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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Marie Jane Carlson
Carlson

Carlson, 37, disappeared from Fort Walton Beach, Florida on October 18, 2011. In May 2015, James Ty Flanders was charged with her murder. Carlson was involved in a polyamorous relationship with Flanders and his wife and had given birth to his daughter shortly before her disappearance. In April 2016, Flanders reached a deal with the prosecution, pleading guilty to manslaughter and leading authorities to Carlson's body, which he'd buried in the side yard of his former residence in the 700 block of Revere Avenue. Flanders will serve no more than 15 years in prison for Carlson's death.

Source Information:
The Northwest Florida Daily News

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John Henry Dubose
Dubose

Dubose, 38, disappeared from Calhoun Falls, South Carolina on September 22, 2000. In April 2016, his remains were found inside his submerged vehicle in Lake Russell. His death remains under investigation.

Source Information:
The Greenwood Index-Journal

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Susan M. Glaser
Glaser

Glaser, 36, disappeared from West Allis, Wisconsin on July 1, 1995. In May 1998, her skeletal remains were found in the Tomorrow River in rural Amherst, Wisconsin. In July 2014, the bones were identified as Glaser's, but this fact was not released to the public until May 2016. Her death remains under investigation.

Source Information:
The Stevens Point Journal

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Michael Damian Rust
Rust

Rust, 56, disappeared from Saguache, Colorado on March 31, 2009. In early January 2016, his remains were found at U.S. 17 and U.S. 285 in southern Saguache County. His body wasn't identified until April. Although his death remains under investigation, the circumstances of Rust's disappearance strongly indicate he was murdered.

Source Information:
The Colorado Springs Gazette

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Evelyn Audrey Shelton
Shelton

Shelton, 42, disappeared from Spartanburg, South Carolina on May 20, 2011. In April 2016, her skeletal remains were found in a wooded area off Enola Station Road, near Interstate 85, in Spartanburg County. Her death is under investigation.

Source Information:
The State

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Nicole Goodlett
Goodlett

Goodlett, 28, disappeared from Spartanburg, South Carolina on February 20, 2014. Her skeletal remains were found in behind Cainhoy Elementary School in Huger, South Carolina in November 2015, but not identified until April 2016. Her death is under investigation.

Source Information:
WisTV 10

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Marifer Garcia and Stephanie Garcia
Marifer Stephanie

Marifer, 1, and Stephanie, 2, were abducted by their non-custodial mother from Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 9, 2005. They was found safe in April 2016.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Sheiry Giselle Diaz
Sheiry

Sheiry, 3, was allegedly abducted by her non-custodial father from Austin, Texas on December 6, 2003. She was found safe in March 2016.

Source Information:
For the Lost

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Jessica Lee Cain
Cain

Jessica, 17, disappeared from La Marque, Texas on August 17, 1997. In March and April 2016, a convicted kidnapper named William Reece, who is a suspected serial killer, lead authorities to her remains and the remains of another person, who was subsequently identified as Kelli Ann Cox, who disappeared from Denton, Texas on July 15, 1997, at the age of 20. Jessica's remains were found buried in a rural pasture on E. Orem Road, near Hobby Airport on the outskirts of Houston, Texas.

Source Information:
The Dallas Morning News
Fox News
ABC 13

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Kelli Ann Cox
Cox

Cox, 20, disappeared from Denton, Texas on July 15, 1997. In March and April 2016, a convicted kidnapper named William Reece, who is a suspected serial killer, lead authorities to her remains and the remains of another person who was later identified as Jessica Lee Cain, who vanished from La Marque, Texas on August 17, 1997, at the age of 17. Cox's body was buried in Brazoria County, Texas, almost 300 miles from her home.

Source Information:
The Dallas Morning News
Fox News
ABC 13

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Lula Ann Miller
Miller

Miller, 27, disappeared from Laurel, Indiana on November 1, 1974. In March 2016, she was found alive and well, living under an alias name in a small town in southern Texas. Police tracked her down there, and she admitted her true identity. She is now 69 years old. Miller gave them her contact information to pass on to her daughter, and the two of them spoke to each other over the phone. Authorities stated Miller did not commit a crime by disappearing, and they are respecting her privacy by not releasing her new name or the name of the town where she now lives.

Source Information:
NBC News
WCPO 9

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Deborah Triantis Hawk
Deborah

Deborah, 46, disappeared from Hanford, California on June 12, 2006. In May 2008, her ex-husband, David Hawk, was charged with her murder. He was convicted in August 2009 and sentenced to life in prison without parole. In March 2016, a farmworker found Deborah's skeletal remains in a shallow grave in a barley field in Kings County, California. It was identified by dental records.

Source Information:
The Visalia Times-Delta
The Fresno Bee

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Brian Keith Orolin
Orolin

Orolin, 42, disappeared from Spring, Texas on November 19, 2014. The day after Christmas in 2015, his remains were found in Harris County, Texas. They were identified in February 2016. His death is under investigation.

Source Information:
NBC News

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Robert Leroy Kovack
Kovack

Kovack, 24, disappeared from Blacksburg, Virginia on September 18, 1998. His vehicle was found out of gas and abandoned in Fayetteville, West Virginia, a mile from the New River Gorge. In March 2016, human remains were found in the undergrowth under the New River Gorge Bridge, 650 to 700 feet down. Although the body hasn't been definitively identified as Kovack, his keys, wallet and identification were nearby. His death is under investigation.

Source Information:
The Fairmont Times

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John Patrick Nellans
Nellans

Nellans, 19, disappeared from San Diego, California on January 16, 1986. In 2000, his remains were found in a wooded area in Claremont, California. The body was identified through DNA in March 2016. His death is under investigation.

Source Information:
The San Diego Union Tribune

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Ricardo Alekzander Lara
Alek

Ricardo, 4, who goes by the nickname Alek, was abducted by his father, Ricardo Lara Martinez, from Denton, Texas on December 12, 2014. Martinez and Alek's mother, Maria Isabel Romero Medina, were in a custody battle at the time. The day after Alek was last seen, his mother was found murdered. Authorities subsequently issued a warrant for Martinez's arrest for the crime, but by then he'd already disappeared with his son.

In February 2016, Alek and Martinez were both located in Mexico. Martinez was arrested for murder and Alek was reunited with his left-behind family in Texas.

Source Information:
CBS Dallas/Fort-Worth

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Martin Aguirre
Martin

Martin, 14, ran away from his Los Angeles, California home on October 18, 2011. He was found safe in March 2016.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Isabel Laureano
Isabel

Isabel, 14, ran away from her Edcouch, Texas home on October 2, 2009. She was found safe in March 2016.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Stephanie Lakesha Myles
Myles

Myles, 18, disappeared from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 13, 2014. In February 2016, her skeletal remains were found behind an elementary school at 96th Street and Allyn in Milwaukee. Myles's death is being investigated as a homicide.

Source Information:
WISN 12

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Miriam Torres Giron
Miriam

Miriam, 15, ran away from her Madera, California home on December 19, 2011. She was found safe in December 2015.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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George Robert Zelaya
Zelaya

Zelaya, 61, disappeared from Homosassa, Florida on January 13, 2005. In January 2015, his remains were found unburied in the woods in Homosassa, 150 feet offroad and only about 1,500 feet from Zelaya's home. He was identified in February 2016. Zelaya's death is under investigation and suicide is thought to be the most likely explanation.

Source Information:
The Citrus County Chronicle

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