Helen Joyce Rawley

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Above Images: Rawley, circa 2003


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 4, 2003 from College Park, Maryland
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 75 or 76 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'5, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. White hair, brown eyes. Rawley goes by her middle name, Joyce.
  • Medical Conditions: Rawley has suffered two strokes which have impaired her speaking, writing, and hearing skills. She is on several medications and cannot be without them for a long period of time. She also has to wear a colostomy bag as the result of her condition. Rawley was, however, otherwise in good health at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rawley was last seen between 6:45 and 7:00 a.m. on June 4, 2003, at her home in the 4600 block of Knox Road in College Park, Maryland. Her tenant, who has rented a room in her house for eight years, saw her sitting on the porch as he returned home from his job. Rawley has lived with her adult son since the 2001 death of her husband. Her son returned home from his foreman job at 3:30 p.m. and found his mother missing. The lights were off in the home and there was no indication that there had been a robbery. Rawley's purse was left behind when she vanished.

    Rawley has never been heard from again. Her son says she has not left the house by herself, except to get the mail, since suffering her strokes. Police dogs tracked her scent out the front door, which her son says she never used, to the corner of the block, but they could not go further than that. Rawley enjoys reading paperback novels and gardening. She owns a beach house in Annapolis, Maryland, but has not been there since her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved. Foul play is not suspected, but police are unsure what happened to her.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Prince George's County Police Department

    Prince George's County Crime Solvers


    Source Information
    The Diamondback
    NBC 4


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