12-01-2009, 02:16 PM #1
IN - Benita Moore Spears, 23, Gary, 24 Oct 1989
29 Nov 09
Family members shared at turns hilarious and touching stories of Benita Moore Spears, who disappeared more than 20 years ago, at a memorial service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Saturday night.
Spears was 23 when she disappeared on Oct. 26, 1989. At the time, the Gary resident was a divorced mother of two sons, working at Inland Steel and attending school at Indiana University Northwest full-time.
Police suspected her ex-husband, Johnny Spears Jr., of foul play in her disappearance, but no charges were ever filed. He was released from jail the night before his ex-wife's disappearance. He had served prison time for criminal confinement of Benita.
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12-15-2011, 12:30 AM #2
Benita Moore Spears
Doe Network Case File 2200DFIN
Missing from Gary, IN since October 24, 1989
23 years old
5'2", 120 lbs
African American female, brown hair, brown eyes
Hernia scar on abdomen, pierced ears
Beauty mark on left cheek and chipped front tooth
Muddy water in the street; Muddy water 'round my feet... as sung by the inimitable Bessie Smith, "Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moan)"
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12-16-2013, 11:57 AM #3
Benita is being considered to be Ivy Doe found in Houston 2005.
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