Keyonna Denaye Cole
Cole, approximate photo date 2019 Tattoo on Cole's breast Dwayne Williams
Missing since: 02/08/2019
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 03/31/1991 (29)
Age at time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight: 5'6 - 5'7, 145 - 167 pounds
Other characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Cole has a tattoo of a heart with the word "live" on her right arm, a tattoo of a heart on her breast, and a ring tattooed around one of her right toes. Her tongue is pierced. A photo of one of her tattoos is posted with this case summary.
Details at time of disappearance: Cole was dropped off on Shady Oak Villa Circle in Brooksville, Florida on February 8, 2019, so she could visit a friend. She left her friend's residence at 11:00 p.m. and has never been heard from again. She was last seen walking along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard towards Broad Street.
In October 2018, three months before her disappearance, Cole the victim of a domestic assault a person tried to strangle her. She was five months pregnant at the time and lost the baby as a result of the attack. Her ex-boyfriend, Dwayne Williams, was charged with aggravated battery in connection with the incident, and the charge was later upgraded to an attempted homicide.
A photo of Williams is posted with this case summary. He was free on bond at the time of Cole's disappearance.
Cole was supposed to give a deposition about the incident on February 11, but missed her appointment. According to her cousin, she had been getting threats and she was frightened about having to testify in the case. Her cousin believes the previous attack was related to her later disappearance.
She left a three-year-old son behind he is now in the care of relatives. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Hernando County Sheriff's Office
Other information: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Hernando County Sheriff's Office
ABC Action News
Keyonna Cole's Facebook Page
The AWARE Foundation
The Hernando Sun
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated February 18, 2020 distinguishing characteristics updated.