Sylvia Helen Carlson

Above: Carlson, circa 1977


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 12, 1977 from Santa Monica, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 21, 1938
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Carlson has scars on her back and on her side, near her right kidney. Her left wrist was previously broken and a pin was surgically inserted to repair the bone.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red dress, a maroon sweater, brown sandals and possibly a few silver rings.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Carlson was last seen in Santa Monica, California on December 12, 1977. She was driving a two-door brown 1977 Ford Thunderbird with the California license plate number 893RXB. She has never been heard from again. On January 4, 1978, Carlson's vehicle was found parked in the 1900 block of Penmar Avenue in Venice, California. Witnesses said it had been there since mid-December. Few details are available in Carlson's disappearance.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 14, 2016; clothing/jewelry description added, details of disappearance updated.

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