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Missing teen found after eight months: Bobbie Ann Cooper hadn’t seen her granddaughter, Gracie Toelle, in eight months. On Friday, she finally received an answer to a question people around the world had been asking: Where is Gracie?

On March 16, Gracie, then 14, headed out the door of Cooper’s home in North Platte to take out the garbage. Her Yorkie, Little Ricky, was by her side.

It wasn’t unusual for a teenager to be taking out the trash - it was unusual for them to never come back.

The family immediately launched a search for Gracie and filed a missing person's report.

The North Platte Police Department reviewed tips and leads. Leticia Montoya-Bonifas with Central Nebraska Human Trafficking began looking into the case. Soon the the Center for Search and Investigations was involved.

Gracie's parents, Cassie and Mickey Gill, began fundraising efforts to hire a private investigator.

Months went by, Gracie's 15th birthday passed and her missing persons poster was recirculated several times, racking up more than 24,000 shares on social media through pages such as Locate The Missing, but there was still no sign of her.

On Friday, Cooper’s phone rang. An investigator for the North Platte Police Department was on the other end.

"Investigator Jim Ady called me to tell me he had a tip she was at a shelter in San Francisco," Cooper said.

Cooper said Ady told her that Gracie had been dropped off at the shelter on Friday and the shelter contacted police. Gracie was alive. She was safe. It wasn’t that simple though.

“It took awhile to confirm that it was, in fact, her,” Cooper said.

Cooper said Child Protective Services is working with law enforcement and the family to get her home.

Cooper said the family is grateful for the efforts by people across the country trying to locate Gracie.

Cooper had an opportunity to talk to Gracie, who told her that Little Ricky, the Yorkie, had died in his sleep. Gracie told Cooper something else: “She said she loves us and wants to come home,” Cooper said.

They have no idea what Gracie’s been through or how she got to San Francisco, but those details don’t matter right now - because for the first time in eight months they know with certainty that their little girl is coming home alive. www.nptelegraph.com/news/state/updated-girl-missing-for-eight-months-found/article_355e0256-ae5a-...
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Missing teen found after eight months: Bobbie Ann Cooper hadn’t seen her granddaughter, Gracie Toelle, in eight months. On Friday, she finally received an answer to a question people around the world had been asking: Where is Gracie?

On March 16, Gracie, then 14, headed out the door of Cooper’s home in North Platte to take out the garbage. Her Yorkie, Little Ricky, was by her side.

It wasn’t unusual for a teenager to be taking out the trash - it was unusual for them to never come back.

The family immediately launched a search for Gracie and filed a missing persons report.

The North Platte Police Department reviewed tips and leads. Leticia Montoya-Bonifas with Central Nebraska Human Trafficking began looking into the case. Soon the the Center for Search and Investigations was involved.

Gracies parents, Cassie and Mickey Gill, began fundraising efforts to hire a private investigator.

Months went by, Gracies 15th birthday passed and her missing persons poster was recirculated several times, racking up more than 24,000 shares on social media through pages such as Locate The Missing, but there was still no sign of her.

On Friday, Cooper’s phone rang. An investigator for the North Platte Police Department was on the other end.

Investigator Jim Ady called me to tell me he had a tip she was at a shelter in San Francisco, Cooper said.

Cooper said Ady told her that Gracie had been dropped off at the shelter on Friday and the shelter contacted police. Gracie was alive. She was safe. It wasn’t that simple though.

“It took awhile to confirm that it was, in fact, her,” Cooper said.

Cooper said Child Protective Services is working with law enforcement and the family to get her home.

Cooper said the family is grateful for the efforts by people across the country trying to locate Gracie.

Cooper had an opportunity to talk to Gracie, who told her that Little Ricky, the Yorkie, had died in his sleep. Gracie told Cooper something else: “She said she loves us and wants to come home,” Cooper said.

They have no idea what Gracie’s been through or how she got to San Francisco, but those details don’t matter right now - because for the first time in eight months they know with certainty that their little girl is coming home alive. http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/state/updated-girl-missing-for-eight-months-found/article_355e0256-ae5a-11e6-bb6f-33900be476b9.html

Janine Townsend, Jackie Jones Cabaniss and 23 others like this

Ashlee SorensenI'm so happy that your daughter was find alive but I feel sorry for her losing her dog and going through all that she been through in the last eight months. My thoughts and prayers are with you

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Ashlee Sorensen

Brenda Dukes SkurjaWhat a wonderful Thanksgiving, and perfect Christmas present. I pray she gets the help to overcome whatever darkness she was put through

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Brenda Dukes Skurja

Lynne Michelle GramlingThank you Lord for keeping this child, your child safe. Thank you Lord for answering many of prayers. Lord just thank you for loving us. In your Holy name I say thank you. Amen

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Lynne Michelle Gramling

Leslie CallawayThat is so wonderful. I'm so happy for the family. Great job guys in continuing to look for her. Y'all make hope mean something.

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Leslie Callaway

Becky Christina Martin-MerchantThis is amazing news! I hope all is well and Gracie is okay. I remember reading this alert a while back and being worried for her and her dog, im sorry to see about her dog, that is sad news x

2 weeks ago   ·  2
Becky Christina Martin-Merchant

Antoinette EmilyYou stay strong and believe that; everything happens for a reason, little one but I wish you peace and happiness, from now on xx

2 weeks ago   ·  3
Antoinette Emily

Danielle MarieWOW thank god, and right before the holidays too! Too bad all stories don't end up like this...

2 weeks ago   ·  10
Danielle Marie

Liz Hitchcocki'm so glad she's safe. I hope she's able to get the counseling she deserves to get through this ordeal.

2 weeks ago   ·  6
Liz Hitchcock

Art RomeroThat's great news. I'm assuming the investigation is ongoing and no arrests as of yet.

2 weeks ago   ·  6
Art Romero

Erica A WhitelockThank god she survived!!! Prayers for strength and healing.

2 weeks ago   ·  3
Erica A Whitelock

Virginia SandovalTYJ praying She will heal from what ever drama she may have endured.

2 weeks ago   ·  2
Virginia Sandoval

JoAnn L. ArellanoPrayers n blessings to get this young lady to her family soon safe. Thank god

2 weeks ago   ·  2
JoAnn L. Arellano

Carleen Dittmore BradburyGreat news! Praying she will reunited with her family soon.

2 weeks ago   ·  2
Carleen Dittmore Bradbury

Jessica SkluzacekWhat a blessing!! 🙏 She had been in our thoughts and prayers...💜

2 weeks ago   ·  2
Jessica Skluzacek

Holly BrownI'm so happy she is safe. I'm also sad for whatever she has been through.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Holly Brown

Hellen Brown PeaglerI love the ending to the story, praise God!!! He is good all the time!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Hellen Brown Peagler

Kellyanne GatesPraise Jesus! Thanks St Francis for praying and thanks Jesus for taking the dog peacefully.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
Kellyanne Gates

Rhodena LangPraises to Our Lord. That is the best news I've heard today

2 weeks ago
Rhodena Lang

Janice Oarso happy for the family ,but i just pray she hasn't gone through to much trauma aww <3

2 weeks ago
Janice Oar

Christina KilclineHer safety is great news! Wishing you all the best with your road ahead.

2 weeks ago
Christina Kilcline

Priscilla ManahanThis is great news! I'm so happy for you!!!!!

2 weeks ago
Priscilla Manahan

Kenneth GrigsbyMiracles do happen I just hope whatever she went through that she becomes a survivor

2 weeks ago
Kenneth Grigsby

Shelly Ann McGeheeSo happy to hear! Praying that she will be alright and able to move forward.

2 weeks ago
Shelly Ann McGehee

Michelle LynnThank you Lord. Happy for this family. Now let them heal.

2 weeks ago
Michelle Lynn

Michelle FaughtThank you , thank you for sharing the news she is safe ! i hope the family reunites and works through it .

2 weeks ago
Michelle Faught

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Locate The Missing missing someone with Hope Tyler and 48 others in Omaha, Nebraska.

#Missing #NE teen: Angeleah “Leah” James, age 15, was last seen in #Omaha, #Nebraska on October 24, 2016.

Leah James is described as Native American, 5’6” tall, weighs 140 lbs., has black hair with red highlights and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweater, blue jeans and white low top Nike Air Force 1 shoes (she was originally thought be wearing white Adidas but her mother just discovered them still at her home this afternoon).

Anyone with information on her location, please contact Omaha Police Department at (402) 444-5818 or your local law enforcement agency by dialing 911.

To continue assisting with missing & unidentified persons and wanted fugitive cases please follow Locate The Missing on Facebook. #CouncilBluffs #Iowa #IA
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#Missing #NE teen: Angeleah “Leah” James, age 15, was last seen in #Omaha, #Nebraska on October 24, 2016. 

Leah James is described as Native American, 5’6” tall, weighs 140 lbs., has black hair with red highlights and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweater, blue jeans and white low top Nike Air Force 1 shoes (she was originally thought be wearing white Adidas but her mother just discovered them still at her home this afternoon). 

Anyone with information on her location, please contact Omaha Police Department at (402) 444-5818 or your local law enforcement agency by dialing 911.

To continue assisting with missing & unidentified persons and wanted fugitive cases please follow Locate The Missing on Facebook. #CouncilBluffs #Iowa #IA

Melissa Christopherson, Lisa Johnson-Meneses and 23 others like this

Locate The MissingHelp Amber Pina and Kimberly N Cole Edwards find Leah James. Please keep sharing until she has been located safely! Other ways you can help: Download, view, print up and distribute the full sized UPDATED flyer (Leah is now believed to be wearing white low top Nike Air Force 1 shoes, she was originally thought be wearing white Adidas but her mother just discovered them still at her home this afternoon) off of our website for printing posters or for use on social media by right clicking & click save at: www.locatethemissing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Missing-Find-Angeleah-James.png (much larger & higher quality than saving/viewing from Facebook).

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Joanne Evertshared-----millard------everyone in omaha,lavista,and out lining area,iowa. please help her parents find her safe and bring her home.

1 month ago   ·  2
Joanne Evert

Sharin RadcliffShared in Omaha Nebraska praying for her safety.

1 month ago   ·  2
Sharin Radcliff

Lorinda SorensenThis is amazing!!!!! So much support

1 month ago   ·  1
Lorinda Sorensen

Novell CostanzoShared in Ashland Nebraska

1 month ago   ·  2
Novell Costanzo

Michelle HarrisShared in Missouri... Prayers for her safety and that she is found safe and prayers for her family... Peace and comfort to know that God is keeping their daughter safe and will return her safety to them.

1 month ago   ·  1
Michelle Harris

Amy Cohen DredlaSharing in East Texas, family in Omaha.

1 month ago   ·  2
Amy Cohen Dredla

Lucy WoodPeople please keep a close eyes open for this girl and all missing children they need our help so in god name help fine them please..

1 month ago   ·  2
Lucy Wood

Sam MorganShe could be in her way to Standing Rock, for the DAPL protest. Shared in Georgia

1 month ago   ·  8

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Sam Morgan

Karen CollinsShared in Washington state. Praying she is found and brought home!

1 month ago   ·  1
Karen Collins

Tabitha ChaldarisThank you Archangel Chamuel for finding her and anyone involved in her disappearance. Thank you for her safe return. Amen.

1 month ago   ·  1

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Tabitha Chaldaris

Crystal KingGod keep her safe until she returns home.

1 month ago   ·  1
Crystal King

Laura Gregg MendozaPraying for her safe return shared in Sierra Vista AZ

1 month ago   ·  1
Laura Gregg Mendoza

Vera BerrySharing Ocean Springs MS

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Vera Berry

Bonnie LupoShared Eldorado,Ark

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Bonnie Lupo

Karen DeesShared in Va

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Karen Dees

Debbie JosephSHARED IN NEVADA

1 month ago   ·  1
Debbie Joseph

Kimberly N Cole EdwardsShe was wearing white Nike Air-forces not her adidas sorry.

1 month ago   ·  1
Kimberly N Cole Edwards

Janet MedinaGod bless,hope she is located,praying she safe!!!👏

1 month ago   ·  2
Janet Medina

Shala Lynn FloydShared

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Shala Lynn Floyd

Chuck KirkShared in Arizona

1 month ago   ·  1
Chuck Kirk

Teresa LathamShared Madison Wisconsin

1 month ago   ·  1
Teresa Latham

Angie WestShared SC

1 month ago   ·  1
Angie West

Rendy Sussan McDermand WylandShared

1 month ago   ·  1
Rendy Sussan McDermand Wyland

Veronica A. JaramilloShared in Gadsden Alabama

1 month ago   ·  1
Veronica A. Jaramillo

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If you would like to feature someone missing from Nebraska, please contact us.

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Tyler ‘TY’ Thomas 
Missing Since December 3rd, 2010
Peru, Nebraska

Peru State College Student

Age: 19
Height: 5’5″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Weight: 140 lbs

The Nebraska State Patrol is assisting the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office and Peru State College, with the search for a missing co-ed.

At 3 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3 Tyler (Ty) Thomas, 19, was reported missing after attending an off-campus party in Peru. She was last seen at 1:30 a.m. walking toward the Centennial Complex residence hall on the southwest side of Peru, Nebraska. click here for more info…. 

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Anthony Wilbur
Missing Since March 20th, 2009
Bellevue, Nebraska

age: 23
height: 5′ 7″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Weight: 190 lbs.

Anthony Wilbur is a 23 year old Black/Hispanic male. He is 5ft 7in, 190lbs, olive skin complexion with black curly hair. He is mentally disabled and his parents have legal guardianship. Anthony has been missing since Friday March 20, 2009. He may be walking in Iowa or; Bellevue, Omaha, or Lincoln Nebraska. click here for more info…. 

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Marshall Dee Usher – 15
Missing Since Ju
ly 16th, 2007
Lincoln, NE 

Marshall Dee Usher-Missing
15 years old
5’7″ tall 140 lbs
Sandy Blonde Hair Blue Eyes
Last seen 11:30 p.m. at Cedar House in Lincoln Nebraska July 16th 2007
Marshall requires Medication which he does not have.

If seen please call –
Lincoln Nebraska Police Dept.
402-441-7222

 

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Jessica Ogrady
OMAHA, Neb.
Jessica O’Grady a 19-year-old University of Nebraska-Omaha student was last seen on Wednesday, and her family is asking the public’s help to find her. A missing person case turned into a criminal investigation on Wednesday. Jessica O’Grady has not been seen for a week. Now the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says they have found evidence of a crime.. click here for more info…. 

 

 

 

 

 

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