From Stryker Brigade News....
It is with some urgency and a great deal of sadness that we pass along the following request from Steve Thorne. Steve's son, SGT Scott Thorne, was seriously injured in Mosul last September, and Steve chronicled his recovery here.
Your assistance in locating an abducted child is respectfully requested. The child is my granddaughter, Alyson Elisabeth Thorne, DOB 7/31/04, the only child of Staff Sergeant Scott Thorne, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head in Mosul, Iraq on September 14, 2004. She was abducted by her mother, Tiffany Thorne, DOB 3/25/82, who took the child from the State of Washington against court orders on Thursday, August 25, 2005. The current visitation order is for the mother to have supervised visits with a professional monitor. She is believed to have taken a bus from Roseburg, Oregon to Texas that night, arriving on or about 8 a.m. Sunday, August 28, 2005. This information is being sent on September 1, 2005 as we just became aware of the abduction facts yesterday in Vancouver, Washington.
Alyson has a medical condition that requires her to take antibiotic medication daily. Also, Tiffany is likely to be travelling with her dog, an approximately three year old black and tan Chihuahua named Tinkerbell.
I have attached photos of Alyson Thorne and a photo of Tiffany Thorne (see below). If you see either of these persons, do not attempt to take any action yourself. Tiffany Thorne was arraigned on two counts of assault and one count of reckless endangerment in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on August 17, 2005 and faces a trial date of October 17, 2005. SHE IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. She is not believed to be armed, but is obviously not acting rationally. Report any sightings to your local law enforcement agency. Tell them you have spotted her, give them her name, the fact that she has abducted a child from the State of Washington and any other information you have available. If you spot them in the State of Washington, tell them there is a valid Writ of Habeas Corpus from Pierce and Clark Counties directing them to take the child into custody immediately.
You should also report any sightings to the law office of J. Anne Redford-Hall at 360-357-8669, Scott's very capable attorney. Please do not call the attorney with suggestions or questions, only if you have information as to her whereabouts. It's a small office, not a national headquarters or something. If you think you've got something else that's hot, please send it to me directly (cut out the "nospam" in the address).
Tiffany may have gone through or sought shelter in the following locations as she is known to have family members or friends in these areas:
Bell County, Texas (Waco/Temple area)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Please pass this information along to your respective e-mail lists. You never know who might have seen her. Thank you for your assistance and let's hope I can post a nice reunification photo of Scott and Alyson real soon.
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