Winifred Joan Matronia
Matronia, approximately 2002
Date reported missing : 01/01/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 10/24/1943 (77)
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 140 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair. Matronia's left eye is blue and her right eye is brown. Four of her teeth are missing and she has crowns or fillings in all but one of the remaining ones.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Matronia was last seen in Laurel, Maryland on January 1, 2000. She has never been heard from again. She was reported missing by an aunt in August, eight months later.
When authorities checked Matronia's apartment in the 8000 block of Ashford Boulevard, all her personal belongings, including her personal documents, car and credit cards were there, and her bank accounts had not been touched.
Matronia was retired from the C&P Telephone company at the time of her disappearance. She may be in Florida or in the Caribbean. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Laurel Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Maryland Missing Persons Network
The Laurel Leader
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