Eight Years Later: Gina DeJesus disappearance - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Eight Years Later: Gina DeJesus disappearance

Eight years ago Monday, a mystery began. What happened to Gina DeJesus?

Gina was walking home from school when she vanished.

Monday night family, friends and activists gathered for a vigil at W. 105th and Lorain -- the same spot the 14-year old was last seen.

"My daughter's been missing eight years, and I'm still fighting," said Felix DeJesus.

Felix Dejesus is still fighting the nightmares that come when he tried to sleep and he's fighting for the lives of other children by warning parents that what happened to Gina could easily happen to their children too.

No one knows why Gina disappeared but some members of her family believe she was taken by human traffickers.

Cleveland Police are still working on Gina's case, as well as several other cases of young girls who disappeared under similar circumstances.

In Cleveland the numbers of missing kids since 2006, are too large to ignore.

The FBI and Cleveland Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information related to Gina's disappearance.

Copyright 2012 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Police warn Rossford residents about donation scam

    Police warn Rossford residents about donation scam

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:39 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:39:03 GMT
    (Rossford firefighters raise money through face-to-face fundraisers like their pancake breakfast and would never call asking money over the phone)(Rossford firefighters raise money through face-to-face fundraisers like their pancake breakfast and would never call asking money over the phone)
    (Rossford firefighters raise money through face-to-face fundraisers like their pancake breakfast and would never call asking money over the phone)(Rossford firefighters raise money through face-to-face fundraisers like their pancake breakfast and would never call asking money over the phone)

     Rossford Police say crooks are trying to cash in, all in the name of firefighters. 

    More >>

     Rossford Police say crooks are trying to cash in, all in the name of firefighters. 

    More >>
  • City of Toledo apologizes after billing man for cutting grass on public property

    City of Toledo apologizes after billing man for cutting grass on public property

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-06-20 23:26:50 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The City of Toledo is apologizing to a man after they billed him for cutting grass on public property near his home.  Anthony Davis and his wife have lived in their home in south Toledo since 1995. The grass in the cul-de-sac outside their home is often overgrown. Davis normally does not mind cutting it himself.  "Just so that we don't look like we're living in some type of jungle or something," Davis said. However, recently the grass grew up to his knees. He...

    More >>

    The City of Toledo is apologizing to a man after they billed him for cutting grass on public property near his home.  Anthony Davis and his wife have lived in their home in south Toledo since 1995. The grass in the cul-de-sac outside their home is often overgrown. Davis normally does not mind cutting it himself.  "Just so that we don't look like we're living in some type of jungle or something," Davis said. However, recently the grass grew up to his knees. He...

    More >>
  • First Alert Forecast: Dry and comfortable Thursday

    First Alert Forecast: Dry and comfortable Thursday

    Tuesday chances for a few storms will remain but the oppressive heat simmers with highs back into the 80s.

    More >>

    Tuesday chances for a few storms will remain but the oppressive heat simmers with highs back into the 80s.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly