The Doe Network:
Case File 97DFOH

1 Age-Progression
Left & Center: Papesh, circa 1980; Right: Age-progressed to age 39 (circa 2010)

Tiffany Jennifer Papesh
Missing since June 13, 1980 from Maple Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: July 2, 1971
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 8 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0; 58 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown, straight hair; blue eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Pierced ears. Previously fractured collar bone.
  • Clothing: Red/blue t-shirt, blue shorts and blue tennis shoes.
  • Dentals: Available. Gap between front teeth.
  • DNA: Available.
  • AKA: TJ

Circumstances of Disappearance
Papesh went to a neighborhood store for a quick errand in 1980; she never returned home. Papesh was apparently seen at the store, but disappeared afterward.
Police suspect that foul play was involved in Papesh's case.
Brandon Flagner confessed to killing Tiffany in a 1983 letter to the FBI. He was indicted in June 1985 on two counts of aggravated murder and one count of kidnapping. He was sentenced to life in prison.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Maple Heights Police Department
Sgt. Ehbar

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

NCMEC #: NCMC603389

Case Number: OH-O770100

NCIC Number: M-619343158
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information: The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse

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