A new poster has been added to the California Kids pages, that of Alejandro Perez and Yolanda Patlan. Please check out this link and help find these missing individuals.
Archive for November, 2011
Mira and Yaanis Mellersh were abducted by their mother from Germany in 2010; they were supposed to be living in England with their father. A few days ago they were found dead in Turkey, killed by their mother who then committed suicide. I have always hated the fact the British press uses the phrase “tug of love” for parental kidnapping, but the fact that many news outlets are continuing to use the phrase when the two children involved were murdered is frankly quite stunning. They have been added to the victims page. I don’t have the energy to cry over these anymore.
I have just receieved word from NCMEC that Maribel Orozco has been found safe. Her brother Alejandro remains missing. I have resolved her case, modified the anniversary post so there are no dead links, and if I find an article will post it here. The new case on the site is that of Kira Bible. Also, Abigail Reyes Jacobo has been added to the California Kids pages.
Today is the seventh anniversary of the disappearance of Miguel Morin. He was abducted by an unknown adult female from Houston, Texas. The abductor may wear blue or brown tinted contact lenses or dye her hair red or brown.
Above is a picture of Miguel. Unfortunately, his case has been closed, although he remains missing. If you have any information as to his whereabouts, please e-mail For the Lost through our web site or contact the Houston Police Department at 713-731-5000. If you can, please contact the Houston Police Department and ask them to re-open Miguel’s case.
Today is the thirteenth anniversary of the disappearance of Elizabeth Perez Aguilar. She ran away from her East Palo Alto, California home.
Above is a picture of Elizabeth. If you can, please go to the link above and print out her poster. If you have any information as to her whereabouts please contact the East Palo Alto Police Department at 650-853-3160.
Adam Haseeb would have been sixteen years old today.
He would probably be excited about learning to drive and considering what he would do with himself after he graduated from high school. He’d almost be an adult. By all rights, his mother should have been thrilled with a day like today. Any parent should be. There are all sorts of things that he should be doing right now.
But he was abducted by his father and died in an accident in Syria, along with his father. No, not a murder, but if he hadn’t been abducted he would probably be here to celebrate this day. But he didn’t see his sixteenth birthday; he didn’t even see his tenth.
Adam Haseeb’s death affected me profoundly. It still does. His death was the third in a recent series (at the time) of children abducted by a parent who were found deceased. Perhaps that was the reason it affected me so much. Perhaps it was just Adam himself – a cute little boy with short hair, ears that stick out, and a big smile. Whatever the reason, if he had not died I probably would have not spent the last seven years throwing myself into the world of parental kidnapping. He was the one that inspired me to create a section of For the Lost for family abductions, which is now by far the biggest section of the site. I named them after him and his picture is on every page of the photo directory. He is perhaps my best example of the tragedy of family abductions. I have talked to his mother on occasion. I cannot even begin to imagine the grief she must still feel, but I hope she can take comfort in the fact he is not forgotten. Until I die, I will use his story as the inspiration for work on the behalf of those children who are still kidnapped, still missed by their parents.
Happy birthday, Adam. You are very much loved.
Today is the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Grace, Marco Antonio, and Valeria Alejandra Mendez. They were abducted by their non-custodial father from Cleburne, Texas. They are believed to be in Mexico, possibly in Chihuahua or Coahuila.
Above are pictures of Grace, Marco, and Valeria. Help bring them home to their mother – if you have any information as to their whereabouts please contact either the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or the Cleburne Police Department at 817-645-0972.
Today is the third anniversary of the disappearance of Jesus Ariel and Rigoberto Ivan Vargas. They were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Iris Sandoval, from Gibsonton, Florida. They are believed to be in Mexico.
Above are pictures of Jesus and Rigoberto. If you have any information as to their whereabouts, please contact either the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.
Today is the seventh anniversary of the disappearance of Anthony Gabriel, Gabriella Yvette, and Kevin Javier Corro Ron. They were abducted by their non-custodial father, Gabriel Carolino Corro, from San Diego, California.
Above are pictures of Anthony, Gabriella, and Kevin. If you have any information as to their whereabouts, please contact either the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or the San Diego District Attorney’s Office at 619-531-4345.