NC – Vigil to be held for missing man | The News Herald

The family of Carlton Lamaar Edmondson will hold a vigil for the missing man Friday on the Historic Burke County Courthouse lawn.

The prayer vigil will be held in candlelight from 6- 7 p.m., said Robert Pearson, Edmondson’s father.

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NC – Burke County man still missing after ransom demand | WSOCTV

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Valdese man after his family said they received phone calls demanding money in the amount of $700 for his return.

On Jan. 19, the Valdese Police Department and Burke County deputies began working on the case after 30-year-old Carlton Lamaar Edmondson’s family said they received a call from a person they didn’t know, claiming he’d been kidnapped.

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TX – Carrollton Police Looking For Missing Woman & Her Suspected Kidnapper | CBS DFW

CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Carrollton need the public’s help with locating a missing woman and the man who is believed to have kidnapped her on Tuesday. Detectives said 23-year-old Madai Cazares from Grand Prairie was taken by her ex-boyfriend, identified as Jose Eduardo Reyes.

Authorities were made aware of the situation on Wednesday.

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MISSING: Police searching for 8-year-old Kokomo child reportedly kidnapped by mother | The Indy Channel

KOKOMO, Ind. – Kokomo police are seeking help in locating a child who was involved in a kidnapping incident Thursday.

Capt. Tonda Cockrell with the Kokomo Police Department said a father told officers his 8-year-old daughter Ja’layia Williams had been taken from an IHOP restaurant at 50 West 300 South by her biological mother, 29-year-old Sherica Wizzard.

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IN – IMPD searching for missing 9-year-old boy believed to be kidnapped | FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — IMPD is searching for a missing 9-year-old boy believed to be kidnapped by a 40-year-old man.

The boy, Brendan Lamb, was last seen at 315 E. Brunswick Ave. at around 4 p.m. on the city’s south side.

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NC – Reward increased to $12,500 in search for missing Mills River man | WLOS

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The reward for information leading to the location of a missing Mills River man has been increased to $12,500.

Thomas (Tommy) Bryson was reported missing Wednesday morning after he left to pick up a nearby family member, but he never arrived. Authorities believe he was kidnapped by now-captured manhunt suspect Phillip Stroupe II.

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Man arrested in connection to missing scholar; Zhang presumed dead – The Daily Illini

The FBI has arrested a suspect in the case of Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting Chinese scholar. Zhang is presumed dead, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

Brendt Christensen, 28, was taken into custody. On Thursday, law enforcement officials overheard him explain that he kidnapped Zhang.

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