Eleanor C. Parker
Parker, approximately 1981
Date reported missing : 11/10/1981
Missing location (approx) :
East Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 12/06/1962 (58)
Age at the time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A matching maroon tweed skirt, blouse and blazer, and maroon suede boots OR jeans and a gray Lee High School football shirt with a blue football in the center.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Parker was last seen in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana on November 10, 1981. She stopped at her parents' home in the Southdowns neighborhood to pick up some winter clothing, and was last seen driving in the direction of her apartment, which was on Gardere Lane.
One of Parker's former classmates claims to have seen her and spoken to her at the Cortana Mall on November 14, four days after she left her parents' home. The witness said Parker was wearing jeans and a gray Lee High School shirt with a blue football in the center. This sighting has never been confirmed.
On November 18, her 1975 Ford Maverick was found parked alongside the road at North and North 17th Streets, near Goudchaux's, which is where Parker was employed at the time that she vanished. Her clothes were neatly folded in the trunk. There was no sign of a struggle at the scene.
Parker had moved into an apartment in East Baton Rouge with three female roomates shortly before her disappearance, and was planning to attend Louisiana State University the following spring. She is missing under suspicious circumstances; foul play is suspected in her case.
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East Baton Rouge County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Doe Network
LSU Reveille Online
Louisiana Missing Persons
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October 12, 2004. May 21, 2019; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : updated.
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