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Find Missing Cherie Nicole Barnes!

Find Missing Cherie Nicole Barnes!

Find missing Cherie Nicole Barnes!
She has been missing for over 31 years.
This is 15 times longer that she was last seen alive.
Where is Cherie now?
Is she being raised under another name?
Is Cherie growing up believing that she is someone else?
Where is she?

Find Missing Cherie Nicole Barnes!

Find missing Cherie Nicole Barnes! Cherie Nicole Barnes has been missing since December 1, 1986. She is missing from St. Louis, Missouri.
Cherie is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1984. At the time of her disappearance, Cherie was 2 years old. Her current age is 33 or 34 years old. Cherie is described as 4’0″ tall and 80 pounds at the time of her disappearance. She is described as Biracial, as a combined African_american/Caucasian female. Her hair is brown and her eyes are brown. There is no description of any scars, tattoos, or any other distinguishing body marks. It is unknown what Cherie was wearing when she was last seen.

Find Missing Cherie Nicole Barnes!

Elizabeth Ann Turek Vasser was Cherie Nicole Barnes’ mother. And Larry Vasser is her stepfather. Both Elizabeth and Larry had custody of her in 1986. They moved from Nashville, Tennessee to St. Louis, Missouri that year. Elizabeth, who was also known as Sissy, disappeared from their home in St. Louis on December 1, 1986. Cherie also went missing on this date. Her mother, Elizabeth, was discovered in the Mississippi River over two months later in February 1987 as the victim of homicide. There was no trace of Cherie at the scene. Authorities know that Elizabeth worked as a prostitute for her husband on Independence Avenue in St. Louis. She remained unidentified for seven years.

Find Missing Cherie Nicole Barnes!
Investigation Begins Years Later

It was only after seven years passed until her family members contacted authorities. And they reported Elizabeth and Cherie as missing persons. The investigation into Cherie’s case began at that time. Cherie was apparently last seen in Kansas City, Missouri with Larry on January 7, 1987. She disappeared from that location and has never been heard from again. Investigators located Larry in prison for armed robbery in the mid-1990’s. He will be incarcerated until at least 2028. Larry told authorities that he knew where his stepdaughter was located. He has stated Cherie is “being looked after” by his family members and living under another name in the Kansas City area.

Cherie Nicole Barnes may not even know she is a missing child. At one point, Larry offered to give Elizabeth’s mother (Cherie’s grandmother) photographs of Cherie and a recording of her voice, if she paid him $500. It is unclear if this grandmother is still alive. Cherie was supposed to remain in the custody of other relatives after her mother’s death. Due to the complexities in this case, Cherie’s disappearance is classified as a non-family abduction. This classification is being made although her stepfather claims to know her whereabouts. Her case remains unsolved.

Find Missing Cherie Nicole Barnes?

Cherie Nicole Barnes has been missing for over 31 years. Does she even have a “home” to be brought back to? Her mother is dead. Her father is in prison for another ten years as of this writing. Surely there are extended family members who have missed Cherie Nicole Barnes for over three decades. They deserve to know what happened to her. If there are grandparents still around, they deserve to know what happened to their granddaughter. And why is Cherie’s stepfather claiming to “know her whereabouts” and refuses to talk? This is beyond bizarre. Is Cherie alive and living under a different identity? was she raised by another family? Was she handed over to another party? Or worse? Information is needed desperately!

Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Cherie Nicole Barnes? Do you have any information concerning Cherie’s stepfather, Larry Vassar? St. Louis Police Department 314-444-5371. Or you can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at: 1-800-843-5678.

Cherie Nicole Barnes’ information is on her Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International.

The above image is courtesy of Our Missing Hearts, Inc.


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