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    Leticia Hernandez

    Quote Originally Posted by MrLucky917 View Post
    How close to Amber was Leticia found? From the discripition it could be the same area

    Leticia Hernandez abduction case - Sitcoms Online Message Boards
    Sorry if this goes off-topic but I couldn't find a thread dedicated to discussing the Leticia Hernandez case specifically. I remember seeing this on TV in the late 80's. I myself was 10 at the time and remember the reports of sightings across the nation along Interstate 10 and then her body being found 15 months later right near where Amber's has now been located.

    Was there ever a definitive answer as to whether those sightings were decoys or coincidences or if her abductors indeed did get her cross country, bring her back, and bury her nearby? I know her killers have not been found so this may be purely speculation.

    I also realize technology wasn't at the caliber that we have now, but it's so odd that there was report after report of seeing her and then always being just a split second too late, as if they would vanish into thin air. It was harder for information to be communicated and as a result act on reported sightings or tips.

    With that said I do recall that these sightings only lasted for 3 months, and it was determined that she had been killed between 3 and 12 months of her abduction, so the window of opportunity was there to transport her across the south and then potentially bring her back.

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    I too was looking up the Leticia Hernandez case yesterday. I was in junior high school at the time, so I do remember it, but I had forgotten the details. Maybe there should be a forum about the case. However, I don't know if there is still enough information out there to really discuss very much. It does bother me that it has never been solved, however.

    I think I always assumed that the cross-country sightings were just wishful thinking on the part of people who wanted to be helpful (or who wanted attention).

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    REGION: Police probing other missing person cases across North County

    http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sd...ad22aa26d.html

    Missing from North County
    The California Office of the Attorney General lists 88 missing people in San Diego County. A wide range of categories is used to describe their vanishing, from "stranger abduction" to "runaway juvenile" to "unknown circumstances."
    Last edited by Nancy2441; 03-10-2010 at 02:33 PM.

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    Does anyone know if this girl is still missing, Whitney Rose Trottier, misssing from Chino, last seen 11/8/09, age 15? I can't find anything form the Charley Project, just this from the CA DOJ.

    http://dojapp.doj.ca.gov/missing/det...=4380931300399

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    Here's another one listed as runaway from Yucaipa:
    Samantha Goodwin, age 15, last seen 2007:

    http://dojapp.doj.ca.gov/missing/det...=4360716300216

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    Serena Marisa Tiscareno (and her sister Denise) last seen August 09, Montclair, CA. Ages 17 and 15.

    http://dojapp.doj.ca.gov/missing/det...=4410924000262

    All these gals are listed as runaways, but who knows who they might have RUN INTO! I am assuming they are all still unaccounted for or the would have been removed from the DOJ website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joicetti View Post
    Sorry if this goes off-topic but I couldn't find a thread dedicated to discussing the Leticia Hernandez case specifically. I remember seeing this on TV in the late 80's. I myself was 10 at the time and remember the reports of sightings across the nation along Interstate 10 and then her body being found 15 months later right near where Amber's has now been located.

    Was there ever a definitive answer as to whether those sightings were decoys or coincidences or if her abductors indeed did get her cross country, bring her back, and bury her nearby? I know her killers have not been found so this may be purely speculation.

    I also realize technology wasn't at the caliber that we have now, but it's so odd that there was report after report of seeing her and then always being just a split second too late, as if they would vanish into thin air. It was harder for information to be communicated and as a result act on reported sightings or tips.

    With that said I do recall that these sightings only lasted for 3 months, and it was determined that she had been killed between 3 and 12 months of her abduction, so the window of opportunity was there to transport her across the south and then potentially bring her back.
    This is my opinion only. I think those sightings may have been of girls who resembled the girl, but not the girl herself. There are a lot of Hispanics where the "sightings" had been reported.

    Apparently by where the body was found, she never left the area. I doubt anyone would parade her across the country with police looking for her, and then bring her back to the area.

    One thing I found odd while reading about her case is the description of a marroon truck..??

    OT, but...

    I think that in some of the missing children cases, the perpetrator is easily recognizable. The problem is that there is not much tangible evidence to file charges against them.

    Examples:

    The Mellon case, the 13-year old girl who disappeared while the step-dad went to walk the dog in 20 degree weather in the middle of the afternoon the day she stayed home sick from school. She disappeared wearing bed clothes, fuzzy slippers and... a blue blanket... !?! She wrote in dairy of molestation prior to her disappearance.

    The case of Jahi M. Jones, the 2-year old boy who vanished in a park while his step-dad went to get a coke and left the kid unattended for what he says was 15 minutes. He detailed the boy as being "listless" and he hoped the boy would forgive him for a "transgression." There was no proof that he was even at the park that day, the step-dad had no stroller (his apartment being 1 mile from the park,) and similar type of playground equipment was available at his apt. complex.

    I hope that with the advent of DNA technology, that most of the missing children cases still without resolution will be solved, to the surprise of those who have gotten away with murder and swear they will never be found out.

    GROW...

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    Maybe someone with map skills can put pushpins were these young girls went missing from and show JAG's residences in a different color push pin. It would be interesting to see if there was some sort of pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billylee View Post
    Maybe someone with map skills can put pushpins were these young girls went missing from and show JAG's residences in a different color push pin. It would be interesting to see if there was some sort of pattern.
    Are you talking about the ones from San Diego County, or all the ones you posted?

    Because the others that you posted really aren't in the area that would seem to be JAG's comfort zone - the cities he travelled between (Lake Elsinore and Rancho Bernardo/San Diego) - or anything in between those areas.

    I did look at the SD County list, but only a handful are teens and recent within the range that would seem to even possibly be JAG, and nearly all of those are males.

    I think what would be more worth looking at would be all the attempted abductions reported in that same corridor over the last years since JAG has been out of jail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TravelingBug View Post
    Are you talking about the ones from San Diego County, or all the ones you posted?

    Because the others that you posted really aren't in the area that would seem to be JAG's comfort zone - the cities he travelled between (Lake Elsinore and Rancho Bernardo/San Diego) - or anything in between those areas.

    I did look at the SD County list, but only a handful are teens and recent within the range that would seem to even possibly be JAG, and nearly all of those are males.

    I think what would be more worth looking at would be all the attempted abductions reported in that same corridor over the last years since JAG has been out of jail.
    JAG was on a GPS monitoring device until his probation ended so I think that's when the search should start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalSleuth View Post
    JAG was on a GPS monitoring device until his probation ended so I think that's when the search should start.
    Good thinking. September 26, 2008.
    GROW...

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    From what I understand, JAG was living in several counties (simultaneously) . There just seems to be a lot of girls between the ages of 14-17 missing within a certain radius of his "residences". But I'm not that familiar with that area. I have a daughter and preteen grandchildren that now live in Murietta; the case is now showing a possible connection to the attempted abductions near there and so is hitting home even more. I think if we could mark all missing teen girls within a certain radius of JAG's known residences, His, Grandma's, Parents' or anywhere else it may come up that he was hanging his hat; then just perhaps a pattern would appear? Considering from where he went to high school (and had his first altercation with the law), how far do you think we should look in a radius? Freeway access is everywhere, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalSleuth View Post
    JAG was on a GPS monitoring device until his probation ended so I think that's when the search should start.
    Yeah, and so was Phillip Garrido. Not trying to belittle your comment at all, SoCal, just trying to say this guy was checked by Escondido PD more than others (eight times last year) and he was somehow still "flying under the radar"! I think we need to lower the radar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billylee View Post
    From what I understand, JAG was living in several counties (simultaneously) . There just seems to be a lot of girls between the ages of 14-17 missing within a certain radius of his "residences". But I'm not that familiar with that area. I have a daughter and preteen grandchildren that now live in Murietta; the case is now showing a possible connection to the attempted abductions near there and so is hitting home even more. I think if we could mark all missing teen girls within a certain radius of JAG's known residences, His, Grandma's, Parents' or anywhere else it may come up that he was hanging his hat; then just perhaps a pattern would appear? Considering from where he went to high school (and had his first altercation with the law), how far do you think we should look in a radius? Freeway access is everywhere, no?
    Billylee - looking at other threads on JAG : he drove 2 different black cars, a white truck, and a gold Pontiac that we know of so far!!! LE found recovered the truck form the person who bought it, the gold Pontiac was found in a junk yard, and the 2 black cars belonged to his girlfriend.

    Many moves, different MO's, different cars, different looks, a gun, a knife! So when you are looking for possible victims seems important to keep the above in mind. And all this is only what we know at this point. Yikes!!! MOO
    Please think long and hard before calling a child a 'run-a-way':
    You might be giving a 'perk' to the 'perp'.


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