Jennifer Jill Mattes
Mattes, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 03/03/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Brooklyn, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 42 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5 - 5'7, 125 - 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black down coat with white trim, jeans, black Nike shoes or ankle-high Timberland hiking boots or green Puma sneakers, and a Timex digital watch. Possibly carrying a rough brown leather backpack with a colorful design of a brain.
Medical conditions : Mattes is mentally ill. She is a dependent adult.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Gray hair, blue eyes. Mattes is nearsighted and wears eyeglasses with silver rims. Her eyelids may be slightly puffy due to allergies.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Mattes was last seen in the New York City borough of Brooklyn on March 3, 2011. She disappeared from a group home for mentally ill individuals and has never been heard from again.
Mattes was carrying $75 in cash at the time of her disappearance. She has a history of running away and taking the bus west to places like St. Louis, Missouri, Chicago, Illinois, or Omaha, Nebraska, then returning to New York with help from her parents. She had never been gone for longer than a week before, however. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
New York Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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