Pride Month: Edmond Tillman

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.

64 thoughts on “Pride Month: Edmond Tillman

  1. Amir March 11, 2019 / 10:24 pm

    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

  2. Amir March 12, 2019 / 8:33 pm

    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.

  3. Amir March 17, 2019 / 9:48 am

    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.

  4. Amir March 24, 2019 / 6:54 pm

    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.

    • Diana April 4, 2019 / 1:19 pm

      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

      • Amir April 4, 2019 / 7:26 pm

        What Criminal Charges did she have? We can talk more in private about this.

    • Diana April 4, 2019 / 5:45 pm

      Can we talk more in private about this? Have you spoke to the Nypd?

      • Amir April 4, 2019 / 7:16 pm

        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?

      • Amir April 4, 2019 / 7:31 pm

        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?

      • Diana April 4, 2019 / 7:38 pm

        How can I reach you?

      • Diana April 4, 2019 / 7:47 pm

        You can text me when you have time (409) 234-7513

  5. Amir April 4, 2019 / 8:01 pm

    Ok, I have one more question. What makes you believe something weird has happened and he is not a runaway?

    • Diana April 4, 2019 / 8:13 pm

      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.

      • Amir April 4, 2019 / 8:42 pm

        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.

      • Diana April 4, 2019 / 8:51 pm

        Before he disappeared. You can text me

      • Amir April 4, 2019 / 8:48 pm

        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.

      • Amir April 4, 2019 / 9:04 pm

        How could I text you? I don’t own a phone at the moment…

      • Diana April 4, 2019 / 9:09 pm

        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:

        https://www.mylife.com/alelia-newsome/e631626670506

        This is his mom. I hope to hear from someone el

      • Amir April 4, 2019 / 9:26 pm

        I can still speak in private with you about his case. They really need to re open his case.

  6. Amir April 4, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    Because I agree with you on the exact same.

  7. Amir April 5, 2019 / 6:36 pm

    Have any of his friends said anything about him or have information regarding his disappearance?

    • Diana April 5, 2019 / 7:31 pm

      Mainly rumors happened in the beginning I think the detectives have to interview all the family and friends again

      • Amir April 5, 2019 / 8:47 pm

        What rumors? From the beginning? They really should interview all family and friends again.

      • Diana April 5, 2019 / 9:25 pm

        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.

  8. Diana April 5, 2019 / 9:26 pm

    Do you know anything?

    • Amir April 5, 2019 / 9:28 pm

      No, but what I found out from the Charley project is that he was having problems at school and coming home increasingly late

    • Amir April 5, 2019 / 9:30 pm

      And may have had an 18 year old boyfriend

    • Amir April 5, 2019 / 10:08 pm

      i also found out that his friend had pictures of the men Edmond was talking to on the Internet.

  9. Amir April 6, 2019 / 8:05 pm

    It makes me upset that knowing he has not been found yet

    • Diana April 6, 2019 / 8:10 pm

      Same, but I know the truth is bound to come out soon.

      • Amir April 6, 2019 / 8:35 pm

        It Will. We just have to never give up hope

  10. Amir April 6, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    If he is still in the Manhattan area, I hope he turns out Happy and well.

  11. Amir April 7, 2019 / 2:07 pm

    What school was he dropped off at, if I may ask?

  12. Amir April 8, 2019 / 10:05 pm

    Because I may go there to ask some questions and finding more information

  13. Amir April 13, 2019 / 9:05 pm

    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.

    • Diana April 13, 2019 / 9:09 pm

      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.

      • Amir April 13, 2019 / 9:17 pm

        Interesting. He may still be there hopefully

      • Amir April 20, 2019 / 8:41 pm

        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?

  14. Amir April 13, 2019 / 9:22 pm

    Since his disappearance, has he made any contact with family or friends?

    • Diana April 13, 2019 / 9:28 pm

      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

  15. Diana April 13, 2019 / 9:25 pm

    Yeah I miss him ❤️

    • Amir April 13, 2019 / 9:35 pm

      I know, but I pray that you will get answers to his case

    • Amir April 13, 2019 / 9:44 pm

      Never give up hope ❤️

  16. Amir April 13, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    Are you his aunt or family friend?

    • Diana April 13, 2019 / 10:09 pm

      Friend, you?

  17. Amir April 13, 2019 / 10:25 pm

    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

  18. Amir April 13, 2019 / 11:06 pm

    I’ve been wondering… When he was dropped off at school, did he ever complete his entrance exam?

  19. Amir April 14, 2019 / 9:31 pm

    To see if he will transfer to the 8th grade or stay in 7th grade?

    • Diana April 14, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      It sounds like you know him haha how do you know which grade he was in

  20. Amir April 14, 2019 / 10:29 pm

    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

  21. Amir April 14, 2019 / 10:32 pm

    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.

    • Amir April 15, 2019 / 6:18 pm

      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.

  22. Amir April 18, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    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.

    • Meaghan April 18, 2019 / 6:57 pm

      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.

      • Amir April 18, 2019 / 7:37 pm

        I also did research, his mom now lives in Lexington, NC. Edmond may not know this at all. So, where would that leave him?

      • Amir April 18, 2019 / 7:39 pm

        I also did research , his mother currently lives in Lexington,NC. Edmond may not know this. So, where would that leave him?

  23. Amir April 18, 2019 / 10:37 pm

    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?

  24. Amir April 21, 2019 / 11:39 pm

    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

  25. Amir May 11, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    I Just hope and pray nothing bad ever happened to him and that he is safe

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