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November 6, 2013
Teenager reported missing from Shingle Springs home

Juliet Riffey.PNGThe El Dorado County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in finding a 15-year-old girl who ran away from home last week.

Juliet Riffey (pictured) left her Shingle Springs home during the night Friday. There is concern for her safety because she is home schooled and has limited contact with anyone outside the home, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. Officials said her mother reported that the teenager had not packed belongings or otherwise prepared to leave home.

Riffey is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds with dark blond/brown hair, blue eyes and wearing oval-framed glasses. She also has a cleft lip, which causes her to easily become ill, authorities said.

Anyone with information regrading Riffey's whereabouts is asked to call El Dorado County sheriff's Detective Natasha Gallagher at (530) 642-4720 or the sheriff's dispatch center at (530) 621-6600.

November 5, 2013
Silver Alert issued for missing Curtis Park woman

A "Silver Alert" has been activated for a woman missing from her Curtis Park home since Saturday, according to authorities.

macdonald.jpgPatricia MacDonald was last heard from Nov. 2. Her family and friends say she normally checks in regularly so they are concerned she hasn't been seen or heard from, said Sacramento police Officer Michele Gigante.

Her car also is gone from her house, Gigante said.

MacDonald is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 100 pounds. She has gray hair with green eyes. She drives a gray 2000 Toyota Camry with four doors and a license plate of 4JRE510.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sacramento police at (916) 264-5471.

October 4, 2013
Update: Missing Sacramento man, 73. found in veterans hospital

A Sacramento man, 73, reported missing since Wednesday, was found at the veterans hospital at Travis Air Force Base Sunday, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Bell, Donald.jpgDonald Bell, 73, was last seen about 8 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Capitol Freewill Baptist Church in the 6200 block of Watt Avenue, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Authorities had deemed him to be "at-risk" because he suffers from throat cancer and can eat only through a stomach tube, officials said. He also takes several life-sustaining medications, which were found at this home.

It was not clear Sunday how he wound up in David Grant USAF Medical Center in Fairfield, or what his condition was when he was found. It was not known if he drove his red 1997 Ford Taurus, which was also reported missing, to the hospital, or if it was found somewhere else.

September 17, 2013
UPDATE: Teen missing from Rancho Cordova group home found safe

MP Casey Lee.jpegA teenage boy reported missing this evening from a group home is Rancho Cordova has been found safe, according to Rancho Cordova police.

Casey Lee (pictured), 17, had last been seen near Cordova Elementary School in the 10300 block of White Rock Road shortly after 6:30 p.m. He was considered at-risk due to diminished mental capacity, according to a Police Department news release.

September 17, 2013
UPDATE: Missing Rio Linda woman found safe

janice jackson.JPGThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reports that a Rio Linda woman missing since Monday has been found and returned to her home.

Janice Jackson, 70, (pictured) went missing from her residence in the 6100 block of Dry Creek Road on Monday afternoon. She was considered at-risk due to a medical condition.

September 16, 2013
UPDATE: Sheriff's officials report missing Arden Arcade woman located

MP Warnock.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reports that an Arden Arcade woman who went missing this morning has been found

Linda Warnock (pictured), 58, had last been seen in the 1900 block of Terrace Drive about 9 a.m. She was considered to be at-risk due to dementia and other medical issues, a Sheriff's Department news release states.


September 13, 2013
Elk Grove police report missing girls found safe

Zuri Hurtz.jpgAsia Smith.jpgBarbara Smith.jpgThree young girls who were reported missing in Elk Grove have been found.

Elk Grove police reported that Zuri Hurtz (top left photo) , 8, Asia Smith, 10, (top right), and Barbara Smith (bottom), 10, are OK and will be reunited with their family. They were considered at risk because of their age.

The girls apparently left a residence in the 9000 block of Willowberry Way about 11 a.m. They were reported missing to law enforcement at 5:45 p.m., according to a Police Department news release. According to an area resident, they had last been seen in the 8100 block of Laguna Brook Way, walking westbound about 2 p.m.

Police activated their reverse 911 system, making phone calls to residents asking them to be on the lookout for the missing children.

August 23, 2013
Police say missing Sacramento man at risk due to mental disabilities

Reggie Hodge attachment.jpgSacramento police are asking the public's help in finding a 27-year-old man who has severe mental disabilities.

Police said Reggie Hodge (pictured) was last seen Thursday night when he walked away from his residence in the 4000 block of 11th Avenue.

He is considered at-risk because his family reports that he is severely disabled with the mental abilities of a 5- to 7-year-old, according to a Police Department news release. Without his medication, Hodge may become easily confused.

Hodge was last seen wearing a black South Pole sweatshirt and gray jeans with gray shoes.

Police ask anyone with information regarding Hodge's whereabouts to call the Police Department's dispatch center at (916) 264-5471.

August 23, 2013
Davis police seek missing man reported heading for Bay Area

Mercadal safe_image.jpgDavis police are seeking help finding a missing 19-year-old man.

Balbino Mercadal (pictured) was last seen at 9 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Glacier Drive in Davis. He told friends that he was leaving for the Bay Area, but he never arrived. Police said this behavior is out of character for Mercadal.

He is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 135 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Mercadal was last seen wearing a light-blue beanie, blue jeans and a black backpack with a green and white pattern. Police said he may be riding a black bicycle.

Anyone who has seen Mercadal or knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Davis Police Department at (530) 747-5400.

August 20, 2013
Help sought finding woman last seen at Isleton business

green, susan (1).jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in finding a woman who went missing after patronizing a business in Isleton more than a week ago.

Susan Green (pictured), also known as Susan Hernandez, was last seen about 10 p.m. Aug. 11. She is considered to be at risk because she is missing under circumstances that are inconsistent with her normal behavior, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Green is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. She has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and a multicolored scarf around her waist.

August 17, 2013
Amber Alert called off, children recovered in Sacramento

Lillyanna_Ramires.jpgBy Richard Chang
rchang@sacbee.com

The Amber Alert for two missing girls out of Elko, Nev. has been canceled after the girls' mother turned them over to police, authorities announced this morning.

The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for the children, Lillyanna Ramirez, 9, and Martin Angel Rosales II, 3, after they were reported missing by the Elko, Nev. Police Department. The children were believed to be with Martin Cisneras Rosales, 33, and Amber Schenck, 29.

Schenck, the mother of the two youngsters, surrendered to a Sacramento police officer at the 400 block of Richards Boulevard early today, according to department spokesman Doug Morse. The children were with her and were taken into protective custody. Rosales, who is the father of the 3-year-old boy, was not with the others and his whereabouts remain unknown.

August 16, 2013
Help sought to locate teen missing from North Natomas home

Chase Felgenhauer.jpgThe Sacramento Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a 16-year-old boy who has been missing since Wednesday.

Chase Felgenhauer (pictured) was last seen as he left his home in the 400 block of Hawkcrest Circle in the North Natomas area, headed to school, according to a Police Department news release.

He left home riding his red and silver mountain bike. He never arrived at school, and no one has reported seeing him since that morning. Police said the teenager's family is concerned about his welfare.

August 15, 2013
Man with Alzheimer's reported missing from North Highlands home

Garcia Missing person[1].jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in locating a North Highlands man who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Pedro Garcia (pictured), 72, was last seen in the 5700 block of San Ardo Way about 6 a.m. today, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

He is described as Hispanic, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He has a shaved head and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a light-blue shirt, green pants, black shoes and a plaid, short-brimmed hat. He reportedly leans slightly to the side when standing or walking, due to a physical ailment.

July 18, 2013
Missing man returns to Arden Arcade home

Juan Acosta.pngA 79-year-old man who went missing from a residential facility in the Arden Arcade area has returned safely.

Juan Acosta (pictured) had last been seen in the 600 block of Feature Drive in the Arden Arcade area about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, when he went for a routine morning walk. He was considered at risk because his failure to return in inconsistent with his normal behavior patterns, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department news release.

July 16, 2013
Missing man from Carmichael has been found

nevitt, John.jpgAn elderly man who went missing from Carmichael on Monday morning has been found, according to The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

John Nevitt, 81, had last been seen Monday in the 7100 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard between 8:30 and 9 a.m. He was considered at risk because of dementia, according to a sheriff's department news release.

The sheriff's department reported Monday night that Nevitt has been found and is safe.

July 15, 2013
Help sought finding elderly man missing from Foothill Farms

DemyanikThe Sacramento Sheriff's Department is asking for help to find two men who went missing during the last two days.

Bronislav Demanyik, 83, who went missing Sunday morning from his home in the 5400 block of Kohler Avenue in Foothill Farms.

Demanyik was last seen around 8 a.m. on July 14, walking from his home to a nearby church, according to a news release. He did not return home, and he is considered to be at-risk. His absence is described as "inconsistent with his normal behavior patterns."

July 15, 2013
UPDATE: Alert issued for missing Grass Valley woman

Barnhart, Wilma.jpegBarnhart vechile.jpegThe Grass Valley Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a 74-year-old woman who has been missing more than a week.

Police were alerted Wednesday by friends of Wilma Leona Barnhart (pictured), who had not been seen or heard from since July 7. A check of Barnhart's residence yielded no indication of foul play, and friends and family said she had no medical or mental health conditions that might explain her disappearance, according to a Police Department news release. They also were not aware that she had any travel plans.

Officers determined through bank records that Barnhart last made a withdrawal from her personal bank account at an ATM at the Bank of America on South Church Street in Grass Valley about 1:20 p.m. July 7. She had purchased gas from Flyers on Plaza Drive at 12:12 p.m. the same day and had completed a purchase at Rite Aid on Sutton Way at 10:52 a.m. No further activity on Barnhart's bank account has been found.

July 11, 2013
Help sought finding woman missing from Pollock Pines home

Elise Hays.jpgThe El Dorado County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in finding a 20-year-old woman with a development disorder who has been missing since Saturday.

Elise Hays (pictured), who has the physical stature and mental capacity of a 12-year-old, left her residence about 7 a.m. Saturday, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. Authorities said she may be in the South Lake Tahoe area and has been known to take up with homeless people.

Hays is described a 4 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 80 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call Detective Troy Morton at (530) 642-4712.

July 2, 2013
UPDATE: Elk Grove police report missing man found safe

Angelito Cabaccang image006 (3).jpgElk Grove police report that a man reported missing earlier today and deemed at risk due to health issues has been found and is safe.

Police had sought the public's help in locating Angelito "Sam" Cabaccang (pictured), 48, who suffers from a brain injury that affects his memory and cognitive functions. Cabaccang also is diabetic and suffers from seizures, according to a Police Department news release.

He had last been seen about 6:30 this morning when he left his residence in the 9500 block of Hutton Drive to go for a walk.


June 25, 2013
UPDATE: Man missing from Orangevale home found safe

MP Stilwell.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reports that an 83-year-old man who went missing from an Orangevale residence this morning has been found and is safe.

Clifford Stilwell (pictured) disappeared about 11 a.m. in the 8700 block of Central Avenue. He was considered to be at risk due to dementia and serious medical conditions, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

June 10, 2013
Lassen County officials search for missing Caltrans worker

By Jane Braxton Little
Bee Correspondent

SUSANVILLE - Lassen County officials are looking for a Caltrans equipment operator based in Susanville who has been missing for a week.

Patrick McCarthy, 45, of Doyle, called in sick June 3 and has not been seen since, said Trisha Coder, a Caltrans spokeswoman.

A neighbor saw McCarthy's truck in Doyle that afternoon, she said.

McCarthy is described as a Caucasian male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 215 pounds with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen driving a maroon 2004 extended cab Ford Ranger with California license plates #82362B1.

The search is focusing on an area from the Oregon border south to Beckworth and Taylorsville.

Caltrans employees are donating personal leave time to participate in the search, which is being coordinated by the Lassen County Sheriff's Department.

Anyone with information should contact the Lassen County Sheriff's Department at 530-257-6121.

May 30, 2013
Man missing from North Highlands home found safe

Missing person.jpgA North Highlands man who was reported missing Wednesday has been found.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reported that 36-year-old Eric Reser has returned home and is safe.

Reser had disappeared from his home in the 6100 block of North Haven Drive about 1:30 p.m. Sheriff's officials said he was considered at risk because of diminished mental capacity.

May 29, 2013
Help sought finding man missing from North Highlands home

Missing person.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in finding a man who went missing from his North Highlands residence this afternoon.

Eric Reser (pictured), 36, was last seen in the 6100 block of North Haven Drive about 1:30 p.m. He is considered at risk because of diminished mental capacity, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Reser is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 285 pounds. He has brown, crewcut hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a grey jacket with black sleeves, a green baseball cap and blue jeans. He may be carrying a brown canvas bag containing other items of clothing.

Anyone with information regarding Reser's whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

May 29, 2013
Carmichael woman safely back home

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reports that a woman missing from her Carmichael home since Monday morning has been found safe.

Aundrea Jones, 69, had last been seen about 9 a.m. in the 3500 block of Verla Street. She was considered at risk because of mental health issues and her reliance on medication that she did not have with her, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

This morning, the sheriff's department reported she had been found.

May 28, 2013
Rancho Cordova man's disappearance called mysterious

Armando Ponce 2e3ul (1).jpgThe Rancho Cordova Police Department seeks the public's assistance in finding a 21-year-old man who is missing under mysterious circumstances.

Armando Ponce (pictured) left his home in the 3000 block of Laurelhurst Drive about 5 p.m. May 13, telling family members that he was going to meet someone in Woodland. He has not been seen since.

Police said his unaccounted for absence is inconsistent with his normal behavior.

May 28, 2013
Help sought to find missing Carmichael woman

Jones,+Aundrea.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in finding a woman who has been missing from her Carmichael home since Monday morning.

Aundrea Jones (pictured), 69, was last seen about 9 a.m. in the 3500 block of Verla Street. She is considered at risk because of mental health issues and her reliance on medication that she does not have with her, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Jones is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 230 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a red and purple jacket, dark-colored skirt and light-colored boots.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

May 15, 2013
Missing Rio Americano freshman found safe

Missinggirl.jpegA Rio Americano High School freshman whose family thought she may have been lured away by someone she met online has been found.

Daria "Dasha" Clarke, 15, has been reunited with her family, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Last Thursday, Clarke went to algebra class and was also seen on campus about 10 a.m. But when her mother arrived back at school to pick her up at 12:30 p.m., she was nowhere to be found, her mother, Margie Clarke, said on Sunday.

Supporters distributed leaflets in the American River Drive area near the school.

May 10, 2013
Help sought finding teen last seen on American River Drive

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in finding a teenage girl who has been missing since Thursday morning.

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Daria Clarke, 15, was last seen in the 4500 block of American River Drive about 10 a.m. She is considered at risk because of mental health issues and because she may be in the company of people who could endanger her welfare, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Clarke (pictured) is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 195 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a black shirt and gray leggings.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

May 8, 2013
UPDATE: Woman reported missing from Foothill Farms area found safe

Karen O'Neal.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reports that a woman reported missing from the Foothill Farms area Wednesday night has been found and is safe.

Karen O'Neal (pictured), 48, had last been about 3 p.m. Wednesday at a family member's residence in the 4900 block of Little Oak Lane. She was considered to be at risk due to diminished mental capacity, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

May 8, 2013
Missing man from South area has been found

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reports that a missing man last seen leaving a south area hospital has been found.

Ross Hightower, 85, had last been seen leaving Kaiser Permanente South Medical Center at 6600 Bruceville Road about 2:30 p.m. Monday. He was considered to be at risk due to his age and because he is missing under circumstances that are inconsistent with his normal behavior patterns, according to a sheriff's department news release.

Today, the sheriff's department reported that he has been found and is safe.

May 7, 2013
Missing man last seen leaving south Sacramento-area hospital

Hightower,+Ross.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in finding an 85-year-old man who has been missing since Monday afternoon.

Ross Hightower (pictured), 85, was last seen leaving Kaiser Permanente South Medical Center at 6600 Bruceville Road about 2:30 p.m. He is considered to be at risk due to his age and because he is missing under circumstances that are inconsistent with his normal behavior patterns, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Hightower is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 125 pounds. He has short, gray hair and brown eyes. He reportedly was wearing a short-brimmed straw hat, wire-rimmed glasses and light blue jeans.

May 6, 2013
Police cast wide net for tips in Roseville woman's disappearance

Roseville detectives investigating the disappearance of a Sun City woman would like to talk to anyone who visited the Raley's shopping center at the corner of Woodcreek Oaks and Pleasant Grove boulevards between 4 a.m. and noon Wednesday.

Even if people don't think they saw anything noteworthy, detectives want to speak to anyone who visited the center, whether it was to make deliveries, grocery shop, use the bank ATM, pick up dry cleaning or visit Starbucks. Any information, no matter how routine, may help detectives create a more complete picture of activity in the parking lot that morning, police said.

People are asked to call the tip line the Police Department has set up for the case at (916) 774-5080.

May 4, 2013
Search party to be organized for missing Roseville woman

Roseville police are helping to coordinate a search party for a Sun City Roseville woman missing since Wednesday.

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The woman, Susan Jacobson, 59, was last seen about 6 a.m. that day, when she told her husband she was going grocery shopping and to run other errands around town.

Her vehicle was found in the Raley's parking lot at Woodcreek Oaks and Pleasant Grove boulevards. Her wallet was found in the same parking lot that morning by a citizen, officials said.

Detectives have found no evidence of foul play. Officials are asking search party participants to meet at 8 a.m. Sunday at Mahany Park, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.

Participants are asked to wear comfortable shoes and hiking shoes, and should bring drinking water, a photo ID and a cell phone.

May 3, 2013
UPDATE: Good Samaritan in Roseville missing person case contacts police

mp_susan_jacobson.jpgA good Samaritan who turned in a wallet belonging to a missing Sun City woman has called police, who wished to talk with her regarding any additional information she might be able to provide.

Detectives are still looking for clues in the disappearance of 59-year-old Susan Jacobson (pictured), who was last seen by her husband Wednesday morning, when she said she was going to shop for groceries and run errands around town. Officers found Jacobson's unoccupied dark blue Honda Civic in the Raley's parking lot at Pleasant Grove and Woodcreek Oaks boulevards Wednesday evening.

About 8 a.m. Wednesday, a woman turned Jacobson's wallet in to the Starbucks in the same center, saying she had found it in the lot, according to a Police Department news release. Detectives had sought the public's help in identifying the woman so they could speak with her.

Detectives also ask anyone who may have seen Jacobson during the past few days, or who has information that might help in finding her to call the Roseville police dispatch center at (916) 774-5000, ext. 1.

May 2, 2013
Man reported missing from south Sacramento County neighborhood

David Abel.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department seeks help locating a man who has been missing from his south Sacramento County neighborhood since Wednesday morning.

David Abel (pictured), 57, was last seen board bus No. 54 in the area of Power Inn and Gerber roads about 11 a.m. He is considered to be at risk due to mental health disorders and a serious medical condition, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Abel is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing approximately 210 pounds. He has short gray hair and brown eyes, and is missing his front teeth.

May 2, 2013
Roseville police seek help locating missing Sun City woman

mp_susan_jacobson.jpgRoseville police are asking the public's help in locating a 59-year-old Sun City Roseville woman who was last seen by her husband Wednesday morning.

Susan Jacobson told her husband that she planned to go grocery shopping and run other errands at stores around town, according to Police Department news release. Wednesday evening, officers found Jacobson' s dark blue Honda Civic unoccupied in the Raley's parking lot at Pleasant Grove and Woodcreek Oaks boulevards. Police said they do not know how long it had been parked there.

Jacobson (pictured) is described as 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighing about 90 pounds, with shoulder-length brown hair. She was last seen wearing a dark gray sweatshirt and light gray sweatpants, although she may have changed into other clothing before going out.

April 24, 2013
Missing Carmichael man is returned home

Hugh Myers MP photo.JPGA Carmichael man who went missing for a second time in a year has been returned to his home, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Hugh Myers, 70, had last been seen at his residence in the 3700 block of Kimberly Way at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He was considered to be at risk due to dementia, and he has a serious medical condition requiring medication.

Last August he also went missing, only to be found in Vancouver, Wash. The sheriff's department did not release information on where he was found this time.

April 22, 2013
Help needed again to find missing Carmichael man

Hugh Myers MP photo.JPGA Carmichael man is missing again - and the Sacramento Sheriff's Department needs help in finding him.

Hugh Myers, 70, was last seen at his residence in the 3700 block of Kimberly Way at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He is considered to be at risk due to dementia and has a serious medical condition requiring medication.

It's not the first time Myers has gone missing. Last August he also went missing, only to be found two states away in Vancouver, Wash.

Myers is described as a white man, 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 185 pounds. He has brown eyes and gray hair, a gray mustache and beard and wears glasses.

It is not known what he was wearing when he went missing on Sunday but he often dresses in clothing with Harley Davidson logos. Anyone who spots Myers is asked to call the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

April 21, 2013
Missing Davis man found in Lake County

By Carla Meyer
cmeyer@sacbee.com

A 25-year-old Davis man who had been missing for more than a week was located Sunday afternoon in Lake County and is "in good spirits," a Davis Police Department spokesman said.

Daniel Brian Thompson, a Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts employee, had been missing since April 13. His car was found down an embankment, but Thompson was not in it.

Law enforcement officers later found Thompson, who was not injured and was removed from the missing-persons list, Sgt. Frank Tenedora said.

March 26, 2013
UPDATE: Missing Colfax man found safe in Grass Valley

russell ronald MP March 2013.jpgA 76-year-old who had been reported missing from his Colfax home since Monday morning has been found safe.

The Placer County Sheriff's Department reported that Ronald Russell (pictured) was located in Grass Valley and will be reunited with his family.

Russell had been missing since about 9:30 a.m. Monday, when he left his home on Sylvan Road, in a remote area outside the city of Colfax. He was on foot, and was not carrying any identification or money, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.

February 28, 2013
Police report missing Fresno children found unharmed in Sacramento area

The Sacramento Police Department reports that seven siblings reported missing from their Fresno home and believed to have been abducted by their father have been found unharmed in the Sacramento area.

No further information was immediately available. Sacramento police said the Fresno Police Department is expected to release an update on the case.

The children, ages 5 to 12, were taken from their Fresno home when their mother and stepfather left them alone to go to a grocery store Saturday evening. The mother and stepfather told police that when they returned from the store, the children, along with their clothes in the home, were gone.

Fresno police were trying to contact the children's biological father, Xa Yang, who has been estranged from his family for three years. Investigators believed he lived in Sacramento.

February 28, 2013
UPDATE: Missing North Highlands man found safe

John Killins.JPGThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reports that a North Highlands man who disappeared from his home Wednesday night has been found and is safe.

John Killins, 55 (pictured), who deputies say has a diminished mental capacity, had last been seen at 10 p.m. Wednesday at his North Highlands home in the 3600 block of Turner Drive.

Killins typically uses a bus pass to ride Regional Transit.

February 21, 2013
Missing south Sacramento teenager reunited with family

Christian McDaniel.jpgA teenager who went missing from his south Sacramento home Feb. 6 has been found safe.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reported today that Christian McDaniel (pictured), 16, has been reunited with his family.

McDaniel had been considered at risk because of an unstable emotional condition and his family had feared he might be suicidal, sheriff's officials said.

February 20, 2013
Police seek help locating missing Tahoe Park man

MP+-+Mark+Lauchli.bmpSacramento police seek the public's help in locating a 59-year-old man who has been missing for more than a week.

Mark Lauchli (pictured) was last seen Feb. 12 at his home in the 6900 block of McQuillen Circle in the Tahoe Park area. He left a note saying that he was going to the American River, according to a Police Department news release.

Family members thought he might have been going to the Howe Avenue Bridge. Police said his vehicle was found near La Riviera Drive and Howe Avenue the same day.

February 20, 2013
Woman reported missing from Arden Arcade home

Alspektor,+Alice.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in locating a woman who went missing from her Arden Arcade home Tuesday evening.

Alice Alspektor (pictured), 66, was last seen in the 3900 block of Edison Avenue about 9:30 p.m. She is considered at risk because she has been diagnosed as bipolar and having dementia, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

She is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds, with brown hair, hazel eyes and a medium complexion. She was last seen wearing a brown, fleece zip-up jacket with a fur-lined hood.

Anyone with information regarding Alspektor's whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

February 20, 2013
CHP issues 'Silver Alert' for missing Citrus Heights woman

A Silver Alert has been activated for am 89-year-old woman missing from Citrus Heights.

The woman, Evelyn Nash, possibly has early onset of dementia, according to a news release from the California Highway Patrol's Emergency Notification and Tactical Alert Center.

She was last seen about 3:45 a.m. last Wednesday in the Citrus Heights area. According to the release, she was driving a gray, two-door Cadillac CTS with possible damage to the driver's door and a California license plate of 5LLT084.

February 14, 2013
Help sought to locate teen missing since last week

Christian McDaniel.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department seeks the public's help in locating a 16-year-old boy who went missing from his residence last week.

Christian McDaniel (pictured) was last seen at his home in the 9000 block of Chantal Way in south Sacramento County about 11 p.m. Feb. 6. He is considered at-risk because of an unstable emotional condition and may be suicidal, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

McDaniel is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing approximately 235 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gray sweat pants, a red baseball cap, and red-and-white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding McDaniel's whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

February 9, 2013
Missing Oregon teen found safe in Sacramento

Bedria Williams, a 15-year-old who went missing out of Oregon last month, was found late Friday night.

Bedria left her school shortly after noon Jan. 11. Her father, Pat Williams, believed she boarded a commuter bus to Eugene, Ore., before making her way to Sacramento.

"She's safe and with her family," said Shelli LaMadrid, who organized a search for the teenager on Friday in Sacramento.

The search party received a tip that she was at an apartment in Sacramento County and at that point, requested police assistance, Sacramento Police spokesman Officer Doug Morse said.

February 8, 2013
Family asks help locating Arden Arcade man who disappeared in Sonoma County

jason Kyles 3 (2).jpgA Sacramento-area family is asking the public's help in locating a 34-year-old man who went missing Saturday in Annadel State Park in Sonoma County.

Rebecca Kyles said she believes her husband, Jason Kyles, suffered some type of emotional breakdown. She last saw him the morning of Feb. 1 when she left their Arden Arcade home to go to work. Jason Kyles, a landscape contractor, had planned to stay home that day, but his wife returned home about 6 p.m. to find a note from him saying he was going to New York.

Rebecca Kyles said her husband had had difficulty sleeping for several days before his disappearance.

February 7, 2013
Missing Elk Grove man found driving on Highway 65

Kenneth Mitchell pr-02-06-13-photo-1.jpgA 79-year-old man who was reported missing from his Elk Grove home Wednesday has been found and reunited with his family.

Kenneth Mitchell (pictured), who suffers from dementia, was located by the California Highway Patrol this evening driving his vehicle on Highway 65, Elk Grove police reported.

Mitchell had last been seen about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, when his wife left their home to go to work. When she returned about 3:15 that afternoon, her husband was missing, along with their vehicle.

Police said Mitchell left his residence under similar circumstances last week and was located in Willets.

February 6, 2013
Help sought locating Elk Grove man suffering from dementia

Kenneth Mitchell pr-02-06-13-photo-1.jpgElk Grove police are asking for the community's help in locating a 79-year-old man who suffers from dementia and takes medication to control high blood pressure.

Kenneth Mitchell (pictured) was last seen about 8:45 this morning when his wife left their Elk Grove residence to go to work. When she returned at 3:15 p.m., her husband was missing, along with their vehicle, a white, two-door, 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII, with license plate number 3VCH239, according to a Police Department news release.

Mitchell is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and a lump on his left cheek.

February 6, 2013
Help sought to locate missing Oregon girl reportedly seen in Sacramento

Bedria Williams.jpgThe Sacramento Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a 15-year-old girl missing from her home in Creswell, Ore.

Bedria Williams (pictured) is considered an at-risk missing person because of her age and detectives believe she may be in the Sacramento area, according to a Police Department news release. She has been missing from her Oregon home since Jan. 11.

Williams was reportedly seen at a residence in the area of Greenhaven and Rush River drives as recently as Jan. 19.

February 4, 2013
Missing North Highlands man reported back home

A North Highlands man reported missing Saturday has returned home, according the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Preston Allington, 26, was considered at-risk because of his mental capacity. He had disappeared from his home in the 6900 block of Stoneman Drive on Friday evening.

February 2, 2013
Sherriff's Department asks public's help to locate missing person

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for an at-risk man who went missing from his home Friday evening in North Highlands.

Preston Allington, 26, was last seen in the 6900 block of Stoneman Drive at 8 p.m. Feb. 1. He is a white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall weighing 275 pounds. He has brown eyes and short brown hair. He was wearing a black beanie and a red San Francisco 49ers sweatshirt, along with purple and white shorts.

Authorities consider him to be at-risk because of his mental capacity. Allington was also carrying at least one blanket when he went missing.

Anyone with information regarding this disappearance is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

January 31, 2013
UPDATE: Missing Rancho Cordova teenager found safe

Ciera Buckley MP+Buckley+Pic.jpgA Rancho Cordova teenager who had been missing for several days has been located and reunited with her family, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Ciera Buckley (pictured), 15, had last been seen at her home Sunday in the 9800 block of Lincoln Village Drive. Authorities said she was considered to be at-risk because her disappearance is inconsistent with her normal behavior.

January 28, 2013
Sacramento Police seek help locating missing 24-year-old man

Christian Lopez.jpgSacramento police ask the community's help in locating a 24-year-old man who has been missing since Thursday.

Christian Lopez (pictured) is considered to be at risk because he is developmentally delayed. He has been missing since about 10 a.m. Thursday when he was seen inside the Walmart store at 3661 Truxel Road in the Natomas area.

Family members reported that Lopez has no history of going missing for this length of time and he is not familiar with the Sacramento area, according to a Police Department news release.

January 24, 2013
Bodies of Amador County mother, child found in ice-covered pond

The bodies of an Amador County woman and her 5-year-old daughter reported missing earlier this week were found this morning in an ice-covered pond on their Pine Grove property.

Divers recovered the bodies of Karen Diane Anderson, 46, and Amelia Noelle Arago, 5, about 30 feet from the shore of the pond, according to an Amador County Sheriff's Office news release. Officials said there was no evidence of trauma or foul play.

The Sheriff's Office received a report about 3 p.m. Monday of a loose llama at 14130 Spring Canyon Lane in Pine Grove. A deputy and a county animal control officer secured the llama, but they were unable to locate anyone at the home at the time.

January 7, 2013
Man missing from Isleton reported back home

Douglas Castleman 1kAGo (4).jpgAn Isleton man reported missing last week has been found safe.

Douglas Castleman (pictured), 47, returned home Sunday, Sacramento County sheriff's officials reported.

Castleman was reported missing Friday. He had last been seen walking away from his home in the 800 block of West Brannan Island Road since about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and was considered at risk because of a medical condition.

January 4, 2013
Help sought to locate missing Isleton man

Douglas Castleman 1kAGo (4).jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help to locate a man who has been missing from his Isleton home for two days.

Douglas Castleman (pictured), 47, was last seen about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday walking away from his home in the 800 block of West Brannan Island Road. He is considered to be at risk because of a medical condition, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Castleman is described as white with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds and was last seen wearing a black jacket, white polo shirt and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

December 28, 2012
Missing Vacaville woman found dead in vehicle

Cathleen Boland 121227 Press Release missing adult.jpgA Vacaville woman who had been missing since Dec. 20 was found dead this morning in her vehicle.

Cathleen Boland (pictured), 56, had told her family that she was considering suicide, and Vacaville police said it appears she died of a gunshot wound.

The Police Department on Thursday asked the public's help in finding Boland, issuing a news release and posting information on the city of Vacaville's Facebok page.

This morning, a Vacaville resident saw a white Dodge Neon matching the description of Boland's vehicle parked off Leisuire Town Road and remembered reading about the at-risk missing person. After checking media reports, the resident confirmed that the license plate on the car matched that for Boland's vehicle and called police.

Officers arrived and found Boland dead inside the car.

Detectives who had been looking for Boland responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation, according to a Police Department news release.

Anyone with information on where Boland was between the time she left home and when she was found is asked to call the Vacaville Police Department at (707) 449-5200, or Detective Mark Ferreira at (707) 449-5258.

December 27, 2012
Police seek help locating missing Vacaville woman

Cathleen Boland 121227 Press Release missing adult.jpgVacaville police are asking the public's help in locating a 56-year-old woman who has been missing for a week.

Cathleen Boland (pictured) was last seen about 10:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Police said she recently had made suicidal threats to her family, and she left home with a .22 caliber handgun. Boland's 2001 four-door Dodge Neon also is missing.

Boland did not take her purse, cell phone or identification with her, officials said.

December 13, 2012
Deputies seek 13-year-old girl missing from south Sacramento home

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 13-year-old girl.

jackson.jpgKaylecia Jackson was last seen Wednesday morning when she left her home on Wire Drive, near 47th Avenue and Stockton Boulevard. The girl never arrived at school.

Kaylecia is considered at risk because of her age. She is described as a black girl, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 165 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

December 3, 2012
Agencies search for missing couple

Law enforcement agencies from four counties are searching for two adults who were reported missing by family members three days ago.

Roderick Clifton, 44, of Citrus Heights, and Paula Lane, 46, left a relative's Citrus Heights home Thursday in a dark blue 1989 Jeep Cherokee. They were expected to arrive at Lane's Gardnerville, Nev., home the same day.

Family members grew concerned given the inclement weather.

Neither has been heard from since, according to the Citrus Heights Police Department. While there is no evidence of foul play, a search of credit card and cell phone activity has yielded no leads on their whereabouts, authorities said.

Officers from the El Dorado Sheriff's, Alpine Sheriff's, California Highway Patrol and the Douglas County, Nev., Sheriff's departments have been involved in searching for Clifton and Lane.

November 29, 2012
UPDATE: Missing Elk Grove man found safe, turns self in to police

Nicholas Lomack image010.jpgLomack truck image011.jpgAn Elk Grove man reported missing earlier today has been found safe.

Elk Grove police reported tonight that 33-year-old Nicholas Lomack turned himself in to the Police Department.

Lomack (pictured) drove away from his Elk Grove residence about 9:30 a.m. today in a 2010 white Toyota Tundra pickup truck (similar to the one pictures) with California license plate 8T78462, according to a Police Department news release. The family member told police that Lomack left his home with a semiautomatic 9mm handgun and was believed to be suicidal.

November 28, 2012
Missing Sacramento woman back home

Brendle Cook attachment.jpgBrendle Cook car attachment.jpgSacramento police say a missing 20-year-old woman has returned home.

Brendle Cook had last been seen about 5 p.m. Friday when she left a friend's house in the 1600 block 16th Street in Sacramento. She was considered to be an at-risk missing person, and her family reports that she has no history of leaving without notifying them of her whereabouts, according to a Police Department news release.

November 7, 2012
UPDATE: Missing Elk Grove teenager found safe

Dominic Zanartu image (1).pngA 13-year-old boy reported missing in Elk Grove has been located.

Elk Grove police said Dominic Zanartu (pictured), who is autistic, was found at an AM/PM market on Grant Line Road and will be returned home.

The youth had last been seen at Harriet Eddy Middle School, in the 9300 block of Soaring Oaks Drive, about 3:15 p.m. today. Police said he was apparently upset because he knew that his television and computer privileges would be taken away due to a poor progress report.

November 2, 2012
At-risk Elk Grove woman found alive

Elk Grove police reported today that at-risk missing person Carla Dalquen has been located at a relative's residence in Sacramento County.

Police had said that Dalquen, 40, who suffers from severe depression and was believed to be suicidal, was last seen about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when she left her home in the 8800 block of Heathermist Way.

October 27, 2012
Roseville police, families seek missing teen girls

By Hudson Sangree
hsangree@sacbee.com

Roseville police are looking for two teenage girls who didn't return home after school Thursday.

Both girls sent text messages to their fathers that night saying they were with "male subjects" who wouldn't let them leave, according to a news release.

Melissa Perez, 16, and Angelina Loredo, 14, asked their families not to call police, but said they were scared and couldn't phone or text again.

October 17, 2012
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Do police typically use robo-call alerts in missing person cases?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: I live in Oak Park and last night I got a phone call at 11:30 p.m., when I was in bed, half asleep, and it was a recorded message from the police department about a missing boy. Earlier in the evening, a cop helicopter flew above my neighborhood for 20 minutes with loud-speaker alerts about the boy. I've gotten used to helicopters flying above my neighborhood, but the robo-phone call from the police was a first. Do you know if such calls are now standard police procedure?
Submitted by: Sleepless in Oak Park, Sacramento

ANSWER: Sacramento police spokeswoman Officer Michele Gigante said the department uses its Reverse911 program to notify residents of situations involving health and safety concerns.

October 17, 2012
Sacramento police seek help in finding missing 14-year-old girl

Sacramento police are asking for the public's help in finding a 14-year-old girl who has been missing from her family's Natomas home since Sunday night.

garner.JPGNicholette Garner was last seen about 10 p.m. Sunday, said police Officer Michele Gigante.

Sometime thereafter, she crawled out the window of her bedroom at a home on Pony Express Drive, Gigante said.

October 16, 2012
UPDATE: Boy reported missing in Oak Park found safe

Dejay+Lott,+14.jpgA 14-year-old boy who was reported missing in the Oak Park area this evening has been found safe at Franklin Boulevard and Florin Road, according to Sacramento police.

Police said Dejay Lott (pictured), who was considered at risk because of a mental disability, got into an argument with his mother as they were traveling in her car about 8 p.m., and when they came to a stop, the boy got out. His mother was unable to locate him and called police.

Officers responded and began searching neighborhoods.

October 12, 2012
UPDATE: Man found after reported missing in West Sacramento

savala.JPGWest Sacramento police say that a man reported missing has been located and is with his family.

Tony Savala (pictured) had last been seen about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Margaret McDowell Senior Center at 1525 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

Police said Savala is not from West Sacramento and was unfamiliar with the area. He was considered at risk because he suffers from dementia and other medical conditions that require medication, according to a Police Department news release.

October 12, 2012
13-year-old girl missing since Sept. 7 found in North Highlands

A 13-year-old girl missing since early September was found Thursday morning in North Highlands, according to authorities.

Kaylecia Jackson had been considered an at-risk missing person since she disappeared from her Sacramento County home Sept. 7.

After she was located, she was taken into protective custody and her parents were notified, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

October 9, 2012
UPDATE: Missing Foothill Farms man reunited with family

Bouzoumita.jpgA 54-year-old man who had been missing from his Foothill Farms residence for two days has been located.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reported this evening that Farhat Bouzoumita (pictured) has been reunited with his family.

He had been reported missing after leaving his apartment in the 4400 block of Oakhollow Drive on Sunday evening. He was considered at risk because of a potentially life-threatening medical condition, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

October 5, 2012
UPDATE: Missing Rancho Cordova woman reported back home, safe

missing.JPGA Rancho Cordova woman reported missing earlier today has returned home and is OK, according to police.

Rancho Corodva police said Marcella Stapleton, 51, went missing from her residence in the 2900 block of Routier Road Thursday morning. Police said she was considered to be at risk because she is emotionally and mentaly unstable.

PHOTO CAPTION: Marcella Stapleton

September 26, 2012
Sacramento deputies seek help finding 3-year-old allegedly abducted by mother

crystal rojas.jpgSacramento County sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a 3-year-old girl who has been abducted by her mother, who is not her legal guardian.

The girl, Crystal Rojas, was reported missing from a daycare facility on the 5200 block of Elkhorn Boulevard about 10 a.m., said sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos. Employees told deputies the girl went missing shortly after a visit from her mother, Patti Rojas, who is not the girl's legal guardian, Ramos said.

Deputies now believe that Patti Rojas, 24 and pictured at right, took her daughter and headed to Nevada, Ramos said. They do not believe the girl to be in any danger, but consider her "at-risk" because of her young age, Ramos said.

September 4, 2012
Teenager reported missing from Rancho Cordova returns home

A teenager who was reported missing in Rancho Cordova more than a week ago has been found safe.

Sacramento County sheriff's officials reported that 16-year-old Fatima Scott returned home Monday and has been reunited with her family.

Scott, who had been staying with her family at a motel on Point East Drive, was reported missing Aug. 23. She was considered at risk because she was without needed medication.

August 22, 2012
UPDATE: Missing Sacramento County man found in hospital

Perez,+Robert.jpgA 62-year-old man who had been missing since Friday has been located.

Sacramento County sheriff's officials said Robert Perez (pictured) was found at Kaiser South Medical Center. He was admitted as a "John Doe" on Friday after being hit by a vehicle. Officials said he has been reunited with his family at the hospital.

Perez had been last seen at 3 p.m. Friday riding his bicycle away from his residence in the 6900 block of Richman Way, headed toward Stockton Boulevard in south Sacramento County. He was considered at risk because of diminished mental capacity and because he has been without his medication, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

August 7, 2012
Police seek help locating man reported missing last month

David-Adebayo.jpgSacramento police say a North Sacramento man reported missing nearly a month ago still has not been located.

David Adebayo (pictured) left his home in the 3400 block of Winter Park Drive between 6 a.m. July 11 and 2 a.m. the following day.

Adebayo regularly walks to the Natomas Walmart shopping center at least twice a week to look for recyclables, according to a Police Department news release. He also has been known to frequent recycling centers in the area of West El Camino Avenue, Truxel Road, Northgate Boulevard and Silver Eagle Road.

July 26, 2012
El Dorado Sheriff believes missing 19-year-old woman is still alive

Thumbnail image for Lomax.pngBy David Ruiz
druiz@sacbee.com

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office held a press conference today to generate public awareness on the disappearance of 19-year old Linnea Lomax, who went missing one month ago today.

Sheriff John D'Agostini said there have been no new developments on the search. However, he said he believes that Lomax is still alive.

Lomax, 19, was last seen June 26 around 1 p.m. on the 800 block of Howe Avenue in Sacramento County. She is described as a white woman, 5 feet 2 inches tall, and 100 pounds. She was last seen wearing faded green pants and a dark hooded sweatshirt with the word "Sweden" on the front.

July 26, 2012
Sacramento Sheriff's investigators end excavation without finding human remains

Sacramento County sheriff's investigators are wrapping up their excavation of an Arden-Arcade backyard, saying they are confident the missing woman's body is not there.

"We feel comfortable leaving believing there are no human remains to be found here," said sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos.

After consulting with specialists from the Sacramento County District Attorney's Crime Lab, investigators determined they had acted appropriately based on alerts from cadaver dogs but that further digging would not yield any more evidence in the case of Regina Garcia, missing since 2008, Ramos said.

July 25, 2012
Excavation in Sacramento backyard expected to continue Thursday

By Kim Minugh
kminugh@sacbee.com

Sacramento County Sheriff's investigators are wrapping up their excavation of an Arden-Arcade back yard after a full day of searching for evidence in the case of a woman missing since 2008.

A sheriff's deputy will keep watch over the site tonight, and detectives and crime scene investigators are expected to return early Thursday for further excavation.

The case involves Regina Garcia, who was 33 years old when she was reported missing from the residence, in the 1600 block of Stewart Drive, said Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos. He said the execution of today's search warrant was the result of several pieces of information that came together in recent months and piqued the interest of detectives.

"Further investigation recently has resulted in us wanting to take a closer look around," Ramos said.

July 24, 2012
UPDATE: Missing 11-year-old Woodland boy found safe

Harris, Justin.jpgAn 11-year-old Woodland boy reported missing early this afternoon has been found safe and has been reunited with his mother, according to police.

The boy, identified as Justin Harris (pictured), was reported missing from his home in the 300 block of North Street about 12:45 p.m. Woodland police said he was considered at risk because of required medication and his age.

After an eight-hour, door-to-door search and following up on numerous leads, police reported this evening that the youth was found in good condition near his grandmother's house about three miles from his home.

July 18, 2012
Missing Sacramento man sought

missing.jpgBy David Ruiz
druiz@sacbee.com

Sacramento resident David Adebayo, 65, has been missing since Wednesday, according to a police report filed Thursday with the Sacramento Police Department.

Adebayo is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds with salt and pepper black hair. He was last seen in the Natomas area of Sacramento.

Daughter Darnisha Kittling said her father probably went missing about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday during his daily routine of picking up cans and taking them to nearby recycling plants. She said her father would also walk around the Natomas Marketplace shopping center for can collection. He has done this for roughly 15 years, she said.

July 18, 2012
Missing Carmichael boy reported back home, safe

Elijah Cowan0717_cowan.jpgAn 11-year-old boy reported missing from his Carmichael home has been found safe.

Elijah Cowan (pictured), who was discovered missing from his apartment in the 2500 block of Gunn Road early Tuesday has returned home and has been reunited with his mother, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office.

The boy had been considered at risk because of his age.

July 17, 2012
Help sought to locate 11-year-old Carmichael boy

Elijah Cowan0717_cowan.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in locating an 11-year-old boy who went missing from his Carmichael home overnight.

Shortly after 4 a.m. today, Elijah Cowan (pictured) was reported missing from his apartment in the 2500 block of Gunn Road. Authorities said he is considered at risk because of his age.

Cowan is described as African American, 5 feet tall and weighing about 80 pounds. He has black, curly hair and may be wearing a black jacket.

July 16, 2012
Deputies report missing man returned home safe

MP Gaston photo.JPGSacramento County Sheriff's Department officials say a young man reported missing has been located.

Alexandre Gaston, 22, had been reported missing from his apartment near Garfield and Madison avenues. He was considered at-risk due to his mental condition and was thought to be suicidal, according to a sheriff's department press release. Officials said Gastron returned home safely over the weekend.

July 12, 2012
Reward for missing teen Linnea Lomax increased to $10,000

The reward for information in the case of missing teen Linnea Lomax has increased to $10,000, according to volunteers with the search effort.

Lomax, a 19-year-old from Placerville, has been missing since she walked away from an out-patient mental health facility on Howe Avenue on June 26. Her family said she was getting treatment after having a mental breakdown while studying for finals at the University of California, Davis.

The most recent possible sightings were reported in Woodland, volunteers report, though she earlier was believed to have been seen near the American River Parkway in Sacramento.

Linnea is 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 100 pounds and has curly, long blonde hair. She was last seen wearing green pants, a black sweatshirt with "Sweden" in red letters and flip flops. She has no medication, wallet or phone with her.

On Thursday, her parents, Craig and Marianne Lomax, released an open letter to their daughter expressing their pain and asking that she send them notice that she is safe.

"We love you every second of every day and are praying for you," they wrote in the letter, which can be read in its entirety at www.sacbee.com/links. "We long for the day that we know you are safe."

July 8, 2012
Deputies search for missing volunteer

Officials and volunteers are searching for a 60-year-old man who went missing Saturday evening east of Placerville.

El Dorado County sheriff's deputies said the man was last seen around 5:30 p.m. near Wrights Lake. He was doing volunteer work on well-marked trails and was returning to his vehicle when he went missing.

Other workers at the site said they searched the trail after he did not arrive at the vehicle. They called the sheriff's department to ask for help around 6:30 p.m. Throughout the evening, over 30 deputies and El Dorado County Sherriff's Department volunteer search and rescue personnel searched the area.

July 7, 2012
Family offers $5,000 reward for information about Lomax

Missing girl 1.pngThe family of Linnea Lomax, the missing 19-year-old UC Davis student, is now offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to her safe return.

Lomax went missing on June 26 on the 800 block of Howe Avenue. She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs 100 pounds and has curly blond hair with blue eyes.

When she was last seen, Lomax was wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt that said "Sweden" and baggy blue jeans. She was also carrying a large bag.

Her parents say Lomax is a danger to herself - she struggled with anxiety during her freshman year of college and broke down several times while studying for final exams. Lomax was checked into a mental health facility but left and her parents say she is scared and without a wallet or phone.

Anyone who sees her is asked to call a hotline at (916) 905-HELP.

July 2, 2012
Missing West Sacramento woman found safe out of state

Georgeina Crespo paint photo.bmpAn 82-year-old West Sacramento woman who was reported missing last month has been found safe.

Georgina Crespo (pictured) was reported missing from her home June 12. Police said that she spoke only Spanish and had left home without food or money. She was considered at-risk because of her age and weather conditions.

West Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Nathan Steele said Crespo has been located out of state by law enforcement authorities. "All indications are that she is fine," he said.

June 29, 2012
Family, friends update description of clothes worn by missing UC Davis student

Family and friends of a missing 19-year-old woman have updated their description of the clothes she was last seen wearing.

Lomax.pngLinnea Lomax, a Placerville teen who has been missing in Sacramento County since Tuesday, was wearing a black sweatshirt with "Sweden" written in red on the front and green pants, her family said. She was wearing flip-flops.

She is described as 5-feet, 2-inches tall and weighing 100 pounds. She has long, curly blonde hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion.

Acquaintances said Lomax suffered a breakdown while studying for finals at the University of California, Davis, where she is a freshman. She received in-patient treatment at a facility for 10 days, but disappeared in the middle of her first day of out-patient treatment.

June 28, 2012
Search continues for 19-year-old UC Davis student missing in Sacramento

Friends and family of a missing 19-year-old Placerville woman they say is off her psychiatric medications, scared and without a phone or wallet are asking for the public's help in finding her.

Lomax.pngThey said the women, Linnea Lomax, pictured at left, does not want to be found and ask that anyone who sees her not talk to her, but instead contact the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Lomax, a University of California, Davis, freshman studying biology, was last seen Tuesday afternoon at an out-patient facility on Howe Avenue. She left on her own will, said Julie Warren, a friend of the Lomax family.

June 27, 2012
Sheriff's department searches for Sacramento woman

Missing girl 1.pngA Sacramento woman has gone missing, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

Linnea Lomax, 19, was last seen at a business on the 800th block of Howe Avenue around 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to the sheriff's department.

The sheriff's department describes Lomax as a 5-foot-2, white female, with blonde hair and blue eyes, and weighing 100 pounds. She was last seen wearing green pants and a dark blue hooded sweatshirt.

June 19, 2012
Search continues for missing West Sacramento woman

Georgeina Crespo paint photo.bmpThe West Sacramento Police Department is continuing its search for an 82-year-old woman who was reported missing last week.

Police on Friday took a missing person report regarding Georgina Crespo (pictured). Follow-up investigation has determined that she was last seen Wednesday or Thursday in the area of Town Center Plaza in West Sacramento, according to a Police Department news release. They have received information that she might be heading to Texas.

Police are attempting to locate her to ensure her well being.

June 18, 2012
Missing Elk Grove woman found safe in Chico

Sylvia Valdez 12-5774.jpgAn Elk Grove woman who had been missing since early this month has been found safe.

Elk Grove police reported that Sylvia Valdez (pictured), 29, was located in Chico and has been reunited with her mother.

Valdez had been last seen in Nevada City earlier this month. Police sad she had telephoned her mother and indicated that she was going to return to her Elk Grove residence via an unidentified bus service. When she had not returned by last week, her family reported her missing.

Police said she was considered as risk because she had been diagnosed as schizophrenic and was not in possession of her medication.

June 15, 2012
Hot weather increases concern for missing West Sacramento woman

Georgina Crespo  copy.jpgWest Sacramento police seek the public's help in locating an 82-year-old woman who has been missing from her home since Tuesday.

Georgina Crespo speaks only Spanish. Her daughter reported that Crespo left her residence Tuesday and has not returned home.

Crespo reportedly frequents the area of the Nugget market in the Southport shopping center. Although she does not suffer from dementia, she may not know where she is if she is beyond a half-mile radius of her home, according to a Police Department news release. She refuses to take prescribed high-blood pressure medication, and it is not known whether she took money or food with her.

June 13, 2012
Help sought locating Elk Grove woman last seen in Nevada City

Elk Grove police are asking the public's help in locating a 29-year-old woman who has Sylvia Valdez 12-5774.jpgbeen missing since early this month.

Sylvia Valdez (pictured) is considered at risk because she has been diagnosed as schizophrenic and is not in possession of her medication, according to a Police Department news release.

Valdez was last seen in Nevada City early this month. Police said she had telephoned her mother and indicated that she was going to return to her Elk Grove residence in the 8200 block of Geneva Point Drive via an unidentified bus service. As of today, she has not returned to her home.

June 12, 2012
Woman, 92, missing since Sunday is reported safe

A 92-year-old woman missing since Sunday night from her south Sacramento County home has been found and is safe.

Sacramento County sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos said Mary Valenzuela, who has mild dementia, returned to a previous residence.

Valenzuela had disappeared from her home in the 7500 block of Hazelnut Lane near Gerber and Power Inn roads.

June 5, 2012
Police seek public's help to locate missing Elk Grove man

Kirk+Lacefield.jpgThe Elk Grove Police Department seeks the community's help locating a 45-year-old man who has been diagnosed as schizophrenic and may be suicidal.

Police said Kirk Lacefield (pictured) was reported missing from his residence in the 8800 block of Lewis Stein Road and is not in possession of his medication. He may be driving a dark green 2011 Honda Civic with California license plate number 4TLN244.

Lacefield is described as white, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 169 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray long-sleeve shirt or black T-shirt, with shorts of an unknown color and Nike sandals.

Anyone with information regarding Lacefield's whereabouts is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Dispatch Center at (916) 691-5246.

June 5, 2012
Help sought locating girl missing from foster-care home

Brock+Zamani[1].jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in locating a 12-year-old girl who went missing from a foster-care home two weeks ago.

Zamani Brock was last seen at a residence in the 7300 block of West Parkway in south Sacramento County about 6 p.m. May 21. Sheriff's officials said she is considered at risk because of her age.

Brock (pictured) is described as African American, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing about 110 pounds. She has short black hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. She is believed to have left voluntarily and may be searching for her biological parents.

Anyone with information regarding the girl's whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

June 5, 2012
UPDATE: Brothers missing from Rancho Cordova found safe

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Two brothers reported missing from their Rancho Cordova home have been found.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reports that Andie Her, 13, and Christopher Her, 11, are safe and unharmed, and are being reunited with their mother.

The boys had been last seen about 8 a.m. Sunday when they were believed to have walked away from their apartment in the 2800 block of Paseo Rio Way near Folsom Boulevard.

They were considered at risk because of their young age and because there was no known reason for their disappearance.
PHOTO CAPTION: Andie Her, left; Christopher Her, right

June 4, 2012
Sacramento police report woman missing from midtown has been found

Sacramento police say a woman who had been missing since Saturday has been located.

Norma Bognuda, 46, had last been seen walking northbound on 16th Street near W Street about 1 a.m. Saturday, police said. She had been drinking and has gone missing before, according to her husband.

She left without her shoes, wallet, ID, cell phone, or money, police said.

June 2, 2012
Missing woman sought; last seen near 16th and W streets

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bbranan@sacbee.com

Sacramento police are seeking the public's help trying to locate a woman who has been missing since early this morning.

Norma Bognuda, 46, was last seen walking northbound on 16th Street near W Street about 1 a.m., police said. She had been drinking and has gone missing before, according to her husband.

She left without her shoes, wallet, ID, cell phone, or money, police said. She's 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds with blond hair.

People who might have seen her should call the police at (916) 264-5471.

May 26, 2012
Sacramento police seek help finding missing 55-year-old man

Sacramento police are asking for the public's help in finding a developmentally challenged man missing since Friday.

gary.JPGGary Askew, 55 and pictured in the center of the picture at left, was last seen about noon Friday at the Sacramento Convention Center downtown, according to police.

He is described as a black man, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 130 to 150 pounds. He has black and gray hair was last seen a maroon and black checkered suit.

Anyone with information about Askew's whereabouts is asked to call police at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP.

Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Police Department.

May 25, 2012
Funeral services today for Sacramento firefighter

Funeral services for Sacramento firefighter William Porter will be held this morning in Elk Grove.
Traffic could be fairly heavy as firefighters from around the region gather at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, 8939 East Stockton Blvd.

Porter's body was recovered May 21 from Camp Far West Lake near Wheatland. He was reported missing when he didn't return from a fishing trip May 9 at the reservoir.

Porter, 58, was assigned as a fire engine driver at Station 6 in Oak Park. He joined the department in 2002, and also played a role with an urban search and rescue team as a logistics manager and transportation specialist.

May 16, 2012
Sheriff's Department: Missing 'Baby Dwight' could be with woman in Reno

Sacramento County sheriff's detectives are investigating the possibility that a missing toddler who hasn't been seen since April of last year was given to a mysterious woman in Reno about that same time.

Detectives continue to sort through conflicting and sometimes nonsensical statements by Dwight Stallings' mother, Tanisha Edwards, who is in custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail.

Authorities said Edwards has told them that "Baby Dwight" is dead, that she gave the him away, and that he was kidnapped.

May 16, 2012
Update: Missing woman in West Sacramento now home safe

West Sacramento police say that a formerly missing 82-year-old woman has been found.

Georgina Crespo had was last been seen at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday when she left her home in the Southport neighborhood to go for a walk. Today, about 10:45 a.m., she was located in good condition and is now home.

May 16, 2012
West Sacramento woman missing from Southport home

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West Sacramento police need help in finding an 82-year-old woman missing since Monday.

Georgeina Crespo was last seen at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday when she left her home in the Southport neighborhood to go for a walk. When she failed to return home at 10:45 p.m., family members called the police department to report her missing.

She is known to visit the area of Southport Town Center Plaza. Crespo has made statements that she might make an attempt to travel to Texas, according to a police press release.

She is described as Hispanic, 5 feet tall, 105 pounds, gray hair and hazel eyes. When last seen, she was wearing a beige sweatshirt, jeans and was carrying a green bag.

May 10, 2012
Search to resume Friday for missing fisherman at Camp Far West Lake

A daylong search of Camp Far West Lake in south Yuba County failed to locate a missing fisherman whose kayak was found capsized in the lake.

Lt. Damon Gil of the Yuba County Sheriff's Department said the search will resume early Friday.

Gil said the Sheriff's Department received a call about 5 a.m. today from family members who reported that the man, who Gil declined to name, had failed to call or return home the previous night. The family reported that he often fished alone at Camp Far West Lake.

May 4, 2012
Help sought locating woman missing from Antelope home

Tennell Haley.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department seeks to find a 19-year-old woman who disappeared form her Antelope residence Thursday night.

Haley Tennell (pictured) walked out of her home in the 4100 block of North Country Drive shortly before 10 p.m. saying that she was going to a neighbor's home, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. But she never arrived at the neighbor's house and did not return home.

Authorities said she is considered at-risk because the disappearance is inconsistent with her normal behavior.

May 3, 2012
Sacramento mom flies to Alaska to help look for vanished Air Force son

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A mother from Sacramento is in Alaska to assist in finding her missing airman son.

Judy Davis of Sacramento flew to Anchorage to look for her son, Senior Airman Clinton Reeves, 24, who has been missing for more than a week.

"Right now, I don't know anything," Davis told the Kansas City Star. She and her son were formerly longtime residents of the Kansas City area.

April 30, 2012
Help sought to locate man missing nearly a week

Missing  Fernandez.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department seeks the public's help in locating a man who has been missing from his home for nearly a week.

Jesse Fernandez (pictured), 40, was last seen Tuesday at his home in the 8100 block of Bilsdale Court in south Sacramento. Sheriff's officials said he is considered at-risk because of diminished mental capacity.

Fernandez is described as Hispanic, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing approximately 225 pounds. He has short black hair, brown eyes, a mustache and a full beard.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

April 30, 2012
UPDATE: Police report missing Elk Grove teen found safe

Dupard+Orzelle.jpgElk Grove police say a 13-year-old boy reported missing earlier today has been found safe and returned to his home.

Orzelle Dupard (pictured) had been last seen at 8:14 a.m. today when he left his home in the 8200 block of Geneva Pointe Drive. He was considered to be at risk because of his age.

April 24, 2012
Boy missing from Fair Oaks group home found safe

An 11-year-old boy reported missing from a group home in Fair Oaks earlier this month has been located.

Miguel Sanchez was found safe and unharmed Thursday by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff's Office news release.

The boy was reported missing April 3 from a group home in the 9800 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard. He was considered at risk because of his age.

April 18, 2012
Sacramento police say missing man has been found

Sacramento police said today that a missing 22-year-old man who walked away from his south Sacramento home earlier this week has been found.

Robert Manzano Escalicas Jr., who has a developmental disability, disappeared Monday when he left his home in the 2800 block of Yreka Avenue about 10:30 a.m. He has walked away before, police said.

April 17, 2012
Missing 12-year-old boy located, returned to family

Ruben Lopez IMG_0943.pngA 12-year-old boy reported missing Monday has been found.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reports that Ruben Lopez (pictured) was found Monday evening and returned to his home.

Lopez had last been seen in his family's apartment in the 2400 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard about 11 p.m. Sunday. He had not been heard from Monday and was considered at risk because of his age.

April 16, 2012
Sacramento police seek help finding 22-year-old man

Sacramento police are asking for the public's help in finding a 22-year-old man who walked away from his home this morning.

marzano.jpgRobert Manzano Escalicas Jr., who has a developmental disability and is pictured at left, has not been seen since he left his home in the 2800 block of Yreka Avenue about 10:30 a.m. today. He has walked away before, police said, and has been seen in the 1400 block of 65th Street. He also is known to frequently ride light rail.

Escalicas is Filipino, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 117 pounds. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP.

April 16, 2012
Sacramento authorities seek help to find at-risk 12-year-old boy

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in finding a 12-year-old boy who has not been seen by friends or family today.

lopez.pngRuben Lopez, pictured at left, was last seen in his family's apartment in the 2400 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard about 11 p.m. Sunday night, said sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos. He has not been heard from today and is considered at-risk because of his age, Ramos said.

Lopez is Hispanic, 5 feet tall and weighs about 100 pounds, Ramos said. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, black shorts and black and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about Lopez's whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

April 3, 2012
Help sought to locate 11-year-old boy missing from group home

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department asks the public's help in locating an 11-year-old boy who was reported missing from a group home in the 9800 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard this morning.

Miguel Sanchez was last seen about 9:30 a.m. by staff members at the Fair Oaks facility, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. He is considered at-risk because of his age.

The boy is described as Latino, 5 feet tall, and weighing about 120 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, gray jeans and white tennis shoes.

Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos said Sanchez has been known to have "violent outbursts" and he should not be alone with other young children. He said anyone who finds the child should take precautions.

Anyone with information regarding the youngster's whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

This post was updated by Bee staff writer Kim Minugh.

April 3, 2012
Coroner confirms identity of body recovered from Sacramento River

The Sacramento County Coroner's office this morning confirmed that the body recovered on Monday from the Sacramento River was that of 15-year-old Shabnam Ahmadyar of Elk Grove.

Divers found her in up to 30 feet of water, just 15 feet from the dock where her clothes had been found Saturday afternoon. The spot, across the roadway from 10991 River Road, was just yards from where cadaver dogs indicated to handlers that they detected her scent.

Ahmadyar has been missing since Friday afternoon, when she wandered from her family's Chamberlin Circle home while her mother was on the phone.

Ahmadyar was considered at-risk because of mental illness.

March 30, 2012
Police seek teenage girl reported mssing from Elk Grove home

Shabnam+Ahmadyar.jpgElk Grove police are asking for the community's help in locating a missing 15-year-old girl.

Shabnam Ahmadyar (pictured) has been diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic and functions below her age level, according to a Police Department news release.

Ahmadyar walked away form her residence in the 4800 block of Chamberlain Circle about 4:30 this afternoon.

March 30, 2012
Sacramento homicide detectives take over search for missing child

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Homicide detectives have taken over the lead role in the investigation of missing 22-month-old Dwight Stallings.

However, Sacramento County sheriff's officials stressed that giving homicide detectives command of the search for the little Dwight, does not mean that it is a death investigation.

"Due to the unusual circumstances present in this case, the decision was made that homicide detectives would be better equipped to handle the investigation from this point forward," said a press release this morning from the department.

First order of business for homicide is a morning meeting with volunteers in the south area. The volunteers will help detectives hand out and post flyers with Dwight's picture and information about the case.

March 29, 2012
Update: Folsom police say missing man has been found

Ikbahr Singh.jpgFolsom police say a man an 82-year-old man reported missing this afternoon has been located.

Police said Ikbahr Singh (pictured) left an address in the Parkways in Folsom about 1:30 p.m. today for a short walk and was reported missing after he failed to return.

March 22, 2012
Missing man found dead in vehicle in Antelope area

A 54-year-old man who had been missing for a week was found dead early Wednesday morning.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department issued a news release Tuesday night seeking the public's help locating John McDonald, who had been last seen at his place of employment in North Natomas on March 14.

Sheriff's Department spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos said a citizen spotted McDonald's vehicle about 3 a.m. Wednesday in a supermarket parking lot at Walerga and Elverta roads in the Antelope area and reported a man was inside.

The Sacramento County Coroner's Office listed cause of death as undetermined. Ramos said there was no evidence to indicate McDonald was a crime victim and the Sheriff's Department is not investigating the death.

March 22, 2012
Candlelight vigil planned in Sacramento church for missing Morgan Hill girl

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for tonight in Sacramento for a missing 15-year-old Northern California girl who disappeared last week on her way to school.

Sierra Lamar has been missing since she left her Morgan Hill home Friday morning. Her disappearance has been the subject of national attention.

The girl has relatives in the Sacramento area, including a cousin, and at least 75 people are expected tonight at 7 p.m. at Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive.

March 21, 2012
Sacramento sheriff's department reports missing man has been located

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reported today that a man who had been missing for a week has been found.

John McDonald, 54, who had last been seen at his place of employment in the 600 block of West Stadium Lane in the North Natomas area about 5 p.m. March 14, has been located, according to a statement from the sheriff's department.

Officials had said he was considered to be at risk because of the unusual circumstances surrounding his disappearance, which were inconsistent with his normal patterns of behavior.

March 20, 2012
Help sought in locating man reported missing for past week

John McDonald+1.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in locating a man who has been missing for a week.

John McDonald (pictured), 54, was last seen at his place of employment in the 600 block of West Stadium Lane in the North Natomas area about 5 p.m. March 14. Officials said he is considered to be at risk because of the unusual circumstances surrounding his disappearance, which are inconsistent with his normal patterns of behavior.

McDonald is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

March 19, 2012
Cache Creek's missing rafters delivered to safety

Search and rescue crews have found the two women reported missing overnight on Yolo County's Cache Creek.

Yolo County Sheriff's deputies searched this morning along the creek for the two women overdue from a rafting trip.

Sheriff's Sgt. Lance Faille said each of the women were reported missing this morning by relatives. The two rafters, along with, as it turns out, three others, put into the creek on Sunday.

March 9, 2012
Jailed 'Jane Doe' identified as missing midtown woman

Linda Marie Lopez.pngA 51-year-old woman who was reported missing from her midtown home has been found in jail.

After Sacramento police issued a request for the public's help in locating Linda Marie Lopez, it was determined that she was the woman booked early this morning as a "Jane Doe," according to a Police Department news release.

Lopez had last been seen at her home in the 1600 block of 19th Street about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said she had several physical and medical conditions that require her to use a walker and take daily medications.

According an online roster of jail bookings and releases, Lopez has been released from jail.

March 9, 2012
Two people arrested in Glenn County Amber Alert case

Tuttle.jpgTwo people have been arrested in the alleged kidnapping of two children in Glenn County that prompted that California Highway Patrol to issue and Amber Alert earlier today.

Leonard Dale Tuttle Jr. (pictured), 30, the man accused of taking his former girlfriend's daughters from a Willows home about 9:30 this morning, has been arrested on suspicion of child stealing, kidnapping and conspiracy. Shortly after 8 this evening, Willows police officers also arrested 45-year-old Melissa Britton. She, too, is accused of child stealing, kidnapping and conspiracy, according to a Police Department news release.

Both Tuttle and Britton were booked into Glenn County Jail.

March 6, 2012
Teen reported missing after leaving Rosemont High is back home

A teenage boy who failed to return home from school Monday afternoon is now back with his family.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said early this morning that Edward "Eddie" Lewis 16, has returned home. He was unharmed.

The teen had last been seen at Rosemont High School in the 9500 block of Kiefer Boulevard about 2:45 p.m. Monday. Sheriff's officials said he was considered to be at risk due to a diminished mental capacity.

March 5, 2012
Teen reported missing after failing to return home from school

Lewis+photo.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department seeks the public's help locating a teenage boy who failed to return home from school this afternoon.

Edward "Eddie" Lewis (pictured), 16, was last seen at Rosemont High School in the 9500 block of Kiefer Boulevard about 2:45 p.m. Sheriff's officials said he is considered to be at risk due to a diminished mental capacity.

Lewis is described a 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 125 pounds. He has wavy, reddish-brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a bright orange hooded sweatshirt and blue shorts.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

March 5, 2012
Missing Sacramento County man found safe in Texas

Wormly+photo.jpgAn 80-year-old Sacramento County man who went missing from a convalescent home Friday morning has been located.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reported that MD "Doc" Wormly (pictured) has been found safe in Texas.

Wormly was last seen at the home in the 1900 block of Morse Avenue, near the Alta Arden Expressway, about 7:45 a.m. Friday. Sheriff's officials said he was considered at risk because of medical issues.

March 5, 2012
Sacramento police officers suffer minor injuries in effort to return teen to parents

Officers sustained minor injuries early this morning when a teen who was reported missing attacked them after they found her, Sacramento police said.

Officers had been looking for the 17-year-old and believed she was with her 19-year-old boyfriend. They received information that the couple might be in a Natomas industrial park in the 4300 block of Pell Drive.

They found her vehicle at the location in a parking lot and entered a warehouse. There, police said, they spoke with Subhi Shehadeh, 19, who fit the description of the boyfriend.

March 5, 2012
Missing man returned home in south area

A Sacramento County sheriff's said this morning that an at-risk 60-year-old reported missing from a Sacramento assisted-living facility has been found.

He was in good condition and was returned to his residence.

Andrew Robinson had been reported missing about 9:15 a.m. Sunday from the facility in the 5500 block of Sky Parkway.

Officials said Robinson suffers from dementia.

February 22, 2012
Missing Carmichael woman located, reported safe

Benton,+Melodie.jpgA Carmichael woman reported missing from her home last week has been located.

Sacramento County sheriff's detectives have had contact with 55-year-old Melodie Benton (pictured), also known as Melodie Rowan, and report that she is OK, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Benton left her workplace in Folsom about 2 p.m. Feb. 15 and was observed on video surveillance cameras leaving the Red Hawk Casino in Shingle Springs about 8 that night.

She was reported missing after she failed to return home. Officials said she was considered at risk because her disappearance was inconsistent with her normal behavior.

February 18, 2012
Missing Sacramento woman returns home

A Sacramento woman reported missing Friday has returned home, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

Donna Delgadillo, 43, left her home Friday afternoon and had been considered at risk because of her mental and emotional state.

Delgadillo "has returned home and is OK," said Deputy Jason Ramos, in a Sheriff's Department release.

No other details were provided.

February 18, 2012
Missing Sacramento woman deemed at risk

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By Carlos Alcalá

calcala@sacbee.com

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is looking for public help to find Donna Delgadillo, 43, who went missing Friday from her home in the 9100 block of Parducci Way in Sacramento.

She is considered at risk because of her mental and emotional condition.

She is a white female, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, about 130 pounds with brown hair and eyes.

She is thought to be driving a 1998 gold Toyota Camry with front-end damage and a California license of 4CBR335.

Call The Bee's Carlos Alcalá, (916) 321-1987.

PHOTO CAPTION: Donna Delgadillo/Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

February 17, 2012
Missing developmentally disabled man found in Sacramento County

Sacramento police say that a missing developmentally disabled man has been found.

John Saechao, 30, was seen walking out of his Del Paso Heights home in the 3900 block of Dry Creek Road about 2 p.m. Thursday. The police department put out a plea for the public to help find him last night.

Police said this morning that the Sacramento Sheriff's Department had found him at Manzanita Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard.

A police spokesman said that Saechao was spotted by citizens who saw him in the Fair Oaks Boulevard and Manzanita Avenue area. Both citizens said he seemed to match the picture of Saechao they had seen on television.

When deputies approached him he was sitting at a bus stop and appeared to have been out all night. Saechao is new to the Sacramento area.

He told deputies that he was hungry and that his feet hurt. Medical personnel checked out his health condition as a precaution.

Deputies bought him a burrito and a bottled water. He was then re-united with his extremely appreciative family, said Sgt. Andrew Pettit, Sacramento police spokesman.

Saechao expressed an interest in becoming a police officer.

February 17, 2012
Sheriff's Department needs help finding missing Folsom worker

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Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies need the public's assistance in finding a missing woman who works in Folsom.

Melodie Benton, 55, of Carmichael, left work Wednesday about 2 p.m. Sheriff's officials said Benton, who is also known as Melodie Rowan, was observed on video surveillance cameras leaving the Red Hawk Casino in Shingle Springs about 8 that night. She appeared to be alone, and left in an unknown direction.

"She is considered at-risk due to her disappearance being highly inconsistent with her normal behavior patterns," according to a sheriff's department press release.

February 17, 2012
Police need help in finding developmentally disabled man

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Police would like citizens to help them find a missing developmentally disabled man who is new to the Sacramento area.

John Saechao, 30, was last seen walking out of his Del Paso Heights home in the 3900 block of Dry Creek Road about 2 p.m. Thursday.

He is described as Asian, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 270 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black t-shirt and blue jeans.

PHOTO CAPTION: John Saechao

February 15, 2012
Missing couple found, will be treated for frostbite

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BREAKING NEWS ALERT via Carlos Alcala:

A Sacramento area couple missing since Sunday has been found alive many miles from the area where a search was being conducted in southern El Dorado County.

Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace were found Wednesday afternoon after Schroeder hiked miles through snow near Georgetown, in the northern part of the county, and guided a rescue helicopter to DeGrace, said Jim Jungsten, who had co-ordinated search efforts.

They were being transported to Auburn where Schroeder was expected to be treated for frostbite, Jungsten said.

February 15, 2012
Public's help needed to find missing couple

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Law enforcement authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a missing couple.

Mark Schroeder, 55, was last known to be at his home in the 2900 block of Morse Glen Lane sometime during the day on Monday. He may be with his girlfriend, 52-year-old Janette DeGrace.

"He is considered at-risk because he is missing under suspicious circumstances," stated a press release from the Sacramento County Sheriff's department.

Schroeder drives a 1999 Porsche 911 with the California license plate of 5DRB566.

Schroeder is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 140 pounds with collar-length brown hair and brown eyes. DeGrace is white, 5 feet 3 inches tall and about 130 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about Schroeder is asked to call the sheriff's department at (916) 874-5115. Anyone with information about DeGrace is asked to call the police department at (916) 264-5471.

February 9, 2012
Teen missing from Florin-area home found safe in Fresno

Watson photo.jpgA 13-year-old girl who was reported missing from her Florin-area home Monday morning has been located in Fresno.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Madison Watson (pictured) was found earlier this evening. Officials said she was safe and in the custody of FBI agents, who assisted the Sheriff's Department in the investigation.

The teenager was reported missing by her mother, who awoke to find the girl gone from her home in the 7900 block of Springarden Way.

Sheriff's officials said arrangements are being made to return Watson to Sacramento and reunite her with her family.

February 7, 2012
Help sought locating teen missing from Florin-area home

Watson photo.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department seeks the community's help in locating a teenage girl who was reported missing from her Florin-area home.

Madison Watson (pictured), 13, was last seen Sunday evening at her home in the 7900 block of Springarden Way. She was discovered missing Monday morning and is believed to have voluntarily left her residence sometime during the night, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. Officials said she is considered at-risk because of her unstable mental condition.

She is described as white, about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing approximately 100 pounds. She has light brown, shoulder-length hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

January 18, 2012
Searchers find body of missing hunter in El Dorado County

A hunter reported missing Tuesday afternoon in El Dorado was found dead this morning.

The 50-year-old man was reported missing about 3 p.m. Tuesday, and search and rescue teams worked throughout the night trying to locate him, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff's Office news release.

The search resumed this morning, and an additional 25 search members arrived at the command post. About 9 a.m., one of the teams searching the area on foot found the hunter on the side of the mountain. Sheriff's deputies arrived and confirmed that he was deceased.

January 18, 2012
Police report missing Rocklin man located

Todd Dettner.jpgRocklin police announced this afternoon that Rocklin resident Todd Dettner (pictured), who was reported missing Monday, has been located.

Police Tuesday evening requested the community's help finding Dettner, 47, who had not been seen since leaving his home Monday for his workplace in Citrus Heights.

January 18, 2012
Amber Alert for Stanislaus County teen called off

An Amber Alert regarding an alleged teen abduction that occurred last night in Salida in Stanislaus County has been cancelled after the girl returned home.

According to the CHP Amber Alert, Christina Anderson, 16, was taken by force from her home about 10 p.m. Tuesday.

A Stansilaus County Sheriff's Department press release said that Calvin Paul Rodrigues, 38, forced his way into Anderson's home and kidnapped her.

About 12:30 a.m. today, the suspect's vehicle was spotted approaching Anderson's home. Deputies searching for the girl surrounded the suspect's vehicle and took Rodrigues into custody.

Anderson was in the vehicle.

January 17, 2012
Rocklin police seek help locating man missing since Monday

Todd Dettner.jpgThe Rocklin Police Department seeks the public's help locating a 47-year-old man.

Police said Todd Dettner (pictured), 47, was last seen Monday when he left is Rocklin home for his workplace in Citrus Heights. He was driving a white 2010 Ford Taurus with California license plate 6LVT082.

Anyone with information regarding Dettner's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Rocklin Police Department at (916) 625-5400.

January 12, 2012
Missing man returns home to Florin area

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said that a man who was reported missing from his residence in the 9000 block of Crofton Court, in the Florin area has been located.

Stephen Gilbert, 38, had last been seen about 7 p.m. Monday and was considered at risk because of his unstable mental condition, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

The sheriff's department said last night that he had returned home.

January 10, 2012
Help sought locating man missing from Florin-area home

Gilbert,+Stephen.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in locating a man who was reported missing from his residence in the 9000 block of Crofton Court, in the Florin area.

Stephen Gilbert, 38, was last seen about 7 p.m. Monday and is considered at risk because of his unstable mental condition, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Gilbert is described as about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He has short brown hair and hazel eyes, and was last seen wearing a blue, long-sleeved T-shirt, blue pajama pants and black slippers.

January 6, 2012
Body found in Live Oak identified as missing Yuba City man

The body of a man discovered in a ditch late Monday off Highway 99 in Live Oak has been identified by Sutter County sheriff's detectives as that of a missing Yuba City man.

The identification of Richard Domenick Efigenio, 58, was made through dental records, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. Efigenio had been reported to the Yuba City Police Department as a missing person on Oct. 9.

Officials said the cause of death is pending a toxicology report.

December 29, 2011
Missing Yuba County man located in Sacramento

A Yuba County man reported missing last week has been found safe.

Leslie Scott Jones, 44, of Browns Valley was located by the Sacramento Police Department early Monday afternoon, according to a Yuba County Sheriff's Office news release. Officials said arrangements were made to transport him back to Yuba County.

Jones was reported missing Dec. 22. He had last been seen about a week earlier when he left his home on foot and was believed heading for Marysville. Sheriff's officials said he frequently hitchhikes in the Yuba-Sutter area. They said no foul play was suspected in his disappearance.

December 29, 2011
Missing Carmichael boy found

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said a 14-year-old boy reported missing from a group home in Carmichael has been found.

Luis Ibarra was returned to his residence in the 5300 block of Engle Road. He was reported missing about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

He was considered at risk because of his mental condition, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

December 28, 2011
Boy reported missing from Carmichael group home

Ibarra photo.JPGThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in locating a 14-year-old boy reported missing from a group home in Carmichael.

Luis Ibarra (pictured) was last seen at the residence in the 5300 block of Engle Road about 3 p.m. today. He is considered at risk because of his mental condition, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Ibarra is described as Hispanic, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing about 145 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black, long-sleeved button-up shirt and kha