Real Name: Anthonette Christine Cayedito
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Gallup, New Mexico
Date: April 6, 1986
Date of Birth: December 25, 1976
Weight: 55 pounds
Characteristics: Caucasian(Italian)/Native American(Navajo) female. Brown hair; brown eyes. Cayedito has moles on her right cheek, nose, ankle and back. She has scars on her knee and lip.
Details: Nine-year-old Anthonette Cayeditto disappeared on April 6, 1986. When her mother, Penny awoke that morning she was surprised to find out that Anthonette was not int the house. She started to panic after checking with every single person in the neighborhood and nobody saw her.
The police and Penny's neighbors searched around the surrounding foothills and found no trace of her. Authorities are certain she was kidnapped at the middle of the night. Police were capable of offering little to bolster her parents' hope of her daughter being found alive. After a year passed, a dramatic call for help came into the Gallup Police Station. A feminine voice on the phone claimed to be Anthonette, and she was about to acknowledge where she was, but an unidentified male called to her, "Who said you could use the phone?", the girl screamed and the call ended.
Five years later, a witness whose occupation is a waitress believes she saw Anthonette at her restaurant, a rather detailed and apparently accurate sighting. The waitress served at a table with a male and a female, with rather unkempt appearances, possibly from struggling with the girl. The girl deliberately dropped her utensils on the floor intentionally, and when the waitress would try to pick it up for her, the girl grabbed her hand. However, she thought nothing of it and went about her business. The male, female, and girl left the restaurant. As the waitress cleared the table, she noticed a napkin under the girl's plate with the text, "Please help me, call the police."
Suspects: Anthonette's abductors are believed to be two adult males, although the couple with the girl resembling her witnessed by the waitress were a man and a woman, who were described as rather unkempt.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the December 23, 1992 episode.
Results: Unsolved. Investigators now believe that due to the passage of time, Anthonette is deceased. If she is still alive today, she would be fourty years old.
Anthonette's mother, Penny Cayedito, eventually passed away in 1999. Before her death, the police had wanted to question her again about Anthonette's disappearance but her death complicated their investigation. Police now believe Penny knew more about her daughter's abduction than she had told as she had failed a polygraph test.
- Anthonette's case on Unsolved.com
- Anthonette's case on the Charley Project
- Anthonette on The Doe Network
- Anthonette's case on the NCMEC
- Anthonette on True Crime Diva
- Anthonette's case on Wikipeda
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