Krystal Nicole Cashew

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Above Images: Cashew, circa 2007

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 31, 2007 from Houston, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 12, 1985
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Cashew has a scar on her abdomen. Some accounts spell her last name "Cashaw."
  • Medical Conditions: Cashew is mentally disabled.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cashew was last seen in Houston, Texas on July 31, 2007. She has never been heard from again. There were several reported sightings of her in the local area after her disappearance, but investigators believe the sightings were actually of a woman who only resembled Cashew. It's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning.

    Cashew's common-law husband, Raven Ryon Lovings, is a person of interest in her disappearance. He was allegedly abusive towards her, and she had wanted to leave him. Both Lovings and Cashew have histories of drug use and criminal activity. He was seen tearing down her missing persons posters in January 2009, two years after her disappearance. According to Cashew's mother, Lovings was very physically abusive towards her and had repeatedly threatened her life. In June 2009, Lovings was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a woman in January of that year. He was sentenced to ten years in prison. He hasn't been charged in his wife's case.

    Since her disappearance, Cashew has not had any involvement with law enforcement and has made no bank transactions. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    800-346-3243

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    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    KHOU-TV
    The Houston Chronicle
    KTRK-TV
    MyFox Houston

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 30, 2009; details of disappearance updated.

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