CA CA - Tracy Davenport, 6, San Rafael, 27 April 1973

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  1. Gina_M

    Gina_M New Member

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    Tracy Lynn Davenport
    Missing since April 27, 1973 from San Rafael, Marin County, California.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: March 19, 1967
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 6 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4' 6" - 137 cm; 60 lbs - 27 kg
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Brown eyes; black hair.
    Marks, Scars: Burn scars on lower hip and abdomen
    Clothing: Blue and black flowered dress.
    Dentals: Not available

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Davenport was last seen on April 27, 1973, leaving the motel where she lived to go to school at San Rafael kindergarten. She never attended school that day and failed to return home.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Rafael Police Department
    415-485-3000
    Agency Case Number: C732985
    NCMEC #: NCMC955543
    NCIC Number: M-522685460
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
    Source Information:
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Ca DOJ

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1059dfca.html
     


  2. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_13033332

    11 Aug 09

    "It's as if the earth opened up and swallowed her."

    So said San Rafael Deputy Police Chief Thomas Stephenson in 1973, a week after 6-year-old Tracy Lynn Davenport disappeared while walking to kindergarten.

    Thirty-six years later, investigators decided to see if Stephenson was right after all.

    On Monday, San Rafael police and firefighters burrowed into a forgotten crawlspace at a Canal area motel to confirm, or rule out, longstanding rumors that Tracy had been buried somewhere on the property.

    In 1973, Tracy lived in Room 49 at the old Bermuda Palms motel - now Room 149 of the Motel 6 at 737 E. Francisco Blvd...

    and

    One loose end was the persistent rumor, based on no credible information, that Tracy was buried around
    the pool area of the old Bermuda Palms. The Olympic-size pool had been built over by the time Tracy lived there, and the common belief was that the pool had been filled in, but police recently confirmed that the pool area had merely been covered by flooring.

    That set up Monday's search operation, where San Rafael firefighters and police breached a crawlspace surrounding the pool in search of Tracy's remains. The air was deemed unsafe for trained cadaver dogs, but investigators were able to examine the space with a telescoping camera.

    All they found were a few pieces of wood and a pair of safety glasses, said police spokeswoman....

    more at link
     
  3. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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  4. CastlesBurning

    CastlesBurning Well-Known Member

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    It says that Tracy's parents were separated, and she lived with her mother and grandmother...was there a custody battle over her, by any chance? Was her dad active in her life, and able to see her as often as he wanted?
     
  5. Leprikawn

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    Phillip Garrido was in the area at the time. He raped a girl in 1972 who did not press charges. I wonder if he had anything to do with this?
     
  6. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Tracy Lynn Davenport
    Missing since April 27, 1973 from San Rafael, Marin County, California.
    Classification: Endangered Missing





    Vital Statistics
    • Date Of Birth: March 19, 1967
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 6 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4' 6" - 137 cm; 60 lbs - 27 kg
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Brown eyes; black hair.
    • Marks, Scars: Burn scars on lower hip and abdomen
    • Clothing: Blue and black flowered dress.
    • Dentals: Not available
    • DNA: Available



    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Davenport was last seen on April 27, 1973, leaving the motel where she lived to go to school at San Rafael kindergarten. She never attended school that day and failed to return home.
     
  7. kilahchris

    kilahchris New Member

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    are her parents still alive? why did she live in a motel?
     
  8. Canadian4

    Canadian4 Taking it one day at a time

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    Not that it matters after all this time but 4' 6" seems a little tall for a six year old.
     
  9. Tony1902

    Tony1902 Hey na na...lagunas mentales

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  10. Lavender Moon

    Lavender Moon Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps it was the only place they could find or afford. Perhaps they'd been evicted. Low-income people often live in motels.
     
  11. Lavender Moon

    Lavender Moon Well-Known Member

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    I think that's an excellent point. I actually didn't take notice of that. She may have been older than six. Some people give the wrong information about their children's age. Strange as it seems, some people actually don't know the exact age of their own children.
     
  12. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for the little girl who should have been safe and sound at school that day.
    http://www.nampn.org/cases/davenport_tracy.html
    davenport_tracy.jpg
    Tracy Lynn Davenport, 6
    davenport_tracyap45.jpg
    age-progressed to 45 years.
    rbbm.
     
  13. Ale

    Ale Member

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    :bump:

    That's something I immediatly thought of.
    Maybe she was older at the time of her disappearance.
    Well, I'm 19 and I'm 4'11", but I am very petite

    She looks very pretty in her picture... :floating:
     
  14. ATheLibrarian

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    Eh, we don't know how tall her parents are. I'm a shorty, but my husband is 6'1 and our son was 4'1 (just tall enough for the good rides at the state fair!) last summer right before his 5th birthday. I'd say he's 4'4 or 4'5 right now and he won't be 6 for another 3 months. Tall and scrawny like his dad. 4'6 is definitely at the top of the percentiles, but not out of the range of normal.
     
  15. Lavender Moon

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    Bumping...where, are you, Tracy?
     
  16. Lavender Moon

    Lavender Moon Well-Known Member

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    Bumping again for Tracy
     
  17. Moonwalker9

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    Tracy has burn scars on her lower hip and abdomen area

    Where did they come from, an accident or abuse?

    Tracy lived with her grandparents and other relatives at the time of her disappearance; her parents were separated

    She lived with her grandparents at a motel. Her parents were separeted in there is no mention of them anywhere.

    Is it possible she was killed by her grandparents and never even made it outside that day? Or maybe another relative? we don't even know whivh other relatives that lived there. What about her parents? imagine they lost custody for a reason, abuse perhaps and now one of them wanted her back. They could have easily grabbed her. Keep in mind also that she lived at a innercity motel, perhaps not the best place for a kid to grow up I can imagine alot of shady types living there too

    Google Maps

    Here the hotel she lived at, Seems like its the middle of San Francisco, shops, cars, people. Very crowded area.

    A witness reported seeing a dark green or black car following Tracy as she walked on Canal Street, but investigators have never been able to prove she was abducted and they have no suspects or persons of interest in her case

    So there are witnesses that saw her going to school. I wonder if anybody witnessed her presumed abduction. Considering the location there should be plenty of witnesses. This gives me the impression she volentarily got into a car. Either she know the driver or she was lured into it.

    There are many questions here and many scenarios. Many stones to be turned but also tricky cause there are many things that couldve happened. I think she was abducted by somebody she knew. The police should go through this all over again. From family to neighbours to sex offenders in the area. Might be hard based on the location and transient people living there but that's the only chance.
     
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  18. Lavender Moon

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    Bumping for this little lost girl
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Updated, July 19 2018 rbbm
    San Rafael police check rumor in ’73 missing girl case – Marin Independent Journal
    "In 1973, Tracy lived in Room 49 at the old Bermuda Palms motel – now Room 149 of the Motel 6 at 737 E. Francisco Blvd. – with her grandmother and other family members. Her parents were separated.

    On April 27, at 11 a.m., Tracy left home to walk to her class at Bahia Vista School. She never arrived and did not come home that evening, and the next day her family reported her missing."
    "Tracy’s parents offered a $500 reward for information leading to her recovery, and the Independent Journal offered another $1,000, but the offers bore no fruit. Nor did a potential clue – a witness report that a black or dark green car was slowing following the girl on Canal Street the day she vanished."
     
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  20. StarrChance

    StarrChance Well-Known Member

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    Hold on...a 6 year old doesn’t return from school and they don’t report her missing until the next day? Does this make sense to anyone?
    Leaving for school at 11.00 am, is that normal?
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2019
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