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Author Topic: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1  (Read 356591 times)
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« Reply #160 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.
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« Reply #161 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!
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« Reply #162 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. 
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« Reply #163 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.

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« Reply #164 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.

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« Reply #165 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.
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« Reply #166 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.

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.
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« Reply #167 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.

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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.

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« Reply #168 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. 
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« Reply #169 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.
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« Reply #170 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.
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« Reply #171 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
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« Reply #172 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.
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« Reply #174 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.
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« Reply #175 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
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« Reply #176 on: January 18, 2009, 06:33:42 PM »

http://www.winknews.com/news/top/37790924.html

Ground search for Adji to end Sunday
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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.
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« Reply #177 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.
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« Reply #178 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.
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« Reply #179 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.
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