Simmoni Jamie Berry
Berry, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 09/12/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/09/1954 (66)
Age at the time of disappearance: 50 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 140 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Berry is transgender; born male with the name Scott Berry, she had Gender : reassignment surgery and lives as a woman.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Berry was last seen in Arcadia, Florida on September 12, 2004, three days after her fiftieth birthday. She resided in the 11700 block of southwest Anne Avenue in Arcadia at the time. She was in the process of moving to Mayo, Florida and had already sold her house, but delayed her move due to storms in the area. She has never been heard from again. Her Pekingese dog disappeared with her.
Berry's white 1994 Chevrolet van with a burgundy stripe was found abandoned on Glenadine Avenue in the Spring Lake subdivision east of Kings Highway, a few streets away from her home, on September 19. The vehicle was in working condition, the doors were locked, the key was in the ignition, and blankets, pillows and other items were in the back.
Berry is considered to be missing under suspicious circumstances; it is uncharacteristic of her to be out of touch with her family. Her case remains unsolved.
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DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The North Port Sun-Herald
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