The family of a murdered man hopes a large reward will help police catch a killer. The deadly shooting happened seven years on the eve of the victim’s 25th birthday. Family and friends passed out flyers with Steven Lemos’ picture. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for February, 2010
Feb 25 2010
Feb 24 2010
SALT LAKE CITY – After 13 years, the murder mystery of Rosie Tapia still puzzles investigators.
Now, they’re again asking the public’s help and are willing to pay for any information that would lead to Rosie’s killer.
It was August 1995, when Rosie Tapia’s mother found her daughter’s bedroom empty. Rosie was abducted. The next day, her body was found floating in the Jordan River. She had been raped and killed. Read the rest of this entry »
Feb 23 2010
The FBI and Gurnee Illinois Police announced a reward of up to $20,000 Wednesday for information leading to identification and arrest of the man who shot at police and robbed the Community Trust Credit Union.
The FBI is offering the reward “primarily because of the violent nature of the crime,” said Ross Rice, spokesman from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“We’re hoping (the reward) attracts media and the public’s attention,” Rice said.
Witnesses described the bandit as an black man, 6 feet to 6-feet, 2-inches tall. The suspect, who acted alone in the Jan. 28 robbery, was a wearing all black clothing and a mask.
Authorities said the man forced entry at 7 p.m. when the credit union on Route 41 in Gurnee was closing. He used plastic zip ties to bind the hands of employees.
After he was unable to open the credit union vault, he fled and spotted an officer who was responding to the robbery, according to authorities. He shot at the officer before running behind a nearby building and possibly to a waiting vehicle. The officer was not injured, the news release stated.
Anyone with information is asked call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.
Feb 22 2010
*REWARD* The Mother of Shawn R. McMillan, Michaela E. Mahoney, hereby offers a $125,000 Reward for new information leading to the arrest and FELONY conviction of the person(s) responsible for the shooting death of Tarpon Springs resident, Shawn R. McMillan on September 02, 2001. The crimes and conviction for which the reward is offered are as follows: Felony Manslaughter or Murder or Culpable Negligence Manslaughter committed by the person or persons responsible for the death of Shawn R. McMillan. This offer for an award expires at midnight December 31, 2012. The above described information must be received no later than midnight December 31, 2012. The informant will not be eligible for a reward if the period has expired before submission of the information. The reward shall be payable only upon conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime(s) as described above. Claims must be in writing and the provider must be willing to submit to deposition(s), to provide the information to law enforcement, the state attorney and other investigators necessary for trial and to testify in court regarding said information. Grounds for rejecting claims:
2. Payment would be contrary to state laws;
3. The family already knew the information or it was available in accessible public records;
4. The information was determined by the efforts of federal investigators, state investigators or any grand jury appointed for purposes of this or other investigation(s) involving the Tarpon Springs Police Department. * Local police and/or county deputies may claim the reward for coming forward on their own with previously unknown or concealed information, (not including investigations described in # 4 above), leading to any of the felony convictions described above. If more than one (1) person provides information leading to said conviction(s), the $125,000 reward hereby offered, shall be divided between those providing such information in a proportion which a panel of three (3) members of the Florida Bar Association in good standing (chosen by the Mother of Shawn McMillan), deem just, based on the contribution of each person providing the information, resulting in the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s). Information may be submitted to this website at Contact Page or firstname.lastname@example.org or you may write or call:
P.O. Box 1012
Palm Harbor, Florida 34682
Tel: (727) 942 – 0660
Cell: (727) 804 – 8000
Feb 22 2010
Dr. Cherryl Lamont Pearson was a pediatrician from Bartlett, TN. She was last seen at around 1:00 a.m. on January 5, 2002. Phone records show that she received a call placed from a nearby convenience store payphone at around 2:00 the same morning. Her car was found in a nearby apartment complex a couple of days later but Dr. Pearson was never seen or heard from again.
Anyone with information regarding Cherryl Pearson or her disappearance should contact the FBI Field Office in Memphis at (901) 747-4300.
Dr. Cherryl Pearson’s parents have contributed to a $41,000 dollar reward fund, hoping for information about what happened to her.
Date of birth: August 21, 1964 Date missing: January 5, 2002
Feb 19 2010
Update: MCCLEARY, Wash. – The reward for information about a young McCleary girl who vanished without a trace in 2009 has been increased to $35,000, the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department announced.
$35,000 MISSING CHILD REWARD
McCLEARY, Wash. — Officials have announced a larger reward for information in the disappearance of a young girl missing since last summer, and investigators are planning a renewed search effort.
Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott on Wednesday said a reward of $20,000 is available for anyone who helps find Lindsey Baum, who vanished June 26 after leaving a friend’s house to walk home.
The new money, which ups the reward from the previous offer of $10,000, is being provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Scott said.
Lindsey was 10 years old when she vanished; now she’d be 11, and her family is holding out hope that someone will come forward with information.
“Our world is standing still,” said Lindsey’s mom, Melissa Baum. “It’s hard to stand here and watch the entire world keep going on when we’re just frozen in time waiting for her to come home.
“If there’s anybody who knows anything, even if you suspect something, if you would just please call law enforcement.”
Investigators have received hundreds of tips, but no substantial leads. Volunteer searches have turned up nothing but frustration.
Over the last six months, Lindsey’s mother and the police chief appeared on a national TV programs to urge anyone with information to call investigators, and Lindsey was even featured on the cover of People Magazine.
FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ron Twersky said a new group of investigators has been looking at the case to provide an outside review and offer suggestions on how to re-start the search for Lindsey.
Twersky said agents will be going over old ground, searching many of the areas they looked at before and talking with many of the people who have already been interviewed.
The FBI will also be employing several new tactics, Twersky said, but he would not detail what those efforts would entail.
Lindsey’s mom, meanwhile, is not giving up.
“Lindsey if you can hear me, I love you and I’m not going to stop looking for you, I swear,” she said. “I will bring you home.”
Feb 18 2010
1-4-11 Update: CLEVELAND, Ga - The brother of Kristi Cornwell, who disappeared while walking near her parents’ home more than a year ago, found his sister’s burned, skeletal remains on New Year’s Day in the north Georgia woods after one of his many hours of diligent searching.
Cornwell, a 38-year-old former probation officer, disappeared in August 2009 in Union County. Her boyfriend, who was talking to her on her cell phone at the time, told police that she said a vehicle appeared to be following her and he overheard a struggle moments later.
Richard Cornwell found his sister’s remains Saturday while conducting his own search of a 2-square-mile area using information given to him by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said GBI Director Vernon Keenan on Monday. Investigators had planned to search that land this month because cell phone records indicated the primary suspect, James Carringer, was there the night that Cornwell disappeared.
Carringer, 42, killed himself in May after a standoff with Atlanta police who were trying to arrest him on charges that he raped a teenager in Gilmer County. Police in Montgomery, Ala., said Carrin
The family of a missing Blairsville, Ga., woman — who police say was abducted while talking to her boyfriend on her phone — hopes that a $50,000 reward will help turn up clues in her disappearance.
Kristi Cornwell disappeared from Blairsville, GA on Aug. 11, 2009. Her family announced the $50,000 award in a recent statement.
The family said the money will be awarded for information leading to Cornwell’s safe return and/or the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for her disappearance.
Feb 17 2010
On Monday, February 2, 2009, at approximately 11 a.m., deputies in the city of Stanton were dispatched to 12331 Beach Boulevard. This is the location of a business known as Golden Sun Homes. The owner called 911 to report that upon arrival at the business he discovered two people inside and they were not breathing. The owner would later identify these two subjects as his son, 42-year-old Matthew Francis Scott and his long time secretary, 50-year-old Elizabeth Ann Palmer.
After securing the scene deputies would find out that Elizabeth’s white, 2004 Lexus GS300 (CA-5FYP194) was missing from its normal parking space. Homicide Investigators arrived on the scene and began an intensive investigation. Several interviews were conducted with known associates, family members and adjacent business owners. None of the interviews revealed any type of motive or potential suspect. Several steps have been taken to locate Elizabeth’s missing vehicle including using regional and international resources across the border into Mexico, however, the vehicle has yet to be located. All aspects of this case have been thoroughly investigated including all business and personal activities associated with both victims, their families, the business owners and their associates but nothing has given investigators any motive for their murders. Orange County Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators believe there is someone out there that may have assisted the perpetrator in some way or there are people in the area of the business that have knowledge of the murders that may be willing to come forward with some incentive. Elizabeth’s husband, Richard Palmer also believes there is someone out there with information that will help solve this case and is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this callous crime. Richard and other family members will be at Sheriff’s Headquarters, 550 North Flower Street, Santa Ana, CA. on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. to offer the reward. For further information please contact Media Relations at (714) 647-7042.
Feb 16 2010
The details surrounding the disappearance of four-year old Daniel Barter 50 years ago have been washed away by time. In the summer of 1959, Barter and his family were enjoying a camping and fishing trip near Perdido Bay, AL when the little boy went for a walk in the woods…and vanished.
Five decades later, the cold case is heating up. Tuesday night, the hit CBS series “Without a Trace” featured the Barter case which could jump-start a new investigation.
“I don’t know why they haven’t found any remains,” says Foley insurance agent Charlie Hebert. Hebert was Baldwin County’s Civil Defense Director in 1959 and remembers organizing a search for the little boy. “The military went in the woods hand-in-hand through the woods. It was very dense undergrowth.”
Hebert hopes investigators will find answers.
“No, I don’t think he’s alive. I think he was either picked up by people that came through there or was eaten by alligators,” says Hebert.
But Hebert says finding closure could be difficult.
The Baldwin County AL Sheriff’s Office and the FBI are investigating. Detectives are offering a five-thousand dollar reward in the Barter case.
Feb 16 2010
Name: McLEAN, FREDERICK CECIL
Alias: McCLEAN, FREDERICK; McCLEAN, RICK;
Race ………………………………White or White Hispanic
Date of Birth ………………….. 02/15/1951
Height …………………………… 5’11″
Weight …………………………… 170 pounds
Charge …………………………..Child Molestation
Any information can be reported to U.S. Marshal Headquarters (800) 336-0102.
McLean is charges with numerous counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age
of 14. Investigations into the assaults found that McLean lures his
victims into trusting him, and then uses that trust to molest and
manipulate his victims. Investigators have identified numerous
victims and believe McLean may be seeking new victims. McLean
has been described as being very intelligent and methodical;
planning everything he does to the smallest detail. He may have
over $100,000 in cash at his disposal. McLean may have changed
his appearance to aid in his – ight from justice. Investigators say
McLean is considered armed and dangerous.
• McLean’s interests include: auto mechanic, vintage race cars, and outdoor camping. McLean has
experience as an outdoorsman.
• Fredrick McLean, a former member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization, is wanted for sexual
assaults on multiple children entrusted to his care over a 20 year period.
• McLean’s character traits are: nancially frugal, meticulous, organized, pays by cash. He is believed to
be earning a living by restoring old vehicles and various custom jobs on cars, trucks or motor homes.
• McLean should be considered armed and dangerous.
• McLean may have assumed a new alias or identity.