One-year-old Jarkeius' parents were in jail in October of 2001 and he was in the care of a babysitter, Gwendolyn Brown.
Gwendolyn told police that he was abducted by three unidentified men during an early morning robbery of her home near Southwest 296th Street and 158th Avenue in Miami, Florida on October 18, 2001.
According to her, the robbery took place while she was walking her teenage daughter to the bus stop. Upon her return home, Gwendolyn was confronted by the three armed suspects. She and her live-in boyfriend, Jeffrey Cochran were bound with duct tape while the robbers demanded money. They later heard a single gunshot. When the couple were able to free themselves, the house had been ransacked and Jarkeius & several items were missing. He has never been seen again.
A bloodstained mattress and blood-soaked sheets were found in the home after Jarkeius's abduction. There were bloodstains in other areas of the house as well and the blood was Jarkeius's. Investigators believe that he may have been severely injured or killed.
Investigators have publicly expressed skepticism of Gwendolyn and Jeffrey's account. They didn't call police for two hours after Jarkeius's alleged abduction, stating that it took that long to get themselves free. There were several grams of cocaine found in the residence after Jarkeius's presumed abduction and they were both arrested on drug charges.
Jeffrey has an extensive criminal history. Jarkeius's mother states that she believes the couple's story and thinks someone took him and is looking after him.
Jarkeius has never been heard from again and his abductors have not been identified. His case remains unsolved. He has brown hair and brown eyes. His nicknames are Keery & Kisha and his hair was styled in cornrows when he was last seen. He was last seen wearing a diaper and a red, white and blue Tommy Hilfiger shirt.
Jarkeius may have been injured during his abduction and may be in need of medical attention.
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- Jarkeius Adside on Charlie Project.