Dixie May Forrester
Forrester, approximately 1971
Date reported missing : 07/11/1971
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/10/1939 (81)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 112 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Forrester had several teeth knocked out in a car accident in 1964; she wears upper and lower dentures as a result. Her hair was cut short at the time of her disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Forrester was last seen on the evening of July 11, 1971, when she dropped her six-year-old daughter daughter off at a cousin's home in Springfield, Missouri. She was supposed to go meet her ex-husband. She has never been heard from again.
Her 1955 Chevrolet was found abandoned that same night, near the intersection of Atlantic Street and Missouri Avenue, which is close to her ex-husband's home.
Forrester's ex-husband was arrested and held for questioning in her disappearance, but he refused to take a polygraph and after several hours of questioning he was released. He is now deceased. Forrester's case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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