Eubah G. Thornton
Thornton, approximately 1984
Date reported missing : 02/14/1984
Missing location (approx) :
Winter Haven, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/05/1913 (107)
Age at the time of disappearance: 70 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4 - 5'6, 125 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A long-sleeved blue or avocado-green dress, a white sweater and beige shoes.
Medical conditions : Thornton was suffering from loss of memory and disorientation at the time of her disappearance and may have had Alzheimer's Disease. She suffers from hardening of the arteries, wears a pacemaker and is supposed to take three different kinds of medication which she doesn't have with her.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Gray hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Thornton was last seen in Winter Haven, Florida on February 14, 1984. She drove her tan 1981 Pontiac LeMans with the Florida license plate number LNC466 to drop her husband off at work. Her husband called the police when she didn't pick him up at 2:00 p.m. that day.
Thornton has never been heard from again. The next day, her car was found locked and abandoned, stuck in the mud in a rural pasture off Southport Road near Kissimmee, Florida. This was about 25 miles from her home. Authorities believe she may have become disoriented and driven aimlessly until she couldn't drive anymore.
In March, a hunter found Thornton's umbrella and purse with identification on an island in a swampy area near Lake Hatchineha, about two miles from where her car was discovered. Searchers also found a pair of eyeglasses believed to be hers.
Thornton herself has never been located; her case remains unsolved. She is presumed to have died shortly after her disappearance.
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Osceola County Sheriff's Office
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The Doe Network
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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