Mary Jo Burnette

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Mary, circa 1984;
Bottom Right: Age-protection to age 48 (circa 2015)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 1, 1984 from Rockford, Alabama
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date of Birth: October 18, 1967
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'11 - 5'4, 90 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Mary's nickname is Joe, and some agencies spell her last name "Burnett." She has scars on her left calf and left knee, and she may wear eyeglasses for driving. Mary's teeth are crooked and her right upper central incisor protrudes prominently.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Mary ran away from her home in Rockford, Alabama during the summer of 1984. Her family did not report her missing until 1989 and are not certain of the date of her disappearance; they guessed June 1. She was arrested some time during that year, and it has been established that she was in Atlanta, Georgia in August 1985. She may have traveled to Texas or Florida after that. Mary may be with a male companion. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Coosa County Sheriff's Office
    256-377-4922

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Child Seek Network
    The Doe Network
    NamUs

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 10, 2016; alternate height added, age-progression updated.

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