MP of the week: Adriana Bejarano

This week’s featured missing person is, like the case I was discussing earlier, another obscure missing child case that for whatever reason never seems to have made it into the NCMEC database: Adriana M. Bejarano, a 15-year-old girl who disappeared from her Ephrata, Pennsylvania home on November 28, 1988. From all appearances she left her house voluntarily, but my guess is she didn’t intend to be gone as long as she has been.

She’s described as Hispanic and Colombian-American. 5’3 and 125 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She had braces at the time of her disappearance and may have been last seen wearing a black trench coat and jeans.

I have to wonder if perhaps she had a secret boyfriend, maybe a much older man, and this is the person she went out to meet.

If still alive, Adriana would be in her late forties.

3 thoughts on “MP of the week: Adriana Bejarano

  1. missingmysteries September 8, 2021 / 4:07 pm

    OT: I was reading the Doe Network update about Gina Hall’s remains having been found, and the story touts all sorts of success of Dr. Vass’s magical DNA finding gadget. I thought it was bunk? Maybe you’ve already written about this and I missed it, but if not, here’s what I found on Doe Network:

    Click to access 2147DFVA_article.pdf

    “Despite a conviction for the murderer, she still wants closure. That’s why last year, a vigil for Gina brought a new sense of hope. Dlana was introduced to Dr. Arpad Vass, a forensic anthropologist who had invented an instrument to detect DNA buried beneath the surface. Since then, Gina’s remains have been discovered across eight locations throughout the New River Valley using that device.
    “What we would do is take each one of those locations and start zeroing in by the miles and I would just pull over and let him out and let him just scan until he narrowed in right until the feet right to the very location,” said Bodmer.
    They’ve found Gina’s DNA on top of Draper Mountain at a lake house on Claytor Lake, off Hazelhollow Road, along Meadow Creek, and they found part of one of Gina’s bones at Epperly’s former hunting grounds. Bodmer says some of the locations were on their radar in 2016, but not all of them.
    “When people come to understand what this instrument can do – it’s a world changer. That’s what I like to often share, just imagine we’re not just working cold cases, but we’re trying to find children that have gone missing – this is huge,” said Bodmer.
    Not only did the instrument hit on Gina’s DNA, but it also hit on another – Angela Radar’s. Radar went missing from Roanoke in 1977, and back then they thought she was just a runaway teen and that’s where it stopped, until Dlana met with the Radar family.”

    (The “Dlana” mentioned is actually Gina’s Sister Diana. And they’re claiming having found Angela Rader’s remains with the same gadget??)

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