Before Caylee Anthony, there was Stephanie, Ekaterina, Tarlesha, and Emma; girls and teenagers who vanished without a trace in Orlando. They are gone, their faces and stories now occupy a space on the web page of the Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.
While the curious and the cameras descend outside the Anthony home, it’s important to remind people that other families in the city are desperately waiting for their daughter to come home. Let’s take a closer look at some of the missing juveniles from Orlando.
Stephanie Evon Basley disappeared on February 3, 2008. The 17-year-old was last seen wearing a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers. Authorities are hopeful someone will come forward with information on Stephanie’s whereabouts. Right now, all they have to work with is she might be in the company of a man named Terence Johnson.
On January 11th of this year. Ekaterina Nesterenko went missing. Ekaterina, who is also known as “Russia” turns 16 at the end of this month. She is 5’6”, approximately 160lbs., with brown hair, green eyes and a pierced tongue. Police suspect she was the victim of a crime.
Tarlesha Patterson was 16 when she disappeared December 7, 2007. Standing 4’1” and weighing 132 lbs, investigators continue to track down leads in her case, along with that of Emma Lorene Vaughn. Also known as Christine, Emma vanished in 1982 when she was 15 years old. According to the Criminal Investigations web site, Emma left behind a newborn son.
A brief case summary for each of these missing juveniles is on the Orlando Police Dept. web site. Take a look at them. Maybe their faces will be familiar, maybe you can help find out what happened to them.
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