Tageana Elizabeth Griffith

Tageana, circa 2010; Tageana on her 10th birthday (five years after her abduction); Marcia Rose Robertson

  • Missing Since 06/13/2010
  • Missing From Niagara Falls, New York
  • Classification Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth 08/12/2004 (14)
  • Age 5 years old
  • Height and Weight 3'11, 45 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Tageana's nicknames are Tag and Taj. She may use the first name Sam. Her ears are pierced. Tageana may style her hair in cornrows or braids, with barrettes or bows.

Details of Disappearance

Tageana disappeared from Niagara Falls, New York on June 13, 2010. She was kidnapped by her mother, Patricia "Tricia" Griffith. She and the girl's father, Tigen Griffith, had joint custody.

In 2009, Tricia took Tageana to Jamaica for what was supposed to be a vacation, and spent the summer there without Tigen's knowledge or consent. When they returned to the United States, the court confiscated Tageana's passport.

They returned the passport to Tricia in June 2010, and within a few days, Tricia took Tageana back to Jamaica. Both Tricia and Tageana were born in that country, but Tegeana is an American citizen.

Tricia returned to the United States alone a few months later and was arrested at the airport. She was sentenced to 18 months in prison for kidnapping her daughter. However, Tageana wasn't recovered and the judge didn't order her mother return her to the United States.

Authorities believe Tageana is being cared for by Tricia's mother, Marcia Rose Robertson, or possibly other family members in Jamaica. Tigen and U.S. Marshals went to Robertson's home in Montego Bay, Jamaica in late 2010, hoping to recover the child, but they found the house deserted.

A photo of Robertson is posted with this case summary. Her date of birth is October 3, 1965, making her 36 years old in June 2010. She's described as black, 5'6 and 190 pounds, with brown hair and black eyes. She wears eyeglasses and partial dentures. Her ears are pierced and she speaks with a heavy Jamaican accent.

Tigen is still active in the search for his daughter. Tageana is presumed to still be in Jamaica, but her whereabouts are unknown. Her case remains unsolved.

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated June 29, 2015; six pictures added, details of disapperance updated.