Missing and Murdered Children in Our Area

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, NV - Tony Franko was 10 when he disappeared the morning of May 8, 1983 walking from his home to Lemmon Valley Elementary School. He has a slight gap between his front teeth, small birthmarks above his left eyebrow and on the right side of his neck. Two light moles across his cheek and nose and a light scar under his lower lip.

Jennifer Martin was 11 when she disappeared June 28, 1987. She left her home, walked 100 yards to a 7-11 store on Lemmon Valley Drive, bought a soda, left the store and disappeared. She has a birthmark on her right hip, white bumps on her back, a star-shaped scar on the inside of her right arm and two small scars under her chin.

Charles, 8, and Jennifer Chia, 6, left their school bus in the Timber Hills apartment complex in southwest Reno, the afternoon of October 18, 1989. They were last seen walking to their home barely 100 feet away. Their skeletal remains were found in a shallow grave just off Highway 70 near Portola, California July 25, 1990. A brown van with a Miller Beer gear shift knob was seen near the area where the bodies were found. A few weeks before the Chias disappeared, a man in a white pickup attempted to abduct another boy and girl on Highway 70 near Beckwourth.

Monica DaSilva, 7, was abducted from her bedroom window in an Idlewild Drive apartment in Reno Sept, 24, 1990. Her body was found buried in Lagomarsino Canyon east of Reno three weeks later, but her remains were not identified until almost a year later.


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