Friday, April 28, 2006

Georgina DeJesus now missing two years--Cleveland, Ohio

The following article comes from I found it at the Angels Missing forum (

Sunday Marks 2 Years Since Cleveland Girl Disappeared
UPDATED: 7:03 am EDT
April 3, 2006
CLEVELAND -- Sunday marked the two-year anniversary of the
disappearance of Gina DeJesus.
DeJesus disappeared April 2, 2004, from West
105th Street and Lorain Avenue.
As part of the two-year commemoration, the
family planned to host a candlelight vigil to remember all missing Ohio children
at 5 p.m. Sunday at West 104th Street and Lorain Avenue.
There have been
several tips provided in the case, but they have not led to finding DeJesus.
DeJesus' mother hasn't given up hope that someone might recognize her
daughter's face and come forward with information.
If you have information,
call Cleveland police at (216) 623-5118.
You can also contact the Missing
Children's Task Force at (888)-660-5437.
A $25,000 reward is being offered.
An alternate number for the Cleveland police is (216)-621-1234. You can also call the Cleveland Crimestoppers at (216) 252-7463 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). You can also email

More information on Gina from the Charley Project (

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: April 2, 2004 from
Cleveland, Ohio
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth:
February 13, 1990
Age: 14 years old
Height and Weight: 5'1 - 5'3, 130 -
140 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, brown eyes. DeJesus's
nicknames are Gina and Taz. She is right-handed. She has a small scar under her
chin, a light brown birthmark on her right leg, and another birthmark on the
right side of her chest. DeJesus's ears are both pierced once in the lobes, and
she has an additional piercing in the cartilage of her right ear. She is
supposed to be wearing eyeglasses, but they were left behind when she vanished.
Clothing Description: A white or tan shirt, a white or sky-blue sweater or
hooded sweatshirt, black hip-hugger stretch pants or blue jeans with flaired
bottoms, a pale blue or white hooded jacket, pale blue Phat Farm shoes, and
large silver hoop earrings. Photographs of some of the clothing are posted below
this case summary.

Details of Disappearance
DeJesus was last seen
walking home from Wilbur Wright Middle School in Cleveland, Ohio on April 2,
2004. She was in seventh-grade special education classes at the school. She left
the school on Parkhurst Drive at about 2:30 p.m., and walked with a friend to
West 105th Street and Lorain Avenue. DeJesus gave fifty cents to her friend so
the girl could call her mother and ask if they could go to DeJesus's home
together. The mother said no, so the girls parted ways and DeJesus walked at
least one more block on Lorain Avenue before disappearing near a phone booth
(tracker dogs later lost her scent on 104th Street). She has never been heard
from again.
DeJesus was about thirty blocks from her home on West 71st
Street when she vanished. Her mother gave her $1.25 to ride the public transport
bus home, but she decided to walk home instead after giving part of the money to
her friend. When she walked home, DeJesus usually arrived by 3:35 p.m. Her
mother started looking for her at 3:45, and called police at 5:30. Police
initially investigated her disappearance as a runaway case. She was grounded for
two months days before she disappeared, after being caught smoking, and was very
upset because of his. However, her family says that is uncharacteristic of her
especially with her mother's birthday coming up on April 8. Now investigators
are saying there is no evidence that DeJesus left of her own accord; they are
investigating her case as an abduction case.
DeJesus disappeared only a few
blocks from where another teenager, Amanda Berry,
disappeared in April 2003. Berry has not been found and abduction also is
suspected in her case, but investigators have not uncovered any links between
her and DeJesus. They are investigating the possibility that a kidnapping and
rape on March 22, 2004 is connected to DeJesus's disappearance. A teenage girl
said a man abducted her when she was waiting for a bus on west 40th Street and
Denison Avenue in Cleveland. He sexually assaulted her and then released her.
That crime is unsolved and authorities are not sure if it has anything to do
with DeJesus's disappearance.
A week after DeJesus vanished, police
announced that they were seeking a Hispanic man in connection with her
disappearance. He is described as 25 to 35 years old, 5'10 and 165 to 185
pounds, with green eyes, a goatee and a pencil-thin beard. Investigators have
released a composite sketch the individual, which is posted below this case
summary. He was seen near Wilbur Wright Middle school before DeJesus vanished.
He is believed to have been driving a white or light blue car with a unique
bumper sticker; the bumper sticker may have had an image of a wolf on it.
DeJesus is described as naive, friendly and trusting and not streetwise. Her
case remains unsolved.

You can print a poster of Gina here.
Gina's website: Here you can download flyers, mailing labels, business cards, and an online banner with Gina's info.

Pictures: Gina (Charley Project); her coat, shirt, and pants(A.M.Y.); her shoes, sketch of possible suspect (Charley Project).

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