Name: Tonee Marie Turner
Age: 22 years old
Last seen: December 30, 2019
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Status: Still Missing
22-year-old Tonee Turner was last seen in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 30, 2019. She disappeared after getting off at her usual bus stop near her home.
Tonee Marie Turner was born on June 10, 1997.
At the time of her disappearance, Turner was living in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Turner worked as a metal fabricator at Studebaker Metals in Braddock. She was also a ceramics teacher at Braddock Carnegie Library’s Bathhouse Ceramics Studio. Described as an artist, she loved to dance and go to music concerts in Pittsburgh.
On December 30, 2019, Tonee Turner worked her shift at Studebaker Metals in Braddock, Pennsylvania from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Around 6:00 pm, Turner enjoyed some tea at Dobrá Tea, a Bohemian-style tearoom on Murray Avenue in the Squirrel Hill South neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Her last contact with family was with her sister on the phone around this time.
Shortly after, Turner got on a bus and headed toward the Hazelwood neighborhood where she lived. She was last seen by the bus driver when she got off at her usual stop near her home on the corner of Hazelwood Avenue and Giddings Street in Pittsburgh.
Tonee Turner never made it home and hasn’t been heard from since.
On December 31, 2019, her family filed a missing person’s report with the Pittsburgh Police Department after they couldn’t contact her.
Around 8:30 pm on December 30, 2019, Tonee Turner’s backpack, shoes, and a ceramic pot were found abandoned by a man riding his bike on the pedestrian sidewalk of Homestead Grays Bridge, about 3 miles from the bus stop where Tonee was last seen.
The next day the man contacted her family and returned the backpack which contained Tonee’s keys, wallet, cellphone, water bottle, and a diary.
Her loved ones say it’s uncharacteristic of Tonee to leave without warning.
Police found no evidence for foul play in Tonee Turner’s disappearance. The investigation into her case is ongoing and active.
The circumstances of Tonee Turner’s disappearance remain unclear and her case is currently classified as missing. Her case remains unsolved.
African American/white female born on June 10, 1997. Tonee has black wavy hair, brown eyes, stands 5’3 tall and weighs 130 pounds. Her hair was chin length at the time of her disappearance.
Distinctive Physical Features:
Her nose and ears are pierced. She has a labret piercing under her bottom lip and a spiral pattern tattoo on her left shoulder.
Clothing and accessories:
Tonee was last seen wearing a gray shirt with “Habla Espanol” in orange lettering on the back, a black zip-up jacket, gray cargo pants and possibly a black head wrap.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Tonee Marie Turner please contact the Pittsburgh Police Department at (412) 323-7800.
Resources & Further Information
Police Request Public’s Help to Find Missing Female – City of Pittsburgh
Tonee Marie Turner #MP63972 – National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
News & Media Links
Pittsburgh Police Continue To Investigate Disappearance Of 22-Year-Old Tonee Turner – CBS News 01/2020
Have You Seen Tonee Turner? Pittsburgh Girl Joins Unfortunate List of Missing Black Girls – Black Press USA 01/2020
Friends, family hold out hope for answers in disappearance of Pittsburgh artist – TribLive 12/2020
Family desperate for answers 1 year after young Pittsburgh artist vanished – WPXI 12/2020
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Wayne Van der Schaaff says
How far is the final bus stop were she normally got off at ? . Was she still staying with her boy – friend and friend , or did they have a disagreement , a set -up ? , and then return to the family home ? .
Why is linton street in this more than desirable area ,of particular interest , were any of the disused buildings ever extensively checked , were camera s checked on the route that she might have taken ? .
Did nobody see anything out of the ordinary , at any of the places mentioned ? .
Laz Gue says
I would venture to say that the detective(s) have done a lot more then what has been released to the public/ media etc.
Geo fencing, cell towers , area surveillance cameras cell phone records etc. remember any leads they get are compared to info only the police knows about this disappearance.
The cell phone might be a strong leader in this case.