In June 1987 in Toronto, Canada, two-year-old Jermaine Allan Mann suddenly disappeared without a trace. And for more than three decades afterwards, the child’s mother, Lyneth, was left to wonder what had become of her beloved son. Then in 2018 police in Connecticut uncovered a secret identity – and finally revealed the terrible truth.
Born in 1985, Jermaine was just a baby when his parents – Jamaican-Canadian Lyneth and her partner Allan – decided to separate. But despite this unfortunate family development, Lyneth remembers Jermaine as a happy and energetic boy. According to the mother, in fact, Jermaine was blessed with huge brown eyes, had a penchant for grapes and enjoyed dancing along to the radio.
And although Lyneth and Allan called it quits in 1986, Jermaine continued to see his father during organized visitations. It was actually for one of these arranged meetups that on June 24, 1987, Allan was in Toronto, Canada. According to the initial plan, then, Allan was supposed to return the boy to a dollar store on Islington Avenue in the north of the city.