Shirley Mae Hunt
Hunt, approximately 2007
Date reported missing : 06/19/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 06/15/1935 (86)
Age at the time of disappearance: 72 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A long-sleeved blue terrycloth pullover shirt, a white short-sleeved shirt with black trim, light denim culottes or capri pants, brown White Mountain loafers, a pearl and diamond ring, and a ring with approximately seven diamonds.
Medical conditions : Hunt was in the late stAge at the time of disappearance: s of Alzheimer's Disease at the time of her disappearance. She may be disoriented as a result of her condition and may be in need of medical attention.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. White hair, hazel eyes. Hunt wears a partial denture plate and eyeglasses with gold wire frames and blue edges. She has pierced ears. Hunt broke her leg as a child.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hunt was last seen walking down County Road 454, half a mile from her home in Henderson, Texas at 3:00 p.m. on June 19, 2007. She went for a walk there almost every day. Children getting off the school bus saw Hunt walking, and after she turned the corner, another man saw her. She never returned home and has never been heard from again, and an extensive search of the area turned up no sign of her.
Hunt left behind her purse. Authorities believe she may have become disoriented and wandered away or was picked up by a passing motorist. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Rusk County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Tyler Morning Telegraph
KLTV 7 Tyler
The Henderson Daily News
United Response Search
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