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We have confirmed that Stevie is not in the system of any shelters in NYC.  Because Stevie has worked for NYCDOE as an after school tutor,  NY State has her fingerprints on file.  This means that if she comes in contact with the police or God forbid she turned up deceased the police and the medical examiners would be able to identify her and we have not gotten any notification of such.
So our priority is to focus on the the hospitals.  PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! If you are able to, check the hospitals and follow the steps below.
 If you are able you can print out some flyers and pass them out to the stores, gas stations, in the subways and railroads in your neighborhood.
Also if you are able, can you go into the hospitals (including the psych wards), show her picture and ask them to check all records to see if they have her or any female unknowns in their facility. With the hospital’s it’s important to ask to speak with the Psych department head or Administration heads and ask them to visually search using her picture, particularly in the psych wards, showing the picture to the staff. Also, ask that they put her picture up on bulletin boards in all the psych wards and the administration boards, where staff can see it because if she has had some sort of mental breakdown she could be in under a different name.  We are aware of the HIPPA laws, but are hoping that if our search team is physically in the hospitals with the flyers, that staff might be willing to post the flyers, especially when they hear that the missing persons report has been filed with the police.  Also, hospitals can still say whether or not they have a patient in by her name, or unknowns who match her age and gender. 
 Please send the names of the places you have checked to or maybe you can upload or post it on the web site so that we do not duplicate our search.

Thanks so much for your time and support.  I appreciate every, and anything you can do to help.  If you know of anyone else who would be willing to visit hospitals please pass the information on.

Most Recent Flyer…

Posted: June 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

My name is Vivian Bates and my 19 year old daughter, Stevie Bates is missing. I am hoping and praying that you can assist me in my quest to locate my daughter. I last spoke with her on April 27th at 7:52pm. She has not been heard from since or seen since April 28, 2012 at 8:51a.m. With the assistance of Yonkers detectives I was able to view video surveillance footage at NY Port Authority station which showed my daughter coming up the escalator from Port Authority terminal on April 28, 2012 at 8:51a.m.
After several attempts of trying to file a missing persons report with NYC Police and Port Authority Police I was constantly told I had to file the report where I currently reside (Yonkers), even though Stevie had not yet moved to Yonkers. I filed the missing persons report with Yonkers Police. However, Stevie’s last known address was in Brooklyn where she was staying with her older sister while we completed renovations on our new home in Yonkers. After speaking with NYC Police and finding out that Stevie is not coming up in NYC’s data base as a missing person I recently (May 25, 2012) re-filed a report with the 77th precinct in Brooklyn because Stevie’s was last seen via video footage at NY Port Authority and the fact that her last known residence was Brooklyn.
Stevie, who is a Bronx High School of Science Graduate, A National Achievement Scholar and a student of CUNY Hunter College, was previously involved in the current social movement and protest “Occupy Wall Street” from October through November of 2011. During her involvement in that movement Stevie was always in constant communication with me daily. I have had limited success with witnesses claiming to have seen Stevie and the police are not very proactive because 1) Stevie is 19 and  2) She is not being treated as a NYC resident. I have been searching tirelessly and endlessly for my daughter, and I will continue for the rest of my days until she is found. However, I can’t do it alone due to my limited resources and finances. I have serviced the NYC Public school system as a teacher for the last 19 years. It is my desire to find my daughter and I am requesting the help of the city she was born and raised in.
My family and I have created and posted fliers that are being circulated via face book, and shown in locations where she was known to frequent. We have added a cash reward of $1500.00 (one thousand five hundred dollars) to the flyer.
I am so desperate and afraid that my daughter’s case will become inactive the longer she goes missing. I find it impossible to eat, to sleep, to carry out functions that are normal to any human being.
I am not asking you, I am begging you, I am pleading with you to assist me with this desperate search for my daughter. Yes she is nineteen years old and she is my daughter.
Any assistance you can provide in the search for my daughter Stevie Bates is greatly appreciated. If you need more information please contact me immediately.
Thank you so much.

Vivian Bates


Donate to Search Efforts

Posted: May 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

Funds will go towards hiring a Private Investigator, as well as towards a reward.  Donations will also help towards the cost of printing flyers, posters, as well as any other costs incurred from search efforts.

Now offering a reward…

Posted: May 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Now offering a reward...