Donna Teresa Cupido
Cupido, approximately 2004; Cupido's vehicle
Date reported missing : 10/21/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/19/1959 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 44 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A flannel button-up shirt and slacks.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, green eyes. Cupido wears eyeglasses for reading. She has a three-inch scar on her left knee and a tattoo of a butterfly in purple and dark blue ink on the back of her right shoulder. Her ears both have three piercings.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Cupido was last seen dropping her daughter off at Tishomingo County High School in the vicinity of the 700 block of Highway 72 in Iuka, Mississippi on October 21, 2004. Her daughter said Cupido was behaving normally that morning and promised to pick her up after school was over.
Cupido never picked her daughter up as scheduled and has never been heard from again. Her silver two-door 2001 Kia SportAge at the time of disappearance: was later found abandoned behind the Apostolic Church on Highway 72 East in Iuka. Photographs of the vehicle are posted with this case summary.
Cupido's family believes she met with foul play, as it is uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. She was having an extramarital affair at the time of her disappearance; both her husband and her lover took lie detector tests and passed. Her case remains unsolved; the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are unknown.
Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies state that Cupido was last seen at the Wooden Nickel Restaurant in Cherokee, Alabama. She is originally from Canada and still has relatives living in that country.
Other information and links : ncy
Tishomingo County Sheriff's Office
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation
September 2021 updates and sources
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