Updated January 14, 2024; Posted January 14, 2024
In a disturbing turn of events, Yoland Washington, a 51-year-old man, has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of Deundrea Ford. The 21-year-old Ford was last seen leaving work in Houston, Texas on September 22, 2023, with Washington, who was previously unidentified. Court documents reveal Washington’s extensive history of violence against women, making him a prime suspect in this case. He is currently being held in the Dallas County Jail.
Deundrea Ford, born on October 24, 2001, was a young woman with a four-year-old son. At the time of her disappearance, she had been working as a dancer at Diva’s Bikini Sports Bar & Grill in east Houston for only two weeks. On the fateful night of September 21, 2023, a relative dropped her off at the bar, and she mentioned to her ride home that she would be leaving with someone else.
Surveillance footage from the bar revealed that Deundrea left with an unknown male and got into a white GMC Savana van in the parking lot between 1 am and 2 am. They sat in the van for over an hour before driving off. It remains unclear whether she left willingly or not. Witnesses reported seeing the unidentified male buying her drinks earlier in the evening and interacting with other women who seemed familiar with him.
Deundrea’s family became concerned when she failed to contact her four-year-old son, as it was highly uncharacteristic of her to disappear without a trace. In a shocking twist, it was later revealed that Deundrea was a witness in a capital murder case, where she was present in a car during a fatal shooting. Four defendants in that case were issued a no-contact order with Deundrea, and one of them was killed by police while being served a murder warrant. The other three remain incarcerated without bond.
The investigation into Deundrea Ford’s disappearance is ongoing, and the Houston Police Department considers it an active case. The police spokesperson did not provide further details, but it is clear that they are dedicated to finding answers and bringing justice to Deundrea and her family.
The disappearance of Deundrea Ford has sent shockwaves through the community, leaving many concerned for her safety and well-being. As the investigation continues, it is crucial for anyone with information to come forward and assist the authorities in their efforts to solve this mysterious case..