WI WI - Charlotte Ann Erdman, 15, Watertown, 18 July 1974

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  1. namstache

    namstache Someday Known: Non-Profit Organization

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    Two NCMEC administrators have been assigned to her case.
     
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  2. Mysteries1974

    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    Ok that’s Awesome!
     
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    Do you know if the authorities have ruled out the possibility that Charlotte could be living under her name, such as activity with her ss number? I assume they have but thought I would ask and keep this thread bumped up for awhile.
     
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  4. Mysteries1974

    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    I’ve been thinking of checking social media outlets to see if that’s possible as well. Maybe she’s living under the last name of this “trucker”
     
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    Or, separated from him long ago & using a different married name?

    But, if so, why did she stop writing her family?
     
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    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    I don’t know but maybe something was happening in her home or the area she lived in that caused her to want to runaway. I don’t see any other viable reason for her to want to leave like that.
     
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  7. namstache

    namstache Someday Known: Non-Profit Organization

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    Homelife may likely have been a factor in her departure, but her letter indicated she cared for the well-being of the family and desired to continue communicating. Her SSN has been checked with no leads developed. It is possible she may have entered in a marital relationship with the trucker. If she is out there, hopefully this search will let her know her siblings would love to just know she is ok. At this point in time they fear she may have been deceased for years.
     
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    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    I’m hoping that this is a happy ending. She’s not the only runaway from that time to be missing this long. The oldest runaway case I knew of dates back to 1964 and that girl was found safe last year.
     
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  9. T rex

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    I can definitely understand why the truckers name can not be released at this time but I was thinking it could be helpful to know what his routes were. That is if he had regular routes and wasn't just all over the place.
     
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    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    Charlotte Ann Erdman
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    Charlotte, circa 1974

    • Missing Since07/18/1974
    • Missing FromWatertown, Wisconsin
    • ClassificationEndangered Runaway
    • Date of Birth10/21/1958 (60)
    • Age15 years old
    • Height and Weight5'8, 140 pounds
    • Distinguishing CharacteristicsCaucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes.
    Details of Disappearance
    Charlotte ran away from her Watertown, Wisconsin home on July 18, 1974. About two weeks later her parents got a letter from her, postmarked Illinois. Charlotte wrote she'd been picked up by a 41-year-old long-haul truck driver based in Illinois. She said she wasn't involved in anything illegal and promised to write again.

    Charlotte's family never heard from her again after receiving the letter, but she wasn't reported missing until May 29, 2019. Few details are available in her case.
    Investigating Agency
    Source Information
    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated June 24, 2019; casefile added.
     
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    Darling136 Staff member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Charlotte - where are you?
     
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    Do we know which direction the trucker was headed? East or West?
     

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