Edmond Tillman

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Edmond, circa 2005;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 23 (circa 2014)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 10, 2005 from Manhattan, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date of Birth: January 19, 1991
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 135 - 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Edmond's nickname is Eddie and he may use the first name Deshawn. His left ear is pierced and he is pigeon-toed. Edmond is right-handed. Some agencies give his date of birth as November 19, 1991.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt, denim shorts or blue jeans, blue and white Nike sneakers and a gold hoop earring.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Edmond was last seen in the vicinity of Houston and Pitt Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan at 7:00 p.m. on August 10, 2005. His mother dropped him off at a school so he could take a test to determine whether he could advance to the eighth grade. He has never been heard from again. He is believed to have left of his own accord. He did not take any belongings with him.

    Edmond came out to his mother as a homosexual two months prior to his disappearance, and she claims she accepted his sexuality without any problems. According to his mother, beginning in June 2005, Edmond began coming home increasingly late and began to have trouble in school. After his disappearance, she discovered that he had been talking to adult men on the internet and may have had an 18-year-old boyfriend. There have been sightings of Edmond in the West Village area of Manhattan since his disappearance. Authorities believe he is living with friends in the local area, but he could also have traveled to San Francisco, California. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York Police Department
    646-610-5000

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
    Gay City News
    New York Police Department
    Operation Lookout
    NamUs

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 3, 2014; age-progression updated.

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