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    Tiahease Jackson (10) - Staten Island NY, 1983

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: August 14, 1983 from New York City, New York
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: October 5, 1972
    Age: 10 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'8, 90 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: African-Americn female. Black hair, brown eyes. Jackson has a burn scar on her left arm.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark blue ski jacket with white trim, a white sweater, jeans, blue plastic mesh shoes, a gold necklace with a butterfly charm, a silver bangle bracelet on her left wrist, and two purple combs in her hair.
    Medical Conditions: Jackson is diabetic. She also has high blood pressure and Bright's Disease, a kidney disorder which requires medication and treatment.

    Details of Disappearance
    Jackson was last seen leaving the Mariner's Harbor Motel (now the Conca D'Oro Motel) on Forest Avenue in the New York City borough of Staten Island on August 14, 1983. Her mother sent her out to purchase chicken wings, but Jackson never returned to their residence. She has not been heard from again.
    Andre Rand, a mentally incompetent convicted child sex offender from New York, is a prime suspect in Jackson's case. A photo of Rand is posted below this case summary. Jackson disappeared 12 days after Rand's release from a New York prison. He is also believed to be connected to the 1972 disappearance of Alice Pereia, among other missing persons' cases. There is speculation that Rand may have been involved in the 1977 New York disappearance of Audrey Nerenberg as well. He has been charged in the 1981 abduction of Holly Hughes. All of the girls vanished from the Staten Island area, with the exception of Nerenberg. Rand was previously convicted of the 1987 New York abduction of Jennifer Schweiger, whose remains were discovered near his former campsite on the grounds of the Willowbrook state mental facility. Volunteers continue to search the abandoned property twice a year for evidence related to Rand's other alleged victims, but nothing has been discovered. Willowbrook is two miles north of the area of Jackson's disappearance. Rand, whose birth name is Frank Rashan, has maintained his innocence in all charges against him. Jackson's case remains unsolved.

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