Here in Chicago, the story of missing 2 year old Jada Justice has gotten the attention of the nightly news. But I was reminded by a regular commenter, this story isn’t getting nearly enough national attention.
In case you haven’t heard, click here to read more at BlackAmericaWeb. To summarize, Jada Justice has been missing since Tuesday June 16. While under the supervision of her mother’s cousin, the toddler was left alone in a car at a convenience store in Gary, Indiana. The search for Jada continues and now the babysitter’s story has been called into question — and that question is WHY would anyone leave a toddler alone in a car at a convenience store? Even for a second?
An ongoing thread on HelpFindTheMissing.org is probably the most thorough source of information. Finally, Nancy Grace has caught wind of the story, and reportedly this will soon be featured on America’s Most Wanted. Still, I have yet to notice a public outcry and concern as we’ve seen for other missing children in recent history.
The FBI has established a hotline for tips. Anyone with any information about Jada Justice should call 1-800-CALL-FBI.
I sincerely hope that Jada is found safe, and soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family.
Edited July 2 — this story had a truly, truly tragic outcome. Rest in peace, Jada. You deserved far more in this life than what you got. I can’t even find the words to say how heartbroken this makes me feel. And I certainly can’t imagine how her family feels.