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A couple disappeared eight months ago and their absence isn’t voluntary, investigators say

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Audrey Moran was last seen May 10 when she left her sister’s Coachella home to pick up her boyfriend, Jonathan Reynoso. Her SUV was later found on Interstate 10 in Beaumont.
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A search began eight months ago for a missing Coachella Valley couple and investigators say it’s likely they did not voluntarily disappear.

There’s no definitive evidence pointing to whether Jonathan Reynoso and Audrey Moran are alive or dead and their absence is still being investigated as a missing person’s case, said Sgt. Walt Mendez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s central homicide unit. He added it’s too early to say if there

Read more at: https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2018/01/19/couple-disappeared-eight-months-ago-and-their-absence-isnt-voluntary-investigators-say/1043836001/

The New Way Millennial Parents Are Teaching Their Kids About ‘Stranger Danger’

For many parents in 2018, this kind of fear is still very real: 25 percent of parents worry that someone will hurt or attack their child, and 14 percent are afraid of kidnapping and abduction. However, the current reality is that kids are more likely to be harmed by people they know than by strangers. In 2016, just 1 percent of the missing child cases handled by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were classified as non-family abductions — by comparison, 6 percent of missing children were abducted by family members. Statistics also show that a staggering 90 percent of children who are sexually abused know their abuser. Approximately 30 percent are abused by a family member, and 60 percent by someone their family knows and trusts.

More from CafeMom: Mom Slams the Stranger Who Tried to

Read more at: http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/209883/millennial-parents-handling-stranger-danger?ct=piping_hot_5

Attorneys for two men claiming innocence present their cases to Va. Supreme Court

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Police log: Police warn people to lock their vehicle doors

MDJ Jody Eyer’s new office is located behind MMPW Volunteer Fire Station off Main Street, Mercersburg. A ribbon cutting, attended by Franklin County Commissioners was held Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion

Read more at: http://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/crime/2018/01/10/police-log-police-warn-people-lock-their-vehicle-doors/1021779001/

Suspect Convictions Episode 11: Fighting For Their Cousin

GLT is partnering with true crime podcast Suspect Convictions to explore the 1998 murder of 3-year-old Bloomington girl Christina McNeil.

Her father was convicted of the crime but has long maintained his innocence, claiming an ex-girlfriend was the real killer—the same woman later convicted in a separate murder. New episodes air Fridays on GLT’s Sound Ideas. You can also subscribe to the podcast.

On this week’s episode of Suspect Convictions, you’ll meet Barton McNeil’s two cousins who’ve worked for years to prove his innocence.

Grace Schlafer from Indiana and Chris Ross from California have interviewed witnesses, poured over documents, and questioned detectives. They were instrumental in getting the Illinois Innocence Project involved in McNeil’s fight for exoneration. The Illinois Innocence Project is expected to file motions soon in hopes of winning McNeil a new trial.

Read more at: http://wglt.org/post/suspect-convictions-episode-11-fighting-their-cousin

Families of missing persons keep searching — for their loved ones as well as for closure

When the snow melts each year in the spring, Alice Guy’s attention turns to news stories about bodies being uncovered by the thaw.

More than a decade ago, Guy’s brother, Walter Smith, went missing. Since then, the Flat Rock resident has made about a dozen trips to central Indiana sites where unidentified bodies have been discovered, each time hoping investigators will tell her they’ve finally found her brother’s remains.

“I’ve had to accept the fact that he isn’t alive, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be found,” Guy said.

Before he disappeared in 2006, the 42-year-old Smith was in the finishing stages of opening a restaurant in Edinburgh. Driving through the small town now is still bittersweet for Guy.

5 Kidnapped Teens Who Were Able To Escape Their Abductors

On average, there are 90,000 people who are missing at any given time in the United States, according to Todd Matthews from the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. Of these, about one-third are teens.

Teen abductions are usually high-profile cases that can garner national (and even international) attention, and sometimes with the help of law enforcement and media coverage, these teens can be reunited with their families. These are five teens who were abducted and later escaped.

Elizabeth Smart

The case of Elizabeth Smart took over the nation in 2002. The 14-year-old was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents and authorities tried desperately to track her down. Nine months later, she was rescued by authorities as a captive of Brian David Mitchell, a homeless street preacher, and his wife, Wanda Ileen Barzee. She says that she endured sexual assault, abuse and

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/5-kidnapped-teens-who-were-able-to-escape-their-abductors

Parents learn coroner accidentally buried their missing daughter six years ago

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police recently told the parents of a woman reported missing in 2009 that investigators actually found her body in 2010 and later buried her unidentified remains, blaming the mistake in part on investigative records that wrongly listed her ethnicity.

The parents of 28-year-old Crissita Cage-Toaster said they gave police a detailed description of their daughter — including of a large rose tattoo on her shoulder that included her parents’ nicknames — when they reported her missing in October 2009. Detroit police had discovered the woman’s abandoned car, with her purse, ID and cellphone inside, on a large island park east of downtown.

“From that day on, I’ve been searching for her,” said her mother, Rosita Cage-Toaster. “If they would have listened to me back in 2009, they could have then discovered my daughter.”

Local officials notified her parents this week of plans to exhume the body, which was buried

Read more at: http://www.kptv.com/story/36724086/parents-learn-coroner-accidentally-buried-their-missing-daughter-six-years-ago

Parents learn coroner accidentally buried their missing daughter six years ago

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police recently told the parents of a woman reported missing in 2009 that investigators actually found her body in 2010 and later buried her unidentified remains, blaming the mistake in part on investigative records that wrongly listed her ethnicity.

The parents of 28-year-old Crissita Cage-Toaster said they gave police a detailed description of their daughter — including of a large rose tattoo on her shoulder that included her parents’ nicknames — when they reported her missing in October 2009. Detroit police had discovered the woman’s abandoned car, with her purse, ID and cellphone inside, on a large island park east of downtown.

“From that day on, I’ve been searching for her,” said her mother, Rosita Cage-Toaster. “If they would have listened to me back in 2009, they could have then discovered my daughter.”

Local officials notified her parents this week of plans to exhume the body, which was buried

Read more at: http://www.kmov.com/story/36724086/parents-learn-coroner-accidentally-buried-their-missing-daughter-six-years-ago

Heartbreaking Story Of Parents Who Thought Their Daughter Was Missing Only To Find Out She Died Eight Years Ago

It’s now being reported that Toaster was actually dead for years before her family was notified.

After not being satisfied with the original investigation, Toaster’s parents, Rosita and Johnny, contacted a national missing persons organization to help in the search for their daughter. They reported Crissita missing with local police three days after she was last seen and blanketed Detroit with missing person flyers.

It was after the organization did some digging that they found out Detroit police realized a woman matching Crissita’s description had actually been found dead years ago. Late last month, the couple was told their daughter’s body had been found just five months after she disappeared.

Apparently, Crissita was found dead in the Detroit River and, after failing to identify her for a year, city police buried her in a grave marked simply “Jane Doe 10-3047.” An autopsy was never carried out and a

Read more at: https://www.bet.com/news/national/2017/10/30/heartbreaking-story-of-parents-who-thought-their-daughter-was-mi.html