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Monday, February 28, 2011

Couple Confessed In Jaycee Dugard Kidnap girl held her captive for 18 yrs

Couple Confessed In Jaycee Dugard Kidnap
Girl Held Captive For 18 Years
Images: Judge Nixes Release Of Documents In Dugard Case
LISA LEFF, Associated Press
Posted: 1:09 pm EST February 28, 2011
Updated: 10:29 pm EST February 28, 2011

PLACERVILLE, Calif. -- A Northern California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years have given full confessions to authorities, a defense lawyer said Monday.

The revelation came as prosecutors and defense lawyers opened negotiations on possible plea bargains that could avert a trial and testimony by the victim who has sought privacy since being freed 18 months ago.

Attorney Stephen Tapson, who represents defendant Nancy Garrido, told reporters outside court that he was present when his client and her husband, Phillip Garrido, were re-interviewed by El Dorado County detectives during the past month.

They acknowledged snatching Dugard, then 11, from a South Lake Tahoe street, and answered dozens of questions from investigators about the years they spent with her and her two daughters fathered by Phillip Garrido, Tapson said.

"Essentially they confessed to kidnapping and told where all the bodies are buried," Tapson said, characterizing the disclosures as "full confessions."

Nancy Garrido, 55, has pleaded not guilty to 18 felony counts that include false imprisonment, rape and child pornography. Her husband had been scheduled to enter a plea Monday, but his lawyer, Deputy Public Defender Susan Gellman, asked to postpone the arraignment until March 17.

Neither Gellman nor District Attorney Vern Pierson would confirm or deny Tapson's account.

The case took a turn toward a possible plea deal earlier this month when a judge declared Phillip Garrido competent to stand trial.

Criminal proceedings against him had been halted in September after Gellman expressed doubts about his mental state. Based on evaluations by two psychiatrists, Gellman and the district attorney later agreed Garrido's competency was no longer a barrier to trial.

Both defense lawyers said at the time that the defendants were amenable to a settlement that would spare Dugard and her daughters from having to take the witness stand.

Tapson said discussions for a plea deal are ongoing, with the most recent offer from prosecutors calling for sentencing Phillip Garrido to 440 years in prison and his wife to more than 241 years.

Tapson thinks the sentence proposed for his client is exorbitant. While Nancy Garrido acknowledged being the one who dragged Dugard from a school bus stop into the couple's car in 1991, she denies having sexually abused the girl and regards herself as a mother to Dugard and her daughters, Tapson said.

"She should be able to walk free at some point in time," Tapson said, adding that he thought a sentence of 20 to 30 years would be appropriate.

Nancy Garrido delivered the children Dugard, now 30, had when she was 14- and 17-years old, he said.

The lawyer says Dugard was present during one of Nancy Garrido's recent interviews, apparently the first time the women had been face-to-face since the couple was arrested in 2009.

He declined to say if they spoke or to describe the mood at their encounter.

Dugard is writing a book about her years imprisoned in the backyard of the Garridos' Antioch home, with publication expected later this year. So far, she has not spoken publicly about her ordeal.

Phillip Garrido winked at his wife as they were both escorted handcuffed into a jury box for the scheduled arraignment. Nancy Garrido smiled broadly at him in return.

Also Monday, Superior Court Judge Douglas Phimister refused to release grand jury transcripts, mental health records and other documents in the case.

Phimister ruled that making the information public would "substantially and prejudicially" jeopardize Phillip Garrido's right to a fair trial.

Media organizations, including The Associated Press, had asked the judge to unseal the documents.

Dugard spent a day testifying behind closed doors in August, and her statements largely formed the basis of the indictments handed down by the grand jury.

Prosecutors objected to having her testimony made public before trial or until a plea deal is accepted.

Quoting their motion, Phimister noted the testimony contained a detailed description of her rape and other sexual acts that Phillip Garrido is accused of capturing on video.

Her account, as well as the reports of the court-appointed psychiatrists who evaluated Phillip Garrido, could prejudice potential jurors if the case goes to trial, the judge said.

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The State must have some key evidence on Casey Anthony Case

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Prosecutors said they are not going to use three high-profile pieces of evidence against Casey Anthony when she goes to trial in May for the murder of her daughter Caylee, according to a document (read it) obtained by WFTV on Monday

READ: State's Witness List And Evidence Schedule

State prosecutors wrote that they are not going to use the jail video of Casey when she found out that Caylee Anthony's remains had been found near their house.

Prosecutors also said they are not going to use Casey's statements to investigators after her arrest for the murder of her daughter Caylee. In the statement, Casey said that investigators would not trick her into a confession.

Lastly, prosecutors said they are not going to use Casey's statements to her jail pen pal, Maya Derkovic, who told WFTV that Casey talked about giving Caylee chloroform to knock her out.

wonder who did Evidence Tampering In Caylee Anthony Case?

The murder trial of Casey Anthony in the 2008 death of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, is slated to begin in May. And now, reports Tony Pipitone of CBS affiliate WKMG in Orlando, Fla, court documents give hints of the strategy the defense may pursue – trying to discredit the official cause of death and suggesting crucial evidence might have been staged. When Caylee vanished almost three years ago, it was an entire month before she was even reported missing. Casey Anthony, soon became the prime suspect. Caylee’s remains were found six months later, wrapped in a plastic bag with duct tape near her mouth.
It took only days for coroners to declare her death was no accident – that it was homicide. But this past September, Pipitone points out, Orange County, Fla. Medical Examiner Jan Garavaglia was grilled under oath — her findings challenged for the first time. Defense attorney Cheney Mason proposed, “Suppose this child drowned in the family swimming pool.”

“Doctor G,” as she’s known, dismissed that theory, saying, “I have never seen a drowning, nor do I see reason why a drowning would have duct tape on the lower half of the face. … There’s no indication that this child would drown, and there’s no reason why a child that’s drowned is put in a plastic bag and dumped on the side of the road.”

In what Pipitone calls another major revelation from the depositions, the defense may have another card to play, based on testimony by the man who found Caylee’s skull, Roy Kronk.

“I just lifted it barely, you know,” he said, “so I could get a better look at it. … I didn’t move it, as in physically move it, from one location to another. I just kinda lifted it up a little bit.” It’s that contact with the remains that defense lawyers are trained to zero in on.

“They may well argue,” says legal analyst Mark O’Mara, “there is a possibility that it was staged and it’s not competent evidence to be considered.” However, Pipitone notes, legal experts believe the defense “will need a lot more proof to convince a jury the evidence was staged.”

Tru TV legal correspondent Beth Karas recalled for “Early Show on Saturday Morning” co-anchor Russ Mitchell that, “The prosecution charged Casey with murder before the remains were found. And they weren’t seeking (the) death (penalty). Once the remains were found, they changed their minds. And they’re seeking death. And these were just bones, scattered bones. You know why? Because of the tape around the mouth. The tape is everything. And that’s why the defense has revealed in these depositions it’s going after the tape. The position of the tape. Was this child suffocated? Did this child drown? This case is all about that tape.

“You can see what the defense trying to do. (Garavaglia) cannot determine the cause of death. What killed this child: Was it suffocation? The tape seems to indicate it was. But they’re trying to say, you can’t tell. She could have drowned, and then maybe someone panicked, put her in a bag and threw her into the woods. But it’s not an intentional, premeditated murder worthy of the death penalty. “

The defense, Mitchell observed, seems to be telegraphing it’s going to try to use the accidental death theory. Is that wise?

“Well,” Karas replied, “go with accidental death, they kind of say, ‘She did it.’ And they’re not saying Casey did it. That would be more, she did it, it’s really a manslaughter. But there’s a lot for the defense to work with in this case just to raise reasonable doubt. Because of this meter reader, Roy Kronk.

“He finds the body, the remains. But he had called in the same location three times in August, months earlier, so does he know something? Was he responsible for placing the bag there? With the remains? This is something that the defense at least wants to raise, to create reasonable doubt in the jury’s mind – that Casey didn’t put her there. This meter reader knew where she was for months.”

The trial, Karas says, will be “good for the defense” in that “the judge is going to pick a jury in another city, and then ship them into Orlando and sequester them, and (court) is going to meet six days a week. It’s going to be a very busy trial for about two-and-a-half months. But this is a tough (case) for the defense, because Casey lied to the police. She’s charged with four counts of lying to the police, that she never reported her baby missing for 31 days. Her mother did, when her mother realized it. So, Casey has some explaining to do, or her defense has some explaining to do. So, it’s tough.”

Still, this won’t be a slam dunk for the prosecution, Karas cautioned: “No case is a slam dunk. I was a prosecutor. I lost my first case. It was a little misdemeanor, but proof beyond a reasonable doubt is a hard burden. Convincing 12 people beyond a reasonable doubt is a high and hard burden. It’s not a slam dunk. But, right now, the evidence certainly seems to point to Casey Anthony, and police and prosecutors are not in the business of arresting innocent people. It happens but that’s not what they do.”


Friday, February 25, 2011

Pictures of Femur Bones and a skull

Here is a picture police confronting Mrs. George about Jewelry
that has been found, and she confirm it was her sons. This picture was taken on Thursday Am around 11am. Here is pictures of a skull that I first Reported on Tuesday. Here is also some large femur bones in the muck.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A skull and many bones have been found

Friday, February 25, 2011
Tyler Watters may have helped Chris George dispose of Tracy Ocasio's
bones, which may have helped solve a 2-year-old mystery in Orange County. This blog is a first report about the skull that was found at the Crime Scene.

I discovered this when I overheard two deputies conversing with each other about this matter, standing about five feet away from me. They had found numerous items that pointed out someone else could have helped with the disposition. James Hataway and a helper dumped Chris George and mabe even Tracy Ocasio's body on over 30 acres of land that is near a pond. They possibly found various papers,jewerly, ids and articles of clothing that belong to Chris George .Tyler Watters was there at the crime scene numerous times with James Hataway. Tyler has refused to talk to police and has been arrested for drug trafficking. James and Tyler both have helped each other out before in other types of crimes. James helped Tyler get rid of drugs. Tyler also helped dump stuff out of the car of James Hataway at the crime scene indicating, possibly, that it was the bodies of Chris George and Tracy Ocasio.

Tyler Watters may help disposed of Chris George and Tracy Ocasio

Bones may help solve a 2-year-old mystery in Orange County the bones are to Chris George And Tracy Ocasio. This blog is the first to report about the skull that was found at the Crime Scene

. I found out through two deputies that where talking with eachother from about five feet from me. The have found numorous of items that could point that some eles could of help disposed. Chris George and Helped dump Tracy Ocasio Body on over 30 acres of land that is near a pond. The finding is possible papers and id and clothing that belongs to Tyler Watters . He was at the Crime Sceen with James Hataway numerous times with James Hataway. Tyler has refused to talk police and he been arrested for drug trafficking. James and Tyler have both help eachother out before James helped Tyler get rid of drugs . Tyler also help dump stuff out of the car of James Hataway at the Crime Scene where possible that was two bodies of Chris George and Tracy Ocasio.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Human Skull Could have been Found

More bones were spotted Wednesday in a search for clues in Orange County in two missing person cases. Investigators began a third day of searching a lake near Apopka in Orange County on Wednesday morning. They Have Possible found a Human Skull in the search. The Remains are from two different people. One is alot smaller than the other one. This may Actually Believed to be the bones of Tracy Ocasio that has been missing for Two Years.The Searchers are having a hard time of finding the bones beacause of the muck and the water that is being drained in the pond. Some Searchers have had up to seven inches of muck that has slow them down. The bones will be identify later this week or early next week. Finally two Families can put the adult Children to rest and get Justice for the victims.

Here Are Some Pictures AT the Crime Scene
Of Two Missing People, The are Belived to be the remains of Chris George And Tracy Ocasio

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Could this be Chris George

Search Continues After Human Bone Believed Found

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Posted: 7:41 am EST February 22, 2011
Updated: 1:11 pm EST February 22, 2011

APOPKA, Fla. -- A new search is underway Tuesday in Orange County as Apopka police are looking for evidence in a high-profile missing person case.

SEARCH IMAGES: Crews Search Swampy Area
RAW INTERVIEWS: Missing Man's Mom | Apopka Officer
STORY ARCHIVE: Previous "James Hataway" Stories

An Apopka detective found Monday what they believe is a human bone, and investigators will spend the day looking for more clues. The detective found the bone in a swampy area off Ocoee-Apopka Road ( see map ). Investigators told WFTV it could be linked to Chris George.

George's disappearance has been connected to James Hataway who is also a suspect in the disappearance of Ocoee woman Tracy Ocasio.

Cadaver dogs and a team of investigators were out Tuesday in an all-out search for evidence. They are doing what is essentially a grid search of the area.

"Nothing that they found yet is definite, so it could go in any direction," said Rachael George, the mother of Chris George (watch interview).

Rachael showed up to watch Tuesday. Her son disappeared in February 2009; his truck was found in the search area.

Tuesday, FDLE and Apopka police came back out after the detective found what they believe is a small human bone. Initially, it was believed George, who had a history of drug use, had just walked away. But after Ocasio disappeared from Ocoee a few months later, investigators started pointing their suspicions at Hataway.

"At this time we're just trying to feverishly search this area ... and gather what ever evidence is possible," said Officer Steve Popp, Apopka Police Department (watch interview).

Hataway was last seen with Ocasio as she left the Florida Tap Room; he was also an associate of Chris George.

The search area has been searched before, but at the time it was underwater. Now, with the latest discovery and strong suspicions from police, this could be a key piece of evidence in the disappearance of Chris George.

His mother is hoping for some closure.

"I know he was involved in it. I know he knows more than he's ever revealed. His level of involvement, I'm not certain," Rachael said.

Because of the mucky, swampy conditions, investigators say this search could take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks.

Hataway remains in the Seminole County jail waiting to be tried in an attempted murder case. He is accused of trying to strangle a Casselberry woman who gave him a ride home from a party in 2008.

Previous Stories:
•November 23, 2010: Strange Letter, Map Emerge In Tracy Ocasio Case
•November 20, 2010: Volunteers Search For Missing Ocoee Woman Tracy Ocasio
•November 15, 2010: Tip Prompts New Search For Missing Ocoee Woman
•October 19, 2010: Jail Phone Calls Reveal New Info On Hataway
•October 18, 2010: Missing Persons' Families Go Public Together
•June 22, 2010: Dive Teams Search Lake For Tracy Ocasio
•June 6, 2010: Possible Major Break In Search For Missing Woman
•June 5, 2010: Massive Search Underway For Missing Woman
•May 26, 2010: Police Mark Anniversary Of Missing Ocoee Woman
•May 8, 2010: Volunteers Search For Missing Ocoee Woman

May Post some pictures later live at the site.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

US park to be named in Zahra's honour

Community groups in the US state of North Carolina are dedicating a playground for children with disabilities to Australian girl Zahra Baker.

Hickory and the Kiwanis clubs of Catawba County are creating a $US85,000 ($A84,800) addition to the Kiwanis Park in Hickory with play equipment that Zahra, who lost part of a leg to bone cancer, would have been able to enjoy, the Hickory Daily Record reports.

"There's no one here that wasn't touched in some way by Zahra. We want to honour her here for special needs children," Hickory mayor Rudy Wright told the paper.

Advertisement: Story continues below Zahra, who lived in Hickory with her Australian father and American stepmother, was reported missing by her parents in October last year, and her remains were found scattered in bushland weeks later.

No one has been charged over the 10-year-old's death, but her stepmother was arrested a day after she was reported missing, accused of writing a fake ransom note, and remains in custody.

Zahra's story has made headlines around the world, as well as in her adopted home town.

"Since the passing of Zahra, I've had a number of people ask me if there was something to commemorate this young lady," Wright told the Record.

The new addition to the playground, named the Zahra Baker All Children's Playground, will include a bronze plaque saying, "Zahra, you touched us. 1999-2010", along with her photo.

Steve Aaron, president of the Western Catawba County Kiwanis Club, said the local Kiwanis clubs - which are community groups dedicated to helping children - were interested in doing something in Zahra's honour because of the impact she had on the community.

Aaron said the park would be unique because, in addition to the handicap-accessible park, wheelchairs would actually be able to get on the ramps and other equipment.

Donations will be taken through June 30 for the park. If donations surpass the $US85,000 needed for the playground, the money will be used for a scholarship in Zahra's name.

Hickory parks and recreation director Mack McLeod said he hoped work on the park would be completed by the end of July

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Nadia Bloom Speaks to WKMG tonight

A missing 11-year-old central Florida girl with Asperger syndrome was found alive on Tuesday, four days after she disappeared into an alligator-infested swamp a half-mile from her suburban home.

Nadia Bloom was taken to a hospital in nearby Longwood, Fla., where she will be evaluated and treated for dehydration and insect bites, said Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle.

Photos: Nadia Bloom Found Alive

Bloom was located early Tuesday morning in waist-deep water near Lake Jessup, CBS affiliate WKMG reports.

"If I never believed in miracles, I sure do now," Brunelle said during an afternoon news conference.

Brunelle said Nadia told rescuers two things: "I'm glad you guys found me" and "I can't believe you guys rescued me."

It took nearly two hours for rescuers to carry Nadia out of the thick brush and swamp. It wasn't police who located her.

James King, a family friend who attends church with Nadia's family, discovered the girl while conducting his own search in area where rescuers weren't looking, Johnson reports. An ecstatic King sent his wife a text message saying, "I found her she's safe in my arms."

Rescue workers described the brush around Nadia as so thick they had to use machetes to clear a path to her, reports CBS News correspondent Whit Johnson. Her feet were water logged - the result of standing in the swamp for days, apparently without shoes.

Her sister has said Bloom, who has an autism-related disorder called Asperger syndrome, may have gone into the dense woods hoping to make a nature video. Her family also cited a book she had read about an adventurous girl who goes camping, Johnson reports.

King climbed a tree and unfurled toilet paper in an attempt to draw attention to where they were.

"He woke up this morning and prayed and asked the Lord to lead him," Dan Holland, pastor at the Bloom's church in Winter Springs, told WKMG. "He went into the swamp and found her. He's a guy who's determined, like any man would be, determined to find this girl and do whatever it takes."

Brunelle said he dispatched a helicopter to look for King and Nadia, but it didn't work.

Using cell phone signals, authorities found King and Nadia.

"Mr. King is a hero right now," said Brunelle. "He led us to her."

Brunelle added that detectives are questioning both King and Nadia for more details on the rescue and how the little girl spent her time while she was missing.

Brunelle did say that Nadia told them that she had not talked to anyone since going into the woods on Friday.

Authorities began searching for Nadia in wooded areas near Lake Jesup, one of the most alligator-filled lakes in Central Florida. The fifth-grader was last seen riding her bike on Friday, and authorities became alarmed when they found her bike and helmet. She did have a backpack with her.

Shortly after word came that Nadia was alive, her father briefly spoke to the media.

"It all came so fast and it just shows the compassion of the human spirit. It should give everybody encouragement," her father, Jeff Bloom, told reporters after rescue crews lifted her into an ambulance.

When asked how he felt, Bloom said: "I can't even describe it. Let's give the glory to God."

Friday, February 11, 2011


words from Christopher Dahm, My daughter was kidnapped to the Middle East.

My daughter Gabrielle Nicole Dahm was kidnapped and taken to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates by my ex-wife and her family.They are now at her parent's home in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I need to get her back legally, and quickly. I need your help with the legal expenses here in the United States, and in the Middle East. It is much more than I can handle. We set up a trust fund, where every dollar that gets donated goes to bringing Gabby home to the United States and for her well-being. It is mostly for lawyers here and in Abu Dhabi, although there are other costs as well. Please help us with anything you can, and keep Gabby in your prayers! Every dollar that you contribute helps to bring Gabby closer to HOME!

The FBI has opened a full investigation, here in the United States and overseas. The State Department is working with U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE, although they do not have authority in the Middle East. I am currently working with Congressman Ron Klein's office and Senator Bill Nelson's office, though their capabilities are limited. I need to retain a law firm in Abu Dhabi, UAE, so they can file the paperwork in the UAE courts to bring Gabby home. We have to litigate the matter in their courts, and it is expensive!

I am trying to get the attention of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, so she can help us to bring Gabby home!

The Florida court order prohibited them from taking my daughter outside of Florida, let alone the country! They took Gabby in violation of the Florida court order.

From a Loving Father who terribly MISSES his DAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christopher Dahm 4330 NE 16 Ter. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

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Amber Alert issued for him has been canceled, Keith Squaire 17 months has been found safe

Pensacola, Florida (PNJ) -- A 17-month-old toddler kidnapped Tuesday night by his mother's ex-boyfriend is safe and unharmed in Brewton, Ala. today.

The boy was taken to the Brewton Police Department this morning, and the Amber Alert issued for him has been canceled.

The man responsible for taking him is still on the loose.

Pensacola Police Chief Chip Simmons and the boy's mother, Monique Slater held a news conference for 9:30 a.m. today at police headquarters. Though Simmons announced the boy's safe return, Slater decided not to speak to the Pensacola News Journal.

Here is how the abduction unfolded:

Sgt. Stephen Davis said Slater, 29, of Pensacola and her son were visiting some friends in the 1200 block of West Cervantes Street on Tuesday when the suspect, Keith Squaire Sr., showed up and asked to take the baby to see some friends.

Davis said the mother agreed. A short time later, Squaire, 36, address unavailable - called Salter and told her she'd never see the baby again. Davis said Squaire called Salter several times threatening to harm the baby and also said that he and the baby "would not be taken alive."

Salter called 911 about 9 p.m. and reported what had happened.

The call prompted a national Amber Alert. In addition to the Amber Alert being issued around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, law enforcement personnel from multiple jurisdictions began searching for the suspect and toddler.

The suspect and toddler were last seen walking on State Road 4 in Century on Tuesday. The car Squaire borrowed to come to visit the child was found late Tuesday in Brewton by the Brewton Police Department, but there were no signs of the suspect or the baby, Davis said.

Keith Squaire Sr. is about 5 feet 10, 235 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Davis said Squaire is not considered to be the toddler's father.

Tom Ninestine, Pensacola News Journal

Searchers Seeking More Tips on Missing Toddler Joshua Davis Jr.

Week Later: Searchers Seeking More Tips on Missing Toddler
(New Braunfels, TX) -- K-9 dog teams continued searching areas around the home of missing 18-month old Joshua Davis Jr. yesterday, but they also searched areas far from his home, on the other side of town. For the 2nd time in the last week, investigators were back in the area of Hunter Road and Country Ridge Drive with dog search teams scouring more densely wooded areas, searching for signs of the missing boy. New Braunfels Police officials wouldn’t say specifically why they were in that area yesterday, but did say that they were following up on any and all tips they get from the public, and that yesterday’s search off Hunter Road was one of those places they were following up on.

At 8:30 tonight, 18-month old Joshua Davis Jr. will have been missing for 1 full week. New Braunfels Police officers were on scene within minutes of the initial phone call reporting him missing, and immediately began searching the neighborhood and fields off Klein Road and Walnut on one of the coldest nights this winter. That search, and the questioning of family and friends that were at the home the night the boy disappeared, continued into the next morning, when over 100 community volunteers showed up to help look for the missing toddler. And over the last week, the search has now covered a full 2-square mile radius surrounding the boy’s home, the boy’s parents have been interviewed a number of times by police, along with other family members, friends, and neighbors.

Police officials continue to ask for tips from the public. If you have a tip for investigators, call New Braunfels Police directly at 221-4100 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 620-TIPS. You could be eligible for a cash reward of up to 5-thousand dollars. And stay tuned to AM 1420, or log on to, for continued updates on the search for Joshua Davis Jr, 18-months old, last seen wearing a blue and red long sleeve shirt, with a grey long sleeve t-shirt, a beige and white onesy, beige jeans, and black and white socks. He stands about 2-feet tall and weighs about 30 pounds.

Anthony's defense motion to exclude any mention of the stain, prosecutors said it is evidence that the child's body decomposed for several days

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Prosecutors filed new court papers Friday addressing a stain found in Casey Anthony's car trunk.

Attorneys with Anthony's defense said they wanted any mention of the smell in her car disallowed. They said investigators mishandled trash that had been in the trunk.

The smell in the car and the stain in the trunk are key pieces of the state's argument that Anthony knowingly drove around with the body of her daughter, Caylee Anthony, in the trunk and has knowledge of what happened to her.

READ: Motion For Spoilation Of Evidence

In a response to Anthony's defense motion to exclude any mention of the stain, prosecutors said it is evidence that the child's body decomposed for several days before Casey Anthony dumped it in the woods.

For their part, Anthony's defense filed a motion accusing the state of deliberately mishandling several empty containers, including a pizza box found inside a trash bag taken from the trunk.

The defense accused investigators of letting the trash air out, so it would not smell the same to jurors in Casey Anthony's upcoming murder trial.

One source close to the investigation said on Friday that position is "laughable."

The defense is asking that, based on the mishandling of the trash, any mention of the so-called smell of death in the car should also be excluded.

Judge Belvin Perry ruled on Thursday that evidence of Casey Anthony's alleged history of lying, her tattoo purchase, her MySpace postings and testimony that she never told her boyfriend that Caylee was missing should all be included as state's evidence in the trial.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Haleigh Cummings: Two years later
Updated: Thursday, 10 Feb 2011, 8:04 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 10 Feb 2011, 5:30 AM EST

(WOFL FOX 35) - It has now been two years since Haleigh Cummings went missing. Investigators say she was kidnapped from her Satsuma home in Putnam County the night of February 9, 2009. She was 5-years-old at the time.

Haeligh's father, Ronald Cummings, was dating Misty Croslin at the time. Croslin says she put Haleigh to bed at around 7:30 at night, but when she went to check on her she says she was gone.

A massive search was conducted by police and an Amber Alert was issued but she was never found.

Two years later, investigators still don't know where Haleigh is, but they do think that Misty Croslin might know more than she's telling.

Both Croslin and Cummings are in priosn. In October Croslin was sentenced to 25 years in prison after entering a no-contest plea to a charge of trafficking in oxycodone, to be followed by 5 years of drug offender probation and payment of a $500,000 fine. Croslin was arrested in January 2010 following an undercover operation that resulted in five arrests.

Ronald Cummings was also charged in the same undercover sting and took a plea deal and agreed to a 15-year sentence. Cummings was also fined $250,000. As part of the plea agreement Cummings also agreed to testify for the state in future litigation involving his missing daughter.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Baby Jousha Davis Jr. missing from Texas

Family holds prayer vigil for missing toddler

Joshua Davis Jr, 18 month old missing from home in Texas. LE believes this little toddler wondered off on his own.

.Joshua Davis
Have You Seen Joshua Davis ?
Case Type: Endangered Missing
Missing Date: Friday 04th February 2011
Missing From: New Braunfels Texas
Missing Country: USA
Sex: Male
DOB: 16/Aug/2009
Age Now: 1 Joshua Davis
Specific Details:
Hair: Black Eye Color: Brown
Height: 2'0" Weight: 30lbs
Race: Black language: n/a
Special Facts: He was last seen wearing a blue and red button down long sleeve shirt, a gray long sleeve Rocawear shirt, dark blue Rocawear jeans, a beige and white Rocawear onesie, a diaper, and black and white socks. He may be in need of medical attention.

Known Circumstances:
Police, friends and neighbors of a New Braunfels couple searched the area for a missing toddler Saturday.

The family said the boy disappeared from their home Friday night, New Braunfels Police Lt. Mike Penshorn said.

Police got a call just after 8:30 p.m. Friday from the child's parents saying the small boy was gone.

Penshorn said the couple last saw 18 month-old Joshua Davis inside their home about 20 minutes before they called police.

Officers searched the home, then began a sweep of the neighborhood.

They searched surrounding homes and called in a Department of Public Safety helicopter to scan the area, but could not find the child, Penshorn said.

The searched continued for little Joshua Saturday afternoon.

Police say he is 2-feet tall and weighs 30 pounds.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact New Braunfels Police immediately at 830-221-4100.
If you have any information on Joshua Davis please contact the official numbers immediately. Alternatively, you can e-mail Help Find My Child Charity in strictest confidence - we will make sure your information is passed on to the relevant places.

New Braunfels Texas toddler is still missing
Submitted by Ellen on 7 February, 2011 - 21:23.

The search for 18-month-old Joshua Davis is still ongoing. He was reported missing around 8:00 p.m. last Friday from his home in New Braunfels, Texas.

The Braunfels Police Dept., volunteers and search parties have been searching for him non stop.

"He's still out there. Don't give up looking for him, anyone. If you don't want us to show your face, drop him off somewhere, anything, so he could be back at home with us," said Joshua's mother, Sabrina Benitez.

Joshua's mom believes he has been abducted, but the police dept has ruled out foul play, and believe he wandered away from his home on Savannah Hill Circle.

There was a rumor that he had been found at a trailer on Hunter Road about 10 miles away, but that was a false report.
Mother states that Joshua unable to open a door.

7 February, 2011 - 21:20.

NEW BRAUNFELS - State and federal law enforcement agencies have been consulted in the case of little Joshua Jayvaughan Davis, Jr., the New Braunfels toddler missing since Friday from his Savannah Hill Circle home.

Texas Rangers are assisting with the investigation and the first of several K-9 units has been brought in to aid with the ground search. Joshua, 18 months old, was reported missing at 8:38 p.m. Friday.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been consulted on the case and is helping with the investigation, said New Braunfels Police Department spokesman Lt. Michael Penshorn.
Relatives Of Missing Toddler Given Polygraph Tests
Submitted by Ellen on 7 February, 2011 - 21:16.

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- Relatives of a missing New Braunfels toddler said police are asking them to undergo polygraph tests in an effort to locate the 18-month-old boy.

Joshua Davis Jr. was reported missing by his parents, who told police they last saw their son around 8 p.m. Friday inside their home in the 2600 block of Savannah Hill Circle.

Police, along with other law enforcement agents and volunteers, combed a wooded area near the family's home all weekend but did not locate him.

Late Sunday, police declared the effort a "recovery mission," indicating they were losing hope that he might be found alive.

One of the ideas that police are exploring is that Joshua wandered away from his family's home. They said that if that happened, the chances of him surviving outdoors all night in the chilly temperatures were not good.

Police, however, said they will keep up their efforts to find out what happened to the toddler.

"We're going to be retracing some of our steps," Lt. Mike Penshorn said Monday morning.

"Also, we are still interviewing a number of the people associated with the child and, of course, we're expanding that where we have quite a few people that we are bringing just to talk to find out what did happen in this case."

According to Jerome Davis, Joshua's grandfather, that also includes administering polygraph tests to everyone who lives in the household.


False hope and sadness: Joshua Davis remains missing

SAN ANTONIO -- On Sunday, a mother and father went to bed with their toddler missing for a third straight night.

It was an emotional day for the parents of Joshua Davis, Jr. First, authorities reported that their missing son might be dead. Then rumors surfaced that the boy was found. However, this ended up being false news.

“I went to sleep and all I could hear was my baby crying and calling for mommy,” Sabrina Benitez said.

Frigid weather dims hope for finding Texas toddler
Submitted by Ruperta on 6 February, 2011 - 21:36.

Frigid cold and rugged terrain diminished rescuers hopes of finding an 18-month-old who had been missing for two days, and a police spokesman said Sunday the search effort had turned into a recovery mission.

Signs suggest Joshua Davis wandered out of his New Braunfels home in the Texas Hill Country on Friday evening, New Braunfels police Lt. Michael Penshorn said. There was no evidence of abduction. Police searched the home several times and went house to house in the area, a police statement said.

On Sunday, they brought in "cadaver" dogs to help find the child, Penshorn said. The dogs are trained to detect dead bodies.

Two nights of temperatures as low as 20 degrees have passed, and if Joshua spent them in the wooded area around his family's home, "there's little chance that he could have survived those conditions," Penshorn said.

The area around the mobile home park where the family lives ranges from grassy to wooded, and Penshorn said a small child would not likely be visible to searchers even if a few yards away.

Wandered off or abducted? - Joshua Davis

Police search for missing 18-month-old - Joshua Davis

(New Braunfels, TX) -- The search continues for 18 month old Joshua Davis that went missing last night on the 2600 block of Savanna Place out near Klein Road, east of I-35. At a press conference this afternoon New Braunfels Police Lieutenant Michael Penshorn brought us up to date on the search effort, which includes personnel from the Alamo Area Search and Rescue, Travis County Search and Rescue and Search Dog Rescue from College Station. Overnight searches were conducted on the ground by uniformed officers and in the air with the assistance a Texas DPS helicopter, and today about one hundred volunteers were mobilized at Klein Road Elementary School and added to the professional force. Joshua is two feet tall, weighs 30 pounds, was last seen wearing a blue and red long sleeve shirt and a grey long sleeve t-shirt, a beige and white onesie and beige jeans, and black and white socks. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact New Braunfels Police immediately at 830-221-4100.

Search party of 100 volunteers looking for missing 18-month-old
Submitted by Ellen on 5 February, 2011 - 23:05.

A search party of 100 volunteers are looking for Joshua Davis, an 18-month-old missing since Friday night.

Police say child is very mobile and it is conceivable that he left the house on his own and took off running, covering a short area in a short period of time.

Throughout the evening, the glass front door was open.

Joshua was last seen in family's double-wide kitchen dining area with five or six family members.

Front glass door did not latch properly, police said.

Sex offender across the street is not a suspect, but his home has been searched to nothing available.

.This was dated the 7th.

4 P.M. UPDATE: Joshua Davis is still missing

New Braunfels Police say 18-month-old Joshua Davis still has not been found. The volunteer search site at Klein Road Elementary will be shut down at 6 p.m. today, but uniform officers will continue looking for the child.

A search party of 100 volunteers is looking for Joshua, who has been missing since Friday night.

Police say child is very mobile, and it is conceivable that he left the house in the 2600 block of Savannah Hill Circle on his own and took off running, covering a short area in a short period of time.

Throughout the evening, the glass front door was open.

Joshua was last seen in family's double-wide kitchen dining area with five or six family members. Authorities do not suspect alcohol or drugs played in a role in his family's awareness of Joshua's disappearance.

The front glass door did not latch properly, police said.

Police say they have no evidence to suspect that Joshua was abducted by a registered sex offender who lives across the street from his parents. Authorities believe the child just wandered away from the home, at this time..

NBPD spokesman Lt. Mike Penshorn will give another news conference at 8 p.m. today. Citizens can call (830) 221-4570 if they have any information leading to Joshua's recovery.


Re: Joshua Davis Jr, 18 month old missing from home in Texas. LE believes this little toddler wondered off on his own.

Amber Alert for missing baby

Missing From: Century, FL
Missing Date: 02/08/2011 12:00 AM Eastern
Issued for: Florida: Statewide
Contact: If you have information, please contact Pensacola Police Department, 850-435-1900

Circumstances: A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Keith Squaire, 1 year and 4 months-old black male, 2'8", 27 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The child was last seen in the area of 20 West Highway 4 in Century, Florida wearing a burgundy and white jumpsuit, brown boots, with braids in his hair. The child may be in the company of Keith Squaire, a 37 year-old black male, 5'10", 235 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child please contact the Pensacola Police Department at 850-435-1900 or 911.

Missing Child
Name: Keith Squaire
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: Black
Age: 1 year, 4 months old
Height: 2'8"
Weight: 27 lbs.
Gender: Male
Description: Wearing burgundy and white jumpsuit, brown boots, with braids in hair.


Name: Keith Squaire
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: Black
Age: 37 years old
Height: 5'10
Weight: 235 lbs.
Gender: Male
Description: White t-shirt and blue jeans.

Amber Alert was issued for infant Keith Squaire, age 16 months. He was last seen in the company of Keith Squaire about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the area of the Century Woods Apartments at 20 West Highway 4.

The kidnapping reportedly happened in the City of Pensacola Tuesday night. The vehicle believed to have been used in the kidnapping was later located in Brewton, where the driver told Brewton Police that the suspect and baby were dropped off at a residence near Century Woods.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Department unsuccessfully checked several possible suspect locations including homes on Blackmon Street and West Highway 4 Tuesday night in an effort to the find the child.

The infant Keith Squaire was last seen wearing a burgundy and white jumpsuit, brown boots and has braids in his hair. The young black male is about two-feet eight-inches tall, weighs 27 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. A photograph of the child was not available.

The suspect Keight Squaire was described as being a black male, 37-years old, five-feet ten-inches tall, 235 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the child or suspect is asked to call the Pensacola Police Department at (850) 435-1900, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department at (850) 436-9620 or 911.