A toddler goes missing while her mother is at work
Morning: Jovanna is home
Mary Corbin's then boyfriend, Ronald Garrett is watching 21 month old Jovanna for a short time at her house at P.T Burnum Apartment Complex. Mary has to go to work. Later that morning, Jovanna's mother tells Ronald to bring Jovanna to her great grandmother's house, Mary Moales. It was common for Jovanna's great grandparents and grandparents to babysit her.
P.T. Housing Complex
Person With Information / Witness
Parent of Victim
10:20 am: Unidentified boy asks for Jovanna
At 10:20AM an unidentified boy knocks on Mary Corbin's door. He told Garrett that Mary Moales asked him to bring Jovanna to her home. However, her great grandmother never met the boy or asked him to bring Jovanna to her house. The boy was about 10-11 years old, black and had small braids in his hair. According to the Charley Project, Garrett thought Jovanna recognized him from school and let him take Jovanna. Jovanna was never seen again.
Grandparent of Victim
Evening: Jovanna is reported missing
The toddler is reported missing when Mary Crawford arrives home.
Mayor John C. Mandanici offers a $5,000 reward
He requests information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the disappearance of Jovanna
Ronald Garrett is arrested
Four days after Jovanna's disappearence, Ronald Garrett is arrested on felony risk of injury to a minor. He is later convicted and sentanced to a year in jail. However, his story about what happened to Joanna and the description of the young boy never changes.
P.T Housing Complex that the Crawford Family lived in.