Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cynthia Day now missing 17 years, National City, Illinois

As I started writing this post, I ran Cynthia's name through a Google News search. There were so many results that I had to add the word "missing", in order to make sure it returned results on the right person. I did not think there had been any news on her in the past year, but it turned out I was wrong.

Her name came up in articles from last September about a DNA database that is being created by the Illinois state police. The database will include DNA from families of missing people and from six unidentified bodies found in the St. Louis, Missouri, area. (National City is close to St. Louis, and Cynthia's place of disappearance is also listed as East St. Louis.) Cynthia's daughters both submitted DNA for the database. (You can read more about it on her thread at

Cynthia is also featured on the May page of this year's Find Missing Printable Calendar (see

Cynthia's story from

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: August 10, 1990
from National City, Illinois
Classification: Missing
Date of Birth:
November 11, 1952
Age: 37 years old
Height and Weights: 5'2, 125 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes.
Day is missing a canine tooth on the left side of her mouth. She has a scar on
her lip and a hysterectomy scar on her abdomen, and her ears are pierced. Her
nickname is Peaches. Day has previously fractured her pelvic bone.

Details of Disappearance
Day was last seen at a Washrack in in the
vicinity of the 100 block of St. Clair Avenue in National City, Illinois on
August 10, 1990. She was getting into a semi truck at the time. She has never
been heard from again. Her family filed a missing persons report with the East
St. Louis, Illinois police department on August 12, but law enforcement did not
begin to actually investigate Day's disappearance until 2004.
Day's family
believes her ex-boyfriend may have been involved in her disappearance, but he
maintains his innocence and has not been charged in her case. He is currently
incarcerated for an unrelated crime. Day may have been involved with
prostitution and/or drugs at the time of her 1990 disappearance. Her case
remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
East St. Louis Police Department
Cleveland Police Department

Cynthia's website:
Guestbook for messages to Cynthia's family:
Cynthia's MySpace:

You can print a poster of Cynthia at

Go to!
Photo and age progression of Cynthia from the Charley Project.

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