The Doe Network:
Case File 49DMFL

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Left and Center: Jefferson, circa 1983; Right: Age-progressed image of Jefferson at age 43 (circa 2011)

Maurice Laron Jefferson
Missing since November 30, 1983 from Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: August 8, 1967
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'11; 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black male. Black hair, tipped with red; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: He is very bowlegged, has a mole on his right ear and two warts on his right wrist. His black hair has red tips.
  • Clothing: His usual basketball practice attire, T-shirt, Short pants, long socks and tennis shoes.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Maurice (Red) Jefferson, a former choirboy who planed to become a doctor, was last seen leaving his family's Fort Lauderdale, Florida home to attend basketball practice at Dillard High School on November 30, 1983.
He left his wallet, containing all of his money and identification, lying on a television set in the living room of the family home at NW 30th Terrace.
Two unidentified teenage girls told deputies that they saw two black men in an Oldsmobile approach Jefferson that night while he was shooting basketball in Franklin Park, they saw the men force Jefferson into the car.
The FBI entered the case but dropped out after another youth reported having seen Jefferson a few hours later.
There were never any strong clues or even sightings. The family hired a private investigator and turned up nothing.

If you have any information concerning Jefferson's case, please contact:
Broward County Sheriff's Office
Missing Persons Unit

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number:

NCMEC #: NCMC601778

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

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Miami Herald 1984
Broward County Sheriff's Office
Department of Law Enforcement
Florida Missing Children Information Clearinghouse
Sun Sentinel

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