Find Missing Alissa Marie Turney! (Part Two)

Find Missing Alissa Marie Turney!

Find Missing Alissa Marie Turney!
She is missing from home.
Did she leave a note behind
And state that she was running away to California?
It has been eighteen years
Since her loved ones last saw her.
It has been eighteen years
Since her loved ones last heard from her.
What is preventing her from returning home?
Where is Alissa Marie Turney?

Find Missing Alissa Marie Turney! (Part Two)
Details

Find Missing Alissa Marie Turney! (Part Two)

Missing Person: Alissa Marie Turney
Missing Since
05/17/2001
Missing From
Phoenix, Arizona
Classification
Endangered Missing
Date of Birth
04/03/1984 (35 years old current age)
Age when last seen
17 years old
Height and Weight
5’4, 130 – 145 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description
Gray shorts, a white tank top and gray sneakers.
Medical Conditions
Alissa suffers from ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder).
Distinguishing Characteristics
Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Alissa had blonde highlights in her hair at the time of her disappearance. She has a half-inch scar on her chin and pierced ears. She may use the last name Strahm.

Part Two of Alissa Marie Turney’s story continues below. Part Two was continued from the last page. Read it here.

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Circumstances

It was the year before Alissa Marie Turney’s disappearance. Her stepfather, Michael Ray Turney himself, called Child Protective Services. He tell them that if Alissa ever filed a child molestation complaint against him, she was lying. He said the cameras and recording devices were for security reasons. They were not not so he could observe his children’s activities.

In December 2008, police executed a search warrant. They executed the warrant on the home where Alissa had lived and the home across the street where her family lives now. Police were looking for evidence in Alissa’s case. Investigators found many videotapes of Alissa at her home during the search. These dated back to the 1980s, but not the one from the day she disappeared.

During the search, police found nineteen high-caliber assault rifles. They discovered two handmade silencers, a van filled with gasoline cans and 26 handmade explosive devices filled with gunpowder and roofing nails. It was the largest stockpile of explosives discovered in Phoenix Police Department history.

More than 100 neighbors were temporarily evacuated from their homes as a safety precaution. And Michael was taken into custody on several weapons charges. He was carrying two handguns, a recording device, seven magazines of ammunition and a knife when he was arrested.

In the search that uncovered the guns and explosives, police also found a 98-page document. It was titled “Diary of a Madman Martyr” in his home. In the document, Michael accused the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers of being behind Alissa’s abduction and murder.

He had worked as an electrician in the 1980s and complained about workplace conditions. And after Alissa’s disappearance he told police he thought the union held a grudge against him and had kidnapped Alissa in order to punish him.

In his “Diary of a Madman Martyr,” Michael wrote that he had already killed two “assassins.” They were responsible for his stepdaughter’s death and that Alissa was buried in Desert Center, California. He wrote he planned to blow up the union hall in revenge and kill himself in the process. The police believe they may have stopped him just in time; they found the weapons and explosives on December 11, and the next meeting at the union hall was scheduled for December 15.

In an interview with the media after his arrest, Michael claimed the bombs weren’t his and the police had planted them in his home, but he admitted he had planned to take his own life in order to bring attention to Alissa’s disappearance.

In March 2010, Michael pleaded guilty to possessing 26 unregistered pipe bombs. He was sentenced to the maximum term of ten years in federal prison. Although two of Michael’s children testified during the sentencing hearing that he was not a violent man, the judge cited reports that Michael suffers from a paranoid personality disorder that is worsening in spite of the psychiatric treatment he’s received.

A forensic psychologist whom Michael himself had asked to testify at the hearing said he was dangerous and had a high likelihood of future violent behavior. He will be required to participate in a mental health treatment program in prison.

Alissa lived with her stepfather and younger half-sister at the time of her disappearance; her mother died of cancer when she was eight years old, and Michael legally adopted her. Her four older half-brothers had moved out of the family home. She had no known enemies, and it’s uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning.

Police have openly speculated that Michael was involved in his stepdaughter’s disappearance. Many agencies continue to classify her as a runaway.

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Appeal

Alissa Marie Turney has been missing for eighteen long, agonizing years. It seems that police have overwhelming evidence for Michael Ray Turney’s crimes against his missing stepdaughter. At least her loved ones believe so. At this point, though, police don’t believe it is enough. More tips are needed until the facts come in that confirm what so many believe. Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Alissa Marie Turney? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may be involved in her disappearance?

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Contact Information

If you have any information, please contact the Phoenix Police Department (Arizona) at: 1-602-262-6141 or 1-602-261-8042. You may contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678. You may contact SILENT WITNESS at 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S (480-948-6377). You may contact 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O (480-837-8446). You may contact 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). You may submit your tip online. Click here to do so. You may submit your tip via the “P3Tips” mobile phone app. Learn more. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

If you have any information regarding this case you may contact
Silent Witness at W-I-T-N-E-S-S, that’s 480-948-6377, or toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS.
You can also leave an anonymous tip on the silent witness website at silentwitness.org.
Remember, you remain completely anonymous and could earn a cash-reward for information
leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect(s) of this crime.
You must contact Silent Witness prior to arrest or indictment to be eligible for any reward

NCMEC Case Number: 912562
NamUs Case Number: MP1333
Agency Case Number: 2001-10922334
SILENT WITNESS Case Number: 2001-928

Alissa Marie Turney has a National Missing Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Click here to learn more.
Alissa Marie Turney has a NamUs profile. Click here to learn more.
MISSING ALISSA is a website and podcast documentary for Alissa Marie Turney. Click here to visit this site.
This is a video appeal for Alissa Turney. Click here to view it.
MISSING ALISSA is a Facebook page for Alissa Marie Turney. Use Facebook? Please “like” this page.
JUSTICE FOR ALISSA is a website set up for Alissa Marie Turney. Click here to visit this website.
This is a detailed article about the suspicious disappearance of Alissa Turney. Click here to learn more.
This is a detailed article about Alissa Turney’s case and her stepfather. Click here to learn more.
Alissa Marie Turney has a SILENT WITNESS poster. The above image is courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.
The above information is found on Alissa Marie Turney’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.

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