More than 600,000 men, women and children are reported missing in the United States each year.
Please take a few moments to read the stories of this week's missing people. If you recognize one of them, help end a family's uncertainty by contacting the appropriate law enforcement agency.
Typically someone, somewhere knows or sees something that could help law enforcement recover a missing person. And whether you realize it or not, that someone could be you.
Authorities in Chicago, Ill., are seeking the public's help in locating 16-year-old Hannah Andrzejewski. According to Lisle Patch
, Andrzejewski left her home on the afternoon of Oct. 21. She was last seen later that day near Chicago's Midway Airport. The teen is described as 130 pounds and 5 feet 5 inches tall. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She is possibly wearing a black and white striped sweatshirt, gray yoga pants and a Chicago Blackhawks baseball hat. Anyone with information on Andrzejewski's whereabouts is asked to contact the Lisle Police Department at (630) 271-4200.
San Gabriel Police Department
Destiny Beasley, 12, of San Gabriel Valley, Calif., was last seen on Oct. 23, when she left Janson Elementary School in Rosemead. Beasley's parents reported her missing when she did not return home. According to police, Beasley was disciplined at school on the day of her disappearance and may be concerned about returning home to face consequences. The young girl is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 130 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing her school uniform -- a dark blue polo shirt and dark blue short pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Gabriel Police Department at (626) 308-2828.
Twenty-seven-year-old Kelly Dwyer, of Milwaukee, Wis., was reported missing on Oct. 12, after she missed her shift at Lululemon in Milwaukee. According to the Journal Sentinel
, Dwyer's boyfriend, Kris Zocco, 38, of Milwaukee, admitted snorting cocaine with her on Oct. 10. Investigators believe he was the last person to have contact with her. Zocco, who is vice president and chief information officer for Milwaukee-based TRC Global Solutions, was arrested on Oct. 17 and charged with several drug related offenses, including: possession with Intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Zocco has since been released on $5,000 bond. He has not been charged in connection with Dwyer's disappearance. Dwyer is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a medium build. She has brown hair. Anyone with information is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 935-7405.
Sandia Pueblo Tribal Police Department
Andrew Gonzales, 17, of Sandia Pueblo, a Native American reservation in the eastern Rio Grande Rift of central N.M., was last seen on Oct. 23. No additional details about his disappearance have been released. Gonzales is described as 150 pounds and 5 feet 6 inches tall. He has brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a white jacket, blue jeans and white shoes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sandia Pueblo Tribal Police Department at (505) 890-1428.
Tallahassee Police Department
Talesa Green, of Tallahassee, Fla., has been missing since Oct. 23. The 14-year-old was last seen in the area of Blountstown Street. Authorities have released no additional information on Green's disappearance. The teen is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 606-5800.
Copperas Cove Police Department
Authorities in Copperas Cove, Texas, are trying to locate two-year-old Milania Myers. According to the Killeen Daily Herald
, the child was last seen on Oct. 23, when she was taken from her grandparents, who have custody, by her mother, Katherine Ann Myers. Authorities said the pair could be traveling to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but their mode of transportation is unknown. Milania Myers is described as 2 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs 30 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Katherine Myers is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information about mother or daughter's whereabouts is asked to contact the Copperas Cove Police Department at (254) 547-8222.
Oct. 12 was the last time family members saw 15-year-old Andrea Robertson, of Laurel, Ind. According to the Greensburg Daily News
, Robertson was last seen leaving her residence to visit a friend for an overnight visit. The teen never arrived and when questioned, the friend knew nothing about Robertson's plans to stay over. She is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. She has short brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at (765) 698-4198 or the Franklin County Sheriff's Department at (765) 647-4138.
Garland Police Department
The Dallas Morning News
reports that Texas police are trying to locate Hal Ticknor. The 82-year-old from Garland was last seen on Oct. 11, when he left his home while his wife was at work. Authorities say Ticknor stopped at a Denton-area gas station that day and asked for directions to Garland. The missing man's wife reportedly told police he has experienced bouts of dementia, which had gotten worse in the weeks leading up to his disappearance. Ticknor is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall and 170 pounds. He has silver hair and green eyes. In addition to Ticknor, authorities are trying to locate his 2007 silver-colored Chevrolet Equinox, with Texas license plate 599-SNC. Anyone with information on Hal Ticknor's whereabouts is asked to contact the Garland Police Department at (972) 205-1628 or the Texas Department of Public Safety at (512) 424-2208.
Walton County Sheriff's Office
Brandon Wagner, 17, of Panama City, Fla., was last seen on Oct. 1, by his uncle in the Freeport area. According to WMBB-TV
, the teen may be operating a white Mitsubishi vehicle. A description of Wagner has not been released. Anyone with information is asked to call the Walton County Sheriff's Office at (850) 892-8111.
Independence Police Department
Authorities in Missouri are trying to locate 56-year-old Eric Zassalow. According to police, Zassalow was last seen on Oct. 21, when he left an Independence health facility to go to a convenience store. He never returned to the care facility and his current whereabouts are unknown. Authorities are concerned for the missing man's well-being because he suffers from diabetes and needs regular medication. Zassalow is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighs 165 pounds. He has grayish brown hair and wears black rimmed glasses. He was last seen wearing a blue and white jacket with red stripes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Independence Police Department at (816) 836-3600.
Brian W. Sullivan, of Churchville, N.Y., has been missing since July 2007. According to Sullivan's mother, Barbara Sullivan, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office contacted her on July 8, 2007, and told her that her son's car, a 1995 red Pontiac Sunfire, had been found abandoned at the end of a dead-end street in Gates, N.Y. His wallet and other personal effects were found on the front seat. A receipt found inside the vehicle indicated someone had purchased food from a Burger King Restaurant in Gates on July 8, 2007, at 5:38 a.m. No other clues have been found in the case. At the time of his disappearance, Brian Sullivan was 19 years old, 170 pounds and 5 feet 11 inches tall. He had black hair, a full beard and blue eyes. He went by the nickname "Sully." For more information, visit Helpfindbriansullivan.com/
. If you have information regarding Brian Sullivan's disappearance, please contact the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at (585) 753-4177.
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