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TN ZAYLEE GRACE FRYAR: Missing from Millersville, TN - 1 May 2011 - Age 4 months

Discussion in 'Missing 2010 to 2014' started by ~Lyric~, May 21, 2015.

  1. ~Lyric~

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    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has composed an age progression photograph of what Zaylee Grace Fryar may look like today.

    Case Type:
    Endangered Missing
    DOB: Jan 14, 2011
    Sex: Female
    Missing Date: May 1, 2011
    Race: Biracial
    Age Now: 4
    Height: 2'0" (61 cm)
    Weight: 12 lbs (5 kg)
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Brown
    Missing City: MILLERSVILLE
    Missing State : TN
    Missing Country: United States
    Case Number: NCMC1171321
    Circumstances: Zaylee was last seen on May 1, 2011. She is biracial. Zaylee is Black and White. She has a brown birthmark on her right leg.


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    A Millersville cold case centered on the death of a 28-year-old woman and the disappearance of her infant daughter has been reclassified as a homicide based on a forensic report that has been in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s possession for more than three years.

    Millersville Police Chief David Hindman said Tuesday that his department didn’t receive the report until two weeks ago. The report focuses on the scene of Shauna Fryar’s death, reportedly in Millersville near her home on C. Smith Street in Sumner County.

    Shauna Fryar’s body was found in Nashville, floating in the Cumberland River on May 7, 2011. She and her four-month-old daughter, Zaylee Grace, had been reported missing two days earlier. Zaylee was never found.

    Hindman took office as Millersville’s police chief in September. When he began to look through the city’s cold case files about a month ago, he noticed that the Fryar case files were missing, he said.

    “The TBI had them,” he said.

    When Hindman got the city’s files back two weeks ago, the TBI also sent its case files, which included the report, he said.

    “There are some deep questions that need to be answered (as a result of the report),” Hindman said. “We’ve found the pieces of the puzzle. We just have to put the puzzle together now … Why this was not handled four years ago, I don’t know.”

    In his emailed statement, DeVine wrote that previous leadership at Millersville Police had deferred the bulk of the evidence collection, investigation and interviews for the Fryar case to the TBI years ago.


    *On a side note, the above article has more, and Shauna was left out in the cold so to speak.*
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    The circumstances of how Fryar got to the Cumberland River and the circumstances surrounding her death remain unknown. Zaylee daughter has never been found.

    Fryar's husband said he believed she was murdered, but the case went cold.

    Hindman said he could not reveal specific evidence, but said it is enough to rule Fryar's death a homicide.

    Detectives said the new evidence also gives them a fresh set of leads and a new list of people to interview. But those leads are nearly 4 years old, so they are relying on people they've spoken to in the past.

    "Hopefully they'll remember something that they did not before," Hindman said.

    Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/27953832/millersville-police-open-cold-case#ixzz3apFKrQ49
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    Shauna Fryar’s husband, who is not Zaylee Fryar’s father, reported his wife missing to Millersville police on Thursday, May 5, telling them that when he returned from the store on Sunday, May 1, his wife and the infant were gone. He told police it was not unusual for Shauna Fryar to leave home for a few days at a time.

    Investigators said they found the mother’s cell phone, purse and car as well as the baby’s diaper bag at their home on C Smith Road in Sumner County.

    Zaylee Fryar’s biological father was incarcerated in a Robertson County Jail at the time of the disappearance and is not a suspect.

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    Michael Fryar last saw his wife, Shauna, and her four-month-old daughter, Zaylee, at the family’s home in Millersville on the morning of May 1.

    “She was at the house. I was leaving for the store and I think she was feeding the baby,” he recalled.

    Fryar told authorities when he returned from the store, his wife and Zaylee were gone, although her vehicle, cell phone, wallet and the child’s diaper bag were still at the residence.

    In an interview Thursday, Michael Fryar admitted that Shauna had struggled with drug abuse and may have been searching for cocaine at the time of their disappearance.

    He told Nashville’s News 2 the three of them lived in a trailer he rented in hopes of creating a safe place for the mother and daughter.

    “She had been living in motels here and there so we got the trailer so she’d have a safe place. It wasn’t a husband and wife thing. It was more of a roommate [thing]. We’d been split up for five years now. She was my best friend so I got us a place so she wouldn’t be running around,” he explained.

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    Evidence contained in the TBI's forensic report indicates that Shauna Fryar’s body was taken to Nashville and dumped in the Cumberland River after her death in Millersville, the chief said during a previous interview with The Times. He did not disclose any details about how or when Shauna Fryar died or a potential motive for her death.

    As part of the investigation, the chief and his detectives were planning to again interview everyone "to see if their stories had changed" over time, Hindman said in the previous interview. The list contains half a dozen names, maybe more, including Michael Fryar and Zaylee's biological father, Thurman McMurry, he added.

    McMurry was not considered a suspect in 2011 because he was incarcerated in the Robertson County Jail on charges relating to an assault of Shauna Fryar.

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    Fryar Family's Hope Renewed

    Shauna's Father-in-Law Cliff Fryar says, "There are days that go by whenever we're really busy and it might not be on our mind. But then there are those days when it seems like that's all that is on our mind."

    The Fryar family hopes every day to know what happened to the kids' mother and baby sister.

    "If she isn't with us any longer, it would be hard-- even though it's been a while, it would still be hard to hear that news. But not knowing it's.. terrible." Both were last seen alive at their Millersville home, all of their personal belongings left behind. Shauna's death is being investigated as a homicide.

    Millersville police still consider Zaylee a missing person. With a new chief appointed now, fresh eyes are hoping to find something new. Millersville Police Chief David Hindman says, "Numbers have been disconnected, addresses have been changed, moves have been made -- So we're going to re-establish contact with some of these individuals and hopefully they might remember something."

    Chief Hindman says this is the only missing persons case in Millersville-- and though it's remained a cold case, it's never been closed.

    The Fryar family believes someone knows something that could break the case. "We pray all the time that God will just expose what happened. And whoever is responsible for it will be caught and that Zaylee will be okay."

    Read More at: http://fox17.com/news/features/top-...s-hope-renewed-cold-case-heats-up-26028.shtml
    Video Report included.
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    That is for sure a very beautiful photo of mum and baby.
    Ive never heard the name Zaylee before, its lovely.
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    Millersville baby's disappearance remains mystery 7 years later

    Zaylee Grace Fryar should be celebrating her seventh birthday this year, but police don’t know if she is dead or alive.

    At just four-months-old, Zaylee vanished and her mother’s body was found in the Cumberland River in Nashville.

    Now, seven years later, investigators are still focused on the little girl’s case.

    Millersville Assistant Police Chief Dustin Carr told News 2 even though the case has gone cold, he and his department is not giving up.

    “This is a high priority case for this department, any information or any lead we get, we get we follow-up on them thoroughly,” Carr said.

    Those leads, though, so far have gone nowhere.

    Carr said Zaylee’s case is getting a new set of eyes.

    “We have two new detectives that we’ve recently assigned the case and we’re going to have them to take a look at it," he said.

    Carr continued, “[It’s] very strange and that’s the reason we have put so much time and effort in this case. I mean, we definitely want to bring closure to the family of Zaylee, and as well as Shauna. There is still family out there for both the individuals. At this point, our goal is to find Zaylee.”

    An AMBER Alert also remains active for Zaylee.

    If alive, Zaylee would now be seven-years-old and in the second grade.

    “Maybe a teacher will see something suspicious, watch this and want to place a phone call to us to follow up with something," Carr said.

    Michael Fryar was considered a person of interest in the case. He died earlier this year.


    (Photo: TBI)
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