Eva Mae Hale
Hale, approximately 1996
Date reported missing : 10/15/1996
Missing location (approx) :
Greene County, Indiana
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/08/1917 (103)
Age at the time of disappearance: 79 years old
Height / Weight : 4'10, 98 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Hale wears eyeglasses. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hale left her Terre Haute, Indiana residence on October 15, 1996 and went to visit her brother's grave to Marco Cemetery on a remote, rural road in Greene County, Indiana. She has never been heard from again.
After her disappearance, her white 1983 Chrysler New Yorker with the Indiana license plate number 84B7883 was found at the cemetery with her purse and money locked inside and her spare set of car keys lying on the ground nearby.
Few details are available in Hale's case. Foul play is suspected.
Other information and links : ncy
Greene County Sheriff's Department
Indiana State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
Indiana Department of Corrections
The Doe Network
The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
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October 12, 2004. May 15, 2016; three pictures, Height / Weight : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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