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April 5th, 2012
11:01 PM ET

Missing men last seen with cop

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on two missing men in Florida who were last seen with the same sheriff's deputy.

To report information about this case, please contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477.

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  1. Renee Charity

    Too much file play going on in Florida involving Black people. Trouble Don't Last Always!!!

    April 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
  2. Lillian S.

    Flordia need to change their laws, this is a shame that you can just kill people and continue to walk around free.

    April 9, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
  3. Cheryl

    Cop is lying ...forgot to cover all his tracks and got caught but law enforcement is turning a blind eye..pretty apparent if you listen to the phone call and his comments..gives the good cops a bad name...just remember "what goes around comes around"...

    April 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  4. Teri Michael

    Why does this sound familiar? Anyone remember the man who shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King? Wondering if they are related, the killers? Well, if anyone can investigate the hell out of this and not let it slip thru the cracks, it's Anderson Cooper. The only journalist, reporter that is thorough and gets to the bottom of things. Thank God for Anderson Cooper. Prayers to the families of these young men and may God keep them safe.

    April 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  5. Onelia

    He's guilty. There is no way that you could forget something or someone in four days. The fact that he used the same stories just tells me that he's covering up what happened to the two gentlemen. They were last seen with him. Why hasn' t he been charged or investigated. I assure you that if these men were white the cases would have been solved by now.

    April 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  6. Barbara Canterbury

    tThey know what to do to clean up their mess. Wickedness in high places.

    April 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  7. abby1

    After watching this video, I must admit that this cop's actions were shady. I am convinced he got away with two murders.

    April 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  8. David

    Florida seems to be a hot bed for police corruption. It brings to mind what a policeman once said, "There is not justice, it's just us." How many others have mysteriously disappeared while in this policeman's custody?

    April 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  9. Sarah

    No regard for human life it is such a shame.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  10. Coco Devine

    This is a tragedy and a travesty...the fact that these two young men have not been seen or heard from since their last encounters with the deputy raises red flags , bells, alarms, and whisltes. Both of these men had female partners and several children between them, so for then to just vanish is out of the ordinary and apparently out of the character. I believe this officer murdered these men and disposed of their bodies in such a way that they would not be found. His callous and nonchalant attitude toward the fact that they are missing shows his lack of compassion and it alludes to the fact that this officer does not believe their disappearance matters. Why is that? HE brushes the matter off as if it's nothing important at alll, maybe because in his eyes these two men are not important at all – his actions speak , "These men don't matter." And if he thought this way, he felt this way, then I am sure he acted accordingly and that is why the men are still missing. In these modern times it seems more and more that the Klan uniforms of white sheets have been exchanged for a badge and a shield which protects these evildoers thru institutional racism and bigotry.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  11. Ed

    It seems as if these guys life were of no value to this police officer. What a shame.......

    April 9, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  12. Debbie Baker

    This story has me scared to live in Florida let alone visit. It is a shame that a officer can pullover this gentlemen, they disappear on his watch and the police department does nothing. If I was Terrence and Felipe's mom I would stay on this until that officer is arrested because all the proof shows that he was the last person with both Terrence and Felipe as well as the fact that he lied about drop both these guys off at the Circle K. ( Circle K should file suite for defamation of character using their name).
    On top of all that if I had a case where this officer appeared in court against me I would have my attorney go back to court to have the charges dropped because if he can't remember what he did a week ago how can he remember what happened a month later, so any case he has that he went to court on over a month after it happened I would question if he really remembers what happened.

    April 9, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  13. Lisa Jones

    Thank you Randi Kaye for bringing this to the world attention. I first found out about this from Tyler Perry email to me. The federal government needs to investigate these 2 cases and find out what happened. Obviously the Sheriff's department did not and because of the media attention, have now decided to investigate.

    April 9, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  14. Ms. V.Brown

    This is getting a little tire some with suspicions that are only being followed up by professionals that seem stunned...Why may I ask is this happening still after all these years"...These two men that are missing are being missed by there families...Let it have been a minority police officer they would have been all over him if it wasn't a minority missing makes you wonder???

    April 9, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  15. Renae

    If this happened so long ago, why is it just being brought to light years later? It's obvious that Caulkins has something if not ALL to do with this. It's also obvious that this case should fall under racial profiling. I just hope there are no additional victims.

    April 9, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  16. Warren Petoskey

    These kinds of incidences are happening all over Indian Country, but going unreported. It took Native protest in Canada to get the RCMP to investigate the deaths of several young women in Ontario. People in Pine Ridge were assassinated and after years of complaints the FBI came out with a lame report regarding each death. These two young men are added to a long list of the missing under austere circumstances by perpetrators that remain free. Caulkins is saying, "Prove it!" knowing exactly what happened to these two young men.

    April 9, 2012 at 11:19 am |
  17. Louise Farms

    Are these coincidences being investigated. If not, why not. How many more conincidences will this sheriff be pemitted?

    April 9, 2012 at 11:17 am |
  18. katherine hayes

    that cop killed those boys, sworn statements lied.Florida needs some serious law enforcement against these hate/racist crimes.He never had his home searched and cleaned his car.

    April 9, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  19. Linda Baxley

    Please keep up this investigation. This is horrible! It looks like you may have a serial killer on the police force!

    April 9, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  20. marissa

    This whole case sounds weird. There's no way those men ran away. Calkins is lying and there is some proof of his lying. His story does not add up. How can you not remember the situation 4 days later and then write a report that links you to another missing person?

    April 9, 2012 at 11:09 am |
  21. Kathy Coleman

    When are you going to realize there are sick people even in lawenforcement they are everywhere and i can only think how many other people that are missing from this man do something before he kills more !

    April 9, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  22. Pamela gordon

    Praying for safe return home

    April 9, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  23. Andrea Callender

    Looks like the Black man isn't safe in Florida.

    April 9, 2012 at 10:32 am |