Missing Justin Dean of Fuquay Varina, NC since July 9, 2017

Missing: Justin Wayne Dean 
Date Last Seen: July 09, 2017 
Location Last Seen: Fuquay Varina, NC 
Age at time missing: 20 yrs old
Year of Birth: 1997
Caucasian, Male
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 120-140 lbs
Hair Color: dirty blonde
Hair Style: short shaggy
Eye Color: blue
Glasses: no glasses
Piercings: no piercings
Last Known Clothing: unknown
Tattoos: none
Scars/Marks: none
Other characteristics: cigarette smoker
Transportation: Missing on Foot

If info, or seen, please contact the
Raleigh Police Dept. at
(919) 996-3335 
Case #p18003019
NamUs MP# 41855

Circumstance:  Justin went missing in July of 2017. It is believed he may be living among the homeless. It is not in his character to not make contact with family, or friends, especially his brother. If you believe you've spotted Justin, discreetly take a cell photo to help ID and book police. 

Kristian Burnstad - Feb. 6, 2017 - Enumclaw, WA

Name of Missing: Kristian Burnstad
Date Last Seen: February 6, 2017
Location Last Seen: Enumclaw, WA
Type of Case: Endangered
Age at time missing: 32 yrs old
Year of Birth: 1984
White, Male
Height: 5'11
Weight: 165 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Style: Short
Eye Color: Green
Languages Spoken: English
Transportation: Missing on Foot
If info, or seen, please call 
the Enumclaw PD
at (360) 825-3505
Case # 17-2017
Detective: Mark Leitl
Circumstance: Left home on foot and hasn't been seen, since.  See, Facebook: "Finding Kristian Burnstad"

Missing Sebastian Kelley, 30 - Maine - June 17, 2017

Missing Sebastian Kelley - Maine - June 17, 2017

Missing: Sebastian Kelley
Date Last Seen: June 17, 2017
Location Last Seen: Portland, Me
Type of Case: Unexplained
Age at time: 30 yrs old
Year of Birth: 1987
Race: African American
Height: 5'11
Weight: 190-200
Hair Color: Grey and Brown.
Hair Style: Balding
Eye Color: Brown
Glasses: sometimes
Piercings: Both ears are pierced. His tongue is pierced. Right nostril pierced.
Last Known Clothing: Black Shorts, typical white plain t shirt, with a pair of high top black Nikes with white Nike sign along the siding.. Possible Black backpack. And a pair of sunglasses wearing a black bandana .
Tattoos: Willow Grace going across his right side of neck. Skeleton surrounded by flames on left forearm. Faith written across his right top part of hand.
Scars/Marks: he has seven scars from stab wounds spread out on his stomach. A scar going across his right eyebrow. Two scars from back surgery on left lower back.
Other: Sebastian has both top and bottom braces. He has two front top row teeth missing.

If info, or seen, please contact the Portland Maine Police
at 207-874-8479, or your local police.

Circumstance: Sebastian was in an altercation on the 16th of June and was found to have some swelling and bleeding on the brain. He left against medical advise. On June 17th he was at his sister's home on Gilman St. in Portland, Maine. He left there and hasn't been seen since. His family is very worried.

Missing John Kertzie - Portland , OR - Apr 25, 2017

Missing: John Kertzie
Nicknames: Scooter, Futon John, Easy Beats
Date Last Seen: April 25, 2017
Location Last Seen: Portland OR
Age at missing: 31 yrs old
Year of Birth: 1986
Caucasian, Male
Height: Approx 5'8"
Weight: Approx 175 lbs
Hair Color: brown
Hair Style: short
Eye Color: blue
Piercings: lip
Tattoos: Skull on the inside of left forearm, railroad
tracks on left hand, "Dead head" on fingers.
Scars/Marks: right arm/hand burnt and grafted
Other: Rod and pins in right leg and femur.
Walks with a limp (swagger)

Circumstances: Has not been seen since April 25, 2017

If info or seen, please call the
Multnoma County Oregon PD
at (503) 823-3333
Case #17-220677

Missing David McAllister, 22 of Davenport, Iowa since May 10, 2017

Missing: David McAllister
Date missing: May 10, 2017
Missing From: Davenport, Iowa
Age at time missing: 22 yrs. old
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Hair: dark blonde
Hair Style: Medium length
Eyes: Blue
Tattoos: The words STAY inside his right elbow. The word TRUE inside his left elbow. A small anarchy symbol between his thumb and forefinger on his right hand. A small smiley face between his thumb and forefinger on his left hand. The word BEER on the left side of his chest. A row of 5 stars on the right side of his chest. A peace sign on his back right shoulder blade.

If info, or seen, please call the
Bettendorf Police Dept.
at (563) 345-4015.
Case # 17-11773

Circumstances: Was believed to be dropped off at Jungy Park the day he went missing. Has not made contact with family, which is out of the norm, and hasn't been seen since.

Missing Cameron Brown, 20 - Colorado - Feb. 15, 2017

Missing:Cameron Lee Brown
Date Last Seen: Feb 15, 2017
Location Last Seen: El Paso, Colorado
Age at time missing:20 
Caucasian, Male
Height: 6'1
Weight:185 lbs
Hair Color:brown 
Hair Style:short 
Eye Color:hazel 
Last Known Clothing: red shirt, hoodie, blue jeans, and a jacket 
Scars/Marks:right side back of the head is a scar
Languages Spoken: English

Circumstances:on the 15th of February 2017 was the last time Cameron's mom saw him.  (At the visitation bldg. on the property of the Criminal Justice Center.) His mom is very worried about his safety and welfare.

If info, or seen, contact the 
El Paso County Sheriff's
at (719) 390-2000 
or (719) 520-7100
Case #11JD747 and 13JD195

Still Missing, Donald E. Lyle, 3/10/2016, last seen Willow Spring, NC

Name of Missing: Donald Etheridge Lyle
Date Last Seen: March 10, 2016
Location Last Seen: Willow Spring, NC
Age at time: 49 yrs old
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Hair Color: salt and pepper
Hair Style: short, balding w receding hairline
Facial: Goatee
Eye Color: blue
Glasses: yes
Piercings: none
Clothing: Black Jeans,Maroon Long Sleeved Henley Shirt
Tattoos: none
Scars/Marks: on stomach
Transportation: Missing w vehicle, an Orange Jeep, that was recovered abandoned

If info, or seen, please call the Wake County Sheriff Dept.
at (919) 856-6862, or your local police. Case # 16002115
NamUs MP#32943

Donald was enroute to Charlotte NC for a meeting. He did not arrive. His vehicle found in Salisbury, NC on April 01, 2016 , abandoned, behind a motel.

Facebook: "Missing Donald Lyle"

Still Missing: Baby Ember Skye Graham since - 2015, California

Name of Missing: Ember Skye Graham
Date Last Seen: July 01, 2015
Location Last Seen: Anderson, California
Type of Case: Medical Needs
Age at time missing: 06 months
Year of Birth: 2014
Race White
Height: 2'1"
Weight: 15
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Style: Short
Eye Color: Brown
Other: Distinct downturned eyes
Last Known Clothing: Size 2 Kirkland diaper

If info, or seen, please call the Shasta County
Sheriff's Office, Detective Kyle Wallace
at (530) 245-6540
Case # 15-24132

Circumstances: On Thursday, July 2, at 05:26 A.M., Matthew Graham, called reported that his six month old daughter, Ember Graham, as missing from her crib on Noosha Lane in Anderson, California. Ember is considered to be at risk due to a seizure disorder. She was last seen wearing a size 2 Kirkland brand diaper. Ember's disappearance is being investigated as a suspicious circumstance.

A Mother of a Missing Loved One

She wakes each morning, 
wondering if in 
a bad dream?
It doesn't feel real, 
she silently screams.

A distraught mother,
must carry a face,
to be there for others,
with patience and grace.

While inside she's crying,
and wanting to know why?
The deep pain in the mother,
one can never deny.

Her head is throbbing,
as her reality wakes.
It's really true,
and so much heartache.

She stares ahead, 
not sure how to go on,
realizes for certain,
her child's really gone.

She dresses and prepares, 
herself for the day,
lights a candle, and kneels,
then begins to pray...

"Lord let them find him,
and he be safe and sound. 
Do whatever it takes,
as he must be found."

For her heart is broken,
totally numb inside,
She prays to see him,
with arms open wide.

To have her child, 
come walk through the door,
and rip up the posters,
he's missing no more.

There should be no such thing,
As a mother of missing, 
For a child should be there,
and not just reminiscing.

If he were yours, 
I'm sure you would be,
As frantic and lost,
Just as she.

Don't walk past the poster,
With nary a glance,
For you may make recognition,
give finding a chance.

Should you see a plea,
that's posted online,
read it and share it,
give hope to her mind.

If you have the answers,
but afraid to say,
send it anonymously,
please pave the way.

written by, CCaron /LostNMissing, Inc

Missing Chelsea Cobo, young mother, Brooklyn, NY since May 7, 2016

Missing: Chelsea Michelle Cobo
Last Seen: May 07, 2016
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Age at time: 22 yrs
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair: Long, brown with
lighter ends
Eyes: Brown
Tattoos: "I fly with my
own wings" on left hip.
Piercings: Nose
Clothes: last wearing black
glasses, black sweater,
black jacket, gray pants with
white stripe down side,
and brown Uggs.

If info, or seen,
please call
the NYPD Missing at
(212) 694-7781
Case #KNMP3948

Circumstances: Chelsea Cobo, mother of an infant son, was last seen leaving a restaurant/club "La Floridita" in Sunset Park with an unidentified man. Her family, and son, desperately seek help finding her.

Attention New Hampshire, Support Involuntary Commitment to Save A Life

ARE YOU IN NEW HAMPSHIRE..if so, an important message for you. Many times those with addictions end up on the streets and/or become missing. Helping to lower the amount of missing loved ones each day, begins with helping solve some of the influences that may cause one to become missing in the first place, and addictions/substance abuse is a background factor in many cases.

Therefore, we implore you to sign your support so that families can have a loved one admitted to rehab, even if they don't "want the help." Please support this important cause. There are many beautiful lives lost to substance abuse and rehab is a needed tool to save lives.

We know people are saying that "one who is addicted must want rehab themselves" but we believe that's old school thoughts...and obviously doesn't work if families are having to wait for those they love to reach rock bottom and wanting help. Many times that wait becomes too long, and then becomes too late.

Often, those addicted have a very low self esteem, along with depression, that they refuse rehab for fears of having to face living a life clean and sober. Their emotional fears "of living a drug free life" is too painful to do without the drugs to "soften the blows" of every day living.

Forcing a loved one into rehab can provide them the necessary services, and emotional help, needed to fight addiction. Yes, this could be considered a "tough love" approach and should it not work, nothing really changes. But if it does work, a life can be saved. Isn't that worth trying?

On July 16, 2016 John C. "Bubba" Carter 18, died of a drug overdose, in Londonderry, NH. Only a few months before, with the help of family and friends, Bubba entered his final detox and rehab. After three weeks he left the facility and returned home where he continued to spiral out of control. At some point, which his family later learned, he maintained 30 days of sobriety on his own between March and April. He was very proud of himself. They then learned he relapsed in May of 2016.
John C. "Bubba" Carter, 18
Two weeks prior to his death, on June 30, 2016, his family and friends attempted an intervention. At this time Bubba was no longer living at his family's home. Although his family kept in contact with him, they had decided to stop enabling him hoping he would choose recovery again. During this intervention the police were also involved and tried to help him but because Bubba knew all the "right" words to say to the police their hands were tied. They then learned Bubba had been using heroin intravenously.

In Massachusetts, and a number of other states, they have Section 35 which allows a family member, police officer or doctor to have a person civilly committed who are struggling with addiction, and committed for the treatment of substance, or alcohol abuse. A judge then can have that person committed to a detox for up to 30 days or more. New Hampshire has a civil commitment for mental illness, but it does not cover alcohol or drugs.

As Bubba's family painfully says, "Maybe if we had that option the police, or us as family, could have had Bubba committed. Things may have been different. If only we had a law in New Hampshire similar to Section 35 as our neighboring state. We don't know if it would have saved his life but we wish we did have that option as a tool to at least try."

Please help provide that tool. Sign to support on the side of hope for families who have loved ones with addictions.
Link to sign and show your support:

This message supported by the family of John C. "Bubba" Carter and LostNMissing Inc.

See 20/20′s special report on heroin addiction in Manchester, NH:

LostNMissing Inc, a 501c(3) Nonprofit is based in Londonderry, NH and assists law enforcement and families of missing.

Office of Justice cutting funds for DNA testing of unidentified human bodies/remains! NEED YOUR HELP!

Funding for cold cases (DNA testing on unidentified human remains) and missing persons getting cut !

The  federal grant that funds DNA testing for missing persons will no longer be funded.
The grant is through the National Institute of Justice and is called "Using DNA Technology To Identify the Missing."

It provides $4.7 million for the entire country and has been in existence since 2004.

An example, Oklahoma has been using the grant since 2009, and anthropologists with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said it has helped identify dozens of missing people.

“We need this grant,” said anthropologist Angela Berg.

Berg said the grant helped identify six people pulled from the bottom of Foss Lake in their cars in 2013.

They’d been missing for 40 years.

The grant also helped ID two Oklahoma City women and one girl found buried in a field in Jennings, Oklahoma also in 2013.

Those three had been missing for more than 20 years.

“There are families out there waiting to find out if remains could be their loved one,” Berg said.

This grant allows Berg to submit skeletal remains to a University of North Texas lab that helps identify people through DNA and is funded through this grant.

“Our technology is evolving and becoming so wonderful, and now we have no monies to fund this and that’s heartbreaking,” Berg said.

It’s especially heartbreaking for people like Carla Eastep.

Berg plans to do the same, saying every body deserves a name, every crime deserves to be solved.

The funding for the grant is set to expire in October 2017

Story at link:

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP:  Note this affects ALL MEDICAL EXAMINER Offices across the country!!  Send your pleas and your stories to implore they return the grants and funding, please. 


Dear Director Rodriguez:

I don’t normally write letters to Federal, or local, government agencies, but this matter is extremely critical. I, personally, am writing to you out of desperation

I recently learned that the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant "Using DNA Technology to Identify the Missing” will no longer be funded. I am devastated that the work done with this grant will no longer be available. This literally should not happen and your assistance is requested on this very urgent matter.

As you're aware, local jurisdictions have been receiving grant funds for the past several years. Without these funds, the processing and analyses of cases of Unidentified Persons and families of Missing Persons will be hindered and backlogs cannot be addressed.

I’m aware that the grant provides a valuable service to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, law enforcement and the judicial system. But most importantly the program has given hope to the families of missing loved ones. I’m sure that those administering the program are better equipped to speak to the work that’s been done with "cold cases" successfully solved with DNA. Other families live the day to day trauma of not knowing.



Example: My daughter, my only child, 🔺Heather XXXX 🔻, has been missing since 🔺XXXX. 🔻 I long to see her, to touch her face and hug her knowing she's well. But if she has passed, I must know where she is so that I can bring her home and provide her the proper burial that she deserves.


Without this grant, there will be many who will suffer. Far too many loved ones will continue to be "missing." Without funding, Police Investigative Units will not be able to decrease their case load, Medical Examiners won't be able to bring as many answers to families, and the service organizations will continue to see unresolved cases rise each year.

Please, I urge you to recognize and support this grant for the next fiscal year, and many years possible. Families of missing depend on this work being done nationally, and the program is dependent upon your funding.

If not,too many will lie in wait...hoping for their names to be found. One of those ,could be our loving 🔺NAME OF MISSING🔻



Family of 🔺 NAME OF MISSING🔻

1. Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice
Attn.: Nancy Rodriguez
810 7th St. N.W. Washington, DC 20531
2. Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General: email is

3. Or by email to the following individuals:
 Nancy Rodriguez, NIJ Director:
Karol Mason, Assistant Attorney General:
Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General:
Thanks for your help with this. Feel free to send your letter to other agencies or anyone who might hear our voice (ie state representatives, senators, district attorneys, the governor, etc).
 Story prior to show the importance of funding.

Please write, and share!
Thank you,
The Team at LostNMissing, Inc

Kala Brown found alive, chained in barrel and Charlie Carver still MISSING - Aug 31, 2016 - Anderson, SC

Update: Nov 2, 2016 Home News World news Missing persons Missing woman found 'chained like a dog' in metal box after disappearing with boyfriend two months ago

Kala Brown, 30, was discovered after cops heard banging coming from inside the container as they search a property A woman who has been missing since August with her boyfriend has been found 'chained up like a dog' after being held captive, police have revealed.

Kala Brown, 30, and Charlie Carver, 32, disappeared on August 31st, sparking a huge search operation. Police found Kala this morning while searching a home in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Cops say she was being held against her will.

Officers searched the property and heard banging from inside a metal storage container, WYFF News reports. Sheriff Chuck Wright said that information from a sex crime investigator led them to the property. Sheriff Chuck Wright said Brown was “chained inside the container like a dog.”

Brown reportedly told officers that she had been held inside the container for two months. She was chained around her neck, Sheriff Wright said, adding that she had been regularly fed. He said it was by "the grace of God that she was found alive."

Chillingly, Brown revealed there may as many as FOUR bodies on the property. Police are investigating whether a serial killer is connected to the case. Police have arrested Todd Kohlhepp, who is reportedly a registered sex offender, in connection with the investigation.

Kohlepp will be charged with kidnapping, and other charges are possible, police revealed. Cops are still searching for Brown's missing boyfriend Carver. After Brown and Carver went missing in August, his parents found their apartment unlocked and Brown’s dog with no food or water.

Comments were reportedly posted on Carver's Facebook page in September that were “uncharacteristic of ones typically made by Charlie." These included posts saying the couple was fine. Carver’s car has not been found since the couple disappeared. (Update: His car was found on the property)

Previous reports: Couple missing AUG 31, 2016 from Anderson SC (with white Pontiac Grand Prix, SC Tag# HWY124) Carver, 32, and Kala Brown, 30, have been missing since Aug. 31. Brown and Carver had been dating for several months and moved in together last summer. Carver was in the midst of getting a divorce. The “Find Kala and Charlie” Facebook page says the couple was last seen Aug. 30 leaving a friend’s home in Anderson. Their families became concerned when they were unable to reach either of them by phone, with calls going directly to voicemail.

The last images of Carver are surveillance video from his workplace showing him leaving on Aug. 31. The apartment that the couple shares was unlocked and Brown’s Pomeranian, Romeo, was found with no food or water, the post says. "She wouldn't leave him” Newsom said. “She wouldn't leave him without food. She wouldn't leave him without water. That was her baby." Family members told "Dateline" that some medication had also been left behind, along with Kala's glasses and contact lenses

There is no activity on Brown’s Facebook page, which is unusual for her, according to the post. It also says that though Carver is not typically active on Facebook, his profile picture was changed Sept. 6, and recent posts are “uncharacteristic of ones typically made by Charlie.” Several postings on Carver’s Facebook page say the couple is fine and they simply left. The posts appeared after the couple was reported missing. Both Brown’s and Carver’s families said that they believe the Facebook account has been hacked. They said the photos that the person is using were posted more than a year ago, and the wording doesn’t sound like Carver.

"It's getting people thinking they are found, but they are not," Shiflet told "Dateline." Newsom and Shiflet spent the weekend packing up their children’s apartment and putting their belongings in storage. "You would never imagine this empty feeling,"Shiflet, Carver's mother, told "Dateline." "It's so much worse than you can think, not knowing." "It's like you have a hot skillet, and they are two drops of water you put on it. They just disappear," Newsom told "Dateline." "It's not that they just haven't talked to their moms, no one has heard from them."

A friend of Brown’s told police that she had dinner with her Aug. 29 at her apartment in Anderson Crossing Apartments. She said she spoke to Brown the next day, but after a text on the morning of Aug. 31, all communication ceased. Police found Brown’s car in the parking lot of the complex. Investigators said Brown’s cellphone service provider said there had been no activity on the phone for 48 hours, and that they were unable to ping the phone. Shiflet said that when she checked the apartment, it appeared no one had been there in a while.

"This is just so out of character for (Carver), so if anybody knows anything, please call and leave a tip. I'm begging you, please," Shiflet said. "It's the emptiest feeling I've ever had. It's like a constant pain in your head. Your arms feel like strings. You want to reach out, but there's nothing to hold on to because you're reaching for your son, and he's not there."

Carver drives a 2002 white Pontiac Grand Prix with South Carolina tag number HWY124, with an LSU decal and possibly a Palmetto flag on the back window. The car has not been located. Friends and family have passed out and posted fliers in the hopes that they will help the investigation. Both Brown’s friend and Carver’s mother told police someone the couple knows has “given them problems before.” Lt. Mike Aikens told "Dateline" that Anderson police detectives are investigating, but there are few clues. "We tracked down the leads we had, but there isn't very much," Aikens said. "We just want to make sure they are OK, because it has been some time."

Foul play has not been ruled out in the case, according to police. Family members say that, no matter the circumstances, they want to be sure Brown and Carver are safe. "There are so many people who are worried about them and love them," Shiflet told "Dateline." "Whatever the problem, we'll figure it out. No one here will judge them. We love them."

Anyone with information on the couple’s whereabouts, is asked to call Anderson police at 864-260-4444, or Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

Missing Stuart Trujillo - Aug 21, 2016 - Kaneohe, Hawaii

MISSING: Stuart Wood Trujillo
Nickname: "Wood"
Date Last Seen: August 21, 2016 
Location Last Seen: Kaneohe, Hawaii
Type of Case: Vulnerable/Endangered
Age at time missing: 22 yrs old
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Style: Short
Eye Color: Brown
Glasses: Yes, but may not be wearing them.
Clothing: Last seen wearing a green shirt and long kaki pants.  
Tattoos/Piercings: None
Scars/Marks: Large freckle right below Adam's apple.
Languages Spoken: English
Other characteristics: Crooked front teeth, tall and skinny.
Transportation: Missing on Foot

If info, or seen, please contact the Kaneohe Police Dept, or
your local police at (808) 723-8640. 
Detective: Officer Tagomori
NamUs Case# is pending

Circumstances: Stuart Trujillo has been missing since 8/21 at around 7:00pm. He has been at a rehab facility battling a very serious drug problem for almost a year . On the evening of 8/21 he walked into the main office of the facility, asked for his IDs and said he was leaving. He was very emotionally distraught. They asked if he wanted his clothes or to call his family. He said there was no point and that he had a bus to catch. He does not have any money that family knows of and asks for the
public's help,  as they are extremely worried.

Missing : Lena Mae Wiggins , Aug 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA (Medical needs / Alzheimer's )

Missing: Lena Mae Wiggins
Date Last Seen: August 08, 2016
Location Last Seen: Los Angeles, California
Street: 118th and Figueroa
Case: Medical Needs (Alzheimer's/Dementia)
Age at time missing: 76 Yrs. Old
Height: 4'11
Weight: 115 lbs.
Hair Color: Gray
Hair Style: Short hair
Eyes: Brown
Glasses: No
Piercings: None
Last Known Clothing: A blue nurse's uniform shirt with designs, jeans and brown sandals. She also has a head scarf wrapped around her head.
Transportation: Missing on Foot
If info, or seen, immediately call 9-1-1 and the
Los Angeles Police Dept
at (213) 996-1800 (Detective Saiza)
or (213) 996-1802
Please reference Case # 1618-15740
NamUs: pending public view:
Circumstances: Lena suffers with Alzheimer's / Dementia. She wandered from home and is very vulnerable. She is very friendly and is more than likely confused and can't find her way home. She has not taken any meds for her Dementia or High blood pressure. Her family need your help.

Missing: Ryder Johnson - Boulder County, CO - Jan. 17, 2016

Ryder Eshelman Johnson
Age at time: 20 yrs old
Residence: Lafayette, CO
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Clothing: A red and black coat with an 
"Eldora Mountain Resort" ski jacket; black pants.

If info, or seen, please contact the Boulder County Sheriff's
Office at (303) 441-4444, or your local police. Anonymous tips to
Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) .
Case # 16-328
NamUs # 32288


Ryder was last seen leaving his job at Eldora at approximately 3 
p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2016. When he didn't show up that 
afternoon as expected, he was reported missing.
At around 10 p.m. on Sunday, a deputy found Johnson's vehicle 
parked at the Gross Dam overlook parking area. It was locked and 
later learned to be operational. His cell phones were located in/
near his vehicle. Ryders Eldora Ski Resort ID was also located 
near his vehicle. However his wallet and keys were not located.

Missing Lelia Faulkner – July 04, 2016 – Troy, AL

Missing: Lelia Faulkner
Missing from: Troy, AL
Last seen: July 04, 2016
Age at time: 29 Years old
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 125 – 135 lbs.
Eyes: Blue-Gray
Hair: Blonde
Tattoo: On foot, (unknown which) Chinese letters for "success"

Police Agency: If info, or seen, please call the Pike County Sheriff's office at (334) 566-4347.

Circumstance: Leila has not been seen or heard from since July 4 when she spent time with family members. The Pike County Sheriff's Office is investigating her disappearance. Her family is very worried about her after not having any contact with her in weeks. She has not made any posts on her social media accounts. It is out of her character to not make contact with family, or friends.  Has her purse, phone (goes to VM), and tablet with her.

*Note, first name may be spelled online incorrect as Leila, when it is Lelia, pronounced "Lay-Lah"

Missing: Tamara Rummel - May 20, 2016 - Covina, California

Missing: Tamara Rummel
Nickname: Tammy
Case: Suspicious 
Last Seen: May 20, 2016
Location: Covina, California
Age at time: 49 yrs. old
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Weight: 145 pounds
Hair: brown 
Eyes: blue 

If info, or seen, please contact Sgt. Ken Perry or Sgt. Dan McElderry of the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau's missing persons unit at 323-890-5500.

Circumstance: Tamara Rummel, "Tammy", was seen leaving her home in an unknown SUV.  She was captured on surveillance video using an ATM with an unknown male. Tamara's cell phone activity ended hours after the ATM transaction, and she has not been seen or heard from since.
Tamara, a mother of four and doting grandmother of six, is a retired media director from a resource center for parents with special needs children.  A responsible homeowner and frequently in touch with family and friends, her disappearance on May 20, 2016 and lack of communication since then is uncharacteristic and alarming.

Missing Michael Sheftell -, 61 - June 11, 2016 - Moab, Utah

Missing Michael Sheftell - June 11, 2016 - Moab, Utah
Missing: Michael Sheftell
Date Last Seen: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Last Seen: Moab, Utah 
Location: Anticline Overlook Road, Moab, Canyonlands National Park
Case Type: Medical Needs
Age at Time: 61 Yrs old
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Hair: Long gray; Ponytail 
Eyes: Brown
Clothing: Red t-shirt, Khaki shorts, Camouflage baseball 
cap with "W" (Washington Nationals baseball team)
Other: Smokes Pall Mall cigarettes; Right-handed
Transportation: Missing on Foot

If info, or seen, please contact the San Juan Sheriffs Office
at (435) 587- 2237, or 9-1-1

Circumstances: Michael's Jeep Cherokee was found overturned at 6:30pm, Saturday, June 11, and he was found with head lacerations walking down Anticline Overlook Road. The couple who found him offered to call an ambulance, but he refused. They gave him a ride toward his campsite as he requested. He walked down toward trail 38C and has not been seen since. Aerial and foot searches have been unsuccessful.

Facebook: Missing Michael Sheftell

Missing USMC Vet: Bertrand Brown, 80 - driving 2015 slv Toyota Tundra, GA tag XM1250

Missing: Bertrand Clarence Brown
Retired U.S. Marine Corp Veteran 
Missing: May 15, 2016
Last location: Henry County, Georgia 
Age at time: 80 years old 
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 205 lbs
Hair: Balding w gray
Eyes: Brown

Police Agency: If info, or seen, please call 9-1-1 
and the Henry County Police Department, 
Detective Swanson, at 770-288-8256.

Circumstance:  Mr. Brown driving a Silver 2015 Toyota 
Tundra with Georgia Marine Corp Veteran license plate 
#XM1250 when he was last heard from around 4:00 p.m. 
via phone.  He mentioned that he was on Highway 42 in 
Henry County, Georgia. That was the last contact with family. This is extremely 
concerning as he would not go missing of his own choice. It is 
unclear if he may have gotten lost, if an accident occurred or 
driving in an unknown area after suffering some type of 
cognitive incident? Please help look for Mr. Brown. He is loved 
and missed.

US Air Force Vet Missing: Tricia Todd, 30 yrs old - Hobe Sound, Florida

Missing: Tricia Williams Todd
Suspicious Circumstance
Date last seen: April 27, 2016
Location: Hobe Sound, Florida
Age at missing: 30 yrs old
Height: 5'4″
Weight: Approx. 105 lbs.
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Red, Med length, wavy
Other: Vehicle found abandoned, with her purse inside,
but no phone, or wallet.

If info, or seen, please
contact the Martin County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigations Division
at 772-220-7060, your local police, or 9-1-1

Circumstance: Tricia Williams Todd dropped off her two year old child with her ex-husband
on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 and was supposed to pick her up the next morning, but failed
to do so, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, and family. She is a US Air Force
Veteran and worked as a Registered Nurse in hospice care. A camera located in the Publix
grocery store captured her on surveillance as last known sighting. Her family and friends
are extremely distraught and say that Tricia is a very dependable mother, and person,
and would never go missing of her own choice, nor abandon her child and family.

Facebook: "Search for Tricia Willians Todd"

K-9 Capers' Spring Newsletter 2016

Courtesy update by LostNMissing, Inc. 

Spring Newsletter 2016
K-9 Capers Dog Training Academy | 995 Warren C. Coleman Blvd | Concord, NC
What's New! 
  • Brand new classes perfect for the spring & summer!
  • Spring short courses that are 2-4 weeks!
  • Classes that teach your dog to walk nicely on a leash & much more...
Coming Soon
  • Rapid Recall...Come the First Time
  • FIT PAWS Fitness & Rehabilitation 

Spring & Summer Classes 

Private Tutor
Flexible Training Option | Call for Details
Get more done with a private lesson in low distractions. Your home or at the training center as some dogs do not learn as well in a group class.
Day Training Classes
Tuesday – 1/2 Day & Wednesday & Friday – Full Days | Drop Off & Pick Up By Appointment | Training Packages Available     
No time to attend classes? We train your dog while you are at work or when boarded. Call to discuss your needs.
Puppy Development Training Course
Tuesday from 6:30-7:20pm | Open Admission – Enroll Anytime!
For vaccinated puppies ages 12 weeks through 5 months. 7 weeks for $85 which includes AKC STAR puppy test at no charge. Each additional week until 6 months is $10.         

NEW! Therapy Dog & Family Manners, AKC Community Canine
Thursday @ 7:00pm | Class is 6 Weeks for $95
Brush-up for Therapy Dog Tests, CGC, AKC Community Canine or visiting. 

Important Dates for Class
August 25 – Registration & Class Starts
October 22 – Testing

Regular Class Schedule
September 8, 15, 22 & 29
October 6 & 13 

Canine Detective Scent Discrimination, Part 1         
Saturday from 10:30am-11:45am | $15/Class or $45 for Set of 4

Call to make appointment for the required orientation class. Email us at for class schedules.

Spring Short Courses

Walk With Me!    
Saturday-Sunday from 1-2:30pm | May 28-29 & June 25-26 | $75/Session
Safety, fun and freedom with loose-leash training for you and your dogs. Learn how to walk on a loose leash and add distractions. 

Agility for Fun (Small Dogs or Puppies)
Thursday @ 7:30pm | May 5, 12, 19 | $45
Start your puppy off right and have fun doing it! Our Puppy Agility Class will introduce your puppy to all the fun game of agility and all of the equipment in a safe and POSITIVE way! All equipment will be at their lowest heights & difficulty level for the puppy's safety. Puppies will be encouraged to gain confidence and work at their own pace. The puppies can be worked off-leash. This class is designed to introduce dogs of any age to the game of agility. Dogs will be introduced to the equipment in a positive and fun manner to help build confidence and promote safety on the obstacles.
Agility for Fun (Over 6 Months Old)
Thursday @ 7:30pm | June 9, 16, 23 | $45
Dogs will be encouraged to gain confidence and work at their own pace. The dogs can be worked off-leash. This class is designed to introduce dogs of any age to the game of agility. Dogs will be introduced to the equipment in a positive and fun manner to help build confidence and promote safety on the obstacles.
Trick Training 1 Day Course
Saturday, August 13 @ 9am | $25
Saturday July 23 @ 9am | $25

Class Registration Information
Pre-registration required, please call 704-721-6757 or email Also, to download forms go to

Training Tip

Does your dog jump to greet you still??? It could be you are using the wrong reinforcement.  Understand the dog's behavior for jumping to greet you.

In a dog's world, it is instinctual to greet another dog by coming nose-to-nose with them. This allows them to sniff each other's faces and become acquainted with the other dog's scent. Of course, your nose is a bit higher to reach so it is only natural that your dog will jump up to get closer to your face when greeting you. This can be quiet annoying and unnecessary, but fortunately, the habit can be broken.

As a trainer, I have seen dogs respond differently to the exact same training methods such as redirecting to a sit, ignoring the bad behavior, reinforcing the good behavior. This begs the question; what is it the dog really wants? British Trainer Kay Lawrence has a fresh new look at an old problem... I can't help but agree with in my own dog household. She has an interesting view that dogs wish to reconnect to us when we return and we have to figure out the best way for that to happen.

Here is a copy from a blog by Kay Lawence. I just love this! 

"Greeting or re-uniting after being apart, should be indulgent, sincere and full of affection, but not crazy arousal and high pitch celebration. This is setting the dog up for exuberant jumping and barking. Their arousal is understandable if they have been alone for several hours, the solitary situation has ended which is a reason to jump for joy. Make sure both your hands are free of shopping or coats or keys, take hold of the dog by the collar to prevent getting a black eye, and bend over to calmly offer proximity to your face for some "air-licking".

At my home, I touch each of my dogs when I return home without speaking, though briefly, to prevent them from jumping. I have recently formed the habit of letting them smell my hair or face. I keep calm but let them know "we're ok" as Kay describes in her book, Every Dog, Every Day. 

Leash Reactivity! Why Some Dogs Growl & How to Prevent It!

The first thing to recognize is that despite how it looks, nearly all reactivity is rooted in fear. When your dog acts aggressively, he is able to keep other dogs and their people away, and that's what he wants. Off-leash, a dog could run away. On-leash, a dog is trapped and acts aggressively to protect himself.

The second most frequent reason for reactivity is frustration. Some dogs pull and bark on-leash when they want to get to another dog to play. You will often see dogs frustrated behind a fence as well, when a dog can't get to what's on the other side. However, we tend to assign this reason to our dogs more often than we should. We prefer seeing our dog as wanting to play, instead of acting from fear.

In our Reactive Dog Private Training Classes we work on five aspects of on-leash dog-on-dog aggression. Use these as a blueprint for how you can work with your own dog.

  • Changing your dog's emotional response to other dogs
  • Management techniques: to prevent your dog from practicing the behavior to remove your dog quickly and easily from something unexpected
  • Distraction and fun on walks to help your dog focus less on the outside world
  • Owner confidence: You learn and practice what to do and are less anxious with your dog in public
  • Reducing your dog's overall arousal level
  • Equipment that can help keep your dog from pulling (without using choke, prong or electronic collars)

It's not easy living with a reactive dog. It may even be embarrassing. But you clearly love your dog and want the best for him. Remember that your dog doesn't like this behavior either. He is trying the best way he knows how to cope. So, whatever your dog has been through in the past, your dog is lucky to have you now. After all, you are looking for help. Call us for an assessment at 704-721-6757

K-9 Capers' Upcoming Events

Service Dog Clinic | Saturday, May 28
Therapy Dog Testing | Saturday, October 22
Pet First Aid | Saturday, November 12

My Dog Can Do That! Agility Course

K-9 Capers Dog Training Academy will be hosting a free testing for the STAR, CGC, CGCA and a run on a basic agility course Saturday, June 4 during the dog show at the Cabarrus Arena. 

Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10am-4pm

American Kennel Club's 
My Dog Can Do That! Agility Course 
Cabarrus Arena & Event Center
4751 NC-49, Concord, NC
Additional Information On Event:
  • No cost & includes ribbon and certificate for completing the course
  • Also testing for the AKC STAR Puppy, AKC Canine Good Citizen and the new AKC Community Canine Canine Good Citizen (CGCA)
  • For more information contact: K-9 Capers Dog Training Academy at 704 -721-6757 or email us at
  • See Victory Lane Classic information below for more details.

Founder & Director

Donna Rogers, CPDT-KA
Certified Pet Dog Trainer
Katie's Kidz d/b/a K-9 Capers
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
American Red Cross Pet First Aid Instructor
Therapy Dog International Evaluator
Dogs & Storks Presenter
Contact Information
Physical Address

K-9 Capers Dog Training Academy
Camp Happy Hound Complex
995 Warren C. Coleman Blvd (Hwy 601)
Concord, North Carolina 28025
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1411
Harrisburg, North Carolina 28075
704-721-6757 - Office 
704-791-9888 - Cell