April Michelle Pickens

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Above Images: Pickens, circa 2011


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 27, 2011 from Asheville, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 28, 1982
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Pickens has a scar on her upper right arm and the following tattoos: the name "Eric" on her upper back, Chinese characters high on her left breast, and a Gemini sign on her right thigh. Her ears are pierced one time each. Pickens's middle name may be spelled "Michele."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly a torn t-shirt tied around her head.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Pickens was last seen at Pisgah View Apartments where she lived in Asheville, North Carolina on December 27, 2011. She had told her sister that she was going to meet an unspecified male friend. She has never been heard from again. She left behind five young children and it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    Fox Carolina
    The Asheville Citizen-Times
    The CUE Center for Missing Persons
    Facebook Page for April Pickens


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 28, 2012; casefile added.

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