In 1989, Two Toddlers Vanished From The Same NYC Park Three Months Apart
Two-year-old Christopher "Choo Choo" Dansby and 19-month-old Shane Walker vanished without a trace. If you have any information about these children, please contact The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Top photos: Christopher Dansby approx age 2 and Dansby age progressed to 26 years
Bottom photos: Shane Walker approx age 19 months and Walker age progressed to 28 years
It was 1989, in the heart of New York City, when 2-year-old Christopher "Choo Choo" Dansby and 19-month-old Shane Walker vanished without a trace. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) invested time and resources into this case and have produced age-enhanced photos for what the children could look like today.
According to published reports, Christopher and Shane went missing from Lenox Avenue and 114th Street just three months apart. Christopher vanished in May 1989 and Shane disappeared in August of the same year. The park was located at the Martin Luther King Jr. playground close to Harlem.
Allison Dansby, Christopher’s mom, spoke to WPIX in 2014. She said that on the day Christopher disappeared, she was not with him. Dansby was at the store. Her mother was caring for her boys and watching them play. When Dansby returned, she reportedly only saw one of her children playing. “I started to panic, when I went to the other side, and he wasn’t no where in the park," Dansby added.
Rosa Glover spoke to ABC 7 in New York about her son’s abduction. She distinctly remembers the day her son Shane went missing and how her life has never been the same. Glover said there was a boy and a girl, who were several years older than Shane, showing him attention and playing with him.
Although she found this to be odd, Glover said she sat on a nearby bench. A short time later, a man sat next to her and distracted her. Glover only reportedly looked away for a moment, and her son was gone. "My heart just dropped," Glover said.
Despite the decades that have passed, both mothers will never stop looking for their children.
"I love him, and I still want him. Wherever he is, when I find him, we are going away. I am leaving New York City, and we are going somewhere, just the two of us," Glover concluded.
If you have any information, please contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children directly: 1-800-THE-LOST