Heather Danielle Cannon

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Top Two Rows and Bottom Left and Center: Heather, circa 2009;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 19 (circa 2013)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 27, 2009 from Athens, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date of Birth: March 28, 1994
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 140 - 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Sandy brown hair, green eyes. Heather's ears, navel and tongue are pierced. She wears eyeglasses.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Heather disappeared from Athens, Texas on August 27, 2009. Authorities believe she left of her own accord. She was last seen in the company of her biological father, Jerral Allen Whitley. A photo of him is posted below this case summary. He refused to take a polygraph test after her disappearance and was later incarcerated in Florida for drug offenses and grand theft. He was imprisoned for 18 months before being released in October 2014. Heather had previously traveled to Florida and New York. Her whereabouts remain unknown; few details are available in her case.

    Above: Jerral Whitley, circa 2012


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Henderson County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Facebook Page for Heather Cannon
    Henderson County Crime Stoppers
    Peter Henderson Jr.


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 27, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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