North American Missing Persons Network
Teresa Melissa Dean

Above Images: Left and Center: Dean, circa 1999
Right: Age-progressed to 19 (circa 2006)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 15, 1999 from Macon, Georgia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 20, 1987
  • Age: 11
  • Height: 4'10"
  • Weight: 75 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Speech impediment.
  • Medical Conditions: May require medical attention
    for unspecified reasons.
  • Clothing: Blue and white-striped shirt, orange or pink
    knit pants and clear plastic sandals
  • NCIC Number: M-330082502
  • Case Number: NCMC872344

  • Details of Disappearance
    Dean was last seen walking down Lawrence Street near her family's residence in Macon, Georgia at approximately 8:00 PM on August 15, 1999. She has never been seen again. An extensive search of the area produced no clues as to her whereabouts.

    In August 2006, authorities announced that there may be a relation between the disappearances of Teresa Dean, Heaven Lashae Ross, and Shannon Paulk. On August 15, 1999, Teresa Dean disappeared from a trailer park in Twiggs County, Georgia and hasn’t been seen since. Exactly two years and one day later, on August 16, 2001, Shannon Paulk vanished from Candlestick Trailer Park in Prattville. Hunters found her body two months later. Then, on August 19, 2003, two years and three days after Paulk disappeared, Ross disappeared from her Northport trailer park.

    Police hope someone will recognize the sketch of a man witnesses compiled in Paulk’s disappearance. The man is described as a white male, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall, with a stocky build, crooked yellow teeth and a bump on the bridge of his nose as if it had been broken. He also has a mole under his right eye that has two hairs growing out of it.

    Above Image: Sketch of Possible Abductor

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation
    Macon, Georgia Office
    Agent Jalaine Ward
    (912) 745-1271

    Source Information
    National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education of America, Inc.