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Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.

NewsOne has partnered with the Black and Missing Foundation and TV One to focus on the crisis of missing African Americans.

To be a part of the solution, NewsOne will profile a missing person weekly and provide tips about how to keep your loved ones safe and what to do if someone goes missing, while TV One‘s newest show, “Find Our Missing,” hosted by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson, tells these stories in visual form.


Diajah Antionette Victoria Walker

Case Type: Endangered

Date of Birth: October 31, 1993

Missing Date: August 11, 2012

Age Now: 18

Missing City: Upper Marlboro

Missing State: Maryland

Case Number: 12-227-1554

Gender: Female

Race: Black

Complexion: Medium

Height: 4’11″

Weight: 98

Hair Color: Other

Hair Length: Shoulder Length

Eye Color: Brown

Wear Glasses or Contacts: Yes


Location Last Seen: 13000 block of  Marlton Center Drive, Upper Marlboro, Md.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown.

Last Seen Wearing: Green cargo skinny pant; white, blue, and green T-shirt; blue polo cap; and gold Bebe sandals (leopard print) in the base of the sandals.

Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Butterfly tattoo on the right shoulder with Chinese lettering and a faded burn mark on her right inner elbow.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Diajah Antionette Victoria Walker can contact the Black and Missing Foundation’s confidential Tip Line.