Look back: DeJesus family marks 9 year anniversary

6:42 PM, Apr 2, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND --  Today, police announced that missing teenagers Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry were found in a home on Seymour Avenue---alive.

Here's a look back at a story just a month ago when the family marked the 9-year anniversary of Gina's disappearance.  Her family still held out hope that Gina was alive.

Gina was last seen walking home from Wilbur Wright Middle School on April 2, 2004.

Family, friends and community activists held a rally Tuesday night (April 2, 2013) at West 105th Street and Lorain Avenue, where DeJesus went missing.

It got underway at 6:30 p.m. Gina was 14 when she disappeared.

Cleveland FBI agents continue to search for her as well as for Amanda Berry. Berry was 16 when she disappeared at 7:40 p.m. April 21, 2003. She was last seen leaving her job at West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue.

The FBI and Cleveland police are offering a $25,000 reward for information. You can call 216-621-1234 or 216-522-1400.

Gina's mother, Nancy Ruiz, and father, Felix DeJesus, believe she is still alive.

Gina's family continues to keep Gina's picture before the public, along with other missing children and adults from the area.

They also have a website with information.

Others missing include Ashley Summers, 15, missing since Nov. 5, 2007 from Cleveland; Norma Rodriguez, 17, missing since Nov. 4, 2007 from Westlake; Ashley Nicole Summers, 15, missing since July 9, 2007 from Cleveland;

Gloria Walker, 47, missing since May 20, 2007 from Cleveland; Jennifer G. Decaprio, 15, missing since Dec. 18, 2006 from Berea; Kejuan Sarter, 23, missing since Dec. 10, 2006 from Cleveland; Willie C. Standberry, 73, missing since Dec. 7, 2006 from Cleveland; Bianca Damanik , missing by a family abduction from either Beachwood or Willoughyby;

Michael J. Hodge, now 43, missing since March 6, 2004 from Cleveland; Noel Nathan, 43, missing since Oct. 8, 2003 from Cleveland; and Christina Adkins, now 32, missing since Jan. 10, 1995 from Cleveland.


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