Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Around 3:30 on the afternoon of November 30, 1983, Maurice Jefferson said goodbye to his grandmother and left his home at 295 Northwest 30 Terrace in Fort Lauderdale. He was headed to basketball practice at Dillard High School, where he was a member of the junior varsity team. The walk to the gym was four or five miles. Before he got to the school, he stopped in Franklin Park, near the school. He wanted to talk to his girlfriend, who lived across from the park. He was talking to two girls in the park, when a car pulled up. A guy called him over to the car. Jefferson walked to the car, then looked back at the girls. According to the girls, he looked scared. He got into the car, which then took off.
Jefferson spent much of his youth shuttling between elementary schools in Huntsville and Florida. In the fall of 1982, he attended Lee High School in Huntsville, where his mother, Bettye Bridges, worked at a Pentecostal church. The next year, he returned to Fort Lauderdale to attend school and live with his grandparents. He sang in the church choir at First Baptist Church Piney Grove. Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Broward County Sheriff's Office
The Huntsville Times