Missing Teresa Melissa Dean located 2020

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Missing Teresa Melissa Dean

Left and Center: Teresa, approximate date 1999;
Right: Age-progression to age 19 (approximate date 2006)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: August 15, 1999 from Macon, Georgia

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: September 20, 1987 Age at disappearance: 11 years old

Height and weight : 4'10, 75 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, blue eyes. Teresa has a speech impediment. Her ears are pierced. Clothing/Jewelry Description: A short-sleeved blue and white striped button-down shirt; orange-, pink- or rust-colored knit pants, clear plastic gel-type sandals, and gold ball earrings.

Medical Conditions: Teresa may require medical attention for unspecified reasons.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case )


Teresa was last seen walking down Lawrence Street near her family's singlewide trailer in Macon, Georgia at approximately 8:00 p.m. on August 15, 1999. She has never been seen again. Teresa said she was going to a friend's house to visit some puppies, but never arrived there. An extensive search of the area produced no clues as to her whereabouts.
Teresa's mother's former boyfriend, Cody Landers, lived with her family in 1999. He was Teresa's mother's fiance at the time, but they have since broken off their engagement. In October 2000, Landers was indicted on seven child molestation charges involving two children. He said that he failed a polygraph test which he took voluntarily shortly after Teresa's disappearance, but claimed that the test was administered improperly. Landers called himself a suspect in Teresa's case, but the police never named him as one. He is now in prison after pleading guilty to the child molestation charges. Landers has never been connected to Teresa's case and no arrests have been made in her disappearance.
Some investigators feel Teresa's case may be connected to the abductions and murders of Heaven Ross from Northport, Alabama in 2003 and Shannon Nicole Paulk from Prattville, Alabama in 2001. The girls were White eleven-year-olds, and they all went missing during the month of August from trailer parks where they lived. There was construction going on near the site of each girl's disappearance and it has been theorized that a construction worker or workers were involved in the cases. Shannon was found deceased seven weeks after she disappeared. Heaven's remains were not recovered until late December 2006, over three years after her disappearance. Both girls' murders remain unsolved and no hard evidence links them to Teresa's case.
Teresa's case opened 2018 by Psychic Brian Ladd. She was a student at Alexander IV School in 1999. She has previously lived in Bibb County, Georgia. Authorities believe foul play may have been involved in her case.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
Macon, Georgia Office
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Twiggs County Sheriff’s Department