Shannon Lee Potter

Left and Center: Shannon circa, 1984

Right: Age Progressed to age 48


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: March 3, 1984

Missing From: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: July 20, 1970

Age: 13 years old

Height and Weight: 5’5″ and 140 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White Female, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Shannon has a small scar above her left eye and a scar on her abdomen, she has previously fractured her pelvis and has undergone plastic surgery, her hair was short at the time

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white waist length fur coat and high khaki boots

NCMEC Number: 601868


Details of Disappearance

Shannon Potter was last seen in Baltimore, Maryland on March 3rd 1984. She disappeared after she climbed out her bedroom window in the middle of the night to go and attend a party. She left a note behind but has never been heard from again.

Shannon’s mother and father were separated at the time of her disappearance and was living with her mother in the 2300 block of Foster Avenue at the time. Her father resides in Mississippi and she was excited to go and visit him there during the summer. She was in good spirits at the time of her disappearance.

Authorities initially treated her disappearance as a runaway and thought that Shannon had gone to stay with her father or another relative. Authorities have stated that Shannon is missing under suspicious circumstances. On March 8th, Shannon’s mother received a letter from Shannon and it was postmarked Orlando, Florida. This is the last time anyone has heard from Shannon.

Shannon had made several long distance calls to Florida, Colorado, and Mississippi. It’s unknown if these calls had anything to do with her case. Her disappearance remains unsolved.


Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Baltimore County Police Department 410-887-3943


Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

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