Marlena Childress
North American Missing Persons Network
Marlena Childress

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Above Images: Right: age-progressed to 29 years.

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 16, 1987 from Union City, Obion County, Tennessee
  • Classification: Non Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: February 17, 1983
  • Age: 4
  • Height: 4'0" (122 cm)
  • Weight: 38 lbs (17 kg)
  • Hair Color: Lt. Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue/hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Marlena had stainless steel caps
    on her top and bottom teeth. Pierced ears.
  • Clothing: Light purple pants, a purple and white top, pink "jelly" shoes.
  • Case Number: 872591

  • Details of Disappearance
    Marlena was last seen in her front yard. Her mother told police she accidentally killed Marlena and put her body in the Obion River - a confession she soon recanted. The girl's mother, Pam Bailey, was later convicted in Graves County, Ky., of stabbing her 12-year-old son after taking him to a rural cemetery. The boy got away and survived the attack.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Union City Police Department

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