Niki Diane Britten

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Above Images: Niki, circa 1969

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 16, 1969 from Albany, Oregon
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date of Birth: July 23, 1953
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Niki ran away from her home in Albany, Oregon on July 16, 1969. She was living with her grandparents at the time of her disappearance. They legally adopted her after her parents divorced. Her mother remarried and moved to Pennsylvania, leaving Niki behind in Oregon; Niki began running away after that. For a time in 1966 and 1967, she stayed at Hillcrest, a juvenile correction facility.

    Niki called family friends in September 1969, trying to get in touch with her grandparents. She said she was in New York, had a job and was all right. This was the last time her family heard from her. Her grandparents kept the same phone number for the rest of their lives and never changed the locks at their Albany home, in case she should come home or try to contact them. Niki's grandparents and her biological father are all deceased, but her mother is still alive and hopes to locate her daughter. Her mother has remarried and changed her name multiple times since 1969.

    Niki's Social Security number hasn't been used since her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Albany Police Department
    541-917-7680

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    NamUs
    The Albany Democrat-Herald

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 9, 2012; details of disappearance updated.

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