Cynthia Coon

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Above: Cynthia, circa 1970

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 19, 1970 from Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 24, 1956
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Cynthia has straight teeth with no fillings; prior to her disappearance, she had never received any dental care.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cynthia departed from her family's residence in Washtenaw County, Michigan during the morning hours of January 19, 1970. She was en route to her school in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the time. Cynthia never arrived there as scheduled and has never been seen again.

    Cynthia called her family members on April 1, 1970 and April 2, 1970. She did not know her whereabouts at the time of the two telephone conversations. Cynthia has not been heard from again. Her relatives received an extortion-type phone call on May 5, 1970, nearly four months after she disappeared. There has not been any other communication regarding Cynthia's case since that time.

    Investigators thought Cynthia might have been an unidentified female whose remains were found at a dump in Florida in 1973, but the unidentified victim had crooked teeth and Cynthia's teeth were straight. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
    734-973-7711

    OR
    Washtenaw County Sheriff Dispatch Operations
    734-971-3954

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    Source Information
    Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
    The Miami Herald

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 27, 2006; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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