Robinson claimed that he knew that Daniel Robinson could be found if Robinson was not on the ground.
Robinson still lives in Arizona, where he spends his time pursuing leads and helping volunteers search for the area that Daniel’s car was discovered. Robinson has not been in touch with police officers, which he claims never provided enough resources for the investigation. Robinson stated that Robinson is kept awake at night by the absence of closure regarding his son’s disappearance.
Robinson declared, “I’m struggling just to make it here.” Robinson said, “But I don’t know what will happen if I am not there on the ground.” It will not be taken seriously by anyone.
Advocates claim that police agencies are seeking guidance regarding a more fair approach to reporting the disappearance of Black and brown persons. For example, Black & Missing Foundation co-founder Derrica Wilson said she has recommended that police eliminate the “runaway” classification for people reported missing. Many Black families believe that officers sometimes suggest to their family members that their loved one ran away, rather than confirming criminal activity. Wilson noted that the growing number of cold or unsolved missing people cases of Color shows that more needs to be done.
Wilson stated that law enforcement is still failing to act sadly. They must be treated better as these women are brothers and sisters, parents, siblings, and mothers.
Based on 2021 FBI data, Black Americans make up 31% and 14% respectively of all missing persons reports. Whites make up 54% and 76% respectively of US missing persons reports.
Many Black families continue to search for the missing family member even though they have been found.
However, Day’s mother Carmen Bolden Day stated that it is not clear what caused Day to drown.
Day said that “I’m not any closer to discovering it today than I was 365 Days ago,” Omar Jimenez, CNN’s Omar Jimenez reported.
Day claimed that police failed to properly handle critical evidence. Recently, she visited her son’s car to see shoes, money and papers.
Day stated, “I don’t have any confidence in them (the cops),” “It’s very difficult.”
Atlanta Family is looking for their little girl
Allahnia Lenoir, 24, knows how that feeling feels.
Allahnia disappeared in Atlanta, Georgia on July 30, after she went with a female friend to see two men at an apartment complex in Midtown.
Allahnia’s parents claimed that the relatives friend as well as the men gave conflicting accounts on what transpired that night. Lenoir, however, hasn’t been seen since he moved into that apartment.
Abraham Lenoir, Allahnia’s father said that he believes his daughter has been abducted. He said that it took police more than one week to search the apartment Allahnia and her friend stayed in on that evening. Lenoir stated that officers initially informed the family that Allahnia’s disappearance was being treated as a runaway.
Lenoir declared, “We are very worried parents.” Lenoir stated that there was an absence of urgency in the case’s beginning.
CNN requested an interview with the Atlanta Police Department but they declined.
Jackson and Lenoir described Jackson’s daughter as an adventurous, sweet and loving young woman. She loves cooking and is bilingual. She dreams of opening a restaurant and attending culinary school.
Lenoir stated that he has still hope to find Allahnia in his life.
Lenoir stated that “She has her entire life ahead of him.”
Black father disappears
Black families often have to explain to their children the reason their father or mother has not returned home.
Thypence Jenkins has lived with this reality for almost a whole year. Lopaz Richardson was Jenkins’ spouse and he disappeared from Rosenberg in Texas on July 8, 2021. Jenkins stated that Richardson was missing from Rosenberg, Texas on July 8, 2021. Richardson said that Jenkins spoke with her in the days preceding his disappearance. He expressed concerns that someone might be after him.
Richardson said to Jenkins that he “disrespected a wrong person” but may not be able to make amends. Richardson’s Dodge Ram truck pickup was discovered near Oklahoma and Texas Railroad tracks. Jenkins believes there were foul plays.
Rosenberg police were dismissive of her, she claimed. One detective said Richardson might have fled and that he would be back later. She claimed this was because a second investigator suggested Richardson could have done so. Jenkins denies that Richardson would leave his daughter, 11 years old, for Christmas or birthdays and also to close the new tattoo shop he opened. Jenkins stated that Jenkins continues to make promises to their daughter about Richardson.
Jenkins stated, “He wouldn’t walk away from the life he had.” Jenkins said, “He was living his dream.” He was winning his season.
Jenkins stated that she was “emotionally drain for not knowing the answers”.
She said, “I didn’t believe that the police were treating this case seriously.”
Rosenberg Police Administrative Lieutenant Suni Jugueta stated that the department had not discovered any evidence of criminal activity regarding Richardson’s disappearance.
Jugueta claimed that Richardson was suicidal after the department spoke with Jenkins and other Richardson friends.
Rosenberg police treated the case just like other missing persons, she stated. The police have interviewed relatives and friends and pursued leads.
Jugueta explained that until we get in touch with him or find him, it is considered a missing person. We are still searching for him.
A ‘nightmare for families’
Advocates are working to ensure that the missing Black and Brown people get the attention they need.
Derrica Wilson explained that the foundation also has relationships with the media to increase coverage on missing Black or brown people. The foundation claims that missing persons of color are still missing four times as long as missing Whites.
Derrica Wilson stated, “It’s hard to imagine not knowing where your loved ones are, whether they’re hungry or being treated badly, and if it’s going to be a regular occurrence.” These are the daily nightmares that families have to deal with.
Robinson acknowledged that this is a difficult reality. Robinson said that he didn’t have the same access to FBI agents, helicopters or massive search teams as White families. He created the resources himself.
Robinson stated that he missed his South Carolina family but is determined to find him.
Robinson stated, “He is my responsibility.” This is what fathers do.