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    NY - Equilla Lynn Hodrick, 8, Bronx, 12 Aug 1985


    Missing Since: August 12, 1985 from New York City, New York
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: August 19, 1976
    Age: 8 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'11, 80 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Hodrick had a gap between her upper front teeth at the time of her 1985 disappearance. She has a scar near her right eye and a scar on her right cheek, and discolorations on her buttocks and back. Hodrick's ears are pierced. She wears eyeglasses.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: Cut-off blue jeans, a white tank top with yellow and red marks, and light blue sneakers.

    Details of Disappearance

    Hodrick and her mother were sitting on the front porch of their Briggs Avenue residence in the New York City borough of the Bronx on August 12, 1985. Her mother turned to talk to friends at approximately 6:30 p.m. that evening and saw Hodrick running to the corner of Briggs Avenue and 194th Street towards a parked Mr. Softee ice cream truck. Her mother was eight months pregnant at the time and unable to chase Hodrick, but the child always returned quickly. Hodrick's cousin told her mother that she saw Hodrick playing video games in an arcade on the corner later in the evening. Her mother became concerned when Hodrick did not return home and summoned authorities. Hodrick was never seen again.

    An extensive search was launched for the child. Bloodhounds picked up Hodrick's scent and led detectives to Webster Avenue in the Bronx, near the tracks of the Metro-North train line. No sign of Hodrick was located. The detective who was originally in charge of her case retired in the late 1990's, but said Hodrick was street-smart and knew her own phone number. Her case has recently been reopened by a cold cases squad in the New York City Police Department.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York City Police Department

    646-610-6914

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    Etan Patz is Not Alone: 15 Missing Child Cases in NYC Remain Unsolved

    Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/2012...#ixzz1v6um25nH


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    Bump. I just read about her case at reddit. What a beautiful girl!

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    A beautiful little girl goes missing on ahot summer day in the middle of Bronx and she's never found again. Her mother was even close by when she ran to a ice cream truck in the middle of the day to never come back.

    While the dissapearence of Ethan Patz that came form a middle class family spawned alot of media interest this african-american girl from the Bronx was shortly forgotten.

    She dissapeared at Briggs Avenue and According to police, blood hounds traced her scent to WEBSTER AVENUE, close to the Metro North tracks,but after that there was no more trace of her.

    She was a street smart kid, she knew her own phone number and she wouldn't go with strangers.

    1. Is it possible someone just grabbed her in the middle of the day and took her into a car? would her scent be tracked by hounds if she was in a car? I guess not.

    2. Someone that she knew and trusted walked away with her, a relative, neighbour, someone from school etc. From Briggs Ave to Webster Ave it's close. It would take 5-10 minutes. Either the person that took her lived there or had his car there, in order for Equilla to follow this person she must've known and trusted him and no one around suspected anything when they walked. I believe the perpetration is right there and have been all along. Turn every stone and you find answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonwalker9 View Post
    A beautiful little girl goes missing on ahot summer day in the middle of Bronx and she's never found again. Her mother was even close by when she ran to a ice cream truck in the middle of the day to never come back.

    While the dissapearence of Ethan Patz that came form a middle class family spawned alot of media interest this african-american girl from the Bronx was shortly forgotten.

    She dissapeared at Briggs Avenue and According to police, blood hounds traced her scent to WEBSTER AVENUE, close to the Metro North tracks,but after that there was no more trace of her.

    She was a street smart kid, she knew her own phone number and she wouldn't go with strangers.

    1. Is it possible someone just grabbed her in the middle of the day and took her into a car? would her scent be tracked by hounds if she was in a car? I guess not.

    2. Someone that she knew and trusted walked away with her, a relative, neighbour, someone from school etc. From Briggs Ave to Webster Ave it's close. It would take 5-10 minutes. Either the person that took her lived there or had his car there, in order for Equilla to follow this person she must've known and trusted him and no one around suspected anything when they walked. I believe the perpetration is right there and have been all along. Turn every stone and you find answers.
    Such a sad, forgotten case. This youngster disappeared one week before her 9th birthday. It makes me wonder if someone offered her an early birthday present? Or maybe a quick ride to get an ice cream? Something/someone, took her guard down.

    Equilla turned 41 on the 19th of August. It sure would be fantastic, to bring her home.
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