Susan Seymour Adams

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Above: Adams, circa 1990

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 30, 1990 from Idaho County, Idaho
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 22, 1947
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Camouflage-print clothing. Carrying a camera and binoculars.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Adams was last seen in Idaho County, Idaho on September 30, 1990. She, her husband and a group of hunters and guides from Iron Horse Outfitters were hunting and camping in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness near the Montana/Idaho border. Adams and her husband were from Austin, Texas; they'd spent months researching their trip and arrived there on September 22, and Adams seemed to be enjoying herself. At 9:00 a.m., she said she was going to go to a nearby meadow and spend some time bird-watching. She never returned and has never been heard from again. Her husband followed her tracks on the trail to a spot about 20 years away from the meadow, then the tracks stopped. An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of her.

    Adams wasn't carrying any food, warm clothing or survival gear at the time of her disappearance. Authorities believe she got lost or injured, and they think her remains are still somewhere in the vicinity where she disappeared.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Idaho County Sheriff's Office
    208-983-1100

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    Source Information
    Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    NamUs
    The Lewiston Morning Tribune

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 20, 2016; casefile added.

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