Tracy Lynn Davenport

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Left: Tracy, circa 1973;
Right: Age-progression to age 45 (circa 2012)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 27, 1973 from San Rafael, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 19, 1967
  • Age: 6 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'6, 60 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Tracy has burn scars on her lower hip and abdomen area. At the time of her disappearance, her hair was braided in short pigtails.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black and blue ankle-length flowered Hawaiian-style dress.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Tracy was last seen leaving on her way to school on April 27, 1973. She lived at the Bermuda Palms motel (now a Motel 6) in the 700 block of east San Francisco Boulevard. She was a kindergarten student at Bahia Vista School. Tracy left home at 11:00 a.m. to walk to school. She never arrived. Her family didn't realize she was missing until evening, when she didn't come home from school. They reported her disappearance to police the next day.

    Tracy lived with her grandparents and other relatives at the time of her disappearance; her parents were separated. Little evidence is available in her case. A witness reported seeing a dark green or black car following Tracy as she walked on Canal Street, but investigators have never been able to prove she was abducted and they have no suspects or persons of interest in her case. In 2009, police searched a crawl space at the motel where Tracy lived in response to longstanding rumors that her body was buried there. The search didn't uncover any evidence and Tracy's disappearance remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Rafael Police Department
    415-485-3000

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network
    The Contra Costa Times
    NamUs
    The San Rafael Daily Independent Journal

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 9, 2016; distinguishing characteristics and clothing/jewelry description updated.

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