Giannina Maria Colonna Aponte

Left and Center: Giannina circa, 1974

Right: Age Progressed to age 54


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: May 5, 1974

Missing From: Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: April 19, 1963

Age: 11 years old

Height and Weight: 5’1″ and 117 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic Female, Black hair, Black eyes, Giannina has a small birthmark on her right cheek

NCMEC Number: 1163963


Details of Disappearance

Giannina was last seen in Luquillo, Puerto Rico on May 5th 1974. She was last seen along with her older brother, John. They were supposed to go on an outing to the beach with a family friend and his three children. The two left their home to do so bit apparently never arrived and were never seen or heard from again after they left.

Investigators believe both Giannina and John were abducted for a ransom of $72,000. 8 months after they were taken, a man named, Thomas Rodriguez, took his own life in Florida. He allegedly left behind a note in which he detailed the plot to kidnap both children and his role in their abduction.

Despite the note, no arrests have been made in relation to Giannina and John’s cases. Their father passed away in 1982 but their mother is still alive. She has cancer and she has legally declared her two children as deceased. Giannina and John remain missing.


Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Puerto Rico State Clearinghouse 787-729-2457


Source Information

For The Lost

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

NamUs

Unidentified Wiki