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#UNIDENTIFIED ~ #Galveston, #TexasPlease help us identify this deceased child found on the beach in Galveston Friday evening by calling 409-765-3776. We will update this post with the official press release from the Department within the hour.In the meantime, please share this image so that we can continue to work diligently to solve this case.

PRESS RELEASE: Police Seeking Help Identifying Child Found Dead On Beach

After receiving a 911 call on Friday evening, October 20th, the Galveston Police Department located the body of a male child on the sand adjacent to the surf in the 700 block of Seawall Blvd.

That night, no other related individuals were located, and no one came forward to report a missing child.

The Galveston Police Department, along with surrounding local and federal agencies, searched their databases for any reported missing persons that would match this description but found none. In an effort to identify this child, the Galveston Police Department contacted one of the most experienced and best forensic artists in the nation, Lois Gibson, and she was able to render a sketch of this child for us.

The child is described as approximately 3’ tall with a slender build, black hair, and brown eyes.

This is an extremely unusual case for Galveston Island, and the circumstances surrounding this death grow more and more suspicious as time goes on.

We are still waiting on the official Medical Examiner’s report from the autopsy; however, we will continue to treat this death as a homicide until we can unequivocally prove otherwise.

We are asking everyone to please take a look at this child and see if you recognize him. This picture is now available on the City of Galveston Website and the Galveston Police Department’s social media outlets; please share it.

Someone, somewhere knows this child and can help us identify him. If anyone has any information concerning this case, or the identity of this child please call 409-765-3776 or Crimestoppers at 409-763-TIPS.
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#UNIDENTIFIED ~ #Galveston, #Texas

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Shared in south Texas....

Shared in west central Texas

ABC13-Kevin Quinn
Galveston Police seek help identifying child found dead on beach. Releasing sketch of boy, 3-5 years old, hoping someone can identify. Anybody know what happened to him? #abc13
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11 hours ago

#MISSING: David Emerson Jr
NamUs MP # 28172
Missing since December 24, 2014
Missing from: #Snyder, #Texas
(#Scurry County)
Age last seen: 35
Age now: 37 years old
Race: Black/African American
Sex: Male
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#MISSING: David Emerson Jr   
NamUs MP # 28172
Missing since December 24, 2014
Missing from: #Snyder, #Texas 
(#Scurry County)
Age last seen: 35
Age now: 37 years old
Race: Black/African American
Sex: Male

#Unsolved #Missing: David Emerson, Jr ~ Dec 24, 2014 ~ #SNYDER #TEXASWe ask that you please keep on sharing David's story and our page! We truly believe someone out there has the answers his family and friends deserve. Missing: David Emerson Jr.- Texas ... See MoreSee Less

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#Unsolved #Missing: David Emerson, Jr ~ Dec 24, 2014 ~ #SNYDER #TEXAS

 

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#MISSING: Jacob Duffee, 30 Yrs., Levelland, TX (09/28/17)

10/18/17 -- 30 year-old Jacob Duffee was last seen in Levelland, Texas on September 28th 2017. Jacob was thought to be wearing a white t-shirt underneath a bright green, long sleeved, button-up shirt with the company name of “Landscape Tech” printed on the upper/left pocket area of the shirt. He was also wearing khaki jeans, a dark colored jacket and a black ball cap. Jacob may have a mustache & goatee, and he also has a mole near his left shoulder.

Jacob’s abandoned pick-up truck has been recovered by police.

If you have seen Jacob Duffee since his disappearance, if you know of his current whereabouts or if you have any information concerning Jacob Duffee’s disappearance; please call the Levelland Police Department at (806) 894-6164 - or call Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.

wp.me/p7cBjs-653MISSING: Jacob Duffee, 30 Yrs., Levelland, TX (09/28/17)

10/18/17 -- 30 year-old Jacob Duffee was last seen in Levelland, Texas on September 28th 2017. Jacob was thought to be wearing a white t-shirt underneath a bright green, long sleeved, button-up shirt with the company name of “Landscape Tech” printed on the upper/left pocket area of the shirt. He was also wearing khaki jeans, a dark colored jacket and a black ball cap. Jacob may have a mustache & goatee, and he also has a mole near his left shoulder. Jacob’s abandoned pick-up truck has been recovered by police. If you have seen Jacob Duffee since his disappearance, if you know of his current whereabouts or if you have any information concerning Jacob Duffee’s disappearance; please call the Levelland Police Department at (806) 894-6164 - or call Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.

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#MISSING: Jacob Duffee, 30 Yrs., Levelland, TX (09/28/17)

10/18/17 -- 30 year-old Jacob Duffee was last seen in Levelland, Texas on September 28th 2017. Jacob was thought to be wearing a white t-shirt underneath a bright green, long sleeved, button-up shirt with the company name of “Landscape Tech” printed on the upper/left pocket area of the shirt. He was also wearing khaki jeans, a dark colored jacket and a black ball cap. Jacob may have a mustache & goatee, and he also has a mole near his left shoulder. 

Jacob’s abandoned pick-up truck has been recovered by police. 

If you have seen Jacob Duffee since his disappearance, if you know of his current whereabouts or if you have any information concerning Jacob Duffee’s disappearance; please call the Levelland Police Department at (806) 894-6164 - or call Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.

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Is he the one they saw on video surveillance somewhere?

David Emerson is now the only person missing in this area around Snyder! Someone please speak up let’s help him come home too! David was one of a kind and he deserves better than this. Be his voice somebody!! You can remain anonymous and still collect the $1500 as well. Message me behind the scenes, call the police department 325-573-0261, do something don’t stay silent. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Missing: Odis D. Yates
Date Last Seen: 10/17
Location Last Seen: Irving Texas
Type of Case: Medical Needs
Age at time missing: 58 yrs old
Year of Birth: 1959
Height:5'9"
Weight:180 lbs
Hair Color:Gray blonde
Hair Style:Short
Eye Color:blue
Glasses: for reading

If info, or seen, please contact the
Irving Police Police at (972) 273-2450
Case #17-2297

Circumstances: Diabetic . Last seen at Budget Inn.
Left on foot with his dog, a black pitbull mix.

lostnmissing.org/missing/oyates/
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7 days ago

Missing: Odis D. Yates
Date Last Seen: 10/17
Location Last Seen: Irving Texas
Type of Case: Medical Needs
Age at time missing: 58 yrs old
Year of Birth: 1959
Height:59
Weight:180 lbs
Hair Color:Gray blonde
Hair Style:Short
Eye Color:blue
Glasses: for reading

If info, or seen, please contact the
Irving Police Police at (972) 273-2450
Case #17-2297

Circumstances: Diabetic . Last seen at Budget Inn. 
Left on foot with his dog, a black pitbull mix.

http://lostnmissing.org/missing/oyates/

 

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OM praying hard for his safe return home

Great news!

Updated Oct. 11: Revised to show the boy has returned home.

A 13-year-old Fort Worth boy who had been missing since last month returned home Wednesday, police say.

www.dallasnews.com/news/missing-person/2017/10/09/fort-worth-police-searching-13-year-old-boy-las...

#CRITICAL #MISSING:
Jamareon Hooper, 13 ~ Sept 28, 2017 ~ #Fort Worth #TEXAS

**PLEASE CONTACT: 817-392-4222 if you see Jamareon
twitter.com/fortworthpd/status/917475315122868224
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Great news!

Updated Oct. 11: Revised to show the boy has returned home.

A 13-year-old Fort Worth boy who had been missing since last month returned home Wednesday, police say.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/missing-person/2017/10/09/fort-worth-police-searching-13-year-old-boy-last-seen-september

#CRITICAL #MISSING:
Jamareon Hooper, 13 ~ Sept 28, 2017 ~ #Fort Worth #TEXAS

**PLEASE CONTACT: 817-392-4222 if you see Jamareon
https://twitter.com/fortworthpd/status/917475315122868224

 

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Sad this is the first I've heard of it and I'm only 2 hrs from FW

Missing: Odis D. Yates
Date Last Seen:
Location Last Seen: Irving Texas
Type of Case: Medical Needs
Age at time missing: 58 yrs old
Year of Birth: 1959
Height:5'9"
Weight:180 lbs
Hair Color:Gray blonde
Hair Style:Short
Eye Color:blue
Glasses: for reading

If info, or seen, please contact the
Irving Police Police at (972) 273-2450
Case #17-2297

Circumstances: Diabetic . Last seen at Budget Inn.
Left on foot with his dog, a black pitbull mix.

lostnmissing.org/missing/oyates/
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7 days ago

Missing: Odis D. Yates
Date Last Seen:
Location Last Seen: Irving Texas
Type of Case: Medical Needs
Age at time missing: 58 yrs old
Year of Birth: 1959
Height:59
Weight:180 lbs
Hair Color:Gray blonde
Hair Style:Short
Eye Color:blue
Glasses: for reading

If info, or seen, please contact the
Irving Police Police at (972) 273-2450
Case #17-2297

Circumstances: Diabetic . Last seen at Budget Inn. 
Left on foot with his dog, a black pitbull mix.

http://lostnmissing.org/missing/oyates/

Locate The Missing Update: Girl still missing! The #TX #AmberAlert was cancelled because investigators don’t have suspect or vehicle description. #FindSherin! Special needs girl, 3, in ‘immediate danger’ Please re-post! Police in North #Texas searching for a missing 3-year-old.

Sherin Mathews was last seen by her father outside the family’s backyard in the 900 block of Sunningdale in #Richardson, a #Dallas suburb, around 3 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Wesley Mathews, the father of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews, has been arrested and charged with Abandoning or Endangering Child. Bond has been set at $250,000.

On Sunday, police said they are investigating allegations Wesley Mathews placed his daughter Sherin outside as punishment for something and when he came back outside, she was gone. He told police he forced his 3-year-old special needs daughter Sherin to stand by a tree about 100 ft from their house (beyond their fenced yard) because she wouldn't drink her milk. 15 min later he returned and she was gone. He told detectives he knew there were coyotes in the area.

Sherin Mathews has not been located and the investigation into her whereabouts continues.

Sherin suffers from developmental issues and has limited verbal communication skills. Sherin is 3’ tall, 22 lbs., has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink top, black pajama bottoms and pink flip flops.

Authorities believe she is in immediate danger. Anybody with information about her whereabouts should contact the Richardson Police Department at 972.744.4801 or dial 911.

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2 weeks ago

 

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The video says 3pm story says am? Makes a big difference. Am dad definitely did it pm could be anything.

What the crap? He put a special needs 3 year old outside at 3 am...for punishment and now she’s gone?! I am horrified. 😢

What could she have done at 3 am when she should have been sleeping. What could she have done period to be forced out of her house at 3 years old. Nothing the answer is Nothing!!!!!

Please find her. 💜

So he killed her. You can’t tell me that you put a 3 yr old outside and left her for any punishment.

🙁 please check ponds and creeks if she lives by any ! that is so sad and horrible! And what a piece of crap father! Shared

In the video it appears this girl is wearing a sling..... it could have been an accident yes but given what's happened now I'm thinking the abuse started long ago..

OMG the Lying POS He knows what HE Did to her and where he dumped her body.! Who puts a child outside at 3 am as punishment? lies Lies Lies

& Dad said he put her "out" @ 3a.m., went back @ 3:15 a.m. & she was gone. If that b s story were true, how does he justify not reporting her "missing" til 8 a.m.???? LIES, ALL LIES! She's not o.k.!

Why adopt her and then harm her. There's is definitely more to this story and those parents are covering up the truth.. I pray & hope she is found safe, but we all know how these stories end... I hope this one turns out differently..

Im trying to really understand why did he get arrested? Also why did they adopt if they have no patience?

Who in their right mind would put a child outside by themselves at any time. Either he killed her or the coyotes got her. Glad he's in jail. Where was the mother

Why would she even be drinking milk at 3am? He’s just making stuff up. He very clearly killed her and has made up a story that isn’t believable at all. Not even slightly.

Torture the truth out of the piece of 💩 parents!! Make them feel pain, I guarantee they will talk to make you stop inflicting pain!! I'm praying for this innocent child, I hope she's safe even though I fear the worse.🙅💔😞

Can someone please tell me why there is not an active search at this time for this poor baby. If they have found her, then please let people know she has been found. People have kids in the area and they need to know if she was abducted or if it was family violence. I just can't believe there is no active search.

WHO in their Right mind would Do such a thing to a little special needs girl?! Throw away the key that locked dad up n now LOTS OF PRAYERS FOR HER SAFE RETURN😩💗

What a piece of shit this bastard is .Pure evil.He just did not want a child with problems Im'm guessing he was born without a heart.

IF he offered a suggestion about the coyotes he is trying to get attenTion away from himself. LIAR

She wouldn't drink her milk at 3am???? So he placed her outside the yard, At 3am in the dark, where he knows there are coyotes??? He best still be in jail as OBVIOUSLY he's LYING and knows exactly where this baby is. This is so sad 😓😓😓😓

Oh dear Lord protect this child and bring her to safety.

I think he killed her! Where is the mother? You dont put your child outside anytime to punish them. What was wrong with time out!

Ask your husband he knows where she at he threw her out at 3am for not drinking her milk are you serious he did something to this baby

My dear God.... wtf is wrong with people?! Sick people having kids.... Please keep an eye out for this baby. I'm praying she is ok

He did something to her. Hope they cracked him.

I smell a rat. He's setting up a story to try and take the spotlight off of himself. So... he says "he knows there are coyotes in the area"?! Praying I'm wrong and she is safe.

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