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    LA - Lurline H. DeWitt, 77, Mansfield, 27 Sept 1996

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1602DFLA

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1602dfla.html

    Lurline H. DeWitt
    Missing since September 27, 1996 from Mansfield, Desoto Parish, Louisiana
    Classification: Endangered Missing



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    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: September 29, 1919
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 77 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6-5'7"; 125-130 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black, greying hair; brown eyes. Wears glasses.
    •Dentals: Upper & lower dentures with 2 gold teeth in the upper plate.



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    Circumstances of Disappearance
    DeWitt was last seen at her home in Mansfield, Louisiana on September 27, 1996.
    Dewitt, a comfortably well-off widow, lived in a quiet, middle-class neighborhood with her son. She apparently opened her door to someone after 9 p.m. Her son discovered she was gone about 1 a.m. and called police. Nothing was missing.
    Her son told authorities he went to bed and later discovered the door to the home's carport open and his mother missing.
    DeWitt apparently walked out of her home during a heavy thunderstorm.
    Prior to her disappearance DeWitt had undergone a checkup at a Mansfield hospital and was kept overnight because of high blood pressure.
    Authorities talked to relatives, neighbors - nobody has reported seeing her.
    DeWitt's son, who lived with her, and other family members are not suspects.
    None of Dewitt's belongings or identification was taken.



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    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office
    318-872-3956
    Email
    OR
    Mansfield Police Department
    318- 872-3956



    Source Information:
    The Advocate 10/3/96
    The Advocate 10/9/96
    The Advocate 10/31/96
    The Advocate 4/27/98
    Desoto Sheriff


    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...t_lurline.html

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/4089/0/
    NamUs Profile:
    Dental: Available and entered
    DNA: initial inquiry underway
    Fingerprints: NA

    A couple of archived articles dating around 1996, all are pay per view.

    Lurline has been missing almost 14 years. Come home soon.
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    DNA submitted on two DeSoto cold cases
    December 19, 2010

    MANSFIELD — DeSoto sheriff's and Mansfield police investigators realized during a recent review of cold cases that DNA evidence was not on file with two of them. The oversight has been remedied and DNA soon will be in a national database. And that means the cases could be one step closer to being solved should there be any hits to what's already on file.

    "One of the cases is real old and we just didn't have any DNA," said DeSoto sheriff's Lt. Robert Davidson. So within the past month, Davidson and Mansfield police Capt. Gary Hobbs tracked down family members of Lurline Dewitt and Constance Anderson. Finding Dewitt's relatives meant a trip to the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, where one of her two sons is serving a life sentence for homicide.

    more at the link
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    Lurline's DNA is changed now at NamUs to:
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/4089/166

    DeSoto Parish Sheriff's website has 4 missing persons listed, all females.
    http://www.dpso.org/missing-persons/
    Constance Anderson
    Deshanna Gray
    Syble Brumley

    Lurline Dewitt - Missing Since September 28th, 1996

    NO PHOTO AVAILABLE
    Date of Birth: 29 September 1919
    Race: Black
    Sex: Female
    Height: 5′ 7″
    Weight: Approx 130lbs
    Identifying Marks: Upper & lower dentures with 2 gold teeth in the upper plate. Found missing at 1AM by her son. Nothing was missing. This is a Mansfield Police Department case. Case agents are Capt. Gary Hobbs & Lt. Joe Pratt. There is a reward. To report information regarding this case, contact DPSO at (318) 872-3956 or tips@dpso.org.

    Lurline has been missing for 18 years.

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