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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Dana Evon Null
Dana

Dana, 15, disappeared from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 7, 1978, with her nineteen-year-old boyfriend, Harry Wade Atchison III. In January 2015, the car they were driving was pulled from a canal in Sunrise, Florida. It had disintegrated into pieces. A second search turned up human remains, presumably Dana's and Atchison's. Authorities believe they accidentally drove into the canal the day they disappeared.

Source Information:
WHEC 10

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Tammy Jo Alexander
Tammy

Tammy ran away from her Brooksville, Florida home in 1978 or 1979, when she was between thirteen and fifteen years old. She was a chronic runaway and her disappearance wasn't reported for 35 years. In January 2015, Tammy was identified as "Cali", a teenager who was found shot to death in a Caledonia, New York cornfield in 1979.

Source Information:
WHEC 10

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A'Lea Breane Nelson
ALea

A'Lea, 16, ran away from her Waukegan, Illinois home on January 6, 2012. She was found safe in January 2015.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Sommer Rene Razo
Somer

Sommer, 16, ran away from her La Puente, California home on December 1, 2012. She was found safe in January 2015.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Cengiz Han Nuray
Cengiz

Cengiz, 17, disappeared from Santa Cruz, California on April 27, 1995. Later that year, his badly decomposed body was found in the water off Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove, California. It wasn't identified for nearly twenty years, however. Cengiz's remains were officially identified by DNA on December 30, 2014.

Source Information:
KEYT 3
The Californian
The Santa Barbara Independent

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Kristal Lorraine Forest
Forest

Forest, 64, disappeared from Prescott, Arizona on March 29, 2009. In 2013, Robert Reed was charged with second-degree murder in her case. In July 2014, he pleaded guilty and confessed to her murder. Reed lead authorities to Forest's remains, which were hidden near El Paso, Texas.

Source Information:
The Cape Verde Bugle

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Clartha Epps McLeod
McLeod

McLeod, 74, disappeared from Turbeville, South Carolina on January 30, 2009. In June 2014, her skeletal remains were found in the area of Tearcoat Road. They were identified in December. Police stated there was no evidence of foul play in McLeod's death and they have closed the investigation.

Source Information:
Manning Live

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Yuliana Escudero
Yuliana

Yuliana, 14, ran away from her Salem, Oregon home on November 3, 2001. She was found safe in December 2014.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Teresa Noelle Martinez
Teresa

Teresa, 14, ran away from her Anaheim, California home on January 7, 2011. She was found safe in December 2014.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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James Roy Bridenstine Jr.
Bridenstine

Bridenstine, 23, disappeared from Madison, Ohio on January 24, 2007. In December 2014, his skeletal remains were found in Geneva Township, Ohio. Although the cause of death could not be determined, there were no marks on the bones and no indication of foul play.

Source Information:
The Star Beacon

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Eunice Perez
Perez

Eunice, 2, was abducted by her non-custodial father and mother from Salina, Kansas on September 4, 2008. She was found safe in December 2014.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Sara Martinez
Martinez

Martinez, 20, disappeared from Nashville, Tennessee on March 9, 2009. Jose Morano was charged with her murder later that year and later pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, but her remains weren't recovered until December 2014. A passing motorist saw her skull off Road of the Round Table in Franklin, Tennessee, and DNA linked the skull to Martinez.

Source Information:
The Tennesseean

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Sydney Faith Slinkard
Sydney

Sydney, 3, and her brothers Andrew, 7, and Nathan, 5, were abducted by their non-custodial mother from Greefield, Indiana on October 17, 1995. In January 2014, Nathan walked into a U.S. consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico with documents proving his identity, and asked to be returned to the United States. He was reunited with his searching father. In August, Andrew also returned to the U.S. Sydney returned in December.

Source Information:
WTHR
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Julian Feixas Polcaro
Polcaro

Julian, 2, was abducted by his non-custodial father from Chatham, New Jersey on December 25, 1997. He was found safe in October 2014.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Hanan Abdo Tarat, Ibtsam Abdo Tarat and Shima Abdo Tarat
Hanan Ibtsam Shima

Hanan, 8, Ibtsam, 11, and Shima, 6, were abducted by their non-custodial father from New Britain, Connecticut on December 20, 2003. They were found safe in December 2014.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Emily Alina Koyama
Emily

Emily, 6 months, was abducted by her non-custodial mother from Springfield, Missouri on February 2, 2009. She was found safe in December 2014.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Daniel Frederick Wauhkonen
Wauhkonen

Wauhkonen, 33, disappeared from Watson Lake in Yukon, Canada on October 2, 2002. In November 2014, his family found out he'd died in Mexico in 2004.

Source Information:
Walter Wauhkonen

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Leo Paul George Massicotte III
Massicotte

Massicotte, 33, disappeared from Manchester, Tennessee on July 3, 2011. In November 2014, his remains were found near the Arnold Air Force Base in Coffee County, Tennessee, not far from where he was last seen. His death is under investigation.

Source Information:
WZTV Nashville

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John Michael Vengrin
Vengrin

Vengrin, 55, disappeared from Eagle, Colorado on November 20, 2011. In November 2014, his remains were found on Horton Street in town. His death has been ruled a suicide.

Source Information:
The Vail Daily

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Diana Jane Elmore
Elmore

Elmore, 32, disappeared from Lone Grove, Oklahoma on August 5, 1990. Her remains were found in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1991, but weren't identified until November 2014. Elmore's death is under investigation and authorities aren't sure whether or not it was a homicide.

Source Information:
KXII 12

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Analuisa Enriquez Hernandez
Analuisa

Analuisa, 5, was abducted by her non-custodial mother from Prescott Valley, Arizona on June 22, 2010. She was found safe in November 2014.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Trevor Dean Craven
Trevor

Trevor, 17, disappeared from Greeley, Colorado on November 26, 2011. In November 2014, his skeletal remains were found in northwest Greeley. His death is under investigation.

Source Information:
The Greeley Tribune

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Jade Nicole Thornberg
Jade

Jade, 16, ran away from her Sandy, Utah home on August 2, 2012. She was found safe in November 2014.

Source Information:
News 10

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Dajanae Harmon
Dajanae

Dajanae, 16, ran away from her Columbus, Ohio home on April 5, 2012. She was found safe in West Virginia in November 2014, and was reunited with her mother.

Source Information:
News 10

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Gavin Smith
Smith

Smith, 57, disappeared from West Hills, California on May 2, 2012. In October 2014, his body was found in a shallow grave near the Angeles National Forest; it was formally identified in November. No one has been charged in his murder.

Source Information:
KTLA

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Nora Marie Duncan and John Alva Porter
Duncan Porter

Duncan, 58, and Porter, 69, disappeared with a second man, 42-year-old Cleburn Hammack, from Washita County, Oklahoma on April 8, 1969. Photos of Hammack are unavailable. In 2014, the vehicle the trio was riding in was found in Foss Lake with three bodies inside. The bodies were identified as Duncan, Porter and Hammack in October 2014. Authorities believe they accidentally drove into the lake.

Source Information:
CNN

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Anthony Joseph Luzio Jr.
Luzio

Luzio, 25, disappeared from Powell, Ohio on July 4, 2005. In October 2014, his car was found submerged in a retention pond at east Orange and Old State Roads, with his body inside. Authorities believe he may have driven off the road, but his death is under investigation.

Source Information:
The Columbus Dispatch

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Margie Jelovcic
Jelovcic

Jelovcic, 30, disappeared from Gary, Indiana sometime in 1997. She was in the company of Randy Mark Yager, a member of a motorcycle gang who was wanted for numerous crimes including racketeering and weapons charges. Authorities were concerned for Jelovcic's safety. In October 2014, the pair were located in the state of Baja California in Mexico, where they had been living quietly for years under alias names. Yager was arrested and Jelovcic committed suicide by gunshot after a police chase. She was 48 years old.

Source Information:
Rosarita en la Noticia

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Luis Alan Ceron
Luis

Luis, 9, was abducted by his non-custodial father from Nampa, Idaho on August 15, 2000. He was found safe in 2014.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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John Victor Dial
Dial

Dial, 23, disappeared from Childress, Texas sometime in July 1966. He was found safe in 2014, and his sister spoke to him for the first time in nearly fifty years.

Source Information:
Whereabouts Still Unknown

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