Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Nachida Chandara

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I am profiling one Asian or Pacific Islander MP for every day of the month of May. Today’s case is Nachida Keota Chandara, a fifteen-year-old girl of Laotian descent who disappeared from Phoenix, Arizona on March 14, 2007.

Nachida is classified as a runaway and is known to have been in Detroit, a full two thousand miles away, two months after she disappeared. She has been known to use several alias names, and some of the photos I’ve got for her look like mugshots. It sounds like she is or was being trafficked.

Some of the internet sleuths thought Nachida might be Fond du Lac Jane Doe, a young woman who was found dead in Wisconsin in November 2008. They were mistaken, but the speculation did cause one person to blog about her case.

3 thoughts on “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Nachida Chandara

  1. Patrick Kerrigan May 7, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    On one website there is a reference to a Nachida Chandara unknown age living at 4055 Winona Ave, Apartment 1, San Diego, California 92105. There was no other inforation listed. No age, or phone number listed.

    Another site also shows San Diego, but nothing else. But there were links to the Maricopa County Recorder, from two judgements involving a Nachida Chandara and Thammasoth Charoupone. One from August 28, 2006 and the second dated November 3, 2006.

    I could not find anything on the other person. It may be an reason for her to flee from that neck of the woods. Just a thought

    • Meaghan May 7, 2018 / 6:58 pm

      I don’t think you can make a civil judgement against a minor.

  2. Patrick Kerrigan May 10, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    It appears in one of the cases that the judgement was against the other person. However, it does not identify why the other person a woman, had to pay the judgment. She is not someone identified as being in the victim’s immediate family.

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