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By Allan Johnson and Allan Johnson,Chicago Tribune | December 1, 1993
Bobby Davison on ABC's "Missing Persons" is, at first glance, the typical television maverick cop. He bends the rules. He's sarcastic to his superiors and fellow officers, and sometimes to some of the people he has to question.In the pilot episode, Davison used a disguise to get information about a case, and went into the trunk of a car without a proper search warrant.Typical television cop. Except this cop is black. Rarely does television afford blacks an opportunity to take such a role and make it their own, the way actor Erik King does with Bobby Davison.
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Baltimore Sun staff reports and Baltimore Sun staff reports | May 30, 2014
Anne Arundel County police are taking a fresh look at a case they visited in 2007, involving the disappearance of a woman that may date back to the 1970s. Police are asking if anyone knows the whereabouts of, or has any information about, Karen Beth Kamsch, a woman who would be 52 today and may have disappeared in 1976 - though police are uncertain of the circumstances. The department on Friday issued a photo of Kamsch as she looked at about age 14; and an age progression rendering of how police think she may look today.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2004
For the past two days, reporters for newspapers, network morning shows and cable news channels have recounted repeatedly how 5-year-old Ruby Bustamante survived for 10 days on a diet of Gatorade and uncooked noodles in a California ravine near the crumpled car that contained her dead mother's body. It is a bittersweet end to a painful story that was new to most of America. And it is a tale that raises questions about which missing persons warrant national attention. That Ruby and her mother's disappearance would fail to make national news would not seem surprising - after all, hundreds of thousands of children and adults are reported missing every year in the United States.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Baltimore City Police said on Thursday morning that a missing person they were seeking on Thursday morning has been found safe and unharmed. Police said in several Twitter posts, the first at 6:10 a.m., that David McLaughlin, 29, was last seen at approximately 12:30 a.m., on Thursday on the unit block of Madeira Street. Police said McLaughlin might be driving a silver four-door Hyundai with Maryland license tag number 5FE J26. Police reported at 7:01 a.m. that McLaughlin had been located.
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By From Staff Reports | June 16, 1995
Two bodies were found last night in the Loch Raven Reservoir near the Warren Road bridge in Cockeysville, and Baltimore County police said there was evidence of foul play."
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By Wayne Hardin and Wayne Hardin,Staff Writer | July 7, 1993
Carolyn Anderson wastes no time with understatement in her workbook, "How to Protect Your Child from Becoming a Missing Person."The first sentence of the foreword reads, "We MUST become paranoid about our children's safety NOW because they are disappearing right before our very eyes."Where children's safety is concerned, Ms. Anderson says, there's no room for subtlety. "I decided to do this because my goddaughter was kidnapped last year in Philadelphia and killed," she says.Her response was to try to help other families.
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February 7, 1991
Anne Arundel County police today were checking their missing persons file in an effort to learn the identity of a partially buried skeleton found yesterday afternoon in a heavily wooded section of Arnold.Sgt. Joseph Bisesi, a police spokesman, said the skeleton was found about 1 p.m. by a county public works crew cleaning up trash in 1400 block of Shot Town Road.Bisesi said there were no obvious signs of foul play on the skeleton and its sex was not known. He said the skeleton appeared to have been in the woods "a very long time."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | August 30, 1993
To see how far the broadcast networks have fallen in quality during the last decade, tune in "Missing Persons," starring Daniel J. Travanti, at 9 tonight on WJZ (Channel 13).Ten years ago, Travanti was an ensemble player in "Hill Street Blues," a big-city police drama with its own distinctive visual style and a superb cast. It was a show cops loved for its realism and depth, and critics loved for its drama, class and intelligence.ABC's "Missing Persons" also stars Travanti as a big city cop. This time he runs a missing persons department for the Chicago Police Department.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,Sun Reporter | June 5, 2007
Some of them got into their cars and drove away, never to be seen again. Some left the house one morning and never came back. Years, or even decades later, their families still struggle to find out what became of their loved ones. Now some relatives of the missing persons are pinning their hopes on genetic technology. They are providing samples of their DNA to a national database so it can be compared with DNA from unidentified bodies across the country. "There are many families out there who are needlessly going without an identification and slipping further and further into a state of despair," said George Adams, a coordinator for the University of North Texas System Center for Human Identification, which processes genetic information for the missing persons database.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2004
Kylen Johnson, a 34-year-old stay-at-home mother of two, spends most days-- and frequently well into the nights--toiling at her computer in her western Montgomery County townhouse, trying to crack missing-persons cases. She has solved mysteries that have stumped law enforcement officials for years. In the past three years she has provided authorities across the country with information that helped to close four cold cases -- two in Maryland. Johnson does her sleuthing for the Doe Network, an international Web site with a network of volunteers who work with law enforcement to locate missing persons and identify human remains.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2013
When Phylicia Barnes' disappearance drew national attention two years ago, it prompted calls for stronger response to reports of missing children - particularly minorities. Some who made those pleas said Wednesday that Michael Maurice Johnson's conviction in Barnes' murder validated their efforts. The case spurred the General Assembly to pass "Phylicia's Law" in 2012, promoting better coordination of law enforcement and search efforts in the crucial first hours after children go missing.
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By Peter Hermann and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2012
A Baltimore police detective who was thrust into the national spotlight while leading the investigation into a teenager who disappeared has been suspended after authorities said he allegedly went on a rogue hunt for his own missing daughter. Law enforcement sources — one within the city police department, another affiliated with police who has information on the case — said Tuesday that investigators are probing allegations that detective Daniel Thomas Nicholson IV used his badge while off duty to gain entry to homes in an unauthorized search.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
When I called Nancy L. Fox and got her answering machine the other day, I considered not leaving my number or the reason I wanted to talk to her. She's psychic, after all. Fox is the psychic who tried to help police find Christine Ann Jarrett after the Elkridge woman disappeared in January 1991. At the time, according to news accounts, she said she "saw" the missing woman get into a light blue car, and that there may be some clues to her disappearance in southern Pennsylvania. Whenever I hear of cases like this, of psychics working with police or family members solve a missing person case, I secretly hope there's something to it. It's not that I hold much stock in the paranormal — I have enough trouble figuring out the actual normal let alone whatever it is that goes on in astral pathways or Area 51 or all those blocked chakras.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2010
More than 70 police and rescue workers spent a windy, frigid Tuesday morning combing a Pasadena park for three missing people during a mock search and rescue drill. Run by the Anne Arundel County Police Department, this was the annual full-blown exercise to practice emergency management, search-rescue and communications. It included other county agencies, including Maryland State and Natural Resources Police, along with tracking dogs. The goal was to find and rescue three adults with dementia who'd disappeared from their walk in the park with their day care facility caregiver.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2010
Former neighbors of a man on trial in the death of his wife five years ago testified Thursday that they saw the defendant ripping down fliers reporting her disappearance from utility poles around their Rosedale neighborhood a few days after the woman had disappeared. Jennifer T. Zimmerman told a Baltimore County Circuit Court jury that she looked out her window one day in March 2005 and noticed the defendant, Dennis J. Tetso, removing fliers that been affixed to a pole as part of the effort to locate Tetso's wife, Tracey L. Gardner, who had been reported missing after failing to show up as planned at a Motley Crue concert in Washington.
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By Justin Fenton | justin.fenton@baltsun.com | January 6, 2010
A Baltimore police officer is being investigated for possible neglect of duty after the family of a shooting victim said he failed to take a report about a missing person. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed that the family of Marcal Walton, 33, had called police Monday morning to report him missing, but were told by a Central District officer that he would not take a report because Walton was "locked up." The officer apparently was unaware that Walton had been found Sunday afternoon in an alley in the 2300 block of Ocala Ave., dead of gunshot wounds.
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By BRENT JONES | September 8, 2008
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police were searching last night for a person who might have gone missing while kayaking at Bynum Run near Abingdon on Saturday. About 6:15 p.m. Saturday, an off-duty Harford County sheriff's deputy was walking along Hookers Mill Road when he saw a person struggling in the water, according to Sgt. Ken Turner, a spokesman for the DNR. The person had on white headgear and appeared to have a paddle in hand, Turner said. Another witness said he saw someone in the water drifting under the Interstate 95 bridge, Turner said.
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By BRENT JONES | September 8, 2008
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police were searching last night for a person who might have gone missing while kayaking at Bynum Run near Abingdon on Saturday. About 6:15 p.m. Saturday, an off-duty Harford County sheriff's deputy was walking along Hookers Mill Road when he saw a person struggling in the water, according to Sgt. Ken Turner, a spokesman for the DNR. The person had on white headgear and appeared to have a paddle in hand, Turner said. Another witness said he saw someone in the water drifting under the Interstate 95 bridge, Turner said.
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