Lorraine Judith Chance

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Above Images: Chance, circa 1948

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 3, 1948 from Santa Cruz, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: 1922
  • Age: 25 - 26 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'11 - 5'1, 95 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Chance's maiden name is Barrie and some accounts refer to her as Lorraine Barrie-Chance. Her nickname is Lee. She has protruding teeth and wears a size 3.5 shoe.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but she usually wears high heels.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Chance disappeared on January 3, 1948. That day she left her only child with a babysitter in Santa Cruz, California and said she'd return in a couple of hours, but she never came back to get her. She lived on Riverside Avenue in Santa Clara, California at the time.

    Chance applied for death benefits for her husband from the Veteran's Administration on March 28, 1948; he'd been in the Navy and had died in an accident in November 1947. Her application was approved in August of that year, but by then she had moved without leaving a forwarding address. She never collected any benefits and there's been no indication of her whereabouts since 1948. Sacramento, California police are investigating.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sacramento Police Department
    916-808-0621

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    On the Off Chance
    The Doe Network
    Missing Persons of America
    NamUs
    Facebook Page for Lorraine Chance

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 31, 2016; casefile added.

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