Yay, NCMEC added an old runaway case!

NamUs has the case of Tebble Anita Garrett, with a reasonable amount of detail — tattoo description, several aliases, was pregnant — but there was (and is, as of this writing) no photo on the casefile. In January I was able to get a photo of her from Newspapers.com and so I added her to Charley, but the photo was a few years out of date — Tebble, it seems, had been a chronic runaway, and the photo I had was from an article about one of her disappearances two or three years prior to 1988.

But yay, the NCMEC has just put up a poster for her! With another photo, presumably more recent!

(And the poster, I note, has a different listed date and place of Tebble’s disappearance than NamUs does. Sometimes NamUs gives the date a person was reported missing as the date of disappearance — they’re hardly the only source that does that either. Given Tebble’s status as a chronic runaway, it’s possible her family didn’t report her missing for six weeks because they expected her to return on her own. Or it’s possible they didn’t report her missing at first, then couldn’t quite remember when she was last seen. Or it’s possible she disappeared from Easley, South Carolina on September 7, then was sighted in Pickens, South Carolina on October 18. The cities are only seven to ten miles apart, after all.)

Anyway. I’m so happy they added her. Tebble’s been missing for almost thirty years now and I really LOVE IT when the NCMEC adds new-old cases. It makes my day, actually. Especially new-old cases I haven’t heard of before. Recently they did Henrietta Geck Cruz Avila, and I was able to get some additional info from the Newspapers.com archive (I LOVE THAT ARCHIVE, thanks for paying for the subscription, you-know-who-you-are) about her case. It reminds me a bit of Beverly Sharpman‘s.

Anyway. Thanks, NCMEC.

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7 thoughts on “Yay, NCMEC added an old runaway case!

  1. Dorothy Hogge August 1, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Beverly Sharpman: someone should search for relatives and do a dna test to post on ancestry.com

    • Meaghan August 1, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      That’s an excellent idea. Why don’t you call the cops and suggest it?

  2. Kat August 2, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    I could swear there is a previous discussion/story on the blog about her name, Tebble. Is that linked here, on the other hand, given my last few weeks, I could be wishful thinking.

  3. Celeste Keenan August 3, 2017 / 1:02 am

    Wow! Trebble went missing on my 12th birthday 09/07/1988.

  4. Cassandra August 3, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Tebble’s case is one of those that just makes me wonder at what kind of circumstances a girl if 17 could have encountered in her short life that would result in her sporting such things as needle marks on both arms, a history of being a chronic runaway, the word ‘easy’ tattooed on her inner lip, and a pregnancy. Not good to assume anything of course, but there sure is a combination of descriptive things that makes me wonder what her life must have been life.

    Glad that she’s been added to NCMEC.

    • Meaghan August 4, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Yeah, it does sound like she had a very hard life. And it makes me wonder if she’s still alive. If she is, maybe she got out of trouble and off drugs and raised her baby to adulthood and is happy somewhere.

  5. Julie August 14, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    There IS a Tebble Garrett… listed from Greenville and living in Traveler’s Rest… on facebook.
    It’s a very tiny profile picture, though. Plus, she hasn’t posted since 2011.
    So….?

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