Billie Lynn Groff
Groff, approximately 1977
Date reported missing : 07/04/1977
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 5'1, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt, blue cut-off jeans and thong sandals.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Groff's maiden name is Cianciolo.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Groff was last seen by her husband near Westview Avenue in Hubbard, Ohio at 7:30 p.m. on July 4, 1977. She lived with her family in the 300 block of Westview Avenue. At 10:00 p.m. that day she was speaking to a friend on the phone when she ended the conversation abruptly, saying, "They are coming up the driveway, I have to go."
It isn't known who Groff meant by "they", but her husband and two children were away from home at the time, attending the city's Independence Day celebration, and didn't return until 11:00 p.m.
It was then that they realized she was missing. Groff left all her clothing and belongings behind and has never been heard from again.
Groff graduated from Farrell High School in Pennsylvania in 1966. Few details are available in her case.
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Hubbard Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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