August 16, 2005 the body of a child was found
floating in the Calumet River in Chicago,
Illinois. The body
identified as Alexandra Anaya, a girl who went
missing on August 13, 2005. A 14 year old boy who
was riding in a
speed boat with his parents, spotted the body.
would not reveal a cause of death, though the
Medical Examiners office ruled the death a
Johnson, who has since retired said he would
never forget Alexandra Anaya and wonders who
happened to her. Alexandra's body had been
weighed down with chains and straps to hold
in the river
and her head, arms and legs were missing.
have done this? She was only a little girl"
don't think about it. It's always on my
being called to the police station, Sandra Anaya
told them that Alexandra had a scar on her chin
and that she had a sprained ankle. At that point,
Sandra was unaware that her daughters torso had
been all that was recovered. When Sandra Anaya was
told that the body was definitely her daughter,
she broke down. Sandra would need need to provide
DNA for positive identification of her daughter.
Later when she was told that the torso was her
daughters, Sandra broke down:
fell apart, went down to her knees and crawled
on the floor, crying and screaming, just lost
Sandra told me
that Alex was a beautiful child, kind and
gentle who loved her twin sisters. Alex also
loved animals and her hope was to be a
veterinarian when she grew up. Playing soccer
and horseback riding were just two of the
things that Alex enjoyed in life. She loved
everybody and always had a smile on her face.
Sandra informed me that as of this date,
October 2, 2011, no one has been charged in
the death of her daughter. The family has been
in so much pain and miss her terribly. I thank
Sandra whole heartedly for sending me
information about her Alex and for sending me
the beautiful pictures of her.
with her sisters, Romy and Roxy
Police Department Homicide Detective Sylvia
Van Witzenburg said that everyone was a
that neighbors and people from Alexandra's
school would come forward with any information
Shortly after Alexandra's death, Rodolfo
Herediea was in court on charges that he had
Sandra Anaya. He was acquitted of those
that Rodolfo and Sandra had a relationship for
about nine years and though he was not
Alexandra's biological father, Sandra and
Rudolfo did have a set of twins together. Also
stated is information that the couple had
split up several times over the years and then
got back together. It is reported that for six
of those nine years, Rodolfo had been
molesting Alexandra. After Alexandra told her
mother about the abuse, Sandra ended her long
relationship with Rodolfo. Rudolfo told Sandra
that he would not take no for an answer and
that she was his. In September, Rodolfo
admitted to police that he had been stalking
Sandra and her family and that he had made a
key to her home and when he was caught inside
the home, he told her that the door had been
unlocked. Sandra changed the locks after that
incident. Three years after his retirement,
Ron Johnson still hopes that someone will come
forward and help to solve this case. Though he
no longer has the job of solving the murder of
Alexandra Anaya, it is something that plagues
him every day and he keeps his own file on her
they're so close to doing something with
family has since moved to Texas and says they
can still remember her in the home on her
hold out hope that they will find the rest
of her and someone will pay for her murder.
13 years of my life one night. I feel my
daughter doesn't rest in peace. Her
somewhere else. Her head is somewhere else"
Occurred in the state of Indiana
Alexandra M. Anaya
Anaya Hammond, IN Alexandra M. Anaya,
13 of Hammond, passed away Tuesday,
August 13, 2005.
She is survived by her mother, Sandra
Anaya; two sisters: Rony and Roxanne
Heredia; maternal grandfather,
Francisco J. Anaya; aunt, Martha
Urbina; two uncles: Ignacio and
Raymundo Urbina and four cousins:
Maria Enriquez, Fabian and Felicia
Urbina and Jaime Krieter; many other
relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held
Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 7:30
p.m. at the Fife Funeral Home, 4201
Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, with
Rev. Stephen Gibson, officiating.
Visitation at the Fife Funeral Home
from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Alexandra was a seventh grader at
Clark Middle School.
date today is June 4, 2014. I did
a search to find out if anything
new was reported about the death
of this beautiful young girl.
Nothing new has come up and no one
has been charged with her murder
up to this date. Very sad!
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