Missing 411 by David Paulides


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Autistic 3 year old boy in NSW disappears from rural property. One thing I didn't hear mentioned is tracking dogs being used.
There is an expected turn in the weather tonight which may hamper the search.

The little boy has been found alive 4 days later about a mile from home; in terrain where it brings into question his ability to do so; in water; in and area searched many times ( 2:20 min).



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Autistic 3 year old boy in NSW disappears from rural property. One thing I didn't hear mentioned is tracking dogs being used.
The little boy has been found alive 4 days later about a mile from home; in terrain where it brings into question his ability to do so; in water; in and area searched many times ( 2:20 min).
More on this story below - I noted right away that the boy was autistic and that is one of the characteristics that seems to correlate to these child disappearances. Tracking dogs were used but didn't find his trail.

Riddle of Australia's boy in the bush: Professional bush tracker is brought in to solve mystery of missing three-year-old who was found after four days and reveals he CAN'T rule out foul play

Australian officials are grappling with the mystery of how a three-year-old autistic boy survived four days alone in the bush after disappearing from his family home in a case that has gripped the country and made headlines around the world.

There were scenes of jubilation when young Anthony 'AJ' Elfalak was finally spotted by a police helicopter on Monday, drinking water from a creek just 500 yards from his family's home in rural New South Wales.

A white ute was also reported to have driven away from the property around the time AJ disappeared, with a similar vehicle seized by police on Sunday, as well as CCTV from a service station 40km away.

Now here's a little oddity that jumps out, especially with speculation that the boy was abducted:
On Tuesday, Putty Community Initiative Facebook page reported a confirmed case of Covid at a nearby monastery which had sent volunteers to help in the search.

The community group called on any locals who offered assistance or came into contact with the family to get tested for the virus immediately.

Ms Grace said she'd been serving customers who were assisting with the search all week, many of whom she didn't recognise.

'They were out-of-towners,' she said. 'A lot of them certainly weren't from here, but some of them I've seen around before.'
Many of AJ's loved ones had earlier claimed they lived at the Putty address and had not travelled from Covid hotspots in Sydney.

The Elfalak family only moved into the home permanently three months ago, reportedly to escape Covid-19.

AJ's godfather Alan Hashem, who served as a spokesman for the family after the toddler disappeared, is the founder of anti-vaccine movement 'Our Voices Matter'.

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Much questioning concerning where the boy was found - how did he get down into this area with just a few scratches to show for the effort and for being out in the bush for three days:
It rained over the weekend and temperatures dropped to 2C, prompting questions about how the three-year-old, who is autistic and does not speak, could have survived 72 hours outdoors alone.

That AJ was found uninjured in a creek accessible only by a steep, uneven descent, is also puzzling.

AJ was found in a spot just 500m from his home, which had already been thoroughly searched, including with helicopters and sniffer dogs.


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David Paulides just published an update on the 3-year-old boy who went missing in Australia for a couple of days, but was found alive (see stellar's and JEEP's posts) plus the disappearance and death of Jennifer Coleman in Glacier National Park, US, near the Continental Divide.

A few things that jumped out at me:

* Problems with electronics in these areas where people go missing. Dave describes the trouble he had with his equipment, which made it impossible for him and others to take pictures.

* AJ (the three-year-old)'s father had a camera installed high up in a tree on his property. The footage of the farm was unavailable two hours before the child went missing and two hours afterwards. When they checked the cloud it was the same outcome.

* AJ's white (!) shirt was remarkably clean even though he was sitting in a small muddy creek playing with water/drinking when they found him. Apparently, mud makes any investigation impossible because of the bacteria.

* 99% of missing cases in Australia take place on the East Coast, there almost no cases in Perth.

* The police in Jennifer's and AJ's case must know something is amiss and which they can't explain, so they keep mum?

* When hitch-hiking on the trail in the vicinity of Jennifer's disappearance David Paulides makes the observation that they spot quite a few women who are hiking out there on their own. They have no gun with them nor a personal locator beacon. As if they are just taking a stroll in the garden. :wow:

Added: AJ is autistic and doesn't speak, so he can't tell anyone what has happened to him.
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They're still trying to figure out the cause of this incident.

Another possibility is being investigated in a case that one sheriff has called the most mysterious of his career.

John Gerrish, 45, Ellen Chung, 30, and their 1-year-old daughter Miju — as well as their family dog Oski — were found dead Aug. 17 in the Devil's Gulch area in the south fork of the Merced River in the Sierra National Forest.

Responding agencies treated the scene as a hazmat situation because of uncertainty about the cause of the fatalities, and everything from toxic algae to dangerous mine gasses to murder has been probed. According to a New York Times feature on the family, now lightning strikes have been added into the mix.

Law enforcement are "investigating possible lightning strikes in the area" at the time of the deaths, the Times reported.

According to the National Weather Service, being struck by lightning is "primarily an injury to the nervous system, often with brain injury and nerve injury. Serious burns seldom occur." Death, which is extraordinarily rare, can be due to cardiac arrest. NWS data from 1989-2018 shows that 10% of people hit by lightning die, averaging 43 fatalities per year in the United States.


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MSN reverts back to the toxic algae scenario.

September 16, 2021

A very Long read / Lead snip:
For those of us who spend time outside, the sight of stagnant, murky, greenish water instantly raises concern. We recognize that it’s potentially harmful algae, so we steer clear, keep our pets away and we definitely don’t swim in it or drink it. At this point, there have been no confirmed reports of humans dying from toxic algae.

But last month, after a California hiking family mysteriously died on a trail near Yosemite National Park, officials pointed to toxic algae as a prime suspect. The idea of that was as strange as it was terrifying, particularly because John Gerrish and his wife, Ellen Chung, were experienced hikers, and just out for a day trip with their 1-year-old child Miju and dog Oski.

Sierra National Forest had posted a warning sign about toxic algae at the Savage Lundy Trailhead in June. Since the family died, additional tests have confirmed that dangerous anatoxins from the algae — more accurately called cyanobacteria — are present in the Merced River near the trail.

But could this bacteria really be to blame for the deaths of two healthy adults, a baby and a dog? How could that have happened? And what else do we need to know about harmful bacteria and algae in the water, particularly at a time when climate change is making the problem worse?

To help answer these questions, SFGATE called Taylor Weiss, an assistant professor in environmental and resource management at the Polytechnic School at Arizona State University and a member of the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation. He did his PhD on algae and has been studying it since he was 6 years old, he says, when his father — an environmental engineer — would filter algae samples at the kitchen table.

Not all algae, which are essentially plants that photosynthesize and live in water, are harmful. In fact most types of algae aren’t, Weiss says, and it’s really just a few kinds that can bloom quickly and produce toxins that are dangerous to people and animals. Cyanobacteria is the most common of these, and it blooms most often in warm water that’s high in nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus.

By Quashawn Jamar James on September 4, 2021
Jonathan Gerrish was a British man married to an Asian-American woman named Ellen Chung. They had one daughter
Gerrish was a Snapchat employee. Here are 13 more things about him:

  • He was originally from Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He is Peter Gerrish‘s son. (a)(b)
  • He and Chung lived in San Francisco, California, United States. They had an Aussie-Akita mix dog named Oski. (c)
  • From 1994 to 1997, he attended Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (a)
  • From August 1997 to December 1999, he worked for Lucent Technologies as a software engineer. (a)
  • From 1999 to 2004, he studied computing for commerce and industry at The Open University in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. (a)
  • From December 1999 to January 2000, he worked Logica UK as a software engineer. (a)
  • From January 2001 to September 2004, he worked for Datalex as a software engineer. (a)
  • From October 2004 to February 2006, he worked for Paperless Chile as a software engineer. (a)
  • In April 2006, he joined Google as a software engineer and worked for its offices in London and in San Francisco. He later joined Snapchat as a software developer. (a)(b)
  • In 2018, he and Chung attended a wedding in India. (d)
  • On August 4, 2020, Chung gave birth to their daughter Aurelia Miju Chung-Gerrish nicknamed Miju. (c)
  • At 11:00 p.m. on August 16, 2021, he, Chung and Miju were reported missing. On August 17, 2021, the three and Oski were found dead near Devil Gulch, which is part of Sierra National Forest in California. (c)
  • He died at the age of 45. Chung was 30. (c30. (c)

September 17, 2021 - Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The National Park Service (NPS) has successfully located missing person, Clifton Beck.

On Friday, September 17 at approximately 8:18 a.m., search and rescue personnel located Clifton “Cliff” Beck near Roosevelt Point on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. At this time, Beck is in stable condition and is being treated and transported to the North Rim developed area by EMS personnel.

Cliff Beck of Mount Airy, Maryland was reported as overdue on September 14. Beck obtained a backcountry permit to spend two nights on the Walhalla Plateau from September 10-12.

From September 15-17, rangers conducted a comprehensive search of the Walhalla plateau using ground teams, helicopter flights, and a fixed wing aircraft.


Joel Thomazin

If you were in the area of Miguel Meadow, Lake Eleanor, or on the trails around Hetch Hetchy since Monday, September 6, 2021, or have any information regarding this individual, please contact Yosemite Search and Rescue at 209/238-7046.
Joel is a 31-year-old white male, 5 ft 10 in, with buzzed brown-colored hair. Joel planned to solo hike from Hetch Hetchy to Lake Eleanor and then return to Hetch Hetchy. He began his hike on September 6 and was due out on September 9, 2021. Joel has a Kelty brand yellow and gray backpack, green sleeping bag, bright-red inflatable kayak, blue/green hammock, and tan or blue zip-off pants.

Richard Judd

Judd was last seen on July 25, 2021, on a day hike from his camp, near Lower Merced Pass Lake, to Red Peak Pass.He was reportedly using white trekking poles with a navy blue day pack. He is 69 years old and was wearing the clothing pictured. Judd is 5 ft 11 in and 150 pounds with brown eyes, short graying hair and a beard.
If you have any information regarding this individual, please CALL or TEXT the Investigative Services Branch Tip Line at 888/653-0009.

This video contains the following missing person cases: Alexander Sevier, 24 Years, Missing May 1, 2017, Yosemite National Park Trevor McDonald, 83 Years, Missing August 7, 2021, Australia Gabrielle Petito, 22 Years, Missing September 1, 2021

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Thank you for the link to this video, jar. It seems he sees quite plainly what is going on. He also seems to see quite plainly the "unseen".
Had linked to his book ("Steve Isdahl wrote a book here") that I read most of it - it starts off with Steve's own experiences when young, which were later supported by his granddad, who also had experiences.

Steve discusses the main promotors of Sasquatch theory that have dominated the scene, and takes issue with them for distracting people with endless nothings. He makes good mention of people like Dave, and others, with all their DNA collected, and those said other promotors/labs/authorities/scientists that do not want to touch them. Steve is frustrated with them and based on the following, one begins to see that these exchanges with Sasquatch are much more common than people are lead to believe.

The main part of the book is taken up by people's individual stories (a lot of repeating themes), and many are compelling stories. Steve states that he has received (at the time of his writing) something like 9,000 emails from people who have had their own experiences, which are described. Some are chilling.

Most people (like UFO contacts) are too embarrassed to talk about what they have experienced - or ridiculed for doing so, so they don't speak up. Hunters factor heavily, yet not always. Woman and men not hunting also tell of their experiences, along with native Americans. There are police and other professionals that also describe their own stories in his book.

There is supposed to be another book (or it is coming), yet did not search it out.

Listening to another of his videos, it seems he is talking about something (sasquatch?) using these techniques to keep people away from them and their area.

Yes, many of the people writing discuss being pushed off their own land with various techniques (if that is what you mean?). Whole families (down to a child Sasquatch) can appear in people's back woods. Some had their own children being watched by them, and even their homes being banged upon.

Described are the way in which they can move - almost hyperdimensional in some ways (gravity, going through things...)

As said prior, there are things that are reminiscent of some aspects of Skinwalker ranch. Some align with 411 missing stories (a young boy gets separated from adults on a nature walk - sees a Sasquatch who vocally signals, and the boy becomes paralyzed, and he is lifted up by said Sasquatch; no fear, yet there is mental exchanges et cetera). Not all people felt threatened.

One other factor that comes up, it seems that once a person has an experience with them, they are somehow keyed to them and sense them (and the opposite) and will run across them years later.

Most of the experiences were from the U.S. and Canada, however not all, even the UK had a story.


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Posted at 12:37 PM, Sep 24, 2021 and last updated 8:57 PM, Sep 24, 2021 Video / Map
GREAT FALLS — After five days of searching, efforts to find Kim Crumbo at Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park have transitioned from rescue to recovery, park officials said on Friday, September 24, 2021.

Crumbo was reported missing several days ago, and his half-brother Mark O'Neill was found dead along the lakeshore on Monday, September 20.

Over the last five days, crews swept all the trails in the area, searched the entire Shoshone Lake shoreline by boat, and gridded the open water by helicopter, but did not find Crumbo.

Crews from the National Park Service’s Submerged Research Center will begin using sonar equipment to detect clues in the water.
Park search crews continue to search for Crumbo by foot and boat, with assistance from Grand Teton National Park’s interagency helicopter.

Recovery efforts will continue for the next several days as conditions warrant.

A news release from Yellowstone states: "This incident still remains under investigation. While we cannot comment further about the specifics of this investigation, we will provide updates when appropriate to do so."

If you have information that could help investigators piece together a timeline of events, or if you were in the Shoshone Lake area between September 12 and19 and saw O’Neill and/or Crumbo, you're asked to call 307-344-2428 or email yell_tip@nps.gov.

(SEPTEMBER 21, 2021) One man has been found dead and his half-brother is missing in Yellowstone National Park. Search and rescue crews found the body of Mark O’Neill along the east shore of Shoshone Lake on Monday, September 20, 2021.

O’Neill, 67 years old, from Chimacum, Washington, and his half-brother, Kim Crumbo, 74, from Ogden, Utah, were reported overdue by a family member on Sunday, September 19 from a four-night backcountry trip to Shoshone Lake.

Park crews on Sunday found a vacant campsite with gear on the south side of Shoshone Lake, as well as a canoe, paddle, personal flotation device, and other personal belongings on the east shore of the lake.

Crews found the body of O’Neill along the east shore on the morning of Monday; at this point, there is no word on the suspected cause of death.

Search and rescue efforts continue with 10 crew members on foot in the area Tuesday, September 21 to locate Crumbo. Grand Teton National Park interagency ship and crew are also assisting with air operations.

Yellowstone National Park said in a news release that O’Neill and Crumbo are both National Park Service retirees, and Crumbo is a former Navy SEAL.

Park officials said that incident is being investigated, and that "while we cannot comment further about the specifics of this investigation, we will provide updates when appropriate to do so. We ask the public to maintain distance from any law enforcement personnel, equipment, vehicles and their related activity for the safety of the public in this remote area and to protect the integrity of our work."

Shoshone Lake, the park’s second-largest lake, is located at the head of the Lewis River southwest of West Thumb. The average year-round temperature of the lake is about 48 F (9 C). Survival time is estimated to be only 20 to 30 minutes in water of this temperature. Copyright 2021 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistribute

Sep 26, 2021

Some have speculated that the case below was distraction news do to the events of 8-27-21.
Still it's another strange situation of the missing.
August 27, 2021 Time Line:



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Video / Oct. 3, 2021

Oct 1, 2021
Authorities say they are still investigating the mysterious deaths of a Northern California family and their dog who were found in a remote hiking area, but have so far determined their deaths were not caused by a gun or any other weapon, a lightning strike, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, cyanide exposure, illegal drugs, alcohol or suicide.

Any comments other than the narrative were demonized.

Jay Miller, who flew to California to participate in the volunteer search effort after Kreycik was reported missing, described the professional search-and-rescue in combination with the volunteer effort as “impressive and comprehensive.”

“There were people from the surrounding community who either came out to hike and to help search or came out and brought meals and drinks and set up tents and helped to check people in and out,” Miller said. “It was really, really touching to see that outpouring of support from the local community and from other folks in the Bay Area, both those who knew Philip and those who didn’t.”
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Christopher Ramírez found after being missing for 4 days. Many Missing 411 characteristics appear.
  • Small child disappears with dog
  • Dog returns without missing
  • Missing found not by searchers but by random person
  • Tracking dogs don't find missing
  • Helicopters and drones don't find missing
  • Parents believe child was abducted
  • I'm going to guess that the 3 year old found 5 miles away was beyond the distance of recoveries in 95% of cases
Texas toddler who disappeared from home while playing with dog found alive, sheriff confirms
Nicole Acevedo and Amy Calvin and Josh Cradduck
Sat, October 9, 2021, 11:26 AM

A 3-year-old boy who had been missing in Texas since Wednesday afternoon as been found alive.

Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell told NBC News that Christopher Ramírez was found at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday after a "citizen called in after hearing some noise."

"It looks like little boy was just lost in the woods," Sowell said, adding that he was found almost 5 miles from his home in Plantersville.

The boy and his mother, Araceli Núñez, have already been reunited. While Christopher seemed "in good shape," the boy was taken to a children's hospital out of precaution, Sowell said.

More than 150 law enforcement officials from several agencies as well as search organizations and volunteers had been searching for Christopher since Wednesday.

The search party inspected several water tanks and reservoirs in the area. They also conducted ground searches with K-9 units and surveyed the area with drones and helicopters. Officials also reviewed surveillance footage from nearby homes.

Search operations reached a standstill on Friday afternoon as authorities waited for any tips through 911 calls or through their dispatch center.

Christopher initially disappeared while his mother and another family member were unloading groceries from their car at around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday The boy was playing with his dog outside the home and chased it out of sight of the adults, the family said.

While the dog came back to the house, the boy did not.


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Has anyone been following the Gabby Petito case?

It's been a month and the FBI still hasn't published the autopsy results. Nor has it permitted her remains to be transferred to the family! And where the heck is her fiancé, Brian Laundrie?!



The Living Force
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Has anyone been following the Gabby Petito case?

It's been a month and the FBI still hasn't published the autopsy results. Nor has it permitted her remains to be transferred to the family! And where the heck is her fiancé, Brian Laundrie?!

From my fuzzy memory, I think the Missing 411 books mention a couple of cases when the FBI held the recovered remains for years, and I think one family had to sue to get it back.


The Living Force
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Has anyone been following the Gabby Petito case?

It's been a month and the FBI still hasn't published the autopsy results. Nor has it permitted her remains to be transferred to the family! And where the heck is her fiancé, Brian Laundrie?!

David Paulides mentions at least 2 cases where the FBI held the remains for far too long.

From Missing 411 - The Devil's in the Detail, p.27
Danny Hohenstein
Missing: 12/01/92
Remains found 6 years later
In a strange twist to this case, the FBI held the remains an inordinate amount of time and would not release them till 2000. This is the second time I have documented the FBI holding remains for a lengthly period - they also did this in the case of Robert Springfield when he vanished and his remains were found in Montana. The Springfields eventually had to sue the FBI to get the remains; refer to Missing 411-Western United States for details. It would be fascinating what the FBI laboratories are finding in relationship to these bodies. I have filed Freedom of Information Act requests in the past against the FBI attempting to get lab results on deceased individuals. They claim they cannot release the information because it's an invasion of the person's privacy. I remind them that the person in deceased; they don't respond.


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