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Missouri Dad Flees with Kids to Possibly Sell them to Child Porn Ring

Posted by KindraLore on March 3, 2007

Update 4/14/07 11:37AM


Joel Hundley was extradited from Honduras and appeared for an initial hearing in Miami on Monday, Herndon said.He was expected in Kansas City by midweek to face federal charges, including international parental kidnapping. The offense occurs whenever one custodial parent takes a child or children to another country without the consent of the other custodial parent, Herndon said.

The Complete Article Can Be Found Here

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Update 4/6/07 5:35PM

Thanks to Gretchen for alerting me to the WONDERFUL news. The children have been found!

3 Missouri Kids Allegedly Snatched by Dad Are Found in Honduras; U.S. Seeking Extradition

The three children allegedly abducted by their father and taken out of the country were found this week in Honduras and are now back in the United States, family members told FOXNews.com on Friday.

U.S. officials are working on extraditing the father quickly — before he’s released by Honduran authorities — so he can be brought back to the U.S. to face federal kidnapping charges.

Joel Hundley of Kansas City, Mo., took his children — Alexandria, 1, Elijah, 2, and Julianna, 4 — from the family’s house in Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 19, and flew with them to El Salvador, FBI officials said. He then took them to Honduras, where he was found Tuesday in a mountainous region of the country a few hours away from Tegucigalpa, the country’s capital, Hundley’s sister Shelley told FOXNews.com

“When we got the kids, they were dirty, just dirt on their faces, their hair … I saw them and the oldest …she almost looked like a homeless kid, just filthy and dirty,” Shelley Hundley said. “But she just went right to me and hugged me … it was just a happy, partial reunification there but what they wanted was Mommy.”

The FBI led the hunt for the 34-year-old man — described by family members as “delusional” — who methodically planned and carried out a scheme to snatch his three young kids and smuggle them out of the country. Family members believe Hundley has been engaged in questionable sexual activities, and that they feared the children would become victims of a human trafficking or child prostitution ring.

Jeff Lanza, a spokesman for the FBI in Kansas City, confirmed to FOXNews.com that the children were back in the United States and were safe.

When the Hundley family got word that Joel was spotted in Honduras with the children, Shelley Hundley, along with Heather Hundley — Joel’s wife — and another sister decided she would fly down while the American Embassy, Interpol and Honduras nailed down her brother’s exact location.

“I just decided to go down and just be there,” Shelley said. “I didn’t really do much, I just headed down there and waited for the authorities to let me know what was going on.”

She got the call around 1 a.m. Tuesday, saying that her brother and the children had been found in a car and were being held at a small police outpost. She said the children were malnourished, dehydrated, and the oldest, Julianna, who has a kidney malformation and urinary-tract problems, was in a lot of pain.

“I walked right up to him, I just could not say a word to him and he did not say a word to me. It was actually weird in that sense that they both were totally silent,” Shelley Hundley said, describing the encounter with a brother she had feared would involve her nieces and nephews in deviant sexual activity and child prostitution.

While she would not elaborate on what was done to the children physically, Shelley said the children were receiving proper medical care back in the United States. Shelley, her sister and Heather are taking care of them.

“We’ll just be helping out as a team,” she said.

But the Hundley family’s ordeal is far from over.

Shelley said a Honduran judge has said he will release Joel from prison there on Saturday if the U.S. cannot finish the extradition process by then. Joel is only being held by Honduran authorities on an immigration charge, Shelley said. She and her family are worried that Joel will do more damage to himself — and maybe to others — if he’s not brought back to the U.S. to get help.

“Obviously we’re really worried because it’s a quick time frame for us to really get this all together and obviously a lot of it is political,” Shelley said. “If he walks, he wouldn’t be able to come back to the U.S. but he would be a danger, wherever he is.”

Lanza of the FBI could not confirm the timetable set by the Honduran judge for Joel Hundley’s release, but said the State Department is taking the lead in working on terms of his extradition and hopes to be able to pick him up “as soon as possible.”

“Our goal is to get him picked up by the FBI to bring him back to this country to face federal charges in Missouri,” Lanza said, adding that Hundley faces charges of international parental kidnapping once he’s back in the United States.

“We’re working to make it happen as soon as possible,” he said.

Joel Hundley’s scheme to abduct his own children culminated Feb. 19 when he told his wife, Heather, to go out and enjoy a day with friends or at a local spa. When she returned home later that day, she found the kids and Joel had vanished.

Shelley had said Joel has a history of reading sexually explicit material and participating in sexual chatrooms on the Internet. He also engaged in what she called “group sexual activity slime,” even taking at least one child to a group activity on an occasion. He also had a history of violence toward his wife.

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Update 4/5/07 10:03 PM

There are really no new updates on this case. I have scoured the internet. At one point I did find Joel’s myspace account but it had no friends (minus Tom and his sister Shelley) and nothing extraordinary to see.

I did find the video of Heather and Shelley on Greta Van Susteren and I wanted to post it. I think if you SEE these two ladies and the worry within them, it will strike a cord of the desperation that they are facing. We must find these children. If you know anything, please contact the FBI.

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Original Blog

For some reason there is not much media coverage on this story. It’s being tagged as a parental abduction case, but it’s much, much more.

On February 19th, Joel Hundley told his wife to go and have a day to herself at the spa. The baby was fussy and Joel actually suggested taking little 10 month old Alexandria with her, but in a decision that proved to be critical, Heather Hundley left her three children with their father and went to enjoy her day.

When she returned home later that day, Joel had left a note stating Juliana (who has a severe kidney problem)was vomiting blood and a neighbor took them to the emergency room. After checking all the local hospitals and finding no trace of her family she returned home. It was then that she discovered all her children’s toys and clothing gone. It was then she knew something was terribly wrong.

Joel and Heather apparently had a tumultuous relationship, with accusations of abuse and a phone call to 911 made in September. When the police arrived, Heather reported that Joel had used “physical force” on her. He had already fled the scene though and as in many abuse cases, Heather did not press charges.

The most disturbing facts seem to come from Joel’s very own sister, Shelley Hundley. Shelley stated, “Joel had been sexually abused as a child and lives a sexually driven lifestyle that includes using Internet sex chat rooms and attending group-sex activities. She also alleges that Joel Hundley pre-meditated the kidnapping and that he told friends previously of his intention to do so. “

She also contends that Joel took at least one of the children to what was described as an orgy. “I know of one instance at least there was some really disturbing sexual things going on … I don’t know what happened to the child, I don’t have any proof the child was participating, but he [Joel] definitely doesn’t have a boundary line,” Shelley said.

Joel has sent at least one e-mail to the Hundley family since his departure, in which he mentioned that he took the kids to get away from the “violence” at home, Shelley said. But the children were in no danger at home, she insisted.

In that e-mail, Joel said he was sorry he had to take them, but didn’t give any real motivation for why he did it, she said. Shelley said Joel had told friends about his plan to take the children.

“The children are not being abused by their mother, there’s not any kind of reason … he has very delusional issues,” Shelley said.

The local police traced Joel and the children through an airline ticket from Kansas City to Houston and then to El Salvador. The LSPD then turned the case over to the FBI. Joel Hundley speaks fluent Spanish, as he grew up in Columbia and also lived in Honduras before moving to Lee’s Summit Missouri a year ago.

Law Enforcement as well as Hundley’s sister and wife believe that he was going to sell these children into prostitution. Joel Hundley has been charged in Missouri with parental kidnapping, which is defined as removing, taking detaining or concealing a child within or outside the state with the intent to deprive the custody rights of another person. The charge is a class D-Felony, which could carry with it a one-year sentence in the Jackson County Jail, up to a four-year prison sentence in the Missouri Department of Corrections and a fine up to $5,000, Childs said.

What federal charges Joel Hundley might face upon being captured have not been determined as of Wednesday, said Jeff Lanza, spokesperson for the FBI. Lanza said finding and extraditing someone from El Salvador could be difficult because of the limitations the South American country has on its extradition laws.

However, Lanza said the United States would attempt to obtain a criminal arrest warrant for Joel Hundley and work diplomatically with El Salvador officials to locate and question him.

But more importantly, the goal is to bring the children home, Lanza said. Let’s hope they bring these children home soon.

Please pray for Alexandria Hundley-Mondello, 10 months, Elijah Hundley-Mondello, 2, Julianna Hundley-Mondello, 4.









Media articles on this case:

LS man suspected of parental kidnapping
FBI Leads Search for Missouri Dad Who Took 3 Kids to El Salvador

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Colton O’Neal – Father Wanted On Child Molestation Charges; Son Missing

Posted by KindraLore on January 26, 2007

Update 2/23/10

Someone was kind enough to email me and give me a heads up on this case. Looks like Daniel O’Neal was found NOT GUILTY on ALL charges. Looks like I owe him an apology so I would like to apologize. I went by what the media and Law Enforcement said, and well as this person that wrote me pointed out, thank goodness we all get our day in court.

Update 10/24/08 10:22PM

I would like to put an update on this case since I heard from Tracy the other day.Here is what Tracy wrote:

thought you would like to know that Daniel O’neal was arraigned last week on some of his charges. They charged him on my daughter Ashley with 2 counts of aggravated child molestation, 1 count of incest and 1 count of statuatory rape. There are still additional charges to come but he had fake custody papers for Colton so Olivia is having to prove they were forged and she goes to court next month. There will probably be more charges once this is proven.

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UPDATE 5/31/08 3:40PM

Amazing news! Colton O’Neal has been located by a PI working pro-bono for the family. He was located in Cancun, Mexico. Daniel O’Neal has been arrested. Colton will return tomorrow to his family that have been desperately searching for him all this time. I know that Olivia and Tracy are ecstatic. Thanks to Jake Schmidt, a Beverly Hills Private Investigator who on his free time helps track down kidnappers and locate missing children PRO BONO to the families. WHAT AMAZING NEWS!!

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Update 3/11/08 11:11AM

Its been awhile since I have been able to update this entry with actual news. Yesterday a press release was issued that the FBI are now seeking Daniel Leon O’Neal. According to the press release, an arrest warrant was issued by the Cobb County Magistrate Court in Georgia for child molestation of his daughter. In addition he has also been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor by soliciting his 15-year-old daughter to have sexual intercourse with a 29-year-old man.

It is good to see the FBI stepping in and stepping up this case. Daniel needs to be found. Colton does not need to be with this man.

See complete article here. Press release from FBI here.

Click here for Daniel’s listing on the Cobb County Sheriff Department’s site’s Most Wanted Listing. On this site it states Daniel is wanted for: Child Molestation – Aggravated Sodomy; Incest; Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

Here is the picture they have listed:

Daniel O'Neal WANTED
Daniel O’Neal

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children now have an age progressed photo of what Colton O’Neal would look like today. He is now 6 years old.

Age Progressed Colton O'Neal
Colton O’Neal – Age Progressed to 6 Years Old

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Update: 4/2/07 4:12PM

I went on the video linked on the original blog below and did a screen capture of Daniel O’Neal. I did this because I believe its important to have his photo out as well so that maybe someone will recognize him.

If you have seen Daniel O’Neal or Colton O’Neal, please call the Cobb County Police Department at 770-801-3470.

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Update 3/24/07 10:45PM

Please see Olivia Dupree’s blog. She is Colton O’Neal’s mother and posted here as well (see comments).

Please bring this baby home. Whether Daniel is guilty of Child Molestation or not, he is certainly guilty of fleeing with this child who also needs his mother.

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UPDATE: – 2/16/07 9:06PM

According to Tracy, who left a comment here, Colton O’Neal has not been found. I searched for updates and the only one I found is from a Court TV boards where the thread is showing he has been found.

Tracy states on this blog:


tracy said…
colton o’neal has not been found. I am the mother of the other child that was molested by this sick man. he is still on the run from the police. right now not much info except he was last spotted in texas…keep our family in your prayers7:22 PM, February 16, 2007

Tracy, I certainly will keep you and your family in my prayers as well as little Colton. I do hope he is found and found safe and I hope that this monster is put behind bars where he wont harm anyone else. Please know I am thinking and praying for your child as well.

I will also update the Court TV boards to let everyone know and I will continue to try and follow up on this story.

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UPDATE – 2/3/07 3:20PM

This child has been found safe and alive and his been reunited with his mother.
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Original Blog

This case drew my attention for a few reasons. The first is the boy’s first name. I search daily for new information for Colton Levi Clark (for which this blog was born to) to no avail. I search – no news. Also, this child is originally from Cobb County Georgia, and that is where I am from.

Lastly and more important, his father is wanted on child molestation charges. Sniped from news article:

According to investigators, Colton Mitchell O’Neal, of Acworth, is believed to be with his biological father, 35-year-old Daniel Leon O’Neal.

Father and son were last seen Dec. 22, 2006, in Houston, Texas, when the abandoned truck they were in was recovered by police there. Officials said clothes and a child seat were located in the truck as well.

Colton O’Neal has blue eyes and red hair.

His father, Daniel O’Neal, 35, is described as a white man who stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 220 pounds. He has blue eyes, brown hair and may have a mustache or beard. Officials said he is known to work in or frequent adult entertainment businesses.

Daniel O’Neal is also wanted on aggravated child molestation, incest and deprivation charges. Authorities said Colton is not the victim of the charges. Anyone with any information on their whereabouts is asked to call police.
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In another WXIA Georgia Article it states:

The father, 35-year-old Daniel Leon O’Neal, is a suspect in a child molestation and incest case that did not involve his son. However, authorities in Cobb County said they fear that Colton Mitchell O’Neal could be in danger.

WXIA Article

Seems strange to me that a month after this child went missing, it’s just coming out in the media. Who knows where he is now. It’s also very disconcerning that the father is a suspect in a molestation charge of a child involving incest.

Anyone with information on the case should call Cobb police at 770-801-3470.
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UPDATE 1/25/07 11:50PM

I found a video of the mother pleading for the child’s return. Looks like Colton O’Neal has been missing for THREE months, not one. It was one month ago when they found the suspects vehicle abandoned, apparently with little Colton’s car seat and clothing still in it – in Houston, Texas.

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Photos may be Arlin Henderson?

Posted by KindraLore on January 25, 2007

UPDATE AT END OF BLOG


If you see my previous blogs michael-j-devlin-could-there-be-more and did-michael-devlin-join-search-for-Bianca-Piper, I stated that I thought both Arlin Henderson as well as Scott Kleeschulte could have also been victims of Michael Devlin.

Since then, many media articles have came out to say that Devlin could have been connected to Arlin. They have said very little about Scott. They must know something we don’t about Scott because the location and MO look the same. However, today’s news about Arlin Henderson may shed more light on his whereabouts and whether Devlin was involved in his disappearance:

Detectives investigating accused kidnapper Michael Devlin have shown photographs of a teenage boy to the family of Charles “Arlin” Henderson, asking if the pictures resemble the then-11-year-old who disappeared in 1991, Arlin’s relatives said Wednesday.

Arlin’s mother, Debra Henderson, and his uncle, James McWilliams, were both shown the pictures this week by Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives. McWilliams said detectives told him the pictures came from someone who claims to know Devlin and who said the teenage boy pictured was an acquaintance of Devlin’s from years ago.

Detectives were investigating whether the source did in fact know Devlin, McWilliams told The Associated Press.

Both relatives said the photos are roughly 10 years old and show a boy around 17 years of age. Arlin would have been 17 in 1997.

Debra Henderson said the teen was wearing a ball cap in one picture. He appeared to be standing with someone else, who was torn from the photo, she said.

He looked like he could be her son, Henderson said. “Yeah he really did,” she said. “But I am not getting my hopes up.”

McWilliams said there was a “strong, strong” resemblance to Arlin, but he couldn’t say for sure if it was him. “There are some characteristics there that are the same. We’re keeping an open mind,” McWilliams said.

Arlin disappeared while riding his bike on a rural road in Moscow Mills, about an hour’s drive north of St. Louis. Devlin, 41, is charged with kidnapping Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby in similarly remote areas. Shawn, now 15, and Ben, 13, were found Jan. 12 at Devlin’s suburban St. Louis apartment.

If the photos are indeed Arlin, the question begs, where is he now? Perhaps Devlin isn’t a killer after all. Maybe Arlin is still alive and living somewhere under another name. Perhaps not. It is hopeful information though, and hope is all his family has.

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Update 1/24/07 11:16PM

(I started putting the updates on the ends of blogs instead of the beginning. It seemed to flow better. Sorry if you are looking at previous blogs and were confused)

I went on to the Court TV Board to see if there were any news or more info on this bit of information, and the posters were discussing that Arlin’s mother was on Greta Van Susteren discussing the pictures. A poster on the board posted the following:

The woman who supplied the photos was just interviewed on KSDK… Ms. McElroy… she says the boy in the photos was called “Chucky” and that “Devo” (Devlin) said he was the son of a friend… she hasn’t seen “Chucky” since about 1995.

If this is true, that is quite a coincidence that the boy’s name was “Chucky”. Arlin’s first name is Charles.

UPDATE 1/25/07 7:18AM


According to this mornings article, the photos and the source of the photos may not be credible. Sniped from the article:

Authorities believe that two photographs provided by a woman who knows accused kidnapper Michael Devlin are not a credible lead in the investigation of Arlin Henderson’s disappearance in 1991, sources familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.

Also:

Last week, the Kirkwood police said the woman who provided the photos had fabricated a claim that she had reported to police years ago that Shawn was living with Devlin.

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UPDATE 1/25/07 4:48PM

Regarding the previous update. I am still not sure about the photos, nor about the article above in the last update that states the photos are not a credible lead. I have read a lot of articles since then, and have not found another article stating that, but instead stating that Arlin’s mother thinks the photos look very much like him.

According to articles I have read, in one photo he has a ball cap on and in another photo he is photographed with someone, although that other person has been torn from the photo.

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