Resolved Cases
All cases profiled in this section feature individuals who were missing and have been located. Investigations may continue in certain instances (i.e. homicide).

Certain cases are not listed in this section at the request of the victim's family members or law enforcement officials.

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Rosemma Mendenhall
Mendenhall

Mendenhall, 46, disappeared from Eureka, California in 1990. She had a transient lifestyle and as a result she wasn't reported missing for several years. Her mummified remains were found in a culvert east of Corning, California in October 1990; she'd been stabbed to death. She wasn't identified until June 2015. Her murder is under investigation.

Source Information:
The Chico Enterprise-Record

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Hipolito Paxtor-Gomez
Hipolito

Hipolito, 17, ran away from his San Fernando, California home on December 1, 2005. He was found safe in June 2015.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Guadalupe Vasquez
Guadalupe

Guadalupe, 13, ran away from her Graniteville, South Carolina home on December 5, 2010. She was found safe in June 2015.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Ruth Flores
Ruth

Ruth, 16, ran away from her San Diego, California home on May 25, 2012. She was found safe in June 2015.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Justin Edward Kestel
Justin

Justin, 1, was abducted by his non-custodial father from Lorena, Texas on June 21, 1992. In June 2015, Justin's father was located in Medina, New York and arrested. He and his son had been going by the last name Bambenek and Justin, who is now 24, had graduated high school in Medina and is now enrolled in college. His searching mother hopes to be reunited with him.

Source Information:
The Daily Mail

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Justin Manuel Romero and Moises Arnulfo Romero
Justin Moises

Justin, 9, and Moises, 10, were abducted by their non-custodial grandparents from San Francisco, California on February 19, 2005. The boys were found safe in June 2015.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Mark Anthony Ysasaga
Mark

Mark, 15, disappeared from Lubbock, Texas on June 13, 2012. In May 2015, Jose Angel Simental was charged with his murder. Mark's body was recovered the following month, on private property near 120th Street and Highway 87. He had been shot to death.

Source Information:
KFYO 790

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Nayley Gutierrez
Nayley

Nayley, 13, ran away from her Exeter, California home on September 6, 2012. She was found safe in June 2015.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Jamie Jazmin Zubia-Hernandez
Jamie

Jamie, 13, disappeared from Wathena, Kansas on June 9, 2012. She ran away from her foster home and traveled to Kansas City, Kansas. In May 2015, nearly three years later, Jamie was killed in a shootout in Kansas City. She was sixteen years old.

Source Information:
The Kansas City Star

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Melissa Marie Bustamante
Melissa

Melissa, 2, was abducted by her non-custodial mother from Miami, Florida on August 3, 1998. She was found safe in May 2015.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Marina Tiffany Kaneda
Marina

Marina, 4, was abducted by her non-custodial mother from Honolulu, Hawaii on May 21, 2004. She was found safe in May 2015.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Joel Guye
Guye

Guye, 43, disappeared from Cloudcroft, New Mexico on April 23, 2006. In October 2013, his body was found only about a mile from where he was last seen. It was identified in January 2014. Foul play is not suspected in his death.

Source Information:
The El Paso Times

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John Gilbert Farfan
Farfan

Farfan, 50, disappeared from Santa Rosa, California on February 22, 2011. In December 2013, his remains were found in a creek bed in Shiloh Ranch Regional Park. He was identified in May 2015. His death is under investigation.

Source Information:
Healdsburg Patch

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Danielle Nicole Bertolini
Bertolini

Bertolini, 23, disappeared from Fortuna, California on January 29, 2014. In March 2015, her skull was found near the Eel River, upstream from Howe Creek. It was identified in May. Authorities believe she was the victim of a homicide.

Source Information:
The North Coast Journal

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Eric Haider
Haider

Haider, 30, disappeared from Dickinson, North Dakota on May 24, 2012. In May 2015, three years almost to the day since his disappearance, his body was found buried at a construction site, near where he was last seen. His death is under investigation.

Source Information:
KOTA News

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Fremont Carl O'Berg Jr.
Oberg

O'Berg, 52, disappeared from Miami County, Kansas on January 6, 1992. In May 2015, his car was pulled out of Hillsdale Lake with his body inside. O'Berg did suffer from health issues, but due to the decomposition of the body authorities haven't been able to determine the cause of death.

Source Information:
The Kansas City Star
CBS News

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Virginia Hollingsworth
Hollingsworth

Hollingsworth, 38, disappeared from Metairie, Louisiana on February 28, 1996. She was later found deceased. Further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
Louisiana Repository for Unidentified & Missing People

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Kayla Sue Bergen
Bergen

Bergen, 36, disappeared from Las Vegas, Nevada in September 1995. She was later found deceased, but years passed before she was identified. Further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
8 News Las Vegas

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Adolfo Nohpal Rodriguez
Adolfo

Adolfo, 14, ran away from Casa Grande, Arizona on February 16, 2012. He was found safe in May 2015.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Jesus Javier Blanco
Jesus

Jesus, 13, ran away from Litchfield Park, Arizona on July 3, 2010. He was found safe in May 2015.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Elisabeth Martinsson
Martinsson

Martinsson, 21, disappeared from Kentfield, California on January 17, 1982. Her remains were found outside a forest in San Francisco about thirty years later, but they weren't identified until May 2015. The cause of death is unknown and Martinsson's death remains under investigation. Her body will be returned to her native Sweden for burial.

Source Information:
The Local

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Alondra Diaz-Garcia
Alondra

Alondra, 4, was abducted by her non-custodial father from Houston, Texas on June 1, 2007. She was found safe in May 2015, when her father voluntarily agreed to return her to her mother from Mexico.

Source Information:
CBC News

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Anne Josette Hill
Anne

Anne, 16, disappeared from Edmond, Oklahoma on April 11, 2014. In October, Chloe Thomas and Chadd Raymond were charged with her murder. Both suspects confessed to killing her and dumping her body, but couldn't recall exactly where. Anne's body was located in a rural area of McClain County, Oklahoma in May 2015. Thomas and Raymond are awaiting trial.

Source Information:
The Edmond Sun

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Michael Bradyn Fuksa
Fuksa

Fuksa, 22, disappeared from Wheatland, Wyoming on July 16, 2009. In May 2015, hikers found his remains in the Wolf Creek area near Casper, Wyoming. His death was ruled a suicide; he'd shot himself in the head.

Source Information:
The Casper Tribune

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Misti Michelle Whitfield
Whitfield

Whitfield, 35, disappeared from Tampa, Florida on May 2, 2013. Her remains were found in Tampa in October 2014, but authorities haven't disclosed much information about her death.

Source Information:
The Tampa Tribune

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Nilsa Haydie Arizmendi, Melanie Ruth Camilini and Daniel Whistnant
Arizmendi Camilini Whistnant

Camilini, 29, disappeared from Waterbury, Connecticut sometime in January 2003. Whistnant, who was transgendered and often went by the name Janice Roberts, disappeared from New Britain, Connecticut on June 25, 2003. Arizmendi, 33, disappeared from Wethersfield, Connecticut on July 25, 2003. In April 2015, all three of their bodies were found in the same wooded area behind a shopping plaza in Waterbury. The bodies of four other women had been found there earlier. William Devin Howell pleaded no contest to manslaughter in Arizmendi's case in 2007, and had said it would be a "big problem" for him if the police ever found her body. Authorities believe he was responsible for the other six deaths, and possibly more, but he hasn't been charged in any case besides Arizmendi's.

Source Information:
The Hartford Courant

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