North American Missing Persons Network
Timeka Donyale Pridgen

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Above Images: Pridgin, circa 2001; Age progressed to 26

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 12, 2001 from La Grange, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 8, 1984
  • Age: 16
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown/Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde or light brown
    highlights in her hair and braces on her teeth. Double-pierced
  • AKA: Her nickname is "Meka".
  • NCIC Number: M-643066555
  • Case Number: NCMC911721

  • Details of Disappearance
    Pridgin was last seen at 10:15 p.m. in her residence in La Grange, North Carolina on May 12, 2001. She left her shoes and her purse with her money behind.

    Her mother, Cosandra Best, was taking a nap, waiting for her boyfriend, Eric Mercer Moore, the night her daughter disappeared. She says her daughter brought her the phone and said he would be there in five minutes. Cosandra drifted back to sleep and heard a door closing and a car driving off. When Cosandra woke up her daughter was nowhere to be found.

    Cosandra's boyfriend claims he was never there that night. Moore was convicted in 2006 on attempted second degree sexual offense. He's serving twelve years in a North Carolina prison. State records show that years before Timeka went missing he was convicted of a second degree sex offense and kidnapping.

    Cosandra says Timeka had no reason to run away. She describes her as a typical teen who liked drawing and her friends.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    La Grange Police Department
    (252) 527-5117

    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    America's Most Wanted
    CUE Center for Missing Persons