Tisa Dianna Gantt
Gantt, approximately 2007
Date reported missing : 01/02/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 07/06/1970 (51)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'8, 140 - 155 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Gantt has a gap between her front teeth. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gantt was last seen in Titusville, Florida on January 2, 2007. She has never been heard from again. She had been allegedly raped near south Deleon Avenue and filed a Gender : ual assault charge against Edwin Deon Morris just prior to her disappearance. She was afraid Morris would retaliate against her for telling the police about the attack.
A year after she went missing, police searched Morris's property for Gantt's remains. The search yielded no evidence. Morris is currently in prison on unrelated charges, and he remains a person of interest in Gantt's disappearance.
Investigators initially believed Gantt had left of her own accord, but now they think she may have been taken against her will. Her purse was found in a ditch near W.C. Stafford Street in January 2010, over three years after her disappearance. The purse, which contained her belongings, had been there so long that weeds had grown through it. A search of the area turned up no other evidence.
Gantt left behind twelve siblings. She graduated from Titusville High School and Brevard Community College, where she won a Campus Activities Award. Her case remains unsolved.
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Titusville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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