Roseann Marie Stone Pleasant

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Above Images: Pleasant, circa 1992

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 29, 1992 from Spokane, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 1, 1957
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Pleasant may use the last names Jackson and/or Stone. She wears a size large top, size 34x30 pants, and a size 9 1/2 shoe.
  • Medical Conditions: Pleasant was addicted to drugs in 1992.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Pleasant was last seen at a convenience store at the corner of Ash and Nora in Spokane, Washington on the afternoon of September 29, 1992. She was involved in drugs and prostitution at the time of her disappearance, and one of her friends, also a prostitute, had been shot to death a few months earlier. A week before her disappearance, Pleasant called her brother in Arizona and said she was concerned for her safety and planned to move south with three of her four children. Authorities at the time of her disappearance believed Pleasant could have been the victim of a serial killer.

    Pleasant's daughter, Valiree Brianne Jackson, disappeared in October 1999 at the age of nine. Her father, William Bradley "Brad" Jackson, was Pleasant's boyfriend during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their relationship was troubled and he was arrested for hitting her. They broke up shortly after Valiree's birth and Brad was granted custody, with Pleasant given supervised visitation. She disappeared a week before Valiree's second birthday. Photographs of Brad and Valiree are posted below this case summary.

    Brad and Valiree lived with Brad's parents when she disappeared in 1999. Brad stated at first that Valiree had vanished from the front yard of their home. Authorities were suspicious and secretly attached a tracking device to Brad's truck; they discovered Valiree's remains a month later after he drove the truck to her burial site. Brad was arrested and charged with murdering Valiree. He claimed she had died from an accidental overdose of Paxil, an anti-depressant drug she'd been prescribed for behavioral problems, and he panicked and tried to conceal her death. Authorities believe he smothered her. He was convicted of murdering the child in 2000 and was sentenced to 56 years in prison.

    Brad is also considered a possible suspect in Pleasant's case; he was the last person to see her before she vanished and he refused to cooperate with the police in her case or take a polygraph test. The investigation into her disappearance was reopened after her daughter's death, and her family held a double memorial service for her and Valiree. No charges have been filed, however, and Pleasant's disappearance remains unsolved.

    Some agencies give the date of Pleasant's disappearance as October 1, 1992.

    Valiree Brad
    Left: Valiree Jackson;
    Right: William "Brad" Jackson

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Spokane Police Department
    509-477-5980

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    SpokaneNet
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Washington State Missing Persons
    The Idaho Spokesman-Review
    NamUs

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 12, 2013; picture added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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