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Elijah Vue’s household plead for assist in discovering him

Court briefly resumed Thursday for the final identified individual to see Elijah Vue, a Wisconsin three-year-old who went lacking over a month in the past.

Elijah’s mom Katrina Baur and her pal Jesse Vang are in a Manitowoc County jail going through baby neglect expenses. The toddler was final seen by Mr Vang the morning of 20 February in Two Rivers, a city on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Mr Vang appeared in courtroom by way of Zoom for simply moments on Thursday earlier than the choose introduced adjournment till 4 April, citing the truth that Mr Vang’s attorneys had been newly appointed and wanted time to organize.

Authorities say Ms Baur despatched her son to stay with Mr Vang for “disciplinary reasons,” the place the boy was reportedly subjected to prolonged time-outs and threats of chilly water if he misbehaved.

Earlier this week, police discovered a blanket belonging to Elijah 4 miles from his final identified location. There is a $40,000 reward for anybody with info that results in an arrest. Officials describe Elijah as three toes tall, with brown hair and brown eyes — he’s additionally of Hmong and white ethnicity.

On 7 March, Ms Baur requested a choose to revoke her $15,000 bond. She was denied after her personal mom informed the courtroom that Ms Baur shouldn’t be allowed to go free.


Elijah’s mom due in courtroom in the present day

Katrina Baur, 31, is due again in courtroom in the present day (Friday) for her arraignment listening to on expenses of power baby neglect and obstruction.

(Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office)

The listening to is scheduled for 4pm native time on the Manitowoc County Courthouse with Judge Robert Dewane.

Ms Baur is charged with power neglect of a kid, neglecting a toddler and two counts of restriting or obstructing an officer.

At a earlier listening to, the courtroom heard an announcement from Ms Baur’s mom, Jodi Baur, who requested the courtroom to not honour a request to decrease the suspect’s bond of $15,000.

“At this time, rather than aligning in locating her son, she feels the need to reiterate what a good guy Jesse is and is fully defending him and his actions,” Jodi Baur mentioned.

The grandmother alleged that by aligning herself with Mr Vang’s household, her daughter had potential entry to his prolonged household and so they may assist her flee the world.

The grandmother mentioned Ms Baur had minimize ties together with her household in October 2022 and that she had a historical past of erratic behaviour.

“I don’t feel it’s worth the risk to lower her bond, especially as [Elijah] has not been found and many questions remain unanswered,” the assertion continued.

Dan Gooding22 March 2024 04:21


Red-and-white blanket was final identified clue

Earlier this week, Two Rivers Police Department mentioned it had positively recognized a blanket discovered earlier in its investigation as belonging to Elijah.

The replace, posted on Monday, was the final actual replace on the seek for the 3-year-old.

When the preliminary lacking individuals report was issued, the plaid blanket was highlighted as an object Elijah may need been carrying.

Police say Elijah Vue might have been carrying this blanket when he disappeared on 20 February 2024

(Two Rivers Police Department)

Read the total story right here.

Dan Gooding22 March 2024 02:05


Elijah was subjected to “disciplinary” ways

Elijah Vue, 3, was final seen in Two Rivers Wisconsin on 20 February 2024

(Two Rivers Police Department)

Elijah Vue’s mom Katrina Baur despatched him to stick with Jesse Vang on 12 February, in order that he may educate the little boy the best way to “be a man”.

While he stayed with Mr Vang, Elijah was subjected to time-outs lasting between one and three hours, the place he needed to stay standing.

At occasions he was informed to wish, or to repeatedly say “sorry mommy”, in keeping with statements given to police by Mr Vang.

On the morning he disappeared, Elijah had been informed by Mr Vang to face on the foot of his mattress whereas the person took a nap at round 8am. When Mr Vang wakened, Elijah was gone and he has not been seen since.

Dan Gooding22 March 2024 00:21


Questions stay round seized automotive

Earlier in March, Two Rivers Police Department issued a plea for assist in piecing collectively the actions of a car related with the case.

TRPD launched photos of the beige 1997 Nissan Altima, saying it wished assist in figuring out the automotive’s path the day earlier than Elijah was reported lacking.

Since then, the car has not been talked about by the division in its updates on Facebook.

Dan Gooding21 March 2024 22:50


Where did Elijah Vue go lacking?

Elijah disappeared from Jesse Vang’s house in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

The small city sits on the shore of Lake Michigan, with the closest metropolis being Manitowoc.

The little boy was staying round 150 miles from his house in Wisconsin Dells, making it round a 2.5 hour drive away.

Two Rivers is house to round 11,000 folks and its police division has been main the seek for Elijah.

Dan Gooding21 March 2024 21:15


The textual content messages between Elijah’s mum and her pal

An up to date prison criticism on Wednesday gave us new particulars on messages between Katrina Baur and Jesse Vang, the place they mentioned disciplining Elijah.

“I told you to trust me… I’m a make sure he hates me and being here,” Mr Vang reportedly informed the mom on 18 February.

She responded: “Don’t want him to *hate* YOU. Just fear you.”

However, Mr Vang reportedly informed Ms Baur to not fear and mentioned that somebody “had to be the bad person” within the state of affairs.

“I know but either way he can fear you and respect you,” Ms Baur replied, with Mr Vang responding that Elijah did worry him, “but he didn’t respect me… now I’m making him respect me.”

Their messages additionally included photographs of Elijah with bruising on his face and sporting a blindfold, in addition to standing in a nook in a full diaper, his palms in a praying place.

Dan Gooding21 March 2024 20:00


Elijah’s mom knew Jesse Vang in 2015

Reports in native media have outlined an obvious relationship between Katrina Baur and Jesse Vang courting again to late-2015.

WBAY experiences of a “troubled past” for Mr Vang, Elijah’s mom Katrina Baur and the boy’s organic father Jimmy Vue.

Court paperwork state that in November 2015 police had been known as out to a lodge in Appleton, Outagamie County. When they arrived, they discovered Ms Baur hiding within the lavatory after she received the lodge workers to name 911.

She then informed officers that she had been sexually assaulted by two males, one in every of whom was Mr Vang.

Ms Baur then informed officers that she was “their property” and she or he had been taken to Minnesota to carry out sexual acts in change for compensation, which included medicine.

Charges of human trafficking had been later dropped, NBC 26 reported.

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Dan Gooding21 March 2024 18:41


Search for Elijah passes one month mark

The seek for Elijah Vue handed one month on Wednesday, with regulation enforcement and volunteers persevering with to search for him.

Here is a timeline of occasions to date:

Dan Gooding21 March 2024 18:05


Police have urged searchers to not trespass

The final replace on the search from Two Rivers Police Department got here on Monday 18 March.

The division urged these attempting to assist discover Elijah to be “respectful of private property” after some experiences of people trespassing on personal land.

“Law Enforcement has already thoroughly searched many areas of interest on private land with the permission of property owners,” the put up learn. “Please continue to search your own properties if you haven’t done so and encourage others to do the same.”

Daniel Gooding21 March 2024 17:11


Who is Jesse Vang?

Jesse Vang, a pal of Elijah Vue’s mom, was the final individual to see the three-year-old alive.

Elijah’s mom, Katrina Baur, despatched her son to Mr Vang’s house on 12 February. What allegedly adopted was a sequence of “disciplinary” ways to handle what Ms Baur felt was Elijah’s dangerous behaviour, together with prolonged time-outs and necessities to wish or repeatedly say he was “sorry mommy”.

Mr Vang reported Elijah lacking on 20 February. He informed police he had taken a nap that morning, and when he wakened, the three-year-old was gone.

Katie Hawkinson21 March 2024 16:40