Lynn Ruth Connes

Above: Connes, circa 1976


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 20, 1976 from Berkeley, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 21, 1955
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Connes has a scar on her lower lip. She has freckles on her face. At the time of her disappearance, her hair was worn long and loose and parted in the center.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black shirt, black bell-bottom pants, a tan scarf and a silver ring with an etched design.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Connes left her home in the 2800 block of Regent Street in Berkeley, California on May 20, 1976. She had advertised for employment as a photographer's model and a man identifying himself as "Jeff" answered her ad. They agreed to meet at the Bateau Ivre Restaurant in the 2600 block of Telegraph Avenue, four blocks from her home. A waitress at the restaurant stated that a woman matching Connes's description came in at 10:15 a.m. The business was closed at the time, but the waitress allowed to her to sit down and wait for her appointment. The waitress did not see her leave.

    Connes has never been heard from again and "Jeff" has never been identified. Her bicycle was found locked near the restaurant but there was no sign of her. It's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Connes worked part time as a telephone solicitor in Marin County, California at the time of her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 7, 2006; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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