Dixie Lee Arensen

Arensen, circa 1968

  • Missing Since 08/25/1968
  • Missing From Los Angeles, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 01/01/1948 (70)
  • Age 20 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'6, 135 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A royal blue empire-style dress with three-quarter length sleeves, olive-brown shoes with a medium heel, a yellow gold engagement ring with a 1/3rd carat diamond and a matching wedding band with a small diamond.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Arensen wears eyeglasses and cannot see well without them. Her eyeglasses were left behind when she went missing.

Details of Disappearance

Arensen was last seen at Hillcrest Christian Church in the 17500 block of Rinaldi Street in the Grenada Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 25, 1968. She left home to prepare a church bulletin and has never been heard from again.

Arensen's blue car was found parked outside the church at 9:15 a.m. Her keys were in the church office, her eyeglasses were on the office floor, and the electric typewriter was running. There no indications of a struggle. Arensen's olive-brown 14-inch-long envelope style purse disappeared with her. There has been no activity on her checking account since her disappearance, and her passport was left behind. She would not have been able to see well without her glasses.

Arensen got married only two months before she disappeared and resided with her husband in the 10800 block of Zelzah Avenue in Los Angeles. Her husband was an associate youth minister at the church. She did not normally prepare church bulletins on Sundays, but on Thursdays and Fridays. Arensen's father theorized that someone followed her to the church office and attacked her there. No suspects have ever been named in her disappearance, and her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Los Angeles Police Department 818-756-8861

Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated December 9, 2012; picture added.