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Phyllis Rome, 22: Deaf & Mute Woman Vanishes After Visiting Nightclub

Twenty-somethings are known to go to nightclubs for fun, but no one expects for them to disappear.

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Phyllis Rome

Not many know where Clarksdale, Mississippi is, but was the home to Phyllis Rome. On June 19, 1993, the weather was beginning to heat up in the Deep South, making Red’s (also known by the names of Red’s Lounge, Red’s Juke Joint, Red’s Nite Spot, Red’s Nightclub, and Red’s Night Club) a hotspot for those looking to have a good time. The bar would be the last place anyone would see or hear from Phyllis, who was reportedly deaf and mute.

There is little known about Phyllis Rome and her case, but the 22-year-old was reportedly last located at Red’s around 8:00 p.m. Where she could have gone after being at Red’s continues to puzzle investigators. Her missing person case has been cold for 15 years and no new leads have surfaced.

phyllis rome missingAccording to reports, there were rumors floating around Clarksdale that Phyllis had been murdered and her body was disposed of somewhere in the downtown area of the city. Authorities reportedly searched the area and did not find evidence to support the town gossip.

Then, police reportedly made a strange announcement stating that Phyllis was no longer missing, however, she just wasn’t home. They claimed that she was spotted at the Coahoma County Courthouse after officials said they recognized her from her photo in the newspaper. However, police would return not long after with yet another announcement, this time declaring that Phyllis was still a missing person.

At the time of her disappearance, Phyllis was described as having black/dark brown hair and brown eyes. She’s short in stature, standing at 5 feet tall, and weighing approximately 100 pounds. One of her ears had one piercing while the other has three. She also had a nose piercing. Phyllis was last seen wearing a white shirt, light blue shorts with polka dots, and blue socks.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Clarksdale Police Department at 662-621-8157 or their local authorities. The agency case number is 93-80MA-0004.

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1990s

Orleans Parish Jane Doe: Remains Recovered Under A House In 1998

Circumstances surrounding the discovery are difficult to pinpoint.

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Orleans Parish Jane Doe 1998 (1)

This is a strange case that continues to plague Louisiana investigators and it is unfortunate that no one has come forward about this woman in all of these years. On August 24, 1998, the remains of a Black woman, referred to in documents as Orleans Parish Jane Doe, were reportedly found under a house at 2308 A P Tureaud Avenue in New Orleans, Lousiana. (more…)

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