Dorothy Mildred Clitheroe

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Left and Center: Dorothy, circa 1973
Right: Age-progression to age 55 (circa 2014)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 20, 1973 from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 6, 1959
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'4, 130 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Dorothy's ears are pierced. She wore oval-shaped eyeglasses with thick lenses that darkened in sunlight. One of Dorothy's forearms was scarred prior to her disappearance; she backed into a hot radiator and the name US Steel was imprinted onto her skin. The letter "U" may have been the only visible sign of the injury by 1973.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white tank top with a multi-colored inverted teardrop design and blue Levi's bellbottom jeans with blue and white dotted material sewn in to widen the pant bottoms.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Dorothy was last seen walking towards the restrooms at Cortez Park at 35th Avenue and Dunlap in Phoenix, Arizona at 6:30 p.m. on September 20, 1973. She has never been heard from again. She may have traveled to Portland, Oregon or Houston, Texas.

    Texas authorities are assisting with Dorothy's case. It remains unsolved.


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

    Texas Department Of Public Safety


    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Phoenix Police Department


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 26, 2014; age-progression updated.

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