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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Roberto J. Alanis
Alanis

Alanis, 16, ran away from his Woodstock, Illinois home on August 12, 2003. He was found safe in April 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Ashley Lyn Howley
Howley

Howley, 20, disappeared from Columbus, Ohio on June 16, 2004. In April 2008, her skeletal remains were found in a wooded area beside the Olentangy River in northern Franklin County, Ohio. This location is close to a house where Howley's ex-boyfriend, Robert P. MacMichael II, sometimes lived with his father. MacMichael is presently incarcerated for two unrelated murders. He is the prime suspect in Howley's death as well, but no charges have been filed as of this writing.

Source Information:
The Columbus Dispatch

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Ernesto Geo Villarreal
Villarreal

Villarreal, 6, was abducted by his non-custodial mother from Harlingen, Texas on July 23, 2003. He was found safe in Mexico in April 2008. Acquaintances of Villarreal's mother saw the child's picture on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website and reported his whereabouts to authorities. Villarreal has been reunited with his searching father. His mother will face federal charges of kidnapping.

Source Information:
KVEO 23

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Donald Toussant
Toussant

Toussant, 63, disappeared from Metairie, Louisiana on May 7, 2007. He has since been located. Further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

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Kenora Cavan
Cavan

Cavan, 16, disappeared from Clear Lake, Iowa on June 6, 1998. In April 2008, investigators learned she was alive and well in Montreal, Canada. She had actually made contact with her family sometime earlier, but her relatives did not notify the police of this and Cavan herself had not realized she was still listed as a missing person.

Source Information:
The Globe Gazette

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Patricia Jo Climer
Climer

Climer, 46, disappeared from Columbus, Ohio on August 6, 2006. She was found safe later in 2006. Further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
Project Jason

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Carlos Rene Figueroa Jr.
Figueroa

Figueroa, 4 months, was abducted by his non-custodial mother from Perris, California on January 6, 2000. He was found safe in March 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Christopher Aaron Layman
Layman

Layman, 17, ran away from his Tullahoma, Tennessee home on July 8, 2006. He was found safe in April 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Deysi Marleen Benitez
Benitez

Benitez, 25, disappeared from Frederick, Maryland on March 18, 2007. After her disappearance, her husband and four children were found deceased in her home. Authorities determined Benitez's husband had killed the children before taking his own life, but Benitez's fate was unclear. In February 2008, Benitez's remains were found buried in a shallow grave in south of Emmitsburg, Maryland. The body was identified in April. Investigators stated the cause of death was probably asphyxia and they believe Benitez was murdered by her husband.

Source Information:
WMAR ABC2 News

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Dana Leigh Taylor
Taylor

Taylor, 38, disappeared from Mesquite, Texas on April 16, 2006. Her remains were found in McLennan County, Texas on April 27, but were not identified for months. In 2007, Robert Allen Byrd was charged with her murder.

Source Information:
The Doe Network

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Alla Muhannad Al-Rusheidat
Al-Rusheidat

Al-Rusheidat, 5, was apparently abducted by his non-custodial mother from Murfreesboro, Tennessee on August 17, 2006. He was found safe in April 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Iumila Vasquez
Vasquez

Vasquez, 5, was abducted by her non-custodial mother from North Plainfield, New Jersey on December 19, 2003. She was found safe in April 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Alicia Mae Eakins
Eakins

Eakins, 24, disappeared from St. Johns County, Florida on February 27, 2000. In March 2008, her remains were found buried in a shallow grave in Ocala National Forest in Putnam County, Florida. Ralph Faba will be charged with Eakins's murder. He is already incarcerated for the murder of a teenage girl.

Source Information:
WJXT News4Jax

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Jamie Lynn Braun
Braun

Braun, 16, ran away from her Perry, Georgia home on August 17, 2006. She was found safe in March 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Elsie Hope Michelle Reyna
Reyna

Reyna, 15, ran away from her San Antonio, Texas home on February 3, 2005. She was found safe in March 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Melanie Renee Sutton
Sutton

Sutton, 33, disappeared from Henderson, Nevada on March 2, 2007. In March 2008, her skull was found on an island in Las Vegas Wash. Authorities stated there was no evidence of foul play, but drugs may have been involved in her death.

Source Information:
The Las Vegas Sun
KTNV Las Vegas

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Anquiatte M. Parker and Cermen Lamunt Toney Jr.
Parker Toney

Parker, 19, and her cousin Toney, 4, disappeared from East Saint Louis, Illinois on November 6, 2005. In March 2008, their bodies were found in a cistern outside a home on Collinsville road near Fairmont Park. Authorities stated they were close to completing their investigation, but it is unclear whether any arrests have been made.

Source Information:
MyFox St. Louis

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Robert Ambrose Boyle
Boyle

Boyle, 49, disappeared from Abilene, Texas on March 26, 2007. In March 2008, his skeleton was found near the intersection Oldham Lane and South 11th Street, several miles from his home. His death is under investigation.

Source Information:
The Abilene Reporter News

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Pinpong Pramoj Na Ayudhya and Rutchata Pramoj Na Ayudhya
Pinpong Rutchata

Pinpong, 3, and Rutchata, 5, were apparently abducted by their non-custodial mother from Sierra Vista, Arizona on August 27, 2006. They were found safe in March 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Matthew Robin Suel Aldridge and Ashley April Anne Goins
Aldridge Goins

Aldridge, 13, and Goins, 16, ran away from their Rockingham, North Carolina home on September 11, 2006. They were found safe in March 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Brittany Lyn Manhardt
Manhardt

Manhardt, 17, ran away from her Naples, Florida home on July 24, 2006. She was found safe in March 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Corrido Raquel Freeman
Freeman

Freeman, 16, ran away from her Melbourne, Florida home on November 5, 2006. She was found safe in March 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Zulma Yadira Flores
Flores

Flores, 13, ran away from her Round Lake, Illinois home on January 19, 2003. She was found safe in the city of Celaya in central Mexico in March 2008. She is now 18 years old, married and has three children. Flores has reunited with her family in the United States, but will continue to live in Mexico with her husband and children.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Daily Herald
The Lake County News-Sun

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Amanda Mae Coon
Coon

Coon, 16, ran away from her Menasha, Wisconsin home on November 25, 2006. She was found safe in March 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Robert Wayne Chadwell
Chadwell

Chadwell, 31, disappeared from Nashville, Tennessee on August 29, 2002. In February 2008, his remains were found on Beaver Mountain in eastern Kentucky. The body was identified the following month. Chadwell's death is under investigation.

Source Information:
WSAZ News

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Melody Ann Glynnell
Glynnell

Glynnell, 45, disappeared from San Pablo, California on May 6, 2006. In February 2008, her skull was found on a hill near a homeless camp in El Sobrante, California. No other bones were located and there were no indications of trauma to the skull. Glynnell's death is under investigation and foul play is suspected.

Source Information:
The San Jose Mercury News

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Harold Bradley Hensley
Hensley

Hensley, 29, disappeared from Plainfield, Indiana on January 11, 2006. In March 2008, authorities pulled his car from a pond a short distance from his home. Hensley's body was inside. Foul play is not suspected in his death; he was taking prescription painkillers and investigators believe he may have fallen asleep while driving.

Source Information:
WTHR 13

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Javon Angelica Montgomery
Montgomery

Montgomery, 15, ran away from her Dallas, Texas home on November 21, 2005. She was found safe in March 2008.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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