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03-10-2006, 09:55 AM
Avis Beatrice Harris Mooney
Missing since September 1, 1961 from Mabank, Henderson County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics
Date Of Birth: October 26, 1927
Age at Time of Disappearance: 34 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3"; 140 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Dark brown hair; dark brown eyes. Fair complexion with freckles; small built frame.
Marks, Scars: At least one abdominal scar from a hysterectomy and appendectomy. She has a dark brown birthmark on one of her hips that is about the size of a quarter.
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
Medical: Undiagnosed mental condition (possibly bi-polar disorder).

Circumstances of Disappearance
Mooney was last seen in Mabank, Texas in the Fall of 1961. One day in the Fall of 1961, Avis Mooney's husband told his two children that he had come home from work that day to discover a note from their mother Avis saying that she had left him. Avis and her husband had a bad marriage that involved a lot of arguing and physical fighting.

In the 43 years since Avis' disappearance none of her family has heard a word from her, except for a letter she wrote to her mother when she very first disappeared. Her mother always questioned whether Avis had actually written the letter.

There was a possible sighting of Mooney in Hughes Springs, Texas in the early 1970s, but this has not been confirmed.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Henderson County Sheriff's Department 903-675-5128

Agency Case Number: C05-05910

NCIC Number: M-864897648
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The Doe Network


08-29-2008, 06:19 PM


08-30-2008, 09:05 PM
September first marks the 47 year anniversary of the disappearance of Avis.

09-30-2011, 11:16 PM
It has now been fifty years since Avis went missing.

11-27-2011, 01:17 AM

From the doe network link posted upthread.