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They are the cases that baffle law enforcement, adults and children who vanish, without a trace. Now, News 8 is teaming up with agencies that work to find these people, by shedding light on cases that don’t get enough attention. It’s a new series called, “NY Missing”.
NY Missing: Brian Sullivan Case
It’s an anniversary a local family never thought they’d see. Brian Sullivan disappeared five years ago this weekend
Local families gather in North Carolina to talk about their missing loved ones.
- Family Grieves After Police Identify Body as Alonzo Williams
After nearly four months missing, the search for Alonzo Williams has ended. Police identified Williams as the body found in the Genesee River Friday night.
- NY Missing: Domonique Holley-Grisham
In this month’s NY Missing Report, we are profiling a case of a missing Rochester teen.
- NY Missing
They are the cases that baffle law enforcement, adults and children who vanish, without a trace. Now, News 8 is teaming up with agencies that…
- Sharon Shechter Still Missing After 10 Years
For one local mother, today is an anniversary she hoped would never come. Sandy Poole’s daughter, Sharon Shechter, disappeared ten years ago today.
They are the faces of the missing. They are sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. Every day in the u-s about two thousand children are reported missing. “There is still a serious issue going on here. Kids are at tremendous peril when they are away from the safety of their homes. We work diligently, 24/7 trying to get those kids back where they belong,” says Ed Suk the Executive Director of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
He says missing children are classified into one of four categories. There are the runaways, parental abductions, non family abductions, and stranger abductions. Though very rare, stranger abductions often receive the most attention. Even though every case is serious.
“About 94 percent of those kids are runaways. They’ve left the home for a variety of different reasons and sometime we don’t really give runaways the attention that we should in the general public. People think, we’ll they’ve made the decision to leave so what happens to them is something the created themselves,” Suk says. But, he says, it is a big misunderstanding.
But the reality with runaway kids is that they usually leave because the are running away from something something that makes them uncomfortable or bad. Whether is be an abusive situation at home or family disfunction, what have you and when they leave home, they are never prepared. At all for what they’re about to experience,” says Suk. Many end up on the streets turning to drugs and prostitution to survive.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children makes posters of missing kids. In the hopes that someone will pay attention and help bring the child home. They also reach out to kids before they disappear, educating children on ways to stay safe.
Suk says, “they are always looking to get posters out on a child, because posters are a wonderful way to get the general public in an part of the country to look for that child and look for parent in a family abduction something along those lines.”
Just to give you an idea of the problem. In the U.S. each year roughly 800,000kids go missing.
20,000 of those missing kids are from NY state.
In Monroe County, about 1,000 kids go missing each year.
Suk says, “that’s a large number for a mid-size community like ours here.”
Over the next year, News 8 will be highlighting different cases from around our region and state. Bringing to you some of the cases that investigators need the most help with. You’ll hear from family members who want their loved ones back, and the investigators who work diligently to find them.
The national center has a 1-800 number you can always call with information on cases. It’s 1-800-the-lost.
And if you know of any cases that are in need of attention e-mail us newsroom @rochesterhomepage.Net we will consider them for this segment.
NY Missing: Summer Safety Tips
Inside Kirk Road Elementary School in Greece, kids are brushing up on safety tips just in time for summer break.
Authorities say John Boyer ( Pictured above) pleaded guilty to killing a woman, believed to be a prostitute, in North Carolina. He’s facing charges in two other deaths, one in Tennessee and one in South Carolina.In all three cases, bodies were dumped near interstates.The apparent lack of remorse from Boyer has police officers encouraging their colleagues who work near major highways in the southeast to check their unsolved homicide files and missing person cases.
Community United Effort, CUE Center for Missing Persons has put together its own task force made up of several experts in the field of the UNID, missing persons and researchers form various regions, meeting for the first time last night.
PURPOSE: The project is called “Long Haul Territory Killer”. We hope to combine all the cases we have first hand knowledge of, compiled together with existing case facts, interviews and information gathered over the years in reference to any links to John Wayne Boyer.The team has already publicly named a few cases of concern and have reached out to a some investigators on cold cases this past week.
OBJECTIVE: The team will be erecting a web site in an effort to aid investigators on a nation level with tips, cases submissions and facts to help identified cases of unsolved homicides, unidentified decedents and active missing person cases that have lingered for years across the nation.
How we got our name:
Definition Territory: any tract of land; district
Long Haul: a journey over a long distance, esp one involving the transport of goods
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Phone: (910) 343-1131
PO Box 12714
Wilmington, NC USA 28405
News 14 Carolina in cooperation with the Cue Center for Missing Persons in Wilmington, is taking a closer look at some unsolved missing persons cases around our state.
One of the oldest unsolved missing person cases in North Carolina is getting another look by investigators. Leila and 4-year-old Mary Bryan went missing on May 10, 1941 in Carolina Beach. Shortly after they disappeared, the case received national attention. However to this day, no one really knows what happened to the mother and daughter duo.
The case of a father from Rowan County is getting a fresh look from the CUE Center for missing persons. Michael Rustin, 33, also known as Mikey, disappeared in April of 2009. His family now hopes that anyone with information will come forward. Food and fellowship is family tradition at the Rustin home. And even with everyone not present, thoughts and memories of Mikey are everywhere.
Jessica Lowery, 25, disappeared in December of 2005 from Robeson County. Her family now hopes that anyone with information will come forward. Since her disappearance, there has been little to no information in the case.
Two missing persons cases in Hoke County are getting a fresh look from investigators. Both Troy Jacobs and Roger Chambers’ case puzzles detectives because there are few clues to work from. However, family members and law enforcement hold out hope that someone knows details that will help investigators.
The search continued this weekend for a Wilkes County man who has been missing for more than two years.
Every month, News 14 Carolina in cooperation with the Cue Center for Missing Persons takes a closer look at some unsolved missing persons cases from around our state. While our stories have generated numerous tips, too many cases go unsolved.
Asha Degree was nine years old when she walked out of her home near Shelby in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day, 2000. Motorists saw the young girl walking highway 18 at 4 a.m., but she was never to be seen again.
Kimberly Thrower disappeared in April of 2004 while waiting at her school bus stop near her Laurinburg home. The Scotland County teenager never made it to school that day. Her case is now getting a second look from investigators as family members hold out hope for answers.
Four-year-old Tristen “Buddy” Myers disappeared from his rural Sampson County home nearly a decade ago. His disappearance unfolded just months after the boy came to live with relatives in North Carolina. Roseboro residents and investigators still hold out hope they will find out what happened.
Leah Roberts went missing in 2004. The NC State grad disappeared while on a cross country trip. Her case is the inspiration for the Cue Center’s annual Road Tour. Now volunteers set out on a grueling journey bringing attention to other unsolved cases, including some from right here in North Carolina.
An Appalachian State freshman was visiting friends on Spring Break. That is the last time anyone would hear from Virginia Wood, 19, from Beaufort County. Her trip was in 2007 and now her case has grown cold.
After 10 years, daughter still searching for missing mom
Ten years have passed since Pamela Bradshaw disappeared from Wilmington. Now her only child is back in town handing out fliers and meeting with the investigators on the case.
Missing children often dominate headlines. But across North Carolina, there are hundreds of adults who disappear, leaving family members distraught and with many questions.
Family and friends lit candles Saturday night in honor of murder victims and those still missing. The candlelight service wrapped up the Cue Center’s annual conference this weekend.
After 31 years of not knowing, Donna Green could be a step closer to finding her missing child, all because of a chance meeting with world renowned forensic artist Diana Trepkov.
At first, investigators thought Shonda Stansbury, a woman who went missing in 2006, may have left on her own, but a 911 call a few days later told a different story.
Debbie Key disappeared from a Carrboro bar in 1997. Authorities believe she was murdered, but her body was never found. A man even confessed to killing her, but that admission was thrown out, leaving friends and family wondering if justice will ever be served.
Two families continue to search for answers in the case of two missing women. Priscilla Rogers, 41, and Pamela Bradshaw, 47, both lived in Wilmington.
22-year-old Jamie Fraley was last seen in April of 2008 in Gaston County, near Charlotte. Family members describe her as a vibrant young person with a full life in front of her.
The last time anyone saw mother of two Angela Hudson was in September of 2001. Hudson disappeared on a day she and her aunt planned to spend together.
Four women from different areas of Brunswick County who all have similar backgrounds went missing in a seven-year period. Now, their families and Brunswick County authorities are looking for help in the cold cases.
24-year-old Kyle Fleischmann went missing in November of 2007 after a night out in Uptown Charlotte. And although it’s been almost two years since he disappeared, the family’s search continues.
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Vertasha McCullough-White sits in prison, serving a 20-year sentence for killing her daughter, 4-year-old Kynande Bennett, in 2002. The S.C. girl was reported missing in Whiteville but her body was never found.
If you have any information about these cases please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons using the contact form below or contact Cue Center at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tipline (910) 232-1687.
All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.
CUE’S SEARCH EFFORT
You can help make a difference by supporting the CUE Center for Missing Persons in its online campaign in an effort to raise funds for their continued search effort for missing children and adults; CUE (Community United Effort) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt national organization.
In 1994 the CUE Center for Missing Persons was founded to aid cases of missing persons; funded entirely by donations, and staffed by volunteers. CUE Founder Monica Caison, has dedicated her life to the plight of missing people; which is focused on finding the missing by way of investigation and active search efforts, advocating for their causes, and supporting their families. Since its inception, CUE has helped more than 9,000 families in what is often the most confusing and desperate times of their lives.
Thank you for any consideration.
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.