Laird, approximately 2010
Date reported missing : 09/25/2010
Missing location (approx) :
Paterson, New Jersey
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/01/1959 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 50 years old
Height / Weight : 4'10 - 5'1, 90 - 100 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A pink shirt, blue jeans, pink sneakers and a headband.
Medical conditions : Laird suffers from diabetes and may be in need of medical attention.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Laird's hair is naturally black, but she had it dyed blonde at the time of her disappearance. She wears eyeglasses with bifocal lenses, and she has moles on her face. Her nickname is Dee Dee.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Laird was last seen on September 25, 2010, when she was dropped off at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey. She had planned to seek medical treatment there, but never registered as a patient and has never been heard from again.
Laird does not have a history of leaving without warning. She would occasionally take bus rides to Atlantic City, New Jersey, however. Few details are available in her case.
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Paterson Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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