Baltimore, MD Girl Still Missing After 11 Years

Romona Catherine Redd as a teenager. (Photo taken by the Robinson family.)

Romona Catherine Redd as a teenager. (Photo taken by the Robinson family.)

Ramona Catherine Redd of Baltimore, Maryland has been missing for 11 years without a trace or any evidence of foul play.  Ramona, then 19, left her Baltimore residence from the 4400 block of Asbury Avenue on March 7th 2002 to walk seven miles to her sister’s house on Lakewood Avenue. Ramona stopped at, what used to be, the 7-Eleven on Orleans Street at Montford Avenue to use the pay phone to call her cousin, Nicole Robinson, and complain of being lost. “Mona called and said she was at Andre’s, our cousin, house and she couldn’t find Val Val’s house but was going to walk back down there later”, recalls Nicole.  This was the last time she was ever heard from.  “I went to work that night and found out that morning that she never made it to Val Val’s house, or made it home”, says Nicole.

Romona Catherine Redd as a teenager. (Photo taken by the Robinson family.)

Romona Catherine Redd as a teenager. (Photo taken by the Robinson family.)

The Baltimore City Police Department put lead detective Edward Jones on the case and the Maryland Missing Persons Network has posted her picture online with access to printable posters; but no clues have been reported. “We tried to contact a few TV shows like Unsolved Mysteries but they wanted more drama than our story had to offer”, Nicole reveals.  “I want to see if the local news stations that covered the story then would do an update because it’s been 11 years.”

Romona and her cousin Nicole as teenagers in East Baltimore, MD prior to Romona's disappearance. (Photo taken by the Robinson family)

Romona and her cousin Nicole as teenagers in East Baltimore, MD prior to Romona’s disappearance. (Photo taken by the Robinson family)

Nicole Robinson updates her Facebook status on Ramona’s birthday: “This year will make 11 years since you have been missing and words cannot express the feeling, it’s harder than death cause with [that] one knows where you are.”  Ramona should have been celebrating her 30th birthday with family and friends on January 8, 2013, but instead the family was left with memorials and cries for help with her cases.  After seeing the recent story of the three Cleveland, Ohio missing women found and reunited with their families, Nicole has gained a new hope that Romona will be seen again.

Romona’s mother Valerie Robinson was murdered in April of 2002; several weeks after Romona went missing.  A conviction was made in the  murder case but police are not connecting the crime to Romona’s disappearance.

Romona Catherine Redd as a teenager. (Photo taken by the Robinson family.)

Romona Catherine Redd as a teenager. (Photo taken by the Robinson family.)

Romona Catherine Redd, an African American female, is currently 30 years old; therefore, her appearance, weight, clothing and hair may have changed since the pictures in this article.  According to MarylandMissing.com Romona was last seen in East Baltimore, Maryland on March 7, 2002, wearing blue jeans, black boots and a black jacket.  At the time of disappearance she stood at 5’2 and weighed 135 pounds.  It is possible that Romona would visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Washington, D.C.

Romona Catherine Redd as a teenager. (Photo taken by the Robinson family.)

Romona Catherine Redd as a teenager. (Photo taken by the Robinson family.)

Nicole cries as she speaks to Romona’s memory, “I’m sorry that I couldn’t protect you and I love you so much.  I lost my mind years ago but I’m fighting for my kids and I’m trying to stay around until you get back; but I’m not far from giving up.  I need my friend; no one has loved me like you.”

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