New Castle County Police: "Janteyl Johnson case remains a very active missing person investigation, and we need the public's help to find her."
I sat down with Detective Roberto Herrera for an exclusive interview about Janteyl Johnson's case. Herrera heads the missing persons division for the New Castle County Police Department in Delaware.
We know Janteyl, then 15 and five months pregnant, was in contact with several older men when she vanished on Feb. 3, 2010. Investigators believe she may have left with one of those men. I asked Detective Herrera about those individuals and if any are considered suspects in her disappearance.
Janteyl's family doesn't believe she left on her own. They feel she was taken against her will and are holding out hope that she and her child will be found alive.
Janteyl could be anywhere, perhaps even out of state. If you see Janteyl or know where she is, please call 911 or Detective Herrera at 302-395-2784.
EXCLUSIVE: Surveillance video shows missing Delaware teen Janteyl Johnson buying candy an hour before she vanished
On the afternoon of Feb. 3, 2010, security camera footage from what used to be a PathMark grocery store in Newark, Delaware, shows Janteyl Johnson, 15, walking in to buy candy. She's wearing a puffer jacket, blue jeans, and sneakers. Her braids are tied back in a ponytail.
Janteyl, five months pregnant at the time, pays at a self-checkout register. As she exits the store at 12:31 p.m., she's talking on her cell phone and stops to scratch her leg, then continues walking. The two-and-a-half-minute footage is the last confirmed sighting of the teen. An hour later, Janteyl vanished from her family's apartment and has not been seen or heard from ever since.
Watching Janteyl buying a bag of candy is a reminder that she was just a child, and no one has been held accountable for her disappearance.
"I can tell you that it's not normal what happened to her," said Detective Roberto Herrera, in an exclusive interview.
Herrera, a 19-year-veteran of the New Castle County Police Department, made Janteyl's case a priority when he took over the missing persons division in 2018.
"She was 15. She was pregnant, five months pregnant, so it’s a case that catches anyone’s attention right away.”
A missing pregnant child should've made headlines, but Janteyl didn't get wall-to-wall media coverage. She didn't become a household name. There was no social media frenzy over her disappearance. She was barely mentioned in the news.
I first reported on Janteyl's disappearance in 2010 for a news station I worked for at the time. I interviewed her mother, twice, but because Janteyl was classified as a runaway, there was no further interest in covering her case. Some Delaware newspapers mentioned Janteyl at the time, but as far as extensive media coverage goes, there was none. A few online outlets have recently written about Janteyl, and some podcasts have featured her story.
But what if from the start, Janteyl's disappearance had generated the type of media coverage that Gabby Petito or Lacy Peterson received? Perhaps she would've been found, and whoever's responsible for her disappearance would've been held accountable by now.
Janteyl's case serves as an example of how when a black or brown person is missing there isn't always an urgency to cover their case. There are plenty of examples to prove that point.
What we know is that Janteyl was talking to several older men the day she vanished, including the alleged father of her unborn child. Her family says he was the last person who called Janteyl and that her cell phone later pinged near his relative's home. Det. Herrera didn't confirm that information and has not named any suspects in the case.
“At the end of 2019 we put up a billboard in Delaware with her picture, and we also put her picture and information on a deck of playing cards and distributed them in jails in Delaware prisons," said Herrera, "and we actually got a good lead that I cannot go into detail at this point.”
Herrera wants Janteyl's family to know that she hasn't been forgotten. He feels this case can be solved, and is asking for the public's help.
"Like any other missing person, it's going to take somebody coming forward and provide us with more information. I’m hoping that we can get more with time and we can solve this to give some peace of mind to the family.”
NOW MORE THAN EVER, IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT JANTEYL'S DISAPPEARANCE, PLEASE CALL NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE AT 302-395-2784.
UPDATE: THE VANISHED PODCAST IS COVERING THIS CASE. GO TO WWW.THEVANISHEDPODCAST.COM FOR THE FULL EPISODE.
On June 15, 2017, Antonio Vela Jr., of Victoria, Texas, vanished after leaving a local pub. Other than asking the public to call Crime Stoppers if they have information about Antonio's whereabouts, Victoria Police have not released many details about this case. Not then and not now.
Antonio's family is desperate for answers. They want him home, one way or another, even if it means the former DJ and music producer is no longer here.
I met Antonio's mother, Ninfa Vela, and his sisters, Michelle and Natalie, in 2018. Victoria, a city of just over 67,000 people, is surrounded by Houston, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi. The Vela's have lived in Victoria their entire lives. Antonio, or TJ, as he's affectionately known, is her only son and the youngest of Ninfa's children. His absence has turned her life upside down. (You can watch our original story on Antonio here.)
I wanted to revisit TJ's case to include additional information from different sources who have their own theories about what they believe happened to TJ. But it's important to note: it's not what you know; it's what you can prove. That's why missing person cases are some of the most complex investigations for any police department. And this case is no exception.
On the night of June 14, TJ, then 36, went to a couple of pubs near his home. As usual, he ended up at a bar called Sports. He was a regular there. According to one of his friends I interviewed, who was bartending that night, TJ sat at the bar by himself and left at around 1:45, just after last call. He never saw TJ again.
But according to a source who came forward after our initial coverage of this case, at one point that night, a woman at the bar approached TJ and started a conversation. Minutes later, a man the woman was with confronted TJ, and the two exchanged words.
Not long after that, TJ said goodbye to the staff and walked out. According to the source, the couple left a few minutes after TJ. Victoria Police have not confirmed that information, nor have they said if the bar was equipped with surveillance cameras. When I went there I was told there were no cameras, but sources say otherwise.
As has been reported, on his way home, TJ stopped at a Cimarron Express convenience store to get food. But, according to sources, while at the store, TJ called his roommate and asked if he wanted anything to eat. Keep in mind, the store is only a few minutes away from where they lived; therefore, if TJ had just spoken to his roommate then it's possible that whatever happened when TJ got home, his roommate saw or heard something. Victoria police remain tightlipped about this case.
According to TJ's family, his roommate told them he found the garage door open and a plastic bag with food on the ground. He also reportedly found TJ's phone. The roommate did not call the police. TJ's family reported him missing early that morning, June 15. By all accounts, it appears that not much time went by before the Vela family found out TJ was missing.
His car was found on June 16 abandoned along Venglar Road in the town of Inez, outside Victoria City limits. It had a flat tire, and according to multiple sources, the driver's seat was moved up, suggesting someone much shorter than TJ could've been driving.
There are many questions. Did the store and bar have surveillance video? Did someone follow TJ home? Was someone waiting for him in the garage? Was he set up? Was he ambushed? Was he targeted? Was this a random crime of opportunity? Or did he leave on his own? Another lingering question: Who were the man and woman who allegedly approached TJ at the bar?
Victoria Police have declined to comment citing the ongoing investigation.
This June will mark the five year anniversary of TJ's disappearance. A lot of people miss him, and they just want him home, one way or another. If you have any information on this case, call Victoria Police or Crime Stoppers at:
I sat down with Sanobia Wilson to talk about the case and her plans to push for legislation in honor of her niece and nephew.
When his home phone rang the afternoon of Feb. 2, Shawn Wilkinson wasn't sure what to do.
"We get this call out of the blue, so I almost didn't answer it because we never use the landline," Wilkinson said.
On the other end of the line was Kurt Bjorklund, Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore City.
"He asked me, 'Are you sitting down? There's been an arrest. Michael Robertson is in custody in Muskegon, Michigan.'"
Although he'd been waiting for that call for nearly five years, Wilkinson felt a rollercoaster of emotions.
"It was a combination of tears of joy and tears of sadness," he said.
Joy because it's the beginning of a long journey toward justice for his stepdaughter, Akia Eggleston, who was eight months pregnant when she vanished on May 3, 2017, four days before her baby shower. Sadness because Akia, then 22, and her son are still missing and presumed dead.
"Today is a win. We won this round, but there are many more rounds to go."
Who's Michael Robertson?
At a Feb. 3 news conference, Baltimore City State's Attorney, Marylin Mosby, said investigators focused on Michael Andre Robertson, the alleged father of Akia's unborn son, from the start. He, too, was supposed to be at her baby shower on May 7 but never showed up.
Robertson, now 41, is no stranger to Akia's family and friends. Wilkinson has known him since they were kids. Robertson is also the cousin of Ciara Diaz, Akia's close friend and the first person I interviewed when I started covering the case.
In 2017, Diaz told me she knew the pair were dating but that Akia wanted to keep it private. Robertson already had a girlfriend, and they had two kids, the youngest born in August 2016. Diaz described Akia as generous and kind, even allowing the couple to stay at her home in the Cherry Hill section of South Baltimore. But she said the tension between the two women escalated.
"She sent Akia messages threatening her. I saw them. Akia sent them to me," Diaz said.
Late last year, I interviewed Akia's aunt, Sanobia Wilson who said her niece confided in her about the relationship with Robertson. Although she was disappointed, Wilson said she stood by Akia and hoped Robertson would do the right thing for the baby.
Robertson was not some random person Akia met online or at a club. They had known each other for years. His mother used to babysit Akia when she was a child.
Akia's last days
According to the charging documents, using interviews, financial records, telephone records, and social media communications, investigators believe "the only person with the motive, means, and opportunity to murder Akia was the purported father of her unborn son, Michael Robertson."
Investigators allege Robertson duped Akia into believing he wanted them to live together and convinced her to withdraw cash and purchase money orders to cover the deposit for an apartment he had found. It was all a lie.
May 1, 2017
On May 1, Eggleston sent a message to a friend via Facebook telling her she was putting down a deposit on a new place.
May 2, 2017
On May 2, Robertson sent Akia pictures of the interior of an apartment/townhouse via Facebook. That afternoon Akia purchased two money orders totaling $450 using money she withdrew from her savings account. According to the charging documents, Akia messaged Robertson on Facebook, writing, "I called u I got the money order."
That evening, Robertson and his girlfriend, identified as Hali Pomeroy, then 22, had a volatile argument after Akia posted a picture of her sonogram on social media.
May 3, 2017
Akia is seen on surveillance video at 12:52 p.m. depositing the money orders at a BB&T bank in downtown Baltimore. At 5:22 p.m. she sent her friend an invite to her baby shower via Facebook. According to investigators, "that was the last outgoing communication sent by Akia to anyone." She was never seen or heard from again.
Robertson was questioned multiple times before moving to Muskegon, Michigan, with Pomeroy and their children in October 2017. He allegedly told police he last saw Akia two days before she disappeared, but according to cell phone records, Robertson and Akia communicated by phone and text messages on May 3. According to investigators, cell phone data also places Robertson near Akia's apartment the evening of May 3.
What happened to Akia?
Charging documents reveal that on Oct. 17, 2017, multiple searches were done from a Google account linked to Robertson, including "where does Baltimore city trash go when picked up," "Baltimore City dumpster pickup," and "Baltimore City landfill," indicating what may have happened to Akia's remains. The searches took place a few days after a local news station aired a piece about Akia's disappearance.
Investigators determined trash from the dumpsters, located approximately 30 feet from Akia's front door, was picked up several times a week and transported to a landfill in Northern Virginia. Engineers told investigators safety regulations due to hazardous gases prevent the landfill from digging more than four feet down.
Maryland court records show an arrest warrant was issued for Robertson on January 31, and U.S. Marshals took him into custody in Muskegon, Michigan, on Feb. 2. He's been extradited back to Maryland to face two counts of first-degree murder, and if convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
"Please pray for us"
Akia's family members spoke at the Feb. 3 news conference. A heartbroken Sanobia Wilson said she always suspected Robertson had done something to Akia. She also believes he didn't act alone. (As of this writing, Robertson is the only suspect.)
In October, Wilson told me she had recently received a tip about Robertson, and although Wilson didn't go into detail, she did give the information to the FBI and the Baltimore Police. It's not clear if that tip is what finally led to Robertson's arrest.
During our interview, Wilson also expressed anger and frustration at what she says was a lack of urgency given to her niece's case when they first reported her missing to Baltimore Police.
"We were not taken seriously," Wilson said. "Her case was just thrown to the side like she was a runaway."
One thing that stands out in the charging documents is that Akia was reported missing on May 7, 2017, but Baltimore Police didn't go to her house until May 9. It's not clear why they waited two days, given that Akia was pregnant, didn't show up to her baby shower, and didn't contact anyone in her family. Wilson says they were left to search for Akia, on their own, without any help from the police.
Wilson plans to fight for legislation to change the way police handle cases involving missing pregnant women. She would like to see something similar to an Amber Alert.
"I even reached out to some member of Congress who has not gotten back to me to try to set up an alert in her name an 'Akia Alert' for every pregnant missing woman who has a baby that they would deliver and has gone missing," Wilson said.
Shawn Wilkinson, Akia's stepfather, called me early Feb. 3 to tell me about the arrest. He still finds it hard to accept that Akia and her baby are presumed dead.
"I'm angry and devastated because losing a loved one is bad enough, but not knowing where Akia is, is unbearable," he said.
It's also overwhelming for Akia's younger siblings. Their mom passed away from cancer several years ago, and now their sister and nephew are gone.
After the news conference, Qureyin Wilkinson, told me the hardest part for him was when investigators described what they believe happened to his sister.
"To hear that he dumped my sister in the trash, and that she's in a landfill is so hard. How can anyone do that?"
Family members thanked everyone who over the years helped keep Akia's story in the public eye.
"Without everyone's help, we may not be here. Had we not kept her name out there she would've remained a cold case, another statistic," Wilkinson said. "The arrest is a start. It's a new chapter, but we got a long road ahead."
Below is the full affidavit. Source: Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office.
Almost five years after 22-year-old Akia Eggleston vanished, her suspected killer is now in custody.
Akia was eight months pregnant when she disappeared in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 3, 2017.
U.S. Marshals arrested Michael Andre Robertson the alleged father of Akia's unborn son. He's facing two counts of first-degree murder for the death of Akia and her baby.
Robertson was arrested in Muskegon, Michigan yesterday. His bond is set at $200,000, according to the Muskegon County Sheriff's website.
Akia's family reported her missing when she didn't show up to her baby shower on May 7.
At a news conference today, Baltimore City State's Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, said investigators focused on Robertson from the start. He was questioned by police several times before moving with the mother of two of his children to Michigan in October 2017.
Even though Akia and her son have not been found, investigators said they relied on interviews, financial records, phone records, and social media messages to build a solid timeline of the case.
Robertson is awaiting proceedings to determine whether he'll be extradited to Maryland to face charges. It's not clear if any other arrests are pending in connection with this case.
It's been more than four years since Joanna Clark, 33, and her daughter Shariece, 15, vanished without a trace.
The mother and daughter disappeared on February 4, 2017, but at different times, from their apartment in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland.
Police suspect foul play, but there have been no arrests.
Joanna's six younger children are now in the custody of their father, Dennis Queen. He was the last person to see Joanna and Shariece the day they disappeared. I interviewed Queen exclusively in 2017. He stated that he last saw his step-daughter, Shariece, leaving the apartment that afternoon. As for Joanna, Queen told me he recalls seeing her arrive at the apartment just after 11 p.m. but that "she was gone" when he woke up the next day.
Margaret Tucker doesn't believe Queen's version, and is convinced that he knows what happened to her daughter and granddaughter. Tucker shared new age-progressed renderings of Joanna and Shariece that were done by a forensic artist at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Although Tucker has mixed feelings about the images, she hopes they generate media attention and leads. I reached out to Margaret, who now lives in Virginia, below is part of our exchange.
What did you think when you first saw the age-progressed photos of Joanna and Shariece?
Margaret: "My first thoughts? I was pissed. I couldn't even look at them for hours. Plus, I denied it [getting the renderings done] for a year-and-a-half. I didn't want it done. They did it on their own."
Now that you have the renderings, and it's something new, will you be reaching out to the media to get coverage?
Margaret: "I think The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will be doing that."
Have you been able to see your grandchildren?
Margaret: "Dennis Michael Queen also known as 'Demo' told me we could get visits, but that I could get visits slowly. It's been two-and-a-half-years, and I haven't seen them at all."
How are you holding up?
Margaret: "My life is destroyed. I am homeless and trying to find a way to get a house big enough for my grandchildren. It's been four-and-a-half years [since they disappeared], and I cannot do it alone. I need help. If somebody could DONATE a house that would be great because right now I don't see no other way.
How is the rest of your family?
Margaret: "A lot of family members' lives are ruined."
Do you still hear from the detective in charge of the investigation?
Margaret: "Once in a blue moon. There's nothing new with the detective. I don't feel he's doing anything."
Shariece Clark turns 20 in November. Tucker urges anyone with information on Joanna and Shariece to call Baltimore PD at: (410)396-2525 or CrimeStoppers at 1 (866)- 7- LOCKUP.
Father of missing New Jersey girl releases video on her birthday and makes emotional plea for her safe return
Dulce Maria Alavez turns 7 today.
Her disappearance from Bridgeton City Park in New Jersey, nearly 18 months ago, remains a mystery.
Not much is known about her father, Edgar Perez, other than he lives in Mexico. According to investigators, he's been questioned regarding Dulce's disappearance, but has not been named a person of interest or suspect in the case.
Today, a man identifying himself as Dulce's father posted a video on Youtube wishing her a happy birthday with "Las Mañanitas," a Mexican birthday song. He doesn't show his face, but you can hear his voice. The five-minute video includes never-before-seen footage of Dulce walking, hugging, and playing with who is presumably her dad.
"It's been almost two years since she disappeared at Bridgeton City New Jersey Park," says the voice behind the camera. "I'm really, really sad and hurt. I don't know where she is. I don't know who she is with. I don't know if my baby girl is ok. Like everyone, I want to know where she is."
We have not independently confirmed with investigators if that is indeed Dulce's father, but the girl's maternal grandmother, Norma Perez, tells me that it is him talking in the video.
The man goes on to say that he helped take care of Dulce since she was a baby. "I know that most of you all think that I was never in her life, but let me tell you, guys, I took care of my daughter, too, since she was a little baby. I changed her diapers and did everything for her."
The man says he saw his daughter as much as possible until his deportation right before Christmas in 2018. He vehemently denies having anything to do with Dulce's disappearance.
"I was in Mexico when everything happened. For those who think that I took my baby girl, let me tell you that I got nothing to do with it."
Dulce was playing with her little brother near the swings at Bridgeton City Park on September 16, 2019. Their mother, Noema Alavez-Perez, and a younger relative stayed in the car some 30 yards away. Many, in the court of public opinion, believe Dulce's mother knows what happened to her daughter, but she has not been named a person of interest or suspect in the case. According to the FBI, Noema and her family have been questioned multiple times and her cell phones have also been checked.
The FBI believes Dulce was possibly abducted by a Hispanic man seen at the playground at the same time she vanished, but local authorities are not ruling anyone or any theory out just yet.
According to news reports, Bridgeton Police continue pursuing leads and are "working on developments," but declined to elaborate.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is also working on an age-progressed image of Dulce to show what she would look like today.
Meanwhile, the soft-spoken man in the video, is asking everyone to keep Dulce in their prayers.
"Let's all pray for my daughter. Please, don't lose hope that Dulce Maria Alavez will be found soon."
Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Bridgeton City Police at 856-451-0033 or the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI. You can submit an anonymous tip to the agency online. Si habla español llame al 1-856-207-2732. There's a $75,000 reward still being offered for information that leads to an arrest in this case.
For 44 years, more than 100 Pennsylvania State Police investigators worked tirelessly to solve the murder of a young, unidentified pregnant female they called Beth Doe.
From the original investigator to the now-retired Cpls. who pushed for DNA testing, to the troopers who arrested the alleged killer. All played a vital role.
Fast forward to March 2021. Suddenly the pieces of this decades-old puzzle started to fall into place. Thanks to forensic genealogy, investigators now know 'Beth Doe' was 15-year-old Evelyn Colon of Jersey City, New Jersey. Colon was strangled, shot, and dismembered allegedly by her then 19-year-old boyfriend, Luis Sierra, of Ozone Park, New York.
"He was the last person to have been with Evelyn as they were living in an apartment in Jersey City in 1976," said Lt. Devon Brutosky, Troop N criminal investigation section commander.
Troopers, past and present, came together at a news conference at Lehighton Park Wednesday. They thanked the multiple agencies that played a part in solving the case, including the labs that examined the remains of the young mother and her full-term daughter: DNA Labs International of Florida, University of North Texas and NamUS, and Othram Inc. of Texas.
Earlier this year, Othram enhanced Beth Doe's DNA profile and uploaded it to a public DNA database. In late March they made the connection to the victim's nephew, Luis Colon Jr., who, according to his family, had uploaded his profile to a public DNA database with the hope of finding his aunt, Evelyn. Colon put investigators in contact with his father, Evelyn's older brother, who now lives in Stroudsburg, PA.
"We're elated that we can bring this to a conclusion," Brutosky said.
Investigators are not releasing many details about the case or their suspect. Sierra, a bus driver, now 63, was extradited to Pennsylvania on April 13. He's being held without bail at the Carbon County Correctional facility in Nesquehoning.
Despite an arrest in the case, investigators are still looking for information about Sierra, who was 19 when he allegedly killed Evelyn Colon. The mutilated remains of the 15-year-old from Jersey City and her full-term daughter were stuffed in three suitcases found along the banks of the Lehigh River in Carbon County, PA, on December 20, 1976. Her family never reported her missing.
Investigators are asking the public to call the tip-line if they knew Sierra back in the 1970's. Sierra, according to PSP, was a student at James Ferris High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.
If you have information that could help Pennsylvania State Police, please call the tip line: 1-800-4PA-TIPS. Reference Case No. 1956.
The last time Luis Colon saw his sister Evelyn was at their childhood home on Second Street in Jersey City, New Jersey, in December 1976.
She was 15 and he was 17.
Evelyn was nine months pregnant. According to Luis, she asked her parents for permission to move in with her baby's father, Luis Sierra, their 19-year-old neighbor.
“I want people to know that she was a nice lady who never bothered anyone," Luis said. "She was always a mama’s girl, but things changed when she fell in love."
Before moving, Evelyn had one last request.
“The last thing that she was telling my mother was if she could make her some Spanish soup and bring it to the apartment." Luis recalls. "A few days later, they visit to bring her soup…a lady comes out and my father says, 'I'm looking for my daughter, Evelyn,' and she told him they moved out.” The family never saw or heard from Evelyn again.
Things took a strange turn the following month.
"The problem was that in January of 1977, my mother received a letter from Sierra stamped from Connecticut that he wrote, saying, 'Don't worry about them.' That they already had the baby. That it was a boy and that everything was fine," Luis said.
On December 20, 1976, the mutilated remains of a young female and her full-term daughter were found stuffed in suitcases near the banks of the Lehigh River in White Haven, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Investigators spent the next four decades trying to identify the young mom. They exhumed her remains in 2007 to obtain her DNA.
On March 31, 2021, State Police identified the cold-case victim as 15-year-old Evelyn Colon of Jersey City, New Jersey. Her alleged killer Luis Sierra, now 63, of Ozone Park in Queens, New York, was charged with homicide and is awaiting extradition back to Pennsylvania.
Investigators have not released many details, but Luis told me by phone that his family continued to look for Evelyn for decades, but assumed the couple wanted to live a private life. The family, Luis said, did not file a missing persons report with police.
"No, after a couple years we went to the police department, but the police said you cannot report a person missing if they live with the person or unless she's held hostage from boyfriend you know of. So when we showed them the letter that was it." Luis said. "We tried, but we gave up a little bit and waited to see if she would show up in Jersey City.”
On February 22, 2021, Pennsylvania State Trooper Brian Noll, the lead investigator on the case, confirmed that they were in the process of uploading Beth Doe's DNA profile to private genealogy databases. State Police have not said what role it played in solving the case. However, Luis said his son's DNA, which he had uploaded to a public genealogy website, matched Evelyn's.
“Pennsylvania State Police reach out to my son and told him that his DNA matched a person that was murdered in Carbon County,” said Luis, who lives in Stroudsberg, PA. “For his DNA to match hers perfectly? Wow! This is incredible.”
According to published reports, Evelyn warned her family that Sierra was "abusive," and according to court records cited in the reports, Sierra would keep her locked in their apartment. State Police are not releasing additional details but say they are planning a press conference for next week.
Luis shared the only photos the family has of Evelyn, both were taken not long before she disappeared. The now 61-year-old retired musician gets emotional thinking about his parents who died not knowing what happened to their daughter or grand-baby.
“I took it hard you know, because my mom's last breath was find Evelyn." said Luis. "My father died last year. He used to call me all the time and he would say, 'Have you seen Evelyn on Facebook?' I said dad I’ve looked on the internet.”
As for Sierra, Luis hopes he gets the chance to see him in court.
"I want to look at his eyes and ask him, 'Why?' That's all I want to ask him ‘why?’ The baby…that's another thing... the baby. That was his baby. Why? Why?”
Tuesday evening the family started a GoFundme account to help raise money for a headstone for Evelyn and her baby. According to an update by Miriam Colon-Veltman, the account organizer, the family has decided to name Evelyn's baby Emily Grace Colon.
Evelyn Colon and her baby are buried at a potter's field in Weatherly, PA.
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