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Daniel-Leija

Authorities have been searching for a child rapist who has been on the run for over ten years.

Daniel Leija, now 50, is a former school bus driver from Yakima County, who has had a warrant out for his arrest for first degree child rape in Sunnyside, WA between the years 1997-2002.

The two victims, also residents of Sunnyside, were both females under the age of fifteen during the five-year period in which the crime occurred.

In 2002, both females went to Sunnyside Police Department to report the rapes they endured over a five-year period. Police then uncovered trunks and backpacks filled with over 100 videotapes recording the assaults. Leija was arrested and charged with multiple counts of rape and exploitation of minors and was held on $250,00 bail. However, Yakima Superior Court Judge Heather Van Nuys reduced his bail to $60,000 and he was released after relatives came up with the lower amount.

He immediately fled the area after his bail-release and hasn’t been seen since.

According to U.S. Marshals, who eventually took over the case, Leija was last known to be in Mexico.

It is believed that he is living under a different identity and has most likely altered his appearance.

Back when his bail was reduced, Leija was facing 18 counts of first degree rape and molestation, eight counts of second degree rape and molestation, two counts of third degree rape and molestation, 12 counts of sexual exploitation and with jumping bail.

Taylor-Wylie is a woman who lived with Leija in Sunnyside prior to his arrant. She says all of the sexual assaults counts are for actions he took against her daughters over a five-year period. She said in 2002 her daughters complained about Leija’s sexual assaults.

Wylie contends that Leija has made return visits to Sunnyside to visit family. She said his family claims he has since drowned, which she calls a “blatant lie.

Wylie’s daughters are now young adults but according to her, the wounds are still open.

“We try to go on, but the girls, they’re still drastically affected by it,” Taylor-Wylie said. “Anger, fear, tears… they’re so fragile.”

Taylor-Wylie says she and her four daughters, who now live in Bremerton, want to see Leija brought to justice.

Daniel Leija was recently featured on America’s Most Wanted, with the latest airing on October 12, 2012.

Daniel_Leija

Sex: Male
Race: Hispanic
Age then: 40
Current Age: 50
Height/Weight: 5’7” tall 190 pounds
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair):
Black
Eyes: Brown
Last Seen:
Yakima County , Sunnyside WA
Last Known Locations:
Yakima County , Sunnyside WA (and possibly Mexico)

 

Outdated mugshot photo of Leija with no facial hair

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact: U.S. Marshals by calling 509-654-5060

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11/26/12, DALLAS, TEXAS — Dallas Police are searching for a killer or killers of a triple homicide at a Motel 6 Yesterday Morning. .people, two male, one female, after they were found shot to death at a Motel 6 Yesterday Morning.

The motel is located north of the High 5 interchange in the 13000 block of Central Expressway and I-635 LBJ Freeway in North Dallas, TX.

Cleaning crew stumbled upon the bodies of Marco Barajas, 27, Manases Perez, 26, and Ingrid Ramirez, 22, on Saturday morning between 11a.m. and 12p.m.

Authorities didn’t immediately release the names of the victims and were waiting until after notifying the relatives. They described the victims are two males, one Caucasian and one Latino, and one female, Latino.

Motel 6

Three murdered bodies were discovered by hotel staff in a Dallas Motel 6 and now police are searching for the culprit

The shocked employees who discovered the bodies after going in the room to clean have declined to comment.

Police are still searching for suspects and a possible motive. Authorities are asking the public for any information regarding this triple homicide to please contact: Dallas Police Department

Dallas Police Department have a Facebook page set up and have listed the incident, saying:

The three victims of the triple murder that occurred on November 24, 2012 at the Motel 6, 13185 N. Central Expressway have been identified. The victims are; Marco Barajas L/M/10-16-85, Manases Perez L/M/07-28-86 and Ingrid Ramirez L/F/07-20-90. Next of kin notifications have been made. The incident has been documented on case numbers; 291441-Z, 291773-Z and 291774-Z. There is no suspect information at this time.
Followed up with:
On November 24, 2012 officers responded to the Motel 6 at 13185 N. Central Expressway when the cleaning crew entered the room and discovered a W/M, a L/M and a L/F deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. The investigation is ongoing.Positive identification has not been made nor has next of kin notifications. No further information at this time
As of right now, police have no suspects or motive and are asking the public for any information to please contact: Dallas Tip-line by clicking here.

 

Do you know these young woman?

These photographs were discovered in the Summer of 1969 in an abandoned hanger located in Berks County, PA. The hanger was a hot-spot for a local motorcycle gang at the time. The female’s in the photo were never identified nor has anyone ever claimed to know them. There was also no missing person reports in the local community and it is believed that the two were not from the area.
Authorities have received information indicating that these photos could be instrumental in identifying  both Jane Does.

 

Jane Doe Number One (Left)

Discovered On August 22, 1968 In A Wooded Area Along State Route 82, Caernarvon Twp, Berks County, Near The Chester/Berks County Line.
Estimated Date Of Death: August 14, 1968
Cause Of Death: Multiple Gunshot Wounds – 5 Shots To The Chest And Abdomen, One To The Left Temple.
Estimated Age: Initial Estimate Was That She Was 15-20 Years Old, However, When Doctors Examined Calcium Formations In The Bone Joints, It Was Decided That She May Have Been As Old As 30.
 
Approximate Height & Weight: 5’3″, 125-130 Lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: Brunette Hair With A Reddish Tint.  Eye Color Unknown.  No Scars Or Tattoos.
Clothing: Black Nehru-Type Blouse With Zipper Down The Back;  Black Bra, Size 36B;  Sandy Colored Nylon Stockings; White Girdle; Nico Brand White Sandals, Size 8M, Made In Italy.  No Slacks Or Skirt Found.
Jewelry: Bronze, Four-Way, Religious Medal On A Heavy, Endless Chain.  The Medal Depicted The Crucifix On The Front.  On The Back Was The Inscription: “I Am A Catholic.  In Case Of Emergency, Call Me A Priest”.  She Was Also Wearing A Sterling Identification-Type Bracelet With A Flexible Band On Her Left Wrist.  There Was No Inscription On The ID Bracelet. 
Other: 22-Caliber Short Bullets Were Removed From The Body.  Extensive Facial Decomposition.
Agency Case Number: L01-0026607
NCIC Number: U-294925792

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Jane Doe Number Two (Right)  

Was Located On April 18, 1969 In French Creek State Park Which Is About 3-1/2 Miles From Where Jane Doe Number One Was Discovered. She Was Deceased And Her Skeletal Remains Were On A Large Flat Rock And Scattered Within A 12-Foot Radius With No Attempt To Conceal Or Hide Her. She Was Missing Three Teeth And Was Wearing No Clothes But One Sandal And A Pair Of Underwear Was Next To The Victim. The Elastic Part Of The Underwear Was Rolled Up, As If It Had Been Rolled Off Of The Victim.
DNA And Fingerprints Are Not Available.
It Is Unclear If Victim Number Two Lost 3 Of Her Teeth Due To A Struggle, Or If They Were Missing Prior To Her Death.
She Is Described As Having Brunette Colored Hair, Standing 5’1” Tall, With An Estimated Age Of 21 Years.
Estimated Time Of Death: Summer 1968
NCIC Number: U-294927902  Agency Case Number: L01-0033856

Photo of the victim’s sandals, the pair of sandals on the left belonged to victim number one and the sandal on the right belonged to victim number two, the other sandal belonging to victim number two were never located

The bracelet and bronze medal belonged to victim number one. On the medal was the description: I am a Catholic in-case of an emergency, call me a priest

 

If you have any information regarding this cold case you’re asked to please contact: Pennsylvania State Police 610-378-4035

You may also leave a online tip by emailing – contact@pennsylvaniamissing.com
Those who choose to leave a tip can remain anonymous

 Pictured above: Morris

 Pictured: MULLEN

Pictured: WEATHERRED

 Pictured: MILLICAN

 Pictured: THOMAS

11/12/12, TEXAS — Thirty-four alleged members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang (ABT), including four of its most senior leaders, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston for allegedly conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas, Special Agent in Charge Melvin D. King of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen L. Morris.

The 17-count superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on Oct. 22, 2012, and unsealed on Friday, Nov. 9, in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas. Fourteen individuals were taken into custody and 15 defendants charged in the superseding indictment are already in custody. Five defendants remain at large.

“Today’s takedown represents a devastating blow to the leadership of ABT,” said Breuer. “Four ABT generals, 13 additional alleged ABT leaders and numerous other gang members and associates are named in the indictment. As charged, ABT uses extreme violence and threats of violence to maintain internal discipline and retaliate against those believed to be cooperating with law enforcement. Through violence and intimidation, ABT allegedly exerts control over prison populations and neighborhoods, and instills fear in those who come in contact with its members. As today’s operations show, the Criminal Division, working closely with its federal, state and local law enforcement partners, is determined to continue disrupting and dismantling ABT and other violent, criminal gangs.”

This indictment is the culmination of a joint federal, state and local law enforcement effort targeting a large-scale prison gang involved in violent organized crime,” said Magidson. “Only when we work in partnership utilizing all our resources can we attack a criminal organization and dismantle it entirely.”

“ATF is serious about fighting violent crime. We remain steadfast in our commitment to focus on those violent criminals who illegally use firearms to prey on their victims,” said King. “Through a collective effort with our law enforcement partners this operation was a success today.”

“This multi-year investigation and indictment clearly targets the worst-of-the-worst among the ABT,” said Morris. “This effort not only exemplifies the level of effort the FBI and our law enforcement partners will expend to prevent prison gang racism and criminal activity from poisoning our communities. It sends a clear message that we will relentlessly pursue and prosecute the leaders and members of these criminal enterprises regardless of where they lay their heads.”

As charged, the defendants range from senior leaders to soldiers of the ABT, a “whites only,” prison-based gang with members operating inside and outside of state and federal prisons throughout Texas and elsewhere in the United States since at least the early 1980s.

According to court documents, the ABT has a detailed and uniform organizational structure, with territory divided into five regions, each run by a “general.” The superseding indictment charges four generals, Terry Ross Blake, 55, aka “Big Terry;” Larry Max Bryan, 51, aka “Slick;” William David Maynard, 42, aka “Baby Huey;” and Charles Lee Roberts, 68, aka “Jive,” with conspiracy to participate in the racketeering activities of the ABT, among other charges.

In total, the superseding indictment charges 34 alleged members of the ABT with conspiracy to participate in the racketeering activities of the ABT. Alleged members of the ABT are also charged with involvement in three murders, multiple attempted murders, kidnappings, assaults and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine.

According to the superseding indictment, the ABT was established in the early 1980s within the Texas prison system. The gang modeled itself after and adopted many of the precepts and writings of the Aryan Brotherhood, a California-based prison gang that was formed in the California prison system during the 1960s. According to court documents, previously, the ABT was primarily concerned with the protection of white inmates and white supremacy/separatism. Over time, the ABT is alleged to have has expanded its criminal enterprise to include illegal activities for profit.

Court documents allege the ABT enforced its rules and promoted discipline among its members, prospects and associates through murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, arson, assault, robbery and threats against those who violate the rules or pose a threat to the enterprise. Members, and oftentimes associates, were required to follow the orders of higher-ranking members, often referred to as “direct orders.”

According to the superseding indictment, in order to be considered for membership, a person must be sponsored by another ABT member. Once sponsored, a prospective member must serve an unspecified term, during which he is referred to as a prospect, while his conduct is observed by the members of the ABT.

Ten defendants have been charged with offenses that are eligible for the death penalty. The remaining 24 defendants face a maximum penalty of life in prison.

This case is being investigated by a multi-agency task force consisting of the ATF, Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Rangers, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of Inspector General as well as sheriff’s offices in Harris, Montgomery, Orange, Tarrant, Atascosa and Waller Counties, police departments in Houston, Baytown, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Carrollton and Alvin, and district attorney’s Offices in Harris, Montgomery, Atascosa and Kaufman Counties.

The case is being prosecuted by David Karpel of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Hileman of the Southern District of Texas.

Source: Your Houston News

Bellona Avenue fire

Towson, MD — A recent fire that broke out at a Towson, Maryland residence Monday Morning (Oct. 1,2012) has been ruled an arson by the Baltimore County Police Department’s arson squad, who continue to investigate. The fire happened on Bellona Avenue. A fire-fighter fell threw a floor while trying to put out the flames. He came out uninjured.

The unknown culprits to the arson are suspected of also burglarizing the home and driving off in the victim’s 2006 Porsche Cayenne. License plate number to the vehicle is 584M126.

Authorities say an accelerant was used to start the fire, which was set-off in two different area’s of the home. It appears there were no witnesses around the area at the time the arsonist set the house on fire.

Please be on the look-out for the vehicle mentioned above.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this crime to please contact: Baltimore County PD Arson Squad  at 410-887-4870.

Parents Charged in Nationwide Child Pornography Investigation

PHOTO: Michelle Lee Freeman, 40, and her husband, Michael Serapis Freeman, 39

Michelle Lee Freeman, 40, and her husband, Michael Serapis Freeman, 39, surrendered to Salem police after the couple learned that an acquaintance had identified photos that had been provided to the media by ICE and shared by the public on social media sites. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office) – Click here for full article written and published by Abcnews.

Child molestor (pictured) still unidentified almost two months later.

ICE Homeand Security Investigations agents are still searching for a “Criminal Jane Doe” who produced child pornography videos of herself and a man engaging in sexual contact with two children (both girls.) One child is between the ages of 5 and 7, and the other was between 3 and 5 years old.

ICE agents made the discovery in Washington D.C. while investigating an unrelated child porn case back in August, 2012. They’ve been trying to identify her ever since. Media and Facebook hasn’t produced any answers as to who this woman could be but agents believe she lives somewhere in the United States. The photo(s) that have been provided by are still-shots from the video found.

This child-predator is described by HSI special agents as a Caucasian female, between the ages of 25 and 35 with a medium build, dark brown hair and blue eyes. She is also identifiable by a large mole on the back of her left thigh.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of ”Criminal Jane Doe”

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact authorities immediately. One can call the HSI Tip Line at 1-866-347-2423 or complete an online tip form at www.ICE.gov/tips.

Seattles Billboards Ask ''Who Killed Me?''

Article originally written and published by KVUE on 09/18/12 – Clicking the photo will link you to the source.

Seattle, Washington — A media campaign was launched Tuesday in an effort to bring in tips in 17 unsolved murders that occurred in Seattle since January 2010.

[VIEW THE LIST OF UNSOLVED MURDERS]
Some of the victims’ families attended the unveiling. “I think it could work, but it’s also really hard as a family to see your child’s picture up.” said Monica Wood, mother of murder victim Franklin Wood. Billboards and bus ads picture murder victim’s faces and ask “Who Killed Me?”

“They know who they are and they need to come forward cause we are in pain,” said Anne Williams, the great aunt of victim Desmond Jackson.

The campaign aims to break the no snitching culture that has impeded some murder investigations.  “Don’t Stay Silent,” the billboards say.
“People have a moral obligation to come forward,” Deputy Chief Nick Metz told those gathered at the launch.

The billboards feature the images of victims Danny Vega, Nicole Westbrook, and Desmond Jackson. Desmond’s mother, Marlo Williams, tearfully begged the public, “If there’s anybody with information that can help solve Desmond’s case, please, please come forward.”