Tracy Lynn Davenport

I found this article about the 1973 disappearance of seven-year-old Tracy Davenport. Previously I had zilch on her disappearance except for the curious fact that the California Department of Justice database at first classified her as a runaway. (Now she’s listed as missing under suspicious circumstances.) Now I still don’t have very much info, but a few details are better than no details, and it sounds like the police don’t have much either.

I dream about getting info on a little missing black girl, and a few days later I get info on a missing black girl, but not the same one. Huh.

4 thoughts on “Tracy Lynn Davenport

  1. Cheryl August 12, 2009 / 11:59 am

    6 year old a runaway? I can’t believe they even thought that. Things were different back in the 70’s though. Hell, its still like that in China. I was reading on someone else’ blog about babies and toddlers (mainly male) being snatched and the police doing nothing. They say these kids wandered off on their own. Horrible to think that mentality is still going on in this day and age.

    • Meaghan August 12, 2009 / 12:31 pm

      I think the DOJ “runaway” thing might have been just some kind of clerical error, someone ticking the wrong box or something. At least I hope so. But the police did claim four-year-old Mitchell Deon Owens ran away. They even told his mother (who had other kids and was poor) that look on the bright side, she had one less mouth to feed.

  2. Cheryl August 12, 2009 / 1:46 pm

    The website that had the Chinese story I was refereing to is profiling Tracy Davenport today. You two in cahoots? lol

    • Meaghan August 12, 2009 / 2:57 pm

      No, we probably just have many of the same research methods.

      I’ve read several stories about the human trafficking going on in China. It’s really sad. I know in once case Chinese authorities rescued a few dozen children forced to work at construction sites and were trying to identify them and return them to their parents, but some of the kids didn’t even know who they themselves were.

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