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South Side trans woman reported missing
by Gretchen Rachel Hammond
2017-03-20

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A South Side transgender woman Sherry Nicholas ( AKA Sherry Berry ) has been reported missing for the second time since her first disappearance in April 2015.

According to the Chicago Police Department ( CPD ), Berry was last seen in the area of 7900 S. Marquette Ave. on March 9 and may need medical treatment.

Her father, Jerry Nicholas, told Windy City Times that both friends and family members are extremely worried for his daughter's safety.

"She is addicted to alcohol," Nicholas said. "She's been found on the streets unconscious because of that and she gets into stranger's cars. We're worried that she's got hurt. Last month on Valentine's Day she was with some guy. We don't know who he was, but she got a black eye from it."

He added that the phone Sherry carried has been disconnected.

"She's not calling anyone so it makes us think that the worst has happened," Nicholas said. "Nobody who knows her as heard from her. The CPD haven't come up with anything either. They haven't assigned a detective to the case yet."

Nicholas is appealing for the public's help in locating her.

Sherry had brain surgery in at Rush Hospital on April 25, 2015. She vanished from the facility in early May and was located a week later living at her Aunt's house on the North Side.

However, Nicholas says, this time, Sherry is not with her aunt.

"This is different because usually she calls someone," he said. "But no one is getting a call from her and it's been 10 days now."

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Sherry Nicholas is asked to call Area South Special Victims Unit at 312-847-7274.


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