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Oak Park girl taken by mom during court-supervised visit found safe in Michigan hotel

A 6-year-old Oak Park girl who police say was taken by her mother from an Oak Park restaurant Saturday during a court-supervised visit has been found safe in a Farmington Hills, Mich., hotel, Oak Park village spokesman David Powers said in an email Tuesday evening.

Wendy E. Jarvis, 41, of the 1100 block of South Boulevard in Oak Park, is being held in the Oakland County Jail pending extradition back to Illinois, Powers said. Police say the girl’s father was headed to Michigan to pick up his daughter Tuesday evening.

On Monday, Cook County domestic relations Judge Regina Scannicchio issued an arrest warrant for Jarvis.

Authorities said Jarvis took her daughter out the back door of the Wild Onion Tied House, 1111 South Blvd. in Oak Park, at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday during a supervised visit. The court-appointed supervisor told police that Jarvis said she was taking her daughter to the restroom but

Read more at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-park-missing-girl-investigation-tl-1219-20171219-story.html

Michigan cold cases: 16 kids we’re still searching for

MICHIGAN – The recent discovery of bones and teeth from three children in Montana raised suspicions that they could be the remains of three brothers who disappeared from southern Michigan in 2010. 

Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton of Morenci were in their father John Skelton’s care when they were reported missing over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2010. They were 9, 7 and 5 at the time. A crew that was cleaning a property in Missoula, Mont. in September reportedly discovered bones and teeth in a box. The remains were examined and found to belong to three

Read more at: http://www.wzzm13.com/news/local/michigan/michigan-cold-cases-16-kids-were-still-searching-for/499754380

Children’s remains found in Missoula may have Michigan connection


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Outlying communities, transportation, history and general assignment reporter at the Missoulian

Michigan State Police investigate human remains in case of missing Skelton brothers

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Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
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Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Michigan State Police are investigating new clues from Montana after a box of human remains was discovered in a shed in Missoula.

According to police in Missoula, Montana, human bones and teeth were found in a box in a shed in September. Forensic testing revealed they likely belonged to children between the ages of 2 and 4, 5 and 8, and 6 and 10. 

The remains were compared against the national database and authorities told FOX 2 the Skelton brothers case is one of the more likely scenarios. Missoula police then reached out to Michigan police. 

Missoula police are in contact with Michigan State Police because the descriptions match those of the missing boys, but have nothing

Read more at: http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/michigan-state-police-investigate-human-remains-in-case-of-missing-skelton-brothers

Michigan trucker pleads guilty to coaxing 8-year-old to send him nude photos

BAY CITY, MI — An Albion trucker who goes by the online monikers “NASCARguy” and “lonleytrucker69” is going to be in a federal prison for two decades for coaxing a little girl into sending him nude images of herself.

Garret L. Hawkey, 60, on Monday, Dec. 4, appeared before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Patricia T. Morris and pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of children. In exchange, prosecutors are dismissing counts of receipt of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and transport of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Hawkey’s sentencing guidelines run from 15 to 17.5 years. However, Hawkey has acknowledged his agreed upon sentence will exceed that range and that he’ll serve 20 years in prison.

In pleading, Hawkey admitted that on Oct. 2, 2016, he used the instant messaging app KIK Messenger to communicate with an 8-year-old Port Austin girl. He persuaded her to send

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/12/albion_trucker_pleads_guilty_t.html

I-Team report: Missing in Mid-Michigan

FLINT, MI (WNEM) –

Several women in Mid-Michigan disappeared without a trace. Months and even years later, their families hope someone will come forward with the key to cracking their case.

“She loved our church band and she just loved the music,” said Melinda Palmer, friend of Teresa Towne-Woolard.

It was at the Bridge Church in Flint where Palmer and Woolard leaned on each other to get through one of their hardest journeys.

“We shared a lot of stories, a lot of healing,” Palmer said. “We shared a lot of support and a lot of healing in our journey through recovery together.”

Both battled the vicious cycle of addiction, but they found solace at the church.

“She never would have left her girls or her church or the pastors here who she became very close with or her friends. She

Read more at: http://www.wnem.com/story/36843121/i-team-report-missing-in-mid-michigan

I-Team Report: Missing in Mid-Michigan

FLINT, MI (WNEM) –

Several women in Mid-Michigan disappeared without a trace. Months and even years later, their families hope someone will come forward with the key to cracking their case.

“She loved our church band and she just loved the music,” said Melinda Palmer, friend of Teresa Towne-Woolard.

It was at the Bridge Church in Flint where Palmer and Woolard leaned on each other to get through one of their hardest journeys.

“We shared a lot of stories, a lot of healing,” Palmer said. “We shared a lot of support and a lot of healing in our journey through recovery together.”

Both battled the vicious cycle of addiction, but they found solace at the church.

Slideshow: Women missing in Mid-Michigan

“She never would have left her girls or her church or the pastors here who she became very close

Read more at: http://www.wnem.com/story/36843121/i-team-report-missing-in-mid-michigan

Michigan finally does right by wrongfully convicted | Sen. Steve Bieda

When the wrongfully convicted, those convicted but later found innocent of a crime, appeared before the Michigan Court of Claims in downtown Detroit on August 16th, it was a historic day for our state. They were the first of Michigan’s eligible exonerees to appeal for financial assistance under a new state law.  Senate Bill 291, creating the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Fund, passed the State House and Senate just before last Christmas. It was signed into law on December 21, 2016. It took more than a dozen years, and plenty of hard work and perseverance, to transform this goal into a reality. 

The law guarantees that individuals who are wrongly convicted, and ultimately exonerated, can petition for, and receive, state

Read more at: http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/08/30/michigan-finally-does-right-wrongfully-convicted-sen-steve-bieda/605124001/

Body found on Lake Michigan shoreline identified as Waukegan man – Chicago Sun

Authorities have identified a Waukegan man as the person found dead in December along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

The body was found about 3 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2016 on the rocks of Lake Michigan near the 1100 block of Sheridan Road in the village of Somers, according to the Kenosha County sheriff’s office.

He has since been identified as 38-year-old Jonce Robinson Jr., of Waukegan, the sheriff’s office announced Monday. His manner and cause of death are undetermined.

Robinson’s remains had been sent to the University of North Texas Center of Human Identification, where an anthropologic examination and DNA confirmed his identification, police said. The response from Robinson’s family members also assisted in his positive identification.

“This brought closure not only to Jonce’s family, but to the long hours put in by the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department detectives and the Kenosha County medical examiner’s office,” the sheriff’s office said

Read more at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/body-found-on-lake-michigan-shoreline-identified-as-waukegan-man/