BY DARK SLEUTH
Maurice "Red" Jefferson went missing from
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on November 30, 1983.
Left: Photo of Jefferson around 1983.
Right: Age Progressed image of Jefferson age 43.
Maurice Laron Jefferson was a 16 year-old 10th grader at Dillard High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida when he went missing on November 30, 1983.
He hoped to become a doctor one day. In the meantime, he played basketball as part of the junior varsity team, ran track and was a Junior ROTC cadet.
He was also known as "Red" for the color of his hair.
In a Sun-Sentinel article from March 25, 2009, Jefferson's grandmother describes the last time she saw him on the day he went missing. Jefferson took, "a post-school nap, ate some popcorn, telephoned a friend and headed out the door for basketball practice."
After he left home, the details of his disappearance remain unclear. Sadly, because of the guidelines in the 1980s, it took 3 days for a missing persons investigation to begin.