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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Did Police Find Amber Harris's Book Bag?

Book Bag Found
Police investigate book bag

Police are investigating the possibility that a book bag discovered today may be linked to a missing 12-year-old girl.

A man living near 21st and Lake St. informed Channel 6 News first Tuesday that he had found the book bag on his property.

He said contents of the book bag led him to believe it belongs to Amber Harris.

The investigation is ongoing.

Harris was last seen walking off her school bus November 29th at 20th and Pinkney.

Expect continuing coverage Live on Channel 6 News 10 at 10 and on

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Woman Pleads For Help In Finding Missing 91-Year-Old Grandmother

Woman Pleads For Help In Finding Missing 91-Year-Old Grandmother

POSTED: 5:44 pm EST February 9, 2006

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Less than two weeks before Jennifer Kesse disappeared, another Central Florida woman vanished.

Lottie Wise's family is now seeking the same help from the community they have seen in the Kesse case.

Despite all the time that has passed, police are no closer to finding the 91-year-old woman.

In light of the response Jennifer Kesse's family has received, Lottie's family is now trying to get whatever help they can to find the elderly woman.

"Whatever you do, just help me find my grandmother," Gwen Smith said Thursday.

She doesn't want to go another sleepless night without knowing where her grandmother is.

Lottie vanished from her Titusville home on January 12.

Police said she had Alzheimer's and may have walked away from home. Her family is begging for help.

"I'm pleading with anyone. If anyone has any information about my mother, please let us know," Smith said.

Immediately after she was reported missing, police searched for three days, even combing the woods near her home with cadaver dogs, but there has not been any sign of the senior citizen.

After seeing all help in the Kesse case, just 45 miles away, Lottie’s family decided it was time to make a push for their own missing relative. "I see the way they are operating and I think, okay, there's no way we can do this. We as a family are just as concerned about our grandmother as anybody else," Smith said.

The family enlisted the help of a local pastor and a civil rights group, but while they were holding their news conference about a planned search, another granddaughter tried to put the brakes on everything.

"I'm not going to let someone turn this into some kind of political instrument or whatever or for someone's personal gain," said Gina Beckles.

Emotions started running high among family members trying to iron out the best way to look for Lottie.

"All I want to do is find my grandmother. If you've got some means, if you've got some resources, help. I'm begging the community. Please just help me find grandma," Smith said.

Family members were hoping to organize a search party for this weekend. But after the dispute erupted among family members, that effort has been put on hold and Lottie's whereabouts remain a mystery.

The pastor and the civil rights group said they were just offering their help and not seeking publicity.

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Ali Lisha Gilmore is still Missing in the Media.

Ali Lisha Gilmore is still Missing in the Media.

Sad to say that there is still not one new story on pregnant 30 year old Ali Gilmore. While getting updates on Jennifer, which there were plenty including the SWAT Team being called in, I searched those sites which had at least 20 stories on Jennifer for even one on Ali. I wasn’t surprised to find none. So in my frustration I sent each station a copy of my original post. And I added it was a sad state of affairs in this day and age where money and prestige decide who gets press and who doesn’t. As I rant I hope you realize I am referring to adult victims. Children have a much better chance especially if they are lucky enough to qualify for an AMBER Alert. But I won’t go there right now.

I don’t believe Florida is racist, many states play this who ever has the biggest wallet wins game. But especially during Black History month most media outlets like to prove they believe we are all created equal on their outlet. And tend to post more black oriented stories. We aren’t stupid or blind we know they compete in that manner. So why pass up the perfect story. An attractive black woman, vanishes without a single clue and is 4 months pregnant. They usually salivate over tragedies such as this. Don’t get me wrong I do not for one second find any pleasure in the fact that Ali is missing. Also I am not trying to take away from the fact the Jennifer is missing, in my eyes she too is Important. For one reason, like many of the Missing People, she did not choose for this to happen to her. What I am hoping is that someone who reads this will be as infuriated as I am and help bring her story to the front page where it belongs.

I look at Ali’s picture and I see someone who is loved and missed. I see sisters who cry uncontrollably at her candle light vigil begging for help. Missing her inspirational emails each day that lifted them spiritually and emotionally. Now my question: What do you see?

Most important what do the media moguls see?
Do they see her at all?
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