Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins! (Part 2)

Missing Child, Family Abduction, Society & Culture, Cold Case

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Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins!

Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins!

Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins! (Part 2)
She has been missing for as long as she
Had lived at home with her parents before last seen alive.
Has she been taken out of the country?
Or has something else happened to her?
There has been a devastating earthquake in Mexico
Where she is believed to be.

Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins! (Part 2)
Details

Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins! Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins has been missing since January 1, 2010. She is missing from Bedford, Virginia. Her case is classified as a family abduction. Isabella was born in the year 2002. At the time of her disappearance, Isabella was 8 years old. Her current age is 16 years old. Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins is a Caucasian female. She is described as 4’0″ and 70 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Her hair is described as sandy brown and her eyes are blue. Isabella has a birthmark on her abdomen. She may use the first name Lydia.

Lisa Ann Miller is a Caucasian female. She was born on September 6, 1968. At the time of Isabella’s disappearance, Lisa was 41 years old. Her current age is 49 years old. She is described as 5’2″ and 160 pounds. Her hair and eyes are brown. Reportedly, Lisa may use Sarah as a first name.

The rest of Isabella’s story continues in Part Two. Click here to refer to Part One.

Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins! (Part 2)
The Court Ruling

Lisa Ann Miller was found in contempt of court on November 20, 2009. Judge Cohen made this ruling and awarded legal custody to Janet Jenkins. The Judge stated that this would be the only way that Isabella could spend time with both parents. In the fall of 2009, Lisa took Isabella and vanished. It’s unclear when. But her neighbors stated that they had not seen her since September. Investigators believe that Lisa first took Isabella to Canada and then to Mexico. On January 1, 2010, she was supposed to turn the child over to Janet, but she did not.

Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins! (Part 2)
Aiding N Abetting

In October, authorities reportedly dropped the charges against Timothy David “Timo” Miller (not related to Lisa). This action was done in exchange for his cooperation in their investigation. In 2014, however, Timothy once again indicted in New York State. He was indicted for helping Lisa and Isabella go through New York to Canada. Although he had provided testimony on videotape, he reportedly didn’t come back to the United States to testify. Thus the prosecution believed that he had backed out on his agreement to cooperate with the investigation.

Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins! (Part 2)
More Aiding N Abetting

Kenneth L. Miller (not related to Lisa or Timothy) was reportedly indicted. In December 2011, he was charged with international parental kidnapping. A pastor with the Beachy Amish-Mennonite Church in Stuarts’s Draft, Virginia, the allegation is as follows. He aided Lisa’s and Isabella’s flight by having fellow Amish-Mennonites buy plane tickets for them to fly from Canada to Nicaragua. They went via Mexico and El Salvador. Reportedly, the two females were wearing the long dresses that Mennonite women wear. Allegedly, Kenneth had bought them.

Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins! (Part 2)
A Matter of Religious Liberty

In Nicaragua, Lisa and Isabella initially stayed with Amish-Mennonite missionaries on a rural farm. Lisa homeschooled Isabella. The girl reportedly used the name “Lydia” and learned to speak Spanish. Kenneth was convicted of aiding in international parental kidnapping and sentenced to 27 months in prison. But it wasn’t until March 2016 that that he actually began to serve his sentence. His appeal was rejected. Citing religious liberty, he would not testify against other individuals whom authorities believed have helped Isabella and Lisa. He stated that he was “privileged to stand” with Lisa.

Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins! (Part 2)
Christian Hate Group?

In October 2014, a businessman from Waynesboro, Virginia was reportedly indicted for conspiracy and international parental kidnapping. It was in connection with Isabella’s abduction. The individual’s name is Philip Zodhiates. Authorities believed that he helped Lisa and Isabella by driving them to Buffalo, New York. And they reportedly crossed the Rainbow Bridge into Ontario. Reportedly, the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, identified Zodhiates as a Christian Right Activist who ran a now defunct magazine called Spotlight. It reportedly featured anti-Semitic and ads for Neo-Nazi groups and the Ku Klux Klan.

Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins! (Part 2)
Another Trial

At his trial in September 2016, Zodhiates admitted that he had driven Lisa and Isabella into Canada. But he said that he was simply doing it to be “kind.” And he stated that he wasn’t trying to obstruct Janet’s parental rights. He was convicted of international parental kidnapping and conspiracy. In August 2012, Janet filed a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) suit. She reportedly filed this RICO suit against Lisa, Kenneth, and Timothy. She also named the Liberty University School of Law, the Thomas Road Baptist Church, and others.

Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins! (Part 2)
Janet’s Allegations

Janet Jenkins alleged that those she sued all assisted in Isabella’s abduction. And she alleged that they conspired to keep the child hidden. Reportedly, the suit is pending. The Miller-Jenkins custody battle made national headlines because of the issues surrounding Isabella’s case. Isabella and Lisa may still be in Nicaragua, or they may be in El Salvador or Costa Rica. In several years, there have been no sightings of them. Hoping to eventually reunite with Isabella, Janet has married another woman.

Find Missing Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins! (Part 2)
Appeal

Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins is 16 to 17 years of age by now. It is probable that she has absorbed the values of her the woman she supposedly is with, that of conservative values. Aside from the religion and politics surrounding this, the a court of law has made Janet Jenkins, a lesbian, Isabella’s legal custodial parent. And it is a crime to kidnap one’s own child, even if the parent lives a lifestyle considered deviant and wrong. I know this is a murky and tricky case. Fortunately, Isabella is close to aging out of needing to live with either parent. But she needs to be safely returned to her home county. There are no easy answers to the moral features of Isabella’s case.

Do you have information on the whereabouts of Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins? Lisa Ann Miller? If you have even a piece of information,
do not hesitate! Refer to the contact information below.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
540-586-7827
OR 9-1-1
OR your local police.
OR National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678.

Isabella Ruth Miller-Jenkins has a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children poster. Click here to view it.

The above information and information can be found on Isabella’s Ruth Miller-Jenkins’ Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.

The above image is courtesy of National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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I'm a Christian, meaning that I have a relationship with God, through trust in HIs Son Jesus. I'm a pro-life blogger, and I have three websites, focused on the sanctity of life. The first one is https://neverabortion.com, which is specific to calling for an end to abortion through educating people about alternatives and pro-life news and opinions. The second site, https://alllivesaresacred.com, is also devoted to ending abortion through reaching out to moms in crisis and educating them on alternatives. This second site has the broader aim of celebrating the sanctity of all human life. Born and unborn. I want to reach a broad audience through the second site. The third site, https://www.missingadultskids.com, is devoting to finding missing persons, identifying the unidentified, and bringing justice to victims of crime.

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