John Rowan missing 8 years today

February 23, 2009

John went missing under suspicious circumstances eight years ago today. The family is left with many unanswered questions and continues to seek justice for John. Participate in the upcoming 2009 John Rowan Memorial Tournament and learn more about John and other missing persons.

Mystery of missing Kildare man
Monday, 11 February 2002
The Irish Examiner reported the story of John Rowan (34), originally from Monasterevin, Co. Kildare, who left his wife Caroline and their two children at the family home in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 23 last year and hasn’t been seen since. His van was found near Orlando airport a month later but the family believe that he has been murdered. Mr Rowan had his own construction business and what baffles the family is that ten months before he disappeared he removed his wife and children as beneficiaries of a $3m life insurance policy and inserted the names of his two former business partners, Ray and Mike Itani. The Itanis refuse to discuss the matter with the police.

John Rowan

Missing Since: February 23, 2001 from Jacksonville, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: August 25, 1966
Age: 34 years old
Height and Weight: 5’9 – 5’11, 220 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, blue eyes. Rowan had a moustache at the time of his 2001 disappearance. He has an appendectomy scar. Rowan has scars on his chest and abdomen as the result of exploratory surgery. He is an Irish citizen.
Clothing/Jewelry Description:A wedding ring with three imbedded diamonds.
Medical Conditions: Rowan has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. He requires medication to regulate his condition.

There is a substantial reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the person or persons involved in his death is now $200,000.

John Patrick Rowan

John Patrick Rowan

Parents put up $200,000 to warm missing son’s cold case

Anyone with any information about the disappearance of John Rowan Jr. can call Sgt. Jim Parker of the Sheriff’s Office’s cold-case squad at (904) 630-1157. You could be eligible for a $200,000 reward.


Missing four years

February 10, 2009

Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes were last seen on February 10, 2005 in Jacksonville, Fl. after walking away from Paxon Middle School never to be seen by family and friends again.


Headline News’ Christi Paul profiles two little boys last seen in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2005.

“Finding the Children”

At various charity events many people still inquire about them mistakenly believing they have been found. Should you have any information about them, please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 1-904-630-0500.

Add a missing child to CAC-Charities widget

January 20, 2009


Child Alert Center Charities  is pleased to announce the availability of a new widget to aid in the search for missing children under the age of eighteen. Parents or Guardians of a child who is missing, abducted or has runaway are urged to fill out the waiver providing us permission to add your child.

Our mission is to raise awareness for all missing children, especially those who may not have been eligible for an AMBER Alert or Missing Child Alert, so you may request to have a child added who has been missing for a while.

  • Print, sign, scan it and email it to along with a digital photo or a link to a digital photo we are given permission to download
  • Print, sign and fax it to 435-579-8592  please email a digital photo to
  • Print, sign and mail it along with a physical picture.
  • Child Alert Center Charities
    4600 Touchton Road, Suite 1150
    Jacksonville, FL 32246

     Photo Release waiver


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    Pittsburgh 22 – Arizona 0

    January 19, 2009


    Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals for reaching the Superbowl to be played in Tampa, Fl.

    Before many of the Arizona folks who are members or our FaceBook page and group become upset, it isn’t a prediction on the score of the game but instead it is the number of Steeler fans who took a moment to help support our on-going “Give a Little, Save a Life” campaign. 

    The Steelers fan base is described as one of the most dedicated in all of professional football. The Superbowl won’t be the first trip to Florida for some of them. Several stopped by our booth before the Steelers played the Jacksonville Jaguars last fall to help support our mission to raise public awareness for missing children.

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    View additional photos at our Facebook and MySpace sites. 

    All is not lost for any Arizona Cardinal fans as you can demonstrate your support by visiting  our “I Care” web page to participate.

    CAC Charities – powered by RadicalBuy

    January 16, 2009

    There are many ways to sell merchandise online these days, but none as effective as RadicalBuy. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s profitable. RadicalBuy combines the aspect of social networking with online commerce creating an effective and easy to use environment to buy and sell merchandise.

    But that isn’t all they do. They have been tireless in their support of our mission to increase public awareness of children reported missing every day in our communities. By providing us with this unique widget parents, friends and others will be aided in the search for their missing children by leveraging the power of the Internet.

    CAC Charities – powered by RadicalBuy

    Using the RadicalBuy e-commerce widget platform, we have teamed up with CAC Charities to bring attention to missing or abducted children through the sharing of this widget. If you have seen any of the children listed, please contact CAC so we can help find them.

    The newly released Child Alert Center Charities widget:


    View the live       CAC Charities – powered by RadicalBuy

    Child Alert Center Charities RadicalBuy store.

    AMBER Alert Awareness Day

    January 13, 2009


    Today, January 13th is AMBER Alert Awareness Day.

    The AMBER Alert™ Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child.

    The AMBER Alert (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) honors the memory Amber Hageman who was murdered after being abducted from her home in 1996. The AMBER Alert became a nationally coordinated effort in 2002. There have been more than 426 AMBER Alert recoveries.

    Though it is often described as a system used to assist in finding missing children, most states only activate them in the case where a child has been abducted.

    The AMBER Alert system began in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed with local police to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children. The system was created in memory of nine-year-old Amber Hagerman of Arlington, Texas, who was abducted while riding her bicycle and later found murdered. AMBER (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alerts are emergency messages broadcast when a law enforcement agency determines that a child has been abducted and is in imminent danger. The broadcasts include information about the child and the abductor, including physical descriptions and information about the abductor’s vehicle, which could lead to the child’s recovery.

    What are the criteria for issuing AMBER Alerts?

    Each state AMBER Alert plan has its own criteria for issuing AMBER Alerts. The PROTECT Act, passed in 2003, which established the role of AMBER Alert Coordinator within the Department of Justice (DOJ), calls for DOJ to issue minimum standards or guidelines for AMBER Alerts that states can adopt voluntarily. DOJ’s guidance on criteria for issuing AMBER Alerts is:

    • Law enforcement must confirm that an abduction has taken place
    • The child is at risk of serious injury or death
    • There is sufficient descriptive information of child, captor, or captor’s vehicle to issue an alert
    • The child must be 17 years old or younger

    New Year resolutions

    January 3, 2009


    How are your New Year resolutions going? Did you make any?




    How about adding this one. It is fun, easily accomplished and helps spread awareness of missing children. If you need a resolution, how about becoming more charitable? Become a virtual volunteer. All it will cost you is a few minutes of time.

    Visit volunteermatch.

    “Give a Little, Save a Life”