The Trail Went Cold – Episode 229 – Anthonette Cayedito

April 6, 1986. Gallup, New Mexico. The mother of nine-year old Anthonette Cayedito wakes up to discover that her daughter is missing from their home and she cannot be found anywhere. Anthonette’s sister would later claim she was abducted by two men after answering the door in the middle of the night, though she does not reveal this information until years later. There are a number of strange developments in the investigation, including a frantic phone call to the police from a girl claiming to be Anthonette and a sighting of her with a couple at a diner in Nevada, but there is also suspicion that Anthonette’s family might have known about her disappearance than they revealed. Was Anthonette Cayedito the victim of an abduction or did something else actually happen? On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore a controversial missing children’s case which has gone without conclusive answers for the past 35 years.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Gallup Police Department at (505) 863-9365.

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.