CA CA - Tena Marie Gattrell, 25, Sacramento, 21 June 1985

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  1. Murkywaters

    Murkywaters Well-Known Member

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  2. Murkywaters

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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    Demographics

    Missing Age: 25 Years
    Current Age: 60 Years
    First Name: Tena
    Middle Name: Marie
    Last Name: Gattrell
    Nickname/Alias--
    Sex: Female
    Height: 5' 4" (64 Inches)
    Weight: 110 lbs
    Race / Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

    Circumstances
    Date of Last Contact: June 21, 1985
    NamUs Case Created: August 22, 2019
    Last Known Location Map
    Location: Sacramento, California 95814
    County: Sacramento County
    Missing From Tribal Land: No
    Primary Residence on Tribal Land--
    Circumstances of Disappearance: Tena was last seen on March 18, 1985 in Sacramento, California.

    Physical Description
    Hair Color: Brown
    Left Eye Color: Brown
    Right Eye Color: Brown

    Distinctive Physical Features
    No Information Entered

    Clothing and Accessories
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    Transportation
    No Information Entered

    Investigating Agencies
    Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

    Christine Kneeland, Deputy Sheriff
    Phone no: (916) 874-5115
    Agency Case Number: 21-069277
     
  3. Murkywaters

    Murkywaters Well-Known Member

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    Tena's son is reaching out for help finding his mother, he providing the following information.

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    In March 1985 Tena gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby boy in a Sacramento hospital. Tena suffered from mental health issues. Social services were called. They thought it was in the best interest of the child to remove him from his mother's care. They place him in foster care. They tried to get Tena to put her baby up for adoption in April 1985. Tena refused their request. Tena was then placed in a board and care home under a 51/50 hold. June 21, 1985 Tena walked away from the board and care home and was reported missing. The state let Tena's little boy be adopted out by his foster parents. On October 30, 1986 Tena was located by the police in San Diego, California. She was living homeless. That was the last known contact anyone has had with Tena. As Tena's son became older he was on a mission to find his parents. He requested his sealed adoption papers. He also did a Ansestery DNA test. He was able to locate his mothers siblings. Unfortunately no one had seen his mother in more than 30 years. If that wasnt heartbreaking enough it got even worse when he asked for a photograph of her. He just wanted to see what she looked liked. But to his surprise no one in Tenas family had a photo of her. His father was listed as a unknown truck driver in his adoption papers. Last year their was finally a match on his DNA. It was his father. They got to meet and hit it off. He even got to meet his half brother. Unfortunately his father did not remember much about his mother. Recently their was a Jane Doe Homeless woman in the Sacramento morgue. Tenas son thought for sure it was his mom. However the medical examiner said it was not. He had pulled Tena's finger prints from her criminal record. They were not a match. We are hoping and praying with the newer technology that someone reading this can find a old mug shot of Tena. It's like after Tenas son was born Tena just fell off the face of the earth. Tena's son is praying for a photo. However he is praying even harder to find his mom alive!

    Below is a photo of Tena's son and his father. They met each other March 2019 [​IMG]
    Description at time of disappearance in 1985:
    DOB: June 18, 1960
    Height: 5'4
    Weight: 110 lbs
    Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Brown
    Note: Tena was born in Massachusetts on a airbase to a Floyd and Helen Gattrell. Tena had 4 brothers 1 sister.
    If you have any information regarding this case a new missing persons case has been filed. Please call the Sacramento police department at 916-264-5471
    Case number 19-269784
     
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  4. victoriarobinson642

    victoriarobinson642 Well-Known Member

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    I suggested in another thread that she could be this Jane Doe.
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    I feel for the son, and I hope for his sake that she's not a Jane Doe, and still alive.
     
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