Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Cherie was last known to be with her mother, Elizabeth Ann Turek Vasser, who was eventually found deceased. She was found by a fisherman in the Mississippi River on February 4, 1987. She'd drowned and was buried June 11, 1987, without being identified. Through the efforts of the St. Louis Police, and inquiries by relatives in Nashville, Tennesse, she was identified seven years later.
The child's stepfather, Larry Vasser, is serving time on an armed-robbery conviction. He'd served previous prison terms for the same offense and had forced Elizabeth "Sissy" Turek into prostitution. Vasser has intimated that Cherie is with members of his family and is safe.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Saint Louis Police Department
St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)