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Identity of abandoned baby found fourteen years ago still unknown

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Baby Doe was found alive in Northeast USA (DC)

The unidentified infant was discovered abandoned in the Unit Block Rhode Island Avenue. N.E. Washington D.C.. She had a knitted white blanket with sky blue with a pinkish/orange boarder on top of her, and was wearing a white one-piece sleeper with colorful construction machinery and dalmatian puppies printed on it. She was also wearing a hand-knitted light purple sweater and bonnet.

The baby is now fourteen but her parents identity remains unknown.

  • DOB: Mar 15, 1998
  • Date Found: Mar 20, 1998
  • Age Then: Several days
  • Age Now: 14
  • Height: 1’7″ (48cm)
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 5lbs (2kg)
  • Hair: Black
  • Missing From: Washington DC
  • Country: United States

Anyone with any information on the possible identity of this child is asked to please contact: 

D.C. Police Department Missing Persons
(202) 576-6768

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST

Source: NCMEC

Yuan Wang, Originally From China, Disappeared In 1998 After Getting Off Her Fairfax County School Bus

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The left photo was taken shortly before her disappearance and the right photo is age progressed to nineteen years. She will be turning 27 this year.

  • Full Name: Yuan Xia Wang
  • Nickname: Incha
  • Missing From: Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Date Of Birth Used: September 13, 1986
  • Age Used: 12 years old (she told authorities she was twelve when arriving in the US however, it is possible that she was as old as fifteen.)
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5’6″ (168 cm); 118 lbs (54 kg).
  • Race:: Asian (Chinese) Gender: Female
  • Hair: Black Eyes: Black/Dark
  • Clothing: Last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jacket, jeans and white sneakers
  • Yang spoke Mandarin Chinese and had very limited English skills at the time of her disappearance.

On August 25, 1998, twelve-year-old Yuan Wang was smuggled from China to the United States. They were taking her to Washington D.C. but their plan foiled at Dulles International Airport when one of her smugglers, a Thai citizen named Chaichana Klaharn pretended that she was his niece. Security at Dulles International Airport arrested the smugglers and in September, 1998, they were sentenced to four months in jail for passport fraud.

Meanwhile, Yuan was sent to temporary live at a Fairfax County, VA foster home. She spoke Mandarin and had very limited English so a Mandarin speaking babysitter was sent to care for her. She also started attending Holmes Middle School.

Less than two months later on October 21, 1998 at approximately 3PM, Yuan got off her school bus near Lincolnia Road and Deming Avenue in Alexandria. She was supposed to take a cab to a 3:30PM Doctors appointment but when the cab showed up, Yuan was gone. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Searches threw out Fairfax yielded no clues.

A decade after she disappeared, in 2008, investigators said they thought Yuan could be in Kansas City, Missouri, although it’s not confirmed.

Investigators have a few theories including the possibility that her smugglers kidnapped her, forcing her to work (also known as trafficking.). Or she ran away out of fear that she’d be deported back to China. Her foster family stated that although Yuan seemed very smart and appeared content with her new life, they didn’t get to know her well enough to know if she was capable of running away. Investigators are also not ruling out the possibility that she was abducted by a stranger. She is classified as “Endangered Missing”.

Agency Case Number: 982941432

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Fairfax County Police Department
703-691-2131
or
Your local FBI/Police

DC Mother Turns 27 In Two Days, It Will Be The Third Birthday Since Her Disappearance In The Fall Of 2010

Thursday, January 31, 2013 will be a typical day for many, just another end to another month. But for the family of Unique Harris, a missing mother of two boys who will be turning 27, this will be the third birthday without her

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Pictured: Unique RaQuel-Leona Harris

Missing Since: October 9, 2010 from Washington, DC
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: January 31, 1986
Age Then: 24 Age Now: 27
Height: 5’7″ Weight: 125 pounds
Hair Color: Brown; Dark brown roots, auburn strands.
Eye Color: Brown
Race: Black Gender: Female
Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo on left arm and
back. Unique (upper right arm), Richard & U’andre’ (lower back).
Pierced ears. Mole on upper lip. Learning disability.
Clothing: White shirt and gray pants.
Jewelry: Matching gold necklace & earrings with garnet
red beads. Sterling silver necklace with safety pin clasp.

Unique Harris was 24-years-old when she was last seen in her Washington D.C. apartment on October 9, 2010 with her children and her young cousin, Talaya Reed. The four of them were eating popcorn and watching a movie and Unique was relaxing in comfortable clothes which included a white t-shirt and grey pants, believed to be sweatpants. When the movie was over Unique put her two boys to bed, then went to bed herself. Her cousin, who also stayed the night, went to bed as well.

The following morning at approximately 9am, her cousin woke up and noticed Unique was missing and called her mother to tell her and ask if she had spoken to her. Her mother said she had not talked to her since the day before.

At first they weren’t too concerned, thinking she may have went to the store but the more time that went by, the more worried her family became.

Unique’s grandfather, Richard Harris, stopped by the apartment later that afternoon where he came across the two children and cousin, but Unique still wasn’t home. He went into her bedroom and found her glasses lying on a pillow. This discovery immediately turned Richard from worried to frantic because Unique cannot see without her glasses and would have never left them behind. Police in Washington DC were then called but despite media attention, searches and interviews, the missing mother’s whereabouts remain a complete mystery.

Family and loved ones miss her dearly, with one family member, a cousin, writing in March, 2012 on Facebook:

“Cuzzin where ever u are We Love You So Much!!! The devil is busy but we will not stop praying …we all need you.”

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Photo of Valencia Harris, Unique’s devastated mother who’s been searching for her daughter for over two years. Richard has a tiny mole above the right corner of his mouth. Sometimes Valencia touches it, lightly, the way she used to touch the mole on his mother’s face, before she disappeared. The missing mother’s other child, U’Andre’, shares his mother’s wiggling feet, the ones Valencia used to dress up in white booties. Booties she never threw away and still has today, barely unscuffed, at her Temple Hills home. Her daughter never scuffed them because Valencia never put her down as a baby, because when she was born, Valencia looked at her and thought: “I can’t believe I made this. I made this, this special baby.” — However, for over two years, she’s been mourning the possibility that she may never she her special baby ever again.

I am not able to post videos at the moment, for some reason. However, click Valencia Harris plea for help in finding her missing daughter to watch a YouTube video of Unique’s mother pleaded for help in locating her missing mother. Video was uploaded by Black And Missing

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:

DC Metropolitan Police Department
Det. Jacqueline S. Middleton
202-698-1276

Source:
Washington Post
Black And Missing
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