Tageana Elizabeth Griffith

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Above Images: Tageana, circa 2010

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 13, 2010 from Niagara Falls, New York
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: August 12, 2004
  • Age: 5 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'11, 45 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Tageana's nicknames are Tag and Taj. She may use the first name Sam. Her ears are pierced. Tageana may style her hair in cornrows or braids, with barrettes or bows.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Tageana disappeared from Niagara Falls, New York on June 13, 2010. She was kidnapped by her mother, Patricia "Tricia" Griffith. She and the girl's father, Tigen Griffith, had joint custody. In 2009, Tricia took Tageana to Jamaica for what was supposed to be a vacation, and spent the summer there without Tigen's knowledge or consent. When they returned to the United States, the court confiscated Tageana's passport. They returned the passport to Tricia in June 2010, and within a few days, Tricia took Tageana back to Jamaica. Both Tricia and Tageana were born in that country, but Tegeana is an American citizen.

    Tricia returned to the United States alone a few months later and was arrested at the airport. She was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the kidnapping, and will be deported after her release from prison. However, Tageana wasn't recovered and the judge didn't order her mother to locate the child and return her to the United States.

    Authorities believe Tageana is being cared for by Tricia's mother, Marcia Rose Robertson, or possibly other family members in Jamaica. Tigen and U.S. Marshals went to Robertson's home in Montego Bay, Jamaica in late 2010, hoping to recover the child, but they found the house desreted. A photograph and vital statistics for Robertson are posted below this case summary. Tigen is still active in the search for his daughter. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Marcia Rose Robertson
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    Above: Marcia Rose Robertson

    Date of Birth: October 3, 1965
    Age: 36 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'6, 190 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Brown hair, black eyes. Robertson wears eyeglasses and partial dentures. Her ears are pierced and she speaks with a heavy Jamaican accent.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Niagara Falls Police Department
    716-286-4711

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    The Buffalo News
    Facebook Page for Tageana Griffith
    For the Lost

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 29, 2015; six pictures added, details of disapperance updated.

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