National Hispanic Heritage Month: Gebar Byrd Jr.

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month I’m featuring a Hispanic missing person every day from September 15 to October 15. Today’s case is Gebar Byrd Jr., a biracial Hispanic and African-American toddler who was last seen in University City, Missouri on March 22, 2010, a few weeks before his second birthday.

Gebar’s father, Gebar Byrd Sr., confessed to the murder of both little Gebar and his mother, Yasmin Rodriguez. He said he intentionally shoved her into the Mississippi River while she was holding the boy in her arms. Yasmin’s body was found in the river on April 9; Gebar Jr.’s never turned up. Gebar Sr. was convicted of second-degree murder in the mother’s death and involuntary manslaughter in the child’s, and sentenced to life in prison.

In spite of the confession and the convictions, there’s some hope among some of Gebar Jr.’s family members that he’s still alive, because his birth certificate and other papers disappeared. Me, I’m pretty skeptical of that theory.

6 thoughts on “National Hispanic Heritage Month: Gebar Byrd Jr.

  1. Rachel October 11, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Off topic, but Miranda Budiman has been found safe.

  2. Rachel October 11, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    And so has Sarah Elsafi. Both of these are according to For the Lost.

      • forthelost October 11, 2018 / 10:57 pm

        There’s a ton of them, so if you want to take notes watch my site carefully for a few weeks.

    • Meaghan October 11, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      As soon as I’m done with these old resolved cases I’ll see about that.

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