Chicago's Bradley Sisters Disappeared 19 Years Ago

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Photo credit Tionda and Diamond Bradley, who disappeared in 2001. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Nineteen years ago, the two Bradley sisters disappeared from their South Side home. 

On Monday, a private investigator on the case says there is circumstantial evidence which may some day lead to charges.

Ten-year-old Tionda and 3-year-old Diamond Bradley vanished on July 6, 2001.

“We have enough circumstantial evidence to bring charges,” the family’s private investigator, Pablo Foster, tells WBBM Newsradio. “But yet the state wants to err on the side of caution to make sure they have all their ducks lined up in a row before they proceed in charging this particular person in question.

“And they’ve gotten to the point that, if there’s no body fragments, then we don’t have a case. And that’s what we’re depending on and that’s what we’re looking for.”

Meaning, they’re looking for remains.

But Cook County prosecutors say they are not readying charges.

"The State’s Attorney’s Office has not been asked to review criminal charges related to the disappearance of Diamond and Tionda Bradley. We are open to reviewing any information that is brought to us by law enforcement, who is handling the investigation of this case," officials said in a prepared statement.

Foster said more than 200,000 tips have come in over 19 years. Twenty percent may be promising, he said.