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Email hack targets Texas EquuSearch members, files

HOUSTON – An organization that has spent nearly two decades searching for missing people across the Houston area and other parts of the world now is looking for the culprits who hacked its email system.

The intrusion into EquuSearch’s server is more than just an inconvenience.

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Texas EquuSearch activates ground search for missing Bay City man

BAY CITY, Texas – Texas EquuSearch will begin a search for missing Bay City man on Sunday, officials said.

Michael Frick, 66, was last seen in Bay City. Officials said he has gray, wavy hair and that it is much longer than what’s in his picture, investigators said. He also sports a full beard.

Read more at: https://www.click2houston.com/news/texas-equusearch-activates-ground-search-for-missing-bay-city-man

Amber Alert: Authorities search for missing Texas toddler

UPDATE: The Amber Alert has been discontinued, Texas DPS reports that 2-year-old Amia Blanton has been found. 

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old Texas girl.

Amia Blanton was last seen wearing a pink and green Nike jacket, green sweatpants and brown boots with fur lining. She has a scar on her right eyebrow. She was last seen in Mesquite, Texas.

Law enforcement officials are also looking for Levita Grant in connection with the child’s disappearance. According to National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Grant has hair in braids and was last seen wearing a gray jacket and black pants.

Grant is believed to be in a white 2016 Nissan Versa with a Texas license plate of GWK2818.

If you have any information as to the child or suspect’s whereabouts, call 911 or Mesquite police at 972-216-6759.

Read more at: http://www.kristv.com/story/37467195/amber-alert-authorities-search-for-missing-texas-toddler

Warrants: Texas father sold teen for sex, planned to do it again – WXIA

Arrest warrants have revealed new details in the case of four North Texas family members allegedly involved in the selling of a 14-year-old girl to an Illinois family for sex.

Authorities claim the teen was sold and sent out of state but then picked up when her father, 31-year-old Steven Marks of Denton, didn’t receive the full negotiated price for the young girl. The father then allegedly began to make plans to sell his daughter again, this time to a family in Florida.

The investigation began when the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services reported the teen missing to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on Sept. 26.

RELATED: Four family members arrested in teen sold for sex case

According to arrest warrants, authorities learned Steven Marks sold his daughter in mid-October to a family in Elgin, Illinois “so that the child would engage in sex acts and be

Read more at: http://www.11alive.com/article/news/crime/warrants-texas-father-sold-teen-for-sex-planned-to-do-it-again/85-513756051

Caught on tape? Judge to decide if junk science put Texas man …

More than halfway through the eight-hour hearing, Fredericks took the stand. None of Knox’s methods — from his decision to use a still image of the robber leaving the store, to his choice to measure a diagonal line extending from the bottom of the robber’s foot to his head — are backed by current experts, Fredericks said. 

He insisted that years of experience on dozens of similar cases have led him to conclude that Knox’s findings are “absurd.” Fredericks instead used 3-D laser scanning technology — far more costly and less common in 2009 — and came to a different measurement for the robber’s height: 5-7. At his tallest, the assailant was 5-9.4, he concluded.

“The robber could be no taller than that under any circumstances,” Fredericks said. 

‘It’s an iffy world’

After squeezing in a few last-minute questions, Bell County District Attorney Sean Proctor rested his case. District Court Judge John Gauntt, who took up Powell’s innocence claim, can

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2018/01/30/texas-man-says-junk-science-sent-prison-fights-releasethis-one-waiting

Texas EquuSearch: Missing 17-year-old Wilson Stratton found safe

HOUSTON —   Wilson Stratton, the 17-year-old who went missing Sunday afternoon, has been found safe, Texas EquuSearch confirms.

The teen was found in the 700 block of North Shepherd Monday afternoon. He’s being checked out at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Stratton had been missing for 10 days with no money, no cell phone, no additional clothing.  His disappearance brought an entire community together on foot to search for him using flyers and social media.

Dad Stan Stratton told NewsFix his son has been struggling emotionally over the death of his mother.  The older Stratton worried his son’s trusting nature may have been both a blessing and a curse in this situation. He feared the teen would accept help from folks that did not have his best interest at heart.

Stratton also told NewsFix he felt especially blessed to have so much support here and elsewhere in the country.

Stratton was last seen on Jan. 19 while leaving a

Read more at: http://cw39.com/2018/01/28/the-search-is-on-for-missing-17-year-old-wilson-stratton/