Gail Ann Northington

Gail, circa 1987

  • Missing Since 01/09/1987
  • Missing From Ottawa Lake, Michigan
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 29 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'4, 110 - 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Gail's ears are pierced.

Details of Disappearance

Gail was last seen in Ottawa Lake, Michigan on January 9, 1987. She and her son had been staying with her parents in Erie, Michigan due to marital difficulties; she had filed for divorce in December.

On the day of her disappearance, Gail returned home to Ottawa Lake to pick up some clothes and food. She has never been heard from again. On January 20, her car was found abandoned at an apartment complex in Oregon, Ohio. This is about twenty miles from Ottawa Lake.

Weeks after Gail's disappearance, her husband, Gary Michael Northington, was charged with trying to arrange her murder the day before she went missing. He was convicted in October and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Gail has never been found. Foul play is suspected in her case.

Investigating Agency

  • Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 16, 2018; casefile added.