22-year-old Zinah Jennings and her 18-month-old son Amir went missing around Thanksgiving of 2011. Amir’s grandmother filed a missing persons report in early December. Zinah Jennings has turned up, but there is no sign of her son, and she’s not talking.
In her hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, Jennings was involved in a one-person car crash on Christmas Eve. Amir was not with her. When questioned by police, Jennings allegedly gave them several false stories about Amir being anywhere from Raleigh to Atlanta and just about everywhere in between. All leads that she has given them have not turned up anything.
After nothing turned up, Jennings was arrested on December 29th and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child and held on a $150K bond.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC
Any of this sound even remotely familiar to anyone?
I don’t have cable anymore, so I don’t know what kind of TV coverage this is getting, so I went to the major news websites. CNN.com had a brief mention, as did FoxNews.com, and I couldn’t even find it on the front page of MSNBC. Of course, I saw nothing mention on the *spit* Nancy Grace section of CNN.
I could be wrong. This could end up getting major national media attention. More than likely though, it will just be another minority child ignored by the national media, much like Giovanni Gonzalez.
That’s not to say the disappearance of Amir Jennings will be ignored here. I will be posting any and all updates as they become available and as my schedule allows.
I pray to God that he is found alive and safe.
Thanks to Haydee for the tip.