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Doyle
02-05-2004, 05:51 AM
After chasing hundreds of tips and interviewing dozens of relatives of missing sisters Diamond and Tionda Bradley, the Chicago Police Department has moved the investigation to the Cold Case Squad
http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-bradley04.html

Police Release Age-Enhanced Images Of Bradley Sisters
Police Dismantle Missing Bradley Girls Task Force
http://www.nbc5.com/news/2817170/detail.html

Doyle
07-07-2004, 05:23 AM
The Cold Case Squad, an elite unit of the Chicago Police Department, has now taken over the investigation into the disappearance of Diamond and Tionda Bradley. The case has baffled investigators for almost three years but detectives remain determined. They said they need the public's help.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/news/042004_ns_coldcase.html

WasBlind
10-10-2004, 04:04 AM
Diamond and Tionda's web site

http://www.homestead.com/thebradleysisters/

With love and HOPE, Lanie
Help For The Missing
HelpForTheMissing@yahoo.com

WasBlind
10-10-2004, 04:06 AM
http://www.nbc5.com/news/3384047/detail.html?z=dp&dpswid=2265994&dppid=65193

Police are following up on tips that the girls were seen at a Wal-Mart store there.

Prayers for their safe return, Lanie

emma l
02-10-2005, 07:34 AM
Please go to these little girls site and think of them for a moment. I cannot imagine the pain of losing both children like this. It has been too long...............

The sisters site http://www.homestead.com/thebradleysisters/

All google matches http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=Diamond+and+Tionda+Bradley+missing+&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

All yahoo matches http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=diamond+and+Tionda+Bradley+missing&fr=FP-tab-web-t&toggle=1&ei=UTF-8

Does anyone live in the area or know anything about these 2 girls? Its been FOUR YEARS this year and still nothing. So awful.

mysteriew
05-01-2005, 12:22 PM
Police have found the remains of a young girl, they have not been positively identified as yet.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0505010316may01,1,2052029.story?coll=chi-news-hed

blueclouds
05-02-2005, 05:48 PM
Another link on the story. I remember this. I also remember a WS'er being frustrated that THIS was NOT national news!!!!!!!!! Most likely because the children were black?? How sad. Poor little girls. I hope this will bring some closure. But this only speaks of ONE child - I hope the other child can be found too.
http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-bones02.html

mysteriew
05-03-2005, 12:51 AM
Additional info.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/news/050205_ns_bones_found.html

carolina
05-18-2005, 09:24 AM
it says in this article they originally thought the remains were of rachel melon. they just have no idea who they belong too. i hope they don't get too may people's hopes up before finding the right answer.


http://abclocal.go.com/wls/news/050405_ns_bones_examined.html

carolina
05-18-2005, 09:31 AM
"Forensic experts say the bones are those of a white or Hispanic girl in her early teens"

http://www.nbc5.com/news/4455548/detail.html?z=dp&dpswid=2265994&dppid=65193

sharon25
05-18-2005, 10:29 AM
"Forensic experts say the bones are those of a white or Hispanic girl in her early teens"

http://www.nbc5.com/news/4455548/detail.html?z=dp&dpswid=2265994&dppid=65193
I hope they can figure out who she is, and if not give the public more clues to go on to try and figure out who she is.

mysteriew
05-24-2005, 02:32 AM
Police on Saturday confirmed that bones found late last month on the Far South Side are not those of missing sisters Tionda and Diamond Bradley.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0505220488may22,1,6719104.story?coll=chi-newslocalchicago-hed

carolina
05-27-2005, 09:33 AM
has anyone maybe seen anything that says how long they think the bones have been there for?

Keona
07-08-2005, 02:01 PM
ENDANGERED MISSING !

On July 6, 2001 Tionda Z. Bradley, age 10 years and her sister, three-year-old Diamond Yvette Bradley , were reported missing to the Chicago Police Department, Chicago, Illinois.

According to their mother, a note written by Tionda was found, stating that the two girls were going to the store and to the school playground. An extensive search of the area and surrounding neighborhood met with negative results.

Both children were last seen in the vicinity of 3526 South Lake Park Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

http://geocities.com/angels_resort/tiondacollage.jpg

Jenn
07-08-2005, 02:18 PM
Hi Keona! Welcome to Websleuths! There is already a thread for Diamond and Tionda. Feel free to discuss. Their case is very puzzling!

Here is the link: http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9621&highlight=Diamond+Bradley

Rocky
07-08-2005, 02:40 PM
Keona, do you know what I did when my daughter's best friend was kidnapped?

I wrote this poem, to touch hearts and get them involved and emailed it out to hundreds of news agencies...



God's Little Angel

in memory of Danielle. my Daughter's best friend.......

God looks over and reaches out with a smile
cutest little angel he's seen in a while
her pretty blonde hair with sparkling blue eyes
Beautiful white wings for soaring in the skies

he hugs her tight as she begins to cry
looking up at God's face, she asks him "why"
he says "you will always be with your family and friends
touching their hearts with sunshine and comforting soft winds"

the nice summer breeze always cozy and warm
a ray of sunshine twinkles after a storm
pink and purple flowers open with your touch
gives happiness to those missing you so much

it's time to fill hurting hearts she cheerfully sings
floating up Danielle smiles trying her pretty wings



Copyright ©2002 Rocky

when you tell someone something they forget, when you touch their hearts, they remember forever...

at a penny a tear, that was a million dollar poem...


I'm really just trying to help you...

tybee204
07-14-2005, 10:44 PM
Keke
I answered this question for you the other day on another thread you started


Almost every case in the featured forum started as a thread either in Missing or Crimes in the news. It becomes a featured case depending on hits and interest generated on the original threads. When it becomes to big for the original threads I create a forum. Cases listed in the featured section get there based on poster interest and participation.


That and that alone is what determines the "Featured Cases" on Websleuths.

BirdieBoo
07-15-2005, 05:03 AM
Bump. Another thread has been started, perhaps the two can be merged.

tybee204
07-15-2005, 12:34 PM
Lets try to keep the posts on the topic. The thread isnt about keke or white people. It is about :

On July 6, 2001 Tionda Z. Bradley, age 10 years and her sister, three-year-old Diamond Yvette Bradley , were reported missing to the Chicago Police Department, Chicago, Illinois.


Please keep the focus on them.

tybee

tipper
07-15-2005, 02:40 PM
I really think that you are missing the point. What you said about Jahi may or may not be true, however, he is One child. Missing black children are mostly ignored by the media. I really don't see how you can dispute that. :twocents:
Missing children in general are mostly ignored by the media. Unless there is something about the case that catches the public's interest. Parents of all colors all over the country are begging for coverage. At best they may get a local news story and that is it.

Jeana (DP)
07-15-2005, 02:46 PM
They're both beautiful and they've been gone too long. I hope their mother gets some answers and very quickly!!!!

jannuncutt
07-15-2005, 02:47 PM
Missing children in general are mostly ignored by the media. Unless there is something about the case that catches the public's interest. Parents of all colors all over the country are begging for coverage. At best they may get a local news story and that is it.
The media generates the public's interest and, missing black children are mostly ignored by the media.

Jeana (DP)
07-15-2005, 02:48 PM
The media generates the public's interest and, missing black children are mostly ignored by the media.


Tybee wants us to talk about the girls - not the color. ;) ;) ;) ;)

BirdieBoo
07-16-2005, 02:02 AM
Diamond and Tionda media coverage:

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/news/042004_ns_coldcase.html
From the linked article:
The Bradley family did not want to do an on-camera interview, but says they have not given up hope that Diamond and Tionda will be found alive. A $20,000 reward is still being offered in the case.

On-camera interviews are usually good for generating publicity, and public interest. It is always better to see an on-camera interview of an interested party than to just see the newscaster read the story. I understand that it is a very difficult time for families of the missing, but on-camera interviews are definitely helpful.

Keke
07-16-2005, 04:42 PM
http://geocities.com/angels_resort/tiondacollage.jpg
My collage for the Bradley's

tybee204
07-17-2005, 07:00 PM
keona/Keke is banned. It is a shame because an advocate for Missing and Murdered Children of Color with maturity and passion would have been as asset for WS and the crusade for Missing children.

spygirl
07-18-2005, 10:22 AM
keona/Keke is banned. It is a shame because an advocate for Missing and Murdered Children of Color with maturity and passion would have been as asset for WS and the crusade for Missing children.I agree. :(

It's too bad that none of the national news websites have message boards; I checked. But if the real underlying issue here is getting African-American kids more media exposure, this would be a good start:

Court TV Amber Alerts and Missing People Message Board
http://boards.courttv.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=10

I imagine CTV's message boards generate a lot of media traffic.

And kudos to Nancy Grace for giving African-American kids national coverage during her time-slot on CTV.

mysteriew
11-28-2005, 12:01 AM
Investigators may have ruled out a link between human bones found on Chicago's South Side and two high-profile missing children cases.

Forensic experts say the bones are those of a white or Hispanic girl in her early teens. That would rule out a connection to either Tionda or Diamond Bradley, sisters who disappeared in July of 2001 from their South Side home.

DNA tests still need to be completed for further information.
http://www.nbc5.com/news/4455548/detail.html

Old Broad
06-30-2006, 12:18 PM
A new article on these 2 missing children, it's almost 5 years now since they've vanished. I am a bit confused when I searched here for threads to find there is a thread in the missing/located forum since these children have never been found?

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=special_coverage&id=4319273

Old Broad

Soonerbebe
06-30-2006, 03:38 PM
This is SO sad. I never even heard of this case, until I read it here. My thoughts and prayers are with their family.

SewingDeb
07-05-2006, 06:23 PM
(CBS) CHICAGO A possible new lead in the search for two young South Side sisters comes nearly five years after their disappearance.

Thursday marks the anniversary of the disappearance of Diamond and Tionda Bradley.

As CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports, a telephone call is now giving the family new hope.

According to police, a woman called the tip line last week. She didn't claim to be a psychic, but what she told them got their attention.

An entire room at the police station is devoted to paperwork involving Tionda and Diamond Bradley.

and

Biggane says she got a phone call last week from a woman who said she had a dream about the girls, but Biggane thinks the dream may be an excuse just to talk and what the woman said got the detective's attention.

"It makes me believe they are alive," she said. "Some of the information is credible, which makes me want to pursue this lead a little bit farther."

~more at link (http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_186144359.html)~

Lakergirl123
07-06-2006, 12:40 PM
This is fabulous news.

Praying for these sisters!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

lisag
07-07-2006, 10:49 AM
I am sooooo hoping this tip leads to something!!
Fiver years is much too long to go without answers!

I hope the girls are alive!!!

Bobbisangel
07-13-2006, 07:59 AM
I am sooooo hoping this tip leads to something!!
Fiver years is much too long to go without answers!

I hope the girls are alive!!!




Wouldn't that be wonderful for the parents as well as the girls. That would be a miracle for sure. Hopfully someone took them that didn't have any children and just wanted two little girls and has loved them and taken good care of them all of this time. Prayers that they will find the girls soon.

missacorah
07-26-2006, 03:52 PM
This is a really sad case. I guess all we can hope for at the best is that these two little beauties are together, perhaps with the man who thought he was one of their fathers? At least then they would be with someone for the right reasons(ie he loved them so much he wanted them with him). Has this man been checked out and cleared?

Also I cant understand why the mother Tracy was described as being uncooperative. Why would you be like this if your child was missing? It said in a couple of reports that tracy came home at 11 am but several witnesses said that the girls were seen playing outside the residence at 12pm so what happened there?

Also I wonder if it was customary for the girls to leave a note for mum saying they were poping to the shop. Would mum have thought that was fine and not started looking for them till later or would that have been a warning sign to her?

Bobbisangel
07-29-2006, 03:08 AM
The two little girls that this thread started out to be about kind of got lost in the shuffle. Has there been any news at all about them? Someone had to have picked them up. There is no way that they are out there on their own at 10 and 3 years old.

bykerladi
07-29-2006, 09:56 AM
I did a quick search. After the supposed lead mentioned on July 5, no new news has been mentioned..

Bobbisangel
08-16-2006, 07:24 AM
No news about the girls I guess.

Rle7
01-15-2007, 02:25 PM
Since Shawn Hornbeck disappeared four and a half years ago, his parents made it their mission to help other families of missing children.

A woman from Fridley, Minn., said she owes a great deal to Hornbeck's family and is celebrating Shawn's return home after he and another boy were found in Missouri on Friday.

Shelia Bradley-Smith knows the pain and worry when a child is missing.

"It's indescribable. I wouldn't wish it on the devil himself," she said.

Her great nieces, Tionda and Diamond Bradley, have been missing from Chicago since 2001. They were 10- and 3-years old when they disappeared.

She has been working to keep the search for the girls alive. The Shawn Hornbeck Foundation has been a big part of that effort by providing funds and support.

http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_013223733.html

phylliyum
02-22-2007, 01:12 AM
whatever came from that tip???? does anyone know? I've looked but i can't find anything.

bykerladi
03-07-2007, 10:36 PM
The sisters have a new website: http://www.bradleysisters.com/ The old one appears to have been disabled.

I wasn't able to find out any more information about that tip from the caller. I didn't see anything new on the great aunt's webpage... But it raises a question for me - where is the mother?

Bobbisangel
03-15-2007, 04:25 AM
On Nancy Grace this week the girls aunts said that the girls never left notes for their mother because they had axcess to her cell phone. She said that the note was compared to the older girl's handwriting and it was her handwriting but she said the grammer wasn't like the older girl's grammer. They also compared that to a letter the girl had written a few months before.

What I found was interesting was that the oldest girl did leave a message on her mom's phone. There were two men named George in the family's life. One was the mother's boyfriend and one was a neighbor man.

The message said that George was at the door and she wanted to know if she should let him in. Then she said that the two girls were going to some store with George and they were going to pick up a birthday cake for Vicky..another sister and then they were going to pick up the mother at work.

That sounds to me that it was the boyfriend George that was taking them to the store to get a birthday cake and then pick up mom at work. They were never heard of again. The aunt didn't mention that a cake had been found at their home. She said she thought the note that was left was written under diress.

The oldest girl would be 19 now I think. Wouldn't you think that she would have contacted her mother by now if she was still alive? She was old enough not to forget her mom when she disappeared.

I wonder how good of a look LE took at this George at the time the girls disappeared.

HollywoodBound
03-15-2007, 10:38 PM
George is the father of Diamond according to amw.com This means the girl had to call her mother to ask if the father of her sister could come in. Still seems more likely then a neighbor getting a cake and picking the mother up but also a little unusual. It said George and the mother were the last 2 to see the girls alive.

gidget641
07-06-2007, 12:09 PM
It is the 6 year anniversary of the disappearance of these little sisters


From channel 7 (abc) news
July 6, 2007 - A prayer walk and vigil Friday will mark the sixth year anniversary of the disappearance of two sisters from the South Side of Chicago.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=5455619

maiseyjane
07-07-2007, 06:13 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-missingjul07,1,756618.story?coll=chi-news-hed




Web photo revives hope for missing girls
Relatives mark Bradley sisters' disappearance

By Monique Garcia
Tribune staff reporter
Published July 7, 2007

Six years after the Bradley sisters vanished from their South Side apartment, family members have renewed hope the girls will be found safe after discovering what they say is a recent photo of one of the girls on a Web site.

Shelia Bradley-Smith, the girls' aunt, said she believes the photo is of Tionda, who would now be 16.

MORE AT LINK ABOVE

Mr. E
07-07-2007, 06:55 PM
The family is reluctant to release the photo at this time, according to one article I read. I wonder why?

meggilyweggily
07-07-2007, 07:21 PM
The family is reluctant to release the photo at this time, according to one article I read. I wonder why?


The police maybe advised them not to. And if it's not her, it might cause embarrassment for the person whom it really is.

Spazkat9696
07-08-2007, 12:29 AM
The family is reluctant to release the photo at this time, according to one article I read. I wonder why?

Maybe they don't want to tip anyone off. The police can track down where the website is hosted and maybe even the picture. I just hope it wasn't on a Noreen Gosch type site.

Angels_Not_Forgotten
07-08-2007, 12:29 PM
I can't get the website (theirs) to pull up, it keeps saying it has been disabled. Anyone know anything about that?

missacorah
07-08-2007, 01:23 PM
Fingers crossed they will soon be reunited with their families. In my opinion these girls are definitely with a family member not a stranger.

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed
08-28-2007, 12:12 AM
They finally did release the photo of the girl they believe to be Tionda.


"As CBS 2's Mike Parker reports, now a photograph has surfaced on the Internet on a MySpace page by someone named "Angelique." Although tracing the source of the picture has been fruitless so far, the girlsí aunt believes it could well be a picture of Tionda, who would be 16 today.

"That's my niece. I'm telling you that's my niece. And if it's not my niece, only DNA can prove me different,Ē said Shelia Bradley Smith.

A West Side pastor who has been counseling the family thinks she may be right.

"It looks like a very close resemblance,Ē said Rev. Paul Jakes.

The family has posted the mystery photo on their Web site, FindTiondaAndDiamond.com (http://www.findtiondanddiamond.com/).

"I need for the community, anybody throughout the United States or internationally to just take a look at the picture. Maybe they know who that girl is, because if it was put on there as a joke or a hoax, we need to just know,Ē Bradley Smith said.

More At Link: http://cbs2chicago.com/local/local_story_239153718.html

emma l
08-28-2007, 05:02 AM
This girl does look very smiliar. My first reaction is to say that its so very unlikely that this would be her. But then I think back to Shawn Hornbeck. We all know now that he was a member of soem of these social networking sites during the time he was missing.

What do you all think?

missacorah
08-28-2007, 11:14 AM
Looks very plausible indeed. I think Shawns recovery has given all these older cases hope people perhaps wouldnt have had for them before.

jantel74
08-28-2007, 04:23 PM
It does look a lot like Tionda. I wonder if there were any pictures of Diamond on the site? I guess not or it would be very likely that it is them.

Mr. E
08-28-2007, 04:51 PM
Wow. It really looks like her. But I am a hopeful optimist.

Ang50
08-28-2007, 11:20 PM
It really does look like her. I wonder how much she resembles her mother or father and if this picture looks like them.

pan05
08-29-2007, 04:57 AM
It really does look like her, wouldn`t it be fantastic if it was??:clap:

Jeana (DP)
08-30-2007, 11:47 AM
We've heard from a family spokesperson and are in the process of registering her. I know that you all will treat her as we do all of our victims' families and welcome her with open arms!!!!

pan05
08-30-2007, 03:28 PM
I really hope this is her, their mother just wants them to come home so they can be a family again ... I am keeping all my fingers and toes crossed on this one

Cubby
08-30-2007, 03:43 PM
I really hope this is her, their mother just wants them to come home so they can be a family again ... I am keeping all my fingers and toes crossed on this one


Me too. I wonder why LE is unable to determine where the photo originated.

Jeana (DP)
08-30-2007, 04:14 PM
Hopefully, the family spokesperson will be able to answer some of these questions.

mjak
08-30-2007, 07:37 PM
Welcome to the family spokesperson. If you are the aunt who I have seen on Nancy Grace and with the wonderful website I want to tell you that I think you are doing an amazing job advocating for your niecies and other missing children. They are blessed to have you and I hope and pray they are returned to you and your family. Welcome to websleuths.

mjak

Sheliah
08-30-2007, 07:49 PM
Hello Readers,
I thank you for the invite and I am eager to answer questions within my reasonable means. I am glad to be here and please forward the following message to everyone you know. Thanks for all the prayers, support, and devotion you have and continues to give to my family We do have an official website with pictures and details about Tionda and Diamond.

I HAVE POSTED A PHOTO OF WHO WE THINK MAY BE TIONDA BRADLEY; ONE OF MY KIDNAPPED NIECES. GO TO www.findtiondanddiamond.com to view the photo! IF YOU HAVE SEEN THIS GIRL YOU ARE URGED TO CALL THE PROPER AUTHORITIES...... TIONDA AND DIAMOND HAVE BEEN MISSING FOR 6 YEARS NOW AND ENOUGH IS ENOUGH --- TIME FOR SOMEONE TO SPEAK UP AND SEND THEM HOME. GO LOOK AT THE PICTURE AND IF YOU KNOW THIS GIRL THEN YOU NEED TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND LET SOMEONE KNOW. DONT DISMISS IT AS SPAM --- THIS IS REAL MISSING GIRLS WITH REAL FAMILY THAT MISSES THEM...................IT JUST TAKES 5 SECONDS FOR YOU TO LOOK AND SAY: "NOPE! HAVENT SEEN HER BEFORE. OR "WOW THAT IS MA BEST FRIEND OR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR" If you are my friends like you say you are -- you will take 5 seconds look at the site and make sure you do or dont know her.

Family of kidnapped sisters may have photo of Tionda Bradley. Please visit their website at www.findtiondanddiamond.com for all the information and pictures. She may be in your area. If you see the girl in the black, please call 1-312-746-9690 or 1-800-843-5678. There is a $30.000.00 reward for information leading directly to the whereabouts of Tionda and Diamond Bradley. Please help!

Thank you for your help and GOD BLESS!

Angie4b1g
08-30-2007, 07:51 PM
I hope you are right and that it is her, and not just some prank (which is what it seems like to me). Thoughts and prayers for your family!

Sheliah
08-30-2007, 07:58 PM
I submitted her photos to the national center a while ago and they allowed the forensic people to look at it and said they cannot rule it out. That is what made me finally put the photos out. They did also say that they cannot officially say it is.

mjak
08-30-2007, 08:02 PM
I have repeatedly looked at the picture for the past two days and I have to say the resembalance is striking. I have seen many photos of alledged missing chldren and this is by for the most striking one I have seen. This photo deffinitly needs to be ID'd one way or the other. The bone structure, nose are just so similiar. There has to be a way to track down the origin of this photo.

mjak

Sheliah
08-30-2007, 08:21 PM
That is another reason I released the photos because not being able to track it is unacceptable.

Sheliah
08-30-2007, 08:27 PM
Actually she is doing a little better and is very hopeful.

Sheliah
08-30-2007, 08:28 PM
I thought I was addressing the post on the previous page about the children's mother. Oooops!

Cubby
08-30-2007, 08:30 PM
Hi Sheliah and welcome to WS.

I too think the photo has a striking resemblence. I am praying this is Tionda and not a hoax, with someone who found a look-a-like.

Can you tell us why LE (law enforcement) has not been able to determine where this photo originated? I'm surprised they are not able to determine the ISP address of whomever sent it.

Thanks, welcome, and tons of prayers to you and your family.

Sheliah
08-30-2007, 08:35 PM
They tracked the photo to a twelve year old girl that didn't want to use her own photo; so she claims to have gotten it off the internet. The investigation about the photo is still pending, but were are hoping someone will recognize the photo and call the National Center.

Sheliah
08-30-2007, 08:40 PM
I am going to take a time out, we received over 600 emails about the photo and I have been checking them all day. I will log back on later if someone is on. Thanks all for your prayers, caring hearts, and for the invite.

Cubby
08-30-2007, 08:41 PM
The source then should be accesible via the 12 yr olds hard drive. If LE can get access to it....... I think. I would hope the 12 yr olds parents would be willing to help and allow access to the computer.

There are a lot of wonderful, amazing people here on WS. I hope we can help provide some answers and find those two beautiful girls.

Does the family think they are still in the area? Chicagoland, that is.... and, forgive me, I have not followed all the news articles, is it believed someone who knew the family abducted these two girls? My memory goes back to when the story was first reported, long before my internet days.

My gut tells me this was someone familiar with the family, in some way. My gut also tells me these two girls are still alive.... somewhere.....

Thanks, this is on my daily check list.

Ok, no hurry......... Keep us posted when you can..... and let us know how we can help. I'm semi local in the next county over........

mjak
08-30-2007, 08:57 PM
That is another reason I released the photos because not being able to track it is unacceptable.

Yes it is unacceptable. As someone else said the source should be determinable from the 12 year olds hard drive or at least that should be checked. We can use a satalite in space to identify a car no earth , we can put men on the moon and we transplant organs from one person to another; how can we be unable to determine the origin of a single photo on the internet?? It dose not make sense to me. Very fustrating.

mjak

jantel74
08-30-2007, 09:16 PM
Welcome, Sheliah. I really hope that Tionda and Diamond come home soon. Six years is way too long for them to be gone. I've looked at the pictures several times. The resemblance is unreal. I'll be shocked if it's not her.

diamondgirl
09-04-2007, 02:32 PM
I'm a total skeptic, but that picture really does look like her. I'm in Chicago and when this story first came out I really thought they were gonna find them right away. I can't believe they're still not found. This story has always really stuck with me.

missacorah
09-05-2007, 04:33 AM
Me too. Something about these 2 little girls has really captured peoples hearts.

Ang50
11-04-2007, 10:41 PM
Any updates??

chicoliving
12-15-2007, 12:18 AM
The family of a missing man is helping in the search for two little girls who vanished six years ago.

Tionda and Diamond Bradley now have their first billboard, located on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 84th Street.

http://cbs2chicago.com/local/tionda.diamond.bradley.2.611499.html

Gina_M
12-15-2007, 09:19 PM
I am so glad to hear that the billboard is up! I wish more could be found out about that "mystery girl" that might be Tionda.

pixies
12-15-2007, 09:32 PM
Has the family been completely ruled out by LE? What about the 2 Georges?

Gina_M
12-15-2007, 11:05 PM
That's an interesting coincidence. For a minute I thought you were talking about the Anna Waters case, which also involves two people named George (often referred to as the "2 Georges").

Here are their Charley Project pages:
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bradley_tionda.html
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bradley_diamond.html

HollywoodBound
01-28-2008, 07:44 PM
Bumping this case. Were the photo's from the 12 year old ever identified?

Cubby
01-30-2008, 04:24 AM
According to the site Sheliah Bradley, the girls aunt set up, no, the source of the picture has not yet been identified. Not sure what is taking so long.:mad:

Here is a link to her site. Pictures of the unidentified possible match are listed under her events section.
http://www.findtiondanddiamond.com/

A few other updates as well.... music wise.


Please keep Sheliah in your prayers, I have read elsewhere she is frustrated with this search for various reasons. She needs our prayers and support right now.

HollywoodBound
01-30-2008, 09:52 AM
Yes, I saw the picture was still up too. I was hoping maybe the picture was IDed but the site just hadn't been updated. I can not believe how long it is taking. I would have thought the 12 year old's computer should have an archived search history to help find where she got it from. I'm sure there are a lot of legalities though in searching someones computer, maybe they couldn't get approval to do so.

Cubby
01-30-2008, 09:36 PM
Yes, I saw the picture was still up too. I was hoping maybe the picture was IDed but the site just hadn't been updated. I can not believe how long it is taking. I would have thought the 12 year old's computer should have an archived search history to help find where she got it from. I'm sure there are a lot of legalities though in searching someones computer, maybe they couldn't get approval to do so.


And how cooperative the 12 yr olds parents are with LE. I would hope they are being cooperative and it's something else. Doesn't sound like anyone knows.

HollywoodBound
04-20-2008, 08:37 AM
Bumping this thread.

Cubby
04-21-2008, 12:05 AM
Thanks for bumping this thread. I was just thinking about Tionda and Diamond yesterday. It looks like Sheliah has updated her site. Some new pics, and stories. The unidentified Tionda look like is still there so I assume there is still no news.


Prayers for the Bradley sisters and family.

emma l
04-21-2008, 11:35 AM
And how cooperative the 12 yr olds parents are with LE. I would hope they are being cooperative and it's something else. Doesn't sound like anyone knows.


I think it depends where it originated. Its actually pretty easy to block your IP address and prevent people tracing you. Theres even a website you can channel emails/posts through which generates a IP address for you, making you almost untracable. If the person who this girl sourced the photo from is even remotely technically minded- and even if it came off their own website- they would be hard, if not impossible to trace if they wanted to be. Plus websites dissapear all the time. Thats the problem with the internet- its totally anonymous with a little bit of work.

IMO it would be easier to start backwards. IE: Get the photo as much publicity as possible and hope that someone comes forward to identify the girl.

Also- it is not impossible that this is really her. Look at Shawn Hornbeck. He had numerous internet profiles whilst he was abducted. Its just that the internet is so vast that no one who knew him from his "past life" came across them.

chicoliving
05-01-2008, 06:10 PM
A great aunt of the missing Bradley sisters aays an expert told her the girl in a photo sent to the family last year appears to be of Tionda.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6116324


more at this link

http://www.nbc5.com/news/16116960/detail.html?dl=mainclick

meggilyweggily
05-01-2008, 06:41 PM
I don't think the picture is of Tionda. It certainly looks like her, and it could be her, but I've seen way too many cases where the family identified a photo as that of a missing person and it turned out to be someone completely unrelated.

LillyRush
05-02-2008, 04:34 AM
I think the girl looks like Tionda. I hope they're able to successfully figure out if it's her.

Mr. E
05-02-2008, 09:39 AM
I'd be so excited and happy if it was her, but I've become so wary about such identifications. What about Diamond? Why wasn't a pic forwarded of a girl that looks like her? If there had been, I'd be more likely to believe.

Goodness, I've become skeptical. I used to believe far-out theories at the drop of a hat!

lew657
05-02-2008, 10:39 AM
Question - does that new photo look like a school pic? I am wondering if the checked the websites for school photographers. They often use pics from student shoots.

meggilyweggily
05-02-2008, 10:41 AM
Question - does that new photo look like a school pic? I am wondering if the checked the websites for school photographers. They often use pics from student shoots.


It doesn't look like a school picture to me. Just an ordinary snapshot.

Trino
05-02-2008, 10:56 AM
There's a $30,000 reward. I'm guessing if she has a My Space page, someone knows her and with the story making headlines, they'll come forward.

Spazkat9696
05-02-2008, 01:47 PM
Another link http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,353951,00.html I hope Diamond is OK.

White Rain
05-02-2008, 05:36 PM
check out the pics and tell me what yall think. I see a resemblence!


The family of two sisters missing for nearly seven years has renewed hope for their safe return after a forensic artist said an online photo of a mystery teen is the older child, according to reports.
Lois Gibson, a forensic artist with the Houston Police Department, said the online photo is that of Tionda Bradley, who disappeared at age 10 on July 6, 2001, from Chicago's south side with her 3-year-old sister, Diamond, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
"I took a hard look at them (the photos) for the first time (this week), and I do not say this lightly, but it's her," Gibson told the Sun-Times.
more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,353951,00.html

White Rain
05-02-2008, 05:38 PM
I also posted this on Diamond and Tionda's thread.
I can see a resemblance...what about you guys?
Ohhh I so hope it's her!!!!

The family of two sisters missing for nearly seven years has renewed hope for their safe return after a forensic artist said an online photo of a mystery teen is the older child, according to reports.
Lois Gibson, a forensic artist with the Houston Police Department, said the online photo is that of Tionda Bradley, who disappeared at age 10 on July 6, 2001, from Chicago's south side with her 3-year-old sister, Diamond, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
"I took a hard look at them (the photos) for the first time (this week), and I do not say this lightly, but it's her," Gibson told the Sun-Times.
more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,353951,00.html

AmandaBrown23
05-02-2008, 05:40 PM
i wonder where little diamond is if this is her

SeriouslySearching
05-02-2008, 05:41 PM
The Chicago Police Department told MyFOXChicago.com they are aware of the photos but there are no substantial leads in the case.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,353951,00.html

It doesn't sound like they are going to do anything to verify if it is her or not. :(

White Rain
05-02-2008, 05:41 PM
Sorry guys...I posted this as well on another thread of theirs...I didn't know they had more than one. Anyway I hope it's her!

White Rain
05-02-2008, 05:42 PM
Do yall think it's her?

AmandaBrown23
05-02-2008, 05:44 PM
Honestly it doesnt look so much like her that I would believe 100% that it was

SeriouslySearching
05-02-2008, 05:44 PM
Could be. No way to really tell unless they find her and do a DNA test tho.

NewMom2003
05-02-2008, 05:52 PM
I definitely see the resemblance.

How did they find the picture and is the girl in it aware of all of this? :confused:

tempusfugit
05-02-2008, 05:54 PM
Do yall think it's her?

I'm not sure, children change so much over the years. I looked at both photos, wanted so bad to see a resemblance, but honestly it's hard to say. I would love for this to be her, for her family's sake.

lorelei
05-02-2008, 06:26 PM
I really think the girl looks a lot like her. I wish someone (Nancy Grace, et al) would cover this and see if they can identify who/where this girl is. I've only seen local news stories on this picture, though this Fox story may be national?

Also, take a look at this site-
near the bottom is the age progression picture of Tionda- they look incredibly similar IMO.
http://www.findtiondanddiamond.com/OURBRADLEYSISTERS.HTML

Marie
05-02-2008, 08:39 PM
Interesting. I can't tell if the pics are of the same girl, but I did a little research on Lois Gibson, the forensic artist, and it seems that she's highly respected.

"... probably the most respected forensic artist and facial expert in the world." "Internationally Acclaimed." In The Guinness Book of World Records as "The World's Most Successful Forensic Artist" for the highest crime solving rate based on composite sketches. Etc.

She did the drawing for Galveston's "Baby Grace" (id'd as Riley Ann Sawyers), and also of the little boy (still unidentified) whose body was found in DuPage County.

Here's her website. (http://www.loisgibson.com/)

Amraann
05-02-2008, 09:39 PM
Its not her..
The hair line is different and that is something that does not change. Unless your like a 40 YO balding guy;)

Gina_M
05-02-2008, 09:51 PM
I definitely see the resemblance.

How did they find the picture and is the girl in it aware of all of this? :confused:

According to Tionda and Diamond's aunt, who posted on their thread (http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9621) last year, "They tracked the photo to a twelve year old girl that didn't want to use her own photo; so she claims to have gotten it off the internet." One would think the computer forensics experts would be able to track where she downloaded it from.

Yeah,me
05-02-2008, 10:52 PM
This is very poor reporting skills on the part of the journalist. It leads to more questions than answers, IMO. Where did the picture originate? What lead them to believe it is Tionda? Experts should not be making public statements like this without additional information. Can you imagine what the parents are going through with that little tidbit? What if the expert is wrong and their hopes are dashed AGAIN? I just cannot imagine.......

Marie
05-03-2008, 11:41 AM
Interesting. I can't tell if the pics are of the same girl, but I did a little research on Lois Gibson, the forensic artist, and it seems that she's highly respected.

"... probably the most respected forensic artist and facial expert in the world." "Internationally Acclaimed." In The Guinness Book of World Records as "The World's Most Successful Forensic Artist" for the highest crime solving rate based on composite sketches. Etc.

She did the drawing for Galveston's "Baby Grace" (id'd as Riley Ann Sawyers), and also of the little boy (still unidentified) whose body was found in DuPage County.

Here's her website. (http://www.loisgibson.com/)



A great aunt of the missing Bradley sisters aays an expert told her the girl in a photo sent to the family last year appears to be of Tionda.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6116324


more at this link

http://www.nbc5.com/news/16116960/detail.html?dl=mainclick

White Rain
05-03-2008, 06:59 PM
The mystery girl has been located!!!!

http://www.findtiondanddiamond.com/

meggilyweggily
05-03-2008, 07:30 PM
It looks like the photo isn't of Tionda then. I figured as much. I've seen several cases of strangers that look like identical twins. I wish the picture had been of Tionda. Her family deserves answers.

JanetElaine
05-03-2008, 09:27 PM
It looks like the photo isn't of Tionda then. I figured as much. I've seen several cases of strangers that look like identical twins. I wish the picture had been of Tionda. Her family deserves answers.

The announcement actually says they are still waiting on verification whether she is or is not Tionda (caps and color copied from http://www.findtiondanddiamond.com/):

WE ARE STILL AWAITING FINAL
VERIFICATION TO CONFIRM THAT SHE IS OR IS NOT TIONDA.

There's still hope. :)

Cubby
05-03-2008, 10:43 PM
WOW! That was fast! I wonder how they located her. Will be waiting on news whether or not this mystery girl is Tionda.

Thanks SO much for the update White Rain!

SeriouslySearching
05-03-2008, 11:24 PM
I am glad they will be able to find out if it is her or not. I hope the girl's "parents" are willing to cooperate for testing and not drag this out.

Cubby
05-03-2008, 11:30 PM
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/tionda.bradley.diamond.2.715402.html

Mystery girls father in California..... more at link

chicoliving
05-04-2008, 03:32 AM
Calif. Father Says The Picture Is That of His Daughter; Sorry That Image Raised Hopes of Bradley Family

The FBI Saturday night is investigating a California couple who claim that a mysterious picture on the Internet is actually their daughter, not missing Chicago girl Tionda Bradley.

And if they are right, a local private detective says, the case highlights the dangers of the Internet.

http://cbs2chicago.com/local/tionda.bradley.diamond.2.715402.html

SeriouslySearching
05-04-2008, 03:37 AM
Awww, how sad for the family. The girl does look just like her father tho. I am sure they will provide all the documentation to prove she is his legal daughter.

Spazkat9696
05-04-2008, 12:01 PM
As much as I hate to say to say it what about the mom? She has been less than cooperative according to this. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bradley_diamond.html

Spazkat9696
05-04-2008, 12:02 PM
There are still two threads for this case.

AmandaBrown23
05-04-2008, 12:10 PM
I didnt think it looked like her but I sure would have been happy to find out that it was. Now that family is feeling all the pain all over again. I feel so bad for them.

Cubby
05-04-2008, 12:51 PM
There are still two threads for this case.


Someone asked about merging the threads early on in the other thread and the mods decided against it. Which, imvho, I agree with. Too much off topic on the other thread. :twocents:

Mr. E
05-04-2008, 04:42 PM
So who sent the family the mystery girl's picture with the note "This is your sister Tionda"?

LillyRush
05-04-2008, 11:37 PM
Also, it's strange that they would say "sister", since the person they were sending it to was her aunt and other family members. Sounds like whomever sent it was a little confused on the case details. But, I hope that everyone cooperates and they can figure out for sure if it's her or if it was some kind of prank.

Mr. E
05-05-2008, 11:35 AM
Also, it's strange that they would say "sister", since the person they were sending it to was her aunt and other family members. Sounds like whomever sent it was a little confused on the case details. But, I hope that everyone cooperates and they can figure out for sure if it's her or if it was some kind of prank.

I took "sister" to be the familiar, African American meaning of the word. I think the note actually read "This is yo sistah Tionda," if I recall correctly. Not sister literally, but rather familiarly.

Gina_M
05-06-2008, 01:10 AM
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/tionda.bradley.diamond.2.715402.html

Mystery girls father in California..... more at link

It sounds like the girl's dad is being understanding and cooperative. He is right, too, that the mystery photo helped the case receive more national attention.

BeavisMom62
05-06-2008, 01:45 PM
I never read this thread before, but I remembered seeing the names. We had a local morning show here in FL this morning that had something about the case and they interviewed the forensic artist lady who still thinks its Tionda. I think the mystery girls dad was there too, but it was after 9:00 am and I was late for work so I didn't see it. I'll have to see if there is a website for that show. If anyone wants to look, its the "Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" on Fox.

gaia227
05-12-2008, 04:34 PM
I have read several instances of Tracey not being cooperative. I find it highly suspect that Tracy had a message from Tionda on her phone that she had not listened to. If your daughter was missing don't you think you would have checked your cell phone obsessively to make sure she hadn't called or left a message? Then after it is heard, it mysteriously disappears.
Not to mention you have to really question a mother who leaves her 10 and 3 year old alone while she goes to work.

link: http://www.truecrimediary.com/home/2007/11/bad_news_out_of_chicago_1.html

It is not letting me copy the link I want but this will take you to the site. Click on Archives and then find the story entitled: Every Picture Tells a Story.

Cubby
07-06-2008, 02:53 AM
Bumping for Tionda and Diamond. Today is the 7th anniversary of the girls being missing.
Prayers their family finds answers.

anthrobones
07-06-2008, 03:01 AM
The website for the girls doesn't work for me. It says Error.

Cubby
07-07-2008, 01:23 AM
The website for the girls doesn't work for me. It says Error.


http://www.findtiondanddiamond.com/

It's working fine for me.

Lucy's mom
09-23-2008, 06:20 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/09/23/grace.bradley.sisters/index.html

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Two little girls vanished on a warm summer day from a playground near their home on Chicago's South Side. Seven years have gone by since Tionda Bradley, 10, and her sister Diamond, 3, went missing.


This photo shows what Diamond Bradley might look like today. She would be 10.

1 of 2 The girls were left alone at home on July 6, 2001, while their mother, Tracey Bradley, went to work. Bradley last saw her daughters at 6 a.m., as she kissed each goodbye, leaving them to sleep a little while longer.

She returned at 11 a.m. to find the girls gone and a note in Tionda's writing saying they were going to the store and to play at a nearby school. Bradley searched for her daughters frantically that day. By nightfall, she called police for help.

For weeks, police, family, friends and volunteers combed Chicago by foot, air and boat. Dogs were used. Divers searched the ponds and lakes.

Investigators followed up every tip, and at one point desperate family members consulted well-known psychic Gale St. John. But the girls had disappeared without a trace.

Cubby
07-06-2009, 08:57 PM
Bumping. Today is the 8th anniversary of the disappearance of Tionda and Diamond.
We haven't forgotten you Tionda and Diamond.

HesterMofet
07-07-2009, 08:53 AM
Bumping. Today is the 8th anniversary of the disappearance of Tionda and Diamond.
We haven't forgotten you Tionda and Diamond.

I hope the rumors are true and they are alive and elsewhere! That at least means there is a chance they will be found and returned.

Tonia
07-07-2009, 11:04 PM
Bradley Sisters Missing For 8 Years; Mom Talks

It is still one of the highest profile unsolved missing persons case in the last 10 years. Eight years ago tonight we were learning that two young sisters had disappeared from their home on the south side of Chicago. Diamond and Tionda Bradley haven't been seen since. CBS 2's Pamela Jones talked to the girls' mother Monday.

Tracey Bradley is breaking her silence. For the past two years, she hasn't appeared at vigils for the girls. Today she said it was too difficult for her. But she says eight years has been too long and too painful.

"It's very scary," Bradley said. "I don't even come this way anymore."

She's walking the bridge where she started looking for her daughters, Diamond and Tionda. Tracey Bradley says each step takes her back to that frantic search.

"I was running and crying, just running and crying, running and crying," Bradley said.

Their mother says she hasn't heard from her daughters since they disappeared back on July 6, 2001. But she has heard from critics who accuse her, noting her absence at recent vigils.
Bradley's has a response to the folks who think that perhaps she may know what happened to her daughters: "Common sense would tell them that if they paid attention to the lie detector test, that proves that I didn't have anything to do with my kids being missing."
The reward in the case now stands at $30,000, according to the website FindTiondaandDiamond.com.

The private investigator on the case said within the past six months, they've gotten leads from the southern part of the U.S. though nothing has panned out.

The girls would be 18 and 11 today, and their grandmother says the lack of any evidence to suggest foul play gives them hope.

http://cbs2chicago.com/local/bradley.sisters.diamond.2.1074418.html

CastlesBurning
07-30-2009, 08:39 AM
Obviously, any parent who is missing a child is suffering in ways others can't even begin to imagine...but imagine this poor woman, who is missing BOTH her children. That must be a whole other kind of horror/pain...

laura08
07-30-2009, 01:27 PM
snipped this from another site.... Diamond was last seen at Jewel Food store at 35th King Dr. Chicago Il. Diamond entered the store alone but departed the store with an unidientified black male which looks to between the ages of 27-35. The male paid for his purchase with an Illinois Link card. By the video survelliance tape, itís only obvious that she didnít know the individual. The Merrillville Police Dept. contacted the Illinois Link card division and explained to them the situation. Illinois link stated that they could not release the card holders information because of privacy laws, but that they would contact the person themselves. When they called Merriville Police back they stated that, the card holder was a female . They stated to her what had happened and she told them,she didnít know what they were talking about and hung up. Merrillville Police asked for her address, so they could go to her home and show her an inhanced picture of the male that used her card and accessed it with her pin number to complete the purchase. Illinois Link stated that the information could not be given out even if they had gotten a State or a Federal supeana because Diamond didnít leave the store with the card holder, she left with a male that used their card holders card. They stated that they had to protect the card holders privacy because of the law. The card holder is protecting the man that was last seen with my child! That is the only lead that we had to Diamonds where abouts but now because of the Illinois Link Card laws my child canít be found. I ASK YOU THE PUBLIC FOR HELP!! If you have seen Diamond or Know where she may be please contact the Merrillville Police Dept. at 219-756-6173.

http://remembertheinnocents.wordpress.com/2008/04/17/diamond-tionda-bradley/

Mr. E
07-31-2009, 01:57 PM
Is there an enhanced photo of the man last seen with the Bradley sisters?

Cubby
07-31-2009, 02:18 PM
snipped this from another site.... Diamond was last seen at Jewel Food store at 35th King Dr. Chicago Il. Diamond entered the store alone but departed the store with an unidientified black male which looks to between the ages of 27-35. The male paid for his purchase with an Illinois Link card. By the video survelliance tape, it’s only obvious that she didn’t know the individual. The Merrillville Police Dept. contacted the Illinois Link card division and explained to them the situation. Illinois link stated that they could not release the card holders information because of privacy laws, but that they would contact the person themselves. When they called Merriville Police back they stated that, the card holder was a female . They stated to her what had happened and she told them,she didn’t know what they were talking about and hung up. Merrillville Police asked for her address, so they could go to her home and show her an inhanced picture of the male that used her card and accessed it with her pin number to complete the purchase. Illinois Link stated that the information could not be given out even if they had gotten a State or a Federal supeana because Diamond didn’t leave the store with the card holder, she left with a male that used their card holders card. They stated that they had to protect the card holders privacy because of the law. The card holder is protecting the man that was last seen with my child! That is the only lead that we had to Diamonds where abouts but now because of the Illinois Link Card laws my child can’t be found. I ASK YOU THE PUBLIC FOR HELP!! If you have seen Diamond or Know where she may be please contact the Merrillville Police Dept. at 219-756-6173.

http://remembertheinnocents.wordpress.com/2008/04/17/diamond-tionda-bradley/



I'm not sure what I think of this. If the girls were last seen at a Jewel at 35th and King, that is within the city of Chicago. Why would Merrillville, INDIANA be involved in the investigation? The card holder had an Illinois link card, not an Indiana card..... I don't recall IL police releasing this information - I could have missed it, but I'm not sure if this is rumor or fact. I can't think of any reason Indiana police would have any reason to investigate this as it occured in Chicago.

gaia227
07-31-2009, 03:42 PM
I was thinking about these girls today and looked them up and am very glad to see their thread is still alive.

I don't know what to think about the surveillance video as we don't who this poster is. They could just be making it up but they might also be a family member or something.

I have never known what to think when it came to these little girls. I fascillate back and forth between what I think has happened.

emma l
08-01-2009, 08:57 AM
[quote]


I'm not sure what I think of this. If the girls were last seen at a Jewel at 35th and King, that is within the city of Chicago. Why would Merrillville, INDIANA be involved in the investigation? The card holder had an Illinois link card, not an Indiana card..... I don't recall IL police releasing this information - I could have missed it, but I'm not sure if this is rumor or fact. I can't think of any reason Indiana police would have any reason to investigate this as it occured in Chicago.

It is a confusing post. I know that Sheila Bradley who posted it is the girls aunt and has been very active in looking for them...

HesterMofet
08-02-2009, 06:11 PM
There could be any number of reasons the woman in Merrillville, Indiana isn't talking. She's really not that far from Chicago and perhaps she was still receiving benefits there and didn't want to get in trouble for welfare fraud. Perhaps she had let the man use her card, which I am not sure is legal or perhaps she sold it to him. If she sold it to him, she may not even really know who he is. I thought you had to show ID with a Link card, but evidently somebody wasn't checking.

Cubby
08-02-2009, 09:06 PM
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It is a confusing post. I know that Sheila Bradley who posted it is the girls aunt and has been very active in looking for them...


If it came from Shelia I'd believe it... she's been vocal and the 'anchor' for this family, even when the girls mother was not cooperating with her. (from what I have read.) Thanks for the confirmation.

Cubby
08-02-2009, 09:09 PM
There could be any number of reasons the woman in Merrillville, Indiana isn't talking. She's really not that far from Chicago and perhaps she was still receiving benefits there and didn't want to get in trouble for welfare fraud. Perhaps she had let the man use her card, which I am not sure is legal or perhaps she sold it to him. If she sold it to him, she may not even really know who he is. I thought you had to show ID with a Link card, but evidently somebody wasn't checking.


True. That makes sense. Does anyone know if LE ever released the surveillence tape? I don't recall seeing it, but I could have missed it.

Angels_Not_Forgotten
08-08-2009, 12:04 AM
please pardon my ignorance, but what is a link card? a credit card?

Mr. E
08-08-2009, 12:47 PM
please pardon my ignorance, but what is a link card? a credit card?

Please someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I assumed it is the same as what is called here an EBT card...a card used in place of food stamps.

momtective
12-22-2009, 02:23 PM
I found myspace pages for both of these girls...Tionda's with a simple name search...Diamond's with a name search through Tionda's friends. I called it in to the cold case investigator and they are going to check it out. :wohoo:
There is a pic on Diamond's myspace although her page is private and it sure does look like the same little girl to me. Both pages were last accessed in '07
What a Christmas miracle if this is them and they are found alive and well!
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bradley_diamond.html
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bradley_tionda.html

Here's a side by side of the pic from the Charley Project and the pic on the myspace page. Please tell me what you think.
http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr260/momtective/WS%20photos/bradley_diamondcomposition.jpg

JLMcKenna83
12-22-2009, 02:41 PM
I tried to pull up the myspace page for Tionda but it came up with a Spaulding title, and I couldn't click on anything, then my computer when crazy :(

Thanks for the side by side momtective :)

momtective
12-22-2009, 02:54 PM
I tried to pull up the myspace page for Tionda but it came up with a Spaulding title, and I couldn't click on anything, then my computer when crazy :(

Thanks for the side by side momtective :)

Yes, the Spaulding page is hers. You just have to look through all the raining "B-ball makes me who I am" stuff. Her background is images from a photobucket account that has been deleted so it is really hard to look at the page.
I checked all the friends and can't find any comments from her on the pages that are public. Of course Diamond's in private so that's of no help either.
I'm hoping LE will get with myspace and be able to get info from them and possibly contact those on her friends list that identify themselves on public pages.

Cubby
06-29-2010, 07:19 PM
bumping as the 9th anniversary of Tionda and Diamonds disappearance approaches.

Also, I cleaned up the thread and removed the older posts not related to Tionda and Diamonds case. It was the least I could do for these two greatly missed girls as they deserve their thread to be on topic and focused on their case.

Cubby
07-06-2010, 06:32 AM
Today is the 9th anniversary of the disappearance of Tionda and Diamond.
9 years is too long. Someone knows what happened to these two girls.
I wish they would speak up. The family of these girls deserve answers.

We haven't forgotten you Diamond and Tionda.
Praying for answers to solve this case soon.

Cubby
07-06-2010, 09:17 PM
July 6, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Nine years ago today two young sisters disappeared without a trace from Chicago's South Side. Tonight, family and friends of Diamond and Tionda Bradley will gather for an annual vigil for the girls, hoping they learn what happened to them.

The girl would be 12 and19 today.

<snip>

"Over the years there have been a lot of leads that have come in, and have been actually followed up by private investigators, who I must commend, and certainly Chicago Police we commend them and FBI," said Rev. Paul Jakes, family spokesperson. "But yet we still need the citizens and community to still do their part, because someone out of a big community saw these children being taken by someone."

Chicago Police have officially moved this case into their cold case unit. They said there are currently no open leads.

Full article at link:

So sad to read there are currently no open leads. I fully agree with Rev. Paul Jakes, the family spokesperson. Someone who resided in the community at the time knows something. Praying they come forward with the information they know. This family has suffered long enough.

Cubby
07-06-2010, 09:24 PM
Vigil to be held today for Bradley sisters’ disappearance

Sisters vanished nine years ago

by Kathy Chaney (http://www.chicagodefender.com/articles.by.Author-134.html)

Diamond and Tionda Bradley’s family continues to keep their case in the spotlight by holding prayer vigils and marches every July 6, the day they disappeared nine years ago.

The Bradley sisters went missing from their South Side home in 2001. They were ages 3 and 10 respectively. They would now be 12 and 19 years old.

<snip>

Searches in the neighborhood, at the Dan Ryan Woods, Washington Park and in more than 5,000 abandoned buildings across the city yielded no results.

full article at link:

http://www.chicagodefender.com/article-8186-vigil-to-be-held-today-for-bradley-sistersrs-disappearance.html

Cubby
07-07-2010, 08:12 AM
The anniversary of the July 6, 2001, disappearance of Tionda and Diamond Bradley, the two sisters who went missing from their South Side apartment, brings mixed feelings for their relatives.

"It's like bittersweet for our family. We miss them, but get to get the word out," said their aunt, Shelia Bradley Smith.

There's a little more focus on the sweet this year, as Mars Inc. has etched the girls' faces and the date of their disappearance on M&M's Chocolate Candies and donated the candy for use in a missing children's awareness program in North Carolina next month.


full article at link:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/2472318,CST-NWS-bradley07.article


Pictures of the M&M candies can be seen here:
http://findtiondanddiamond.com/

Cherry Baby
07-07-2010, 09:17 AM
I remember when this first hit the news - it was as if they'd just vanished in thin air. You are right Cubby, somebody in this neighborhood knows something, I just wish they'd come forward.

dee10134
07-07-2010, 11:15 AM
I often think about the Bradley sisters and hope and pray that someone will have the courage to come forward. They can even do so anonymously via Secret Witness if they are afraid!

Cubby
07-07-2010, 11:23 AM
dee,

So good to see a post from you. I've never heard of Secret Witness, what is it and if one wanted to give a tip anonymously through Secret Witness how would they do so?

ETA: I am afraid, that someone or those persons with information may be afraid to come forward. The area Diamond and Tionda went missing from is a rough area. It is an area, I imagine people may be fearful of the police and or fearful of retaliation for providing information to or cooperating with LE.

IF there is an avenue for someone to submit information anonymously I would rather see that than nothing.

Cubby
01-14-2011, 11:38 AM
Tionda's great Aunt Shelia Bradley Smith, who is the family spokesperson, has posted on Facebook she will be on Nancy Grace January 20th discussing Diamond and Tionda's case. Hopefully the show will air as scheduled and some new media will bring new tips and answers long overdue for this family.

correction: Tionda's birthday is January 20th, the day the show will air on NG.

Cubby
01-19-2011, 02:45 PM
http://www.findtiondanddiamond.com/

http://www.thebradleysisters.com/

A quick look they appear to have the same info....

My last google to the find tionda and diamond site resulted in a broken link so updating for those following these two precious girls case.

Justice and answers are so long overdue for this family.
I'm looking forward to this case being featured on Nancy Graces new 50 in 50 days missing persons show which will be airing Tionda and Diamonds case tomorrow evening January 20th at 8pm CST.

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed
01-20-2011, 04:19 AM
Looking forward to seeing Diamond and Tionda featured on Nancy's show.

daisy7
01-20-2011, 10:30 PM
Watching NG now. I had never heard of this case before. It is SO sad. :( I hope NG's show will lead to a tip that will help find these girls.

Cubby
01-21-2011, 12:39 PM
How was the show? I don't have cable so had to ask someone to record it for me and haven't viewed it yet. Any new info that was not already in MSM?

I too pray new leads come from the show. Now I am wondering how NG is gonna follow up or is she with regards to tips from the shows? IF anyone sees she does, please post and add the links where applicable.

Kimster
01-23-2011, 07:02 PM
Tionda and Diamond are featured on the front page of Websleuths for the week of January 23-30, 2011.

:praying: May this lead to the tip that their family so desperately is needing!

Cubby
01-23-2011, 07:52 PM
TY Kimster!

Can anyone who caught the show on NG on the 20th summarize? I have not been able to view it as of yet as it is recorded at a friends house.

Cubby
01-23-2011, 07:56 PM
Diamond's NamUs page:

https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/2419/3/

Diamond's Charley Project page:

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bradley_diamond.html



Tionda's NamUs page:

https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/2394/4/

Tionda's Charley Project page:

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bradley_tionda.html

Cubby
01-23-2011, 07:58 PM
From the findtiondanddiamond.com page:

There is a $30.000.00 reward being offered to anyone leading to the direct whereabouts of Diamond and Tionda Bradley. Please do what is right and make the call to the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children at 800 843-5678.

mommy23
01-24-2011, 07:24 PM
TY Kimster!

Can anyone who caught the show on NG on the 20th summarize? I have not been able to view it as of yet as it is recorded at a friends house.

I listened to it as I was falling asleep, it peaked my interest though because I had never heard of the girls! So I got out of bed, found this thread, and bookmarked it, then went to sleep.... So not much summary there, but it did get me interested, and I am sure I am not the only one. Hopefully many people watched and are now trying to put together the missing pieces! Thank you for never giving up on them ;)

SarahR
01-26-2011, 04:40 PM
Hi
Does anyone have a link to the NG show or a summary, we don't get NG here in the uk. Thanks anyone in advance.

mommy23
01-26-2011, 05:53 PM
http://nancygrace.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/19/tionda-diamond-bradley-nancy-grace-america%E2%80%99s-missing/


Found this, gives the case summary and I believe you can watch the whole segment here too;) HTH!!!

Cubby
01-28-2011, 08:28 PM
I will be visiting my friend tomorrow, Sat 1-29 to view the recorded show about Tionda and Diamond. I may have some disruptions as I will be viewing with my 8 yr old.... will update after viewing.

Is the show posting the usual transcripts after the show airs? Anyone?

Cubby
01-30-2011, 04:00 AM
I found the cnn transcripts for the show which aired January 20th for Tionda and Diamonds case.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1101/20/ng.02.html

I did get to watch the show, but want to read the transcripts again when I am not so tired.

One of the things which came to mind if the girls mother is cooperating. I've read at times she has not........ I think Tracy, the girls mother, needs to sit down and write a list of every male that she had introduced to her daughters. Every male she knew who came in contact with these girls. Then all of them need to be interviewed and investigated with regards to this case.

Marc Klaas and/or some of the panel speakers made some good points. If this was a stranger abduction, it is very unusual for someone to kidnap two children. Again, I need to read the transcripts and reread the thread with a more awake mind but I am almost certain whoever took these two children knew their mother.


will post more at a later date when I have a fresh awake mind.

jmo

MsAliyah
05-24-2011, 03:25 PM
Just wondering if Diamond's DNA was every compared to the little girls body found in NJ back in 2005, known as Baby Bones?

MsAliyah
05-24-2011, 03:41 PM
or if tionda's DNA was compared to her as the bones were found in 2005 and they say the young girl was an african american female approximately between the ages of 5 and 9 and could have been dead as far back as 2001 which is the year the girls went missing. Hey it may be worth looking into. I googled to see if I could find an article linking the 2 and came up with nothing. So it may be worth a shot.

Cubby
05-24-2011, 03:53 PM
Welcome to WS MsAliyah. :welcome:

Both Tionda and the UID's dna is in codis so I think they'd automatically be compared to one another but can't say for certain as Tionda is not listed at NamUs as a rule out. I think Tionda is probably too old to be the UID. The ME should be able to tell pretty easily by dentals or dna if you feel like calling it in to the coroner or the detective handling the missing persons case.

Here is the NamUs link for Baby Bones

https://identifyus.org/cases/1448

Cubby
07-06-2011, 10:22 PM
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Diamond and Tionda's disappearance.

I'm just back about an hour from the vigil held for the girls at 35th and Cottage Grove. An hour and 40 minute drive with traffic from the far western suburbs but I would not have missed it for the world.

I am blessed an honored to have met a great many wonderful people. Some who I know from Websleuths. Some who I know from facebook.

Included are the following:

The Bradley family, including Tracy the girls mother and family spokesperson Shelia Bradley. Mike Sanchez, father of missing Emily Manion Machado missing from Berwyn and internationally abducted to Brazil. Missing persons advocate and executive director for United for A Cause, Dawn Valenti. The family of missing Carmelita Johnson who remained a Jane Doe for over a year despite being reported misisng and found in Lake Michigan (Chicago's south side). Sabrina Harris, mother of 10 year old murder victim Ryan Harris. Dorothy Brown, clerk of the Cook County circuit court. The Bradley sisters PI, James Brown out of Bolingbrook, IL. and Kathy Chaney web editor for the Chicago Defender. What an amazing group of people. I am honored and blessed to have been part of this event. Praying this year is the year we bring Diamond and Tionda Bradley home.

Channel 2 news out of Chicago was there. I might be on... Long straight brownish blonde hair. I was standing next to Mike Sanchez father of missing Emily Machado and Dawn Valenti with United for a Cause while holding up the banner for the missing sisters. The girls aunt Shelia grabbed me and said get up here!

My first vigil and it will not be my last. While I don't share a story as these victims families do, I am blessed and honored to have represented support from DuPage County.

I am touched and pray for ALL missing persons. We need to bring all of our missing home and name all of our unidentified. They deserve no less.

Thank you for allowing me to share my experience at this touching event.

Cubby

Cubby
07-06-2011, 10:45 PM
or if tionda's DNA was compared to her as the bones were found in 2005 and they say the young girl was an african american female approximately between the ages of 5 and 9 and could have been dead as far back as 2001 which is the year the girls went missing. Hey it may be worth looking into. I googled to see if I could find an article linking the 2 and came up with nothing. So it may be worth a shot.

While I knew Tionda had been ruled out as being the Jane Doe found in 2005, Shelia Bradley informed me to her knowledge this person is still unidentified. Sadly, this person is not listed as a UID or Jane Doe in any of the online sites for the unidentified.

In the past I have come up to a brick wall with trying to make contact with the Medical Examiners office in Chicago, but I will again try to make contact and try to confirm if these remains are still unidentified and get them into NamUs.

Cubby
07-08-2011, 05:03 PM
Shame on me. As best as I tried to recall each and every name of those who attended the vigil for Diamond and Tionda, and as emotional as I was upon returning, I neglected to mention the mother of Mya Lyons, Ericka Barnes was also in attendance.

My heart and prayers go out to all who have been victims and came out to show their support to the Bradley family Wednesday evening.

HesterMofet
07-10-2011, 12:30 PM
It's hard to believe that those precious babies are still missing. I think it was someone they or the family knew who took them. Someone out there knows something and needs to come clean.

ctaylor
07-10-2011, 03:51 PM
http://www.wavenewspapers.com/newsinblack/NO-TRACE-OF-MISSING-SISTERS-125244284.html


Tionda and Diamond Bradley disappeared from their Chicago apartment in 2001, but an international investigation has turned up few clues.

By J. Coyden Palmer, News in Black Correspondent

Story Created: Jul 8, 2011 at 3:47 PM PDT

CHICAGO ó Family, friends and community members gathered at a South Side park this week to pray for two sisters who have been missing for 10 years.

It was in July 2001 that Tionda and Diamond Bradley vanished from their apartment in the 3500 block of Lake Park Avenue on Chicagoís South Side.

.......

Kat
07-10-2011, 11:42 PM
snipped from Ctaylor's link.


Over the last decade, questions have also been raised about the girls' mother, Tracy Bradley. At one point during the investigation she was arrested for disorderly conduct, and has reportedly refused to cooperate with investigators. When Grace came to Chicago five years ago to profile the case, Bradley sent a representative instead of appearing herself; she has also declined to answer direct questions from the media during press conferences, choosing instead to make brief, prepared statements.

Cubby
07-11-2011, 07:46 PM
The girls great aunt Shelia Bradley Smith has always been the family spokesperson for this case. In the many google news archives, it does say the girls mother did take a poly. I'll see if I can find a link to the MSM article indicating TB did take a poly.

Cubby
07-11-2011, 07:52 PM
The girls Charley Project page indicated the girls mother took a polygraph shortly after the girls disappeared as a matter of cooperation and is not being called a suspect in her daughters disappearance.
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bradley_diamond.html

I think the info at Charley may be a typo indicating Tracey's mother took the poly and is not being called a suspect in her daughters disappearance. Diamond and Tionda would obviously be Tracey's mothers granddaughters. I'll see if I can find another source regarding the poly.

Cubby
07-11-2011, 07:54 PM
Two pay to view Chicago Sun Times articles but the exerpts both show that the girls mother took and passed a poly with regards to Diamond and Tionda's disappearance.

<LI class=g>Chicago Sun-Times : Missing girls' case goes national on TV (http://docs.newsbank.com/g/GooglePM/CSTB/lib00224,0ED612CD4765AC1F.html)

‎$2.95 - Chicago Sun-Times - Jul 15, 2001
Bradley took and passed a polygraph test earlier last week. ... disappearance of sisters Tionda and Diamond Bradley is asked to contact the Chicago Police ...



<LI class=g>Chicago Sun-Times: Home searched in missing girls case (http://docs.newsbank.com/g/GooglePM/CSTB/lib00224,0ED612C902E95466.html)

$2.95 - Chicago Sun-Times - Jul 12, 2001
The mother, Tracey Bradley, has been interviewed at least four times and submitted to a polygraph test, which she passed, a police source said. ...

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed
01-27-2012, 04:24 AM
Chicago's Black and missing

The families of Yasmin Acree and sisters Diamond and Tionda Bradley hopes the new series “Find Our Missing” on TV One cable network will bring in new leads to seemingly cold missing persons cases of color.

[snip]

Diamond and Tionda Bradley went missing from their South Side home in 2001. They were ages 3 and 10 respectively. They would now be 13 and 20 years old.

[snip]

The Bradley sisters' case is scheduled to be featured on 'Find Our Missing' on Feb. 8.

More: http://www.chicagodefender.com/article-12392-chicagos-black-and-missing.html

JeannieC
02-07-2012, 11:48 PM
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/01/20/t1larg.missing.girls.charley.jpg
Tionda Z Bradley left and Diamond Yvette Bradley right.


Beautiful ones, you are not forgotten and many pray for you to be found.............
You've been gone too long.

Jbrown324320
02-09-2012, 02:26 PM
I saw some of the show last night. The girls' family member believes GW took the girls. The show said they searched his apartment soon after they went missing and didn't find them. I was wondering if GW is still a suspect.

Jbrown324320
02-09-2012, 03:09 PM
Also, I feel the mom may know some information that may help the case that she is hiding.

Cubby
02-13-2012, 03:27 PM
Also, I feel the mom may know some information that may help the case that she is hiding.



I didn't get to see the TV show as we're a TV'less household.

I met the girls great Aunt Shelia and the girls mother at the 10 yr vigil this last July. I didn't get the impression, the girls mother was hiding anything. (JMO).

MSM reports she passed a polygraph. I'm curious, if LE says she passed a poly, why you might feel she is hiding something and what she might have to hide?

Please keep in mind, LE on the south side of Chicago doesn't have a great reputation for treating Black people kindly. Think of Jon Burge and the men he brutalized until they falsely confessed to murder. This went on for a long long time on the south side. It would lead me to distrust the police, if I were a black person on the south side.

Curious to your thoughts Jbrown324320.

tia

Jbrown324320
02-13-2012, 05:36 PM
Hi Cubby,

My main reasons that I feel the mother knows something are:

1) The phone message saying George was at the door. (a big flag) She didn't know the message was on her phone until a few days later. Most moms who are frantic would be instantly checking the voicemail or any way to find any trace of her daughter(s)- not days later. Also, the mom deleted the phone message saying "it's between me and God" why she deleted it. Also, the mom told the great aunt (the one spearheading searches and the shows looking for the children) that the phone message was left a month earlier, but the cake they were getting for the sister was for a birthday the day after the disappearance (per Nancy Grace show transcript). The aunt thought the mom was lying about the message being a month old.

2) The mom changed the times where she got home from work- 11am to 12:30pm

3) The mom moved very soon after the disappearance. Many parents of missing kids want to stay in the same place for a few years to see if they come back.

4) The mom has been combative with the police several times and on the TVone show, someone in the original search team said she became very upset when someone suggested to call police.

5) On the TVone show, they asked who the great aunt thinks took the girls and she said "I am sorry, but (mom's name) knows I need to speak my mind. I think GW took the girls." It seemed to me like she was apologizing to the mom for speaking her opinion like her opinion would upset the mother. This got me thinking that maybe the mom may be covering for GW.

Jbrown324320
02-13-2012, 05:42 PM
Cubby, please look at TVOne's comments about the show. There are some interesting ones listed. Not sure if it is all opinion, gossip or fact.
http://www.tvone.tv/solve-the-case/ep4-the-bradley-sisters

Jbrown324320
02-13-2012, 05:44 PM
GW also knew the girls would be alone. They seemed like they knew not to open the door to strangers. That would likely mean they opened the door to someone they knew.
The mom trying to say the voicemail was left a month before the disappearance to me seems like she was trying to cover up for GW.

Cubby
02-13-2012, 06:57 PM
Hi Cubby,

My main reasons that I feel the mother knows something are:

1) The phone message saying George was at the door. (a big flag) She didn't know the message was on her phone until a few days later. Most moms who are frantic would be instantly checking the voicemail or any way to find any trace of her daughter(s)- not days later. Also, the mom deleted the phone message saying "it's between me and God" why she deleted it. Also, the mom told the great aunt (the one spearheading searches and the shows looking for the children) that the phone message was left a month earlier, but the cake they were getting for the sister was for a birthday the day after the disappearance (per Nancy Grace show transcript). The aunt thought the mom was lying about the message being a month old.

2) The mom changed the times where she got home from work- 11am to 12:30pm

3) The mom moved very soon after the disappearance. Many parents of missing kids want to stay in the same place for a few years to see if they come back.

4) The mom has been combative with the police several times and on the TVone show, someone in the original search team said she became very upset when someone suggested to call police.

5) On the TVone show, they asked who the great aunt thinks took the girls and she said "I am sorry, but (mom's name) knows I need to speak my mind. I think GW took the girls." It seemed to me like she was apologizing to the mom for speaking her opinion like her opinion would upset the mother. This got me thinking that maybe the mom may be covering for GW.



Thanks, JBrown'. May I abbreviate your user name as JBrown'?

My reply is from memory. There are two George's. One was a neighbor, the other is, iirc, Diamond's father. I don't believe either has been ruled out-but I do not know that for certain. LE, iirc, has never publicly named a POI or suspect. Who their internal POI and suspects are we don't know.

There were two family birthdays around the time the girls went missing. (I found this face book surfing or searching google news archives. I'm sorry I can't link it, just remember reading it.) One was very close to the time the girls went missing. Another, was earlier and had already passed when the girls went missing. I don't recall which family members birthdays were when. One was an adult's birthday, the other was a child's birthday. It is possible, the call/voice message the girls mother received was in fact an older message pertaining to another family member (one of the two) birthday.

I recall reading some time ago the mom initially gave LE an earlier time because she thought she would be in trouble with DCFS for leaving the girls alone. It's been discussed previously, (here and I think elsewhere) this isn't that unusual for "latchkey kids" or kids with single parents. I remember babysitting at age 10 myself in the 70's. Not for long periods of time, maybe an hour or two at most, and I was only a few doors down from my home and my mom was home-if I needed to reach her, but I was baby sitting by myself at age 10.

I don't recall reading anything about when the mom moved, so no comment on that.

With regards to mom being combative with LE. IIRC, I read something about her 'spiritual advisor' or her local minister giving her advise, which imo, led to being combative. If my memory serves me right, the minister said something directly to Diamond and Tionda's mother about her rights being violated in the way LE was treating her. Personally, I don't know if she would have become combative if not led into that belief of mistreatment by her minister. She was upset her girls were missing, this person/the minister led her to believe she was being treated improperly. I think that is a cultural thing within the black community, to rely more heavily on a minister for emotional support than LE. Perhaps if the minister had a different approach, she would not have been as combative. I hope that makes sense, because I don't think she arrived at that conclusion or a reason to be combative without someone else suggesting it.

As for the great Aunt Shelia being more vocal about her opinion on a possible suspect or POI, and the girls mom choosing not to publicly support that same belief, think back to at least two cases. Mya Lyons father. It was not until after her father was arrested for her murder, her mother publicly commented on her suspicions of him being responsible. Then consider a much more recent case, that of 2 year old Bianca Jones. Bianca's father came up with the most ludicrous of stories, one less believable than that which Casey Anthony came up with about Zanny the Nanny. Bianca is still missing. Publicly, her mother is "supporting" the childs birth father, whether she believes his story or not.


When I attended the 10 yr vigil (which I posted about upthread, iirc). There were many members of the community there. Other victims families were also in attendance. I can say, honestly, after meeting the girls mom in person, there is nothing that even sparked a tiny alert on the hinky meter. I have more faith in the truth behind her not being involved after having met her, even if briefly.

Still praying the answers to these girls disappearance comes soon. This family has waited far too long for answers. :praying:

Cubby
02-13-2012, 11:45 PM
Had to run out earlier, but wanted to comment. The one thing I have never seen released by LE to the public, is when the last time the girls were reportedly seen by a non family member. It's apparently something is not sharing with the public.

I'd like to believe the girls where home when their mother left for work that morning. I'm more than 50% that I believe they were. However, that info not being released by LE has never fully left my mind with regards to the truth about what happened to the girls.

Jbrown324320
02-14-2012, 03:05 PM
Sure, you can call be JBrown. No problem.
I am sure the mom didn't do anything to her girls, but that doesn't mean she could be protecting the person who did.

Here is the clip from Nancy Grace show about the voicemail. Nancy is talking to the great aunt:

BRADLEY-SMITH: Well, one of the other siblings, her birthday was the day after, that the children were allegedly missing. So I could only believe that they were talking about the cake of the sibling, because it was her birthday.

GRACE: Had they planned to go get a cake?

BRADLEY-SMITH: To my knowledge, no, but when I questioned even their mom regarding the voice message and other family members questioned her about it, she did indicate that that was a message that was left almost a month prior for her birthday.

However, I don`t believe that because, one, the message was dated, and two, her mom would not have been picking up an explicitly made cake for Vicki`s birthday.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1101/20/ng.02.html

and more from the same transcript mentioning the family moving:

KATHY CHANEY, WEB EDITOR, "CHICAGO DEFENDER": Well, that`s where it becomes sketchy, because it`s that they`re saying that some kids say they saw the kids outside playing, then, the mom said she saw them last when she went to work. So, it`s kind of sketchy to pin down who really saw the kids."

"FBI got involved. And I know that Tracy, initially, told the police that she was at home sleeping until about 11:00 that morning and then she woke up and the girls were gone. She was scared to say that she left the girls home alone to go to work. So, I know that there were some inconsistencies, but you know, she fessed up to it. But after that, it`s pretty much the lost search time. And then, I have to mention also that the family had moved away shortly after the girls were missing." bolded by me

summer_breeze
02-22-2013, 11:45 AM
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-21/news/chi-fbi-investigating-remains-found-near-south-suburban-lake-20130221_1_fbi-agents-criminal-investigation-indiana-state-line

February 21, 2013|Staff report

Two sets of remains found. :(

steff13
02-22-2013, 02:50 PM
I just saw this thread. I read the girls' Charley Project pages.

Is it true that LE found a little girl in November 2001 who they thought might be Diamond, and the mom refused to identify her? If so, that is unfathomable to me.

summer_breeze
02-23-2013, 09:27 AM
http://wgntv.com/2013/02/22/cops-remains-of-2-men-found-near-illinois-indiana-border/

14 hours ago
by Tom Negovan

<snipped>

Police say the skeletal remains appear to be those of two men, and may have been there for a-year-and-a-half.

mikkismom
03-29-2013, 10:14 AM
Bradley Sisters’ Relative: Gary Woman Might Know Something About Missing Girls

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/03/29/bradley-sisters-relative-gary-woman-might-know-something-about-missing-girls/

summer_breeze
05-18-2013, 08:37 AM
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9107122

Updated at 07:23 AM today


May 18, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The first Honk For the Missing takes place Saturday on Chicago's South Side.

mikkismom
07-11-2013, 01:55 PM
Family questions effort of police to find missing sisters

Read more: http://wgntv.com/2013/07/11/family-questions-effort-of-police-to-find-missing-sisters/#ixzz2YlEVRjuU

Roselvr
07-11-2013, 08:47 PM
article is gone :(

Found cache of this much-

Family questions effort of police to find missing sisters
WGN
7 hours ago

Family members who are not giving up hope of finding two missing sisters, say they feel abandonded by the Chicago police department.
Tionda and Diamond Bradley disappeared in 2001.
Their mother came home from work to find a note saying they were going to play at the park near their South Side home.
Family members gathered last ...

sloane7777
08-27-2013, 09:41 AM
I have not read this thread but there is a pic floating around the internet that experts are saying might be Tionda, I am skeptical though as there are alot of girls who look similar

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ginad42/media/Carter_Christina_Lynn.jpg.html#/user/ginad42/media/Tionda.jpg.html?&_suid=1377609016333071620143734572

ravenwitch
09-05-2013, 09:43 PM
I couldn't find Diamond or Tionda on doenetwork. I was really surprised because it is a fairly thorough site. I submitted their names.

mandiedq
09-05-2013, 09:49 PM
I have not read this thread but there is a pic floating around the internet that experts are saying might be Tionda, I am skeptical though as there are alot of girls who look similar

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ginad42/media/Carter_Christina_Lynn.jpg.html#/user/ginad42/media/Tionda.jpg.html?&_suid=1377609016333071620143734572

What's the source for this picture? What experts?

sloane7777
09-06-2013, 07:51 PM
You know what I saved that to my favorites at work I will look Monday morning I actually saw a newspaper article also I think it was Chicago I'll look for that as well, that was kinds stupid of me, I know better Lol! Plz forgive :)

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lorelei
09-07-2013, 05:37 AM
What's the source for this picture? What experts?

The photo was of a girl who lived in California, she was identified and her father spoke to some reporters about it. Someone found the picture on a social media site I believe.
Here is one article about the photo, it also mentions the forensic expert (Lois Gibson) who misidentified her. I couldn't find anything more recent that actually mentioned the results of the investigation but since Tionda Bradley is still missing I guess the FBI were able to figure out that it wasn't her in the photo.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6122109

Jacie Estes
06-19-2014, 08:09 PM
#‎diamondandtiondabradley‬

Jacie Estes
06-19-2014, 09:33 PM
I pm'd their auntie, Shelia Bradley Smith, she is a FB friend and asked if there is a more current flyer.

https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/1011443_491890060889056_1830047861_n.jpg

los2188
07-06-2014, 10:57 PM
VIGIL HELD FOR MISSING BRADLEY SISTERS
http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/wls/images/cms/161655_630x354.jpg

CHICAGO (WLS) --
Thirteen years ago Sunday Chicago sisters Diamond and Tionda Bradley vanished from their South Side home. Sunday, the girl's loved ones held a vigil to keep their memory alive. There is a $30,000 reward being offered for information leading to their whereabouts.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/vigil-held-for-missing-bradley-sisters/161633/

OkieGranny
11-04-2014, 02:45 AM
http://www.theherald-news.com/2014/11/03/families-of-missing-people-offer-help-in-identifying-john-and-jane-does/akan0oy/


Hoping to help identify the unknown remains of people who have gone missing, people who have lost loved ones themselves are “adopting” John and Jane Does to raise awareness...

Families of missing people can help because they generate their own network of media contacts regularly, Bielby said. Since they are in the public eye, they can get people who are found but unidentified publicized, as well.

In Cook County, a Chicago Jane Doe was adopted by Sheila-Bradley Smith, great-aunt of missing children Diamond and Tionda Bradley, Bielby said.