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Dateline NBC's social and digital series 'Missing in America' began on December 5,following a question the night before to our Facebook community, "Do you know anyone who has simply vanished? Since that first post, every week we have featured the story of a different missing person brought to our attention by a member of our social communities. Their last known locations are shown on the map below. Please take a moment to read and share their stories.
Someone, somewhere, saw something that may help authorities. Could it be you or one of your friends? If a loved one or someone from your area is missing and you would like us to possibly feature their story in the series, please reach out to us on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram s.
After a few days of searching, family called authorities to report Brad missing. Brooke Allensworth was last seen on July 12,a day after getting her hair and nails done at a salon in Independence County, Arkansas. She was 37 years old.
On July 27, police in Independence County got a call that a vehicle registered to Brooke was found under a bridge. Some of her personal belongings were found inside the car. There was no of a struggle. There have been no updates in her case. If you have any information on the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, please call the Arkansas State Police at Despite active pursuits on social media for many years now, the families of five young men who went missing in the San Francisco, California area over the past decade still have few answers.
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Le and searches have unearthed virtually no clues in any of their cases, but members of every family have banded together to help in the search efforts and cope with their shared grief. If you have any information regarding any of these five cases, please contact the San Francisco Police Department at High school teacher Christina Bastian and her dog, Coco, were last seen together in the early hours of November 1,at a friend's home near Apple Valley, California.
Her truck was located, abandoned, on a dirt road along Highway The next day, her dog Coco was found alive by a stranger nearly 70 miles from where the truck had been located. In the four years since Christina vanished, there have been few clues discovered in the case.
Several days later, the year-old called her sister Laura saying she was in distress and wanted to come home.
Soon after that phone call, Nancy was reported missing by her boyfriend, who reportedly told police he dropped her off at a shopping mall outside El Centro, California, while he was finishing deliveries. He said Nancy was not there when he returned, according to police. It was just before 1 a. Several hours later, a call came in to the California State Highway Patrol that a burning vehicle had been discovered in an orchard near Goshen, about 30 miles away from the casino. Cecilia was last seen with her husband, Francisco Valdivia. In December ofthe Tulare County District Attorney's office filed charges against Valdivia for felony murder and arson.
A woman, Rosalina Lopez, who was also married to Valdivia, was charged with one felony count of being an accessory to murder after the fact. Donald Cavanaugh and David Neily both had done work for the same small horse ranch in California outside Westport, a town with only 60 residents.
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Both men have also been missing for more than a decade and are feared dead. Donald Cavanaugh, then 63, was reported missing in Mayin Ukiah, California after a dispute with his nephew, James DeNoyer, who was the ranch owner. David Neily, then 69, was reported missing in Westport, California just one year later, also reportedly after a confrontation with DeNoyer.
Both men's vehicles were found on DeNoyer's ranch property. According to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, the investigations are considered open and ongoing.
If you have information about either of these cases, you are encouraged to call the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office at Police recovered her Mercedes abandoned in a rural area outside Los Angeles several days later. Several searches conducted over the past two years in relation to the case have not yielded anything ificant. Foul play has not been ruled out.
Police told Dateline in there are no recent updates in this case.
On the night of March 17,Max Greenfield began messaging his friends asking if anyone wanted to go to the Lucky 7 Casino in Smith River, California. Security footage provided by the casino shows Max, 25, arriving around 1 a. Around a. Max and the man are then seen walking south across the parking lot, parallel to Highwayuntil they go off camera, still walking south.
Eighteen minutes later, the man re-entered the casino alone. According to Melissa, they ate dinner together before Karlie went to bed. In a March interview on the Dr. Phil daytime talk show, Melissa told Dr. Did you — she was still in bed at that time.
Did you go back and lay down? Phil asked Melissa on the show which aired on March 25, That — the Dateline NBC? Authorities say Karlie was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and grey sweatpants. He was traveling to visit his girlfriend in Seattle when, on October 10,he mysteriously disappeared. Rico, then 37, was last seen leaving the home that he shared with his mother in Alhambra, California.
Three days later, his vehicle was found in the Yolo County Regional Park area near Rumsey, California, about miles north of Alhambra.
Pieces of a puzzle
His wallet, cellphone and backpack were all located nearby. Anyone with information about Rico should contact the Yolo County Sheriff's Department at After working her normal volunteer shift at a local thrift store on April 20,year-old Lyn Palmer returned to her home in Fall River Mills, California. Lyn told her husband she was going to take Lucy on her typical minute walk, leaving her phone, wallet, and purse on the kitchen counter.
But she never returned. Four days later, Lucy returned to the house unharmed. Family and authorities have searched tirelessly for Lyn, but nothing of ificance has been found and police say there are no s of foul play. To leave a tip anonymously, call Secret Witness at Elaine Park has been missing for almost three years, but her mother will not give up hope. The last time anyone saw the year-old was in the early-morning hours of Saturday, January 28, He said despite his efforts to have her stay, Elaine drove off in her car.
The vehicle was unlocked and the key was still in the ignition. Anyone with information regarding her case is urged to contact the Glendale Police Department at Lance Perkins called his mother Donna on the night of October 23,to tell her that he was having blackouts. She told him to call and go to the hospital. Three hours later, security cameras showed him walking out of the hospital. He never returned to his hotel, and he never called his mother back. Officials with the San Diego Police Department are investigating, but little information has been released in connection with the case.
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Authorities have reportedly conducted several searches, but few clues have been found. Stacey Smart has been missing from the small Trinity County town of Lewiston, California for over three years. The details of what happened in the days leading up to her disappearance remain unclear. Stacey is usually in contact with her family daily, but as Halloween approached and nobody had heard from her, family grew concerned.
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This remains an active case and police are working on all tips that have come in, but no le have produced any substantial information. Michael Vanzandt was last seen the evening of March 5,while out with friends in downtown Hermosa Beach, California. Vanzandt, 36, was standing in line with friends outside the American Junkie gastropub at about p. He has not been seen or heard from since. The Air Force veteran, and father of three, was going through a divorce, but family members said there were absolutely no red flags in his personal life that would have led to his disappearance.
Because he is an avid swimmer, they fear he may have gone in the water for a late-night dip.
Authorities say the case is still active and ongoing. Matthew Weaver Jr. He had hung out with a friend until around a. His car was found the next morning off a trail near Malibu. Derek Weidner, 25, moved from Houston, Texas to Santa Rosa in to work for a private company as a lineman restoring power lines that had been destroyed by the California fires.