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    Equilla Lynn Hodrick (8) - Bronx NY, 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


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