Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Breasia Terrell's disappearance: A timeline

Breasia Terrell's disappearance: A timeline

  • Updated
  • 0

July 10, 2020: Breasia was last seen late Thursday, July 9 or in the early hours of Friday, July 10, 2020 in the 2700 block of East 53rd Street. She had been visiting Henry Dinkins with her brother. She was reported missing and the Davenport Police Department searched Credit Island. Dinkins was taken into custody.

July 11, 2020: Henry Earl Dinkins, 47, was in Scott County Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond for a sex offender violation, a class D felony. The charge is not related to Breasia's disappearance.

July 14, 2020: Police named Henry Dinkins a person of interest in Breasia's disappearance. Davenport Police  asked the public about Dinkins' whereabouts in the Quad Cities from 10 p.m. Thursday, July 9 to noon Friday, July 10.

July 16, 2020: The search for Breasia begins in to Clinton County.

July 20, 2020: Investigators end the search in Clinton County.

July 25, 2020: Dinkins is wanted in Bureau County, Illinois on two counts of manufacturing and delivering more than two pounds of meth. The reward for information leading to an arrest or tips that lead to finding Breasia is increased to $13,500.

Aug. 8, 2020: During the Moore Divahs Dare 2/B Me Fashion Show at the Golden Leaf Banquet and Convention Center in Davenport, Aishia Lankford, Breasia's mother, said she wrote four letters to Dinkins.

Aug. 13, 2020: Originally charged with one count of sex offender registrations, Scott County prosecutors added two more sex offender registration violations against Henry Earl Dinkins and in court documents said it intends to seek enhanced sentencing under the habitual offender code. Dinkins entered a plea of not guilty and demanded a speedy trial. He has not been charged with Breasia’s disappearance.

Aug. 31, 2020: Henry Dinkins is moved from Scott County Jail to Clinton County Jail.

Nov. 14 and 15, 2020: Breasia's family organized a two-day march in Davenport to continue to raise awareness about the case. Breasia's mother, Aishia Lankford, expressed frustration with rumors about her daughter's disappearance.

Dec. 4, 2020: Breasia's 11th birthday. The FBI's Omaha, Nebraska office renewed efforts to generate leads in the case, asking for information and offering a $10,000 reward.

Dec. 10, 2020: In a press conference, Sikorski said investigators are working the case and asked for any additional information about Breasia's disappearance from the public.

March 10, 2020: Breasia was featured on a one-hour special on Investigation Discovery titled "In Pursuit: The Missing."

March 22, 2021: Two fishermen find human remains near in a nearly-hidden pond three miles north of DeWitt.

March 23, 2021: Investigators from the Division of Criminal Investigation finish removing the remains from the pond and police hold a press briefing announcing the discovery.

March 31, 2021: Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski delivers what he calls "heart-breaking news" and confirms the remains found outside of DeWitt are those of Breasia Terrell.


Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News