Iwuna Faye Tipton
Tipton, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 01/01/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Smith Grove, Kentucky
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/26/1941 (80)
Age at the time of disappearance: 70 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'8, 240 - 260 pounds
Medical conditions : Tipton may be depressed and suicidal.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Graying brown hair, blue eyes. Tipton may spell her first name "Iwana" or go by her middle name, Faye.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Tipton initially disappeared from Smith Grove, Kentucky on June 1, 1998, after a disagreement with her sister, whom she lived with. Her sister went to work that day, and when she came home, Tipton was gone.
She was known to have been in Fulton County, Georgia sometime in 2012, and may have since traveled to Ohio. She has lived in the Kentucky cities of Irvine and Louisville, and worked as a nurse in Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Washington.
Her current whereabouts are unknown. Ohio and Kentucky police are investigating her case.
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Kentucky State Police
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
September 2021 updates and sources
Ohio Attorney General's Office
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