Dayton police seek public’s help in ‘very suspicious’ missing person investigation
Dayton police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing woman who was last seen in late December.
Cierra J. Chapman, 30, was last seen when she met her ex-boyfriend at an apartment on Autumn Woods Drive in Trotwood, said Dayton police Maj. Brian Johns. Her SUV, a silver 2014 Cadillac SRX, was seen on video leaving the area around 4:30 a.m. Dec. 27.
Chapman stands 5 feet, 5 inches and weighs approximately 115 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.
Chapman’s sister reported her missing on Dec. 29 and her SUV was found on Jan. 6 in Middletown. Her purse and other personal items were in the SUV, according to police.
“We’re just trying to find her and bring her home. Her family’s very worried about her, as are we,” said Johns. “This is very strange behavior for her. We’re worried that something bad has happened to her.”
Chapman’s ex-boyfriend gave a statement to police over the phone, Johns said.
“They recently broke up,” the major said. “They were going to do an exchange of items.”
Chapman did not have ties to the Middletown area and it’s not clear why her vehicle was there.
“She is not from Middletown and really had no reason to be in Middletown,” Johns said. “We have absolutely no reason why she’d be in Middletown.”
Investigators have processed the SUV, but Johns could not release any additional information about evidence. Since Chapman was last seen she has not been in contact with loved ones. Police also don’t have any financial records, Johns said.
“It is a very suspicious missing persons case and we’re asking for the public’s help,” he said. “If you’ve seen her, if you know anything about this case or where she may be please give us a call here at the Dayton Police Department. We are in fear for her safety, as is her family.”
Investigators have been working almost around the clock to find Chapman, Johns added.
“We’re to a point now where we need the public’s help,” he said. “We know somebody in the community knows what happened to Cierra or where she is at and we need your help.”
Anyone with information should call Dayton police at 937-333-COPS (2677) or Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867). People also can submit information online at www.miamivalleycrimestoppers.com.
Police investigating ‘suspicious disappearance’ of woman last seen in Trotwood; Can you help?
The Dayton Police Department is investigating what they consider the “suspicious disappearance” of a woman missing since the end of December.
According to Dayton police, Cierra Chapman was last seen in the early morning hours on Tuesday, Dec. 27 leaving her ex-boyfriend’s apartment in Trotwood.
Chapman was driving her silver Cadillac, SRX 2014, Ohio plate JVQ8612, when she left the apartment.
by: Riley Phillips
Posted: Jan 12, 2023 / 05:55 PM EST
Updated: Jan 12, 2023 / 05:55 PM EST
Tayanna Manuel was reported missing on Christmas Eve.
DENVER — The family of a 16-year-old girl found dead on Monday morning believes she was killed days earlier in a shooting that sent her boyfriend to the hospital.
Tayanna Manuel’s body was discovered Monday morning outside an apartment complex in the 4900 block of North Salida Street in Denver. That is near 60th Avenue and Pena Boulevard.
DENVER (TCD) -- A 16-year-old girl was found dead the day after Christmas in what police are now investigating as a homicide.
On the morning of Dec. 26, Denver Police tweeted they were conducting an outdoor death investigation near the 4900 block of N. Salida Street. Police said the victim, Tayanna Manuel, was a juvenile female and that her death was determined to be a homicide.
They did not reveal her cause of death.
DENVER (KDVR) — A local family is searching for answers after their 16-year-old loved one was found dead by a dumpster in Green Valley Ranch.
The mother and two sisters of Tayanna Manuel spoke about who she was and the frustration surrounding the initial stages of the investigation. They believe the investigation is connected to a shooting from Friday night involving someone Manuel knew.
Dock Ellis Foundation Inc. helps locate missing kids of color across the US, recently worked Denver case
By: Veronica Acosta
DENVER — When a child goes missing, depending on the situation, an Amber Alert is issued. However, it doesn't apply to all families and all cases.
An Amber Alert was not issued for a teen girl who was reported missing over the weekend in Denver. That was why the Dock Ellis Foundation Inc. jumped in.
By WHIO Staff
DAYTON — Its been over 48 hours since a 5-month-old boy was taken away from his parents.
Kason Thomas and his suspected kidnapper Nalah Jackson, have yet to be located.