Linda Kay Carroll

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Above Images: Carroll, circa 1984

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 25, 1984 from Crestview, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 10, 1960
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Strawberry-blonde hair, green eyes. Carroll was a non-smoker in 1984. She has a scar on her right hip and a large gap between her two upper front teeth.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Carroll was last seen in Crestview, Florida on September 25, 1984. Her parents dropped her off at her home on Kingston Road at 8:30 p.m. About half an hour later, neighbors heard screams coming from her home, then a car speeding away. Carroll was reported missing the next day later, when she didn't show up for work at Showell Farms Inc.. She has never been heard from again. Carroll never picked up her last paycheck. Her purse and shoes were missing from her home. Her bed had been stripped and the sheets were missing, and there were clumps of hair scattered. A note addressed to Carroll's brother was on the counter; it said she'd gone to Baker, Florida to do laundry and that he should wait for her. He was supposed to visit her the day of her disappearance, but didn't make it.

    Carroll was going through a divorce and custody battle at the time of her disappearance. Her husband of five years had left her in August and taken their two young children, which upset Carroll, as she was a devoted mother. Carroll's husband admitted he stopped her home on the night of September 25. He said she wasn't home, so he left and went to his mother's house in Meridian, Mississippi.

    Carroll was living alone at her Kingston Road home, which didn't have electricity. She lived frugally because she was saving money for a divorce attorney. She was working at her first job and had gotten a driver's license, although she didn't yet own a car. Her family describes her as an introvert with few friends. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
    850-651-7400

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    The Northwest Florida Daily News

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 2, 2013; picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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