According to Kim

Find Jaliek Task Force Announcements

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The Find Jaliek Task Force is creating a database for area residents that are willing to volunteer to help search for Jaliek Rainwalker as soon as the weather and other conditions are right to begin searching again. Jaliek Rainwalker disappeared eleven weeks ago on November 2nd after spending the night alone with his adopted father, Stephen Kerr at the empty Hill Street, Greenwich, NY home of Kerr’s father. Jaliek has not been seen since.

The database will contain a list of volunteers who are willing to be contacted when the need for volunteer searchers arises. Volunteers must be physically able to participate in lengthy searches into wooded areas under the supervision of law enforcement officials. The task force is also seeking volunteers with rescue or search dogs.

The Find Jaliek Task Force has a form on its website, which volunteers are asked to fill out and submit. Once a search is planned, volunteers will be contacted by phone to request their availability. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the task force, toll-free at 1-877-4-JALIEK.

The next addition to the website is an Anonymous Tip Page. This will allow the public to submit anonymous tips to provide any information that could help find Jaliek Rainwalker. The site has a provision for the person providing the tip to be eligible for reward money by use of a confidential code.

Several Gospel Church Choirs and Soloists from the Albany area have come together to provide an exciting evening of Gospel music to benefit the Find Jaliek Reward Fund. The Gospel Concert will be held at the “The Linda”, the WAMC Performing Arts Building at 318 Central Avenue in Albany at 6:00pm on Saturday, February 9th. Admission is free, but there will be a free will love offering.

The following day, on Sunday, February 10th from 1:00 to 2:30pm, the Find Jaliek Task Force will host a “Meet the Author” session with author, playwright and screenwriter, Stephen Gnojewski. Mr. Gnojewski is an author, screenwriter and playwright of Documentary Theatre who is living in Jersey City, New Jersey and working in New York City. He received an M.F.A. from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

The book he is writing, tentatively titled “An Inconvenient Child – A Story of the Life and Disappearance of Jaliek Rainwalker” will be co-written by Alex S. DeFazio, MFA. Mr. DeFazio is also an author, playwright and screenwriter currently living in Jersey City, New Jersey and working in New York City. He received a B.A. in English and Drama from SUNY Purchase and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University.

“This is a tale of a beautiful, intelligent and loving child; born to a drug-addicted mother on the floor of his grandmother’s kitchen; shuttled through a series of seven foster and adoptive homes; only to disappear at the young age of twelve in a mysterious case fraught with strange and inexplicable clues.”

The “Meet the Author” event will be held at the Greenwich VFW Hall on Abeel Avenue. The authors would like to invite family members, friends, aquaintances and members of the community to send stories and anecdotes about their relationship and contacts with Jaliek over the past 12 years. It is hoped that these stories will be included in the book.

Due to the numerous requests for information about the Jaliek Rainwalker case, the task force has created a new section of the website called “What the Police Know”. It is a listing of various factual statements, all of which have been reported to the police. Some you may already know about and some may be new to you. They will be placed on our website for the public to see. Almost all of these have appeared in the newspapers and reported in radio and television interviews. However, unless you have knowledge of 100% of the coverage, including what ends up on the cutting room floor, you may be surprised at some of what you read.

This part is presented to you for informational purposes and as an announcement of new information available on our website,


Written by Kim

January 27, 2008 at 9:57 am

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  1. I just read all the new info over at and I am sick….really,really sick over it.According to the facts that little boy spent a nightmare existence with his so called family.Granted the comment he made towards the four yr. old at his home-school was lewd and uncalled for but a comment made by many.many “normal” tweens.And if Jalick was so dangerous where was the adult supervision during this time?
    Being locked in his room,bathroom privledges (if you can call them that!) being withdrawn,no heat in his “punishment room”‘ and the list goes on….plus if his behavior was so bizarre why in the world was he not on some kind of meds?….After reading this…. I have more questions and fears than ever before.One thing I am pretty sure of….S.Kerr is NOT the only one who has the answers we all are so desparately looking for.Please Lord….answer our prayers.Let us find Jalick!


    January 27, 2008 at 5:56 pm

  2. Karen,

    I feel just the same as you described above. I cannot understand that this very cruel couple could not be accused and prosecuted for child abuse and neglect by now. Why is that not underway. There seems to be more then enough evindence of that kind of wrong-doing on their part. How can they get away with all of this? When I read about their “running around nacked games”, I wanted to throw up. Two adults, 4 boys and one little girl?, three years old???? is that not a situation inviting of possible child sexual abuse? I do hope that little girl is not living with them anymore?

    My prayers are with Jaliek where ever he is, may god bless him and all who loved him.


    February 1, 2008 at 10:43 pm

  3. Hello Rada, As far as I know the little girl, who is adopted, still resides with Kerr and McDonald.


    February 2, 2008 at 9:58 am

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    April 13, 2011 at 9:34 pm

  5. I’ve been curious to see if the searches for Jalick included recent grave sites in local cemeteries.
    If a person had to bury a body it would be rather difficult to do it by hand since this area of the country has stoney soils. If a person wanted easy digging, he’d go into local cemeteries and find a recent burial site.
    Did the police or searches include these areas ?
    I contacted the Cambridge/Greenwich police about it, but I think it either fell on deaf ears or they weren’t interested in returning my phone call.
    Just trying to help.
    Thank you,
    Mark Kelsey

    Mark Kelsey

    October 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm

  6. Hi Mark,

    I hadn’t thought of someone using a recent grave as a place to bury a body. The ground would be freshly dug up and easy to move. And maybe that wasn’t the original site for the body to be disposed of but a good place to move a body afterwards. I’m not sure if any cemeteries were searched nor do I know which one’s are near to Greenwhich. Hopefully the police took your tip into consideration. Even now, they could search records of burials around that time frame.

    Thanks for your comment!


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