Posted in children, Crystal S. Kauffman, missing child, missing children, missing kids, Missing person, murdered

Devastating End to 27-Year-Old Mystery


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer  

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Minnesota officials has finally learned what had happened to the 11-year-old, Jacob Wetterling, who was abducted on October 22, 1989 from St. Joseph. According to StarTribune, Jacob was riding home from a convenience store with his brother and his best friend when a masked gunman forced Jacob into his car and handcuffed him. His brother and friend were told to run or he would shoot them also. Tragically, on September 3rd, 2016, local authorities announced that they had in fact found Jacob’s remains on a farm in Paynesville, Minnesota.

Jacob Wetterling was sexually assaulted and killed on the same night he disappeared. The killer Danny Heinrich confessed to burying him and later after moving his remains to the farm where he led investigators. According to CBS Minnesota, Jacob’s mother became a national child advocate and helped create the Jacob Wetterling Act that Congress passed in 1994. This law requires anyone who is arrested and convicted of being a sexual offender must register with their state law enforcement. In addition, Jacob’s mother, Patty Wetterling, also created the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.

In 2015, Danny Heinrich becomes a “Person of Interest” after being arrested on unrelated child pornography charges. However, he denied his involvement in Jacob’s abduction on October 22, 1989.  According CBS Minnesota, a confession from Danny Heinrich in a plea deal has given Jacob’s family the answer that they have hoped for over the last 27 years. The killer’s confession led to Jacob’s remains and he was later positively identified by DNA. He will face 20 years in prison as a results of the plea deal for the pornography charges, but he will not face justice for killing Jacob.

 

References:

CBS Minnesota (2016) Plea Deal Negotiations Led To Discovery Of Wetterling Remains

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on September 8, 2016

Plea Deal Negotiations Led To Discovery Of Wetterling Remains

CBS Minnesota (2016) Wetterling’s Abduction & Heinrich’s Confession: A Timeline Of Events

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on September 8, 2016

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/09/06/wetterlings-abduction-heinrichs-confession-a-timeline-of-events/

StarTribune (2016) Danny Heinrich confesses to abducting and killing Jacob Wetterling

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on September 8, 2016

http://www.startribune.com/danny-heinrich-confesses-to-abducting-and-killing-jacob-wetterling/392438361/

Posted in Crystal S. Kauffman, Gina Michelle Ennis, imogen rayne, Jacksonville, missing, missing mom, Missing person

Police and Family are Desperately Seeking: Gina “Michelle” Ennis


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Jacksonville, FL. /February 1, 2016-A woman with severe brain injury is missing and has been for over six months now. The family is praying that she will come home soon, so they are trying to get the word out about her disappearance with pictures to share on Facebook and other social media venues. According to News4Jax, Michelle’s family reports her missing from the Riverside area of the First Coast on July 10th, 2015 after not hearing from her.

She was headed to the store according to her friends, but she never returned from the store and hasn’t been seen yet. The family has been desperately searching for the missing 49 year-old woman GinaMichelle” Ennis. According to News4Jax, she has not been seen since July 10th, 2015 when her friends said the she left their house on Stockton St. and Edison Ave. while heading to the store. Unfortunately, Michelle had a severe, yet traumatic brain injury in the late 1990’s.

The doctors had surgically removed part of her frontal lobe of her brain. However, the family reported that procedure affected her judgment and her family thinks she could be vulnerable in her condition. According to New4Jax, the family told the police about her brain injury, so they can help find out exactly what may have happened to her during her walk to the store. The family thinks that someone may be keeping her against her will and they just want her to come home.

Michelle’s family members believe that she would never run away or disappear on her own, because she is a mother, grandmother, sister, and she is loved by many people. However, according to New4Jax, she did live as a homeless person or transient before her sudden disappearance. Every few days, Michelle would call one of her family members and so far she has not reached out to anyone. Her family said she always carried her suitcase with her, but she didn’t take it when she left to walk to the store.

Her family says Michelle has not and cannot drive, so her relatives are begging everyone to look for her in their own area of town. Her relatives are afraid that someone has either kidnapped her or she met with foul play. According to New4Jax, Michelle’s friends and family are praying that she has not been thrown away like piece of household trash. If you have any information on this case or the whereabouts of Gina “Michelle” Ennis, then please call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office or CrimeStoppers.

                                                                                                                                

References:

New4Jax (2015) Sister of Missing Woman: ‘We Just Need Her Home’

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on Feb. 2, 2016

http://www.news4jax.com/news/local/sister-of-missing-woman-we-just-need-her-home

 

Posted in Aaron Haim, Bonnie Haim, Cold Case, Crime, Family, missing, missing mom, Missing person, Relationships

Bonnie Lynn Pasciuto Haim: Missing Since 1993


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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Recently, the Bonnie Lynn Pasciuto Haim missing person’s case took a drastic turn, when a skull was found by a construction crew. According to News4Jax.com, the police were dispatched on Dec 14, 2014, to the backyard of the home Bonnie shared with her husband Michael Haim, when the construction crew who was tearing out and old pool and found a skull. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has announced that the skull was in fact human, but they have yet to identify the remains.

According to New4Jax.com , Bonnie Lynn Pasciuto Haim was reported missing on January 6, 1993 and she was subsequently declared dead in 1999. She was a 23 year old wife, mother, and a business woman. She was a native of Jacksonville, FL. and lived in a house on Dolphin Ave. on the River City’s north side. Bonnie had a beautiful smile, which has always captured the hearts of those she love and those who knew her in life.

However, now this smile has captured Jacksonville residents for two decades after being declared missing. This case went cold for over two decades, but not by those who loved and cared about her. According to New4Jax.com , her family has always believed that the husband had killed her, but they have to wait even longer to get closure in this case. She was a beautiful yet vibrant young woman, who loved her son Aaron. He was about three years old when she went missing and was presumed dead.

Many stories have come out about her son possibly seeing the murder of his mom and Michael Haim lost custody of his son. According to News4Jax.com , a civil judgment, was found liable for her death and asked to pay millions to the couple’s son and to Bonnie Haim’s estate. However, Michael Haim now lives in Tennessee and has refused to comment on the latest discovery. The family is looking to get justice for their loved one, who was taken from them over two decades ago. If you have any information, please call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office or Crimestoppers.

Reference:

News4Jax.com (2014) Remains Found at Missing Woman’s Home is Human

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on June 27, 2015

http://www.news4jax.com/news/remains-found-at-missing-woman-home-are-human/30464092

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