Carol Jane Edwards
Edwards, approximately 1981
Date reported missing : 01/02/1981
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/24/1955 (65)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 102 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Tan pants and blue shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, green/hazel eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Edwards was last seen leaving her station editor job at TV Guide in downtown Seattle, Washington on January 2, 1981. She was probably en route to her apartment in the 500 block of north 167th Street. She probably did arrive there, as her coat and car keys were later found at her home. She has never been heard from again.
Edwards wasn't leading a high-risk lifestyle in 1981, and she was a dependable employee and involved in a steady relationship. She normally took the bus to and from work. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance, but few details are available.
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October 12, 2004. December 26, 2010; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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