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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.


Lester D. Mobley

Case Type: Disability

Date of Birth: January 21, 1984

Missing Date: April 26, 2012

Age Now: 28

Missing City: Maywood

Missing State: Illinois

Case Number: 127142

Gender: Male

Race: Black

Complexion: Medium

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 160

Hair Color: Black

Hair Length: Short

Eye Color: Brown

Wear Glasses or Contacts: No

Location Last Seen: At his home on 9th and Madison.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Mobley left home but never returned.

Last Seen Wearing: Green hospital pants with black hoodie.

Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Mobley likely has a lot of facial hair and looks unkempt.

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Lester D. Mobley, please contact the Black and Missing Foundation’s confidential Tip Line.

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