Left and Center: Harris, circa 1984; Right: Age-progressed image of Harris at age 34 (circa 2005)
Kelly Jean Harris
Missing since August 10, 1984 from Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Circumstances of Disappearance
Harris was last seen at her family's Jackson, Michigan home on August 10, 1984. Her mother returned home from work to discover Harris was missing. Kelly was last seen riding a red 3-speed bicycle. Her bike was located the same day in a park quite a few miles from her home.
Kelly was living with her father in Pasadena, Md., that year but traveled to Jackson to spend the summer with her mother. It was to be the last stop before Kelly moved to California to live with her great-aunt. Her mother last saw Kelly, who was upset about not going to the county fair, riding her bike in front of the house August 11. Her bicycle was last seen sitting at the entrance to Ella Sharp Park. Family and friends searched in vain for her.
In 2006, the original suspect confessed to raping and murdering the girl and burying her body . He was the girl's stepfather. He is currently in prison and won't be tried in Michigan unless he lives until 2036, his scheduled release date. The girl's body has not been found.
It should be noted that Kelly is listed on NCIC as a black female, however, biracial is not an option in NCIC so race is based on the predominant feature.
Investigators Agency Case Number: 77-9684 NCMEC #: NCMC603337 NCIC Number: M-991955030 Source Information:
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Jackson County Sheriff's Office
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The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
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Agency Case Number: 77-9684
NCMEC #: NCMC603337
NCIC Number: M-991955030 Source Information: