Home » Rajah McQueen, 27: Last Seen In Her Vehicle At A Gas Station In 2021
A beloved mother of two sons has been missing since last summer and as the case progresses, there seem to be more questions than answers. The last time anyone saw Rajah McQueen was on June 26, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio near the corner of Harvard Avenue and 131 Street at a gas station at approximately 7:30 a.m. She was reportedly in the passenger seat of her 2018 Nissan Sentra, silver in color, but what happened to the 27-year-old after that trip is unknown.
However, that wouldn’t be the last time that Rajah’s vehicle was spotted on the road. According to reports, it wasn’t long after 11:00 a.m. that the Nissan was recorded by a surveillance camera making its way down on Harvard Avenue, this time heading in the direction of Broadway Avenue. A close examination of the footage showed that not only was Rajah McQueen not the person behind the wheel but there was a bullet hole in the rear passenger door. It was not there earlier on in the day.
According to her loved ones, Rajah McQueen was a light who commanded attention without saying a word. Aside from being a certified nursing assistant, Rajah was pursuing her dreams as she studied music at Rosedale Bible College in Rosedale, Ohio. She is the youngest of six girls—sisters who are close with one another and reportedly in constant communication.
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) included this note about Rajah’s car: “Vehicle does not have any hubcaps, all-black rims. Vehicle has a bullet hole in upper/middle rear passenger side door along with bullet damage to the top of the same door at the base of the window. Vehicle also has a bullet hole on the center of the roof near the windshield. Rear passenger door window likely shattered.”
“We really want her to come home, we miss her,” said Rajah’s cousin, Alicia Kirkland. “We have made progress, absolutely. We have enough information as we have a picture of what is going on. But there are still things that we don’t know.”
Understandably, some members of Rajah’s family have expressed frustration with authorities as they continue to seek answers in this mysterious case. They don’t doubt that authorities are doing all that they can, but some relatives believe that the department may not have enough resources.
“One bad mistake, one mistake, and it could throw things off. I think the detectives have been and the people who have been helping have been extremely careful to not cross those lines because the most important thing for them is a conviction,” said Alicia.
“When you’re connected to someone, you notice something that will never happen on her end such as disconnect herself from her family,” said Rajah’s sister, Briana McQueen. “Something happened to my sister because you can just feel it sometimes.” Another sister, Shamir, also expressed her devastation.
“You have to go on with your daily life and work and live and you still worry about your sibling, not knowing if they’re dead or alive, or if you’re every going to see them again. It’s heartbreaking,” Shamir added.
“We saw her car when she was driving it around 7:30 a.m., June 26 and it was fine,” Cleveland Police Detective Kevin Callahan told Fox 8 News. “Then after 11 a.m. the car was seen again on security video and a bullet hole is seen on the side of the car. That’s very concerning and alarming to us. Her car has not been spotted since.”
He added, “We’ve scoured that area with drones, helicopters, foot beats, zone cars — you name it, (and) cameras. We’ve had everything over in that general area trying to find, if nothing else, the car… She is missing. The car is missing. She has not been home. She didn’t go to work. It’s like she just vanished. She has to be somewhere. She is somewhere and someone knows where she is and I really believe that.”
At the time of her disappearance, Rajah McQueen stood 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 135 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair and brown eyes. Her middle name is “Adriana” and her vehicle’s license plate number is JGH3953.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Cleveland Police Department-4th District at (216) 623-5418 or their local authorities. The agency case number is 2021-197591. Crime Stoppers is reportedly offering a $5,000 reward that leads to finding Rajah McQueen or identifying the person or persons responsible for her disappearance.
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