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georgiagirl
11-30-2005, 03:02 PM
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: February 15-16, 1992 from Las Vegas, Nevada
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: December 3, 1988
Age: 3 years old
Height and Weight: 3'0, 50 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde hair, blue eyes.
<LI>NCIC Number: M-545973291



Details of Disappearance
Randi was last seen between 11:30 p.m. on February 15 and 12:30 a.m. on February 16, 1992. He was asleep on the living room floor of his family's residence at in the 300 block of East Rochelle Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Randi's family held a birthday party for his father, Mike Evers, during the evening at the home. Randi apparently disappeared during the party and has never been seen again. He was wearing a black shirt and black pants with a blue diamond design on the knees at the time he disappeared.
Randi's family speculates that he was kidnapped, but authorities initially suspected some of Randi's family members of being involved in his case. Randi's father and his stepmother, Tina Evers, did not participate in the search for him. Mike had to be literally dragged out of bed when police told him Randi was missing. Neither Mike nor Tina showed very much interest in the case.
Tina's alibi of her whereabouts at the time her stepson disappeared reportedly showed numerous small inconsistencies. She claimed she, Mike, and several of their friends left the party at 11:30 p.m. to go to the Gold Coast, a local casino. They left Randi alone in the company of an adult guest at the party who had passed out on the living room couch. When the group returned at approximately 3:30 a.m., Randi was missing. An extensive search of the surrounding area failed to turn up any clues to his whereabouts.
Mike and Tina had another son and then left the area four years after Randi was last seen. They moved to southern California, saying they wanted to be closer to their friends. They divorced sometime after that. There have been no reported problems with their other two children. Police say Mike and Tina were not very cooperative in the investigation into their child's disappearance but they did not try to avoid authorities.
There have been many theories about what caused Randi to disappear, including that he was sold; killed accidentally or intentionally by his father and/or stepmother after Mike's birthday party broke up; or was abducted by a stranger, a family friend, or by his biological mother. None of these theories have been substantiated, however. Randi is described as a typical three-year-old who enjoyed playing with his bicycle and his toy guns at the time that he disappeared.
A Nevada grand jury was given evidence by investigators some time after Randi disappeared, but indictments were not handed down. Randi's case remains open and unsolved. Nearly everyone involved, excepting the investigators, has left the Las Vegas area in the years following his disappearance. Due to the confusion as to what happened to him, Randi's disappearance is being investigated as a Non-Family Abduction.



Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
702-229-3561



Source Information
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (http://www.missingkids.com/)
Operation Lookout (http://www.operationlookout.org/)
The Longmont Daily Times-Call (http://www.longmontfyi.com/)
The Las Vegas Daily Review-Journal (http://www.lvrj.com/)
The Las Vegas Sun (http://www.lasvegassun.com/)
LongmontFYI (http://www.longmontfyi.com/)

Last Updated December 18, 2003

Marilynilpa
11-30-2005, 03:22 PM
How sad! The father's and stepmother's lack of concern about their son certainly seems suspicious to me.

docwho3
11-30-2005, 04:04 PM
some case info
http://www.geocities.com/farmgirl1032001/randi_evers.html

Websites with pics of missing child:
young pic plus an age progression pic
http://www.bannerkids.org/states/nevada/evers.htm
Age progressed pic only
http://www.rinokids.com/Children/Evers/

http://www.angelfire.com/mi3/mpccn/evers.html

http://doenetwork.org/cases/482dmnv.html

docwho3
11-30-2005, 04:24 PM
This does not sound like an abduction yet but the mom here was a step mom so where was the "real" mom?

I have to wonder at the story of going to the local casino. If that place had security cams, and I would think such places usually do, then there should be video available to establish who was there and at what time they were there.

My first question is:Was that video ever looked at?
After that I wonder at the alibi of the casino. It sounds like it could be a deliberate attempt to establish an alibi.

It is possible that the whole group at the party knows what happened and for some reason thinks it best to keep quiet about what happened. Maybe an accident happened. I wonder if the boy was given alcohol to drink or maybe some drugs and then died of alcohol poisioning or from drug reaction. Any other method of death (other than perhaps strangulation or possibly electrocution) would have probably showed up some evidence such as blood cast off splatter or gun powder residue and that would have been found out.
I wonder who helped stash the body. Was there an unaccounted for guest that night, someone on purpose never mentioned to L.E.?

I also wonder what the phone records of those involved showed for that night?

HollywoodBound
04-13-2008, 11:27 AM
She claimed she, Mike, and several of their friends left the party at 11:30 p.m. to go to the Gold Coast, a local casino. They left Randi alone in the company of an adult guest at the party who had passed out on the living room couch. When the group returned at approximately 3:30 a.m., Randi was missing. An extensive search of the surrounding area failed to turn up any clues to his whereabouts.

I wonder if any of the several friends can corroborate this story or did they say something different?

HollywoodBound
04-15-2008, 12:18 PM
This seems like one of those cases that really could come to a conclusion IMO. I wonder if a little more questioning would be the answer here, not to family member but to other witnesses.

Cubby
01-09-2011, 11:07 AM
Randi's Charley Project listing:

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/e/evers_randi.html

meanmaryjean
06-30-2013, 11:37 PM
Just reading this case on Charleyproject----- the dad had to be dragged out of bed? Makes me sick! :(

AngelaH
07-27-2013, 11:10 AM
I remember when this happened and have never forgotten about this little boy. The parents were very disinterested in searching for this boy. They moved to CA very shortly after the disappearance. It was shocking how little concern there was for finding this boy by ANY family members. There were never any traces of the boy or what could have happened to him. It's very very sad. I hope someone some day comes forward and talks. I'll never forget this poor baby boy.

MagnoliaMountain
07-27-2013, 02:07 PM
His father and stepmom sound more than suspicious..If they haven't hurt him themselves I think they were definitely involved in his disappearance somehow.

Poor Randi.

JusticeWillBeServed
10-12-2014, 05:42 AM
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2003/mar/13/mother-of-former-suspect-overjoyed/

The step-mother is interviewed in this article and refers to Randi as "my son". I know she is the step-mother but Randi's disappearance probably did have a huge effect on her and I don't think she was involved.

JusticeWillBeServed
05-21-2015, 03:32 AM
Are investigators really close to solving this disappearance? That would be incredible

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/29118606/i-team-metro-detective-thaws-missing-person-cold-cases



A mysterious disappearance 23 years ago may finally be resolved by Metro Police detectives.

Three-year-old Randi Evers vanished from his family's home in 1992 and was most likely kidnapped, police say. A massive search and investigation failed to find the youngster, and many assumed Randi must have been murdered.

But the lead investigator on Metro's cold case team told the I-Team it's entirely possible Randi is still alive.



The detective tracked down practically everyone associated with the case, including every relative or half sibling he could find. He plugged all of that DNA information into his databases and recently got a hit. Randi, he said, is most likely alive.

MagnoliaMountain
05-21-2015, 03:51 AM
Randy is most likely alive? Wow! I can't wait to hear more about this.

JerseyGirl
05-21-2015, 09:35 AM
http://klas.images.worldnow.com/images/7839413_G.jpg

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/29118606/i-team-metro-detective-thaws-missing-person-cold-cases

AngelaH
05-23-2015, 11:10 AM
http://klas.images.worldnow.com/images/7839413_G.jpg

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/29118606/i-team-metro-detective-thaws-missing-person-cold-cases

Wow. This is so incredible. I can't believe this detective is solving so many cases. I hope other departments start doing what he is doing. I wish he would have named the solved cases. But most incredible is how close he is to solving Randi's disappearance!! I lived here when this happened and have always wondered what happened to this little boy. I am shocked to hear that he may still be alive. I can't even begin to imagine what the motive was for disappearance and who is behind it. I guess the parents?!? Anyways it states there will be another report on Monday. Can't wait to see what that says! This is really exciting!

JusticeWillBeServed
05-25-2015, 07:25 PM
http://www.8newsnow.com/story/29150461/las-vegas-detective-focuses-on-missing-person-cases-gone-cold



A third missing child may not be dead at all. Holley told the I-Team he thinks Randi Evers, kidnapped as a 3-year-old in 1992, is alive and living in a western city he declines to name. Metro is waiting for one more piece of forensic evidence before the Evers story is broken open.

pinklilies
05-28-2015, 06:03 PM
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2003/mar/13/mother-of-former-suspect-overjoyed/

The step-mother is interviewed in this article and refers to Randi as "my son". I know she is the step-mother but Randi's disappearance probably did have a huge effect on her and I don't think she was involved.

I agree, I dont think she knows what happened to him but if Holley is correct in his latest findings with the possible DNA match that would be amazing! I'll keep popping back to this thread to see if there's been an update.

JusticeWillBeServed
07-22-2015, 09:30 AM
I wonder what piece of "forensic evidence" is needed before this story is broken open? Anyone have an idea on what they could mean by that?

JusticeWillBeServed
09-26-2015, 03:40 AM
Bumping for Randi. The quote is from the story done in late May.


The detective tracked down practically everyone associated with the case, including every relative or half sibling he could find. He plugged all of that DNA information into his databases and recently got a hit. Randi, he said, is most likely alive.

Sleuthster
09-26-2015, 07:24 AM
The LV detective said he was waiting for one more piece of evidence to break the case open. He also said in the interview that he planned on retiring in a few months. I hope he did not do the later before he got that evidence. I fear this case could end up in a box in a store room, after he leaves, until the new detective decides to work on some cold cases.

Sleuthster
09-26-2015, 08:07 AM
I would be interested to know if one of the parents has a connection to Grand Prairie Tx.

AngelaH
09-26-2015, 09:22 AM
"Detective Holley plans to retire from Metro in a few months but hopes to return as a part-timer to work on the key files in the cold case room.

"I cannot abandon them. I will not abandon them. I will stay until they are done, and they will all be done," he said."
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/las-vegas-detective-focuses-on-missing-person-cases-gone-cold

I don't think he will leave this case unsolved. Also Las Vegas announced this week they brought back 2 retired detectives to work strictly on cold cases. Sounds like Cold Justice style. Great news for our community.

AngelaH
09-26-2015, 09:24 AM
edit double post

JusticeWillBeServed
09-30-2015, 04:32 AM
I hope the family has received more information about Randi than what has recently been made public. Although it's clear that the father and step-mother don't have the best relationship with investigators handling the case. Here's a quote from the detective: (http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/i-team-metro-detective-thaws-missing-person-cold-cases)


In the Evers case, which launched a major investigation, police were suspicious of the parents because they didn't help.

“Neither of the parents ever spoke to investigators, which means what to you?” Holley said. “Holy smoke, are they the doer? You know, did they arrange the kidnapping of their child?”

I'm not sure this is true. I know they stopped cooperating but I'm sure at the beginning, they were talking with investigators. When you have suspicions cast towards you; it's sort of understandable if you don't want to work with LE. At the same time, I recognize why their behavior is seen as suspicious. It's conflicting and the way Holley says this doesn't clear it up.

Another quote from the same article:


Holley: “We are working to collect DNA on other persons to compare it to Randi's DNA to see if it is him.”

I-Team: “This close?”

Holley: “Very close. Very close. It's super, super exciting.”

I-Team: “You're saying Randi Evers could be alive?”

Holley: “Yes, Randi Evers could be alive and it would be a watershed case.”

I-Team: “Not only could be alive, but you think you know where he is?”

Holley: “Yep. I think he could be in the western United States. He could be alive. Yep.”

Can someone please explain what he means by a "watershed case"? I believe the rules below are what is needed for a case to qualify as such. Still a little confused by what it means though.

First, the new rule must be "necessary to prevent an impermissible large risk of an inaccurate conviction."

Second, it must "alter our understanding of the bedrock procedural elements essential to the fairness of a proceeding."