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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Virginia Jackson Edmonds
Edmonds

Edmonds, 73, disappeared from Kenbridge, Virginia on June 28, 2013. In November 2016, her remains were found by a hunter on the property of the Red Bank Hunt Club. Her death is under investigation.

Source Information:
WTVR 6

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Lakendra Shaice Wilson Powers
Lakendra

Lakendra, 16, disappeared from Florence, South Carolina on April 2, 2008. She was classified as a runaway. In November 2016, her skeletal remains were found in a vacant home in the 500 block of north Wilson Street in Florence. Her death is under investigation.

Source Information:
WNCN CBS North Carolina

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Daniel Kenneth Hall
Hall

Hall, 47, disappeared from Port Huron, Michigan on May 5, 2011. In November 2015, his skeletal remains were found in Lakeport State Park. They were not identified for nearly a year. Authorities stated there was no evidence of trauma to the bones and foul play is not suspected in Hall's death.

Source Information:
The Times Herald

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Cynthia May Hernandez
Hernandez

Hernandez, 18, disappeared from Glendora, California on August 26, 1976. Later that year, a skull was found buried near Larry James Allred's cabin in Twin Peaks, California; when they searched the area, police found some rib bones under the cabin. In 2009, DNA proved the skull and ribs came from the same person. The remains were identified as Hernandez's through DNA in December 2014. In September 2016, Allred pleaded guilty to her murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

Source Information:
The Mountain News

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Eryn Jo Gray
Eryn

Eryn, 4, was abducted by her non-custodial mother from Wichita, Kansas on April 1, 2010. She was found safe in October 2016.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Gaynell Wilson Fleming
Fleming

Fleming, 41, disappeared from Shreveport, Louisiana on December 4, 2007. In October 2016, after the local television news did a series of reports about Fleming's disappearance, she walked into the Shreveport Police Department, identified herself and announced she was safe. Fleming has been living in the Shreveport area under another name. She told police she wanted her privacy respected, and it's unclear whether she will choose to get in touch with her family.

Source Information:
KTBS 3

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Aalyhiai J'Keithia Louquestia Sealey
Aalyhiai

Aalyhiai, 16, ran away from her Lutz, Florida home on August 9, 2014. She was found safe in October 2016.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Shannon Michael Naill
Naill

Naill, 40, disappeared from Des Moines, Iowa on December 26, 2013. In September 2016, he was pulled over by police in Show, Arizona and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license. He currently lives in Arizona. His family has been notified that he's alive and well.

Source Information:
The Daily Iowegian

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Erica Lynn Parsons
Erica

Erica, 13, disappeared from Salisbury, North Carolina on November 19, 2011. Her adoptive parents never reported her missing; her older brother did, twenty months after he last saw her. Witnesses testified that Erica had frequently been the victim of physical abuse in her home and was isolated from other children. She was classified as a special needs child because she had a learning disability and hearing problems, and her parents received a subsidy for her care from the North Carolina Department of Social Services. Erica's father, Sandy Parsons, and mother, Casey Parsons, were subsequently imprisoned for fraud because they had collected over $12,000 in benefits for Erica after she was no longer in their custody.

In September 2016, Sandy lead police to Erica's skeletal remains, which were buried on a dirt road in a remote area between the towns of Pageland and Mount Croghan in South Carolina. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of death.

Source Information:
The Charlotte Observer

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Jeffrey Scott Walkenford
Walkenford

Walkenford, 41, disappeared from Juneau, Alaska on May 15, 2010. In September 2016, hikers found human remains about 50 feet off a trail in a large, flat area with many lakes and ponds. The area had been previously searched, but authorities believe the thick foliage may have concealed Walkenford's body. Although the body hasn't been officially identified and the identification may take up to six months, investigators are "fairly certain" it's his remains, because near the body they found clothing like the clothes he was last seen wearing, as well as a cellular phone with photographs of Walkenford stored on it.

Source Information:
The Alaska Dispatch News

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Cynthia Louise Day
Day

Day, 37, disappeared from National City, Illinois on August 10, 1990. Her remains were found in a secluded area of Pike County, Missouri only sixteen days after she disappeared, but she went unidentified for 26 years. Police boiled the corpse's bones, a common practice at the time that was meant to preserve them. However, boiling destroyed the soft tissue and therefore the DNA. In July 2016, police discovered an overlooked thumbprint from the Pike County body and were able to match it to Day. Her case is being investigated as a homicide.

Source Information:
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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