"John Doe's" identity could lead FBI to a sex predator
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
An unidentified man seen in a photograph that surfaced on the internet may put the FBI on the trail of suspected sexual predator.
The person of interest first caught the FBI's attention after a series of online photographs appeared depicting a girl, about 10 years old, posing naked in sexually-explicit positions, said Manuel Johnson, an FBI special agent and spokesperson.
"We're seeking the public's assistance to identify the individual depicted in the photograph," said Johnson.
The "John Doe" can be seen witnessing the child's behavior from a bed nearby, Johnson said. The images have been circulated and/or traded as child pornography among various illegal internet forums, he said. Johnson said the pictures appear to be from about 2005, but the FBI was finally able to piece together they are all from the same scene.
"It's really connecting the dots. We were able to find different images from various FBI investigations across the country," explained Johnson
The man appears to be between the ages of 55 to 65. He has brown eyes, gray hair and a full beard and mustache.
The FBI enhanced the background of one of the photographs and identified what appears to be a child's drinking cup from the QuikTrip chain of gas stations.
The image led investigators to believe that the photographs were likely taken prior to November of 2005, in one of the following 13 U.S. cities where QuikTrip stores are located: Atlanta; Charlotte, NC; Dallas; Des Moines, IA; Omaha, NEB; Greenville/Spartanburg, SC; Kansas City, MO; Springfield, MO; Wichita, KS; Phoenix; Tucson, AZ; St. Louis, and Tulsa, OK.
A baseball cap displaying what could be the logo of a local sports team, as well as a partial image of what appears to be a telephone book, are also clues which may provide valuable information regarding the location of this endangered child, Turgil said in a statement.
People with information about the man are asked to contact their local FBI office or call the FBI's toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
Copyright 2012 CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:36:35 GMT
The man convicted of killing Michigan State Trooper Paul Butterfield is on life support after a failed suicide attempt.Eric Knysz, 20, tried to hang himself with a bedsheet in his prison cell. Knysz isMore >
The man convicted of killing Michigan State Trooper Paul Butterfield is on life support after a failed suicide attempt.More >
Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:16:29 GMT
Flooding has caused dozens of road closures throughout Mid-Michigan. Below we have listed the latest shutdowns in Midland, Saginaw, and Bay Counties.Midland County Road Closures: Poseyville Rd from AshbyMore >
Flooding has caused dozens of road closures throughout Mid-Michigan. More >
Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:02:43 GMT
TV5 is receiving reports that a vehicle has overturned into a ditch in Bay County's Beaver Township.The accident happened Monday morning on Garfield Road, just north of River road.An emergency helicopterMore >
A Midland County man was killed Monday morning after his car went off the road and into a ditch on Garfield Road in Bay County. More >
Monday, April 14 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:48:29 GMT
Reat Corporon practiced and practiced Sunday morning. Dressed in a coat, tie, black shirt and hat he was excited about auditioning for a singing competition.The 14-year-old was prepared to sing On TheMore >
The grieving family of a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather want some good to come out of the senseless act of violence that claimed their lives. A white supremacist allegedly killed them as they arrived at a Jewish community center for a singing competition.More >
Saturday, April 12 2014 6:07 AM EDT2014-04-12 10:07:09 GMT
An incredible photo snapped Saturday at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore is going viral. A mother humpback whale and her calf were cruising just offshore when a set rolled in. J.T. Gray of NorthMore >
An incredible photo snapped Saturday at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore is going viral.More >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:44:27 GMT
Officials say a dam has failed on a man-made lake in Roscommon County, forcing closure of part of a two-lane highway called Old 27. Rex Ainslie of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says theMore >
Officials say a dam has failed on a man-made lake in Roscommon County, forcing closure of part of a two-lane highway called Old 27. More >