OR OR - Benita Chamberlin, 24, Eugene, 23 Feb 1978

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  1. ClaireNC

    ClaireNC Well-Known Member

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    This 24 year old woman disappeared on the day she was scheduled to take her new baby girl, (born premature), home from the hospital. She had two other children and had just started the divorce process with her husband.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/869/33?current_page=photos
    "Benita was last seen at approximately 10:00am at Sacred Heart Hospital in the vicinity of 13th Ave. and Hilyard St. in Eugene, OR. Her vehicle was found abandoned in a nearby parking lot. "

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/chamberlin_benita.html
    My summary from the Charley Project website:
    Benita was last seen at around 10 am on Feb 23 1978 at a hospital in Eugene, Oregon. She had given birth on Feb 13 and was released from the hospital. Her daughter, born pre-mature, remained hospitalized due to low birth weight. Chamberlin went to the hospital that morning to nurse her baby. She was told she could take the child home that day and called a friend to tell her the good news.

    Chamberlin’s car was found abandoned in a nearby parking lot. There was no sign of her at the scene. She was in the process of a divorce and had left her husband. Her mother reported her missing. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Missing Since: February 23, 1978 from Eugene, Oregon
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date of Birth: October 27, 1953
    Age: 24 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'5, 120 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde hair, blue eyes.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black turtleneck sweater, a red and blue ski jacket, white pants and earth shoes.
    Medical Conditions: Chamberlin had given birth shortly before she vanished and was nursing at the time of her disappearance.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lane County Sheriff's Office
    541-682-4167
     
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  3. ClaireNC

    ClaireNC Well-Known Member

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    mommylicious Active Member

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    Looks like one of Benita's daughters manages a Facebook page for her. There's a lot of extra OT stuff but a post from April 26, '11 looks interesting. References a note found in mom's scrapbook. It would be great if the daughter was able to share a little more info!

    http://www.facebook.com/Benita.chamberlin
     
  5. ClaireNC

    ClaireNC Well-Known Member

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    That is an interesting comment on the FB page. I wonder if she submitted the info to LE.

    Edit to add:
    Investigating Agency
    Lane County Sheriff's Office
    541-682-4167
     
  6. mommylicious

    mommylicious Active Member

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    I would hope so but just don't know. I'd love to get any info/insight/rumor she has (couldn't really find much with a simple Google search) but hesitate to contact her using Fb.
     
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    ClaireNC Well-Known Member

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    Her daughter (initials MC) also has an individual page where she made a post about her mother just a few weeks ago. So she is still actively searching for information on her mother.
     
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