UPDATE! Have you seen Chioma Gray?

02 Sep

UPDATE: Chioma Gray was found alive and well in 2011. She had married Tafoya while they were living together in Mexico. See more here:

Chioma Gray is a 16-year-old high school student who was abducted by 21-year-old Andrew Tafoya from her Ventura, California school about nine months ago. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children thinks the two of them went to Mexico in a white Acura with the license plate 6AXX928. Some local leaders say the lack of national attention on Chioma’s case is due to racism. Click here to read a letter to the public from Chioma’s mother.

Chioma is 5’4 and weighs 115 pounds. If you see Chioma Gray or her abductor Andrew Tafoya, call 1-800-The-Lost.


Posted by on September 2, 2008 in Uncategorized


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4 responses to “UPDATE! Have you seen Chioma Gray?

  1. tracey in Ohio

    September 2, 2008 at 12:41 pm


    SINCE DECEMBER?!?!? It’s so heartbreaking to read about these things happening so long after the fact when ‘other things’ you hear about 24/7. Wonder how the guy got access to her on the school campus? Heavy sigh…. my prayers are w/the family 😦

  2. loveisdope

    September 2, 2008 at 11:24 pm


    Yes, since December! I did a quick Google search on her and didn’t come up with much. Nobody seems to really tell the whole story. I don’t know if she knew this guy or what. But I do know that last night was the first time I became aware of this young lady’s disappearance.

  3. sarah

    October 7, 2008 at 7:27 am

    i personally knew chioma gray and I’m sorry but the media and her family has left out a lot of facts about chioma and josh’s relationship. i don’t doubt it for a minute that she willingly left with him. they constantly went behind chioma’s mothers back and saw each other without her permission. yes its really sad that that she’s missing, but she’s not as innocent as she’s being portrayed. there’s a lot of things that people are hiding.

  4. loveisdope

    October 7, 2008 at 8:29 am

    I could certainly believe that she left willingly with this person, but that doesn’t lessen the urgency to find her. Running off with a grown man with a rap sheet whether she did so willingly or not still means that her safety can not be taken for granted. It would be good to know if she did go with him on her own because that would make her that much harder to find if she is helping to hide herself, but other than that, it doesn’t matter how “innocent” she is. She should be at home and in school.


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