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Sonjah Nicole Kingston

Case Type: Endangered
DOB: 11/15/1975
Missing Date: 07/02/2002
Age Now: 46
Missing City: Greensboro
Missing State: NC
Case Number: 2002-0171-849

Gender: Female
Race: Black
Complexion: Dark
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 150lbs
Hair Color: Black
Hair Length: Medium
Eye Color: Brown
Glasses or Contacts: None

Location Last Seen: Was last seen on July 2, 2002 when she left her residence in Greensboro. She had last been seen driving away from her residence in her dark green Mazda.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Sonjah had been a dancer at a Greensboro strip club called Sugar Bares. She started running drugs and money for "Turnbull" after becoming sexually involved with him. She also recruited other strippers to work as couriers. In Nov 2001, Guilford County sheriff's deputies stopped Kingston and found more than a pound of cocaine in her car. Turnbull provided money to bail her out and hire a lawyer. He quit using Kingston as a courier after that, but confidential informants told federal agents that he continued seeing her and providing her with cash. Kingston was facing a minimum of nearly six years in federal prison, but she could reduce her sentence by cooperating with authorities. Informants said that Turnbull feared that was her intention. In July 2002, three months before Turnbull was arrested, Kingston's mother reported her missing. Another stripper told an informant that "Sonjah disappeared" after she went with Turnbull "to dig up some money or bury some money."

Last Seen Wearing: Shirt, sweatpants, sneakers

Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Med length braided hair. Multiple tattoos and piercings on tongue and lip.

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