Left: Cheatham, circa 1989; Right: Age-progression by NCMEC to 27
Tilwanda Denise Cheatham
Missing since August 11, 1989 from Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Cheatham was last seen at her Aiken, South Carolina home on August 11, 1989.
She has a history of running away. She was angry with her mother, who told her she could no longer stay with relatives and must come back home. Cheatham ran into her mother's house and took some spare change from a jar, then left the residence. She was last seen by two neighbors at a convenience store at approximately 17:30. Cheatham has never been seen again.
Authorities have investigated the possibility that she may have been living with relatives, but those theories have been cast aside. Cheatham was an honor roll student at North Aiken Elementary School in 1989.
If you have any information concerning Cheatham's whereabouts, please contact:
Aiken County Sheriff's Office
All information may be submitted anonymously.
Agency Case Number: 8913370/NamUs MP# 5942
NCMEC #: NCMC736385
NCIC Number: M-375736381
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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