Claude A. Kerns

May 6, 2015 by  
Filed under CUE Alerts, General

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Missing From: Fresno, California
Missing Since: 06/01/13
Age at Disappearance: 39
Date of Birth: 08/02/1971
White Male
Height: 5’4
Weight: 150
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Dark Brown

Distinguishing characteristics: Tattoos of skull and pit bull on shoulders, tattoos on both forearms of a cross and dagger, scar in center of chest, scar on right thigh, toe missing, limps on right leg
Clothing: Unknown. Wears size 30 pants and medium shirts

Details of Disappearance
Last seen on June 1, 2013. Had been in the Fresno County Jail.

Investigative Agency:
Pike County Sheriff’s Office
740-947-2111

Shadrack James Moise III

May 6, 2015 by  
Filed under CUE Alerts, General

Shadrack James Moise III

Missing From: Society Hill, South Carolina
Missing Since: 04/30/15
Age at Disappearance: 68
Date of Birth: 02/07/47
Black Male
Height: 5’7
Weight: 130
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Grey/Black

Distinguishing characteristics: Mole under left eye and faded burn on one of his lower arms
Clothing: Green & yellow plaid shirt, Blue jeans, Blue jacket, Yellow hat and black shoes

Details of Disappearance
Last seen on April 30, 2015 on Hwy 52 between Dovesville and Society Hill, SC .

Investigative Agency:
Darlington County Police Department
843-319-1688

West Virginia Luke Stout

January 24, 2015 by  
Filed under General

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Missing From: Buckhannon, West Virginia
Missing Since: 07/18/12
White Male
Age at Disappearance: 24
Date of Birth: 07/06/88
Height: 5’7 – 5’8
Weight: 120 – 130 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Clothing and Jewelry : Last seen wearing blue jeans, black T-shirt with the sleeves cut off, black sneakers with neon green laces, possible jacket. Always wears silver colored “prayer” ring with turning center portion.
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Large burn scar on leg below his knee . Left ear was previously pierced but had not worn earring in a long time. Tattoo (all black) on upper left arm. Possibly one or more skulls.

Details of Disappearance:
He was walking down the hill from the residence in Buckhannon, West Virginia that he shared with his mother . He hasn’t been seen or heard from since. His case remains unsolved.

Investigative Agency:
West Virginia State Police
304-473-4200

The 13th Annual National Conference 2017

Theme 2017 – “Embracing Dignity & Courage”

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Dates: March 16th through 19th of 2017

Mailing: Community United Effort (CUE Center For Missing Persons)
PO Box 12714  Wilmington, NC 28405

Office (910) 343-1131 24 hour line (910) 232-1687 Fax line (910) 399-6137

REGISTER HERE (click)

2017 Sponsor Packet (click to print)

Join us for our upcoming national conference for missing persons and those who work in the arena from law enforcement, advocates, volunteering, organizations or agency, investigation, search and rescue and the identification process of those who are lost. This event is open to all who support the mission of finding a resolution for families who have suffered a missing loved one and are have been a victim of crime.

Please share this information with anyone in the line if missing person work, family of a missing person or homicide victim; see below. To contact by email  cuecenter@aol.com

◊ Advocacy concerning missing persons, families left behind or homicide victim

◊ Service agencies, non profit organization, law enforcement, search teams/groups, private investigators, coroner or those who work in the identification process

◊ Volunteers who are interested in training and becoming more involved

To learn more about CUE Center for Missing Persons please visit us at our web site http://www.ncmissingpersons.org or email us cuecenter@aol.com

Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors

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THE PASSAGE AWARD In Memory of “Susan Murphy Milano”

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This award is given to an individual, who has suffered the loss of a loved one 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 oneself to those who remain in need of guidance, empowerment, support and who continually hold a devotion to the cause.

The loss of Susan has been felt across the nation, she was a true supporter of the missing and the CUE organization. She remains truly missed by all.

BIO: As an expert in the area of intimate partner violence and the prevention of homicide, Susan has created specific tools and procedures which the abused need to safely leave a violent relationship.Her books, “Defending Our Lives”, “Moving Out, Moving On” and Time’s Up, are considered the “bibles” of how to make the move away from abuse and deal with the many confusing situations surrounding violence prevention, stalking, break-up or divorce.Susan witnessed her father, a decorated Chicago Violent crimes Detective, brutally and violently attack her mother repeatedly. The words “if you leave I will kill you,” turned into reality the night Susan walked into her childhood home and found her mother murdered and her father in the next room dead from a self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head. Susan vowed then, and has, since the murder-suicide of her parents, carved out a road making changes in the way the world looks at violence in and outside the home.Her books and strategies are taught world-wide and used by law enforcement, domestic abuse advocates, social workers, attorneys, health care workers, human resource departments and domestic violence agencies. The comprehensive strategies and escape plans utilized by Susan have been successful and tested by time for over 20 years. Susan uses humor, passion, and all her years of experience to motivate her audience to become more effective first responders, advocates and professionals in their work to stop family violence.Susan’s quest for justice was instrumental in the passage of the Illinois Stalking Law and the Lauternberg Act. She has been prominently featured in newspapers, magazines, radio and television including: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Radio, ABC’S 20/20, Justice Files, E-True Hollywood, CNN, Sunday Today Show Profile, Women’s Day, Family Circle, US News and World Report to name only a few. She has frequently participated in guest media commentary panels on major news programs.
Recipients
2013 – Gail Soles
2014 – Lucy Combs
2015 – Marshia Morton
2016 – Donna Gore

Registration conference check in:

March 16, 2017, Thursday, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

March 17, 2017, Friday 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Note: The main hall entrance to the ballroom will remain open (Thursday) all day and evening hours for any participant or sponsor to set up items, informational handouts, missing person information or visuals, table display, banners, etc. When checking into the conference please request the person in charge for this area to help you in whatever you may need to assist you for a smooth process. You can also ship your items to the CUE Center, please be advised that the hotel will not handle items delivered to the hotel.

THE CONFERENCE CONCLUDES ON SUNDAY, MARCH 19th at 1:00 pm, Sunday you will join CUE Founder, Monica Caison in training, discussion, presentation of your conference plaque and a lunch.

SORC Meeting – Thursday, March 16, 2017

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State Outreach Coordinators Meeting: Closed to the public, this meeting is for directors 9:00 am 5:00 pm (Lunch will be served during meeting)

To learn more about the program and get involved please contact CUE Center anytime at cuecenter@aol.com or call 910-232-1687.

This meeting for is for the annual gathering and training for State Outreach Coordinators.

 

TRAINING ASHI CPR Pro Course:

Thursday, March 16, 2017   (6:30 pm – 10:30 pm)

ASHI CPR PRO –  ASHI First Aid is a 4 hour class designed to help participants recognize medical emergencies and make appropriate decisions for first aid care.  Teaches skills participants need to know in order to provide immediate care for a suddenly ill or injured person.  This class involves lecture as well as hands-on skills.  A certificate of completion will be issued to participants that attend, complete all required hands-on skills and complete the end of course written exam.  This class counts toward training hours for those who are NASAR SAR Tech II certified.
Classes will run Thursday evening and also Saturday and Sunday mornings, agendas will provided upon checking in at registration.

kellyInstructor: Kelly Walker

Kelly is a retired sergeant with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Tallahassee, Fl. with 32 years of Law Enforcement experience and 8 years of Law Enforcement K-9 experience.

Kelly has been involved with Search and Rescue since 2004 and has certified canines in Human Remains Detection and Trailing. Her Certifications have been with North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) and through National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) as well as Network of Canine Detector Services (NOCDS). Kelly has attended numerous seminars and classes, ranging from search and rescue techniques, crime scene preservation, NIMS, HAZMAT training, Blood borne Pathogens education, and is a CPR Instructor through the American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI). Kelly is a Florida State Outreach Coordinator for CUE Center for Missing Persons.

Certifications: Trailing (NAPWDA, NOCDS, NASAR), HRD NAPWDA, NASAR, NASAR SARTECH II, Florida State K9 Instructor Criminal Justice and Training Commission (CJSTC), First Aid Instructor (CJSTC), CPR Instructor (AMA), Trailing Instructor for NOCDS

Memberships and Affiliations: First Response Search Team (Team President), CUE Center for Missing Persons, Child Abduction Response Team, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, NASAR, NOCDS

 

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In 1987 I began my career with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and started teaching part time at the law enforcement academy in 1994. My real passion was teaching and in 1999 I left LCSO and became a full time instructor at the law enforcement academy. In 2002 I became the Medical First Responder Program Coordinator at the Florida Public Safety Institute/Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy.

I’m a CPR and First Aid Instructor/Instructor Trainer and a Training Center Director for the American Safety and Health Institute. I have trained thousands of law enforcement, corrections and probation officers over the years in CPR and First Aid. I am a member of the First Response K-9 Search Team in Tallahassee, Florida and a State Outreach Coordinator.

 

We welcome this years videographer: Bryan Queen

 

Friday Night Conference Entertainment

 

Proclamation & Letters (2016)

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TRAINING SESSION 2017

Peter Cestare – Horry County Police “Identifying a Crime Scene & When it begins

Norma Peterson – Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit  “EAA”

 

Topic Guest Speakers 2017

Dr. Laura Pettler – Crime Scene Staging & Reconstruction 
 As a former District Attorney’s Investigator, current Deputy Coroner, and practitioner in the field, Dr. Laura Pettler specializes in field work, consulting, research, and teaching investigation and reconstruction of staged crime scenes in domestic violence homicide hot and cold cases. Laura’s passion for her work is exemplified in everything she does from her writing to teaching, in raising her Friesian horses and French Bulldogs, to DIYing her farm, all the way to her former music career and in work in television new development. Laura is the author of the world’s first book on crime scene staging and she enthusiastically works to build field-friendly systems, methods, and models used in homicide investigation. She is the inventor of the Kaleidoscope Crime Scene Reconstruction System as seen on CSI TV programs on major networks. Laura frequently appears on television and radio shows and is the host of new WebTV Series Notorious Beaver County debuting in January 2017. Website: http://laurapettler.com

Andy Whipple –  “Our Homeless Kids” Street Outreach Center-Project Lighthouse
 Andy Whipple, originally from Massachusetts, has been a resident of Horry County for twenty-five years. As a youth he encountered struggles similar to those youths involved with Sea Haven. At the age of thirty, he decided to go back to school and make a difference in the world, which lead him to Horry Georgetown Technical College and the Human Services Program. Immersing himself in college life he joined the Human Services Club and became Club President. Andy earned his way into Phi Theta Kappa with his academic excellence and excelled to the position of Vice President of Scholarships. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, and is now a part-time tutor at HGTC while working on his Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia College. Andy enjoys learning as much as helping others learn. Andy join the team through his full time student internship at the Street Outreach Center-Project Lighthouse. Due to his commitment and compassion, Andy moved into the position of Outreach Coordinator in May 2013, and was promoted to Program Manager in January 2016.

Lynn Sweetland – Survivor Speaker/Advocate/Abolitionist

Lynn, a survivor of sex trafficking, specializes in community outreach, advocacy, training and public speaking. Lynn’s focus is advancing prevention and awareness of human trafficking.
Lynn is a consultant for Washington DC’s Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crimes Survivor Forum, The National Survivor Network. She also serves on the advisory board for The Hope Project, a faith-based nonprofit that provides holistic services, counseling, case management and rehab services to victims of sex trafficking. She has also partnered with The Hope Project as she waits to start her own 501c3: SOSC2C (Stomping out Slavery, Coast to Coast). In addition, Lynn is also a Mentor and advisor to the Step-Froward 12-step recovery initiative to aide stability to those affected by human trafficking, as well as advisor to The Sanctum House, a safe shelter that also affords counseling and life skills trainings to victims/survivors.

Victims Hours Presentations

Families of the cases featured will share their story about their loved one and the struggles in an unforgiven journey

Missing – Randy Davis

 

National Candle Light Service

Candle_flame_(1)The annual service is hosted by the CUE Center for Missing Persons in honor of those once missing, now recovered. Families from across the country attend the water front ceremony seeking comfort, supporting the thousands who remain missing in “the unveiling of the wall”. Come and join those left behind for a beautiful tribute along Wilmington’s Cape Fear River front victim testimonies, musical dedication and so much more. Candles will be provided. The service is a part of the weekend long national conference 2016.

Saturday March 18, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm (Open to the public and candles will be provided)

Mistress of Ceremony – Sandra McClammy “The Midday Miss on Coast97.3”

smSandra McClammy aka “Sandra, The Midday Miss” was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. A graduate of the city’s inner city high school, New Hanover High, and the city’s college, UNCW has afforded her an excellent balance. As a teen growing up in the “hood” she vowed to never forget her roots and to grow socially in a manner by which she could have a conversation with anyone. As she grew into an adult, she learned how it is essential to recognize and embrace the desperate educational, social and economic conditions that affect young people. Today she has placed herself in the educational arena and entertainment world and thus educates youth via “edutainment”.

As a dancer and radio personality, Sandra understands how movement and music can provide solstice to the soul. With this Sandra also believes that as an educator it is critical to study and understand how we as adults can continue to help youth succeed despite the overwhelming odds against them. They must believe that they have a significant role in our society. Sandra is a UNCW graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature & Language and a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Among the many boards and committees she serves on from the UNCW Alumni Board of Directors as Vice- Chair, to the Black Arts Alliance of Wilmington, she is also a proud member of the Wilmington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. As a member of worldwide DJ coalition, Core DJs, she is the host and the producer of the syndicated CORE DJ Radio Show. For Cumulus Broadcasting she is the music director and midday host on COAST 97.3. Sandra has been in radio for 17 years.

Guest Speaker –  

 

Reading of the Poem Dedication – Sheree Justus
FB_IMG_1456752898193-1Sheree has been a CUE volunteer since the late 90’s and is dedicated to the cause and the families that suffer a missing loved one. Her search for the right words to address those in need of hope each year are of a great need and one she does with honor.

 

 

 

Vocal Tribute  – TBA

 

National Prayer – Pastor Angie Davis

1383666_719930624686947_377433594_nReverend Angie Davis is fully ordained as a minister of the gospel. She has been in many positions of leadership in and outside of the church. Her present position is as an ordained Elder at Inspirational House of Praise in Leland, NC, where she is also the Praise and Worship leader. She is passionate in her endeavor of preaching and teaching the gospel as well as being a spiritual counselor to those in need.

She is also employed with local Ophthalmologist, Dr. Laura Harris, where she is the Surgical Coordinator. At present, she has been committed to officiating the National Candlelight Vigil Prayer for CUE for many years. It is her prayer that God will give the families comfort and courage as well as Hope through the Word of God and the knowledge that He is always there to lift them up. She is the mother of two children, Matt and Hannah. The grandmother of three, Caleb, Kameron and Savannah. She resides in in Winnabow, NC.

Vocal Tribute – TBA

Candle Light Service Honorees

 

2017 National Conference Registration

January 22, 2015 by  
Filed under National Conference

If you are local and do not need lodging the cost for conference registration is $50.00 per person, includes all of your training materials and meals.

Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center 5032 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28405

Submit Registration: Mailing Address (CUE) PO Box 12714 Wilmington, NC 28405
Ph: (910) 343-1131 or (910) 232-1687 Fax: (910) 399-6137

NOTICE: (This conference is a pre – registration conference ONLY) please contact our center for details, thank you.
Download & print registration application here if you prefer to mail in registration & payment


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$350.00 (this covers one hotel room, all meals and conference materials – handouts)*Shuttle – service will be provided from the airport to hotel for all arrivals and departures (Wilmington International Airport) only.* You can arrive anytime after 3:00 pm on Thursday 3/16/2017 and the conference will end at 1:00 pm on 3/19/2017. The hotel ballroom and other areas are available for your comfort if you have a late departing fight on Sunday.*Please advise us of any special needs or diet request, i.e vegetarian, vegan, other; if you are traveling with a K9 please notify the hotel directly for approval.

You can call CUE to pay by phone with a credit card

Note: Do not contact the hotel to register, the CUE Center for Missing Persons is responsible for submission of the rooming list and providing airport travel arrangements of all conference attendees.

“On The Road To Remember” Missing Persons Tour

July 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured, General, News

This year’s Tour Honoree is TBA

This October 2017 we will set out on tour again to revive cold case of the missing, unsolved homicide and those who have not yet been identified. If you have a case and would like to be considered to be featured, host a rally stop or event, please contact CUE as soon as possible to assure you or your stop can be honored. States we will be traveling through are: NC, SC, GA, FL and out west states are to be determine

WHAT IS A RALLY STOP?

A rally stop is a place that is pre set by anyone who wishes to host one “see below” for suggested person(s). Once a location is secured CUE will inform the host of time and date of arrival. Each stop is one hour and a half  long for whatever program the host wishes to have and feature;  this is your time to bring an awareness to your community of missing persons.

WHAT ARE SOME IDEAS FOR A RALLY STOP?

Candle light or prayer vigils, clothes line display project, lantern launch
Balloon release, flower toss, butterfly release, roadside displays or demonstrations
Display Board, Banners, Signs, Marques
Guest Speakers; law enforcement, town/state dignitaries, community leaders, pastor, etc.
Tribute performances (vocal or dance)
Tables set up for displays of missing persons photos and information
Public event or safety activities
Invite the families of unsolved homicide, missing,  public, family, friends and media (our team will aid in media coverage)

The most important thing is to be creative in your rally stop

WHAT TYPE OF LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN USED FOR RALLY STOPS?

Police – Sheriff or police departments
Government agencies, i.e. Mayor, town hall
Parking lots of stores that have frontage or businesses alike
Home of the families of the missing
Parks of any kind or large grassy areas
Local churches, schools, community buildings

National Tour Purpose and Inspiration

leahoveralls The annual tour was created to generate new interest in cold cases of missing people across our nation. The inspiration came in 2004 from the case of North Carolina college student Leah Roberts, who had gone on a cross-country trip of self-exploration. Her wrecked and abandoned vehicle was found, but Leah is still missing. Leah’s case went cold and interest faded until CUE volunteers set out on a grueling 14-day trip to retrace her route and inform the media of all those who were missing in the path of the tour. In the years to follow, it only seemed right to keep hope alive after families across the country voiced the need for more help and supported the tour idea.

National Tour Objective

The national road tour, called “On the Road to Remember,” is an awareness campaign that focuses on missing persons cases that have gone cold or have not received appropriate media coverage on the local level – much less the national level.. The tour, which travels through many states annually, provides that attention.

In all cases of missing people, it is vital to inform the public of the missing person’s circumstancesO quickly and to disseminate that information to the media and the public. In most cases where details are released immediately to the public through an organized campaign, the public brings forth information that aids in the investigation and or the location of the victim. The media plays a significant role in getting the word out on the behalf of the missing person and should be recognized as a vital resource to any investigation.

Interest in many of the cases we have featured in previous tours has been renewed. The media has learned about local cases they were unaware of; case investigations have been renewed, and searches conducted. Information has resulted in new leads in some cases, and has even helped identify an unknown decedent and in 2008 solved a cold case of twenty eight years. And finally, each tour some of the missing featured have been found from various efforts, which is the main reason we conduct the tour despite the toll it takes on our all-volunteer staff.

It is the belief of the CUE Center for Missing Persons that all investigations, the public, volunteers and the media should work in collaboration on cases involving missing children and adults; until this happens, their will continue to be cases of the missing labeled “cold” or “inactive.”

WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT MY MISSING PERSON

Photo
All vital stats on missing person
Agency and law enforcement contact numbers and web sites concerning missing person
Written consent for your missing person to be featured in the national tour line up

 

 

In Loving Memory of Peggy Carr

September 12, 2010 by  
Filed under General, Spotlight

On April 22,1998  a young lady named Peggy Carr was out running errands in broad daylight, and was in a Wilmington shopping mall parking lot, she was abducted by two men that recently been released from jail and were on “what we know now” over a week long crime spree of stealing, committing murder and unspeakable crimes. Peggy’s remains were recovered 11/18/98  over seven months later in Bladen County, a rural area located in North Carolina.

CUE Center for Missing Persons, although founded in 1994 had never been involved in such a high profiled case like this; later Peggy’s tragic death, her life, the search for her, the recovery and her legacy became the tool that shaped the foundation, of what is known today as the CUE Center (Community United Effort)  is considered by all who are a part of our center the “landmark” case. Peggy Carr’s larger than life photo still hangs today at the doorway of CUE as a reminder of how far we have come.

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Card Program –

October 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Spotlight

Decks of cards featuring 52 cases of unsolved homicides, missing persons, wanted persons and the unidentified in an effort to bring awareness of cold cases.

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Found while on a CUE Search

October 17, 2009 by  
Filed under General

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This turtle was found in the woods while on a search for a young man in North Carolina, a day later his remains were located; since his murder arrest have been made and a successful prosecution followed.

Melinda Harder – DNA Act

October 16, 2009 by  
Filed under General

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CUE aiding in the solving of 28 year old cold case, now working for better laws to serve cases such as Melinda Harder who was missing from Saint Petersburg, Florida and long time childhood freind of CUE founder, Monica Caison.

Update 5/31/2009

Thanks to all the supporters who helped get this law through the first stages and we are assured it will go all the way!




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