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    SC - Shakeima Ann Cabbagestalk, 10, Dillon, 22 July 1993

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: July 22, 1993 from Dillon, South Carolina
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: December 29, 1982
    Age: 10 years old Box 647
    Height and Weight: 3'6, 65 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Cabbagestalk has moles near the corner of her mouth and below her neck. She had a double tooth on the upper side of her mouth at the time of her 1993 disappearance.


    Details of Disappearance
    Cabbagestalk was last seen entering a car with an unidentified male in her hometown of Dillon, South Carolina on July 22, 1993. She has never been heard from again.
    In August 2005, twelve years after Cabbagestalk's disappearance, her stepfather, Sam Harmon, was charged with murder, two counts of kidnapping, attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor and first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor in connection with her case. He is also charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenage victim in 1990. Harmon is awaiting trial. He could face the death penalty if convicted of Cabbagestalk's murder. Cabbagestalk's remains have not been found and her case continues to be classified as a non-family abduction.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Dillon Police Department
    843-841-3707

    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Florence Morning News


    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._shakeima.html

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    Missing Child Investigation, 15 Years Later

    It's been more than a decade, but a Dillon family is not giving up hope that one of their own will come home safely.

    Shakeima Cabbagestalk has been missing since the summer 1993.

    NewsChannel 15's Lindsay Tyner spoke with an aunt Sunday about the girl's mysterious disappearance.

    "When I think about it so long, tears begin to want to bubble up," said Maggie Cabbagestalk.

    Shakeima has been gone for 15 years now, but the time hasn't eased the pain or the questions.

    " A fear, you know, wondering what or wondering how it would happen," said Cabbagestalk

    http://www.wpde.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=138593

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    http://wpde.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=202808

    Trial begins in 15 year old murder case.
    Trial begins in 15-year-old murder case


    By Tonya Brown
    Monday, October 06, 2008 at 6:44 p.m.


    Prosecutors say a Dillon County man killed his 10-year-old stepdaughter 15 years ago because she accused him of inappropriately touching her.


    They say after he killed her, he got rid of her body, and she has never been found.


    The prosecution believes they have a very strong case even without a body. They say the suspect, Sam Harmon, was the last person to see 10-year-old Shakeima Cabbagestalk alive in July of 1993. They say two weeks before she went missing Harmon talked about how he could dispose of a body.

    Police arrested him for the child's murder in 2005. At the time, they initially charged him with murder, kidnapping, and criminal sexual conduct, but the criminal sexual conduct charge has been dropped.


    Harmon's attorneys told jurors he had nothing to do with Shakeima's disappearance and say he has waited 15 years to prove his innocence. His lawyers went on to tell jurors they have confidence they will make the right decision.

    "You are Sam Harmon's jury. You are the ones who will decide his fate. We have chosen you. You have been sworn in," said Attorney Robert Lee.

    In 1992, a year before Shakeima went missing, the Department of Social Services investigated claims by the child that Harmon inappropriately touched her. That investigation found no wrong doing on Harmon's part, and he was never charged.


    However, prosecutors say they still believe the accusations is what led to the Shakeima's killing.

    The prosecution told jurors if Shakeima was still alive, she would have made contact with her grandmother and brother whom she loved so dearly.


    More than 30 people are expected to testify in Harmon's trial, and it could last all week.

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    Man acquitted of stepchild's death
    Saturday, October 11, 2008



    DILLON A jury has found a Dillon County man not guilty of killing his 10-year-old stepdaughter 15 years ago but convicted him of kidnapping her.

    Judge Michael Nettles sentenced 43-year-old Sam Harmon on Thursday to 12 years in prison but gave him credit for the three years he's been in jail. He is eligible for parole in a year.

    Harmon faced murder and kidnapping charges in the disappearance of his stepdaughter, Shakeima Cabbagestalk.

    The Morning News of Florence reported the girl was last seen with Harmon at a convenience store in July 1993. Prosecutors said she was murdered, even though her body was never found.

    http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/oct/11/brief2/

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    Shakeima has been missing for 22 years. I read that investigators list her case as closed because they believe Harmon was responsible for her murder although he was found not guilty. He was found guilty of kidnapping but I think he was released. I tried looking him up on the inmate site for South Carolina and I couldn't find him. Even though the case is closed, I hope they are still looking for her. Some of her relatives believe she is still alive.






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