07-17-2010, 09:45 AM #1
FL - Brittany Jeniveve Tavar, 45, North Beach, 6 July 2010
45-Year-Old Woman Reported Missing
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office are looking for a woman who hasn't been heard from in two weeks.
Friends and family last heard from Brittany Jeniveve Tavar, 45, around noon July 6.
She is described as a white female, 5-feet, 7-inches tall, 120 pounds with green eyes and blonde hair. A 2004 dark blue Toyota Rav4 also is missing from her home, which is in the 100 block of South Beach Drive in the North Beach area.
A close friend said her disappearance is unusual since she has numerous pets to care for.
Tavar may be with a 26-year old male, possibly named Joe.
Anyone with information about either person should contact detectives George Harrigan or Charles Brantley of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office at (904) 824-8304.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 10-18-2010 at 06:11 PM.
07-17-2010, 03:50 PM #2
This article shows a picture of "Joe."
In an internet search, I saw that her real estate license was recently renewed.
This lady lives on the barrier island where I live, only a few short miles north. I think the name of her small community/development might be North Beach.
Leaving the pets at home unattended for over a week is not a good sign.
Last edited by Spyglass; 07-17-2010 at 03:51 PM. Reason: typo
07-19-2010, 02:52 PM #3
Missing woman: National search for person of interest
Last Update: 2:21 pm
A 26-year old transient is being sought nationwide as a person of interest in connection with the disappearance of a 45-year old St. Johns County woman earlier this month. An arrest warrant has been issued for the subject, identified as Joseph Dean Roberts, 26, no address on a charge of grand theft auto. He is also a person of interest into the disappearance of 45-year old Brittany Jeniveve Tavar. She was last heard from at 12 p.m. on July 6 by a close friend.
The investigation has revealed that one of the victim’s dogs was located in Hopkins, South Carolina on July 10 at 4 p.m. A witness spotted the dog chasing a vehicle and took it to a local Veterinarian. A micro chip was scanned that identified the victim as the dog’s owner. The following day, a police officer at the Evanston Police Department in Wyoming, conducted a traffic stop on the victim’s vehicle. At the time, she had not been reported missing and the suspect, who was driving, was given a verbal warning for excessive speed. The victim was not in the vehicle at that time.A Nationwide alert has been issued for the suspect and the victim as the investigation continues. In addition, the victim’s family has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Roberts.
07-19-2010, 03:09 PM #4
St. John's County Sheriffs Office
19 July 2010
Picture of Joseph Dean Roberts
07-19-2010, 07:51 PM #5
Dog of Brittany Tavar Found in Richland County, SC
Tony Santaella James Gilbert
Created: 7/19/2010 3:41:44 PM
Updated: 7/19/2010 7:00:20 PM
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL (First Coast News) -- The manhunt for the suspect believed to be behind the disappearance of a missing Florida woman has spread across the nation as evidence continues coming in.
07-20-2010, 09:22 AM #6
Brittany Tavar, 45, had history of scrapes
Posted: July 20, 2010 - 12:31am
Neighbors told St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputies that Roberts said he was Tavar’s nephew. But they were mum Monday on Tavar, a self-employed woman with a Serenata Beach Club membership and a history of civil and legal scrapes.
07-20-2010, 12:43 PM #7
Person Of Interest Named In Woman's Disappearance
POSTED: 11:22 am EDT July 20, 2010
UPDATED: 11:56 am EDT July 20, 2010
"We don't have any concrete information or evidence or eyewitness accounts that state something has happened to this individual, but at this point in time, given the circumstances, a reasonable person would have their awareness level raised, and ours certainly is at this point in time," Mulligan said."We don't know what his involvement is in this case, but we do know that he was seen, obviously, with her vehicle, her not in the vehicle, and he was the last person seen around her, so he's an individual we want to talk to," Mulligan said.
Police said that people close to Tavar said Roberts had been living with her two weeks prior to the date of her disappearance, and said Tavar met Roberts at a bookstore.
07-20-2010, 02:40 PM #8
Second Dog Belonging to Missing St. Johns County Woman Found in SC
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The second dog has been recovered as police across the country continue searching for a missing woman and the man they believe took her.
Brittany Jeniveve Tavar was reported missing from her home near Vilano Beach July 16, but was last seen July 6.
She has two dogs, one of which was found in Hopkins, South Carolina on July 10.
Today, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the other dog, Bichon Frise, was reported found, also in Hopkins.
The people who found the dog said they found the dog on a roadway and were holding onto it for safe keeping.
When they learned about the other dog found nearby and its connection to a missing person, they took the dog to a vet, who scanned the dog's microchip and found it too belongs to Tavar.
07-20-2010, 05:04 PM #9
By Jeff Hess @ July 20, 2010 4:35 PM
Tavar's sister, Patricia Bellamah, said Tavar was supposed to go to court to get an injunction against a neighbor following a domestic violence dispute. But she never made it.
"We don't have any doubt that this is the result of foul play," Bellamah said, "(She) is not the kind of person that would spontaneously disappear. She had a court hearing the next day that was very important to her. She's normally in phone contact with friends on a daily basis. Her cell phone has been turned off. She's missed meetings with friends and didn't call them. This is not her behavior."
A routine search of a nearby retention pond did not reveal any new clues. The US Marshals are involved in the search in addition to police in other states.The reason we want this investigation to go on is because we want to believe (Tavar) will be found. So I desperately want to believe she will be found. But ... what I think is highly improbable is that somehow (she) voluntarily took off. That I discount completely. That's not a possibility," Bellamah said
07-21-2010, 01:58 PM #10
Timeline so far:
June (??) - BT meets Joe (JR) at a Barnes & Noble bookstore.
late June (??) - Joe begins staying at BT's house.
July 2 - BT told her boyfriend that her "nephew" was coming to stay. That was the last time he spoke to her.
July 6 - BT attended neighborhood party with Joe. He introduced himself as her "nephew". This was the last time anyone had contact with BT.
July 7 - BT was to attend a hearing at court. She didn't show.
July 9 - landscapers see JR walking BT's dogs.
July 10 - Two of BT's dogs were found wandering around the Hopkins/Richland Co. area of South Carolina (near Columbia).
July 11 - JR stopped for speeding in Evanston, Wyoming. He was driving BT's Rav4. (Evanston WY is 2000 miles from Hopkins, Richland SC -- or approximately 32 hours of straight driving.)
July 11 - Friends enter BT's house to find lights on, AC blasting, cats in house with lots of food.
July 11 - 12 hours after being pulled over in Wyoming, JR stops at Walmart in Ontario, Oregon. Buys tent, t-shirt and shorts.
July 19 -- Joseph Dean Roberts is named a Person of Interest in the disappearance of Brittany Jeniveve Tavar.
Last edited by Snoopster; 07-21-2010 at 09:53 PM. Reason: Events added.
07-21-2010, 04:44 PM #11
Missing St. Johns Woman Brittany Tavar's Family Did Not Know Her Boarder
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Brittany Tavar is athletic, artistic, and creative - and not necessarily a candidate for running off, her sister said today.
Patricia Bellamah, Tavar's sister, said a friend of Tavar called the family to let them know she had not heard from Tavar, 45, in days and that Tavar had "taken a young boarder into her home."
She had only known him for a couple of weeks, the friend said. "The family did not know a thing about him."Bellamah said her sister's cell phone has been turned off and her ATM card has not been used since she disappeared.
07-21-2010, 04:47 PM #12
(12 hours from the stop in Wyoming on July 11)
Over 12 hours later, Roberts was seen in a Walmart in Ontario, Oregon. He bought a tent, a vintage-style black T-shirt and tan cargo shorts wearing a dark colored T-shirt and tan colored shorts.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 07-21-2010 at 06:47 PM. Reason: Added link for video snapshot in Oregon - dated 7/11/2010
07-21-2010, 09:51 PM #13
07-21-2010, 10:30 PM #14
07-21-2010, 10:30 PM #15
So what exactly do we have here? He has money obviously.
Do we know anything about this guy, like where hes from, etc.
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