Last year, a documentary filmmaker said she was going to make a film about the 1983 disappearance of sixteen-year-old Maurice Jefferson. Well, I found a website for it. I’m not sure if the documentary is completed or not; it says filming began in April, but I have no idea how long it takes to make movie. None of the website links appear to work, either. Phooey.
If I can obtain a copy of the DVD, this would definitely be worth a watch. And who knows, maybe it will lead to something as far as resolving Maurice’s disappearance. His case is quite unusual. You don’t hear about a lot of sixteen-year-old basketball-playing choirboys getting abducted.
According to this South Florida Sun-Sentinel article, Maurice Jefferson‘s disappearance is being made into a documentary. The sixteen-year-old, red-haired black kid disappeared without a trace, and for no apparent reason, from Fort Lauderdale in 1983.
I’m so glad this case is getting some press. Missing black kids, especially black male teenagers, are very inadequately covered in the media. In fact, I don’t recall a single case of a black teen disappearing and getting more than one or two short articles. And Maurice has been missing for way too long.
Let’s hope this documentary yields fruit, in the form of information from the public about his case. Another article:
West Side Gazette