Resolved Cases
All cases profiled in this section feature individuals who were missing and have been located. Investigations may continue in certain instances (i.e. homicide).

Certain cases are not listed in this section at the request of the victim's family members or law enforcement officials.

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Jaida Symmone Pettis
Jaida

Jaida, 16, ran away from her Long Beach, California home on January 27, 2015. She was found safe in April 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Kimberly Arteaga
Kimberly

Kimberly, 16, disappeared from Lemon Grove, California on January 7, 2014. She was classified as a runaway, but her body was located in 2017. A dog walker in Chula Vista, California came across her remains and they were identified in March. Investigators believe Kimberly was murdered shortly after she disappeared.

Source Information:
Fox 5 San Diego

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Laura Adame
Laura

Laura, 14, ran away from her Jerome, Idaho home on September 28, 2006. She was found safe in April 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Myra Alissia Patricia Freeman
Myra

Myra, 17, ran away from her Highland Home, Alabama home on December 13, 2015. In April 2017, she made contact with her family and, a few days later, was reunited with them at a fast food restaurant in El Paso, Texas. She is in good health.

Source Information:
El Paso Proud

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Raymond Lee Matlock
Matlock

Matlock, 28, disappeared while on an elk hunting trip in Raymond, Washington on November 7, 1998. In early December 1998, less than a month after his disappearance, his remains were found off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, more than 125 miles up the coast from where he disappeared. Matlock's body was identified via DNA in December 2016 and his remains were exhumed, cremated and returned to his mother in Texas at no cost to her. Investigators believe he accidentally drowned in the Bone River, which runs into the Pacific Ocean.

Source Information:
The Times Colonist

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Antonio Aprile
Antonio

Antonio, 14, ran away from his Fort Lauderdale, Florida home on February 14, 2015. He was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Isabel Mercedes Celis
Isabel

Isabel, 5, disappeared from Tucson, Arizona on April 20, 2012. In March 2017, her remains were found in a remote desert area of Pima County, Arizona. Her death is under investigation.

Source Information:
KTAR News

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Michael Cody Plain Bull
Plain Bull

Plain Bull, 23, disappeared from Billings, Montana on December 12, 2013. In March 2017, his remains were found in a field outside Pryor, Montana. His death is under investigation.

Source Information:
KTVQ

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Kristina Marie Tournai Sandoval
Kristina

Kristina, 23, disappeared from Greeley, Colorado on October 19, 1995. In 2010, her estranged husband, John Sandoval, was convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison. The conviction was overturned and in March 2017, on the eve of his second trial, John pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and lead police to Kristina's body. It was buried beneath the concrete vault in a grave at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.

Source Information:
The Denver Post

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Anita Kay Drake
Anita

Anita, 15, disappeared from Louisville, Ohio on October 15, 1963. She ran away to Texas, married and changed her name to Lynda Smith, had a daughter, and died of cancer in 1994. Smith told people she was orphaned when her parents died in a car crash, and it wasn't until her husband died in 2010 and her daughter was settling his estate that she found the documentation of her mother's name change and began looking into her background. In 2016, Smith's daughter learned of Anita's disappearance and submitted DNA to see if Anita was her mother. The positive match was made in March 2017. Anita had run away to escape an abusive situation. One of her sisters and some of her friends knew about it, but kept her secret.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Canton Repository

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Tezmone Ellis
Tezmone

Tezmone, 16, ran away from his Detroit, Michigan home on October 1, 2014. He was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Alyssa Scheneck
Alyssa

Alyssa, 15, ran away from her Las Vegas, Nevada home on June 4, 2014. She was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Marc Charles Welzant
Welzant

Welzant, 47, disappeared from Brainerd, Minnesota on October 26, 2014. In March 2017, his remains were found along Town Hall Road, just south of the Brainerd city limits. His death is under investigation.

Source Information:
KTSP 5

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Saphron Alexandria Diehl-Power
Saphron

Saphron, 16, ran away from her Cheyenne, Wyoming home on March 17, 2015. She was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Maria Medel
Maria

Maria, 15, ran away from her Twin Falls, Idaho home on February 11, 2009. She was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Rachel Alexandra Ortiz
Rachel

Rachel, 16, ran away from her Olathe, Kansas home on June 24, 2014. She was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Joey Miller
Joey

Joey, 13, ran away from his Detroit, Michigan home on April 16, 2012. He was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Greta Laura Riles
Riles

Riles, 22, disappeared from Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 21, 1991. She wasn't reported missing until July 2012, over twenty years later. In March 2017, police identified Riles as the woman whose skeletal remains found in the 5800 block of north Harvard on the northern outskirts of Tulsa in December 1992. Her death is under investigation.

Source Information:
News on 6
KTXS 12

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Eva Amarilis Gallardo
Eva

Eva, 16, ran away from her Los Angeles, California home on September 7, 2014. She was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Vincent Eylar-Graves
Vincent

Vincent, 14, ran away from his Rancho Cucamonga, California home on August 18, 2013. He was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Patricia Rose Davis
Patricia

Patricia, 15, ran away from her Columbus, Ohio home on February 20, 2014. She was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Donald Christopher Hadden
Hadden

Hadden, 33, disappeared from Platte County, Missouri on July 2, 2015. In February 2017, his remains were found in a wooded area north of Holt, Missouri. Two suspects, Micah Wynes and Joseph Seward, have been charged with Hadden's murder.

Source Information:
The News-Press

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Regina Lynn Woodward
Woodward

Woodward, 30, disappeared from Altus, Arkansas on July 1, 2013. In November 2016, her remains were found near east Coal Road and Plum Street in Franklin County, Arkansas. They were identified in March 2017. Woodward's death is under investigation.

Source Information:
KFSM

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Luis Miguel Mendoza-Amaya
Luis

Luis, 14, ran away from his Montclair, California home on December 6, 2013. He was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Nereyda Rodriguez
Nereyda

Nereyda, 14, ran away from her Houston, Texas home on March 22, 2009. She was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Kayannette Eleaya Gabrielle
Gabrielle

Gabrielle, 56, disappeared from Los Angeles County, California on April 1, 2006. She suffered from severe memory loss and could not recall her identity, and in approximately 2013, she wound up in Santa Barbara, California, about 100 miles from where she disappeared from. There she was connected with social service agencies, who found her a place at a shelter. In February 2017, after almost a year in the shelter, Gabrielle told staff she now remembered her name and some other personal information. They looked her name up and learned she was a missing person. Gabrielle has been reunited with her three children and will probably go to live with her daughter.

Source Information:
KEYT 3

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Amine Zahzouh
Amine

Amine, 9, was abducted by his non-custodial father from Muncie, Indiana on February 25, 2006. He was found safe in March 2017.

Source Information:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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