Sylvia Renee McElroy
McElroy, approximately 1987
Date reported missing : 11/10/1987
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'8, 125 - 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A long beige trench coat, a blue and white shirt and navy blue pants. Carrying a black purse.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. McElroy's hair was tinted burgundy at the time of her disappearance. She has a scar on her upper right shoulder.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : McElroy was last seen in the area of 63rd and King Drive with a friend and an unidentified male, getting into a brown four-door late 1970s model Buick in Chicago, Illinois on November 10, 1987. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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