Tarasha Benjamin

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Above Images: Tarasha, circa 2010

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 26, 2010 from Selma, Alabama
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 16, 1992
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Tarasha has a tattoo of her nickname "Pooh" on her upper right arm. She may wear tinted contact lenses. She talks in a loud voice.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow, turquoise and white striped shirt, blue shorts, a silver necklace and possibly silver sandals.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Tarasha was last seen in Selma, Alabama on June 26, 2010. She said goodbye to her mother and left home at 10:00 a.m. to go to a flea market. On the way there, she stopped at a yard sale and met with a relative who borrowed her cellular phone to make a call. It's not clear whether Tarasha ever arrived at the flea market. She never returned home and has never been heard from again. The car she was driving, a gray Mazda Tribute she'd borrowed from a friend, was found abandoned on the Cecil Jackson Bypass, one mile from the flea market and facing the opposite direction. Two windows on the driver's side were missing and the driver's side door handle was broken.

    It's extremely uncharacteristic of Tarasha to leave without warning, and foul play is suspected in her disappearance. Authorities don't believe she's still in the local area, as extensive searches turned up no sign of her. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Selma Police Department
    334-874-2134

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    America's Most Wanted
    WSFA 12
    The Selma Times-Journal
    Help Find My Child
    Tarasha Benjamin's Facebook Page

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 12, 2013; five pictures added.

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