#Missing Teenasia Scobey-Polacheck, 16, was last seen on 7/1/18. Glendale, WI.
7/12/18 The search continued Wednesday, July 11, for a Glendale runaway teen missing since July 1. Family, friends, and community members handed out flyers near 16th and Center streets, where 16-year-old Teenasia Scobey-Polacheck was last seen.
A group of about 40 people gathered for the search party, including friends, family, classmates and community members from Glendale to Milwaukee.
Local activist and community organizer Tory Lowe led the search. Lowe quickly set to organizing the group, dividing them into four groups and directing their efforts.
The group walked from Center Street to North Avenue, covering 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th streets, knocking on doors and distributing flyers. Members of the search party were instructed to leave flyers if no one answered and take down the contact information of anyone who thought they saw Teenasia to pass along to group leaders.
Shortly after 5 p.m. and a group prayer, members of the search party split up and made their way to North Avenue. Lowe took to Facebook Live several times over the course of the search, broadcasting to his almost 50,000 followers, and spreading the word about Teenasia.
Tory Lowe uses his large Facebook following and Facebook Live to spread awareness about efforts to locate missing girls.
Almost immediately, the search seemed promising. Many residents in the area reported having seen the missing girl. They come out on their porches, shouted down from their balconies, and others just driving by pulled over to see what was going on or to take flyers.
Early on, on 16th Street between Clark and Wright streets, some local residents reported seeing her just a few houses over, taking to someone on a porch on Sunday, July 8.
Not only that, a group of people at one of the houses who saw her Sunday think they saw her on Monday too, this time near 76th Street and Brown Deer Road.
After making their way to North Avenue and back to Center Street, the group reconvened and shared what they found.
With the new lead at Brown Deer Road, the group planned another search party there the next day, at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 12.
"Just being out here, stirring up energy, we will get her home," said Lowe. "She cannot walk this area without no one knowing who she is anymore."
Lowe has helped look for missing people for about five years, after he was recruited to help find a missing 13-year-old girl. Since then, Lowe has helped find 132 missing girls, according to his estimates. Just last month, Lowe helped find 16-year-old Armoni Chambers, who was found in Chicago after having been missing for more than a month.
In just the walk from Center Street to North Avenue, strangers called out to Lowe, thanking him and wishing him luck.
"If the mother doesn't know where she's at, we're looking for her," said Lowe.
Historically, Lowe has worked without outside help, relying on community members and his large Facebook following. But during Wednesday's search, representatives were in attendance from the city of Milwaukee's Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee and Safe & Sound, a Milwaukee nonprofit that works to improve public safety with a combination of law enforcement, community organizing and youth development.
What led to Teenasia running away Teenasia has been missing since she ran away from their home July 1 after her parents took her phone away. Her mother, Annemarie, said they took the phone because they were worried about an older co-worker of hers who was communicating with her.
The 16-year-old got upset and left.
Before the July 11 search party, she was last seen July 8, wearing black leggings, near 15th Street and Center Street in Milwaukee. A woman told police she spoke with her for nearly an hour; she contacted police after seeing a TV news report about the girl's disappearance.
Some of the residents around 16th Street and Center Street who had seen her July 8 also reported seeing her July 10 near 76th Street and Brown Deer Road.
Teenasia is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, 160 pounds, with a dark complexion and short black hair, according to the Glendale Police Department.
Anyone with any information about Teenasia's whereabouts should call Glendale police at 414-228-1753.
#Justice for David Schuldes and his fiancee Ellen Matheys. Murdered in 1976.
MARINETTE COUNTY, Wisc. (WLUC) - "It might be just what it takes even though it's been this many years," said Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Suave.
Thanks to new DNA technology, the Marinette County Sheriff's Office has released a composite photo of a suspect in a 1976 double homicide. The composite takes the suspect's ancestry, hair, skin and eye color, freckling and face shape into consideration.
"This is science, folks. This is no longer artist conjecture from a witness," said Suave, addressing members of a press conference at the photo's release.
In 1976 25-year-old David Schuldes and his 24-year-old fiancee Ellen Matheys were camping at McClintock Park Campground. According to authorities Schuldes was shot and killed. Matheys' body was found the next day several yards away. She had been sexually assaulted and then shot.
"I can tell you i know of a lot of exhaustive efforts have gone into this case and we're still working on it," Suave continued.
Now, 42 years later, investigators have created a photo of what the suspect may look like today. Using DNA phototyping, the photo is based on DNA evidence from the semen sample taken at the scene of the crime and witness reports from 1976. Investigators say the suspect is likely now around 65 years old.
"What was clinching for me to make the investment in this case was watching the testimonials of other law enforcement executives and investigators who have solved crimes that are very similar to what we have here with this service," said Suave.
The purpose of the composite photo is to narrow suspect leads and generate leads in criminal investigations like the one in Marinette County. Authorities say a deceased suspect could make solving the investigation more difficult but they will pursue any possible leads.
"What we are hopeful for is that the public's going to see this and somebody's gonna make the right call," said Suave.
No arrests have ever been made in the case. Anyone with any information is encourage to call the Marinette County Sheriff's Office at 715-732-7310.
Thanks to new DNA technology, the Marinette County Sheriff's Office has released a composite photo of a suspect in a 1976 double homicide. The composite takes the suspect's ancestry, hair, skin and ey...
#Missing Mark A. Wautelet, 38, Kewaunee Harbor, WI. Went missing while fishing on July 4.
7/9/18 KEWAUNEE, Wis. - The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department gave an update Monday about the man who went missing while fishing on July 4.
Deputies have identified the man as Mark A. Wautelet, 38, of Kewaunee.
Deputies say Wautelet had gone fishing out of Kewaunee Harbor and did not return.
According to deputies, while initial efforts focused on rescue operations, those operations have since stopped, and now the focus is transitioning to sub-surface recovery operations.
The DNR will continue to conduct sub-surface sonar scanning when conditions allow and resources are available.
The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department is asking that boaters be aware and report any suspicious objects they may observe while out on the waters of Lake Michigan. They say Wautelet was wearing a lime green shirt with blue denim jeans along with a red and white Wisconsin Badgers base ball cap and brown crocs footwear.
Numerous agencies have assisted in the search, including the United States Coast Guard, County Rescue of Brown County and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
#Missing Mark Wautelet, 38, left Kewaunee Marina near the Kewaunee harbor on 7/4/18. KEWAUNEE, WI
7/5/18 KEWAUNEE, Wis. (WBAY) - After 20 hours, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended its effort to find a 38-year-old Kewaunee boater after searching 425 square miles of Lake Michigan.
The Coast Guard says Mark Wautelet left from the Kewaunee Marina to go fishing near the Kewaunee harbor. That was 5 p.m. Wednesday. He was expected back at 9:30.
"He worked within the fishing industry in the charter business and so this wasn't unusual for him to go out onto the waters at the given time," Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski said.
The Coast Guard received a call at 11:15 p.m. that he didn't return.
"The individual had gone out onto the waters of Lake Michigan and had not returned, so the family was very concerned," Joski said.
Wautelet's last known cell phone use was at 5:30 p.m., not long after he left the marina.
The Coast Guard, sheriff's office and police began searching. A Coast Guard helicopter from Traverse City located his boat.
"It was located literally on the beach here on the shores of Lake Michigan," Joski said.
No one was on board and the engines still in the "clutched ahead" position, according to the Coast Guard.
Searchers believe the boat could yield to clues in Wautelet's disappearance.
"Basically just going out fishing so as far as his pattern, the Coast Guard is working as well as the DNR we requested their assistance to try to acquire some more detailed information based on the technology that the operator was utilizing. And so we're hoping we can kind of verify a little closer locations as to what his travels were," Joski said.
Rescuers searched 425 square miles from the marina to Algoma and miles out into the lake, according to the Coast Guard.
The search involved two Coast Guard helicopters -- one from Air Station Traverse City overnight and another from Air Station Waukegan Thursday morning. They were joined by the Eagle III rescue helicopter; three Coast Guard boats from Sheboygan, Sturgeon Bay and Two Rivers; a Coast Guard Auxiliary plane from Muskegon, Michigan; and a Royal Canadian Air Force C-130.
Officers from the Kewaunee and Door county sheriff's offices, Algoma and Kewaunee police departments, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources were also involved in the search.
People who know Wautelet are asking to help, too.
"We've had numerous offerings from local individuals, those associated with the fishing industry here in Kewaunee, and we appreciate that as well, but we want to focus on the resources that we think would bring the best results, which is going to be at this point probably the Coast Guard and the Department of Natural Resources," the sheriff said.
Wautelet is described as six feet tall and 270 pounds. His hair color is described as "brownish."
We were approached at the marina by his family and friends, who asked for privacy from the media.
The Coast Guard did not say when or if they plan to resume the search effort. They described this search as a long and hard process.
#StillMissing Lynn Rickard walked away from her Kansasville, WI home on the morning of June 25, 2017.
6/25/18 Monday marks one year since Lynn Rickard went missing and on the anniversary, her daughter Laura spoke publicly about her mother's disappearance for the first time.
Authorities say Lynn Rickard walked away from her Kansasville home in Racine County on the morning of June 25, 2017. She left without her oxygen tank and authorities believed she also didn't have any clothes or shoes.
The day she went missing went by in a blur for her daughter Laura.
"It's just been very, very difficult losing your best friend," she said.
Laura says she used to talk to her mom on the phone every day but the last year without her has been devastating for their family.
"A lot of sleepless nights," she said. "Coming out here is very, very difficult. Of course being there for each other is the main thing."
Very few leads have come in regarding Lynn's disappearance. The Racine County Sheriff's Office and more than a dozen other nearby agencies used drones and thermal imaging cameras in the days that followed her disappearance, but found few clues.
They did find footprints they believed belonged to Lynn, and a witness came forward later saying they saw Lynn in the area.
The Racine County Sheriff's Office launched another search in November once the leaves fell, bringing in cadaver dogs from Madison, but still found nothing.
"The resources have pretty much been exhausted," said Laura.
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A spokesman from the sheriff's office said on Monday that they do have additional searches planned in the future and will bring back the cadaver dogs they used in November.
"I'm always hopeful," said Laura. "I still have a lot of hope that she's alive and well and maybe with somebody."
Laura says they are really hoping for information from the public. Even the smallest detail could help.
"I'm broken," she said. "We need her back."
Laura says her mother was put on a new medication shortly before she went missing that negatively affected her mental state.
The family is still offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to her return. The Racine County Sheriff has said he doesn't suspect foul play.
If you have information about Lynn Rickard's disappearance, you're asked to call the Racine County Sheriff's Office at 262-886-2300.
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#Missing Dan Fleming, 44, last seen between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, 6/20/18. CHILTON, WI.
6/20/18 CHILTON (WLUK) -- Authorities are looking for a man who they say walked away from Innovative Services in Chilton.
Police say 44-year-old Dan Fleming was last seen between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Wednesday at the facility at 335 Field Lane.
Officials say he was due to have his medication at 8:00 a.m.
Fleming is diagnosed with Schizophrenia.
Fleming is described as 6'2'' tall, brown hair and 175 pounds. He has a beard and long fingernails. He was last seen wearing a dark gray zip-up sweatshirt with lime green lining, gray sweatpants and no shoes. The sweatshirt has a "Quality Truck Care Center Inc." logo printed on the right sleeve.
If you see him, please contact your local authorities.
CHILTON (WLUK) -- Authorities are looking for a man who they say walked away from Innovative Services in Chilton.Police say 44-year-old Dan Fleming was last seen between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Wednes...
TOMAH, Wis. - The 70-year-old man who had been missing since Tuesday was found safe Thursday, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.
Officials had issued an expanded silver and green Alerts for Michael "Mike" Bates.
#SilverAlert #Missing Michael "Mike" Bates, 70. TOMAH, WI. 6/19/18.
6/19/18 TOMAH, Wis. - A Silver Alert has been issued in Monroe County for a 70-year-old man who was last seen in Tomah, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.
Officials said Michael "Mike" Bates was at the Tomah VA campus, where he lives, but hasn't been seen since 11 a.m. Tuesday. Officials said he is a white man, about 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds.
He might be found at a nearby casino or attempting to reach the Pine Hollow Cemetery near Cashton. He left his home on foot.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Tomah VA Police Department at 608-372-1244.
Missing Kevin L. Coleman, 53, CAMPBELL, Wisconsin. 6/15/18.
6/18/18 CAMPBELL, Wis. (WKBT) - The Campbell Police Department is asking for assistance in locating a Town of Campbell man, missing since Friday, June 15.
Kevin L. Coleman, 53, who lives on Caroline Street, was last seen on his bicycle around noon at the Onalaska Library. Coleman has not shown up for work since June 13 and his phone has been shut off since June 14, according to the PD's Facebook Page.
Coleman is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, approximately 155 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.
Contact the Campbell Police Department with information regarding Coleman's whereabouts at 608-783-1050.