Talaija Dorsey body was found.

Saturday, December 17, 2011



DOB: Nov 24, 2009 Missing Date:
Sep 7, 2010
Age Now: 2
Missing State : TN


It's been six long months since little Lauryn Dickens first disappeared. Her mother told Memphis Police she gave away the nine month old baby girl. Until now the rest of the Dickens family has been silent.

For the first time, Lauryn's grandmother opens up about what her daughter says happened to Lauryn and why she believes her granddaughter is alive.

The disappearance of nine month old Lauryn Dickens quickly grabbed the attention of the mid-south and even the nation. The beautiful baby girl vanished in September.

"When I saw Lauryn last she was 9 months old and she was a big girl. She was recognizing us and clinging to us and communicating with us," said her Grandmother Tracey Dickens.

Police say her daughter, Shakara, murdered her baby girl. She agreed to speak with us in the presence of her daughter's attorneys, Arthur Horne and Murray Wells, in her first public statements.

"The situation was so shocking. We didn't want to talk to the media. We didn't want to be on camera in all of our devastation and our grief," Dickens said.

Tracey says that grief is still being felt by her family.

"Our family has been enduring unimaginable pain. There's no greater torture than when an infant is missing. You just don't know what's going on or what she may be suffering."

Police reports say 9-month old Lauryn was last seen alive around the sixth of September. Dickens says her daughter and grandchild lived with her. But, when the grandmother went on a Labor Day weekend trip, she returned to find her daughter had suddenly moved out of her home and into a Raleigh Apartment Complex. The move caused a rift between Tracey and Shakara Dickens. She says she didn't realize Lauryn was missing until a week later.

"She told us the same thing she told everybody else. That's the reason why we went to the police. I know the story sounds amazing but Shakara was in a very difficult place at that time, having full responsibility for both children and trying to live on her own."

On September 15th, Tracey says she took her daughter Shakara to the police. Shakara reported her daughter missing, telling investigators she gave her baby to a woman she didn't know at the direction of Lauryn's incarcerated father, Benjamin Norfleet.

"After that it was just hard to communicate with Shakara. She cried a lot. She never said any more."

According to police reports, Shakara says she told Norfleet she couldn't take care of baby Lauryn.

Tracey said Shakara also told her she was having a hard time raising both of her children.

"Those were personal discussions but mostly she was asking for help because being a teenager with limited income and a toddler, it's a lot to be responsible for," she explained.

Investigators didn't believe Shakara's story. Records show Shakara hadn't spoken to Benjamin Norfleet since late August. In fact, police say Shakara blocked all his calls from the jail. We were there September 21st, as police searched Shakara's Raleigh apartment and brought out evidence. A copy of the search warrant says a cadaver dog found the odor of decomposing human remains inside.

"I don't know how the dog works. Shakara had been in the apartment for a little over a week, anything could have died in there as far as I'm concerned," said Tracey.

When asked if she believes Lauryn is alive Tracey Dickens responded, "I pray everyday that she is." She would later say, "my hope is that someone knows where the baby is and they'll show up with her soon."

Lauryn is part of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children Database. Investigators say they continue to follow leads but have not found Lauryn.

Shakara's lawyers maintain her innocence saying without a body and new evidence the prosecution doesn't have a case. Shakara Dickens remains behind bars, held on a two million dollar bond

Bianca Jones

Volunteers will return to the neighborhoods of Detroit Saturday to resume the search for missing Bianca Jones.

Volunteers are scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at Metropolitan Methodist Church.

Official searches ended on Sunday for the 2-year-old girl after nothing was found.

Bianca has been missing since Dec. 2. According to her father Dandre Lane, he was carjacked when Bianca was in the car and she was taken.

Since Bianca went missing the case continues to develop. On Monday, sources confirmed cadaver dogs had a hit inside the home where the little girl lived. Then on Tuesday, a warrant request was issued for Bianca’s father. And on Wednesday, Local 4 spoke with a witness who said Bianca was still alive the night before and morning that she disappeared, and that he was with the father just hours before he reported the carjacking.

The prosecutor’s office tells Local 4, they will not file any charges until next week.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rilya Alert: Bilial Hammette

Rilya Alert: Bilial Hammette
Missing 08/06/2011
Beloit, WI

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rilya Alert: Equilla Lynn Hodrick

Rilya Alert: Equilla Lynn Hodrick
Missing since August 12, 1985
from Bronx, New York City, New York.

Date Of Birth: August 19, 1976
Age at Time of Disappearance: 8 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'11; 80 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Brown hair; hazel eyes. Hodrick has pierced ears. She wears eyeglasses.
Marks, Scars: Hodrick has a scar near her right eye. She has discolorations on her buttocks and back.
Dentals: There is a gap between her upper front teeth.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Hodrick was last seen running after an ice cream truck near her family's home on Briggs Avenue in the Bronx, New York on August 12, 1985.
Hodrick's cousin told her mother that she saw Hodrick playing video games in an arcade on the corner later in the evening. Her mother became concerned when Hodrick did not return home and called the police.
Police launched a massive search for her. Bloodhounds picked up her scent and led police down to Webster Avenue by the tracks of the Metro-North line. No trace of her has been found after that.

If you have any information concerning Hodrick's whereabouts, please contact:
New York City Police Department

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rilya Alert Kelly Jean Harris

Rilya Alert Kelly Jean Harris
Missing since August 10, 1984
Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan

Date Of Birth: April 29, 1971
Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old
. She occasionally wears eyeglasses.
Dentals: She has a gap between her upper front teeth.
DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Harris was last seen at her family's Jackson, Michigan home on August 10, 1984. Her mother returned home from work to discover Harris was missing. Kelly was last seen riding a red 3-speed bicycle. Her bike was located the same day in a park quite a few miles from her home.
Kelly was living with her father in Pasadena, Md., that year but traveled to Jackson to spend the summer with her mother. It was to be the last stop before Kelly moved to California to live with her great-aunt. Her mother last saw Kelly, who was upset about not going to the county fair, riding her bike in front of the house August 11. Her bicycle was last seen sitting at the entrance to Ella Sharp Park. Family and friends searched in vain for her.
In 2006, the original suspect confessed to raping and murdering the girl and burying her body . He was the girl's stepfather. He is currently in prison and won't be tried in Michigan unless he lives until 2036, his scheduled release date. The girl's body has not been found.
It should be noted that Kelly is listed on NCIC as a black female, however, biracial is not an option in NCIC so race is based on the predominant feature.

If you have information on Harris' case, please contact:
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Rilya Alert: Charles Hall III

Rilya Alert: Charles Hall III
Missing since December 31, 1981
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

Date Of Birth: March 5, 1966
Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
Marks, Scars: Hall has a birthmark on his right cheek.
Dentals: Available
Nickname/Alias: Little Charlie

Circumstances of Disappearance
Charlie Hall was last seen leaving his residence at approximately 15.00 to visit his girlfriend on December 31, 1981. He lived at 525 40th Avenue, North, in Nashville. He never returned home.

If you have any information on this case, please contact:
Nashville Police Department
Cold Case Investigations Unit

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rilya Alert: Cherie Nicole Barnes

Rilya Alert: Cherie Nicole Barnes
Missing since December 1, 1986
from St. Louis, Missouri


Vital Statistics
•Date Of Birth: July 30, 1984
•Age at Time of Disappearance: 2 years old

Circumstances of Disappearance
Cherie, her mother Elizabeth and stepfather moved from Nashville, TN to Kansas City, MO in 1986. Elizabeth, known as Sissy, was known to be a prostitute working in Independence Avenue for her husband. Elizabeth had custody of Cherie in 1986 when they both disappeared on December 1.

Elizabeth's body was discovered in the Mississippi River on February 14, 1987; the victim of homicide. At the time, no one had a clue who she was. Investigators classified her as a Jane Doe and buried the body in a pauper's grave. Seven years later, relatives from Nashville made a call to the St. Louis Police Department looking for Elizabeth. They discovered Elizabeth was the Jane Doe. At that point, it was determined Cherie was no where to be found so police opened a missing child investigation.

To locate the child police searched for the stepfather. They found him in prison on unrelated charges. He told police Cherie was living under a new name with his family members in Kansas City and refused to disclose her whereabouts.
Cherie has never been seen nor heard from again. She was supposed to be returned to relatives who received custody of her after her mother's murder.

If you have any information concerning Barnes' whereabouts, please contact:
St. Louis Police Department
Sgt. Joseph Burgoon
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Rilya Alert: Mitchell Deon Owens

Rilya Alert: Mitchell Deon Owens
Missing since February 3, 1983
from Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California

•Date Of Birth: November 21, 1978
•Age at Time of Disappearance: 4 years old

•Distinguishing Characteristics: Black male. Black hair; brown eyes.
•Marks, Scars: Owens has a scar on the upper portion of his nose. He also has a surgical scar on the left rib area of his chest and and a lazy right eye.
•Dentals: Not available

Circumstances of Disappearance
An unidentified person broke into the Owens' family home in Menlo Park, California on February 3, 1983. The intruder attempted to strangle Ona Owens, Mitchell's mother, with a telephone cord and she lost consciousness. She was also savagely beaten. When Ona awoke, her son was missing. Mitchell has never been seen again and the intruder has never been identified.
Ona received telephone calls for several years from an unidentified man who threatened to take her other two sons; the man's identity remains a mystery and it is not known if he was connected to Mitchell's abduction.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Menlo Park Police Department

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rilya Alert: Toni Danielle Clark

Rilya Alert: Toni Danielle Clark
Missing since March 16, 1990
from San Bruno, San Mateo County, California.

•Date Of Birth: June 4, 1972
•Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
••Medical Conditions: Clark was two months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Clark had been visiting friends and family in a rough neighborhood of Oakland on March 16, 1990. Her cousin recalled that Toni had trouble starting her boyfriend's car as she was getting ready to head home. Her car stalled on the Bay Bridge, and by the time it was reported to the California Highway Patrol, it had been hit from behind by another motorist.
Police believe Toni was in front of her vehicle when it was struck, and that she was thrown into the water below. Toni's body was never recovered from the bay, even though Coast Guard rescuers began their search within six minutes of the collision.
The Highway Patrol consulted an expert who said the body would have followed the tide out to the Golden Gate Bridge, and a few weeks later the case was closed.
Witnesses on the bridge gave police conflicting statements about the person they saw near the car. Some remembered a black man looking under the hood. Others saw a man walking away from the vehicle. And no one actually saw a body go over the railing, only the wreckage of her car after it was struck.
In the car itself, a bracelet Toni never removed was found along with the keys to the car lying on the passenger side floorboard.
Clark's mother received a telephone call from a girl she believes was her daughter one week following her disappearance. The girl was crying on the line for approximately 40 seconds before the call was terminated. Police were unable to trace the call.

If you have any information concerning Clark's case, please contact:
San Bruno Police Department
All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

Agency Case Number: 90031715

Monday, June 27, 2011

Rilya Alert Marlon Devine Santos

Rilya Alert Marlon Devine Santos
Missing since November 5, 1998
Worcester, Massachusetts
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics
Age at Time of Disappearance
: 5 months old
Distinguishing Characteristics
: Hispanic male. Black hair; brown eyes.
Height and Weight
: 25 inches; 15 lbs

Circumstances of Disappearance
Marlon Santos, disappeared from his Worcester foster home in 1998. He had been placed in the home in August 1998.
The foster mother didn't report the baby missing for two days. Investigators were told was that the foster mother left the baby and two other foster children, ages 2 and 3, in the house alone while she drove eight miles to East Middle School and back to pick up two of her biological children. She told police that when she returned, the baby was gone. Her husband was out of town. His wife had picked him up in New York before reporting the baby missing.
Within a month, the foster father was charged with multiple counts of child rape of previous foster children.
The baby's birth mother had been in and out of a local shelter and, by some accounts, often left the child with friends and strangers for days at a time.
The baby's birth father had sought custody of the baby.
In the first year after the baby's disappearance, police received information that Marlon could be found along the banks of the Wachusett Reservoir in Holden. A search turned up a baby blanket, diaper and several other items of interest, but the infant's remains were never found.
Despite a rumor that the child was sold, possibly in New York, the district attorney has operated primarily on the theory that Baby Marlon is dead. No charges were ever lodged in connection with Marlon's disappearance and he has not been found.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Worcester Police Department
Detective Dan Sullivan
Detective William Donovan
508-799-8606 EXT 5681
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Rilya Alert: Shane Anthony Walker

Rilya Alert: Shane Anthony Walker
Missing since August 10, 1989
from New York City, New York

Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: December 7, 1987
Age at Time of Disappearance: 1 year old
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black male. Black hair; brown eyes. Walker's hair was braided and pushed back at the time of his disappearance.
Marks, Scars: He has a small scar under his chin.
Clothing: A blue and white shirt; light blue pants; and white LA Gear sneakers.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Walker was last seen playing with other children at the Martin Luther King Jr. Towers' playground located at 113th Street and Lenox Avenue in New York City. His mother was sitting nearby when a man approached her and distracted her by starting up a conversation. She only spoke with him for a minute and when she turned back, Shane had disappeared. He has never been seen again.

If you have any information concerning Walker's whereabouts, please contact:
New York City Police Department
New York Housing Police Department

Agency Case Number: 8843


Rilya Alert: Andrew Lee Brown

Rilya Alert: Andrew Lee Brown
Missing since July 24, 1987
from Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia.

Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: January 4, 1986
Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 months old
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black male. Black curly hair; brown eyes.
DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Brown was last seen playing in the front yard of his family's home in Colquitt, GA, on July 24, 1987. Police surmise that Brown was abducted by a non-family member. There has been no sign of Brown since that time.

If you have any information concerning Brown's case, please contact:
Miller County Sheriff's Office
Lt. Glover
Caitlin Buschner
All information may be submitted anonymously.

Agency Case Number: 14-030-87


Rilya Alert: David Ezell Blockett

Rilya Alert: David Ezell Blockett
Missing since December 11, 1980
from Newport News, Virginia

Date Of Birth: November 26, 1980
Age at Time of Disappearance: 2 weeks old
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair; brown eyes.
Marks, Scars: Blockett has a mole on his right ear. He has birthmarks under his left arm and on his back and buttocks.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Blockett was taken from his home under false pretenses by a woman claiming to be a social worker on December 11, 1980.
The woman, who said her name was Marie Kelly, told the baby's mother, Vanessa, that the Department of Social Services was sponsoring a function for children at Riverside Regional Medical Center. She convinced Vanessa to allow her to take David and his 2-year-old brother, Frederick, to the party. Later in the afternoon, Frederick was found wandering near Old Mallory Road in Hampton. A piece of paper with his name and address had been placed in his pocket, and a Hampton police officer returned him to his mother. But David was never returned.

An investigation found that no females matching Kelly's description were employed at the Department of Social Services.
The abductor is described as an African-American female who had a heavy build and a medium complexion.

Authorities were not able to locate either Blockett or his abductor after extensive searches of the Newport News Virginia area.

If you have any information concerning Blockett's abduction and / or his present whereabouts (or that of his abductor), please contact:
Newport News Police Department

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rilya Alert: Tilwanda Denise Cheatham

Rilya Alert: Tilwanda Denise Cheatham
Missing since August 11, 1989
from Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina.

Vital Statistics
•Date Of Birth: December 4, 1980
•Age at Time of Disappearance: 8 years old
•Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'1; 70 lbs
•Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes.
•Clothing: A white shirt; red flower-print shorts; and white tennis shoes.
•AKA: Tawana
•DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Cheatham was last seen at her Aiken, South Carolina home on August 11, 1989.
She has a history of running away. She was angry with her mother, who told her she could no longer stay with relatives and must come back home. Cheatham ran into her mother's house and took some spare change from a jar, then left the residence. She was last seen by two neighbors at a convenience store at approximately 17:30. Cheatham has never been seen again.

Authorities have investigated the possibility that she may have been living with relatives, but those theories have been cast aside. Cheatham was an honor roll student at North Aiken Elementary School in 1989.

If you have any information concerning Cheatham's whereabouts, please contact:
Aiken County Sheriff's Office
Lt. Gaskins

Monday, March 14, 2011

Rilya Alert: Dajah Lakora Jackson

Rilya Alert: Dajah Lakora Jackson
Missing March 8th 2011
New Orleans, LA

New Orleans police are requesting the public's help in locating a teenage girl missing since Tuesday.
Dajah Lakora Jackson, 14, was last seen leaving her house in the 3700 block of Bruxelles Street March 8. Her mother said she has not seen or heard from her daughter since then.

Dajah is described as being about 4-foot-10 and weighing 130 pounds.

Anyone with information that can help locate Dajah should contact the New Orleans Police Department at 821-2222.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Rilya Alert: T'NYA HARTZ

Rilya Alert: T'NYA HARTZ
DOB: Oct 7, 2002
Missing: Jun 1, 2008

...T'nya was last seen on June 1, 2008. She may be in the company of her father. They may be in Topeka, Kansas. T'nya may go by the nickname Yonni.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rilya Alert: Jahi Turner

Rilya Alert: Jahi Turner

What happened to Jahi Turner?
Little Jahi Turner 2 years old, vanished just 4 days after moving to the Golden Hills area of San Diego California, and just 1 day prior to his mother Tameka Jones a U.S. sailor being deployed on the U.S.S. Rushmore.
...Jahi was raised by his grandmother Penny Thompson in Maryland the first two years of his life until Tameka took him to California to live with his stepfather Tieray DeWayne Jones who was caring for him while she was deployed. Three days after mom is deployed little 2 years old Jahi vanishes without a trace.
Tieray claims that he took Jahi to a park a mile from home and left him in the company of strange women who had two kids for 15 minutes, and then later changed it to 5 minutes, while he went to get a coke, and when he came back they were gone never to be seen again.
There has never been any evidence of Jahi being at the playground, no fingerprints were ever found and reports of Tieray leaving the home the day before dragging a large bag possibly and garbage bag or a duffel bag to the dumpster.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Rilya Alert: Jullian Pierre

Rilya Alert: Jullian Pierre,
MSG 5/3/10,
Houston, TX

DOB: Nov 21, 2005

She was last seen on May 3, 2010. Jillian may be in the company of her mother. They may use the alias last name LaFleur.

Houston Police Department (Texas) 1-713-884-3131

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rilya Alert Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis

Rilya Alert: 18-month-old Joshua Davis.
missing 02/04/2011

Search lines of New Braunfels community members combed the surrounding fields of Klein Road Elementary School Saturday morning and afternoon searching for 18-month-old Joshua Davis.

Joshua disappeared from the family home on the 2600 block of Savannah Hill Circle around 8:30 p.m. Friday, according to a news release by New Braunfels Police Department Lt. Michael Penshorn.

Penshorn said the family notified police about 15-20 minutes after noticing Joshua was missing

Although police officials have questioned Joshua’s parents, Sabrina Benitez, 21, and Josh Davis, 23, other family members present at the time of Joshua’s disappearance and residents in the Savannah Hill Circle neighborhood, family friends are suspicious of a neighbor.The Texas Department of Public Safety’s sex offender registry lists five people who live within a one-mile radius of the house, including one man on Savannah Hill Circle.

“The sex offender has been interviewed, and we have also conducted searches on his residence and vehicle. As of right now, we have nothing to believe he’s involved in this case,” Penshorn said.

Family friend Lee Jackson said, “There was one of (Joshua’s) toy balls found at the end of the block. It was on top of some mailboxes. There’s no way he got it up there by himself.”