Cynthia Robin Gooding

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Left and Center: Cynthia, circa 1974;
Right: Age-progression to age 53 (circa 2011)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 20, 1974 from Marathon, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 23, 1958
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 100 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Cynthia has a scar on her left eyebrow. Her ears are pierced. Her nicknames are Cindy and Cindi Robin.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cynthia and her friend, Teresa Alfonso, were dropped off at the now-defunct Marathon Movie Theater in Marathon, Florida on August 20, 1974. They planned to hitchhike to a party that day. Neither of the girls has been seen again.

    Cynthia's loved ones describe her as a typical teen who enjoyed water-skiing in 1974. She had moved from her mother's Portsmouth, Virginia home to Florida to be closer to her father and older brothers. Investigators initially believed Cynthia and Teresa had run away from home, as one of them had a history of such behavior. They are no longer thought to have left of their own volition, however.

    The police file for the girls was destroyed in a fire sometime after they vanished. Cynthia has four brothers, one of whom is now deceased, and one sister. Her case and Teresa's remain unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Monroe County Sheriff's Office
    305-289-2430

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    The Key West Citizen
    The Virginian-Pilot
    NamUs
    CBS 4

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 12, 2012; age-progression updated.

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