BIRTH: May 25, 1993
DEATH: July 24, 1993
Jamaree, 2 months, and his mother, Cheryl Lewrisey Coleman, were visiting Cheryl’s brother and left in the early morning hours. Her brother offered to give her a ride but she declined saying she would walk. Jamaree and his mother were last seen at a gas station and they apparently got into a truck driven by a drifter, Carl Harris.
Cheryl’s body was discovered at approximately six hours after she was last seen, in Academy Creek, several blocks from her brother’s home. The creek is infested with snakes and alligators. Authorities determined Cheryl died as the result of a homicide. Her body was nude and had been mutilated. There was no sign of Jamaree at the scene, but his baby carrier and blanket were left behind.
Carl Harris stated he killed Cheryl in a wooded area and then left Jamaree at the edge of Academy Creek after he put Cheryl’s body in the water. It is believed Jamaree was swept away by high tides.
Carl Harris was charged with both Cheryl and Jamaree’s homicides and pleaded guilty to the crimes. He was sentenced to two terms of life in prison without parole, plus twenty years for assault.
Jamaree is still listed as missing; as his body has never been found.