Last Seen Alive premiere episode with Monica Caison founder of CUE Center for Missing Persons

May 14, 2014 by  
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Six-Episode Series Premiering Monday evenings at 10:00 pm  EST

Reunites Families with Lost Loved Ones or in Ongoing Cases, Urges Viewers to Come Forward Leads –

Please Tune in Investigation Discovery Channel Monday June 30th and  Monday July 7th at 10:00 pm featuring CUE founder, Monica Caison

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– Six-Episode Series Premiering Sunday, June 1 at 9/8c Reunites Families with Lost Loved Ones
Or In Ongoing Cases, Urges Viewers to Come Forward with New Leads –

(Silver Spring, MD) – We’ve all witnessed the national impact of an Amber Alert when a child goes missing, with police and media mounting a major operation to find them. Unfortunately, cases are rarely investigated with the same urgency when the missing person is over the age of 18 or considered a possible runaway, leaving devastated loved ones lost and alone in their search for answers. Investigation Discovery’s new series LAST SEEN ALIVE follows the emotional and action-packed journeys of 12 families-turned-detectives as they chase down leads, interview potential witnesses, and travel cross-country in the hope of reuniting with their recently missing relatives. Beginning with the moment the person was last seen alive, episodes chronicle the search efforts of a desperate family with everything to lose, aided by a skilled investigator determined to turn chase down every lead. Though the status of these investigations could change at any minute, many concluded filming with heart-warming resolutions, some with tragic endings, while others remain open and active to this day. The six-episode first season of LAST SEEN ALIVE premieres Sunday, June 1 at 9/8c only on Investigation Discovery.

“LAST SEEN ALIVE is a natural evolution in storytelling for ID. Our viewers have always been moved by stories of families desperate to find missing loved ones, sometimes after decades of anguished searching,” said Kevin Bennett, general manager of Investigation Discovery. “LAST SEEN ALIVE affords ID the rare opportunity to make a profound impact on recent missing-persons investigations, using our national platforms on air and online to bring much-needed attention to ongoing cases. We hope ID viewers can help produce a new lead that just might be the missing link to bringing a person home.”

More than 700,000 people go missing every year in North America, and every hour they stay lost lowers the odds of their safe return. The five investigators featured throughout LAST SEEN ALIVE have proven track records of locating missing persons despite the odds being against them. Monica Caison, Tom Klatt, Kelly Townsend, Amber Cammack, and Christine Burke rely on years of experience as missing-person experts, law enforcement officers, police detectives, and private investigators to guide families in their search for answers and do much of the heavy lifting.
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The first four episodes are:
A Mother’s Love premieres Sunday, June 1 at 9/8c
Scarlett DeLoach
Had been last seen April 30, 2013 in Reidsville, NC — Age at the time of disappearance: 16
Nine months ago, 16-year-old Scarlett DeLoach disappeared from her North Carolina home in the middle of the night. Her mother enlists the help of missing-persons expert Monica Caison to chase leads, including the possibility that Scarlett’s boyfriend and his mother helped her run away. A promising tip eventually leads to an isolated house in rural Virginia. But when the chase becomes another dead end, it’s up to Monica to switch gears and take a radical new approach.
Nicole Martindale
Last seen September 24, 2013 in Sarnia, Ontario — Age at the time of disappearance: 18
For five months, Julia Martindale has been searching for her 18-year-old daughter, Nicole. Believing she’s on the run with her dangerous outlaw boyfriend, Brandon, has left her in a constant state of anxiety. When local police run out of leads, private detective Tom Klatt steps in to take over. The investigate lead after lead until the case takes a dramatic turn when Nicole suddenly surfaces and makes contact.

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LAST SEEN ALIVE Investigator Bios

MONICA CAISON The cases of Scarlett DeLoach, Cami DiGirolamo, and Pamela Biggers
Monica Caison has dedicated 20 years of her life to the search for missing persons. In 1994, she launched the non-profit CUE Center for Missing Persons, which has since processed more than 9,000 cases across North America. Caison and her nation-wide group of volunteers have spent countless hours and resources working to unlock the truth and find the lost. As a rebellious teenager growing up in Florida, Caison learned the hard way the dangers and adversity of running away from home. “I was that person who was very likely to end up in a ditch somewhere,” she recalls. But while hitchhiking across the country and lying about her age to find work, Caison found the strength to change and the desire to help others. Now she dedicates all of her time to the search for missing people. She coordinates with law enforcement agencies around the country and is often the reassuring voice on the other end of a 3am call from a frantic parent.



Heather Hodges

May 8, 2014 by  
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Heather Hodges  HeatherHodges1

Missing Since: 04/09/12
Missing From: Rocky Mount, Virginia
Classification: Endangered Missing
White Female
Age at Disappearance: 22
Height: 5’2
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde
Scars, Marks, Tattoos; Tattoo “Tink” on lower back
Nickname: Tink

Details of Disappearance:
She was last seen at a house on Shady Lane on April 9. 2012 – then vanished leaving everything behind — her pocket book, keys, and her daughter.
The last corroborated trace of her was at this home she shared with her boyfriend the night he claimed she disappeared.
A member of Heather Hodges’s family saw her earlier in the day on April 9, 2012 when the family member dropped her of at her residence at 6:30 AM that morning
Her case remains unsolved.

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Investigative Agency:
Franklin County Police ( Virginia)

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Melissa McVay Darling

May 5, 2014 by  
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Melissa Darling

Missing From: Sulphur Spring, Texas
Missing Since: 06/10/11
Classification: Missing
White Female
Age at Disappearance: 33
Date of Birth: 06/16/77
Height: 5’8
Weight: 190
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Green
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Honey Bee on hip,Dolphin on back close to her buttocks. Scar from 2 C-section births.

Details of Disappearance:
She left her hometown of Sulphur Springs, Texas on June 9th, 2011 when she dropped off her youngest daughter at her father’s house and was supposed to talk to her mom the next day.  The call never came.  Police have proof that she was last seen in the Choctaw Casino early morning on June 10th with a man.  He is now listed in the DPS missing person’s report for her as a “companion/abductor” and has been named a person of interest.  Her truck was found near the Hugo Lake in Oklahoma, locked and with 2 flat tires, but no sign of Melissa.

Investigative Agency:
Sulphur Springs Police Dept (Texas)

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Shannon Rippy

April 23, 2014 by  
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Missing Since: 04/05/14
Missing From: Wilmington,North Carolina
Classification: Missing
White Female
Age at Disappearance: 53
Height: 5’5
Weight: 100
Hair: Reddish Brown
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Red tint tattoo of a butterfly on her left shoulder.
Clothing: Denim Jacket, Light blue tank top,light colored jeans,Brown sandals with small heel
Jewelry: Infinity ring on her left finger

Details of Disappearance:
Rippy was last seen Saturday at a bar downtown around 7 p.m. A photo from a surveillance camera shows her walking into The Husk on S. Front St. in Wilmington,North Carolina at 3 p.m. She has not been seen or heard from since. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigative Agency:
Wilmington Police Department
(910) 343-3600

Eric Franks

April 18, 2014 by  
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Eric  Franks  Eric Lee Franks3


Missing From : Saginaw, MI
Missing Since: 03/10/11
Age at Disappearance:38
Date of Birth: 9/18/72
White Male
Height: 6’1
Weight: 175
Scars Marks, Tattoos:Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Left big toe partially amputated, no toe nail.
Special Identifiers : Dentures/Vitiligo
Clothing description: Detailed: Usually wore dark clothing, hoodies, stocking cap or ball cap.
Full name: Eric Lee Franks

Details of Disappearance:
Eric went to Saginaw MI to reconnect with a former girlfriend and meet his 15 year old daughter that said girlfriend had not told him about. He was there about five months when he and his car disappeared. Police told the family that former girlfriend had Eric’s cell phone and used it after Eric had disappeared. Hotel owner where Eric lived says former girlfriend removed Eric’s belongings from room and Eric was not present. His car remains unsolved in regards to his disappearance.
Investigative Agency:
Michigan State Police
Telephone: 989-495-5555

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Moreira Monsalve

March 6, 2014 by  
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Moreira Elena Monsalve

Missing From: Wailuku, Hawaii
Missing Since: 01/12/14
White Female
Age at Disappearance: 46
Date of Birth: 09/08/67
Height: 5’7
Weight: 170
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Clothing: Black cargo capri pants. Cotton Shirt
Nickname: Mo

Details of Disappearance
Monsalve was last seen around 10 p.m. on January 12 at her ex-boyfriend’s home in Wailuku. She was reported missing  on January 14 and the car she had been driving was found later that day. She has never been seen or heard from since. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigative Agency
Maui Police Department ( Hawaii)

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James Cantley

March 1, 2014 by  
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James Cantley  James Allen Cantley

Missing From: Perris, California
Missing Since: 02/27/14
Age at Disappearance: 58
Date of Birth: 03/11/55
Height: 5’8
Weight: 155
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Clothing: Brown jacket and blue jeans

Details of Disappearance:
Last seen at his residence on Eugene Street in Perris, California on 02/27/14. He has not been seen or heard from since. His case remains unsolved. His family believes that foul play is involved.

Investigative Agency
Perris County Sheriff Dept

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Carey Parker

February 28, 2014 by  
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Carey Mae Parker  parker_carey2 parker_carey3

Missing Since: 03/17/91
Missing From:  Quinlan,Texas
White Female
Age at Disappearance: 23
Date of Birth:  05/12/67
Height: 5’10
Weight: 115
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown

Details of Disappearance:
Carey Parker was last seen on 03/17/91 in Hunt County Texas.
Her case remains unsolved.

Investigative Agency
Hunt County Sheriff’s Office

Tommy Eastep

February 28, 2014 by  
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TOMMY LEE EASTEP  article-2448832-189515A900000578-658_308x438

Missing From: Blanchard, Oklahoma
Missing Since: 07/06/13
American Indian
Age at Disappearance: 30
Date of Birth: 12/23/82
Height: 6’1
Weight: 175
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blondish Brown
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: right arm Carpe Diem. Cross tattoo on left arm
Clothing: Jeans and t-shirt

Details of Disappearance:
Tommy Eastep, 30, went missing on July 7 after spending the Independence Day holiday at Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma.

He never returned to his home in Blanchard, and his family has been searching for him ever since.

Tommy’s truck was found parked in a rural area north of Holdenville with his debit card and driver’s license locked inside.

Investigative Agency
Oklahoma State Bureau Investigation

Irma Mkrtchyan

February 18, 2014 by  
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Irma Mkrtchyan

Missing From:Las Vegas,Nevada
Missing Since: 01/19/14
White Female
Age at Disappearance: 45
Date of Birth: 06/12/68
Height: 5’5
Weight: 120
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blonde

Details of Disappearance:
Irma’s ex -husband says that Irma went to meet a client about 6:00pm on Sunday, January 19.2014.

On Monday, January 20th at 11:50am he/ex/ received text message “My battery is dying, I left a charger at home, I am going to California with Farmers insurance agents, be back on Friday,car is parked at Allanza apartment complex,car key is in gas tank lid,Sorry”

Allanza apartment complex is 1 mile away from her home.
After 8 minutes at 11:58am Irma sent another text to her boss “I am going to California, my husband’s aunt is passed a way.I be back on Friday”

Her family  states that she could not left like this,without take extra clothes,This has never ever happened before. She could not leave her cell phone without charger,she is very responsible person,mother of two.She was contacted almost every day with family members/mother,brother in New York. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigative Agency:
Las Vegas, Nevada Police Department

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