Missing Since: January 8, 1980 from Chicago, Illinois
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: July 28, 1973
Age: 6 years old
Height and Weight: 3'0, 42 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Staples has a birthmark on the left side of her chest.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown and white-striped cap, a brown scarf, a red plaid coat, blue jeans and blue rubber boots.


Details of Disappearance

Staples was last seen walking to her elementary school during the morning hours on January 8, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois. She never arrived for classes and has not been heard from again.


An accused murderer confessed to killing Staples and several other missing women and girls in 1992, but he was ruled out as a suspect in her case. Staples is believed to have been abducted by a non-family member, but few details are available in her disappearance.

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

312-744-8385