Korrina Lynne Sagers Malinoski

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Left: Korrina in 1977, approximately ten years before her disappearance;
Right: Korrina, circa 1987

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 20, 1987 from Mount Holly, South Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Korrina's nickname is Kory.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Korrina was last seen driving out of Mount Holly Plantation towards Highway 52 in Mount Holly, South Carolina between 11:00 and 11:30 p.m. on November 21, 1987. She had worked at a convenience store in Summerville, South Carolina for about six months prior to her disappearance. After she missed work the next morning, her boss went looking for her and found her locked car parked at the entrance to the plantation, where her husband was the caretaker. The family lived in a cabin on the property, which encompassed 6,000 acres. There was no sign of Korrina at the scene and an extensive search turned up no indication of her whereabouts. She has never been heard from again.

    Korrina's eleven-year-old daughter, Annette Sagers, disappeared from the bus stop in front of Mount Holly Plantation on October 4, 1988, nearly a year after her mother. Her stepfather discovered a penciled note addressed to him saying, "Dad, momma came back. Give the boys a hug." Handwriting experts determined that the note was written by Annette. No one saw anyone pick her up.

    Authorities don't know whether Korrina did in fact return for her daughter or whether Annette wrote the note under duress. Some theorize that Annette knew something about her mother's disappearance and was silenced, but there is no evidence to support any theory. In 2000, an anonymous caller directed police to search for a body in Sumter County. Investigators took a cadaver-sniffing dog to the location, but found no sign of any remains. Annette's case is classified as a non-family abduction due to the lack of evidence regarding her and her mother's fates. Both cases remain unsolved.

    Korrina has relatives living in Iowa.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Berkeley County Sheriff's Office
    803-761-7190

    OR
    803-737-9000

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Charleston Post and Courier
    The Charlotte Observer
    Websleuths
    The Spartanburg Herald-Journal
    The Item
    NamUs

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 10, 2016; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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