Real Name: Ke'Shaun Bryant Vanderhorst
Nicknames His first name is alternatively spelled as KeShaun or Ke-Shaun.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: September 26, 1995
Date of Birth: July 17, 1993
Weight: 24 lbs.
Characteristics: African-American male with black hair and brown eyes.
Details: Ke'Shaun was last seen at his home on September 26, 1995. His mother, Tina, claimed that he was removed by Department of Human Services. Relatives were still suspicious and reported him missing in October. When it was revealed that the DHS didn't have any children under his name, Tina then claimed she sold him for $500 to a woman calling herself Virginia Graham. She was later sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for doing so.
Suspects: Tina Vanderhorst. She had a history of drug problems and four of six of her children prior to Ke'Shaun died in their infancy. After his disappearance, the investigation into their deaths was reopened. No files were charged in their deaths, though.
Virginia Graham is described as an African-American woman with black hair and brown eyes. She was around 5'4", 140 lbs., and was approximately 35-40 years old at the time of Ke'Shaun's disappearance.
Extra Notes: This case was first released on October 19, 2020 as a part of the second volume of the Netflix reboot of Unsolved Mysteries. It's featured at the end of "Stolen Kids" as a part of a long term missing children roll call along with Andre Bryant, Cherie Barnes, Amber Crum, Corey Edkin, Desiree Carroll, Aaron Anderson, and Christopher Abeyta.
Results: Unsolved. Tina was later arrested in 2016 for stabbing a man to death and burning his body, but was ultimately acquitted. Ke'Shaun hasn't been located. If he's still alive, he would now be twenty-eight years old.
- Ke'Shaun Vanderhorst on the Charley Project
- Ke'Shaun Vanderhorst on the NCMEC website
- Ke'Shaun Vanderhorst on the Doe Network
- Philadelphia mom charged with selling child - November 3, 1995
- Woman accused of stabbing man 77 times, burning body - October 14, 2016
- 2-year-old Ke'Shaun Vanderhorst missing for 22 years - September 17, 2017
- A Failure in the System: What Happened to Ke'Shaun? - December 2, 2020
- WebSleuths Discussion