Friday, April 29, 2016

What happened to Maurice "Red" Jefferson? Missing since 1983, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


BY DARK SLEUTH

Maurice "Red" Jefferson went missing from 
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on November 30, 1983.
Left: Photo of Jefferson around 1983.
Right: Age Progressed image of Jefferson age 43. 
(Source: NCMEC)






He was also known as "Red" for the color of his hair.  

In a Sun-Sentinel article from March 25, 2009, Jefferson's grandmother describes the last time she saw him on the day he went missing.  Jefferson took, "a post-school nap, ate some popcorn, telephoned a friend and headed out the door for basketball practice."

After he left home, the details of his disappearance remain unclear. Sadly, because of the guidelines in the 1980s, it took 3 days for a missing persons investigation to begin.    
 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Karla Rodriguez - Little Girl Gone - Missing Since Oct 1999 from Las Vegas, NV

BY DARK SLEUTH



Photo on the left shows Karla Rodriguez at age 7 in 1999.  
She went missing from Las Vegas, NV on October 20, 1999. 
In the middle is an age-progression of what she may have looked like at 14 years-old. 
On the right is an age-progression of what she may have looked like at 20 years-old, around 2012.



In 1999, Karla Rodriguez was a 7 year-old little girl who loved riding her bike, playing and sometimes she skipped school.  

That was exactly what she did on the day she went missing on October 20, 1999.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Victor Atienza - Routine Interrupted - 1996 Yonkers,NY Unsolved Homicide

BY DARK SLEUTH

Victor Atienza was killed on November 26, 1996 in Yonkers, NY.
His case remains unsolved.  Victor is pictured with his wife, Lourdes.
(Source: USA Today)


On the night of November 26, 1996, Victor Atienza, a 51 year old laser mechanic and his son, Louie Atienza, were performing a family ritual.  

The family's home on Glenwood Avenue in Yonkers, New York, had a very narrow driveway.  The men moved their cars out of the driveway nightly so that Lourdes Atienza (Victor's wife and Louie's mother) could park her car closest to the house.  She worked as a nurse on a late shift. Victor and Louie then parked their cars behind hers, making it easier for the men to leave for work in the mornings.  

On that November night in 1996, their routine was violently interrupted.  A son watched his father be killed.