Sandra Jean Cunningham
Cunningham, approximately 1977
Date reported missing : 08/11/1977
Missing location (approx) :
New York City, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 30 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'8, 120 - 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white blouse, jeans, cork-soled shoes and a thin gold neck chain.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Cunningham's ears are pierced. She has a very dark complexion.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Cunningham was last seen leaving her apartment in the 2100 block of Fifth Avenue in New York City on August 11, 1977. She had just returned from a modeling assignment in Panama and was going to an Age at the time of disappearance: ncy for another modeling booking. She left all her luggAge at the time of disappearance: behind in her apartment and has never been heard from again.
At the time of her disappearance, Cunningham was a registered nurse at Harlem Hospital and a model for ABC Sports. Her case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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