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Adji's photo is shown age progressed to 15 years. The photo on the right is also of him. Adji was last seen wearing a blue and yellow t-shirt, blue and yellow shorts, and black and gray sneakers.
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Adji was last seen in Immokalee, Florida on January 10, 2009. His mother left him at his grandmother's home in Farm Workers Village in the 800 block of Grace Street that day, as she had to work. Adji was last seen at approximately 5:15 p.m. He went outside to play with other children and disappeared.

His grandmother realized he was missing about half an hour after she'd last seen him. After searching for two hours, Adji's grandmother called the police. He has never been heard from again. An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of his whereabouts.

Adji lived with his mother and stepfather at the time of his disappearance. Investigators looked into the possibility that Adji was taken to Haiti, where his father and extended family members live, but they found no evidence to support this theory.

None of Adji's family members are considered suspects in his disappearance. His grandmother no longer lives in the Farm Worker's Village; she now shares a home with Adji's mother and stepfather, who have since given birth to a daughter they named after her brother.

Authorities believe Adji either wandered away, or was abducted by a non-relative. His case remains unsolved.

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SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Authorities believe Adji either wandered away, or was abducted by a non-relative. His case remains unsolved.

Does anyone have any theories on this? I can't seem to stick on one between the two of these.

There is extensive farmland in the area that he could have wandered into. But I have to think that after 11 years, some trace of him would have been found. Especially with the heavy use of the land.
Farm Workers Village is right next to a highway. There's a chance he could have been abducted. But again, that's one heck of a crime of opportunity.

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Guess Who

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Does anyone have any theories on this? I can't seem to stick on one between the two of these.

There is extensive farmland in the area that he could have wandered into. But I have to think that after 11 years, some trace of him would have been found. Especially with the heavy use of the land.
Farm Workers Village is right next to a highway. There's a chance he could have been abducted. But again, that's one heck of a crime of opportunity.

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If he became scared and tucked in to a nice, small hidey hole, he could easily be overlooked and be under a lot of vegetation. Or the story of how he disappeared is not what really happened.
 

Guess Who

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Without sounding judgy... does anyone else find it odd that they named their new baby after him? How do they know he won't return and then have will have 2 children with the same name? It seems more like a commemoration.
i know somebody that named their second baby the exact same name as their deceased baby. It kind of creeped me out and it didn't help that they were a bit creepy to start with. The exact same 4 names. No deviation at all.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Without sounding judgy... does anyone else find it odd that they named their new baby after him? How do they know he won't return and then have will have 2 children with the same name? It seems more like a commemoration.

I do find it strange, but not really condemning, per se.
They had a daughter, so it's not like it would be two "Adji"s. I believe they named her Adjiani. Other families have done similar with a middle name.
 

KareBear

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I do find it strange, but not really condemning, per se.
They had a daughter, so it's not like it would be two "Adji"s. I believe they named her Adjiani. Other families have done similar with a middle name.
Oh ok... so it was a variation of his name... that's different. I would just feel like I was trying to replace him if it was the same exact name.. 😢
Not condemning, for sure, but for me it would feel like I was accepting that he was gone (forever).
 

KareBear

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i know somebody that named their second baby the exact same name as their deceased baby. It kind of creeped me out and it didn't help that they were a bit creepy to start with. The exact same 4 names. No deviation at all.
But see... they knew that their child was deceased... 🤔
 

GrandmaBear

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Tough one. I personally would never use the same name for another child. All individuals are unique and your children I would hope especially individual to you, however, all are different and perhaps if it was a family carry on of a name or it was female versus male with variation, it would seem like honoring the child to some...?

So this is an old case but one in which the child was non-verbal and had some disabilities? At first I thought it was recent and this year, since we have seen a "rash" of that lately or so it seems.

Sounds like a tough one with little evidence in any direction.
 

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