Florence Anne Coker
Coker, approximately 1981
Date reported missing : 07/18/1981
Missing location (approx) :
Crystal River, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/15/1949 (72)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 125 pounds
Medical conditions : Coker's husband stated she has a drinking problem and may have been depressed at the time of her disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Coker has a crescent-shaped scar over her left eyebrow. Her nickname is Florrie.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Coker was last seen in Crystal River, Florida on July 18, 1981. Her husband stated she simply left home after an argument. She apparently packed her makeup and other personal belongings, along with about $1,000 in cash, and drove away from her home on County Road 486 sometime between 2:30 and 5:00 p.m. She has never been heard from again. Her husband reported her missing two days later.
On July 29, Coker's husband found her bronze two-door 1979 Chevrolet Malibu in a public parking lot near the Bayfront Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. There was no sign of her at the scene and none of her possessions were there. Her checkbook was left behind at home, and she didn't take any money from her bank account.
Coker left behind a young son by a previous relationship. He lived with his grandparents because he didn't get along with his stepfather, and he was away visiting his father in New York when Coker disappeared.
Her family doesn't believe she would have left without telling her son, or that she would have abandoned her parents; her father had heart problems and she was very concerned about him. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Citrus County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The St. Petersburg Times
The Ocala Star-Banner
The Tampa Bay Times
October 12, 2004. March 17, 2018; picture added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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