Elizabeth Turvey Brown

Above: Brown, circa 1977


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 21, 1977 from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 4, 1923
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Brown's nickname is Betty.
  • Medical Conditions: Brown was under treatment for paranoid schizophrenia at the time of her disappearance, but she was fully functional and her illness was not readily apparent.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Brown was last seen in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on February 21, 1977, when she stopped to ask for directions to Virginia Beach, Virginia. She has never been heard from again. Brown's red, white and blue 1976 Chevrolet Vega was later found unlocked and abandoned in the parking lot of the Southern Shores Hotel, near the Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier. Her purse and coat were inside the vehicle and the keys were in the ignition.

    Few details are available in Brown's case. She resided in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 1977.


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


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    Rocky Mount Police Department


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 1, 2011; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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