Find Missing Jaliek L Rainwalker! (Part 1)

Missing Child, Suspicious Disappearance, Cold Case

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Find Missing Jaliek L Rainwalker!

Find Missing Jaliek L Rainwalker!

Find missing Jaiek L Rainwalker!
He has been missing for over ten years.
What happened to him?

Find Missing Jaliek L Rainwalker!

Find Missing Jaliek L Rainwalker! Jaliek was last seen on November 1, 2007 in Greenwich, New York. He’s classified as endangered missing. Jaliek was born in the year 1995. When he went missing, Jaliek was 12 years old. Jaliek L Rainwalker is of mixed race (African-American/Caucasian). At his disappearance, Jaliek was
5’6″ tall and 105 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes. Jaliek has a slight speech impediment that causes him to pronounce the letter “r” as “w.” His name is pronounced “Ja-leek” and his nickname is Jay.

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At the time of his disappearance, Jaliek’s hair had blond highlights. It was styled in a two-inch Afro. When he was last seen, Jaliek was wearing a bright yellow fleece pullover and a gray t-shirt. His t-shirt had the image of a dragon on the front. Jaliek also was wearing blue jeans and black canvas high-top sneakers. Jaliek suffers from severe emotional problems and has violent outbursts. This is due to his exposure to alcohol as an unborn baby. He has been diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder. It makes it hard for him to form relationships.

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Jaliek was last seen at the home of his adoptive father’s parents. It was located in the 10 block of Hill Street in Greenwich, New York on November 1, 20017. His adoptive dad, Stephen Burrell Kerr, spent the night alone in the house with him. Jaliek disappeared during the night. And he has never been heard from again. Kerr says that he woke up the next morning and, at 7:30 A.M., found a note Jaliek left behind. It read: Dear everybody, I’m sorry for everything. I won’t be a bother anymore.Goodbye, Jaliek.”

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Right After Disapearance

Kerr reported his son missing at 8:57 A.M. Jaliek isn’t believed to have carried any cash or credit cards when he vanished. Jaliek had been living with his adoptive parents, Kerr and his wife, Jocelyn A. McDonald, for five years by 2007. He was born addicted to crack-cocaine. And he spent his early childhood in six different foster homes. His parents stated that Jaliek had violent temper tantrums and his four siblings were afraid of him. Jaliek’s former foster parents, Jodi and Larry Schoen, who cared for him for four years, confirmed this. They stated that his outbursts could last up to an hour. They described Jaliek as highly intelligent but a much troubled child.

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Foster Parents

The Schoens originally planned to adopt Jaliek. But Jaliek was seven years old and attacked their daughter. And then the they decided he could no longer stay in their home. Then he went to live with Kerr and McDonald, who have three biological sons and one adopted daughter. The children ranged in age from one to eight to fourteen at the time Jaliek disappeared. Jalliek’s adoptive family lived a non-traditional lifestyle at the time of his disappearance.

The adoptive family’s home was in rural Washington County, New York. It had no running water. Outhouses were the toilets. The only electricity comes from a generator that runs for several hours during the day. Everyone slept in one room. Jaliek’s family still own the home, but in 2008 they moved to West Rupert, Vermont.

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Parental Claims

Kerr, the adoptive father, and McDonald, the adoptive mother, stated Jaiek was both suicidal and homicidal at the time of his disappearance. But he wasn’t taking any psychiatric drugs or receiving any therapy for his mental/emotional problems. On October 23, a little over a week prior to Jaliek’s disappearance, Kerr called a crisis hotline. Kerr stated that Jaliek had threatened a small child in his homeschool group. And Jaliek’s mother was afraid of him and no longer wanted him at home. Kerr stated that his wife wanted to reverse the adoption.

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Troubled Family Relationships

Kerr was was making these complaints to a crisis worker. She told him that it was not possible to reverse the adoption. She suggested respite care instead. Instead, Jaliek was sent to to the home of Elaine and Tom Person. THey are licensed foster parents who had provided respite care for him in the past. The Persons kept Jaliek until November 1. Then they gave him back to Kerr. In turn, Kerr planned to take Jaliek to another respite home the next day. That was the Day Jaliek was reported missing.

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Initial Investigation

Investigators conducted an extensive search of the area. Their efforts turned up no indication of Jaliek’s whereabouts. Within a few days, police announced that they thought he could have met with foul play. For it’s unlikely that a child of that age could survive on his own. the possibilities that Jaliek ran away or committed suicide were not ruled out, however. Jalek’s adoptive mom, McDonald, took a polygraph in her son’s case. But Kerr, Jaliek’s adoptive dad, refused to take one.

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Call for Awareness

Jaliek’s case is heart-wrenching. He never had a chance. First, he was exposed to crack/cocaine as an unborn baby. And he spent his formative, early childhood yeas in foster homes. And it left at the mercy of impulses that he obviously couldn’t control. But it seems that his behavior understandable pushed everyone away, including his adoptive parents. Jaliek needs justice, whatever the facts of his relationship with his adoptive parents at his disappearance. Have information about Jaliek’s whereabouts? You’re advised to contact the Greenwich Village Police Department. Call them at: (518) 692-9332 or 9-1-1.

Jaliek’s story is so complex that it is being written in two parts. This is the first part. Click here to read the second part.

The above information and images can be found on Jaliek’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. And it is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 2.0 License

The top photo is courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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I'm a Christian, meaning that I have a relationship with God, through trust in HIs Son Jesus. I'm a pro-life blogger, and I have three websites, focused on the sanctity of life. The first one is, which is specific to calling for an end to abortion through educating people about alternatives and pro-life news and opinions. The second site,, is also devoted to ending abortion through reaching out to moms in crisis and educating them on alternatives. This second site has the broader aim of celebrating the sanctity of all human life. Born and unborn. I want to reach a broad audience through the second site. The third site,, is devoting to finding missing persons, identifying the unidentified, and bringing justice to victims of crime.

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