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    MI - Ricky Holland, 7, Williamston, 1 July 2005

    http://www.freep.com/news/statewire/...1_20050705.htm

    7 year old boy missing for 4 days. He is bi-polar and has attention deficit. Authorities believe he ran away from home.

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    @Juliana

    If you can find a picture of him, I will place him on our site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvfc
    @Juliana

    If you can find a picture of him, I will place him on our site.

    There's a picture at this link. Sorry, I don't know how to copy and save the picture by itself.

    http://newscenter.ninn.org/modules.p...icle&sid=11737

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    Missing 7 yr old boy - Williamston, MI

    Here is a link to the local paper's latest article:

    http://lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article...WS01/507050332

    There's a picture there, but it's not a very good one.

    Ricky Holland has bipolar disorder and ADD. The authorities believe that he ran away (he has before). He took his backpack, but they don't believe he took his medications with him. Sadly, they're afraid he may have fallen into the river that runs through Williamston. Two experts from NCMEC arrived yesterday to assist.

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    From here :

    On Friday night, Lisa bought the movie "The Pacifier" because Ricky, a Vin Diesel fan, wanted to see it. They watched it together.

    The next morning Lisa went out to the store just before 8 a.m. She soon returned because she'd forgotten something. She asked Tim to get the children up and then left again.

    Tim knocked on Ricky's door and told him it was time to get up.

    "I probably should have opened the door and checked on him, but I trust him," Tim said.

    He was putting bread in the toaster when he stopped.

    "He was being too quiet," said Tim, who is in the armed forces.

    The first thing he saw when he walked into Ricky's first-floor bedroom was the open window.

    Next, he noticed the bed had been pushed up to the window - and Ricky's blue backpack was gone.

    "This is how this whole nightmare started, and that's what this is," Tim said.


    Can a 7-year-old push a bed against a window?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandab


    Can a 7-year-old push a bed against a window?
    It would depend on how heavy it was...I think I was probably pushing furniture around by the time I was 7.

    And is it just me or does anyone else get frustrated that they don't put better pictures out of a missing child (or adult for that matter)? I think EVERY parent should make sure they have current clear pictures of their child just in case...
    When the children cry let them know we tried 'Cause when the the children sing then the new world begins



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    I have added his picture with the news.

    I see the Amber Alert has been issued.


    This can be e-mailed
    http://nvfc.us/content/view/395/1/

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvfc
    I have added his picture with the news.

    It says Amber alert on the supplied photo. Could someone clarify?


    This can be e-mailed
    http://nvfc.us/content/view/395/1/
    In Michigan we can have Amber Alerts without witness or vehicles. That's why I was so confused that other states don't. If a child is missing here, it is usually an Amber Alert immediately. The downside is that online local news rarely posts photos of the child so if you miss regular news or do not get the paper, you can read the story online but not have a clue what the child looks like.

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    And on the third day of hundreds of volunteers and about 50 officers searching for Ricky, police said they were no closer to finding him.

    Two experts from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children arrived Monday to provide advice and help spread the word.

    Meanwhile, Ricky's parents, Tim and Lisa Holland, said the ordeal is taking its toll.

    If someone has Ricky, they pleaded, just drop him off where he can tell someone who he is.

    "If somebody's seen him," Tim said on the porch at their Douglas Road home, "please tell the sheriff's department."

    "Right now I feel numb," he said. "I feel like I have nothing left to give. All I have left is hope and prayer."

    http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art...1/1002/opinion

    Two experts from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children arrived Monday to help with the search for Ricky Holland.

    Joe Burgoon and Lee Manning both belong to the nonprofit organization's Team Adam. The 49 members of the team - mostly retired law enforcement agents - travel around the country assisting local authorities. The team is named after Adam Walsh, who was kidnapped and killed in the 1980s.

    "These guys bring experience to the scene," Ingham County Sheriff Chief Deputy Vicki Harrison said.

    "They also have resources and a network of people and organizations that are able to assist."

    http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art...0332/1001/news

    The search for a missing 7-year-old boy suspected of running away from home entered its fourth day Tuesday after police and hundreds of volunteers failed to find him over the holiday weekend.

    http://www.freep.com/news/latestnews...6_20050705.htm
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    He has been re-classified on the NVFC and this is new.

    http://nvfc.us/content/view/395/34/

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    I sure hope these footprints are a positive sign. I just hope they find him soon before some sicko does.

    http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art...WS01/507080331

    http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/05...B07-240704.htm

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    I was thinking about him yesterday...I do hope they find him soon. I have to wonder if he's with somene? Where is he sleeping? Imagine being 7 yrs old and out there on your own like this
    When the children cry let them know we tried 'Cause when the the children sing then the new world begins



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    Police call off search for Ricky Holland

    Investigators called off the ground search Sunday night, saying they thoroughly checked a more than one-mile radius and have come up empty.

    Ricky's parents are still asking people to be on the lookout.

    http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.a...8&nav=0RcebyLp
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    As they head into the ninth day of the search, police are struggling to find leads and keep searchers optimistic.

    A possible sighting at the Okemos Wal-Mart turned out to be another false alarm, and his parents pleaded again for anything that will bring Ricky back to them.

    "We're still hoping and praying that tomorrow will be the day he comes home," Tim Holland said Saturday night. "If somebody out there has him, please return him. Our family is not whole without him."

    Lisa Holland, barely able to talk through tears, urged anyone with even the smallest piece of information to call police.

    Police believe he ran away and may be resourceful enough to be eluding searchers, but they aren't ruling out the possibility that someone abducted him after he left home.

    Searchers found a second Welch's fruit snack wrapper, and police were determining whether it matches the box in the Hollands' home.

    A similar wrapper was found last week near M-52 and Haslett Road but could not conclusively be linked to Ricky, in part because police did not have his fingerprints for comparison.

    Authorities believe Ricky, the oldest of five children in the Holland home, packed fruit snacks and other items in his backpack before running away.

    The Michigan State Police forensics unit was working Saturday to collect Ricky's fingerprints at his home.

    http://www.wzzm13.com/news/news_arti...?storyid=41829
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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