Xavier Gerald Tarrand

Tarrand, circa 2014

  • Missing Since 01/15/2014
  • Missing From Groveland, Florida
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race Black
  • Date of Birth 01/14/1990 (29)
  • Age 24 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'11, 150 - 180 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description An orange and yellow Reese's Pieces jacket or a yellow and brown M&Ms jacket, a white size 2XL t-shirt, a white sleeveless undershirt, size 34 blue jeans, size 9.5 or 10 orange Nike sneakers or red and white sneakers, and a red hat.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Tarrand's nickname is Dudda. He has the following tattoos: the words "Self Made" on his chest, the word "Free" on his right hand, and "Rat $" on his left hand.

Details of Disappearance

Tarrand was last seen in Groveland, Florida at 7:00 p.m. on January 15, 2014, the day after his twenty-fourth birthday. His cousin dropped him off at the RaceTrac gas station at the intersection of State Roads 50 and 33, near his home.

Tarrand told his cousin he had something to do, and got into a black four-door 1997 Honda Accord with the Florida license plate number 236KPV. There was at least one other person, an African-American male, in the car. Half an hour later, Tarrand called his cousin and asked him to pick him up at the RaceTrac station in three minutes. When his cousin arrived, however, Tarrand wasn't there. The car he got into was found and burned at a landfill in Apopka, Florida on January 20; it had bullet holes in it.

Tarrand lived with his grandmother at the time of his disappearance, and kept in daily contact with his family. He is considered missing under suspicious circumstances and his case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Lake County Sheriff's Office 352-343-2101
  • Groveland Police Department 352-429-4166

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 13, 2019; casefile added.