Iva Mildred Foss
Foss, approximately 1960; Ford sedan
Date reported missing : 11/20/1960
Missing location (approx) :
Johnstown, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/30/1901 (120)
Age at the time of disappearance: 59 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A long gray coat. Carrying a blue train case, a small boxlike piece of luggAge at the time of disappearance: containing toiletries.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair. Foss may wear prescription eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Foss was last seen in Johnstown, New York on November 20, 1960. She was driving a green Ford sedan with New Hampshire license plates at the time; a photo of the car is posted with this case summary. After her disappearance, her car was found dumped on a side street in Johnstown.
Authorities got a tip that believe Foss was shot to death in a leather goods/wool manufacturing shop during an altercation with her ex-boyfriend's wife. Her body was reportedly dumped in a disused mica mine in New Hampshire. However, the police are not sure whether this story is credible, and Foss's remains have never been recovered.
Springfield, Massachusetts police are investigating Foss's case. It remains unsolved.
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Springfield Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. March 22, 2020; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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