Heather Danielle Cannon
Heather, approximately 2009; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 26 (approximately 2020); Jerral Whitley, approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 08/27/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 03/28/1994 (27)
Age at the time of disappearance: 15 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 140 - 150 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Sandy brown hair, green eyes. Heather's ears, navel and tongue are pierced. She wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Heather disappeared from Athens, Texas on August 27, 2009. Authorities believe she left of her own accord. She was last seen in the company of her biological father, Jerral Allen Whitley. A photo of him is posted with this case summary.
Whitley refused to take a polygraph test after Heather's disappearance and was later incarcerated in Florida for drug offenses and grand theft. He was imprisoned for 18 months before being released in October 2014.
Heather had previously traveled to Florida and New York. Her whereabouts remain unknown.
Other information and links : ncy
Henderson County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children