Floy Jean Bennett

Floy, circa 1978

  • Missing Since 02/23/1978
  • Missing From Beaverton, Oregon
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 37 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'8, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Floy's hair is naturally brown, and was dyed blonde at the time of her disappearance. Her nickname is Jeanie.

Details of Disappearance

Floy was last seen at her home in Beaverton, Oregon on the evening of February 23, 1978. Her husband, Robert Eugene "Bob" Bennett, said she failed to return home from a shopping trip. She has never been heard from again. The contents of her home and most of a $90,000 inheritance disappeared with her.

Bob said he thought Floy had run off with another man. He stated that five days after her disappearance, her rental car was found parked in the driveway when he got home, and some clothes and suitcases were missing, but there was no sign of Floy. Two weeks after her disappearance, he filed for divorce. In 1986, he married to his brother's widow.

In 1989, Bob pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death and dismemberment of a friend and occasional chess companion who lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. His victim disappeared in February that year, and the next day his severed legs were found in a trash bin. In May, the man's head and torso were found buried at a home Bob had previously rented. The murder was not related to Floy's disappearance and Bob has not been named as a suspect in her case.

Investigators believe Floy was the victim of a homicide. Her Social Security number, bank account and credit cards weren't used after her disappearance, and she never picked up her last paycheck from Multnomah County, where she was a court reporter. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Beaverton Police Department 503-526-2260

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 7, 2018; casefile added.