Krislyn Gibson and Sidney Taylor, both 35 at the time, disappeared on Saturday, April 2, 2016, while on a trip to Austin, Texas. The friends, who both lived in Houston, were in town to attend the Urban Music Festival. They were staying with one of Sidney’s cousins for the weekend. They headed to a club late that Friday night with their friend, Harvey “Hootie” Cyphers, but never returned.
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    Sidney Taylor and Krislyn Gibson

    Texas friends Krislyn Gibson and Sidney Taylor, both 35 at the time, disappeared on Saturday, April 2, 2016, while on a trip to Austin, Texas. The friends, who both lived in Houston, were in town to attend the Urban Music Festival. They were staying with one of Sidney’s cousins for the weekend. They headed to a club late that Friday night with their friend, Harvey “Hootie” Cyphers, but never returned.

    The day after Krislyn and Sidney disappeared, Sidney’s 2010 Dodge Charger was found abandoned in a parking lot in the Midtown district back in Houston. In March 2019, Harvey Cyphers was charged with tampering with evidence with intent to impair a human corpse in relation to the case. On September 18, 2020, a grand jury indicted Cyphers for Sidney and Krislyn’s murders. He was indicted on one count of capital murder and four counts of murder for the killing of multiple persons. Cyphers was arrested without incident and transported to the Travis County Jail. According to NBC Austin affiliate KXAN, Cyphers pleaded guilty to “tampering/fabricating physical evidence with the intent to impair involving a human corpse, a second-degree felony.” He was sentenced to 25 years in prison and the murder charge was dropped at sentencing. Sidney and Krislyn’s bodies have not been found. If you have additional information that can help the case contact the Houston Police Department at (713) 308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.

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  • Jordan Green
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    Jordan Green

    Jordan Green was last seen in San Antonio, Texas on the night of November 7, 2015. The 23-year-old was supposed to go home to his aunt’s house after finishing his shift at a local restaurant. But he never returned. Family believes he left the restaurant to walk home.
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    Jordan Green

    Jordan Green was last seen in San Antonio, Texas on the night of November 7, 2015. The 23-year-old was supposed to go home to his aunt’s house after finishing his shift at a local restaurant. But he never returned. Family believes he left the restaurant to walk home.

    Jordan is described as being 5’9”, weighing 165 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. He has multiple identifying tattoos: a rosary on his chest with a cross that goes down to his stomach, a bible scripture on his abdomen, the name Jennifer inside a heart, the words "God Got Me" on his knuckles, a Taurus on his left shoulder, the letter “J” on the back of his left arm, and the letter “G” on the back of his right arm. In November 2022, a spokesperson from the San Antonio Police Department told Dateline that there have been "no new leads" in the case and that while it is still an active investigation, Jordan's case is considered cold. Officials told Dateline they will "take any leads they can" and directed anyone with information on Jordan’s disappearance to please contact the San Antonio Police Department Missing Persons Unit at (210) 207-7660.