Vanessa L. Smith

Above: Smith, circa 1990


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 31, 1990 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Smith wears light-colored wigs. She has scars on her abdomen, face, lip, left finger, neck and near her right eye.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Smith's aunt last saw her on December 31, 1990. She'd gone out to celebrate the New Year and was seen at the Ambassador Hotel in the 2300 block of west Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has never been heard from again. Her aunt reported her missing on July 25, 1991. Her boyfriend, when questioned, said he'd last saw her on January 1, 1991, after she called for a cab. He said he walked her to the exit of his apartment building but didn't actually see her get into the cab, or note what the cab looked like. Smith's case remains unsolved; little information is available.


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


    Source Information


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 27, 2015; casefile added.

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