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.


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.

Lost, missing or abducted

December 6, 2008

What if your child was missing? You would encourage police to issue an AMBER Alert or at the very least  to have him/her listed at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children immediately, wouldn’t you?

But, did you know AMBER Alerts are issued for children believed to have been abducted, not simply missing. In Virginia there is currently a missing child alert for a three-year-old boy who was last seen around 4:00 Friday December 5. He did not qualify for an AMBER Alert and he isn’t  listed at the NCMEC yet if you speak with law enforcement, all will agree the first three hour are critical in finding missing or abducted children.

ABC 13 – Three-Year-Old Missing – Crews in Halifax County are still searching for a missing three-year-old.The child is a boy with light complexion named Jaylynn Thorpe. Police say he is wearing blue jeans, a red striped shirt, and a camouflage jacket.

Update 12-07-08: Dogs May Have Saved Boy’s Life

However in this article ” Missing toddler found safe in Halifax County“, there is this frightening statement.

Officials say about 50% of three-year-olds who wander from home are found within a half mile.

What happens to the other 50%?

Profile on CNN Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes

November 22, 2008

Headline News’ Christi Paul profiles two little boys, Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes, last seen in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2005.

“Finding the Children”

Though everyone doesn’t agree with their portrayal, most are thankful their story is being repeated.

Florida unresolved AMBER Alert cases

November 1, 2008

Jarkeuis Adside

Jarkeius was abducted by three unknown males during an early morning home invasion robbery.

Zachary Michael-Cole Bernhardt

Zachary was last known to be sleeping in his bed on the night of September 10, 2000. At approximately 4 a.m. on September 11, 2000, he was discovered missing, and is missing under suspicious circumstances. He goes by the nickname Zach. He has a scar under his chin, a scar between his eyes on the bridge of his nose, and on the right side of his top lip.

Bryan Dossantos-Gomes

Bryan was last seen in the area of Estero, Florida. He may be in the company of a heavyset White Hispanic female with long straight black hair, wearing blue jeans and a black blouse. They may be traveling in a dark blue or black two door Chevy Blazer or Ford Explorer with dark peeling window tint. The vehicle may contain a baby seat. The companion is armed and should be considered dangerous.

Trenton Duckett

Trenton was last seen in the area of Lady Lake Saturday afternoon. He was last seen wearing a shirt, blue denim shorts, and no shoes. Anyone seeing Trenton’s mother, or her vehicle in the vicinity of the Ocala National Forest or the Orlando area on Saturday or Sunday 08/26/2006 or 08/27/2006 is urged to call. Trenton is biracial; he is Asian and white.

Note: Father and son found, Amber Alert canceled

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, police received an anonymous tip from someone who saw a vehicle that matched what they had seen on a billboard in the area that displayed information related to the Amber Alert.




Missing Children’s Day- Florida

October 28, 2008

Missing Children’s Day was yesterday in Florida. It was postponed previously due to severe storms in early Sept. One local family interviewed about their missing child is seeking answers to the question where are Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes walked away from Paxon Middle School on February 10, 2005.  They haven’t been seen since. His aunt, Angela Campbell, says, “It has been a very long time and it doesn’t hurt any less.”

Mark’s family wonders everyday if the boys are safe. And they look for Mark everyday, reminding themselves that they’re no longer searching for a 12-year-old. Mark is now 16-years-old. Mark’s aunt, Tonya Nhiev, says, “I’ve had this thought many times. I could be walking right by him. Because they change so much from 12 to 16.”

In the meantime, the family leans on each other for support. And they rely on their strong faith to keep them strong. They also work with the Child Alert Center to make sure Mark’s picture stays in circulation. Mark’s grandmother, Darlene Briggs, says it’s important. “That’s the main thing. Just keep their picture out there and making sure the community is aware that the boys are still missing.”

Anyone with information about the boys is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

Child Alert Center

Mark Degner/Bryan Hayes video

October 26, 2008


Please support the families of Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes in their continued efforts to find them.

Join our “Give a Little, Save a Life” campaign.