kidnapping

Texas police seek identity of barefoot women in broken restraints who rang doorbell in middle of night.

Police in Montgomery, Texas are seeking assistance from the public after home video captured a woman with broken restraints ringing a doorbell in the middle of the night. The incident took place in the wee morning hours of August 24, 2018. Surveillance video shows a barefoot young woman wearing a T-Shirt, without pants, and what looks like broken shackles hanging from her right wrist. Homeowners say the woman rang the doorbell at 3:20 AM, briefly looked around, then left quickly. They told police she looked panicked and disoriented but by the time they got to the door, the woman was gone. The video was turned over to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office who asked the public for assistance. Authorities say several reports of a missing woman in the

Human trafficking – one of the world’s fastest-growing crimes

Human Trafficking It's been over 140 years since the United States abolished slavery.  Prior to that, human beings were captured, often from foreign countries, and forcibly brought to the Sates where they would be used as a cheap source of labor.  Often the slaves were abused – both physically, sexually, and emotionally.  As civilization matured, the people began to recognize the atrocity of the practice and slowly, over time, slavery was deemed illegal in country after country.  Modern readers recognize enslaving someone against their will as shocking, appalling, and nearly beyond belief.  What many fail to recognize however, is that the practice of slavery never truly ended. "Mary" “Mary” was a newly married woman with a handsome husband and beautiful baby boy. Shortly after their marriage, her entire

Gone Girl Denise Huskins – the real-life kidnapping that police ignored as a hoax because it was so friggin bizarre

The abduction of Denise Huskins On March 23, 2015, at 1:53 PM, a Kaiser Permanente physical therapist, Aaron Quinn, called police in Vallejo, California to report a kidnapping and ransom demand for $8,500 dollars. According to Quinn, he and his live-in girlfriend, Denise Huskins, awoke at 3:00 AM to blinding, bright lights shining in their faces. The kidnapper[s] (Aaron and Denise later told police that they could not see how many men there were) ordered Huskins to bind Quinn’s legs with zipties. Swim goggles with covered lenses were placed over Quinn and Huskins’ eyes. The kidnappers placed headphones on Quinn’s head and soon, Quinn heard a pre-recorded message listing the abductors’ demands for the return of his girlfriend. 29-year-old Denise Huskins was a beautiful So-Cal girl, 5’

Nearly 300 school girls abducted from Nigerian school – offered for sale in market

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan admitted that Nigerian security forces do not know where more than 200 abducted school girls are being held – or if they are still alive. In a nightmarish scenario, the young girls were taken three weeks ago (April 14, 2014) from a secondary school in the Chibok town of Borno state. 276 girls were abducted. Fifty-three escaped but 223 are still missing, presumed to be in the hands of their captors. If this is the first time you’ve heard of this story, well, welcome to American journalism… According to witness accounts, armed members of Boko Haram overwhelmed security guards at a school last month, pulled the girls out of their beds and forced them into waiting trucks. The convoy of trucks then

Mademoiselle Blanche Monnier – the girl who who was locked in a dungeon for 25 years

Mademoiselle Blanche Monnier The disturbing picture above is not a still shot from a horror movie, but rather is a hospital-room photo of Blanche Monnier, a French girl who was kept captive for 25 years in a padlocked, shuttered room where she was forced to live amidst pests, rats, human excrement, and filth.  Her discovery occurred on May 23, 1901 after the Paris Attorney General received an anonymous letter indicating a woman was being held captive in a home located on "21 rue de la Visitation" street in a wealthy neighborhood of Poiters, France. The anonymous letter read in part: "Monsieur Attorney General: I have the honor to inform you of an exceptionally serious occurrence. I speak of a spinster who is locked up in Madame Monnier's house,

Three missing Ohio women found after 10 years being held hostage by kidnappers [UPDATES]

The Kidnappings On May 6, 2013, three women were found alive in a two-story home at 2207 Seymore Ave. in a Cleveland, Ohio neighborhood.  The women had mysteriously vanished nearly a decade earlier.  Amanda Berry was last seen after finishing her shift at a Burger King in Cleveland on April 21, 2003. The last communication from here was a phone call to her sister to say she was getting a ride home from work, which was only a 10 minute walk from her home.  It was the eve of her 17th birthday.  Witnesses said they saw Amanda enter a white, four-door sedan with three men inside.  A few days later, family members received a call from a male who tells the family