Presumed Suicide Takes Life of One of Virginia’s Heroes In Red

Around 1400 hours in Virginia, a SAR team consisting of personnel from the Virginia State Police and the Shenandoah National Park Service suspended all search operations upon discovery of a female body ID’d to that of missing Fairfax County Firefighter-Paramedic NIcole Mittendorf.

Photo Courtesy: Virginia State Police

Over 120 personnel from the Virginia State Patrol, National Park Service, FBI, Virginia Department of Emergency management [VDEM],  including SAR team volunteers had been searching for the missing Firefighter-Paramedic, reported missing over one week ago in the Shenandoah National Park – the same place where the Rocky Mountain fire is burning.

Police stated remains of a female was located within the park’s boundary on Thursday, around 2pm in a remote location.  It was stated to be located more than one mile from the Whiteoak Parking area and about 330 yards down from the trail in treacherous terrain.  Both Agencies, State Patrol and the National Park Service are still working to process the scene.

Her death is not being ruled as being any type of foul play per physical and digital evidence largely played a huge role recovered from the Firefighter’s vehicle.

Editor’s Note:

“We are greatly saddened by the notion of this young lady and one that seemed to have carried way too much on her shoulders to reach out to those that could have helped prevent her suicidal actions.  It breaks our hearts knowing she had been enduring something so difficult to share with others, that she felt suicide was the only way out.

We send our sincere sympathies to her immediate family, her Fire Family, to her husband and his Police Family, her friends, to the Searchers and to the Communities she touched as a person and as a Firefighter-Paramedic.” – Lisa


Do YOU feel like you have seen way too much on the job or things not going well in your own personal life?  Do  you have  a FRIEND who has found them at the end of their rope and is contemplating to ending it all?

We all know SUICIDE IS NOT THE ANSWER but I can reassure you, sometimes it just feels like the easiest way to handle things or even if the depression is beginning to take the wheel.  DON’T!  

As a journalist here on The NW Fire  Blog, we report way too many deaths and ones that are taken way too soon.  Suicide is not the answer.  There so many people who care for you that you may not even want to admit to or even realize.

Feel ashamed?  Feel like someone may find out?  I can rest reassure you that there are many who have gone through or are going through the same motions.  Reach out to  safe and confidential SAFE CALL NOW – a national, non-profit organization founded by a former Police Officer.  He speaks often about his life spiraling out of control as a person and a Police Officer to someone who is still recovering.  He and others reach out to many in the same situation.

SAFE CALL NOW, is a non-profit organization founded by a Public Safety member for all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide. This is a CONFIDENTIAL, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral  service for all 1st Responders.

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Have You Seen Us? Missing from Everett








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Have You Seen Me From Lynnwood WA?

Lynnwood, Washington | Police tonight are looking for these two individuals, a young female around 15-20 years of age due to being possibly kidnapped around 6pm this evening by this male subject.

Missing Victim Description

The female’s identity is unknown.  She is described as white female with long blonde hair and last seen wearing a white jacket with fur hood.


The male that may have taken her was seen is approximately 5’9″, white or light color skin / hispanic individual, medium to light building, dark grey beanie .  He was last seen driving up to the female in his late 90’s dark blue Ford Explorer SUV with a possible damaged windshield wiper and lightly tinted windows.

He was seen forcing the female inside his vehicle and speeding off at a high rate of speed.


Courtesy:  Snohomish County Sheriff Office

Eyewitness Reports


Two witnesses reported the alleged kidnapping took place in the intersection of Larch Way and Poplar Way around 6pm this evening. They immediately called 9-1-1.

Note: If you See Something like these witnesses did, report it ASAP so Police can resolve the situation in a timely manner or neutralize the immediate threat.

Investigation Continues

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and area Police Agencies will continue to search for this young woman.  An initial search of the area turned up zero evidence leading to any potential arrests.

If you know of or have anything that could help Police answer some of their many questions and if, this is an actual kidnapping – they want to hear from you to bring her home.  Call 9-1-1.

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#VA #AmberAlert | #HaveYouSeenMe ??


Scottsville VA | An Amber Alert was issue today for the kidnapping of little Haven Melina Moses last seen at 5128 W River Road in Scottsville, VA on Saturdaay, February 6, 2016. Haven is described as a white female, born May 22, 2012.  She is 3′, 30# with straight blonde hair and blue eyes.



Her abductor is James Arnold Moses III whom is descrbed as a white male with straight black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’4″ and 130#.  He is said to be driving an unknown Honda  with unknown plates heading to the Augusta – Rockingham County area.





ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Fluvanna County Sheriffs Office at 1-434-589-8211 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.

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TEXAS AMBER ALERT: 7-Month “A’Millon Shelton” Missing Since May 12, 2015

7 month old A’Million Meshelle Shelton, a female, African American infant. A’Million was last seen with her 24 year old mother, Chantay Denise Myers, who has had her parental rights terminated for this child and 5 others.

They were last both known to be living with the maternal grandparents on Burma Road in Houston.


Anyone with information regarding the child or the suspect, is to immediately call the Harris County, Precinct 7 Office at 713-643-6602 and refer to case # HC1500-72028. No vehicle information is available at this time.

No photo available

Suspect & Mom, Chantay Myers, 24.  She is described as Black w/black hair w/brown eyes, 4’9″ and weighing 125 pounds.

Contact:  Harris County PD, #713-643-6602

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HAVE YOU SEEN ME? I am Missing from Washington State

A friend of mine posted through her Facebook Page that her son was missing and of course we were concerned for his safety and need to get the word out through all Social Media sites.  We are hoping to plaster his photo and information all over the internet to bring him back to his loving families who desperately miss and love him.


Kaine Moody, 15, was last seen at his father’s house in Mt. Vernon, Washington State and is believed to have runaway.  He is described as 5ft 5″, weighing 100 pounds with brown eyes, brown hair with mustache and slender build.

The above photo was taken of Kaine last year.

His mom believes her son may North of Seattle in the Marysville, Camano Island areas or further up North in Washington State.

We are asking you to share this post with your friends, family, co-workers and anyone else who can help spread the word like wildfire to help this family bring home their son safely.

We are unsure what Law Enforcement agencies may be working this case, so we are asking everyone to get involved in helping bring him home.


Thank you,

Lisa Swenson, Editor/Blogger