Dixie Lee Arensen
Arensen, approximately 1968
Date reported missing : 08/25/1968
Missing location (approx) :
Los Angeles, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 01/01/1948 (73)
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A royal blue empire-style dress with three-quarter length sleeves, olive-brown shoes with a medium heel, a yellow gold engAge at the time of disappearance: ment ring with a 1/3rd carat diamond and a matching wedding band with a small diamond.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Arensen wears eyeglasses and cannot see well without them. Her eyeglasses were left behind when she went missing.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Arensen was last seen at Hillcrest Christian Church in the 17500 block of Rinaldi Street in the Grenada Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 25, 1968. She left home to prepare a church bulletin and has never been heard from again.
Arensen's blue car was found parked outside the church at 9:15 a.m. Her keys were in the church office, her eyeglasses were on the office floor, and the electric typewriter was running. There no indications of a struggle. Arensen's olive-brown 14-inch-long envelope style purse disappeared with her. There has been no activity on her checking account since her disappearance, and her passport was left behind. She would not have been able to see well without her glasses.
Arensen got married only two months before she disappeared and resided with her husband in the 10800 block of Zelzah Avenue in Los Angeles. Her husband was an associate youth minister at the church. She did not normally prepare church bulletins on Sundays, but on Thursdays and Fridays.
Arensen's father theorized that someone followed her to the church office and attacked her there. No suspects have ever been named in her disappearance, and her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Los Angeles Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Doe Network
The San Diego Union-Tribune
5 October 12, 2004. December 9, 2012; picture added.
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