Monday, March 25, 2013
Baby Adoption Ring Sale??
1-month-old Andre was last seen on March 29, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York with his mother, Monique Rivera. A day earlier, she was taking Andre and her two older sons for a walk when she encountered two African-American women driving a 1988 or 1989 burgundy Pontiac Gran Am Sports Edition car with tinted windows and possible Maryland license plates.
One of the women was approximately 30 years old in 1989 and the other woman was approximately 22 years old with red hair & both were 5"7 and 130 lbs. The women engaged Monique in conversation about her kids and convinced her to go shopping with them. They bought Monique some clothes and took her home. Monique told her boyfriend's sister, Patricia Bryant that the women used a fraudulent credit card to make their purchases and she planned to go shopping with them again. Patricia agreed to babysit the kids while Monique went shopping.
The next day, Patricia went to Monique's apartment to babysit. The two women didn't pick up Monique outside of her apartment, but called her home from a payphone across the corner, asking her to come out and meet them. They insisted that Monique bring Andre with them, so Monique took Andre with her and left her other sons with Patricia.
On March 30, 1989, Monique's body was discovered in the woods near City Island Road in the Bronx borough of New York City. She had been struck on the head & strangled, and there was no sign of Andre nor the two women or their car. Andre has never been found and the two women who accompanied Monique on the shopping trip were never identified.
Authorities believe that Andre might've been sold into an adoption ring. At the time of his disappearance, they thought Andre's presumed abduction might be connected to the disappearances of 1-year-old Shane Walker and 2-year-old Christopher Dansby since they are all of African-American descent and both disappeared from the same Harlem park three months apart in 1989. Andre's disappearance is still unsolved.
Posted by Anna at 10:48 AM