Archive for the Missing Category

Found Dead: Erika Yancey

Posted in Missing, Project New Era, Unsolved Murder on November 19, 2008 by projectnewera

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*Editor’s Note: I found out about this story while working out at the gym. Apparently, Erika Yancey went missing and the manager at her apartment community found a trail of blood. He/She notified the police. Upon further investigation, the police noticed that, b/c of the way the blood was dispursed in the area, it was a struggle. Shortly after, her car was found with a body inside. There is currently an autopsy being performed to confirm that it is indeed the body of Erika Yancey. Sadly, the article posted below is the only one that I was able to find regarding this case.

Original Article Found at WJLA

HERNDON, Va. – The discovery of a blood trail at a Herndon apartment complex has led Fairfax County (web|news) police to launch a search for a woman believed to be missing.

Erika Yancey, 22, was last seen about 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the area of Dulles International Airport (web|news), where she dropped her roommate off.

Her car is also missing. It’s a gray 2007 Hyundai Elantra, displaying Virginia tags KGZ4951.

Investigators launched their search after the property manager at the Camden Dulles Station apartments in the 2300 block of Dulles Station Boulevard called to report a possible blood trail leading from the parking lot to a dumpster.

Investigators say the discovery led detectives to determine that Yancey was missing.

“To detectives, it’s rather obvious there was some kind of struggle that took place between her car and the dumpster,” Fairfax County police Ofc. Don Gotthardt said. “That, combined with the fact that she’s now missing, as well as her car, is very troubling.”

The news has been unsettling to her neighbors.

“It’s petrifying and scary, very scary,” said Michelle Ross.

“It could me, it could be her, it could be any of us,” said Tootie Renfro.

Police described Yancey as a black female, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 125 pounds. She has short, dark hair, possibly with blonde highlights, police said. She might be wearing a navy blue and gray, American Eagle sweatshirt and gray JB sweatpants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, online at http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187″ plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Missing: Tecora Young

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on November 13, 2008 by projectnewera

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Cherokee County Deputies are searching for a missing 77-year-old woman last seen at a relative’s birthday party on Oct. 18, according to a release from the sheriff’s office issued on Thursday. A family is frantic with worry after their 77 year old cousin leaves a birthday party and never made it home.

Investigators say Tecora Young’s family last saw her on October 18th at a relatives home on Estelle Road in Gaffney. Young was in town visiting from Asheville for her Aunt’s birthday.
Young’s family says the 77 year old is in good health and would not just up and disappear. The family says they have driven through town looking for her, but so far her disappearance is still a mystery.

It’s under God’s control but I wish if someone or anyone has seen her I truly wish they call,” Annie Huey said. Huey is worried something happened to her cousin.

Tecora Young is described as a black woman, 5’10” and 200lbs. She is possibly driving a dark green 2002 Buick Century with North Carolina tags, no. TWD 6400.

Anyone with information about Young and her whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 864-489-4722 or CrimeStoppers at 864-489-CRIME.

Missing: Xavier Jackson

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on October 26, 2008 by projectnewera

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Case Type: Non Family Abduction
DOB: Nov 8, 2004
Missing Date: Oct 25, 2008
Age Now: 3
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 3’0″ (91 cm)
Weight: 35 lbs (16 kg)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Missing City: PALM BEACH SHORES
Missing State : FL
Missing Country: United States
Case Number: NCMC1108715
Circumstances: Xavier was last seen in the company of David Mills. Xavier has a scar on his left cheek. He was last seen wearing a white tank-top, blue shorts and black Nike sandals. David was last seen wearing a white collared shirt and shorts. Xavier may be in need of medical attention.

If you have any knowledge of little Xavier’s whereabouts, please contact the Palm Beach Police at (561)838-5454

Missing: Molicia J. Tumaline

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on October 14, 2008 by projectnewera

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Case Type: Endangered Missing
Missing Date: Oct 6, 2008
DOB: Oct 25, 1997
Sex: Female
Age Now: 10
Race: Black
Height: 5’2″ (157 cm)
Weight: 140 lbs (64 kg)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Missing City: BONSACK
Missing State: VA
Missing Country: United States
Case Number: NCMC1107382
Circumstances: Molicia was last seen on October 6, 2008. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green short sleeve shirt, and black sneakers.

Missing: Tereska Marie Wright

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on September 28, 2008 by projectnewera

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Case Type: Non Family Abduction
DOB: Nov 17, 1990
Sex: Female
Missing Date: Sep 24, 2008
Race: Black
Age Now: 17
Height: 5’0″ (152 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Missing City: NEW ORLEANS
Missing State: LA
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Missing Country: United States
Case Number: NCMC1106482

Circumstances: Tereska was last seen outside of her home on the afternoon of September 24, 2008. She was last seen wearing a white shirt with blue and red stripes, blue jeans, and white shoes.

If you have any information regarding Tereska’s disappearance, please contact the New Orleans Police Department at 504-658-5800

Missing: Rashad Adkins

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on June 23, 2008 by projectnewera

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Case Type: Missing
Missing Date: May 9, 2008
DOB: Oct 2, 1994
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age Now: 13
Height: 4’11″ (150 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Missing City: ALEXANDRIA
Missing State: VA
Missing Country: United States
Case Number: USVAVA08-112

Circumstances: Rashad was last seen on May 9, 2008. He may still be in the local area.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Rashad Adkins, please contact the Alexandria, VA police department at (703) 838-4444

Missing: Dianna

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on June 19, 2008 by projectnewera

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Circumstances: Dianna was last seen this afternoon in the vicinity of 730 West Maple Street, near the Mid Michigan Academy, in Lansing.

Lansing police believe the child was abducted by a 40 year old man who’s 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and a black “doo rag” under a black ball cap. It is not known at this time if the male is known to Dianna. Police say Dianna is believed to be in extreme danger.

If you have any information call 911 immediately, or the Lansing Police Department at 571-483-4600.

Dianna is a 10-year-old Black female with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5′1″ tall and weighs 90 lbs. The last time Dianna was seen she was wearing a pink jacket, blue jean skirt, and black stretch pants. She was last seen at 3:35p (as of 6/18/08).

Missing: Ariana Leilani King-Pheiffer

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on June 17, 2008 by projectnewera

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Case Type: Family Abduction
DOB: May 7, 2003
Missing Date: Jun 5, 2008
Race: Black
Sex: Female
Age Now: 5
Height: 3’10″ (117 cm)
Weight: 47 lbs (21 kg)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Missing City: POTOMAC
Missing State: MD
Case Number: USMDr08032802

Circumstances: Subject was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Ariel Rosita King, from the Potomac area of Montgomery County, Maryland. They may be traveling in a teal colored Nissan Quest minivan with Maryland tag 536-53CC. Subject may have left the state of Maryland, and may be attempting to leave the United States.

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ARIEL ROSITA KING
Case Type: Family Abduction
DOB: Jun 25, 1962
Missing Date: Jun 5, 2008
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age Now: 45
Height: 5’4″ (163 cm)
Weight: 105 lbs (48 kg)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Missing City: POTOMAC
Missing State: MD

Missing: Tenai Whitfield

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on June 17, 2008 by projectnewera

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DOB: Mar 16, 1989
Missing: Oct 28, 2005
Height: 5’4″ (163 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Race: Black
Age Now: 19
Sex: Female
Missing From: Chase City, Virginia (US)

Ms. Whitfield was last seen at her aunts residence before going to a friends house around 10:00pm. She was supposed to have returned home on Sunday morning but hasn’t been heard from since.

Missing: Randy & Denim Sylvester

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on June 17, 2008 by projectnewera

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PASADENA, Texas — A mother issued a plea for someone to return her missing 3-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son who disappeared from a Pasadena apartment complex, KPRC Local 2 reported Monday.

Pasadena police said 3-year-old Denim Sylvester and 7-year-old Randy Sylvester Jr. were last seen at a complex at 4025 Burke Rd. at about 2 p.m. Sunday. Their family reported them missing at about 9:15 p.m.

Investigators said both children are black.

Denim is 2 feet 5 inches tall, 35 pounds and was last seen wearing a pink V-neck T-shirt with brown trim, pink shorts and pink flip-flops. Her hair was braided with a pink ponytail.

Randy is 4 feet 1 inch tall, 55 pounds and was last seen wearing a blue and orange Florida Gators shirt, blue denim shorts and blue and white tennis shoes.

Missing: Aisha Abdullah Meachum aka “Esha”

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on June 11, 2008 by projectnewera

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*UPDATE: As of 6.11.08 1:33pm eastern standard time, Esha is currently safe but in the hospital*

*Editor’s Note: This hits very close to home, as I am a big fan of this young lady’s Youtube channel where she is known as “That Singer Girl”. Additionally, she has a Myspace page where her music talent has landed her well over the 12k mark in friends and fans. It truly breaks my heart that she is missing right now and with the help of PNE and anyone else that may have some information, she will be safely returned to her family. A close friend contacted me regarding this and informed me that she had just moved to Philadelphia, PA from Wilmington, DE to begin working on her first studio album, as she had just been signed to a major record deal(label unknown). She was an extremely talented individual and I sincerely send my positive vibes to her and her family and pray that she has a SAFE return home. Below is an excerpt from the message that’s going around referencing her disappearance:

19-year-old R&B recording artist Aisha Abdullah Meacham p.k.a. “Esha,” went missing Sunday, June 10, 2008. The Youtube and Myspace sensation recently moved to Philadelphia, PA from Wilmington, DE in order to record her first studio album as a solo artist. When she didn’t show up for a recording session, close friends and colleagues became suspicious. They traveled to her Philadelphia apartment, only to discover that her credit cards, and wallet were still in her room. When they spoke to her roommate, he informed the authorities that she was last seen in the laundromat on Spring Garden near 36th street. He stated that she went to the restroom and never returned. Her car was found parked horizontally parked in the 400 block of 31st street. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance are suspicious. We are looking for Aisha. She is 5’9, 125 pounds.

If you have any information regarding her whereabouts please immediately call:

Detective Erik Paller (Badge #9117) at the City of Philadelphia Police Department
Southwest Detective Division
55th and Pine Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone: (215) 686-3183
Fax: (215) 747-1151

What Happened to Clea?

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on June 7, 2008 by projectnewera

*Editor’s Note: Further proof that the black life just doesn’t matter. When Laci Peterson disappeared, we heard about it for weeks before the perpetrator was named. When Natalie Holloway went on a trip to Aruba and never returned, we NEVER stopped hearing about it. Why is it that black women don’t matter? Why is it that we’re just not important enough for the police to at least look into it when we go missing? Why?

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Original Article Found at Crime & Justice

Laurell Hall remembers the last time she saw her daughter, just like it was yesterday.

“I dropped her off at work. She didn’t have a car, her purse, any money, ID, anything,” she said of her 18-year old daughter, Cleashindra. The family called her “Clea.”

That was May 9, 1994, seven years ago.

Mrs. Hall dropped Clea off at work at 5309 Faucett Road, where Clea did clerical work. Clea hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

“It’s hard to put it into words, Mrs. Hall said. “After seven years, it’s hard to imagine that nobody seems to know where she is, or if they do, they won’t come forward,” she said.

“How can they live with themselves?” she asked.

Cleashindra Hall was two weeks away from her high school graduation. The weekend before she disappeared, she had attended her senior prom and a sorority dance. That Sunday had been Mother’s Day, Mrs. Hall said, and Clea had given her a gift and card at church that day.

“Clea was funny,” Mrs. Hall said. “She loved children. She was always trying to baby-sit for people. Her plan was to be a pediatrician.”

Clea was “a typical teen-age girl,” her mother said, who liked to talk on the phone and spend time with her friends. But she was also very involved in school and church activities.

“She liked music,” Mrs. Hall said. Clea was in the school and church choirs as well as in the school band, Mrs. Hall said.

“She like to read. I guess that’s why she was an honor student. If she didn’t feel like doing anything, she would read.”

So much has happened to the Hall family since Clea disappeared, Mrs. Hall said.

Both of Clea’s grandmothers have died in that time. She now has a niece named after her middle name, “Denise.”

Capt. Ivan Whitfield of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Pine Bluff Police Department, said Clea’s disappearance is still “an open case,” and he has been reviewing it, checking to see if anything else can be done.

“We’re still looking at leads, and hoping for more information,” Whitfield said.

In the past, the Hall family has held prayer vigils to remind the public about Clea’s disappearance. But this year, they won’t, Mrs. Hall said. The family will probably “just release some balloons from home,” she said.

“We did the service to remember Clea, but also to remind people about all the children who are missing,” Mrs. Hall said.

Mrs. Hall has joined with other parents to help each other through the experience.

She has worked on projects with Colleen Nick, mother of Morgan Nick, who disappeared six years ago in Alma, and who a stateside notification system is named for.

Both participated in the “Arbor of Hope” project, kicked off Tuesday in Little Rock. The project includes the names of 500 children missing from Arkansas.

This year, Mrs. Hall did a safety fair at a local discount store, reminding parents that the same thing can happen to them.”One lady came up to me and said she thought Clea had been found,” Mrs. Hall said.

“People have forgotten.”

Missing: Kaniya Boswell

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on June 7, 2008 by projectnewera

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Missing: Apr 7, 2008
Height: 5’2″ (157 cm)
Weight: 145 lbs (66 kg)
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Race: Biracial
Age Now: 17
Sex: Female
Missing From: COLORADO SPRINGS CO United States

Kaniya may travel to San Diego, California. She is Biracial. Kaniya is Asian and Black. Her ears, nose, tongue, and lip are pierced. Kaniya’s nickname is Niya.

Missing: Torrey Hobbs

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on June 7, 2008 by projectnewera

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Height: 5’4
Weight: 85 lbs
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Race: Black
Identifiers: Torry has two upper front chipped teeth and a scar on his chest. He was last seen wearing blue shorts, blue undershirt and blue flip flops.

He was last seen in the 19000 block NW 57th Ave in Miami. The child may be in the company of Rasha Honors, a black male, 27 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes and Rex Honors, a black male, 31 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, black hair, and brown eyes. They may be traveling in a 1996-1999 white Mitsubishi Montero Sport with light tint.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child please contact the Miami-Dade Police Department at 305-418-7201 or 911.

Missing: Ray Acklin

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on June 7, 2008 by projectnewera

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Check Out Coastal Courier for an accompanying article

Height: 5’5
Weight: 180 lbs
Race: Black
Missing Date/Last Seen: Friday April 25th, 2008 at The Resorts Casino in East Chicago, Indiana. He was wearing a white polo shirt with brown stripes

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Ray Acklin, please call (219) 391-8318.

Missing: Sierra Charise Myles

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on May 24, 2008 by projectnewera

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DOB: Dec 10, 1997
Sex: Female
Missing Date: May 22, 2008
Race: Black
Age Now: 10
Height: 4’5″ (135 cm)
Weight: 55 lbs (25 kg)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Missing City: ROSEVILLE
Missing State : MI
Missing Country: United States

Circumstances: Sierra was last seen riding her bike on May 22, 2008.

A 10-year-old Roseville girl went missing Thursday. Police said Sierra Charise Myles was last seen riding her bike around 3:30 p.m. at Packard Park, in the area of Packard street and Curtis street.

She’s described as a black girl with braided hair standing about 4 feet 5 inches tall and 55 pounds.

She was last seen wearing a black and white long sleeve shirt with blue jeans and a grey hooded jacket.

Missing: Dakota Roper

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on May 10, 2008 by projectnewera

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DAKOTA LEE ROPER

Case Type: Endangered Runaway
DOB: Jun 22, 1993
Sex: Male
Missing Date: Apr 9, 2008
Race: Biracial
Age Now: 14
Height: 5’6″ (168 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Missing City: ROLLA
Missing State : MO
Missing Country: United States

Circumstances: Dakota may travel to Osage Beach, Missouri or to Illinois. Dakota is Biracial. He is Black and White.

Missing: Candice & Alexys Brown

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on May 10, 2008 by projectnewera

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*Editor’s Note: Candice (pictured left) is the 15 year old mother of Alexys (right). If anyone has any information, please contact authorities IMMEDIATELY.

CANDICE MONEEK BROWN
Case Type: Endangered Runaway
DOB: Oct 24, 1992
Sex: Female
Missing Date: Apr 8, 2008
Race: Black
Age Now: 15
Height: 5’4″ (163 cm)
Weight: 160 lbs (73 kg)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Missing City: DICKINSON
Missing State: TX
Missing Country: United States

ALEXYS CHENNIEL BROWN

DOB: Apr 4, 2007
Sex: Female
Missing Date: Apr 8, 2008
Race: Black
Age Now: 1
Height: 2’0″ (61 cm)
Weight: 22 lbs (10 kg)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Missing City: DICKINSON
Missing State: TX

Circumstances: Candice is traveling with her young child, Alexys Brown. They may be in the Hitchcock, Texas area. Candice has a tattoo of a cross with two doves and the phrase “In Memory of Tick 1953-2007″ on her left shoulder.
Missing Country: United States

RIP: Nyia Page

Posted in Missing, Murdered, Project New Era, Ridiculousness on May 4, 2008 by projectnewera

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It should be noted that prior to his conviction for the MURDER of Nyia, William Page was arrested (and in jail) for connection with the sexual assault of a 6 year old boy.

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Page then wiped blood from Nyia’s head with a towel, wrapped her in a blanket, and carried her outside. Page told police he took Nyia to an isolated spot near some railroad tracks, a few blocks from his house. He said she was unconscious but breathing. He then laid her down in the snow, walked back home, and went to sleep.

Investigators surmise that at some point during the night, Nyia regained consciousness and wandered around, looking for her house. She was barefoot and wearing only a sweater. Searchers found her diaper on the tracks where her father said he had left her, and they later found tiny footprints in the snow. Somehow, the brave little girl managed to climb up 17 snow-covered steps to a wooded knoll, where she collapsed, curled up into the fetal position, and went to sleep. Sadly, she never woke up again.

[Source]

Tionda Bradley Found?

Posted in Missing, Project New Era on May 3, 2008 by projectnewera

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*Editor’s Note: In 2001, Tionda and Diamond Bradley were reported missing. After years of prayer vigils, creation of websites, and t-shirts to simply ‘spread the word,’ NEW HOPE has arisen in the case.

Apparently, a teenager had the above picture on her Myspace page and listed the name as “Angelique.”

However, famed forensic artist/photo expert, Lois Gibson, says that…without a DOUBT…the girl pictured above is actually Tionda Bradley.

As it stands today, police have actually tracked down the teenager who posted the picture on Myspace but have yet to find “Angelique.” If this is indeed her, a lot of questions remain…WHO took Tionda and her baby sister, Diamond (pictured below) and WHY? Where IS Diamond? And most importantly, are they REALLY okay?

For the sake of the family, I am hoping that this is indeed Tionda and that once she’s safe and sound at her home where she should be, she can offer some insight on what happened to them back in 2001 and maybe help to bring little Diamond home as well.

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