Unidentified Female- Northern Charlotte, NC

March 19, 2011 by  
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Woman’s body still unidentified

Police say the skeletal remains found Thursday March 17.2011  in northern Charlotte belong to a woman, and they’re asking the public for help to identify her.

Someone discovered the remains in a wooded area along Statesville Road near Interstate 485 Thursday morning and called Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Police determined the remains were human, and investigators scoured the area in search of evidence.

On Friday, police said the remains belong to a woman with straight, dark hair. The woman is possibly white or Hispanic, police said, and was between 20 and 40 years old.

Police said she was wearing jeans and a white T-shirt that says “Virginia Beach Virginia” and has a pink flower on the front. She also wore navy and plaid canvas shoes, police said.

The body was taken to the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office, where officials will try to determine a cause and date of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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Elizabeth Gill

March 18, 2011 by  
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Missing Since: 06/13/65
Missing From: Cape Girardeau, Mo
Classification: Missing
Age at Disappearance: 2
Date of Birth: 08/21/62
White Female
Height:30 inches
Weight: 22lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Lt Brown-Blonde
Scars, Marks Tattoos: Chicken Pox scar on right elbow
Clothing: Sunsuit
Nicknames: Beth, Betsy

Details of Disappearance:
She was last seen the afternoon of June 13, 1965, in the front yard of her home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

 

Investigative Agency
Cape Girardeau Police
(573) 335-6621 ext 1120

 

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Kelly Rothwell

March 18, 2011 by  
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Missing Since: 03/12/11
Missing From: Clearwater, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance:35
Date of Birth:01/10/76
White Female
Height:5’3
Weight:125
Eyes:Brown
Hair:Brown
Scars,Marks,Tattoos: Flower tattoo on ankle
Nickname(s) Kel, Kell Bell

Circumstances of Disappearance
Kelly L. Rothwell, 35, of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., was last seen at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday March 12,2011 as she had lunch with a friend at a restaurant in Pinellas County. An investigation began on Sunday when another friend asked deputies to check on Rothwell at her home where she lives with her boyfriend, 46-year-old David Perry. The friend was concerned for Rothwell’s safety due to “domestic issues” the couple had been experiencing, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Rothwell, who has not returned repeated calls to her cell phone from friends and relatives, did not show up for class Monday at the Pinellas Police Academy in St. Petersburg. Since starting the program in November, she has not missed a day, authorities said.

Perry, who is a retired corrections officer, has since traveled to New York, but is refusing to talk to police,  He has not been charged.

Police found no signs of Rothwell or Perry during a search of their residence on Sunday,March 13,2011. Rothwell’s abandoned car — a green 2007 Subaru Outback — was found later Sunday March 13,2011 about two miles away.

Her case remains unsolved.

Investigative Agency
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
727-582-6200

Website dedicated to Kelly Rothwell’s Disappearance

 

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The Search For Hope

March 16, 2011 by  
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Throughout all stages of a missing persons investigation, up to the point of its positive or negative resolution, there is only one verifiable victim: the family of that missing person. The missing person might have been abducted, or worse, but from the moment that someone considers the absence of a loved one to necessitate a 911 call, the family that makes that call is going to be caught in a whirlpool of fear, panic and helplessness that most people dont understand and law enforcement officials rarely have the resources to address in any sustained way.

In Wilmington, however, these families have an advocate, a fierce, hands-on assistant in the search for missing loved ones. Her name is Monica Caison, and shes the founder and director of the Community United Effort (CUE) Center for Missing Persons, a nonprofit organization based in Wilmington, which, since 1994, has been aggressive in its attempts to keep missing person cases from going “cold” or “inactive.” By marshalling nationwide resources that include law enforcement personnel and an army of volunteers, the CUE Center has been instrumental in returning loved ones to their families, creating a sort of template for families confronted by such a loss, a blueprint for action that combines elements of the actual search process with a powerful family support tool hope.

“Shes tops, as far as Im concerned,” says Marc Benson, a private investigator, former detective in the New Hanover County Sheriffs Department, recent candidate for the sheriffs job and the host of Blue Line Radio on The Big Talker (106.3 FM). “I first ran into her 16 or 17 years ago, when I was a detective sergeant in the Sheriffs Department.”

Bensons first impression of Caison left him thinking she was just a “soccer mom,” doing what she could to find people whod gone missing thinking, too, “Good for her, but were the professionals here, so dont call us, well call you.”

In the spring of 1998, Benson found himself re-assessing his original impressions of Caison and her organization. In April of that year, 32-year-old bride-to-be Peggy Carr was abducted from a mall parking lot in Wilmington. One day, she was here; the next day, she was not. Shed disappeared quickly and completely, and lacking evidence to the contrary, law enforcement officials considered the possibility that her disappearance, in spite of her impending marriage, was voluntary. Without a clue to work on, the investigation languished. Displeased with this sort of response from law enforcement officials, Peggys mother called Monica Caison, whose private phone remains the direct line to what was then the fledgling and relatively unknown CUE Center for Missing Persons. Seven months after Peggys disappearance, Caison and her volunteer army were instrumental in discovering the whereabouts of Carrs remains in Bladen County.

“It became a multi-state investigation, a national media case,” says Caison, “and it taught us everything. We worked side by side with law enforcement, set up a 24-hour tip line. The FBI would pick up our logs. We were learning, too. It was the first time, really, that the full weight of the resources (we had) came to bear. We kept (the case) in the public eye, just kept plugging and plugging, constantly searching. It was our landmark case.”

More important than Caisons literal presence beating the bushes, actually searching was the support she gave to the family.

“Monica would just sit for hours and comfort me,” said Peggy Carrs mother in an interview for People magazine in March 2009, months after her daughters body had been discovered.

“My respect for her increased because of the presence she had with that family,” says Benson, who, at the time, was looking on from the Sheriff Departments sidelines, because it was a Wilmington PD case. “She went up there (to Bladen County) with volunteers and canvassed the area with pictures. She made sure that everybody up there looked at every little detail (coming out of the investigation). I was quite impressed with the resources she was able to pull together.”

What is so striking about Monica Caisons work with the CUE Center is the individual, up-close-and-personal effort she invests in countless, physical searches for these people, and the tireless campaign she wages to keep families in the loop of any ongoing investigation. Law enforcement agencies, from the local to the national, may falter during an investigation, due to a lack of either resources or will, but from the moment the CUE Center and, specifically, Monica Caison steps aboard, families are assured that their missing loved one will not, in Monicas lifetime, be forgotten until theyre found. In most cases (though not all), the outcome is not good. Caison is more often than not searching for a body, and she is known for a stubborn, relentless and often un-appreciated approach to any obstacles in her way.

Wrightsville Beach Magazine

March 16, 2011 by  
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“Our world is becoming an open graveyard for missing people,” Caison says, “because nobodys paying attention. You can bet that if people heard on the news that four airplanes were crashing every day in this country, somebody would be doing something.”

Martha Garza

March 2, 2011 by  
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Missing Since: 08/01/84
Missing From:Los Angeles, Ca
Classification: Missing Endangered
Age at Disappearance: 22
Date Of Birth: 08/29/62
White Female
Height:5’0
Weight:140
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black ( Wavy,Shoulder length)
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: pierced ears,beauty mark near upper left lip
Clothing Description:White button down cotton blouse/jeans and sneakers
Nickname:Martie

Circumstances of Disappearance
Came home and mentioned that no one would hear from her until one year from then.
Believed to have been in the company of a black male thought to be her boyfriend.
Her case remains unsolved.

Investigative Agency
South Gate, California Police
323-563-5454

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