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Find Missing Yasmin Rayon Acree!

Find Missing Yasmin Rayon Acree!

Find Missing Yasmin Rayon Acree!

Yasmin Rayon Acree, age-progressed to 23 years old (circa 2015)

Find missing Yasmin Rayon Acree!
She has been missing for ten years
A full decade.
What happened to Yasmin?

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Details

Find missing Yasmin Rayon Acree! Yasmin Rayon Acree has been missing since January 15, 2008. She has been missing from Chicago, Illinois.
Yasmin Rayon Acree is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1992. At the time of her disappearance, Yasmin was 15 years old. Her current age is 25 years old. Yasmin Rayon Acree is an African-American female. She is described as 5’1″ tall and 125 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Her hair is described as sandy brown and her eyes are brown. Yasmin wears eyeglasses and cannot see well without them. But the glasses were left behind. Many accounts spell her name “Yasmine.”

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Circumstances

Yasmin Rayon Acree was last seen at her family’s Chicago, Illinois home. She went missing on January 15, 2008. That day she went to the North Lawndale YMCA. This was where she was involved in sports and other activities. After she came home, she did a load of laundry and went to bed. She was gone by the next morning. There were indications of a break-in at their residence. Two locks on an outside fence and a lock on the basement door had been cut. Yasmin’s bedroom was in the basement. Her room appeared untouched and nothing was taken, not even Yasmin’s eyeglasses. Her family has criticized the police investigation in her case. The family claimed that investigators assumed she was a runaway and failed to look into other possible causes of her disappearance.

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Backstory

Authorities admitted they made serious errors at the onset of the investigation. For example, they did not immediately dusting for fingerprints. And they did not take the broken lock from the basement door. Yasmin was a freshman at Austin Polytech Academy at the time of her disappearance. And she was about to start a new job. She has no history of runaway behavior. However, Yasmin, who was born in Kentucky, had a troubled past. Her mother, who is now deceased, was a drug addict. And Yasmin and her older brother were removed from her home when they were toddlers. Yasmin spent several years in the Kentucky foster care system. This was where she was sexually abused and developed severe emotional and behavioral problems.

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In 2001, Yasmin and her brother went to live with Rose Mae Starnes. She was their aunt by marriage. And she adopted them in 2006. Starnes stated she loved Yasmin but had trouble dealing with her behavior problems. And she occasionally disciplined her by whipping her with a belt or locking her in the basement. In 2007, when Yasmin’s brother was sixteen years old, Starnes asked him to leave her home. Yasmin was the only child living at the residence at the time of her disappearance. She had been an excellent student in middle school. But when she started high school she got poor grades. Jimmie Terrell Smith and his father lived in the second-floor apartment in Yasmin’s building at the time of her disappearance. His father was friends with Starnes.

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A Suspect?

Jimmie Terrell Smith moved into the building in 2005. This was after he was paroled from prison where he had been serving a sentence for attempted murder. Following his release he was arrested six times. And he admits he was always armed and sold drugs near Yasmin’s apartment. He reportedly took an interest in Yasmin. And she mentioned him twice in her diary. Starnes didn’t tell the police that Smith was living in her building until 2009. This was when he was arrested for raping five females, including two 14-year-old girls he allegedly kidnapped. In a press interview from jail, Smith said he knew what happened to Yasmin and he was responsible for four murders he hadn’t been charged with. This information hasn’t been confirmed.

Starnes died of natural causes in 2014, at the age of 57. Yasmin’s case remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.

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Appeal

Yasmin Rayon Acree has been missing for ten years now. These are years that she has missed getting a Driver’s License, going to her high school prom, graduating from high school. Yasmin has been missing marriage and motherhood. Her family, friends, and community have no clues as to where she is or if she is safe. Authorities now admit that her search may have been affected when they assumed that she was a runaway. Teens (and most adults) who are assumed to have disappeared voluntarily, are not treated as priority. And their outcomes may end in tragedy. It has been a decade without answers. Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Yasmin Rayon Acree? Do you have information about anyone who may be responsible for her disappearance? Do you have information about Jimmie Terrell Smith, who claims he knows where Yasmin is but won’t tell.

If you have any information about this place, you can contact the Chicago Police Department at: 312) 746-8365. You can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at: 1-800-843-5678.

The above information and age-progressed image can be found on Yasmin’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International.

The top image is courtesy of LostNMissing, Inc.

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