Constance Oceal Wooten
Wooten, approximately 1997
Date reported missing : 05/26/1997
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 35 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'3, 140 - 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A green windbreaker jacket and brown pants.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Brown/red hair, gray eyes. Wooten's nickname is Connie.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wooten was last seen in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 26, 1997. That afternoon, she went to a Wendy's fast food restaurant on Baum Boulevard to fill out a job application. She was last seen near a friend's house in the 200 block of north Graham Street, half a mile away.
Wooten's friend saw her get into a car; the driver was a man Wooten had known for years and had a "volatile" relationship with. This man refused to cooperate with the investigation into her disappearance.
Foul play is suspected in Wooten's case. Authorities believe her remains may not be recoverable. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
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