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After a call to the cops, the mystery was finally solved. It turns out that the young woman was very far from home, and much older than she said she was.
The commanding officer of the New York Police Departments's missing persons squad made a rare public plea.
"We could definitely use some public assistance on this," Lt. Christopher Zimmerman said.
And it worked. Someone phoned police to say they recognized the photo of the young woman, known only as Jane Doe. Investigators believed she was a 14-year-old amnesia patient, but the caller identified her as an 18-year-old from Washington State.
She is being re-united with family there, and police say they're not going to give out her name until after that happens.
The break in the case ended weeks of mystery. The young woman wanted help, but her memory seemed to be all but erased.
"Her answers to my investigators were consistent, 'I don't know, I don't know, I don't know,'" Zimmerman said. "Very clear and concise, but 'I don't know.'"
Two weeks ago she was found wandering near Times Square, outside the Covenant House, a shelter for youth on West 41st Street. Her unusual hair and green camouflage clothing made her hard to miss.
She remembers studying for the GED, and she could recite passages from the fantasy novel "Fool's Fate," but that's about it.
"She was really quiet, never said anything to anybody, really kept to her self," Covenant House resident Jesus Jimenez said.
Now her story appears to have a fantasy ending, going from lost to found in the Big Apple.
It's still unknown how the woman made her way from Washington State to Manhattan. More answers should come after her family helps her connect the dots some more.
Metallica joins FBI in hunt for missing student Virginia Tech student became separated from her friends at Oct. 17 concert
It has been more than a week since a 20-year-old college student called her friends at a Metallica concert to say she was outside the arena and would find her own way home. Now the famed heavy-metal rockers are participating in the search for her, adding $50,000 to the reward for information leading to her whereabouts.
While investigators attempt to discover what happened to a young woman described as open, beautiful, artistic and giving, Morgan Harrington’s parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, have been keeping a high public profile, trying to focus attention on the disappearance.
“One word that comes to mind when you think of Morgan is ‘shiny,’ ” Morgan’s mother, Gil Harrington told TODAY’s Amy Robach during a recent interview. “She was beautiful and she was beautiful inside, too. She radiated life.”
Dutiful daughter Young adults sometimes disappear intentionally, but the Harringtons were uncommonly close to their daughter. A student at Virginia Tech, about 35 miles from her parents, she talked to her father every day and trusted him with her computer passwords and the key to her apartment. She also spoke with her mother daily and frequently returned home to visit.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, Morgan Harrington spent the day at home planning with her mother what she was going to wear at the Metallica concert she planned to attend at the University of Virginia.
Such days were the norm for the family, Gil (pronounced “Jill”) Harrington told Robach.
“It was a regular day for us: got up, made tea, had coffee, chatted some, showed the outfits, showed me how she was going to do her make-up,” the mother recalled.
Morgan went with friends to the concert. Sometime between 8:30 and 9 p.m., she called her friends to say she had gone to the restroom and ended up outside John Paul Jones Arena on the University of Virgina campus in Charlottesville. She told them she wasn’t allowed back in and would find another way home.
The next day, her phone and purse were found in a parking lot near the arena. Morgan, who never went anywhere without her cell phone, hasn’t been seen since.
“We have a purse and we have a cell phone. We have a missing girl,” Lt. Joe Rader of the Virginia State Police, told reporters last week. “We do not know whether if she is alive or has met some ill fate.”
‘Let Morgan go’ Gil Harrington said her daughter normally wouldn’t try to get home from a big event on her own, but added: “Kids are impulsive, especially in that excitement. Perhaps she knew who she could get a ride with. We don’t know. We wish we did know.”
Her parents reported her missing the next day and local and state police along with the FBI have been conducting the search for the 5-foot-6, 120-pound blonde with blue eyes.
“She’s really very a sweet person, kind of an innocent individual who probably is quite trusting,” Dan Harrington told Robach. “She’s quite artistic, loves to read, and, really, over the last six months, Gil and Morgan and I had just a phenomenal relationship. She goes to school only 35 miles from here. We’ve been able to have daily contact with her. She’s a wonderful person.”
The Harringtons also have a 22-year-old son who told his mother that if Morgan were abducted, whoever took her would have no choice but to keep her alive.
“He said, ‘Morgan has a purpose in this world, and Morgan is so special that whoever took her is going to keep her around for a while,’ ” Gil Harrington told Robach. Then, addressing the presumed abductor, she added, “So please let Morgan go. No questions asked. Let her come home to us.”
Robach asked Gil Harrington what she would say to her daughter if Morgan was listening.
Signing her words in American Sign Language, the mother looked in the camera and said, “Morgan, we are trying to shine our heart to you as a beacon to come through wherever you are. Come back home.”
Boosted by the $50,000 pledge from Metallica, there is a $150,000 reward for information that helps find Morgan Harrington. Police ask anyone with information to call 434-352-3467.
Last Edit: Oct 26, 2009 16:18:47 GMT -5 by artemis
Police: As many as 20 present at gang rape outside school dance
October 27, 2009 9:57 p.m. EDT
Police say a student at Richmond High School was gang raped outside during a homecoming dance.
10 people involved in assault, 10 others watched and offered no help, police say
Richmond, California, police say student was gang raped for over two hours
Former student, 19, and 15-year-old arrested
Victim, 15, remains in the hospital in stable condition
Richmond, California (CNN) -- Investigators say as many as 20 people were involved in or stood and watched the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl outside a California high school homecoming dance Saturday night.
Police posted a $20,000 reward Tuesday for anyone who comes to them with information that helps arrest and convict those involved in what authorities describe as a 2½-hour assault on the Richmond High School campus in suburban San Francisco.
Two teenage suspects have been jailed, but more arrests, as many as 20 total, are expected, according to a police detective.
"We will be making arrests continually as we develop probable cause," said Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan. "With this number of people implicated in the incident we're going to be making arrests on an ongoing basis."
As many as 10 people were involved in the assault in a dimly lighted back alley at the school, while another 10 people watched without calling 911 to report it, police said.
A 1999 California law makes it illegal not to report a witnessed crime against a child, but the law applies only to children 14 and under.
"We do not have the ability to arrest people who witnessed the crime and did nothing," Gagan said. "The law can be very rigid. We don't have the authority to make an arrest."
Charles Ramsey, a member of the Richmond school board, said the school district bears some responsibility for the attack. School administrators and police apparently weren't watching the area as they should have, Ramsey said.
The school said it would hold a safety meeting for parents and students Wednesday evening to address the assault.
The victim was found unconscious under a bench shortly before midnight Saturday, after police received a call from someone in the area who had overheard people at the assault scene "reminiscing about the incident," Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan said.
The girl was flown by helicopter to a hospital where she was admitted in critical condition. She was in stable condition Tuesday, police said.
Investigators canvassed the community with fliers, which included the reward offer, hoping to identify more suspects Tuesday.
Video: Gang rape outside school dance
Video: Can witnesses be prosecuted? RELATED TOPICS Sexual Offenses California "There is one individual in custody who has made some spontaneous statements that have led me to believe that he is culpable for what happened," Richmond police Lt. Johan Simon said.
Nineteen-year-old Manuel Ortega, described as a former student at the school, was arrested soon after he fled the scene and will face charges of rape, robbery and kidnapping, police said.
A 15-year-old was later arrested and charged with one count of felony sexual assault. A third teenager was being interviewed, Gagan said.
"Based on witness statements and suspect statements, and also physical evidence, we know that she was raped by at least four suspects committing multiple sex acts," Gagan said.
"As people announced over time that this was going on, more people came to see, and some actually participated," Gagan said.
The attack occurred on school grounds as the annual homecoming dance was under way inside the school Saturday night, authorities said.
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AP – From left to right, plaintiffs identified as John Doe 3, John Doe 2, John Doe 1, give a news conference … By MARCUS WOHLSEN, Associated Press Writer Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press Writer – 56 mins ago SAN FRANCISCO – The Mormon church and Boy Scouts of America were named as defendants in lawsuits Monday claiming childhood sexual abuse by youth leaders decades ago.
Alleged victims filed suits against both organizations in San Francisco and Seattle, and against the church alone in Portland, Ore.
The plaintiffs are all represented by Portland attorney Kelly Clark, who has brought similar suits against the church and the Boy Scouts in the past.
In the suit filed in San Francisco Superior Court, three brothers claim the church ignored their complaints about being molested by their Silicon Valley Boy Scout and Mormon youth leader in the 1970s and 1980s.
"These are men who believe in the best of these institutions and believe that this kind of lawsuit can help improve these institutions and prevent child abuse," Clark said. "This is not a lawsuit they brought lightly, but it is one they intend to see through."
The plaintiffs, identified only as John Does, claim they were molested hundreds of times by 65-year-old William Eugene Knox, who married their mother while the abuse was taking place in Sunnyvale, Calif. [Sunnyvale is known as a major CIA base/residence city]
A law firm in Canton, Ga., contacted by The Associated Press said it was no longer representing Knox, a Georgia resident. His phone number could not be located.
Clark said the suit was filed weeks ago, but the defendants were only named Monday after a San Francisco judge certified evidence allowing them to be identified publicly. He said a jury would determine the specific amount of any possible damages.
One of the plaintiffs was still a devout member of the church, and two have served as scoutmasters. Clark said one was a former FBI agent.
San Jose attorney Allen Ruby, representing the church in Northern California, said he was not aware of a case in which courts have found a church liable for abuse committed by a family member.
"The allegations in this case are the plaintiffs were abused by their stepfather," Ruby said. The church will defend itself against the suit, he said.
Kent Downing, chief executive of the Boy Scouts' Pacific Skyline Council, said he could not comment because he had not seen the lawsuit.
In the Seattle case, a man now in his early 40s claims he and other boys were abused in the late 1970s by Dustin Hall, an assistant scoutmaster chosen by the church's Shelton Ward near Olympia.
The plaintiff said in a statement released through his lawyer that the abuse — and his failure to protect the others — haunts him.
Hall could not immediately be reached for comment. It was not clear if he still lives in the area or whether he has an attorney. The Pacific Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Chuck Gordon, a Seattle-based lawyer for the church, said it would investigate the complaint and act accordingly.
"While we do sympathize with all victims of abuse, the church will defend itself against any accusation it deems to be false," Gordon said.
The lawsuit filed in Portland on behalf of a man who is now 46 claims a Mormon youth leader abused him between 1974 and 1977. The suit claims the abuse was reported to a church bishop but never communicated to law enforcement.
A lawyer for the church, Steve English, said the church "absolutely and unequivocally" condemns sex abuse and will investigate.
The lawsuit identified the youth leader as Michael Simms and seeks nearly $5 million in damages. Efforts to locate Simms were not successful.
Clark said the plaintiffs were filing civil lawsuits in part because the statute of limitations for bringing criminal charges had expired.
Associated Press Writers Gene Johnson in Seattle, William McCall in Portland, Ore., and Jennifer Dobner in Salt Lake City contributed to this report.
Last Edit: Nov 16, 2009 21:09:36 GMT -5 by beatlies
Illuminati slave's programming breaks down & she talks about Illuminati ritual human sacrifice.
You will note that she says, almost as if it were normal, "I knew that they killed them..." and then she goes on to say in a far more alarmed tone: "but they ATE them!"
So even Illuminati Mind Control Programmed Sex Slaves have their limits. All it takes is for an additional shock (in Duncan O'Finioan it was a car accident and in my case a terminal broken heart) such as the ones used to engineer trauma based split personalities, for a mind controlled tool to break free from Illuminati embedded controlled personalities.
Note how she has become their "worst enemy", ready to die if that's what it takes to cry out the truth. She may already be dead for all we know. Or worse yet, put back into the roaster toaster agency clinic with a ready mix of smiles and torture.
An increasing number of people have been reportedly breaking away from their control, becoming as radical rebels as the world has known. Few know their enemy as they do, and just as the young son of the King of Transylvania Vlad Dracul, taken hostage for ransom by the Turks and raised subject to the most sophisticated of tortures, had learned to beat them at their own game.
These may very well become the hoards of missing people, to erase them would be a measure of protecting the interests of the Illuminati "sect" of genocidal assassins and slave runners.
They might also have been disappeared for this sect's ritual purposes, some being taken among the rebels (like James Paul McCartney?) and others among the innocent lambs in the general population.
We can consider that all of those replaced, even the replaced "second or third edition" impostors, can be added to the tally of missing persons.
This is so disturbing that people could do that to others. But if those who are in the Illuminati are also brainwashed and used as trained assassins to do such horrible things to celebrities or other people of interest.