Clare Faulkner Ales
Ales, approximately 1991
Date reported missing : 01/19/1991
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/20/1912 (108)
Age at the time of disappearance: 78 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 170 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Gray hair, blue eyes. Ales wears prescription eyeglasses. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ales was last seen walking near her home Batesville, Mississippi at 11:00 a.m. on January 14, 1991. Police went to her house on Kyle Road on January 19, after her postal carrier notified them that her mailbox had filled up.
There were no indications of a disturbance at the home and nothing was missing, but Ales has never been heard from again. She left a coffee cup and a container of butter on the table, and food on the stove. Authorities stated it looked like she had eaten breakfast and was starting to prepare lunch when she left the house for some reason.
Ales didn't own a vehicle, and she had no health problems or mental issues that could explain her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Batesville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The DeSoto Times Tribune
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October 12, 2004. March 14, 2019; Height / Weight : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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