San Francisco, California in 2002
I’m sure this story will be familiar for the majority of my readers: a lovely young mother who disappeared just a before she was due to give birth to her little boy. Nearly 3 months after her disappearance, this young woman’s torso, still donning maternity clothes, was discovered floating in the San Francisco Bay. The father of the unborn baby boy was deemed most likely the culprit.
Does this sound like Laci Peterson to you? It occurred in the same year, the same area, the exact same dumping spot, so many of the same details so it must be the same murder, right? Well, my friends, it’s not – it’s possible that you may even find that the case we will be discussing today to be even more tragic. Not only did pregnant 24 year old Evelyn Hernandez go missing on May 1st, but so did her five year old son, Alex. Unlike Laci and her unborn son, Connor, Evelyn’s unborn infant son was never found – nor was young Alex.
Evelyn had been a young Salvadoran immigrant who’d left her war torn country for a better life in the US at the tender age of 14. She’s been described as a “simple girl”, very shy, but also an intelligent woman who was desperately determined to make a nice life for herself. Evelyn cared very much about education, and one of her biggest concerns once she’d moved to the US was to learn to to speak English so she promptly enrolled in English classes. At the age of 17 she gave birth to Alex; the father of her first born child didn’t stick around, but that didn’t deter Evelyn – the young mother finished school with a baby in tow.
After graduation she became a vocational nurse and had held additional part time jobs such as waitressing so that she could be completely independent and provide for her child. Evelyn sounds like an amazing young woman, truly an incredible mama.
By 2002 Evelyn had been in a 5 year long relationship with an older man by the name of Herman Aguilera; he was 43. She was in love, the young mama had thought for sure that she’d finally met the man of her dreams. Friends say that Evelyn didn’t find out that Herman was a married man until 2001, after she was already pregnant with this new baby boy. She had absolutely zero intention of becoming the other woman, that just wasn’t Evelyn; she broke off the relationship with Herman and the pregnant young mother tried to move on with her life. Then, just a week before she was to give birth, Evelyn and her son went missing. The young mother was last seen taking her son to daycare and stopping at an ATM.
Now it should’ve been evident immediately that this woman met with foul play. Pregnant women about to give birth don’t often vanish on their own accord, it’s very uncommon; it would’ve been even less likely for a very pregnant Evelyn to run away since she was a struggling single mom who would’ve been bringing her son along. Also, Evelyn had already packed her hospital bag in preparation of giving birth, yet that bag was still at home, as were her passport as well as her son’s. On top of this, just days after Evelyn went missing her wallet (including forty dollars cash and a disability check) was discovered in South San Francisco just 2 blocks away from where her ex boyfriend, Herman, had worked.
This case originally garnered almost at no media attention at all; a press conference was not even held for the pregnant woman and her son until a month after they’d gone missing. Even on July 24th, which was the day Evelyn’s torso, still donning maternity clothes, was pulled out of the Bay nobody was talking about this tragedy. The only reason I am aware of this case right now is because Scott Peterson’s lawyer made such a big deal about the similarities in the two cases; this lead to an Americas Most Wanted segment about the case in 2003.
Scott Peterson’s lawyer and many of his supporters believe these two cases are connected. Maybe they are; maybe it’s coincidence, or is it possible that Scott, being from the same area, heard of this murder and decided to copycat it? Can it all be happenstance? Or, Laci’s disappearance happened on December 25th of 2002 – just months after Evelyn and Alex were deemed missing and eventually found in the bay. Being from the area, it’s very possible that Scott had heard of Evelyn’s murders and that her torso was discovered in the and decided to copycat it. Who knows?
The murder of Evelyn, her missing unborn son, and missing 5 year old, Alex (presumed dead) are still unsolved. There was never enough evidence to charge anyone, but maybe there would’ve been had this case been a priority from the beginning.
There is now a reward of 100K for anyone who comes forward with information which leads to an arrest.
* UPDATE to what’s written below* I have found a downgrade which would allow me to keep just about everything I need (including my domain name) for $350! If I can come up with that somehow, I’ll be alright – but at this point it may as well be a million.
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