Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Ke'Shaun was allegedly abducted from his residence by an unknown black female.
The suspect was believed to be between the ages of 35-40 years old and uses the alias "Virginia Graham."
In 1995, Ke'Shaun's mother, Tina Vanderhorst, was was arrested on charges that she sold her toddler son to a stranger for $500, then used the money to buy crack cocaine.
Vanderhorst pleaded no contest the following year to charges of selling an infant and endangering the welfare of a child. She did not then challenge charges that she sold her then 2-year-old son for $500 and then bought the cocaine.
At her January 1997 sentencing hearing, however, Vanderhorst claimed that she did not sell her son to buy cocaine, but admitted she gave the boy to a stranger who came to her door. She testified that the woman who came to her house claimed to be from the city Department of Human Services. Vanderhorst said she gave her son to the woman. She was sentenced to 2 ½ to seven years in prison.
The prosecutor at the time said four of Vanderhorst's seven children were known to be dead: a sickly child who died as an infant; a crack-addicted baby who died less than a month after being born in the 1980s; and two other babies who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Authorities did not know what eventually happened to Ke'Shaun. Vanderhorst, police have said, offered several explanations for her son's disappearance.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Philadelphia Police Department
The Philadelphia Inquirer