Left and Center: Jeremiah circa, 1985
Right: Age Progressed to age 36
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: June 25, 1985
Missing From: Bronx, New York City, New York
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: December 10, 1980
Age: 4 years old
Height and Weight: 3’6″; 46 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African American Male, Jeremiah has a 1 1/2 inch scar on his left forearm, his left leg is bow legged and his hair was long at with time of his 1985 abduction
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light blue colored shirt, dark blue shorts, and white sneakers
NCMEC Number: 601769
Details of Disappearance
Jeremiah was allegedly abducted from The Bronx, New York on June 25th 1985. He was last seen playing on the playground behind his grandmothers apartment on the third floor in the Twin Parks housing project located in the 2100 LaFontaine Avenue. He was last seen at about 4:30 pm. His mother could see him through the window. She left with a male relative to go shopping.
His grandmother called for him to come inside but he did not come. She initially assumed he went with his mother to go shopping. They began to search after she returned and said he didn’t come with them. According to Jeremiah’s friends, an unidentified African American male called Jeremiah’s name from the street. When the child approached the man, the suspect grabbed the boy and disappeared with him. They were never been seen or heard from again.
Jeremiah’s abduction received a lot of media attention after it took place. Authorities believe that Jeremiah may have been sold after his kidnapping but his mother believes that a former boyfriend of hers who was described as envious and abusive took Jeremiah. This person once allegedly threatened to abduct him befire his actual abduction.
Jeremiah’s parents both became addicted to drugs after Jeremiah vanished. His mother has since gone through recovery and continues to search for her son. Jeremiah’s abductor remains unknown and his case remains unsolved. His current whereabouts are a mystery.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
New York City Police Department 646-610-6914
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children