“The Scent of My Son, In God we Trust” is a true story about a mother’s quest for justice for her beloved son. Joseph Miranda was brutally killed at the age of 19 while working for a landscaping company. Adrienne Miranda, his mother, knew that after many meetings with police and other government entities in Maryland that nothing they were telling her made any sense. She researched, wrote numerous letters, made countless phone calls and attended several meetings.
These public servants resisted Adrienne’s efforts and valid questions. They lied repeatedly, withheld crucial police reports, withheld crime scene photographs from the Medical Examiners and ignored her.
Adrienne Miranda worked diligently and all she ever wanted was truth and justice for Joseph. She vowed to be his voice and promised to never, never give up…never. Once Adrienne was able to obtain the necessary reports and evidence needed she met with the Medical Examiners in Maryland. They reviewed and examined everything and concluded Joseph’s death was a homicide by assault. Joseph’s death certificate is recorded in vital records and confirms that a crime definitely occurred that took Joseph’s young life.
However, the opposition and adversity that Adrienne and her family faced from local and state prosecutors was and is unconscionable. They committed despicable malfeasance and twisted and distorted tactics. The local state prosecutor wrote in a letter to the Chief Medical Examiner and his Assistant that he did not agree with their conclusion of homicide and states Joseph’s death was an accident. Despite all of the physics, evidence, forensics and scientific proof, the local and state prosecutors went against the highly qualified and exceptionally skilled coroners and their confirmed conclusion.
It will be eight years on July 20th since Adrienne and her family have survived this living nightmare. The only thing that has kept Adrienne strong and moving forward is her undying love for Joseph and her love and unshakable faith in Almighty God. She knows that with God all things are possible and that our Lord has called her to respond and to act. She trust in the Lord with all of her mind, heart, body and soul.
Take the journey with us. The story is true, compelling, intriguing and inspiring. You will be lifted up and feel hope, love, courage and an awakening. Always and forever keep the faith.
Adrienne Miranda was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1955. She was raised in a loving, kind and compassionate family. Her parents instilled a strong foundation of faith and love for the Lord.
She married and later became a mother in 1984 and again gave birth to her second son in 1987. Adrienne always loved words, poetry and grew into an extrovert due to her professional positions that included public speaking and communications.
Her most important role in her life is that of being a loving and hands on “Mom”. In 2006 her son, Joseph, was brutally murdered at the age of 19. His death has been surrounded by corruption and a cover up.
Adrienne vowed to be the voice of her beloved Joseph and has written her true and compelling story in “The Scent of My Son, In God we Trust”. She remains steadfast in her quest for Justice for Joseph.