01-28-2008, 06:00 PM #1Former Member
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Cathy Marie Moulton (16) - Portland ME, 1971
Missing Since: September 24, 1971 from Portland, Maine
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: June 28, 1955
Age: 16 years old
Height and Weight: 5'4, 98 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Moulton's four eyeteeth have been removed and she wore braces on her teeth and thick eyeglasses with heavy dark-colored plastic frames at the time of her disappearance in 1971. Moulton has scars on both of her feet from wart removal. She has a white spot on her left elbow and flat moles are scattered across her back.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A navy blue all-weather coat, a navy blue pant dress and brown leather shoes.
Details of Disappearance
Moulton planned to attend a YWCA dance during the evening hours of September 24, 1971 in her hometown of Portland, Maine. She asked her father to drop her off on Cumberland Avenue that afternoon. Moulton wanted to purchase a pair of pantyhose and toothpaste before preparing for the dance. She stopped by a music store on Forest Avenue later in the day to visit a friend. She told her friend she would walk home and would see her at the dance that evening.
Moulton was last seen walking down Forest Avenue to head home. Her residence was about a mile and a half away. She was carrying a brown leather Mexican clutch purse which contained her house key, two tubes of toothpaste, and a very small amount of cash, not even enough for a bus ticket. She never arrived home and has not been seen again. Her parents reported her missing after she was not home by dinnertime.
Some agencies may report that Moulton left her residence in 1971 with her friend Lester Everett (sometimes spelled "Everette"). The accounts claim that Moulton and Everett drove to Mars Hill, Maine in a stolen 1963 blue Cadillac. They reportedly traveled to Perth-Andover in New Brunswick, Canada afterwards. Everett was located alone sometime afterwards. He said he did not know where Moulton was.
In November 1971, two months after Moulton disappeared, a witness claimed to have seen her at a gas station in Presque Isle, Maine, north of Portland. Her father went to Presque Isle to investigate, but was unable to confirm the sighting.
In 1983, a hunter said he came across a skeleton in the woods near Smyrna, Maine, surrounded by female clothing. Some investigators believe the remains were Moulton's. The hunter was unable to retrace his footsteps and lead police back to the site, however, and the bones were never found. In 2004, investigators began to look for them again.
Moulton's case was reopened in the 1980s, but no evidence was uncovered regarding her whereabouts. She was a junior at Deering High School at the time of her disappearance. Investigators do not believe she ran away; she gave no indication that she was unhappy at the time of her disappearance. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Portland Police Department
Portland Public Safety Department
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