Taranika Nichelle Raymond

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Left: Taranika, circa 1995
Right: Age-progression to age 31 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 13, 1995 from New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date of Birth: July 6, 1982
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Taranika's hair was long at the time of her disappearance. Her ears are pierced and she has a dimple on the left side of her face.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Gold apple earrings with "Tara" written on them, a gold apple ring with "Tara" written on it and a gold medallion ring with "Tara" and "Betty" written on it.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Taranika was last seen at 10:00 p.m. on November 13, 1995 at her home in on north Derbigny Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. When her mother checked on her two hours later, she had disappeared. Authorities believe Taranika left of her own accord. She may still be in the New Orleans area. Her mother described her as a normal teenager who got good grades in school; her hobbies included singing, skating, bingo and playing ball. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Orleans Police Department
    504-826-1265

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Times-Picayune
    NamUs
    CNN

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 31, 2014; age-progression updated.

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