Missing since March 13, 2012 from Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Age at Time of Disappearance: 22
Hair Color: Black, curly
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Characteristics: tattoo of her daughter’s name, “Janiah”, on her right torso. Pierced ears.
Checka was last seen on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at the home she shared with her sister in the Hunting Park area of Philadelphia. She was leaving with a male friend and heading to the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. She was seen at Resorts and later at the Borgata but while her friend made it back to Philadelphia, Checka was not with him and she hasn’t been seen since.
The friend has said that he and Checka went their own ways in Atlantic City and that she told him she would find her own way home. Her family and friends find that highly unlikely. Checka is described as a homebody who would never leave the city alone and has been to the Jersey shore so infrequently that she’d be afraid of catching the wrong bus home. The family is very tight-knit and Checka would never be out of touch for more than a day or so. And she would never willingly be out of touch with her daughter.
Checka’s cellphone and credit cards have not been used since her disappearance.
The friend, who was cooperating with law enforcement at the beginning of the investigation, has now gotten a lawyer, will not cooperate and has refused to take a polygraph.
If you have any information about this case, please contact:
Northeast Philadelphia Police