UPDATE: Janee Dichier Ruffin-Cooper and her 5 children were found safe in Clayton County. The AJC.com reports that no criminal charges have been filed.
Comedian Rosie O’Donnell seemed to lose track of her priorities when she tweeted Bruce Jenner and asked him out on a date — while her teenage daughter was missing.
A Virginia trooper making a routine traffic stop discovered the badly decomposed remains of a boy who had been missing since 2004.
Sanel Saint Simon, the suspect in the disappearance of 16-year-old Alexandria Chery, was granted two $100,000 bonds in a Orlando, FL courtroom today, according to Jeff Weiner of the Orlando Sentinel. Prosecutors had asked for a $500,000 bond.
Simon, 43, is the longtime boyfriend of Alex’s mother. He was arrested Wednesday, July 30, and charged with felony obstruction, News13 reports. Police also charged Simon with giving false statements and attempting to destroy evidence.
The stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy — who was found hiding in his father’s basement 11 days after he went missing — was taken into custody on Thursday. Monique Dillard-Bothuell, 37, was arrested for a probation violation, USAToday reports. She was charged with carrying a concealed weapon in 2013.
12-year-old Charlie Bothuell V was presumed dead after he went missing from his father’s townhouse a week and a half ago. On Wednesday, while serving a search warrant on the home, police found Charlie hiding behind a makeshift barricade in the basement of his father’s home.
The basement had been searched thoroughly by police and cadaver dogs early on in the investigation. Authorities believe the boy was not in the basement when it was searched previously.
A 14-year-old California girl went missing after walking the family dog, ktla.com reports. Leah Kritzer vanished after taking the family dog, Popeye, for a walk in Manhattan Beach on Sunday. Her parents became aware of her disappearance when a neighbor found Popeye roaming free.
“So went out to see her and there was our dog with the leash on and our daughter wasn’t there and she hasn’t come home since,” said her father Joe Kritzer, an attorney.
Leah’s parents believe she was taken by a man she met on the dating website OKCupid. Apparently Leah was promiscuous and had met other men off the website.