To read about the disappearance of Anthonette Cayedito, please click here.
I have many questions.
- Why take Anthonette? Why was she the one the men took instead of one of the other two sisters?
- If the men wanted to kidnap Anthonette, why did they knock on the door instead of just breaking in? And if they knocked, why would they risk waking the mother? Also, how did they know Anthonette would answer the door and not the mother?
- Why didn’t Penny hear the knock on the door?
- How could she not have heard Anthonette’s screams?
- Did Penny meet these two men at the bar she was at?
- Wendy claimed two men grabbed Anthonette. Why were two men involved? That’s odd to me.
- Why do police believe Anthonette is now deceased? If the diner sighting was legit, she was still alive four years after her abduction, so I think she could still be alive.
- If the diner sighting was legit, why was Anthonette with a couple and not two men? Was she sold to this couple?
- If the girl in the diner wasn’t Anthonette, who was she?
At first, I thought Penny had something to do with this or knowledge of what really happened to her daughter. But, after watching Unsolved Mysteries, I’m not so sure. Would it surprise me if she had? No. Does she seem emotional in the episode? Not really. But that doesn’t mean she’s involved. People show their emotions in different ways. However, I don’t see how she could NOT have heard Anthonette screaming as the men took her.
Whoever took Anthonette had a connection to the family, and that’s obvious. They knew she had an Uncle Joe and would probably open the door if she thought it was him. They were not worried about a male or Penny answering the door. Why not? Why were they so confident Anthonette would answer?
If I were the family, I’d be looking at all the close male acquaintances I had come in contact with at that time. Then look at their occupations, acquaintances, etc. Wendy claimed she did not recognize the two men, but it was dark then, and everything happened so quickly that I doubt she paid too much attention to their appearance.
Speaking of Wendy…
The only account the police have of what transpired that night is because of what Wendy told them FIVE years after Anthonette went missing. She was only five years old in 1986. Is this what happened? Has it been fabricated at all? Was Wendy coached on what to say to the police? Why didn’t she run to her mother when Anthonette was taken? She said Anthonette was screaming, “Let me go! Let me go!” Why didn’t Anthonette call for her mother? Hmm, I wonder.
I believe it was Anthonette on the 911 call. The call sounds legit. It’s the scream at the end that gets me. Who is the guy in the background? What was the reason for taking Anthonette? Was her mother involved?
The caller claimed she was in Albuquerque, and I have researched that town in the past. During the 1980s, there were several drug trafficking rings going on. I read one article that mentioned the possibility of Penny and Anthonette’s biological father, Larry Estrada, using drugs back then. Maybe they owed money to a dealer and didn’t pay.
There is speculation over this phone call. The caller would have had to know the actual phone number of the Gallup PD. If the caller dialed 911 and was in Albuquerque, the call would have gone to Albuquerque Police Department and would have to be forwarded to the Gallup PD.
I don’t know if the diner sighting is legit, but it’s possible it was Anthonette there that day. The girl was around the same age as Anthonette at that time – 14 or 15 – and was similar in appearance. How did this girl write that note without being caught by the couple? Why didn’t she write her name on the napkin? What did the couple look like? Was a composite done? And seriously, why did the waitress put the fork back on the table after it fell on the floor? 😉