It’s been 16 years since 31-year-old Stacey Chatman was last seen. The petite St. Louis, Missouri resident stood at 5’5″ and only weighed 95 pounds. At the time of her disappearance in May 2002, Stacey was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and a black coat. She has black hair, brown eyes, and a distinctive mole on her forehead.

Would you believe that if you search for any other information on her, this is all you can find? Nothing about her family. Nothing about her friends. Nothing about the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. She isn’t classified as an endangered missing person so investigators may believe that she has left or wandered off on her own volition.

Still, there are people who care for this woman and have wondered about her whereabouts for over 10 years. It’s my hope that she is still alive somewhere, living her life, possibly unaware that she’s even been classified as a missing person. If she has passed away, a natural death would be preferred. I don’t even want to think of the alternative.


It’s obvious that after all of this time, Stacey’s case has run cold. However, if her face or name looks familiar and you think you have any information about her that may help police, please contact the St. Louis Police Department at 314-444-5350.

Please share this article to continue the discussion about what happened to Stacey Chatman. Her life should not be forgotten.

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