AL AL - Yu Chin Goodson, 58, Russellville, 25 Mar 2005


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Missing Person / NamUs #MP7286
Yu Chin Goodson

Female, Asian
Height 5' 2" (62 Inches)
Weight 150 lbs

Hair Color Black
Head Hair Description greying
Eye Color Brown

Pink shirt and blue jeans

Date of Last Contact March 25, 2005

Missing Age 58 Years
Current Age 73 Years

Last Known Location Map
Location Russellville, Alabama
Franklin County

Circumstances of Disappearance
Yu Chin Chang Goodson was a resident of a group home that specialized in treating patients with mental disabilities. On the afternoon of March 25, 2005, a patient at the group home informed the staff that Goodson had left the facility about 15 minutes earlier. The property owners contacted the police and began searching for her. Officers interviewed a witness who claimed to have seen a woman who matched Goodson's description getting into a car that was headed toward Decatur, Alabama. The car was a small grey or sliver older model car, like a Mazda or Nissan. The vehicle was described as having a loud muffler. Goodson require daily medication, and did not have any with her when she disappeared. She is known to pray a lot, as well as having numerous crying episodes. Goodson loves children. She has ties to the Florence, Alabama area. Her son lives in Decatur, Alabama, and she may attempt to contact him. She may appear intoxicated or disoriented, and may be staying in missions or homeless shelters. Her bank account has not been accessed since she was reported missing.
Circumstance Notes
New LE contact for this case. No DNA, FP, Dental for this subject.

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Unsolved Cold Cases Facebook page post from 2016 has more details.
Unsolved Cold Cases
Yu Chin Chang Goodson
#Missing Since: March 25, 2005 from Russellville, #Alabama
Date of Birth: May 20, 1948
Age: 56 years old
Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian female. Graying black hair, brown eyes.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A pink or blue pullover shirt and blue jeans.
Medical Conditions: Goodson suffers from diabetes, hypertension, and paranoid schizophrenia. Although she is not insulin-dependent, she must take daily medication for all of those conditions and she does not have her medicine with her. As a result of her conditions, Goodson may appear to be disoriented or intoxicated. She had been under psychiatric care for sixteen years prior to going missing and she is classified as mentally and physically disabled.

Goodson was last seen where she lived in a halfway house for mentally disabled adults in the 100 block of Nortin Avenue in #Russellville, Alabama at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen leaving the facility on March 25, 2005. She got into a small gray or silver older model car, possibly a Nissan or Mazda, with a loud muffler. The car headed east on Highway 24 towards #Decatur, Alabama. Goodson has never been heard from again.
Authorities believe Goodson may be trying to reach her son, who lives in Decatur. She used to live in #Florence, Alabama, and had lived in the halfway house for only a few months prior to her disappearance. She did not take any identification with her and has not accessed her bank accounts since her disappearance. Goodson may be staying in homeless shelters. Her case remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Russellville Police Department
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

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