NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – Three men were arrested in connection with the disappearance of an 11-year-old Florida girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert.
An Amber Alert was issued Monday for Montana Breseman, who was found safe Tuesday in Tampa, according to Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco.
Luis Alberto Encarnacion, 22, and two other men were arrested in the case, Nocco said.
“There is no logical sense for a 22-year-old man to be with an 11-year-old child unless there was horrific things that were going to go on in that place,” Nocco said. “In her mind, she thought Louis was her boyfriend. We all know that’s not real. What’s real is Louis acted like a predator.”
Authorities said it’s believed the man and girl came into contact with each other through social media.
Prior to Breseman being found, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video showing her at a 7-Eleven, where she gets into a car.
The mother of a girl who went missing on a family camping trip in September 2019 has filed suit at the Tokyo District Court demanding U.S. social media giant Twitter Inc. reveal the identities of users who slandered her online over her daughter's disappearance.
"I was wounded by the swords of people's words online," 38-year-old Tomoko Ogura told an April 20 news conference. "I don't want anyone else to have to experience what I've gone through." She added that, if Twitter reveals the information on her online attackers, then it will be possible to file damages lawsuits and criminal reports against them.
Misaki Ogura was 7 years old when she disappeared from a Yamanashi Prefecture campsite in September 2019. Just after her daughter went missing, Tomoko began posting information on the case on social media almost daily in hopes of finding witnesses.
According to the court filing, from September 2020 through January 2021, her posts were met with 11 tweets stating that she was behind the girl's disappearance, and three insulting Misaki.
Tomoko and her legal representatives assert that "the slander went beyond any acceptable level and damaged the plaintiff's honor. There is legal precedent for determining that respect and affection for the dead are deserving of legal protection, and this also applies to a long-term missing person."
The suit, dated March 29, is demanding that Twitter hand over the registered telephone numbers, email addresses and other information associated with the nine accounts behind the 14 offending tweets.
Tomoko also revealed that she has filed a similar suit against an Osaka-based telecommunications company at the Osaka District Court.
Her attorney Kazuhito Ozawa stated, "There are people who believe whatever they see on the internet is true. We must sound the alarm."
According to the Ministry of Justice, Regional Legal Affairs bureaus across Japan aided people with 636 internet-related problems including deleting defamatory content in 2011. In 2017, that had risen to 2,217, and there have been between 1,700 and 2,000 cases per year since.
A "resourceful" 47-year-old woman missing for months has been found alive in a tent in Utah County, Utah, telling officials she foraged for grass and moss to survive.
Officials believe the woman — who was weak and had lost weight when found Monday — chose to stay in the Diamond Fork area over the last few months, the Utah County Sheriff's Office said.
Search and rescue crews first looked for her in December after finding an abandoned car and camping equipment.
"Over the next several months efforts were made to identify and contact family without success," the sheriff's office said Monday. "Detectives did make contact with this woman's former co-workers but they did not get any information that suggested where this woman might be. They did, however, find information that suggested this woman might struggle with mental health challenges."
On Sunday, a sheriff's office sergeant and other searchers returned to Diamond Fork to look for her. When their drone crashed, the sergeant and drone pilot walked into the hills to retrieve it, and came across a tent, the sheriff's office said. Inside was the missing woman.
UBLISHED: May 12, 2021 at 8:19 a.m. | UPDATED: May 12, 2021 at 9:17 a.m. A 13-year-old Florida girl found dead after she went missing was killed by stabbing, the sheriff of St. Johns County announced Tuesday.
Newly released information also sheds light on the arrest of a 14-year-old schoolmate in Tristyn Bailey’s death.
Tristyn’s body was discovered Sunday evening in a wooded area near her home. Her parents had reported her missing that morning; she reportedly had last been seen around 1 a.m. near a recreation center in their neighborhood, Durbin Crossing, a subdivision south of Jacksonville.
Sheriff Robert Hardwick gave only the barest details of the attack, but said the girl was stabbed “more than once” and that “it was not an accident.”
An arrest report obtained by Jacksonville TV station WJAX said surveillance video from 1:45 a.m. Sunday recorded two people walking toward the end of the Durbin Crossing cul-de-sac where Tristyn’s body was later found. One of them is dressed in black clothes matching those Tristyn wore, and the other is in a light-colored hoodie and shorts.
A little more than 90 minutes later, the person in the shorts returns, walking alone and carrying a pair of shoes.
During a conversation with his mother at the sheriff’s office later Sunday, the suspect spoke of walking home barefoot because his shoes were uncomfortable, the arrest report said.
The boy also reportedly made “admissions during questioning” that led deputies to search his home and turn up “items of evidentiary value” including clothing that appeared to be bloodstained, the sheriff’s office said. Investigators have not said whether they believe they’ve found the murder weapon.
The boy’s home is about a quarter-mile from where the body was found. Both suspect and victim were students at Patriot Oaks Academy, a public K-8 school.
The suspect is currently facing charges of second-degree murder and was ordered Tuesday to remain in juvenile custody for 21 days.
At a press conference Monday, Hardwick said the charge could be upgraded to first-degree murder if the evidence warrants it and that it had not been determined whether the boy would be charged as an adult.