GUILTY STILL MISSING MI - Katherine 'Kate' Phillips, 4 mos, Ludington, 29 June 2011

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  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    AMBER ALERT: Missing infant in Ludington

    Police issued an Amber Alert Wednesday night for a four and a half month old girl believed abducted by the girl's father on Wednesday.

    Katherine Phillips was taken from a home in the 900 block of East Tinkham Ave. around 1 p.m. Wednesday. Police believe she was abducted by Sean Michael Phillips, 21. Sean Phillips and his car were located Wednesday night, but the girl was not with him.

    More: http://www.wzzm13.com/news/article/170526/280/AMBER-ALERT-Missing-infant-in-Ludington
     
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    shefner Websleuth Member

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    Surely if they've found the dad and his car, LE has to be pressing him for info about his baby. Hopefully he left her in the care of family...or maybe some trustworthy friends.
     
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    Valleyboy Grumpy Old Man..

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    Sure do hope that is the case.
     
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    Seymour Krelborn Feed Me!

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    KATHERINE PHILLIPS, Age Now: 4 Month(s), Missing: 06/29/2011. Missing From LUDINGTON, MI. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Luddington police department (Michigan) 1-231-869-5858.

    Case Type: Endangered Missing

    Circumstances: Katherine was last seen on June 29, 2011. She was last seen wearing pink shorts and a pink tank top with black and pink flowers.

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    shefner Websleuth Member

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    So sad and scary....hoping to hear some good news!
     
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    AMBER ALERT: Missing infant in Ludington; police investigating scene

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    WZZM 13's Sarah Sell, who was following this story in Ludington, reports that police have taped off a portion of a road in a rural area near Ludington. A neighbor in that area tells Sarah that he saw Sean Michael Phillips drive down that road Wednesday afternoon between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. The witness says that Phillips was down the road for about 45 minutes and then drove back.

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    The Associated Press is reporting that the U.S. Coast Guard and FBI have joined the search the girl.

    More: http://www.wzzm13.com/news/regional/170526/5/AMBER-ALERT-Police-investigating-scene?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p
     
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    Amber Alert Issued for Missing Baby from Ludington

    An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing four-month-old baby from Ludington who's said to be "in extreme danger."

    Katherine Phillips was last seen around 1 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the child was allegedly abducted by 21-year-old Sean Michael Phillips, who has since been located, but without the child.

    More: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/new...d-for-missing-baby-from-ludington-20110630-mr
     
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    AMBER ALERT: Missing infant in Ludington; police investigating scene

    Police issued an Amber Alert Wednesday night for a four and a half month old girl believed abducted by the girl's father on Wednesday.

    WZZM 13's Sarah Sell, who was following this story in Ludington, reports that police have taped off a portion of a road in a rural area near Ludington. A neighbor in that area tells Sarah that he saw Sean Michael Phillips drive down that road Wednesday afternoon between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. The witness says that Phillips was down the road for about 45 minutes and then drove back.

    More: http://www.wzzm13.com/news/regional/170526/5/AMBER-ALERT-Police-investigating-scene?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|t
     
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    PRESS CONFERENCE

    Yesterday, police responded to a "civil situation" at the home, but soon learned it was an abduction.

    Mason County Sheriff joined the investigation soon afterward. The Coast Guard and FBI are also involved.

    Describing the suspect, vehicle, and Katherine. Asking if anyone saw them at or near the Wendy's restaurant between 1:00-2:00 pm.



    Mr. Phillips has been charged with kidnapping. No other charges at this time, but the investigation is still developing. He is in the county jail, $500,000 bond.

    Very interested in tips.



    Questions:

    Any info on her condition? Nothing new. The idea is that she is still alive.

    Any info from Mr. Phillips? He was spoken to under Miranda warnings. He did NOT relate her whereabouts.

    Can you talk about what's going on at the lake? There was a tip about that location.

    What is the role of the Coast Guard? Requested by Michigan State Police to help. Helping search Crystal Lake area, and as resources permit they will help more.

    How many "scenes" are there now? Area near the lake, Grand Rapids crime lab, another area on Millerton (sp?) Road

    Search at suspects parents home? That is one of the places being investigated

    Why Crystal Lake? Not commenting on why we are there, other than we got a tip

    Suspect and child's relationship? Suspect is biological father of Katherine's older sister, 3-4 years old. Have not determined if he is or is not Katherine's biological father

    Why is she in "extreme danger"? We haven't gotten a satisfactory explanation on where Katherine is. She is unaccounted for, so she's in danger.

    Was she taken from home or vehicle or? She was "near the vicinity of the mother's residence" in a vehicle

    Why was the suspect there? Going to run an errand together

    Any indication of the disagreement that led to him taking Katherine? We can't discuss that at this time. It may cause problems if discussed.

    Was the suspect leaving for Afghanistan? He is in the National Guard. He has upcoming orders for deployment.

    Was suspect alone with children? Mother was with them. Not sure if the other child was there or not

    How long until police were called? Less than 30 minute delay

    Suspect have permission to leave with child? No

    Any custody rights? No rights with Katherine, but yes with the older child

    Is the Millerton Road area part of crime scene? Search warrant has been issued for this area, as there may be evidence there. The suspect and his vehicle were located at this location (his parents home)

    Canine units deployed? They have responded (in the area), but not deployed at this time

    How crucial is time? We need to watch the weather, we need to collect evidence quickly. Any time a child is missing, the quicker the better. We are very anxious to get any information.

    Any plans to search from community members? Once they do their own searches, they may implement that. They want to make the smallest "footprint" possible. Want it to be coordinated

    Crystal Lake and Millerton Road the only two scenes? Yes, they are the only two "areas"

    Operating under the assumption she is alive and unharmed? Yes

    What constitutes the crime of kidnapping? How does it move from domestic dispute to kidnapping? There is parental kidnapping which requires 24-hours missing. Kidnapping charge against suspect doesn't require any time, just intent to deprive child from parent

    DNA test for paternity? There is a separate preceding to determine paternity, not related to charges

    Why the delay in the AMBER Alert for several hours? Getting information into the computer. Logistics issue. Could have been done more quickly.

    Searching the water or the woods at Crystal Lake? Yes. Boat landing area. Water was looked at from the air. Dogs will also be looking in the area.

    Looking for a boater that was on the lake yesterday? Don't know

    Time frame from time she was reported missing from time suspect was found? 2 hours

    Has the mother ever been investigated for child abuse? No. She is not a suspect.

    Has she ever been charged with anything? Can't talk about that.


    888-STOP-CRIME
    www.lsotip.com


    We are still optimistic and encouraged that she will be found safely. The weather is helping the optimism.
     
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    Oh goodness, poor child. I hope she is safe.
     
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    Thanks for the updates, "She..."
    I am checking frequently to see if this little child is found....its so sad that these things happen.
     
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    Mother of missing Ludington infant, Katherine Shelbie-Elizabeth Phillips, remains hopeful as she searches

    Ludington infant Katherine Shelbie-Elizabeth Phillips has been missing for 24 hours, but her mother is hopeful she will be found alive.

    Ariel Courtland, 19, appealed to anyone who finds her 4-month-old daughter to feed her. She said "Baby Kate" is teething, and has been a little fussy, but is otherwise a "happy-go-lucky" baby.

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    Courtland said she has already taken a polygraph test and passed.

    More: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/06/mother_of_missing_ludington_in.html
     
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    Ludington police say kidnapping suspect and missing infant seen at Wendy's yesterday

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    Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett said Sean Michael Phillips, 21, was seen at Wendy's between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday with the 4-month-old baby Phillips is charged with kidnapping.

    Phillips later was arrested at his parents' home in Scottville, but the baby was not found, and the suspect has not revealed her location.

    More: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/06/ludington_police_say_kidnappin.html


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  19. dulcinea

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    Thank you for all of the info you have posted here. This is my home town. Ludington is located on Lake Michigan and has a population of roughly 9,000. I checked the local newpaper and you all have done a much better job of reporting than they have! I pray this little sweetheart comes home safely soon. Her family has already been through so much this past year. Please keep posting anything you hear. I now live on the west coast.
     
  20. blazelet

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    I'm hearing some news on police scanners, do we start a thread in the parking lot? Or post here?
     
  21. shefner

    shefner Websleuth Member

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    Since the suspect was found at his parents' home, it seems his parents might have information about the baby's location. Surely his parents could put some pressure on him to give the whereabouts of the baby.
    Its so frustrating to know he is in custody but won't talk.
     

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