Tina Louise Layton
Layton, approximately 1990
Date reported missing : 06/07/1990
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/27/1971 (50)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 110 - 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black skirt, a black blouse, a black suede jacket, and black shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Layton was a prostitute at the time of her disappearance. Her boyfriend dropped her off on Auburn Boulevard in Sacramento, California on June 7, 1990. She had been working in that area for the past several months.
She was last seen entering a customer's white four-door 1980s model vehicle with a dark interior, possibly a Toyota or a Nissan. She has never been heard from again.
Layton grew up in Sacramento and graduated from Vista Nueva High School. She also worked as a telemarketer at the time of her disappearance, and planned to continue her education at American River College. She had previously lived in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Layton's family says she was close to them and it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning; they and the police believe she possibly met with foul play. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Sacramento County Sheriffs Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Doe Network
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October 12, 2004. July 9, 2010; two pictures added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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