The Doe Network:
Case File 75DFNC

Left: Truesdale, circa 1970; Right: Age-progressed image of Truesdale at age 46 (circa 2002).

Sherri Lee Truesdale
Missing since June 13, 1970 from Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: May 15, 1956
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'2; 75 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: A mole above her upper lip and a mole on the back of the base of her neck. She also has pierced ears.
  • Clothing: A blue shirt, blue bellbottem pants, a girls wristwatch with black leather or plastic band. Pentagon shaped aqua blue earrings and brown loafers.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
On Saturday, June 13, 1970, Sherri left her Pitts Street home about 11:30 to catch a bus downtown. Described as a quiet, studious girl, she had received a scholarship to attend a summer fine-arts program at Mount Tabor High School.
Sherri told her mother she was going to buy some supplies for school, scheduled to start the following Monday. She had also planned to buy some doughnuts for her older sister, and to make a payment on her mother's charge account at Raylass Department Store. The department-store clerk told police that she saw Sherri about 16:30. She was not seen again.
Detectives spent six weeks canvassing downtown and searching for Sherri. She was never found, and there were few clues.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Winston-Salem Police Department
Detective Kevin Bell


You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number: 9729744

NCMEC #: NCMC834404

NCIC Number: M033106784
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Winston-Salem Journal

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