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Jackson Police talk about they respond to missing persons cases

Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

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88-year-old Sterling man found safe after missing persons alert issued

UPDATE: According to Sterling Police Chief Tyson Kerr, Wilton Swires was located just outside Sterling a little before 1 a.m. Wednesday. “He is safe and is being reunited with family.,” Kerr said.

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The Sterling Police Department has issued a missing person alert for 88-year-old Wilton Swires.

The Sterling man was last seen Tuesday morning around 11 a.m. leaving Key Bank in Sterling. According to the SPD, when Swires left home he planned to go have coffee with friends at McDonald’s two blocks from the bank, but he never arrived. Swires suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and needs medication, the SPD said.

“At this time there is no indication of criminal activity, but we are concerned for his safety,” a release from the SPD states.

Swires is described as a white man standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He is balding with gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a

Read more at: http://www.journal-advocate.com/sterling-local_news/ci_31454483/88-year-old-sterling-man-missing

Number of missing persons connected to scam targeting Chinese …

Police have found one of three missing Chinese students who may have fallen victim to a ransom scam targeting their families overseas.

On Saturday, police identified a third Chinese student studying in Toronto who they said may have disappeared as a result of the scam.

Police said that they believe a suspect or suspects contacted the students and told them to go into hiding and stay off their phones and social media, threatening that their families back in China would be in danger if they did not comply.

Police allege that the suspect or suspects then told family members of both students that they had been kidnapped and demanded a hefty ransom to secure their release.

Const. Craig Brister said they have no reason to believe any actual abductions have taken place..

Yue ‘Kandy’ Liu, 17, was last seen in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area on Friday at around 10:30 a.m. and police

Read more at: http://www.cp24.com/news/number-of-missing-persons-connected-to-scam-targeting-chinese-students-now-at-3-1.3673551

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System – WILX

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Glynn County highlights missing persons, ‘cold’ homicide cases

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – During a visit by the Community United Effort’s Center for Missing Persons to the Glynn County Police Department this week, local officials highlighted a case of a brother and sister missing for 28 years and four unsolved homicide cases.



Michael  Monica Bennett

Age progression photos of Michael and Monica Bennett show how they might look today.


June 21, 1989: Siblings Michael and Monica Bennett were reported missing and have never been located. Their father, Robert George Jr, said

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FBI makes new push on missing persons case from 1975

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Police are searching for these missing people. The oldest case dates to 1961. The newest was reported a couple weeks ago.
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ATLANTIC CITY – Two developmentally disabled New Jersey boys who went missing 42 years ago from a Burlington County state school have been added to the FBI’s Kidnapping/Missing Persons webpage.

The FBI is pushing for new information on the decades-old case of Steven Anderson, then 17, of Westville, and David Williams, then 12, of Newark, who were reported missing on April 7, 1975 from what was then

Read more at: http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/2017/10/25/fbi-missing-persons-steven-anderson-david-williams-new-lisbon/798314001/

Police pause to remember missing persons

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NC’s CUE Center begins annual tour to highlight missing persons cases

— Working to bring missing people home is the goal of North Carolina’s Community United Effort’s Center for Missing Persons.

Volunteers from the organization started their multi-state “On the Road to Remember” tour on Friday. This year’s tour will highlight about 90 missing persons cases, some of which have ties to the Triangle.

Kara Roberts has been filled with questions for the last 17 years. Her sister, Leah, went missing in 2000, when she was a student at North Carolina State University.

Leah’s car was found in Washington state nine days after she took an unannounced road trip, but she was never found.

“The law enforcement has been very active in her case out there, but unfortunately, we still don’t have answers,” Roberts said.

Leah is one hundreds of thousands of people who are reported missing each year, and the nonprofit is working to put a dent in the number.

They highlight different

Read more at: http://www.wral.com/nc-s-cue-center-begins-annual-tour-to-highlight-missing-persons-cases/17032530/

Guest column: Missing persons a ‘silent mass diaster’ – Navajo

Imagine that you woke up today and realized that one of your loved ones never came home. Your phone calls go unanswered as minutes turn into hours. You think to yourself, “This is not normal.” You try to retrace their habits and patterns but no answers come. Knowing deep down something is wrong, you call the police. A mixed response is likely. Most police agencies will take a report and enter your family member as missing, but often little else can be done. Why?

The fact is, adults have the right to go missing. They are able to walk away from their lives, jobs and families at will. Historically, without evidence of foul play, these cases were closed without further action. Yet, for the family of the loved one who never came home, the incident remained forever — an unending nightmare. Tragically, this is an experience many families in our society

Read more at: http://www.nhonews.com/news/2017/oct/17/guest-column-missing-persons-silent-mass-diaster/

Madison County Health Department hosts Missing Persons Day … – WBBJ

JACKSON, Tenn. — Those who may be looking for a lost family member or loved one were given some hope today at the Madison County Health Department.

The State Department of Health paired with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System to host Missing Persons Day.

The goal is to help families reconnect with their missing loved ones.

Loria Jenkins drove all the way from Lawrence County to provide DNA samples of her missing son, of more than a year, to enter into the database.

“I think it’s wonderful that they can help people. It makes us feel better that somebody is out hunting to find our children or whatever family member we have missing,” Jenkins said.

Organizers of Missing Persons Day say there are currently more than 1,000 missing persons cases in Tennessee.

Read more at: http://www.wbbjtv.com/2017/10/12/madison-county-health-department-hosts-missing-persons-day/