Elian Majano- Texas- 2006 Aug 21, 2015 11:25:23 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Aug 21, 2015 11:25:23 GMT -5
(Pictured: Above: Left: Elian, circa 2006. Right: Elian age-progressed to 9, circa 2012. Photo Credits: Charley Project and/or NCMEC)
Missing Child Profile as of August 21st, 2015: (based on misisngkids.com poster)
Missing Since: Jun 21, 2006
Missing From: Irving, TX
DOB: Dec 15, 2003
Age Now: 11
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Weight: 40 lbs
TIPS: Anyone having information should contact 1-800-THE-LOST or the Irving Police Department (Texas) at 1-972-721-2661
UPDATE: As of January 16th, 2019, anyone with information on this case can also call "In Pursuit" on the Investigation Discovery channel at 1-833-3-PURSUE and/or submit a tip at the show's website: www.InPursuitTips.com
Elian Amilcar Majano was only 2-years old when he went missing from his Irving, Texas neighborhood. His case was a web-exclusive on AMW's old website. Below is the archived description of the case:
Elian was last seen playing in Lively Park in Irving, Texas at approximately 6:30 p.m. on June 21, 2006. He was with his four-year-old brother, Alexis, at the time. Authorities initially believed the child had simply become lost, but they reconsidered this theory after an extensive search of the area turned up no signs of him.
Elian was being watched by his mother, Yancy Majano, and an adult male acquaintance at the time of his disappearance. Alexis was taken from his mother's custody and put in a foster home the next day; Child Protective Services was concerned that the children had not been properly supervised. Yancy allegedly made conflicting statements about the events leading up to Elian's disappearance. She says she took her eyes off her sons for less than a minute, but investigators believe the children were unsupervised for up to eight minutes. Alexis was eventually placed in the care of his older half-brother.
People searching for Elian discovered a sinkhole about 100 feet from the Lively Park parking lot. The sinkhole, which was twelve to eighteen feet deep and eighteen inches in diameter, was caused by a broken underground sewer pipe. Dogs tracked Elian's scent to the sinkhole, and Alexis pointed to it and told investigators, "Elian fell." The city began repairing the sewer pipe immediately, and a nearby water treatment plant began monitoring its flows looking for the child's remains. No evidence was located, however. Authorities searched the sewer system with cameras and found no trace of Elian; they are almost certain he is not in the sewer pipes.
Investigators believe Elian could have been abducted, but given that it was broad daylight and the park was full of people, it is unlikely that an abductor could have gotten away with the child without being seen. Little evidence is available regarding Elian's disappearance. His case remains unsolved.
Thoughts? I think the Charley Project already highlights the frustrations in this case. CPS already determined the children weren't being supervised properly, but there was no sign Elian fell into the sewer pipes (the most likely place for an accidental death). And if he was abducted, it would have been broad daylight. However, kidnappers are cunning and broad daylight abductions have happened before. Majano was only 2-years old so I'm not sure if he would have known what was really going on if some stranger took his hand.
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