Missing Persons

Too Young For Love : Chioma Gray

posted: 09/27/12

Missing since December 13, 2007

Fourteen-year-old Chioma Gray is a student at Buena High School and a loving daughter living in Ventura, California. To her mother Franciene's distress, however, Chioma enters into a sexual relationship with a twenty-year-old man named Andrew Joshua Tafoya. Franciene presses charges against the older man, and Tafoya is found guilty of unlawful sex with a minor. He spends six months in a work furlough program, but the day after his release, Chioma goes missing, along with Tafoya. It becomes clear that the pair has crossed the border into Mexico, and Chioma's family is left wondering about the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and whether or not she is still alive. After four long years, in October of 2011, they get the answers they've been waiting for.

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