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Deshawn Terell Minor

Age 18

Jacksonville, Florida

He would never meet his daughter

He liked posing for pictures with his girlfriend. She was so in love with him that she openly hoped they would have a child one day.

Her wish was granted when their baby girl was born. Unfortunately, he wouldn’t be there. His friends say his daughter looks like his twin. His mother says he lives on through her.

On November 25, 2018, Deshawn Terell Minor’s body was found in the woods behind a baseball field in Beachwood Park in Jacksonville, Florida. The 18-year-old was steps away from a playground.

By Willow Taylor Chiang Yang · Age 16 and Scarlett Liriano Cepin · Age 19
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More than 60 young parents

Luis Flores-Bravo

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Dex Moore

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Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

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Joshua Wright

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Ricardo Del Moro

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Steven Alexander Jr.

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Kyle McGowan

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Aiyonna Clarice Barrett

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Dwight Manning

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Gage Allan Kiser

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Elijah Michael Naranjo

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