Thursday, March 26, 2009

ABDUCTED CHILDREN

****Update March 30, 2009**** First I want to thank everyone who took a moment to look at the pictures of Jack and Duncan. The boys were found but sadly they were not found alive. There are no more details at this time.***


While the majority of the posts on my blog are dedicated to prematurity (with the occasional teasing of my husband), this blog post will be dedicated to 2 children who are missing.

Their family needs your help.

Please take a moment to look at the information and study the pictures. Please do NOT assume that you won't be able to help because of the location of the abduction. Many abducted children are taken far away from the point where they were taken. Also, just because these boys were taken by their father, please do NOT assume it is not as serious as a stranger abduction.

If you would like to help, you can print posters from the following link:
National Center for Exploited and Missing Children

For more information you can visit:
http://www.myspace.com/helpfindduncanandjack

If you are on Facebook you can join the group

"the official bringing jack and duncan connolly home safe group"


If you have any information, no matter how small, please contact

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Family Abduction
DUNCAN CONNOLLY

DOB: Oct 17, 1999
Missing: Mar 8, 2009
Age Now: 9
Sex: Male
Race: Asian
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 3'6" (107 cm)
Weight: 66 lbs (30 kg)
Missing From:
BLOOMINGTON
IL
United States

JACK CONNOLLY

DOB: Apr 10, 2001
Missing: Mar 8, 2009
Age Now: 7
Sex: Male
Race: Asian
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 3'4" (102 cm)
Weight: 62 lbs (28 kg)
Missing From:
BLOOMINGTON
IL
United States



MICHAEL CONNOLLY

Abductor
DOB: May 20, 1968
Sex: Male
Race: Asian
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
Duncan and Jack were allegedly abducted by their father, Michael Connolly on March 8, 2009. A felony warrant for Kidnapping was issued for Michael on March 9, 2009. They may still be in the local area or they may travel to Hoffman Estates, Illinois in a grey Dodge Dynasty with license plates A326109. The photos shown above are a representation of what the vehicle may look like. Michael may go by the alias name Gung Yer Lee.
ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

LeRoy Police Department (Illinois) 1-309-888-5030

7 comments:

ThePreemie Experiment said...

No matter what I do, the picture of the boys' father keeps getting cut off. Please visit the websites listed to see his picture.

Sheila said...

Hi Stacy,
I think it's too bad that broadcast/bulletins like this do not give more details about WHY this situation has happened. I know that many folks have extremely ambivilent feelings about what can be a custodial interference situation. Not all cases where one parent (mother or father) winds up with sole custody is just a benign legal decision - there may have been a history of documented abuse etc.. I think children who are truly endanger from their biological parents deserve a better shot at having the same kind of attention that the country gives to 'stranger abductions' if the situation is really dangerous. As it is, we don't 'see' these milk carton kids as it is (have you ever seen the Dateline where they created "lost" posters and then had someone walk the child through a public place filled with their picture - and almost no one even noticed and only 2 or 3 even tried to do anything).

Susie Korbel said...

Those poor children... their mother must be heartbroken right now.

I hope they are found soon.

ThePreemie Experiment said...

Sheila, you are so right, not enough attention is given to parental abductions.

I've updated the original post.

Sheila said...

Stacy

My heart sank when I read that story online this morning even before reading your blog. I thought how tragic. How preventable. Our culture cannot survive the callous disregard we give to our families and our children. This is a situation clearly in need of some heroes. I suspect as the economy continues to decline, folks who were marginally "holding it together" will unravel... just here in SoCal this year we've had an unprecidented number of family anihilations.. Our silence is a powerful evil force.

Sheila
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

Reality Rounds said...

I just found your blog from a link on "Running a Hospital." I have been a NICU nurse for many moons, and this site is wonderful. On a personal note, I have a nephew who was born at 31 weeks, and is now 5 yeas old. He is very healthy, but "challenging" to say the least. Thanks for your blog!

tbonegrl said...

I let out a shicked sigh when I read they weren't found alive. How awful.