Martha Lavonne Evans

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Left: Evans, circa 1978
(twelve years prior to her disappearance);
Right: Evans, circa 1990

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 10, 1990 from Knappa, Oregon
  • Classification: Missing
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'4, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Dark brown hair, brown eyes. Evans has an appendectomy scar and a hysterectomy scar on her abdomen. Her ears are pierced one time each in the lobe. She has a tattoo on the back of her left shoulder of seven roses and a banner saying "Daddy", a tattoo on the outside of her right ankle of a dragon with a banner saying "Penny", and a tattoo of a tiger on her abdomen. The tiger tattoo covers her appendectomy scar and its claws touch the hysterectomy scar. Evans's maiden name is Benthin.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A strapless, backless maroon and black silk and lace dress, a short black leather jacket, black nylon stockings, black heels, and twisted gold hoop earrings.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Evans was last seen leaving the High Climber Room lounge in Knappa, Oregon at 9:30 p.m. on February 10, 1990. She had served as a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding that day, and after the ceremony the wedding party went to the lounge. Evans locked her purse inside the trunk of the bride's car and spent a short time inside the lounge before she told her friends she had to make a quick trip to Warrenton, Oregon and would be back in an hour. She left without taking her purse and has never been heard from again.

    Evans's vehicle, a borrowed brown 1984 Ford Ranger pickup truck with numerous dents, a 7-Up sticker in the window, and the Oregon license plate number PNB116, disappeared with her and has never been found. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Oregon State Police
    503-325-5515

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    Facebook Page for Martha Evans
    Porchlight International for the Missing & Unidentified
    Victims News Online

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 12, 2017; distinguishing characteristics, clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.

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