Shonna Dannette Wesley

Above: Shonna, circa 1981


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 29, 1981 from Dallas, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 10, 1964
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Shonna has a scar on her head. Her middle name may be spelled "Danette."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt and blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Shonna was last seen in Dallas, Texas on May 29, 1981. The same day she disappeared, her two-year-old daughter was found abandoned, wearing only a t-shirt and a diaper, at the South Oak Cliff apartment complex. She wasn't identified immediately and spent a week in foster care before her grandmother stepped forward and claimed her. In the meantime, Shonna's boyfriend contacted her mother to say she'd disappeared, along with a lot of her wardrobe. Shonna's mother reported her missing on June 2.

    Little information is available in Shonna's case. Her mother, who died in 2002, never believed she left of her own accord, stating she wouldn't have abandoned her child. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    WFAA 8


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 26, 2016; height, weight and clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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