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    AR - Maud Crawford, 63, Camden, 2 March 1957


    Maud Crawford
    Missing since March 2, 1957 from Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
    • Date Of Birth: 1894
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 63 years old
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Reddish-grey hair. Crawford wears eyeglasses.
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5"; 165 lbs.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Maud was the first female attorney in Camden, Arkansas. She was regarded as one of the top title and abstract attorneys in Ouachita County and was very skilled in estate management.
    Maud was last seen at her residence on Clifton Street during the evening hours of March 2, 1957. Her husband, Clyde, went to a local movie theater and a liquor store during the night. Maud was sitting on her couch stringing beans when Clyde left their home. Clyde returned several hours later and saw that the lights were on inside the residence and on both porches. Their television set was turned on and Maud's pan of beans sat on a table. Her purse was inside the home and $142 was inside of her wallet. Several legal files were placed on a table. All of the doors were unlocked and Maud's vehicle was parked in their driveway with the keys in the ignition, the way she normally left the car for the evening. The Crawfords' dog was laying undisturbed on the floor. Nothing seemed amiss near the residence, but there was no sign of Maud at the scene. She has never been heard from again.

    Maud was very active in Camden's civic efforts in 1957 and did not have a reason to leave without warning. She was highly respected in the town at the time and there initially seemed to be no evidence to suggest foul play was involved in her case.

    Maud's disappearance remained shrouded in mystery until reporter Beth Brickell returned to her hometown of Camden in 1986. She wrote a series of articles for The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that exposed some of the intrigue surrounding Maud's case. Brickell found that many of the people involved were still frightened about the circumstances over 30 years after Maud vanished. Brickell apparently received threats herself while researching the story. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette was threatened with lawsuits from individuals after the first segment of Brickell's story was published. The newspaper ignored the efforts to stop the story and continued to run the entire series of articles.

    Last edited by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed; 04-30-2010 at 12:25 AM. Reason: updated doe network link

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    I was reading about Maud today and wanted to bump her out of the ancient history here.

    Nice website - has the archive of the archives of the articles published in the 1980's
    'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'

  3. #3
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    Penn's woods
    I found another bio on her (I wonder when luminousfilms project will be out?).


    The link Gaia posted if fascinating.

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    Sep 2005
    Maud's Charley Project file has been updated.

    Please Help Find Brian Shaffer!


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    Sep 2004
    It has now been 55 years since Maud went missing.

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