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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has issued a missing persons notice for Chalaya Cameron, a 17-year-old female from Buffalo who was last seen in September 2018. The Buffalo Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating Cameron, who authorities identify as a 5-foot-3, 125-pound biracial (black, white) female. She has brown hair a…

Crime

A missing person report has been filed in Niagara Falls for a New Jersey man who has been missing since December after the man's car was recovered in Niagara Falls, according to the Niagara Intelligence and Crime Analysis Center. The missing man is Joseph M. Lamartina, 32. His last known address was 68 Annette Drive, Marlboro, N.J. NICAC's bulletin lists a previous addr…

Buffalo

Lisa Dickens-Wilson said the news that her son's body had been found Sunday in Buffalo did not provide any closure for her. "The closure that I would have would be to find the person who did this to my son," Dickens-Wilson said Monday morning. The body of David Dickens-Anderson, a Buffalo man who had been missing for nearly a month, was identified by Buffalo Police S…

Local News

State Police in Jamestown were assisting police in Conewango Township, Pa., to locate a missing Warren, Pa., man last seen at a weekend festival in Chautauqua County, State Police said. Sven D. Blumquist was last seen at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival in the Town of Sherman, according to State Police, who did not provide an age for Blumquist. He was described as be…

An 84-year-old man with a cognitive disorder was reported missing in the Village of Hamburg on Saturday evening, Hamburg police said. A Silver ALert was issued at about 7 p.m. for Robert L. Stuhr, police said. Stuhr is reported to have Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or a related cognitive disorder. Stuhr was wearing gray or black pants with suspenders and a plaid shir…

Crime

A body that was recovered Saturday in the East Otto State Forest in Cattaraugus County was positively identified as Rudy Ray Rockett Sr., a California man who disappeared a month ago during a visit to Western New York, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Sheriff's investigators found Rockett's body using a cadaver dog and are treating the case as a homic…

Local News

An extensive search was begun Monday for a possibly emotionally distraught Town of Hamburg man who has been missing since about noon Sunday, according to town police. Law enforcement officers and firefighters searched for Benjamin Grunditsch, 25, in wilderness parcels along Route 20, between Pleasant Avenue and Camp Road, police said, with U.S. Customs and Border Pr…

Amherst

Amherst Police announced Tuesday morning that an 84-year-old Amherst man reported missing Monday has been located. Amherst police said Ferdinand Phillipps, 84, who was last seen by his family Monday afternoon, found by state troopers this morning "without incident" and that his family has been notified. Phillipps was described as 5'7", about 225 pounds with balding g…

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Friday was seeking the public's help in locating a missing 15-year-old girl, according to the Sheriff's Office. The girl, whose first name is Christina, was last seen in Olcott on March 9, according to the Sheriff's Office. Christina has ties to people in the City of Lockport, the Sheriff's Office said. The Sheriff's Office did …

The Niagara County Sheriff's office is seeking the public's help to locate a missing teenage girl. Christina Barger is a 15-year-old girl who was last seen the first week of January in the 5700 block of West Main Street in Olcott. According to the Sheriff's office, Christina does have ties to people in the City of Lockport. She was last seen wearing black stretch pants …

A missing North Tonawanda woman and her 7-year-old daughter have been located, North Tonawanda police said Tuesday afternoon. Police agencies in Erie and Niagara counties were searching for Cynthia Kawaya and her daughter after receiving reports from the woman's family that they were concerned for her welfare. North Tonawanda police said they were found at about 2:45…

A missing woman and her 2 1/2-year-old son who were being sought by the Orleans County Sheriff's Office were located Tuesday evening in Rochester, according to authorities. Alexandra L. Finnefrock, 24, was arrested on a warrant for endangering the welfare of a child and arraigned in Murray Town Court, according to the Orleans County Sheriff's Office. Finnefrock's son, J…

The Erie County Sheriff's Office put out a "Silver Alert" on Friday in connection with an Amherst man who is missing and reported to be suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia or related cognitive disorders, according to authorities. Paul M. Cieslak, 63, was last seen at 163 South Union Road, Amherst, authorities said. Cieslak is described as 6' 1" tall and …