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    Syllannia Edwards


    Syllannia Edwards

    Victim: Syllannia Edwards Suspect: Unknown
    Location: 118th Street SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Synopsis: Using a sketch and dental records, the Office of the Medical Investigator has identified one of the unknown victims of the 118th Street Serial Killer as Syllannia Edwards. Law enforcement authorities in Lawton, Oklahoma had classified her as an endangered runaway and reported her missing in 2003. In May of 2004, Edwards had been seen associating with prostitutes on East Colfax Avenue in Aurora Colorado. She may have been staying at the Ranger Motel. Edwards was seen in the company of three other women: Lucretia, Ty and Diamond. She might have been using the nicknames "Mimi" or "Chocolate." Edwards was 15 years old when last seen. Syllannia Edwards was killed sometime between 2004 and 2005 and then buried in a mesa located adjacent to 118th Street SW in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    Please call the 118th Street Task Force at 1-877-765-8273, (505) 768-2450 or Crime Stoppers at (505) 843-STOP with any information you may have concerning this crime. You may also email information to Detective Mark Manary at mmanary@cabq.gov.

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    I began my research on Syllania Edwards. Poor girl never stood a chance. Tragic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourcingforinfo View Post
    I began my research on Syllania Edwards. Poor girl never stood a chance. Tragic!
    So sad. What have you found out? I know she was in foster care...


    RIP McStays

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    Quote Originally Posted by the seeker View Post
    So sad. What have you found out? I know she was in foster care...
    Well, I went back to the beginning. Her mother at 14 married her father who was 25, in September 1981 and had their first child in December. Syllania was born in 1987 and her mother was charged with capital murder in 1984 and began serving time for it in 1989 when Syllania was only 2. In 1992 her father was charged with 2 counts of aggravated sexual assault to a minor and is a registered sex offender living in TX. The son that was born in 1981 is a self-proclaimed pimp and is serving a 35 year sentence for murder. I doubt they even know about Syllania’s demise. I read she tried to reconnect with her mother once she was released but was rejected which is when she trailed off to OK. Im working on that part now.

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    According to a comment left by a blogger and former worker at a women's shelter:
    "She was removed from the custody of her dope addict mother at a young age and bounced foster home to foster home. She came to OKC looking for her birth mother. Learned her birth mother had moved to Texas with a new love. She managed to contact the pair, was rebuffed, and moved into City Rescue Mission with Monica Candeleria, who was registered at City Rescue Mission as Monica Vasquez."

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    I have been able to ascertain that Syllania was unfortunately born into tragic circumstances. Her mother married at the age of 14 a man 10 years her Senior and soon began a rap sheet that included attempted murder, prostitution, child endangerment and drug abuse. Their 1st born son a self proclaimed pimp is doing 35 years for murder. The mother had at least 5 other children in addition to these and finally the father, is a registered sex offender in TX for 2 counts of aggravated sexual assault on a female child aged 9 from 1992.

    It is very difficult tracking Syllania's movements after she ran away in OK due to her age. Any assistance or suggestions would be appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourcingforinfo View Post
    According to a comment left by a blogger and former worker at a women's shelter:
    "She was removed from the custody of her dope addict mother at a young age and bounced foster home to foster home. She came to OKC looking for her birth mother. Learned her birth mother had moved to Texas with a new love. She managed to contact the pair, was rebuffed, and moved into City Rescue Mission with Monica Candeleria, who was registered at City Rescue Mission as Monica Vasquez."

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    So there are 2 sets of cousins found in the mesa? If so I didn't realize that, and wondering if they went missing in pairs at different times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LR1 View Post
    So there are 2 sets of cousins found in the mesa? If so I didn't realize that, and wondering if they went missing in pairs at different times.
    Well, I think Syllania and Monica C. may have only been pretend cousins because of the ethnicity. But since Monica was from the area, that could be how Syllania made it to or ended up in NM. The article did mention a 3rd person, Shannon Edwards that is probably her real cousin that has not been heard from. Researching her at this time.

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    Sourcing,
    I read the comment by the blogger you linked but do you think she could've been mistaken? Monica Candelaria was reported missing in May of 2003 and the article stated Syllania ran away from Lawton, OK in August of 2003. On the other hand, the I-40 runs right through OKC, where the city rescue mission center is, and Albuquerque. Traveling on I-40 west from OKC, the next big city you would run into is Albuquerque so logistically that makes perfect sense. Hmm..we need to find more info on Syllania after she left OK.

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    Vegasdee,
    the Blogger could very well be mistaken but did you see the comments section? Thats 2 people that places Monica and Syllania together (looking past the "cousin" theory). Heres another point, Syllania was reported missing August 2003 but according to the comments, she stayed in a shelter with Monica, where the commenter was employed and reported her as a runaway
    . A tip later came in that she was spotted/arrested May 2004 in Denver. There is a connection with these states and missing women and as I read in a blog appears to be a "sex trafficing circuit".


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    Sourcing,
    Totally agree on the OKC, Albuquerque, and Denver "sex trafficking circuit". You got major interstates that run through these cities...I-40 and I-25. Only info I could find on Syllania was from the dateline special. She was arrested in Denver/Aurora for prostitution on July of 2004 and APD believed she had been to Albuquerque at least 1x before the July arrest in Denver. So we have her in Albuquerque after 8-2003 but before July 2004 and back in Albuquerque after July 2004. We need to find out who she was with while traveling between Albuquerque and Denver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegasdee View Post
    Sourcing,
    I read the comment by the blogger you linked but do you think she could've been mistaken? Monica Candelaria was reported missing in May of 2003 and the article stated Syllania ran away from Lawton, OK in August of 2003. On the other hand, the I-40 runs right through OKC, where the city rescue mission center is, and Albuquerque. Traveling on I-40 west from OKC, the next big city you would run into is Albuquerque so logistically that makes perfect sense. Hmm..we need to find more info on Syllania after she left OK.
    You may be correct. Just found an article in MS that says Isabel Candaleria heard a rumor about Monica being buried at the Mesa in May 2003 3 weeks after she was reported missing. Unlikely she could have been with SE later that year if her death was rumored 6 months earlier.

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    Did Monica and Syllania know each other?

    According to comments left by a blogger, who claims she once worked at the mission where they both stayed, after Syllania tried to reunite with her mother she then moved:
    "into City Rescue Mission with Monica Candeleria, who was registered at City Rescue Mission as Monica Vasquez"

    https://roseinthestorm.wordpress.com...ad-and-badder/

    City Rescue Mission is in Oklahoma City, OK. The blogger has yet to reply to my questions.



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