According to the Missing and Unidentified Persons System, more than 600,000 people go missing in the U.S. every year, and sadly many of those cases remain unsolved. But this year there were a few cases that got resolved, sometimes years later. Here’s 22 missing persons cases that were solved in 2023.
35-year-old Theodore Egge was last seen in Athelstane, Wisconsin on January 13, 2023. He disappeared after asking someone for directions when his car ran out of gas.
Theodore William Egge III grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At the time of his disappearance, Egge was living with four roommates in a cabin on Boat Landing 7 Road in Crivitz, Wisconsin.
On January 12, 2023, Theodore Egge was captured on surveillance camera around 10:45 pm getting gas at Kwik Trip, a convenience store in Crivitz, Wisconsin. He was driving his roommate’s vehicle at the time.
On January 13, 2023, Egge was driving through the town of Athelstane when his car ran out of gas. Around 10:30 am, a man gave him half a gallon of gas and told him to head to the gas station up the road so they could fill it up the rest of the way, but for some reason Egge didn’t follow him.
Around 12:00 pm, Egge was seen walking on Benson Lake Road in Athelstane when he asked a resident for directions to Boat Landing 7 Road where he was living at the time. This is the last verified sighting of Egge.
Theodore Egge never returned home and hasn’t been heard from since.
On January 14, 2023, his roommate filed a missing person’s report with the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office when his vehicle, a blue 2007 Jeep Liberty, was found abandoned on Benson Lake Road in Athelstane. His roommate’s cell phone, which Theodore had been using at the time, was also found left inside the vehicle.
Theodore Egge didn’t have a working cell phone with him when he disappeared, and was not familiar with the area.
On January 16, 2023, authorities conducted a search in the area with the help of volunteers, K9 units, and firefighters, but found no signs of Egge.
Based off witness accounts, authorities posted an update on February 6, 2023, saying they believe Theodore was last seen walking north on the snowmobile trail crossing Bennet Road heading toward Benson Lake Road.
According to his family, Egge was suffering from a mental illness but was not on medication at the time of his disappearance.
Body of Theodore Egge Found
On April 22, 2023, police responded to a call about a deceased party in a wooded area in the Town of Athelstane in Marinette County. Authorities who responded located and identified the body as belonging to Theodore.
No foul play is suspected at this time, though his case remains under investigation by the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office and the Marinette County Medical Examiner’s Office.
36-year-old Erica Johnson was last seen in Cape Coral, Florida on July 5, 2022. She disappeared after boarding a bus en route to Tampa.
Erica Ann Johnson was born on September 14, 1985. She is a divorced mother of two.
At the time of her disappearance, Johnson was renting a room near 621 Cape Coral Parkway East in Cape Coral, Florida. She worked as a housekeeper at Best Western Plus Beach Resort in Fort Myers Beach.
Johnson was originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and was known to frequent St. Peters and St. Charles.
On July 5, 2022, Erica Johnson left work at 4:30 pm and was dropped off by a coworker at a bus stop near the Bell Shop Towers shopping center in Fort Myers, Florida.
Johnson boarded a bus that afternoon and was later captured on surveillance camera getting off at the Cape Coral Transit Center bus station at 5:37 pm.
At 7:00 am on June 6, 2022, Johnson sent a text message to her ex-husband, saying she had to cancel plans to see their two children because she had to work.
On July 8, 2022, Johnson was seen again in the early morning hours at the Cape Coral Transit Center bus stop. Surveillance footage shows Johnson carrying bags, a bunny cage, and a traveling pillow when she boarded a bus at 5:21 am.
Johnson was last seen later that morning in Fort Myers, boarding a Greyhound bus en route to Tampa. Erica Ann Johnson hasn’t been heard from since.
On July 14, 2022, her family filed a missing person’s report with the Cape Coral Police Department when they couldn’t contact her.
Detectives were able to track Johnson to a Greyhound bus stop in Tampa on July 8, but it is unknown where she went from there. Calls to her phone went straight to voice mail.
Authorities found a small couch, a bin of clothes, a blue bicycle, and a backpack in Erica’s rented room. She was seen by neighbors carrying a black suitcase a week before her disappearance.
Johnson rarely used her cell phone and did not have a bank account or social media. She did not own a vehicle and relied on public transportation to get to and from her work place in Fort Myers.
Erica Johnson Found Safe
On May 27, 2023, the Cape Coral Police announced that Erica had been found safe in Ohio. No further details were given.
32-year-old Danielle Moss was last seen in Washington DC on April 9, 2023. She disappeared after leaving a family gathering in the early morning hours during Easter weekend.
At the time of her disappearance, Moss was living in a house on the 2300 block of Q Street Southeast in Washington, DC. She is the mother of a 3-year-old son.
On April 8, 2023, Danielle Moss spoke on the phone with Andre Hudson, the father of her 3-year-old son, who was away on vacation with their son. The two were in contact every day and had a good co-parenting relationship.
While at work, Moss spoke on the phone with her stepmother and father, telling them both she was gonna come over the next day for Easter Sunday dinner.
That evening, Moss attended a family gathering to celebrate the Saturday before Easter, like she did every holiday, until 1:00 am when everyone left to return home.
On April 9, 2023, Moss was reportedly last seen between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm at Minnesota Liquors in Washington DC, a liquor store on Minnesota Avenue Southeast, about a block from her home in the 2300 block of Q Street.
Danielle Moss never showed up for Easter Sunday dinner with her family and hasn’t been heard from since. She did not respond to her son’s father’s phone calls and didn’t show up for work on Monday.
On April 11, 2023, her family filed a missing person’s report with the Metropolitan Police Department when they couldn’t contact her.
The last reported sighting of Danielle at the liquor store on April 9 has not been confirmed. Authorities were unable to obtain any photos or surveillance video of Danielle at the store.
According to her family, Moss had been involved with some people who didn’t have her best interests in mind.
Authorities spoke to one individual with whom Moss had been recently involved with, but he has not been named a person of interest in her disappearance.
Danielle’s family says she would never abandon her 3 year old son.
When asked about the possibility of foul play, authorities stated “I don’t think, right now, we’re at a point where we can eliminate any particular action.”
Body of Danielle Moss Found
On June 10, 2023, Danielle’s body was found in a wooded area of Waldorf, Maryland.
Her body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore where her death was ruled a homicide. The investigation into her case remains ongoing and active.
47-year-old Fang Jin went missing from Morongo Valley, California on July 21, 2023. She disappeared while on a tour of the Morongo Basin Area with John Fitzpatrick, a man she met online.
She was living in Guandong, China when she began corresponding with 52-year-old Fitzpatrick. He was from California and offered to take her on a tour of the Morongo Basin area.
On July 14, 2023, Fang Jin flew from China to Los Angeles, California to meet John Root Fitzpatrick after six months of correspondence online. She spent a night at Freehand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles before taking a train to Palm Springs the next day.
Prior to her trip, Jin ordered a background report into Fitzpatrick to verify the man’s identity, military service, and employment record. She agreed to stay in touch with a friend every other day during her stay.
On July 15, 2023, Jin was picked up by Fitzpatrick at a bus stop near Agua Caliente Casino in Palm Springs, and the pair stayed the night at his trailer home in Morongo Valley.
Over the next five days, Jin and Fitzpatrick visited Joshua Tree National Park, hiking and camping in the area. Jin stayed in contact with family and friends during this time by cell phone and social media.
On July 21, 2023, Jin was last heard from during a phone call with her friend, saying that she was back from Joshua Tree National Park and was about to go camping again in “a small town in the desert” in the Morongo Basin Area.
Fang Jin stopped contacting her friends and family after that day and has never been heard from again.
On July 26, 2023, her friend filed a missing person’s report with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department when she couldn’t get in contact with her.
Jin’s daughter has stated that her mother had booked a return flight in October, and that she was not intending to stay in the United States.
Jin’s bank account has had no activity since July 21st and her cell phone stopped being in service on July 25th.
On July 22, 2023, Fitzpatrick’s vehicle, a blue Toyota Tacoma truck with the California license #24478S1, was captured on camera in Thermal, California. His cell phone last pinged to a cell tower in Julian on July 27th.
On July 30, 2023, John Root Fitzpatrick was subsequently reported missing by a friend to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.
Remains of Fang Jin & John Fitzpatrick Found
In September, John Fitzpatrick’s remains were found in Harper Canyon, located in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, south of State Route 78. His truck was parked nearby.
Fang Jin’s remains were found in the Anza-Borrego desert on October 28, 2023. No further details regarding the manner or cause of death have been released.
34-year-old Patrick Chapman was last seen in Mill Spring, Missouri on May 10, 2020. He disappeared after leaving a family friend’s house in the early morning hours.
Patrick Norman Chapman was born on February 24, 1986.
In 2011, Chapman divorced his wife of six years, Jen Newbury, but the couple remained friends. His ex-wife and son live in their hometown of St. Charles, Missouri.
At the time of his disappearance, Chapman was living in St. Charles, Missouri, and worked as a tow truck driver. He was known to go camping or couch surf with friends.
On May 10, 2020, Patrick Chapman sent a text message to his ex-wife saying “Happy Mother’s Day.” He said that he needed to use his son’s laptop because someone had taken money out of his account and he wasn’t able to access it on his mobile phone.
Later that morning, Chapman arrived at her house in St. Charles, Missouri, but got into an argument when his ex-wife assumed he was accusing their son of taking the money. Chapman subsequently left, reportedly upset and confused.
Around 10:00 pm Chapman arrived at a family friend’s house in Mill Spring, Missouri, about three hours away, where he intended to stay for the night.
On May 11, 2020, his friend woke up around 4:00 am to go to work, but Patrick was nowhere to be seen.
Patrick Chapman hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
On May 29, 2020, his vehicle, a Burgundy 1995 Ford Escort Wagon, was found abandoned on a four-wheeler path in a wooded area of Mark Twain National Forest, near Mill Spring Cemetery.
On May 30, 2020, the family friend filed a missing person’s report with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department when Patrick Chapman did not show up.
Patrick Chapman’s vehicle was found in a rural part of the county with no cell service, less than two miles from where he was last seen in Mill Spring. The bumper showed severe damage and all four tires were flat.
Authorities found his wallet containing his identification, medication, and bank cards inside the vehicle, but the car keys and his cell phone were missing. According to his family, the vehicle was wiped clean of fingerprints and his wallet had no cash.
Multiple searches were conducted after Patrick disappeared, but no clues as to his whereabouts were found.
His family does not believe he would have left on his own, stating he would never leave his son.
Patrick Chapman Found Deceased
In October 2023 a report of possible human remains was filed in Wayne County, Missouri.
Authorities found a human skull on October 13, 2023, in a creek bed east of Mill Spring. A pair of coveralls with a cell phone in the pocket, a pair of shoes, and a shirt was discovered during a further search of the area.
The rest of the remains were found during a second search on the east side of the creek.
The remains were later identified as belonging to Patrick Chapman. Authorities do not suspect foul play in Chapman’s death.
16 year old Jakarah Lopez-Moore was last seen in Rochester, New York on August 25, 2023. She disappeared after leaving home and hasn’t been heard from since.
Jakarah Lopez-Moore was last seen leaving her home on Weld Street in Rochester, New York on August 25, 2023. She told her grandmother she would be right back, but never returned.
Her family says it’s unusual for her to leave without contacting anyone.
Jakarah’s phone was turned off less than 24 hours after she disappeared. According to her family, her phone last pinged at Clinton and Andrews Streets.
Authorities believe she frequently visits the area of Dewey Avenue and Reynolds Street.
Jakarah Lopez-Moore was found deceased in the woods behind 5 Vanguard Parkway on October 14, 2023.
Her cause of death was determined to be homicide by the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Authorities don’t know how long Lopez-Moore’s body was in the woods, but it was “in a state of decomposition in which a scientific identification was required.” No further details have been released.
Authorities have not released further details, saying they do not want to jeopardize the investigation.
65-year-old Julian Sands was last seen in Mount Baldy, California on January 13, 2023. He disappeared while hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains, northeast of Los Angeles.
Julian Sands was born on January 4, 1958, in Yorkshire, England. He is married and has three children.
Sands studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and began his career appearing in supporting roles in British films. In 1985, he decided to move to Hollywood to pursue a career in American films.
Sands has appeared in over 150 movies and television shows over the years and was most known for his roles in A Room with a View, The Killing Fields and Naked Lunch.
Between 1984 and 1987, Sands was married to Sarah Harvey, a British journalist, with whom he has a son. In 1990, he married Evgenia Citkowitz, an American author and journalist, and the couple have two daughters.
At the time of his disappearance, Sands was living with his wife in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
As a keen hiker and mountain climber, Sands once described his happiest moment as “close to a mountain summit on a glorious cold morning.”
On January 13, 2023, Julian Sands went on a hike alone to Mount Baldy, a summit in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, California.
Around 7:30 pm, his wife filed a missing person’s report with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department when Julian Sands did not return.
On January 15, 2023, Julian’s cell phone last pinged to an area on Baldy Bowl trail, which climbs 3,900 feet over 4.5 miles to the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Authorities conducted a search of the area with the help of drones and helicopters, but avalanche risks and dangerous rail and weather conditions delayed progress.
On January 18, 2023, authorities found Julian’s vehicle covered in snow in a car park where he presumably left it before setting out on his hike.
Authorities warned hikers to stay away from that area and said that Search and Rescue teams had responded to 14 calls on Mount Baldy and its surrounding area in the past month, with two hikers dying after falling.
Authorities are also looking for 61-year-old Bob Gregory, from Hawthorne, who has been missing near Crystal Lake in the San Gabriel Mountains since January 18.
On January 24 authorities located missing hiker Jin Chung who had been reported missing from Mount Baldy two days prior.
On January 25 it was announced the search for Julian was going to continue by air only.
On June 24, 2023, human remains were found in the Mt. Baldy wilderness, an the area where the search for Julian has been ongoing.
The body was transported to the coroner’s office for identification. No further details have been released.
Remains of Julian Sands Found
On June 27, 2023, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced that the remains found in the Mt. Baldy Wilderness area on June 24 were those of Julian Sands.
His cause of death has been ruled as undetermined due to the condition of his remains.
25-year-old Crystalyn Katherine Mobley was last seen in Summerfield, Florida on October 16, 2022.
Crystalyn Katherine Mobley was born on December 3, 1993.
At the time of her disappearance, Mobley was living in the unincorporated community of Summerfield in Marion County, Florida. She is a mother of three children, two boys and a girl, all under the age of 10.
Mobley was known to frequent the Summerfield and Belleview areas.
On October 16, 2022, Crystalyn Mobley was last seen by authorities during a well-being check in the 10800 block of Southeast 166th Lane in Summerfield, Florida.
Crystalyn never came back home and hasn’t been heard from since. Deputies believe there may be a concern for her safety due to statements she made.
On October 17, 2022, Crystalyn’s vehicle, an older model Buick LaSabre, was found abandoned at the parking lot of the Post Office in Weirsdale, Florida, about seven miles away from Summerfield. A notice was placed on the vehicle, which was eventually towed back to Mobley’s residence.
Authorities believe Mobley may have ran out of gas on the day she disappeared and stopped at the post office. A search was conducted in and around the area where her vehicle was discovered, but no signs of Crystalyn were found.
Her phone records, bank account, and social media have had no activity since her disappearance.
“This is not like her. There has been no social media activity, no phone calls. No one has seen her. She has not contacted her children. She has dropped off the face of the earth,” Pait-Strickland (Crystln’s cousin) told the Ocala Star-Banner.
Remains of Crystalyn Found
On August 17, 2023, human remains were found by citizens changing a flat tire in the 12000 block of E. Highway 42.
Based on where the body was found, as well as evidentiary items on the scene, authorities believe the remains belong to Crystalyn, though a positive identification has not been made.
The remains were sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and to determine the manner and cause of death.
Update: On September 19, 2023, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the remains were confirmed as belonging to Crystalyn. No cause or manner of death has been released at this time.
A memorial service for Mobley was held on October 15, 2023.
31-year-old Colby Richards disappeared from his Spring, Texas home on May 26, 2023. His wife say him walk into the woods behind their house that morning, and he never returned home.
Colby J. Richards was born on September 14, 1991. He is married to Callie Richard with whom he has two children, a 3-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son.
At the time of his disappearance, Richards was living with his family in a house on Musgrove Place in Spring, Texas.
Two months prior to his disappearance, Colby started a job as an electric distribution design technician at an engineering firm in the area. He also worked part-time as a baseball coach.
On May 26, 2023, Colby Richards was last seen by his wife at their home in Spring, Texas, when he got up early from bed around 5:00 am.
When Colby did not return to get ready for work, his wife went to check for him and noticed that the gate in the backyard was left open, which was unusual as the family has two small children and a dog.
Colby Richards never returned home and hasn’t been heard from since. His wife filed a missing person’s report with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office when he didn’t return.
Colby Richards disappeared without his cell phone or wallet, which he left behind at home.
Upon searching the area, authorities found a water bottle of Colby’s near the Greenway Trail, located across the street from where their backyard gate opens up to.
According to his family, Colby occasionally went for walks in the Greenway trail behind his house, either in the morning or after work.
Colby’s family has been organizing searches in the area after the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office suspended their woodland searches after several days.
Colby Richards Found Safe
Days after he disappeared, Colby was found alive near an intersection in a commercial area of The Woodlands, about eight miles north of his home.
He was evaluated by medics and a mental health unit, with the Sheriff’s Office saying it might be some time before they interview him regarding his disappearance.
60 year old Sherri Keefer was last seen in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the morning of December 1, 2022. She was last seen walking near the intersection of Ohio River Blvd and Brighton Heights Blvd.
Sherri Keefer was last seen on the morning of December 1, 2022, walking along California Avenue near the 3600 block in the Brighton Heights area.
Authorities believe she may have been wearing the purple coat pictured below.
Surveillance footage from at least one business near the area where Sherri disappeared has been viewed by police. The footage shows two women walking side by side, both holding coffees, with one of the women wearing a purple coat similar to the one police believe Sherri was wearing when she disappeared.
WPXI reached out to Pittsburgh Public Safety regarding the footage and were told the woman in the video wearing the purple coat was not Keefer.
Sherri Keefer Found Deceased
On March 5, 2023, Sherri Keefer’s body was found on the riverbank in the 4400 block of Ohio River Boulevard in Bellevue.
The cause and manner of death is unknown at this time, pending autopsy results. Police say further information will be available from the medical examiner once the autopsy is complete.
No further details have been publicly released.
58-year-old Robert Baron was last seen in Old Forge, Pennsylvania on January 25, 2017. He was reported missing when he failed to return home after leaving his restaurant.
Robert Scott Baron was born on December 31, 1958. He is the father of a son and two daughters.
In 1961, Robert’s family bought Ghigiarelli’s, a pizza restaurant on 511 South Main Street in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. Robert eventually took over the business and worked there with his son at the time of his disappearance.
On January 25, 2017, Robert Baron and his son went to work as usual at Ghigiarelli’s, the pizza restaurant Robert owned in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. After finishing their shifts, Robert dropped his son off at his apartment in Old Forge around 10:00 pm.
Robert Baron never returned home that night and hasn’t been heard from since.
His wife initially assumed that Baron stayed overnight at the apartment above Ghigiarelli’s, as he often did, to accept the delivery of pizza dough which arrived at 7:00 am every morning.
On the morning of January 26, 2017, Baron failed to pick up his son for work and wasn’t responding to calls or texts. His son later arrived at the restaurant, but Robert Baron was nowhere to be seen. The pizza dough delivery was found outside untouched, and the apartment above the restaurant where Robert often slept was found empty.
His family filed a missing person’s report with the Old Forge Police Department that morning.
Authorities found evidence of a struggle inside the restaurant, including bloodstains and a tooth in the utility sink, later determined to be Baron’s. His cellphone was left behind on top of the dishwasher in the kitchen.
His vehicle, a 2006 silver Hyundai Elantra, was found abandoned a few days later parked on Howard Street, less than a mile away from the restaurant, with excessive mud on the tires and a significant amount of bloodstains, also determined to be Baron’s.
On January 26, 2017, surveillance footage released by the family showed two unidentified men walking on South Main Street near the restaurant shortly after midnight. One man was reportedly pulling a suitcase which was missing from the apartment above the restaurant.
Robert’s family believes he was a victim of a botched robbery, and that he may have walked in on someone trying to rob the restaurant.
On March 28, 2023, it was announced that a new search for evidence in Robert’s disappearance was being conducted in the Connell’s Patch section of Old Forge. Human remains were found in a wooded area near Pagnotti Park during the search. Investigators are awaiting DNA results to confirm the identity.
I have spoken with the Baron family and remain hopeful that we can provide them with the closure they deserve. The search will continue, and for as long as it takes, to make sure we have left no stone unturned.
I want to thank the FBI, Pennsylvania State Police, New York State Police, and their team of cadaver dogs, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Lackawanna County Detectives, and the Old Forge Police Department for their hard work and enthusiasm in our ongoing efforts to solve this case.
Robert Baron’s Remains Found, Arrest Made
The remains found near Pagnotti Park on March 29, 2023 were confirmed to be those of Robert Baron.
37 year old Justin Schuback of Old Forge was arrested on March 31, 2023, and charged with homicide, robbery, burglary and abuse of a corpse.
District Attorney Mark Powell says he believes a burglary gone wrong is what led to Baron’s killing back in 2017. Schuback is currently being held without bail.
26-year-old Madeline Kingsbury was last seen in Winona, Minnesota on March 31, 2023. She disappeared after dropping her two children off at daycare.
Madeline Jane Kingsbury was born on June 1, 1996. She is a mother of two children, ages 5 and 2.
Kingsbury graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Winona State University in 2019. She was attending the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in a Master in Public Health program.
At the time of her disappearance, Kingsbury was living with her two children and their father, Adam Fravel, in Winona, Minnesota. She worked as a clinical research coordinator at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
While still living together, Kingsbury and Fravel were no longer in a relationship and she was in the process of moving out of the home they shared. She was looking to stay in the Winona area so her children could be close to their father.
On March 31, 2023, Madeline Kingsbury was last seen at her home in Winona, Minnesota.
That morning, Kingsbury and Fravel dropped their children off at daycare shortly after 8:00 am before returning home. At 8:15 am, she sent a text message to her sister in which she replied to a funny picture.
Around 10:00 am, Fravel reportedly left home to run errands in the van Kingsbury normally drives, a dark blue 2014 Chrysler Town and Country, but when he returned later that day Kingsbury was nowhere to be seen.
Madeline Kingsbury never showed up to work that morning and hasn’t been heard from since. She didn’t pick up her children from daycare that afternoon or make any of her other arrangements.
That evening her family filed a missing person’s report with the Winona Police Department when they couldn’t contact her.
Authorities found no indication to suggest that Kingsbury left on foot or in another vehicle. She left most of her belongings at home, including her wallet, cellphone, identification, and the jacket she wore that morning.
On March 31, 2023, a blue van matching the couple’s vehicle description was captured on surveillance camera traveling along County Road 12 and Highway 43 in Winona County, and later in the eastern part of Filmore county, between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm.
Authorities are asking residents of Winona and eastern Filmore counties to check their properties and cameras for any signs of a blue van passing through or stopping along Highway 43 corridor between 8:00 am on March 31 to 4:00 pm April 1, 2023.
Foul play is suspected in Madeline Kingsbury’s disappearance, but authorities have not yet named a person of interest or suspect in her case.
Body of Madeline Kingsbury Found
On June 7, 2023, the body of Madeline Kingsbury was found. Her body was found off Highway 43, north of Mabel, in a wooded area off a gravel road. The area had been searched previously, but authorities say the area was concealed in such a way that she was not visible.
The remains were taken to the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy, and positively identified as belonging to Madeline.
The father of her children, 29 year old Adam Taylor Fravel, was arrested on suspicion of second degree murder. Formal charges have not been filed.
Fravel was the last person to see her alive on the morning of March 31. In April he released a statement proclaiming his innocence.
In October, Fravel was formally indicted with first degree murder. If convicted, he could face life in prison. His bail was set at $3 million, and his next court appearance is scheduled for December 14.
34-year-old Ronald Henry was last seen in Platteville, Wisconsin on December 5, 2022. He disappeared after leaving his friend’s farmhouse where he was staying for work.
Ronald Henry Jr. grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a family of seven siblings.
At the time of his disappearance, Henry was living with his youngest brother in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was in a seven-month relationship with his girlfriend Alicia who he met at work.
Henry took a live-in job at a farm in Platteville, Wisconsin in December 2022. He had done it numerous times before, and had known the people he was staying with for years.
On December 1, 2022, Ronald Henry left his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and took a Greyhound bus to Platteville, Wisconsin, about two hours away. He traveled there for a live-in farm job with a friend and his uncle, and was supposed to return back home to Milwaukee on December 17.
On December 3, 2022, Henry spoke on the phone with his mother and everything seemed normal.
On December 4, 2022, Henry and his friend watched football all day before spending the night out at several bars in Platteville. Around midnight, Henry spoke to his girlfriend on the phone and said he would call her again the next day during his lunch break at noon.
On December 5, 2022, Henry was last seen by his friend at 3:30 am, texting on the couch at the farmhouse on Condry Road in Platteville, Wisconsin.
His friend woke up at 5:30 am to start work, but Ronald Henry was nowhere to be seen. The television was still on and Henry’s belongings were left behind.
When the owner of the farmhouse woke up at 7:30 am he noticed Henry was gone and the front door to the residence left wide open.
The owner later found a voicemail left from Henry at noon on December 5, stating “Jim, it’s Ronald. Call me back right away.” He reportedly sounded anxious in the message. This is the last known communication from Henry.
Ronald Henry never returned home and has never been heard from again.
On December 7, 2022, his girlfriend filed a missing person’s report with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office when she couldn’t get in contact with him.
On December 6 2022, Ronald Henry’s cell phone last pinged to an area about a half mile away from his friend’s farmhouse before being shut off just after 8:00 pm.
On December 8, 2022, authorities conducted an extensive search around the property on Condry Road in Platteville, Wisconsin with the help of drones, helicopters, and K9 units, but found no signs of Ronald Henry.
Authorities received unconfirmed sighting reports of Ronald Henry by two witnesses in Platteville after his disappearance.
In February 2023, authorities released the voicemail message Ronald Henry left on the day he went missing. The message is just four seconds long and states “Hey Jim, It’s Ronald. Give me a call back as soon as possible. Thanks.” At the time the voicemail was left Ronald had already been missing for several hours.
Remains Of Ronald Henry Found
On March 5, 2023, Henry’s body was found in Grant County, Wisconsin, not far from the farmhouse where he was last seen.
A boy searching for antlers in a wooded area about a mile south of the farmhouse came across his remains and called authorities.
Although authorities believe his death was accidental, they’re meeting with meeting with the Grant County District Attorney to review the investigation.
46-year-old Lara Emanuele was last seen in Roxbury, New Jersey on June 7, 2023. She was reported missing after not returning home after work.
On June 7, 2023, Lara Emanuele was last seen in Roxbury, New Jersey. She was reported missing after not returning home after work.
On June 8, 2023, her vehicle was found abandoned in the parking lot of Holiday Inn Express, a hotel on Howard Boulevard in Mount Arlington, about 5 miles from her home.
On June 7, 2023, Emanuele was captured on surveillance footage leaving her vehicle around 5:30 pm and traveling by foot into the woods behind the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Mount Arlington. She left behind some of her personal belongings, including her cellphone.
A handwritten note was found inside her car, indicating that she did not want to be found.
Authorities have been conducting daily searches in the woodlands of Berkshire Valley State Wildlife Management Area, near the hotel where her car was found abandoned.
The Berkshire Valley Wildlife Management Area is located in the vicinity of Lake Hopatcong, north of Interstate 80 and west of NJ 15. It has no marked trails, but includes a network of unmaintained trails and woods roads.
At the time of her disappearance, Emanuele was reportedly in the process of getting a divorce from her husband, Brian Emanuele. She had filed a restraining order against him, but recently lifted it.
Her home has been up for sale since Memorial Day weekend, but the listing was removed on June 10.
In late September 2023, it was announced that the official search for Lara was being suspended, despite her whereabouts remaining unknown.
Authorities don’t consider her disappearance suspicious, as they have footage of her exiting her vehicle alone, however they are concerned for her well being.
Remains of Lara Emanuele Found in Roxbury
Nearly six months after she was reported missing, Lara Emanuele was found deceased.
On November 19, 2023, a K9 tracking team found human remains in a wooded area off of Howard Boulevard and Route 80 in Roxbury Township.
The remains were taken to the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office where they were confirmed to be those of Lara.
The Medical Examiner listed the cause of death as undetermined, though authorities say there was no evidence to indicate that her death was suspicious.
The Medical Examiner listed the cause of death as undetermined, though authorities say there was no evidence to indicate that her death was suspicious.
33 year old Azia Diana Saldana was last seen on August 26, 2023 in Torrington, Wyoming. She disappeared after going to a truck stop to play slots.
Azia Saldana was born to parents Lisa and Amado Saldana. She is an only child. At the time of her disappearance, Azia was living in Torrington, Wyoming. She is a mother of four.
She has struggled with drug addiction in the past and had been incarcerated for drug use, but did not have any pending charges in Wyoming when she went missing.
Around 4:30 pm on August 26, 2023, Azia Saldana left her parents’ home in Torrington, Wyoming to go play slots at the Western Travel Terminal, a local truck stop.
She texted her mother that evening saying she would be home by 8:00 pm.
Azia never returned home and hasn’t been heard from since.
A neighbor told Azia’s parents that he drove her to a hotel in the Denver area on or around the 27th of August. He says he came back to the hotel a few hours later, but she was gone.
Azia was using a prepaid phone at the time of her disappearance, which has since gone out of service.
There were messages sent from her phone on August 30 saying “I’m fine, don’t worry,” but whether they came from Azia herself has not been verified.
Police do not believe Azia is in the Torrington area, and have been focusing their searches in Colorado.
“Based on the information we have in the investigation, we believe Azia is or has been in the Denver area,” Torrington Police Chief Matt Johnson told Cowboy State Daily.
Authorities say Azia has been known to go missing for long periods of time, and is known to frequent the areas of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Brighton, Colorado, and Denver, Colorado.
Although she was known to leave for extended periods of time, loved ones say she would always maintain contact with family.
On October 25, 2023, the Torrington Police said they had turned up some useful information in Azia’s disappearance.
Azia Found Alive
Azia Saldana was found alive in November 2023. She made a call to her mother saying she was OK, but did not disclose her location or any further details regarding her disappearance.
Documents show she was later arrested and booked into the Denver County Detention Center for charges related to drug possession. As of November 20, 2023, she was being held on a $5,000 bail.
Kenny Guerra & Jason Salter
36-year-old Kenny Guerra and 40-year-old Jason Salter were last seen in East Point, Georgia on February 25, 2023. They disappeared after meeting up for a business deal.
Described as loving fathers and responsible men, Jason Salter and Kenny Guerra are best friends and business partners. Salter is a father of four and Guerra is a father of three.
At the time of their disappearance, the two friends were running the Rockstar Printing Shop on Old National Highway in College Park, Georgia. They also worked as bartenders.
On February 25, 2023, Jason Salter dropped his 15-year-son at home and left to meet his friend Kenny Guerra for a business deal in East Point.
Around 5:00 p.m, Guerra was last seen by his girlfriend when he left home.
At 6:00 pm, Salter’s car was captured by street cameras on Campbellton Road. Both men were seen together at the time.
Jason Salter and Kenny Guerra never returned home and have never been heard from again.
At 1:00 pm on February 26, 2023, Jason’s brother reported him missing to the Hapeville Police Department.
Salter’s vehicle, a 2017 gray Nissan Altima with Georgia tag TEF4403, was found abandoned in the parking lot outside of a Family Dollar store in the 2000 block of Delowe Drive in East Point, Georgia.
Guerra’s BMW was found parked at the Reserve at Birch Creek Apartments on Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta, Georgia. Both men’s cell phones have been found.
The East Point Police Department is leading the investigation.
Bodies Found in Chattahoochee Hills
On March 16, 2023, two bodies were found by authorities in a wooded area of Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills. They were sent to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.
On April 18, 2023, it was announced that one of the bodies was positively identified through dental records as belonging to Jason Salter. The Medical Examiner has not released Salter’s cause of death, though police are investigating the case as a homicide.
The second set of remains was identified as belonging to Kenny Guerra on May 5, 2023. Both of their deaths have been ruled a homicide, though authorities have not named any suspects at this time.
48-year-old Camela Leierth-Segura was last seen in Beverly Hills, California on June 29, 2023. She disappeared after being evicted by her landlord from her one bedroom apartment.
Camela Leierth-Segura was born on April 15, 1975, in Nederlulea, Sweden, where her family still lives. She worked as a child actress from the age of five and moved to the United States at 15-years-old.
Leierth-Segura is a model and singer/songwriter, best known for co-writing Katy Perry’s 2013 hit song, “Walking on Air”. In 2010, she released the album “Time Heals Nothing” on Universal Music Sweden.
Outside of modeling and songwriting, Leierth-Segura has directed music videos, live performances, and off-Broadway plays in New York City, Paris, and London.
At the time of her disappearance, Leierth-Segura was living in a one-bedroom apartment in Beverly Hills, California. She has a 19-year-old cat named Morris.
On June 29, 2023, Camela Leierth-Segura’s last contact was a text message to a friend in Sweden. Described as “bland,” there was nothing out of the oridinary in the text.
On June 30, 2023, Leierth-Segura’s vehicle, a 2010 silver Ford Fusion with California license plate #6KZJ725, was picked up by a police camera leaving Beverly Hills at 2:40 am.
Camela hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
On August 8, 2023, her friend filed a missing person’s report with the Beverly Hills Police Department after Camela stopped answering texts and phone calls.
Investigators have been trying to trace her car, but there has been no sign of it since it was seen leaving Beverly Hills in the early morning hours of June 30, 2023. It is unclear if she was driving at the time since the cameras don’t show the driver.
Before her disappearance, Leierth-Segura had been recently evicted by her landlord from her one-bedroom apartment in Beverly Hills, California. She mentioned to family and friends that she was struggling to pay rent, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is unclear exactly when she was evicted, or where she was staying afterwards.
Camela’s loved ones say it’s uncharacteristic of her to leave without contacting anyone. She has a history of mental illness and paranoia and could be in a confused or panicked state.
Leierth-Segura disappeared along with her 19-year-old cat, Morris (pictured below).
Camela Leierth-Segura Found Safe in California
Camela was found safe in California on October 6, 2023.
“She was found a few hours ago so she is safe right now,” Cecelia Foss, a friend of Camela’s told the Independent. “The family has asked for privacy and the police hasn’t given me any details yet though so I only know that she was found so far.”
The Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed that Camela’s missing persons case is now closed.
The department released the following statement; “On October 5, 2023, an anonymous source reported seeing Camela Segura in the City of Santa Monica. The BHPD Watch Commander requested the Santa Monica Police Department follow up. After SMPD contacted Camela Segura, she informed them that she was not in distress and did not want any police services.”
39-year-old Allicia Watts was last seen in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 16, 2023. She disappeared after traveling to Charlotte for the weekend to meet up with her boyfriend.
At the time of her disappearance, Allicia Watts was living in a home on Foxtail Lane in Jackson Springs, North Carolina.
Watts had been in a relationship with James Dunmore for one year, and would often travel to Charlotte for the weekend to visit him, as well as her relatives and friends.
She is the CEO of Inspired Visions Support Services, a mental health company which provides disability services to persons of all ages in several North Carolina counties.
Her loved ones say it’s uncharacteristic of her to leave without staying in touch.
On July 14, 2023, Allicia Watts traveled to Charlotte for the weekend to visit her boyfriend, James Dunmore, which is about a two-hour drive from her home.
On July 16, 2023, Allicia was last seen leaving her boyfriend’s residence on Pamela Lorraine Drive in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The couple had plans to attend a comedy show with friends at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte that evening. Allicia never made it to the show and hasn’t been heard from since.
On July 18, 2023, her vehicle, a 2023 black Mercedes Benz GLC 300, was found parked at a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Anson County, about 40 miles southeast of Charlotte.
James Dunmore, who was found alone inside the car, initially told police that he was taking a nap. When police returned three hours they found Dunmore unresponsive. He was taken to an area hospital.
A search warrant states that he tried to commit suicide before being found in Watt’s car. Authorities have not released any further information on his condition.
Authorities had Allicia’s car towed to the Chalotte-Mecklenburg police department so it could be searched for evidence.
Allicia’s cell phone was later found at her boyfriend’s residence, and her purse was inside her car.
Authorities searched Dunmore’s home and found shell casings from a 9 mm gun along the street in front of his home.
Court records show that James Dunmore had a domestic violence order filed against him in May 2023 by a woman in Durham County for alleged abuses that happened in March 2023 and before.
Dunmore has a criminal history in Virginia dating back to 2003 that includes convictions for assault, battery and kidnapping. He spent five years in prison after an abduction conviction and was sentenced to 15 years of probation.
On August 24, 2023, a body was found near the Richmond-Montgomery County line. According to WSOC, it’s being investigated in connection with Allisha’s disappearance.
Body of Allisha Watts Found, Boyfriend Arrested for Murder
On August 24, 2023, Montgomery County authorities announced that they had found the body of Allisha Watts in Norman, a small town along Interstate 74.
Her boyfriend, James Dunmore, was taken into custody and arrested for murder. He could face life in prison if convicted. He’s been in jail without bond since his arrest.
49-year-old Suzanne Morphew was last seen in Salida, Colorado on May 10, 2020. She disappeared on Mother’s Day after allegedly going for a bike ride in the morning.
Suzanne Renee Morphew was born on April 30, 1971. Suzanne grew up in Alexandria, Indiana, where she met her future husband, Barry Morphew, during high school. They both attended Purdue University and married in 1994.
Suzanne worked as a middle school teacher before becoming a full-time mother to raise the couple’s two daughters. In 2018, the family moved to a home just outside of Salida to be closer to their older daughter who was attending college in Colorado.
The Disappearance of Suzanne Morphew
On May 10, 2020, Suzanne Morphew was last seen by her husband Barry at their home in Maysville, Colorado. She was still sleeping in their bed when he left at 5:00 am for a job in Broomfield, Colorado, just outside of Denver.
Later that day, Suzanne supposedly went for a bike ride in the area of County Road 225 and West Highway 50, near the small mountain town of Salida in Chaffee County, Colorado.
Suzanne Morphew never returned home and hasn’t been heard from since.
Her two daughters, who had been away on a camping trip and were on their way back home, texted their mother to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day but received no response. They contacted their father, telling him they had been unable to reach her.
Barry, who was reportedly away at work at the time, called a neighbor and asked them to check on Suzanne. When the neighbor called back to let him know there was no sign of Suzanne or her bike at the house Barry asked them to contact the police.
That evening the neighbor filed a missing persons report with the Chaffee County Colorado Sheriff’s Office when Suzanne didn’t return home.
Suzanne’s sunglasses, hydration backpack, driver’s license, and credit cards were found left behind inside her car at home.
Sheriff’s deputies found Suzanne‘s bicycle on the day she disappeared. It was found down a steep ravine on the side of a cliff off Chaffee County Road 225 from Highway 50, not fat from her home. Her helmet was discovered four days later, about a mile away off Highway 50.
Authorities found no signs of a struggle, blood, or clothing at the scene, and the bicycle did not look like it had been involved in a crash.
Unknown DNA was found on the bike grips and handlebar of Suzanne’s bicycle. It did not match her husband Barry, but his DNA was found on the bike seat.
Authorities learned that Suzanne Morphew had a strained marriage with her husband and had plans to leave him. On May 6, 2020, she told him in a text message “I’m done,” indicating that she wanted to end the relationship.
Barry Morphew denied any involvement in his wife’s disappearance, and denied that their marriage was in trouble. He added that Suzanne had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was having trouble going to her chemotherapy treatments for the last couple of years.
Barry Morphew Charged With Murder
In May 2021, Barry Morphew was arrested for the murder of his wife Suzanne. He was charged with first-degree murder, tampering with a deceased human body, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a dangerous weapon, and attempted influence of a public servant.
Evidence showed that Barry’s cell phone pinged all around his house on Mother’s Day weekend 2020. A plastic cap for a syringe, believed to be used to load a tranquilizer dart, was discovered in the couple’s dryer with Suzanne’s DNA on it.
Authorities found a “spy pen” device which captured several intimate conversations between Suzanne and Jeff Libler, a man she knew from high school in Alexandria, with whom she had been in an extramarital affair for the past two years.
On May 9, 2020, records showed that Suzanne Morphew and her high school flame messaged each other 59 times. She sent him a selfie which police dubbed as her last “proof of life” photo.
Authorities believe that Barry Morphew killed his wife when he returned home that afternoon after running some errands. They allege he shot her with a tranquilizer gun, disposed of her body, and staged the bike crash.
On May 10, 2020, Barry Morphew left early the next morning and was captured on surveillance cameras throwing out trash at multiple locations around Broomfield, Colorado, while in town for work.
Murder Case Dismissed
On April 19, 2022, Barry Morphew’s case was dismissed without prejudice after all charges were dropped by prosecution, just days before he was set to stand trial.
Authorities cited that the weather complicated efforts to search for Suzanne’s body in a remote and mountainous region near the couple’s home where they believed she was located.
In May 2023, Barry Morphew filed a $15 million lawsuit against authorities, claiming a malicious criminal prosecution against him in the disappearance case of his wife.
Body of Suzanne Morphew Found
On September 22, 2023, more than three years after she went missing, the remains of Suzanne Morphew were found in Saguache County.
“Specific information about the location and the state of the remains are being withheld at this time,” the CBI statement says. “No arrests have been made since the remains were located. Updates will be provided as information becomes available during this ongoing investigation. Family notifications have been made following the formal identification of Suzanne Morphew.”
Morphew was found buried in a shallow grave, with her bones being dispersed over the years, according to the coroner.
47-year-old Kenneth Colbert was last seen in Princeton, Indiana on December 9, 2022. He disappeared after failing to return home from work.
Kenneth Brian Colbert was originally from Chicago, Illinois but moved to Evansville, Indiana in the 1990’s where he met his future wife, Yashema Colbert. He has five children and two stepchildren.
At the time of his disappearance, Colbert was living with his family in Evansville, Indiana. He worked at Toyota Boshoku Indiana, an automotive manufacturer in Princeton.
Described as a family man, Colbert enjoyed cookouts and spending time with his family.
On December 8, 2022, Kenneth Colbert spent the night at home with his family and everything seemed normal at the time.
On December 9, 2022, Colbert got up around 5:00 am as usual and left home for work in Princeton, about forty-five minutes away.
At 11:00 am, Colbert had a conversation with his wife through text message, talking about watching a movie and dinner.
Around 4:00 pm, Colbert left work and went to hangout with a coworker at Susan Bobe’s Pizza, a restaurant on West Broadway Street in Princeton, Indiana.
Colbert later spent some time at his coworker’s home on South Race Street in Princeton, before leaving in his 2017 plum colored Toyota Avalon.
Around 9:30 pm, his wife returned home after doing some errands but Kenneth Colbert was nowhere to be seen. All attempts to call his phone went straight to voicemail.
Kenneth Colbert never returned home that day and has never been heard from again.
On December 10, 2022, his family filed a missing person’s report with the Evansville Police Department when Kenneth Colbert did not show up.
Colbert’s vehicle, a 2017 plum-colored Toyota Avalon with a temp license plate and tinted windows, was reportedly spotted in Princeton on December 10 and 11 after his disappearance.
Kenneth Found Deceased After Car Crash
On January 23, 2023, it was announced that the Kenneth Colbert had been found deceased following a car crash.
The discovery was made on January 20, when an officer searching along Old US 41 south of CR 150 South found Kenneth’s vehicle under a bridge with a body matching his description inside. He was later positively identified as Kenneth by Gibson County Coroner, Barrett Doyle.
Authorities believe that on the night of December 9, Kenneth was driving south on Old US 31 when he went off the road, overturned, and landed near the bridge on Pigeon Creek.
23 year old Andy Tang was last seen on the afternoon of February 2, 2023 in Montgomery, Alabama. He disappeared from his home in the area of in the area of Thoroughbred Court, and hasn’t been seen or heard from sine.
At 1:47 pm on February 2, 2023, Andy Tang was seen leaving his home in the 5500 block of Thoroughbred Court in Montgomery, Alabama. Andy hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Police say Andy may be living with a condition that may impair his judgment. He was last seen wearing a gray jacket, blue jeans, and gray tennis shoes.
He recently graduated from the University of Alabama, so he has connections to the Birmingham area.
Andy was captured on ring camera leaving his home on foot at 1:47 pm. He did not leave in his car, and he did not have his wallet with him.
His phone has been going straight to voicemail, so it is believed his phone battery died.
Andy Tang Found Deceased
On February 17, 2023, the Montgomery Police Department confirmed that Andy Tang was found deceased. No further details were released, but authorities confirmed that foul play is not suspected in Andy’s death.