Above: Emily Sawyer in 1988 (left) and an age-progressed image to 26, circa 2009 (right)

Emily Michelle Sawyer

Last seen in Toledo, Ohio on April 1, 1988

Vital statistics: White female. Born on April 6, 1983. Brown hair, blue eyes. She may use the last names "Sinkey," "Cergoli" and/or "Cerogol." Was four at the time.

Circumstances: She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Carol Melinda Sawyer. Photos of her are unavailable. She is a white female who was born on September 3, 1954; she was 33 years old at the time. She may use the alias last names "Cergoli," "Cerogol," or "Sinkey." Her father, Daniel Sawyer, had custody at the time. They are believed to be assisted by the group Children of the Underground, who claim to hide women and children that are supposedly being abused by spouses or parents. Lucas County, Ohio has issued a minor warrant for Emily's return. No charges have been filed against the mother. While her father is no longer actively searching for her, her paternal grandparents hope she will return home one day.

If you have any information as to Emily's whereabouts, please contact the Toledo Police Department at 419-245-3340. Any information received can be kept confidential.


Information used to compile this case file came from the following sources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
The Doe Network
Children of the Underground Watch
Ohio Missing Children
NewsLibrary
Toledo Free Press
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
Our Missing Children (site now defunct)

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