IL IL - Valina Magee, 13, Chicago, 28 June 1989

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  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Valina Magee

    Endangered Missing from Chicago, Illinois since June 28, 1989

    Age: 13 -- Height: 5'3" -- Weight: 120 lbs -- Hair Color: Black -- Eye Color: Brown

    Valina has a scar on her back from scoliosis surgery; a metal rod was implanted in her spine.


    Valina was last seen going to school in Chicago, Illinois at 9:00 am on June 28, 1989. She has never been heard from again.


    NCMEC

    NamUs

    Charley Project
     


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    Couldn't find a thread for here, so here it is. Very little info unfortunately.

    Circumstances
    Date of Last ContactJune 28, 1989
    NamUs Case CreatedJune 22, 2011
    Last Known Location Map
    LocationChicago, Illinois
    CountyCook County
    Circumstances of DisappearanceValina went missing on June 28, 1989 at approximately 9:00 am while on her way to school.
    Physical Description
    Hair ColorBrown
    Head Hair Descriptioncurly hair
    Body Hair Description--
    Facial Hair Description--
    Left Eye ColorBrown
    Right Eye ColorBrown
    Eye Description

    Missing Person Case
    Valina Magee – The Charley Project
     
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    Someone's Child: Valina McGhee - A Child Forgotten

    It seems as Valinas last name has been spelled in different ways.
    Searching the internet (and very little info in this case - so sad) I’ve seen it spelled Mcghee and Mcgee besides Magee.
    Also it seems, acording to the link above, that there’s been some mistakes when she first turned up missing. She never made it to any database for missing persons/children.
     
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    There’s been 11 unidentified person exclusions according til Nam Us.
    There’s so little details and info on this case.
    In the link in post # 4, the blogger mention an article in The Chicago Tribune by a reporter Kim Barker. Unfortunately I cannot enter that website because it’s unavailable to european countries.
    Perhaps someone cold contact The Tribune, the reporter (if by luck she’s still there?) for info? Maybe there’s more in their archives?
     

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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    Valina Magee – The Charley Project
    The Doe Network: Valina Magee - 3088DFIL

    Valina Magee
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    Valina, circa 1989; Age-progression to age 38 (circa 2014)

    • Missing Since06/28/1989
    • Missing FromChicago, Illinois
    • ClassificationEndangered Missing
    • Date of Birth02/02/1976 (43)
    • Age13 years old
    • Height and Weight5'3, 120 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry DescriptionA white turtleneck sweater and black checkered shorts.
    • Distinguishing CharacteristicsAfrican-American female. Black hair, brown eyes.
    Details of Disappearance
    Valina was last seen en route to school in Chicago, Illinois at 9:00 a.m. on June 28, 1989. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.
    Investigating Agency
    • Chicago Police Department 312-745-6052
    Source Information

    Nothing about her, but atleast a few photos, She was just 13.
     
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    Bumping for this lost child. I cannot believe that there’s so little info about Valina.
     
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    The article from the Chicago Tribune by Kim Barker mentioned in post #6:
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2001-07-29-0107290401-story.html

    Her last name is spelled Mcghee in that article. I actually wonder which is the right way to spell the last name.
    Unfortunately it doesn’t provide anymore information. It mention that she lived with her mother in their southside home.
    Can we assume theren’t any other familymembers? I searched web for possible relatives in the Chicago area, using the three kind of spelling of her last name as I’ve seen so far. There are a couple of possibilities.
    I just can’t fathom that noone close is looking for her :(

    Quote from the article.
    ‘And on June 28, 1989, Valina McGhee, 13, never came back to the South Side home she shared with her mother. Her name and a few sketchy details linger in the Chicago Police Department's files. But her disappearance never made it to the news. She never made it into the state database of missing children, never landed in the log of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children--an oversight that police can't explain.’
     
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    By chance I came across this website because it featured another missing child by the last name Magee. The site is owned by Erika Marie

    https://ourblackgirls.com/


    I used the contact form and asked if she would include Valina Magee on her site. She posted a very wellwritten article with pictures an all (sadly so little) information on the case. I’m grateful.

    Please check out the site as it contain many other tragic cases that need awareness as well.
     
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    No new exclusions since last post in 2018 (#6) according to Namus.
     

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