Real Name: Jameika Porch
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Date: August 14, 1994
Details: On August 14, 1994, four year old Jameika Porch was discovered missing by her grandmother, Annie Tatum, when it was discovered, she was not in the bed she shared with her cousin in Chattanooga, Tennessee. However, Annie wasn't concerned because she thought her daughter, Joyce, Jameika's mother, had picked her up. When Annie called her daughter, she discovered that Jameika was not with Joyce and that her granddaughter was missing. They searched throughout the neighborhood, but Jameika could not be located and soon after they called police. The authorities believed that Jameika was abducted, after they found that the window pane from a door in the house had been removed. To this day, Jameika has not been found and police have no suspects in the case. Her family has offered a $6000 reward for information in the case.
Suspects: None known
Extra Notes: The original airdate of the case is unrevealed; there are conflicting reports on whether or not this story was actually on Unsolved Mysteries. The case was profiled on America’s Most Wanted.
Results: Unresolved. In October of 1999, workers for a tree trimming service discovered skeletal remains of a small child at Riverside Industrial Park off of Amnicola Highway. On April 25, 2000, the remains were positively identified as Jameika Porch from DNA testing. It was determined that she had been strangled to death with a ligature shortly after she vanished. Her murder remains unsolved.
- Jameika Porch on the Chattanooga Police Department website
- 17 Years Later, Jameika Porch’s Killer Still At Large
- Taptalk Discussion thread on Jameika Porch
- Jameika Porch at Find a Grave