Elizabeth Ann Thomas
Thomas, approximately 2007
Date reported missing : 05/04/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/06/1965 (55)
Age at the time of disappearance: 41 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 150 pounds
Medical conditions : Thomas has stents placed in her legs to treat peripheral artery disease, and she has a history of drug abuse. She is classified as disabled.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Thomas's ears and right nostril are pierced. Her left upper front tooth is missing. She has the following tattoos: a unicorn on her right arm, the Tasmanian Devil cartoon character on the left side of her chest, the name "Liz" on her right hand, the name "Shelly" on her upper arm, and flowers and the word "bitch" on her right upper thigh. Thomas may use the last name Toman. She may have had a partial hysterctomy.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Thomas was last heard from when she spoke to an acquaintance on the telephone at approximately 8:00 a.m. on May 4, 2007. She was at her residence in the 5200 block of Airport Square Lane in Richmond, Virginia.
Thomas's friend went to the home that evening and found her gone. She has never been heard from again. All of her belongings were left behind, and she did not pick up her disability check. Few details are available in her case.
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Henrico County Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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