Six (6) Years Later,
We Still Remember Mitrice Richardson
It's hard to believe that it's been six years since the disappearance of my daughter Mitrice Richardson.
By now you know the story. On September 17, 2009 my daughter disappeared after being released in the middle of the night by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department only to be found nine months later dead.
We laid Mitrice to rest on August 21, 2010.
Mitrice should have never been taken into custody--especially for something that more affluent men and women get a slap on the wrist for and in some cases a ride from the police back to their car or home.
But she did and ended up dead.
To date, this case is still unsolved.
I have never believed that Yogi or Boo Boo managed to undress Mitrice, kill her in the wild and then place her clothes 5 feet away from her body as was the theory one time being peddled by the Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Whitmore.
Likewise, I never believed that the water from ravine magically undressed Mitrice and placed her clothing 5 feet from her body, also according to Steve Whitmore.
And I certainly never believed that Mitrice Richardson undressed herself and then took her own life.
There is no statute of limitation on murder. If you know something, please feel free to contact me or the following people:
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department
Phone: (818) 878-1808
LAPD Missing Persons Unit
Detective Steven Eguchi
Detective Chuck Knolls
LAPD Robbery Homicide
Many of you have expressed your thoughts and concerns on how this matter was handled. Please know that I know that Mitrice touched so many of you who supported the efforts of "Bring Mitrice Justice."
To help make sure that everyone has some type of closure, I am providing an electronic version of the obituary for you to download and cherish.
Rest assured that the fight is not over and there will be justice for Mitrice.