Vanita Ann Mayberry
Mayberry, approximately 1997
Date reported missing : 03/06/1997
Missing location (approx) :
Fort Worth, Texas
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 10/31/1966 (54)
Age at the time of disappearance: 30 years old
Height / Weight : 5'1 - 5'6, 180 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Mayberry has scars on both of her wrists, cigarette burn scars on both of her legs and two small brown birthmarks on her back. She has an I-shaped scar on her right cheek. Her first name may be spelled "Vannita."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Mayberry was last seen at a diner in Fort Worth, Texas during the early morning hours of March 6, 1997. She called one of her friends and requested a ride home. Mayberry's friend reported that she was crying during the conversation. Mayberry has never been heard from again. She was driving a gray 1989 Hyundai Accent with the Texas license plate number GFF06N. Her vehicle has not been located.
Mayberry's family members told authorities that she was in good spirits and enjoyed her job at the time of her disappearance. She was involved with minor law infractions in 1997, but her relatives said she was working to clear her record.
Mayberry resided in a mobile home in Saginaw, Texas. Her four dogs were discovered unattended and her television set was turned on shortly after she disappeared. Her family members said that it is uncharacteristic for Mayberry to leave her pets unsupervised. Her case remains unsolved.
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Tarrant County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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