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GUILTY AL - Hiawayi Robinson, 8, Prichard, 16 September 2014

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by MissSunshine, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. MissSunshine

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    PRICHARD, Ala. (WALA) – A Prichard family is pleading for help to find a missing 8-year-old Hawayi Populus Robinson. Family members say Hawayi was last seen around 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 16 at the Saint Stephens Wood Apartments in Prichard.
    The family said Hawayi came home from school, as she always does, to change her clothes and meet up with her father. They said she would never leave without anyone, especially her mother, not knowing her whereabouts.

    http://fox10tv.com/2014/09/17/family-says-8-year-old-missing-from-prichard-since-tuesday-afternoon/
     
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  3. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://fox10tv.com/2014/09/17/family-says-8-year-old-missing-from-prichard-since-tuesday-afternoon/

     
  4. ThinkThinkThink

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    Aw, a cutie. Pray she is okay.

    I read the news article. I am a little unclear on the sequence of what happened. She got home from school around 5 p.m. and was seen outside the apartment complex but never actually came inside their apartment to change her clothes? Or she changed her clothes and went out without seeing a parent/telling them she was going outside?

    Anybody clear on that?
     
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    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    9-year old Hiawayi Robinson was last seen around 4:30pm at the St. Stephens Woods Apartment complex.

    Her mother, Yosha Populus, says Hiawayi was going over to her cousin's apartment in the same complex. Hiawayi's dad had called and told her he was headed there.

    But according to Populus, the cousin says Hiawayi never made it there.

    Populus says Hiawayi knows to always be home by dark. When the little girl never showed up, they called Prichard Police and started searching.

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    http://www.wkrg.com/story/26553283/9-year-old-missing-in-prichard
     
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    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    10:27 a.m. Update: Prichard police have blocked off a wooded area in the search for Hiawayi Robinson, 8, of Prichard. Prichard Police Chief Michael Rowland says the department responded around 10 p.m. Tuesday night and issued a nationwide search through NCIC, a communication system used by police. Rowland says they also contacted the group Klaas Kids Foundation out of Pensacola to bring in search dogs. Rowland says Robinson was walking to a family member’s home voluntarily; therefore there was no indication that she was abducted. Rowland says that did not meet the qualifications to issue and Amber Alert. Prichard Police have now begun a formal search to eliminate the possibility of Robinson being lost or hurt.

    Read More at: http://www.local15tv.com/shared/new...ce-8yearold-girl-missing-prichard-14571.shtml
     
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    Ah, this really helps. Tx. so much...I wonder how far away the cousin's apartment was...hoping some reports come in (from the complex) detailing anyone who saw her and what she was doing -- if seen talking to someone or etc.
     
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    Did not realize that about Amber Alert. She's 8, so even if she "voluntarily" walked to someone's house/apartment, it is obviously very concerning that she didn't arrive there! What 8-year-old little girl is going to "voluntarily" stay out after dark and be on their own? Maybe it happens, but it seems the most unlikely possibility, IMHO. And plus, from her Mom's own words, sounds like she is as responsible as an 8-year-old can be. If that is how Amber Alert is written as law (and not blaming LE on that), I understand, but just sayin' it seems unreasonable to think she has gone off the grid on purpose...

    Poor girl...so glad they are getting these searches going quickly!
     
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    What a pretty girl, hoping she's safe.
    Was she last seen at 5pm but not reported missing until 10pm? If she was meeting her dad there, you would think he would have been concerned when she didn't arrive. Unless he didn't get there until late of course.

    Wonder how far away her cousins live.
     
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    I grew up in Mobile. Prichard was considered a very high crime area at that time (years ago). I hope it has changed but from my trips back to see my 93 year old Dad and my friends who are still there, there has been a little improvement but still pretty crime riddled. Also, the proximity to major water scares me for this cutie-pie.
     
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    Ugh this is reminding me of that case a few years ago (PA or NJ?) where the little girl went missing in her apartment complex and it was a janitor/maintenance man :(. Sorry, can't remember the name of that little girl, just know it was a local (to me) story.
     
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    Davia18 Verified Human

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    I wish people didn't give these little one's so much freedom. My 10 year old daughter and 9 year old son try to talk me into letting them walk to the park without me that is one block over from my home, um no crazy children, we are to trusting sometimes with our little ones.
     
  13. ThinkThinkThink

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    Well, overprotective parent here:wave: , so I hear ya.
     
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    Reminds me of Janaya Thompson, who vanished from an apartment complex in Gulfport back in July. I hope Hawayi's story has a happier ending. :(
     
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    Post #4 -- cousin's apartment/same complex...and as for the other question, don't understand that either. But Post #4 also mentions about mother saying she knows to be home by "dark," so...well, it's just very concerning.
     
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    http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/09/klaas_kids_mobile_county_deput.html

     
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    Maybe when she never showed up at the cousin's place, the cousin and dad simply thought she'd changed her mind and decided not to visit? So, mom thought dad had her, and vice versa?
     
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    Don't know about a NJ/PA story, but Jorelys Rivera in Georgia came to my mind.

    This does not sound good. Praying she is found safe, fearing for the worst.

    Have they said anything about her father? Is he accounted for?
     
  19. ThinkThinkThink

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    Could be. None of it will probably make sense to me anyway, because I am over-protective. World is just, unfortunately, a scary place at times. I know parents have to sometimes find a balance, but...well, this is where we are right now, so I am just hoping for the best, but this is a scary scenario.:(

    Ugh. I'm sure we all can think of news stories where this ends horribly. Gives me a sick feeling. I am really hoping for it being something like she's lost, because that's the most hopeful thing I can think of right now.
     
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    Ugh, please not another one. Be safe Hawayi (cute name)
     
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    Kati Weis @KatiWeis · 20m
    UPDATE:As of 12:45p police r still not issuing an #amberalert for missing girl from Prichard. Police: no evidence she was abducted or harmed

    Kati Weis @KatiWeis · 4m
    Friends and family of missing 8-year-old girl gathering to pray for her safe return. Details tonight at 5 @FOX10News

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    https://twitter.com/KatiWeis
     

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