Hermine Paula Lohninger
Lohninger, approximately 1987
Date reported missing : 08/07/1987
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 12/12/1906 (114)
Age at the time of disappearance: 80 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 120 pounds
Medical conditions : Lohninger suffers from Alzheimer's Disease.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Graying brown hair, blue eyes. Lohninger speaks with a pronounced German accent. She has scars on her right ankle and left elbow, as well as an old fracture.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lohninger was last seen in Fairfax, Virginia on August 7, 1987. She has never been heard from again. Her daughter reported her missing after she realized several days' worth of mail had accumulated at Lohninger's townhouse in the 5500 block of Ridgeton Hill Court.
Foul play is not suspected in Lohninger's disappearance. She was declared legally dead in 1994. She is a naturalized German citizen.
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Fairfax County Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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