Monthly Archives: October 2013

New Techniques Being Used In Search For Missing Autistic Teen From Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Search teams are leaving no stone left unturned as they hunt for a 14-year-old autistic boy from Queens who has been missing for two weeks.

More than 100 police academy recruits joined the search Friday for Avonte Oquendo, who was last spotted on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.

A $70,000 reward is being offered for information about his whereabouts. A Facebook page has also been set up where people can share information and coordinate volunteer search efforts.

Avonte is 5-foot-3 and weighs 125 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray striped shirt, black jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to

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Help Find Jason Ellis, Catherine Stout And Other Missing People

Jason Ellis, of Indianapolis, Ind., has been missing since Dec. 3, 2006. According to Project Jason, Ellis went missing from an apartment that he shared with two roommates. One of the roommates allegedly told police that Ellis, then 20, had left and taken his belongings with him. However, the young man’s last two paychecks were untouched and his car was still parked at the residence. In 2010, authorities told local media that they suspect Ellis is the victim of a homicide, but investigators did not elaborate on what brought them to that conclusion. At the time of his disappearance, Ellis was 160 pounds and 6 feet 1 inch tall. He had a tattoo of his mother’s name, Neatrice, on his chest, tattoos of Scooby and Scrappy Doo on his left arm and a tattoo of a maple leaf and his name, Jason, on his right arm. Anyone with

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Fascination with unsolved mysteries prompts detective to form cold case group

WILLIAMSPORT – Cold cases have intrigued Kenneth L. Mains since he was a young boy.

“Back then it was the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot,” said the Lycoming County detective and former Williamsport police officer.

“Then as I grew older my curiosity for what happened grew to DB Cooper, Jimmy Hoffa and Amelia Earhart. It continues today with cases such as Jon Benet Ramsey, Dr. Jeffery McDonald, JFK assassination, Dr. Samuel Sheppard, The Zodiac Killer, Black Dalia Case and other less prominent unsolved cases.”

It’s that curiosity that this spring prompted Mains to organize The American Investigative Society of Cold Cases, a non-profit professional organization  he said that will review cold cases involving homicides or disappearances in hopes of finding new leads to follow.

“I continue to educate myself every chance I get as it relates to cold case investigations, Mains said. “I love helping people and I love investigating and reconstructing cold cases.”


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