Betty J. Carlton

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Above: Carlton, circa 2008

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 12, 2008 from Bloomfield, Indiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 41 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Carlton may wear eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A pink shirt and black pants.
  • Medical Conditions: Carlton suffers from mental illness and is supposed to take medication to control her condition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Carlton was last seen standing in knee-deep water in the White River under the Veteran's Memorial Bridge in Elliston, Indiana at 5:11 p.m. on July 12, 2008. She lived on Seminary Street in Bloomfield, Indiana at the time of her disappearance. Various people called the authorities to report that they'd seen her behaving oddly during July 11 and July 12. There were sightings of a person in a life jacket floating in the river on July 13, but it's unclear whether this person was Carlton. She has never been heard from again.

    Carlton was facing misdemeanor and felony charges at the time of her disappearance in connection with an incident earlier in July; she called 911 for help, then allegedly attacked the police officer who responded to the call. She failed to appear at a scheduled court hearing on a few days after she went missing, and a warrant was issued for her arrest. It's unclear whether her disappearance is connected to the criminal case.

    The circumstances of Carlton's disappearance are unclear; authorities are uncertain whether she drowned or if other factors caused her to go missing. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Greene County Sheriff's Office
    812-384-4411

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    My Wabash Valley
    The Bloomfield Free Press
    The Greene County Daily World

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 6, 2012; casefile added.

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