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Jaliek’s family offers reward

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Jaliek’s family offers reward
Updated: 11/29/2007 7:36 AM
By: Jessica Mokhiber

GREENWICH, N.Y. — “We just want to know where he is and that he’s safe,” said Jocelyen McDonald, Jaliek’s Mother.

It’s been nearly four weeks since Jaliek Rainwalker was last seen. His adoptive mother hasn’t talked much to reporters until she opened up to us.

“Right now I just want to get the word out about the reward going out,” said McDonald.

McDonald cautions that the reward will not go up. It will remain at $25,000 until December 31st. On January 1st, it drops to $20,000. That’s why she said she hopes anyone with any information comes forward sooner rather than later.

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November 30, 2007 at 12:34 pm

Search for Jaliek Continues as FBI Gets Involved Weds.

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There are some new developments in the search for 12-year-old Jaliek Rainwalker, the Washington County boy who was last seen November 1st.

FBI planes and helicotopers are heading up from New York City Wednesday, and will be eyes in the sky for searchers on the ground.

They are tracking the area along the Hudson River, near Greenwich, in hopes of finding any sign of Jaliek.

They will also be searching by area the Battenkill River and the area around it.  That area is located near Jaliek’s grandfather’s house, where the boy was last seen.

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November 28, 2007 at 6:40 pm

Missing 25 days

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Forest Rangers Use Airboats to Search for Jaliek Rainwalker

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New York state forest rangers were on the Battenkill River in Greenwich Saturday continuing their search for Jaliek Rainwalker.

The 12-year-old has been missing for more than three weeks.

Saturday, crews were using airboats to check spots of the river which hadn’t been looked at, other than from a helicopter.

The focus was mostly an inaccessible section of the river below waterfalls with whitewater.

Forest Ranger Mike Bodnar says no specific information led them to the search area, saying that it’s standard procedure to cover all areas in person.

Last week, crews were in Vermont searching Merck Forest where Jaliek’s family went camping.

Sunday, crews will be back on the water in Greenwich double-checking more spots.

If those efforts are unsuccessful the Greenwich Police Chief will decide the next step on Monday.

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November 25, 2007 at 8:29 pm

On the mend

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After battling pneumonia for the past week I’m feeling well enough to post.  I had pneumonia 6 years ago in April, it was the hottest April ever (as far as I know), it was in the 90’s and I had a temp in the 100’s.  This time around I fall ill just in time for Thanksgiving, at least it wasn’t 90 degrees out.  Never again!  Now is the perfect time to get myself back in gear, my body is on empty so it’s time to start eating right.  There’s a new gym opening up 3 minutes from my house so I’m joining.  WOO HOO!!!

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November 25, 2007 at 8:23 pm

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Understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder

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Jaliek Rainwalker is still missing.  As each day passes the chances of finding him safe decrease.  Tomorrow a search will be performed in VT, it is said that it is an area where the family camps.  I have also heard that the search around Greenwich will be scaled down, they feel as if it’s been throughly searched.  With this news I’m afraid that people will soon forget, leaving a 12 year old boy out on his own or worse. 

Jaliek suffered from Reactive Attachment Disorder.  I am posting some links to bring awareness to this disorder for Jaliek.

http://www.radkid.org/

http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/reactive_attachment_disorder

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/reactive-attachment-disorder/DS00988

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November 20, 2007 at 7:26 pm

Subpoena’s in the Jaliek Rainwalker case

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Police may turn to media for clues

Authorities set to subpoena stations for interviews with adoptive father of missing boy

By BRIAN NEARING, Staff writer

GREENWICH — With the adoptive father of a missing 12-year-old boy refusing to speak with authorities, State Police are expected to subpoena local television stations to turn over interviews with him.

“We would like to review those tapes,” said Greenwich Police Chief George Bell on Sunday. Stephen Kerr, whose emotionally troubled adopted son, Jaliek Rainwalker, has been missing since Nov. 1, isn’t speaking with officials, Bell said.”I like to think that Jaliek is alive, and someone took him to parts unknown, but I don’t believe that happened,” said Bell. Without elaborating on what police are looking for, he said State Police investigators are expected to deliver subpoenas today for interviews with Kerr and other people connected to the case.

Kerr has not taken a police-requested lie detector test, though his wife, Jocelyn McDonald, has submitted to one.

Kerr was the last person reported to have seen the boy when he left him that evening at an empty home on Hill Street owned by Kerr’s father. The next morning, the boy was missing and a note was left that spoke of not wanting to be a bother to the family.

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November 19, 2007 at 10:41 am

I’m sick …

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UGH and OY!

Last year I managed to escape the usual prolonged winter cold that I get.  Not this year, I’ve been sick for a few days now and I’m sure I won’t completely shake it until spring.  I’m off to the doctor today.  My symptoms …sore throat, chest congestion, body aches.  Could it be MRSA, H5N1, SARS?? 

Oh, Kim …it’s probably just a cold or strep.

 **UPDATE:  I went to the doctor and I have pneumonia 😦 

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November 19, 2007 at 10:34 am

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