Thirty-year-old Jini Barnum vanished and was reported missing on July 29th after she'd been missing for over 12 hours by her boyfriend -- who come to find out has quite the criminal past. Police are investigating her disappearance as one that is the result of a criminal act, and it would be interesting to find out whether or not the father of her child had anything to do with this mysterious case.
He was the last one to see her after having a fight with her. This is a detail that always sets off red flags when a woman goes missing. With her disappearance verging on weed two, the urgency in finding her and getting to the bottom of things is more intense. So what is it about her boyfriend? Earlier he wasn't identified but it's now known that her boyfriend, and the father of her seven-week-old child, is a man by the name of Anthony Garofalo, 38. Garofalo has been convicted of first-degree kidnapping, assault and sexual assault. He was also arrested on August 3rd regarding a violation of his parole.
Knowing that this nefarious of a character is even involved in a woman's disappearance just leaves a dark vibe over the entire case. Jini Barnum isn't facing positive statistics right now. The likelihood of finding her alive is damn near slim to nil, especially when the man who last saw her, fought with her, and is also a known violent offender against women. This could be why police believe criminal activity led to her disappearance.
It would be interesting to find out what kind of parole violation he committed and whether or not his incarceration is really pertaining to her disappearance. They could be holding him on this technical violation just to keep him from fleeing while they investigate this missing woman's case.
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