Devonne Dubose

Above: Dubose, circa 1992


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 1992 from Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 27, 1963
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2 - 5'4, 100 - 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Dubose has needle tracks on her left arm.
  • Medical Conditions: Dubose has diabetes. She is a former intravenous drug user.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Dubose was last seen in southwestern Charlotte, North Carolina during late March 1992. She has never been heard from again. She was homeless at the time of her disappearance. Her sister reported her missing after Dubose failed to collect her monthly Social Security check, which is uncharacteristic of her.

    Dubose was involved with crack cocaine in 1992, often visited drug houses, and had a criminal record for drug- and prostitution-related charges. She frequented the A&P grocery store on west Trade Street and the Tryon Street and Rozzelles Ferry Road areas of Charlotte. She knew Rita Maxwell, who also disappeared in 1992 and has never been found.

    Authorities believe Dubose and Maxwell may have been victims of the serial killer Henry Louis Wallace. A photograph of him is posted below this case summary. In 1994, he confessed to murdering eleven women in the Charlotte area. All of them were African-American and many of them were acquainted with him. Wallace did not confess to Dubose or Maxwell's murders and was not charged in connection with their disappearances, but the women both fit the profile of his victims.

    Dubose's case remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.

    Above: Henry Louis Wallace


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department


    Source Information
    The Charlotte Observer
    The Crime Library
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
    The State


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 20, 2008; details of disappearance updated.

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