MP of the week: Bekime Elshani

This week’s featured missing person is Bekime Elshani, age 22, who disappeared from Colorado Springs, Colorado on March 29, 2008. Her nickname is Becky and I’m reasonably sure her first name is pronounced like “Becky-May.” This is a sad case. Authorities believe this young woman met with foul play at the hands of her boyfriend, with whom she had a stormy relationship to say the least. Unfortunately what happened may never be fully known, as the boyfriend committed suicide two days after Bekime was last seen.

12 thoughts on “MP of the week: Bekime Elshani

  1. Princess Shantae January 14, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    I would of guessed herb name was pronounced Beck-EEM.

    • Meaghan January 14, 2014 / 2:41 pm

      I don’t know for sure, of course. But if you put an accent on the E, it becomes “Becky-May.” It sounds like her parents might have tried to give her a Kreeaytiv Speling.

      If anyone who knew her finds this blog entry, I’d love for them to clarify this in the comments.

      • Amy February 3, 2014 / 2:03 am

        Her name was pronounced
        ba-key-ma. I think I remember her telling me that her name was Armenian.

  2. Princess Shantae January 14, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    I think she must be of some kind of Middle Eastern background even though she doesn’t look it. Alshani sounds very Arabic to me.

    • Meaghan January 14, 2014 / 4:05 pm

      I Googled “Elshani” and it’s a village in Macedonia, in southeastern Europe. There’s also a Qemail Elshani who is a football player from Kosovo.

  3. Doris January 14, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    She was such a pretty girl. What a waste. Maybe someday someone will come through with some information.

  4. Andrea622 January 14, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    Bekime= Albanian for “blessing”

  5. Andrea622 January 14, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    Even stranger, an article i found says her brother is named Bekim (almost the same as Bekime). Sounds confusing!

  6. Abbe January 15, 2014 / 2:17 am

    She is probably albanian. As an albanian I would prounounce her name as Bek-eem-e

  7. doriss July 19, 2014 / 5:21 pm

    her name means a gift from above she was a blessing to our family almost did not make it at birth almost lost her she has an albanian name miss her mom

  8. doris July 20, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    I miss my beautiful girl still have dreams of her wish she was here

  9. Susan August 30, 2016 / 12:30 am

    I still think about the joy Becky brought to my life in the short time I knew her. I still think about her often and pray that she is in a better place. R.I.P. Becky! We love you and miss you so much

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