CHICAGO (CBS) — It has been 15 years since Tionda and Diamond Bradley disappeared from their home in Bronzeville.
Chicago Police said the case of the missing Bradley sisters is still active.
Tionda was 10 and Diamond was 3 when they vanished. Their great aunt, Shelia Bradley Smith, said she still holds out hope the sisters are alive.
“Anything is possible, even though it appears as though they’re gone and dead,” she said.
Smith was back in Chicago on Wednesday with her 7-year-old granddaughter, Taraji, and her sister, Felicia, for a vigil for Diamond and Tionda. She said it’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since they disappeared.
“People have aged, including myself. Two of the investigators that were on their cases have passed in the last 15 years. About three or four of them have retired in the last 15 years, but I’m just not going to stop,” she said.
Today, Tionda would be 25, and Diamond would be 18.
The sisters were last seen in their apartment complex near 35th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. Their last communication was a note saying they were going to play at a park.