Tranisa Javonne Gauff
Gauff, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 05/15/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Los Angeles, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/05/1988 (33)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a yellow metal ring on her left hand.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Gauff has the word "Papa" tattooed on her right arm and the word "Granny" or "Grammy" tattooed on her left arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gauff was last seen at her residence on Clovis Street in Los Angeles, California on May 15, 2011. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.
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Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers
California Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. January 2, 2013; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Description, clothing, jewerly and more : updated.
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