Photo above taken of Edmond “Eddie” Tillman shortly before he went missing

Age-progressed photo of what Eddie might look like at 17 years of age. He would be 21-years-old this year.

Edmond “Eddie” Tillman, then 14, was last seen on August 10, 2005 at 1900 hours in the vicinity of Houston and Pill Street in Manhattan East Side area in NY. It was the end of his School year, he had taken Summer School classes and had been dropped off to complete a a test which would determine if he would stay in the 7th grade or move up to the 8th grade. 

Two months prior to his disappearance, in June, he had “come out” and according to those who knew him, including his family, everyone was accepting of his sexuality. Around the same time he came out, he had starting coming home increasingly late and was having problems in school.

Although uncertain, many believed Eddie was in a relationship with an eighteen-year-old unknown male in the months leading up to his disappearance. He was also talking to older men online but that stopped when his computer started having issues and broke down.

It’s been over seven years since Eddie has spoken to friends and family and he is still listed on many websites as “Endangered Runaway” however, many believe he would of been in contact with family by now and believe he should be listed as “Endangered Missing”

Edmond was known as Eddie to most and his street name “Deshawn” born on January 19, 1991, he would be 21-years-old today. He is described as a Black male with a medium complexion, brown hair and brown eyes. When he was last seen, he was 5’3” tall, standing approximately 145lbs with a medium build.

He was last seen wearing a matching outfit which included a white t-shirt, blue jeans denim shorts, blue and white Nike sneakers and was wearing a gold stud in his left ear.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact:
New York Police Department (NYPD) at 1-800-346-3543
OR contact:
NYS Missing Person Squad
Detective Rodriguez
1-212-694-7781