Jillian D Cutshall

July 17, 2009

Jillian Cutshall

Jillian Cutshall

Jillian Cutshall Age Progression

Jillian Cutshall Age Progression

Date of Birth – 2/19/78 Date Missing – 8/13/87 Missing from – Norfolk, Nebraska Stanton County Sheriff’s Office Telephone Number – (402)439-2212
On August 13, 1987 a nine year old Norfolk, Nebraska girl disappeared and has not been seen alive since. Jillian “Jill” Cutshall was last seen near her babysitter’s home in central Norfolk. An extensive search for her in the Norfolk area found nothing until in November of 1987. It was then that hunters found children’s clothing in the Wood Duck wildlife area southwest of Stanton, Nebraska. The clothing was positively identified as being the clothing Jill was wearing at the time of her disappearance. An exhaustive search of the wildlife area resulted in no further findings or evidence of her disappearance.
Since that time, Jill has remained on the minds of all area law enforcement that worked to find and bring her home. Jill has since been declared dead by the State of Nebraska and a Norfolk man is serving a life sentence for the Kidnapping of Jill from Norfolk. A second man has been interviewed numerous times and has never been charged with her disappearance. It is the hope that Jill can be located and brought home for the sake of her family and those that have never forgotten Jill. Jill’s disappearance remains an open case with both Norfolk and Stanton County law enforcement always looking for information or a location of Jill.
ID Info – NCIC #M-260214807. Jillian is a white female, 4’6″ tall, weighs 65 pounds, has straight blond hair and blue eyes. She has a two inch vertical scar on the crown of her head and a horizontal scar on her right top lip. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt, blue jeans and white Nike Tennis shoes.
Circumstances – Jill was last seen on the porch of the home where she was babysitting. This was about 4 blocks from her home. Jill has not been seen since that time.

Regina Bos

July 8, 2009

Regina Bos

Regina Bos

From the Nebraska State Clearning House:

NAME: REGINA M. BOS
Age When Missing: 40
Current Age: 50
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5’06”
Weight: 120 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Missing Date: 10-17-2000
Classification: MISSING PERSON – INVOLUNTARY
Description: REGINA is a 50 year old white female. At the time of her disappearance, she was 5’06” tall and weighed 120 lbs. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Last Seen: n/a

Remarks: n/a

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this missing person, please contact one of the phone numbers listed below.
LINCOLN PD
402 441-7164

Or
The Nebraska Missing Persons Information Clearinghouse can be reached at
402-479-4986 in the Lincoln Metro Area or
Toll free 1-877-441-LOST (1-877-441-5678) Outside the Lincoln Metro Area.

From The Lincoln Journal Star:

Bos, a 42-year-old mother of three, went missing from a downtown Lincoln club around 1 a.m. Oct. 17, 2000.

It was open mike night at Duggan’s Pub, a popular venue for local musicians. Just another Monday night, and Bos was just another musician strumming her guitar and belting out her best. Afterward, she jumped in to sing harmony with another group.

From Gina’s My Space Page:

Gina’s Blurbs About me:
Always known for her loving and outgoing personality, singer-songwriter and mother of three, Regina “Gina” Bos, disappeared October 17, 2000 after a performance in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was said to have walked out of the establishment she was singing at, at around 1:00 am. Only to have have found her car in the morning, parked across the street in the parking lot, with the trunk slightly ajar and her guitar inside.

After 8 years of searching, following misled leads…nothing has come up. No one “knows” what happened to her, and no one has seen her. In an effort to find her and others who are missing, Gina’s sister, singer-songwriter Jannel, launched the G.I.N.A. (Greater Information Now Available) for Missing Persons Concert Series in 2001. The mission statement of “G.I.N.A. for Missing Persons, Inc.” is to bring together media agencies and artists that create an avenue of hope, that becomes the bridge and finally to be a new vehicle for awareness people can rely on when the unthinkable happens…and their family member becomes missing.

For more information or to participate in the concert series, please call us at 1-877-411-GINA

Gina’s NamUs Listing



NamUs Awakens

July 5, 2009

NamUs Awakens
July 04, 2009 by
Todd Matthews

The Third and Final Phase of NamUs
http://www.NamUs.gov

NamUs has three phases, two of which are complete. Phase three is in progress.

Phase 1 (July-September 2007) – “COMPLETE”

“Complete creation of the national database of unidentified decedent

records, which will allow searches based on characteristics such as demographics, anthropologic analysis, dental information, and distinct body features.”

http://www.IdentifyUs.org

“Begin functional and technical design of the national online missing persons database.”

Phase II (October 2007-September 2008) – “COMPLETE”

“Develop a national online missing persons database to enhance reporting, investigating, and solving missing persons cases.”

http://www.FindTheMissing.org

Phase III (2009) – “In Process”

“Release fully searchable NamUs system, which will search cases in the missing persons database against cases in the unidentified decedents database in an effort to identify unidentified human remains and solve missing persons cases.”

This means that officials using NamUs will have a stream of possible matches showing as pending in their control panel / dashboard. It is very much a process of elimination at that point. Based on exclusions already known to the official, many can be quickly marked as such.

“In 2009, the two databases will be linked. Families, law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and coroners, victim advocates, and the general public will be able to search for matches between missing persons and unidentified decedent records.”

The “linking” between the missing and the unidentified databases has began. Manual searches were already possible and have been moving forward. But now the system itself is becoming capable of generating possible matches based on information contained in the dual databases of the NamUs System.

It is vital that cases listed include all known information. A lack of specific information can produce numerous and maybe unlikely possible matches that have to be eliminated manually. But this also sparks the search for more detailed information which in turn enhances the accuracy of the system.

The Third and Final Phase of NamUs
Exclusions made and added to the exclusions list will prevent the same matches from being made over and again. The exclusions database will be a very valuable resource to law enforcement officials.

The NamUs system can only generate matches and exclusions between the missing and unidentifieds that have been entered into it’s databases. So if you have a missing loved one, the sooner you get their (complete and accurate) information into the system the
better.

A detailed and “official” press release will be penned by the communications department at NamUs and will be released at a later date as the process of linking the databases continues.

Jason Bevins

June 21, 2009

Jason Bevins

NAME: JASON A. BEVINS
Age When Missing: 21
Current Age: 38
Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 120 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Missing Date: 04-24-1993
Classification: MISSING PERSON – ENDANGERED

Description: JASON is a 38 year old white male. At the time of his disappearance, he was 5’05” tall and weighed 120 lbs. He has brown hair and green eyes.

Last Seen: n/a

Remarks: n/a

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this missing person, please contact one of the phone numbers listed below.
GERING PD
308 436-5088

Or
The Nebraska Missing Persons Information Clearinghouse can be reached at
402-479-4986 in the Lincoln Metro Area or
Toll free 1-877-441-LOST (1-877-441-5678) Outside the Lincoln Metro Area.

Dean Bechtold

June 21, 2009

Dean Bechtold

NAME: DEAN D. BECHTOLD
Age When Missing: 21
Current Age: 36
Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 160 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Missing Date: 01-25-1995
Classification: MISSING PERSON – ENDANGERED

Description: DEAN is a 36 year old white male. At the time of his disappearance, he was 5’08” tall and weighed 160 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Last Seen: n/a

Remarks: Caution history of weapons and drugs.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this missing person, please contact one of the phone numbers listed below.
SP NORFOLK
402 370-3456

Or
The Nebraska Missing Persons Information Clearinghouse can be reached at
402-479-4986 in the Lincoln Metro Area or
Toll free 1-877-441-LOST (1-877-441-5678) Outside the Lincoln Metro Area.

Michael Eugene Ashby

June 21, 2009

Michael Eugene Ashby

NAME: MICHAEL E. ASHBY
Age When Missing: 23
Current Age: 40
Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 6’01”
Weight: 140 lbs
Hair: Red
Eyes: Blue
Missing Date: 08-24-1992
Classification: MISSING PERSON – ENDANGERED
Description: MICHAEL is a 40 year old white male. At the time of his disappearance, he was 6’01” tall and weighed 140 lbs. He has red hair and blue eyes.

Last Seen: At his residence on N 16th St in Omaha on 8/1/1992.

Remarks: MICHAEL was last seen wearing white tennis shoes, blue jeans and a black t-shirt. He has a UNICORN TATTOO on his left arm and a TATTOO of a SKULL with a DAGGAR on his right arm. MICHAEL also has a SCAR on his forehead and DISCOLORATIONS on his forehead and back. MICHAEL was last seen at his residence on North 16th Street in Omaha, NE on 8/1/92. At that time, he was leaving to go on a date with an unknown female. MICHAEL was reported missing 1/5/93. He may be in the CHICAGO, IL area.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this missing person, please contact one of the phone numbers listed below.

OMAHA PD
402 444-5818

Or

The Nebraska Missing Persons Information Clearinghouse can be reached at
402-479-4986 in the Lincoln Metro Area or
Toll free 1-877-441-LOST (1-877-441-5678) Outside the Lincoln Metro Area.

MARILYN M. ALEXANDER

June 16, 2009

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Marilyn M Alexander

Age When Missing: 39
Current Age: 47
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5’04”
Weight: 150 lbs
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Hazel
Missing Date: 09-20-2001
Classification: MISSING PERSON – Endangered
Description: MARILYN is a 47 year old white female. At the time of her disappearance, she was 5’04” tall and weighed 150 lbs. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes.

Last Seen: n/a

Remarks: n/a

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this missing person, please contact one of the phone numbers listed below.

ADAMS CO SO HASTINGS
402 461-7181

Or

The Nebraska Missing Persons Information Clearinghouse can be reached at
402-479-4986 in the Lincoln Metro Area or
Toll free 1-877-441-LOST (1-877-441-5678) Outside the Lincoln Metro Area

UPDATE: During research I found the following this story was ran on KETV in September of 2008

Cold Case – Marilyn Alexander

Posted: Nov 11, 2008 09:06 PM EST

Updated: Nov 12, 2008 08:58 AM EST

Cold Case: Bob Allen Offers $100,000 in 1972 Murders

We re-open a cold case seven years old, from the city of Hastings. It’s important to note, we interviewed the main investigator who was in charge of the case, however, due to a current investigation he can’t be identified.

On September 22, 2001 the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person’s report for 39-year-old Marilyn Alexander. She worked at a gas station and the same week she disappeared, a warrant was out for her arrest.

“A possible theft incident at work,” said the investigator.

At first, officials thought Marilyn might have been running from the law.

“They didn’t do much at first because they thought that’s why she disappeared,” said her sister, Cheryl Thiel.

Officials were stumped when there was no activity on any credit cards, checking accounts, or her driver’s license.

“We knocked on doors, hotels, bars, and nothing,” the investigator said.

All leads turned into dead ends. Police were frustrated and family desperate for answers. Then about a month after Marilyn had gone missing; police got a big break. They found her car just north of Red Cloud.

“It was in the middle of a field hidden by trees, a very odd place for a Ford Escort,” said the investigator.

Marilyn’s father, a retired Hastings police officer started an investigation of his own, and because of a history of domestic violence, suspected Marilyn’s husband, Robert Alexander, of foul play.

“My dad believed Bob killed her and disposed of the body,” Thiel said.

Police thought so too, at first.

“He passed all the polygraph tests with zero deception, which means he answered all the questions truthfully, according to the polygraph test” said the investigator.

Her father wasn’t convinced. He organized extensive search parties to find the body. Official’s brought out cadaver dogs even searched the septic tank; but still nothing.

“The hardest part is not knowing what happened to her,” said her sister.

Officials thought Marilyn might have wanted to disappear, but say that’s nearly impossible. Robert, her husband, died two years later in a car accident. Her father died just two years ago, never knowing what happened to his beloved daughter.

“She would never just leave. There have been too many incidents in the family, like my dad’s funeral. She would have come back for that,” said Thiel.

Police continue to investigate, and if you have any information or know the whereabouts of Marilyn Alexander, please contact the Adams County Sheriff’s Department at 402-461-7181.

Melody’s Notes:

Marilyn had two previous last names. Johnson was her maiden name and Fleshner was from a previous marriage. Authorities searched extensively for all names. She was last seen on September 20, 2001 watching a Husker game in Lincoln against Rice.

Beer cans were discovered in her car. Only Marilyn’s DNA came back. Her DNA has been entered into a federal database. If any remains are found they can cross reference DNA. Authorities say the car had been in the field for at least a couple of weeks before it was found.

Marilyn’s sister said the physical abuse started about a year before she disappeared. Marilyn had a history of depression and a habit of disappearing for a couple days at a time. But Cheryl says Marilyn would always call to tell family where she was at. She did not contact any family this time. Marilyn has four children ranging in ages from 16 to 30.

Authorities first thought Marilyn had checked into rehab or gone gambling in Omaha. They canvassed a large part of the entire state of Nebraska. But no one had seen her.

Welcome

June 14, 2009

Even though Nebraska has a pretty small population of resident’s compared to some other states we still have missing persons. Nebraska State Patrol runs the missing person clearing house for the entire state.

I am the Area Director for Nebraska with Doenetwork. As area director my job is to keep up to date on our missing persons, work with law enforcement to report possible matches for those persons and work with media to attempt to get coverage for the victims. This pretty much means I am an advocate for every missing person in the entire state. That’s okay with me. I can’t think of any greater honor then to have this position.