While America remembers JonBenet Ramsey 20 years later, right here we’re remembering Mitrice Richardson 7 years later. There aren’t three documentaries set to air on national television about Mitrice, but her disappearance and death are just as important as JonBenet Ramsey’s and to this day remains unsolved.
Saturday, September 17, 2016 marks the 7 year anniversary of the date that Mitrice Richardson disappeared never to be seen again alive. Mitrice, 24 went missing after being released from the Malibu/Lost Hills Station of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and was found dead 11 months later in August 2010.
The story goes that on the evening of September 16, 2009, Richardson entered the parking lot of Geoffrey’s restaurant in Malibu. Due to what staff and patrons at the restaurant described as “bizarre” behavior and the fact that she was unable to pay her bill, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department from the Malibu/Lost Hills Station was called to assess her condition. The officers on the scene purportedly administered a field sobriety test and determined that she was not intoxicated and not under the influence of any substance. She was arrested on charges of “suspicion of not paying for the meal” and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
11 months later her body was found in a Malibu ravine.
As far as the Sheriff’s are concerned she either committed suicide or Yogi Bear and Boo Boo took her down there. When her body was discovered, the detectives on the case removed her body against the order of the coroner. Conveniently her death was deemed to not be a homicide and the Sheriff’s and coroner said there was no foul play and kept it pushing.
The thing is–we ain’t forgot and we ain’t gone forget.