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Note found in Hillsville (VA) hotel room sparks investigation (possible child kidnapping)
The Roanoke Times ^ | November 30, 2012 | Zach Crizer

Posted on 11/30/2012 12:06:17 PM PST by Perseverando

Police in Hillsville are trying to make sense of a possible kidnapping.

According to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, a housekeeper at the Quality Inn hotel found a note that said it was from a child named Jasmine Hines. The note's author says she is "missing and the cops are looking for me."

The sheriff's office said a search of databanks showed no signs of a missing child named Jasmine Hines.

The incident started, according to the sheriff's office, when a Canadian man named Pierre Morand checked into the hotel near Exit 14 on Interstate 77. He rented a room for one but surveillance footage showed Morand was traveling with a young girl, according to the sheriff's office.

Morand, of Lachute, Quebec, is seen on the footage leaving in a white minivan, the sheriff's office said, with two bicycles on the back.

Anyone that can offer assistance as the police attempt to locate Morand and verify the child's welfare is asked to call Capt. Jason Hawks or Investigator Junior Alderman by calling the Hillsville Police Department at 276-728-2251 or the Carroll County Sheriff's Office at 276-728-4146.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bolo; childabduction; kidnapping; missing; quebec
Map location of Quality Inn @ Hillsville, VA - Interstate 77 runs north/south in southwest VA. Hillsville is between I-81 and North Carolina state line. It's about 10 miles south of the intersection with I-81 and 14 miles north of North Carolina line.
1 posted on 11/30/2012 12:06:25 PM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

The girl in the haunted elevator in Brazil? Jasmine Hines.


2 posted on 11/30/2012 12:13:10 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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This could be a hoax/joke by the girl just to see if it would precipitate a ‘drama situation’..........


3 posted on 11/30/2012 12:16:50 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Update:

Just did a quick search and found this a Montreal TV website: Virginia police search for Lachute’s fire chief in bizarre case - http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/virginia-police-search-for-lachute-s-fire-chief-in-bizarre-case-1.1059927

Snip:
A call by CTV Montreal to Morand’s house and office wasn’t answered, nor was any message left indicating that the fire chief was on vacation. The Surete du Quebec said they had not yet been contacted by either Virginia police or the RCMP, and said they had no indication that any possible crime had taken place in Canada.

UPDATE: Jocelyne Robert, an assistant to the Director General of Lachute, said city officials managed to reach Morand Friday afternoon.

She said Morand retired last week and has spent several days travelling with his wife to their home in Florida. Robert said that Morand was unaware that anyone was looking for him and he will meet with police on Friday.


4 posted on 11/30/2012 12:17:22 PM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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She said Morand retired last week and has spent several days travelling with his wife to their home in Florida. Robert said that Morand was unaware that anyone was looking for him and he will meet with police on Friday.

He damned sure better be able to explain the video footage of him with "a little girl" to the police. Wife?

This is getting weirder.

5 posted on 11/30/2012 12:51:16 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Depends on the definition of “ little girl”, there are some mature ladies out there that are 4'9 , and very petite.
I have a friend in Houston that has a wife like that ... Every time she farted she blew sand in her shoes ....

A joke she hated !!!)

6 posted on 11/30/2012 1:02:19 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Perseverando

Wow!!!

Never thought I’d read a story centered around Hillsville on FR! LOL

It’s the two stoplight(literally) town in VA that I grew up in.


7 posted on 11/30/2012 2:02:40 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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Stoplights?
My little P-ville only had 2 flashing yellows on either side of town ...


8 posted on 11/30/2012 2:21:04 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Perseverando

So happened with this case? Was it his wife and did she also go to the police station, so that the police could see if it was the wife on the surveillance tape?

Why did he not claim his wife when he checked in? Did he save money by saying there was only one person staying in the room.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 8:06:03 AM PST by FR_addict
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