Cynthia Coon

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Lefta nd Center: Cynthia, circa 1970;
Right: Age-progression to age 59 (circa 2015)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 19, 1970 from Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 24, 1956
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Cynthia has straight teeth with no fillings; prior to her disappearance, she had never received any dental care.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A tan coat, black boots, and a multicolored scarf and hat. Carrying a colored bookbag.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cynthia departed from her family's residence in the 1400 block of Warrington in Washtenaw County, Michigan during the morning hours of January 19, 1970. She was en route to her school, Forsythe Junior High School in the 1600 block of Newport Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She didn't like to ride the bus and preferred to walk the one-mile route to school. Cynthia never arrived there as scheduled and has never been seen again. She had no prior history of running away from home and she was a good student. She was carrying only two or three dollars in cash when she vanished.

    There were possible sightings of Cynthia in the Ann Arbor area in the days following her disappearance, but none were confirmed. Cynthia called her family members on April 1, 1970 and April 2, 1970. She did not know her whereabouts at the time of the two telephone conversations, which were just two hours apart. Cynthia has not been heard from again. Her relatives received an extortion-type phone call on May 5, 1970, nearly four months after she disappeared. There has not been any other communication regarding Cynthia's case since that time.

    Investigators thought Cynthia might have been an unidentified female whose remains were found at a dump in Florida in 1973, but the unidentified victim had crooked teeth and Cynthia's teeth are straight. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
    734-973-7711

    OR
    Washtenaw County Sheriff Dispatch Operations
    734-971-3954

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    Source Information
    Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
    The Miami Herald
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Ann Arbor News

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 18, 2017; picture and clothing/jewelry description added; details of disappearance updated.

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