We are taking this week off to spend time with our loved ones and the reminder that we are blessed with so much. However, we never take a week off in our minds, and the families with a missing loved one are always in our hearts and thoughts. We decided to re-share an episode from a few years ago about a missing child who disappeared many decades ago, Vinyette Teague. If you have not heard her story, please give it a listen. If you have heard her story, we encourage you to listen to it again as her mother, Kathy, remains a steadfast reminder that the loss of a child is a wound that never heals. As we enjoy the special celebrations and memories that come with the holidays, we want to honor the family members of the missing and recognize that your missing loved one is not forgotten. Please keep all families with a missing loved one in your hearts this holiday season.
On June 25, 1983, 18-month-old Vinyette Teague was in the company of her grandmother, extended family, and neighbors while her parents took the evening off to watch a movie. It was a warm summer night in Chicago, Illinois, and Vinyette’s grandmother and a neighbor took turns holding the toddler while getting some fresh air in the open air hallways near their apartments. When the phone rang, her grandmother went in to take the call, and the neighbor set Vinyette down on the ground near a table where neighbors gathered to play games. When her grandmother returned, Vinyette was gone. Vinyette has never been seen again.
If you have any information about the disappearance of Vinyette Teague, please call the Chicago Police Department at 312-747-5789. You may also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or 1-800-843-5678.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
Hey prime numbers, you can listen to the vanished ad free on amazon, music, download the app today
taking this week off to spend time with our loved ones and the reminder that were blessed with so much. However, we now
we'll take a week off in our minds and the families who have the missing loved one are always in our hearts and thoughts. So we just
I did to reassuring episode that we covered a few years ago about a missing child who disappeared many decades ago. Vignette
teak. If you have not yet
heard her story. Please give it a lesson, and if you have her,
her story. We encourage you to listen to it again. As her
The kathy remains a steadfast reminder of the fact that the loss of a child is a wound that never heals as we enjoy all of the special celebrations and memories that come with the holidays. We wanted to honor our family members and recognize that your missing loved one is not forgotten,
They may not have physical reminders of her baby daughter, because the police took them and subsequently lost them or refuse to give them back to her. However, the daily-
constant reminder that she never got to see her only daughter, grow up remains a fur
shhh wound that you can hear in her words, please keep
of the families with a missing loved one in your hearts. This holiday season, mediately I'd, start looking for story tat. We had darted in peace
years ago and unfortunately, I couldn't find any. We never covered this woman's story. That's the sad part in all of that we went through archive and archive, and two managers media managers- that's what they call they're called. I had them trying to help me. We couldn't find anything on this little girl went missing,
some thirty, six years ago there so many people who have a loved one missing. You know and and.
They just want some help. They want you to put their picture out. There would be no help me find something
On the evening of june twenty fifth nineteen, eighty three
eighteen month, old, vignette teague was in the company of her grandmother, cousins and many neighbors and friends
her parents treated themselves to the rare occasion of a night out to see a movie together,
A neighbour and vignettes grandmother took turns holding her until
grandmother, went to take a phone call inside and the neighbour set vignette down near a busy hallway family,
and friends milled about ass, she sat near a table. Were her uncle was playing cards
what time passed and the family realise that vignette was no longer sitting near the apartment door or in the hallway
she was nowhere to be found in the third
six years that have passed since that day, vignette tee,
he has never been seen again.
I'm a and from wondering this is episode. Two hundred and six of the vanished vignette, teague
I know I've told you about circle before spelled see, I r k you well
The water bottle with over fifty flavour cartridges that makes drinking water, easy, fine and, most importantly, delicious a diet.
every cartridge controls the amount of flavour. You can change your flavour to the intensity. You want with every sip, my favorite flee
Where is cocoanut pineapple? I
dial setting to that's out of ten. It's the perfect amount for me right now. Circle is giving our listeners up to thirty five percent off their first order, plus free shipping on all orders of fifteen dollars or more plus and added
ass their throwing in my favorite flavour, cocoanut pineapple for free visit, drink
circle, dot, com, sash, vanished, that's drink, see. I r k you, l, dot com, slash vanished to get this limit
time offer today drink, see. I r k you, l, dot, com, slash, vanished,.
in nineteen eighty three eighteen months,
vignette teague. Her
brothers, parents and much of our extended family
Didn't now demolished robert taylor homes on the south side of chicago the
for taylor homes consisted of a two mile stretch of apartment buildings that
the cargo housing authority had envisioned would solve the city of chicago's housing problems, often overcrowding
under maintained and overrun with violence. The house,
projects were not at all with the city had hoped to accomplish,
Still, these community served a purpose
came home to many local families. Looking for an affordable environment in which to raise their children, it was
this development that the teak family was raising their three young boys and baby vignette, while work
towards a better future growing up.
And yet smother Cathy had always wished for a daughter envy.
It was the child. She had hoped and prayed for. We spoke with care
the four this story- and we asked her to tell us what she remembers about her baby girl
What will we love you baby? She likes me,
or she didn't afraid everybody
You know she loved her poplar illusion,
with tat. She loved him.
But you know, but only
eighteen months is not much. You really can get from a toddler you now
but you see below that they have. This was sweet baby
then she loved your guide. Mama about god bless you were there.
Baby, and she, like pink, take, was pretty to her
She loved boy would disappear.
What may sound like unfavourable living conditions to some cathy has
We positive memories of her first years in the housing development where she had moved in the late nineteen seventies when her oldest child was born, it was wonderful
because I m afraid tat. I grew up with. We are with back she required
they say about baby
and we lay at their one another. You know my phrase that I grew up with you. Now
We have very close family, we steer stay in touch but more
them they stayed in my building within your came up missing their day. At now,.
The evening of june twenty fifth nineteen. Eighty three was a warm one and vignettes parents.
Cathy and albert, had decided to take a break for the night
For a reprieve, from the busy shuffle of working as well
parenting for young children, as
evening settled in. They got ready to leave for a movie. When we spoke to him,
The she described what she remembers from that night thirty six years ago,.
Ok, one out loud spending.
Want, go out a lot more
they go out. I'm gonna get four key. Ich
You know, I need a break. You knowledge culture,
the eu or lack of it? We? What we might. We took our charity,
They gave him all that level. With my mother or love,
it didn't make them the man. He said.
Ok, let's get a guy,
my at work, daughters, whisper
come down and get our later, and he said. Ok,
and so my mother was the air.
I of my problem occurs. It and Ella was stiff
neighbours on the galleries. Rabbit shaded plantation, is this large ports, a step of course
called it a gallery
was hard out in every society without playing cards and atypical
I want to show you
level about. Eighty, eight. Thirty there, my mom was sheridan outside the apartment.
labour. Edna may flower was how lit up she live.
Right next door,
was wholly in kenya. Shamardal that love
They say my mother got a phone call, but nobody can give
locked share. The aim of when the power
me and my mother won an apartment, and air should deals Marshall.
allowed charging me and my arm
my mother, why? I don't love but gave one
but my mobile showed I left. My problem occurs in vienna
If the neighbours
the base law that was still how in vignette- and they say she decided to get up.
I wish I hadn t heard dishes scattered
completely edge of my mother. She killed
at the hall. When I left,
just be now: shut down bad away and water
apparently delegation have been seeking their problem,
Player to carve a lot like more global,
just seven there watching them on that for sure,
I don't know how well she had been missing the one they discovered they ve been yet was not there
everybody went looking for that labour, a guy who is now a case,
I gotta didn t look bad, then he felt that they didn't have on the floor.
When they realise that the toddler was missing. Vignettes family for
thought that she may have been picked up by another relative.
everyone said they hadn't seen her services
should the building was set in motion
family members, neighbours and other residents had already started going door to door.
Packing the nearby buildings and looking everywhere they could think for little vignette, but there was no trace of the toddler one of
at lingering frustrations over all these years has been
She doesn't know all the details of what transpired that evening,
or why the neighbour would have set vignette down in the busy hallway to go into her apartment and wash dishes when we spoke,
her she explained. What she believes happened with the neighbour in the sky.
The lay out of the apartment, they say she.
By the hallway and well in favour
not bad at all. Why sharing
Down below will feel trying to figure out the policy issue
Why would she said are better how why did she just take her to my mother? Their question have never been asked
you ever make couldn't even after the question do
lemme our whole directly. I've heard now
If the big man, the same thing could have happened to me. So I can't whole letter here at been made, but I will
dont know why she'd never took a chair. My mother know why she was
one day in hot permanently. To what did we see your fan
a strange, but it may is dear to know so I
make sure did she held there. I didn't hold their her. There are in touch with her. He settled down by the healthy on key
then was bad, a hall why it was a door. There was the whole weight, but our problem was right. There
Why do I guess it always state because people were-
I'm not going anywhere went out of the hall door. When you walk out that door level, this just
the stair landing in them, the stair you just walked out
enable the stairs right there to your. Why didn't just started walking down boy? He saw walking up
I only know what I'm want to
nope on one aberdeen, I love until we get back after a few.
Hours away from home, cathy and
albert returned it
the early morning hours of sunday june. Twenty sixth-
building was still alive. With the sounds of residents bustling through the hallways butts
thing? Wasn't right, as
he soon realised this,
just the weekend buzz of neighbours and there was a woman yelling, her name,
king if she had her baby confused
Cathy and her husband went up to their apartment, hoping that this
all. Just simply a misunderstanding
just lady scream in my name. I love it.
Who me this time or more
Do you have your baby
right now my baby and be asleep. I should like to know your babyish mission, I want to say-
maybe one you know
I got a light. It was like a trance.
and you know what I've got a job
look at my mother say said my mother roused face
he did. It was sure slot went back
the door once
the not for door to door knock. My baby, a nation,
they love nightmare for match with dervish kathy
doesn't remember if the police had already arrived on scene when she and her husband got home worth
came later. According to the
Port we received from the chicago police department police arrived at the building where vignettes family resided at ten thirty p m and can
did a search of the apartments and other areas in their search for the missing baby. There is
anything further in the report that gives us any information about what police found or how they continued their investigation.
when we were researching this story, we look for news
articles from back when vignette disappeared, hoping to fall
and more information, but we
They found one
according to a small article, published thirteen pages back from the headlines of the chicago tribune. Five days
If the vignette had vanished police
on tuesday continued an intensive search for one and a half year old, vignette t teague who disappeared over the weekend. It continues on quoting the chicago police sergeant as saying that, while he would not speculate that there may have
in foul play
child should have turned up by now,
have been no ransom demands and no one has contacted the mother. We know
Kathy isn't entirely sure who called the police when no one could find vignette and doesn't remember if they were already there when she and her husband arrived home.
What she does vividly recall are the police interviews that began soon after she and her family were taken to the local police station. After that,
arrived back home, I loaded to mohammed myself
camp. Was there too we are referring morning said molly,
we'll have to come in and get me admiral.
when they take off about my awkwardly like what they were.
And about my her than in my family, the saying that blue, yet flung back into the union,
and he didn't like the waiter was tree hoagie
there's something I would never do
the family. They know it all. I ever wanted in life was a little girl at fifty
land urban area. Three boy could be a god bless me and with care and eu funds
restored, my life a year and a half later by take it my daughter, you now for somebody
excuse. You can come back if
among you, notation
all we know- and so
on his way
from each other levels evident that he had a gambling problem. It somebody you know
look out the old and sound
did you write about light character, sat down, but I understood this was taken
the need to make sure that we didn't have anything
do what I do want to miss.
Nothing out beauty, I believe, and my baby
paris, it anywhere in the world,
Now, when you leave your baby, which you load, Escobar's pouch,
when, in the face of long hours of questioning and what felt like unrelenting accusations cat,
did her best to remember that the police were only there to do their jobs. However,
there's one encounter from the police interviews that Cathy remembers as being particularly cold hearted.
Material, gave me an unwelcome lady. Poems are perfect, but I guess she paused to dinner
alpha or whatever cause she legit. I came
her name, I feel alone, had never once said. I
the clean up of torture. There may be a gear,
I'll call she liked the way she was
me and my hope, and against each other, each other. Not every book fear that we be come back and stay alive, daughter or she
So for Joe I mean that's what you think of this type and happened. Blackie MA am
the color of key, if it doesn't matter either europe into a black jack of man, Mr Adam city and funding
right now, when you sit near
and they would flop back and looked after awhile
so they had. It came up in your conversation,
One insensitive police officer didn't get to Cathy, though she was
well to recount us the many positive experiences and memories she has of the chicago police, as well as the fbi who she too
almost immediately began working on vignettes case, then the affair.
And when they came in twenty four hours later are listed.
Wonderful. I was alone.
ladys came in, and you know they just help. Tomorrow
in my mother and my mom
my crew in india, and I don't know where they want to ask the dead birthday.
They treated me with love and respect approaching, like there was better than what the police war but happening.
Out of a police and they found out that you know my
Right now was really gone and we back to come back to kill bed. Yet it was easy far better will just those powers hours. So pro
may I say: let me come and home and family now dead.
You know I've nightmare head the gate. He wasn't black police officer there.
a fire to her case. It was me
before he made sure that he would have been the case. Whatever me.
kay me, and he was there. You know,
the term media freedom
can we already and we go in investigating
You know whatever lolita area
was really allow suddenly became death death before you, Charles taylor,
if he were alive, they give case manager from the national sailor
to me- you you don't want it.
About them. They tears to my eyes because they really took care of me
and made sure that my baby, what's out there, they left no stone.
turn to make me loaded? They care there. Was they go that far
talked about, and they may should. I checked on me for her birthday I and of those who today just a few yards
you allow even the fb the ag, you know we called and we were child want gear. May I thank god
What name dawn came with his name, but they are
The charge is there because it's been so long.
even when it makes
five years has been the case, a glance how they see or make sure that that been yet was being put out there. Well, I feel in my case at that time there was new to everybody.
and they didn't know how to deal with David know how to handle it
It was what he wants.
Maybe they try to get a birthday do well. Qualified out of shot
de at newgate genes. Good data James, could even know. Maybe you nobody,
he had come the chicago from the national centre. For me finish,
wanted children and he sure he came near yale, my high and any made video
his baby for five years. Indeed, when he could
take it no longer, he gave it to another.
Wonderful may a charge treated as you.
investigation continued then. Yet the picture was put on posters, grocery bags, t shirts and just about anything kathy and her sister Dorothy could think of to ensure her photo was posted around the chicago area. When we spoke
happy sister Dorothy. She told us about some of their efforts to make sure that they spread the word about the missing toddler as well as,
all the different ways. They tried to find information.
I mean we look.
Baby. You love me
you see, I mean able
crazy, but we want to see cited. We want to see
hi reader. You
would you fear about trying to find our way with renewed
it's a lot of money. Do I know what I mean. You know when that happens, just what you go to
there we got a lot of phone calls.
I never knew that so many people
They found a baby found him and got his cabin class embarrassing there.
I supposed to come down to identify, but none of them was in yet we need to know every time we went, we had so many.
the problem is so times you thought there were less than it was like a fairy, maybe even
factors in everything. One of them told us that she will then
once downy they couldn't tell
They were her by the police to work on the case, but she said
you live in an orange county forever.
in florida every year every year,
children go and I will go
and I will go to disneyworld, and I will just the looks- and you know just looking just hoping I could see a napkin nipper turn up
on, it is disrupting the women's footwear space by uniting comfort and style. I've shrug
with issues with my feet. Almost my entire life ice
wearing bionic shoes a couple of years ago, and it was life changing
Now I'm wearing my favorite pair of boots from bionic, when,
step into them. You feel the contours like a hug for your feet. For me, there was no going back to whatever I had called shoes before I get
Compliments on these boots all the time
Wear them, love them or return them for full refund within thirty days, if you're not satisfied for any reason at all enjoy free,
shipping at veronica shoes, dot com with promo code vanished at check out bionic shoes, dot com, that's Veronica, with a b as in very comfortable and very stylish audible
the home of storytelling. Let your imagination sore with audio books, podcast and original ass audible has an incredible selection of audio books across every jean raw. As an audible member, you can choose one title a month to keep from their entire catalogue right now
I'm listening to unmask alice by rick emerson. It's fantastic, let audits
hope you discover new ways to laugh, be inspired or be entertained new members.
Try it free for thirty days, visit, audible, doc.
Slash. Am I a or text? Am I to five hundred to five hundred, that's
the whole dot com. Sash. Am I a or text? Am I to five hundred to five hundred to try audible, free for thirty days, audible, dot, com? Slash? Am I a
on one search: Cathy and dorothy had received a tip about a little girl at a local day care who resembled vignette.
They immediately jumped into action. Here's what
which only a grocer ebay, they ve got
it, is on the drowsy wage dumping.
A call from a daycare center. One day, as you told us that we need
So I got in the car me can't and a friend of ours and I drove it was a supper.
Therein were drawn gear. The take yourself
the lady told us before we came, she said
pierre and unwelcome, lose my job he's got a mom was a hundred percent sure this is this is when yet. This is the maiden ambrosch ebay sleeve,
the debate has gone founder birth. We gap,
and the job. You look like when one word
you have been messed up from the present, but you didn't have to share the burden and they played
They played a game, they deal the footprint, listen to me,
Other problems are aware:
they will do in order to to give the day a deadline. New found again without children,
It ended up not being her.
there were other times that Cathy received information about vignette being alive door.
he told us about some of the times that she and Cathy learned of the child that might be the missing toddler.
I'll. I you told us that he was adopted
ask the doctors. If you speak with exit
the people that got really believe. Whoever made
it was that somebody made a burden
indicating to get here. Everything that go with it.
taking a legit
Fear today was raising her and said
made viana farewell now. This is years after proud of that.
He said if you play the piano and was gorgeous
Was there a daughter?
it's going be? A nurse was gone for nursing
work in a hospital. She don't
if you're going to see it one day say when he, when you see her, she has gotten to know you and you're going to know her, but it
happened. Yet the
he's continued their work on vignettes case too.
Have you told us that the police talk to many people in their search but didn't come up with?
much in the end, what
Why are you a lot of people they couldn t see nobody will ever young there that they say toilet
they seen a man in a year or the year after he got.
When he came back, I see a good lad. He just wanted attention
the sour nobody saw
I don't know that's what he came back and tell me
Well, a lot laugh. A lot of people who want to be famous, I just wanted to have something to say:
sandy what they love.
Are you a little black tie in them and they were convinced me? I did. He was my love void, domain
They know me about it now we need to
the in Cathy spent, nearly all of their free time. Looking for vignette in the
cargo metropolitan area, but
with so many families, with a missing loved one. All
the time and effort spent looking for vignette, took a toll on Cathy's marriage, the police,
Your views had cast suspicion on cathy and albert separately and according to Kathy
albert began to believe the insinuations made by police and given credit to buy his family,
after several years their marriage broke up and albert left
adding another obstacle for cathy to overcome in the search for her daughter,
kathy, believes that vignette was taken by someone who wanted a child of their own to raise
She is alive and well unaware that she has missed and loved by a family. She doesn't remember when we talked with her
she told us how she believe someone could have gotten away with vignette.
well, you know what they probably saw, someone with her,
How do you know that was my baby? I knew what a strange one where we go about her harlan. They she'll tat phrase
No, she was screaming because she had let people touch her.
Well, you know what my mother touch her. She just her a of peaks at that age.
So we knew she was claiming it covered her face,
and you were
it was enough to put her head down a hole in it, so they couldn't see our fate.
Kathy, doesn't know of anyone who would have wanted to harm her or who
have wanted to take vignette, but
busy weekend night in a crowded residential building it
possible to know everyone who was hanging around the world.
taylor homes or constructed at sixteen stories. Each in long structures in the sun
if the building were two elevators and two stairwells which could
restricted the number of exits from the seventh floor, where vince
and her family had been that evening.
being that it was so busy that night that could have made
taking a toddler in a crowd, much easier
as no one would have been able to hear her cries.
Mrs may not have realised that vignette didn't belong with this person, but
Having a toddler would be no easy feet on such a warm weekend evening when
residents were spending their time outside enjoying the company and the weather.
Could no one have seen anything dorothy,
also believes that vignette was abducted,
and told us that, while she doesn't believe the crime was planned, the design
the building would have lent itself too quickly, leaving with a small child.
The project every bad you down on corridor
they play cards are determined card table that is able to be in it.
Really bad to go down the stairs just to think seriously about how to get up and let your back.
Now. The elevator was in a similar way,
he could about away. If elevator openness she's got on me
a beta but
I'm thinking about the planned it now
nobody there was something
captain I will decide last minute, debate will go out, didn't like they were
tat. We go out, drag you never. You know, though no
just a last minute thing: the devil, Debbie,
No! No! I don't think it was clear
It might have been an opportunity at all mobile
in a way to give up hope because they said, along with their own, find her chair
he still on their markets,
major in Moscow,
private or even you know
Don't let them lonely, not lonely, whereby some man again you know at all.
But I hope and pray that the man I don't think.
Indeed I do think she's alive somewhere, but where I haven't
then here at all.
She were chicago, no calls.
Capitola, we hung preachers law behind pitches everywhere we have
We went in a restaurant half journal or maybe just europe
just everywhere weeks baker.
anyway, to calmly
If a man was noticed, her face was taken away. I think she was taken.
chicago I can be. I don't know for sure
someone take off with vignette that evening an escape without being seen when we spoke with door,
the she told us about a chilling story of an incident they observed while they were handing out flyers. This serves as a reminder that anything can happen in front of a crowd of people. Their will
When did this happen, values
we were a poor hall
this old man well dressed in everything
He was back out of the blue hall.
but his hands in his pockets. United, we will it'd be mistaken. Fancy
I've got a fucking
but anyway this young girl came out. She was actually the attack in here.
and the old man fell down to say at the man you spare me as you didn't stop.
And the blood will just all over her, and let me guess just standing there looking man him, let alone!
mother, young lady having a screen is obeyed about it with a viable something. But do you know
The same I mean just amongst their walk, a moving picture and the ball
he's doing well, a young man who gave a young girl a jacket. I thought I could check it out
the jacket on around corn.
if you came back when the police came, there was one,
this man learn about an older man, you know
ask him about it.
The people wow, I mecca, believe it I'm lookin like. I don't believe you
I have been a bit of my I almost
one to one of the me. If you with me,
What tell you what happened
well? He we are talking about the future.
of the couple: stayed him about the near future,
and he walked down with me, and I told him after the young lady ass, she came back home in this dream.
my husband and get back there
no matter what the man has ever made. It is there
Let me ask you
open the jacket up, you'll see all the blood I said, but I don't want nothing to do just going to going through enough myself.
We have a tragedy it out. I wanna be involved and made
get in the car. I love you, but I've gotta use
I'll ever better get the mouse. Yet
You saw what happened, but we know about it up at the summit,
and fell vignette, and they would matter
if you listen to the show for a while. You probably know that many of the families that we ve worked with are often
victimize during their search efforts
Sadly, Cathy was no exception to this awful practice. She told
about some of the horrible experiences she's. Had
They were gesture about? You know people alcohol
say: I've heard your baby was caught up optimal.
Turkey has taken a green garbage back or somebody
for a whole month to put up a baby on the fact that it was a baby, but ah
tat made. It was a baby and put them in.
The die alone lab ireland, mom mom, mom mom mom, like
I tried to tell the police
We need a czech edge awarded to our family.
call me a bullet.
That is why at the pace watch wasted, because my file,
but in the real life there's somebody
we do want levels, and that was called me
Much has been kidnapped in there. They gotta,
screaming mommy mommy that charge it make.
The fact that, where it came from sounds like, but they didn't do anything about it, but because the stop after they felt that way it was coming.
but then I feel I should lead the paid a trace.
Following a cage on it was,
a baby, all the foulest queen and murmuring mommy, because
kathy, wasn't home when vignette vanished,
Collection of events is based on what other family members, neighbours and others told her took place that night, while she and her husband were out seeing a movie, an entirely different story can be found in the small news peace that was published in the chicago tribune, a few days after vignette disappeared, which said
Kathy, had gone up to another floor. To visit with friends we
be certain about how this misinformation was circulated in
if he may never know which version of vignette story is true or what
actually happened to her, because no one who was there that evening has come forward to share what they saw heard or remember kathy,
contains a relationship with her two sisters and brother that we're home on the evening. The her mother was watching vignette when she disappeared and though it seems difficult to keep going without answers,
the values the time she has with her family members and accept
Everyone has handled this tragedy differently.
You know nobody said,
you can write another day, muffled, don't talk about it, but they can't remember the it missed the mark
Why did not there? Never!
the guy you know from my curve and to my brother dose for people like change tat day
well my alive
let them know that I don't hold their gas them, so I shall stay close to them, for they will feel that
blame them at all?
this year, but they blame them sale and they just can't get out of it. So they don't talk about.
Didn t you some talk about it, I just come in they just my boys. Do every year for her
birthday and anniversary. They just be that they make.
And ass, they should day without due
We used to do belongs in case, but I'm afraid you know is that
here now, not only to do any that anymore
During our research into the story we made,
multiple attempts over four months to contact the chicago police department,
The intention of asking for an interview that could possibly answer some of our questions.
We wanted to learn more about the basic timeline of events, the night that vignette disappeared and to clear up the confusion caused by the cloud of time as of this year,
No one has returned our calls or answered our emails. We also filed.
An open records request which was granted, but to date
We ve only received a two page supplementary report, which
document, someone who came forward claiming to be vignette according to the report,
the police emailed cathy, a photo of the young woman to ask if she could be vignette. The rope
remains: open ended as us.
Seers ago away
Cathy's response, though she
told us that she remembers receiving this photo and it was not vignette the preacher.
She was talking about. Yes, idea seemed to me.
say what lovely them was. The marquise went with me my boy
I not really wanted her to be gay saucer
I really tried and make it but love. You got my boy. Why do they? Should there
they were trying to ban are with them with her. There was no with them.
She aware- and I had another woman from their loyalty
Is she wanted to begin yet to basel com, therefore heartbreaking, one
caused the dead, you're, hoping against guess all open they're there.
night and day. You know people want to give me what you, because they say why
How do you know a slot her when you have a faint job here,
I have to explain to their model here
daddy through our family traits of us,
all and change.
I shall we
So tried speaking to the national centre for missing and exploited children about vignette story who asked.
To make our request via email or email
requests have gone unanswered. We had hoped
speak to a retired detective who was working on vignettes case for years, the women
reached out to his current organisation. We received the following
for reaching out, but will have to refer you to law enforcement are consultants deploy to assist law enforcement and we never discuss individual cases.
working on vignette story, sometimes it felt like everyone except Cathy, had stopped looking for her. It wasn't
law enforcement that wouldn't respond ass, we ran,
two dead ends everywhere we looked hoping
one news report or one person who would talk to us about the baby who vanished and whose identity and story seem to vanish. With her ear
in the immediate aftermath of her disappearance, the media,
Rarely mentioned vignette, in fact
The chicago tribune mentioned her only once in nineteen eighty three and that short
article that I shared with you earlier that same news. Peace says the following of cathy: she was
employed and unmarried, and she lived
poverty at the chicago housing authorities, Robert taylor, homes, on the south side, when we speak
Two cathy: she had a response to those things that were written about her in the one news: peace ever written about vignette at the time of her disappearance, while freedom
lot of those vote, what they wanted to write to make
store. You know you say it. I will marry both in my lab. We knew we were married,
you know, show
matter what nobody wrote about. Those who fear that what did you know that
coming now ass, you know every guy and he made up a whole lot alive. What it was ok and live in
buddy allow data like there was there.
You know who I was just because a little apart they give because we live in the project it did
We must learn Mary. It did me
and as you know, there was a short may in math-
I mean that I grew up with this school. Who's wanted to do, go back and raise that children in the project and be a part of the
job of life in the anybody left in the
he's the one about the hall she noted mood and there in the seventy
you wasting money on subscriptions. Eighty percent of people have subscriptions. They forgot about help is here with rocket
formerly known as true bill. The app shows how your subscriptions in one place and then cancels for you, would have you dont still want rocket money. Can
can find subscriptions. You didn't know you were paying, for he may even find out you've been double charged for a subscription to cancel a subscription. All you have to do is press cancel and rocket money takes care of the rest. Get rid of useless subscriptions with rocket money. Now go to rocket money, dot com, slash wondering seriously, it could save you hundreds per year. That's rocket money, dot, com, slash wonder! He cancel your unnecessary subscriptions right now at rocket money, dot, com, slash laundry!
Many of us are already planning our new year's resolutions to work out more and twenty twenty three. But let's face it,
they rarely stick well. Politicians gotta give for you
Get up to two hundred dollars off accessories like non flip grip, dumbass, cycling, shoes, heart rate, monitors and more with the purchase of a pellet on bike, bike plus or tread. Don't wait, get
offer before it ends on December. Twenty fifth visit one
lieutenant outcome, all acts.
Membership separate offer ends december. Twenty fifth cannot be combined with other offers, see additional terms at one palatine: dot, com,
decades, since there has only been sporadic mention of her name in any newspapers nationwide. Just
It seemed that vignette story had been whisper waiting to be given a voice. We found it.
Local chicago reporter, Regina Waldrip.
She shares some of the same passions that we do here on the show in
and highlights local missing persons, cases that haven't gotten any media attention. We spoke.
her for this story and asked her how she learned about vignette. So, to be honest, I ever
sister who's in her late fifties and she is homeless, and sometimes we don't know where she is, and I try to make time to maintain contact with her every few weeks I hadn't heard from her. So I reached out to the missing persons group on facebook and it's it's called the cook county. Missing persons
and they were working with me to try to find my sister and while I was looking on their page, I saw that vignette had been missing bore
more than thirty years, then that I reached out to the woman who put the facebook page together and you will it you need to call her mother. She did you ever anniversaries coming up. You should do a story about this and that,
I got the ball rolling so immediately. I start looking for stories that we had done it in pc years ago.
well an unfortunately I couldn't find any. We never covered this woman's story. That's the sad part in all of this. We went through archive and archive, and I had two managers. Media managers, that's what they call they're called. I had them trying to help me. We couldn't find anything on this little girl who went missing
some thirty six years ago, like us, Regina, was surprised at vignette story. Hadn't really been covered by the local media. Unwanted
make sure this changed right away. She reached
out, vignettes, mom, Cathy hoping to find
a willing voice, to tell her about this missing little girl.
Again the woman who organized the facebook page. They call her right now, so I called her. She picked up the phone and the second ring and she was like hi. This is kathy and I'm like kathy. My name is
you know, waldrip, I'm a reporter NBC five, and I want to tell the story of your daughter
nothing more than thirty six years and she was like all my goodness- I Campbell
if you want you want to tell her story- and I said yes, I, like your daughter matters to me and you like it or not-
they got us by, but I don't think about vignette until they come on over today and I should be happy. I can't come today without workin on another story, but ass. It is soon
clearly with my manager, we're gonna, come to your house and we're gonna talk. You we'll put the story back out there as we approach
now, the anniversary of the thirty sixth anniversary of her disappearance regime
did talk with Cathy and she
I heard some of what kathy has told her and what she's learned about vignette? She told me detectives kept all of her all the baby's clothes. The only thing she has left is one shoe one pink shoes. She said they they kept all of the baby
providence and they never returned it over the years, they ve never get anything returned. You know she. She,
she often wonders what can a woman it's been yet, though I work in a woman did become so that would do
and as you know, as she gets older day by day, she is what kind of woman in my daughter would be an anathemas heartbreak.
he has a mother, is to look at another mother and I dont know I can answer that to see that you only have once you,
won. T you that's all you're holding onto you know: she's move place the place if you live in another
four apartment out. All she has her mother bodies, but once you
Regina and the team. She works with with the local NBC affiliate, have tried
farther in tracking down the missing pieces in vignette story, but
Regina, says it's been a challenge. I would hope that some investigate herself
Where do you know what my alarm would take this case up it and want to bring some new attention to it? Cappy think she'd?
out there somewhere alive, you know Kathy and her heart of hearts believes her daughter's out there somewhere and has now a you know, an adult. She believes she's out there and I'm going to go with that. I you know I'm going to go with what you believe. She believes her daughter's still out there
He went back to where the robber taylor homes used to be, and now you know, there's this area
if the building wasn't just empty land, we went back there looking and it's just empty land. Now, two thousand and seven they raised that building the building is no longer there. It's gone, there were firemen out there practicing or doing some water drill. There's no nothing to ever show you
he'd never never showed that they used to be a project in that area. Large housing complex, nothing just empty field,
following the story, has inspired Regina to work on showcasing other missing persons. Cases that need more media attention
She told us what she feels. A media environment is like for missing people right now and how she's working against at the racial. By saying
is it is today I mean you if you're pretty white girl who goes missing. I think you know there's more attention paid to you. I mean this is
little black girl missing from pocket. You know that that is the bias
right now, I'm I'm run into buys right now and there's a white woman missing in brooksville. You know, there's a pretty blonde woman missing in brookville and it's just a story. I don't know we it. You know
I'm getting pushed back even covered that story right now, the gatekeepers just you know I've been news, gatekeeper
That's what I call in my address. I dont know they did they just
after all, wrong these data on what should be covered and what shouldn't
the challenges remaining in working to ensure that all missing persons receive some media coverage.
Regina, says that eliminating these obstacles is part of what she feels is important in covering cases in the chicago area. I think it is a several things happen. I think the way newsrooms work even for me, I was tall. You know I love covering these cases
or missing in the chicago and could county one there. So many people who are missing it's on facebook every day is all these people are missing, and I just think you
gotta be a voice in the newsroom and you've got to find a way. If you have a loved one missing to be able to keep that story out there. I try to put the stories out there and I try to because we have several women missing right now we have a pregnant postal worker and we have a mother from
the field in her fifties and I go in and I want to be- the voice want to be the advocate for these people who are missing, but it's kind of
I'm fighting an uphill battle. I was told last week for the woman in brookfield who's. Fifty three is missing that this becomes and it becomes white noise and people don't want to hear it. And I disagree. I disagree. It's not white noise, everybody has a mother or a loved one. Who may may you know just vanishes.
Why don't you want those stories that they be peak interest? I mean dateline and b c. They do these stories almost every friday, but people are missing
and I think it is of interest and if we don't tell us
Where is the media? Then how do how do these people? How do they ever find out what happened to their loved ones? If we don't tell the story
in pushing our station to deal with. On my own I've been meeting with detective who work with the cook county sheriff's department. They have a cold case squad. Just looking at coal cases and people went missing, had been pushing my station lets just every friday,
focus on a certain person is missing. Let's try to you know did just bring new life to these cases, but again, there's pushed back and I think that's death, big part of the problem.
so what happened? Vignette teague on that warm summer night, more than thirty six years ago,
we do know is that Cathy and her husband had left vignette in the care of her grandmother while they left to go see a movie
the building was full of people that evening, including family members, friends and neighbours can
was told that our mother left vignette in the care of a neighbor. While she went into her apartment to answer the phone after that
the neighbour set vignette down in went to wash dishes. It was asked
this time that vignette disappeared. No one is
come forward claiming to have seen someone take her, and no one has said that they saw her wandering.
the authorities, have not released much information about their investigation. We don't know
with anyone who was living in that building was ever considered a person of interest.
possibly someone who was visiting that night had some
in planning to take her and saw the right moment to make their move. When her grandmother got up to answer the phone,
is she alive and well with another name and identity? But no knowledge of who she actually is.
Where was there's some kind of accident on her parents were gone and someone covered it up because they were afraid of getting in trouble.
Kathy he's been searching for answers for almost thirty seven years, with the hope remaining that someone who wanted a child talk vignette and that one day she ll see her daughter and recognize her
the time of her disappearance, vignette Trudy teague was eighteen months old. She was approximately two feet: eight inches tall in wait around twenty seven pounds. She is.
I care and brown eyes today
She would be thirty, eight years old, if you have any information about the disappearance of vignette teague. Please call the chicago police department at three one, two, seven, four, seven, five, seven, eight nine email
so called the national centre for missing and exploited children at one eight hundred the lost
you know every year I gotta do this story and until the utopia,
was already, and I can't even alarming every year when a good story,
though my mammy, the maya, pounder right now this and all the other. He now missing people that I've come in contact with their look
if I'm going to do their stores in July, I bring them some justice. That's my job as a reporter. I would think part of my job when you meet kathy in person. You just you you field
It's from our you feel at home. You know her eyes fill with then a third
not knowing what happened to her daughter. I can imagine. I have a dog one of her son
me, an email me wasn't around the. He could mean email thanking me or doing that story because she said at birth needed. No, how they would it. You don't mean doing
sorry, but then he sent me an email. Just thanking me on that. He was so appreciative that I had talked to his mother and I was trying to shed new light on in the
The brings us to the end of episode. Two hundred and six I'd like to thank everyone who spoke with us for their story, the missing loved one that you'd like to have featured on the show, there's a case submission form at the vanished, podcast dot com. If you'd like to join in on the discussion, there's a page and a discussion group on facebook, I'm on twitter at the vanish pod and also on instagram, if you enjoy the show subscribe now and leave a five star review on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, cashbox or wherever you're listening right now, do you want to help support the show? There are a couple of things that you can do one way to help the vanished. As my supporting our sponsors, you can find links and promo codes in the episode notes. Another way to support the show is by contributing unpatriotic where you can get early and ad free episodes thanks for listening the what makes a person a murderer. Are they
or to kill, or are they made to kill? I'm canvas
long and on my new podcast killer psyche daily. I share
Ten minute rundown. Every week day on the motivations and behaviors of the criminal masterminds cycle paths and cold blooded killers,
here about. In the news I have decades of experience as a psychiatric nurse F,
we agent and criminal profiles on killer psyche daily I'll, give you insight,
two cases like ryan grant them and the newly arrested stockton serial killer I'll also bring on expert guest to dive deep
go into the details, share what it's like to work
with a behavioral assessment unit at quantico answer some killer, trivia and even hosts virtue.
q unease where I'll answer your burning questions, a prime
Listen to the amazon music exclusive podcast killer psyche daily.
The amazon music download the up today.
Transcript generated on 2022-12-15.