All posts tagged: Missing Persons

Dottie Laster, human trafficking

Dottie Laster Debuts Texas Institute of Investigation

The Inaugural Class of the Texas Institute of Investigation is now taking registrations. Registration is open now until October 15, 2016- space is limited. CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION When: October 19, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Bexar County Commissioners Courtroom Price: $175.00 donation to the Heidi Search Center (Terms: registration is non-refundable) Class topics: So you want to be a Private  Investigator? Finding Your Niche An Introduction to Missing Persons Cases Attendees will receive a certificate at the end of the class. The school will begin with a press conference held by County Commissioner Tommy Calvert, Jr. and other dignitaries throughout the day. CLICK HERE FOR  REGISTRATION Becoming a Texas Private Investigator – “So You Want to Be A PI?” The private investigation profession continues to see increasing growth and popularity and attracts individuals from all walks of life and occupations. This class will present the history of the profession, detail the multiple investigation disciplines and how to become a licensed or registered PI in Texas Finding Your Niche This presentation will …

Flowers of Love by Dottie Laster

Dottie Laster Releases Ebook, Flowers of Love

Dottie Laster’s work with locating, rescuing and restoring victims of human trafficking take her to the depths of the revolting underbelly of society. In her tiny bits of spare time she enjoys the beauty of nature. With the release of her e-book, Flowers of Love, she shares her skills as a photographer with offerings of several alluring images of the beauty she sees in obvious places and how they represent the love found in nature. “Flowers are used to celebrate our lives from birth to death. They are presents of Sunlight packaged for us in many forms. They are graceful blessings that remind us that we are loved – in happiness, sorrow and in rites of passage, flowers serve our emotions, nourish us, heal us. Flowers of Love is a beautiful collection of photographs to remind us daily of the beauty and love in the world.” Flowers of Love can be ordered through Smashwords and will soon be available in print. The proceeds from the sale of Flowers of Love goes towards Dottie’s continued work …

Donna R. Gore, LadyJustice,Shattered Lives,ImaginePublicity

Donna Gore’s Podcast Featured on State of Connecticut Website

On May 14, 2016, Shattered Lives Radio featured guests discussing three missing young girls from Tolland County in the state of Connecticut. The three girls have been missing since the late 1960’s, early 70’s. Appearing on the episode were family members and investigators who updated listeners on their latest efforts to solve the cases and return the girls to their families. The podcast was subsequently included with information about the cases in the Division of Criminal Justice section of the State of Connecticut website. Read on website: Tolland County Cold Case Squad Host of Shattered Lives, Donna R. Gore, is also a State Outreach Coordinator for Wilmington, NC based CUE Center for Missing Persons. She spent several months coordinating the guests and information for the episode. The discussion surrounding each case related details that are known, and the fact that there is no physical evidence available in any of the cases that would give investigators new leads. Listen to Podcast: Shattered Lives Radio Shattered Lives Radio Guests: Daniel Cargill- Retired Ct State Trooper; Lead Cold Case …

The Cantinera Documentary

The Cantinera Screening with Dottie Laster in San Antonio Benefits Missing Persons Organization

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 Heidi Search Center is presenting a screening of The Cantinera at the Alamo Draft House Cinema Marketplace located at  618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX.  The event will begin at 6pm with the film screening followed by a panel discussion led by Dottie Laster, Executive Director of Heidi Search Center who is featured in the film. The screening and panel discussion is open to the public and proceeds will benefit Heidi Search Center who is looking for 300 people to commit to a $20 per month recurring donation. For $20 per month the donation will assist in meeting budget needs and enable the center to continue to serve the families of missing persons. A special thank you to Ohlrich Law Firm for their sponsorship of this event. Seating is limited and tickets need to be purchased in advance at HeidiSearchCenter.Com The Cantinera captures the essence of trafficking for sex in the gritty bars and hidden back rooms in Houston’s cantinas. It takes viewers into the secret life, along with a group of advocates who fearlessly …

Dottie Laster, human trafficking

Dottie Laster named Executive Director of Heidi Search Center 

Human Trafficking Expert Accepts Position with Missing Persons Organization Nationally recognized human trafficking expert, Dottie Laster, has accepted the position of Executive Director of Heidi Search Center located in San Antonio, Texas. According to their website, “Heidi Search Center was established in August, 1990, following the abduction of 11-year-old Heidi Lynn Seeman. She disappeared from her Northeast San Antonio neighborhood on August 4, while walking home from a friend’s house.”  The non-profit organization provides community resources and aids law enforcement with search efforts, provides advocacy, and referrals. Dottie Laster is known nationally for her work in combatting human trafficking. She is also affiliated with the Bernardo Kohler Center where she is accredited to practice immigration law. Laster has been directly involved in the rescue and restoration of hundreds of victims of trafficking and continues to offer her unique training to law enforcement and organizations. Recently, Laster has taken an active role speaking to youth in schools and colleges across the country, a population targeted by traffickers. Her skills with this population easily translates to the …