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Adji Desir case

I was asked to watch Nancy Grace show on Adji Desir, a case that I wrote about several weeks back. Nancy was able to get more information on the case from Sgt. Ken Becker, and I wanted to share that with everyone. Not only should you watch the video to learn Adji’s story and to help keep a look out for him but also for Nancy’s chilling statement,  “15-20 minutes.  That is all it took for little 6-year-old Adji to disappear.”

Adji “JiJi” Desir was 7- years old when he went missing from his grandmother’s front lawn in Farm Workers Village in Immokalee, Florida.  It was a Saturday, January 10, 2009, and Adji had gone outside to play with the neighborhood kids after dinner. He has not been seen since.

By October of 2009, leads had dried up in the case. Information and fliers were sent nationwide but there has been no new tips on the missing Immokalee boy.

“I have no idea what happened to Adji,” he said. “I wish I did so we could focus on one direction or the other. At this point we don’t know if it’s a case where Adji walked off and got lost, or Adji got picked up by somebody and taken away from Farm Workers Village,” said Collier County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ken Becker.

Adji is mentally handicapped and functions at a 2-year-old level. He has a limited vocabulary and only understands Creole.

There is a $23,500 reward from Crime Stoppers and a $10,000 reward from the FBI for information leading to Adji’s whereabouts.

If you have any information you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

It is important for every parent that lets their child out of their site even for 15-20 minutes to consider that maybe it isn’t such a good idea.   If you are thinking that the other kids in the neighborhood will help to watch your child, you couldn’t be more mistaken.  Kids are kids and they are playing and the last thing on their mind is keeping track of another playmate.

Sadly, predators are more aware than you realize who is watching them and what parent is watching their children, because that is their sole focus in life.  Many will spend endless amounts of time waiting for the perfect time to take a child that is on their mind, so it DOES only take 15-20 minutes before a child disappears.

I am hoping that everyone passes Adji’s story to their friends and family on the internet.  Adji needs to be found and everyone can help look for him.

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