Cora Christmas McGuirk
McGuirk, approximately 1991
Date reported missing : 07/12/1991
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 12/25/1968 (52)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A burgundy and black snakeskin leather coat, a black shirt, green shorts with black lace, a gold Citizen watch with a white or black band, and a chain that went through her right pinky fingernail to a ring on that finger.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. McGuirk may use the alias names Constance Bruce, Catrina Jackson, Cynthia Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Catrina Jenkins, Cynthia Thompson and/or Pamela Thompson. She has a scar on her right wrist and pierced ears. Her hair was cut short at the time of her disappearance, with an artificial ponytail that hung down to her neck. Her fingernails were manicured and had red polish.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : McGuirk was last seen in Seattle, Washington on July 12, 1991. She dropped out of sight for two days that month, then returned.
Her aunt noticed she was acting oddly and asked if she was in trouble. McGuirk said she was all right, but she asked her aunt to look after her three children if anything happened to her. She left that day and never returned. Her car was later found near Aurora Avenue north.
McGuirk was raised in Chicago, Illinois and graduated high school there in the 1980s. She moved to Washington, took a job at the University of Washington Medical Center gift shop and enrolled in an electrical engineering program at the university.
She eventually quit her job and dropped of school, however, and began disappearing for a couple of days at a time. She was dating a man who was involved with drugs, but it's unclear whether McGuirk herself was using drugs. Her loved ones don't believe she would have willingly abandoned her children. Authorities believe she may have been the victim of a serial killer.
McGuirk's aunt raised her children after she disappeared. Her oldest son, Martell Webster, grew up to be a professional basketball player who played with the Portland Trailblazers.
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Seattle Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
Washington State Missing Persons Search
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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October 12, 2004. May 15, 2010; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Description, clothing, jewerly and more : updated.
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