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Old 06-30-2005, 11:51 AM
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OR - Matel Zachery Sanchez, 4, Milwaukie, 2005

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Search Resumes for Missing Four-Year-Old Boy

June 29, 2005

- By KATU Web Staff
MILWAUKIE, Ore. - Detectives and members of the Clackamas County Search and Rescue team are searching a wooded area in Milwaukie for a missing 4-year-old boy.

Zachery Sanchez Matel disappeared around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday from his home on Southeast 97th and Daphne.

Matal was wearing black jeans, a short sleeve black and gray t-shirt and brown sandals. He is about three-feet-tall and weighs about 45 pounds.

At first, the family thought Matel might have gone out with his grandmother, but when the grandmother returned, she said she knew nothing of the boy's whereabouts.
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Old 06-30-2005, 12:51 PM
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He is so adorable!!!
Prayers that he will be found safe!!!!
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Old 06-30-2005, 12:56 PM
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Oh my. Their weather is similar to mine and it is COLD at night. It seems like they would have found some indication if he had just wandered off. I'm thinking it's ANOTHER abduction.
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Old 06-30-2005, 01:09 PM
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Search Resumes for Missing Four-Year-Old Boy

June 29, 2005

- By KATU Web Staff
MILWAUKIE, Ore. - Detectives and members of the Clackamas County Search and Rescue team are searching a wooded area in Milwaukie for a missing 4-year-old boy.

Zachery Sanchez Matel disappeared around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday from his home on Southeast 97th and Daphne.

Matal was wearing black jeans, a short sleeve black and gray t-shirt and brown sandals. He is about three-feet-tall and weighs about 45 pounds.

At first, the family thought Matel might have gone out with his grandmother, but when the grandmother returned, she said she knew nothing of the boy's whereabouts.
Oh no not again.. My prayers are with them..Let's all pray that this little guy has a good outcome he is found safe and sound... There is too much of this lately.
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Old 06-30-2005, 02:58 PM
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Oh no....they children just don't seem to be safe these days. I hope and pray he is OK and just lost in the woods somewhere. Please God do not let him have drowned or been abducted
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Old 06-30-2005, 04:43 PM
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Police think car may bring clues in Milwaukie boy's disappearance

Matel Zachery Sanchez was last seen at 3 p.m., Wednesday in his family's home at 6912 SE Daphne Court. The search began a few hours later, after family members realized no one knew where he was.

Thursday morning, investigators put out a call for help finding a 2000 or newer green compact car that was seen on the street near Matel's home, around the time he disappeared. Milwaukie police officer Kevin Krebs said the car may be similar to a Ford Escort and investigators want to question the driver.

“We’re looking at all avenues, all leads, and exploring those fully... we don't know exactly what the vehicle's relationship is to this particular case,” Krebs said. “Time is always a factor that works against us. So time is of the essence.”

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Old 06-30-2005, 05:29 PM
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Car Towed From Scene Of Massive Search

June 30, 2005

- By KATU Web Staff
MILWAUKIE, Ore. - A new development has surfaced in the search for a missing 4-year-old boy, raising more questions about what might have happened to the child.

Zachary Sanchez Matel disappeared around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday from his home on Southeast 69th and Daphne, prompting a massive search effort.

On Thursday, an older model Nissan Sentra was towed away with a crime scene investigation van following behind.

Investigators have not revealed why they decided to take a closer look at the car, which the missing boy's grandmother had been driving on Wednesday.



As for the search for the young boy, an Army National Guard helicopter was being used to try to spot Matel from the air and the FBI was called in to help as well.

The Milwaukie Police Department has established a tip line for anyone with information concerning the boy's disappearance. The number is (503) 786-7492.

Matel was wearing black jeans, a short sleeve black and gray t-shirt and brown sandals. He is about 3 feet tall and weighs about 45 pounds.

Investigators are also asking anyone who may have seen a 2000-model year or newer green compact car in the area of the disappearance to call the tip line. The car may be similar to a Ford Escort.

All residents within a two-mile radius are encouraged to check their homes, vehicles and property for any sign of Matel.
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:41 PM
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Car Towed From Scene Of Massive Search

June 30, 2005

- By KATU Web Staff
MILWAUKIE, Ore. - A new development has surfaced in the search for a missing 4-year-old boy, raising more questions about what might have happened to the child.

Zachary Sanchez Matel disappeared around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday from his home on Southeast 69th and Daphne, prompting a massive search effort.

On Thursday, an older model Nissan Sentra was towed away with a crime scene investigation van following behind.

Investigators have not revealed why they decided to take a closer look at the car, which the missing boy's grandmother had been driving on Wednesday.



As for the search for the young boy, an Army National Guard helicopter was being used to try to spot Matel from the air and the FBI was called in to help as well.

The Milwaukie Police Department has established a tip line for anyone with information concerning the boy's disappearance. The number is (503) 786-7492.

Matel was wearing black jeans, a short sleeve black and gray t-shirt and brown sandals. He is about 3 feet tall and weighs about 45 pounds.

Investigators are also asking anyone who may have seen a 2000-model year or newer green compact car in the area of the disappearance to call the tip line. The car may be similar to a Ford Escort.

All residents within a two-mile radius are encouraged to check their homes, vehicles and property for any sign of Matel.
"Investigators have not revealed why they decided to take a closer look at the car, which the missing boy's grandmother had been driving on Wednesday."

This does not sound good to me..
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:38 AM
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4 Yr Old Missing in Oregon!

Prayers are asked for a little 4 yr old boy that went missing in Milwaukee, OR on Wed. June 29th at 3:00pm. His mom took a shower and when she got out he was gone. The grandmother lives with them too and the mom thought he'd gone with his grandmother somewhere. But when the grandmother arrived at 6:30pm the boy was NOT with her.
A big search has been going on since then and is still going on. (My son is a Search & Rescue Explorer and was called to this search.... he is out of town though and did not go).

His name is Matel Zachery Sanchez and he is only 4 yrs old.
Please pray for his safe return. Time is of the essence!
They have no suspects at this time although they have not ruled anyone out.
They impounded the grandmother's car today. Although they said this is routine. (?)
They also said that a green car - model 2000 or newer - possibly a Ford Escort - was seen in the cul-de-sac around the time of the disappearance. They do not know if this car is involved or not.

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Old 07-01-2005, 12:56 AM
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My prayers are being sent your way....I hope this little boy is found safe & sound and can be back in his mommy's arms right away.

Thanks for passing on the info and please keep us informed of any news from your area.
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:01 AM
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I just realized that there is another thread on this little guy....

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25555

maybe a moderator can move this one?
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:19 AM
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"Investigators have not revealed why they decided to take a closer look at the car, which the missing boy's grandmother had been driving on Wednesday."

This does not sound good to me..
Not to me either, Sharon. Grandparents used to be a child's security but now some grandparents are the druggies of the 60's who never gave it up and are totally OFF to start with. Prayers for the little boy.
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Old 07-01-2005, 11:07 AM
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We added Zachery to our front page. It took me a few minutes to change the database for the best way to include him. If anyone has additional info for contact information please let me know so I can update.

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Zachery is just below Brianna Lopez.
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Old 07-01-2005, 11:35 AM
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Matal Zachary Sanchez

Is the name listed from his poster on NCMEC.
very confusing as the media has given a few different names.

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Old 07-01-2005, 12:05 PM
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Is the name listed from his poster on NCMEC.
very confusing as the media has given a few different names.

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I just did call the tip line to get an exact confirmation as the article has Matel spelled Matal also.

His first Name is Matel, they are not sure as to his middle name, and last name is Sanchez so the poster at NCMEC is correct.
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:42 PM
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Thank you

Thank you for calling, I appreciate that very much.

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Old 07-01-2005, 12:50 PM
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Police getting tips in case of missing Milwaukie boy

7/1/2005
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MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) — Police said Friday they have received some 125 tips into the disappearance of a 4-year-old boy who vanished from his home and that those are the basis for many areas now being searched.

Matel Zachery Sanchez was last seen about 3 p.m. Wednesday, said Officer Kevin Krebs, spokesman for the Milwaukie Police Department.

Krebs asked for the public's help in tracking the car of Sanchez' grandmother, which was towed from the boy's house on Thursday. He said investigators are especially interested in where the car was Wednesday afternoon.

The tan 1992 Nissan Sentra was removed as a normal part of the investigation, he said.

Krebs declined to go into specifics of the investigation. "We haven't closed any doors. All avenues are open," he said.

Krebs said police have talked to all family members and that they are being cooperative.

There is a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the boy's location, he said.

From 60-70 people searched a 2-mile radius from the boy's home on Thursday. Krebs said he did not know for sure how many people were searching on Friday.

An Oregon Army National Guard helicopter in the search is equipped with microwave gear that can transmit what it sees to crews on the ground.

The boy, who lives with his mother and grandmother, was reported missing at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police initially thought Matel might be with the grandmother, who had gone on an errand, but the boy was not with her when she returned home at about 6:30 p.m.

His mother was in another room in the house when the grandmother went on the errand.

Krebs said an Amber Alert has not been issued because authorities lack some required information, such as details about a possible suspect.

Police said they would like to contact the owner of a small, green late-model sedan seen in the area.

"There is no one under suspicion," Krebs said. He added, however, that nothing is being ruled out.

The boy's parents have not released a statement.

A grid search was started at the home Wednesday and expanded outward to areas of forest and heavy underbrush near the boy's home.

Krebs said there had been no reports of suspicious characters in the neighborhood. The boy's father does not live in the home, but he went there Wednesday after being alerted to his son's disappearance.

Krebs said he was not aware of any custody issues involving the family.

Matel, who has a 1-year-old sister, was last seen wearing black jeans, a black-and-gray T-shirt and brown sandals. He's 3 feet tall and weighs 45 pounds.

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Old 07-01-2005, 01:13 PM
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We live in the Portland area here and this is a top news story.
(In fact, our son is a Search & Rescue Explorer and was called in to this search. He is out of town and was not abvailable to go. He'll go Sunday if they are still searching.) I may go and help search myself soon.

One of the news clips showed the grandmother arriving at the home getting out of her car and her shirt had what appeared to be blood all over the front of it. The t.v. news camera pointed this out and zoomed in on her shirt and said "take a look at that." But my husband noticed she had a cotton ball with tape on her arm as if she'd given blood and she'd bled from it. I haven't heard any more regarding this since. They have towed her car and CSI are analyzing it.
The police have said that they do not have any suspects at this time.
They are still looking for a green compact car - newer model - similar to a Ford Escort that was seen in the area around the time he went missing. Might be nothing - might be connected. They just don't know at this time.
Let's keep praying for this little guy. It breaks my heart.
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:55 PM
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Last seen on Wednesday, today is marking 48 hours. Any new developments? Mom has a 1yo, as well? Same father? Just wondering...
Praying for this little one.
Scared for his well-being.
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Old 07-01-2005, 05:23 PM
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Last seen on Wednesday, today is marking 48 hours. Any new developments? Mom has a 1yo, as well? Same father? Just wondering...
Praying for this little one.
Scared for his well-being.
They have now towed 2 additional family vehicles for analysis in this case - in addition to the grandmother's car they towed yesterday.
This is starting to smell of a familial crime.
The father gave a heartfelt plea in a press conference this afternoon. First time the family has spoken.
They have not released the name of the grandmother but I heard on our local news yesterday that she is 42 yrs old.
Also, one of the 2 additional family cars they towed today resembles the green car of interest they've been mentioning the past 3 days. Interesting.
They are still searching for little Matel. I pray they find him.
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Old 07-01-2005, 07:33 PM
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July 1, 2005
Additional Reward Offered To Find Missing Boy

By KATU Web Staff
MILWAUKIE, Ore. - With the search for a 4-year-old Milwaukie boy stretching into the holiday weekend, an additional reward is being offered to help find the missing child.

The Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of 4-year-old Matal Zachary Sanchez, who disappeared Wednesday afternoon.

The new reward is in addition to a $1,000 reward being offered by Crime Stoppers. Anyone with information on the boy's disappearance is urged to call the tip line at (503) 786-7492.

Earlier on Friday, the boy's mother and stepfather issued a tearful plea for help finding the young boy.

Meanwhile, police are focusing their investigation on a car driven by the child's step-grandmother and are also asking the public to come forward if they have information about the whereabouts of the vehicle on the day the boy disappeared.

Matal Zachary Sanchez disappeared around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday from his home on Southeast 69th and Daphne, prompting a massive search effort that has so far not turned up any signs of the boy.

However, new developments over the course of the investigation raise questions about what might have happened to the boy.

On Thursday, an older model Nissan Sentra was towed away with a crime scene investigation van following behind.

"The grandmother took the car that afternoon and was gone in the car for a short period of time, a two hour time frame, and then came home," said Officer Kevin Krebs with the Milwaukie Police Department. "So we are trying to find out if the public can help us out in trying to determine the whereabouts of that car or the activity of that car during that time frame."

KATU has learned that the woman being referred to as Matal's "grandmother" is actually his step-grandmother, not his biological grandmother.

Police have interviewed the step-grandmother, who they say is being cooperative, but they are not commenting on red stains that were clearly visible on her shirt when she returned to the family home on Wednesday.

She is not considered a suspect, but police say they do want to know where her car was between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday when the boy disappeared.

The car is described as a grey 1992 Nissan Sentra with Oregon license plate SNN 281. Anyone with information is urged to call the tip line at (503) 786-7492.

Also on Friday, a state police forensics team arrived at the boy's home and started to photograph the outside of the house, the yard and other vehicles. They also appeared to be taking measurements and doing other tests. Police would not comment on what exactly investigators were looking for.

Matal was wearing black jeans, a short sleeve black and gray t-shirt and brown sandals when he was last seen. He is about 3 feet tall and weighs about 45 pounds.
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:26 PM
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Nancy Grace focused on this case tonight for quite awhile.
This afternoon a park in a neighboring city of Gladstone was cordoned off and Search & Rescue Explorers searched that park for hours. Some were seen carrying shovels. They have now opened the park back up and are not saying why they chose that park to close off and search other than they have been "following up on a lot of tips" in this case.

I also just heard on our local news here in Oregon that the step-grandmother (her name is Chris Kauffman - not sure of exact spelling at this time) was reported to have been suicidal with the break-up of her marriage sometime ago. Didn't say exactly how long ago that was but seemed to imply it wasn't that long ago.

They truly seem to be focusing on the step-grandmother as time goes by.
They have returned the other 2 family vehicles they towed away earlier today - but have NOT returned the step-grandmother's car which was towed away yesterday.

They said that tomorrow the "Search & Rescue" effort may turn into a criminal investigation. Whatever that means. Usually they say it will be a "recovery" effort.
We'll see.
Wish my son was home to fill me in on the inside info (as much as he can) of the case! His team is out there in the thick of it. If the search is still on after the weekend he'll be involved.
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Old 07-02-2005, 01:05 AM
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What an adorable little boy, I was in tears watching the mom and step dad. I really really hope the grandmother did not do anything to him. So tired of hearing this stuff.
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Old 07-02-2005, 01:27 AM
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Neighbors, volunteers and police searched into the evening Thursday for a 4-year-old boy who disappeared from his home Wednesday afternoon.

Aided by the FBI and a helicopter from the Oregon Army National Guard, teams performed a grid search Thursday, starting from the boy's house, said Officer Kevin Krebs, Milwaukie Police Department spokesman.

The search began Wednesday night. As the search progressed Thursday, the zone was expanded to a 2-mile radius, based on estimates of how far the boy might have wandered. "This is a very active boy," Krebs said. "He likes to get out. He likes to run around."

In a news conference held 24 hours after the boy disappeared, Krebs noted that "time is a very critical factor in this type of case."

At midday, police took custody of a tan 1991 Nissan Sentra the boy's grandmother had driven the day before, but Krebs said that was a normal part of the investigation.

Asked if the grandmother or other members of family were under suspicion, Krebs said: "We're not ruling out anything at this time." He added, "There is no one under suspicion."

Krebs said he was not aware of custody issues involving the family but confirmed that the father "is not in the home."

All family members have been interviewed, he said.

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Old 07-02-2005, 01:31 AM
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The tan, Nissan Sentra has remained parked near the home since Wednesday night and police decided to tow it from the scene Thursday to take a closer look, Krebs said.

“The grandmother is not at this time a suspect and the car removal was a normal part of the investigation,” he explained.

Reporters asked if they could talk to the boy's family during a news briefing Thursday morning, but Krebs said no, because it could interfere with the investigation. Names of Matel's mother, father and grandmother have not been released.

Also during that briefing, Krebs called on the public to help police find a second vehicle -- a 2000 or newer, green, compact car, possibly a Ford Escort -- that was also seen on the street near Matel's home around the time he disappeared.

http://www.kgw.com/news-local/storie....5b36d892.html
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