Emma Lee Henderson
Henderson, approximately 1976
Date reported missing : 09/08/1976
Missing location (approx) :
New Orleans, Louisiana
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/30/1952 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'1 - 5'3, 110 - 120 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Henderson may use the first name Mary. She has a gold cap on her front tooth with a star engraved in the center, and she has previously fractured her ankle, which may have a scar as a result. Her hair was in an afro at the time of her disappearance, and she occasionally wears brown wigs.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Henderson was last seen in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 8, 1976. She is from Pascagoula, Mississippi and was visiting her sister, who lived in the 2100 block of Lizardi Street. At about 5:00 p.m. that day, Henderson left the residence with a friend she'd met in Pascagoula, apparently to go back there. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case. Pascagoula police are investigating.
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Pascagoula Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. June 10, 2021; DOB : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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