What Happened To Joel Moore? Missing since 3/27/10 in Southern Illinois…car and all!
02 Nov 2011 9 Comments
Please help us find Latasha Nevitt, a 30 year old mother of 3 missing from the South Side of Chicago, IL since 10/10/11. Latasha Nevitt was last seen walking to a convenience store five blocks from her home in the 1300 block of West 107th Street on Oct. 10. She never got there. Latasha is 5 foot, 4 inches tall and weighs 118 pounds, she was wearing scrubs, and carrying her purse and phone.
Chicago Area 2 Police are investigating. Anyone who can provide information is urged to call 9-1-1 or (312) 747-8274.
The last time Brenda Morgan saw her daughter it was during an afternoon of laughter and jokes.
More than two weeks later, family and friends kept up the search for the young woman, herself a mother of three children, who vanished without a trace.
Latasha Nevitt, a 30-year-old student at Everest University studying to be a dental hygienist, was reported missing Oct. 14.
“I do believe I’m going to get my baby back. But if she’s out there listening, and if she’s not hurt, please, we need you to come home. Your baby needs you,” Morgan said Saturday before a search of abandoned buildings and railroad tracks near West 107th Street and South Vincennes Avenue, where Nevitt was last seen.
Motorists passing through the area and people living in the neighborhood were given flyers with Nevitt’s photo and description.
Morgan said the last person to see Nevitt was her young husband. He said she left the house that Monday night to make a quick walk to a convenience store two blocks away and never returned.
Police say there’s been no activity on Nevitt’s cell phone since she disappeared.
She stands 5’4″ tall and weighs about 118 pounds. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call police at 312-747-8274.
02 Nov 2011 Leave a comment
Did you listen to Brenda Morgan’s interview with Shelia Smith? Brenda is very suspicious of missing woman Latasha Nevitt’s husband, Isaac Nevitt! Brenda makes claims of domestic violence and a tumultuous relationship.
Now listen to Isaac Nevitt. Isaac says that Brenda has twisted this story, that he loves and misses his wife and has passed out over 500 flyers and slept in an abandoned car overnight trying to find Latasha. Isaac says that it is Brenda who is a domestic violence victim, and that she and Latasha’s husband don’t like him and say he is not good enough for their daughter. He said he wouldn’t put it past them to have done something to their daughter to keep her away from him!
How do you believe? And where is Natasha?
02 Nov 2011 Leave a comment
Listen to Brenda Morgan, Mother of Missing Latasha Nevitt. Brenda talks to The Shelia Smith Show host Shelia Bradley Smith about the circumstances surrounding her daughter’s disappearance. Brenda gives compelling information about her daughter’s disappearance and what she thinks happened. Make sure you listen! And we will also post a follow-up interview with Isaac Nevitt – you gotta hear both of these stories!
21 Oct 2011 2 Comments
Advocating for Change for the Missing in Illinois
Advocating for Change for the Missing in Illinois
In 2005 I moved from Missouri to Illinois, I remembered hearing a story about ‘a kid visiting Chicago from Kansas City, MO’ that went missing. This caught my attention, of course, because this boy was from my home state. I remembered hearing about the missing young man a few times, my husband and I even discussed it. Then we never heard anything again. He was found, I assumed.
In 2009 I remembered another man going missing in Rockford, IL. I remembered his picture, he was handsome with beautiful eyes. I saw a couple stories of his family searching. Then I never heard anything again. He was found, I assumed.
In May 2010 my friend Beth Bentley went missing. My first thought was, “She’ll be home tomorrow.” Then a few days later, after seeing how worried and distraught her husband and sons were, I thought, “This is serious. What do we do? We need to make noise!” The Family was dazed, so much to do and where to start. I started making phone calls and pleading for help, advice, direction. Everyone was kind and helpful. There were so many resources, but truly, there were only a few that mattered. Within a few days of Beth’s disappearance, I realized the importance of getting the word out, “BETH IS MISSING”! All of Illinois needed to know that this lovely, kind person disappeared! The more people that knew, I felt, the better chance of finding her. All those other people were found, I thought.
So, I googled, “Missing Person Illinois”. The very first thing that came up in the search was Illinois State Police. “Great!” I thought, “they will help!” and I dialed the 1-800 number with high hopes. The phone was answered and I hurriedly told her that Beth is missing and we need to get her on your website. Her reply was, “We don’t do that.”
“What do you mean you don’t do that?” I asked. “You have missing people on your website! You have Stacy Peterson! You have Lisa Stebic! These people are still missing. Of course you do!” This lady patiently explained to me that ISP only lists certain cases that meet the criterion for the ISP to be involved. “Ok” I said, “then where do all the missing people in Illinois get listed?” She then directed me to the resource National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS).
NAMUS did help. They immediately listed Beth as an Endangered Missing Adult. Word got out in traditional media. i worked hard to keep Beth’s name in the news. My world stopped…shouldn’t everyone else’s stop too until Beth is found? In the months that followed that phone call to ISP and listing on NAMUS, I learned a lot. I learned “that kid from Kansas City” Jesse Ross, never was found. I learned that handsome man with beautiful eyes was never found. I also learned about Bradley Olsen, Scott Arcaro, Joel Moore, Garren Beller, and many more that were never found. I know about these, because they are listed on NAMUS.
This is where the story changes, though. I also learned about Trista Bultema, Nathaniel Holt, Brynn Null, Kierra Figueroa, Melissa Ann Page, Amy Rodriquez, James Gretten, Elija Crump, James Kimball, and so many more. These people are NOT in NAMUS. See, NAMUS isn’t foolproof. It is dependent on families inputting their information. Since I have begun advocating for the Missing and their families I see a ‘deer in head lights’ from a lot of families. They NEED help, they NEED direction, but what they need most of all is a rock solid, reliable, fool-proof system that will get their missing loved one listed as missing and out to the public IMMEDIATELY! Many states have a ‘Missing Persons Clearinghouse’ where the missing are listed and classified. A great example is the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Active Missing Adults website ( http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/CJ51/SortAction?page=1&personType=A&…).
Now…go search “Missing Adults Illinois”…and see what you get. Your returns are Illinois State Police (with all their old cases that meet their criterion, about 8) and not much else. If you want to find an active missing person case in Illinois, you have to hunt, and get lucky. The way it is now, endangered missing persons are listed on each individual law enforcements website. Would you like to guess how many law enforcement agencies there are in Illinois?
This needs to change and I need your help to change it.
I feel the Illinois State Police should be the central repository for all active missing adults in Illinois. They have already given me all the reasons they can’t do it in a one hour conversation I had with them recently. I am going to tell them why that HAVE to do it.
So….where do I start? Do I go to my legislators with an idea only and expect them to figure out how to fund it? (Did I mention Illinois is broke). Do I start it as a nfp and try to fund it with grants? Give me your advice…I’m interested, I want to make a change in this system.
I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts and comments.
21 Oct 2011 Leave a comment
Reposted from STL Today:
CARLYLE, Ill. • Authorities renewed their search for a 28-year-old southern Illinois father who’s been missing since July after some pieces of his personal property were found last week.
Jared Hanna of Jerseyville was last seen on July 3 walking along a Clinton County road.
Police believe his truck ran out of gas and that he was going for help. His truck was found, but Hanna vanished.
Clinton County Sheriff Mike Kreke says items belonging to Hanna were found last Sunday about a mile and a half from where his truck was found. He wouldn’t give any details about the items.
Authorities say about 50 people and several search dogs planned to search the area Saturday.
Family members say Hanna was a dedicated father to his two daughters and wouldn’t have left them.