Not only has it been over a year since Giovanni Gonzalez’s disappearance has been mentioned in the media, it’s been five years since he first went missing. For those of you not familiar with his story in 2008 a then 5-year-old Giovanni Gonzalez was picked up by his father so he could spend the weekend with him in Lynn, Massachusetts. Once the weekend was over Giovanni was not returned to his mother and his father, Ernesto Gonzalez, claimed he had no idea where his son was. Some of Giovanni’s blood was found in Ernesto’s apartment but it was not enough to prove any kind of murder had taken place and Giovanni’s body has never been found. Ernesto Gonzalez has been sitting in jail since his son first disappeared.
Unfortunately the most recent development is not such great news. This past week a Massachusetts judge ruled Ernesto Gonzalez incompetent to stand trial in Giovanni’s disappearance. While Ernesto Gonzalez probably won’t be going free anytime soon due to his mental state and other pending charges I’m afraid that Giovanni may never come home now.