Valerie Ann Larkin
Larkin, approximately 1985
Date reported missing : 02/01/1985
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 02/15/1947 (74)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 120 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Larkin's teeth are in poor condition. She has a large chip in one of her upper front teeth, as well as a slight overbite.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Larkin left her home and traveled by bus en route to Virginia sometime between February and May in 1985. She was in Needles, California when she called her parents and told them she'd lost her bus ticket. Her parents wired her some money so she could continue her journey.
Larkin has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.
Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies give the date of Larkin's disappearance as December 31, 1985.
Other information and links : ncy
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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