Jaliek  Rainwalker  ** Greenwich, NY  *  2007

Jaliek L. Rainwalker

Missing Since: November 1, 2007 from Greenwich, New York
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing
Date Of Birth: August 2, 1995
Age: 12
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 105 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Race: Black/White
Gender: Male
Distinguishing Characteristics: Has a slight speech impediment.
He pronunces the letter 'r' like a 'w'
Clothing: Blue jeans, a yellow fleece pull-over and
black tennis shoes
Case Number: NCMC1083247
Details of Disappearance
Jaliek was last seen on November 1, 2007.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Greenwich Village Police Department
(518) 692-9332
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

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Comment by Brenda on October 24, 2012 at 8:27am

National investigators pore over Jaliek files
Posted at: 10/23/2012 5:53 PM | Updated at: 10/23/2012 8:28 PM
By: Mark Mulholland

GREENWICH - Jaliek Rainwalker was 12 years old when he was reported missing in November 2007 from his adoptive grandfather's home on Hill Street.

Police used helicopters and dogs to search for the adopted son of Stephen and Jocelyn Kerr.

Days of searching turned into weeks and months. There was no sign of the boy who his adoptive parents had referred to as "troubled."

It didn't take long for police to focus on Kerr, the last person to see Jaliek.

The grieving father talked to NewsChannel 13 shortly after his son's disappearance.
"Jaliek, if you're watching this, we'd love for you to come home," said Kerr as he fought back tears.

But police say Kerr wouldn't share much information with them. And privately, many are convinced that he knows far more than he's letting on.

Now, nearly five years later, the case is on-going and police aren't letting up.

This week they're getting the help of investigators from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, who came to town to pore over the facts of Jaliek's disappearance.

"It's a fresh set of eyes. These are people who do this 24-7," said Chief George Bell of the Cambridge-Greenwich Police Department. "They're dedicated to finding missing children, so they're taking a look at the entire case file to see what maybe we missed and they're bringing it to our attention,"

The attorney for Stephen Kerr tells NewsChannel 13 that his client welcomes any help that leads to his son being found.

Chief Bell says Kerr has shown no interest in helping police find Jaliek.

Next Thursday is the 5th anniversary of the boy's disappearance.

Comment by Brenda on September 26, 2012 at 9:13am

Investigators will take new look at Rainwalker missing child case
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GREENWICH -- The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children plans to send a team of investigators to Washington County in the coming weeks to review the investigation of the disappearance of Jaliek Rainwalker as police look for new leads.

The investigators will work with Cambridge-Greenwich Police and State Police to review the case file for new information and discuss new potential tactics as the inquiry approaches its fifth year.

Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief George Bell said there has been no date set for the center investigators’ trip to Greenwich for the renewed involvement in the investigation.

“They are going to come up, review the file in full and do some cold case work. We may end up doing some more searches,” he said.

Bell said he hopes to involve Vermont State Police in the new efforts. Rainwalker’s adopted parents moved to Rupert, Vt., as adopted father Stephen Kerr came under increased police and Department of Social Services scrutiny in the months after he was reported missing.

Bell said police continue to receive reports of sightings of the boy, but they have all turned out to be look-alikes and not Rainwalker.

Local police and representatives of the Washington County District Attorney’s Office continue to meet periodically to discuss the investigation.

“We’ll never stop tracking down the leads that come in,” State Police Senior Investigator Thomas Aiken said. “It will never be closed until we find him or we get justice.”

A call to the center’s headquarters in Virginia was not returned Tuesday.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently opened a satellite office on Ballston Avenue in Saratoga Springs, according to the center’s website. A representative of the office, retired Saratoga Springs Police Investigator John Kelly, said Tuesday he was not yet familiar with the national organization’s plans for the case.

Rainwalker was 12 when he was reported missing by his adopted family on Nov. 1, 2007. His adopted father, Stephen Kerr, reported him missing after Kerr picked up the boy at a respite home and brought him to a family home in the village of Greenwich the night before. The boy had been having behavorial problems in the weeks before.

Kerr told police he awoke that morning to find Rainwalker was gone, with a cryptic apologetic note left behind.

Police have labeled Kerr a “person of interest” in the case because of what they called inconsistencies in his story and his lack of cooperation with the investigation.

He has maintained he did not harm the boy.

No charges have been filed.


Comment by Brenda on August 2, 2012 at 9:50am

Happy Birthday Jaliek !

Comment by Brenda on February 2, 2012 at 10:34pm

02/01/2012 06:38 PM
Missing Greenwich child to be featured on cable TV show
By: Web Staff

GREENWICH, N.Y. -- Years later, the search for Jaliek Rainwalker is getting some national attention. The Greenwich child is being featured on a cable show that's dedicated to finding missing people.

Jaliek Rainwalker, 12, was last seen in November 2007 from the Greenwich area.

According to his grandmother, Barbara Reeley, is also part of the TV One episode.

Jaliek's adoptive father, Steven Kerr, is believed to be the last person who saw him before he disappeared. Police did question Kerr at the time, but never brought any charges against him.

Reeley says the show can only help in the continuous search for Jaliek.

"It's important to keep Jaliek's name out there so that he is found, so that people are aware that he has not been found yet, that we don't know where he is, that he's still missing. Many people feel like, oh well time has gone on and he must have been found, but he has not been found," Reeley said.

If you'd like more information on Jaliek's case, go to www.findjaliek.org/.


Comment by Brenda on January 19, 2012 at 9:12pm

National TV show to feature Jaliek Rainwalker case

Jaliek Rainwalker

Print Story Published: 1/10 4:54 am Share Updated: 1/10 4:57 am
The search for a missing Greenwich boy will be the subject of a national television show.

Jaliek Rainwalker hasn't been seen since 2007.

On February 1st, the new show "Find Our Missing" will focus on his disappearance.

Rainwalker, who was 12 at the time he went missing, was last seen with his adoptive father Stephen Kerr.

Kerr has been named a person of interest in the case, but has never been charged.


Comment by Brenda on January 19, 2012 at 9:09pm
Comment by Brenda on January 19, 2012 at 9:06pm

Comment by Brenda on January 19, 2012 at 9:04pm

GREENWICH — Barbara Reeley has two new opportunities to spread the word about Jaliek Rainwalker, her missing grandson.
Jaliek was 12 in 2007 when he disappeared in Washington County after his adoptive father picked him up from a stay in a respite home in Altamont.
A segment about Jaliek will run Feb.1 on the new show "Find Our Missing," on TV One. It will air locally on channel 440, HD 1845. It is a half-hour segment.
Reeley said she has also been invited to appear on the ABC show "The View" next Wednesday. She is awaiting confirmation and travel arrangements.
New TV exposure for missing boy Jaliek Rainwalker
By LEIGH HORNBECK, Staff writer
Updated 12:57 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2012

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/New-TV-exposure-for-missing...

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/New-TV-exposure-for-missing...


Comment by Brenda on January 19, 2012 at 12:19pm

Comment by Brenda on January 19, 2012 at 12:18pm

Jaliek Rainwalker case being featured on national tv series
January 10, 2012 2:55 PM
CBS6 Staff
GREENWICH -- He vanished five years ago without a trace.
Now the search for a missing Greenwich boy will be featured on a national television show.
Jaliek Rainwalker will be the subject of the new show “Find Our Missing” on TV One.
Jaliek was 12-years-old when he disappeared back in 2007. He was last seen with his adoptive father, Stephen Kerr.
Kerr has remained a person of interest in the case since his son's disappearance, but has not been charged with any crime.
The episode is scheduled to air on February 1st.
The series brings national attention to missing persons cases of minority victims, both young and old, who have disappeared without a trace. The show will be hosted by actress Epatha Merkerson.

Read more: http://www.cbs6albany.com/articles/rainwalker-1289778-greenwich-jal...


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