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.
- Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 16, 2018; casefile added.