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Police in California canvassed an apartment complex where adoptive parents lived before two brothers went missing without a trace.

Trezol and Jacqueline West previously lived at the Casa Loma Apartments in Bakersfield, with their six children, including missing boys, Orson and Orrin West, ages 3 and 4.

Police spoke with neighbors after the family moved to a new home in California City in September. The Wests reported the two boys missing from their home on December 21.

Trezol told police the boys were playing outside when he went to gather firewood at a back gate. His wife was inside the home wrapping gifts, he said.

"I came in the house. I saw them there, went into the house, came back out, didn't see them there," he said.

Police searched the house and dug up the backyard. They said the couple have been cooperative, but there is evidence that the couple know more than what they are saying.

"They did something," said the boy's biological mother, Ryan Dean, who arrived from Bakersfield to help with the search. "I feel like my kids are somewhere around here. I can feel it."

The couple's four other children -- two adopted and two biological -- have been taken into protective custody.

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A 14-year-old Autistic boy who went missing from his Queens, NY school may have drowned after running from a dog, the NY Post reports. Avonte Oquendo disappeared on Oct. 4 after walking away from the Riverview School in Long Island City. He was seen running from a dog in Hunter’s Point South Park, a short distance from his school. Police believe Avonte may have fallen into the East River after running from a dog. Avonte's family said the mute boy was petrified of dogs and water.

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Teleka Patrick

Missing Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick may have suffered from psychiatric disorders ranging from Erotomania to Schizophrenia.

Patrick, a 30-year-old first-year medical resident in psychiatry at the Western Michigan University School of Medicine, was reported missing on Dec. 6, 2013. She was last seen by a courtesy shuttle driver at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, who dropped her off at her car in the parking lot of the Borgess Medical Center where she worked. Patrick had attempted to rent a room at the hotel. But she was unsuccessful for reasons that are unclear.

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There is a new twist in the mysterious disappearance of a Michigan doctor. Authorities now know who Dr. Teleka Patrick cooked omelets and pancakes for in a scene from a bizarre romantic video. Patrick was reportedly obsessed with gospel singer Marvin Sapp, Target 8 News reports.

Patrick, a resident doctor at the Borgess Hospital in downtown Kalamazoo, vanished shortly after an unsuccessful attempt to book a hotel room on Dec. 5.

Police, who do not suspect foul play, had hoped YouTube videos would hold the key to Patrick’s disappearance. In one video, Patrick talks and sings to someone she refers to as “baby” and “love.”

In a request for a restraining order, the Grammy-nominated gospel singer wrote that Patrick was stalking him.

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Teleka Patrick missing

Authorities have hit a dead end in the search for missing Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick, who vanished after an unsuccessful attempt to book a hotel room for herself.

Police, who do not suspect foul play, hope YouTube videos will hold the key to Patrick's disappearance. The romantic videos were created by Patrick about a month before she went missing on the evening of Dec. 5.

In one video, Patrick talks and sings to someone she refers to as "baby" and "love."

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Not Avonte Oquendo

A photo of a boy riding a NY subway train who was thought to be missing 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo has been identified. NYPD officers located the boy in the photo and determined he was not the missing autistic child who vanished after he walked out of his Queens, NY high school on Oct. 4.

“It was not Avonte. This person whose photo it was was in the precinct with his parents," a police spokeswoman told the Daily News.

The photo, taken by an unidentified teenager on Tuesday, lifted hopes that Avonte was alive, but Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said he was "not hopeful" Avonte was still alive. Kelly later apologized to Avonte's enraged family.

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Avonte Oquendo

New York City police are investigating whether a sighting of a young boy riding a NY subway train is a missing autistic teen.

A teenager riding an E or F train on Tuesday told police he believed he saw 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo, who went missing one month ago from his school in Queens, NY.

The teen said he approached the boy and asked him, “Hey, are you Avonte?” But the boy did not respond. The unidentified teen had the presence of mind to snap a photo of the boy before he got off the train.

When shown the photo of the boy on the train, Avonte's father said he wasn't sure if the boy was Avonte, who is unable to speak.

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Famed director Tyler Perry is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of two Florida men who went missing 10 years ago after separate encounters with a sheriff's deputy.

Yahoo News reports that Perry joined the Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP president and CEO Ben Jealous at a news conference Thursday in Naples, Florida to offer the reward in hopes of learning what happened to Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos.

Santos and Williams disappeared after separate traffic stops by Collier County Sheriff's Deputy Steven Calkins three months apart in 2003. Calkins was never charged with either man's disappearance but he was fired in 2004.

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Jade Morris missing

Blogger Nicola C. Mitchell writes that her 10-year-old god-daughter Jade Morris is missing under unusual circumstances, and the Nevada police refuse to investigate:

Good Morning Las Vegas. My 10 year old God-Daughter Jade Morris is missing. On Friday afternoon her step mother Brenda Jean Stokes picked her up and was arrested yesterday at the Bellagio Hotel after stabbing her co-worker. Now Brenda denies ever picking up Jade and no one has seen her. PLEASE SHARE THIS PICTURE ON ALL OF YOUR PAGES! PLEASE. If you have seen this baby, please DM me, email me at nicolacmitchell@gmail.com, and or contact the Clark County police department missing persons at (702) 828-2907.

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