Real Name: Savanna Todd
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Date: April 24, 1994
Date of Birth: May 6, 1993
Weight: 20 lbs.
Marital Status: Single
Characteristics: Caucasian female. Sandy blond hair, Blue eyes or Hazel Eyes,
Details: Dorothy Barnett and Benjamin Harris Todd met in 1987 in Charleston, South Carolina. They began dating the fall of 1990 and within a few months, Dorothy had moved in with Benjamin. The couple married on December 28, 1991, and for the first few months they were happy, but Dorothy's outbursts soon began and turned into violence. (He claims that Dorothy had two sides: a bright and vivacious side in public, and a dark and moody side when she was with him - and she also had had several temper tantrums.) One night, Benjamin remembers awaking to find Dorothy banging her head on the wall for no apparent reason, and by October 1992 he filed for divorce.
On May 6, 1993, Savanna Catherine Todd was born and a battle of visitation rights soon began. A representative from the court was asked to protect the baby's interests. Dorothy and Benjamin both underwent psychiatric evaluations. Benjamin was given full custody after Dorothy was determined to have bi-polar disorder, but she was given visitation rights every other weekend.
On Friday, April 22, 1994, Dorothy picked up Savanna from Benjamin's mother's house for her fifth visit. The next day, Dorothy asked a friend for a ride to downtown Charleston. She and Savanna have not been seen since. Dorothy was helped in her flight by the Children of the Underground, which was an organization that helped mothers take their children away from supposedly abusive husbands, although Benjamin Todd denied this. There have been several sightings of Dorothy and Savannah since 1994, but they have never been located. Dorothy is wanted for unlawful flight and violating a custody order. Benjamin is offering a $5000 reward for information in the case.
Suspects: Dorothy Barnett
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the October 20, 1995 episode.
Results: Solved - Details coming up
- Savanna Todd at Charley Project
- Savanna Todd at Missing Kids
- Savanna Todd at Child-Quest
- Savanna Todd at Children of the Underground Watch
- Savanna Todd at Project Jason
- Savannah Todd Found