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    OH - Emily Michelle Sawyer, 4, Toledo, 1 April 1988

    Missing Since: April 1, 1988 from Toledo, Ohio
    Classification: Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: April 6, 1983
    Age: 4 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'0, 45 - 50 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Emily may use the last names Sinkey, Cergoli and/or Cerogol.

    Details of Disappearance

    Emily was last seen in Toledo, Ohio on April 1, 1988. She has never been heard from again. She is believed to be with her non-custodial mother, Carol Melinda Sinkey Sawyer. Emily's father has custody of her. Photographs of Carol are unavailable. Her date of birth is September 3, 1954; she was 33 years old at the time of Emily's abduction. She may use the alias last names Cergoli, Cerogol and/or Sinkey. Additional vital statistics about her are unavailable.

    Carol and her ex-husband, Daniel Sawyer, divorced in 1985 and Daniel remarried. Carol subsequently told the family court that Daniel had molested Emily and demanded that his visitation rights be revoked, but a seven-month investigation turned up no evidence of abuse. Carol and Emily disappeared the day before the judge was expected to give custody of Emily to Daniel. Daniel later sued Carol's parents, John and Marian Sinkey, alleging they helped hide Emily and know her whereabouts. They deny this, and Daniel lost the lawsuit when it came to trial. The Sinkeys petitioned for custody of Emily after the child's abduction, but they were refused and custody of the child was given to Daniel.

    Emily and her mother may be being assisted in their flight by Children of the Underground, an organization that helps to hide women and children who claim to be being abused. Faye Yager, the purported leader of the group, has admitted to helping Emily and Carol after they initially disappeared. She is believed to have helped conceal other children, including Therese Vanderheiden-Walsh. A photograph of Yager is posted below this case summary. One of the workers for Children of the Underground claims Carol is now employed as a physical therapist and doing well with Emily.

    Lucas County, Ohio has issued a minor warrant for Emily's return. Her father is no longer actively searching for her, but her paternal grandparents still hope she will be found. Her whereabouts are unknown and her case is unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Toledo Police Department


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    Help needed in finding girl missing since 1988

    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children" is asking for help in finding a missing Toledo girl.

    Emily Michelle Sawyer disappeared back in 1988 and would be 28-years-old today. Police say she may be traveling with her mother.

    More: http://www.wtol.com/story/16625619/h...ing-since-1988

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Chicago burbs
    Emily's Charley Project page:


    I did a search and found an Emily Michelle with the same date of birth. Married surname. I can't find any pictures of her to see if she resembles the the age progressed NCMEC photo. I did find someone with a blog who mentions this Emily Michelle <married name> and who I believe to be a current or former husband of this Emily Michelle <married name>. The person with the blog somewhat resembles the age progressed, but of course I don't know if this cousin is related to the EM or EM's current or former husband.

    I'm going to call the info in to the Toledo PD. Maybe they can find this EM's DMV photo and see if she might be the missing EM. It's not much, but it might be a start for LE to work with.

    I think I will call NCMEC first.

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    Feb 2007
    Chicago burbs
    I spoke with someone at NCMEC who gave me an email address so I can send the information along with the links I found. Will get that email out shortly.

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    Totís case focuses on other lost children


    Emily Michele Sawyer is listed on the attorney general Web site as lost, injured, or otherwise missing. She was allegedly taken from her home Toledo by her mother, Carol Sawyer, on April 1, 1988, just four days before she turned 5 years old. The girlís parents were nearing the end of a contentious custody battle.

    More: http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fi...798#f27abbb818

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