Yasmine Rayon Acree
North American Missing Persons Network
Yasmine Rayon Acree

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Above Images: Acree Right; AP to age 23

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 15, 2008 from Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 25, 1992
  • Age: 15
  • Height: 5'1"
  • Weight: 125 lbs
  • Hair Color: Sandy brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • AKA: Yaya-Mimi
  • Case Number: M08A1869

  • Details of Disappearance
    Yasmine was last seen on the evening of January 15, in her West Side Chicago home in the Austin neighborhood. Her room was in the basement, where she was last seen doing a load of laundry.

    Her sudden absence was out of character. The family believes someone entered the home and abducted Yasmine. The locks were found cut off an outside gate, and the basement door was forced open. Yasmine's room was left undisturbed.

    She was an honor student at the time, and hung out at her neighborhood YMCA. Yasmin and her brother were adopted by their aunt, Rose Mae Starne, when the girl was 8.

    Police have not made any arrests in her disappearance. Starnes and her family filed a formal complaint against the police in Yasmin's case, contesting CPD's claim that she was a runaway. About a year later police admitted they mishandled the initial investigation, but asserted de department had been pursuing the case.

    In 2011, a newspaper investigation revealed that a man who lived in the apartment above Yasmin admitted to knowing what happened to the girl. Jimmie Terrell Smith moved into the same two-flat as Yasmin after serving 10 years in prison for attempted murder. He is now being held in Cook County Jail on charges unrelated to Yasmin's case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Chicago Police Department
    (312) 745-6052
    (312) 746-6399
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

    Source Information
    Austin Weekly News 7/9/08