Linda Rose Grimm

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Grimm, circa 1986;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to an unknown age

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 31, 1986 from Perris, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 11, 1961
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Grimm has a small scar between her eyes, a Caesarean section scar on her abdomen, and a small, white-colored mole on her nose near her left eye. She was a cigarette smoker at the time of her disappearance. Grimm may use the last names Masters, Raby and/or Scheske.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Grimm was last seen in Perris, California on March 31, 1986. Her mother stated that Grimm departed from her residence to purchase a pack of cigarettes and never returned.

    Grimm phoned her mother periodically during the following 18 months. She claimed that she was in Wichita, Kansas and was doing well. Grimm refused to divulge her address and her mother said that her daughter sounded afraid during the conversations. Grimm called her mother for the final time during October 1987 from an unknown location. She said she was living on a farm outside Wichita, Kansas with a truck driver named Robert Masters. She has never been heard from again. In April 1989, Grimm's yellow Ford Pinto was found abandoned in the parking lot of a supermarket on Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach, California.

    There are discrepanies regarding the actual date of Grimm's departure from California. Some agencies list April 1986 or April 5, 1985 as the date of her disappearance. In addition, some organizations may state that Grimm's husband was the last person to see her in California. Her case remains unsolved.

    California and Texas authorities are handling Grimm's investigation. Foul play is suspected in her case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Orange County Sheriff's Department
    714-647-7000

    OR
    714-647-7052

    OR
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    800-346-3243

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Orange County Register
    The National Center For Missing Adults
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    The Doe Network
    Whereabouts Still Unknown
    Orange County Sheriff's Department

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 16, 2014; age-progression added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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