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Author Topic: Adji Desir, 6 yrs old, Immokalee, Florida missing since 1/10/09 #1  (Read 352385 times)
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« Reply #860 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.


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« Reply #861 on: January 14, 2011, 08:03:03 PM »

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/jan/07/immokalee-adji-desir-missing-child-two-years-tips/
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Two years and no sign of Adji Desir, Collier deputies hope for new tip
January 7, 2011

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 ˝- 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.

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■ 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.





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« Reply #862 on: January 14, 2011, 08:08:43 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tltX9-Vykco
"Help us Find Adji"


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« Reply #863 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

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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.”
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« Reply #864 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.
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« Reply #865 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.
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« Reply #866 on: January 27, 2011, 08:56:07 AM »

Thank you for the updates Muffy!
 
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« Reply #867 on: January 27, 2011, 10:32:50 AM »

Thank you for the updates Muffy!
 

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« Reply #868 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/
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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.
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« Reply #869 on: February 04, 2011, 08:48:40 AM »

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1101/25/ng.02.html
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Six-Year-Old Disabled Boy Vanishes
Aired January 25, 2011 - 21:00:00   ET
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« Reply #870 on: February 07, 2011, 09:00:25 AM »

Adji - prayers continue.   an angelic monkey an angelic monkey an angelic monkey
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« Reply #871 on: February 14, 2011, 12:20:44 PM »

Adji - prayers continue.   an angelic monkey an angelic monkey an angelic monkey
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« Reply #872 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

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« Reply #873 on: February 20, 2011, 06:59:29 PM »

http://adjidesir.com/adji-desir-news.htm
(Video Interview With Adji Desir's Parents)
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« Reply #874 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.
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« Reply #875 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.
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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

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« Reply #876 on: March 11, 2011, 09:10:44 PM »

Poor little Adji.  Nancy Grace's 50 Missing 50 Days is covering Adji's case tonight.
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« Reply #877 on: April 19, 2011, 05:44:34 PM »

Still praying for you baby boy.
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« Reply #878 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!
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« Reply #879 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!

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