Investigators have identified the cause of Aly Yeoman’s death as drowning. However, they have not yet declared the manner of her death. With no evidence of foul play, suicide nor accident have been ruled out. They further confirmed they found a blood alcohol content of about 0.07% in her system. Nothing else was listed in the toxicology or lab reports.
Aly was a beautiful, young Yuba College student who was last seen leaving Mike Lizarraga’s Romero Street home on the evening of March 30, 2017. Later that same night her truck was spotted driving around a locked gate and entering a levee road along the Feather River in Live Oak, California. The next morning, March 31, farmers spotted her truck stuck in the mud at a nearby orchard off Pennington Rd., with a single set of footprints leading away from it. After she was reported missing on April 1, her cell phone pinged on April 2 at 4:33 AM near the Romero St. residence. On April 3 the farmers finally called in the abandoned truck since no one had come to claim it. Detectives searched the entire area and reported the discovery of her truck to the media. Then around dusk that night, Aly’s phone mysteriously appeared near the levee where her truck had been abandoned four days earlier. After many weeks of searching and investigating, on May 6 a fisherman randomly found Aly deceased in the river near where investigators had already searched.
Investigators are still waiting on forensic results from Aly’s Toyota Tacoma. And questions remain unanswered on how her cell phone could have pinged in the Romero St. area after her truck was seen stuck in the mud, yet found near her truck four days later. Unless there is any new information gleaned from the truck forensics lab results, or until someone with more information comes forward, the investigation into Aly’s last hours and death will be at a standstill.
Today, the FBI announced in a press release that the black Saturn Astra used to abduct Yingying Zhang from a bus stop on the University of Illinois campus streets in Urbana has been located. The FBI has stated that no further tips are needed about the Astra. They further revealed that several additional leads have developed and the investigation is still active. The rewards for information leading to the whereabouts of Yingying are still being offered.
Yingying was last seen on UI security cameras entering the car on the corner of N. Goodwin Ave. and W. Clark St. on June 9, 2017 at 2:04 PM. They asked that information about Yingying’s location should be called in to 1-800-CALLFBI (1-800-225-5324), your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate in your area.
More information about Yingying’s abduction is available here.
Sad sad news today. It is with heavy heart that we report Aleksandra “Ola” Reeves was located deceased in Baltimore, Maryland. On June 6 she was found in a wooded area near an area where homeless camp along the embankment above the Jones Falls Expressway, near Guilford Avenue and E. Preston Street. Her car was just a short distance away.
Her cause of death has not yet been determined.
What could have happened at her job, what did she discover, or what did she see, that caused her to abruptly flee? Did she take her own life or did someone harm her? Could her death be related to missing person Anna Gould? We hope someone is investigating.
FMP would like to express our sincere condolences.
Anna Bronislawa Maciejewska-Gould went missing on April 10, 2017. Now only a few weeks later a second Polish woman, Aleksandra A. “Ola” Reeves, has also gone missing from Pennsylvania. Could these two missing women cases be related? There are some similarities.
A third blonde Polish woman working in finance had gone missing for over 24 hours last week. 21 year old Angelika Rosada of Elmhurst, IL had not returned home from work on June 1, but left her family a confused and disoriented phone message that night. She has now been found safe.
According to her husband of ten years, the morning 43 year old Anna left her home, she was in a panic and claimed she would be late to the finance company where she’s worked as an Actuary for the past 17 years. She presumably had been acting peculiar in the days before she disappeared. She had been planning to travel to Poland, but her passport is still at home. Anna left her cell phone at home and her car was located just a few miles from her residence, but she is still missing. Did her husband do something to harm her, or is there something bigger going on?
On May 23, 2017 Ola abruptly left the finance company where she has worked as an analyst for the past 10 years. She told them she couldn’t focus on her job and would not be back for awhile. It is unclear if Ola permanently resigned or just said she needed time off. She presumably had been mentioning job stress issues to her family in the weeks before she disappeared. She went home briefly, then stopped to gas up her car. About an hour later a panicked Ola contacted family then turned off her phone. That’s the last time anyone has heard from her. Did she harm herself, or is there something bigger going on?
MORE TO OLA’S STORY
About 15 years ago Ola came to the US on a work visa where she worked in the security department at Hersheypark. This is where she met her now husband of 13 years, Michael Reeves. Ola is known to be very sociable and outgoing, with a love for the mountains and gardening. 37 year old Ola has now been working as a business analyst for the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF) for over ten years. According to this Polish article, PEBTF manages health insurance and government benefits for Pennsylvania state employees and their families.
After she left work that day, she went to her Middletown, PA home around 12:15 pm. Exhibiting panic, Ola expressed her need to get away, perhaps back to her native Poland. However, she did not take her passport and left behind most of her personal belongings. Apparently she had access to a large amount of cash in her home, but she also left most of it behind. Around 2:30 pm she was seen gassing up her car at the Turkey Hill store in Elizabethtown, PA. She then left heading east on highway 230. About an hour later at 3:30 pm, she contacted relatives sounding panicked and stated that she might never see them again.
On May 25, her red two-door Fiat 500 Abarth with a black Pennsylvania D.A.R.E. license plate DA 29K8 was spotted heading North on Highway 219 in Elk County, PA, possibly towards New York. Perhaps she is headed to Niagara Falls. Mike has reached out to Ola’s family and the Polish community in hopes that someone has information on her whereabouts.
Both of these women immigrated from Poland within the last 15 years, live in southeast Pennsylvania (Malvern & Middletown), have been married a little over a decade, have blonde hair and blue eyes, have recently suddenly been acting panicky and stressed about work related issues, both work for finance companies, and neither can be traced by cell phone.
Anna is 5’4” tall, 150 lbs.
Ola is 5’5″ tall, 115 lbs., and has a heavy Polish accent. She has a tattoo of a spider on her right shoulder, and was seen wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
Anyone with information on either of these two women should call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-671-7500.
Anna Bronislawa Maciejewska-Gould, 43, was last seen leaving her home for work on April 10. She is 5’4” tall, weighs about 150 lbs., has blue eyes and brown hair with blonde highlights. She was driving her dark blue 2011 Audi A4 with the license plate HTF2919. If you saw Anna or her car please contact Pennsylvania State Police at 610-486-6280.
Anna graduated from Warsaw University in Poland in Mathematics and Computer Science. She immigrated to the US about 20 years ago and became a U.S. citizen. She studied Actuary Mathematics in Louisville, Kentucky and is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a fellow of Actuaries. She’s been employed as an Actuary and Quant at Voya Financial Inc. (previously ING) in the East Goshen section of West Chester for the past 17 years. She is described as very intelligent, highly valued, and likable by her coworkers and friends. She lives with her husband of ten years, 52 year old Allen Jay Gould, and their four year old son Andrew (his birthdays are in May) in a beautiful and much loved home she personally designed in 2015 on 10 Hedgerow Ln. in Malvern, PA in Charlestown Township. She lived in Exton, PA and at 675 Metro Ct. in West Chester previously.
Anna is reported to have last attended work on March 26. On March 27 she called her mother Janina Maciejewska in Warsaw, Poland to say she was planning to travel there with her son to attend her father’s 80th birthday celebration on March 30. The next day, March 28, she texted her mom in Poland saying “Mommy, something came up at work and we will arrive on Thursday, but we will stay the weekend (returning on Monday). Kisses, Anna”. That evening Anna called Poland again and verbally repeated the same itinerary to her family. During that call it was suggested they postpone the birthday celebration until Easter. Anna stated she would discuss the idea with Allen that evening. That was the last time anyone other than her husband has heard her voice or made contact with her. Since that last call on March 28, other than Allen none of Anna’s family members, coworkers or friends have seen or spoken to her.
After no contact with Anna for the entire next day of March 29, Janina sent a text message to her daughter asking if she was still planning to come to Poland the next day. Anna abruptly cancelled the trip to her native Poland by simply replying “I’m sorry I cannot come, kisses Anna”. Anna’s elderly father was disappointed that Anna did not call, but only texted him on his birthday. “It’s really not like her” said Janina.
It has been reported that Anna was seen at a restaurant having dinner with her husband and son on April 2 or March 26 (the friend can’t recall which date for certain). Anna then allegedly became ill so notified her work via text message that she would also not be in for the week of April 3. Janina contacted Allen on April 8, who instructed her to call back in two days. After those two days, on April 10 Anna’s family from Poland reported her missing to the police in Philadelphia, PA. After Anna failed to show up for work on April 10-11, her employer notified Pennsylvania State Police about her disappearance. An investigation began on April 11 after the employer showed concern that Anna had requested the past two weeks off of work, then failed return on her first day back on April 10.
The first contact police had with the missing woman’s husband regarding her disappearance was on April 12. According to this news article, at that time Allen “cooperated when he reported his wife missing and provided them with ‘valuable information’.” This is when Allen told investigators that Anna had left for work around 9:45 AM two days prior. Allen stated she was in a panic, rushing to attend a work-related meeting. However, Anna’s coworkers countered this saying there was not an “important” meeting scheduled that morning, just their daily 15-minute daily huddle that Anna was allowed to skip. Lt. Daniels stated“We are not going to get specifically into details, but there was a delay on his part in contacting us directly between the period of the 10th, when she left the house, and the 12th when he finally contacted us.”
She never completed her 10 minute drive to work that day nor did she return home that evening. Anna did not take her cell phone or passport with her, but may have had her wallet. State police continue to attempt to work with Gould through his attorney, Evan Kelly of West Chester. Kelly released a statement on Allen’s behalf saying it’s a very difficult time and requested privacy.
On May 8, Anna’s Audi was located at Charlestown Meadows overflow parking lot on Ashtree Drive in Malvern, near neighborhood walking trails. Some of Anna’s personal items were found in her car, which was impounded for investigation. The contents have been kept confidential. On May 13, forty investigators including Embreeville Station Troopers, search dogs, and State Police Academy Cadets returned to conduct an extensive search around the Charlestown Meadows development, the surrounding neighborhoods, and the wooded area around the walking trails. It is unknown if Anna had previously visited the trails.
If you have seen Anna or her car since March 28, please contact Pennsylvania State Police Embreeville Barracks in West Bradford at 610-486-6280, 1-800-4PA-TIPS, or 911. The case is assigned to Lt. Brandon Daniels, Criminal Investigation Section Commander.
Just days after Mike Lizarraga’s May 6, 2017 controversial and contradictory interview with the KCRA was released to the public, and angler fishing the banks of the Feather River near Pennington Road found a partially submerged dead body.
On May 9, The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the body found is Aly Yeoman.
Alycia “Aly” Yeoman of Gridley, CA, has been missing since March 30, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. Her last known confirmed personal contact with family was at 7:51 p.m., and last seen later that evening. The 20 year old is 5’4″, 115 lbs. and has brownish-blond hair. She also wears braces, a nose ring and has a small mole near her left eye. Her date of birth is 9/30/1996. The FBI has announced a now $20,000 reward for any information leading to Alycia’s safe return. All leads will be taken seriously. If you have any information on Alycia’s case, please contact the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department at 530-822-7307.
Earlier that March 30 evening around 6:00 p.m., Alycia and Mike Lizarraga, a 37 year old male friend and owner of his own cement company and a music artist, were reported to have visited the Taste of India in Yuba City. The waitress who served them said Mike is a frequent customer. It was reported that Alycia met with Mike because she had a lot on her mind and needed to talk to someone. It was reported that she then brought a bottle of wine to his home, and stayed until about 11:00 p.m. According to Lizarraga, also at the home that evening were Mike’s young daughter and his son who is around Alycia’s age, and a young couple (one of Mike’s workers). Alycia was reported as last seen driving her 1998 green Toyota Tacoma away alone from Mike’s 5-bedroom Yuba City residence at 1844 Romero St. that night around 11:00 p.m., a home that she visited regularly. Lizarraga claims she said she would be taking the back roads home. Mike’s father spoke on behalf of his son because Mike is now traveling on a radio tour promoting his music. The elder Lizarraga stated to media that the night Alycia disappeared, Mike tried to get Alycia to not drive since she had been drinking, offering to allow her to sleep on the couch, but that she chose to leave anyway. Mike determined she was fine then walked her out to her car. Others say she left “upset”. The residents said she turned west onto Butte House Rd. after she left the Mike’s home. Mike has been in contact with law enforcement and Alycia’s family.
Alycia is a busy Yuba College student who also works two jobs – Starbucks and McDonalds. Alycia’s coworkers Christa Mills and Olivia Flores said Alycia uncharacteristically missed her early morning shift on March 31 at her McDonalds job, plus another shift. She was reported missing by her father, Daniel Yeoman, on April 1 at 11:15 a.m..
After she was reported missing, law enforcement contacted Sprint to trace her cell phone, which is now going straight to voice mail. A ping from April 2 at 4:33 a.m. placed the phone at an empty field across the street from Walmart, east of Oro Ranch Rd., west of Harter Parkway, and south of Butte House Rd. The GPS coordinates are about 200 yards away from the home she was seen leaving. Family and friends immediately searched the field and surrounding area, but did not locate her phone.
On April 2 the CHP did a flyover search of the area.
On April 3 the Butte County Sheriff’s Department conducted a second flyover. Later that day, a Press Release was distributed by the Gridley-Biggs Police Department, updated April 4. A second Press Release was distributed at 5:00 p.m.
Farm workers, Ramirez and his father from Live Oak, contacted law enforcement on April 3 to report on a small truck they had seen stuck in the mud of their orchard near Pennington Road and hadn’t moved for several days. Around 5:00 p.m., law enforcement identified the truck as Alycia’s.
Courtesy of KCRA’s Tom Miller, surveillance video from local residents on Cooley Rd. captured Alicia’s truck passing their home at high speed at 10:54 p.m. the evening of March 30. Another surveillance video facing South East near the Live Oak orchard captured Alycia’s truck quickly approaching the levee road around 10:55 p.m. on March 30. It shows the driver pausing at the top of the road to release what appears to be a puff of smoke out of the driver’s side window. The truck then turns right at the top of the levee road and heads south bound, signaling with the blinker before going around a gate and driving on top of the levee along the orchard. Once the truck is out of sight, a flashing light appears to the left in the video, which could merely be another moving vehicle far off in the distance. It appeared that the truck had gone down the side of the levee and into the orchard where it became stuck in the mud at the bottom of the levee.
It also appeared as if someone had climbed in and out of the cab multiple times. A single set of footprints was reported to be “walking away” in an easterly direction from the truck. The Department of Justice is investigating the circumstances surrounding the truck. Casts were created to preserve the size, shape and stride of the footprints that lead away from the truck.
Beginning at 10:00 a.m., the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department headed a thorough search of the area near Pennington Road, while multiple other law enforcement departments searched the Live Oak Recreation area between the levee and the Feather River. They did not locate Alycia nor her phone.
Later that evening on April 3 however, a cell phone was randomly located in the brush off Pennington Road by a Live Oak resident, in the general area the truck was found. The citizen said the battery was dead so they couldn’t determine who it belonged to, so notified law enforcement. Law enforcement instructed the citizen to deliver the phone to a local cell phone carrier in Yuba City, who was able to trace the phone to Alycia.
On April 4, search teams with Sutter County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of Emergency Services Canine Search brought dogs to search the areas of the orchard, Pennington Road, and Live Oak. Searches of the area were conducted through April 6.
Out of the blue on April 4, rumor spread quickly that ransom demands were being sent to Alycia’s mother, Paula Ede, through an online source that used multiple IP addresses to camouflage location, stating Alycia had been kidnapped. This triggered the FBI to now also be involved in the case and the search for Alycia.
On April 5, a search warrant was served on the home Alycia was last known to be in, just before 11:30 p.m. Per reports from neighbors who heard the ruckus, first they were banging on the door, then they started yelling “Police, this is the police. We need to do an entry.” After repeating that 3-4 times, they finally got an answer.
April 7, seven different law enforcement agencies including the FBI, and Alycia’s parents and other family members held a Press Conference and briefed the media on Alycia’s disappearance. They said the messages sent to “family members” were being looked into but did not provide more any information on the matter. Separately, the Gridley-Biggs Police Department denied that any ransom demands were made to Alycia’s mother.
Randomly, Alycia’s ex-boyfriend Leo Almonte injected himself into the case and has talked with media against the request of law enforcement. Leo said about Alycia “She just does what she wants to do, and uh, she’s free-spirited, yeah”. He went on to speculate that this attitude might explain why her truck was out by the park and Feather River and why no one knew she was there. He claims she kept plans to herself and avoided main roads because they were patrolled by police. Leo claims he and Alycia last spoke on March 29 and were going to publicly announce the rekindling of their relationship. Regarding the friendship she had with Mike Lizarraga, Leo told media that “she pours out her feelings on me like what’s in her mind…her stresses and stuff like that. And maybe she just wanted, maybe she went over there [to Mike’s] to walk and clear her head and from there … I don’t know what happened. That’s what we’re trying to find out,” he said. He went on to say “the only thing we can hope for us is that they unlock the phone, and find out if maybe she was trying to text somebody for help.”
Contrary to reports that he stated he and Alycia were getting back together, Leo also told the media he is “a close friend” who helped search alongside investigators as they combed through the area on April 4.
Mr. Paul’s Liquor Store has visible outdoor cameras. I hope law enforcement is checking that and other businesses and homes in the area to see if any other footage was captured that might help determine the fate of Alycia.
03/30/17 6:00 pm Seen having dinner with Mike Lizarraga
03/30/17 11:00 pm Left 1844 Romero St. home
03/31/17 Missed morning shift at McDonalds
03/31/17 Farm workers noticed a truck in orchard
04/01/17 11:15 am Reported missing by her father
04/02/17 4:33 am Phone ping traced to Romero St/Walmart
04/02/17 Police did flyover of area where phone pinged
04/03/17 Police did second flyover
04/03/17 Police distributed press release
04/03/17 Farm workers reported truck stuck in orchard for several days
04/03/17 Police announce truck identified as Alycia’s
04/03/17 Later that evening, phone found near the truck
04/04/17 Police and search dogs search orchard, park and river areas for several days
04/04/17 Leo Almonte injects himself into case, helps in search
04/04/04 5:00 pm Police distributed second press release
04/04/17 Ransom demands go to Alycia’s mother
04/05/17 Surveillance video shows Alycia’s truck on levee on 3/30/17 at 10:54 pm.
04/05/17 11:00 pm Search warrant served on Romero St. home
04/07/17 Police and family hold press conference