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    Madeline Teresa Ponds (17) - Columbus MS, 1986


    Missing Since: November 20, 1986 from Columbus, Mississippi
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: March 11, 1969
    Age: 17 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'1, 105 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Red/blonde hair, green eyes. Ponds's ears are pierced. Her nickname is Midge.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A bright orange and blue sweater, straight-legged jeans and white high-top tennis shoes.

    Details of Disappearance

    Ponds was last seen working alone at her job at PJ's One-Stop, a convenience store on southbound Highway 82 in Columbus, Mississippi on November 20, 1986. Her mother brought her some dinner, then returned to their residence. Less than five minutes later, a customer discovered that the store was unattended and contacted authorities.


    Approximately $600 was missing from the cash register. Ponds's personal belongings were still inside the business and her car was parked in the store's lot with her purse, wallet, keys and hairbrush. She has never been heard from again. Ponds's mother says it is uncharacteristic of her to leave without taking her hairbrush or telling someone where she was going. She believes Ponds was abducted and says her daughter would not have gone without a fight.


    Ponds was a high school senior at the time of her disappearance and planned to join the armed forces after graduation. Her case remains unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lowndes County, Mississippi Sheriff's Office
    601-328-6788
    OR
    Pickens County, Alabama Sheriff's Office

    205-367-2000

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