Tag Archive: Missing

St. Louis veteran goes missing after leaving to buy car on craigslist

 Robert Polk

Robert Polk

22-year-old Robert Polk of St. Louis has been missing since Saturday after leaving to go buy a car on craigslist. Mr. Polk had previously served in the Army and had recently saved up enough money to buy a new car.

Polk was last seen around 7 p.m. on October 3, wearing a black sweatshirt and black sweatpants.

Anyone with information on Robert Polk’s whereabouts should contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department at 314-444-5309.

Unfortunately this is a recurring event. Just this year Taylor S. Clark of Illinois and Bud and June Runion of Georgia were both killed after going to buy cars on craigslist. Criminals will either advertise a popular car at a lower than usual price or advertise a classic car that is hard to come by. Usually the goal is robbery, insisting that the buyer brings cash, but occasionally it ends up in murder.

I pray to God that is not the case here.

TN man missing after leaving for craigslist job

George Higgins

George Higgins

34-year-old George Higgins of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, has been missing for close to a month. He left his home in order to take a maintenance job that he found on craigslist. His family spoke with him the day the job was supposed to start and that was the last time they spoke with him. The last location for Higgins’ cell phone was almost 90 miles away in Mineral Bluff, Georgia.

If you may have seen George Higgins call Soddy Daisy Police at 423-332-3577

As much as I’m praying for Mr. Higgins to be returned safely to his family I can’t help but be reminded of Richard Beasley of Ohio. Beasley used phony craigslist employment ads to lure several men to their deaths in order to steal their identities so he could avoid prosecution for other crimes. However I hope to God that’s not the case here.

Detroit woman missing after Backpage date

Cynthia Worthy

Cynthia Worthy

23-year-old Cynthia Worthy of Detroit went missing on Friday after meeting a man for a date. The CBS Local article says that Ms. Worthy met the man on a “social media escorting website”, however news station WXYZ states they met through Backpage. While Backpage is infamous for allegedly facilitating over 80% of all online prostitution in the US it does in fact have a personals section.

Worthy is described as a black female, 5 feet, 3 inches tall and around 200 lbs. with a medium complexion, red and auburn hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt with stone washed bottoms and tan sandals.

Anyone who has seen Worthy or may know of her whereabouts is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-2200.

My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family that she is returned without harm.

UPDATE 8/18/015: Tragically Ms. Worthy’s body has been found.

Missing TN teen last seen with sex offender she met on Kik (Update: Both Found)

Hayleigh Wilson

Hayleigh Wilson

14-year-old Hayleigh Wilson of Surgoinsville, Tennessee, was last seen in a Marion, North Carolina, Wal-Mart this past Tuesday with a 41-year-old sex offender, Benjamin Shook of Georgia. The pair is said to have met on the instant messaging app Kik.

As I have posted in the past Kik is a well know too in the arsenal of pedophiles and sex offenders to meet victims. Also a smart phone does not necessarily need to even be active for Kik to be used as long as a wi-fi connection can be found.

Ben Shook

Ben Shook

Shook was released from prison in 2014 and was registered as a sex offender but never updated his information after that.

An Amber Alert has been issued

Shook was wearing a blue shirt with “Ford” written on it, dark shorts and a camouflage baseball hat. He has multiple tattoos.

Hayleigh was wearing a flowery shirt.

Hayleigh and Shook may be in a 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Maroon in color with Tennessee tag D6020D.

If you have any information on Hayleigh Wilson or Ben Shook, contact the Surgionsville Police Department at 423-272-7121 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

My prayers go out to her family for her safe return.

UPDATE: The vehicle they had been driving has been found in Grayson County, Virginia, but neither Hayleigh nor Shook have been found as of yet.

UPDATE 6/29/2015: Here are some security cam photos recently released out of Virginia.



The US Marshalls are now offering a reward for information that leads to Hayleigh’s safe return.

The pair is also said to have received a ride from an unsuspecting stranger and are believed to be on foot in the area near Sugar Grove, Virginia.


UPDATE 7/6/2015: Investigators have released new photos of Shook.



UPDATE 7/6/2015 II: Police now believe the pair to be in the vicinity of Rural Retreat, Virginia.

UPDATE 7/7/2015: Both Hayleigh Wilson and Shook have been found alive by US Marshalls in Virginia. A press conference is scheduled for later today.

UPDATE 7/7/2015 II: Hayleigh was recovered unharmed while Shook was taken in without incident. The press conference can also be seen at that link.

Illinois man’s disappearance may have craigslist connection

Taylor S. Clark

Taylor S. Clark

19-year-old Taylor S. Clark of Madison County, Illinois has been missing since yesterday around 10:30 am local time. He may have been going to meet someone about selling his 2007 Nissan 350ZX that he had advertised on craigslist.

Clark is described as a white male standing 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds. He has light brown shorter hair and a full facial mustache and beard.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Clark or his vehicle, or may have information about his disappearance is asked to call the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 618-692-4433, the investigation line at 618-692-0871, or the anonymous tip line at 618-296-3000.

Please share this and the news story I linked to especially if you live in the area, but please share it even if you don’t.

My prayers go out to Taylor’s friends and family in hopes of a safe return.

UPDATE 5/6/2015: Taylor’s car was found in Hazelwood, Missouri, but so far he has not been found. For what it’s worth it’s about a 40 minute drive from Madison County to Hazelwood according to Google Maps.

Arrest made in disappearance of SC mom who went on Kik date


Police in South Carolina have arrested 30-year-old Edward Bonilla and charged him with obstruction of justice in the disappearance of Ashley Pegram.

Police say that Bonilla allegedly told them that he dropped Ashley off at a gas station but surveillance footage shows Ashley get out of a car at the gas station and get back in. Then Bonilla is said to have changed his story and claims that he dropped her off near a trailer park.

What really has me fearing for Ashley’s safety is that her family says that Bonilla posed on Kik as an 18-year-old and called himself “Emoney Bon”. This is an old trick used by a number of child predators in order to lure younger victims. While Ashley is 28 by all reports she looks much younger than her age.

I’m still hoping against hope and praying to God that she’ll be found alive.

Edward Bonilla

Edward Bonilla

Pegram is described as a white female, approximately 5’01” and 140 pounds. She has brown shoulder length hair, brown eyes, and wears black framed glasses. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and black flip flops with sparkles.

If you have any information on Pegram’s whereabouts, call Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office at 843-832-0333, or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

SC mother disappears after Kik date


28-year-old Ashley Pegram of Summerville, South Carolina, disappeared on April 4th after leaving for a date with a man she is said to have met on the smart phone messaging app Kik. Police know the man she left on the date with but he has not been named a suspect at this time. He claims he dropped her off intoxicated a half mile from her home. Her family says that this is very uncharacteristic behavior for the mother of three.

Pegram is described as a white female, approximately 5’01” and 140 pounds. She has brown shoulder length hair, brown eyes, and wears black framed glasses. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and black flip flops with sparkles.

If you have any information on Pegram’s whereabouts, call Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office at 843-832-0333, or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

I pray that she’s found safe and unharmed.

Elderly Ga. couple missing after leaving for craigslist deal

 Bud and June Runion

Bud and June Runion

Authoirties in Georgia are currently searching for Bud and June Runion of Marietta, Georgia. The couple have been missing since Thursday after leaving to go look at a classic Mustang that was advertised on craigslist in McRae, Georgia.

The Runions’ family have set up a Facebook page in hopes of getting information out to help find the couple.

Bud Runion 5’9 was last seen wearing a corduroy collared shirt and a blue canvas jacket.

June Runion 5’6 was last seen wearing a pair of tan or beige slacks and a plaid shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or The Cobb County Police Department.

According to Google the Cobb County Police Department phone number is (770) 499-3900.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of the Runions and I pray that they are returned safely,

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UPDATE 1/25/2015: Police have named a suspect in 28-year-old Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns. He is currently at large and believed to be the last person the Runions talked to on the phone and has allegedly given false information to investigators.

Ronnie "Jay" Adrian Towns

Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns

Anyone with information about the couple’s whereabouts is asked to call Cobb County Police at 770-499-3900.

Cal State student missing after selling car on craigslist

Abdullah Alkadi

Abdullah Alkadi

23-year-old Abdullah Alkadi, who attends Cal State-Northridge, has been missing since Wednesday after selling his car on craigslit. Police have found his car but the new owner says they have nothing to do with the disappearance.

Alkadi is of Middle Eastern descent and stands at 5 feet, 3 inches. He weighs 110 pounds.

Police say Alkadi was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and beige shorts.

Anyone with information as to Alkadi’s whereabouts was asked to call Detective Carlton from the LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 during non-business hours or on weekends.


I’ll post more details as they become available however I hope I can delete this post after he’s found safe.

Remains of Amy Ahonen found

Remains of Amy Ahonen, missing since 2011, located, family confirms:

Family: Remains of missing Denver woman, Amy Ahonen, found in 2 locations in metro Denver:

Amy Ahonen

Amy Ahonen

The family of Amy Ahonen has said that Amy’s remains have been found in two separate parts of the Denver area. She went missing back in 2011 under mysterious circumstances.

At the time of her disappearance Amy’s sister said that Amy placed an ad for a roommate on craigslist and that a guy who responded to the ad made her fear for her safety. Since that time I have not heard whether or not police have investigated that avenue. So far no arrests have been made in Amy’s disappearance.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Amy’s family and friends.