Monica Bennett

May 27, 2013 by  
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Monica Bennett

Missing From: Brunswick ,Georgia
Missing Since: 06/21/89
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 15
Date of Birth: 10/27/73
Female Black
Height: 5’5
Weight: 130
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Scars, Marks,Tattoos: Pierced ears

Details Of Disappearance:
Monica and her younger brother, Michael, were last seen at Heritage Apartments, now known as Merritt Landing Apartments, on Altama Avenue.

They reportedly went to help their stepfather, who was separated from their mother, move into another apartment on the day of their disappearance. The stepfather told police he dropped the two off at the apartment complex, but their mother said she never saw them.

Investigative Agency
Glynn County Police Department
Criminal Investigative Division
912-267-5700

Missing persons could be just next door

May 14, 2013 by  
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The CUE Center for Missing Persons would like to bring awareness to the thousands missing across the nation of those who remain missing and that families still have hope of a recovery in recognition of the recently rescue missing girls: we request that you revisit cold cases in your area and shed light on them. Thank you

Monica Caison-
Founder
910-232-1687
http://www.ncmissingpersons.org

By Monica Caison, Special to CNN
updated 12:40 PM EDT, Sun May 12, 2013
Kidnapped teens found decade later

Editor’s note: Monica Caison is the founder of CUE Center for Missing Persons, a nonprofit organization that advocates and searches for the missing and provides support for their families.

(CNN) — Miracles do happen. Like this week, when Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michelle Knight escaped their captor after being missing for a decade.

It turned out they were locked away and alive the entire time.

Their fortuitous escape is like a ray of light and reminds us that sometimes good things do happen. A cry for help came out from the walls of silence, and a member of the community responded, aiding in the rescue. The selfless act of a total stranger only reinforces that the public will help when needed.

Monica Caison

Monica Caison

But their story is unusual. Many missing persons who have been missing for a long time are still not found. We should urge all communities to play an integral part in assisting law enforcement in investigations about missing persons.

We live in a world filled with powerful technology that has enabled us to communicate faster and better, yet we seem to lack the simple face-to-face meeting that must take place when searching for clues and information in any type of investigation.

At-a-glance: Still missing in the U.S.

The old “knock and tell” method remains an effective tool today. It must be used when searching for our missing persons. When you talk to someone in person, you can read them better by registering their expressions, gestures and other factors. Sometimes, those things could yield clues. This door-to-door technique can make the difference in finding someone in hours, days or years.

There’s no doubt that trying to find missing persons requires a tremendous amount of work. Classifying cases as “runaways” or “walk-aways” does nothing to help the outcome of any given case. If anything, it could hinder and slow the process. The general public normally will not have a heightened sense of concern for those believed to have left on their own.

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The sense of urgency and hitting the ground running from the start could be the difference in many missing person cases. A case can be misdiagnosed upon closing; this is when we confirm that the labeling provided a wrong direction. The word “missing” should be enough and important; the alert(s) system in place such as the Amber/silver provide an additional emergency notification seeking the public’s help.

The myth of “a waiting period” to report a missing person still lingers, and many families are turned away by officials and forced to begin their journey on their own without any direction or support. Due to heavy caseloads, law enforcement officials are frequently not afforded the continuous training and education that could help them in the search for a missing person.

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All too often, information is not provided to victims suffering a missing loved one in the onset, such as where to file the report and what agencies can provide support services and help with advocacy and on-the-ground services. These are all key issues that need to be addressed as we move forward to bring home those missing in our country.

Cold cases and unidentified persons need to be revisited and reopened. All cold cases need to be updated and looked at again with a keen eye on what can be done to aid in a recovery.

As we rejoice in the happy ending for the three women and their families and friends, we need to be reminded that there is still much work to be done in the world of the missing.

We need to remember that there are thousands of people who are still seeking resolution and waiting for answers concerning their loved one. As a community, we need to come together, take notice and become aware of what happens in our homes, neighborhoods, towns and cities. And we need to always remember that “every missing person is somebody’s child.”

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/10/opinion/caison-missing-persons

 

 

Jessi Short

April 23, 2013 by  
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Jessi Short

Missing From: Shenango Twp, Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Missing Since: 01/27/13
Classification: Missing Endangered
White Female
Age at Disappearance: 25
Date of Birth: 03/23/87
Height: 5’2
Weight: 125
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Dark Brown
Clothing: Clothing: a white, long sleeved terry cloth shirt; blue jeans, gray work boots, dark colored hooded sweatshirt.
Full name: Jessi Machell Brumley-Short

Details of Disappearance:
The last time Jessi’s mother saw her was around the weekend of January 27, 2013 when Jessi stayed a couple of nights at her mom’s home in Shenango Twp.  She has not been seen since.

Jessi may be in the South Side and project areas of Shenango.  She’s been known to stay at a motel near Pulaski Twp and Coitsville, OH.  She is also known to frequent Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Butler County, PA.  She doesn’t drive and either walks or depends on rides from others to get anywhere.
It isn’t unusual for Jesse to take off, sometimes for as long as a couple of weeks but, until this last time, has always maintained contact with her family.

Investigative Agency
Shenango Township Police
(724) 654-2243

If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons  at (910) 343-1131  24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687
All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.

2013 Passage Award Winner

April 23, 2013 by  
Filed under National Conference

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Gail Soles, mother of missing Crystal Soles has been given in 2013 the Passage Award.

“The Passage Award”

Susan Murphy Milano
This award is given to an individual, who has suffered the loss of a loved by being a missing person, victim of homicide or one that has survived the cruelties from intimate partner violence. This award recognizes the survivor that has healed and who has risen above to contribute ones self to those who remain in need of guidance, empowerment, support and who continually holds a devotion to the cause.

Laptop Winner

April 23, 2013 by  
Filed under National Conference

Kim Nelsen

Thank you so much for the wonderful gift of this laptop. It was a very unexpected surprise. I really appreciate all the work Monica and CUE volunteers do for those missing like my daughter Bethany Decker and their families. Blessings to all of you who work tirelessly to find answers for those of us waiting.

Kim Nelson

Patrice Smith

April 20, 2013 by  
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Missing From:Little Rock,Arkansas
Missing Since: 03/24/12
Classification:Missing Endangered
Black Female
Age at Disappearance: 28
Date of Birth: 11/16/83
Height: 5’6
Weight: 180
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Clothing:Dark purple V-Neck shirt, Light blue capri jeans

Details of Disappearance:
Patrice was last heard from on on 03/24/12 . Her father believes that Patrice was involved in a abusive relationship. Her father believes that she was taken by the man that she was having a relationship with and is being held against her will. Foul play is suspected. The case remains unsolved.

Investigative Agency
Little Rock Police Dept (Arkansas)
501-371-4660

If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons  at (910) 343-1131  24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687
All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.

A Little Rock woman is still missing and her boyfriend is in custody for her kidnapping

Kamrie Mitchell

April 18, 2013 by  
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Missing Since: 09/25/12
Missing From: Lake City/Wellborn, Florida
Classification: Missing
White Female
Age at Disappearance: 24
Date of Birth: 10/02/88
Height: 5’5
Weight: 125
Hair: Dyed brown brown with blonde highlights
Eyes: Blue
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Scar on right cheek and chin from dog bite,under nose, top left thigh,top of hand.Tattoos on wrist ( gram with a butterfly) Top of foot (Kamrie) on her right side (Layla Ann foot prints and birthmark) Stretch marks.

Details of Disappearance:
Kamrie was last seen 09/25/12 around midnight. She had earlier on that day had made contact with the police about someone stealing from her and making a threat towards her.Police reports were made about the incident and she went missing that same night.. Kamrie was at the residence of her father when she was last seen. No one saw her leave or had no idea where she was going. SHe has never been seen or heard from since and her case remains unsolved.

Investigative Agency
Crime Stoppers of Suwannee County 86-362-4608
Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office 386-362-2222

If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons  at (910) 343-1131  24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687
All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.

Bethany Decker

April 17, 2013 by  
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Bethany Decker

Missing From: Ashburn, Virginia
Missing Since: 01/29/11
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 21
Date of Birth: 05/13/89
White Female
Height: 4’11
Weight: 130
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Small “fish” with a line through it on her leg above left ankle. ( Photo Below)
Nickname: Bethany Littlejohn

Circumstances of Disappearance
5 month pregnant Bethany Anne Decker is Missing Under Suspicious circumstances. Last seen in Ashburn Virginia on 1/29/2011 with her then boyfriend .

Bethany was a working mother supporting a four year old child while her husband was serving in the United States Military deployed in Afghanistan. While supporting her child, pregnant Bethany was enrolled at George Mason University in an effort to better her growing family.

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Bethany Decker Tattoo

Investigative Agency:
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
703-777-0407

If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons  at (910) 343-1131  24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687
All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.

Dean Bechtold

March 13, 2013 by  
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Missing From: Ainsworth Nebraska
Missing Since: 09/25/94
Classification: Endangered Missing
White Male
Age at Disappearance:21
Date of Birth: 11/26/73
Height: 5’8
Weight: 160
Hair: Brown
Eyes:Hazel
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: “Born wild” on Left forearm, “FTW” on arm not sure witch arm, letters ‘MO’ on upper leg and scare on right shoulder.
Clothing : Blue Dallas cowboy jersey elbow length with grey lettering. 501button fly Levi’s pants size 32-34 blue jean. Tube socks with stripes on top and tennis shoes and a wallet.

Details of Disappearance
Dean Bechtold was last seen in September 1994. He was picked up by 2 men in a 1979 Ford Pickup Truck near the above listed address. They headed west in the Pickup and Dean has not been heard from since. His case remains unsolved

Investigative Agency
Nebraska State Patrol
402- 370-3456

If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons  at (910) 343-1131  24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687
All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.

David Cottle Jr

March 13, 2013 by  
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Missing From: Wilmington, North Carolina
Missing Since: 03/09/13
Age at Disappearance: 40
Height: 5’10
Weight: 180
Eyes: Blue
Clothing: White t-shirt, white Nike tennis shoes,blue jeans,tan toboggan,
Wears Glasses
Scars, Marks, Tattoos, Tribal tattoo on his right bicep.

Details of Disappearance:
David Cottle Jr was last seen on Saturday March 9th, 2013 in the area around 1604 Cotswaid Court in Wilmington, North Carolina. He has not been seen or heard from since. His case remains unsolved.

Investigative Agency
New Hanover County Sheriff Dept
910-798-4161

If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons  at (910) 343-1131  24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687
All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.

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