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Case File: Tasha Shante Wright 245DFTX

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Wright circa 1989

Tasha Shante Wright

  • Case Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Missing Since: October 14, 1989
  • Location Last Seen: Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: March 17, 1979
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 10 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 4'11"
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 70 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black. Pulled to the side and held in place with a clip at time of disappearance.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: A mole on one of her fingers. Pierced ears.
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Aqua blue shirt, aqua blue shorts and brown slip on sandals.
  • Jewelry: Unknown.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown.
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Tasha Wright disappeared from the Valley Glen Apartments on Hollybush Drive off Ferguson Road in east Dallas. She walked to a neighbor's apartment between 10:30 and 10:50 a.m. to deliver a message for her mother. She arrived at the neighbor's apartment, but never made it back to her own. There is an unconfirmed report that she may have been seen in the breezeway of a nearby apartment shortly after her disappearance. Other reports state she was seen staring at some bushes some 30 feet away from her apartment shortly before she disappeared.

    Police searched the vicinity using helicoptors and search dogs but found nothing. Neighbors searched a 5-mile radius.

    Wright was a fourth-grade student at Bayles Elementary School in 1989, and was in the gifted and talented program. She enjoyed music, dancing and swimming.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Dallas Police Department (TX)
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 214-670-4426
  • Agency Name: Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Agency Contact Person: Missing Persons Clearinghouse
  • Agency Phone Number: 512-424-5074 or 800-346-3243

  • Agency Case Number: LE: 726305X; TXDPS: A8910006
  • NCIC Case Number: M667710894
  • NamUs Case Number: MP/UP #9889
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • NamUs
  • NCMEC
  • Houston Chronicle News Archive
  • Dallas Morning News Archive

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    Last Updated: 6/10/12 - By: DD / TX AD


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