Dorothy Mildred Clitheroe

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

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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.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Phoenix Police Department
    602-262-6141

    OR
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    800-346-3243

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

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

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

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