Whitney Nicole Sanders

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Above Images: Sanders, circa 2013


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.


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


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


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

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

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