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11-10-2004, 10:52 AM
COLLEEN VANITA SIMPSON missing 5 Oct 1975 Bedford, IA
COLLEEN VANITA SIMPSON
DOB: Dec 5, 1960
Missing: Oct 5, 1975
Age Now: 43
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 90 lbs (41 kg)
Missing From: BEDFORD, IA, United States
Colleen was last seen at home where she disappeared during the night. She has a scar on her right forearm.
Taylor County Sheriff's Office (Iowa) - Missing Persons Unit 1-712-523-2153
02-19-2006, 10:47 PM
I wonder how much attention this case received in 1975. I grew up in Lenox, Iowa which is about 25-30 minutes from Bedford. My grandfather was on member of the Taylor County Sherriff's posse and he doesn't remember the case or Collen's name at all, neither does my grandma. Really in my opinion unusual, especially since my grandpa remembers everything that ever happened-his memory is scary good. Next time I go back to Lenox I'm going to try to look up the newspaper archives and see what was written.
Bedford is tiny-Bedford has about 1,600 people and it's the county seat. In the whole of Taylor County their's only like 7,000. In recent years the Hispanic population has increased but in 1975 it was very much white, farmer type people. Everyone knew everyone. It just makes me wonder why this girl has nothing out there.
02-20-2006, 03:36 AM
They probably figured she had run away -- and perhaps she did, who knows. A runaway in 1975, from what I know, got even less attention than they do now. It seems like in 1975 everyone was running away.
12-13-2006, 04:21 PM
Thinking of Colleen and her family. It's been 31 years with no answers.
05-23-2010, 05:16 PM
October 5th of this year will mark 35 years since Colleen disappeared. I wish there was more information available about her and the case.
Colleen Vanita Simpson
Missing since October 5, 1975 from Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: December 5, 1960
Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7; 90 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Black hair; hazel eyes.
Marks, Scars: Moon-shaped scar just below her elbow on her right forearm and a mole on the left side of chin.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Simpson was last seen at her family's home in Bedford, Iowa on October 5, 1975. She disappeared sometime during the overnight hours.
If you have any information concerning Simpson's whereabouts, please contact:
Taylor County Sheriff's Office
Missing Persons Unit
All information may be submitted anonymously.
NCMEC #: NCMC601905
NCIC Number: M-184789907
Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Iowa Missing Persons' Clearinghouse
The Doe Network: Case File 362DFIA
08-14-2010, 12:59 AM
It's so sad that there's so little information about this poor girl... The Charley Project also has a page for her, but there are precious few details...
Next month will mark 35 years that Colleen has been missing. Come home soon sweetie.
09-21-2012, 07:59 AM
Bumping case up. It has been two years since the last post. October 5th will mark 37 years since Colleen Vanita Simpson went missing.
11-15-2012, 07:51 PM
Odd that she was the daughter of LE and no info on her. Makes me wonder.
05-08-2013, 12:47 PM
Have you seen these missing Iowa children?
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