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.

8 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.

  3. Alva Johnson March 4, 2019 / 8:13 pm

    Hi Thank you Jesus .I am Gebar Jrs. Grandmother.I thank you for still running his story.Gebar listed as missing in St.Louis Mo.There has never been a body found.This is the most horrific story the law couldve come up with.God is handling this situation.I am a prayer Warrior all this will come to past.I love Yasmine R.and her family I think about her daily she gave me a beautiful grandson he is the only one I have…We all love him and miss him and we are waiting for his return.I pray for the Unjustice system you are holding an innocent man but it will all work out.God has all power in his hand not man.Life is about the Lord not us Hallejuhah.Glory to God.

  4. Chanterica Monique Washington November 27, 2020 / 11:45 pm

    I’m sorry lady but your son is not innocent at all even the lord knows that I’m sorry about your grandson but he’s not alive ma’am all because of your idiot son pushing that young lady and your son into that river the Lord will handle him in the afterlife your blinded ma’am he’s no innocent man and he deserves everything that he gets I hope they are giving him hell in prison.

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