Whitney Nicole Sanders

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Above Images: Sanders, circa 2013

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 20, 2013 from Jacksonville, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 28, 1992
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 220 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Sanders's nicknames are Nicky and Buttercup. She has a tattoo of her nickname "Buttercup" across her chest, a tattoo of the letters "FSL" on her leg and a tattoo of the name "Wanda" on her lower back.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Sanders was last seen leaving Kelly's Place, a restaurant in the 1300 block of King's Road in Jacksonville, Florida, at 1:30 a.m. on September 20, 2013. She went to the restaurant with a friend, then left alone to go across the street to the Exxon gas station. She never returned. Her friend got a missed call from her at 5:00 a.m. She has never been heard from again. Sanders lived in the 4100 block of Fairfax Street at the time of her disappearance. It's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning.

    A month before her disappearance, Sanders was robbed and beaten. The police had not arrested a suspect in the robbery by the time she vanished; they were still waiting on DNA testing and phone records. Sanders's mother believes whoever robbed her might have been involved in her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
    904-630-0500

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    Source Information
    Florida Department Of Law Enforcement
    Florida Justice Coalition
    NamUs
    Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
    First Coast News
    News4Jax
    The Black and Missing Foundation

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 30, 2016; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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