Christopher Dansby & Shane Walker - New York - 1989 Jul 9, 2014 9:15:06 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Jul 9, 2014 9:15:06 GMT -5
(Above photo credits: Charley Project)
Christopher Dansby (pictured left) and Shane Walker (pictured right) disappeared in 1989 from the same Harlem playground. AMW first aired this case in 1990 and last aired it in 2000.
On May 18, 1989, two-year old Christopher was left playing with some relatives at the Harlem playground while his mother went to a store. When she returned, he had disappeared. The relatives said he had been playing with a red ball, which his mother said he did not own. A witness saw Christopher walking on 111st street and being accompanied by an unidentified black male with braided hair.
On Aug 10, 1989, one-year old Shane was playing with two children at the same playground while his mother was talking to a man. When she turned to look, the three children were gone. The other children were located and interviewed by authorities, along with the man. The children told Shane's mother that they had left him at the park.
Authorities looked into the possibility that the cases were connected and that they were the result of a black market adoption ring. They also considered that the cases were linked to the March 1989 disappearance of one-month old Andre Bryant in Brooklyn. Andre's mother left with Andre to accompany two black females on a shopping trip. The day after, the body of Andre's mother was found, she had been struck on the head and strangled. Andre was never located and the two women were never identified, all that's known is that they had been in a burgundy Pontiac car with possible Maryland license plates.
Thoughts? It's way too coincidental that these cases are all connected, all of the missing children were black males that were infant-toddler aged and disappeared in 1989 (two from the same playground). The question is, if this was the result of a black-market adoption ring, then how large was this ring and whatever became of it.
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