Cynthia Dyann Coleman

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Above Images: Coleman, circa 1986


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 3, 1986 from Lakeside, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 20, 1963
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Coleman has tattoos on both hands; one says "Fats" and the other says "Lady". Her nickname is Cindy. She smokes cigarettes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A purple tank top, Levi's jeans and flip-flops.
  • Medical Conditions: Coleman was approximately seven months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Coleman was last seen on the Barona Indian Reservation in Lakeside, California on September 3, 1986. She left her mother's home at 11:00 a.m. with a box of kittens to give away at a local store. She apparently did arrive there, and a friend of her brother's said he gave her a ride part of the way home and dropped her off at the roadside. She has never been heard from again. Coleman left behind her purse, cigarettes and her young daughter. Few details are available in her case.

    Since Coleman's disappearance, her parents, stepbrother and one brother have died. Her brother, daughter, niece and nephew are still alive and want answers in her case. She is presumed deceased.


    Investigating Agency

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Diego County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Missing in California
    U-T San Diego
    Find a Grave
    East County Magazine
    San Diego County Sheriff's Department


    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updpated June 12, 2015; clothing/jewelry description updated.

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