Left: Vanderhorst, circa 1995; Right: Age-Progressed to age 13 (circa 2006)
Ke'Shaun Bryant Vanderhorst
Missing since September 25, 1995 from Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Classification: Non Family Abduction
Circumstances of Disappearance
Vanderhorst was last seen September 25, 1995 in Philadelphia. His aunt reported Ke-Shaun missing October 13, 1995, saying she last saw the child September 24 in her sister's apartment in the 1400 block of North 17th Street.
Ke'Shaun's mother, Tina Vanderhorst first told police that a DHS social worker had taken the boy from her. Two days later, she said she had given her son to a woman who appeared at her door and offered to care for him. Six days after that, she said she sold Ke-Shaun to the woman, whom she did not know, for $500 to buy crack cocaine.
Ke'Shaun was born in July 1993, while Vanderhorst was serving a drug sentence at the State Correctional Institution at Muncy.
In November 1996, Tina Vanderhorst was convicted of selling her son and was sentenced to 2 1/2 to seven years in jail. Because police don't know what happened to Ke'Shaun , the charges against Vanderhorst were limited to endangering the child, rather than harming him.
Ke'Shaun was one of three of her seven children to survive. One baby died after being born crack-dependent, one died of an unrelated ailment, and two suffered sudden crib deaths.
Investigators Philadelphia Police Department
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
215-685-3257 or 215-685-3251
Philadelphia Police Department
NCMEC #: NCMC810190
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children