Tanisha Lorraine Watkins

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Left: Tanisha, circa 1984;
Right: Age-progression to age 32 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 5, 1984 from Austin, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 22, 1981
  • Age: 2 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'0, 42 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A short-sleeved white pullover shirt, red sweatpants and white sneakers with velcro fasteners.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Tanisha was last seen by her mother while she was playing in a front yard swing at her home in the 2100 block of Thrasher Lane in east Austin, Texas on January 5, 1984. A witness reported seeing Tanisha later that day, walking eastbound on Riverside Drive with a slender, bearded man wearing an Army hat.

    An extensive search of the neighborhood turned up no sign of Tanisha. She has never been seen again and her companion has not been identified. Foul play is suspected in her case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Austin Police Department
    512-974-0916

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    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    The Austin American-Statesman
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 7, 2014; age-progression added.

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