Vinyette Trudy Teague

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Left: Vinyette, circa 1983;
Right: Age-progression to age 30 (circa 2011)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 25, 1983 from Chicago, Illinois
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: December 8, 1981
  • Age: 1 year old
  • Height and Weight: 2'8, 27 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Vinyette's hair was in short braids at the time of her disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A striped tank top, brown flowered pants and no shoes or socks.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Vinyette was last seen playing in the seventh-floor gallery of her family's apartment building at Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago, Illinois on June 25, 1983. She lived with her parents and three older brothers; her grandparents also lived in the building. The building was located in the 5000 block of south Federal Street; it has since been demolished.

    Vinyette's parents left her in the care of her grandmother the evening of her disappearance while they went to a drive-in movie. They left at 9:00 p.m. An estimated 50 people were in the hallway at the time, including Vinyette's cousins, two aunts, her uncle and many neighbors. At 9:30 p.m., Vinyette's grandmother left her alone for a few minutes to answer a phone call. When she returned, the baby was gone. The police were called at 3:00 a.m., after Vinyette's parents returned home. Although the gallery was packed with people and there were only three exits, nobody saw anything suspicious.

    Vinyette has never been heard from again. Investigators believe she was abducted by a non-family member.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Chicago Police Department
    312-747-8385

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    WGN-TV
    Vanished Children's Alliance
    The Doe Network
    The Chicago Sun-Times
    The Chicago Daily Herald
    The Chicago Tribune

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 9, 2012; age-progression updated.

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