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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Peggy Vorhaben
Vorhaben

Vorhaben, 55, disappeared from Atlanta, Georgia on October 22, 2005. She was located in May 2012; further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
NamUs

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Jolie Ann Shivers
Shivers

Shivers, 33, disappeared from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 17, 2007. She was located in May 2012; further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
NamUs

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Charlene Annette Rosser
Rosser

Rosser, 28, disappeared from Eureka, California on April 12, 1998. In 2003, her skeletal remains were found in a wooded area off State Route 89 between Truckee and Calpine, California. They were identified in May 2012. Rosser's death remains under investigation.

Source Information:
The Eureka Times-Standard

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Aliana Johnson
Johnson

Johnson, 9, was abducted by her non-custodial mother from Garden Grove, California on August 6, 2008. She was found safe in May 2012.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Maria Stephina Christakos
Christakos

Christakos, 4, was abducted by her non-custodial mother from Vancouver, Washington on March 11, 2009. She was found safe in May 2012.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Jana Michelle Morton
Morton

Morton, 39, disappeared from Snow Camp, North Carolina on February 13, 2009. In May 2012, her body was found buried in a shallow grave in the woods in the 1400 block of Morningside Drive in Burlington, North Carolina. Her death is being treated as a homicide and remains under investigation.

Source Information:
WXII 12

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Sarah Marie Smith
Smith

Smith, 16, ran away from her Vancouver, Washington home on December 17, 2010. She was found safe in May 2012.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Maribel Mondragon-Garcia
Mondragon-Garcia

Mondragon-Garcia, 16, ran away from her Lewisville, Texas home on November 13, 2010. She was found safe in May 2012.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Roger Scott Dunn
Dunn

Dunn, 24, disappeared from Lubbock, Texas on May 31, 1991. His live-in girlfriend, Leisha Hamilton, and an accomplice, Timothy James Smith, were convicted of his murder in 1997. Hamilton was sentenced to 20 years in prison and Smith got ten years' probation. Dunn's body was found buried in a shallow grave three doors down from his apartment complex in May 2012. He'd died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Source Information:
The Plainview Herald

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Raechelle Jeanean Wilson
Wilson

Wilson, 24, disappeared from Olathe, Kansas sometime in July 1995. She was located in May 2012; further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
NamUs

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Olsen Mejia
Mejia

Mejia, 16, ran away from his Dallas, Texas home on October 27, 2009. He was found safe in May 2012.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Angel Hernandez
Hernandez

Hernandez, 43, disappeared from Sandy Valley, Nevada on January 28, 2007. He has since been located; further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

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Jackie Leigh Douthart
Douthart

Douthart, 24, disappeared from Iowa City, Iowa on May 22, 2011. In March 2012, her skeletal remains were found in Henry County, Iowa, between the towns of Lockridge and Rome. Authorities identified the bones as Douthart's in May. A person of interest in her case was killed in a police shootout a month after she vanished.

Source Information:
KQHA 7

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Lynette Shawn Assels
Assels

Assels, 35, disappeared from Big Bear City, California sometime in February 2008. She was located in May 2012; further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
NamUs

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Lorraine Fertsch
Fertsch

Fertsch, 49, disappeared from Baltimore, Maryland on January 20, 2008. She was located in May 2012; further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
NamUs

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Greta T. Tim
Tim

Tim, 14, disappeared from Irvington, New Jersey on July 27, 2008. Her case was classified as a runaway. In April 2012, however, her remains were found stuffed in a plastic bag and dumped off Sylvan Way in Parsippany, New Jersey. Her murder remains under investigation.

Source Information:
The Daily Record

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Bobby Velen Smelcer
Smelcer

Smelcer, 52, disappeared from Shelbyville, Tennessee on November 21, 2010. In April 2012, his skull was found in the Duck River. His death is under investigation.

Source Information:
The Shelbyville Times-Gazette

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Michael Joseph Shoup
Shoup

Shoup, 49, disappeared from Stuart, Iowa on April 1, 2003. He was located in May 2012; further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
NamUs

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Robert Lee Sheffield
Sheffield

Sheffield, 58, disappeared from Columbus, Ohio on October 1, 2011. He was located in May 2012; further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
NamUs

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Juan Manuel Mendoza and Maria Mendoza
Juan Maria

Maria, 16, ran away from her Pixley, California home on April 10, 2010. She took her 1-year-old son, Juan, with her. They were found safe in May 2012.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Nancy Lopez
Lopez

Lopez, 14, ran away from her Rialto, California home on March 25, 2009. She was found safe in May 2012.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Miles Perry Leppla
Leppla

Leppla, 91, disappeared from Cedarburg, Wisconsin on October 4, 2011. In April 2012, his body and vehicle were found submerged in a pond in Germantown, Wisconsin. Foul play is not suspected; authorities believe Leppla's death was accidental.

Source Information:
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Justice Ariel Kelly
Kelly

Kelly, 13, ran away from her Grand Rapids, Michigan home on September 21, 2010. She was found safe in May 2012.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Damaris Natalie Herrera-Lopez
Herrera-Lopez

Herrera-Lopez, 10, was abducted by her non-custodial mother from Yuma, Arizona on December 10, 2008. In May 2012, she and her mother returned to the United States and turned themselves in. They had been in hiding in Mexico. Herrera-Lopez's mother was arrested and the child was taken into protective custody.

Source Information:
KWST News 13

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America Guadarrama, Reyna Guadarrama and Vicente Guadarrama
America Reyna Vicente

America, 7, Reyna, 4, and Vicente, 3, were allegedly abducted by their non-custodial father from Grayslake, Illinois on November 2, 2007. They were found safe in May 2012.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Luis Angel Garcia Jr.
Garcia

Garcia, 24, disappeared from San Antonio, Texas on May 31, 2004. He was located in May 2012; further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
NamUs

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Melissa Marie Atchley
Atchley

Atchley, 29, disappeared from Portland, Oregon on April 18, 2011. She was found safe in April 2012; further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
NamUs

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Donald Theodore Allison
Allison

Allison, 49, disappeared from Jackson, Wyoming on August 31, 1979. He was known to be in Colorado thereafter, but left in approximately 1982 and vanished without a trace. He was located deceased in May 2012; further details are unavailable.

Source Information:
The Doe Network

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Michael Wayne Allan
Allan

Allan, 44, disappeared from Brooksville, Florida on October 21, 1987. In October 1998, his skeletal remains were found in the water under the Howard Franklin Bridge in Tampa, Florida. They weren't identified until May 2012, in part because authorities believed the body was of an African-American. Allan's death is under investigation.

Source Information:
The Doe Network

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