Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.
To be a part of the solution, NewsOne will profile a missing person weekly and provide tips about how to keep your loved ones safe and what to do if someone goes missing, while TV One‘s newest show, “Find Our Missing,” hosted by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson, tells these stories in visual form.
Camara Mary Elaine Prejean
Case Type: Endangered
DOB: Feb 25, 1992
Missing Date: May 26, 2012
Age Now: 20
Missing City: Collegeville
Missing State: Pennsylvania
Case Number: 68-12-04431
Hair Color: Black
Hair Length: Shoulder Length
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: No
Location Last Seen: Unknown
Circumstances of Disappearance: Prejean moved to Pennsylvania with her boyfriend. She has no family in Pennsylvania. Her mom resides in Texas. The last contact Prejean had with her mother was on May 26, 2012, via a chat on Facebook. She’s had no activity on her Facebook account since May 26, 2012. Pejean’s family says it is abnormal for her to not make contact with her mother, family, or friends.
Last Seen Wearing: Unknown
Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Dimples and a number of tattoos, including “Aden Oliver,” “Beauty is skin deep,” stars, and hearts.
- ^Black and Missing Foundation (www.blackandmissinginc.com)
- ^Find Our Missing (tvone.tv)
- ^Tip Line (www.blackandmissinginc.com)
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