Unique RaQuel-Leona Harris

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Above Images: Harris, circa 2010

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 9, 2010 from Washington D.C.
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 31, 1986
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7 - 5'10, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Harris has auburn highlights in her hair. She has a tattoo of the names "Richard & U'Andre" on her lower back and a tattoo of her name "Unique" on her upper right arm. She has a mole on her upper lip and her ears are pierced. Harris is extremely nearsighted and wore her eyeglasses everywhere, but they were left behind at home.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white shirt, gray pants, a sixteen- to twenty-inch sterling silver necklace with a broken clasp secured by a safety pin, and a matching necklace and earrings set with garnet beads.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Harris was last seen at her apartment in the 2400 block of Hartford Street southeast in Washington D.C. on October 9, 2010. Her cousin and her cousin's children were visiting at the time, and they spent the night in the apartment with Harris and Harris's two sons. Sometime during the night, Harris disappeared, leaving her children asleep in another room. She has never been heard from again.

    There no indications of forced entry to her residence, but Harris left her purse, money, identification and eyeglasses behind at her apartment. She had very poor vision and wore her glasses everywhere. Harris didn't own a vehicle at the time of her disappearance. Her keys and cellular phone disappeared with her; the last time the phone received a call was at 3:00 a.m. on October 10.

    Harris was raised in Richmond, Virginia and graduated high school there. She moved to Washington D.C. in 2010 to be closer to her mother, and enrolled in a massage therapy program at a vocational school. She'd been involved in a custody battle with her ex-boyfriend, but he passed a polygraph and isn't considered a suspect in her case. Her current boyfriend has also been cleared. Harris has no history of drug abuse and wasn't having any problems with her family at the time of her disappearance, but her mother said she did witness a murder outside her apartment several days before her disappearance. Although there's no hard evidence of foul play in her case, authorities believe she's missing under suspicious circumstances. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department
    202-715-7300

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Washington Post
    The Black and Missing Foundation
    News One
    The Huffington Post
    Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 28, 2017; picture added, clothing/jewelry description updated.

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