Bring Michaela Garecht Home – Missing Since 1988

Michaela Joy Garecht (Source: FBI)

On the morning of November 19, 1988, Michaela Joy Garecht was nine years old when she was abducted by an unknown male in the Rainbow Market parking lot in Hayward, California. Michaela was trying to retrieve her friend’s scooter that had been moved near the abductor’s car when she was grabbed and forced into the vehicle.

Michaela Kidnapping Suspect
Michaela Kidnapping Suspect

At the time of the abduction, the suspect was described as being between eighteen and twenty-four years old with a slender build. He was approximately 6’0″ and 180 pounds with dirty blond, shoulder-length hair. He had a pockmarked or pimpled face and was driving an older model, full-sized four-door sedan, possibly gold or tan in color, with damage to the front bumper (source: FBI).

As noted on Sharon Nemeth Murch’s website (Michaela’s mother), an eyewitness noted his eye’s were fox eyes and looked right at the witness but didn’t see them.

This Michaela Garecht Poster from Missing shows an age progressed picture of what Michaela may look like today.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the abductor of Michaela Garecht.

It is touching to read posts from Michaela’s mother who writes to Michaela in a heartfelt Dear Michaela Blog. What would you do if your child went missing?

I pray that Michaela comes home soon.


Is Madeleine McCann Still Alive?

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann captured headlines in 2007 when she vanished from the family’s vacation apartment in Praia da Luz on the Algarve coast, nine days before her fourth birthday.

Madeleine McCann Age Progression Image(age 9)
Madeleine McCann Age Progression Image (9 yr)

Numerous sightings of Madeleine were reported over the years. To further investigate the case, Scotland Yard launched Operation Grange in 2011 at the request of the British Home Secretary.

After reviewing over 30,000 documents and making numerous visits to Portugal, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood recently said they continue to believe there is a possibility Madeleine is alive. Their review of the case has identified thirty-eight persons of interest, twelve of whom are British nationals. Madeleine’s parents are not suspects.

Hope still remains that this beautiful blonde-haired girl who has blue-green eyes with a distinctive mark on her right eye, known as a coloboma on the iris, will be found alive. For more information: Madeleine McCann Flyer