Doris Ann Brown
Brown, approximately 2006
Date reported missing : 03/16/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4 - 5'6, 145 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly a black watch with a velcro band.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Brown often wears braids in her hair. She has a mole on her left elbow and a long scar near her left eye. She may put her first and middle names together, as in "DorisAnn."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Brown was last seen arguing with someone at the Legacy Inn in Henrico County, Virginia. She lived in a boarding house on Venerable Street in Richmond, Virginia at the time of her disappearance. She got into a white Chevrolet truck and has never been heard from again.
Brown was involved with drugs at the time of her disappearance and often stayed at hotels or on the streets. She had no cellular phone, bank account, car or fixed address, making her very difficult to track. Due to her lifestyle, Brown is considered to be at risk. She left behind five children, and her family doesn't think she would have abandoned them. Her case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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