At just 16 years old, Konjo Tesema disappeared from his home in Handsworth without a trace. Almost two years have passed, but since then the girl has not been seen again.
Now 18, her face still remains on a list of 24 children and adults who have disappeared from Birmingham and have never been found. Although she disappeared in 2021, little is known about the young woman’s disappearance.
His untold story remains a mystery; just a smiling photo and a few scant details on a charity website tell the world that he’s gone. Behind the scenes, West Midlands Police are keeping their investigation open, and the public are urged to pass on any information relating to his whereabouts.
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“We still have an open investigation and will call anyone with information to get in touch, citing PID 387306,” a force spokesman said.
Konjo’s case was shared on the missing persons page after the force “took the case” to the independent charity, asking if they could publish the appeal. In the photo of her, she wears a pink sweater, her hair is tied up in space buns.
She disappeared from Handsworth, Birmingham on Wednesday April 14, 2021, according to the appeal. She urged anyone with information, or who saw Konjo, to get in touch.
Konjo is understood to be an Ethiopian woman and now 18 years old, but interestingly, a Missing People spokesperson says “her case file doesn’t have much information.”
“The police presented the case to us and did not give us much information, they just said that we can please file the appeal,” he said.
There was also no time for his disappearance. The appeal, shared on Missing People, reads: “Konjo, we’re here for you when you’re ready, we can listen, tell you what help you need, give you a message and help you stay safe. Call. Text. Free. Confidential. 116000.”
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