Remains Found In Canal May Be Those Of Mother And Daughters
April 1, 2010
Florida (ChattahBox) – The mini van belonging to a woman who disappeared with her two young daughters in 1999 has been found, containing human remains that have yet to be identified.
Nelta Jacques, eight months pregnant, had just returned from a trip to Haiti to visit relatives. Then she picked up her two children — seven-year-old Johanna, and five-year-old Juanita — from her father’s home.
It was raining heavily and her family asked her not to drive out in the storm.
“Her father begged her not to drive that car alone. She said, ‘Daddy, I’m grown,’ ” Dinorah Perry, director of Missing Children International, said.
She never made it home.
That was eleven years ago, and her family has been desperate for news, living in a limbo of worry and pain.
Sadly, the story may be over, and without a happy ending.
The green mini-van belonging to Jacques has been found submerged in a canal between her father’s home of Fort Lauderdale, and her own home in Tampa.
Human remains were found in the car, but police have no said it they were of more than one person.
Her family say they are glad for the possibility of closure, but that the thought of their loved ones final moments are devastating.