One-year-old Vinyette was last seen playing in the seventh-floor hallway of her family's apartment building at Robert Taylor Homes (which was located in the 5000 block of South Federal Street; it has since been demolished) in Chicago, Illinois on June 25, 1983.
Viynette's parents left her in the care of her grandmother the evening of her disappearance while they went to a drive-in movie. There were an estimated 50 people were in the hallway when Vinette's grandmother left her alone for a few minutes to answer a phone call.
When her grandmother returned, Vinette was gone and has never been heard from again. Investigators believe that she was abducted by a non-family member.