Tag Archive: Missing

TN man missing after hiring caretaker from craigslist

TN man missing after hiring caretaker from craigslist

Ellis Vogt and ‘Janie’

59-year-old Ellis Vogt, of Fayette County, Tennessee, has been missing from his some since at least July 30th. Police are also looking for a woman known only as ‘Janie’, whom Vogt hired off of craigslist to work as a caregiver. Vogt has previously had a stroke and requires medication.

The unknown woman and Vogt may be traveling in Mr. Vogt’s 1999 dark green Plymouth Voyager with Tennessee handicap license plate 100DD31.

If you have information about where these two may be, call the Fayette County Sheriff’s hotline at 901-466-0030.

I’ll post updates as they become available and as time allows.

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.

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

AshleyPegram

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

AshleyPegram

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.

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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.