Showing posts with label missing Iraq veteran. Show all posts
Showing posts with label missing Iraq veteran. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

What happened to John Dees, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, was found dead?

'Some demons you can’t beat': Man found shot in woods was Iraq war veteran

Tallahassee Democrat
Jeff Burlew
Jan. 21, 2020
Kimberly Dees said her family had been looking for him for years. They were dreading the worst.

“He was sick,” she said. “And he was easy to take advantage of because he was sick. He wanted to get better. But there are some demons you can’t beat.”
John Dees, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, was found dead Jan. 13, 2020, in a wooded area off Pecan Road on Tallahassee's west side. Dees, who struggled with personal demons after coming home from the war, had been shot. (Photo: Special to the Democrat)
Military clockwork — if not fate or instant attraction — brought John Dees and Kimberly Crosby together.

They met in 2006 after both were stationed at the Army's Fort Lewis outside Tacoma, Washington. Young and starting out in life, he worked as an air defense early warning system operator; she was a human resources manager. Their names were so close alphabetically that wherever one lined up, the other inevitably would follow.

“Everywhere we went, we were always together,” she said. “I think it kind of skipped friendship and went straight to romance.”

Charming and good-looking, Dees even got her into country music, something she didn’t think possible. The two bonded listening to Brad Paisley’s “Mud on the Tires” together. Three months after meeting, they got married at the courthouse.
About the same time, a woman took him in at her Mission Road apartment in an act of charity. The night of Jan. 9, she called police to report he had become loud and combative, according to TPD records. Officers determined he had residency rights and took no action.

Less than four days later, Dees was found dead, in an area near the apartment. Police declined to discuss a possible motive, citing the ongoing investigation.
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Friday, December 9, 2016

Missing Veteran Alert New Jersey

Family seeks missing U.S. Marine who served in Middle East
By Greg Adomaitis
December 09, 2016
James enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2007 and served one year in Iraq and another year Afghanistan before getting out of the service in 2012. He returned home to Clementon after his tours of duty, with family saying Friday that James suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
CLEMENTON -- A borough man and former U.S. Marine who completed tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan hasn't been seen in nearly a week and his family is hoping to find him before his birthday on Saturday.

Lance James, who will be turning 29, was last heard from on Dec. 3, family said, adding that attempts to contact him via cell phone and social media have been unsuccessful.

"No one has seen or heard from him since Saturday. It is not like him to go this long without checking in," sister Jessica Hassan said Friday. "He is a local in the area and hangs out locally. He has not shown up to work and did not call out -- again very unusual for him."

Family said James -- who doesn't own a vehicle and has a 5-year-old daughter who lives with her mother -- went to the Hide-A-Way Tavern, in Clementon, Friday night and returned home afterward.
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Iraq veteran with PTSD and TBI missing in Dallas

Authorities searching for missing Dallas-area Iraq Veteran with PTSD, TBI 
December 30, 2014 - 4:54pm
JOHNSON COUNTY, TEXAS (KETK) — Johnson County officials are asking for the public's help locating a missing Iraq veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Joseph Jennings, 33, was last seen at around 7 p.m. in the 14000 block of County Road 511 Venus, Texas, wearing a dark blue jackets, overalls, black duty boots and an Iraqi Freedom ball cap. He is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 220 pounds and has hazel eyes with brown hair.

Authorities stated the veteran was depressed at the time of his disappearance. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is asking for everyone to be on the lookout for this veteran who served our country. If you know the whereabouts of Jennings, please contact 911 or the Johnson County Sheriff's Office at (817) 556-6060. Venus is located about 30 miles southwest of Dallas.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Body of missing Iraq veteran found in river

Man found in Anacostia River was Iraq war veteran
Washington Post
By Peter Hermann
Published: April 2

He followed his father, a veteran of Vietnam, into the Army, and spent a year fighting in Iraq. Arlester Jay returned home addicted to drugs and alcohol, his father said, and he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. He was homeless for a time, unable to hold even a menial job.

D.C. police pulled Jay’s body from the Anacostia River on Monday after a rower spotted it floating near the Langston Golf Course in Northeast. The discovery ended a nearly four-week search after Jay’s family reported him missing in early March.

For Jay’s father, the gruesome discovery brought one small part of sad relief over a life that had spiraled out of control into petty crime and substance abuse. But it was much more a moment to vent years of pent-up anger at the way he believes veterans are treated after they come home from war.

“That boy gave his all for his country,” said Ernest Jay Jr., a 71-year-old Methodist minister, just hours after learning of his son’s death Tuesday. “And they did nothing.”
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Police need help finding missing Indiana PTSD Iraq veteran

Police Searching for Missing Iraq War Veteran
By Stan Lehr

Randy Darling, Jr. (photo courtesy IMPD)

IMPD missing persons detectives are asking for public assistance in the search for 24-year-old Randy Darling, Jr., a veteran of the war in Iraq who hasn't been seen since he quit his job October 28th.

Darling was honorably discharged from the Army and has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. His family and friends fear that he may be suicidal. He has been known to walk the downtown canal area when troubled.

If you can help find him, call IMPD Missing Persons are 317-6160.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Huron police searching for missing Iraq War veteran

Huron police searching for missing Iraq War veteran
Published: Thursday, October 21, 2010

HURON — A 21-year-old Iraq War veteran is still missing and divers searched the Huron River yesterday but didn’t find anything, Huron police Chief John Majoy said.

Nathan Dickey was reported missing after he did not return home Sunday evening following a night out with friends, according to the Huron Police Department.
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Huron police searching for missing Iraq War veteran

Friends of missing Iraq war veteran wait, hope, pray
It’s a grueling wait for Nathan Dickey’s family and friends as they look to police to solve the Iraq war veteran’s mysterious disappearance.

Dickey’s friends gathered Wednesday evening outside the Brass Pelican near the Huron River, where earlier this week the missing man’s shoe was found in the river.

“He’s an excellent guy,” said Casey Gonzalez, Dickey’s friend from Columbus. “We’re all a tight bunch and we’re just waiting, hoping for the best.”

Gonzalez recalled the last time he saw Dickey — just weeks ago at Cedar Point — and he’s hoping it’s not the last time he’d see his friend alive.

Dickey’s friends reported him missing Sunday evening after a night of drinking at i5’s Bar and Grill in downtown Huron. Dickey was with the group Saturday night, but at 2 a.m. Sunday he wandered off into the early morning darkness.

He was drunk and upset about problems within the group, a police report said.

It’s the last time anyone saw him alive.
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Friends of missing Iraq war veteran wait

Monday, June 28, 2010

New York City police officer was acquitted of beating Iraq Vet

NYPD officer acquitted of assaulting vet

By Jennifer Peltz - The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Jun 28, 2010 17:19:06 EDT

NEW YORK — A New York City police officer was acquitted Monday of assaulting an Iraq war veteran and lying about the confrontation, which was caught on videotape.

David London, 45, sobbed as he heard the jury’s verdict and left the courtroom with tears streaming down his face, hugging supporters.

London’s trial was the second in as many months that offered video to rebut a police officer’s account of a clash with a citizen. In both cases, defense lawyers suggested the videos didn’t provide a full view of the provocation and danger the officers faced.

London, an officer for 16 years, confronted Harvin as the Army veteran walked into his mother’s Manhattan apartment building without a key and declined to provide identification, the officer said.

Harvin didn’t testify at London’s trial. Prosecutors, his lawyer and his mother have said they don’t know where he is. His mother and his lawyer have said Harvin suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome that deepened after his encounter with London.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dive teams search for missing Iraq war veteran

July 13, 2009
Dive teams search for missing Iraq war veteran
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(NECN: Prat Thakkar, Lawrence, Mass.) - Crews have resumed their search for an Iraq war veteran missing after a boating accident in Massachusetts.
Investigators say 29-year-old Juan Carlos Guzman of Methuen fell overboard last night when the boat he was on was struck by a smaller boat on the Merrimack River in Lawrence.
Relatives say Guzman's second tour in Iraq ended in 2006 and he was working as an electrician.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Family reports missing Iraq veteran died

Family: Missing Iraq War Vet Dead

POSTED: 11:26 am MST September 10, 2008

PHOENIX -- The search for an Iraq war veteran missing from Globe has ended with the discovery of a body.

Aaron Tierno's body was found Monday, the victim's family said. He had been missing since Aug. 28.

Because his body was found on the San Carlos Indian Reservation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has opened its own investigation, police said.

Investigators previously said they have evidence that Tierno, 20, was the victim of a robbery. They also have a suspect in the case, but authorities did not release specifics.
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Please keep his family in your prayers. His sister made a comment on the original post about Aaron. They had great hopes that whatever happened to him, he would have survived.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Aaron Anthony Tierno, Iraq Veteran missing in Phoenix

Gila County Sheriff's Office

Aaron Tierno, 30, of Phoenix, has been missing for a week. He served in Iraq.

Iraq vet from Phoenix missing; SUV torched
33 commentsby Parker Leavitt - Sept. 5, 2008 12:25 PM
The Arizona Republic
A 30-year-old Phoenix resident and Iraq War veteran went missing near Globe last week, and his SUV was found torched, leading police, friends and family to scour the small town in search of the man on Friday.

Aaron Anthony Tierno was reported missing by his older brother Ralph on Wednesday, after he did not come home from his job at a construction site near the El Maguey mobile home park in Miami.

Tierno was working for Anderson Security at the Arizona Public Service construction site.

While Sheriff's officers continue to search for Tierno, anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office dispatch at 928-425-4449.

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