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AMBER ALERT OHIO
Cleveland Radio Station WTAM 1100 ^
Posted on 11/05/2002 12:07:16 PM PST by Bekki4Bush
OHIO AMBER Alert: Two boys ages 5, Robert Aaron, and 7, Matthew, missing from Knox County. Last seen 11/04, Columbus Ohio. Blonde hair, Blue eyes, possible abductor violent father. His name John, 5" 11", 165 lbs., brown hair, blue eyes. BOLO 2002 Dodge stratus, 4 Door Blue, Ohio Plate BEU 9315. Boys in blue sweats. Sorry I did not catch last name.......something like Strausser, DO NOT APPROACH IF SPOTTED. SUSPECT CONSIDERED DANGEROUS. ALERT ISSUED 2:10 PM TUES NOV.5, 740-397-3333, Knox County Sheriff Nothing Follows
TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: amberalert; childabuse; missingchildren
Bump for a safe return
posted on 11/05/2002 12:08:48 PM PST
Please Lord, protect the innocents.
Prayers out for Robert and Matthew. Poor little guys.
posted on 11/05/2002 12:10:40 PM PST
I would have to see some pretty harsh evidence that the father would harm his children.
I hate to say it, but this type of incidents will be the death of the "Amber Alert", which is a good program. To justify using the alert in custody battle, the word "violent" will be used to describe the abductor....my 2 cents...
posted on 11/05/2002 12:12:30 PM PST
posted on 11/05/2002 12:12:58 PM PST
To: Lando Lincoln Cheesehead
Please Lord, protect the innocents.
And smite their abductors...
I submit my prayers for a quick and safe return of these little boys, as well as a speedy resolution in what appears to be a nasty custody dispute. May Your hand by upon them providing comfort and peace.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
posted on 11/05/2002 12:17:38 PM PST
Thanks, Bekki. A recent abduction up in Cleveland had a good ending: maybe this will as well.
posted on 11/05/2002 12:22:18 PM PST
All it takes is for the mother to "accuse" the father of being violent and she is automatically elevated in the custody battle. Happens all the time.
My son's live there, had a brief second of fear when I say Knox...Prayers up!
Will there be pictures of the boys? Knox County is very close.....
Praying for their safety!
posted on 11/05/2002 12:40:15 PM PST
Prayer for a safe return.
To: Bekki4Bush; Molly Pitcher; dutchess; DrDeb; Faith; Missiekins; KansasConservative; Corporate Law
OHIO PRAYER/ALERT BUMP!!
posted on 11/05/2002 12:43:09 PM PST
To: Bekki4Bush; Snow Bunny; SassyMom; Aeronaut; SpookBrat; AntiJen; souris; leadpenny; exnavy; ...
Mega Canteen PING
From what I heard on the Mansfield station, they did not go by anyone's word...history of violence, police calls, and protection orders. I am trying to get more info from my a friend who is a dispatcher
To: Johnny Gage
Custody dispute or not, the boys need to be returned safely.
All the other stuff can be worked out later.
Thanks for the ping, Johnny!
GOD's Angels watch over these two boys. Return them home very soon and unharmed.
To: dd5339; cavtrooper21
amber alert ping--ohio based
posted on 11/05/2002 2:31:30 PM PST
To: Johnny Gage
Noticed, prayed, eyes out, bumped.
posted on 11/05/2002 3:39:55 PM PST
Please surround these little ones with Your mighty angels and return them safely home. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
posted on 11/05/2002 3:47:48 PM PST
posted on 11/05/2002 3:52:10 PM PST
Update from channel 3 News, Cleveland:
Children still missing: suspected to be with father who is forbidden contact due to past documented physical abuse and hospitalization of 7 year old 2 years ago for multiple fractures. Unclear if father was criminally charged at that time....reporter did not say :-/
posted on 11/05/2002 4:13:23 PM PST
Prayers being sent.
posted on 11/05/2002 4:43:12 PM PST
Thank you for posting this, Bekki. Prayers heavenward for the little boys...dear Lord. Please ping me when you hear more news, if you don't mind. HSM
To: homeschool mama
To: pubmom; Bekki4Bush
To: Texaggie79; Brad's Gramma; RMDupree; ohioWfan; Faith
I'm joining you in praying for their protection and safe return!
To: homeschool mama
Please, Jesus, bring those precious babies home, safe and sound.
To: Brad's Gramma
To: homeschool mama; Bekki4Bush
Thanks for the pictures, homeschool.
Any word on where they might be, or any news at all, Bekki? I haven't heard anything local about them.
Still praying for their safe return.
posted on 11/07/2002 9:19:07 AM PST
Amber Alert update: Father may have switched cars
By Russ Kent
MOUNT VERNON -- Authorities have received information the man who abducted two children last week is still in the area but may have switched vehicles.
John Wesley Strauser, 30, is believed to have abducted his 5-year-old son and his 4-year-old son. Robert Aaron Strauser and Matthew Howard Strauser were not returned to their mother last week after a supervised visitation with their father in Columbus.
According to a spokesman at the Knox County Sheriffs Office, Strauser is believed to be driving a brown 1989 Chevrolet van with two racing stripes. The van has two large tinted windows on the drivers side and a tinted window on the passengers side. The license plate number on the van is CV06SH.
Knox County Sheriff Dave Barber feels the kids are in imminent danger."
Anyone with information on the children or their father is urged to call 911 immediately.
The boys and their father last were seen Monday in the Columbus area wearing blue sweatsuits. At the time they were in a 2002 dark-blue Dodge Stratus with Ohio license plates BEU 9315.
Robert Aaron Strauser, is 3 feet 4 inches tall weighs about 40 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes. Matthew Howard Strauser is 4 feet tall, weighs about 50 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes.
Their father, John Wesley Strauser, 30, is 5 feet 11 inches tall and has brown hair and blue eyes.
No one has been in contact with the boys nor their father since Monday. Prior to that John Strauser had conversed with family members and authorities had hoped for a quick conclusion to the abduction.
The abduction is the cause of the first activitation of the North Central Ohio Amber Alert system. The system covers Richland, Ashland, Morrow, Marion, Knox, Crawford and Wyandot counties.
Although not usually activated in custody disputes, the Amber Alert system may be activated when authorities believe victims are in danger. Barber opted to activitate the system when contact with the father ceased.
Please have mercy on these little ones. We pray that not one hair on their precious heads would be harmed. We commit them to You and pray that their father's heart would be convicted to return them safely. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
posted on 11/07/2002 2:59:50 PM PST
To: Bekki4Bush; Brad's Gramma; Molly Pitcher; chance33_98; ohioWfan; paulklenk; BeachBelle; ...
Good News-Prayers answered
Missing Ohio Boys Found In New Mexico
Police Arrest John Strawser
POSTED: 11:36 a.m. EST January 3, 2003
UPDATED: 11:40 a.m. EST January 3, 2003
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two Centerburg, Ohio, boys reported missing Nov. 1 were found Thursday near Albuquerque, N.M.
Knox County Sheriff David Barber said Robert Aaron Strawser, 5, and his brother, Matthew Howard, 7 (pictured, left), were located with their father, John, at a woman's home in Moriarty, N.M.
Police said the boys were healthy and unharmed. They were located after information was received by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Knox County Detective Robert Durbin contacted the New Mexico State Police, who located the boys and arrested John Strawser.
The 30-year-old father (pictured, right) is being held on failure to appear for trial charges and will be returned to Knox County.
The children are in the care of Children Services authorities in New Mexico until they can be returned to Knox County.
Thank God these sweet boys were found. I cannot imagine what they or their mother went through. Bless their hearts.
Thank you for the update, snippy. :o) Wonderful.
To: homeschool mama
I have a question. If a visit is supervised, doesn't that mean someone else was there? I don't understand how someone didn't know where they were initially and how someone else couldn't make sure they were returned. Perhaps I just don't understand the process. Who is the supervisor in a supervised visit?
To: Unknown Freeper
The add'l person in a supervised visit could be a relative or govt social worker I guess. Not sure in this case...
So happy the boys are okay and will be safe in the arms of their mother soon.
We praise You for Your faithfulness! We return to give You thanks for caring for these little ones and helping the authorities to find them. Please perform a good work in both of these boys and lead them to lives that will honor and glorify Your Name as they are returned to their mother. Thank You, Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
posted on 01/04/2003 9:29:38 AM PST
I love good news!
posted on 01/04/2003 3:09:17 PM PST
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