Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tywong Young, 9, Missing is Found Safe!


updated below by S.H.
Detroit Police are searching for 9-year-old Tywon Young who was last seen on Halloween around 4:30 p.m.
He left his home in the 2500 block of Calvert to go trick-or-treating with friends.

7 Action News spoke with his mother Termina Washington this morning, and she is sick with worry.
"I just went to his school, and he's not there," she said on the phone in a shaky voice.  "I know he was last seen with a bunch of neighbor kids at St. Cecilia Church at Burlingame and Livernois."
"He is my only child," she added, choking up.
Washington has been roaming her neighborhood this morning asking neighbors if their kids came home last night and if any of them have seen her son.
Tywon Young is 4' 6" and weighs 79 pounds.

From earlier article:

Detroit Police issued a missing alert for a 9-year-old boy last seen with a neighbor from his west-side neighborhood on Halloween.
Tywon Young was last seen about 7:30 p.m. Wednesdsay with the neighbor at a Halloween celebration at a local church, his mother, Termina Washington, 32, said this morning.
Now, neither the neighbor, an unnamed woman, nor Tywon can be found, she said.
"It's not like my son - he would have called me," Washington said today. "If he’s 15 minutes late coming home from his friend’s house, he calls me. I’ve been up all night. I’ve been out on the street all night. And now I’m going out because it’s time for kids to go to school.
Please note that she gives the reason why she is going out, making school time very sensitive to the mother.   We do not know why this is so sensitive at this time but that she has a 

need to tell us why is something we must always note.  

***UPDATE:   Mom's use of "because" appears due to the fact that her son had been suspended from school.   This makes her strange sounding sentence understandable.  She issued a public statement telling him she was not angry at him.  

Police describe him as having a medium brown skin tone and short afro. He was last seen wearing a blue Polo vest with a reversible red side, dark-and-light-blue-striped sweater, stone blue jeans and Timberland boots.
Police were told he was in a good physical and mental condition and that he has never been missing before.
Officers checked the area around his home and talked with his friends. They had not seen him.
Police tell 7 Action News that there is no indication of foul play, and that is why there is no Amber alert.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (313) 596-5240.

UPDATE:  Child suspended from school

Detroit police are looking for a 9-year-old boy who never returned home after trick-or-treating Wednesday night.
Police said Tywon Young was last seen leaving his home around 4:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Calvert. He told his mother he was going to meet up with friends.
Young's mother, Termina Washington, said her son's friends told her they never saw him.

She’s frantically searching for her only child up and down their west side neighborhood and working with police.
“They want to know all streets in this area where he has friends. Calvert, Glynn, Linwood. We’re looking everywhere," she said
Washington said she also just discovered that her son was suspended from Dufree Elementary last Friday.
He didn’t want to tell me. It’s okay. I’m not mad at you. I can’t live without you, please come home,” Washington pleaded. 
Washington says neighbors told her that they saw Young last night at a church Halloween party on Burlingame. Still, she can’t find him and doesn’t know if he went home with a friend from there. “He’s an intelligent, mature and responsible boy,” she said. 
There are other issues in the boy’s life that his mother also believes may be coming into play now.
He’s been asking about his estranged father. He does not have a relationship with him, Tywon Young, Sr., but recently came home with a photo of him.
Washington believes Young, Sr. is living on the city’s east side in a half-way house after being released from prison.
He’s also dealing with some injuries after getting his by a car trying to catch an ice-cream truck last summer.
“He has headaches at times," his mother said.


Anonymous said...

he's been found, safe-

john said...


Peter what are the most common Qualifiers used in deception..

john said...


Pierre Barnes: Search for missing boy called off.

The search has been called off for a 12-year-old British boy who went missing on an island in the south of France.

The father of Pierre Barnes believes his son is dead and his body may never be found.

But the French prosecutor in charge of the investigation insisted inquiries would still continue.

Pierre, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, vanished on Porquerolles while cycling in a storm on Saturday.

Pierre's father, Stephen, said: "Pierre is dead but I hope we find his body, then we can bury him. But I'm afraid that even that might not be possible."

Rescuers found the youngster's bike, with its chain broken, and one of his shoes on a path about 3km from the holiday home his family were renting.

He had disappeared just hours after arriving on the island for a half-term holiday with his family.

Examination of bike
Speaking at a press conference earlier, Mr Barnes said it was "difficult to know" what happened to his son.

"I think there were several factors that happened at the same time," he said.

"The bicycle went wrong, we had this terrible weather, he went away just at the end of the day, and none of these things in isolation would have been significant, but they just all came together and in consequence we have this potential tragedy emerging.

"We as parents don't reproach ourselves for allowing our son to go around on the bicycle. He was 12. No-one did anything that they shouldn't have done."

Search teams had been scouring crevices and caves where Pierre might have sought shelter from the strong winds, as well as ponds and pools he might have fallen into.

Search teams have scoured the island
Divers and search dogs have also taken part in the search for the youngster, who was wearing a rugby shirt and a robe "worn like a superhero" cape when he vanished.

Xavier Tarabeux, the prosecutor in charge of the inquiry into the disappearance, said: "We haven't closed the investigation.

"We still have to perform a technical examination of the bike because its chain was broken when it was found.

"We still have to conduct hearings with witnesses who might have seen Pierre on his bicycle."

Investigators previously ruled out abduction as there were no boats leaving Porquerolles when Pierre disappeared.

Mr Tarabeux said: "We do not think there is a criminal motive behind the disappearance.

'Let down'
"However, it's still too early to say that the investigation is finished.

Stephen Barnes said his son's body may never be found
"After all our efforts, after combing the island thoroughly, we are stopping the search.

"The weather is getting bad and everything has been done to look for Pierre."

Paul Mourier, the prefect of the Var region, said: "Everything has been done, we have scoured the island on all sides. We have been let down."

Nathalie Bakhache, a senior police officer investigating Pierre's disappearance, said he "may have had an accident" or a "bad encounter".

At the press conference Mr Barnes said the response from people in France had been "overwhelming" and had given the family strength.

"The police have worked tirelessly on this," he said.

"I understand that we've had the army, we've had dog handlers, we've had helicopter people.

"We've had volunteers from the community who came in response to the local mayor sending out a message.

"I want to say how incredibly grateful the whole family is for the tremendous support we've had from everyone."

Hobnob said...

Statement analysis reveals WHEN someone is being deceptive.

It doesn't tell us WHY they are being deceptive.

We can only work out why someone is being deceptive by asking the right questions and letting the subjects answers guide us.

I am glad he has been found safe.

john said...


This Father uses the oddest language,not just in this statement but also the one above also..


Police Find Body In Search For Missing Boy.

Police searching for missing 12-year-old Pierre Barnes have found a body in France, his father has told Sky News.

Pierre went missing on Saturday afternoon just hours after his family, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, arrived on the French island of Porquerolles, for a half-term holiday.

He had gone for a bike ride, but did not return. Shortly after the alarm was raised, the youngster's bike was discovered along with his shoe, which was lying nearby.

The body has not yet been identified but Pierre's father, Stephen Barnes, 57, said he was confident it would prove to be his missing son.

"I have been informed by the police that they have found a body on the island.

"I will go and identify it within the next two hours but I have no doubt it is Pierre," he said.

Torrential weather along the southern coast of France had hampered the search effort on the two-and-a-half mile long island.

Hobnob said...

off topic

Former Penn State President Graham B. Spanier was charged Thursday with hushing up child molestation allegations against Jerry Sandusky, making him the third school official to be accused of crimes in the alleged cover-up.

Prosecutors also added counts against the two former underlings, Timothy M. Curley and Gary C. Schultz, who were already charged with lying to the grand jury that investigated the former Penn State assistant football coach.

Spanier was charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children and conspiracy. Curley and Schultz face new charges of endangering the welfare of children, obstruction and conspiracy.

"This was not a mistake by these men, this was not an oversight," said state Attorney General Linda Kelly. "It was not misjudgment on their part. This was a conspiracy of silence by top officials to actively conceal the truth."

Curley and Schultz have repeatedly asserted they are innocent, and at a news conference this summer Spanier's attorneys insisted he was never told there was anything of a sexual nature involving Sandusky and children. Messages left for their respective attorneys Thursday were not immediately returned.

The district judge in suburban Harrisburg where charges were filed said the defendants were expected in his courtroom Friday.

Sandusky, who spent decades on the Penn State staff and was defensive coordinator during two national championship seasons, was convicted in June of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. He has maintained he is innocent and was transferred to a maximum security prison on Wednesday, where he is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence.

Curley, 58, the athletic director on leave while he serves out the last year of his contract, and Schultz, 63, who has retired as vice president for business and finance, were charged a year ago with lying to the grand jury and with failing to properly report suspect child abuse. Their trial is set for early January in Harrisburg.

Spanier, 64, of State College, had been university president for 16 years when he was forced out as president after Sandusky's November 2011 arrest.

Prosecutors said all three knew of complaints involving Sandusky showering with boys in 1998 and 2001.

"They essentially turned a blind eye to the serial predatory acts committed by Jerry Sandusky," Kelly said.

The grand jury report said "the actual harm realized by this wanton failure is staggering," and listed abuse that happened after 1998.

"The continued cover-up of this incident and the ongoing failure to report placed every minor child who would come into contact with Sandusky in the future in grave jeopardy of being abused," jurors wrote.

Spanier has said he had no memory of email traffic concerning the 1998 complaint -- by a woman that Sandusky had showered with her son -- and only slight recollections about the 2001 complaint -- by a team assistant who said he stumbled onto Sandusky sexually abusing a boy inside a campus shower.

The grand jury report included with the charges indicate Curley, Schultz and Spanier told the university's lawyer they had no documents that addressed inappropriate conduct with boys by Sandusky.

Hobnob said...

But Schultz did retain a Sandusky file in his office, the jury concluded. He told his administrative assistant Joan Coble never to look at it, according to the grand jury.

"She said it was a very unusual request and was made in a `tone of voice' she had never heard him use before," according to the jury report.

Decisions by the three men were criticized in a detailed report commissioned by Penn State and issued this summer by a group led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh. The report concluded Spanier, Curley, Schultz and then-coach Joe Paterno concealed Sandusky's activities from the university trustees and "empowered" the abuse by giving him access to school facilities and the prestige of his university affiliation.

The Freeh report said the investigation turned up emails from 1998 in which the administrators discussed the matter, including a May 5 email from Curley to Schultz and Spanier, with "Joe Paterno" in the subject line. It read: "I have touched bases with the coach. Keep us posted. Thanks."

Spanier told the Freeh team that he believed in 2001 that the encounter amounted to "horseplay," although an email sent by him to Curley at that time reflected a much more somber tone.

In that email, Spanier was reacting to a proposal by Curley in which they would not report Sandusky to authorities but instead tell him he needed help and that he could no longer bring children into Penn State facilities.

"The only downside for us is if the message isn't `heard' and acted upon, and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it," Spanier wrote in 2001. "The approach you outline is humane and a reasonable way to proceed."

Spanier's lawyers have called the Freeh report a myth, and said he would have acted in 1998, 2001 or any time if he knew a predator like Sandusky was on campus.

Read more:

Hobnob said...

off topic

Comedian Freddie Starr has been arrested by police in connection with the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation, Sky sources say.

More follows...

Seamus O Riley said...

I did get to hear about this during a discussion at lunch.

The mother's sensitivity is also explained "why" she would go out during the time everyone would be going to school: her son wasn't going to be going to school at that time, and it was a good time to look for him: he had been suspended and would not be showing up for school.

He is young and this is surprising, to see him this young, suspended, and running away. This sounds more like the behavior of a 12 year old.

John, I am not sure what's the most common of qualifiers, but...


sort of...


all come to mind.

"I might have" is another, but in terms of what I hear the most in interviews...

"I'm not sure but..." is up there.


john said...

Thanks Peter..

john said...

Hobs i can here the doors of the BBC slamming shut everywhere..

john said...

OT..Peter what do you think of this?It smells fishy to me..

Pierre Barnes: Father's tribute to missing boy.

The father of a 12-year-old Lincolnshire boy who went missing on an island in France believes his son died sheltering from the "biting cold".

Stephen Barnes said his son must have become disorientated trying to find his way in a storm.

The search for Pierre who vanished on Porquerolles while cycling on Saturday was called off on Tuesday.

Mr Barnes said he was "a very curious, fun, lovable little boy who people used to refer to as my shadow."

Pierre was wearing his blue dressing gown (pictured) when he went missing
Rescuers found the youngster's bike, with its chain broken, and one of his shoes on a path about 3km from the holiday home his family were renting over half-term.

Mr Barnes said: "I went down to the cove yesterday with my wife to see where the bicycle was and I also saw where the shoe was.

"It's quite clear to me that he left the bike, went down to the water, then came up again and would not have seen where he'd come in.

"As the biting cold set in, he found somewhere out of the wind but, of course, also where he's probably very hard to find. I don't believe he's lost at sea, it's possible of course."

Continue reading the main story

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We as a family were enriched by that little life”

Stephen Barnes
Pierre's father
Mr Barnes said he and his wife, and Pierre's three siblings Zoe, 17, Desmond, 15, and Clemence, 13, would be going back in two groups to avoid being a group of five with one missing.

He said: "Pierre gave us tremendous love. He received lots of love from us, but we as a family were enriched by that little life, that 12 years we had with him. We wouldn't not have had him for those 12 years because he did bring tremendous joy to all of us."

Pierre's sister Zoe said it had not yet sunk in that they were now a family of five
"We've been through periods when we've all been crying our eyes out. At other times we've felt quite tranquil, and looking out at the beautiful scenery we've managed to try and gain some calm, and sometimes we've been able to be calm.

"But then little things will trigger another flood of tears - we'll see the boarding pass that he would have used to go back and the emotions will flood back again."

Zoe Barnes said her younger brother was "a little eccentric, bright and clever".

"He was absolutely lovely, had strange obsessions and little eccentricities, but he was full of character and personality and full of life.

"It hasn't properly sunk in yet that we're a family of five now. It's very upsetting. I used to think I had problems but they seem very, very petty now."

Hobnob said...

Mr Starr, from Warwickshire, was arrested by Operation Yewtree officers on suspicion of sexual offences and has been taken into police custody locally.

He has denied claims he groped a 14-year-old girl in a BBC dressing room.

Meanwhile, an independent review into BBC Newsnight's dropping of a programme about the allegations against Savile will report later this month.

Operation Yewtree is a Scotland Yard criminal inquiry into sexual abuse claims.

The Metropolitan Police said officers arrested a man in his 60s, from Warwickshire, at 17:45 GMT in connection with the investigation.

Police said the individual fell under the strand of the investigation termed "Savile and others".

Meanwhile, the independent review, by ex-Sky News boss Nick Pollard, will seek to establish whether there were any "failings" in the BBC's decision to drop the investigation.

The Pollard Review, will also look at the BBC's handling of material which might have been of interest to the police, which will report to the BBC Executive Board.

There has been speculation that the programme was dropped because the BBC was already planning to run more favourable programmes in tribute to the former BBC presenter, who died in October 2011. The BBC has repeatedly denied such claims.

BBC director general George Entwistle said he was launching the inquiry to shake off the "clouds of suspicion".

Outlining terms of reference on Thursday, a statement on behalf of the review said: "It will establish whether there were any failings in the BBC management of the Newsnight investigation relating to allegations of sexual abuse of children by Jimmy Savile, including the broadcast of tribute programmes on the BBC.

It said the review will examine the editorial decision on the Newsnight investigation and a blog dated 2 October posted by the programme's editor which was changed by the BBC on 22 October 2012.

In the original blog, Newsnight editor Peter Rippon explained the editorial reasons behind his decision to axe the report. He said it was "totally untrue" he had been ordered to do it by bosses as part of a BBC cover-up.

In a correction to the blog, the BBC called it "inaccurate or incomplete in some respects".

Mr Rippon has stepped aside from his role for the duration of the inquiry.

The review's statement said interviews with relevant people will be conducted with support of a barrister, and interviewees are allowed a lawyer.

The review has asked BBC staff for documents and was electronically searching archived documents from relevant people.

Participation in the review, which has already begun, is voluntary.

Police believe Savile could have abused as many as 300 people over a 40-year-period.

Hobnob said...

re Pierre Barnes

i thought i would post my (tidied)reply to you here as well John if you don't mind.

Something is not right with the father's statements.

Firstly why have we heard nothing from the mother?

The mother is the caregiver, maternal instinct is strong and overwhelming, her instinct would be to protect her child.

I would be expecting to hear more from the mother begging for help to find HER child, the bond would compel her to.

Instead we hear only from the father.

I would be asking what the relationship is like in the family, is he domineering, overbearing?

Is the mom cowed? what the father says goes, he is in control.

Secondly no innocent parent accepts their missing child is dead, especially if they have only just gone missing.

Parental instinct is deny, deny, deny death, even when confronted with the reality.

Innocent parents particularly mothers will refer to their child in the present tense often years after death.

If they use present tense, in their hearts and minds their child is still alive.

Thirdly the father showed knowledge of tenses admitting he would use the past when referring to his son.

This is an immediate red flag, it shows unexpected behavior, awareness of the norm when his concerns and priorites should be finding his son alive not telling the world he is dead and don't be surprised if you don't find the body.

He was reported as wearing a blue dressing gown when he went missing.


He has just arrived on holiday and decides to go for a bike ride.

Bike rides involve daytime clothing and a coat or jacket especially if the weather was looking bad.

What parent would let their child go out on a bike in poor weather in a dressing gown?

No mention is made of pyjama's.
Was he wearing them?

More and more this sounds like something non accidental ( murder? manslaughter?).

What happened between them landing on the island and him being reported missing?

Do we have any independant witnesses who saw him alive landing on the island or soon after?
Being in the sea in stormy weather would result in cuts, bruises and possibly fractures from colliding with rocks, the perfect cover up of a violent death.

I don't know if the french police have polygraphs.

What i would demand is they interview all family members seperately and administer polygraphs if they have them.

If no polygraphs i would reccomend a good statement analyst to interview the subjects to find out the truth.

The fathers statements send up a whole parade of red flags.

john said...

Mr Barnes said: "I went down to the cove yesterday with my wife to see where the bicycle was and I also saw where the shoe was.

Hobs you mentioned possible tension between him and his wife.

He says"i went down the cove WITH my wife"

Not My wife and i...

to see where THE bicycle was and I also saw where THE shoe was.

Shouldnt that be.

To see were HIS bicycle was and were HIS shoe was..

Also if he went with his wife,why didnt she see his shoe also..

Hobnob said...

~Gold Star for you John~

Wear it with pride for you are gaining enlightment.

MzOpinion8d said...


I'm with you that something is off with the father's language in that situation. Is it possible the quotes are translated from another language which is partially why they are so unusual?

john said...


ImI sorry I can't answer that for you but I'm sure someone here will explane it.there quite good like that..I would also like to here the answer to your question..

john said...

His father is English. His mother is French. His father spoke to BBC news.

Hobnob said...

From what i can see the father is doing all the talking, which makes me ask why?

Where is the mother in all this?

I don't know if she speaks english, i would assume so since she married and englishman and lives in the UK.
It may not be fluent but i would still expect to hear statements from her, especially to the french press.

Her silence is a concern, it is not expected.

There is tension in the family which may be why the father is doing all the talking, being in charge.
Is this normal or is this a result of what happened on their arrival on the island.

There was subtle demeaning of the victim which is unexpected.
I wonder how the family is perceived by friends and workmates?

mommaklee said...

Re: Pierre Barnes case, if you watch the video, the father stutters when referring to going to the cove.

"And I, I, I want down to the, to the cove with my wife..."

I don't have time to do the whole video, but the dad's comments are edited for the article.

He's creating a really elaborate story about his missing son.

Anonymous said...

@John. Pierre Barnes' story caught my attention. The father and sister refer to him frequently as "eccentric" and then I came across this statement from the father: Mr Barnes described his son as “a very original, good-natured little boy” with a ­“phenomenal memory” and an encyclopedic knowledge of Doctor Who.

“He could have gone on Mastermind, a little bit of a boffin in the making,” he said. “But in other ways, he could be quite gauche.

“He was young for his age but he was the baby of the family. He was very loving and very sweet.”

I think Pierre has an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Which would explain why perhaps the father would not take him initially with the other kids for a quick look and see if he didn't want to take the time required just then. It also would explain why Pierre may not have understood risks associated with perhaps wading in the water, or climbing and jumping on the water as seen on TV. It is only speculation what he may have done - but I think having an ASD definitely adds to the possibility it was an accident and why the father was so quick to fear the worst. My two cents.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention the dressing gown. Going about with that over his clothes was my fist point toward ASD. He is described as I would describe my son.

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john said...


Very good point. I had questioned ASD myself. But ASD brings forth other questions. How severe... did his social unawareness mean he was also unaware of surrounding dangers to some extent? Was he able to find his way around in an unknown place? Does he need structure and routine, or thrive in his own company? There are lots of question that have not been asked. But i do still think the fathers statement is strange. Would ASD mean a parent gives up hope and talks in the past tense prior to finding a body?

Also if ASD means his father expects the worse immediatly after his dissappearance,should Pierr have been out on his own.?

Anonymous said...

I would not give up. I would not let my son ride off alone in our neighborhood much less a strange island. So no I don't think the possibility of ASD justifies the Fathers strange words or any negligence. But I do think it may explain how some things happened as they seem to have. I can't imagine how the father could be responsible for directly injuring Pierre as may seem indicated by his strange words, with older teen aged siblings keeping quiet. I think perhaps the parents made a critical horrible error in judgement- it sounded like they expected him to stay close. It sounds more like Asperger's which may make him more aware but too innocent to he wandering alone. Pure speculation.

Anonymous said...

My two cents is that this father is being misjudged and had nothing to do with his son dying; just like Tywong Brown's mother was initially misjudged by those right here on this blog, only Peter went back quickly and deleted their posts after the little boy was found and returned home safe.

I never did think she had anything to do with her little boy missing; she was out in the street and everywhere she could think to go, looking, pleading and begging for her child. Exactly what an innocent mother of a missing child would do under those circumstances.