Posts Tagged ‘california’

HELP FIND MISSING CA WOMAN, LACEY BROOKS

Friday, January 11th, 2013
Lacey Brooks (Facebook photo)

Lacey Brooks (Facebook photo)

Lacey Brooks is a case brought to me by Pauley Perrette, friend and star on hit CBS show, NCIS.  Pauley’s friend is friends with Lacey and Pauley wants to do anything she can to help.  The 35-year-old has been missing since November 2012 and there’s been little to no buzz about her on the web or on the air.  Tonight, that will change.  Pauley is teaming up with the local CBS station in Los Angeles to do a story on Lacey and there will be more to come in the days ahead.

Linda Kricfalusi is Lacey’s mom, she told me Friday Lacey went missing on November 29, 2012.  It was just after 10:30 a.m. when Lacey’s father realized she was missing.  Lacey was last seen inside his home in Downey, CA around 6 a.m.   She left without her keys, phone and dog.  It’s possible, Lacey may have her wallet with her.

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ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF’S: California English Professor Missing

Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Amy Ahearn (police released photo)

Amy Ahearn (police released photo)

Investigators say Amy Ahearn, 40, an English professor in California went missing in August.  Orange County sheriff’s detectives say Amy did not show up to teach her semester on Aug. 22 at Saddleback College.  She is recently divorced and has no family in California.

In a recent LA Times article, her family says Ahearn may suffer from Huntington’s disease, a degenerative brain condition.  Investigators say Amy was last seen alive in September, she rented a sports utility vehicle and used her debit card.  That vehicle was found on Sept. 24. 

It is possible Amy could be using a different last name, Amy Juntilla.  She is described as a white female, 5 feet 6 inches tall, brown hair and brown eyes.  She weighs about 140 pounds and it is possible she may have lost weight.  If you have any information please call Orange County sheriff’s investigators at (714) 647-7055 or (714) 628-7170.

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CALIFORNIA VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM: “Helping Victims Everyday”

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

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MEMORIAL WEEKEND MYSTERY: Nursing Student, Michelle Hoang Thi Le Missing

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Michelle Hoang Thi Le (missing)

Michelle Hoang Thi Le (missing)

michelleMichelle Hoang Thi Le’s family and friends began the Memorial Day weekend searching for their loved one.  Investigators say Michelle was last seen at Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center on Friday, May 27 during her break.  She left during rounds to step outside, and never made it back.  Authorities say her car was found locked a few blocks away from where she went missing and her cell phone and keys are gone. 

Co-workers say Michelle’s plan was to drive out to Reno around 7 p.m. for the holiday weekend and visit with friends.  She’s a very driven student, about half-way through a rigorous 12-month accelerated nursing program through the University of Oakland.  Michelle’s family announced a $20,000 reward Monday for her safe return.    

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Hayward Police Department: (510) 293-7000

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FBI JOINS HUNT TO FIND RIVERSIDE KIDNAPPING SUSPECT

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

riversideThe FBI is joining the hunt to find a suspect who authorities say abducted a child out of her bed over the weekend as she was sleeping .  The 9-year-old victim was home with her older brother and younger sister as their mom — a single parent — was at work.  Upon review of security video, investigators believe she was kidnapped between 11 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.  A blue or black pick up was seen in the area at the time of the abduction.  The victim was dumped a few miles away.

The nature of the victims injuries have not been disclosed, and she is still in the hospital.

If you have any information, please contact: (951) 353-7124      

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TATTOOED CONFESSION LEADS TO MURDER CONVICTION

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
Anthony Garcia (mugshot)

Anthony Garcia (mugshot)

A tattoo displaying a detailed murder scene led one L.A. County Sheriff detective to the jail cell of the suspect.  It is common practice for Investigator Kevin Lloyd to review photos of tattooed gang members and when Anthony Garcia’s chest came across his desk, the scene caught the veteran detectives eye.  

Investigator Lloyd made the discovery in 2008 after Garcia’s photo was snapped for a minor traffic violation.  Lloyd is familiar with the scene on his skin because it was one of his patrol areas and the cold case was always lingering on his mind.  John Jaurez, 23, was gunned down in 2004 and the entire crime scene is mapped out on Garcia’s chest – even down to the Christmas lights hanging outside.  

With all the stars aligning and stellar detective work, justice is brought to the table for another innocent victim.

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Amber Alert Active: Juliani Cardenas Abduction From California

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Juliani Cardenas (MISSING)

Juliani Cardenas (MISSING)

Police say Juliani Cardenas, 4, was abducted from his grandmothers arms on Tuesday.  The Amber Alert to find him is still active.  Juliani’s grandmother, Amparo Cardenas, told police Jose Esteban Rodriguez abducted her grandson and took off.  Rodriguez is the child’s ex-boyfriend.

The official Amber Alert indicates Juliani was taken from Patterson, California and the suspect was last seen traveling in a silver Toyota Corolla with CA license plate: 6HBW445. 

The vehicle is known to have oversized aluminum wheels.  One of the left wheels is a spare wheel and is smaller than the others. 

 

Five Facts About The Brittany Mae Smith Abduction Case

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Brittany Mae Smith (left) personal photo - Jeffrey Easley (right) booking photo

Brittany Mae Smith (left) personal photo - Jeffrey Easley (right) booking photo

1)  Brittany Mae Smith vanished a little over a week ago from Roanoke, Virginia.  Investigators said the 12-year-old was taken by 32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Easley.  Easley met Brittany’s mother on the Internet.

2)  Brittany’s mom, Tina Smith, was found dead inside her home on December 6 when she didn’t show up for work.  Last week the Medical Examiner released the autopsy and ruled the case an official homicide.  An Amber Alert was issued for Brittany.

3)  Jeffrey Easley was charged with abduction and credit card fraud, and a nationwide manhunt ensued.  

4)  On Friday, December 10, a Good Samaritan recognized Brittany and Easley in San Francisco, California.  The pair was panhandling in front of the store.  The tipster said she remembered Brittany from HLN’s Nancy Grace show.  Authorities say the tipster ran into the Safeway and asked the clerk to call police.   

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WHO KILLED NORMA LOPEZ?

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Norma Lopez MISSING (photo of the shirt she was wearing the day she vanished)
Norma Lopez MISSING (photo of the shirt she was wearing the day she vanished)

Time is ticking on and one month has passed since teenager Norma Lopez was abducted and killed in Moreno Valley, California.  Since then, regular classes have resumed at Valley View High and the hunt to find her killer is still active.  Police told me Norma left her summer school classes at Valley View and was supposed to meet her sister, but she never made it to the location.  Investigators believe she may have taken a short cut from Dracaea Avenue leading out to an area on Cottonwood Avenue, but somewhere in between authorities believe she was kidnapped.  In fact, some of her personal belongings were found in a field, and there were signs of a struggle.  Investigators believe she was taken against her will and may have been thrown into a newer model green SUV. That vehicle was seen fleeing from the area at a high rate of speed.  Deputy Nieburger told me that that vehicle may not necessarily be connected to the murder, but the driver may have seen something. The area where Norma’s body was found is about three miles away from where she went missing, and her remains were in an open field on top of the ground.

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MISSING IN MALIBU: MITRICE RICHARDSON’S BODY FOUND

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
Mitrice Richardson MISSING
Mitrice Richardson MISSING

UPDATEThe remains found in Malibu Canyon Monday have been positively identified as Mitrice Richardson.  The official cause of death has not been released… Stay tuned for more on this case.

Mitrice Richardson was only 24-years-old when she disappeared in Malibu, California on September 17, 2009. This beautiful woman is a California State Fullerton graduate, and was set to begin a doctoral program. She was arrested around 10 p.m. the night before she went missing for not paying an $89.00 tab at Geoffrey’s restaurant. Investigators in Malibu released the young woman around 1 a.m. without any identification, money, cell phone or a vehicle to drive. According to the websitedesigned to find Matrice, she does suffer from mental and health issues. There were at least two possible sightings the next morning, but they didn’t pan out. Early on, nearly 300 volunteers turned out to search Malibu canyon for Mitrice, where they covered nearly 18-square-miles. This was the fourth search conducted for her.

Recently, Mitrice may have been spotted in Las Vegas. This is a lead investigators are looking into, but so far this beautiful woman has not been found.

If you have any information about Mitrice, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Detective Steven Eguchi: (213) 485-2531

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