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.

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.

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.

Belk Fall Charity Sale tickets

October 14, 2008

“Give a Little, Save a Life” and some money too at the Belk Fall Charity Sale. Look for us at the Avenues Mall Belk store in Jacksonville, Fl. on Friday Oct. 31st and Saturday Nov. 8th.

Donate $5 to the CAC-Charities and receive a special ticket to the Belk Fall Charity Sale Nov. 15th entitling you to savings on disounted items (20-50%), $5 off your first purchase and a chance to win $1,000.

To volunteer to help please visit our website Volunteer

Game on

October 6, 2008

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost a thrilling 26-21 game Sunday night to the Pittsburg Steelers. The winners though may be the fans who stopped by the Child Alert Center’s booth prior to the game. Not only did they learn more about missing children issues, but many showed their support by taking a part in our “Give a Little, Save a Life” campaign.



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