Saturday, February 27, 2016

Stephanie Warner- Missing on the 4th of July 2013 from Oregon

BY DARK SLEUTH

(Updated on 3/28/2016: Embedded "Missing in America" Dateline NBC video.)
 (Updated on 3/30/2016: Added Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon Tip Line & Reward info)
(Updated 4/16/2016: Added NamUs Case Profile)

                                        Missing Poster from NBC Dateline's "Missing in America" Series


At the time of her disappearance in 2013, Stephanie Warner lived in Ruch, Oregon. She was 45 years-old, an animal loverformer proprietor of the restaurant, Magnolia Grill, and also a person committed to volunteer work in her community.  


She was last seen on the Fourth of July 2013.  That day she attended the Ashland Independence Day Parade where she was filmed walking alongside a float she helped create for the Jackson County Fuel Committee. The JCFC is an organization dedicated to helping low-income residents of Jackson County have access to heating fuel.  


Warner was last seen wearing black pants and pink tank top.  She drove a Green Nissan X-Terra.  She wore a distinctive cross necklace and had several tattoos.  

Please watch this Youtube video for more identifying photos and information on Stephanie Warner:




Thursday, February 18, 2016

Have You Seen John Beck? Missing since February 9, 2016

BY DARK SLEUTH





UPDATE: On Friday, February 19, there was a possible sighting of John Beck in Sebastopol, California.  The family conducted physical searches in Sebastopol on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 20 -21.) with no results.  They are continuing to search the San Francisco area. Please visit their site for more info:


This is an active missing persons investigation and you can help.

John Beck is a 73 year-old man from Alameda, California, who went missing on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.  

On that day, he was dropped off at the 1300 block of Clay Street in Oakland at 9 a.m. for an appointment for which he did not show. 

A few minutes later, he was caught on security camera footage boarding the 9:06 a.m. Millbrae-bound train at the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station.  

Incredibly, an Instagram user posted a picture of The Golden Gate Bridge at Land's End trail in San Francisco and captured what is believed to be an image of John Beck walking the trail on the day he disappeared. 

Per the family's site, www.facebook.com/findjohnbeck, the picture was taken at 12:08 p.m. three hours after John Beck boarded the 9:06 a.m. BART train.  

                                 This is the Instagram photo:

Monday, February 15, 2016

Rashawn Brazell - Unsolved Murder in the NYC Subway

BY DARK SLEUTH

UPDATED 2-22-2017:

After 12 years, authorities have arrested and charged a man with Rashawn Brazell's murder.

Read more here: 


                                           Rashawn Brazell, photo from 2004 (Source: NY Daily News)

Eleven years ago, on Valentine's Day 2005, 19 year-old Rashawn Brazell left his home around 7:30 a.m. in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn, NY. A few hours later, his mother, Desire Brazell, became concerned when he did not show up for their scheduled Valentine's Day lunch.  

She had reason to worry.  Rashawn had gone missing.  Three days later, all of New York City would know what happened in one of the city's most grisly murders.   

Warning: The details of this case are disturbing.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Do You Recognize This Voice? The Amber Tuccaro Case

BY DARK SLEUTH


Amber Tuccaro was only 20 years old when she went missing from Nisku in Alberta, Canada on August 18, 2010.  At the time, Tuccaro was traveling with her 14 month old son, and a female friend.  They were on their way to visit the city of Edmonton.  In order to save money, they planned on spending the night in a motel in Nisku.  

Unfortunately, Tuccaro decided to go ahead into Edmonton that same night. She left her son with her friend and hitchhiked. She was never seen alive again.  Astonishingly, the last conversation she had on her cellphone may have captured the voice of her killer.  

Monday, February 1, 2016

China's Stolen Children - Part I

    BY DARK SLEUTH

                               
                              Financial Times December 2, 2015  China's Missing Children
                  Chen Shengkuan tries to find his son, Zhaoyuan, who was taken in January 2015 from a                                                             village near the city of Zhanjiang.


For years, China has had a  major problem.  

According to the US Department of State, an estimated 20,000 children are abducted yearly in China.  Chinese state media places that number closer to 200,000 child abductions a year.  Although there is no consensus on reported figures, what remains is a devastating problem.  

                  Why are so many Chinese children abducted?