Townsend, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 03/30/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/21/1941 (79)
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 125 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A brown outfit and brown shoes.
Medical conditions : Townsend suffers from depression.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Townsend wears her hair styled in a bun or a short to medium-length afro. She wears eyeglasses with large frames.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Townsend was last seen in Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 30, 1998. She walked away from her home and never returned. She has never been heard from again. Townsend didn't have access to a vehicle at the time of her disappearance, and all her bank cards and medical cards were left behind. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Chattanooga Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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