Sarah Elizabeth Avon

Sarah Elizabeth Avon

Birth
Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA
Death 21 Jul 1981 (aged 6)
Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: She was kidnapped and has never been found.
Memorial ID 103163386 · View Source
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Avon was last seen with her sister at the end of Richards Street in Joliet, Illinois on July 21, 1981.
The girls met friends at that location and Avon walked away from the group after having an argument with another child.
She was reported missing by her family at approximately 9:00 p.m. that evening, but no trace of her was found.
Avon has never been seen again.
A man told authorities in 1993 that he suspected his mentally-impaired nephew had murdered Avon in 1981.
His nephew would have been a child at that time. The man also stated that he believed his nephew's father, who was deceased by 1993, had buried her body to protect his son.
A vacant lot was excavated later in the year where authorities suspected Avon may be buried, but nothing was located.
Avon's former babysitter had once lived in a residence where the lot was located.
In January 1985, three and a half years after Avon vanished, police thought they saw her picture in the apartment of David R. Collins.
Collins, who has a long criminal record and uses many aliases, was charged with kidnapping one teenager in California and sexually abusing several others in New Orleans, Louisiana.
25 pictures of young girls were found in his apartment; police published them in newspapers in hopes that the public could identify the people in them.
One of the subjects in the pictures was believed to be Avon, but was eventually identified as another person.
Police dug underneath an old garage on Noel Road, south of Joliet, in 2004.
They were hoping to find Avon's remains. They did find some clothing, but they could not find any evidence relating to Avon's case.

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  • Created by: Forgotten Angels
  • Added: 6 Jan 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 103163386
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Elizabeth Avon (6 Jan 1975–21 Jul 1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 103163386, ; Maintained by Forgotten Angels (contributor 47126198) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a She was kidnapped and has never been found..