Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Police and Family are Desperately Seeking: Gina “Michelle” Ennis

By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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Jacksonville, FL. /February 1, 2016-A woman with severe brain injury is missing and has been for over six months now. The family is praying that she will come home soon, so they are trying to get the word out about her disappearance with pictures to share on Facebook and other social media venues. According to News4Jax, Michelle’s family reports her missing from the Riverside area of the First Coast on July 10th, 2015 after not hearing from her.

She was headed to the store according to her friends, but she never returned from the store and hasn’t been seen yet. The family has been desperately searching for the missing 49 year-old woman GinaMichelle” Ennis. According to News4Jax, she has not been seen since July 10th, 2015 when her friends said the she left their house on Stockton St. and Edison Ave. while heading to the store. Unfortunately, Michelle had a severe, yet traumatic brain injury in the late 1990’s.

The doctors had surgically removed part of her frontal lobe of her brain. However, the family reported that procedure affected her judgment and her family thinks she could be vulnerable in her condition. According to New4Jax, the family told the police about her brain injury, so they can help find out exactly what may have happened to her during her walk to the store. The family thinks that someone may be keeping her against her will and they just want her to come home.  

Michelle’s family members believe that she would never run away or disappear on her own, because she is a mother, grandmother, sister, and she is loved by many people. However, according to New4Jax, she did live as a homeless person or transient before her sudden disappearance. Every few days, Michelle would call one of her family members and so far she has not reached out to anyone. Her family said she always carried her suitcase with her, but she didn’t take it when she left to walk to the store.

Her family says Michelle has not and cannot drive, so her relatives are begging everyone to look for her in their own area of town. Her relatives are afraid that someone has either kidnapped her or she met with foul play. According to New4Jax, Michelle’s friends and family are praying that she has not been thrown away like piece of household trash. If you have any information on this case or the whereabouts of Gina “Michelle” Ennis, then please call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office or CrimeStoppers.
                                                                                                                                 
References:

New4Jax (2015) Sister of Missing Woman: ‘We Just Need Her Home’
Retrieved from the World Wide Web on Feb. 2, 2016
http://www.news4jax.com/news/local/sister-of-missing-woman-we-just-need-her-home


 
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Monday, February 1, 2016

Gang Violence Claims Another Young Life

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Jan. 30, 2016/Jacksonville, FL– A 22-month-old toddler was killed after becoming a victim of a possible gang related drive by shooting on Friday night. According to Action News Jax, the toddler has been identified as Aiden Michael McClendon and he was sitting in a car with his mother and his grandmother at a home on Spearing St., which is  on the Eastside of Jacksonville, FL.  Suddenly, without any warning, bullets began spraying the car and the house.
As the first responders reached the scene, the toddler was still alive, despite being shot once in the shoulder and twice in the stomach area. According FCN, baby Aiden McClendon was the only person who was shot in this drive by shooting. The toddler was rushed to UF Health, where he immediately underwent life saving surgery. Unfortunately, the police announced to the public on Saturday that the adorable toddler died due to his injuries.
This senseless, yet violent tragedy has the family and police asking the entire First Coast Community to turn in the suspect or suspects. According to Action News Jax, the city leaders have agreed to offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons that who killed this innocent little toddler. No one else was hurt in the drive by shooting, although the house and car were struck by a barrage of bullets.
This innocent baby lost his life, due to the senseless violence and the police has vowed that they are not going to rest until they have the person or persons that are responsible for this toddler's murder.
According the FCN, Chief Tom Hackney said, “Turn these people in, they do not deserve to be walking the same streets that you and I walk.
The police believe that someone is the house was the actual target of this gang related shooting, but instead this toddler became the victim. According to Action News Jax, police say some witnesses have about a white car that sped away from the scene. However, there is no clear description of the suspected shooter or shooters or the car that they used. Some witnesses stated that a white car may be involved, but police are asking anyone with information to come forward.   
References:
Action News Jax (2016) City Leaders Vow to find the Shooter of the 22-month-old killed in drive-by
Retrieved from the World Wide Web on January 30, 2016

Action News Jax (2016) Jacksonville Toddler Dies After Friday Shooting
Retrieved from the World Wide Web on January 30, 2016

FCN (2016) JSO: A 22-month-old Caught in the Middle of Gang Related Shooting Dies
Retrieved from the World Wide Web on January 30, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ways to Help Some Extraordinary Orphans in Kampala



By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer
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The Real LifeOrphanage is a place in Kampala, Uganda. The orphanage volunteers are trying to help the displaced children in their area. The orphanage needs help with donations or clothing, children toys, coloring items, sport items, and other things children love to do. The orphanage needs cash donations, in order to feed the children and to give the medical care. I have included the orphanages legal paperwork, but feel free to learn more about this special place that is mentoring children.

Sadly, these special children either have lost their parents to death or their parents just cannot care for them anymore. Fortunately, these children have a wonderful set of volunteers who have stepped in to care these amazing and resilient children. This orphanage is actually small and just starting out, so any help you can provide would help these volunteers care for these children. You can create shoe boxes full of personal hygiene items and maybe other things that may help the child thrive.

Maybe, you could get your church or your co-workers involved, by donating your children’s old clothes and small toys. The children need unsung heroes and you could be that person for them, so take a moment to see how you can help these wonderful children and volunteers. You can also help spread the word, as well as find the Real Life Orphanage on Facebook. If you message them, someone will answer you, eventually when they get to the computer or phone that they use to communicate.

Just seeing the pictures of these kids will tug at your heart as it has done mine. Therefore, take a moment to share this blog or see how you can help make these special children’s life better. Thank you!

©2016, Crystal S. Kauffman

PS: LEGAL PAPER WORK 


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Friday, January 22, 2016

My Song Demo...Be a Critic!


Hi Visitors and Fans,

I am need of assistance from my many friends and readers. I am entering a contest, as well submitting my song (I wrote the lyrics and came up with melody) to different places. I need brutally honest opinions about my song, because I want to see how people feel about it. I privately messaged some people. Thank you to all who take a moment of their time to listen to my song and comment. I have five days to enter the contest with a huge prize. Thank you again for your help.

My song is called Missing Heartbeat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb3c5wQsIUA









©Crystal S. Kauffman




Thank you for stopping by!

PS: I added random pictures in video.



Thursday, January 14, 2016

Police Believe They Have Found Lonzie Barton: Thrown away like garbage

By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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January 12, 2016/Jacksonville, FL- The search for little Lonzie Barton turned to heartbreak and sadness today for the family of the adorable toddler, as well as the First Coast Community. In a press conference, Jacksonville’s Sheriff, Mike Williams stated that the investigators, “strongly believe that the human remains belong to Lonzie Barton” (FCN, 2016). According to JSO Chief of Investigations Tom Hackney, “Lonzie had been thrown away like a piece of garbage”.

The 21-month-old toddler has been missing for over six months, while Ruben Ebron and Lonna Lauramore Barton have been sitting in jail. Both suspects are facing two child neglect charges and lying to police. According to (FCN, 2016), the prime suspect in the case, Ruben Ebron and his lawyers led police to the toddler’s remains on the Southside of town on Snyder St. Sadly, police never searched this area during the initial massive search, but the searchers were only 2.5 miles from where the remains were found.

The District Attorney, Angela Corey was also at the press conference and has requested that the First Coast Community give the law enforcement and legal communities’ time to answer the questions that everyone has in this case. According to (FCN, 2016), she announced that there may be more charges facing the two suspects, but is tight lipped about what the charges may be. As the remains are analyzed in the next few weeks and months, the truth may come out about how this adorable happy child ended up being thrown away like a piece of garbage.

More updates to come.

References:

First Coast News (2016) Ebron led JSO to believed Lonzie Barton remains in Southside woods
Retrieved from World Wide Web on January 12, 2016


Friday, December 11, 2015

My First Kiss



 
By, Crystal S.Kauffman, Staff Writer
 
Tonight I am in exotic bliss,
Since, I experienced my first kiss.
As you walked me to my door,
My lips begged for more.

As I say good night and climb in bed,
A full moon is shining overhead.
My heart is dancing with delight,
This will be a memorable night.

No one can change this magical day,
For you left me with so much to say.
My life will never be the same,
This first kiss will always remain.

©2010, Crystal S. Kauffman