Posted July 29th, 2014 at 4:48AM by Michelle Sigona
Melanie Melanson (Photo: Middlesex District Attorney)
It was October 27, 1989 when Melanie Melanson, a 14-year-old freshman disappeared after a night out with friends in the woods. The Middlesex District Attorney’s office says Melanie was specifically with a group of five friends, before she vanished.
It’s been more than 24 years since anyone has seen or heard from Melanie, and her family and the DA’s office isn’t giving up on her. In fact, Melanie’s family is still teaming up with companies and releasing billboards with her picture and information on them.
Just this week, three billboards are in place north of Boston just in time for Melanie’s birthday. On November 1, Melanie would have turned 39.
Posted July 14th, 2014 at 4:46AM by Michelle Sigona
This is actual police helicopter video of an alleged suspect who pointed a laser device at an Orange County Sheriff’s helicopter in Florida. According to a press release, the chopper was in the air around 3 a.m. when a suspect allegedly used the laser. The 10 minute video shows a chase before an arrest was made.
Just a note, it is against the law to point a laser at any aircraft.
Posted July 8th, 2014 at 4:54AM by Michelle Sigona
The NYPD announced late Monday they’ve identified a young mother who allegedly abandoned her child at a subway station. The 20-year-old has been detained reports CNN.
Police said the child, estimated to be about seven-months-old, was left at the Columbus Circle train station. Apparently the child’s mother, opened the subway door at 59th street, pushed her her stroller on the platform, before getting back on the train.
Video was released of the mother at the station. She was last seen going northbound on the No. 1 train and had recently moved to the New York area, reports indicated.
If you have any information about this child or her parents, please contact the NYPD directly: 800.577.TIPS
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According to NCMEC, their elite team is assisting on a special case in Columbus, Ga. where the body of a female was found below Interstate 185. Investigators believe the victim was between the ages of 14 – 21 and had been dead at least 24 – 48 hours before she was found.
Posted June 23rd, 2014 at 7:58PM by Michelle Sigona
Baby Genesis Haley (Photo: Houston Police)
It’s a miracle in Houston, TX. An 8-month-old was taken by a suspect when her mother’s car was stolen early Monday morning.
Houston Police believe the suspect dumped the baby in a field, leaving her overnight by herself, and then ditched the vehicle in another location quite a distance away.
The baby who has been identified as Genesis Haley was left in a running car asleep as her mom ran into a convenience store for only a matter of moments to grab a soda.
At a police press conference Monday, investigators said the mother locked three of the four doors and kept the driver’s side door unlocked. She didn’t venture far into the store, and her vehicle was within seeing eye distance.
When the mother came out of the store, that’s when she spotted serious trouble. Police said Genesis’ mom saw an African American suspect jump into her Saturn and he took off. He was in such a hurry to flee that the driver’s side door was still left open.
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