Cherice Maria Ragins

Above: Ragins, circa 2010


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 21, 2010 from Catonsville, Maryland
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 16, 1985
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Ragins has her first name "Cherice" tattooed on her neck.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black jacket, a red hooded sweatshirt, a black shirt, gray sweatpants and pink and green shoes. Carrying a black purse with silver trim.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ragins was last seen in the vicinity of Route 40 and Rolling Road in Catonsville, Maryland on February 21, 2010. She lived in the 3600 block of north Rogers Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland and was en route to meet her boyfriend, Travis Eugene Elleby, in Catonsville when she was last seen. Ragins has never been heard from again. She was reported missing by her mother on February 24; her mother described her disappearance as "completely out of character."

    A photo of Elleby is posted below this case summary. In September 2016, six years after Ragins disappeared, he was charged with her murder. Authorities have not released any information about the case against him. He is awaiting trial. Ragins is a graduate of Woodlawn High School, and she enjoyed reading and watching movies prior to her disappearance. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance due to the circumstances involved.

    Above: Travis Elleby


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


    Source Information
    WJZ 13
    WBAL 1090 AM Radio
    The Baltimore Sun


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 16, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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