Bettina Minnie Antone

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Above Images: Antone, circa 1980

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March-April 1980 from Redding, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 21, 1936
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Black hair, blue eyes. One of Antone's arms and one of her legs have been previously fractured. She has a surgical scar on her lower back. She has a mole on her left cheek and facial dimples, and her ears are pierced. She wears dentures. Antone's nickname is Tina. She may use the aliases Bettina Minna Antone, Betty Antone, M. Tina Armstrong, Tina Armstrong, Bettina Minne Davis, Betty Davis and/or Tina M. Antone.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly dangly earrings.
  • Medical Conditions: Antone is schizophrenic. She was depressed at the time of her 1980 disappearance. Antone is also an alcoholic.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Antone was last seen in Redding, California in late March or early April, 1980. She called a family member and said she was going camping in the Clear Creek area of the city with two male friends. She left a note about the camping trip on her calendar as well. She has never been heard from again. Antone was transient and living at the California Motel at the time of her disappearance. Her toothbrush, clothing, makeup, car, and photographs of her children and grandchildren were left behind at the motel.

    Antone's sister found some money and a note stuffed inside on of Antone's shoes at the motel after her disappearance. The note read, "Please save." Antone's sister believes she was either killed or is a patient in a mental facility. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Redding Police Department
    530-225-4200

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Redding Record Searchlight
    Redding Police Department
    NamUs

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 25, 2011; two pictures added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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