No matter what someone’s background is, they deserve to be protected. When deciding who to cover here on Our Black Girls, I don’t weigh someone’s story or value against another to determine who should be reported on. I’ve had perplexing conversations during this time of protests and revolutionary calls for political and social change about why Black women need to be protected. I’ve had some people tell me that women who put themselves in unsafe situations or act in certain ways somehow make them less deserving of attention. That’s not how I work, nor is it the way I believe the world should operate. While Danielle Mouton lived a lifestyle that’s considered to be “high-risk,” that doesn’t mean that her story shouldn’t be shared.
According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, Danielle Mouton was 24-years-old when she was last seen on August 2, 2010, in Tacoma, Washington. Reports state that it’s unclear who the young mother was with in those last moments that she was seen, but it was known that Danielle was homeless and involved with prostitution and drug abuse. Throughout the years, Danielle’s family has held out hope that she will one day return home.
“It’s likely that some of the people who knew her, and she was pretty well known in the downtown area, likely someone might have their memories intact and might be willing to come forward with information,” Tacoma Police Detective Lindsey Wade said back in 2017. “The fact that she’s been gone for over seven years, we suspect something bad happened to her.”
Investigators believe that Danielle Mouton met with foul play or may have been kidnapped. However, how they came to those conclusions haven’t been shared with the public.
At the time of her disappearance, Danielle Mouton was 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 145 to 150 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair and brown eyes. Both of her ears are pierced. She was reportedly last seen wearing a “black blouse, a rust-colored jacket, green slacks, rust-colored wooden shoes and a Cartier watch with a black band,” according to The Charley Project. Danielle also has tattoos: “Marmar” and “Lady Koko” are two words inked on her upper left arm,
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office at (253) 798-7530 or their local authorities. The Agency Case Number is 101600564.
Please share this story about Danielle Mouton to help reignite the investigation into her case. She is our sister and her life matters.