Police Believe They Have Found Lonzie Barton: Thrown away like garbage


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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January 12, 2016/Jacksonville, FL– The search for little Lonzie Barton turned to heartbreak and sadness today for the family of the adorable toddler, as well as the First Coast Community. In a press conference, Jacksonville’s Sheriff, Mike Williams stated that the investigators, “strongly believe that the human remains belong to Lonzie Barton” (FCN, 2016). According to JSO Chief of Investigations Tom Hackney, “Lonzie had been thrown away like a piece of garbage”.

The 21-month-old toddler has been missing for over six months, while Ruben Ebron and Lonna Lauramore Barton have been sitting in jail. Both suspects are facing two child neglect charges and lying to police. According to (FCN, 2016), the prime suspect in the case, Ruben Ebron and his lawyers led police to the toddler’s remains on the Southside of town on Snyder St. Sadly, police never searched this area during the initial massive search, but the searchers were only 2.5 miles from where the remains were found.

The District Attorney, Angela Corey was also at the press conference and has requested that the First Coast Community give the law enforcement and legal communities’ time to answer the questions that everyone has in this case. According to (FCN, 2016), she announced that there may be more charges facing both of the two suspects, but is tight lipped about what the charges may be. As the remains are analyzed in the next few weeks and months, the truth may come out about how this adorable happy child ended up being thrown away like a piece of garbage.

More updates to come.

References:

First Coast News (2016) Ebron led JSO to believed Lonzie Barton remains in Southside woods

Retrieved from World Wide Web on January 12, 2016

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2016/01/11/jso-investigating-wooded-area-southside/78629890/

 

 

Toddler Friendly Vacation Ideas


By, Crystal S. Kauffman

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Family vacation spots can be fun for older children, but most toddlers are too young to enjoy the actual vacation destination. Most toddlers truly are satisfied with the simple things in life: like camping out, zoos, nature trails, and museums. Luckily, there are many inexpensive vacation choices, which a parent’s can put together for a toddler’s enjoyment. The vacation destination should include some fun for toddler and for the parent’s too.

Many toddlers love to go outside to explore nature, hold or pet animals, and find different types of bugs or animals. The parent could set up a camping trip and nature walk, in order to keep the toddler’s mind busy and learning new things. The parent’s can take pictures and create a notebook to write down the types of animals they find. When the film is developed the parent and toddle can affix the pictures to the proper page in the Nature Notebook.

The zoo or a petting zoo is another place that a toddler will get excited about, especially if it is part of a family’s vacation plans. The toddler will get to see, touch, and look at all of the animals during their visit. The family can take pictures of each animal and help the toddler create an All About Animals Notebook. Additionally, the parent could look up facts on each animal and write it down for the toddler to learn from.

A vacation destination could include a beach, where the toddler could collect sea shells and rocks. The toddler will get excited every time they get a chance to show them off to other beach goers or their family. Many toddlers will be enthused by the water, but may not want to get it the water to swim due to fear. The parent can introduce them to the water by holding them or just build sandcastle together on the beach. Families should take picture of their fun together or buy a souvenir, but don’t forget the sunscreen.

When planning the vacation, families should try to find a destination that has a local museum or a recreational park. Local museums are always full of fun things that any family or any toddler would enjoy learning about. Recreational parks have fun playgrounds for families to enjoy and meet new the locals. Parents should remember to bring their favorite drinks and snacks; just in case to toddler becomes hungry or thirsty.

The parents of toddlers must choose to create a toddler friendly vacation, because a toddler will love a simple vacation destination. In addition, parents need to bring a few of the toddler’s comforts from home to help with their possible fear of the new place. During the planning stage, add in enough time for naps and keep a consistent bedtime schedule from home. Therefore, with a little extra planning, parent’s can plan a vacation to remember with a energetic toddler in tow.

Lonzie Barton’s Mother Has Been Arrested


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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Jacksonville, FL., Little Lonzie Barton was reported missing early Friday morning at 2:19 AM on July 24, 2015. Now, four weeks later, according to News4Jax, police have arrested Lonzie’s mother Lonna Lauramore for one count of lying to police and two counts of child neglect. The toddler and his 5 year-old sister was left in the care of Lonna’s live-in boyfriend Ruben Ebron, who reported his car stolen with the toddler still inside of it.

Police scrambled to find little Lonzie, but they still have not found this toddler after a wide spread search and an AMBER ALERT. Mr. Ebron was arrested on July 24, 2015 on two counts of child neglect and one count of lying to police was just recently added. According to News4Jax, the police have stated that both the mother and her live-in boyfriend have been lying, since the moment the police answered the 911 call. The night of his disappearance, Lonna told police that she didn’t know Ruben Ebron.

However, police learned that she lives with him and recently they learned that she has a huge tattoo on her side with Ruben’s name. Additionally, police said she lived in one bedroom apartment with both kids and Mr. Ebron, who bought and sold drugs to pay the bills. Police remain convinced that Mr. Ebron has murdered the child and they are looking for a body, due to new evidence that has emerged. According to WOKV, a third party told police that little Lonzie had a bruise on the back of his head and he had yellow stuff draining out of his ears.

The witness also stated that the toddler was lethargic and may have needed medical care for his injuries. However, Lonna got into a heated argument with Mr. Ebron, but he never gave her a satisfactory answer on how Lonzie obtained these injuries. Then, instead of taking Lonzie to the hospital for his injuries, police say she left the two children in Mr. Ebron’s care. She had him drop her off at Wacko’s, where she worked as an exotic dancer and he had both children at that time. According to News4Jax, the coworker stated that the mother’s actions were odd and suspicious.

After work, she asked a coworker drop her off at home, but the coworker said she wanted to be dropped off at a different apartment complex off Old Kings Rd. Additionally, she asked the coworker to take her to a place where someone owed her money. According to News4Jax, the police saw her coworker’s car and he asked them questions, which is when the officer learned that Lonna was the missing toddler’s mother.

This is when police say, Lonna began immediately lying to the investigators and the coworker confronted her when they were alone. The coworker felt she was not acting like a distraught mother, whose child has just been reported missing.  According to News4Jax, the coworker stated that Lonna Lauramore Barton didn’t get upset, instead she starting acting odd. The coworker said she seemed to be consoling Mr. Ebron, instead of freaking out about the toddler’s disappearance.

Police are building a murder case against Mr. Ebron, because they believe that he murdered the toddler and they believe that he has the answers to where the toddler’s body is located. After an exhaustive search for over a week, police are still no closer to finding this adorable 21 month-old little boy. According to News4Jax, the police are hoping someone has information that will help them find this missing toddler and bring his body home. Furthermore, Crimestoppers is offering a reward for any tips or information that will lead them to recovering Lonzie’s remains.

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References:

News4Jax.com (2015) Lonzie Barton’s mother arrested for child neglect and lying to police

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on August 20, 2015

http://www.news4jax.com/news/lonna-barton-arrested-in-lonzie-barton-case/34793284

WOKV (2015) Police: Missing toddler’s mother arrested; toddler was injured before disappearance

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on August 20, 2015

http://www.wokv.com/news/news/national/jso-lonzie-barton-injured-disappearance/nnMkt/

News4Jax.com (2015) Lonna Barton’s coworker opens up about the night Lonzie vanished

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on August 20, 2015

http://www.news4jax.com/news/lonna-bartons-coworker-talks-about-night-lonzie-disappeared/34808628

Amber Alert Issued for Lonzie Barton: A 21-month-old Missing Toddler


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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According to National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an AMBER ALERT has been issued for Lonzie Barton, a 21-month-old Jacksonville, FL. Toddler. He was reported missing on July 24th, 2015 around 2:00 AM, by the mother’s boyfriend and he also reported his car missing. That morning, little Lonzie and his 5-year-old sister was in the care of his mom’s boyfriend, William Ruben Ebron. The toddler went missing from the 8000 block of Old Kings Rd and police need the public’s help to find him.

His car was a 1995 orange Honda with a black hood, but the car was eventually found four blocks away from the apartments. However, the toddler was not inside the car and the police fear that the boyfriend knows more than he is telling them. Little Lonzie was only wearing a diaper at the time of his disappearance, but police are concerned that he may have just walked off from the car. According to Jacksonville.com, the police are asking everyone to look on their properties and keep a look out for this blonde hair blue eyed toddler.

The police are searching for the toddler on foot and with search dogs, as well as other agencies that have offered their services. The police say that the natural parents are victims and not considered suspects, but Mr. Ebron was charged with two counts of child neglect on Friday, which was unrelated to this case. However, he was on bond from a prior case from Baker County and he had a record of different types of charges like: armed robbery, grand theft auto, possession, domestic violence, and violation of probation.

According to Jacksonville.com, one of the conditions of his bond was that he was not supposed to have contact or live with Lonna Lauramore. The couple was living together in the Ravenwood apartments at 8030 South Old Kings Rd. The mother and father are working closely with police to help find their son. According to Jacksonville.com, both the mother and the boyfriend face drug related charges, which is separate from the toddler’s disappearance.

The mother’s boyfriend, Mr. Ebron told the police that he stopped by the apartment to “get something”, but later he admitted that he went inside to “use cocaine”. The police verified that the mother was working at the time her young son went missing, while in the care of her boyfriend. According to Gray, the police say that the mother’s boyfriend is now considered a suspect and may have been lying about the car being stolen.

Unfortunately, both children were left alone inside the car by Mr. Ebron, but the 5-year-old sister got frightened and left the toddler in the car by himself. The police believe that Mr. Ebron has the answers, which they need to find the missing toddler. The investigation has turned from a missing child to a possible homicide investigation. Police are now focusing on searching waterways, retention ponds, and wooded areas.

If you have seen this child, call 911 immediately!

References:

Gray, Jeremy (2015) Lonzie Barton Amber Alert: Boyfriend of missing Florida toddler’s mother now suspect
Retrieved from the World Wide Web on July 26th, 2015
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/07/lonzie_barton_amber_alert_boyf.html

Jacksonville.com (2015) Man who reported Lonzie Barton missing charged with neglect; was using drugs at the time, affidavit says
Retrieved from the World Wide Web on July 26th, 2015
http://jacksonville.com/breaking-news/2015-07-24/story/man-who-reported-lonzie-barton-missing-charged-neglect-was-using

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (2015) AMBER ALERT: Lonzie Barton
Retrieved from the World Wide Web on July 26th, 2015
http://www.missingkids.com/poster/AMBER/11784/8682/

©2015, Crystal S. Kauffman

Baby Jane Doe is Still Unidentified!


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A little girl was found on June 25, 2015, on the western shore of Deer Island, she is yet to be identified. She was found dead on Massachusetts Beach in a trash bag with her zebra striped blanket and white leggings with black polka dots. Police are asking everyone to look around the social events like: school, church, neighborhood, parties, birthday parties, or even day care activities.

Look for a child that is missing, which is usually with a parent or guardian that attends these functions. Police estimate that the little girl is about four-years-old. She is described as having brown eyes and long brown hair in a computer generated photo that is being distributed by police on social media. Police say millions have shared her image among their social media sites, but they need more help sharing her image.

Please call in your tip, because it is better to be wrong than to be right…in this situation! Police are asking for the public’s help in finding out who this Baby Jane Doe is. She is described as being about 3 ½ ft. tall and she weighed about 30 lbs. at the time of her death. Police are hoping to identify this beautiful child and find out exactly what happened to her. Police are hoping that this information can help jog someone’s memory, so police are encouraging people to share Jane Doe’s information.

Additionally, they are asking people to notify the Massachusetts authorities and/or Boston Police Department.  So, far no missing persons reports of any child missing in that area has been reported. The police decided to release the computerized image of the toddler, because it may help someone remember this child. The items found with her are just as important, because it will lead the investigation in to this child’s death.

Please keep sharing her information, become someone you know, may be the key to getting justice for this child. Police find it hard that a parent doesn’t know their child is missing, unless it is a situation where a parent would not know. This may have been an accident, but police are waiting on toxicology report to come back to see if she was poisoned or had drugs in her system

So, if you are her parents, then speak up because she deserves to have a name and police are waiting to talk with you. Police say that she is not Aalyiah Lunsford, the toddler that has been missing since 2011 from the West Virginia area.

Please share this and her picture, until this child has a name and someone that misses her!

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Hate Crime, Murder, or Botched Robbery…You Decide?


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Brunswick, GA. – March 26, 2013 A 13-month-old toddler was shot in the face in robbery gone wrong, an act of hate, or cold blooded murder. According to the First Coast News (2013) the mother Sherry West, she was pushing the sleeping baby in a stroller near where she lived, which is usually a peaceful and quiet neighborhood.

A 13-month-old male toddler was shot in the face during altercation this past Thursday. The two teens wanted to rob the baby’s mother Sherry West, but she didn’t any money to give them. His mother tried desperately to protect her young toddler from being hurt. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2013), the mother stated that the suspects told her they were going to “shoot her baby” and she “pleaded with them” not to shoot Antonio.

However, According to Daily News (2013), Sherry West was shot and wounded by the suspects, before they killed her baby. Tragically, she couldn’t stop the perpetrators from shooting her sleeping 13-month-old toddler, named Antonio Santiago in the face. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2013), two teenaged suspects have been indentified and arrested in connection with the botched robbery and the toddler’s murder.

According to the New York Daily News (2013), the grieving mother positively identified the suspects as 15-year-old, Dominique Lang and 17-year-old, De’Marquis Elkins. However, she claims the De’Marquis Elkins was the shooter in this senseless crime. These two suspects are currently being held in a Glynn County Detention Center in Brunswick, GA. The mother stated that she wants the heartless shooter die, which was aired on the Piers Morgan Show on CNN Monday Night.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2013), the mother of De’Marquise Elkins, Karimah Elkins, 36, and the teen’s aunt “Katrina Elkins, 33; were arrested this morning for lying to authorities. Furthermore, the murder weapon has been recovered and both teens will face a judge to learn there fate. Additionally, the suspects will stand trial for murder of this handsome little toddler and the attempted murder of his mother.

References:                                                                                

Daily News (2013) Mother of baby murdered right in front of her tells Piers Morgan: ‘I just hope the shooter dies’
Retrieved from the World Wide Web on March 26, 2013

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mom-murdered-baby-hope-shooter-dies-article-1.1299241#ixzz2OgmA1sG9

First Coast News (2013) Brunswick toddler’s mother responds to negative accusations against her

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on March 26, 2013

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/georgia/article/305803/5/Toddlers-mother-responds-to-negative-accusations

New York Daily News (2013) Mother of baby murdered right in front of her tells Piers Morgan: ‘I just hope the shooter dies’
Retrieved from the World Wide Web on March 26, 2013

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mom-murdered-baby-hope-shooter-dies-article-1.1299241

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2013) Mother, aunt of suspect in Brunswick baby shooting arrested

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on March 26, 2013

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/mother-aunt-of-suspect-in-brunswick-baby-shooting-/nW4mh/

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2013) Police arrest 2 teens in Georgia baby’s killing

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on March 26, 2013

http://www.ajc.com/news/ap/crime/police-search-for-boys-after-baby-shot-in-stroller/nWzys/