Dorothy Catherine Davidson
Davidson, approximately 1986; Age when reported missing: 62 (approximately 2008); Davidson's twin sister in 2008
Date reported missing : 08/10/1986
Missing location (approx) :
Winter Park, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 10/04/1946 (74)
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 170 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Davidson had bEthnicity : s on her teeth at the time of her disappearance. She wears eyeglasses. Her nickname is Dottie. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Davidson was last seen in Winter Park, Florida on August 10, 1986. She lived in the 5300 block of Lanyard Court. She has never been heard from again. The next day, when she didn't show up for work at Southern Bell in Orlando, Florida, her coworkers called her twin sister. Davidson's sister notified police of her disappearance that night.
Police found four .25 caliber shell casings and one .25 caliber bullet on the floor of her residence. One brown and white quilted bedspread and two couch pillows were Missing location (approx) : the house, as were Davidson's keys and purse, but her car was left behind. There were no indications of a struggle. When Davidson's family spoke to friends and neighbors, they discovered a .25 caliber automatic handgun belonging to one of her friends was missing. The gun was a Fie Titan model E27B with the serial number D993573.
Police have identified a suspect in Davidson's case, an acquaintance of hers whom they have not publicly named. She is described as a dependable woman and it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Investigators believe she was the victim of a homicide.
Other information and links : ncy
Seminole County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The Orlando Sentinel
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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October 12, 2004. April 27, 2021; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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