Administrator/True Crime Author
Donna G. Smith

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Remembering Sherri Lee Truesdale ~ Missing since 1970

Sherri Lee Truesdale went missing June 13, 1970 from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She left her home on Pitt Street in Winston-Salem at 11:30 a.m. and rode the bus to the mall. Truesdale never returned to her family's residence and has not been heard from again.

Sherri was described as a quiet, studious girl. She had won a scholarship to attend a summer fine-arts program at Mount Tabor High School and one of the reasons she went to the mall was to buy school supplies. She also planned to buy donuts for her older sister and make payments on her mother's charge account at Rayless Department Store. She was last seen by a clerk at the department store at 4:30 p.m.

Sherri’s parents reported her missing June 14, the day after she went missing. When she did not come home they spent the night searching for her. After not being able to find her, they thought she might have drowned in one of the creeks at Happy Hill Park. It had rained heavily that night and there was flooding.

No trace of Sherri has ever been found.

Did you know Sherri back in 1970? Did she talk to you about anything that seemed unimportant to you then, but might have some significance now? Is there anyone out there who remembers something?

Vital Statistics
Date of Birth: May 15, 1956
Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'2" and 75 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes.
Marks, Scars: A mole above her upper lip and a mole on the back of the base of her neck. She also has pierced ears.
Clothing: A blue shirt, blue bell-bottom pants, and a girl’s wristwatch with black leather or plastic band. Wearing Pentagon-shaped aqua blue earrings and brown loafers.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Winston-Salem Police Department


  1. Leana Jo Hover7:38 AM

    This story is sad. I think she was abducted and murdered. It's been too long for her to just take off. She seemed like a really nice, sincere girl. Too nice to just take off. I think she was murdered.

    1. I think that's what happened too,...It's been too long and to be only 14 she would've came home by now....Hell it's been 30 years so sad.....

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  3. She may have been abducted and raped and kilt