2:45pm: Myron finishes his paper route and walks home with his mother
Myron walks about hald a mile with his mother, Debbie, to his grandparents' home. The duo had planned to take their dirty laundry to Debbie's parents home because her washing machine was broken. Myron would usually attend vacation Bible School at a church nearby after grabbing his best friend weekly.
Parent of Victim
Afternoon: Myron goes to OK Fish & Chips for a drink
Myron tells his mother that he is thirsty on their walk home, his mother allows him telling him "go on. Catch up with me" as they part ways so Myron can grab a drink from OK Fish & Chips. The restaurant was not far from his grandparents' house.
OK Fish & Chips
Afternoon: Myron walks into the restaurant and orders a cherry soft drink
Myron orders his drink and chats with Lena Watt, who was working at the restaurant at the time. He quickly finishes his drink before asking for a refill for his walk back to his grandparents' house. Before leaving, Myron says goodbye to Lena and waves as he exits the restaurant and walks off in the direction of his grandparents' home.
Night: Debbie calls the Pheonix Police Department to report Myron missing
Debbie called to report Myron missing after he had not returned home after the time that his vacation Bible study class had ended. When she called, she explained to police that Myron was not the type of chid to go somewhere without someone knowing. Debbie retraces the route that Myron would have taken from the restaurant, with no luck. Police tell Debbie that they aren't too worried and that he was probably out with friends and would return later that night.
Night: Gettus Mintz returns to Debbie's parents home
When Gettus arrived at their home, his arm was in a sling, his explanation was that he had gotten bit by a dog. After his return, he joined the family in their search for Myron.
Person of Interest/Suspect
2:00am: After Debbie's consistent calls to the police, an officer arrives to take a missing persons report
Once the officer meets with Debbie, he quickly realized that this situation was serious once learning more about him.
Morning: The search for Myron intensifies
A busload of volunteers from Southminster Presbyterian Church search the area where Myron was last seen. Fliers are passed out to neighbors and anyone in the area.
An anonymous caller calls in a tip to investigators
According to Detective Ron Jones explained in an interview that the anonymous caller was very persistent while trying to connect Myron's disappearance to a "well-known crack dealer" in south Pheonix. The caller explained that he had heard secondhand about this dealer who had been bragging while drunk at a bar loudly about molesting and murdering a child. According to the same tipster, this dealer had gone to a bar near OK Fish & Chips the night that Myron disappeared after a fight with his wife, and had gotten drunk before crossing paths with Myron. This dealer claimed that he had abducted him and molested him before beating him with a rock until he died, burying him in the backyard of a "crack house" close to Myron's home. No one was able to corroborate the tipster's information, and investigators followed the lead with no success.
Gettus is arrested for attempted armed robbery
He wouldn't be released form prison until 1997
Three anonymous calls are placed to the home on Pecan Road and a home across the street over the three-years since Myron's disappearance, as well as letters.
The first call placed to the home on Pecan Road was answered by Ruthie, Myron's grandmother who believed she was speaking to one of her granddaughters in Texas. When Ruthie asked about the child's mother, the caller hung up.
The next call, placed in the summer of 1990, was from a man, who did not give a name, and seemed to be looking for Myron. When Claude, Myron's grandfather told him he was missing, the caller hung up.
The final call was placed to a home across the street to a friend of Myrons, Nkosi Burton. The caller asked about Ruthie, saying "How's Grandma been doing?". Burton explained to the unknown caller that she had been in the hospital, but was recovering, to which the unknown caller hung up.
Grandparent of Victim
Friend/Acquaintance of Victim
Investigators receive an anonymous letter
This letter claimed that "Myron was buried on private property near 24th Street and Jones Avenue in Pheonix".
Sandra moves into the house after Claude and Ruthie pass away
Letters from the anonymous writer continued after Sandra moved in, however now they were addressed to Sandra instead of Ruthie. One letter read: "Don't you care what happened to Byron? ... But (police) don't care about a black kid... That Mexican is more important to them!"
A later letter explained what had happened to Myron in more detail. This letter explained that the people who were responsible for killing Myron had taken him where they held chicken fights, and had fed his body to hogs. The letter continues to explain that two days later, they took what was left of his body and put it in a trash can. This letter was signed "A friend."
Debbie dies of cancer
Gettus is arrested again
Gettus was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault for killing his girlfriend, before attempting to kill her mother in Peoria.
Three unknown men knock on the Pecan Road house's door
Sandra did not open the door because she was home alone. Despite this, one of the men said "My last name is Traylor and I'm here from Texas. My mamma told me I had a bunch of kinfolk out here, are you family?" The man also asked for Sandra's son, Martel, by name.
Although Sandra couldn't see who the men were because she wasn't wearing her glasses, she responded by asking them to come back when she wasn't home alone. The men did not respond and drove off in a van with stickers on the side, which, according to Sandra, appeared to spell out "Traylor". The men never returned.