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Missing As Of: 10/07/2014

Last Known Location
Tropicana Hotel, Evansville, IN

Name: Joseph Nawrocki
Nickname:
Sex: MaleRace: Caucasian
Age: 73DOB: 04/27/1941
Height: UnknownWeight: Unknown
Hair: UnknownEyes: Unknown

This week Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a person that failed to return home from a short trip.  According to detectives, Joseph Nawrocki left his Terre Haute apartment on September 30th to go to the Tropicana Hotel in Evansville. Detectives were able to confirm Mr. Nawrocki was a guest at the hotel through October 4th. . There is evidence that shows business activity by Mr. Nawrocki up to the 6th of October while still in the Evansville area, but nothing beyond that date. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Mr. Nawrocki, call our tip line at 238-STOP or toll free 800-222-TIPS or online at WTHITV.com and follow the links. Remember all tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and you could receive up to $1000 if your tip leads to solving this case.
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Missing As Of: 10/17/2013

Last Known Location
Tabertown Street in Eastern Vigo County Last Residence - Light House Mission

Name: Jerry Cheesman
Nickname:
Sex: MaleRace: Caucasian
Age: 49DOB: 10/27/1964
Height: 5ft 6inWeight: 140 lbs
Hair: BrownEyes: Brown

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – The Terre Haute Police Department is looking into a missing person report on Jerry Cheesman who has not been seen since October of 2013.

When the report was first made, Cheesman had no permanent residence and his last temporary residence was at the Light House Mission. His last known contact with anyone was on Oct. 17, 2013.

During their investigation, multiple leads and one possible sighting turned out to all be false.

Officials state some information has indicated Cheesman may have been near Tabertown Street in eastern Vigo County around the time of his disappearance.

THPD states they are exploring every possible scenario but reported there has been no financial activity for Cheesman since the time he was reported missing.

As the weather is improving, and people are out in the more rural areas, officials are asking the public to keep in mind Cheeman’s physical descriptions: white male, 49-years-old, 5’6”, 140 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.

Also, THPD believes there may be potential persons with information regarding his disappearance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at (812) 238-1661, or Crime Stoppers (812) 238-STOP.

Help find Jerry Cheesman

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Missing As Of: 08/17/2013

Last Known Location
Home in Dugger, Indiana

Name: Chad McGhee
Nickname:
Sex: MaleRace: Caucasian
Age: 36DOB:
Height: 6ft 0inWeight: 180 lbs
Hair: BrownEyes: Green

Dugger man missing since August 17.

DUGGER, Ind. (WTHI) - Police still need your help in finding a missing man.

Sullivan County authorities say Chad McGhee, 36 of Dugger, has been missing since August 17.

McGhee was last seen wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt. He is described as being a white male, 6 feet tall, about 180 pounds with green eyes, brown hair with a mustache and beard.

Police say he left home without his phone, wallet and all his personal information.

If you have any information that could help locate McGhee, call the Sullivan County Sheriff`s Office at (812) 268-4308, or call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.

Help find Chad McGhee

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Missing As Of: 09/08/2013

Last Known Location
Watson, Illinois

Name: Willow Long
Nickname:
Sex: FemaleRace: Caucasian
Age: 7DOB:
Height: 3ft 11inWeight: 40 lbs
Hair: RedEyes: Unknown

PD: Charges out of Watson, Illinois

WATSON, Ill. (WTHI) - News 10 has confirmed Justin D. DeRyke will face first degree murder charges for the death of Willow Long, 7 of Watson, Illinois.

DeRyke, maternal uncle of Long, was placed under arrest just before 6 a.m. Tuesday by Illinois State Police.

An autopsy performed by Dr. John A. Heidingsfelder, forensic pathologist at St. Anthony`s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, confirmed the identity of the body found Monday evening by searchers.

"If you have kids, have grandkids, anything like that, it is going to put some point in your heart, that you`ve got this feeling for this little girl even though you don`t know her," Matt Kulesza, Watson`s Fire Chief said.

The Effingham County Sheriff`s Department and Illinois State Police are investigating this case as a homicide.

DeRyke will face first degree murder charges and will make his first initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon in the Effingham County Circuit Court.

 

Police searching for missing girl. 

WATSON, Ill. (WTHI) - Police in Illinois are searching for a missing 7 year old girl. The child was last seen between 9 and 10:15 a.m. Central Time Sunday morning.

Willow Long is described as being between 3`10" and 4` tall and 40 pounds.

The girl has red, shoulder length hair and was last seen wearing a purple nightgown shirt.

Willow Long went missing in Effingham County, Illinois in Watson.

Volunteer search crews were suspended at dark, but officials are searching throughout the overnight into Monday morning.

If you know the whereabouts of Willow Long or have any information please call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.

Help find Willow Long

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Missing As Of: 06/06/2013

Last Known Location
The area of C Street NW in Linton, IN.

Name: Katelyn Wolfe
Nickname:
Sex: FemaleRace: Unknown
Age: 19DOB:
Height: 5ft 2inWeight: 110 lbs
Hair: BlackEyes: Blue

Search continues for Katelyn Wolfe, police ask anyone with information to come forward

Sunday, June 9, 2013
Help find Katelyn Wolfe

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Missing As Of: 03/18/2013

Last Known Location
Near 4th St in Casey, Illinois

Name: Daniel J Roscom
Nickname:
Sex: MaleRace: Caucasian
Age: DOB:
Height: 5ft 8inWeight: 145 lbs
Hair: BlondEyes: Unknown

Illinois community forms search party

Updated: Saturday, 30 Mar 2013, 10:56 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 30 Mar 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

CASEY, Ill. (WTHI) - The Casey Police Department is investigating a missing persons report. Daniel James (DJ) Roscom has been missing since March 18.
    
And now his community is banding together to do something about it.
    
Friends, family, and community members gathered in Casey Illinois early Saturday.
    
Many of these people didn`t know each other before then.
    
But they were united in a similar cause.
    
Bring Daniel James Roscom home.

"At this point, we`re just trying to find him, see where he`s at, and get him home."
    
The family has been working with the Casey Police Department.

"They`re doing a lot. There`s a lot of stuff they haven`t came out with yet. They`re working on things. They`ve been helpful."
    
But most of the leads have gone cold and DJ`s family say they have reason to believe he`s in danger.
    
So they organized a search party.
    
Over 50 people gathered, bringing four-wheelers and trucks to search every corner of the small town.
    
David said that`s just the kind of brother he has. DJ was friends with people from all walks of life.

"He knows everybody. He`ll talk to anybody, walk up to anybody and become their friend. He`s always smiling, he`s happy."
    
And the Casey community is behind the Roscum family all the way.

"Everybody`s been really supportive. I`ve been getting a lot of messages on Facebook. Everybody`s been wanting to help. We appreciate that."
    
All united with one purpose....bringing their friend...and brother....home.

"I`m hoping we can find him today."
    
The Roscom family is asking anyone with any information, whether large or small, to please come forward and contact the Casey Police Department at 217-932-2800.

DJ is 28 years old and was last seen on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 11:30 p.m.

According to police, his last confirmed sighting was on the 300th block of NW 4th Street in Casey.

He`s a white male, 5`8", about 145 pounds, with short blonde hair.

He has numerous tattoos, including a cross on the back of his neck, the name "Elijah" on his right forearm and an outline of the human hand as bones, on top of his left hand.

Roscom was last seen wearing a black leather coat and a blue t-shirt under a dark blue hoodie. He was also wearing black jeans and tennis shoes.

 

 

Police look for missing man

Updated: Friday, 22 Mar 2013, 9:47 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 22 Mar 2013, 9:44 PM EDT

CASEY, Ill. (WTHI) - The Casey Illinois Police Department needs your help finding a missing man.

Investigators say Daniel J. Roscom has been reported missing since Monday.

Witnesses say he was last seen leaving a residential area near 4th street in Casey.

He was last seen wearing a black leather coat, blue t-shirt and a blue hoodie.

Roscom is described as a white male with short blonde hair, weighing 145 pounds, he stands 5 foot 8.

Anyone with information can reach the Casey Police Department at 217-932-2800.  Or call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.

Help find Daniel J Roscom

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Missing As Of: 02/14/2013

Last Known Location
1400 block of North 11th and 1/2 Street

Name: Brittany Sprague
Nickname:
Sex: FemaleRace: Caucasian
Age: 34DOB:
Height: 5ft 5inWeight: 115 lbs
Hair: BlondEyes: Hazel

Have You Seen Brittany Sprague of TH, IN?

Terre Haute Police need your help finding a woman who`s been missing for nearly two weeks.

The mother of 34 year old Brittany Sprague reported her missing back on February 14th.

Police are asking for the public`s help in finding her.

Sprague was last seen in the 1400 block of North 11th and a half street on the 14th, and has not been heard from since.

She`s 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 115 pounds, and has blonde hair and hazel eyes.

If you know where Brittany Sprague is, please call Terre Haute Police or call Crime Stoppers at (812) 238-STOP.

Help find Brittany Sprague

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Missing As Of: 05/18/2011

Last Known Location
Value Place Motel, Plainsfield, IN

Name: Morgan Johnson
Nickname:
Sex: MaleRace: Black
Age: 27DOB: 1/1/1984
Height: 5ft 8inWeight: 155 lbs
Hair: BlackEyes: Brown

More info released about missing man

Updated: Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011, 2:04 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - More information about Terre Haute native Morgan Johnson has been released by the “Find Morgan Johnson Coalition.” Here’s the information about Johnson from the coalition:

Morgan M. Johnson, 27, has been missing from his Plainfield home since May 18, 2011.

Morgan Johnson, a native of Terre Haute, Indiana, graduated from Terre Haute North High School in 2002, and is employed at Brightpoint in Plainfield, Indiana.

He is an avid tennis player, and is a member of the north side Indianapolis Gold’s Gym. Morgan is a devout member of St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church, is in the church choir and works actively in the youth prison ministry. Morgan suffers from a seizure disorder that is managed by his medicine regime.

Morgan was last seen leaving his residence at the Value Place Motel Extended Stay in Plainfield, Indiana, on the night of May 18, 2011. Friends and family assumed that he had traveled to his grandfather’s funeral in Washington D.C. After his absence from the funeral was noted, and repeated attempts to contact him were unsuccessful, his disappearance was reported to the Plainfield Police Department.

Morgan Johnson drives a 1995 White Grand Am, Indiana License number JS1830 (Pictured in photo tab on left).

Ann Johnson Smith, mother of Morgan, appeals “I miss Morgan so much. I believe he is alive and well and ask everyone’s assistance by keeping a watchful eye out for him and his car. Please report anything you know about Morgan to the police.”

Friends and colleagues have established a Facebook page entitled “Find Morgan Johnson” which has over one-thousand members. In addition, to the organized web page, a group of interested Indianapolis and Terre Haute residents, have established a coalition, also named “Find Morgan Johnson Coalition.”

Individuals with information about Morgan Johnson are encouraged to call Detective Aldridge at the Plainfield Police Department at 317-838-3562 or call 911.

News 10 will continue to follow this story and we will update once more information is released.

Help find Morgan Johnson

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Missing As Of: 05/18/2011

Last Known Location
Plainfield, IN

Name: Morgan Johnson
Nickname:
Sex: MaleRace: Black
Age: 27DOB: 1/1/1984
Height: 5ft 8inWeight: 155 lbs
Hair: BlackEyes: Brown

Community aids in search for TH Native

Updated: Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011, 11:39 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011, 11:02 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Morgan Johnson, 27, has been missing since May 18th. He was staying at an Extended Stay Motel in Plainfield, Indiana.

His mysterious disappearance has been enough to get people from Terre Haute out and ready to move.

Members of the community met at the Vigo County Courthouse.. all of them were compelled to find him, even if they`ve never met him.

"With Morgan being a Terre Haute native and his mother still being here and her having nowhere to go from here. I`m a mom and if one of my children were missing, I would hope anybody would be doing the exact same thing that I am," Gloria Jones who helped organize the event said.

They hung flyers and spoke with anyone who would listen.

Police are looking for a white 1995 Pontiac Grand Am that he may have been driving.

Morgan Johnson suffers from a seizure disorder and his mother says he may be disoriented by not taking his medicine.

If you have ANY information on his whereabouts, please call 911.

Also, there are a couple of ways to donate to the search efforts.

-First, there is a fund set up at First Financial Bank locations where you can donate.

-Also, you can give donations by visiting the Morgan Johnson Benefit Fund on Facebook.

Help find Morgan Johnson

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Missing As Of: 05/18/2011

Last Known Location
Value Palace Hotel in Plainfield, IN

Name: Morgan Johnson
Nickname:
Sex: MaleRace: Black
Age: 27DOB: 1/1/1984
Height: 5ft 8inWeight: 155 lbs
Hair: BlackEyes: Brown

Search for Terre Haute man continues

Updated: Monday, 13 Jun 2011, 11:44 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 12 Jun 2011, 3:33 PM EDT

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WTHI) - The search continues tonight for a missing Terre Haute man.

Family and friends of Morgan Johnson spreading fliers throughout the city of Plainfield, Indiana this weekend.

Plainfield Police are still investigating Johnson`s disappearance.
 

The 27-year-old was last seen on May 18th.

Police are also searching for his car a1995 white Pontiac Grand Am.
 

If you have any information on Johnson`s whereabouts you`re asked to call 911.

Help find Morgan Johnson

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Missing As Of: 05/18/2011

Last Known Location
Value Palace Hotel in Plainfield, IN

Name: Morgan Johnson
Nickname:
Sex: MaleRace: Black
Age: 27DOB: 1/1/1984
Height: 5ft 8inWeight: 155 lbs
Hair: BlackEyes: Brown

Terre Haute native is missing

Updated: Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 7:22 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 09 Jun 2011, 5:57 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Terre Haute mom is searching for her son who has been missing for more than two weeks.

Ann Smith last spoke to her son on the phone on May 18th.

Morgan Johnson had been living and working in Plainfield, Indiana for several months.

Security video at Value Place (a hotel) in Plainfield shows Smith leaving just before midnight on May 18th.

“[He was] just going out, not for an extended stay. And he hasn`t been seen or heard from since,” Plainfield Police Detective Joe Aldridge said.

Ann thinks he may have been going out to meet with some friends.

"Quarter to twelve when everyone else had to go to work on Thursday,” Ann Smith said. “So that`s my only thought.”

And she thinks her son may have been upset about a recent death in the family.

"He had just found out about his grandfather`s death,” Ann explained. "He was mulling it over. He was distressed about that."

Since then, she and her family have done all they could to spread the word.

"[We’ve] just been putting fliers out,” Ann said. “That`s basically what we`re doing. And making phone calls."

A Facebook group about the search for Morgan has more than 300 members.

Ann and her family have made phone calls to hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and shelters.

"I don`t know anything more to do,” she said.

Plainfield police are investigating the case they call suspicious.

"No one goes this long without talking to someone," Detective Aldridge said.

Morgan Johnson is on regular medication, and police don`t believe he`s had that since he went missing.

They also don’t necessarily believe Morgan is in any danger.

"We don`t suspect foul play, but we will not rule it out,"Detective Aldridge said.  "There`s a lot of suspicious circumstances."

For Ann, the focus is staying on the search for Morgan.

"I try to stay positive," Ann said through tears.  "I just believe God that some kind of way, everything`s alright."

Plainfield Police are searching for Morgan Johnson`s car.  Its a white 1995 Pontiac Grand Am.

If you have any information on where Morgan Johnson may be, you can call the Plainfield Police Department at (317) 839-8700, or call Crime Stoppers at
(812) 238-STOP.

Help find Morgan Johnson

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Missing As Of: 03/20/2011

Last Known Location
Home 300 Block of West Beech St, Sullivan, IN

Name: Ashlee Sanagaio
Nickname:
Sex: FemaleRace: Caucasian
Age: 8DOB:
Height: UnknownWeight: Unknown
Hair: BrownEyes: Brown

Police: Sullivan girl found safe

Updated: Monday, 21 Mar 2011, 10:18 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 20 Mar 2011, 11:10 PM EDT

SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTHI) - Indiana State Police report the 8-year-old girl who disappeared during dinner Sunday has been found safe.

 

Sullivan City Police say Ashlee Sanagaio and her father were eating dinner in their home in the 300 block of West Beech Street around 7 p.m. Her father told police he left the room for a minute, and when he went back in, the girl was gone.

Police haven’t confirmed where the girl was found but sources tell 24-Hour News 8 she was found nearby, debunking reports she may have left the state.

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Missing As Of: 03/20/2011

Last Known Location
Home in the 300 Block of West Beech Street, Sullivan, Indiana

Name: Ashley Sanagaio
Nickname:
Sex: FemaleRace: Caucasian
Age: 8DOB:
Height: UnknownWeight: Unknown
Hair: BrownEyes: Brown

Sullivan girl missing

Updated: Monday, 21 Mar 2011, 7:15 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 20 Mar 2011, 11:10 PM EDT

SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTHI) - Sullivan City Police are searching for a missing girl.

Police say 8-year-old Ashley Sanagaio was having dinner at her home in the 300 Block of West Beech Street with her father.

Police said her father left the room, when he came back she was gone.
 

She`s been missing since 7 p.m. Sunday.

Ashley is described as a caucasian girl with brown hair and brown eyes.
 

She was last seen wearing a tie-dye shirt, purple pants and black shoes.


If you have any information about Ashley`s whereabouts you`re asked to call (812) 268-4356, or please call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP.

Help find Ashley Sanagaio

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Missing As Of: 03/12/2011

Last Known Location
Montezuma

Name: Ashley McCall
Nickname:
Sex: FemaleRace: Caucasian
Age: 13DOB:
Height: 5ft 3inWeight: 115 lbs
Hair: BrownEyes: Unknown

Police find missing teen in Danville

Updated: Thursday, 17 Mar 2011, 3:08 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 17 Mar 2011, 2:43 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The Danville, Illinois Police Department have found 13-year-old Ashley McCall who has been missing since Saturday.

Danville Police found McCall this afternoon in Danville.  McCall has been missing since Saturday, March 12th.

Police have not said if she was found with anyone else. 

Police said that she had left her parent`s home in Montezuma without their permission and they believed she was with one or more adult males.

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Missing As Of: 03/12/2011

Last Known Location
Montezuma, Indiana at her parents home.

Name: Ashley McCall
Nickname:
Sex: FemaleRace: Caucasian
Age: 13DOB:
Height: 5ft 3inWeight: 115 lbs
Hair: BrownEyes: Unknown

Police on the look out for missing teen

Updated: Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011, 7:43 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011, 7:43 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Police in Parke County need you help in tracking down a missing teenager.

13 year old Ashley McCall was last seen Saturday, March 12th.

Police say she left her parent`s home in Montezuma without their permission.

They believe she may with one or more adult males.

Ashley is described as a five foot three female.. weighing about 115 pounds.

Her hair is naturally brown, but has been died dark brown with pink highlights.

Anyone with information on where Ashley might be is asked to call the Parke County Sheriff`s office at 765-569-5413.

You can also call the toll free tip line at 877-833-4847.

Please call Crime Stoppers at 238-STOP>
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