Mother Murdered and Her 1-Month Old Son Abducted

The Vivid Faces of the Vanished
Andre BryantThe Doe Network

March 28, 1989, 22-year old Monique Rivera was walking her three children to school in Brooklyn.

Suddenly, two women approached them.

Monique realized she knew one of the women from middle school, and they began chatting, reports the Doe Network.

The two women offered to take Monique shopping the next day for new clothes. Monique gave them her phone number, and the trio made plans to link up the following day.

The next day, March 29, 1989, Monique’s boyfriends' sister came by.

She was there to babysit the kids.

While she was there, Monique got a phone call from the women. They were calling from a payphone around the corner and asked Monique to meet them.

Monique left to meet the two women, but she returned a short time later. She said the women wanted her to bring her youngest son, 1-month old Andre.

Monique gathered up baby Andre and left with her son.

That was the last time anyone saw Monique alive or Andre again.

On March 30, 1989, Monique’s bludgeoned body was found near City Island in a wooded area in the Bronx. She had been strangled with a scarf and beaten in the head with a blunt object.

Investigators conducted an extensive search, but they were unable to locate Andre.

“It’s not just a kidnapping case, it’s a murder case,” Simone Rivera, Monique's sister, pointed out during an appearance on PIX11 Facebook Live in 2018. “I won’t rest until I find the truth.”

The women Monique left with were described as African American.

One appeared to be in her twenties and one in her thirties. The woman in her thirties had red hair. Both were of average height and weight.

Investigators believe they were driving a 1988 or 1989 burgundy Pontiac Grand Am Sports Edition with tinted windows and possible Maryland license plates.

The two women remain unidentified.

Monique’s murder remains unsolved, and Andre has never been seen again.

Andre was wearing a gray suit with two horizontal red lines, a beige knitted hat and sweater, and white socks when he vanished.

If you have any information, please contact the New York Police Department at 718-574-1605.

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