Chaka Jay Wood
Wood, approximately 2017
Date and time person was reported missing : 02/15/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Gaffney, South Carolina
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'3, 130 - 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A pink jacket with a fur-lined hood, and black boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Wood had blonde highlights in her hair at the time of her disappearance. She may walk with a slight limp, and she has no teeth.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wood was last seen by her family at church in Gaffney, South Carolina at 5:30 p.m. on February 15, 2017. She called a friend to pick her up. She has never been heard from again. Wood has been known to use a false identity in the past. The circumstances of her disappearance are unclear.
Other information and links : ncy
Gaffney Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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