Sherrie Lynette Stout

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Above Images: Stout, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 13, 2005 from Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 28, 1969
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Stout's ears are pierced. Some agencies spell her name "Sherry."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Jeans and a brown blouse.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Stout was last seen in the vicinity of the 200 block of South Street in Elizabeth, New Jersey during the early morning hours of January 13, 2005. She disappeared with her one-year-old daughter, Quranah Gilliam. A photo of Quranah is posted below this case summary.

    Quranah was found safe in the New York City borough of the Bronx in June 2009, four and a half years after her disappearance. Her father, Laquan Gilliam, gave her to a family and asked them to take care of her as a favor to him. He told them her name was Corrona Brooks. A photo of Laquan is posted below this case summary. He promised to pick her up in a few days, but he never returned; he was arrested on drug charges and incarcerated. The family raised the child as their own tried to find out who she belonged to, but they were unable to determine this because they didn't know her real name. DNA testing verified Quranah's identity and she was sent to live with her cousins. The family who had cared for her has not been charged. There is still no indication of her mother's whereabouts, however.

    The search for Stout continues. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

    Quranah Gilliam Laquan Gilliam
    Left: Quranah Gilliam, circa 2005;
    Right: Laquan Gilliam

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Elizabeth Police Department
    908-558-2111

    OR
    908-558-2000

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    New Jersey State Police

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 8, 2010; two pictures added, details of disappearance updated.

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