Betty Jean Toepfer
Toepfer, approximately 2015; Toepfer on the day of her disappearance
Date reported missing : 04/08/2015
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 12/01/1927 (93)
Age at the time of disappearance: 87 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 115 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A teal and black zip-up jacket, dark-colored pants and black and white Converse shoes. Carrying a medium-sized black purse with two black shoulder straps. Photos of Toepfer on the day of her disappearance is posted with this case summary.
Medical conditions : Toepfer is hearing-impaired and uses a hearing aid. She was showing signs of dementia prior to her disappearance, but was still functional.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue/green eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Toepfer was last seen in Riverside, California on April 8, 2015. She boarded an RTA (Riverside Transit Age at the time of disappearance: ncy) bus at Vernon Avenue and Mission Boulevard in Jurupa Valley that morning, then got off at the downtown Riverside terminal on University Avenue. She was last seen heading east towards Market Street on foot. She has never been heard from again.
Toepfer had dreamed of becoming a nurse, but was unable to because she had seven children. She was still interested in nursing and health, however, and enjoyed reading medical journals and articles on health care. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren described her as outgoing, friendly and loving.
She didn't drive and normally used a bus for transportation. was very active for her Age at the time of disappearance: and enjoyed going to senior centers in Jurupa Valley and Riverside, as well as shopping in downtown Riverside. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Riverside County Sheriff-s Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
Facebook pageheader for Betty Toepfer
Missing Persons of America
Interactive Missing Person Search Map