The Doe Network:
Case File 2070DFNY


Michelle C. Eason
Missing since September 1997 from Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Eason was last seen in Poughkeepsie, New York on September 1997, in the area of Main Street.
Eason was reported missing to authorities on October 9, 1997. Eason was last seen sometime during September 1997 in Poughkeepsie, New York in the area of Main Street.
In September 1998, serial killer Kendall Francois confessed to killing eight women whose bodies were found in his home, hidden in crawl spaces. Eason, disappeared during the same two-year period when Francois was on his killing spree. Eason, like many of Francois' victims, was a known prostitute and drug user who frequented the same Main Street area where Francois picked up many of his victims over a two-year period from 1996 to 1998.
Authorities believe Francois may be responsible for Eason disappearance, but her body was not found with the others. Francois has denied any knowledge of Eason's whereabouts. Because all the other women were white and Eason is black authorities are not sure if she was a victim of Francois.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Poughkeepsie Police Department

NCIC Number: M-078282257
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
New York State Police
Poughkeepsie Journal Com
Poughkeepsie Journal Com

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