Anthonette Cayedito - New Mexico - 1986 May 22, 2014 9:24:54 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on May 22, 2014 9:24:54 GMT -5
(Above: Cayedito, circa 1986. Photo Credit: Charley Project)
Missing Child/Person Profile as of September 4th, 2014 (Based on Charley Project website):
Missing Since: April 6, 1986 from Gallup, New Mexico
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date of Birth: December 25, 1976
Height and Weight (at time of disappearance): 4'7, 55 lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (Caucasian/Native American) female. Black hair, brown eyes. Anthonette has dark-colored moles on her right cheek, nose, back and one of her ankles. She has scars on one of her knees and on her lip. Her ears are pierced. Some agencies spell her name "Antoinette." Anthonette is of Navajo and Italian descent.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A knee-length pink nightgown.
TIPS: Anyone having information should call the Gallup Police Department (New Mexico) at 505-863-9365
Authorities in Gallup, New Mexico have been searching for Anthonette Cayedito for nearly 30 years. The case was featured on Unsolved Mysteries, however I doubt it was aired on AMW.
On Apr 6, 1986, Penny Cayedito arrived home after leaving her three young daughters with a babysitter. She allowed them to stay up to 3AM, and then according to her, Anthonette slept with her. According to Anthonette's sister, sometime between 3-7AM, a man claiming to be their "Uncle Joe" knocked on the door. Anthonette opened the door and her sister said he and another man abducted her and forced her into a brown van.
In the years after her disappearance, there were some leads, the most noteable are as follows.
- A Navajo medicine woman told Penny that Anthonette was alive and was being held against her will, and had been abducted by someone she knew.
- A girl identifying herself as Anthonette called the Gallup Police Dispatch line from Albuquerque, she screamed when another voice could be heard on the phone-line. Penny identified the girl as her daughter but said she didn't know the other voice.
- A girl at a diner in Carson City, Nevada, around the age Anthonette would have been four years after her disappearance tried to get a waitress's attention and left a note pleading for help, according to the waitress.
Several years after Anthonette's disappearance, the retired Gallup detective Marty Esquivel said he had his doubts regarding what supposedly happened to Anthonette. He believed that Penny knew who took Anthonette because she failed a polygraph administered by the FBI. There were also rumors, that Penny and Anthonette's biological father, Larry Estrada were involved in drugs. A neighbour said that it wasn't unusual for Penny to have visitors throughout the night. Penny died in 1999, before the FBI had a chance to question her.
Thoughts? I have issues with the original version of events regarding Anthonette's disappearance. If she was sleeping with her mother, why would she answer the door in the middle of the night and not her mother? Some believe that the sister was coerced into telling the story about the "Uncle Joe", the lead never even went anywhere. Which then brings the suspicion towards Penny, even though she's dead and can't defend herself, the retired detective believes she knew who took Anthonette. If so, then was it a drug debt (if the drug dealing rumors were true). From what I've read, Penny was seen driving a new car a week after Anthonette's disappearance, which is also extremely suspicious.
I feel that Anthonette was probably kept alive after she disappeared for a period of time, but she may be dead by now, considering she's been missing for nearly 30 years. I'm also under the belief that none of the leads I mentioned were accurate but I felt I needed to mention them since they were part of her case story.
www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=114554508586975 (Gallup news article)
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