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Daniel Cierzen Named the Person of Interest in the Disappearance of Will Cierzen

The opening line of the May 11 airing of Crime Watch Daily is daunting as Chris Hansen’s narration leads with “a beer run to the local 7-11 is considered to be the last trip of Will Cierzan’s life!

On January 26, 2017, after preparing a chicken dinner for his wife, Will vanished. Now, after 15 weeks of investigation and searching, law enforcement officials have finally come out and stated what we here at FMP have suspected all along: this missing person’s case is really a homicide investigation. To get right to the point, when asked if Will was ‘yanked out of the house’, Detective Ralph Hernandez of the LA County Sheriff’s Department plainly stated that “He (Will) didn’t go on his own free will.” And at the center of the investigation is none other than Will’s nephew Daniel Jacob Cierzen, a young man Will had a close bond with, and who was very important to Will.

Will took the 21 year old high school dropout under his wing and loved him like the son he never had. Will’s sister Andrea Peck describes Danny as a troubled young man who got involved with gang activity and drugs after dropping out of school. He even already has two drug related arrests in his young history. Peck stated that in early January Will had raised concerns that Danny had become distant, and intended to get to the bottom of it. That along with suspicions that Danny might have been pilfering money and gifts cards from Will’s home may have cost him his life. While Peck doesn’t want to believe that, based on the evidence at hand she’s realizing that’s the most likely scenario.

That fateful day, Will had invited Danny over to watch golf with him, an event Will was excited about because it meant the return of Tiger Woods to the PGA. Video surveillance from the neighbor’s camera shows the two leaving the house together some time around noon, where 7-11 cameras caught Will on tape smiling while making a beer run. Shortly after they are again seen returning to the home. And that’s the last time Will is seen.

Will called his wife of 28 years, Linda, later that afternoon. She said Will sounded happy and upbeat during that call. So when she arrived home at 7:00 pm to find dinner cooked and Will’s wallet, money, credit cards, keys, cell phone, and two family dogs still in the house, she became alarmed and called Danny right away. He told her he had left at 1:30 pm that day and didn’t know where Will went. Confused and scared, later that night Linda filed a missing person’s report.

The next day when Will still hadn’t come home, Linda went to the neighbor’s house across the street to review their camera footage. And that’s when she discovered Danny had lied and had been at their home all afternoon. More concerning, he was then spotted quickly backing into the Cierzan driveway at 5:06 pm, staying briefly, then leaving hurriedly again at 5:12 pm. Her heart sank and she knew she needed to call police.

Peck is certain the white SUV seen in surveillance video belongs to Danny, a vehicle she helped her nephew get since he does not have any money. When investigators returned to the house, they found apparent blood stains in the home, blood they now confirmed belongs to Will. Even worse, they verified that Will’s blood was also found at a source outside of the home indicating an assault occurred, but declined to provide that location. That white SUV was also searched by law enforcement, but they have declined to comment on what, if anything was found during the search.

Peck has come forward and stated she believes her nephew as well as his father, her and Will’s youngest brother Chuck, knows what happened to Will but have withheld that information from family. Peck has not seen or heard from Chuck nor Danny since two days after Will disappeared, and they refuse to answer any questions. They have both given statements to the police. Danny lied saying he left at 1:30 pm, and Chuck lied when he stated Danny had returned home by 4:00 pm.

In the video, a close up of a file shows the status of the case:
F: 917-01469-0642-444
C: SUSP. CIRCS. P/245(a)(1) PC
DOB 05-15-58

Of great concern is the indication that Will is missing under suspicious circumstances, and that Will was struck with a blunt object or cut with a knife. We looked this up. C is Code for the type of charge: Penal Code 245(a)(1) – assault with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm.

We’ll keep following this case until an arrest, or two, is made. You can read the backstory on this case here:

Alycia Yeoman Found in River

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.

The cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Lois Fink, 37

MISSING: Lois Fink, 37, was last seen leaving her residence on Straley Ave. in Princeton, West Virginia on February 22, 2017. Lois is 5’6″, 150 lbs., with blue eyes and graying strawberry blonde hair. She has not made any contact with her 16 year old son since she disappeared.

Anyone with information about her location is asked to contact the Princeton Police Department at 304-487-5000. Anonymous tips can also be left with CrimeStoppers West Virginia at 304-255-STOP (7867), going to or by using the P3 Tips app on your computer, phone or mobile device.

Her husband says left wearing white/snow camouflage pajamas and a gray San Francisco 49ers sweatshirt. She may have taken a pair of jeans and a jacket, but took no extra clothing, purse, cell phone, keys, ID or vehicle with her.

lois fink

314 Straley Ave, Princeton, WV 24740 is a single family residence 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 900 square foot home in Mercer County, last sold on April 10, 2009.

Another man, Andrew Fleming of Oklahoma City, OK, was the “love of her life” as of September 2016. However, Lois stopped responding to Andrew publicly on Facebook in mid-November 2016 so it’s doubtful they were still an item by the time she went missing.


Suspiciously, her current husband did not report her missing until 36 days later, on March 29. On April 13 he made a Facebook post that he had found her and her location is confidential, and again claiming she is OK on April 15.

Reward offered to find 5 year old Ara Andressian Jr.

On May 2, 2017, the Los Angeles County board of supervisors voted to offer a $10,000 reward to anyone providing information on the whereabouts of little Ara Andressian.

Ara, who also goes by the nickname Piqui,  was reported as missing by his mother, Ana Estevez-Andressian, on April 22, after the boy’s father, Aramazd Andressian Sr. failed to return him to his mother a local police station in San Marino at the designated time of 8:30 a.m. Coincidentally, at 6:30 a.m. on that same morning, the father was hospitalized after being located unresponsive at Arroyo Park, but Ara was not with him.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s Missing Persons Detail at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can also be called in to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Where is 5 year old Aramazd Andressian Jr.?

MISSING: Aramazd (Ara, A.J.) Andressian Jr. was last seen by his mother on April 18, 2017 via a Skype chat, which was broadcast from an unknown location. He was last seen by his father at Arroyo Park on April 22 at 6:30 a.m. wearing a turquoise shirt and plaid shorts.

Little Ara is 4’1″, 55 lbs, brown eyes and brown hair, and has a small mole on the bottom of his right shoulder.

Information about Aramazd Jr.’s location should be called in to sheriff’s detectives at 323-890-5500 or South Pasadena police at 626-403-7297.

The parents, Aramazd Andressian Sr. and Ana (Ann) Luisa Estevez-Andressian, are divorcing, and share custody on a biweekly basis. Because of the hostility levels between the parents, custody transfers take place at police stations. During each parents visit, two Skype sessions with the unattended parent are required.

Aramazd Sr. was formerly an associate dean at ITT college and may still be out of work. ITT closed its doors in September 2016. Ana was formerly LAUSD’s English learner compliance coordinator, and is now the 109th Street Elementary School’s principal in District 7.

During the week Ara went missing, the 35 year old father had custody. The mother was able to speak with her son on that Tuesday, April 18. But the next pre-planned Skype meeting for Thursday did not take place and the mother said she was not notified it would not occur. Instead, Aramazd Sr. took little Ara to Disneyland in Los Angeles, California. The father claims to have also brought along his mother, Ara’s paternal grandmother, to Disneyland. After midnight, Ara and his father are verified by a sheriff’s homicide officer to have been captured on video leaving the Disneyland theme park, but there is no mention of the grandmother by authorities.

The following Friday morning, the father’s silver BMW was seen in Orange County, indicating they slept the night somewhere in Los Angeles, CA. Later in the day, the father took Ara to the Lake Cachuma Recreation Area, where staff from the Cachuma Lake Store verified the father had been in shopping in the late morning or early afternoon. However, there are no verified sightings of Ara having been to the store that day.

One woman has also reported to multiple media outlets that while she was there camping she witnessed the father driving in his silver BMW some time between 11:30 am – 2:00 pm. appearing to be either crying or drunk. She claims Ara Jr. was in the passenger seat, not buckled into his car seat. She further states she remembers them both because she and the father made eye contact, he was swerving on the grass, he stopped at a trash can, and Ara Jr. was watching her son play with toys. However, law enforcement has not come forward with verification of this sighting.

On Saturday morning, April 22, Ara’s father says he and Ara ate breakfast, then went to Arroyo Park in Pasadena before meeting to transfer Ara back to his mom later that morning at the Baldwin Park Police Department. He has not indicated what time he arrived at the park. The temperature was reported as a cold 60*, and Ara was stated to have been wearing the turquoise shirt and plaid shorts, removing some credibility from the father.

At 6:30 am that morning, the fire department received calls from a “good samaritan” that a man was found unresponsive for unknown reasons on the ground, a few feet from his car, in the park by the baseball fields. This man turned out to be Ara’s father, who was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital by paramedics.

That same morning between 8:30-9:00 am, when Ara’s father did not arrive at the police station to return Ara, the mother filed a missing persons report. South Pasadena police located Ara’s father at the hospital and went to question him. The dad claims he woke up in the hospital hours later after being attacked and knocked unconscious in the park, not knowing where Ara was. “The father did not appear to be the victim of a crime, police said.” He immediately gave conflicting stories about when he had last seen Ara, and was unable to provide police with Ara’s location. Officers from surrounding agencies and searchers, about 125 people and two dogs, immediately began combing through the Arroyo Park area until 3:00 a.m. the following morning looking for Ara or clues to his whereabouts. There was no sign that Ara had been to the park that morning.

After an hours-long investigation on suspicion of child abduction and child endangerment, Aramazd Andressian Sr. was arrested by the South Pasadena Police Department, and he retained criminal counsel with Daniel Nardoni. Public court records revealed that bail was originally set at $10,000, but due to additional information uncovered by detectives it was increased to $10 million. Donning a hospital gown, his mugshot is available here.
andressian bail

That afternoon on April 23, Law enforcement held a press conference to announce the arrest, and why it was surmised that the father was applying “selective memory” of actually being with Ara, going from remembering something to not remembering something. “The father was communicative. He was not very forthcoming with information, was not very specific on his timeline, where he was with the child, where he was when the child was lost. He doesn’t really have a full memory of actually being with the boy,” said Chief Art Miller of the South Pasadena Police Department.” The next day, a second press conference was held, where the LA County sheriffs department was invited to join in the investigation and investigators described how the mother was distraught and being as helpful as possible.

While the father was in custody, Crime lab investigators were seen at his apartment. During this time is when investigators learned from the father that he and little Ara had been 130 miles away at the El Gerardo Point area of  Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County on April 21. Law enforcement initiated a search for Ara with the help of the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s dive team and K9 search. On April 25 in the midst of the lake search, searchers are suddenly called off and the search discontinued. It was learned that Ara’s father was released from jail with no charges filed against him.

On April 27,  investigators served a search warrant at the residence of the paternal grandmother. The next day, a search warrant was served on the father’s residence. This second search now included use of a scent (cadaver) dog.  Results of the searches have not yet been shared with the public.

• In a media video, images of a court document reveal the paternal grandmother has been flagged as interjecting with the family’s handling of her son’s divorce. It states “Major issue is a dispute concerning the grandmothers conduct and allegations concerning the appropriateness of conduct at both fathers home and mothers home. Major issue is also conduct at transfers. But all issues on the table.”

• April 24 is Amarazd Sr.’s birthday, which is coincidentally in the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 remembrance month. In April 2016, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to begin recognizing the Armenian Genocide in schools. The Armenian National Committee of America is based in LA. The public has speculated that the Andressian family could be affiliated and receiving help to hide Ara, and that the father might to move him to another country with the help of the grandmother.

• The father was an Associate Dean at ITT prior to it closing down in September 2016. It is unknown if he is currently employed. Between losing his job, having to move, and his impending divorce, it is speculated that Amarazd Sr. was depressed and may have botched a murder-suicide after one last trip to Disneyland.

• It has been reported that the parents were in the middle of a hotly contested custody battle, and that the mother had previously taken out a restraining order against the father. Social media posts indicate that many people are theorizing Ara’s mother may have had the father attacked and she took and hid the boy.

April 15 – 8:00 amCustody transfer of Ara to his father at Baldwin Park Police Station.
April 18 – 6:45 pm – Ara Skype video chats with his mother.
April 20 – 6:00 pm – Ara misses a pre-scheduled Skype video chat with his mother.
April 20 – Ara goes to Disneyland with his father and his paternal grandmother.
April 20/21 – Ara and his father are captured on video leaving Disneyland.
April 21 – The father’s vehicle is seen in the early morning hours in Orange County.
April 21 – The father is seen at Lake Cachuma Recreation Area.
April 22 – 6:30 am – The father is found in the park and taken to the hospital.
April 22 – 8:30-9:00 am – Time of re-arranged custody transfer in San Marino, CA.
April 22 – 8:30 am – The mother files a missing persons report.
April 22/23 – Search of  the Arroyo Park area.
April 22 – Search of the father’s apartment at 2036 Alpha Avenue, South Pasadena, CA.
April 22 – The father is arrested, bail is set, and he retains criminal counsel.
April 22 – Law enforcement holds the first press conference.
April 23 – Law enforcement holds a second press conference.
April 24 – Crime lab investigators are seen at the father’s apartment.
April 24-25 – Search for Ara at Lake Cachuma.
April 25 – The father is released from jail and no charges are filed.
April 27 – A search warrant is served at the paternal grandmother’s residence.
April 28 – A search warrant is served at the father’s residence.
April 29 – The dad releases a statement that he is concerned for the welfare of Ara Jr. and wants the public’s help in finding him.

$55,500 reward for info on Aly Yeoman

As of 4/25/17, the GoFundMe created for finding Alycia Leane Yeoman had raised a remarkable $11,700. The FBI previously offered $5,000 for anyone providing information that leads to the location of Aly. An additional $500 has been donated by the owners of J’s Party Rentals & Decor and the California Moving Services in Roseville, CA. Now, an undisclosed source along with family members have offered funds that bring the reward up to $55,500. More information is available on the Find Alycia Yeoman Facebook page.

The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office asks the public to share videos, photos, or surveillance footage taken between 9:00 p.m. March 30 – 2:00 a.m. March 31 around the Butte House Rd. area and north to the Butte County line. Information can be called in to SCSO at 530-822-7307 or the FBI tip line at 800-225-5324.

Will Cierzan, 58

The mysterious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of William (Will) John Cierzan, 58, raise more questions than there are answers. Anyone with information on Will’s whereabouts should call detectives at 323-890-5500, or leave a tip through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. A $10,000 reward has been offered.

Read more here:

Elizabeth Thomas, 15, Found

At around 11:00 p.m. on April 19, 2017, Tennessee law enforcement received a phone call that led to the rescue of Elizabeth Thomas. That same call ended the manhunt for Tad Cummins, 50, the man who kidnapped her on March 13.

A northern California man, Griffin Barry, said he spoke with Cummins. It all came about when they went to get gas on their way to a commune. They had run into Barry who said they were flat broke and out of gas. Cummins had made up a tall tale about being from Colorado where his home had caught fire, and he and Elizabeth were in need of money. Barry stated he believed everything Cummins told him, and thought Cummins and Elizabeth were married. During the exchange, Cummins kept Elizabeth away and spoke for her.  So Barry gassed their Rogue, gave them $40, and told them to come back for food if the commune didn’t work out.

It’s being reported by Peter LaughingWolf that Cummins and Elizabeth did stay at the Black Bear Ranch commune for about two days, but were asked to leave because they weren’t a good fit, and something didn’t feel right about them. Cummins told LaughingWolf that Elizabeth was 22 years old, but LaughingWolf was skeptical. LaughingWolf also reported that Cummins stormed off the property angrily when asked to leave, which further raised his suspicions about Cummins.

When they returned from the commune, Cummins asked Barry if they could stay on the property he is caretaker of on Eddy Gulch Road in Cecilville, California. Barry called the owner of the property at about 9:30 p.m. asking if they could stay in an unfinished cabin. They were permitted to stay in the isolated cabin if they agreed to work on the property, which had limited or possibly no cell phone service, no power, and two cots inside.  They stayed for a couple of days, during which time a neighbor also noticed their car didn’t have a license plate.  About 36 hours after they had been staying at the remote cabin, Barry said he discovered who they were after seeing a photo of them.  He also realized the Nissan Rogue resembled Cummins’ vehicle, so called it in. The owner of the property later stated Cummins had been in a nearby saloon he owned asking for work.

The following morning, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team traveled two hours before reaching the cabin. On April 20 around 4:00 a.m., law enforcement surrounded the rural cabin and waited out in the cold for Cummins, who was holed up and hiding there.  The citizen who had befriended Cummins assisted police at the scene. They verified the Rogue through its VIN number. Just after 9:30 a.m., Cummins walked out and was arrested without incident by the sheriff’s office. Elizabeth also came out of the cabin, and bore witness to the arrest. Officers stated that it was obvious Elizabeth and Cummins were in a relationship, and her response to the arrest was up and down, emotional then stoic. Deputies further reported that Cummins was cooperative, and had stated he was glad this is over.

Inside the cabin, among other personal belongings deputies located Cummins’ two loaded handguns. One was a 9 mm pistol, and the other was a Ruger .380. Multiple stolen license plates were also found.

Cummins was initially held at the Siskiyou County Jail without bond. He is now in federal custody, scheduled to be arraigned in Sacramento on April 24. He will then be extradited to Tennessee. He faces a federal charge for knowingly transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of having criminal sexual activity, aggravated kidnapping, and possession of stolen property.

At the time of recovery, Elizabeth seemed healthy and unharmed, but her mental and emotional condition are currently unknown. TBI flew her back to Tennessee on April 21, but at the time of this posting she had not yet been permitted to see her family.  Because she is a minor, her picture and name will no longer be reported here in FMP.

Where is Tad Cummins hiding?

Rumor has it Tad Cummins was heading west. He and Beth Thomas packed very little clothing, and only for warmer climates. A few western states have warm weather year round that might attract Tad.

California’s coast from mid state and south have ideal areas that include Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and San Diego.

Texas temperatures are warm year round, but can get rather hot in the summer months. Cities like Corpus Christi, Galveston, Brownsville, Del Rio and Victoria would be pleasant year round.

Arizona temperatures stay mild, but can get exceptionally hot in the summer. Tucson and its surrounding communities probably have the best climate in the state.

Areas with mild weather and oceanic beauty tend to be highly populated, making it easy for someone to hide in plain site. All Tad and Elizabeth would have to do is change their attire to match what the locals are wearing, and no one would ever notice them.

Let’s face it, Americans have a short attention span, and anyone who recognizes trends knows the today’s news is tomorrow’s forgotten memory. They could be riding out this storm until the push to find them dies down. They could be temporarily holed up for months just about anywhere. They could be living in a homeless camp, on a remote property, on a boat, in a campground, in a vehicle, at a friend’s house, as squatters in a vacant home, etc., etc.

It makes the most sense that they’d stay in somewhere America, because it is a welfare state and they have access to free health care and other welfare handouts, with little to no accountability. It’s even easier in California. They just need to learn how to work the system. With all the beauty the west has to offer, and all the remote places there are to hide, there’s no indication they would necessarily choose a warm climate over a cool one, however. So because of the boundless options, our money here at FMP is somewhere in California as the dream destination.

Where is Alycia Yeoman, 20?


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