Marcie Tokeysha Peterson

Above: Peterson, circa 2003


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 30, 2003 from Marietta, Georgia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 29, 1975
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Peterson has a tattoo of a Chinese symbol, approximately one to two inches high, on the back of her neck. She also has a Chinese symbol tattooed on her mid to lower back and the name "Carl" tattooed on the upper part of her left breast. Her maiden name is Crane and some agencies refer to her by that name.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly a silver necklace, silver stud earrings and silver sunglasses.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Peterson was last seen at approximately 11:00 a.m. on October 30, 2003, in the vicinity of the 2400 block of Cumberland Parkway in Marietta, Georgia. She was living in StudioPLUS, an extended-stay motel on Cumberland Parkway near Paces Ferry Road and Interstate 285. She has never been heard from again.

    Peterson has five children. At the time of her disappearance she was living with her estranged husband of less than one year; they were trying to reconcile. Prior to her disappearance, Peterson served a few months in jail on misdemeanor charges. She lost her mortgage business as a result. She told her mother she had borrowed $30,000 from a man who subsequently chased her with a car and threatened to kill her. Another man who helped pay for Peterson's education was subsequently found to be using an alias name. It is unclear whether either of these individuals had anything to do with her disappearance. Her sister stated Peterson had plans to get back on her feet and didn't seem particularly stressed when she disappeared.

    Foul play is suspected in Peterson's disappearance. She may have traveled to New York after she went missing. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cobb County Police Department


    Source Information
    The Detroit Free Press
    Essence Magazine
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 11, 2010; details of disappearance updated.

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