Tineshia Rene Jackson

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Left: Tineshia, circa 1998;
Right: Age-progression to age 28 (circa 2009)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 2, 1998 from West Covina, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 21, 1981
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Tineshia has a tattoo of her first name, "Tineshia" on the left side of her back or chest, a tattoo of a rose on her upper right thigh and the phrase "Trust No Man" tattooed elsewhere on her body. Her ears are pierced. Tineshia's name may be spelled "Teneshia Renee."
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    Details of Disappearance

    Tineshia was last seen at her 19-year-old boyfriend's residence in the 1900 block of Hawaii in West Covina, California on March 2, 1998 at approximately 9:00 p.m. She has never been heard from again. Tinesha's boyfriend became despondent after her disappearance and reportedly told a friend he had killed her. He committed suicide on March 5, three days after Tineshia's disappearance. Authorities were never able to verify his alleged admission.

    Tineshia has a history of leaving her home for several days at a time, but she was normally located with a friend shortly afterwards. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    West Covina Police Department
    626-814-8557

    OR
    626-814-8510

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    West Covina Police Department
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Los Angeles Times

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 1, 2012; details of disappearance updated.

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