Teresa Lee Tindale
Tindale, approximately 2002
Date reported missing : 10/01/2002
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/11/1980 (40)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 145 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Tindale has a scar on her head. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Tindale was last seen in Tampa, Florida on October 1, 2002. She left her father's home with her boyfriend and her baby. Her boyfriend returned with the baby the next day, but Tindale did not and she has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.
At the time of her disappearance, Tindale was on probation for a 1999 marijuana conviction; her probation period was supposed to end in 2004. She is classified as an absconder in addition to being a missing person.
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Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Florida Department of Corrections
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