Johanna Catherine Brighton

Above: Brighton, circa 1981


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 25, 1981 from Los Angeles, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 30, 1943
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Brighton previously fractured her right wrist; the injury had healed by the time of her disappearance. Her birth name was Catherine Crawford and she went by the nickname Kay; she changed her name in 1968 for career reasons.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Brighton was last seen in Los Angeles, California on February 25, 1981. She has never been heard from again. Brighton was working as a model at the time of her disappearance, and left behind a young son. She was born in Arkansas and attended the University of Arizona. Few details are available in her case. She is missing under suspicious circumstances.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Whereabouts Still Unknown


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 16, 2015; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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