It is every parent's worst nightmare — to have their child go missing, regardless of their age.
It is every parent's worst nightmare — to have their child go missing, regardless of their age. Yet that is the reality hundreds of parents across the state and country are forced to deal with. While most missing people are eventually located, many families never get the answer to the question: "What happened to my loved one?" According to Findthemissing.org, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUS), there are as many as 100,000 active missing person cases at any given time. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 667 people have been reported since 1953 and have not been found. Of those 667, 467 are children. In the first six months of 2012 alone, 1,542 adults and 2,866 chidden have been reported missing. While most of them have been located, 167 adults and 228 children have not been found. The following are profiles of people missing from the surrounding area. Pulaski County Michelle Henri Ethnicity: White female, brown hair, green eyes, 5'6", Weight: 160 Age at Disappearance: 25 Date of Birth: June 11, 1978 Missing from: Waynesville Additional information: Henri was last seen at her residence in the Waynesville area. She did frequent the Jefferson City and Columbia area as well. She has a 12-inch scar on her top left thigh and scars on both wrists. She has a pierced navel with a silver hoop. Henri's family says her disappearance from her family and children is uncharacteristic. Jaunisha Rippy Ethnicity: Black female, black hair, brown eyes - Height 5'8" - Weight: 174 Date of Birth: Jan. 6, 1995 Date of Disappearance: Jan. 4, 2012 Age at Disappearance: 17 Missing from: Waynesville Additional information: Juanisha "Nishy" Jenefor Rippy was last seen Jan. 4, 2012. She was wearing blue skinny jeans, a black shirt and black shoes. Her adopted family members believe she may have run away to the Louisville, Ky., area to seek out her biological family. They would like to verify that she is safe. If you have any information concerning her whereabouts, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department or your local law enforcement office. Song Hui Lauer Ethnicity: Asian female - black hair, brown eyes - Height 5'0" - Weight: 90 Date of Birth: May 20, 1963 Date of Disappearance: Age at Disappearance: 48 Missing from: St. Robert Additional Information; Song Hui Lauer was last seen at the All Star Inn in St. Robert. She resided at the Inn since March 2010. She disappeared suddenly and without word to any acquaintances that she might be going anywhere. Contact the Saint Robert Police Department if you have any information about Ms. Lauer. Dylan Warren Ethnicity: White male, brown hair, green eyes - Height 5'2" - Weight: 115 Date of Birth: Sept. 7, 1997 Date of Disappearance: June 17, 2009 Age at Disappearance: 10 Missing from: Waynesville Additional Information: Dylan was taken by his non-custodial mother, Elizabeth Ann Warren/Buckley/Sharples, on June 17, 2009. Elizabeth has frequented Marshfield and Niangua, MO., the state of Maine and most recently the country of Ireland. Law enforcement believes Elizabeth has taken Dylan out of the country and is concealing him in Ireland. The circuit court of Webster County has ordered that Elizabeth's removal of Dylan from the United States was wrongful and has ordered that she immediately return Dylan to the United States and make the child available and subject to the jurisdiction of Webster County Court for further proceedings. Phelps County Eugene Albert Cerney Age: 68 Date of disapearance: June 9, 2000 Missing from: Rural Phelps County near Rolla Circumstances: Eugene Cerney left his home around 9:30 in the morning 12 years ago telling his wife he was going to take care of business in town. He took with him a small grey bag, a 10-speed bicycle and two days worth of medications, and has not been seen or heard from since. Shortly after his disappearance, the Phelps County Sheriff's Department received reports that he had possibly been sighted in Springfield, but those reports were never confirmed. Cerney was declared legally dead in 2006. Oliver Holt Midyett Age: 7 Date of disapearance: May 28, 2009 Missing from: Rolla Circumstances: Oliver Midyett and his older brother were scheduled to be turned over to their father after an ugly custody battle in May 2009. Their mother never showed up with the boys and, despite efforts including hiring a private detective, their father has not been able to find them. The boy's mother, Jetta Kae Midyett, is believed by law enforcement to have kidnapped them, and a warrant for her arrest was also issued. She may be going by her maiden name of Niehouse but is believed to be going by a false name. She was believed to have the boys in Texas approximately two years ago, but when investigators arrived at the home it appeared to have been freshly moved out of. Wilman Carl Midyett Age:10 Date of disapearance: May 28, 2009 Missing from: Rolla Circumstances: Wilman Midyett and his younger brother were scheduled to be turned over to their father after an ugly custody battle in May 2009. Their mother never showed up with the boys and, despite efforts including hiring a private detective, their father has not been able to find them. The boy's mother, Jetta Kae Midyett, is believed by law enforcement to have kidnapped them, and a warrant for her arrest was also issued. She may be going by her maiden name of Niehouse but is believed to be going by a false name. She was believed to have the boys in Texas approximately two years ago, but when investigators arrived at the home it appeared to have been freshly moved out of. Timothy J. Potter Age: 45 Date of disappearance: Jan. 19, 2007 Missing From: Rolla Circumstances: Timothy Potter was last seen at a friend's house near the intersection of Pinetree Road and Richard Street in Rolla. Investigators suspect foul play in his disappearance as he was extremely close to his family and maintained daily contact with them. Police say there were two persons of interest in the case early on, and one of them has died since then. They remain hopeful that someone will give them the information that will either lead them to Potter or give his family peace of knowing what happened. The last lead recieved on the case was three years ago. Qutisha W. Willis Age: 45 Date of disappearance: Sept. 28, 2005 Missing from: Rolla Circumstances: Qutisha Willis's daughter reported her missing after not being able to contact her mother for about a month. Prior to contacting police, her daughter spoke to Willis's roommate at the time who said she had moved out and hadn't been heard from since. The roommate did not know where she was going. Police say no evidence points to foul play in this case, but it is strange that she has not had contact with her family, especially her daughter who she was believed to be close to. They believe she may have met someone online, met them and never returned. The majority of her belongings were left at her home in Rolla, but she did take her computer, which prevented police from searching it for clues if she had in fact met someone on the Internet. Camden County Katherina Cabrera Ethnicity: white female Age at disappearance: Missing from: Camdenton Circumstances: According to Camden County Sheriff's report, Katherina Cabrera was in foster care at the time of her disappearance. Bobbie Mason Ethnicity: White female Age at disappearance: Missing from: Camdenton Circumstances: Bobbie Mason was last seen at the Camden County Library around 3:40 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2011. At the time she was wearing blue jeans and an off-white hooded sweater and a blue bandana in her hair. Bobbie is a ward of the state and is considered to have run away from foster care. Shawn Spencer Ethnicity: White male Age at disappearance: 30 Missing from: Camdenton Circumstances: Shawn was last seen in Camdenton, Missouri by his mother on April 4, 2006. However, he was not reported missing until April 18, 2007. It was not unusual for Shawn to leave home for several months at a time. The last time he was seen he was wearing cut-off blue jeans and a white t-shirt. Shawn has numerous tattoos on both of his arms and legs. One tattoo on his right shoulder is an 8 ball with an alien standing behind it. Melissa Catilan Thompson Ethnicity: white female Date of birth: Sept. 24, 1993 Date of disappearance: March, 25, 2012 Age at disappearance: 18 Missing from: Camdenton Circumstances: None provided Morgan County Richard Dewain Hess Ethnicity: White male Age at disappearance: 25 Missing from: Barnett Circumstances: Richard Hess was last seen Dec. 5, 2012, in the Barnett, Mo., area. Circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unknown. Rodney Lee Wagner Ethnicity: White male Date of birth: Aug. 13, 1957 Date of disappearance: Sept. 21, 2002 Age at disappearance: 25 Missing from: Barnett Circumstances: Wagner was last seen in Versailles On Sept. 21, 2002. There are reports that he may have met with foul play. At the time of his disappearance, he had several felony warrants for his arrest. Miller County Gary Brumley Ethnicity: White male Age at disappearance: 44 Missing from: Eldon Circumstances: Gary L. Brumley has been missing since Dec. 16, 1984. Gary is physically disabled and is a diabetic. The Eldon Police Department does have DNA and dental charting available. Tammy Rothganger Ethnicity: White female Age: 43 Missing from: Eldon Circumstances: Tammy Rothanger was last seen at school on May 16, 1984. Tammy has a tattoo of "R" on her left arm.