Friday, January 22, 2021

Fundraiser Friday Jan. 22, 2021

This week's Fundraiser Friday features cases of two missing young women. Both women are suspected to be victims of sex trafficking. The families of both young women hope to raise money for private investigators and increased reward money in their cases. Please share their stories and consider donating!

Alexis Scott

Alexis Scott vanished at the age of 20 on September 22nd, 2017. The young mother lived in Peoria, Illinois at the time of her disappearance, and she was last seen at a house party on Richmond Avenue. Unbeknownst to Alexis, the man who owned the house on Richmond Ave was affiliated with sex traffickers that Alexis had escaped from already. Just weeks earlier, Alexis had reportedly been kidnapped in Las Vegas and transported to a sex trafficking ring in California. She was reportedly able to escape and eventually made her way back to Peoria. Then, Alexis later attended the party on Richmond Ave--and there is no evidence that she ever left the house. She has never been seen or heard from again. [link to fundraiser] [full case write-up]

Melissa Garcia

Melissa Garcia vanished at the age of 22 on April 23rd, 2019. She was reportedly last seen in Columbus, Ohio. Melissa's case has gotten very little attention in the media, however the GoFundMe page states that she was kidnapped and possibly forced into trafficking. Her loved ones are hoping that the money raised in the GoFundMe will provide incentive for those who might have information on her disappearance to speak up. [link to fundraiser] [full case write-up]

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

List Series: Unsolved Party Mysteries Vol. II

 A second list of unsolved mysteries that began with a party. Whether it's a disappearance with a missing person last seen or a party, or a murder than occurred at a party--each of these unsolved mysteries occurred around a large gathering of people. 

Read the original list.

The Disappearance of Ashley Summers

Ashley Summers was only 14 years-old when she vanished on July 6th, 2007. She was last seen at a pool party at her great uncle's residence on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio. Ashley had been staying with her other uncle, Kevin, before her disappearance. On the day of the pool party, she walked two miles from Kevin's house to her great uncle's house. According to relatives who saw her there, Ashley stayed at the party for about 3 or 4 hours before she left to walk to her aunt Christina’s house, who lived just a few blocks away. She never arrived and has not been seen since leaving that party.

Throughout the years, there have been numerous theories about what might have happened to Ashley. She was reportedly at odds with her mother and other family members prior to her disappearance--so it was originally theorized that she ran away. Ashley vanished very close to West Lorain Avenue–the same street from where Amanda Berry disappeared in 2003, and Gina DeJesus in 2004. When those two girls, along with Michelle Knight, were eventually rescued from Ariel Castro’s home on Seymour Avenue in 2013, there was speculation that Castro may have been involved in Ashley’s disappearance as well. However, while investigating Castro’s case, investigators were ultimately unable to find evidence of any other victims. 

Ashley's case has since gone cold, and her disappearance remains unsolved today. [read more]

The Disappearance & Death of Ethan Kazmerzak

Ethan Kazmerzak was only 22 years old when he vanished during the early morning hours of September 15th, 2013. He was last seen in Hampton, Iowa. Before vanishing, Ethan was at a party at a gravel pit pond located behind a house on 190th Street. Around 12:15am, Ethan called his mother and told her that he was on his way home. He never made it there, and was never seen or heard from again. Ethan's vehicle vanished with him, which lead to theories that Ethan might have driven his car into a body of water located in the rural area near the party. A pond near Olive Avenue was searched numerous times, but nothing was found. By 2019, investigators had separated from the theory that Ethan had driven into water. 

A little over a year later, scuba diver and YouTuber Jason Leisek went diving into the pond near Olive Avenue--where searches for Ethan had previously taken place. During his dive, Leisek spotted a vehicle. The car was located about 90 feet from the edge of the water, and only approximately 8 feet from the pond's surface. Once the car was removed from the water, investigators discovered human remains inside. Police later announced that those remains were that of Ethan Kazmerzak.

It's unclear why the vehicle was not spotted during the professional investigative searches that occurred years earlier. The car was found relatively close to the pond's surface and was reportedly very easy for Leisek to spot. Due to this, some have theorized that the vehicle somehow entered the pond at some point after those 2013 searches were conducted. This has not been confirmed and the investigation is still ongoing. [read more]

The Disappearance of Alexis Scott

Alexis Scott vanished after going to a party during the early morning hours of September 22nd, 2017. The 20 year-old woman lived in Peoria, Illinois at the time of her disappearance. Alexis spent the evening of September 21st out with her friends. As the evening poured into the following morning, Alexis was invited to an afterparty on Richmond Avenue. A cab driver dropped Alexis off at the house shortly after 5am.The cab driver later told police that a man greeted Alexis at the cab’s door and paid her fare. This is apparently the last official confirmed sighting of her. According to her missing poster, “there is no conclusive evidence that she ever left the residence, but [she] hasn’t been seen since.” 

After the news of Alexis’ disappearance began to circulate, it was revealed that Alexis had survived a kidnapping just three weeks earlier after a trip to Las Vegas. Alexis, along with two males and one other female, had taken the trip to Vegas in late August with hopes of making some extra money working as go-go dancers after the Floyd Mayweather fight. According to Alexis’ mother,  from there Alexis was kidnapped, drugged, then transported to Sacramento, California and entered into a sex trafficking ring. She managed to escape, partially naked and beaten, by running into the street and flagging down a woman who let Alexis borrow her phone. Alexis then called her mother, who sent her a bus ticket back to Illinois.

It was later revealed that the man who owns the house where Alexis attended the party on Richmond Avenue is affiliated with the men behind Alexis’ kidnapping in Vegas. This was obviously unknown to Alexis. The details of this affiliation have not been publicly revealed, and Alexis remains missing today. [read more]

The Disappearance & Death of Todd Geib

Todd Geib vanished in the midst of a keg party and bonfire in Casnovia, Michigan during the early morning hours of June 12th, 2005. The 22 year-old was amongst approximately 100 partygoers that evening.  Todd called a friend at 12:47am and said that he “had enough” of the party and was going to walk home. At 12:51, he called his sister but only said “I’m in a field”  before the phone call cut off. Todd’s sister called him back, but only heard what she thought was the sound of wind or heavy breathing before the call cut off again. Todd’s phone was used twice over the next few minutes in attempt to call his sister back. The last attempt was at 12:57am. Todd was never heard from again after that.

Three weeks later, on July 2nd, 2005, Todd’s body was found in Ovidhall Lake, a remote area near the party site. The couple that found him stated that they found his body standing upright in the water; they distinctly remember it because “his head and shoulders were sticking out of the water.” An autopsy determined that Todd had a .12 blood alcohol content at the time of his death. His cause of death was determined to be drowning, however the manner of death was undetermined. After these findings were made public, the Michigan State Police closed Todd’s case.

Four years later, in 2009, the CEO of Forensic Identification and Profiling Laboratory, Dr. Michael Sikirica, reviewed Todd’s autopsy report and recovery photos. Based on his findings, Dr. Sikirica concluded that Todd, who was missing for three weeks, had only been dead for 2-5 days before he was found. It was also concluded that Todd did not have any water in his lungs—which means he did not die by drowning. These findings were shared with a plethora of investigate professionals from across the world, and all of the professionals agreed with Dr. Sikirica’s conclusion. Despite this, the Michigan State Police have still refused to re-open Todd’s case. His parents firmly believe he was murdered and hope to one day receive justice. [read more]

The Murder of Jonah Golden

Jonah Golden was only 19 years-old when he was shot to death during the early morning hours of April 23rd, 2016. Jonah lived in Jacksonville, Florida, and on the evening of April 22nd, he attended a party at a home in Ortega Farms. The men throwing the party stated that the event got out-of-hand when the crowd got too large.  They eventually tried to break up the party themselves but were unable to gain control of the situation. Fights began to break out, and around 2:30am, shots began firing. Jonah ended up being shot and killed in the front yard. Another 18 year-old male was shot as well, but survived the injuries. The police were called again, but the shooter(s) fled the scene before the officers arrived.

Despite the numerous witnesses, the shooter remains unidentified. Jonah's murder remains unsolved. [read more]

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Disappearance of Kierra Stubbs

Kierra Stubbs has been missing since April 24th, 2014. The 23 year-old was last seen getting into a man's car on 3rd Avenue in Birmington, Alabama. Surveillance cameras captured Kierra getting into the vehicle shortly after 9am. She has never been seen or heard from again.

The man Kierra met up with that morning was reportedly just an acquaintance whom she had met at her job. The man had offered to help Kierra fix the brakes on her car in exchange for Kierra braiding his children's hair. Kierra agreed, and her brother drove her to meet up with the man on the morning of her disappearance. 

After Kierra was reported missing, police identified this man---but his identity has not been revealed to the public. He is considered a person of interest in Kierra's case, but so far he has not been charged with anything related to her disappearance. Her case has since grown cold. Investigators are hoping that other potential witnesses from the day of Kierra's disappearance will come forward with information.

Kierra remains missing today. If you have have any information that could lead to her whereabouts, please go here to submit and anonymous tip. 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

The Disappearance of William Hummelsund


source: Help Find William Hummelsund facebook page

William Hummelsund vanished during the early morning hours of January 26th, 2017. The 20 year-old was last seen leaving a family friend's home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. William never returned home and has never been seen or heard from again.

William's case is unfortunately one of many missing persons cases with very little coverage by the media. However, there has been a decent amount of discussion about his disappearance on social media. Over a week after his disappearance, a friend posted the following the William's Facebook page: "Don't know what's going on with you but I hope you come home safe and sound...Praying for you will." Over the next few months, various other people posted to William's page inquiring about his whereabouts. On his birthday that year, family members sent him well wishes and posted messages such as "I hope you are ok" and "praying for you". 

On October 7th, 2017, a friend wrote: "Come out of hiding you went missing on purpose I know this is you on Twitter." The same person also claimed to have found his Twitter account--though his has never been confirmed. 

In July 2018, the same person wrote: "I still can’t believe this shit cuz it’s been almost two years... where the fuck did he go ?!? 🙁." Another friend responded, stating, "Nobody knows except for the ones who was with him that’s why it’s not making any sense." This information has not been confirmed, as none of the media reports about William's disappearance mention that he was seen with anyone else on the morning of his disappearance. Still, these messages theorize that someone out there has information about William's disappearance, but is not talking.

William remains missing today, and there have been very few updates in his case. Minneapolis authorities are investigating. If you have any information that could lead to William's whereabouts, please go here to submit an anonymous tip.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Fundraiser Friday: Jan. 15, 2021

This week's Fundraiser Friday features two cases of missing young women. Both women vanished from small towns under suspicious circumstances. Please share these women's stories and consider donating!

Cynthia Orsborn

Cynthia Orsborn vanished at the age of 23 on June 14th, 2017. The young mother of two was last seen at a house in Calvin, Louisiana that she had rented with her older boyfriend, Jack “JD” Noble. Cynthia and JD had a tumultuous relationship. JD has a criminal history of violence against both Cynthia and previous girlfriends as well. In fact, when JD and Cynthia moved in together, Cynthia actually had a restraining order out against him. JD told Cynthia’s family members that on the day she went missing, Cynthia got into a car with an unidentified driver and simply rode off. She has never been seen or heard from again.

Both authorities and Cynthia’s family members have doubted JD’s story from the beginning. Still, JD has never been charged with anything related to Cynthia’s disappearance—but he remains the only person of interest to this day. Cynthia's family members are hoping to raise money to hire a private investigator to help locate Cynthia and bring her case to justice. [fundraiser link] [full case write-up]

Keeslyn Roberts

Keeslyn Roberts has been missing since January 18th, 2020. The 20 year-old woman was last seen at a Flying J truck stop in Resaca, Georgia. When Keeslyn arrived at the Flying J that day, she told people at the truck stop that she was there to see someone. Employees at the Flying J ended up calling 911 after Keeslyn reportedly entered an employee-only kitchen area and got into an altercation. She fled the scene before the police arrived, however her cash, debit cards, identification, and phone charger were left behind. At this time it is unclear how Keeslyn left the truck stop, as her vehicle was left behind as well.

A probation violation warrant was issued for Keeslyn the day before she vanished. It is possible that she fled from the Flying J on the day of her disappearance to avoid being apprehended by police, but this has not been verified. Police have reportedly interviewed those closest to Keeslyn, including her boyfriend and the person she was planning to see at the Flying J that day—but so far nobody has been identified as a suspect or person of interest. Keeslyn's father is hoping to raise money to increase the reward in Keeslyn's case. [fundraiser link] [full case write-up]

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Disappearance of Kristen Galvan

Kristen Galvan was only 15 years old when she vanished on January 2nd, 2020. She was last seen at her grandmother's home in Spring, Texas. Kristen left the home on the day of her disappearance and never returned. She has never been seen or heard from again.

Despite the fact that Kristen left on her own accord, her loved ones immediately began to worry for her safety. Her family members began to suspect that she had been sold into trafficking by a boy whom she had been hanging out with prior to her disappearance. Kristen's picture was reportedly seen on a website known for prostitution. Her family members attempted to locate her on Bissonnet Street--an area in Houston that is also well known for prostitution in trafficking. Unfortunately, Kristen's family members were unable to locate her.

Kristen's mother has since hired a private investigator, who reportedly might have tracked Kristen down in the Lake Charles area--but no other sightings of Kristen have been reported. It's unclear if she is still believed to be in the local area. She remains missing today.

If you have any information that could lead to Kristen's whereabouts, please submit an anonymous tip here. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Disappearance of Daniela 'Jasmin' Amaro

Daniela 'Jasmin' Amaro (29) has been missing since October 6th, 2017. Family members last saw Jasmin at her parent's house in Denver, Colorado. Jasmin left the house at some point that day and never returned. She has never been seen or heard from again.

The following day, Jasmin's car was found abandoned on the side of the road near the 215 Beltway in North Las Vegas, Nevada--an approximate 11 hour drive away from Denver. Once Jasmin was reported missing, investigators searched the surrounding areas near where the car was found. Unfortunately, no clues were found. 

Police departments in both Denver and North Las Vegas are investigating Jasmin's disappearance. Certain reports state that Jasmin is missing from Denver--despite the fact that her car was found in Vegas. Other reports state that she was actually spotted in wandering into the desert in Vegas shortly before her car was found abandoned. However, investigators were unable to locate Jasmin or any signs of her when they searched said area. 

There are very few details available about Jasmin's case, so it is unknown why Jasmin and her car ended up in Vegas-- nearly 750 miles away from Denver. The link between Jasmin and Las Vegas is unknown. The tragic mass shooting during the Route 91 Harvest musical festival in Las Vegas occurred just five days before Jasmin's disappearance. On October 3rd, 2017, Jasmin shared a link to a fundraiser for the victims of the shooting. Her car was found abandoned in Vegas four days later. Due to all these details, it seems possible that Jasmin might have travelled to Vegas to help aide victims of the shooting--but none of this has been confirmed at this time. 

Jasmin's case remains unsolved. If you have any information that could lead to her whereabouts, please submit an anonymous tip here or here.

Fundraiser Friday Jan. 22, 2021

This week's Fundraiser Friday features cases of two missing young women. Both women are suspected to be victims of sex trafficking. The ...