MP of the week: Tiffany Westford

This week’s featured missing person is Tiffany Susan Westford, a 2-year-old girl who was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Marie Catherine Dominique, from Amityville, New York on November 13, 1993. This is one of the Charley Project’s older family abduction cases.

Tiffany and her mother are both black, and I think they are of Haitian descent, given that Marie speaks Haitian Creole and they could be living in a Haitian-American community if they haven’t left the country altogether. Tiffany has a two- or three-inch scar below her navel and may use one of several alias last names. Marie may also use any of a number of alisas. She’s described as 5’3 – 5’4 and 130 – 140 pounds. She worked as a CNA (certified nursing assistant) though I suppose her license would have expired by now.

Tiffany would now be 30 years old, and her abductor would be 57. There’s a good chance Tiffany has no idea she’s a missing child, and given the passage of time I think it’s unlikely that Marie would face any charges if they were located.

Associated vehicles

So I’ve started making a change to the Charley Project, which would allow you to search by vehicles associated with the case (including not just cars and trucks, but boats, motorcycles etc). I’ve had my designer Preston Winfrey make a “vehicle” field for cases, and now I’m going through them all and filling in that field as appropriate.

I also note when I know the vehicle has been accounted for — that is, it’s not missing, only the person is.

People have been asking for this for awhile but then I got a big kick in the pants from one of the Adventures with Purpose volunteers and suddenly I was like “the heck with it, let’s get this done.” So I’m getting it done.