Jamaree Clarence Coleman

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Left: Jamaree, circa 1993;
Right: Age-progression to age 19 (circa 2012)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 24, 1993 from Brunswick, Georgia
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: May 25, 1993
  • Age: 2 months old
  • Height and Weight: 1'7, 9 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Jamaree has a split down his right earlobe, as seen in the sketch posted below his vital statistics. He may also have a mole behind his left ear.

    Coleman Ear Sketch
    Above: Sketch of split earlobe
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jamaree and his mother, Cheryl Lewrisey Coleman, visited her brother's residence during the early morning hours of July 24, 1993 in Brunswick, Georgia. Cheryl and Jamaree left the house at approximately 3:00 a.m. Her brother offered to give them a ride back to their home, but Cheryl said she would walk. She and Jamaree were last seen together at a gas station on Newcastle and O Streets; they apparently got into a pickup truck driven by Carl Harris.

    Cheryl's body was discovered at approximately 9:00 a.m., six hours after she was last seen, in Academy Creek, several blocks from her brother's home. The creek is infested with snakes and alligators. Authorities determined Cheryl died as the result of a homicide. Her body was nude and had been mutilated. There was no sign of Jamaree at the scene, but his baby carrier and blanket were left behind.

    Carl Harris was charged with both Cheryl and Jamaree's homicides and pleaded guilty to the crimes. He was sentenced to two terms of life in prison without parole, plus twenty years for assault. Harris has a prior criminal record for burglary, assault and escape. He also strangled Essie Marie Dowdy in November of 1993, and attacked a female acquaintance in October of that year. Harris stated he killed Cheryl a wooded area on Homer Wilson Way on Andrews Island, then left Jamaree at the edge of Academy Creek after he put Cheryl's body in the water.

    Jamaree is still missing. It is believed he was swept away by high tides.

    Carl Harris
    Above: Carl Harris, circa 2010

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Brunswick Police Department
    912-267-5559

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    America's Most Wanted
    Littlest Angels
    Georgia Department of Corrections

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 14, 2012; age-progression updated.

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