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Post by TomTerrific0420 on Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:49 am

A new documentary is examining the baffling case of Gina Dejesus, who
was 14-years-old when she vanished in April 2004 while walking home
from school on Cleveland's west side.

Gina's father, Felix DeJesus, says "It brings memories how my daughter
was, because right now I don't know what they are doing to her. The sad
thing is about this, us parents that have missing kids, we don't know
and not knowing is what tears you apart."

The producer of "Where is Gina?" calls it a spiritual project.

Ruben Reyes says, "Missing children, it's something that touched my
heart, and I think that we have to try to stop this happening to other
kids."

The family of Gina DeJesus has never given up hope that she will be found alive.

They are hoping that the film and new age enhanced photos of Gina will
generate the call they have been waiting for, for more than five years.

Gina's mother, Nancy Ruiz, says "By other people seeing this, maybe it
will click. Maybe something, maybe they'll say 'wow, I remember this
girl', maybe they can remember something that they saw or heard that
day. Then they can be able to come forward and say it."

The documentary will premiere at 7:00 p.m. on October 24th at the First
Spanish Baptist Church of Cleveland, at 6800 Denison Avenue.

A $25,000 dollar reward to still be offered for information on the whereabouts of Gina DeJesus.
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Post by TomTerrific0420 on Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:21 pm

Her picture has been displayed throughout the Cleveland area since
her mysterious disappearance six years ago.


Now, minor league
baseball fans throughout North Central Pennsylvania will also see Gina
DeJesus every time they look at the Williamsport Crosscutters' team
photo. Former baseball player Dennis Bair has been enlisting the
help of minor league teams to display the photos of missing children on
their team photos. Gina's photo is the sixth. Bair got the idea
when he ran across an old photo of former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky
Bleier and realized team photos don't get tossed in the trash like
flyers and milk cans. "I'm trying to bring hope to parents of
missing children," Bair said. Gina's mother Nancy Ruiz will
travel to Williamsport, Pennsylvania Tuesday for the 7:05 p.m. game
between the Crosscutters and the Connecticut Tigers. "I think
it's awesome," Ruiz said. "Another way of me getting my baby out there."
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GINA DeJESUS - 14 yo (2004) - Cleveland OH

Post by TomTerrific0420 on Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:02 pm

On April 2nd, 2004 Gina DeJesus left Wilbur Wright Middle School,
walked to W. 105th and Lorain Road and vanished without a trace. Seven
years later, the pain remains fresh for Gina's mother, Nancy Ruiz.
It's the not knowing that is unimaginable unless you're the parent of a
missing child. "It gets harder each day, each week, each month and each
year," Ruiz said. The family is organizing an annual sad
tradition for Saturday night - a vigil to pray that someone will come
forward with information on Gina's whereabouts. Gina was only
14-years-old when she disappeared. Now, she'd be 21. Age-progression
pictures, released by the FBI, show what she may look like today. On Saturday afternoon, relatives posted missing persons flyers around the west side of Cleveland. FBI special agent, Scott Wilson, said investigators continue to get tips on Gina's disappearance on a weekly basis. A few weeks ago, agents followed a lead that Gina could be in Florida, but the girl turned out to be a look-a-like, Wilson said. "We
work as hard as we can. These agents and detectives have children too
and I know they come in here on a weekly basis hoping that we can find
out what happened to Gina," Wilson said. In the meantime, Ruiz
made an emotional statement, hoping her daughter will see it. "We love
you. We're not going to stop looking for you, no matter how long it
takes. We will fight every single day with every strength in my body. I
want you to know that I love you and hang in there," Ruiz said. Anyone with information on Gina DeJesus is asked to call the Cleveland FBI at 216-522-1400 or Cleveland Police at 216-623-5118.
http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland-girl-missing-for-seven-years
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Post by TomTerrific0420 on Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:05 pm

Here's the age progression photo...

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Re: GINA DeJESUS - 14 yo (2004) - Cleveland OH

Post by kiwimom on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:36 am

Tom, when I searched the name Gina DeJesus it shows we have two topics so I tried to merge them but the options to select only comes up with the first page in Long Term and I can't get to the 2nd and 3rd pages to be able to do it.
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Post by TomTerrific0420 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:08 am

So merged. I searched for Georgina..not Gina. My Bad...
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Post by TomTerrific0420 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:50 pm

CLEVELAND - A 14-year-old girl vanished eight years ago Monday while
walking home from school. But her family has not given up hope they will
find her alive.
Gina DeJesus would be 22 years old on the eighth anniversary of her disappearance: April 2, 2004.
Gina
left Wilbur Wright Middle School in the afternoon that day in 2004. She
walked to West 105th St. and Lorain Avenue, and then vanished without a
trace.
Monday evening at that very spot, Gina's parents will
hold a heart-wrenching annual vigil to keep their daughter's name in the
news, and give her family another opportunity to show Gina's photo to
the public. The vigil is set for 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Gina's
parents often have talked with NewsChannel5 and newsnet5.com about
their daughter's disappearance. Gina's mother, Nancy Ruiz, said not
knowing what happened to her daughter never gets easier, despite the
passage of time.
"It gets harder each day, each week, each month
and each year," Ruiz said last year, on the seventh anniversary of
Gina's disappearance.
Over the years, several people and
organizations in the region have committed to helping find DeJesus,
including the Akron Aeros. Her photo was featured on the minor league
team's photos last year .
Another
Cleveland teen vanished from the same area as Gina, one year before
Gina went missing. Moreover, Amanda Berry was last seen just blocks away
from the last place Gina was seen. Amanda left the Burger King at West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue and was never seen or heard from again. That was on April 21, 2003.
Anyone with information on Gina DeJesus or Amanda Berry is asked to call the Cleveland FBI office at (216) 522-1400.


Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/family-keeps-hope-alive-for-cleveland-teen-now-missing-8-years#ixzz1qz93uJpC
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Found Alive!

Post by Kerby on Mon May 06, 2013 11:35 pm

Found alive May 6th, 2013 along with Amanda Berry (also listed in the missing children), an additional woman (yet unnamed, missing 12 years) and a child.

TomTerrific0420 wrote:A new documentary is examining the baffling case of Gina Dejesus, who
was 14-years-old when she vanished in April 2004 while walking home
from school on Cleveland's west side.

Gina's father, Felix DeJesus, says "It brings memories how my daughter
was, because right now I don't know what they are doing to her. The sad
thing is about this, us parents that have missing kids, we don't know
and not knowing is what tears you apart."

The producer of "Where is Gina?" calls it a spiritual project.

Ruben Reyes says, "Missing children, it's something that touched my
heart, and I think that we have to try to stop this happening to other
kids."

The family of Gina DeJesus has never given up hope that she will be found alive.

They are hoping that the film and new age enhanced photos of Gina will
generate the call they have been waiting for, for more than five years.

Gina's mother, Nancy Ruiz, says "By other people seeing this, maybe it
will click. Maybe something, maybe they'll say 'wow, I remember this
girl', maybe they can remember something that they saw or heard that
day. Then they can be able to come forward and say it."

The documentary will premiere at 7:00 p.m. on October 24th at the First
Spanish Baptist Church of Cleveland, at 6800 Denison Avenue.

A $25,000 dollar reward to still be offered for information on the whereabouts of Gina DeJesus.

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Post by mom_in_il on Tue May 07, 2013 1:44 pm

3 women missing for years found; 3 brothers arrested

Yamiche Alcindor and Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY
9:38 a.m. EDT May 7, 2013

CLEVELAND -- Three middle-aged brothers have been arrested after police, summoned by a frantic 911 call, raided a house in a residential area on Monday and rescued three women who have been missing for as long as a decade.

A hospital physician said all three women -- who had apparently been tied up during their captivity -- were in fair condition. All three were released on Tuesday morning.

"Most important, the victims' physical and emotional well-being are the main concern and have to be addressed," Police Chief Michael McGrath said at a news conference.

Crowds gathered Monday night on the street near the house where police said Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were found earlier in the day.Police said a 6-year-old girl who was also at the house is believed to be Berry's daughter.

The three suspects were identified as brothers, Ariel Castro, 52, the owner of the house and a Cleveland school bus driver, Pedro Castro, 54, and O'Neal Castro, 50.

Police said the women were in "fairly good health" but that officials wanted to move slowly in questioning them about how they were abducted and what went on in the house over the past decade.

"Right now, we want to let them spend some time with ther family and take this process very, very slowly and respectful for their families and the young girls' needs," said Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba.

The three women, along with the 6-year-old girl, were rescued by a neighbor, Charles Ramsey, who heard Berry yelling for help.

"I heard screaming," he told WEWS-TV. "I'm eating my McDonald's. I come outside. I see this girl going nuts trying to get out of a house."

Ramsey said the door was only wide enough for a hand to fit through, so they kicked out the bottom and made enough space for her to escape.

Berry, who crawled out along with the 6-year-old girl, said there were other women help captive inside and insisted on calling 911. Police quickly swarmed the house and found the other young women, apparently tied up inside.

"This isn't the ending we usually hear to these stories, so we're very happy," said Gerald Maloney, an emergency room physician at the Cleveland hospital where all three were being treated.

"They are able to speak with us. Beyond that, I can't go into any further details," Maloney said.

Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath said he thinks the three women were tied up in the house where they were found and had been there since they disappeared.

A recording of a 911 call made Monday was released: "I'm Amanda Berry. ... I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for 10 years. And I'm here. I'm free now."

She said she had been taken by someone and begged for police officers to arrive at the house on Cleveland's west side before he returned.

Each had gone missing separately. Berry disappeared at age 16 on April 21, 2003, when she called her sister to say she was getting a ride home from her job at a Burger King.

DeJesus went missing at age 14 on her way home from school about a year later. They were found just a few miles from where they had gone missing.

Police said Knight went missing in 2002. The Plain Dealer quoted Michelle Knight's grandmother, Deborah Knight, as saying her daughter believed that Michelle was last seen several years ago in a van with an older man at a shopping plaza.

Ramsey, the neighbor, said he'd had barbecue with the home's owner and never suspected anything was amiss.

"There was nothing exciting about him well, until today," he said.

Mayor Frank Jackson expressed gratitude that the three women were found alive.

"We have many unanswered questions regarding this case, and the investigation will be ongoing," he said in a statement.

"I've been praying, never forgot about her, ever," Kayla Rogers, a childhood friend of DeJesus, toldThe Plain Dealer newspaper. "This is amazing. This is a celebration. I'm so happy. I just want to see her walk out of those doors so I can hug her."

In January, a prison inmate was sentenced to 41/2 years after admitting he provided a false burial tip in the disappearance of Berry.

Police used backhoes to dig up a lot identified by the inmate last year in search of Berry's remains but found nothing.

Berry's mother, Louwana Miller, died in March 2006. She had spent the previous three years looking for her daughter.

Councilwoman Dona Brady said she had spent many hours with Miller, who never gave up hope that her daughter was alive.

"She literally died of a broken heart," Brady said.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/07/missing-women-cleveland-brothers-arrested/2140359/
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