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356DFMD - Shannon Lee Potter

Shannon Lee Potter ALT TXT Shannon Lee Potter - Age-progression
Image 2: Age-progressed to age 36 (circa 2007); Image 3: Age-progressed to 43 years.

Name: Shannon Lee Potter
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: March 3, 1984
Location Last Seen: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland

Physical Description

Date of Birth: July 20, 1970
Age: 13 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Shannon has scars on her abdomen and near her left eye, surgical scars on her back and buttocks from surgery concerning a cracked pelvis, and split mandible with surgical scars.


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: She may have been wearing high khaki boots and a white fur coat.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Shannon Lee Potter lived with her mother in Parkville. She left home one night through a bedroom window, leaving a note. Her family thought she had gone to stay with her father or someone else in the family.

Foul play is suspected.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Baltimore County Police Department-Unit's Unsolved Case Squad
Agency Contact Person: Detective Bollinger
Agency Phone Number: 410-887-3943 or 410-887-6152
Agency Email: bcopd(at)
Agency Case Number: 08E114810

NCIC Case Number: M217369344
NamUs Case Number: 1868
NCMEC Case Number: 601868

Information Source(s)

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 2/24/16

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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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