DC DC - Flora Ligon, 42, Washington DC, 1956

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  1. anthrobones

    anthrobones New Member

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2049dfdc.html

    Flora Rebecca Ligon
    Missing since Fall-Spring 1956 from Washington, District Of Columbia
    Classification: Missing




    Vital Statistics
    • Date Of Birth: May 27, 1914
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 42 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"-5"7"; 130 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    • Medical: History of alcohol abuse
    • Aliases: Flora Green(e), Flora White "Dan"


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Ligon was last seen in Washington, DC in the Fall-Spring of 1956.
    On the day of her disappearance her then 8 year old daughter saw her remove some money she hid under the linoleum. Flora told her daughter she was going to the store. She never returned and was not seen by her family again.
    Many years later this daughter learned that her mother may have had an alcohol abuse problem. Flora may have gone to Trenton, New Jersey, Clemson, South Carolina or Greenville, South Carolina areas.
     
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  3. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    There isn't much to go on with this case, but it is now 50 years old...

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    Flora Rebecca Ligon
    Missing since Fall-Spring 1956 from Washington, District Of Columbia
    Classification: Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: May 27, 1914
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 42 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"-5"7"; 130 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Medical: History of alcohol abuse
    Aliases: Flora Green(e), Flora White "Dan"

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Ligon was last seen in Washington, DC in the Fall-Spring of 1956.
    On the day of her disappearance her then 8 year old daughter saw her remove some money she hid under the linoleum. Flora told her daughter she was going to the store. She never returned and was not seen by her family again.

    Many years later this daughter learned that her mother may have had an alcohol abuse problem. Flora may have gone to Trenton, New Jersey, Clemson, South Carolina or Greenville, South Carolina areas.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: DC Metropolitan Police
    Det. Jim Trainum
    202-727-5037

    Source Information:
    The Family of Flora Rebecca Ligon
    The Doe Network: Case File 2049DFDC

    Link:
    http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/2049dfdc.html
     
  4. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    Bumping case up. I posted this almost a year ago and there have been 86 viewings, but no comments.

    Not much to go on with this case, and it would seem that she simply left home and never returned. Don't know if her disappearance was ever reported at the time.

    It would be nice to hear more details of this case.

    I found someone by the same name in the Social Security Death Index, but the birth date does not match:

    Name: FLORA LIGON
    Birthdate: 27 Dec 1909
    Death date: May 1983
    Last zip code: 35401 (Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, AL)
    SSN: 422-14-7644
    Issuing state: Alabama
     
  5. ohwell1971

    ohwell1971 Glorious Minds Think Alike

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    CastlesBurning New Member

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    A couple of points/observations:

    - It's not clear what kind of store Flora was heading for, but back in the '50s there were lots more corner/Mom & Pop stores that people tended to go to in their own neighborhoods, as opposed to jumping in the car for Stop & Shop. I'm guessing that Flora was also walking to a neighborhood store? If so, did the store owner see her arrive? Did any area residents see her on the way?

    - How much money did Flora take? A dollar or two for a quick grocery trip, or more? I'm thinking that if she had money hidden in a special hiding spot, she wouldn't have bothered to do so unless she had a fairly significant stash in there. Was anything left over after she was gone?

    - The only family mentioned is the little girl. Was there a man in Flora's life? Was she maybe escaping a bad marriage or relationship, or maybe that someone had reason to want to hurt her?

    - Why is it believed Flora may have gone to one of the listed areas? Was she from there? Had friends or family there? etc.
     
  7. Bobby88

    Bobby88 Whatever happened to Johnnie Herrera?

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    On Porchlight International's message board, someone posted that Flora Ligon's (if it is in fact the same Flora Ligon) mother's name was Iowa Carter and that she died April 14, 1938.


    The poster also said that Flora has ties to the Gastonia and Hayesville areas of North Carolina.
     
  8. Odyssey

    Odyssey Verfied Insider Diane Genice Dye

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    I wonder if this could be a match

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/6275

    Estimated time of death is between 1950-1964, and notes state she had a mixture of 'black and white cranial traits', suggesting she may have been of mixed race.

    Age of victim is 20-45, Flora was 42.
     
  9. KateB

    KateB New Member

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    Flora Rebecca Ligon
    Aliases: Flora Green(e), Flora White "Dan"
    http://doenetwork.org/cases/2049dfdc.html

    Flora's photo and her aliases (or is that a surname?) both support that she may have been bi-racial. And UP6275 appears to be a solid potential match. But Flora is not listed in NamUs that I found. I wonder if there are any identifiers for Flora.

    Flora has been missing for 59 years.
     
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    Who reported her missing?
     

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