Showing posts with label missing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label missing. Show all posts

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Search Concluded For Missing Elderly Lady From Berlin

Worcester County Sheriff's Office reported last evening....
Today we concluded our third day of searching for Ms. (Helen Stephanie) David.

All areas of South Point have been searched by ground, by air and by boat.

We continue to ask the public to check their properties and report anything out of the ordinary to the Sheriff's Office at 410-632-1111.

Today (Wednesday) concluded a coordinated search by Civil Air Patrol, Natural Resources Police, and Search and Rescue Teams from as far as the Western Shore.

 Sheriff's Office ATV's searched the wooded areas along Route 611 and many side roads around the South Point area.

 Message Boards are in place along Route 611 asking for the publics assistance in locating Ms. David.

At this time, the search teams have been scaled back.

We would like to thank all those who have participated in this search and continue to do so at this time.

Flyers with Ms. David's photograph and description have been distributed to business all along the 611 and West Ocean City area.

We are asking that you share this information with your friends and relatives who live in the Northern Portion of Worcester County as well as those who may travel to the county of the next several days.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013



Helen David
Missing In Berlin

Photo of Helen David missing from South Point since early this morning.

Worcester County Deputies and Maryland State Police and Maryland Natural Resource Police have been on the ground in the water and in the Air searching for Mrs. Helen David.

She was last seen wearing blue shirt and blue pants.

Call 410-632-1111 if you see her.

Lieutenant Edward C. Schreier
Worcester County Sheriff's Office


Police Searching For Missing Elderly Woman


Local law enforcement agencies this afternoon are seeking the public’s help in finding an elderly woman who suffers from dementia and short-term memory loss who was last seen at her residence on Carefree Lane in Berlin on Monday afternoon.

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office received a missing persons report on Helen Stephanie David, 77, of Berlin from her son, Ryan Putney. David lives on Carefree Lane in the South Point area and was last seen at her residence shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday.

According to police reports, David suffers from dementia and short-term memory loss.

David is about 5’6” tall and around 142 pound with salt-and-pepper hair of medium length. When last seen, she was wearing a blue and white blouse with flowers, light blue Capri-style pants, two pairs of white socks and possibly tan Burkenstock sandals.

Anyone with information regarding David’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office at 410-632-1111.

Local law enforcement is currently asking for the public’s assistance in searching their property or any outbuildings on or near their property.

Several agencies are currently involved in the search including the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police, Ocean City Police, the Ocean City Fire Department, Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Missing 13 Year Old Girl

UPDATE:  Girl has been located.

Amber Johnson
13 years old
Last seen in Pocomoke Md.  getting into a car with 2 African American males.
 She has an eye brow piercing and the right side of her head is shaved.
Her parents and Byrdie and Stevie Johnson.
Call 443-397-2448
Believe she is headed to Baltimore, Maryland


Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Ocean City Police Department
On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Ocean City Police responded to the area of 32nd Street for a report of a possible deceased body in the bay.  The body, which was recovered by the United States Coast Guard, was confirmed to be that of missing 22-year-old Lance Corey Gaines.
Gaines, who was visiting Ocean City with his family from upstate New York, was last seen on April 21, 2012 at approximately 1 a.m. at The Sandbar on 33rd Street and Coastal Highway.  His body has been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Maryland for autopsy.
The cause and manner of death are currently under investigation by the Ocean City Police Department.

Ocean City, Maryland

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Missing Man Last Seen In Ocean City

Lance Corey Gains
Written by
Scott Muska
Staff Writer

OCEAN CITY -- Police, family and friends are searching for a 22-year-old man who has been missing for nearly a week and was last seen at an Ocean City bar.

Lance Corey Gaines of Groton, N.Y., hasn't been heard from since the night of Friday, April 20. Ocean City police said he was last seen at Sandbar on 33rd Street at about 1 a.m. Saturday, April 21. One of the 20 or so friends and relatives who have traveled to town since then to form a makeshift search group said he had gone out for a walk and to the bar alone.

Gaines is 6 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. When he was seen at the bar, he was wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt.

Gaines was on vacation with his family and was staying at the Bay Club Resort on 32nd Street for the weekend. Family members said he sent a text message to his girlfriend just after midnight.

His father, John Gaines, said his other son had spoken to a woman who works at Madison Beach Motel on North Baltimore Avenue who saw someone in the area on Monday afternoon who matched Lance Gaines' description, but that's the only additional lead they've gotten.

"My son talked to her, and she had details she couldn't really have had (if she hadn't seen him)," said John Gaines on Thursday. "So we're pretty confident, we think we have a likely sighting on Monday."

OCPD spokeswoman Jessica Waters confirmed a tip had been received from someone claiming they saw Gaines or someone who matches his description, but there hasn't been a confirmed sighting since his disappearance, despite police outreach and investigation and the hundreds of fliers and inquiries friends and family have been making into Lance Gaines' whereabouts.


Friday, April 27, 2012


Ocean City Police are asking anyone who has seen Gaines or who has had contact with him to notify Detective Carl Perry with the Ocean City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 410.723.6604

Monday, April 23, 2012



Ocean City Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 22-year-old man.  Lance Corey Gaines, who was visiting Ocean City with his family from upstate New York, was last seen on April 21, 2012at approximately 1 The Sandbar on33rd Street and Coastal Highway.

Gaines, who was reported missing by his family, has brown hair, blue eyes and was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.  He is approximately 6’-4” and approximately 190 pounds.

Ocean City Police are asking anyone who has seen Gaines or who has had contact with him to notify Detective Carl Perry with the Ocean City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 410.723.6604.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wicomico County Teacher Missing

ALLEN, Md.- Authorities are asking the public's help in locating a missing Wicomico County teacher.

Alice Elizabeth Davis
Detectives with the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation are looking for 56-year-old Alice Elizabeth Davis, who lives on Allen Road in Allen.

She is described as white, 5-foot-9, 175 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a yellow shirt with images of cats on the front, blue shorts and sandals.

Police said the search for Davis got under way on Monday, Sept. 5. She was last reported to be en-route to the Wal-Mart in Fruitland. Her vehicle was located in the area, but police have been unable to locate Davis, who works as an AP English teacher at Parkside High School in Salisbury. According to police, Davis is the sister of former Salisbury Mayor Barrie Tilghman.

Anyone with information on Davis' whereabouts is asked to call the WBI at (410) 548-4898 or the Wicomico County Sheriffs' Office at (410) 548-4891.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Maryland Woman Missing In Aruba

WASHINGTON - A Maryland woman is missing in Aruba, and police have detained the man with whom she was vacationing.
Robyn Gardner, 35, was reported missing Aug. 2 by the man she was in Aruba with, 50-year-old Gary Vincent Giordano of Gaithersburg, Md.
Giordano reported Gardner missing after he said she was swept out to sea on a snorkeling trip. A search by the Coast Guard, police, Search and Rescue Aruba and others turned up nothing, Aruba reports.
Authorities detained Giordano at the airport as he was leaving the country. He's being held and accused of "involvement in the disappearance" of Gardner but not murder, says Ann Angela, a spokesperson for the Aruba prosecutor's office.
"At this moment we prefer to stick to 'involvement in the disappearance' because the investigation has to show what exactly happened, where she is now, if she's dead, if she's alive," Angela says.
Giordano will go through a series of detention hearings in which a judge will decide whether there are still grounds for him to be held in Aruba, Angela says. The next detention hearing is expected to take place this weekend, and there is no bond or bail in Aruba.
A WTOP court records search online finds a man with a similar name has been in court in Montgomery County, Md. on domestic violence charges involving two women in the past. The most recent charge against him last year lists his home address as Gaithersburg.
Gardner was last seen at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino where Giordano reportedly used Marriott points to pay for the room. The Aruba Herald also reports Giordano and Gardner met on an online dating site and had a relationship in which they met up about twice a month.
Richard Forester, of Bethesda, Md., says he's been Gardner's boyfriend for 2 1/2 years, and that she's a strong swimmer. He says Gardner's official address is in Frederick, but she had lived with him in Bethesda since January. He says Gardner recently lost her job at a Bethesda dentist's office.
Forester, 41, says the couple argued before Gardner left about the nature of her trip to Aruba, and he received an email from her three hours before she was reported missing that expressed her love and said they'd sort things out when she returned.
"The last message I got from her was 'I love you,'" Forester says.
Much earlier in the day, at 2 a.m., Gardner appears to have written on Forester's Facebook wall, saying "this sucks." (Ed. note: See screenshot in photo gallery)
Forester also says Gardner appeared to be signed on to her Gmail account days after she reportedly had drowned, and there was no response when he tried to send her an instant message. He says Aruban authorities have Gardner's BlackBerry and iPad and are trying to access information from them.
Forester now is working with the Natalee Holloway Resource Center, which is dedicated to helping missing people. Holloway was 18 when she disappeared in Aruba in May 2005 during a high school graduation trip.
A Facebook page titled "Help Find Robyn Colson-Gardner: Missing in Aruba" asks people to "Please keep Robyn and her family in your thoughts and prayers."
Here's Gardner's description:
Height: 5-foot-5
Weight: 130 pounds
Hair color: Blonde (dyed)
Eye color: Brown
Skin color: White
Markings: Tattoos on left shoulder and arm, and one tattoo on right side of rib cage
Last seen: 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011
Anyone with information is asked to call Fred Panneflek with the Aruban authorities at 011-297-597-5201.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Missing Girl Sought In Ocean City

Written By: News Editor, Shawn J. Soper

OCEAN CITY- Ocean City Police this week continue to search for a teen reported missing earlier this month in Baltimore County who is believed to have traveled at some point to the resort for Senior Week.

According to Baltimore County Police, Kirsten L. Ratliff, 16, of Perry Hall, was reported missing by her father shortly before 8 p.m. on June 9. Ratliff had apparently had a dispute with her father, with whom she was living, and ran away. When she did not return, he father reported her missing to Baltimore County Police and an investigation was undertaken, according to BCPD public information officer Lt. Robert McCullough.

Ratliff is a white female about 5’4” tall and around 105 pounds with long brown hair at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen in the Perry Hall area of Baltimore County around 2 p.m. on June 9. Ratliff was wearing blue Capri-style pants and a white tank top, and was carrying a pink bag, at the time of her disappearance.

McCullough said this week an initial report placed Ratliff at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Bel Air, but that rumor proved to be unfounded. Baltimore County Police also searched to no avail in and around the Dundalk area where Ratliff’s mother lives and works. After the first few days of the investigation, the search focused on Ocean City, after Baltimore County Police received information the teen had traveled to the resort.

“Her father had received information she had gone to Ocean City,” said McCullough. “Apparently, she had been seen by friends at a party in Ocean City sometime over the weekend from June 10 to June 12, although that hasn’t been officially confirmed.”

Another witness has provided information lending credence to the Ocean City connection for the missing teen. The witness told The Dispatch she was walking on the Boardwalk on Sunday, June 12, when she was approached by a young man holding a picture of his girlfriend, Ratliff, who told the witness he was desperately looking for Ratliff. The boyfriend told the witness Ratliff had been missing since she was last seen at a party on 119th Street on the Thursday before. The missing girl’s boyfriend also told the witness Ratliff’s family was also looking for her in Ocean City.

Meanwhile, McCullough said this week Ratliff is still missing and the investigation continues. He said the search continues on several fronts, while the focus has centered on the Baltimore County area where she was first reported missing.

“The investigation is ongoing and nothing has been ruled out, but our investigators have reason to believe she may be back in our area,” he said.

The Ocean City Police Department continues to search for Ratliff, according to spokesperson Jessica Waters.

“We were made aware of this shortly after she was reported missing in Baltimore County,” she said. “As far as I know, she has not been located. We are actively looking for her and her picture and information is distributed each day at roll call.”