Colton Levi Clark

Dedicated to Colton Clark. Missing from Seminole, OK Since April 20, 2006. Looking for Truth and Justice for Colt.

Archive for the ‘Featured Cases’ Category

October 08 Featured Case – What About Me? Siblings of Abducted Children

Posted by KindraLore on September 27, 2008

October 2008

This Month’s Featured Case

What About Me? Siblings of Abducted Children


In researching some old cases (Mainly the Jacob Wetterling case) I came across an article about a video produced by siblings of abducted children and how to cope. I wondered why I hadn’t seen or heard of this video before because it seems it would be of great comfort to others in their shoes and since I am constantly researching information regarding missing people, especially children; it seems as though I would have heard of it.

Regardless, I watched these children describe what they have been through and give encouragement and hope to those that may have also lost a sibling to such a rare event.

Although normally I focus on one case as the Featured Case of the Month, after watching the video, I knew this was my next one.

Jacob Wetterling Abducted

Jacob Wetterling Abducted

Jacob Wetterling

One that really struck me was Jacob Wetterling’s brother Trevor. Jacob Wetterling was just 11 years old in the winter of October 1989. He, Trevor and a friend were riding their bicycles home from a store where they had just rented a video, when a masked gunman came out of a driveway and ordered the boys to the ground. The man then asked each boy his age. Trevor was 10 at the time and their friend Aaron Larsen was 11.

The man ordered Trevor and Aaron to leave and not look back or he would shoot them. As they fled Aaron saw the man grab Jacob by his jacket. This would be the last time anyone saw Jacob Wetterling again.

When I watched video I felt as though I could still see so much pain in Trevor’s face. Now a grown man, he still bore the weight of being there at the time of his brother’s abduction. I am sure all of these years he has wondered what he could have done, why it wasn’t him. I do hope he has found some peace in knowing that this was not his fault and there was nothing a 10-year-old child could do in that situation.

Jimmy Ryce

Jimmy Ryce

Jimmy Ryce

Jimmy Ryce’s sister Martha was in the video. Jimmy Ryce was just 9-years-old when he was abducted, raped and shot by Juan Carlos Chavez.

Juan Calos Chavez - Abducted, Raped and Killed Jimmy Ryce

Juan Calos Chavez - Abducted, Raped and Killed Jimmy Ryce

Jimmy was walking home from the school bus when Chavez blocked his path with his pick up truck and abducted him by gunpoint. He took Jimmy to a trailer and raped him but when Jimmy heard the helicopters hovering above he tried to make a break for the door. Chavez shot him as he tried to run for his life.

Since Jimmy’s death, his family worked hard to enact The Jimmy Ryce Act (Jimmy Ryce Involuntary Civil Commitment for Sexually Violent Predators’ Treatment And Care Act), which was successfully by Florida legislature 1999. This act allows the Florida Department of Corrections to keep sexual predators in custody even after their sentences are completed if they are found to be still a danger to the community.

Molly Bish

Molly Bish

Molly Bish

The video also included Molly Bish’s sister Heather. In the Summer of 2000, 16-year-old Molly Bish was working as a lifeguard in rural beach area called Comins Pond in Warren, Massachusetts. According to reports, Molly was only at her post for a few moments before she was abducted.

In June of 2003 Molly’s remains were found five miles from her family home. To this date no arrests have been made in the case. Molly’s parents, Magi and John Bish have started the Molly Bish Foundation in Molly’s memory with the goal of spreading child safety.

Tamara Brooks (Right) and Jacque Marris

Tamara Brooks (Left) and Jacque Marris

Tamara Brooks

On the video was also Tamara Brooks’ siblings; Marcus, Robin and Erika. Tamara’s story turns out much better than the rest of these siblings’ stories, but nonetheless terrifying.

On August 1, 2002 sixteen year old Tamara Brooks and seventeen year old Jacque Marris were abducted by an ex-con by the name of Roy Ratliff. Before this day these two girls had never laid eyes upon each other, but the end of their terrorizing 12-hour experience would bond them for life.

Both girls were abducted from a remote overlook in the Mojave dessert where they were parked with their dates. Ratliff left their dates bound and took off with the girls. At some point after being raped the girls forged a plan to get out of their predicament and get out alive.

Meanwhile a manhunt was on for Ratliff and the two girls. At one point the girls took a knife from Ratliff’s holster while he slept. Jacqueline stabbed him in the throat and Tamara hit him with a bottle.

Their abductor opened the car door and the girls took their chance and literally kicked him out of the car. An Animal Control Officer spotted the stolen vehicle and police quickly converged on the area.

Ratliff was shot when he pointed his gun at one of the first officers to arrive on the scene.

Tamara Brooks, now 22-years-old, is an inspirational speaker and an inspiration to those that have been through such a traumatic ordeal as the one she bravely survived.

Summary

All of these people, these children of abducted children have very different stories. Some have at least the solace that their loved one has been recovered and grieve, while others still may never know what happened. Still, the pain is there for them all, and in that pain and the loneliness of losing someone so close in such a horrific way, they have bonded together. Hopefully the video can help others along the way.

I personally would like to thank them for sharing their story and making those of us who have never had to face such a tragedy, understand it just a little more.

The Video – What About Me?

Siblings of Abducted Children - What About Me?

Siblings of Abducted Children - What About Me?

Please click here for the video. Be prepared with a tissue. I know I needed one.

Advertisements

Posted in Featured Cases, Jacob Wetterling, Jimmy Ryce, Molly Bish, Tamara Brooks | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

July 08 Featured Case – Into the Night – The Disappearance of Zachary Bernhardt

Posted by KindraLore on June 20, 2008

July 2008

This Month’s Featured Case

Zachary Michael-Cole Bernhardt

The Disappearance

When researching this case I found there were so many questions and not many answers. One thing is a fact. In the early morning hours of September 11, 2000, 8-year-old Zachary Michael-Cole Bernhardt was fast asleep in his own bed at one point, but had vanished into the night at another.

Zach and his mother Leah Hackett lived in Clearwater, Florida in a modest apartment in Savannah Trace. According to police, Leah Hackett stated she had insomnia and could not sleep so she decided to go for a walk.

Accounts vary as to what happened next. Supposedly Leah went for a swim and a walk but her accounts vary from being gone fifteen minutes to two hours. When she returned she found Zach missing. It is unclear whether Law Enforcement ever considered Hackett a suspect but if so, it was not mentioned in anything I have read.

The Neighbor?

There was a name that did come up as a suspect in Zach’s disappearances however. His name is Kevin Jalbert. According to reports, Kevin Jalbert solicited an undercover officer to help him abduct rape and kill a young boy in Clearwater.

Jalbert, 42 was arrested in June of 2001 on charges after he told the undercover detective that he had kidnapped and murdered boys in the past and gotten away with it. Police would not reveal how they learned Jalbert was looking to abduct a child, but they set up a meeting with him in Clearwater with the undercover detective.

One of the things he told the detective was that he would use bleach to flush DNA evidence off his victim. Detectives found Clorox bleach and a funnel in Jalbert’s vehicle.

After Jalbert’s arrest, authorities searched his home and cars and found that his computer contained multiple images of child porn. It was also determined that he visited a landfill two weeks after the disappearance of Zach. He had also been considered a suspect in a child abuse case prior to 2000.

One interesting fact is that Jalbert lived in Savannah Trace, the same apartment complex as Zach, and in fact they were neighbors. Although Jalbert was never officially named a suspect in the disappearance of Zach Bernhardt and no evidence to support such a theory was ever found, in 2004 he was convicted on the charges stemming from his run-in with the undercover detective.

He was charged with numerous counts of child pornography as well as solicitation of premeditated kidnapping, sexual assault and murder. According to the Florida inmate website, Jalbert’s release date is not until 2038.

Kevin Jalbert – Currently serving prision sentence

Whether or not Jalbert had any connection to the disappearance of Zachary Bernhardt, it is very apparent that he is a sick individual and is where he should be for the safely of other children.

An Abduction too Close to Home

Another strange event happened that may or may not be connected to this case. In January 2002 a 5-year-old boy was kidnapped from Savannah Trace, again the same apartment complex from which Zach resided.

The boy was abducted from the parking lot complex. Witnesses, including playmates said they saw the suspect driving a white pick up truck with ice cream symbols. He was taken about 65 miles northeast of Clearwater to Sumter County where he was sexually assaulted and placed in a trash bin behind a closed restaurant at about 4 AM.

The child managed to crawl out of the dumpster and flag down a passing motorist who called 911.
Police stated they did not believe the abduction of the 5-year-old and the disappearance of 8-year-old Zach from the same apartment complex were related.

Photo of a Bound Boy

In another odd twist in the case, in September 2001 a photo of child bound and bruised was found outside a grocery store and was said to have had a striking resemblance to Zachary Bernhardt. The photo was of a blonde boy bound. It was found in the parking lot of City Market in a mountain town about 55 miles west of Denver, Colorado.

Police were never able to determine if the boy in the photo was actually Zach, or who the child was, or even if the child was alive for that matter.

Photo found in parking lot of Denver, CO Grocery store in 2001

Where it Stands

Some thought Zachary’s mother Leah Hackett had something to do with the disappearance, reasoning that it would have been a mighty strange coincidence that Zach was taken in such early morning hours and in such a small window frame. How did the abductor know Leah Hackett was gone? Did they watch the apartment? According to her, it was random that she went out that night so it would not have been conducive to anyone’s time frame or logical for that matter for someone to be sitting and watching that apartment at 2 AM in the morning.

According to reports, over the previous 14 years before Zach’s disappearance, Leah Hackett had a list of 11 different addresses. In fact, Leah and Zach were facing eviction when Zach went missing for non payment of rent, which would have been the second eviction in less than two years.

Some think that it wasn’t Leah Hackett at all but Kevin Jalbert that had something to do with Zach’s disappearance. After all, he lived right there, he had bragged that he had recently killed a boy and evidence pointed to the fact that he was certainly warped. Jalbert to this day has never admitted any role in Zach’s disappearance though.

Then there was the pick up truck with the ice cream symbols. Could the man that abducted a 5-year-old from the Savannah Trace parking lot and assaulted him, leaving him in the trash bin; could he have been the one that had something to do with Zach’s disappearance?Could it have been someone totally different? Someone neither authorities nor anyone else know about? What happened to Zachary Michael-Cole Bernhardt?

Zachary Bernhardt would be 17 today. The above photo is an age progressed photo of what he might look like today.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Clearwater Police Department
727-562-4422


Related links and Articles

The Charley Project – Zachary Bernhardt
Clues still elusive in case of missing boy
Bound Boy Photo May Show Florida Child
Florida Inmate Kevin Jalbert

Posted in Featured Cases, Zach Bernhardt | Tagged: , , , , , | 11 Comments »

March 2008 – This Month’s Featured Case – Joshua Cheney Guimond

Posted by KindraLore on February 28, 2008

This Month’s Featured Case

March 2008

Joshua Cheney Guimond

Josh Guimond
Josh Guimond

In my search for information about some of the missing college students I have blogged about recently, I have found many college-age men missing. It’s actually quite shocking to me as I wonder how much is too much for a percentage to be just pure coincidence.

This Month’s Featured Case is about one of those young men. Within two weeks after Halloween in 2002, three college-aged men went missing in a relatively small area of one another.

Chris Jenkins
Chris Jenkins

Chris Jenkins disappeared Halloween night in 2002. Jenkins, 21, was last seen alive at the Lone Tree Bar in Minneapolis. He was a senior and co-captain and goalie of the lacrosse team at the University of Minnesota. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing an American Indian costume. Jenkins left the bar alone in the early hours and some reports state he could have been thrown out of the bar and not allowed back in. His body was found four months later along the Mississippi River. His death was later determined to be a homicide.

Michael Noll
Michael Noll

Three days after Jenkins, 80 miles east on I-94, Michael Noll, a senior at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, disappeared after leaving a college bar. Noll was last seen leaving Nasty Habit Saloon on Water Street between 11:00 and 11:30 p.m. November 6, 2002 after celebrating his 22nd birthday. Like Jenkins, he too left the bar alone in the early hours of the morning intoxicated. Reports state Noll subsequently walked into the house of a neighbor, who told him to leave. His baseball cap was found on her lawn. His body would be later found in the Chippewa River. Noll’s death is believed to be from an apparent drowning but others believe he was murdered.

The Disappearance

Then there was the third. 20-year-old Joshua Cheney Guimond was a Junior and honor student at St John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. On November 9, 2002 Josh attended a small gathering with some friends at Metten Court on the north end of the St. John’s University campus. The last time anyone saw Josh was around 11:00PM that evening. According to reports, he left to go to the bathroom and never returned.

Joshua Missing
Josh Guimond

When he did not return, his friends assumed he walked back to his apartment which would have been a three minute walk. They called but received no answer and assumed he had gone to bed. However, when Josh failed to attend a school function the following day and there was no sign of him, his friends reported him missing.

Josh Guimond’s car was found on campus undisturbed. All his belongings including credit cards and eyeglasses were found in his apartment. At the time of his disappearance, Josh was not wearing a winter jacket nor was he dressed for the cold temperatures of November. Josh had vanished without a trace.

Once Again – Connections or Coincidence?

Many linked these three cases together, as the improbability of so many disappearances in such a short period of time and in such a small area seemed slim. All three men were around the same age, height and build. Their schools — the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, St. John’s University in Collegeville and the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire — all lie close to Interstate Highway 94.

Josh’s family maintains that he would never disappear on his own and friends spoke of him in high regard and Josh’s roommate described him as a ”brilliant student of the law. Fellow band geek. Shrewd politician. A young man with the brightest of futures”. According to all that knew him, Josh had dreams of going to law school one day, had a bright future ahead of him and would never take off on his own nor take his own life.

Authorities however believe that Josh may have been intoxicated and fallen into a body of water and drowned. Neither his body nor any evidence of that has ever been found.

Another theory is that Josh committed suicide. He and his girlfriend of five years had recently broken up. She states that the two had remained friends.

Paul Cheney, Joshua Guimond’s uncle, said he saw similarities in the disappearances. ‘‘Josh and Chris Jenkins look a lot alike,” Mr. Cheney said. ‘‘The three boys have the same build, same height, same coloring. Josh is about 5 feet 10, 170 pounds, with an athletic build. All were well-known on campus, outgoing, bright kids with good grade point averages.”

Where it Stands

The death of Chris Jenkins has never been solved. Joshua Guimond remains missing. The Jenkins family hired a private investigator soon after their son disappeared. Originally when Chris’ body was found, the case had been ruled a drowning. However in 2006, police held a press conference and apologized to the Jenkins family and officially ruled his death a homicide. His case remains open.

Michael Noll’s death was thought to be a drowning but there has been no evidence to conclude what happened the night that he went missing.

The family of Josh Guimond continue the search for their son. On a website devoted to finding their son they state:

Josh did not leave of his own free will. He was without his car, glasses or a coat warm enough for the weather. None of his credit cards have been used and there has been no contact with any friends or family members since that day. Please be on the look-out for Josh. Please let us know if you see him or if you know anything related to his disappearance which might help us find him.

Related Links:

Footprints At The River’s Edge
U student’s death declared a homicide
Find Joshua.com
Four missing people — just a tragic coincidence?

Posted in Featured Cases, Josh Guimond, Missing Adults, missing college students | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

This Month’s Featured Case – Brian Shaffer

Posted by KindraLore on January 4, 2008

January 2008

Brian Shaffer

Brian Shaffer

The Disappearance

Brian Shaffer was a second year med student at Ohio State University in the spring of 2006. His mother had battled a devastating and fatal illness with cancer and his girlfriend, Alexis Waggoner had been visiting her family.

Spring Break was about to be in full swing and Brian and his ex roommate Clint Florence headed out that Friday to have some drinks at the local bars.

Brian & Clint
Brian Shaffer and his friend Clint Florence

The two men arrived at the Ugly Tuna Saloon around 9:15PM and had a few shots. He and Alexis spoke on his cell phone around 10:30PM. Brian and Clint then left the Ugly Tuna Saloon around 11:00PM and walked to Short North Tavern and then to another bar around 11:40PM. By 1:15AM they were back at the Ugly Tuna where their evening had begun.

Brian Video 1
Brian returning to the Ugly Tuna

Brian can be seen in the grainy surveillance video returning to the Ugly Tuna around 1:15AM. He can also he seen on the foyer near the escalators speaking with some girls that Clint knew. He then walks out of the bottom right side of the camera and Brian Shaffer disappears into thin air.

Brian Video 2
Brian – last images of him

By 2:00M its closing time. Clint calls Brian on his cell phone and it goes straight to voicemail. He goes to the men’s room and looks for him but Brian is not there either. Eventually Clint assumes Brian has left and he leaves as well.

Saturday, April 1st Alexis continuously tried to call Brian with no luck. The couple had plans to leave town for a Spring Break vacation in Florida that following Monday. By Sunday she was scared and knew something was not right.

A Mystery

One baffling aspect of this case that still perplexes law enforcement today is the fact that Brian could not be seen on surveillance leaving the bar after he had re-entered. Both bar exits are covered by cameras, as is the escalator in which you see Brian enter and leave and enter again.

Outside the bar, out of camera view, are stairs and an elevator that lead to the first floor. Once on the first floor, the only way out, without being seen on tape, would be through a service exit that leads to a construction site, with doors to the street.

Exit Ugly Tuna
Only exit not covered by cameras

Brian’s credit cards, bank account and cell phone have not been used. There have been no significant leads to indicate what happened that Friday night.

Connections or Coincidence?

Since 1997 at least eight college men were found dead in local rivers after a night out at local taverns or bars in the mid-west. Many started to wonder if there was a serial killer in our midst, preying on vulnerable inebriated men.

The series of deaths began in July 1997, when the body of 19-year-old Richard Hlavaty was found in the Mississippi. In 2004 the body of 21-year-old UW-La Crosse wrestler Jared Dion was also found in the Mississippi river. In September 2006 UW-La Crosse basketball player Luke Homan was again found in the Mississippi and a month later police classified the death of Chris Jenkins, a University of Minnesota student as a murder and not accidental.

According to a criminologist at Minnesota’s St. Cloud State University, more than twenty college-aged men had drowned after disappearing from bars or parties since 1997 in an area from Minnesota to Ohio.

However, in September of 2007 after La Crosse police asked the FBI’s National Center for Analysis of Violent Crime to review their investigations, the FBI stated that they had found no evidence to support a theory of a serial killer and contributed the deaths to excessive drinking. Some are not convinced however and think they police are trying to avoid publicity.

One name that has continuously been linked with Brian Shaffer’s disappearance is that of Anthony “Tony” Luzio. On the evening of July 3, 2005 Tony had gone to a friend’s house to play cards. Afterwards he stopped at a local hangout and around 2:30AM Tony and a group of friends went to a party, one mile from Tony’s parents house in Powell, Ohio.

Tony was last seen leaving the party at 4:00AM, presumably to his apartment. That was the last time anyone ever saw Tony Luzio again. His 2004 Honda Civic is also missing and has never been recovered. He disappeared just 15 miles from where Brian Shaffer disappeared.

In November of 2005 29-year-old Mohamed Rihani also disappeared in the same close proximity after leaving his residence in the vicinity of Riverview Drive and Olentangy River Road in Columbus, Ohio. He too was driving a Honda Civic, black in color. Both he and his vehicle have vanished.

Where it Stands

Since Brian Shaffer’s disappearance, other college-aged men have also disappeared, although not close in vicinity to the disappearances of the previous mentioned men.

In November of 2007 18-year-old Justin Gaines disappeared from Wild Bill’s in Duluth, Georgia and just one week later Kyle Fleischmann disappeared from the Buckhead Saloon in Charlotte, North Carolina. December 23, 2007 21-year-old Joshua Szostak disappeared after leaving the Bayou Café on North Pearl Street in Albany, New York.

It does seem that young males have a false sense of security when being out and about, thinking that nothing can happen to them. All these young men that were mentioned were in good shape and seemed very capable of taking care of themselves. However, once alone and intoxicated, one can become vulnerable and a victim.

Today Brian’s father (as well as all the other families of these missing men) continues the quest to find answers and to find his son. After all, not knowing is the hardest.

Related Links:

FBI: No Serial Killer in River Drownings
Find Brian Shaffer
Brian Shaffer’s Myspace
Dateline – Into Thin Air
Dateline NBC Video – Into Thin Air

Posted in Brian Shaffer, Featured Cases, Missing Adults, missing college students | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 173 Comments »

December 07 Featured Case – Colton Levi Clark

Posted by KindraLore on December 7, 2007

This Month’s Featured Case

December 2007

Colton Levi Clark

Colton Levi Clark

The Disappearance

In the Spring of 2006 a DHS caseworker arrived at the residence of Rebecca and James Rex Clark in Wewoka, Oklahoma for a scheduled appointment with 9-year-old Colton Clark. It was around 4:00PM that afternoon.

Upon arriving, the caseworker was told that Colton Levi Clark was missing. The caseworker contacted the Seminole Country Sheriff’s Department and soon a search ensued for a nine-year-old boy.

Becky and Rex stated that they had plans to go to a neighboring town of Norman at 1:00PM that afternoon for a scheduled appointment for Colton with a psychiatrist.

Becky’s story to the Sheriff’s Department was that Rex went to take a nap before the appointment and she went to get ready. When she looked for Colton his window was open and he was gone. She stated that she was not concerned at first; she thought he might be waiting in the car.

After looking in the family vehicle she realized he was not there either. It’s unclear as to why the Clarks would have waited from around 11:00AM until the time the caseworker arrived at 4:00PM in order to report the boy missing.

Becky told the Seminole Sheriff’s department that Colton had been in trouble the previous couple of days for supposedly stealing beer from a neighbor’s home. She stated that Colton’s backpack and some food were missing.

A Troubled Life

Colton and Austin Clark were born to Monty and Terri Clark. Public records show that Monty had a history of domestic violence, supposedly against Terri. Terri was also known to have left for long periods at a time without the family knowing her whereabouts. Both were reported drug abusers.

When Monty Clark was again arrested and ordered into a drug rehab and Terri was already in jail, the boys were placed with Becky and Rex Clark. Rex and Monty are brothers therefore Rex being the boy’s uncle.

Eventually Rebecca and Rex Clark adopted the boys. They were renamed. Colton became Colt Levi River Clark and Austin became and Homer Justice Levi Clark. Becky claims the boys chose these names for symbolic reasons and a fresh start.

Becky Clark herself states on the Court TV boards that the boys had an ominous life with their biological parents. She claims one of the boys were born cocaine addicted while Terri Clark was in jail and there were accusations of child molestation, porn and abuse.

She posted on the Court TV board:

“My boy’s reported to the LE last year that the Bio family had sexually molested them since the ages of approx 3 yr’s old. The boys futher stated that the parents prostituted them to pay off drug deabts. They stated the parents were paid for their involvement in child pornography. No arrests were made because no evidence could be found. The police stated to much time had passed, and some persons had moved , and the boy,s knew knick names. The father was polygraphed and a few of his associates too. This was 3-2005. He passed and they did also. However; it was later proved that several of them did lie and past the test. This is not uncommon for criminals and sociopaths.

The Mother would not come in for the test.

The father is in a drug rehab., but receives passes. He is also the driver for the facility. The facility is about 30 minutes away. He jumped over our back fence, and the date was 1-27-2006. He was in the facility at that time. Many of the LE state that he must be a snitch for the LE in those counties because he has had 2 many arrest for 2 many serious domestic assault charges, DUI’s and violent crimes along with position and sells of drugs. The Children were born Cocain addicted also with various other substances. The Mothers water broke in the Pot. County Jail for various crimes and the baby was born early. This is just a fragment of the childrens life. God had his hand on them then, and we have to believe Colt will be returned safe. If, that is clearing the parents excuse me!!!!!”

When the boys came to live with the Clarks, they were originally attending school in Bowlegs. Eventually the children were taken out and home schooled.

The Search

The search continued that evening until 4:00AM. Eventually teams were brought in and searches were conducted on ATVs, horseback, by helicopter and people scoured the area looking for Colton. Abandoned houses, woods, the railroad tracks, water reservoirs; every place was searched with no sign.

SCSD

Both cadaver and search dogs were brought in. Neither hit on anything, not even near or around the Clark residence where Colton resided. Colton seemed to have vanished into thin air.

Leads were followed. One lead was that a truck was seen on the Clark property that day. According to the Sheriff’s Department the truck that was reported to have been on the Clarks property never was actually on their property, but rather a few miles away. The owner of the truck was questioned after another party reported seeing a similar truck with a boy in it. It turned out t be a grandfather who was dropping his (much younger than Colton) grandson at daycare and that the boy did not even bare a resemblance to Colton.

Another report was that from an unidentified caller who reported that Colton was spotted in Delray Beach, Florida. This report turns out to be unsubstantiated and in fact the address given did not exist.

On May 24, Colt’s 10th birthday, Texas EquuSearch, a hi-tech search and recovery outfit, used a remote-controlled aircraft equipped with a thermal imaging system to peer into woods, ponds, streams, and rivers surrounding the Clarks’ home. They found nothing.

Tim Miller

Tim Miller (pictured), who founded Texas EquuSearch after the 1984 abduction and murder of his daughter Laura, added $10,000 to the reward for Colt’s return.

Neither Rebecca nor Rex Clark was present when Texas EquuSearch came to search for their son. Instead they say they were following a lead that they received when an anonymous caller contacted the Clarks at their residence and told them that Colton was spotted at a motel in Dallas, Texas.

Inconsistencies

Rebecca and Rex Clark were brought in for questioning and originally agreed to polygraph testing but then eventually refused. Rebecca stated that Rex and Homer Clark both suffered Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and were on medications and their attorney advised against it.

Becky on many occasions maintained that Colton ran away and on others stated that the bio parents Monty and or Terri Clark had something to do with Colton’s disappearance.

Eventually the Clarks had very little contact with law enforcement regarding the case and would no longer do any media interviews. The case had come to a stop.

Déjà vu

On September 30, 2006 the Seminole County Sheriff’s department were once again at the Clark’s home. This time it was to investigate a reported burglary regarding a neighboring property. A gun and cell phone was stolen.

At that point Rex and Rebecca Clark again reported their son missing. This time it was Homer Clark. Rebecca stated that she had not seen Homer since September 26th at 5:30AM when she took Rex to the emergency room for heart related issues. Rex had remained at the hospital and they had just returned home that day.

It was reported that Becky had made at least daily treks from the hospital to the Clark residence, yet never reported the 13-year-old Homer Clark missing.

Colton and Homer Clark

Once again there was a search ensuing for a Clark child. Search dogs were brought out and Homer Clark was located around 8:30PM that evening at a local mobile home park.

He was taken into protective custody.

Where it Stands

Eventually Rebecca and Rex Clark gave up their parental rights to Homer Clark. His whereabouts are unknown to me.
The sign for Colton that hung on the fence of the Clark property has since been taken down. Another winter is approaching and Colton Levi Clark is still missing.

Colton Levi Clark

Have you seen Colton?

 

Law enforcement authorities consider him to be a missing and endangered person. Colton was last seen wearing silver glasses, a sky-blue shirt, blue and white tennis shoes and blue Wrangler jeans. He has a scar above his left eyebrow. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this missing child and/or this case is urged to immediately contact the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department (1-405-257-5445) or (1-405-382-9340).

Posted in Colton Levi Clark, Featured Cases | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »