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SISTER DISAPPEARS WHILE SEARCHING FOR MISSING BROTHER. (Her van found torched on beach.) Dina and Rogelio Escobar

Missing: Dina Isabel Escobar
Date Last Seen: August 28, 2018
Location Last Seen: Houston, TX
Age at missing: 60 years old
Stats: Hispanic, Female
Height: 5 ft 4 in
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hair Color: Blonde
Hair Style: Shoulder length
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Glasses: Wears for reading
Piercings: Ears
Last Known Clothing: White/Black zebra strip shirt, black jean pants.
Languages Spoken: Spanish and English
Other: Has a space between front teeth. Also an accent when speaking English.
If information, or seen,
please call the
Houston Police Dept.
Detective Eric May
at (713) 308-3945
Case #1104314-18
Circumstances:On the night of Tuesday, August 28, 2018, Dina went to her brother’s house because he had not been seen for a few days. She was last reported to be leaving the house to look for him and has not been heard from since. Her 2007 Chevy Uplander minivan has been found on the beach, torched.
Name of Missing: Rogelio Escobar Date Last Seen: Aug. 26, 2018
Location Last Seen: Houston, TX
Age at time missing: 65 yrs old
Stats: Hispanic, Male Height: 5’3"
Weight: 130 lbs. Hair Color: Black w graying areas
Eye Color: Dark Brown Facial Hair: Mustache Scars/Marks: A scar behind his knee from surgery Languages Spoken: Spanish and English Other: Walks with limp from surgery
If info, or seen, please call the Houston Police Dept. Detective A Flores at (832) 394-1840 Case #1100692-18
Circumstances: Rogelio "Roy" was last seen at his home on Prudence Drive on August 26, 2018. He has not been seen since that date. On August 28, his sister went to check on him and she disappeared, as well. (Dina Isabel Escobar) Her van found abandoned and torched on the beach.
http://lostnmissing.org/missing/descobar
http://lostnmissing.org/missing/rescobar
Facebook: “Missing Dina and Rogelio Escobar”

Natalie Wicks from NJ, missing in Chicago since Aug 7, 2018

Missing: Natalie Ann Wicks
Nickname: "Nat"
Date Last Seen: Aug. 07, 2018
Last Location: Chicago, Illinois
Area: 630 W. Harrison at
the Greyhound Bus Station
Year of Birth: 1996
Age at Time: 21 yrs. old
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 92 lbs
Scars/marks: Scar on Rt. eyebrow,
mole on left cheek & neck. Small
closed piercing on left nostril.
Tattoos: Colored stars on left wrist.
Facebook: "Missing Natalie Wicks"

If info, or seen,
please contact the
Deptford Police Dept.
at (856) 845-2220,
or your local police.

Circumstances: Natalie was enroute
from Iowa to her Home in Deptford
Twnship, NJ. A stop was made in
Chicago, Illinois in which she had her
ticket to continue forward to NJ, but
did not board. It is believed she
would be in the Chicago area, and
possibly in homeless regions. Her
family is extremely worried and ask
for your help to contact police if seen.
If unsure, discreetly take a cell photo
to aid investigators with an ID and to
bookmark location.


Missing Wamaitha Kaboga-Miller, 66, of Palo Alto, California w Medical Needs

Urgent #Missing Wamaitha Kaboga-Miller, 66, of Palo Alto, California w Medical Needs; Driving silver 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK; California plate # DP241LU w handicap placard. http://lostnmissing.org/missing/kabogamiller/

Missing: Wamaitha Kaboga-Miller
Date Missing: August 17, 2018
Last Seen: Palo Alto, California
Case: Medical Needs Missing
Stats: Black, female
Age at time: 66 yrs old
Height: 5'1" 
Weight: 120 pounds
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Brown
Glasses: Yes
Clothing: last seen wearing a black puffy vest over 
white long-sleeved shirt and light-colored pajama pants.
Other: Wearing a medical back brace
Transportation:  A silver 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK has California license plate # DP241LU, police said. The vehicle has a handicap placard.

If info, or seen, please call
the Palo Alto Police Dept.
at (650) 329-2413, or 9-1-1.
If vehicle spotted abandoned,
do not touch...call 9-1-1.
Anonymous tips can be emailed to 
the police at paloalto@tipnow.org or 
sent by text message or voicemail 
to 650-383-8984, or the 
Family Tip-Line at (650) 814-1189 


Circumstance: On Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at 9:15 am showed Mrs. Kaboga-Miller , disabled and without her medication, had exited her home shortly after her husband left work.  She drove to the Country Time Market and surveillance video showed her hobbling her way into the store. She purchased two packages of cigarettes which took about 15 minutes to complete the purchase and return to her car. The video then shows she drove east onto University Avenue toward the Dumbarton Bridge. Her son said that alone was odd. "She had a fear of the bridge. LPR (license plate readers) didn't ping (the car at the toll plaza). She just vanished," he said.
She did not take her cellphone, nor the walker she relies on to get around. She had a wallet, but she has not used her debit card. She doesn't drive after dark, and doesn't like to drive in general. Mrs. Kaboga-Miller was recovering from back surgery and she can't walk any distance without her walker. She was taking oxycodone for pain from the surgery, which could impair her judgment, but her family saw no signs of depression from using the medicine, he said.

Missing Susan Muskett – Nov. 04, 2017 – El Centro, Calif

Missing: Susan Elaine Muskett
Date Last Seen: Nov. 04, 2017
Last Seen: EL Centro, California
Age at time missing: 31 yrs old
Year of Birth: 1986
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 125 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Tattoos: "Nick"
Scars/Marks: Scars: Left Eye, left shoulder, Mole on forehead
If info, or seen, please contact

the El Centro Police Department
at ( 760) 352-2111
Case # 17E-33627
Circumstance: No info provided.
Possibly driving a green, 1998 Dodge Neon sedan with Pennsylvania license plate #KKT4612


Trevor M. Nichols – (E4) US ARMY SPECIALIST - MISSING, Nov. 17, 2017 – Syracuse, NY



Please share for awareness. Someone, somewhere may make recognition to help bring Trevor home.
____
Trevor Michael Nichols
(E4) Army Specialist
Date Last Seen: November 17th, 2017
Location Last Seen: Syracuse , New York
Age at time missing: 24 years old
Year of Birth: 1993
Race White
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: Approx. 200 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Style: Military short
Eye Color: Green
Facial Hair: None at time of disappearance
Last Known Clothing: Blue jeans, grey sweatshirt,
and military boots
Scars/Marks: Small scar left forearm
Transportation: Missing on Foot from Public Transportation

If info, or seen, please contact the
Tremont City Ohio PD
At (937) 328-2560 Case # 17-1689237
or the Clark County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office
at (937) 521-2050

(You may request to remain anonymous)

Circumstances: Trevor was preparing for a transfer to Fort Riley in Kansas from Fort Drum (NY) where he lived and was separating from his wife. Trevor is a Specialist (E4) in the U.S. Army. He was last seen getting on a train in Syracuse. He never arrived at Fort Riley and his family and friends are extremely worried as this is out of his character and worried for his well being. Trevor left behind his drivers license, U.S. Military Identification Card and his cell phone. He had previously deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq and returned from his Iraq deployment earlier in the year, in May 2017.

LostNMissing Database: http://lostnmissing.org/us-military-missing/trevormnichols/

Facebook page to support his family:
https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Trevor-Nichols-145177452848159/

What happened to Reny Jose?


Four years ago, today, while on Spring Break...with 20 friends...Reny Jose drove from Rice University in Texas to Panama Beach, Florida. He and his 20 friends rented a home on the beach where the party and fun began. 

Somewhere in the midst of this fun, a living nightmare began for his family as Reny disappeared during the night.
There was not a single friend who could account for his whereabouts. Not one of the 20 friends have ever searched for him, nor stay in contact with his family. Fact is, one told police that Reny had a "bad LSD" trip. Reny didn't do drugs. 

At the time he vanished, Reny was a brilliant young man from a very good family and they were very close.  His entire being was very family oriented.  His belongings was found in a trash barrel on the beach. Where is Reny? Did he go into the water as police suggest? Did he have some sort of cognitive disturbance that caused him to walk away from his life? No matter the thoughts, it's all out of character. 
Can you imagine in the midst of this horror to be his family and receive a FedEx shipment of all his belongings from college, all packaged and wrapped carefully...without their child accompanying it? Where is Reny and how can 20 friends all be oblivious as to what happened? 20 friends.  And why did they pack up and leave 4 days before the house lease was up?

Who has more info, yet untold?

His family still questions if one or two of those who were at the house may have more information then what has been reported to police. They ask if anyone has information, no matter how insignificant, to please contact authorities or the Tip Line. They may request to remain anonymous.

Missing: Reny Jose
Case: Missing
Missing From: Panama City Beach, Florida
Missing Date: March 03, 2014
Race: Indian         Sex: Male
Age at Time Missing: 21 years old
Height:  5'10"
Weight: 190-200 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Tattoos: N/A
Scars/Piercings/Unique Marks: N/A
Other: Sometimes wears glasses.

Police Agency: Bay County Sheriff's Office at (850) 747-4700
 NamUs MP #:   24021

Circumstance: Reny Jose, 21, an Albany, NY native, is a student with a 4.0 grade average at Rice University, Senior Engineer Student, who vanished on March 3 while on spring break with a group of friends in Panama City Beach, Fla. It was reported that he was on Spring break in a rented beach house with about 20 of his friends from school. He was last seen at around 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday March 3rd, 2014. His belongings, including his cell phone and clothing were found near the house after he was reported missing. The Bay County Sheriff's Office has ruled out foul play, but Jose's parents are suspicious. They said most of their son's friends left town within 24 hours of his disappearance, without aiding the searchers. According to the family, the group booked the place for Saturday to Saturday, and they all took off on Tuesday, even though they paid for the whole seven days. 

Missing Michael Sparks - Feb 28,2018 - Florida

Missing: Michael Sparks
Date Last Seen: February 28, 2018
Location Last Seen: Weirsdale, Florida
Area: Near 15300 block SE 156th Place
Case Type: Unexplained  
Age at time missing: 16 years old
Caucasian, Male
Height:  6'1"
Weight:  210 lbs.
Hair Color: dark Blonde
Hair Style: short/ straight
Eye Color: Hazel
Last Known Clothing: Mickey Mouse Sweatshirt, Black cargo pants, 
Footwear: Black tennis shoes
Scars/Marks: on chin, scars on arms 
Transportation:  Missing on Foot 

If info, or seen, please call the
Orange  County Sheriff Dept.
at  (407) 836-4357
Case # 18-005663 

Circumstances: Michael got off the bus at 2:30 at his home on 2/28/2018. Last communication was at 4:40 with Aunt about dinner. It was found on table with only a few bites taken. Family arrived home at 9:00pm but Michael was not there. Last cell phone ping was 11:22 in the Technological Avenue, Orlando, Florida area. He may be depressed and this is not in his character. 


Missing Jada Underwood, 16, from Louisville KY, since January 22, 2018

Missing:  Jada Underwood
Missing Since: Jan. 22, 2018
Last Location:  Louisville, KY
Caucasian, Female
Age at time: 16 yrs old
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 135 lbs
Hair: Brown
Style: Long
Eyes: Brown
Glasses: Yes, brown plastic 

If info, or seen, 
please call 9-1-1 or 
the Jeffersontown 
Police at 
(502) 574-0503.

Circumstance:  Jada was last seen on Blankenbaker Parkway. Police say she 
does not have her phone or any other 
belongings with her, nor has she been on 
any of her social network sites.





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 location...call 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.

http://lostnmissing.org/missing/mcallister/



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


Circumstance:
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"
http://lostnmissing.org/missing/dlyle/

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.
http://lostnmissing.org/missing/embersgraham/

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.

http://lostnmissing.org/missing/cobo/

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:

https://www.change.org/p/new-hampshire-state-house-court-order-to-have-someone-committed-and-treated-involuntary-for-substance-abuse?tokenID=P40GHO7TYNG4UOWTTJU03GQI1FWJR4LSEZI1



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:  http://abc.go.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2016-03/11-031116-breaking-point-heroin-in-america

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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!

PLEASE 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: http://via.kfor.com/TAx9i


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. 

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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.

🔺INSERT YOUR PERSONAL SITUATION HERE: 🔻

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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.

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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 following...as 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🔻



Respectfully,



🔺 YOUR NAME 🔻

Family of 🔺 NAME OF MISSING🔻




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

3. Or by email to the following individuals:
 Nancy Rodriguez, NIJ Director: Nancy.Rodriguez@ojp.usdoj.gov
Karol Mason, Assistant Attorney General: Karol.V.Mason@ojp.usdoj.gov
Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General: SaYates@usdoj.gov https://www.justice.gov/contact-us
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. www.news9.com/story/33154106/texas-dna-lab-helps-solve-oklahoma-unidentified-missing-persons-cases


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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)

www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/missing-woman-found-chained-like-9190772

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. https://www.facebook.com/help.find.charlie.david.carver.and.kala.brown/

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.