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Author Topic: 2 yo Caleigh Anne Harrison Last Seen at Long Beach, Rockport, MA 4/19/12  (Read 6046 times)
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2012, 10:13:04 AM »

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-mct-new-search-for-missing-caleigh-yields-nothing-20120505,0,7375471.story
New search for missing Caleigh yields 'nothing'
Colneth Smiley Jr. -Boston Herald
May 5, 2012

Police searched in vain after returning for a second day yesterday looking for evidence in the mysterious two-week-old disappearance of Gloucester toddler Caleigh Anne Harrison along Rockport's Long Beach, said state police spokesman David Procopio.

Investigators launched into action Thursday when a man walking his dog reported his pet was acting oddly. State and Rockport police searched the area Thursday and brought in more resources yesterday.

Police revisited the section of the beach with search dogs and a backhoe yesterday, but after hours of searching and digging, they reported "nothing found."
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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2012, 02:14:09 PM »

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x2089087728/Good-Harbor-finding-not-seen-as-tied-to-missing-Caleigh
Good Harbor finding not seen as tied to missing Caleigh
By Richard Gaines
May 9, 2012

Skin-like material was discovered this morning on Good Harbor Beach, less than a mile south of the place from which Gloucester 2-year-old Caleigh Harrison disappeared nearly three weeks ago.

Although Gloucester detective Steve Mizzoni said he was virtually certain the material was not from a human, it was sent to the state medical examiner for forensic examination.

The discovery was made by the Gloucester Department of Public Works beach sweeper, who clears the rack each morning and found the material in seaweed.
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"They found some skin, but it doesn't appear that the remains are human," said Mizzoni, who studied them after they were pulled from the sand by the DPW's Charlie Nicastro early this morning. "It looks like dark bedsheet, shredded, or the membrane from some animal — a seal or a deer — that has been in the ocean for months."

Mizzoni said that Rockport Police were also called in upon the discovery of the material on Good Harbor Beach.
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The events surrounding Caleigh's disappearance remain uncertain. While not ruling out foul play, Massachusetts state Police have said there is no evidence pointing to an abduction, despite claims by Caleigh's parents, Hammond and Anthony Harrison, that 4-year-old Elizabeth has talked of seeing a man on the beach who may have taken her little sister. Police have interviewed Elizabeth both in the immediate aftermath of Caleigh's disappearance, and two days later, with the aid of an investigative child psychologist.

Police, however, also called up a search of the waters off Long Beach April 26, after a week's worth of scouring the area yielded no apparent clues; authorities also briefly revived the search last Friday after a resident's dog began barking and digging in an area of the beach near where Caleigh disappeared, but that response also yielded nothing.
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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2012, 01:26:24 PM »

http://www.necn.com/05/07/12/Search-for-Caleigh-Are-child-witnesses-r/landing_newengland.html?blockID=703428&feedID=4206
Search for Caleigh: Are child witnesses reliable?
May 7, 2012

(NECN) - The search continues at Long Beach in Rockport, Mass., where a toddler went missing while playing with her family.

Two-year-old Caleigh Anne Harrison, of Gloucester, Mass., has been missing since April 19.

Her mother went to fetch a ball, and turned her attention away from Caleigh and her 4-year-old sister for a two-minute period. When she returned, Caleigh was gone.

The 4-year-old sister may hold crucial information into Caleigh's whereabouts, but how reliable is a young child?

Dr. Robin Deutsch, Child Forensic Psychologist and Director of the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, joined "The Morning Show" to discuss the case further.

Dr. Deutsch says absolutely a 4-year-old can definitely have the mental capacity to act as a witness to a crime. Developmentally the child does have the cognitive capacity to accurately report what she saw.
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To sum up, the child is capable of reporting what she saw, but we do not know what she has been told, what she has heard, or what reactions to her story she's witnessed that would influence her responses.

The most important thing for the child to understand is that this is not her fault. She will need constant reassurance that she is not to blame, and she is not the cause of her sister's disappearance.

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« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2012, 11:21:42 PM »

Neglect report on Rockport mom

BOSTON (AP) - Police investigating the disappearance of a 2-year-old girl from a Rockport beach have filed a report with Massachusetts child welfare authorities of potential neglect of her 4-year-old sister.

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http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/news/massachusetts/neglect-charge-for-rockport-mom
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« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2012, 11:25:56 PM »

Offhand comment led to DCF probe

Caleigh’s dad: I was just worried

The father of missing Gloucester tot Caleigh Harrison said he’s stunned his comment to a Rockport cop led the Department of Children and Families to investigate his estranged wife’s ability to care for their other child.
 
Anthony Harrison told the Herald he was simply worried about his wife, Allison Hammond — who was with Caleigh the day she vanished from Long Beach in Rockport — and mentioned his concern Thursday to Rockport officer Dan Mahoney.
 
“It was just like a conversation. A simple conversation. It wasn’t like I wanted to report that she wasn’t fit,” Harrison said. “I didn’t think this was going to happen.”

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http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1061132629
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« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2012, 11:52:24 PM »

Caleigh's family questions cops

"Police said they couldn't issue an Amber Alert because there was no evidence of an abduction," says Catherine Curcuru, an aunt and godmother of missing Gloucester 21/2-year-old Caleigh Harrison.
 
"But when you think about it, there was no evidence — and there's still no evidence — that she was in the water, either," Curcuru says. "So, why automatically rule out abduction? We're an island. Why not close the roads? What would it take? How much would it cost?"

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http://www.newburyportnews.com/local/x1561284448/Caleighs-family-questions-cops
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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2012, 12:10:28 AM »

Giving hope at a time of fear, loss

When little Caleigh Harrison went missing from a Rockport beach last month, local police, state troopers, and the Coast Guard — with divers, helicopters, and teams of dogs — joined the search. Several days later, the family called in another resource: Mission for the Missing.

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http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2012/05/20/mission_for_the_missing_is_a_nonprofit_volunteer_group_that_helps_locate_missing_people/
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« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2012, 09:44:09 PM »

http://www.necn.com/05/21/12/DCF-will-investigate-family-of-missing-M/landing.html?blockID=711598&feedID=4753
DCF will investigate family of missing Mass. toddler
May 21, 2012

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The Department of Children and Families confirms they are investigating the family of Caleigh Anne Harrison.

Last week, Rockport and the state police team investigating the case filed a civil report on behalf of the toddler's older sister.

The filing with DCF represents an allegation of potential neglect.
   
DCF has received that report and will investigate.
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« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2012, 07:18:10 PM »

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/archive/x1647282923/Dad-focuses-on-Caleighs-return
Dad focuses on Caleigh's return
He says his, wife's concern for daughters, not welfare probe

By Joann Mackenzie Staff Writer
May 23, 2012

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« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2012, 07:12:42 PM »

http://www.necn.com/05/30/12/Ceremony-held-in-honor-of-missing-childr/landing_newengland.html?blockID=716700&feedID=4206
Ceremony held in honor of missing children at Mass. State House
May 30, 2012

(NECN) - The parents of Caleigh Harrison joined together with several other parents at the Massachusetts State House today for an annual ceremony in memory of missing and murdered children.

The 12th annual Missing Children's Day Ceremony was held Wednesday morning, and Anthony Harrison took the opportunity to speak about his two-year-old daughter, Caleigh, who disappeared in April from Long Beach in Rockport.
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State police say they've found no evidence of abduction or foul play.

They believe she may have been swept out to sea.

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« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2012, 07:15:52 PM »

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x1561295396/Amber-alert-issues-hover-over-Caleigh-case
Amber alert issues hover over Caleigh case
By Joann Mackenzie Staff Writer
May 30, 2012

Do I think they should have issued an Amber Alert?" said Ron Kimmence. "How about 150 percent, yes."

Kimmence, who identifies himself as "a close friend of the family" of Caleigh Harrison, who vanished from Rockport's Long Beach on April 19, was speaking at the townwide candlelight vigil held for the toddler on May 11, at Gloucester's Fishermen's Memorial.

Kimmence is not alone in wondering why the police never activated an Amber Alert for 21/2-year-old Caleigh Harrison.

Like members of Caleigh's own family, many of the young parents who turned up in droves at the candlelight vigil that night said they wondered aloud from Day One why police had not immediately issued an Amber Alert when Caleigh disappeared while on an outing with her mother, Allison Hammond, and her 4-year-old sister, Elizabeth.
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"Most people," says Maureen Flatley, of the Boston-based nonprofit Mission for the Missing, "assume that the Amber Alert is automatic when a child disappears, but that's just not so."

For an Amber Alert to be activated, explained Flatley, who has worked closely with Caleigh Harrison's family over the weeks since her disappearance, criteria has to be met, an abduction has to be witnessed.


That came as a shock to Caleigh's family, who, like "most people" had assumed the Amber Alert was automatic. On April 19, they learned the hard way that they were sadly mistaken.
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First and foremost, those guidelines, as stated on the official Amber Alert website, "require law enforcement to confirm an abduction prior to issuing an alert ... as well as descriptive information about the suspect and the suspect's vehicle."

The key word here, even more than "suspect," is "vehicle."

The Amber Alert system relies largely on vehicular identification for its success. Absent a description of a vehicle, suspect, or an eyewitness account of an abduction, an Amber Alert could not be activated by Rockport Police or State Police responding to Long Beach on April 19.

Issuing alerts in the absence of significant information that an abduction has occurred could, according to the Amber Alert website, lead to abuse of the system. An astounding 2,300 American adults and chidren are reported missing every day, it further notes, hence, overuse of this nationwide system could easily undermine its effectiveness.
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« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2012, 02:21:11 PM »

November 11, 2012
 
Pants like Caleigh's found at Good Harbor

A pair of pink capri pants described as similar to those worn by 21/2-year-old Caleigh Harrison the day she disappeared from Rockport’s Long Beach last spring has been found on Good Harbor Beach, and both Rockport and Massachusetts State Police, with the help of Caleigh’s family and DNA experts, are trying to confirm whether the pants are, in fact, hers.

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http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x257827608/Pants-like-Caleighs-found-at-Good-Harbor
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« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2012, 02:22:35 PM »


Pictured: Pink pants of 'missing Cayleigh found washed up on shore near where two-year-old disappeared'Toddler went missing in April during family day out at beach in Rockport, Massachusetts
Parents believe that their daughter was kidnapped

By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 03:10 GMT, 13 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:35 GMT, 13 November 2012

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232128/Cayleigh-Harrison-missing-Toddlers-pink-pants-washed-Rockport-beach.html
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« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2012, 02:24:05 PM »

November 13, 2012
 
Renewed search for Caleigh planned for tomorrrow

Days after a tattered pair of pink children's pants — similar to the pair toddler Caleigh Harrison wore the day of her disappearance — was found on Gloucester's Good Harbor Beach, a group that promotes the awareness of cases involving missing children will be working with law enforcement officials and others in a renewed search for Caleigh on Wednesday.

Maureen Flatley of Essex, a volunteer with Mission for the Missing, a Boston-based nonprofit, is organizing the search with law enforcement officials, dog teams, and a state forensic anthropologist. The plan, Flatley said in an email to the Times, is to conduct will conduct a land search in the area of the beach Wednesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. — a time that coincides with the 10:45 high tide.

The search teams, which will include members of Caleigh's family, will meet at 10:30 a.m. for a briefing, then the dog teams will deploy about 11 a.m.

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http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x1499662696/Renewed-search-for-Caleigh-planned-for-tomorrrow
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« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2012, 02:25:07 PM »

Search ongoing for missing Mass. child
Published: Nov. 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM


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A tattered pair of pink pants, similar to those worn by Caleigh on the day of her disappearance, was found tangled in lobster-catching gear on the shore of nearby Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester Friday, the (Gloucester, Mass.) Times reported Tuesday.

Flatley said a search of the beach Wednesday morning, which will coincide with high tide, will be conducted with the involvement of her group, law enforcement officials, dog teams and a state forensic anthropologist.

Rockport Police Chief John McCarthy said the found pants are "very, very similar" to those Caleigh wore, and will undergo DNA testing.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/11/13/Search-ongoing-for-missing-Mass-child/UPI-18511352831395/
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« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2012, 12:57:38 PM »

Search resumes for missing Caleigh Harrison
Nov 14 2012
Posted: Today at 12:15 pm    Updated: Today at 12:30 pm



ROCKPORT, Mass. (WHDH) -- Officials are combing through the area where pieces of pants that likely belonged to Caleigh Harrison were found in a lobster trap.
 
Recent weather conditions helped searchers Wednesday. Officials said recent storms churned up the waters.
 
Searchers with dogs looked for any type of evidence as to what happened to Caleigh. The new search comes after parts of pink pants washed up on Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester last week. The pants were similar to those 2-year-old Caleigh was wearing when she disappeared from a Rockport beach seven months ago.

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http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/12009061024413/search-resumes-for-missing-caleigh-harrison/
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« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2014, 10:20:06 AM »

Still missing.  Still no answers.   


http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/harrison_caleigh.html
Caleigh Anne Harrison

Last updated May 7, 2013;  case file added

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