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Missing, Exploited and True Crime => Adji Desir - Florida => Topic started by: klaasend on January 11, 2009, 09:42:06 PM



Title: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: klaasend on January 11, 2009, 09:42:06 PM
http://www.winknews.com/home/ticker/37408699.html

(http://media.winknews.com/images/adji.gif)

DEVELOPING STORY: Search for missing child
By WINK News

Story Created: Jan 11, 2009 at 9:12 AM EST

Story Updated: Jan 11, 2009 at 5:32 PM EST

UPDATE, 5:30pm, Sunday 1/11/09

Release from Collier Co. Sheriff's Office:

IMMOKALEE - Dozens of law enforcement officers from agencies around Southwest Florida joined more than 100 CCSO deputies in the search for Adji Desir the six-year-old Immokalee boy that has been missing since Saturday evening.

Deputies on horseback, on ATVs, in helicopters, with K-9, as well as in patrol cars, and on foot were searching the area in and around Farm Workers Village for a second day on Sunday.

Investigators have learned that the boy is developmentally disabled and functions on a two-year-old level. The boy has a very limited vocabulary. He knows his name, but can not speak it. He understands Creole, but can not speak it. He may be hiding from searchers.

Family members initially told deputies the boy was last seen wearing a blue and yellow t-shirt and blue and yellow shorts. Since then other family members have provided deputies with a different version of a clothing description. The boy may also be wearing a blue shirt with yellow stripes, blue shorts with a pink stripe down the side and black and gray sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 793-9300.

ORIGINAL STORY

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - Deputies are searching for a 6 year-old boy reported missing in Immokalee Saturday night.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office says Adji Desir around was last seen leaving his home in Farm Workers Village around 7:15 p.m.

Deputies say Adji was watching television in his bedroom when he told his parents he was going outside to play with friends.

His parents watched him leave the house and go outside. When they went to check on him a few minutes later he was nowhere to be found. His parents called for help.

Adji is described as 3 feet tall, 45 pounds, with short black hair and dark eyes. He was wearing a blue and yellow T-shirt and blue and yellow shorts.

Deputies are searching the area with patrol cars, a helicopter and K-9s. They are also going door-to-door assisted by local firefighters.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-793-9300.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: BooMonkey on January 11, 2009, 09:54:57 PM
OMG, I can feel the pain and anguish of this mother!  I will pray that the angels surround this little boy and guide him home to his mother's arms!!  ::MonkeyWaa::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 11, 2009, 09:55:35 PM
The Seminole Casion is within the area this child went missing.  This is a big tourist attraction, and given it is tourist season if you are visiting you may have seen this child.
He does not speak, his mother was adament on letting everyone know he can not speak and will not speak to you.  He knows his name which is pronounced AHD-JEEH DUH-SEER.
This family has very little money, so ransom would not be something they could come up with if he was kidnapped.  Immokalee has a lot of pedifiles within the area as well as immigrants, some of which are here illegally.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Today on January 11, 2009, 09:58:58 PM
Dolce please keep us informationed on what is happening.  I am praying that he is found soon.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Today on January 11, 2009, 10:02:15 PM
Has TES been contacted?  There is a chapter in Florida now.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on January 11, 2009, 10:04:00 PM
Evening Monkeys.

I have been out most of today with my family aiding in this search along with LE and a neighboring counties LE and family, friends of the missings family, and other volunteers from the firedepartment.  While I only helped with providing food and beverages for the searchers given my current condition, I was still able to meet and speak with this childs mother and try to offer a bit of comfort in this crucial time.
This childs family lives in Immokalee, FL not far from where I live in Naples.  He was last seen yesterday evening when he went outside to play.  He is only 6, but is mentally disabled and has the mindset of a much younger child as well as limited speech.  His family are hired farm hands with a good understanding of the English language, but just well enough to communicate the issue.
If you live in this area, please be on allert for him.  They think he may be hiding, but do fear that someone may have taken him.  The CCSO has been searching vehicles in the area today as well as questioning those that live within the small farm working neighborhood.
The casino, which draws people from all over, is in the vecinity and that is what brings a bit of fear to this situation as well.

Here is a bit of news on this from my local news station.

 

Search is on for missing Collier County boy

Dozens of law enforcement officers from agencies around Southwest Florida joined more than 100 CCSO deputies in the search for Adji Desir the six-year-old Immokalee boy that has been missing since Saturday evening. Deputies on horseback, on ATVs, in helicopters, with K-9, as well as in patrol cars, and on foot were searching the area in and around Farm Workers Village for a second day on Sunday. Investigators have learned that the boy is developmentally disabled and functions on a two-year-old level. The boy has a very limited vocabulary. He knows his name, but can not speak it. He understands Creole, but can not speak it. He may be hiding from searchers. Family members initially told deputies the boy was last seen wearing a blue and yellow t-shirt and blue and yellow shorts. Since then other family members have provided deputies with a different version of a clothing description. The boy may also be wearing a blue shirt with yellow stripes, blue shorts with a pink stripe down the side and black and gray sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239-793-9300.

http://www.fox4now.com/global/story.asp?s=9653723



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 11, 2009, 10:06:14 PM
TES has not been contacted that I know of.  I did mention Tim and TES quite a bit today.  I am not very familiar with Immokalee itself, as I live in Naples, which is about 30 mins away, but within the same county.
From what I understand from FL Fish and Wildlife as well as LE, the places where he could be hiding are not at all safe, which is why LE is conducting that portion of the search.
His family can not afford much, the home which they live is farm hand housing, and the rent on those places are in the low 100's a month.  The entire neighborhood is like that, and tends to draw an unsafe croud at times. 
Immokalee is the complete opposite of Naples, today when passing out fliers I got strange vibes from many I came in contact with. 
For the sake of this child, I have been praying that he is only hiding.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 11, 2009, 10:11:10 PM
Adji’s description:

3 feet tall
45 pounds, Black hair

Brown eyes.

Blue and yellow T-shirt

Blue and yellow shorts


If you have any information about Adji call CCSO at 239-774-4434.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 11, 2009, 10:12:30 PM
(http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMC1113684c1.jpg)

MISSING FLIER:
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewPoster&caseNum=1113684&orgPrefix=NCMC&searchLang=en_US


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on January 11, 2009, 10:17:35 PM
I am saying Prayers as well for Adji and his parents ... and for all the Missing Children  :smt059

(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k14/boxah104/guardian_angel.jpg)

Adji has the Sweetest Face ... My Heart hurts for Him and His Family
God Bless you
K



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: bleachedblack on January 11, 2009, 10:31:38 PM
Grandmother of Adji Desir.

(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/11/091011NS-LS-Missing07_t600.jpg)

http://74.125.45.132/search?q=cache:PQE8NgzUplAJ:www.naplesnews.com/photos/today/+missing+desir&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 10:41:23 PM
Good Evening all.. sorry it's not under better circumstances. I had not planned to post again, well, at least for the foreseeable future, but I CAN'T sit by while this little boy is missing if there is something that I can do.

In some very initial searching I have found that the zip code for this area is 34142. If this is incorrect, Dolce please let me know as soon as possible.

During my first search of the Collier County Sex Offenders data base I have found that this individual has been released -

 Felon
First Name: Carlos
Middle Name: Edwardo
Last Name: Marino
Generation:
Address

Map
Address: Sw Side I-4 & Sr 436
City: Altamonte Springs
State: Florida
Zip: 00000
Additional Information
CAFE: 2008SO000049
RFN: 13981
Birthdate: 1964-03-24
Race: W
Gender: M
Height: 511
Weight: 170
Hair Color: BLK
Eye Color: GRN
Criminal Information
Registration Offense: LEWD,LASCIVIOUS CHILD U/16; F.S. 800.04 (PRINCIPAL)
Criminal Summary: SUBJECT WAS SENTENCED IN OSCEOLA COUNTY ON 08/24/95 FOR LEWD LASCIVIOUS CHILD U/16. SENTENCED TO DOC FOR 9 YEARS. SUBJECT WAS ALSO SENTENCED ON 09/28/05 IN ORANGE COUNTY FOR SX OFFNDR FAIL COMPLY PSIA AND ON 02/01/07 FOR VOP SX OFFNDR FAIL COMPLY PSIA. SENTENCED TO DOC FOR 2 YEARS 6 MONTHS. RELEASED FROM DOC ON 09/23/08 AND WAS DETAINED BY I.C.E. RELEASED FROM I.C.E. ON 12/15/08. A DNA SAMPLE WAS RECEIVED BY FDLE 09/25/95.

Posted: 12/19/2008 7:08 AM

Addresses shown for registered felons are those provided at the time of registration and may not reflect the felon's true address. Although we make reasonable efforts to reflect the correct addresses for registered felons, inaccuracies may occur.

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http://tinyurl.com/9s4gsj Picture located there - I am not posting this picture to save time and gather as much info as quickly as possible.
****as you can see there is no zip code for this felon. Often those just released commit crimes in rapid succession.

KNOWN SEX OFFENDERS IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA.

According to our research of the Florida and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Immokalee in early 2007.
The ratio of number of residents in Immokalee to the number of sex offenders is 791 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.

Renteria, Isidro

    Address: Po Box 238
    Zip code: 34143
    Crime: Second-degree Sexual Assault Of A Child
    Sex: Male
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'1
    Weight: 165 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Castillo, Joe

    Address: Absconded
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd,lascivious Child U/16; F.s. 800.04 (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1949-07-05
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 6'00
    Weight: 165 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Jr, Raul Escobar

    Address: 683 Cliffton St Ext
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Sex Offense-other (aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse/victim 13-16)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1961-03-21
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Grey
    Height: 5'04
    Weight: 120 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Johnson, Larry Allen

    Address: 17031 Katydid Ln
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Sex Asslt-other/other State (aggravated Rape (2cts))
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1958-12-19
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Grey
    Height: 6'00
    Weight: 140 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Escobar, Raul Jr

    Address: Out Of State
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Aggravated Criminal Sex Abuse/victim 13-16
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1961-03-21
    Height: 5'04
    Weight: 140 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Allen, Jess Edward

    Address: 1501 Thomas Ln
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd,lascivious Child U/16; F.s. 800.04 (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1974-04-21
    Eye color: Blue
    Hair color: Brown
    Height: 6'00
    Weight: 260 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Brister, Perry H

    Address: 1207 Madison Ave
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd Or Lascivious Molestation Victim 12-15 Years Old Offender 18 Or Older; F.s. 800.04(5)(c)(2) (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1963-12-03
    Eye color: Blue
    Hair color: Brown
    Height: 5'11
    Weight: 177 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Caldwell, Randy Lee

    Address: 1523 Gross Ave
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd,lascivious Child U/16; F.s. 800.04 (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1976-02-26
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Brown
    Height: 5'09
    Weight: 180 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Darling, Carlton Albert

    Address: 514 S 5th St
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd Or Lascivious Molestation Victim Under 12 Years Offender 18 Or Older; F.s. 800.04(5)(b) (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1943-07-14
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Unknown/bald
    Height: 5'08
    Weight: 220 lbs.
    Race: Black
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Dehaney, Ronald

    Address: 1038 Garden Lake Cir Apt 904
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd Or Lascivious Molestation Victim 12-15 Years Old Offender 18 Or Older; F.s. 800.04(5)(c)(2) (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1982-05-06
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'09
    Weight: 145 lbs.
    Race: Black
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Gadsden, Adrian Maurice

    Address: 3376 Carson Lake Cir
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd Aslt/sex Bat Vctm
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1975-02-07
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'11
    Weight: 236 lbs.
    Race: Black
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Lopez, Pablo

    Address: 613 6th Ave Cr
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Sex Bat/ Wpn. Or Force; F.s. 794.011(3) (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1957-11-08
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'09
    Weight: 150 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Mcgraw, Timothy Donnell

    Address: 602 W Main St
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Sex Bat/inj Not Likely; F.s. 794.011(5) (principal In Attempt)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1968-09-11
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'10
    Weight: 196 lbs.
    Race: Black
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Miller, Anthony T

    Address: 3457 Carson Lake Cir
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd,lascivious Child U/16; F.s. 800.04 (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1976-02-09
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'11
    Weight: 225 lbs.
    Race: Black
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Nerio, Oscar O

    Address: 1009 Titus Ln
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd,lascivious Child U/16; F.s. 800.04 (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1965-11-17
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'08
    Weight: 175 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Quiroz, Pedro

    Address: 903 Pine St
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd Or Lascivious Molestation Victim Under 12 Years Offender 18 Or Older; F.s. 800.04(5)(b) (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1935-08-19
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Grey
    Height: 5'03
    Weight: 135 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Reed, Michael L

    Address: 707 Breezewood Dr
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Sex Bat/victim Drugged; F.s. 794.011(4)(d)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1968-11-30
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 6'01
    Weight: 184 lbs.
    Race: Black
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Reveron, Luis

    Address: 1743 Elm Hammock Cir
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd,lascivious Child U/16; F.s. 800.04 (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1957-01-30
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'10
    Weight: 160 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Reyna, Jose Trinidad

    Address: 409 Taylor St Apt 2
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd Or Lascivious Exhibition Victim Under 16 Years Old Offender 18 Or Older; F.s. 800.04(7)(c) (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1966-09-09
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'07
    Weight: 200 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Jr, Ascencion J Rodriguez

    Address: 742 El Paso Trl
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd Aslt/sex Bat Vctm
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1973-02-14
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'04
    Weight: 159 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Rodriguez, Leticia

    Address: 705 Breezewood Dr
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd,lascivious Child U/16; F.s. 800.04 (principal)
    Sex: Female
    Date of birth: 1976-09-02
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'02
    Weight: 160 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Salinas, Santiago

    Address: 803 N 18th St
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd,lascivious Child U/16; F.s. 800.04 (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1958-01-28
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'09
    Weight: 207 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Valdez, Eliazar

    Address: 1302 Peach St
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Sex Offense-other (gross Sexual Imposition - State Of Ohio)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1973-02-16
    Eye color: Hazel
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 5'03
    Weight: 135 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Walker, Nathan David

    Address: 6001 Lake Trafford Rd Trl 14
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd,lascivious Child U/16; F.s. 800.04 (principal)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1975-02-04
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Brown
    Height: 5'06
    Weight: 180 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page


Waters, Wesley

    Address: 5105 Perch Pl
    Zip code: 34142
    Crime: Lewd,lascivious Child U/16; F.s. 800.04 (principal In Attempt)
    Sex: Male
    Date of birth: 1973-03-03
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Brown
    Height: 5'04
    Weight: 145 lbs.
    Race: White
    Based on this official Florida offender page
http://www.city-data.com/so/so-Immokalee-Florida.html

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I know nothing of the area, but will try to see what else I can find quickly. BBIAL

 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: PJ on January 11, 2009, 10:48:11 PM
Thank you for alerting us to this boy's plight Dolce. 
My Prayers are with this family and community to find this little boy safe.

Rob's post has me quite nervous and I'll go deeper into prayer over this aspect of possibility. 

Please keep us informed.  I always forget to go anywhere other than Caylee's link.  Please just let us know to check back here.

God Bless!
PJ (Paula :smt059


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 10:52:48 PM
Dolce, I need the address of the farmer workers village as soon as you can get it - or - anyone else that may know. I have all of the addresses of those known offenders in 2007. I would like to cross reference these now and see if this could be a crime of opportunity.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 11:00:31 PM
I have now located another 221 sex offenders in the immediate area and 14 who have either absconded or are non-compliant.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/results.php?AgencyID=54124&SubmitAllSearch=1&page=1


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 11:02:37 PM
Farm Workers Village


2225 Chadwick Cir
Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 657-5174

map located here
http://maps.google.com/maps?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=IMMOKALEE+%2B+farmer+workers+village&fb=1&split=1&cid=0,0,8723506415722457075&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=image


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on January 11, 2009, 11:04:32 PM
Rob, bless your sweet heart!  I wish I could help.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 11:09:18 PM
Rob, bless your sweet heart!  I wish I could help.

Thank you Leroy... I have enough info now to see if I can locate someone. There is always the chance this could be a person frsh into the country from parts unknown and not a person on the database. There are quite a few people working these farms that are very new to the country. I am checking the addresses and surrounding addresses right now. I should know something shortly.

Thank you for your very kind words Leroy, they mean the world to me and could not have come at at better time. Bless you my friend.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on January 11, 2009, 11:18:58 PM
Rob, bless your sweet heart!  I wish I could help.

Thank you Leroy... I have enough info now to see if I can locate someone. There is always the chance this could be a person frsh into the country from parts unknown and not a person on the database. There are quite a few people working these farms that are very new to the country. I am checking the addresses and surrounding addresses right now. I should know something shortly.

Thank you for your very kind words Leroy, they mean the world to me and could not have come at at better time. Bless you my friend.

I have been lurking on this site for years and have seen your dedication to these horrible situations.  It is inspiring to say the least.  The world could definetly use a few more "Robs" thats for sure.  Thanks for all you do!

And please post your updates as I will be checking in on this.

Thanks again, Rob!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on January 11, 2009, 11:22:59 PM
Sent Dolce an email to read messages ASAP.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 11:23:29 PM
So far, I have found this individual is about 1.5 miles away. This is in no way to say he is guilty of anything.

Eliazar Valdez - 1302 Peach Street Immokalee Florida 34142
offenses not listed < go figger >

http://www.icrimewatch.net/results.php?AgencyID=54124&SubmitAllSearch=1&page=7

The site does not have a copy feature and it's make it time consuming.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on January 11, 2009, 11:27:45 PM
Sent Dolce an email to read messages ASAP.

Thanks - I don't have her email and was looking all over for her.  Thought for sure she might be over in the Fashion thread!

I hope they find this little one soon!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 11:30:49 PM
John Anthony Sciarrino

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641728&AgencyID=54124

about 5 miles away.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 11:37:24 PM
Acsencion Rodriguez 1304 Apple street IMMOKALEE 34142.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641752&AgencyID=54124

believe it or not, this guy is two block from -

Eliazar Valdez - 1302 Peach Street Immokalee Florida 34142

Two known sex offenders with in roughly 1.5 miles, so far. I am finding there are quite a few in this immediate area. I have only been checking the streets that are named for vegetables or fruits so far. There is a lot to cross reference here.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 11:41:02 PM
WOW, it just keeps getting worse. Two on the same street.

William Salisbury 3301 Tamiani Trail East. Naples 34116.

and

Marvin Smith 9001 Tamiami Trail East Naples 34116.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/results.php?AgencyID=54124&SubmitAllSearch=1&page=6


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on January 11, 2009, 11:45:13 PM
Acsencion Rodriguez 1304 Apple street IMMOKALEE 34142.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641752&AgencyID=54124

believe it or not, this guy is two block from -

Eliazar Valdez - 1302 Peach Street Immokalee Florida 34142

Two known sex offenders with in roughly 1.5 miles, so far. I am finding there are quite a few in this immediate area. I have only been checking the streets that are named for vegetables or fruits so far. There is a lot to cross reference here.



Here is this guys offender details if you are interested

http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/flyer.do?personId=34300


(hope I did that right??)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on January 11, 2009, 11:45:36 PM
WOW, it just keeps getting worse. Two on the same street.

William Salisbury 3301 Tamiani Trail East. Naples 34116.

and

Marvin Smith 9001 Tamiami Trail East Naples 34116.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/results.php?AgencyID=54124&SubmitAllSearch=1&page=6

Holy cow!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 11:45:49 PM
Pedro Quiroz 903 Pine Street Immokalee Florida 34142. Age 73.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641771&AgencyID=54124

This is six blocks from Rodriguez and Valdez. And closer to the Farmers Village.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 11:47:43 PM
After looking at the few pages I have, the area is teeming with all kinds of potential child abductors. There is one on almost every block.

I am still looking for someone in the farmers village on one of the streets - so far, I have not found anyone in the village. I'll keep trying.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 11:51:02 PM
Pedro Quiroz 903 Pine Street Immokalee Florida 34142. Age 73.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641771&AgencyID=54124

This is six blocks from Rodriguez and Valdez. And closer to the Farmers Village.



add Ronald Delaney in here too.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641700&AgencyID=54124

four in a two block radius.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2009, 11:55:29 PM
Acsencion Rodriguez 1304 Apple street IMMOKALEE 34142.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641752&AgencyID=54124

believe it or not, this guy is two block from -

Eliazar Valdez - 1302 Peach Street Immokalee Florida 34142

Two known sex offenders with in roughly 1.5 miles, so far. I am finding there are quite a few in this immediate area. I have only been checking the streets that are named for vegetables or fruits so far. There is a lot to cross reference here.



Here is this guys offender details if you are interested

http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/flyer.do?personId=34300


(hope I did that right??)

Yeah I saw that Leroy, either the copy feature on my laptop is not working of the site has a block built in. I don't know what the problem is. But to save some time I am not typing all the info and just looking for someone close by. And yanno, the absconders are probably still in the area, as that is where their support system is and the last know addresses are not listed - how smart is that?

I would bet at this time, a former sex offender has committed this crime. I hope I am wrong, actually I pray I am, but children get hungry and come home. I can not see a little bot staying away for two nights voluntarily. It just makes no sense to me.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on January 11, 2009, 11:56:39 PM
Pedro Quiroz 903 Pine Street Immokalee Florida 34142. Age 73.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641771&AgencyID=54124

This is six blocks from Rodriguez and Valdez. And closer to the Farmers Village.



add Ronald Delaney in here too.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641700&AgencyID=54124

four in a two block radius.

Wow, this is really scary.  I'm heading to bed but will check back in tomorrow. I am certainly going to be saying some prayers for this family tonight.

Rob, thank you again - you rock!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 12, 2009, 12:01:49 AM
Pedro Quiroz 903 Pine Street Immokalee Florida 34142. Age 73.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641771&AgencyID=54124

This is six blocks from Rodriguez and Valdez. And closer to the Farmers Village.



add Ronald Delaney in here too.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641700&AgencyID=54124

four in a two block radius.

add Pablo Lopes in too.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641796&AgencyID=54124

He used a weapon.

++ It might be impossible to see who could have abducted this little boy by cross referencing. There are just too many in the area.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 12, 2009, 12:05:10 AM

Rob, thank you again - you rock!

Leroy, I don't rock... I just try - that's all.. And yanno, your words could not have come at a better time. I so appreciate them all.

I guess I DO love kids even though they make me crazy at times and I can't stand to see one missing - so I try even harder for them.

Leroy, thank you again, you'll never know how much it meant to me to hear you say that. I really mean that.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 12, 2009, 12:14:10 AM
JACKPOT!!

ALBERTO LUIS REVERON

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641660&AgencyID=54124

THIS OFFENDER LIVES INSIDE THE FARMERS VILLAGE.

click link and map.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 12, 2009, 12:20:15 AM
JACKPOT!!

ALBERTO LUIS REVERON

http://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=641660&AgencyID=54124

THIS OFFENDER LIVES INSIDE THE FARMERS VILLAGE.

click link and map.

lewd and lascivious on a child under 16 as a prior.

+++

and of course, not to suggest that this felon has anything to do with the disappearance of Adji Desir.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 12, 2009, 12:30:20 AM
Well, good night everyone. I think I have done all I can for now and don't have google earth on the computer or I would map it all out for you. Actually I don't have alot of tools on this laptop so I am kinda at a disadvantage. I hope I was able to help a little. Leroy, thanks again for your kind words.

I am certain the police know that Mr. Reveron lives in the village and are going to question him. I'm sure he is the first person they are interested in.

I hope that little Adji Desir is located immediately. I'm sure he is scared and frightened where ever he is. I'll be saying a prayer for him and all of you and someone who means so much to me.

If I can help further, please let me know.

Good bye for now. Take care.

Love Rob



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: IBE on January 12, 2009, 02:13:04 AM
Just a flash of thoughts... between two large tractor wheels
Building on stilts like a crawl space, porch, stoop

think I have been on SM too long

Everyone keep up the Good Works,

Love,

IBE


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: IBE on January 12, 2009, 02:22:07 AM
What kind of crops are they harvesting?

Trees on ground and kind? Please TIA


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: bleachedblack on January 12, 2009, 08:34:37 AM
Search expands for missing six-year-old

Monday, January 12, 2009
IMMOKALEE: Deputies will expand the search area when they resume the hunt for a missing Immokalee boy Monday morning.

Six-year-old Adji Desir was last seen Saturday evening when he went outside to play with friends in Immokalee's Farmworker's Village.

His grandmother went to check on him and couldn't find him.

Children who were outside with Adji when he went missing says they just noticed at one point that he was gone.

Investigators say the boy is developmentally disabled and functions on a two-year-old level.

He has a very limited vocabulary - he knows his name, but cannot speak it. Adji also understands Creole, but cannot speak it.

Deputies from Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties will join in the search Monday morning.

Collier deputies have not said where they will expand the search area, but they will conduct the search by air and ground.

They'll also follow up on a handful of tips they've received from the public.

Adji’s description:
3 feet tall
45 pounds,
Black hair
Brown eyes.
Blue and yellow T-shirt
Blue and yellow shorts

If you have any information about Adji call CCSO at 239-774-4434.

http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readarticle.asp?articleid=24909&z=3


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 08:34:53 AM
Rob thank you so very much for all the research that you did last night.  I was exhausted and went to bed trying to clear my mind last night.

I have forwarded the link to this thread to my dad so that he can get the information around, if they have not already figured out the sex offenders in the area.  I know yesterday it was said that there are a lot of sex offenders within the area as it is low income housing, transient living, and a lot of illegals.  That is the most scarey part, as much as it is monitored they still do get in, and some with questionable pasts.

I made a post yesterday stating how I was getting bad vibes from a lot of people I had encountered, now I can see why.  I did not realize that there were so many within the areas that I was roaming yesterday with my 3 younger siblings handing out fliers, to whom we thought were just neighbors.

The farms that these workers tend to work at our the tomato farms and orange groves.

Thank you again Rob, it is greatly apreciated.  Sorry I did not stay on longer last night. 

My father and husband along with my brother in law are back out aiding in the search today. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 08:45:37 AM
View of the area.  Circled the Village so you have an idea. 

Florida Fish and Wildlife was also out on the scene the past few days as this area is heavy traffic for the Florida Panther, the reserve is south of this city.  A male panther dominates on average a radius of 13 miles while a female a radius of 5 miles.  Males do not tend to over lap on other males turf, but a female can.
However, I fear the only preditor this child may have come in contact with is that of the human kind.

(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo335/Dolce_Chic/Farmers.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 08:51:04 AM
http://www.fox4now.com/global/video/popup/pop_playerLaunch.asp?vt1=v&clipFormat=flv&clipId1=3326063&at1=News&h1=Losing a child


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 08:53:20 AM
Well I can not get that right, so here is the link to the latest video.  Adji's family speaks out.  As I said yesterday they do not speak much english, and what they do is limited.
This family has been beating the pavement with volunteers as well, something I did not see in the Caylee case.

http://www.fox4now.com/global/video/popup/pop_playerLaunch.asp?vt1=v&clipFormat=flv&clipId1=3326063&at1=News&h1=Losing a child


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 08:58:09 AM
Adji's Mother, Grandmother, and Stepfather.  All have been aiding in the search.

(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/11/091011NS-LS-Missing08_t600.jpg)



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 09:00:50 AM
Just found this, our newspaper is covering this as info comes in as well.

Naples Daily News

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/jan/10/collier-deputies-search-missing-6-year-old-boy-imm/

IMMOKALEE — 7:40 a.m.

Vehicles from the Collier County Sheriff's Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife have been coming into the Farm Worker Village all morning as officers once again begin the foot search for missing six-year-old Adji Desir.

Adji, who has developmental disabilities and the mind of a 2-year-old, has been missing since Saturday.

Students and their parents walked to Village Oaks Elementary School, where Adji is a student, through heavy fog this morning. Fish and Wildlife vehicles carrying all-terrain vehicles on trailers passed them headed towards the last place Adji was seen.

The Sheriff's Office will expand its search for Anji this morning. Law enforcement officers from other counties are expected to join the search this morning.

Dorcus Howard, principal at Village Oaks Elementary School, declined to comment on the situation Monday morning. She referred all comment to the Collier County School District's administrative offices.

The search team will have to deal with a dense fog that has blanketed Immokalee

POSTED SUNDAY AT 9 p.m.

Saturday’s disappearance of 6-year old Adji Desir from Immokalee’s Farm Worker Village has shaken the traditionally close-knit community — where kids’ playing outside without parental supervision has long been the norm.

“I won’t let them out now,” said Village resident Wendy Salas, 20, in an interview Sunday afternoon.

The mother of two said Adji’s disappearance was scary because she’d always felt the Village was a safe neighborhood.

Fellow resident Nadaish “Nana” Dore, 26, agreed with Salas and said she too would not let her three children play outside anymore.

“Nothing like this has ever happened,” said Dore while sitting outside her home with friends on Sunday. “There’s something going on here. This is a good community.”

As of Sunday, some among the community feared that an outsider might have taken Adji.

That was Kethly Bechat’s main worry as she combed her 6-year-old daughter’s hair before work on Sunday night at her home.

“I’m afraid,” said Bechat, 36. “I don’t want somebody to take my baby, too. Everybody afraid.”

Bechat said she knows Adji’s mother and her daughter attends school at Village Oaks Elementary with Adji. She also said neighborhood children regularly play in the nearby woods.

“If he’s out in the woods, hopefully he’s curled up somewhere, keeping warm. We’re going to find him,” said Collier County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Batten on Sunday.

Batten said the investigation remains a missing child case, but that the department is not ruling anything out.

“From what we’ve been told, he’s not a kid who runs away,” said Batten. “We don’t have any reports of him ever straying before.”

On Sunday afternoon, a Sheriff’s Office commander confirmed that Adji has developmental disabilities and the mind of a 2-year-old boy.

“Very limited vocabulary, non-verbal. Knows his name but cannot say it. Shakes his head yes and no. Understands Creole but does not speak it,” reads the official be-on-the-lookout sheet from the Sheriff’s Office, which also adds that the boy may hide from searchers.

“He may understand he is lost, but he may not approach a stranger to say he is lost,” Batten said.

There are more than 150 law enforcement officers involved in the search, of which 100 are Collier County authorities and include K-9 and horse units. The Sheriff’s Office suspended the foot search in the woods Sunday night, but Batten said a helicopter equipped with infrared radar was going to continue the search for Adji throughout the night. The foot search will resume in the morning.

Adji’s family spoke through an interpreter Sunday afternoon, begging for help from the community.

“If you see Adji, please call the police,” said the boy’s stepfather Antal Elant, 41, in Creole. “Because we want him back.”

The stepfather also told members of the media, with help from Collier County Sheriff’s Office translator Nymphgamey Oboute, that their son is a “good boy” who knows everybody and plays with the other children in the small community.

“Everyone knows Adji,” said Elant.

The boy’s mother, Marie Nadia, 36, said she came home late Saturday night to find her family members in tears. She didn’t know what had happened until she arrived at midnight after a long day at work.

“I just really want to have my child back,” she said in Creole.

The boy spent most of Saturday with his grandmother Jesula Thebaud, 55, who lives in the community a few blocks away from Adji’s parents house. Also speaking through the interpreter, Thebaud said Adji came in and out of her house several times, playing with neighborhood friends and eating lunch with her.

It wasn’t until Elant arrived to pick up Adji around 5 p.m. Saturday, that the family realized he was missing.

“We saw all the kids except him,” said Elant. “We asked the kids where he went and they didn’t know.”

After two hours of looking through the community with friends and family, Elant said they knew what had to be done.

“We called the police,” said Elant.

Sheriff’s Office officials said that as of Saturday afternoon, that Adji was possibly wearing a blue shirt with yellow stripes, blue shorts with a flamingo pink stripe down the side, and black and gray sneakers.

Collier officials added that the outpouring of support from neighboring law enforcement agencies and area volunteers has been a lot of help.

Along with the Collier County authorities, members from the following agencies arrived to help in the search: Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigations and Hendry Correctional Institution. The Hendry Correctional Institution provided bloodhounds for the search.

In addition, members of the Collier County Housing Authority, Collier County Public Schools, Fort Myers Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Farm Worker Village Association and community residents also turned out to help.

Village resident Eva Ramirez, 34, and her friend Joshua Alponte, 32, were among the volunteers who started passing out flyers around the neighborhood with Adji’s information Sunday morning.

Ramirez said association members started making the rounds Saturday night.

“I’m very surprised that anything like this happened,” said Ramirez.

According to National Center for Missing and Exploited Children President Ernie Allen, there aren’t statistics that show how many missing children are disabled.

However, Allen said due to their condition, they are very vulnerable.

“That is why it is important that the Collier County Sheriff’s Office has moved so quickly,” said Allen. “Time is the enemy here.”

He says the risks in this area are different than, say, Wisconsin, at this time of year, but they are serious nonetheless.

“The vast majority of kids in these cases are recovered safely. The assumption is this is a little boy who has wandered away, who may be confused,” Allen said. “Collier County has put people up in the air, they have put people on horseback. We’re also very enthusiastic about the use of bloodhounds in these cases.”



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 11:00:03 AM
I will be checking on and off today to give updates as I have them.  I am available via email all the time as I have it uploading to my BlackBerry for anyone who may need to reach me, and that email is in my profile, just click on my name.
TIA!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on January 12, 2009, 11:37:37 AM
Hi Dolce,

Just checking in to see if there is anything new.  God be with you all and this poor family. 

Lovin


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 11:57:41 AM
Nothing new as far as developements go.  Just received a call from my husband who said its a lot less crouded today since the children are in school and many of those living in the area are out at work. 
Our weather has been colder than normal since early Sunday morning, this morning it was cold and foggy for this area, in Naples it was 64 degrees, which means Immokalee would have been at around 66 degrees.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 12:01:44 PM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/jan/12/photos-day-3-search-adji-missing-6-year-old/

As the search for a missing six-year-old boy moves into its third day, law enforcmement officials are doubling their search area to find him.

About 150 law enforcement officers are in the Farm Worker Village looking for Adji Desir, who has developmental disabilities and the mind of a 2-year-old and went missing Saturday.

Law enforcement officials are concentrating their search on the Northwest side of the Farm Worker Village, according to Collier County Sheriff Sgt. Robert Brown.

"We have two distinct areas we are searching. One is the residential area within the Farm Worker Village and then you have the woods with the mangroves and the swamp-like condition," he said. GIVES ME CHILLS JUST THINKING ABOUT IT.

Officers are conducting line searches, traversing an area north to south and east to west to ensure they find the missing boy, he said.

The officers are searching the four-square miles they searched Sunday, as well as an additional four miles, Brown said. The search includes looking for places Adji might hide, like in trash cans, and along the canal that runs on the west side of the Farm Worker Village.

In addition to officers on foot, law enforcement officers are searching for the boy on horseback and on all-terrain vehicles.

Brown said the search through the mangroves and wooded areas has been difficult and slow, but thorough.

Complicating the matter is that Adji has a limited vocabulary and is non-verbal. He knows his name, but cannot say it. Sheriff officials have also said the boy may hide from searchers and, while he may understand he is lost, he might not approach a stranger to say he is lost.

One thing the officers are thankful for is the fog. Though visibility out in the Farm Worker Village is 20 to 30 feet, Brown said, the fog is keeping the sun off searchers' backs and allowing them to stay hydrated and out searching longer.

Brown said the sooner officers can find Adji, the better.

"He is out there and has had a lack of food and sleep," he said. "We are going to keep the same tempo we have had. The sense of urgency has not stopped."

On Monday morning, Fiesta 5 Supermarket employee Gladys Aurelio said patronage at the community mini-mart was down.

"Almost no one is coming around," said Aurelio, who attributed the drop to residents hunkering down at home, awaiting for news on Adji.

Long-time resident Delfina Vasquez, 60, agreed and said a sense of fear had permeated the neighborhood.

However, both agreed that more should be done to find the missing child.

"Everyone talks about the disappearance," Aurelio said. "But no one gives any tips (on how to find him)."

Officers began searching for Adji at 8 a.m. Monday. Brown said they would keep searching for him until they found him or were told to stop.

"We are on a mission to find this child," he said.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 12:07:15 PM
(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/12/090112NS-da-KIDMISS824_t600.jpg)

(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/12/090112NS-da-KIDMISS825_t600.jpg)

(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/12/090112NS-da-KIDMISS823_t600.jpg)

(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/12/090112NS-da-KIDMISS821_t600.jpg)

(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/11/091011NS-LS-Missing25_t600.jpg)







Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: no rose colored glasses on January 12, 2009, 01:14:32 PM
I was so sad when I came on here to see if Adji had been found, and saw all the listings that Rob had posted with sex offenders, in the area. The family brought tears to my eyes, when I saw their picture. My prayers and thoughts are with all the searchers.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: bleachedblack on January 12, 2009, 01:45:51 PM
>>>SNIPPED from comments

Adji was a pre-k student in my classroom last year. He is a wonderful sweet, shy child. He was able to tell my teaching assistant the name of his new school and teacher when she saw him this year. Although children do the unexpected, he never wandered away from our group as many other students do. His mother, with the best English she could attempt, always thanked us for our efforts and said she thanked Jesus for her son, even though he couldn't speak. I appreciate the efforts of the searchers and hope that some of the Amber Alert resources can be used since abduction cannot be ruled out.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/jan/12/photos-day-3-search-adji-missing-6-year-old/


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 01:58:11 PM
UPDATE: Search continues for missing 6-year-old boy
By WINK News

Story Created: Jan 11, 2009 at 9:12 AM EST

Story Updated: Jan 12, 2009 at 1:52 PM EST

UPDATE, 12 Noon, Monday 1/12/09

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - Deputies expanded the search for Adji Desir Monday morning. The Collier County Sheriff's Office is making flyers with pictures of the little boy in Spanish, Creole and English.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for volunteers to help in the search. Please sign-up at the Immokalee Community Park, located at 321 N First Street, from 2 - 4pm.

http://www.winknews.com/news/top/37408699.html


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on January 12, 2009, 02:11:00 PM
Gosh, I was hoping to come here today and see some good news.  The outcome of this is just not looking good - escpecially with all of the info Rob found last night.

Dolce - you are a peach!

Many prayers going out for this family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 02:11:11 PM
Dolce how is the hunt going for the little boy?  Are you still on site???
The search continues today with no leads so far today and have expanded it a bit more.  My father, husband, and brother-in-law are out there, I am not.  My step mother took a load of lunches over after we finished putting them together for them today.  I am with my siblings while she goes out there.
The community itself is in fear, my husband said that not many children took the bus this morning, either stayed home or he watched parents toting them to school themselves to avoid a wait at the bus stop.  He said that among the searchers is the boys step father and uncle.  The mother and grandmother are passing out fliers still to anyone who will take one and listen to them.
Moving to Adji's thread.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: anothermonkey on January 12, 2009, 02:12:56 PM

I'm new to this thread, but WTF. This child is not only "developmentally disabled", but "functions on a two-year-old level".  As well, he "has a very limited vocabulary."  Yet not only did he tell his parents he was leaving to go outside and play with friends, but they let him?  ::MonkeyEek::

That said, I'm hoping he is found alive and well.  His family must be heartbroken.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on January 12, 2009, 02:15:02 PM

I'm new to this thread, but WTF. This child is not only "developmentally disabled", but "functions on a two-year-old level".  As well, he "has a very limited vocabulary."  Yet not only did he tell his parents he was leaving to go outside and play with friends, but they let him?  ::MonkeyEek::

That said, I'm hoping he is found alive and well.  His family must be heartbroken.


I was thinking the same Another, however I did read somewhere that this is a fairly *safe* area and most of the kids were out playing unattended.  And Adji had never wandered off before.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: SunnyinTX on January 12, 2009, 02:15:07 PM
Dolce and ROB thank you both for caring for this little boy.........Rob, you KNOW you are meant to be here....these children need all of our help....YOURS is very important....all those sex offenders so close......please keep us posted.  Rob...hugs to you and L.O.If there is anything WE can do....HOLLAR LOUDLY!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: CynInOregon on January 12, 2009, 02:15:29 PM
Our prayers are with Adji, his family and all those searching from him. Poor, tired little boy, I am sure all he wants is to be home.
May he return to his family soon and safe.
Cyndi


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 02:16:18 PM
Gosh, I was hoping to come here today and see some good news.  The outcome of this is just not looking good - escpecially with all of the info Rob found last night.

Dolce - you are a peach!

Many prayers going out for this family.
Thank you Leroy, I know that the family apreciates it.  They are very sweet people from what I have seen.  I get good vibes from the grandmother and mother.  The grandmother looks after Adji when the parents are at work, and from what I understood yesterday the mother and stepfather missed work yesterday and more than likely today as well given the circumstances and from being told they are out with the search, which results in no pay for this family.
The mother is who I spoke with the most yesterday, she is able to speak the most english out of the bunch.  She was shaking the entire time she held my hand and tears just rolled down her cheeks. 
After last night, my family thinks its best I support from the home front, so that is what I am doing. 
Adji's family is doing everything they can possible to search for their son as is the LE and FFWL and volunteers.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: anothermonkey on January 12, 2009, 02:17:39 PM

I'm new to this thread, but WTF. This child is not only "developmentally disabled", but "functions on a two-year-old level".  As well, he "has a very limited vocabulary."  Yet not only did he tell his parents he was leaving to go outside and play with friends, but they let him?  ::MonkeyEek::

That said, I'm hoping he is found alive and well.  His family must be heartbroken.


I was thinking the same Another, however I did read somewhere that this is a fairly *safe* area and most of the kids were out playing unattended.  And Adji had never wandered off before.

The area I live in is also fairly safe.. my son is 5, and has Autism. He is high functioning and verbal (though I'm not sure if he would go up to somebody and tell them he was lost).  There is no way in hell I would let either of my kids play outside (in the front yard where there is no fence) unattended.  This boy functions on a 2 yr old level.   Would you let a 2 yr old play in the front yard unattended?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: anothermonkey on January 12, 2009, 02:18:36 PM
Either way, I hope the little boy is found alive and well. He must be terrified.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 02:21:22 PM

I'm new to this thread, but WTF. This child is not only "developmentally disabled", but "functions on a two-year-old level".  As well, he "has a very limited vocabulary."  Yet not only did he tell his parents he was leaving to go outside and play with friends, but they let him?  ::MonkeyEek::

That said, I'm hoping he is found alive and well.  His family must be heartbroken.

While I agree with you AM that I would be skeptical about letting my child play in the neighborhood, from what I understood being there yesterday, as well as what my husband and father witnessed today, this neighborhood is thought to be one of close friends and community.  Nearly every one of the adults works with each other on a daily basis, the kids have grown up together and go to school with one another, and if an outsider comes in they know about it.
My husband told me that today the children that went to school were taken there by their parents, the bus stopped for pickup, but no children got on.  The children that have stayed home have done so with their parents and remain inside watching from their windows.
I do not know if it was known to them how many sex offenders are living in their community, but given that the LE has been going door to door speaking with everyone and searching homes, I am sure that they are aware of the evil of some of these living among them.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 02:25:58 PM

I'm new to this thread, but WTF. This child is not only "developmentally disabled", but "functions on a two-year-old level".  As well, he "has a very limited vocabulary."  Yet not only did he tell his parents he was leaving to go outside and play with friends, but they let him?  ::MonkeyEek::

That said, I'm hoping he is found alive and well.  His family must be heartbroken.


I was thinking the same Another, however I did read somewhere that this is a fairly *safe* area and most of the kids were out playing unattended.  And Adji had never wandered off before.

The area I live in is also fairly safe.. my son is 5, and has Autism. He is high functioning and verbal (though I'm not sure if he would go up to somebody and tell them he was lost).  There is no way in hell I would let either of my kids play outside (in the front yard where there is no fence) unattended.  This boy functions on a 2 yr old level.   Would you let a 2 yr old play in the front yard unattended?
From what I understood, saying "functions at a 2 yr old level" is not the best choice of words.  He has the street knowledge to play with other children and from what I was told NEVER wanders from his own yard.  His learning level and capability is that of a 2 year old.  His mother told us yesterday that she just does not understand as Adji knows better than to leave the yard unattended by an adult or older supervisor that was ok'ed by his grandmother. 
The woods that the children have spoke of, saying that is where they play, one little boy was quick to say that Adji does not play with them there that often, and when he does its only if his cousins are with him.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 02:33:46 PM
Another thing to add, this entire neighborhood is made up of immigrants from all over.  Going to Immokalee is like going to another country if you are not there for the Casino.
Adults are always out on their front patio sitting and watching, not nessesarily in the pedifile way, but in the "take in some fresh air" way. 
What is strange to me, no one has seen anything, and from what my father was hinting at, that is odd.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 02:39:49 PM
http://www.fox4now.com/global/story.asp?s=9658476

Collier County Sheriff's Office asking for volunteers to help in search for missing six year old boy.  They are asking volunteers to show up at the Immokalee Community Park, 321 North First Street, between two and four this afternoon.  Deputies will distribute flyers of the missing boy and direct volunteers are locations to search.  Residents are also asked to check their yards and nearby areas.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on January 12, 2009, 02:43:04 PM

I'm new to this thread, but WTF. This child is not only "developmentally disabled", but "functions on a two-year-old level".  As well, he "has a very limited vocabulary."  Yet not only did he tell his parents he was leaving to go outside and play with friends, but they let him?  ::MonkeyEek::

That said, I'm hoping he is found alive and well.  His family must be heartbroken.


I was thinking the same Another, however I did read somewhere that this is a fairly *safe* area and most of the kids were out playing unattended.  And Adji had never wandered off before.

The area I live in is also fairly safe.. my son is 5, and has Autism. He is high functioning and verbal (though I'm not sure if he would go up to somebody and tell them he was lost).  There is no way in hell I would let either of my kids play outside (in the front yard where there is no fence) unattended.  This boy functions on a 2 yr old level.   Would you let a 2 yr old play in the front yard unattended?

I myself would not let my 2 year play outside unattended. 

I guess I am just giving this family the benefit of the doubt so to speak because their actions compared to the actions of the Anthonys is...well do I even need to say any more.

I wish I could help this family  - it breaks my heart knowing he is out there somewhere and hopefully safe.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: anothermonkey on January 12, 2009, 02:50:46 PM
I'm just gonna chalk this all up to cultural differences, and wish this family (and little boy), all the best.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Shan1628 on January 12, 2009, 02:51:47 PM
I jumped over here to read the updates and when I saw a pic of the little guy, I just lost it.  What a sweet boy.  I saw ALL the information that Rob posted (omg, awesome job, rob) and that is a crying shame.  The area is full of pedophiles.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: Geez, I pray to God that he is found safe and sound.  I'll be back and forth from the Caylee thread to this one, checking in for some good news. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 03:02:45 PM
I'm just gonna chalk this all up to cultural differences, and wish this family (and little boy), all the best.
AM your reaction was the same as my Stepmothers.  She looked like a deer in the headlights when my father was telling us the child functioned at the capacity of a 2 year old, but we were assured that everyone in the community looked after one another. 
I too had to take into consideration the cultural differences, as I do not allow my own siblings ages 5, 7, and 9 to play out in our yard unattended, and we have a security guard who drives our 4 streets constantly 24/7. 
There are large canals, lakes, and swampy wooded areas within the vecinity, and that is what gives me the creeps.  I came in contact with some shady individuals yesterday who gave me bad vibes, but I still have more fear of the elements in this case.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Stacey on January 12, 2009, 03:02:51 PM
I'm so sad for this little boy his is a cutie pie I hope he is found alive and soon.
I have said a prayer for him and his family
God bless them all


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 12, 2009, 03:20:45 PM
I hope this little boy is found safe. God bless his family.
 
And Rob...Thanks for all the work you did.You truly are one of the Good Guys.  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: DayOldDonuts on January 12, 2009, 04:05:28 PM
Adji and his family are in my prayers.  I pray that this sweet boy is returned home safely to his family.   



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: bleachedblack on January 12, 2009, 04:07:59 PM
Missing 6-year-old's grandmother says boy may hide from searchers

Originally published 2:04 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2009
Updated 3:34 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2009
IMMOKALEE — Jesula Thebaud looks through her purse.

She brings out two passports - one of her and another of a smiling little boy.

She chokes back tears as she looks at the photo.

The little boy, six-year-old Adji Desir, is her missing grandson.

In Thebaud's small bungalow in the Farm Worker Village, the living room is dark and stifling hot. The windows closed so that the 54-year-old woman and her daughter can cry with friends and family who have stopped by.

Outside, police search for Adji, who disappeared Saturday evening.

They have even started making specific visits to known criminals.

"We’ve been physically knocking on doors of registered sex offenders in the Immokalee area," Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Batten said. "We’ve been interviewing them; asking them about their whereabouts."


The Sheriff's Office is inviting the community to assist law enforcement in the search for 6-year-old Adji Desir of Immokalee.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, Monday, Jan. 12, deputies will be at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. 1st St., handing out fliers to members of the public to distribute.

Deputies will return to the park at 10 a.m. on Tuesday to once again pass out fliers.

Anyone interested in distributing fliers is asked to bring identification with them and they will receive fliers to hand out.

The boy spent most of Saturday with his grandmother, who lives in the community a few blocks away from Adji's parents house.She has said Adji came in and out of her house several times, playing with neighborhood friends and eating lunch with her.

It wasn't until Adji's stepfather arrived to pick him up around 5 p.m. Saturday, that the family realized he was missing.

Complicating the matter is that Adji, who has developmental disabilities and the mind of a two-year-old, has a limited vocabulary and is non-verbal. He knows his name, but cannot say it. Sheriff officials have also said the boy may hide from searchers and, while he may understand he is lost, he might not approach a stranger to say he is lost.

Sitting in Thebaud's living room Monday afternoon, Adji's mother Maria Neida said she has received no new information about her missing son.

"It's hard. It's very hard," she said.

Neida said the family is hoping the police find her son. She said her son is a good boy who likes juice and cookies.

"He's always playing," she said. "He's always riding bicycles or playing football."

As Neida talks about Adji, Thebaud begins to wail, throwing her arms up in the air. Her anguished cries, asking for the gods to help her, bring tears to the other women's eyes in the room.

The outburst was too much for Neida, who retreats into the back of the home. A toy fire engine sits on the floor in the doorway of one of the bedrooms.

"He is a good boy. He is happy," said Patricia Belizaire, a family friend.

As the family grieves inside, officers walk through the woods behind the broken chain link fence behind the home, hoping for a sign of the little boy.

About 150 law enforcement officers from nine different agencies are in the Farm Worker Village searching by foot, horseback, all-terrain vehicle and with dogs for Adji. The Collier County Sheriff's Office has expanded the search from four square miles Sunday to 8 miles Monday.

Anyone with information on Adji's whereabouts is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at (239) 774-4434.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/jan/12/missing-6-year-olds-grandmother-says-boy-may-hide-/


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Pebbles on January 12, 2009, 04:27:46 PM
I am praying that God watches over Adji and brings him home safely.  The family and searchers are in my prayers too.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 04:52:35 PM
My husband has returned today from an uneventfull day searching for Adji.  He said the terrain they were searching through was less than friendly.  He noted that he, a grown man, would not ever wish to be in that sort of crud let alone a small child.  He said that he heard other searchers with LE mention that they are keeping the search radius small due to the fact that the child was small and not functioning on an average 6y/o mentallity, they do not think that IF he wandered away from home that he would have made it very far given the elements.

From what I was told by my father, in response to Rob's posts, they are very well aware of all the sex offenders within the area along with other criminals, they have searched homes of known offenders as well as the homes of Adji's friends. 

I just read BleachedBlacks post of the article from our newspapers front page, and she too highlighted the information about LE checking in with the known offenders, I just wanted to reitterate that they started doing that Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Another problem that my father says they are running into is the time its taking to get a hold of some of the individuals in these homes.  Many are illegal immigrants, and rather than open the door they hide, and rather than speak with police they run.  This causes suspicion and time on the LE's part to try to get through to those individuals that this search is about Adji and NOT about ICE.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: perriwinkle on January 12, 2009, 05:40:43 PM
I am still praying for this little guy.  This is a horrible story and I just pray for his family as they are gowing through this.  Thanks for keeping us informed Dolce.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 12, 2009, 07:54:10 PM
Sheriff's Office to discuss missing child case on CNN tonight
By Naples Daily News staff report
5:39 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2009


News of the missing boy in Immokalee will reach a national audience Monday night.

Lt. Tom Smith, one of the lead Collier County Sheriff's Office investigators in the search for 6-year-old Adji Desir, is scheduled to be a featured guest on Nancy Grace's live show on CNN sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office.

Smith plans on discussing the ongoing search for the boy, who is developmentally disabled and functions on a 2-year-old level. Authorities have been searching for Adji since he went missing Saturday evening in the Farm Worker Village in Immokalee.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Shan1628 on January 12, 2009, 07:54:48 PM
Well, I am hoping for good news tomorrow for this cutie!!  Saying many prayers for him and his family, they really look distraught with him missing. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: joesamas mama on January 12, 2009, 09:32:39 PM
Any news tonight Dolce. I don't get NG, so I didn't see the show.

This baby's Grandma breaks my heart. She reminds me of a lady that works at my hospital. So it makes my heart break even more when I think about my friend Tamara. Please keep me informed. TIA JSM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Garden Gnome on January 12, 2009, 09:46:04 PM
I saw the video on NG tonight of the searchers going through the underbrush out there.  Wow, my prayers are for Adji and the searchers.  That is pretty tough ground to be mucking through.  Bugs, snakes, etc.  Tell your Dad and DH that they are my heroes!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on January 12, 2009, 10:59:10 PM
I wonder if they are allowed to leave old open refrigerators there?  They are outlawed here.  You either have to take the door off or tie them in such a way a child cannot get in there.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: oldfart on January 12, 2009, 11:14:13 PM
I wonder if they are allowed to leave old open refrigerators there?  They are outlawed here.  You either have to take the door off or tie them in such a way a child cannot get in there.
Or vehicles checked too ... ?
I wish they would let the media know what the scent / tacking dogs hit on ?

I have not seen when LE got involved but I assume very soon vs a month or more.  A scent tracking dog should have hit on something !!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on January 12, 2009, 11:26:12 PM
I wonder if they are allowed to leave old open refrigerators there?  They are outlawed here.  You either have to take the door off or tie them in such a way a child cannot get in there.
Or vehicles checked too ... ?
I wish they would let the media know what the scent / tacking dogs hit on ?

I have not seen when LE got involved but I assume very soon vs a month or more.  A scent tracking dog should have hit on something !!


Tonight on NG they said LE was contacted 2 hours or so after the family noticed him missing (the family was searching the neighborhood during this time).  IIRC it was around 7:30pm that LE was notified. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 13, 2009, 08:37:20 AM
Yes LE was notified immediately.  Vehicles were searched both empty and ones stopped during a huge road block that went on for days.  Homes were searched of neighbors and known offenders by the CCSO.  They searched every nook and cranny within the neighborhood itself, including trashcans, crawl spaces, and equipment.  They have searched the canals near by as well as under the over passes of these canals by hoist.

Collier County has a strict policy on polution as far as throwing unwanted junk out into the middle of "no where" as much of our land down here is part of the reserve by the state for endangered panthers, or by the Indian tribes.  So there may be debris scattered here and there, but it would be few and far between, and most likely not the size of a beat down car or refridgerator, but good thinking.  I have not heard my hubs say they have ran across that, just a lot of water pythons.

It was awesome that this story received national attention last night.  His family has little to no money, and what they do have saved is from his mothers constant effort to keep the family afloat by working over time.  This is what I was told on Saturday by the Aunt.  I do not know much about the stepfather, he seemed distant to me, but I was assured that he was a good man.  He has been helping with the search since Adji went missing, as has the rest of the family.  The CCSO has asked that both the mother and grandmother not search the woods with the search parties, so rather they have stayed inside making phone calls or passed out fliers from what I was told.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 13, 2009, 08:38:24 AM
Collier County
Search area will expand for missing Immokalee boy

Posted: Jan 11, 2009 02:30 PM EST
Updated: Jan 13, 2009 12:57 AM EST

http://www.fox4now.com/Global/story.asp?S=9653723

As the search enters its fourth day, deputies will expand their search area to an 8-mile radius. Volunteers who want to help pass out fliers can come to the Immokalee Community Park at 321 N. 1st Street from 10am to Noon. Please bring an ID and be prepared to walk.

Dozens of law enforcement officers from agencies around Southwest Florida joined more than 100 CCSO deputies in the search for Adji Desir the 6 -year-old Immokalee boy that has been missing since Saturday evening. Deputies on horseback, on ATVs, in helicopters, with K-9, as well as in patrol cars, and on foot were searching the area in and around Farm Workers Village for a third day on Sunday.

Investigators have learned that the boy is developmentally disabled and functions on a 2-year-old level. The boy has a very limited vocabulary. He knows his name, but can not speak it. He understands Creole, but can not speak it. He may be hiding from searchers.

Family members initially told deputies the boy was last seen wearing a blue and yellow t-shirt and blue and yellow shorts. Since then other family members have provided deputies with a different version of a clothing description.

The boy may also be wearing a blue shirt with yellow stripes, blue shorts with a pink stripe down the side and black and gray sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 793-9300.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 13, 2009, 08:39:18 AM
http://www.fox4now.com/global/video/popup/pop_playerLaunch.asp?vt1=v&clipFormat=flv&clipId1=3330507&at1=News&h1=Search expands for missing 6-year old Immokalee boy


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 13, 2009, 08:40:32 AM
http://www.fox4now.com/global/video/popup/pop_playerLaunch.asp?vt1=v&clipFormat=flv&clipId1=3330507&at1=News&h1=Search expands for missing 6-year old Immokalee boy
The link above does work.  Takes you to my local news and gives a pretty good update of the terrain, what the CCSO believes occured, as well as updates.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on January 13, 2009, 12:32:01 PM
Not 4 me  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: higherhopes on January 13, 2009, 12:45:16 PM
I was so, hoping to come here and find out that this little boy had been found, but sadly I see that isnt the case, I will continue to pray for him and his family, I know this area well and it is very dense and dangerous in some places! I wi;; continue to pray that he will be found very soon!
 
 Thank you Dolce for keeping us updated and for the help that you and your family has provided!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GabbyG on January 13, 2009, 01:47:52 PM
offering prayers up for this precious little boy and his family. I wish with all my heart I was there so I could put my arm around his grandma and stay close to her, her picture rips at my heart.
Rob, thank you for coming in to help, it means a LOT to us all. And it was good to "see" you again!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Garden Gnome on January 13, 2009, 01:58:10 PM
I will on the gulf side of FL and we are getting some nasty weather today.  Steady rain and the temp is staying in the fifties.  Are you expecting the cold front to make it to the Collier Co. area, Dolce?

My prayers continue for everyone involved.  This does not look encouraging but miracles do happen.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Garden Gnome on January 13, 2009, 01:59:15 PM
Sigh, someday I will learn to preview my posts.

S/B I live on the Gulf side of Florida.....


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Today on January 13, 2009, 02:17:14 PM
I came hoping for good news.  Will continue to pray for this boy.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 13, 2009, 06:08:22 PM
Yes the weather down here has gotten rainy and windy.  The tempature tonight is going to drop into the low 50's.  I live on the Gulf coast too, Naples, and it has been nothing but rain.  We are to be getting 2 different cold front systems coming from the north west.

Despite the weather conditions many searchers still remained looking for Adji.

Search area doubled, but boy’s whereabouts still a mystery
Missing 6-year-old's grandmother says Adji may hide from searchers
By KATHERINE ALBERS (Contact), ELYSA BATISTA (Contact), RYAN MILLS (Contact)
Originally published 2:04 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2009
Updated 5:20 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2009

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/jan/12/missing-6-year-olds-grandmother-says-boy-may-hide-/

IMMOKALEE — The search in Immokalee for 6-year-old Adji Desir, who disappeared from outside his grandmother’s Farmworker Village home on Saturday, expanded to a 12 mile radius on Tuesday.

More than 150 law enforcement officers from agencies around the state continue to search for the boy.

Though the focus of the search has shifted to the outskirts of Immokalee, Collier County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Batten said there is still some searching going on in Farmworker Village as well. Tuesday’s weather was foggy, rainy and cool, but Batten said it hasn’t affected the search.

"Obviously cold and rain can cause some challenges," Batten said. "Thankfully, all of the thing that rain or the elements may affect, like evidence...those sorts of issues and areas have already been covered.

"We feel we have covered all the ground here. We’re not going to lose (bloodhound) scents. We’re not going to lose evidence."

Adji’s immediate family members were notified this morning that they are not being looked at as suspects in the boy’s disappearance, Batten said. It is not clear if any family members could face neglect charges.

"Right now our focus is on finding the boy," Batten said.

According to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement database, there are 18 registered sex offenders living within five miles of Farmworker Village. The Sheriff’s Office said previously they have been tracking down and interviewing those individuals.

Despite Adji being gone for four day, Batten said investigators are still hopeful that he will be found alive.

"It’s not that uncommon for a child to survive for a long time," she said. "This boy is young, he’s resilient, his body is small. He might be able to survive for a long time."

"We can’t stop the search," Batten said. "We’re always going to be searching. There’s always been amazing tales of people who survive out in the elements."

The Sheriff’s Office also reported that all the garbage in Immokalee has been collected and isolated.

"It hasn’t been searched," Batten said. "It’s been isolated so if we need to search it, it’s all in one place."

POSTED EARLIER

The search for six-year old Adji Desir continued Tuesday in Immokalee.

By 11 a.m. more than 100 people had shown up at Immokalee Community Park and been given an area to cover.

“We anticipate by noon, all of Immokalee will have been covered,” said Collier County Lt. Michael Dolan.

Dolan said the volunteers have given law enforcement the necessary manpower to do the job.

“We’re able to cover the entire community of Immokalee door to door,” said Dolan. “That’s how important the volunteers are.”

He added that additional fliers had been handed out to the local schools and some had been given to bus drivers so they could hand them out as the kids get dropped off at home.

That way some of the homes will be double covered, said Dolan

Volunteers continued to trickle in from all over Southwest Florida, including Cape Coral residents Jamie and Jean Harrell

“We saw it on the news,” said Jean Harrell, 39, as she waited for an area assignment with her husband Jamie, 40. “We’re retired and we thought ‘Why not? Anything to help out.”

Also lending a helping hand were members of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Collier office.

“We believe that the first three days of a child reported missing are critical,” said Carol Kirchdorfer, with the Collier County office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “If you can find them in three days it’s a blessing. Once it goes on, past that, the child has most probably left the area.”

In a interview, Collier County spokeswoman Karie Partington said the eight mile search area had been expanded by four additional miles on Tuesday.

Partington said a digital billboard with Adji’s picture and information was brought in, and placed at the intersection of Main Street and First Street.

“AD Systems is letting us use it,” said Partington. “It’s like a flier on steroids.”

In total 185 people turned out Tuesday to help search for Adji, some going out in to the community multiple times.

Authorities said although the town had been fully covered by noon, late comers were able to still help by passing out fliers at intersections and local business.

News of the continuing search has made its way through the town and local businesses are getting involved by putting up fliers.

At the H&R Block office off Lake Trafford Road, as well as several surrounding businesses, the flier with Adji’s picture and information was pasted on the window- extras laid on a counter ready to be passed out.

H&R Block employee France Vidaurri said the missing boy has definitely been the talk of the community.

Having herself lived in Farm Worker Village for many years, Vidaurri said that she didn’t understand why there wasn’t more information about Adji’s last known location out there.

“I just think that there are so many houses so close by, someone has to have seen something,” said Vidaurri, 34.

At the Caribbean Star Food Supermarket and Beauty Supply store off E. Delaware Avenue in Southeast Immokalee Janine Antwan, 45, agreed with Vidaurri.

“How does a child like that disappear,” said Antwan, in Spanish adding that she went to Farm Village to pick up some fliers herself. “How can people not know what happened to him. Poor child!”

Meanwhile a little further up at the Ce Bien Haitian Bakery on First Street South, Fleurilia Senatus said all the little shop’s customers know Adji hasn’t been found.

“All the people are worried about him… they want to find him,” said Senatus, 47, who has lived in Immokalee for eight years.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 13, 2009, 06:14:29 PM
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Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 13, 2009, 06:21:18 PM
NAPLES — The story of a missing 6-year-old Immokalee boy continues to gain a national following.

Nancy Grace, who interviewed Lt. Tom Smith of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office on Monday night, is planning to interview a Naples Daily News editor tonight, as her show on CNN continues to following the disappearance of Adji Desir.

Jay Schlichter, an assistant content editor for the newspaper, is scheduled to be a guest on the show at 8 p.m. Tuesday.


Collier County Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk will also appear on CNN Headline News at 5:45 p.m. to speak about the case and Smith, a lead investigator in the case, is expected to rejoin the Nancy Grace show tonight.

 ::MonkeyDance::



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Shan1628 on January 14, 2009, 12:06:38 AM
I watched most of NG's segment tonight about this case and it seems they are focusing more on the registered sex offenders in the immediate area and leaning more toward a kidnapping, as well.  Does not sound good for this precious young man.  I hope and pray that tomorrow finds him safe at home. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 14, 2009, 08:35:54 AM
Critical third day passes with no sign of missing Immokalee 6-year-old

NAPLES — When a child goes missing, the first 72 hours are the most crucial.

“If you can find them in three days it’s a blessing,” said Carol Kirchdorfer, with the Collier County office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “Once it goes on past that, the child has most probably left the area.”

The search for 6-year-old Adji Desir, who was staying with his grandmother at her Farm Worker Village home in Immokalee when he disappeared Saturday, reached the critical 72-hour mark Tuesday.

Still, there was no sign of the developmentally disabled boy, who police say has the mental capacity of a 2-year-old.

Perhaps the biggest development in the case came when the Sheriff’s Office told Adji’s immediate family members that they are not being looked at as suspects in the boy’s disappearance. It is not clear if any family members could face neglect charges.

Though Adji is still considered a missing person, the Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday that it is conducting parallel investigations to explore the possibility of abduction.
INFO PROVIDED BY ROB WAS PASSED ON TO LE - NOT SURE IF THEY ALREADY HAD IT, BUT SENT IT ON ANYWAY WITH LINK TO SM PAGE

“As the search continues, for the last 72 hours there has been an equal balance in the investigation between the case being a wandering off disappearance versus an abduction,” sheriff’s Lt. Tom Smith said on CNN. “However, as we start to conclude our complex ground searches, and we’re getting closer and closer to eliminating the fact that he might be in the immediate area, then the balance tends to tilt a little farther to someone being responsible for removing him from the village.

“So that’s the cause for us kind of reducing the number of search people, our ATVs and things, and then focusing more on searching exterior roads and roads coming in and out of the community and other areas.”

Despite Adji being missing four days, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Batten said investigators are still hopeful that he will be found alive.

She said the Sheriff’s Office is relying on local and national media to get out the word of his disappearance.

“It’s not that uncommon for a child to survive for a long time,” she said. “This boy is young, he’s resilient, his body is small. He might be able to survive for a long time.”

The roughly 185 volunteers who turned out to help authorities were also undeterred by the circumstance.

By 11 a.m. more than 100 volunteers visited Immokalee Community Park and got an area to cover. The volunteers passed out fliers, knocked on doors and spoke with residents.

Authorities said the town had been fully covered by noon, but late comers still were able to help by passing out fliers at intersections and local businesses.

Collier County Lt. Michael Dolan said the volunteers gave law enforcement the necessary manpower to do the job.

“We’re able to cover the entire community of Immokalee door to door,” Dolan said. “That’s how important the volunteers are.”

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Naples Daily News reporter Ryan Mills contributed to this report.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 14, 2009, 08:41:22 AM
http://www.fox4now.com/global/story.asp?s=9653723



UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan. 13 - The lead investigator, Lt. Tom Smith, tells Four In Your Corner that CCSO will scale back its local search efforts for missing 6-year old Adji Desir. CCSO will now shift its focus to abduction. The search area will now expand and national resources will be used to find the child. Several tips came up short today. Video tape from Cape Coral gas stations did not show the child. The family has been cleared of any suspicion.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Today on January 14, 2009, 09:08:30 AM
Dolce thanks for the update.  Hopefully he will be found today, safe and well.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on January 14, 2009, 09:52:35 AM
Good Morning Dolce,

At first I was hoping that this was just a case of a lost and frightened child with limited capabilities.  I see that the LE has focused their efforts in a different direction.  I find comfort in the fact that his family reported this right away and the state & federal agencies are involved.  Praying for a happy outcome. You, and all involved are in my prayers. 

Lovinlife


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on January 14, 2009, 10:07:42 AM
Dolce, the pictures of the mom and grandmother are so sad.  I cant imagine the pain they are going through.  I know you and your family have been a great help to them and I will continue to pray for the little boy.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Bearlyhere on January 14, 2009, 12:08:16 PM
Dolce, the pictures of the mom and grandmother are so sad.  I cant imagine the pain they are going through.  I know you and your family have been a great help to them and I will continue to pray for the little boy.

Thanks, A1 for saying that for me.  I am sending prayers along with others here.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 14, 2009, 12:27:10 PM
I know that this family apreciates every last possible ounce of help.  Just being around this family you get the feeling that this child was their entire world, even the StepFather.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Pebbles on January 14, 2009, 01:03:55 PM
This is so terrible for the family. I'm still praying that Adji is found safe, hopefully today.

Dolce, thanks for keeping us updated.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Shan1628 on January 14, 2009, 01:28:33 PM
This is sooo sad.  Hopefully, the little guy is found safe today...  (http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l87/stoltz5333/monkey%20forum%20album/sad.gif)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on January 14, 2009, 04:05:51 PM
Any Word yet on Adji ?

I don't know but I have this feeling ... He will Come Home and Be Ok.

I pray to God.  I pray .....Whew tears ...
He is so Precious
Never Give UP on Hope

He is a Precious Boy .... Bring him Home to his Family Please .. who ever lives in his area I hope your aiding in finding him .. if your reading this.

Everything Helps even By Mention to Strangers in Stores, Gas Stations ..where ever Many Pass thru .. Talk about him to Everyone and Anyone. He needs everyone to help him.

 
Me shaking my head - Oh lord

Dolce your an Angel
Rob you are the Swords of Protection
Keep it going - Monkeys are relentless and We like it that way

K





Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: bleachedblack on January 14, 2009, 04:47:54 PM
Running out of places to look for Adji

Wednesday January 14, 2009
IMMOKALEE: The search for six-year-old Adji Desir was scaled back somewhat today, and the sheriff plans to address the case at 2 p.m. today.

Also, Crime Stoppers announced the reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Adji has grown to $3,500.

About 100 deputies are looking for the Immokalee boy, who vanished Saturday, instead of the 150 who have been involved the past few days.
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They'll also stop using bloodhounds in the hunt. The sheriff's office helicopter will be in the air.

Most open areas have already been searched, so the dual investigation - covering possibilities Adji wandered off or that he was abducted - have shifted a bit more to the possibility someone took him.

Deputies are going door to door in the area, getting the names of the people in each home and interviewing them, according to Lt. Tom Smith of the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff issued a call for volunteers to help in the search Monday and Tuesday, but there is no request for volunteers today - though anyone who shows up won't be turned away.

Deputies are sill asking people to check around their property, in trash bins, ditches, etc. to see if the boy, who is developmentally disabled, could be hiding there.

The sheriff's office mobile command center at Farm Workers Village will remain in place until at least Saturday.

And searchers are dealing with a different weather concern - cold.

For the past two days, rescuers have dealt with fog that hampered the use of aircraft as they looked for the boy.

Despite the lower temperatures, deputies say Adji could still be fending for himself.

A group of former homicide and cold case investigators, called Team Adam, showed up to assist in the search Wednesday. The group regularly works with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children when a child is missing.

Anyone who has seen Adji is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-780- TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for the reward of up to $3,500.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28652932/


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on January 14, 2009, 10:49:23 PM
Well, isnt there something else we can do???  If he has been abducted, cant we get some high profile people to donate money????  I cannot quit thinking about him. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 15, 2009, 08:41:32 AM
Well, isnt there something else we can do???  If he has been abducted, cant we get some high profile people to donate money????  I cannot quit thinking about him. 
There is a reward posted for the SAFE RETURN of Adji.  That is something that was put up last night.  I will look for an article that talks about it.  Collier County has some high rollers...a LOT of high rolls.  ;)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 15, 2009, 08:43:32 AM
UPDATE: Wednesday, Jan. 14-  The Collier County Sheriff's Office is now focusing on a criminal investigation as the search for Adjo Desir continues. The Sheriff made a plea for more tips as CCSO has very little information to work with. All 600 homes in the Farm Workers Village have been cleared of any wrong doing. The family cannot think of anyone who would want to hurt the 6 year old boy. Deputies shifted through tons of trash on hold since Monday from Farm Workers Village. A reward has been offered for any information that leads to a break in the case. The search starts again Thursday

http://www.fox4now.com/global/story.asp?s=9653723


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 15, 2009, 08:45:12 AM
http://www.winknews.com/news/top/37408699.html

UPDATE: Was Adji abducted?
By WINK News


Story Created: Jan 11, 2009 at 9:12 AM EST

Story Updated: Jan 14, 2009 at 12:36 PM EST

UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 1/14/09 7AM
IMMOKALEE, Fla. - Investigators are now concentrating more on the possibility 6-year-old Adji Desir was abducted. Investigators say they have thoroughly searched open areas near the boy's home where he could have wandered in to. Law enforcement officers are searching for a fifth day in Immokalee. They will expand the search area especially along SR 29.


UPDATE: TUESDAY 1/13/09 6PM
IMMOKALEE, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office announced they would not be using their infrared camera helicopter on Tuesday night.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) the search will be scaled back from 150 officers to 100 officers.


UPDATE: TUESDAY 1/13/09 12 NOON
IMMOKALEE, Fla. - The search for missing 6-year-old Adji Desir is expanding. The Immokalee boy went outside to play on Saturday and disappeared.

People from all around Southwest Florida are volunteering in the search. They are handing out flyers with pictures of the little boy.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 15, 2009, 08:48:02 AM
http://www.winknews.com/news/local/37552454.html

Adji Desir's family turns to prayer
By Tami Osborne, WINK News

Story Created: Jan 14, 2009 at 12:34 AM EST

Story Updated: Jan 14, 2009 at 12:36 AM EST

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - Its the fourth night 6-year-old Adji Desir has been missing from home.

As hundreds of deputies and volunteers search for the little boy, his family is turning to prayer.

Adji's mother and grandmother joined friends and family Tuesday evening inside the home at Farm Worker's Village, where Adji was last seen Saturday night.

Even though four days of searching have turned up no signs of the little boy, his mother believes he is alive out there somewhere.

"He's okay. I believe that," Maria Nadia says.

She says she is very thankful for all of the support she's received from the community in the search for her only son. Right now, she says its prayers she needs the most.

"I need everybody to pray for me, for my family, for Adji. Just give Adji back," Nadia says.

Friends of the family say they believe God knows where Adji is and will help him find his way home.

"Nothing's impossible to God. God knows where he is now and we believe God will, we can get Adji back," Pastor Andre Mezirus says.

The Collier Sheriff's office has searched a 12 mile radius in the Immokalee area with no signs of Adji.

On Wednesday, they plan to evaluate their search so far, and decide what direction to move in next.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 15, 2009, 08:48:50 AM
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Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 15, 2009, 08:54:18 AM
My husband was not out with the search yesterday as he is suffering from massive amounts of poison ivy....the one thing that I am NOT allergic to.  My father was involved with the search that turned up nothing yesterday.  He is from a neighboring county so I am uncertain if he will be brought into the initial investigation, but he has said that they were contacted and asked to please continue aiding in the recovery and rescue of Adji.  That is about all the info I was given.
I do know that some arrests had been made recently among some of the sex offenders they had "checked in on", HOWEVER it is NOT related to this case in any way.
As I get info I will share it, but knowing my father I am going to be just as out of the loop as everyone else watching this case.  My fathers motto is "Protect the integrity of the evidence".


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: dejasade on January 15, 2009, 08:59:57 AM
My husband was not out with the search yesterday as he is suffering from massive amounts of poison ivy....the one thing that I am NOT allergic to.  My father was involved with the search that turned up nothing yesterday.  He is from a neighboring county so I am uncertain if he will be brought into the initial investigation, but he has said that they were contacted and asked to please continue aiding in the recovery and rescue of Adji.  That is about all the info I was given.
I do know that some arrests had been made recently among some of the sex offenders they had "checked in on", HOWEVER it is NOT related to this case in any way.
As I get info I will share it, but knowing my father I am going to be just as out of the loop as everyone else watching this case.  My fathers motto is "Protect the integrity of the evidence".

Thank you for the update, Dolce.  That is so great that you are out there helping this family.  SO SAD....that little boy's face just makes me want to cry.
Is it possible there could have been some sort of accident..and he's laying somewhere...we just can't find him??  Or are they leaning more towards an abdution?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Today on January 15, 2009, 09:28:10 AM
Dolce thanks for the updates. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 15, 2009, 09:47:31 AM
Good Morning...

Thanks for the updates Dolce and the commitment from your father and husband. They sound like wonderful men and you are so lucky to have them in your life.

Like everyone else here, I am worried about Adji terribly. And I don't like to be too critical of the investigators or LE. After-all they are on our side.

But they have missed a critical fact. That fact is that Adji was in his house and went outside to play. This is not a stalking case where the predator waited in the shadows and pounced. This is a crime of opportunity. Someone saw the chance and grabbed lil Adji. The fact that this happened in the blink of an eye tells me that the predator saw Adji and just moved quickly.

Somewhere in the last few pages there is a new clip that indicates that the other children saw him and then he was gone.

In order for that to have occurred, the predator must be known to the other children in that neighborhood and they made no mental note of this persons presence. When I see my neighbors daily, I usually do not make a mental note of what they are wearing or what they are doing - that's because I know they belong in the neighborhood.

Dolce, please ask the LE and your father to go back and reinterview the sex offenders in the village and surrounding areas. I still feel that the person is located right under their nose. Of course I could be wrong, but everything is pointing to a seasoned pedophile with a long history and track record.

I would think that the odds that someone drove to the farmers village, in hopes of abducting Adji, or another child is remote, but the chance is still there none the less. The odds favor someone local and someone who would blend in with the neighborhood. When people just vanish (like an alien abduction) it is committed by someone right "there" and the police miss critical "dots" and the case goes unsolved. I believe the info is right there in the village. Again, I could be wrong, but the info I see tells me that this case is local and not someone driving to the area and abducting Adji and driving home and risking discovery.

Given the time frame of less than two hours between abduction and LE interaction - it doesn't leave much time for a predator to move in and out of the area very easily. It could happen of course, but in all likelihood, the predator is in their presence right now. A seasoned pedophile would know how to cover some tracks, but not all.

 -all my opinion-


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: dejasade on January 15, 2009, 10:14:35 AM
Good thinking, Rob.  But, we still don't know if it was even an abduction?  Like we have heard, he is disabled and might hide from the people searching for him.  He could be in a ditch, laying in the woods, hidden...he could be hurt and not able to scream for help, or god forbid, he could be deceased somewhere, and they just can't find his body.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on January 15, 2009, 10:40:24 AM
http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readarticle.asp?articleid=25023&z=3

Was Adji abducted?
 
Originally posted on: Thursday, January 15, 2009 by Kevin Ozebek
Last updated on: 1/15/2009 7:30:58 AM

IMMOKALEE: After an extensive search that covered miles around the home of six-year-old Adji Desir, deputies are turning more to the possibility the boy was abducted.

The FBI is deploying its CARD - Child Abduction Rapid Deployment - team Thursday.

While some agencies are pulling back on the search, deputies say there will still be about 150 involved in the search Thursday - thanks to groups like CARD now getting involved.

An Amber Alert was not issued in the case, because Adji's disappearance didn't fit the requirements.

In order of an alert to be issued there has to be very clear evidence the child was abducted, a suspect vehicle description, etc.

Since none of the children playing with him saw anything suspicious, there was - and still is - the possibility Adji just wandered off.

Wednesday, investigators combed through the trash that has been collected in Farm Workers Village since Adji disappeared.

They also got help from a group of former homicide and cold case investigators known as "Team Adam," who assisted in the search.

Deputies have been going door-to-door in Farm Workers Village, but they found no sign of Adji.

Until Adji is found, the sheriff's office is asking everyone to double check around their homes on a daily basis.



If you have any information on where Adji is call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

The reward for information leading to his whereabouts is now more than $6,000.


 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 15, 2009, 01:03:33 PM
Rob
I feel that you are very right with your post about the abductor being right under their nose.  I posted a few posts back about how the people in this neighborhood are, how they all sit out front on their patios, everyone seems to know everyone, and the kids all play. 
My father find it very odd that everyone is saying that they did not see anything.
His exact words were "Did they not see anything or did they not see anything out of the ordinary?"  Which brings me right back to what you said. 
Another thing that my husband found odd, and we discussed it a bit with my father, from the very moment that LE arrived and the search started, all the kids began to stay inside.  If everyone truely believed that he had just wandered off then why the need to keep your kids inside, why not let them ride the bus or go to school?  These are all things we have discussed around the table at night trying to piece things together and also trying to get info out of my father.  He thinks something is up.
I know my hubs has hisreservations about the step-father.
Either way, it had to be something that would not jump out at people sitting on their patio to take notice and remember back to seeing occur, or they are all just in fear of this person and are keeping their mouth shut. (My money is on either one of these scenarios.)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 15, 2009, 02:41:31 PM
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Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 15, 2009, 02:46:06 PM
Good thinking, Rob.  But, we still don't know if it was even an abduction?  Like we have heard, he is disabled and might hide from the people searching for him.  He could be in a ditch, laying in the woods, hidden...he could be hurt and not able to scream for help, or god forbid, he could be deceased somewhere, and they just can't find his body.
Every inch of Immokalee has been covered by searchers over the past 4 days.  Immokalee is not that big of an area and the places he could have gone to are limitted by the obsticals around the area, but yet they did search beyond that.  LE used an infared chopper to search at night and did searches of areas that looked to be of interest. 

Just want to note that they have not just now started the investigation into the abduction, that has been going on in the background of the search, they starting checking vehicles entering and exiting the area immediately, offenders have been looked into by members of the force since the first day of search.  Just wanting to say that its not something they have just started to think about.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: dejasade on January 15, 2009, 03:09:51 PM
well I hope if they don't find him soon, they at least find something that helps to narrow down what happened.  I am sure it's frusterating beyond belief not know if he was kidnapped or wandered off.
do you think they know more than they are letting on - LE that is?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: bleachedblack on January 15, 2009, 07:41:03 PM
I am so sorry Adgi has not been found.

Would like to add that it is dark in my neighborhood at 7:15 pm. Where ever Adgi may have wandered. Who whomever he may have encountered could have gone un-noticed under cover of darkness. I agree with others posts- check neighbors again.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 16, 2009, 08:30:29 AM

http://www.fox4now.com/global/story.asp?s=9653723

UPDATE: Thursday, Jan. 15- The mother and step-father of Adji Desir tell Four In Your Corner they just want their son home. Everytime someone knocks on the door they think it is good news coming their way. His mother wants to kiss him and run her fingers through his hair. They want to thank all the volunteers and the sheriff's office for keeping up the search for Adji. 300 law enforcement officers searched a 16 square mile radius today. They also looked in Lake Trafford. The reward is now up to $11,500.

CCSO is once again inviting citizen volunteers to help in the search for 6-year-old Adji Desir of Immokalee.

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. representatives will be at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. 1st St., handing out fliers to volunteers.

Volunteers will be asked to distribute the fliers in their own communities or locations of their choice.

Representatives familiar with Collier, Lee and Hendry counties will be on hand to suggest possible locations and offer assistance. Maps of all three counties will be on display.

Volunteers must bring identification

CCSO deputies assisted by law enforcement agencies from around Southwest Florida have been searching for Adji since Saturday evening when his relatives reported him missing after he went outside to play in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee and then disappeared.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 16, 2009, 08:32:45 AM
‘We will always search for Adji’

By ELYSA BATISTA (Contact)
Originally published 9:21 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2009
Updated 8:26 a.m., Friday, January 16, 2009

NAPLES — Efforts resumed today to find the 6-year-old Immokalee boy who went missing nearly one week ago.

Authorities and volunteers continued searching and officials still were investigating the possibility that someone abducted Adji Desir last weekend.

Thursday, his mother spoke about his disappearance in a soft and sometimes unsteady voice spoke of an unimaginable despair.

“I feel like my life is almost over,” said Marie Neida, 36, in Creole during a press conference Thursday.

Adji went missing Saturday from his grandmother’s home at Farm Worker Village in Immokalee.

And on Thursday, there was still no sign of the developmentally disabled boy, who police say has the mental capacity of a 2-year-old.

With help from Collier County Sheriff’s Office translator Nymphgamey Oboute, Adji’s mother and stepfather gave an update on their family’s status and how they’re all holding up.

“I see that the community is doing a good job because they are helping us find Adji,” said the boy’s stepfather, Antal Elant, 41, in Creole. “The police officers are not sleeping, they’re doing a good service. That’s why I have hope that they will find Adji.”

Elant said faith continues to give the family strength.

“We have a God in heaven who is helping us search for him too,” said Elant. “We are not going to lose faith, because we know we are going to find him.”

Neida agreed.

“God will give him back to me,” Neida said. “I think he will come home.”

Adji’s disappearance has taken a toll on the family, Elant said.

Especially on Neida — this is the longest she’s ever been apart from her only child.

“She can’t even sleep. Every time she tries to lie down she remembers Adji and she gets up,” said Elant.

The family is also dealing with the stream of calls from extended family and friends asking for updates.

Both Elant and Neida said they were grateful for the outpouring of support.

“I want to tell everyone thank you,” said Neida. “Because I see that everyone is my family in this country.”

Law enforcement officials will continue to look for Adji today.

“As of yesterday, we had gone 12 square miles and we’re expanding another 4 square miles in all directions today,” said Collier County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Karie Partington during a press conference.

Adji’s story will air on America’s Most Wanted on Saturday, Partington said.

Though Sheriff’s Office officials believe the number of agents would be slightly scaled back, roughly 300 law enforcement officials — 100 of which are Collier County deputies — are expected to continue the search Friday, with boats and airboats joining the effort, Partington said.

“The search for Adji has been just phenomenal,” said incident commander Lt. Tom Smith, in an interview Thursday. “We started off with 80 officers or so the first night. It jumped to 150 the next of couple of nights and yesterday we had over 300 officers here searching. And today it was nearly the same.”

Sheriff’s officials said more than 40 law enforcement and emergency response agencies have given their time and manpower.

“We’ve been tremendously lucky,” said Smith.

Concerning the expanded search, which included Immokalee’s Lake Trafford, Smith said the lake’s shoreline had been on the investigators’ radar.

“It is a location that if you are going to search this community for a missing person or a missing child, that would be someplace that you would have to cover as a natural progression of the investigation,” said Smith.

In addition to law enforcement from Collier County, Lee County, Orange County and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission using boats and airboats, the Tampa Search and Rescue Team brought down an amphibious vehicle with underwater sonar and cameras to help scan the lake.

Smith also confirmed that investigators had cleared through the 15 to 20 truckloads of trash that had been set aside to search for any clues that might lead to Adji.

“They went through probably 60 tons of trash at the transfer station,” said Smith. “That refuse has been cleared and it has been disposed of.”

Meanwhile, the state Department of Children and Families has become involved in the case.

“We’ve been working with the Sheriff’s Office since the beginning,” said DCF spokeswoman Erin Gillespie, adding that the agency has had no prior involvement with any of Adji’s family members.

“Right now, law enforcement has the lead on the whole case,” she said. “Depending on the outcome, we could be more involved. We’re just waiting and hoping for the best. It’s a sad case.”

Partington said the cost of the search is impossible to calculate at this point.

By law, all the law enforcement officers who participated in the search had to be on the clock, she said.

The FBI has been assisting with the search since it started but the Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency on the case, Partington said.

The Sheriff’s Office does plan for emergencies, but searches of this magnitude are difficult to plan for.

“It’s like a 100-year storm,” Partington said. “It’s just something you have to cope with. We do have money, but this is an extraordinary event.”

Asked how the agents keep the morale up, when so many people question if Adji is still alive, Smith said that it comes with the job.

“You always train for the things that you don’t want to happen. We didn’t want this to happen, but we’re trained for it, we’re prepared for it ... we know what our mission is — our mission is to bring Adji home and we intend to do so,” Smith said. “Whether or not we bring him home immediately, a few days later, a month later or a year later, we are going to finish this case.”

Smith said people have asked how long it would take for the Sheriff’s Office to make Adji’s case a “cold case.”

He said that wouldn’t happen.

“Cold case is a TV term, this case will always be an open case,” said Smith. “We will always search for Adji.”

Staff writers Ryan Mills and Aisling Swift contributed to this report.

- - -

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is asking for volunteers to help in the search for 6-year-old Adji Desir. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, citizen volunteers are asked to go to Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. 1st St.

Volunteers will be asked to distribute the fliers with Adji’s information in their own communities or locations of their choice.

Representatives familiar with Collier, Lee and Hendry counties will be on hand to suggest possible locations and offer assistance. Maps of all three counties will be on display. Volunteers are asked to bring identification.

- - -

Timeline of events in the search for Adji:

Saturday

5 p.m. — Family members realize 6-year-old Adji Desir is missing from his grandmother’s Farm Worker Village home at 814 Grace St., Immokalee. Adji was wearing blue shorts and a blue T-shirt with yellow stripes when he disappeared.

7 p.m. — Family members call Collier County Sheriff’s Office after a 2-hour search.

7:42 p.m. — Deputies respond, begin searching Farm Worker Village and surrounding woods with bloodhounds, ATVs, on horseback, and in a helicopter. The first neighborhood canvass is conducted.

Sunday

8 a.m. — Command post implemented in Farm Worker Village. Lt. Thomas B. Smith named incident commander. More than 150 officers conduct ground search within a quarter mile of Farm Worker Village.

4 p.m. — Adji’s mother, grandmother and stepfather speak to media.

6 p.m. — Search reined in for the night. Sheriff’s Office’s helicopter continues search using infrared technology.

Monday

8 a.m. — Search expanded to 4-square mile perimeter, assisted by hundreds of law enforcement officers from across South Florida.

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. — Community volunteers begin canvassing Immokalee, handing out fliers with Adji’s photo, which are printed in English, Spanish and Creole.

6 p.m. — Search again reined in for the night. Seminole Police helicopter continues search from the sky.

8:45 p.m. — Case makes national news when Lt. Smith appears on Nancy Grace program on CNN Headline News.

Tuesday

8 a.m. — Search perimeter expands to 12 miles.

10 a.m. - Noon — Community volunteers again called out to pass out fliers door-to-door.

3 p.m. — Collier County Sheriff’s Office clears family members as suspects in Adji’s disappearance, including his biological father, who remains in Haiti.

8:45 p.m. — Smith appears again on CNN, says investigation is pointing more towards “someone being responsible for removing (Adji) from the village.”

Wednesday

8 a.m. — Search perimeter remains at 12 miles. Investigators conduct a comprehensive neighborhood canvass, contacting every resident in Farm Worker Village.

2 p.m. — Collier Sheriff Kevin Rambosk addresses media, presenting an overview of steps taken to date.

4 p.m. — Investigators begin combing through all the garbage collected over the week in Immokalee.

5 p.m. — Local businessman Del Ackerman offers $3,000 reward for Adji’s safe return, in addition to $2,500 offered by Collier County Housing Authority and $1,000 offered by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.

Thursday

8 a.m. — Search perimeter expands to 16 miles. Investigators conduct a comprehensive search of Lake Trafford and Immokalee.

2 p.m. — Adji’s mother and stepfather give an update on their family’s status and how they’re all holding up.

5 p.m. — Collier County Lt. Tom Smith, the incident commander, addresses media, presenting an overview of the day’s search.

- - -

Staff writers Ryan Mills and Aisling Swift contributed to this report.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 16, 2009, 08:33:52 AM

RAW VIDEO: Officials Search Water for Adji

<a href="http://www.naplesnews.com/videos/detail/raw-video-officials-search-water-adji">RAW VIDEO: Officials search water for Adji</a> (http://<a href="http://www.naplesnews.com/videos/detail/raw-video-officials-search-water-adji">RAW VIDEO: Officials search water for Adji</a>)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 16, 2009, 08:34:30 AM
Interview with Adji's Parents

<a href="null/videos/detail/interview-adji-desirs-parents">Interview with Adji Desir's parents</a> (http://<a href="null/videos/detail/interview-adji-desirs-parents">Interview with Adji Desir's parents</a>)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 16, 2009, 08:35:55 AM
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Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: dejasade on January 16, 2009, 09:54:42 AM
Any news from last night or this morning yet??
praying for this poor child..


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Today on January 16, 2009, 01:22:46 PM
Hope they find Adji soon!!!!!!!!1


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on January 16, 2009, 03:46:18 PM
Is it possible that someone has heard about the Caylee case and decided to make money by taking this little boy???


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: perriwinkle on January 16, 2009, 04:21:40 PM
I am broken hearted by this story.  Someone knows something!  I feel like he is being hidden away somewhere.  Maybe in a basement.  Somewhere the police might not know about.  This little boy was vulnerable and it makes me very frightened that someone knew that and took advantage of it.  I am praying that this comes to an end soon.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Shan1628 on January 16, 2009, 05:46:29 PM
I completely agree with you, Perriwinkle.  I dont think that he wandered off.  I think someone who knew him took advantage of his disability.  I am praying for his safe return and I pray it is soon.  Dolce, you are such a sweetheart, helping with whatever you can, your husband for searching and your father as well.  Praying for all.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 16, 2009, 08:00:48 PM
Just a passing thought that I had today while visiting with some friends in FL Fish & Wild Life and family in LE who have been helping with the search for Adji. 
If he was taken, he was taken by someone who knew him and knew the area.  Someone who would not stick out to the other children playing and adults sitting on their front patios.  Someone who knew enough about Adji to know that he would yell "Help" or scream, because he did not feel threatened let alone his undeveloped speach.
The window from 5:15 when his grandmother allowed him to go play to 7:30 when his stepfather was not able to find him gives a huge window of oportunity for someone who knew enough about this child to make a move.
MOO


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 16, 2009, 08:05:35 PM
Just a passing thought that I had today while visiting with some friends in FL Fish & Wild Life and family in LE who have been helping with the search for Adji. 
If he was taken, he was taken by someone who knew him and knew the area.  Someone who would not stick out to the other children playing and adults sitting on their front patios.  Someone who knew enough about Adji to know that he would'nt  yell "Help" or scream, because he did not feel threatened let alone his undeveloped speach.
The window from 5:15 when his grandmother allowed him to go play to 7:30 when his stepfather was not able to find him gives a huge window of oportunity for someone who knew enough about this child to make a move.
MOO
::SELF EDIT::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on January 16, 2009, 08:41:34 PM
Just a passing thought that I had today while visiting with some friends in FL Fish & Wild Life and family in LE who have been helping with the search for Adji. 
If he was taken, he was taken by someone who knew him and knew the area.  Someone who would not stick out to the other children playing and adults sitting on their front patios.  Someone who knew enough about Adji to know that he would'nt  yell "Help" or scream, because he did not feel threatened let alone his undeveloped speach.
The window from 5:15 when his grandmother allowed him to go play to 7:30 when his stepfather was not able to find him gives a huge window of oportunity for someone who knew enough about this child to make a move.
MOO
::SELF EDIT::

Dolce, this was my first thought also.  This case really tugs on my heart strings.  I think because my mom has worked in the field with the mentally disabled and handicapped for most her life so I have a soft spot for them.

Ughhh, I wish there was someway I could help   ::MonkeyWaa::

Thank you so much for all the updates - we really appreciate them as well as what your family is doing!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 16, 2009, 08:50:03 PM
Just wanted to add this little note...the CCSO is exhausting every possible possibility in this case.  They have gone through mounds of trash, swam & examined alligator infested waters, searched the swamps, and we have been kept up each night with the choppers circling the outer areas (which brings them to my neighborhood here which is a good 12-15 miles from Immokalee and the CCSO substation is less than a quarter mile from our neighborhood)...they have been flying for hours upon hours till 3am searching the wooded areas for this child.
We have 3 neighbors who are CCSO'ers and they have been working all hours of the day in search of Adji and you can see it written on their faces each day the disappointment and upset when nothing is found.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Pebbles on January 16, 2009, 09:25:22 PM
Just a passing thought that I had today while visiting with some friends in FL Fish & Wild Life and family in LE who have been helping with the search for Adji. 
If he was taken, he was taken by someone who knew him and knew the area.  Someone who would not stick out to the other children playing and adults sitting on their front patios.  Someone who knew enough about Adji to know that he would'nt  yell "Help" or scream, because he did not feel threatened let alone his undeveloped speach.
The window from 5:15 when his grandmother allowed him to go play to 7:30 when his stepfather was not able to find him gives a huge window of oportunity for someone who knew enough about this child to make a move.
MOO
::SELF EDIT::
This is what I've been really worried about since he hasn't been found yet. I wouldn't think he could have wandered off so far that he wouldn't have been found by now.  It is great to hear how many searchers are involved looking for Adji.  I really feel so badly for his family. I just hope and pray he is still alive.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Today on January 17, 2009, 07:40:47 AM
Just wanted to add this little note...the CCSO is exhausting every possible possibility in this case.  They have gone through mounds of trash, swam & examined alligator infested waters, searched the swamps, and we have been kept up each night with the choppers circling the outer areas (which brings them to my neighborhood here which is a good 12-15 miles from Immokalee and the CCSO substation is less than a quarter mile from our neighborhood)...they have been flying for hours upon hours till 3am searching the wooded areas for this child.
We have 3 neighbors who are CCSO'ers and they have been working all hours of the day in search of Adji and you can see it written on their faces each day the disappointment and upset when nothing is found.
Pray that Adji will be found and that the searchers have the strength to continue on.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: sharon on January 17, 2009, 07:46:33 AM
Dolce I very much appreciate your updates.

There is no mention or coverage of this at all down here in Miami-Dade ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: seeking volunteers to help find Adji Desir
Post by: Today on January 17, 2009, 08:12:55 AM
Help Sought In Search For Missing Boy, 6
POSTED: Saturday, January 17, 2009

 (http://www.clickorlando.com/news/18501766/detail.html)
IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- A southwest Florida sheriff's office is seeking volunteers to help find a 6-year-old boy who's been missing for a week.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office said Adji Desir disappeared from a migrant farm worker village in Immokalee Jan. 10 after he went outside to play. The sheriff's office is asking for volunteers to come to an Immokalee park Saturday to pick up fliers they can distribute in their own communities.

Hundreds of volunteers searched this week for the boy, who authorities said is developmentally disabled and has the mental capacity of a 2-year-old. The FBI has assigned special agents to help with the investigation.

Immokalee is southeast of Fort Myers.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Pebbles on January 17, 2009, 04:30:37 PM
I'm praying that Adji is found today.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Riley on January 17, 2009, 06:32:52 PM
Has there been any news?  Anything more the searchers have to go on?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 17, 2009, 08:08:35 PM
IMMOKALEE — It’s a community that’s been at the center of national media reports since 6-year-old Adji Desir went missing last weekend in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee.

But what is Farm Worker Village?

To outsiders it’s just government-subsidized housing.

Yet to the community’s residents, it’s home and a safe haven.

“It’s a neighborhood,” said Jean Blanchard, 42, a resident of the village for eight years. “It’s a community.”

Opened in 1974 as farm labor housing, Farm Worker Village has grown from the 150 original units in the first phase of construction to 641 units spread through five phases. The last homes were built in 2001.

And no, the village isn’t a hotbed for illegal immigrants. (Much of Immokalee is though given the lower rates and the farms, which is a concern.)

Renters at Farm Worker Village, which is operated by the Collier County Housing Authority in Immokalee, must be citizens or permanent residents. Legal temporary guest workers aren’t allowed to live there.

And that helps strengthen the feeling of community. That feeling was evident one day late last week as kids played along Chadwick Circle in the village.

Among them were Blanchard’s three boys, Junior, 11; Ernesto, 9; and Ted, 4.

The youngest arrived from Haiti on Monday with Blanchard’s wife, Marie, 40, after years of going through the legal immigration process.

Blanchard’s relief and happiness were evident as he described what a normal weekday would be like for his kids.

Homework will get done right after school, he said, and only after the work is done can they have some fun.

“My wife does not play,” Blanchard said with a grin.

Through the eight years he’s lived in the U.S., all in Collier County, Blanchard said the connection felt by residents has remained the same in Immokalee and at the village.

“I don’t think I want to go anywhere else,” Blanchard said.

Blanchard’s next-door neighbor, Camilo Martinez, moved in five months ago with his family.

The move was like coming home, said Martinez, 37.

Born in Naples, and raised in Immokalee, Martinez said the moment he got his driver license he’d drive over to the village to visit friends and family.

He agreed with Blanchard in saying that the “neighborhood feeling” has not changed.

“We all know all our neighbors,” Martinez said.

Both said Adji’s disappearance has shaken the community and that it’s not a reflection of how the community has been all these years.

“This has never happened,” Martinez said of security for village residents.

But like other areas of Collier County, Farm Worker Village has changed in recent years.

Esmeralda Serrata, the Collier County Housing Authority’s executive director, said the village has undergone changes during the past 8 to 10 years.

“The biggest change we’ve seen is the demographics of our population,” said Serrata, who has been with the agency for 20 years. “Now we serve a larger percentage of Haitian Creole families.”

When it opened nearly 35 years ago, the majority of the population living in the housing was of Hispanic origin, which included Mexicans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, Puerto Ricans and others.

What hasn’t changed, however, is the bond the residents feel.

Serrata said the village has maintained a sense of family as it has grown— something the development shares with Immokalee.

“There is a sense of community,” said Serrata, who smiled as she called the village close-knit. “They all live here, they all live close by and they know that they have to live together.”

And many former village residents still maintain ties to their old stomping grounds.

“A lot of families have transitioned and have gone on to home ownership,” Serrata said. “But there’s always some connection to the people that lived here.”

In the morning, it’s not uncommon to spot village residents giving each other a ride to work or into town ... it’s just what they do.

Another typical sight occurs when Village Oaks Elementary starts and ends its school day across the road from the village.

Throngs of neighborhood kids make their way to and from the school, slightly somber in the morning and more laughingly in the afternoon.

Overall, Serrata said, there’s a common feeling of respect and humbleness among the village residents.

It’s something else that makes the community stand out, she said.

“There’s a sense of appreciation,” Serrata said, adding that many of the village’s residents have come from difficult situations in their native lands, including the political and economic turmoil in Haiti. “They’re just thankful. What’s important to us is not necessarily important to them.”

Barbara Mainster, executive director of the Redlands Christian Migrant Association, said the professional make-up of the village’s population also has changed.

“It has changed in that there are more seasonal farm workers there instead of migrant workers,” Mainster said in an interview Friday. “There’s a lot of packing house workers.”

The association has two separate day-care centers in the community, the first of which opened in 1975, Mainster said.

“They’re hard-working families,” Mainster said. “It’s really a neighborhood community, that’s why this has been so shocking.”

Serrata echoed that sentiment and added that a lot of the village’s families never before had to worry about their children’s safety.

That changed when news of Adji’s disappearance spread through the development.

As of week’s end, the search for Adji continued.

“Everyone is fearful,” Serrata said.

But through it all, Serrata said the residents have come together to help the authorities try to find one of their own.

“It’s a member of the community,” Serrata said. “It’s personal to them.”



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 17, 2009, 08:18:04 PM
Interactive Map set up by NAPLES NEWS in order for those familiar with the area to edit the map leaving blue points of interest such as craw spaces, abandoned houses or buildings...you know the places that a child could hide or be hidden.  The blue diamonds are areas that have been searched, as you can see the areas have expanded with each passing day.

http://www.naplesnews.com/thesearchforadji/ (http://www.naplesnews.com/thesearchforadji/)

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Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 17, 2009, 08:21:51 PM
There is a make-shift memorial for Adji set up in Immokalee with well wishes of a safe return home.  I will be going there tomorrow to leave a poster for him.  If you would like me to add your words of well wishes please send me an email of what you would like to say to Adji and/or his family and I am happy to add it nicely to the poster.  :)
Email is in my profile, so no need to bother Klaas asking for it, its available for anyone who needs to reach me.
TIA


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: perriwinkle on January 17, 2009, 08:53:19 PM
This story is breaking my heart.  I used to teach Special Ed for k-2 grades.(before kids).  This little guy would have been one of mine.  I pray for his safety and his homecoming.  I pray for his mommy and step dad and grandma especially, as he was in her charge at the time.  May Jesus protect him. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: islandmonkey on January 17, 2009, 09:11:49 PM
There is a make-shift memorial for Adji set up in Immokalee with well wishes of a safe return home.  I will be going there tomorrow to leave a poster for him.  If you would like me to add your words of well wishes please send me an email of what you would like to say to Adji and/or his family and I am happy to add it nicely to the poster.  :)
Email is in my profile, so no need to bother Klaas asking for it, its available for anyone who needs to reach me.
TIA



Dolce~I am so impressed with your tenacity finding Adji.........Please pass my prayers along. IM

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Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 17, 2009, 09:19:42 PM
Thank you guys.  I just checked my profile and made sure that my email is available for those who want to send their wishes.  I will note your IM and Perri. 
Its been a long day for me so far, my hubs was taken to the emergency room for poison ivy as it had made its way into an open wound he recieved in the search.  He was given a shot and antibiotics and steroids, was told he has a staff infection on top of the poison ivy within his system.  We were not aware of his deathly allergic status against PI...given these types of elements I am in constant prayer for Adji and wish him to come home soon. 
America's Most Wanted is to air the search for Adji tonight on the show.  The public attention is awesome! 
Again thanks everyone for thier prayers, this family is one that greatly apreciates all of the help, they are not one ounce like the Anthonys.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: no rose colored glasses on January 17, 2009, 09:29:22 PM
Thank you guys.  I just checked my profile and made sure that my email is available for those who want to send their wishes.  I will note your IM and Perri. 
Its been a long day for me so far, my hubs was taken to the emergency room for poison ivy as it had made its way into an open wound he recieved in the search.  He was given a shot and antibiotics and steroids, was told he has a staff infection on top of the poison ivy within his system.  We were not aware of his deathly allergic status against PI...given these types of elements I am in constant prayer for Adji and wish him to come home soon. 
America's Most Wanted is to air the search for Adji tonight on the show.  The public attention is awesome! 
Again thanks everyone for thier prayers, this family is one that greatly apreciates all of the help, they are not one ounce like the Anthonys.
I am so upset that little Adji has not been found yet. I'm sorry that your husband had such a reaction to poison ivy, I have many allergies, and know how horrible allergic reactions to different things can be. You have done so much trying to help find Adji, but you need to take care of yourself, I'm sorry if I sound like a mother, but I am, so please try to relax some and take care. Mary


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 17, 2009, 09:38:12 PM
Thank you NRCG, I am making the poster to leave at the memorial, and then going to continue my support of this case from the computer for a bit, living vicariously through my father and LE neighbors who are nice enough to indulge my need for info (the kind that is tell-able).
Its about Adji, and I am so excited that this story is getting the attention it deserves.  I hope that whoever has taken him, if that is the case, comes forward and gives the child back to his family.
Two little girls made the news last night giving their account of their last sights of Adji walking down the street towards one of the bridges over a canal.  Much of the waters and lakes have been searched by boats and FFAWL. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Kat_Gram on January 17, 2009, 09:40:24 PM
My prayers to you and your hubby also Dolce.
And to all the searchers.
I also hold a positive though that this boy is found safe and sound. May the grace of God be with the community and his family.
Thank you for the updates. Take care of your loved ones Dolce.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: joesamas mama on January 17, 2009, 09:56:44 PM
Dolce, I know you have your plate full, so I would like to tell you that you are an awesome woman. Babies on the way, siblings, a husband, etc. I don't know how you do it.

THANK YOU for what you have done for this poor little boy. I wish I lived around there, I would go look for the poor lamb myself. I pray for him and his family every night. Breaks my heart.  ::MonkeyWaa::

Thanks for all you and your family and LE are doing for this baby.

JSM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: islandmonkey on January 17, 2009, 10:03:45 PM
Thank you guys.  I just checked my profile and made sure that my email is available for those who want to send their wishes.  I will note your IM and Perri. 
Its been a long day for me so far, my hubs was taken to the emergency room for poison ivy as it had made its way into an open wound he recieved in the search.  He was given a shot and antibiotics and steroids, was told he has a staff infection on top of the poison ivy within his system.  We were not aware of his deathly allergic status against PI...given these types of elements I am in constant prayer for Adji and wish him to come home soon. 
America's Most Wanted is to air the search for Adji tonight on the show.  The public attention is awesome! 
Again thanks everyone for thier prayers, this family is one that greatly apreciates all of the help, they are not one ounce like the Anthonys.

Dolce~make sure hubby follows thru on ALL the antibiotics, staph infections can become VERY serious, and you and the babes need to take it easy. Don't overdo anything. I know you are such a compassionate monkey and it's hard to say no, but just take good care of yourself and family. You, your family, Adji and his are in my prayers.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Kat_Gram on January 17, 2009, 10:05:22 PM
I was reading Rob's post and was reminded of Jessica Lunsford. Close to the home.
It was a Saturday. Have they interviewed the families there as to who had relatives or friends visit that weekend ? Someone who used to live there recently who wouldn't stick out ?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Pebbles on January 17, 2009, 10:57:44 PM
Dolce, Thanks for the updates on Adji.  I'm still praying that Adji is brought home safely.  Also I'm adding your DH to my prayers for a fast recovery.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: blurrymonkey on January 18, 2009, 12:28:30 AM
I had a few things to ask about this sweet boy and the situation, but I am too tired to write anymore.

My heart hurts for them and I wish I could do something (but I am so far away).  I'll try to catch up tomorrow, but for now I want to say THANKS to Dolce (and family), Rob, and others doing their best to bring Adji back to his family.  May we all continue to pray for a happy resolution.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: higherhopes on January 18, 2009, 01:27:06 AM
I had so hoped that poor little Adji would be found by now. My prayers are with his family, and I hope that tomorrow is the day he is brought home. This is so sad!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on January 18, 2009, 09:42:32 AM
Naples Daily News (Florida)
 
January 18, 2009 Sunday
Naples Daily News Edition 
 
A week later, the search for missing Adji, 6, continues, new initiatives begin
 
A week after 6-year-old Adji Desir went missing in Immokalee, more than 50,000 fliers were distributed by the U.S. Postal Service and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and he was featured on the television program "America's Most Wanted."

The search for Adji took a new direction Saturday with the help of local, state and national partners, Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said during a press conference at the Immokalee Community Park.

Saturday night, the 9 p.m. FOX network show "America's Most Wanted" hosted by John Walsh had a segment scheduled on the search for Adji, a mentally handicapped child.

Through the national U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service's "Deliver Me Home" program, residents in Lehigh Acres, LaBelle, Immokalee, and elsewhere in eastern Collier County, Hendry and Lee counties received fliers Saturday.

Other partners joining the effort Saturday included the Missing Children center's Team Adam and Louisiana-based Web code Amber Alert ticker, which can be downloaded to personal Web sites or desktops as a news feed ticker that displays active amber alerts.

Linda Spagnoli, co-founder of Code Amber, said the Amber ticker reached more than 400,000 Web sites and personal desktops within the first hour.

Also on Saturday, a contingent of residents and law enforcement officers once again swept Immokalee and across Southwest Florida in search of the boy.

"We are hoping that today's search will be significant," Collier County Lt. Thomas Smith, who is heading up the search, said at a morning press conference.

A new group of 250 deputies searched a three-quarter mile radius of Adji's home.

Smith said officials also would be looking at sex offenders throughout Southwest Florida.

Adji disappeared last Saturday night from outside his grandmother's Farm Worker Village home at 814 Grace St. after he went outside to play.

"I'm crying every day. I don't ever sleep. I'm waiting for God's answer. I know that he will send my child back," Adji's mother, Marie Nadia, 36, said in Creole during a press conference Saturday.

Adji's mother, stepfather and grandfather, with the help from Collier County Sheriff's Office translator Nymphgamey Oboute, thanked deputies and noted the community support from Miami and Naples to Fort Myers and Tampa. She also thanked the media during the press conference.

Adji's grandmother, Jesula Thebaud, said she was asking God for faith and courage.

"Jesus will find him so the police can see him," Thebaud, 55, said in Creole.

Tips from the community are still the agency's best hope for finding Adji, Rambosk said.

The command center at Farm Worker Village will relocate to the Immokalee sheriff's substation, where there is more support for running databases. Investigators have 168 leads.

Rambosk said they still have no evidence that he was abducted, but the sheriff understands that it could be a possibility.

"We are looking for a positive outcome," Rambosk said. "We do believe that he's still alive, but unfortunately there's no information to support that."

Because of that, the agency has been conducting dual investigations all week, exploring both possibilities.

Deputies have searched all surrounding areas three to four times, Rambosk said.

Once again, community residents joined in the search Saturday by picking up fliers at the park and distributing them.

Fort Myers resident Ashley Medinis traveled to Immokalee to pick up some fliers, which she planned to distribute at a Fort Myers Publix and Walgreens.

Despite officials not having any new information on Adji after one week, Medinis said there still is hope.

"It's just so sad," said Medinis, 30, the mother of three children, ages 5, 4, and 3.

On Saturday, as emergency workers searched for the boy, 150 people joined in the search, collecting and distributing 13,500 fliers.

Among hundreds of volunteers were Farm Worker Village residents Marie Moster; her daughter, Asheline Tira; and friends, Sezutte Albert and Izancia Albert.

They spent the morning walking along roads, including Doak Avenue, Eighth Street South, Colorado Avenue and near the Immokalee Produce Center on New Market Road East, handing fliers to residents.

"It could have been any race. I help because the cops have been looking one week and I wanted to help," said Asheline, 11, who translated into English for her mother, who spoke Creole.

The family has been praying for his safe return, every night since the boy went missing.

Nearly everyone who received a flier from the group knew about Adji's disappearance.

North Naples residents Beatriz Mesidor traveled to the Immokalee Community Park to get some fliers and join the effort to find the boy.

"We just wanted to help out in the community because it can happen to anyone," she said.

Mesidor, who is Haitian, planned to distribute the fliers at Naples and Fort Myers churches.

Later in the evening, deputies spent four hours passing out fliers to vehicles traveling north and southbound on State Road 29, in front of Farm Workers Village.

There is currently a $23,500 Crime Stoppers award and a $10,000 reward from the FBI being offered for information that leads to Adji's return.

Adji fliers with a photograph and description in English, Spanish and Creole are available for print at the Collier County Sheriff's Office Web site at www.colliersheriff.org.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for help in the search by printing copies of the flier and posting them in various communities. 
http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100020825&docId=l:912650216&start=3


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 18, 2009, 10:50:07 AM
I just spoke to the FBI office in Tampa. They claim Adji has been found.

Father / Step Father arrested??? Agent not sure who was arrested, says it's father figure.

Agent claims this is solved. I am waiting for more info.

Adji appears to be alive.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 18, 2009, 10:57:58 AM
Sheriff's office say he has not been located.

FBI had another Amber alert this morning and they thought I was talking about that child. That boy has been found. Adji still missing.

Sorry to get everyone's hopes up.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 18, 2009, 10:58:05 AM
I just spoke to the FBI office in Tampa. They claim Adji has been found.

Father / Step Father arrested??? Agent not sure who was arrested, says it's father figure.

Agent claims this is solved. I am waiting for more info.

Adji appears to be alive.


Rob this would be wonderfull!!!!!!  I am making a few phone calls now to see if I can verify as I have not yet heard this, just returned home from Mass.

Father figure?  WOW!  All I can say is my husband was suspicious of his step-father, but we did not assume nor am I going to jump to any conclusions here.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 18, 2009, 11:01:33 AM
Sheriff's office say he has not been located.

FBI had another Amber alert this morning and they thought I was talking about that child. That boy has been found. Adji still missing.

Sorry to get everyone's hopes up.
::MonkeyWaa::
No worries.  I am glad I refreshed and re-read before making my calls.  I am still going to call and see what updates from todays searches I can get, I know that more law enforcement has joined the search and they are toughening things up bit, putting a little more tightening on the screws of those offenders within the areas....not sure what that all means, just what I heard and now read...it appears to be common knowledge.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Rob on January 18, 2009, 11:17:46 AM
Maybe I should tell you the reason I called the FBI this morning.

A few nights ago I was watching Nancy and someone on said that the nearest sex offender was .9 miles away. Yes, point niner. I knew that was wrong and I know Alberto Luis Reveron is located in the village. Or, at least he was the last time the site was updated. I know that these sites are updated often and offenders can not move unless they have permission or they become absconders and an ABP is sent out on them immediately. When I saw that the nearest offender was referred to as being .9 miles away I can only assume (I know not to do that) that the info came from the police and they may have missed that. Reporters rarely make that type of info known unless it comes from a police source.

So, as I waited and watched what was happening, like all of you, I wanted to make sure that this person was interviewed and known. So, I first called the sheriff's office and gave them his info. About an hour went by and I decided to be proactive and not reactive and I called the FBI office in Tampa to make sure they also knew of this offender.

As I was getting ready to tell the agent about the former offender, he just pipes up and says Ohhhh, don't worry, he's been found! I said Whaaa?? he HAS? The agent then tells me that the step-father or father has been arrested. At first I thought PRAISE GOD!!... he has answered my prayer.

It all seemed to fit the scenario here, as there is a step-father in Adji's case. I then made the post and said I would wait for more info. So, I decided to call the sheriff's office again and the officer said Adji has not been found.

I called the FBI back and the agent then told me about the other missing boy and the amber alert.

Sometimes even the FBI makes a mistake and thinks you are talking about a specific scenario or person.

Well, to make this long story just a little bit more condensed, I have told the FBI about Reveron and they are going to check it now.

++

anyway, I hope that explains what happened in a little better light. I am going to take a some time off from MPs to concentrate on some other things, and if anyone needs to reach me, Klaas has my email and so do many others.

Take care for now and I will see you all again.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 18, 2009, 11:18:40 AM
I have been told that searchers are still scouring the areas within a 14 mile radius of Farm Workers Village by volunteers, LE, and FFWL.  A special unit within CCSO is currently still conducting "interviews" with those known offenders AND will follow up with those who have records of others with a history of crime.  Counselors have been brought in this week to meet with families and children of the neighborhood, this is to both help with grief and fear, but to also see if any new information can be found out from the final hours that children and adults may have seen Adji. 
The memorial set up for Adji has tripled in size, fliers are still available for anyone who wishes to pick some up and pass them out in an area of your choosing. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 18, 2009, 11:25:43 AM
Rob, I had printed out your informative posts, highlighted the names, and gave them along with the link to SM to 3 CCSOers and 2 LCSOers.  I am not sure if this was something that they knew, but each of them took it with thanks.  Of course this was back when they were still searching the grounds, but I have to believe that they did read what you had written.  I hope that they are tracking down each of those on your list and on their list.  This community is truely living in fear right now.
I am getting ready to go out to Immokalee to leave the memorial poster, I will see if I can get any further info.  I do know that vehicles leaving the area are still being searched.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sassycat on January 18, 2009, 01:53:04 PM
I'm sad that Adji hasn't been found yet.  I continue to pray that he'll be found soon, and that he's ok.   
Thanks for the updates.  Make sure you take care of yourself and your hubby, Dolce.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on January 18, 2009, 02:50:17 PM
Rob and Little One, I am sorry you are leaving, but I am sure whatever you endeavor, it will be the right path for you.  In my Prayers.  A1


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 18, 2009, 04:08:16 PM
I have taken photos, not of the searchers, but of areas around Adji's home, the city, and places that have already been searched to post them here for you all.  I wanted everyone to have an idea of the area through pictures that are not mainstream media.  I did not go inside of Farmer Workers Village and snap shots due to the investigation and the privacy of those working it and those living within that community.  I will post the pictures in my next post.  Please continue to pray for Adji's safe return and his families peace of mind.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 18, 2009, 05:33:23 PM
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Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 18, 2009, 05:37:31 PM
The picture of the cars parked within the fenced-in area are those of the searchers.  They are parking here (which is across from the Casino) and being bussed to various locations to help search for Adji.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Stacey on January 18, 2009, 05:52:16 PM
Thank you Dolce for all the pictures I hope they find little Adji soon I hope he is alive and well
God Bless


monkey hugs to all


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on January 18, 2009, 06:33:42 PM
http://www.winknews.com/news/top/37790924.html

Ground search for Adji to end Sunday
By WINK News

Story Created: Jan 18, 2009 at 10:19 AM EST

Story Updated: Jan 18, 2009 at 2:03 PM EST

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - The massive ground search for missing six-year-old Adji Desir will end Sunday. The Collier County Sheriff's Office will now switch to a "task force" style investigation starting Sunday afternoon.

Currently the headquarters for the investigation has been in the Immoaklee Farm Workers Village, where Adji lives. The headquarters will now be moved to the Collier County Sheriff's Office Substation in Immokalee.

Investigators will be changing their focus to primarily following-up on tips in the investigation, versus the ground search of the area where Adji lives and was last seen.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: leslee on January 18, 2009, 07:01:57 PM
Dolce Rob and others good work and lets keep Adji in our prayers! A couple of things jumped out at me.
1) What time did grandma let Adji out to play 5:15? and his dad came home 15 minutes later and they started looking until 7:30 when LE was called? Yet he WAS noticed by neighborhood kids who did not notice anyone. Dolce I think your dad is right the chameleon blended in.
2) How many of those sex offenders speake Creole? I am thinking he may have gone silently with someone who spoke his language if they told him grandma sent me to get you or some such. I think the offender speaks Creole too otherwise kids would have heard him cry. What about American Sign Language? Does he know that? Even basic motioning signs someone could have observed him using?

This offender choose this boy because of his weakness I guess thats why they call them predators ughh. This is so sad. I live in a small town where children are left out to play all the time. The saying" it takes a village to raise a child " is true. If I saw something a child was doing wrong I would confront him and his parents, this sounds like the same type of community everyone watches out for everyone. I pray he is found alive some where, thank you for keeping us updated.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Pebbles on January 18, 2009, 07:03:00 PM
Dolce, thanks for all the pics you took of the area.  I really hate to hear that Adji wasn't located today, and that the search is being discontinued.  I'll be praying that Adji will be found safe and very soon. I can't imagine the sadness his family is going through now.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: no rose colored glasses on January 18, 2009, 07:14:45 PM
Dolce Rob and others good work and lets keep Adji in our prayers! A couple of things jumped out at me.
1) What time did grandma let Adji out to play 5:15? and his dad came home 15 minutes later and they started looking until 7:30 when LE was called? Yet he WAS noticed by neighborhood kids who did not notice anyone. Dolce I think your dad is right the chameleon blended in.
2) How many of those sex offenders speake Creole? I am thinking he may have gone silently with someone who spoke his language if they told him grandma sent me to get you or some such. I think the offender speaks Creole too otherwise kids would have heard him cry. What about American Sign Language? Does he know that? Even basic motioning signs someone could have observed him using?

This offender choose this boy because of his weakness I guess thats why they call them predators ughh. This is so sad. I live in a small town where children are left out to play all the time. The saying" it takes a village to raise a child " is true. If I saw something a child was doing wrong I would confront him and his parents, this sounds like the same type of community everyone watches out for everyone. I pray he is found alive some where, thank you for keeping us updated.
Yes, I tend to agree with you, and also I noticed that someone could jump on the highway very easily before anyone would notice he was gone. So sad, also quite a few bodies of water where he could have wondered and fell in.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: no rose colored glasses on January 18, 2009, 07:16:12 PM
Dolce thanks for the pictures, it certainly gave a better idea of the surroundings in and around his home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Pebbles on January 18, 2009, 07:22:43 PM
Maybe I should tell you the reason I called the FBI this morning.

A few nights ago I was watching Nancy and someone on said that the nearest sex offender was .9 miles away. Yes, point niner. I knew that was wrong and I know Alberto Luis Reveron is located in the village. Or, at least he was the last time the site was updated. I know that these sites are updated often and offenders can not move unless they have permission or they become absconders and an ABP is sent out on them immediately. When I saw that the nearest offender was referred to as being .9 miles away I can only assume (I know not to do that) that the info came from the police and they may have missed that. Reporters rarely make that type of info known unless it comes from a police source.

So, as I waited and watched what was happening, like all of you, I wanted to make sure that this person was interviewed and known. So, I first called the sheriff's office and gave them his info. About an hour went by and I decided to be proactive and not reactive and I called the FBI office in Tampa to make sure they also knew of this offender.

As I was getting ready to tell the agent about the former offender, he just pipes up and says Ohhhh, don't worry, he's been found! I said Whaaa?? he HAS? The agent then tells me that the step-father or father has been arrested. At first I thought PRAISE GOD!!... he has answered my prayer.

It all seemed to fit the scenario here, as there is a step-father in Adji's case. I then made the post and said I would wait for more info. So, I decided to call the sheriff's office again and the officer said Adji has not been found.

I called the FBI back and the agent then told me about the other missing boy and the amber alert.

Sometimes even the FBI makes a mistake and thinks you are talking about a specific scenario or person.

Well, to make this long story just a little bit more condensed, I have told the FBI about Reveron and they are going to check it now.

++

anyway, I hope that explains what happened in a little better light. I am going to take a some time off from MPs to concentrate on some other things, and if anyone needs to reach me, Klaas has my email and so do many others.

Take care for now and I will see you all again.


Thank you for caring enough about this missing little boy to try and help locate him.  It wasn't your fault the FBI gave you the wrong info about Adji. 

I did a search using the grandmother's address to Reveron's address on Mapquest and it shows that he lives .65 mile from the grandmother.  I certainly am thankful that you made sure the police are aware of him. He may be innocent but it doesn't hurt to be sure in a situation like this.

I hope and pray that Adji is found alive.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: bleachedblack on January 18, 2009, 07:26:04 PM
Ground search for Adji called off

Sunday, January 18, 2009
IMMOKALEE — The ground search for Adji Desir will be called off as of 8 p.m. Saturday night and the investigation will continue through tips, said Collier County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jamie Mosbach.

“We are following up on all tips and leads,” she said. “No matter how small or insignificant you think they are, we want to hear them.”

About 200 tips have come in since the 6-year-old boy was reported missing Jan. 10. The Sheriff’s Office has been able to rule out about half of the tips so far, and is still looking through the rest, Mosbach said.

The command center has been moved from the Farm Worker Village where the boy was last seen to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Immokalee substation.

Adji, who has been described as developmentally disabled with the mind of a 2-year-old, disappeared from outside his grandmother’s Farm Worker Village home at 814 Grace St.

In the week since the child’s disappearance, about 30 state, federal and local agencies and more than 1,500 people combed Immokalee’s eight square miles and beyond.

More than 50,000 fliers were distributed by the U.S. Postal Service and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Electronic messaging systems were activated, Mosbach said, as well as reverse 911 calls notifying residents of Adji’s disappearance.

Because there had been no indication of an abduction, such as a description of a suspicious person or vehicle, an Amber Alert could not be issued.

Adji’s case garnered national television attention on crime show “America’s Most Wanted” and CNN’s legal talk show “Nancy Grace.”

Contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477) or the Sheriff’s Office at (239) 793-9300.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/jan/18/ground-search-adji-called/


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on January 18, 2009, 10:18:14 PM
Iam so sorry he is still missing.  I just hope that whomever has him just really needed a little boy and are being so good to him.  Is that too much to wish for.  Dolce, I hope your husband is better.  I know there is a special place in Heaven for people like you all.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 18, 2009, 10:45:10 PM
It is heartbreaking to have them call off the search, but hopefull that they have some good leads and are tightening the ropes to bring this investigation together nicely.  I have faith in our LE and will continue to pray for this grieving family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: higherhopes on January 19, 2009, 01:03:24 AM
I was so praying that this poor child would be found today, I will krrp him my prayers and I really hope LE has some leads that will bring Adji home safe and sound very soon!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Wyks on January 19, 2009, 04:34:15 AM
My heart goes out to Adji's loved ones.   ::MonkeyWaa::

I have some concerns, have read thru all the posts and am curious about the following things: 

There are three very different accounts as to what happened with Adji that day.  Now I realize these differences may come from confusion in early reporting by media, or difficulities in the translation of different languages, or some other difficulty, yet they are *very* different accounts, and that is what concerns me.  Were the differing accounts ever questioned or explained?   Which is the actual story?  These three accounts are taken from the reports given here, in earlier pages:

1. "The Collier County Sheriff's Office says Adji Desir around was last seen leaving his home in Farm Workers Village around 7:15 p.m.  Deputies say Adji was watching television in his bedroom when he told his parents he was going outside to play with friends.  His parents watched him leave the house and go outside.  When they went to check on him a few minutes later he was nowhere to be found. His parents called for help."


2. "The boy’s mother, Marie Nadia, 36, said she came home late Saturday night to find her family members in tears.  She didn’t know what had happened until she arrived at midnight after a long day at work.  “I just really want to have my child back,” she said in Creole.  The boy spent most of Saturday with his grandmother Jesula Thebaud, 55, who lives in the community a few blocks away from Adji’s parents house. Also speaking through the interpreter, Thebaud said Adji came in and out of her house several times, playing with neighborhood friends and eating lunch with her. It wasn’t until Elant arrived to pick up Adji around 5 p.m. Saturday, that the family realized he was missing."


3.  "Adji disappeared last Saturday night from outside his grandmother's Farm Worker Village home at 814 Grace St. after he went outside to play."

----

Here's another concern:

"Investigators have learned that the boy is developmentally disabled and functions on a two-year-old level. The boy has a very limited vocabulary. He knows his name, but can not speak it. He understands Creole, but can not speak it."

Other monkeys have voiced their concern on this too, I puzzle as to why anyone would allow a child with a 2 yr old level of functioning to go outside and play unsupervised!.  I realize that it was answered as to the supposed safe environment with other adults out here and there, yet no adult WAS outside during the afternoon who saw him?  I am still puzzled.

And the children Adji was playing with.  The stepfather said “We saw all the kids except him.  We asked the kids where he went and they didn’t know.”  And yet.... There later we learn there were two little girls who said they last saw Adji walking down the street towards one of the bridges over a canal.  Neither of these girls thought to run for him?  To run for his grandma or tell anyone?   

I don't think it's been said in here yet, and I do not mean to offend anyone reading this with what I am about to say.  I feel it needs to be said.  Perhaps another monkey can enlighten me if I am wrong in my assumptions.

It seems to me, from what all I've read in here so far, that Adji was in and out of his grandma's house playing, and ate lunch with her.  The next time mentioned is around 5 pm when his stepfather arrived to pick him up.  Does this mean the grandmother hadn't seen him AT ALL between lunchtime and 5 pm??    ::MonkeyEek::  If it doesn't mean that, about what time did she last see Adji? 

Also of concern.. I've read reports from LE saying that the family members have been cleared of any suspicion.  I assume, from the reports, that both Adji's mother and stepfather were at work.  This is asked in other cases of missing children, so I'll ask it in this one to, with no intention of offending anyone, just my curiousity.  Is it known if the mother, stepfather and grandmother have all been giving lie-detector tests? 

My heart still goes out to Adji's loved ones.   ::MonkeyWaa::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: nicnic on January 19, 2009, 10:24:22 AM
wyks,
I think you are saying what a lot of others are wondering too! Just to add- if he cannot speak his name, there's no way he told anyone he was going outside..


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: perriwinkle on January 19, 2009, 10:32:55 AM
Wyks and Nicnic-  I totally agree.  These are thoughts I have been having as well. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 19, 2009, 10:36:04 AM
I get the confussion surrounding the accounts of this case.  I must say though that after meeting this family and speaking with them, there is quite a large language barrier between them and I.  Most of our officers in CCSO are not Creol fluent, heck they are taught the common words of Spanish and have to make due.  The need for an interpreter is needed in these situations, and unfortunately from what I understand at first they were using 5 different interpreters until one issued by the county was appointed and arrived on scene, which was during the main interrogation. 
Not playing devils advocate here, there was a LOT of chaos that came with the frantic search for this child, but between trying to understand the accents, the different interpreters, you have to consider that there was a lot of sorting of facts.
I do know that the family has been cleared and are not being looked at by the LE.  As for his not being able to speak, he does know how to speak some words,  but they are very very limited.  He would not talk to a stranger, per his mother. 
I hope that helps shine some light on this situation.  Our media down here RARELY publishes a retraction, so even if there were corrections made by the LE in this case, the newspaper would not correct previous posts, but rather continue moving forward.  If there were a need for investigation into the contradictions of story, the paper would be all over it as well as our news casts..and of course the LE. 
My hubs is still sceptical of the step-dad, he said that the guy just is questionable.  That is only from my hubs account, granted my hubs can meet a person and tell you all about that person within the first 5 mins of having met them, but I think in this case he has his setbacks due to another feeling and vibe he is getting from the step father.
This is all from what I have been told, have seen, and have witnessed first hand.  Hope it helps.  This family, grandmother especially, realizes that they made a mistake in allowing their child to go out side to play, and believe me this grandmother voices her regret and grief.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 19, 2009, 10:41:53 AM
Also wanted to add that there are several different versions of Creol.  Just as we have slang, so do they.  That entire language makes my head spin as they speak very fast, very slurred.  I am fluent in Italian and Spanish, other than that I will just look at you like  ::MonkeyShocked:: .  Now imagine and entire community coming at you speaking this loudly as they are all trying to tell you their different account of what has happened and some even asking you questions.  That is what I saw, and that was on day 2.  Press was there from the get-go, hearing all this, taking notes...so I can see why some things are mixed up.
I have full faith in our LE.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Pebbles on January 19, 2009, 11:05:37 AM
It breaks my heart that poor little Adji hasn't been located yet.  I can understand conflicting news reports.  Even in cases where everyone speaks English, there are conflicting reports between different media reports.

I'm sure that LE has the info they need as far as times he went outside and was last seen.  I just wish that someone would come forward with more details on what happened to him, either a child playing there or any adult in the area at the time.

I'm still praying that dear Adji is found safe and returned to his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: leslee on January 19, 2009, 11:05:55 AM
Also wanted to add that there are several different versions of Creol.  Just as we have slang, so do they.  That entire language makes my head spin as they speak very fast, very slurred.  I am fluent in Italian and Spanish, other than that I will just look at you like  ::MonkeyShocked:: .  Now imagine and entire community coming at you speaking this loudly as they are all trying to tell you their different account of what has happened and some even asking you questions.  That is what I saw, and that was on day 2.  Press was there from the get-go, hearing all this, taking notes...so I can see why some things are mixed up.
I have full faith in our LE.
How frustrating Dolce the language barrier and all. I too have full faith in LE and I am still praying for Adji.... is the step-father giving off a nervous vibe or something that your hubby picked up on? I am sure all LE is trained in body language, that tells SO much more than verbage and there are no language barriers with it  ::MonkeyHaHa::. I pray Adji is found but this is not looking too well. Could the SF have sold him?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: PJ on January 19, 2009, 05:53:45 PM
Also wanted to add that there are several different versions of Creol.  Just as we have slang, so do they.  That entire language makes my head spin as they speak very fast, very slurred.  I am fluent in Italian and Spanish, other than that I will just look at you like  ::MonkeyShocked:: .  Now imagine and entire community coming at you speaking this loudly as they are all trying to tell you their different account of what has happened and some even asking you questions.  That is what I saw, and that was on day 2.  Press was there from the get-go, hearing all this, taking notes...so I can see why some things are mixed up.
I have full faith in our LE.


Thank you Sweet Dolce for all of the information and updates.  I have been following this without logging in but today I must let you know that I am still i Prayer for this frightened family and most of all for Adji.  I hope your hubs suspicion will cause LE to take a closer look at step-dad.  We are given these feelings for a reason!!!

God Bless You, Hubs & Precious Babies
God Bless Adji and all who are involved in his search; all who love him!!!

PJ (Paula :flower:


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: oldfart on January 19, 2009, 10:32:50 PM
Dolce  
Just wanted to say... Thank You

OldF


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on January 20, 2009, 07:55:20 AM
Reward Offered for Missing Florida Boy
Tuesday January 20, 2009
A $10,000 reward has been offered and the FBI has entered the case of a 3-year-old Florida boy who has been missing since January 10. Adji Desir disappeared from outside his grandmother's house in Farmworker's Village in Immokalee while playing with other neighborhood children.
A massive search by up to 150 law enforcement officers using dogs and helicopters has not turned up any clues.

http://crime.about.com/b/2009/01/20/reward-offered-for-missing-florida-boy.htm


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 20, 2009, 08:20:56 AM
Reward Offered for Missing Florida Boy
Tuesday January 20, 2009
A $10,000 reward has been offered and the FBI has entered the case of a 3-year-old Florida boy who has been missing since January 10. Adji Desir disappeared from outside his grandmother's house in Farmworker's Village in Immokalee while playing with other neighborhood children.
A massive search by up to 150 law enforcement officers using dogs and helicopters has not turned up any clues.

http://crime.about.com/b/2009/01/20/reward-offered-for-missing-florida-boy.htm
Additional $23,000 reward was put up by private funders for the safe return of Adji in addition to the reward offered by the FBI.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on January 20, 2009, 08:38:15 AM
Naples Daily News (Florida)
 
January 20, 2009 Tuesday
 
Collier investigators follow up on leads

Investigators for the Collier County Sheriff's Office continued Monday to follow up on leads in the search for a missing Immokalee 6-year-old boy.

Adji Desir, who has been described as developmentally disabled with the mind of a 2-year-old, disappeared Jan. 10, from outside his grandmother's Farm Worker Village home at 814 Grace St.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Karie Partington said investigators are following up on all the leads.

She said there had been additional leads called in, yet the exact number was unknown Monday.

In the week since the child's disappearance, about 30 state, federal and local agencies and more than 1,500 people combed Immokalee's 8 square miles and beyond.

The ground search for the boy was called off Sunday and the investigation will continue through tips.

There is a $23,500 Crime Stoppers award and a $10,000 reward from the FBI being offered for information that leads to Adji's return.

Adji fliers with a photograph and description in English, Spanish and Creole are available for print at the Collier County Sheriff's Office Web site at www.colliersheriff.org.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for help in the search by printing copies of the flier and posting them in various communities.

Report tips to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477) or the Sheriff's Office at (239) 793-9300. 
http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100020825&docId=l:913499281&start=1


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: SunnyinTX on January 20, 2009, 12:03:24 PM
Perhaps this has been answered and I missed it. If he was outside playing with other children did the children see him wander off or anyone around him? And when was he last time the Grandmother checked on him?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 20, 2009, 02:57:53 PM
Perhaps this has been answered and I missed it. If he was outside playing with other children did the children see him wander off or anyone around him? And when was he last time the Grandmother checked on him?
There were 2 girls who came forward and said they last saw Adji walking away from the group down the road, which she motioned towards the bridge over the canal.  Neither of the girls recalled seeing him after that.
The Grandmother claims that she last had spoken to him around 5:30pm when he was coming in and out of the house.  He initially went out to play around 5:20pm.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: perriwinkle on January 20, 2009, 03:19:45 PM
I am still praying for you little Man....


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on January 20, 2009, 10:23:55 PM
I am still praying for you little Man....
I am praying for you too.  I feel you are still alive and someone has you.  They think they love you more than your parents but they are selfish and dont want to give you up.  Praying for God to talk to their hearts and return you to your parents. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Bearlyhere on January 20, 2009, 10:39:36 PM
I have been checking here every chance I get.  Please, God, let this child come home.

I can't help but think how most of the children I know who have disabilities are so drawn to the water.   ::MonkeyWaa::

Is Tim coming?

Dolce, was I hallucinating about you wearing a different outfit looking beautiful today?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on January 20, 2009, 11:10:37 PM
Just stopping in to see if there is any news.  I was out sick all week and am just catching up.  I hope Adji can be found soon.  Dolce ~ thank you for everything you and your family have been doing to find Adji. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 21, 2009, 09:29:42 AM
I have been checking here every chance I get.  Please, God, let this child come home.

I can't help but think how most of the children I know who have disabilities are so drawn to the water.   ::MonkeyWaa::

Is Tim coming?

Dolce, was I hallucinating about you wearing a different outfit looking beautiful today?
I do not believe that Tim was called in on this one, I have given TES's information and contact information to several individuals high up in CCSO as well as to the grandmother of Adji.  (She was most concerned of what it would cost and was shocked when I told her that he did it as a volunteer type thing.)  I am going to assume he has not yet been called as they do not believe that Adji is out in the eliments, but rather has been snatched away.

To give some insight on where this community is located, it is near the corner of 2 main backroad highways, both are traveled most by truckers, and this community thrives on their agriculture and casino, so its heavily traveled by truckers for loads of produce as well as the many different people who frequent the casino.  (I know an odd mix)  This is not a gated community, but it looks more like what some would consider "slums", it is government housing and I think that should pretty much sum it up.

The 2 girls who last noticed Adji said he was walking away from the group by himself, the girls noticed him no more after that.

(Yes Bearly I did change my outfit briefly, then realized it looked pixeled due to it being taken with my friends camera phone - not the best photos)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 21, 2009, 09:36:04 AM
Adji is featured on Nancy Grace's website under "Missing Persons".  Thank you NG for keeping Adji's picture out for public eyes.

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/nancy.grace/


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 21, 2009, 09:39:34 AM
Update Video:

http://www.nbc-2.com/Video/RSSplayer.shtml?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=3351651 (ftp://http://www.nbc-2.com/Video/RSSplayer.shtml?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=3351651)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 21, 2009, 09:41:51 AM
All of this news is somewhat older, but given the events of yesterday with the "changing of the guard", our news stinks......



IMMOKALEE: The week-long search for a missing Immokalee boy is entering a new phase.


The Collier County Sheriff's Office is ending its ground search for 6-year-old Adji Desir.

At 1:00 p.m. Sunday, deputies say they will break down the mobile command unit set up in Immokalee's Farm Worker Village since Adji was last seen there January 10.


"The search is not over. It's just changing its method of operation. We've searched the ground now. We need to search information," says CCSO Lt. Tom Smith.


A task force with officers from the sheriff's office, FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement will take over the investigation into Adji's disappearance, following up on sightings and tips from the public.


Fliers and media coverage, including air time on America's Most Wanted and Nancy Grace, have generated more than 200 tips.

None of the information turned into significant leads for investigators.

Authorities still don't know if Adji was abducted or just wandered off while playing outdoors.


The reward for information that leads to Adji's return is $33,000.

If you'd like to help get the word out about Adji you can print out flyer on your own computer by visiting the Collier County website www.colliersheriff.org.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Bearlyhere on January 21, 2009, 01:15:54 PM
This story just breaks my heart.  Dolce, thank you and your family for keeping it out there.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on January 21, 2009, 06:45:14 PM
Florida-3 Airboat Search and Rescue Team Assists in Search for Missing Immokalee Boy

TAMPA, FL, January 21, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Fifteen members of the Florida-3 Airboat Search and Rescue Team, accompanied by members of the Tampa Bay Search and Rescue Team, assisted the Collier County Sheriff's Department in a 7-day search for six-year old Adji Desir.

The two teams equipped with airboats, all-terrain vehicles, a 6-wheel amphibious unit, side-scan sonar, underwater video cameras, two-way radio communications, satellite mapping and search dogs expended over 750 man-hours in the search.

During the weeklong search, FL-3, under the leadership of Captain Kevin Roderiques and the Tampa Bay Search and Rescue Team searched lakes, canals, marshes, woodlands, farmlands and pastures for any trace of Adji Desir.

Utilizing an amphibious unit, side-scan sonar and underwater cameras, FL-3's marine unit searched 1,500 acre Lake Trafford for the missing boy, while the Tampa Bay Search and Rescue team, other members of the FL-3 Team assisted the Collier County Sheriff's Department deputies in a ground-search on foot, and utilizing all-terrain vehicles.

After an exhausting seven days, with no stone left unturned and many areas having been searched, re-searched and re-searched again, by both humans and scent dogs, the Collier County Sheriff's Department suspended the ground search on Saturday, January 17th pending further developments.

Should further leads develop and assistance is needed, Florida-3 Airboat Search and Rescue is prepared and willing to respond.

Capt. Kevin Roderiques
FL-3 Airboat Search and Rescue
Tampa, Florida

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-rss/florida3-airboat-search-and-rescue-team-assists-in-search-for-missing-immokalee-boy-83960.php


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Pebbles on January 21, 2009, 07:04:48 PM
I'm still praying that Adji is found soon.  This is so heartbreaking that he's been missing this long.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Today on January 22, 2009, 02:50:07 PM
I am just heartbroken that this boy has not been found.  Keeping him in my prayers.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on January 22, 2009, 03:44:05 PM
I'm stopping by to see if there is any news about Adji.  I hope he can be found soon.  My thoughts and prayers go out to you Adji and to your family. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on January 22, 2009, 05:25:52 PM
For Precious Adji
I know you have Angels surrounding You .. Let them Lead you Home - whole and complete as you were ...

http://www.youtube.com/v/V9txzREaNO4&hl=en&fs=1"


My prayers are with You baby and your Family



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: higherhopes on January 22, 2009, 11:26:58 PM
I am still praying that little Adji will be found soon and returned to his family, God Bless this Baby!!!!!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Pebbles on January 23, 2009, 09:31:58 AM
I'm sad to see no news about Adji.  I'm still praying for him and his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on January 23, 2009, 05:41:14 PM
I still feel he is alive and I hope they continue to look for him.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: bleachedblack on January 24, 2009, 12:07:33 AM
Reward to find missing 6-year-old boy


Posted on Friday, 01.23.09
The FBI is contributing $10,000 to the reward being offered for information leading to the recovery of a missing 6-year-old boy who might be in the Miami area, authorities said Friday.

Adji Desir was last seen Jan. 10 playing outside his house in Immokalee. He was wearing a blue-and-yellow T-shirt, blue-and-yellow shorts and black-and-gray sneakers.

Adji is mentally disabled and functions at a 2-year-old level, with very limited vocabulary.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers of Southwest Florida have offered $13,000, bringing the total reward to $23,000.

The FBI has assigned agents to assist with the investigation and deployed the FBI Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team, several behavioral analysis experts, polygraph support and victim witness assistance resources.

Anyone with information should contact the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239-793-9300, the Tampa FBI office at 866-838-1153 (toll free) or the Miami FBI office at 305-944-9101.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/breaking-news/story/869811.html


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: sharon on January 24, 2009, 07:31:42 AM
I have mentioned several times on this thread that there has been NO MENTION of Adjir on our local news here in South Florida. If it were not for Dolce's posts -- I would not have heard about this.

I heard the first mention yesterday on the 6 oclock news.

It was mentioned that LE thought there was a 'possibility' he might be here in Miami.

The only Haitian population larger than Miami is in Haiti. There is an area of Miami known as 'little Haiti' -- and they JUST got around to mentioning it and showing Adji's picture.

January 23rd -- the first mention of this missing child in our area on mainstream TV news.(I would not be aware if there are special tv or radio stations that cater to our Haitian community in patois).

We are less than a 2 hour drive from the area he went missing from -- we have the second largest Haitian population in the world -- and they have shown this story only twice -- both times yesterday January 23.

This was a fundamental ERROR in strategy, imo.  Who is in charge of this case? Local LE? FBI?

This baby is gone for 2 weeks before there is even a mention on the Miami news  ::MonkeyWaa::

I fear the outcome for this child  ::MonkeyWaa:: ::MonkeyWaa::

.






Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Today on January 24, 2009, 02:06:38 PM
No news :(


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on January 24, 2009, 06:48:03 PM
No news :(

Very sad.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 26, 2009, 09:15:29 AM
Unfortunately I have no new news on Adji.  I so wish I did.  I had lunch late afternoon with my family so I took the oportunity to try and pick my fathers brain a bit on the Adji case.  He could not disclose much of anything to me, he gave me his usual speech of protecting the case and the evidence, as that is one of their oathes, among many, that they take. 
I was granted just one tidbit of info, and that was that there have been valid tips given to the LE and that several leads have been and are being persued in the search for Adji. 
I asked point blank, do they believe him to still be alive, the reply that I got was a "yes" with back up explanation that the LE and media made it a point in their coverage to reitterate that Adji is mentally disabled with the mind of a 2 year old and the lack of speech developement. This was done mainly in an attempt to let those that have taken him (if that be the case, which they believe it is) to let them know that they do not have to silence or harm the child.
I hope that this helps given the lack of media exposure and news.  I wish I could have gotten more, but believe me what info I was able to get from my dad is honestly like getting blood from a turnip.
Love you all!  Keep hope alive for Adji!!!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on January 26, 2009, 12:55:21 PM
Thank you Dolce, for bringing the information that you could about little Adji.  It gives us hope. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: SweetMorgan on January 27, 2009, 07:35:21 AM
Hi Dolce,   Little Adji has been in my prayers daily.   I just can't understand why anyone would want to take or harm a child.  It is beyond my comprehension.  Thank God for people like you and people like Tim.  Bless you.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on January 27, 2009, 10:42:46 PM
Dolce, have you seen the family anymore???  When I was in Austin, Ella got away from me and I was so scared, I almost threw up!!!  I cant even imagaine....


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on January 29, 2009, 08:57:00 AM
No I have not seen the family in person any more recent than those 2 days.  My husband and father have though.



http://www.fox4now.com/global/story.asp?s=9750836

New leads in seach for missing 6-year old

Posted: Jan 28, 2009 09:03 PM EST


2,000 copies of a new full page color poster will help get the word out to keep looking for missing Adji Desir. The 6-year old vanished from Farm Workers Village in Immokalee on January 10th. The fliers will go to the East Coast. Haitian communities in Miami and Fort Lauderdale will to post the fliers their neighborhoods.

  Lead Investigator Lt. Tom Smith says, after halting the ground search, now his team is filtering through 500 tips. "We've had tips that cover everything from you need to look in the trunk of a red truck to I've had visions of a house with 666. You have to take each one very seriously."

  What continues to make this case so difficult is direction. Did Adji wander off or did someone take him? Lt. Smith says, "now we are spending time looking at people, at vehicles and doing analytical checks."


  Investigators have re-interviewed the children, some as young as 5-years old, Adji was last seen playing with. Farmer Workers Village only has one way in and one way out. It is very normal for parents to let their kids play outside- even late at night.

  With Adji's developmental disability, he might not be able to explain to someone he is lost or in danger. "Where a child might say, 'this is not my dad' or 'this is not my mom', he might not be able to articulate that," says Lt. Smith

  Collier County Sheriff Office sergeants, patrol officers, and members from the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are dedicated full time to the Immokalee Substation in the search for Adji.

  Lt. Smith said there are no similarities to the case of missing Fort Myers child Baby Byran. Baby Bryan's parents first reported a woman kidnapped him, but later investigators determined the parents gave the child back to smugglers.

  The Adji's family has been cleared of any suspicion in his disappearance. Another challenge, investigators have to work with consulates to communicate with Adji's father who lives in Haiti.

  The reward for Adji is now at $33,500.

  "We've just got to keep going until we are at the right place at the right time and the right person tells us something," says Lt. Smith.

  If you have any information on the location of Adji Desir call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on February 01, 2009, 01:51:14 AM
Thank you for the update on the investigation Dolce.  I remain hopeful little Adji will be brought home to his family. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: SweetMorgan on February 05, 2009, 08:12:06 AM
Little Adji is still in my prayers.  May God bless and watch over him until he comes home again.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on February 05, 2009, 10:48:35 AM
Hello Dolce & all Monkeys,

I just wanted to let everyone know that I saw Adji's case was featured this week after "With Out A Trace" as the clip..."have you seen this real missing person" and also I see that Nancy Grace is continuing to keep it in the for front of America.  I sure hope that there is a break in the case.  I find it odd that the reward is now up to almost 35K and still no viable tips.  God bring this boy home to his family safely soon!  And God bless the investigators and lead them to the path to find Adji.

Lovinlife


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on February 08, 2009, 04:00:21 PM
Search for Adji continues

WBBH-TV
updated 4:12 p.m. CT, Sat., Feb. 7, 2009
IMMOKALEE: For the first time, we spoke to one of the last people who saw six-year old Adji Desir before he disappeared from Immokalee a month ago.

Life in the quiet farming village seems normal. But people who live there will tell you it is anything but.

Immokalee resident Jasmine Bell is 18-years-old and old enough to understand how much things have changed on just the last four weeks.
"People just more protective of their children," said Bell. "People who used to be out with the little kids, you don't see them out anymore."

A month ago on Saturday, little Adji vanished from Immokalee's Farm Worker's Village and Nagwa McKenzie is the last person he played with that afternoon.

"He said he was going home. After that, we didn't see him anymore," said McKenzie. "He walked off with his friends. He said he was going home because nobody would let him ride a bike."

Deputies and volunteers searched for days, but came up empty handed.

"The Collier Sheriff's Office has received 250 tips leading us in a variety of directions - some to people, some to vehicles, some to locations," said Lieutenant Tom Smith with the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

But a month later, he says none of those were very solid. But 30 leads are still under investigation.

"We have a full-time task force at the Immokalee sub-station. We have six investigators," said Smith.

The team continues to work two possibilities on what may have happened - a mysterious disappearance, or a mysterious abduction.

"At this point, we don't now if someone took him. He could have been like they say, statistically dead within the first three hours. But the likelihood is that he's with someone," said Smith.


The reward in this case stands at $33,000. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Adji Desir, you are asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29066965/


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 09, 2009, 08:34:05 AM
Thank you for bringing that over Muffy.  Each night our local news tries to do an update on Adji, however I watch each night as the time slot given to him gets shorter and shorter and the information gets repetitive. 
At the fair this weekend, the county fair, there was a booth set up for the CCSO and Adji's picture and information was featured.  I was not able to walk right by the booth as I had done with the others, it stopped me in my tracks thinking of how this child would not attend the fair, how he was without his parents, and how he was probably very scared.  The girl manning the booth was handing out the fliers of Adji and I took one and thanked her for keeping his case alive. 
I know that our SO is pretty tight lipped, for the most part, but the same song and dance over and over causes my hope to slowly fade, but the thought of Adji's Grandmother and Mother still plague my mind, so in my thoughts and prayers he will continue to stay.
Bring Adji home!
(Sorry for the ramble, just wanted to let everyone know that he has not been forgotten)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on February 09, 2009, 11:38:57 PM
I have not forgotten him either,......Prayers for him and his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 11, 2009, 03:48:50 PM

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A month later, missing Immokalee 6-year-old not forgotten


By ELYSA BATISTA (Contact)
Originally published 6:29 p.m., Monday, February 9, 2009
Updated 6:29 p.m., Monday, February 9, 2009

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/feb/09/month-later-missing-immokalee-6-year-old-not-forgo/

NAPLES — Life goes on in Immokalee.

But as time passes by, Collier County Housing Authority executive director Esmeralda Serrata said she fears people might forget about Adji Desir.

“That’s been my concern,” she said. “This child is still missing. There is still hope that he is out there.”

The disappearance of 6-year-old Adji from his grandmother’s Farm Worker Village home in Immokalee on Jan. 10 shook the small community.

And although the ground search was called off, authorities continue to investigate.

“We are still following up on leads and do have some tasks that we are getting done ourselves,” said Collier County Sgt. Ken Becker. “It’s still an active investigation.”

According to Becker, the search for Adji has spread through both of South Florida’s coasts with detectives heading to the east coast Monday to deliver additional posters to law enforcement agencies.

Becker said the search has concentrated in Southwest and South Florida because of the strong Haitian community presence.

Time however, has affected the pace of the investigation.

“Unfortunately the number of leads have slowed down,” said Becker.

The family however is holding on, he said.

“They’re dealing with the situation as best as can be expected,” said Becker. “It’s a very difficult situation for them.”

Maribel Slabaugh, program manager for the Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Collier County office, said many people in the community are still asking for fliers.

“We encourage people to take a good number so they can distribute them,” said Slabaugh. “Anything they hear, or know, or recall, they need to immediately contact the Sheriff’s office and give that information.”

For their part, the community has continued to keep close contact with the Sheriff’s office regarding the situation, said Serrata.

She added that the Housing Authority has also kept in contact with Adji’s family.

Residents are also being more vigilant, admitted Serrata.

“Prior to the Sheriff’s Office pulling out, we had a community meeting with all of our residents,” Serrata said. “We tried to impart to the residents, at that time, that they need to pay extra attention to their children.”

The caution has led to kids not being let out at night unsupervised.

“They need to be extra careful,” said Serrata. “Not to ignite fear, but in these uncertain times it’s very important that we be watchful.”

It’s something that resident Amparo Diaz, 35, said she keeps in mind.

“I don’t let them go out anymore,” said Diaz, 35, while doing laundry Monday.

The mother of four said that before Adji went missing, she used to let her youngest son walk to Village Oaks Elementary alone.

“Now I walk with him,” said Diaz. “To be safer.”

Through it all, she said she could only imagine the grief Adji’s mother is going through.

“I pray to God that he is alright,” said Diaz, whose kids knew Adji from when they played in the community’s park. “When a child is ripped from the mother, the mother suffers.”

Four year resident Horcene Louise, 30, said some things have remained the same in Farm Worker Village, but that people are being more careful.

“We’re watching the kids,” he said adding that the neighbors are making an effort to look out for each other.

Louise said that it was especially true of the village’s Haitian community.

“The community is like a family,” said Louise, while working on a grey sedan on Grace Court.

It’s the community, Becker said, that in the end would make the difference in this case.

“We just ask that everybody keep an eye out,” said Becker. “Please don’t hesitate to come forward. We are going to need the community to help us.”

For more information about the search for Adji Desir visit the Collier County Sheriff’s Web site at www.colliersheriff.org or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids site www.missingkids.com.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on February 11, 2009, 11:44:47 PM
I'm going to move this to the High Profile area to keep it "in the news" at least here at SM. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 12, 2009, 12:43:05 AM
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I posted this on Myspace today as a Bulletin - Many of my friends live in Florida

I am hoping that my friends will copy this and send it along to all they know

I have other friends as well that I have written to - that have internet true broadcast capabilities - have many listeners through out the US. Gave them Adji's info and his photos.

We Need to Bring this Baby Home - He is a Beautiful Child and the Love Light of his Families Life.

I pray for Adji every day
K


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 12, 2009, 09:20:05 AM
I'm going to move this to the High Profile area to keep it "in the news" at least here at SM. 
Thank you Klaas!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 12, 2009, 09:21:17 AM
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I posted this on Myspace today as a Bulletin - Many of my friends live in Florida

I am hoping that my friends will copy this and send it along to all they know

I have other friends as well that I have written to - that have internet true broadcast capabilities - have many listeners through out the US. Gave them Adji's info and his photos.

We Need to Bring this Baby Home - He is a Beautiful Child and the Love Light of his Families Life.

I pray for Adji every day
K
Great idea Deenie.  I am going to post a bulletin myself of this as well to pass it along on my MySpace and Facebook.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on February 12, 2009, 11:01:52 AM
This just breaks my heart.  I can't stand to think of how scared this poor little boy must be, if he is still alive. 

I will keep him in my prayers. 

Thanks for keeping everyone updated on the investigation, Dolce.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on February 12, 2009, 02:16:07 PM
I think I would check on a lady who had just lost a baby or someone who always wanted one and couldnt have one in this area.  It is just my gut feeling that that is what happened to this little boy.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Elaine on February 12, 2009, 06:07:35 PM
I read this entire thread last night before I went to bed. Where is this poor little boy, Adji?. It was heart wrenching to see the pictures of his Mom and Grandmom. I pray that they find this little boy soon. It is like he just walked off the face of the earth. Someone had to take him IMO.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on February 12, 2009, 11:15:22 PM
I posted this on the Caylee thread but I want to post this on each missing child thread.  I am shocked and horrified by how often we now hear of yet another child who has gone missing. 

There's got to be something we can do collectively (in addition to the emails, etc., that we are already sending) in order to push the media to pay more attention and give more airtime to these other missing kids. 

Considering the staggering number of children who are missing right this very second, there could be a whole show devoted to the subject of missing children - with each and every child receiving equal airtime! 

I say we rally together in every way we can to get something like this started. 

Who's in?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 13, 2009, 09:17:56 AM
I posted this on the Caylee thread but I want to post this on each missing child thread.  I am shocked and horrified by how often we now hear of yet another child who has gone missing. 

There's got to be something we can do collectively (in addition to the emails, etc., that we are already sending) in order to push the media to pay more attention and give more airtime to these other missing kids. 

Considering the staggering number of children who are missing right this very second, there could be a whole show devoted to the subject of missing children - with each and every child receiving equal airtime! 

I say we rally together in every way we can to get something like this started. 

Who's in?

I am with you 100% Flossy!  I agree with you 100% as well!  Just because the media does not cover it does not mean that the child is not still missing.  Out of sight, out of mind....

I can not fathom the horror that these little ones must face.  Small tidbits here and there just do not cut it.  The pictures of these children need to be in the forefront so that the predators that do this crime are brought to their knees in fear!!  We will not quietly stand by as they continue to violate and take innocents from us!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on February 13, 2009, 09:25:35 AM
I posted this on the Caylee thread but I want to post this on each missing child thread.  I am shocked and horrified by how often we now hear of yet another child who has gone missing. 

There's got to be something we can do collectively (in addition to the emails, etc., that we are already sending) in order to push the media to pay more attention and give more airtime to these other missing kids. 

Considering the staggering number of children who are missing right this very second, there could be a whole show devoted to the subject of missing children - with each and every child receiving equal airtime! 

I say we rally together in every way we can to get something like this started. 

Who's in?

I am with you 100% Flossy!  I agree with you 100% as well!  Just because the media does not cover it does not mean that the child is not still missing.  Out of sight, out of mind....

I can not fathom the horror that these little ones must face.  Small tidbits here and there just do not cut it.  The pictures of these children need to be in the forefront so that the predators that do this crime are brought to their knees in fear!!  We will not quietly stand by as they continue to violate and take innocents from us!

How funny, Dolce!  I just popped into this thread to leave you a message, since I was pretty sure you feel the same way I do about this.

Will you either send me an email or send me your email address?  The little Messenger icon below my avatar is my hotmail address.  (I don't want to clutter Adji's thread with too much o/t)

Since there's strength in numbers and that's something we DEFINITELY have here, I say we use it to make a change!

Thanks, Dolce!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 13, 2009, 09:56:59 AM
Flossy I nannered you! TIA  ::MonkeyTongue::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on February 13, 2009, 10:02:19 AM
Flossy I nannered you! TIA  ::MonkeyTongue::

I will respond as soon as I can - gotta do the morning thing with the not-so-little one, etc. - thanks!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 13, 2009, 10:09:49 AM

Instant Editorial: Two missing kids, two different responses


deron snyder • dsnyder@news-press.com • February 12, 2009
http://www.news-press.com/article/20090212/OPINION/90212035/1075

When 6-year-old Adji Desir went missing last month in Immokalee, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said it didn’t enact an Amber Alert because there was no clear indication he was abducted.
Advertisement

When 5-year-old Haleigh Cumming went missing early Tuesday morning in Satsuma, the Putnam County Sheriff’s office issued an Amber Alert, though it was unclear what happened.

“We’re currently working both angles — did she wander off, we’re working it that way with the searches,” said Lt. Johnny Greenwood. “And investigators are doing interviews in case it is an abduction.”

Fact: Haleigh is a little blonde girl.

Fact: Adji is a little Haitian boy.

The difference in responses makes you wonder.

 Deron Snyder is an Editorial Writer/Conversation Ambassador for The News-Press. Instant Editorials represent the personal views of individual Editorial Board members and not necessarily those of the board. Comments are welcome in the box below.
_____________________________

If you go to this article - there are comments posted
K


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 13, 2009, 10:21:16 AM
I posted this on the Caylee thread but I want to post this on each missing child thread.  I am shocked and horrified by how often we now hear of yet another child who has gone missing. 

There's got to be something we can do collectively (in addition to the emails, etc., that we are already sending) in order to push the media to pay more attention and give more airtime to these other missing kids. 

Considering the staggering number of children who are missing right this very second, there could be a whole show devoted to the subject of missing children - with each and every child receiving equal airtime! 

I say we rally together in every way we can to get something like this started. 

Who's in?


Flossy what I do not understand how the Amber Alert system works.
I have had Amber Alerts issued in my area and nine times out of ten * (thank god) Its
a domestic issue *Parent took the child and they are found within hours.
I have seen so many of these Domestics on my local TV. I know that this is a Immediate response from Michigan State Police when ANY child is called Missing.
They issue an Amber Alert ASAP - It goes on all the Highway digital signs - It hits all the local media stations and runs ticker style.

If you were ignorant to Call into to Police " your child is missing" and they issue an Amber Alert...and it turns out to be Hoax -(if thats what some of these LE's are afraid of) Well too bad ...deal with that later. I don't believe anyone would call in a false My Child is Missing...as a Joke.
 
Why is it that in other States the Police have to wait and figure it out - of Should We? Is it not the first few hours that a child is considered Missing the most Crucial - for everyone to be aware " Look for this Child". No matter what the circumstances.
Why they didnt IMMEDIATELY put a Amber out for Adji blows my mind. 
What would they have lost ? Nothing * I mean the LE. Is it that they do not have Built in enforcement to answer the phones ...when a Amber Alert is issued..to take Tips.
Is it budgetary - do to the city/county you live in. I do not Understand. :(

Adji is a special needs child - they should never had to think about it - It should have been issued - within the Call - He is Missing. ...................omg.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 13, 2009, 10:25:32 AM

Instant Editorial: Two missing kids, two different responses


deron snyder • dsnyder@news-press.com • February 12, 2009
http://www.news-press.com/article/20090212/OPINION/90212035/1075

When 6-year-old Adji Desir went missing last month in Immokalee, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said it didn’t enact an Amber Alert because there was no clear indication he was abducted.
Advertisement

When 5-year-old Haleigh Cumming went missing early Tuesday morning in Satsuma, the Putnam County Sheriff’s office issued an Amber Alert, though it was unclear what happened.

“We’re currently working both angles — did she wander off, we’re working it that way with the searches,” said Lt. Johnny Greenwood. “And investigators are doing interviews in case it is an abduction.”

Fact: Haleigh is a little blonde girl.

Fact: Adji is a little Haitian boy.

The difference in responses makes you wonder.

 Deron Snyder is an Editorial Writer/Conversation Ambassador for The News-Press. Instant Editorials represent the personal views of individual Editorial Board members and not necessarily those of the board. Comments are welcome in the box below.
_____________________________

If you go to this article - there are comments posted
K
Good to see that some media outlets are reading my posts!  LOL

However, this guy has it COMPLETELY WRONG.  An Amber Allert was put out for Adji the same day that he went missing.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 13, 2009, 10:27:37 AM

Instant Editorial: Two missing kids, two different responses


deron snyder • dsnyder@news-press.com • February 12, 2009
http://www.news-press.com/article/20090212/OPINION/90212035/1075

When 6-year-old Adji Desir went missing last month in Immokalee, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said it didn’t enact an Amber Alert because there was no clear indication he was abducted.
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When 5-year-old Haleigh Cumming went missing early Tuesday morning in Satsuma, the Putnam County Sheriff’s office issued an Amber Alert, though it was unclear what happened.

“We’re currently working both angles — did she wander off, we’re working it that way with the searches,” said Lt. Johnny Greenwood. “And investigators are doing interviews in case it is an abduction.”

Fact: Haleigh is a little blonde girl.

Fact: Adji is a little Haitian boy.

The difference in responses makes you wonder.

 Deron Snyder is an Editorial Writer/Conversation Ambassador for The News-Press. Instant Editorials represent the personal views of individual Editorial Board members and not necessarily those of the board. Comments are welcome in the box below.
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Good to see that some media outlets are reading my posts!  LOL

However, this guy has it COMPLETELY WRONG.  An Amber Allert was put out for Adji the same day that he went missing.

Dolce since he is on the topic - Maybe you should write him. See what reaction you can get out of him " Media Wise".


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 13, 2009, 10:31:59 AM
I will see what I can get out of him.  I really do wish that he would get his facts straight though.  Fliers with Adji's discription and picture were printed within an hour of the report that he was missing and were handed out while the CCSO searched the neighborhood, vehicles, and at traffic stops for vehicle searches.

The Amber Allert was sounded, that is how I was allerted to his missing - it broke into the middle of one of my TV shows.  The way this reporter is going about reporting this is a bit antagonistic, and his responses from the "comments" section are going to quickly turn ugly and into more of a battle than anything else.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 13, 2009, 10:36:53 AM
Deenie I have sent an email to D Snyder, the same as I sent last night to Jesse Jackson and Kathi Belich.  I also noted to Mr. Snyder that I found his editorial to not be helpful, but to be rather intaggonistic.  We shall see IF and WHAT his response is.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 13, 2009, 10:50:09 AM
I have no idea who funds this local show on one of our local media cable stations. I am guessing its the county. But we have on a local cable station, I believe its ran once a month. It shows all of the " Most Wanted" in the county. Its a show done by our local county sheriff.

If they can do it, why cannot someone make a Cable show that is National that is strictly for Missing Children. No other topics. NG has covered Caylee since she was reported missing. I think that NG and others in media realize how many Watch her show " For Caylee" only. I would think that someone in Broadcasting would figure it out and create such a show - Missing Children. That it would be an automatic Draw of people to who would watch it.

AMW does a great job on posting Criminals and Lost Children and they have proven that it works - to put these people in the News to find them.

I think that if someone would make a Show of this nature - it would Hinder child abductions and or child abuse. Make it a duel show. This is what happens to YOU if you hurt a child. This the consequences if you take a child, abuse a child, etc....

Inform people who seem not to know reasonable Safety Precautions for their childrens safety " PARENTS" need to be Educated.

All these kids that have been abducted via meeting Creeps on the internet - Parents need to be educated on Cyber Predators etc.... 
Your pre-teen is not going to listen to Mom and or Dad about who they are talking to online.

But I tell you, If they were to  watch reenactments of real stories of Kids and Cyber predators ... It may make your Kid think twice, and maybe listen to Mom or Dad ..

Like the show 911 with William Shatner - they need to bring it Back. It is Education for All people.

Something needs to put on the Air, our world today and all its technology is a mixed blessing. It allows us to receive instant news, audio, video - and it allows kids to be at risk. They do not understand how important it is to be careful of what they say, send, text, cell phones, IM's ..etc...  ::MonkeyNoNo:: They think its fun, its cool, its exciting. Well there is consequences to all actions. All actions cause a reaction. And when you truly do not know who is on the other side .... of the computer, a text, an IM ... its scary. Society needs to get Tough and make laws so these freaks/perps out there understand -This is your consequence for such offense.

Sorry to put this in Adji's room - but It my thoughts on helping Children -- The Missing and ones in your living room ...saying OH Mom.
 :gaah:

 





Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on February 13, 2009, 02:01:33 PM
I have no idea who funds this local show on one of our local media cable stations. I am guessing its the county. But we have on a local cable station, I believe its ran once a month. It shows all of the " Most Wanted" in the county. Its a show done by our local county sheriff.

If they can do it, why cannot someone make a Cable show that is National that is strictly for Missing Children. No other topics. NG has covered Caylee since she was reported missing. I think that NG and others in media realize how many Watch her show " For Caylee" only. I would think that someone in Broadcasting would figure it out and create such a show - Missing Children. That it would be an automatic Draw of people to who would watch it.

AMW does a great job on posting Criminals and Lost Children and they have proven that it works - to put these people in the News to find them.

I think that if someone would make a Show of this nature - it would Hinder child abductions and or child abuse. Make it a duel show. This is what happens to YOU if you hurt a child. This the consequences if you take a child, abuse a child, etc....

Inform people who seem not to know reasonable Safety Precautions for their childrens safety " PARENTS" need to be Educated.

All these kids that have been abducted via meeting Creeps on the internet - Parents need to be educated on Cyber Predators etc.... 
Your pre-teen is not going to listen to Mom and or Dad about who they are talking to online.

But I tell you, If they were to  watch reenactments of real stories of Kids and Cyber predators ... It may make your Kid think twice, and maybe listen to Mom or Dad ..

Like the show 911 with William Shatner - they need to bring it Back. It is Education for All people.

Something needs to put on the Air, our world today and all its technology is a mixed blessing. It allows us to receive instant news, audio, video - and it allows kids to be at risk. They do not understand how important it is to be careful of what they say, send, text, cell phones, IM's ..etc...  ::MonkeyNoNo:: They think its fun, its cool, its exciting. Well there is consequences to all actions. All actions cause a reaction. And when you truly do not know who is on the other side .... of the computer, a text, an IM ... its scary. Society needs to get Tough and make laws so these freaks/perps out there understand -This is your consequence for such offense.

Sorry to put this in Adji's room - but It my thoughts on helping Children -- The Missing and ones in your living room ...saying OH Mom.
 :gaah:

 


Deenie, I swear - you've been reading my mind this morning!!  I was thinking that John Walsh is DEFINITELY someone we should contact about this.  If we could get a hold of him (as well as a few others I have in mind), I can't imagine that he wouldn't be all for it - even if he wouldn't be the one to do a show, but would just help back us in the push for it.

I'm at work for a couple of hours this morning and will be back to chat with you guys more about this.  Deenie, if you'd like - send me your email to my hotmail address - if you click on the little Messenger icon under my avatar or just run your mouse over it, you'll see my address.  I'd love to share some ideas with you and Dolce and anyone else who would like to see something like this happen!






Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on February 13, 2009, 04:09:57 PM
Dolce, I returned your nanners!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 13, 2009, 09:19:59 PM
Dolce, I returned your nanners!

Flossy - BOO has my Email - She can send it thru Dolce .. Or if you talk to BOO ..she has my Email addy. I will email Boo to tell her to send it to you.

 ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on February 13, 2009, 09:23:40 PM
Dolce, I returned your nanners!

Flossy - BOO has my Email - She can send it thru Dolce .. Or if you talk to BOO ..she has my Email addy. I will email Boo to tell her to send it to you.

 ::MonkeyCool::

Sounds great!  Thanks for all of your informative posts, btw.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on February 13, 2009, 09:24:59 PM
Deenie, will you tell Boo I said hello?  I miss that girl!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 13, 2009, 09:27:54 PM
Deenie, will you tell Boo I said hello?  I miss that girl!
I just sent Ms Boomonk - an email to forward my email address to Dolce so she can send it to you ..........

Boo is a Busy Lady lately and Its all Good. - Of course I will send her your Love.
Boo Rocks ~ She is an Amazing Woman with a heart of Gold. Me Loves Her very Much. 



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 13, 2009, 09:28:45 PM
Dolce, I returned your nanners!

Flossy - BOO has my Email - She can send it thru Dolce .. Or if you talk to BOO ..she has my Email addy. I will email Boo to tell her to send it to you.

 ::MonkeyCool::

Sounds great!  Thanks for all of your informative posts, btw.
Flossy - we need to meet up in the Lounge !


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on February 13, 2009, 09:32:28 PM
To the lounge I go......

 ::cartwheel::

I'm cartwheeling my way in, so look out!  Lol.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 14, 2009, 02:32:40 PM
My want to help Adji and bring light to his case has caused a member of Topix to now post against me on that forum.

Is Topix so boring that they must read here and talk about us there?  Are the Anthony's not posting enough bullcrap over there to keep you guys busy? 

PATHETIC!



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on February 14, 2009, 09:55:47 PM
Wow, they should be so proud! 

 ::MonkeyRoll::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on February 15, 2009, 11:17:44 AM
Any news on Adji, Dolce? 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: bikerbev on February 16, 2009, 12:22:58 AM
I've read on some other boards that they believe it is the A's over there or definitely A supporters.  I don't go over there anymore.  Too much fighting.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 16, 2009, 10:55:56 PM
Any news on Adji, Dolce? 
Sadly no. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Magic Eyes on February 17, 2009, 04:42:55 AM
Any news on Adji, Dolce? 
Sadly no. 

Dolce, I can't find anything new on Adji, is it even in your local news? 

Hugs, Magic :smt060


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 17, 2009, 09:25:04 AM
Any news on Adji, Dolce? 
Sadly no. 

Dolce, I can't find anything new on Adji, is it even in your local news? 

Hugs, Magic :smt060
The local news devotes about a minute spot to him each night, showing his picture along with the details of his missing persons report.  Other than that, no news or developements have been given to the public.  I need to branch out and ask my neighbors who are CCSO.  I have asked my father, but he is tight lipped and he is one county over so I am sure much of the news they get if its not direct is mostly just scuttlebutt.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: stayhomemommy on February 17, 2009, 09:50:53 AM
Any news on Adji, Dolce? 
Sadly no. 

Dolce, I can't find anything new on Adji, is it even in your local news? 

Hugs, Magic :smt060
The local news devotes about a minute spot to him each night, showing his picture along with the details of his missing persons report.  Other than that, no news or developements have been given to the public.  I need to branch out and ask my neighbors who are CCSO.  I have asked my father, but he is tight lipped and he is one county over so I am sure much of the news they get if its not direct is mostly just scuttlebutt.

Yeah, this is shocking! I hadn't heard anything of this boy except on this site. So, thank you Dolce for posting it here. I know the Amber Alert is supposed to help (and I am sure it does in some cases) but it seems we don't hear much when it's farther away from the point of abduction (I'm in PA).


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Magic Eyes on February 18, 2009, 04:21:48 AM
Any news on Adji, Dolce? 
Sadly no. 

Dolce, I can't find anything new on Adji, is it even in your local news? 

Hugs, Magic :smt060
The local news devotes about a minute spot to him each night, showing his picture along with the details of his missing persons report.  Other than that, no news or developements have been given to the public.  I need to branch out and ask my neighbors who are CCSO.  I have asked my father, but he is tight lipped and he is one county over so I am sure much of the news they get if its not direct is mostly just scuttlebutt.

Yeah, this is shocking! I hadn't heard anything of this boy except on this site. So, thank you Dolce for posting it here. I know the Amber Alert is supposed to help (and I am sure it does in some cases) but it seems we don't hear much when it's farther away from the point of abduction (I'm in PA).

So sad, this poor little boy can't even speak for himself and now no one else is.  All of the emails I sent have gone unanswered.  In Oregon, other than JVM and Nancy Grace we get no coverage of missing children in other states at all.  Even Caylee Marie was out of our news in weeks.  Thank you Dolce for at least trying to keep us updated, I don't know of anything else to do.  Surely the LE has not given up on him.  My prayers are with you Adji and his family, I have not given up.

Hugs, Magic :smt060


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 19, 2009, 04:33:37 PM
Brent Batten: Abducting a child a profile in cowardice

If this were TV, we’d have a profile.

We could reasonably assume whoever took Adji Desir lived in a certain place, came from a particular background, worked in a specific field.

But this isn’t TV.

So we know next to nothing about who took Adji, assuming he was taken at all.

The Sheriff’s Office continues to look at the dual possibilities that he either wandered off or that someone carried him off.

But after a ground search involving trained tracking dogs and hundreds of people covered eight square miles in and around Immokalee, it becomes increasingly improbable the 6-year-old with the mental capacity of a 2-year-old managed to end up in some unreachable spot on his own.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Karie Partington says family members aren’t under suspicion in the disappearance.

That leads inexorably toward the conclusion that Adji was taken by a stranger. And that in turn leads to the sad realization that the case is unlikely to have anything approaching a happy ending.

Mark Safarik is a retired FBI agent who served with the bureau’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, the profilers depicted in the movie “Silence of the Lambs” and the TV show “Criminal Minds.” He is now one of the principals of Forensic Behavioral Services International, a security firm based in Fredericksburg, Va.

Based on a summary of the known facts in Adji’s case, Safarik said there doesn’t appear to be enough information for investigators to put together a profile of a perpetrator.

Adji disappeared from outside his grandmother’s home in Farm Workers Village on Jan. 10. It had been about 30 minutes since she last saw him.

No witness has come forward, leaving investigators with little to go on. “You don’t even have a crime scene,” Safarik said, outlining the obstacles detectives face.

Safarik isn’t quick to embrace the concept of stranger abduction. “True stranger abductions, those are pretty rare, even though people think they’re not,” he said. But the use of dogs in the search reduces the chance that the boy ended up in a well, a pond or in some other place where human searchers wouldn’t find him, he acknowledged.

While immediate family members have been cleared of suspicion, Safarik says detectives should, and probably will, look at extended family and connections for a possible motive behind the disappearance.

The case of Baby Bryan in 2006 in Fort Myers comes to mind. The month-old baby was taken from his mother at knifepoint, apparently by strangers. A theory developed later held that the boy was taken because his parents owed money to smugglers who had brought them into the U.S. The case remains unsolved. Initially, sheriff’s deputies said the immigration status of Adji’s parents was not part of their investigation. On Wednesday, Partington, asked if family issues might be a factor in Adji’s disappearance, said, “Nothing is leading us in that direction.”

Abduction by a total stranger is a long shot, largely because of the short time window in which Adji disappeared, Safarik said. Assuming it is the case though, the outlook is grim. “If it is a stranger abduction, it’s really bad for the kid. The statistics are not good,” Safarik said.

In the majority of stranger abductions, the child is killed within three hours of the abduction. More than 90 percent are killed within 24 hours, he said.

Little can be known about the perpetrator without witnesses or a crime scene, Safarik said.

He most likely had fantasized about taking a child previously and may have even done it. He had some reason to be in the area, either living there, working there or having occasion to travel through there. “He’s not saying, ‘Let me just drive around in places I don’t know and look for a child.”’

He acted on strong impulse.

“It’s risky, taking a child. He doesn’t know he won’t be witnessed. He recognizes it’s risky and disregards the risk.”

If custody issues aren’t in play and if there’s no demand for ransom, chances are the boy was a victim of sexual assault. Children as old as 6 aren’t taken by someone who wants to raise them as their own, as infants sometimes are, Safarik said. Adji’s developmental disability probably didn’t make him more of a target, as just about any 6-year-old would be highly vulnerable and a low risk for resistance or escape.

Rewards offered for Adji’s safe return total more than $30,000 but Safarik says rewards rarely work in cases of child abduction.

The sheriff’s investigation is now focused on following up on tips from the public. “Any searches (from now on) would be targeted based on leads,” Partington said.

“He didn’t just vanish into thin air. There’s some explanation,” Safarik said.

(E-mail Brent Batten at bebatten@naplesnews.com)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on February 19, 2009, 11:05:24 PM
Dolce - saw your email to Kathi Belich (sp) about this case.  Great job!  Good to see that KFN is still being investigated too.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: higherhopes on February 19, 2009, 11:18:54 PM
I was so hoping that by now we would have some info on Adji, Gosh they must have some kind of idea what happened to him, some lead something, I will never understand how a child can just vanish like this with no trace left.....God Bless you Adji.......


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on February 20, 2009, 08:40:44 AM
http://www.winknews.com/news/top/39871642.html


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Mtnmom on February 20, 2009, 09:21:46 PM
America's Most Wanted to profile missing Immokalee boy
Originally published 5:45 p.m., Friday, February 20, 2009
Updated 5:45 p.m., Friday, February 20, 2009
The case of Adji Desir, the Immokalee boy who vanished from his grandmother’s Farm Worker Village home on Jan. 10, is slated to get some much-needed national attention.

On Friday a crew from America’s Most Wanted made the rounds in Immokalee, talking with the family of the developmentally disabled six-year-old and Collier County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Tom Smith of the Special Crimes Bureau for a segment scheduled to air on Feb. 28.

Adji’s disappearance was initially profiled on the show on Jan. 17.

“We take a local story and make it national,” said America’s Most Wanted producer Cindy Anderson. “We’re just hopeful that this little boy can be found. My heart goes out to that mother and grandmother.”

But the follow-up visit by America’s Most Wanted also sparked rumors that the multi-agency task force searching for Adji would be disbanded in two weeks.

According to Collier County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kristy Lester, that story was not true.

“The task force is not being disbanded at this time,” Lester said.

Headed by the Collier County Sheriff’s office, the multi-agency task force includes agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF).

“We are going to continue to follow whatever leads come our way,” said Lester.

According to Sheriff’s officials, although the ground search for Adji was called off a few weeks ago, the investigation into his disappearance continued and spread through both of South Florida’s coasts soon after he went missing.

However, as is the case with most missing children’s cases, the search has to expand.

“Getting the information out on a wide scale, be it state, nationally or globally is critical,” said Special agent Dave Couvertier, spokesman for the FBI’s Tampa field office, which covers Collier County. “We’ve had situations like that, where we’ve recovered children in other parts of the United States and even other countries.”

Couvertier said the involvement of nonprofit groups and shows like America’s Most Wanted helps immensely.

“All we want is the information,” said Couvertier. “All we want to do, is bring Adji home.”

Anderson said she hopes that someone will see the segment and call in the tip that breaks the case wide open.

“You never know who is watching,” said Anderson adding that depending on the case, the show gets thousands of tips following a broadcast. “All we need is one good tip to find this boy.”

A $23,000 Crime Stoppers reward, a $10,000 FBI reward and $5,500 community collected reward are being offered for information leading to the whereabouts of Adji.

Anyone with information about Adji’s whereabouts can call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-793-9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

For more information about the search for Adji Desir visit the Collier County Sheriff’s Web site at www.colliersheriff.org or visit the America’s Most Wanted’s Web site at www.amw.com.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/feb/20/americas-most-wanted-profile-missing-immokalee-boy/


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Keepthefaith on February 21, 2009, 03:17:56 AM
                                       JUSTICE FOR ADJI DESIR


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: BooMonkey on February 21, 2009, 02:20:05 PM
This is all just so disturbing. Someone had to see something! I hope and pray he is still alive. Have they checked all relatives? Dolce, did you ever hear back from Rev. Jackson? Anyone like that? 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 21, 2009, 02:33:57 PM
This is all just so disturbing. Someone had to see something! I hope and pray he is still alive. Have they checked all relatives? Dolce, did you ever hear back from Rev. Jackson? Anyone like that? 
No one other than Kathy Belich.  We will be going to Immokalee tomorrow to place flowers and home made drawings at his memorial that my siblings drew this week.  My 9 y/o sister is quite certain that he will be coming home soon, she "just knows it" she says.  They also made drawings for Adji's grandmother and mother, my father is going to drop them off for them so that we do not disturb.
The town has not moved on from this, he is not forgotten, and his fliers are still up throughout Naples even.  It is not possible that there is not someone out there somewhere that did not see something or someone take Adji or even know where he went.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: cookie on February 21, 2009, 04:05:24 PM
I posted this on the Caylee thread but I want to post this on each missing child thread.  I am shocked and horrified by how often we now hear of yet another child who has gone missing. 

There's got to be something we can do collectively (in addition to the emails, etc., that we are already sending) in order to push the media to pay more attention and give more airtime to these other missing kids. 

Considering the staggering number of children who are missing right this very second, there could be a whole show devoted to the subject of missing children - with each and every child receiving equal airtime! 

I say we rally together in every way we can to get something like this started. 

Who's in?


flossy, I am in...just let me know what the plan is...


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Wyks on February 21, 2009, 04:36:40 PM
Sorry this news report is old and already posted, just hadn't seen it before. 

http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readarticle.asp?articleid=24990&z=13 (http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readarticle.asp?articleid=24990&z=13)

Adji's mom speaks for the first time

IMMOKALEE: Searchers have been looking for 6-year-old Adji Desir since Sunday night. Wednesday night, the search focused on the tons of trash deputies prevented sanitation workers from collecting.

For the first time since Adji went missing, we were able to speak to the boy's mother through a translator. She told us how Adji is her only son.

"She hopes God will make her find the kid," the translator explained. "She thinks someone took the kid because of all the effort to find him and not one trace."

Wednesday the number of searchers was reduced to around 100 instead of the 150-200 of the past few days.

A group of former homicide and cold case investigators, called Team Adam, showed up to assist in the search Wednesday. The group regularly works with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children when a child is missing.

Most open areas have been searched, so deputies went door to door in Farm Workers Village getting the names of the residents in each home and interviewing them, according to Lt. Tom Smith of the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

"A very complex neighborhood canvas, the neighborhood has been cleared," said Smith.

Because most open areas have been searched, the dual investigation – covering possibilities Adji either wandered off or was abducted – has shifted a little more towards the possibility he was abducted.

Deputies are still asking residents to check around their property, in trash bins, ditches, etc. to see if the boy, who is developmentally disabled, could be hiding there.

The family has been cleared of any wrongdoing in Adji's disappearance.

Despite the cold temperatures moving into the area, deputies say Adji could still be fending for himself.

The sheriff's office says they will not give up the search for Adji.

"We will keep the search up as long as necessary," said Sheriff Kevin Rambosk.

Lieutenant Smith has appeared on Nancy Grace's show on CNN Monday and Tuesday evenings. He will also appear on her show tonight.

Anyone who has seen Adji is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-780- TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for the increased reward of up to $6,500.




Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Wyks on February 21, 2009, 05:01:59 PM
I still think that Adji was not being supervised at all, despite what family members say.  I'm thinking he wandered off while no one was paying attention to him.  I base my thinking on the fact that there have been differing stories from family members.  I've read that LE has cleared the family, and honestly don't know how they could have when the family couldn't get their stories straight from the start. 

Some psychics are saying that Adji wandered off and spent some time in a drain (like a culvert) keeping warm, a stray dog with him.   


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 22, 2009, 02:32:47 PM
I have offered up info of the disappearance of Adji to a friend who has capabilities to stir up some Media. He has Media contacts and etc ...and does a broadcast internet show with others online.

He contacted me two days ago and said that HE will Do what He Can to Bring Adji back into the Media. He said he is working on getting it together for Broadcast this coming Mon/Tues

I have my fingers crossed.

God Bless ADJI



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 22, 2009, 03:02:08 PM
 ::MonkeyDance::  Great news Deenie!  Thank you so much!!  His name needs to roll off of people's tongues just as any other missing child does and SHOULD! 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on February 22, 2009, 04:34:33 PM
Thank you Deenie!  Praying Adji will be found.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 22, 2009, 06:26:25 PM
::MonkeyDance::  Great news Deenie!  Thank you so much!!  His name needs to roll off of people's tongues just as any other missing child does and SHOULD! 

Dolce - I have a site for you - http://www.paxstereo.com/

if you look at the main photo that is my friend Victor he is the Handsome Bald one. The man on the right is Mario Hemsley. I have known V for over 2 yrs. They broadcast on other sites and Youtube ... they are going to profile ADJI  - this coming week.
Mr. Mario if you do not recognize him - may be you would know his Father .. George Jefferson ... the infamous George ...The Jeffersons.
I am trying Dolce ...trying and I know if Victor said he would make some things happen he will. He is a straight up Man, he would not say it if he didnt mean it.
I told him about you and that you contacted Rev Jackson too.

I will keep you posted - K

ADJI will BE FOUND - I have still a feeling he is ALIVE - I pray to GOD every day for Him


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on February 23, 2009, 12:38:07 AM
I feel Adji is still alive too.  I think someone needed a darling baby and they took him. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 23, 2009, 09:22:40 AM
::MonkeyDance::  Great news Deenie!  Thank you so much!!  His name needs to roll off of people's tongues just as any other missing child does and SHOULD! 

Dolce - I have a site for you - http://www.paxstereo.com/

if you look at the main photo that is my friend Victor he is the Handsome Bald one. The man on the right is Mario Hemsley. I have known V for over 2 yrs. They broadcast on other sites and Youtube ... they are going to profile ADJI  - this coming week.
Mr. Mario if you do not recognize him - may be you would know his Father .. George Jefferson ... the infamous George ...The Jeffersons.
I am trying Dolce ...trying and I know if Victor said he would make some things happen he will. He is a straight up Man, he would not say it if he didnt mean it.
I told him about you and that you contacted Rev Jackson too.

I will keep you posted - K

ADJI will BE FOUND - I have still a feeling he is ALIVE - I pray to GOD every day for Him

AWESOME DEENIE!!!  Thank you so very very much!!!  This is GREAT news!  Please let your friend Victor know what a wonderful service they will be doing for this family!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 23, 2009, 09:34:30 AM
As I had stated we went over to Immokalee yesterday after Mass, around 10am.  It was not very busy at all, many people where out at church themselves, and the casino was not yet buzzing.

We went by Adji's man-made memorial, my siblings placed their pictures for Adji down and around the area.  My youngest sibling, he is 5, kept asking me to read to him what was written on the posters, as it was written in Haitian and he could not understand it.  Unfortunately not being able to read it myself I had to explain to him that Adji was of a different culture.  From the mouth of a 5 y/o he said "Oh, is that why he is gone?".  I explained that it seemed the reason he was gone was due to a bad person snatching him up.  My 9 y/o sister, who is extremely perceptive and loves to listen in on adult conversation, told my 5 y/o that since he was of a different culture (her words) "thats why no one looks for him any more".  That was a sad and hard conversation to explain to them...and my father was not much help as he agreed that the prejudice society had given up on Adji.

Sorry to babble on...but there is more!

We went down into Farm Workers Village, my siblings had made cards and pictures for Adji's family, and my father wanted to deliver the items to them.  We waited outside as to not overwhelm them all.  My 5 y/o brother got to talking with some of the kids who were riding their bikes in circles up and down the street, so I walked over being curious.
There was one kid who was talking for the group (there were 4 of them).  His name was Jabraugn (sp?).  He was very nice to me, and did not see me very threatening and spoke to me.  I asked him if he knew Adji, he said yes.  I asked him if he was playing with Adji the night he disapeared, he said no.  I asked him if he had ideas of where Adji could be, and he said no. 
He went on to say though that many people within the neighborhood were very sad still and continued to look for Adji in the fields and woods around the neighborhood.  He said that some believe he was taken, others do not. 
He then told me something interesting, when asking him if he ever goes up by the bridge and canal (which is up by the main highway) he said no, that is a big no-no in his house and he gets in trouble for getting near the road, BUT he did say that they all (all the kids) try and get as close as they can without getting in trouble, and that is a common thing that they all like to do when playing outside.
If that is the case, I do not find it hard to believe that Adji was taken unseen by anyone.  That main high way leads out of town and is a back road heavily traveled by truckers.

Alright..sorry for the long post.  I am done!!

FIND ADJI!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: higherhopes on February 24, 2009, 01:44:28 PM
Dolce, I so hope Adji is found somehow someway, I too feel like someone took him, for I think if he was somewhere around his village he would have surely been found by now! I will continue to keep him in my prayers and hope he comes home soon!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on February 26, 2009, 02:46:42 PM
Dolce, how sad is it that even a nine year old sees the injustice done to this little boy.  Praying to God that he is safe and will come home soon. Lovinlife


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 26, 2009, 09:16:10 PM
 ::MonkeyCool::

I Called for Help and My friends came to the rescue - Victor Allen, Mario Hemsley & Female co-host- * I wish I knew her name -"All and Each of them "-   They  made it happen  - Victor is and has been my friend for some time.

Broadcast from Pax Stereo -  Mario is reading my letter I wrote to Mario Hemsley himself - for the Aid to Find ADJI - I added DOLCE's Witness and word. I am Bixa, Bix to Victor - who he references. Thank god that They made this Video and put this Broadcast out !  I am so thankful for their Efforts to make this happen. Thank you Victor if you read this.
Pax Stereo has uncountable numbers of  listeners - so I am so thankful.

Lets Find ADJI and bring him home to his Momma and his Grandma - so He can rest and continue on with his life. 

http://www.youtube.com/v/eY_0fOYS6zo&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6&border=1

We Need to Bring Adji Home - He is alive in our Hearts~ Precious Adji ~ I have faith he is out there and he is alive - He just has to be Found.  :smt049 He may not be able to speak, but his Spirit is Strong and in my Mind he is Alive. 
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k14/boxah104/adjisonofsun-1-1.jpg)
Bring him home Safe,Sound and whole -
K






Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on February 26, 2009, 09:20:43 PM
Bless you Deenie!!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on February 26, 2009, 09:22:32 PM
Thank you Deenie.  Prayers for Adji's return. Soon!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 26, 2009, 09:45:28 PM
Thank you so very much Deenie.  This has me in tears, happy tears! 

May the Lord bless and continue to keep Adji safe, return him to the loving arms of his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: BooMonkey on February 26, 2009, 10:20:10 PM
Deenie, I'm so proud of you! You are a monkey who gets things done! Thank you for going above and beyond!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: ncbelle54 on February 27, 2009, 03:51:20 AM
dolce and deenie thank you for your hard work in helping to find Adji!!!my prayers are with the family,such a sweet little boy,please bring him home safe,and dennie you got some really great friends on your side,and i thank them too!!!god bless!!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on February 27, 2009, 06:46:29 AM
Deenie and friends, Thank you! 

Dolce, thanks for your update on your Sunday visit.  What a giving family you have!

Prayers for Adji for his safe return.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 27, 2009, 08:55:58 AM
ADJI'S STORY TO AIR ON AMERICA'S MOST WANTED FEBRUARY 28TH!

Watch if you can!  Information, updates, photos, the family...you will see it all.  This child is a precious gift and should not be forgotten. 

I look at his thread and I am heart broken, we have not made it to even half of a thread for this child, yet have gone through over 100 on Caylee and 2 or three for Haleigh.  Not due to any fault of Monkeys, but due to lack of media attention and information.

LETS BRING ADJI HOME!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mioyshi on February 27, 2009, 09:18:40 AM
Dolce, thank you for  showing your passion over Adji.
I was wondering if you know his date of birth?  thanks ,,,mio


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mioyshi on February 27, 2009, 09:48:12 AM
Dolce, thank you for  showing your passion over Adji.
I was wondering if you know his date of birth?  thanks ,,,mio

never mind, I found it, oct 15, 2002

yikes, I seem to be talking to myself today.. ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on February 27, 2009, 11:08:47 AM
Thanks for the AMW reminder Dolce.  I'll be watching and hoping the airing will bring in some much needed tips.

Dolce - do you think an email drive by the Monkeys to NG and Greta on behalf of Adji, might stir up some response?  Adji needs some exposure!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on February 27, 2009, 12:50:11 PM
Deenie, I'm so proud of you! You are a monkey who gets things done! Thank you for going above and beyond!

That was super, Deenie.  Has anyone sent a THANK YOU to this group for the airing???


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: no rose colored glasses on February 27, 2009, 01:34:05 PM
Super job Dolce and Deenie. After reading your post Dolce, that was the first thought when this happened that there was easy access to the highways there in the area. Someone could have easily taken him and disappeared quite easily. But also I wonder and I know the water around there was searched, if perhaps Adji slipped into the water. Where I grew up there was water everywhere, and unfortunately many children over the years lost their lives by drowning. I will continue to pray for Adji and his family and friends, and hope there is a good ending to this tragedy.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on February 27, 2009, 02:50:54 PM
Just dropping in to say I am thinking of Adji and his family. This is not right, why,WHY is his information NOT being put out more by reporters. TERRIBLE!!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: higherhopes on February 27, 2009, 03:10:43 PM
Good Job Deenie, I hope that maybe some other news and radio shows will follow these people and put out a little something around the nation. I pray that little Adji will be found soon!!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: BooMonkey on February 27, 2009, 07:02:23 PM
Dolce, you are so fantastic for taking this case by the horns. God will bless you!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 27, 2009, 07:12:26 PM
Thanks for the AMW reminder Dolce.  I'll be watching and hoping the airing will bring in some much needed tips.

Dolce - do you think an email drive by the Monkeys to NG and Greta on behalf of Adji, might stir up some response?  Adji needs some exposure!!
I do not know, but I will say that it couldn't hurt to try!  Its a great idea!  I will get the info and post it.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 27, 2009, 07:13:56 PM
Dolce, you are so fantastic for taking this case by the horns. God will bless you!!
I am doing that which any other monkey would do with a case hitting so very close to home.  After meeting his family, I just can not let it go.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 27, 2009, 07:21:20 PM
NANCY GRACE:

nancy.grace@turner.com  (not sure if this email works)

http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?81  (this is through CNN)


I am not finding anything for Greta, I personally do not think that this is something she would go out on a limb for....MOO
I will continue to look.

Deenie, please if you would shoot me an email at my email (listed in my profile if you click my name)  I have something for you.  TIA



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on February 27, 2009, 07:56:03 PM
Thanks Dolce.  My email appeal to Nancy Grace has been sent.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on February 27, 2009, 07:58:35 PM
Thanks Dolce.  My email appeal to Nancy Grace has been sent.

   edit - email sent to the 2nd ady you provided.  The first one gave me a message saying I had no email account set up (or something of that nature)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 27, 2009, 10:11:43 PM
Thanks Dolce.  My email appeal to Nancy Grace has been sent.

   edit - email sent to the 2nd ady you provided.  The first one gave me a message saying I had no email account set up (or something of that nature)
Awesome!  Thank you so very much Can!  I have sent one off myself, I am hoping that others will do so as well.  The more we push through the better.  I plan to send another tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day...until the day that he is back in the media spotlight.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on February 27, 2009, 11:53:04 PM
Dolce, I just sent one as well. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 28, 2009, 03:53:00 PM
Dolce, I just sent one as well. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.

Thanks Searching!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 28, 2009, 08:49:26 PM
::MonkeyDance:: AMERICA'S MOST WANTED TONIGHT @ 9 EST.  ::MonkeyDance::

 ::MonkeyTongue:: ADJI DESIR  ::MonkeyTongue::

 ::MonkeyDance:: THANK YOU!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: BooMonkey on February 28, 2009, 09:26:21 PM
Even though AMW was brief, at least it was out there. I wish they would have spent more time on Adji. Someone has to have seen this boy. I hope and pray he is reunited with his family soon. The mother was so distraught, I felt her pain. She just wants her little boy home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on February 28, 2009, 09:28:29 PM
I am so thankful to AMW for bringing Adji's story to the front lines.  There was a bit of mis-information though, he DOES understand English, he can not speak it. 

I just sent off another email to Nancy Grace asking that she re-show Adji's photo in her program and give information of his case.  Thank you to everyone who is helping to get his picture out there!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Kat_Gram on February 28, 2009, 10:10:07 PM
I missed AMW as it was on too early. If was brief, it is still still all good. They have a large viewership with the credibility. Dolce, I am glad you are keeping us up tp date. I am in Canada. There is little I can do from here. Except I can do emails to the programs.
And I do.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: akmom on March 01, 2009, 01:56:53 AM
Adji has been in my thoughts.  I have really wondered if he did slip into the water somewhere.  Just a gut feeling.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 01, 2009, 01:07:54 PM
I do wish there would have been more information on Adji on AMW but at least he was on there. I hope and pray he is found soon.
Why are there no Adji t-shirts etc? WHY?  Dolce, you have been in contact with them? do they have a site up for donations toward T-shirts/fliers and all? Is this something we need to work on establishing?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on March 01, 2009, 05:19:27 PM
AMW link:

http://www.amw.com/missing_children/case.cfm?id=62497

God bless Adji and all of the missing!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: TxLady2 on March 01, 2009, 09:25:54 PM
Just checking this thread for more information, and want to say a BIG thank you to Dolce for everything you are doing. And a BIG thank you to Deenie for your efforts as well. ANY attention this child can get is good. It is such a shame that this case has not "grabbed" the media as the others, and I don't know the reasons for that. But I am praying that this beautiful little boy will be found, and prayers for his family as well.
Thank you again, everyone who is trying to find him!! God Bless You!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 02, 2009, 07:04:51 PM
I do wish there would have been more information on Adji on AMW but at least he was on there. I hope and pray he is found soon.
Why are there no Adji t-shirts etc? WHY?  Dolce, you have been in contact with them? do they have a site up for donations toward T-shirts/fliers and all? Is this something we need to work on establishing?
The family has no money to put into t-shirts and bracelet, like those that were done for Caylee.  All that has come so far has been volunteer and donation. Unfortunately such charities like those that have helped Caylee, Haleigh, Trenton, etc. have not come to the aid of this family, yet....
There was one very small foundation local to this area, their money has been put into the reward fund, as well as the purchase of the discounted fliers made.  This organization is not a heavily funded one, it is more of one that can provide volunteers for searches and flier distribution.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 02, 2009, 10:24:46 PM
I do wish there would have been more information on Adji on AMW but at least he was on there. I hope and pray he is found soon.
Why are there no Adji t-shirts etc? WHY?  Dolce, you have been in contact with them? do they have a site up for donations toward T-shirts/fliers and all? Is this something we need to work on establishing?
The family has no money to put into t-shirts and bracelet, like those that were done for Caylee.  All that has come so far has been volunteer and donation. Unfortunately such charities like those that have helped Caylee, Haleigh, Trenton, etc. have not come to the aid of this family, yet....
There was one very small foundation local to this area, their money has been put into the reward fund, as well as the purchase of the discounted fliers made.  This organization is not a heavily funded one, it is more of one that can provide volunteers for searches and flier distribution.
Ok, I am going to start sending out e-mails to the t-shirt co. and see if we can get some donated. I am also working on a website for Adji as well. Can you maybe contact a local bank to set up for donations for the family? Not sure what is involved, maybe I can get with someone from missing kids network and find out. If we can get this set up, I can include it in the website. I know in searching for my brother, I was told to call the bank and set up an account for donations for searching for him. I am not going to allow this family to be swept under the rug. I can not. Adji is a child that needs to be found,just as the other missing children.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 02, 2009, 10:36:48 PM
Monetary
Donations
Monetary donations can be extremely helpful
to families whose lives have been turned upside
down by the disappearance of a child.
They can be used to help finance the search,
fund a reward, or support the family if a parent
is unable to work during the search process.
But donations can also present problems if
they are not managed properly. For this reason,
you need to be aware of some important accounting
and accountability issues that, if not
handled correctly, could
result in legal and financial
ruin.
Make sure that both
you and your contributors
know how the
money will be used.
Donations can be used
for many different purposes,
depending upon
your need. Ask that
donations be earmarked
for a specific purpose—
such as the reward fund,
the search fund, or the
family support fund—
and if they are not, ask
one of your volunteers to
call the donor to find out
to which fund the donation should be given.
Seek professional help from both a lawyer and
a banker to help you establish separate trusts
and accounts and to oversee disbursements.
http://www.missingkids.com/en_US/publications/fam_surv.pdf


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: sharlock on March 03, 2009, 05:48:22 AM
Just checking this thread for more information, and want to say a BIG thank you to Dolce for everything you are doing. And a BIG thank you to Deenie for your efforts as well. ANY attention this child can get is good. It is such a shame that this case has not "grabbed" the media as the others, and I don't know the reasons for that. But I am praying that this beautiful little boy will be found, and prayers for his family as well.
Thank you again, everyone who is trying to find him!! God Bless You!
I totally agree with you, this poor child needs to be brought home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on March 03, 2009, 08:54:23 PM
(http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh340/JustMe_029/NG.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 04, 2009, 08:33:03 AM
I do wish there would have been more information on Adji on AMW but at least he was on there. I hope and pray he is found soon.
Why are there no Adji t-shirts etc? WHY?  Dolce, you have been in contact with them? do they have a site up for donations toward T-shirts/fliers and all? Is this something we need to work on establishing?
The family has no money to put into t-shirts and bracelet, like those that were done for Caylee.  All that has come so far has been volunteer and donation. Unfortunately such charities like those that have helped Caylee, Haleigh, Trenton, etc. have not come to the aid of this family, yet....
There was one very small foundation local to this area, their money has been put into the reward fund, as well as the purchase of the discounted fliers made.  This organization is not a heavily funded one, it is more of one that can provide volunteers for searches and flier distribution.
Ok, I am going to start sending out e-mails to the t-shirt co. and see if we can get some donated. I am also working on a website for Adji as well. Can you maybe contact a local bank to set up for donations for the family? Not sure what is involved, maybe I can get with someone from missing kids network and find out. If we can get this set up, I can include it in the website. I know in searching for my brother, I was told to call the bank and set up an account for donations for searching for him. I am not going to allow this family to be swept under the rug. I can not. Adji is a child that needs to be found,just as the other missing children.
I will call to find out if an account has not already been set up for him.  I am thinking that one has not, but I just want to be sure we do not tread on anothers toes with this.  I know that there is a reward fund for information that leads to his discovery, however I believe that would be a seperate issue all together.

Fresh laminated posters have been distributed to local businesses throughout East Naples and Golden Gate Estates.  These people are in for the long haul, however I am unsure who is producing them.  I will see what information I can find out.

Searching if you could please shoot me an email, address is in my profile, that way I can provide you with info on who to contact to get your website that you are setting up out there on the forefront as well.

BLESS YOU ALL!!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 04, 2009, 08:35:26 AM
(http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh340/JustMe_029/NG.jpg)
::MonkeyDance::  It is great to see that our emails have not gone unheard!!

I am still continuing to write to them daily.  I want Nancy to atleast mention his name and show his photo before going to commercial break on a nightly basis.  That is the very least she could be doing giving all the air time she has used for Trenton, Caylee, and now Haleigh.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on March 04, 2009, 09:56:21 AM
Hi, guys.  Dolce, I sent a nice long email to the address for NG that you had posted on another page.  It came right back to me for some reason.

Do you mind posting which email address you've used that has worked??  I really want them to get this one, and of course it won't be the last I'll send.

Thanks!  I'm so glad to see what everyone is doing for this poor little guy.  Seeing his face just breaks my heart.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 04, 2009, 11:05:48 AM
Hi, guys.  Dolce, I sent a nice long email to the address for NG that you had posted on another page.  It came right back to me for some reason.

Do you mind posting which email address you've used that has worked??  I really want them to get this one, and of course it won't be the last I'll send.

Thanks!  I'm so glad to see what everyone is doing for this poor little guy.  Seeing his face just breaks my heart.
Hi Flossy!

I use the one below.  It runs through CNN, but it seems that since the suicide of Melinda Duckett her personal email has been changed and taken out of the public, and all things ran through CNN filter...which is why I go and hit it daily with emails about Adji.

http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?81

Send it over, and do it again and again each day!  I say until he gets atleast at minimum 5 minutes air time a night, I will be cramming his story on through!!  (Even then I will still continue to push it.)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on March 04, 2009, 11:13:33 AM
Thanks, Dolce!  I sent it and plan to send many more.  I'm also going to post this link on the thread I started in the Monkey Lounge since several posters said they'd be willing to help in an effort to hound the media.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 04, 2009, 11:35:25 AM
Thanks, Dolce!  I sent it and plan to send many more.  I'm also going to post this link on the thread I started in the Monkey Lounge since several posters said they'd be willing to help in an effort to hound the media.


Awesome!!  After all, is it not the media's job to keep this out there?  Give the people what they want! (That is their moto right?)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sassycat on March 04, 2009, 07:29:02 PM
Even though AMW was brief, at least it was out there. I wish they would have spent more time on Adji. Someone has to have seen this boy. I hope and pray he is reunited with his family soon. The mother was so distraught, I felt her pain. She just wants her little boy home.

I agree - the story was brief but was glad to see someone covering it.    This case is heartbreaking.

Dolce - thanks for the CNN feedback link.    I hope we can get them to cover the case more.   This little boy needs to be found.    There's no reason that the media can't cover it daily, like they do Caylee and Haleigh.    ::MonkeyNoNo:: 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sassycat on March 04, 2009, 08:07:11 PM
Thanks, Dolce!  I sent it and plan to send many more.  I'm also going to post this link on the thread I started in the Monkey Lounge since several posters said they'd be willing to help in an effort to hound the media.


Awesome!!  After all, is it not the media's job to keep this out there?  Give the people what they want! (That is their moto right?)

It must be working!!!     NG is covering Adji tonight!!    New Photos!       Keep up the good work!!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: cookie on March 04, 2009, 09:02:26 PM
Thanks, Dolce!  I sent it and plan to send many more.  I'm also going to post this link on the thread I started in the Monkey Lounge since several posters said they'd be willing to help in an effort to hound the media.


Awesome!!  After all, is it not the media's job to keep this out there?  Give the people what they want! (That is their moto right?)

It must be working!!!     NG is covering Adji tonight!!    New Photos!       Keep up the good work!!!

watched NG and she had quite a segment on this little boy...keep your fingers crossed...


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 05, 2009, 02:06:26 AM
I do wish there would have been more information on Adji on AMW but at least he was on there. I hope and pray he is found soon.
Why are there no Adji t-shirts etc? WHY?  Dolce, you have been in contact with them? do they have a site up for donations toward T-shirts/fliers and all? Is this something we need to work on establishing?
The family has no money to put into t-shirts and bracelet, like those that were done for Caylee.  All that has come so far has been volunteer and donation. Unfortunately such charities like those that have helped Caylee, Haleigh, Trenton, etc. have not come to the aid of this family, yet....
There was one very small foundation local to this area, their money has been put into the reward fund, as well as the purchase of the discounted fliers made.  This organization is not a heavily funded one, it is more of one that can provide volunteers for searches and flier distribution.
Ok, I am going to start sending out e-mails to the t-shirt co. and see if we can get some donated. I am also working on a website for Adji as well. Can you maybe contact a local bank to set up for donations for the family? Not sure what is involved, maybe I can get with someone from missing kids network and find out. If we can get this set up, I can include it in the website. I know in searching for my brother, I was told to call the bank and set up an account for donations for searching for him. I am not going to allow this family to be swept under the rug. I can not. Adji is a child that needs to be found,just as the other missing children.
I will call to find out if an account has not already been set up for him.  I am thinking that one has not, but I just want to be sure we do not tread on anothers toes with this.  I know that there is a reward fund for information that leads to his discovery, however I believe that would be a seperate issue all together.

Fresh laminated posters have been distributed to local businesses throughout East Naples and Golden Gate Estates.  These people are in for the long haul, however I am unsure who is producing them.  I will see what information I can find out.

Searching if you could please shoot me an email, address is in my profile, that way I can provide you with info on who to contact to get your website that you are setting up out there on the forefront as well.

BLESS YOU ALL!!!

Certainly will do. Will also send you the e-mail I received from 1 t-shirt company..still waiting on others.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on March 05, 2009, 07:08:15 AM
Holy cow!  You gals have done a great job!  Last night there was more coverage than I've seen before.  I have no doubt that it's a result of all you've been doing.

You guys are great!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 05, 2009, 11:06:59 AM
NG's bit of coverage was nice, lets keep these emails rolling into her.  Hopefully it will help to open their eyes not only to Adji, but to realize that the people DO care about EVERY missing child, regardless of race, social status, and popularity. 

Thank you everyone for all of the help!!!  Lets bring Adji home!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on March 05, 2009, 05:50:20 PM
NG's bit of coverage was nice, lets keep these emails rolling into her.  Hopefully it will help to open their eyes not only to Adji, but to realize that the people DO care about EVERY missing child, regardless of race, social status, and popularity. 

Thank you everyone for all of the help!!!  Lets bring Adji home!
Bless you Dolce, I sent emails too.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on March 05, 2009, 06:00:23 PM
Dolce - someone on another thread said they thought of you last night.  So did I, as I watched Nancy's coverage of Adji.
I have sent an email of thanks today with a request to mention Adji nightly.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on March 05, 2009, 06:29:28 PM
Naples Daily News (Florida)
 
March 5, 2009 Thursday
B; Pg. 3 
Program segment brings new leads for Adji Desir

The Collier County Sheriff's Office received seven new leads into the disappearance of 6-year-old Adji Desir after his case was featured last Saturday on the "America's Most Wanted" television program.

"You never ever know when you go on any show whether you're going to get a lot or a little," agency spokeswoman Karie Partington said. "It's a matter of getting the right one."

The Sheriff's Office also released a new photo of Adji on Wednesday, in which he is wearing the two-tone, blue sneakers he wore the day he disappeared. Investigators hope the sneakers will generate fresh leads.

Sheriff's Office Lt. Thomas Smith was slated to appear on CNN's Nancy Grace show again Wednesday night to discuss the case. He has appeared on the program several times since Adji disappeared from outside his grandmother's Farm Worker Village home in Immokalee on Jan. 10.

Anyone with information about Adji's whereabouts can call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at

(239) 793-9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).
http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100020825&docId=l:935844852&start=12


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on March 05, 2009, 07:08:45 PM
Thanks Nut.  Great to hear they got some tips.  Seven is better than none!
Shows why media coverage is so important eh?!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sassycat on March 05, 2009, 07:21:17 PM
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0903/04/ng.01.html

<snipped to include Adji coverage only>

NANCY GRACE

Aired March 4, 2009 - 20:00:00   ET


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Law enforcement officials say they continue to get tips in the case of missing Florida boy, Adji Desir, who was last seen playing outside his grandmother`s home. The Collier County Sheriff`s Office are investigating all tips that come in, including one tip that police are looking into today. A tip that may be deemed credible.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Their assignment will be to go through all the tips and leave some signs that we`re posting in the stores and when information is coming through from the media.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A multi-agency task force has been working day after day to find out what happened to 6-year-old Adji, who`s developmentally disabled and has the mind of a 2-year-old. The South Florida community is pulling together, praying for the boy`s safe return, while a $38,500 reward is being offered in an effort to bring out more credible leads.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GRACE: Straight out to Rory O`Neill with Westwood One. Rory, what`s the latest in the search for Adji?

RORY O`NEILL, REPORTER, WESTWOOD ONE RADIO, COVERING STORY: Well, good evening, Nancy. They have had some success in getting at least a few more tips. One of them, a good tip that they`re following. That`s because the case of Adji`s disappearance was recently profiled on "America`s Most Wanted," so they did get at least one solid tip they`re still following through on.

No big ground searches going on. That`s been suspended for about 50 days now. So really they`re just trying to follow up this latest lead in the case.

GRACE: Everyone, this little boy cannot verbally communicate. He has the mind of a 2-year-old little child. Therefore, he can`t even explain to anyone that he is lost.

Rory O`Neill, are police now accepting that this is not a case of the child wandering off, that this is a kidnap?

O`NEILL: That`s really what -- as soon as Adji was reported missing, they spent about nine days doing this massive manhunt, while working parallel investigations, that, one, that he just wanted off, and two, that perhaps something had happened. Though they say if a boy this age, developmentally disabled, as you say, really couldn`t walk away too far on his own.

They feel secure in the search that they mounted on the ground. They think someone else was involved in his disappearance.

GRACE: Joining me right now, special guest, Lieutenant Tom Smith with the special crimes bureau, Collier County Sheriff`s Office. He`s the lead investigator into Adji`s disappearance.

Lieutenant, thank you for being with us.

LT. TOM SMITH, SPECIAL CRIMES BUREAU, COLLIER CO. SHERIFF`S OFFICE, ON THE CASE: Thank you again for airing Adji`s story, you know, keeping his picture in everybody`s mind is very crucial to finding him.

GRACE: Lieutenant, it`s stunning to me that this little boy disappears out of his own yard, his grandmother there in the home, taking care of him. What can you tell us about the new lead that is being researched?

SMITH: Well, you know, to say that there`s a specific tip that has some specific potential, it`s pretty difficult. I mean we`ve been getting a lot of leads. And we`ve had about 250 leads, about 30 of those have been -- are still remaining to be, you know, closed out. From the "America`s Most Wanted" show, we got a few tips and a few of them have elements that allow us to dig into them a little bit deeper.

GRACE: Lt. Smith, tell us again about the circumstances surrounding Adji`s disappearance.

SMITH: Well, Adji was out in front of his home in a community housing authority project that consists of about 611 homes, just about dusk on January 10th. And within about, just a 15-minute time frame, around 5:30 p.m., he disappeared. And we`ve not been able to find any information to lead us towards an abduction or towards a walkoff, so, you know, we`ve always accepted the possibility that it could be either one and we`ve worked both of those avenues.

GRACE: What do you mean by a 15-minute window?

SMITH: Well, he was seen around 5:30 and around 5:45, he was not there where he could be called back to the house and they began searching. And it took about two hours of their own searches before they realized that they couldn`t find him and then they called the sheriff`s office.

GRACE: Who saw him at 5:30?

SMITH: He was playing football, tossing a football with a child about his own age, and then the older brother to that friend came over and said, time to come home for dinner, and they`ve left him standing 100 feet from his home.

GRACE: How old was the older brother that came and got the little friend?

SMITH: He`s in his early teens, probably 11 or 12. I don`t know specifically.

GRACE: So that`s a reliable witness?

SMITH: Oh, absolutely. You know, we`ve interviewed all the children that`s playing in the community. It`s a very close knit community because of the type of development that it is. We`ve interviewed his classmates and all the children that he`s played with that whole evening from the time he woke up until the time he disappeared and he just vanished.

GRACE: So at around 5:30, the neighbor friend comes to get the little brother, it`s time to come in for dinner. They leave Adji about 100 feet from his own home and then 15 minutes later what happens?

SMITH: Grandmother comes out to tell him to come into the house and he`s obviously not out front. And the stepfather had been in the same neighborhood doing laundry down at the local washhouse and had walked up to the house, so I mean, it even makes it a little bit more difficult to know that he was right there and nobody saw anything.

GRACE: And this is a very low-crime area?

SMITH: Well, it`s a typical housing authority unit where people are screened very closely before they move in. You know, it`s a zero tolerance type of, you know, crime community, so if you commit a crime or have associated that come in that commit crimes, you run the risk of being kicked out. So, yes, it is a good-natured community.

GRACE: To Dr. Marty Makary, physician and professor of public health at Johns Hopkins, joining us from Washington, D.C..

Dr. Makary, what is your take on the special needs of little Adji?

DR. MARTY MAKARY, PHYSICIAN, PROF. OF PUBLIC HEALTH, JOHNS HOPKINS: Well, it really all comes down to water. You know, from a developmental perspective, a child like this with the mental age of 2 does not have the mental construct to put the logic together that water that they see is what would satisfy their thirst and they`re at high risk for dehydration.

Also because of their stranger anxiety, they may hide from people actually looking for them.

GRACE: What do you mean stranger anxiety?

MAKARY: Well, they can detach from their environment because they become lonely and scared at an early age when they`re not around their typical environment. So they detach and can really burrow into their surrounding.

GRACE: Out to the lines, Sheeba in Illinois. Hi, Sheeba.

CALLER: Hi, hi, darling. I just want to know, Nancy, when people take these pictures with their cell phones, why don`t they stay there -- I would. If I thought, God forbid, it be one of your children, I would not let that person that I thought was your child away from my sight.

Now, I might have to apologize (INAUDIBLE) profusely, but I would not let them out of my sight.

GRACE: You know, Mike Brooks, former fed with the FBI, you dealt with a lot of tips. Why when people really believe they`ve spotted a missing child, do they walk away?

BROOKS: That`s a great question, Nancy. You know, I mean, I think as the lieutenant said, they`ve had over -- about 250 leads, 30 of them, they need to follow up on. It`s going to be case management and also keeping this out in the public, as the lieutenant said, that`s going to find this little boy.

But it sounds like because of his developmental problems, it`s highly, highly unlikely that he walked away from there himself. Someone probably had to take him out of there because it`s such a rural area.

GRACE: The reward is now nearly $35,000. Tip line, 800-780-8477.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SMITH: This is a farm worker`s village. It`s a housing authority community consisting of about 600 homes, about 468 are occupied. And it`s a stand-alone community in the middle of a farm field. Most of them are permanent migrant workers. They`re farm hands and they work at the packing houses.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It takes boots on the ground, individual deputies getting out there and crawling through culverts and looking in brambles and bushes. So we`re just taking the search and being as thorough as we can.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GRACE: Where is little Adji? To Rupa Mikkilineni, our producer on the case in the very beginning. Rupa, what can you tell me?

RUPA MIKKILINENI, NANCY GRACE PRODUCER: Well, you know, police have a couple of really theories here. The real theory is that he was abducted. I mean they`re leaning towards this. Mostly because they have done extensive searches in area almost immediately as soon as he disappeared, Nancy. So they`re thinking somebody in the Haitian community might know something.

GRACE: And what are they doing about it? I know the entire area has been canvassed. I know they`ve got a lot of press just recently. How many tips did that generate, Rupa?

MIKKILINENI: Over 2500 tips, actually, in the last two months. This child has been missing almost two months now, Nancy. What they`re also doing is expanding throughout all of southeast, southwest Florida, the Miami area, hitting the Haitian communities in those areas, talking with Haitian minister, apparently, they`re speaking with who might be going to Haiti soon and will be spreading word even there.

GRACE: And I understand new photos have been released.

MIKKILINENI: Yes, new photos have been released. One important clarification for one of the photos is there`s a photo of him sitting Indian style, I think, and it shows the sneakers that he was wearing when he disappeared. In previous photos, I think, those sneakers were described as grayish. They`re actually dark blue and light blue.

GRACE: Special thank you tonight to Rory O`Neill and Lt. Tom Smith, along with Rupa Mikkilineni, joining us on the story.

Little Adji, 800-780-8477.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: flossy on March 05, 2009, 07:21:48 PM
Thanks Nut.  Great to hear they got some tips.  Seven is better than none!
Shows why media coverage is so important eh?!

Exactly, can!  I'm going to send another email right now - thanking them for their coverage last night and begging for it continue!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 05, 2009, 10:17:14 PM
NG's bit of coverage was nice, lets keep these emails rolling into her.  Hopefully it will help to open their eyes not only to Adji, but to realize that the people DO care about EVERY missing child, regardless of race, social status, and popularity. 

Thank you everyone for all of the help!!!  Lets bring Adji home!
Bless you Dolce, I sent emails too.
Thank you my BFF!!  Keep up the good work!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 05, 2009, 10:18:37 PM
Dolce - someone on another thread said they thought of you last night.  So did I, as I watched Nancy's coverage of Adji.
I have sent an email of thanks today with a request to mention Adji nightly.

Most awesome Can and great idea! Maybe possitive reinforcement will help to get his picture out there a bit more.  I will try that as well. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on March 06, 2009, 06:46:05 PM
Prayers Every Day that Adji Is Found SAFE

:smt049


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 07, 2009, 03:06:29 PM
I am really hoping that Dana is going to take some interest in Adji's case and want to do a tiny tidbit of a piece on him for SM radio. 

I am hoping that he comes and takes a look at this thread.  Thank you Dana, love your show, I hope that you are able to help!!!

(No pressure)  ::MonkeyTongue::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on March 07, 2009, 04:31:56 PM
I am really hoping that Dana is going to take some interest in Adji's case and want to do a tiny tidbit of a piece on him for SM radio. 

I am hoping that he comes and takes a look at this thread.
  Thank you Dana, love your show, I hope that you are able to help!!!

(No pressure)  ::MonkeyTongue::

Dolce ~Have you emailed Dana about Adji?  dana@scaredmonkeys.com 

I've been away from the forum a lot, and not sure if you've mentioned contacting him.  Muffy


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 07, 2009, 07:40:22 PM
I am really hoping that Dana is going to take some interest in Adji's case and want to do a tiny tidbit of a piece on him for SM radio. 

I am hoping that he comes and takes a look at this thread.
  Thank you Dana, love your show, I hope that you are able to help!!!

(No pressure)  ::MonkeyTongue::

Dolce ~Have you emailed Dana about Adji?  dana@scaredmonkeys.com 

I've been away from the forum a lot, and not sure if you've mentioned contacting him.  Muffy
I have noticed you have been absent, I hope you are alright and just taking a mini-vaca. 
Klaas forwarded my request to him in regards to Adji along with the link to this thread.  Any media source is good, radio, tv, blimp...(I know I can't get Goodyear, but you never know)
Glad to see you back Ms. Bee.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: NCSunny on March 09, 2009, 11:42:46 AM
I do wish there would have been more information on Adji on AMW but at least he was on there. I hope and pray he is found soon.
Why are there no Adji t-shirts etc? WHY?  Dolce, you have been in contact with them? do they have a site up for donations toward T-shirts/fliers and all? Is this something we need to work on establishing?
The family has no money to put into t-shirts and bracelet, like those that were done for Caylee.  All that has come so far has been volunteer and donation. Unfortunately such charities like those that have helped Caylee, Haleigh, Trenton, etc. have not come to the aid of this family, yet....
There was one very small foundation local to this area, their money has been put into the reward fund, as well as the purchase of the discounted fliers made.  This organization is not a heavily funded one, it is more of one that can provide volunteers for searches and flier distribution.
Ok, I am going to start sending out e-mails to the t-shirt co. and see if we can get some donated. I am also working on a website for Adji as well. Can you maybe contact a local bank to set up for donations for the family? Not sure what is involved, maybe I can get with someone from missing kids network and find out. If we can get this set up, I can include it in the website. I know in searching for my brother, I was told to call the bank and set up an account for donations for searching for him. I am not going to allow this family to be swept under the rug. I can not. Adji is a child that needs to be found,just as the other missing children.





:smt051 :smt051 :smt051 :smt051

I check here often for updates, but have to say I have been catching up in the HC & CA sections, but think of Adji often & I now honestly believe there are angels here on earth now after seeing all the hard work that you & Dolce are putting into Adji's case. I often wondered why NG only mentions him off & on, not keeping him fresh in everyone's mind.

That being said, it is so sad to see that the agencies that could be helping with bracelets, fliers, t-shirts are not offering any help & seemingly because his family isn't as 'well-off' as the ants or others. This should be an 'given' when ANY child is missing, not just for those that can afford it.  JMO

I too wonder about him wandering down by the water, but also hope that with so much around their home, that him parents might have taught him something about water safely (at least that's what I am hoping)

Again, many, many thanks to everyone & ALL Monkeys for remembering this sweet, adorable boy.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 11, 2009, 07:16:20 PM
http://home.rr.com/searching

I have started a website for Adji if any monkeys care to test it out and if any monkeys can help me on it (not the most web page savvy monkey here) would be so wonderful.  :)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on March 11, 2009, 07:25:05 PM
http://home.rr.com/searching

I have started a website for Adji if any monkeys care to test it out and if any monkeys can help me on it (not the most web page savvy monkey here) would be so wonderful.  :)

Searching ~  I just visited the website you've made for Adji.  Very nice.  I'm sorry I'm not web page savvy but if I can help you some other way, let me know.  I will continue to visit the site for any updates.  MuffyBee


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 12, 2009, 03:17:33 PM
http://home.rr.com/searching

I have started a website for Adji if any monkeys care to test it out and if any monkeys can help me on it (not the most web page savvy monkey here) would be so wonderful.  :)
It is coming along so wonderfully Searching!  You have done and amazing job!  I wonder if Brandi could do a lovely picture of Adji for the site as well.  She does very good work with graphics and design.  Bless you my dear friend!! 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 12, 2009, 03:18:57 PM
http://home.rr.com/searching

I have started a website for Adji if any monkeys care to test it out and if any monkeys can help me on it (not the most web page savvy monkey here) would be so wonderful.  :)

Searching ~  I just visited the website you've made for Adji.  Very nice.  I'm sorry I'm not web page savvy but if I can help you some other way, let me know.  I will continue to visit the site for any updates.  MuffyBee

Thank you Muffy. If you see any new news on Adji, If I miss it, please point me to it so I can update :)  also, I need a song for the site or songs if anyone could e-mail me a song or 2 :)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 12, 2009, 03:20:03 PM
http://home.rr.com/searching

I have started a website for Adji if any monkeys care to test it out and if any monkeys can help me on it (not the most web page savvy monkey here) would be so wonderful.  :)

Searching ~  I just visited the website you've made for Adji.  Very nice.  I'm sorry I'm not web page savvy but if I can help you some other way, let me know.  I will continue to visit the site for any updates.  MuffyBee

Thank you MuffyBee. If you see any new news on Adji, If I miss it, please point me to it so I can update :)  also, I need a song for the site or songs if anyone could e-mail me a song or 2 :)
had to fix your name.. left off the end for some reason...


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 12, 2009, 10:24:52 PM
Editorial: Missing children ... as search for Adji goes on, can we do better?
6:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2009


Nearly two months after his disappearance and supposed abduction, two questions nag:

Where is Adji Desir?

Did his case get less notoriety than others?

With the continued pursuit and hard work of law-enforcement agencies and TV programs such as “America’s Most Wanted,” we hope to have the answer to question No. 1.

Dissecting the past for the answers to question No. 2 may be less constructive than resolving to move on and tighten local and national alert systems already in place.

We would like to see them built up rather than torn down. They have accomplished a great deal and can accomplish even more.

We can understand the need for separate alert systems for different categories of cases. We can understand why searches for adults and children, whether they are believed to be abducted or runaways, can call for special skills.

We also can understand why there ought to be a certain level of evidence required to trigger activation of a major alert. False alarms can diminish the impact and distract from bona fide cases.

Still, there can be a fine line between bureaucracy and remembering the mission of networks such as AMBER Alert. That mission is finding missing children. That means getting their pictures and descriptions out there to as many sets of eyes and ears as possible as quickly as possible. Delaying any of that can play into the hands of real abductors as opposed to estranged parents using bad judgment for a few hours.

Some of the questions about little Adji may never be satisfied. Some come against a perception of injustice, with Adji being Haitian and other missing children being white and wholly American. Some can never be answered short of turning back time and having the mute 6-year-old watched more closely while at play.

We do not know what if any level of emergency alert could have made a difference in Adji’s case.

Our effort to be a productive fault-finder comes up short. We believe the news media has more to contribute here as a solution-finder. That means working with authorities to issue future alerts and requests for volunteer searchers, or on processes that make spreading bad news more systematic — regardless of how a child or adult becomes missing. All that matters is finding them. Whatever it takes.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/mar/07/editorial-missing-children-search-adji-goes-can-we/


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 12, 2009, 10:26:03 PM
(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/03/04/AdjiShoes_t600.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 13, 2009, 12:31:39 AM
http://home.rr.com/searching

I have started a website for Adji if any monkeys care to test it out and if any monkeys can help me on it (not the most web page savvy monkey here) would be so wonderful.  :)
It is coming along so wonderfully Searching!  You have done and amazing job!  I wonder if Brandi could do a lovely picture of Adji for the site as well.  She does very good work with graphics and design.  Bless you my dear friend!! 

Thank you.. Good idea about a picture,will ask her in her thread....


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 14, 2009, 12:02:00 AM
(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/03/04/AdjiShoes_t600.jpg)

Where did you get this pic? I need more pics for Adjis site.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 14, 2009, 12:24:05 AM
(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/03/04/AdjiShoes_t600.jpg)

Where did you get this pic? I need more pics for Adjis site.
www.naplesnews.com


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on March 14, 2009, 08:13:37 AM
http://home.rr.com/searching

I have started a website for Adji if any monkeys care to test it out and if any monkeys can help me on it (not the most web page savvy monkey here) would be so wonderful.  :)

Searching ~ You did a very nice job on Adji's site.  I am not savvy in the websites to offer you any help.

But, I would like to add.  Would there be a way to have some donations collected, maybe from the MONKEYS, to be able to purchase some t-shirts, buttons to distribute??

I have no idea what the initial cost would be for a basic order, but I would be willing to donate to help this cause.

I know of someone in TX that does this type of work from her home. I am going to email her and see what she can do.  This lady is HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MISSING CHILDREN.

Even if $1000. was raised, I am sure it would purchase quite a few items to begin with. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sassycat on March 14, 2009, 10:27:44 AM
http://home.rr.com/searching

I have started a website for Adji if any monkeys care to test it out and if any monkeys can help me on it (not the most web page savvy monkey here) would be so wonderful.  :)

That's nice Searching.   I wish I was web page savvy - but I'm not much help in that department!    ::MonkeyConfused::
I'm willing to send a donation, though - if you guys decide to do the buttons and t-shirts as GramaMonkey suggested.

Just checking to see if there were any updates on Adji.   I wish this little boy could be found!   Keep praying for him!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 14, 2009, 05:40:11 PM
http://home.rr.com/searching

I have started a website for Adji if any monkeys care to test it out and if any monkeys can help me on it (not the most web page savvy monkey here) would be so wonderful.  :)

That's nice Searching.   I wish I was web page savvy - but I'm not much help in that department!    ::MonkeyConfused::
I'm willing to send a donation, though - if you guys decide to do the buttons and t-shirts as GramaMonkey suggested.

Just checking to see if there were any updates on Adji.   I wish this little boy could be found!   Keep praying for him!
We are not dragging our feet on this issue, just want to give an update on this.  I have several calls into various individuals who are involved in the donation fund set up for Adji, getting a call back is taking forever!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sassycat on March 14, 2009, 06:55:16 PM
http://home.rr.com/searching

I have started a website for Adji if any monkeys care to test it out and if any monkeys can help me on it (not the most web page savvy monkey here) would be so wonderful.  :)

That's nice Searching.   I wish I was web page savvy - but I'm not much help in that department!    ::MonkeyConfused::
I'm willing to send a donation, though - if you guys decide to do the buttons and t-shirts as GramaMonkey suggested.

Just checking to see if there were any updates on Adji.   I wish this little boy could be found!   Keep praying for him!
We are not dragging our feet on this issue, just want to give an update on this.  I have several calls into various individuals who are involved in the donation fund set up for Adji, getting a call back is taking forever!

Thanks for the update Dolce.    I feel so sorry for this little guy.    God, I hope he is ok.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on March 15, 2009, 09:48:17 AM
http://home.rr.com/searching

I have started a website for Adji if any monkeys care to test it out and if any monkeys can help me on it (not the most web page savvy monkey here) would be so wonderful.  :)

That's nice Searching.   I wish I was web page savvy - but I'm not much help in that department!    ::MonkeyConfused::
I'm willing to send a donation, though - if you guys decide to do the buttons and t-shirts as GramaMonkey suggested.

Just checking to see if there were any updates on Adji.   I wish this little boy could be found!   Keep praying for him!
We are not dragging our feet on this issue, just want to give an update on this.  I have several calls into various individuals who are involved in the donation fund set up for Adji, getting a call back is taking forever!

I know you have been working very diligently on this case. I know there are legal matters to consider when getting donations and getting t shirts, etc....

Thought maybe a 'private' start for funds would help without all the red tape.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 15, 2009, 12:39:21 PM
I know you have been working very diligently on this case. I know there are legal matters to consider when getting donations and getting t shirts, etc....

Thought maybe a 'private' start for funds would help without all the red tape.

The only problem with that is the legal aspect.  While yes we could get private donations in the name of Adji, we are not in the possition to be the ones to determine where and how the money should be spent, that would be something that the family would pick and choose, or any person put in charge on behalf of the family.
For us to do this on our own, it could put is in a light that we may not want.  Granted there is only a 50/50 chance that it could have negative rammifications, but that is a chance I do not think we need to take on our own.  I would rather go through the propper channels and have all of my t's crossed and my i's dotted than be thrown into a web of confussion fueled by an IRS audit and legal suits because a penny was not accounted for propperly.
Not trying to be negative, just trying to keep us all as clean as possible.  When it comes to money, things can get ugly.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on March 15, 2009, 01:00:44 PM
I know you have been working very diligently on this case. I know there are legal matters to consider when getting donations and getting t shirts, etc....

Thought maybe a 'private' start for funds would help without all the red tape.

The only problem with that is the legal aspect.  While yes we could get private donations in the name of Adji, we are not in the possition to be the ones to determine where and how the money should be spent, that would be something that the family would pick and choose, or any person put in charge on behalf of the family.
For us to do this on our own, it could put is in a light that we may not want.  Granted there is only a 50/50 chance that it could have negative rammifications, but that is a chance I do not think we need to take on our own.  I would rather go through the propper channels and have all of my t's crossed and my i's dotted than be thrown into a web of confussion fueled by an IRS audit and legal suits because a penny was not accounted for propperly.
Not trying to be negative, just trying to keep us all as clean as possible.  When it comes to money, things can get ugly.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::  I understand fully, as would not want another Anthony scenario.

Found this on the Naples News site about Adji.  It is very touching, what his classmates wrote. It is on paper with teddy bears, which was so sweet, but I could not capture that part.

ADJI
I'm thinking about Adji.

 Adji is so cool! I love him. He's my best
friend, and I love him with all my heart.

Where is my friend? In the woods? My best friend is in trouble. Adji
is so little that they can't see him. He is so lost; he cannot find his way
back home. Will you help me?

Five thousand police officers are looking for Adji. They’ve been
climbing fences and jumping in the woods to find him. Then they call
helicopters to help them find Adji. They use big lights from the
helicopter.

The police came in all the houses and looked at the children’s
toys. They thought Adji might be in there.

Dogs have been sniffing everywhere for Adji. They dig and sniff for
Adji. A lot of horses are looking for him, too. They’re walking around
the Village, where we live, hoping to find him.

Mrs. Howard’s class feels sad about Adji.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 18, 2009, 12:57:34 AM
I know you have been working very diligently on this case. I know there are legal matters to consider when getting donations and getting t shirts, etc....

Thought maybe a 'private' start for funds would help without all the red tape.

The only problem with that is the legal aspect.  While yes we could get private donations in the name of Adji, we are not in the possition to be the ones to determine where and how the money should be spent, that would be something that the family would pick and choose, or any person put in charge on behalf of the family.
For us to do this on our own, it could put is in a light that we may not want.  Granted there is only a 50/50 chance that it could have negative rammifications, but that is a chance I do not think we need to take on our own.  I would rather go through the propper channels and have all of my t's crossed and my i's dotted than be thrown into a web of confussion fueled by an IRS audit and legal suits because a penny was not accounted for propperly.
Not trying to be negative, just trying to keep us all as clean as possible.  When it comes to money, things can get ugly.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::  I understand fully, as would not want another Anthony scenario.

Found this on the Naples News site about Adji.  It is very touching, what his classmates wrote. It is on paper with teddy bears, which was so sweet, but I could not capture that part.

ADJI
I'm thinking about Adji.

 Adji is so cool! I love him. He's my best
friend, and I love him with all my heart.

Where is my friend? In the woods? My best friend is in trouble. Adji
is so little that they can't see him. He is so lost; he cannot find his way
back home. Will you help me?

Five thousand police officers are looking for Adji. They’ve been
climbing fences and jumping in the woods to find him. Then they call
helicopters to help them find Adji. They use big lights from the
helicopter.

The police came in all the houses and looked at the children’s
toys. They thought Adji might be in there.

Dogs have been sniffing everywhere for Adji. They dig and sniff for
Adji. A lot of horses are looking for him, too. They’re walking around
the Village, where we live, hoping to find him.

Mrs. Howard’s class feels sad about Adji.



This is so damn sad.  How could anyone take a child?

 ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: bikerbev on March 18, 2009, 03:03:34 AM
I like NG, but I say shame on her for not having this case on her show more often. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: cookie on March 18, 2009, 05:56:33 AM
I like NG, but I say shame on her for not having this case on her show more often. 

very true...instead of doing her bombshell and repeating all old news in the beginning of her show on Caylee, she could be mentioning other children who are till missing....


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: cookie on March 18, 2009, 05:57:19 AM
I like NG, but I say shame on her for not having this case on her show more often. 

very true...instead of doing her bombshell and repeating all old news in the beginning of her show on Caylee, she could be mentioning other children who are till missing....

errrr....that would be still...typo


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Brandi on March 19, 2009, 12:04:42 AM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Adji2.png)

Searching, here is another tribute to Adji if you'd like to use it anywhere on your site or for use here in this thread.

If you want it resized or anything, just let me know. Let me know if you need any other artwork done; I am happy to help out if you need me. You know where to reach me!



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on March 19, 2009, 12:14:09 AM
Bless you Brandi for doing the artwork with the picture of Adji. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 19, 2009, 09:21:38 AM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Adji2.png)

Searching, here is another tribute to Adji if you'd like to use it anywhere on your site or for use here in this thread.

If you want it resized or anything, just let me know. Let me know if you need any other artwork done; I am happy to help out if you need me. You know where to reach me!


Brandi this is amazing!  Absolutely beautiful.

I came in here this morning to make a quick note that I DID receive a call back from someone who is working with the family and who is responsible for the fliers and donations.  I gave her a link to SM as well as the link to the website Searching has put together for Adji.  She is going to further my request and follow up with me in regards to t-shirts.  She told me she would be getting back to me at the latest by Tuesday (ugh!!!)
So here I sit again...waiting!!!  LOL  (Story of my life lately it seems..)
I do want to note that when I spoke to her about how there were people putting websites together and wanting to donate for t-shirts to help get Adji's face out there, she was a bit taken back.  I told her of our daily petitions to Nancy Grace and CNN to keep Adji's story alive.  She gave a "Wow, thats really great!"
Lets keep up the good work for Adji!!  I have been writing to Nancy Grace daily for them to bring him back up, please join me in doing the same if you are not already. 
You Monkeys are the BEST!!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on March 19, 2009, 02:59:29 PM
Found this video...to help find Adji.

FindAdji.com Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojjs40Y5BFE



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 19, 2009, 03:22:06 PM
Found this video...to help find Adji.

FindAdji.com Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojjs40Y5BFE


Thank you!  FindAdji.com is a blog site...interesting.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Scuterputer on March 19, 2009, 06:19:41 PM
I just started bawling. I tried to find some news on Adji, and there is none. Nothing in the past hour, past week or past month.

He is still missing right?? Why is there no news on this poor child?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sam on March 19, 2009, 07:11:12 PM
I just started bawling. I tried to find some news on Adji, and there is none. Nothing in the past hour, past week or past month.

He is still missing right?? Why is there no news on this poor child?


It is very sad. I think part of the problem is because of the language barrier as far as the news circuits go. We just need to keep praying along with those who have the means and are able to do more.


Off topic. If anyone see Rob here could you tell him I have left a post for him in the lounge.Thanks




Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tater on March 20, 2009, 08:07:17 AM
Found this video...to help find Adji.

FindAdji.com Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojjs40Y5BFE


Thank you!  FindAdji.com is a blog site...interesting.

So sad....:(


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 20, 2009, 09:31:13 AM
I just started bawling. I tried to find some news on Adji, and there is none. Nothing in the past hour, past week or past month.

He is still missing right?? Why is there no news on this poor child?


I wish there was news--looking for and praying for good news for Adji!!!



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 22, 2009, 02:49:54 PM
I know you have been working very diligently on this case. I know there are legal matters to consider when getting donations and getting t shirts, etc....

Thought maybe a 'private' start for funds would help without all the red tape.

The only problem with that is the legal aspect.  While yes we could get private donations in the name of Adji, we are not in the possition to be the ones to determine where and how the money should be spent, that would be something that the family would pick and choose, or any person put in charge on behalf of the family.
For us to do this on our own, it could put is in a light that we may not want.  Granted there is only a 50/50 chance that it could have negative rammifications, but that is a chance I do not think we need to take on our own.  I would rather go through the propper channels and have all of my t's crossed and my i's dotted than be thrown into a web of confussion fueled by an IRS audit and legal suits because a penny was not accounted for propperly.
Not trying to be negative, just trying to keep us all as clean as possible.  When it comes to money, things can get ugly.

Dolce, what if we quietly/privately between the monkeys just found whomever was to do the t_shirts and had them send money to cover the cost of t_shirts *to the company itself* instead of it going to one of us and then the company? maybe just order so many and get the money sent directly to the person/company doing t-shirts then deliver them to the person heading the donations part as a donation of t-shirts from the monkeys?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 22, 2009, 03:30:55 PM
I have just finished some work on Adji's page. Brandi Thank you for the lovely tributes to Adji. Also, Deenie, thank you too for the ones you contributed. Since we do not have many photos of Adji, Any of the tributes that you monkeys make and want on the site, just let me know and put them here,I will snag them and add them. Thank you all so much. Those have made a big difference in his photos on the site.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 22, 2009, 08:37:10 PM
Dolce, what if we quietly/privately between the monkeys just found whomever was to do the t_shirts and had them send money to cover the cost of t_shirts *to the company itself* instead of it going to one of us and then the company? maybe just order so many and get the money sent directly to the person/company doing t-shirts then deliver them to the person heading the donations part as a donation of t-shirts from the monkeys?
Oh goodness, I am the wrong person to ask this question too.  I do not know if there could be legal issues with this.  To make a t-shirt we would be using Adji's image, that image is not ours to use, and although the money being used would be our own donated, technically since we are donating it to the cause of Adji, we forego the right to say where it should and should not be used. 
I do not know, is there any legal minded monkey who may be able to chime in on this one? 
 ::MonkeyWaa::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Brandi on March 22, 2009, 08:40:01 PM
I have just finished some work on Adji's page. Brandi Thank you for the lovely tributes to Adji. Also, Deenie, thank you too for the ones you contributed. Since we do not have many photos of Adji, Any of the tributes that you monkeys make and want on the site, just let me know and put them here,I will snag them and add them. Thank you all so much. Those have made a big difference in his photos on the site.

You're welcome, Searching.

Let me know if you need any more or if you need any artwork done.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 22, 2009, 08:57:08 PM
Searching I will give one of my CCSO contacts a call again tomorrow if I do not get a response from this community organization suposedly heading up the donations for Adji.  She is who I called first for contact information on this organization, but will tell her of the wall I have met up with.
If all else fails I will go and speak face to face with Maria and tell her that we are looking to further the exposure that Adji's case gets and wish to have her aproval.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 22, 2009, 08:58:39 PM
Just one more thing, would it be possible to get shirts for his family?  When I speak with Marie I want to be able to offer a t-shirt to her and other members of the family that wish to wear them.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 22, 2009, 09:10:57 PM
Just one more thing, would it be possible to get shirts for his family?  When I speak with Marie I want to be able to offer a t-shirt to her and other members of the family that wish to wear them.

Hmmm maybe we can order a few JUST for the family and you take them to the family and show them what we are wanting to do?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 22, 2009, 09:13:17 PM
If that was the kind of shirt you meant Dolce,maybe Brandi can help design a shirt to give a co. to get a price quote on just a few?? Brandi?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 22, 2009, 09:18:03 PM
Quantity makes a huge difference in pricing when it comes to shirts.  I order them all the time for husbands company as chlorine eats through cotton t's.

Maybe instead, a mock up of what the t-shirt will look like?  I can put something together on poster board to present to her and show her how we want to do these shirts, and also get her input and suggestions to use.

What do you think??


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 22, 2009, 09:42:52 PM
Quantity makes a huge difference in pricing when it comes to shirts.  I order them all the time for husbands company as chlorine eats through cotton t's.

Maybe instead, a mock up of what the t-shirt will look like?  I can put something together on poster board to present to her and show her how we want to do these shirts, and also get her input and suggestions to use.

What do you think??

I think it is a great idea....hmmm what about one of those programs to make iron ons... design the iron on and put on a shirt... or the poster board idea.   just trying to ad some ideas


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Bearlyhere on March 23, 2009, 03:19:02 AM

Thinking about this child and praying for him and his family.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 23, 2009, 09:42:24 AM
Quantity makes a huge difference in pricing when it comes to shirts.  I order them all the time for husbands company as chlorine eats through cotton t's.

Maybe instead, a mock up of what the t-shirt will look like?  I can put something together on poster board to present to her and show her how we want to do these shirts, and also get her input and suggestions to use.

What do you think??

I think it is a great idea....hmmm what about one of those programs to make iron ons... design the iron on and put on a shirt... or the poster board idea.   just trying to ad some ideas

I have done the iron on's before, they run around $7 - $9 for a pack of 5 I believe.  The only problem with them is that they fade extremely quickly and the colors tend to run in the wash.
Shoot me an email and let me know how you want me to go with this, and I will put it together, take pictures, and drive over to speak with Marie for aproval and changes. 
Brandi - could you do a simple/chic 2 color border around the 2 facial pictures of Adji for the front of the t-shirts?
Searching - what do you think of having on the back the words "Have you seen this child?"  Listed in English, Creol, and Spanish and then placing the CCSO tip line number?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 23, 2009, 06:36:43 PM
Quantity makes a huge difference in pricing when it comes to shirts.  I order them all the time for husbands company as chlorine eats through cotton t's.

Maybe instead, a mock up of what the t-shirt will look like?  I can put something together on poster board to present to her and show her how we want to do these shirts, and also get her input and suggestions to use.

What do you think??

I think it is a great idea....hmmm what about one of those programs to make iron ons... design the iron on and put on a shirt... or the poster board idea.   just trying to ad some ideas

I have done the iron on's before, they run around $7 - $9 for a pack of 5 I believe.  The only problem with them is that they fade extremely quickly and the colors tend to run in the wash.
Shoot me an email and let me know how you want me to go with this, and I will put it together, take pictures, and drive over to speak with Marie for aproval and changes. 
Brandi - could you do a simple/chic 2 color border around the 2 facial pictures of Adji for the front of the t-shirts?
Searching - what do you think of having on the back the words "Have you seen this child?"  Listed in English, Creol, and Spanish and then placing the CCSO tip line number?

Sounds good to me, or "Have you seen me?" it is shorter.  Do we do "where is Adji" on the front??
and maybe include crime stoppers line or Missing children networks number or something.... maybe?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 23, 2009, 06:38:06 PM
Quantity makes a huge difference in pricing when it comes to shirts.  I order them all the time for husbands company as chlorine eats through cotton t's.

Maybe instead, a mock up of what the t-shirt will look like?  I can put something together on poster board to present to her and show her how we want to do these shirts, and also get her input and suggestions to use.

What do you think??

I think it is a great idea....hmmm what about one of those programs to make iron ons... design the iron on and put on a shirt... or the poster board idea.   just trying to ad some ideas

I have done the iron on's before, they run around $7 - $9 for a pack of 5 I believe.  The only problem with them is that they fade extremely quickly and the colors tend to run in the wash.
Shoot me an email and let me know how you want me to go with this, and I will put it together, take pictures, and drive over to speak with Marie for aproval and changes. 
Brandi - could you do a simple/chic 2 color border around the 2 facial pictures of Adji for the front of the t-shirts?
Searching - what do you think of having on the back the words "Have you seen this child?"  Listed in English, Creol, and Spanish and then placing the CCSO tip line number?

Sounds good to me, or "Have you seen me?" it is shorter.  Do we do "where is Adji" on the front??
and maybe include crime stoppers line or Missing children networks number or something on the back as well.... maybe?
Self edit to clarify numbers placement...


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 23, 2009, 10:26:35 PM
Good thinking!  I will get some ideas together and shoot you an email tomorrow.  (Remind me if I am absent minded please...so much on one plate.)  TIA


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Brandi on March 24, 2009, 03:15:33 AM
Good thinking!  I will get some ideas together and shoot you an email tomorrow.  (Remind me if I am absent minded please...so much on one plate.)  TIA

Dolce, email me with specs on what you'd like me to do. Include the photos you want, and let me know what format and size you'd like my graphics.

brandibb @ gmail. com


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 24, 2009, 08:51:22 AM
Good thinking!  I will get some ideas together and shoot you an email tomorrow.  (Remind me if I am absent minded please...so much on one plate.)  TIA

Dolce, email me with specs on what you'd like me to do. Include the photos you want, and let me know what format and size you'd like my graphics.

brandibb @ gmail. com
Brandi

These 2 photo's are the ones that I think we should use.  Granted there are not many of Adji available that are very clear, but these photos atleast show him with 2 distinctive facial expressions.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_j-DUX_c9sAg/SXJUNWc7IjI/AAAAAAAACuE/bOsCcsk3A7s/s400/Adji+Desir.jpg)

(http://media.nowpublic.net/images//00/5/0059b90568240a2cf6e736a9dc693955.jpg)

I will email you the other specs.  TIA


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 24, 2009, 03:00:38 PM
I can not wait to see the design..We have to keep our adji's picture and information out there so we can bring him home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Brandi on March 25, 2009, 02:16:14 AM
I just read your email, Dolce. I went ahead and made this ...

not sure if this is what you had in mind. I just added the wording as I saw fit. I know nothing about art for clothing. If you can use this, here it is:

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Adji-for-Dolce.jpg)

I'll check this thread tomorrow.

~Brandi


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Brandi on March 25, 2009, 02:17:32 AM
On second thought, probably needs a phone number or something.

Please advise as to what you want on it.

:-)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 25, 2009, 02:31:53 AM
On second thought, probably needs a phone number or something.

Please advise as to what you want on it.

:-)

Brandi, I think the phone number and such is going on the back. was in a post on the last page..I think Dolce planned on, if you can translate the "have you seen me", put it in Creole as well as english.

Just want to let you know, I seen the art for the shirt and it brought tears to my eyes. I think it is lovely.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Brandi on March 25, 2009, 01:54:36 PM
Here's another one, Dolce and Searching:

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Adji-for-Dolce2.jpg)

This one uses both images.

~Brandi


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sassycat on March 25, 2009, 02:32:39 PM
Brandi - that's really nice.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 25, 2009, 02:49:50 PM
Brandi
These are looking awesome!  I love the first one with the Rainbow boarder.  Is there any way to get that boarder, with the same set up as you have done in this latest one, minus the flower (thinking of men wearing the shirt) without letters...want to play with some ideas.
Great work!!!  You all make me so proud to be a Monkey!! 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Brandi on March 25, 2009, 03:07:42 PM
Brandi
These are looking awesome!  I love the first one with the Rainbow boarder.  Is there any way to get that boarder, with the same set up as you have done in this latest one, minus the flower (thinking of men wearing the shirt) without letters...want to play with some ideas.
Great work!!!  You all make me so proud to be a Monkey!! 

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Adji-for-Dolce3.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 25, 2009, 03:38:29 PM
(http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt316/MikiMonkey_photo/thcheerleader3.gif)  PERFECT!!  (http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt316/MikiMonkey_photo/thcheerleader3.gif)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on March 25, 2009, 07:10:55 PM
Found this posted, but asked for a link...from a myspace page.

Adji's flyer

(http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh340/JustMe_029/AdjiDesirFlyer.jpg)



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 25, 2009, 07:45:17 PM
Grama thanks.  You just gave me an idea. 

Brandi, could we do the 2 photos within a blue star outlines in a rainbow boarder?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Brandi on March 25, 2009, 08:32:23 PM
Grama thanks.  You just gave me an idea. 

Brandi, could we do the 2 photos within a blue star outlines in a rainbow boarder?

...um .. HUH?!?

(I thought we had a winner when you said "Perfect!")

I really don't know what you are envisioning now, Dolce.

What does "2 photos within a blue star outlines" mean? I htink you want the rainbow border around the entire picture?

I am very confused.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 25, 2009, 08:42:57 PM
I am so sorry Brandi to be confusing!!  I have too many ideas in my head.  I am not use to having to relay my thoughts to people on paper when it comes to designing.
Here is what I put together right quick.  This is one thought, now I have another one for your 2nd picture you did I am going to do now. 

Sorry to be confusing or if I come across as scatter brained, its not my intent!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 25, 2009, 08:46:33 PM
FTLOG that is way bigger than I expected!!!   ::MonkeyHaHa::

(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo335/Dolce_Chic/ADJI1-1.jpg?t=1238028333)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 25, 2009, 08:59:14 PM
(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo335/Dolce_Chic/Adji2-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 25, 2009, 09:05:46 PM
(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo335/Dolce_Chic/Adji3-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on March 25, 2009, 09:23:10 PM
FTLOG that is way bigger than I expected!!!   ::MonkeyHaHa::

(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo335/Dolce_Chic/ADJI1-1.jpg?t=1238028333)

I just asked my crew here and they like them all..lol
I like the bottom one. Brandis art grouping with his name and all... maybe his height,weight and DOB,where he is from can go on the back???


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Brandi on March 25, 2009, 09:56:33 PM
Well, I went with this concept when you mentioned stars:

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/Adji-for-Dolce6.jpg)

LOL

If you still need me to do something, let me know ;-)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 25, 2009, 10:00:36 PM
That gives me ideas too Brandi!!  I am going to have to work on this again tomorrow.

I was thinking for the back to have his stats and picture similar to how Caylee's were.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 25, 2009, 10:25:10 PM
(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo335/Dolce_Chic/adji4-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 29, 2009, 03:42:30 PM
I went by with family today after Mass and spoke with Adji's mother Marie.  I took her print outs of our t-shirt ideas and showed them to her.  Her smile was very large, but she placed her hand on my arm and said "We have been blessed by charity who is already making a shirt for Adji".  I told her my delight in hearing that things were still moving in a possitive manner.  I am going to call around on Monday to find out how to go about ordering shirts so that those of you Monkeys who wish to get one for yourself may do so.
I spoke with about our site here and told her how many dedicated individuals there are throughout this board who have dedicated their time, efforts, and own personal gifts to help find the missing, and to help find Adji.  I watched as the tears began to fall and told her that I did not mean to upset her, she again placed her hand on my arm and said "These are not tears of sarrow, I feel very strongly that my child is alive.  These are tears of joy that there is help to bring him back to me." 
Each time I speak with her I want to say so much more, but my throat gets tight as I get so overwhelmed with grief as it is written on her tired face and in the trembling of her hands as she speaks of her child. 
I learned today that she spends much of her free time at and around her mothers home, the last spot where Adji was seen.  She speaks with neighbors and visitors alike hoping for a clue, an answer, and a sign.  She has a strong determination fueled by the love she has for her son.
As we left she said "Thank you thank you.  From my heart thank you to you all."

Thank you for letting me share this with you.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on March 29, 2009, 06:59:37 PM
Dolce ~

 How wonderful of you to spend time with Adji's mom and take hope and faith to her for a return of Adji.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on March 29, 2009, 07:12:47 PM
Thank you Dolce, for letting us know about your visit with Adji's mother.  God bless him and his family.  Hoping he will be found soon.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on March 29, 2009, 08:38:41 PM
We have had a lot of fires around the area lately, one huge one was north of my home in the direction of Adji's home, actually within the outer search rings to where volunteers searched for Adji.  My father was most worried that she may have been panic struck today given the conditions of the weather and the fires, but she was surprisingly calm.
I still get an uneasy feeling when we drive down the entrance street to FWV.  There is something about it that makes me uneasy.  I have nothing against those that live there or frequent there, but without my father I do not think I would venture there alone.  With the mix of cultures that are there, its almost like a small country within our own.  I am very "odd ball" out, but the people are very friendly and wave, and the children are quite talkative and inquisitive.
Adji's "Come Home" memorial still stands, and fliers of him posted all overthe neighborhood, the town, and the county.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Brandi on March 29, 2009, 11:12:15 PM
I went by with family today after Mass and spoke with Adji's mother Marie.  I took her print outs of our t-shirt ideas and showed them to her.  Her smile was very large, but she placed her hand on my arm and said "We have been blessed by charity who is already making a shirt for Adji".  I told her my delight in hearing that things were still moving in a possitive manner.  I am going to call around on Monday to find out how to go about ordering shirts so that those of you Monkeys who wish to get one for yourself may do so.
I spoke with about our site here and told her how many dedicated individuals there are throughout this board who have dedicated their time, efforts, and own personal gifts to help find the missing, and to help find Adji.  I watched as the tears began to fall and told her that I did not mean to upset her, she again placed her hand on my arm and said "These are not tears of sarrow, I feel very strongly that my child is alive.  These are tears of joy that there is help to bring him back to me." 
Each time I speak with her I want to say so much more, but my throat gets tight as I get so overwhelmed with grief as it is written on her tired face and in the trembling of her hands as she speaks of her child. 
I learned today that she spends much of her free time at and around her mothers home, the last spot where Adji was seen.  She speaks with neighbors and visitors alike hoping for a clue, an answer, and a sign.  She has a strong determination fueled by the love she has for her son.
As we left she said "Thank you thank you.  From my heart thank you to you all."

Thank you for letting me share this with you.

Thank you, Dolce. Bless her heart. And yours.

I so hope Adji will be brought home soon.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on March 31, 2009, 09:15:13 AM
Thank you Dolce for all the hard work and caring you give to Adji and his family. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on March 31, 2009, 10:18:39 PM
Thank You Dolce
Please keep us updated

Bless Adji and Bring him Home ......... ah


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Scuterputer on April 01, 2009, 05:25:35 PM
Dolce you are doing great!

I have Adji, Haliegh, and Amber's picture posted in my office at work with the caption, Have you Seen Me?

I am in a little corner of Georgia, but maybe it might help.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on April 01, 2009, 09:27:11 PM
Adji was on my mind, and wanted  I to stop by and see if there was any news or updates.  I can't begin to think how his parents and family must feel.  I pray Adji is safe and can be brought home to his family. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on April 02, 2009, 04:25:52 PM
This was posted today (4/2/09) By EDWARD in the Sandra Cantu thread.  I thought of how there are many transient people in the area where Adji went missing that I would bring it over, I hope no one minds.  :smt049 to Adji & his family.


Re: SANDRA CANTU, 8 years old, missing since 3/27/09 Tracy, CA #1
« Reply #491 on: Today at 02:18:14 PM » Quote 

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This is an interesting statistic done by.. Dr.Deborah Schurman-Kauflin

Concerning the post above ..
where she does a study of illegals committing violent acts to americans.

In that study...

Schurman-Kauflin breaks down the 1,500 cases reviewed this way:


525, or 35 percent, were child molestations

358, or 24 percent, were rapes

617, or 41 percent, were sexual homicides and serial murders
Of the child molestations, 47 percent of the victims were Hispanic, 36 percent Caucasian, 8 percent Asian, 6 percent African American and 3 percent other nationalities.

In 82 percent of the cases, she noted, the victims were known to their attackers.

"In those instances, the illegal immigrants typically gained access to the victims after having worked as a day laborer at or near the victims' homes," she says. "Victims ranged in age from 1 year old to 13 years old, with the average age being 6."

...
Please read all of the report here..
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=50441


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: cookie on April 02, 2009, 04:34:32 PM
bless this little child and hope that he is found safely and returned to his family...


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on April 05, 2009, 10:38:49 PM
I saw my Grandbabies this weekend and it made me think about Adji.  I so hope he is with kind people who are taking care of him and love him and will search their hearts and decide to bring him home.  Adji- in my Prayers!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on April 06, 2009, 03:25:35 PM
Naples Daily News (Florida)
April 5, 2009 Sunday
 
The question remains: What happened to Adji?

For Marie Neida, the horror of her son going missing continues to dominate every facet of her life.

"I pray to God for my son to come back home," Neida said Friday.

It's been about three months since 6-year-old Adji Desir disappeared from outside his grandmother's house at Farm Workers Village in Immokalee.

Since then, Neida and her family members have tried to continue with their daily lives, while passing out fliers with her son's information and keeping in touch with the Collier County Sheriff's Office for updates on the case.

"My family is so-so," Neida, 36, said in a sad voice. "I'm so-so."

The situation has taken an emotional and psychological toll on the family, but especially on Neida and Adji's grandmother, Jesula Thebaud, 55, said Neida's husband, Antal Elant, 42.

"They don't sleep at night," Elant said. "Nobody sleeps."

Elant said the family prays daily for the safe return of Adji.

"We pray to God for Adji every night," Elant said. "Everybody wants Adji to come back home."

As for the outpouring of support from community members, Elant and Neida said they are grateful for everyone's efforts.

Elant said that above all else, people should keep looking for his stepson.

"I don't want anyone to give up," Elant said. "We need help very much."

Although 12 weeks have gone by, hope that the mentally disabled boy could be found remains in the community.

"It's good to know that the fliers are still out there and that people are still looking for him," said Sgt. Ken Becker with the Collier County Sheriff's Office Special Crimes Bureau.

Even three months later, local and statewide businesses have kept the missing-child fliers with Adji's information posted.

"I am glad to see that," Becker said.

Becker admitted that after the initial rush of tips back in January, the flow of information has slowed down a bit.

However, that doesn't mean that the multi-agency task force has stopped working the case. The task force is headed by the Collier County Sheriff's Office and includes agents from the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

"Over the last 12 weeks, we have done a number of follow-up investigations," Becker said.

The department received between 400 and 500 tips related to the disappearance of the developmentally disabled 6-year-old.

And it's community tipsters that could ultimately make the difference, he said.

"A case like this is going to depend on somebody that has seen something or has information that will help us find Adji," Becker said. "If you've got any information, no matter how small, contact us so we can follow up. It could be a key component to solve this case."

He added that on a case like Adji's, because time has passed, the tips aren't concentrated in Collier County anymore.

That's where help from the FBI, FDLE and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children comes in, Becker said.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children president Ernie Allen agreed.

"Time dramatically expands the boundaries," Allen said.

It's one of the reasons the center has been adamant about getting Adji's story to national media, he said.

"We're trying to use media to keep awareness big," Allen said. "So we can generate the new leads we need to break this case loose."

He said Adji's information also had been sent to law enforcement agencies around the world.

"Obviously the primary focus initially was the rapid response, the search and rescue," Allen said.

At this point, Allen said the investigation had changed and become a more traditional criminal investigation.

"Now our focus is to keep the level of awareness of Adji as high as possible, so we can generate leads," Allen said. "Somebody out there knows what happened to Adji."

Allen said one of the key messages that the group wants to send is that, just because it has been three months, it doesn't mean the world can forget.

"Adji is still out there," Allen said.

As for whoever has her son, Neida has a simple request - take care of Adji and return him safely home.

"I want my son back," she said. "If someone sees Adji, call the police right away."

For more information about the search for Adji Desir visit the Collier County Sheriff's Web site at www.colliersheriff.org or visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Web site at www.missingkids.com. 
http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100020825&docId=l:952091714&start=5


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Maven on April 07, 2009, 05:32:22 PM
Thanks

I am glad they have not given up looking for little Adji!

Prayers for Adji, and his family!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on April 08, 2009, 03:32:59 PM
I had heard of this story in the news. So heartbreaking. I pray they find this little boy soon. Peace and strength to his family. I cannot imagine their concern and sadness.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on April 10, 2009, 04:38:11 PM
Thinking of Adji and hoping he will be found soon and wishing there was more media attention. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on April 12, 2009, 11:29:06 PM
HAPPY Easter Little Adji.  I hope you had an Easter Basket and were taken to Church today by whomever has you.  I still feel you are alive and maybe someday the people who have you will let you go back home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sassycat on April 13, 2009, 06:36:35 PM
So sad.  I wish Adji was getting more national media attention.   Thanks for posting that article, Nut.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Jerseygirl345 on April 13, 2009, 08:32:11 PM
God Bless Adji and he be found and be brought home.. ::MonkeyTongue::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Fanny Mae on April 14, 2009, 06:43:57 PM
Praying for you, dear Adji, and for you mother Marie and father Antant....My God's mercy be with you all.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on April 15, 2009, 04:04:45 PM
Something is FINALLY moving forward in the search for Adji!!!!!!!

Gale St.John is arriving in Orlando today, and driving down to search for Adji.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/apr/15/nationally-known-psychic-search-adji/


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on April 15, 2009, 06:04:36 PM
Something is FINALLY moving forward in the search for Adji!!!!!!!

Gale St.John is arriving in Orlando today, and driving down to search for Adji.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/apr/15/nationally-known-psychic-search-adji/
Although I do not agree with some of her practices, any publicity is good publicity at this point.  I feel she was really just coming for Haleigh and decided to be politically correct and add Adji as well, but that is just me. 
I do hope she turns up some new leads as the trail seems to have gone cold and yet a family still is waiting everying day for their child to return to them.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Brandi on April 15, 2009, 07:04:57 PM
Something is FINALLY moving forward in the search for Adji!!!!!!!

Gale St.John is arriving in Orlando today, and driving down to search for Adji.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/apr/15/nationally-known-psychic-search-adji/
Although I do not agree with some of her practices, any publicity is good publicity at this point.  I feel she was really just coming for Haleigh and decided to be politically correct and add Adji as well, but that is just me. 
I do hope she turns up some new leads as the trail seems to have gone cold and yet a family still is waiting everying day for their child to return to them.

I agree with you, Dolce. Any publicity for Adji's case is good.

But I am not a fan of Gale at all.

I hold very little hope that she can help find him.

I do find it odd that she has not contacted his family or the local LE to let them know of her plans for searching for him. I'd think that would be a good thing to do. But what do I know?

But maybe the publicity that she can create will help spur more awareness and searches for Adji!





Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Maven on April 16, 2009, 12:36:56 AM
Something is FINALLY moving forward in the search for Adji!!!!!!!

Gale St.John is arriving in Orlando today, and driving down to search for Adji.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/apr/15/nationally-known-psychic-search-adji/
Although I do not agree with some of her practices, any publicity is good publicity at this point.  I feel she was really just coming for Haleigh and decided to be politically correct and add Adji as well, but that is just me. 
I do hope she turns up some new leads as the trail seems to have gone cold and yet a family still is waiting everying day for their child to return to them.

I agree with you, Dolce. Any publicity for Adji's case is good.

But I am not a fan of Gale at all.

I hold very little hope that she can help find him.

I do find it odd that she has not contacted his family or the local LE to let them know of her plans for searching for him. I'd think that would be a good thing to do. But what do I know?

But maybe the publicity that she can create will help spur more awareness and searches for Adji!





IA I don't hold much faith in psychics, and I am not a 'believer', but at the same time there is no such thing as bad publicity, I think any attention she may get could only be a good thing... so I applaud her for trying to help Adji and his family.

Prayers for Adji!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: FishstickKitty on April 16, 2009, 11:03:17 AM
If only he was white and a female.


Without reading all 25 pages...do we think he's lost or kidnapped.

I have ONLY heard about his case here. Never on any news. Sickens me.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: k9ohana on April 16, 2009, 11:49:15 AM
If only he was white and a female.


Without reading all 25 pages...do we think he's lost or kidnapped.

I have ONLY heard about his case here. Never on any news. Sickens me.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::
I had not hear of Adji's plight prior to logging into SM either. It is awful that only some of these kids get national attention while the others go by the way side.
They are all loved, missed and scared.
I hope this handsome little guy gets to be in the obviously loving  arms of his family soon.  His grandmothers face speaks a thousand words of anguish. I can not being to imagine what this family is experiencing.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on April 17, 2009, 08:43:25 AM
A update...

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/apr/16/psychic-searches-adji-immokalee-area/


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on April 17, 2009, 11:51:25 AM
A update...

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/apr/16/psychic-searches-adji-immokalee-area/

Thank you Grama.  I stop in often hoping for news.  I hope they find little Adji soon.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on April 17, 2009, 08:42:29 PM
I stopped in to see if there was any more news on Adji.  I can't believe it has been 3 months since he's gone missing.  Brandi and crew did a wonderful job with the pictures.  I hope that, if anything, Gale St. John can breath some new hope into this case.  Prayers to Adji and his family.  :smt049 :smt049 :smt049 :smt049 :smt049 Lovinlife


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on April 17, 2009, 10:50:09 PM
Here are a couple of links for info pertaining to that area.

Grace try here

http://www.collierclerk.com/RecordsSearch/CourtRecords

and also http://www.colliersheriff.org/Index.aspx?page=1922





 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on April 18, 2009, 09:34:17 AM
I went by with family today after Mass and spoke with Adji's mother Marie.  I took her print outs of our t-shirt ideas and showed them to her.  Her smile was very large, but she placed her hand on my arm and said "We have been blessed by charity who is already making a shirt for Adji".  I told her my delight in hearing that things were still moving in a possitive manner.  I am going to call around on Monday to find out how to go about ordering shirts so that those of you Monkeys who wish to get one for yourself may do so.
I spoke with about our site here and told her how many dedicated individuals there are throughout this board who have dedicated their time, efforts, and own personal gifts to help find the missing, and to help find Adji.  I watched as the tears began to fall and told her that I did not mean to upset her, she again placed her hand on my arm and said "These are not tears of sarrow, I feel very strongly that my child is alive.  These are tears of joy that there is help to bring him back to me." 
Each time I speak with her I want to say so much more, but my throat gets tight as I get so overwhelmed with grief as it is written on her tired face and in the trembling of her hands as she speaks of her child. 
I learned today that she spends much of her free time at and around her mothers home, the last spot where Adji was seen.  She speaks with neighbors and visitors alike hoping for a clue, an answer, and a sign.  She has a strong determination fueled by the love she has for her son.
As we left she said "Thank you thank you.  From my heart thank you to you all."

Thank you for letting me share this with you.

I of course want an Adji T shirt. We will keep looking for him until he is home.


Title: Re: Haleigh Marie Cummings #12
Post by: Heart on April 18, 2009, 07:44:33 PM
Psychic believes missing Adji may still be in Immokalee area

By TRACY X. MIGUEL (Contact)
Originally published 5:38 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 2009
Updated 5:38 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 2009
Adji Dsir

Adji Dsir
Psychic Gale St. John, left, talks with daughter Tamra, right, about their plans during a blind drive through Farm Workers Village in Immokalee on April 16, 2009. St. John is responding to emails she received asking her help to find Adji Desir, a six-year-old that went missing from his home in Farm Workers Village more than three months ago. Greg Kahn/Staff

GREG KAHN

Psychic Gale St. John, left, talks with daughter Tamra, right, about their plans during a blind drive through Farm Workers Village in Immokalee on April 16, 2009. St. John is responding to emails she received asking her help to find Adji Desir, a six-year-old that went missing from his home in Farm Workers Village more than three months ago. Greg Kahn/Staff
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Searching for Adji

Nationally known psychic Gale St. John began her search Thursday for Adji Desir, a 6-year-old boy who went missing in Immokalee on January 10, 2009.

Psychic Gale St. John, left, does a blind drive through Farm Workers Village in Immokalee on April 16, 2009. St. John says a blind drive is to get a sense of the area and find locations that have a possible connection with a missing child. St. John is responding to emails she received asking her help to find Adji Desir, a six year old that went missing from his home in Farm Workers Village more than three months ago. Greg Kahn/Staff


Psychic searches Immokalee for Adji Watch »
SEARCH FOR ADJI DESIR

Adji Desir has been missing from Immokalee since Saturday evening, Jan. 10, 2009.

 

IMMOKALEE — A nationally known psychic continued her search Saturday for a missing Immokalee boy, suggesting at one point that he still may be in the Immokalee area.

Gale St. John continued to search for 6-year-old Adji Desir, who has been missing from his home in Farm Workers Village since Jan. 10.

“It’s not only about being psychic always, it’s about properly searching the area,” St. John said Saturday.

On day three of her search, St. John, along with her daughter, Tamra, and a Naples volunteer physically searched a wooded area behind the Immokalee housing complex.

“This is just too large for three people to do,” she said. “We want to be so sure that we have covered every square inch of this village.”

She suggested that the area be divided into grid sections and searched again.

“I’m not feeling anything that alerts me to him actually leaving in a state of panic ... which leads me to believe that he may very well be in this area still,” St. John said.

St. John visited the housing complex Thursday and Friday to do what she calls a “blind drive,” to get a sense of the area and find locations that have a possible connection with where Adji was last seen.

She said it led her to the child’s grandmother’s house, a playground and to Buffalo Court, a street on the north side of Farm Workers Village.

St. John said the area of Buffalo Court behind the fence and homes needs to be looked at further, as does a wooded area near Grace Court.

While searching for the missing child, St. John said she got a sense of false security behind Buffalo Court.

She said it was dangerous in the grove area, including alligators, yet she said she wasn’t speculating an actual danger occurred for Adji.

St. John noted that a Collier County Sheriff’s Office search dog had also last tracked Adji at that location, which she said she didn’t know before contacting the investigator.

On Friday afternoon, Collier County sheriff’s officials said if they had a comment about the psychic’s conclusion it would be released Monday.

Earlier this week, the Sheriff’s Office contacted St. John and hadn’t heard from her since, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kristi Lester said Friday.

Lester said what most likely would happen was that once St. John had come and gone, one of the investigators would contact her to see if further tips could be generated.

St. John will continue searching for Adji in Immokalee through today, when she is scheduled to travel to the Satsuma area of Florida to search for 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings, who has been missing since Feb. 10.

While there, St. John plans to ask volunteers to visit Immokalee and help search for Adji.

St. John said she could do a better search if she had her cadaver dog, but the dog was back home in Ohio.

She would ask volunteers to bring their search dogs.

“It’s a lot of area to cover and I’m sure hoping that someone takes the initiative to go and relook at this area,” St. John said.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/apr/18/psychic-believes-missing-adji-may-still-be-immokal/
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Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on April 18, 2009, 09:34:37 PM
Thank you, Heart for that update.  Keeping my fingers crossed and still saying a daily prayer that Adji will soon be returned home to his loving family.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on April 19, 2009, 12:29:24 PM
IMMOKALEE — A nationally known psychic continued her search Saturday for a missing Immokalee boy, suggesting at one point that he still may be in the Immokalee area.

Gale St. John continued to search for 6-year-old Adji Desir, who has been missing from his home in Farm Workers Village since Jan. 10.

“It’s not only about being psychic always, it’s about properly searching the area,” St. John said Saturday.  The areas have been properly searched more than once, more than four times, more than ten times....not to mention flown over by infared helocopters and planes for close to a month.  I do not have to tell anyone that her presence here has been questioned and is questionable.

On day three of her search, St. John, along with her daughter, Tamra, and a Naples volunteer physically searched a wooded area behind the Immokalee housing complex.

“This is just too large for three people to do,” she said. “We want to be so sure that we have covered every square inch of this village.”

She suggested that the area be divided into grid sections and searched again.

“I’m not feeling anything that alerts me to him actually leaving in a state of panic ... which leads me to believe that he may very well be in this area still,” St. John said.

St. John visited the housing complex Thursday and Friday to do what she calls a “blind drive,” to get a sense of the area and find locations that have a possible connection with where Adji was last seen.

She said it led her to the child’s grandmother’s house, a playground and to Buffalo Court, a street on the north side of Farm Workers Village.

St. John said the area of Buffalo Court behind the fence and homes needs to be looked at further, as does a wooded area near Grace Court.

While searching for the missing child, St. John said she got a sense of false security behind Buffalo Court.

She said it was dangerous in the grove area, including alligators, yet she said she wasn’t speculating an actual danger occurred for Adji.

St. John noted that a Collier County Sheriff’s Office search dog had also last tracked Adji at that location, which she said she didn’t know before contacting the investigator. ...I find that very hard to believe given it was reported several times, and if she is as caught up on this case as she has publically claimed to be, she would be aware of this.

On Friday afternoon, Collier County sheriff’s officials said if they had a comment about the psychic’s conclusion it would be released Monday.

Earlier this week, the Sheriff’s Office contacted St. John and hadn’t heard from her since, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kristi Lester said Friday.

Lester said what most likely would happen was that once St. John had come and gone, one of the investigators would contact her to see if further tips could be generated.

St. John will continue searching for Adji in Immokalee through today, when she is scheduled to travel to the Satsuma area of Florida to search for 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings, who has been missing since Feb. 10. ..which is the real reason why she came to begin with.  Lets see how long she spends up there with them, I am sure it will be longer than that which she spent with Adji.  She is no Patricia Arquette, and she has done nothing more than give false hope to a family who is barely holding on to it to begin with.

While there, St. John plans to ask volunteers to visit Immokalee and help search for Adji.

St. John said she could do a better search if she had her cadaver dog, but the dog was back home in Ohio.

She would ask volunteers to bring their search dogs.

“It’s a lot of area to cover and I’m sure hoping that someone takes the initiative to go and relook at this area,” St. John said.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/apr/18/psychic-believes-missing-adji-may-still-be-immokal/

I do not like this woman and how she draws publicity to herself with her fake outs and false predictions.  Honestly, what in the hell did she think she was going to find?  Did she honestly think that this was not a huge search area?  If she was really here for Adji and Haleigh, then why did she leave her dog behind?  I am sorry this woman makes me physically ill, nothing but another media hungry wack-a-doo playing on the emotions of people in tough circumstances.  Good riddens and goodbye you fake cow.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on April 19, 2009, 02:58:00 PM
Dolce~

I just have to say that you are an inspiration to myself and many monkeys here.  You are the most beautiful caring person that I have run across in a long time and it means so much to me that you spend your time/money/life working toward the greater good.  I'm sorry that GSJ's appearance in Immokalee has you frustrated.  I couldn't agree more with what you wrote above.  I had hope that her coming to SW FL would inspire people to revisit Adji's case.  I see it has become nothing more that pure frustration for his family and basically a 3 ring circus.  I am sceptical of these "powers" that some people use to make a living off of at innocent people's expense like the Desir family.  She is another Ohioian that I would like to disown.  Keep the faith & prayers to Adji and all of the missing.

Lovinlife


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on April 19, 2009, 03:12:55 PM
Dolce~

I just have to say that you are an inspiration to myself and many monkeys here.  You are the most beautiful caring person that I have run across in a long time and it means so much to me that you spend your time/money/life working toward the greater good.  I'm sorry that GSJ's appearance in Immokalee has you frustrated.  I couldn't agree more with what you wrote above.  I had hope that her coming to SW FL would inspire people to revisit Adji's case.  I see it has become nothing more that pure frustration for his family and basically a 3 ring circus.  I am sceptical of these "powers" that some people use to make a living off of at innocent people's expense like the Desir family.  She is another Ohioian that I would like to disown.  Keep the faith & prayers to Adji and all of the missing.

Lovinlife
Thank you for your kind words Lovin.

I think what I am most po'd about with her is her random accusations toward the searches that have taken place, saying it should be done again based on her "feeling" that she is getting.  Not that all people believe in what she does, but to those small few now our LE is going to have to waste more money and resources to recheck as to not look like they are dropping the ball, recheck areas that have been cleared, drudging up this with the family all over again, and frankly for what...a hunch of a 2 dollar psychic? 
She has not done a lick of research on Adji's case other than a paragraph one of her assistants typed up for her in regards to this case that she read on the airplane ride down.  She came very ill-prepared for someone who just had to get down here and investigate.  Her 'leads' will not only waste more money and time, but it will take away valuable resources and people who not only protect and serve our county, but who also have been working each day since his disappearance, putting them on "her leads" that will ultimately bring them to yet another dead end.  If there was anything of substance within the areas she is saying to go and 'recheck' it would have been found. 
You are reading my reaction to this, I can tell you it is only a very small percentage in comparrison to that of the local authorities and surrounding county authorities....but that will remain hush as they have to remain unbiased....honestly what a mockery she has made!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on April 19, 2009, 09:53:07 PM
I am Working people .. I am working to get Adji more media attention.
I will let you know what transpires ...

God Bless Adji



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: 4getUnot on April 20, 2009, 03:59:50 PM
Dolce, you are doing a wonderful job for Adji and so are all the monkeys.  I'm jumping in too.  I wanted to pass this link along to you

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1409054

It is Brians dream chat on the web a Ustream.  Anyway they are talking about Adji and Gale St John's search there today.  (She's trying to credit herself for bringing a whole lot more attention to the case but I suppose she has brought more attention to it.)  Anyway they say she is going to be on Nancy Grace tomorrow night talking about Adji and Haleigh.  So they will get some more exposure tommorrow.  I hope this news brightens your day a little because I know you've been working hard for little Adji. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Mtnmom on April 22, 2009, 09:59:22 PM
Article mentioning  little Adji.

http://www.seattlemedium.com/News/article/article.asp?NewsID=95798&sID=3&ItemSource=L


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on April 24, 2009, 02:43:40 PM
Do they have any theories or leads on what could have happened to him? He was there one minute and gone the next and no one saw him? Do you think you can do sort of a summery of what has happened so far and where they are with the investigation?

My heart breaks for this little boy, maybe because I have a son with a disability and I know how much protection a mother feels for a child such as Adji and my boy. I cannot even begin to imagine how the family is feeling, my heart goes out to them.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on April 24, 2009, 08:20:33 PM
NAPLES — I have been watching and looking into this case as I have had a little clairvoyant information about this case.

So I went on Google Earth to look at the area and I was immediately drawn to the farm workers way bridge I felt he was in a car and travelled this road going towards the tractor dealers.

In between the bridge and tractor dealers there is a patch of land with lots of trees. It’s on the left and I felt very drawn to this area. So anyone looking for Adji could maybe look in this area. I feel he got into a car with a man who just picked him up.

Sketches by Christine Hamlett-Walsh appear below.
(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/04/23/adjidrawing1_t220.JPG)
This sketch started out as a man and ended up being a woman. This happens sometimes. This woman has information about Adji. If you recognize this woman please get in touch with the police department. -- Christine Hamlett-Walsh

(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/04/23/toobig_t220.jpg)

This man is also connected to Adji's disappearance and he has a tattoo that is like a twisted knot on his upper arm. - Christine Hamlett-Walsh




Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on April 24, 2009, 08:25:51 PM
Link for the above..

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/adji-desir/


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on April 28, 2009, 02:29:27 PM
Just stopping in to see if there is any news on Adji.  I hope they get some sort of lead soon.  I know LE has done all that they can with what resources are available.  I'm off to write NG and ask her to put Adji on...


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: califmom on April 28, 2009, 06:26:46 PM
Just stopping in to see if there is any news on Adji.  I hope they get some sort of lead soon.  I know LE has done all that they can with what resources are available.  I'm off to write NG and ask her to put Adji on...


Lovinlife, I came in here too fro the same reason you did.  It makes me so sad that this adorable boy is missing and there is nothing on the news about it.  I am going to join you and write to NG and ask her to give an update about him.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: CVT6702 on April 29, 2009, 07:01:10 PM
  My Psychic Information differs from what I read posted above and so we will just have to wait and see what proves to be correct, but my psychic information says the little boy was killed by an aligator.

  what traces if any could be found this long after he disappeared I am not sure but I believe this information has as much value as any posted by anyone else.

  I do not travel to these locations I just sit here in my home in Ohio and the information flows to me from a place I know as the Akaskic Records higher up in the spirit World.

  To point to other kinds of information I have received as a Psychic on the day that Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman were killed I immediately meditated on the story and saw O.J. going over the fence at Nicoles home wearing the balck shirt and he wore black gloves then I saw him his face filled with fury a knive in right gloved hand and he was looking down in fury at his victims.

  In the Laci peterson Case the day she came up missing I meditated on the case and saw her husband kill her then take her and dump her lifeless body in the bay.

  Those are just a few.
  If there aligators near where the little boy disappeared then I think its a great possibility that my psychic information is correct.

  I feel I need to post this so resources are not wasted trying to find a little boy who is no longer of this world.

  He is a beautiful little boy and I am sorry to have to write these things and I mean only to help.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on April 29, 2009, 10:55:08 PM
Just checking in to see if anything is new. Prayers being sent for Adji's safe return


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on April 30, 2009, 05:17:30 PM
 **Snipped**

  I feel I need to post this so resources are not wasted trying to find a little boy who is no longer of this world.

  He is a beautiful little boy and I am sorry to have to write these things and I mean only to help.


I respect your opinion but I have to say this regarding the above statement in bold:   
Don't you think, if infact what you are "seeing" is correct, that the family at least deserves to know what happened and where he is and that the resources would never be "wasted" trying to find a missing little boy?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on April 30, 2009, 05:29:35 PM
 **Snipped**

  I feel I need to post this so resources are not wasted trying to find a little boy who is no longer of this world.

  He is a beautiful little boy and I am sorry to have to write these things and I mean only to help.


I respect your opinion but I have to say this regarding the above statement in bold:   
Don't you think, if infact what you are "seeing" is correct, that the family at least deserves to know what happened and where he is and that the resources would never be "wasted" trying to find a missing little boy?

ITA with you Lovin'.  And what you say goes for each and every boy, girl, man and woman that is missing, no matter what their circumstances or walk of life, they are victims and need to be found.  Even in events where there is hard evidence that a person may no longer be of this earth, the searches do not stop.    And I've not seen or heard anything like that in Adji's case.  Even if there was evidence he is not alive we would still be looking for him.  We try to bring the missing home and if there was a crime committed against them, then we seek justice for them and their families. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on April 30, 2009, 06:08:43 PM
You said that much better than I ever could have Muffy.  That sentence just infuriated me! ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on April 30, 2009, 06:26:50 PM
Grandmother of Adji Desir.

(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/11/091011NS-LS-Missing07_t600.jpg)

http://74.125.45.132/search?q=cache:PQE8NgzUplAJ:www.naplesnews.com/photos/today/+missing+desir&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us


Bumping this pic of Adji's Grandma. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on April 30, 2009, 06:27:51 PM
(http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMC1113684c1.jpg)

MISSING FLIER:
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewPoster&caseNum=1113684&orgPrefix=NCMC&searchLang=en_US

Bumping this picture of Adji


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: califmom on April 30, 2009, 10:27:57 PM

MuffyBee... thanks for bumping up those pictures.  I don't think I have seen that one of Adji's grandmother...It is just heartbreaking!! 

Where or where is this adorable boy??  I sure wish NG would talk about him again and post his picture.  I think I will go shoot off an email to her!!

God Bless You Adji!!



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on May 01, 2009, 09:20:23 PM
Adji, you are still in my heart and still in my prayers....


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on May 03, 2009, 12:17:56 PM
I have been reading these threads about Adji, but I have been unable to post until now because I have been so upset about the fact that he is missing.  He has such a sweet face. This case haunts me.

Seeing the agony on his grandmother's face is just heartbreaking.

Where is the media? How can anyone not be moved by this family's plight, and by the fact that this precious little boy cannot be found?
We know where Caylee is now, so why can't NG focus on Adji for a little while? This child and his family needs everyone's help.

Has Dana had anyone involved in this case on his show?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 03, 2009, 04:38:38 PM
  My Psychic Information differs from what I read posted above and so we will just have to wait and see what proves to be correct, but my psychic information says the little boy was killed by an aligator.

  what traces if any could be found this long after he disappeared I am not sure but I believe this information has as much value as any posted by anyone else.

  I do not travel to these locations I just sit here in my home in Ohio and the information flows to me from a place I know as the Akaskic Records higher up in the spirit World.

  To point to other kinds of information I have received as a Psychic on the day that Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman were killed I immediately meditated on the story and saw O.J. going over the fence at Nicoles home wearing the balck shirt and he wore black gloves then I saw him his face filled with fury a knive in right gloved hand and he was looking down in fury at his victims.

  In the Laci peterson Case the day she came up missing I meditated on the case and saw her husband kill her then take her and dump her lifeless body in the bay.

  Those are just a few.
  If there aligators near where the little boy disappeared then I think its a great possibility that my psychic information is correct.

  I feel I need to post this so resources are not wasted trying to find a little boy who is no longer of this world.

  He is a beautiful little boy and I am sorry to have to write these things and I mean only to help.

I was not going to comment on this one, in fact I walked away from the computer and then came back to it a few times.

I find your information to be misleading and misinformation.  How dare you insinuate that just because you, one false "prophet", believes him to have been killed by an alligator that everyone should stop their search.  There is a family who's heart is broken, who's life has been destroyed, who lives each day one moment at a time each filled with hope for just a piece of real, true information on their missing child.  You should be ashamed of yourself.

I have nothing against psychics or those claiming to be intouch with other types of out of this world things, but you have crossed a line with your last post. 

As for your claim of an alligator, I will direct you to check out the geographical location of his last known whereabouts and read up on what was found by LE and FFWL personnel.

Your claims of knowing things in these other cases, well sorry I am not going to take you on your "word" since you are producing after the fact details that have already emerged in these cases and are common knowledge and belief.

Sorry for the rant mods, but I am physically sick after seeing what this person has posted.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on May 03, 2009, 05:46:59 PM
 ::MonkeyWaa::  awwwwwww Muffyyy...look at his Grandma cry omgg...  :smt089  That is sooo sad!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on May 03, 2009, 05:55:37 PM
::MonkeyWaa::  awwwwwww Muffyyy...look at his Grandma cry omgg...  :smt089  That is sooo sad!

It's heartbreaking. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: lonemonkey on May 03, 2009, 09:10:22 PM
Thanks SO much for posting those photos of Adji and his Gramma...
That one choked me up...it really hurts!:(
What in the world happened to little Adji?!
DO you clever Monkeys have theories?

I just found this photo for Adji and hope you don't mind.
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh125/Dreamfinder1997/Missing%20Children/AdjiDesirFlyer.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 04, 2009, 08:59:11 AM
Thanks SO much for posting those photos of Adji and his Gramma...
That one choked me up...it really hurts!:(
What in the world happened to little Adji?!
DO you clever Monkeys have theories?

I just found this photo for Adji and hope you don't mind.

Lonemonkey it is heartbreaking what this family is going through.  I can not fathom what they must be going through each time they turn on the TV hoping for news to be broadcasted about their missing child, but instead see the focus on what Casey Anthony ate today or photos of Misty and Ron Cummings getting married. 
Our Naples Daily News has a section dedicated online just for Adji, but it is pretty bare in comparison to that which I see on Orlando Sentinel for Caylee and Haylee. 

As for theories in his case, I have come up with only one, and I base this solely on the fact that I know that the areas surrounding his home have been checked, double checked, rechecked, and then checked again for him...not just by volunteers or canine tracking dogs, but also by infrared police helicopters and sonar..not to mention FFWL getting hold and following up with the wildlife within the controlled habitat out there.  They truly left no stone unturned. 

Immokalee is the home to the Seminole Casino.  Back when Adji went missing it was what we Floridians call "Season" that is when all of the snow birds come down and tour the area.  Seminole Casino at this time was going through a massive expansion as they were breaking into the "Vega's style" gaming and adding on new wings of the casino.  So add to the many construction workers within that job site and chaos, the many many tourist who frequent the casino on a daily basis.  Not saying necessarily that any one of them picked him up, but given the population of people within the town nearly tripled in size during that time I think it is a possibility.

Also, Immokalee is a heavy agricultural town.  It sits between 2 major trucker frequented back road highways.  Adji's neighborhood is one of the last stops out of town on one of these highways, and where he was last seen playing is not far off from that road, maybe a few hundred feet.  I use to think that the person who took Adji must have been watching and known his disorders, but I am not thinking that any longer.  Adji was taken because he was the easiest to lure away and the most convenient to seize.  His abductors most likely learned of his disability when the rest of the world did.

Sorry for the long post, but these are my thoughts on this.  This case is still very active down here.  His posters are still hung on the doors and windows of storefronts.  A huge sign still sits off the side of the main road in Immokalee plastered with Adji's photo and description.  He has not been forgotten, he is still sought after, and he is still loved and missed not only by his family, but by this entire county.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on May 04, 2009, 09:17:27 AM
bumping Sat. image of the area...reduce it to get good view

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Farm+workers+village+Immokalee+FL&sll=26.419891,-81.408048&sspn=0.012337,0.033731&ie=UTF8&view=map&ei=pOj-Se7jJ4qINOn84a0E&attrid=


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 04, 2009, 10:04:06 AM
bumping Sat. image of the area...reduce it to get good view

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Farm+workers+village+Immokalee+FL&sll=26.419891,-81.408048&sspn=0.012337,0.033731&ie=UTF8&view=map&ei=pOj-Se7jJ4qINOn84a0E&attrid=
Thanks Nutt.  As you can see SR29 (State Road 29), which Adji's neighborhood is off of, runs up the center of Florida, or can lead you in either direction to the I-75 (interstate 75).  Adji was last seen playing with his friends just about 50 feet short of the bridge going over the low flowing canal at the exit of the neighborhood.  A little girl playing that day with the group of children told the authorities that she last saw Adji walking away from the group and towards that bridge, she never saw him again after that.  All the other children have commented that at one moment he was there, and the next he was gone.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on May 04, 2009, 10:13:13 AM
O/T man missing in Immokalee
http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readarticle.asp?articleid=29086&z=3

In all that I have read in this thread and reading further, IMO Adji wandered off. I don't think anyone took him  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: lonemonkey on May 04, 2009, 12:02:15 PM
Good Mornin'(http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr162/kamilsyamlan/Monkey_with_coffee.gif)
Thanks Monkeys for your opinions!  YOu all are a smart BUNCH!

Dolce
Thanks for your thoughtful post!  It put much into perspective for me as I am here in California.  It's much different terrain out there in Florida.  It seems very challenging at times...thinking of both Haleigh and Adji's addresses.  Heck, even Caylee's for that matter.

Nut
Thanks for bumping the map...
That helped a lot!!!!

Wish I had something more to contribute but I just don't know what happened to this innocent little boy!!!
I will say that I have been put off by Nancy Grace recently.  It seems like she is overly preoccupied with Caylee's case.  Don't get me wrong, I follow Caylee's case close... very closely...
But at this point, KC is not going any where soon.  We have time to hear stories about her when news is truly "Breaking". ::MonkeyNoNo:: 
It saddens me to see her no longer focus on Adji, Haleigh, and now Sandra.
What's her deal?  I used to love to watch Nancy.  But now she seems often really snarky instead of a tiger going for the facts.  Any Monkey know what I mean?
Sorry if this off topic, guys!
 LM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on May 04, 2009, 01:07:41 PM
bumping Sat. image of the area...reduce it to get good view

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Farm+workers+village+Immokalee+FL&sll=26.419891,-81.408048&sspn=0.012337,0.033731&ie=UTF8&view=map&ei=pOj-Se7jJ4qINOn84a0E&attrid=
Thanks Nutt.  As you can see SR29 (State Road 29), which Adji's neighborhood is off of, runs up the center of Florida, or can lead you in either direction to the I-75 (interstate 75).  Adji was last seen playing with his friends just about 50 feet short of the bridge going over the low flowing canal at the exit of the neighborhood.  A little girl playing that day with the group of children told the authorities that she last saw Adji walking away from the group and towards that bridge, she never saw him again after that.  All the other children have commented that at one moment he was there, and the next he was gone.

On the map, where was he last seen?  I don't see a bridge, do you mind saying what street? also, what can you say about his disability? Do yo know what he is diagnosed with. Does this disability make it more likely he would wander off? Did he like animals? Such as if he saw a cat or do or whatever he would go to it?
Did he go to school? did he take a bus to and from school? If so, has the aides, teacher, bus drivers, therapists, doctors etc.. all been questioned? Children with disabilities are targets for pedophiles for obvious reasons. Can you share how his condition may have altered the investigation?
Sorry for all of the questions, I hope you don't mind.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 04, 2009, 02:13:06 PM
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(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo335/Dolce_Chic/Adji7.jpg)

(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo335/Dolce_Chic/Adji6.jpg)

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(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo335/Dolce_Chic/Adji3.jpg)

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(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo335/Dolce_Chic/Adji13.jpg)

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BUMP

I posted several photos of the area, have snipped most of them out in order to show the bridge and location of the neighborhood on the road.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 04, 2009, 02:14:08 PM
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=4380.msg632736#msg632736

This is the link to the original post with all of the photos that depict the area.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 04, 2009, 02:26:46 PM
On the map, where was he last seen?  I don't see a bridge, do you mind saying what street? also, what can you say about his disability? Do yo know what he is diagnosed with. Does this disability make it more likely he would wander off? Did he like animals? Such as if he saw a cat or do or whatever he would go to it?
Did he go to school? did he take a bus to and from school? If so, has the aides, teacher, bus drivers, therapists, doctors etc.. all been questioned? Children with disabilities are targets for pedophiles for obvious reasons. Can you share how his condition may have altered the investigation?
Sorry for all of the questions, I hope you don't mind.
Tracygirl - I posted for you photos that I had taken back in January. 

To answer some of your questions please see below:

Adji is of Haitian decent, he understands when someone speaks to him in creole and in english, but he does not speak back, his vocabulary is very limited.  He knows his name and will come when called, he responds mostly with hand and head gestures such as nodding.  He has the mentality of a 2 year old child, and he scared easily.  (This is why I do not see him running off either)

He was in school and when not in school he stayed with his Grandmother while his Mother and Stepfather worked.

LE has looked into all known offenders within the area, searched houses as soon as the alert was sent out about Adji, searched vehicles...all this started within a matter of 45 mins of his known disappearance.

According to his mother, Adji was not one to wander off on his own.  He is very shy and timmid, keeps to what he knows.  He plays with the same group of friends daily, and he only ventured to play in the woods if his older cousins were with him.  It was not his nature to just wander off.  They do not have any pets, so I am not sure about his animal curiosity.

According to Marie he was too scared to ride his bicycle, even though it had the training wheels on it, he always needed either her or his stepfather to hold onto him and not let go.  He enjoys sports and games with lots of energy.

Hope that helps.  I do not live in Immokalee, I live in Naples.  My father is LE and him along with my husband and brother-in-law worked to search for Adji, and my father has been working with LE in his search since.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on May 04, 2009, 09:36:10 PM
Thank you so much for posting the pics and responding to me. so it seems if he was easily scared by the unknown and it is unlikely he would not wonder off, do you think he could have been leared by someone he knew?

I am not sure of what services he was receiving,  Should have been everything that all other kids with disabilities receive. If so, this would include therapists such as speach, OT and Pt, teachers, special ed aides and/or paraprofessionals, bus drivers. Do you know if these people have been questioned and cleared? I am sure everyone has already thought of it, but thought I would throw it out anyway.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: higherhopes on May 05, 2009, 12:46:52 PM
http://www.artharris.com/2009/04/30/exclusive-haleigh-cummings-nay-nay-out-of-jail/

water, brown water! Subconscious now taking me to Immokalee, Florida to find Adji Desir! Man involved with missing child is elderly African American man. A lot of gray in his hair & mustache. I hear doorbell & saw this old man enticing child into his home. Man was motioning for little boy to come to him, he was smiling. There is a picture in this man’s house of him in military uniform. He’s facing camera on the right, standing, & woman is on his left standing. Looks like old army uniform. Lives close by Adji. Going to e-mail sheriff on case.
to read more on pshcich views go to http://www.powerful-psychic-reading.com/haleigh-cummings.html Onc again thanks Art & Cobra.

Just wanted to post this here for Adji's case!!!!!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: califmom on May 05, 2009, 01:32:43 PM



Good Morning!

Just checking in for any updates on this adorable boy... he has been on my mind so much lately. 

Prayers for Adji and his family.

Dolce, you and your family are so amazing.  Thank you for getting out there to help this family find their little boy. 

God Bless you and your family and Adji and his family.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on May 05, 2009, 06:40:09 PM
  My Psychic Information differs from what I read posted above and so we will just have to wait and see what proves to be correct, but my psychic information says the little boy was killed by an aligator.

  what traces if any could be found this long after he disappeared I am not sure but I believe this information has as much value as any posted by anyone else.

  I do not travel to these locations I just sit here in my home in Ohio and the information flows to me from a place I know as the Akaskic Records higher up in the spirit World.

  To point to other kinds of information I have received as a Psychic on the day that Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman were killed I immediately meditated on the story and saw O.J. going over the fence at Nicoles home wearing the balck shirt and he wore black gloves then I saw him his face filled with fury a knive in right gloved hand and he was looking down in fury at his victims.

  In the Laci peterson Case the day she came up missing I meditated on the case and saw her husband kill her then take her and dump her lifeless body in the bay.

  Those are just a few.
  If there aligators near where the little boy disappeared then I think its a great possibility that my psychic information is correct.

  I feel I need to post this so resources are not wasted trying to find a little boy who is no longer of this world.

  He is a beautiful little boy and I am sorry to have to write these things and I mean only to help.

I was not going to comment on this one, in fact I walked away from the computer and then came back to it a few times.

I find your information to be misleading and misinformation.  How dare you insinuate that just because you, one false "prophet", believes him to have been killed by an alligator that everyone should stop their search.  There is a family who's heart is broken, who's life has been destroyed, who lives each day one moment at a time each filled with hope for just a piece of real, true information on their missing child.  You should be ashamed of yourself.

I have nothing against psychics or those claiming to be intouch with other types of out of this world things, but you have crossed a line with your last post. 

As for your claim of an alligator, I will direct you to check out the geographical location of his last known whereabouts and read up on what was found by LE and FFWL personnel.

Your claims of knowing things in these other cases, well sorry I am not going to take you on your "word" since you are producing after the fact details that have already emerged in these cases and are common knowledge and belief.

Sorry for the rant mods, but I am physically sick after seeing what this person has posted.

I am with you on this. what a terrible and twisted thing to post. I do not understand how someone could post such a thing. What is wrong with people.

Muffy,thank you for bumping those photos.. I hope that poster seen those tears on Adji's Grammas cheeks and felt like total crap...

Hoping for news on Adji soon...Praying for Adji and his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Maven on May 11, 2009, 01:17:52 AM
I just wanted to say that Adji was mentioned in an interview about Haleigh Cummings. Cobra states that he believes a truck driver picked up little Adji, I'm not sure where he got this information, but he says that he was there looking for Adji.

Prayers for Adji  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 11, 2009, 08:47:55 AM
I just wanted to say that Adji was mentioned in an interview about Haleigh Cummings. Cobra states that he believes a truck driver picked up little Adji, I'm not sure where he got this information, but he says that he was there looking for Adji.

Prayers for Adji  ::MonkeyAngel::
It is possible.  I have stated this before on several occassions that where Adji's neighborhood is located is off a road that is frequented by truckers who take the rural rout for a faster less conjested commute.  Many fly through there daily for transporting of the produce from the farms within and around Immokalee, and others pass through wishing to stop at the casino.  You really would not be on that road unless you lived off of it or had business being on it as it serves really no other purpose.  It does not lead to a mall or the beach, it serves as an easy passage up the state with the ability to stop at the smaller cities avoiding the conjested coastal lines.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on May 12, 2009, 12:57:14 PM
‘Missing' Black Males Missing From Media Coverage

NNPA, News Report, Diasia Ellerbee, Posted: May 11, 2009 Review it on NewsTrust
<snip>
Black men and boys such as William Van Croft IV, 17, Wallace Richards, 23, Dennis Palmer, 44, and Adji Desir, 6, are missing and have not received national media attention as other missing persons such as Laci Peterson, Elizabeth Smart, or Haleigh Cummings. White women usually get more attention than men of all races when they are missing.

Blackandmissing.blogspot.com is an online site dedicated to informing the public about missing Black children who may or may not have been reported on in the media.

According to blackandmissing.blogspot.com, Adji Desir is a boy who has been missing since Jan. 10 from Immokalee, Fla. The youth has the mental capacity of a two-year-old and is developmentally disabled.

If you put both their names in Yahoo's search engine, Adji Desir's name will produce 478,000 results. A search for Haleigh Cummings, a five-year-old White girl, will produce 4.4 million results, nearly 10 times the number of hits logged for the Black boy.

Both children went missing around the same time and in the same state.


Derrica Wilson is president and CEO of the Black & Missing Foundation, Inc., which has an online website that provides exposure and educational training for the loved ones of missing persons.

Ms. Wilson believes Black male disappearances are more likely to be labeled runaways. Black men on her website never receive national attention and are never seen on television, she said.

“Therefore there is no Amber Alert and without an Amber Alert there is no media coverage locally or nationally,” said Ms. Wilson. “Now when it comes to Black men, there are more missing Black men in the United States than missing Black women, according to the FBI missing person's report. The reason I believe that Black men do not receive media exposure is because society, media, and law enforcement like to relate their disappearance to drugs, crime, or violence.”

Missing children activist and founder of the website Omega7.com Alonzo Washington agrees Black men and boys get the least amount of media attention for missing persons.

The only Black males that receive coverage are those of high stature, according to Mr. Washington.

“If you're grown, a man, and Black, then you can forget about it,” Mr. Washington said. “Young Black boys may get a little teaser, but never an ongoing investigation like Caylee Anthony, Elizabeth Smart or Samantha Runnion.”

“The mindset of the media is that if it bleeds it leads,” said Det. Richard Adams of the Youth Investigation Division Missing Person Unit in the District of Columbia. “Media wants something sensational. They have to have something fantastic and that's going to catch the viewer's eye. It's all about numbers and ratings to them.”

William Van Croft IV has been missing from the District of Columbia since January 31, 2009. He has Asperger's Syndrome and went missing a year after the death of his father.

According to Jason Cherkis, who writes an online blog for the Washington City Paper, the D.C. police department waited until Feb. 11 to issue a press release about his disappearance.

In his blog, he cited a comment by Cherita Whiting that speculated about indifference in the Van Croft case. Ms. Whiting is a activist for education in the D.C. metropolitan area.

“Billy's mother filed a missing person report with D.C. Youth Investigations on Jan. 31,” Ms. Whiting said. “It sat on a desk somewhere and they just started investigating this case on 2/10. I have sent multiple messages to the at-large council members and every police officer that I can find who is associated with Ward 1 Precinct 107.

“It would make sense that a missing person, especially a special needs teenager could get the attention of the police and public officials to at least have the police issue a press release that the child is missing. This has not been done. When the press release occurs, the media responds and starts spreading the word that Billy is missing.”

“When it comes to the area you live in, your color, and gender, the more unlikely the police will be in finding you and the less the media will cover you,” Mr. Washington said. “Even when Jennifer Hudson's nephew was missing, her story took the backseat to the Caylee Anthony story. They covered it for a minute, and now it's like it didn't happen.”

According to Det. Adams, every police department has its own way of handling a missing person's case.

Tim Ryan is an assistant news director for KUSA, a local NBC station in Denver, Colo. Ryan said that in almost every case, it's about law enforcement decisions about the importance of the case. He believes the media needs some sort of standard for stories that outlets report on.

“There are certain reasons why stories get played or not. I can't tell you if race does play a role. There are cases that we covered of all races that hasn't received national media coverage. Things that make national news are whimsical. I think it is important to state that local media does not make those choices.”

Martin G. Reynolds is the editor of the Oakland Tribune in California. Mr. Reynolds said the Tribune doesn't necessarily have a reporter dedicated to missing children and disappearances have to come across the radar to be reported on.

When told about the number of missing Black males, Mr. Reynolds said: “They get less positive attention. … There is plenty negative attention. We were not aware that there was such a large number particularly in African American children. It was something I wasn't aware of, but something I will look into.”

Reporter Kathy Chaney of the Chicago Defender believes Black males do get far less national media coverage, which leads to families looking for other media outlets such as TV shows, like Jerry Springer, Maury Povich, or the Steve Wilkos Show, for publicity.

Ms. Chaney said when the Defender was daily, children reported missing would often be found the same day that their missing person story was printed.

“I think they (Black males) get far less coverage,” said Ms. Chaney. “I think it's because they are boys. It's just not reported of teenage boys running away. I don't think that anyone suspects them of running away or missing. You think of foul play immediately.”

Adji Desir and William Van Croft IV, however, are still missing and their stories need to be heard.

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=c347573d51fb683375666c125cd5ce49



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on May 12, 2009, 03:39:57 PM
OT sort of.....I visited the site and I have to tell you it is a shame! I cannot believe it!

Here is a story about the poor young man with Aspergers/autism and how he became missing. There is no pic of him anywhere. I am emailing this story around to my contacts in the autism world. I had not heard of this story.

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2009/02/18/jackie-van-croft-speaks-out-about-her-missing-son/#comment-562946


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on May 15, 2009, 10:10:30 AM
Stopping by for news on Adji, I see there is none so I will write NG.  You are in my prayers Adji, as well as your family and all that love you.  Lovinlife  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on May 15, 2009, 02:11:58 PM
Checking in to see if there was any news on Adji.... I will write to NG as well.

Sending prayers for everyone to find out where you are cute little boy and a special prayer for you to be brought home to your family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: califmom on May 19, 2009, 01:23:34 PM
OT sort of.....I visited the site and I have to tell you it is a shame! I cannot believe it!

Here is a story about the poor young man with Aspergers/autism and how he became missing. There is no pic of him anywhere. I am emailing this story around to my contacts in the autism world. I had not heard of this story.

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2009/02/18/jackie-van-croft-speaks-out-about-her-missing-son/#comment-562946


I was just stopping in to see if there was anything new with Adji... my prayers are with Adji and his family.   

I am so sad about this other boy too.  I can't believe there is not a picture of this boy.  So sad.

 ::MonkeyAngel:: Prayers for all the missing  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: KYcat on May 21, 2009, 11:28:57 PM
Prayers for Adji and his family.  Adji.... you are not forgotten.  May God bless you and encirlce his loving arms around you.  May God give strength to this family as they struggle every day with this burden.  May God bring you safely home to your loving family.

Amen.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: jaggard19 on May 24, 2009, 11:15:59 PM
please light a candle for Haleigh:

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=Halei

and Adji:

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji

and Jaliek Rainwalker:

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=jal

Keep them in our prayers.

Thank you.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on May 25, 2009, 10:26:56 PM
Adji you are still in my prayers.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 26, 2009, 07:36:21 PM
We drove up there this weekend to show some family members who were visiting the casino.  We drove by the entrance to Adji's neighborhood, and I was saddened to see that the memorial of posters and balloons for Adji had all been taken down.  His missing person's poster still hangs on the doors of convenience stores through our county, but the memorial is gone.
 ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on May 26, 2009, 09:31:33 PM
 ::MonkeyWaa:: oh nooo, that is so sad  ::MonkeyWaa::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 26, 2009, 10:11:52 PM
Don't fret Nutt, I have been working today on a new poster for Adji, going to go up and place it up there for him this weekend.  Its in the beginning stages right now, but I will get it up there and hopefully others will follow.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on May 26, 2009, 11:39:41 PM
Don't fret Nutt, I have been working today on a new poster for Adji, going to go up and place it up there for him this weekend.  Its in the beginning stages right now, but I will get it up there and hopefully others will follow.

That's so good of you to do, Dolce.  I come by and check for news on little Adji, and remain hopeful he will be found and reunited with his family. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on May 27, 2009, 12:26:33 AM
Dolce, as I am new monkey, I don't know how to print the pictures.  The photo of his grandmother's face is haunting and I would like to put it up in my office, but I don't know how to print it out.  Can you help?  Sorry Mods, didn't know where else to ask this.  I just think it will cause many people to ask and though I live far up the east coast, one never knows.
Blessings to you and your family for your love of this boy and his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: IBE on May 27, 2009, 04:20:22 AM
Keep up the good work, dedication and empathy
Love,
IBE


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 27, 2009, 09:00:03 AM
Dolce, as I am new monkey, I don't know how to print the pictures.  The photo of his grandmother's face is haunting and I would like to put it up in my office, but I don't know how to print it out.  Can you help?  Sorry Mods, didn't know where else to ask this.  I just think it will cause many people to ask and though I live far up the east coast, one never knows.
Blessings to you and your family for your love of this boy and his family.
Sister, shoot me an email (address is in my profile) and I will send you her picture in a printable format.  Thank you for keeping his story alive.  I have much hope that he will come home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 27, 2009, 09:01:31 AM
If any Monkeys have any sayings, prayers, or words of encouragement that they would like me to put onto this poster please place them here on this thread.  I am most happy to do this and will take photos for posting here.  :)  I will do as many posters as needed in order to insure that everyones words are seen and read. :)  TIA


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on May 27, 2009, 09:23:45 AM
Please light a candle for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Shelle on May 27, 2009, 10:06:40 AM
Hello everyone. I'm a somewhat new monkey. I usually check in and Lurk daily, but I wanted to put a quick post here.

I don't know if anyone else saw this this, but last night I was watching the TV show Without a Trace on CBS. About 45 minutes into the show, before commercial, they did the feature " Have you seen this real life missing person." The feature person was little Adji.

Just wanted to share that with everyone.

Shelle


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 27, 2009, 01:00:38 PM
Hello everyone. I'm a somewhat new monkey. I usually check in and Lurk daily, but I wanted to put a quick post here.

I don't know if anyone else saw this this, but last night I was watching the TV show Without a Trace on CBS. About 45 minutes into the show, before commercial, they did the feature " Have you seen this real life missing person." The feature person was little Adji.

Just wanted to share that with everyone.

Shelle
Awesome!  Thanks so much for sharing Shelle, and welcome.  I do not watch much TV other than NG when I have the stomach for it or a specific news program with featured guests I am interested in.  It is very good to hear that his information is getting out there.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: no rose colored glasses on May 27, 2009, 01:32:08 PM
Thank-you for what you are all doing for Adji.. If you would include on your poster, that my continued thoughts and prayers are with Adji, his family and all his friends, Mary. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: lonemonkey on May 27, 2009, 01:33:42 PM
Please light a candle for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Thanks for the link, Muffy!
And THANKS for the new poster, Dolce!

Adji,
Find your way HOME, Love!!!!
GODSPEED
 LM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sassycat on May 27, 2009, 01:40:55 PM
Thanks for doing the posters, Dolce.   My comment:

God bless you, Adji.  I hope you come home soon.
My prayers are with you and your family.   Iris


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on May 27, 2009, 02:21:49 PM
Be brave Adji, I feel you are still alive, and I hope you can come home soon.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 27, 2009, 02:32:50 PM
Thank you guys!  I am hoping that we can spark inspiration and awareness for him again while encouraging his family.  I apreciate all the help and comments!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on May 27, 2009, 03:11:13 PM
Dearest Adji,
Everytime I see your sweet smile my heart fills with happyiness. I pray you come home soon to your family. They miss you and need you home.

With much love,
Tracygirl


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: islandmonkey on May 27, 2009, 05:08:02 PM
 ::MonkeyWaa:: For Adji and his family...........You are all in my prayers, and may God wrap you in the peace that only comes from him.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on May 27, 2009, 05:18:09 PM
Bless you Adji,I hope you come home soon.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on May 27, 2009, 09:29:57 PM
Dear Adji, I know it is hard for you to talk, but please know God hears everything you think.  I know you want to go home.  Sit very still, don't try and say anything, and listen to what Jesus is saying to you.  You must be very still to hear His voice.  He doesn't like to shout, but you don't like shouting either, do you?  So be very, very quiet and Jesus will tell you how to get home.  Ssshhhh, can you hear Him whispering to you?  I heard Him say, "I love you Adji" ssshhh now keep listening . . . ssshhh He's talking like a whisper to you right now . . . keep listening . . .


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on May 27, 2009, 09:37:47 PM
Dolce, as I am new monkey, I don't know how to print the pictures.  The photo of his grandmother's face is haunting and I would like to put it up in my office, but I don't know how to print it out.  Can you help?  Sorry Mods, didn't know where else to ask this.  I just think it will cause many people to ask and though I live far up the east coast, one never knows.
Blessings to you and your family for your love of this boy and his family.
Sister, shoot me an email (address is in my profile) and I will send you her picture in a printable format.  Thank you for keeping his story alive.  I have much hope that he will come home.
Sorry, on my space?  Don't know about profile, just saw my space and I'm no on my space.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 27, 2009, 10:34:44 PM
Dolce, as I am new monkey, I don't know how to print the pictures.  The photo of his grandmother's face is haunting and I would like to put it up in my office, but I don't know how to print it out.  Can you help?  Sorry Mods, didn't know where else to ask this.  I just think it will cause many people to ask and though I live far up the east coast, one never knows.
Blessings to you and your family for your love of this boy and his family.
Sister, shoot me an email (address is in my profile) and I will send you her picture in a printable format.  Thank you for keeping his story alive.  I have much hope that he will come home.
Sorry, on my space?  Don't know about profile, just saw my space and I'm no on my space.
It is dolce_chic@ymail.com :)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Green Eyes on May 28, 2009, 03:02:16 AM
Dear Adji, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God lead you home to your family. God Bless you little one and God Bless your family. DG


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Kiwi on May 28, 2009, 12:49:53 PM
Hello everyone. I'm a somewhat new monkey. I usually check in and Lurk daily, but I wanted to put a quick post here.

I don't know if anyone else saw this this, but last night I was watching the TV show Without a Trace on CBS. About 45 minutes into the show, before commercial, they did the feature " Have you seen this real life missing person." The feature person was little Adji.

Just wanted to share that with everyone.

Shelle
Awesome!  Thanks so much for sharing Shelle, and welcome.  I do not watch much TV other than NG when I have the stomach for it or a specific news program with featured guests I am interested in.  It is very good to hear that his information is getting out there.
This was also shown in Arizona. Your doing a fine job keeping Adji in the public eye!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on May 28, 2009, 03:56:45 PM
Good Afternoon Dolce +2~  Hope your days are getting limited...soon to be the big day.

I had posted on this thread the writings that Adji's classmates had written for him.  I am not sure if your able to put some or all of it on a poster for him.

Just a thought, and thanks for keeping Adji in the spotlight.  Great to hear of the Arizona news of Adji.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: NM on May 28, 2009, 05:05:30 PM
Dolce, Thank you so much for doing this. You are a great Monkey. Thank you. 

Adji, I'm praying for you to come home soon.  You have got the sweetest smile.
I also pray for Adji's loved ones as they wait for this precious little guy.
Godspeed.
xoxo,
NM



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on May 28, 2009, 06:29:02 PM
Adji so many people care about you and want you to come home to your family who are waiting to hold you in their arms.
God bless you and your family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Jerseygirl345 on May 28, 2009, 09:46:30 PM
Prayer for Adji..

God our Father, your Son Jesus Christ as a child
was lost in the chaos of a great city
and was restored to the love of his family;
Watch over Adji , now missing, for whom we pray
and protect him with your love.
Be near to those who are anxious for him;
Let your presence change their sorrow into comfort,
Their anxiety into trust,
Their despair into faith,
That they may know your loving purposes.
And this we ask in the name of Jesus our Lord,
Who loves and lives and cares for all your children.

Amen.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: jaggard19 on May 29, 2009, 01:43:58 PM
Please, light a candle for Adji.  Prayers that he is brought home, safe and sound.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 29, 2009, 08:57:25 PM
Thank you everyone!  My sisters and brother are helping me to decorate posters for Adji.  We are adding all of your well wishes.  I will post pictures once we have placed the posters at their new memorial home. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on May 29, 2009, 11:02:57 PM
I just want him to know this....somehow.

Adji - Hold on sweetie. We are looking for you. And we won't stop until we find you, and bring you home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on May 30, 2009, 07:58:14 AM
Grandmother of Adji Desir.

(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/11/091011NS-LS-Missing07_t600.jpg)

http://74.125.45.132/search?q=cache:PQE8NgzUplAJ:www.naplesnews.com/photos/today/+missing+desir&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us


Bumping this pic of Adji's Grandma. 

Praying for Adji and his family for his safe return.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on May 30, 2009, 08:02:23 AM
(http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMC1113684c1.jpg)

MISSING FLIER:
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewPoster&caseNum=1113684&orgPrefix=NCMC&searchLang=en_US

Bumping this picture of Adji

Praying for Adji, that he is reunited with his family soon.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 30, 2009, 12:44:54 PM
Hi Monkey Friends!  We are finishing up the posters for Adji tonight, so if there is anything you would like me to put on it for you please do not forget to leave your messages and wishes in his thread here.  Thanks to everyones sweet words we are up to 3 posters, I have a few blanks left, so feel free to chime in!!  Thanks again!!  I will post pictures once this is all completed.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: darla on May 30, 2009, 12:57:19 PM
Dolce will you add mine?

Love~Hugs~Prayers~Tears from S.C.
God Bless you and your Family Little One!
Darla


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on May 30, 2009, 12:58:29 PM
ADJI & Family ~

You have not been forgotten, people are continuing to search for you.  Keep praying, Adji & Family and God will answer your prayers.

Another Grandma


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on May 30, 2009, 01:00:14 PM
Adji,I am praying for your safe return home.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: texasmom on May 30, 2009, 01:05:24 PM
Thank you Dolce!  I hope you have room for a few words from me! 

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Adji,
My prayers are for you to be returned home soon.
You are a precious little boy, and I know your family misses your sweet smile.

God bless you, and your family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: joesamas mama on May 30, 2009, 01:19:07 PM
Grandmother of Adji Desir.

(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/11/091011NS-LS-Missing07_t600.jpg)

http://74.125.45.132/search?q=cache:PQE8NgzUplAJ:www.naplesnews.com/photos/today/+missing+desir&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us


Bumping this pic of Adji's Grandma. 

Praying for Adji and his family for his safe return.
  ::MonkeyWaa:: Oh Muffy that picture breaks my heart. I pray they find Adji. Dolce, thanks for the posters and the hard work you are doing for Adji and his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: SunnyinTX on May 30, 2009, 01:49:42 PM
I am ashamed that I have not kept up with Adji....Dolce thank you for all you have done for him....the picture of his grandmother is heart breaking.........

My Message is to the abductor (s)

Bring God's child home to his parents and family.  He is a special child and God gave him to a special family. BRING GOD'S CHILD HOME.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: JNGA on May 30, 2009, 02:21:37 PM

 Adji,
May God wrap you in his arms and keep you safe from harm and return you to your family and all who have been desperately missing you. 
Stay strong.  Huggs to you and your family from J in GA
 



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: PookyBear on May 30, 2009, 02:28:03 PM
Adji -- I pray that God will light the road home for you!  You are His precious angel child!

Pooky


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Patricia Mocha Latte on May 30, 2009, 03:00:56 PM
My heart goes out to Adji's family. My prayers, that Adji will soon be found.
Respectfully,
Patricia

~Advnvdo~


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on May 30, 2009, 03:05:03 PM
Hello Dolce, Please add a message from me that I am praying for him and his family and my heart is breaking for them.
May God Bless,
Me

Thank you


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: cookie on May 30, 2009, 05:16:16 PM
Adji....thinking of you and your family...we won't give up on finding you!
God bless you and your family....


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: BooMonkey on May 30, 2009, 05:27:40 PM
Adji, we are looking for you and won't stop until you are home, safe in your Grandmother's arms. May God surround you with Angels and keep you safe. We love you!!   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: CarolF on May 30, 2009, 06:13:32 PM
Dear sweet Adji, you and your family are in our prayers and hearts and will stay there until you are safely home. Stay strong and do not give up.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Fanny Mae on May 30, 2009, 07:03:59 PM
Dear sweet Adji, I still pray for you everyday and hope you will be brought back to the loving arms of your family.    ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 30, 2009, 08:20:16 PM
Thanks guys!  I am adding every single one!  I greatly apreciate it and I am sure his family will as well.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on May 30, 2009, 11:13:07 PM
Please, light a candle for Adji.  Prayers that he is brought home, safe and sound.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji



Moving this up. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 31, 2009, 11:37:42 AM


God, please keep Adji safe in your embrace and let him be returned to his family, who loves him, unharmed.  Each special child has a unique message to share with the world.  Please let him come home to reveal his.  Thank You!  Love, Bearly, family and friends.

Let all the missing have a special angel watching over them like Dolce and her family does for Adji.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 31, 2009, 02:54:37 PM
Hey Monkeys!

I have not been able to go up and put the posters up for the memorial due to the horrible rain we are having right now with thunder and lightening....BUT I did speak with someone at our local newspaper, Naples Daily News, a friend of my fathers, she is very interested in doing a piece on Adji's family and the way that things have come to a stand still media-wise with this case, yet the child has not been found.  She has spoken with Marie in regards to this to set up an interview with her and she wants to add the posters to the photos for the piece.  I told her how many people from all over the World, Monkeys, have written their well wishes and it has all been added to these posters.  They are pretty excited about doing this piece.  ON TOP of that great news, she is then going to be submitting this story to some friends she has at the local news stations as well as to some connections she has in NY. 
I have a feeling he will be getting more exposure media wise real soon!!!!!
I will post pictures as soon as we get them done.  I AM SO EXCITED!!  This family needs the media exposure, and I think this is certainly a step in the right direction for Adji!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on May 31, 2009, 02:58:56 PM
Hey Monkeys!

I have not been able to go up and put the posters up for the memorial due to the horrible rain we are having right now with thunder and lightening....BUT I did speak with someone at our local newspaper, Naples Daily News, a friend of my fathers, she is very interested in doing a piece on Adji's family and the way that things have come to a stand still media-wise with this case, yet the child has not been found.  She has spoken with Marie in regards to this to set up an interview with her and she wants to add the posters to the photos for the piece.  I told her how many people from all over the World, Monkeys, have written their well wishes and it has all been added to these posters.  They are pretty excited about doing this piece.  ON TOP of that great news, she is then going to be submitting this story to some friends she has at the local news stations as well as to some connections she has in NY. 
I have a feeling he will be getting more exposure media wise real soon!!!!!
I will post pictures as soon as we get them done.  I AM SO EXCITED!!  This family needs the media exposure, and I think this is certainly a step in the right direction for Adji!
That is wonderful new Dolce, and you should be so proud having a voice for this child.  I know there is a special place with many mansions waiting for you and your family in Heaven some day.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mizjay on May 31, 2009, 03:15:40 PM
DOLCE  you really are an inspiration for me and I'm sure many, many others.  I know that you do not do any of this for your own recognition but you deserve it. The effort that you put out for a small boy and his family that are probably lost in a world of pain, confusion and despair is break-your-heart beautiful.  Thank you.

                                                                                  ::MonkeyAngel::

For Adji, my hopes and prayers are for you to return to the loving embrace of your family who miss you, and in turn, for Adji's family, my hopes and prayers are for you to know that others care for you in your time of sorrow and long for you to hold your little one in your arms again.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: no rose colored glasses on May 31, 2009, 03:17:18 PM
Very proud of you Dolce, your almost here children  ::MonkeyAngel:: are very lucky to have such a wonderful mom.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Cappuccino on May 31, 2009, 03:17:41 PM
Fabulous news Dolce, way to go!

Please forward to the Adji family that they are in my thoughts & prayers daily. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 31, 2009, 03:27:48 PM
Thank you guys.  I am hoping for a huge miracle to occur with this case.  This families entire life was built around this child.  Life for them seems to have come to a dramatic standstill.  Any amount of hope is awesome for this family, and my prayer is that with this new media exposure someone some where will have seen Adji and the tips will come rolling in.  He needs to be found, this family needs answers, if for nothing else to just help them move past this stop they have come to. 
We all see the pictures of his wonderful grandmother with the tears streaming down her face, that is an every day occurance for her and for Marie.  I can not imagine having my heart break a little more each and every day that my child is not with me, but that is their reality, and if for even just a moment something that I could do would help to ease that suffering, well I am sure going to do my damnedest to get it done.
More exposure for this child is my goal, and I pray that with this news story that is just what he will receive.
I am going to start another mass media emailing for him so that hopefully a nice NG segment or HLN segment featuring his picture and his story can preface this news article in order to draw more attention to it and to him. 
Please keep him and this in your prayers!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: SweetMorgan on May 31, 2009, 03:30:27 PM
Dolce,  I am so proud of all you have done for this family in their quest to find Adji.  Just so you know, he has been in my prayers daily since he went missing and those prayers started because of you.  Your little ones are blessed to have you as their Mom, such a loving, lovely person.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on May 31, 2009, 03:53:37 PM
Dolce,  I am so proud of all you have done for this family in their quest to find Adji.  Just so you know, he has been in my prayers daily since he went missing and those prayers started because of you.  Your little ones are blessed to have you as their Mom, such a loving, lovely person.

I agree with you SweetMorgan  :smt045 :smt045


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: BooMonkey on May 31, 2009, 04:01:10 PM
Dolce, that is wonderful!!! Someone, somewhere knows something about this little boy! I pray to God he comes home soon to his family!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Fanny Mae on May 31, 2009, 04:03:47 PM
Dolce, I am so proud of you for your never wavering hope and faith and help for Adji and his family. I am glad that he is getting the new exposure. I pray to God that he is returned to his family. I will do anything you need to keep this going.


I especially admire your stamina. When I was in my last month of four pregnancies, all I could do was flop around alot, complain, and wish to be waited on. I did not even carry twins. You are an inspiration!   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Green Eyes on May 31, 2009, 04:12:59 PM
Dolce,  I am so proud of all you have done for this family in their quest to find Adji.  Just so you know, he has been in my prayers daily since he went missing and those prayers started because of you.  Your little ones are blessed to have you as their Mom, such a loving, lovely person.

I agree with you SweetMorgan  :smt045 :smt045

I agree with Sweet Morgan and MuffyBee. I pray little Adji is brought back to his families loving arms soon.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on May 31, 2009, 06:02:23 PM
Dolce,

I have been working on Nevaeh's case. In doing so I have been contacted by 2 Missing Children Organizations that have offered to help for free BUT they need parental consent.

I started the facebook group once I saw her mom's myspace page was private that first day. She had took the time to update her status...$$MSS. BOSS$$ PLEASE HELP ME FIND MY LITTLE GIRL NEVAEH!!!!  and had her own pic on it.

It ticked me off. It would have taken her one minute to add Nevaeh's pic, add the details of her abduction, her description and the police contact numbers, open her page and shut the comments down.

myspace, facebook, twitter, they are all important ways to help get the word out, especially the way people are so connected to their technology today.

anyhows...

In talking with them I mentioned Adji, how he had gotten little media coverage and would they willing to be help, one said YES and one is yet to get back to me, but I am betting they will.

They will need parental consent before they can begin work.

Can you facilitate this?

You can contact me at the addy below in my sig. Just drop me a note in Nevaeh's thread or here to check my nanner basket.  :)





Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on May 31, 2009, 06:08:51 PM
For what reason I do not know - I have a hard time coming into Adji's Cage

I have to pull up my Boot straps, Bra Straps and Gain Composure First - Takes me a few days " Dolce" ..

I have tried to gain PPL to commit to Adji and seems my efforts have failed. They obviously do not find the " Instant Love" by His " Adji's" FACE that I found... Sigh.  That he " ADJI DESIR be Deemed un-Worthy enough for them not to get involved. I say shame on them.
I Did Find Victor and Mario though. My Two Men from Pax. God Bless them Both.

But My Dolce " Sugar" Mamma to Be-  has been and will always be Adji's Angel.
I Love You Dolce for All Your Efforts and Your Works  ::MonkeyAngel::
Adji Knows I am sure - I am sure he can feel your Heart. Where ever he is  :smt049

God Bless the Baby Adji
And Dolce for being Dolce

 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Kat_Gram on May 31, 2009, 06:10:50 PM
I lit a candle for Adje on Gratefulnesss.
We want Adje to come home to his loving Mama and Grandmother and the rest of his family.
They are a loving family and we pray for his return to them. They are suffering. 
..
I am far away in Canada, but my thoughts are with his family across the miles.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on May 31, 2009, 06:15:27 PM
For what reason I do not know - I have a hard time coming into Adji's Cage

I have to pull up my Boot straps, Bra Straps and Gain Composure First - Takes me a few days " Dolce" ..

I have tried to gain PPL to commit to Adji and seems my efforts have failed. They obviously do not find the " Instant Love" by His " Adji's" FACE that I found... Sigh.  That he " ADJI DESIR be Deemed un-Worthy enough for them not to get involved. I say shame on them.
I Did Find Victor and Mario though. My Two Men from Pax. God Bless them Both.

But My Dolce " Sugar" Mamma to Be-  has been and will always be Adji's Angel.
I Love You Dolce for All Your Efforts and Your Works  ::MonkeyAngel::
Adji Knows I am sure - I am sure he can feel your Heart. Where ever he is  :smt049

God Bless the Baby Adji
And Dolce for being Dolce
 

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Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on May 31, 2009, 06:25:48 PM
Dolce,

I have been working on Nevaeh's case. In doing so I have been contacted by 2 Missing Children Organizations that have offered to help for free BUT they need parental consent.

I started the facebook group once I saw her mom's myspace page was private that first day. She had took the time to update her status...$$MSS. BOSS$$ PLEASE HELP ME FIND MY LITTLE GIRL NEVAEH!!!!  and had her own pic on it.

It ticked me off. It would have taken her one minute to add Nevaeh's pic, add the details of her abduction, her description and the police contact numbers, open her page and shut the comments down.

myspace, facebook, twitter, they are all important ways to help get the word out, especially the way people are so connected to their technology today.

anyhows...

In talking with them I mentioned Adji, how he had gotten little media coverage and would they willing to be help, one said YES and one is yet to get back to me, but I am betting they will.

They will need parental consent before they can begin work.

Can you facilitate this?

You can contact me at the addy below in my sig. Just drop me a note in Nevaeh's thread or here to check my nanner basket.  :)

Pink Angel I greatly apreciate this!!  I will shoot you an email so that I can get this info over to Marie.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on May 31, 2009, 06:37:40 PM
Please, light a candle for Adji.  Prayers that he is brought home, safe and sound.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji



Moving this up. 

Prayers for Adji and his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on May 31, 2009, 07:54:25 PM
Please, light a candle for Adji.  Prayers that he is brought home, safe and sound.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji



Moving this up. 

Prayers for Adji and his family.

Prayers for Adji and his family. May he be found and brought home to the ones that love him and miss him.


Thank you Dolce, you are his angel!

You have nanners, as soon as Kathy gets back to me, I will send you a new email!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on June 01, 2009, 07:09:06 PM
Dolce,  I am so proud of all you have done for this family in their quest to find Adji.  Just so you know, he has been in my prayers daily since he went missing and those prayers started because of you.  Your little ones are blessed to have you as their Mom, such a loving, lovely person.

I agree with you SweetMorgan  :smt045 :smt045

ME 3 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on June 01, 2009, 10:08:33 PM
Dolce,  I am so proud of all you have done for this family in their quest to find Adji.  Just so you know, he has been in my prayers daily since he went missing and those prayers started because of you.  Your little ones are blessed to have you as their Mom, such a loving, lovely person.

I agree with you SweetMorgan  :smt045 :smt045

ME 3 

ME 4


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on June 02, 2009, 10:35:07 PM
 ::Mo ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::nkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::

My heartfelt THANKS to you DOLCE, your sisters and brother, along with the remaining family that has put many hours into helping you with the posters.

You are an inspiration to many of us Monkeys.  We are all praying that Adji will soon be home to his family.

Thanks also to the Monkeys that have made contacts with others and continue to support Dolce during this time.

God Bless You ALL.....


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on June 02, 2009, 10:37:53 PM
Dolce ~ You had mentioned a media contact.  Do you think that they would be able to supply you with a listing of other contacts, maybe newspapers or media???

If this would be possible, we can get a write up together and each do some emails to get the word out further about Adji!!!!



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on June 03, 2009, 02:06:43 AM
Please, light a candle for Adji.  Prayers that he is brought home, safe and sound.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji



Moving this up. 

Prayers for Adji and his family.

Prayers for Adji and his family. God let this sweetie be found.

Prayers for Dolce and her little ones. She is watching over you Adji.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on June 03, 2009, 08:56:37 AM
GramaMonkey I do not have the media contacts personally, I am working on getting some out of my contact at the newspaper.  My contact is a friend of my fathers, so I am not as chummy as I would like to be with them...yet! 
Pink Angel I have left a message for the family in regards to the organizations that you have found willing to help this case.  I hope that I hear something back shortly, but just want to note that another organization, which I do not know the name of, left quite a bad "taste" in this families mouth.  (That is a big reason why I was hoping to get as much info on each to give to Marie)
Adji's picture remains posted on storefronts and doors.  In the checkout line yesterday at the food stand my driver and I both found ourselves just staring at his precious picture.  I watched many just walk by and not give a second glance....this is WHY he needs MORE media exposure.  For all these "passer-by" individuals know he could be the poster child for Jerry's Kids or The March of Dimes.
Thank you everyone for your help.  From what I am gathering from my contact, Adji's story is set to run next week. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on June 03, 2009, 10:39:13 AM
Thanks Dolce ~  Although I am in Canada, I can help email if you need some help.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Dolce on June 03, 2009, 08:06:47 PM
Thanks Dolce ~  Although I am in Canada, I can help email if you need some help.


Awesome!!!  You are an  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: ISpy on June 04, 2009, 01:00:53 AM
Stopping by for a minute on my way out to say I too had trouble coming here.  My initial reaction was "Not another one (missing)!.  When is this going to stop?".  Truthfully, with the developmental delays he has, I just couldn't take the thought of anyone taking him, much less possibly harming such a sweet boy.
That being said, here I am.  I can't help but think if Moms and Dads everywhere could just memorize that sweet face and look for it at playgrounds, parks, grocery stores, laundromats, apartment building parking lots and hallways, neighboring yards, and gas stations-we may be able to find him in time.  Call me an optimist, I know, but it beats the other alternative.  I just cannot imagine.
Something is very seriously wrong in our country that this is happening more and more frequently all the time.
Well, need to go.  Take good care everyone.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on June 04, 2009, 08:27:09 AM
GramaMonkey I do not have the media contacts personally, I am working on getting some out of my contact at the newspaper.  My contact is a friend of my fathers, so I am not as chummy as I would like to be with them...yet! 
Pink Angel I have left a message for the family in regards to the organizations that you have found willing to help this case.  I hope that I hear something back shortly, but just want to note that another organization, which I do not know the name of, left quite a bad "taste" in this families mouth.  (That is a big reason why I was hoping to get as much info on each to give to Marie)
Adji's picture remains posted on storefronts and doors.  In the checkout line yesterday at the food stand my driver and I both found ourselves just staring at his precious picture.  I watched many just walk by and not give a second glance....this is WHY he needs MORE media exposure.  For all these "passer-by" individuals know he could be the poster child for Jerry's Kids or The March of Dimes.
Thank you everyone for your help.  From what I am gathering from my contact, Adji's story is set to run next week. 

That is great that Adji's story is set to run next week. If you are going to start an email campaign to media or if there is any other way I can help Dolce, you have my email.

I am glad the information about those 2 org's got to Marie. I am not to sure about SFTM, it seems very new. They are not asking for any money though. ::shrugs::
However, Kathy from Forever Searching is a super nice lady and would love to help. She said she can even do a web video for Adji to help spread the word and get his picture out there plus she has a mailing list with 12,000 people worldwide.

Let me know if I can be of further use to you, Dolce! You are going to have your hands full very soon. :)

Prayers for Adji and his family.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on June 04, 2009, 05:19:34 PM
Thanks Dolce ~  Although I am in Canada, I can help email if you need some help.


Awesome!!!  You are an  ::MonkeyAngel::

I would set up a new hotmail account just for a mass email.  We could come up with something that everyone would be able to use.  I also have a fax machine at home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on June 04, 2009, 05:24:00 PM
Stopping by for a minute on my way out to say I too had trouble coming here.  My initial reaction was "Not another one (missing)!.  When is this going to stop?".  Truthfully, with the developmental delays he has, I just couldn't take the thought of anyone taking him, much less possibly harming such a sweet boy.
That being said, here I am.  I can't help but think if Moms and Dads everywhere could just memorize that sweet face and look for it at playgrounds, parks, grocery stores, laundromats, apartment building parking lots and hallways, neighboring yards, and gas stations-we may be able to find him in time.  Call me an optimist, I know, but it beats the other alternative.  I just cannot imagine.
Something is very seriously wrong in our country that this is happening more and more frequently all the time.
Well, need to go.  Take good care everyone.

I sure wish there was someone that would be able to tell us just what causes people to have such illicit thoughts and abduct children for their own personal use.  It is highly disturbing and each and everyday it is progressing faster than the clock.  Not only strangers, but a majority of them are friends and family members.  Just what causes this sickness?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on June 05, 2009, 08:23:13 PM
We are still praying Adji.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: anothermonkey on June 07, 2009, 07:07:23 AM
Poor little angel. I was hoping he'd be found by now.  ::MonkeyWaa::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on June 07, 2009, 09:52:03 AM
Please see Musings about Dolce.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on June 07, 2009, 10:30:05 AM
Please see Musings about Dolce.

Thanks always 1 ~


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: chi-monkey on June 07, 2009, 01:24:10 PM
Poor little angel. I was hoping he'd be found by now.  ::MonkeyWaa::

Poor little angel is right!  I look here everyday for news, but nothing. 

Is searching continuing for Adji I wonder.  It's just too sad.

Chi-M


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Cappuccino on June 08, 2009, 09:28:05 AM
Stopping in to say that prayers are always with Adji & his family - please God provide us with the answers  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on June 09, 2009, 02:44:42 PM
Poor little boy, I hope he is found soon.

I am posting this because these arrests happend in Fla. Not saying it has anything to do with this case or not. I hope not. Prayers for Adji and his family  ::MonkeyAngel::



http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/jun/09/statewide-child-porn-sweep-polk-arrests-most/news-breaking/

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There are pics at the link of 6 people arrested

 
 

By CATHERINE DOLINSKI | The Tampa Tribune

Published: June 9, 2009

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Booking photos of those arrested
Map: Places of arrests
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TALLAHASSEE - A statewide effort to crack down on child pornography has resulted in 77 arrests of individuals across the state – more than half of which occurred in Polk County.

John Walsh, host "America's Most Wanted" joined Gov. Charlie Crist and Attorney General Bill McCollum in Tallahassee today to announce the results of "Operation Orange Tree," a 10-week, multi-agency effort in which law enforcement executed 90 search warrants and seized thousands of photos and videos.

"This is an historic day," said Walsh, who became an anti-crime activist and launched his television show after the 1981 murder of his six-year-old son Adam in Hollywood, Fla. "I feel like the work of 27 years has come to fruition on this historic day."

Individuals arrested ranged from ages 17 to 83, including two who were already registered as sex offenders. The operation took place mostly from mid-March through May, with the most recent arrest occurring this morning in Leon County.

"More arrests are expected shortly," Crist said. "Most importantly, five of Florida's precious children were rescued out of this despicable activity."

Twenty-three agencies took part in the effort – including the Polk County Sheriff's Office, which made 45 of the arrests. Crist and McCollum lauded Polk Sheriff Grady Judd in particular for marshalling the resources to make the crack down on child pornography a high priority.

The high-profile press event took an overtly political turn when Walsh took the opportunity to endorse Gov. Charlie Crist in the race for U.S. Senate. He likewise endorsed McCollum for governor, "to pick up the mantle and take up where Charlie has left off."

Florida ranks 4th in the nation in volume of child pornography, according to the Federal Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Crist established the state's Child Predator/CyberCrime Unit in 2005 when he was Attorney General; the unit now has 30 members and five offices statewide, including in Tampa.


Reporter Catherine Dolinski can be reached at (850) 222-8382.

 
 
 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on June 09, 2009, 03:50:38 PM
Please light a candle for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on June 09, 2009, 06:44:15 PM
Thanks for posting the candle site for Adji Muffy.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Magic Eyes on June 10, 2009, 03:12:56 AM
Adji, sweet Adji, we won't give up on you.  You and your family are always in my prayers.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on June 11, 2009, 10:38:15 PM
Still praying for this precious child, and for his family.

 I think of Adji every single day. This case is haunting me, and I can see his grandmother's face in my dreams. I just feel so bad for the family, and I am so scared for Adji....his sweet little face.

I'm wondering if we could designate a time for a prayer session for him.  It doesn't have to be a 24 hour thing, like we've done before, but maybe we could just pick a certain time. Everyone could have a moment of silence and pray for a resolution for this family who is in such agony, and for Adji to find his way home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: jaggard19 on June 12, 2009, 02:42:37 AM
ATTENTION!  ATTENTION!  ATTENTION!
Please read this article.  It is something that only 17 states currently have but ALL 50 STATES SHOULD HAVE IT!

http://wjz.com/local/DNA.police.match.2.1041592.html


I realize I posted this in the early hours, but I will bump this during the days to make sure everyone sees this.

The DNA samples are taken from anyone ARRESTED for any crime (even not paying parking tickets).

It is something we can do to move in the right direction.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on June 13, 2009, 05:10:05 PM
Still praying for this precious child, and for his family.

 I think of Adji every single day. This case is haunting me, and I can see his grandmother's face in my dreams. I just feel so bad for the family, and I am so scared for Adji....his sweet little face.

I'm wondering if we could designate a time for a prayer session for him.  It doesn't have to be a 24 hour thing, like we've done before, but maybe we could just pick a certain time. Everyone could have a moment of silence and pray for a resolution for this family who is in such agony, and for Adji to find his way home.


I will be a part and do whatever you suggest.  His grandmother's face haunts me too.  I have a copy posted in my study.  I will never forget- I just want him to be brought home, please gracious Lord.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on June 14, 2009, 12:08:08 AM
I really don't have a plan Sister. I was just thinking maybe some of us could get together and sort of have a prayer vigil for Adji and his family. When do you think would be a good time to have one? A lot of us work all day, so my only suggestion would be for a weekend or maybe one night after work. You may have an idea that would work just as well. Anyone is welcome to give suggestions.

I just want so badly to help this family, and this child. They need help to find Adji. I'd go look for him myself if it was possible. A prayer session is a way for us to contribute to the efforts to bring Adji home, since most of us are too far away to actually search for him.

I'd like to pray for Adji, his family and friends, LE, and anyone else involved in  working on his case. You never know where the answers may be.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on June 14, 2009, 06:00:19 AM
Please light a candle for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Adji, I couldn't sleep so I am using the time to reflect and pray. I lit a candle for you and said a prayer . For you and your family. You are both in my thoughts. Please let god bring you home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: tupelohoney on June 14, 2009, 11:48:11 AM
Please light a candle for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji

Please take a moment to light a candle and say a prayer for Adji. As of now, he has 9 candles burning.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on June 14, 2009, 02:42:16 PM
I really don't have a plan Sister. I was just thinking maybe some of us could get together and sort of have a prayer vigil for Adji and his family. When do you think would be a good time to have one? A lot of us work all day, so my only suggestion would be for a weekend or maybe one night after work. You may have an idea that would work just as well. Anyone is welcome to give suggestions.

I just want so badly to help this family, and this child. They need help to find Adji. I'd go look for him myself if it was possible. A prayer session is a way for us to contribute to the efforts to bring Adji home, since most of us are too far away to actually search for him.

I'd like to pray for Adji, his family and friends, LE, and anyone else involved in  working on his case. You never know where the answers may be.

I am a preacher, so I work the weekends :>)  How about we do this (just a suggestion).  For 7 straight days we pray for x amount of time at the same time.  I'm on the east coast so if I say 10 p.m. or whatever time and everyone else in their time zones could pray at 9, 8, 7 or 6 or whatever folks decide.  I am an owl so it doesn't matter what time to me.  "When two or more come together . . ."


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on June 14, 2009, 02:49:25 PM
Please light a candle for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Muffy, sorry for my duh! but how do I actually light a candle?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on June 14, 2009, 03:38:44 PM
Please light a candle for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Muffy, sorry for my duh! but how do I actually light a candle?

Click on this link:  http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi-adji  and you will see rows of candles, some lit, some unlit.  Go to one of the unlit candles and left click on it.  You will then see a single unlit candle.  Next to the candle are the words "before continuing, reflect a moment on your reason for lighting a candle." below that is "continue".  Click continue, and then just follow the prompts.  It will say when to light the candle.  If you need more help, let me know.  Muffy


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on June 14, 2009, 03:53:38 PM
Please light a candle for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Muffy, sorry for my duh! but how do I actually light a candle?

Click on this link:  http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi-adji  and you will see rows of candles, some lit, some unlit.  Go to one of the unlit candles and left click on it.  You will then see a single unlit candle.  Next to the candle are the words "before continuing, reflect a moment on your reason for lighting a candle." below that is "continue".  Click continue, and then just follow the prompts.  It will say when to light the candle.  If you need more help, let me know.  Muffy

Thanks Muffy, I got it.  May the lights bring him home!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on June 16, 2009, 11:43:45 PM
I will light another candle for Adji.  God Bless you little boy.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on June 19, 2009, 09:29:46 PM
We are still praying.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on June 19, 2009, 10:12:40 PM
Please light a candle and say a prayer for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on June 22, 2009, 11:17:20 PM
every day a prayer and a candle


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on June 23, 2009, 03:32:52 AM
Please light a candle and say a prayer for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji
Saying a prayer and lighting a candle for little Adji and saying a prayer for Adji's family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on June 23, 2009, 03:18:51 PM
every day a prayer and a candle


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on June 23, 2009, 03:23:23 PM
This is old but I didn't see it posted anywhere so I thought I'd put it down.  I think this article sums up what all of us who come here to find news and say a prayer feel. Monkeys will never give up on you Adji!

http://www.bloggernews.net/120752

Adji Desir: America’s Forgotten?
Posted on May 5th, 2009 by Stone in All News, Op-ed, Society and CultureRead 1,882 times.

Immokalee, Florida- Its been so long for Adji he has been missing for what seems an eternity. He disappeared from his grandmothers front yard on January 10, 2009 at around 5:15pm. He went outside to play with some friends and vanished just fifteen minutes or so later. Never to be seen again. Poor Adji his nickname is Ji Ji . Just adorable.

I don’t know anything about Adji only that he is so precious and adorable to of  vanished into thin air. I haven’t heard anything regarding him on the tv or internet. Its very sad to me he is now in the ranks with the others of America’s forgotten lost children. Adji is a special needs child, he is six years old but has the mental capacity of a two year old. He doesn’t talk so well either he has a communication disorder.

Poor Adji so young and vulnerable out there somewhere alone most likely scared. I hope he is alive, somewhere his family is so distraught and grieved with pain. You can see it on their faces. His grandmother’s face brings tears to my eyes each time I see her picture. They don’t come from grand means or high living, they toil day in and day out to survive in this world. Adji’s disappearance only hurts them worse. Their pain is evident their sadness is deep within. It is deep within me also. I don’t report on Adji as much simply because there is nothing on him new or old.

There was a report of a psychic lending a hand to find him. I don’t  know what ever came of that search I know Adji is still missing. His family says that they are doing so so in their day to day lives and they don’t sleep well. Media attention dropped Adji like a bad habit not to long after he disappeared. I don’t think its fair to be honest. Caylee got more attention in the time she was missing then found dead than any child I have ever seen in my life. Adji is still out there missing yet he gets no media coverage. To me thats a huge lack in judgment to this day Caylee still gets more coverage then any missing kid. Even in death she is talked about and reported on more then Adji or Haleigh or any other child missing.

Its ridiculous to me that this is going on in our media. Adji is still missing he could very well be alive somewhere. Yet no one wants to give him the time of day or the attention that may bring him home. I would like to know why he doesn’t receive the attention that Caylee did or does. I would like to know why. Is it because his family isn’t from grand means in life. Is it because he isn’t white? I know thats a heavy question but its valid. Why isn’t Adji covered like Caylee or Haleigh in the beginning of her disappearance? I intend to dig up that dirt, find out why Adji was left out to dry by the media. Forgotten and abandoned. Its not right at all not by a long shot.

Adji Desir is a six year old African American, he has black hair and brown eyes. He weighs forty five pounds and is three feet tall. He is mentally handicapped, he has the mind of a two year old and has a communication disorder. He was last seen wearing a blue and yellow shirt with blue and yellow shorts. He was wearing black and gray sneakers. If you or anyone you know has any information regarding Adji please contact Collier County Sheriffs at (Florida) 1-239-793-9300 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST).




Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on June 23, 2009, 03:44:49 PM
This is old but I didn't see it posted anywhere so I thought I'd put it down.  I think this article sums up what all of us who come here to find news and say a prayer feel. Monkeys will never give up on you Adji!

http://www.bloggernews.net/120752

Adji Desir: America’s Forgotten?
Posted on May 5th, 2009 by Stone in All News, Op-ed, Society and CultureRead 1,882 times.

Immokalee, Florida- Its been so long for Adji he has been missing for what seems an eternity. He disappeared from his grandmothers front yard on January 10, 2009 at around 5:15pm. He went outside to play with some friends and vanished just fifteen minutes or so later. Never to be seen again. Poor Adji his nickname is Ji Ji . Just adorable.

I don’t know anything about Adji only that he is so precious and adorable to of  vanished into thin air. I haven’t heard anything regarding him on the tv or internet. Its very sad to me he is now in the ranks with the others of America’s forgotten lost children. Adji is a special needs child, he is six years old but has the mental capacity of a two year old. He doesn’t talk so well either he has a communication disorder.

Poor Adji so young and vulnerable out there somewhere alone most likely scared. I hope he is alive, somewhere his family is so distraught and grieved with pain. You can see it on their faces. His grandmother’s face brings tears to my eyes each time I see her picture. They don’t come from grand means or high living, they toil day in and day out to survive in this world. Adji’s disappearance only hurts them worse. Their pain is evident their sadness is deep within. It is deep within me also. I don’t report on Adji as much simply because there is nothing on him new or old.

There was a report of a psychic lending a hand to find him. I don’t  know what ever came of that search I know Adji is still missing. His family says that they are doing so so in their day to day lives and they don’t sleep well. Media attention dropped Adji like a bad habit not to long after he disappeared. I don’t think its fair to be honest. Caylee got more attention in the time she was missing then found dead than any child I have ever seen in my life. Adji is still out there missing yet he gets no media coverage. To me thats a huge lack in judgment to this day Caylee still gets more coverage then any missing kid. Even in death she is talked about and reported on more then Adji or Haleigh or any other child missing.

Its ridiculous to me that this is going on in our media. Adji is still missing he could very well be alive somewhere. Yet no one wants to give him the time of day or the attention that may bring him home. I would like to know why he doesn’t receive the attention that Caylee did or does. I would like to know why. Is it because his family isn’t from grand means in life. Is it because he isn’t white? I know thats a heavy question but its valid. Why isn’t Adji covered like Caylee or Haleigh in the beginning of her disappearance? I intend to dig up that dirt, find out why Adji was left out to dry by the media. Forgotten and abandoned. Its not right at all not by a long shot.

Adji Desir is a six year old African American, he has black hair and brown eyes. He weighs forty five pounds and is three feet tall. He is mentally handicapped, he has the mind of a two year old and has a communication disorder. He was last seen wearing a blue and yellow shirt with blue and yellow shorts. He was wearing black and gray sneakers. If you or anyone you know has any information regarding Adji please contact Collier County Sheriffs at (Florida) 1-239-793-9300 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST).




Thank you for posting this -- I wish it wasn't so true!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on June 25, 2009, 09:58:16 PM
The news is all about Farrah and Michael but I am thinking about you Adji..  come home soon.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on June 26, 2009, 03:02:08 PM
The news is all about Farrah and Michael but I am thinking about you Adji..  come home soon.
Me too A-1, I can picture Adji dancing to Michael's music.  God bless you Adji.   :smt049 :smt049 :smt049 :smt049


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on June 27, 2009, 12:05:30 AM
Parents of Adji, Baby Brian holding on to hope their children will be found

By ELYSA BATISTA (Contact)
Originally published 7:37 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2009
Updated 7:37 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2009
SEARCH FOR ADJI DESIR

Adji Desir has been missing from Immokalee since Saturday evening, Jan. 10, 2009.

Time is the enemy for the parents of a missing child.

The first 72 hours are the most crucial.

After that, statistics show the chance of the child ever being found continuously falls.

It has been six months since six-year-old Immokalee resident Adji Desir disappeared from outside his grandmother’s house at Farm Workers Village.

Meanwhile, the search for Baby Brian Dos Santos, who was taken from his mother in Fort Myers, has been going on for the past two-and-a-half years.

And in spite of hundreds of man-hours and thousands of dollars, both investigations have yet to turn up the missing boys.

However neither the Collier County Sheriff’s Office or the Fort Myers Police Department are calling it quits.

“As far as any tips, they’ve slowed down to about nothing,” said Sgt. Ken Becker with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Bureau. “In the last three weeks, we probably got one. Other than that, we haven’t been getting any tips.”

And the majority of the case leads, Becker said, didn’t come from within Collier County.

One of the leads that arose soon after Adji went missing was that the developmentally challenged boy could be in Haiti.

“That was something that we looked into early on,” said Becker, adding that the agency spoke with Adji’s biological father and that the boy’s extended family members have taken fliers back and posted them in Haiti. “There is no indication at this point that he is in Haiti.”

It’s always ongoing, said Fort Myers Police Department Detective Matt Sellers, of the search for now 2-year-old Bryan Dos Santos.

“This past month we received two leads,” said Sellers, who said the Fort Myers Police department gets tips on the Baby Bryan case from time to time.

Investigators previously said they believed the baby was taken because his parents failed to pay human smugglers. Bryan’s parents, Maria de Fatima Ramos Dos Santos and Jurandir Gomes Costa, both Fort Myers residents, were brought into the United States illegally from Brazil, but failed to pay the smugglers’ entire fee, police said.

A woman driving a dark SUV took Bryan from Ramos Dos Santos at knifepoint Dec. 1.

It’s hard, said Sellers, because sometimes investigators have to refer back to the family when a lead is found.

“A lot of the leads are dead ends,” he said. “You don’t want to give false hope to the victims.”

Fort Myers Police officials said that from November 2006 to June 2007 alone, the department dedicated roughly 1,278 man-hours and $36,409.65 to the Baby Bryan search.

The search for Adji, said Collier Sheriff’s spokeswoman Michelle Batten, is a little harder to quantify.

Back in January, Sheriff’s Office officials estimated that roughly 300 law enforcement officials — 100 of which were Collier County deputies — were involved in the search for Adji, with boats and airboats joining the effort.

In addition to law enforcement from Collier County, several sister agencies turned out to help, including the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigations and Hendry Correctional Institution and the Tampa Search and Rescue Team.

“Investigations like that, just can’t be tracked in the form of dollars and cents,” said Batten. “From the beginning this was about the safety and welfare of a little boy.

Yet time, officials said, has a way of slowly fading memories.

“Obviously your freshest information will come in the first couple of days. The public is paying attention to the case the most,” said Sellers, who has been involved with the Baby Bryan case since day one. “As time goes on, it gets harder. ... There’s less news, less public interest.”

Sellers said he still holds out hope, for the one lead that will help him find Baby Bryan. He said the family is doing the best they can.

“I don’t know if it ever gets easier,” said Detective Matt Sellers, with the Fort Myers Police Department. “It’s something that will stay with the parents forever.”

Also holding onto the hope of a miracle are Adji’s mom Marie Neida and stepfather Antal Elant.

“I think when we get Adji back, then the life will come back,” said Elant 42, at the family’s Immokalee home. “I can talk and I can laugh, but in my heart is tight.”

And although it doesn’t ease the pain of missing child, in May the couple welcomed a baby girl, who they’ve named Adjiani — after her brother.

Neida, 36, said that she prays daily for her son’s return and urged anyone who thinks they may have seen her son to please contact the authorities.

“I pray, and pray, and pray,” said Neida.


http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/jun/26/parents-adji-baby-brian-holding-hope-their-childre/


Interactive search map for Adji
http://www.naplesnews.com/thesearchforadji/



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: always 1 on June 27, 2009, 07:28:31 AM
Oh that is nice that they have a new baby!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on June 27, 2009, 04:08:20 PM
Parents of Adji, Baby Brian holding on to hope their children will be found

By ELYSA BATISTA (Contact)
Originally published 7:37 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2009
Updated 7:37 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2009
SEARCH FOR ADJI DESIR

Adji Desir has been missing from Immokalee since Saturday evening, Jan. 10, 2009.

Time is the enemy for the parents of a missing child.

The first 72 hours are the most crucial.

After that, statistics show the chance of the child ever being found continuously falls.

It has been six months since six-year-old Immokalee resident Adji Desir disappeared from outside his grandmother’s house at Farm Workers Village.

Meanwhile, the search for Baby Brian Dos Santos, who was taken from his mother in Fort Myers, has been going on for the past two-and-a-half years.

And in spite of hundreds of man-hours and thousands of dollars, both investigations have yet to turn up the missing boys.

However neither the Collier County Sheriff’s Office or the Fort Myers Police Department are calling it quits.

“As far as any tips, they’ve slowed down to about nothing,” said Sgt. Ken Becker with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Bureau. “In the last three weeks, we probably got one. Other than that, we haven’t been getting any tips.”

And the majority of the case leads, Becker said, didn’t come from within Collier County.

One of the leads that arose soon after Adji went missing was that the developmentally challenged boy could be in Haiti.

“That was something that we looked into early on,” said Becker, adding that the agency spoke with Adji’s biological father and that the boy’s extended family members have taken fliers back and posted them in Haiti. “There is no indication at this point that he is in Haiti.”

It’s always ongoing, said Fort Myers Police Department Detective Matt Sellers, of the search for now 2-year-old Bryan Dos Santos.

“This past month we received two leads,” said Sellers, who said the Fort Myers Police department gets tips on the Baby Bryan case from time to time.

Investigators previously said they believed the baby was taken because his parents failed to pay human smugglers. Bryan’s parents, Maria de Fatima Ramos Dos Santos and Jurandir Gomes Costa, both Fort Myers residents, were brought into the United States illegally from Brazil, but failed to pay the smugglers’ entire fee, police said.

A woman driving a dark SUV took Bryan from Ramos Dos Santos at knifepoint Dec. 1.

It’s hard, said Sellers, because sometimes investigators have to refer back to the family when a lead is found.

“A lot of the leads are dead ends,” he said. “You don’t want to give false hope to the victims.”

Fort Myers Police officials said that from November 2006 to June 2007 alone, the department dedicated roughly 1,278 man-hours and $36,409.65 to the Baby Bryan search.

The search for Adji, said Collier Sheriff’s spokeswoman Michelle Batten, is a little harder to quantify.

Back in January, Sheriff’s Office officials estimated that roughly 300 law enforcement officials — 100 of which were Collier County deputies — were involved in the search for Adji, with boats and airboats joining the effort.

In addition to law enforcement from Collier County, several sister agencies turned out to help, including the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigations and Hendry Correctional Institution and the Tampa Search and Rescue Team.

“Investigations like that, just can’t be tracked in the form of dollars and cents,” said Batten. “From the beginning this was about the safety and welfare of a little boy.

Yet time, officials said, has a way of slowly fading memories.

“Obviously your freshest information will come in the first couple of days. The public is paying attention to the case the most,” said Sellers, who has been involved with the Baby Bryan case since day one. “As time goes on, it gets harder. ... There’s less news, less public interest.”

Sellers said he still holds out hope, for the one lead that will help him find Baby Bryan. He said the family is doing the best they can.

“I don’t know if it ever gets easier,” said Detective Matt Sellers, with the Fort Myers Police Department. “It’s something that will stay with the parents forever.”

Also holding onto the hope of a miracle are Adji’s mom Marie Neida and stepfather Antal Elant.

“I think when we get Adji back, then the life will come back,” said Elant 42, at the family’s Immokalee home. “I can talk and I can laugh, but in my heart is tight.”

And although it doesn’t ease the pain of missing child, in May the couple welcomed a baby girl, who they’ve named Adjiani — after her brother.

Neida, 36, said that she prays daily for her son’s return and urged anyone who thinks they may have seen her son to please contact the authorities.

“I pray, and pray, and pray,” said Neida.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/jun/26/parents-adji-baby-brian-holding-hope-their-childre/

Interactive search map for Adji
http://www.naplesnews.com/thesearchforadji/


Thank you for sharing this -- may this little child help keep their hope burning in their hearts.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on June 28, 2009, 02:11:33 PM
prayer for Adji today..
this baby needs to be home. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on June 28, 2009, 11:06:33 PM
Prayers for Adji to come home.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on June 29, 2009, 12:06:17 PM
every day a prayer and a candle


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on June 30, 2009, 11:58:35 PM
Prayers for Adji to come home.   ::MonkeyAngel::
adji is a small  little monkey who needs to be home.....PLEASE MONKEYS REMEMBER ADJI!!!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on July 01, 2009, 12:01:23 AM
Please light a candle and say a prayer for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on July 01, 2009, 02:03:52 AM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on July 01, 2009, 09:44:48 PM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 02, 2009, 12:52:44 AM
checking in for news....Please God bring this child home to his family and allow him to meet his new little sister. How lovely they named the little girl after her brother.

 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on July 02, 2009, 05:39:15 AM
Please light a candle and say a prayer for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji

Prayers and a candle for little Adji and his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on July 02, 2009, 12:29:27 PM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on July 02, 2009, 07:22:35 PM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Bearlyhere on July 03, 2009, 02:18:23 AM

             ::MonkeyAngel::




Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on July 03, 2009, 10:40:47 PM
Please light a candle and say a prayer for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji

Prayers and a candle for little Adji and his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on July 04, 2009, 01:53:15 AM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on July 04, 2009, 11:05:48 AM
(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/11/091011NS-LS-Missing07_t600.jpg)

ADJI'S GRANDMOTHER
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS






Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on July 04, 2009, 11:14:18 AM
(http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMC1113684c1.jpg)
PLEASE HELP FIND ADJI DESIR
Please light a candle and say a prayer for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on July 05, 2009, 12:56:42 AM
(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/11/091011NS-LS-Missing07_t600.jpg)

ADJI'S GRANDMOTHER
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS





::MonkeyNoNo:: :smt090 :smt089


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on July 05, 2009, 01:05:11 PM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mytime on July 06, 2009, 04:55:11 AM
Deenie - are you here?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mytime on July 06, 2009, 04:58:09 AM
Deenie - are you here?

Leaving you a message in the musings!! 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on July 06, 2009, 05:05:10 AM
 My Love and Prayers for a Very Special Little Boy - who has Touched My Life

(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k14/boxah104/adjisonofsun-2-1.gif)
http://www.youtube.com/v/jL6vw5xI0Bg&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6&border=1

:sunny: :smt049 :flower: :albino:  :smt051 :smt050  :nemo: :smt049  :king: :colors:


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on July 06, 2009, 05:05:45 AM
Deenie - are you here?

Leaving you a message in the musings!! 

K Mytime .. I will be there


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on July 07, 2009, 12:56:23 AM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on July 08, 2009, 07:17:04 PM
(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/11/091011NS-LS-Missing07_t600.jpg)

ADJI'S GRANDMOTHER
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS





::MonkeyNoNo:: :smt090 :smt089
Monkeys remember Adji ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on July 08, 2009, 08:20:34 PM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on July 09, 2009, 06:36:05 PM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on July 11, 2009, 12:51:45 AM
In search for Adji, Collier County Sheriff's Office produces video
By Collier County Sheriff's Office
Originally published 10:55 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2009
Updated 10:57 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2009

 
Adji Desir has been missing from Immokalee since Saturday evening, Jan. 10, 2009.


The Collier County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help as the search for 6-year-old Adji Desir continues.

CCSO has produced a video about the case and the agency is asking that everyone post it to their blogs, Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites and e-mail the link to it to everyone in their address book. The video's release today coincides with the six-month anniversary of Adji's disappearance.

The goal is to get the video to as many people as possible in an effort to find someone who has information that will help investigators.

Adji went missing while playing near his home in Immokalee's Farm Worker Village. Hundreds of deputies from CCSO and other law enforcement agencies from around the state conducted an exhaustive ground search and tracked leads. The case was profiled in the media both locally and nationally. It remains active today but investigators need fresh leads that will help them bring Adji home.

Anyone with information on Adji's disappearance is asked to call CCSO at 239-252-9300 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.

CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO ABOUT COLLIER SHERIFF’S OFFICE’S SEARCH FOR ADJI

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tltX9-Vykco)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on July 11, 2009, 12:54:10 AM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/jul/10/search-adji-collier-county-sheriffs-office-produce/

In search for Adji, Collier County Sheriff's Office produces video
By Collier County Sheriff's Office
Originally published 10:55 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2009
Updated 10:57 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2009

 
Adji Desir has been missing from Immokalee since Saturday evening, Jan. 10, 2009.


The Collier County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help as the search for 6-year-old Adji Desir continues.

CCSO has produced a video about the case and the agency is asking that everyone post it to their blogs, Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites and e-mail the link to it to everyone in their address book. The video's release today coincides with the six-month anniversary of Adji's disappearance.

The goal is to get the video to as many people as possible in an effort to find someone who has information that will help investigators.

Adji went missing while playing near his home in Immokalee's Farm Worker Village. Hundreds of deputies from CCSO and other law enforcement agencies from around the state conducted an exhaustive ground search and tracked leads. The case was profiled in the media both locally and nationally. It remains active today but investigators need fresh leads that will help them bring Adji home.

Anyone with information on Adji's disappearance is asked to call CCSO at 239-252-9300 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.

CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO ABOUT COLLIER SHERIFF’S OFFICE’S SEARCH FOR ADJI

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tltX9-Vykco)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on July 11, 2009, 12:56:51 AM
http://www.winknews.com/news/local/50509357.html

Six months later, still no sign of Adji Desir
By Tami Osborne, WINK News

Story Created: Jul 11, 2009 at 12:27 AM EDT

Story Updated: Jul 11, 2009 at 12:27 AM EDT

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - Six months after 6-year-old Adji Desir disappeared from outside his grandmother's Immokalee home, clues are drying up, but the boy's family isn't giving up.

Marie Neida has a brand new baby girl at home, but for six months, her first born, 6-year-old Adji, has been missing.

"I'm sad, I'm scared," Neida says.

She named her new born Adjiani, after her brother, but rather than being a namesake, Neida wishes Adji was home being a big brother.

"Adji don't see your sister, don't play with her," she says.

To this day, Neida believes someone took Adji from Farm Workers Village the night he disappeared.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office has investigated thousands of tips in the six months since Adji disappeared. So far none have led them to the boy.

Lead investigator Detective Ellen Kastner says he could be anywhere, even right here in Southwest Florida.

"Its possible he could have been taken out of state or out of country. He could be anywhere at this point," Collier County Sheriff's Det. Ellen Kastner says.

While kidnapping is a focus of the investigation, investigators are still looking into the possibility that Adji simply wandered off. Either way, the mysterious disappearance has people living in Farm Workers Village keeping a close eye on their children and grandchildren.

"When they're here with me, I'm out here with them or I have them inside the house. I'm not gonna let nothing happen to them, not if I can help it," Guadalupe Lopez says.

Adji's mother carries a picture of her missing son with her and his new sister everyday, hanging on to the hope that this family will be complete again soon.

"The police find Adji," Marie Neida hopes.

If you have any information on Adji Desir's whereabouts, call the Collier Sheriff's Office at 239-252-9300.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 11, 2009, 01:17:43 PM
WTH I just read about dolce, what about adji??? does anyone know if dolce lied about goin to adji's family? Is anyhing about her for real??? I wondered why she acted like I stepped on her toes when asking questions about him and the details of this case. My hinky meter is rising to the point of exploting!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: no rose colored glasses on July 11, 2009, 01:39:42 PM
WTH I just read about dolce, what about adji??? does anyone know if dolce lied about goin to adji's family? Is anyhing about her for real??? I wondered why she acted like I stepped on her toes when asking questions about him and the details of this case. My hinky meter is rising to the point of exploting!
It is very upsetting, and I don't know if we will ever know anything more about her involvement with this case  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 11, 2009, 01:41:19 PM
*bump*

bumping Sat. image of the area...reduce it to get good view

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Farm+workers+village+Immokalee+FL&sll=26.419891,-81.408048&sspn=0.012337,0.033731&ie=UTF8&view=map&ei=pOj-Se7jJ4qINOn84a0E&attrid=
Thanks Nutt.  As you can see SR29 (State Road 29), which Adji's neighborhood is off of, runs up the center of Florida, or can lead you in either direction to the I-75 (interstate 75).  Adji was last seen playing with his friends just about 50 feet short of the bridge going over the low flowing canal at the exit of the neighborhood.  A little girl playing that day with the group of children told the authorities that she last saw Adji walking away from the group and towards that bridge, she never saw him again after that.  All the other children have commented that at one moment he was there, and the next he was gone.

On the map, where was he last seen?  I don't see a bridge, do you mind saying what street? also, what can you say about his disability? Do yo know what he is diagnosed with. Does this disability make it more likely he would wander off? Did he like animals? Such as if he saw a cat or do or whatever he would go to it?
Did he go to school? did he take a bus to and from school? If so, has the aides, teacher, bus drivers, therapists, doctors etc.. all been questioned? Children with disabilities are targets for pedophiles for obvious reasons. Can you share how his condition may have altered the investigation?
Sorry for all of the questions, I hope you don't mind.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 11, 2009, 01:43:28 PM
*bump* Her responce

On the map, where was he last seen?  I don't see a bridge, do you mind saying what street? also, what can you say about his disability? Do yo know what he is diagnosed with. Does this disability make it more likely he would wander off? Did he like animals? Such as if he saw a cat or do or whatever he would go to it?
Did he go to school? did he take a bus to and from school? If so, has the aides, teacher, bus drivers, therapists, doctors etc.. all been questioned? Children with disabilities are targets for pedophiles for obvious reasons. Can you share how his condition may have altered the investigation?
Sorry for all of the questions, I hope you don't mind.
Tracygirl - I posted for you photos that I had taken back in January. 

To answer some of your questions please see below:

Adji is of Haitian decent, he understands when someone speaks to him in creole and in english, but he does not speak back, his vocabulary is very limited.  He knows his name and will come when called, he responds mostly with hand and head gestures such as nodding.  He has the mentality of a 2 year old child, and he scared easily.  (This is why I do not see him running off either)

He was in school and when not in school he stayed with his Grandmother while his Mother and Stepfather worked.

LE has looked into all known offenders within the area, searched houses as soon as the alert was sent out about Adji, searched vehicles...all this started within a matter of 45 mins of his known disappearance.

According to his mother, Adji was not one to wander off on his own.  He is very shy and timmid, keeps to what he knows.  He plays with the same group of friends daily, and he only ventured to play in the woods if his older cousins were with him.  It was not his nature to just wander off.  They do not have any pets, so I am not sure about his animal curiosity.

According to Marie he was too scared to ride his bicycle, even though it had the training wheels on it, he always needed either her or his stepfather to hold onto him and not let go.  He enjoys sports and games with lots of energy.

Hope that helps.  I do not live in Immokalee, I live in Naples.  My father is LE and him along with my husband and brother-in-law worked to search for Adji, and my father has been working with LE in his search since.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 11, 2009, 01:45:48 PM
2nd set of questions..seemed liked valid questions

Thank you so much for posting the pics and responding to me. so it seems if he was easily scared by the unknown and it is unlikely he would not wonder off, do you think he could have been leared by someone he knew?

I am not sure of what services he was receiving,  Should have been everything that all other kids with disabilities receive. If so, this would include therapists such as speach, OT and Pt, teachers, special ed aides and/or paraprofessionals, bus drivers. Do you know if these people have been questioned and cleared? I am sure everyone has already thought of it, but thought I would throw it out anyway.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 11, 2009, 01:49:16 PM
Oh in case you are wondering where the answers are to my last set of questions, I had wondered the same thing as she did not answer!!! WHY????


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: no rose colored glasses on July 11, 2009, 02:24:25 PM
Oh in case you are wondering where the answers are to my last set of questions, I had wondered the same thing as she did not answer!!! WHY????
  ::MonkeyEek:: I don't know, this is just so wrong, her father might not even be in LE. It's bad enough making things up about her life, but what she has done in this forum, there are no words  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 11, 2009, 03:40:47 PM
Oh in case you are wondering where the answers are to my last set of questions, I had wondered the same thing as she did not answer!!! WHY????
  ::MonkeyEek:: I don't know, this is just so wrong, her father might not even be in LE. It's bad enough making things up about her life, but what she has done in this forum, there are no words  ::MonkeyNoNo::

How long had she been posting on SM?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: no rose colored glasses on July 11, 2009, 03:45:57 PM
Oh in case you are wondering where the answers are to my last set of questions, I had wondered the same thing as she did not answer!!! WHY????
  ::MonkeyEek:: I don't know, this is just so wrong, her father might not even be in LE. It's bad enough making things up about her life, but what she has done in this forum, there are no words  ::MonkeyNoNo::

How long had she been posting on SM?
I may be wrong, but I believe August 2008.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 11, 2009, 04:12:20 PM
Has anyone met her in real life?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on July 11, 2009, 04:36:31 PM
Let's please keep this thread for Adji.  If anyone finds information provided/posted by Dolce here that is shown not to be true, please email Klaas at smklaas@hotmail.com.  I  can understand how anything Dolce may have posted at Scared Monkeys is questionable, but let's please not do it in this thread.  God bless Adji and his family, and I pray he will be found soon. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on July 11, 2009, 04:37:16 PM
WTH I just read about dolce, what about adji??? does anyone know if dolce lied about goin to adji's family? Is anyhing about her for real??? I wondered why she acted like I stepped on her toes when asking questions about him and the details of this case. My hinky meter is rising to the point of exploting!
It is very upsetting, and I don't know if we will ever know anything more about her involvement with this case  ::MonkeyNoNo::

This is so sad -- how did she know so much about this precious boy?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 11, 2009, 05:29:50 PM
Let's please keep this thread for Adji.  If anyone finds information provided/posted by Dolce here that is shown not to be true, please email Klaas at smklaas@hotmail.com.  I  can understand how anything Dolce may have posted at Scared Monkeys is questionable, but let's please not do it in this thread.  God bless Adji and his family, and I pray he will be found soon. 
Sorry, is there another thread? I think certain things need to be figured out.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 11, 2009, 05:39:15 PM
Klass you have nanners


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: califmom on July 12, 2009, 01:39:35 AM


Just making my rounds tonight and stopping in to get updates...

I am so happy for Adji... he has a sister!!  Now we just to bring him home so he can meet her!!

Thinking and praying for Adji and his family!!  I cannot get his grandmother's face out of my mind!!

 ::MonkeyAngel:: God Bless all of them!!  ::MonkeyAngel::

Oh and by the way...Thanks, Muffy for "lighting" the way to Adji's candles... I just lit a couple for him!!




Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on July 12, 2009, 04:23:41 AM
(http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMC1113684c1.jpg)
PLEASE HELP FIND ADJI DESIR
Please light a candle and say a prayer for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Candle and a prayer for our little Adji.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 12, 2009, 03:49:39 PM
Thanks, Pink Angel.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on July 12, 2009, 07:56:14 PM
(http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMC1113684c1.jpg)
PLEASE HELP FIND ADJI DESIR
Please light a candle and say a prayer for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Candle and a prayer for our little Adji.


Candle and a prayer for our little Adji and his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 13, 2009, 06:55:18 PM
Prayers fro Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 13, 2009, 06:55:40 PM
Prayers for Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on July 13, 2009, 08:37:24 PM
Adji you are remembered.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on July 13, 2009, 10:02:27 PM
(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/11/091011NS-LS-Missing07_t600.jpg)

ADJI'S GRANDMOTHER
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS





::MonkeyNoNo:: :smt090 :smt089
Monkeys remember Adji ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Babybear on July 13, 2009, 10:20:26 PM
(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/11/091011NS-LS-Missing07_t600.jpg)

ADJI'S GRANDMOTHER
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS


There is such a difference in the reaction of this poor heartbroken woman and Cindy Anthony.  Has anyone ever seen Cindy cry real tears? George cries crocodile tears sometimes, but I've never actually seen a tear from Cindy.
It would be wonderful if little Adji comes home, if only for his grandmother.  What a pity.




::MonkeyNoNo:: :smt090 :smt089
Monkeys remember Adji ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on July 14, 2009, 12:34:42 PM
Prayers fro Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::
::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 14, 2009, 08:14:11 PM
(http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMC1113684c1.jpg)
PLEASE HELP FIND ADJI DESIR
Please light a candle and say a prayer for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Candle and a prayer for our little Adji.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on July 15, 2009, 11:29:15 AM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/jul/14/search-adji-entering-new-venue----internet/

The search for Adji entering a new venue -- the Internet
Collier County Sheriff’s Office posts video about the case on its Web sites, asks its online friends to spread the word

By MATT CLARK

Originally published 09:01 p.m., July 14, 2009
Updated 09:19 p.m., July 14, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/v/tltX9-Vykco&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0x2b405b&color2=0x6b8ab6&border=1

Facebook may be the new milk carton.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has taken a new approach in the search for Adji Desir, the missing Immokalee 6-year-old, possibly initiating a new trend other area law enforcement agencies will pursue in the future.

On July 10, the six-month anniversary of Adji’s disappearance, Sheriff’s Office officials posted a video about the case to the agency’s many Internet presences and asked members of the public to share it on the Web, including their profiles on the social networking sites Facebook and MySpace.

Two missing child experts said this is the first time they have heard of law enforcement taking such actions.

“This is not standard for law enforcement to reach out to the community like this,” said Dave Thelen, who has been helping parents find missing children worldwide for 20 years. “It is a good thing, because overall they are doing something that I have rarely heard of law enforcement doing, which is thinking outside the box.”

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jamie Mosbach said the decision to pursue the new avenue came from a brainstorming discussion on new avenues for expanding the search for Adji.

“We started thinking, ‘What’s the best way to get the word out there,’” Mosbach said. “If there’s a particular message we want to get out about safety to the community or we want to get help from the community, this was the best way to get the word out to the community as quickly as we can.”

Thomas Lauth has been investigating missing persons cases for 15 years and currently operates a for-hire investigation service for families. Like Thelen, Lauth also said it was the first time he had heard of law enforcement taking such actions, noting that it is usually families or nonprofits that go online for their searches.

Lauth said the interactivity allowed by the new method — users must choose to pick up the campaign for Adji and share it with their friends online — can be more effective than other, unsolicited forms of photo distribution, such as a milk carton.

“Absolutely these days, because people tend to look at their Facebook more than anything,” Lauth said, adding that it is usually public outreach programs which lead to the closure of missing person cases.

The National and International Centers for Missing & Exploited Children have been using social networking sites in many ways, said its president and chief executive officer, Ernie Allen. Aside from posting videos on YouTube, Allen said the center uses Facebook and MySpace to track down children that have run away from home.

“They use those sites to stay in touch with friends from their earlier lives,” Allen said.

In recent months, Sheriff’s Office officials have been using Facebook and other social networking sites like Twitter and YouTube more extensively, in addition to the agency’s blog, the Collier Star, which Mosbach said has more than 3,000 subscribers. Currently, she said the Adji video has been picked up on Facebook by many of the agency’s friends on the site and has had five other Web sites pick up the video from YouTube.

The video on Adji’s case produced by the Sheriff’s Office shows photos and video footage of the ground search for Adji, has interviews with various officials and is set to slow-tempo piano music.

“I remember the Adji case like it was yesterday,” Lt. Mike Dolan says in the video’s first interview. “I remember getting the phone call and my heart just dropping and sinking, ‘Oh my Lord, what are we going to do? We’ve lost a child.’”

Mosbach said she expects the Sheriff’s Office will continue to request citizens to share videos and other information about crimes on their Facebook and MySpace profiles in the future.

Adji went missing Jan. 10 while playing near his home in Immokalee’s Farm Worker Village. Hundreds of Sheriff’s Office personnel, volunteers and local and national media have taken up the search since he went missing. Though the case is active and hundreds of leads have been followed, investigators have said they need new tips to continue the search.

Thelen is chief executive officer of the Committee for Missing Children, an organization that helps parents launch outreach campaigns of their own and has an in-depth Web site, findthekids.org. He said it is important for the community to accept the Sheriff’s Office offer and share the video, which can be found at colliersheriff.org.

“If somebody in the community doesn’t look at it, or put it on their Web site,” Thelen said, “it fails.”



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 15, 2009, 11:44:00 AM
Thanks for the update Klaas.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 15, 2009, 12:34:12 PM
http://findadji.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=7639p0jku6ta3odi926gcjqb31&topic=150.0

I have spent sometime in the past few days looking at this case. So much has not been discussed. I am not sure whether to post this here or start a thread to really look into the details of this little boys disappearance. MODS please move to an investigative thread if you feel that is appropriate.

The video above has some information regarding the surrounding area and some insight into life in the village. I am not convinced about psychics, but I have learned in my life never say never. Who knows really, but the woman Brian is talking to give details about their visit with locals I had not heard. Please watch the video and give your opinions.

I am in and out today as my FIL is in end stage cancer and obviously I am trying to support my husband. I will most likely be back tonight.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on July 15, 2009, 05:44:40 PM
I can't view the video, but I think we can leave it here for now. We'll see how complicated it gets as time goes by. Thanks. I will say that I am not, nor have I ever been a fan of 'Brian' --- briansdreams.com :roll: Long story, but my opinion has nothing to do with  psychics in general.

I am sorry for your Hubby/FIL/family ... :(


Thanks Klaas for the above article!!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 16, 2009, 01:10:21 PM
Thank you nut. The video is not a prediction dream theory with Brian, I know I sort of have my doubts too. What this video is is an interview with 2 psychics who visited this area and spoke to the locals. It has information regarding the area and the attitude of the people living in the area.

One part that struck me is the woman psychic spoke to a group of children and got a conflicting story about what happened that day. They said that Adji was not in the front yard, he was playing with a group of children away from his house as he usually had done. It was common place that the last child to be outside would walk adji to his home as he couldn't find it on his own. Well the last kid was called into dinner and forgot to walk him home. The grandmother started to look for him a little while later and couldn't find him, then the search began. I am not sure if this is true or what but it is interesting how the story out there is completely different. 

Also, the attitude of the village children towards adji was said to be a bit different. He was teased a lot by the other kids and it was reported by these children Adji would get upset and try to urinate on them. The psychic also stated this was concerning to her and she asked a child psychologiest and he said it was a sign of sexual abuse. I disagree with that completely and cannot find a basis for that. HOwever that is what this psychologist opinion is.

The area around the village is a host to wild life such as alligators and wild boar, all of which Adji could have come into contact with and it is not clear this area was searched completely for remains. I am not sure why this theory has been poopooed it makes sense to me it may be a consideration, it not like it has never happened before. He could have easily wanded into this area and since he most likely didn't understand danger could have been hurt.

HOwever, I would still like to some answers on such things as who the family worked for since at this particular time there was a huge dispute underway regarding working conditions iwith the farm workers. You can find articals on this. (my screen is jumping all over the place, how frustrating!)

So I am off the hospita bbll. This case deserves to be looked into deeper. If anyone can find the names of the employers of adji's family, you never know what we can find.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on July 16, 2009, 05:34:12 PM
Thanks for getting some more information Tracygirl.  Praying for Adji & also for you and your family during this difficult time.   ::MonkeyAngel::

I will have to read back and try to do some digging tomorrow into the work relationship to the camp.  I also wanted to add a thought that I would like someone to poopoo.  I know that in certain cultures having a child with disablities is considered "taboo" for lack of a better word.  I think it might be possible that someone thought of Adji that?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Edward on July 17, 2009, 01:17:41 PM
I slept with this Grandmothers tears in my mind last night..
So Sad.. I am so mad at people these days..

Why do I feel that some mean teen or preteen has murdered this child ??
I also feel that others know of it and are staying quiet with no concern..



 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on July 17, 2009, 09:40:46 PM
Prayers fro Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::
::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on July 19, 2009, 12:46:46 AM
Prayers fro Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::
::MonkeyAngel::
::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on July 19, 2009, 04:58:14 PM
Thanks for getting some more information Tracygirl.  Praying for Adji & also for you and your family during this difficult time.   ::MonkeyAngel::

I will have to read back and try to do some digging tomorrow into the work relationship to the camp.  I also wanted to add a thought that I would like someone to poopoo.  I know that in certain cultures having a child with disablities is considered "taboo" for lack of a better word.  I think it might be possible that someone thought of Adji that?

Thank you, my fil passed away yesterday, we are trying to get everything settled. In the mean while I popped on for a few minutes.


You are very correct and as hard as it is to think of, it needs to also be considered. I am not sure about the culture of his family, how disabled are viewed and how americanized they are. It is something to look into I suppose. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Jerseygirl345 on July 20, 2009, 12:47:36 PM
Prayers for Adji..

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: carolb on July 20, 2009, 08:58:30 PM
TracyGirl, I'm sorry to hear about your FIL. I've enjoyed reading your posts.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on July 21, 2009, 03:47:36 PM
Prayers for Adji..

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Every single day!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on July 25, 2009, 12:15:57 AM
Calling All Monkeys

A young lady that has been working very hard for the " Justice of Jada"  Precious Jada Justice from Illinois has created a Facebook for Adji Desir.

Her name is Martina Castillo, she is from California. She has created a Global Facebook with the name: Help Find Adji Desir
Please support her and her efforts.
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=11791&uid=113128766810#/group.php?gid=113128766810

Lets gather and support this Young Lady ~ She is truly trying to Help.

God Bless Adji
Thank You Me Monkeys
K


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tina Bee on July 27, 2009, 01:55:12 AM
It's been 6 months and Adji is still not home. This isn't right.

I have a link in my signature to a Facebook group I've created to help bring Adji Desir home.

It's been too long. Bring Adji back.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tina Bee on July 27, 2009, 01:56:24 AM
Calling All Monkeys

A young lady that has been working very hard for the " Justice of Jada"  Precious Jada Justice from Illinois has created a Facebook for Adji Desir.

Her name is Martina Castillo, she is from California. She has created a Global Facebook with the name: Help Find Adji Desir
Please support her and her efforts.
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=11791&uid=113128766810#/group.php?gid=113128766810

Lets gather and support this Young Lady ~ She is truly trying to Help.

God Bless Adji
Thank You Me Monkeys
K

Hey Deenie! Thanks for positing the link.

Adji's Facebook Group needs more members. He shouldn't be forgotten. Someone out there knows what happened to him. Join today.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on July 27, 2009, 01:07:46 PM
Thank you Tina Bee & Welcome to Scared Monkeys!  We are glad that you are here.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 31, 2009, 08:12:41 PM
Prayers for Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on July 31, 2009, 08:59:54 PM
Adji -  I have not forgotten you sweetie. I never will. I'm still praying for you, and your family, every day.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on August 02, 2009, 02:03:12 AM
Prayers for Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::
Prayers for Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on August 03, 2009, 02:54:59 AM
(http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMC1113684c1.jpg)
PLEASE HELP FIND ADJI DESIR
Please light a candle and say a prayer for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Candle and a prayer for our little Adji.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Candle and a prayer for our little Adji.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on August 03, 2009, 11:18:09 AM
I received this info via email from a PSYCHIC:

Detective Kastner, look for boy under 6 to 10inch thick slab of concrete!   There is a build up of sand underneath the boy's body is in!   Concrete looks fairly new?   There is water at a lower level touching the sand.   There is something black penetrating the surface of the sand and small debri on the surface nearby.   There is no dirt here, just sand.  This could be a culvert, under a bridge, even a boatramp?   This sand buildup is not far from the top of the concrete.   The man that abducted Adji is the man that collects scrap metal in the farm village, he's from Haiti!    There is a picture in his house of him and his wife when they were much younger!   A photograph by its self!   You will see this man wearing an old army uniform with a wide brimmed hat, color of brown!   He is standing on the right facing camera and his wife is standing next to him on the left!   He's approximately 68yrs. old.  He was bending over, smiling at the young boy and bekoning him to come to him with his right forefinger!  He has bushy graying hair and graying mustache!  He used and killed the boy!   Look for the boy in this type of setting and you will find him!  May be some entangled wire in vicinity also?  This man and his wife have very dark compexions and live in the village! 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on August 03, 2009, 11:29:48 AM
I received this info via email from a PSYCHIC:

Detective Kastner, look for boy under 6 to 10inch thick slab of concrete!   There is a build up of sand underneath the boy's body is in!   Concrete looks fairly new?   There is water at a lower level touching the sand.   There is something black penetrating the surface of the sand and small debri on the surface nearby.   There is no dirt here, just sand.  This could be a culvert, under a bridge, even a boatramp?   This sand buildup is not far from the top of the concrete.   The man that abducted Adji is the man that collects scrap metal in the farm village, he's from Haiti!    There is a picture in his house of him and his wife when they were much younger!   A photograph by its self!   You will see this man wearing an old army uniform with a wide brimmed hat, color of brown!   He is standing on the right facing camera and his wife is standing next to him on the left!   He's approximately 68yrs. old.  He was bending over, smiling at the young boy and bekoning him to come to him with his right forefinger!  He has bushy graying hair and graying mustache!  He used and killed the boy!   Look for the boy in this type of setting and you will find him!  May be some entangled wire in vicinity also?  This man and his wife have very dark compexions and live in the village! 

Wow. I don't know what I believe about psychics klaas. Thanks for posting it though.

Do you know if the person mailed it to the Detective too?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: SunnyinTX on August 03, 2009, 08:10:37 PM
I received this info via email from a PSYCHIC:

Detective Kastner, look for boy under 6 to 10inch thick slab of concrete!   There is a build up of sand underneath the boy's body is in!   Concrete looks fairly new?   There is water at a lower level touching the sand.   There is something black penetrating the surface of the sand and small debri on the surface nearby.   There is no dirt here, just sand.  This could be a culvert, under a bridge, even a boatramp?   This sand buildup is not far from the top of the concrete.   The man that abducted Adji is the man that collects scrap metal in the farm village, he's from Haiti!    There is a picture in his house of him and his wife when they were much younger!   A photograph by its self!   You will see this man wearing an old army uniform with a wide brimmed hat, color of brown!   He is standing on the right facing camera and his wife is standing next to him on the left!   He's approximately 68yrs. old.  He was bending over, smiling at the young boy and bekoning him to come to him with his right forefinger!  He has bushy graying hair and graying mustache!  He used and killed the boy!   Look for the boy in this type of setting and you will find him!  May be some entangled wire in vicinity also?  This man and his wife have very dark compexions and live in the village! 

WOW!  this is chilling......


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on August 04, 2009, 03:00:55 AM
hmmm Klaas I don't know. I do recall there was a Monkey who posted a psychic mention of Adji a while back.  She has not made many posts on SM. Under 10 posts I believe. I can't think of her name.  She had numbers in her name. Or even her name was a sequence of numbers.
I don't know what to think of this ... 
________
May Adji be brought Home Soon
He is in my heart everyday
K

 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on August 04, 2009, 01:57:11 PM
I don't know, there is a picture with a man riding a bike who collects things. It was in the news articles about the village. Let me see if I can find it.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on August 04, 2009, 02:46:30 PM
Well it is going to take sometime to find one picture out of hundreds...I will keep looking.

In the mean time, here is a link to the happenings around the farmworkers villages in Fla. There was really a big uproar about working conditions that even was taken to the state capital. The workers were organizing and calling on the governor to "end slavery". To me this is a big deal and something that I wonder has been explored. Funny how all of this was going on then a young, innocent child went missing.. Something about it just makes me go, hmmmm. Anyone else? If you recall history it maybe something...

There are more news links to other stories on this subject at the link

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/mar/09/200-immokalee-farmworkers-protest-capitol-ask-gove/?partner=RSS

TALLAHASSEE — Farmworker advocates and a crowd of 200 gathered in Tallahassee on Monday hoping to meet with Gov. Charlie Crist on conditions in Florida’s agricultural industry that have led to repeated federal slavery convictions over the past decade.

But like previous times they’ve tried to meet with a sitting Florida governor, the group led by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers was again unsuccessful as Crist refused to meet.

Instead, the audience that included, farmworkers, students, state employees and passersby heard speeches and watched as farmworkers re-enacted a scene from a 2008 federal slavery case in which workers were intimidated, beaten and chained up at night.

Notably absent, organizers say, was the governor.

“Either, Gov. Crist, you will do everything in your power to support this movement of farmworkers, consumers and corporations that has the ability to put an end to slavery ... or you will choose to tolerate these horrific abuses that have plagued the Florida fields for too long,” said the Rev. Noelle Damico, national coordinator of the Presbyterian Church-sponsored Campaign for Fair Food.

Caught up to at a Florida Hospital Association speech given at a nearby hotel a few hours later, Crist told reporters he would meet with representatives of the organization.

“I’m happy to meet with anybody,” Crist said.

Crist’s comment came hours after speakers voiced frustration over efforts over the past 18 months to meet with him to discuss a slate of issues. Representatives on Monday met with George Sheldon, secretary of the Department of Children and Families.

Following the meeting, the group held a public demonstration on the steps of the Old Capitol Building, calling on Crist to use his influence with growers to address a host of issues from wages and working conditions to efforts to combat acts of modern day slavery that still stalk immigrant workers around the state.

“Many people may think that the problem is the slavery cases themselves,” Gerardo Reyes-Chavez, a Coalition member, told a crowd of about 200 outside the Old Capitol on Monday. “But in reality, the problems facing farmworkers are much deeper than that.”

Despite national and international accolades for their work to combat modern day slavery, Crist is the latest Florida governor who has declined invitations to meet with farmworker representatives over a host of issues including higher pay.

Past Governors Jeb Bush and Lawton Chiles also refused to meet with the group.

Over the past few years, coalition and student groups have forged deals with major fast food vendors including Taco Bell, Burger King and McDonald’s to pay a penny more for each pound of tomatoes they purchase and require a code of employer conduct from their suppliers.

Missing from that group of partners, however, are tomato growers and Crist’s predecessors, who have said they do not want to get in the middle of a labor dispute between workers and growers.

“(Crist’s) silence does not mean neutrality,” said Coalition of Immokalee Workers member Greg Asbed. “Every time he doesn’t speak he is saying to growers that he’s got their back.”

E-mail Michael Peltier at mpeltier@comcast.net.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on August 05, 2009, 11:07:45 PM
Thank you Tracy.  ::MonkeyAngel::

(http://i27.tinypic.com/zuflm0.jpg)



Lighting a candle and saying a prayer for Adji.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on August 05, 2009, 11:15:52 PM
Yikes! I posted the wrong one. Could a mod please edit the smaller one in.

Thanks in advance. :)
(http://xs142.xs.to/xs142/09323/2577.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on August 05, 2009, 11:24:17 PM
sugar! I did it again. sorry adji and mods. i uploaded the wrong one.
(http://i31.tinypic.com/2a9qy3t.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on August 06, 2009, 01:19:56 AM
Thanks pink -- every day a prayer.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on August 07, 2009, 11:45:29 PM
Thanks pink -- every day a prayer.

Candle and a prayer for Adji.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on August 09, 2009, 01:41:03 AM
Candle and a prayer for Adji.

God please guide this child home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on August 09, 2009, 02:23:17 AM
Poor little Adji. He has such a sweet face. It breaks my heart to see his photos. I truly don't know how his family stands it....

I am still praying for Adji constantly. He is out there somewhere, and he deserves to be found, and returned to his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sassycat on August 09, 2009, 06:48:47 PM
Found this posted, but asked for a link...from a myspace page.

Adji's flyer

(http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh340/JustMe_029/AdjiDesirFlyer.jpg)



Bump -   thinking of you Adji.   


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on August 11, 2009, 01:00:24 AM
Candle and a prayer for little Adji and his family.

Thank you for bumping that Sassy. :)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on August 15, 2009, 11:50:42 AM

Thanks for posting that poster!



Adji - We haven't forgotten you sweetie.


I was really sad to see the last post before this one was on 8-11-09. That means there's been no news. Something needs to be done to shake things up, but I have no clue what that would be, and how to do it. It seem like this case is fading away.
It never got the national media attention it deserved.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on August 15, 2009, 10:19:34 PM
Found this posted, but asked for a link...from a myspace page.

Adji's flyer

(http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh340/JustMe_029/AdjiDesirFlyer.jpg)



Bump -   thinking of you Adji.   
::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on August 16, 2009, 01:26:57 AM

(http://i31.tinypic.com/2a9qy3t.jpg)

Lighting a candle and saying a prayer for Adji and his family.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on August 18, 2009, 10:07:39 PM

(http://i31.tinypic.com/2a9qy3t.jpg)

Lighting a candle and saying a prayer for Adji and his family.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji
::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pink angel on August 19, 2009, 04:54:25 AM

(http://i31.tinypic.com/2a9qy3t.jpg)

Lighting a candle and saying a prayer for Adji and his family.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji
::MonkeyAngel::
::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on August 19, 2009, 08:45:00 AM
Pink, thanks for continuing to post his picture.  I have his grandmother's picture in my study and look at it everyday. It haunts me and prompts me to continue the prayer vigil for Adji, his family, and all the silent ones.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on August 19, 2009, 10:27:59 PM

(http://i31.tinypic.com/2a9qy3t.jpg)

Lighting a candle and saying a prayer for Adji and his family.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji
::MonkeyAngel::
::MonkeyAngel::
::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: JessStar on August 20, 2009, 09:29:02 AM
What a shame- it appears this case has become cold. Adji- You remain in our thoughts and prayers Little Guy.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on August 22, 2009, 02:23:24 PM
I received this message via email from a PSYCHIC:

Good afternoon Detective, wanted to tell you man was able to walk down to this portion of sand build up he left Adji's body at!  I watched him position boy's body sitting upright?  This man sat the boy down on the sand and stood up, then he had to bend down again to keep his body from falling, and positioned him again upright, like he was sitting in this sand?  I then viewed a black liquid of some kind being poured over the boy?  MY point is you can walk down to this place where Adji is!  There is water at a lower level!  He's a few feet from thick slab above!  I did not see a wall where his body was left, just slab above!  I thought it was strange how he was positioning the boy to sit in an upright manner?  May be he poured something over his body to kill the scent?  Man who killed him is named Louis from Haiti!  Look in this man's house and you will find picture of him and his wife standing together with him wearing an old army uniform with a wide brimmed hat!  An old picture now!  I've already told you there's something black sticking out of the sand where boy is!  I can view the past, present and the future!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on August 23, 2009, 01:41:12 PM
Klaas - Do you know if this particular psychic has contacted LE about this? It seems to be detailed enough that it could be verified or discounted easily.


I do believe that some psychics are very useful......but how does anyone ever tell the real psychics from all the ones who are just a waste of time? The legitimate psychics are few and far between. I never know what to think about these revelations.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on August 23, 2009, 02:24:23 PM
I received this message via email from a PSYCHIC:

Good afternoon Detective, wanted to tell you man was able to walk down to this portion of sand build up he left Adji's body at!  I watched him position boy's body sitting upright?  This man sat the boy down on the sand and stood up, then he had to bend down again to keep his body from falling, and positioned him again upright, like he was sitting in this sand?  I then viewed a black liquid of some kind being poured over the boy?  MY point is you can walk down to this place where Adji is!  There is water at a lower level!  He's a few feet from thick slab above!  I did not see a wall where his body was left, just slab above!  I thought it was strange how he was positioning the boy to sit in an upright manner?  May be he poured something over his body to kill the scent?  Man who killed him is named Louis from Haiti!  Look in this man's house and you will find picture of him and his wife standing together with him wearing an old army uniform with a wide brimmed hat!  An old picture now!  I've already told you there's something black sticking out of the sand where boy is!  I can view the past, present and the future!
::MonkeyAngel::
i hope he comes home soon.  prayers for Adji!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on August 23, 2009, 06:53:33 PM
Klaas - Do you know if this particular psychic has contacted LE about this? It seems to be detailed enough that it could be verified or discounted easily.


I do believe that some psychics are very useful......but how does anyone ever tell the real psychics from all the ones who are just a waste of time? The legitimate psychics are few and far between. I never know what to think about these revelations.

I'm not sure if they contacted LE, one would certainly hope so. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Wyks on August 25, 2009, 04:39:41 AM
This 'forensic astrologer' believes that Adji "is still alive and is being kept as a slave".  An interesting read.  Not sure what to make of it, but am hoping that LE might look at this angle.   

http://forensicastrology.blogspot.com/2009/02/adji-desir.html (http://forensicastrology.blogspot.com/2009/02/adji-desir.html)





Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on August 28, 2009, 10:46:48 AM
Prayers for Adji.
 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on August 28, 2009, 09:04:50 PM
This 'forensic astrologer' believes that Adji "is still alive and is being kept as a slave".  An interesting read.  Not sure what to make of it, but am hoping that LE might look at this angle.   

http://forensicastrology.blogspot.com/2009/02/adji-desir.html (http://forensicastrology.blogspot.com/2009/02/adji-desir.html)








It's probably a waste of time.....but at this point....what would LE have to lose by checking out these psychics? It doesn't look like they have any other leads right now.

 I can't imagine that Adji could communicate effectively enough to tell anyone if he was being kept somewhere. His face hasn't been in the media enough for people to recognize him either. If he is being kept under those circumstances, maybe he'll be discovered sooner rather than later.
Since that girl turned up in CA after 18 years, I guess hope is always an option.

Adji - I'm still here praying for you.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on September 02, 2009, 10:35:58 AM
Adji ~ You are not forgotten!  :smt049 :smt049 :smt049


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on September 02, 2009, 10:27:12 PM
Adji ~ You are not forgotten!  :smt049 :smt049 :smt049
::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on September 03, 2009, 10:47:34 PM
Prayers for Adji.
 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::
::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on September 05, 2009, 07:44:34 PM
Adji ~ You are not forgotten!  :smt049 :smt049 :smt049
::MonkeyAngel::
::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on September 06, 2009, 09:25:46 AM
I received this message via email from a PSYCHIC:

Good afternoon Detective, wanted to tell you man was able to walk down to this portion of sand build up he left Adji's body at!  I watched him position boy's body sitting upright?  This man sat the boy down on the sand and stood up, then he had to bend down again to keep his body from falling, and positioned him again upright, like he was sitting in this sand?  I then viewed a black liquid of some kind being poured over the boy?  MY point is you can walk down to this place where Adji is!  There is water at a lower level!  He's a few feet from thick slab above!  I did not see a wall where his body was left, just slab above!  I thought it was strange how he was positioning the boy to sit in an upright manner?  May be he poured something over his body to kill the scent?  Man who killed him is named Louis from Haiti!  Look in this man's house and you will find picture of him and his wife standing together with him wearing an old army uniform with a wide brimmed hat!  An old picture now!  I've already told you there's something black sticking out of the sand where boy is!  I can view the past, present and the future!

Maybe the "psychic" knows something?  Rob emailed me after putting 2 and 2 together:

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub7/Reveron.jpg)
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub7/reveron1.jpg)
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub7/ReveronMap.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on September 06, 2009, 08:34:08 PM
maybe not from Haiti but name still Louis.  'psychics' see what they see...maybe this man was from hell, not haiti.  hopefully a break in this case will come soon and little Adji can come home. 

Thanks Klass!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on September 06, 2009, 08:35:05 PM
maybe not from Haiti but name still Louis.  'psychics' see what they see...maybe this man was from hell, not haiti.  hopefully a break in this case will come soon and little Adji can come home. 

Thanks Klaas!
oop ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on September 06, 2009, 11:03:30 PM
Oh My Gosh klaas! That's kind of eerie...... ::MonkeyEek::

Has anyone sent this to LE?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on September 06, 2009, 11:44:57 PM
Oh My Gosh klaas! That's kind of eerie...... ::MonkeyEek::

Has anyone sent this to LE?

Yes, I did  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on September 06, 2009, 11:45:51 PM
maybe not from Haiti but name still Louis.  'psychics' see what they see...maybe this man was from hell, not haiti.  hopefully a break in this case will come soon and little Adji can come home. 

Thanks Klass!
I have no idea where this man is originally from, it could be Haiti. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on September 07, 2009, 11:35:27 AM
maybe not from Haiti but name still Louis.  'psychics' see what they see...maybe this man was from hell, not haiti.  hopefully a break in this case will come soon and little Adji can come home. 

Thanks Klass!
I have no idea where this man is originally from, it could be Haiti. 

I am thinking there is a good possibility he is from Haiti...I looked up his case and this was on his docket:

11/16/1998 IF NOT A U.S. CITIZEN, MAY BE DEPORTED BY I.N.S.

I dont know if this is standard to be on a docket....

http://apps.collierclerk.com/public_inquiry/Case.aspx?UCN=111998CF001232AXXXXX&CT=OB



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Leroy on September 07, 2009, 11:37:37 AM
I worded my last post wrong..should have said that it is a good possibility he is from another country (and maybe it is Haiti)...it still makes that psychic's email strange.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on September 07, 2009, 07:07:15 PM
Oh My Gosh klaas! That's kind of eerie...... ::MonkeyEek::

Has anyone sent this to LE?

Yes, I did  ::MonkeyCool::
::MonkeyDance::
thank you Klaas! ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on September 08, 2009, 11:41:17 AM
Message received back from LE:

Your tip has been forwarded to the Major Crimes Bureau who is investigating this case.  Thank you.

What I sent was my screen cap of the S.O. and the "psychic" message regarding a Louis. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: SweetMorgan on September 08, 2009, 01:15:45 PM
Message received back from LE:

Your tip has been forwarded to the Major Crimes Bureau who is investigating this case.  Thank you.

What I sent was my screen cap of the S.O. and the "psychic" message regarding a Louis. 
Good luck with your tip.  Maybe this will be the one to help bring closure to this case.  However, I just want this sweet little boy to come safe.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on September 08, 2009, 02:50:35 PM
cool......thanks Klaas!

http://apps.collierclerk.com/public_inquiry/Case.aspx?UCN=111998CF001232AXXXXX&CT=OB


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on September 08, 2009, 10:10:41 PM
Message received back from LE:

Your tip has been forwarded to the Major Crimes Bureau who is investigating this case.  Thank you.

What I sent was my screen cap of the S.O. and the "psychic" message regarding a Louis. 
Good luck with your tip.  Maybe this will be the one to help bring closure to this case.  However, I just want this sweet little boy to come safe.

I agree, I want him to come home safe too.  By the way, this is not MY tip, it's just info from a couple different people that emailed me and I simply made sure LE was aware.  It's probably nothing.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on September 09, 2009, 07:57:32 PM
but it could be something.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on September 09, 2009, 09:43:25 PM
(http://ms2.naplesnews.com/npdn/content/img/photos/2009/01/11/091011NS-LS-Missing07_t600.jpg)

ADJI'S GRANDMOTHER
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS





i ::MonkeyWaa:: ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on September 09, 2009, 09:44:10 PM
(http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMC1113684c1.jpg)
PLEASE HELP FIND ADJI DESIR
Please light a candle and say a prayer for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Candle and a prayer for our little Adji.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Candle and a prayer for our little Adji.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on September 09, 2009, 10:24:09 PM
You're probably right klaas, and it's nothing. But since they have nothing anyway right now...it won't hurt for LE to check it out on the slim chance that could be valuable.
This little boy has seemingly vanished into thin air. I don't think LE even has a clue about where he might be, and there doesn't seem to be a POI either. Whoever took Adji was hiding in plain sight while it happened. A stranger would've been noticed.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: klaasend on September 10, 2009, 01:11:15 AM
You're probably right klaas, and it's nothing. But since they have nothing anyway right now...it won't hurt for LE to check it out on the slim chance that could be valuable.
This little boy has seemingly vanished into thin air. I don't think LE even has a clue about where he might be, and there doesn't seem to be a POI either. Whoever took Adji was hiding in plain sight while it happened. A stranger would've been noticed.

Exactly, and someone suggested to me that the Psychic seemed to know too many details.  So maybe it's someone that really knows?  In any case, that is exactly why I passed along the info to LE.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: SweetMorgan on September 10, 2009, 06:18:55 PM
Message received back from LE:

Your tip has been forwarded to the Major Crimes Bureau who is investigating this case.  Thank you.

What I sent was my screen cap of the S.O. and the "psychic" message regarding a Louis. 
Good luck with your tip.  Maybe this will be the one to help bring closure to this case.  However, I just want this sweet little boy to come safe.

I agree, I want him to come home safe too.  By the way, this is not MY tip, it's just info from a couple different people that emailed me and I simply made sure LE was aware.  It's probably nothing.
Klaas, I did know that is was not your tip, but you are the one who took the time and concern to direct it properly.  One never knows just what might be the leading clue.  We can only hope and pray and I still say, thank you for caring enough.  This little boy haunts my heart.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on September 12, 2009, 08:52:54 PM
Prayers for you little man adji. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on September 13, 2009, 07:04:34 PM
I hope someone working the case takes it seriously enough to follow up, and either rules it out as useless, or pursues the information. I hope they don't just let it sit there.

It's a little unsettling how much detail was in that email.....




Adji -  We're praying for you. And we are trying to find you. You have not been forgotten!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on September 13, 2009, 08:32:37 PM
Prayers for Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mamacrazy30 on September 15, 2009, 09:41:31 PM
(http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMC1113684c1.jpg)
PLEASE HELP FIND ADJI DESIR
Please light a candle and say a prayer for Adji:


http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Candle and a prayer for our little Adji.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Candle and a prayer for our little Adji.

 ::MonkeyAngel::
please light a candle for Adji ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: AmbersMom on September 16, 2009, 04:11:48 AM
Adji parents were with us in NY with Amber Ready. This boy needs some help. I feel one reason his story is not getting media attention is that his parents have very deep southern accents and it is very hard to understand them. When we were in NY I told his mom if another chance came up  to tell his story I would  love to tell the story for her. The chance did not happen. Adji has a baby sister who is just beautiful!! His parents are so sweet and loving!
I am going to make some buttons for the family. I don't think they have the resources to get shirts, buttons, or anything else to spread the word.. We need are children home!

Carrie
Amber Dubois Mom


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on September 16, 2009, 08:30:42 AM
AmbersMom,thanks for the update.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on September 20, 2009, 08:28:25 PM
Adji parents were with us in NY with Amber Ready. This boy needs some help. I feel one reason his story is not getting media attention is that his parents have very deep southern accents and it is very hard to understand them. When we were in NY I told his mom if another chance came up  to tell his story I would  love to tell the story for her. The chance did not happen. Adji has a baby sister who is just beautiful!! His parents are so sweet and loving!
I am going to make some buttons for the family. I don't think they have the resources to get shirts, buttons, or anything else to spread the word.. We need are children home!

Carrie
Amber Dubois Mom



They don't have "deep Southern accents"....they are Haitian. And what difference would it make if they did? I find that remark very offensive, both as a Southerner, and as someone who cares deeply about Adji.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on September 21, 2009, 07:05:14 AM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/sep/05/adjis-still-missing-and-parents-golden-gate-event-/

Adji’s still missing, and parents at Golden Gate event want their kids safe VIDEO


Nothing new on Adji's case, but it puts his name back out there again.  There's a short slide show about the search for Adji in the article. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: tupelohoney on September 21, 2009, 08:32:43 AM
I'm assuming the psychic tip, sent by Klaas, is from this Sharon, psychic from Texas. This info has been posted on this site for awhile now. She has two posts there, both containing info that Klaas had posted, only now, more detail has been added.  http://www.powerful-psychic-reading.com/adji-desir.html

I really hope this is checked into as I know LE doesn't take psychic tips seriously. But when a person is missing for any length of time, they have nothing to lose and maybe everything to gain.

Prayers for Adji and his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on September 21, 2009, 09:09:56 AM
Adji parents were with us in NY with Amber Ready. This boy needs some help. I feel one reason his story is not getting media attention is that his parents have very deep southern accents and it is very hard to understand them. When we were in NY I told his mom if another chance came up  to tell his story I would  love to tell the story for her. The chance did not happen. Adji has a baby sister who is just beautiful!! His parents are so sweet and loving!
I am going to make some buttons for the family. I don't think they have the resources to get shirts, buttons, or anything else to spread the word.. We need are children home!

Carrie
Amber Dubois Mom

They don't have "deep Southern accents"....they are Haitian. And what difference would it make if they did? I find that remark very offensive, both as a Southerner, and as someone who cares deeply about Adji.

pdh3, I truly don't think Carrie meant to be offensive.  I'm sure you have read Amber's thread and realize the difficulties this family has gone through.  There are a lot of folks out here that wish they could do something productive to help get more attention for this case and help bring Adji home.  I am glad Amber's mom is able to do something.  Do you know of any other way we might be able to help?  I stand in the ready.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on September 23, 2009, 08:42:58 AM
Adji parents were with us in NY with Amber Ready. This boy needs some help. I feel one reason his story is not getting media attention is that his parents have very deep southern accents and it is very hard to understand them. When we were in NY I told his mom if another chance came up  to tell his story I would  love to tell the story for her. The chance did not happen. Adji has a baby sister who is just beautiful!! His parents are so sweet and loving!
I am going to make some buttons for the family. I don't think they have the resources to get shirts, buttons, or anything else to spread the word.. We need are children home!

Carrie
Amber Dubois Mom
Thank you for this information and taking an interest in Adji and his family.
How lovely of you to make buttons for another when you have such a sad and trying task in finding your dear Amber.
Your interest and the fact Adji's parents attended the mtg. gives me some hope as I was beginning to think Adji was all but forgotten.

Prayers and hope for Amber and Adji.

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::

Edit:  Fix typo


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on September 23, 2009, 08:44:52 AM
Adji parents were with us in NY with Amber Ready. This boy needs some help. I feel one reason his story is not getting media attention is that his parents have very deep southern accents and it is very hard to understand them. When we were in NY I told his mom if another chance came up  to tell his story I would  love to tell the story for her. The chance did not happen. Adji has a baby sister who is just beautiful!! His parents are so sweet and loving!
I am going to make some buttons for the family. I don't think they have the resources to get shirts, buttons, or anything else to spread the word.. We need are children home!

Carrie
Amber Dubois Mom
Thank you for this information and taking an interest in Adji and his family.
How lovely of you to make buttons for another when you have such a sad and trying task in finding your dear Amber.
Your interest and the fact Adji's parents attended the mtg. gives me some hope as I was beginning to think Adji was all but forgotten.

Prayers and hope for Amber and Adji.

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


self edit   Oh dear! typo error, sb Adji.

It's okay, I fixed it.   ::MonkeyAngel:: 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on September 27, 2009, 08:56:19 AM
http://www.bloggernews.net/122392
Caylee - Haleigh - Adji – Where Is The Justice?
Posted on September 26th, 2009
by Simon Barrett in Op-ed
Read 1,162 times.

My wife and I receive a good deal of Email traffic on the subject of missing children, a subject that should be the exception rather than the rule. Alas missing children seem to have become the latest ‘hot’ criminal item. One of the grumbles that Jan and I hear are that we only cover certain cases. Well, there is a good reason, we have limited resources, and there unfortunately are only 24 hours in the day!

We like to cover a story as well as we can.

Caylee Anthony had 100% of our attention, if you search Google you will see that. We continue to monitor the case, but, the little girl is no longer with us. Caylee Anthony’s mother sits in jail munching snacks purchased by idiots that put money into her jail account. Casey Anthony faces a murder charge, and unfortunately it likely will not be until next spring that she will have to face the court room. Her attorney Jose Bozo Baez prefers to spend his time spreading the guilt wherever he can, Zanny the Nanny, Jessie Grund, etc. Of course there is this huge question of who is paying his bill? Poke into that area, and some interesting names pop up. If I had the time and resources I would love to explore more, but the fact is, Caylee Anthony is dead. Do not get me wrong, I want justice. Everyone in the immediate family deserves punishment. Also the dubious ‘Trusts’ and ‘Non Profits’. This case is not about justice, it is about profit! Books, TV, and Movie deals abound. These people are nothing but animals!

Haleigh Cummings was the next missing child that Blogger News got involved in. Having invested seven months and who knows how many hours into this case, all I can say is, I am damn glad I am not related to any of the dysfunctional idiots that are family to these escapees from the movie Deliverance!

I think it would be fair to say that the combined IQ’s of the Cummings and Croslin family’s could not gain entrance to MENSA. Most of them run around with IQ’s that match their hat size!

We hope that Haleigh Cummings is still alive and well. I talk to people daily on this case. One day I will share some of the information. But not until we find Haleigh Cummings.

Adji Desir has received little media attention. I don’t want to play the ‘race’, ’sex’, or ‘Mentally challenged’ card. But, all of them come into play. Adji is male, that immediately loses interest, missing kids need to be young females with cute hair and winning smiles. Adji does not fit the mold, he is 6 years old, but is challenged, his mental age is put at 2, he is male, and he is black. Should this make a difference? NO NO NO! But it has, Adji Desir gets no press. For those of you interested you can go here to read about Adji missing.

The dysfunctional Anthony’s, Croslin’s, and Cummings make the news. What happened to the Desir’s?

Where is Adji?


Simon Barrett




Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on September 27, 2009, 02:00:39 PM
http://www.bloggernews.net/122391
What Ever Happened To Adji Desir?
Posted on September 26th, 2009
by Jan Barrett in All News, Society and Culture
Read 398 times.

I have to ask myself, has America forgotten about little 6 year old Adji that disappeared on January 10th, 2009 while at his grandmother’s home for the day while his mother was working. His grandmother lives in Farm Workers Village in Immokalee, Florida.

Around 5:15 that afternoon Adji went outside to play with some of his friends and before they knew it they realized Adji had disappeared with no witnesses that could help in finding the little boy. Adji also goes by the nickname “Ji Ji” which is pronounced as Gee Gee.

Search crews searched the area and there was a billboard put up with Adji’s picture on it. There were posters put up downtown in Immokalee asking anyone for information on the whereabouts of this child.

Adji was last seen wearing a blue shirt with thin yellow stripes, blue shorts with pink flamingos going down the sides and grey and black sneakers. Adji is also developmentally disabled that functions on a level of a 2 year old and he is only able to speak about five words of English and he can understand Creole but can’t speak it. He does recognize his name when it is called out though.

Adji is described as being a black male that is 3 ft tall and weighs 45 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Police say if Adji is spotted he might run and try to hide from someone so if anyone spots him please call the police. Adji will turn 7 years old on October 15th.

We don’t hear anything about little Adji in the news anymore and we have received requests to please put his name back out there so that hopefully he can be found as well. Wouldn’t it be a great birthday present for him to be returned home after all this time to his family?

Adji has not been mentioned in the news for a while now. This little boy is out there somewhere. I don’t know where. I don’t know if he is even alive but one way or another, this child deserves to be found. He is an innocent little boy that needs our help in finding him so PLEASE anyone out there that has any information I ask you to call the police. You can also call this numbers that I found online:  Collier County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 1-239-793-9300 or National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Let’s keep Adji Desir’s name in the news so hopefully someone somewhere will recognize him and he can be returned home. Please say a prayer for Adji and his family. God bless you Adji where ever you are.

Jan Barrett

(http://www.powerful-psychic-reading.com/images/AdjiDesir.jpg)
(http://cayleeanthony.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/adjidesir.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on October 01, 2009, 01:39:01 AM
Little man Adji every single day I think of your little face. You are such a sweet looking little boy. I love your smile, it tells a story of your sweet innocense. I pray that god has mercy and brings you home to your family...Please, please, please God, grant this prayer tonight and lead us to find this little lost boy with the sweet smile. Please God, please, I beg.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Kiwi on October 05, 2009, 03:50:23 PM
There hasn't been much coverage this far west. I wouldn't mind seeing Adji's face on NG again. It's been 4 or 5 months since anything on CNN. I would hope that there has been regional and Florida coverage. Does any Florida Scared Monkeys know if there has been any mention locally?


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on October 07, 2009, 09:09:48 PM
Little man Adji every single day I think of your little face. You are such a sweet looking little boy. I love your smile, it tells a story of your sweet innocense. I pray that god has mercy and brings you home to your family...Please, please, please God, grant this prayer tonight and lead us to find this little lost boy with the sweet smile. Please God, please, I beg.
::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on October 09, 2009, 09:42:47 PM
There hasn't been much coverage this far west. I wouldn't mind seeing Adji's face on NG again. It's been 4 or 5 months since anything on CNN. I would hope that there has been regional and Florida coverage. Does any Florida Scared Monkeys know if there has been any mention locally?



I'm not in FL, but it looks like this case has sort of faded away. I think of this sweet little boy every single day, and it bothers me that no one is paying him any attention. I wish someone in the media would grab onto his case and do some leg work. Who knows what would pop up?
I refuse to believe that this child disappeared in broad daylight, and no one saw a thing. It could be that someone did see something, and won't talk, or maybe doesn't realize what was seen could be significant. There may be a cultural barrier, or a language barrier...who knows? But SOMEONE had to have seen
SOMETHING.
I wonder if there's a PI working on the case. I know his family doesn't have money, so that may not be a possibility.

Poor sweet little Adji.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on October 11, 2009, 01:55:01 PM
I had a dream about Adji last night.  Probably stemming from watching football and seeing several young men from Immokalee playing college ball.  Millions of dollars in the Naples area, too bad someone doesn't step up and help this poor family.  Is Michelle Bart still involved? ::MonkeyDevil2::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: tupelohoney on October 15, 2009, 07:04:34 AM
HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY ADJI!!

My friend who lives in Port Charlotte saw a piece on her morning news and there will be a new conference held sometime today. They also stated that they were sending out flyers nationwide! This was on NBC out of Naples.

Keeping you in my prayers Adji.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 15, 2009, 11:10:51 AM
http://www.nbc-2.com/Global/category.asp?C=97703
Adji Desir search goes nationwide
Posted: Oct 15, 2009 9:21 AM CDT Updated: Oct 15, 2009 9:22 AM CDT

COLLIER COUNTY: Thursday is the seventh birthday of Adji Desir, the young boy who has been missing since January.

Adji was playing outside his grandmother's house in Farmworker's Village in Immokalee when he disappeared.

Law enforcement and volunteers searched the area for several days but never found any sign of Adji.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is again reaching out to the public for help locating the boy.

The search for Adji will go national when his picture will be featured in a national direct-marketing advertisement sent to 75 million homes. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says the fliers will be in mailboxes between November 8th and December 13th.

In Florida, residents will receive the mailing with Adji's picture the week of November 15.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on October 17, 2009, 08:44:46 AM

Thoughts and prayers continue for Adji.
 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on October 17, 2009, 09:33:58 AM
Birthday sparks national flier plan to find 7-year-old
 
Tips have nearly dried up.

But in the ongoing search for Adji Desir, Collier County Sheriff's Office Sgt.

Ken Becker said hope remains for bringing home the missing Immokalee boy.

The breakthroughs in the Jaycee Dugard, Shawn Hornbeck and Elizabeth Smart cases in the last few years are proof.

"It's just further evidence that there's still hope out there that even long-term missing children can be reunited with their family," said Becker at a press conference Thursday, which coincided with Adji's seventh birthday. "And that's our hope with this case."

Adji was last seen playing outside his grandmother's house Jan. 10 in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee, while his mother was at work.

As to what may have happened to the developmentally-challenged boy, Becker said that remains unknown.

"I have no idea what happened to Adji," he said. "I wish I did so we could focus on one direction or the other. At this point we don't know if it's a case where Adji walked off and got lost, or Adji got picked up by somebody and taken away from Farm Workers Village."

And as time goes on, Becker said authorities are more and more dependent on assistance from the public to try to crack the case.

That's why Collier officials said the search for Adji would extend to the mailboxes of millions of residents across the U.S.

Adji's photo will be featured on national direct-mail advertising fliers to be distributed to 75 million homes across the United States from Nov. 8 through Dec. 13.

"We're hoping with those flyers and this conference today, that we can remind people that they may have the bit of information that may reunite Adji with his mother, stepfather and his new baby sister," said Becker.

The National Center for Missing Exploited Children has partnered with

Valassis, one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, and the U.S. Postal Service in distributing the fliers as part of Valassis' Have You Seen Me? picture program.

Carleen Coelho, who coordinates the Missing Child program for Valassis, said the company would also be featuring Adji in their freestanding newspaper inserts.

"It's unprecedented," said Coelho. "He's going to be featured across a very broad national network."

National Center for Missing Exploited Children President and CEO Ernie Allen said the nonprofit pushes very hard to keep these cases alive - especially in a case like Adji's.

"I firmly believe that somebody knows where Adji is and that somebody knows what happened to him," said Allen.

He added that a picture is the most important tool authorities have in the search for a missing child.

Nine out of every 10 American households is expected to get a flier/newspaper insert, said Allen.

"Virtually every home in America will receive Adji's information," Allen said. "Our hope is that somebody out there has seen him."

The fliers will be distributed weekly by region, starting in the Northeast on

Nov. 8. They are scheduled to arrive in Florida mailboxes the week of Nov. 15.

The search for Adji and the other children who have gone missing from Collier County over the years won't end until they're found, Becker said.

"I'm always confident that they will come home some day," he said. 
http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100020825&docId=l:1057342574&start=7


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on October 17, 2009, 12:07:16 PM
It's a relief to see some kind of action in this case. I'm praying that this renewed publicity will bring some information forward.

Hang on Adji!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Brandi on October 17, 2009, 08:48:50 PM
http://www.abc-7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11332218

Candlelight vigil held for Adji Desir
Posted: Oct 17, 2009 6:19 PM EDT Updated: Oct 17, 2009 7:10 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY: A candlelight vigil was held Saturday night for Adji Desir who has been missing since January 10th 2009.

The vigil was held by a group of women from 'Families United To Bring Our Children Home'.

The Florida group is known for traveling the state to hold vigils for missing children, and each woman in the group has their own missing child.

They arrived in Collier County just days after Adji Desir's seventh birthday.

Adji has been described as developmentally disabled with the mind of a 2-year-old.

He disappeared from outside his grandmother's Farm Worker Village home at 814 Grace St.

Investigators called off the ground search for Adji on January 18th.

Earlier this week the Collier County Sheriff's Office announced that 75 million fliers would be going out nationwide in the mail with Adjis picture on it.

The family made it clear on Saturday that after ten months they are not giving up hope.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is still taking tips and information in this case, if you have any information contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on October 17, 2009, 09:18:37 PM
Thanks for the update Brandi.  I hope the candlelight vigil will breathe some life into Adji's case.  Maybe someone who saw something or knows something will come forward.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on October 20, 2009, 03:42:12 PM
Prayers for you sweet boy, may this be the answer that brings you home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on October 27, 2009, 02:14:22 AM
Prayers for you sweet boy, may this be the answer that brings you home.


Tracygirl, I join you in our constant for this precious child.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on October 28, 2009, 05:06:02 AM
Prayers, thoughts and hope that Adji will be found.
 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on November 05, 2009, 10:52:40 AM
Prayers for you sweet boy, may this be the answer that brings you home.


Tracygirl, I join you in our constant for this precious child.

Every day I pray this is the day he is found.  God willing, with the flyer distribution coming up, he will be returned to his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on November 05, 2009, 12:36:55 PM
Prayers for you sweet boy, may this be the answer that brings you home.


Tracygirl, I join you in our constant for this precious child.

Every day I pray this is the day he is found.  God willing, with the flyer distribution coming up, he will be returned to his family.

Sister everyday I join you in that prayer.
Please God hear my prayer today as I beg you to enlighten those who search for this most precious boy so he can be returned home. In your name I pray....

Adji, we will never give up on you sweet boy, never


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Wyks on November 07, 2009, 03:59:40 PM
Adji....   forever in our hearts and prayers..


(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq117/Wyks_/Adji/adji.jpg)







Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: KarmaRoundUp on November 12, 2009, 04:24:21 AM
COLLIER COUNTY — Adji Desir, the Immokalee 7-year-old who disappeared in January, will be one of six missing children appearing on the upcoming cover of People magazine.

The cover reads "Vanished Without a Trace: Heartbreak & Hope," and features the stories of young people who disappeared this year. The story was prompted by the August rescue of Jaycee Dugard, who was abducted in 1991 when she was 11 years old and held captive for 18 years in the California home of her alleged kidnappers, Phillip and Nancy Garrido.

Adji was last seen playing outside of his grandmother’s house in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee on Jan. 10, while his mother was at work. Authorities from across Florida traveled to Immokalee in January and combed the nearby fields and woods for nearly a week looking for Adji, to no avail.

Adji’s photo is also being featured on national direct-mail advertising fliers being distributed to 75 million homes across the United States from Nov. 8 through Dec. 13.

Anyone with information about Adji’s whereabouts can call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 793-9300, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). You can also visit www.colliersheriff.org.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/nov/11/missing-immokalee-boy-be-featured-people-magazine-/



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on November 14, 2009, 12:57:22 AM
Adji tonight I am thinking of you sweet boy. I wish we can figure out what happened to you and where you are. May God protect you and keep you safe until you are united with your family again.

Please dear God, please hear this prayer tonight. Please enlighten us on where this little boys is. He needs to be brought home to his mama, his papa, his little sister and his grandmother. Please God have mercy, I beg of you to answer this prayer. In your name I pray


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Kiwi on November 15, 2009, 12:39:52 AM
Seeing Adji's face on People Magazine's cover is exactly what is needed here. Coast to coast in every supermarket, home and businesses!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: ChiChi on November 25, 2009, 02:13:59 AM
OMG, I can feel the pain and anguish of this mother!  I will pray that the angels surround this little boy and guide him home to his mother's arms!!  ::MonkeyWaa::

Boo Monkey,

I had to say that I was just stopping by this forum, I haven't been here before.  I heard about this case on NG, very sad.

PS I love the movie... we call my daughter boo, but is yours for boo radley?  That movie was magical and scary when I discovered it about 20 years ago.  Good flick!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on November 27, 2009, 07:44:07 AM
Prayers for Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on November 27, 2009, 10:43:36 PM
 ::DancingSantaMonkey1:: this is for Adji
He is a child with Wishes and Dreams

Santa is coming 

I think of you Adji ever day and I pray that you find your way home. 

For Adji sung in Creole forever He is in " the Light" that he be found safe and from harm.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ijG9Z1j583M&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: mizjay on December 03, 2009, 12:48:01 AM
::DancingSantaMonkey1:: this is for Adji
He is a child with Wishes and Dreams

Santa is coming 

I think of you Adji ever day and I pray that you find your way home. 

For Adji sung in Creole forever He is in " the Light" that he be found safe and from harm.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ijG9Z1j583M&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0

Very nice DEENIE, I too join with the rest in sending out positive thoughts and prayers into the universe for Adji   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on December 09, 2009, 10:03:05 AM
Prayers for Adji  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on December 10, 2009, 04:48:17 PM
Nothing? What could have happened to this child? I still say it was weird timing a child went missing when the labor disputes were happening at that time with the residents . The media was set to do a story about this village and then changed the focus to Adji's disappearance. Also what has always concerned me is the area around the village was described as being close to gators and also wild boar. I have read that alligators will leave traces if they attack something or someone but wild boar will not. That is a horrible thought isn't it? I don't know about everyone else but my mind goes from imagining such horrible fates this little boy could have met to hoping beyond hope he is being cared for by some nice people.

Dear God I pray for you to please enlighten us on where this child is.....


Edit to fix typo.  MB


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on December 10, 2009, 04:49:36 PM
Disrobed should read, described. Sorry my spell check went bonkers.


Fixed typo.  MB


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on December 11, 2009, 06:08:57 PM
The following pic was sent to me by an 'Anonymous Friend'.  This is a flyer that was received at her home. It is on the back of a red plum coupon booklet that came in a sunday newspaper.  It was last sundays paper.

There was also one with HaLeigh Cummings a few months back.

'Friend' thought it would be nice to share with everyone to let you all know that Adji is being remembered and  continue to work the case ... by distributing the following:

(Sorry if it is too large, but in order to read the print, had to make it this way)

(http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh340/JustMe_029/Adjiflyer.jpg)




Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on December 11, 2009, 07:15:13 PM
Thank you for bringing that, Grama.  And it's really great companies are doing this.  Anything that helps get the faces and names of the missing out there is good imo.   


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on December 16, 2009, 07:57:16 AM
Thanks Grama.

I'll never ever understand how children can just disappear.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on December 16, 2009, 05:11:47 PM
I SAW THAT! It was in some coupons from the newspaper here!

This is for Adji ... looks like he won't be home for Christmas

(http://samuelatgilgal.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/christmas-tree.jpg)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on December 16, 2009, 05:19:11 PM
 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on December 19, 2009, 08:44:59 PM
Simon & Jan Barrett host the regular Sunday Blog Talk Radio Show 3PM CST 4PM EST.

THIS SUNDAY.. DEC 20th they will be talking about Adji. Please tune in.

www.bloggernews.net an click on the link on the right.

Simon Barrett said,in December 19th, 2009 at 8:32 pm We have been running this program for many months, yes we focus on Haleigh, but we also discuss other cases. In fact on Sunday we will be talking about Adji Desir.  
As opposed to some, we do try to cover the stories that others do not.




Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on December 19, 2009, 10:07:19 PM
Simon & Jan Barrett host the regular Sunday Blog Talk Radio Show 3PM CST 4PM EST.

THIS SUNDAY.. DEC 20th they will be talking about Adji. Please tune in.

www.bloggernews.net an click on the link on the right.

Simon Barrett said,in December 19th, 2009 at 8:32 pm We have been running this program for many months, yes we focus on Haleigh, but we also discuss other cases. In fact on Sunday we will be talking about Adji Desir.  
As opposed to some, we do try to cover the stories that others do not.




Thanks for letting us know there will be some coverage on Adji,  GramaMonkey. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on December 19, 2009, 11:42:18 PM
Simon & Jan Barrett host the regular Sunday Blog Talk Radio Show 3PM CST 4PM EST.

THIS SUNDAY.. DEC 20th they will be talking about Adji. Please tune in.

www.bloggernews.net an click on the link on the right.

Simon Barrett said,in December 19th, 2009 at 8:32 pm We have been running this program for many months, yes we focus on Haleigh, but we also discuss other cases. In fact on Sunday we will be talking about Adji Desir.  
As opposed to some, we do try to cover the stories that others do not.




Thanks for letting us know there will be some coverage on Adji,  GramaMonkey. 

Your Welcome!  Thanks Nut for posting that beautiful tree.  I had to scroll back 3 times to have another look.  I just love the colors.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: GramaMonkey on December 19, 2009, 11:48:51 PM
Thank you for bringing that, Grama.  And it's really great companies are doing this.  Anything that helps get the faces and names of the missing out there is good imo.   

Yes it is.  In Canada I receive a montly statement and on the reverse of the envelope there are always missing children's pictures and important info about them.

I always look and read, but WOW how can one remember all of the faces. 

For example the most recent one is of a child missing since 1996 (4yrs old) and they have a photo-age enhanced pic to 10yrs (2002).  This is from Child Find www.childfind.ca


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Jerseygirl345 on December 20, 2009, 11:53:37 PM
Prayers for Adji... ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: NCSunny on December 25, 2009, 09:06:35 AM
Merry Christmas Adji, hope you are happy and safe and can be found soon.

You are not forgotten. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on December 28, 2009, 10:12:19 AM
Remembering The Children That Are Still Missing
Posted on December 27th, 2009
by Jan Barrett in All News, Op-ed, Society and Culture, crime
Read 680 times.
http://www.bloggernews.net/123377


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 04, 2010, 03:09:40 PM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/dec/30/2009s-damas-adji-desir-Orion-cubs-red-sox-stilwell/

2009's top stories: Murder, economic mayhem and a missing child

    * By Naples Daily News staff report
    * Posted December 30, 2009 at 7:57 p.m.

3. Adji Desir disappears in Immokalee

Immokalee resident Adji Desir was last seen playing outside of his grandmother’s house in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee on Jan. 10, while his mother was at work.

A week-long intensive search by roughly 300 law enforcement officials — 100 of which were Collier County deputies — with ATV’s, bloodhounds and boats did not find the developmentally-challenged boy.

Collier County Sheriff’s deputies continue to follow-up on any tips as to the whereabouts of Adji, who is now 7.

After initially receiving between 400 and 500 tips soon after Adji’s disappearance, the number of leads coming in fell to just a trickle in October.

Adji’s disappearance garnered national attention and was featured on America’s Most Wanted in January, February and most recently on Dec. 5.
He was also one of six missing children appearing on the cover of People magazine’s “Vanished Without a Trace: Heartbreak & Hope,” issue in November, which featured the stories of young people who disappeared in 2009.

Officials are working to keep Adji in people’s thoughts.

- Elysa Batista


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: BooMonkey on January 09, 2010, 06:43:38 PM
I pray for Adji, I pray for his family and his safe return.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: tupelohoney on January 10, 2010, 09:27:50 AM
My prayers go out to Adji and his family. It's been a year with no answers but we continue to keep the faith that Adji will come home soon. You will never be forgotten Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on January 10, 2010, 11:34:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0aQLRb00uw

Rev Grund tweeted that today. It made me cry. Been a year ago today and still no Adji, he has almost vanished from the public eye as well when it comes to his information. We keep his name here though.

God Bless Adji.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 10, 2010, 07:41:32 PM
http://www.abc-7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11792579
One year later - Adji Desir still missing
Posted: Jan 08, 2010 4:21 PM CST Updated: Jan 08, 2010 5:20 PM CST
IMMOKALEE: In the 12 months that have passed since Adji vanished from Immokalee's Farmworker's Village, hundreds of tips have come in and the case has gotten national attention. But investigators remain baffled about the little boy's disappearance.

His picture still hangs on the wall of his home and Adji's mother, Maria Neida, says there is not a day that goes by in which she doesn't think he'll come home.

"I miss him so much," said Neida. "I still cry, cry, cry  every day - every day."

"It's very hard because every day she still think about it," said his stepfather Antale Elant.

The investigation that began at Farmworker's Village a year ago this weekend has taken investigators in every direction. But despite hundreds of leads, they say they still haven't been able to rule out anything.

"Unfortunately, I don't think any of them really have wowed us like 'this might be something that will lead us in a direction to bring Adji home," said Sergeant Ken Baker of the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives still aren't sure if someone abducted the little boy, but his mother believes differently.

"Somebody took Adji," she said. "I don't know why."

Elant said he thinks that someone in the village saw something the night Adji disappeared and are too distrustful of police to come forward.

"If they want to help, they stand up, to talk to the police, give the police the information," he said.

And despite a year's worth of information run dry, investigators aren't giving up on finding the little boy.

"There's always hope," said Sergeant Becker.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Adji Desir, you're asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

By Marisa Brahney
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Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 10, 2010, 07:44:50 PM
http://www.bloggernews.net/123500
Adji Desir - Where Are You? - It’s Been a Year Now
Posted on January 9th, 2010
by Jan Barrett in Society and Culture, crime
Read 318 times.


As a mother and grandmother myself I find this really hard to write but for the sake of a missing child I am doing it. Little Adji Desir started his day out on January 10, 2009 just like any other Saturday. He was at his grandmother’s home, and he was able to play outside with his friends. The one thing I know he didn’t expect, nor did his family was that he would disappear and no one in his family would see or hear from him again, at least not for a year so far. Tomorrow, January 10, 2010 will make a year that little Adji has been gone. No word, no sign and no news whatsoever about this little now 7 year old boy.

Now Adji’s mother, Marie Neida and his step-father Antal Elant sit by patiently waiting on any word from the police department telling them they have found Adji. They proudly have his smiling face in a picture hanging in there home in Immokalee Fla. as they grieve for this child.

About 300 officers searched the area with ATV’s, bloodhounds and boats only to come up with nothing, not even a trace of the child. Adji’s mother was pregnant when he disappeared so the stress on her has been rough. She did deliver a baby girl that she named Adjiani in honor of her missing brother.

The neighborhood where Adji went missing at in Farm Worker’s Village have mostly all become more aware of the dangers it is to leave their children out alone now.

Oralia Mendez says she doesn’t let her 7 year old play outside anymore saying it is different now. She says she is afraid he could be snatched too

Roberta Pena says over the past year the parents in their community have stepped up their vigilance. “Parents are more cautious,” said Pena as she had just returned from walking her 8 yr old son and 11 yr old daughter to school. “It’s scary because a car could stop, take a child and be gone before you realized which car took your kid,” Pena said.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ken Becker said his agency and FBI agents continue to follow-up on any tips they receive as to the boy’s whereabouts. Once Adji was featured on America’s Most Wanted in January, February and again on December 5 and then in People’s magazine’s “Vanished Without a Trace: Heartbreak & Hope” in November, and also with the help of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as they sent Adji’s picture out on direct mailing advertising fliers, officials received 40 to 50 more tips but unfortunately none led them any closer to finding Adji.

Becker still believes that one day a tip will come in that will lead them to Adji. “We need people to come forward and let those facts be known,” said Becker. “I have to believe someone in the community knows something.”

All children are special but little Adji seems to have touched my heart. He is described as 3 ft tall and he weighed about 45 lbs when he disappeared. He has black hair and brown eyes. Adji is also developmentally disabled and only functions at the level of a 2 year old. He can only speak about 5 words in English. He understands Creole but he can’t speak it. He does know his name though when it is called out.

I don’t want this missing child case to go cold. I want to see him found. By keeping his name out here as well as the others we have been reporting on that are still missing which are Haleigh Cummings, Hassani Campbell, Masaraha Ross (who remains missing with her Mom) and Marc Anthony Bookal we are hoping it will help find them so they can be returned safely home. Please continue your prayers for them and their family’s. Let’s not forget the ones that have been murdered also. We need to pray for their family’s as well.

I plan to light a candle and burn it tomorrow in memory of little Adji. He shouldn’t be forgotten.

God Bless you all for caring!      :)

Jan Barrett



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 10, 2010, 07:46:40 PM
(http://www.missingkids.com/photographs/NCMC1113684c1.jpg)    ::MonkeyAngel::  Prayers For Adji


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on January 10, 2010, 09:32:13 PM
 ::MonkeyAngel::  Prayers for Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on January 11, 2010, 08:15:03 AM
Hope and prayers for Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 12, 2010, 06:39:26 PM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/jan/09/sheriff-rambosk-damas-mass-slaying-adji-campaign-d/
Sheriff Rambosk: Damas mass slaying, Adji, campaign dispute mark first year PHOTOS/POLL

    * By RYAN MILLS
    * Posted January 9, 2010 at 5:15 p.m.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 12, 2010, 06:43:29 PM
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 252-9300, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-780- TIPS (8477).


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Lovinlife on January 13, 2010, 07:20:39 PM
Thinking of Adji & his family tonight.  I hope that they are not dealing with another dose of tragedy with all that has happened down in Haiti.  Sending them strenght to carry on and bring Adji home. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on February 17, 2010, 03:20:09 AM
I pray that Adji will be found. I as well pray that he was not kidnapped and sent to Haiti in the early days of him being missing.  With his connections of family in Haiti.

When I saw on CNN within 30 mins after the earthquake struck Haiti "Adji" was the first thought that came to my mind. Why ? I don't know.

I think of you all the time Adji.
 :smt049


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on February 25, 2010, 02:44:49 PM
I pray that Adji will be found. I as well pray that he was not kidnapped and sent to Haiti in the early days of him being missing.  With his connections of family in Haiti.

When I saw on CNN within 30 mins after the earthquake struck Haiti "Adji" was the first thought that came to my mind. Why ? I don't know.

I think of you all the time Adji.
 :smt049

I too think and pray for him.  Maybe a little strange, but it's his grandmother's picture which haunts me evey day.  Sorry I don't know how to put it here.  Just like the video of Sandra Cantu skipping down the street -- to her death.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 25, 2010, 05:19:41 PM
Posting this for Sister........  ::MonkeyAngel::
(http://www.nppa.org/competitions/monthly_news_clip_contest/thumbnails/29853_GNN_100086_143737_9543.jpg)
Jesula Thebaud, 55, the grandmother of Adji Desir, cries during a press conference in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee, Fla. Desir, 6, was reported missing the night of Saturday, January 10, 2009. He was last seen around 5:15 p.m. outside of his Thebaud's home after he went outside to play while in her care.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on February 25, 2010, 06:29:51 PM
Posting this for Sister........  ::MonkeyAngel::
(http://www.nppa.org/competitions/monthly_news_clip_contest/thumbnails/29853_GNN_100086_143737_9543.jpg)
Jesula Thebaud, 55, the grandmother of Adji Desir, cries during a press conference in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee, Fla. Desir, 6, was reported missing the night of Saturday, January 10, 2009. He was last seen around 5:15 p.m. outside of his Thebaud's home after he went outside to play while in her care.

Trimm, thank you -- her face says it all and asks it all.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: can on March 16, 2010, 07:30:55 AM
Yes Sister, Grandma's face says it all.

I fear that Adji will never be found. 

Prayers for Adji.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sassycat on March 29, 2010, 05:48:04 PM
Thoughts and prayers for Adji today.   Please Lord, let this little guy be found.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: piwannaberookie on April 10, 2010, 05:53:10 PM
Dolce Rob and others good work and lets keep Adji in our prayers! A couple of things jumped out at me.
1) What time did grandma let Adji out to play 5:15? and his dad came home 15 minutes later and they started looking until 7:30 when LE was called? Yet he WAS noticed by neighborhood kids who did not notice anyone. Dolce I think your dad is right the chameleon blended in.
2) How many of those sex offenders speake Creole? I am thinking he may have gone silently with someone who spoke his language if they told him grandma sent me to get you or some such. I think the offender speaks Creole too otherwise kids would have heard him cry. What about American Sign Language? Does he know that? Even basic motioning signs someone could have observed him using?

This offender choose this boy because of his weakness I guess thats why they call them predators ughh. This is so sad. I live in a small town where children are left out to play all the time. The saying" it takes a village to raise a child " is true. If I saw something a child was doing wrong I would confront him and his parents, this sounds like the same type of community everyone watches out for everyone. I pray he is found alive some where, thank you for keeping us updated.


there is a website called www.rehabworks.com, it is has job programs for people with disabilities and other things, that is in Florida. One thing that stuck in my mind was that they have a program for migrant and seasonal workers. I was trying to find a sex rehab program in Florida, but all they had were some behavioral rehab clinics, please don't take this post literally, as I have only read a couple pages of this forum for Adji. Maybe the person who took Adji is in Florida division of vocational rehabilitation program. im just posting this just in case.  Link to Florida Division of of Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.rehabworks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=SubMain.Programs

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Program
The purpose of this program is to fund projects that demonstrate and provide
vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities who are migrant or seasonal
farm workers, and to the family members who are residing with such individuals, including
maintenance and transportation of such individuals and members of their families.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: piwannaberookie on April 10, 2010, 11:42:25 PM
sorry I meant rehabworks.org not .com.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Searching on April 11, 2010, 01:29:46 AM
Just dropping by to see if any news. I have not and will not forget about Adji.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on April 26, 2010, 05:24:00 PM
Just dropping by to see if any news. I have not and will not forget about Adji.
Searching, neither will I.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on April 26, 2010, 10:18:08 PM
Just dropping by to see if any news. I have not and will not forget about Adji.
Searching, neither will I.


Same here.  I check for any news or new developments.  Prayers for Adji and his family.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Maven on May 01, 2010, 03:24:17 AM
I keep checking and there is still no news!! Prayers for Adji and his family, you are not forgotten!  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on May 01, 2010, 09:04:45 PM
I keep checking and there is still no news!! Prayers for Adji and his family, you are not forgotten!  ::MonkeyAngel::

It's just heartbreaking, Maven.  Like you, I continue to pray for Adji and his family.  Adji, you're not forgotten.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on May 05, 2010, 12:21:35 PM
Just dropping by to see if any news. I have not and will not forget about Adji.
Searching, neither will I.


Same here.  I check for any news or new developments.  Prayers for Adji and his family.  ::MonkeyAngel::

Every day . . . prayers and thoughts.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on May 07, 2010, 01:13:03 AM
Just dropping by to see if any news. I have not and will not forget about Adji.
Searching, neither will I.

Me too .. I think of Adji all the time. He is "alive " in my heart.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on May 14, 2010, 11:42:17 AM
Sweet little Adji.

We have not forgotten you Adji. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on May 14, 2010, 12:14:53 PM
Sweet little Adji.

We have not forgotten you Adji. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on May 16, 2010, 10:14:55 AM
I was searching for news about Adji, and came across this article:

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/may/12/editorial-water-safety-training-children-could-pre/
Editorial: Water safety ... training children could prevent another tragedy
May 12, 2010

Friends and neighbors of the Immokalee family that experienced the tragedy of a toddler drowning in a retention pond Saturday say they will erect a safety fence — even if they have to pay for it themselves.

Adult supervision plays a role in these traumatic incidents as well.

Time and time again we have seen, in the wake of a child drowning in a swimming pool or lake, that two or more adults thought the other was watching the little one who strayed into harm’s way.

That is what happened in Immokalee over the weekend.


It is also, ironically enough, what happened in Immokalee on a Saturday evening in January 2009 when little Adji Desir disappeared. He was last seen playing in his grandmother’s backyard.

Children and water, especially with the free time and heat of summer around the corner, spell out the appeal of learn-to-swim and other water-safety programs available from community-minded YMCAs, fire departments and other agencies.

Yes, even for infants and toddlers.

The sooner that little children develop an understanding and respect for the water, the better. It is a big part of our world around here, and a lot of that world is unfenced.

If our community can avoid even one more water tragedy, it will have been well worth the effort.
********
Here is an article about the child that died from drowning in a retention pond in Immokalee:

http://www.nbc-2.com/Global/story.asp?S=12451512
Two-year-old boy found dead in Immokalee
May 9, 2010
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COLLIER COUNTY: The sheriff's office confirms a two-year-old boy has been found dead in Immokalee on Saturday.

Around 5:40 p.m. a call came in about the child who was seen floating in a retention pond behind Justice Circle in Immokalee behind Lake Trafford Elementary.

Deputies say Brandon Luna is believed to have drowned in that retention pond while the family was playing in the front yard.

Luna reportedly wandered off and eventually into the water behind the home.

Deputies are calling this incident an accident.
******************
http://setanchor.com/news/2010/may/09/immokalee-2-year-old-drown-death-brandon-luna/
VIDEO: Neighbors vow to put fence around lake after toddler drowns
May 9, 2010

IMMOKALEE — An Immokalee toddler who drowned Saturday in a retention lake just yards from his back door could have been alive today if the lake had been fenced in, a neighbor said Sunday.

Branden Luna, 2, was found in the lake at 7:07 p.m. by Collier County Sheriff’s emergency personnel, about two hours after he went missing from the family home at 3703 Justice Circle.

The family and some friends were having a cookout, said Marisol Mendosa, who spoke for the family at their home Sunday.

“They were playing in a plastic pool to cool down,” Mendosa said. “The doors of the house were open, and people were going in and out all the time. Branden’s mom was cooking and thought his dad was watching him outside, but the dad thought he was inside.”

Once the alarm was raised, the whole neighborhood (consisting of about 24 households) came out to search for the boy, Mendosa said.

“We didn’t want to believe he was in the water, but unfortunately he was,” she said.

She said the houses flanking the lake are in a low-income development and residents have been concerned about the unfenced lake.

Some near drownings have occurred in the past, Mendosa said.

A similar lake at nearby Lake Trafford Elementary School is fenced, she said, because “the county knows it is dangerous.”

Mendosa said the neighbors had conferred after Saturday’s tragedy, and had vowed to get the lake fenced.

“We’ll do it even if we have to pay for it ourselves,” Mendosa said.

Sunday morning, friends and neighbors converged on the Luna household to offer their condolences.

Direct family members also drove in overnight from the Carolinas and Virginia to be with their grieving relatives.

Investigators have said Branden’s death doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

The Luna couple also has an 8-month-old baby
**********************************



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on May 16, 2010, 10:51:49 AM
I have often thought that little Adji wandered away, rather than meeting with foul play.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 17, 2010, 06:18:57 AM
I have often thought that little Adji wandered away, rather than meeting with foul play.

I have too, Nut.  But then what happened?



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on May 23, 2010, 11:46:54 AM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/may/21/cold-case-chronicles-everglades-body-dump-miami-dr/
Cold Case Chronicles: Everglades body dump, Miami drug wars drove up Collier murder rate

    * By RYAN MILLS
    * Posted May 21, 2010 at 1:07 p.m.
NAPLES — A fisherman made the grisly discovery on a Sunday afternoon in June 1982 — a young woman’s dismembered body floating in a canal off Alligator Alley, just west of the Collier-Broward line.

Her head, arms, breasts and legs had been smoothly cut away, and the word “DRUG” had been carved into her back.

To former Collier sheriff’s Lt. Harold Young, the agency’s lead homicide detective in the late 1970s and 1980s, that was a “whodunit” — a difficult case with little to work with
The woman’s identity was never determined.

Of Collier County’s more than 175 unsolved homicides since 1965, several are “whodunits” from the ‘80s — charred bodies tossed into canals, a skeleton with a bullet hole through the skull discovered in the Everglades, the nude body of a woman buried in a shallow grave off Alligator Alley.

It was a time when the Cocaine Cowboy wars were heating up, and the illegal drug trade flourished on Florida’s east coast.

“They were smart enough to know that if they dropped their bodies in a different venue, it would make it more difficult to solve them,” Young said.
Homicide is the ultimate crime, and local law enforcement officials say treat them all as equally important, whether it be an innocent child or a hardened criminal killed during a drug deal.

“You’re taking away everything that a person has and everything they’ll ever have,” said Capt. Chris Roberts, who heads up the Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes Division.
According to a Scripps Howard News Service study of crime records provided by the FBI, between 1980 and 2008 there were 31,715 reported homicides in Florida, 19,057 of which were cleared — or just over 60 percent.

During that same period, Collier County had 360 reported homicides and cleared 206 — just over 57 percent; the third lowest in the state, ahead of only Miami-Dade and Duval counties (44 percent and 56 percent, respectively) and tied with Hendry and Palm Beach counties.

The median county among 67 Florida counties cleared 74 percent of its homicides in that period, according to FBI statistics.

Local officials say the homicide clearance rate isn’t a particularly significant statistic in a county with as few homicides as Collier, which also has the lowest crime rate of any county south of the Interstate 4 corridor in Central Florida. They also say comparing one county or agency to another is like comparing apples and oranges.
“Sixty-four other counties cannot be that far ahead of this county,” Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said. “I’m telling you that right now.”

The numbers

The Naples metro area kept unusual company in 1984 — specifically Los Angeles, Detroit, Houston, New York and Miami.

There were 17 reported homicides in Collier County that year — 16 were solved — which gave the community the dubious distinction of having the 10th-highest murder rate of U.S. metro areas with populations of 100,000 or more. The Naples metro area was in a statistical dead heat with L.A. and Odessa, Texas, and ahead of Detroit, which had about 14 homicides per 100,000 residents.

Miami led the nation with 23 murders per 100,000 residents in 1984.

Collier officials said that when you’re playing with small numbers — big metro areas like Miami and New York see hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of murders every year — the results can be deceiving.

Such is the case, they say, with homicide clearance rates.
Since 1980, there have been as few as four homicides a year in Collier County and as many as 22. In those years, clearance rates have swung from as low as zero to 93 percent, something that doesn’t happen in large metro areas where officials say the clearance rate is a more meaningful yard stick.

In recent years, the national clearance rate has hovered between 60 percent and 70 percent.

“We’re fortunate, we don’t have to look at 100 (cases) and go ‘Well, we did 80 out of 100. That’s pretty good,’” Roberts said.

In Collier County, a homicide is more than just a number on a chalk board, officials said.

“Our investigators know the victims and their families,” Rambosk said. “They know what they’ve cleared and what they haven’t.”

When asked if the Sheriff’s Office ever gives up on a case, Roberts said “Never.” Even cases that are decades old get pulled out occasionally to see if new technology — especially in DNA — can turn up evidence, or if an old witness is now willing to talk.

“In a lot of these ... a jilted girlfriend today was the happy girlfriend back when it occurred,” Roberts said.
Cops want to make arrests. But especially in older cases, local investigators say they work closely with the State Attorney’s Office to ensure a case is solid before they make an arrest.

“You’ve got one shot, and you miss it, and they’re not guilty, and then you’re really done,” Naples police Lt. Robb Bock said. “That’s why you don’t want to make a mistake on it.”

Rambosk said he has “serious questions” about how other agencies in Florida are reporting statistics to the FBI. Although there are reporting guidelines, Collier officials said there is “wiggle room” that leads to discrepancies.

In fact, the FBI specifically discourages using its data to rank agencies, according to a disclaimer on its website.

Collier officials say they are conservative with their reporting. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, an offense can be cleared either by arrest or by exceptional means if an agency has identified the offender; knows where the offender is; has gathered enough evidence to make an arrest, but encounters a circumstance that prohibits the agency from doing so.

Unlike some agencies, the Collier Sheriff’s Office doesn’t consider a case cleared after an arrest warrant is issued or a primary suspect identified. The agency has a dozen arrest warrants out for homicide suspects, some from other countries.

Also, in Collier, any body dug up in the Everglades is automatically classified as a homicide until proven otherwise.

Using agency statistics, sheriff’s officials say they’ve actually cleared about 67 percent of their homicides since 1990, putting them more in line with the state average. However, Rambosk said that for some reason, the Sheriff’s Office hadn’t been submitting updated clearance data to the FBI every year, which has driven the agency’s clearance rates down.

As a result of Collier’s ranking in the Scripps Howard analysis, he said Friday he is changing the Sheriff’s Office’s reporting policy.
 Geography and demographics

At about 2,025 square miles, much of it uninhabited Everglades, Collier County is one of the largest counties east of the Mississippi River. Over the years, Alligator Alley and U.S. 41 — two main arteries to the more densely populated east coast — have proven to be popular dumping spots for dead bodies.
Collier’s vastness also presents challenges in trying to pursue missing persons cases that aren’t officially classified as homicides, including the high-profile cases of Wendy Hudakoc, Adji Desir, Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos, who have all disappeared during the past 12 years.


Because of those cases, Collier officials acknowledge that they, like other communities, probably have more unsolved homicides than statistics show. Those cases aren’t treated differently than a known homicide, other than the fact one thing is missing — evidence they were killed, Roberts said.

A mix of both rural and urban areas, Collier is home to both the very rich and the very poor; older retirees more likely to be involved in a health-related murder-suicide, and blue-collar workers more likely to be involved in a deadly
bar brawl.

Collier’s population has increased from about 70,000 in 1980 to about 300,000 today, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Total crime peaked in the mid-1990s, and has since fallen to levels similar to when the county’s population was only about a third of what it is today.

Rambosk said the community is becoming safer.

“When we’re looking at general public safety, gang shootings and random killings, we don’t have that in Collier County,” he said.

Homicides are less frequent in more affluent neighborhoods. The city of Naples has only four unsolved homicides since 1980, the most recent being 85-year-old Charles Huber, who police believe was struck in the head and robbed when he stepped out of his Central Avenue apartment in March 2008.

“Generally, you’re not going to have a random murder,” Naples Detective Matt Fletcher said of the city’s more affluent residents. “That’s going to be a crime of passion or someone who definitely knows the other person.”
Collier’s large transient population also makes solving some homicides difficult, as suspects and witnesses tend to have few ties to the community, and are constantly on the go crossing county, state and national borders.

“Not every culture places the value on life that we do,” Roberts said.

Feet on the street

Like the rest of his colleagues, Collier Detective Andy Henchesmoore keeps an extra set of clothes in his car and in his office.
As one of six detectives in the Collier sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit, Henchesmoore never knows when he will have a case that needs nonstop attention, requiring him to shower at work, and hopefully catch an hour of sleep here and there.

“There are times when we won’t see our family for days,” he said.

Established in 2005, the Major Crimes Unit investigates all deaths, police shootings, and in any extra time, “cold cases.”

Holidays get cut short. Vacations are hard to come by. A trip to Disney World requires two cars in case dad needs to leave early.

It’s a full-time commitment, and each of the six detectives, along with Lt. Mike Fox and Sgt. Jason Wrobleski, is available for the team 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Among them they have 189 years of law enforcement experience.

“Anyone who gets in this line of work, it’s not for the great money, it’s for the service,”
Henchesmoore said.

The Naples police department doesn’t have a homicide unit, per se, but does have detectives who have worked homicides, Bock said.

As professionals, they all try not to get emotionally invested — emotions don’t make good decisions — but they do get personally invested in their cases.

When their investigations don’t lead to a quick arrest, the detectives realize that the victim’s loved ones are going to be upset — very upset. But those unsolved cases bother the detectives, too.

“You never completely forget about an unsolved case,” Collier Detective David Hurm said. “It’s always in the back of your head.”


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sassycat on June 05, 2010, 08:04:09 PM
We remember you Adji.   Prayers that you are found soon.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on June 05, 2010, 08:22:47 PM
I have often thought that little Adji wandered away, rather than meeting with foul play.

I have too, Nut.  But then what happened?


He wandered into a swamp / woods...?? Probably died of dehydration, drowning and/or alligator...I just don't think he was taken. I can't explain why I feel that way...I just don't. This country is literally littered with dead bodies that have never been found and probably never will be. It is horrible, but true. Poor little boy :( I am sad for his family.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on June 13, 2010, 09:12:12 PM
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Missing Children Information Clearinghouse Search
http://216.25.88.210/news/missing/missing.asp


Missing


http://216.25.88.210/news/missing/detail.asp?key=146
Missing Person - Adji Desir (Missing Endangered Person)
Missing Since: 1/10/2009    Case # 09-942    
Last Seen: Immokalee, Florida
Race: B    Sex: M    Age at disappearance: 6yr2mo
Hair: Black    Eyes: Bro    HGT: 300    WGT: 45
Last Address: 814 Grace Court, Immokalee, Florida 34142
Scars, Marks & Tattoos: None
Occupation: NA
Details:

Adji was last seen wearing a blue and yellow t-shirt, blue and yellow shorts and black and grey sneakers. He was last seen in Farmworkers Village.
 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on June 28, 2010, 10:49:58 AM
I have often thought that little Adji wandered away, rather than meeting with foul play.

I have too, Nut.  But then what happened?


He wandered into a swamp / woods...?? Probably died of dehydration, drowning and/or alligator...I just don't think he was taken. I can't explain why I feel that way...I just don't. This country is literally littered with dead bodies that have never been found and probably never will be. It is horrible, but true. Poor little boy :( I am sad for his family.

I agree -- another one etched in my soul -- the picture of his grandmother hangs in my study.  It helps me remember what it's all about -- the children.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 08, 2010, 09:57:54 AM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/jul/08/video-jackson-lab-sheriff-adji-desir/
VIDEO: Immokalee's Thomas talks Jackson Lab; the sheriff; Adji Desir
Posted
Jackson Lab, a brewery and a vegetable processing plan spell good news for Immokalee, says civic leader Fred Thomas.

He is this week’s guest on "One on One with Jeff Lytle.

He also says Sheriff Kevin Rambosk has it right with immigration policing, and Adji Desir’s disappearance a year ago would have been handled better if the child were white.

This is an edited transcript of the first half; video highlights as well as partial video/texts of past interviews are available at naplesnews.com/oneonone.

* * *
The entire 30-minute program airs Sunday at noon on Comcast CN14. Lytle is editorial page/Perspective editor of the Daily News.


<snipped>
Lytle: One more question: Adji Desir. Does the community have hope that they’ll ever find that child alive? Do you have a sense?

Thomas: I don’t know what happened to that young boy. I was a little upset with the way we handled it on the front end because the boy was slightly autistic, and he couldn’t have done what they thought he had done when they were looking for him — climbing over fences and what-not. Somebody had to take him somewhere.

They should have done the spread much larger, much quicker, to try to find out where that boy was.

* * *

Lytle: He’s been gone now for over a year.

Thomas: Over a year. But then again, in this country we don’t treat everybody the same when it comes to that.

* * *

Lytle: Fred, what are you saying?

Thomas: Two boys disappeared within the last two months in this country. One little freckle-face kid with glasses and another little brown skin boy. You hear about the freckle-face kid with the glasses regularly. You heard about the brown-skinned boy once when it first came out.

I’m telling you we have still this kind of a problem in this country that we all need to work out. Because this country is great because of all of the best of every other country we have been able to bring to this country. And we need to respect that.

* * *

Lytle: Are you talking about racial prejudice and for that reason Adji’s case didn’t get as much attention as perhaps a white boy’s case would have been?

Thomas: Exactly.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: BooMonkey on July 19, 2010, 09:31:13 AM
Hey little Adji, just thinking about you. I hope you are warm, fed and safe. We may never know, but I pray God's arms are tightly wrapped around you.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Sister on July 19, 2010, 10:58:46 AM
Hey little Adji, just thinking about you. I hope you are warm, fed and safe. We may never know, but I pray God's arms are tightly wrapped around you.  ::MonkeyAngel::

BooMonkey, I believe this -- he no longer has any trouble communicating or any other limitations.  His family remain in my prayers.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Deenie on July 29, 2010, 12:55:47 PM
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/169/b30e97c6f8081c7838caae6.gif) (http://glowtxt.com/)


(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k14/boxah104/adjisonofsun-2-2.gif)

http://www.youtube.com/v/sXLQDZgMmUI&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1

A story that I have read to my daughter, 100 times, that she never was tired of, and I was inches from her. This is for Adji, sweet little son ~ the same story, I have read 100 times, yet a kind voice, that he would recognize as home, I know his Mother misses him so, and he misses her too   :smt049




* I have listened to this man read this story many many times .. I love his voice, it is so kind, I am not Adji's mother, yet he, Adji is everyone's son.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: pdh3 on July 30, 2010, 07:08:08 AM
Hey little Adji, just thinking about you. I hope you are warm, fed and safe. We may never know, but I pray God's arms are tightly wrapped around you.  ::MonkeyAngel::



Beautiful post Boo. I also have this hope for Adji.

I think of his sweet little face all time, and I pray for him and his family. His grandmother's tears haunt me.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Tracygirl on August 05, 2010, 04:17:26 PM
Thinking of you sweet boy. I  hope one day very soon you can return home.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: MuffyBee on August 05, 2010, 05:54:20 PM
Please say a prayer and light a candle for Adji, that he will be found.
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=adji


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Deenie on August 22, 2010, 01:19:41 AM
Muffy ~ you made a posting of a poster of Adji   ::MonkeyAngel::
that poster is from my personal locked photobucket  - Why can I not reply to your post ?
A pic of Adji that I made yet again - no so long ago.
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k14/boxah104/adjisonofsun-2-2.gif)

For Adji
Mamma Nina ~ Simone
http://www.youtube.com/v/H2XCgcxsvTg?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0

Everyday I think of you and wonder where you are.. I am not giving up on you Adji Desir  :smt049


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on August 22, 2010, 09:22:33 PM
Deenie-  I started a new thread "Adji Desir #2   http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=8407.msg1214329#msg1214329   yesterday, August 21, 2010 and used the same poster for the opening post for it by quoting and copying and pasting from when I had previously used the poster as an opening post on July 4, 2009 (header) in "Adji Desir -Photos, Video and Maps"  http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=5581.msg864000#msg864000 .   I didn't even remember who made the image it's been so long.     To use the image again, all I had to do was to use the QUOTE function on a previous post with it and copy and paste over to the next post.  No need to get into anyone's photo bucket to do this.  It's been so long now, but I remember when some of the work making posters and etc. was being done.  I just needed something nice to start the next thread for Adji and used what was here before.  If you are trying to quote after me from when I just made an opening thread using the poster, it's because it's a locked thread at this time.  Admin/mods make them up ahead of time.  If you prefer, I change the poster to something else.  CBB and Brandi have made images that can be used for these type things, and I've asked them to use an image/artwork and they've generously agreed or they've made things and offered to let moderators/admin use them for the opening post of a new thread.  I hope this explains it all.  MuffyBee


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on August 29, 2010, 08:08:25 PM
I found this interesting article about Del and Nancy Ackerman while I was searching for news of Adji.  The Ackerman's have been challenged in life, overcome adversity and still have given to worthy causes, such as their donation to help find Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::

http://www.presspublications.com/from-the-press/4993-couple-overcame-adversity-to-build-a-life-at-store-that-never-closes
Couple overcame adversity to build a life at store that never closes
August 5, 2010

(http://www.presspublications.com/images/stories/pic-delandnancy-ackerman-20.jpg)
Del and Nancy Ackerman

(snip)
and always giving back to the people of Naples. Like the $3,000 they put up to help find missing local boy, Adji Desir. Another tribute to turning adversity into triumph is the inspirational book with a spiritual slant they are writing, with a commitment to give a portion of the proceeds to charity.
(snip)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on August 30, 2010, 12:05:02 AM
I found this interesting article about Del and Nancy Ackerman while I was searching for news of Adji.  The Ackerman's have been challenged in life, overcome adversity and still have given to worthy causes, such as their donation to help find Adji.   ::MonkeyAngel::

http://www.presspublications.com/from-the-press/4993-couple-overcame-adversity-to-build-a-life-at-store-that-never-closes
Couple overcame adversity to build a life at store that never closes
August 5, 2010

(http://www.presspublications.com/images/stories/pic-delandnancy-ackerman-20.jpg)
Del and Nancy Ackerman

(snip)
and always giving back to the people of Naples. Like the $3,000 they put up to help find missing local boy, Adji Desir. Another tribute to turning adversity into triumph is the inspirational book with a spiritual slant they are writing, with a commitment to give a portion of the proceeds to charity.
(snip)


It is good to read that there are some good hearted people in this world!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Deenie on September 18, 2010, 06:36:42 AM
Muffy

I am at a loss for words.  You know Adji has been my Heart from day one. He is always in my thoughts and prayers. 

Your last post of the elderly couple mentioned " The Ackermans"  ... I am literally lost for words. I am so emotionally touched beyond .. whoo tears streaming  ..

Northern would so appreciate this.  My House that I own, born in 1924. I purchased it from a 93 yr old woman.  Beautiful Amazing Woman.  Who was married, had 5 children and raised them in this house that I now own.  Her and her Husband. Mr. And Mrs Ackerman.

O lord give me the power to keep this house - again Northern knows.
http://www.youtube.com/v/NeMzeT8U0FI?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0

My little Adji your part of my House too - that lives within me.  Your always forever in my thoughts and prayers.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Deenie on September 18, 2010, 06:53:13 AM
A Vid of One who Represents Adji (( that is dear to my Heart)) .. Her's is known here too

A brilliant Young Woman who is going to Move Mountains One Day  ::bee:: ::MonkeyHeart::
Because she has a destination - and once she get's there - Look Out World


http://www.youtube.com/v/yzeRxQplcio?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0

xoxoxo Tinabee
K


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Deenie on September 22, 2010, 06:59:34 PM
For Adji and all who are not found, Not Forgotten

http://www.youtube.com/v/4ZfjD_wzN1E?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on September 22, 2010, 09:42:17 PM
Thank you Deenie.  Prayers for Adji and all the missing children.  ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: can on November 03, 2010, 06:22:13 PM
Adji you are not forgotten.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on November 04, 2010, 01:19:18 PM
Adji you are not forgotten.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Never, ever forgotten Can.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09
Post by: Nut44x4 on November 05, 2010, 03:45:37 PM
Posting this for Sister........  ::MonkeyAngel::
(http://www.nppa.org/competitions/monthly_news_clip_contest/thumbnails/29853_GNN_100086_143737_9543.jpg)
Jesula Thebaud, 55, the grandmother of Adji Desir, cries during a press conference in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee, Fla. Desir, 6, was reported missing the night of Saturday, January 10, 2009. He was last seen around 5:15 p.m. outside of his Thebaud's home after he went outside to play while in her care.

Impossible to forget......
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k14/boxah104/adjisonofsun-2-2.gif)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on November 10, 2010, 06:27:38 PM
Nut, thank you for reposting the pictures.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: can on November 14, 2010, 07:35:29 AM
Adji you are not forgotten.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Never, ever forgotten Can.

That's right Sister. 
God bless Adji  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: trimmonthelake on December 16, 2010, 08:32:30 AM

http://www.bloggernews.net/125733
Families of Missing Children and The Holidays
Posted on December 15th, 2010
by Jan Barrett in Op-ed
Read 192 times.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on December 17, 2010, 06:15:43 PM

http://www.bloggernews.net/125733
Families of Missing Children and The Holidays
Posted on December 15th, 2010
by Jan Barrett in Op-ed
Read 192 times.

Thank you Trimm
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/WEATHER/furby-halo2-1.gif)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Tracygirl on December 25, 2010, 08:54:49 PM
God Bless you Adji and Merry Christmas sweet little boy. May God protect you and Angels guide us to you.

Many prayers to Adji's family today and always.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on December 25, 2010, 11:01:09 PM
God Bless you Adji and Merry Christmas sweet little boy. May God protect you and Angels guide us to you.

Many prayers to Adji's family today and always.
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/Brandi-Monkey/WEATHER/furby-halo2-1.gif)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 07, 2011, 10:35:43 AM
http://www.bloggernews.net/125825
Posted on January 4th, 2011
by Jan Barrett in All News, Society and Culture, crime
Read 864 times.
<snipped>
In six days little Adji Desir will have been gone for two years. He was out playing in his grandmother’s yard in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee, Florida when suddenly he was no where to be found. He disappeared without a trace. There have been many tips called in but none that lead the authorities to finding this little boy. January 10, 2011 marks the anniversary of his disappearance and still nothing. Where can Adji be?

Please keep Adji in your prayers along with Haleigh and Jonathan and Zahra and all the other innocent children that are being abused, and murdered by others. Someone has to stand up and help these children. God bless them all.

Jan Barrett


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on January 07, 2011, 10:41:55 AM
 ::MonkeyAngel::  Adji   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 07, 2011, 10:43:17 AM
http://ccsoblog.blogspot.com/
Friday, January 7, 2011
CCSO Partners With Family, Community In Adji Search

Two years ago on Monday, a search began for 6-year-old Adji Desir after he went missing while playing outside of his grandmother’s house in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has never stopped searching for Adji.

CCSO and Adji’s family still hold out hope they will find out what happened.

As the anniversary of Adji’s disappearance draws near, detectives, along with agents from the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement, will be going door to door in Farm Worker Village and handing out fliers. They’ll also deliver the fliers to businesses in Immokalee.
The fliers feature Adji’s picture and urge anyone who may have information about his disappearance to be a part of the Triangle of Trust, a partnership between law enforcement, the community and Adji’s family.

The fliers are just another way CCSO is trying to get the word out to the Immokalee community that their assistance in the ongoing investigation might help bring Adji home.

“We’ve received a lot of leads from outside of Collier County and outside of Florida, but very few from within Collier County,” said Sgt. Ken Becker of CCSO’s Major Crimes Bureau who is overseeing the investigation into Adji’s disappearance. “We’re hoping that someone with information but who may be hesitant will come forward knowing there is this trust.”

Click here to view the flier.  http://www.colliersheriff.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=33988

Adji, who would have turned 8 in October, was last seen playing outside his grandmother’s house in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee on Jan. 10, 2009, while his mother was at work. There has been no sign of him since.

More than 1,300 people from law enforcement and other agencies around Florida _ including 700 CCSO deputies _ joined in an intensive weeklong search for the boy, who is developmentally disabled. Searchers combed the Immokalee area on horseback and all-terrain vehicles, in helicopters, with K-9, as well as in patrol cars and on foot.

CCSO investigators fielded hundreds of tips in the weeks after Adji’s disappearance, but the number of tips dwindled by fall 2009.
National exposure of the case helped to generate dozens of new leads after Adji was featured on the cover of the November 2009 issue of People magazine, which profiled the cases of six children who went missing that year.

Adji’s photo and information were featured on national direct mail advertising fliers distributed to 75 million homes across the United States in November/December 2009. The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC), Valassis Inc, a leading media and marketing services company, and the U.S. Postal Service distributed the fliers as part of Valassis’ Have You Seen Me?® picture program.

Adji’s disappearance has also been profiled on CNN’s “Nancy Grace” show and on “America’s Most Wanted” as well as on the AMW website.
CCSO has produced a video about the case and the agency is asking that everyone post it to their blogs, Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites and e-mail the link to it to everyone in their address book. The video's release in July 2009 coincided with the six-month anniversary of Adji's disappearance. Click here to watch the video.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tltX9-Vykco

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 252-9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780- TIPS (8477).
Email
Posted by colliersheriff.org at 10:07 AM


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on January 08, 2011, 07:24:28 PM
I think it was Nut who said some time ago, this precious child may have wandered off and elements, etc may have overcome him.
I have a picture of his grandmother and Sandra Cantu on my bulletin board above my computer screen and Christine Sheddy's children's photos are in my Bible.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on January 08, 2011, 07:38:12 PM
I think it was Nut who said some time ago, this precious child may have wandered off and elements, etc may have overcome him.
I have a picture of his grandmother and Sandra Cantu on my bulletin board above my computer screen and Christine Sheddy's children's photos are in my Bible.


 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on January 14, 2011, 08:03:03 PM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/jan/07/immokalee-adji-desir-missing-child-two-years-tips/
(Lots of information/videos/slide shows in article at above link.
Two years and no sign of Adji Desir, Collier deputies hope for new tip
January 7, 2011
(http://media.naplesnews.com/media/img/photos/2011/01/07/110107NS-GK-ADJITWO029_t607.jpg)
Photo by GREG KAHN //

Adji Desir's parents, Antal Elant and Marie Neida, with their daughter Adjiani Elant, 19 months, center, at their home in Immokalee Florida on Dec. 7, 2010. It's been two years since the child's disappearance. Greg Kahn/Staff

IMMOKALEE — It’s a plea Marie Neida has been making for two years.

“Please, I ask everyone … Please give me your help! Help me find Adji,” Neida said in soft voice. “I hope the police can find Adji. Please help me find my son.”

Two years after Adji Desir went missing from his grandmother’s Farm Workers Village home, investigators are no closer to finding out what happened to the autistic child.

However, Adji’s family, law enforcement officials and Immokalee residents all hold out hope that the now 8-year-old will come home soon.

On Monday, it will have been two years since Adji was last seen playing outside his grandmother’s house in Farm Workers Village in Immokalee on Jan. 10, 2009, while his mother was at work.

People from law enforcement and other agencies around Florida — including hundreds of Collier deputies — joined in an intensive week-long search with ATVs, bloodhounds and boats. No one found the developmentally challenged boy, or even a trace of him.

Collier County sheriff’s investigators fielded hundreds of tips in the weeks after Adji’s disappearance, but the number of tips dwindled by fall 2009.

“Any long-term investigation obviously has its ups and downs,” Collier County sheriff’s Sgt. Ken Becker said Friday.

National exposure of the case helped generate dozens of new leads after Adji was featured on the cover of the November 2009 issue of People magazine, which profiled the cases of six children who went missing that year.

Adji’s photo and information were featured on national direct mail advertising fliers distributed to 75 million homes across the United States in November and December 2009, and his disappearance also was profiled on CNN’s “Nancy Grace” show and on “America’s Most Wanted.”

Cautious normalcy

On a recent morning, life at Farm Workers Village seemed to have returned to normal. A mix of older kids, some escorting younger siblings, headed to Village Oaks Elementary without parental supervision.

Some parents also made the trek by car or foot, which was the case for Maria Rios on Thursday morning as she pushed her 3-year-old son, Alex, in a stroller and walked 5-year-old Noe to school.

A seven-year resident of Farm Workers Village, Rios said she remembered all the activity after Adji went missing, including that law enforcement searched homes multiple times hoping to find the boy.

“I felt fear, because I live near the park where he (Adji) used to play,” said Rios, 32. “I used to take care of my kids, but now I take care of them more.”

Just north of Farm Workers Village, Ce Bien Haitian Bakery owner Edrick Paul recalled how his customers reacted to the disappearance.

“They never saw something like that ever happen in this neighborhood,” said the Immokalee businessman, adding that a child going missing was something people considered a big-city problem. “But not here. Not in Immokalee, never ever in Immokalee.”

What troubles him most, Paul said, is that Adji hasn’t turned up.
“The funny thing about it is that no one knows anything about it. That’s what bothers me,” he said. “I’m surprised that no one saw the kid. Why does everybody say they don’t know?”

Paul said he believes that someone in the community must know what happened to Adji, but that they may be afraid to talk to authorities.

If you saw the kid, say something,” he said.

Ongoing mission

Getting community members, who may have hesitated to come forward, to talk is what Collier sheriff’s officials are hoping to accomplish this week.

To bring attention to the anniversary of Adji’s disappearance, detectives, along with agents from the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement, will be going door-to-door in Farm Workers Village and handing out fliers Tuesday. They’ll also deliver the fliers to businesses in Immokalee.

The new fliers feature Adji’s picture and urge anyone who may have information about his disappearance to be a part of the Triangle of Trust, a partnership between law enforcement, the community and Adji’s family.

Sheriff’s officials said the fliers are just another way the agency is trying to get the word out to the Immokalee community that their assistance in the ongoing investigation might help bring Adji home.

“Obviously if someone is afraid to come forward it may be because they might have information to find Adji,” Becker said.

Another tool to help will come later this year from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
At that two-year threshold is when we start working on an age progression,” center CEO Ernie Allen said. “So fairly soon we will have hopefully a new image of what Adji looks like today.”

Missing part of your heart

“It’s too hard to describe that pain,” said Neida, 38, while sitting in the family’s living room Friday.

That ache and an 8 ½- by-11 portrait of Adji is one of the many constant reminders Neida has of her missing son.

“My family is always sad. My mother is always sad,” she said.

Neida and her husband, Antal Elant, 43, continue to care for 19-month-old Adjiani, who was named in honor of her missing brother. The couple said their daughter helps bring joy to their lives, but it doesn’t take away from the pain that their son isn’t home.

“Every two to three weeks he (Sgt. Becker) passes to visit us, talk with us, which gives us the feeling that they are still working on the case,” Elant said.

Elant still has faith that, after two years, investigators will find Adji and he will finally come home.

Fast facts

■ The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has produced a video about the case and the agency is asking that everyone post it to their blogs, Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites and e-mail the link to everyone in their address book. The video titled “Help us Find Adji” can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=tltX9-Vykco

Anyone with information on Adji’s whereabouts is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 252-9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780- TIPS (8477).

For more information on the Adji Desir case visit the Collier Sheriff’s website www.colliersheriff.org.

■ To learn more of the history behind Adji’s disapperance visit The Naples Daily News’ page dedicated to the search www.naplesnews.com/news/adji-desir/

■ To learn more about the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children visit www.missingkids.com.







Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on January 14, 2011, 08:08:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tltX9-Vykco
"Help us Find Adji"


http://www.youtube.com/v/tltX9-Vykco?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on January 14, 2011, 08:12:10 PM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/jan/11/search-adji-new-fliers-created-bring-new-ledes-cas/
Search for Adji: New fliers created to bring new leads in case of missing 8-year-old
January 11, 2011
(http://media.naplesnews.com/media/img/photos/2011/01/11/110111NS-AG-AdjiFlier01_t607.jpg)
Photo by ALLIE GARZA //
A makeshift memorial for Adji Desir, missing from his grandmother's yard in Farm Worker's Village since January 10, 2009, stood near the entrance of the neighborhood on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Allie Garza/Staff

IMMOKALEE — Two years after the disappearance of Adji Desir, officials remain optimistic for the safe return the 8-year-old boy.

On Tuesday morning, Collier County Sheriff’s detectives, along with agents from the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement went door-to-door in Farm Workers Village and the Immokalee community, handing out several hundred updated fliers about Adji’s 2009 disappearance.

The fliers feature an image of Desir’s, with text in English, Creole and Spanish urging anyone who may have information about his disappearance to become a part of the Triangle of Trust, a partnership between law enforcement, the community and Desir’s family.

The Triangle of Trust is a relatively new program that was launched by Collier County sheriff’s Sgt. Ken Becker. The Triangle of Trust emphasizes the importance of the community’s trust with law enforcement to help close cases like Adji’s, Becker said.

“I had been through training recently and heard there needs to be a ‘triangle of trust,’ and I thought it would be good to incorporate that phrase into this case,” he said. “Without help from the community, we’re going to have a hard time.”

Becker, who has been involved in the case since the night Adji was reported missing on January 10, 2009, said between 400 to 500 fliers were distributed on Tuesday.

“There are 350 residents that are occupied (at Farm Workers Village),” Becker said. “We either spoke or left a flier with all of them.”

A makeshift memorial for Adji stands near the entrance of Farm Workers Village.

Spider-Man balloons swayed in the air and a teddy bear was left on the grass beneath a framed flier of Adji. A poster with images of the 6-year-old was propped up on the chain-link fence, yellow flowers and colorful stickers surrounding another flier pasted to the board.

“We’re always optimistic we’ll bring the child home,” Becker said. “Our hope is to find him alive and bring him home.”

As time passes from the day Adji went missing from his grandmother’s yard in 2009, Becker wanted to assure the community that the sheriff's department had no intentions of giving up.

“Obviously, with this case and any missing person case that we have in Collier County, it is constantly being looked at,” he said. “People may think as time passes (the investigation) is put into a filing cabinet, but that’s not the case.”


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on January 14, 2011, 08:14:20 PM
http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=adji+desir
Deputies go door to door in renewed search for Adji
January 11, 2011

deputies are still searching for Adji Desir. Deputies and volunteers from The Fireball Run handed out new fliers hoping to spark new leads in the case.

"We drive across the country and look for missing children," said Robert Fox of The Fireball Run.

Fox and members of the group pass out fliers for missing children as they travel from state to state.

"If we can do one good thing - find one child across the state- we've done our job," said Fox.

They have done more than that. They have aided in the recovery of 37 children.

They hope Adji is number 38.

"There's always a chance," said Fox.

Fox and his crew joined the search as Collier County deputies renewed their own efforts. They spent Tuesday passing out hundreds of new fliers.

"Hopefully someone will get a look at a flyer and realize they've got information that will help bring him home," said Sergeant Ken Becker.

Despite 2400 tips, Adji is still missing.

"We're not any closer today than we were January 10, 2009," said Becker.

Becker has regular contact with Adji's family to keep them updated on the progress of the case.

"As a parent myself, I could not imagine going to sleep at night not knowing where my children are at. She's been doing it for two years now," said Becker.

Becker says Collier County includes many different cultures.

"A lot of them, if they grew up outside the US, may not have a lot of trust in law enforcement," said Becker.

The sheriff's office is trying to build a Triangle of Trust with residents to encourage them to come forward with information that could finally bring Adji home.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on January 14, 2011, 08:21:31 PM
http://www.news-press.com/article/20110110/NEWS01/101100335/1075/Two-years-later--Immokalee-boy-remains-missing
Two years later, Immokalee boy remains missing
Collier authorities still searching for Adji
January 10, 2011

Two years ago today, a massive search began for a 6-year-old Immokalee boy after he went missing outside his grandmother's home in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee.

Collier County sheriff's deputies are still looking for Adji Desir.

On the two-year anniversary of Adji's disappearance, Collier detectives, FBI agents and Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers will go door to door in Immokalee's Farm Worker Village, passing out fliers to residents and businesses. The fliers have Adji's picture and urge anyone with information to contact Collier's sheriff's office.

"We've received a lot of leads from outside of Collier County and outside of Florida, but very few from within Collier County," said Sgt. Ken Becker of CCSO's Major Crimes Bureau, who is overseeing the disappearance case. "We're hoping that someone with information but who may be hesitant will come forward."

Adji, who would have turned 8 this past October, was last seen playing outside his grandmother's house in Farm Worker Village on Jan. 10, 2009, while his mother was at work.

More than 1,300 people from law enforcement and other agencies around Florida - including 700 Collier deputies - joined in a weeklong search for the boy, who is developmentally disabled. Searchers combed the Immokalee area on horseback and all-terrain vehicles, in helicopters, with K-9 patrols, and in patrol cars and on foot.

Collier sheriff's investigators fielded hundreds of tips in the weeks after Adji's disappearance, but the number of tips dwindled by fall 2009.

National exposure of the case helped to generate dozens of new leads after Adji was featured on the cover of the November 2009 issue of People magazine, which profiled the cases of six children who went missing that year.

Adji's photo and information were featured on national direct mail advertising fliers distributed to 75 million homes across the U.S. in November/December 2009. Adji's disappearance has also been profiled on CNN's "Nancy Grace" show and on Fox's "America's Most Wanted" as well as on the latter show's website.

The Collier sheriff's office also produced a video about the case and the agency has asked residents to post the video on their blogs, Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites and e-mail the link to the video to everyone in their address book. The video's release in July 2009 coincided with the six-month anniversary of Adji's disappearance.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on January 27, 2011, 08:56:07 AM
Thank you for the updates Muffy!
 ::bee::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on January 27, 2011, 10:32:50 AM
Thank you for the updates Muffy!
 ::bee::

YW Sister. 


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on January 27, 2011, 02:58:11 PM
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/26/50-people-in-50-days-little-boy-vanished-outside-grandmothers-home/
video
50 people in 50 days: Little boy vanished outside grandmother's home
January 26, 2011

Editor's note: Nancy Grace's new show on HLN, "Nancy Grace: America's Missing," is dedicated to finding 50 people in 50 days. As part of the effort, which relies heavily on audience participation, CNN.com news blog "This Just In" will feature the stories of the missing.

This was the seventh case.
(snipped)



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 04, 2011, 08:48:40 AM
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1101/25/ng.02.html
NANCY GRACE Transcripts
Six-Year-Old Disabled Boy Vanishes
Aired January 25, 2011 - 21:00:00   ET


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: can on February 07, 2011, 09:00:25 AM
Adji - prayers continue.   ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on February 14, 2011, 12:20:44 PM
Adji - prayers continue.   ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::
Every day, can . . . every day.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on February 20, 2011, 06:55:31 PM
http://www.fbi.gov/news/podcasts/thisweek/7-year-old-adji-desir-is-missing/view
Podcast at link
Seven-Year-Old Adji Desir is Missing
01/29/2010



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on February 20, 2011, 06:59:29 PM
http://adjidesir.com/adji-desir-news.htm
(Video Interview With Adji Desir's Parents)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on February 21, 2011, 08:17:27 AM
http://adjidesir.com/adji-desir-news.htm
(Video Interview With Adji Desir's Parents)
The pain on Adji's mom's face is so heart-wrenching.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: trimmonthelake on February 22, 2011, 02:24:03 PM
Saw this slide show while reading an article about Chris George. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20034877-504083.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-504083_162-10004122.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody

Missing Children: Where are They?
Little Adji was #4 in the slide show.
(http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/07/15/Adji-Desir.jpg)  ::MonkeyAngel::
Adji Desir

Adji Desir, 7, was last seen playing outside his grandmother's house in Immokalee, Fla. on January 10, 2009, according to Naples News. No one has seen or heard from the boy since. The family is not giving up hope, but authorities have yet to uncover any strong leads in the case.

Credit: WINK

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-504083_162-10004122-4.html#ixzz1EiWg31DE



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: akmom on March 11, 2011, 09:10:44 PM
Poor little Adji.  Nancy Grace's 50 Missing 50 Days is covering Adji's case tonight.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: BooMonkey on April 19, 2011, 05:44:34 PM
Still praying for you baby boy.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Tracygirl on May 07, 2011, 03:27:46 PM
http://adjidesir.com/adji-desir-news.htm
(Video Interview With Adji Desir's Parents)
The pain on Adji's mom's face is so heart-wrenching.

oh gosh that was horribly sad. I wish some trace of him can be uncovered. To have nobody see anything that day, this poor boy just went poof!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Bearlyhere on June 20, 2011, 04:16:19 AM
http://adjidesir.com/adji-desir-news.htm
(Video Interview With Adji Desir's Parents)
The pain on Adji's mom's face is so heart-wrenching.

oh gosh that was horribly sad. I wish some trace of him can be uncovered. To have nobody see anything that day, this poor boy just went poof!

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on June 20, 2011, 07:46:50 AM
http://adjidesir.com/adji-desir-news.htm
(Video Interview With Adji Desir's Parents)
The pain on Adji's mom's face is so heart-wrenching.

oh gosh that was horribly sad. I wish some trace of him can be uncovered. To have nobody see anything that day, this poor boy just went poof!

 ::MonkeyAngel::



 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: texasmom on July 16, 2011, 01:25:17 AM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/jul/15/lifetime-network-show-feature-missing-immokalee-ch/

Lifetime Network show to feature missing Immokalee child, Adji Desir

By Collier County Sheriff's Office
Naples Daily News


The disappearance of Adji Desir will be featured on the television program “Vanished With Beth Holloway” on Monday night on cable’s Lifetime Network.

The show is scheduled to feature a segment on Adji during its 10 p.m. broadcast.

The 6-year-old developmentally disabled boy was last seen Jan. 10, 2009, after he went outside to play in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee and disappeared.

A crew from “Vanished” was in Collier County for more than a week earlier this year conducting interviews with Collier County Sheriff’s Office officials, a Daily News reporter, and Adji’s family members.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on July 16, 2011, 05:10:52 AM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/jul/15/lifetime-network-show-feature-missing-immokalee-ch/

Lifetime Network show to feature missing Immokalee child, Adji Desir

By Collier County Sheriff's Office
Naples Daily News


The disappearance of Adji Desir will be featured on the television program “Vanished With Beth Holloway” on Monday night on cable’s Lifetime Network.

The show is scheduled to feature a segment on Adji during its 10 p.m. broadcast.

The 6-year-old developmentally disabled boy was last seen Jan. 10, 2009, after he went outside to play in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee and disappeared.

A crew from “Vanished” was in Collier County for more than a week earlier this year conducting interviews with Collier County Sheriff’s Office officials, a Daily News reporter, and Adji’s family members.

 ::snipping2::


BBM

It would appear from the article the "Vanished" crew has done their homework with the interviews and hopefully that effort and the airing of the show will generate some tips and possibly a lead/some leads to solving Adji's disappearance.    Thank you for posting the article Texasmom.   I'm hoping and praying Adji can be found.




Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on July 16, 2011, 05:12:28 AM
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c100/crazybabyborgs/MOD/modlock4.gif)


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on July 18, 2011, 09:30:51 AM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/jul/15/lifetime-network-show-feature-missing-immokalee-ch/

Lifetime Network show to feature missing Immokalee child, Adji Desir

By Collier County Sheriff's Office
Naples Daily News


The disappearance of Adji Desir will be featured on the television program “Vanished With Beth Holloway” on Monday night on cable’s Lifetime Network.

The show is scheduled to feature a segment on Adji during its 10 p.m. broadcast.

The 6-year-old developmentally disabled boy was last seen Jan. 10, 2009, after he went outside to play in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee and disappeared.

A crew from “Vanished” was in Collier County for more than a week earlier this year conducting interviews with Collier County Sheriff’s Office officials, a Daily News reporter, and Adji’s family members.

 ::snipping2::


BBM

It would appear from the article the "Vanished" crew has done their homework with the interviews and hopefully that effort and the airing of the show will generate some tips and possibly a lead/some leads to solving Adji's disappearance.    Thank you for posting the article Texasmom.   I'm hoping and praying Adji can be found.

He's grandmother's picture remains on my bulletin board -- I pray for them every day!


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: texasmom on July 22, 2011, 08:41:05 PM
ou can still watch the full episode about Adji Desir, Kristen Smart and others here!

http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/vanished-with-beth-holloway/video/

Scroll down for episodes that are still available for viewing other than the one that automatically comes up.

Episode 9 (Desir/Smart)
Season 1: Episode 9 (Desir/Smart)): Original air date: 7/18/11. Set in Omakalee, FL and San Louis Obispo, CA. Beth meets with one family desperately searching for their special needs child, and another family trying to find a daughter who disappeared more than 15 years ago.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: texasmom on July 22, 2011, 08:44:58 PM
You can still watch the full episode about Adji Desir, Kristen Smart and others here!

http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/vanished-with-beth-holloway/video/

Scroll down for episodes that are still available for viewing other than the one that automatically comes up.

Episode 9 (Desir/Smart)
Season 1: Episode 9 (Desir/Smart)): Original air date: 7/18/11. Set in Omakalee, FL and San Louis Obispo, CA. Beth meets with one family desperately searching for their special needs child, and another family trying to find a daughter who disappeared more than 15 years ago.

edit   :2redface:


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 14, 2012, 08:29:27 AM
http://twitter.com/#!/CaseSignal (http://twitter.com/#!/CaseSignal)
CaseSignal Case Signal (BeanE)
Adji Desir #AdjiDesir RT @NBC2Newsdesk: Age-progressed photo of missing boy released ow.ly/8oS1e (http://ow.ly/8oS1e)
10 minutes ago

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/16487896/2012/01/10/ageprogressedphoto-adji-desir-collier
Age-progressed photo of missing boy released
Posted: Jan 10, 2012 11:18 AM CST Updated: Jan 10, 2012 4:02 PM CST

(http://wbbh.images.worldnow.com/images/16487896_BG1.jpg)
COLLIER COUNTY, FL -

The Collier County Sheriff's Office has released an age-progressed photo of Adji Desir, who has been missing since January 10, 20009.

Adji was 6-years-old when he disappeared while playing outside his grandmother's house in Farm Worker Village in Immokalee.

The age progressed photo was created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It shows how Adji would look now – at 9-years-old.
 ::snipping2::
Video at link.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on January 14, 2012, 09:22:35 AM
Thank you for the update Trimm.  I've had a difficult time getting much of a "feel" in Adji's case for what may have happened to him, in part because we have so little information on his case.  The community he and his family lived in is  culturally different and unlike some cases we read  here at SM, there just isn't much that we know of day to day life there.  Some of the later articles in this thread indicate LE has been trying to reach out to Adji's community to help solve the case.   I continue to hold hope Adji is alive and can be returned to his family.   ::MonkeyAngel::   


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 22, 2012, 09:26:27 AM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/jan/22/editorials/
Editorial: One piece of information can be all we need.
    Posted January 22, 2012 at 4 a.m.



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on January 22, 2012, 10:16:59 AM
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/jan/22/editorials/
Editorial: One piece of information can be all we need.
    Posted January 22, 2012 at 4 a.m.




I'm still holding hope Adji can be found.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Bearlyhere on April 05, 2012, 07:19:48 PM


I have not forgotten you, Sweetheart, and I have not forgotten the pain on the faces of your family when thinking of you missing.  You are loved very much. 

Dear Lord, please give us a sign that will help us to find Adji, we may need more than one sign.  We are human and are limited, You are all-knowing and unlimited.  Please, help us find this child of our hearts.  Thank you.  Amen.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on April 05, 2012, 08:56:52 PM


I have not forgotten you, Sweetheart, and I have not forgotten the pain on the faces of your family when thinking of you missing.  You are loved very much. 

Dear Lord, please give us a sign that will help us to find Adji, we may need more than one sign.  We are human and are limited, You are all-knowing and unlimited.  Please, help us find this child of our hearts.  Thank you.  Amen.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on April 05, 2012, 09:40:35 PM


I have not forgotten you, Sweetheart, and I have not forgotten the pain on the faces of your family when thinking of you missing.  You are loved very much. 

Dear Lord, please give us a sign that will help us to find Adji, we may need more than one sign.  We are human and are limited, You are all-knowing and unlimited.  Please, help us find this child of our hearts.  Thank you.  Amen.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Amen and Amen.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on June 25, 2012, 09:59:36 PM
http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/adji-desir/view
ADJI DESIR


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on December 09, 2012, 08:32:06 PM
The article below is 3 months old, but I wanted to include it in Adji's thread, because it's important folks are still looking for him and other missing children.  I hope Adji can be found soon.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/sep/10/missing-childrens-day-brings-awareness-to-cases/
Missing Children's Day brings awareness to cases
September 10, 2012

(http://media.naplesnews.com/media/img/photos/2009/11/11/peoplecover_205x273_t300.jpg)
An upcoming issue of People magazine will feature six missing children including Adji Desir.

 ::snipping2::
Monday was Florida Missing Children's Day, an annual event held to remember missing children, create awareness and teach Floridians about protecting youth.

At a ceremony in Tallahassee, Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order to strengthen relationships among state agencies and private organizations with techniques like posting photos of missing children in rest stops and toll booths, and flashing Amber Alerts on road signs and billboards.

"As governor, my commitment is to do everything possible to crack down on those offenders who prey on the most vulnerable and to keep our communities secure," Scott said.

In Collier, 13 of the county's 33 missing people were children at the time of their disappearances. About half of them are thought to be with a family member who was not authorized to take them.

"Regardless of if any parent took them, if it's a missing child in general, we take them all very seriously," Becker said. "You like to think that that child is safe, but that's not always the case."

Only two out of 18 long-term missing people cases at the Lee County Sheriff's Office involve juveniles, said Lt. Ryan Bell, of the major crimes unit. Both of the cases likely are familial abductions.

"A lot of the times with family or parental abductions, they'll often have a network of family and friends that will help them hide the child and themselves," Bell said.

Sometimes, detectives look for missing children who are later found with families in foreign countries like Mexico.

"There was one that we were finally able to close a year and a half, two years ago, that they were safe in another country and basically just moved," Bell said.

Becker, the Collier County sergeant, said the Sheriff's Office doesn't have any new leads on its 13 missing children, although the cases remain active and detectives continue to look for new evidence.

"Obviously, it's a good time for citizens to be aware that there are missing children out there," he said of Monday's event. "This is just one of the ways to recognize them."

Missing children's cases filed with the Collier and Lee County Sheriff's Offices:

 ::snipping2::

Adji Desir, a 6-year-old who has been missing since Jan. 10, 2009, was last seen in Farmworkers Village in Immokalee wearing a blue and yellow shirt and shorts, and black and gray sneakers.
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on December 12, 2012, 11:13:00 AM
Adji and his family are thought of every day.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on December 12, 2012, 01:21:32 PM
Adji and his family are thought of every day.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Bearlyhere on December 12, 2012, 11:16:40 PM
Adji and his family are thought of every day.

 ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyAngel:: ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Bearlyhere on May 16, 2013, 05:01:04 PM


          ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on May 18, 2013, 10:00:15 AM


          ::MonkeyAngel::



Bearly, I may have mentioned before, I keep his grandmother's picture on my bulletin board above my computer.  I think and pray for them every day.


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: MuffyBee on October 15, 2013, 05:35:27 PM
I wish had some news in Adji's case. I see from reading at the link below, Adji's grandmother is no longer living in The Farm Worker's Village.  She now lives with Adji's mother and step-father, who since given birth to a daughter named after her brother. The case remains unsolved.

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/desir_adji.html
Adji Desir




Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Nut44x4 on October 16, 2013, 01:30:13 AM
 ::MonkeyTears:: so sad


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Green Eyes on October 16, 2013, 04:50:24 AM
::MonkeyTears:: so sad


Yes it is  ::MonkeyTears::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Bearlyhere on August 26, 2014, 11:30:40 PM

        ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Sister on August 27, 2014, 08:27:11 AM


          ::MonkeyAngel::



Bearly, I may have mentioned before, I keep his grandmother's picture on my bulletin board above my computer.  I think and pray for them every day.

 ::MonkeyTears::


Title: Re: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1
Post by: Bearlyhere on December 08, 2014, 08:44:50 AM


          ::MonkeyAngel::



Bearly, I may have mentioned before, I keep his grandmother's picture on my bulletin board above my computer.  I think and pray for them every day.

 ::MonkeyTears::

    :smt059