Sherri Lee Truesdale
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
- Missing Since: June 13, 1970 from Winston Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina
- Classification: Endangered Missing
- Date Of Birth: May 15, 1956
- Age: 14
- Height: 4'2" (127 cm)
- Weight: 75 lbs (34 kg)
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Brown
- Race: Black
- Gender: Female
- Distinguishing Characteristics: Sherri has a mole above her upper
right lip, a mole in the center of the base of her neck, and pierced ears.
- Case Number: 9729744
Details of Disappearance
On Saturday, June 13, 1970, Sherri left her Pitts Street home about 11:30 a.m. to catch a bus downtown. Described as a quiet, studious girl by her siblings, she had received a scholarship to attend a summer fine-arts program at Mount Tabor High School.
Sherri told her mother she was going to buy some supplies for school, scheduled to start the following Monday. She had also planned to buy some doughnuts for her older sister and to make a payment on her mother's charge account at Raylass Department Store.
The department-store clerk told police that she saw Sherri about 4:30 p.m. She was not seen again. Sherri's parents and friends spent the night searching for her in the neighborhood and nearby Happy Hill Park. Detectives spent six weeks canvassing downtown and searching for Sherri.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Winston-Salem Police Department
Winston-Salem Journal (NC) - Wednesday, January 21, 1998