Terrie Lynn Hefner
Hefner, approximately 1984
Date reported missing : 04/01/1984
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/11/1964 (56)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5 - 5'7, 120 - 130 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. One of Hefner's upper front teeth may have been chipped at the time of her 1984 disappearance. She has a mole on her right cheek and a bump on her nose. Hefner may use the last name Davis.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hefner was last seen in Dallas, Texas sometime during the first week of May, 1984. She had reportedly gotten involved with a married co-worker at the Friendship Ford Dealership in Carrollton, Texas. The man wanted to take Hefner to San Jose, California to rent an apartment.
Sometime during the first week of May, Hefner borrowed a male friend's car. That same night, she returned it. Her friend heard a car driving away, and when he woke up, Hefner was gone. She has never been heard from again.
It's possible that Hefner traveled to Louisiana after she was last seen. Her whereabouts remain unknown.
Other information and links : ncy
Flomaton Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
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