Kimberly Shawn Cheatham

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Above Images: Cheatham, circa 1989

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 8, 1989 from Dallas, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 14, 1968
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'6 - 4'10, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Cheatham's hair was dyed light to medium brown at the time of her disappearance, and her ears are pierced. Her nickname is Kim.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly a single large hoop earring with a luggage key dangling from it, a gold chain with a gold crucifix, and sunglasses.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cheatham was last seen in Dallas, Texas on April 8, 1989. She was supposed to go to a cousin's residence to do her laundry, but never arrived there. She has never been heard from again. Her cousin reported her missing on April 9.

    On April 12, Cheatham's red 1988 Pontiac Sunfire was found abandoned in a wooded field in the 7700 block of Indian Ridge Trail, outside of Dallas. It was covered with brush and had been completely gutted. There was evidence that the car had recently been cleaned. The car seat covers, floor mats and trunk mat were missing, and the turn signal indicator was broken off and was lying on the ground outside the car. The indicator had blood on it. A U-stamped .22 or .25 caliber spent cartridge was lying under the driver's seat. There was no sign of Cheatham at the scene.

    Cheatham is believed to have been taken against her will. Few details are available in her case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Dallas Police Department
    214-671-4316

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    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The Doe Network
    Project Jason
    NamUs

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 17, 2009; date of disappearance corrected, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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