Leydis Menendez Abdala (photo taken in 2006)
HIALEAH, FLORIDA — Leydis Abdala, now 38, is wanted for the August 12th, 2006 hit-and-run of Gloria Hall, 40, who was killed as she was walking to Church in Hialeah located in the state of Florida. Leydis was not only speeding, but also intoxicated when she failed to stop at a red light. Leydis showed little remorse at the scene of the accident and told police she was on the way to another bar when the accident occurred.
Leydis was released from prison temporarily while investigators waited for the toxicology results, which would prove that Leydis was driving drunk. By the time the tests came back, Leydis was already on the run.
Leydis Abdala is a Cuban immigrant living with family members in Florida when the crime was committed. Authorities believe that her family knows where she is, but are not telling and that she may still be in the Miami area or she possibly returned to Cuba. According to AMW, it is also possible that she is hiding out in Southwest US or Mexico.
(Photo Of Leydis With Lighter Dyed Hair)
Statement from victims sister: ”As an officer I’ve encountered horrible accident scenes, but nothing I have witnessed could ever prepare me for what I witnessed that morning in August that
took my sister’s life.”
Leydis was 33-years-old in 2006. Police say that without makeup, Leydis almost looks like she has a black eye. She has naturally brown hair but likes to change her hair color and style of her hair quite often. She is hispanic, 5’4”, weighing approx 180 pounds at the time the crime was committed. She is known to wear green or blue contacts and often wears a lot of make-up to cover distinct, dark skin pigmentation
underneath her eyes.
Cops also say that Abdala speaks very little English, and is known to frequent
Gloria Hall’s friends and family, including her two daughters, miss her greatly and want justice and for Leydis Menendez Abdala to be held responsible. It has already been six years since they lost Gloria and the wounds are still there.
(Photo Of Victim: Gloria Hall With Her Two Daughters)
There is a warrant for her arrest in Miami and a $5,000 reward for information leading to her arrest.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Hialeah police at 305-687-2525, or Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (3477).