A missing person is a person who has disappeared for usually unknown reasons. Missing persons' photographs may be posted on bulletin boards, milk cartons, postcards, and websites, along with a phone number to be contacted if a sighting has been made. People disappear for many reasons. Some individuals choose to disappear alone; most of these soon return. Reasons for non-identification may include: To escape child abuse, such as child physical abuse, emotional abuse, by a parent(s) / guardian(s) / sibling(s) (especially). Leaving home to live somewhere else under a new identity. Becoming the victim of kidnapping. Abduction (of a minor) by a non-custodial parent or other relative. Seizure by government officials without due process of law. Suicide in a remote location or under an assumed name (to spare their families the suicide at home, or to allow their deaths to be eventually declared in absentia). Victim of murder (body disguised, destroyed, or hidden). Mental illness or other ailments such as Alzheimer's Disease can cause someone to become lost, or they may not know how to identify themselves due to long term memory loss that causes them to forget where they live, the identity of family members or relatives or even their own names. Death by natural causes (disease) or accident far from home without identification. Disappearance in order to take advantage of better employment or living conditions elsewhere. Sold into slavery, serfdom, sexual servitude, or other unfree labour. To avoid discovery of a crime or apprehension by law-enforcement authorities. (See also failure to appear). Joining a cult or other religious organization. To escape domestic abuse. To avoid war or persecution during a genocide. To escape famine or natural disaster. By the end of 2005, there were 109,531 active missing person records according to the US Department of Justice. Children under the age of 18 account for 58,081 (53.03%) of the records and 11,868 (10.84%) were for young adults between the ages of 18 and 20. During 2005, 834,536 entries were made into the National Crime Information Center's missing person file, which was an increase of 0.51% from the 830,325 entered in 2004. Missing Person records that were cleared or canceled during the same period totaled 844,838. The reasons for these removals include: a law enforcement agency located the subject, the individual returned home, or the record had to be removed by the entering agency due to a determination that the record is invalid. A common misconception is that a person must be absent for at least 24 hours before being legally classed as missing, but this is rarely the case; in instances where there is evidence of violence or of an unusual absence, law enforcement agencies often stress the importance of beginning an investigation promptly. In most common law jurisdictions a missing person can be declared dead in absentia (or "legally dead") after seven years. This time frame may be reduced in certain cases, such as deaths in major battles or mass disasters such as the September 11, 2001 attacks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_children
I wanted to upload this to share the story with other all over the world ! No copyright intended ! all rights go to Channel 5 ! It a amazing story about 3 girls who survived a personal hell ! Documentary exploring the kidnapping - and recent release - of the three young women who were held captive in a cellar in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, for 11 years. Featuring interviews with neighbors, witnesses, mental-health professionals and criminologists, the programme examines the long-term psychological effects of the girls' traumatic ordeal, and speculates the motives of Ariel Castro, the man charged with snatching them.
In 1993, two young brothers supposedly committed suicide, and the case was quickly closed. Between a botched police investigation, an abusive father, and the armageddon- preaching J.W. church the boys attended, the evidence may say something different. Roberta Moore searches for the truth of what happened to her children.
Pease read the police statements made by the Gaspers (2 Doctors and friends of the McCanns), and click the online petition link if you are interested in hopefully getting some real justice for Madeleine, and attemting to have the McCanns tried for the involvement of their daughters disappearence or simply for the neglection of their three children. They took turns to check on the children every half-hour. and she reveals how they'd left them alone every evening as they ate dinner in the week until Madeleine was taken on a Thursday night. http://www.mirror.co.uk/sunday-mirror/2007/11/18/madeleine-alive-we-re-100-certain-98487-20123788/ The patio doors at the back of the apartment were left unlocked so Kate and Gerry could check on the children easily. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-474844/Madeleines-favourite-Cuddle-Cat-toy-placed-reach.html We call on the UK and Portuguese authorities to conduct an independent and transparent review of all information in relation to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, especially regarding any criminal acts commited by the McCanns. http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/ Help me start a new petition! "We spend a week on holidays, however, the McCANN family and the PAYNE family stayed for two weeks. I think that Tara and Stuart, and their two children, also stayed for just one week." "I was sitting between Dave (Payne) and Gerry whom I believe were both talking about Madeleine." "Dave was sucking on one of his fingers, pushing it in and out of his mouth, whilst with the other hand he circled his nipple, with a circulating movement over his clothes. This was done in a provocative manner there being an explicit insinuation in relation to what he was saying and doing." Witness statement of Katherina Zacharias Gaspar http://www.mccannpjfiles.co.uk/PJ/KATERINA-PAYNE-INCIDENT.htm The cadaver dog is alleged to have become excited when shown Madeleine's favourite soft pink toy, called Cuddle Cat. The cat had become poignant symbol of a mother's loss as Kate McCann carried it with her at all time from the night of Madeleine's disappearance. She washed it four days after the police tests, claiming it had become dirty. The toy was potentially crucial evidence and should have been seized by police very early in the investigation. Mrs McCann, a devout Roman Catholic, claims that police told her that a crumpled page in her Bible was evidence that she was involved in the death of her daughter. The page contained a passage from Samuel II, chapter 12, verses 15-19, which recalls how man's child is stricken with illness after he "scorns" the Lord. The man fasts for seven days, refusing to get up off the ground, to try to gain redemption — but eventually his child dies. Mrs McCann claims that detectives told her that damage to the page proved she had been reading it. Sean and Amelie were heavy sleepers who were not disturbed by their sister's abduction, claim their parents. However, they also slept through their mother's hysterical response to Madeleine's disappearance and the presence of dozens of people who joined the search before being carried out by a female police officer. Kate and Gerry McCann have strenuously denied sedating their daughter. Portuguese police are reported to find it suspicious that Mrs McCann immediately believed that more than one person had taken her daughter. This could suggest that she knew who had taken Madeleine, perhaps people who thought they were helping Mrs McCann by removing her daughter's body. Alternatively, it could be an off-the-cuff remark by an hysterical mother or perhaps was misheard or misunderstood in the confusion of the night. Portuguese police are reported to find it suspicious that Mrs McCann immediately believed that more than one person had taken her daughter. This could suggest that she knew who had taken Madeleine, perhaps people who thought they were helping Mrs McCann by removing her daughter's body. Alternatively, it could be an off-the-cuff remark by an hysterical mother or perhaps was misheard or misunderstood in the confusion of the night. Kate and Gerry McCann told police that the window shutter in Madeleine's bedroom, which could not been seen from the restaurant, had been forced open. Police tests showed the heavy metal shutter had not been forced up from the outside, so must have been pulled open from inside the room. Assuming that the abductor entered through the apartment's unlocked patio windows, why would he or she not leave by the same way or the use the front door? Or was the window opened to make it appear as if an intruder had used it to enter the bedroom?
An 18-year-old in Ohio finds out he was classified as a missing person from Alabama 13 years ago after he tried to apply for college. CNN's Jean Casarez reports.
This documentary was created by Steven Scouller a documentary filmmaker from Scotland. Please watch and share!
From the TLC documentary 'Wild Child :The Story Of Feral Children'. Susan M. Wiley(B. Apr. 18. 1957) 6722 N. Golden West Ave. Arcadia,CA 91007 She was not a wild child, she was an extremely abused child. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtgnjRY_Z7w http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4804490&page=1#.UYgsK0odfCp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmdycJQi4QA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3oy6vK7gsg http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/7847/Born-Genius--My-Brilliant-Brain
On the evening of June 12 three little girls went to tent eight in the Kiowa section of Camp Scott. They were Lori Lee Farmer, 8, Michelle Guse, 9, and Doris Denise Milner, 10. Their tent was located at the outermost edge of the wooded camp and was somewhat isolated from the other tents. Barbara Day, who was the camp director at the time, knew of the camp receiving threatening notes that claimed some girls would be murdered at the camp but she believed it to be a prank; perhaps because it also mentioned something about Martians. Early the next morning a counselor from the Kiowa Unit was on her way to shower when she made the discovery that would send a shock wave of horror throughout Oklahoma and the nation. Under a tree next to the trail she found the bodies of Milner, Guse and Farmer. www.girlscoutmurders.com
Carlina White Abducted as Infant in 1987 Meets Family Missing New York baby found 23 years later Woman Abducted as Infant in 1987 Meets Family It was an abduction that made headlines and stunned the authorities: A 3-week-old infant, taken to a Manhattan hospital in August 1987 for treatment of a fever, was snatched by a woman dressed in nurse's clothes and never heard from again. Two decades later, with investigators stumped and the case cold, the parents of the abducted girl refused to give up hope, believing that someday their daughter might return. Their prayers were answered. Carlina White, now 23 and living in Georgia, was reunited with her biological parents, Joy White and Carl Tyson, bringing an end to one of the most baffling missing persons cases in the New York Police Department's files. The reunion brought elation to a mother and father racked by pain and anger for over two decades, and a new family for a woman who had long held suspicions about her past. The improbable case began on Aug. 4, 1987, when Carlina, 19 days old, was taken to Harlem Hospital with a fever. About two hours after being admitted, Carlina disappeared from a pediatrics ward, and detectives quickly narrowed in on a mysterious woman who had consoled Carlina's worried mother and had been seen lingering around the hospital in a nurse's uniform. A suspect was later questioned but could not be connected to the abduction. Carlina was taken to Connecticut and then Georgia, the police said, raised under a different name by a woman who treated her poorly. Carlina's suspicions started to grow around her 16th birthday, partly "because the family and her don't resemble each other," Sheena White said. Mr. Browne said, "She has held the view, for a long time, that she did not belong to the family she was living with." As her suspicions grew, Carlina White started to investigate, at one point visiting the Web site of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It was on that site, Mr. Browne said, where she found a photo of an infant and believed it was a photo of herself. She then called her biological mother, Joy White, who in turn called the police, not knowing if the young woman really was her daughter. Detective Brown said Ms. White's story "sounded very unusual and very dramatic," and so he decided not to simply refer her to the department's missing persons' investigators. Rather, he called them himself to relay the details. Those investigators eventually took DNA samples from Joy White and Carl Tyson, who separated years ago and went on to raise separate families, and checked their DNA against Carlina's. "The daughter's natural instincts were confirmed with DNA swabs," Mr. Browne said. The detectives from the original case, he added, "are elated." "It has always bothered them that this kid was never found," he said. Mr. Browne said the case was still an active criminal investigation and would not discuss or name any suspects. "Obviously the missing-person aspect of it is closed, but the abduction part of it is not," he said. "We have our suspicions of who may be responsible, but not enough probable cause to permit an arrest." Detectives got the official word of the DNA match on Tuesday night. But even before then, Carlina White and her biological family felt so strongly about their connection that they did not wait for the test results: They reunited on Friday night in the Bronx. She could not be immediately reached for comment. On her Twitter account, she noted that she planned to move to New York City and was looking forward "to Sunday dinner." Her mother, who always contended that her daughter was alive and even used Carlina White's name as her e-mail address, was overwhelmed. "I know that she never gave up," Sheena White said. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE3DC163AF936A3575BC0A961948260