Runaways

Slain Teen

Family and friends of a 13 year old girl, whose descent into drug addiction and prostitution ended in her slaying, recount a life punctuated by sexual abuse and an endless search for acceptance. Despite caring foster parents, social workers and…

Internet 'romance' ends in arrest

SCOTT GUTIERREZ THE OLYMPIAN OLYMPIA — A 42-year-old Seattle man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly attempting to have sex with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl whom he met over the Internet and arranged to pick up outside the…

Runaway girl found after call

AIMEE JUAREZ Herald Staff Writer MANATEE – Denise White called the sheriff’s office on a hunch Monday morning. For the past week, the mobile home park manager had received complaints from her tenants at Wayside Glen Community about two 19-year-old…

Missing Girl Found Alive

New York City – June 12, 2006 A Vermont teenage girl missing for nearly two years has been found alive and well in New York City. Dominica Smolinski was a suspected runaway when she disappeared at age 16 from her…

Alleged rape followed Net chat

Police say the suspect had talked to the victim on the Web site MySpace.com. By Scott Pesznecker Herald Writer June 2, 2006 MOUNTLAKE TERRACE – A man who attacked a woman in her home Tuesday had been talking to his…

Emotional reunion for mom, daughter

2nd suspect sought in girl’s 10-year captivity Sunday, March 26, 2006 By Bill Schackner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Police continued to search yesterday for the second suspect in the disappearance and reappearance of a teenage runaway from McKeesport whose family hadn’t seen…

Teen Reunited With Family After 3 Years

Feb 15, 2006 An Austin teenager has been found alive three years after disappearing. Chelsea Castorena is reunited with her family members Wednesday after she was located in Tijuana, Mexico — across the border from San Diego. Authorities, working off…