In honor of Pride Month I’m featuring a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer missing person every day for the month of June. Today’s case is Edmond Tillman, a fourteen-year-old boy who went missing from Manhattan on August 10, 2005. He is gay and had recently come out to his mother. He was supposedly dating someone older, and his case is classified as a runaway.
At this point, a full thirteen years later, I have to wonder if Edmond really did run away, or if did but he came to harm afterwards — perhaps trafficking. I also wonder if his coming-out to his mom was really as smooth as she says. A lot of LGBTQ teens run away because feel were rejected by their families.
I hope he turns up alive and well and happy, wherever he is.
His Mother Should Hire An Private Investigator…They have good insight and Could or May have the answers of what truly happened to her son that day
Why would he run away from home? He was happy and had Family support…Something is not right and I’m starting to think more likely he never ran away from home in the first place, but in fact was lured out of his home by a predator, It may have been one of men he was talking with and may still be living with an adult or group of adults in the local area that are facilitating his absence.
Sometimes the home situation is not as it appears. The recent reappearance is Crystal Hall after 20 years is a prime example of this. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/two-decades-after-vanishing-her-daughter-suddenly-showed-up-with-children-a-new-identity–and-speaking-spanish/2019/03/10/1b9fbd88-3f75-11e9-a0d3-1210e58a94cf_story.html
Thank you for letting me know. I also wonder if his coming out to his mother was smooth as she says,because she ” claims” to accept him with no problems at all.
I have one more question. Do you believe he is still in the local area?
Because I believe he is living with adults who are covering up his absence, Not age appropriate friends.
I don’t know.
I Know Where he was dropped off at since I’m from Manhattan myself. If I’m there, Maybe I can find the school he was dropped off at and find some answers.
I’m gonna start searching for him. I can’t just sit here and wait any longer, it’s too much for me not to do anything as I watch authorities do nothing. Something made him leave home. I hope his mother still lives in Brooklyn, so I can ask her for more information about her son’s life.
I did research the mom has criminal charges in a different state. I don’t think this is a runaway and I also don’t think him coming out went as smooth as claimed. Why hasn’t a private investigator been hired? Why has his other family members not made an effort to look for him? Can we see if he social security number has been used? Something is weird here
What Criminal Charges did she have? We can talk more in private about this.
Can we talk more in private about this? Have you spoke to the Nypd?
I have not spoken to them yet…but I need some assistance. Yes, Diana we can talk more about this. Which method should we use?
Yes, we can talk more in private about this. I Don’t believe he ran away and something is definitely weird here.Where could we speak more about this?
How can I reach you?
You can text me when you have time (409) 234-7513
Ok, I have one more question. What makes you believe something weird has happened and he is not a runaway?
The circumstances don’t add up to me. How can a 15 year old disappear without a trace for this many years? There has so be some sort of paper trail. I was in contact with him at the time. I also don’t think anyone has been making an effort to look for him over these many years. He comes from a big family too.
Wait, you were in contact with him? Was it after his disappearance or before he disappeared? What did he say? And he comes from a big family? They should be worried and at least search for him.
Before he disappeared. You can text me
The Circumstances don’t add up to me either. It’s strange how he’s been missing for many years . There’s more to this story than it seems.
How could I text you? I don’t own a phone at the moment…
Ah, I’m not sure how to private message here, but maybe one his family members can jump out here and provide more insight. I think the detectives should re open this case:
This is his mom. I hope to hear from someone el
I can still speak in private with you about his case. They really need to re open his case.
Because I agree with you on the exact same.
Have any of his friends said anything about him or have information regarding his disappearance?
Mainly rumors happened in the beginning I think the detectives have to interview all the family and friends again
What rumors? From the beginning? They really should interview all family and friends again.
People made accusations of older men seeing him. People made up stories about seeing him on the subway after his disappearance, but later admitted they lied. People have said his family knows more. People have said his friends know more. There’s been a lot of talk. I actually spoke to him the day he went missing, but I will leave it at that.
Do you know anything?
No, but what I found out from the Charley project is that he was having problems at school and coming home increasingly late
And may have had an 18 year old boyfriend
i also found out that his friend had pictures of the men Edmond was talking to on the Internet.
It makes me upset that knowing he has not been found yet
Same, but I know the truth is bound to come out soon.
It Will. We just have to never give up hope
If he is still in the Manhattan area, I hope he turns out Happy and well.
What school was he dropped off at, if I may ask?
Because I may go there to ask some questions and finding more information
why do police believe that he may be in the east village of Manhattan? I believed they said West village. And also the police said there were sightings of him in the west village; sightings by whom? If I’m there, I’ll see what I can do.
He grew up on the east village on 9st. The west village has the gay village, which is where he went from time to time.
Interesting. He may still be there hopefully
When you mentioned the accusations of the older men a while ago, did you mean they were seen by witnesses with Edmond or did they find out themselves who they were?
Since his disappearance, has he made any contact with family or friends?
No I’m sure if he did he wouldn’t be still listed as a runaway. If God willing he is alive I hope he reads this and texts me. I always think about him
Yeah I miss him ❤️
I know, but I pray that you will get answers to his case
Never give up hope ❤️
Are you his aunt or family friend?
I’ve never met him,but I grew up in the area he was last seen in. But I feel as though someone knows something and there is more to his disappearance than it seems
I’ve been wondering… When he was dropped off at school, did he ever complete his entrance exam?
To see if he will transfer to the 8th grade or stay in 7th grade?
It sounds like you know him haha how do you know which grade he was in
I don’t know him, I was born in 2004 and during that time I never met him. When I read the circumstances to his disappearance, it said he was dropped off at school by his mother to take a test to see if would transfer to the eighth grade
you can find the information here:
I don’t know him at all. I was born on 2004 around that time and never met him. When I read the circumstances to his disappearance, it was listed information by authorities, that he dropped off at school by his mother to take a test to see if would transfer to the eighth grade.
I’m gonna call the Nypd and see what they can tell me, because they still label him as runaway for this many years, but also that the circumstances don’t add up and this doesn’t seem as “runaway” to me.
This is what I don’t understand. How can a 14 year old disappear for this many years without making contact with family or friends for this long. Many believe he would call his family and be listed by endangered missing by now. Something is not right and there is more to his disappearance than it seems. The authorities say he is a runaway who does not want to come home or be found, but why say that? I don’t believe authorities really made an effort and searched for him in the first place.they say they’ve searched the west village roughly 10 times, but I don’t believe they have. they also believe he is living with friends in the local area, but we haven’t heard much of he actually is the truth or he is living with ” Associates that he only knows of”
I keep posting too much, but it’ll stop from now on.
It can be done. There was a recent Washington Post article about a 14yo who did just that, vanished and was gone for 20 years. She had run away. Google Crystal Haag.
I also did research, his mom now lives in Lexington, NC. Edmond may not know this at all. So, where would that leave him?
I also did research , his mother currently lives in Lexington,NC. Edmond may not know this. So, where would that leave him?
If God willing he is alive, he needs to call his family or his friends to let them know where he is or if he is doing well.they also think he may have travelled to San Francisco, California. Why do authorities say that?
I’m calling the NYPD in a few weeks to find out more and I will try to find out the truth about what really happened because I believe they’ve never really searched for him in the first place
I Just hope and pray nothing bad ever happened to him and that he is safe