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#1 Jenn

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:03 AM

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Missing Since; May 27. 1984 from Greenacres City, Florida
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
DOB: April 7, 1976
Age: 8 years old
Height and Weight: 4'0, 60 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female.  Brown hair, hazel eyes.  Luna has a strawberry birthmark on the right side of her back. Her nickname is Christy.  She has a slight speech impediment.  Luna's teeth are crooked. 
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A turquoise bodysuit and no socks or shoes.
Medical Conditions: Luna is hearing-impaired.

Details of Disappearance

Luna was last seen at Greenacres Grocery (now Belk's General Store) in her hometown of Greenacres City, Florida on May 27. 1984.  She purchased cat food and left the store at approximately 3 p.m.  Luna disappeared and has not been seen again.  The business is located just 400 yards from her home.

Willis Rambo was considered a suspect in Luna's case fora  time.  He lived near her home with his brother, and Luna had visited his house several times.  After her disappearance, Rambo and his brother were charged with molesting Luna's six year-old beast friend.  Rambo is currently serving a prison sentence for molesting his stepdaughters.  No evidence has been located to tie him to Luna's case.

Victor Wonyetye lived near Luna's family's residence in 1984 and is considered a suspect in her case.  He was reportedly seen outside the grocery store the day she disappeared.  He has a criminal record dating back to the 1960s and has been convicted in the past of sexual assaults, among various other offenses.  Wonyetye is also a suspect in the 1984 New Hampshire disappearance of Tammy Lyn Belanger.  He has never been charged in connection with either girl's case and both remain unsolved.  Wonyteye maintains his innocence in Luna's case and says he never even met her.

Foul play is suspected in Luna's disappearance.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office at 561-688-4013.


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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:04 AM

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New information today in case of girl missing 26 years

May 25, 2010 8:02 AM

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GREENACRES -- Twenty-six years ago this week, 8-year-old Christy Luna vanished near her Greenacres home.

Today, we expect to hear new details in a cold case that's heating up.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is expected to release the name of a suspect today at a press conference.

Christy's mother, meanwhile, maintains a billboard in her front yard with her daughter's photo from 26 years ago, and a photo showing what she might look like today.

Christy disappeared Memorial Day weekend in 1984, when the 8-year-old and a friend walked from her Greenacres home to a corner store.

Investigators said Christy and her friend were lured into a nearby park bathroom by a man who said there were coins inside and they should go get them.

Christy was never seen again.


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Posted 25 May 2010 - 04:24 PM

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Dead Sex Offender Could Be Link To Girl's Disappearance

8-Year-Old Disappeared While Walking To Greenacres Store In May 1984

POSTED: 8:38 am EDT May 25, 2010
UPDATED: 1:35 pm EDT May 25, 2010

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. --Authorities said a sex offender who died in a Tennessee prison may be responsible for the disappearance of an 8-year-old girl who disappeared 26 years ago.

Marjorie "Christy" Luna was last seen May 27, 1984, walking to a store in her Greenacres neighborhood.

At a news conference Tuesday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Delbert Mosher could be responsible for her disappearance.

"He lived in the area in 1984," Sgt. William Springer said. "He is a known sex offender. He has molested children in '84, got out of prison in '90 (when) he molested again."

But PBSO deputies cannot question Mosher. He died in a Tennessee prison a few years ago.
After 26 years of wondering what happened to her daughter, Jennie Johnson hopes and prays for closure.

"I know there is someone out there that knows what happened to my daughter," Johnson said. "I really, really need to know what happened. I need some closure to put this to rest so I can have a life. So I'm speaking to someone out there that I know you know something. Please come forward."

Johnson has never stopped looking for her daughter. She has a billboard with a picture of what authorities think Christy might look like today in the front yard of her home.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:24 AM

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Cold-case investigator is closing the books
Sergeant set to retire at the end of July after 30 years with the Sheriff's Office

By Jerome Burdi, Sun Sentinel 11:07 a.m. EDT, July 7, 2010

Palm Beach County sheriff's Sgt. Bill Springer has to make a phone call before he retires.

He won't disclose who he's calling, but the cold-case investigator will be reaching out to the best friend of a man who went missing decades ago to see if he's heard from him.

That's just one of the things Springer does, with the gut of a detective. Those closest to a victim know something, and after time they just might crack.

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After 30 years with the Sheriff's Office, Springer, 63, is set to retire at the end of July. He's run the agency's cold-case squad since it was formed in 2004. He feels good about the arrests he's helped make, but said he's sorry to leave the unsolved ones.

He's even sorrier to see a suspect slip away. That's what happened with William Barrow.

Springer felt he was the one responsible for the rape and killing of 5-year-old Kizzy Ann Brooms in 1985. Kizzy's body was found in an overgrown lot in an industrial area west of West Palm Beach. Barrow, 68, died in 2005 in New Jersey.

Without enough evidence to convict Barrow, Springer sent him Father's Day cards with a little girl on them.

"To know I haven't forgotten him," Springer said.

Inside the cards, Springer wrote messages such as: "God forgives you, Bill. Give me a call if you ever decide to give closure to Kizzy's mom."

Or: "Kizzy's mom wants to know what her last words were."

Barrow didn't respond. By 2007, advanced DNA technology helped match hairs from the crime scene to Barrow.

It's that diligence and moxie that makes Springer beloved by victims' families and feared by suspects.

"He's been real friendly with me and understanding. I bugged him a lot and he's never gotten upset with me," said Jennie Johnson, the mother of Marjorie "Christy" Luna, an 8-year-old Greenacres girl who disappeared in 1984.

"I kept saying, 'Please don't retire on me,'" she said. "One lady who worked at the Sheriff's Office said he wasn't looking forward to telling me."

Springer started his career in 1969 as a Pennsylvania state trooper, leaving in 1978 through an early-retirement program. He worked for a year as a probation officer with the Florida Department of Corrections before coming to the Sheriff's Office.

"When you worked a homicide, you took it home with you," Springer said. "They're not just numbers, they're people…I think about the victims and the families, and it would be nice to take the guy off the street. You should have to pay for your crimes and it's a shame we can't make everyone pay."

Before the development of the cold-case squad, detectives juggled cold cases with new ones.

Since the squad was formed, Springer and four detectives have solved 21 cases, and are still trying to manage up to 300 unsolved cases that have accumulated since the 1970s.

"Sgt. Springer is probably the most passionate investigator that I've had the opportunity to work with," sheriff's Col. Jim Storms said. "Generally speaking, Bill is a bulldog. He cares about his victims, he cares about the families and once he gets his teeth into something he'll just never let go."

Victims' families want someone they can trust is doing the best they possibly can. Someone that helps them keep their hope, someone who cares.

"Anything I tried to get him to do on the case he would," Jennie Johnson said.

There was one thing Springer loved to do:

"He always wants to be the first through the door, even in front of the SWAT team," cold case Detective John Van Houten said. "He enjoys telling them, 'You're under arrest.'"


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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:28 AM

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:27 PM

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Discovery of Cleveland girls gives locals hope in other missing cases
Nearly 300 children are missing in Florida

8:20 AM EDT May 08, 2013

By Angela Rozier

NORTH PALM BEACH , Fla. —Workers at The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children call center in North Palm Beach are excited to hear that a 10-year-old cold case in Cleveland has been solved.

It brings us hope, it really does, because it shows us that kids do come back after a long time and they are alive," National Safety Director Nancy McBride said.

McBride admits recovery cases like these push her team to work hard to find other missing children, especially three high-profile cases in our area.

According to the center, there are 281 missing child cases in Florida. The cases range from runaway to abduction.

Christy Luna was last seen in 1984. Then just  8 years old, she was walking to a convenience store near her Greenacres home and never returned.

Katheryn Lugo vanished 20 years ago. The Riviera Beach girl was 4 years old at the time.

Andrea Parsons disappeared in 1993 in Port Salerno.

McBride said progression photos are important because they show the public what the child may look today.

"We have to keep looking," McBride said. "People help us find missing children every single day. One set of eyes look at the pictures. You can help us so much."
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