Charlotte Elaine Brown
Charlotte, approximately 1973
Date reported missing : 04/05/1973
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 01/24/1944 (77)
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 105 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A red waist-length jacket, a gray sweater and blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Charlotte's maiden name is Mains. Her previous married names are Gobble and Kelly.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Charlotte was last seen when her friend dropped her off at a Rapid Transit station on 55th Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio on April 5, 1973. She has never been heard from again. She left behind three children.
Charlotte's husband, Morris Albert Brown, was previously married to Darcy Brown, who disappeared in 1964. Darcy's children stated they witnessed Morris stab her to death. Her body has never been found.
No charges were ever brought in Darcy's presumed homicide or Charlotte's disappearance. Morris is now deceased.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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