Tasha Shante Wright

Above: Tasha, circa 1989


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 14, 1989 from Dallas, Texas
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: March 7, 1979
  • Age: 10 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'3 - 5'0, 70 - 80 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Tasha has a mole on one of her fingers. Her ears are pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A short-sleeved aqua shirt, faded aqua shorts, and brown slip-on leather sandals. Her hair was pulled to the side and held in place with a clip.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Tasha walked to a neighbor's home in her family's apartment complex, Valley Glen Apartments on Hollybush Drive off Ferguson Road in east Dallas, Texas, between 10:30 and 10:50 a.m. on October 14, 1989. She had gone to a neighbor's to give a message from her mother. Tasha did arrive at the neighbor's apartment, but she never made it back to her own. Tasha may have been seen in the breezeway of a nearby apartment shortly after her disappearance, but this sighting has not been confirmed. She has never been heard from again.

    Foul play is suspected in Tasha's case. Her father, who lived in Rockwall, Texas at the time of her disappearance, was interviewed by police but said he had no knowledge of her whereabouts. Tasha was a fourth-grade student in the gifted and talented program at Bayles Elementary School in 1989. She enjoyed music, dancing and swimming. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    Child Protection Education Of America
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The Dallas Morning News


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 13, 2005.

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